Singer and songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74

The American Texas country and folk singer and songwriter, a musician as well as a recording artist and a performer, Guy Clark, just recently died after a long-standing disease at the age of 74.

Singer and songwriter Guy Clark dies at 74

Though, accordingly, he has not hit a worldwide fame, but he was able to record 40 albums. Here below is one of his latest and famous song, My favorite picture of you.

May he rest in peace!

2013 Emmy Nominations List

Here are the set of nominations for Emmy Awards 2013.

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC
Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC
Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

COMEDY SERIES:
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC
Veep, HBO

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix
Louis C.K., Louie, FX
Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO
Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC
Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC
Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC
Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO

DRAMA SERIES:
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Homeland, Showtime
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS
Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO
Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra, HBO
Toby Jones, The Girl, HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End, HBO
Al Pacino, Phil Spector, HBO

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Behind the Candelabra, HBO
Phil Spector, HBO
Political Animals, USA
The Bible, History
Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol, Fox
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, NBC
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Bravo
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste, ABC

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:
The Amazing Race, CBS
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Project Runway, Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
Top Chef, Bravo
The Voice, NBC

VARIETY SERIES:
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES:
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Portlandia, IFC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

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GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Margo Martindale, The Americans, FX
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones, HBO
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife, CBS
Linda Cardellini, Mad Men, AMC
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom, HBO
Joan Cusack, Shameless, Showtime

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Nathan Lane, The Good Wife, CBS
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife, CBS
Rupert Friend, Homeland, Showtime
Robert Morse, Mad Men, AMC
Harry Hamlin, Mad Men, AMC
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal, ABC

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
Breaking Bad (“Dead Freight”), AMC
Breaking Bad (“Say My Name”), AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Homeland, Showtime
House of Cards, Netflix

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Nathan Lane, Modern Family, ABC
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live, NBC
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Will Forte, 30 Rock, NBC

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Molly Shannon, Enlightened, HBO
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee, Fox
Melissa Leo, Louie, FX
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock, NBC

WRITING FOR COMEDY SERIES:
Episodes, Showtime
Louie, FX
The Office, NBC
30 Rock (“Hogcock!”), NBC
30 Rock (“Last Lunch”), NBC

DIRECTING FOR COMEDY SERIES:
Girls, HBO
Glee, Fox
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra, HBO
John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime
Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
Imelda Staunton, The Girl, HBO
Charlotte Rampling, Restless, Sundance Channel
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias, Lifetime

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL:
The Kennedy Center Honors, CBS
Louis C.K.: Oh My God, HBO
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob, HBO
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One), NBC
12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

British Blues-Rock Guitarist, Alvin Lee, dies at 68

Alvin Lee, a British Blues-Rock guitarist and a singer of the band Ten Years After, died at the age of 68 after a surgical procedure on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

British Blues-Rock Guitarist, Alvin Lee, dies at 68British Blues-Rock Guitarist, Alvin Lee, dies at 68 (image from festival-guitare-patrimonio.com)

With great sadness, we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure,” read the message on alvinlee.com. “We have lost a wonderful, much loved father and companion. The world has lost a great and truly gifted musician.

Golden Globe 2013 Winners

FILM

Picture, Drama
Argo

Picture, Musical or Comedy
Les Miserables

Actor, Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Actress, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Director
Ben Affleck, Argo

Actor, Musical or Comedy
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Actress, Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Foreign Language
Amour

Animated Film
Brave

Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Original Score
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Original Song
Skyfall (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), “Skyfall.”

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TELEVISION

Series, Drama
Homeland

Series, Musical or Comedy
Girls

Actress, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland

Actor, Drama
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Actress, Musical or Comedy
Lena Dunham, Girls

Actor, Musical or Comedy
Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Miniseries or Movie
Game Change

Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Julianne Moore, Game Change

Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie
Ed Harris, Game Change

Complete List of Oscar Nominations 2013

Here are the complete list of Oscar Nominations 2013:

Best Picture:
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Lincoln”
“Les Miserables”
“Life of Pi”
“Amour”
“Django Unchained”
“Argo”

Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Amy Adams, “The Master”

Best Director:
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Michael Haneke, “Amour”
Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Actor:
Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Best Actress:
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Original Screenplay:
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Django Unchained”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Amour”
“Flight”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
“Lincoln”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Argo”
“Life of Pi”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Best Animated Feature:
“Frankenweenie”
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
“Wreck-It Ralph”
“Paranorman”
“Brave”

Best Foreign Feature:
“Amour”
“A Royal Affair”
“Kon-Tiki”
“No”
“War Witch”

Best Visual Effects:
“Life of Pi”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“The Avengers”
“Prometheus”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Cinematography:
“Skyfall”
“Anna Karenina”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”

Best Costume Design:
“Anna Karenina”
“Les Miserables”
“Lincoln”
“Mirror Mirror”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Documentary Feature:
“Searching for Sugar Man”
“How to Survive a Plague”
“The Gatekeepers”
“5 Broken Cameras”
“The Invisible War”

Best Documentary Short:
“Open Heart”
“Inocente”
“Redemption”
“Kings Point”
“Mondays at Racine”
“Snow White and the Huntsman”

Best Film Editing:
“Lincoln”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Life of Pi”
“Argo”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
“Hitchcock”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Miserables”

Best Music (Original Score):
“Anna Karenina”
“Argo”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Skyfall”

Best Music (Original Song):
“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
“Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”

Best Production Design:
“Anna Karenina”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Misérables”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”

Best Short Film, Animated:
“Adam and Dog”
“Fresh Guacamole”
“Head over Heels”
“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare'”
“Paperman”

Best Short Film, Live Action:
“Asad”
“Buzkashi Boys”
“Curfew”
“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”
“Henry”

Best Sound Editing:
“Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Skyfall”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Sound Mixing:
“Argo”
“Les Misérables”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Skyfall”

Let us all wait and see who’ll going to grab awards on the 24th of February, 2013.

2013 People’s Choice Awards Winners

Here are the list of the 2013 People’s Choice Awards Winners:

Movie: “The Hunger Games”

Movie actor: Robert Downey, Jr.

Movie actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Action movie: “The Hunger Games”

Action movie star: Chris Hemsworth

Face of heroism: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games”

Comedic movie: “Ted”

Comedic movie actor: Adam Sandler

Comedic movie actress: Jennifer Aniston

Dramatic movie: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Dramatic movie actor: Zac Efron

Dramatic movie actress: Emma Watson

Movie franchise: “The Hunger Games”

Movie superhero: Robert Downey, Jr., “Iron Man”

On-screen chemistry: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games”

Movie icon: Meryl Streep

Network TV comedy: “The Big Bang Theory”

Network TV drama: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Cable TV comedy: “Awkward”

Cable TV drama: “Leverage”

Premium cable TV show: “True Blood”

TV crime drama: “Castle”

Sci-fi/fantasy TV show: “Supernatural”

Comedic TV actor: Chris Colfer

Comedic TV actress: Lea Michele

Dramatic TV actor: Nathan Fillion

Dramatic TV actress: Ellen Pompeo

Daytime TV host: Ellen DeGeneres

Late-night talk show host: Jimmy Fallon

New talk show host: Steve Harvey

Competition TV show: “The X Factor”

Celebrity judge: Demi Lovato

Male artist: Jason Mraz

Female artist: Katy Perry

Pop artist: Katy Perry

Hip-hop artist: Nicki Minaj

R&B artist: Rihanna

Band: Maroon 5

Country artist: Taylor Swift

Breakout artists: The Wanted

Song: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

Album: One Direction, “Up All Night”

Music video: Katy Perry, “Part of Me”

People’s voice: Christina Aguilera

Humanitarian: Sandra Bullock

Reality TV Contest Upsets That Changed the Face of Music

There have been several reality shows on TV about singers that compete for their chance at fame. Three of the most popular shows, however, are American Idol, The Voice, and The X Factor. Each of these shows relies on votes from either the audience or judges (or both) to determine the winner. Of course, this scenario often leads to upsets — and yes, there have been plenty.

