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Odd Future's 'Loiter Squad' returns to Adult Swim: Watch an EXCLUSIVE clip!

A few weeks ago, Odd Future centerpiece Tyler the Creator announced the release date of his new album Wolf and dropped the first single and video in “Domo 23.”

That clip looked a whole lot like a sequence from the collective’s manic sketch comedy project Loiter Squad, which also happens to be returning this Sunday, March 10, at Midnight on Adult Swim. Last season sat somewhere between The Kids in the Hall and Jackass, and based on the exclusive clip below, the second go-round will be a ratcheted-up version of the same.

Check out the soon-to-be-beloved new character “Catchphrase Jones” below.

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Watch a special live video of Marina and the Diamonds' 'How to Be a Heartbreaker' -- EXCLUSIVE

The Welsh songstress Marina and the Diamonds has been an official Big Deal back in the UK for a while, but now it’s time for the rest of us to catch up.

Marina’s most recent album, Electra Heart, debuted at No. 1 in back in Britain — and her opening gig for Coldplay’s American tour and quirky-pop singles like “How to Be a Heartbreaker”  have helped propel her to cult status Stateside.

But her upcoming Glee-ification could be exactly the thing that brings her a wider American audience. “Heartbreaker” will be getting the official Ryan Murphy stamp of approval on the upcoming March 14th episode of Glee (Lea Michele will be singing it, if you were wondering), and Marina will follow that up with her Lonely Hearts Club tour of America.

To celebrate, the singer has released an exclusive preview of the tour, and you can watch it exclusively here. (Sorry kids, Speedo’d dudes showering in slo-mo not included.)

The clip also serves as a preview of her upcoming Heartcore documentary, which will offer fans an inside look at Marina’s Electra Heart journey and the Lonely Hearts Club tour. Plus, conveniently, the clip also shows Marina taking the stage at the revered venue Emo’s in Austin — the very town where SXSW will go down next week. Synergy!

Check out Marina’s exclusive new “How to Be a Heartbreaker” clip below:

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'Glee': Listen to the cast's 500th song 'Shout' -- EXCLUSIVE

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This Thursday, Fox’s Glee hits yet another milestone with the cast performing their 500th(!) song, “Shout” from the classic 1978 comedy Animal House.

The episode, titled “Girls (And Boys) on Film” and airing at a special 9:30pm time, finds New Directions assigned to perform their favorite songs from movies, including “Footloose” from Footloose and “Unchained Melody” from Ghost. For you Gleeks who can’t wait, EW is exclusively premiering  “Shout.” Listen to rollicking track below: READ FULL STORY

On My iPod: 'Castle' star Stana Katic on collecting folk music and making out to Led Zeppelin

On Castle, Stana Katic plays Kate Beckett, a no-nonsense detective who often has to reign in partner and paramour Rick Castle.

In her life outside of network procedurals, however, Katic is a little more footloose—she regularly travels the world in search of new culture, and spends a great deal of that time on the road listening to and collecting new music.

She also got an education in punk rock history for her upcoming film CBGB, in which she plays producer and club mainstay Genya Ravan. Check out some of Katic’s favorites below, and spin them all on the Spotify playlist at the bottom:

Queen, “I Want to Break Free”
“F— yeah. I never knew about until very recently. There are just these classic rock songs that for some reason weren’t on my radar growing up. It speaks to me on so many levels. Everyone around me was like, ‘How do you not know this song?’ And then I watched the video and was even more in love with it. Freddie Mercury is incredible. He’s an amazing vocalist, and his story was really wonderful as well. It’s that amazing mix of classical ballad vocals with rock, and I see that happening a lot now. The lead singer for fun. or Neon Trees—these guys have voices that could fit elegantly and comfortably on any Broadway stage, but here they are entertaining us with rock music. Their vocals are so complex and capable of inspiring a lot. Freddie Mercury, I think in so many ways led that path. He’s an incredible performer. I like this song because it’s got a great beat, it’s got a lot of fun going for it, but it speaks to my restlessness, my wanderlust right now. I feel like a caged cheetah sometimes.” READ FULL STORY

Lil Mama to play Left Eye in VH1's TLC biopic

Vh1 has just announced the principal cast of its hotly-anticipated TLC biopic Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, including the big news of who will be playing the late, great Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez.

Lil Mama — the 23-year-old rapper who rose to fame with 2007’s “Lip Gloss” — will take on the Left Eye role, while Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee, True Jackson) and Drew Sidora (That’s So RavenStep Up) have been tapped to play Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, respectively.

The TV movie starts filming in R&B group’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, next month, and the actual TLC alums T-Boz and Chilli will serve as consultants.

“We really want fans to experience our story in an authentic way,” Chilli said in a press release. “There is so much to our story that hasn’t been told until this movie, it really has to be done the right way.”

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'New Girl' star Jake Johnson: What's On My iPod

FOX’s New Girl returns tonight, with Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) continuing to address the fallout of the Kiss Heard ‘Round the Loft (and the internet universe).

Since all eyes have been on Johnson’s character and his panic moonwalk lately, we caught up with the man himself to find out a little about more about his musical tastes. (Hint: His co-star’s band made the list.)

Read on to see what’s on Jake Johnson’s iPod:

Bob Dylan, World Gone Wrong
“I’m going nuts for this these days. I got into Dylan when I was 15 at random, and every few months, I’ll put a different Dylan on. And Dylan’s the only musician for me that kind of sets a tone for how the world should be. You just caught up in his view of Earth, and he’s the only guy where I’m like, ‘I think he’s right. That weirdo’s got it figured out.’

