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Marty Stuart on Making Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’

Marty Stuart on Making Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’
Marty Stuart’s led a willfully charmed life. As an 11-year-old, he met hit singer Connie Smith at a concert he attended, and told his mom he’d marry Smith some day (he did). He hit his career stride at 13 playing virtuoso mandolin and guitar with bluegrass architect Lester Flatt; he joined Johnny Cash’s band (and married his daughter Cindy) in the Eighties, became a solo hitmaker in the Nineties, and an expansive Americana standard-bearer in the 2000s. Stuart’s also one of the world’s foremost country experts
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James Wan’s Untitled Atomic Monster Feature Adds Maddie Hasson

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James Wan’s Untitled Atomic Monster Feature Adds Maddie Hasson
Exclusive: Maddie Hasson has joined the cast of James Wan’s untitled Atomic Monster Film (Aka Silvercup) in a key role.

She joins the current cast which includes Annabelle Wallis, Jake Abel and George Young. The pic reps a return for Wan to his indie horror/thriller roots. Pic’s storyline is under wraps. It will shoot in Los Angeles at the end of September, a recipient of the Independent California Film Rebate.

The project is being independently financed by Starlight Media and Midas Innovation, which is distributing in China. New Line, which has a long history with Wan on his Conjuring franchise and upcoming Mortal Kombat (which Wan is producing), will release the pic in the rest of the world. Wan is producing with Michael Clear with a story by Wan and Ingrid Bisu.

Hasson currently stars in Doug Liman’s critically-acclaimed, genre-bending YouTube Originals action/thriller series Impulse,
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Warren Zevon deserves 2020 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [Poll Results]

Warren Zevon deserves 2020 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [Poll Results]
It’s been a long while since a male solo artist has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And according to results from our recent poll, the one you most want for induction in 2020 is the late Warren Zevon. He narrowly defeated such rock heavyweights as George Michael, Phil Collins and Todd Rundgren in our poll.

Shockingly, no male solo artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the past two years. This astounding fact follows several years of voters catching up on such artists as Neil Diamond (2011), Donovan (2012), Peter Gabriel (2014), Randy Newman (2013), Lou Reed (2015), Steve Miller (2016), Cat Stevens (2014) and Bill Withers (2015).

We also recently offered very popular polls about which rock group you wanted next (won by The Doobie Brothers) and which female artist you would choose.

Here are the final poll results for the dozen men in our poll:

Warren Zevon
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll: Which snubbed male artist should finally be inducted in 2020?

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll: Which snubbed male artist should finally be inducted in 2020?
Shockingly, no male solo artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the past two years. This astounding fact follows several years of voters catching up on such artists as Neil Diamond (2011), Donovan (2012), Peter Gabriel (2014), Randy Newman (2013), Lou Reed (2015), Steve Miller (2016), Cat Stevens (2014) and Bill Withers (2015).

It’s not for a lack of choices, however. Our new poll below offers 12 male artists who have been snubbed for years despite being eligible for induction. Vote for the one man you feel most deserves to be selected for the 2020 ceremony.

We also recently offered very popular polls about which rock group you wanted next (won by The Doobie Brothers) and which female artist you would choose.

Here are descriptions of the dozen men in our poll:

Bryan Adams

Eligible since 2004. Top songs include “Cuts Like a Knife,” “Heaven,” “Run to You,” “Summer of ’69.”Nominated for 15 Grammy Awards with one win.
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James Wan's New Horror Movie, aka Silvercup: Cast and Details

David Crow Kayti Burt Joseph Baxter Sep 5, 2019

James Wan’s next film, before helming Aquaman 2, will be a mysterious new horror movie at New Line.

James Wan is at an interesting place in his career. While he proved his action movie bonafides several years ago with the stressful production of Furious 7, it was last year that he managed to successfully launch a new superhero franchise with a wild premise and little in the way of a popular shared universe to fall back on. Nevertheless, Aquaman was gonzo, bubblegum fun that grossed about $1.2 billion at the box office. So, in theory, he could do anything he’d want next. Which makes news that he’s returning to horror so intriguing.

