17 items from 2017
It's hard to believe we're already into week three of Dancing With the Stars!
On Monday night, the 11 remaining contestants danced their hearts out to routines inspired by their ultimate guilty pleasures. From the most technical lifts to the sassiest performances, Et's breaking down all the best choreography moments we saw in the ballroom.
Watch: 'Dancing With the Stars' Pays Tribute to the Victims of Las Vegas Massacre With Touching Opening Message
Dance highlight: We've patiently been waiting to see more lifts this season, and this week, we got them! Drew and Emma kicked off the night with a true crime-inspired piece, with the Property Brothers star holding his pro partner in the air at the 0:52 mark.
Judges' score: 23/30.
Et's score: 21/30. We found it a bit surprising that the judges' gave this pair such high scores, when some of »
Vanessa Lachey dazzled again on “Dancing With The Stars.” On Monday’s show, which was themed “Guilty Pleasures,” Lachey and substitute partner Alan Bersten performed a “terrific” jazz routine to Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Watch the video below of Lachey’s dance. While her husband was on the verge of elimination last week, […] »
- Michael Lewittes
The competition on Dancing With Stars is heating up!
The 11 remaining contestants will take the floor once again on Monday night, performing dances inspired by their ultimate guilty pleasures, a brand new theme for the dance competition show.
But before the stars and their pro partners show off their skills, Et's breaking down everything you need to know about what to expect in the ballroom!
Who's on top of the leaderboard?
Who's in danger of elimination?
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev received the lowest score from the judges last Tuesday, 18/30. They were followed closely behind with a three-way tie between Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess, Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke and Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd, who all received »
Girls just want to have fun, all right. James Corden is giving up the driver's seat in Carpool Karaoke: The Series, premiering Aug. 8 on Apple Music. In a sneak peek that aired on CBS' The Late Late Show Wednesday, Girls Trip stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith went for a spin and covered Prince's hit "Let's Go Crazy." The co-stars were so in the moment that Latifah had to decelerate to avoid a fender bender. "What's up with that braking jamming?" she asked. "It's about to be Car Crashpool Karaoke." Along the way, the actresses picked up their co-stars Tiffany Haddish and Regina Hall to do some guerilla marketing for their new movie, in theaters July 21. »
Girls Road Trip! The Late Late Show’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment has its own Apple Music spin-off show, and to help kick things up a notch, Jada Pinkett Smith hit the road with Queen Latifah behind the wheel to sing some of their favorite hits and promote their upcoming comedy, Girls Trip, in the process.
Girls just want to have fun! Sunday night's brand-new episode of Second Wives Club was all about letting loose for Shawna Craig, Katie Cazorla, Veronika Obeng and Shiva Safai, who traveled to the Virgin Islands in honor of Shawna's "dirty" 30th birthday. "I want Shawna to have the best time of her life, so I want to have a dirty 30, not a classy, good girl 30," Katie said. "I don't care if I have to crap it up on this island 'cause we're going to get dirty!" Meanwhile, back at home, Tania Mehra bonded with Morisa Surrey while dress shopping for her upcoming wedding. However, Tania couldn't escape the drama for long because once Shawna returned from the trip, she »
Cyndi Lauper: Lauper’s Instagram account/ Sam Ruttyn
Cyndi Lauper is bringing her musical chops to Broadway again. The “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer will write the music and lyrics for the upcoming “Working Girl” stage musical, Entertainment Weekly writes.
Playwright and TV writer Kim Rosenstock (“Tigers Be Still,” “New Girl”) will pen the book for “Working Girl” from Kevin Wade’s original film script. Fox Stage Productions and Aged in Wood Productions are producing. A director has not been announced.
“Working Girl” is based on the 1988 Mike Nichols film of the same name, which stars Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, and Harrison Ford. It centers on Tess McGill (Griffith), secretary to corporate exec Katharine Parker (Weaver). When Katharine steals a business idea from Tess, Tess decides to get revenge by working her way up and taking Katharine’s job. Tess also ends up falling for her boss’ boyfriend (Ford) along the way.
“‘Working Girl’ was a groundbreaking depiction of a working-class woman determined to succeed in the cutthroat, male-dominated corporate world of the 1980s,” Fox Stage and Aged in Wood emphasized in a statement. “Funny and smart, this now-iconic tale is just as relevant today — and who better to adapt it for Broadway than Cyndi Lauper, who’s been a change maker in music since the ’80s, and Kim Rosenstock of the hit TV series ‘New Girl?’”
“I’m really excited for so many reasons,” Lauper added. “I love the film, and its story about a woman’s very unconventional road to success in the ’80s is something I know a lot about. Women are still fighting for fundamental rights and equal pay!”
Lauper made history as the first woman to win the Tony for Best Original Score. She took home the award in 2013 for her work on “Kinky Boots.” The musical, also based on a film, earned Lauper the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014. She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1985. Lauper has sold over 50 million records throughout her career. She’ll be honored by Lgbt channel Logo at its upcoming 2017 Trailblazing Honors.
Cyndi Lauper Writing Music and Lyrics for “Working Girl” Stage Musical was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
Throughout her 30-year-plus career, Cyndi Lauper has been known as an outspoken advocate of Lgbt rights, so it comes as no surprise that the Grammy winner will be honored by Logo at its 2017 Trailblazing Honors event. Launched in 2005, the lifestyle channel is targeted to the Lgbt community.
