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Aerosmith Enlist Cheap Trick, Jonas Brothers, Kesha and John Legend for Grammy MusiCares Tribute

Aerosmith Enlist Cheap Trick, Jonas Brothers, Kesha and John Legend for Grammy MusiCares Tribute
Everyone’s Sunday best made an early appearance for Friday night’s MusiCares event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It didn’t matter if you were a music business attorney or host Russell Brand; your hairspray was extra-strength and your shoes were shining. And since the charity, now in its 30th year as a part of the Recording Academy, decided to celebrate the music and philanthropic efforts of Aerosmith, there was far more animal print and bedazzled satin than years past.

During the silent auction, guests bid on a
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Run-dmc to Perform With Aerosmith at Grammys (Exclusive)

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Run-dmc to Perform With Aerosmith at Grammys (Exclusive)
Run-dmc will perform with Aerosmith at the Grammy Awards on January 26, a source close to the situation tells Variety. The duo are not expected to perform with the Boston group for their entire set — which makes it seem likely that the band will perform a career-spanning medley, as artists often do on the show, and Run-dmc will join them for “Walk This Way.”

Originally released in 1975 on Aerosmith’s classic third album “Toys in the Attic,” the song reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 early in 1977. But it found a whole new audience a decade later when producer Rick Rubin teamed up the two acts for a revamped version of the song, and in the process created the first rap-rock hit single: It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September of 1986 and paved the way for the ultimate rap-rock album, the Beastie Boys’ smash debut “Licensed to
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‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Actor John Wesley Dies at 72

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John Wesley, the actor best-known for playing Dr. Hoover on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” has died. He was 72.

Wesley died from complications due to a long battle with multiple myeloma, his family confirmed to Variety.

Gerry Pass, Wesley’s manager and producer, said in a statement, “John Wesley was a gift to the world, for his kindness and grace are immortalized in his works of theatre, TV and film. I am heartbroken to have lost a dear friend today.”

Born on Aug. 3, 1947 in Lake Charles, La., John Wesley Houston went on to hold degrees from the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Diego. Before he began acting, Wesley served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Over his expansive career, Wesley worked with talent including Denzel Washington, Albert Finney, Barbra Streisand, Tim Burton and Morgan Freeman.

Wesley holds more than 100 film and television credits,
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John Wesley Dies: Award-Winning And Versatile Stage, Film And TV Actor was 72

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John Wesley Dies: Award-Winning And Versatile Stage, Film And TV Actor was 72
John Wesley, an actor known for parts in such films as Stop, Or My Mom Will Shoot and Martin, has died at age 72. The death was confirmed by his family, who said it stemmed from complications in a long-time battle with multiple myeloma.

Wesley worked with such artists as Denzel Washington, Albert Finney, Robert Guillaume, Barbra Streisand, Tim Burton, James Earl Jones, Michael Apted, James Spader, and Morgan Freeman, among others. A veteran of stage, TV and film, he won an Atlas Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Lillian Hellman’s Toys in the Attic at the Old Globe Theatre.

As the Artistic and Producing Director of The Southern California Black Repertory Company, he mounted a multitude of productions, including Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi Is Dead and The Island, culminating in a three-year tour. Those productions led to an invitation to work with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
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VMAs 2019: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead Nominations

VMAs 2019: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead Nominations
Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X lead the nominees for the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. The ceremony will air live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Monday, August 26th at 8:00 p.m. Et/Pt.

Grande and Swift tied for the most nominations with 10 each. Swift’s “Me!” featuring Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie was nominated for Best Collaboration, while the song’s video received nods for Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography. The pop star’s vibrant Lgbt-themed hit “You Need to
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Grammys 2019: Watch Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers Team for Rap-Rock Medley

Grammys 2019: Watch Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers Team for Rap-Rock Medley
Post Malone teamed up with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a fiery renditions of some of their hits for a medley at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. First up was Post Malone’s “Stay” and “Rockstar.” They finished with the Chilis’ “Dark Necessities,” a single off their 2016 LP The Getaway.

Malone kicked off the performance solo, playing an acoustic guitar and sitting on a stool as he sang “Stay” into a gold-tipped mic. Then the stage went dark, and he emerged again from a smokey tunnel singing “Rockstar.
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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Plots Headlining Tour

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Plots Headlining Tour
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will embark on a headlining tour this fall in support of his new album, Sweetzerland Manifesto. The trek starts November 30th at the Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City, Iowa and includes stops in Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The tour wraps December 16th at the Canyon in Agoura Hills, California.

Tickets for Perry’s fall tour go on sale October 12th at 10 a.m. local time. A pre-sale for those that subscribe to Perry’s newsletter or follow him social media begins today,
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Aerosmith and Jimmy Fallon Play ‘Walk This Way’ on Classroom Instruments – and Adidas (Video)

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Aerosmith and Jimmy Fallon Play ‘Walk This Way’ on Classroom Instruments – and Adidas (Video)
You’re never too old to play like a kid. Aerosmith proved that on Wednesday when the band comprised of men in their 60s and 70s performed their hit “Walk This Way” on classroom instruments with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

Some of the “Tonight Show” house band members got extra creative and hid their maracas in Adidas shoes — an homage to the later version of the song Aerosmith did with rap group Run Dmc.

