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“First things first, I’m the realest.”
The opening line of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” really hit home for American Idol‘s Joey Cook — especially as she tried to make the transition from “quirky quirk” contestant to an artist who deserved to be taken seriously.
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Joey stopped by TVLine HQ this week to discuss her most memorable performance, plus the stories behind her unexpected arrangements of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love,” Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent.” (Be warned: »
Twitter announced changes to its abuse protections policy Tuesday, broadening out what constitutes as violent threats. Moving beyond “direct, specific threats of violence against others,” the social giant is outlawing “threats of violence against others or promot violence against others,” it said in a blog post. The former policy was “unduly narrow,” Twitter said, limiting its ability to take action against certain acts. Also Read: Twitter Under Fire After Lifting Direct Messaging Restrictions “The updated language better describes the range of prohibited content and our intention to act when users step over the line into abuse,” the social company continued. »
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This just in: Despite being a staple of stadiums everywhere, “Cotton Eye Joe” did not make the set list for American Idol‘s “Arena Anthems”-themed performance night (Wednesday, 8/7c on Fox).
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So what will the Season 14 Top 6 be tackling?
TVLine has your exclusive first look at all the spoilers for a night centered on “songs that can entertain a massive crowd and are performed by mega superstars.”
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Face it, fellas: Scott Eastwood is probably more man than you — but what else would one expect given the DNA he inherited? Clint Eastwood‘s son stopped by “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday night to promote his new romantic bull-riding film, “The Longest Ride,” which is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. While studio Fox didn’t let Eastwood ride the bull for real during filming, he snuck in a lap after wrapping. Also Read: PETA Under Fire for ‘Misinformed’ Protest at ‘The Longest Ride’ Premiere (Photos) “I was sort of Hell-bent on doing it, so I went behind Fox’s back. »
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BAFTA has today announced the nominations for the 2015 House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards, with Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line of Duty claiming the most nominations with three apiece. You can check out a full list of the nominations right here…
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Toby Jones (Harry Potter, Captain America, The Hunger Games) is recognized for his role in Marvellous. The show received two other nominations including Single Drama and Supporting Actress for Gemma Jones.
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The nominations for 2015’s House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards have been announced this morning, seeing Olivia Colman and Benedict Cumberbatch among the nominees and Happy Valley, Marvellous, The Missing and Line Of Duty all receiving three nominations each.
Following a ‘Leading Actress’ triumph for her role in Broadchurch last year, Colman has received a ‘Female Performance in a Comedy Programme’ nomination for BBC Two sitcom Rev - an impressive fifth nomination in four consecutive years.
Meanwhile, Coleman’s co-star Tom Hollander has also been nominated for his role in Rev (‘Male Performance in a Comedy Programme’), seeing the pair compete with W1A’s Jessica Hynes and Hugh Bonneville respectively, another show in which Coleman has appeared.
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London — Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for the BAFTA Television Awards for the third time for his role in “Sherlock,” while James Corden is on the short-list as the co-creator of comedy thriller “The Wrong Mans.”
“Marvellous,” which is the true story of Neil Baldwin, who refused to let the label of being someone learning difficulties hold him back, received nominations for single drama, leading actor for Toby Jones and supporting actress for Gemma Jones.
