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10 Best, Worst and Wtf Things From NBC's 'Hairspray Live'

8 December 2016 7:46 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Network TV's recent spate of live musicals have been many things, from buoyant and distracting to plodding and super awkward. But rarely have they been socially relevant – and then came Hairspray Live! The movie-turned-stage musical-turned-movie musical (got all that?) has now become a television extravaganza under the auspices of NBC's live song-and-dance format, and its message of inclusivity, equality and the fight for civil rights has taken on a freshly urgent tone in our current cultural moment. So unlike, say, Peter Pan Live! or Grease Live!, there's a very good »

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'Hairspray Live!': What Was Different From the 2007 Movie Musical?

7 December 2016 9:33 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Hairspray Live! was quite the exciting TV event for those who really love Hairspray, no matter if we're talking about the 1988 movie, the Broadway play or the 2007 big-screen remake (or all three).

But with the Adam Shankman-directed film — starring Zac Efron, John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky and others — being the reprise of most recent memory, it's hard not to compare the movie musical version to NBC's live-action special. So we did. 

Check out the differences we noticed between the 2007 movie musical and Hairspray Live! below.

Noreen and Doreen Are Missing

Perhaps one of the smaller details that only mega Hairspray movie fans will notice (Noreen and Doreen weren't in »

- Taylor Weatherby, Billboard

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You Can’t Stop This Beat — See the Cast of Hairspray Live! in New Featurette

2 December 2016 12:35 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hairspray might be set in the ’60s, but the stars of NBC’s upcoming live version of the film and Broadway show think it has a lot to say about modern times, too.

“The subject of Hairspray is very current to today,” Jennifer Hudson, who plays Motormouth Maybelle, says in a new featurette. She later explains, “To me, the power in Hairspray is no matter your size, your color, where you’re from, what type of lifestyle you live, it celebrates everyone.”

Hairspray got its start in 1988 as a film, written and directed by John Waters. That version starred a »

- brittanyking22

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Fox Searchlight Taps Meredith Milton As Svp Production

17 November 2016 1:51 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Meredith Milton is joining Fox Searchlight as Svp of production effective immediately, reporting to co-heads of production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum. Prior to Fox Searchlight, Milton oversaw her own indie producing venture, developing a slate with such talent as Scott Burns, Alex Gibney, Anne Hathaway, John Pollano, Jonathan Levine, Josh Radnor and Adam Shankman. She also spent 12 years between Summit and Lionsgate, rising from director of development at… »

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Amy Adams Talks Enchanted Sequel: It's What the World Needs Now

14 November 2016 3:47 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Enchanted sequel can't come soon enough. "I don't know when it's starting, but we definitely have had conversations," Amy Adams, who starred in the 2007 movie as Giselle, told me at the Governors Awards. Adam Shankman is set to direct the follow-up, which will be called Disenchanted and will reportedly take place 10 years after the original movie ends. I reminded Adams of the time a few years ago that she told me she would be up for a sequel. "If the script is right, I still stand by that," the Nocturnal Animals star said. "I trust that the team they're putting together is putting together something that makes it timely. I think it's a good time in our world for »

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Oscars 2017: Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd Will Produce the Academy Awards

4 November 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Academy took its time finding its Oscar producers this year.

For three years in a row (2012-2014) they could rest easy knowing that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were in charge, but since they moved on the AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson are back to trying to convince someone to take on the often arduous and thankless task.

They usually pick a team to split the chores as they did last year with Reginald Hudlin and David Hill, who by all reports, were like oil and water. That wasn’t going to happen again. With less-than-glowing reviews for the last few Oscars, Isaacs and Hudson were looking for someone they could count on to elevate the event.

The Academy has never found another producer like director Gil Cates, who produced the Oscar show 14 times between 1990 and 2008, bringing in Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars 2017: Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd Will Produce the Academy Awards

4 November 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Academy took its time finding its Oscar producers this year.

For three years in a row (2012-2014) they could rest easy knowing that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were in charge, but since they moved on the AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson are back to trying to convince someone to take on the often arduous and thankless task.

They usually pick a team to split the chores as they did last year with Reginald Hudlin and David Hill, who by all reports, were like oil and water. That wasn’t going to happen again. With less-than-glowing reviews for the last few Oscars, Isaacs and Hudson were looking for someone they could count on to elevate the event.

The Academy has never found another producer like director Gil Cates, who produced the Oscar show 14 times between 1990 and 2008, bringing in Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, »

- Anne Thompson

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd in Serious Negotiations to Produce Oscars (Exclusive)

3 November 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd are close to a deal to produce the 89th annual Academy Awards telecast, Variety has learned.

With the holidays looming, the Motion Picture Academy has been under increasing pressure to settle on a producer for the upcoming awards show, which is scheduled for Feb. 26. The longest the Academy had previously gone in recent years before naming a producer was in 2009, when Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic were announced on Oct. 21.

The Academy declined to comment.

