Behind the Music

1997, TV Show


How I Met Your Mother: Robin Sparkles Is Back! And It's the "Craziest" One Yet!

Cobie Smulders

Put away your jelly bracelets and your cool graffiti coats. It's time to break out your eyeliner and plaid shirts. Robin Sparkles is back on Monday's How I Met Your Mother — but she looks very different.

"It may be the craziest Robin Sparkles yet," executive producer Craig Thomas told reporters on a conference call. "We see a totally new part of Robin Sparkles' career in this."

Check out HIMYM's "Girls Versus Suits" and other memorable TV musical episodes

How new? Gone is the perky, denim-loving, blonde Canadian pop princess, and in her ...
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Fantasia on Overdose: "You Can't Accidentally Take a Whole Bottle of Pills"

Fantasia Barrino says her recent overdose on aspirin and a sleep aid was not an accident.

"I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out," Barrino told VH1's Behind the Music. "At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with — all of it, all of that [expletive]."

The American Idol winner was hospitalized two weeks ago in what police classified as a suicide attempt.

Fantasia Barrino hospitalized after drug overdose; "heartbroken" over affair allegations

"I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle," Barrino said. "I wanted to go to sleep and just be at ...
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July Fourth Weekend TV Marathon Roundup

Mad Men, Desperate Housewives

Too hot outside? If you'd rather spend July Fourth on a couch, there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our marathon roundup for the holiday weekend:

(All times are ET/PT and subject to change)

Monday, July 5
Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon (3 p.m.-Midnight, Bravo)
Cake Boss marathon (6 a.m.-8 p.m., TLC) read more

VH1's New Lineup Has More Music, Less Celeb Reality

Dr. Drew Pinsky, Christina Aguilera

Say goodbye to VH1's Tool Academy and Rock of Love and welcome back to Behind the Music and VH1 Storytellers.

The network's new slate of programming announced on Monday shifts the focus away from... read more

Police Drummer Gets Turned Inside Out

Stewart Copeland

A quarter century after writing the song “Does Everyone Stare” for the 1979 album Regatta de Blanc, Police drummer Stewart Copeland began cobbling together Super-8 film footage he shot while touring with the band for a documentary titled Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out. The film went on to premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and will make its network debut Sunday night on Showtime. Recently, Copeland spoke with about the project, his work as a television and film composer, and his post-rock star wardrobe choices. Everyone Stares is such an intimate portrait of the band. Why did it seem like the right time to compile all your footage and tell the story?Stewart Copeland: Well, I had 50 hours of film sitting in shoeboxes for 20 years. When I got the computer program Final Cut Pro, I started playing around with it. Suddenly, I thought, “S--t, I’ve got something here.” About a year an read more

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Premiered: 1997, on VH1
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A much imitated (and frequently parodied) music-biography series that blends interviews and concert footage in a fast-paced style. It revived Meat Loaf's popularity, provided a poignant coda to Milli Vanilli's troubled career and generated considerable buzz following its reunion of Leif Garrett and the friend who was paralyzed in a car accident in which Garrett was at the wheel.



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