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Spotlight: Fisher House Foundation's Celebrity Supporters

Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and Va medical centers. The Fisher Houses are 5,000 to 16,800 square-foot homes, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs, where families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis.

Located in close proximity to the medical center or hospital it serves, each Fisher House consists of between 8 and 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with a library and toys for children. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is no fee to stay in a Fisher House. Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an
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‘Harmony’ Drama From ‘The Fosters’ Creators, ‘Pippin’ Composer & Mandeville TV Gets Production Commitment At ABC

ABC has given a pilot production commitment to Harmony, a drama from Pippin and Godspell composer Stephen Schwartz and Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik, The Fosters‘ creators Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg, ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville TV. Written by Bredeweg, Paige and Jacob Chase from an original idea by Chase, Harmony is set in the town of Harmony, NY, where residents have the most unique dialect in the world: They sing their feelings and dance their…
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The Next 'Cop Rock'? ABC Readying Musical Police Drama From Five for Fighting

It's cop rock time on ABC.

The Disney-owned network is teaming with Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik and The Fosters creators Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige for a musical cop drama called Harmony.

The project, which has received a sizable production commitment from the network, revolves around the residents of Harmony, New York, who have the most unique dialect in the world: They sing their feelings and dance their emotions. When a brutal murder rocks the thriving tourist destination, a repressed detective must return to the musical town he left as a teen...
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Alan Thicke Gets Touching Tribute as Son Robin Skips Out on NHL100 Gala Appearance

Alan Thicke Gets Touching Tribute as Son Robin Skips Out on NHL100 Gala Appearance
Alan Thicke received a touching tribute at the NHL100 Gala on Friday night, as the TV legend's son, Robin Thicke, was a no-show amid his contentious custody battle with ex-wife Paula Patton.

Wayne Gretzky instead took the stage at the event to deliver a heartfelt tribute to his "good friend," who "would have loved to have been here tonight."

Related: Robin Thicke Will Pay Tribute to Father Alan Thicke at NHL100 Gala

"My good friend Alan Thicke would have loved to have been here tonight, swapping stories, talking some trash, and genuinely mixing it up with so many great players that he admired. I'm extremely honored to be included on this amazing list. I only wish that every one of the players could have been here tonight," the NHL star said.

"So with the help of my friend John, let's take a moment to pay tribute to the players we've lost who have earned a place on the
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Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen Join Performers at NHL All-Star Weekend

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Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen Join Performers at NHL All-Star Weekend
Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsen are the latest big names added to the lineup for the upcoming 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend. They join previously announced performers Robin Thicke, John Legend and John Ondrasik from Five for Fighting, who will take center stage (or ice) during hockey’s hottest event of the year. The Los Angeles Kings — who are celebrating their 50th anniversary — and the city of Los Angeles will play host to the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, Jan. 26-29, from the Staples Center in downtown L.A. Also Read: Jon Hamm Set to Host NHL 100 Gala at All-Star WeekendMad Men” star.
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Robin Thicke Set to Pay Tribute to Late Father, Alan, at NHL 100 Gala

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Robin Thicke Set to Pay Tribute to Late Father, Alan, at NHL 100 Gala
Robin Thicke is going to deliver what is destined to be an emotional tribute to his late father, Alan Thicke, at the NHL 100 Gala on Jan. 27, TheWrap has learned. The “Blurred Lines” singer will honor the “Growing Pains” star who died suddenly on Dec. 13 while watching his youngest son, Carter, play hockey in Burbank, California. To honor his hockey-loving Canadian-born dad, Robin will present a special “In Memoriam” that pays tribute to the late members of the 100 Greatest NHL Players, during which John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will perform. “Mad Men” star — and St. Louis Blues fanatic — Jon Hamm.
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'Hawaii Five-0' 100th Episode to Feature Special Five for Fighting Song (Exclusive)

'Hawaii Five-0' 100th Episode to Feature Special Five for Fighting Song (Exclusive)
Reaching 100 episodes is worthy of celebration and as CBS' Hawaii Five-0 marched toward the milestone, executive producer/showrunner Peter Lenkov was itching to do something different. So, with the help of CBS Television Studios' senior vp music Amy Osler, he reached out to one of his favorite musicians, Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik, with the hopes that he could use an unreleased song from the catalogue. What he got was something even better. See more Broadcast TV's New Shows for 2014-15 Season Ondrasik — the 49-year-old singer-songwriter behind Top 40 hits from the early aughts,

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John Ondrasik, Jordin Sparks Set to Perform at Outdoor Hockey Game in L.A.

