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'And the Winner Isn't': Film Review

'And the Winner Isn't': Film Review
An ill-conceived effort to promote a "We Are the World"-style charity song leads to an even dicier film project in And the Winner Isn't, Nic Panic's documentary starring Geoffrey Moore, aging son of the late actor Roger Moore. An amateur songwriter who hopes to attract celebrities to appear in a video for his tune, Moore brings his daughter to Los Angeles and grows weirdly (which is not to say entertainingly) obsessed with earning an Oscar nomination for the ditty. The title is hardly a spoiler for this film, whose occasional small flashes of self-mockery will be little enticement at the...
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 American Music Awards

Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 American Music Awards
Anything can happen at the American Music Awards — from the star-studded collaboration of “We Are The World” in 1986 to Garth Brooks literally rejecting the award for artist of the year in 1996 — and this year is no exception.

The 45th edition of the AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. Et on ABC. But before the show starts, you need a run-down of what to expect on the big night.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Who’s Hosting?

The awards show will be a family affair, with Tracee Ellis Ross
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains Why He Tweeted That President Trump Will Go ‘Straight to Hell’ for Puerto Rico Response

Lin-Manuel Miranda Explains Why He Tweeted That President Trump Will Go ‘Straight to Hell’ for Puerto Rico Response
Lin-Manuel Miranda recently made headlines when he slammed Donald Trump for his lackluster response after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, declaring that the president will go “straight to hell.”

Now, the star says his out-of-character tweets came at a desperate time.

“I’ve never seen a sitting president attack the victims of a natural disaster before,” the 37-year-old said during a Friday appearance on Good Morning America. “That is without precedent, that is why my words were without precedent.”

The Twitter posts came after Trump sent out a string of messages condemning Puerto Rico officials for seeking federal
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The Cast of Plastics of Hollywood is More Than Disturbing

A new TV show is set to follow the most plastic people on the planet who have spent close to three million dollars on surgeries and procedures. Plastics of Hollywood will feature 12 human dolls including Ken Dolls Rodrigo Alves and Justin Jedlica, Jessica Rabbit imitator Pixee Fox, Kim Kardashian wannabe Jennifer Pamplona and alien lookalike Vinny Ohh. Talent manager and producer, Marcela Iglesias, from Los Angeles, California said: ‘We are the world’s first agency for the most modified human beings. ‘They are incredible characters who have had plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures or just have very extreme looks. From surgery

The Cast of Plastics of Hollywood is More Than Disturbing
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Lionel Richie Receives Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music

Lionel Richie Receives Honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music
He already has five Grammys, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and 16 American Music Awards — and now Lionel Richie has an honorary doctorate degree!

The legendary music icon was honored at Boston’s Agganis Arena on Saturday alongside Lucinda Williams, Todd Rundgren, Shin Joong Hyun, and Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

“For his contributions to contemporary culture, his humanitarian efforts, and the joy his music brings to so many, it is my pleasure to present Berklee’s honorary doctorate of music to Lionel Richie,” Berklee President Roger H. Brown said in his
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Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz Fete the Alliance for Children’s Rights at 25th Anniversary Dinner

Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz Fete the Alliance for Children’s Rights at 25th Anniversary Dinner
Fresh off the first season finale of their mega-hit series “This Is Us,” stars Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz were on hand to serve as the masters of ceremonies at the Alliance for Children’s Rights’ 25th anniversary dinner on Thursday evening at the Beverly Hilton.

The annual event celebrated the work of the free legal services org, which seeks to protect the rights of abused and neglected children, and raised $1.5 million toward the Alliance’s efforts. Outgoing Alliance president and CEO Janis Spire was honored as the 2017 national champion for children and Austin Beutner received the Francis M. Wheat Community Service Award for his work as chairman and founder of Vision to Learn, a non-profit that provides free eyeglasses to children in need.

Moore and Metz kicked things off by discussing some of the parallels between the themes explored on their NBC show and the Alliance’s work.

