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Laura Benanti Previews the 'Nashville' Fall Finale, Shares Secrets of the Set

10 December 2014 7:57 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Laura Benanti is a Tony award-winning veteran of several Broadway shows, which means her transition to musical performer on the ABC drama Nashville wasn't that much of a stretch. Although she's extremely disciplined (thanks to a theatrical schedule of eight live shows a week), her introduction to viewers on the series this season hasn't been without its professional challenges. But as Sadie Stone, new Bff to country superstar Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), Benanti is making it look effortless.

"In some ways this is music boot camp," Benanti told Rolling Stone »

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Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Trump Join Harvey Weinstein's 'New York Spring Spectacular'

9 December 2014 6:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

It was either Laura Benanti or no Knicks tickets for Harvey Weinstein. The producer of Radio City Music Hall's New York Spring Spectacular was looking for a star to lead the show, and when his friend and collaborator James L. Dolan, the executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company that oversees Radio City, fell in love with Benanti for the project, he jokingly threatened to pull Weinstein's Knicks seats if he didn't cast her. Read more Harvey Weinstein Gets the Rockettes Kicking "I can be blackmailed, I admit it," Weinstein said at a Tuesday evening event announcing the rebooted Spectacular, which

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- Suzy Evans

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Meet the man who played the crocodile in 'Peter Pan Live!'

6 December 2014 3:12 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Who was in Peter Pan Live!'s croc suit? It wasn't Brian Williams, father of Peter Pan him/herself Allison. It also wasn't The Sound of Music Live! star Laura Benanti, despite what she may have claimed on Twitter. No, it was someone else; someone who quite literally kept a lower profile: Assistant choreographer Charlie Williams. (No relation). Much of the Twitter activity during the event was directed toward the crocodile, who was named the "true breakout star" of the production by Mashable. EW got Williams on the phone to dish on what it was like playing Captain Hook's reptilian »

- Esther Zuckerman

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The Best Celeb Twitter Reactions to Peter Pan Live

5 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

NBC's telecast of Peter Pan Live! Thursday was a communal experience on social media - and nowhere was that more evident than on Twitter, where a whole subset of viewers shared their instantaneous reviews. There also were a whole bunch of celebrities like Anna Kendrick, Zach Braff and Carrie Underwood became just like us, and Tweeted their 140-character thoughts about the live production that featured Allison Williams as the boy who wouldn't grow up. Here's a sampling: Finally! A guy with a bigger pirate hat than me. #PeterPanLive #ChristopherWalken pic.twitter.com/AsDdxgDd8p— Judge Reinhold (@JudgeReinhold) December 5, 2014 Honestly all »

- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice

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Peter Pan Live!'s Allison Williams vs. Sound of Music's Carrie Underwood—Who Did it Better?

5 December 2014 6:59 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Peter Pan Live! took the Internet and audiences by storm last night, but did its star outshine her predecessor from The Sound of Music Live!? Both musical productions hailed from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron of Smash, Chicago and Hairspray fame, but they were certainly two very different shows. The second in a new NBC tradition of live productions, Peter Pan Live! starred Girls' Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders and Minnie Driver. Last year, NBC aired The Sound of Music Live!, featuring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Borle to big numbers and a lot of sarcastic tweets. Aside from HBO's Girls, »

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Peter Pan Live! as Told by Twitter: A Dead Maid, Hot Lost Boys and More

4 December 2014 9:24 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sometimes, you learn more about a major television event by not watching it. That was my experience Thursday, as I enjoyed Peter Pan Live! not through my own eyes, but through the eyes of Twitter.

(Disclaimer: TVLine Senior Editor Michael Slezak did watch Peter Pan Live!, so if “accuracy” is more your flavor, check out his photo recap of the best, worst and “whoops-iest” moments.)

All right, friends, here’s what I gathered…

It all started with a dead maid:

Kelli O'Hara is singing "Almost Real" to herself in the nursery right now while the maid is still dead in »

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How to Live Tweet ‘Peter Pan Live’ Like a Social Media Star

4 December 2014 11:10 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When it comes to TV, social media loves a spectacle – especially a live one.

When NBC aired The Sound of Music Live last year, audiences reacted almost immediately by flooding social media with updates – both good and bad – about the show and, in particular, Carrie Underwood’s performance. The reaction was strong enough to make producers worry and even prompt Allison Williams to beg fans to not “hate-watch” Peter Pan Live.

If you’re planning to tune in and live-tweet NBC’s live broadcast of the boy who never grew up, which airs tonight at 8 p.m., you better bring your A game.

