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  • Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Fallon 'Word Sneak'

    Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Fallon 'Word Sneak' | VIDEO

    Ricky Gervais' delightful cackle was roaring at full volume during a game of "Word Sneak" with Jimmy Fallon on Monday's Tonight Show. The game where host and guest casually try to slip certain words into conversation started...

    June 3, 2014 11:05 AM ET
  • Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Reaches Two Billion YouTube Views

    Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Reaches Two Billion YouTube Views | ARTICLE

    It's one small step for man, one giant horse-y dance for mankind. K-Pop sensation Psy's viral smash "Gangnam Style" has become the first video to hit 2 billion views on YouTube. Yup, that means a viewership equivalent...

    May 31, 2014 11:29 AM ET
  • Is There a Link Between Metal Bands and a Country's Wealth?

    Is There a Link Between Metal Bands and a Country's Wealth? | ARTICLE

    If we're going to play the word association game with "heavy metal," immediate responses would probably veer towards "dark," "sad" and "working class." But according to a new study from City Lab and the Martin...

    May 29, 2014 6:00 PM ET
  • Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso Form New Band

    Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso Form New Band | ARTICLE

    Former Swedish House Mafia cohorts Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso will release a new album together under the name Axwell Λ Ingrosso, and are set to debut new music when they perform for the first time at

    May 29, 2014 5:50 PM ET
  • Pharrell Defends 'Blurred Lines,' Grills Host on 'Naughty Thoughts'

    Pharrell Defends 'Blurred Lines,' Grills Host on 'Naughty Thoughts' | ARTICLE

    Pharrell addressed the controversy surrounding the lyrics and video of his and Robin Thicke's 2013 super-smash "Blurred Lines" during an interview on Channel 4 News, saying he didn't think the line "I know you...

    May 29, 2014 4:30 PM ET
  • Marilyn Manson to Play White Supremacist in 'Sons of Anarchy'

    Marilyn Manson to Play White Supremacist in 'Sons of Anarchy' | ARTICLE

    Marilyn Manson will have a recurring role on the upcoming season of FX's hit biker drama, Sons of Anarchy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The musician will portray a fittingly outrageous character:...

    May 29, 2014 3:50 PM ET
  • Danny McBride Returning to HBO With 'Vice Principals'

    Danny McBride Returning to HBO With 'Vice Principals' | ARTICLE

    Kenny Powers may have hung up his cleats and jet-skied into the sunset, but Danny McBride is far from done with HBO. The cable network has picked up Vice Principals, a new comedy from the Eastbound and Down star and...

    May 29, 2014 12:04 PM ET
  • New Douglas Adams Bio to Include Unseen 'Hitchhiker's Guide' Material

    New Douglas Adams Bio to Include Unseen 'Hitchhiker's Guide' Material | ARTICLE

    A new excerpt from a deserted draft of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novel, along with a score of previously unseen material, will be published in an upcoming biography of the author, The Guardian...

    May 29, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • Hulu Eyes 'Community' for Sixth Season

    Hulu Eyes 'Community' for Sixth Season | ARTICLE

    Don't give up on six seasons and a movie just yet: Community may live again on Hulu, with Deadline reporting the streaming service is in talks with the show's producer, Sony Pictures TV,...

    May 29, 2014 9:37 AM ET
  • Russia Launches Alternative to Eurovision After Drag Queen Wins

    Russia Launches Alternative to Eurovision After Drag Queen Wins | ARTICLE

    Russia is actually acting on their outrage over Eurovision's bearded drag queen champion, Conchita Wurst, with the defense ministry staging their own song contest, which they're calling, "an alternative to bearded Eurovision," Billboard...

    May 27, 2014 4:50 PM ET
  • Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Due to Political Turbulence

    Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Due to Political Turbulence | ARTICLE

    Taylor Swift has canceled what would have been her first show in Thailand following a military coup in the country last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm sending my love to the fans...

    May 27, 2014 4:10 PM ET
  • Bill Murray Surprises Bachelor Party with Impromptu Speech

    Bill Murray Surprises Bachelor Party with Impromptu Speech | ARTICLE

    It's a list that grows longer by the day, but Bill Murray has given us one more reason to love him unconditionally. Over the weekend, the actor delivered a funny, heartfelt, impromptu speech to friends of a...

    May 27, 2014 3:00 PM ET
  • Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground Booed Off Stage

    Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Underground Booed Off Stage | ARTICLE

    Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, Pizza Underground, was served an unfortunate combo of boos and beer cans during a set at the Dot to Dot Festival in Nottingham, England, according to the

    May 27, 2014 2:05 PM ET
  • Kanye West Blasts Media, Praises Kim Kardashian in Wedding Speech

    Kanye West Blasts Media, Praises Kim Kardashian in Wedding Speech | ARTICLE

    Kanye West sprinkled a little bit of ranting into an otherwise emotional, devotional speech after marrying Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy over the weekend, according to Us Weekly. While he toasted...

    May 27, 2014 1:25 PM ET
  • Steve Perry Sings First Gig in Decades

    Steve Perry Sings First Gig in Decades | VIDEO

    UPDATE: Perry joined Eels onstage for the second time this week on Saturday, May 31st during the band's show at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. He sang four songs: Eels' "It's a Motherfucker," Sam Cooke's "Only...

    May 27, 2014 11:50 AM ET
  • Watch Chris Martin Join Kings of Leon

    Watch Chris Martin Join Kings of Leon | VIDEO

    After Coldplay took the main stage at BBC Radio One's 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow on Saturday, Chris Martin returned the following day to assist Kings of Leon on a rendition of Because of the Times'...

    May 27, 2014 10:35 AM ET
  • Tenacious D Combine Jokes and Jams for 2014 Festival Supreme Lineup

    Tenacious D Combine Jokes and Jams for 2014 Festival Supreme Lineup | ARTICLE

    Tenacious D have corralled an impressive lineup of musicians and comedians for the 2014 iteration of their Festival Supreme, including Cheech and Chong, Metalocalypse rockers Deathklok, the Workaholics bros and recent Saturday Night Live alums Fred Armisen...

    May 27, 2014 10:20 AM ET
  • John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to Headline L.A. Budweiser Made in America

    John Mayer, Imagine Dragons to Headline L.A. Budweiser Made in America | ARTICLE

    John Mayer and Imagine Dragons will headline Los Angeles' inaugural Budweiser Made in America Festival, set to take place Labor Day Weekend (August 30th and 31st) at Grand Park. The festival will also feature...

    May 22, 2014 4:15 PM ET
  • First Trailer for 'Magic in the Moonlight'

    First Trailer for 'Magic in the Moonlight' | VIDEO

    It's a veritable battle of wits and wiles in the first trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, Magic in the Moonlight. Set in the 1920s, the movie stars Colin Firth as Stanley, a magician who sets out...

    May 22, 2014 3:25 PM ET
  • Destiny's Child 'Say Yes' to Reunion

    Destiny's Child 'Say Yes' to Reunion | ARTICLE

    The ladies of Destiny's Child have joined forces again, with Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland providing vocals on Michelle Williams' new EDM-tinged gospel number, "Say Yes." Below, you can take a listen to "Say Yes," which...

    May 22, 2014 1:25 PM ET
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