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New York City Gets Golden Girls Themed Cafe

Mental Floss reports: After months of anticipation, fans of The Golden Girls can finally pour one out for late actress Rue McClanahan (who played sultry Southern belle Blanche Devereaux) and the rest of her senior gang at New York City’s brand-new Rue La Rue Café. Plans for the Girls-themed eatery were first announced last summer; now, The New York Times …

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Rue McClanahan Dies At 76

Golden Girl and beloved gay icon Rue McClanahan died this morning at the age of 76. “She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning,” her manager, Barbara Lawrence, tells PEOPLE. She had a massive stroke.” McClanahan, who played Blanche Deveraux on the still-popular ’80s sitcom Golden Girls, had suffered a minor stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. …

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Broadway Friday

– Tony nominee and Glee star Matthew Morrison has signed a recording contract with Mercury Records for his first solo album to be released in fall. – The first NYC revival of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels In America opens Off Broadway on September 14th at the Signature Theater. The two parts of the play will be performed on alternating …

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