Hairspray
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb


News for
Hairspray (2007) More at IMDbPro »


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 23 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


NBC Sets 'The Wiz' as Next Live Musical, Featuring Cirque du Soleil

30 March 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

NBC is set to ease on down the road with its next live musical, with the network announcing Monday that it will stage an adaptation of "The Wiz" in December -- with a special assist.

NBC revealed that "The Wiz" will once again be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (the duo behind the network's previous live efforts, "Sound of Music Live!" and "Peter Pan Live!," and the past three Oscars telecasts). But this year, the network is pulling out all the stops for the broadcast, which will also feature a collaboration with acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil.

And the ambitious plans don't stop there: After the live staging airs on NBC in December, the show will then move to Broadway for the 2016-2017 season. Tony winner and Broadway veteran Harvey Fierstein ("Mrs. Doubtfire," "La Cage aux Folles," "Hairspray") will work on adapting the show's original book by William F. Brown, »

- Katie Roberts

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscars 2015 producers reveal they will not be returning next year

27 March 2015 12:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return to produce next year's Oscars ceremony.

The duo, who have produced the show for the last three years, have reached the end of a three-year agreement with the Academy.

ending 3 year deal producing #Oscars, its an honour to say "We'd like to thank The Academy" @TheAcademy @craigzadan pic.twitter.com/byNessAaoN

Neil Meron (@neilmeron) March 26, 2015

In a post shared on Twitter last night (March 26), Meron confirmed the news of the pair's departure and added: "It's an honour to say, 'We'd like to thank The Academy'."

In a statement, Academy president Cheryl Boone-Isaacs said: "Craig and Neil have been wonderful creative partners over the last three years, contributing some of the most innovative and memorable Oscar moments.

"They are true showmen with enormous talent and expertise - we're looking forward to seeing the exciting projects they have in the works."

Zadan first sparked »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Empire’ Dream Cast: 12 Actors We Want to Reunite with Lee Daniels on Season 2

11 March 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When it comes to appearing on Empire, there seems to be one common thread: Lee Daniels. The director, who helped creator Fox’s hit new series with writer/actor Danny Strong, comes from a critically acclaimed film background. Both Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon) and Gabourey Sidibe (Becky Williams) earned Oscar recognition thanks to Daniels work behind the camera.

Daniels has worked with an impressive pool of actors, which includes everyone from Dame Helen Mirren to SeanP. Diddy” Combs. While we’d never expect to see Mirren on the show -- though it would be delightful if she made a voice cameo like she did on Glee -- we do love the idea of Combs getting back into acting, Nicole Kidman returning to her camp days, or even Zac Efron revisiting the musical world that first made him a star.

1. Eve

Lee Daniels connection: The Woodsman

Getty Images

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Eve »

Permalink | Report a problem


Awkward! John Travolta Gives Scarlett Johansson a Smooch...and She Responds With Side-Eye: Pics!

22 February 2015 6:19 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well, this is slightly uncomfortable.  John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson exchanged a candid moment on the red carpet at the 2015 Oscars on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre, where the evidence of their awkward encounter was, of course, caught on camera.  While leaning in to give the blond beauty a kiss on the cheek, the 61-year-old star grabbed the new mom's tummy—she gave birth to a  baby girl just over five months ago—and apparently, she wasn't feeling the gesture, as she proceeded to give the Hairspray star a hearty helping of side-eye.  Dare we guess what's going through her mind?!  Of course, the Grease actor and the »

Permalink | Report a problem


Producers promise Oscar night filled with magic and song

17 February 2015 11:17 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Lady Gaga. Jennifer Hudson. Common and John Legend. Adam Levine. Rita Ora. Tegan & Sara. Tim McGraw.

This isn't the line-up for an upcoming pop concert, but rather for Sunday's Academy Awards.

"We want to entertain," said Neil Meron, producing his third consecutive Oscar ceremony with Craig Zadan. "And there's no better entertainment than to do it with music."

