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Two Tears In A Bucket: Lady Chablis Dies At Age 59

Atlanta’s Project Q reports: The legendary drag performer Lady Chablis – a fixture at Club One in Savannah and drag centerpiece of “Midnight in the Garden and Evil” – died on Thursday. The death of the iconic performer was announced by Club One, where Lady Chablis has performed since the club opened nearly 30 years ago. She died surrounded by ...

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Gay Character Actor Jon Polito Dies At Age 65

You may not have known his name, but you’ve seen him in hundreds of movies and TV shows over the last 40 years. Via the New York Daily News: Actor Jon Polito, who was best known for his roles in Coen brother films like “The Big Lebowski,” “Miller’s Crossing” and “Barton Fink,” has died. He was 65. Film director John ...

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TRAILER: Mascots

Starring pretty much everybody whose ever been in one of his movies. USA Today recaps: “Mascots, they don’t die. They just hang in a closet.” Welcome to the delightfully wacky world of Christopher Guest’s Mascots. The famed comedy director, who you know from Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, is taking his talents to Netflix, and he’s clearly not ...

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Coming Soon: Moulin Rouge, The Broadway Musical

Playbill reports: Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 Oscar-nominated film Moulin Rouge is being adapted as a stage musical with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan and direction by Tony nominee Alex Timbers. It will be titled Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Logan won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League awards for his 2010 play Red. His other ...

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Rick Perry: I’ll Be Dancing For The Veterans

The lineup and pairings for the next season of Dancing With The Stars were formally revealed today. Former Texas Gov. Rick “Oops” Perry just tweeted out a photo of his partner, announcing that he will be competing to raise awareness for veterans. More from Variety: After weeks of speculation, the network confirmed that Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Laurie ...

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Actor Gene Wilder Dies At Age 83

Dammit. Variety reports: Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma ...

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TRAILER: Westworld

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “Our creatures have been misbehaving,” intones Anthony Hopkins in HBO’s new Westworld trailer. Below is a fresh look at HBO’s eagerly anticipated new drama series that includes footage from throughout the first season of the show. The new footage – the second full-length trailer the network has released – gives us a first hints of the pending ...

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Carpool Karaoke With Britney Spears [VIDEO]

But was she really singing? Via Complex: Britney Spears, in full-on promotion mode for her new album Glory, was the latest participant in James Corden’s trademark Late Late Show bit, Carpool Karaoke. The skit, which aired early Friday morning, had the pop star and Corden driving around and singing her hits. Or at least, Corden was singing. At times in ...

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TRAILER: Hairspray Live!

Broadway World reports: NBC’s Hairspray Live! will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will originate from Los Angeles. The all-star cast includes Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Mabel, Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad, Derek Hough as Corny Collins, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Andrea Martin as Prudy Pingleton and Kristin Chenoweth as Velma ...

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On Why Gay Men Love Musicals [VIDEOS]

Here’s an entertaining pair of videos in which the narrator explores the famed passion that many gay men have for musical theater. Watch below as he examines the careers of Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Lorenz Hart, and other famed gay composers. More from the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: Mr. Musical Theatre Mash, or as he likes to be ...

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TRAILER: Arrival

Deadline recaps: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker star in the film that Paramount acquired in a $20M Cannes deal in 2014, when it was still titled Story Of Your Life. The Eric Heissere-penned script, based on a 1998 short story by Ted Chiang, centers on expert linguist Louise Banks (Adams) who is recruited by the military after a ...

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BROADWAY: Hamilton Creator Joins Push For Federal Law To Crack Down On Ticket Scalpers [VIDEO]

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants to impose a $16,000 per ticket fine for scalpers who use bots. Broadway’s biggest star thinks that’s a fantastic plan. Rolling Stone reports: Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer held a press conference Sunday urging Congress to pass legislation that would crack down on ticket scalpers. If the bill – dubbed the ...

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Dick Van Dyke Performs Chitty Chitty Bang Bang With His Barbershop Quartet For Denny’s Diners [VIDEO]

90 years old and he’s still got it! TIME recaps: Dick Van Dyke just can’t stop bursting into song. This time, the 90-year-old actor decided to entertain his fellow breakfast diners at a Denny’s restaurant in southern California with a casual but peppy performance of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” the title song from the 1968 classic movie of the same ...

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R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies At 81

CNN reports: Kenny Baker, the British actor who gave life to the droid R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 81, according to his niece, Abigail Shield. Baker was being looked after by Shield’s brother, who found him Saturday morning. Shield said Baker was ill for years with a lung condition. She also said her ...

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TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

From the BBC: A new trailer for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One has been released, offering fans a fleeting glimpse of Darth Vader. The trailer concludes with a shot of Vader and the sound of his trademark heavy breathing. Felicity Jones stars in Gareth Edwards’ film as the leader of a Rebel mission to steal the plans for the Death ...

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REPORT: Adele To Record Duets Album With Babs

From Britain’s Evening Standard: Adele is reportedly set to record an album of duets with fellow vocal heavyweight Barbra Streisand. The British superstar, who is currently on the North American leg of her world tour, is thought to be in talks with Streisand and their label Columbia Records. According to reports, the pair met up while in Los Angeles last ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #142 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone and a ship load of passengers battle the odds on a luxury liner going down in Andrew L. Stone’s spine tingling disaster film THE LAST VOYAGE (1960). Filmed on an actual liner that was sunk for the filming, the cast includes Oscar winners George Sanders as a distressed captain, Edmund O’Brien as a panicked ...

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Clint Eastwood: Trump Succeeds Because Everyone’s Tired Of The Pussy Generation’s Political Correctness

“He’s onto something, because secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist. And then when I did Gran Torino, ...

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TV Psychic Miss Cleo Dies At Age 53

CNN reports: Youree Dell Harris, better known as “Miss Cleo” the pitchwoman for the Psychic Readers Network, died Tuesday of cancer, according to an attorney for her family. Harris, 53, was surrounded by family and close friends when she died in Palm Beach, Florida, said attorney William J. Cone. “She remained a pillar of strength throughout. She has touched so ...

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Hollywood Dubbing Legend Marni Nixon Dies At 86

The New York Times reports: Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend. Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of ...

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