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Pearl Jam

Stream Pearl Jam's 'Lightning Bolt' in full on iTunes

Eddie Vedder: 'I have the shelf life of an avocado'

Pearl Jam’s “Lightning Bolt” comes out Oct. 15, but fans can stream the full album now on iTunes.

We’ve already heard the punk snarl of first single, “Mind Your Manners,” and the gentle, wistful beauty of “Ballads.”

The band is giving few interviews this time around, preferring instead to parse out their interviews with some famous friends: director Judd Apatow, surfer Mark Richards, former NFL player Steve Gleason, and musician/”Portlandia” star Carrie Brownstein, but  lead singer Eddie Vedder gave a good interview to Huffington Post, which you can read in its entirety here. Our favorite line: “My shelf life in the public viewpoint, I feel like it has the length of an avocado.” Maybe that explains the cover of the 2006 “Pearl Jam” album.

We’ll have a full review of “Lightning Bolt” closer to the album’s release.

"Lightning Bolt" track listing:

Getaway
Mind Your Manners
My Father's Son
Sirens
Lightning Bolt
Infallible
Pendulum
Swallowed Whole
Let The Records Play
Sleeping By Myself
Yellow Moon
Future Days

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Watch: Eminem's new video for 'Survival' ties in with 'Call of Duty': Watch

Watch: Eminem's new video for 'Survival' ties in with 'Call of Duty': Watch

His compelling performance is the reason to watch

Eminem plays a commando tagger in his video for “Survival,” the second track from “Marshall Mathers LP2,” following “Berzerk.”

We first heard the song, which also features the New Royales' Liz Rodrigues on vocals, a few weeks ago when it premiered as part of “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” and the video game plays into the music clip as Eminem performs in front of a screen showing the game.

When he’s not performing in the clip, he’s a graffiti artist leaving his mark, a skull face, all over Detroit. I’m sure his hometown thanks him, as the symbol will now end up showing up all over parts of town, I bet. He also walks through a neighborhood, stopping longingly at decrepit  boarded up structure with the number 19946 on it, which is his former home. The house is current up for sale and is featured on the cover of the original “MMLP,” and now, boarded up, on his forthcoming album.

There’s not that much going on in the video, but Eminem’s performance is really all you need: it’s intense and passionate and is a reminder of what a compelling live artist he is.
 

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FX's 'Fargo' remake won't include Frances McDormand's character


FX's "Fargo" remake won't include Frances McDormand's character
Sheriff Marge Gunderson is "not in it. It's not a retelling of the same story, because on so many levels that would be foolish," says the head of TV at MGM Studios, which is producing the Coen brothers classic.


Tom Hanks teases Letterman on his new contract
"You're going all the way to 2015, are you Dave?"


MTV2 renews "Wild 'N Out" and "Ain't That America"

"Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" has been MTV2's highest-rated program in its history.


"We Are Men" drops further, as does "Hostages"

Meanwhile, "Beauty and the Beast" returned down 64% in the key 18-49 demo.


Showtime has had to censor the naked woman-looking "E" in "Masters of Sex" poster
In some parts of the country, Showtime has had to flip the suggestive-looking "E" upright.


NFL will force teams to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" if there are no volunteers
Many NFL franchises want no part in the HBO reality show, but from now on they can only be exempted if they have a new coach or were in the playoffs the past two seasons.


Connie Britton would love to do a "Friday Night Lights" movie, but Kyle Chandler isn't interested

On "Watch What Happens: Live," Britton reiterated what Chandler himself has said -- that he's not interested in revisiting Coach Taylor.


Michelle Williams brought her daughter to "Dawson's Creek" set
It was her first visit since the show ended.

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<p>Monday's &quot;The Blacklist&quot;</p>

Monday's "The Blacklist"

Credit: NBC

TV Ratings: 'Blacklist,' 'Sleepy Hollow' and 'Hostages' drop as NBC rules Monday

'The Voice' leads as 'Mom,' 'We Are Men' also drop
Fast National ratings for Monday, October 7, 2013.
 
As has become the Monday norm, "The Voice" and "The Blacklist" dominated their respective time slots among young viewers and also won overall, carrying NBC to Monday wins in most measures.
 
Good news was, in general, in short supply on Monday night. 
 
All of CBS' comedies went down by a matching 0.2 rating in the key demo and "Hostages" was down by more than that, as the freshman drama continues to hover in the cancellation danger zone.
 
And even though they're still undisputed early season hits, both "The Blacklist" and "Sleepy Hollow" were down on Monday as well, but with robust Live+3 DVR numbers, neither NBC or FOX has cause for concern.
 
