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5 min ago | The Escapist

Movie Rights Optioned For Marshmallow Peeps

And the "other shoe" drops on the massive success of The Lego Movie. Filmmaker Adam Rifkin, late of Detroit Rock City and Underdog, has optioned the film and TV rights to Peeps - as in, the colored-sugar encrusted marshmallow candies popularly associated with the Easter holiday.

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Related Topix: Adam Rifkin, Comedy Movies, Detroit Rock City, Adventure, The Dark Backward, Life, Food, Candy

Tue Apr 22, 2014

NME

Lorde postpones Australia tour after being ordered off the road by parents

Lorde has been forced to postpone a tour of Australia after being ordered off the road by her parents on health grounds.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lorde, Music, Grammy Awards

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees announced

Genre-leaping master vocalist Mac Wiseman, piano-playing hit-maker Ronnie Milsap and songwriter-poet Hank Cochran will receive the country music industry's highest honor: induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Related Topix: Ronnie Milsap, Country, Mac Wiseman, Drama Movies, Songwriter, Best of 2007, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Entertainment

Zap2it.com

John Turturro replaces James Gandolfini (and Robert De Niro) in HBO's 'Criminal Justice'

HBO's miniseries "Criminal Justice," which James Gandolfini was working on at the time of his death, is going forward with a new star.

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Related Topix: Stone, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, War Movies, All the King's Men, Comedy Movies, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Celebrities, Robert De Niro, James Gandolfini, John Turturro

Cinema Blend News

Michael Fassbender Plots To Kill A King In New Macbeth Photos

The last directors to really leave their stamp on William Shakespeare's work and get away with it were Sir Kenneth Brannagh and Baz Luhrman.

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Related Topix: Michael Fassbender, Coriolanus, Animation Movies, Short, Hamlet, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies

Canberra City News

Beautiful music from wartime for grand preview concert

THE Canberra International Music Festival will soon be in full swing, but before that, in keeping with the chosen focus on music related to World War I, a grand preview concert is planned for Thursday, Anzac Eve - and it's sponsored by "CityNews", so we don't mind blowing our own trumpet.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, Billboard Music Awards

OUPblog

Shakespeare and the music of William Walton

On 23 April 2014 we celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth.

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Related Topix: Classical, William Walton, Animation Movies, Short, Hamlet, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Richard III, History Movies, War Movies, Celebrities, Comedy Movies, Laurence Olivier, As You Like It

Mon Apr 21, 2014

FMQB

Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus, Prince, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera,...

Miley Cyrus has been forced to postpone all remaining U.S. dates on her Bangerz tour as she continues to recover from the severe allergic reaction she suffered on April 15. Existing tickets will be honored on the new dates, which run from August 1 in Uniondale, NY to August 14 in Chicago.

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Related Topix: The Voice, Entertainment, Television, Purple Rain, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Dance, Hot Chicks, Christina Aguilera, Pop/Rock

EDGE

Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill

Billie Holiday was one of the great voices of the 20th century. Her story is one of the great tragedies.

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Related Topix: Billie Holiday, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Lady Sings the Blues, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Diana Ross, Pop/Rock

Sunherald.com

Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to produce 3rd Oscar show

This Nov. 15, 2007 file photo shows Craig Zadan, left, and Neil Meron, producers of the film "Hairspray" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film presented to actor John Travolta in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Related Topix: Hairspray, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, John Travolta, Santa Barbara, CA

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

British stars say farewell to Peaches Geldof at pr...

Celebrities from Britain's television and music worlds attended the funeral on Monday of Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof whose death two weeks ago remains unexplained.

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Related Topix: Live Aid, Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones

KURB-FM Little Rock

Prince Re-Signs with Warner Bros; Readies 30th Anniversary Edition of "Purple Rain" & New Album

Prince will now have full ownership and control over his master recordings after signing a new contract with his former label Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk

Arkansas Online

Pianist Corea, banjoist Fleck to coalesce onstage at UCA

Jazz pianist Chick Corea and banjo player Bela Fleck, holders of a combined 33 Grammy Awards , will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, part of the UCA Public Appearances series.

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Related Topix: Chick Corea, Jazz, Music, Grammy Awards, University of Central Arkansas

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KUAD-FM Windsor

Willie Nelson Receiving 5th Degree Black Belt in Korean Martial Arts

Willie Nelson may be approaching 81, but he isn't letting his age hinder his physical fitness.

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Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Red Headed Stranger, Western, Drama Movies, Austin, TX

Playbill

"In My Dreams," Starring Katharine McPhee and Directed by Kenny Leon, Airs on ABC April 20

"In My Dreams," a new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, makes its premiere April 20 at 9 PM ET on ABC; check local listings.

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Related Topix: Smash, Entertainment, Television, Dance, Katharine McPhee, Comedy Movies, My Name Is Bill W., The Big Chill, Drama Movies, JoBeth Williams

Evil Beet Gossip

Prince Has A New Single, What Do We Think?

Prince released a new single, titled "The Breakdown". I gotta say, it sounds very 1980s to me, until it gets to the chorus, then it sounds a lot like Katy Perry .

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MLive.com

Top 5 things to do in Bay County: A brush with nature, two fundraisers, a library craft and 'Urinetown' on tap

That's the plot behind the musical "Urinetown," which hits the stage at Bangor Township John Glenn High School, 3201 Kiesel Road, Friday through Sunday, April 25-27.

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Related Topix: Bay County, MI, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Tony Awards, Bay City, MI, Hope, MI, Entertainment

680News

Drake sued for $4.8M over fight at Muzik nightclub

FEBRUARY 10: Recording Artist Drake attends the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Drake, Music, Grammy Awards

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Journal Gazette

Prince wins music rights from Warner

Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects including 'Purple Rain,' '1999,' 'Diamonds and Pearls' and 'Around the World in a Day.'

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Related Topix: Purple Rain, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

Brandon Sun

Musician Jack White makes vinyl record of live show in under 4 hours on Record Store Day

This Feb. 10, 2013 file photo shows musician Jack White at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Nashville, TN, Pop/Rock, The White Stripes

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