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Drake crashes fan's karaoke performance

29 December 2011 1:45 AM, PST | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

If you're ever performed "Born to Run" blitzed off your ass at a karaoke bar, you've probably  wondered what would happen if Bruce Springsteen himself cruised by in his limo, heard your rendition of his song from outside, and was so moved by your astounding vocal gymnastics that he felt compelled to wander in from off the streets and watch your performance, perhaps even joining you onstage to duet on the last few verses. This is exactly what happened to YouTube user "deefromca" Tuesday night, who started to sing the first few lines of a Rihanna song before she was joined onstage by rapper Drake for a performance of "What's My Name." Dalal ("Dee"), an international student from Kuwait and karaoke regular, showed up at Saddle Ranch on Sunset Boulevard after a friend who DJ'ed there texted [...] »

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Drake Sings ‘What’s My Name’ With Fan At Karaoke In La — Watch Video

28 December 2011 4:39 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

[flv custom_thumbnail="http://youtu.be/nDyJYb4NF2k1325118371265" width="600" height="450"]http://youtu.be/nDyJYb4NF2k[/flv] How cool is this video of Drake rapping his part in 'What's My Name' at the Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood? Drake proved once again he's one of the most carefree and fun guys in Hollywood last night when he climbed on stage and sang karaoke with a fan at Saddle Ranch Chop House on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The 25-year-old Canadian rapper and singer rapped his verse from Rihanna's hit song, "What's My Name," and then politely climbed off the stage so the fan could have her moment to shine. We love it when celebrities do fun things like this, don't you? »

- Kirstin Benson

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Karaoke Fan Surprised by Drake: "It Was a Total Hollywood Moment"

28 December 2011 4:19 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jealous much? What seemed like an ordinary night out with some friends at Saddle Ranch on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles yesterday, turned into the time of one young woman's life. Thanks to some good ol' fashioned karaoke. Dalal aka "Dee," an international student from Kuwait, tells E! News she was having dinner with a girlfriend, when she received a text message from her friend Jay, who deejays at Saddle Ranch on Tuesday nights, telling her that someone famous was there and that she should definitely stop by. "When I showed up I asked Jay who the celebrity was and he said he was not sure, and that I should go find out. I had no clue it was Drake," she tells us. »

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Tyler the Creator arrested at The Roxy? Reports of mayhem on the Boulevard [Updated]

23 December 2011 9:24 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

20-year-old rapper Tyler The Creator (aka Tyler Okonma) was arrested on Thursday night at The Roxy nightclub on Sunset Blvd. while his fans tweeted a minute-by-minute account of the action.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Tyler got into an altercation with a sound engineer. Allegedly, the sound engineer turned off Tyler's microphone. Tyler then apparently crowd-surfed to the engineer and threw the microphone. He was then arrested and charged with assault.

Stiller & Meara producer Mike Rosenstein shot the Instagram photo above of Tyler being cuffed and put into the cruiser. Reports came in that officers used bean-bag guns to curb the crowd that gathered on the sidewalk.

"Tyler's mom yelling 'That's my baby,' as Jasper Dolphin's dad held her back, while cops cuffed Tyler. A top hip hop moment for me," tweeted Jensen Karp, later noting that the officers were video taping the crowd as helicopters arrived in riot response mode. »

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Publicist Dies on Way to Funeral for Hollywood Shooting Victim

22 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Publicist Scotty Dugan died Dec. 21 while traveling to the funeral for John Atterberry, the music executive and film producer who was killed in the Dec. 9 shooting at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood. Dugan was 52. Dugan was informally handling public relations for God's Country, a forthcoming Christian-themed independent film produced and co-written by Atterberry. Dugan also was the former manager and publicist for the film's star, Jenn Gotzon. "He was the inspirational backbone of my career," Gotzon said. "Everything I've basically gotten has been from Scotty's belief in me. I

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- Daniel Miller

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ShockYa's Top 10 New Year's Eve Movies

17 December 2011 10:02 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

With the release of “New Year’s Eve,” one might start wondering what other New Year’s movies there are in order to celebrate the figurative birth of Baby New Year. Here is a list of 10 such movies about the New Year, in which you will find stop-motion animation, 1. “Sunset Boulevard” (1950): One of the best movies of all time, “Sunset Boulevard”, starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, is the story of an opportunistic script writer who becomes entangled in an aging silent star’s web. The film has a great New Year’s scene, which also serves as a pivotal moment in the absurd relationship between Holden and Swanson’s characters. Click »