“The plot of our show is actually drawn
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Stephen Colbert Tries – and Fails – to Assemble All-Star Tribute to Sweden (Video)

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Stephen Colbert Tries – and Fails – to Assemble All-Star Tribute to Sweden (Video)
You can’t force the next “We Are the World” — especially if no atrocity actually occurred. That’s a lesson Stephen Colbert learned Monday, when the surging “Late Show” host attempted to assemble an all-star tribute to Sweden. Unfortunately, since no terrorist attack actually happened on Friday in Mother Svea — regardless of what our Potus might tell you — everyone declined. Some were more polite than others. That shredded call sheet aspired to include Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce, among other top singers. Taylor Swift even faked kidney failure to get out of it, writers for the CBS show quipped. Also Read: John.
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Al Jarreau, Iconic Jazz Singer, Dies at 76

Al Jarreau, Iconic Jazz Singer, Dies at 76
Jazz legend Al Jarreau, who won seven GRAMMYs over a 50-year career, has died according to his representatives. He was 76.

His biggest single was 1981’s “We’re in This Love Together.” Jarreau was a vocalist on the all-star 1985 track, “We Are the World,” and sang the theme to TV’s Moonlighting.

Photos: Stars We've Lost

According to a statement posted on the singer’s official website, Jarreau died in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The news comes just days after Jarreau announced he was going to retire after being hospitalized for exhaustion in L.A.

It had been posted earlier this week on his Twitter account that he was feeling weak and breathless.

More: Merle Haggard's Son Reveals Country Legend Predicted He Would Die on His Birthday

In 2015, Jarreau gave a master class to young master class to students from three Philadelphia-area performing arts schools, reports CBS Philly.

“The important thing is that they keep the music
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Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe Team Up with Old Navy for Polar Bear Towel: It’s ‘Important Right Now to Be Giving Back’

Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe Team Up with Old Navy for Polar Bear Towel: It’s ‘Important Right Now to Be Giving Back’
Nicole Richie and Rachel Zoe obviously have fashion in common, but there’s something else that these two designers share a love for: philanthropy.

“I think my dad wrote ‘We Are The World’ when I was 3, so it’s something that was just a part of my growing up,” Richie, 35, told People at the Baby2Baby Holiday Party presented by Old Navy at Montage Beverly Hills about how being charitable was instilled in her at a young age.

“It’s always important, but it’s especially important right now to be giving back and just putting a smile on these
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Election 2016: Joss Whedon and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Taught Us How and Why Comedy Can Fail to Inspire

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Election 2016: Joss Whedon and ‘Saturday Night Live’ Taught Us How and Why Comedy Can Fail to Inspire
This fall, Joss Whedon spent $508,374 of his own money to keep Donald Trump from becoming President of the United States.

At least, that’s how much money Whedon put into his political action committee Save the Day, per public Fec filings compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group that publishes financial information on PACs and super PACs. According to reports, the brand new super Pac, founded a few months ago, had exactly one donor over the last three months:

The Save the Date Super Pac’s funds were devoted to producing “digital advertisement productions” — Aka YouTube videos, which culminated in approximately 18,000 channel subscribers and 11.5 million views across 20 shorts over the last few months. The themes of these videos varied, as did the styles, but Whedon was able to recruit an impressive array of famous faces to appear in them, with one overarching theme taking priority: please vote,
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Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott and More Sing ‘Holy Sh*t (You’ve Got to Vote)’ in Funny or Die Video

Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott and More Sing ‘Holy Sh*t (You’ve Got to Vote)’ in Funny or Die Video
Election Day is just days away and it’s making celebrities like Rachel Bloom, Elizabeth Banks and Adam Scott unite to sing out in support for Hillary Clinton.

In an attempt to inspire others to vote for the Democratic nominee, the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” creator and star shared a hilarious anti-Trump music video titled “Holy Sh*t (You’ve Got To Vote).” Co-written by Bloom, Zach Reino and Jack Dolgen, the Funny or Die clip features a slew of celebrities including Moby, Mayim Bialik, Jaime Camil, Adam Pally, Melissa Rauch, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Paul Scheer and so many more.

“Holy Sh*t” begins with Bloom at the piano, singing about how “an orange talking Std” has driven her to the recording studio.

The track is very “We are the World” and includes lyrics like, “And it really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know / When your rocket’s f**cking racist,
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Rachel Bloom Leads Star-Studded, Nsfw 'You've Got to Vote' Music Video

Rachel Bloom Leads Star-Studded, Nsfw 'You've Got to Vote' Music Video
Crazy Ex-Gilrfriend has got a crazy Rolodex, as evidenced by the Rachel Bloom-led, star-studded and expletive-filled, “Holy Sh*T (You’ve Got to Vote)” music video.

