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Harvey Weinstein Toasts New York In Spain By Hosting July 4 Celebration At The U.S. Embassy

29 June 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Harvey Weinstein flew into Madrid this weekend to host a special July 4th tribute to his New York hometown on behalf of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Ambassador to Spain, James Costos, a former top HBO executive. The event, the largest July 4th celebration held outside the U.S., saw Weinstein produce a one-off concert with some of Broadway’s biggest stars, including Tony Award-winning Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Norm Lews (Porgy and Bess), Jared Grimes (New York Spring… »

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Nurse Jackie Refused to Soften Jackie Till the Bitter End

29 June 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Nurse Jackie was never quite a perfect show. Beautifully performed, certainly. Gutsy in its antiheroism. But bumpy. There were the super-heavy elements of Jackie's ongoing addiction and its ability to eclipse everything else in her life, sometimes balanced by the inviting warmth of Merritt Wever's performance as the irrepressible Zoey. But those things never paired that well with Akalitus's more slapstick humor, or Coop's chronic inappropriateness, or O'Hara's … anything. The show cycled through guest stars — Bobby Cannavale, Adam Ferrara, Morris Chestnut, Julie White, Laura Benanti, and, most recently, Tony Shalhoub and Mark Feuerstein — and seemingly high-stakes story lines. Yet despite the trail of death and destruction she left in her wake, nothing much seemed to stick for Jackie. Relapse is part of recovery, but Jackie relapsed more than she recovered, which is why her character's end felt fair, if not welcome. Addiction, man. It'll kill you.Or maybe »

- Margaret Lyons

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New trailer for Supergirl TV series

26 June 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere this October, a new trailer has arrived online for CBS’ upcoming DC TV series Supergirl, which we have for you right here…

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, Laura Benanti (Nashville) as Alura Zor-El, David Harewood (Selfie) as Hank Henshaw, Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roughness) as Jimmy Olsen, Jeremy Jordan (The Last Five Years) as Winslow Schott, Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist) as Vartox, »

- Gary Collinson

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Nashville's Laura Benanti Is Engaged: See Her Ring and Get the Scoop on the Proposal!

12 June 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Congratulations are in order for Laura Benanti!  The Nashville star is engaged to Patrick Brown, E! News confirms. "Patrick and I recently bought an apartment in NYC and he told me we were going there to meet our contractors to talk about renovations," Benanti tells E! News exclusively of the surprise proposal. "We walked around the apartment, talking about flooring and fixtures. Then Patrick turned and said 'the guys actually aren't going to be here.'  That's when he dropped to one knee and said the most heartfelt words I have ever had the good fortune to hear. I cried like a baby, and he spent five minutes trying to get the ring on my finger because we were both shaking so »

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New poster for Supergirl flies online

11 June 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the news earlier this week that Supergirl is set to premiere on Monday, October 26th, CBS has continued its marketing push for the DC Comics adaptation with a new poster featuring Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El (although it’s basically just a resized version of the banner we saw last month)…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Supergirl here

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) as Cat Grant, »

- Gary Collinson

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Supergirl premiere date announced

10 June 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Between the returning Arrow, The Flash and Gotham and the upcoming Lucifer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, it’s shaping up to be a cracking TV season for fans of DC Comics, and CBS has announced that we’ll get to see Melissa Benoist’s debut as Kara Zor-El this October, with Supergirl set to premiere on Monday, October 26th.

See Also: Watch the trailer for Supergirl here

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a cast that also includes Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Alexandra Danvers, »

- Gary Collinson

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Turn's Idara Victor Shares Stories About Grey's, Mad Men and More

5 June 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A recurring feature in which we ask your favorite stars to reminisce about past gigs

Idara Victor’s second TV acting gig ever, she found herself having a really hard time figuring out what was what on the Manhattan set of NBC’s Law & Order: Svu.

“You can officially call yourself a New York actor when you’ve done a Law & Order of some kind,” the Turn: Washington’s Spies star says, laughing. It’s funny now, but she remembers being disoriented by how quickly and smoothly the then-seven-seasons-old production moved.

Too smoothly, in fact.

