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Bask in the Glory of the Stranger Things Kids Singing Motown Songs With James Corden

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Bask in the Glory of the Stranger Things Kids Singing Motown Songs With James Corden
Ok, seriously, is there anything the Stranger Things boys can't do?! The Netflix show's famous foursome - Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, and Caleb McLaughlin - just teamed up with James Corden to show off their singing chops on The Late Late Show - and, honestly, we're pretty blown away by their talent. James and the boys first gave us a hilarious glimpse at how their singing group, The Upside Downs, came to be before taking the stage together for a chills-worthy, in-studio performance. Together, they belted out a series of Motown classics, starting with the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and ending with The Four Tops' "Reach Out I'll Be There." On a scale of one to 10, their medley is definitely an Eleven. Watch the entire video above, and we can guarantee it'll make you love the Stranger Things kids even more than you did after finishing season two.
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Stranger Things Cast Form Motown Group With James Corden — Watch

Stranger Things Cast Form Motown Group With James Corden — Watch
On a scale from one to ten, we’re giving this Motown medley an Eleven.

James Corden on Wednesday ditched the carpool lane for an in-studio performance with the cast of Stranger Things, forming late-night’s funkiest supergroup The Upside-Downs. The Late Late Show host was joined by TVLine’s Performer of the Week Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp on a crowd-pleasing selection of R&B classics, including Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” The Temptations’ “My Girl” and The Four Tops’ “Reach Out I’ll Be There.”

RelatedStranger Things Season 2 Recaps

The performance
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James Corden and ‘Stranger Things’ Kid Stars Perform in Motown Group ‘The Upside Downs’ And It’s Kind of Great

James Corden and ‘Stranger Things’ Kid Stars Perform in Motown Group ‘The Upside Downs’ And It’s Kind of Great
The Hawkins Five! Turns out the child stars of Stranger ThingsFinn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, and Noah Schnapp – have a musical past… well, sort of.

On Wednesday’s The Late Late Show, host James Corden revealed that he was once in a Motown cover band with the Netflix stars.

“People thought it was weird that James hung out with us because he was an adult, but we actually went to school with him. He was held back a couple of years, but we’re in the same grade,” Wolfhard jokingly explained during the clip.

“The boys and I, we have so much in common. We love playing video games, we all like taking naps, most importantly, we all love Motown,” Corden said. “We sold out a retirement home for old folks and we killed. We killed, literally.”

More: Sophie Turner Defends 'Stranger Things' Child Actors' Right to Privacy in Twitter Rant

When the group
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Strictly Come Dancing 2016: week one, show two – as it happened

It’s Ed Balls time! But did his first dance win over the judges? We followed the action as the remaining nine couples danced for the first time

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So that’s It for Week One! Some great performances over the last couple of nights, this is lining up to be a corker of a series. Next week’s show kicks off at 6.20pm, and it’s a two hour dance marathon so bring plenty of supplies.

Thank you everyone who joined in this evening, am off to drink wine and read your comments. Come and say hello @heidistephens on Twitter if you’re passing, otherwise I’ll see you on Wednesday for Bake Off, or next Saturday for Strictly! Have a great week, Hx

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Goodness there’s a lot of them. The beginning of a new Strictly season always feels a bit overwhelming, can’t we
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Motown: The Musical – Official London launch photos

Yesterday (5 October), at the launch event in London for Motown the Musical, Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) were announced to lead the cast in the West End production, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. London previews will begin on 11 February 2016, with press night on 8 March 2016, with the show booking to 22 October 2016.

Further casting announced includes Keisha Amponsa Banson (Mary Wells), Cherelle Williams (Mary Wilson), Cleopatra Rey (Gladys Knight), Cindy Belliot (Anna Gordy), Aisha Jawondo (Martha Reeves), Samuel Edwards (Jackie Wilson), Brandon Lee Sears (Tito Jackson), Joshua Liburd (Eddie Kendricks) and Simeon Montague (Jermaine Jackson). They are joined by Daniel Bailey, Edward Baruwa, Tanya Nicola Edwards, Eddie Elliot, Portia Harry and Simon Ray Harvey. Final full casting will be announced shortly.
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American Idol Top 8 Ladies Recap: Shock and 'Awww!'

American Idol Top 8 Ladies Recap: Shock and 'Awww!'
I could tell you that American Idol giveth and American Idol taketh away, but then I’d have to immediately link to a Gif of Kathy Bates in American Horror Story: Coven screaming “Liiiiiiiiiiiiies.” (Go ‘head, click it — you can thank me down in the comments.)

