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Hear Beyonce's sumptuous new song 'God Made You Beautiful' in full

She thinks Blue Ivy is quite the kid

We got 90-seconds of Beyonce’s new song, “God Made You Beautiful,” on Friday and today, we get the whole song. It’s a majestic ode to daughter Blue Ivy that is filled with a mother’s pride and wonder at her new child.

If you don’t listen to the verses at all, it’s possible to hear this as a romantic love song in the choruses, but lines like “When you were born...” or “I kissed those little feet” make it pretty clear that 

Gorgeous African chanting at the beginning and heavy percussion elevate the ballad to a stately crescendo.

Every parent acts like he or she is the first to have ever given birth and while Beyonce’s sentiments may seem over the top, she’s just a mom with a microphone and the means to get her feelings out worldwide.

She’s certainly not the first to write a song about the overwhelming rush of love that a new parent feels. She’s not even the first in her own family to do so, since Jay Z put out “Glory,” featuring Blue Ivy, within a week of her birth.

Overt songs about becoming a parent tend not to zoom up the charts, Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” is certainly an exception, as was Creed’s “Arms Wide Open.”  No word of if “God Made You Beautiful” will be worked to radio, but expect for it to be a major hit with parents across the land regardless.

The song will be offered as a free download to those purchasing Beyonce’s HBO documentary, “Life is But A Dream,” which comes out on DVD today.

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'Family Guy' boss: 'We thought it could be a fun way to shake things up'

 

"This was an idea that got pitched in the writers room and it sort of caught fire," says exec producer Steve Callaghan. PLUS: "Family Guy" fans launch petition.
Last night's show was the 2nd-highest rated AMAs in 11 years. PLUS: Katy Perry's geisha costume stirs outrage.
Watch "Getting On" and "Ja'mie: Private School Girl" right now.
Sunday's episode proved to be harder to follow than the U.S.' real-life deal with Iran.
The 21-year-old "Hunger Games" star wasn't a big draw.
"At long last the show seems to have found a way to reconcile its penthouse ambition with its pulpy, dime store heart," says Andy Greenwald. "After years of being wonderful to look at, there's finally something to see." PLUS: What a wet blanket of a season it was, the finale was a thing of ruthless beauty, and an appreciation of one of "Boardwalk's" best characters.

He'll star in Robert Rodriguez’s remake for the El Rey network.
A boy and a girl.

"Total Divas," "Eric & Jesse" and "Hello Ross" will all be back.
Malin Akerman has reportedly split from her drummer husband are splitting after six years of marriage.
Amy Sherman-Palladino is producing Foster's new musical, 

 

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Justin Bieber's on a 'Rollercoaster' of love in new song: Listen
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Justin Bieber's on a 'Rollercoaster' of love in new song: Listen

His heart's going up and down and spinning round and round

Throughout the course of Justin Bieber’s Music Mondays, his songs have examined the ups and downs of love. On the eighth entry, “Rollercoaster,” he takes the term literally.

Produced by Rodney Jerkins, the tune has a great old-school vibe, especially courtesy of the  the funky bass synth line that runs through it (it sounds like a sample, but I don’t have the songwriting credits to check).  The song has so much promise, but it’s missing a great chorus. And Bieber's vocals are too low in the mix during the choruses. That’s happened a lot with the material Bieber has released in the series. None of it is memorable despite having potential.

We’ve got two more Music Mondays to go, all leading to the big Christmas Day release of Bieber’s new theatrical movie, “Believe.”

What do you think of “Rollercoaster?”

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<p>Zhang Ziyi won&nbsp;Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards for &quot;The Grandmaster.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Zhang Ziyi won Best Actress at the Golden Horse Awards for "The Grandmaster." 

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Oscar hopefuls 'The Grandmaster' and 'Ilo Ilo' rule Asia's Golden Horse Awards

Ang Lee was president of this year's award jury

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contenders from Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan were among the winners at this weekend's Golden Horse Awards -- effectively the Oscars of the Chinese-speaking film industry. And while there were some heavy-hitting auteurs in the running for top honors (Wong Kar-wai, Jia Zhang-ke, Johnnie To and Tsai Ming-liang among them), it was ultimately a modest debut feature that won out, as young Singaporean director Anthony Chen's gentle family drama "Ilo Ilo" took four awards, including Best Picture.