So here’s a handy guide to what to you should be ready for when it comes to making the most of your “live social media TV viewing” experience:

Know your hashtags. The official tracker is #PeterPanLive. Use the tag wisely. (And you can follow NBC's curated Twitter list of the broadcast's stars, but just »

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Jon Stewart Reacts To Eric Garner Decision, the Royal Couple Will Hang with Jay Z and Beyonce Next Week + More in First Dibs

4 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

January Jones graduates from Mad Men to Fox’s new 2015 comedy, “The Situation“ is desperate for cash, Billy Eichner writes a song for Taylor Swift, and more in today’s First Dibs.

Jon Stewart reacts to the grand jury’s decision not to indict a NYPD officer in the death of Eric Garner in the opening of last night’s The Daily Show. [Gawker] Prince William and Kate Middleton will meet with Jay Z and Beyoncé, among other major celebrities, during their stay in New York City next week. [NY Post] January Jones gets cast in Fox’s 2015 comedy The Last Man on Earth. [E!] Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino tries to pay off the millions of dollars he owes in taxes by selling his tires. [TMZ] Comedian Billy Eichner, a self-professed Taylor Swift fan, performs a song he wrote for her on Conan. [YouTube] Jane Krakowski jokingly auditioned for the cast of Peter Pan Live! and »

- Alexa Tietjen

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'Peter Pan Live!' Cast on Hate-Viewing: "You Cannot Watch Cynically"

4 December 2014 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Watch, scoff, tweet. Such is the ritual of "hate-watching" these days — particularly, this time last year, when Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC. Although critically panned, the three-hour musical starring Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Audra McDonald and Christian Borle was a ratings hit — 18.5 million viewers watched live, with that figure growing to nearly 22 million with DVR — and an endless source for trending topics on Twitter. Read more Watch Allison Williams Sing and Fly in New 'Peter Pan Live!' Promo "Last year, we all wanted the Sound of Music to be the best thing ever! And it was, good," Borle told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Nashville Recap: Jingle Bell Shock

3 December 2014 7:59 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a tell-all Rolling Stone cover story! And when I got over the shock and told her I still loved her, she basically told me to stuff it. Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!”

While Deacon doesn’t exactly sing that little mash-up in this week’s holiday-tinged Nashville, he probably should, because it’s an accurate representation of what happens. But before you start crooning “Blue Christmas” for all of the Music City folk, take heart in the fact that Juliette and Avery cannot deny the fact that they go together like egg »

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New Nashville Season 3,Episode 10 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

3 December 2014 1:07 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Nashville" episode 10 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "First To Have A Second Chance," and it turns out that we'll see Rayna having a major issue about leaving her kids to go out on tour. Luke tries to keep a close eye on Layla, and more. In the new, 10th episode press release: "When Luke finally returns home after wrapping up his Moon or Shine Tour just days before he and Rayna tie the knot, Rayna will start to feel conflicted about leaving their kids to go out on the road again, especially after she discovers that Luke has been making parenting decisions without her. In the meantime, Will is going to invite Layla on tour in an effort to keep her close but when he sees her flirting with his boss at a party, he will begin to »

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Nashville Blog: Laura Benanti on Sadie Stone Winning a Cma Award - and Her Money-Grubbing Ex

20 November 2014 3:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Tony winner Laura Benanti - who plays Sadie Stone - writes about her character's big win at the Country Music Association Awards and how her past will come back to haunt her. And for viewers who noticed Sadie catch Luke Wheeler's eye and are wondering if something might develop between them - and threaten her friendship with Rayna - Benanti says that's not going to happen.All those years working hard in country music paid off! When I won that Cma Award, »

- Laura Benanti, @laurabenanti

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Elaine Stritch Given Starry Broadway Tribute

18 November 2014 3:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti and Holland Taylor and writer Liz Smith lead a tearful and raucous tribute Monday to Elaine Stritch, the funny and irascible theater star who put the broad in Broadway. "This event would have pleased her to no end because, for one, it's all about her," deadpanned Lane, who called her "a brilliant force of nature" and hoped she was in "God's house seats." The show, Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch, was directed by George C. Wolfe at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Stritch died July 17 at her home in Birmingham, Michigan, at age 89. From the stage, »

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Elaine Stritch Given Starry Broadway Tribute

18 November 2014 3:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti and Holland Taylor and writer Liz Smith lead a tearful and raucous tribute Monday to Elaine Stritch, the funny and irascible theater star who put the broad in Broadway. "This event would have pleased her to no end because, for one, it's all about her," deadpanned Lane, who called her "a brilliant force of nature" and hoped she was in "God's house seats." The show, Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch, was directed by George C. Wolfe at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Stritch died July 17 at her home in Birmingham, Michigan, at age 89. From the stage, »

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24 great comedy shows that deserve more love

13 November 2014 3:37 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We asked Den Of Geek’s writers to recommend brilliant comedy shows that deserve to have more of a fuss made about them. Here they are...

