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Gladys Knight To Perform At Carousel Of Hope Ball

Event chair and host Barbara Davis announced today that award-winning gospel icon Gladys Knight, 11-time Grammy Award-winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and award-winning record producer David Foster will perform at the 2018 Carousel of Hope Ball on Saturday, October 6.

Together, they will perform for a star-studded audience alongside Fernando Varela, Pia Toscano, and Shelea Frazier. As previously announced, longtime supporter Robert De Niro will be receiving the “Brass Ring Award” for his philanthropic efforts and continued dedication to the cause.

The biennial event is committed to increasing awareness for type 1 diabetes, raising funds for clinical care and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, and supporting programs run by the Children’s Diabetes Foundation. Funds are raised through sponsorships, dinner tickets, a live and silent auction, and contributions. This year, guests have the chance to bid on a wide range of one-of-a-kind items including a Serena Williams autographed tennis racket, a
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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 To Definitely Stream This Year

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 To Definitely Stream This Year
“They’re being so cagey” said The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino about Amazon not revealing the season 2 drop date for her eight-Emmy winning comedy series.

She finally confessed backstage at the Emmys that season 2 is coming “this year, they’re waiting for us to finish the show, it’s coming out this year.”

When Mrs. Maisel dropped last November it was in the heat of the #MeToo movement. The media was quick to observe how the show about a newly-separated single woman who is vying to become a stand-up in a male-dominated late 1950s world, just rang so loudly with the times.

“You never set out to drive a political message through your show, it just won’t work,” said Sherman-Palladino, “You gotta love the show, love your characters, it was an interesting fluke that Maisel came out when we were taking trolls down. I’m glad it
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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1940s, including ‘White Christmas’ and ‘You’ll Never Know’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1940s, including ‘White Christmas’ and ‘You’ll Never Know’
This article marks Part 3 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 1941 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Out of the Silence” from “All-American Co-Ed”

“Blues in the Night” from “Blues in the Night

“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company” from “Buck Privates

“Baby Mine” from “Dumbo

The Last Time I Saw Paris” from “Lady Be Good”

Dolores” from “Las Vegas Nights”

“Be Honest with Me” from “Ridin’ on a Rainbow”

“Chattanooga Choo Choo” from “Sun Valley Serenade

“Since I Kissed My Baby Goodbye” from “You’ll Never Get Rich”

Won: “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from “Lady Be Good”

Should’ve won: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” from “Buck Privates
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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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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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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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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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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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The Man Behind Don Draper’s Creative Genius Picks Mad Men’s Most Memorable Ads

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The Man Behind Don Draper’s Creative Genius Picks Mad Men’s Most Memorable Ads
Sunday night's episode of Mad Men featured a botched advertising pitch for Peter Pan's Tinkerbell cookies, a campaign that involved kids writing Dear John letters to rival cookie companies — and eventually results in Johnny Mathis’s firing. It was an ancillary plotline, but over the years, ad campaigns have fueled both the central and background drama on the show. The man behind them, Mad Men co-producer Josh Weltman, meticulously executes many of the ads we’ve seen Don Draper and Peggy Olson pitch. “My job was to try to get these characters, Don and Peggy, to appear to conjure advertising," Weltman said.When Weiner first approached Weltman, he asked him how much had changed in advertising since the ’50s and ’60s. "After I read the pilot, I told him not a lot has changed at all," said Weltman, whose book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You’re Selling,
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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Forecast': The man with no plan

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Forecast': The man with no plan
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I get you a map to the powder room... "I had a plan, which was no plans!" -Richard Early in "The Forecast," Don gets into an argument with his realtor Melanie, who can't be bothered to conceal her disgust with her client. As they study the barren living room tableau created by Marie Calvet's thievery, Don insists that it's a selling point, because potential buyers can more easily imagine their own furniture in the space. Melanie dismissively wonders if he's ever sold an apartment, and in a later conversation suggests, "this place reeks of failure." Don again shrugs off her contempt and says, "I have a good feeling about things." In a way, Don is proven right, since Melanie winds up selling the place at the asking price. But that empty apartment — and Don's reaction to realizing
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