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Passionately and at times profanely urging people to vote in the presidential election (on Tuesday, Nov. 8!), the FunnyOrDie video features The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bailik and Melissa Rauch, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jason George, Jane the Virgin‘s Jaime Camil, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glee grads Jane Lynch and Naya Rivera, Parks and Rec alum Adam Scott,
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Newswire: R.I.P. comedian Kevin Meaney

Comedian Kevin Meaney has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he was found unresponsive in his home on Friday.

Working the stand-up circuit for 36 years, Meaney began his career in Boston and San Francisco in the 1980s. Taking the stage in loud blazers and bow ties, he made a signature bit from a chirpy, chiding impression of his mother, which punctuated personal anecdotes about tight pants and his childhood resemblance to Wayne Newton. Interruption was a big component of Meaney’s routine—as seen in this Tonight Show clip, where the personal material is abruptly and unexpectedly derailed by a vocalist-by-vocalist lip-sync of “We Are The World.” Music was another major part of Meaney’s performances: Before he went on to appear in the stage version of Hairspray, he’d cap his sets with an a cappella showstopper expressing his indifference to bombing onstage.

Beyond stand-up, Meaney starred in ...
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Miley Cyrus -- Moonman Trophy for Sale! Homeless Date Needs Cash (Photos)

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The homeless guy Miley Cyrus took to the VMAs is finally cashing in on his big night with the singer ... by hawking her Moonman. Jesse Helt is auctioning the trophy on eBay-- the bidding starts at $10k, but there's a "Buy It Now" option for $15k. Helt got his 15 minutes back in 2014 when he accepted Cyrus' Video of the Year award with a tearjerker speech about homelessness. People connected to Jesse tell us he's been
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Will.i.am, Snoop Dogg -- The Time Is Right ... We're Bringing Back 'The Love'

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Will.i.am put together a "We Are the World" type project involving Snoop Dogg, and it's a direct response to the national crisis over police shootings and police brutality. The song is a remix of the Black Eyed Peas' huge 2003 hit, "Where Is the Love?"  Sources connected to the project tell us Will decided this was the perfect time because of what's happened in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, Dallas and other cities across the country.
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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre
Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love," and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida. Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Fran Drescher,
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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre

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Broadway Stars to Unite to Record 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' to Raise Money for Lgbt Community in Wake of Orlando Massacre
Broadway's biggest stars are rallying together to support the Lgbt community in wake of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. A slew of theater and Hollywood stars - dubbed Broadway for Orlando - will record a cover of Jackie DeShannon's 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love"; People and Playbill will exclusively release the music video of the A-list chorus; and the track will be available for download on Monday. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the song - available to preorder for $1.99 on BroadwayRecords.com - will go to benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida.
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The Guardians of the Galaxy confront Thor and Angela in clip from ‘We are the World Tree’

Disney Xd has released a clip from Sunday’s episode of Guardians of the Galaxy, which sees the team making an unexpected visit to Asgard, where they find themselves confronted by Thor and Angela. Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel…

Big Heroes! Big Villains! And Bigger Adventures this week, Share Your Universe with a brand new episode of Marvel’S Guardians Of The Galaxy this Sunday at 8:00am/7:00c on Disney Xd.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – “We are the World Tree”

Back on the trail of the Cosmic Seed, the Guardians unexpectedly find themselves in Asgard – where they must outwit Thor and Angela in order to discover the Seed’s origins in the all-new Marvel’S Guardians Of The Galaxy airing Sunday, March 27 at 8:00am/7:00c on Disney Xd.
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TV Review: ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’

TV Review: ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’
CBS has so exhausted the supply of serial killers in the U.S. that the network has perhaps inevitably gotten into the import-export business. Enter “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” the second spinoff (following the short-lived “Suspect Behavior”) of that franchise, which opens with a voice-over that says 68 million Americans (a relatively small percentage, when you think about it) travel abroad, while offering that subset, as well as those who stay home, even more reason to be xenophobic and fearful.

Granted, it’s hard to completely fault CBS’ reasoning, given the success the network has enjoyed with back-to-back versions of “NCIS” on Tuesdays. And just to make the connection even easier to digest for the network’s traditional viewers, Gary Sinise, who headed up the New York version of “CSI,” plays Jack Garrett, the boss of the FBI’s International Response Team (or “Irt,” one supposes), which leaps into action whenever
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