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Amanda Bynes Gives Update on Loving Fashion School as She Returns to Twitter

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Amanda Bynes has returned to Twitter. The former child star surprised her 3.4 million fans and followers when she took to the social media site on Wednesday and gave updates on her life post-Hollywood. "Hi everybody! I haven't tweeted in a long time and I want to say hi! I've been really busy at Fidm, and I just finished my midterms," Bynes, 30, wrote. The Hairspray star first enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Fidm) campus near Orange County in spring 2014 to study product development, and later transferred to the Los Angeles campus in October 2015. Hi everybody! I haven't tweeted »

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Amanda Bynes Gives Update on Loving Fashion School as She Returns to Twitter

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Amanda Bynes has returned to Twitter. The former child star surprised her 3.4 million fans and followers when she took to the social media site on Wednesday and gave updates on her life post-Hollywood. "Hi everybody! I haven't tweeted in a long time and I want to say hi! I've been really busy at Fidm, and I just finished my midterms," Bynes, 30, wrote. The Hairspray star first enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Fidm) campus near Orange County in spring 2014 to study product development, and later transferred to the Los Angeles campus in October 2015. Hi everybody! I haven't tweeted »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Get a Taste of B’way’s New ‘Chocolate Factory’

22 August 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Willy Wonka is coming to New York City! And if this teaser is anything to go by, it’ll be a candied Big Apple by the time he’s done. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on the novel by the legendary Roald Dahl—author of favorites including “The Bfg,” recently released as a film adaptation from Steven Spielberg, and “Matilda”—will be hitting the Great White Way come March 2017. Tony winner Christian Borle, hot off his run as the pompous Shakespeare in “Something Rotten!”, will take on the iconic role of Willy Wonka, previously played by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. The musical will feature a score from “Hairspray” writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, fellow “Hairspray” collaborator Jack O’Brien, with choreography from Tony nominee Josh Bergasse (“On the Town”). Borle is the only name currently written on the Golden Ticket, but the prolific Telsey + Company will fill »

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Brittany Snow To Appear On ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Season Two

19 August 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just when you didn’t think “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” could get any better, Rachel Bloom has announced that “Pitch Perfect” star Brittany Snow is headed to West Covina to shake up Rebecca’s life in Season 2.

The Golden Globe winner made the very fantastic announcement via her Twitter account, uploading a hilarious video of herself jubilantly singing renditions of “Let It Go,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and more, but swapping Snow’s name in between the lyrics.

“We are so excited to announce that Brittany Snow is going to be on ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’” Bloom wrote on social media page. Snow responded to the post by writing, “Not sure if anyone since my 4th grade bf Kevin has used my name in so many beautiful melodic ways.”

We are so excited to announce that @Brittanysnow is going to be on #CrazyExGirlfriend! pic.twitter.com/tjkXpliLQi

Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) August 18, 2016

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- Liz Calvario

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Brittany Snow To Appear On ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Season Two

19 August 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Just when you didn’t think “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” could get any better, Rachel Bloom has announced that “Pitch Perfect” star Brittany Snow is headed to West Covina to shake up Rebecca’s life in Season 2.

The Golden Globe winner made the very fantastic announcement via her Twitter account, uploading a hilarious video of herself jubilantly singing renditions of “Let It Go,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and more, but swapping Snow’s name in between the lyrics.

“We are so excited to announce that Brittany Snow is going to be on ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’” Bloom wrote on social media page. Snow responded to the post by writing, “Not sure if anyone since my 4th grade bf Kevin has used my name in so many beautiful melodic ways.”

We are so excited to announce that @Brittanysnow is going to be on #CrazyExGirlfriend! pic.twitter.com/tjkXpliLQi

Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) August 18, 2016

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- Liz Calvario

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Willy Wonka Arrives in N.Y.C. for Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Watch the Teaser Trailers

8 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Calling all candy lovers! Broadway has a big treat in store next spring, and it's a delectable concoction ready to satisfy any sweet tooth looking for a golden ticket. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Broadway next year, and People, Time and Entertainment Weekly have an exclusive look at its first set of teaser trailers. Mysterious purple clouds take over the city in one clip as a purple car with a curiously dressed man roams the city. As he steps out and taps his cane on the ground - filling the streets with candy - it's immediately clear »

- Ale Russian

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Willy Wonka Arrives in N.Y.C. for Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Watch the Teaser Trailers

8 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Calling all candy lovers! Broadway has a big treat in store next spring, and it's a delectable concoction ready to satisfy any sweet tooth looking for a golden ticket. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Broadway next year, and People, Time and Entertainment Weekly have an exclusive look at its first set of teaser trailers. Mysterious purple clouds take over the city in one clip as a purple car with a curiously dressed man roams the city. As he steps out and taps his cane on the ground - filling the streets with candy - it's immediately clear »

- Ale Russian

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John Waters’ Amazing, And Newly Restored, ‘Multiple Maniacs’ Marked the Birth of Hater Nation

6 August 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In his long and storied career, writer-director John Waters, the Baltimore bard of trash and sleaze and twisted kicks, has staged all kinds of scenes, from delinquent comedy to hardcore gross-outs to grungy fairy-tale burlesque to rock & roll homicide. Yet he has almost never staged a classic movie love scene, full of kissing and panting and writhing, the way he does in “Multiple Maniacs.”

