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 Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne's new album slated for Nov. 5 release

Set features Marilyn Manson and hubby Nickelback's Chad Kroeger

Avril Lavigne’s eponymously-titled fifth album will come out Nov. 5.

The album marks her shift to Epic Records and reunites her with L.A. Reid, with whom she had her breakthrough success at Arista more than a decade ago.

“Avril Lavigne” features 13 tracks, including the first two singles, “Here’s To Never Growing Up” and current track, “Rock N Roll,” as well as “Bad Girl,” which features Marilyn Manson, and “Let Me Go,” a collaboration with Lavigne’s new husband, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger.

Lavigne and Kroeger co-produced the album with Martin Johnson and David Hodges.

"Avril Lavigne" Tracklisting:
“Rock N Roll”
“Here's To Never Growing Up”
“Bitchin' Summer”?
“Let Me Go” – feat. Chad Kroeger?
“Give You What You Like”?“Bad Girl” – feat. Marilyn Manson?
“Hello Kitty”?
“You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet”?
“Sippin' On Sunshine”?
“Hello Heartache”
“Falling Fast”
“Hush Hush”


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<p>&quot;Tim's Vermeer&quot;</p>

"Tim's Vermeer"

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Watch: Penn Jillette in a clip from Telluride stand-out 'Tim's Vermeer'

The film plays the Toronto Film Festival this week

Noted over the weekend, Penn and Teller's "Tim's Vermeer" might be the breakout hit of this year's Telluride Film Festival. Talking to everyone from Oscar-nominated directors to casual movie-goers at the fest, it was clear to me that the film delighted just about everyone who managed to catch it, giving the film a nice boost into the Toronto Film Festival over the next week or so.

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<p>In 2012, Angelina Jolie speaks ahead of a screening of her film &quot;In the Land  of Blood and Honey&quot;&nbsp;at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.</p>

In 2012, Angelina Jolie speaks ahead of a screening of her film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" at the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.

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Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to receive Honorary Oscars

The fifth annual Governors Awards will be held on Nov. 16

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year's Honorary Oscar recipients, to be presented at the fifth annual Governors Awards in November.

Actress Angela Lansbury, a perennial possibility for this honor each year, will finally get an Oscar, alongside comedian Steve Martin and, in keeping with a recent dedication to the crafts branches, costume designer Piero Tosi. Actress Angelina Jolie will receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

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It's official: Alec Baldwin to host a Friday night MSNBC show

It's official: Alec Baldwin to host a Friday night MSNBC show
"Up Late w/Alec Baldwin" will air at 10 pm on Fridays starting in October. It replaces "Lockup."

Carrie Underwood's "Sunday Night Football" theme debuts tonight on NBC
"Obviously, we wanted to make it sound like me, but we definitely wanted to bring a fun edge to it," says the former "Idol" winner, whose taking over for Faith Hill.

Salt Lake NBC affiliate moves "Days of Our Lives" to 1 a.m.
Is it due to the soap's gay storyline? KSL won't say.

Rejected "Breaking Bad" storylines: Heisenberg's pharmacy, Walt goes to a South American prison
The writers reveal some of their less-than-steller story ideas, including flashing back to frontier times and a Skyler and Marie roadtrip.

Emmys to have Tina Fey & Amy Poehler present together
Also presenting will be Kerry Washington and Diahann Carroll, Allison Janney and Anna Faris and sisters Emily Deschanel and Zooey Deschanel.

"Breaking Bad" sets a Guinness world record for best-reviewed show
The final season got a 99 out of a 110 Metacritic score.

Watch Bob Odenkirk unleash his Steve Jobs impression for his new sketch show
The "Breaking Bad" star is also starring on "Birthday Boys."

Mary Tyler Moore & Valerie Harper shared a kiss
The former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" locked lips for "Hot in Cleveland."

"Defiance" enlists William Atherton

The "Die Hard" star will guest on the Syfy series.

ABC unveils "Nashville's" Season 2 poster

With Juliette in the guitar throne.

Aaryn's mom apologizes for her daughter's "Big Brother" racial slurs
"While I love and continue to support my daughter Aaryn, words cannot describe my disappointment in some of her comments made on 'Big Brother,'" she said in a statement to the L.A. Times.

"Luther" sees a ratings bump
From 168,000 to 206,000.

Ex-supermodel Carol Alt gets a Fox News lifestyle show
"A Healthy You & Carol Alt" premieres on Saturday.

Neil LaBute to make 10 short films for DirecTV
The playwright/screenwriter will write, direct and produce the standalone films.

Animal Planet renews "My Cat From Hell"

The troubled feline show will be back for a 5th season.

Dr. Oz to become a grandpa: His "Chew" daughter is pregnant

"The Chew" co-host Daphne Oz is expecting her first child.

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"American Horror Story: Coven"

 "American Horror Story: Coven"

Credit: FX

Watch this teaser for 'American Horror Story: Coven'

Will you be watching on October 9?