The revelation came out of a rather cryptic announcement than Wan is locked in to direct a currently untitled horror movie set up at Warner’s New Line Cinema
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Maddie Hasson (‘Impulse’) on playing a sexual assault survivor with ‘extraordinary ability’ and a ‘raw nerve’ personality [Exclusive Video Interview]

Maddie Hasson (‘Impulse’) on playing a sexual assault survivor with ‘extraordinary ability’ and a ‘raw nerve’ personality [Exclusive Video Interview]
Maddie Hasson was drawn to “Impulse” because she found the protagonist, Henrietta “Henry” Coles, to be “really interesting, especially for a young female character.” Based on the book series by Steven Gould, the YouTube Originals series centers on a teenager who discovers she possesses powers of teleportation following a sexual assault. A version of this story was previously filmed by Doug Liman as the 2007 film “Jumper.” The filmmaker then brought the show to the streaming network and directed the pilot episode. Watch our exclusive video interview with Hasson above.

See Lauren LeFranc interview: ‘Impulse’ showrunner

The actress describes Henry as “a very lonely person. She’s always on her own. I liked her because she’s like a raw nerve. She’s very angry, real and harsh. I liked seeing that in a young female character because I think so often young adult TV shows can get caught up … in being likable.
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Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Series to Release Massive Soundtrack

Just ahead of the September 15th premiere of the eight-part PBS documentary Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns, Legacy Recordings will unveil musical highlights from the 16-and-a-half-hour series with a deluxe five-cd set spanning the history of the genre.

The impressive track list represents artists featured in each of the series’ episodes, from the first stars of the genre, such as the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, to influential acts from the latter half of the 20th century, including Randy Travis and the Judds. The set will be released Friday,
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Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross Unite for Beatles ‘White Album’ Tour

Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross Unite for Beatles ‘White Album’ Tour
Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross and Todd Rundgren are teaming up with former Chicago singer Jason Scheff and Badfinger guitarist Joey Molland for the It Was 50 Years Ago Today tour celebrating the Beatles White Album. (Let’s just ignore the fact that the album came out 51 years ago.) The show will mix in their own hits along with songs from the White Album.

The fine print on the tour poster reads “not affiliated or endorsed by the Beatles individually or collectively,” but many of the artists on the bill do have Beatle connections.
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Hear Hank Williams’ Rare Performance of ‘Lost Highway’ Off New Box Set

Hear Hank Williams’ Rare Performance of ‘Lost Highway’ Off New Box Set
In the spring of 1949, Hank Williams had his first Number One hit with “Lovesick Blues” and made his final appearance on the Louisiana Hayride. He would then join the Grand Ole Opry, where he made his triumphant debut that June, shortly after his son, Hank Jr., was born. In October of that monumental year for the entertainer, Williams began hosting his first syndicated radio program, The Health & Happiness Show. In honor of the show’s upcoming 70th anniversary, BMG will release both a two-cd and three-lp vinyl set containing the
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Joker Trailer Arrives, Joaquin Phoenix Is DC's Clown Prince

Joker Trailer Arrives, Joaquin Phoenix Is DC's Clown Prince
It was just yesterday that we passed along the first poster for The Hangover and Due Date co-writer-director Todd Phillips' gritty Joker origin film starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck aka The Clown Prince of Crime. That poster came to us from Phillips himself over on Instagram, and in his post, he promised us that the powers that be behind the scenes at Warner Bros. and DC would be dropping the teaser trailer on all of our heads today. And low and behold the director is a man of his word as today we have, you guessed it, the teaser trailer for Joker!

