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<p>Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher star in FOX's &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher star in FOX's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor talk

Their new FOX comedy with Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher isn't a mockumentary
One of this fall’s most promising new series is FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” a new comedy starring Andy Samberg as a wisecracking but effective NYPD detective, Andre Braugher as his disapproving new boss and Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio and Chelsea Peretti, among others, as their co-workers. (It premieres, like FOX's other Tuesday comedies, on September 17, and will air at 8:30, right before "New Girl.") Part of the promise comes from that cast, and part from the creative team of Mike Schur and Dan Goor, who have spent the last five seasons working together on a little show called “Parks and Recreation.” (Schur will split time between the two, while Goor is now full-time on "Brooklyn.")
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<p>Nine Inch Nails</p>

Nine Inch Nails

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Stream Nine Inch Nail's new album, 'Hesitation Marks' in full now

Hear Trent Reznor's latest one week before its official release

Nine Inch Nails’ “Hesitation Marks” isn’t out until next Tuesday (Sept. 3), but fans can stream NIN's album in its entirety now via iTunes.

The album comes in standard and deluxe versions (and with four covers), with the latter featuring three bonus tracks: "Find My Way (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)," "All Time Low (Todd Rundgren remix)" and "While I'm Still Here (Breyer P-Orridge 'Howler' Remix)" ( OK, how cool is a Todd Rundgren remix? )

First single, “Came Back Haunted,” has reached Top 10 at Modern Rock Radio, while the poppy (by NIN standards) second single, “Everything” is also doing well.

Recorded by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, “Hesitation Marks” is Nine Inch Nails’ first album in five years and features Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Kim Crimson’s Adrian Belew (who was in NIN for a hot minute), and bassist Pino Palladino.

And if you’re not busy on Sept. 3, Nine Inch Nails will be playing a record release show at Los Angeles’ Troubadour.  The full arena tour starts Sept. 28




 

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Justin Timberlake talks 'sense of desperation' in making 'The 20/20 Experience- 2 of 2'

Justin Timberlake talks 'sense of desperation' in making 'The 20/20 Experience- 2 of 2'

Watch his teaser for the sequel

Fresh off his 15-minute performance at Sunday night’s Video Music Awards (giving the only appearance people are talking about other than Miley Cyrus’s twerkfest), Justin Timberlake has posted a trailer for his “The 20/20 Experience —2 of 2.”  The set comes out Sept. 30.

The combined albums—"The 20/20 Experience" came out in March and is the biggest selling album of 2013 —took 20 days to record in the studio and Timberlake just couldn’t stop as the songs came tumbling out.

Timberlake also posted an open letter on his website, noting that he wrote the songs for the two sets “over a year ago, it’s been so hard to wait this long to release them. I can’t wait for you to hear The 20/20 Experience in full.”

He also promises more action to come: “Catch your breath, TN kids,” he write, alluding to the pet name he’s given his band for this project. “We’ve still got the 3rd and 4th quarter to go.” In other words, we’re just coming up on halftime.  Timberlake, who just completed a stadium tour with Jay Z, has his own arena tour coming up for the rest of the year.

He concludes the letter with “This is too much fun.”

The video shows Timberlake and producer Timbaland goofing around in the studio as Timberlake talks about the speed with which the projects came together. “We usually take our time,” he says, and I felt like it would drive the creativity in a different way to feel like we had to spring every day and it would hyper-focus us.”  He also says he felt like he "owed" it to himself to exploit this "sense of desperation" to make music.

 

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

Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club"

Credit: Focus Features

Matthew McConaughey dares to live in the trailer for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Is this the role that will bring him an Oscar?

We've had our eyes on this one for over a year now. With Matthew McConaughey in full swing of a career revival -- the McConaissance, as he calls it -- the actor seemed poised to leap to the front of the Best Actor race with Jean-Marc Vallée's "Dallas Buyers Club" on paper. The new trailer for the film only adds fuel to the assumption.

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Justified's' Walton Goggins developing Mexican drug cartel drama 'Gringo' for Fox


"Justified's" Walton Goggins developing Mexican drug cartel drama "Gringo" for Fox
Goggins co-wrote the script about an American cop who gets caught up in the middle of the cartel wars after moving to Mexico with his Mexican wife. It's unclear if Goggins will star.


Demi Lovato will romance Naya Rivera on "Glee"
"She's playing my love interest, so I'm very, very excited about it," says Rivera.


