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Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert With Neil Young, Elton John Headed to PBS
26 November 2014 9:13 AM, PST
Bruce Springsteen was the guest of honor at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, which featured an eclectic mix of artists – including Neil Young, Elton John, Jim James, Mumford & Sons and Mavis Staples – covering classics from the New Jersey icon's massive songbook. A televised version of the event, "A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen," will premiere December 5th at 9 p.m. Et on PBS, as part of the network's Arts Fall Festival 2014.
Related: 10 Amazing Songs Springsteen Cut From 'Born in the U.S.A.'
The Jon Stewart-hosted benefit »
Lorde Performs 'Yellow Flicker Beat,' Talks Taylor Swift Friendship on 'Tonight Show'
26 November 2014 8:10 AM, PST
"Our next guest made her U.S. TV debut on our Late Night show last year and since then has become one of the most popular artists in music," host Jimmy Fallon said while introducing Lorde on Tuesday night's Tonight Show. The teenage New Zealand singer's rise has been nothing short of meteoric: She went from performing "Royals" in the 12:35 a.m. hour in October 2013 to promoting the soundtrack she curated for the Number One film in America in November 2014.
Lorde's ascension came full circle Tuesday as she visited »
Watch Wu-Tang Clan Crash 'Letterman' With 'Ruckus in B Minor'
26 November 2014 7:43 AM, PST
Two-thirds of the Wu-Tang Clan crashed The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday night, performing their emphatic new track, "Ruckus in B Minor." RZA, Method Man, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Cappadonna represented the New York City crew, though Gza, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah were only onstage in spirit.
"Live on David Letterman," says RZA to open the high-energy performance. "The Shoalin and the Wu-Tang is very dangerous." The members take turns at center stage, with Method Man anchoring the track with his rough-as-sandpaper delivery ("I can see your drawers, »
Watch Meghan Trainor Sing Awkward Thanksgiving Carols on 'Kimmel'
26 November 2014 6:33 AM, PST
Christmas has dominated the holiday carol game for far too long. Where are all the songs about Pilgrims and turkeys and awkward dinner table conversations with idiotic relatives? "There are literally thousands and thousands of Christmas songs, but I think the closest thing we have to a song for Thanksgiving is the theme from Golden Girls," says Jimmy Kimmel in the above clip from Tuesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! "And that, to me, is unacceptable." Singer Meghan Trainor helps remedy that problem, promoting her fake but funny new album, »
Joni Mitchell Reveals Why She Nixed Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic
25 November 2014 10:54 AM, PST
In April 2012, it was reported that Taylor Swift was in talks to portray folk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joni Mitchell in the big-screen adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carol King and Carly Simon. As recently as October 2012, Swift admitted that she was still eager to play Mitchell, but the role hadn't been confirmed yet. Two years later, we finally know why the film wasn't officially greenlit: Mitchell prevented the biopic from being made.
"I squelched that," Mitchell »
'Jurassic World' Trailer Delivers Prehistoric Mayhem
25 November 2014 10:42 AM, PST
The last words anyone wants to hear before they visit a theme park populated by dinosaurs is: "If something chases you: Run!" It's a statement that promises all sorts of prehistoric mayhem, and the first trailer for Jurassic World delivers just that in full.
Amongst the numerous monsters teased in the clip are a humongous crocodile-like creature that devours a shark, a horde of bipeds frolicking through an open field and a clan of raptors that converge alongside Chris Pratt as he speeds through the jungle on a motorcycle. Jurassic World »
HBO Readies Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear'
25 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST
HBO is readying a documentary that will take a penetrating look at the Church of Scientology and its influence in Hollywood. Going Clear, based on Lawrence Wright's book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief, is expected to air on the network in 2015, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January if finished in time.
Wright's book features harsh revelations against the controversial religion courtesy of Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, a longtime and high-ranking Church member who very publicly left Scientology in 2009. Filmmaker Alex Gibney, »
Kurt Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck' to Premiere on HBO in 2015
25 November 2014 8:56 AM, PST
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will see release on HBO in 2015. The film is the first to be made with the cooperation of Cobain's family, and was written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominee Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, Crossfire Hurricane).
Morgen and his team were given access to Cobain's entire personal and family archives, and the film will consequently boast footage from numerous Nirvana performances, plus previously unheard songs and never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks. »
'WWE Raw:' Welcome Back to Daniel Bryan's House of Yes!
25 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST
You take the good, you take the bad, you take the rest and there you have last night's installment of Monday Night Raw.
