Legendary Folk Guitarist Doc Watson Dies At 89

5/30/2012 12:12am EDT
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Grammy Award winning Folk legend Doc Watson passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday.

The blind singer and guitarist passed away at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after complications from injuries sustained in a fall at his home in the state's Blue Ridge Mountains last week.

Watson was taken to a medical center near his Deep Gap, NC, home last Monday and then airlifted Wake Forest's intensive care unit on Thursday, where underwent surgery on his colon.

Despite being in critical condition for days and showing signs of improvement late last week, Wa...
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Jude Law In Talks To Play Douglas Fairbanks In Biopic

5/29/2012 11:03pm EDT
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Jude Law is reportedly in talks to portray Douglas Fairbanks in a new Mary Pickford biopic.

Broadway star Lily Rabe will portray movie icon Pickford in the film, produced by Jennifer DeLia and Al Pacino's daughter Julie.

Fairbanks was one of Pickford's three husbands. Together, they formed United Artists studios with Charlie Chaplin and filmmaker D.W. Griffiths.
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Bob Dylan Honored With Medal Of Freedom

5/29/2012 11:02pm EDT
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Bob Dylan was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday.

The folk music icon was among the recipients of this year's Medal of Freedom - the highest civilian honor handed out by the U.S. leader.

Wearing dark glasses and sporting a pencil-thin moustache, Dylan sat stoically as Obama paid tribute to him, and refused to acknowledge the President's jokes.

Obama said, "Today everybody from Bruce Springsteen to U2 owes Bob their gratitude. There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music. All these years later, he is still chasing that sound, still searching fo...
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No Doubt Given Go-Ahead With Lawsuit Against Video Game Maker Activision

5/29/2012 11:01pm EDT
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A Los Angeles judge has given No Doubt the green light to take its breach of contract lawsuit to trial.

In 2009, the "Don't Speak" hitmakers accused Activision Publishing Inc. bosses of misleading them during negotiations to be included in video game Band Hero, claiming they were never told players could unlock avatars of the group and play music from other artists, which made them appear like a "virtual karaoke circus act".

Activision chiefs subsequently moved to dismiss several charges from the case, including fraud, breach of contract and violation of publicity rights, but on Tuesday S...
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Amy Winehouse's 'Rehab' Robe To Be Auctioned

5/29/2012 10:09pm EDT
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The outfit Amy Winehouse wore in her "Rehab" video is to be auctioned off in Beverly Hills next month.

The late singer's personally owned Princesse Tam & Tim robe is expected to fetch up to $17,000 at Profiles in History's Music & Sports Icons sale.

Other highlights include antique furnishings from the home of Meat Loaf, Keith Richards' ripped 'Hell' T-shirt from the Rolling Stones' 1981 American Tour, jewelry from Elvis Presley's collection, a used David Bowie guitar, items from Lady Gaga's personal wardrobe, including a stage-worn vest designed by Vera Thordardottir, and John Lennon and...
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Shirley Manson Halts Garbage Concert To Reprimand Fan

5/29/2012 10:05pm EDT
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Garbage star Shirley Manson halted a show in New Jersey on Saturday night to reprimand a man she saw hit a woman in the audience.

The flame-haired Scot was in the middle of the tune "Stupid Girl" at the Phoenix Concert theater when the incident went down.

Manson urged her bandmates to stop playing and yelled, "Get the f--- off her right now... Dude, never hit a f---ing woman. What the f--- is wrong with you, man?"

She then asked the fan to leave the venue, stating, "You've got top leave man, You can't f---ing fight, man... It's the rules, man."

Manson then calmed the crowd down by intro...
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Room 205 Presents: Blouse - 'They Always Fly Away'

5/29/2012 10:02pm EDT
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Incase is proud to welcome Blouse to Room 205. In this episode, director Paul Stec and audio engineer J. Clark guide us on a woozy shoegaze through the gauzy, interstitial dreamworld of Blouse.

Blouse started in the summer of 2010 after Los Angeles native Charlie Hilton met Patrick Adams in art school. Based out of a warehouse in Portland, OR, they began spending nights recording with Jacob Portrait (also of UMO). After posting two demo tracks to Bandcamp, the group released the 7" single "Into Black" on Captured Tracks in March 2011, soon followed by "Shadow" on Sub Pop. Their se...
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Chazz Palminteri Launches Website For Wannabe Writers

5/29/2012 9:52pm EDT
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A Bronx Tale star Chazz Palminteri has created a website to help wannabe screenwriters and playwrights.

The actor, who also runs a writer's retreat with New York's Manhattan Film Institute, set up AskChazz.com earlier this month.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com, "People can ask me questions about how to get into the business or anything to do with the business; I answer them and a lot of people can get information from answering that one question."

And busy Palminteri is also hoping to show off his writing skills again in New York next year.

He adds, "I wrote a new play called Human that was...
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Diggy Simmons Collaborating With Rihanna & Arctic Monkeys? (Video)

5/29/2012 8:08pm EDT
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After the release of his debut album "Unexpected Arrival" earlier this year, Diggy Simmons is setting his sights on collaborations with two insane artists on two completlely different spectrums.

Diggy's worked on singles with both Jeremih and Jadakiss and now tells us exclusively he would love to work with the Arctic Monkeys and Rihanna. Mini Run DMC collab with an English, indie-rock-band while Rihana does the hook? We can see it!

Watch our full interview with Diggy below!
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'Chernobyl Diaries' Shot Inside Nazi Bunkers

5/29/2012 5:15pm EDT
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Parts of new horror movie Chernobyl Diaries were shot in underground tunnels used as Nazi headquarters in World War Two, according to producer Oren Peli.

Unable to film in the real Pripyat due to still-present nuclear dust from the Chernobyl disaster, Peli and his crew had to find alternatives and opted for an abandoned Soviet Air Force Base and tunnels under Belgrade, Serbia.

Peli tells WENN, "There were bunkers where they had the Nazi headquarters and that place was very, very creepy. It was very narrow and wasn't built with safety lights, so, at one point or another, we bumped our he...
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