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The remaining Monkees announced a farewell tour

In September, the last living Monkees, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz, will hit the road for what they say is their farewell tour after 55 years. From a press release: "The Monkees Farewell Tour" will feature songs that span the band's entire career – from their 1966 self-titled debut album to 2016's Good Times! — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, TV, News, Monkees, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith


"What would move a man to say you have to play it 840 times to be complete?"

Garry Moore asks John Cale in this 1963 episode of "I've Got a Secret":  How cerebral TV game shows were back then!I'm noticing this today because I was emailed by Jeff Gee, who'd read this post of mine about a 24-hour-long film montage. He said: I am reminded of Erik Satie's "Vexations," which has the notation "In order to play the theme 840 times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, and in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities." Turns out 840 times = 18 h...
Tags: Music, TV, Law, Wikipedia, Time, Wiki, John Cale, Cale, Erik Satie, Satie, Waffles, Ann Althouse, Markley, Jeff Gee, Garry Moore


"The reality TV ordeal of a Russian who joined a Chinese boy band show by accident – and made it to the final despite urging fans to vote him off – has finally ended..."

"... after nearly three months. Vladislav Ivanov, a 27-year-old from Vladivostok, was kicked out of the Produce Camp 2021 on Saturday after viewers ignored his pleas to leave and backed him all the way to the final. Ivanov, who speaks Mandarin, joined the show as a Chinese translator. But he said he was invited to sign up as a contestant after the directors noticed his good looks.... He appeared to regret his decision almost immediately but could not leave without breaching his contract. His l...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Law, China, Netflix, Xi Jinping, Pop Culture, Slavery, American Idol, Howard Stern, Worst, White, Communist Party, Reuters, Smiling, Keaton


Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S OP Song Teased in Energetic CM

15 seconds of the song for Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S‘s opening sequence has been teased through a TV CM, yet again advertising the cute dragon series and likely entertaining those who enjoy reveling in music used for anime shows. The short TV CM shows off Fhana’s “Ai no Supreme!” and sets it to […]
Tags: Music, Comedy, TV, OP, Anime, Dragons, Kobayashi, Oppai, Oshiri, Image Gallery, Maids, Kyoto Animation, CM, Maid Dragon, Fhana


Watch Debbie Harry and Kermit the Frog sing together

In 1981, the great Debbie Harry of Blondie joined the great Kermit the Frog on The Muppet Show to sing the latter's iconic song "The Rainbow Connection." Below are two other performances from that same episode. Open Culture quotes Muppets creator Jim Henson's son Brian: …I was in high school and my father knew that Debbie Harry was, like, the biggest thing in the world to me. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, TV, News, Muppets, Brian, Kermit, Blondie, Debbie Harry, Jim Henson, New Wave


Watch The Monkees' auditions for the TV series (1965)

Above, from 1965, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones's screen tests for The Monkees. From Wikipedia: In September 1964 Davy Jones was signed to a long-term contract to appear in TV programs for Screen Gems, make feature films for Columbia Pictures and to record music for the Colpix label. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, TV, News, Monkees, Davy Jones, Columbia Pictures, Mike Nesmith Micky Dolenz Peter Tork, Monkees From Wikipedia


3 ‘American Idol’ singers from Southern California are getting another chance on the show

“American Idol” will throw a curveball into the contest on Monday, April 19 when 10 singers who competed on the TV show a year ago will sing for a chance to crash the Top 10 this year. Among the 10 would-be comeback kids are three singers from Southern California: Nick Merico, 25, of Woodland Hills, Olivia Ximenes, 17, of Menifee, and Makayla Phillips, 18, of Temecula. The other two Southern California singers from “Idol” 2020, Jonny West, 24, of Murrieta, and Sophia James, 21, of Long Beach are...
Tags: Music, TV, Hollywood, Abc, Disney, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hawaii, American Idol, Philadelphia, Demi Lovato, Orange County, Southern California


How 1974-era LA transformed music, movies and pop culture in ‘Rock Me On The Water’

Writer Ronald Brownstein had a pop culture epiphany while driving home from a political gathering at producer Norman Lear‘s house. It struck Brownstein that Lear’s groundbreaking shows like “All in the Family” arrived on TV just as movie classics “The Godfather” and “Chinatown” hit theaters and the Los Angeles music scene of Joni Mitchell and the Eagles flourished on the radio and in record stores. It was all here in one place, at one moment. “I remember thinking on the way home, like, wait a mi...
Tags: Books, Music, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Jack Nicholson, La, Norman Lear, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Atlantic, Soccer, Warren Beatty, Nashville


