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18 items from 2014


11 Tweets to Soften the Blow of the World Cup Loss

1 July 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

World Cup. Yep, yep. Tough. Here are 11 people who attempted to make it better, and we applaud them for their efforts. Jesus saves, but @TimHowardGK does it better. #USAvsBEL #WorldCup2014 — God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 1, 2014 I believe that we will win! #USAvsBEL pic.twitter.com/f94iSkE1mZ — Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 1, 2014 Frustrated by my poor knowledge of disparaging Belgian slurs. — Ana Gasteyer (@AnaGasteyer) July 1, 2014 Very Upset that every World Cup player is given a child before each game. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 1, 2014 I'm putting Tim Howard down as my emergency contact. — Liana Maeby (@lianamaeby) July 1, 2014 Every time #TimHoward saves a goal, I wanna make out with a stranger. #WorldCup — Tricia Romano (@tromano) July 1, 2014 No matter what happens @TimHowardGK wins. — Jeff Wild (@jiffywild) July 1, 2014 Yo which one is USA the red or white team #idontknowwhatimwatching — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 1, 2014 Please imagine how pissed the World Cup crowd would be if at »

- Louis Virtel

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Variety Show Glory Days of ‘Sonny and Cher’ Could be Long Gone

18 June 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the days of Ed Sullivan, the Smothers Brothers and Carol Burnett, the TV variety special stood tall as a regular feature of the broadcast schedule. But in recent years, they seem to have gone the way of the 13-channel universe — relics of the distant past.

Today, the occasional attempt to bring back the format hasn’t been very well rewarded with ratings, NBC’s “The Maya Rudolph Show” notwithstanding. That skit-based program met with mixed reviews but earned solid numbers (more than 7 million tuned in).

What viewers will more likely be served is something with a throughline, albeit with plenty of star power to stoke viewer interest, like NBC’s “Sound of Music Live!” It combined country music sensation Carrie Underwood with decorated Broadway vets Audra McDonald and Laura Benanti.

Social media certainly helped, turning the live events into bona-fide smashes, attracting nearly 19 million viewers while lighting up Twitter with traffic. »

- Paige Albiniak

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Laura Benanti on her 'Sound of Music' journey from Maria onstage to Elsa in TV version (Exclusive Video)

13 June 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Fifteen years ago, Laura Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria, the nun turned nanny, in an acclaimed revival of "The Sound of Music." Last Christmas, she tackled the part of Elsa Schrader, the Countess who courts Captain von Trapp but loses him to Maria, in the live television version. In our recent webcam chat (watch below), she said she welcomed the chance to be a part of this event that starred Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer as the would-be lovers as well as six-time Tony champ Audra McDonald as the Reverend Mother: "We rehearsed it like a play, for seven weeks. And then we rehearsed for 10 days, two weeks with the cameras."  -Break- Join the heated Emmy debate going on right now in our red-hot message boards In the 1965 film version, which won Best Picture, three-time Oscar nominee Eleanor Parker played this part as more villainess than vamp. And »

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Some Came Linking

12 June 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Vulture dreams up sequels for The Fault In Our Stars. We'll obviously take the Laura Dern one

The Awl "The Tortured History of Entertainment Weekly" - god I was so in love with that magazine when it debuted in the 1990s. The first issue I remember buying was #5 with Jamie Lee Curtis on the cover for Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel

Pixar Times Pixar teases the first five minutes of Inside Out their June 2015 release

Theater Mania Laura Benanti auditions for Peter Pan Live! 

Boy Culture Rip supporting actress Martha Hyer, Oscar-nominated for Some Came Running (1958) 

Kenneth in the (212) teases a new stage production with the music of the The Go-Gos?

Comics Alliance a giant statue of Spider-Man in Korea is causing a stir thanks to its Spider-Manhood

Empire there's a new trailer for The Boxtrolls

Variety expects crazy ladies to dominate the Guest Actress race at the Emmys 

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- NATHANIEL R

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Tony Winner Tries Out for Every Role in NBC's 'Peter Pan'

11 June 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tony winner Laura Benanti is not just a droll and down-to-Earth Twitter presence; she's also (apparently) an explosive auditioner.  Benanti played Baroness Elsa Schrader in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" last year, and she's raring to give the experimental medium another try. Here, watch as she auditions for "Peter Pan Live!" and defies the legacy of Mary Martin with some uncouth language. But seriously, who cares about John Darling?  »

- Louis Virtel

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CAA Signs Tony Winner Laura Benanti

22 May 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CAA has signed actress Laura Benanti, the Tony winner and legit-world fave whose TV works includes “Go On,” “The Playboy Club” and the recent live broadcast of “The Sound of Music.”

