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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1970s, including ‘Theme from ‘Shaft,’ ‘The Morning After’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1970s, including ‘Theme from ‘Shaft,’ ‘The Morning After’
This article marks Part 11 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1970 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Whistling Away the Dark” from “Darling Lili

“For All We Know” from “Lovers and Other Strangers

“‘Til Love Touches Your Life” from “Madron”

“Pieces of Dreams” from “Pieces of Dreams”

“Thank You Very Much” from “Scrooge

Won: “For All We Know” from “Lovers and Other Strangers

Should’ve won: “Whistling Away the Dark” from “Darling Lili

1970, the year voters embraced monumental pictures including “Patton” and “Mash” and far lesser efforts like “Airport” and “Love Story,” marked a comparably mixed bag in Best Original Song, sporting a truly grand Julie Andrews tune and respectable winner in “For All We Know,
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Strictly Come Dancing week six: Seann and Katya leave the dancefloor – as it happened

Controversial pair Seann Walsh and Katya Jones head home after being eliminated at the end of Strictly’s annual Halloween spectacular

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So that’s it for this year’s Halloween Special! Thank you all for joining in – I’ll also be liveblogging the Great British Bake Off Grand Final on Tuesday, so would be lovely to see you then. Otherwise I’ll be back here for another spin round the Strictly dancefloor next Saturday from 7.05pm, or you can find me on Twitter @heidistephens. Have a brilliant week!

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They dance their final dance to Bat Out Of Hell, so at least we’re spared awkward wedding dance shuffling. And as the song says, they’ll be gone when the morning comes.

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It’s been the best experience of Seann’s life, we learn, apart from the last few weeks. Katya thanks him for his
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Oscar Flashback: With ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ snubbed, ‘Mary Poppins’ tune wins Best Original Song

Oscar Flashback: With ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ snubbed, ‘Mary Poppins’ tune wins Best Original Song
This article marks Part 9 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the Academy Awards winners.

The 1964 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Dear Heart” from “Dear Heart”

“Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” from “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte”

“Chim Chim Cher-ee” from “Mary Poppins

“My Kind of Town” from “Robin and the 7 Hoods

“Where Love Has Gone” from “Where Love Has Gone”

Won: “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from “Mary Poppins”

Should’ve won: “Dear Heart” from “Dear Heart”

1964 is one of the more aggravating years at the Oscars, that time “My Fair Lady” crushed the brilliant likes of “Becket” and “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” across the board. Rex Harrison defeated Richard Burton,
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Spotlight: Barnardo's's Celebrity Supporters

Barnardo’s helps children, young people and their families over the long term to overcome the most severe disadvantages – problems like abuse, homelessness and poverty – and to tackle the challenges of disability.

Celebrity supporters

Barnardo's has 13 known supporters, including Daniel Craig, Joan Collins, and Shirley Bassey

Areas of work ChildrenHomelessnessAbuseMental ChallengesPhysical ChallengesFamily/Parent SupportAt-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths Read more about Barnardo's's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Bond Actor Adds Voice To Children's CharityGoldberg, Keitel Trading for CharityArtists Create Celebrity Easter EggsStars Become Brokers For Bgc Charity DayQueen Elizabeth Gets Busted At Children's Charity

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VMAs 2018 Kickoff: Liam Payne Jams With Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha Rocks Out

Sunday night before MTV’s Video Music Awards, the twice-nominated British pop star Rita Ora turned New York’s Terminal 5 into a mini stadium show complete with new songs, old tracks, a fleet of backup dancers and even surprise celebrity guest Liam Payne.

The former One Direction singer came out for their button-popping Fifty Shades Freed hit, “For You.” Ora, who acted in the erotic movie franchise, sent the crowd into screaming fits by placing a hand on Payne’s chest – a gift for the masses who spent Sunday lined
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Paris Jackson, Charlize Theron and Dame Shirley Bassey to Participate in 25th Anniversary Life Ball

Right on time before the launch of the ticket sales on Tuesday April 24, 2018, the Life Ball organization office announced the first prominent congratulators for the 25th Life Ball: Paris Jackson, Charlize Theron, and Dame Shirley Bassey are the first confirmed big names for June 2, 2018 at Vienna City Hall.

