Pete Seeger inspired legions

01/28/2014 4:56 pm0 comments
Pete Seeger performs on the Acura stage at New Orleans' Jazz Fest on April 25, 2009.

  By Jethro Mullen and Saeed Ahmed   (CNN) — Pete Seeger, the man considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music who inspired legions of activist singer-songwriters, died Monday. He was 94. Seeger’s best known songs include “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Turn! Turn! Turn! [...]

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Motley Crue is retiring

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Motley Crue

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Well, kickstart my heart. Motley Crue is retiring. The four hard-rock bandmates — Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars — made it official today, signing a “Cessation of Touring Agreement” in Los Angeles, effective at the end of 2015. “Everything must come to [...]

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Grammy Awards attracted 28.5 million

01/27/2014 2:59 pm0 comments
56th Grammys - Daft Punk

  By Brian Stelter CNN   (CNN) — Maybe it was , or maybe it was the Beatles. (Actually, it was probably both.) The Grammy Awards attracted 28.5 million viewers to CBS on Sunday night, which is essentially a modern-day record for the annual music awards show. CBS described it [...]

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Bill Cosby returning to NBC sitcom

01/24/2014 3:15 pm0 comments
Bill Cosby

  By Ed Payne and Jane Caffrey CNN Bill Cosby is returning to NBC with a new sitcom, a network representative told CNN on Wednesday night. The comedian will play the patriarch of a multi-generational family. The show brings the 76-year-old comedian back to the same network where his ground-breaking [...]

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Leno, Fallon prepare ‘Tonight Show’ swap

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Late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno belt out a show tune together last April, dispelling rumors the two don’t get along. Leno is getting ready to hand over the Tonight Show to Fallon.

  By Breeanna Hare CNN In less than a month, will pass the “Tonight Show” torch to Jimmy Fallon. But before he does, Leno will have him on as a special guest. NBC has confirmed that Fallon will have a seat on Leno’s “Tonight Show” couch on Feb. 3, which [...]

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MGM to mark 90 years with yearlong celebration

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Leo the Lion, whose roar can be heard at the start of every MGM picture, keeps an eye on Gary Barber and Sylvester Stallone during Wednesday’s ceremony launching the yearlong 90th anniversary celebration for MGM.

Photo by Gary McCarthy

    Independent Staff Report Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Wednesday announced a yearlong global campaign to honor the studio’s 90th anniversary. The studio was founded in 1924 when theater magnate Marcus Loew bought and merged Metro Pictures Corporation with Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions. MGM and its legendary roaring lion logo [...]

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SAG Awards-McConaughey

01/22/2014 1:08 pm0 comments
Matthew McConaughey 

Photo by Marty Cotwright

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Backstage at the Screen Actors Guild tonight, best- actor winner Matthew McConaughey said his extreme weight loss for “Dallas Buyers Club” left him hungry in more than a physical sense. “In a very literal sense I was hungry … for knowledge, for research,” McConaughey said [...]

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DAWUD AASIYA-BEY NAMED WINNER OF GUITAR CENTER’S 25th ANNUAL DRUM-OFF

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(Guitar Center Drum-Off Winner Dawud Aasiya-Bey with host Stephen Perkins. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Guitar Center)

 Guitar Center to grant Aasiya-Bey with Career Altering Endorsement Deals, Gear and Cash in a Grand Prize Package Valued at Over $50,000   (January 21, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA) – Starting in August, over 5,000 drummers from across the country signed up to compete in Guitar Center’s 25th Annual Drum-Off. Five finalists were chosen out of the thousands [...]

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Whisky a Go Go – 50 years of music

01/17/2014 3:45 pm0 comments
X

Photo by Gary Leonard

The Whisky a Go Go, a Sunset Boulevard landmark for years, is marking its 50th anniversary this year with a series of special concerts this month. The iconic band X returned to the Whisky to kick off the anniversary shows Jan. 10. Thursday, Robbie Krieger of the Doors and his [...]

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‘Octomom’ Nadya Suleman pleads not guilty to welfare charges

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Suleman says she was drugged when she consented to 12 embryos

  By Ashley Fantz and Alan Duke CNN   (CNN) — Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman pleaded not guilty Friday to welfare fraud charges relating to allegations that she did not report money that she earned as a topless dancer and adult film actress, according to the Los Angeles County District [...]

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