- monique

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Spice Girls executive John Atterberry killed in Hollywood shooting

13 December 2011 2:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Music industry figure John Atterberry was killed during a shooting in Los Angeles last Friday (December 8). The executive, who has worked with the Spice Girls and Jessica Simpson during his career, sustained fatal injuries after being shot three times in a rampage in Hollywood. Atterberry was shot in the face and upper body by Tyler Brehm, who fired nearly 20 bullets and screamed that he wanted to die while attacking civilians down Sunset Boulevard, reports Billboard. According (more) »

- By Lewis Corner

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Music Executive Shot in Hollywood Dies

12 December 2011 7:31 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Atterberry, the music executive caught up in a random shooting in Hollywood on Friday, died Monday, according to the Associated Press. Atterberry, 40, was shot three times in the head and neck by gunman Tyler Brehm as he was driving his Mercedes-Benz. Brehm was killed by police officers after he fired about 20 shots in the busy intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street, while screaming that he wanted to die. Also read: Music Executive Remains Critical After Hollywood Shooting Rampage A spokesperson for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center told TheWrap that Atterberry was pronounced »

- Tim Kenneally

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Music Executive Remains Critical After Hollywood Shooting Rampage

11 December 2011 5:02 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A former Death Row Records vice president, John Atterberry, remains in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, one of several victims caught Friday in a Hollywood street rampage conducted by a distraught 26-year-old gunman. Atterberry was driving his Mercedes coupe when Tyler Brehm started shooting at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Friday. The gunman hit Atterberry three times in the face and neck. In all, three individuals were injured during the rampage. Chris Godley, a photo editor for the Hollywood Reporter, was grazed in the leg and »

- Joshua L. Weinstein

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Man Shot in the Face in L.A. Shooting Is Longtime Music Industry Executive

10 December 2011 11:51 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The identity of a man shot in the face during Friday's shooting in Hollywood has been revealed. Music industry executive John Atterberry, in critical condition at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, was sitting in his silver Mercedes on Friday by the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Vine St. when the gunman shot him.  Atterberry is a longtime recording industry manager and promoter and has been involved with acts like The Spice Girls, Brandy and Jessica Simpson, law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times. Video: Gunman Opens Fire Near Hollywood's ArcLight Theater "I was shocked to hear the news,"

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- THR Staff

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Brooke Mueller -- First Night Out After Arrest [Photos]

10 December 2011 9:15 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

It was a successful evening for Brooke Mueller last night -- she didn't get arrested!Mueller was spotted with a friend on Sunset Boulevard around 11:00 Pm. It's unclear where they went, but based on the video we posted last weekend ... we're going to guess they went dancing. Sources close to Brooke say she is just trying to live a normal life and is trying stay positive after her arrest.Mueller was bustedd in Aspen »

- TMZ Staff

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Gunman Shot Dead by Police Near Famed Hollywood Movie Theater, the ArcLight

9 December 2011 8:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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The ArcLight Theater in Los Angeles is usually home to movie premieres -- like the one for 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' which featured Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on Thursday night -- but on Friday morning the famed film venue was in the vicinity of a tragic shooting. A gunman -- who was randomly shooting at passing cars on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles -- was shot and killed by police after apparently shouting, "Kill me. I want to be killed."

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The Artist: the silent film they said no one wanted to see

8 December 2011 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Friends laughed at Michel Hazanavicius when he wanted to make a silent movie. But Harvey Weinstein loved it – and bought it. Now there are Oscar rumours

'When I first told people about my idea for this movie, they just laughed at me," says Michel Hazanavicius. "Friends, actors, producers – they all laughed. They'd say, 'Ok, Ok, but what do you really want to do?'" The problem was that Hazanavicius wanted to make a silent movie, 70 years after talkies rendered silents commercially obsolete and aesthetically outré. True, there have been some avant garde silent film-makers (Canadian Guy Maddin, for instance), but Hazanavicius isn't of their temper. "I wanted to make a charming mainstream movie. But nobody thought the market was ready for it. Producers said: 'Nobody wants to see a movie like that.'"

But they do. Hazanavicius's unremittingly charming and inventive movie The Artist, about a 1920s Hollywood star eclipsed »

- Stuart Jeffries

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Claudia Cardinale: Fellini, Herzog and me

8 December 2011 1:37 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The luminous star of 8½ and The Leopard, Claudia Cardinale lit up the screen in the 1960s. She talks to Steve Rose about life as a muse, her 'man's voice' – and never going naked

Being in London is making Claudia Cardinale nostalgic. The Italian actor remembers shooting one of her first films here, in 1959: Upstairs and Downstairs, a forgotten domestic comedy. She met the Queen at the premiere of West Side Story in Leicester Square in 1962, and looked the more regal of the two. She came here to see one of Marlene Dietrich's last concerts, in 1973, with her friend and regular director Luchino Visconti. "In his room he kept a signed photo of Marlene Dietrich, in her costume. Fantastic!"

