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Sharknado 3! Dog vs Shark...and Dog Wins!

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HEY! There's A New *NSYNC Album...Except No One Told The Band!

Sony Music Entertainment "forgot" to mention to  Justin, Lance, Joey, & JC were releasing a new *NSYNC greatest hits album. The guys had no idea! Bass tweeted, "I love when the record label doesn't even tell you they are releasing a new 'NSYNC album tomorrow! #Theycare"

The word spread fast and sold out on amazon immediately. The 2-disc cd titled "The Essential" can also be purchased on Itunes.
The Daily News has the full story with thoughts from the disgruntled boy band at

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Help Buffalo Firefighters Fill The Boot!

Thursday morning, Buffalo Firefighters along with Sabres players and alumni will be at 7 corners throughout the city collecting money from cars during their morning commute for their annual Fill the Boot program. The proceeds are going to SMART (Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team). Find out which corners they'll be at and more about the great things SMART has accomplished at
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Magic!'s "Rude" Was Written In 15 Minutes!

Magic!'s Nasri Atweh tells Rolling Stone that he wrote "Rude" in about 15 minutes because his girl was being rude. ''Yeah, it was a rough night, and she was mean. The next day, I was just writing: "Why you gotta be so rude? / Don't you know I'm human too?" That hook really stuck with Mark more than me — I didn't care. He kept saying, "You gotta write that song." I was like, "I don't like it." And then I played the hook for Adam one day, and he was like, "You should try it more happy." He was playing the guitar and I started singing this whole story. Wrote it in about 15 minutes — it just came out. So, yeah, there's an evolution to the song, but it comes from somewhere real. I think that's why people feel it.''

They've also been covering Stevie Wonder's "Master Blaster" and Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'' during their shows.


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Just After Her Artpark Show, Sarah McLachlan Gets CBS Sunday Morning Profile

Sarah McLachlan was soooo great to Star fans at her Artpark Soundcheck party, and then rocked the place that night.  Yes it wasn't all sleepy music!  CBS Sunday Morning (which RLITM deems a MUST WATCH to start your week) profiled where she's been, and how she is "rocking out" on this tour.
  If the video posted below isn't working properly, then click the CBS Sunday Morning page to see how Sarah is "Back In The Game".

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2014 Young Hollywood Award Winners

Did you stumble upon the Young Hollywood Awards while channel surfing and wonder "what's this...never heard of these before?"  Yep, us too!  Here are the winners:


Fan Favorite Actor Male: Ansel Elgort
Coolest Crossover Artist: Nick Jonas
Breakthrough Actress: Danielle Brooks
Social Media Superstar: Ashley Tisdale
Young Hollywood Trend Setter: Vanessa Hudgens
Fan Favorite Actor Female: Chloe Grace Moretz
Most Awesome Athlete: Louie Vito
Reality Royalty: The Bachelor and The Bachelorette
Viral Superstar: Jenna Marbles
Bingeworthy TV Show: Orange Is The New Black
Song of the Summer: "Fancy" Iggy Azalea ft. Charlie XCX
Breakout Music Artist: Sam Smith
Best Threesome: The Vampire Diaries (Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley)
You're So Fancy: Bella Thorne
Breakthrough Actor: Dylan O'Brien
Champ of Charity: Justin Bieber
Hottest Body (of work): Derek Hough
We Love to Hate You: Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black, Law & Order: SVU)
Favorite Flick: The Fault in Our Stars
Super Superhero: Kellan Lutz (The Legend of Hercules)
Best On-Screen Couple: Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars)
Best Bromance: Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum
Cuz You're Funny: Amy Schumer
Hottest Music Artist: Ed Sheeran

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Beyonce & Jay Z: When The Tours Over, Does The Marriage Follow?
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Lots of rumors that the Beyonce-Jay Z marriage is nothing more than a business partnership right now, and that the breakup will happen as soon as the tour is over.
A weekend piece in the NY POST called the relationship crumbling.  Brutal writeup, but it all makes sense!
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Feel Good Friday Video - "Rude" Magic!
Magic!'s "Rude" is sooooo infectious. Hear it once and your singing "Marry that girl..." over and over. Perfect vid to take you into the weekend!  And it doesn't hurt that they are from Toronto, and that's where they attribute their sound.  You could certainly hear riffs like theirs all up and down Yonge Street as the neighborhoods and ethnic makeups change!

