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Aaron Tveit has fans that come from all areas of his already impressive career. There are nightime soap fans who loved him as rich kid Tripp van der Bilt III from Gossip Girl, his film fans for roles in Les Miserables and, of course, the theater fans for his work in such musicals as Next To Normal, Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can. Just look at the online chatter about him and you’ll see that his fans really love him.
And while he returned to television last year in USA’s gritty hit crime drama, Graceland, where he plays newbie FBI agent Mike Warren, Tveit is never far from the stage. In fact, he will be making his debut at Carnegie Hall later this month for a New York Pops Gala celebrating its 31st year. »
- Jim Halterman
"I Am Divine," the largely crowd-funded documentary directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, chronicles the life of none other than the Divine, John Waters' muse who defined a generation of proto-punk films like "Pink Flamingos" and "Female Trouble," and famously ate dog doo-doo in front of the camera. Beneath the fierce -- in the true sense of the word -- makeup and drag he was Harris Glenn Milstead. Divine was just a day job, he insisted, but he ended up getting pegged for that alter-ego throughout his career until his death at age 42. The documentary covers his struggle to be taken seriously as an actor outside the larger-than-life Divine persona, meeting John Waters and other gay folks in Baltimore and, of course, his love of drugs and partying. For Waters loyalists and Divine devotees, "I Am Divine" is pure pleasure start to finish. The talking heads-style doc features illuminating interviews with Waters, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Amanda Bynes is coming clean after getting clean. The 28-year-old Hairspray actress asked her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, to address several rumors on her behalf. "There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition," the attorney says. "She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private." "However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors," Arminak says in People magazine's Apr. 21 issue. "For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it." After Amanda was arrested in May 2013 and forcibly hospitalized two months later, many of her fans wondered what happened to the »
We've been crushing on Zac Efron for a decade, and throughout that time, he's made many appearances. One of our favorites is always the MTV Movie Awards, where he's had fun with everyone from his then-girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, to Snoop Dogg and even managed to make a broken hand look good. Zac has also picked up two awards: in 2008 for breakthrough performance in Hairspray and in 2009 for best male performance in High School Musical 3. In honor of his best shirtless performance nomination at this Sunday's show, we've rounded up his best moments from his appearances since 2007. Though he took a three-year sabbatical from 2010 to 2013, there are still plenty of amazing memories to relive below. And if that's not enough, check out some of his best GIFs from High School Musical - hopefully he'll bust a move this weekend! View Slideshow › »
- Alyse Whitney
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and the dwarves are back for the second film in this Tolkien cycle. Bilbo goes toe to scaly toe with Smaug, a dragon voiced by Freeman's "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.
Why We're In: Even if you don't spring for the fancy Blu-ray set, you'll still get some goodies in this 2-disc package -- including the option to press pause while you take a bathroom break.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
What's It About? Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are Sailor and Lula, two crazy, star-crossed lovers in David Lynch's tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," Elvis, road movies, and much more. Sleazy, crazy, and sexy.
Why We're In: This Blu-ray is packed with extras that are sure to please everyone who's wild at heart. »
- Jenni Miller
On March 31, New York’s McC Theater held its raucous Miscast gala, an annual fundraiser honoring one veteran theater artist — this year, the fearless Allison Janney — with a concert program line-up that features Broadway stars performing songs typically sung by the opposite gender. Last year, you might remember Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff stopping the show with Smash’s “Let Me Be Your Star.” This year was no different, but we’ll get to that. First, Janney.
“I believe that any actor worth their salt has to have done theater,” says Janney, whose history with the stage stretches far back »
- Marc Snetiker
Rocky Winter Garden Theatre, NYC
Turning successful motion pictures into Broadway musicals has become the norm in recent years. Whether the iconic 1976 Sylvester Stallone film, Rocky, was a movie that cried out for a musical adaptation is open to question. But, Rocky has arrived on Broadway and, somewhat like its title character, the musical has a bit of a bumpy road but is triumphant in the end. Rocky, of course, tells the story of the small time, well meaning Philadelphia boxer, Rocky Balboa, his romance with meek girl friend Adrian, and his improbable chance to fight for the heavyweight championship.
