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Vegas Strong Benefit Concert Unites Unprecedented Lineup Of Entertainers

Friday night’s Vegas Strong Benefit Concert at T-Mobile Arena united the Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit community for an evening of live performances and heartfelt video tributes honoring victims and survivors of the October 1 tragedy.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons Sings at Vegas Strong Benefit Concert

More than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent convened to benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000.. The full lineup included Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Boyz II Men, Jay Leno, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group; appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and tribute videos from Jason Aldean, Celine Dion, Elton John, George Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

The evening commenced as Carrot Top welcomed an arena of thousands of supporters. He introduced messages from Vegas Golden Knights players who shared their pride
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Elvis Presley movies: Top 10 films ranked worst to best include ‘Blue Hawaii,’ ‘Love Me Tender,’ ‘Viva Las Vegas’

Elvis Presley movies: Top 10 films ranked worst to best include ‘Blue Hawaii,’ ‘Love Me Tender,’ ‘Viva Las Vegas’
On August 16, 1977, the world lost iconic performer Elvis Presley, who died at the young age of 42. In honor of the 40th anniversary of his death, enjoy touring our new photo gallery of his top 10 movies ranked worst to best, including “Blue Hawaii,” “Love Me Tender,” and “Viva Las Vegas.” Presley excelled […]
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Glen Campbell, Session Man: Remember the Music Icon with These 10 Hits You Didn’t Know He Played On

Glen Campbell, Session Man: Remember the Music Icon with These 10 Hits You Didn’t Know He Played On
From “Wichita Lineman,” to “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Glen Campbell‘s wealth of hits too often overshadows his prolific early career as a session player in the 1960s. As member of the famed Wrecking Crew—an informal collective of highly sought-after studio musicians—he played on literally thousands of songs throughout the decade, many of them hits.

As the world mourns his death on Tuesday at age 81 after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s disease, People takes a look back at 10 huge songs you might not have realized featured Campbell’s playing.

“Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson (1961)

Son of
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Promised Land’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Promised Land’
Documentaries about the current state of America, as good as some of them are, often have the effect of news headlines: They come and go, leaving a slight blur. But “Promised Land” isn’t like other politically and socially inflamed documentaries. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki (“The House I Live In,” “Why We Fight”), it’s a meditation on the current American crisis (and if you don’t think we’re in one, you should probably stop reading now) that’s built around a revisionist portrait of Elvis Presley. The two elements — America and Elvis — come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.

IfPromised Land” has a thesis, the short version of it — it’s declared in the opening 15 minutes — is that America has entered its Fat Elvis period. We’re bloated, addicted, going through the motions, coasting on our legend, courting self-destruction. Yet
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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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'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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Watch Simone Biles Hilariously Channel Elvis Presley in Dancing with the Stars Rehearsal

Watch Simone Biles Hilariously Channel Elvis Presley in Dancing with the Stars Rehearsal
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is competing on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars — and blogging about her experience exclusively for People! Follow Biles, 20, and her pro dancer partner Sasha Farber, 33, on Twitter!

So my nerves are apparently not going anywhere.

Premiere night I was so nervous because I didn’t know what to expect, but going into our second live show last week I still had nerves because I wanted to do well when we performed our routine.

I feel like I did really well, though!

That was one of the best runs of the dance we’d done. I
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Hollywood and Las Vegas: The Perfect Movie Relationship

There’s not many places on Earth more bright, glitzy and glamorous than Las Vegas. With its famous shows, many casinos and constant parties, it’s no surprise that the city in the desert is popular with Hollywood and the film industry. Situated just 263 miles east of Los Angeles and the film community, Vegas has attracted the attention of movie producers for decades.

Founded in 1905, not too long after the birth of the movie industry itself, the City Of Las Vegas first appeared in a motion picture in 1952. The film was The Las Vegas Story, a Howard Hughes production starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature that was a suspenseful thriller involving murder and intrigue. It was quickly followed by the likes of Crashing Las Vegas and Meet Me In Las Vegas a few years later, but it was the arrival of the 1960 Rat Pack film Ocean’s 11 which really united
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It Looks Like Shia Labeouf Just Married Mia Goth in Las Vegas

