Ashley Judd Details Sexual Harassment Ordeal at Very First Audition of Career
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Ashley Judd has been fighting back against gender bias and sexual harassment for a long time, she revealed during Univision Communications’ Behind the Camera: Where Diversity Begins panel at the Sundance Film Festival Sunday. The actress, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct last October, revealed that her very first Hollywood audition was a rude awakening to the power dynamics within the industry. “Well, first of all, my first audition yielded a screen test and I was asked to take...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Hugh Masekela, South African Jazz Giant, Dead at 78
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South African trumpeter and jazz musician Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, who had a Number One hit with his version of “Grazing In the Grass,” died Tuesday in Johannesburg after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 78. Apartheid Rock Despite a United Nations boycott, American musicians from Frank Sinatra to Tina Turner still play South Africa In a post on Twitter, the Masekela family wrote: “A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, our hearts beat with profound loss … Hugh’s global...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
‘God of War’ Coming In April
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God of War will be released on April 20th, Sony announced today. Check out a new trailer for the game above.  God of War, though it takes on a new visual and gameplay design, is a direct sequel to 2010’s God of War 3. Sony originally announced the game with an extended gameplay trailer during its 2016 E3 press conference. For the first time, the series will be taken out of ancient Greek mythology, replaced instead with Norse mythology.  In the...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Hear Maren Morris Sing on Vibrant New Zedd Song ‘The Middle’
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After a few days of teasing the track online, EDM artist Zedd has released his new collaboration with Maren Morris and electronic duo Grey, “The Middle.” The song is an infectious earworm that finds Morris straying from her country roots. A synth-heavy verse gives way to a Nineties R&B-indebted, vocoder-driven chorus that recalls Zedd’s recent Alessia Cara collaboration “Stay.” Morris deftly occupies the new, poppy space, hinting at big crossover potential for the Grammy-winning artist in the future. Zedd...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Hear Car Seat Headrest’s Combustible New Version of ‘Cute Thing’
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Car Seat Headrest (Will Toledo) released a revamped version of his 2011 song “Cute Thing.” The original had the shoddy charm of a bedroom recording; the new rendition adds clarity and punch to the drums and piercing guitar.  The sound isn’t the only thing Toledo updated. He tweaks some lyrics, trading in mentions of indie rock star Dan Bejar and the Who’s John Entwistle for shout-outs to Frank Ocean and James Brown. But the primary difference between the two recordings...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Oscars 2018: 5 Takeaways From Today’s Nominations
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The 2018 Oscar nominations dropped this morning, and as Film Twitter picks apart individual categories and nominees, it’s a good time to take a step back and ask: What are the big-picture takeaways here? Are genre movies no longer persona non grata? Are we that much closer to making #OscarsSoWhite a thing of the past? Does the inclusion of a female director and a female cinematographer – and the exclusion of some #MeToo offenders – mean the glass ceiling just...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Slayer Plot Retirement With Final Tour
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After nearly 40 years of having their logo spray-painted walls and, in one instance, carved into human flesh, thrash-metal firebrands Slayer will call it quits. The group will embark on a final tour this summer with support from numerous peers and bands they inspired, including Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. The first leg of the tour, which focuses on North America, kicks off May 10th in San Diego and wraps June 20th in Austin. Tickets go on sale...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
See The War on Drugs’ Rugged Performance of ‘Pain’ on ‘Fallon’
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The War on Drugs demonstrated their trademark mix of weary vocals and highly polished rock during a performance of “Pain” on The Tonight Show on Monday. The single became the band’s first Number One hit last week when it climbed to the top spot on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs Airplay chart. On The Tonight Show, lead singer Adam Granduciel displayed his mastery of late Seventies, early Eighties rock and roll. “Pain” has a crisp backbeat, steady but never pushy, and...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
How Caitlyn Smith Emerged as Next-Level Star on New Album ‘Starfire’
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“You know that feeling of clicking to the top of a roller coaster?” Caitlyn Smith says as she sits in her dressing room a few hours before her live-television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Yeah, we’ll it’s kind of been that feeling all day. Like ‘Here we go. This is really gonna happen!'” The breakout singer-songwriter was speaking to that evening’s monumental performance – which, it should be noted, saw her showcasing some mammoth vocal power on...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
‘What Remains of Edith Finch’: The Knotted Tale of Those Hand-Knit Gloves
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Chelsea Hash fought for Edith Finch’s hands. The technical artist on What Remains of Edith Finch, Hash had her own hands in both production and character design. She lobbied for developer Giant Sparrow to step away from what’s become standard in “walking simulator”–type games—first-person characters whose bodies are off-screen, like in The Fullbright Company’s Gone Home or Jonathan Blow’s The Witness. Edith’s hands — and by extension, her gloves — are the centerpiece of her...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Ann Curry Talks #MeToo on ‘Colbert:’ ‘It’s About Changing the Power Balance’
