Remembering Adam 'MCA' Yauch: The Beastie Boys' greatest hits
May 4th, 2012
02:20 PM ET

Remembering Adam 'MCA' Yauch: The Beastie Boys' greatest hits

Upon hearing that founding Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch died at the age of 47 Friday, we couldn’t help but cue up some of the group’s old tunes.

And with a quarter of a century worth of music to sift through, why not start at the beginning?

"Fight for Your Right" was the fourth single on the group’s 1986 debut album, “Licensed to Ill.” One of the Beastie Boys' best-known songs, it reached No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in March 1987.

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Friday's Top Five: Spanish-speaking movie heroes
May 4th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Friday's Top Five: Spanish-speaking movie heroes

Happy early Cinco de Mayo!

The approaching holiday, which has its roots in Mexico, got us thinking about some of our favorite Spanish-speaking movie heroes. Movies sometimes present Spanish speakers as caricatures (see El Guapo and Machete), but the characters listed below defy stereotypes.

I know, some of these movie aren't set in Mexico, nor are they all in Spanish (movies that incorporate Spanish into the dialogue being the criteria here), but all of the characters have brought Spanish to the big screen, and have resonated with me strongly enough to include in my top five.

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'Avengers' earns $18.7 million from midnight showings
May 4th, 2012
01:05 PM ET

'Avengers' earns $18.7 million from midnight showings

Not all the critics loved it, but fans still helped the "Avengers" get a head start on the weekend box office.

The superhero ensemble movie earned $18.7 million in midnight showings, according to Disney, and is projected to make $150 million by the time opening weekend wraps.

For comparison's sake, the Hollywood Reporter points out that 2008's "The Dark Knight" opened to $18.5 million, and went on to earn the title of second best opening weekend of all time with $158.4 million.

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Chang unleashed on 'Community'
May 4th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Chang unleashed on 'Community'

Farewell, Starburns. You will be missed.

The memorial service for one of the most beloved Greendale students on Thursday night's episode of "Community" coincided with the resignation of Professor Kane, meaning the study group will have to retake Biology over the summer. (Dean Pelton, of course, had to choose the right costume – a dress – with which to deliver this news, and the brief glimpse of his closet may have been the highlight of this episode.)

Needless to say, the group didn't take this very well, and Jeff chose the occasion of Starburns' memorial to go on a rant against the school and the dean. When Annie took the podium, she only ratcheted things up even further: "Greendale has warped me like a Barbie in a microwave!"

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May 4th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

Exclusive: TLC to launch airport series 'On the Fly'

If you've flown even just once in your life, you've witnessed the drama that can happen in an airport: Mad dashes to make a flight, baggage issues, and, of course, security check-in.

TLC is bringing cameras along for the ride as it goes behind-the-scenes with Southwest Airlines at airports across the country in the new series "On the Fly."

The 13 half-hour episodes will go "behind the gate to reveal what it takes to transport [Southwest's] customers in an era that finds flying seemingly more complicated than ever before," says a statement from the network.

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'30 Rock': The 'Queen of Jordan's' big night
May 4th, 2012
10:45 AM ET

'30 Rock': The 'Queen of Jordan's' big night

What could possibly follow last week’s absurdly fun live episode of “30 Rock”? A second installment of beloved reality show within the show, “Queen of Jordan."

Angie was preparing for her "big night" - just like every woman on a Bravo reality show ever - a.k.a. the fashion show for her clothing line Cheek (pronounced chic. It’s French.).

You see, she was expanding her brand: “I’m an octuple threat. Reality star. Actress. Singer/Songreader. Perfumist. IBS survivor. Best-selling author of a book I didn’t write. Catchphrase coiner, ‘I’ll take that with cheese.’" (Well, as she said, they don’t all work.)

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