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On September 6, 1968, Eric Clapton joined The Beatles for a day. It was for the recording of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The George Harrison-penned song now famously features lead guitar by Clapton, though he wasn’t officially credited on The White Album where the song appeared. The Beatles had made a couple attempts to record “Guitar Gently Weeps” earlier that year, in July and also an electric version on September 5. None of those arrangements were quite coming together. “They weren’t taking it seriously,” Harrison later said of his bandmates. There was already a great deal of of conflict among the group by this point. The next day, Harrison was giving Clapton a ride from Surrey to London, and he asked Clapton to play on the track. Clapton at first balked at the idea, saying “Nobody [else] ever plays on the Beatles’ records.” But he eventually agreed to join the »
- Emily Rome
Also joining the CBS medical drama’s rejiggered Season 2: Flesh and Bone star Emily Tyra and One Life to Live alum Nafessa Williams. The trio will fill help fill the void left by departing series regulars Bonnie Somerville (Christa) and Raza Jaffrey (Neal).
The 20-year-old Gray-Cabey, who reprised his Heroes role of Micah Sanders in last season’s NBC revival, will portray Elliot Han, »
The instant backlash surrounding Code Black‘s Season 2 cast overhaul prompted the show’s creator to make the Twitter rounds on Saturday.
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In an impromptu Q&A with fans, many of whom were fuming over news that Bonnie Somerville (Christa) and Raza Jaffrey (Neal) had been let go, exec producer Michael Seitzman conceded that losing both actors “sucks for sure,” before adding, “But I’m still excited about the new characters we haven’t talked about yet!”
Seitzman went on to write, “No »
At least seven people are dead in a shooting in rural Piketon, Ohio, that took place at multiple scenes after 8 a.m. Friday morning, according to multiple reports. Nobody has been arrested, Kate Hanson, Public Information Officer with the Ohio Attorney General's Office, which runs the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation, tells People. Hanson confirms there were multiple crime scenes, and adds, "We are not aware of an active shooter situation." Hanson adds, "We have not been able to confirm the number of people, nor the manner of death, but we are sending more than a dozen agents to assist »
- Steve Helling and Greg Hanlon
The late David Bowie brought something down to earth (literally, in one case) to his film acting roles. We look at his film acting roles.
Editor's note: we don't like to run material to generate clicks off the death of someone. We did, however, want to talk about the wonderful film and TV work that the late, great David Bowie has left behind. Hence, we've thus held this piece back to now. If it still feels too soon, then do give it a miss.
David Bowie's state of existence at the time of performing influenced his musical ‘personas’ enormously. Though such characters as Diamond Dogs’ Halloween Jack or Ashes To Ashes’ Pierrot seem superficially too outré and theatrical to be based in anything real, retrospectively we can see a private life exposed: Bowie’s exposure to fame and feelings of being an outsider informed the Ziggy »
5 items from 2016
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