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Ad-Rock Makes First Ever Solo Talk Show Visit to 'Tonight Show'

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As part of Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz's post-Beastie Boys life, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer appears in a co-starring role in Ben Stiller's new film While We're Young. To promote the movie, Ad-Rock stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to make what he called his "first talk show appearance by myself." During his wild visit, Horovitz talked about touring with Madonna, befriended Will Forte and declined to touch "river monsters."

Fallon opens up the interview by asking about the origins of an old photograph featuring »

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James Bond Haunted by Ghosts of His Past in 'Spectre' Teaser

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Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond saga, is scheduled to hit theaters November 6th, and although the latest 007 flick is still in the midst of shooting, filmmakers unveiled a minute-long first look at what Daniel Craig's secret agent faces in the aftermath of Skyfall.

As the official 007 YouTube page explains, "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. »

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Watch Barack Obama and 'The Wire' Creator Talk Criminal Justice Reform

27 March 2015 12:01 PM, PDT

President Barack Obama sat down with The Wire creator David Simon for a thought-provoking conversation about criminal justice reform, our nation's "bank-breaking" habit of incarcerating drug-related offenses and the challenges facing police. Obama, who says The Wire is "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades," spoke with Simon because his beloved HBO series showcased the impact the criminal justice system had on Baltimore.

Simon began his career as a crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun before moving on to television. »

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Watch George Lucas Mock Fox News on 'The Daily Show'

27 March 2015 9:48 AM, PDT

On Thursday's episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart recruited filmmaker George Lucas to sarcastically honor Fox News for their cautioned coverage of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. The Star Wars mastermind, representing "liberal Hollywood," promised to "only make movies from now on that are blindly uncritical of America," citing surefire blockbuster examples American Exceptionalism Graffiti, Star Wars: The Reagan Missile Defense Version, The Empire Strikes Back, Justifiably and Star Wars: The Clinton Menace.

Elsewhere in the segment, Stewart takes hilarious shots at his network »

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James Franco on 'The Interview': 'We Never Felt We Were Doing Something Wrong'

27 March 2015 6:55 AM, PDT

Months after the limited theater and digital release of Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial 2014 comedy, The Interview, the actors are still being asked to reflect on the film's political and ethical implications. During a sit-down Thursday on The Late Show With David Letterman, Franco was adamant that the movie's plot – which finds the duo playing celebrity journalists tasked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – did more good than harm. "We never felt like we were irresponsible or doing something wrong," he told the host. »

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Gene Simmons, WWE Studios to Produce 'Elevated' Horror Movies

27 March 2015 5:16 AM, PDT

Gene Simmons and WWE Studios are teaming up to form Erebus Pictures, a new studio that will finance and produce "elevated horror movies," according to a press release.

The co-production deal calls for three films, starting with Temple, which was originally acquired and developed by WWE Studios. Erebus Pictures — named for the Greek primordial deity representing darkness — will begin production on their second movie later this year.

Matt Savelloni (Exile to Babylon) wrote the film, which is scheduled to begin filming this summer. The film tells the story of a »

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Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Eazy-e's Death, Eminem and Making New Music

26 March 2015 3:14 PM, PDT

Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A. radio DJ Big Boy for a wide-ranging chat, discussing everything from his beginnings in N.W.A to producing Eminem. He spoke at length his involvement in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "We want to show the heart of the guys and everything we went through...before the demise of the group," Dre said. Over the course of 16 info-packed minutes, Dre shared stories about recording Snoop Dogg in a jail cell and opened up about how he made »

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Action Bronson, Chance the Rapper Bring 'Baby Blue' to 'Letterman'

26 March 2015 6:43 AM, PDT

Queens rapper and gourmet food aficionado Action Bronson hit the Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday, marking the release of his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, with a soulful performance of "Baby Blue" alongside Chance the Rapper.

Bronson was his typical gregarious self on the mic, rolling through the somber Mark Ronson-produced cut with a matter-of-fact ease that belied the ridiculousness of his boasts ("There were times I used to hide my feelings / Now I'm butt naked in the Lamborghini"). Chance the Rapper, for his part, kept it marvelously surreal, »

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Watch Mitt Romney Mock Himself, Hillary Clinton on 'Tonight Show'

26 March 2015 6:26 AM, PDT

While Jeb Bush and self-proclaimed rock and roll hater Ted Cruz have already positioned themselves for a 2016 Republican presidential run, the Gop's most well-known candidate and frontrunner, 2012 runner-up Mitt Romney, announced that he wouldn't enter the electoral fray this time around. Romney eschewed his oft-criticized robotic nature with a charismatic appearance Wednesday night on The Tonight Show.

For the former Presidential candidate's appearance, Jimmy Fallon resurrected one of his all-time greatest Saturday Night Live-era gags: The man in the mirror routine, which Fallon previously used to imitate Mick Jagger »

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Bill O'Reilly: NBC Should Bring Back Brian Williams

25 March 2015 10:33 AM, PDT

Bill O'Reilly has voiced his support for embattled NBC News anchorman Brian Williams on Late Show With David Letterman, chalking the controversy up to a culture of celebrity sniping. "We have a sport in the United States called 'Let's Destroy the Famous Person,' and that's what happened to him," he said. "I think that NBC should bring him back. I think they will bring him back."