The actress made her Broadway debut in the 1998 revival of “The Sound of Music” and has gone on to build a Rialto CV that also includes “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “Nine” (opposite Antonio Banderas), “Swing!” and “Into the Woods.” In 2008 she won a Tony for her turn as Gypsy Rose Lee in the revival of “Gypsy” toplined by Patti LuPone.

Recently the thesp starred onstage in the Encores! production of “The Most Happy Fella,” and also has a role on the current season of “Nurse Jackie.”

Benanti is managed by Emily Gerson Saines at Brookside Artist Management.

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- Gordon Cox

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NBC's 'The Music Man Live': Let's cast it!

13 May 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Dammit, NBC — why’d you have to announce an upcoming live version of The Music Man that likely won’t premiere until 2015? How are we supposed to get excited for Peter Pan Live when we know that this is on the horizon?

No disrespect to the Lost Boys, but Meredith Willson’s 1957 classic is a much better show than the 1954 stage version of Pan. (So long as Mary Martin isn’t involved, anyway.) The songs are catchier, the book is wittier, the production numbers are more fun — and there’s much less chance of high-wire mishaps, which actually might make »

- Hillary Busis

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New Law And Order Svu Season 15,Episode 23 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By NBC

8 May 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, NBC released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu" episode 23 of season 15. The episode is entitled, "Thought Criminal," and it sounds like things will get pretty damn interesting as the Svu peeps get aggressive with a sex offender, whose case is missing a victim, and more. In the new,23rd episode press release: An aggressive tactic for capturing sex offenders, is going to get used by the squad when they go undercover and target a successful photographer who may have taken his fantasies too far. However, no victim will be found, making the case challenging. Guest stars will feature: Nia Vardalos as Counselor Minonna Efron ,Donal Logue as Lt. Declan Murphy , Brian Baumgartner as Gordon Montlieff , Joshua Malina as Simon Wilkes, and Laura Benanti as Maria Grazie. Episode 23 is set to air on Wednesday night, May 14th at 8pm central time on NBC. »

- Andre

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The Good Wife Recap: Sinner Party

28 April 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We begin at Colin Sweeney’s engagement party full of Robert Palmer girls, a disorienting and engaging opening scene, as always, for The Good Wife. Very Eyes Wide Shut vibe for Alicia’s seemingly routine trip to a client’s house to get a financial-disclosure agreement signed.The vibe continues as Sweeney dons his electronic glasses that match whoever he’s looking at with a porn star’s body type, and even as he introduces Alicia to his flirty new fiancée, Renata. He’s shocked that Alicia doesn’t know he’s engaged: “Do you really not follow my life? I follow yours.” Renata is into Alicia: “I have a theory about women with three-syllable names,” she says suggestively. She follows this with the statement, heavy with show-spanning symbolism: “Every saint is just a sinner waiting for an opportunity.” She’s played by the sexy Laura Benanti, who is so »

- Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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New Good Wife Season 5,Episode 19 Interesting Spoiler Promo Clip Hit The Net

21 April 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Last night,CBS released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 19 of season 5, and it appears to be pretty interesting as Alicia gets annoyed with one of her creepiest clients ever, and more. The episode is titled, "Tying The Knot." In the new episode 19, When Alicia pays a visit to longtime client ,Colin Sweeney, she will end up having the unwanted role of witness when a body is found in his home. In the meantime, Eli will get involved when an unfortunate picture of Zach threatens to become a public relations problem for Peter. Josh Charles returns to The Good Wife as episodic director. Dylan Baker returns as Colin Sweeney ,and Laura Benanti is going to guest star as his fiancée, Renata Ellard. The episode was written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, and it was directed by Josh Charles. Episode 19 is scheduled to air on Sunday night, »

- Chris

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New Good Wife Season 5,Episode 19 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

20 April 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently,CBS released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 19 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "Tying The Knot," and it sounds like things will get pretty damn interesting and dramatic as Alicia becomes an unwanted witness of a dead body, and more! In the new,19th episode press release: Alicia will become a witness when a body is discovered in Colin Sweeney's home. Press release number 2: When Alicia pays a visit to longtime client ,Colin Sweeney, she will find herself in the unwanted role of witness when a body is discovered in his home. In the meantime, Eli will step in when an unfortunate picture of Zach threatens to become a public relations nightmare for Peter. Josh Charles returns to The Good Wife as episodic director. Dylan Baker returns as Colin Sweeney and Laura Benanti is going to guest star as his fiancée, »

- Andre

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Links: MTV Movie Awards and More...

14 April 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Guardian asks a really good question. Had James Dean lived would he have been a Newman or a Brando?