Some top Broadway professionals have brought Rocky to the stage. The book is written by Stallone along with Thomas Meehan, the three time Tony Award winner, who wrote Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray, and many more Broadway musicals. The score comes from lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, who »
- James Miller
Seeing these Amanda Bynes photos may make you want to bust out a slow clap. The once troubled actress was looking healthy and happy in photos posted to her Twitter page from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Debut Runway Show, an event that's done each year for the aspiring student designers to formally debut their clothes in front of an audience. Bynes flashed a big smile while wearing a stylish outfit and strutting her wavy blond locks in multiple snapshots, including one with her parents Rick and Lynn. The 27-year-old Hairspray star successfully finished her first quarter at Fidm's Orange County campus Wednesday. "She's a great student who always participated and »
Everybody dance now! The latest viral video clip will have you jumping on your toes and doing just that thanks to Christopher Walken and some very skilled editors over at the Huffington Post who pieced together clips of the actor dancing in 57 of his films. Whether he's breaking it down in 1988's Puss and Boots or busting a move beside John Travolta in 2007's Hairspray, the mashup clip is sure to put a smile on your face as Walkens shows off his smooth dance style. Coincidence that today just happens to be International Happiness Day? We think not. Watch: Christopher Walken as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Mama June Super fans of the 70-year-old Oscar winner may even »
Debonair leading man Ryan Gosling has spent the last few years doing terrific work for stylists Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). But, when it comes to mainstream roles, he is still resigned to being a part of the ensemble. Now, it looks like we’ll be getting to see the actor in an exciting starring part as he’s currently circling the glamorous role of legendary Hollywood choreographer Busby Berkeley for an adaptation of Buzz, a biography of the musical legend from author Jeffrey Spivak.
Berkeley is an icon for fans of the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, with his extravagant dance numbers featuring many, many chorus girls. Even during a time before colour film, Berkeley’s show-stoppers were lively and animated. Besides his behind-the-scenes role for the innovative musical 42nd Street, Berkeley was also a director of titles like Gold Diggers of 1933 and Babe in Arms, »
- Jordan Adler
Art by JasonCasteel
I know what will cheer you up today! A little video supercut that has nothing except Christopher Walken dancing. I didn't realize just how much he's danced over the course of his career. The guy has sure got some crazy moves! Below the video you'll find the full list of movies that are featured in the video which comes to us from The Huffington Post.
“The Deer Hunter” (1978)
“Pennies from Heaven” (1981)
“The Dead Zone” (1983)
“A View To A Kill” (1985)
“At Close Range” (1986)
“Puss in Boots” (1988)
“King of New York” (1990)
“The Comfort of Strangers” (1990)
“Sarah, Plain and Tall” (1991)
“All-American Murder” (1991)
“Batman Returns” (1992)
“True Romance” (1993)
“Wayne’s World 2″ (1993)
“A Business Affair” (1994)
“Pulp Fiction” (1994)
“The Prophecy” (1995)
“Search and Destroy” (1995)
“Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” (1995)
“The Funeral” (1996)
“Suicide Kings” (1997)
“New Rose Hotel” (1998)
“Blast from the Past” (1999)
“Sleepy Hollow” (1999)
“The Opportunists” (2000)
- Joey Paur
Amanda Bynes is a model student. The 27-year-old Hairspray star successfully finished her first quarter at Fidm's Orange County campus Wednesday. "She's a great student who always participated and really cared about her classes," a source exclusively tells E! News. "She really fit in and loves her school." Bynes is thriving at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where Lauren Conrad and Monique Lhuillier once studied. In fact, she plans to take more classes this April. "If she was offered an acting job anytime soon," the source says, "she may not take it because she's so focused on school." The Sydney White star hasn't said much about her »
While Academy Award winner Christopher Walken is probably best known for playing the creepy guy you can't help but love in films such as "Annie Hall," "The Deer Hunter" and "Pulp Fiction," what he really wants to do is...dance! Believe it or not, the iconic actor started out as a musical theater dancer at the Washington Dance Studio. Somehow, without our noticing, he has managed to find a way to fit a song-and-dance number (or at least a dance number) into almost every film he's been in. Don't believe it? Check out this infectious supercut of Walken dancing with footage from "The Dead Zone," "Puss in Boots," "Wedding Crashers," "Hairspray" and many more films. You've got to admit that Walken's got the moves!Check out the video from Huffington Post below and read more about the making of it here. »
- Paula Bernstein
Penned by Tristine Skyler, “Madame Rose” is based on the story of Hovick, a determined mind who would do anything to advance the careers of her daughters, burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc.
