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<p>Jennifer Lopez recently launched her latest tour in Panama</p>

Jennifer Lopez recently launched her latest tour in Panama

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When will Jennifer Lopez's 'Dance Again...The Hits' bounce into stores?

Summer set includes career-spanning DV

Jennifer Lopez will shimmy her way back into record stores with “Dance Again...The Hits,” out July 24 on Epic Records.

The CD/DVD collection spans her entire career including her latest tracks, ?“Dance Again” featuring Pitbull and “Goin’ In” featuring Flo Rida.  The deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks: “All I Have,” “Que Hiciste,” and Let’s Get Loud.”

The "American Idol" judge starts a summer tour with Enrique Iglesias July 14. She performed in Brazil on June 23.

1.   Dance Again featuring Pitbull
2.   Goin' In featuring Flo Rida
3.   I'm Into You featuring Lil Wayne
4.   On The Floor featuring Pitbull?
5.   Love Don't Cost A Thing?
6.   If You Had My Love?
7.   Waiting For Tonight?
8.   Get Right featuring Fabolous?
9.   Jenny From The Block (Track Masters Remix featuring Styles P. & Jadakiss)?
10. I'm Real (Remix featuring Ja Rule)?
11. Do It Well?
12. Ain't It Funny (Remix featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah)?
13. Feelin' So Good (Remix featuring Big Pun & Fat Joe)
14. All I Have featuring LL Cool J
15. Que Hiciste
16. Let's Get Loud

1.   Dance Again featuring Pitbull?
2.   On The Floor featuring Pitbull
3.   Love Don't Cost A Thing
4.   If You Had My Love
5.   Waiting For Tonight?
6.   Get Right?
7.   Jenny From The Block
8.   I'm Real (Remix featuring Ja Rule)?
9.   Do It Well?
10. Ain't It Funny (Remix featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah)
11. Feelin' So Good (Remix featuring Big Pun & Fat Joe)

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 136
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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 136

Dan and Alan talk 'Anger Management,' 'Louie,' 'Episodes' and more
Happy Monday, Boys & Girls.
Time for a comedy-filled installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast
This week's podcast includes reviews of BBC America's "Twenty Twelve," FX's "Anger Management" and "Louie," plus Showtime's "Weeds" and "Episodes."
You get no points for correctly guessing which show we liked most.
Due to the 4th of July holiday and a paucity of new programming, we won't be podcasting next week, but we'll have a couple jam-packed weeks after that, with Comic-Con and TCA Press Tour and whatnot. So... Whee!
Here's today's breakdown:
"Twenty Twelve" (00:01:20 - 00:07:45)
"Anger Management" (00:07:50 - 00:21:30)
"Louie" (00:22:00 - 00:32:00)
"Weeds" (00:32:00 - 00:40:05)
"Episodes" (00:40:10 - 00:53:00)
Listener Mail - Comedies ready for The Leap (00:53:20 - 01:02:20)
Listener Mail - Wives of Anti-heroes (01:02:25 - 01:12:45)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (01:12:45 - 01:25:00)
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 136: 'Louie,' 'Anger Management,' 'Episodes' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 136: 'Louie,' 'Anger Management,' 'Episodes' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Twenty Twelve,' 'Weeds' and the latest 'Buffy' season 1 episode


It's a comedy-heavy week at the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as we review the return of "Louie," Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" comeback, BBC America's "Twenty Twelve," and the return of Showtime's "Weeds" and "Episodes." We also hit another episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" season 1, and finally dip back into the mailbag after several weeks away.

