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  • Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Improv Show

    Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Improv Show | VIDEO

    Back in 1999 two upstart comedians, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey, "accidentally" booked the same stage at Chicago's legendary Second City. So they decided to share the spotlight, performing their shows simultaneously: Dratch delivered a one-woman play...

    July 24, 2014 3:36 PM ET
  • The Inevitable, Unfortunate Porn Parody of 'Weird Al''s 'UHF' Arrives

    The Inevitable, Unfortunate Porn Parody of 'Weird Al''s 'UHF' Arrives | ARTICLE

    Thirty years into his career, "Weird Al" Yankovic has finally received two of the biggest honors a proprietor of pop parody can receive: His first ever number one record, and a parody of his own...

    July 24, 2014 1:44 PM ET
  • Elvis Presley's Guitar, Library Card for Sale at Graceland Auction

    Elvis Presley's Guitar, Library Card for Sale at Graceland Auction | ARTICLE

    Elvis Presley's Martin D-28 guitar, 1976 Cadillac Seville and a personal copy of the original script for his first movie Love Me Tender are among a slew of items up for auction at the first 

    July 24, 2014 1:20 PM ET
  • Stevie Nicks Details Release Plan for New Solo Album '24 Karat Gold'

    Stevie Nicks Details Release Plan for New Solo Album '24 Karat Gold' | ARTICLE

    Stevie Nicks may have spent much of 2013 touring with Fleetwood Mac and celebrating the 35th anniversary of the group's landmark LP Rumours, but the frontwoman still found time...

    July 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • Watch the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer

    Watch the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer | VIDEO

    The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has arrived in all its scintillating, hyper-sexualized glory. Though if you're hoping for a montage of steamy footage from the boudoir and/or BDSM dungeon, you'll have to settle for a...

    July 24, 2014 11:05 AM ET
  • Weezer Go 'Back to the shack' on 'Tonight'

    Weezer Go 'Back to the shack' on 'Tonight' | VIDEO

    Weezer brought a whole lot of 1994 — complete with crunchy riffs, "woo-ooh-ooh"'s and, of course, the lightning strap — to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, where they christened their new track, "Back to...

    July 24, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • 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
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