Meanwhile, The CW's strange Monday pairing of "Hart of Dixie" and "Beauty and the Beast" premiered with CW-sized numbers, though both dramas were above most of what the network was airing on Mondays last year. [The CW was preempted in New York for the J-E-T-S, so those numbers are probably going down, while ABC also had football preemptions.]
 
On to the numbers...
 
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<p>A scene from &quot;To the Wonder.&quot;</p>

A scene from "To the Wonder."

Credit: Magnolia Pictures

Roundup: On the mastery of Emmanuel Lubezki

Also: Why Timberlake needs to give acting a rest, and Oscar doc overload

Right up there with Roger Deakins, Mexican master Emmanuel Lubezki is surely among the cinematographers most due for Oscar recognition: he'll surely get his sixth Oscar nomination for "Gravity," and this looks increasingly likely to be the year he finally takes the gold. Today's must-read is a Vulture "master class" with Lubezki, in which he talks us through five dazzling shots from his career, focusing exclusively on his partnerships with Alfonso Cuaron and Terrence Malick, including this year's gorgeous twofer of "Gravity" and "To the Wonder." Take note, Academy. [Vulture]

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'Scandal' tops Nielsen's 1st-ever Twitter TV Ratings


"Scandal" tops Nielsen's 1st-ever Twitter TV Ratings

Nielsen's Twitter TV Ratings debut also put the struggling "X Factor" in the Top 10.


NBC to air "Welcome to Sweden," a Swedish sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother
The English-speaking comedy was originally commissioned for Swedish TV.


Jimmy Kimmel hosts the "Modern Family Feud"
Kimmel last night pitted The Pritchetts vs. The In-Laws. (Watch Part 2 and Part 3)


Jimmy Fallon switches accents with Paul McCartney
"This is awful!"


BBC News conducted a live TV interview with Cookie Monster
The "Sesame Street" star is joining a children's show on the CBBC.


Read an excerpt from the new "Johnny Carson" book

Carson's ex-lawyer Henry Bushkin reveals secrets of "The Tonight Show" legend in his book, which is due out next week.


Valerie Harper ends her "Dancing" run
"It has been absolutely wonderful, completely unique, like nothing else in the world," she said as she exited.


Shannon Sharpe wasn't happy with Jay Pharoah's "SNL" spoof of him
When the CBS "NFL Today" star was asked on Twitter if he saw the Weekend Update impression, he responded: "I did and wasn't impressed."


"Downton Abbey" fans outraged over this week's episode
ITV received more than 60 complaints over (spoiler!) a shocking scene.


Britney Spears on "Breaking Bad" finale: "I didn't like it at all"
Britney -- who has traded tweets with Aaron Paul -- found the series finale "really sad," adding: "I didn't think he should have died…maybe they'll do another episode where the ambulance comes and revives him." PLUS: Was "Breaking Bad" Darwinian?, see "Breaking Bad" as a text-based computer game, and who is getting the money from Badfinger sales?


"CSI" books Jordin Sparks
The "Idol" winner will play a murder victim.


In defense of "Homeland's" Dana Brody

It's still interesting to see a teenage girl deal with a father who committed treason.


"Once Upon a Time" boss calls "magic crotch" blunder "embarrassing" and "silly"
"It's embarrassing," says exec producer Edward Kitsis, "but at the same time, it’s so silly it's hard to take serious. It’s so obvious that somebody didn't realize what they were doing."


"Girls" finds a grandma for Hannah Horvath

June Squibb, 84, will take on the "Girls" role. She's most famous for playing Jack Nicholson's wife in "About Schmidt."


Claim: Dianna Agron was too hated to be invited to "Glee" Cory Monteith tribute

Ryan Murphy and Agron's former co-stars are said to "intensely dislike" her, according to RadarOnline. PLUS: Listen to all 6 songs from this week's tribute.


"Baywatch" stars reunite

Next year will be the lifeguard drama's 25th anniversary.


Watch a preview of "South Park's" George Zimmerman episode
"World War Zimmerman" airs Wednesday.


Adult Swim airing pilots from Paul Scheer and Tim & Eric

Scheer's "Filthy Sexy Teen$," a spoof of "Pretty Little Liars," will be shown later this month.


"Witches of East End" has a great debut

The Lifetime drama was on par with "Devious Maids."


Natalie Dormer returning to "Elementary"

The "Game of Thrones" star will reprise her role as Irene Adler/Moriarty.


TLC renews "The Next Great Baker"
The reality competition will be back for a 4th season.


"7th Heaven's" Barry Watson to star in an UP TV movie
He's joined the cast of "Far From Home."

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<p>Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris in "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Broken Code'

Barney confronts Ted, Robin hates women, and Marshall appears in pillow form

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I discover our mutual hatred of the Boston Bruins...

