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TCM Festival: Lee Grant on Surviving Both the Blacklist and Aging

The Oscar winner for 'Shampoo' says: "I was 36 when I got off the blacklist — and lied about my age."

TCM Film Festival: Michael Douglas Opens Up About Career, Personal Issues

"The year that I won the Oscar for 'Wall Street,' and 'Fatal Attraction' opened two months before — it was a good year."

WriteGirl Teams Pro Songwriters With Local Youth to Create Original Music

The organization recently hosted a workshop pairing women who've written hits for the likes of Demi Lovato with underserved teen girls looking to find their own voice.

Tom Petty Joined by Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks and More at Epic MusiCares Tribute Show

The wide-ranging list of fellow legends serenading Petty included George Strait, The Lumineers, Randy Newman, Foo Fighters and more.

Grammys: 8 Key Races to Watch

Adele or Beyonce? Rihanna or Solange? This year's Grammy's stage will host some of the biggest stars in music including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Chance the Rapper, plus a tribute to the legendary…

How Sheryl Crow Helped Birth a Burt Bacharach Anthem for Autistic Children

The Oscar-winning composer scored the music for 'Po,' a drama about a boy with the complex disorder: "[The song] comes from looking at that kid. And if it breaks my heart a little bit, maybe I can…

How Rita Wilson Became a Singer-Songwriter for ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

Wilson's husband, Tom Hanks, would come home from film shoots to the sound of melodies she was developing with co-writers. "I've always been involved in music," she says.

How Common Convinced Ava DuVernay to Use His Uplifting Song for Civil Rights Doc ’13th’

At President Obama's birthday party in August, the Oscar-winning songwriter seized the opportunity to pitch the director his song "A Letter to the Free," which heralds "America's moment to come to…

Mavis Staples on Being Produced by Prince, Receiving Her Kennedy Center Honor

The gospel-soul singer's career is outlined in the doc 'Mavis!' which also makes note of her and Bob Dylan's romantic moment at a festival during the mid-'60s.

Bill Hader Gets Trippy as Roger Corman, Kicking Off Series of Unmade-Script Live-Reads

The no-frills production of 'The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes' was the first in a series called "The Greatest Movies Never Made."

Herb Alpert Gives $10.1 Million to Los Angeles Community College

The record donation from the jazz legend and philanthropic leader will fund music education for hundreds of students each year at a community college he calls "a gem ... alive and kicking."

TCM Fest: Smell-O-Vision to Get Rare and Pungent Encore at Cinerama Dome

The ill-fated 1960 movie 'Scent of Mystery' treated moviegoers to the actual smells of everything from tobacco to bulls.