Watch the late-night performance above.

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The original “Walk This Way” was the second single off of Aerosmith’s 1975 album “Toys in the Attic.” While that one reached No. 10 on the Billboard charts, the group’s 1986 remake with Run Dmc landed in the Top 5.

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Watch Aerosmith, Post Malone, 21 Savage Close Out MTV VMAs With ‘Toys In The Attic’

Twenty-five years after Aerosmith released their Video of the Year-winning “Cryin,” the Rock Hall-inducted band returned to the MTV Video Music Awards to close out the Radio City Music Hall award show with two gems from the early Seventies about artists just beginning to follow their paths: “Dream On” and “Toys In The Attic.”

The generation and genre-crossing collaboration began with onesie-wearing Post Malone performing “Rockstar” – which won the Vma for Song of the Year – with recent tour mate, 21 Savage. The duo played the lo-fi jam on a stark,
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Smackdown 1963: Three from "Tom Jones" and Two Dames

Presenting the Supporting Actresses of '63. Well well, what have we here? This year's statistical uniqueness (the only time one film ever produced three supporting actress nominees) and the character lineup reads juicier than it actually is - your Fab Five are, get this: a saucy wench, a pious auntie, a disgraced lady, a pillpopping royal, and a stubborn nun.

The Nominees 

from left to right: Cilento, Evans, Redman, Rutherford, Skalia

In 1963 Oscar voters went for an all-first-timers nominee list in Supporting Actress. The eldest contenders would soon become Dames (Margaret Rutherford and Edith Evans were both OBEs at the time). Rutherford, the eventual winner, was the only nominee with an extensive film history and she was in the middle of a hot streak with her signature role as Jane Marple which ran across multiple films from through 1961-1965. In fact, Agatha Christie had just dedicated her new book "The
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11 New Songs Announced For Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4 is getting ever closer to its release in early October, and while a major selling point of the game is full backwards compatibility with song Dlc purchased in earlier iterations, developer Harmonix is still sticking to series tradition and including plenty of songs built into the game from the start.

11 new tracks have been announced today, spanning various artists, genres, and decades. The full list can be seen below:

Aerosmith – “Toys in the Attic” The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love” Dream Theater – “Metropolis – Part 1 “The Miracle And The Sleeper”” Foo Fighters – “The Feast and the Famine” Judas Priest – “Halls Of Valhalla” Live – “All Over You” The Outfield – “Your Love” Ozzy Osbourne – “Miracle Man” Paramore – “Still Into You” St. Vincent – “Birth In Reverse” Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”

A brief new trailer has been released showcasing some of the new songs, along with a look at the revamped
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TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs From Community, Scandal and More

TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs From Community, Scandal and More
Don’t think, don’t worry, everything’s just fine… because it’s time for an all new TVLine Mixtape!

What follows is an array of songs recently featured on your favorite shows, including artist and album information in case you want to add them to your personal collection.

Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked — but we always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

So peruse our playlist, then hit the comments with your favorite TV tunes. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @RyanSchwartz.

RelatedTVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs from Grey’s,
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August: Osage County | Blu-ray Review

Since the hubbub of Oscar season has finally died away and we can look past the strategy of campaigns, August: Osage County arrives on Blu-ray for reexamination. Perhaps distance and time will finally melt those rosy-tinted glasses so many seem to have donned for the experience of the film, as multiple viewings only enhance its creaky strokes of forced melodrama. As with her nomination for 1999’s Music of the Heart, her unnecessary accolades for this appear to be overwhelmingly kiss ass. It’s a mode we’ve seen Ms. Streep in before, that of the highly nuanced harpy with complicated and convoluted depth; only it all feels so incredibly constrained and affected that it’s difficult to believe a single minute of it.

When something sounds too good to be true, it often is, and while John Wells certainly wasn’t the most inspired choice to helm the adaptation of
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August: Osage County | Review

Suffer the Children: Wells’ Adaptation Enjoyable Camp, Hinges on Grandiose Performances

When something sounds too good to be true, it often is, and while John Wells certainly wasn’t the most inspired choice to helm the adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize Winning play August: Osage County, its delirious cast lineup trumps all else. The film belongs to a bygone tradition of cinema adapted from famous stage plays, such as when Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee and Paul Zindel were all names on the tips of everyone’s tongues. While Letts has the potential to be as perversely humorous as any of them, this adaptation only shines in a handful of scenes, gummed up with disingenuous mortar on the way to each to one. Several cast members are in fine form, but most of them have the potential to distract rather than homogenize, and thus, Wells seems to have let
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A Raisin in the (Hollywood) Sun

Dancin' Dan here with the news that made my week: Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun is coming back to Broadway. This news alone might not necessarily be cheer-worthy since it was just revived in 2004 but other than one of the great American plays back on the boards it's the starry cast attached to it that brings the excitement. Denzel Washington will lead the ensemble in the role of Walter Lee Younger which was played by Sidney Poitier on both stage and screen. So Denzel's Training Day Oscar speech continues to be true.