Host Neil Patrick Harris will perform an original song by the Oscar-winning writers behind "Let It Go," the producers said. Called "Moving Pictures," the musical number will set a "subliminal theme" for the evening, Meron said.

"It really is celebratory about movies and yet it's kind of cheeky in a way," he said. "But yet it has a beautiful musical motif which... we integrate throughout the show as kind of a call-back theme."

Added Zadan: "We didn't want to do a musical number that could have been on the Tonys, or anywhere else for that matter. »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

Permalink | Report a problem


Peter Dinklage’s Leprechaun Comedy O’Lucky Day Snags Director Adam Shankman

16 February 2015 1:27 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After years of solid work as a background player, Peter Dinklage finally broke into the mainstream with his terrific performance as conniving, charismatic Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, and as the fifth season of that series approaches, it appears that Hollywood is finally seeing the actor as leading man material.

Paramount Pictures has recruited prolific helmer Adam Shankman to direct Dinklage in O’Lucky Day, an R-rated comedy in the vein of Bad Santa about a con man who poses as a real, live leprechaun. The project, which has been in the works for sometime, is described as being “deep in R-rated territory but wrapped around an emotional heart.”

Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) penned the script, which is undergoing rewrites by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th).

O’Lucky Day certainly sounds like it could yield a fair share of laughs, though Shankman’s involvement isn’t exactly thrilling news. »

- Isaac Feldberg

Permalink | Report a problem


News Shorts: February 13th 2015

13 February 2015 8:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daredevil

Marvel have released a new photo from their upcoming "Daredevil" TV series which debuts on Netflix on April 10th. The shot shows blind lawyer Matt Murdock in a confessional at his father's old church.

My Dad, he used to come to this church...he was a fighter...lost more than he won...but he always got back up. pic.twitter.com/8KkDNSCwdk

— Daredevil (@Daredevil) February 12, 2015

Space Invaders

Dan Kunka has been hired to pen the script for a live-action film adaptation of the classic 1980s video game "Space Invaders" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Kunka made the Black List when he converted the short spec "Yellowstone Falls" into a wolves vs. zombies movie. [Source: Deadline]

30

Philip Gelatt ("Europa Report") has been hired to adapt and direct a feature based on Laird Barron’s short story "30". The story follows two wildlife biologists, isolated on land once occupied by a cult, struggling to find »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Rock of Ages director in talks to helm Peter Dinklage's Leprechaun comedy

13 February 2015 1:25 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline is reporting Adam Shankman (Rock Of Ages, Hairspray) is in talks to direct O'Lucky Day, a comedy about "a con man who may or may not be a real Leprechaun, but who certainly passes himself off as one" starring star Peter Dinklage. The tone of the film has been described as similar to Bad Santa, so hopefully that means the film will be getting an R-rating. We first learned about the movie back in October of 2013 when Dinklage joined the project, and the »

- Jesse Giroux

Permalink | Report a problem


Adam Shankman Set to Direct Peter Dinklage's Leprechaun Comedy

12 February 2015 12:40 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back in the fall of 2013, we learned that "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage was going to star in an R-rated comedy where he played a man who tells people that he's a leprechaun. Now Deadline has word that the film is called O'Lucky Day, and Hairspray and Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman is in talks to get behind the camera. Some more details on the story have also surfaced as it's described as following a con man who may or may not be a real leprechaun, but at the very least, convinces people that he is one. However, with Shankman on board as director, I'm not entirely sure this will be R-rated comedy anymore. The original script came from Andrew Dodge, who wrote Bad Words for Jason Bateman's directorial debut, but it's been rewritten by Damian Shannon & Mark Swift (Freddy vs. Jason). That means there's still a »

- Ethan Anderton

Permalink | Report a problem


Lady Gaga to Perform at the Oscars

12 February 2015 11:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hot off her Grammys performance with pal Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga is set to perform at the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. No word yet on what she'll be performing, but the producers of the 87th annual Academy Awards, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, expect quite a spectacle. "Lady Gaga is a once-in-a-lifetime artist whose musical evolution keeps growing. We are proud to have her perform on the Oscars for the very first time," they said in a statement. Gaga - who just picked up her sixth Grammy Sunday for best traditional pop vocal »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

