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Country Music and the Rise of the Binge-Drinking Bro

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick R. Krill

Spend an hour listening to any country music station these days and you may quickly notice that most songs make at least some reference to booze. Currently more than 10 percent of the top country songs contain drinking references in the title alone.

4PM (ET) - Shazam CEO Live Stream on #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

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Josh Altman Is Back! Tonight on Bravo...

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 08.20.2014 | TV
Shira Hirschman Weiss

While many have waxed philosophical "for the sake of 'sociological research'" about how reality shows are scripted, staged and fraught with retakes, Altman assures me that MDLLA is very real.

Highlights from Miami's 18th Brazilian Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

Sexuality, infidelity and creativity dominate as central themes in the highlights from this week's lineup.

Extra, Extra! How to Get Your Face On Screen

Uloop | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Uloop

Most movie extras are not professionals in the acting business, but rather just people who you would see on the street. Everyone has the opportunity to become a movie extra, if they only know how.

Travis Wall of 'SYTYCD' Dances to the Tune of Success

Joshua Estrin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Joshua Estrin

Breakfast with Travis Wall is like meeting a unicorn, I was told that the mythical, magical creature didn't exist and yet I am faced with a young man who is simply not from this world.

Fandor and Festival Scope Change Video-On-Demand

Brad Schreiber | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Just as television broadcasting was changed by cable and satellite, leading to narrowcasting by consumers, streaming specific shows to a variety of devices, so too has feature film distribution entered a revolutionary era.

Let's Focus on Hope: Robin Williams, Depression and Suicide

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

We can speculate, and we can mourn. In fact, it is important to mourn. It is also important to learn -- to learn from this devastation so we can help ourselves and our loved ones.

When a Film Star Dies

JD Gershbein | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
JD Gershbein

Robin Williams infused genuine pathos into complex characters. He could split your gut with laughter in one movie, then cross the comic chasm and mercilessly tug on your heartstrings in the next. Williams was both a worthy hero and a convincing villain.

Kareemah El-Amin Sheds 'No Tears' in Spiritually Exceptional Debut Album

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Ernest Owens

When Kareemah El-Amin became a Christian on November 17, 2010, she was not compelled to leave her devout Muslim roots from a dark and adverse place -- but from a quest to find peace within herself.

#AOLBUILD Features "Love Is Strange" director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment
AOL BUILD

#AOLBUILD presents Love is Strange where director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow will discuss the creative and production process behind this mode...

Interview: Life Lessons and Styling Advice With Celebrity Stylist, Chiara Solloa

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Christina Scribner

Growing up in Miami, Chiara was raised by her grandmother who designed clothing and her mother who was a clothing buyer. Chiara's styling career started in elementary school, as she went thrifting for dresses for her school's production of Cinderella.

Tribute to Robin Williams -- Nanu Nanu!

Gigi G. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Gigi G.

As we mourn the tragic loss of Robin Williams, let us celebrate the life of this special man who devoted decades of his life to gifting us with laughter and joy.

Robin Williams ... a Familiar Farewell

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 08.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Kimberly Cooper

I've had my fair share of encounters dealing with people close to me struggling with the disease. When I hear of yet another suicide, it eerily hits home for me as I'm sure it does for countless others affected by a very dark reality that exists in our world today.

One Can Dream: Out of Work Actors Reply to EW's Message to Hollywood

David Fagin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
David Fagin

The movie business - probably more than any other industry - is run by a select group of men and women whose main goal is simply to keep their job another day.

Who Was the First Named Human?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Not surprisingly, the record of the first humans identified by a personal name goes back to before the dawn of history itself. Through his artistic "Love Symbol", the The Artist Formerly Known as Prince gave us a clue how pre-writing names were probably rendered!

The 100 Foot Journey Is a Trip Worth Taking

Tom Murro | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Murro

I say oui oui to this tasty heartfelt romantic film, it was a hundred-foot journey worth taking. After all, there's nothing wrong with feeding your belly and soul with a little corniness.

A Better Way to Remember Robin Williams

Melody Moezzi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Melody Moezzi

Instead of turning to entertainment journalists analyzing a publicist's statement about the actor "battling severe depression" to confirm some sick curiosity, we ought to look where Mr. Williams wanted us to look, where he left so many astounding gifts and treasures, where he lived and where he still lives -- in his art.

Does Everybody Have a Book in Them?

Dianne Collins | Posted 08.15.2014 | Books
Dianne Collins

So if you, too, are thinking of writing a book, ask yourself: Who will want to read it? What is my art form? How can I better hone the craft of writing? What will be the value of it to our culture?

We Need a Hero: Bill O'Dowd of Dolphin Films Talks Mattel's Max Steel

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

All we really need to do is watch a teenager playing a video game -- trance-like and oblivious to the world around them -- to know that entertainment, in every way shape or form, can change the way we think and act. Personally, I found the deepest meaning of this concept last summer, while visiting a filmmaker for a piece I was writing on him.

Dreamworks Animation Night at the Hollywood Bowl

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.14.2014 | Arts
Philip David Morton

A viral video of your cat sliding into a pizza box doesn't really count as much as say; making a great invention, or doing many acts of kindness, or teaching, or healing, or creating great art.

A Theater With a Heart and Soul

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

It is hard to describe the gloriousness of a show of Broadway performers singing and dancing to the music of live musicians, along the backdrop of the Sonoma vineyard hillsides, within ancient ruins, under the moon and stars.

WATCH: Christopher Knight: 'I Didn't Really Want To Be A Brady Anymore'

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 08.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Although Christopher Knight first starred on "The Brady Bunch" in 1969, the actor hasn't been able to shed his character since. The ghost of Peter Bra...

Robin Williams and My Stepmother Never Met...

Ian Sephton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ian Sephton

Depression is a real disease, serious as cancer or heart attack. For some they fight for years trying to make sense of it, balance chemicals with medication, and go to counseling hoping to see the brighter side of life. Others like my stepmother and Robin Williams have already lost that fight.

The Uniqueness and the Boldness of Crisean

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

"Being my authentic self -- that is, openly gay -- frees me to be more creative; it allows me to write and sing about things other than love and parties. I believe I have a duty to be visible." These sentiments sailed from the heart and soul of the openly gay, androgynous African-American musician Crisean.