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Common ('Selma') on the 'Glory' of Martin Luther King & fight for civil rights [Exclusive Video]

10 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I didn't anticipate getting the [awards] attention for the song initially because my intention for the song was to create something that really captured the spirit of the civil rights movement and brought it to present day," says actor and musician Common, who co-stars in "Selma" as civil rights leader James Bevel and earned Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominations for co-writing the song "Glory" with John Legend. (Watch our complete interview with Common below.) -Break- Oscars experts: 'Selma' rises again "We had a five-minute conversation about 'Selma' and what type of song we wanted to create and the spirit of what the song would be," he added about collaborating with Legend, "and I knew John from there could take that and create something that would be in the direction. When I heard what he played, I was overjoyed." They wrote the song in October, months after the film was s. »

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TheWrap Screening: ‘Selma’ Tackles ‘Timely’ Race Issues Say Cast, Director (Video)

19 December 2014 4:09 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

British actor David Oyelowo, who plays Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Golden Globe Best Picture-nominee “Selma,” was the “rainmaker” and “champion” of the film, director Ava DuVernay told TheWrap Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman on Thursday.

The film, nominated in four Golden Globe categories — for best picture, director, actor in a motion picture drama, and song — was screened at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles as the final 2014 installment in TheWrap Screening Series. “Selma” tells the story of three tumultuous months in 1965 Selma, Alabama, when King led activists and locals in protests against insidious efforts on the part of Gov. »

- Deborah Day

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Stephen Colbert Gets Fond Farewell From Hollywood on Social Media

19 December 2014 10:50 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With “The Colbert Report” coming to a close on Thursday night after nine years on the air, some of the biggest names in Hollywood have been sharing their fond memories of the Comedy Central series.

See photos: 14 Late Night TV Hosts Ranked by Popularity

Host Stephen Colbert brought back a slew of former guests for his final show in an epic, star-studded singalong. Those who weren’t able to make it (and even some who did) took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to post their messages of congratulations, appreciation and sadness to see Colbert and his conservative character go.

Comedy icon Steve Martin, »

- Ryan O'Connell

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Facebook's Celebrity Year In Review 

19 December 2014 9:25 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

As the world counts down to 2015, Facebook has released a countdown of the top trending entertainers, TV shows, movies, songs, and celebrity deaths of 2014.

Here is a look at a few of Facebook's Year in Review Top 10 Lists…

Beyonce sits atop the throne as number one trending entertainer on Facebook. Pharrell Williams has a lot to be happy about in second, Nicki Minaj finished third, Taylor Swift was fourth, Jimmy Fallon fifth, Iggy Azalea sixth, Katy Perry was lucky number seven, Pitbull eighth and John Legend ninth. Kim Kardashian and her caboose rounded out the ...

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

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James Franco, Bryan Cranston Help Us Bid Adieu To Stephen Colbert and ‘The Colbert Report’

18 December 2014 9:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

-Courtney Enlow

“Folks, if this is your first time tuning into The Colbert Report, I have some terrible news for you.” With a mighty leap over the word “grippest,” Stephen Colbert began his final episode of The Colbert Report.

For the first half, it was actually a very normal episode, with talk of Syria, a shout-out to the Prescott Group, and a special “The Word” devoted to Colbert’s impact on television. Oh, and he also killed Death. Shooting Grimmy the Grim Reaper, he was rendered immortal. Your standard stuff. I’m pretty sure that’s how Jack Parr went off the air.

But it wasn’t all the fantastically self-important bombast we’ve loved since 2005. For starters, the auction Colbert held for his desk and fireplace earned over $313,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. And, he thanked his audience, his “Nation,” for everything he’s done over the past nine years. »

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‘The Colbert Report’ By the Numbers

18 December 2014 11:29 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Colbert takes his final bow on “The Colbert Report” tonight with the 1,477th episode of the Comedy Central show that made him a star.

Colbert made his debut as the bombastic conservative commentator on Oct. 17, 2005, after eight years as a correspondent and writer on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” Comedy Central will fill his slot with “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,” beginning Jan. 19.

