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RISE AND GRIND! MORNING MUSIC NEWS: HBO Will Air Jay Z & Beyonce’s “On The Run” Concert, And MORE!

lboogie81:

Great plan, HBO! The #BeyHive will be VERY HAPPY!

Originally posted on Global Grind:

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It’s official: Beyoncé runs HBO. Last year, her Life Is But a Dream special aired on the network. And, currently, her 10-episode series of concert performances called Beyoncé: X10 is running. Now, HBO has just agreed to air her “On the Run” concert with Jay Z. [Rap-Up]

For a while now, Azealia Banks has been asking to be released from her label, Universal. Apparently, her wish has finally come true. The “212″-rapper went to Twitter to announce that she’s not on Universal any longer. [HypeTrak]

Rita Orahas a song in the safe called “The Single Most Amazing.” It was written by Prince and produced by Josh Welton. The song sounds amazing. Listen to a preview now. [Idolator]

New Young Thug tape on deck? Yes, please. The unique rapper just released 1017 Thug 2, the sequel to his 2013…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Leads Emmy Nominations

Originally posted on CBS DC:

LOS ANGELES — The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

The meth kingpin drama “Breaking Bad” was next in line with 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for star Bryan Cranston.

Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious miniseries, “Fargo,” with 18 bids, and “American Horror Story: Coven,” with 17. The AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” received 16 nominations, including best TV movie.

The nominees for best actor in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”; Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.”

The nominees for best actress in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Lizzy Caplan…

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“John Adams” HBO Miniseries, The History of America

Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:

We decided to re-watch this wonderful miniseries based on the writing of the Pulitzer Prize winning author, David McCullough.  History comes alive with the superb acting, writing and story!   Yes, the inspirational  story of beginning of the United States of America.  It shows and tells the brave farmer army which took on the greatest army in the world, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, Adams and Jefferson in Europe, President George Washington and much more.  You might find yourself “binge watching” this seven episode miniseries.  It is available on HBO On Demand.

Continued  blessings of freedom!

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How John Oliver And HBO Shattered TV’s Comedy-News Format

lboogie81:

I LOVE this show! It is on the same level of relevant satire as “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and “The Colbert Report”!

Originally posted on Variety:

Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true.

The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and often pack as much research as a front-page story you might see from a traditional outlet like a newspaper (when front-page stories carried more weight in the modern news cycle). Last Sunday, Oliver presented a nearly 20-minute treatise on the plight of gay, lesbian and transgender citizens of Uganda, raising the notion that evangelicals from America may have played an instrumental role in harsh new treatment being doled out by that nation’s government.

The segment included nods to information from Al Jazeera, NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, CNN, MSNBC, Christian evangelical news organization World, and advocacy group Political Research Associates, not to mention…

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Watch John Oliver Hilariously Try to Guess If Soccer Players’ Names Are Real

Originally posted on TIME:

GQ decided to challenge Last Week Tonight host John Oliver — who happens to be a die-hard soccer fan — to a little World Cup test. They presented him with a list of players and asked him to determine whether their names were real or fake. You’d think he’d do pretty well, but he actually stumbles quite a bit, and the results are hilarious.

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