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The 23 Best 'Simpsons' Musician Cameos

by AOL Music Staff, posted Oct 15th 2011 3:00PM
When we heard 'The Simpsons' was on the verge of cancellation, we started reminiscing about all the rockers and rappers that have appeared on the show throughout its 23-season existence. With that in mind, we decided to compile this list of our favorite musician cameos, and here's hoping to many more now that the show has been renewed.

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Jason Sudeikis Loves Seeing Famous Musicians Roll Through 'SNL' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 4:00AM
Jason Sudeikis, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Jason Sudeikis came on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) to talk about the new season of 'Saturday Night Live.' He promises that this week's show is great right now, though he figures they'll screw it up pretty good by Saturday night.

He got to talking about how exciting it is to see some of the musical acts come through, and how the cast often sits on on their rehearsals. He has particularly fond, and funny, memories of watching Paul McCartney rehearse one of his favorite songs.

"You forget that it's Paul McCartney until you try to take a picture of him and a big black guy slaps your hand," Sudeikis said of how mesmerized he was watching McCartney perform.

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British Tabloid Simultaneously Reports Existence of New Piers Morgan Show and Says It's on Hold

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 5th 2011 5:10AM
Piers MorganThe phone-hacking scandal that's engulfing News Corp.'s assets in the U.K. is threatening to take down another high-profile figure.

The British tabloid 'The Daily Star' is reporting that 'America's Got Talent' judge Piers Morgan may have lost out on a new show he's been developing for CNN.

According to the report, CNN executives have put the the breaks on the new show, as new hacking allegations continue to mount against the former British tabloid editor.

However, a spokesperson for Piers Morgan is pushing back on the story, telling AOL TV that there never was a new show in production, and that 'Piers Morgan Tonight' is not jeopardy.

Sources told the 'Star' that the news-based program would have run in tandem with Morgan's nightly CNN chat show, 'Piers Morgan Tonight,' and that its development was part of the deal he signed back in September 2010 when he took over for Larry King.

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Paul McCartney's 9/11 Documentary 'The Love We Make' Finds Home on Showtime

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 19th 2011 6:00PM
As a way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Showtime announced that they'll be airing the Paul McCartney documentary 'The Love We Make' (Sat., Sept. 10 at 9PM).

The documentary, directed by Albert Maysles, captures McCartney's experience in New York on 9/11 and in the months after, as he planned and performed the star-studded benefit 'The Concert for New York City' at Madison Square Garden.

"It was an honor to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history," McCartney said in a statement. "There was a feeling of shock and fear in the air that I thought we could help alleviate with music. And the fact that so many people stepped up to join us made for a very uplifting evening for us all."

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Is Casey James the Dark Horse of 'American Idol'?

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 7th 2010 10:30AM
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Pretty boys don't do it for me. Long, flowing locks aren't what generally draws me to a guy. As a result, I was never particularly drawn to 'American Idol' contestant, Casey James. Of course I understood the attraction on an intellectual level -- I do have eyes after all, and he is a very pretty man. But throughout the first half of this season of 'Idol,' he remained little more than a background player to me.

Casey was talented enough, but he never knocked my socks off. I figured that he'd stick around for a while because he's good-looking and he doesn't stink up the stage with his performances, but that after a while, he'd be swept up in a cloud of blond hair and sparkling teeth and he'd become nothing but a distant, blue-eyed memory. That all changed this week, however, when he performed 'Jealous Guy.' All the sudden, I was sitting in front of my TV and a random thought struck me: "I kind of want to make out with him."

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How did Ricky Gervais do as Golden Globes host?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 18th 2010 7:00AM
Golden Globes 2010, Ricky GervaisWhen I talked with Ricky Gervais a few weeks ago, he said his game plan as host of the Golden Globes was to keep things rolling and have fun with it. He also said comedians are "meant to push the barriers a little bit and see what happens."

He definitely pushed a few barriers on the Golden Globes last night, taking potshots at Paul McCartney's marital troubles, Kiefer Sutherland's anger management issues, and Angelina Jolie's penchant for adopting children from Third World countries (too much, given the dire crisis in Haiti?)

Even Mel Gibson's alcohol troubles came up. Gervais appeared on stage drinking a beer as he introduced his next presenter. "Don't get me wrong," he said. "I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is ... Mel Gibson."

Overall, Gervais' hosting skills fell a little flat for me. Next year, I suggest that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association consider Robert Downey Jr. as host of the Golden Globes. His Best Actor speech for Sherlock Holmes was inspired, funny and charming.

How do you think Ricky Gervais did as host?