This teaser obviously gives us our first look at Phillips' new "dark and gritty" character study of the man who would be Joker. Set in Gotham City way back in 1981, Phillips' version of Batman's ultimate super-villain starts out as the rather simple tale of a
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See Josh Turner, Sonya Isaacs Cover Hank Williams’ ‘I Saw the Light’ at Grand Ole Opry

See Josh Turner, Sonya Isaacs Cover Hank Williams’ ‘I Saw the Light’ at Grand Ole Opry
There are two places where country hitmaker Josh Turner no doubt feels most at home. One is in the realm of gospel music and the other is the Grand Ole Opry. Turner has been an official Opry member since October 2007 and recently returned to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the site of the wintertime Opry at the Ryman performances, to deliver a gospel classic with significant ties to the long-running radio show.

Joined onstage by Sonya Isaacs, a member of one of contemporary gospel music’s most distinguished family acts,
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Josh Turner on Hank Williams, Alan Jackson and Country Gospel

Josh Turner on Hank Williams, Alan Jackson and Country Gospel
Josh Turner pauses as he enters the backstage hallway of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, taking time to say hello and chat with Grand Ole Opry crew members as he makes the short journey to his dressing room for the evening.

In just a few hours, Turner will make an appearance on the Opry, which relocates to the Ryman — its full-time home from 1943 to 1974 — during the winter months. It’s a building that has witnessed substantial country music history, and Turner became a part of that history when he gave his
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Rock Hall of Fame 2019: Todd Rundgren's Beatle Battles

Tony Sokol Oct 20, 2018

Todd Rundgren had a loving history with the band that taught him almost everything he knew about music.

Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2019 nominee Todd Rundgren is a musicians' musician who consistently puts art in front of fame. A True Star, which is also the title of his 1973 album, he broke onto the scene with two romantic pop classics, "Hello, It's Me" and "I Saw the Light" off his third album Something/Anything?; explored the intricate maneuverings of prog rock with his band Utopia, and scored one of his most and least recognizable songs just banging on a drum all day. Rundgren never shied from referencing his musical influences, or ripping down his own idols. Ten years after The Beatles proclaimed "All You Need Is Love," Rundgren confirmed the message when Utopia's Oops! Wrong Planet closed with "Love Is the Answer." But not all Todd's encounters with the Beatles were loving.
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Rock Hall 2019 Nominees Announced

Tony Sokol Oct 9, 2018

Tell me something good, Cleveland. The Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2019 nominees vie for trip to Brooklyn.

No sleep til Brooklyn, the Beastie Boys proclaimed. And after more than a few all-nighters, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the nominees for the Class of 2019. Rufus & Chaka Kahn, Rage Against the Machine, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, the Cure, Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Roxy Music, John Prine, MC5, Radiohead, and the Zombies are all eligible for induction at the March 29, 2019, ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y., at Barclays Center, according to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame web site. The winners will be announced in December.

To be eligible this year, each nominee's first single or album had to have been released in the year 1993 or earlier.

Stevie Nicks is on the ballot for the first time as a solo artist. Nicks was
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Josh Turner Announces Gospel Album ‘I Serve a Savior’

Josh Turner Announces Gospel Album ‘I Serve a Savior’
Josh Turner, whose 2003 debut single “Long Black Train” was a nod to his gospel-music roots, will release a full-length album showcasing songs of faith next month. Due out October 26th, the South Carolina native’s I Serve a Savior will include hand-picked hymns, new original material and live versions of Turner’s inspirational tunes.”

Also of special note is a live version of “The River (of Happiness),” a song written by Turner’s wife Jennifer and their eldest son, 11-year-old Hampton. The track also features vocal assistance from all four of the Turners’ young sons.
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‘It Chapter Two’: Xavier Dolan & Will Beinbrink Cast In New Line Sequel

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‘It Chapter Two’: Xavier Dolan & Will Beinbrink Cast In New Line Sequel
Exclusive: Xavier Dolan and Will Beinbrink have landed supporting roles in New Line Cinema’s It Chapter Two, which will once again be directed by Andy Muschietti.

