Harry Connick Jr. quickly got the nickname “Harsh Harry” after joining the judging panel for the 13th season of American Idol for his brutally honest critiques and comments. However, the Grammy-winner also introduced many new musical terms and phrases that some viewers at home (and even other judges) were unfamiliar with. Now that Caleb Johnson has been declared the winner, we wanted to test him and some of the other Idol finalists and see if they can pass Harry’s Music School. Watch and test yourself below: READ FULL STORY
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In her three seasons as a judge on American Idol, Jennifer Lopez has had her fair share of comments — both for the show’s contestants and for the different men sitting beside her on the panel. But it seems that whenever J. Lo really enjoys a performance, her body is the first to know.
Luckily, she always lets the audience know about her nightly “goosies” — and we’ve put together a supercut of those moving moments:
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards promises to be “the biggest one you’ll ever see.”
For this Sunday’s live broadcast, host Conan O’Brien has assembled stars, spoofs, pyrotechnics galore, and death-defying stunts to wow the millennial audiences. As he joked to EW earlier, he realized quickly that his Goonies monologue wasn’t exactly going to cut it for the sophisticated kids.
Stunts seemed like a good quick fix. If only he was brave enough to actually go through with them.
The Stark kids from Game of Thrones have had to battle a lot in Westeros on the hit HBO series. But how would they fare up against some other famous TV and film kids?
Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who play the three siblings on the show, joined Today’s Orange Room for a game of Versus. In these hypothetical match-ups, the trio had to decide if their characters could beat the kids from The Hunger Games, The Simpsons and everyone’s favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter. Well, everyone, except Turner that is.
“Oh, Potter. Sorry, but they’re so stupid. Come on, Harry finds all the loopholes, but he’s not actually a good wizard,” Turner laughed.
You may be surprised by some of their answers. Let’s just say, good thing Hermione is always there to save the day. Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY
Aaron Paul is more than just breaking bad, he’s breaking speeding records. Paul, starring in car-themed flick Need for Speed hitting theaters March 14, went across the pond as a guest on BBC’s Top Gear on Sunday where he couldn’t contain his excitement after learning he beat the celebrity record for fastest time around the Top Gear track in the “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car” segment.
Paul earned a 1:44.7, beating the previous winning time of 1:45.1 held by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson.
Check out the Top Gear segment below to see Paul’s impressive driving skills and, of course, talk about Breaking Bad. READ FULL STORY
Andrew Rannells, Jonathan Groff, Laura Benanti, and more star in Russia's fake Broadway musical -- VIDEO
How does a community band together to protest Russia’s anti-gay legislation? A musical, of course.
Dozens of New York stage stars have produced a fake musical that finds Russia’s fictional Broadway community (“The Great Red Way,” as they say) staging a protest show in response to the Russian government stance on homosexual propaganda via theatrical performance. In the U.S., who better to satirize than a group of musical theater actors?
There’s a little something for everyone here: Jonathan Groff and Jeremy Jordan as two ill-fated Olympians, Laura Benanti and Stephanie J. Block as lesbian astronauts, Michael Cerveris as a soliloquizing Putin, and Michael Urie giving his best Chorus Line. Tons of Broadway performers and creatives lent their support to the hilarious fictional musical, directed by John Walton West and composed by Jason Michael Snow — the same guys who brought us last year’s Downton Abbey: The Musical.
But despite the comedy, there’s a real social message here, and the Broadway community (which has never shied away from using art as activism, à la the Prop 8 musical) is the perfect group to tackle the gravely important anti-gay issues that are at the forefront of the conversation as we enter the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Perhaps narrator Rannells (bringing the ushanka back) sums it up best: “If we can help bring joy, inspire, and call people on bullsh–, that’s a night of theater.”
Watch the clip below:
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Sarah Paulson is having a huge day. Just nominated for a SAG Award for her role in the ensemble of 12 Years a Slave, she’ll also see action on the small screen during tonight’s winter finale of American Horror Story: Coven.
Though Paulson remained cryptic about the episode, she did tease that, as her character Cordelia, “I get my sight back [and] I have two different eyes.” Perhaps she’ll finally use those eyes to see through her witch hunter husband Hank (Josh Hamilton). Promises Paulson, “You learn more about Hank and why [he's betrayed her].”
Stopping in to take EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test, Paulson admitted that she will be utterly starstruck if she ever meets Emma Thompson. Considering Thompson is a fellow nominee for her brilliant turn as as Mary Poppins scribe P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, Paulson better steady herself for a major A-list encounter come Jan. 18.
In the meanwhile, you can click through to learn some of the actress’s other totems, including ’80s sitcoms and the part for which she lied she’d auditioned. READ FULL STORY
While Universal Pictures figures out what to do with the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise in light of Paul Walker’s sudden death (it’s currently postponed indefinitely), they paid tribute to his character Brian O’Conner in a video montage set to P. Diddy’s “Coming Home” (ft. Skylar Grey).
Sourced from various Fast films, the montage is full of hugs, smiles, and even an oddly fitting toast from Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto. Take a look after the jump.
Sarah Jessica Parker shrieks over pointe shoes in New York City Ballet reality show -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Sarah Jessica Parker is not Carrie Bradshaw, but that doesn’t mean the lines don’t blur a little bit — especially when shoes are involved.
In a new reality show, city.ballet, premiering Nov. 4 on AOL, Parker takes audiences into the world of the New York City Ballet. The idea of a reality show about a well-respected institution like the New York City Ballet and its dancers might seem like a bit of an oxymoron, but through Parker’s guidance and the cooperation of the Ballet, city.ballet hopes to give an unparalleled look at the lives of professional dancers — right down to their blisters and bloody feet.
It’s not the poppy confection of Center Stage, the hellish nightmare of Black Swan, the surrealist fantasy of The Red Shoes, or a tawdry, exploitative reality show. It’s just real, and it proves that the lives of these dancers are difficult enough without manufactured drama of reality television (or the threat of black feathers sprouting through their backs).
Take a look at two exclusive clips from city.ballet below — one has ballet master in chief Peter Martins explaining the stakes, and the other shows Parker having a Carrie Bradshaw moment in a closet full of pointe shoes.
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Scandal‘s Abby Whelan keeps things pretty close to the vest, but Darby Stanchfield — the actress who plays the sassy Pope & Associates Gladiator — was more than happy to chat celebrity crushes and her quotable movies when she sat down to take EW’s Pop Culture Personality Test. Before spilling some gossip on where Abby and her on-again, off-again lover David (EW’s own embedded vlogger Joshua Malina), the flame-haired Alaska native talks roller skating, Rob Lowe, and Lebowski. Click through to see Stanchfield get giggly about The Dude and to find out more about Abby and David’s “sexy” future.
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