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Someone’s a little fired up. Demi Lovato gives the disco classic a really angsty hell hath no fury like a woman scorned-type of vibe. I wonder what she was thinking when she sang “I Will Survive” in the recording studio. Was Wilmer Valderrama in the doghouse 😉

The 23-year-old singer’s cover of the 1978 Gloria Gaynor anthem is for the Angry Birds Movie soundtrack. Also featured on the compilation LP are Blake Shelton, Charli XCX, Imagine Dragons and 80s sensation Rick Astley. Check out Lovato’s version below.

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Obviously, it’s not Zoe Saldana. Did you think for a second, the 37-year-old actress would return? Her star has risen tremendously since she pirouetted in Center Stage back in 2000. Ain’t no way she’s gonna slum it for a straight-to-television sequel.

Center Stage: On Pointe is the third in the dance franchise. Sascha Radetsky and Ethan Stiefel reprise their roles of Charlie and slimy choreographer slash sucky boyfriend, Cooper Nielson, respectively. They’ll join Peter Gallagher who once again makes a cameo as American Ballet Company director, Jonathan Reeves. Kenny Wormald and Nicole Munoz who were introduced in Center Stage: Turn It Up are also returning.

Center Stage: On Pointe Synopsis

Jonathan Reeves (Gallagher) is tasked with infusing more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy and enlists his top choreographers Charlie (Radestsky), Cooper (Stiefel) and Tommy (Kenny Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at an intensive camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Nicole Munoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers selected for the camp. Lukasiak stars as Gwen, a talented dancer prodigy who competes at the camp.

Center Stage: On Pointe jetés to Lifetime on June 25. Check out the trailer below.

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As a huge dog lover myself, this music video is right up my alley. I want to adopt every single puppy in this clip. They’re beyond adorable, especially when they get the Beyonce wind machine slo-motion treatment. Bey has nothing on their hairography 😉

Tegan & Sara are making good on their promise to deliver a visual for every single track off their eighth studio album, Love You To Death, out on June 3. “100x” follows previously-released clips for “U-Turn” and my personal favorite, “Boyfriend.” Check out the video below directed by Jess Rona.

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Why didn’t this happen in the first film? I could’ve watched a scene or two of Dave Franco pining over Zac Efron while they engaged in some homoerotic frat activities in Neighbors. It would’ve made the movie much better, right? Better late than never I guess.

For the sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Franco’s character Pete not only comes out as gay but is also planning a wedding. Director Nicholas Stoller explains to Yahoo the reason behind the decision.

“Clearly, we’re playing with the homoerotic tension [in the first film], and I was like, ‘He should just be gay.’ Then in this one, it came up again. [Co-writer] Evan Goldberg brought it up, and he said, ‘I think he should be gay, and part of [his arc] should be the proposal.’ It was kind of all of us coming to the same conclusion.”

Naturally, being a Franco, Dave loves playing a gay character like his older brother James. Read below to learn Dave’s thoughts on his character.

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Reunited and it feels, and sounds, sooooo good. The original Elphaba and Glinda are back for the newest installment of WICKED’s Out of Oz series. They perform the farewell song of the beloved musical, “For Good.”

The duet marks the first time Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel have performed together since the 2004 Tony Awards. It’s been far too long. If you’re a fan of the Tony award-winning musical, it’s a definite must-watch. Check it out below.

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When Jennifer Lopez released “Ain’t Your Mama,” she received substantial backlash. Not so much for the quality of the track but for who produced it- Dr. Luke. J. Lo wisely amps up the female empowerment aspect of the lyrics written by Meghan Trainor for the accompanying video.

“Treat me good, you know?” Lopez told Entertainment Tonight. “Guys have this tendency… They love you in the beginning, and you’re the hottest woman on earth. Then, all of a sudden it’s like, ‘Okay, where’s my food?’ And I’m like, ‘What?!? You kidding me? Take me out.’”

The clip begins with a sample of Hillary Clinton’s 1995 speech from the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Lopez then takes on different personas fighting for their rights from the 50s all the way to present day. The 80s look is my favorite. The 46-year-old then ends it off with an epic dance number, wearing a white jumpsuit with distractingly ugly denim chaps. Check out the video below.

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Fifth Harmony Slow Things Down On ‘Write On Me’

In: Donovan, Music
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It appears Fifth Harmony is exhausted after working so hard from home. I don’t blame them. Those construction workers in their video were hot!!! I wouldn’t mind being tired from that 😉

The girl group slow things down on their latest taste off 7/27 out on May 27. “Write On Me” is an anthemic ballad with a light tropical house beat. It’s quite fantastic. Each lady gets to shine and display their soaring vocals.

“Write On Me is lyrically my favorite song on the album. To me the song is an extended metaphor where you’re asking somebody to “write” on you, envelop you with their words, make their mark on you like you’re a blank canvas,” Camilla wrote on Instagram.

For the accompanying visual, the ladies take an equally simple and literal approach. Some A-HA “Take On Me” sketchpad-like effects take place. Check out the black-and-white clip below.

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Cats Feature Film Adaptation In The Works

In: Donovan, Movies, The Arts
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s feline musical really does have nine lives.

Cats is heading to the big screen with Tom Hooper sitting in the director’s chair. He previously delivered the Oscar-nominated stage-to-screen adaptation of Les Miserables.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Webber’s score for Cats features the iconic number, “Memory.” The musical centers on a tribe of cats who come together for an annual event where one furry friend ascends to heaven.

Cats is the fourth longest-running musical in Broadway history, with over 7,400 shows. The original production ran from 1981 until September 2000. A new production of Cats is set to open this August at the Neil Simon Theatre.

I love musicals, but was underwhelmed when I saw Cats. And that’s putting it nicely. With that being said, I have the utmost respect for Hooper and will most likely check out his adaptation. I wonder who’ll score the coveted role of Grizabella. Any suggestions? Weigh in below.

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