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Grammys 2018: Kendrick Lamar predicted to win 6, more than any rap artist ever in a single year

Grammys 2018: Kendrick Lamar predicted to win 6, more than any rap artist ever in a single year
Since the 2018 Grammy nominations were announced last November we’ve had more than 1,900 users make their predictions in 32 categories here at Gold Derby, and according to our collective forecasts it’s going to be a big night for Kendrick Lamar when trophies are handed out on Sunday, January 28. Not just big — historic.

Lamar is the second most nominated artist of the year with seven, and he’s projected to win six of those. That would not only be the most awards won by a single artist this year, it would be one of the biggest hauls for any artist in a single year. He would tie for third place on the list of the most awarded artists in a single evening. Also with six trophies were Roger Miller (1966), Toto (1983), Quincy Jones (1991), Eric Clapton (1993), Beyonce (2010), and Adele (2012). That would put Lamar just two wins behind the all-time record-holders, Michael Jackson (1984) and
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Glen Campbell Dead at 81 After Alzheimer's Battle

Glen Campbell Dead at 81 After Alzheimer's Battle
Glen Campbell has died. The country legend was 81.

Campbell died Tuesday in Nashville, his family confirmed in a statement posted to his website.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease … In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the CareLiving.org donation page.”

The family adds, “A personal statement from Kim Campbell will follow. The family appreciates
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Five Things to Know About Walker Hayes (Or Make That Six – If You're Counting His Kids)

Five Things to Know About Walker Hayes (Or Make That Six – If You're Counting His Kids)
Walker Hayes knew how music dreams died in Nashville. He’d lost his deal with a major record label. With a wife and six kids to support, he was making ends meet stocking shelves at Costco.

Then – just when he’d decided it was time to get “a real job” – the phone rang. On the other end? Shane McAnally, the Grammy-winning songwriter and hit-making producer.

McAnally’s question: Did Hayes want to sign a record deal?

A year later, Hayes, 37, is now basking in the glow of the upcoming album’s first single, “You Broke Up with Me,” an irresistibly
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The T.A.M.I. Show + The Big T.N.T. Show

For nostalgic excitement there's no better '60s pop compendium than this! An impossibly eclectic mix of talent at the Santa Monica Civic, in a brilliantly produced live show recorded in the wonder of Electronovision! The lineup is incredible: The Rolling Stones, James Brown and Lesley Gore on the same stage? The T.A.M.I. Show; The Big T.N.T. Show Blu-ray Shout Select (Shout! Factory) 1964 / B&W / 1:66 & 1:85 widescreen / 112 + 93 min. / Electronovision / Collector's Edition / Street Date December 2, 2016 / 29.98 Starring T.A.M.I.: The Beach Boys, The Barbarians, Chuck Berry, The Blossoms, James Brown and The Flames, Marvin Gaye, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan & Dean, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones Toni Basil, Glen Campbell, Teri Garr, Jack Nitzsche, Leon Russell, Phil Spector, David Winters. T.N.T. David McCallum, Ray Charles, Petula Clark, Bo Diddley, Joan Baez, Phil Spector, The Ronettes,
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Big River, The New Yorkers and The Golden Apple Will Return to the Stage Next Year in Encores! Season

New York City Center's Tony-honoredEncoresseries, led by Artistic Director Jack Viertel and Music Director Rob Berman, begins its 24thseason with Roger Miller's 1985 retelling of Mark Twain's classic novel,Big River The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn followed by Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition rompThe New Yorkers, andThe Golden Apple, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' 1954 reinvention of the Greek epic poemsThe IliadandThe Odysseyinto an all-American fable.
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Best And Worst Ads of 2015: Commercials Stopped The Super Bowl And Ruined Our Morning Coffee

Best And Worst Ads of 2015: Commercials Stopped The Super Bowl And Ruined Our Morning Coffee
Advertisers have long tried to hide commercials in plain sight. Ads supporting AMC’s “The Walking Dead” have been crafted to look like the show and stuffed with shuffling zombies. A commercial on Comedy Central for Hyatt featured a comedian cavorting about in her hotel room. The idea is that the best ads should carry a similar appearance to whatever snared the consumer’s interest in the first place.

Yet Madison Avenue took things much further in 2015. After devising hundreds of ads that look much the shows, streaming-video and print material we consume, marketers started to jam their ads into the very stuff of our lives – a favorite boxing match, a desire to get more information about what we eat, the plot of our favorite drama.

Last year, marketers became fascinated with so-called “native advertising,” or commercials that look just like the media we love to read and watch. Now
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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Passes Away at 88

'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Passes Away at 88
James Best, who played the memorable Sherrif Roscoe P. Coltrane on the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, passed away yesterday at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. The actor played Roscoe P. Coltrane, the longtime rival to the Duke brothers, on all seven seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard, which ran from 1979 to 1985.