The line-up: 

"Twenty Twelve" (00:01:20 - 00:07:45)
"Anger Management" (00:07:50 - 00:21:30)
"Louie" (00:22:00 - 00:32:00)
"Weeds" (00:32:00 - 00:40:05)
"Episodes" (00:40:10 - 00:53:00)
Listener Mail - Comedies ready for The Leap (00:53:20 - 01:02:20)
Listener Mail - Wives of Anti-heroes (01:02:25 - 01:12:45)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (01:12:45 - 01:25:00)
As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
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<p>Far East Movement</p>

Far East Movement

Interview: Far East Movement on ‘Dirty Bass,’ Justin Bieber’s ‘humbleness’

New music video and... another 'G6'

A group with a No. 1 hit song is a tough act to follow, particularly if you’re in that group. Far East Movement earned the top spot with their song “Like a G6” in 2010, and made some headway on radio, too, with “Rocketeer.” Now the hip-hop-loving dance quartet is back with their album “Dirty Bass,” with the hope to achieve some of the same widespread success. Cameos from artists like Tyga, Cassie and freakishly popular Justin Bieber should, y’know, help. 

“Right after ‘G6’ we kept staying on the road and we’d see the crowds and thought, ‘This is crazy.’ But we went into the studio, we didn’t want to think about how we did off the last album, and let’s totally reinvent,” Far East Movement’s Kev Nish said of their newly released album. “That’s what the Beastie Boys would do. We played around with our visuals. When we were touring with Rihanna or [Lil] Wayne, we’d duck right back off stage or on the bus or the backstage and take that energy from the crowd and work it into new ideas.”
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<p>&nbsp;The cover of Linkin Park's &quot;Living Things&quot; album</p>

 The cover of Linkin Park's "Living Things" album

Album Review: Linkin Park's 'Living Things' breathes life into band

SoCal rock group adds some fresh elements to its thrash

On their last two albums— 2007’s “Minutes To Midnight” and 2010’s “A Thousand Suns”— the members of Linkin Park were feeling their oats a little, bucking the musical conventions that had made them a multi-platinum act, but now felt confining instead of defining.

For “Living Things,” out Tuesday (26), the Los Angeles band took a breath, regrouped, and returns with an album that pulls in all the elements that made millions of rock/rap fans love them initially, but they manage to shake it up plenty in fresh and sometimes surprising ways.

The angry young men on 2000’s “Hybrid Theory” may all now well be on the far side of 30, but  they’ve still found plenty to get their dander up. Whether it’s betrayal or loss, as on opening track, “Lost in the Echo” or on the mindbendingly vitriolic “Lies Greed Misery,” there’s always some blistering screed they need to get off their collective chest that has been festering. 

For fans of the Linkin Park template —Chester Bennington sings and then usually starts to scream his lungs out, before or after Mike Shinoda has rapped and some keyboards have tinkered around— that is still intact to great effect, as on “Burn It Down,” the album’s wildly successful first single. 

However, then comes something like the aforementioned “Lies Greed Misery,” which sounds like an unholy alliance between Erasure, Kanye West, Skrillex and M.I.A. before it explodes wide open as Bennington repeatedly screams “You did it to yourself”  at a level that will peel paint off the walls. “Castle of Glass” begins with a genial chugging that sounds downright countrified, as the band sings “I’m only a crack in this castle of glass” with a lulling resignation.

Linkin Park’s appeal to its followers, or this fan at least, is the catharsis its songs often provide. I was a recent transplant to Los Angeles from New York when Linkin Park broke through with “Hybrid Theory.” I remember playing songs like “Crawling” or “In The End” in my car and they matched every bit of anxiety and angst that comes with starting over. There has always been something about Linkin Park’s music from that day on that has always tapped into an underlying, hidden hurt and rage that feels left over from adolescence.  It scabs over, but never heals.

As producer Rick Rubin, who worked with the band for the third time, explained at a Q&A and listening party for the band last week, they write piecemeal. He compared them more to programmers than a traditional band: each member brings in his part and they songs are  Frankensteined together. For Linkin Park’s detractors, that means the songs sound disjointed with disparate elements coming out of nowhere and shape shift with seemingly no rhyme or reason, but given how much pop radio now throws in a rap on almost every pop song, in some ways it sounds like everyone else finally caught up with Linkin Park’s way of doing things.

One of the constants that holds “Living Things” together is Rob Bourdon’s drumming. He bring a military-like rat-a-tat to such songs as on “In My Remains” or “Until It Breaks,” especially when it feels like all the parts could come unhinged at any minute unless tied down.

