Awolnation's rock anthem Sail has joined an elite club of singles in the U.S. after notching up 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The track initially entered the countdown in September, 2011, and it has enjoyed two terms on the chart after re-entering the Hot 100 in February (13).
The song peaked at 17 last month (Oct13), becoming the first song to score its highest position on the chart over a year after its release.
Now, at number 35, the song becomes one of only 10 tunes to spend 62 weeks or more on the chart.
AWOLNATION Frontman Aaron Bruno says, "I never actually expected people to hear the song at all."
But its not the only song on the current countdown to enjoy record-breaking longevity - Imagine Dragons' Radioactive has been in the charts for 63 weeks.
The Lumineers' Ho Hey and You and Me by Lifehouse also racked up 62 weeks on the Hot 100 in 2012 and 2005, respectively.
Ahead of them, AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons, Carrie Underwood enjoyed a 64-week run with Before He Cheats, Jewel's 1997 hit You Were Meant for Me/Foolish Games spent 65 weeks on the countdown, and Adele's Rolling in the Deep hung around for 65 weeks.
The top three marathon hits are Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO (68 weeks), Leann Rimes' How Do I Live (69 weeks) and I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, which spent 76 weeks on the chart.
Director Spike Lee was hesitant to cast Halle Berry as a drug addict in his 1991 movie Jungle Fever, because he thought she was too beautiful for the role. The Malcolm X filmmaker admits Berry had to audition several times for film because he didn't think moviegoers would believe that such a stunner could be so strung out.
He says, "Halle Berry, that's her first film, Vivian, the two-dollar crack ho (sic). So when she came in, true story, I said, 'You know what, you're too fine to play a crack ho', But (she said), 'Spike, I can do it, I can do it'. I couldn't buy it, I didn't see it. She came back one more time, as the character. That was it."
Lee also explains he was unaware Samuel L. Jackson was battling substance abuse while he was playing a drug addict in the movie.
He continues, "I never knew that. I didn't know that until after the movie came out."
Veteran singer Emmylou Harris and folk duo Shovels & Rope were double winners at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards on Wednesday (18Sep13), taking home two prizes each. Harris and her longtime collaborator Rodney Crowell were named Duo-Group of the Year and their joint project Old Yellow Moon claimed Album of the Year, while Shovels & Rope stars Cary Ann Hearst and her husband Michael Trent beat the likes of The Lumineers' Ho Hey to score Song of the Year for Birmingham. They were also feted as Emerging Artist of the Year.
Another big winner at the Americana Music Association's Nashville, Tennessee event was Dwight Yoakam, who received the Artist of the Year title, and musician Larry Campbell earned the Instrumentalist of the Year prize.
The late Hank Williams was remembered with the President's Award, while Duane Eddy and Dr. John were among those to receive Lifetime Achievement honours.
Nicolas Cage was saved from a life behind bars by his former co-star Richard Gere. The Con Air actor admits he was a hellraiser in his youth and often trashed hotel rooms and insulted his co-workers on set, and he admits he would have ended up in jail if he hadn't channelled his anger into acting.
Cage is adamant his life was turned around after a heart-to-heart conversation with Gere when they worked together on 1984 movie The Cotton Club.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "I wish I had not been so angry at 18. I was a pretty wild guy with a lot of energy. I was into punk rock and didn't know where I was fitting in.
"I wanted that energy to go somewhere. I wanted it to be constructive rather than destructive, but I just did not have a clue in which direction to take it. Finding a career in which I could express those feelings was lucky. It could have gone either way. I could have ended up in jail... Richard Gere... said to me, 'If you keep on behaving as you are, you will only have about three film roles left in you.'
"I was so gung-ho (reckless). I was ripping up my trailer, trashing my hotel room, walking on set and insulting everyone... So another thing I wish I knew at 18 is that manners are very important and being polite costs nothing. Being angry is a waste of valuable energy."
A frequent formula in most action-packed movies features the triumphant hero and an oh-so sneaky villain. We all know that good always defeats evil, but what happens when the bad guy has a change of heart?
Despicable Me’s Gru is the perfect example of a villain ditching his diabolical ways and opting for a new life filled with friendship and love. Aww, now isn’t that nice?! To celebrate Gru’s quest to stay sweet in the box-office hit Despicable Me 2, we’ve rounded up the top ten movie villains who realize that being good is totally badass.
1. Gru, Despicable Me
During his successful mission of snatching up the moon, Gru came to love his three adopted daughters and realized that he wanted to change his wicked ways and live a happy life with his new family.
2. T-800, Terminator 2
Having spent the entire first movie attempting to murder Sarah Connor, movie-goers witnessed a change of heart when the new T-800 Model Terminator had been re-designed to protect her son John.