The Colbert Report” has grabbed an Emmy nom for best variety series every year since its debut. Colbert and Co. took home the trophy in 2013 and again this year, ending “The Daily Show’s” 10-year winning streak. Colbert is widely admired by other comedians for keeping the parody of cable news talk shows from growing stale even after nine years.

Next year, Colbert is moving up the dial to succeed David Letterman as host of CBS’ “The Late Show.” Here’s a by-the-numbers look »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Say Goodbye to 2014 with This Year-End Playlist

17 December 2014 9:33 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With a new year comes new music, and it’s officially time to put these 2014 tunes to bed.

"Fancy," "All About That Bass" and "Happy" ruled the charts this year and whether you loved or loved to hate them, let's give them a proper sendoff. ETonline has compiled 37 of the biggest tracks of the year (a few of which were technically released in 2013, but charted this year) for no fuss, pitch-perfect New Year's Eve playlist.

Pics: The 2015 Grammy Nominees Are...

Which songs will you keep in rotation in the New Year? And which ones are we missing? See the list below and hit the comments with your thoughts.

1. OneRepublic: “Counting Stars”

2. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J: “Dark Horse

3. Pharrell Williams: “Happy”

4. Bastille: “Pompeii”

5. John Legend: “All of Me

6. Pitbull feat. Kesha: “Timber”

7. Miley Cyrus: “Adore You”

8. DJ Snake feat. Lil Jon: “Turn Down for What”

9. Justin Timberlake: “Not a Bad Thing”

10. Jason Derulo »

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Movie of the Year: ‘Selma’

17 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“That’s why Rosa sat on the bus; That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up.” Those lyrics can be heard in John Legend and Common‘s “Glory,” a new song that plays during the end credits of Selma and makes the connection between the 50-year-old events depicted in the movie and the current events continuing to affect the nation. No, the movie isn’t about or related to Rosa Parks, but that line represents the beginnings of the African-American Civil Rights Movement that 10 years later was still unfinished, even after the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and obviously remains unfinished to this day. Had there been more time for the completion of the movie and soundtrack, perhaps there’d also be another lyric in “Glory” referencing Eric Garner’s last words of “I Can’t Breathe,” which has been adopted as a statement of protest against race-related police brutality and lack »

- Christopher Campbell

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The 6 Biggest Celebrity Weddings of 2014: Kimye, Brangelina & More!

15 December 2014 4:35 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

As 2014 nears an end, ETonline looks back at the year's most extravagant, celebrity weddings filled with love and excitement. While many celebrities married this year, these 6 couples really stood out with how they tied the knot. Best of all, these weddings were just as glamorous as they were about family — you may just want to grab a tissue!

6.  Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg: The former View host wed Donnie Wahlberg after dating for a year. The New Kids on the Block singer proposed with the help of Jenny's 12-year-old son Evan in April.

Us Weekly

Date: 8/31/14

Location: St. Charles, Ill.

Venue: The Hotel Baker

Guests: Sherri Shepherd and the rest of New Kids on the Block: Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Jonathan Knight.

The Dress: An Ines Di Santo glamorous gown

Fun Fact: While Donnie's little brother Mark could not make the wedding, he did send out a cute video message congratulating his brother and new »

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Announcing the 2015 Critics' Choice Nominations

15 December 2014 8:27 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Golden Globe and SAG nominations are in, and there is one more award show announcing its noms before the Oscars say who's up in January: the Critics' Choice Awards. There are some new names within the Critics' Choice, generally because they also award in the comedy and action categories, but there are also some titles in the main categories not previously nominated, like Unbroken. The Critics' Choice Awards air Jan. 15, so check out the full list here. Best Picture Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Nightcrawler Selma The Theory of Everything Unbroken Whiplash Best Actor Michael Keaton, Birdman Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler David Oyelowo, Selma Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Best Actress Jennifer Aniston, Cake Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, Wild Marion Cotillard, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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"Birdman" Tops Critics' Choice Awards Nominations! See Full List!

