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Sugarland's Kristian Bush embarks on solo path with ease

Sugarland member Kristian Bush performs on ABC's "Good

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Kristian Bush hit the stage at City Winery on May 30 and said he was going to play "an hour-and-a-half of music you've never heard of."

He was fibbing, and telling the truth, all at the same time.

Jennifer Nettles’ Sugarland tag-team partner doesn’t have the benefit of trading lead vocals with the likes of Jon Bon Jovi and Beyonce during Sugarland’s ascent, leaving him in a much more...

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Brian Williams 'raps' 'Baby Got Back' on 'The Tonight Show'

Brian Williams "raps" Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back"

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Brian Williams has almost enough hits for an album.

The NBC Nightly News anchor was back on "The Tonight Show" Monday, in yet another rap supercut by ultimate prankster Jimmy Fallon.

If the newsman's "Rapper's Delight" was good and his "Gin & Juice" was better, then this take on Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" certainly tops them all -- thanks to some perfectly-cast guest appearances...

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Michael Keaton in 'Birdman': First trailer

"Birdman" is a black comedy the tells the

Is it a superhero film, a surrealist comedy or one of those Hollywood satires about Hollywood? The answer may be all three.

According to a Fox synopsis from about a year ago, "Birdman" is a "black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his...

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New trailer for Dinesh D'Souza's 'America'

Scenes from 'America,' author-turned-filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's documentary targeting

On the heels of his Barack Obama takedown "2016: Obama's America," author-turned-filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza is targeting Hillary Clinton in a new documentary titled simply "America."

In at least one scene, the actress Jennifer Pearson will portray Clinton in a re-enactment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, based on D'Souza's hopefully titled book "America: Imagine a World...

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'The Fault in Our Stars' writer returns to Long Island

Actors Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley in "The

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Michael H. Weber, one of the screenwriters of the new teen romance "The Fault in Our Stars," will be returning to Long Island this weekend, says a teacher at Great Neck North High School. His appearance will be in conjunction with American Cancer Society's Relay for Life to be held Saturday at the high school football field. Based on the best-selling novel by John Green, the film stars Shailene...

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Great Neck drama 'Affluenza' revealed in new trailer

A scene from "Affluenza."

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A new version of "The Great Gatsby" is coming to theaters soon, but this one isn't set in the fictional Long Island town of West Egg.

It's about wealthy teenagers living in Great Neck, the very real town that helped inspire F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel. The film's director, Kevin Asch ("Holy Rollers") was raised there.

In "Affluenza," Ben Rosenfield (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire") plays...

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Country newcomers bring Sundy Best to NYC

Sundy Best plays at the Mercury Lounge in

Kris Bentley stood backstage at the Mercury Lounge on May 15 and compared his New York City show debut to “being thrown to the wolves.”

The comment was not an accusation toward the gathering crowd -- merely an audible twinge of nerves. Ironically, what he said just after confirmed he had nothing to worry about. He and his Sundy Best partner-in-crime, Nick Jamerson, just wanted to meet “different...

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Will Ferrell, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith drum-off

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, left,

Oh, Jimmy Fallon, you did it again. This time with twin Lucite drum sets. And Will Ferrell. And Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who many would argue is Ferrell's separated-at-birth brother. What could possibly be better?

The pair, donning identical outfits, which included weathered Kiss t-shirts and backward caps, trash talked a bit before Ferrell started off the "traditional drum-off"...

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Tom Hardy to star in Kathryn Bigelow's 'The True American'

Actor Tom Hardy, in an undated photo, has

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Kathryn Bigelow, the filmmaker behind "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," will team up with actor Tom Hardy for her next politically-charged project, "The True American."

The film is based on Anand Giridharadas' nonfiction book, subtitled "Murder & Mercy in Texas," about Mark Stroman, who killed two men and injured a third at a Dallas convenience store in late 2001. Stroman claimed...

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Justin Bieber accused in attempted robbery, reports say

Justin Bieber watches the Los Angeles Clippers play

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Justin Bieber may have been involved in an attempted robbery in the L.A. area, according to reports sourcing the Los Angeles Police Department.

USA Today and other outlets are reporting the pop star, 20, has been accused in an incident reported to cops Monday night. Bieber had not been questioned or arrested as of late Tuesday, an LAPD officer tells USA Today.

Police say it is unclear...

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