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Billboard Magazine reports: Bradley Cooper earns his first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 13), as “Shallow,” with Lady Gaga, arrives at No. 28. After the actor made his first Billboard chart visit last week, the song debuts on the Hot 100 following its first full week of tracking. It bows with 8.3 million U.S. streams and …

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The New York Times reports: “Tina,” a jukebox musical about the turbulent life of the rock star Tina Turner, is coming to Broadway. The show, with the full title “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” will open next fall, the producers said this week. They did not announce a specific date or a theater. The musical has been running in London …

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Billboard reports: Janelle Monae is joining Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp. She joins a voice cast that will be led by Tessa Thompson as Lady and Justin Theroux as Tramp. Ashley Jensen is set to play Scottish Terrier Jackie, while Doctor Strange star Benedict Wong has been cast to voice English bulldog Bull. Kiersey Clemons and Thomas Mann will …

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Tampa’s Fox affiliate reports: A Florida man looking to make a quick buck printed dozens of counterfeit bills at a library using a Pinterest template and then tried to sell the phony money on Facebook, police said. Levy Newberry, 29, printed counterfeit 5, 10, 20 and 50 dollar bills on resume paper he bought at Walmart, according to the Pasco …

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Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: Newly released dash cam video shows that a bizarre tractor theft came to a literally shocking end for a Florida man. Deputies said Friday afternoon, Charles McNeil, 28, was pulled over while driving a tractor on Douglas Ferry Road. They said McNeil first provided a false name and said he didn’t have identification on him. They …

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The Guardian reports: From Chic’s late-70s imperial phase through to his key role on Daft Punk’s ubiquitous 2013 hit Get Lucky, via career-shaping production work with Bowie, Madonna and Diana Ross, it’s hard to overstate Nile Rodgers’s impact on the evolution of dance music. The first Chic album in 26 years,and the first since the death of Rodgers’s musical foil, …

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Our pal Matt Baume is back with another look on the evolution of LGBT issues on television. His recap: When we think about gay characters on sitcoms, we usually picture people in big Northern cities. But season four of Designing Women features an unusual southern and conservative take on having queer friends. And it also set the stage for Ellen’s …

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Playbill reports: Original Wicked stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth will reunite to host and perform during NBC’s A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway. The special event will air October 29 (the eve of the musical juggernaut’s anniversary) at 10 PM. Performing alongside the pair of Tony winners will be pop star and Broadway alum Ariana Grande …

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Florida Man now has a walking tour. The Tampa Bay Times reports: Dressed in a tie, a straw fedora and linen pants, Eric Hughes guided a dozen people along the RiverWalk and downtown sidewalks of Tampa. The librarian, 43, tied together Tampa histories with a thread of newsy weirdness known as the Florida Man phenomenon — wacky headlines in which …

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The New York Daily News reports: A gay penguin couple waddled into trouble when they tried to “kidnap” a baby penguin from its heterosexual parents at Denmark’s Odense Zoo. Zookeeper Sandie Hedgegard Munck told Danish broadcaster DR she knew something was wrong when she saw the only parent couple gone and two homosexual males standing by an unguarded baby. “I …

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Playbill reports: Tony Goldwyn, following a six-year stint as President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s Scandal, will return to Broadway this fall in Network. He’ll appear alongside the previously announced Bryan Cranston and Tatiana Maslany in the Ivo van Hove-directed production, which begins performances November 10 at the Belasco Theatre. Opening night is set for December 6. Goldwyn will play Max …

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Billboard reports: Andrew Lloyd Webber is fresh off his EGOT status and preparing Tom Hooper’s screen adaptation of Cats, which starts filming in November. While Jennifer Hudson stars as “glamour cat” Grizabella, the flick got some traction for another star cameo. Taylor Swift, who is a major cat lover herself, has a role. Lloyd discussed her part to Vulture, and …

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The Miami Herald reports: A Florida man was arrested Saturday morning after getting stuck up on a roof of a convenience store in DeLand, north of Orlando. According to a video released by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the owner of the store saw a head pop over the roof of the locked store and heard a man saying, “I’m …

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Jacksonville’s NBC affiliate reports: A Florida man faces misdemeanor charges after authorities say he stripped off his clothes outside of Chick-Fil-A while inviting passersby to stare at his exposed genitals. A witness told investigators the episode began when she took a call from her boyfriend, who said he was being chased by a man while riding his bike past Winn-Dixie, …

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The Palm Beach Post reports: Florida ought to charge an entertainment fee to the rest of the world. This month alone, the nude yard-work Florid man had stiff competition from the Florida man who dropped off a live alligator at a Wawa near Bradenton; the 23-year-old Florida man from Citrus County who ended up in jail after tangling in a …

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Playbill reports: Ivo van Hove’s stage adaptation of the 1950 film All About Eve will begin a 14-week run at London’s Noël Coward Theatre February 2, 2019, prior to an official opening February 12. Emmy Award winner Gillian Anderson (X-Files, The Fall, A Streetcar Named Desire) will star as Margo Channing opposite Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, …

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Idolater reports: Is it too early to declare Cher the queen of 2018? Because Dancing Queen, her ABBA cover album, gets more iconic by the day. The living legend is set to unveil the LP, which was inspired by her scene-stealing role in this summer’s blockbuster Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, next Friday (September 28). In the meantime, she …

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There’s a followup to Saturday’s Florida Man story: It has been found. The Winnebago that deputies say Robert Schneider bought on June 26 from the Lazy Days RV store in Seffner with a worthless check of $246,445 has been found, 2½-months later. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says the luxury motor home was found Friday night about a four-hour drive …

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Fox News reports: Neighbors are complaining about a Florida man who’s apparently getting a little too comfortable in the area. They claim the man, who lives in Stuart, frequently does outdoor chores completely nude. And witnesses of the nudity say they’ve seen enough. “He works on his car, and he does it naked and everyone has called the police, he …

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The Orlando Sentinel reports: Nobody likes to get their vehicle repossessed, but a Florida man took things a bit too far when he saw his truck being hauled away. Police arrested Yohanys Lopez last week after he jumped in his Ford F-250 after it had been hooked up to a tow truck. The police report said Lopez was behind on …

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