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In 1996, Will Smith took on some realllly destructive aliens in "Independence Day" -- and what better day to check in with the cast than today!The movie -- which follows a group of survivors who take on some evil ETs after an alien invasion -- was the highest grossing flick in 1996, and earned over $50 million its opening weekend. Even today, the movie is still one of the highest grossing films of all time. Co-starring Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Harry Connick Jr., Randy Quaid and Harvey Fierstein, "Independence Day" boasts an eccentric cast -- and they've all been up to some really different things since the movie opened 18 years ago.Will continued to battle aliens in the "Men In Black" films, Randy had a string of arrests through 2009-2010 (see one his mug shots in the gallery!) and the First Daughter grew up to star on "Parenthood" and "Arrested Development. »
- tooFab Staff
With USA’s birthday on July 4th, many Americans this year will be celebrating proudly. They will be celebrating a great number of things: freedom, hope, national unity and even… Puppies. YouTube sensation The Pet Collective has taken the 1996 action blockbuster Independence Day, cut it down to 2 minutes and reenacted it with adorable, lovable pug puppies. Complete with vocal impressions of Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Randy Quaid, and yes, even Harvey Fierstein, The Pet Collective sure knows how to honor a modern-day “classic”. The idea of filming cute animals and dubbing them is a timeless joke that may never get old. Below, find a link to The Pet Collective‘s hilarious take on Independence Day, and visit their youtube page for even more ridiculously cute animal videos.
The post Watch ‘Independence Day’ recreated by Pug Puppies in Under 2 Minutes appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Randall Unger
Disney Theatrical's record-breaking and Tony Award winning phenomenon Newsies features a score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, choreography by Christopher Gattelli and a book by Harvey Fierstein. The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner’, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’ Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack »
- Pietro Filipponi
Bryan Cranston and Sophie Okonedo won Tony Awards for their Broadway debut. These victories put them in a freshman club that now has 87 members. -Break- Bryan Cranston on adding a Tony Award to his mantel in press room (Video) Cranston, who won for his portrayal of Lyndon Johnson in "All the Way" is the fourteenth Best Actor (Play) champ to take home the trophy for his first-time on Broadway. He joins: Paul Scofield for "A Man for All Seasons" (1962); Cliff Gorman for "Lenny" (1972); John Kani and Winston Ntshona (joint nomination) for "Sizwe Banzi is Dead/The Island" (1975); Tom Conti for "Whose Life is it Anyway?" (1979); Harvey Fierstein for "Torch Song Trilogy" (1983); Jeremy Irons for "The Real Thing" (1984); Ralph Fiennes for "Hamlet" (1995); Stephen Dillane for "The Real Thing" (2000); Jefferson Mays for "I Am My Own Wife" (2004); Ri »
Nominees, presenters, and attendees walked the red carpet before the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. -Break- Among those caught by our cameras were: nominees Kelli O'Hara ("Bridges of Madison County"), Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays ("Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder") and Nick Cordero ("Bullets Over Broadway") as well as Codero's co-star Zach Braff, two-time Tony winner Judith Light, four-time Tony champ and current contender Harvey Fierstein ("Casa Valentina") and presenter Jonathan Groff. To see all the stars that walked the red carpet, check out our photo gallery at the bottom of this post. ' »
Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
“I know six things in this picture that will no longer be blue”
Thanks to David for this week’s winning caption!
Weekend Birthdays! Karl Urban (above) is 42, Harvey Fierstein is 62, Sandra Bernhard is 59, Michael Cera is 26, Nancy Sinatra is 74, Julianna Marguiles is 48, and Bonnie Tyler is 63. Pretty Boy In Underwear Guitar Swinging is a lost art. Thank you for preserving it, Bonnie.
Out director Bill Condon has been chosen to direct the live-action version of Beauty & The Beast. Thanks for nothing, Maleficent
New York -- The evening of Monday, May 19, proved to be an unusually hectic one for New York theater legend Harvey Fierstein -- a man who is accustomed to having Mondays off -- and therefore for me, as well, since I, being a self-professed fan of Fierstein's work, had been invited to hang with him as he jumped from an uptown affair to a downtown affair and back again. How could I pass up a chance like that? The life of any Tony nominee is busy around this time of year, with the Tonys ceremony rapidly approaching. But for Fierstein, a
- Scott Feinberg
New York (AP) — It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil Patrick Harris, who won a nomination for his brilliant performance in the punk-rock show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," said he was surprised by the final list. But he's been a Tony host and knows from experience the process is often rough. "Having been the host in previous years, it's always interesting and surprising," he said. "It's a small group of people that nominate and you're never quite sure what they're responding to. That being said, it does get to showcase the talents of people who often don't get their moment in the spotlight." One of the »
- Mark Kennedy (AP)
New York (AP) — The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday. Nominations were spread out for most other shows, reflecting the lack of a juggernaut this year. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a cult off-Broadway hit about a transgender East German performer, stars Neil Patrick Harris and won eight nominations, while "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub, got seven, tied with "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" and a British revival of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Bryan Cranston won a nod for playing Lyndon Johnson in "All the Way," and Woody Allen got one for turning his film "Bullets Over Broadway" into a musical. The nominations also made waves for snubbing some big names, including Denzel Washington, »
- Mark Kennedy (AP)
Fully realizing its underdog appeal, the cheeky musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder slayed the competition this morning with a whopping 10 Tony nominations, including nods for both of its tireless leading men, Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. Neil Patrick Harris’ return to Broadway after a decade yielded him his first-ever Tony nomination for the celebrated revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which netted an impressive eight nods. (Had it been eligible as a new musical, Hedwig probably would have easily tied Guide, as score and book would have been slam dunks). Trailing these shows with seven »
- Jason Clark
