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Bruno Mars reveals 'Unorthodox Jukebox' cover art and track listing

Bruno Mars reveals 'Unorthodox Jukebox' cover art and track listing

We don't think that's him on the cover

Bruno Mars, who scored a knock-out punch as both the host and musical guest on last week’s “Saturday Night Live,” has released the cover art and track listing for “Unorthodox Jukebox,” his new album coming out Dec. 11. And it’s unorthodox to say the least.

The cover shot features a gorilla up against an old jukebox--- the kind that still played 45s. Sadly, we can’t tell what tunes are in the jukebox or what selection the gorilla is seeking, but it’s intriguing.There is a song on the album called "Gorilla," so maybe all will become clear later.

"Locked Out Of Heaven," the first single from "Unorthodox Jukebox," rises to No. 15 on this week's Billboard Hot 100.  Mars and his partners in the songwriting production team The Smeezingtons (Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine) executive produced the album. The Smeezingtons partners with other producers, including Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson, and Diplo, on the 10-track set.

Are we the only one who wants a banana now? 

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"Unorthodox Jukebox" tracklisting:

1) Young Girls
2) Locked Out Of Heaven
3) Gorilla
4) Treasure
5) Moonshine
6) When I Was Your Man
7) Natalie
8) Show Me
9) Money Make Her Smile
10) If I Knew


 

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<p>Psy</p>

Psy

Credit: AP Photo

Does Psy finally knock Maroon 5 out of the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100?

Rihanna scores her 23rd top 10 with 'Diamonds'

It’s the same old song on the Billboard Hot 100 this week as Maroon 5’s “One More Night” and Psy’s “Gangnam Style” hold at No. 1 and 2, respectively, for the fifth straight week.

It’s sweet justice for Maroon 5, who were locked out of the No. 1 spot earlier this year when Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” held “Payphone” at in the No. 2 spot for five weeks.

Fun.’s “Some Nights”rises one spot to No. 3, while Taylor Swift’s former No. 1,  “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” also slides up one to No. 4. Ke$ha’s Die Young”  gallops to No. 5 in its fourth week of release, up from  No. 8

Rounding out the bottom half of the top 10 are Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me” featuring Big Sean and Alex Clare’s “Too Close,” which hold at No. 6 and No. 7. Rihanna’s “Diamonds” rises 11-8, making it the singer’s 23rd Top 10 hit.

Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)” leaps 12-9 and Pink’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” slides 9-10.

Swift’s “State Of Grace,” the final track released from “Red” prior to the album’s Monday release, bows at No. 13, while Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” is locked out of the top 10, but at No. 15, it won’t be locked out for long.

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<p>.fun in &quot;Carry On&quot;</p>

.fun in "Carry On"

Credit: Fueled By Ramen

Watch: fun.'s drinky 'Carry On' video arrives as band announces tour dates

Further proof that fun. love musicals

The band fun.'s "Carry On" always sounded like a drinking, transitional song from a musical. In their music video for the track, the band took the cue.

The three-piece pop-rockers take to the New York city twilight and to its pubs for shots and grinning shenanigans for the track, which is the third single from "Some Nights" (after solar eclipse "We Are Young" and the title track). The musical vibe is only helped by Nate Ruess' incessant suspender urges and everybody's textbook definition of "boyish charm." Where's the conflict for the second act?

The clip arrives in time for fun.'s tour dates announcement. The headlining stint starts Jan. 23 and runs through Feb. 16 and is a continuation of the group's fall/winter trek, many dates to which are already sold out. Tickets for the new shows -- excluding big 'uns like Radio City Music Hall -- go on sale on Oct. 26.

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<p>Gary and Will of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Gary and Will of "The Amazing Race"

Credit: CBS

Interview: Gary & Will talk 'The Amazing Race'

Why it was important for the Super-Fans to respect the locals
If love for "The Amazing Race" were all it took to win "The Amazing Race," Gary Wojnar and Will Chiola would have had a longer and more successful run this season.
 
Instead, the two self-described Super-Fans capitalized on errors by other teams or errors by the cabbies driving other teams to narrowly escape three Legs, but on the fourth Leg, slowness finally got the best of Will & Gary.
 
In this week's exit interview the two Michigan substitute teachers and lifelong friends discuss how they prepared to fulfill their "Amazing Race" dream, what they learned about the realities of the "Amazing Race" experience and what they wish they'd seen and done.
 
They also discuss one of this season's running "Amazing Race" tropes, that of contestants blaming locals for their various failures.
 
Click through for the full conversation...
 
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John Goodman at the NYFF world premiere of "Flight"
John Goodman at the NYFF world premiere of "Flight"
Credit: AP Photo/Jason DeCrow/Invision

Interview: John Goodman on 'Argo,' 'Flight,' Eastwood and awards season wagging the dog

The actor is more prolific than ever

NEW YORK -- It's not like John Goodman hasn't been working consistently enough for a couple of decades, but the last two years have shown a stunning proliferation by anyone's measure. Last year he was featured in two eventual Best Picture nominees -- the Oscar-winning "The Artist" and Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" -- as well as a recurring role on TV's "Community."

