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Bet You Didn't Realize How Much Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation Has Inspired Pop Stars Today

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This month marks the 25th anniversary of Janet Jackson's groundbreaking Rhythm Nation 1814. It was the fourth studio album from Janet, who had only recently separated herself professionally from her father, Joe Jackson. It also served as a carefully crafted concept album that focused on socially conscious lyrics and explored the way that racism, poverty, and substance abuse were reported within the media. Despite its 1989 release, many of the songs on Rhythm Nation 1814 are still just as important and inspiring today - and Janet's influence on the world of pop and R&B music is undeniable. From the all-black outfits to the meticulously controlled dance sequences, elements of Janet's Rhythm Nation 1814 music videos have influenced performers like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and more - and in honor of the epic 25th anniversary of the album's release, we're highlighting the styles, moves, and overall badass attitude that
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Beyond the Lights’
Beyond the Lights” is a strange beast, . Yet writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love and Basketball”) nonetheless manages to fit all the warring elements of her screenplay into an undeniably entertaining, attractive package, buoyed by a fierce lead performance from Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a burgeoning pop star, and Nate Parker as the cop who saves her from suicide. Given the proper handling, this Nov. 14 Relativity release could well be a sleeper.

Inauspiciously, the film begins with a prologue set in the late 1990s, as frizzy-haired British grade schooler Noni (India Jean-Jacques) delivers a beautiful a cappella rendition of Nina Simone’s “Blackbird” at a talent competition. She winds up in second place, but is ordered to smash the offending trophy by her tart-tongued, council-flat stage mom (Minnie Driver), who asks, “Do you wanna be a runner-up, or do you want to be a winner?” Harsh, maybe, but it sure worked out well
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10 best baseball movies of all time: League of Their Own, Moneyball

10 best baseball movies of all time: League of Their Own, Moneyball
A great sports movie should also appeal to those who have no particular interest in sports. Accordingly, some of the best baseball movies could just as easily slot into other genres – they're comedies like The Bad News Bears, historical dramas like Eight Men Out, weepies, biopics, coming-of-age dramas and everything in between.

With this week's release of based-on-a-true-story feel-good drama Million Dollar Arm, Digital Spy takes a look at the ten best baseball movies.

1. Eight Men Out (1988)

John Sayles' 1988 drama tackles Major League Baseball's Black Sox scandal, in which eight underpaid members of the Chicago White Sox (including 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson) conspired with gamblers to intentionally lose the 1919 World Series. Sayles' terrific script perfectly captures the time and place and does a superb job of dramatising several elements of a complex story, with impressive attention to detail.

Very much an ensemble piece, the eclectic cast includes John Cusack (as
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Field of Dreams Star Kevin Costner Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Iowa Festival

Field of Dreams Star Kevin Costner Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Iowa Festival
Actor Colin Egglesfield wasn't in the classic baseball film Field of Dreams. But if they built a screen in center field, he would come. When Egglesfield heard about plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie's release during Father's Day weekend in Iowa, he flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, picked up his dad and drove six hours to the farm where it was filmed. The Los Angeles-based Egglesfield, most recently seen on TV shows such as Rizzoli and Isles and The Client List, and his father reached rural Dyersville in time for a viewing of the movie on
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Field of Dreams Star Kevin Costner Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Iowa Festival

Field of Dreams Star Kevin Costner Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Iowa Festival
Actor Colin Egglesfield wasn't in the classic baseball film Field of Dreams. But if they built a screen in center field, he would come. When Egglesfield heard about plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie's release during Father's Day weekend in Iowa, he flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, picked up his dad and drove six hours to the farm where it was filmed. The Los Angeles-based Egglesfield, most recently seen on TV shows such as Rizzoli and Isles and The Client List, and his father reached rural Dyersville in time for a viewing of the movie on
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La Toya Jackson Engaged to Jeffré Phillips—Check Out Her 17.5-Carat Diamond Ring!

La Toya Jackson Engaged to Jeffré Phillips—Check Out Her 17.5-Carat Diamond Ring!
La Toya Jackson is engaged to her longtime manager Jeffré Phillips! After months of speculation, the 58-year-old bride-to-be confirmed the happy news Wednesday on Good Morning America, saying, "Yes, I'm very much engaged…and it's wonderful!" The singer also showed off the 17.5-carat diamond engagement ring from her fiancé. He was shown in a clip Living With La Toya, her reality show on Own, asking Joe Jackson permission to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage. La Toya acknowledged that going before the head of the Jackson family dynasty is no small feat, saying laughingly, "My father, mind you, he's a nice guy, but he's not the easiest person to talk...
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Mj fans hit out at DNA test claims by 'long lost son'

Mj fans hit out at DNA test claims by 'long lost son'
London, March 7: Michael Jackson's fans have slammed the DNA test, which claims that he fathered a secret son.

