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Schoolboy Q

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Watch Schoolboy Q learn the 'Hoover Street' life in new music video

Haven't you ever dreamed of casting the childhood version of yourself?

Schoolboy Q has released a very on-the-nose video to his track "Hoover Street," off of the rapper's breakout album "Oxymoron."

And you know what's OK? That it's that kind of illustrative. Instead of rags-to-riches, Q keeps his focus on growing up in gangland, in South Central L.A. While he rhymes about roaches in his cereal and his loved ones' commitment to crime, he also goes more personal, with a nod to his grandma and the shock of seeing his first gun.

The whole album is tough, give the 2014 set a spin, and check out other vids like "What They Want" and "Break the Bank."

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<p>The &quot;American Idol&quot; Season 13 Top 2</p>

The "American Idol" Season 13 Top 2

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Finale Performances - Jena vs. Caleb

Jena and Caleb go head to head with three performances in

Welcome to the first half of the "American Idol" finale.

It's Caleb Johnson versus Jena Irene for the big prize, whatever that happens to be at this point in "Idol" history.

On Tuesday (May 20), each of the finalists will sing thrice.

On Wednesday, over two hours, we'll be treated to guest stars and group performances until we want to tear our collective hair out. Then somebody will win. And then I'll go recap the "Survivor: Cagayan" finale, hoping that Twitter doesn't ruin it for me first.

Let's get down to our Tuesday business...

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus outmopes Morrissey on Smiths' cover, 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out": Watch

She sings The Smiths via Lana Del Rey

First The Beatles and now The Smiths. After performing “Lucy in they Sky with Diamonds” with Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne on the Billboard Music Awards, Miley Cyrus turned back time again during a show in Belfast. This time she set the Way Back Machine to 1986 to perform The Smith’s “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” from the British group’s “The Queen Is Dead” album.

It would not seem possible, but The Smiths’ original is actually much peppier than Cyrus’s melodically down tempo one.  She  mumbles more than Morrissey and sounds almost like she's channeling The Smiths via Lana Del Rey.

And unlike Morrissey, she decided to take a selfie during the middle of the performance, which definitely blunts the song’s impact.

What do you think of Cyrus' version?

 

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<p>&quot;The Night Shift.&quot;</p>

"The Night Shift."

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Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 15: 'Gang Related,' 'The Normal Heart' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'The Night Shift,' 'I Wanna Marry Harry' and this season's canceled shows

Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Time for a lively Firewall & Iceberg Show, in which we review some promising summer offerings (FOX's "Gang Related" and HBO's star-studded "The Normal Heart"), some dire ones (NBC's "The Night Shift" and FOX's "I Wanna Marry Harry") and play Canceled TV Show Trivia to commemorate the end of the TV season. Even if you're not a big fan of the video show thus far, I'd ask you to take a look at that last segment (or listen to it while you have other windows on your computer open), as it's one of the more fun things we've done since this started.

Looks like we'll be podcasting on Thursday this week, so we can discuss "The Americans" finale without having to wait a week (or more). And it's unclear when or if there will be a video show next week due to holidays and travel.

The run-down:

00:00- 05:35- Gang Related
05:35- 11:17- The Normal Heart
11:17- 16:35- Night Shift
16:35- 19:53- I Wanna Marry Harry
19:53- 32:47- Cancelled Shows

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

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Coldplay

Review: Coldplay's haunting, atmospheric 'Ghost Stories'

No anthems, just heartache

“Ghost Stories” is Chris Martin’s equivalent of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours,” Bob Dylan’s “Blood On the Tracks,” or Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel Of Love.”

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TNT developing a 'Major Crimes' spinoff starring 'The Closer' alum Jon Tenney

TNT developing a “Major Crimes” spinoff starring “The Closer” alum Jon Tenney
Tenney is set to reprise his role Special Agent Fritz Howard on “Major Crimes’” 7th episode with new characters that could form a spinoff of the TNT series, which is itself a spinoff of "The Closer," according to TV Line. Also, Malcolm-Jamal Warner might be part of the spinoff.


Former “Dancing” host Samantha Harris has made it through her “grueling" double mastectomy
Harris, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall, tweeted this morning about her surgery.


Fox to burn off “Enlisted’s” remaining episodes
The canceled military comedy returns to the Fox lineup on June 1.


“Mad Men” shot this week’s episode at an actual former Burger Chef location
The restaurant used on Sunday’s episode is currently shut down.


Dr. Phil to sit down with Donald Sterling scandal figure V. Stiviano
She’ll talk about her criminal history during her sitdown airing Wednesday.