Okay, it is a John Waters love scene. His heroine, who for most of the movie goes by the rather decorous name of Lady Divine (by the end, the “Lady” has been dropped in every way), is inside a church when she succumbs to the advances of Mink Stole, playing a dainty middle-class frump with secret desires. The two make out near the confessional, and then clothes come off, and then Mink indulges Lady Divine in a “rosary job” — which should more or less hit the top of the outrage meter. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Daily | John Waters and Multiple Maniacs

5 August 2016 5:13 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Janus Films and the Criterion Collection have restored John Waters's "gloriously grotesque, unavailable-for-decades second feature," Multiple Maniacs (1970), and they're rolling it out to theaters starting today. "But is it some kind of lost masterpiece?" asks Neil Genzlinger in the New York Times. "No. It’s merely an interesting milestone on the path to Mr. Waters’s better-known works, like Pink Flamingos (1972), Polyester (1981) and the original Hairspray (1988)." But at Slant, Clayton Dillard notes that the "politics of personal sexual preference underscore nearly every scene." The Voice's Bilge Ebiri: "Waters knows it's bad and revels in it." We've got more reviews, interviews and the trailer. » - David Hudson »

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Ariana Grande Won't Get a New Song In Hairspray Live!

2 August 2016 6:12 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Grease Live might've added a new tune for Frenchie once singer Carly Rae Jepsen was added to the cast, but Hairspray Live! won't be adding any new songs to the show despite the fact that they've cast one of the biggest pop superstars around, Ariana Grande. "I think one of the thrills is Ariana wanted to play the part as written," executive producer Neil Meron said at the live musical's 2016 Television Critics Association summer press tour panel. "She loved the fact that she kind of held off those powerful pipes until the very end." Grande plays Penny, the Bff of plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad (newcomer Maddie Baillio), who causes a stir when she launches a campaign to integrate the »

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Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell Added To NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’ Cast – TCA

2 August 2016 5:36 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sean Hayes will play the role of dress shop owner Mr. Pinky in NBC’s holiday presentation of Hairspray Live! and Rosie O’Donnell will play the gym teacher in the live adaptation of the 1960’s-set musical, producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan announced during the special’s TCA panel ending NBC’s portion of the convention. Introducing the Q&A, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt noted the cast includes a “slew” of Tony, Emmy and Oscar winners, including Harvey… »

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Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Hayes Join ‘Hairspray Live’ Cast

2 August 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sean Hayes and Rosie O’Donnell have joined the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live,” The cast additions were announced by executive producer Craig Zadan Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Hayes will play the role of Mr. Pinky, while O’Donnell will play the role of the gym teacher. The actors join a cast that also includes Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Martin Short and newcomer Maddie Baillio.

Introducing the cast and creative team at press tour, NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed that “Hairspray Live” will be shot on the backlot at Universal — a departure for NBC, which has shot its three most recent live musicals on a soundstage in New York. Fox’s “Grease Live” earlier this year earned critical raves for its use of the outdoor space on the Paramount lot.

“It’s definitely one of the more major elements of the space,” said »

- Daniel Holloway

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NBC's 'Hairspray Live' Recruits Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell

2 August 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC's Hairspray Live is adding to its impressive cast. Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour that they have recruited Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell to the December production. Based on the Broadway musical, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV program, so when she wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; and an African-American boy,

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Hairspray Live Recruits Disney Channel Stars to Play Amber and Link

1 August 2016 6:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You can’t stop the beat Disney Channel kids: Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie) and Garrett Clayton (Teen Beach Movie) will sing and dance their hearts out in NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live, the network announced Monday.

Cameron will play Amber, “the ambitious mean girl” who resents protagonist Tracy Turnblad’s overnight fame after the Baltimore teen wins a role on “The Corny Collins Show.” (Fun fact: Cameron played Kristin Chenoweth’s character’s daughter in Disney Channel’s Descendants, and she’ll play her daughter again in Hairspray Live.)

RelatedHairspray Live Adds Ariana Grande in Pivotal, Pigtailed Role

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John Waters on ‘Multiple Maniacs,’ His Favorite Filmmakers & Why He Hasn’t Directed in More Than a Decade

1 August 2016 1:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Waters has made 16 films over the course of his nearly 50-year career, one of which has remained elusive for years: 1970’s “Multiple Maniacs.” Janus Films recently restored the cult icon’s second feature, and Waters spoke to us about the film’s re-release, the filmmakers of today he most admires and why he hasn’t directed in more than 10 years.