I'll always be chasing you Sidney. I'll always be following in your footsteps. There's nothing I would rather do, sir."

Joining Denzel will be no less than three Oscar or Tony-nominated actresses: Sophie Okonedo (as Walter's wife Ruth, originally played by Ruby Dee), Anika Noni Rose, and Diahann Carroll (as Younger family matriarch Lena,
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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Aerosmith: Rock For The Rising Sun

Blu-ray, Digital & DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013

Price: DVD $14.98, Blu-ray $19.98

Studio: Eagle Rock

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry draw the line in Japan.

Aerosmith: Rock For The Rising Sun , recorded during their 2011 tour of Japan, is the storied American band’s first live video release in nine years, since the release of You Gotta Move in 2004.

In March 2011, Japan was beset by a huge earthquake, a monstrous tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. In the autumn of 2011, despite advice to the contrary, Aerosmith brought their “Back On The Road” tour to Japan, a country with which they’d always had a special relationship.

Rock For The Rising Sun follows the band on that tour, combining full-length live tracks with behind the scenes footage.

As bonus features, the DVD includes extra live tracks, “Lick And A Promise” recorded at the Hiroshima Green Garden Arena and “One Way
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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: Flight, Side by Side, Peter Pan: Diamond Edition

It's not a great week for new releases on DVD and Blu-ray... in fact, some might say it's downright terrible, but there are still a few things worth mentioning. The biggest titles hitting stores today include Robert Zemeckis' Flight (which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination), Here Comes the Boom starring Kevin James, and one of 2012's biggest box office bombs, Alex Cross. Fortunately, a few of the smaller releases seem a little more promising, such as A Late Quartet starring Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Deadfall starring Eric Bana, and the Czech animated film Toys in the Attic. Keanu Reeves' digital vs. film documentary Side by Side is also out this week, and for the first time on Blu-ray, we've got Otto Preminger's Laura, a 40th Anniversary edition of Cabaret and Disney's Peter Pan! What will you be buying or renting this week? Check out
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New DVD Blu-Ray: 'Flight,' 'Cabaret'

Moviefone's New Release Pick of the Week "Flight" What's It About? A seasoned pilot (Denzel Washington) safely lands a plane after a mid-air catastrophe, but troubling details emerge in a further investigation of the event. See It Because: "Flight" makes you never want to fly again -- in the best way possible. Directed by Robert Zemeckis -- his first live-action film in over a decade -- this movie soars with Denzel playing against type, as an alcoholic, drugged-out pilot. Watch an Exclusive Clip from the "Flight" DVD - Moviefone's Blu-ray Pick of the Week "Cabaret" What's It About? The movie that made Liza Minnelli a superstar -- a musical drama about the complicated romance between an American singer and a British academic living in Berlin as the Nazis rise to power -- is finally restored for Blu-ray. See It Because: It's an Oscar-winning classic, but if that's not enough, the
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'Peter Pan', 'Flight', 'House of Cards' and 'Alex Cross' are On DVD and Blu-ray This Week

Peter Pan (Diamond Edition) Disney is releasing their classic animated adaptation of Peter Pan on Blu-ray this week and looking over the complete selection of titles hitting shelves today this really looks to be the best of the lot. Granted, Criterion has The Ballad of Narayama coming out and the next title does interest me, but overall this is just not a week to be buying movies.

 

House of Cards Trilogy: The Original UK Series Along with releasing the new miniseries "House of Cards" on Netflix Instant last Friday, Netflix also has the complete original BBC adaptation streaming online. So why would you spend money to buy the Blu-ray edtion? I really don't know, but it's coming out and I've heard it's great. So if you can find the time, maybe stroll on over to Netflix and add it to your queue as well or if you have deep pockets purchase it.
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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Words, The Cold Light of Day, Bachelorette

The late summer drought seems to be carrying on into September this week as there are just two new movies in wide release and neither look particularly appealing (which is probably just as well because most of Hollywood is in Toronto this weekend for Tiff). The Words stars Bradley Cooper as a famous writer who gets caught plagiarizing another author's work while The Cold Light of Day gives you a look at Henry Cavill in another action-oriented role before he plays Superman next summer. In select theatres we have the Bridesmaids-esque hard-r comedy Bachelorette, the high concept indie sci-fi flick Branded, and [Rec] 3: Genesis, which abandons the found footage style that the horror series has become known for. Also keep an eye out for the Wayne White documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing and the IMAX re-release of Raiders of the Lost Ark. What will you be watching this weekend? The Words
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