One of the 'Thriller' hitmaker's fan took to Twitter saying that Jackson's lovechild story was starting to feel like a hoax, while another user wondered when all the drama surrounding the singer was going to end, the Mirror reported.

Another social media user said that why would Jackson, who loved kids, wouldn't claim his own son but had Debbie Rowe carry two of his children.

Brandon Howard, the son of singer Mika Howard, whom Joe Jackson represented back in 1980s, underwent paternity tests which reportedly.
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Michael Jackson's Self-Professed Long Lost Son -- Going Public with DNA Evidence ... Thursday

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Michael Jackson has a 31-year-old son -- at least that's what the man claims -- and we're told he plans to go public on Thursday with what he believes is ironclad DNA evidence.His name is Brandon Howard -- the son of singer Miki Howard, whom Joe Jackson represented back in the 1980s.Sources close to Brandon tell us, Miki and Mj met in 1982 and Brandon was born soon after.Brandon grew up in Cleveland and now lives in Miami.
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Do Mom And Dad Really Know Best? A Guide To Celebrities Who’ve Been Managed By Their Parents

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They say mother and father know best, but when it comes to the business dealings of some of the world’s biggest stars, are parents always the best people to control millions of dollars? Certain stars seem to think so. From Scarlett Johansson to Lindsay Lohan and Beyoncé, plenty of Hollywood’s elite opts to hire within, recruiting mom or dad as their business manager. But what happens when they have some major mommy or daddy issues? D-r-a-m-a.

Macauly Culkin famously emancipated himself from his parents and “retired” from acting, after feeling beholden to father-manager, Kit, who was rumored to have mismanaged his funds. Aaron Carter fired his momager, Jane, in 2003 and quickly ordered a full audit of his earnings following accusations that she had pocketed nearly $100,000, while Leighton Meester was embroiled in lawsuits with her mother and former manager, Constance, during the height of her Gossip Girl stardom.
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes VOD release information for Armistice, multiple teaser trailers, a Q&A with Matt Thompson from Bloodline, and a preview of Dept. of Monsterology:

Dept. of Monsterology: ”Officially, it’s the Department of Cryptozoology, Mythological Studies, Parapsychology and Fortean Phenomena. But to the rest of the students and staff at the Dunsany College, baffled by the cloak of secrecy that surrounds the Department and its affairs, it has another, more dismissive, name: The Department of Monsterology. Funded by the mysterious Hampton Foundation, the Dept. operates several field teams that roam the globe on extended research expeditions.

Their brief: to investigate the dark and unexplored corners of our world – the places we’ve forgotten, lost or believe to be mythical. And to study those things that may still be lurking there.
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Eddie Murphy Talks Throwing Blows With Stevie Wonder & DWTS on Arsenio (Videos)

Tonight, Eddie Murphy joined Arsenio Hall on the couch and unveiled plans for a new mockumentary film he’s developing that will have him throwing blows with the legendary Stevie Wonder. After discussing his upcoming album “9” and explaining how phony African princes have kept them from making a “Coming to America” sequel, Murphy revealed he’s an occasional fan of the hit reality series, Dancing With The Stars and named the one celebrity he would love to see on the show: Joe Jackson! Check out the clips below! Eddie Murphy Unveils Plans for His Mockumentary with Stevie Wonder Eddie Murphy Wants Joe Jackson on DWTS The Arsenio Hall Show is syndicated nationwide. Please check local listings at www.arseniohall.com/watch
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Never Again?: The Carnage & Comedy Of Comic Con

Me: Hey Paul, I’d love to go to that Comic Con thingy. It’s a dream of mine don’t you know?

Paul: Really! Me too Craigy.

Me: You think you might be able to to get us there next year?

Paul: I don’t see why not. Lets do this!

The above (rough) conversation I had with our legendary leader around November last year during a meeting with a couple of close friends. What the fuck were we thinking… well, that really translates to the following:

Me: Fancy fucking off to San Diego on a lads holiday to laugh at people?

Paul: Damn right. I’m getting pissed though.

Me: I expect nothing less.

Paul: I wear tight tops and purple socks. That okay?

Me: Yeah. Whatever floats your boat matey. Besides I have Scarface trainers (that’s sneakers for our American friends). I think that’s as stylish as I get.
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Teen Wolf Review: “Frayed” (Season 3, Episode 5)

Teen Wolf gave us one spliced up episode of television tonight, mixing the past and present to create a brilliant looking 42 minute cog in the season 3 storyline.

