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<p>Greta Gerwig in &quot;Frances Ha&quot;</p>

Greta Gerwig in "Frances Ha"

Credit: IFC Films

New 'Frances Ha' trailer features Greta Gerwig set to a David Bowie soundtrack

Noah Baumbach's latest was a Telluride treat last year

I kind of fell for Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha" at last year's Telluride Film Festival. I'm not a Baumbach acolyte, though I did like "Greenberg," so that also made it a pleasant surprise, I guess. This kind of thing rarely works for me, though. Or at least, it has to hit a very precise target, and when that happens, it always feels pretty special. That's what we're looking for in a darkened theater, right?

So, in my opinion, chalk "Frances Ha" up on arrival as one of the best films of 2013 when it lands in May. It is the result of a top notch writing collaboration between Baumbach and star Greta Gerwig, and speaking of which, Gerwig's performance will deserve awards attention whether it gets it or not. Captured in textured black and white hues by photographer Sam Levy, the film tells a story of a life in progress, and it keeps away from the edge of cliche when it could easily go sailing off of it.

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<p>M83's Anthony Gonzalez</p>

M83's Anthony Gonzalez

Listen: M83 heads to the 'Stars' with new song for Tom Cruise sci-fi 'Oblivion'

Soundtrack cut is epic and a little sad

M83's Anthony Gonzalez has been able to take his star-gazing electronica formula and apply it to a movie that gets where he's coming from. The songwriter is co-composing the music to "Oblivion," and the Tom Cruise-starring film gets a fresh M83 song, "StarWaves" by proxy.

Thus, "Oblivion" gets its own "Clubbed to Death," as it were, epic in scope, a little sad, very intimidating and perfectly crafted. The lead of the film seems to have a lonely and confused role in his life, so he's got a companion in this.

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<p>Five of the &quot;American Idol&quot; Top 10 Men</p>

Five of the "American Idol" Top 10 Men

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'American Idol' - Las Vegas Round: Top 10 Men Perform

Will the Men bounce back from a rocky start in Vegas?

No matter what Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey try saying, the "American Idol" Top 10 Women weren't spectacular on Tuesday night. Four of them were very good, a couple of them were pretty bad and the rest of them were OK. That's a decent show and there's no reason to engage in hyperbole.

The Top 10 Men will have to step up their games on Wednesday (March 6) night if they're going to be worthy of their five slots in the overall Top 10, which will be unveiled on Thursday. Based on the Sudden Death performances, I don't think most of these guys are especially worthy, but let's find out.

Full recap after the break...

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'Harlem Shake' holds steady atop Billboard Hot 100 for 3rd week
Credit: Mad Decent

'Harlem Shake' holds steady atop Billboard Hot 100 for 3rd week

Demi Lovato gets off to strong start

Years from now when folks look back at what was No. 1 this week, will they even remember “Harlem Shake?” Regardless, Baauer’s viral video sensation makes it three weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Its popularity, despite even “The Simpsons” paying homage, seems to be waning as its streaming decreases by 45% this week.  Additionally, digital sales slip by 23%. However, the song,  is building at radio (though it’s hard to imagine it can go very far there given there’s not really a full-length song there). It enters the Pop Songs radio airplay chart at No. 38, according to Billboard.

Similarly, the songs at Nos. 2-4 stay the same this week: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop,”  Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Rihanna’s “Stay” featuring Mikky Ekko rises 7-5, swapping places with will.i.am and Britney Spears’ “Scream & Shout,” which falls  5-7.  Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” holds at No. 6, Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” hangs in at No. 8, while Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” stays locked at No. 9. Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” featuring John Martin climbs 12-10.

Other songs of note: Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” storms onto the chart at No. 12, driven primarily by strong sales of 215,000 copies.

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<p>Amanda Peet and Clark Gregg in &quot;Trust Me&quot;</p>

Amanda Peet and Clark Gregg in "Trust Me"

Credit: Tribeca Film Festival

New films from Clark Gregg, Neil LaBute and Whoopi Goldberg lead Tribeca fest selections

Josh Fox revisits fracking with 'Gasland' sequel as well

The Tribeca Film Festival, gearing up for its 12th annual showcase in Lower Manhattan from April 17 - 28, has announced its full feature line-up for the 2013 program.

