ROBIN PECKHOLD (Fleet Foxes) joins ALELA DIANE for a cover of Jackson Browne's "These Days."
THE DUKE SPIRIT is streaming Bruiser.
GILLIAN WELCH & DAVE RAWLINGS stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.
TUNE-YARDS also stopped by World Cafe for a chat and mini-set.
ADELE: Live at the Royal Albert Hall is streaming today only.
SHARON VAN ETTEN drops "Serpents," filled with indie cameos, from her upcoming Tramp.
CRAIG FINN officially drops "Honolulu Blues" in advance of Clear Heart Full Eyes.
AMY WINEHOUSE: "Halftime" is the latest advance track from her Lioness: Hidden Treasures posthumous LP.
CAMERON CROWE's mixtape for Matt. Damon.
CAMERA OBSCURA go quasi-Spectorian on 2009's "The Sweetest Thing."
THE ROLLING STONES: In honor of Some Girls' re-release, Mick Jagger sat down with World Cafe host David Dye to discuss the album, and Keith Richards spoke with WXPN's Michaela Majoun. Jagger also talked to Spinner about the reissue, its New York and disco influences, the lies and rumors about their songs and how the hit track 'When the Whip Comes Down' surprisingly never led anyone to question his sexuality.
ELVIS COSTELLO objects to a limited edition box set.
NOEL GALLAGHER talks to the New York Times about remaining grounded as a solo act, how his brother is like LBJ, where Oasis ranks in the rock pantheon, and so on.
NME revealed its annual Cool List. The Top 10 are explained by The Guardian.
ROBIN GIBB claims he's recovering and would like to tour again with brother Barry. But... spider therapy?
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 repeated atop the Thanksgiving chart, even on a 55 percent drop, bringing in another 62.3 million. The sparkly vampires have taken in 221.3 million, roughly twice the production budget, in the US alone. The Muppets placeed with 42 million, almost recouping its 45 million budget in its first weekend and making almost twice as much as each of the last two Muppet movies made in their entire runs. Happy Feet Two dropped only 13.5 percent to show with 18.4 million. Arthur Christmas -- the first collaboration between Sony Animation and Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit) -- got great reviews but took in just 17 million, which means it's going to need all the good word of mouth it can get to recoup its 100 million budget (it has taken in another 12 million overseas). Similarly, Martin Scorsese's Hugo got boffo reviews but rounds oth the Top 5 with a 15.4 million opening against a budget reportedly somewhere in the 150-170 million range. Happy Feet Two, Arthur Christmas and Hugo will all get a chance at showing legs, as the next big blast of family films comes closer to Christmas.
THE MUPPETS: My tweet-length review is, "If you like the Muppets, you'll like The Muppets." The slightly longer version is that this is the story of a young man who grew up loving the the original Muppet Show and dreamed of joining thier troupe. In the movie, this role is played by a new muppet named Walter. In real life, this role is played by actor Jason Segel, who is not only the human lead, but also to co-writer and co-executive producer. We should have seen this coming from the puppet show in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, right? Purists need not worry, as Segel & Co. update the classic franchise while maintaining its tone, never lapsing into edge or irony for cheap laughs (wll almost never, which makes the Parents' Guide pretty funny). The plot is right out of the "let's put on a show" tradition stretching from Mickey & Judy (indeed, Mickey Rooney perfoms here near Leslie Feist) through The Blues Brothers, which doesn't really matter because what you're paying for is the reurn of beloved characters and celebrity cameos. And yes, the musical numbers. The new ones hold up next to the 1979 classic "Rainbow Connection," which is heard here. While everyone likely could have done without the Starship tune, there is another more contemporary hit performed by the hens that is sheer genius (and a joke the kids won't get in that way).