The actor was raised in Indiana and ended up moving to New York after serving in World War II. He found work as a fashion model which lead to him being discoverd by a casting agent. He became a contract player for Universal Pictures. He appeared in a number of films throughout the 1950s such as Winchester '73 alongside James Stewart and The Cimarron Kid with Audie Murphy. He ended up working in both TV and film throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, appearing in notable episodes of The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train and Have Gun - Will Travel,
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The Tami Show – The DVD Review

The recent passing of Lesley Gore was not noted on We Are Movie Geeks, I’d like to correct that and as a tribute to her review one of the best concerts ever captured on film (actually on video but I’ll get to that soon.)

Born Lesley Sue Goldstein in New York City on May 2nd 1946 Lesley Gore passed on February 16, this year. She never tried her hand at acting (to my knowledge) yet she appeared in several films and many television shows singing one of or more of her considerable string of hits in a very strong voice, for such a little lady.

It’s My Party is probably her most famous and well remembered song but Judy’s Turn To Cry, Maybe I Know, Sunshine Lollipops, You Don’t Own Me and several other songs charted during her long career. She never resented being consigned to the
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10 Pop Stars Who Cleaned Up on Grammy Night

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10 Pop Stars Who Cleaned Up on Grammy Night
The Grammys are the most fun awards ceremony because you can win, um, so many of them. U2 has 22. Kanye West has 21. Katharine Hepburn only won four Oscars, and that's considered miraculous. Bring on the hardware, Grammy committee! Consequently, it's possible to win a bunch of Grammys in a single night. Today we honor the pop stars who defied the odds and netted five or more trophies in one evening. Roger Miller was the first to achieve the feat in 1966, but we've had a bunch of Grammy windfalls since then. Here are 10 folks who cleaned up at a single Grammy ceremony. 
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Laff Review: Like Country Music? 'Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound' Is For You

Laff Review: Like Country Music? 'Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound' Is For You
It seems odd to think of someone who had more than one eponymous television show, shared the stage with some of music’s most recognizable artists and lent style tips to Elvis himself as having a disappointing career. But there’s a running thread throughout "Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound" that suggests its titular subject was capable of a level of stardom far greater than what actually achieved. Even if those closest to him may lament that Billy Mize isn’t as much of a household name as his most notable peers (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Roger Miller, among others), William J. Saunders' documentary does an admirable job of demonstrating the many ways Mize's efforts still resonated in the history of the country music genre. A product of the post-Depression migration to better prospects in California, a young Billy picked up the guitar and became one of
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Robin Hood (1973)

A match for any of Disney's more widely proclaimed animated adventures, this take on the legend sees vulpine hero Robin Hood out to outfox thumb-sucking tyrant Prince John (voiced by Peter Ustinov) while winning the heart of Maid Marian and, naturally, ensuring the poor don't go away empty handed. With Phil Harris (The Jungle Book's Baloo) as Little John, musician Roger Miller providing narration as cockerel-cool minstrel Allan-a-Dale, and perennial British cad Terry-Thomas perfectly casssst as Prince John's hench-snake Sir Hiss, there's more colour to the denizens of this Sherwood Forest than mere Lincoln green.
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Ray Price Has Died

Ray Price Has Died
var brightcovevideoid = '2941658974001'; Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, Texas, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with Kkus-fm in Tyler, also confirmed his death. Price was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011 and it had recently spread to his liver, intestines and lungs, according East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.
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About Time – The Review

Time to make another trip to movie “rom-com” land once more. Now let’s keep a stiff upper lip, since it’s set in jolly ole’ England, which as Roger Miller’s song says “swing like a pendulum do”! Okay, what are they offering across the pond? Seems they’ve tossed a big dollop of fantasy into the mix, namely time travel! Well that’s been used before in an effort to get couples together, from the McFly saga to Time After Time and Kate And Leopold. What if I tell you this new flick is from Richard Curtis the droll, witty writer behind Notting Hill and Four Weddings And A Funeral. Oh, and this is his third directorial effort after Pirate Radio and the cult classic Love Actually. Hopefully that will pique your interest. Enough background info, let’s talk about his latest. Hey, it’s About Time.

Tim
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Walt Disney Company is 90: Digital Spy staff pick their favourite movies

Walt Disney Company is 90: Digital Spy staff pick their favourite movies
On October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and brother Roy signed a contract with Margaret Winkler to make a series of animated cartoons called Alice Comedies. What was then known as The Disney Brothers Studio eventually became The Walt Disney Company, a multi-billion dollar creative force crossing movies, TV, video games and theme parks.

With Disney celebrating its 90th birthday today, we here at Digital Spy are marking this momentous anniversary by picking out our favourite Disney movies. Disney has produced and released an eclectic range of films crossing classic animation (see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), live-action blockbusters (Tron, Pirates of the Caribbean) and trail-blazing Pixar offerings (Toy Story, Wall-e).

Without further delay, here are 13 movies from the Disney back catalogue that we absolutely adore...