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"What Not to Wear"

 "What Not to Wear"

Credit: TLC

'What Not to Wear' ending after ten seasons

Final episodes of TLC's longest running primetime series will start airing in July
After ten seasons, "What Not to Wear" will be saying farewell to TLC. The network’s longest running primetime series and one of the longest running makeover shows in television history, it will air its final run this summer. Starting July 2013, the last episodes will air on Friday nights.
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<p>The weird part is that this is pretty much how Tony Vespe always dresses, not just in the new film 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips'</p>

The weird part is that this is pretty much how Tony Vespe always dresses, not just in the new film 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips'

Credit: Arcanum Pictures

Exclusive: SXSW trailer debut for 'Grow Up, Tony Phillips' by Emily Hagins

A new trailer for a coming of age story by a filmmaker who just came of age

It's an oddly personal run to South By Southwest for me this year. There's a documentary playing which uses me as a talking head interview, and there's also a film playing that was made largely by people I've known for many years now.  It's that second film that I'm most excited about, if only because I believe in Emily Hagins as a filmmaker, and I have a feeling she's been building to "Grow Up, Tony Phillips" for a while now.

When I met Emily, she was a little girl.  She attended Alamo Drafthouse events with her mother, Megan, and she was a voracious film fan even at a very early age.  It was apparent early on that she had dreams of being a filmmaker, but unlike many kids, she actually did something about it. She directed her first film, "Pathogen," when she was only 14, and that process was documented in the film "Zombie Girl." That movie has a certain degree of charm, but it's very rough. It really wasn't until her last film, "My Sucky Teen Romance," that I think her voice really started to come into focus, and this new film marks a big jump for her in terms of the type of cast she's directing and maturity.

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Watch: Justin Timberlake preps to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Watch: Justin Timberlake preps to host 'Saturday Night Live'

He and Kenan Thompson work out some important issues

Justin Timberlake has already proven that he will go down among the great “Saturday Night Live” hosts, alongside Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

[More after the jump...]

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Watch: Foo Fighters and John Fogerty tear through 'Fortunate Son' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Watch: Foo Fighters and John Fogerty tear through 'Fortunate Son' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Sound City Players head to South by Southwest next

Before the Sound City Players head to South By Southwest next week for a March 14 performance at Stubbs BBQ, Dave Grohl, the rest of the Foo Fighters, and John Fogerty put on a ferocious performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic, “Fortunate Son” for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night (March 5).

[More after the jump...]

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<p>&quot;Miguel San Miguel&quot;</p>

"Miguel San Miguel"

Credit: Jirafa Films

Miami Diary: 'The Hypnotist,' 'Miguel San Miguel' and an invitation to brunch

Lasse Hallström returns to Sweden, and Chile turns up another gem

MIAMI - I've often said it's a mistake to hold film festivals in beautiful, vibrant cities: if you really want to direct undivided attention to your programme of films, you'd be best off locating the entire thing in a stranded multiplex somewhere off the New Jersey Turnpike. In January.

The directors of the Miami International Film Festival, however, are wise to this problem. After a fairly heavily programmed opening weekend, the festival programme unfolds at a civilized pace, with screenings beginning only in the early evening: a fair solution both for working locals and tourists like yours truly, who needn't choose between the movies and Miami's ample pastel-colored charms.

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<p>Brian Van Holt and Josh Hopkins in &quot;Cougar Town.&quot;</p>

Brian Van Holt and Josh Hopkins in "Cougar Town."

Credit: TBS

Review: 'Cougar Town' - 'Make It Better'

Jules and her dad battle injury at the same time, while Grayson tries to give Travis some game

A quick review of last night's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I have non-McConnaughey examples...

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<p>Team &quot;Community&quot; at PaleyFest 2013</p>

Team "Community" at PaleyFest 2013

Credit: Kevin Parry for Paley Center for Media

20 things we learned from the 'Community' PaleyFest Panel

Puppets! Paintball! Annie's Boobs! And other PaleyFest revelations
I've seen at least a dozen "Community" panels over the years at various Fests and Cons and TCAs and you can guarantee two things: 
 
1) The cast will be funny. It doesn't matter which permutation of talent takes that stage, they'll find a way to play off of each other. So even if Chevy Chase is there making everybody awkward or if you're missing Donald Glover, hilarity will still find a way to ensue.
 
2) In part because of No. 1, you're safely guaranteed that actionable information will be minimal. There's just too much improv and too many extended bits and too many games of one-upmanship. If you're a fan, that's not a problem. You go. You laugh. You have a great time. If you're a reporter looking to cull a blog post of 20 things one might have learned from a particular panel, it can be a real challenge. Either there's no straight-faced information, or straight-faced information is given, but the next punchline comes so quick at hand that you can't get follow-up details. 
 
So this list of 20 Things We Learned From The "Community" PaleyFest Panel  from Tuesday (March 5) night includes several things that probably aren't real and several very quick hints at things that went elsewhere. Previous 20 Things... write-ups from Comic-Con have been vast seas of quotations, but I'm not sure if this one will be.
 
Click through for the 20... But if you're spoiler averse, you probably don't want to bother.
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