John Ondrasik, Jordin Sparks Set to Perform at Outdoor Hockey Game in L.A.
John Ondrasik, Jordin Sparks and the USC Trojan Marching Band will join Kiss as performers at the Jan. 25 outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. Story: Kiss to Rock La's First-Ever Outdoor Hockey Game at Dodger Stadium Sparks, an actress and the 2007 American Idol winner, will sing the U.S. national anthem. Ondrasik – aka Five for Fighting and a longtime Kings fan who has written for the team’s website -- will perform during the second intermission of the first NHL outdoor game in California. And as the Kings and the Ducks make

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Neil Patrick Harris, Demi Lovato interviews on Leno (Videos)

Tonight: Neil Patrick Harris visits and shares his excitement for hosting the upcoming Emmy Awards. Harris recaps his recent vacation where his family spent a week-long trip with Elton John’s family. Demi Lovato expresses her feelings on being invited back to judge ‘The X Factor’ and her initial shock when she found out Simon is going to be a father. Five for Fighting Performs. Jay Leno’S Monologue Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Folks, I Hate To Be The Bearer Of Bad News, But Miley Cyrus And Her FIANCÉ Have Split Up. I Guess It Just Didn’T Twerk Out. It Just Did Not Twerk Out. Well According To Tabloids Miley Cyrus Has Unfollowed Her FIANCÉ Liam Hemsworth On Twitter Amid Rumors
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New Music: The 3 Albums You Have To Buy This Week

New Music: The 3 Albums You Have To Buy This Week
1. Mgmt - 'Mgmt' (Columbia Records)

If the psychedelic band, Mgmt, blew you away with the release of their single Alien Days back in April, this full album will be a constant repeat on your playlist. With Rolling Stone capitalizing the bands self-titled album opener, Alien Days, as a "shimmering, psychedelic soundscape," the nine other songs won't disappoint as you escape into great musical sounds. With their huge tour in Europe coming up for the fall, you won’t want to miss out! Click here for tour dates, and don't forget to download the album on iTunes.

2. Avicii - 'True' (Island Records)

Grabbing inspiration from all sorts of musical genres, Avicii has sure set his own personal voice and direction with his electronic musical sound. Being the face of Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren, and also an international hit on many club charts, we can't be too surprised that his first full album True is as highly anticipated
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Emily S. Whitten: Spidey and Bats’ Infinite Playlist

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“I can’t believe I agreed to this,” Bruce muttered, as he locked the front door of Wayne Manor.

“Hey, Bats!” a cheerful voice exclaimed from behind. Bruce turned.

“Peter,” he grumbled at the young man standing in the driveway. “I told you not to call me that when I’m out of the suit.”

“Sorry, Bats! Forgot,” Peter Parker replied merrily.

Bruce groaned inwardly. Here we go again, he thought. “Peter, what are you doing here?” he asked.

“I came to keep you company on the drive!” said Peter. “Plus, you know… Alfred thought if I didn’t, you might not come.”

“So… you came all the way out here just to turn around and go right back?” Bruce said wryly, walking to the car.

“Well, you know, it’s quick when you’re swinging through the air with the greatest of ease.” Peter grinned. “And Aunt May also
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Best TV Soundtracks: 'Dawson's Creek' Music Includes Biggest TV Theme Song

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As many iTunes lovers and Youtube fanatics understand, music (old and new) has become a huge factor on hit television shows and both the show and artists featured benefit from the collaboration. Ever YouTube a certain scene from your favorite show for hours on end? Did it have a catchy song that you immediately downloaded? Yes, the odds are that you have.

Television show soundtracks are an obsession over here and the music played make that specific scene that much more memorable. Take Dawson's Creek, for example. Its theme song (and our favorite show song to date) put singer Paula Cole on the map. It also also continues to remind fans everywhere of Pacey, Joey and Dawson when the song comes on the radio. You know, the good ole' days when the kids just walked on the beach, not arguing just yet about a love triangle or who's going to
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Best TV Soundtracks: Music In 'Vampire Diaries' Ignites Mystic Falls Perfection

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As many iTunes lovers and Youtube fanatics understand, music (old and new) has become a huge factor on hit television shows and both the show and artists featured benefit from the collaboration. Ever YouTube a certain scene from your favorite show for hours on end? Did it have a catchy song that you immediately downloaded? Yes, the odds are that you have.

Television show soundtracks are an obsession over here and the music played make that specific scene that much more memorable. Remember "Give Me Love" when a connection once again sparked for a dancing Elena and Damon? What about "The Weight of Us" by Sanders Bohlke? Mystic Falls isn't just filled with some very (hot) vampires. The soundtrack at times is moody, but always memorable. Tvd without a doubt has one of the best soundtracks on television today. 

Check out 10 of our favorite songs from the CW series and
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'Kick-Ass 2' Is Seeing Stars With Jim Carrey Cast as The Colonel

When Jim Carrey sang a duet with Conan O'Brien of Five For Fighting's "Superman (It's Not Easy)" wearing Aaron Johnson's green suit from "Kick-Ass," who would have thought he'd be fighting alongside Johnson just a few years later?

