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"The Voice" results are in and Justin Rivers, Karina Iglesias, Cathia and Caroline Glaser are going home.
It was the first live elimination ceremony for "The Voice" Season 4 and coaches Blake Shelton, Shakira, Usher and Adam Levine each had to choose one of their team members to be eliminated. "The Voice" results revealed which two contestants America saved from each team and then the coaches had to choose between the remaining two.
But before "The Voice" results were revealed, there was a strange moment. Host Carson Daly admitted that there were some issues with the online and text votes this week. The CEO of Telescope, the company that handles the voting for "The Voice" and many other reality competition shows, joined Carson on stage and said that because of the inconsistencies in online and texting, the votes cast via those methods were not counted for any contestant. "Telescope certifies that »
- Jaimie Etkin
And then there were 12! In the first live elimination of season four, each coach had to send home one of their singers. Who did they chose? And which elimination really shocked us?
Top 16 Narrowed Down To Top 12
After two nights of amazing live shows, it was in America’s hands to decide who stayed and who went. Well, sort of.
America’s votes save two singers per team, leaving two in the bottom half. Out of the two, their coach chooses who should move on and who should be sent home.
On Team Blake, Holly Tucker received the most votes, followed by Danielle Bradbury, leaving The Swon Brothers and Justin Rivers in the bottom two. Blake struggled to decide, and ended up saving the Swon Brothers.
Team Shakira was up next, »
- Emily Longeretta
Alison Moyet despairs of "lazy comparisons" that put her side by side with Adele - "purely for the fact that we were two fat girls singing torch songs. It always happens."
The former Yazoo singer, whose album 'the minutes' has been released to huge plaudits this week, presents her evidence with the language she hears on TV talent shows...
Alison Moyet is back, and happier with her sound than ever
"If you watch 'X Factor', every time a fat girl came on, it was 'the next Alison Moyet'," she explains. "Now it's 'the next Adele'. It doesn't hurt me, but I think it's like categorising two gay actors together, or ginger-haired men... it's just silly categorising.
"I do get that we're both stationary performers, but there'll be a talented man, with an electronic background, who has much more in common with me, musically. Or even Pj Harvey »
- Caroline Frost
Cee Lo Green is going home again. Well, for one night only.
An original coach during the first three seasons, Green will be stopping "The Voice" during the first week of Season 4's live shows for a performance on the Wednesday, May 8 results show.
Having just finished his stint performing in "Loberace" at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Green will perform his new single "Only You" off his upcoming new solo album "Girl Power," due for a late 2013 release.
He'll be joined by music legend Rod Stewart, who will be performing a new song from his upcoming album, due out May 7 -- his first album of new material in almost 20 years.
The following week's results show (Tuesday, May 14) will see some familiar faces, as well, with Season 4 guest mentors Hillary Scott and Pharrell Williams will be stopping by to perform. Scott is set to perform "Goodbye »
Ask any desk jockey or cubicle dweller you know, and they’re likely to tell you that their workplace is, if not Hell incarnate, then a pretty good preview of it. In Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, the new show airing on Adult Swim (Thursdays at midnight Est), the workplace is literally Hell itself. The show centers around Gary (Henry Zebrowski), a low-level demon trying to work his way up the worst corporate ladder imaginable. The show is a hybrid of comedy and horror (think The Office meets Dante’s Inferno by way of Sam Raimi), which is always a difficult proposition to pull off successfully. An integral part of the show’s efforts is set designer/makeup effects guru Shane Morton, an Atlanta-based artist who’s a big part of the Southern city’s thriving horror scene. In addition to his work with Adult Swim, Morton stays »
- Blu Gilliand
The Soviet Union was the number one enemy of the United States, but while watching The Americans it's easy to forget that. Even though the Jennings are undercover Kgb spies and were taught to fight against America, it's often difficult to hate them. They are individuals, a couple, and parents raising two American children that are also capable of friendship and love.
"Covert War" was on the face about the escalation of the violence between America and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, but really it was about the personal cost that affected those on both sides of the war. No one was safe from suffering the emotional strain of their job, regardless of if they were American, Soviet, or living a life in-between.