15 December 2014 7:32 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" tops the nominations for the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards brought to you by the Broadcast Film Critics Association of which I'm a proud voting member! Our deadline to vote for the nomination round was last Friday and I'm happy to say that most of my favorites made it to the final ballot!

"Birdman," which received 13 nods is now competing with "Boyhood," "Gone Girl," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything," "Unbroken," and "Whiplash" for the Best Picture of the Year!

The winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be revealed live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium on January 15th at 9pm Et/ 6pm Pt. Coincidentally, this is the same day the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Legendary Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will serve as the show.s host.

Kevin Costner, Ron Howard »

- Manny

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‘Birdman’, ‘Budapest’ And ‘Boyhood’ Get Key Oscar Boost To Lead Critics’ Choice Movie Award Nominations; Jolie Rebounds From Globe Snub

15 December 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Continuing its romp through the critics kudos this awards season, Fox Searchlight’s Birdman drew a whopping 13 nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In fact it’s a big day for Fox in general as Searchlight’s March release, The Grand Budapest Hotel was remembered to the tune of 11 nominations, while big Fox scored 6 nominations with Gone Girl. All three compete for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and significant acting nods. This is a big boost in particular for Budapest, coming on the heels of its SAG nod for Outstanding Cast as well as four key Golden Globe nominations.  Usually films opening as early as March are largely forgotten when it comes to Best Picture attention, but Budapest could be a rare exception in recent years if this triumph for the Wes Anderson comedy is repeated at the Oscars.  The last film that opened as early as March, »

- Pete Hammond

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Samuel L. Jackson Urges Celebrities to Join in Protesting 'Racist Police' (Video)

15 December 2014 4:25 AM, PST | | See recent news »

As thousands of protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C., and New York this past weekend to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Samuel L. Jackson posted a video to his public Facebook page of him singing a song that expresses solidarity with the protesters and encourages his fellow celebrities to join. "All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head, I challenge you to do something else," Jackson said in his message, referencing the ice bucket challenge trend that swept the Internet earlier this year. The lyrics to Jackson's song reference »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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'Selma' Stars Use NYC Premiere to Support Peaceful Protests

15 December 2014 12:08 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The release of the biopic Selma -- which chronicles Martin Luther King Jr.'s non-violent campaign of civil disobedience in 1965 -- has been described as "divine timing" by the film's star and producer Oprah Winfrey. On Sunday, that timing took center stage when a number of the film's stars made bold political statements on the red carpet.

At Selma's New York premiere, actor Wendell Pierce – best known for his work on The Wire – wore a shirt with the words "I Can't Breathe" printed across the front, a reference to the strangulation death of Eric Garner by NYPD officers, who were not charged in relation to the incident.

Video: Celebs At Selma Gala Explain Why The Film Will 'Resonate' In Light Of Recent Events

The words have become one of the main chants of protesters who have been demonstrating in the streets for weeks in the wake of the Eric Garner and Ferguson, Mo. grand »

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Coldplay, Lorde, Lana Del Rey Make Best Original Song Oscar Shortlist

13 December 2014 10:04 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Just days after the Golden Globes announced their nominees in the Best Original Song category, the Academy Awards revealed their 79-song shortlist of candidates that'll vie for an Oscar at the 87th annual ceremony. Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, the Shins, Bon Iver, Lorde, Alicia Keys with Kendrick Lamar and Glen Campbell are all in the running before the Best Original Song nominees are officially announced along with the rest of the Oscar hopefuls on January 15th.

