Chadwick Boseman brings on the funk as James Brown in 'Get on Up'

Chadwick Boseman is not crazy. He says so himself. Even makes a pretty convincing case for his sanity. Still, he agreed to play James Brown in the biopic of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, "Get on Up." So, you be the judge. "You know what? I was not crazy," Boseman says, recalling when producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger first offered him an audition.  Read More...

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Rick Springfield, the musician behind the No. 1 hit "Jessie's Girl" who also famously portrayed Dr. Noah Drake in "General Hospital," doesn't like to dwell on his past success. Springfield will perform at the KOLA Hot Summer Night event with Eddie Money, Little River Band and Mick Rhodes & The Hard Eight at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario on Thursday ...   Read More...
 
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Forbes magazine released its list of the country artists that made the most money in 2013 - and Taylor Swift did not come in first. For the second year in a row, No. 1 went to Toby Keith, who aced out runner-up Swift, $65 million to $64 million, according to Forbes.   Read More...
 
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The largest pool party in Southern California just got bigger. Splash House, Palm Springs' poolside music festival, is hosting a sequel to its summer event with top acts like Chromeo, Cut Copy and A-Trak slated to perform DJ sets under the sun.   Read More...
 
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At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor. The Marvel universe, of course, isn't entirely lacking comedy, as we've seen in "Iron Man" and "The Avengers."   Read More...
 
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There's a delicious moment in "Get On Up," Tate Taylor's new James Brown biopic, when Brown - played by Chadwick Boseman, in a thrillingly magnetic performance - is about to appear on the T.A.M.I. Show, a multi-act concert filmed in 1964.   Read More...
 
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Chanting "Louie! Louie! Louie!," thousands of people stomped and cheered Thursday as Torrance High School distance runners rounded the last lap of a run in honor of hometown hero Louis Zamperini, whose life plumbed the depths and soared the heights of the human experience. Zamperini, who died July 2 at the age of 97, was a well-known icon   Read More...
 
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The lure of Western skies and employment prompted young women in the 1880s to apply to be waitresses at Harvey House restaurants built along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents two programs this coming weekend on the educated and genteel women who became known as Harvey Girls.   Read More...
 
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The lure of Western skies and employment prompted young women in the 1880s to apply to be waitresses at Harvey House restaurants built along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society presents two programs this coming weekend on the educated and genteel women who became known as Harvey Girls.   Read More...
 
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This is the warning that the Hollywood Bowl gives about "Hair," the famed 1968 rock musical that will play there tonight through Sunday: "Includes simulated drug use, brief nudity, profanity, questioning of religion, blatant sexual positioning, refusal of authority, energy, love, beads, flowers and happiness ... so enjoy!"   Read More...
 
Come celebrate Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9a.m. - Noon as Disney celebrates the 45th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland® park.   Read More...
 
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Long Beach, California was the site of a spectacular, multi-faceted beach celebration called The Asics World Series of Beach Volleyball from July 22-27. Thousands of fans enjoyed a week of world-class volleyball, live music and fun activities. The featured event was the FIVB Grand Slam ...   Read More...
 
Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there's always been apprehension about "Guardians of the Galaxy."   Read More...
 
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It took three months before clarity ever emerged on who would coach the Lakers. They narrowed in on a familiar face in Byron Scott, whose four-year, $17 million deal with a team option on his last season was officially signed on Monday. "After an extensive and thorough search, we're proud to welcome Byron back to the Lakers family" ...   Read More...
 
There is a key moment in the complex thriller "The Honorable Woman" where Maggie Gyllenhaal wasn't quite sure what her character was thinking.   Read More...
 
A$AP Ferg has had a year filled with standout guest appearances on songs with artists ranging from Haim to Young Thug, memorable performances at this year'sCoachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio and more with his nonstop drive.   Read More...
 
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Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental psychokinetic took in $44 million in North American movie theaters over the weekend.   Read More...
 
 
 
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