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‘Hamilton,’ ‘Curious Incident’ Win Big at 60th Annual Drama Desk Awards

1 June 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” continued its domination of New York theater awards May 31 at the 60th annual Drama Desk Awards, becoming the first Off-Broadway musical to take home top honors since “Little Shop of Horrors” in 1983. Hosted by Laura Benanti, the ceremony recognized the highlights of the 2014–15 season, including “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which earned six awards including outstanding play and director, and “An American in Paris,” which won four including outstanding orchestration and choreography. “Just Jim Dale” won for outstanding revue, Benjamin Scheuer of “The Lion” for outstanding solo performance, and the Paramount Hotel’s “Queen of the Night” for unique theatrical experience. Miranda was visibly emotional as he accepted the awards for outstanding book, music, and lyrics, three of the seven awards “Hamilton” won. The hip-hop musical, based on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, is scheduled to open at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on Aug. »

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Laura Benanti Predicting "Supergirl" in 2013

26 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We're celebrating 1979 this month so let's talk about one of its most underused / overtalented showbiz babies: Laura Benanti.

She's a Tony Winner (Gypsy) with great pipes, Broadway's Queen of Twitter (giving her 71 thousand followers more joy with hilarity than you can fathom if you don't follow her), and this decade she's been making inroads to television stardom with recurring characters on several shows including "Nurse Jackie" and "Nashville" but she's still without a big leading role which she more than obviously deserves!

She'll next be seen as Supergirl's birthmother in the pilot of "Supergirl" (2015) - currently having pirating problems -- so add psychic to her many gifts. See, In 2013 she stripped down into Supergirl costume at a Skivvies* concert! See the video after the jump »

- NATHANIEL R

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26 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Theater Mania Juliette Binoche to return to the stage with Sophocles' Antigone

Playbill interviews Laura Benanti 

Variety the charming animated fable Song of the Sea takes Best Picture at the Irish Film Awards. Have you seen it yet? It was very nearly my favorite of last year's animated pictures. 

Guardian interviews Vincent Cassell on his disturbing Australian drama Partisan with a look back at his now-classic breakthrough in La Haine (which might get a sequel)

Variety critics hash out the best and worst of Cannes together with the most fascinating split being on Hou Hsiao Hsien's The Assassin which Debruge finds "impenetrable" and for which Chang expresses rapturous love. (Note: they also seem to admire Carol more than love it - which is why I've always been less bullish than most early Oscar prognosticators in assuming AMPAS's future love for it)

Nick Davis, Tim Brayton, Ivan Albertson and »

- NATHANIEL R

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Nashville's Laura Benanti Talks 'Heartwarming' Memorial Day Gig, Weighs in on Deacon Cliffhanger

21 May 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sadie Stone might have left Nashville before the end of the season, but Laura Benanti‘s heart is firmly ensconced in the ABC drama’s goings-on.

Take, for instance, her thoughts on Deacon’s sister Beverly, a hard-to-love character who grudgingly donated part of her liver to her ailing brother and who might have died at the end of the season finale.

“That beyotch!” Benanti says, chuckling. “Ugh, she’s so crazy. I hate her!” She calls out the title of Scarlett’s ballad of pain, inspired by Beverly’s borderline abusive mothering. ‘Black Roses! Black Roses!'”

Related Nashville Ep on the Mystery Flatliner, »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Hawaii Five-0, Vampire Diaries, Supergirl, Arrow, Poi, Chi Fire, Grey's, NCIS and More

19 May 2015 2:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m thrilled to see Michelle Borth back on Hawaii Five-0. Please tell me that she is staying. —Sandra

Ausiello: Borth is staying on as Catherine… at least for a little while, in part because next season will open with the “first dance” at Kono and Adam’s wedding. “We’ll miss the actual vows, but we’ll come in on them being introduced as husband and wife,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov tells TVLine. As for Borth’s status, »

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Executive producer Greg Berlanti on the chances of Supergirl crossing over with Arrow and The Flash

17 May 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From virtually the moment it was announced that Arrow and The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti was developing another DC project in Supergirl, there’s been speculation about a potential crossover between the shows.

However, given that Supergirl will air on a different network to her fellow DC superheroes, it would seem the chances are slim, and indeed CBS chairman Nina Tassler confirmed as much back in January. Still, Berlanti himself hasn’t quite given up hope, telling Variety that:

“The network has said publicly at this point they’re going to keep her to themselves. I always approach the shows as a fan first, so I would love to see [a crossover]. I think in success, all things are possible. But there’s a lot that would have to happen before everybody might say yes to that.”