"Breaking Bad's" Walter White: An abuser
Abuser. That's precisely the word to describe Bryan Cranston's character, says Laura Hudson. She adds: "We know he is a grade-A emotional manipulator, yes, but what has become increasingly evident over the last several seasons is that he’s something far more dangerous and terrible, all the more so when we haven’t known exactly what to what to call him. Abuse, at its core, is about dominance; it's about control, which has always been the watchword of Heisenberg." PLUS: Dean Norris spoils everything else, and Bob Odenkirk on how a Saul Goodman spinoff can succeed.


Patrick Dempsey on his "Grey's Anatomy" future: "It would be a shame to end this"
Dempsey says Shonda Rhimes has been supportive about his outside projects, but his future contract is still up in the air.


Alec Baldwin in another paparazzi street scuffle
Both parties decided to walk away after pushing each other, thanks to the NYPD.


Sarah Jane Morris to "Criminal Minds"
The "Brothers & Sisters" alum will guest on the season's 6th episode.


Breckin Meyer sells NBC a "Thursdays" comedy
"Men At Work" creator is developing a comedy about a group of guys who have dinner every Thursday.


"Grey's Anatomy" alum Justin Bruening joins "Ravenswood"
He'll recur as a teacher on the "Pretty Little Liars"spinoff.


"Celebrity Big Brother" housemates ask Courtney Stodden to stop flashing her breasts
They think the teen bride is using her fake breasts to help her win.

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Oscar in August: 10 predictions for the 2013-2014 awards season

Oscar in August: 10 predictions for the 2013-2014 awards season

Bet on Meryl, Tom, Woody and more

As awards season finally drags itself kicking and screaming back to Hollywood after a long well deserved vacation, there are two momentous events that officially signify its return.  First, this pundit begins speaking in third person once again (oh, you know you love it) and, second, we present 10 predictions for the upcoming season. In August. In very early, er, late August.

Over the years this writer has been very right (calling "Precious" and "Inception" Best Picture nods) and he's been so, so wrong (yikes, I guess that nomination for Steve Martin's "Shopgirl" screenplay didn't happen did it?). Of course, putting yourself out there this early is part of the game and the equivalent of Miley Cyrus showing up at a Parents Television Council meeting anytime soon. But, we'd expect nothing less.  If awards season is anything it's the most political, back-biting and euphoric yearly campaign west of our nation's capital.  Whether you're trying to convince someone the Hollywood Film Awards has more legitimacy than the presiding regime in Syria or a member of the media dealing with feedback from your beloved fanbase.

That being said, we'll know a lot more after many of this year's contenders begin screening at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals this week and the Toronto Film Festival the week following. In the meantime, are you ready to take a step into the future? This prognosticator is sure your knives are sharpening as you get ready to scroll down the page…

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<p>&quot;The&nbsp;Monuments Men&quot;</p>

"The Monuments Men"

Credit: Sony Pictures

'Monuments Men' poster lines up a motley crew with Matt Damon out front

How will this one figure into the awards landscape on the other side of the festivals?

Is "The Monuments Men" an awards movie? That's still the question on everyone's lips after the film started to appear more commercial than the subject matter might have had us believe -- not that that's a bad thing. "Argo" was pretty darn commercial.

George Clooney is playing things cool on the movie. Maybe he doesn't want to deal with the awards press whirlwind. Maybe he's being smart by not showing too much of his hand. Who knows? It's true there isn't an awards consultant (yes, those are a thing) on board, though reports that Sony won't be aiming for Oscars with the film are probably a bit of a stretch. Whatever the case, I loved the trailer and can't wait to see the movie. That's all I know for now as we gear up for the big fall festival push later this week.

A poster for the film has finally been released. It's handsome enough. All the dudes are present (sorry, Cate Blanchett). It's interesting that Matt Damon is featured out front. Does that mean he's the lead of the film? I've been wondering how his and Clooney's roles would shake out on that score. Anyway, check out the poster below and tell us what you think.

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Album art for Scotty McCreery's 'See You Tonight'

Album art for Scotty McCreery's 'See You Tonight'

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New Scotty McCreery album, 'See You Tonight,' out Oct. 15

Watch his new trio perform

American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery’s new album, “See You Tonight,” will come out Oct. 15.

Produced by Frank Rogers, best known for his work with Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker, the album features a number of tracks co-written by McCreery.

“This album is a big step from where we were. I have been writing for a long time now, since I was a kid, but these are the first songs I've had a chance to record and release to the public and I'm excited,” says McCreery, in a statement. “I was lucky to have my first single off the record be one that I co-wrote.  I am excited about letting folks hear it. We have been working on this for the better part of a year now, so it's a long time coming.”

