It just goes to show: When you have an acclaimed feature documentary made about you that goes on to be nominated for an Academy Award, you’re suddenly much more in demand. Rodriguez, the musician at the center of the Oscar-nominated Searching for Sugar Man, has joined the line-ups of three major music festivals: Coachella (in Indio, Calif. this April), Primavera (in Spain this May), and Glastonbury (in the U.K. this June), Billboard reports. READ FULL STORY »
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A lot of stars say they’ll commit themselves to their children only to use them as career-extending props and fodder for insane stories about secret rooms in basketball arenas. But Adele has really put her money where her mouth is: Since the birth of her first child, she has kept a remarkably low-profile, especially for somebody who was the biggest-selling artist in America for two years running.
But she’ll be dusting off her work shoes on Sunday when she attends this Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, where she’ll cross her fingers in hopes that “Skyfall” wins the hardware. And she’ll have at least one more red carpet to walk in the coming months, as “Skyfall” was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category this morning. (Adele is also nominated for a Grammy, though it’s unclear whether she’ll be attending that particular show.)
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Courtney Love talks sex, drugs, and allegedly getting blamed for 'the downfall of Def Leppard' in (possibly) craziest interview to date
Courtney Love has always been a quote machine.
But I’m hard-pressed to think of an interview of hers quite as entertainingly bonkers as the two-part epic that addiction website The Fix has just published, in which the singer-actress discusses her numerous drug problems, her sex life, and a boatload of celebrity acquaintances. You’ll find a clutch of choice quotes below, but the interview is well worth checking out in full. It’s not every day someone name checks Jimmy Iovine, Tesla (the rock band, not the pioneering electrical engineer), and Carl Jung in almost the same breath.
I’ve embedded my favorite from the 63 songs named yesterday as contenders for the Original Song category at this year’s Oscars: Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett’s “The Weary Kind,” which I have fallen in love with despite not yet having seen the actual film. (I’m a Bingham nut; sue me.) God only knows what sort of chances Bingham and Burnett have — while I don’t think Randy Newman is nominated personally, The Princess and the Frog is all up in this dancerie, as is Hannah Montana: The Movie (though not “The Climb,” for previously explained reasons), and Karen O’s great work from Where the Wild Things Are. Seems like the new songs from Nine (regardless of quality) would also be utterly irresistible to voters, and we here at EW threw our weight behind “Stu’s Song” from The Hangover all the way back in June. If “I’m On a Boat” can get nominated for a Grammy, why can’t Ed Helms find Oscar gold?
Read the full list of eligible songs after the jump, and give us your picks in the comments: If you were choosing this year’s Academy Award nominees, Mixers, who would make the cut?
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