Watch/Listen: This ‘Into The Woods’ Featurette Gives Us Our First Taste Of Music From The Movie

Johnny Depp speaks, Meryl Streep sings

Earlier this week we got our first look at Johnny Depp in character as the Big, Bad Wolf as he will appear in the forthcoming Disney film Into The Woods and today we get to see actual footage from the film that features actual music! A new promo featurette titled The Story has been released that features stars of the film talking about the movie … yada yada yada … and at the 2:30 mark, we hear Meryl Streep sing. This is our first really good look at the film, much more impressive (I think) than the teaser trailer we saw last summer. Enjoy.

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Queen Elizabeth, II Has Tweeted Her First Tweet

Back in May we learned that Prince Harry became the senior most member of the British Royal Family to personally post a tweet on Twitter. Today we learn that Queen Elizabeth, II — the head of the British monarchy — has also personally posted her first tweet on Twitter. Her Royal Highness made an appearance at central London’s Science Museum earlier today and that is where she logged into her official Twitter profile and composed and posted her first Tweet ever. Click below to read the historic tweet. More »

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Listen: Iggy Azalea Has Released Two New Songs For Our Listening Pleasure, ‘Beg For It’ & ‘Iggy SZN’

Reclassified

Iggy Azalea is planning to re-release her debut album The New Classic with a bonus track edition titled Reclassified and this new version of the album will include 5 new songs. Today we get to hear 2 of those 5 new songs in full. The video above is titled Beg For It and it features the Danish singer on vocals (I understand that Charli XCX was originally meant to provide the vocals for the song but ‘s version won out for the album re-release). Click below to hear Iggy‘s other new song titled Iggy SZN (which is pronounced season) to get another taste of the new music that Azalea is dropping on her Reclassified album. More »

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J.K. Rowling Is Releasing A New Harry Potter Story For Hallowe’en

Last summer, author JK Rowling released two new Harry Potter stories on her official website Pottermore (HERE and HERE) and today we learn that she will release another new story on Hallowe’en next week. This new story will center on the absolutely evil character Dolores Umbridge and will, no doubt, be deliciously fun. Umbridge, as you may know, is the sweet-looking, yet entirely sinister villain of the fifth Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix … and next week, she will get a story of her own. More »

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Watch: Taylor Swift Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. To Perform ‘Out Of The Woods’ On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Bona Fide Pop Star

Taylor Swift kicked the promo for her new album 1989 into high gear last night with a major live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Taylor shut down Hollywood Blvd. and turned the Hollywood Walk of Fame into her own personal concert venue with her first live performance of her song Out of the Woods. As you can see in the video embedded above, Taylor stepped out onto the stage and performed in front of the world without a guitar strapped to her body … like the pop star she has truly become. Check out her performance and see what you think. Taylor Swift the pop star is coming for you, whether you like it or not.

Want more Taylor on Kimmel? Click below to watch her performance of Shake It Off. More »

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Watch: Mariah Carey Wants To Show The World She Can Still Hit The High Notes

Sing mama

Mariah Carey doesn’t have time to listen to the haters who think she can’t sing or hit her trademark high notes any longer cuz she’s too busy living her life. Mimi uploaded a video online that was filmed while she was tidying up her hotel room and as you can hear, she was singing all the while. Haters gonna hate but Mimi is still gonna sing, sing sing.

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This Is What Emma Stone Will Look Like When She Makes Her Broadway Debut In ‘Cabaret’

Back in August we learned that actress Emma Stone would be making her Broadway debut when she joins the current production of Cabaret and today, courtesy of the New York Times, we get our first look at Emma in costume as Sally Bowles. The NYT has published a great feature on Emma‘s new stint on Broadway, including a great interview. Click below to read excerpts and see Emma‘s incarnation of Sally as she will appear on the Broadway stage. More »

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#ThrowbackThursday: It Was 10 Years Ago Today That Ashlee Simpson Got Busted Lipsyncing On ‘SNL’

Not Live from New York

Earlier today, Shannon shared some #ThrowbackThursday love for Crime Mob and Knuck If You Buck specifically but right now, I’d like to share some #TBT love myself. It was 10 years ago today that Ashlee Simpson “performed” on Saturday Night Live and got busted trying to lipsync her performance. You may recall that on that fateful night, someone in her camp accidentally started playing the vocal track for her song Pieces of Me when she wasn’t ready and it was plainly obvious to everyone watching on LIVE TV that she had no intention of singing the song live at all. In a panic, Ashlee busted out a silly dance and then she ran off the stage, leaving her band to strum their instruments in embarrassing horror. Ahh, the good ol’ days. Back in 2004, there was no real social media to speak of … can you imagine if Twitter or Instagram existed back then? Click the video above to relive the moment that Ashlee Simpson torpedoed her music career on live TV. Can you believe it’s been 10 years already?

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Zelda Williams Pays Tribute To Her Late Father Robin Williams With A New Tattoo

Earlier this month, Zelda Williams publicly honored her father Robin Williams on World Mental Health Day in remembrance of his untimely death in August and today we learn that she’s paid tribute to her father again in a very poignant way. Zelda unveiled on her official Instagram profile a new tattoo she had inked onto her hand in memory of her father. For this tribute, Zelda chose to have a hummingbird tattooed on her hand … which you can see below. More »

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First Listen: Bette Midler Has Covered ‘Waterfalls’ By TLC For Her New Album

The Divine Miss TLC

Aretha Franklin has released an album of cover songs where she pays homage to some of the diva classic songs that we all know and love and today we learn that the Divine Miss M is also releasing an album of cover songs as well. Bette Midler is releasing next month an album titled It’s The Girls! which features Bette‘s covers of girl group songs … and included on the album is her rendition of TLC‘s Waterfalls. Click the embed above to hear Bette Midler‘s poignant version of Waterfalls and see what you think. I must admit, it’s a bit weird to hear Bette sing about Little Precious et al. but overall, I think her rendition is pretty darn good.

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