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Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, And Others Are Playing A Brett Kavanaugh Protest Concert At The Supreme Court

Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, And Others Are Playing A Brett Kavanaugh Protest Concert At The Supreme Court

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Getty Image To put it lightly, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is something that people have had passionate reactions to in recent weeks. The responses have been as varied as parodies on Saturday Night Live to tearful sexual assault survivors confronting Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), whose vote seems to have decided that Kavanaugh will be confirmed. Now the music world is letting its voice be heard via a protest concert that will take place outside of the Supreme Court. The event, dubbed “Bravery Is Contagious,” is going down on Thursday at 7 p.m. in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, both of whom are alleged victims of Kavanaugh. The lineup for the show is impressive, as R.E.M. leader Michael Stipe, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys, Amanda P...
The Best Beatles Songs

The Best Beatles Songs

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List of best songs ever recorded by The Beatles, the iconic British rock band joining John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Between the years 1960 and 1970, the band recorded 12 studio albums and a few other scattered songs and recordings, across a diverse range of styles. The albums have all proved massively influential, particularly the band's later experiments with psychedelia, world music and conceptual long-form albums. Each member of the so-called Fab Four found later success as a solo artist (with McCartney and Starr continuing to record albums and sell out concerts to the present day), and their combined efforts are consistently ranked among the greatest rock music of all time.Childhood friends McCartney and Lennon originally formed a band in the late '50...
A Study Says About Half Of ‘The Last Jedi’ Haters Online Were Actually Russian Trolls

A Study Says About Half Of ‘The Last Jedi’ Haters Online Were Actually Russian Trolls

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Lucasfilm Last winter, a little movie called Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi ran into a bit of a pickle en route to grossing $1.3 billion globally: Some Star Wars heads did not care for it — no siree, Bob. And these jilted fans made their vitriol well known online. At the time, it seemed like there really weren’t that many haters, that they were just louder than the people who enjoyed, even loved the series’ eighth “episode.” So guess what? About half of those naysayers were Russian trolls, as it turns out. The Hollywood Reporter highlighted a new academic paper by researcher Morten Bay. Entitled Weaponizing the Haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation, the paper — which you can read in full here — argues that the “
The Best Classic Country Songs

The Best Classic Country Songs

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Country music is one of the most popular genres of music in the United States, and old country songs are appreciated by fans of all ages. No list of the top country songs of all time would be complete without the classic country music of legendary artists like Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline. Sometimes called country western, or country and western music, classic country songs are steeped in Americana and tell the story of ordinary, loving, hard working, often hard drinking, and sometimes long-suffering people, just like many of us. Sometimes the best country songs are deceptively simple sounding in their portraits of American life, but that's what makes classic country so endearing - and so relatable. Out of all the classic country western singers, Johnny Cash had some of the biggest ...
Twitter Reacted To The News That Brett Kavanaugh Once Got Into A Bar Fight After A UB40 Concert

Twitter Reacted To The News That Brett Kavanaugh Once Got Into A Bar Fight After A UB40 Concert

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Getty Image Yes, Brett Kavanaugh was questioned by police in a bar fight, as per the New York Times. Yes, that suggests he underplayed his drinking habits during last Thursday’s hearing regarding his Supreme Court nomination. And yes, now he really, really shouldn’t be on the Supreme Court, yada yada yada. But some articles covering this story are burying the real lede: Kavanaugh allegedly a) got into a fight after attending a UB40 concert and b) got into that fight because someone mistook him for the lead singer of UB40. This incident, which occurred in 1985 when the judge was a freshman at Yale, was brought to light by one Chad Ludington, a fellow classmate. After seeing the British reggae band — who were then riding high on their No. 1 hit cover of Neil Diamond’s “Red Red Wine,
The Best Female Vocalists Ever

The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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List of the best female singers of all time, ranked by music fans and casual critics like you. Who are the greatest female vocalists ever? This list includes all the famous female singers from Aretha Franklin to Stevie Nicks to Christina Perri – those great women in music who have topped the charts for decades. Both solo singers and famous frontwomen in bands are among those on this list, as it is their voices to focus on here, not just their careers.Vote: The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to TodayThis list of the top female singers are both living, like Adele and Madonna, and long gone, like Nico and Amy Winehouse, though their albums and singles continue to sell to loyal and new audiences. Vote up those great female voices you think should be at the top of the list, and vote dow
CBS Attempts To Break Out Of Its Familiar Sitcom Formula With ‘The Neighborhood’ And ‘Happy Together’

CBS Attempts To Break Out Of Its Familiar Sitcom Formula With ‘The Neighborhood’ And ‘Happy Together’

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CBS Even the most casual television viewers likely have a distinct image in their head when they hear the phrase “CBS sitcom.” These sitcoms (The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Man With A Plan, to name a few) are generally white- and male-led, and hinged on a broad hook (nerds with crushes, a father with kids) and even broader humor. They’re not meant to challenge viewers, but to entertain them on a purely basic, forgettable level. There are some exceptions, such as Mom (co-starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney) or the recently-canceled Superior Donuts (which co-starred Jermaine Fowler — the first black sitcom lead on a CBS sitcom in almost 20 years). Tonight, CBS adds two new comedies to its roster: The Neighborhood and Happy Together, and both are indicative of t
Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock HallThis list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, ...
Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly Finally Reunite In The ‘Holmes & Watson’ Trailer

Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly Finally Reunite In The ‘Holmes & Watson’ Trailer

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly keep threatening to make a sequel to 2009’s Step Brothers, their second and superior joint outing. Instead, this holiday season we’re getting Holmes & Watson, a parody of a property that is already a “serious” franchise. Still, when was the last time we got a Sherlock Holmes entry, with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law? You snooze you lose, Downey and Law, even if you are officially working on a third entry that will be out in 2020. Till then, there’s the Holmes & Watson trailer, which paints the pair not as a brainiac and his “only” really, really smart assistant — that’s Ferrell and Reilly, respectively — as a pair of boobs who’ve been inexplicably revered as top shelf sleuths. But perhaps the best joke? The support
The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

The Best Cartoon Characters of the 90s

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The 1990s was a time when all types of cartoons were introduced to the general public and thrived within the the realm of pop culture. 90s cartoon characters are some of the most beloved of all time and certainly some of the most iconic. Characters range from more mature characters like Homer Simpson to Beavis and Butthead to classic children's cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Blue, Rocko, and Doug Funnie.During the '90s, mature cartoons started to become popular with many teens and young adults. Mike Judge was at the forefront of this movement creating the aforementioned Beavis and Butthead TV show along with King of the Hill, whose main character Hank Hill can be seen on this list. These famous cartoons are the forefathers to characters like Peter Griffin, Stan Smith and...