Life Ball, organized by Life+, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Known as one of the largest and most important and influential AIDS charity events and platforms in the world, the coveted event takes place each year at the Vienna City Hall. The extravagant celebration has established itself as a festival of life attracting a diverse background of guests for a global event unlike any other. Each year, a new theme takes over Life Ball; and for the 25th Anniversary, ‘An Homage to The Sound of Music’ has been chosen, encapsulating Austria’s history, culture, and traditions.

Actress,
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Shirley Bassey Shuts Down Death Rumours

Shirley Bassey is letting fans know she’s “alive and kicking” despite rumours claiming otherwise. Related: Sylvester Stallone Fans Panic As Death Hoax Resurfaces Online Speculation about the 81-year-old “Goldfinger” singer’s death spread after Manfred Mann’s Mike D’Abo told a London audience this week that she had passed away, according to the Evening Standard. Audible gasp at St David’s
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The Greatest Movie Music Of All Time

We’re heading into movie award season in Hollywood and around the world. There are lots of ingredients that go into making a successful film: an exciting and original script, a skillful director, and a lead actor and actress who put their heart and soul into a role. Add these together and you might get good box office sales and even pick up an award or two, but if you want a movie to be remembered for all time it needs one other ingredient: brilliant music. That’s certainly what these three films have!

The Magician Behind James Bond

Okay, so the first choice on our list isn’t a single movie but a whole series of them, but they are all known for their soundtrack as much as for their thrill-a-minute scripts. There are currently 25 James Bond films (if you count David Niven’s ‘Casino Royale’), each with its own theme tune.
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Prince William Praises 5-Year-Old Who Saved Her Mom, Says He Will Tell George About Her Heroics

Prince William Praises 5-Year-Old Who Saved Her Mom, Says He Will Tell George About Her Heroics
On Monday Prince William praised a little girl who saved her mom’s life, saying he would tell his son Prince George about her heroics.

Suzie McCash was just 4 years old when she saved her mom Rowena’s life by dialing emergency services. William, 35, told her, “I have a 4-year-old called George, and if I gave him a telephone I do not know what he would do.

“And so you know what, I’m going to have a conversation with my George about what to do because of what you’ve done. It’s really important.”

Ahead of the @PrideOfBritain Awards starting,
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Spotlight: American Foundation for AIDS Research's Celebrity Supporters

Dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment, education and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.

amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala has been an important and successful fund-raising event for the Foundation since 1993, generating more than $22 million for essential AIDS research. Past events have been hosted by Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, and Sir Elton John.

The gala has seen impromptu performances by stars such as Sir Elton John, Robin Williams, Natalie Cole, Liza Minnelli, Sheryl Crow, Ringo Starr, Lionel Richie, Macy Gray, Shirley Bassey, and Milla Jovovich. The 2006 live auction, conducted by Harvey Weinstein and Sharon Stone, raised $2 million, bringing the event’s fundraising total to $4 million.

Celebrity supporters

American Foundation for AIDS Research has 180 known supporters, including Elton John, Bill Clinton, and George Clooney

Areas of work HealthAIDS & HIV Read more about American Foundation for AIDS Research's work and celebrity supporters.
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Spotlight: Shirley Bassey's Charity Work

Held a gala charity auction at Christie’s in 2003; “Dame Shirley Bassey: 50 Years of Glittering Gowns” raised £250,000 (Us$500,000) for the Dame Shirley Bassey Scholarship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the Noah's Ark Appeal.

Recently sold her London apartment, selling many of its furnishings at auction for charity.