HUGO: Martin Scorsese is not first name tha comes to mind when thinking of family films, but he's an excellent choice to adapt Brian Selznick's odd book/graphic novel, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," about an orphan who maintains the clocks in a Paris train station in the years after WWI. That's because the story is also partially a fictionalized lesson in film history, and Scorsese's love of the medium and passion for film preservation is all over Hugo. His choice to shoot in 3-D is also brilliant for reasons I won't spoil here. The educational aspects of the movie may be a problem for younger attention spans, but more mature kids and their parents should be charmed, not only by Asa Butterfield in the starring role, but particularly by the performances of Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz.
TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN is causing viewers to suffer seizures. Literally.
LILY ALLEN and her husband, Sam Cooper, welcomed their first child, a girl, on Friday, according to various reports.
ASHTON KUTCHER & DEMI MOORE: Sara Leal - the 22-year-old blonde who allegedly slept with Kutcher this summer - insists she isn't responsible for the actor's crumbling marriage to Demi Moore.
BRITNEY SPEARS: Jason Trawick has been doing some serious ring shopping and he is close to plopping down a massive amount of cash on her engagement ring, a source close to the couple tells RadarOnline.
JUSTIN BIEBER: The woman at the center of the never-ending Justin Bieber baby-mama allegations is continuing to try the pop star's patience as her lawyer today demanded the Biebs submit to yet another DNA test.
MILEY CYRUS jokes about being a pothead at her birthday party.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & JESSICA BIEL: She's got the power in the relationship?
BRADGELINA: Jolie tells 60 Minutes she's lucky she didn't die young, and now saves her wild side for Pitt.
OLIVIA WILDE & JAKE GYLLENHAAL seemed to be "very cozy" over dinner at Chinatown Brasserie.
RYAN GOSLING & EVA MENDES packed on the PDA in Paris.
STAR TREK: The 3-D sequel is now set for the prime spot of May 17, 2013.
BEFORE THE MUPPETS: 10 Surreal and Experimental Works by Jim Henson.
TEN MUPPET FACTS You Probably Don't Know.
EGYPTIANS prepared to vote today in the first elections since Mubarak's ouster, a milestone many hoped would usher in a democratic age after decades of dictatorship. Instead, the polling is already marred by turmoil in the streets and the population is sharply polarized and confused over the nation's direction.
IRAN threatened Israel with "150,000 missiles" if Israel launches any military action against the Islamic theocracy.
SYRIA: In an unprecedented move, the Arab League approved sanctions against Syria to pressure crackdown on dissent. Iraq refused to implement the sanctions while Lebanon "disassociated itself" from the decision. Libya's new rulers may aid the rebels in Syria.
IRAQ: Mahdi Army militiamen are joining the government's security services under a secret deal between the government and the Sadrist movement.
PAKISTAN: Afghan and Western officials on Sunday said NATO and Afghan forces on a nighttime operation Saturday came under fire from across the Pakistan border before they called in a deadly airstrike on two Pakistani military posts, in an incident has left U.S.-Pakistan relations in tatters. Pakistan indefinitely shut down North Atlantic Treaty Organization supply lines through Pakistan and said it was re-evaluating its military, intelligence and diplomatic links with the US. Authorities there gave the US two weeks to pull out of a Pakistani air base that Washington has used in the past to launch drone strikes on Taliban militants.
SALMON swim upstreet in in Mason County, Wash.
A TURKEY fights back on Thanksgiving.
THE SQUIRREL THREAT: County workers blasted squirrels right out of their tunnels Tuesday at Pioneer Park in Bakersfield to control the squirrel and gopher infestation. And who is the gopher's ally? His friend. The harmless squirrel and the friendly rabbit...
BAYWATCH: A dead beached whale in San Diego is going to be sticking around for another few days as authorities wait for better tides to help them shift the 50-foot (15m) cetacean. Lifeguard Greg Buchanan said there are three options for dealing with a dead whale: letting it rot on the beach, towing it out to sea to destroy it or hauling it to a landfill. He must not have heard about the fourth option: blowing it to bits with explosives as they used to do in the '70s.
BOO-BOO is testing a camera, Yogi.