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Deadline Hollywood reports: Singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie has announced on Facebook that he is retiring after a 50-year career of performing and acting. Guthrie said ill health caused by a series of strokes led him to acknowledge that he was no longer up for the road. The pandemic and its cancellations also played a part in his decision to hang things …

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Playbill reports: The teaser trailer for The Prom on Netflix has dropped—and it’s full of “Zazz” with stars Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman. As previously announced, the film adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical debuts December 11 on the streaming giant. Directed by Ryan Murphy, the movie features Streep as Dee Dee Allen, …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: A holiday musical featuring country and pop music superstar Dolly Parton is set for a November 22 bow on Netflix, and the first trailer is now out to pave the way. In Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, a rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone …

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Playbill reports: Check out Taylor Iman Jones, Ashley de la Rosa, and more stars from the various national tours of Hamilton singing “The Schuyler Sisters” to rally the vote below. Rounding out the group of performers are Angelicas Marja Harmon, Sabrina Sloan, and Ta’Rea Campbell; Elizas Zoe Jenson, Victoria Ann Scovens, and Joanna A. Jones, and Taylor Iman Jones and …

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Variety reports: The state of California has set strict guidelines for reopening Disneyland and other large theme parks in the coming months. California’s director of health and human services, Dr. Mark Ghaly, announced on Tuesday at a news conference that large California theme parks will be able to open at 25% capacity when their counties reach the lowest, yellow, tier …

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Variety reports: The Beastie Boys had never before licensed any of their songs for an advertisement, but that commercial blackout came to an end during Sunday’s Steelers/Browns game, when the sounds of “Sabotage” accompanied a spot for the Joe Biden presidential campaign. It wasn’t just any campaign spot, but one that focuses on how the COVID-19 shutdowns have decimated the …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Grammy and Oscar winner Adele will make her hosting debut on the October 24 episode of Saturday Night Live. The English singer-songwriter previously served as musical guest on the NBC sketch program on October 18, 2008, also on the eve of a Presidential election, and on November 21, 2015. Adele will be joined by H.E.R. who will …

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Variety reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that movie theaters outside of New York City will be allowed to open beginning Oct. 23. During a press briefing on Saturday morning, Cuomo said that movie theaters not located in the city can open at 25% capacity with a limit of 50 people per screening if they meet state safety …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Racist imagery and cultural stereotypes in six Disney animated classics including Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, Lady and the Tramp, The Aristocats, Dumbo and Swiss Family Robinson are being flagged on the Disney+ streaming site with warnings and detailed explanations of the “negative depictions” in each title. “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” reads …

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Playbill reports: The nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards were revealed October 15. The Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill led the pack with 15 nominations, earning at least one nomination in every eligible category (including six for the show’s principal performers). Moulin Rouge! was not far behind, earning 14 nominations. The two and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical comprise …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: David Byrne’s American Utopia will return to Broadway next fall. Producers announced today that the critically lauded production will hit the stage Sept. 17, 2021. The show, filmed by Spike Lee for an HBO adaptation that launches this weekend, had initially planned its Broadway return for fall 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown axed that. The Broadway …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Sparked by a viral TikTok video featuring the song, Fleetwood Mac’s former No. 1 single “Dreams” re-enters the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 17) at No. 21, landing on the chart for the first time since its original 1977 run. In the TikTok clip, Idahoan Nathan Apodaca rides his longboard while drinking a large bottle of Ocean …

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Variety reports: There’s nothing scarier than the 2020 election, which makes it the perfect opener for this year’s edition of “The Simpsons” Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror.” Variety has an exclusive first look at the 31st installment, which opens on Election Day 2020. Marge calls Homer to remind him to vote, and he gets to the polling station just in time …

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Playbill reports: Take a look below at the new trailer for the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie movie, based on the West End musical about a Sheffield teenager with dreams of becoming a drag star. The film, from New Regency and Film4 is slated to arrive in U.S. movie theatres February 26, 2021, via Disney’s 20th Century Studios. (It was originally …

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“Racism in the last four years is so much worse than it was. I’m 72 years old. I lived through the ‘60s. I’ve seen all this. I fought for Roe vs. Wade; that was my generation’s fight. And I don’t want to live in a country that is so divisive. “I go, like, well, if this starts over and there’s …

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Variety reports: HBO Max has given out a series order to “Green Lantern,” Variety has learned. Based on the DC Comics property, the show was first announced as being in development last year. Plot details are now available for the first time, however. The show will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Morgan Wallen is no longer this week’s “Saturday Night Live” musical guest. The rising country star posted an emotional Instagram video from a New York City hotel room — where he was preparing to go on the weekly show — telling fans that he had received a call from the show informing him that he would no …

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NPR reports: Johnny Nash, a singer who scored a No. 1 hit with “I Can See Clearly Now” in 1972, has died. He was 80 years old. His son, Johnny Nash Jr., confirmed his death to The Associated Press, saying his father had died of natural causes at his home in Houston. Along with his own pop career, Nash had …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Saturday Night Live came back during the weekend to kick off its 46th season, but after months since COVID-19 ravaged New York, much has changed. To ensure that the in-studio production is adhering to state guidelines, audience members of the beloved late-night sketch series received a check for $150 to watch the show. SNL paid audience members …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: “It’s complete bullshit…he has no idea what he’s talking about” is a quote from the trailer from Totally Under Control, Alex Gibney’s documentary that chronicles Donald Trump and the White House’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic. The trailer caught the eyes of over 6 million viewers in only 72 hours, which pretty much shows that the …

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