Charities & foundations supported

Shirley Bassey has supported the following charities:

21st Century Leaders46664Barnardo'sCancer Research UKCaudwell ChildrenChildren in NeedElton John AIDS FoundationLowe Syndrome TrustMines Advisory GroupNational Literacy TrustNoah's Ark AppealOxfamSenseWhatever It Takes Read more about Shirley Bassey's charity work and events. Related articles Stars Sparkle for Elton John AIDS FoundationA Wave Of Charity Auctions Hit The WebStars Sign Up For Mandela's Birthday BashMore Artists Confirm For Mandela's Birthday BashHandbag.com Launches Handbag Amnesty

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Young Terrorists Unleash a Weapon of Mass Destruction in First Clip from ‘Nocturama’

Bertrand Bonello‘s Nocturama was among the finest films we saw last year and, thanks to a U.S. release that commences next month, should stand as one of the best released in 2017. Those who haven’t yet seen the thing may wonder why it’s endured through the noise that accompanies a nearly year-long run from festival to theatrical. My guess: it’s a thing to be overpowered by, to hear and see and feel, and because of Bonello’s careful excision of what typically characterizes a terrorism thriller — carnage, clear motivations, a palpable sense of right and wrong — it has all the more potential to stick to the brain.

And there are some earworms: Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, and, already infamously, Willow Smith. They’re great, but Nocturama‘s prime needle drop might be Heartsrevolution’s “Ultraviolence,” a blown-out and thickly layered tune, throbbing like the id
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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Who Impressed You Most on Night 2?

So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Who Impressed You Most on Night 2?
As thrilling as it is to have So You Think You Can Dance back in all its original glory, the Fox series’ surprising Season 14 renewal came with a frustrating caveat: We’re only treated to one hour of Cat Deeley-hosted Dance goodness every week, instead of the three or four hours that previous summers offered up. (Damn you, practical TV execs!)

What’s more, I’m not sure Sytycd is using its precious hour the right way. Monday’s episode, which wrapped up the Los Angeles auditions, dedicated a whole segment to performers of the “triple-jointed” style — that is,
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‘Casino Royale’ Composer Reflects on Chris Cornell’s Essential James Bond Theme Song

‘Casino Royale’ Composer Reflects on Chris Cornell’s Essential James Bond Theme Song
James Bond themes, by their very nature, are polarizing things. Just as each generation has an actor that was “their” Bond, each fan has a Bond theme that first lured them into the luxurious, mysterious and dangerous world of 007. Some were attracted to the elegance of Shirley Bassey, others to the gentle romance of Carly Simon or the haunting tones of Adele. But among those hits sits a Bond theme that, while not as instantly recognizable as the “Goldfingers” and “Live and Let Dies” of the world, has proven to be essential to the series by introducing fans to...
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Chris Cornell Rip: Why His James Bond Theme Song for ‘Casino Royale’ Is One of the Best

Chris Cornell Rip: Why His James Bond Theme Song for ‘Casino Royale’ Is One of the Best
Chris Cornell died May 17 in Detroit hotel at the age of 52. It’s a passing far too soon for anyone, much less a singer who leaves behind the cultural impact of Soundgarden, supergroup Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave. But in his solo work, Cornell also left a particular cinematic legacy as the co-writer and performer of “You Know My Name,” the Grammy-nominated theme song for 2006 James Bond film “Casino Royale.”

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There are many things that make this James Bond reboot (the first to star Daniel Craig) one of the better popcorn movies of the young millennium. Craig’s steely lead turn, Eva Green’s alluring subversion of Bond girl tropes, and a thrilling parkour chase sequence anchor the film from its opening black-and-white sequence to its mythology-looping close.

And all of it is jump-started by that Cornell song.
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Bww TV Exclusive: Stage Tributes Idols and Icons with Dale Kristien, Reeve Carney, Christine Pedi - Plus Michael Crawford!

The Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event Stage just presented its 33rd annual gala, 'Idols amp Icons,' at the historic Saban Theatre inBeverly Hills. The special evening paidtribute toStephen Sondheim,Shirley Bassey,Bob Fosse,George Michael,Michael Jackson,David Bowie, Prince and more. Performers includedIndia Carney,Carole Cook,Melinda Doolittle,Anthony Fedorov,Barrett Foa,Sam Harris,Jane A. Johnston,Dale Kristien,Vicki Lewis,Kimberley Locke,Jon Maher,Sharon McNight,Jennifer Paz,Christine Pedi, Jai Rodriquez,Jake SimpsonandNita Whitaker.
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Exclusive: U.S. Trailer for Bertrand Bonello’s Acclaimed Terrorism Thriller ‘Nocturama’

It reportedly had to fight tooth and nail for festival placement of any kind, yet few titles on last fall’s circuit earned praise like that bestowed upon Bertrand Bonello‘s galvanizing Nocturama. A picture caught somewhere between the nastier side of Robert Bresson and more melancholy inclinations of George A. Romero, it follows a group of teens determined to coordinate a series of bombings throughout Paris — which indeed made the movie a difficult sell mere months after Isil-sponsored attacks on the very city, and continues to make it more hot-button than anyone could’ve anticipated.

But it’s getting a U.S. release this summer from Grasshopper Film, who have let us premiere Nocturama‘s rapid-fire, fear-drenched domestic trailer. If you’re even the slightest bit intrigued by what’s seen therein, you’ll want to give this picture a shot: as I said in my review out of Tiff,
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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 3 Dance Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

'Dancing With the Stars' Week 3 Dance Recap: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!
You know what they say -- what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas -- but what happens during Vegas Night on Dancing With the Stars makes headlines!

The ballroom was hot, hot, hot during week three of the competition on Monday, as the stars and their dance pros performed to Sin City-inspired hits, bringing out all the energy and sass you'd expect to see at a show on the Vegas strip.

From the men showing some extra skin to the ladies nailing their kicks and tricks, Et's breaking down all the best choreography moments from last night's show!

Watch: Sharna Burgess Comforts 'Bummed' Bonner Bolton After Disappointing 'DWTS' Week 3 Performance

Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd — Tango, "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga

Dance highlight: #TeamBabyGotBach kicked off the night with a fun routine, putting the former Bachelor star's abs on full display. While it was hard to take our eyes off their intricate costumes, Nick's true
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Heather Morris Scores First 9 Of the 'DWTS' Season as Maksim Chmerkovskiy Cheers From the Sidelines

Heather Morris Scores First 9 Of the 'DWTS' Season as Maksim Chmerkovskiy Cheers From the Sidelines
Heather Morris may not have pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy by her side on the Dancing With the Stars stage on Monday, but the Glee alum showed she has what it takes to shine under any circumstances.

Morris and her substitute partner, Alan Bersten, hit the dance floor to perform a tango set to Britney Spears' hit "Toxic," and the talented star hit all the right beats to make the audience go wild, and to finally get some positive feedback from the judges.

Rocking a skin-tight beige bodysuit emblazoned with strategically placed crystal embellishments -- a call-back to Spears' own risqué, glittery garb from the "Toxic" music video -- Morris couldn’t have been better.

Also, Chmerkovskiy cheering her on from the sidelines couldn't have hurt when it came to delivering her powerhouse dance.

Watch: Heather Morris Nails First 'DWTS' Routine Without Maksim Chmerkovskiy After Injury Scare

The sexy, high-energy tango won over all the judges, including
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'Dancing With the Stars' Week Three Preview: Derek Hough Returns, Celebrities Go Shirtless and More!

'Dancing With the Stars' Week Three Preview: Derek Hough Returns, Celebrities Go Shirtless and More!
Monday is Vegas Night on Dancing With the Stars!

In order to stay in the competition, the remaining contestants and their pro partners will have to step up their game by working on their technique and including new choreography surprises in their casino-themed routines.

So, who will get lucky and who will be sent home? Et breaks down everything you need to know ahead of week three of the competition.

Watch: Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton Talk Exhausting 'DWTS' Rehearsals: 'She's Working Me Hard'

Who's on top of the leaderboard?

1. A tie for first! Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater & Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy: 32/40

2. Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 30/40

3. Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton: 29/40

Who's in danger of elimination?

Mr. T and Kym Herjavec received the lowest score from the judges -- 22/40 -- last Monday, followed closely behind by Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, who received a score of 25, and Charo and Keo Motsepe, who scored
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