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Cecily Strong Is ‘Genuinely Happy’ About ‘Weekend Update’ Shake-Up on ‘SNL’

If any Saturday Night Live fans felt miffed on behalf of Cecily Strong at the news that she’s being moved out of the “Weekend Update” anchor desk and back into the regular cast, Strong wants them to know that she’s actually pleased with the decision. 

The comedian took to Instagram on Friday……

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U2 Back Catalog Sees Massive Sales Bump After ‘Songs of Innocence’​ Launch

After the massive surprise launch of their new album Songs of Innocence on Tuesday, U2 have seen a dramatic chart bump for their back catalog.

An unprecedented number of U2’s previous albums have now entered iTunes’ album chart since the new record’s launch. Earlier this week, 24 of the band’s titles had reached……

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Watch Death Cab for Cutie’s Poignant Final Performance With Chris Walla

Death Cab for Cutie co-founder, multi-instrumentalist and producer Chris Walla played his last show with the band on Saturday night at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. As bandmate Ben Gibbard introduced the closing number on their headlining set, he acknowledged the end of Walla’s nearly two-decade tenure. “Thank you so……

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Amy Winehouse Statue Unveiled in London on Late Singer’s Birthday

A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in the North London neighborhood of Camden on Sunday. The Guardian reports that hundreds of fans from all over the world attended the unveiling, which took place on the date that would have been the late singer’s 31st birthday.

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Sound City Studios Owner Tom Skeeter Dead at 82

Tom Skeeter, owner of the legendary Sound City Studios celebrated in Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary Sound City, has died at the age of 82. Sound City Studios shared the news over Facebook on Saturday.

“We lost our main man, Tommy Skeeter this week,” the post read. “Grateful our Sound City Movie pals……

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Miley Cyrus Covers Led Zeppelin’s ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’

Miley Cyrus has taken another deep-dive into the classics, moving on from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin with a powerful cover of “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You.” 
Related: The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time
Cyrus shared the cover on Soundcloud Friday night, directing fans to the track with the simple tweeted……

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Chris Brown and Ariana Grande Go Medieval in ‘Don’t Be Gone Too Long’ Clip

Chris Brown’s long-delayed album X is finally due out on September 16th, but he delivered an early treat for fans who can’t wait that long. On Friday night, the singer shared his fantasy-themed video for the X track “Don’t Be Gone Too Long,” featuring Ariana Grande.

Shot in a dark palette……

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‘The Simpsons’ Celebrate 25 Years With Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza

The Simpsons celebrated their 25th anniversary with a musical extravaganza at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night, featuring live appearances from the show’s cast and creator along with performances by the likes of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Hans Zimmer and Conan O’Brien.

As the Associated Press reports, Simpsons voice actors Nancy Cartwright, Yeardly……

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AutoFail: Grandmaster Flash Dominates Grandmas’ Facebook Statuses

There are roughly 914 reasons why grandparents shouldn’t have Facebook accounts (see: botched photo captions, awkward comments unrelated to original post), but the latest example is more hilarious than infuriating. As gloriously compiled by the Tumblr account Love, Grandpa and Grandmaster Flash, a lot of grandmas have been accidentally tagging……

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Neil Young, Pearl Jam and More to Play Bridge School Benefit

The annual Bridge School Benefit Concert organized by Neil Young will feature a typically star-studded lineup of big names playing acoustic sets. In addition to a set by Young, performers include Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones, Soundgarden, Norah Jones and Puss N Boots, Band of Horses and Young’s wife Pegi,……

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