“The television network praised the 63-year-old singer-songwriter for her advocacy through song and theater,” Page Six writes. In 2008, the “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer co-founded the True Colors Fund “to help address homelessness among Lgbt youth.” She’s participated in gay pride events across the globe and serves as a member of the Matthew Shepard Foundation Board, an Lgbt nonprofit organization founded by the parents of Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student who was beaten to death in 1998.
When asked about what got her involved in the fight for Lgbt rights, Lauper said, “My sister is part of the community, and my friends are part of the community … I started to see discrepancies and things that weren’t right, and I didn’t want to just shut my mouth, because I don’t believe in that.”
As for the impact of her advocacy, the singer observed, “Everybody can create change around them by changing their mind about someone else, and including people, and also… if you want to change the world, change what’s right around you.”
Lauper has sold over 50 million records.
The 2017 Trailblazer Honors will be held in New York on June 22. The event will air as an hourlong special the following day on VH1 and Logo.
Cyndi Lauper to Receive Logo Trailblaizer Honors for Her Lgbt Activism was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
By the time we got to the end of Part 2 of Week 2 of The Voice’s Blind Auditions, we’d been treated to a raspy-voiced Rod Stewart wannabe, an impromptu Alicia Keys cover of “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and a great deal of talk about Blake Shelton’s desire to live the girl dream that Gwen Stefani had. How were the actual performances, though? See below for my (randomly ordered) reviews and letter grades of the singers moving on to the Battle Rounds, then hit the comments with your own critiques.
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Julianne Hough celebrated her last days before tying the knot with an epic bachelorette bash over the weekend, which involved a lot of friends, a lot of drinks and a lot of bikinis.
The Dancing With the Stars judge took off to Cabo on board Celebrity Cruises with a cadre of her closest pals for a wild celebration. Among the assortment of beaming besties were Cindy Crawford, Kris Jenner, and actress Nina Dobrev.
Dobrev and Hough made sure to both share some funny, sexy, hair-flipping slow-motion videos to commemorate the bacchanalia.
Hough celebrated with her friends -- and shared a ton of cute group photos -- during »
Girls just want to have fun and fresh nails.
A litter of female puppies got both thanks to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Two weeks ago, rescuers discovered 19 puppies from four to five different litters living in the East Los Angeles dump. The offspring of neglected junkyard dogs, the pups were sadly treated like the trash that surrounded them.
Outraged that these sweet, little 4-to-6-week-old dogs were being deprived the chance to lead a life full of love, food and clean fur, a rescue group pulled the puppies from the dump and brought them to Helen Woodward Animal Center. »
- Kelli Bender
“Yasmine, Priyanka and I all call ourselves the Powerpuff Girls,” Braddy, 29, says in People exclusive preview of the March issue of Good Housekeeping, on stands Tuesday. “We hang out on and off set all the time – eating sushi and having sleepovers sometimes – just being girls!”
- Christina Dugan
Cyndi Lauper has revealed her true thoughts on Madonna’s speech at the Women’s March on Washington. During an appearance alongside Rod Stewart on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”, the 63-year-old “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer remarked that while she was “glad” that Madonna attended the march, she wasn’t too keen on the […] »
- Cat Williams
Goodbyes are never easy, especially when you have to say it to dozens and dozens of movies and TV shows. Netflix is retiring a full list of titles in February (as it does every month), and this time, it's hitting us right in the heart parts. Classics like Clueless, gems like Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and treasures like Trainspotting are all about to disappear! Good thing there's a whole new catalog of movies coming in February to take our minds off of these losses. Expiring Feb. 1 A.C.O.D. An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky An Inconvenient Truth Ashby Black Hawk Down Bratz: Babyz: The Movie Bratz: Super Babyz Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure Clerks Elizabeth Extract Failure to Launch Frida Girls Just Want to Have Fun Jackass 2.5 Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School Last Holiday Mission Impossible: III Sahara »
- Maggie Pehanick
Washington, D.C. — It was a call to action, a primal scream, an arts and crafts project and a massive group therapy session all rolled into one.
The Women’s March on Washington brought an estimated 500,000-plus women and men to Independence Avenue near the National Mall to raise voices and fists against the policies and the personal behavior of the nation’s newly minted president, Donald Trump.
Speakers during the marathon five-hour rally that preceded the march to the Washington Monument included actresses America Ferrera, Ashley Judd, Scarlett Johansson and veteran activists Gloria Steinem and Angela Davis. Filmmaker Michael Moore led attendees in a recitation of the telephone number for the main Congressional switchboard as he urged them to call their representatives every day on various action items.
Over and over, speakers urged marchers to be the activists leading the “resistance” to Trump’s agenda on issues such as immigration, abortion »
- Cynthia Littleton
What began as a simple Facebook invitation to protest the election of president Donald Trump turned into a global movement on Saturday, as millions of women (and men) across the world took to the streets in solidarity.
Their signature event was the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. — though a series of sister marches planned in all 50 states and six continents across the world were also scheduled. And among the political protesters lending their voices to the cause were a slew of famous faces.
Katy Perry was one of them. The vocal Hillary Clinton supporter shared a throwback photo of herself and her sister, »
- Dave Quinn
Girls just want to have fun. And sometimes, a girl just wants to be part of a gang, rob some rich people and then bring that gang home to the parents so she can get her revenge, as is the case in this episode of Criminal Minds, "Seek and Destroy."
Elsewhere in the episode, Stephen Walker continues to settle in to the Bau and uses his free time to catch up on Mr. Scratch, who has been quiet since terrorizing Tara and her family. But smarter men have tried to take down the team and failed, as Prentiss tells the newest team member.
17 items from 2017
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