Sharon Osbourne to Receive Up to $10 Million After She Was Forced to Quit “The Talk” Amid Racism Allegations

Sharon Osbourne will reportedly receive a payout from CBS worth anywhere from $5 to $10 million after she was forced to quit The Talk amid allegations of her being racist to other co-hosts. “Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision [to leave the show],” one source told Page Six. More below: A different source said that, under her departure agreement, Osbourne is not only getting big bucks, but she is free to speak out. “Sharon w...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Money, Britain, Piers Morgan, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, The Talk, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Morgan, Leah Remini, Sharon, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert


WATCH: Tiffany Haddish Cries After Finding Out She Won a Grammy

Tiffany Haddish became very emotional after she found out she’d won a Grammy … and it all happened while she was live on set filming an episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things. Via HuffPo: The comedian shared an emotional video on Twitter late on Sunday, just hours after she was awarded the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for her work on “Black Mitzvah.” In the video, Haddish is filming “Kids Say the Darndest Things with Tiffany Haddish” and hears in her earpiece from a producer that she’s won the ...
Tags: Videos, TV, Celebs, Instagram, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Jazz, Whoopi Goldberg, Grammys, Ava, United States of America, Lauren, Kids Say The Darndest Things, Tiffany Haddish, Haddish, Grammys 2021


Cynthia Erivo “Chain of Fools” Cover Released for Genius: Aretha

Cynthia Erivo “Chain of Fools” cover released for Genius: Aretha On the heels of hosting a special virtual premiere for the third installment in the true drama anthology series, National Geographic and Rhino Records have unveiled a special cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” from Genius: Aretha performed by star and Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo. The special cover can be heard in the player below or purchased here! RELATED: National Geographic Unveils Premiere Date & Trailer for Geniu...
Tags: Music, TV, Movies, Aretha Franklin, People, Atlantic, Oscar, TV News, Albert Einstein, Warner Music, Antonio Banderas, Einstein, Oj Simpson, Imagine, Picasso, Atlantic Records


Take a trip back to November 29, 1965 with this pristine color copy of the music show Hullabaloo

NBC's Hullabaloo aired for a little over a year, but during its short life it featured some great musical guests. In this episode you can see performances by The Byrds, Jackie DeShannon, David Winters, Chad & Jill, and Paul Revere & The Raiders. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, TV, News, Nbc, Paul Revere, Hullabaloo, The 1960s, The Sixties, Jackie DeShannon David Winters Chad Jill


Joanne Rogers, concert pianist who was married to TV’s Mister Rogers, dies at 92

By Mark Kennedy | Associated Press  Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children’s TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. No cause of death was given. “Fred Rogers Productions is deeply saddened by the passing of Joanne Rogers,” according to a statement from the center. “The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she conti...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, TV, News, Daughter, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Obituaries, Sheldon Adelson, Classical Music


Danny Boyle is directing a new biopic miniseries about the Sex Pistols

Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) is directing a six episode biopic about punk pioneers the Sex Pistols. Titled "Pistol," it's based on the book "Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol" by the band's guitarist Steve Jones. "Imagine breaking into the world of 'The Crown' and 'Downton Abbey' with your mates and screaming your songs and your fury at all they represent," Boyle said in Variety. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, TV, Downton Abbey, News, Punk, Danny Boyle, Steve Jones, Boyle


“Insecure” to End After Upcoming 5th Season

After four critically acclaimed seasons on HBO, the upcoming fifth season of Insecure will be its last, as the show is set to end. Deadline reports: “Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept faith in us to see our vision through the end,” co-creator and star Issa Rae told Deadline today of the Emmy nominated comedy she executive produces with Prentice Penny. “We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it th...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Jazz, Insecure, Issa, Prentice, Issa Rae, Amy Gravitt, Alexander Hodge, Issa Prentice Melina


“That ’70s Show” Actress Tanya Roberts’ Rep Says She’s Still Alive After Initially Saying She Died

Actress Tanya Roberts is still alive … despite an initial report saying she’d died. It was previously reported that Roberts died Sunday (Jan. 3) at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles after collapsing at her home while walking her dogs on Christmas Eve and was rushed to the hospital and placed on a ventilator. Roberts is best known for her role as a “Bond Girl” and portraying the character Midge (Donna’s mom) on That ‘70s Show. The actress’s rep, Mike Pingel, initially “confirmed” her death and...
Tags: Wtf, TV, Celebs, Movies, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Pop Culture, Jazz, Roberts, Lance, Tanya, R.I.P, Rumor Control, Really, Celebrity Deaths, Pingel


