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Fred Armisen to lead band on 'Late Night' with Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers and the 8G band, led by

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When Seth Meyers takes over NBC's "Late Night" on Feb. 24 he'll have one of his old "Saturday Night Live" cohorts alongside him.

Fred Armisen, who stars in the sketch show "Portlandia," which returns for its fourth season on Feb. 27 on IFC, will join the show to lead its band, Meyers revealed today in a tweet. The group's name is the 8G Band with Fred Armisen.

And no, that doesn't mean...

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DVD & Blu-ray highlights: 'All is Lost,' 'The Jungle Book'

Robert Redford stars in "All is Lost."

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'All is Lost'

Nautical survival films are plentiful and popular, from "The Perfect Storm" and "Cast Away" to the more recent "Captain Phillips," "Life of Pi" and "Kon-Tiki." "All is Lost," starring Robert Redford all by his lonesome, is perhaps the bravest endeavor of this genre. Playing "Our Man," Redford is alone on a yacht in the Indian Ocean with a boat that's falling apart. This is a...

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Q&A with Sarah Jarosz, a folk, country, bluegrass prodigy all grown up

Sarah Jarosz

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Sarah Jarosz accomplished more by the time she started college than many musicians do in a lifetime.

At the age of 12, she was a renowned mandolin player who performed onstage with bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs.

By 16, she had a record deal. A few years later, she learned about her first Grammy nomination in her freshman dorm.

Jarosz is now 22 and recently released her third album,...

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Victoria Beckham works out in NYC the day after her fashion show

Victoria Beckham (Getty Images/Leon Neal)

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No rest for the weary!

Less than 24 hours after staging her fall 2014 fashion show in New York, Victoria Beckham hit up Barry's Bootcamp for a morning sweat session.

The on-the-go mama of four was "very unassuming" upon arriving bright and early for the 8:20 a.m. class Monday in Chelsea, an onlooker told us.

"She expected no special treatment at all and waited outside...

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Colin Farrell talks love and romance

Colin Farrell (Getty Images/Kevin Winter)

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Colin Farrell believes in love -- but he's not so sure about Valentine's Day.

"We possibly underrate the importance of [love], how its prevalence in a single person's life and the life of a shared community can make incredible changes and promote the idea of peace and harmony within a society or within a person's individual existence," Farrell told reporters at a recent news conference at...

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Leonardo DiCaprio combats winter weather in New York

Leonardo DiCaprio (Getty Images/Alberto E. Rodriguez)

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Even Leonardo DiCaprio needs some help facing New York's freezing winter temperatures.

The Hollywood heavy hitter recently popped into L'Occitane on Bleecker Street to pick up a few cold-weather skin care essentials: shea butter lip balm and a hydrating face cream.

According to a witness, DiCaprio was in the West Village with a group of guy pals, who stayed outside while DiCaprio shopped....

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Shia LaBeouf walks out of news conference, wears paper bag on head

Shia LaBeouf (Getty Images/Clemens Bilan)

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Shia LaBeouf has apparently had enough of fame -- and the media.

The increasingly unpredictable actor wore a paper bag over his head to the Berlin premiere of his flick "Nymphomaniac" on Sunday, and also walked out of a related news conference after answering only one question.

The brown paper bag read "I am not famous anymore" -- a phrase the 27-year-old actor has been repeating on...

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Henry Winkler helps bring laughs, compassion to dyslexic readers

Henry Winkler will be presenting his new book

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Henry Winkler, forever beloved for his TV role as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli in "Happy Days," has built an expansive second career as a best-selling author of more than 20 children's books.

That's especially impressive when you learn that Winkler is dyslexic. Writing from experience, his popular children's book character Hank Zipzer is also dyslexic.

Winkler, co-writer Lin Oliver and...

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Skrillex tours Brooklyn with 5 shows this week

DJ Skrillex will be hitting 5 venues in

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One of the defining traits of a great DJ is the ability to read the room, to know what songs to avoid playing and what songs will fill the dance floor. On February 10, American dubstep mastermind Skrillex will kick off a week of shows at different venues in Brooklyn. Dubbed the “Takeover,” he’ll be spinning for different crowds on five straight nights. That will mean mixing up his sets to appeal...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this week

I Heart Ice Sculpture at Brookfield Place

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Hot and Cool Valentine’s Day at Brookfield PlaceLove is in the air this week with Valentine’s Day approaching, so grab your paramour and head on down to Brookfield Place Feb. 13-14, 2014  for a “Hot and Cool Valentine’s Day,” complete with FREE concert and an ice sculpture wonderland. Stroll through the I Heart Ice Sculpture wonderland of Valentine’s Day-themed ice carvings — you can view a...

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