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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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TRAILER: Wonder Woman

Four million views in one day. The Verge recaps: The latest trailer for Wonder Woman just landed, and here we see Diana (Gal Gadot) looking back on how ugly a world at war can be. Here, she sees men invade Themyscira, and feels the pull to help stop “the war to end all wars.” Unsurprisingly, she’s more than ready for ...

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RuPaul’s Producer Goes On Vicious Anti-Hillary Rant

Grammy-nominated composer Lucian Piane, who has produced for RuPaul and served as a celebrity judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, has raised eyebrows for weeks with his vehement defense of Donald Trump. But for the last 24 hours Piane has been on a Twitter rampage, calling the Clintons “murderous,” President Obama a “shameful idiot,” and pinning a tweet to the top ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #143 [VIDEO]

Happy Halloween! Clip recap: Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor enter the world of Alfred Hitchcock with terrifying results in THE BIRDS (1963), taken from a short story by Daphne DuMaurier. With able support from Susanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy and young Veronica Cartwright, it is Hitchcock at his best. The perfect Halloween classic that will leave you riveted and terrified.

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NEW YORK CITY: Counter-Terrorism Squad Evacuates Opera House After Man Tosses Human Ashes Into Pit

Gothamist reports: The suspicious substance that led to last night’s evacuation of the Metropolitan Opera House may have been a man’s ashes, police said yesterday. Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m., members of the Met’s orchestra noticed a man in a suit who began sprinkling a powdery substance in the orchestra pit during the second intermission of “Guillaume Tell.” Shortly afterwards, ...

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Jennifer Lopez To Star In NBC’s Bye Bye Birdie Live!

Via Playbill: NBC-TV has announced that its 2017 holiday live Broadway musical broadcast will be Bye Bye Birdie Live! and its star will be pop songstress Jennifer Lopez, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. She will sing the Charles Strouse/Lee Adams score, which includes “Spanish Rose” for her, and “Put on a Happy Face” for her yet-unnamed leading ...

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Rock Hall Of Fame Nominations: Depeche Mode, Chic, Journey, Joan Baez, Kraftwerk, MC5, ELO, Others

Cleveland.com reports: Recent changes to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee seems to have benefitted longtime snubs and older fan favorites. Last year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which handles its annual nominations, dismissed more than a dozen of its members. The changes have led to the committee focusing part of its attention on ...

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NEW TRAILER: Rogue One, A Star Wars Story

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “The power that we’re dealing with here … is immeasurable.” That’s the new villain Director Krennic, getting in the masked face of a familiar menace, Darth Vader, in the new Rogue One trailer, delivering fans a new glimpse into the first Star Wars spin-off film. The story is set just before the events of 1977’s original movie ...

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Oscar Winner Robert De Niro Would Like To Punch “National Disaster” Trump In His “Punk” Face [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Robert De Niro has more than a few things to say about Donald Trump. In a new video, the legendary actor takes aim at the GOP presidential candidate, calling him everything from “so blatantly stupid” to a “pig” a “punk” and a “dog.” “He’s a national disaster,” says De Niro. “It makes me so angry that ...

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The Liberal Redneck: In Defense Of Dixie [VIDEO]

Trae Crowder, the comedian best known as the Liberal Redneck, will appear on Bill Maher’s HBO show next Friday, October 14th. On the 17th you can find him signing his new book at the Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. And this week he appeared on the latest episode of Dan Savage’s podcast. On top of ...

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TRAILER: Jackie

Slate recaps: The first trailer for Jackie, Pablo Larraín’s portrait of then–first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, is all about Natalie Portman, and with good reason—the actress’ performance drew rave reviews at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, with some even suggesting the Oscar for Best Actress is hers to lose. The biopic’s new trailer cuts between different moments in the ...

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Stephen Colbert: Trump Seemed Like He Was On Coke, He Was Like Scarface But With More Face [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: The first meme of Monday night’s presidential debate was Donald Trump’s constant sniffling, and it didn’t take long for Stephen Colbert to mock the GOP nominee for his runny nose. During his monologue on Monday’s live edition of The Late Show, Colbert called out Trump’s sniffles, joking that Trump “sounded like he was fighting off a cold ...

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Will & Grace Cast Reunites For Election Short [VIDEO]

Nearly one million views overnight. CNN reports:  The cast of “Will & Grace” has reunited to get voters to the polls in a way only they could. Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally all appear in the video posted Monday, which is presented as a “new scene” from their hit NBC show. It takes place in present ...

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