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<p>Cee Lo Green</p>

Cee Lo Green

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Listen: Cee Lo Green's cover of '(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care'

Just try to sit still during the next 1:30

Here’s a day brightener for you: Cee Lo Geen's cover of  “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care.”

The tune, penned by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller,  was first recorded by Elvis Presley in “Jail House Rock.” But later, Buddy Holly covered the song, which makes it fair game for “Rave on Buddy Holly,” the collection of tunes made famous (sort of ) or written by Holly that’s out on June 28. We’ve already posted contributions from The Black Keys and Paul McCartney.

What we like is that the versions we’ve heard so far really do re-interpret the Holly tune with each artist giving the songs their own spin.

Other artists include Florence + the Machine, Kid Rock and Fiona Apple.

“The Voice” judge gives “You’re So Square” a positively island vibe with what we think are steel drums.  Between the finger snaps, the guitar, bongos and Cee Lo’s lighthearted delivery, just try to stay seated. Everyone conga!

Listen here.

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<p>Damon Lindelof has been living the geek dream since wrapping work on his series 'Lost,' and now he's sold a mysterious new pitch to Disney</p>

Damon Lindelof has been living the geek dream since wrapping work on his series 'Lost,' and now he's sold a mysterious new pitch to Disney

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Damon Lindelof sells mysterious '1952' pitch to Disney

Plans to keep cards close to the vest, taking page from Abrams playbook

Damon Lindelof, you are no longer the Padawan.  Obviously, you've now graduated to full-blown Mystery Box Jedi.

Who knows what "1952" is?
  Well, Disney executives know, but that's it.  Other than them, Damon Lindelof isn't telling anyone what to expect from what is described as "an original sci-fi family adventure film."

Fine.  I don't need to know a logline to know I'm interested.  Lindelof has been a busy, busy man since "Lost" went off the air a year ago, and whatever he's doing, I'm interested.  I want to see what he cooks up because I just plain like the way he thinks.  I remain a "Lost" fan after the ending of the show, and no matter what I thought of individual choices made along the way, that was a great ride overall, and I begrudge the creators of the show nothing.  They entertained me for six years.  Well-played.  That's all I asked.

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<p>Adele</p>

Adele

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Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' keeps Pitbull on a short leash...again

How's Lady Gaga doing? Where does Coldplay's latest start?

“Rolling in the Deep”  rolls its way to its fifth week atop  the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The biggest hit of Adele’s young career rises in airplay as it continues to gain traction at various formats.

After conquering most pop-leaning charts, it is now, believe it or not, climbing Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, according to Billboard.

The rest of the Top 10 remains fairly static as titles shift a little or hold steady.  Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer remains at No. 2 (it’s No. 1 in the U.K.) as does Katy Perry’s “E.T.” featuring Kanye West at No. 3.

Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song” ambitiously moves 6-4, bumping Jennifer Lopez’s “On the Floor” featuring Pitbull down one spot to No. 5.

LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock rises 9-6, recapturing its highest mark on the Hot 100 so far.  Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory”  gains one spot to No. 7.

Black Eyed Peas’ “Just Can’t Get Enough” falls 5-8, Britney Spears’ “Till The World Ends” lives another day, but slides 7-9, while Lupe Fiasco’s “The Show Goes On” eases into the Top 10, moving 12-10.

The chart’s highest debut is Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,” which blasts on the Hot 100 at No. 29. Lil Wayne’s “How To Love” also gets a lot of love, as it  zooms 69-12 on the big chart.

In other noteworthy chart news. “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery’s first chart entry, “I Love You This Big” tumbles 11-35, while runner-up Lauren Alaina’s “Like My Mother Does” plummets 20-60. The good news is that while the falls are due to major dips in single sales, both tracks are gaining at radio.


 

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<p>Sacha Baron Cohen's got a lot of hair as 'The Dictator'</p>

Sacha Baron Cohen's got a lot of hair as 'The Dictator'

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First Look: Sacha Baron Cohen wears a mighty beard as 'The Dictator'

His new character makes his official debut

I am a firm believer in Sacha Baron Cohen.

I think both "Borat" and "Bruno" are impressive character comedies, and the way Cohen builds and inhabits his characters intrigues me.  He is a dedicated, inventive performer, and in a way, it feels like "The Dictator" is one of the most important moments he's had so far.

Up till now, we've been watching him cross over from the small screen to the bigscreen.  Both Borat and Bruno were characters created for "Da Ali G Show," and they had been tested and perfected there.  Both films played as sort of pseudo-documentaries about the characters interacting with people who were often real people, unaware of the joke.  And while I think both films have very different things to say, there is an undeniable similarity between them in style.  The one traditional narrative comedy that Cohen's done, the actual Ali G movie, was sort of painful.  It didn't work as a film, even if there are a few nice moments here and there.

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<p>&nbsp;Bono</p>
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 Bono

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U2 delays release of new album, will go back into studio in 2012

Is it something else we can blame on 'Spider-Man'

Bad news U2 fans: it looks like we’re still a good year away from a new album from the Irish lads, possibly 18 months.

Blame “Spider-Man” and the never-ending 360 Tour. Both have sucked time away from the recording process that started in 2009 after the release of “No Line on the Horizon.”

