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There’s a bumper crop of albums coming this summer and fall, based on several new releases announced over the past 24 hours. Here’s a round-up of what’s coming soon listed chronologically:

Jason Mraz, “Yes,” July 15
The singer/songwriter has a knack for releasing songs that take up residency at radio and do not move, such as “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up.”  The new album, his first since 2012, features Mraz teaming with Raining Jane for an acoustic, intimate set covering such topics as love, faith, healing, environmental stewardship. A tour kicks off in August. First single, "Love Someone," is out now.

"Yes" track listing:

    1.    Rise
    2.    Love Someone
    3.    Hello, You Beautiful Thing
    4.    Long Drive
    5.    Everywhere
    6.    Best Friend
    7.    Quiet
    8.    Out Of My Hands
    9.    It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
    10.    3 Things
    11.    You Can Rely On Me
    12.    Back To The Earth
    13.    A World With You
    14.    Shine


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Hypnotic Eye,” July 29
TP&H return with their first album in four years and it will be a rocker, or so Petty told us when we interviewed him last month. All the cuts are upbeat rockers, Petty says. Furthermore, Rolling Stone described it as a “decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums. Look for the band to delve into the new material on a U.S. arena tour that starts Aug. 3 and features Steve Winwood as opening act.

Jenny Lewis, “The Voyager,” July 29
The beloved former Rilo Kiley and Watson Twin member’s third solo album, and first in six years, will be extremely personal. The set deals with the death of her estranged stepfather and the death of Rilo Kiley. Among the producers on the set, are Ryan Adams, Beck, Johnathan Rice , and Mike Viola. "Making The Voyager got me through one of the most difficult periods of my life," said Riley, who took off 2013 from writing to tour with the Postal Service. "After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn't sleep for five straight nights. Many of the songs on The Voyager came out of the need to occupy my mind in the moments when I just couldn't shut down.”

The Voyager track listing:
 Head Underwater
She's Not Me
Just One Of The Guys
Slippery Slopes
Late Bloomer
You Can't Outrun 'Em
The New You
Aloha & The Three Johns
Love U Forever
The Voyager

Maroon 5, “V,” Sept. 2
Adam Levine-led group’s fifth album promises to be a strong hooky pop/rock outing with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin onboard. Following Levine’s joining “The Voice” as a judge, the band has a bit of a resurgence with 2012’s “Overexposed,” which included hits “One More Night,” “Payphone,” “Love Somebody” and “Daylight.”  Jesse Carmichael, who took a hiatus for a few years, rejoins the band. First single coming this summer.

The Madden Brothers, "Greetings From California...," Oct. 7
So Good Charlotte is apparently no more for real. Joel and Benji Madden, the only members of Good Charlotte we bet you can name, have formed a new a band, the cleverly titled Madden Brothers, and moved to Capitol Records. First single, "We Are Done," comes out June 2. The album features two sides: The first side is sunny, upbeat pop rock, produced by Eric Valentine, while side two is more acoustic, Southern, retro '70s rock, produced by Joe Chiccarelli.

Counting Crows, “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” Fall 2014
The Adam Duritz-led band, which has been somewhat M.I.A. since 2008’s “Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings,” comes back with a new album and a new label home this fall Until then, the band will be on tour June through August.

 

 

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Review: 'Beautiful Youth' is a lovely exercise in minor-key heartbreak
Credit: Cannes Film Festival

Review: 'Beautiful Youth' is a lovely exercise in minor-key heartbreak

Sometimes, simple is fine

CANNES -- This is my third year attending Cannes, and I'm starting to get a sense for what kind of films their programmers are drawn to, which is true of every festival. Sundance has a specific character, SXSW has its identity, Toronto feels like nothing else, and Fantastic Fest is the dangerous, drunken, knife-wielding cousin to all of them. Cannes has a soft spot for a certain kind of social drama and a sort of extreme naturalism. "Hermosa Juventud" is exactly the sort of film I expect to see when I attend this festival, and as such, it's a relatively strong example.