Nerd Approved swapping the genders on Disney characters

Comics Alliance one minute of the opening battle from X-Men Days of Future Past. Looks exciting

The Guardian an interview with the disfigured actor from Under the Skin

Vox 21 Times Stephen Colbert has dropped his satiric character and been himself 

Telegraph an unusually candid confession: Pierce Brosnan doesn't think he was good enough as James Bond

Empire Harrison Ford talks Bladerunner sequel 

MTV Movie Awards

I "forgot" to watch. But the internet provides the highlights anyway. Like Zac Efron getting his shirt ripped off. The masses have now seen his chest approximately in everything but it still excites them (More is more?)

Comics Alliance one minute of the opening battle from X-Men Days of Future Past. Looks exciting

Towleroad Jared Leto's AIDS focused speech. »

- NATHANIEL R

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This Week on Stage: Denzel and Menzel add some Broadway star power

5 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

King Kong ain’t got s–t on superstar Denzel Washington (at least, not until the beast’s new musical declares a firm date next season), as the movie megastar touched down on Broadway for the first time since his Tony-winning turn in August Wilson’s Fences in 2010. And like that heralded revival, he once again got raves from most outlets. Also receiving raves this week was Wicked star Idina Menzel, who dazzles in If/Then, the new tuner by the Next to Normal team of Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. And though the young fans who adore her voice in Frozen may, »

- Jason Clark

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'The Most Happy Fella' with Cheyenne Jackson and Laura Benanti hits Encores! revival series

4 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Six years after writing the classic musical Guys and Dolls, composer Frank Loesser introduced audiences to The Most Happy Fella. The show has an often lush, operatic, and nearly-sung-through score — but the book is a dated, borderline racist bit of nonsense about an Italian immigrant vineyard owner in the Napa Valley who talks-a like-a this-a and even refers to himself at one point as “a stupid, ugly, old wop.”

In other words, it’s just the sort of problematic chestnut to get a five-night-only revival this week as part of the New York City Center Encores! series, a two-decade-old program »

- Thom Geier

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The Good Wife Scoop: Laura Benanti Cast as Colin Sweeney's Fiancée

10 March 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Laura Benanti has just landed a plum role on The Good Wife, but she may not be sticking around long.

The Tony-winning actress has been cast as the new fiancée of wife killer, and frequent Lockhart / Gardner client, Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), TVGuide.com has learned.

The Good Wife's Kalinda and more of TV's most stylish characters

Sweeney will return when...

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- Kate Stanhope

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Michael Sam comes out: Celebs tweet support

10 February 2014 7:16 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Besides the Olympics, the big sports news over the weekend was that Missouri All-American Michael Sam announced he is gay, and, if drafted this spring, the defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

“Once I became official to my teammates, I knew who I was,” Sam told the New York Times. “I knew that I was gay. And I knew that I was Michael Sam, who’s a Mizzou football player who happens to be gay. I was so proud of myself and I just didn’t care who knew.”

Since the news broke, many »

- Erin Strecker

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Justin Bieber: Jared Padalecki, Jason Biggs and more celebrities totally over the pop star

23 January 2014 5:01 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

As news spread that Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami on Thursday (Jan. 23) on charges of drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license, so too did the many jokes and putdown made by celebrities on Twitter.

It's safe to say that a good portion of Hollywood has grown fed up with the Biebs' antics. Here a a select few who slammed the kid on social media today.

Just saw the mugshot of @justinbieber. I gotta admit, she's kinda hot without all of her usual makeup on...

-- Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) January 23, 2014

Arresting @justinbieber sends the wrong message! Kids might start thinking rich celebs Can't do whatever they want. http://t.co/ngdVLsp0sY

-- Misha Collins (@mishacollins) January 23, 2014

Justin Bieber's father has 2M twitter followers. We are all to blame.

-- Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) January 23, 2014

50 in a 30. Jesus, Bieber even drag races like a p****.

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- editorial@zap2it.com

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Andrew Rannells, Jonathan Groff, Laura Benanti, and more star in Russia's fake Broadway musical -- Video

23 January 2014 12:22 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

How does a community band together to protest Russia’s anti-gay legislation? A musical, of course.

Dozens of New York stage stars have produced a fake musical that finds Russia’s fictional Broadway community (“The Great Red Way,” as they say) staging a protest show in response to the Russian government stance on homosexual propaganda via theatrical performance. In the U.S., who better to satirize than a group of musical theater actors?

There’s a little something for everyone here: Jonathan Groff and Jeremy Jordan as two ill-fated Olympians, Laura Benanti and Stephanie J. Block as lesbian astronauts, Michael Cerveris as a soliloquizing Putin, »

- Marc Snetiker

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