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The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time

March 25th, 2014 10:00am EDT
The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time
All girls look to the guys in boy bands to help them get through their awkward preteen years. These handsome guys always tell you they love you, that you're smart, beautiful, and the only one for them. Their signatures in magazines are always dotted with hearts, they always look as if they can look off the page into your soul. Is it any wonder that boy bands continue to be popular with young girls?

(BTW: Boy bands aren't just popular with young girls. Women continue to stay faithful to their bands as they grow older, hence the popularity of the recent "NKOTBSB" tour featuring 90's sensatio...
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Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor' Review: Uninteresting And Too Long Are A Few Words To Describe

October 29th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Words are hard. They’re hard to come up with to start this review off. Halfway through listening to the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, I found myself wishing I hadn’t set out to do a review on it. It’s not as if I needed to, I just like to keep busy and keep up with new music. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what to say, how to sum up how I feel about the album overall. I’ve thrown out a few tweets about it, but even 140 characters is hard to limit myself. This is a super self-indulgent, bloated, boring, pointless, wandering album. I could probably go grab a thesaurus and fin...
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Davy Jones' Wife Filed For Divorce In 2011

March 14th, 2012 8:30pm EDT
Davy Jones
The Monkees star Davy Jones and his wife Jessica Pacheco were working to save their marriage in the months leading up to the singer's death after she filed for divorce last summer.

The couple wed in August, 2009, and the relationship appeared to be going strong, but newly-unearthed court documents reveal the singer's third marriage had hit a rough patch, and former Telemundo soap star Pacheco had filed for divorce in Florida on July 28.

According to the National Enquirer, which obtained a copy of the legal papers, the pair was ultimately able to patch up the relationship and Pacheco withd...
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Farewell To A Teen Idol - Remembering The Monkees' Davy Jones

March 11th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Davy Jones
Beloved by millions, former teen idol Davy Jones died suddenly at the age of 66. This week's issue of PEOPLE looks back at the lead singer of The Monkees – a British pop star who made teenage girls swoon, entertained fans until the end, and whose fame changed music forever.

Performing at an Oklahoma casino on Feb. 17, Jones bounced across the stage, belting out the songs he helped make famous in the late 1960s as a member of the "Prefab Four," the Monkees. "He looked great and said he felt great too," recalls his sax player Aviva Maloney. "It was hilarious watching the lighting people t...
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Davy Jones Buried In Private Funeral

March 8th, 2012 9:08am EST
Davy Jones
The Monkees star Davy Jones was laid to rest in Florida on Wednesday. Only immediate family members were invited to the private service.

Jones' remains were cremated and his ashes will be returned to his native Manchester, England, where a public memorial will be held next week.

The "Daydream Believer" singer died after suffering a heart attack while tending to his horses at his ranch in Florida last week. He was 66.

Jones' The Monkees bandmates stayed away from the private funeral out of respect for the singer's wife and children.
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Surviving Monkees Won't Attend Davy Jones' Funeral In Order To Avoid A Media Circus

March 5th, 2012 9:30pm EST
Davy Jones
Davy Jones' The Monkees bandmates are planning to stay away from the late singer's funeral in Florida so their frontman can avoid a send-off that becomes a media circus.

Jones' wife and children are hoping to stage a quiet funeral and bandmate Micky Dolenz tells Billboard.com that he'll not attend in a bid to respect the family's wishes.

He says, "My understanding is they want to avoid a media circus and... the family wants to keep it very, very low-key and very, very private.

"You can imagine as soon as one or two or any of us were to show up, it would very quickly be degraded into some...
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Surviving Monkees Pay Tribute To Late Davy Jones

February 29th, 2012 6:19pm EST
Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones
Davy Jones' The Monkees bandmate Micky Dolenz had an eerie premonition that Wednesday would be a terrible day after suffering bad dreams "all night long."

The group's British-born frontman died early on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 66, and a heartbroken Dolenz reveals he had a feeling something was wrong hours before he learned of Jones' passing.

In a statement, the singer/drummer says, "Can't believe it... Still in shock... had bad dreams all night long.

"My love and prayers go out to Davy's girls and family right now."

Bassist Peter Tork has also issu...
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Seinfeld's "Uncle Leo" Len Lesser Dies at 88

February 16th, 2011 9:34pm EST
Len Lesser, best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's beloved Uncle Leo on Seinfeld, has died. He was 88.

The veteran character actor died on Wednesday from pneumonia related to cancer. He was surrounded by friends and family in his Burbank, Calif., home at the time of his passing.

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The Monkees Plan Reunion Tour For 2011?

October 7th, 2010 11:32am EDT
Davy Jones
Singer Davy Jones has announced plans to reform The Monkees, just a year after ruling out a reunion with his band mates.

The I'm a Believer hit-makers, who found fame in the 1960s, last performed together in 1997 but, in an interview last year, Jones claimed a Monkees show would never happen again. He said, "It's not a case of dollars and cents. It's a case of satisfying yourself. I don't have anything to prove. The Monkees proved it for me."

However, the singer appears to have had a change of heart - the group is eyeing a string of concerts in 2011. Jones says, "We're talking about do...
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Klaatu Barada Nikto: A History

November 17th, 2008 9:49am EST
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The fall of 1951 gave world a number of things: the first oral contraceptive, the first episode of "I Love Lucy" and Bobby Thomson hit the "shot heard round the world" winning the National League pennant for the New York Giants. These are things that resonate with a countless amount of people, but mean nothing to the legions of the world's nerds. To science fiction geeks, September 1951 gave the world one thing: Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still.

In the film, the inhabitants of Earth face a dire choice. Throw down their weapons and live in peace, or have the entire planet des...
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Blink 182, Sweet And The Monkees Offer Downloadable 'Rock Band' Content

January 15th, 2008 4:58pm EST
Rock Band
Fulfilling the commitment to fans to offer new downloadable content every week, Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that "All the Small Things" by Blink 182, "Action" as made famous by Sweet and "Last Train to Clarksville" as made famous by The Monkees are the latest slate of downloadable Rock Band tracks available for the week of January 15, 2008.

In addition to the 58 songs that come packaged with Rock Band, Harmonix and MTV have been offering a robust calendar of new downloadable content including packs, full albums and individual tracks to satiate the desire for constantly refr...
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