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American Idol was the original singing talent reality show. It has been on TV since 2002, where the original judges were Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Abdul. Several celebrity judges have come and gone from the show since the first season including Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez. The current judges are Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Mariah Carey.

Here are some historical upsets seen on American Idol:

  • Fans exploded when Jennifer Hudson was voted off the show in 2004, speculating about racism and lack of votes due to a power outage in her home city.
  • Katharine McPhee beat out Chris Daughtry in 2006, but he went on to sell over 5 million copies of his first song.
  • In 2008, David Archuleta won the hearts of young girls around the U.S., but was voted off the show in favor of David Cook on the last show.
  • Adam Lambert was surprisingly voted off the show in 2009. Some people claim it might have been because his sexual orientation was not entirely clear.
  • In 2011, Casey Abrams was saved by the judges when he received the fewest amount of votes.
  • Nobody knows why Pia Toscano got the fewest amount of votes, but it certainly shocked the judges when she was voted off the show in 2011.

The Voice on NBC

The Voice on NBCImage via Flickr by Music Star22

On The Voice, contestants are judged based on their singing ability, but the judges are not as harsh as the judges historically seen on American Idol. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, and Cee Lo Green give constructive criticism to the contestants. The gimmicky clips of bad auditions are also left off this show.
Here are some of the upsets seen on The Voice in its short run time:

  • Juliet Simms, a Rocker chick, and favored winner, was beat out by the R&B crooner, Jermaine Paul, on Blake Shelton’s team in 2012.
  • Disgruntled contestant, Hailey Steele, was booted from the show after a sing-off against Moses Stone where she refused to talk to the cameras.

X Factor on Fox

X-Factor on FoxImage via Flickr by rocor

This reality show debuted in the U.S. in 2012. It was originally a U.K. series that was very similar to both The Voice and American Idol. The judges are Simon Cowell (originally from American Idol) Britney Spears, L.A. Reid, and Demi Lovato. The twist this reality show brings is that each of the judges mentors the contestants, instead of just providing criticism.

There haven’t been many upsets yet because the show is so new, but here is one:

  • Astro was put in the bottom two after an awesome performance of “I’ll Be Missing You.” Some people believe it might be simply because of his hip-hop, rap genre. Others say it might be because of his age (15).

Both The Voice and The X Factor are newer reality shows, so they have not seen as many upsets as American Idol. Of course, even if your favorite contestants get voted off a show, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to hear their music again. Some go on to perform top hits. You can also go to their concerts to support them. Previous contestants from American Idol perform on American Idols live, and some contestants from other shows have their own concerts.

Jennifer Aniston Engaged to Justin Theroux, a Screenwriter

Finally, Jennifer Aniston is engaged to his more-than-a-year boyfriend, the actor-screenwriter, Justin Theroux.

Jennifer Aniston Engaged to Justin Theroux, a Screenwriter

After Aniston’s break up with Brad Pitt years ago, she is now ready for new married life as she accepts the proposal of Justin Theroux on Friday, during Theroux birthday.

Justin Theroux had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage,” Theroux’s representative told People magazine.

Aniston, 43, and Theroux, 41, were first dating during their movie together, Wanderlust, in 2011.

Latina Actress, Lupe Ontiveros, dies at 69

The Latina actress, Lupe Ontiveros, dies at 69 due after battling against Lung Cancer.

Latina Actress, Lupe Ontiveros, dies at 69 (image source and credits)

 Lupe Ontiveros was one of the stars in the TV show “The Desperate Housewives”. She also been a star in the movie “As Good as It Gets”. She died in Los Angeles Hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Chad Everett, “Medical Center” star, dies of Lung Cancer at 75

The star of the medical-related TV drama series of CBS, Chad Everett, died at the age of 75 due to Lung Cancer.

Chad Everett, “Medical Center” star, dies of Lung Cancer at 75 (image source and credits)

Accordingly, Chad Everett has been suffering from lung cancer for 1 and a half years before he succumb to death.

Chad Everett was known from the TV medical drama, Medical Center, where he earned Golden Globe nods and an Emmy nomination.