The Americans isn't a big picture, epic look at the Cold War or what it is like to be a spy. Instead, it succeeds because »
- email@example.com (Carla Day)
You could take many approaches to telling the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. With 42, Warner Bros. and writer/director Brian Helgeland (A Knight's Tale) went for earnest over something that would have likely had critics chanting "Oscar bait!" This doesn't make the film any less appealing or diminish its overall quality, it simply gives it what you'd typically expect from a made-for-tv movie, but the execution and performances rise above such comparisons making it a well worthwhile watch and one that caused a lump to form in my throat for most of its duration. From the moment I first saw a glimpse of what 42 had to offer I knew there was very little this film could do to get it "wrong". The story is too good and baseball translates to the big screen better than any sport there is, offering so many moments of humanity, »
- Brad Brevet
“I don’t see a whole lot of future in my sleep tonight.” Stan Beeman says that to Phillip Jennings in “Only You,” my second favorite episode of The Americans after “Gregory.” And as it happens, “Only You” feels like a sequel, or at least a bookend, to “Gregory,” killing off one of the show’s most memorable characters, Derek Luke’s Gregory — the American-born ally of the Kgb and Elizabeth Jennings’ sometime-lover — in a lyrically violent set piece preceded by an emotionally wrenching buildup. Stan delivers that line while sitting in the recently separated Phillip’s hotel room, and although it plays in the scene like an amusing, accidental inversion of what he probably meant to say (“I don’t see a whole lot of sleep in my future tonight”), it comes to seem like foreshadowing near the end, when Gregory goes out in a hail of bullets in a suicide-by-cop. »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
Directed by Adam Arkin
Written by Bradford Winters
Airs Wednesday nights at 10pm Et on FX
In a surprising move, The Americans shows us its hand halfway through ‘Only You’, an episode focused solely around the FBI’s hunt for Chris Amador’s murderer. In a scene near the episode’s midpoint Phillip and Elizabeth – now living in separate quarters – go to meet Granny, who tells them that it’s time to move Gregory out of the country. He’ll be rewarded she tells them, but she wonders if he’ll be able to adjust to life in the Soviet Union. Elizabeth thinks so – Phillip isn’t so convinced, which leads Granny to subtly suggest that if Gregory should decide not to go, there’s always another option to tie up the loose end.
From that moment on, ‘Only You’ makes it clear that Gregory will die. »
In the aftermath of Amador's death, the FBI's investigation went into high gear with the Kgb still considered the top suspect. After a short eulogy in the office, Agent Gaad sent his team out to find those responsible for killing his man.
As much as The Americans is about the spy game during the Cold War, it's not about the nuts and bolts of that life, instead it's about the human cost. "Only You" showed the investigation into Amador's death and how the culprit was both staged and caught, but that was just the framework of the story.
Amador's death was brought about by his inability to keep his jealousy in check. It had nothing to do with him being an FBI agent or that Philip was a Kgb officer. Though, their jobs did end up altering the scope of his death. If Philip wasn't Kgb officer, then the attack »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Carla Day)
From its inception, The Americans has been a show about spies creating lives and facades in an effort to throw down a regime that they’ve been taught to need to destroy since they were youngsters. But, it also raises another idea in its midst, an idea amongst many, many others – people who aren’t raised in this life but are still nevertheless devoted to the cause or at the very least helping to build the cause, to give it weight and vitality. ‘Only You’ revolves around many of the events in the last few episode, really the whole season and brings Gregory back into the fold and provides closure, at least for now to things involving Amador’s death and Gregory’s involvement with the cause. It’s also a tense, dramatic hour of television.
- Nathan Smith
A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I can find a travel agent staying in a motel under his own name... "But in a war, blood gets spilled. That's how it goes." -Agent Gaad The casualties of that war continue to mount in "Only You," in which Derek Luke's Gregory opts for commit suicide-by-cop over the culture shock of moving to Moscow. It's a memorable farewell (scored to Roberta Flack's "To Love Somebody," one of the show's better, less obvious musical cues), and one that speaks on some level to Philip's earlier interest in defecting. If »
- Alan Sepinwall
Cher knows a bit about strong women making their way in the world.This knowledge helped her she picked movies for TCM's "A Woman's World: The Defining Era of Women on Film" starting Friday (April 5).
"They wanted to show women from several different lights in the war years, and wanted to show how integral women were as nurses in the war, as women in the war, in the workforce, staying home, to show how women were able to cope with the war, and how we could not have won without them even though they did not get accolades, and were told to leave the minute the men came home," Cher tells Zap2it. "The war freed them -- they were mothers and wives that was their role."
