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Mark the Calendar for Scandal, About Last Night & Dierks Bentley | Dierks Bentley, Kerry Washington, Kevin Hart, Regina Hall

Mark the Calendar for Scandal, About Last Night & Dierks Bentley

Originally posted 02/21/2014 12:00PM

Your go-to guide for movies, TV shows, music and books to check out this week

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Watch Robert Downey Jr. Sing a Flawless Police Cover for Sting's Birthday

Originally posted 01/14/2014 10:00AM



It's not enough that Robert Downey Jr. is a talented actor with charisma for miles, but he's also got to have an astounding singing voice? Life isn't fair.

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Inside Brad Pitt's Big Night in N.Y.C. – and Jersey! | Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Shows World War Z in New York – and New Jersey!

Originally posted 05/23/2013 10:00AM

Brad Pitt stepped out solo Wednesday night to mingle with an impressive crowd of A-listers – but he didn't forget his fans, either.

Showing his new zombie thriller World War Z for the first time, hehosted a star-packed screening at New York City's Museum of Modern Art – then zipped to Hoboken, N.J., where he surprised moviegoers at a late-night sneak preview.

"They said we got to do a showing in the city and I said okay, but we can't do it without showing it to the people who we made the film for," he told the Jersey fans. "So we decided to do it than no other place than Jersey. We've got a monster film, it's epic, scary as hell and I guarantee it's the most intense thing you will see all summer."

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Did Taylor Swift Enjoy the Grammys More Than Anyone?

Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake & More Grammy Performances Inspire Grammy Buzz

Originally posted 02/11/2013 10:50AM

The Grammys are called music's biggest night for a reason.

With performances from Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, Frank Ocean, Miranda Lambert and more, the audience rocked their way through the 3.5 hour broadcast.

But no one was having more fun than Swift, 23, who was seen singing along and dancing to almost every song played throughout the night. But the singer-songwriter had plenty of reason to celebrate – earlier that day, she learned she won a Grammy for her song with The Civil Wars, "Safe & Sound," which appeared on The Hunger Games soundtrack.

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Grammys 2013: Who Put on the Best Show of the Night?

Originally posted 02/11/2013 01:15AM



It's the only awards show that's as much a concert as it is a parade of stars. So, who brought the goods Sunday night at the Grammys?

There were plenty of memorable moments, both solo performances and the duets and collaborations for which the Grammys are so famous.

Justin Timberlake made his much-anticipated – and, it turned out, sepia-toned – return to the Grammys, with help from Jay-Z, singing "Suit & Tie" and "Pusher Love Girl." That came soon after Taylor Swift opened the show with a flamboyant Alice in Wonderland take on her hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

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Sting Says Today's Music Is 'Played Out'

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Sting Says Today's Music Is 'Played Out'

Originally posted 12/13/2009 08:50AM

It's hard to find a musical artist with a career as diverse as Sting's: In his more than 30-year career, the singer-songwriter has explored the worlds of rock, jazz, world beats and classical music – not to mention acting.

The secret to his versatility? "I was fortunate growing up in the '60s because in England we only had one radio station," the singer said in a moderated Q&A following a screening of his latest acting project, Twin Spirits, a musical and theatrical love story about composer Robert Schumann.

"We had classical music, we had pop music, we had everything in between," he says of the station's rotation. "So I grew up thinking that music was this one thing. I mean, I appreciated the difference between classical music and pop music, but it's the same building blocks and it still has the same feeling to it. It's a common language."

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Simon Cowell and Sting Trade Barbs | Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell and Sting Trade Barbs

Originally posted 11/16/2009 11:35AM

He's usually the one meting out the criticism, but this time it's Simon Cowell who's on the receiving end of some particularly harsh words about his talent – from Sting.

The rock star heaped criticism on Cowell's British version of American IdolThe X Factor – describing the show as "appalling" and promoting bland, soulless music in an interview with the London Evening Standard.

"It's a preposterous show, and you have judges who have no recognizable talent apart from self-promotion," Sting, 58, said. "Basically I was looking at televised karaoke where they conform to stereotypes. It is a soap opera which has nothing to do with music."

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Sting's Daughter Recovering after Injury | Sting

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Sting's Daughter Recovering after Injury

Originally posted 05/04/2009 02:05PM

Coco Sumner, daughter of Sting and Trudie Styler, is recuperating after suffering an injury last week.

"Coco is recovering beautifully," Sting's rep tells PEOPLE. "The family thanks everyone for their concern."

Though the rep had no comment on the specifics of the incident and the extent of Sumner's injury, British reports say she was dining with a friend in Los Angeles when she collapsed. According to The Daily Mail, Sumner, 18, said she was feeling ill and when she tried to stand up, fell and hit her head.

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Police to Wrap Tour with B-52s, Auction for Charity

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Police to Wrap Tour with B-52s, Auction for Charity

Originally posted 07/21/2008 05:05PM

To mark the final show of the Police reunion tour, eBay will auction a whole host of goodies – including VIP concert packages – to benefit Public Television Rocks!, an initiative formed between New York Public Television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21.

The final concert, to take place at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 7, will feature a guest appearance by The B-52s. The auction fund-raiser includes autographed instruments, access to sound checks, special pre-concert dinner and cocktail reception invitations, front row seats, a meet and greet session and photo ops with the bands.

The two-part auction will fun in two waves: The first runs July 14 -24 and includes concert experience opportunities and memorabilia. The second wave begins August 4 -14 and contains autographed instruments.

Head to eBay to place a bid and get more details.
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Sting's Wife Defends Rainforest Charity | Sting, Trudie Styler

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Sting's Wife Defends Rainforest Charity

Originally posted 05/05/2008 09:25AM

A watchdog group has slammed Sting's high-profile rainforest charity – but the rocker's wife, Trudie Styler, says the critics cannot see the forest for the trees.

Charity Navigator, which rates the financial standings of thousands of nonprofit organizations, claims that only 41 percent of the money raised by a celebrity-studded 2006 Carnegie Hall concert actually funded tree-saving programs, Monday's New York Post reports.

The benefit featuring Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow and Will Ferrell brought in more that $2.1 million.

Styler points out that "The Rainforest Foundation is celebrating its 20th year. We wouldn't still be in business or have given out millions of dollars over the years if we'd spent everything we made immediately after it came in."

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