McCreery also suggested that the album will have an “old-school country” feel. “You will hear the contemporary country, but you will always hear the steel guitar and fiddle and those little nuances that make the older country what it was. I definitely am trying to stay true to my tastes as an artist on this album,” he says.

The album follows his platinum-selling debut, 2011’s “Clear As Day,” and last year’s “Christmas with Scotty McCreery.”  First single, the title track, is at country radio now.

McCreery, who is in his sophomore year at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and is an ardent Wolfpack fan, debuted his new trio over the weekend at Packapalooza, a back-to-school rally/street festival. McCreery was joined by NSCU head football coach Dave Doeren and NCSU Chancellor Randy Woodson on “Wagon Wheel," which has special meaning for Raleigh-ites (says this proud one).  The video is embedded below the track listing for “See You Tonight.”

How long before you think he switches from "Scotty" to "Scott?" I say the switch happens with the next album.

"See You Tonight" track listing:
 

1.         NOW - Written by Scotty McCreery, busbee and Frank Rogers
2.         SEE YOU TONIGHT  - Written by Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell
3.         GET GONE WITH YOU - Written by Ross Copperman, Lynn Hutton and Tammi Kidd Hutton
4.         FEELIN' IT -Written by Frank Rogers and Matthew West
5.         FEEL GOOD SUMMER SONG -Written by J. T. Harding, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
6.         BUZZIN' -Written by busbee and Frank Rogers
7.         CAN YOU FEEL IT -Written by Scotty McCreery, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell
8.         THE DASH  -Written by Kyle Jacobs and Preston Brust
9.         BLUE JEAN BABY -Written by Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Matt Jenkins
10.       FORGET TO FORGET YOU -Written by Casey Beathard and Michael Dulaney
11.       I DON'T WANNA BE YOUR FRIEND -Written by Scotty McCreery, Frank Rogers and David Fanning           
12.       CAROLINA MOON -Written by Jon Randall Stewart and Ronnie Stewart
13.       SOMETHING MORE -Written by Scotty McCreery and Frank Rogers

 

 

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<p>Eminem at the Reading Festival on Aug. 24, 2013</p>

Eminem at the Reading Festival on Aug. 24, 2013

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Listen to Eminem's new single 'Berzerk': Was it worth the wait?

Beastie Boys, Billy Squier's 'The Stroke,' Kendrick Lamar and a Kardashian slam

Eminem teamed with Rick Rubin and Dr. Dre for his new single "Berzerk," and went old-school. As in retro beats, retro jokes. Who would have thought, with Rubin...

This rowdy rock-based handle flyer starts with cadence and a sample from Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere": "Now this sh*t's about to kick off, this party looks wack / Let's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch." Cute, Em, now let's really get to our first maxi pad joke.

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'Glee' alums return for the Cory Monteith tribute


"Glee" alums return for the Cory Monteith tribute
Mark Salling and Amber Riley will be among the familiar faces who will be back for the special episode.


"Homeland" + "The Simpsons" = "Homerland"
Watch the promo for the season premiere, a tribute to the Showtime series.


Paula Abdul: TV actress?
The former "Idol" judge says: "“I’m broadening my horizons into creating and producing content, performing in scripted dramas and half-hour television programs."


Watch James Franco on "The Mindy Project"
Here he is playing a charismatic doctor. PLUS: Watch Franco's roast promo.


"Sherlock" filmed "a few false shots" for its season premiere
" will be things that people saw that have nothing to do with it," says director Jeremy Lovering. "That's the way we handled it."


Hank and Marie watch the VMAs

Now in video form!


Keith Olbermann was his typical self on "Olbermann"

The former MSNBC and ESPN star didn't skip a beat in his ESPN2 debut.

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<p>I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who wants to see more adventures involving Buckaroo Banzai and his Hong Kong Cavaliers.</p>

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who wants to see more adventures involving Buckaroo Banzai and his Hong Kong Cavaliers.

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Big Question: What unfinished film do you wish had happened?

We played 'What If?' all week last week, and now Simon Kinberg and Scott Frank play too

As you read this, I am enjoying a week-long globe-trotting vacation with my family. Toshi and Allen and I are going to see how long it takes us to climb every one of the Great Pyramids this afternoon.

While we enjoy that, I'd like to share the second of five special vacation articles, where I've reached out to a wide array of people I know to answer a different question every day. I sent out the five questions as part of one big e-mail last week, and I asked people to send me as many of the five responses as they felt like. Some people did one, some people did a few, and several people answered all five.

I would love to hear your responses to these questions as well. When I get back to Los Angeles next weekend, I'm excited to dig in and read all the answers you guys leave, and I hope you end up enjoying this week's articles in the meantime.