Did you miss the end of this Wednesday’s deadly The Americans?
FX has made the episode available on its website following a listings error that caused many viewers’ DVRs to cut it off with seven minutes still to go. (It ran from 10 to 11:07 pm.)
“Safe House,” the installment in question, will be available online at FXNetworks.com until May 15.
Meanwhile, some advance warning: Next Wednesday’s episode, “Only You,” will end at 11:03 pm.
“The error is regrettable and I apologize to all the loyal fans of »
- Vlada Gelman
It had to happen. Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, the former reportedly about to be replaced as Tonight show host by the latter, have come to blows. Blowing out their lungs in song, that is. In a terrific and remarkably good-natured spoof that is getting high-profile play - not bad for anybody's ratings - Fallon's Late Night show opened on Monday night with his getting a call from Leno, who had just wrapped up his Tonight show. "Hey, kid. How you holding up?" Leno, in L.A., asks Fallon, whose desk in his New York office is strewn with newspapers reporting the NBC late-night-host succession. »
- Stephen M. Silverman
With rumors swirling about the future of "The Tonight Show," the two men competing for the host job, Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno, made a joint appearance on Monday's episode of "Late Night" to poke fun at the reports.
The two men sang a parody of "Tonight" from the musical "West Side Story," with lyrics updated to reflect the current rumors. In the sketch, which is presented as a seamless transition between the two programs, Leno is depicted as being hounded by reporters at his Burbank studio. He then gives Fallon a call in New York so they can both commiserate about the press attention.
They then launch into deep baritones and sing a dramatic adaptation of "Tonight," mocking the 1961 musical.
NBC has not confirmed anything regarding a "Tonight Show" transition, but many speculate that the network will not extend Leno's contract beyond 2014 and will install Fallon as the next host of the 11:35 institution, »
- The Huffington Post
Right at 12:36 A.M., the transition point from the Tonight Show to Late Night, NBC showed Jay Leno walking off stage into a throng of reporters, while Jimmy Fallon was getting ready in his 30 Rock studio, next to a stack of newspapers, all screaming out rumors of the Tonight Show's replacement. Jimmy had assumed the staring-pensively-out-the-window position when Jay surprised him with a phone call — "Hey kid, how you holding up?"— and they both unleashed their emotional baritones into a rendition of West Side Story's "Tonight, Tonight." Here's a look at the lyrics:Fallon: Only you, every night you throw to me, Jay Leno. In the news, all they do is say 'I'm replacing you.' They think I can woo the demo. Leno: So the network says, 'Here's an idea. Pack your bags, take a hike, NBC-ya.' Fallon: Tonight, tonight, who's gonna host Tonight? Is it gonna »
- Caroline Shin
Directed by: Harmony Korine
Written by: Harmony Korine
So, yeah, Harmony Korine.
Love him or hate him, Korine is one of those filmmakers everyone has an opinion about. Is he a visionary genius? An overrated hack? Whatever he is, one thing is certain: His movies arouse such polarizing opinions because they are typically pretty odd. And his latest flick, Spring Breakers, might just be the oddest so far due to the fact that it's so, well, normal.
The former cinematic brat is now a 40-year-old man, and much like his mentor, Larry Clark, he's still turning out flicks about troubled young people. But the kids of Spring Breakers have much more ordinary problems than the characters who populated Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy. In fact, Spring Breakers is likely the most conventional project he's been involved in since he wrote Clark's Kids, »
I almost used the headline “Burning Down the House” for this recap, but I decided to put that one in my back pocket until later. Later meaning when we get the full story about how Jeanette burns down Ted’s apartment.
We only got a small peek at the moment on last night’s episode (in the classic, “this happens later” How I Met Your Mother way), but one thing is pretty clear: This fire won’t be an accident. Yes, after seeing Jeanette in all her crazy glory tonight (talking to Marilyn Monroe’s cat via séance? Okay…), I »
- Sandra Gonzalez
The 55th Grammy Awards have arrived, and music's biggest night promises a ton of trophies, and hopefully some great live performances by today's hottest acts. Who has the best record of 2012? How about the year's best new artist? Stick with Zap2it throughout the night, as we continue updating the list of this year's winners!
All of the award categories are below, with the winners in bold.
Record of the Year"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson"We Are Young" by Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
Song of the Year »
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