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Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (21st-25th September 2015)

US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers.

Feature: 10 Things We Learnt From Eurovision 2014

The votes have been counted and Conchita has been crowned the winner; but that doesn’t mean that the Eurovision fun has to end. Let’s take a look at some of the things we’ve learned from this year’s contest.

Feature: 5 More Can't Miss Acts of Eurovision 2014

The Iris and the AU Review's resident Eurovision expert Tegan Jones brings you five more of her "Can't Miss" list for this year's Eurovision. Find out which acts gets her quirk factor vote!

Feature: 5 Can't Miss Acts of Eurovision 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, folks. It’s Eurovision season and Copenhagen is calling. This means that it’s time to put on your best white pants, red eyeshadow and get ready to be shit faced and follow the action with SBS's Eurovision hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang. Although we’re still a few days away from the main event, here at The Iris & The AU Review thought we’d let you know who you should be looking out for. You know, besides Jessica Mauboy, which is all we seem to be hearing about in relation to the contest here in Australia at the moment!

A look ahead at STUDIO Loves: The Beatles on Foxtel's STUDIO

It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. Not quite. This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles only visit to Australia and the year that Beatlemania hit. In 1964 the band performed to 73 million viewers on The Ed Sullivan Show, played multiple overseas concerts, met Bob Dylan, recorded Beatles For Sale, released A Hard Day’s Night and made chart history when they held the top five spots on the US singles chart. Foxtel’ s Studio 132 will be celebrating the Fab Four this Saturday with a series of documentaries and concert films as The AU Review explores in more detail.

CLOSED Win a copy of McCanick!

Eagle Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of the cop thriller McCanick. David Morse is the titular character, a rough-hewn Philadelphia detective; and Cory Monteith, in his final role, portrays a recently released prisoner that McCanick soon has in the crosshairs. McCanick has been released on DVD and Blu-ray this month.

the AU interview: Eskimo Joe (Perth)

Eskimo Joe

Only just landing is Eskimo Joe’s sixth album, Wastelands, a result of a very successful Pozible crowd-funded campaign. An upbeat, groovy set of sounds that one can just dance too, Eskimo Joe has reached into the creative pools and pulled out a unique new sound that’s sure to win the hearts of fans, new and old alike.

the AU interview: Nazeem Hussain (Melbourne)

the AU review catches up with Nazeem Hussain about his new show, Legally Brown, which is currently airing on SBS. Putting politics and culture directly in the line of fire, Legally Brown is a hilarious comedy and who best to find out more, than from the man himself?

the AU interview: Jason Carter (LA via London)

the AU review's Johnny Au speaks with Jason Carter ahead of the Armageddon Expo in Melbourne. Jason is best known of his role as Ranger Marcus Cole in the Sci-fi series Babylon 5.

Film Review: Blue Jasmine (M) (USA, 2013)

Woody Allen’s directorial output has been decidedly uneven, particularly within the last decade. While highlights of the decade have included the thrilling Match Point (2005) and the joyous gem Midnight in Paris (2011), Allen has also underwhelmed us with films like You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) and To Rome with Love (2012). This is understandable given the sheer frequency of his films (1981 was the last year that he didn’t direct a film). But Woody always manages to bounce back, and he has done so in a big way with Blue Jasmine.