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FOX Premieres American Idol Mini-Documentary

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In just a month on January 6, American Idol kicks off its 15th and final season. For any fan of the singing competition, especially of the earlier years, definitely tune in one last time. FOX promises the farewell run will be a season-long celebration.

The network begins its goodbye by releasing a mini-documentary. The current judges, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez, are interviewed along with the OG panel of Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell, to discuss the show’s highlights and impact on pop culture.

Watching the 20-minute clip, I couldn’t help but be a little nostalgic for the glory days. Used to be obsessed with this show, along with millions. While no longer the powerhouse it was once, you can’t deny American Idol’s accomplishments. It’s churned out plenty of household names who have sold millions of records and earned countless Grammys.

Walk down memory lane by watching the video below. It’s amazing to see how far and successful both Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have comes since auditioning for the show.

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Lady Gaga just dropped a powerful new ballad which she co-wrote with Diane Warren. “Til It Happens To You” is the main theme of the documentary The Hunting Ground. The film puts the spotlight on rape culture on college campuses in the United States. As a survivor of rape, the subject hits close to home for the 29-year-old singer.

The accompanying black and white music video, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), contains graphic scenes of sexual harassment and assault. Nikki Reed plays one of four young female students who are all raped. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault. Check out the graphic clip below.

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MTV takes a break from exploiting Teen Moms, binge-drinking Real World‘ers and virgins to focus on a more serious topic.

Whether it’s white guilt or white privilege, White People explores caucasians talking about their ‘whiteness.’ The documentary is spearheaded by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.

White People premieres on July 22 on the network. It follows five young white people around the country, getting their thoughts on the sensitive topic of race-relations. Check out the first trailer below. Uncomfortable doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary was haunting. The newly-released full trailer is downright heartbreaking. ‘A star is reborn,’ states one of the early reviews used in the clip.

Using home videos and archival footage, Amy gives an intimate look at the late singer’s life and tumultuous relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil- her other addiction she says in the preview. The early clips of Winehouse before her signature look are so adorable. The film will reveal unreleased tracks as well.

Amy hits theatres on July 10, a day before the fourth anniversary of her death. Check out the riveting and emotional trailer below.

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“Singing has always been important to me but I never thought I would end up singing, I would be a singer,” the late singer says in the haunting teaser trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary. This summer get to know the girl behind the name in the documentary aptly titled Amy.

“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell,” producer James Gay-Rees as well as Kapadia said in a statement on the film’s official Facebook page. “But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and her precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”

Directed by Asif Kapadia, the film chronicles the early years of the “Rehab” singer’s tragic life all the way to til her untimely death and beyond. The film will show unseen footage and reveal unreleased tracks.

Amy is scheduled to hit theaters in the UK on July 3, roughly around the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death. Check out the trailer below.

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Rihanna Reunites With Battleship Director

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Fear not, a sequel for Battleship has not been greenlit. Can you imagine a studio exec crazy enough to finance another film based on the classic board game? One was more than enough. Though beautifully shot, that sci-fi action film was one hot mess.

Rihanna and Peter Berg, who directed her in Battleship, are once again teaming up. This time, the 27-year-old singer will be the focus of the project. Berg will produce a theatrical feature documentary that will give an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.”

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Malcolm Ingram, best known for his award-winning work in Small Town Gay Bar, is back with another documentary. The Canadian indie director, this time, puts the spotlight on the wide world of sports.

The documentary, Out To Win, features a collection of high-profile LGBT athletes– some who have come out during their career and others after. It’ll also chronicle the history of LGBT individuals in professional sports and showcase aspiring LGBT athletes from around the world.

Based on the trailer, Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova, Brittney Griner, Billie Jean King and Billy Bean are some of the athletes taking part in the project. Out To Win premieres at the SXSW Festival next month in Austin. Check out the recently-released teaser trailer below.

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The legendary Stevie Nicks has a documentary coming out in April called Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams and the trailer for the film just came out. It’s described as an intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring and legendary artists and an up-close portrayal of Nicks recording her critically acclaimed In Your Dreams CD in collaboration with Dave Stewart. Stewart directed the documentary and it is scheduled to screen in over 50 theaters across North America on April 2.

The documentary captures Nicks as she and Stewart join forces on a musical journey to write and record the record. Nicks called this “the greatest year of my life” and felt compelled to share the experience that she describes as “the day the circus came to town” with her fans.

Also in the documentary is never-before-seen personal scrapbook stills from Nicks’ childhood and family life, as well as some candid backstage and performance shots taken over the last 35 years. Check out the trailer below. Any Stevie Nicks fans out there!?

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