thesuntimes.com http://www.thesuntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section thesuntimes.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 04:06:13 +0000 The Farr Side: Several new features for ‘Idol’ Season 13 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229936/-1/music?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:28:11 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229936/-1/music Viewership was down at the beginning of the season, but that was before people truly gave the current judging lineup a chance. Perhaps America still has a bad taste in their mouths from the last year's judging feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
I believe Lopez's return to the panel was a good move. She's a natural fit. Urban proved himself as judge last [...]]]>
Video of the Day: ‘House of Cards’ returns http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219608/-1/music?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:05:45 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219608/-1/music Hot video: "House of Cards" returns

Alessandra Stanley, the chief television critic for The New York Times, discusses the new season of the Netflix political drama.

Screen [...]]]> The Talker: Drake apologizes for arguing Rolling Stone cover http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219639/-1/music?rssfeed=true Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:02:48 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140214/NEWS/140219639/-1/music Something to talk about

After throwing a hissy fit after being thrown off the cover of Rolling Stone, Drake has apologized. The Canadian rapper was slated for this week's feature, but the magazine chose to replace him with a tribute to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Drake took to Twitter after the decision to complain, but has since deleted his tweets and said, ""I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend [...]]]> Video of the Day: Lindsay Lohan sings karaoke http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140213/NEWS/140219684/-1/music?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:17:59 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140213/NEWS/140219684/-1/music Hot video: Lindsay Lohan sings karaoke

Actress Lindsay Lohan wore a midriff-baring design as she grabbed the mic for a classic tune. She covered Steve Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen" for a friend's birthday party this week in New York City.

Screen [...]]]> Meet the Beatles: How four longhaired lads from Liverpool changed America http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209619/-1/music?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:32:34 +0000 By Rick Holmes More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209619/-1/music It was a long, long time ago. Fifty years, as a matter of fact. I was in middle school, though we called it junior high back then. And there was never a better time to be entering adolescence.
President Kennedy had been shot in November, and grownup America was in a pretty dark mood that winter. But something was growing in America's youth, and [...]]]>
The Talker: Jay Leno says farewell to the ‘Tonight Show’ http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209625/-1/music?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:21:02 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140207/NEWS/140209625/-1/music In the 22 years that Jay Leno hosted the "Tonight Show" — give or take the spare months Conan O'Brien took the helm — O.J. Simpson was the celebrity most often used as the butt of Leno's jokes. On Thursday night, he said goodbye to his fans: http://bit.ly/1bCMFUU
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Tony Sauro: Remembering how the Beatles stormed U.S. sound barriers in 1964 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209678/-1/music?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:46:23 +0000 By Tony Sauro More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209678/-1/music Improbable as it still seems, four cheeky lads from Liverpool, England, blew away their nation's post-World War II fog in 1961.
Their earliest recordings were available - through obscure music labels (Swan, Veejay, MGM) - in the U.S. in 1963.
Their buoyant charm helped young people sneak in a few small smiles following the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
However, on Feb. [...]]]>
The Farr Side: Bruno Mars gave memorable halftime performance http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209721/-1/music?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:38:24 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209721/-1/music Sure, the Seattle Seahawks totally annihilated the Denver Broncos, but it was Mars who truly gave the show of a lifetime.
People will be talking about Bruno Mars' performance for Super Bowls to come.
Mars was the perfect choice for the coveted halftime slot, which is heavily scrutinized each year. Last year, Beyonce had the job, but her performance didn't live up to the hype.
It's a lot of pressure to dazzle [...]]]>
The Talker: Subway to remove ‘yoga-mat chemical’ from bread http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209723/-1/music?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:24:59 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209723/-1/music A chemical that's used in the production of foamed plastics like yoga mats and rubber-soled shoes will no longer be part of Subway's bread, the Chicago Tribune reports. The sub shop was using the ingredient — azodiacarbonamide — as a bread conditioner to whiten the dough and bake it faster. An online petition had been started by Vani Hari, creator of the website foodbabe.com, to remove the ingredient, which is banned in other countries.
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Kent Bush: The Beatles - what might have been http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209736/-1/music?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:42:18 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140206/NEWS/140209736/-1/music Ed Sullivan put them on the air, and the four young men from Liverpool started a cultural revolution.
I remember it like it was yesterday – mainly because it was just yesterday that I watched the video for the one thousandth time.
I am only 43 years old, so I can't offer any memories of what it was like crowding around one of the few television sets in our neighborhood to watch the performance that night. I can't tell you what it [...]]]>
The Talker: ‘Biggest Loser’ champ too skinny? http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209778/-1/music?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:44:52 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209778/-1/music Is this even real? DMX is reportedly going to celebrity-box George Zimmerman for "every black person who has been done wrong in the system." Check out the A.V. Club story here: http://avc.lu/1g2kDlq
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Did you see Tuesday night's #creationdebate with Bill Nye? Debate who won on Twitter.
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The weight-loss show crowns a winner, who has since been called "too skinny" by some after losing 150 pounds: [...]]]>
Video of the Day: Boy’s emotional reaction to ‘Say Something’ http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209826/-1/music?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209826/-1/music A 4-year-old boy's emotional reaction to A Great Big World's song "Say Something" is a hit after his father, Mark Blitch, posted video of him on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1ilhoY2
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Take a sneak peek at "Winter Gold: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast." … 8 p.m. EDT tonight, NBC.
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Have you taken a look back at your Facebook history yet today? In honor of Facebook's 10th anniversary, the [...]]]>
The Talker: Drake, Robin Thicke among Canadian rapper award nominees http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209850/-1/music?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140204/NEWS/140209850/-1/music Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the hit show "Sherlock" and top of the list for celebrity favorite names, stopped by "Sesame Street" to get his count on with none other than The Count. PBS tweeted a photo of #Counterbatch, and it's making the rounds.
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In 2014, the best in Canadian talent will take centre stage in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the 43rd annual JUNO Awards. Nominees include Drake and Robin Thicke — betcha didn't know they were Canadian, [...]]]>
The Talker: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140203/NEWS/140209928/-1/music?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:39:08 +0000 http://www.thesuntimes.com/article/20140203/NEWS/140209928/-1/music An autopsy was scheduled Monday for Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead Sunday afternoon at his home after an apparent drug overdose. Hoffman, 46, was in 60 movies in his 20-year career, which included an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biopic "Capote."
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