Banging a drum about stuff we love is more or less our remit on Den Of Geek - hence what many readers have started referring to as the ‘inexplicably regular' appearance of Statham, squirrels and Harold Bishop from Neighbours on these pages.

To that end then, we asked our writers which comedy shows (past and present, UK or otherwise, on TV, radio, or online…) deserved more praise, and here are the ones they chose. You might already like them too, or you might discover something new to dig out and enjoy. That’s the fun of it.

Please note that this list isn’t ranked in any order, nor is it exhaustive. It’s compiled from the opinions of a group of different people, »

- louisamellor

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Discovery will show a man get 'Eaten Alive' by a giant snake

5 November 2014 2:26 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Discovery Channel will show a man get “Eaten Alive” by a giant snake A filmmaker will wear a special “snake-proof” suit that will allow him to “get inside" a live anaconda for a special airing Dec. 7 (watch the trailer). Already, the stunt drawing concerns that it amounts to animal cruelty. Minnie Driver joins NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” She’ll narrate the live event and play the adult Wendy Darling. Hugh Bonneville: Terrorist group Isis has nothing to do with “Downton Abbey’s” dog Isis "Anyone who genuinely believes the series five storyline (1924) involving the animal was a reaction to recent world news is a complete berk,” he says. Click Read Full Post For More “@midnight” drops Artie Lange after his racist/sexist Twitter rant targeting an ESPN2 host Lange was set to appear on Thursday’s "@midnight," but that appearance was quickly canceled after Lange went on a »

- Norman Weiss

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TVLine Items: Good Wife Faves Return, Adam Brody's DirecTV Drama and More

5 November 2014 12:04 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Two of the sharpest thorns in Alicia Florrick’s side are returning to The Good Wife next year.

Related The Good Wife Recap: Campaign and Suffering

Dylan Baker will be back as fan-favorite Colin Sweeney in a 2015 episode, while Laura Benanti (Nashville) will also return as Colin’s third wife Renata, Entertainment Weekly is reporting.

Colin will reportedly hire Florrick/Agos/Lockhart/whomever to sue a TV show. Benanti’s Renata, meanwhile, will agree to testify against him in court.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets?

* Adam Brody (The O.C.) has been tapped to star in the new DirecTV drama Billy & Billie, »

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'The Good Wife' guest stars Dylan Baker and Laura Benanti set to return

5 November 2014 10:11 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

A fan-favorite (alleged) lady-killer is coming back to The Good Wife. Dylan Baker's wonderfully creepy Colin Sweeney will return for a season-six episode airing in 2015. Here's what co-creator Robert King says: "Colin Sweeney wants the firm to sue a TV show for defamation after the show steals his character, and makes it look like he killed his first wife. Laura Benanti also returns as his estranged third wife, Renata, who decides to testify against him in court." Baker earned his third Emmy nomination earlier this year for his portrayal of Sweeney. The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9 p.m. »

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Nashville Recap: Ruke-lear Disaster

29 October 2014 9:21 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Luke, when you next have some downtime on that big jet of yours, I’ve got a book for you to read: It’s called She’s Just Not That Into You (or Your Global Brand, Whatever the Hell That Means).

I know you’re probably too busy memorizing scripts for your next foot-fungus-spray commercial — “Luke Wheeler’s FunkAway, for when your tootsies are funkier than a yardbird in a port-a-john ” — so I’ll give you a quick summary. If your fiancée suddenly grows an aversion to being linked to you in print, online and/or via broadcast… if she »

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New Nashville Season 3,Episode 6 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

23 October 2014 12:05 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Nashville" episode 6 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy," and it turns out that we'll see Juliette attempting to invite Avery into her baby's life. Rayna gets nominated for a plethora of awards, and more. In the new, 5th episode press release: "Rayna is going to be nominated for several Cma Awards, but she and Luke will be rivals in the top category. In the meantime, Juliette will invite Avery to be involved in her life as her baby's father. A backup singer will help Deacon, and Gunnar will ask Scarlett for advice. Guest stars will feature: Amy Robach as Herself , David Alford as Bucky Dawes ,Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant, Laura Benanti as Sadie Stone, Derek Hough as Noah West ,Brette Taylor as Pam York, Mykelti Williamson as Terry, Robin Roberts »

- Andre

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