3. Severus Snape, Harry Potter
It’s still hard to believe but our least favorite potions professor was actually a sweetheart all along! At every opportunity, Snape tried to protect Harry from Voldemort, he was just pretending to make his life a living hell. That’s so sweet of him!
4. Copper, The Fox and the Hound
Sure, Copper and Todd grew up as the best of friends, but when Copper grew up he was trained that hound dogs and foxes could never be friends. Luckily, Copper learned the error of his ways and protected his childhood pal just in time.
5. Ralph, Wreck-it-Ralph
Ralph realized that he didn’t want to just be the bad guy all the time — he even went to a support group for it. So in his quest for goodness, Ralph did the unthinkable: he left his game! By the end of the movie he realized that it’s alright to just be himself.
6. Diego, Ice Age
Sure, Diego started out as a villainous saber-tooth tiger hell-bent on back-stabbing his new friends, but by the end of the movie he ends up saving everyone. He even fights off his old evil pack in order to do so — what a hero!
7. The Beast, Beauty and the Beast
Having been turned into a Beast after years of selfishness, the prince is only returned to his handsome self after falling for and protecting his beloved Belle. A fantastic u-turn for the man harshly labeled a “beast” for most of his life.
8. The Grinch, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
All the Who’s down in Whoville, were not upset when the Grinch stole all their Christmas presents, food and decorations. And by the end of the movie, their singing and selflessness made his small heart grow three sizes that day.
9. Stitch, Lilo and Stitch
Experiment 626, or more commonly known as Stich, was designed to be unstoppable. He is fire-proof, bullet-proof, and can think faster than super computer. He can see in the dark, and lift objects three thousand times his size. His only instinct is to destroy everything he touches. Luckily the love of having a family changed him and he became even more adorable than he looks.
10. Regina George, Mean Girls
Don't be fooled, Regina George may seem like your typical selfish, back-stabbing slut faced ho-bag, but in reality, she's so much more than that. After being hit with a bus, Regina George decided to channel all of her negative energy into sports instead of calling people “fugly whores” and hooking up with Shane Oman in the projection room above the auditorium. We’re proud of your progress Regina!
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Is it just me, or is the international trailer for Snowpiercer confusing as hell? Director Bong Joon-ho's latest film focuses on the last survivors of a post-apocalyptic world that are stuck on a train after a global warming experiment brings on another ice age... but from the looks of the above video, it seems kind of like a really messed up Polar Express.
We see Tilda Swinton laying down the law, telling passengers that the rich stay in the front while the poor stay in the back. Naturally, Captain America is having none of this class system: Chris Evans takes some Korean guy out of a drawer to help the lower class make their way to the front of the train (symbolically and literally) and take over the engine.
Snowpiercer doesn’t have a US release date yet, but hits theaters in South Korea on August 1.
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What if you had a time machine but only wanted to use it to go back a year or so ago? Like, to the heady times when Kristen Wiig was still on Saturday Night Live, before this incredibly disappointing season? Well, you're about to be in luck, because tonight Wiig once again commands the stage at 30 Rock's Studio 8H, not as a part of the ensemble, but as SNL's host!
That's right, gang! Wiig, who became a one-woman comedy empire after the massive success of Bridesmaids, left SNL just a year ago. It seemed like we'd never get to see Dooneese, Gilly, the Target Lady, or Kathie Lee Gifford again. But odds are that we will tonight. Wiig is arguably the most successful alumna of Lorne Michaels' show since the heyday of Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, and Will Ferrell, and if done well tonight, her return to the stage could be the most noteworthy SNL reunion since Fey returned in 2008 to play Sarah Palin.
Personally, I'm hoping we'll see more of her Kathie Lee Gifford, since the fourth hour of the Today show has become only more like its SNL parody since Wiig left. Altogether now! "We've got a Ho-down!"
Sorry, Hoda Kotb.
Will you be watching tonight? And what characters do you hope Wiig will revive? And could musical guests Vampire Weekend be any more overshadowed by their host?
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Rapper-turned-reggae star Snoop Lion has revealed he really was a pimp a decade ago when he hit the road for the Playboy Tour. The Gin and Juice hitmaker admits he put his marriage at risk to play a hooker boss for high-profile athletes and fellow stars back in 2003.
He tells the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, "I put an organisation together... I had a bus follow me with 10 b**ches on it. I could fire a b**ch, f**k a b**ch, get a new ho. It was my programme. City to city, t**ty to t**ty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.
"If I'm in a city where the Denver Broncos or the (Denver) Nuggets play, I get a couple of they (sic) players to come hang out, pick and choose, and whichever one you like comes with a number. A lot of athletes bought p**sy from me."