Minnesota will host the Super Bowl in 2018
Super Bowl LII, the first in Minnesota since the 1992 Super Bowl, will be played in the Vikings’ brand-new indoor stadium.


“Girls” creates a real traffic jam by filming a fake traffic jam in Brooklyn
Real traffic was shut down Monday so that Ray could get into argument with a driver who was beeping his horn excessively. PLUS: Lena Dunham’s mom casts her in her new film.

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<p>Channing Tatum and Steve Carell represent &quot;Foxcatcher&quot; in Cannes.</p>

Channing Tatum and Steve Carell represent "Foxcatcher" in Cannes.

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Can Sony Classics land two Best Actor nominations for 'Foxcatcher?'

Both Steve Carell and Channing Tatum are drawing Cannes raves for their work

I was glued to the Twitter application of my iPhone Sunday night waiting for the reactions to Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" to roll in as the film bowed in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. It was interesting to watch the first wave of knee-jerks, all of them just a touch muted, I assume because Miller is not a filmmaker whose movies hit you right away. They kind of seep into you the more you spin away from them, and I got the feeling "Foxcatcher" is absolutely one such example.

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Maroon 5

The latest on new albums from Tom Petty, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Jenny Lewis and more

Get release dates, singles, track lists, and more

There’s a bumper crop of albums coming this summer and fall, based on several new releases announced over the past 24 hours. Here’s a round-up of what’s coming soon listed chronologically:

Jason Mraz, “Yes,” July 15
The singer/songwriter has a knack for releasing songs that take up residency at radio and do not move, such as “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up.”  The new album, his first since 2012, features Mraz teaming with Raining Jane for an acoustic, intimate set covering such topics as love, faith, healing, environmental stewardship. A tour kicks off in August. First single, "Love Someone," is out now.

"Yes" track listing:

    1.    Rise
    2.    Love Someone
    3.    Hello, You Beautiful Thing
    4.    Long Drive
    5.    Everywhere
    6.    Best Friend
    7.    Quiet
    8.    Out Of My Hands
    9.    It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
    10.    3 Things
    11.    You Can Rely On Me
    12.    Back To The Earth
    13.    A World With You
    14.    Shine


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Hypnotic Eye,” July 29
TP&H return with their first album in four years and it will be a rocker, or so Petty told us when we interviewed him last month. All the cuts are upbeat rockers, Petty says. Furthermore, Rolling Stone described it as a “decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums. Look for the band to delve into the new material on a U.S. arena tour that starts Aug. 3 and features Steve Winwood as opening act.

Jenny Lewis, “The Voyager,” July 29
The beloved former Rilo Kiley and Watson Twin member’s third solo album, and first in six years, will be extremely personal. The set deals with the death of her estranged stepfather and the death of Rilo Kiley. Among the producers on the set, are Ryan Adams, Beck, Johnathan Rice , and Mike Viola. "Making The Voyager got me through one of the most difficult periods of my life," said Riley, who took off 2013 from writing to tour with the Postal Service. "After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn't sleep for five straight nights. Many of the songs on The Voyager came out of the need to occupy my mind in the moments when I just couldn't shut down.”

The Voyager track listing:
 Head Underwater
She's Not Me
Just One Of The Guys
Slippery Slopes
Late Bloomer
You Can't Outrun 'Em
The New You
Aloha & The Three Johns
Love U Forever
The Voyager

Maroon 5, “V,” Sept. 2
Adam Levine-led group’s fifth album promises to be a strong hooky pop/rock outing with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin onboard. Following Levine’s joining “The Voice” as a judge, the band has a bit of a resurgence with 2012’s “Overexposed,” which included hits “One More Night,” “Payphone,” “Love Somebody” and “Daylight.”  Jesse Carmichael, who took a hiatus for a few years, rejoins the band. First single coming this summer.

The Madden Brothers, "Greetings From California...," Oct. 7
So Good Charlotte is apparently no more for real. Joel and Benji Madden, the only members of Good Charlotte we bet you can name, have formed a new a band, the cleverly titled Madden Brothers, and moved to Capitol Records. First single, "We Are Done," comes out June 2. The album features two sides: The first side is sunny, upbeat pop rock, produced by Eric Valentine, while side two is more acoustic, Southern, retro '70s rock, produced by Joe Chiccarelli.

Counting Crows, “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” Fall 2014
The Adam Duritz-led band, which has been somewhat M.I.A. since 2008’s “Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings,” comes back with a new album and a new label home this fall Until then, the band will be on tour June through August.

