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Watch Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Funk Up 'SNL'
48 minutes ago
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars visited Saturday Night Live last night to debut their new track "Uptown Funk," and the duo – backed by a powerful horn section, a quartet of backup singers and a surprise guest – used their Chic-infused single to turn the SNL stage into a smoky, funky dance club.
The highly stylized performance was reminiscent of the duo's recent "Uptown Funk" video and the Morris Day and the Time sequences in Purple Rain. The venue in which Mars and Ronson were playing, on one of the most »
Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' Gets Spinoff TV Show
21 hours ago
One of the most beloved routines from Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show reign is about to get its own television show: Lip Sync Battle, based on those ridiculous competitions that pit the late night host up against celebrities to see who can pantomime pop songs better, will head to Spike TV in 2015. Fallon and actors John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, a pair of lip sync vets, will executive produce the show as well as appear and "perform" on occasion.
The "lip sync battle" was a game that Merchant created with »
Metallica Wrap Up 'Late Late Show' Residency With 'Sad but True'
22 hours ago
Metallica wrapped up their weeklong Late Late Show residency in fitting fashion Friday night as the metal gods churned out a sharp, pulverizing rendition of The Black Album's "Sad but True," a subtle reminder that both their week of top-notch performances on Craig Ferguson's late night program and the host's Late Late tenure were coming to an end.
Metallica kicked things off Monday night with "Hit the Lights," the first track the band ever recorded together. They followed that up Tuesday with the 1997 Reload cut "Fuel." Wednesday night brought »
Hear Jennifer Lawrence's Haunting 'Hunger Games' Ballad
21 November 2014 3:16 PM, PST
Katniss Everdeen's sorrowful song, "The Hanging Tree," from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, is now streaming online. Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Everdeen in the movies, sang the tune, which composer James Newton arranged with the Lumineers, according to Huffington Post. The track at first features Lawrence's voice singing the haunting melody a cappella until orchestral strings and a chorus of equally morose souls sing it along with her. It will be included on the score album for the movie (not Lorde's pop-song soundtrack), due out November 24th.
Within the plot of the film, »
Amy Adams' Long-Delayed Janis Joplin Biopic Moves Forward
21 November 2014 2:11 PM, PST
The long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can, will begin shooting in the second half of 2015 in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Amy Adams starring as the singer. Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée is in negotiations to helm the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ron Terry, who previously executive produced a TV movie about Jimi Hendrix in 2000, and Teresa Kounin Terry wrote the script; Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, who co-wrote Dallas Buyers Club together, are in negotiations to rewrite it.
Rolling Stone first reported »
Stream New 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume Zero'
21 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST
The soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy set a record this year by becoming the first to top the charts without any new songs on it, and the album – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – has since been certified gold. Now director James Gunn, who selected the record's songs and even wrote them into the script, has shared a playlist for a new mixtape, Awesome Mix Volume Zero, which features music by more contemporary artists, like Andrew W.K., the Old 97's and Lyrics Born, than the Seventies-centric artists of its predecessor. »
Watch Metallica Nail 'Enter Sandman' on 'Late Late Show'
21 November 2014 7:33 AM, PST
"Here tonight is a band who are the runner-up on American Idol, wasn't it fellas," Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson joked introducing Metallica on the penultimate night of the metal gods' week-long residency. With only two nights left, Metallica decided to bust out "one of their signature tunes," as Ferguson put it, "a song called 'Enter Sandman.'"
Related: Metallica to Issue 27 Live Albums by Year's End
There's nothing flashy about this version of their biggest Black Album track — just another polished, kick-ass performance by a Rock and Roll »
'Better Call Saul' Set for Two-Night Premiere, New Teaser Revealed
20 November 2014 2:11 PM, PST
Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will make its special two-night premiere on Sunday, February 8th, and Monday, the 9th, with both episodes airing at 10 p.m. Est/Pst. From then on, the show will regularly air Monday nights at 10 p.m.
The show also revealed a new teaser trailer, a quick 30-second clip that shows the remnants of a ravaged motel room – a broken TV, heels and clothing scattered on the floor, empty bottles of booze, a half-smoked cigar still burning on an ashtray, white powder and a credit card on a mirror. »
Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson Light Up 'Pitch Perfect 2' Trailer
20 November 2014 12:08 PM, PST
The Barden Bellas are back — ready to wreak harmonious havoc on any and all a cappella challengers in the new trailer for Pitch Perfect 2. While the clip opens with a somber, aching rendition of "Cups" — the breakout track from the first movie — things quickly lighten up thanks to a good ol' fashioned fart joke.
This time around Anna Kendrick and Co. find themselves competing in the World Championships of A Capella, an Olympic-style competition that no American team has ever won. Along with some trash-talking Germans who speak eight »
'Nashville' Recap: And the Cma Award Goes To...
20 November 2014 10:08 AM, PST
Life was a relative mess for most of Nashville's main characters as the Cma Awards unfolded in this week's episode. "Relative," in the sense that everywhere they turned, it seemed someone's relative (whether past, present or future) was causing them distress. Thankfully, they had Trisha Yearwood, Joe Nichols, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and the Band Perry, plus some nifty shelf bling to console them.