Two of the tracks weigh in under two minutes each and all 12 songs amount to less than 38 minutes, but there’s a density and a thrash to the songs that make any stretching or filler not only unnecessary but undesirable. By the time the album wraps with the echo-y, throbbing “Powerless” (also the end title for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”), you’ll be ready for a little breather.

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<p>&quot;Suburgatory&quot;&nbsp;star Jane Levy.</p>

"Suburgatory" star Jane Levy.

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If I had an Emmy ballot 2012: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The stars of 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Girls,' 'Veep' and more

Time for part 6 of our look at the Emmy nominations process for 2012. As always, Fienberg and I are going to approach things in two ways. I'll pretend that I have an Emmy ballot and make my picks for the six actors or shows I would put on my ballot, while Dan will rank the potential nominees from most likely to least. And, as always, we are working off of the actual Emmy ballot, so we can't consider people who didn't submit themselves, nor can we reassign anyone to a more suitable or easier category.

We're continuing to move through the lead performer categories, this time with Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Dan's predictions are here, and my preferences are coming right up...

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Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita on 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

Melissa Gorga, Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita on 'Real Housewives of New Jersey'

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' recap: 'Public Displays of Rejection

Teresa versus Jacqueline, round two

Oh how the tables have turned on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

The aftermath of last week's massive showdown between Jacqueline and Teresa sees Jacqueline in tears, Teresa looking to her husband for solace (wise move, that one), Caroline acting vindicated, Kathy wishing for the best in a new Teresa and Melissa hoping everyone will pay attention to her single.

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<p>John Gallagher Jr., Emily Mortimer and Alison Pill in &quot;The Newsroom.&quot;</p>

John Gallagher Jr., Emily Mortimer and Alison Pill in "The Newsroom."

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Series premiere review: 'The Newsroom' - 'We Just Decided To'

The bad and (mostly) good of Aaron Sorkin are both on display in the pilot episode

I reviewed the first four episodes of "The Newsroom" as a whole on Wednesday, and now that the first episode has aired, I have some specific thoughts on it, coming up just as soon as I take medicine for vertigo...

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Valentina Cervi as Salome on 'True Blood'

We got to know Valentina Cervi's Salome a little better this week. But not as good as Bill and Eric.

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'True Blood' recap: Pam rules in 'Whatever I Am, You Made Me

Also, Salome gets busy and Jason gets schooled in a solid episode

Well that was another solid episode of "True Blood." And the best of the season so far in terms of balancing the large cast of characters and giving a variety of actors room to shine. There's not a whole lot of momentum building after three episodes, but we still saw advances in several major storylines and got a better understanding of both a new addition and an old favorite.

Let's break it down...

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<p>Jill St. John was a great-looking addition to the Bond series, and the first American Bond girl, but her character was much better in the book and seems like a missed opportunity as written.</p>

Jill St. John was a great-looking addition to the Bond series, and the first American Bond girl, but her character was much better in the book and seems like a missed opportunity as written.

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James Bond Declassified: File #7 - 'Diamonds Are Forever' is Connery's last shot

Is Crispin Glover's dad one of Bond's freakiest enemies?

FILE #7: "Diamonds Are Forever"

This series will trace the cinema history of James Bond, while also examining Ian Fleming's original novels as source material and examining how faithful (or not) the films have been to his work.

Directed by Guy Hamilton
Screenplay by Richard Maibuam and Tom Makiewicz
Produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli


James Bond / Sean Connery
Tiffany Case / Jill St. John
Ernst Stavro Blofeld / Charles Gray
Plenty O'Toole / Lana Wood
Willard Whyte / Jimmy Dean
Saxby / Bruce Cabot
Mr. Kidd / Putter Smith
Mr. Wint / Bruce Glover
Felix Leiter / Norman Burton
Dr. Metz / Joseph Furst
"M" / Bernard Lee
"Q" / Desmond Llewelyn
Shady Tree / Leonard Barr
Moneypenny / Lois Maxwell
Mrs. Whistler / Margaret Lacey
Peter Franks / Joe Robinson
Sir Donald Munger / Laurence Naismith
Mr. Slumber / David Bauer


Connery's return to the series starts with a great, casual gun barrel turn, and then launches directly into a brutal fight as Bond beats the holy hell out of a guy looking for information about the location of Blofeld.  That leads him to Cairo, where he beats the crap out of another guy in a casino, and that leads him to Maui, where he strangles a woman with her own bikini top to get more information about Blofeld out of her.  It's a series of quick cuts, and it creates a sense that Bond isn't playing around.  He's driven to find Blofeld so he can get his revenge.

