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A Pioneer Woman Christmas! Inside Ree Drummond's Holidays on the Ranch

A Pioneer Woman Christmas! Inside Ree Drummond's Holidays on the Ranch
When Ree Drummond isn’t running the massive business empire she’s created, the Food Network star is busy raising her family on their Oklahoma ranch where the work never stops—except on holidays.

For our Holiday Entertaining issue, on newsstands now, People caught up with the Come and Get It! author to get all the details on how she and her family celebrate the festive season.

How does the Drummond family spend Christmas?

We have Christmas Eve dinner at Ladd‘s parents’ house in town—beef, mashed potatoes, burgundy mushrooms, the works!—then we go to Christmas Eve service
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The Making of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (Exclusive)

The Making of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (Exclusive)
On a sunny late August day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, extras on Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino’s Amazon series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, are dressed in tweed and wool winter suits, overcoats and dresses, suitable for going holiday shopping in late ‘50s Midtown Manhattan.

It’s the next-to-last day of shooting on the series about a housewife who turns to standup comedy following an unexpected upheaval in her home life. The show has leased out an old bank and transformed it into the opulent cosmetics section of the B. Altman department store from that era. A downpour scuttled an outdoor scene from the night before, so there's a lot of scrambling to get the schedule back on track. But since the business of New York can't be disrupted, the extras mingle with the diners at the pizzeria next door, making for an odd mix of Manhattan's elegant past and Brooklyn's gentrified present.

This certainly isn't the
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Music Industry Titans Toast Clive Davis at ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives’ Doc’s Los Angeles Premiere

Music Industry Titans Toast Clive Davis at ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives’ Doc’s Los Angeles Premiere
Not much music business got done in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Sept. 26) because a large portion of the industry was out for the evening, toasting hitmaker Clive Davis and the west coast premiere of his feature-length documentary, “The Soundtrack of Our Lives.”

The film first screened at Tribeca in April, where it received a star-studded reception. The West Hollywood screening, hosted by Apple Music, also saw heavy hitters in attendance, including Jimmy Iovine, Larry Jackson, Robert Kondrk, and Scott Seviour from Apple; Attorneys Don Passman, Eric Greenspan and the Davis Firm’s Jodie Shihadeh; Wme’s Richard Weitz and Leisl Copeland; Warner Music Group’s Peter Gray; former Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid with wife Erica; Touch Tunes chief executive Charles Goldstuck; as well as artists like DJ Khaled, Carlos Santana, Earth Wind & Fire, Leona Lewis, Melissa Manchester, and Johnny Mathis. Mediums like visual art (Mr. Brainwash walked the carpet proudly sporting purple paint splatter in
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A Wonderful, Wonderful Night it Will Be: Johnny Mathis Set to Debut Live Concert Film on Public Television

A Wonderful, Wonderful Night it Will Be: Johnny Mathis Set to Debut Live Concert Film on Public Television
Johnny Mathis is gearing up to air his new live concert film, Wonderful, Wonderful!, debuting nationally on Public Television stations June 10 through T.J. Lubinsky’s hit My Music series.

“My PBS Wonderful, Wonderful! concert was one of the finest and most enjoyable experiences of my career and it is my hope that all of you can tune in to share in this very special PBS presentation,” he tells People exclusively of the production, which will support a public media pledge drive.

The special will feature not only a Mathis performance, but also a new Lubinsky interview with the 81-year-old legend himself.
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Clive Davis Discusses ‘Gripping’ Documentary ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives,’ Prince and Working With Geniuses

Clive Davis Discusses ‘Gripping’ Documentary ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives,’ Prince and Working With Geniuses
There have been many great “record men” since the advent of what we now know as popular music, but there’s only one Clive Davis.

His story has been told many times, not least in the documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” which was directed by Chris Perkel and premieres at Radio City Music Hall as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Wednesday night. Davis, now 85, began his career as an attorney and was hired by Columbia Records, a client of the firm for which he worked, in 1960. He rose through the ranks and was appointed president of the label in 1967, and shortly afterward experienced an epiphany at the Monterey Pop Festival (the 50th anniversary of which is coming up in June), coming away with not just a vision of the burgeoning rock revolution, but also a contract for Janis Joplin. In the half century since then — at Columbia,
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Pushing 100! Kirk Douglas Honored Ahead of Milestone Birthday by Michael Douglas, George Clooney at Hollywood Gala

Pushing 100! Kirk Douglas Honored Ahead of Milestone Birthday by Michael Douglas, George Clooney at Hollywood Gala
Led by host George Clooney, Hollywood's A-list turned out to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the longstanding support system for entertainment industry seniors and industry professionals. But it was an even older showbiz institution who stole the show: soon-to-be-centenarian Kirk Douglas. Clooney, who with his wife Amal toured the expansive Woodland Hills, California, facility that provides housing, medical care and other assistance programs for aging and ailing members of the show business community earlier in the day, opened the song-and-dance-filled celebration with a nod to both the Mptf and legendary film star Douglas' impressive longevity.
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Hugh Jackman, George Clooney & More Will Take Part in Hollywood's Night Under The Stars, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander

Mptf Motion Picture amp Television Fund announced today thatGeorge Clooneywill host Hollywood's Night Under The Stars, an evening of musical performances and special presentations celebrating their 95thyear of helping those who entertain us.Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Douglas, Derek Hough, Hugh Jackman, Norm Lewis, Jane Lynch, Johnny Mathis, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Anika Noni Rose, andCatherine Zeta-Jonesare also set to appear at the event, which will take place onSaturday, October 1at the Mptf Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, CA. It is presented by Aarp Foundation, American Express, Delta Air Lines, and Target, with in-kind support from Heineken, Monsieur Marcel, Red Truck, and Sprinkles.
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George Clooney to Host Mptf’s 95th Anniversary Celebration

George Clooney to Host Mptf’s 95th Anniversary Celebration
George Clooney has signed on to host Hollywood’s Night Under the Stars, an evening of performances celebrating the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s 95th year of helping Hollywood entertainers.

Also appearing at the event will be Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Douglas, Derek Hough, Hugh Jackman, Norm Lewis, Jane Lynch, Johnny Mathis, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Anika Noni Rose, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Chaired by Ann and Jim Gianopulos, the event takes place Oct. 1 at the Mptf’s Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, Calif. Ticket sales via the Mptf website will benefit the foundation.

“We are thrilled that our show director Richard Jay-Alexander, who just co-directed the incredible multi-city Barbra Streisand concert tour this month, is putting together a dynamic celebration of 95 years of entertainment and the people who made the magic happen,” said Ken Scherer, CEO of the Mptf Foundation.

Jay Landers will produce the evening, with Emmy-winner William Ross as musical director,
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17 times movies and TV shows were refused rights to songs

Louisa Mellor Jul 1, 2016

Not every artist is happy to have their song featured in a particular TV show or film. Here are 17 times the rights were refused...

It's not only political campaigns that inspire musical artists to exercise the power of veto on the use of their songs. For reasons of finance, reputation, ego, taste and more, the following TV shows and films weren't able to secure the use of the recordings they originally sought...

Frank SinatraGoodfellas

This Express piece quotes an Empire Magazine interview with Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker in which she relates how the original plan was to have Frank Sinatra’s original recording of My Way play over the end credits of modern gangster classic Goodfellas instead of the Sid Vicious cover that was eventually used.

Sinatra would never let Marty use his music,” explains Schoonmaker, “which is too bad because Marty may
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Castle, Grey's, Once, Grimm, The Flash, Bones, Reign, P.D., Secrets and Lies and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Castle, Grey's, Once, Grimm, The Flash, Bones, Reign, P.D., Secrets and Lies and More
Is Castle packing his bags? Has Once Upon a Time‘s Belle been tainted? Will an Arrow fave bring sass to The Flash? When will ABC spill more Secrets and Lies? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

RelatedCastle‘s Nathan Fillion Breaks Silence on Stana Katic’s Exit

Among the many rumors about the future of Castle, one of the craziest I’ve seen is that next season will follow Rick in L.A. (months after Beckett’s death), with a new love interest played by Summer Glau. Any truth to this? —Abby
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19 unforgettable soundtrack moments from The X-Files

Sean Wilson looks back at composer Mark Snow’s extraordinary contribution to one of the greatest TV shows of all time…

It was the pop culture sensation of the 1990s – and now it’s back to storm TV screens in the UK (well, Channel 5 anyway). The X-Files initially ran for 10 series’ (in addition to spawning two movies) and introduced us to two of television’s greatest heroes in the form of FBI agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson), both dedicated to exposing extraterrestrial and paranormal phenomena lurking amidst the fabric of everyday life.

However, the series wouldn’t have had half its impact without the input of composer Mark Snow, whose haunting music constantly had viewers anticipating what was around the next corner. Here are 19 memorable tracks exploring the rich yet underrated soundtrack history of this landmark show, ones confirming Snow as perhaps the unsung hero of The X-Files.
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Natalie Cole Remembered by Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan at Touching Memorial

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Natalie Cole Remembered by Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan at Touching Memorial
Stars from across the music world came out to celebrate the life of R&B singer Natalie Cole on Monday at a touching memorial. Stevie Wonder, Lionel RichieChaka KhanSmokey RobinsonGladys KnightAngela Bassett, Johnny MathisJesse Jackson Kurt CarrDavid Foster, and Linda Thompson were among those who gathered to remember Cole at the West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ on Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles. The R&B singer died on Dec. 31 at age 65 from a condition called idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, which she was diagnosed with five years ago following a successful kidney transplant,
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Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight Remember Natalie Cole at L.A. Funeral

Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Gladys Knight Remember Natalie Cole at L.A. Funeral
The life and four-decade musical legacy of Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole was celebrated Monday morning at West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles. Among the R&B icon’s friends spotted at the 11 a.m. funeral service that was open to the public: singers Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, the O'Jays' Eddie Levert, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Freda and Scherrie Payne and producer David Foster. Also on hand was longtime friend Chaka Khan, who was expected to perform but was under the weather. One of the service’s more touching moments, noted one

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Natalie Cole Honored at Memorial Service: 'I Feel So Blessed to Call You My Friend,' Smokey Robinson Says

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Natalie Cole Honored at Memorial Service: 'I Feel So Blessed to Call You My Friend,' Smokey Robinson Says
Friends and family of Natalie Cole gathered to honor the late singer Monday. Mourners, including Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Jesse Jackson and Linda Thompson remembered Cole at a private memorial at the West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ. Stevie Wonder and Kurt Carr performed, while speakers Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson and David Foster paid tribute to the singer at the closed-casket service. Cole's son Robbie and sisters Timolin and Casey also spoke at the funeral, which was presided over by the Rev. Melvin V. Wade, Cole's rep tells People. "I feel so blessed to have called you my friend,
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Natalie Cole Honored by Family, Friends as Late Singer Fêted by Stevie Wonder at Private Memorial

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Natalie Cole Honored by Family, Friends as Late Singer Fêted by Stevie Wonder at Private Memorial
Friends and family of Natalie Cole gathered to honor the late singer Monday. Mourners, including Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Jesse Jackson and Linda Thompson remembered Cole at a private memorial at the West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ. Stevie Wonder and Kurt Carr performed, while speakers Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson and David Foster paid tribute to the singer at the closed-casket service. Cole's son Robbie and sisters Timolin and Casey also spoke at the funeral, which was presided over by the Rev. Melvin V. Wade, Cole's rep tells People. Cole was 65 when she died of heart failure on Dec.
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Johnny Mathis, Iconic Singer, Loses Everything In House Fire

Singer Johnny Mathis was out of town for a concert when a fire ravaged his Los Angeles home, taking nearly all of his belongings with it. Johnny Mathis House Fire Mathis’ Hollywood Hills mansion became engulfed in flames Monday night, reported Ktla. Mathis learned of the blaze when he landed that night in Los Angeles […]

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Johnny Mathis -- Singer's Iconic Mansion Burns Down

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Legendary soul and jazz singer Johnny Mathis watched his Hollywood Hills mansion get destroyed by a fire on Monday night. Mathis -- famous for hits like "Chances Are," "Misty" and his classic Christmas records -- has lived in the home for 56 years. Its location in the Hills made it very difficult for firefighters to get to reach the house. He wasn't home when the fire broke out, but firefighters said they were able to save
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Beverley Knight returns to the role of Grizabella in ‘Cats’

Beverley Knight is back in the role of Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats for an exclusive 11 week run at the London Palladium. The show will run until January 2nd.

The cast joining Beverley Knight (Grizabella) comprises Madalena Alberto (alternate Grizabella), Jack Butterworth (Rumpus/Alonzo), Danielle Cato (Cassandra), Javier Cid (Macavity/Admetus), Luke Cinque-White (Carbucketty), Emma Lee Clark (Bombalurina), Jon-Scott Clark (Bill Bailey), Gabrielle Cocca (Tantomile), Harry Francis (Mungojerrie), Tarryn Gee (Jemima), Evan James (Skimbleshanks), Matt Krzan (Munkustrap), Georgie Leatherland (Rumpelteazer), Adam Linstead (Old Deuteronomy), Paul F Monaghan (Gus/Growltiger/Bustopher Jones), Jane Quinn (Jennyanydots), Mark John Richardson (Quaxo/ Mistoffelees), Clare Rickard (Jellylorum), Jordan Shaw (Pouncival), Hannah Kenna Thomas (Victoria/ White Cat), James Titchener (Coricopat), Marcquelle Ward (Tugger) and Anna Woodside (Demeter). They are joined by Megan Armstrong, Lindsay Atherton, Lucy Brushett, Oliver Ramsdale, Alex Pinder and Barry Haywood as swings.

Beverley Knight (Grizabella) in Cats, photo Alessandro
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Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ on PBS SoCal Nominated for Emmy

The PBS SoCal special “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” is among the nominees for the 67th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

The interview special that features pairings of prominent actors discussing their craft is a contender in the entertainment programming category. “Actors on Actors,” a co-production between Variety and PBS SoCal, will vie against Ktla’s “Live From the Oscars” and Kcbs/Kcal’s “Lexus: Music Uncovered” series.

In the competitive investigative reporting category, Fox’s Kttv is up against Kcbs and Univision’s Kmex, which has two nominations. Hard news reporting noms went to Kcbs/Kcal’s David Goldstein and Catherine Gelera; Kvea’s Azucena Gomez; Kmex’s Antonio Valverde; and separate noms for Knbc’s Robert Kovacik and Tony Shin.

In the competition for the three regularly scheduled newscast categories, there are no nominations; all stations that submit entries are contenders. The morning and daily newscast
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