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12 Songs Given Second Lives as Famous TV Show Themes

12 Songs Given Second Lives as Famous TV Show Themes

Originally posted 04/01/2015 07:00AM

Mad Men is ending, and while the show's opening credits are inseparable from RJD2's haunting theme, there was a time when that beat was known only as "A Beautiful Mine," by RJD2 and rapper Aceyalone.

Matthew Weiner originally wanted a Beck song to play as the show's opening theme, but the singer turned down every offer from the show's producers. Weiner was driving and listening to NPR one day when he heard "A Beautiful Mine" played as segue music between two stories and was immediately struck by it, though the version that ultimately was used was so different from the original that RJD2 didn't recognize it when he first heard it. He's probably okay with it now, though.

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UpdatePosted 06/08/2014 01:00PM

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves

Originally posted 06/06/2014 10:00AM

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Neil Patrick Harris isn't the only big TV star up for a Tony Award Sunday night, but give him credit – he is the only TV star nominated for playing the role of a transgender East German glam-rocker.

In honor of Harris's transformation, we've decided to see what the How I Met Your Mother star looks like posing with his gender-flipped self, along with an octet of actors who – whether they played trans characters, or just cis folk forced to cross-dress by the demands of plot – also became their own personal Orlandos.

That's right: Our Photoshop time machine is now a Photoshop gender machine.

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