Her story was brought to life in the musical “Gypsy: A Musical Fable,” which was based on the memoirs of Hovick’s daughter Lee.
Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are executive producing via their company Offspring Entertainment. The two are both repped by UTA and Bloom Hergott, and are currently in preproduction on New Line’s “Mean Moms.”
Skyler is repped by CAA and Echo Lake Management. »
- Nikara Johns
HBO Films is taking a closer look at Rose Hovick, the mother of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc, who was immortalized in the 1962 film, “Gypsy.” The company is developing the film, with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “Rock of Ages”) set to direct and executive-produce, an HBO representative told TheWrap. Tristine Skyler wrote the script. Also read: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actors Join HBO's Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger Rock ‘n’ Roll Pilot The film will focus on the woman who would do anything to get her daughters into show business. Produced by their company Offspring Entertainment, Shankman will executive produce with Jennifer. »
- Jethro Nededog
Exclusive: Rose Hovick has been called the ultimate stage mother, immortalized in the classic musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable, based on the memoirs of one of Hovick’s two performing daughters, Gypsy Rose Lee. Now HBO Films is looking to tell Hovick’s true story beyond the musical fable with Madame Rose, a movie in development, which has Adam Shankman (Hairspray) set to direct and executive produce. Written by Tristine Skyler, Madame Rose is based on the life story of Hovick, the indomitable mother of burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc, who would do anything to advance her daughters’ career in show business. Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are executive producing via their company Offspring Entertainment. The project is expected to draw top talent for the title role, which has been played in Gypsy‘s stage productions and movie and TV adaptations by such actresses as Ethel Merman, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Everyone — stars included — has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:
“Bruno Dumont’s movies, which are all long, depressing, French art movies about farmers and the earth and misery [such as Humanité]. I love a feel-bad movie. I hate to feel good at a theater. There is such honesty in the pain he puts on screen.”
- EW staff
Amanda Bynes made her Twitter return on March 1, sending love to her 3 million followers and giving them an update on her life as a student at California's Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Nine days later, she used the social networking site to both post a self-portrait and to debunk a rumor. "New sketch," Bynes said of the pencil drawing she shared with fans. Referencing an article that appeared in the March 17 issue of In Touch, the 27-year-old Hairspray star informed Twitter users, "Fyi This is my only twitter account, I have no secret twitter accounts. Xoxo Amanda." The tabloid accused Bynes of tweeting under the handle @PersianLA27 and using the pseudonym "Ashley »
He tried. He really, really tried. But when John Travolta took the stage at the Academy Awards to introduce Idina Menzel for her performance of the Oscar-winning "Frozen" hit, "Let It Go," the "Hairspray" actor just couldn't seem to get her name right. In fact, what came out -- "Adele Dazeem" -- wasn't even close to the correct pronunciation. And while in the days since Sunday's show we've all been laughing about it and using ...
By Emily Blake »
Though Idina Menzel was the Frozen actress who performed the Oscar-winning original song "Let It Go" on Sunday night, it was presenter John Travolta who was left in the cold when he mispronounced her name. Photos: Oscars 2014: Best and Worst Moments The three-time music-movie actor (Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Hairspray) introduced the Broadway boldface as "the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Nazeem," just before Menzel belted out the anthem amid glistening floor-to-ceiling jewels. The name flub immediately triggered a social media outburst, with viewers and celebrities alike wondering what went wrong.
- Ashley Lee
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