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12 Ways To Look Thinner In Your Swimsuit

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Huffington Post Sez "Sara Bareilles Is A MUST SEE!"

You saw her last week at Artpark in the rain, and you saw how FABULOUS she was last year at Starry Night in the Garden! And now Sara Bareilles IS Huffington Post worthy! Here are 8 reasons
Why Everyone Should see Sara Bareilles Live in Concert because she is more than just simply sooooooo amazing!

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On Demand Video: The Rock and Jimmy Fallon Go "Fungo Brothers"

For more on this hilarious bit check out The New York Daily News.

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Because There Just Isn't Enough Adam Levine: New Maroon 5 Album Art
From Maroon 5's official press release:

Maroon 5 has released the tracklisting for their fifth studio album, V, which features their latest chart-topping single “
Maps.” The album is set to debut on September 2, 2014 via 222 Records/ Interscope Records. In addition to the tracklisting, the band also revealed the upcoming album’s cover art. 
For more information on Maroon 5 and the album,
PRESS HERE to check out the band’s redesigned website.
Bringing it all back home, V features the return of M5’s original keyboardist Jesse Carmichael to the fold, rejoining frontman Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer/percussionist Matt Flynn, and keyboardist PJ Morton after a two-year hiatus. Maroon 5’s latest provides a sonic summation of the group’s journey to date – capturing the essence of the earliest M5 hits through to their most recent successes, as well as providing a picture of its artistic growth into the future
The track listing for V is as follows:
  1. Maps​​​​​​
  2. Animals​
  3. It Was Always You
  4. Unkiss Me​​​​​
  5. Sugar​​​
  6. Leaving California
  7. In Your Pocket​
  8. New Love​
  9. Coming Back For You
  10. Feelings 
  11. My Heart Is Open ft. Gwen Stefani​
B Sides-​
  1. ShootLove​​​​​
  2. Sex and Candy​
  3. Lost Stars​​​​
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Wanna Be In The New Star Wars Movie? Watch JJ Abrams...

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10 Reasons Why Being A Kid In The 80's Was The Best!

Do we even have to explain why?  The classic 80's movies, rockin' girl bands, and of course the perms! (Okay when it comes to the perms, what we're we thinking?)
The Huffington Post reminds you why the 80's were totally rad!

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2014 MTV VMA Nominees

The 2014 MTV VMA nominee class is being lead by Beyonce as she is nominated for 8 awards. The biggest being Video of the Year for her song "Drunk in Love," the duet with her husband Jay Z. Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Eminem and Katy Perry are all competing to win Video of the year against Queen Bey.

Other categories include: Best Male Video, Best Female Video, Best Collaboration, Best Choreography and more.
Check it out here and start voting!

So far the announced performers include Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer. More to be released soon!

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Colbie Caillat's New "Try" Song & Vid: It's All About Girl Power

Colbie Caillat's new music video "Try" is all about girl power and feeling beautiful just the way you are!  An interview with ELLE magazine tells how Caillat is tired of being photoshopped! The video starts off by showing a bunch of women & Calliat covered in makeup and as the video progresses the makeup is slowly taken off to show how naturally gorgeous these women are.  No need to hide these faults ladies, we all have them! (as written by Rob's Producer Alexandra, who is, indeed, a girl!)

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Sipping Wine With Train!
Train rolled in to town Thursday  for two shows at the Fallsview Casino and Resort, and a Wine Party with Star Fans at Giancarlo's in the Walker Center this afternoon!  If you weren't lucky enough to be there, feel like you were with pics on twitter @mystar1025, and our Facebook Photo Album.  Check out the vid for ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS.  Pat Monahan vs Danny Trejo!

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A Girls Night Out Takes 3 Days Of Prep and These 20 Items!

A new survey by feelunique reveals that the average Girls Night Out involves 3 days of planning. Other findings:

- the typical woman will spend an hour applying 14 different beauty products before her Girls Night Out

- 38% of women won't leave the house without make-up

20 Products Women Use Before A Girls Night Out

1. Shampoo

2. Deodorant

3. Shower gel

4. Mascara

5. Conditioner

6. Perfume

7. Foundation

8. Eye shadow

9. Face moisturizer

10. Nail varnish

11. Lipstick

12. Body moisturizer

13. Blusher

14. Pencil eyeliner

15. Hair spray

16. Concealer

17. Cleanser

18. Lip gloss

19. Facial scrub

20. Body scrub

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On Demand Video: Is This Puppy The Next John Legend?
The next Manilow, or Buble?  Or is it just happy torture for him?

