So, Lily Allen . I was living in London when Lily Allen was first bicycling into the picture, and overall I found her mildly annoying. I did enjoy her debut single, "Smile," with its muffled reggae piano and cheery nastiness, but not her other single, "LDN,...
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There wasn't much air left in the tires by the time the 86th Academy Awards rolled around on Sunday, and it wasn't just Putin's fault. Certainly the Olympics-mandated extended wait between the nominations and the ceremony (six and a half weeks, instead of t...
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