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The Music Of Nashville Episode 12: Love In An Elevator

The music of Nashville episode 12
This picture! Yesssss!!

This episode of Nashville had it all, didn’t it? By all, of course, I mean solid music, a wish (of mine) fulfilled in the form of hot elevator kissing between Rayna and Deacon (at last!), and my other wish, that of Avery getting the crap kicked out of him by Gunnar, also being fulfilled. Perfection! Read more…

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Justin Bieber Is Coming For Justin Timberlake’s Comedy Title With Saturday Night Live Gig

While Adam Levine left the musical duties–aside from putting his own stamp on “YOLO”–to Kendrick Lamar during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, 18-year-old Justin Bieber is handling both this weekend, joining the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, and his pal, Ludacris. It’s a chance to get a little racy, given the 11:30 p.m. showtime, and prove whether or not he has the multihyphenate gene in him à la some other Justin. Bring on the yellow raincoat sketch.

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The 8 Musical Moments Of 30 Rock We’ll Miss The Most

30 Rock's Musical Moments We'll Miss Most

Tonight, after seven weird and wonderful seasons, Liz Lemon’s world at 30 Rock comes to an end. Blergh. We’ve been brokenhearted for weeks–crying with one’s mouth doesn’t even begin to explain it–at the thought of saying goodbye to the kooky characters who have become our best friends, eternal crushes, and, in some cases, mortal enemies, as well as the lessons the show within a show has taught us should we ever become famous enough to hire two loquacious and opinionated entourage members.

But there have also been many musical moments that will be greatly missed as well. For Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski), every passing second is an opportunity to audition for someone more famous than Harvey Weinstein, while Lemon’s unique philosophies are always best delivered in song. For a reminder of the longstanding rap beefs of Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) and the stunning walk-off tributes for Kenneth Parcel (Jack McBrayer) check out our favorites.

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Hey, Saturday Night Live: Five Artists We’d Like To See As Musical Guests This Season

Justin Timberlake, NKOTB, Ed Sheeran & More SNL Suggestions

It’s so much more than a weirdly tropical Hump Day here in New York City. The funny minds over at Saturday Night Live are letting you–yes, you–make a case for the musical guest you think deserves a shot on the late-night program. No promise on whether they’ll listen, but #SNLMusic Suggestion Day, as you’ve always dreamed, is finally here.

So who should be next to get The Call from Lorne Michaels and his team? The Backstreet Boys, of course! At least that’s what they think:

20 years! Boy bands never really left though, so cue the legion of BSB diehards tweeting until their fingers turn blue:

While they present very logical arguments–and we fully support celebrating any anniversary with china–we have a few ideas of our own. Read more…

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Ke$ha’s Glittery, “Crazy Beautiful” Life Coming To Television This April

Ke$ha is taking her illustrated memoir, My Crazy Beautiful Life, to the small screen in a new docu-series from MTV. Like her book, the show follows the 25-year-old through professional and personal settings during the recording of her latest album (Warrior) and was shot over a two-year period by her brother, Lagan Sebert. “With this documentary series I’m revealing a more complete picture of what my life is really like.  It’s not all glamorous but it’s all real. I want you to come on a whirlwind journey with an all-access pass to My Crazy Beautiful Life,” Ke$ha told our friends. No word on whether or not her romp with a ghost was captured on camera.

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Drake Finally Gives Us The Degrassi Reunion We’ve Been Waiting For

Drake and Shane Kippel Degrassi Reunion

Degrassi fans who’ve longed for the day Jimmy Brooks would run home into the welcoming embrace of Gavin “Spinner” Mason, forgetting about the time he accidentally got him shot and ready to pick up where Downtown Sasquatch left off, have a lot to smile about this morning. While we’ve kept up with the rotating cast of Canadian actors who get themselves into more drama than the TGS cast seconds before showtime, Drake has in turn decided to go by his middle name, release a few hip-hop albums and slowly take over the world, one mystifying v-neck at a time. But we’ve often wondered: Does he miss his former castmates? Is there some sort of top-secret annual reunion that goes down, where Craig (Jake Epstein) debuts his new music and Darcy (Shenae Grimes) goes on and on about what it was like to meet Shannen Doherty?

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The Music Of Nashville, Episode 11: One Works Better Than Two

The Music Of Nashville

As I mentioned in my last recap of Nashville, the original music that we get to hear on the show is inversely proportional to the number of dramatic plot lines being juggled all at once, so for the past couple weeks, which have been full of rehab-filled exposition and set-up, we’ve hardly gotten any music. We have gotten some hopeful reconciliations between Jolene and Juliette, Deacon and Juliette, and Scarlett and everyone in Avery‘s band, though, which is nice. All of a sudden Juliette’s the mature one and Rayna is the horn-dog, flirting with Liam while also trying to make good with Deacon and Teddy and basically have it all, huh? Read more…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: No One Misses My So-Called Life As Much As Tegan & Sara

When a great television series is taken out to pasture, where can fans go to mourn together peacefully? Tumblr, for one, but what about the welcoming halls of VH1? We missed Best Week Ever so much we brought it back!

Tegan & Sara were gracious enough to stop by VH1 HQ to chat about their upcoming album Heartthrob–a 2013 release we can’t wait to hear–as well as the ’90s television shows they miss the most, and the vintage fashions they otherwise regret. The music video for lead single “Closer” has a distinct ’90s feel, and the band has previously said it was inspired by one of their favorite shows: the criminally short-lived but eternally beloved, My So-Called Life. Because we’re television junkies around these parts, too, we couldn’t help but ask them to elaborate on their early fascination with Angela, Rickie and Rayanne.

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Lance Armstrong Isn’t The Only Lance With A Confession To Make

Lance Bass Makes Frosted Tips Confession

In the spirit of sharing, Lance Bass went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to reveal a very painful, personal secret from his past–something his fellow *NSync members didn’t even know. Having previously cleared up any questions about his sexuality and expressed a strong desire to fly to the moon, who knows what he’s been harboring long after the marionette strings were locked away for a rainy day.

“For many years, throughout the ’90s, I frosted my tips,” Bass bravely confessed during Thursday’s late-night show, following Lance Armstrong‘s teary one-on-one with Oprah Winfrey.  What and huh? This is the kind of intelligence that downright shocks those of us passionate TRL voters who truly believed he was born with a beautiful, naturally sun-kissed head.

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The Music Of Nashville: It’s Official, I’ve Changed My Mind

The Music Of Nashville Change Your Mind

Here’s the thing about Nashville: the quality (and/or quantity) of good, solid music performed on the show is inversely proportional to the soapy story lines each episode features. Last night was all drama, devoted to Juliette and Sean’s whirlwind wedding, Juliette’s beef with not just Sean’s caricature of holier-than-thou Southern parents but also with her own mom, Rayna’s father’s attempts to blackmail her by revealing her older daughter’s REAL father’s identity, and Scarlett and Avery’s simultaneous makeup-breakup sex on the couch. So what I’m saying is that when all I get from this show is a couple of songs where Scarlett and her lower lip warble out a couple of twee notes, I’m not thrilled. Read more…