The sequel portrays the kids, members of the Losers’ Club, who were tormented by Pennywise, as adults. James McAvoy plays Bill, Bill Hader is Richie, Jessica Chastain is Beverly, James Ransone is Eddie, Andy Bean is Stanley, Jay Ryan is Ben, and Isaiah Mustafa is Mike. Bill Skarsgard returns as Pennywise.

Dolan will be playing the role of Adrian Mellon. In the Stephen King novel, Mellon was a gay man living in Derry who was attacked by bullies which led to his demise at the hands of Pennywise. Beinbrink will play Tom Rogan who, the book and the 90s miniseries, was Beverly’s abusive lover.

Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee and Dan Lin return as producers. The screenplay is written by Gary Dauberman.

Contrary
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Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops

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Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops
Fall is the season of Real-People movies — the biopics that often fuel Oscar hopes. Recent weeks brought “The Battle of the Sexes,” “Stronger,” and “Victoria & Abdul” and there’s more than a dozen to come, including “Marshall,” “The Post,” “Darkest Hour,” and “The Current War.” There’s good reason to believe that a biopic might produce awards. In the last five years, 28 of the 100 Oscar acting nominees played real-life characters, as did four of the 20 winners. But when it comes to the box office, the odds aren’t as kind.

Read More:With ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Darkest Hour’ Showing Strong, Will Churchill-Heavy Britpics Storm the Oscars?

Since 2012, there have been about 100 biopics including hits like “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” and “Julie and Julia.” But while recent years featured real-life characters and stories in some of the biggest non-franchise hits, the format may have reached a saturation point.

Last year,
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Joely Fisher on ‘Growing Up Fisher’: Details About the ‘Cathartic’ Memoir She Wrote After Her Sister Carrie Fisher’s Death

Joely Fisher on ‘Growing Up Fisher’: Details About the ‘Cathartic’ Memoir She Wrote After Her Sister Carrie Fisher’s Death
Actress Joely Fisher will reveal the painful struggles and glorious highs that came with being a child of Hollywood royalty in her upcoming memoir, Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures, which she was inspired to write following the unexpected death of her sister, Carrie Fisher.

“I’m a storyteller and everyone in this family expresses themselves through writing to get through life’s milestones,” the 49-year-old told People exclusively about her decision to write the book, which comes out Nov. 14. (See below for the exclusive cover reveal.) “ was of course instigated by the loss of my sister… It
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9 GIFs That Prove Criminal Minds' Luke and Penelope Are Meant to Be

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I spent a lot of years thinking that Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) were meant to be together on Criminal Minds. I mean, he called her Baby Girl more often than not, and she turned to him for everything, but then he went and married someone else. But then Adam Rodriguez joined the show as Luke Alvez, and it was like I saw the light. From day one, Garcia gives him a hard time about being the new guy, but he never gives up on her. From bantering constantly to eventually opening up to each other, everything these two have done just proves that they are absolutely meant to be together, and if the Criminal Minds writers don't make it happen when season 13 starts back up this month, I will be very unhappy. Just look at these GIFs and tell me they wouldn't make the cutest couple ever.
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Elizabeth Olsen On Watching Tom Holland Watch ‘Avengers’ Footage, ‘Wind River’ And ‘Ingrid Goes West’ [Interview]

It’s gone slightly under the radar, but after a few underwhelming efforts Elizabeth Olsen is hitting a peak point in her career. After her breakthrough in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” six years ago, she starred in a number of forgettable indies (“Liberal Arts,” “I Saw The Light”) and a summer blockbuster most viewers probably don’t remember she was even in (“Godzilla”). She was fortunate enough to land the role of Wanda Maximoff aka The Scarlet Witch in Marvel StudiosAvengers: Age of Ultron,” however, and reprised her role in the very well received “Captain America: Civil War” a little over a year ago.

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