John Legend



Matt's Picks: February 28-March 3

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The Chicago Code (Monday, 9/8c, Fox)
As often happens in the best crime dramas, the bad guy often gets some of the meatiest material. And Ronin Gibbons, the Chicago Alderman played so deliciously by Delroy Lindo, is no ordinary adversary. We get a better sense of what makes him tick in this episode, when the powerful politician is confronted by an armed teenage robber, causing Gibbons to look back on his own upbringing, back before he became so cynical about the city's corrupt ways. In another storyline, a bomber blows up a city building and promises more mayhem, putting a ticking clock on Jarek and Caleb's efforts to track down the culprit. This situation is not unlike the dilemma on ABC's Castle an hour later (10/9c), in the conclusion of a tense two-parter that finds Beckett and Castle teaming up with a fed (Adrian Pasdar) to avert a terrorist calamity.... read more

Lady Antebellum Tops Grammy Awards

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum topped Sunday's Grammy Awards, taking home five trophies, including record of the year for their crossover hit "Need You Now."

See all the Grammys fashion hits and misses

The tune also won song of the year (a songwriter's award), country duo/group vocal, and country song. The group's album, Need You Now, was named best country album, but it lost album of the year to ...
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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Special Guests Rally for Sanity in D.C.

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's competing/companion March to Keep Fear Alive was refreshingly free of the usual liberal-vs.-conservative rhetoric and instead pointed a finger at a different adversary: the country's mass media.

"We live now in hard times, not end times," The Daily Show host told the crowd during his "keynote address" Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert to host dueling rallies in D.C.

Stewart said the rally was not "to suggest that times... read more

Springsteen, Jay-Z, Timberlake, Swift Sign On for Haiti Telethon

Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift

Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Bono and The Edge, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Jennifer Hudson, and Alicia Keys are among the heavy hitters participating in Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon.

Find out who else will be featured.

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Stream Live Performances from the Austin City Limits Fest

Dave Matthews

Can't make it to Texas for the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival? Don't stress; Hulu's got you covered.

The annual three-day festival, which kicks off Friday, is partnering with Hulu to bring the festival to concertgoers around the world. Throughout the festival, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 4, fans will be able to... read more

Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt Help Idol Give Back

Fox has announced that "Idol Gives Back," the fund-raiser that in its inaugural edition generated $76 million for charity, this season will be broadcast Wednesday, April 9, from 8 to 10 pm/ET.Promising an event "bigger and more ambitious than ever," Fox thus far has lined up Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Fergie, Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Annie Lennox, John Legend and Snoop Dogg to participate. Kelly Clarkson must be busy. — Matt Mitovich read more

Fergie Duets with a Legend at Grammy Awards

Fergie by Cliff Lipson/CBS

The list of 2008 Grammy Awards performers and presenters is getting longer by the day as the Feb. 10 event draws closer. Piling up in a star-studded harmony of names, the latest performances announced include the pairing of Fergie, who's nominated for Best Female Pop Vocalist Performance, with soul crooner John Legend. In a special segment, Josh Groban will be singing along with pop opera (popera, if you will) singer Andrea Bocelli, in their first joint performance ever. New presenters have also been announced, and include teen phenoms Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus, along with fresh adds Solange Knowles, George Lopez, Lyle Lovett and Ludacris. With all these additions to an already robust roster, the show should be seriously g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s, which attendees should be able to both embody and spell. — Anna DimondRelated: • Michael Jackson to Show His Face at the Grammys?• Winehouse Set to Go, Go, Go to the Grammys• Party Central: Wolfgang Puck Cooks Up a Grammy Ce... read more

At the 2007 Emmys: Part 1

(Not-so-) fresh off the plane, me with the famous "Hollywood" sign in the distance.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:21 am/ETAs you may have surmised by Ben Katner's byline on Friday's Today's News blog, I am en route to the Emmys in the Los Angeles of the California. Seat 23F, two nice nonsmelly ladies sitting next to me, waiting for the plane to pull away from the gate. Window seat. No dents in the wing — always a good sign in my book. The flight attendant is giving that spiel about, "If you are not headed to Los Angeles...," where I always expect (but never get) some poor sap rising and exclaiming, "Holy crap! Wait!"Ausiello is also in the air, but on a different plane. Flew out of LaGuardia (versus Newark), Mr. City Mouse did. Hey, fewer people climbing over me to get his autograph, right?If you haven't checked it out yet, you should really swing by's Emmy Watch site. A lot of hard work by a lot of fantastic people went into it. Right now, you can check out (the original Matt) Matt Roush's predictions as well as see who the readers think will w... read more

Casting Quickies: 24, 30 Rock and More!

Jamison Jones, who bosses around Peter Parker at the Bugle had a role in the 2003 crime drama Hollywood Homicide, has been cast on 24 in the recurring role of the head of President Wayne Palmer's Secret Service detail. Interestingly (I suppose), Jones played a deputy in a pair of 24's Season 2 episodes.... Peter Hermann is a fabulously coiffed MSNBC reporter whom Tina Fey's Liz falls for on the Jan. 18 episode of 30 Rock.... John Legend guests as himself on the Jan. 19 Las Vegas. read more

Music Video Musings from the Treadmill

Buttonz? Yodeling? Paul Wall? If I am at all current on the music kids are listening to these days — and my niece Phoenix will be the first to say I am not — it's only because my weekend routine finds me watching VH1 videos while doing cardio (and reading the latest periodicals, because I'm such the multi-tasker) at the local health club. Herewith are my thoughts on some of today's heavily-played "tracks," in no particular order other than how they pop into my mind:"About Us," Brooke Hogan (with the aforementioned Paul Wall)So, this is Hulk's daughter, eh? I read something somewhere about how she whipped herself into shape for this, partly via mad amounts of jump-roping, hence (I can only assume) the activity's inclusion in the vid. Mr. Wall's orthodontic issues aside, it's a catchy tune, though I must opine that Brooke and her posse get served in the video's dance-off at the end. I mean, did you see that one chick's crazy leg moves? It's like she has no femur."My Love," J... read more


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