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Review: Predictable And Lukewarm 'Begin Again' Starring Mark Ruffalo & Keira Knightley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 30, 2014 6:16 PM
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Begin Again
Though the music industry has undergone a sea change over the last decade, the goal for both major studios and artists remains the same: musicians want to write great songs and put them out into the world, and record labels want to make some money by helping them do it. That being said, these days, the line is sharply drawn between genuine songwriters and visionaries and corporate processed pop stars. Moreover, solo acts or groups no longer need the crumbling machine of the industry to get their work out there and recognized. The internet has more than enough avenues to turn overnight bedroom performers into the next blogosphere buzz act. A&R scouts are a dying breed. But for argument's sake, you'll need to pretend that world of major label nurturing, and the hunt for the next great thing still exists for "Begin Again."

Cee-Lo Green Will Go Method & Surprise Everyone By Playing A Hip Hop Star In 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 1:12 PM
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Let's just pause for a moment. Did anyone back in the mid-90s think that Cee-Lo from Goodie Mob would become a massive music star and celebrity on his own? Even now it's kind of hard to believe, but combine the man's clearly undeniable charisma, some hit records with Gnarls Barkley, and the breakup song everyone and their mother now has on their iPod ("Fuck You") and well, now you have Cee-Lo Green. Musician, "The Voice" host, and now, burgeoning actor.

Michael K. Williams Says 'Django Unchained' Role Looks Good To Go

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2011 2:30 AM
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Says He'll Co-Star In 'Sparkle' Remake With Whitney Houston & Cee-Lo Green; R. Kelly Doing The SoundtrackIt was just under a week ago that Michael K. Williams first revealed that while he lost out on the lead role in Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming "Django Unchained," that the director might be writing a new part for him. Well, as the actor continues to do the rounds to promote the second season of "Boardwalk Empire" (the first episode aired last night), he's becoming much more chatty and confident about his prospects for 'Django.'

'Grown Ups' Reunion: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade & More Voice 'Hotel Transylvania'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2011 8:27 AM
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You gotta hand it to Adam Sandler. No matter what you might think of his puerile excuses for movies, he's made a career out of getting paid to hang out with his friends and deliver loosely patched together series of images that he calls "movies." And he's getting another chance to roll with his homies, and this time, he won't even have to put up the pretense of shaving or wearing pants.

Cee Lo Green Set To Cover 'Arthur' Theme Song For Upcoming Russell Brand-Led Remake?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 28, 2011 1:52 AM
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With Mark Ronson recently revealed as the man behind the score to Jason Winer's upcoming "Arthur" remake starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren, it was only a matter of time before some other interesting musical choices joined as well, right? Speaking on the red carpet of the Indie Spirit awards, Greta Gerwig has revealed that crooner Cee Lo Green may already be on board to cover Christopher Cross' iconic theme song to the 1984 picture.

Gwyneth Paltrow To Sing At The Grammys With The Muppets & At The Oscars With Her Guitar

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 8:39 AM
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After singing in "Country Strong" and on "Glee," Gwyneth Paltrow isn't going to stop until everyone on the planet has heard her sing a song from the former or her version of Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" which she sang on the latter.

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