There’s a funny coincidence because our TV team is at the TCAs. NBC is promoting “Hairspray Live” as part of their upfronts. It’s like Must See TV for the Whole Family. Meanwhile, your “Multiple Maniacs” restoration is going to promote rosary jobs for a whole new generation. Is this your idea of a balanced life?

It is, because I felt the same thing. I did in June a thing with the Baltimore Symphony, where they do “Hairspray,” and I’m sort of like Victor Borge and I »

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Beauty vs Beast: Stuck In Mortville

25 July 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jason from Mnpp here, saying howdy from a steamy-as-Hell Monday in New York. The heat reminds me that the Film Experience is celebrating 1977 this month -- 1977 in NYC was the "Summer of Sam," with heatwaves and black-outs and serial killing, oh my. We don't have it that bad, thank goodness. Anyway I just recently celebrated the Year of '77 on my own site with a Top 5 but there was one movie I hated leaving off, so let's take advantage of the opportunity with this week's "Beauty vs Beast."

John Waters' Desperate Living was released on May 27th 1977 - sandwiched as it is between Female Trouble (his masterpiece, says me) and Hairspray (his big mainstream hit) Desperate Living often gets overlooked, but it's High Trash Heaven thanks to its two leading ladies, John's manic & marvelous muses of manure...

Previously Sharon Stone achieved near dominace (and she wouldn't want it any »

- JA

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Ariana Grande Joins ‘Hairspray Live’ Cast on NBC

7 July 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ariana Grande has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming musical “Hairspray Live.” The pop star will play Penny Pringleton, protagonist Tracy Turnblad’s incorrigible best friend.

Grande joins a cast that includes Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio, who will play Turnblad.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to round out our all-star ‘Hairspray Live!’ cast with Ariana Grande, one of the biggest recording artists in the world,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. “She’s also a Broadway baby at heart, having debuted on Broadway when she was 15, and will be fantastic in the delightful role of Penny Pingleton. We look forward to her millions of fans seeing yet another side to this multifaceted performer and we welcome her to this incredible ensemble of artists.”

Hairspray Live” is based on the Broadway musical, which itself is based on the 1988 feature film by director John Waters. It »

- Daniel Holloway

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Hairspray Live Adds Ariana Grande in Pivotal, Pigtailed Role

7 July 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ariana Grande is now a checkerboard chick.

RelatedKristin Chenoweth Joins Hairspray Live

The Scream Queens victim has been cast as Penny Pingleton — the best friend of leading lady Tracy Turnblad (played by newcomer Maddie Baillio) — in NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live, airing Dec. 7, the network announced Thursday.

Grande joins previously announced cast members Jennifer Hudson (as Motormouth Maybelle), Harvey Fierstein (as Edna Turnblad), Derek Hough (as Corny Collins), Martin Short (as Wilbur Turnblad), Kristin Chenoweth (as Velma Von Tussle) and, of course, Baillio as Tracy.

Amanda Bynes played the role of Penny in the 2007 film.

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Ariana Grande Joins NBC's 'Hairspray Live!' as Penny Pingleton

7 July 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ariana Grande is now a checkerboard chick. The Grammy-winning singer-actress has joined the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live!, she announced Thursday on Twitter, and will play the role of Penny Pingleton. "Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway," tweeted Grande of playing Tracy Turnblad’s incorrigible best friend, a role played by Leslie Ann Powers and Amanda Bynes in the 1988 and 2007 films, respectively. To Kerry Butler, who also originated the Broadway role in the 2002 production, she said, "Hope to make you proud." Grande joins a star-studded cast including Martin Short, Derek

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- Ashley Lee

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How ‘The Wiz Live!’ and ‘Grease Live!’ Revitalized the TV Musical (Emmy Watch)

24 June 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“The Wiz Live!” and “Grease Live!” both continued the live musical revival that began with NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” in 2013, which drew a remarkable 18.4 million viewers.

NBC’s “The Wiz,” though, was designed more like a Broadway show with an eye on Broadway sometime in the future. “The Wiz” “lent itself more to theatrical environments because of its familiarity, because it’s fantasy, and because of its musical performances,” said production designer Derek McLane (“The Sound of Music Live!” and NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!”).

McLane collaborated with”Hamilton” Tony-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell on an organic world with different looks made for the culture of today.

“Kansas is not a happy place for Dorothy and that’s reflected in its neutral palette,” McLane continued. “Munchkinland is predominantly orange with cylindrical buildings that evoke the Munchkins. Emerald City is like a modern club with different shades of green and electrified. »

- Bill Desowitz

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