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And Nick Adams is in the front inexplicably.
Welcome to Celebrity Twitterwatch, where we get a peek into the fabulous and how they live their lives, 140 characters at a time. This week brings us a wide selection, but it all starts at Christmas, as we find out what the holiday traditions are when Santa has to check Us Weekly to find out if they've been naughty or nice.
Before the holiday can begin, you have to decorate, and even if you know fabulous designers, you may still opt for the Hgtv method. Thankfully, like just about all Diy explanations, even Christmas decorations can sound naughty, especially as Broadway's Nick Adams takes them out of context.
"the bigger balls I like to hang lower and deeper..." #hgtvchristmas
— Nick Adams (@TheNickAdams) December 24, 2011
I've read the statistics about wrapping paper, and what a ridiculous waste it is and how much trash it makes. »
Adaptation of Disney film about New York child newspaper vendors starts three-month stint on Broadway in 2012
Following its premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, Newsies will start previews on 15 March 2012 with the final performance scheduled for 10 June. The show centres on the 1899 strike of New York child newspaper sellers and includes songs from the film, including Santa Fe, Carrying the Banner and Seize the Day.
Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, who wrote music and lyrics for the film, are behind the stage adaptation. Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the book for La Cage aux Folles, has reworked the narrative. Jeff Calhoun will direct, though Jeremy Jordan (who starred in the initial production) is currently leading Bonnie and Clyde, also on Broadway.
Speaking to the Associated Press, »
- Matt Trueman
Open the gates and seize the day! Following a successful run at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse, the Harvey Fierstein-adapted stage musical Newsies -- based on the best period musical of all time about turn of the century paperboys fighting Big Business (that also starred Christian Bale) -- will open on honest-to-goodness Broadway in March. This gives you bandwagon-jumpers plenty of time to catch up to the rest of us Newsies diehards who've known all along that one day, the family-friendly stylings of legions of dancing street urchins just trying to sell some 'papes would catch on like gangbusters. The world will know ...that we're not crazy! (Right?) [Wall Street Journal] »
Thousands of women and girls around the country are simultaneously squealing at the news that "Newsies" is coming to Broadway, reports the AP. The show will begin a limited run in March 2012.
The movie tells the tale of the real-life child newspaper sellers in 1899 New York City who go on strike. Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, who did the music and lyrics for the movie, have teamed up for the Broadway version as well, alongside new story writer Harvey Fierstein.
According to the AP, the new version will keep all the old favorites - "King of New York," "The World Will Know," "Carrying the Banner" and "Seize the Day" - but will also add a young female reporter to the storyline.
The run on Broadway is »
Disney’s most famous paperboys will be peddling their “papes” on the Great White Way. Producers revealed today that the stage adaptation of Newsies — the 1992 Christian Bale-led film musical about a 19th century newsboy strike — will follow its successful world premiere at N.J.’s Paper Mill Playhouse (see our original review) with a limited 101 show run at the Main Stem’s Nederlander Theater next year. Previews begin on Mar. 15, with an official opening night scheduled for Mar. 29 — 12 days before the film’s 20th birthday.
That’s a sweet present for a musical based on a failed film that »
- Aubry D'Arminio
Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we offer alternatives to Immortals, Jack and Jill & Into the Abyss alternatives.
On Friday muscle-bound men of legend face off against a duplicated doofus in drag and a striking new crime doc from Werner Herzog. But if these flicks can’t satisfy your thirst for mythic conflicts, gender-bending gut-busters and terrifyingly true tales, we’ve got you covered with a selection of tantalizing movies available online.
The Fall director Tarsem Singh returns with the tale of Theseus, a warrior of ancient Greece (played by Man of Steel Henry Cavill) chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) to rise against King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke).
Ancient-era adventure awaits!
