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I’ve been known to sing along with my favorite divas on long road trips. There’s nothing that passes the time on the road than belting out ballads from the likes of Mariah, Whitney and Celine to name a few. This is pretty much my dream come true. That James Corden is one lucky bloke.

Mariah Carey made an appearance on The Late Late Show during Corden’s first week hosting the late night staple. The ‘elusive chanteuse’ sang some of her memorable hits including “Always Be My Baby,” “Fantasy,” “Vision of Love” and “Thirsty” while James commuted to work.

Even though Carey’s voice isn’t at its peak form, it’s still pretty stellar. Check out the fun clip below.

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April 11 ya’ll. Mark your calendars now!!! This is no April Fools joke. Cookie effing Lyons is heading to Saturday Night Live. Words can’t even describe my excitement. Taraji P. Henson is going to slay it during her hosting debut.

Even though the long-running late night staple already aired an Empire spoof during Chris Hemsworth’s episode, I expect another sketch based on the FOX hip-hop drama to come. Fingers crossed, they poke fun at Cookie slammin down Boo Boo Kitty on the pool table.

NBC also revealed that Michael Keaton is also hosting. The Birdman actor will appear on the April 4 show, marking his third time presiding over Studio 8H. Find out which musical act is on board for each episode below.

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Downton Abbey To End After Season 6

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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Brace yourselves folks. Downton Abbey will close its doors after Season Six. PBS and producer Carnival Films announced the heartbreaking news Thursday.

“The ‘Downton’ journey has been amazing for everyone aboard. People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea. Exactly why the series had such an impact and reached so many people around the world, all nationalities, all ages, all types, I cannot begin to explain. But I do know how grateful we are to have been allowed this unique experience. I suspect the show will always be a principal marker in most of our careers as we set out from here, and if so, I consider that a blessing and a compliment.” – Julian Fellowes, writer and creator

The period drama is PBS’ most popular series of all time. During it’s run, it’s amassed 51 Emmy nominations so far and winning 11. Not to mention numerous Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTAs and so on.

I’m curious exactly what caused the production company to pull the trigger? Was it production costs? The drama’s stars wanting to move on? Or some other crazy reason? Clearly, it’s not the ratings because it’s a juggernaut in that area.

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Can we first address the eyebrows? Holy Brooke Shields circa the 1980s. I’m obsessed!!!

Didn’t love Rihanna dabbling with folk on “FourFiveSeconds?” You’re not alone, many in her Navy weren’t feeling the polarizing lead cut. Fear not, ratchet RiRi is back with her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money.” The 27-year-old released her latest song on the selfie video app, Dubsmash.

#BBHMM was co-written by Rihanna and Bibi Bourelly features production by DePuTy. It’s the official second single off her highly-anticipated eighth studio album, tentatively titled R8. It’ll be released this year via her new label imprint Westbury Road Records.

Personally, I was hoping for more of a dance pop number, but don’t mind the urban vibe. I’m still waiting, however, for the full-version of “American Oxygen.” In the meantime, check it out “Bitch Better Have My Money” below.

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Looks like someone is having no problem booking gigs post Glee? Lea Michele already has a role in FOX’s new high-profile comedy horror anthology, Scream Queens. She’s also branching out and headed to the silver screen. The 28-year-old just booked a leading role in the feature film, The Layover.

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Karmin Returns With ‘Along The Road’ Music Video

In: Donovan, Music
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While signed with Epic Records, Karmin released an EP and studio album. They even scored a Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hit with “Brokenhearted.” Though their experience was positive with Epic, the duo asked out of their contract to return to their indie roots for their sophomore effort, Leo Rising.

Nick Noonan explains to Billboard, “We developed amazing relationships that we would not have today without them, they gave us the radio start. But we just felt it was a different thing [musically] from what they thought it was.” Amy Heidemann added, “We were hungry to try a more musically honest approach. We wanted to be a little bit nerdier than we think they had hoped.”

Writing and producing their owns songs isn’t all they’re tackling these days. The real life couple went all DIY while filming their music video for “Along The Road.” With some supplies purchased at Home Depot and thousands of sample shoes from Creative Rec, they created the eye-catching backdrop in the visual. Check out their video below.

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Slow West immediately made a huge splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The action thriller film was the dramatic winner of the Sundance Institute’s World Cinema Jury Prize.

Finally, the first trailer for the well-reviewed film has dropped. I’m not a fan of westerns but this one has my interest piqued. And not just because that sexy Michael Fassbender stars in it. Though that doesn’t hurt.

“At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.”

The film was written and directed by John Maclean. Rounding out the cast are Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn and Caren Pistorius. Slow West opens in theaters and becomes available on VOD May 15. Check out the trailer below.

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Adam Lambert is about to embark on a new era with his third studio album, The Original High. It’s his first offering since leaving RCA Records over creative differences and signing with his new label. I can’t wait for the lead cut, “Ghost Town,” to drop on April 21. The slinky Max Martin-produced track will undoubtedly be huge club hit.

The 33-year-old singer talks about his new album, singing with Queen, advancing gay rights in the music industry with Hunger. Lambert also poses for a stunning broody fashion editorial snapped by Rankin for the publication. Check out more photos and quotes below.

On The “Ghost Town”

“The first single feels like the perfect introduction to The Original High. It establishes itself in a very earthy, vulnerable way and transforms into a hypnotic dream full of surreal imagery and set to a minimal yet massive deep house beat. The hook will worm its way into your ears after the first listen. Get ready!”

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