‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ is ready to light up concert halls

The beloved 1982 Steven Spielberg movie will screen with live orchestras next month
‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ is ready to light up concert halls
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What would “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” be without John Williams’ heartwarming, awe-inspiring score? Not the same movie, for sure.

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Miley Cyrus made a good point about nudity on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Miley Cyrus made a good point about nudity on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
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I'm just gonna come right out and say this: I love Miley Cyrus. I don't get "Wrecking Ball," and I wasn't at all fond of "We Can't Stop." But Miley Cyrus, the celebrity, is my jam. Smart, thoughtful, free-spirited, direct, and oh my god, she is wearing heart pasties on "Kimmel."

The story isn't really about the pasties, though. The story is that Miley used the pasties as a springboard to say something astute (if not exactly revolutionary) about American attitudes concerning the female body.

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Taylor Swift stages surprise 'Friends' revival, sings 'Smelly Cat' with Phoebe

<p>Lisa Kudrow on Friends</p>

Lisa Kudrow on Friends

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Here's how powerful Taylor Swift has become: even as all the stars of "Friends" insist they'll never do a reunion movie, Swift somehow got Lisa Kudrow to reprise her role as Phoebe Buffay, jamming with her on her ridiculous, iconic song "Smelly Cat" at last night's stop on the "1989" tour.

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Lady Gaga returns to her dark roots in stunning 'AHS: Hotel' reveal

Lady Gaga returns to her dark roots in stunning 'AHS: Hotel' reveal
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Part of Lady Gaga's appeal is her tendency toward hyperbole, and she didn't disappoint on that front in her new interview with EW, which has unveiled the first official look at her "American Horror Story: Hotel" character the Countess (which, if you consider some of the costumes she's worn previously, actually ranks pretty far down the list of Mother Monster's most terrifying getups.) I've embedded the image below.

“I’ve just been weeping while I’m here because I have returned to something I’ve believed in so much, which is the art of darkness,” Gaga told EW. “It’s not something that everyone understands, but, for the people that do — 'Horror Story' fans, my fans — there is a true connection between us, and it’s a language within itself.”

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Taylor Swift's empire of surprise guests must be stopped

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has gone too far with her endless list of guest stars on her 1989 tour. She has now welcomed to the stage almost every living female. Here's what it worries us. 

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That Somebody: Why Aaliyah Will Remain An Icon Forever

It's not just the classic beat of "Are You That Somebody?" we'll always cherish.
Aaliyah

Fourteen years after the R&B singer Aaliyah died in a plane crash heading back from a video shoot in the Bahamas, it's mind-blowing to remember how timeless and cool her entire discography remains. It's not often you listen to music from 1994 to 2001, the era in which Aaliyah released hits, and think, "This sounds fresh and relatable." But that was the magic of Aaliyah Dana Haughton: She used state-of-the-art beats and sincere songs to seem like your cool sister, and that sweet, self-possessed persona remains captivating today. Here's why the great, sultry songstress will always be an icon. 

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Watch an exclusive clip from 'As I Am: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM'

Watch an exclusive clip from 'As I Am: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM'

New documentary “As I Am: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM” chronicles the story of late musician and record producer Adam Michael Goldstein, a.k.a. DJ AM, including his time struggling with substance abuse followed by 11 years of sobriety and devotion to helping others in addiction recovery.

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This could be the best Beyonce impression of all time.

Beyonce

Singer and Instagram artiste Jade Novah just delivered the greatest Beyonce impression I've ever seen, and I say that as a deep disciple of Maya Rudolph's. Get ready. It's unreal. 

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Dr. Dre ex Michel'le puts the rapper's public apology in business terms

Dr. Dre ex Michel'le puts the rapper's public apology in business terms
Credit: Andy Kropa/Invision/AP (Dre), Arnold Turner/Invision/AP (Michel'le)

Dr. Dre's apology last week for committing violence against women as a young man drew the ire of at least one of his victims (former "Pump It Up" host Dee Barnes, who was assaulted by Dre in a Los Angeles nightclub in 1991), and now the rapper and producer's ex-girlfriend and former collaborator Michel'le, who has previously alleged that Dre physically abused her on multiple occasions while they were together, is weighing in.

"It don't really think it's a sincere apology," she told BBC Radio's 5Live during a recent interview. "First of all, I didn't ask for a public apology...but I think if he is going to apologize he should do it individually. ...I think [his victims] deserve a personal apology. ...He's selling a movie [N.W.A. biopic 'Straight Outta Compton']. I just think its good PR at the moment."

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Here’s Andy Grammer’s late-in-the-game contender for feel-good song of the summer

Here’s Andy Grammer’s late-in-the-game contender for feel-good song of the summer
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Kids are going back to school, and there’s less than a month left until the first day of Fall, but it’s not too late to declare 2015’s song of the summer.

Andy Grammer — the upbeat guy who brought you “Honey, I’m Good” — dropped a single today that sounds like song of the summer material. “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” is his catchy, danceable new tune with a funk vibe to it.

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