Jamie Rosales is the writer/director of the film, and his greatest strength as a filmmaker is how invisible his touch is. The film is fairly delicate. It never goes for the big melodramatic move, even though there's plenty of opportunity. Even the synopsis for the film in the Cannes catalog leans more heavily on a plot hook than the actual film does. Rosales seems far more interested in simply capturing the way life slowly but surely lands on us than in any traditional ideas about story arc.

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Colin Firth kicks actual butt in first trailer for Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'
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Colin Firth kicks actual butt in first trailer for Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

Vaughn's working with Mark Millar again, and to great effect, it seems

Colin Firth… action hero?

That's been the most intriguing prospect of Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service," based on another Mark Millar series, since Firth was first announced for the cast last year.

Now that we've got an actual trailer for the movie, I'm in. I find that Matthew Vaughn is an enormously divisive filmmaker, and I have peers who routinely lambast me for enjoying his work. I don't care. I like his sensibilities. I think he has a very dry subversive streak, a fondness for the rude, and he loves many of the same things I do about action movies in general. Hooking up with Mark Millar has led him down a very particular path, and I can see a sort of progression from "Kick-Ass," where a kid decides he wants to try to be a real-life superhero with no powers, to this film, where a kid is recruited to go to what looks like a deadly Hogwarts for British spies.

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Report: 'The Shield’s' Michael Jace confessed to killing his wife

Report: “The Shield’s” Michael Jace confessed to killing his wife
The LA Times reports that Jace admitted shooting his wife to the police. TMZ had reported earlier that Jace called 911 and said “I shot my wife.” PLUS: Jace was reportedly having financial problems.


NBC wins the 2013-14 season among younger viewers, CBS wins in total viewers
The Peacock captured the 18-49 demo crown for the first time in 10 years.


ABC is set to win its 1st May sweeps in 14 years
ABC has finished first in the demo the past five weeks.


Elisabeth Moss welled up filming “Mad Men” dancing scene, says she’s avoiding watching this season
"It was definitely emotional,” Moss says. "It's a very easy thing, in a way, for Jon and I to do, because we are very old friends and we are very close and comfortable with each other.” Moss hasn’t been watching the show lately because "I don't watch the show while we're filming. It's too weird for me. I can't watch the show and then go to work a few hours later, while I'm still playing the character. And it sucks, because I don't get to enjoy the show in a way that a lot of people do. I want to watch it! I'm a fan of it."


“Six Feet Under’s” Lauren Ambrose joins USA’s “Dig”
She’ll be part of the event series from “Heroes’” Tim Kring and “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff.


Kristen Bell to host the CMT Music Awards
She’ll host solo for the first time after co-hosting with Toby Keith in 2012 and Jason Aldean in 2013.


Watch George R.R. Martin explain “Game of Thrones” to a confused fan
Martin is participating in Conan O’Brien’s “I Got This” program.


“Louie” pays homage to Jim Jarmusch’s “Stranger Than Paradise”
Louis CK has previously said he’s a fan of the 1984 cult classic.


Jimmy Fallon helped “The View” get through its first day without Barbara Walters
He sent the show 20 pizzas.


Watch a preview of “The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?”
Here’s Nat Geo’s follow-up to the "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us,” also narrated by Rob Lowe.


“Bachelorette” alum Chris Bukowski talks about crashing this year’s “Bachelorette" party
"I almost got on as a contestant, but it was too late,” Bukowski tells Ryan Seacrest.


Disney Channel renews “Jessie”
The children’s show will be back for a 4th season.

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Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith rock Cannes on Tuesday
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Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith rock Cannes on Tuesday

'Lost River' also stars 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s' Iain De Caestecker

One of the most anticipated films at the Cannes Film Festival this year is Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River," starring "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks. The neo-noir reunites Gosling with his "Place Beyond the Pines" co-stars Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn, although Gosling is staying behind the camera. "River" also stars Matt Smith ("Doctor Who), Iain De Caestecker ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") and Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna"). The gang descended on Cannes for a photo call on Tuesday, with the world premiere following later this week.

