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Actor Alan Thicke Dies At Age 69

CNN reports: Alan Thicke, the beloved TV actor who epitomized the role of the sitcom dad, died Tuesday at age 69, his agent told CNN. “Today the world lost an amazing talent,” said Tracy Mapes with Imperium 7 Talent Agency. She did not provide details regarding the cause of death. Thicke’s ex-wife, singer and actress Gloria Loring, confirmed his death ...

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The Lion King Cast Delivers Movingly Topical Number At HIV/AIDS Fundraiser For Broadway Cares [VIDEO]

You’ll want to watch the clip below. From Broadway Cares: Broadway’s best spread messages of unity, hope and resilience through satire, song and dance December 5 and 6, 2016, at the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition. Gypsy of the Year , which celebrated six weeks of dedicated fundraising from 55 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised $4,492,636 ...

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TRAILER: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Via Rolling Stone: In the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the web-slinging superhero makes his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The clip also gives a first look at the movie’s winged villain, Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. Homecoming brings Peter Parker back to high school. The early Spidey suit he wears features web wings, a design only seen ...

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Positive Reviews For NBC’s Hairspray Live! [VIDEOS]

Watch the highlights clips below. Variety reviews: It’s hard to imagine better casting for the production. Jennifer Hudson stole the show, once Motormouth Maybelle got to the screen; Ariana Grande, certifiable pop star, came away as the show’s MVP, acting as both reliably overlook-able sidekick and, once the situation required it, showstopping diva. Harvey Fierstein was predictably great, reprising his ...

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Carpool Karaoke With Madonna [VIDEO]

US Weekly reviews: Bitch, she’s Madonna. New York City drivers, beware: The Material Girl does not like to be cut off when she’s driving. The Queen of Pop joined James Corden for Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show on Wednesday, December 7, and the segment began with their black SUV getting cut off by a Manhattan bus. “Let’s drive ...

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OPEN THREAD: Hairspray Live!

As a desperately needed diversion from the ongoing decline of our nation, let’s gay the fuck out of this joint and watch Hairspray Live! together. NBC’s live broadcast begins at 8PM Eastern and stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, with Maddie Baillio making her television debut as Tracy Turnblad. You can watch via NBC’s smartphone app and ...

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TRAILER: The Mummy

Via Yahoo Movies: Poor old London landmarks. They’ve only just recovered from ‘London Has Fallen’. The first full trailer for forthcoming monster movie reboot ‘The Mummy’ has arrived, and it manages to squeeze in an ancient sarcophagus, reanimation, a terrifying plane crash, Tom Cruise’s death AND resurrection, emergency parachuting, and full-scale metropolitan destruction, all in just under two-and-a-half minutes. Oh, ...

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TRAILER: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Wired recaps: It’s been more than two years since Guardians of the Galaxy got moviegoers hooked on Marvel’s gang of wily space-explorers—and if the first full trailer for 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is any indication, you can expect even Gamora action, adventure, and interstellar wise-assery the second time around. The trailer, which you can watch above, features ...

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FEATURETTE: Hairspray Live! [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Hairspray might be set in the ’60s, but the stars of NBC’s upcoming live version of the film and Broadway show think it has a lot to say about modern times, too. “The subject of Hairspray is very current to today,” Jennifer Hudson, who plays Motormouth Maybelle, says in a new featurette. She later explains, “To me, ...

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The Liberal Redneck Gets A Sitcom

Deadline reports: Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to a half-hour single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, best known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck. Inspired by Crowder’s life, the untitled project hails from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas’ studio-based Spondoolie Productions. The comedy will be written by Crowder and John Enbom, who co-created the cult ...

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TRAILER: Beaches Remake Starring Idina Menzel

Billboard reports: Lifetime has finally unleashed the first trailer for its remake of the 1988 weepy melodrama Beaches starring Idina Menzel as C.C. and Nia Long as Hillary. In the clip the pair meet as children and pose in a photo booth before we see them as adults, with Menzel taking on the role of an aspiring singer originally played ...

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TENNESSEE: Gatlinburg Wildfire Threatens Dollywood

ABC News reports: Guest cabins at Dollywood have been evacuated amid a series of raging wildfires nearby in Tennessee, according to a representative for the resort and the state’s emergency management agency. The news comes as the town of Gatlinburg and nearby communities, including a portion of Pigeon Forge, where Dollywood is located, have come under a mandatory evacuation order. ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Hamilton Sets New All-Time Broadway Box Office Record One Week After Mike Pence Flap

The New York Times reports: History is happening in Manhattan: “Hamilton” has set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a Broadway show. The musical, which attracted national attention just before the week began with criticism from President-elect Donald J. Trump of its quality and the manners of its cast, grossed $3.3 million last ...

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LGBT Ally Florence Henderson Dies At Age 82

USA Today reports: Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82. She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday. Millions loved, and kept on loving, the innocent sitcom ...

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TEASER: Hairspray Live! [VIDEO]

Via press release from NBC: “Hairspray Live!” features an all-star cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ephraim Sykes, exciting newcomer Maddie Baillio and special guest stars Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin and Rosie O’Donnell. “Hairspray Live!” will bring back the creative talents of ...

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Googles “ISIS” [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: Alec Baldwin made his return as Saturday Night Live‘s Donald Trump tonight, with the President-elect more confused than belligerent, and joined in a surprise appearance by Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney. “This isn’t going to work, is it?,” a stiff and awkward Romney said after an uncomfortable few seconds with the Donald. The show’s writers clearly worked fast ...

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Postmodern Jukebox – Bizarre Love Triangle [VIDEO]

Here’s a lovely break from Trump TV. Postmodern Jukebox today posted a “Burt Backarach-style” take on New Order’s 1986 dance classic, Bizarre Love Triangle. Vocals are by acclaimed Chicago-based jazz singer Sarah Marie Young. I kept waiting for her to break into Jodi Long’s rant about reincarnation, which made New Order’s video for the track especially memorable. Watch below.

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Giorgio Moroder – Good For Me [AUDIO]

Via Entertainment Weekly: At 76 years young, Giorgio Moroder isn’t slowing down. The disco pioneer is following the success of his 2015 comeback album Déjà Vu by gearing up for more and more new music. EW has the exclusive premiere of Moroder’s new single “Good for Me,” released Thursday, with singer Karen Harding handling vocal duties. “My goal is to ...

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The Hamilton Mixtape: Lin-Manuel Miranda Previews Pop Star Covers From The Broadway Smash [AUDIO]

A pleasant diversion from election news. USA Today reports: Look at where we are, look at where we started. We started with Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping about Alexander Hamilton at the White House one evening and now we have artists like Kelly Clarkson, The Roots and Busta Rhymes putting their personal spins on the incredible songs from Hamilton. The Hamilton Mixtape, ...

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Two Dozen Celebrities Do Funny Or Die Pro-Hillary Singalong: Holy Fucking Shit, You’ve Got To Vote

I insist that you watch this. Via Slate: With just days until the presidential election, celebrity voter public service announcements are being churned out as quickly as celebrities can make them. A new “We Are the World”–style anthem from Funny or Die is the latest to tell voters to go vote—and tells them who not to vote for. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s ...

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