This time, she's here for the London Turkish film festival, which opened last month with a new film starring herself; but on a quiet afternoon in a Mayfair hotel, the »

- Steve Rose

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Pilot Season 2011 Voting Kicks Off With Meltdown and Chipotle

4 December 2011 5:20 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

New York, NY  (December 2, 2011) Top Cow Productions and Image Comics announced today a premiere launch event at Meltdown in Los Angeles for the Pilot Season 2011 voting period. The Pilot Season “Take Control” party invites Los Angeles fans to meet the various creative teams involved in 2011′s Pilot Season competition, get their books signed, and get the details on how they can determine the winning series this year. The event is co-sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, through arrangement with marketing firm Bonfire Agency.

Since 2007, Pilot Season has become the leading fan-driven comic event, allowing creators to compete with brand-new original properties for fan votes. This year, Top Cow released eight unique pilot issues by eight creative teams ranging from established industry pros to up-and-coming talent to screenwriters and even one NFL All Star. With all eight books in stores, voting will begin on Monday, December 5th at topcow.com, where fans »

- Robert Greenberger

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6th Annual March of Dimes Celebration of Babies Luncheon Pictures

4 December 2011 10:50 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

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My favourite film: Double Indemnity

29 November 2011 1:25 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In our writers' favourite film series, Paul Howlett is moved by the heartbreak in this classy film noir about an insurance salesman

Do you feel betrayed by this review? Then write your own here or brood in the shadows of the comments section below

Who would have thought a movie about an insurance guy could be so bitter, so suspenseful, so heartbreaking? I love Double Indemnity because it's about a couple who are cheap and greedy, but achieve a kind of tragic heroism; because it has one of the great father-son relationships (although they aren't actually father and son); because it's a thoroughly cynical thriller redeemed by just a fading touch of romance. And it also has a trio of superb performances: Fred MacMurray, who tended to play amiable chumps, was here recast as a devious murderer (though still a bit of a chump); Barbara Stanwyck, as the deadliest of »

- Paul Howlett

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Back Stage presents an Evening With…'Pariah'

28 November 2011 2:51 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Back Stage presents a free Los Angeles screening of "Pariah," followed by Q&A with cast members, Adepero Oduye and Kim Wayans.The event will be Wednesday, Decemeber 7 at 7 p.m. at the Arclight Hollywood (6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles).To RSVP, email EveningWith@backstage.com with "Pariah" in the subject header. Please indicate if you plan on bringing a guest. »

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Whatever the size, your TV is still just a TV

27 November 2011 7:04 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I was looking forward to seeing Juggernaut on TCM not too long ago when I saw it show up on the classics channel’s schedule.  Even in this cable/download/Netflix age of constant program recycling, the movie rarely shows up on TV, maybe because it had been such an instant and complete flop when released theatrically in 1974.  Still, this UK-produced film has always been one of my pet favorites, a flick I have long felt died an undeserved death, and I was psyched at the chance to see it again.

In synopsis, I admit the movie doesn’t sound like much.  Or perhaps I should say it sounds way too familiar.  A nutcase has put seven bombs on an ocean liner and threatens to sink the ship unless he’s given a ransom of £500,000.  The ship is far from land, no other vessels are close enough to render assistance, »

- Bill Mesce

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7 Reasons 'The Artist' Could Be the Year's Surprise Hit ... and an Oscar Frontrunner

22 November 2011 7:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

One of the most talked-about movies of the year is one in which there’s no talking at all.

The little French silent film "The Artist" has been building fans (and Oscar buzz) since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Celebrating Hollywood’s 1920s silent era, the story is a black-and-white melodrama filled with comedy, dancing and an adorable Jack Russell terrier that will make you feel like you’ve been transported back to the times of flappers and fedoras.

The film, directed by rising French director Michel Hazanavicius, opens this weekend in the U.S. It follows dashing leading man George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), who at the height of his stardom is slammed back down to Earth when he refuses to star in talkies. Quickly becoming an afterthought, Valentin must sell his worldly possessions to survive, but a rising star (Bérénice Bejo) he helped get into »

- Jason Guerrasio

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