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Adweek
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But even with its high-profile launching pad, Hunted will face an uphill struggle; in recent year, several broadcast networks have tried, and failed, to mount new reality competition series. The most notable flops include The X Factor on Fox, and a pair of musical competition misfires on ABC: Duets and Rising Star. I think theres an expectation, fair or not, that when you put a reality show on it has to be a big hit, Geller told Adweek last year. You dont find a lot of middling success. And in scripted, there seems to be much more room for singles and doubles than there is in reality. On our schedule, we have a lot of success. We dont have a lot of room to try new things, so I get that the expectation is its got to be big, its got to work, it really has to have impact. I hope its a big hit. If its not, well try something else.
Den of Geek
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He’s directing and taking the lead role of Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express . Michael Green has penned the screenplay, and the cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Dame Judi Dench and seemingly half of RADA. Expect a release towards the end of 2017. 31. The Greatest Showman On Earth Founder of the Barnum Bailey Circus, politician and all-round showman PT Barnum's getting his own movie, which stars Hugh Jackman as the 19th century impresario. Bill Condon co-wrote this one, and he's the bloke who brought us the magnificent Gods And Monsters - one reason why we're looking forward to this musical biopic. That, and the sight of Hugh Jackman singing and waving his arms in front of an elephant, of course. 30. It They all float down here. We have to admit, we were more in a lather when Cary Fukunaga was involved in this new, big-screen telling of Stephen King's It , but the story's such a magnetic one that we're looking forward to the new treatment anyway.
The Huffington Post
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C. on January 21, BETTY bassist Alyson Palmer is leading the charge for a national campaign called 1@1 National Minute of Silence for Women's Equality. The countdown to the call for one minute of silence at 1:00 PM Eastern Time, will be led by Gloria Steinem, and streamed on the 1@1, following a performance by BETTY of their song Rise. Go to http: //www.1at1.org/ for more information. "We rise on Saturday, January 21 when it's 1pm in Washington DC, all the way to 8am in Hawaii." The band is no stranger to social activism. Through it's the BETTY Effect organization, it creates musical events and tailors performance-based discussions for invited groups to promote self-expression, daring discovery, and strong community cohesion. Be the Change With regard to 1@1, "My 'we are the ones we are waiting for moment,' came shortly after 11/9," says Palmer.
TIME - News
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Vin Diesel may be known for being fast and furious , but he really just wants to sing (and maybe dance ). When the actor stopped by The Late Late Show on Wednesday, he begged James Corden for a chance to audition for Carpool Karaoke . Corden was more than willing to let the x Xx star try out. However, because the show is designed around singers like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber (and Michelle Obama, of course) singing along to their own music, the question was what would Corden and Diesel sing in the car? Luckily, Diesel came prepared for that question. With a little help from Corden, Diesel proved his mettle, by singing a few bars from Consider Yourself from the 1960 musical. The audience cheered the performance, and Diesel turned to them to ask, How many of you wish you could do Carpool Karaoke? Am I entitled? Can I get a shot here? Can I do Carpool Karaoke? Can I do it in New York City in my hometown? After that audition, Corden just might consider it.
TIME - Top Stories
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Vin Diesel may be known for being fast and furious , but he really just wants to sing (and maybe dance ). When the actor stopped by The Late Late Show on Wednesday, he begged James Corden for a chance to audition for Carpool Karaoke . Corden was more than willing to let the x Xx star try out. However, because the show is designed around singers like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber (and Michelle Obama, of course) singing along to their own music, the question was what would Corden and Diesel sing in the car? Luckily, Diesel came prepared for that question. With a little help from Corden, Diesel proved his mettle, by singing a few bars from Consider Yourself from the 1960 musical. The audience cheered the performance, and Diesel turned to them to ask, How many of you wish you could do Carpool Karaoke? Am I entitled? Can I get a shot here? Can I do Carpool Karaoke? Can I do it in New York City in my hometown? After that audition, Corden just might consider it.
TechCrunch
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Developers have long tried (and mostly failed) to give users a social media platform that centers around music. Apps like DubSmash and Musical.ly have risen above the rest, but a brand new app called Vertigo is looking to mix it up. Whats interesting about Vertigo is that the app lets you share music with a plus one, your core group of friends, or to the public on a beat-for-beat level. Read More
BoingBoing
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Onyeabor was simply referred to as "The Chief”. He was known for having created many opportunities for the people in his community. In his early 30s, he traveled the world to study record manufacturing, so that he could build, "the greatest record manufacturing business in all of West Africa." After those successful years as an artist and record label President in the 1980's, he opened a flour mill and food processing business. In 1987 these new business ventures saw him awarded West African Industrialist of the Year—just two years after the release of his most successful song "When The Going is Smooth and Good", and what should have been the height of his musical career. He was given the honorary title "Justice of the Peace"—a local judicial position elected by the community to provide independent legal ruling. In the early 1990's, he became the President of Enugu's Musician's Union and Chairman of the city's local football team, The Enugu Rangers.
