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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE ROLLING STONES drop a NSFW clip for "Doom and Gloom," plus Noomi Rapace and zombies.

SUFJAN STEVENS is streaming all five volumes of Silver and Gold.

TRACEY THORN is advance streaming Tinsel and Lights.

DELTA RAE has a World Cafe mini-set plus web extras.

JOY DIVISION, live at the University of London Union, January 8, 1980.

THE MOVE: "I Can Hear the Grass Grow," live on French TV. 

PINEY GIR: Her sound has been compared to Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline, but on her latest album, Geronimo, Gir sometimes seems to be conjuring up '60s pop from girl groups to The Troggs. The singer-songwriter spoke with Weekend Edition about making the album, her music influences and her next project.

SCOTT WALKER: The reclusive crooner gives rare quotes for a profile at The Guardian.

BOBBY WOMACK shares the soundtrack of his life with The Guardian.

THE DEAD MILKMEN are releasing a series of seven-inches.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 repeats atop the Thanksgiving weekend with 64 million (on a 55 percent drop no less, but the real story may be the place and show.  Skyfall places with 51 million, up 24.4 percent over last weekend, and only down 12.4 percent over the regular weekend -- the best hold of the Craig Bond films.  And Lincoln shows with 34 million, up 62 percent and up 19 percent over the regular weekend. Rise of the Guardians debuts in the fourth slot with 32 million (perhaps pinched by Wreck-It ralph's sixth place 16.7 million take).  Life of Pi's debut rounds out the Top 5 with 30 million -- a stronger start than many expected.  Below the fold, Red Dawn opened in seventh with 22 million, which means this likely won't be as big a disaster financially as it apparently is critically.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which took 9th place with 5.9 million on only 367 screens, is the latest from director David O. Russell, who brought us "The Fighter."  Here (based on a novel), he brings his flair for family disfunction to Philly, and swaps out meth addiction and boxing for mental disorders and amateur dancing -- although it's much less formulaic (and much funnier) than I just made it sound.  In fact, a script with its share of twists and strong performances from Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro may have ended up as a more satisfying movie than The Fighter, despite a few heavy-handed moments.  Bradley Cooper is also good here -- as good as I've seen him -- though I'm not sure I buy him as lower-middle class.  It's easy to go too saccharine when addressing mental illness (Tropic Thunder's joke about never going "full retard" comes to mind), but the unfiltered nature of our protagonists is handled with respect more than sensitivity, making for an engaging romantic dramedy.

EMMA STONE reportedly has a sex tape from her pre-stardom, a source tells RadarOnline.

GABRIEL AUBRY was arrested Thanksgiving morning after a melee at Halle Berry's house, which sent both Gabriel and Halle's fiance Olivier Martinez to the hospital.

LARRY HAGMAN, best known as the conniving J.R. Ewing on “Dallas”  at Maj. Tony Nelson on "I Dream of Jeannie" — has died at age 81.  —  Hagman died in a Dallas hospital on Friday, due to complications from a recent battle with cancer.  This 2011 NYT interview is kinda great.

HECTOR "MACHO" CAMACHO died from injuries he sustained in a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico.

MAYAM BIALIK is divorcing Michael Stone.

CHEVY CHASE is dropping out of Greendale Community College.

SYRIA: Rebels captured an air base near Damascus, destroying several helicopters and capturing 15 soldiers. Rebels had captured three other military bases earlier in the week along with large quantities of equipment and ammunition.

EGYPT: Protesters clashed with police in Cairo for a third day over President Morsi's power grab. The Muslim Brotherhood called for demonstrations to show support for the president. Morsi said his new powers would be "temporary" and that he wanted dialogue. Uh-huh. Who could've seen all this coming? Everyone, right?

IRAQ: For the first time in eight years, there were no significant sectarian attacks during the Shia holiday of Ashura.

EINSTEIN, the smallest stallion.

THE SQUIRREL THREAT: A militant rodent caused Beaver to go down for about an hour.

THE BIRDS: A hatch on a Swedish church tower inadvertently left open for some three decades resulted in 2 tons of pigeon droppings amassing in the tower, and high anxiety.

A HORSE walks into a bar, finally.

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