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Johnny Depp plays guitar, talks near-death experience on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

Johnny Depp might be an uber-famous Hollywood actor, but he isn’t ready to let go of his love of music just yet. Last night, Depp headed to The Late Show to talk about his upcoming movie The Lone Ranger and then took the stage to rock with pal Bill Carter.

First things first, Depp sat down for a quick chat. In his typical fashion, Depp was decked out in layers of necklaces, scarves, and his signature hat. He discussed moving to L.A. with his band, the Kids, back in the day and then becoming an actor purely out of the need to pay rent. “You realize at some point you’ll have to deal with the inevitable,” Depp said. After telling pal Nicholas Cage about his money situation, Depp met up with Cage’s agent and went on his first read: A Nightmare on Elm Street. And the rest is history.

This July, Depp is starring alongside Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger, a movie that required a lot of horseback riding, which wasn’t a problem for the Kentucky-born actor… until things “went very sideways.”

Watch Depp explain his encounter with an equine “death machine,” and than check out his guitar skills on Bill Carter’s song, “Anything Made of Paper” about the West Memphis Three. READ FULL STORY

Gloria and Emilio Estefan developing biographical Broadway musical

The rhythm is going to get Broadway!

The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises announced today that Latin music legend Gloria Estefan and her husband of nearly 35 years, 19-time Grammy winner Emilio, are developing a musical based on their life stories. Bernie Yuman, producer and manager of Siegfried & Roy’s long-running Las Vegas magic show, will also produce the Estefan’s show. The title, creative team, and more details have yet to be announced.

“We are very excited to share this story, which is based on hope, determination and the belief that with hard work and passion, our dreams can become our reality,” Gloria and Emilio Estefan said in a joint statement. “Our music has been a true reflection of who we are, where we came from and the journey that has brought us to where we are today…Sharing our life story through music will give us a new opportunity to honor our roots and, hopefully, to be able to inspire generations to come.” Not to mention lead a conga line down the Great White Way each night.

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The 'Game of Thrones'/'Downton Abbey' mashup you didn't know you needed -- VIDEO

What’s better: the tinkly elegance of Downton Abbey‘s theme music, or the rhythmic intensity of Game of Thrones‘s title tune? If you just can’t choose, you’ll love this video — in which pianist Sagar Jethani seamlessly melds the two songs into one glorious mashup (with just a little help from Duncan, his loyal canine companion). It’s all the goodness of Sunday night’s best shows, compressed into one handy three-minute video!

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Caption this: Justin Bieber grabs one less lonely girl's chest

JocelynnBieberThe place: Miami. The time: A few days ago. The girl: Jocelyn, a 17-year-old Belieber who may have gotten more than she bargained for at a meet-and-greet event. The crime: See above. The photo’s been removed from Bieber’s official fan page, but it lives on as Jocelyn’s Twitter avatar, pictured here.

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Cissy Houston talks Whitney in emotional 'Today' interview -- VIDEO

Warning: Watching the following segment will probably give you a serious case of the sads.

Gospel great Cissy Houston stopped by the Today show this morning to talk about her new book, Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped – and while the singer remained calm and composed even as Savannah Guthrie asked tough questions about her daughter’s drug abuse, Cissy’s quiet, stoic grief was somehow even more poignant than hysterics would have been.

The 79-year-old is still clearly in mourning — “I miss her so much I can’t even express it,” she said at one point. Cissy told Guthrie that she doesn’t blame Whitney’s ex-husband Bobby Brown for anything, and that sometimes tragedies are just inexplicable — “Good mothers and good fathers and good families don’t always have great children. Bad people have good children… It’s all their responsibility when they get to a certain age to choose their way. [Whitney] was taught, she knew the way.”

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Lip-sync-gate continues: Inaugural official says Beyonce didn't sing anthem live

Well, that settles it (maybe, possibly, probably not): According to CNN, an unnamed inaugural official has confirmed that Beyoncé lip-synched while performing the “Star-Spangled Banner” on Monday.