With the Authority finally usurped, fans got some much-needed relief from Hhh and Stephanie's omnipresence (at least after the opening segment) and were rewarded for their patience with the return of one-night Gm Daniel Bryan. And after a rather lengthy series of monologues and mandates, grown men and women tussled and toiled, belts were defended and retained and Kane ended his night covered in a hellacious combination of condiments. »
Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow Get Filthy on 'Kimmel'
25 November 2014 7:59 AM, PST
Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow went head to head in a battle of words on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night — not Scrabble, Boggle or even Words with Friends (get it?), but rather Kimmel's classic game-show bit "Celebrity Curse-Off."
Kudrow and Aniston proved to be formidable opponents, unleashing some truly foul language in the five seconds allotted for each term. The pair unleashed a torrent of four-letter words (and their hyphenated variations), with Aniston busting out a Greek swear and Kudrow going French. Despite the heated exchange, Kudrow eventually found herself at a loss, »
Monty Python Song Named Top Funeral Choice
24 November 2014 2:56 PM, PST
Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life," the jaunty singalong that first appeared in the comedy troupe's 1979 film The Life of Brian, has long been a staple at funerals for its optimistic tone, bubbly melody and lyrics about one's own demise. But in a new survey of funeral directors, the track has become the most popular song to play at British funerals, according to the Telegraph.
Rachel McAdams Lands 'True Detective' Leading Role
24 November 2014 12:54 PM, PST
After months of speculation, Rachel McAdams has landed the hotly tipped role of Sheriff Ani Bezzerides on the second season of True Detective. McAdams, best known for her starring roles in The Notebook and Mean Girls, joins previously announced stars Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch on author Nic Pizzolatto's HBO drama series. McAdams' character is described, per a press release, as a no-nonsense "Venture County Sheriff's detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with the system she serves," and whose troubled upbringing is to blame for her gambling and drinking problem. »
'Death to Turkeys!': John Oliver Waxes on Presidential Thanksgiving Pardons
24 November 2014 8:02 AM, PST
John Oliver's satirical HBO news show Last Week Tonight wrapped its acclaimed first season earlier this month, but not even a production hiatus can keep the host from making fun of presidential turkey pardons. In the above web exclusive, Oliver takes aim at Thanksgiving's strangest tradition – "no, not sitting through a Detroit Lions game" – and cooks up a delicious alternative.
"There is something profoundly strange about the president making a show of pardoning one turkey to mark a holiday on which everyone, the president included, consumes an estimated 46 million birds, »
'Game of Thrones' Video Game Gets Brooding First Trailer
24 November 2014 6:47 AM, PST
Game of Thrones is being adapted into the video game realm with Iron From Ice, the first installment of a six-episode series from Telltale Games. Last week, the company released a brooding first trailer, which previews the title's focus on House Forrester – a house not yet seen in the HBO show. Though it's sparse on the details, the clip builds an appropriate level of suspense and offers a glimpse at the high-profile voice cast reprising their TV roles, including Peter Dinklage (as Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (as Cersei Lannister), Natalie Dormer »
Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea, One Direction Lead 2014 Ama Winners' List
24 November 2014 5:58 AM, PST
Although Katy Perry spent the American Music Awards on the other side of the Pacific, the Prism singer was still the night's biggest winner, taking home three trophies to lead the pop field. One Direction also scored three AMAs, while Iggy Azalea and Beyoncé each won in two categories. Taylor Swift was the recipient of the first Dick Clark Award for Excellence, which was presented to her by Diana Ross.
Perry, who delivered her acceptance speech from Australia – where the Prismatic World Tour is currently stationed – took home Single of the Year, »
Watch Jennifer Lopez Shake 'Booty' With Iggy Azalea for 2014 AMAs
23 November 2014 8:30 PM, PST
"Prepare audience for maximum impact," Jennifer Lopez commanded as she ended the 2014 American Music Awards with her debut television performance of "Booty."
Joined by fellow posterior-shaker Iggy Azalea, Lopez writhed around in a box flanked by more than a dozen dancers. Azalea, who had previously won AMAs for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album, ceded most of the spotlight to Lopez, who performed an elaborately choreographed routine while emphasizing her titular body part.
The performance was the most controversial going into Sunday's show after TMZ »
Watch One Direction Softly Croon 'Night Changes' at 2014 AMAs
23 November 2014 7:26 PM, PST
In contrast to bombastic performances by Taylor Swift and Iggy Azalea, One Direction took an understated approach to their gentle romantic ballad "Night Changes" at Sunday night's American Music Awards.
The group performed the single from their latest album Four in the middle of a simulated field, showcasing each of the five singers' vocals.
One Direction is shaping up to have a big night at the AMAs, winning Artist of the Year, Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock and Favorite Pop/Rock Album (for 2013's Midnight Memories).
"These songs split the difference between big, »