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Jon Hamm Hops the Pond for Life After ‘Mad Men’

By  August 19, 2014

We’re used to seeing Jon Hamm in a suit and tie as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men. Now that production has wrapped on the award-winning series, and it approaches a spring 2015 finale, he’s loosening up a bit. Hamm is growing out his beard and taking on what Variety describes as pet projects, particularly UK series A Young Doctor’s Notebook in which he stars alongside Daniel Radcliffe.

“It’s not a show that appeals to an incredibly wide swath,” he told Variety ahead of the dark comedy’s stateside season premiere tonight. “[But it’s] a dark, funny, beautiful little thing.”

As is Hamm’s take on how we’re watching more and more television off of the TV screen. Check out some of the best moments from his conversation with Variety, and tune in to A Young Doctor’s Notebook season two premiere tonight on Ovation.

On shooting A Young Doctor’s Notebook in London:

I love working in the UK. Since I’ve gone to London the first time when I was 20 years old, I’ve had a sort of love affair with London. It’s a beautiful city and the people are very nice. The countryside is obviously gorgeous… It’s a collection of short stories so by nature, it’s episodic, so that could be interesting. And knowing British television, this could be a fun, little one-off thing that we could do for not a lot of money – mostly on set. You don’t have to go on location, which when you’re doing a period thing makes it very expensive. It could be dark and weird and macabre and funny… and like a little curio, a little interesting thing, so I sparked to it.

On basing the show on short stories from Mikhail Bulgakov:

When you base a television show on a very small book of short stories, you tend to run out of source material very quickly. So obviously the first series we called The Young Doctor’s Notebook. And this series we called The Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories, because we ran out of Young Doctor’s Notebooks. So we had to sort of crib some of his other writing. I don’t think there will be a third series, but the interesting thing about making television in the UK is that they don’t require there to be 100 episodes for it to be made. It can be four or eight or even 12, or just six, and so that’s it. I think this may be the final time we see it, but I would do it again if there was another version of it.

On bringing Radcliffe on board:

As it turns out he’s a massive Mikhail Bulgakov fan and he loves the guy…I’m like, “So I guess we’re doing this.” … He’s such a nice person and a lovely actor to work with and he’s just such a hardworking guy. He was doing a play on the West End when we were doing the second season… “so we were literally just wrapping and we’ve been up since 6 o’clock in the morning and you’re going to go do a play?” He’s a perpetual motion machine.

On television’s changing landscape:

The world may be overtaking the sort of broadcast model at this point. There are so many other ways to consume televised entertainment. It’s Netflix. It’s Amazon. Xbox. All of these people are producing video content – at varying levels of quality, of course, but it is what it is. That’s not even taking into account the FunnyorDies of the world or the YouTubes of the world. I feel like the broadcast thing, while it is still a huge portion of the viewing audience’s main way to receive content, the portion has been shrinking by degrees year by year. I’m not a media studies major and I’m not a network executive. I just know that as a consumer I’m seeing that shift. And honestly, we were at the thin end of the wedge, the spear, so to speak, but AMC was one of the first non-HBO entities to have kind of a big splash in the culture and in the conversation. Now there are 15 more AMCs.

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Ciara Talks New Music, Health, and Style After Baby

By  August 19, 2014

140819_Ciara DegreeThe first time we spoke with Ciara was right after she announced her pregnancy to the world. It was a January evening at Manhattan’s Jungle City Studios, where, despite her childbearing state, she was preparing to grace the Grammys after-party stage.

When we met last week, the “Body Party,” star was surrounded by similarly buzz worthy news. Reports began to surface about her rumored break up with fiancé Future, just as her August/September cover for Brides magazine hit newsstands.

Still, one not to be frayed by tabloid fodder, Cici was the consummate professional. In both instances, big announcement and bigger gossip aside, she insisted that balance between newfound motherhood and her work would remain priority. That sentiment echoes her work with Degree Women’s IMPROVERS campaign, empowering women to “DO:MORE of what they love, work harder and push boundaries to achieve their goals on and off the stage.”

Glam caught up with Ciara about this mantra and how it’s inspired her bounce back after baby.

Glam: Now that you’re a mother, has Degree’s DO:MORE initiative taken on a new meaning?

Ciara: Absolutely! I’m always connected to the concept of doing more because I’ve always been ambitious, I always have goals that I want to accomplish. But, adding a mom factor definitely changes that up because now, I’m adding another important load to my plate. I have to balance out everything, and now I have to do more—even more—to balance it all. It totally resonates… it’s just a pump up from what it was before.

Glam: I like how you say “another important load” as opposed to “important load.” It emphasizes that you’re still a working woman—you’re a working mom.

C: That’s important to me. I love what I do and I want to be the best at what I do, so that’s why I want to do more. That’s why I want to work hard. I also want to be a good representation for my son. I hope that when he looks at his mom, he says “I have a strong mom. I have a hard-working mom.”

Glam: And she kept going.

C: That’s right. Keep it moving!

Glam: Now, aside from your music and your style, you’re known for having a great body. Has it been difficult post-baby to get back in performance shape?

C: It’s definitely a challenge. It’s one thing when you’re working and simply trying to lose weight; but your body goes through a whole transformation during pregnancy. Your flab is different than the flab before pregnancy—I’m just going to be honest. So, it’s definitely more of a challenge, but it’s a great challenge. Even with getting myself back to 100 percent, it’s going to empower me even more. I think I’m going to feel even more confident, more bold.

Glam: And I like the idea that you’re taking your time and doing it right. We don’t see that a lot with celebrity mothers, who seem to drop the weight weeks after giving brith! How do you feel about translating that message to women who look to you for inspiration?

C: The thing is, you’re human. I’m human. I am very ambitious, and I do like to go hard, so I like to push myself to go as fast as I can sometimes. But I realized, your body is going to move how it’s going to move. You can’t overthink things. I think that’s the problem. Sometimes, I hear moms say “Oh my gosh. I can’t wait to get my body back,” or “I feel like I’m so blah. I don’t feel like myself.” Look—you just had a baby. Give yourself some slack. Even when I was pregnant, I was like, “I’m not going to stress about this. This is beautiful.” It’s a beautiful process and I think you have to embrace it. When you embrace the concept of what it is, that helps you stay focused on what you should focus on and lets yourself move at the pace you should naturally move at.

Glam: And part of you getting back to business included a shoot with MTV’s House of StyleHow was that?

C: It was really fun. It’s so cool to be able to recap my style evolution, and to see some of the cool looks that we’ve done on stage—my favorite place to be is on stage. And it was really fun because I also had some of my team players there, who’ve helped me put everything together, that helped me bring my vision to life. It was really fun, and funny, walking through some of the looks, and reflecting on the process of making the looks happen.

Glam: Which look was your favorite?

C: It’s always my performance from the BET Awards, when I wore the money look. The look is actually from TopShop. My stylist at that time, Marni Senofonte… she showed me the outfit and we did the “I’m Out” video with me and Nicki [Minaj] in it… [the look] was just so fly, and the story behind how it all happened was amazing. And you’ll see on House of Style—the drama of the jacket, everything.

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Glam: Iggy Azalea is now hosting that show, and you both have ties to Atlanta. Could there be a collaboration brewing?

C: You never know! I’m very happy for the success that she’s having.

Glam: You are recording your new album now. How is that going? Will you be opening up more about motherhood?

C: I’m working with Dr. Luke right now, and it’s really special. To me, music is art, but music is the truest way of expressing [myself]. So, I think it’s only right that I be influenced by the great things that are happening in my life. The energy of being a new mom definitely brings something different.

Glam: Do you go into the studio saying “I’ve recorded a song like this before, I want to do something totally different,” or is it a more organic, free-flowing atmosphere?

C: It’s definitely an organic process, but it’s inevitable to recap on some of the things that I’ve done before, because I do want to make sure that it’s something different. But I always want to keep it the essence of who I am in the process.

Glam: So… can we look forward to another “Body Party?”

C: It definitely can be a “Body Party” part two! That song was amazing, such an amazing moment. That song was very special, so I think it’d be right to try to top that into something even doper.

Claire Danes is Back in Character for Homeland Season Four

By  August 19, 2014

Claire Danes, Homeland Season 4Checking off names from a kill list doesn’t bother Carrie. It’s a job. One that took her out of maternity leave, away from her newborn, and back into the crossfire as the CIA’s top field operative.

Showtime has dropped the first trailer for season four of Homeland, which finds Claire Danes’ character back to business and on assignment in the Middle East.

“That’s what Carrie was trained to do,” show runner Alex Gansa told Indiewire after the season three finale. “She was trained to be a case officer. She was trained to go to a foreign city. She was trained to recruit assets there. All of us feel it was a bit of a miracle we were able to fashion three seasons of this character living in Washington D.C. and doing something there that was legitimate. Now we get to see her do what she was trained to do.”

The ominous, minute-long clip begins with an eerie narration, “It hasn’t been a 14 year war we’ve been waging, but a one-year war. Waged 14 times.” The sentiments echo Carrie’s own inner demons: managing her bipolar disorder, sacrificing self for national security (time and time again), and recovering from the death of Brody (Damian Lewis) at the end of season three.

“I was there for the filming of it, but I don’t think it’s really going to occur to me until we start filming again and Damian won’t be making fun of me in the makeup trailer,” Danes said. “I mean, I’m going to have to confront the reality of his really being gone, and I think that will probably be true for Carrie. I don’t think she’s fully processed that…  I’m just devastated I don’t get to play with Damian anymore. He was my partner, and just so brilliant at what he did. I leaned on him heavily. So I will miss him enormously.”

Catch the season four trailer of Homeland below to see how Carrie copes, and tune in to the season premiere on October 5.

Star Scoop: Taylor Swift Shakes it Off, Lady Gaga Cools Off, Red Band Society Coming Early?

By  August 18, 2014

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Taylor Swift held a YouTube live stream, announced the title and release date of a new album (1989), went pop, and dropped a music video all on the same day. As for anyone who has a problem with it—more specifically, Kanye West—she’s going to “Shake it Off.” [YouTube]

The award for most dramatic #IceBucketChallenge participant goes to none other than Lady Gaga. Mother Monster, who landed in Perth over the weekend, silently participated in the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) awareness campaign, and challenged Adele, record executive Vincent Herbert, and Live Nation heads Arthur Fogel and Michael Rapino to take it on. To date, the viral campaign has raised more than $15 million for the ALS Association. [Instagram]

That isn’t the only philanthropic cause making waves in Hollywood. Fox launched a Red Band Society-inspired program that, if goals are met, could make the pilot available for screening before its September debut. For every social share of content here, the network with donate $1 to charity. If $100,000 is reached before Friday, the series premiere of the Octavia Spencer-starrer will run for 100 hours on Fox websites and apps. [Variety]

Now that Olympus has risen again, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman are out to save Londontown. The trio are reprising their roles from Olympus has Fallen for London Has Fallen, in which “all hell breaks loose” during the funeral of a British prime minister. Fredrik Bond is now attached to direct. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Bang, Bang: HBO Releases New Trailer for On the Run Tour Special

By  August 18, 2014

The center stage screen at Jay Z and Beyoncé’s On the Run Tour show beams with an indicative preface: THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE. Brash, and even violent, images punctuate set changes, while the billion-dollar couple channels a new-age Bonnie and Clyde full of unabashed lyrics and undeniable, badass swagger.

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For the fans who missed out on this experience first-hand, HBO is bringing its Parisian show to cable September 20. The special is just the latest in the love triangle between Jay, Bey, and HBO, who’ve debuted documentaries, music videos, and exclusive performances on the premium network.

In its latest push to promo the end-of-summer special, HBO has released a new teaser, this time with the Carters seemingly addressing rumored relationship woes, in full-on performance mode. It opens with Bey covering 1966’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” before pulling the trigger on her better half—THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE, remember?—and concludes with footage from the couple’s $100 million-grossing tour. If this doesn’t give you reason to watch, we don’t know what will.

Jessica Biel Puts on her Dancing Shoes for ‘New Girl’

By  August 18, 2014

“Oh, is that an earthquake?,” said the hottest scientist, ever. “No, that was just my butt moving.”

Jessica Biel, New Girl

We’re looking forward to the new season of New Girl, not only to see if Nick and Jess can finally make it work, but also for Jessica Biel’s television comeback. The 7th Heaven alum is returning to the tube opposite Zooey Deschanel in the Fox comedy’s season premiere, and here’s a sneak peek of her sassy role (fast forward to the 38-second mark):

Biel will guest star as Kat, “the ‘hottest scientist in the world,’ who gives Jess (Deschanel) some competition in wooing a potential beau. Before you get wrapped up in the love triangle, just know that said suitor is not Nick (Jake Johnson). And while the episode is dubbed “The Last Wedding,” we’re sure it’ll be the beginning of Mrs. Timberlake’s ’tube takeover.

Tune in to New Girl when it returns September 16 on Fox.

Watch This Throne: Kanye West Rumored to be Teaming with Sir Paul McCartney!

By  August 18, 2014

It’s unclear whether Kanye West and Jay Z can get over their rumored feud and deliver on promises for a Watch the Throne part two. Either way, West is reportedly staying busy with another high-profile collaborator… Sir Paul McCartney!

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An anonymous source (of course), told the gossip site that West and McCartney are in the studio, and have already recorded “Piss on My Grave.” The tentatively-titled track falls in line with West’s more riotous Yeezus, but is a departure—a bizarre one—for the Beatles alum. Still, said source says their work together could develop into a full-fledged album, so we’re going to roll with it for now.

If a best-of-both-worlds LP doesn’t emerge, we could hear a collab on either’s next solo feat. Both dropped albums last year, and according to West he’s ready to debut new music as soon as September. No word on whether any of these 20 tracks, or a McCartney feature, will make the cut, but we’ll tune in either way.

Until then, there’s always this snippet of new Yeezy, courtesy of his other collaborator, Adidas:

Winner’s Circle: 2014 Creative Arts Emmys

By  August 18, 2014

The Creative Arts Emmys may not be televised, but its recognition of guest actors, animated programming, and talent behind the scenes is worthy of applause. Saturday night’s Nokia Theatre gala paid homage to late casting director Marion Dougherty and camera assistant Sarah Jones, who died while filming Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Ride, while awarding Jane Lynch with a hosting honor, presenting Joe “Papa Pope” Morton with a golden statuette, and nabbing Orange is the New Black its first Emmys courtesy of Uzo Aduba’s guest actress win.

Uzo Aduba Creative Arts Emmys

And the Emmy goes to…

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy SeriesUzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy SeriesOrange Is The New Black

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama SeriesJoe Morton, Scandal

Outstanding Casting For A Drama SeriesTrue Detective

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A SpecialFargo

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program: Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Unstructured Reality ProgramDeadliest Catch

Outstanding Structured Reality ProgramShark Tank

Outstanding Variety SpecialAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks

Outstanding Writing For A Variety SeriesThe Colbert Report

Outstanding Directing For A Variety SeriesSaturday Night Live

Outstanding ChoreographySo You Think You Can Dance; Puttin’ on the Ritz, Gold Rush, and Run the World

Outstanding Interactive ProgramThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience 

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program30 For 30 Shorts

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment ProgramBetween Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

Outstanding Special Class Program67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Informational Series Or Specialtie between Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Vice  

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction SpecialJFK (American Experience)

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series: tie between American Masters and Years of Living Dangerously  

Exceptional Merit In Documentary FilmmakingLife According to Sam

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction ProgrammingCosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey 

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction ProgrammingThe Square

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera SeriesHow I Met Your Mother

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera SeriesTrue Detective

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or MovieSherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction ProgrammingThe Square

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality ProgrammingDeadliest Catch 

Outstanding Commercial: “Misunderstood,” Apple 

Outstanding NarratorJeremy Irons, Game Of Lions 

Outstanding Children’s ProgramOne Last Hug: Three Days At Grief Camp 

Outstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceHarry Shearer, The Simpsons 

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety ProgramBrooklyn Nine-Nine 

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or MovieThe Blacklist

Outstanding Special And Visual EffectsGame of Thrones 

Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role: Black Sails 

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety SeriesDancing with the Stars

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety SpecialSochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series: Dancing with the Stars 

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A SpecialThe Sound Of Music Live! 

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics67th Annual Tony Awards, “Bigger!”  

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A SpecialSherlock: His Last Vow 

Outstanding Main Title DesignTrue Detectice 

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Outstanding Music Direction: The Beatles: The Night That Changed America

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme MusicCosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)House of Cards 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A MovieTreme

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And AnimationModern Family

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or SpecialThe 56th Grammy Awards

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction ProgrammingAmerican Masters

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)True Detective

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)The Normal Heart

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: Game of Thrones

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series: Black Sails

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A SpecialSherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera SeriesDownton Abbey

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or SpecialSaturday Night Live

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A MovieAmerican Horror Story: Coven

Outstanding Costumes For A SeriesGame of Thrones

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie or SpecialAmerican Horror Story: Coven

Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special: tie between Saturday Night LiveSo You Think You Can Dance 

Outstanding Short-Format Animated ProgramDisney Mickey Mouse 

Outstanding Animated ProgramBob’s Burgers  

Outstanding Art Direction For A Period Series, Miniseries Or A Movie (Single-Camera)Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Program (Half-Hour Or Less)House of Lies

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program: The Oscars

Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)Game of Thrones 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama SeriesBreaking Bad, “Felina” 

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy SeriesOrange Is The New Black, “Tit Punch”

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A MovieSherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety SpecialsThe Daily Show With Jon Stewart 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction ProgrammingThe Square 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming: Deadliest Catch

We Can Do It: The Ladies are Taking Charge on ‘Downton Abbey’

By  August 18, 2014

Downton Abbey is entering a new era, and with it, a female-centric attitude.

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Season five of the PBS powerhouse is set to debut stateside in January 2015, and unlike past seasons of the show, this one will follow the Crawley clan as they exit the post-Edwardian era and enter the Roaring Twenties, where its female cast emerges in more powerful roles. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the winter premiere will address “the aftermath of the Russian revolution and the U.K.’s first socialist government,” while Lady Mary, Lady Rose MacClare, Daisy Mason, and Sarah Bunting evolve with society’s changing stance on gender roles.

“Things are cooking for Lady Mary,” actress Michelle Dockery said in a roundtable with THR. “It’s been an exciting series because she’s having much more fun, she’s moving forward with her life. She’s really taking on the responsibility of the state and the relationship between her and Robert is starting to change. He’s seeing that she can handle it all.” While Lady Mary regains a sense of normalcy following the death of her husband Matthew, Lily James and Daisy Lewis’ alter egos are taking a more aggressive approach.

“This character is challenging the status quo and attempting to fight back on every front, which is what makes her interesting,” said Lewis of Sarah Bunting, a progressive teacher first introduced last year. Meanwhile, she’s encouraging Crawley maid Daisy Mason (Sophie McShera) to adopt a more aspirational mindset and get out of the kitchen.

Though these advances are certain to draw disdain from Downton’s patriarchal airs, there is one man, in particular, who is combating it in extensive form: butler Mr. Carson.

“Carson’s mantra is you’ve got to know your place and be happy in your place,” said Emmy-nominated star Jim Carter. “So he doesn’t approve of that at all and as the series goes on we’ll see him become more and more riled, until there’s an explosion at the end.”

Cue the popcorn.

Star Scoop: Community Turns Six, Derek Hough Done Dancing, First Look at Hateful Eight!

By  August 15, 2014

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The season six trailer for Community looks… familiar. The cult favorite, which was revived for streaming via Yahoo Screen, is being promoted with a blast from the past. Instead of previewing new footage of the series, the tease gives a look back at the show up until this point. And, it’s being branded as “the world’s first bionic show.” [Vulture]

Derek Hough is hanging up his dancing shoes. The Dancing with the Stars mainstay will flex his acting skills on season three of Nashville. He’ll play a movie star by the name of Noah West (nicknamed Nori?), who “ lands a lead role in a famous country singer’s biopic” and ends up in the middle of Music City. Meta, much? [Deadline]

Speaking of teasers, we have word that the first look at Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight will bow before his friend Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Here’s the kicker: the Sin City sequel will premiere on August 22… while filming for Hateful Eight won’t start until early next year. We’d love to see how this turns out. [Variety]

The block party may have passed, but we’re not done celebrating the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. Neither is Beats Music. The company—now a formal union between Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Apple—produced a 22-minute documentary about the classic BK-bred film with Lee revisiting its landmark Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Watch it here. [The Verge]

Stop calling Ariana Grande a mini-Mariah Carey. In her new Billboard magazine cover story, the 21-year-old belter dispels that title while branching off into the world of futuristic pop, opening up about her sardonic character, and reveling in a Freddy Krueger-filled past. [Billboard]

Men are gaining ground on Orange is the New Black. It’s been confirmed that comedian Mike Birbiglia is settling in to the cell block, though no more details on his character have emerged. [TIME]