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  • Music and the Tucson shootings

     
    Anyone who has been raised under the sway of a spiritual belief system -- Christian or Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or pagan -- knows that when a crisis arises, one thing you do is listen for a sound. A still, small......
  • Oscar nominations: ‘King’s Speech’ dominates, ‘True Grit’ and ‘Social Network’ do well

     
    The usual suspects' named were trotted out when the nominations for the 83rd Academy Award were announced this morning. We're talking “The Social Network,” “Black Swan” “The King's Speech” (12 nominations, leading the...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore to sing at Academy Awards

     
    Orlando's Mandy Moore will sing at the Academy Awards. She will team with "Chuck" star Zachary Levi on "I See the Light" from "Tangled," and they will be accompanied by the song's composer, Alan Menken....
  • Gwyneth Paltrow will sing at the Oscars (Grammys too, with Cee Lo)

     
    Gwyneth Paltrow will sing a "Country Strong" song at the Academy Awards. Before the Oscars, Gwyneth Paltrow will sing "Forget You" with Cee Lo Green at the Grammy Awards...
  • Friday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 6 - 12 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Feb. 6 - 12 in PDF format (alternate link) Weekly TV Listings can also be found at:......
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 concerts for the coming week: 1. MATT WHITE & BRENDAN JAMES New Jersey singer-songwriter Matt White got a bump in publicity for the release of his sophomore sophomore disc, “It’s the Good Crazy,” when his......
  • Randy Newman on playing at the Oscars: 'It's not, ahem, a great audience'

     
    Randy Newman made himself famous writing pungent, often hilarious songs about oddballs, fat boys, short people, Huey Long and anyone else he thought was worthy of a satiric jab in the ribs. When he saw the fiery racist Lester Maddox......
  • Randy Newman on writing songs about pigs: 'It probably hurt my chances for a hit'

     
    When we last left off with Randy Newman, he was musing about the fact that Barry Levinson's "Avalon" was clearly about a Jewish family, but in the movie, the family was played by actors like Aidan Quinn, who were decidedly......
  • If you go for a drive with Randy Newman, watch out!

     
    Randy Newman has always had bad luck as a driver. To make matters worse, Newman has never had great vision either -- he endured a number of eye operations as a kid and still wears thick glasses. But when it......
  • Randy Newman on playing Oscar night: 'The academy never goes for any of my trashy ideas'

     
    Randy Newman loves to poor-mouth his salability, since he's written untold hundreds of songs, but the few that have been even minor commercial hits for him were comparatively lightweight items like "Short People" and "I Love L.A." So when it......
  • Academy Awards: The hosts offer more suspense than the prizes

     
    With little suspense at this year's Oscars, the hosts could draw the most scrutiny. Anne Hathaway and James Franco are young, attractive and talented. But like every Oscar host, they need first-rate material. Here's hoping that the writers supply it....