Entertainment

Carpool Karaoke With Adele [VIDEO]

I just love these. From the Guardian: By now, there is a good chance you have seen the YouTube video of James Corden and Adele singing songs together in a car. Thanks to endless shares and retweets on social media this morning, the video is currently inescapable. About 100,000 people an hour are viewing it. Someone could upload a video …

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2016 Oscar Nominations Announced

The Revenant led this morning’s 2016 Oscar nominations with 12 nods. At age 25, Jennifer Lawrence became the youngest to win a fourth nomination. From the Washington Post: The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning. In acting categories, many of the same stars who were honored during the Golden Globes on Sunday were nominated, including Brie …

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Actor Alan Rickman Dies At Age 69

The Guardian reports: Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of …

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SPOILER: American Horror Story: Hotel Finale

Last night American Horror Story: Hotel, which stars Lady Gaga in a Golden Globes-winning turn as a sort of vampire, aired its season finale. Dive in and dish the oddly touching development for Tony winner Denis O’Hare’s Liz Taylor character.

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Taiwanese Animators On David Bowie [VIDEO]

YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators abandoned their usual snark and bombast for a comparatively somber tribute to David Bowie. Watch below.

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David Bowie Dies Of Cancer At Age 69

Well, fuck. The BBC reports: Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer. His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said, asking for privacy for his family. …

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Ricky Gervais Riffs On Caitlyn Jenner And Sean Penn In Golden Globes Awards Opening [VIDEO]

The Guardian: ‘I’m going to be nice tonight’ promises Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais in his opening speech at this year’s ceremony in Los Angeles. The actor, comedian and Hollywood bête noire left the film and television industries’ biggest stars gasping in shock, delight and discomfort as he poked fun at everyone from Caitlyn Jenner to Jennifer Lawrence to Roman …

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TRAILER: Elvis & Nixon

This actually looks pretty good. Via Indie Wire: How do you make an entire movie about a one-day visit to the White House by an aging rock n’ roll icon and the Commander-In-Chief of the U.S.? Well, that’s what filmmaker Liza Johnson tries to pull off in “Elvis & Nixon,” the true story of the morning of December 21, 1970, …

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TRAILER: The Crown

Another treat for the Anglophiles. The Verge reports: Netflix is sharing a few new trailers on stage at its CES 2016 keynote, and they’re just starting to hit YouTube for the benefit of viewers who aren’t there in person. The first trailer premiered is for The Crown, a period drama about the British royal family in the 20th century helmed …

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Kemar Jewel – Vogue Ball Tango [VIDEO]

JMG reader and Philadelphia entertainer Rudy Flesher tips us to this vogue take on Chicago’s Cell Block Tango, which comes from the same choreographer who gave us 2014’s Voguing Train. Watch below.

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TRAILER: Viva

Clip recap: VIVA stars Héctor Medina as Jesus, a young hairdresser working at a Havana nightclub that showcases drag performers, who dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), Jesus finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when his estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) abruptly reenters his life, his world is quickly …

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Star Wars Closes In On All-Time US Record

Some time this week it’s likely that Star Wars will become the #1 domestic grossing film of all time. The Associated Press reports: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year’s weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday. In …

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SPOILER: Downton Abbey Season 6 Debut

The final season of Downton Abbey has already concluded in the UK, but it just launched last night in America. Season 6 picks up in 1925, so there’s hardly any time jump from season five. Dive in and dish the continuing intrigue. British readers, hold your tongues, please.

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Of Oz The Wizard [VIDEO]

Here’s the full Wizard Of Oz, but re-edited to present every word of dialogue in alphabetical order. The title is a clue to how things go. More than a little hypnotic, although I admit my eyes were crossing by the letter “F.” Spoiler: The movie ends with “zipper.”

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Singer Natalie Cole Dies At Age 65

Well, damn. Via the New York Daily News: Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65. “Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year’s …

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Aretha Franklin Brings Down The House In Kennedy Center Honors Tribute To Carole King [VIDEO]

All hail the Queen of Soul! Hail, yeah. Carole King’s reactions are priceless. Vulture recaps: Aretha Franklin graced the Kennedy Center Honors stage to pay tribute to Carole King, one of six honorees this year. Aretha received that same honor more than two decades ago, but if you think she deserved it then, hoo boy, just look at her now: …

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Downton Abbey Creator Endorses Hillary [VIDEO]

Cue up the poutrage machine, Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Fellowes, a Tory member of the House Of Lords, admits that most might expect him to side with the Republicans, but says, “Hillary Clinton seems a more convincing world politician.” He adds: “She has a grasp of the political language, while some of the others seem …

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Bill Cosby Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate reports: Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault more than a decade after a former Temple University employee told police the comedian drugged and violated her at his home near Philadelphia. It’s the first criminal charge against Cosby over his conduct with women, which has received new scrutiny in the past year. The Montgomery County prosecutor …

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The Three Degrees – TSOP / Dirty Ol’ Man [VIDEO]

Backed by a full orchestra, 70s disco divas The Three Degrees performed a medley of their hits last week at the Max Proms in the Netherlands. The group is due to release a tribute to Philly soul/disco which includes covers of hits by The O-Jays, The Trammps, McFadden & Whitehead, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and more. Their lineup …

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Glee Star Mark “Puck” Salling Arrested For Child Porn

TMZ reports: “Glee” star Mark Salling has just been arrested for possessing child porn, TMZ has confirmed. We’re told the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force obtained a warrant and served it Tuesday morning, as first reported by the TV show “Crime Watch Daily.” We’re told cops searched Salling’s computer at his Sunland home and found hundreds of images. …

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