It Looks Like Shia Labeouf Just Married Mia Goth in Las Vegas
It appears Shia Labeouf is a married man! TMZ shared a livestream video feed of what looked to be a wedding between the controversial 30-year-old and his longtime girlfriend, Mia Goth, on Monday. They appeared to say "I do" at the Viva Las Vegas chapel in Sin City during a Vegas-themed ceremony. They were joined by some onlookers who were dressed in costume, including an Elvis Presley impersonator (because, of course) and a hula dancer. Though the video certainly looks real—there's no denying Labeouf was indeed crying—the actor is known to be into performance art, and this could very well fall into that category. There is still no documentation of them officially...
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George Sidney Centennial: Bye Bye Birdie

Our Centennial celebration of director George Sidney continues with Jose on Bye Bye Birdie

George Sidney’s adaptation of the Tony award winning musical Bye Bye Birdie continued showing his prowess when it came to making big, bold, Technicolor musicals. The plot imagines the frenzy surrounding the imminent departure of an Elvis-like superstar, who receives his draft notice, but decides to reward one of his biggest fans with one gift before leaving: a televised kiss. Though the plot’s depiction of how the media thrives on scandals surrounding celebrities was rather prescient (not to mention how it predicts how love and sex would become “prizes” on reality shows) its gender and racial politics have made it one of the most icky musicals of the era.

Its casting proved significant for two reasons: for the big part of Kim MacAfee, the director chose a complete unknown he discovered dancing in a Las Vegas casino.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Magic (1978)

It’s the eyes, isn’t it? Wide like saucers and twice as deep, they’re impenetrable. And the wooden leer of the wide open maw betrays them, separate and with its own agenda. Of course I’m referring to ventriloquist dummies, and the eerie spell they cast upon the viewer. The horror viewer, specifically; we’ll seek out anything that gives us a sense of unease. Which brings us to Richard Attenborough’s Magic (1978), a wryly creepy tale of encroaching madness and showbiz folly. (Aren’t they the same thing?)

Produced by 20th Century Fox and Joseph E. Levine (Carnal Knowledge) and released by 20th Century, Magic opened in November of ’78 in the U.S. and rolled out to the rest of the world in early ’79. Grossing nearly $24 million U.S. against a $7 million budget with positive reviews to boot, Magic was an unqualified success – with one of the
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Sex Kitten Turned Two-Time Oscar Nominee on TCM Tonight

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret: 'Carnal Knowledge' and 'Tommy' proved that 'sex symbol' was a remarkable actress Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten to respected actress and two-time Oscar nominee, is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 13, '15. As part of its “Summer Under the Stars” series, TCM is showing this evening the movies that earned Ann-Margret her Academy Award nods: Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and Ken Russell's Tommy (1975). Written by Jules Feiffer, and starring Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel, the downbeat – some have found it misogynistic; others have praised it for presenting American men as chauvinistic pigs – Carnal Knowledge is one of the precursors of “adult Hollywood moviemaking,” a rare species that, propelled by the success of disparate arthouse fare such as Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious (Yellow) and Costa-Gavras' Z, briefly flourished from
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Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93

Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93
Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

For two years, he hosted the early television variety program “Cavalcade of Stars” prior to having his own show on NBC, “The Jack Carter Show,” which lasted three years, and was a part of the “Saturday Night Review.” He also co-starred in several of the Colgate Comedy Hours with Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donald O’Connor.

In addition to “Call Me Mister,” his Broadway credits include “Mr. Wonderful” and “Top Banana.” He hosted the
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Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93

Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93
Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

For two years, he hosted the early television variety program “Cavalcade of Stars” prior to having his own show on NBC, “The Jack Carter Show,” which lasted three years, and was a part of the “Saturday Night Review.” He also co-starred in several of the Colgate Comedy Hours with Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donald O’Connor.

In addition to “Call Me Mister,” his Broadway credits include “Mr. Wonderful” and “Top Banana.” He hosted the
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Review: "Once A Thief" (1965) Starring Alain Delon, Ann-margret, Van Heflin And Jack Palance; Warner Archive DVD Release

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By Lee Pfeiffer

One of the most rewarding byproducts of reviewing movies for a living is that you will often encounter some prominent gem that somehow managed to escape your attention previously. In certain cases, it's arguable that a film might well be more appreciated many years later than it was during its initial release. Such a case pertains to the 1965 crime drama Once a Thief. Directed by the under-rated Ralph Nelson, the film successfully invokes the mood and atmosphere of the classic black-and-white film noir crime thrillers of the 1940s and 1950s. Although this movie was widely credited as being Alain Delon's first starring role in an English language production, he was among the all-star cast seen the previous year in the big budget Hollywood production of The Yellow Rolls Royce. It is accurate to say, however, that Once a Thief afforded him his first opportunity to be
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All Bets Are Off: Top Ten Films About Las Vegas

Las Vegas…the hotbed haven where dreams of high rollers are realized among the glitzy bright lights, the element of chance and luck and the adrenaline for instant fortune. But there is a deception to Sin City that is overlooked–the isolation of a gambler’s anxiety and desperation, the false sense of confidence at the craps table and the swinging doors of the psychological lows more so than the rewarding highs.

