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Michael Jackson's weird 'Blue Gangsta' and sexy 'Loving You': Listen

Check out two new track from 'Xscape'

Forget going out to eat at some fancy schmancy restaurant, Michael Jackson wants to stay home in bed with you.  It’s a bit of a creepy notion in hindsight, but it probably wasn’t in 1987, when Jackson originally recorded “Loving You.”

Jackson laid down the mid-tempo ballad, which is featured on “Xscape,” an album of previously unreleased Jackson songs finished by various producers,  for “Bad,” but then didn’t include it on the multi-platinum set, according to Billboard. Timbaland and J-Roc took the tracks and added a funky beat, according to Idolator.

If “Loving You” is instantly recognizable as Jackson, “Blue Gangsta,” a track that bowed on MTV today, is a little more out there. With gritty vocals, full of hiccups and other Jackson trademarks, the singer originally recorded the vocals in 1999 with producer Dr. Freeze. Timbaland adds embellishments such as synths and horns to give it its futuristic feel, according to Rolling Stone. We’re sure it would have had quite the fascinating music video. Listen to "Blue Gangsta" here.

What do you think? Both tracks are more interesting than compelling and don’t compare to “Love Never Felt So Good,” Jackson’s track with Justin Timberlake that came out last week and debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Xscape” comes out May 13.

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<p>Matt Ryan of &quot;Constantine&quot;</p>

Matt Ryan of "Constantine"

Credit: WBTV/NBC

NBC orders 'Constantine,' 'Mysteries of Laura' to series

The Cristin Milioti/Ben Feldman comedy 'A to Z' also gets an order

It's a pretty glorious day for DC Comics' TV team. 

Just one hour after The CW officially announced series orders for "The Flash" and "iZombie," NBC chimed in by ordering "Constantine" to series.

Oh and NBC also sent the drama "The Mysteries of Laura" and the comedy "A to Z" to series, but since they have nothing to do with comic books, we're somehow less interested.

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NBC picks up 'Mysteries of Laura' starring Debra Messing, plus DC Comics' 'Constantine'

NBC picks up “Mysteries of Laura” starring Debra Messing, plus DC Comics' “Constantine”
Messing will play a female homicide detective with twins, while David S. Goyer’s “Constantine” is DC Comics’ 4th TV series pickup after “Gotham,” “The Flash” and “iZombie.” PLUS: NBC orders Rashida Jones-produced online dating comedy "A to Z" starring "HIMYM's" Cristin Milioti and "Mad Men's" Ben Feldman.

CBS will air a woman’s voice pleading for her life minutes before she’s murdered, despite mother’s objections
“48 Hours” this weekend will focus on the 2012 murder of Weight Watchers executive Danielle Thomas by her live-in boyfriend who inadvertently recorded her screams and pleas for life on his phone.

“True Blood” husband-and-wife team Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer to produce projects for HBO
The couple’s production company has signed a two-year, first-look deal with the pay cable network.

Zendaya returning to Disney Channel to star in "K.C. Undercover”
The former “Dancing” star will play an undercover spy in training.

Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg getting an E! reality show
"The DVF Project” will have contestants compete to become the DVF Global Brand Ambassador.

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Grouplove's new video for 'The Fault In Our Stars'' 'Let Me In': Watch

The tune plus movie images pack a punch

Grouplove, whose hits include “Tongue Tied” and “Ways to Go,” is back with “Let Me In,” a song written for “The Fault In Our Stars.” The tune features both Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi trading off on vocals, which fits the movie’s story line since each voice represents the two protagonists, Hazel and Augustus.

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CW picks up 'iZombie,' 'The Flash,' 'Jane the Virgin' and 'The Messengers'

CW picks up “iZombie,” “The Flash,” “Jane the Virgin” and “The Messengers”
“iZombie” comes from “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and revolves around a med student, “The Flash” is a spinoff from “Arrow,” “Jane the Virgin” is based on the Venezuelan telenovela and “The Messengers” is a another post-apocalyptic drama.

CW cancels “Carrie Diaries,” “Tomorrow People,” “Star-Crossed,” renews “The 100,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Hart of Dixie”
All three canceled series ended their seasons with very low numbers.

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<p>Grant Gustin of &quot;The Flash&quot;</p>

Grant Gustin of "The Flash"

Credit: The CW/WBTV

The CW picks up 'The Flash,' 'iZombie' and renews 'Dixie,' 'Beauty and the Beast'

'Tomorrow People,' 'Carrie Diaries' and 'Star-Crossed' won't be back

Add The CW to the list of networks doing early housekeeping before next week's Upfronts.