After months of working with RedOne, best known for his work with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, and Danger Mouse, the band finally realized that its hopes of finishing the set in time for a 2011 release were nil, as there was no time when they could get back into the studio. “We just realized that we couldn’t,” bassist Adam Clayton tells Rolling Stone. “To be honest, everyone was a bit gutted. But it was the only sensible decision.”

He adds that the Danger Mouse songs will likely surface on the new album, but the RedOne tracks will not. “We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that,” Clayton said. “In the end, the thing we did with RedOne doesn’t feel like the right fit.”  The hope is to now have the album ready by the end of 2012.

By the way, by the time the 360 Tour wraps up 20 dates or so from now (dates postponed from last summer following Bono’s back surgery), it will grossed more than $700 million, making it the highest-earning tour of all time.  And if you’d like to feel older,  2011 marks U2’s 35th anniversary. Gulp.

In related Spidey news, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will have its real opening June 14, we promise. After more delays than we can count, the musical, for which U2’s The Edge and Bono, wrote the tunes, is finally ready to go. For anyone who’s counting, the show has had 177 preview performances, making its preview season much longer than most Broadway shows ever run after opening.
 

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<p>A scene from last night's &quot;South Park.&quot;</p>

A scene from last night's "South Park."

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'South Park' - 'You're Getting Old': Getting ready to say goodbye?

Last night's episode played like it could have been the series finale

I haven't been a regular "South Park" viewer in a long time, but I happened to catch last night's mid-season finale - which many people on Twitter said felt like a series finale - and I have some quick thoughts on it and the state of the show coming up just as soon as I save those britches...

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<p>Swearengen (Ian McShane)&nbsp;is not afraid of Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert)&nbsp;on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Swearengen (Ian McShane) is not afraid of Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert) on "Deadwood."

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 2: 'Deep Water' (Veterans edition)

Al and Doc go to war over the fate of the little girl

We're now into week 2 of our trip back through the first season of "Deadwood," and the plan remains the same: two essentially identical versions of the same review, but one where it's safe for commenters to discuss events from the entire run of the series, and the other where, for the sake of "Deadwood" newcomers, the comments should only deal with things up through the current episode. This is the former; click here for the newbie-safe version.

My review of "Deep Water" coming up just as soon as I've got you triangulated...

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<p>Swearengen (Ian McShane)&nbsp;is not afraid of Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert)&nbsp;on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Swearengen (Ian McShane) is not afraid of Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert) on "Deadwood."

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 2: 'Deep Water' (Newbies edition)

Al and Doc go to war over the fate of the little girl

We're now into week 2 of our trip back through the first season of "Deadwood," and the plan remains the same: two essentially identical versions of the same review, but one where it's safe for commenters to discuss events from the entire run of the series, and the other where, for the sake of "Deadwood" newcomers, the comments should only deal with things up through the current episode. This is the latter; click here for the veteran-friendly version.

My review of "Deep Water" coming up just as soon as I've got you triangulated...

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<p>Jason Aldean performs with Ludacris during the 2011 CMT&nbsp;Music Awards.</p>

Jason Aldean performs with Ludacris during the 2011 CMT Music Awards.

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Five things we learned from watching the CMT Awards

What can you say about a show with flag-waving and panty-flashing?

Here’s the thing about country music award shows, whether it’s the CMAs, the ACMs, or CMT Music Awards, you know going in that there’s never going to be the awesome highs or the awful lows that rock-oriented awards show, like MTV’s Video Music Awards have simply because the audience won’t tolerate such egregious hijinks.

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Mary Sue Miliken and Curtis Stone on 'Top Chef Masters'

Mary Sue Miliken and Curtis Stone on 'Top Chef Masters'

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Recap: It's down to the Final 4 on 'Top Chef Masters'

Naomi loses her cool during a challenge -- with her dad

We’re down to the final four, and I’m sure someone very, very accomplished will win but I’m not sure I’m too invested in the end result. Maybe that’s because our chefs, having gotten this far in the competition, don’t seem too invested, either. Granted, they’ve taken a lot of time off of work, they miss their families and they’ve made it far enough in the game that they can take pride in knowing their damn good at what they do. The only chef who seems a little keyed up is Floyd, and I think he just wants to beat Mary Sue at something, anything as a point of pride. He’s probably eaten at Border Grill. That’s all I’m saying.

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Contestants celebrate on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"

Contestants celebrate on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"

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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' gets closer to the Top 20 in Vegas

A lot of familiar faces don't make the cut

It’s getting down to the wire on “So You Think You Can Dance.” The finalists are practicing, the judges are putting on their frowny faces, everyone is dreading the blood bath known as contemporary. This is always a little gut wrenching, so I hope you aren’t rooting for anyone in particular at this point. I always get a little excited about a dancer only to see them doing the walk of shame out of the theater, sobbing and blowing their nose into their tank top. It’s no fun for either one of us.

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<p>Scott Bakula in &quot;Men of a Certain Age.&quot;</p>

Scott Bakula in "Men of a Certain Age."

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'Men of a Certain Age' - 'The Pickup': Will it go round in circles?

Joe and Terry both backslide into bad old patterns

A review of tonight's "Men of a Certain Age" coming up just as soon as I do a monologue from "Nightmare on Elm Street"...

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