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BROADWAY: Hamilton Producer Issues New Tickets Block With Warning About Scalpers And Counterfeits

Many are calling Hamilton the most sought-after ticket on Broadway since the 2001 launch of The Producers, but with that wild demand inevitably comes the scammers. Via Playbill: The producer of the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton put a new block of legitimate tickets on sale today, and accompanied it with a caveat emptor to those tempted to buy from scalpers. Previously …

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Tina Fey Returns To SNL As Sarah Palin [VIDEO]

You knew this was coming. The Daily Beast recaps: As the whole world predicted this past week, the return of Sarah Palin to the national stage in order to endorse Donald Trump for president meant the return of Tina Fey to Saturday Night Live. It couldn’t have taken long for Lorne Michaels to reach out to his Palin-impersonating all-star, and …

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Curtains For Gotham’s Ziegfeld Theater

The Ziegfeld Theater, the largest single-screen movie house in Gotham and host to countless red carpet premieres, will close shortly to become a “luxury events” venue. Via the New York Daily News: The massive Art Deco movie theater, which opened in 1969 and is now showing, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is expected to shut its doors in just a …

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BROADWAY: Cats Revival Set To Open In July

Now and forever and again and again. Playbill reports: Grizabella is headed for the Heaviside layer once more! Broadway’s The Shubert Organization and Nederlander Organization are teaming up to produce the long-rumored revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/T.S. Eliot musical Cats this summer. The onetime longest-running show in Broadway history has booked the Neil Simon Theatre, with previews beginning July …

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TRAILER: Eye In The Sky

Via Radio Times: After the sad news of Alan Rickman’s passing last week, many fans took comfort in the fact that his work lives on through the many films he worked on, including a couple of movies that hadn’t even been released yet. Now, the first trailer for Rickman’s last live-action performance has been released. Called Eye in the Sky, …

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TRAILER: Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

From PeeWee.com: The new film stars the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, ME!! In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires me to take my first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. The film stars me (!), Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike XXL), Jessica Pohly (Stalker), Alia Shawkat (Arrested …

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TRAILER: Neighbors 2

Variety recaps: Onetime enemies Zac Efron and Seth Rogen team up in the first trailer for “Neighbors 2” to wage war against a common foe: a sorority. The trailer for “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” released by Universal on Tuesday, finds Rogen’s Mac Radner and Rose Byrne’s Kelly Radner facing off against new neighbors, Kappa Kappa Nu, as they expect their …

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BROADWAY: Bette Midler To Star In Hello Dolly Revival

Playbill has the news: Stage and screen star Bette Midler has announced that she will play Dolly Gallagher Levi in a Broadway revival of the blockbuster 1964 musical, Hello, Dolly! Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks will direct, and Tony winner Warren Carlyle will choreograph the production, which will begin Broadway previews March 13, 2017, and open April 20 at …

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TRAILER: Orange Is The New Black Season 4

Via Pop Crush: The ladies of Litchfield are back, and prison life is looking as complicated as ever. On Sunday January 17 Netflix premiered the official teaser trailer for the fourth season of their hit comedy series Orange Is the New Black. At only 46 seconds long, there’s not too much to digest, but the trailer does leave a lot …

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Rocker Glenn Frey Dies At Age 67

Man, 2016 has been hard on the entertainment world. TMZ reports: Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died TMZ has learned. Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We’re told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. Glenn co-wrote and sang most of …

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Actor Dan “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty Dies At Age 73

The Los Angeles Times reports: Actor Dan Haggerty of “Grizzly Adams” fame died early Friday of cancer, said his longtime friend and manager Terry Bomar. He was 73. Haggerty learned he had cancer of the spine in August and died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Bomar said. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Haggerty was a product …

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Loretta Lynn – Everything It Takes [AUDIO]

Pure gold for classic country fans. Via Rolling Stone: Loretta Lynn’s upcoming album, Full Circle, finds her revisiting some of her biggest hits and debuting a few fresh numbers. One new composition is “Everything It Takes,” a light, folky country song that she tells Rolling Stone is a “woman song — something more for a woman.” The lyrics tell a …

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TRAILER: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Via the Guardian: A surprise trailer for a sequel to Cloverfield has launched, causing frenzied speculation online. 10 Cloverfield Lane, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, was previously known as both Valencia and The Cellar and thought to be a short film. But to the surprise of audiences, a trailer revealed on 14 January – attached to prints of Michael Bay’s 13 …

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Final David Bowie Album Blackstar To Debut At #1

David Bowie’s just-released album Blackstar will debut at #1 on Billboard’s album chart next week. It will be his first topper on that chart. Billboard reports: The set, which was released through ISO/Columbia Records on Jan. 8 (Bowie’s 69th birthday), could sell perhaps 130,000 albums in the week ending Jan. 14, according to industry forecasters, and debut at No. 1 …

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Carpool Karaoke With Adele [VIDEO]

I just love these. From the Guardian: By now, there is a good chance you have seen the YouTube video of James Corden and Adele singing songs together in a car. Thanks to endless shares and retweets on social media this morning, the video is currently inescapable. About 100,000 people an hour are viewing it. Someone could upload a video …

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2016 Oscar Nominations Announced

The Revenant led this morning’s 2016 Oscar nominations with 12 nods. At age 25, Jennifer Lawrence became the youngest to win a fourth nomination. From the Washington Post: The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning. In acting categories, many of the same stars who were honored during the Golden Globes on Sunday were nominated, including Brie …

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Actor Alan Rickman Dies At Age 69

The Guardian reports: Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. Rickman had been suffering from cancer. A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of …

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SPOILER: American Horror Story: Hotel Finale

Last night American Horror Story: Hotel, which stars Lady Gaga in a Golden Globes-winning turn as a sort of vampire, aired its season finale. Dive in and dish the oddly touching development for Tony winner Denis O’Hare’s Liz Taylor character.

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Taiwanese Animators On David Bowie [VIDEO]

YouTube’s popular Taiwanese Animators abandoned their usual snark and bombast for a comparatively somber tribute to David Bowie. Watch below.

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David Bowie Dies Of Cancer At Age 69

Well, fuck. The BBC reports: Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer. His son, film director Duncan Jones, confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer,” it said, asking for privacy for his family. …

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