Straight from the "Dreams to Reality" files comes word from Deadline that Jim Carrey will indeed co-star as Colonel Stars in "Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall," as confirmed by the film's director Jeff Wadlow on his Twitter feed:

"6 days till we start shooting... and we officially have our Colonel. Alrighty f'n then! @ChloeGMoretz @MintzPlasse @donald_faison #kickass2"

In case that not-so-subtle Ace Ventura reference was lost on you, here's the comic book's creator Mark Millar's reply Tweet: "@MintzPlasse @JeffWadlow clue- he lives with 200 raccoons and parrots, owns the mask of Loki and named by Spielberg as a genius."

For the uninitiated, Colonel Stars (along with his brother Lieutenant
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Jim Carrey Wanted For Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall

Casting for Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall has kicked into high gear, and now the sequel to 2010′s popular superhero spoof is courting Jim Carrey for one of its roles. Outlets are reporting that the actor is being sought out to play The Colonel, a character who rallies the heroes to action, in the Jeff Wadlow-directed film.

Carrey has been a somewhat vocal fan of Matthew Vaughn’s original film, going as far as to wear a Kick-Ass costume while performing the song “Superman” by Five for Fighting with Conan O’Brien when the comedian toured the country after losing his show on NBC.

The news is wishful casting this point, as Carrey has not officially entered negotiations. If he does sign on, he would join new additions Donald Faison as Dr. Gravity, Morris Chestnut as Hit Girl’s (Chloe Moretz) guardian and Robert Emms as Insect Man.
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The 15 Lamest Bands With Really Intense Names

We haven’t done a random ‘music argument’ list in a while, so here’s a topic for discussion: Really lame bands with really intense band names. As in, bands whose actual music doesn’t live up to the aggressiveness, violence, or intensity implied by their band name, often to hilarious degrees. A Crucial Distinction: “Lame” does not necessarily mean “Bad”. I enjoy many of the bands on this list – I enjoy Billy Joel too, for example, but Billy Joel is overwhelmingly lame, and these things are not mutually exclusive. Here are The 15 Lamest Bands With Intense Names, ordered by increasing discrepancy between “Name Intensity” and “Music Lameness”, using official science: 15. Five For Fighting The band name connotes “Five Minutes” for a fighting penalty in ice hockey, or just five people who are “for” fighting, two concepts that are both slightly incongruous with the ever-so-whinily delivered lyric “Only a man
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'American Idol's' Kris Allen Announces Album Title, Release Date

'American Idol's' Kris Allen Announces Album Title, Release Date
A new album by American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen is finally arriving on May 22. Thank You Camellia, the follow-up to his self-titled 2009 debut, features songs all co-written by Allen along with producers and songwriters Tim Pagnotta (former lead singer of Sugarcult and producer of Neon Trees' "Animal"), Curt Schneider (Augustana, Five for Fighting), Nasri and Adam Messinger, (Chris Brown, Justin Bieber), Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas) and Boots Ottestad (Andy Grammar, Robbie Williams). According to a statement being issued today by his label RCA, Allen was also "integrally involved in the production aspect

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Celebrities Release CD For The Troops

Operation Homefront, the non-profit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and Wounded Warriors, has announced that with this month’s release of “CD for the Troops V,” the series of albums will have been provided to 1 million service members, veterans, and military families.

This fifth album includes songs from 11 artists, including Five For Fighting’s John Ondrasik, to show their support for all service members and their families. Operation Homefront is a co-producer of the series.

John Ondrasik’s love for our military families and devotion to the welfare of our men and women in uniform comes through again in this fifth album,” said Amy Palmer, Chief Operating Officer for Operation Homefront. “All of the talented artists who have lent their voices to ‘CD for the Troops V’ have shown their support for our military in an incredible way.”

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'Godspell': Hunter Parrish records 'Beautiful City' -- Video

'Godspell': Hunter Parrish records 'Beautiful City' -- Video
The first Broadway adaptation of Godspell in 35 years opened last month at the Circle in the Square Theatre (read EW’s review here), re-introducing the heavenly music and lyrics of Tony-nominated Stephen Schwartz. Today, the new Broadway cast recording becomes available as a digital download (the CD will be released on Jan. 31), and Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive video clip of Hunter Parrish (Weeds), who plays Jesus, recording the song “Beautiful City.”

Fans can stream the song “Prepare Ye” on Facebook, and music can be purchased at iTunes or at www.godspell.com. Click below for the video and a
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‘X-Factor,’ Season 1, Episode 5, Boot Camp: TV Recap

‘X-Factor,’ Season 1, Episode 5, Boot Camp: TV Recap
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After last week, auditions ended on “The X-Factor,” and all of the finalists made their way to Los Angeles for “boot camp.” What this means is that all of the singers were divided into groups, and each group was given a song to perform. In the meantime, judges L.A. Reid, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and Simon Cowell presided over performances, offering their opinions of the various contestants in each group. After fully one-third of the current group of singers is dismissed on Thursday night,
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