“Because she didn’t have time to rehearse with the Marine Band, she decided to use her recording with the Marine Band,” the official said, noting that the singer didn’t arrive in Washington D.C. until late Sunday night. The official doesn’t know why Beyoncé elected not to sing live — by all accounts, “she was spot on” in her pre-recording session, and “she’s actually a very good live singer.” There’s apparently no word on why Bey ripped out her earpiece mid-song, either.

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Great moments in lip-synching, from The Beatles to Jennifer Hudson -- VIDEO

There’s a silver lining to yesterday’s whole Beyoncé lip-synching debacle: If Bey did, in fact, mouth the words to the national anthem at Monday’s inauguration, at least she’s in good company.

As Jennifer Lopez noted on The Daily Show last night, basically every major musician has relied on pre-recorded tracks at some point — even giants like The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston. (Not to mention lesser beings like Ashlee Simpson and Milli Vanilli.) So in honor of the earpiece-removal that scandalized a nation, let’s look back at some of music history’s most memorable lip-synching moments — both famous and infamous.

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Beyonce reportedly lip-syncs national anthem: Why we shouldn't care

Here’s a truth bomb that will rock you to your very core: Sometimes, at big, important events, singers don’t actually sing.

An artist may choose to mouth along to a pre-recorded track during a “live” performance for any number of reasons. Maybe the weather is bad; maybe she simply isn’t feeling well. Whatever the excuse, though, lip-synching is about as ubiquitous as the common cold — especially if the singer in question happens to be performing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Jennifer Hudson did it at Super Bowl XLIII in 2009. Whitney Houston also did it when delivering her definitive version of the anthem in 1991.

Which brings us to Beyoncé, who reportedly used a pre-recorded track when she sang the national anthem at yesterday’s presidential inauguration.  READ FULL STORY

Mariah Carey talks Nicki Minaj feud: 'I did hire more security' -- VIDEO

So, just how much do Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj actually despise each other? We won’t be able to judge that for ourselves until American Idol‘s 12th season premieres next week — but in the meantime, there’s Carey’s new interview with Barbara Walters, which touches on the Mariah/Nicki feud.

A brief recap of the conflict: Mariah Carey had a vision of love — and a vision of herself as American Idol‘s only female judge. So when Fox invited Nicki Minaj to serve on the show’s new judging panel as well, there was some immediate friction between the two musicians — although both Carey and Minaj rejected rumors of bad blood. (“How can you feud in two days?” Carey joked shortly after the judging panel was made official. “I think a feud takes a little longer [to build.”)

Then TMZ released a video of Nicki cursing out Mariah during an Idol audition in North Carolina. Walters discussed the explosive clip on The View, saying that Carey had told her things got even more heated once the cameras were off. Specifically: Minaj supposedly said, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that f—ing bitch.” Mariah responded by reportedly hiring extra security. President Obama and Stevie Nicks got involved. Nicki accused Walters of taking Mariah’s side “because I’m a little black girl that raps.” It was, in sort, a Class-A fustercluck.

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'The Voice': Who's your favorite going into the finale? POLL

The Voice is many things: an absorbing talent show, an extended high-end chair commercial, a crazy wig parade, NBC’s blessed ratings savior. That said, it hasn’t yet proven itself to be a reliable starmaker. Past Voice winners Javier Colon and Jermaine Paul have had limited success on the national stage, though Paul’s fortunes may change when his debut album drops later this week. Runners up like Dia Frampton and Chris Mann have had slightly more luck, but they’re still nowhere near the level of, say, Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood (let alone Jordin Sparks).

All that might change, though, when The Voice crowns its third winner tomorrow night. Every one of season 3’s finalists is talented; what’s more, each of the three has a specific niche that may make them more commercially viable than the R&B-singing Javier and Jermaine.

Terry McDermott of Team Blake is a Scottish classic rocker with a charming, lilting voice and a signature personal style (business in the front, party in the back). His teammate, Cassadee Pope, is an Avril Lavigne-esque pop rock singer who can also do a convincing country twang. And Team Cee Lo’s Nicholas David is a creature unlike any seen on reality TV before: a soft-spoken, deep-voiced ’70s funkster whose groove is as charmingly retro as his beard.

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