Elvis Costello

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  • Birth Name: Declan Patrick MacManus
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/25/1954, Virgo
  • Profession: Rock singer; actor
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The Weekend Playlist: Foyle's Cold War, A Second Look at Orphan Black

One war makes way for another as the incredibly durable Foyle's War, in its seventh Masterpiece Mystery! season on PBS, transitions from post-World War II intrigues to the ethically murky spy games of a burgeoning Cold War. "I haven't got the requisite capacity for deceit," grumbles former police DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen, radiating crisp intelligence and decency), who once again is denied his dreams of retirement when MI5 spooks reel him in, fresh off the boat from America.

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Elton John Cancels Tour Dates to Undergo Surgery

Elton John has been forced to postpone a number of shows on his tour so he can undergo surgery for an appendix abscess, People reports.

John, 66, will undergo surgery in the coming weeks, after a course of antibiotic treatment. Until then...read more

The Music of Nashville: An Essential Playlist

The official soundtrack for ABC's Nashville was released this week, and in case you haven't been keeping up with the series, we've put together a playlist to help you catch up before it returns in January.

"The music is as much a part of the narrative as the dialogue," according to creator Callie Khouri, whose husband, renowned producer T-Bone Burnett, is the series' musical director. (Check out ABC's accompanying On the Record web series for additional insights into the music from the actors and producers.)

And not to worry — though Nashville takes place in the titular country music capital of the world, its songs have mass appeal, even for...read more

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I Love Your Work

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Mayor of the Sunset Strip
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Unrated)

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The Colbert Report 12/10/2012
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The Colbert Report 11/4/2010
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Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
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Do You Know What It Means

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Credits

Year Title Description
2011 MusiCares Person of the Year TV Show Series, Performer
2010 Hard Rock Calling 2010 TV Show Series, Performer
2008 Spectacle TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2008 A Colbert Christmas TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 Spectacle TV Show Series, Host

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News

You Don’t Have to Like Country Music to Like ABC’s Nashville, Y’all!

Nashville has long been known as the unofficial capital of country music, but ABC's new series of the same name is about much more than just singing about heartbreak and cheating spouses.

"There's music, there's drama, there's the family story," executive producer R.J. Cutler told reporters Friday at ABC's Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "You're in the music business world. You're in the political world, but.... read more

Sesame Street To Return with a Host of Celebrity Guests, Spoofs

Sesame Street's upcoming 42nd season promises a gaggle of celebrity guests who'll frolic with children and puppets — as well as some skits based on pop-culture references.

Speaking of those, Glee (in a skit called "G"), Deadliest Catch ("The Heaviest Catch"), the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark ("SpiderMonster the Musical") and cooking competitions...
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Paul McCartney Rocks the White House

As a Beatle, Paul McCartney famously performed everywhere from Shea Stadium in New York to a rooftop in London. But it's as the recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song that Sir Paul finally headlines the White House, playing his hits for President Obama and the First Family on In Performance at the White House (tonight, 8/7c, PBS). "Paul fills arenas and stadiums, so to transfer that electricity to the intimate setting of the East Room was a challenge," says executive producer Peter Kaminsky... read more

Who Should Replace Simon Cowell on American Idol?

Simon Cowell will leave a huge hole on the American Idol judging panel when he leaves at the end of Season 9. Who could possibly replace him?

Simon Cowell leaving Idol, launching X-Factor

Fox isn't saying just yet. "We're not going to speculate about that," Fox chairman Peter Rice said. "I think the reason we're making the announcement in January is that we want to give ourselves time. We want to allow people to come forward. We were frankly surprised at the enthusiasm when we replaced Paula. ... I think we have to take our time on that and make sure that the chemistry between the judges is as good as it can be."

They might not be speculating, but we are. Our suggestions are after the jump... read more

TVGuide.com's Top TV Moments

With little new TV this week, we built a nice fire, poured some egg nog, and took a seat across from our uncle Todd. Then he started talking about his job. We faked a yawn, went upstairs to watch TV, and pounded out our last Top Moments of 2007. Happy New Year! read more

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