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

 "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

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'Real Housewives of Orange County': Did Vicki and Brooks really split?

It's an epic smackdown between Briana and Brooks

Damn if the wheels didn't completely come off the wagon, roll down the street, hit a few pedestrians and cause a multi-car traffic pile-up of crazy during the third part of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" reunion. While all of the ladies were in attendance with the usual nattering, the show really picked up speed when the focus turned to Vicki's relationship with her Southern "gentleman" Brooks. When both Vicki's daughter Briana and Brooks joined the Housewives on the couch, the fighting was heated enough to send poor Lydia running to the bathroom to adjust her false eyelashes. When someone who just joined the show is driven to tears by second-hand conflict, it's baaaaaaad.

While Vicki threatened to rip off her mic pack and stomp off the show in a huff (which would have been, honestly, something Miss Piggy really would do on "The Muppet Show") if details were dished, Briana paused for a hot minute before revealing why she absolutely refused to live in her mom's house if Brooks was coming around. In short, Brooks allegedly told Briana's husband Ryan to hit her, he told Briana he is, ahem, well-endowed (Girth Brooks, eye roll, eye roll) and he texted Vicki that she was fat and ugly. 

On cue, the other Housewives gasp in horror (if they had pearls, they would clutch them) while Vicki squawked about how Brooks never hit her, so, you know, no biggie. Briana, meanwhile, calmly stared down Brooks and challenged him to stand up for himself. While I lost a lot of respect for Briana and Ryan this season after the "get your feet off my f---king sofa!" incident this year (a blow-up Briana still dismissed at the reunion as Ryan's way of venting pre-deployment stress, to which I would suggest, try Zumba next time), I couldn't help but enjoy her refusal to back down when Brooks tried to offer a half-assed apology. As for Brooks, he was caught flat-footed by Briana's accusations. Note to Brooks: You either don't remember saying something, or you can claim you said it when you were drunk and angry -- not both. 

The ending was strange and not entirely clear, at least not at first. Vicki tried to claim that she put her family first, and it hurt her deeply that Briana was unhappy. Briana suggested she only put her foot down about Brooks because she loves Vicki. Aw, time for hugs! But no, not exactly. Brooks then suggested that he loved Vicki enough to accept he'd never be accepted by her family and frenemies and exit stage right (Note to Brooks: you exit stage left, unless maybe you're on a reality TV show, in which case you just run screaming in any direction you can). Andy asked Vicki if she could let Brooks go, and suddenly all of this hypothetical conversation became an in-the-moment break-up, right there with cameras rolling.

While it took Vicki a moment to realize it, when she did her eyes became, well, less squinty than usual as the shock of what had happened registered on the parts of her face that haven't been entirely immobilized by injectibles. She then started blathering about how Gretchen put up with the whole world hating Slade, but she stuck by her man and everything worked out. This, of course, offended Gretchen, because everything is always about her, even desperate, inarticulate grasping at straws by a middle-aged woman who doesn't want to get dumped on TV. 

Brooks happily skipped from the stage, giving Vicki a quick peck and a pretty unconvincing "I love you" before making his way to freedom. Vicki then collapsed into a sobbing fit as the Housewives clustered around her like an inept production of "Swan Lake," fluttering and patting and occasionally trying to subtly check their hair and make-up. No one, of course, had any time for Briana, since she could just go home to her husband (oh, he's in Afghanistan, never mind) or her mom (nix that) for comfort. But then, as Tamra said, this show is a sister act. I think that meant that as much as these lunatic women fight and bitch, they still love one another in their own twisted, weird ways. That, or she meant "Sister Act," in which case I'm really curious which one of them sees herself as Whoopi Goldberg. 

While Vicki put on an impressive show about Brooks, I'm not sure I believe he's gone, or that she cares that much if he is. This is a woman who wakes up her nine-month-old grandson at one in the morning so she can play with him, so I don't get the sense Vicki cares particularly much about the feelings of anyone who's in her orbit. Brooks served his purpose, which seemed to be sending her goofy Hallmark cards on a daily basis and giving her a fur coat I have a sneaking suspicion she paid for herself, so really, isn't it time to move on? 

I'm not sure if Briana saw the irony in her mother's defense of a jerk mirrored in her own defense of Ryan's inexcusable behavior, but as she pointed out, she is her mother's daughter. Let's just hope that doesn't mean we're getting subjected to a spin-off. One Vicki is more than enough.

What did you think of the battle between Briana, Brooks and Vicki? Were you surprised that Lydia got upset? Do you think these women really are a "sister act"? 

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