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Watch an exclusive clip from Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge featuring Cameron Crowe

To celebrate the iTunes release of the six-part series documentary series Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge, we’ve got an exclusive clip featuring filmmaker and former contributing editor on Rolling Stone, Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous). Check it out here…

Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge chronicles the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture through the story of the magazine that understood rock ‘n’ roll was more than music — it was a cultural force that re-shaped America. Drawing on previously unheard recordings provided by some of Rolling Stone’s greatest writers, as well as original interviews, rare photos and footage, the series is an inside look at how Rolling Stone helped shape the zeitgeist and has endured for a half-century.

Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge is narrated by Jeff Daniels and directed by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney (HBO’s Taxi to the Dark Side and
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Spotlight: Angélique Kidjo's Charity Work

Kidjo is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, and on the Board of Directors of the Batonga Foundation.

Angelique performed at a Unicef benefit concert for the Bob Marley Youth Development Centre. She also performed at the Africa Unite concert in Addis Ababa and Live Earth in Johannesburg.

In 2007, she covered John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” for the CD Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.

Charities & foundations supported

Angélique Kidjo has supported the following charities:

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TV adaptation of The Fifth Beatle graphic novel in development

Bravo Media is developing a limited series adaptation of Vivek J. Tiwary’s critically acclaimed Dark Horse Comics graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story.

As per Deadline, The Fifth Beatle “recounts the true story of Brian Epstein, a brilliant yet often tormented dreamer who discovered the band in the Cavern Club in Liverpool, then nurtured, protected and guided them to unprecedented worldwide success. As a gay Jewish man living in 1960s England where homosexuality was a felony, Epstein was a double outsider who struggled to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. He was instrumental in the Fab Four’s rise to fame and saw their potential when no one else did. Yet behind the music, Epstein suffered from loneliness and his crushing desires to be one of the boys and belong. Epstein grew to become not only the engineer of Beatlemania, but also a key architect of the cultural
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Bravo Developing Limited Series Biopic on Beatles Manager Brian Epstein

The Liverpudlian who put the Beatles in suits, landed them a record deal with Parlophone, and brought to them to “The Ed Sullivan Show” is getting the biopic treatment from Bravo.

Bravo is developing a limited series based on the life of Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager who helped steer them to “the toppermost of the poppermost” from the early 1960s until his death of a drug overdose in August 1967 at the age of 32.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions and Sonar Entertainment, the project is based on “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story,” the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel
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'The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story' in the Works as Bravo TV Series

Bravo is making another big swing in the scripted space.

A month after picking up hot podcast Dirty John with a two-season order, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network is teaming with Vivek J. Tiwary to adapt his graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story as a limited scripted series.

The drama, which is in development, explores the personal life of the band's visionary manager who helped launch the Fab Four to international stardom.

The potential series includes Tiwary's access to the John Lennon-Paul McCartney song catalog, marking the first Beatles-related biopic to secure those rights. Tiwary will pen the...
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Couple Poses as Iconic Movie Duos in Fun Engagement Photo Shoot: 'We're Huge Nerds!'

New York-based actors Jackie Nguyen and Nate Huntley have spent years channeling different characters. So, when it came time for their engagement photo shoot, the pair knew they had to go all out.

“When we were planning out our engagement photos, Jackie was like, ‘I don’t wanna do the normal engagement shoot where we’re standing hand-in-hand, like the Nicholas Sparks, almost-kissing look,’ ” Huntley, 26, tells People.

“Instead, she had this idea that we would take those kinds of photos, but dressed up as … like Thor and Harry Potter. But then it kind of evolved into, like, ‘who else should we be?
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Dox Box, Afac launch Arab Doc Convention

March meeting for documentary professionals launches in Leipzig in March.

A new meeting aimed at documentary professionals from Europe and the Arab world will launch in Leipzig this March.

Bannered the arab.european Doc Convention (aDC), the new event is a joint venture between Dox Box, the Berlin-based body aimed at fostering Arab documentaries, and Beirut-based Arab culture fund Afac.

Dok Leipzig, Idfa Bertha Fund and the Sundance Documentary program are also partners on the initiative. Dox Box founders Diana El Jeiroudi and Marion Schmidt are spear-heading the meeting.

“The aim of aDC is to gather leading documentary professionals and decision-makers from both the Arab region and Europe, to create a platform for dialogue, collaboration and resistance, designed to inspire creativity, foster connectivity and ignite change,” they said in a statement.

The first edition of the Documentary Convention will take place in Leipzig from April 12-14 in Leipzig at the Mediencampus Villa Ida.
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Social Media Reacts to 'Powerful' 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: 'Holy Crap!'