This year he's following that up with roles in a trio of awards season hopefuls ("Argo," "Flight" and "Trouble with the Curve") as well as some voice work in Henry Selick's "ParaNorman," while 2013 will bring the antagonist of "The Hangover: Part III," some more voice work in the much-anticipated Pixar sequel "Monsters University" and his fifth collaboration with the Coen brothers ("Inside Llewyn Davis").

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2013 Best Supporting Actress Oscar Contenders: From Anne Hathaway to Sally Field

2013 Best Supporting Actress Oscar Contenders: From Anne Hathaway to Sally Field

How wide open is the category this year?

Now it's time for the supporting ladies. The actresses who usually steal the movie out from under their leading lady or gentleman co-stars.  And unlike the past few years, 2012 seems to be something of a wide open race at the moment.

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<p>Taylor Swift's &quot;Begin Again&quot;</p>

Taylor Swift's "Begin Again"

Watch: Taylor Swift finds amour in Paris in new 'Begin Again' video

Singer learns to love again

The City of Lights lives up to its reputation as the most romantic city in the world in Taylor Swift’s lovely, low-key video for “Begin Again.”

[More after the jump...]

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<p>Mae Whitman and Matt Lauria on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Mae Whitman and Matt Lauria on "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'I'll Be Right Here'

Kristina's surgery and Max's election happen at the same time

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I ask if you want tea...

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<p>Damon Wayans Jr. and Sinbrad on &quot;Happy Endings.&quot;</p>

Damon Wayans Jr. and Sinbrad on "Happy Endings."

Credit: ABC

The Morning Round-Up: 'New Girl' & 'Happy Endings'

Jess and Cece fight, Schmidt buys Nick a cookie, and Max tries to 'Misery' Penny

It's morning round-up Time, with reviews of last night's "New Girl" and the "Happy Endings" season 3 premiere, coming up just as soon as I look like a monkey from a Russian cracker ad...

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<p>Leonardo DiCaprio in &quot;Django Unchained.&quot;</p>

Leonardo DiCaprio in "Django Unchained."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Roundup: Is 'Django' dressed up for a costume Oscar?

Also: James Cameron to return to earth, and Seth Macfarlane's Oscar chances

In case you'd never noticed, Quentin Tarantino makes pretty snappily dressed movies. From the monochrome suits of "Reservoir Dogs" to the Bride's mustard tracksuit in "Kill Bill," the man knows the iconic power of a garment. The Academy's costume branch has never shared his taste -- not even, surprisingly enough, when he went all period on their asses in "Inglourious Basterds." Chris Laverty wonders if the jazzy-looking "Django Unchained" wardrobe, designed by former nominee Sharen Davis, could finally break their resistance: he touches on her research for the project, and the relevance of the film's narrowly pre-Civil War setting. [Clothes On Film]

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<p>George Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov at the New York premiere of &quot;Argo.&quot;</p>

George Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov at the New York premiere of "Argo."

Credit: AP Photo/Marion Curtis

George Clooney poised to break an Oscar record with 'Argo'

A Best Picture nod would make the star a nominee in six different categories

On a slow news day for awards pundits, my mind got to wandering -- as is the rather tragic wont of awards pundits' minds -- to matters of trivia and statistics. When a colleague asked me to provide him with a list of the 2012 Oscar nominees that can, even at this early stage, be set in stone, one of the few titles I could comfortably jot down for inclusion, of course, was "Argo." Its current, widely perceived status as the Best Picture frontrunner isn't unassailable, but there are no grounds on which one can doubt its nomination: critically and commercially proven, popular in the industry, with no weaknesses in sight, it's officially in the black, as it were.

That means Ben Affleck can add at least one nomination -- well, with Best Director, almost certainly two -- to an Oscar record sheet that has remained unmarked since his joint screenplay win for "Good Will Hunting" 15 years ago. Win or lose, it's a happy turn of events for a career many thought was headed for punchline status a decade ago. But he's not the only major Hollywood star for whom an "Argo" nod would represent a milestone: some guy called George Clooney stands to make history with the film.  

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Charlie Hunnam, Kim Coates and Joel McHale on "Sons of Anarchy"

Charlie Hunnam, Kim Coates and Joel McHale on "Sons of Anarchy"

Credit: FX

'Sons of Anarchy' recap: 'Toad's Wild Ride' (with Gemma at the wheel)

Joel McHale guest stars on another eventful episode

Jax: "She's a goddamn trainwreck."
Nero: "She's still your mother ... Women like your mom, they don't do so good without family."

It's been a very Jax-centric season of "Sons of Anarchy" so far, but Clay and Gemma took the reins tonight while Jax was mostly just trying to keep up.

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