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Ann Curry discussed the firing of her former Today co-host Matt Lauer and correcting power imbalances in the workplace with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Monday. Curry’s professional relationship with Lauer at Today was strained and Colbert pointed out that he was widely seen as the man behind her ousting from the program in 2012. “It’s no secret that Matt Lauer forced you out of the Today show,” Colbert said. “… With the Time’s Up movement and #MeToo ongoing,...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
See Dierks Bentley’s Bluegrass-Style ‘Woman, Amen’ at Bobby Bones Show
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Dierks Bentley only released his new single “Woman, Amen” last week, but already he’s given the urgent love song a fresh take. Monday night he made a surprise appearance at Bobby Bones’ Million Dollar Show in Nashville to perform a campfire-worthy rendition, which you can watch in the video above. Written by Bentley, Josh Kear, and Ross Copperman, “Woman, Amen” is the first song to be released from his recently announced LP The Mountain. While the studio version builds to...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Britney Spears Plots Final ‘Piece of Me’ Shows With U.S., Europe Tour
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Britney Spears will take her hit Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me, on the road for a short North American tour this summer.  The trek kicks off with a two-night stand at MGM National Harbor in Washington D.C., January 12th and 13th. The tour includes stops in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Atlantic City, New York City and wraps with three nights at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, July 27th, 28th and 29th. Tickets for the Piece of Me tour start to...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
The Smiths’ Mike Joyce Drops Out of Controversial ‘Classically Smiths’ Shows
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UPDATE: The planned “Classically Smiths” shows have been canceled. “In response to recent comments in the press, the planned Classically Smiths events will now no longer be taking place,” Bad Productions’ Joel Perry said in a statement. *** Former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce has dropped out of a series of orchestral concerts after the production company falsely listed his bandmate, Andy Rourke, as a participant. “It is with much regret that I have to announce that I will not be...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
‘Get Out,’ ‘Shape of Water’ Top 2018 Oscar Nominations
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The Shape of Water, Get Out, Lady Bird, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri led the 2018 Oscar nominations, with Guillermo Del Toro’s horror/romance The Shape of Water scoring an impressive 13 nods. 10 Best Movies of 2017 From WWII to the war on America’s free press, a riot-torn Detroit to the Sunken Place – Peter Travers on his Top 10 films of the year All five of the aforementioned films were nominated for Best Picture, a list that also...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Hear Sonic Youth, Negativland Members’ New John Cage Experiment
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Members of Sonic Youth, Negativland and the Flying Lizards have all taken part in a new recording of composer John Cage’s music with pianist Tania Chen. Electronic Music for Piano is a work that Cage wrote in Stockholm in 1964 on hotel letterhead, asking for musicians to play parts of his Music for Piano 4-84 on electronic equipment. What is played is up to the artist. Audio from the recording presents an ominous soundscape of staticky noise, sparse piano and...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Release Psychedelic New Song, Plot Tour
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra released a psychedelic new single, “American Guilt.” Throughout the track, mastermind Ruban Neilson warbles and moans over grimy fuzz guitars and clattering, treble-y drums before the song fades out in a muffled synth swirl. The New Zealand band also announced a world tour launching April 22nd in Northampton, Massachusetts and concluding July 19th in Phoenix, Arizona. Between two legs of North American dates, the trek includes stops in Germany, France, the U.K., Belgium and the Netherlands. Tickets...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Migos: High Times and Heartache With the Three Kings of Hip-Hop
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Offset, Takeoff and Quavo (from left) Theo Wenner for Rolling Stone The hip-hop one-percenter life is a gated mansion in Atlanta that sits on more than two acres and has two Bentleys in front of it, and when you open the front door a cloud of weed smoke punches you in the face. Welcome to the huge, half-empty house owned by Offset of Migos. Some rooms have nothing but clothes on the floor. Some seem to have never been entered....

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Oscar Nominations 2018: When and How to Watch Livestream
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On March 4th, Hollywood will cap off an eventful few months with the 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. And on Tuesday, January 23rd, viewers can tune in to find out which of their favorite actors and films will be up for awards this year, and speculate about who will galvanize the crowds at the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Oscar Nominations 2018: When and How to Watch...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
‘The Mighty Ducks’ Television Series in Development
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The Mighty Ducks may take the ice again as a television series about Disney’s underdog Minnesota hockey team is currently in development. The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘The Mighty Ducks’ Television Series in...

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018
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