Still, Las Vegas has its excitable aura–both innocence and guilt–where one arrives to skillfully manufacture their financial profile or go bust. In some instances, the hedonistic expectations are defined in other fun, precarious ways. It is no wonder that Hollywood has come calling to put its distinctive spin on the capital city of adult entertainment. For decades, the movies have made Las Vegas its backdrop for wonderment, degradation, intrigue, comical curiosity and soul-searching revelations.

In All
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Strictly Come Dancing: Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole exit competition

Sunetra Sarker and her professional partner Brendan Cole have become the ninth couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

Bottom of the leaderboard after last night's 'Around The World' show, the Casualty actress and her partner found themselves in the dance off against Mark Wright and Karen Hauer.

See all the photos and scores from this week's Strictly

Appearing in the dance off for the third time this series, Sarker and Cole reprised their Rumba to 'Girl From Ipanema', while Wright and Hauer performed their Salsa to Elvis Presley's 'Viva Las Vegas'.

Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli all elected to keep Wright and Hauer in the competition, which meant Sarker and Cole were sent home. Head Judge Len Goodman agreed with the verdict of his fellow judges.

Describing her time on the show as a "once in a lifetime opportunity", Sarker praised her partner and fellow dancers.
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Strictly Come Dancing: week 10 – as it happened

It’s Around the World week! Brace yourself for a Bollywood-style routine from the pro dancers, and adapt your usual Strictly drinking game to include shameless cultural stereotypes

7.58pm GMT

So that’s it for another week. It’s the Quarter Finals next week, which means we’ve only got three Strictlys left. I’m actually quite sad about this. Anyone’s guess what’s going to happen from here on, any of the final six couples could easily win it. How exciting is that?

Tomorrow I’m heading back to the Strictly studio for the filming of the Christmas Special (get me, proper showbiz), so I’ll report back next week on whether it’s worth staying sober for a bit of Brucie action on Christmas Day.

7.57pm GMT

So Sunetra and Brendan are out! I think Sunetra has been fabulous, and I will miss Brendan’s gorgeous choreography.
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Strictly Come Dancing goes global: The Week 10 songs and dances

There are just seven celebrities left in Strictly Come Dancing now, so it's about to get even more intense. But at least this week they get to go travelling - alright, not really, but everyone's dances will be inspired by countries around the world. But what does that mean? Well, we have the song and dance list right here so read on to find out...

Caroline Flack & Pasha Kovalev

Country: Turkey

Dance: Charleston

Song: 'Istanbul' - They Might Be Giants version

Frankie Bridge & Kevin Clifton

Country: USA

Dance: Jive

Song: 'Surfin' USA' - The Beach Boys

Jake Wood & Janette Manrara

Country: Greece

Dance: Argentine Tango

Song: 'Zorba the Greek'

Mark Wright & Karen Hauer

Country: USA

Dance: Salsa

Song: 'Viva Las Vegas' - Elvis Presley

Pixie Lott & Trent Whiddon

Country: Netherlands

Dance: Viennese Waltz

Song: 'Tulips from Amsterdam' - Max Bygraves

Simon Webbe & Kristina Rihanoff

Country: Austria
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New on DVD Blu-ray August 12: 'Locke,' 'The Blacklist,' 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Locke"

What's It About? Tom Hardy stars as a construction foreman who's driving to London to attend the birth of his child. You really shouldn't have stressful conversations on your cell while driving, but Ivan (Hardy) doesn't care. He has to make sure his big job tomorrow goes as planned, confess to his wife that he cheated on her with a co-worker, and coaching the aforementioned co-worker through the premature birth of their baby. Yikes.

Why We're In: Hardy is more than capable of commanding the screen for the entirety of the movie. Although you hear other characters' voices, it's all Hardy, all the time. Who could argue with that?

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Love Streams" (Criterion)

What's It About? John Cassavetes and real-life wife Gena Rowlands star as siblings who turn to each other for support after being left by everyone else in their lives.
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