All five tracks nominated for the Best Original Song Golden Globe made the Oscar »

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Tech Support: 79 tunes compete for Oscar's Best Original Song race

12 December 2014 4:38 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This year's Best Original Song Oscar race hasn't really achieved much lift-off. Of course, the contenders have been obvious. "Lost Stars" from "Begin Again" may well be the best of them, though "Everything is Awesome" from "The Lego Movie" certainly has its punch-drunk fans. Elsewhere, though, there are a few popular artists in the mix. John Legend and Common put together a hell of a track for "Selma" called "Glory." Lana Del Rey is back in the mix with the title track from "Big Eyes." Coldplay even wants to, uh, play, with "Miracles" from "Unbroken." The Academy announced the list of 79 eligible contenders Friday afternoon, and many of them you've seen outlined clearly in our dedicated Contenders section for the category all season. Let's take a closer look… Animated players "The Book of Life" and "The Boxtrolls" each have a pair of ditties and "Big Hero 6" has one as well. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Niecy Nash Trying to Stay 'Present' Through 'Selma' Golden Globe Nominations

11 December 2014 5:44 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Niecy Nash has come a long way from her days on Reno 911! Her latest movie, Selma, was recognized with four nominations at the Golden Globes early Thursday morning, and Niecy stopped by the Et stage to dish on the good news.

"I'm so happy for Ava [DuVernay], I'm happy for David [Oyelowo]," Niecy, who plays civil rights heroine Richie Jean Jackson in the movie, told Et. "We had a song that was nominated ... I mean all of it."

Video: Oprah Tears Talking About Selma

The movie is up for four Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Director, Motion Picture (Ava DuVernay); Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (David Oyelowo) and Best Original Song, Motion Picture (Common and John Legend for "Glory").

Selma follows a crucial time in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life when black marchers attempted to walk from Selma, Ala. to Montgomery in order to obtain voting rights in 1965. The journey took three attempts »

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Ava DuVernay is 'stunned' over her Golden Globe directing nod for 'Selma'

11 December 2014 3:16 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the nicest surprises from this morning's 2015 Golden Globe nominations was the love the Hollywood Foreign Press Association bestowed upon Ava DuVernay's "Selma." The dramatic story behind the historic 1965 Selma-to-Birmingham march earned four nominations including Best Picture - Drama, Best Original Song ("Glory" by John Legend and Common), Best Actor in a Drama (David Oyelowo) and Best Director (DuVernay). It's somewhat disheartening that DuVernay is only the fifth woman nominated by the HFPA (still more than the Academy Awards for the moment) and the first African-American one, but this sort of love for one of the best pictures of the year? We can only hope Oscar is listening. DuVernay and Oyelowo were in Toronto this morning following a special Tiff screening last night. She jumped on the phone to chat about the big day. *** HitFix: Congratulations Ava! How is Toronto? Where were you when you heard about the nominations? »

- Gregory Ellwood

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It's a Good Year to Be a Woman at the Golden Globes

11 December 2014 12:08 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s not easy being a woman in Hollywood. But today — or at least, this round of award show nominations — has been kind to women. Good on you, Golden Globes. Let us count the ways...

News: Check out the complete list of Golden Globe nominations

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Ava DuVernay became only the fifth woman ever to be nominated for Best Director at the Globes for her work on Selma. The only woman to have ever actually won Best Director is Barbra Streisand, for Yentl in 1983.

Ava is also the first black woman to ever be nominated in the category.

Looking ahead, only four women have ever been nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards and only one has ever won — Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2009. Maybe Ava will become the fifth nominee there too. Maybe she’ll become the second winner.

News: Meryl Streep just earned her 29th nom — and broke a record!

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Golden Globes - nominee reactions

11 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne was doing holiday shopping when he heard about his nomination and Force Majeure’s Ruben Östlund says he could get used to being pampered. Read on for more reactions.

The Golden Globes will be presented on January 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“We’re grateful to the HFPA for recognising the fantastic work of the whole team behind The Theory Of Everything with these four nominations. This film reflects the extraordinary lives of Stephen and Jane Hawking, and tells their personal story in a way audiences have never seen before. We’re delighted that Eddie’s astonishing performance as Stephen and Felicity’s as Jane have received the recognition we feel they so richly deserve, and we congratulate them and everyone who worked so hard on this film.”

Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title Films, producer, The Theory Of Everything.

“To receive a Golden Globe Award nomination is a great early holiday gift, one »

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