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UK Band Dinosaur Pile Up is taking over the U.S. rock scene with the release of their first U.S. album, Nature Nurture. The band, who is currently on tour with Middle Class Rut and Brick+Mortar will be coming to New York city. Dpu was the No. 1 played song on Sirius Xm’s Alt Nation last week and they just announced a tour with Brand New this summer. When: March 17th -- Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm Where: The Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St New York, NY, 10002 Dinosaur Pile-Up formed in 2007 and their debut album Growing Pains led them to much critical acclaim in the UK. They quickly became one of the hottest bands of a new generation of U.K. rock acts. Comprised of lead singer and guitarist Matt Bigland, drummer Mike Sheils, and bassist Jim Cratchley, the band has been out on the road in the U. »
- Pietro Filipponi
The Oscars are finally making their way to ABC this Sunday. It.s felt like an eternity since the Golden Globes, and I.ve just been wondering who is going to take home the biggest awards of the night. Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally win one for best actor in a motion picture? Remember his days on Growing Pains? I think he.s earned it really. Actually, he should have gotten it a long time ago but he was not destined for it then. Speaking of early roles, Flavorwire has made this cool supercut »
- Niki Stephens
When "The Americans" comes back for Season 2, it doesn't mess around.
Only one hour into the new season, and "Comrades" has already served up mass murder (twice), family drama, sex (sorry Paige!), betrayals, a mail-delivery robot (!!!!!) and Meryl Streep. It's going to be one heck of a season.
Some time has passed since the Season 1 finale -- long enough for Philip to run an entire operation with some Afghans (and then kill them) and for Elizabeth to fully recover from that gunshot wound. She comes home just in time for Henry's birthday, and everyone is happy and smiling. That is, they're happy and smiling until Philip and Elizabeth leave for "date night."
Naturally, the only dating happening is with other people. The Jennings and a new couple -- also in Directorate S -- set up a Lockheed employee with sex and misdirection. Then they go talk about the kids. »
By Michael Russnow As Oscar voters continue to mark their ballots until this Wednesday, I wonder what goes into their thinking? Do they vote specifically for what they believe is the best achievement of last year, a surprising performance and accomplishment or is it a cumulative assessment of someone’s career? For all these reasons, and not just one, I’m going against the grain of what appears to be the general consensus and strongly suggest that Leonardo DiCaprio deserves the Oscar this year for The Wolf of Wall Street, even more than favorite Matthew McConaughey. This doesn’t in any way diminish McConaughey’s performance in Dallas Buyers Club. It was terrific, and the subject matter of the film made it that much more compelling. However, DiCaprio’s execution, in my view, was even more powerful, in particular as it was a totally different characterization and portrayal than we »
One of the downsides of living in a movie landmark with a half-mile long driveway is that obsessed fans who can’t get a satisfactory peek from the road will occasionally think nothing about rolling up to your front door. Jim Lutz and Alex Carrillo have lived in their 100-year old farmhouse in Manor, Texas, since 1977, raising five children, running a jewelry business, and occasionally lending their rustic home to a movie or television production. But the tourists who come knocking aren’t imposing on their hospitality because of Roadie, the 1980 movie starring Art Carney and Meat Loaf that filmed there. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Leonardo DiCaprio apologizes as he reaches for an e-cigarette; he’s spent a long day taking photos and doing interviews, and has been longing for a break. As he relaxes in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, he stops to admire the setting Los Angeles sun and offers a simple tribute: “Wow, that’s gorgeous.”
There is something cinematic about the handsome actor against the backdrop of the sunset, and something egalitarian about one of the biggest stars in the world being moved by a simple act of nature. Though he has specialized in larger-than-life characters in recent films like “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Great Gatsby,” DiCaprio comes off as remarkably down to earth.
“When I started acting, I didn’t think of it as a career,” DiCaprio, 39, says of his early start as a pre-teen appearing in commercials. “I always thought Hollywood was this magical »
- Jenelle Riley
We have a ridiculously fun clip for you from the upcoming biblical thriller Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage, but before we get to the goofy stuff, some background. You probably remember former teen heartthrob Kirk Cameron from his days as Mike Seaver on the sitcom Growing Pains. Well, Cameron grew up, became a devout evangelical Christian, and has been making movies about the big guy upstairs ever since. His post-Rapture series Left Behind is equal parts comedy gold and frightening fairy tale. And now, famous stunt double and Hollywood badass Vic Armstrong is directing a remake of Cameron’s movie (we forgive you, Vic), starring none other than Nicolas Cage. Coming Soon shared a 44-second preview of the film, and it’s amazing. The excerpt contains several epic quotables...
- Alison Nastasi
In a storyline focused on her character Laurie's cake shop, Philipps' 4-year-old daughter appears as a young customer -- a part the actress tells Zap2it was written with Birdie in mind.
"Well, she's been on set since she was about six months old, when we shot the pilot. She came almost every day for the first two years of the show, until she started preschool," Philipps says. "She's really used to being on set and being around everyone in the crew, but when they wrote that part, in the script, it said, 'A little girl enters the cake shop played by Birdie Silverstein.' [They] just thought it would be fun to have her in a scene."
"So I asked her if she wanted to do »
"The Dukes of Hazzard" premiered 35 years ago, Jan. 26, 1979 on CBS and for the next seven seasons, John Schneider and Tom Wopat were drivin' and slidin' into our hearts -- plus, Catherine Bach, rowr. To celebrate its illustrious anniversary, here are our 1980s TV theme songs (non-animated, because that's a whole other category).
3. "Perfect Strangers" -- This soaring number makes you feel like you can conquer the world right? Or at least leave your home in Mypos for the big city in America.
4. "Cheers" -- This is like comfort food in song form. They just don't make TV theme songs like they used to. »
“Certain experiences you can’t survive, and afterward, you don’t fully exist, even if you failed to die. Everything that happened…is still happening, only now it’s 20 years later, and what happened is just story.”—from the novel Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
“Strange is the night where black stars rise.” – from The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
True Detective is many things at once—an immersive character study, a gripping head-trippy murder mystery, a psychological profile of the anti-hero zeitgeist, a tour de force for Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. But simply and deeply, it is »
- Jeff Jensen
Jonah Hill will host Saturday Night Live for the third time, NBC announced today. He's slated to host on January 25, with musical guest Bastille. (As previously announced, Drake is doing double duty on January 18.) Hill previously hosted in 2008 and in 2012, and he did a perfectly fine job both times, but if anyone from Wolf of Wall Street should be in studio 8H, it's Leonardo DiCaprio. He has never hosted SNL! He should! It would be interesting to see Leonardo DiCaprio perform comedy that isn't Growing Pains. »
- Margaret Lyons
Full House may have wrapped more than 18 years ago, but its cast members continue to fuel nostalgia for the long-running ABC sitcom. This past summer, John Stamos's former costars gathered for his 50th birthday celebration, and Stamos and Lori Loughlin cozied up for an Instagram shot while seeing the current Broadway revival of Pippin. Meanwhile, back in May, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin shared a photo-op with TV dad Bob Saget at a benefit in Beverly Hills. So, it's not surprising that if a proper reunion were to happen, at least one star would be on board. "Everyone »
- Erin Clements
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