The sentiment signals somewhat of an about-face from the conservative pundit, who took aim at Williams after the anchor admitted to "misremembering" being »

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Watch Ben Stiller Flex Beastie Boys Knowledge on 'Seth Meyers'

25 March 2015 9:56 AM, PDT

Ben Stiller had the opportunity to show off his Beastie Boys fanboy status on Late Night With Seth Meyers when the host tested the actor's knowledge of the iconic rap group's lyrics.

Meyers noted that Stiller, who stars in Noah Baumbach's upcoming film While We're Young with Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, can be seen rapping along to every lyric in the group's 2006 concert film Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!. "I was definitely in it," commented Stiller during the segment.

The host then gave Stiller select lines from the hip-hop trio's »

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The Rock Reveals His Porn Name in New 'SNL' Promo

25 March 2015 9:35 AM, PDT

One night before WrestleMania – and, of course, four days before Furious 7 races into theaters – Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will return to Studio 8H as host of Saturday Night Live. And in new promos for the episode, he's revealing his X-Rated side.

In one of the spots, SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan plays the "What is your porn name?" game with Johnson, who is obviously familiar with the rules of engagement: "Well, my first pet was named Dusty, and I grew up on Summit Street," he says. "So it would be 'Dusty Summit. »

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Douglas Durst 'Very Grateful' For 'The Jinx,' Robert Durst's Arrest

25 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT

While Douglas Durst, the younger brother of alleged murderer Robert Durst, may have refused to cooperate with The Jinx, he admits that he is "very grateful" for the HBO miniseries since it resulted in the arrest of his brother. In an interview with the New York Times, Douglas' first since the series concluded with Robert's shocking confession and subsequent arrest earlier this month, the New York real estate scion reveals that he believes his brother was stalking him with the intention of murder as recently as February.

According to Douglas, »

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Watch Tom Hanks Recreate Filmography with James Corden

24 March 2015 11:51 AM, PDT

Tom Hanks has delivered countless tour de force performances throughout his career, but the actor outdid himself on the inaugural episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday, recreating the bulk of his filmography in a hilarious, frantic segment with the new host.

In under eight minutes, Hanks and Corden blasted through classic moments in movies like Forrest Gump ("Life is like a box of chocolates"), A League of Their Own ("There's no crying in baseball!") and Big, during which the pair expertly recreated the "Down Down Baby" rap and dance. »

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Robert Durst Terrorizes 'Conan'

24 March 2015 10:59 AM, PDT

Just when the world thought it was safe from Robert Durst, the wheezing millionaire and accused killer terrorized Conan and sent host Conan O'Brien and announcer Andy Richter into a panic Monday night.

Despite Durst's arrest last week, Richter pointed out that with his money and connections, he could have easily weaseled his way out of prison and gone on the lam. While O'Brien seemed skeptical at first, his worst fears were realized with Durst's bespectacled head suddenly appeared on camera.

A few isolated incidents quickly escalated into a bombardment »

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Watch Ben Stiller Get Shot Out of a Cannon on 'Letterman'

24 March 2015 6:47 AM, PDT

David Letterman still has some time before his Late Show tenure ends with a bang, but ahead of the May finale, the longtime host has already started breaking out the big guns. On Monday, Letterman enlisted Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus to set up a massive cannon outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, where it fired both Gemma, the Human Cannonball, and Ben Stiller, the Human Goofus, down 53rd Street in Manhattan.

Before she took flight, Gemma Kirby, already a pro at age 25, explained to Letterman proper human projectile technique and that, »

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Iconic 'Decline of Western Civilization' Films Finally Get Official Release

24 March 2015 5:49 AM, PDT

Hold on to your pool chairs: All three of Penelope Spheeris' entertaining, heartbreaking and iconic Decline of Western Civilization documentaries are officially coming to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in a deluxe box set on June 30th. Shout! Factory will release the four-disc anthology chronicling L.A.'s hardcore punk, hair-metal and gutter-punk phenomena with a 40-page book, extended interviews and a new commentary track by Dave Grohl. Each film has also been given a 2K high-definition restoration, which Spheeris supervised.

"I am so grateful to the fans of these films, »

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Carole King Musical Heading to the Big Screen

23 March 2015 9:46 AM, PDT

The musical about the life of Carole King, featuring many of the songwriting legend's most famous tracks, is already a hit on Broadway, and after conquering the Great White Way and London's West End, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is heading to Hollywood for a big screen makeover. Sony Pictures announced plans to turn King's stage show into a film, a decision made easier considering the company's publishing arm Sony/Atv owns the musical rights to most of Beautiful's songs, the New York Times reports.

"Audiences both on Broadway and »

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