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First Look: Photos Of Madonna’s Super Bowl Stage Hit The Internets

Plus, Get Your First Look at Madonna's Super Bowl Setlist

We are still 5 days away from Madonna‘s big Super Bowl XLVI halftime show this coming Sunday February 5 but right now, TODAY, we get to check out the first photos of her top secret Super Bowl halftime show stage! A very industrious person managed to sneak a camera into Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN to snap some photos of Maddy‘s stage as it was being set up and tested … and YOU can check out a whole slew of those photos below. Wanna get your first look at Maddy‘s halftime show? Check out the photos, yo! More »

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Full House Party

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After a day of work and recuperation, Sarah opened her beautiful home to a bunch of our friends last night for a big get together/party. It had been a long time since the bunch of us got together to hang out and catch up with one another so we really made the most of the time we had together. Altho not everyone could come out last night, we managed to pull together a pretty full house of dear friends. Click below to check out some fun photos that were snapped at last night’s fete and check out a pretty amazing video of 5-year old Daniel performing a rockin’ rendition of Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody. More »

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Christina Aguilera And Stevie Wonder Perform At Etta James’s Funeral

Honoring A "Woman Of Great Spirit And Courage"

Last week we learned the sad news that musical icon, Etta James, had passed away, losing her 2 year struggle with leukemia. The world mourned the loss of this legendary singer, and yesterday her close friends and family gathered together to honor the great woman. Read on for more details about how they paid tribute to her. More »

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Etta James Passes Away At 73

The Ailing Singer Finally Succumbs to Her Illnesses

Very sad news to pass along today. Legendary singer Etta James has passed away due to complications from her ailing health. We’ve been hearing for a couple of months now that Etta was not doing well. The singer, who was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2010 and also suffered from dementia, was in and out of the hospital over the past year. I understand that Etta was allowed to be home for the New Year at the start of this month but, unfortunately, she did succumb to her failing health. Some of you young’ns may not be too familiar with Etta James but you might recall that Beyoncé played Etta in the 2008 film Cadillac Records and many of you are definitely familiar with her biggest hit song At Last (which Beyoncé performed at the inauguration of President Obama back in 2009. More »

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Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’, Lana Del Rey Performs

DanRad Kills, Lana Dies?

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe (who just completed a run on Broadway in the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and who will be seen in the upcoming feature film The Woman In Black) paid a visit to Saturday Night Live last night to host the weekly sketch comedy and by most accounts, he did a really great job. While I personally wasn’t all that impressed with the variety of sketches that they came up with for this week’s episode, I did think that DanRad did an excellent job with the material provided to him. The musical guest last night was newcomer Lana Del Rey who most people have never heard of … and after her painfully awkward performance last night, may likely never want to hear from again. In case you missed SNL last night or just want to watch the sketches again, you can check them out below. More »

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Watch: Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars Perform ‘Safe & Sound’ Live In Concert

The First Ever Live Performance of the 'Hunger Games' Song

Last month, just before Xmas, we got a GREAT early present when the first single from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games was released. Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars is the first single released from the Games soundtrack and by and large the song has been met with positive responses from most people. Last night, Taylor joined The Civil Wars on stage during their concert in Nashville, TN to surprise the audience with the first live performance of Safe & Sound. Thankfully, cameras were rolling in the audience. Click below to watch Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars perform Safe & Sound from The Hunger Games live. More »

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See Spot, Show

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Last night was a very bizzy night for me … from Beverly Hills to downtown LA, I spent part of my evening hanging with a bunch of different friends on opposite sides of town. First, David and I met up with our new friends Gray and Jeff at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills for the Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 exhibit and then I jetted downtown to meet up with Ollie and Caleb for dinner before Irene and I went to see M83 in concert. It was a very bizzy but extremely fun night. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Iron Lady’

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Yesterday was a fun and productive day for me … I saw my last movie of 2011 and then I attended my last concert of 2011. The movie was The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep … the concert was Matthew Sweet at the Echoplex performing his 1991 album Girlfriend in full. ‘Twas a great day full of fun entertainment. Click below to find out what I thought of both the movie and the concert. More »

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A ‘Sweet & Tender’ Tribute To The Smiths

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Last night I made my way down South to Anaheim, CA to see a couple of coverbands in concert. Now, I’m not a big fan of coverbands but I’ve been so curious to see The Smiths/Morrissey coverband Sweet & Tender Hooligans live in concert that I couldn’t resist making the trek to see them last night. I’ve been listening to The Smiths almost every single day for the past 6 months so, yeah, I’ve been on a definite kick lately. Hooligans performed last night with Strangelove, a Depeche Mode coverband and I have to tell you … they both put on fantastic shows. I had a blast! I snapped some photos and shot some video to give you a taste of last night’s superfun concert. More »

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Tori Amos Enchants Los Angeles, Night 2

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Wow. I mean … wow. I am a bit speechless today as I sit here and try to succinctly write about last night’s Tori Amos concert at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown LA last night. As you may recall, Ollie and I saw Tori perform live in concert Saturday night at the Orpheum and last night, Adriana and I attended Tori‘s second LA show. The setlist last night was peppered with rare treats (Ode to the Banana King) and longtime favorites (Take to the Sky) but we got a song so rare that Tori Amos has never performed it live in concert before. To say that last night was magical would be an understatement. Click below to see some of the photos that I snapped last night, check out the setlist and watch video of Tori Amos performing the Y Kant Tori Read song On the Boundary for the first time ever. More »

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