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It was bring your family to work week on The Voice—so it's not weird that this week's elimination was extra-emotional, right? The Top 11 live eliminations included a performance from Brad Paisley, group songs from Team Gwen (New Radicals' "You Get What You Give") and Team Adam (The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice"), and a very sweet Thanksgiving celebration with the contestants and their families. Unfortunately, someone also had to go home. Don't want to know who was eliminated? Read no further unless you've seen the episode! Okay, are you ready? The bottom two singers who had to compete for the live Voice Save were Team Pharrell's Evan McKeel and Team Gwen's »
The confetti shower (traditionally reserved for “winner’s anthem” moments on reality singing competitions) landed smack in the midst of The Voice Top 11 results night — and my conspiracy theorist mind is struggling to comprehend if it was just a fluke or if there was some subtle subtext intended by exec producer Mark Burnett & Co.
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It came, of course, during Team Gwen’s rendition of the New Radicals’ “You Get What You Give,” and that got me wondering if perhaps, after a season’s worth of Battle Round montages »
But which acts are battling for a place in Judges' Houses, and what have they picked to get them there?
1. Brodie Kelly - 18, Bedford
Song: 'A Thousand Years' - Christina Perri
2. Tom Davies - 26, London
Song: 'Turn Up The Music' - Chris Brown
3. Jordan Luke Gage - 23, Reading
Song: 'No More I Love Yous' - Annie Lennox
4. Danny Sharples - 26, London
Song: 'Ain't Nobody' - Chaka Khan
5. Tom Bleasby - 19, Leeds
Song: 'I Look To You' - Whitney Houston
6. Jamie Eldridge - 20, Salisbury
Song: 'You Get What You Give' - New Radicals
7. Papasidero - 25, Rome
8. Simon Lynch - 23, Isle of Man
Song: 'Hold My Hand' - »
The Oscar-nominated Begin Again track 'Lost Stars' has received a new animated music video.
Levine is scheduled to perform 'Lost Stars' at the 87th Academy Awards this weekend in Los Angeles.
ABC airs live coverage of the Academy Awards in the Us on Sunday (February 22).
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Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs — a gigantic game of musical chairs that has seen David Fincher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, and Sony all think differently about their involvement — started filming this week, which means it is now a lot harder for everyone in the cast to quit. Here is the official list of actors who managed to be sitting down when the music stopped: Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as Apple CEO John Sculley, Kate Winslet as Macintosh marketing chief Joanna Hoffman, Michael Stuhlbarg as developer Andy Hertzfeld, and Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's girlfriend Chrisann Brennan. Universal also revealed that the last of the film's three long scenes will take place in 1998, at the Apple product launch that introduced the iMac. Go get those royalty checks, New Radicals. »
- Nate Jones
The actor-musician will sing “Lost Stars,” nominated for Best Original Song
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“Adam Levine is an exceptional and dynamic artist. We’re thrilled to have him make his Oscars stage debut this year,” said Zadan and Meron.
“Lost Stars” is written by former New Radicals »
- Linda Ge
Thursday morning provided its share of surprises and snubs, but the Academy’s musical branch took a pretty clear anti-star stance in the Best Song category.
The biggest names in Best Song, instead, come from Selma’s entry into the category: “Glory” performed by John Legend and Common. Because the Academy enjoys formality the pair’s given names - John Stephens (Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (Common) - can now be added to the collective trivia file.
The song was one of just a pair of nominations for the historical drama, but having just won the Golden Globe in the same category, it begins the race as the front-runner.
The rest of the song entries run the gamut, »
- Shane McNeil
Did you know that Meryl Streep landed her record 19th Academy Award nomination for Into the Woods when the contenders were announced? That’s just one of the many facts and pieces of trivia you need to know about this year’s pool of nominees vying for Oscar gold.
Oscars: The Complete List of 2015 Nominees
Let's break it all down:
2. Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive nomination for American Sniper. He was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actor for American Hustle (2014) and Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook (2013). He’s now one nomination away from tying Marlon Brando for the most consecutive acting noms.
3. Speaking of Cooper, he’s actually nominated twice. He’s one of the producers of American Sniper, which was nominated »
As with last year's Best Original Song nominees, the Academy's 79-song list of potential nods was not a very good indicator of what would actually make the cut. Although names like Lorde, Lana Del Rey and Coldplay popped out as possible winners, voters opted for a diverse mix of pop and classic songwriting verve this year.
Accordingly, the tunes that are up for Academy Awards this year span feel-good Lego party ragers, tender, acoustic love ballads and moving tributes to history. And the performers are just as wide-ranging, with comedians rapping, »
9 items from 2015
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