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  • Westeros 101: 'Game of Thrones' Taught in College Seminar

    Westeros 101: 'Game of Thrones' Taught in College Seminar | ARTICLE

    For four weeks this summer, students at the University of Virginia will delve into one of the most sprawling and beloved literary sagas of all time: Nope, not Homer's Odyssey, but Martin's Game of Thrones.

    July 22, 2014 5:15 PM ET
  • Hear Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J's 'Ninja Turtles' Track 'Shell Shocked'

    Hear Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J's 'Ninja Turtles' Track 'Shell Shocked' | ARTICLE

    Like Vanilla Ice before them, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign are paying tribute to Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael in the form of a ear-busting new track, "Shell Shocked," which will appear...

    July 22, 2014 4:25 PM ET
  • Eric Clapton Taps John Mayer, Mark Knopfler for New JJ Cale Covers

    Eric Clapton Taps John Mayer, Mark Knopfler for New JJ Cale Covers | ARTICLE

    UPDATE: iTunes is now streaming Clapton's album on First Play.  Eric Clapton is at the helm of two new collaborative tracks from The Breeze, his upcoming tribute to the late blues legend, JJ Cale,...

    July 22, 2014 2:35 PM ET
  • Zach Galifianakis Recreates National Doc

    Zach Galifianakis Recreates National Doc | VIDEO

    The National's Mistaken for Strangers turned out to be less of a traditional rockumentary than a fascinating portrait of two brothers who couldn't be less alike. Now, Zach Galifianakis has his heart set...

    July 22, 2014 1:05 PM ET
  • Jack White's Third Man Records Starts Publishing Wing

    Jack White's Third Man Records Starts Publishing Wing | ARTICLE

    Jack White's Third Man Records will officially launch its new publishing wing, Third Man Books, with the August 5th release of their first commercially available book, Language Lessons: Volume 1, a new box set...

    July 22, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • Billy Joel to Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize

    Billy Joel to Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize | ARTICLE

    Billy Joel will receive the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which, each year, honors the career of one musician and their dedication to "promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of...

    July 22, 2014 10:45 AM ET
  • 'Fight Club' Sequel to Be Published as Comic Book Series Next Year

    'Fight Club' Sequel to Be Published as Comic Book Series Next Year | ARTICLE

    Nearly a decade after Fight Club blew minds and established strict "no talking" rules, author Chuck Palahniuk is working a sequel that will be published in May 2015 as a 10-issue comic book series for Dark Horse...

    July 22, 2014 9:05 AM ET
  • Tom Petty: Rolling Stones Were 'My Punk Music'

    Tom Petty: Rolling Stones Were 'My Punk Music' | ARTICLE

    Tom Petty called the Rolling Stones "my punk music" during an interview with CBC, crediting the British rockers with convincing him — and thousands of other aspiring American musicians at the...

    July 17, 2014 5:10 PM ET
  • Elaine Stritch, Broadway Star and '30 Rock' Fan Favorite, Dies at 89

    Elaine Stritch, Broadway Star and '30 Rock' Fan Favorite, Dies at 89 | ARTICLE

    Beloved actress Elaine Stritch, a Broadway legend who in recent years earned attention for a brilliant recurring role on 30 Rock, died Thursday in her home in Birmingham, Michigan, The New York Times reports. She was 89.

    July 17, 2014 3:08 PM ET
  • 'The Simpsons' Live Show With Orchestra Coming to Hollywood Bowl

    'The Simpsons' Live Show With Orchestra Coming to Hollywood Bowl | ARTICLE

    The Simpson family has been everywhere over the course of 25 years and more than 500 episodes, but this September they'll appear live on stage for the first time. The Simpsons Take the Bowl will hit the Hollywood Bowl...

    July 17, 2014 1:22 PM ET
  • Rolling Stones Light Up Europe in Tour Vid

    Rolling Stones Light Up Europe in Tour Vid | VIDEO

    The Rolling Stones just wrapped up their epic "14 on Fire" European tour, which found them traversing 15,000 miles and playing for a combined 782,000 fans over the course of 14 sold out concerts....

    July 17, 2014 12:45 PM ET
  • Weird Al Gets 'Handy' in Iggy Azalea Spoof

    Weird Al Gets 'Handy' in Iggy Azalea Spoof | VIDEO

    "Weird Al" Yankovic has already corrected your grammar and foiled the Illuminati this week — now he's here to fix your dishwasher. In the latest video from his new album, Mandatory Fun, the prince...

    July 17, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • Bryan Cranston to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in 'All the Way' for HBO

    Bryan Cranston to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in 'All the Way' for HBO | ARTICLE

    Bryan Cranston will bring his Tony-award winning portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson to HBO as the network has secured the broadcast rights to the hit Broadway show, All the Way, according to

    July 17, 2014 9:29 AM ET
  • Watch Grateful Dead Jam for Upcoming Movie

    Watch Grateful Dead Jam for Upcoming Movie | VIDEO

    The Grateful Dead will march back into theaters across the country on Thursday, July 17th when their annual "Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies" series returns with a special screening of a never-before-seen...

    July 16, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Gerard Way Never Saw My Chemical Romance Going Past 'Black Parade'

    Gerard Way Never Saw My Chemical Romance Going Past 'Black Parade' | ARTICLE

    Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way admitted in an interview with NME that he never saw his beloved emo outfit continuing past their third album, 2006's The Black Parade, but...

    July 15, 2014 5:45 PM ET
  • R. Kelly to Release House Music Album

    R. Kelly to Release House Music Album | ARTICLE

    R. Kelly will bring his musical talents to the world of house music, telling a crowd at the Chosen Few DJs Picnic in Chicago that he was at work on a new album inspired by...

    July 15, 2014 4:45 PM ET
  • Arcade Fire, Drake Make Polaris Prize Shortlist

    Arcade Fire, Drake Make Polaris Prize Shortlist | ARTICLE

    Arcade Fire and Drake are among the 10 acts with albums shortlisted for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, the prestigious award given each year to the artist behind the Canadian Album of the Year.

    July 15, 2014 2:38 PM ET
  • Hodor Is Embarking on a 'Game of Thrones'-Themed DJ Tour

    Hodor Is Embarking on a 'Game of Thrones'-Themed DJ Tour | ARTICLE

    With Game of Thrones' fourth season officially wrapped, one fan favorite character has found a pretty good way to bide his time until winter comes back around: Hodor — AKA actor Kristian Nairn — will embark...

    July 15, 2014 2:15 PM ET
  • Weird Al Shows Off Big Dictionary in Robin Thicke Parody 'Word Crimes'

    Weird Al Shows Off Big Dictionary in Robin Thicke Parody 'Word Crimes' | ARTICLE

    Hard as it may be to imagine, but there are certain things in this world more grating and ubiquitous than Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines": Persistent spelling and grammar errors. Fittingly, "Weird Al" Yankovic has...

    July 15, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Anne Hathaway Breakdances for Jenny Lewis

    Anne Hathaway Breakdances for Jenny Lewis | VIDEO

    Jenny Lewis has tapped Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson to help her with a big task: bringing back track suits and stomping all over gender norms. The four women star in the wonderful new video...

    July 15, 2014 10:05 AM ET
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