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TRAILER: Hello Again

This looks GREAT. Via press release: SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions and Martian Entertainment, have just released a sneak peek at the first trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical. HELLO AGAIN chases 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history. ...

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Bill Cosby Jury Deadlocked, Judge Says Keep Trying

NBC News reports: The jury in the Bill Cosby trial said Thursday it’s deadlocked, but the judge ordered them to continue trying to reach a verdict. “We can not come to a unanimous consensus on any of these counts,” the panel said in a note to the judge sent out at 11:06 a.m. after more than 30 hours of deliberations. ...

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Dear Evan Hansen Wins Big At The Tony Awards, Bette Midler Takes Best Actress In A Musical [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: “Dear Evan Hansen” was the big winner at the 2017 Tony Awards, broadcast live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, walking off with awards for best musical and lead actor as well as actress nods for Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones. “Dear Evan Hansen” finished with six out of its nine nominations, including ...

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Batman Actor Adam West Dies At Age 88

Variety reports: Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ ...

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Coming In 2018: Cher, The Broadway Musical

Billboard reports: The musical version of Cher’s life is coming to Broadway in 2018, the singer herself announced Tuesday. Jason Moore, who previously directed the stage musical Avenue Q as well as the popular a cappella film Pitch Perfect, is directing the show, which is based on the singer’s life and career, according to reports from the New York Post. ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #147

Clip recap: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye and Don Ameche light up the sky along with the great Chicago fire in Darryl F. Zanuck’s spectacular “In Old Chicago” (1937). Directed by Zanuck’s favorite in house director; Henry King, this was 20th Century Fox’s disaster film entry following the huge success of MGM’s “San Francisco” . The all star cast features includes ...

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones Season 7

The Verge recaps: We’re only a few short months away from the return of Game of Thrones, and after months of speculation and teasers, HBO has finally released a full trailer showing off some of what we can expect from the new season. In short: Queen Cersei is rallying troops for battle, Jon Snow is preparing for war in the ...

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Actor Roger Moore Dies At Age 89

The BBC reports: Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with ...

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SNL’s Trump Team Cast Sings Hallelujah [VIDEO]

Slate reports: After the crazy week in Washington there was no shortage of material for Saturday Night Live’s final episode of the season to take one final dig at Donald Trump and his administration. But instead of taking the bait, the show took a different tack in what looked very much like a swan song for a presidency that is ...

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Will & Grace Cast Go Musical In Revival Trailer [VIDEO]

Variety reports: In anticipation of NBC’s “Will & Grace” revival this fall, Will, Grace, Jack and Karen have reunited in the first official trailer for the special event series. The five-minute-long trailer begins as the titular characters exit the office of Bob Greenblatt, the president of NBC Entertainment. The limited 12-episode run brings back cast members Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, ...

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Donna Summer: The Musical Set For Fall Opening

Broadway World reports: Donna Summer’s husband Bruce Sudano has big Broadway plans as he prepares to launch his new stage show SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse in November. The show, based on the life of his late wife, will feature all of the disco queen’s greatest hits, with hopes taking the show the Broadway in 2018. According to WENN, the ...

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SPICEY: Melissa McCarthy Lip-Syncs I Feel Pretty In Trailer For This Weekend’s Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]

People reports: Spicey feels pretty, oh so pretty. It seems Melissa McCarthy will once again reprise her Sean Spicer impersonation for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, as shown through her West Side Story lip sync in the latest promo. The actress will host Saturday’s episode, bringing her into the fold of the coveted Five-Timers Club. In the video, released Wednesday, ...

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TRAILER: Blade Runner 2049

Slate recaps: The full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049 has finally arrived, and, let’s get this out of the way first: It looks amazing. With cinematography by infinite Oscar nominee Roger Deakins and production by Dennis Gassner, the world of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel looks to rival Ridley Scott’s original for misty dystopian moodiness, with just a touch of Only God ...

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SNL Riffs On MSNBC’s Morning Joe [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps: “Saturday Night Live” took a break from a cold open focused entirely on President Trump — and instead poked fun at “Morning Joe,” with Kate McKinnon playing Mika Brzezinski and Alex Moffat as Joe Scarborough. In the sketch, the pair launch into “the most casual of political conversations” about House Republicans’ recent passage of the GOP ...

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TRAILER: Sense8 Season Two

Inverse recaps: The latest trailer for Netflix’s Sense8 has finally done the inevitable and introduced an entirely new cluster of eight sensates, and they won’t be friendly, at least at first. We already knew that the Cluster would be taking the fight to Whispers in Season 2, but now we’re getting more insight into their actual plans. The new season ...

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TRAILER: The Dark Tower

Slate reports: This is the year for long-gestating Stephen King adaptations. We’ve already gotten a look at It, the latest version of King’s 1986 novel, and now comes The Dark Tower, based on the eight-book fantasy saga King began with The Gunslinger in 1982. The first of King’s short stories set in that universe actually dates back to 1978, making ...

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2017 Tony Awards Nominations Announced

Variety reports: “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” jumped to the head of the pack of the 2017 Tony nominations, taking the lead with an even dozen noms, ahead of “Hello, Dolly!,” which nabbed ten, and “Dear Evan Hansen,” which scored nine. In a year packed with 13 new musicals all vying for attention, the 2016-17 season had ...

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Director Jonathan Demme Dies At Age 73

Rolling Stone reports: Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs and the filmmaker who revolutionized concert movies with his 1984 Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense, died Wednesday morning from esophegal cancer. He was 73. “Sadly, I can confirm that Jonathan passed away early this morning in his Manhattan apartment, surrounded by his wife, ...

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Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dies At Age 56

NBC News reports: Erin Moran, the actress who played Joanie Cunningham on the hit TV series “Happy Days” has died in Indiana at the age of 56, police said. TMZ first reported the death. The Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff’s office told NBC News that dispatchers got a 911 call for an unresponsive female at 4:07 p.m. Saturday and first responders ...

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Kevin Spacey To Host 2017 Tony Awards

Variety reports: Kevin Spacey has signed on to host the 2017 Tony Awards — thereby answering a major outstanding question about the upcoming awards ceremony, which this year has waited until late in the game to nail down its emcee. Although Spacey is best known for work on film (“The Usual Suspects,” “American Beauty”) and TV (“House of Cards”), he’s ...

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