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Maya Rudolph's NBC variety show gets solid ratings

Maya Rudolph's NBC variety show gets solid ratings
“The Maya Rudolph Show” attracted 7.2 million viewers, winning the 10 pm hour and topping “The Bachelorette," thanks to its “Voice” lead-in. She did, however, shed 21% of her viewers after the first half hour.


Jimmy Fallon is taking “The Tonight Show” on the road next month to Orlando
Fallon will film “The Tonight Show” at Universal Studios from June 16-19.


Watch the “Girl Meets World” opening credits
We’re just five weeks away from the “Boy Meets World” spinoff.


Spike TV will combine tattoos with psychology on “Ink Shrinks"
Spike’s latest tattoo programming, this in the form of a special, will use a team of artists and psychologists to create a tattoo as a form of healing — a tattoo that the client won’t see until it’s done.


“The Maya Rudolph Show” was a mess that couldn’t distinguish itself from “SNL"
"There was nothing spectacularly terrible about 'The Maya Rudolph Show,’” says Pilot Viruet. "Some songs went too long and some sketches fell flat, but nothing too egregious happened. As a whole, though, it was boring, full of shoddy writing, and not worth talking about the next morning. It’s hard not to compare the show to 'Saturday Night Live.' Rudolph even mentioned her seven-year tenure on that show in her first song.” PLUS: It relied more on familiar names than good writing, it was an extended “SNL” spoof of a variety show, it was dated yet joyous, watch highlights, and there’s no reason to make a variety show these days.


St. Louis Rams, with the NFL’s first openly gay player, doesn’t want to be on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”
“I think it’s unlikely,” head Coach Jeff Fisher says. “We are eligible, but I think it’s highly unlikely they’d ask us to do it. I think this organization has a right to go through training camp with some normalcy.”


Neil Patrick Harris unveils his “Choose Your Own Autobiography” cover
“You are the star in N.P.H.’s life story!”


Arsenio Hall launches a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 billion to buy the L.A. Clippers
So far, Hall has raised just over $1,000 of his goal on Indiegogo.


John Oliver makes his own GM ad
Check out the “Last Week Tonight” commercial.


Letterman shows off his passports
Check out Dave through the years, starting with his 1979 passport.


“Merriam-Webster” adds “Selfie” and “Catfish” to the dictionary
The “Catfish” team responded to the news by posting a selfie: "“Never in a thousand years could we have imagined what a phenomenon Catfish would become,” they said. PLUS: Oxford English Dictionary gives a shoutout to “Sherlock,” and a “Catfish” star is the new face of Jay Z’s Rocawear.


Master P shopping a reality show
The rapper’s family will star in a show he’s pitching to BET, VH1 and Oxygen.

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<p>Fabrizio Rongione and Marion Cotillard in &quot;Two Days, One Night.&quot;</p>

Fabrizio Rongione and Marion Cotillard in "Two Days, One Night."

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Review: Marion Cotillard is the soul of slender, stirring 'Two Days, One Night'

The Dardennes aren't on top form, but their first star collaboration clicks

CANNES - There are few faces -- individual, honest-to-God faces -- in the movies today quite like that of Marion Cotillard, her startling beauty assembled from oddly sized, quizzical features that mightn't hang quite right on anyone else's bones. She looks like no one else, and yet never quite resembles herself on screen either: it's a face that different angles and contexts can turn from silken to sallow, hunter to hunted, goddess to guttersnipe. It is, in other words, the closest thing to a character actor's face that a cover girl can have.

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"The Maya Rudolph Show"

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TV Ratings: 'Maya Rudolph Show' tops 'The Bachelorette' premiere on Monday

'Dancing' and 'The Voice' lead the regular Monday split

Fast National ratings for Monday, May 19, 2014.

The latest installment of "The Bachelorette" got off to a so-so start on ABC Monday, losing a huge chunk of its "Dancing with the Stars" lead-in and also losing to NBC's "The Maya Rudolph Show" special.