 

 

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Review: 'Beautiful Youth' is a lovely exercise in minor-key heartbreak
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Review: 'Beautiful Youth' is a lovely exercise in minor-key heartbreak

Sometimes, simple is fine

CANNES -- This is my third year attending Cannes, and I'm starting to get a sense for what kind of films their programmers are drawn to, which is true of every festival. Sundance has a specific character, SXSW has its identity, Toronto feels like nothing else, and Fantastic Fest is the dangerous, drunken, knife-wielding cousin to all of them. Cannes has a soft spot for a certain kind of social drama and a sort of extreme naturalism. "Hermosa Juventud" is exactly the sort of film I expect to see when I attend this festival, and as such, it's a relatively strong example.

Jamie Rosales is the writer/director of the film, and his greatest strength as a filmmaker is how invisible his touch is. The film is fairly delicate. It never goes for the big melodramatic move, even though there's plenty of opportunity. Even the synopsis for the film in the Cannes catalog leans more heavily on a plot hook than the actual film does. Rosales seems far more interested in simply capturing the way life slowly but surely lands on us than in any traditional ideas about story arc.

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Colin Firth kicks actual butt in first trailer for Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'
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Colin Firth kicks actual butt in first trailer for Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

Vaughn's working with Mark Millar again, and to great effect, it seems

Colin Firth… action hero?

That's been the most intriguing prospect of Matthew Vaughn's 'Kingsman: The Secret Service," based on another Mark Millar series, since Firth was first announced for the cast last year.

Now that we've got an actual trailer for the movie, I'm in. I find that Matthew Vaughn is an enormously divisive filmmaker, and I have peers who routinely lambast me for enjoying his work. I don't care. I like his sensibilities. I think he has a very dry subversive streak, a fondness for the rude, and he loves many of the same things I do about action movies in general. Hooking up with Mark Millar has led him down a very particular path, and I can see a sort of progression from "Kick-Ass," where a kid decides he wants to try to be a real-life superhero with no powers, to this film, where a kid is recruited to go to what looks like a deadly Hogwarts for British spies.

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Report: 'The Shield’s' Michael Jace confessed to killing his wife

Report: “The Shield’s” Michael Jace confessed to killing his wife
The LA Times reports that Jace admitted shooting his wife to the police. TMZ had reported earlier that Jace called 911 and said “I shot my wife.” PLUS: Jace was reportedly having financial problems.


NBC wins the 2013-14 season among younger viewers, CBS wins in total viewers
The Peacock captured the 18-49 demo crown for the first time in 10 years.


ABC is set to win its 1st May sweeps in 14 years
ABC has finished first in the demo the past five weeks.


Elisabeth Moss welled up filming “Mad Men” dancing scene, says she’s avoiding watching this season
"It was definitely emotional,” Moss says. "It's a very easy thing, in a way, for Jon and I to do, because we are very old friends and we are very close and comfortable with each other.” Moss hasn’t been watching the show lately because "I don't watch the show while we're filming. It's too weird for me. I can't watch the show and then go to work a few hours later, while I'm still playing the character. And it sucks, because I don't get to enjoy the show in a way that a lot of people do. I want to watch it! I'm a fan of it."


“Six Feet Under’s” Lauren Ambrose joins USA’s “Dig”
She’ll be part of the event series from “Heroes’” Tim Kring and “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff.


Kristen Bell to host the CMT Music Awards
She’ll host solo for the first time after co-hosting with Toby Keith in 2012 and Jason Aldean in 2013.


Watch George R.R. Martin explain “Game of Thrones” to a confused fan
Martin is participating in Conan O’Brien’s “I Got This” program.


“Louie” pays homage to Jim Jarmusch’s “Stranger Than Paradise”
Louis CK has previously said he’s a fan of the 1984 cult classic.


Jimmy Fallon helped “The View” get through its first day without Barbara Walters
He sent the show 20 pizzas.


Watch a preview of “The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?”
Here’s Nat Geo’s follow-up to the "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us,” also narrated by Rob Lowe.


“Bachelorette” alum Chris Bukowski talks about crashing this year’s “Bachelorette" party
"I almost got on as a contestant, but it was too late,” Bukowski tells Ryan Seacrest.


Disney Channel renews “Jessie”
The children’s show will be back for a 4th season.

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Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith rock Cannes on Tuesday
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Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith rock Cannes on Tuesday

'Lost River' also stars 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s' Iain De Caestecker

One of the most anticipated films at the Cannes Film Festival this year is Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River," starring "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks. The neo-noir reunites Gosling with his "Place Beyond the Pines" co-stars Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn, although Gosling is staying behind the camera. "River" also stars Matt Smith ("Doctor Who), Iain De Caestecker ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") and Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna"). The gang descended on Cannes for a photo call on Tuesday, with the world premiere following later this week.

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