See Also: Watch the first trailer for Supergirl here

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- Gary Collinson

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Six Minute Trailer for Supergirl TV Series

14 May 2015 4:07 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

CBS just released a 6-minute trailer for its upcoming "Supergirl" TV series, starring Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, and Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant. "Supergirl" is based on the characters from DC Comics and centers on Kara Zor-El, who comes to Earth after escaping the destruction of Krypton. After many years hiding her abilities, she joins the ranks of her cousin Superman to become the hero she was meant to be. The pilot episode was written by Ali Adler ("No Ordinary Family") and Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash"). Trailer: »

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See Melissa Benoist Soar as "Supergirl" In First Trailer for CBS Show!

13 May 2015 3:15 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl! CBS just released the first look for the upcoming drama, "Supergirl," which follows Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, as she "embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be."  Created by "Arrow" and "The Flash’s" Greg Berlanti and writer Ali Adler, the series is a new take on the DC comic, starring Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers a.k.a. Kara Zor-El. The "Glee" star is joined in the cast by Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan, Chyler Leigh, Laura Benanti and Calista Flockhart. The "Ally McBeal" alum plays the role of Cat Grant, Kara's tough-as-nails boss who definitely has the same look and feel as Meryl Streep's character in "The Devil Wears Prada." One thing's for sure .... she gonna have one killer wardrobe! As for Supergirl's costume, she's rocking red, »

- tooFab Staff

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First trailer for Supergirl TV series arrives online

13 May 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the official banners and images, CBS has now given us our first look at the upcoming Supergirl TV series with the release of an extended six minute trailer for the latest DC show. And yes, Kara’s cousin does make a brief (and we mean brief) appearance. Check it out here…

So, what do you make of that? Are you looking forward to the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Supergirl sees Melissa Benoist (Whiplash) leading a »

- Gary Collinson

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CBS releases official banners and stills from Supergirl TV series, set to premiere in November

13 May 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having placed a full series order last week, CBS has now announced that its upcoming DC Comics adaptation Supergirl is set to premiere on Monday nights at 8pm, which would put it head-to-head with the second season of Gotham on Fox (assuming Gotham keeps the same timeslot when it returns).

Accompanying the news are two banners featuring Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, along with a couple of images showing Kara Zorl-El in her civvies with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and our first look at Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart)…

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. »

- Gary Collinson

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CBS's 'Supergirl' Gets Greenlit, Will Likely Become Fall's Only Female-Centric Superhero Show

7 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Supergirl" is zooming toward the small screen as we speak.  Focused on 24-year-old Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Aka Superman's cousin, the CBS series is the first drama to be confirmed by the network for the 2015-16 season. Its early pick-up suggests a fall premiere date, and with ABC's "Agent Carter" still on the bubble, "Supergirl" will likely become fall's only female-centric superhero show.  Starring alongside Benoist will be Calista Flockhart as Kara's boss Cat Grant, Mehcad Brooks as love interest Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Kara's sister Alex Danvers and Laura Benanti as Kara's mother.  Helen Slater, the actress who played Supergirl in the 1984 film, will also make an appearance on the show.  [via Variety]

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- Inkoo Kang

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Supergirl: full season order confirmed

6 May 2015 11:37 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new Supergirl TV series – from the team that brought us Arrow and The Flash – has been confirmed for a full first season…

Here’s one that’s been assumed for a long time. In fact, some news outlets claimed this news was confirmed months ago. It’s nice to say it with 100% surety, though – the Supergirl TV series will get a full season.

Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg of Arrow and The Flash, alongside Ali Adler of Chuck, will serve as executive producers on the show. Those three co-wrote the pilot episode together, too. That's the episode that secured the season order, naturally.

Melissa Benoist of Glee and Whiplash fame will take the title role of Supergirl, Aka Kara Zor-El, Aka Superman’s cousin. She’ll be working at a media conglomerate called CatCo, before deciding to embrace her superheroic abilities that she had previously tried to hide. You »

- rleane

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'Supergirl' Gets Series Order at CBS

6 May 2015 3:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With all of the major TV networks getting ready to unveil their 2015-2016 schedule at the upfront presentations next week, CBS has issued an early series order for Supergirl. The network's deal between Warner Bros. TV and executive producer Greg Berlanti included an early deadline for the network to make a decision on the pilot, a perk only reserved for the most prolific producers, such as Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory). This show will be the third DC Comics property that Greg Berlanti has brought to the small screen, following Arrow and The Flash.

Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El, who escaped from her home planet of Krypton at a young age and has been hiding in plain sight on Earth ever since, refusing to showcase her incredible powers. At the age of 24, Kara decides to embrace her abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. »

- MovieWeb

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