THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:
...with THE YARDBIRDS! Live circa 1967, featuring someone the announcer calls "Timmy Page." Your setlist inlcudes "Shapes of Things," "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago," "Over Under Sideways Down," and "I'm a Man."
WIRE advance streams Nocturnal Koreans.
ADAM GREEN advance streams Aladdin. (NSFW).
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT advance streams Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets.
JOSH KELLEY advance streams New Lane Road.
TONY JOE WHITE drops “The Middle of Nowhere" ahead of Rain Crow.
THE UNTOUCHABLES: "I Spy For the FBI."
THE GUITARISTS OF DAVID BOWIE: Guitar Player's tribute includes old and new material from Tony Visconti, Mick Ronson, Carlos Alomar, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Adrian Belew and many more (except Robert Fripp, sadly).
JASON & THE SCORCHERS are the latest of The Guardian's Cult Heroes.
THE PIXIES: Ten of Their Best.
TWELVE GREAT SONGS With Just Three Chords...tho none of these featured in Pate's infamous Three-Chord Medley (which tended to include "Wild Thing," "Hang On Sloopy," "Louie, Louie," "My Best Friend's Girl," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and "Summer Nights," among others).
NOW SHOWING: This weekend's wide releases include The Jungle Book, which is currently scoring 93 percent on the ol'Tomatometer; Barbershop: The Next Cut, currently scoring 88 percent; and Criminal, scoring 14 percent.
BLAKE LIVELY & RYAN REYNOLDS are expecting their second child.
EVA MENDES & RYAN GOSLING are expecting their second child.
KELLY CLARKSON and her husband, music manager Brandon Blackstock, have welcomed their second child.
ELLIE KEMPER is pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband, Michael Koman.
TAYLOR SWIFT nabs Vogue's cover story.
GWEN STEFANI got a big break in her divorce, thanks to Gavin Rossdale, because we've learned he's now on record with the judge walking away from millions of dollars to which he's legally entitled.
KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM were caught canoodling at a cancer immunoterapy launch event.
MEGAN FOX & BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN, estranged but expectant parents, are renting a house together.
SELENA GOMEZ talks to GQ about David O. Russell, lupus, creepy dudes, and more.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH will voice The Grinch.
JAMES CAMERON now threatens to make four Avatar sequels.
DICK TRACY may get a sequel after more than 25 years.
AMC may allow trexting in some theaters, because civilization isn't declining fast wnough already. UPDATE: AMC retreats.
YEMEN: Witnesses say attack helicopters from a Saudi-led coalition struck al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen, where the group has exploited the conflict between Shiite Houthi rebels and government forces to expand.
THE ISLAMIC STATE: Battlefield successes enjoyed by Western-backed forces in Iraq and Syria have done little to stop the expansion of the terrorists to Europe, North Africa and Afghanistan.
IMPATIENT PUPS honk the horn to get their owner's attention.
A TEAM OF SNIFFER DOGS set up at a British airport at a cost of 1.25 million pounds ($1.7 million) have proved adept at discovering small amounts of cheese and sausages but not so good at finding smuggled drugs, a report said on Thursday.
CAN BEAVERS make California wet again? What say you, Det. Drebin?
A LARGE RABBIT named Dolly Parton who disappeared from a Salt Lake County farm has suddenly reappeared.