Ready to get freaked out? "American Horror Story: Coven" is, as we've come to expect, is releasing creepy, evocative imagery to get us excited about the season (debuting Oct. 9 at 10:00 p.m. on FX). This blink-and-you'll-miss-it teaser is just enough to assure us that we can expect more of the same from "AHS" as well as let us know that this season, it's all about the witches, yo.

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<p>Michael Kenneth Williams and Jeffrey Wright in the new season of &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Michael Kenneth Williams and Jeffrey Wright in the new season of "Boardwalk Empire."

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Review: HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' is back for season 4

Jeffrey Wright and Ron Livingston are new faces in the sprawling but satisfying period crime drama

Because HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” was created by one “Sopranos” alum (writer/producer Terence Winter), because it stars another (Steve Buscemi) and is crewed by many more (most notably lead director Tim Van Patten), and because it takes place in Tony Soprano’s home state — albeit way back in the 1920s — it was easy to wonder in the show’s early days if this would finally be the rightful heir to “The Sopranos” legacy. Instead, as “Boardwalk” returns for a fourth season Sunday night at 9, the classic HBO drama it seems to have more in common with is “The Wire.”

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Valerie Harper: 'I just feel so in the moment, so in this moment, so present'

Valerie Harper: "I just feel so in the moment, so in this moment, so present"
By going on "Dancing with the Stars," Harper says she hopes to inspire others.

Oops!: Hoda Kotb flashes her cell number on "Today"

Viewers seeing ther phone number quickly texted her more than 1,000 times.

HBO's Woody Harrelson-Matthew McConaughey drama to debut in January

"True Detective" will send them on the hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

Bill Hader: I avoid watching myself as Stefon
"I've seen, like, clips when they're played at talk shows before my appearance," he says. "But I don't watch them. My wife does, and I'll hear them in the other room. And I'm just like, can we just fast-forward, please?" PLUS: Hader says James Franco never watched a roast, and Richard Simmons sits on Hader's lap.

"American Horror Story" releases a 5th "Coven" teaser trailer

Check out "Coffin."

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<p>&nbsp;Drake - 'Nothing Was the Same'</p>

 Drake - 'Nothing Was the Same'

Credit: Young Money

Check out Drake's track listing for 'Nothing Was the Same' with Jay Z and 2 Chainz

Rapper's third album drops Sept. 24

Drake released the track listing for his Sept. 24 album, “Nothing Was the Same” this morning, confirming that “Pound Cake,” his collaboration with Jay Z, will close out the set.

This most recent pairing follows Jay Z’s appearance on “Light Up” from Drake’s debut album, “Thank Me Later,” and Drake’s feature on “The Blueprint 3,” Jay Z’s 2009 album.

The other guests on the album include Detail on the track “305 To My City” and OVO duo Majid Jordan on “Hold On, We’re Going Home," which Drake dropped last week.  Big Sean and 2 Chainz appear on “All Me,” one of two bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition.

Wu-Tang Clan does not appear on a track called “Wu-Tang Forever,” according to Complex, which also notes that Jhene Aiko, whom Drake had previously tweeted would be on the album, appears not to be on the track “From Time,” as originally expected.

First single, “Started From The Bottom,” reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100.

1. Tuscan Leather
2. Furthest Thing
3. Started From The Bottom
4. Wu-Tang Forever
5. Own It
6. Worst Behavior
7. From Time
8. Hold On, We're Going Home (f/ Majid Jordan)
9. Connect
10. The Language
11. 305 To My City (f/ Detail)
12. Too Much?13. Pound Cake (f/ Jay Z) / Paris Morton Music 2

Deluxe Edition:
14. Come Thru
15. All Me (f/ Big Sean & 2 Chainz)

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<p>A moment from Emeli Sande's new video</p>

A moment from Emeli Sande's new video

Credit: Virgin

Watch: Emeli Sande's new video for 'My Kind of Love'

Love can stop speeding word bullets for two- and four-legged creatures

The maxim “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” certainly doesn’t apply to Emeli Sande’s new video, “My Kind Of Love.”

In the Sanji Senaka-directed clip, hateful words fly out of people’s mouths like bullets, inflicting real damage when they land. Whether it’s a lover’s quarrel, a spat between frenemies or a sweet little love story about a girl and her horse, the words have to power to do both serious emotional and physical damage.

The vignettes are interspersed with footage of Sande singing the mid-tempo emotional ballad in an abandoned warehouse. It’s a fascinating concept for a clip, but the execution seems a bit off and is blunted when, in one of the top 10 cliches in music videos, it starts raining indoors on Sande, soaking her as she sings.

My Kind of Love (Red One and Alex P Remix)” goes top 40 radio next week and is Sande’s followup to her multi-format hit, “Next To Me.”  The song appears on the deluxe version of Sande’s debut album,  “Our Version of Events,” which comes out Oct. 8  via Target and iTunes. The deluxe edition also includes her collaboration with Labrinth, “Beneath Your Beautiful.”