Favorite Media of 2020

For the 11th consecutive time (previously: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019), here’s my massive look-back at all my favorite things that I consumed over the past year. As always, this is limited to things that were released in 2020, and it’s of course HIGHLY subjective — this is not a round-up of the best media of 2020, but rather a look back at stuff I really enjoyed this past year, because I like the exercise of doing it. And that of course means there’s plen...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Top 5, Games, Music, Japan, TV, Podcasts, Film, Youtube, Web, Magazines, James Bond, Tokyo, Anime, PJ Harvey


Tamar Braxton Says She Tried to Kill Herself Because Her 7-Year-Old Son Logan “Deserved Better”

Tamar Braxton opened up about her suicide attempt in a speak peek of her interview with Taraji P. Henson. In an exclusive clip from ET of Tamar’s interview on the actress’ new Facebook Watch show Peace of Mind With Taraji, Tamar revealed exactly what was going through her mind when she decided to attempt suicide, saying that her 7-year-old son Logan Herbert would be better off without her. “Logan was the reason why I made that decision,” Tamar explained to Taraji as she broke down into tears. “I...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Jazz, Taraji P. Henson, Logan, Tamar, Downtown Los Angeles, Taraji, Tamar Braxton, Ritz Carlton Residences, Facebook Watch, Trina Braxton, David Adefeso, Logan Herbert


“Steel Magnolias,” “Monster’s Ball,” “Ray” Actress Carol Sutton Dead at 76 From COVID-19

Actress Carol Sutton—best known for her appearances in films such as Steel Magnolias, Monster’s Ball and Ray, among many others—died Friday morning (Dec. 1) due to complications from COVID-19. She was 76. The New Orleans native, born in 1933, was also known for her TV roles in shows like American Horror Story, True Detective, Claws, and Queen Sugar. More recently, she appeared on HBO’s Lovecraft Country. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement Friday praising the theater, film and T...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Celebs, Movies, Entertainment, Pop Culture, New Orleans, Jazz, Ava Duvernay, Ray, Sutton, Treme, R.I.P, Celebrity Deaths, Jane Pittman, LaToya Cantrell


Holly Robinson Peete Says Donald Trump Called Her the N-Word on “Celebrity Apprentice”

Holly Robinson Peete recently took a trip down memory lane and recalled a moment in which she claims President Donald Trump called her the n-word while on the set of his Celebrity Apprentice reality show. Peete, who competed on The Celebrity Apprentice 3 (Season 9) in 2009, made the not-so-shocking claim during an interview on The Karen Hunter Show on SiriusXM. She explained that she went on the show after being asked by producer Mark Burnett to help raise money for her charity. Peete said prior...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Racist, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald, Mark Burnett, Omarosa, Holly, Bret Michaels, BURNETT, Celebrity Apprentice, HRP, Holly Robinson Peete


Will Smith Reunites With “Fresh Prince” Cast, Including O.G. Aunt Viv, in Reunion Show Trailer

It’s the reunion we ALL have been waiting for. Will Smith released the trailer for the highly anticipated Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion this morning, and it’s everything and then some! The reunion special—which will debut next Thursday (Nov. 19) on HBO Max—brings the Banks family back together 30 years after the sitcom’s debut. “These are the people who made me the man I am today,” Smith wrote in an Instagram post Friday (Nov. 13). “And I couldn’t let this day go by without marking the occasio...
Tags: Videos, Hbo, TV, Celebs, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Will Smith, Smith, Janet Hubert, Hubert, Bel Air, Viv, James Avery Uncle Phil, NBC Smith


“Jeopardy!” Host Alex Trebek Dead at 80 After Battling Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

2020 just keeps on 2020-ing, as it’s been reported that the revered and beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has died at the age of 80 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. From TMZ: A “Jeopardy!” spokesperson tells TMZ, “Jeopardy is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends.” The TV icon died Sunday surrounded by friends and family at his home. Alex had been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer since announcing the new...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Nbc, Entertainment, Atlanta, Cnn, Canada, Pop Culture, Jazz, Truth, Alex, Alex Trebek, Matthew, Levin, Harvey Levin, University of Ottawa


The Best Alternative Streaming Services You Can Still Try Out For Free

You’re probably spending more time at home right now, and maybe you’re looking for a new streaming service to try—preferably without paying, at least until you decide to commit. Netflix and Disney+ have ditched their free trials, but there are plenty of other music and movie streaming services you can try out without…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Music, TV, Science, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Desktop


Lizzo: “I’m Sick of Being an Activist Just Because I’m Fat and Black!”