Mr. Country Superstar (a.k.a. Luke Wheeler) had Rayna seriously questioning their upcoming wedding when she discovered that he had drawn up a prenuptial agreement. »
Metallica Deliver Flashy 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' on 'Late Late Show'
20 November 2014 7:19 AM, PST
Metallica reached the midpoint of their The Late Late Show residency Wednesday night by delivering their fan favorite "For Whom the Bell Tolls." For the performance, each band member gets to showcase their technical prowess on this precise but raucous rendition of the Ride the Lightning classic.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame metal legends kickstarted their Late Late residency Monday night by performing "Hit the Lights," the first song they ever recorded together. The following night, the band dusted off their 1997 single "Fuel."
Metallica scheduled a week's worth of 1:30 a. »
Mike Nichols, 'The Graduate' Director, Dead at 83
20 November 2014 6:06 AM, PST
Mike Nichols, the Academy Award-winning director of films like The Graduate and The Birdcage and a nine-time Tony Awards winner, has passed away at the age of 83. Good Morning America reports that the filmmaker died suddenly Wednesday night of cardiac arrest.
Nichols was also the husband of longtime ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer. "He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the Egot — an Emmy, a Grammy, »
The Everything Index: Burn One With Bob Marley
19 November 2014 1:48 PM, PST
It's time once again for another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, some of whom aren't even engaged to Charles Manson.
Yes, one week after Kim Kardashian's bottom topped our rankings (and broke the Internet), things are getting back to normal around here...which means we're once again picking fights with minors, poking fun at incarcerated maniacs and making plenty of pot jokes. It feels good to get back to basics.
So before Kim livestreams her next visit to the gynecologist, »
Courtney Love, Dave Grohl Bonded Over Actress' Breasts
19 November 2014 11:20 AM, PST
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have finally buried the hatchet, thanks to their mutual appreciation for an unnamed actress' breasts. "The other night, we just started talking about this one actress' boobs," the Hole singer shared on Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! "We'd both seen them. At one point, when she was 20, they were the sexiest boobs in Hollywood. He'd seen them; I'd seen them. And we just picked up where we left off after 20 years of suing each other. Isn't that cool?"
Love's bad blood with the Foo Fighters frontman once ran deep. »
Cameron Diaz Refutes Bobby Moynihan's Romantic Claims in 'SNL' Promo
19 November 2014 9:58 AM, PST
The last time Cameron Diaz hosted Saturday Night Live, in 2005, comedian Bobby Moynihan was years away from joining the famed sketch series. But in a hilarious new teaser clip for the Diaz-hosted November 22nd episode, Moynihan claims he has a history with the actress – in a romantic capacity.
"Bobby was my first kiss," Diaz reads from a cue card suspiciously written in crayon. "We French-kissed and German-kissed, and he even grabbed my butt a little." Moynihan nods excitedly in agreement, even mouthing the words when Diaz reads that they "made »
Watch Metallica Douse 'Late Late Show' With Riff-Monster 'Fuel'
19 November 2014 6:42 AM, PST
Metallica continued their week-long The Late Late Show residency on Tuesday with a blistering version of "Fuel," their Grammy-nominated single from 1997's ReLoad. James Hetfield delivered the pseudo-rapped intro ("Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire") with his usual intensity, while Kirk Hammett handled the heavy lifting on the bluesy, accelerating riff.
Craig Ferguson jokingly introduced the band as "a bunch of kids trying their luck in show business," emphasizing their good hygiene. The metal legends were promoting the 10th anniversary Blu-Ray edition of their band documentary Some Kind of Monster, »
Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Key & Peele Kick Off New Web Variety Series
18 November 2014 10:59 AM, PST
Sarah Silverman corralled a whole bunch of funny friends, including Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly, Key & Peele and Tig Notaro, to contribute to the inaugural episode of Rubberhead, a new comedy variety show from Vimeo and the comedy collective Jash.
Silverman hosts the first episode, and as she succinctly introduces it in the trailer, "Welcome to a night of weird." The succession of clips includes everything from Rogen and Silverman engaging in some some high-octane cop action to a man with a weirdly shaped head chucking a Big Gulp at an innocent pedestrian. »
'WWE Raw:' Hillbilly Whim
18 November 2014 8:49 AM, PST
There we were, a mere six days from the 28th annual Survivor Series, and the question on everyone's mind was simple: Will the Bunny finally fight back against Adam Rose by simulating a sexual act? Breathe easy, because the answer was: Yes! Yes! Yes!
But for real, folks, there was plenty of substantive mat action and even more prolonged banter on the microphone last night, and I'm here to disassemble it all into an occasionally useful and intermittently amusing digest. I've broken the action down into five essential takeaways and, »
See Metallica Storm 'Late Late Show' With Classic 'Hit the Lights'
18 November 2014 6:17 AM, PST
Metallica promised to "shake the rafters" of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson during their residency this week, and they kicked things off last night with a thunderous run-through of the first song they ever recorded, "Hit the Lights." The band played the song after sitting for an interview with the Scottish host, who will be leaving the show on December 19th, in which they talked about the re-release of their documentary Some Kind of Monster and joked about The Late Late Show's horse character having a coke problem. »
U2 Postpone 'Jimmy Fallon' Residency Following Bono Injury
16 November 2014 9:41 PM, PST
"It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one man down," the band wrote on their website. "Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding. »