13 items from 2014
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. »
Keeping track of the Foreign Language submissions for the Oscars each year is something I constantly forget to keep on top of, but I have just done a full update as we are now up to 56 total submissions, only 20 shy of last year's record-breaking 76 submissions with only eight days to go before the October 1 submission deadline. Notable new entries on the list include Belguim's submission of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's festival favorite Two Days, One Night as well as Canada submitting Xavier Dolan's Mommy, which knocked the socks of Cannes audiences and did the same to me in Toronto this year (read my review here). It should also be noted France has submitted Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent instead of last year's buzzy title Blue is the Warmest Color, which missed the release date cut off date last year, making it eligible for this year's Oscars, but the »
- Brad Brevet
There have been rumors of a Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton affair for decades, but Rogers says their relationship never went beyond flirtation. Albeit "massive" flirtation. The reason? Neither one of them wanted to ruin a perfectly good friendship. "We flirted with each other for 30 years, and it was much more electric," explains Rogers in an interview with Dan Rather, airing Tuesday on Axs TV. "I think once you consummate a relationship like that, it loses something. And she and I both believe that theory, so we did some massive flirting in front of the nation, but there was never anything more than that. »
- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000
"I haven't always been this old," Kenny Rogers joked to family and friends gathered at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Wednesday night. "When I was a member of the First Edition, I was a happening dude! I had long black hair, a black beard, shades and an earring. I was totally groovy," said Rogers. "I woke up the other day and I was really old!" Proof of Rogers's grooviness can be seen at the Hall of Fame's new exhibit, "Through the Years," a biographical look at the singer's storied life and career. One standout piece is a »
- Kay West
Some people get their best ideas in the shower. Lionel Richie apparently does his thinking elsewhere in the bathroom. According to longtime pal Kenny Rogers, the "Hello" singer wrote Rogers' 1980 hit song "Lady" while "in the toilet" at a recording studio. "I called Lionel, and I said, 'I'd like for you to write a song for me,'" the "Islands in the Stream" singer, now 75, recalled on the Today show on Thursday, Aug. 14. "Lionel doesn't write entire songs. He writes ideas." Sometimes unfinished ideas. Rogers [...] »
Horror is really the only genre that has entries that, while “good,” may not necessarily mean “recommended.” So, how does that affect what is “definitive?” A recent conversation brought up the nightmare of a movie A Serbian Film (great review here from Justine) which, by all accounts, is a horror film. But, while everyone in film circles knows about the film (many have even seen it), I can’t imagine anyone actually recommending it. It’s made impact, sure. But at what cost? The best horror films aren’t simply there to scare and disgust viewers. They’re there to serve as metaphors for other issues, however big or small. But the best ones are those that do it in a way that, while still may scare and disgust you, will also make you think and reevaluate your situation.
40. À l’intérieur (2007)
English Title: Inside
- Joshua Gaul
One week to go! It was American Icons night on Monday's "Dancing with the Stars," and the remaining five couples were fighting hard for the finish. The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, but a fan-favorite was sent packing. (Spoilers ahead!)Although the competition was extremely close, Charlie White and Sharna Burgess were sent home, despite a solid score of 76 out of 80 for the night. Here is a rundown of the night's performances and scores:Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 34 points for their Vinnese Waltz to "If I Knew" by Bruno Mars. And later, 38 points for their Jazz to "Nasty" by Janet Jackson.Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 40 points for their foxtrot to "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra. And later, 36 points for their Samba to "Mo Money Mo Problems" by Notorious B.I.G. »
- tooFab Staff
Country crooner Dexter Roberts is gone on "American Idol," but not forgotten. Vote in our poll below for your favorite Dexter performance. Dexter's farwell song was "Lucky Man" and he explained to our own Tom O'Neil during Friday's webchat, the contestants get to choose their own exit song. "They give us a few songs and we have to pick from that list what song we would want to sing on the show. Sometimes they're good songs and sometimes they're bad songs." -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby's YouTube Channel On "American Idol," Dexter sang close to two dozen hits throughout the competition, beginning with his audition song "Drive" and ending with the song that got him booted "Muckalee Creek Water." He also got to perform two duets during the live rounds -- "Alright" with C.J. Harris during Top 8 Week and "Islands in the Stream" with Jessica M »
Do you think Jimmy Fallon does karaoke anymore? Or has being able to sing with the actual artists made it mundane? If so, last night he totally ruined "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" for himself by dressing up as Tom Petty and singing it with freaking Stevie Nicks. As you can see below, they fairly faithfully recreated the song's video, right down to Petty's flower shirt. He still has "Islands in the Stream" – well, at least until he has Dolly Parton on. »
- Jesse David Fox
American Idol’s top eight returned again this week after judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban used the season’s one and only save on Sam Woolf. This week, the finalists were required to pick a song from the 80s.
Jena Irene made a bold choice in reimagining Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock N Roll.” Irene started off the classic song sitting down at the piano, allowing the song to build up as she belted out the second half. The judges reactions were mixed, with Connick critiquing the arrangement and Lopez praising the young singer for another original performance.
Country boy Dexter Roberts chose to sing Georgia Satellites’ “Keep Your Hands to Yourself.” Mentor David Cook was on Roberts to enunciate better – and not to let the other guitarist on the stage steal the spotlight from him. Overall, the judges felt like Roberts' performance was passable, »
Look, we all know that The Judges' Save is a crapshoot. Yes, it got us more quirky musicality from Casey Abrams and it allowed Jessica Sanchez to make it to the Finals, but how much gratitude should we show an innovation that also prolonged the "Idol" lives of Matt Giraud and Michael Lynche? I guess we should feel lucky that Sam Woolf has survived to participate in a theme that I'm sure is near-and-dear to his heart: '80s Night. Sam isn't the only "Idol" Finalist with a sketchy connection to the '80s. Actually, the total number of remaining contestants who drew breath in the '80s is a resounding "zero." So... This is gonna be fun! 8:00 p.m. Et. We begin with a reminder of last week's "drama," which strongly suggests that if Sam had gone home, this would be '70s Week. This week featured David Cook as a mentor. »
- Daniel Fienberg
The Voice battles kick off this weekend, and to say we're excited would be a little bit of an understatement. But we're also feeling very tense. How do we know who's going to win? Will our favourites go up against each other? Can we handle it?
Well, to prepare ourselves, we thought we'd hold our own little DS battle. First up, Team Tom's battling duo Mairead Conlon and Celestine. We don't know who wins the actual battle, but read on to see who knows their mentor Sir Tom Jones better (and what else they had to say about that singing thing as well)...
Fighting Talk - We're going to test you on your knowledge of Sir Tom.
Mairead: "Oh God! Ok..."
Celestine: "Oh no! Oh, I don't know anything, please don't! I'm going to text Mairead after to check how she did, because it's going to be abysmal."
How many »
And although Tara unfortunately couldn't impress Kylie Minogue, her idol Tom Jones or any of the other coaches at the Blind Auditions, the sight of 'Nessa' singing has stuck with us and got us thinking about all the great musical interludes that cropped up during James Corden and Ruth Jones's classic BBC sitcom.
And with news today that Gavin & Stacey could be returning, we can't think of a better time to revisit the show's greatest vocal performances...
'Barry Islands in the Stream'
It's Gwen's (Melanie Walters) birthday and amid nearly having a mental breakdown trying to secretly organise a line dance party for her, Bryn (Rob Brydon) also needs to practise a show-stopping duet with Nessa (Ruth Jones) in her honour. »
13 items from 2014