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A&E renews 'Longmire'

 
A&E renews "Longmire"
A 3rd season has been ordered, three months after "Longmire's" exec producer said it would be back.

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It's official: Katie Couric will join Yahoo! in 2014 as 'global anchor'

 

As part of her deal, Couric will leave ABC News, continue hosting "Katie" (until, at least, its likely cancelation after Season 2) while leading a team of news reporters. She'll also host a monthly interview series.
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<p>Tom Brady is cold</p>

Tom Brady is cold

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TV Ratings: NBC's Patriots-Broncos thriller tops ABC's American Music Awards on Sunday

'The Mentalist' gets a big Red John bump
Fast National ratings for Sunday, November 24, 2013.
 
While the New England Patriots didn't complete their epic comeback over the Denver Broncos until well outside of primetime on the East Coast, the frigid thriller still delivered a second straight week of huge numbers to NBC, even if it came in below the Broncos/Chiefs tilt from the previous week.
 
Perhaps some of those viewers were siphoned off by the American Music Awards, which did strong numbers on ABC, pushing that network into a tie for second among young viewers with football-boosted FOX. It was the biggest AMAs audience since 2009, up 36 percent in total viewers and 32 percent in the key demo over last year.
 
Meanwhile, the climactic episode in the Red John arc delivered a view bump to CBS' "The Mentalist," even if the procedural finished last for its hour. It was the biggest "Mentalist" audience January.
 
On to the numbers...
 
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"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"

 "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"

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Watch: 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy just doesn't get 'Doctor Who'

Will Ferrell's 'legendary' character can't get it right

For all the many Whovians who have spent the weekend dissecting "The Day of the Doctor," here's a clip to lighten up matters. Will Ferrell, as his Ron Burgundy "Anchorman" character, tries to sort out why no one has will tell him the Doctor's name, a play on the old "Who's on First" Abbot and Costello bit.

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"Orphan Black"

 "Orphan Black"

Credit: BBC America

'Orphan Black' set to return in April

Watch the graphic (sorry, no Tatiana) trailer for confirmation

Finally, we have a return date set for "Orphan Black"!

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Martin Sheen to star in Animal Planet's 'The Whale'

 

He'll play Old Thomas Nickerson in a BBC film based on the whaling incident that inspired Moby Dick.

Why did it have to happen?

"I really felt like this was the right ending for this character at the right time," says exec producer Terrence Winter. PLUS: Jack Huston talks season finale.

She immediately sought medical attention while filming the Thanksgiving Live special.

The Doctor did do big ratings, attracting 10.2 million viewers.

The BBC America series returns April 19. PLUS: Watch a teaser for "Sherlock."
 

 

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<p>Matt Smith and David Tennant came together for the &quot;Doctor Who&quot;&nbsp;50th anniversary.</p>

Matt Smith and David Tennant came together for the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary.

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Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'The Day of the Doctor'

Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt teamed up for a fantastic 50th anniversary special

On Saturday, "Doctor Who" celebrated its 50th anniversary with the global simulcast of "The Day of the Doctor." Liane Bonin Starr already reviewed it for us over the weekend, and I have a few thoughts of my own coming up just as soon as I can just walk past a fez...

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<p>Matthew McConaughey in &quot;Dallas Buyers Club.&quot;</p>

Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club."

Credit: Focus Features

Roundup: Is 'Dallas Buyers Club' the film equivalent of Macklemore?

Also: The two-pronged future of 'Nymphomaniac,' and John Landis vs. Hollywood

So far, "Dallas Buyers Club" has had a fairly smooth ride, but it was inevitable that its social and sexual politics would at some point find vocal dissenters. R. Kurt Osenlund certainly does his best to trigger a debate, calling it "one of the year's worst films," and likening it to Macklemore's hit single "Same Love" as a work of "warped queer advocacy." "I sure as hell don't want to see the first major movie about AIDS in 20 years to be about a goddamned queer-hating hick," he fumes. "I want more from my art, I want better advocates, and more than anything, I want more people, and colleagues, to acknowledge the problem." He then goes on to suggest director Jean-Marc Vallée's heterosexuality might "in a way" be problematic. I can't say I agree with him one iota, but there's a longer discussion to be had here. [House Next Door]

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