The absence of a producer has prevented work from beginning on the show and has also held up the search for a host. Having just this summer closed a deal that keeps the Oscars on ABC through 2028, Disney/ABC Television Group chief Ben Sherwood has advocated publicly for the broadcaster’s late-night star Jimmy Kimmel to host the show. Although Kimmel is coming off a well-reviewed turn in September »

- Daniel Holloway and Cynthia Littleton

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd in Serious Negotiations to Produce Oscars (Exclusive)

3 November 2016 6:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd are close to a deal to produce the 89th annual Academy Awards telecast, Variety has learned.

With the holidays looming, the Motion Picture Academy has been under increasing pressure to settle on a producer for the upcoming awards show, which is scheduled for Feb. 26. The longest the Academy had previously gone in recent years before naming a producer was in 2009, when Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic were announced on Oct. 21.

The Academy declined to comment.

The absence of a producer has prevented work from beginning on the show and has also held up the search for a host. Having just this summer closed a deal that keeps the Oscars on ABC through 2028, Disney/ABC Television Group chief Ben Sherwood has advocated publicly for the broadcaster’s late-night star Jimmy Kimmel to host the show. Although Kimmel is coming off a well-reviewed turn in September as host of the Primetime Emmy Awards »

- Daniel Holloway and Cynthia Littleton

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Academy Ventures Into the Unknown With No Oscar Producer, No Host

24 October 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 89th Oscars telecast will take place in four months, and there is still neither a producer nor a host lined up to lead the show.

The Motion Picture Academy is now venturing into uncharted territory. The longest it has gone in recent years before naming a producer was in 2009, when it waited until Oct. 21 to announce Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic.

Academy spokesperson Teni Melidonian assured Variety Monday that news is on its way.

“We’ve had great conversations with several potential producers, and we’re excited to make our announcement shortly,” Melidonian said in an emailed statement. “The Academy and Oscar production teams are already working to create paths for an incoming producer to get started.”

The lack of movement has become a growing source of agitation inside ABC, which just renewed its deal to broadcast the awards show through 2028 — and has lobbied publicly for its late-night host, Jimmy Kimmel »

- Daniel Holloway

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Not Only Is the Enchanted Sequel Happening, It Sounds Fantastic

7 October 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Shout it from the rooftops: the Enchanted sequel is coming together in a major way! The 2007 original introduced Giselle, a textbook princess who finds herself thrust into the real world away from the singing birds of her home, the cartoon kingdom of Andalasia. The second film, titled Disenchanted, has been in the works since 2010, but now there's a script (written by David Stem and David Weiss), a director, and a tentative date to begin shooting. Here's everything we know so far; check back for more later! The Cast According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Amy Adams is "expected" to return. No word yet on James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, or Susan Sarandon. The Plot The new film will be set a decade after the events of the original. Giselle, now questioning her "happily ever after," accidentally triggers a series of events that affect both the real world and the animated residents of Andalasia. »

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Newswire: Enchanted sequel wakes from its slumber, finds new director

7 October 2016 6:14 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

2007’s Enchanted was a critical and box-office hit, so it’s surprising that additional chapters in the fairy tale haven’t been churned out, especially since “happily ever after” isn’t a hard and fast rule anymore. And yet, nearly 10 years have passed since Amy Adams chirped her way into Patrick Dempsey’s and our hearts. A sequel was announced back in 2014, which was to be written by The SmurfsJ. David Stem and David N. Weiss, though it’s languished in pre-production.

But now it looks like someone’s said the magic words to reinvigorate the project, as Empire Magazine reports that Rock Of Ages director Adam Shankman will helm the Enchanted follow-up. Shankman’s filmography includes 2007’s Hairspray, as well as such contemporary fairy tales as The Wedding Planner (there’s a coveted shoe involved in their meet-cute), Bringing Down The House (in which ...

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Amy Adams to return for Enchanted sequel

7 October 2016 5:47 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ten years after the musical hit, filming is expected to start on Disenchanted, a follow-up focusing on marital disillusion

Disenchanted, a belated sequel to Disney’s 2007 hit, Enchanted, is set to start shooting next summer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hairspray director Adam Shankman is in talks to direct the follow-up, which featured Amy Adams as an animated princess accidentally transported to contemporary Manhattan.

James Marsden co-starred as her prince charming, who follows her down the wormhole, while Patrick Dempsey played a New Yorker who falls for Adams despite being engaged to Idina Menzel. Susan Sarandon was an evil queen.

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Hairspray director Adam Shankman to helm Disney’s Enchanted 2, shooting begins next summer

7 October 2016 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been over two years since the last major update regarding the status of Enchanted 2, the potential sequel to 2007’s Amy Adams-led fantasy musical Enchanted, but reportedly the project is far from dead. According to a recent report from THR, after being in development for years, Disney is finally taking big steps forward with the sequel and moving fast.

Adam Shankman, whose work on such films as Hairspray and Rock of Ages makes him no stranger to characters spontaneously breaking out into song and dance, is in negotiations to direct the sequel. Additionally, the film’s official title is now Disenchanted and will likely feature the return of Adams as Princess Giselle.

