You have to hand it to Jennifer Lawrence -- not that the 22-year-old Oscar-winner and industry princess needs anything to be handed to her right now. But even with her career currently at supernova status, the hard-working star isn't resting on her laurels and waiting for all the plum opportunities to come her way. Instead, she's moving toward developing her own projects. It was announced today that she'll be making her producing debut with the prestige drama "Rules of Inheritance," in which she'll also obviously take the lead role.
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s “Can’t Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton continues its winning streak at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 as the song spends its fifth week in the pole position.
The song’s title could also apply to Robin Thicke, who lands his first Hot 100 Top 10 with “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell. The song soars 11-6 and is the only new entry into the Top 10, according to Billboard.
Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” reaches a new height, rising 3-2, as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell also ascends one spot to No. 3.
Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess, drops 2-4, while Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” featuring Nelly, stays at No. 5.
Following Thicke at No. 6 is Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It,” which falls 6-7; Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” which rises 9-8, Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” featuring Charli XCX, down two to No. 9 and Rihanna’s “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko at No. 10.
"Be who you are."
But what if who I am is a resources-sucking, Earth-destroying consumerist monster?
"Be good and help the world."
Sigh. You are so right, Beyonce.
Beyonce sings out for the "little woman" of new animated feature film "Epic" in serious-minded pop song "Rise Up." The track -- which leaked a couple weeks ago -- is now officially out and fightin', opening with the guitars based nostalgia that rings like Switchfoot's "Dare You to Move" and then moves straight into power ballad territory with Hit-Boy's heavy beat. Great vocal performance, but a middling tune.
Mrs. Carter is also one of the featured voice-actors in the film "Epic," so maybe she can work on her "O" in EGOT in more than one way from this gig.
Ellie Goulding has made a much slinkier version of British band Alt-J's "Tessellate."
Check out her new version, plus the original below. To subhead that ish, she notes this is "Une Nuit à Paris"-themed video. Oh la la, undies.
Alt-J won last year's Mercury Prize in the U.K. for their fresh album "An Awesome Wave." Goulding will be touring in the United States starting on July 1.
Amy Adams had just as hard a job on "Man Of Steel" as Henry Cavill did. Both of them were stepping into iconic roles, although I would argue that Superman has been written better as a character in the films so far than Lois Lane has.
The biggest problem I've always had with Lois goes to the very heart of the character. She is supposed to be a great reporter, smart and capable and constantly breaking stories. If that's the case, how does she manage to work next to someone every day and not recognize him when he takes his glasses off? That bothered me as a little kid, and over time, I've come to just accept it as part of the price of buying into Superman stories.
One thing that I didn't expect when I sat down to see "Man Of Steel" was that they would finally give me a Lois Lane who addresses all of my issues, making her into a character I can finally respect. Her Lois is smart and capable and unafraid to get herself mixed up in trouble in pursuit of a story.
It's a big ol' Ethan Hawke day here at HitFix, and when you consider the distance between "The Purge" and "Before Midnight," it's hard to believe the two films have anything in common.
One thing that has always intrigued me about Hawke is the way he dodged some of the most apparent traps inherent to being an actor. If we haven't seen him in a superhero movie yet, chances are we never will. He doesn't seem to spend his time hunting down franchise roles, and even the big films he's done feel like choices he made because he was genuinely drawn to something. There are very few films on his filmography that don't make sense as choices, even if the films didn't quite live up to their promise every single time.
When I sat down to talk to Ethan Hawke and Jason Blum during the press day for "The Purge," I thought their professional relationship might have started with last year's creepy "Sinister." Instead, though, we ended up talking about how they've actually had a professional and personal relationship stretching back 20 years. I was genuinely surprised to learn they had opened a theater company together.
Nearly a year after the release of the first single and a full season of “American Idol” later, Mariah Carey’s 14th studio album looks like it finally has a street day: July 23.
Shortly after noon, Carey tweeted “The New Era Begins...7/23 #MC723.” Expect to see that hashtag a lot over the next several weeks as the campaign unspools.
As you’ll recall, Carey put out “Triumphant (Get ‘Em)” last August, her first new single in more than two years. Carey’s label positioned the tune as the first cut from her forthcoming album, “whose release will be announced in the months ahead.” Twelve, to be exact.
When the single underperformed at radio (though it was a dance hit), word about any impending album release waned, which is a shame given that meant losing precious promotional tie-ins via her weekly national platform as an “American Idol” judge.
However, Carey’s current single, “#Beautiful” featuring Miguel arrived just in time to take advantage of “American Idol,” with the diva performing it on the season finale, as well as on “Good Morning America” (In the interim, Carey also released “Almost Home,” featured in the film “Oz The Great And Powerful” in February.”)
The new album will be her first new studio set since 2009’s “Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel.” Carey told Billboard that the new project features “more raw ballads than people might expect.” Producers include Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, Big Jim Wright, Hit-Boy, The-Dream, Rodney Jerkins, and Mike Will.
Upcoming performances for Carey include appearing on NBC’s “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular,” hosted by her husband, Nick Cannon, on July 4, and also featuring Tim McGraw.
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
In principle, when it comes to English-language remakes of successful foreign-language films, I'm not as militantly opposed to the idea as some critics. With the right balance of respect and initiative, a reinterpretation can often stand proudly beside the original. William Friedkin's "Sorcerer" (a remake of "The Wages of Fear"), Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia," Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning "The Departed" (a remake of "Infernal Affairs") and, soon to be in theaters, Jim Mickle's ingenious gender-flip of Mexican horror hit "We Are What We Are" are among the notable exceptions to a subset of cinema that is, admittedly, crammed with such embarrassments as "Diabolique" and "Swept Away."
Welcome to what is, for now, the longest Firewall & Iceberg Podcast ever, featuring exactly one new series ("Graceland") and no listener mail at all, but lots of segments that required lots of discussion, including the WGA list of the 101 best-written TV shows ever, the "Orphan Black" finale, a pivotal "Game of Thrones," a new "Mad Men," and the start of our summer pilot project with "The Sopranos." Speaking of which, next week's pilots are "Cheers" (on Netflix) and "Taxi" (on CBS.com).
"The Borgias" canceled after 3 seasons -- Showtime didn't want to do a movie wrap-up
"The Borgias" was originally supposed to last four seasons, but its creator didn't have enough material for 10 more episodes. So he proposed a two-hour movie, which Showtime rejected as too expensive.
Conan O'Brien to host "Carson On TCM"
Starting in July, Conan will host a weekly show delving into five Johnny Carson interviews. Conan did get to speak with Johnny in 2004, the year before Carson died, soon after Conan was announced as the next "Tonight Show" host.
A "South Park" movie sequel may be in the works
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a future "South Park" movie was part of a deal worked out between Warner Bros. and Paramount.
"Hot in Cleveland" going live with William Shatner and Brian Baumgartner
The June 19 episode will be live on the East Coast only.
Blake Shelton goes on a profane "Voice" Twitter rant against music critic
He didn't like what one critic said about Holly Tucker.
Joan Rivers will take over E! next week
It's all part of her 80th birthday celebration.
Barry Manilow sad about "Smash's" cancelation -- "I loved it"
"I more than liked it, I loved it," he says.
"Top Chef Masters" guest judges will include Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps
Kathie Lee Gifford, Ali Larter and Lindsay Price, Curtis Stone's fiancee, will also guest-judge this season.