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Def Leppard

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CulturePop No. 43 - 'Def Leppard''s Joe Elliott on One Direction, KISS, more

How the band separated good girls from bad girls

Here's the second part of our awesome interview with Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott -- and it's just as fascinating (and longer, natch) than the first. I recommend listening to part one, then part two. But either way, we had fun and hope you will, too! Here's the rundown:

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Coming to reality TV: 'Married at First Sight'

Coming to reality TV: “Married at First Sight”
A&E Networks is remaking a Danish reality format that has six people agree to legally marry the moment they first meet, resulting in three married couples. Four specialists will be enlisted to help create the three perfect pairings. It’s unclear, though, which of the A&E Networks will carry “Marred at First Sight."

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"Doctor Who," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"

"Doctor Who," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"

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10 of the greatest supernatural comedies ever

Are these at the top of your list?

While "supernatural comedy" sounds like a mash-up of things that don't naturally go together, like fish and peanut butter (please don't inform me of any exceptions to the rule because ick), some of our favorite shows ever have a little bit of one and a lot of the other and we wouldn't have it any other way. After all, a humorless "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" would just make us sad. This girl has to kill vampires constantly and has post-traumatic stress and no sense of humor or a penchant for witty banter? How can the world be so cruel? See? 

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Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey pouts her way through girlish 'Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight': Listen

Is this from 'Ultraviolence' or a stolen track?

A new Lana Del Rey tune leaked out today and it’s a safe bet that unless she’s going in a different direction, “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight,” will not be on her new album.

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CBS boss Les Moonves on Letterman: 'It’s going to be tough to say goodbye'

CBS boss Les Moonves on Letterman: "It’s going to be tough to say goodbye”
"For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network’s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium,” Moonves said in a statement, adding: "There is only one David Letterman. His greatness will always be remembered here, and he will certainly sit among the pantheon of this business. On a personal note, it’s been a privilege to get to know Dave and to enjoy a terrific relationship. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye. Fortunately, we won’t have to do that for another year or so.” PLUS: Did Jimmy Fallon’s big ratings play a role?, Letterman’s successor has already been named (Conan, Kimmel, Fallon), watch Letterman’s 1st “Late Night” from 1982 with guest Bill Murray, Letterman in 1991 laughs at Johnny Carson’s question asking if he could envision working 20 more years in late-night, watch Dave’s craziest interviews, and celebs react to the news, from Lena Dunham to Donald Trump to Ellen -- Ricky Gervais calls him a "king-maker."


Who will replace Dave — Stephen Colbert? Craig Ferguson? Chelsea Handler? Louis CK?
What about Jay Leno?


Report: Networks turned down President Obama’s request to address the nation in primetime about healthcare
According to Buzzfeed, the Obama administration wanted the president to talk about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday night.


Watch Anna Kendrick’s “SNL” promos with Pharrell — and his hat
Pharrell Williams’ big hat makes a brief cameo in the latest “SNL” promos.


Mandy Moore joins CBS’ “Good Session”
She’ll be married to James Roday on the couples therapy sitcom.


BJ Novak recalls his former Little League teammate, John Krasinski
Not only did the former “Office” co-stars go to high school together, but they’ve known each other nearly their entire lives.


“Damages” creators’ Netflix series adds Enrique Murciano and Katie Finneran
“Without a Trace” alum Murciano will play Linda Cardellini’s boyfriend on the psychological thriller.

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Watch Letterman’s retirement announcement

Watch Letterman’s retirement announcement
"The Late Show" audience greeted the news with a standing ovation.

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Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw's new album coming Sept. 16

'Sundown Heaven Town' will be preceded by summer tour

Tim McGraw will release “Sundown Heaven Town,” his 13th studio album, on Sept. 16. First single, “Lookin’ For That Girl” is at radio now.

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David Letterman

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David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show'

Watch: Dave likely to step down in 2015, with succession plans uncertain

David Letterman announced his impending retirement during a taping of tonight's "Late Show," saying he'll bow out of the CBS talk show in 2015. (The news was broken on Twitter by, of all people, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, who was at the taping.)

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Letterman announces he's retiring in 2015

Letterman announces he's retiring in 2015
David Letterman just announced during tonight's "Late Show" taping that he'll step down in one year, according to tonight's musical guest, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, who tweeted the news that has since been confirmed. Letterman turns 67 next week, and by next year he will have been working in late-night for 33 years, a record for a talk show host. PLUS: Jimmy Kimmel quickly reacts: "David is the best there is and ever was." UPDATE: Letterman told his audience that he broke the news of his retirement to CBS boss Les Moonves before tonight's taping: "What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married. We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down – I think it will be at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future, 2015 for the love of God, in fact, Paul and I will be wrapping things up.” UPDATE: Craig Ferguson has a "Prince of Wales" clause, giving him the right to the 11:35 timeslot. But Ferguson's contract also expires next year, and the clause isn't ironclad.

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How did 'Community' and 'Arrested Development' get the Russos to 'Captain America 2'?
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How did 'Community' and 'Arrested Development' get the Russos to 'Captain America 2'?

Kevin Feige and the Russos talk 'Winter Soldier' and Marvel world building

When you look back at it, Marvel Studios has almost always taken the unconventional route when it comes to picking the directors for their movies. When most Hollywood studios would select the proven blockbuster director, indie darling or recent Oscar nominee looking for a payday Marvel has always gone in a different, um, direction.

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"Game of Stones"

"Game of Stones"

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Exclusive clip: Have they hit a major payout on 'Game of Stones'?

The abandoned mine is dangerous, but the risk may be worth it

This Friday is the season finale of "Game of Stones" (airing April 4 at 10:00 p.m. on Discovery), and it's good news (maybe) for our intrepid miners. After getting duped during a deal for Blue Turk, Don and the Gem Guys salvage their botched mission by trekking into the foothills of Turkey. While the bad news is that they face an abandoned mine that could collapse at any time, the good news is that it may totally be worth it. In this exclusive clip, sees what happens when they stumble upon what looks (at  least, to the untrained eye) like a bunch of shiny rock. 

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Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton
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7 reasons to watch Sunday's ACMs: Blake Shelton, Stevie Nicks, Taylor Swift and more

Plus, we've come up with a drinking game

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. on CBS.  While slightly more prestigious than the American Music Awards (which are similarly produced by dick clark productions), the ACMs are to the CMA Awards what the AMAs are to the Grammys: they are a little less stuffy and a little more loose-limbed. The ceremony is in in Las Vegas, so artists are out of their Nashville hometown and they feel a little less constrained.

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