Lizzo says she’s sick and tired of her activism being put in a box. The Grammy Award-winning plus-sized singer appeared on season three of David Letterman’s Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and the pair discussed a range of topics, including her activism. Via NYDN: The “Truth Hurts” singer is an outspoken social and political activist who is also a prominent advocate for body-positivity and self-care. In a short clip from her interview with Letterman, Lizzo explained why she c...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Instagram, Activism, David Letterman, Los Angeles, Netflix, Vogue, Pop Culture, Jazz, Prince, Detroit, Letterman, Atlantic Records, Celebrity Interviews, Lizzo


LisaRaye Says Stacey Dash Brought Security to “Single Ladies” Set After Their Heated Confrontation

LisaRaye McCoy has revealed new details regarding that explosive “fight” she had with Stacey Dash years ago while on the set of VH1’s Single Ladies. Via TooFab: While LisaRaye McCoy has talked about one especially tense confrontation between the two actresses on set of the show in the past, she revealed new details during an appearance this week on the Hustling with Vivica A. Fox podcast. “At first she was real cool,” McCoy began in an exclusive clip from the upcoming episode. “I’m just going to...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Drama, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Vh1, Stacey Dash, Dash, Single Ladies, Stacey, Stacy, McCoy


Watch Nine Inch Nails perform on "Dance Party USA" c.1989

Dance Party USA was a 1980s music TV show airing on the USA Network that featured teen pop artists of the time lip-syncing their hits. In 1989, Nine Inch Nails's first album Pretty Hate Machine was gaining steam in the alt.rock — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, TV, News, Dancing, Usa Network, Down In It, Dance Party USA


Da Brat “Surprised” Her Sister LisaRaye for Her Birthday After Not Speaking for Months, And Lisa Went All the Way OFF!

It was a family reunion for DaBrat and LisaRaye McCoy on Monday night’s (Sep. 28) episode of Cocktails With Queens on Fox Soul … but things didn’t go as well as one might expect. Da Brat hasn’t spoken to her big sister in months. So she, for whatever reason, thought it would be a good idea to surprise Lisa for her 53rd birthday and wish her a Happy Birthday live on camera. The only problem is that Lisa was clearly NOT here for it, and let it be known that she still feels some type of way about f...
Tags: Videos, TV, Celebs, Long, Pop Culture, Jazz, Lisa, Brat, Syleena Johnson, Da Brat, Vivica A. Fox, Claudia Jordan, LisaRaye, Family Drama, Well Damn, Fox Soul


Watch the Velvet Underground's John Cale on "I've Got A Secret" TV game show in 1963

While the maestro John Cale is best known as a founder of the Velvet Underground, his association with the group followed Cale's deep involvement with the avant-garde classical music scene. During the early 1960s, Cale performed with John Cage, La Monte Young, Tony Conrad, and many others, and pioneered the drone/minimalist sound that continues to… Read More
Tags: Post, Music, TV, Television, News, Game Shows, John Cale, Cale, Avant-Garde, John Cage La Monte Young Tony Conrad


Apple One bundles multiple Apple services together for a lower price — here's a full breakdown of plans and features

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple Apple One is a new program that combines multiple Apple subscription services into a single monthly payment plan for a discounted price.Three Apple One subscription tiers will be offered at launch: Individual ($14.95/month), Family ($19.95/month), and Premier ($29.95/month).Apple One includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage; Premier subscribers will also get Apple New...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Apps, Music, UK, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Apple TV, Features, Jennifer Aniston, Streaming, Steve Carell, Lg, Icloud


LHHATL’s Tommie Lee Says 50 Cent Blocked Her After She Asked Him for Role on Power: “He’s Such an A**hole!”

Former Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Tommie Lee has a bone to pick with 50 Cent for refusing to give her a role on Power or any of its spin-offs. “Everybody knows that I want to be on Power,” Tommie said during a recent Instagram live session. “But I absolutely HATE 50 Cent!” She continued: “All I said was… I had DM’d him, I said, ‘You know what?’ I got an idea for Power, I got an Idea for Power. I should be Ghost girlfriend. Let me just throw that out there.” Tommie said her request resulted in F...
Tags: Videos, TV, Celebs, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, 50 Cent, Tommie, LHHATL, Tommie Lee, Instagram Live, Power (TV Show, Tommie Lee Says 50 Cent, Power Tommie



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