Social Media Reacts to 'Powerful' 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: 'Holy Crap!'
South Korea opened the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday night (Friday morning here in the states) with a bevy of lights and stunning moments in a display that set the internet ablaze.

In frigid temperatures and under the watch of spectators around the world, the opening ceremony began at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium in the mountains of Pyeongchang County. From an applause-inducing drum performance to the highlyanticipated return of Tonga’s shirtless Pita Taufatofua, the Twittersphere was completely enraptured by South Korea’s Olympic opening.

“That was an awesome opening ceremony #Rise #OpeningCeremony,” one person tweeted as the ceremony concluded.
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Warm-Hearted Opening Ceremony for South Korea’s Winter Olympic Games

Warm-Hearted Opening Ceremony for South Korea’s Winter Olympic Games
Earmuffs, extra thick anoraks, and a stadium where Led lighting appeared to have replaced the spectators were the order of the day at the opening ceremony of the Xxii Olympic Winter Games, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday against a backdrop of political and strategic maneuvering between the divided north and south.

National athletes paraded in around a center circle and a ring of energetic dancers, while in the hills nearby there were volleys of fireworks and torch-bearing skiers.

The Pyeongchang Games are already providing a snowy backdrop to something of a thaw in relations between North and South Korea, two nations still technically at war. Earlier in the day, South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands and briefly chatted with North Korea’s figurehead leader, Kim Yong-nam. Then, at one point during the opening ceremony, Moon, Kim Yong-nam and Kim Jo-yong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, were clustered
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Welcome to Pyeongchang! South Korea Braves the Cold with a Fun, Cultural Opening Ceremony

In frigid temperatures and under the watch of spectators around the world, South Korea opened the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday night — or Friday morning here in the U.S. — with a joyous ceremony centered on peace.

The colorful, culture-filled ceremony featured a group of young kids who appeared to embark on a journey through South Korea’s rugged mountains with Pyeongchang’s official Olympic mascot, Soohorang, a white tiger. Soon, the children encountered several other creatures, and a group of drummers stunned the crowd as they played along with a group of surrounding performers.

The crowd roared as the drummers performed and,
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Look Back at the Most Dramatic Moments from Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies Past

Look Back at the Most Dramatic Moments from Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies Past
As the world’s attention turns to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony — airing Friday morning stateside — take a look back at the most dramatic and emotional moments of opening ceremonies past.

2014 Sochi

The most expensive Olympics to date ($51 billion) got underway with a spectacular opening ceremony that included dizzying light displays, locomotives, five sailing ships, a giant dancing bear, tributes to Russian arts and literature, and an inflatable replica of St. Basil’s cathedral.

Controversy began long before the Games, however, as Vladimir Putin’s regime was accused of civil rights violations, including anti-lgbtq measures that made it a
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Pacific Rim 2 Book Prepares Fans for the Ultimate Uprising

This March, the Kaiju and Jaegers are taking over the big screen once again in Legendary Entertainment's Pacific Rim Uprising, the follow up to the 2013 monster hit Pacific Rim. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Jake Pentecost, who inspires a new generation to become the biggest heroes to ever walk the earth. The epic adventure also stars Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.

The Art and Making of Pacific Rim Uprising showcases the incredible concept art for the film and is filled with a wealth of behind-the-scenes insights and imagery. Bringing a whole new generation of recruits, Jaegers, and Kaiju to the screen required the creation of hugely imaginative designs, as well as the casting of a remarkable group of young actors for a groundbreaking international shoot. This deluxe
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Here's Why Prince Fans Are Pissed at Justin Timberlake

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[[tmz:video id="0_fl0p9pqe"]] Forget the hologram drama, Prince fans are still Very upset over Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl halftime performance ... and it all stems from an interview the Purple One did in 1998. At the time, Prince sat down with Guitar World Magazine and was asked about the trend of live musicians using technology to duet with someone who had passed away ... think Natalie Cole's version of "Unforgettable" she did with her dad. Here's what Prince said
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Two Chuck Berry movies are in the works

Tony Sokol Feb 1, 2018

As a Chuck Berry documentary begins photography, dramatised biopic rights have been nabbed too...

“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry,” John Lennon said before ripping into duet version of “Memphis” with the duck-walking guitar icon. The late architect of the merge of upbeat blues and country rhythms was honoured at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday January 28th, and on the 29th UK-based Cardinal Releasing announced it started photography on an all-access documentary with the working title Chuck. The company also secured the rights with the Estate of Chuck Berry, and widow Thelmetta Berry, to produce a dramatised feature biopic. Pre-production starts this summer.