Permalink | Report a problem


Street Closure Plans For 87th Oscars; David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington To Present

10 February 2015 2:16 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” (2014), “We’re the Millers” (2013), “Horrible Bosses” (2011), “Marley & Me” (2008) and “Bruce Almighty” (2003). She also starred in all ten seasons of “Friends,” for which she won the 2002 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Miller co-stars in “American Sniper” and “Foxcatcher,” both of which have garnered multiple Oscar nominations this year. She previously appeared in such features as “Factory Girl” (2006) and “Layer Cake” (2005). Her upcoming films include “High-Rise,” “Adam Jones” and “Lost City of Z.”

Oyelowo portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in this year’s Best Picture nominee “Selma.” His other recent feature credits include “A Most Violent Year” (2014), “Interstellar” (2014), “Lee DanielsThe Butler” (2013) and “Jack Reacher” (2012). He will next be »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem


Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington to present at 87th Oscars®

10 February 2015 11:50 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Chris Rock and John Travolta will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” (2014), “We’re the Millers” (2013), “Horrible Bosses” (2011), “Marley & Me” (2008) and “Bruce Almighty” (2003). She also starred in all ten seasons of “Friends,” for which she won the 2002 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Miller co-stars in “American Sniper” and “Foxcatcher,” both of which have garnered multiple Oscar® nominations this year. She previously appeared in such features as “Factory Girl” (2006) and “Layer Cake” (2005). Her upcoming films include “High-Rise,” “Adam Jones” and “Lost City of Z.” Oyelowo portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in this year’s Best Picture nominee “Selma.” His other recent feature credits include “A Most Violent Year »

- Josh Abraham

Permalink | Report a problem


Amanda Bynes Steps Out Looking Fit and Healthy During Rare Public Shopping Trip—Take a Look!

1 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We've seen a few selfies here and there, not to mention a few different hairstyles. But it's been almost two months since we've seen Amanda Bynes actually out in public…until now. The 28-year-old actress stepped out for a rare public appearance Saturday afternoon where she shopped in and around West Hollywood, Calif., with a female friend. Wearing ripped denim jeans, a white T-Shirt and a checkered jacket, the Hairspray and What a Girl Wants star looked healthy and relaxed as she texted on her cell phone. She completed her outfit with sunglasses and Nike shoes. The last time fans saw Bynes was last month when she posted a surprise selfie on Twitter with a totally different hair »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Strange Magic’ Review: George Lucas’ Off-Key Kiddie Dud Will Make You Miss Jar Jar Binks (Video)

21 January 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rubber-faced characters and a seemingly ceaseless parade of repurposed pop ditties combine to make what might be the worst animated feature Disney has ever released

Well, now we know what a Las Vegas show designed for eight-year-olds would look like.

The advance marketing on producer George Lucas’ “Strange Magic” suggested a retread of the not-all-that-memorable 2013 cartoon “Epic.” And yes, this fairies-versus-bugs story does recall that earlier film, but “Magic” also ladles in unwieldy dollops of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Moulin Rouge!” and a particularly long and excruciating episode of “American Idol.”

See Video: Sing Along With the First Trailer »

- Alonso Duralde

Permalink | Report a problem


Strange Magic Original Motion Picture Soundtrack On Digital Today, Available on CD Feb. 17

20 January 2015 3:14 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a fairy tale—but not your average fairy tale. It’s a madcap musical with a princess who has sworn off love, a vulnerable villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious and big-hearted elf, a mischievous imp, and a knight who is no Prince Charming.

With Marius DeVries serving as musical director and soundtrack producer, the Strange Magic digital soundtrack from Buena Vista Records is now available at digital retail.