Whether or not other cast members, including Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden and Timothy Spall, will reprise their roles from the original is still unknown, but it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise if »

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‘Enchanted’ sequel ‘Disenchanted’ finds a director, eyes summer 2017 production start

6 October 2016 2:31 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It looks like Disney will indeed give us another movie poking fun at itself all the while celebrating its animated films à la the sly parody of The Princess Bride. Things are finally moving forward on the sequel to 2007’s Enchanted. Adam Shankman is in negotiations to direct the sequel, called Disenchanted, and Amy Adams is expected to return, The Hollywood Reporter posted today. Disney hopes to start production in summer 2017. I’m disappointed to see Anne Fletcher and her comedy chops apparently off the project (Fletcher, who helmed Ryan Reynolds/Sandra Bullock rom-com The Proposal, was previously attached to direct the Enchanted sequel when it was in development back in 2010). But if Shankman delivers a movie that’s as fun and packed with dazzling musical numbers as his Hairspray, then we should be in for a solid sequel. His other credits include the Rock of Ages movie, A Walk to Remember, »

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Adam Shankman In Talks For Enchanted Sequel Disenchanted

6 October 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s a real fairytale match: the sequel to the 2007 hit Enchanted has landed director Adam Shankman. It’s being reported that Shankman is now in negotiations to direct Disenchanted, which will have Amy Adams reprising her role as a fairytale princess who lands in the real world.

Disenchanted picks up ten years after the events of the first film. Princess Giselle (Adams) finds herself questioning her happily-ever-after with beau Robert, a New York divorce attorney who becomes her dream prince in the first film. Giselle’s doubts are supposed to accidentally trigger events that will have serious repercussions in the real world as well as the fairy-tale kingdom of Andalasia.

It’s hardly a surprise that Enchanted has garnered a sequel – it was one of the most successful films of 2007, and actually quite groundbreaking in its way. What’s surprising is that it has taken this long to get a sequel off the ground. »

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Hairspray Director In Talks To Helm Enchanted Sequel

6 October 2016 12:53 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s almost been a decade since Amy Adams hit the screen in the Disney animated/live-action hybrid film Enchanted. The movie told the story of an animated princess who finds herself in the very real New York City, where cynicism is in full effect and at odds with her own naive sensibilities. While the film on paper has the potential to be quite the cheese-fest, it ended up being a surprise hit with both fans and critics.

Back in 2010, Disney started developing a sequel to the film, and Anne Fletcher, director of such films as The Proposal and Step Up was even attached to take the lead on the film. It’s seven years later, and nothing has materialized. Like many films in Hollywood, it seems to have wallowed in development hell.

But a new report from THR indicates that the film’s sequel, Disenchanted, has starting to gain momentum once again. »

- Joseph Medina

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Enchanted 2 Brings Back Amy Adams, Gets Hairspray Director

6 October 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly nine years after it first hit theaters, Disney's follow-up to Enchanted, titled Disenchaned, has finally found its director. Hairspray and Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman is in talks to direct the Enchanted sequel, which the studio has been developing since 2010. Original Enchaned star Amy Adams is expected to reprise her role as princess Giselle. Although it isn't known if James Marsden or any of the other original cast members will be back for Enchanted 2.

The original Enchanted centered on Amy Adams' Giselle, who is set to marry her Prince Charming (James Marsden) before she is taken from her animated fantasy world and thrust into our real world in New York City. There she meets a lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) who is about to marry a woman (Idina Menzel) who is completely wrong for him. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disenchanted will take place 10 years after the original movie, »

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Adam Shankman Is in Talks to Direct Disney’s ‘Enchanted’ Sequel

6 October 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adam Shankman, who directed 2007’s musical comedy “Hairspray,” is in talks to helm Disney’s “Enchanted” sequel, TheWrap has learned. Currently titled “Enchanted 2,” the followup to the 2007 musical fantasy film is expected to see the return of Amy Adams in her leading role as Princess Giselle. Disney plans to start production before next summer, according to sources close to the project. Also Read: Emily Mortimer Cast in Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Both Adams and original cast mate James Marsden (now on HBO’s “Westworld”) have expressed their desire to return to an “Enchanted” sequel. “I don’t understand why they never did it, »

- Meriah Doty

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‘Enchanted’: Disney Taps Adam Shankman to Direct Sequel

6 October 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney is in talks with “Hairspray” director Adam Shankman to helm “Disenchanted,” the sequel to the Amy Adams 2007 comedy-fantasy “Enchanted.”

Disney has been developing the sequel for several years. Adams said earlier this year that she was enthusiastic about the project.

“They’ve been talking about it for a while, so I really embrace and look forward to what they do and hope to be involved,” she said in April.

The story is set ten years after “Enchanted,” with Adams’ Giselle character questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone’s lives turn upside-down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.

Kevin Lima directed the original movie in which Giselle was magically moved from her animated world into the live-action world of New York City. The film, which also starred James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon, was a »

- Dave McNary

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