PerezHilton
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A over a month ago, Ryan Gosling LITERALLY swept Ellen DeGeneres off her feet when he stopped by her show to promote La La Land. But did you know the musical flick almost starred the comedienne?! On Wednesday, DeGeneres shared a "behind-the-scenes trailer" for Ryan's movie which Ellen revealed just before showing the clip that Emma Stone wasn't the producers' first choice -- it was actually the beloved daytime host! Video: La La Land Stars Emma Stone & Ryan Spill On Her Dirty Dancing Meltdown!' The HIGHlarious trailer shows director Damien Chazelle and producer Marc Platt talking about the AH-Mazing chemistry between RyGos and Ellen as it cuts to clips of Ryan holding the funny woman! LOLz! Ch-ch-check out what it might be like to see Ellen star alongside Ryan in La La Land ( above) and remember to be thankful she didn't get cast -- or Miles Teller and Emma Watson for that matter !
Adweek
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The campaign includes buys on musical.ly (the popular music video social network for tweens and teens), and for the first time ever for a CW show, VOD, to target the millennial audience on their preferred viewing platforms. Despite the marketing campaigns millennial focus, The CW president Mark Pedowitz argued that the Archie brand does have some value to viewers. The importance of the IP was it gives you a hook and something to tag it with; it started a dialogue that Archie was coming back, said Pedowitz, adding that The CWs audience isnt as young as one would guess: its linear median age is around 43 (though its digital median age is 20 years younger than that). He expects at least some old-school Archie fans will be intrigued enough to give Riverdale a try. If those people tune in and dont like it, at least they checked it out, said Pedowitz.
PerezHilton
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Get it, Kate! We ALL know that James Corden can sing -- whether he's heading Into The Woods , getting his Karaoke on , or performing a five minute musical . But the comedian sure loves to dance too! Though his enthusiasm may outstrip his skills in this particular department... On Tuesday night, Corden had Kate Hudson on his show and the two decided to get a little workout in with their new dance instructors -- a bunch of ADORABLE toddlers! Related: La La Land Stars Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Spill On Her Dirty Dancing Meltdown'! The late night host did his best to keep up with Hudson and the little ones, but it was obvious the blonde beauty was MUCH more graceful whether she was prancing around or tumbling! Ch-ch-check out James and Kate as they get their toddler moves dance on (below) and don't forget to catch The Late Late Show weeknights at 12:35 a.m. on CBS !
OK!
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Fat Friends the musical is happening [ITV] The classic comedy-drama series followed the lives of a group of overweight friends as they struggle with the absurdities of modern dieting, and now Kay has revamped this premise for the stage. The new production features original music from Nicholas Lloyd Webber and will open at Leeds Grand Theatre on November 7. After four weeks at the Northern theatre - in Mellor's home town - the production will set off on a UK ...
Hackaday
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The Raspberry Pi version both crunches the numbers and drives the display, but the Pi doesn't have the oomph to run both the LEDs and the GUI, which is pretty interesting to look at by itself. The video below shows the different visualization modes available we're partial to the energy effect at the end. Take your pick of hardware and throw a couple of these things together for your next rave. And if you need a little more background on the aforementioned Larson Scanner, we've got you covered . [via r/raspberry_pi ] Filed under: led hacks , musical hacks
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Adweek
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The campaign includes buys on musical.ly (the popular music video social network for tweens and teens), and for the first time ever for a CW show, VOD, to target the millennial audience on their preferred viewing platforms. Despite the marketing campaigns millennial focus, The CW president Mark Pedowitz argued that the Archie brand does have some value to viewers. The importance of the IP was it gives you a hook and something to tag it with; it started a dialogue that Archie was coming back, said Pedowitz, adding that The CWs audience isnt as young as one would guess: its linear median age is around 43 (though its digital median age is 20 years younger than that). He expects at least some old-school Archie fans will be intrigued enough to give Riverdale a try. If those people tune in and dont like it, at least they checked it out, said Pedowitz.