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<p>Martin&nbsp;Scorsese's &quot;The Wolf of Wall Street&quot;&nbsp;was a good bet for a secret screening at NYFF&nbsp;until its release date woes.</p>

Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" was a good bet for a secret screening at NYFF until its release date woes.

Credit: Paramount Pictures

No (high profile) secret screening for NYFF this year?

The recently established tradition looks to be forgone in 2013

While films like "Hugo" and "Lincoln" may have received their first looks at the annual New York Film Festival via "secret screenings" in recent years, attendees can probably stop holding their breath for another surprise at the on-going 51st annual.

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Tom Mison in 'Sleepy Hollow'

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) and his fancy hat in 'Sleepy Hollow'

Credit: FOX

'Sleepy Hollow' recap: 'The Lesser Key of Solomon'

Abbie faces off with her sister and the freaky demon gets a name

In case you haven't heard, "Sleepy Hollow" received some good news after last week's episode aired: Fox officially renewed the show for a second season.

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<p>&quot;League of Denial&quot;</p>

"League of Denial"

Credit: PBS

TV Review: PBS' 'League of Denial' hits hard

'Frontline' documentary targets the NFL's handling of its concussion problem
On Sunday, like more than a few Americans, I spent a lot of my morning and afternoon watching football. 
 
I yelled at my TV as Tom Brady's wide receivers dropped one catchable pass after another. And when the Patriots were done losing in a rainy morass, I concentrated my attentions on my fantasy team and yelled at my TV as that squad went down in flames as well.
 
The fantasy thing already made me feel guilty anyway. Because of matchups, I was starting Michael Vick at quarterback, which ended up being a bad idea on several levels, but briefly left me rooting for Michael Vick.
 
Then I watched a screener for Frontline's "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis" and felt even worse.
 
No matter how anybody tries portraying it, the antagonist in "League of Denial" isn't the sport of football, though it's hard to imagine any parent watching the two-hour special and not coming away with at least minor concerns regarding the long-term damaged caused by the inherent nature of the sport, regardless of what level it's played on. 
 
Football is portrayed as dangerous. Sure.
 
The NFL is portrayed as criminal, as either negligent or nefariously conspiratorial, and there's little doubt that people who watch "League of Denial" will have a hard time looking at Roger Goodell and Paul Tagliabue's empire in the same way, much less cheer on a punishingly hard hit with the same bloodthirsty vigor. 
 
But "League of Denial" isn't just an anti-NFL smear job. No, by refusing even cursory participation in "League of Denial," the NFL has pretty well smeared itself and the assumed causality of ESPN's decision to largely bail on the report has left its own bruises.
 
Like any good David & Goliath story, "League of Denial" correctly assumes that the hype machine has long worked in favor of the Goliath and it focuses on the myriad Davids in the attempts to learn more about connections between long-term brain injuries and football. That's why even though "League of Denial" will stir up anger and frustration and sadness, my dominant takeaway was compassion for the wounded athletes and their loved ones and admiration for the crusaders who, for the most part, don't want to bring the NFL down. No, the heroes of "League of Denial" are simply people who want to learn more, people who want the NFL to use its resources to gain knowledge, rather than concentrate its might on obfuscating. So "League of Denial" is disheartening, but it's also inspiring.
 
[Bit more after the break…]
 
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<p>I would love to be in one of the meetings where executives tell each other 'This could be our 'Star Wars'' just so I could see if I can control my laughter.</p>

I would love to be in one of the meetings where executives tell each other 'This could be our 'Star Wars'' just so I could see if I can control my laughter.

Credit: Mattel

'Masters Of The Universe' tries to find another screenwriter to make it work

A fool's mission if I've ever seen one

Columbia seems determined to get a new version of "Masters Of The Universe" into theaters, and I have to wonder who the audience is that they believe is eagerly anticipating this project.

Terry Rossio has been hired as the latest screenwriter to take a crack at the material, and while the story by Borys Kit at the Hollywood Reporter mentions that the project used to be called "Grayskull," that's actually a different incarnation of the film altogether. That was the 2008 version, developed by Joel Silver and written by Justin Marks. This new version, which is set to be produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, had John M. Chu attached as director for a while. Basically, Chu seemed set to become the official caretaker of Things '80s Kids Loved, but it appears he is now off the film.

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<p>Sandra Bullock in Alfonso Cuaron's &quot;Gravity.&quot;</p>

Sandra Bullock in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity."

Credit: Warner Bros.

Stop comparing 'Gravity' to 'Avatar' when it comes to Oscar

Not all apples and oranges are the same

After a film strikes a chord with moviegoers like "Gravity" did last weekend, it's easy to try and find analogies for it among previous Best Picture nominees or winners. One comparison that continues to be made is to James Cameron's 2009 game changer, "Avatar." Before we judge the merits of that argument, let's jog your brain and revisit some movie history, shall we?

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