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Louisa Mellor Jul 1, 2016
Not every artist is happy to have their song featured in a particular TV show or film. Here are 17 times the rights were refused...
It's not only political campaigns that inspire musical artists to exercise the power of veto on the use of their songs. For reasons of finance, reputation, ego, taste and more, the following TV shows and films weren't able to secure the use of the recordings they originally sought...
This Express piece quotes an Empire Magazine interview with Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker in which she relates how the original plan was to have Frank Sinatra’s original recording of My Way play over the end credits of modern gangster classic Goodfellas instead of the Sid Vicious cover that was eventually used.
Mike Huckabee is still paying for his failed presidential campaign. The former candidate has been ordered to pay $25,000 for using the Survivor hit song “Eye of the Tiger” at a political event last year without the band’s permission, CNNMoney reported. Huckabee played the triumphant song — best known as the theme for “Rocky III” — at a rally he held for Kim Davis, the controversial Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Also Read: Led Zeppelin Trial: 5 Reasons Jimmy Page and Robert Plant Won The Republican hopeful — who suspended his campaign on Feb. 1 — agreed to »
- Debbie Emery
Don’t call it clutter — it’s “placed clutter,” jokes “Fresh Off the Boat” executive producer Nahnatchka Khan, about her well-stocked office on the first floor on the Fox lot. “It’s so stressful doing a TV show week after week, that I think that when you come in you just want to be reminded of things that are fun,” she says. So her workspace — which serves as the hub for the “Fresh Off the Boat” writers — offers many clever toys to keep her colleagues entertained. Yes, there’s an actual writer’s block — it’s just a block of wood labeled “writer’s block” — on her coffee table. “We’re here to have fun and make comedy, so we don’t take ourselves too seriously,” she says.
The tiger poster is a keepsake from the show’s first season, when Louis (Randall Park) played in the “Mystic Tiger” basketball league. »
- Debra Birnbaum
★★★★☆ The winner of this year's Un Certain Regard prize, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is Juho Kuosmanen's chronicle of a Finnish pugilist. A unique and beautiful boxing movie shot on 16mm in black and white, it's like Wild Strawberries meets Raging Bull - though the bull isn't so much raging as in love. Olli Mäki (Jarkko Lahti) is a humble baker, an affable and resourceful man who seems a million miles away from the ferocity and Eye of the Tiger attitude you'd normally associate with boxing. Indeed, we first see him escorting a girl, Raija (Oona Airola), to a wedding he's totally unprepared for.
- CineVue UK
RelatedLip Sync Battle Renewed for Season 3
The Vampire Diaries vet channeled the competition, dressing up as former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow for what can only be described as a lackluster performance of Omi’s “Cheerleader.”
Is there any doubt that Tebow was more deserving of the “prestigious” Lip Sync Battle belt? »
New hit TV-show Lip Sync Battle will feature Tim Tebow on Thursday channeling his inner Rocky Balboa through Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.” The football player will be competing against Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev, who recently announced that she would not be returning for the supernatural CW drama’s next season. Dobrev shows her support for her opponent in a Tebow […]
- Jenny C Lu
"The Vampire Diaries" alum Nina Dobrev is taking on football quarterback Tim Tebow in this week's "Lip Sync Battle" face-off, and it's promising to be quite a hot, sweaty match. So far, Spike TV has teased fans with two preview videos, one showing Tim channel his inner Rocky Balboa for Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," and another showing Nina channel her inner Marvin Gaye for "Let's Get It On."
Marvin was never this sexy, though, and Nina even works her charms up and down Tim's body, perhaps hoping she can distract him before his second battle. Tim really brings his A-game to his Rocky performance, and that video shows a glimpse of Nina in football gear, which gives us a hint to her second battle.
Here are the two previews:
And here are more teaser photos from Spike:
- Gina Carbone
Nina Dobrev is using some old-school soul - and sex appeal - to try to win Lip Sync Battle. The actress performs Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On" while competing against Tim Tebow on Thursday's episode, and a preview of the performance shows her shimmying up against the quarterback. via Giphy Tebow, 28, laughs as Dobrev, 27, grinds against his leg. (For one of his two songs, Tebow will pay homage to Rocky Balboa with Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger.") Video: Which Graceland Star Sings 'Thong Song' in the Shower? For the record, Dobrev is dating Public Morals star Austin Stowell, »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
Nina Dobrev is going to grind all over Tim Tebow during her “Lip Sync Battle” performance of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” on Thursday. The “Vampire Diaries” star is facing off against the former NFL quarterback, who will be lip syncing to Rocky Balboa’s theme song, “Eye of the Tiger.” In the preview of Dobrev’s performance, Chrissy Teigen seems to be feeling the song up in the sound booth, while Dobrev steps around seductively in her knee-high leather boots and matching leather jacket. See Video: Tim Tebow Beats Meat in 'Lip Sync Battle' Rendition of »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Tim Tebow can't sing. He can't even pretend to sing. But damn ... dude is jacked. Tim is a contender on Thursday's "Lip Sync Battle" -- and one of his songs is "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Right from the beginning, Tim abandons the faux vocal part of the show ... instead, spending most of his time flexing ... while Chrissy Teigen fawns over him from the DJ booth. "Magic Mike 3," anyone? Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Be it on a football field or in a broadcast booth, Tim Tebow is famous for punching above his weight, and his latest effort is testament to his trademark spunk. In a preview of Thursday night’s episode of “Lip Sync Battle,” the Heisman Trophy winner can be seen skipping rope, throwing jabs and beating meat while mouthing “Eye of the Tiger” before a rabid studio throng. Coming out in Rocky Balboa’s signature sweats, the Heisman Trophy winner dazzles co-host Chrissy Teigen with a flurry of rope jumps before delivering some half-hearted blows to an itinerant side of beef and then closing with some. »
- Jordan Burchette
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