Nope, if we don’t like the voting results inside The House That Is Trying to Evict Caleb Johnson, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

RelatedAmerican Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday’s) T(errible) F(allout)

And don’t even try to point a finger at teenage girls or desperate housewives or balding,
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American Idol: The Top 24's Motown Week Song Choices Revealed!

American Idol: The Top 24's Motown Week Song Choices Revealed!
They’re singing oldies, but will they be goodies?

American Idol‘s Season 14 semifinalists are gearing up for a second week of performances from Detroit — tonight and Thursday (8/7c on Fox) — and TVLine’s got the exclusive scoop on their Motown-themed song choices.

We’ve got the entire 24-track set list — but while all of last week’s performers prepped tunes and received some mentoring from living legend Aretha Franklin, only 16 of ‘em will take the stage.

RelatedThe Voice Recap: Suspense & Disbelief

Four guys will be cut tonight and four women sent to the guillotine on Thursday based on last
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Box Office Democracy: “Strange Magic”

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I spent all week trying to scheme for some angle to not have to see Mortdecai. Maybe this would be a good week to go see a couple Oscar contenders that we missed, maybe our readers would rather hear about The Boy Next Door and see if there’s any chance of a J. Lo comeback, anything to keep me from having to write about a movie that looked to be Johnny Depp doing his best to murder his career on the same hill Mike Meyers went to for The Love Guru. Finally, late on Friday, I came up with a counterpitch that stuck: I should go see Strange Magic because it’s a George Lucas film (or at least a George Lucas story credit) and ComicMix readers probably have a strong opinion one way or the other on the man who launched and arguably sank two of the biggest geek franchises of all time.
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'Strange Magic' Director Gary Rydstrom Talks About His Failed Pixar Movie

You might not know who Gary Rydstrom is, but you've certainly heard him before. This is a man whose pioneering sound work has won him seven (!) Academy Awards and brought to life groundbreaking technological advancements like the first film presented in DTS sound ("Jurassic Park") and re-crafting sound mixes in 5.1 surround (after his breakthrough work on "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," he and James Cameron created a new multi-channel mix for the original "Terminator"). He's also directed a pair of Pixar short films ("Lifted" and "Hawaiian Vacation") and overseen the English language dubs of four Studio Ghibli movies ("Tales from Earthsea," "From Up on Poppy Hill," "Arrietty," and last year's Oscar-nominated masterpiece "The Wind Rises"). In short: he's kind of the coolest dude around.

And this weekend he adds another accomplishment to his already unfathomably long list, when his debut feature film "Strange Magic" debuts in theaters nationwide. This bizarre, George Lucas-produced animated fairy tale,
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This Week In Pictures: December 27-January 2

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End and everywhere in between with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of Idina Menzel on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, The Temptations and The Four Tops on Broadway, a first look at Mtc's Constellations, and more
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Palace Theatre Box Office for The Temptations & The Four Tops on Broadway Opens Today

The Palace Theatre Box Office 1564 Broadway 47th street opens today at 12 noon for the original Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops, special one-week engagement on Broadway from December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Tickets, priced from 52 - 142, are also available at ticketmaster.comtnt. This special limited engagement is presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment.
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Tickets to The Temptations & The Four Tops' Broadway Engagement Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the original Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops, special one-week engagement on Broadway at the legendary Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway 47th street from December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Tickets, priced from 52 - 142 and are available for purchase at ticketmaster.comtnt. This special limited engagement is presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment.
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The Temptations and The Four Tops to play Broadway

The Temptations and The Four Tops to play Broadway
Motown artists The Temptations and The Four Tops are coming to Broadway for a limited engagement this coming New Year's. The groups will give seven performances at the Palace Theatre starting Dec. 29 and running through Jan. 4. (There is no performance on New Year's Eve.) And lest you were worried that you wouldn't get to hear "My Girl," the event is "both a career retrospective as well as a celebration of the hit songs that defined a generation," according to a press release, meaning their classic hits will be present. Songs on the roster include, yes, "My Girl," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone,
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The Temptations & The Four Tops Will Play Broadway's Palace Theatre This Holiday Season

The original Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops, will play a special one-week engagement in the heart of Times Square on Broadway at the legendary Palace Theatre 1564 Broadway 47th street from December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015. This special limited engagement is presented by Robert Ahrens, Eva Price, Manny Kladitis, A Broadway Concert Event and Live Nation Entertainment. For more information, please visit Ticketmaster.com.
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Temptations and Four Tops to Hit Broadway

