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If in a safe space, regardless of whether they are good or not, impressions are fun to do. (Seriously, try doing a Bill Clinton right now ... Not bad, right?) That's why this video of Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele trying to break the record for most impressions in a minute is the absolute best. Do they break it? Who cares? What's important is they do impersonations of Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Forest Whitaker doing Mr. T. »
- Jesse David Fox
Luminaries will be attending the premiere of the PBS Marvin Hamlisch documentary at Paley Center in New York. The "American Masters" documentary "Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love" premieres Dec. 27 on PBS. Watch an exclusive trailer featuring musician-composer Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, and others. For more, go to WSJ.com/Speakeasy (Photo/Video: PBS) Tonight, Quincy Jones, Melissa Manchester, Tonya Pinkins, Rupert Holmes, David Zippel, Annaleigh Ashford, Klea Blackhurst, Baayork Lee and more will attend the VIP New York premiere of Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love First Film Biography of Composer-Conductor Produced by Dramatic Forces and Thirteen's American Masters Series at The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.) The new »
- April Neale
There are moments while talking to Robert Redford when you can see that 1970s sex symbol peeking through from a weathered 77-year-old face – starting when he rises from a couch in a New York publicist's office, looking amazingly fit in jeans, white T-shirt and cordovan cowboy boots. Settling in for a brief interview, one's tempted to lean across the coffee table and tuck back a lock of his thick, only slightly greying, hair, just like Barbra Streisand did in The Way We Were. This smile is still straight out of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The voice as seductive as it was in All the President's Men or Three Days of the Condor.
In other words, Redford's still got it. »
- Ann Hornaday
Musicals have been tap dancing their way into moviegoers' hearts since the invention of cinema sound itself. From Oliver! to Singin' in the Rain, here are the Guardian and Observer critics' picks of the 10 best
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Historically, the British musical has been intertwined with British music, drawing on music hall in the 1940s and the pop charts in the 50s – low-budget films of provincial interest and nothing to trouble the bosses at MGM. In the late 60s, however, the genre enjoyed a brief, high-profile heyday, and between Tommy Steele in Half a Sixpence (1967) and Richard Attenborough's star-studded Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) came the biggest of them all: Oliver! (1968), Carol Reed's adaptation of Lionel Bart's 1960 stage hit and the recipient of six Academy awards. »
Robert Redford is one of the movie stars of our time, yet I would contend that he’s always been an underrated actor. There are a host of reasons for that, and they feed into each other in subtle, at times mythic ways. You could say, on the one hand, that Redford was too golden-boy pretty (always a surefire way to not get nearly the respect you deserve), or that he was too understated as a screen presence, or that he was too openly skeptical of the Hollywood game. Redford had his first major big-screen role in 1965, in Inside Daisy Clover, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Wherever you go in town this time of year you’re likely to run into a filmmaker. Or an actor. Or at least a producer.
It’s not that normally inaccessible movie stars are suddenly becoming pedestrian friendly. It’s just that in this corridor of time known as awards season, “face time” takes on great import for those who have a shot at a nomination. So they’re out there pitching their wares to prospective voters like salesmen with their fall line.
Face time takes on many different forms — Q&A sessions, cocktail receptions, dinner parties and, of course, the nonstop ritual of hosted screenings. Such figures as Emma Thompson, George Clooney or Tom Hanks become instantly ubiquitous, but this year far more so than in previous campaigns. The reason: Most studios are curtailing their ad budgets and relying much more on promotion to push awards contenders. And the »
- Peter Bart
Things are slowing down for the holiday weekend, but its still pretty busy enough to tame that holiday stress.
New Girl is planning another episode about the roommates’ exes, with Adam Brody playing Jess‘ ex. Seems like she had a weakness for energetic guys with dark hair.
First Dylan O’Brien then me, eh?
Monday’s theatrical screenings of Doctor Who‘s “Day of the Doctor” special was the number two movie for the day, ranking only behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In my home town, screenings were fairly limited — you couldn’t catch a matinee — which makes it an even stronger performer.