On Thursday (May 8) morning, one week before it will announce its full schedule to advertisers, The CW four new series pickups for next season, renewed three established series and, in the process, confirmed that three bubble shows will not be returning next year.

Let's take things step-by-step: 

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Lady Antebellum

'GMA's' summer concert line-up includes Lady A, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lopez and more

How does their slate compare with 'Today?'

“Good Morning America” will kick off its summer concert season May 23 with Lady Antebellum.

The series, which takes place every Friday in New York City’s Central Park, ends with Brad Paisley on Aug. 29 (Paisley announced today that his new album will come out Aug. 26).

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"I Wanna Marry 'Harry'"

"I Wanna Marry 'Harry'"

Credit: FOX

Meet the 12 suckers signed up for 'I Wanna Marry 'Harry''

FOX has another sadistic reality TV show on tap for May 27

Remember "Joe Millionaire," the cruel twist on dating show conventions that allowed a fleet of love-hungry women to chase a handsome guy on national TV under the misconception he had a ton of money when the reality was he was mostly broke? Ah, those were the days. FOX is back at it again with "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" (premiering Tues. May 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET). The show has found a lookalike for the Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales (aka Prince Harry) in regular guy Matthew Hicks. Now, 12 suckers, I mean American women, get a chance to date him! 

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Whoopi Goldberg’s family is getting a reality show

Whoopi Goldberg’s family is getting a reality show
Goldberg will produce a “docuseries” focusing on her daughter Alex Martin and her three kids and their extended family.

“American Idol” is still Fox’s No. 1 show, so it was a no-brainer to renew it for a 14th season
While it was an easy decision to renew the long-running reality show, its downward ratings trajectory suggests that Fox will have a more difficult decision in future years.

“Gotham” boss explains his approach to the Batman prequel
"I did a lot of research,” says Bruno Heller, "and what it told me is this world is a little like Greek or Roman mythology. There are so many iterations of the story and so many great versions (that) there is no one road to go down. And if you stick to one of those roads, then you lose other parts you could go down. I read everything I could and then — I didn’t throw it away, but I started fresh.”

A&E’s reality TV slate includes “Dogs of War,” log cabin dating show “Love Prison” and “The Unproduceables”
A&E is planning unscripted shows on veterans and their dogs, online couples living in log cabins and a Florida retirement home.

Sarah Silverman’s brother-in-law is running for president of Israel
Solar energy entrepreneur Yosef Abramowitz, 50, announced his candidacy today. He is the husband of Susan Silverman, a Reform rabbi who is Sarah's older sister.

RIP Fox’s “Enlisted”
The military sitcom never stood a chance with its Friday timeslot.

Spike Lee will direct Katt Williams’ next HBO special
Williams, whose last HBO special aired in 2006, will tape his upcoming HBO special on May 17.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” gets a season finale poster
Toronto art studio Phantom City Creative created this poster and posters for “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3."

“The View” star Sherri Shepherd’s marriage is reportedly ending
According to Page Six, Shepherd has separated from her 2nd husband.

Nickelodeon renews “Breadwinners”
The animated series will be back for a 20-episode 2nd season.

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<p>Key art for &quot;Outlander&quot;</p>

Key art for "Outlander"

Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/Starz

Starz sets 'Outlander' premiere date, unveils new poster

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan star

After going with "Summer 2014" right up to last week, Starz has finally announced an official premiere date for the fantasy tinged historical drama "Outlander."

The network also released snazzy new key art for "Outlander," which is being adapted by Ronald D. Moore from the bestselling book series by Diana Gabaldon.

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'Outlander' gets an Aug. 9 premiere date and a poster

“Outlander” gets an Aug. 9 premiere date and a poster
The much-anticipated Starz historical drama from “Battlestar’s” Ron Moore asks: “What if your future was the past?”

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<p>&quot;Penny Dreadful.&quot;</p>

"Penny Dreadful."

Credit: Showtime

Review: Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' does a literary monster mash-up

Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Josh Hartnett star in Victorian era horror show from John Logan

Showtime's new horror series "Penny Dreadful" is several recent creative devices rolled into one entertaining, if largely nonsensical, package. Like "True Detective" and "Fargo," it's a prestige cable series where all the episodes come from the same writer — in this case, John Logan ("Skyfall") — and in its early going is highlighted by some gorgeous and unconventional for television directing from J.A. Bayona ("The Orphanage"), though the first season will ultimately have four different directors. (Each of them directs two at a time.) And like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (the great comic book, not the dumb movie), it takes characters and plot elements from multiple classics of English literature and places them into the same fantastical story.

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