With the Drama Desk nominations newly-minted, and Tony nominations being announced on Tuesday, we are in full-swing for year-end theater awards mania. And EW’s writers have been busy as bees getting out the last gasp of reviews from the 2013-2014 season, with no less than nine shows opening in the past week. Some themes are definitely emerging. We got men in ladies’ attire (Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, above, and Casa Valentina), men’s exposed buttocks (Alan Cumming in Cabaret, Nick Offerman in Annapurna), and sassy leading women who won’t take no for an »
- Jason Clark
(Cbr) It’s hard not to like Mordecai and Rigby, the animal heroes of Cartoon Network’s "Regular Show". Featuring the same brand of off-the-wall humor that has made shows like "Adventure Time" resonate with audiences, the hit series is now rounding the bases on its fifth season. At WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim, the writers and voice actors behind the hit series hosted a panel full of laughs to discuss the current season and what’s next for Mordecai, Rigby and the rest of the gang. The panel began with a video spotlight introducing the assembled talent with clips from previous shows they’ve worked on. "Regular Show" writer Matt Price then waltzed onto the stage in “tants” — pants with a square top around the waist — which Price said come in very handy, especially considering he has to put his notes for the panel down somewhere. After the laughter died down, »
- Melissa Molina, Comic Book Resources
Leave it to Harvey Fierstein to be the leader of a very ignored minority group. No, not the heterosexual transvestites of his new play, “Casa Valentina,” which opened Wednesday at Mtc's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The real underdogs he champions here are people who are happily married to themselves! Talk about marriage equality! Millions of singles who are sick and tired of being told they are only half complete will applaud what Fierstein has written. And with married couples sometimes squandering thousands of dollars to conceive offspring, Fierstein even gives us our rallying cry, “I think we made the right. »
- Robert Hofler
New York – The 1982 work that put playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein on the map was Torch Song Trilogy, a bittersweet account of a New York Jewish drag queen's longing for love and family. In Casa Valentina, his first full-length non-musical play on Broadway in almost 30 years, he explores a curious footnote in transgender history, setting the action in 1962 at a Catskill Mountains cross-dressing resort where married men went to lose themselves in female identities for the weekend. Joe Mantello's impeccable production and a cast of outstanding actors make this an engrossing portrait of a
- David Rooney
David Berenbaum (Elf) has signed on to write the screenplay, although no story details were revealed. This sequel has actually been in development since 2001, when actress/writer Bonnie Hunt signed on to write the script, but the project went through several rewrites and began to languish in development. The sequel has been inactive for years, mainly because both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus weren't interested in any of the rewrites, but they both sparked to David Berenbaum's story earlier this year and are currently attached.
Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Gabler are overseeing the sequel for Fox 2000. The original Mrs. Doubtfire, which earned nearly $220 million during its domestic theatrical run more than 20 years ago, centered on a struggling actor and divorced father (Robin Williams) who tries to »
It’s Mousterpiece Cinema’s 138th episode spectacular! Get ready for guest stars galore, clips, and surprises! …Ok, fine, we’re not going to ape the style of that great clip show from The Simpsons, but it is our 138th episode anyway. This week, Josh and Gabe take a trip back in time to dynastic China to discuss one of the entries in the Disney Renaissance, Mulan. They brought back past guest Dan Schindel of Film School Rejects, Nonfics, and Movie Mezzanine to debate the important issues such as: what the hell is Harvey Fierstein doing in this movie about Asian culture? (Quick note: there are a couple of earmuff-worthy moments here, if the little ones are listening.) Will this movie make men out of the trio of hosts? Do they see their reflection staring back at them? Listen to the show to find out!
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- Josh Spiegel
Colin Callender‘s first producing effort, a nine-hour TV adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s stage production of The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby launched UK’s Channel 4 and won him his first Emmy in 1983. After a stint as an independent producer in his native Britain, Callender joined HBO where he shepherded films and miniseries like Angels In America, John Adams, Maria Full Of Grace and American Splendor to the tune of 104 Emmy Awards, 29 Golden Globes, 3 Oscars, and top awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Since leaving HBO in 2008, he has kept a low profile. Having started his career in theater, as stage manager at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Callender returned to his roots and built a theater slate during a break from television because of a three-year non-compete with HBO. His first play ever as a producer was Nora Ephron‘s Lucky Guy starring Tom Hanks, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
To say it’s been a good year for Billy Porter would be an understatement. The Broadway star achieved critical acclaim for his role as “Lola” in the Cyndi Lauper/Harvey Fierstein hit musical Kinky Boots, which will celebrate its one year anniversary this April. Porter also secured a well-deserved Tony Award in 2013, as well as a Grammy for the show’s original cast album, and is now planning to release his first solo album in almost a decade. Titled Billy’s Back On Broadway, the debut CD from Concord Records will be released April 15, featuring a collection of classic Broadway tunes with a new, »
- Andrea Towers
Disney Theatrical Productions is seeking ensemble members for the national tour of “Newsies!” This is the first national tour of the production. The show is based on the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Contrary to what you might think, the production is seeking both male and female ensemble members. Auditions will be held Jan. 23 in New York City. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Newsies!” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »
Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Film Avail 1/1 Duplex (2003) Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essel, Harvey Fierstein, Justin Theroux, Maya Rudolph New York City couple Alex and Nancy dream of the departure of their upstairs neighbor, who'shogging a rent-controlled apartment they'd dearly love to have. If she doesn't move out, they may have to take matters into their own hands. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman Charming sociopath Tom Ripley maneuvers into the lush life of Dickie, a young...
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