- Lyle Masaki
The “Greatest Star” Returns Home in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The legendary singer is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on a concert stage. From PBS “I love people from Brooklyn. Because they’re real. Down to earth. They tell it like it is.” So Barbra Streisand informs an adoring audience at the opening of her heralded hometown return at the brand new 19,000-seat, billion-dollar Barclays Center. Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn airs on Thirteen’s Great Performances Friday, November 29 at 9 p.m. as part »
- April Neale
Kris Kristofferson is 77 and still acting, out promoting his new independent film, The Motel Life, in which he has a supporting role alongside Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff. But the longtime musician, who is being honored with a month-long tribute in the Cinefamily film, Kris Kristofferson: A Cowboy in Hollywood, also reveals to FOX411 a growing struggle with memory loss. "I wish my memory weren't so bad," Kristofferson said. "They tell me it's from all the football and boxing and the concussions that I got. A couple of years ago, my memory just started going. But I can remember my songs, »
- Andrea Billups
During awards season, there are always a flood of events. But this week and next are particularly frenzied, for three reasons: Ballots go out next week for the SAG Awards and Nov. 27 for the Golden Globes; and a lot of people are in town for Saturday’s Governors Awards.
Wednesday night alone saw nearly simultaneous events of an AFI Fest gala screening of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”; Spike Jonze doing a fest Q&A for “Her” (with producer Megan Ellison speaking briefly); “12 Years a Slave” at the Museum of Tolerance; Bruce Dern at a SAG nom com screening of “Nebraska”; a multi-guild screening at the Academy for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” attended by Zindzi Mandela; and a Cinema Italian Style event attended by Paolo Sorrentino, the director of foreign-language entry “La Grande Bellezza.”
Also on Wednesday was an impressive alternative to the usual meet-and-greet at the Buffalo Club in Santa Monica, »
- Tim Gray
As the Philippines try to rebuild from the unbelievable damage from Typhoon Haiyan, celebrities are trying to do their part to help those in need. Jessica Alba and her toxin-free and natural household product company, The Honest Company, made a generous donation to the victims through Operation USA, E! News exclusively confirms. The 32-year-old mother and her team delivered the donation in Los Angeles. Rosario Dawson, who is an active member of Operation USA's board, is also supporting the relief efforts and is assisting with a fundraiser to help raise money for recovery. Barbra Streisand and her foundation, The Streisand Foundation, is pledging "a »
Not to be outdone by the Saving Mr. Banks sing-along this past weekend, the team behind Inside Llewyn Davis threw their own musical soiree last night in Santa Monica, honoring music producer T-Bone Burnett with a three-hour concert of folk and bluegrass inspired by the new film from the Coen brothers. There was a lot of star power in attendance at the intimate Buffalo Club, including Barbra Streisand, the sort of influential Oscar voter who's often asked to present the trophy for Best Picture and Best Director, two of the very crowded categories that Inside Llewyn Davis is hoping to break into this year. But with some of the better-known cast members like Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan absent from the night, it fell to the film's lead actor, Oscar Isaac, to headline the concert with a handful of soulful songs.The up-and-coming Isaac has long distinguished himself as the »
- Kyle Buchanan
It was as if the Buffalo Club in Santa Monica was transformed into the Cafe Wha? circa 1962 on Nov. 13 as a star-studded crowd packed the venue to be wowed by the power of unadulterated vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments.
The occasion served as a salute to the Joel and Ethan Coen and music producer T Bone Burnett and their film “Inside Llewyn Davis,” about the early Greenwich Village folk scene and one hapless singer’s plight for artistic recognition. Oscar Isaac, who plays the title role, was among the performers, including the Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek and the Milk Carton Kids, singing such songs as “Fare Thee Well” and “Green, Green Rocky Road” from the film’s soundtrack. Steve Martin, too, got up on stage and treated the assembled to a bit of banjo, as well as a certain fiddle player named Sara Watkins, who sang a heartbreaking version of »
- Steve Chagollan
Tavis Smiley, who has brought rare diversity to late-night TV for a decade on PBS, will add another two years to his run.