The physical CD will be available on Feb. 17. “Strange Magic” from Touchstone Pictures will be in theaters on Jan. 23, 2015.

Strange Magic” welcomes an extraordinary roster of voice talent, including Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”) as Bog King, Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March“) as feisty fairy Marianne, Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “Lee DanielsThe Butler”) as lovelorn elf Sunny, newcomer Meredith Anne Bull as Marianne’s lovesick sister Dawn, »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem


New images and clips from Lucasfilm Animation’s Strange Magic

20 January 2015 9:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release on Friday, Disney has debuted a selection of images and two new clips from Lucasfilm Animation’s Strange Magic, a musical fantasy based upon a story by George Lucas. Take a look…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Strange Magic here

Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.

Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation) and features a voice cast that includes Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Kristin Chenoweth (Rio 2), Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6), Sam Palladio (Nashville), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Bob Einstein (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Peter Stormare (Arrow) and newcomer Meredith Anne Bull. »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Who Should Play Julianne Hough's Danny Zuko in Grease: Live?

17 January 2015 1:00 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Tell me about it, stud. Julianne Hough will be saying that iconic line when she tackles the role of Sandy in Fox's Grease: Live, which is set to air in January 2016. Joining the Dancing With the Stars judge is Vanessa Hudgens as iconic bad girl Rizzo. While they are currently the only cast members, casting is currently underway for the musical's other major roles, including Danny Zuko. And we've got a few ideas on which actors could possibly fill John Travolta's legendary T-Bird leather jacket... Justin Bieber: Oh, come on, you know you'd watch. All of America would watch. Zac Efron: Thanks to High School Musical and Hairspray, Efron is the first young actor's name most »

Permalink | Report a problem


Is John Waters the Next Robert Osborne? Filmmaker to Host Playboy’s Classic Porn

16 January 2015 1:35 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Playboy is hoping it can do for old porn what Time Warner’s Turner Classic Movies does for the best cinema of yesteryear.

The adult-entertainment company’s premium cable outlet, Playboy TV, will on Saturday night start a series called “Groundbreakers,” which will feature film director John Waters presenting and commenting upon some of the porn industry’s earliest commercial film successes.

“Porn classics are another extreme element of show business,” Waters said in an interview. Playboy reached out to him to host the series, and he was immediately interested, he said, having a strong interest in the history of cult cinema. “It’s an educational opportunity. You learn about the shows that you masturbated to for the first time.”

Others have tested the format. Showtime enlisted comedian Dave Attell to make fun of clips from old porn movies as part of “Dave’s Old Porn,” and he is often »

- Brian Steinberg

Permalink | Report a problem


Strange Magic featurette introduces the creatures and cast of the Lucasfilm animation

11 January 2015 4:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With less than a fortnight to go until its U.S. release, Disney has dropped a new ‘Creatures & Cast’ featurette for the Lucasfilm Animation fantasy Strange Magic, as well as a new TV spot. Check them out below after the official synopsis…

Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.”

See Also: Watch the first trailer for Strange Magic

Strange Magic is directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation) and features a voice cast that includes Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), Kristin Chenoweth (Rio 2), Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6), Sam Palladio (Nashville), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Elijah Kelley (Hairspray), Bob Einstein (Curb Your Enthusiasm »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


‘All About Sex’ Co-Host Margaret Cho: ‘I Want Everyone to Have Orgasms’

10 January 2015 9:46 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Margaret Cho has found a new platform in which to spread her knowledge of sex. The comedian and actress is the co-host of TLC’s new late-night talk show, “All About Sex,” which premieres Saturday at 11 p.m.

“For me, this show is kind of like a sexy ‘The View,’ or ‘The Screw’ or it’s ‘Ho-Prah.’ That’s what I like to call it,” Cho told TheWrap.

The series, which will also feature “Chelsea Lately” favorite Heather McDonald and “Hairspray” actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, will “take on the latest headlines, break down the ‘behind closed doors’ conversations about sex and love, »

- Jethro Nededog

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 23 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners