Today, The Music of ‘Nashville‘ original soundtrack is released, but there’s a good chance you already own the two songs it features performed by British actor Sam Palladio (Gunnar) and Aussie actress Clare Bowen (Scarlett) — their duets in the season premiere (“If I Didn’t Know Better”) and midseason finale (“When the Right One Comes Along”). Below, Palladio takes us behind the music of the five Gunnar/Scarlett songs heard in the first half of season 1. For more stories behind this year’s top TV and movie moments, click here for EW.com’s Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes) coverage. READ FULL STORY
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The hills are alive… with a new version of The Sound of Music.
Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will star as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s broadcast of the original stage version of The Sound of Music, the network announced today. An air date has not been set for the three-hour live event, but it will be broadcast sometime during the holidays in 2013. READ FULL STORY
Last season’s Voice champ Jermaine Paul will return to the singing competition this week to perform his debut single “I Believe in This Life,” EW has learned exclusively. Paul takes the stage again as part of the show’s first live results show, during which the Top 12 artists will be revealed. The results show will also feature Voice coach Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 premiering their latest single “Daylight.”
The Voice‘s first live results show airs Thursday from 8-9 p.m. ET on NBC.
Here’s some news that will be music to the ears of Parenthood viewers: Glen Hansard is guest-starring as himself on an upcoming episode of the NBC drama. The Oscar-winning singer/songwriter and star of Once will use the Luncheonette to record a few tracks. Hosting another famous musician at the studio poses problems for Adam (Peter Krause) and Crosby (Dax Shepard), as they are engaged in a legal battle with their ill-tempered neighbor, who is less than thrilled with all of the activity going on next door. READ FULL STORY
If you thought Nashville‘s Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) would only have one girlfight to wage this season, think again. Tonight, Kimberly Williams-Paisley joins the Music City sudser as Peggy Samper, an ex-girlfriend of Rayna’s husband, Teddy (Eric Close). A real-life Nashville resident and wife of country superstar Brad Paisley, Williams-Paisley talked to EW about how Peggy’s big entrance will ruffle Rayna’s feathers. Watch it in an exclusive clip below, then find out what kind of “trouble” she’s going to get into.
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The CBS music department had a tall order when CSI: NY executive producer Pam Veasey said she wanted to do a music-driven, almost-entirely silent episode of the procedural hit.
The answer to all she sought came after she had started writing the special episode, and from the most unlikely artist — Green Day.
“[I] thought, ‘This is it,’” she remembers “When their music would play, I could see where it fit in with the scenes I’d already written for the show.” The kismet comes as a surprise to no one more than Veasey, a mom of teenage boys who was familiar with the band but far from an avid listener. “Their music fit so well with my story, and I’ll be honest, I was surprised by it. It just clicked,” she says. “It was a very obvious, compatible relationship. I really think Green Day spans to folks like me who are out of the normal demo.”
Yes, those are two different songs. The first is a hard-rocking single from Aerosmith’s 1993 album Get a Grip; the second is a bit of pop fluff by Britney Spears, best known as the theme from the 1999 teen movie Drive Me Crazy. Mashed together and stripped down, they form a low-key super song that sounds just lovely when performed acoustically by Jacob Artist and Melissa Benoist — a.k.a. Jake Puckerman and Marley Rose, two of McKinley High’s newest students.
You could wait to hear their romantic blend on Thursday, when Glee‘s second Britney Spears-themed episode airs… or you could listen to the song now simply by clicking below the jump.
The wait is finally over — provided you’ve been waiting to see how Kate Hudson fares as a mean but talented dance teacher on Glee. Fox has posted the Nine star’s first Glee performance, a spicy mash-up of Lady Gaga’s “Americano” and Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again.” The clip shows off Hudson’s vocal chops, as well as her sultry dance moves — interspersed with shots of Rachel Berry’s (Lea Michele) worried face.
Think Hudson has what it takes to rank among Glee‘s greatest celebrity guest stars? Watch her hoof and decide for yourself:
After a couple of canceled performances and a new Us Weekly report, speculation that Nicki Minaj will help to judge American Idol‘s 12th season is at a fever pitch. And while nothing is final yet, sources have told EW that the Pink Friday rapper is in deep talks to join Fox’s reality juggernaut — though, again, no deal has been made.
Pop diva Mariah Carey signed on to become an Idol judge this summer, shortly after Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and multihyphenate Jennifer Lopez left the show. Singer Nick Jonas revealed a few weeks ago that he is also “being considered” for a seat on the panel. (Sorry, Snoop.)
Stephen Colbert interviews The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne...inside a space capsule -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS
Warning: Strange things may happen on your screen tonight when Stephen Colbert tries to read these lips. As you can see in the photos below, the space enthusiast/host of The Colbert Report will fight quirk with quirk, interviewing The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne while the two lie on their backs inside a space capsule at Manhattan’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. READ FULL STORY
Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is looking to bring a new kind of music performance series to primetime.
The Lollapalooza founder is shopping a project to broadcast networks that takes the TV music show out of the hands of amateur singers and gives it back to the pros. The series would simply feature spectacular live performances by popular artists — no judges, no eliminations. READ FULL STORY
Folk legend Bob Dylan and Cinemax’s hard-charging series Strike Back may not seem like a natural pair — but as a new music video proves, these two could actually be a match made in testosterone-soaked heaven. The clip showcases footage of Strike Back‘s upcoming second season and features Dylan’s “Early Roman Kings,” a bluesy tune that will appear on the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album Tempest. The song is a surprisingly good fit for footage of the action holy trinity: explosions, combat, and pretty ladies holding guns.
But don’t take our word for it; see the video for yourself below. And if it’s got you hankering for more new Dylan, don’t fret: The artist’s song “Scarlet Town” will debut with Strike Back as well, playing over the end credits of the series’ Aug. 17 season premiere.
Where was this honesty during Idol‘s last season?
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, former American Idol judge Steven Tyler admitted that life at AI wasn’t always sunshine and Coca-Cola. “It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest,” he told the magazine, explaining that he joined the judging panel primarily because of spats with his Aerosmith bandmates. And once on the show, Tyler found that Fox’s reality juggernaut was “not [his] cup of tea.”
Though the rock star said he enjoyed working with fellow ex-judge Jennifer Lopez and taking home a fat paycheck — reportedly $10 million per season — Tyler wasn’t keen on criticizing the series’ fresh-faced contestants. “The show’s about kids and what you do to nurture their talent. They wanted me to take the piss out of the kids and I don’t have that in me,” he told Rolling Stone. “That’s not what I’m about.”
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