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The Most Popular First Dance Wedding Songs Are...

Top 10 Most Popular 'First Dance' Wedding Songs

1. "At Last," Etta James

2. "I Won't Give Up," Jason Mraz

3. "You Are the Best Thing," Ray LaMontagne

4. "All of Me," John Legend

5. "Better Together," Jack Johnson

6. "A Thousand Years," Christina Perri

7. "Everything," Michael Buble

8. "First Day of My Life," Bright Eyes

9. "Then," Brad Paisely

10. "Make You Feel My Love," Adele

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On Demand Video: Weird Al Makes "Happy", "Tacky"

Weird Al will be releasing a collection of eight videos within the next week. The first turns "Happy", Tacky!

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Too Tired to Hit the Gym, Drink Wine It's the Same Thing!

After a crazy Buffalo festival weekend, you're wishing you had Monday off to recuperate.  And there's no way you feel like working out today, so instead of hitting the gym treat yourself to a glass of wine...or two! 
Buzzfeed says its the same thing!

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Wisdom for the Week
I went to a memorial service this weekend.  It was 90 minutes of pure laughter and tears.  Almost felt like being at a Comedy Central roast.  Hilarious at times.  If ever a memorial service should be on DVD, this would be it.  But the biggest thing I took from it were two quick lines: 

Wherever you go, whatever you do. Make it a better place, and make friends.

So true.  Thank you Bruce Kolesnick!
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20 Best Summer Reads Of 2014

We're always on the lookout for the perfect summer read.
Good Housekeepings Best Reads of Summer 2014 covers plenty of genres fit for anyone from romance and comedy to suspense and travel.

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Sharknado 2 Trailer: Any Of These Buildings Look Familiar?

             They should...some of this was filmed in Buffalo in early Spring!

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Did Your Fav Show Get An Emmy Nomination?
RLITM is happy that American Horror Story got a bunch, but wonders if Modern Family and Downton Abbey will clean up (again!).  Watch the Emmy's Monday, August 25th, 8pm on NBC

2014 Emmy Nominations

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House of Cards

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

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Kate Burton, Scandal

Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Reg E Cathey, House of Cards
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Joe Morton, Scandal

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Joan Cusack, Shameless

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Gary Cole, Veep

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Idris Elba, Luther
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On the Edge
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven A
ngela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

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RLITM 10 Thoughts On Timberlake

-JT came on at 8:45...not a bad pre-concert wait...great vibe!

-Did a "We Owe The City of Buffalo" right after the first song,  then mentioned "Buffalo" about 26 the first half alone!  Huge followup to his Fallon show apology including guaranteeing the "Jimmy Hot Stone Massage" about 7 songs in.  Great stuff!

-The band was soooo hot. The staging is so intense, almost to the point of sensory overload, but just
short enough of it to not be distracting.  Justin has a GREAT voice...can do it all.  I only wish we could hear it better.  The sound is very muddled.  At times his voice mix is so buried and bassy that the lyrics aren't clear.  Not the worst concert sound ever, but far from the best

- Didn't sit all night...the most I've stood since a Springsteen Darien Lake show about a decade ago.  Neither has anyone else.  It's that type of show

-Staging is incredible, but lighting is a little on the dark side (by design).  Just wish we had a few more bright, clear looks at Justin's and the band's faces.

-Incredible choreography.  Justin is all sweepy legs!  About 4x tonite I've thought "He looks like he's breaking into an SNL "Come on down to liquorville" sketch dance!

-The 10 minute intermision was a nice touch.  Perfect length.  Although for women, I think it's just enough time to get in line for the bathroom, but not enough time to actually get inside and do your business!

-Seeing LOTS of pregnant women tonite.  One was mentioned by Justin and featured on the big screen.  Thought from my wife: "I bet when the show was 5 months ago many of them thought they would still be able to fit into their fav party dress!"  Looks like lots of wardrobe changes happened when he postponed.

-JT does a shot in tribute to Ralph Wilson!  Who would have seen THAT coming?  Another nice move to make the pain of postponing go if it hadn't already!

-Awesome show!  I can't see how anyone would think they didn't get what they paid for tonite.  Justin was exactly as you wanted Justin to be.  And that's all you can ask for!
  Although a cameo from Jessica Biel Timberlake would have been nice!

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Timberlake Tonight! Justin Then...And Now!

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