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Imagine: Christopher Eccleston as John Lennon

by Bryan Enk, posted Nov 30th 2009 1:00PM
From G.I. Joe's arch-nemesis to immortal rock star, Christopher Eccleston certainly has an eclectic resume.

Now, Variety is reporting that the British actor, fresh off his turn as arms dealer Destro in 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,' will play John Lennon in 'Naked Lennon,' a biography film commissioned by BBC Four.

'Naked Lennon' will focus on Lennon's life from 1967-1971, the period during which Lennon first met Yoko Ono and The Beatles were going through a rather turbulent disintegration. Variety is also reporting that Naoko Mori ('Torchwood') will play Yoko Ono, while Rory Kinnear ('Quantum of Solace') has been tapped to play Beatles manager Brian Epstein; Irish actor Andrew Scott ('Saving Private Ryan') will play Paul McCartney.

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Ryan Seacrest Signs $45 Million Deal & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 13th 2009 1:00PM
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Ryan Seacrest gets a million-dollar payday, Paul McCartney books 'David Letterman,' Susan Sarandon and John Goodman join HBO's Dr. Kevorkian biopic and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Paul McCartney to appear on Letterman

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 11th 2009 1:04PM
The Late Show with David LettermanPaul McCartney will be the special guest on The Late Show with David Letterman this coming Wednesday night. Supposedly he's going to perform as well as be interviewed.

This is significant for two reasons. First, despite the fact that Dave's been on CBS since 1993, McCartney has never appeared on the show. Second, Letterman broadcasts out of the Ed Sullivan Theater, which is the same theater the Beatles played in during their famous appearance 45 years ago on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Given the significance of the event, I'm surprised McCartney hasn't appeared on the show before. I guess he had nothing to promote (this time around he's promoting some American shows he'll be performing at). Ringo Starr appeared on the show in 1995, making McCartney the last of the two surviving Beatles to put in an appearance. It would be kind of trippy and nostalgic if both of them could put in an appearance together. One can hope.

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Memories of Michael Jackson: Collaborating with Paul McCartney

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 26th 2009 6:12PM
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The stunning news yesterday about the death of Michael Jackson conjured up many memories of the singer for me, as I'm sure it did for most people. For many of us, there was never a time when the Jackson Five and Michael were not part of pop culture. Little Michael and his brothers on The Ed Sullivan Show, their funky outfits when they sang on The Flip Wilson Show (much cooler than the Osmond Brothers!), Michael as the Scarecrow in The Wiz (a hideous movie, but he was quite good).

Well after leaving his brothers to become Michael Jackson, solo superstar, Michael hooked up with Paul McCartney for a couple of songs, "Say, Say, Say" and "The Girl is Mine." The latter was okay, but the former was terrific. They co-wrote it and it reached #1 on the charts in 1983. Those were the times when MTV really showcased music videos and the artists and labels invested in top-notch productions. It was, if you will, the golden age of music videos!

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Advice to the American Idol Top 10

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 19th 2009 2:30PM
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If you tuned in last night -- and before the overnight ratings are even announced, I'm thinking that a lot of you did (taping Lost, like I did) -- you know now that we are down to the American Idol Top 10. These are the ten who will be touring the country doing American Idol concerts later this year and one of these contestants will be the next big AI winner. The next Kelly or Carrie or Clay (oh, wait, he didn't win).

So, who has the best chance and what does he or she have to do to get to the winner's circle? I've a prescription for each one of them -- free, unsolicited advice based on how the judges' view them and, more importantly, how the American public might be rating them.

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Psych does Ebony & Ivory - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 21st 2008 2:01PM
Shawn and GusSo, I'm minding my own business the other day, watching one of last season's Burn Notice episodes in anticipation of the new season, when I see a commercial that made me laugh out loud. It was a promotion for the new season of Psych. Gus and Shawn (Dule Hill and James Roday) in a familiar-looking black and white set, at a grand piano, sitting side by side singing "Ebony and Ivory." It was hilarious. So funny that I decided you had to see it. (below)

James Roday laying on a Paul McCartney accent. The giant keyboard with the title Psych where Steinway should be. Dule Hill in the Stevie Wonder part, with impossibly wide collar flaps and a toothy grin.

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Will Paul McCartney or Mariah Carey visit American Idol?

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Jan 13th 2007 11:32AM
Paul McCartneyPart of the excitement of American Idol is the anticipation over who will or won't be making an upcoming guest-star appearance. Last year, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder stopped by, bringing star power and increased legitimacy to the show. Simon Cowell recently told Entertainment Weekly that there is a chance that ex-Beatle Paul McCartney may be making a guest appearance on American Idol this season. And Randy Jackson said he might be able to persuade Mariah Carey to get "in this game."

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