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<p>Parade Of Lights</p>

Parade Of Lights

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Exclusive Song Of The Day: Parade Of Lights' 'Golden' has Olympic ties

NBC includes the inspiring track in its latest Sochi 2014 promo

"Everybody get golden." The uplifting message is perfect for Parade Of Lights' upbeat dance-rock song, and especially pertinent for, say, the Olympics.

NBC noticed. "Golden" is featured in the networks' newest promo commercial for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which first aired during the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday. Gold all around.

"Golden" is now available via iTunes and is the title track from the quartet's EP, due this spring. Its epic lead single “We’re The Kids” is already out: watch the video here or below. Get your pumping fist ready.

Parade Of Lights is touring this winter with stop-offs at the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin in March.


 
Headlining tour dates:

1/29       Fullerton, CA                      The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen
1/30       Sacramento, CA                Harlow’s
1/3         Bakersfield, CA Elements
2/1         Los Angeles, CA                TBA

On tour with Royal Teeth and Chappo:

2/22       Denver, CO                         Marquis Theater
2/25       Kansas City, MO               Czar
2/26       Minnespolis, MN             Triple Rock
2/27       Milwaukee, WI Mad Planet
2/28       Chicago, IL                           Bottom Lounge - Small Room
3/4         Columbus, OH   Basement
3/5         Cincinnati, OH    21st Century
3/6         St. Louis, MO     Demo

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Oscars will celebrate heroes


Oscars will celebrate heroes
The Academy Awards theme this year is heroes -- real-life heroes, superheroes, popular heroes and animated heroes.


"Bones" taps a new Squintern
"The Young and the Restless" vet Ignacio Serricchio will play a Cuban-born prominent forensic anthropologist who has to work his way up again.


TLC "Cheer Perfect" mom arrested for allegedly raping a minor

Andrea Clevenger, 34, is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy.


Roger Ebert documentary Kickstarter reaches its $150,000 goal

"Life Itself" will be based on Ebert's memoir.


"Real World Ex-Plosion" is up from Portland, but ranks as one of the franchise's lowest-ever premieres
About 950,000 watched the 29th season premiere.


"Archer" announces Kenny Loggins duet, country-themed soundtrack
Loggins will sing "Danger Zone" with Charlene.


CW placing an "Originals" ad mocking "Pretty Little Liars" on ABC Family

Watch the ad urging "PLL" fans to change the channel.


Does winning 2 Golden Globes boost "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" chances for a 2nd season?

"We don't know, but it would be a pretty baller move of (Kevin Reilly, FOX Entertainment chairman) to cancel us today," says Mike Schur. PLUS: Why Super Bowl is unlikely to affect "Brooklyn's" ratings.


Jimmy Kimmel sends Juan Pablo to ask random people about "The Bachelor"
Most people didn't recognize that Juan Pablo was "The Bachelor."


Check out Mindy Kaling's college comic strips

Kaling created "Badly Drawn Girl" for the campus newspaper The Dartmouth.

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<p>&quot;Gravity's&quot;&nbsp;Dr.&nbsp;Ryan Stone was even nominated for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture!</p>

"Gravity's" Dr. Ryan Stone was even nominated for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture!

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'Gravity' (what else?) leads the way with eight Visual Effects Society nominations

'Pacific Rim,' 'The Hobbit' and 'Iron Man 3' not far behind

Speaking of visual effects, after the "World War Z" went over really well and newly designed tech for "Oblivion" was a major talking point at the Academy's visual effects bake-off presentation last weekend, I had been betting on each to slide into the final five Thursday morning. But then, neither landed a single nomination for the Visual Effects Society today, so maybe that'll call for some last-minute tinkering on my predictions.

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<p>Bruce Springsteen</p>

Bruce Springsteen

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Ranking Bruce Springsteen's 10 best albums

Is your favorite on the list?

It's a good day to be a Bruce Springsteen fan: His new album, "High Hopes," came out today and even if it's not chockful of winners, it's enough to tide us over until a true new studio album emerges. Plus, Springsteen & The E Street Band were announced as headliners for New Orleans' Jazz Fest in May, which could mean there is a U.S. tour coming, their first stateside outing since 2012.

I reviewed "High Hopes" last week, and now I'm looking back at what I consider to be the best 10 studio albums of Springsteen's career. I excluded live and compilation albums and, as with all things, this list is totally subjective. What struck me as I reviewed his 18 studio albums is how potent Springsteen's music was from the start and  it hasn't let up. My choices span 1973-2007 (that tells you two of them right there). Springsteen has been making meaningful, important, joyous music for more than 40 years, seldom succumbing to laziness or nostalgia.

Be sure to list your favorite albums below and take our poll.

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<p>Sarah Polley (right) on the set of &quot;Stories We Tell.&quot;</p>

Sarah Polley (right) on the set of "Stories We Tell."