It's unclear if the OK numbers for "The Maya Rudolph Show" will inspire NBC to do more, though. While "The Bachelorette" squandered much more of the overall audience from its "Dancing" lead-in, it held onto more of its 18-49 lead-in and avoided the steep drop-off that plagued "The Maya Rudolph Show." And, proving the "Bachelorette" audience is the "Bachelorette" audience, the premiere did the same numbers as last year's launch, which came without a "Dancing" lead-in.

As per usual, NBC topped the night in the key demographic, while ABC led overall.

Among other notables, FOX got another week of "24: Live Another Day" declines, though the "Bones" finale was steady with last week. On the CBS comedy from, the "Mike & Molly" finale rose in viewers but dipped in the key demo, while "Friends with Better Lives" was up week-to-week even after being canceled.

On to the numbers...

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Review: Ryan Gosling's directorial debut 'Lost River' drowns in all that ruined beauty
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Review: Ryan Gosling's directorial debut 'Lost River' drowns in all that ruined beauty

As first films go, it's pretty but familiar fare

CANNES -- Ryan Gosling has made a concentrated effort to escape his origins in show business, and little wonder. His own personal artistic sensibilities seem to be miles away from the kiddie fare that he appeared in, or "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club." Little by little, as he's been able to pick and choose the roles he wants to play, he has pushed towards darker and moodier work, often collaborating with very strong, challenging filmmakers. Commercial appeal seems to be one of the last things on his mind, and even so, he's built up a dedicated fanbase.

His first film as a writer and director, "Lost River," had its premiere this afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Un Certain Regard section. There are a number of first time directors in the section this year, and in the years that I've been covering this festival, I've come to think of Un Certain Regard as the place where they put the films that are taking chances, that are exercises in voice, that are hard to categorize anywhere else. That would certainly be a fair description of "Lost River," and while I don't believe it works as a whole, it is apparent immediately that Gosling believe wholeheartedly in this world that he's created.

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'The Shield’s' Michael Jace charged in the shooting death of his wife

“The Shield’s” Michael Jace charged in the shooting death of his wife
The 51-year-old actor, famous for playing Det. Julien Lowe on the FX series, was taken into custody last night. He has since been charged with killing April Jace, his 40-year-old wife. According to TMZ, Jace called 911 and said, “I shot my wife.”


“The Bachelorette’s” premiere, featuring a tribute to deceased contestant Eric Hill, was difficult to watch
The show dedicated the season to Hill, yet it was odd to see him in his interactions with Andi Dorfman knowing his fate.


The Indianapolis Colts once flirted with signing The Mountain from “Game of Thrones”
Colts owner Jim Irsay last year tweeted about Gregor Clegane, The Icelander.


“Masters of Sex” adds Courtney B. Vance and Rene Auberjonois
They’ll both play doctors in Season 2, with Vance recurring.

J.Lo is writing her memoir
The “American Idol” judge’s first book, “True Love,” is due out in October.


Terry Crews “nip synced” with Jimmy Fallon
Watch their performance of “Ebony and Ivory."

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"Still the Water"
"Still the Water"
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Review: Naomi Kawase's 'Still the Water' is a stagnant pond of ideas

The director deems it her masterpiece, but we beg to differ

CANNES - If "masterpiece" is a word that critics should use with extreme caution -- never more so than at film festivals, where snap judgments are unavoidable but inflexible -- the same should probably go for the filmmakers under scrutiny. Naomi Kawase, the Japanese auteur arguably revered more by Cannes programmers than by anyone else, became a target of derision last week when she announced in an interview that her new film "Still the Water" is her "masterpiece," and that her eyes are firmly fixed on the Palme d'Or.

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"The Bachelorette"

"The Bachelorette"

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'The Bachelorette': Andi has a chance to meet 25 suitors - and a stalker

Some of the bachelors have cute greetings, others not so much

"The Bachelorette" is back, and I'm partly thrilled that Andi will be our gal in the trenches. During her season of "The Bachelor" she was always the one who seemed far too smart to have a real interest in Juan Pablo (and was clearly talking herself into it). Really, I would argue that Andi is too smart to be on this franchise at all, but I guess even lawyers like to mix it up sometimes. 

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