I’m coming off of Blood on the Tracks which is so great, but this is one of those albums I’ve never heard of. And I couldn’t believe it. But World Gone Wrong is early ‘90s, so I thought it was going to be terrible, but it is great Dylan. Because, you know, every once and a while Dylan would have an album where you’re just like, pass. I’m not going down that road with you in the ‘80s, Bob. I’m not doing it! But this is awesome. It’s becoming one of my all-time favorites.”

Mumford and Sons, “After the Storm”

“Olivia Wilde introduced it to me when we were shooting Drinking Buddies, which took place in a beer brewery, and we had to drink so much beer. And you know — as Nick Miller, I can’t get too fat. I can get chubby, but no one’s going to believe the Nick-Jess stuff if Nick weights 240 pounds. So I needed to exercise more, and when she put this album [Sigh No More] on, I just took to it right away. And it actually helped me jog — I would put that album to get fired up when I go running. Mumford and Sons: Will help fat boys get a little less chubby! In fact, my wife and I are actually about to go run up a mountain to it later today.” [Johnson spoke to EW from Hawaii, where he and his wife were on vacation.] READ FULL STORY

Hear Jamie N Commons' 'Walking Dead' song 'Lead Me Home' -- EXCLUSIVE

The music of up-and-coming UK artist Jamie N Commons was featured in the promo for The Walking Dead‘s hotly anticipated new half-season, and now you can hear the whole song exclusively here. Titled “Lead Me Home,” the track is, appropriately enough, stark and gloomy, and with bleak lyrics like “Hold on, Heaven’s waiting/Open up your door,” it’s the perfect complement to AMC’s hit zombie-apocalypse series.

Take a listen to the song below:

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The best songs on TV this season: EW talks to the music supervisors behind 'Girls,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Revenge,' and more

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What are music supervisors from some of TV’s hottest shows loving in 2013? Read on to find out what you’ll be hearing while you’re watching. Then listen to our Spotify playlist of their picks when you’re done:

MANISH RAVAL (GirlsHappy EndingsNew GirlCommunityBen and Kate)

“With Lena [Dunham, Girls‘ creator], music is very important to the process. We’ll send each other songs, kind of like the old-fashioned mixtape trading. In the new season [premiering on HBO Jan. 13], there’s this gigantic moment with Hannah doing cocaine for the first time, and we have Icona Pop‘s ‘I Love It.’ Angel Haze‘s ‘Werkin’ Girls’ has a big feature later in the season, and we had Tegan and Sara cover the Rolling Stones’ ‘Fool to Cry’ specifically for the show.

Otherwise, I love this So Many Wizards song ‘Lose Your Mind,’ the new Lavender Diamond album, and bands called The Babies and The Little Ones that I got to use on New Girl. Angel Olsen is someone who I’m really trying to get into something. And this song ‘Nothing Is Wrong’ by Mika Ben-Yami is just ripe to be used in something.”

SEASON KENT (RevengeArrow)

“For the first episode of Revenge [Jan. 6 on ABC] we got the Chromatics cover of Neil Young‘s ‘Hey Hey My My,’ for a great montage, and Tame Impala‘s ‘Elephant.’ I got their first use, and it’s from their new record that everybody is freaking out about now. I really loved this beautiful, sparse, simple Azure Ray song that we used, ‘The Heart Has Its Reasons.’ On Arrow [returning Jan. 16] I’m using more mainstream stuff because the CW audience is a little younger—like Maroon 5, deadmau5. But I did use ‘Sparkly,’ by Young Magic, a really dreamy kind of electro indie rock.

Also, I can’t stop listening to ‘Pull Me Down’ by Mikky Ekko. It’s too good, I can’t handle it right now. I’m really loving the new Local Natives album,. I think they’ll really be able to take the next step. The Jessie Ware record was one of my favorites from last year. “Forever,” by Haim – they’re three sisters, and they’re so cute and so energetic, but they really rock. You just don’t expect it at all.” READ FULL STORY

Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons added to Grammy lineup

Considering there are a total of 81 categories at the Grammy Awards and only a small fraction of those actually get handed out during the telecast, the main events of any given Grammy show are the performances. What other reason did anybody have to tune into last year’s show other than to watch Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston and Nicki Minaj’s British-accented exorcism?

This year’s batch of performers is starting to build, and it begins with some massive acts. Rihanna, Taylor Swift, fun., Mumford & Sons, and the Black Keys have all been confirmed to perform live at the 55th Grammy Awards, which will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10.

Mumford, fun., and the Black Keys are among the most nominated artists at this year’s show (Mumford and fun. each have six, while the Black Keys have five plus one more Producer of the Year nod for Dan Auerbach). Rihanna and Taylor will walk into the building with three nominations each, though Swift likely would have collected more had her latest album Red come out in time for consideration (pencil her in for at least a half-dozen noms in 2014).

Now that we know some of the people who will definitely be performing, the speculation can begin about what those artists will perform and who they might invite along. READ FULL STORY

Fred Armisen and ?uestlove have a drum-off on 'Fallon' - VIDEO

Saturday Night Live‘s Fred Armisen famously costars with indie-rock luminary Carrie Brownstein (ex member of riot girl icons Sleater-Kinney and current guitiarist in Wild Flag) on Portlandia, which returns to IFC this Friday, but he famously has his own indie-rock bona fides, which he showed off last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Armisen has actually demonstrated off his drumming skills in the past, and on Fallon, he went toe-to-toe hitting skins with the show’s bandleader Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson.

Armisen held his own against the imposing Root —check it out for yourself below.  READ FULL STORY

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