I’ll just start by acknowledging the usually unacknowledged and gush for a moment at how beautifully shot and edited this episode of Teen Wolf was. There is obviously some incredible talent behind the scenes of this show and they just keep outdoing themselves. One of the nicest perks of being a Teen Wolf viewer – besides the eye candy – is getting to see them continually try new things with the medium – angles, color treatments, etc. The look of the show is always evolving, yet it maintains a sense of continuity (i.e. you don’t even notice that they moved from Atlanta to La) that makes the narrative even stronger.

However, despite the narrative on this episode being a bit weaker then we
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Joe Jackson -- ABC, 123 ... Take This Tax Lien

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Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson doesn't live in Cali anymore ... but that's not stopping the State from coming after him ... claiming he still owes tax money, to the piddly tune of $2,700. According to docs filed by the Golden State's Franchise Tax Board ... Joe needs to cough up exactly $2,719.86 for unpaid taxes in 2010. Interesting part is ... in the docs, Joe's last known address is listed as the Jackson Compound in Calabasas -- where Katherine and Michael Jackson's kids live.
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Wade Robson Demands Joe Jackson Shut His Trap ... Or Else

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Wade Robson is going after another Jackson family member -- this time threatening legal action against Joe Jackson if he continues to spread vicious lies ... this according to legal docs. Wade's lawyers fired off a cease and desist letter to Papa Jackson on May 25, accusing him of slander and warning Jj to stop dragging Wade's name through the mud. The letter cites a video TMZ posted​ ... in which Joe tells our photog Wade is being
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Joe Jackson -- Wade Robson Is Getting Paid To Lie

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Wade Robson is getting paid big money to destroy Michael Jackson's reputation with child abuse allegations ... so says Mj's dad Joe Jackson.Joe was at the airport in L.A. Wednesday when we asked about Wade's claims against the Mj estate -- that the singer sexually abused him as a child for years -- but Joe doesn't buy Wade's story for a second ... and he's not placing the blame entirely on Wade's shoulders either.
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Tom Cruise's Parenting Decisions Are The Week's Most Important News

Tom Cruise's Parenting Decisions Are The Week's Most Important News
By Amelia Mularz

Sure, we've all been thinking it. Suri Cruise, when will you start pulling your own weight? Itty bitty high heels don't grow on trees, ya know.

Suri, daughter to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is at the ripe age of six, which in celeb child years means she's nearly ready to carry her own mortgage. Drew Barrymore, who herself is the daughter of a Hollywood family, had a film under her belt by age four, and starred in E.T. at seven. If Suri were Shirley Temple, she'd already have an Oscar sitting in her playroom. And then there's the more recent success of Quvenzhané Wallis, who got an Oscar nom earlier this year. She was only five when she auditioned for "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

So basically what we're saying is, put your best sparkly kitten heels on young lady, and march yourself down to your local SAG headquarters.
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Jermaine Jackson Officially Changes Last Name to Jacksun

Jermaine Jackson Officially Changes Last Name to Jacksun
Call him the Jacksun One. Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine has successfully changed his famous surname to Jacksun, according to court documents obtained by E! News. A court commissioner signed off on the 58-year-old singer's petition today, officially making him Jermaine Lajuane Jacksun. The fourth-eldest of Katherine and Joe Jackson's sprawling brood has not yet commented since the switch became legal, but a spokesperson for Jermaine told us back when he first filed his petition in November that his decision to change one letter of his last name was "a personal choice" and "not a big deal." The news comes a day after Cirque du Soleil revealed...
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Watch: Joe Jackson Calls Today's Parents 'Soft'

Joe Jackson’s role in developing the Jackson’s musical legacy has always taken a back seat to his notorious reputation as a parent.

The Jackson patriarch made a rare appearance on CNN’s "Piers Morgan Tonight" Wednesday, where he addressed the controversial topic in addition to sharing his thoughts on today’s generation of parents being too “soft” when it comes to disciplining their kids.

“Yeah, they are too soft. One of the reasons I say that is because kids nowadays are killing their parents in some cases,” Jackson said. “Let’s get into this ‘beating’ thing. There’s no such thing as ‘beating a kid.’ You whip them or punish them over something they did, and they will remember that. And they’ll remember it in such a way that they won’t do it again. That’s the way I was.”

The 84-year-old went on to admit
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Joe Jackson defends hitting Michael Jackson

Joe Jackson has defended hitting his son Michael. The music manager was notoriously tough on his children growing up and was accused by Michael of beating him and his brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, with a belt of with his hands if they messed up during Jackson 5 rehearsals. The late King of Pop talked candidly about the effect his dad's physical abuse had on him and he accused Joe of destroying his childhood, but the Jackson family patriarch believes his strict rules were responsible for making Michael and his siblings stars. In a frank interview on 'Piers Morgan Tonight', he revealed: 'I'm glad I was tough, because look what I came out with. I came out with
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