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<p>Justin Bieber</p>

Justin Bieber

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Music Power Rankings: Justin Bieber surpasses Katy Perry and Lil Wayne

Which two 70 year-olds make this week's list?

1. Justin Bieber: “Believe” may have received mixed reviews, but his legions of fans will propel the new album not only to the top of the Billboard 200 next week, but  give it the biggest opening week of 2012.  Fun fact: Bieber has 23.7 million Twitter followers: that’s more than the population of Australia.

2. Coachella: The desert festival grosses $47 million by expanding to two weekends; $44 million of that is from water sales.

3. Lil Wayne: The rapper logs his 100th song on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart as the featured artist on French Montana’s “Pop That.” Up next, he will be the featured artist on my cat’s next single, “Furrrrballin’.”

4.Universal- EMI Merger:
The Senate Judiciary committee anti-trust subcommittee holds often testy hearings on the proposed union, while news hits that New Zealand has approved the deal. Next up: Luxembourg!

5. David Lowery: The Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker frontman breaks down the mechanics of downloading music for free and how it hurts artists and songwriters and, ultimately, you, the fan. Not quite as catchy as CVB’s cover of “Pictures of Matchstick Men,” but equally compelling.

6. Katy Perry: The pop princess tells The Hollywood Reporter that she plans to launch her own label.  She hasn’t picked a name, but we’re rooting for Kitty Purry Records.

7. Fiona Apple: She can’t come up with a short album title to save her life, but “The Idler Wheel (blah, blah, blah...), her first album in several years, sends sensitive critics rushing to their boxes of tissues as she manages to reopen every scabbed-over wound. 

8. Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson:
Who knew these musical titans were born two days apart! They turned 70 this week and are both still selling out shows like kids one-third their age. Rock on.

9. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Will the lovebirds be the next superstar act headed for Las Vegas? Robin Leach says yes, and even though a rumored announcement was scotched on Thursday, that’s good enough for me.

10. Jimmy Fallon: The late night talk show host lands at No. 25 on the Billboard 200 with “Blow Your Pants Off,” his first appearance in 10 years on the chart.  The title sells 15,000, which might not sound like much until you realize it’s nearly twice as much as Hot Chip’s new set. Perspective.

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'Brave' interview wrap-up and Fien Print Archery

'Brave' interview wrap-up and Fien Print Archery

How many civilians would perish when Dan takes up the bow-and-arrow
EDINGBURGH, SCOTLAND - I've been teasing this for a week now, so I can't put it off any longer. It's time to celebrate the wonder of Dan and his ineptitude at archery.
Earlier this month, I was at the junket for Disney/Pixar's "Brave" in Edinburgh, Scotland and, on the first night, the assembled press descended upon Prestonfield House for dinner and a slew of stand-up opportunities. Stand-ups are usually for TV reporters to give a little more color to otherwise basic interview opportunities. One of the stand-ups involved archery, a skill I haven't utilized since I was 10 at Camp White Pine in Halliburton, Ontario. And even when I was utilizing said skill -- maybe once or twice per summer, maximum -- I wasn't actually very skillful, a lack of coordination that has only intensified in the subsequent decades. 
With the help of Jim, an endearingly patient man in a kilt, I reminded myself why my life is best lived weapon-free.
Kudos to HitFix's James Jhun for the ace job of crafting eight or nine minutes of awkwardness into a well-crafted three minutes of self-mockery!
And, meanwhile, check out the other "Brave" interviews I did on the junket.
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