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Much to the delight of Harmonizers, Fifth Harmony’s debut album Reflection is streaming online a week ahead of its February 3 release. When the official tracklist was unveiled, the song I was most looking forward to checking out was “Like Mariah.” Clearly the track would be an homage to the elusive chanteuse, but exactly how.

The track interpolates one of Carey’s biggest hits, “Always Be My Baby.” Great choice. Their tribute perfectly captures Mimi during her 90s hey day. Much like Carey often does, Fifth Harmony enlists a rapper to add a little urban edge. Tyga in this instance.

This isn’t the first time the girl group has been linked to Carey. They covered “All I Want For Christmas Is You” this past holiday season. Give “Like Mariah” a listen below and be sure to weigh in afterward.

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Who you gonna call? Apparently, Melissa!!!

Melissa McCarthy is once again reuniting with director Paul Feig. They previously collaborated on the blockbusters The Heat, Bridesmaids and the upcoming Spy, hitting theaters on May 22, 2015. Their next project together will be the highly-anticipated all-female Ghostbusters film.

The Hollywood Reporter first revealed the news with Feig then following up with a tweet showing all four actresses appearing in the reboot. Find out who’s all on board below. Here’s a hint. It’s pretty much an SNL affair.

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Last week saw the video releases of The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding’s contributions for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. Now, we have Sia’s offering. As one would expect, and hope, it’s an emotional and haunting ballad.

Sadly though, there is no accompanying visual yet for “Salted Wound.” Hopefully that situation will be remedied soon. In the meantime, check it out below.

The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack which also includes cuts from Annie Lennox, Jessie Ware and Beyonce will be released on Feb. 10, followed by the film’s release on Feb. 13.

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Fantastic Four Reboot Releases First Teaser Trailer

In: Donovan, Movies
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If you weren’t a fan of the Fantastic Four movies a decade ago, Chronicle director Josh Trank promises to take the franchise into a different direction. Based on the first teaser trailer, he’s certainly making good on his promise. It certainly has a different tone from the two previous films and looks much better.

Taking over superhero duties from Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis are Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as The Thing. Great job on casting. These four are a talented young crop of rising stars.

“Fantastic Four, contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.”

The Fantastic Four storms into theaters on August 7, 2015. Get your first look below.

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Sam Smith Settles ‘Stay With Me’ Copyright Dispute

In: Donovan, Music
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Sam Smith quietly and amicably settled a copyright dispute involving his breakout hit “Stay With Me” over the weekend. Tom Petty claimed Smith’s Grammy-nominated ballad sounded very similar to his 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.”

As a result of the resolution, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne who co-wrote “I Won’t Back Down” will now receive partial writing credits for “Stay With Me.” Read a statement from Smith’s people below claiming it was all just a complete coincidence.

“Recently the publishers for the song ‘I Won’t Back Down,’ written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, contacted the publishers for ‘Stay With Me,’ written by Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips, about similarities heard in the melodies of the choruses of the two compositions,” Smith’s rep tells Rolling Stone. “Not previously familiar with the 1989 Petty/Lynne song, the writers of ‘Stay With Me’ listened to ‘I Won’t Back Down’ and acknowledged the similarity.”

Smith’s rep added, “Although the likeness was a complete coincidence, all involved came to an immediate and amicable agreement in which Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne are now credited as co-writers of ‘Stay With Me’ along with Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips.”

No word if Smith is required to retroactively compensate Petty and Lynne or if they’ll just receive future earnings. One thing is certain though, the newly-added co-writers will not be eligible for Grammys should “Stay With Me” win statues. Check out both tracks below, along with a side-by-side comparison.

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Nick Jonas Joins FOX’s Scream Queens

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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FOX’s upcoming new horror-comedy anthology just got a little sexier. Scream Queens just booked Nick Jonas in a recurring role. The 22-year-old joins previously announced cast members Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ariana Grande. This series is shaping up to be must-see television.

The first season of Scream Queens will revolve around a series of murders on a college campus. If Ryan Murphy’s new series is renewed, it will follow in the footsteps of American Horror Story and feature a new plot and cast every season.

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Esmée Denters became a YouTube sensation back in the late 2000s with her amazing video performances. One of the artists she covered took notice of her.

Justin Timberlake became so enamored with Denters that she became the first artist to sign to his label, Tennman Records. Timberlake even recorded the duet, “Love Dealer,” (love the song) with his protégée which became a Top 10 Billboard Club hit. Though Denters scored a couple hits off her debut album in her native Netherlands, Tennman Records decided not to release another album with her.

Fast forward five years later and the 26-year-old Dutch singer is one of the contestants competing on the fourth season of The Voice UK. She started off shaky covering “Yellow” by Coldplay during her blind audition, but eventually all four judges including will.i.am and Rita Ora turned around for her.

Check out her audition below, along with her JT duet from back in the day. Hope she does well on the show. I was always a fan.

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Kelly Clarkson Debuts ‘Heartbeat Song’ Lyric Video

In: Donovan, Music
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Heartbeat Song” has grown on me since I first heard it. With that being said, I still maintain that’s it’s not strong enough as a lead cut. Perhaps, a B-side or third or fourth single. Don’t you think?

Whatever your stance is on the single, the newly-released lyric video probably won’t change your mind. It’s pretty much in the vein of the boombox cover art with the song’s lyrics typed out. Pretty simple but it gets the job done. Check it out below if you’re unsure about any of the verses.

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