While the Scottish singer’s star continues to climb in the U.S., she has already ascended to superstar status in the U.K.: “Our Version Of Events” was the top-selling album in England for 2012 and is leading 2013 so far.

Sande kicks off a two-week North American headlining tour on Oct. 10. Dates  are below the video. She will appear on “Katie” Sept. 13 and “Austin City Limits” on Nov. 9.

10/10               New York, NY            iHeartRadio British Invasion w/Jake Bugg
10/11               Miami Beach, FL        Fillmore Miami Beach @ Jackie Gleason Theatre
10/12               Tampa, Florida           The Ritz
10/14               Birmingham, AL         Iron City Birmingham
10/15               Memphis, TN             Minglewood Hall
10/17               Charlotte, NC             The Fillmore Charlotte
10/18               Raleigh, NC                 Lincoln Theater
10/19               Baltimore, MD           Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
10/21               Columbus, OH            Newport Music Hall
10/22               Cincinnati, OH            Bogart's
10/23               Nashville, TN             Ryman Auditorium
10/25               Indianapolis, IN          Egyptian Room - Old National Centre
10/26               Chicago, IL                  Vic Theater

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HBO: We're still in talks for Season 3 of 'The Newsroom'

HBO: We're still in talks for Season 3 of "The Newsroom"
In response to Jeff Daniel's tweet announcing a renewal, HBO issued a statement saying:  "We are excited about proceeding to a Season 3 and are continuing our conversations with Aaron about schedules."

Betty White sets a Guinness world record
The new Guinness Word Records book has the 91-year-old listed as having the "Longest TV Career For An Entertainer (Female)."

"Community" books Walton Goggins
The "Justified" star will appear as "a mysterious, emotionless man" named Mr. Stone.

"Breaking Bad's" cemetery finale tickets are on sale on eBay for $1,000
Aaron Paul's charity event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery sold out in one minute.

Sarah Silverman loses her dog, Duck
Duck Silverman was Sarah's companion for 14 years, her longest relationship.

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<p>George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Alfonso Cuaron at the world premiere of &quot;Gravity&quot;&nbsp;at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.</p>

George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Alfonso Cuaron at the world premiere of "Gravity" at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.

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Contender Countdown: 'Gravity' and '12 Years A Slave' storm out of the gate

Who's ready for some Best Picture predictions?

And we're back! Yes, it's your favorite weekly rundown of Best Picture contenders. A snapshot of who's up, who's down, who's got it in the bag and who's a big whiny pretender.

With Venice almost completed, Telluride in the books and Toronto opening her red carpets to the world, the 2013-2014 awards season is in full swing. Last year, "Silver Linings Playbook" was the surprise at Toronto as "Argo" kept its Telluride momentum going. "Lincoln's" debut was over a month away and many pundits were getting smoke signals that "Zero Dark Thirty" might not even make its expected end-of-year release. So, yep, a lot can happen between now and Dec. 1st. Telluride, however, was quite, um, telling this year (as it increasingly steals Venice and Toronto's thunder). A number of films proved their worthiness (or not) there. With that in mind, let's review the countdown as it stands today, Sept. 5, 2013.

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<p>One of these is a space beast, and one of these is a CG dog.</p>

One of these is a space beast, and one of these is a CG dog.

Credit: Universal Pictures

Review: Vin Diesel takes 'Riddick' back to his simple, brutal roots

Did you like 'Pitch Black'? Well, I've got good news for you.

One of the words I use frequently when describing things, particularly things I like, is "pulp," and this summer, when I was at the San Diego Comic-Con, I found myself in a conversation with a reader who wasn't sure what I meant by that. It was a reminder that just because I love something or use something as a reference, it's not automatically something that everyone in my audience is going to understand or connect to, and I can't just leave it like that. The point of using a specific term like that is to give you some context for something, and truth be told, "pulp" is something that really doesn't occupy much of a space in modern pop culture. When I use that term to describe some pumped-up slice of 21st-century whiz bang, it's sort of like listening to your granddad describe a "Super Mario Bros." game by making references to Jack Benny's radio show.

My love of pulp developed gradually, as I followed the things I love back through their cultural evolution to the place where they began. Growing up as a film fan who was shaped in some part by "Star Wars" and "Raiders Of The Lost Ark," it seemed inevitable that eventually I would find my way back to what was a huge, significant movement in pop fiction for a good chunk of the start of the 20th century. From the moment I first read one of the original "Doc Savage" stories, I was hooked. What I adore about pulp is the simplicity of it and the way it's all about wringing variations out of a formula. Bad guys and good guys are painted in big broad strokes, essentially unchanging in their natures, and the conflicts they find themselves in are defined by very simple-to-understand stakes. If you've read one "Doc Savage" story, you could argue that you've read every "Doc Savage" story, but the pleasure comes in seeing what is done within that familiar framework each time.

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