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Rick Perry Dances To Green Acres Theme [VIDEO]

Via Fox News: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is dancing for veterans’ causes, improved this week, receiving a 22 for his “Green Acres” quickstep with Emma Slater. Perry revealed to FOX411 his buddy Donald Trump watched his week one dance. “I talked to him last week, he called and was flying between one stop and another and said, ‘Hey, …

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Angela Lansbury Stuns Lincoln Center Audience With Surprise Performance Of Beauty & The Beast [VIDEO]

Billboard reports: The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Disney presented a special viewing of Beauty and the Beast on Sunday night (Sept. 18) in honor of the classic animated film’s 25th anniversary. While original voice cast members such as Robby Benson (Beast), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) and Richard White (Gaston) had all signed on to appear …

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Jeb! Makes Appearance In Emmys Opening [VIDEO]

The Hill recaps: Former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush made a surprise appearance in the opening of the Emmys on Sunday. In an opening video at the award ceremony, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel jumps into a car on his way to the event to see Bush is his driver. “I’m in between jobs right now,” the former Florida governor tells …

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Rick Perry Bombs, Olympian Ryan Lochte Gets Rushed By Protesters On Dancing With The Stars [VIDEO]

The Houston Chronicle reports: Rick Perry’s “Dancing with the Stars” debut went about as well as his two presidential bids. But the evening took a dramatic turn when a security scare targeting Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte interrupted the show’s live telecast. The former Texas governor took his inaugural spin around the floor Monday night during the show’s Season 23 premiere. …

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Trans Actress Alexis Arquette Dies At Age 47

TMZ reports: Alexis Arquette died Sunday morning surrounded by family and friends … the family confirms to TMZ. Alexis’ brother, Richmond Arquette says Alexis died at 12:32 AM while listening to David Bowie’s, “Starman.” Besides being the sibling of David and Patricia Arquette — Alexis was known for her roles in “Pulp Fiction” and “The Wedding Singer,” as well as …

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Coming Soon: Donna Summer, The Musical

The New York Post reports: Hey, someone left the cake out in the rain! And I’m here to tell you all about it. Director Des McAnuff, of “Jersey Boys” fame, staged a workshop last week of a new musical about the life of disco queen Donna Summer. It’s a gender-bender, with women playing some of the men in her life. …

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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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