The full-access feature-length documentary on the rock and roll legend will be directed by Jon Brewer, who helmed the documentaries B.B. King: The Life of Riley, Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark,
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Steven Tyler Rocks Star-Studded Janie's Fund Gala And Grammy Viewing Party

During the weekend, iconic singer, songwriter, humanitarian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Grammy Award winner Steven Tyler, and Live Nation celebrated the inaugural Janie's Fund Gala with an exclusive live viewing of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards telecast, elegant dinner, and unforgettable night of performances at the historic Red Studios Hollywood.

Steven Tyler Performs At Inaugural Janie's Fund Gala and Grammy Viewing Party

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The inaugural event raised over $2.4 million dollars for Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with the national family services nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls across America who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler first gave voice to this cause with his hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” and his establishment of the fund ensures that these vulnerable girls will have an enduring voice for years to come.
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Legendary Artists Chuck Berry & Fats Domino Remembered in Touching Grammy Awards Musical Tribute

Legendary Artists Chuck Berry & Fats Domino Remembered in Touching Grammy Awards Musical Tribute
The 2018 Grammy Awards remembered the legendary Chuck Berry and Fats Domino during Sunday night’s live broadcast.

Berry died of natural causes at the age of 90 on March 18, 2017. Domino, who is best known as one of the fathers of rock and roll, died in October and was known as a pioneer in the genre. He was 89.

Jon Batiste, Gary Clark Jr. and Joe Saylor sang Berry’s “Maybelline” and Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame” in remembrance of the two artists.

With a litany of hit singles such as “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” “Johnny B. Goode,
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Listen to Marilyn Manson Cover Lost Boys Song Cry Little Sister

Listen to Marilyn Manson Cover Lost Boys Song Cry Little Sister
Fans of Marilyn Manson know he has a penchant for creating daring cover songs that push the envelope in new ways, and the artist has just done it again. While touring in support of his new record "Heaven Upside Down," Marilyn Manson added yet another cover song to his repertoire, which horror movie fans will certainly enjoy. A recording of a concert from earlier this month revealed that Marilyn Manson covered Gerard McMahon's "Cry Little Sister," the theme song from the 1987 horror classic The Lost Boys.

Marilyn Manson unveiled this new cover song on his tour stop earlier this month at The Van Buren venue in Phoenix, Arizona. This song does not appear on the "Heaven Upside Down" album, his 10th studio album, and if you're a fan of the original track, you can tell that the artist is quite faithful, while putting his own unique spin on it.
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Joaquin Phoenix Transforms Into the Late John Callahan in Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

Is it just us or is Joaquin Phoenix in everything lately? In the first look at Amazon Studios's Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot, the actor portrays late cartoonist John Callahan, who became a quadriplegic at the age of 21 as the result of a car accident. Not only does the sneak peek, which is brilliantly set to John Lennon's "Isolation," feature appearances from Jonah Hill, Jack Black, and Phoenix's offscreen girlfriend, Rooney Mara, but it also marks Phoenix's first movie with director Gus Van Sant in almost 23 years. The two previously worked together in 1995's To Die For, which was one of Phoenix's first breakout roles. See the teaser above before the film's release on May 11.
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Roles Where Actors Gained Weight

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New Year’s resolutions are a time to work towards a transformation of your body and/or your life. To honor these goals, this month we’re going to look at transformative roles in film. This week we look at some prominent examples of actors who had to gain weight for roles.

It’s one thing to mentally prepare to play a character in a movie or a play. It’s another thing to physically transform yourself in order to better identify with the role. Some transformations are only skin deep; extensive makeup or prosthetics may be sufficient to pull of the necessary look. Other transformations are more involved; many actors may take part in weeks, if not months, of preparations for a role. This can include intense training, specialized diets, and exhaustive exercise routines. The end result of an actor going through such a transformation is not only a more accurate visual resemblance,
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Kim Kardashian Says Kanye West Told Her to Stop Wearing Big Sunglasses Over Email

Kim Kardashian Says Kanye West Told Her to Stop Wearing Big Sunglasses Over Email
It’s no secret that Kanye West has played a major role in Kim Kardashian’s style evolution since the now-married couple first started dating in 2012. Over the past year in particular, Kardashian started favoring ’90s-inspired fashion, which resulted in her swapping out her once-signature oversize sunglasses for teeny tiny frames. And of course, it was West who convinced the Kkw Beauty mogul to bring back the throwback trend straight out of The Matrix.

“ sent me a whole email like, ‘You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It’s all about tiny little glasses.’” Kardashian said on Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians,
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