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
Sauli Koskinen and Elvis Adam Lambert have dinner Tuesday night in L.A. (more at Just Jared)
Birthday shoutouts! A belated happy birthday to Ae member acdcguy1991, and happy birthday to Ae member Jay (if you'd like a Briefs Birthday Shoutout, Pm me!) Also, Hillary Clinton is 64, Jaclyn Smith is 64, B-52's Keith Strickland is 58, Dylan McDermott is 50, Cary Elwes is 49, Anthony Rapp is 46, and Natalie Merchant is 48. Time to name your top five Natalie or 10,000 Maniacs songs. Here are mine: 5. "Like The Weather," 4. "Eat For Two," 3. "Because The Night," "2. "These Are Days," 1. "Carnival"
The Spurf has a spoiler about Jonathan Groff returning to Glee as the _ o _ _ h of _o_ a _ _d _ _ _l_ _ e. Cyndi Lauper is planning an all-star "Home For The Holidays" benefit concert for the True Colors Fund. The Artists participating include Norah Jones, Amy Lee, Rosie O’Donnell, Wanda Sykes, Carson Kressley, Chely Wright, Skylar Grey, »
I'm not sure what's up with The Good Wife, but this episode felt off. It lacked tension, for one thing, and the storylines all seemed to be wrapped up in neat little packages long before the end of the hour. Even the Will/Alicia tension seemed muted. I know my expectations are very high for this show, but I hope this is just a fluke.
All the hotness that was Celeste Serrano left us stone cold this week as we learn just how bitchy and desperate she is. Apparently, crazy-ass exes aren't limited to the lesbian world. The little scene in which she maneuvers Will and Peter into what had to be the world's most uncomfortable conversation made me wish Celeste would leave my TV screen immediately. And a woman who looks like that has to be pretty despicable for me to not want to even see her. »
- the linster
There's an interesting case this week, but the real news on "The Good Wife" is that the firm is bringing in legal aid and Will might be in love with Alicia.
Case of the Week
Travis Dolan witnessed a robbery where the clerk got shot and now is the prime suspect. There's an eye witness that says he struggled with and then shot the clerk, which we know is not true at all, having seen the robbery in the start of the episode. The witness picks him out of a lineup.
The judge of the week is the delightful Harvey Fierstein as Judge Francis Flamm. The case at first hinges on the black witness not being able to differentiate between average-looking white guys, which is a real phenomenon and it happens with all races. People have a hard time distinguishing between similar-looking people of another race.
What I don't understand »
CBS A scene from “Feeding the Rat”
On the surface, nothing much happens in the “Feeding the Rat” episode (except for a doozy of a Diane decision). But this lovely, lyrical hour offers so many emotional shifts and character insights that it can compete with the most action-packed. It also shows, once again, why Julianna Margulies deserves that Best Actress Emmy.
Let’s get rid of the court case first. For once, it serves a larger purpose—as a catalyst »
- Susan Toepfer
On TV this weekend: Fast cars, fastballs, puppies battling babies and Georgians battling zombies. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 20 programs to keep on your radar.
Saturday, October 15
7:30 pm Nascar: Sprint Cup Series (ABC) | Live, from Concord, N.C., the Bank of America 500!
8 pm American League Championship Series (Fox) | The Texas Rangers hope to use home field advantage to claim the pennant.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
The most recent episode of The Good Wife introduced us to one of Will's ex-girlfriends, Celeste Serrano (played by Lisa Edelstein). Celeste will be sticking around for a few episodes, as she asked Will to join his firm.
In this week's episode, Will and Alicia spent several days in a hotel, trying to mediate a medical malpractice case, with Celeste acting as opposing counsel. Owen returned to watch over the kids and Zach revealed Peter told him about his affair with another woman who wasn't a hooker. Back at Lockhart/Gardner, Eli was hired by a cheese guild to help crisis manage a listeria outbreak story, at least until he himself was the subject of a news story and he told Diane he didn't appreciate leaks in the office.
In the October 16 episode of The Good Wife, Alicia gets involved in a case where a witness to a crime quickly becomes the prime suspect. »
In news that seems to shock everyone involved, over the weekend, Smurfs 3D crossed a half billion dollars at the global box office. A sequel was announced long ago, but this takes it to a new level of success.
Sometimes, the timing of TheOnion.com is a little tasteless.