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Digital Spy presents a list of the nominees at this year's House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards, which will take place on Sunday, May 10:
Trevor Noah has taken a lot of heat before he’s even taken over “The Daily Show,” but the current host has his replacement’s back. “I can say this without hesitation: Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect … or not,” Jon Stewart said of his successor on Monday. “Just as I earned your respect … or did not.” Stewart went on to ask Comedy Central viewers to give Noah a second chance following the firestorm sparked by offensive tweets that have been dubbed “misogynistic” and “anti-Semitic.” Also Read: Trevor Noah Already Under Fire Over Controversial Tweets About Jews, Women »
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Isaiah Washington is no stranger to controversy. But the outspoken actor seems to have met his match on Twitter. Washington landed in the cross hairs of the social media mob on Wednesday after he tweeted a little unsolicited advice to Chris Rock on how to deal with alleged police profiling. “I sold my $90,000.00 Mercedes G500 and bought 3 Prius’s, because I got tired of being pulled over by Police. #Adapt @chrisrock,” Washington tweeted. Also Read: Trevor Noah Already Under Fire Over Controversial Tweets About Jews, Women I sold my $90,000.00 Mercedes G500 and bought 3 Prius's, because I got tired of being. »
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New “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah responded to Twitter backlash against his prior comments about Jews and women Tuesday morning, but then quickly deleted the tweet. Noah’s deleted tweet was responding to people on Twitter who, in response to his appointment to host of “The Daily Show” Monday, pointed out past tweets he’s penned offensive to Jews and women. “South Africans know how to recycle like Israelis know how to be peaceful,” Noah says in one tweet from 2010. Also Read: Trevor Noah Already Under Fire Over Controversial Tweets About Jews, Women In another tweet, he pokes fun at overweight women: “Oh yea, »
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Twilight Time is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a major promotion that sees some of their limited edition titles reduced in price through April 3. These are the titles on sale.
Retail price point: $24.95
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Retail price point: $19.95
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“Ellen” is going in the toilet — but in the name of entertainment. Ellen DeGeneres brought back the Bathroom Concert Series to conclude her daytime talk show’s “Madonna Week.” Alongside the Material Girl and in front of a vanity and tub/shower combo, the duo belted out Madonna‘s classic hit “Dress You Up.” The two started out in really comfortable bathrobes, before the props starting coming out and Madonna eventually stripped, as she is wont to do. Also Read: ‘Empire’ Under Fire: Black Scholar on CNN Calls Show ‘Ghettofied’ ‘Coonery’ We hate to break the fourth wall here, »
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday “it would have been better” if she had used a government email account while she was head of the State Department. She addressed the press and took questions following her keynote speech at a United Nations women’s event. “I saw it as a matter of convenience and it was allowed. Others had done it,” she said, adding that her successor, John Kerry, was actually the first Secretary of State to rely primarily on a state.gov email address. Also Read: Hillary Clinton Under Fire as Media Jumps on Private Email »
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The high-flying Mockingjay has been shot out of the sky by the powerhouse drama American Sniper.
As of this weekend, American Sniper came in 11th place -- the first weekend since its release that it wasn't in the top 10 -- has earned a grand total of $337.1 million in the U.S.
Worldwide, American Sniper has earned $500.1 million, making it the most successful war film ever released.
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Hillary Clinton responded to the controversy brewing around her use of her personal email account as Secretary of State Wednesday, suggesting she wants complete transparency. I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 5, 2015 The controversy around the presumptive Democratic nominee’s email account began Monday when the New York Times broke the story about her exclusively using her personal email account during her time as Secretary of State. Also Read: Hillary Clinton Under Fire as Media Jumps on Private. »
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Madam Secretary‘s Elizabeth McCord is always one cool politico, no matter what tricky feat of international diplomacy is demanded of her. But those behind the scenes of CBS’ Sunday-night drama admit that its Season 2 pickup last month provided a welcome respite from the nerve-racking renwal waiting game.
“It was a big relief to get it early,” executive producer Lori McCreary says with a laugh.
“Huge,” chimes in fellow Ep Barbara Hall.
And now that the pressure is off the series’ team, they can focus on how it’s about »
The Gunman Trailer 2. Pierre Morel‘s The Gunman (2015) movie trailer 2 stars Melina Matthews, Jasmine Trinca, Deborah Rosan, Jorge Leon Martinez, and Daniel Westwood. The Gunman‘s plot synopsis: “An international spy must clear his name in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work for.” We [...]
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Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech upon winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role was met with initial praise – most notably by fellow nominee Meryl Streep – but has received ample criticism in the hours following the awards ceremony. Patricia Arquette’s Acceptance Speech In her speech, Arquette, who was recognized for playing […]
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