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Sarah Polley, Joshua Oppenheimer among DGA doc nominees

Female directors dominate the list

Best Documentary Feature remains one of this year's most excitingly competitive Oscar races. While some titles -- notably two critics' favorites, Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" and Sarah Polley's "Stories We Tell" -- have emerged repeatedly in the precursor awards, you'd be hard pressed to name a clear frontrunner, while no inclusions or omissions from the Academy's 15-film shortlist would be truly shocking when the nominations are announced on Thursday. 

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<p>Jean Dujardin and a green screen in &quot;The Wolf of&nbsp;Wall&nbsp;Street&quot;</p>

Jean Dujardin and a green screen in "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Credit: Paramount Pictures

Check out a visual effects reel for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Lift the veil on how seemingly mundane environments were achieved

It's amazing, really, how seemingly mundane realities are so elaborately manifested in cinema. So much of what you see on screen, you'd never know, is a digital effect. This is the magic making business and these guys below the line who craft this stuff for us remain largely unsung, and particularly when their work is so invisible (as, often, it should be).

With that in mind, take a gander at the visual effects reel for "The Wolf of Wall Street" below. It takes things up a whole new level where lifting the veil on how things were accomplished is concerned. It's one of the better presentations of such a thing I've seen, and hopefully — whether you're a fan of the film or not — it will give you a whole new appreciation for how it was made.

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<p>Greta Gerwig at last year's Berlin Film Festival.</p>

Greta Gerwig at last year's Berlin Film Festival.

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Roundup: Gerwig, Waltz, Schamus tapped for Berlinale jury

Also: On White's eviction from the NYFCC, and Cannes' new president

Funny that Cannes named Jane Campion their jury president last week, while the Berlin Film Festival -- which is only three weeks away -- is only announcing their now. Anyway, former Focus Features chief James Schamus is an inspired and discerning pick for the role. The same, in fact, goes for the jury supporting him, an eclectic, international bunch that includes recent Golden Globe nominee Greta Gerwig, two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, Michel Gondry (whose fascinating 2013 film "Mood Indigo" has finally been picked up by Drafthouse Films), Tony Leung and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli. Can't wait to see what they pick between them. [Berlinale]

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<p>The Boss</p>

The Boss

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Arcade Fire, Springsteen, Vampire Weekend and Clapton headline 2014 Jazz Fest

Christina Aguilera, Foster the People also on New Orleans bill

The 45th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival may be the only festival that Outkast isn’t playing this year, but they will hardly be missed.

Toplining the festival, which runs April 25-27 and May 1-4, are Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (in their only 2014 date so far), Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Eric Clapton, Phish, and Christina Aguilera.

Among the more than 80 acts on the bill are Robin Thicke, Santana, Foster the People, The Avett Brothers, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, John Fogerty, Alabama Shakes, The Head & The Heart, and Jason Isbell.

The festival prides itself on featuring hometown talent and this year, such New Orleans local heroes as Aaron Neville, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and the Radiators are on the bill.

Unlike Coachella, which features the same line-up both weekends, Jazz Fest offers different acts each weekend:  Phish and Clapton will play the first weekend, while Arcade Fire and Springsteen will be the heavy hitters for the second.

For the full line-up, go here or watch the announcement video below.  Tickets go on sale today.

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What the heck is the Entertainment Avalanche 2014?

What the heck is the Entertainment Avalanche 2014?

From Park City to LA Live we'll be there

Unless this is your first visit to HitFix (and if so, welcome), you might have noticed some branding on the site over the past few days touting the "Entertainment Avalanche 2014." And if you're wondering, "What the heck is that?"  Well, you're in the middle of it and it's only going to get crazier over the next week.

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<p>Enjoy that Raylan Givens smirk while you can, since &quot;Justified&quot;&nbsp;will end after next season.</p>

Enjoy that Raylan Givens smirk while you can, since "Justified" will end after next season.

Credit: FX

FX's 'Justified' to end after season 6

Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant didn't want to extend Raylan Givens' adventures too much further

It's FX's day at the Television Critics Association press tour, which, as always, brings with it a load of news about new shows (Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis are developing a comedy for Galifianakis to star in), new deals (the FX Now streaming app is finally ready to launch, if your cable system cuts a deal with FX), and on returning shows. On the latter case, the biggest news was official confirmation that "Justified" will end after next season, the show's sixth. (The second episode of the fifth season airs tonight at 10; I'll have a review up later, but it's a good one.)

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<p>Forest&nbsp;Whitaker speaks at a UNESCO&nbsp;event in Paris last year.</p>

Forest Whitaker speaks at a UNESCO event in Paris last year.

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Forest Whitaker and 'Before Midnight' team to receive honors at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The 19th annual celebration happens Thursday night

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced recipients of honorary awards for the upcoming Critics' Choice Movie Awards being held on Thursday, Jan. 16.

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FX confirms 'Justified' will end after Season 6


FX confirms "Justified" will end after Season 6

"It was (showrunner) Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant's decision," says FX boss John Landgraf. "I would have liked to have had more 'Justified,' it's one of my favorite shows."

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