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Posts Tagged ‘Taylor Swift’

Catching Fire Soundtrack Includes Patti Smith & Christina Aguilera

The full track listing for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack has been released.

The CD features songs by Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and Patti Smith, according to Yahoo! Music.

The video embedded above contains a 90-second snippet from Christina Aguilera’s song, “We Remain.” The announcement on the Grammy Award-winning diva’s facebook page has already drawn almost 24,000 “likes.”

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Coldplay Writes Song for ‘Catching Fire’ Soundtrack

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning band Coldplay (pictured, via) will release a song called “Atlas” for the Catching Fire soundtrack.

Lead singer Chris Martin tweeted a photo of the handwritten lyrics (embedded below),  lyrics based on the second book in Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games series.

“Atlas” will be released as a digital download on August 26th.

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Fake J.D. Salinger Oral History Coming in August

Late Show with David Letterman writer and George W. Bush: An Unauthorized Oral History author Tom Ruprecht will publish This Would Drive Him Crazy: A Phony Oral History of J.D. Salinger as a humorous Kindle Single in August.

The parody book will explore imaginary excerpts from the author’s unpublished work, taking a decidedly silly look at Salinger’s life. Here’s more from the release:

This Would Drive Him Crazy reveals shocking secrets about the notoriously reclusive Salinger, from his painful breakup with Taylor Swift to his failed attempt at turning Franny and Zooey into a “Laverne & Shirley”-type sitcom. Ruprecht pulled off a daring Oceans 11-style heist to bust open the safe in Salinger’s house and as a result you’ll be treated to excerpts from J.D.’s diaries, letters and unpublished novels (including the 1985 sequel to The Catcher in the Rye that finds Holden working as a lobbyist for Big Oil).This Would Drive Him Crazy chronicles Salinger’s fascinating encounters with some of the most recognizable figures of our time, including The Beatles, George W. Bush, Pamela Anderson, Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson’s baboon.

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Janis Ian Wins Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Musician Janis Ian beat out First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, political commentator Rachel Maddow and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres for the “Best Spoken Word Album” Grammy award.

Ian narrated her own book for the win.

Audible released the audiobook edition of her nonfiction book, Society’s Child: My Autobiography, in June 2012. The hardcover print version of this book actually came out back in July 2008.

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Hunger Games Soundtrack List Unveiled

Lionsgate has released the full track list for The Hunger Games movie soundtrack.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 & Beyond” album will have 16 songs. It will be released on March 20th, and the official score will follow on March 26th.

Follow this link to see the full soundtrack listing. T Bone Burnett served as executive producer for both the soundtrack and the movie score. The soundtrack includes songs by indie bands like Arcade Fire and The Decemberists alongside songs by mainstream acts like Taylor Swift and Maroon 5.

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Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire & The Decemberists Record Songs for Hunger Games Album

Lionsgate has unveiled a new Taylor Swift song for The Hunger Games called “Safe and Sound;” the ballad features musical-duo The Civil Wars.

Above, we’ve embedded a video that contains the full track–what do you think? Deadline reports that twelve hours following the song’s release, it hit iTunes’ top ten singles list.

Fans can expect more music to come from Canadian indie band Arcade Fire with a song titled Horn of Plenty. Folk-rock group The Decemberists also created an original song titled One Engine. All of these musical contributions will be featured on a companion album for The Hunger Games; the actual movie soundtrack will be released separately.

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The Lorax Trailer Released

The first official trailer for The Lorax has been released, an animated film where actor Danny DeVito plays the title character, The Lorax. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

Dr. Seuss published his picture book starring the orange environmentalist in 1971. Seuss’ widow Audrey Geisel served as an executive producer on the project. The movie will hit theaters on March 2, 2012.

Here’s more from Empire: “Ted (Zac Efron), a lad with a big crush on Ashley (Taylor Swift). When she expresses a desire to see a real, live tree, Ted sets out from their heavily industrialised home to seek out the one person who might help him in his mission to track a tree down: The Once-ler (Ed Helms). But what he discovers is a tragic tale of greed over environmental care, as the Once-ler reveals how he chopped down all the trees in an effort to make himself rich via a product call Thneeds. And that’s despite the best efforts of furry tree-loving sprite The Lorax (Danny DeVito)…” (via Shelf Awareness)

Cubes: An Inside Look at Scholastic’s Global HQ

In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the corporate world headquarters of Scholastic. The company known for Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and, of course, Clifford the Big Red Dog is based out of two conjoined buildings in Manhattan’s SoHo district. The space includes Scholastic’s flagship bookstore, a huge rooftop terrace, one-of-a-kind Harry Potter memorabilia, and a 4,000-square-foot auditorium that recently hosted a performance from Taylor Swift.

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