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Playbill reports: Morrissey, the British singer-songwriter whose baritone voice has become part of the cultural fabric, will come to Broadway. The former frontman of The Smiths will play Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in residency May 2–11 in conjunction with the release of his latest album, a collection of ’60s and ’70s covers titled California Son, set to drop May 24 through Étienne …

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Playbill reports: The upcoming Broadway premiere of Beetlejuice, inspired by Tim Burton’s 1988 dark comedy, is set to begin performances at the Winter Garden Theatre March 28. Taking on the title “freelance bio-exorcist” is Tony nominee Alex Brightman, with Sophia Anne Caruso starring alongside side him as teenage loner Lydia. Rounding out the principal cast are Tony nominees Kerry Butler …

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Playbill reports: Willkommen, theatre lovers! FX released a new trailer for its upcoming Fosse/Verdon miniseries that takes viewers behind the glitz and glamour of Broadway power couple Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon to show their first interactions, her work with him behind the scenes, and the creation of Liza Minnelli’s iconic “Mein Herr” costume in Cabaret. The series, starring Sam …

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The Miami Herald reports: Florida Man has so arrived he now has his own Top 10 list. A new Analysis of the Florida Man list explores “the tropes and behaviors of the World’s Worst Superhero.”  The survey, released Thursday, was compiled by the folks at the Miami-based Injury Claim Coach, which pitches itself as a group of people who provide …

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Fox News reports: A Florida man accused of threatening his family by texting them Coldplay lyrics, and warning them of retribution from his “Nazi prison associates” was persuaded by police to end a standoff in return for a fresh slice of pizza. “Never underestimate the power of pizza with flavored crust,” the Pensacola Police Department, while adding officers “cannot comment …

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The Brevard Times reports: A Florida man and Florida woman arrested for shoplifting at Walmart were allegedly permitted to engage in sexual activity in the back of a police car by the arresting officer. According to an internal investigation, Fort Pierce Police Officer Doug McNeal arrested 23-year-old Zachary Moellendick and 23-year-old Krista Leigh, both of Palm Bay, Florida, for allegedly …

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Another television flashback from our pal Matt Baume: The time has come for us to talk about the sitcom Married With Children. Though it was primarily concerned with the mating habits of heterosexuals, or lack thereof, the show touched on LGBT life now and then with surprising sensitivity. And even more surprisingly, it went so far as to air an …

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The Palm Beach Post reports: A Florida man stole more than $30,000 in rare coins and cashed them in for a fraction of their value at change machines at area grocery stores, investigators said. Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office investigators said Shane Anthony Mele, 40, stole the rare presidential coins, valued at $1,000 each. Investigators said Mele then exchanged them through …

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TIME Magazine reports: Netflix’s Roma has already made history. Leading the 91st Academy Awards nominations (along with The Favourite) with 10 nominations, the film is only the second foreign language to score that many nods, after 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon did the same. It’s also the first film from Netflix to earn a Best Picture nomination. If the film …

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Billboard Magazine reports: A second trailer for the Elton John-produced musical biopic Rocketman has arrived. Taron Egerton stars in the Paramount Pictures film that follows John’s personal and professional trajectory. Opening with John sitting at a piano, he tepidly performs “Your Song” as his family looks on. The song continues playing in the background as a musician tells John, “You …

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The Miami Herald reports: Wherever Florida Man goes, something wacky follows. According to the East St. Louis Police Department, Dave Toliver carried an old toilet to a Board of Education building in Illinois and threw it through the front glass of the building on Feb. 15. When officers found him shortly after he had run off, they found the 36-year-old …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad is charged with attempted murder after shooting at a Pasco County SWAT team Thursday morning. “I used to be up in the DC area. They had Marion Barry up there. This is Port Richey’s version. An individual that you wouldn’t believe should be in office and this is what happened,” said …

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Forbes reports: No matter what Billboard chart you look at this week, it seems like Ariana Grande is not only ruling, but she’s making history in the process. On the Hot 100, the listing that ranks the most popular songs in the U.S. every week, the pop singer is enjoying perhaps the best frame of her career, and in one …

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Via press release: Dido has released the beautifully shot video for her stunning new single ‘Give You Up’. Shot in both Paris and London, the video is directed by Sophie Muller (Björk, Beyoncé, Radiohead, Blur) and perfectly encapsulates the pain of heartbreak. ‘Still On My Mind’ is Dido’s 5th studio album and was written and recorded in England, a result …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Veep’s Selina Meyer has a special Presidents Day message to America, though maybe she just means “real Americans,” and she certainly hasn’t figured out just who that would be. In a new trailer for the seventh and final season of HBO’s Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Selina manages to insult her fellow Americans – “the entire country is getting …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Kacey Musgraves showed some love to the newly crowned winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 at her Los Angeles concert Friday night (Feb. 15). During her performance of the disco-country tune “High Horse,” Musgraves brought out both Monét X Change and Trinity the Tuck, who sported their sparkling crowns and scepters while dancing alongside the …

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TV Insider reports: Olivia Newton-John is one of pop culture’s most beloved stars. Fans fell in love with her when she released her hit single “Have You Never Been Mellow” in 1975. She became an even bigger sensation after being cast as Sandy opposite John Travolta’s Danny in the 1978 film Grease, one of the most successful movies of all …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix fame have released the lastest music video from their side project Superfruit. The musical duo enlisted Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon to star in a video for their cover of When in Rome’s “The Promise.” The video opens with Grassi and Hoying sitting on the bleachers outside an ice-skating rink, …

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Billboard Magazine reports: The U.S. Copyright Office is skeptical about Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro’s ownership claim over the signature “Carlton Dance,” which became famous after a 1991 episode of the Will Smith series. In correspondence last month that was surfaced on Wednesday in California federal court, Saskia Florence, a supervisory registration specialist in the Office’s Performing Arts …

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Playbill reports: Ben Platt released the music video for the second track on his debut solo album, Sing To Me Instead, February 13. The new video, directed by Nick Lieberman, stars Platt alongside Charlie Carver (The Boys in the Band). He created the title role in Dear Evan Hansen from early readings through the out-of-town tryout at Arena Stage in …

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