Temptations and Four Tops to Hit Broadway
Broadway has been grooving to the Detroit sound since Motown the Musical opened in spring 2013. But before that show wraps its initial run on Jan. 18, it will get a little competition at the box office from two legendary Motor City acts when The Temptations and The Four Tops play a joint one-week engagement over the holidays. The vocal groups behind such hits as "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "My Girl," "Baby I Need Your Lovin'," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "It's the Same Old Song," "Get Ready" and "Reach Out I'll Be

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New Fest 2014 (Part 2): Best Men, Wet Men, and a Tranny Chanteuse

Within the past week, two former gay students of mine texted to relate their agony at not having boyfriends and the inability to see any in their futures. All the potential Romeos they meet are just interested in one-night stands or are on the down-low. No love on balconies.

“You both have just encountered the Walking, Raging, Testosterone-Filled Humanoids -- or Men. Run!!!!” I thought.

Of course, when I was their age, during the Sexual Revolution, copulation always seemed to come first and possible relationships occasionally built upon those chance encounters. Nowadays, the young Lgbt crowd has the option of gay groups and courses on campus, the Gay Community Center, and, of course, NewFest at Lincoln Center, which annually brims over with documentaries and narratives showcasing the ins and outs of same-sex intimacies. What safer way is there to learn about life and meet a mate while purchasing popcorn? “Take that,
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It’s the Music That Makes the Man: Top 10 Movie Themes for Action-Packed Guys in Film

Every movie has to have its signature song and that certainly goes for the action-oriented males in film that are fortunate to have these finger-snapping tunes represent them on the big screen. The movie theme song indulges the audience and delivers a whole new kind of intrigue and feeling that we invest in the roguish ruffians on the big screen that some men would like to emulate and the ladies would love to cozy up to intimately.

There are music selections that do bring to mind the euphoria of the male action-packed characters we regard highly despite their moral compass. Maybe one can get excitable when hearing Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” tune for the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name? Perhaps any of the musical themes for the countless James Bond films tickle your fancy? (there are two included in this article incidentally). Your preference might be in
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TV Executive Dennis Johnson Dead at 68

TV Executive Dennis Johnson Dead at 68
Dennis Johnson, a TV programming exec and producer who was among the first African-Americans to rise through the Big Three network ranks, died Dec. 23 while on vacation in St. Barts. He was 68.

A Virginia native and graduate of Temple U., Johnson had a nearly 20-year run at Showtime. He got his start as an NBC page working on “The Tonight Show” in 1969. He advanced through several posts in the Peacock’s comedy development department before moving to ABC as VP of programming in 1975.

In 1978, Johnson joined the Osmond family’s production shingle, Osmond Television. He held a variety of posts there and at other production companies until he joined Showtime in 1984 as director of current programming for the pay cabler and its Movie Channel sibling.

While at Showtime, he established a program for black filmmakers and served as president of the National Assn. of Minorities in Cable. He rose to
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Horror's Top 13 Craziest Monsters

Zombies, vampires and werewolves, oh my! Classic monsters are always a good way for horror filmmakers to go, but sometimes we see more... unique... beasties on the screen. And when they go well (and even when they don't), they're some of the most memorable characters in the genre.

In celebration of the Irish sci-fi comedy film Grabbers, which hit VOD and other digital outlets on July 19 and contains some pretty wild monsters of its own, we've compiled a list of Horror's Top 13 Craziest Monsters!

As always, we'd like to start out with some honorable mentions. Slither and its old school relative Night of the Creeps both gave us a swarm of memorable leech-like monsters. The Host dropped us into an unexpected nightmare on a typical South Korean afternoon with a very unique movie monster. And even though he ended up going mainstream and had his own Saturday morning cartoon, The
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Motown's Unsung Heroes Finally Get Their Due

Motown's Unsung Heroes Finally Get Their Due
Detroit — More than 40 years have passed since the recording of Marvin Gaye's "Save the Children," but a replay of the song in the studio where it was recorded compressed time and brought tears to the eyes of Louvain Demps.

Demps was no mere fan visiting what's now the Motown Historical Museum. She was one of the women singing the angelic, high harmonies on the recording – and hearing it in Hitsville USA's Studio A was too much.

"It's my heart, it's my heart," she said.

For Demps and her fellow Andantes, Jackie Hicks and Marlene Barrow-Tate, moments like these have been private, since the wider world knew only their voices, not their faces. But now in their 70s, the unsung backing group who sang on thousands of Motown songs is finally getting acclaim for its contributions to the groundbreaking, chart-topping music made in Detroit in the 1960s and early `70s
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