The Tavis Smiley show has been renewed through 2015, PBS said Thursday.
“The highlight for me is surviving,” Smiley said, noting the growing competitiveness in the late-night talk show realm.
“For us, it’s the same old, same old – another white guy joins the line up, »
- Associated Press
Exclusive: Saturday Night Live alumna Maya Rudolph is returning to NBC with a new variety series project produced by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels, this time in primetime. The network has ordered a pilot for a variety series headlined by Rudolph. I hear the plan is to air the pilot as a special after the Winter Olympics. Rudolph is executive producing with Michaels, Erin David and Dave Becky. The project has been in the works for several months. When NBC comedy series Up All Night, in which Rudolph co-starred with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, did not go forward with the planned multi-camera revamp in February, Rudolph, along with her co-stars, began fielding pilot offers. Rudolph didn’t entertain them, indicating to studios and networks that she was interested in doing a variety show instead. NBC was among several suitors who began pursuing the project, leading to the pilot order. This »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
New York, Nov 13: American singer Barbra Streisand reportedly took home $2.3 million for performing at a private concert here at Lincoln Center.
The 71-year-old star was listed as the 2:45 p.m. "surprise entertainment" on the schedule of investment firm Baron Funds' 22nd Annual Baron Investment Conference at the Metropolitan Opera House last Friday, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Barbra performed just 10 tunes including "Memory", "You don't bring me flowers" and "People".
Around 4,000 lucky Baron shareholders enjoyed the hour-long afternoon concert, which also featured performances from Counting Crows, Melissa. »
- Lohit Reddy
A group of special women were honored in NYC on Monday night during Glamour's annual Women of the Year Awards. Lady Gaga, who covers the magazine's Women of the Year December issue, stepped out for the event along with fellow honorees like Malala Yousafzai, Gabby Giffords, and Barbra Streisand. When Malala took the stage to accept her award, she spoke about women's rights and inner beauty, and Lady Gaga later said, "Every woman here deserves to be on the cover, but if I could forfeit my Glamour cover, it would be to Malala." Also on hand at the event were Lena Dunham, Hillary Clinton, Lily Collins, and Rose Byrne, who each took the stage throughout the night. See all the stars and honorees who stepped out to celebrate women, and keep checking back for more photos from the event! View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
You'd be hard-pressed to find a room more full of inspiring women than at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. The annual gala was held in NYC last night, honoring 16-year-old activist and author Malala Yousafzai, singer Lady Gaga, icon Barbra Streisand, and many more. We're taking you inside the star-studded - and uplifting - evening now! On Allie: Club Monaco blazer, Bcbg top »
- Allie Merriam
Lady Gaga was both grateful to Glamour and critical of the magazine while being honored Monday night at its Women of the Year awards in New York. Her complaint? That the photo of her on Glamour's December cover is simply "too beautiful." In fact, the pop star, 27, said she shouldn't have been the cover in the first place. "Who really belongs on the cover is not me. If I could forfeit my Glamour cover, I would give it to Malala," she said, referring to Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani education activist who was shot by the Taliban last year - »
- Janine Rayford Rubenstein
Glamour magazine revealed its Women of the Year for 2013 on "Today" Monday (Nov. 11), followed by the annual ceremony later that evening.
The magazine's editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, tells "Today" what they are looking for in the women they select.
"We look for women who are really raising the bar for all of us. Also women who are not just having the hit songs and being in headlines, but using that visibility to do something amazing for the rest of the world," says Leive.
That's why Malala Yousafzai was ultimately chosen as the Woman of the Year. The 16-year-old Pakistani girl was famously shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out against limiting girls' access to education.
In her speech, Malala says, "I believe the gun has no power because a gun can only kill. But a pen can give life."
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