It seems that The Glee Project's Damian McGinty is already filming for Glee, and while he's certainly Brittany's personal leprechaun, he's also in direct conflict with out Kurt and Santana. This could get ugly.
Wow. It's nice to know I'm hated in the comments on more than one site. I mean besides Fox News.
I still haven't watched the season premiere of Supernatural yet, but according to the recap I read, new god Castiel got some ironic smiting done. If I were a megachurch pastor, I might be worried.
- Ed Kennedy
Saturday Night Live‘s 37th season premiere, with Alec Baldwin making a record 16th appearance as host, took us on a journey from the sublimely ridiculous to the thuddingly awful. But as is the case with SNL nowadays, if you get a chuckle from, say, one out of every three skits, then it’s pretty much a passing grade.
The amusing if not uproarious opening monologue focused on Baldwin boasting of surpassing Steve Martin as the No. 1 most frequent host, and dissing Martin for moonlighting with “the round guitar thing Kermit the Frog plays.” Martin then showed up (with drug expert Seth Rogen, »
- Michael Slezak
On Saturday night, "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin broke the "Saturday Night Live" hosting record, helming the show for a 16th time, meaning he passed Steve Martin's record. (More on that later.) Lorne Michaels just never gets tired of him!
There were no additions to the "SNL" cast this year, and all of last season's cast members stuck around -- we'll let you guys decide whether that's a good thing.
Note to readers: Adam Sandler didn't actually appear on this episode of "Saturday Night Live." Those ads for "Jack and Jill," the movie where he plays a man and the man's sister? Those were real. That's a real movie that someone greenlighted. It will be in theaters in November. Seriously. The ads for "Whitney"? Also real. Sorry, America.
Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken felt so strongly about the idea of his Newsies readapted Broadway stage show that he decided to compose the show himself. You can't blame the guy -- who doesn't love the Burbank-y New York of Newsies, the '92 Disney flop about an old-timey newsboy strike? In footage from the new show, we hear from Menken, the show's writer Harvey Fierstein, and the actors hawkin' papes. »
Matthew Broderick and Brooke Shields are among a host of Broadway stars that will be appearing at a special one-off show to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The actors will be joined by Tony Award winners Bebe Neuwirth, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey and Harvey Fierstein for the performance in Times Square on Friday. They will perform a version of 'New York, New York', the track the pair sang days after the terrorist attacks in 2001. The show is part of the 'I Will' campaign, which aims to get people to perform (more) »
- By Tom Eames
The stars will sing New York, New York at the location where they performed the same track shortly after the atrocity in the city in 2001.
Other Big Apple stage stars will also join the tribute line-up as part of the I Will campaign, which encourages people to perform good deeds and support charitable causes.
Chairman of The Broadway League, Paul Libin, says, "Ten years ago Broadway united with the city to communicate that the shows must go on, just as life must. And now Broadway is banding together again to inspire participation in charitable projects in honour of those lost." »
Former boy band fixture Nick Jonas has been tapped to replace Daniel Radcliffe as J Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Radcliffe ends his run Jan. 1, and Darren Criss handles the role until Jonas begins Jan. 24 through July 1. Radcliffe, who took the stage after completing his Harry Potter series, worked his tail off onstage, handled all the dancing and singing, and turned out to be a box office draw even if he didn’t get a Tony nomination. The question is whether Jonas can do the same, though we know he can sing. Jonas, best known for being one of the Jonas Brothers, has a long resume of stage appearances including playing Link Larkin opposite Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray. »
- MIKE FLEMING
You remember Newsies, the 1992 Disney cult hit about a turn of the 20th century New York City paperboy strike — a.k.a. the kids movie in which Christian Bale sings and dances. Well, Millburn, N.J.’s Paper Mill Playhouse is about to host the world premiere of the Bale-free stage version. The producers staged a special advanced presentation today of four numbers from the new show, which begins performances Sept. 15 for a Sept. 25 opening. For those fans out there (and I’m one of them), we’ve got the lowdown on what’s the same, what’s different, and what we’re really, »
- Aubry D'Arminio
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