And Snoop admits his ladies became rich - because he gave them all the cash they earned.
He adds, "I'd act like I'd take the money from the b**ch, but I'd let her have it. It was never about the money; it was about the fascination of being a pimp... As a kid, I dreamed of being a pimp; I dreamed of having cars and clothes and b**ches to match."
The rapper says his wild tour really tested his wife Shante Broadus' resolve - because she "had to take a backseat to this s**t".
He admits, "I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a n**ga (sic), but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there."
Celebrity Apprentice without Gary Busey is a bit like Donald Trump without his hair. On a whole, it might look better, but it's missing that signature touch that made it terrible. And, though it seems contradictory, Celebrity Apprentice needs to be terrible to be good.
Otherwise we get what we got Sunday night: A handful of semi-intelligent C-listers pulling together a semi-professional presentation for a semi-famous resort. There were, like, no mechanical dogs throughout the episode! I mean, Trump even had to pay the Earth 10,000 gold coins and two escorts to shift its tides and make it snow in New York City in order to give this episode some drama. (Let's give 'em 15 inches. It's gonna be HUGE.)
But there were a handful of ridiculous moments throughout the episode, which saw the contestants hosting a party in a Barclays Center suite for Foxwoods Resort Casino. This is Celebrity Apprentice after all!
Roger Klotz's TV ComebackOr was I the only one to notice Foxwoods executive Scott Butera's uncanny resemblance to Doug's mortal enemy?
Teller Talks!Why Penn Jillette's famed other half couldn't use text messages to relay his difficulty getting into the snow-plagued city is beyond me — especially when Teller insisted on silently staying in character once he arrived to the set. (I suppose Teller can only be seen and not heard, or heard and not seen, which doesn't make him a good candidate for the Milford School.) Still, you have to hand it the magician for helping his showbiz partner — I'd rather swallow a box of needles than deal with connecting to New York via Philadelphia via San Francisco. (And for air travel to get him there on time? That's the real magic trick!)
"If I Do Get Punched in the Mouth, Is It Really a Big Deal?"I can't be the only one who hoped Teller didn't show up to watch future task winner Lisa Rinna attempt a dangerous juggling trick with Penn. And I can't be the only one that hopes NBC spins off this season of Celebrity Apprentice into Working Like Magic: The Penn and Lisa Show. This really is the best duo to hit Celebrity Apprentice since Busey and the alien living inside his soul.
Trace Is One Notch Above DeathMarilu Henner was certainly right in her observation, yet Trace Adkins also happened to be one of the more entertaining things about this ho-hum episode of Celebrity Apprentice. And when you find yourself most entertained by a bored country star talking about breasts, you know it's time to switch to Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Inside the Actor's Studio, Working Like Magic: The Penn and Lisa Show — anything but Celebrity Apprentice.
Not Fit For a King of KrunkWith the exception of the guest appearance from pocket country star Hunter Hayes, Power's suite display — inspired by the word "king" — was only slightly less embarrassing than a zipline trip across the room in an office chair. Between taking the word "king" too literally — Marilu was just a few hours short from ordering her own herd of serfs to the suite — and the rollaway chess boards more fit for a fifth grader with grape juice-stained hands than a professional, Power officially has the monopoly on all things adolescent. (The team's A-list entertainment in next week's task: The Rock-afire Explosion.) Though Marilu certainly deserved to be fired, John Rich's insistence that the Project Manager should have known Lil Jon was nicknamed the King of Krunk is ridiculous as claiming Lil Jon should have known Elaine O'Connor-Nardo holds the employee of the month record at Sunshine Cab Company. Yeah, John Rich. Okay.
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Jazz star Fred Ho has been told he has just months to live after his cancer spread. The saxophonist, 56, was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006, and underwent five rounds of gruelling chemotherapy sessions and numerous operations in a bid to beat the disease.
Doctors recently told him that tumours have spread to his lungs and liver and he only has a matter of months left - but Ho is refusing to allow his diagnosis get him down.
He tells the New York Daily News, "In 2006, I was diagnosed with stage three-B colorectal (colon) cancer. Now it is Stage Four-C, advanced metastatic. I have four tumours in my right lung, two in my liver and one in my left groin. I have done every single alternative treatment, including the illegal ones.
"I have no illusions. I'm supposed to die within six to 18 months. No illusions. But what people don't understand is I'm not depressed, I'm not unhappy. I'm not fearful, not afraid... I don't have any regrets. I have lived life to the fullest, but I have also accepted that the end will come, probably very soon.
"I pushed the envelope to the max. I've never given up."