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‘Star Wars Disco Ballet’ Is a Thing That Exists [VIDEO]

What do you get when you put together disco, a few dozen yards of gold lamé, a troupe of ballet dancers and ‘Star Wars’ mania at its late ’70s peak?

The answer, as demonstrated by this mesmerizing four-minute “disco ballet” from a French TV show, is one of the most mind-bogglingly awesome insane ‘Star Wars’ tie-ins we’ve ever seen — and yes, that includes the infamous ‘Star Wars Holiday Special.’ 

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Peanut Butter Price Hike Could Make Things Sticky for Consumers

Peanut butter has been a staple for frugal food lovers for years, but a looming price increase could make it more of a luxury item before the end of the year.

Facing shortages after a dismal peanut harvest, producers have begun implementing steep price hikes, and consumers will start feeling the pinch this week — adding to a general rise in the cost of food throughout 2011. 

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Tony Bennett Sets New Records with His Amy Winehouse Duet, ‘Body and Soul’

We often refer to senior citizens as being in their ‘golden years,’ but Tony Bennett is taking it to a whole new level. In fact, before long, he could be in his platinum years.

At the age of 87, the veteran singer is still reaching new levels of success, breaking a pair of Billboard records with the first single from his ‘Duets II’ album.

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Boyz II Men Reveal How They Hooked Up with Justin Bieber for Christmas Song, ‘Falalalala’

The more we learn about Justin Bieber‘s upcoming Christmas album, the clearer it becomes that it won’t be just another quickie cash-in holiday release. Bieber’s bringing all-new original material to the table and lining up some special guests to help him share the yuletide spirit.

One example: ’90s R&B mainstays Boyz II Men, who Bieber invited to join him for a track titled ‘Falalalala.’

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‘Glee’ Donating $1 Million to School Arts Programs

If you feel like those wacky ‘Glee’ kids are everywhere lately, you aren’t alone — heck, even Cory Monteith supposedly thinks they need to take it down a notch. But in between all that singing, dancing and carrying on, the show is spreading an important pro-arts message, and the latest ‘Glee’ project is backing it up with some serious cash.

The ‘Glee’ Give a Note Campaign, coordinated through Twentieth Century Fox, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the show, is looking to raise $1 million for art programs at schools across the country.

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Kelly Clarkson’s New Album, ‘Stronger,’ to Be Released on October 25

Just about a year after it was originally scheduled, Kelly Clarkson‘s new album looks like it’s finally heading for stores.

‘Stronger,’ her fifth full-length release, has a brand new October 25 release date — but fans won’t have to wait that long to hear new music from the original ‘American Idol’ winner. She’ll debut her new single, ‘Mr. Know It All,’ via a live broadcast from her website on August 30.

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Taylor Swift Beats Out Paul McCartney for July Concert Crown

Time will tell if we’ll still need her when she’s 64, but last month, Taylor Swift was the biggest concert draw in the land — selling even more tickets than Paul McCartney.

According to numbers released by the ticketing service TicketsNow, Swift accounted for an amazing six percent of system-wide sales, good enough to place her sixth on the all-agency list of events for the month.

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Lady Antebellum Shows Off Cover Art and Unveils Track Listing for New Album, ‘Own the Night’

You’ll have to wait until September 18 to buy the new Lady Antebellum album, but you can see it — and take a look at the song titles — right now.

The band has released the artwork and track listing for its upcoming third album, ‘Own the Night,’ which will contain a dozen songs, including the lead single (and Top 10 hit), ‘Just a Kiss.’

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‘The Voice’ Coaches Put Their Spin on Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’ [VIDEO]

Nothing quite says “pressure” quite like the last night of competition on a nationally televised singing competition — so it’s only fitting that the four judges of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ came together to duet on the Queen and David Bowie classic ‘Under Pressure.’

The quartet — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, and Christina Aguilera — took the stage for a loose version of the song, starting off in unison before Shelton, Levine, and Cee Lo took turns soloing at the mic. Aguilera, naturally, added plenty of melismatic vocal runs.

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Lady Antebellum Debut ‘Just a Kiss’ Video [VIDEO]

After whetting fans’ appetites with five-second preview clips, Lady Antebellum has finally revealed the full-length video for ‘Just a Kiss,’ the lead single from their upcoming third studio album, ‘Own the Night.’

Not your garden-variety performance clip, the ‘Just a Kiss’ video tells a story, following the reminiscences of a young lady on a train. After boarding, she takes out an iPad and starts watching a video message that triggers romantic memories — interwoven, naturally, with clips of Lady Antebellum, performing in a train station.

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Brian Wilson Coming to Theaters Near You, Thanks to New Biopic

Even if he were simply one of the most critically revered songwriters of the rock era, Brian Wilson’s life story would be ripe for the film treatment. Toss in decades of eccentric behavior and lawsuits, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a biopic.

At least, that seems to be the thinking over at River Road Entertainment, the production company behind Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life,’ where Oren Moverman — the writer and director behind the Oscar-nominated ‘The Messenger’ — has been hired to write the screenplay.

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