Tom Eames, Entertainment Reporter - Robin Hood

There have been many adaptations of Robin Hood over the decades, from Russell Crowe's multi-accented gruff take, to
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Walt Disney Company is 90: Digital Spy staff's favourite Disney movies

Walt Disney Company is 90: Digital Spy staff's favourite Disney movies
On October 16, 1923, Walt Disney and brother Roy signed a contract with Margaret Winkler to make a series of animated cartoons called Alice Comedies. What was then known as The Disney Brothers Studio eventually became The Walt Disney Company, a multi-billion dollar creative force crossing movies, TV, video games and theme parks.

With Disney celebrating its 90th birthday today, we here at Digital Spy are marking this momentous anniversary by picking out our favourite Disney movies. Disney has produced and released an eclectic range of films crossing classic animation (see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), live-action blockbusters (Tron, Pirates of the Caribbean) and trail-blazing Pixar offerings (Toy Story, Wall-e).

Without further delay, here are 13 movies from the Disney back catalogue that we absolutely adore...

Tom Eames, Entertainment Reporter - Robin Hood

There have been many adaptations of Robin Hood over the decades, from Russell Crowe's multi-accented gruff take, to
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Disney Blu-ray Roundup: ‘The Sword in the Stone,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ and ‘Oliver & Company’

I feel like I’m starting to sound like a broken record when reviewing new Disney Blu-rays. (Please allow me to maintain the foolhardy hope that I’m only just now sounding repetitive.) I commend the Walt Disney Company’s dedication to releasing, apparently, the entirety of its animated-feature canon on Blu-ray, updating decades-old films via a high-definition transfer. This month alone, four of their animated features will get the HD treatment for the first time; on August 27, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh comes out on Blu-ray. Today, though, Disney has a trio of animated features on Blu-ray, all celebrating anniversaries of some kind: The Sword in the Stone, Robin Hood, and Oliver & Company. And all of them are for completists or truly dedicated fans only.

I’ve brought this topic up before, but with this threesome of HD releases, ask yourself how much of a fan you are.
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Disney 53 Double Feature Part I: Robin Hood

As we march bravely on through 2013, Thn will take a nostalgic yet critical look at the 53 Walt Disney Animated Classics, from Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph, through the obscurity of Fun And Fancy Free to the second Golden Age of Beauty And The Beast. These are the films the Walt Disney company are most proud of, the ones that hold a special place in our hearts, the ones that still cost a fortune to buy on DVD. This week we’re confronted with the absurdity of animals acting as humans in Robin Hood…

1973/83 Minutes

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

Budget: $15,000,000

Box Office: $32,056,467

Disney was dead to begin with, and leading the charge in Disney animated films was Wolfgang Reitherman. However, all was not well. Restricted budgets meant a plethora of recycled designs and sequences from the Disney vaults. The industry was still a few years away from home entertainment (where Robin
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The Most Unlikely Actors in Disney Animated Features

It's a little weird to watch a trailer for an upcoming Disney cartoon like "Planes" and hear among the characters the voice of Dane Cook. What's a typically adults-only comic like Cook doing in the G-rated world of a Disney animated feature?

Well, maybe it's not that weird. After all, the family-friendly studio has a history, going back 60 years, of casting performers from the world of grown-up entertainment in its cartoons, and most have proved they can be fun and kid-safe in fantasy worlds far from smoky nightclubs. In fact, Disney and Pixar's classic cartoons are full of unlikely voice actors -- not just blue comics but also performers cast radically against type, and even people not considered actors at all.

Cook, then, joins a distinguished list of stars you'd never have expected to find in a Disney cartoon feature, as you can see from the gallery below.

Gallery | Unlikely
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The Most Unlikely Actors in Disney Animated Features

It's a little weird to watch a trailer for an upcoming Disney cartoon like "Planes" and hear among the characters the voice of Dane Cook. What's a typically adults-only comic like Cook doing in the G-rated world of a Disney animated feature?

Well, maybe it's not that weird. After all, the family-friendly studio has a history, going back 60 years, of casting performers from the world of grown-up entertainment in its cartoons, and most have proved they can be fun and kid-safe in fantasy worlds far from smoky nightclubs. In fact, Disney and Pixar's classic cartoons are full of unlikely voice actors -- not just blue comics but also performers cast radically against type, and even people not considered actors at all.

Cook, then, joins a distinguished list of stars you'd never have expected to find in a Disney cartoon feature, as you can see from the gallery below.

Gallery | Unlikely
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20 Cover Songs More Famous Than The Originals

20 Cover Songs More Famous Than The Originals
History has shown us that not every musical hit is unique to the artist. Take Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You." When that catchy tune fell into the hands of the late Whitney Houston, the powerful ballad became an instant success, but many of the people caught humming the melody had no idea a blonde bombshell was the mastermind behind the hit.

Houston's rendition is just one a number of cover songs that eventually became more famous than the originals. We've compiled a list of some of these beloved gems below; let us know which ones surprised you in the comments.

1. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor (original by Prince/The Family)

O'Connor's breathy song was actually written by "Purple Rain" genius Prince for one of his side projects, The Family. But the Irish songstress was the one whose tears actually brought it to the general public.

2. "All
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