Mashable
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Guys, I'm scared. Imagine being a teen, being home alone, minding your own business, fooling around on Musical.ly , watching back the video you just made and noticing something...odd. SEE ALSO: Snake emerging from woman's car mid-drive is the stuff of nightmares In this video posted on Youtube by user MrBunnyfingers , it looks as though this girl is not as alone as she thought: Did you catch it? Watch again closely. What do you see in the background in the first second of the video, in the right corner of the screen, above the girl's left shoulder? MrBunnyfingers/youtube ' data-credit-provider="custom type" data-caption="OMG" title="OMG" src="http://i.amz.mshcdn.com/jcjgaqCsQNXVFdagxM3RnLNcj1M=/fit-in/575x4096/https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fuploads%2Fcard%2Fimage%2F350841%2F737e5ce0-e17f-4a8a-92f6-026ddc8fed4a.png" alt="OMG" data-fragment="m!4903" data-image="http://i.
Mashable
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Sea lions fanatics everywhere want to know: What makes them tick? Are there secret movement-animal-body part combinations that unlock weird animal behaviors? Well, in this brief 43 second video, a sea lion frantically follows the movements of some dude's hand. Just some dude! Not even a trainer! He handles this unexpected power with such grace. Perhaps if your heart is kind, there's a little bit of a sea lion whisperer in all of us. Seth Meyers takes 'A Closer Look' at Trump's groundless attacks on John Lewis Brainiac is pulling superheroes' strings in new 'Injustice 2' trailer This musical robot can play the bagpipes better than you The force is strong with this homemade 'Star Wars' cat parody Read more... More about Hand , Sea Lion , Animals , Viral Video , and Watercooler
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A surprising number of people experience a form of sensory cross wiring in which light flashes and visual movements are ‘heard’, research finds One in five people is affected by a synaesthesia-like phenomenon in which visual movements or flashes of light are “heard” as faint sounds, according to scientists. The findings suggest that far more people than initially thought experience some form of sensory cross-wiring – which could explain the appeal of flashing musical baby toys and strobed lighting at raves. Continue reading...
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Everyone knows cats rule the internet. This just proves the point. Youtuber Pasdidée wrangled up their pet cats in order to performa great service to the galaxy, by recreating on of Star Wars 's most iconic scene, shot for shot. The two precious felines, with some help from their human, performed the scene in Empire Strikes Back, where Darth Vader tells Luke Skywalker that he is Luke's father. The moment is dramatic, pivotal and thrilling. Frankly, these cats get it just right. Man brilliantly/stupidly decides to destroy wasp nest with his bare hands 7 year-old's Taylor Swift impersonation is pretty close to perfect This musical robot can play the bagpipes better than you Lin-Manuel Miranda drops pitch-perfect 'West Wing' tribute rap Read more... More about Star Wars , Cats , Watercooler , Videos , and Film
Mashable
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Chantel is a very lucky lady to have such a fearless man. A wasp killer like no other demonstrated his special skill to a camera in his front yard last week. According to the clip, the Florida man grew up in Trinidad, and has been murdering wasps and destroying their nests using just his bare hands for more than 20 years. Someone should tell him that we really won't judge him for wearing gloves. It's okay, dude. Please, wear gloves. 7 year-old's Taylor Swift impersonation is pretty close to perfect This musical robot can play the bagpipes better than you Lin-Manuel Miranda drops pitch-perfect 'West Wing' tribute rap Please enjoy this sweaty clip from Idris Elba's new documentary 'Fighter' Read more... More about Wasps , Viral Videos , Watercooler , and Videos
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If you've ever been curious about what a bagpipe playing robot sounds like, then here you have it. SEE ALSO: That feeling when a robot isn't just a robot John Dingley shared his quirky robotic inventions on his Youtube page XenonJohn and he recently shared this video (above) of his bagpipe playing robot. The fingers and thumbs are 3D printed while mechanisms move the fingers and blow air through the pipe. From brain surgery to lovely Scottish ditties, robots really can do it all. Lin-Manuel Miranda drops pitch-perfect 'West Wing' tribute rap Please enjoy this sweaty clip from Idris Elba's new documentary 'Fighter' Let this 94-year-old gym junkie be your 2017 fitness fairy godmother You're breaking my balls: Tennis pro smashes rival in the groin during match Read more... More about Bagpipes , Inventor , Music , Robot , and Conversations
Daily Mail - Home
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Touts in America have demanded as much as £8,200 for tickets to the hit musical, which tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton through hip-hop and R&B.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Hit West End musical Sunny Afternoon, winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, is the story of how The Kinks rose to fame during the 1960s and it's heading to Nottingham's Theatre Royal. Ryan O'Donnell, who plays frontman and Sunny Afternoon writer Ray Davies, tells Jessica Sansome what to expect Ryan O'Donnell as Ray Davies For those who haven't heard of Sunny Afternoon, what's it about? It's really about the story of the rise of The Kinks. It shows how the band were formed,...