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Amanda Bynes Makes a Rare Appearance on Twitter and Stops ‘To Smell the Flowers’ in Cute Snap

24 April 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amanda Bynes is back on social media.

The former Nickelodeon star, 31, surprised fans by sharing a photo on Twitter Sunday after a two-month hiatus from her account. The actress and an unidentified friend are seen posing next to a large arrangement of pink and white flowers.

“Stopping to smell the flowers on a gorgeous Sunday!” she captioned the snap.

Last week, Bynes stepped out with a friend for a hike in North Hollywood, as she wore an all-black getup and a pair of sunglasses.

After a turbulent few years, Bynes has rarely made public appearances, instead shifting her focus from »

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Camp John Waters Invites You to Sing Karaoke and Play Bloody Mary Bingo With the ‘Pink Flamingos’ Director

22 April 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Never change, John Waters. The singular writer/director — whose 71st birthday it happens to be today — has announced the weekend-long Camp John Waters, an “adult summer camp” being held in Kent, Connecticut from September 22-24. Tickets aren’t cheap (they range from $499-$599), but they do prove a unique opportunity to spend three days with the man responsible for “Pink Flamingos” and other divine oddities.

Read More: ‘Feud’: John Waters on Becoming William Castle and His Love of Great Gimmicks

In addition to traditional summer-camp activities, the one-of-a-kind event will also entail watching not only Waters’ movies but also his one-man show, performing karaoke to “Hairspray,” playing Bloody Mary Bingo and enjoying scotch and cigars — which is to say, exactly the kind of wholesome pastimes you’d expect of the “Cry-Baby” and “Multiple Maniacs” director.

Read More: John Waters Wants You to Wreck Things From the Inside in ‘Make Trouble’ Book Trailer — Watch

Waters, »

- Michael Nordine

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John Waters Summer Camp Will Offer Cigars, Scotch, Burlesque Lessons

22 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Campy filmmaker John Waters has decided to get into the actual camp business — summer camp, that is. Of course, screenings of his cult classics like “Pink Flamingos” and “Polyester” aren’t for the youngsters, so this weekend-long camp experience is for adults only.

An actual camp in Kent, Connecticut, complete with cabins and lake, is hosting the offbeat event September 22-24, with tickets starting at $499.

In addition to screening several of his films, fans of the quirky director who has been called “the Pope of trash” can participate in Bloody Mary Bingo, a costume contest, a dance party, and “Hairspray” karaoke.

There should be plenty of chances to hang with the acerbic raconteur, who will perform a one-man show with a Q&A. And S’mores aren’t the only thing on the menu — there’s also a Scotch and Cigars session.

Burlesque lessons, yoga and meditation are offered along »

- Pat Saperstein

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Mary Poppins Returns Photos Take Emily Blunt on a Magical Bike Ride

3 April 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February, production began on Disney's long-awaited Mary Poppins Returns, which has been filming at Shepperton Studios in London. The production has also been filming on location in various areas of London, and over the weekend, new Mary Poppins Returns set photos surfaced, featuring both Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda embarking on a late-night bike ride through the city near Buckingham Palace, and it seems they're joined by a number of young bike riders as well. No details were given for this scene in question, or when it takes place in this story.

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers' additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. »

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‘Girls’ Star Andrew Rannells Has Some Tips on Auditioning With Balls and ‘Smash’ Songs

28 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tony-nominated actor Andrew Rannells projects the confidence of a man who can do it all — but this Sunday, we found out that he can’t jump.

That is, if he’s auditioning for a role in “White Men Can’t Jump: The Musical,” a fictional Broadway musical within the world of “Girls.” It’s an opportunity that represents a real chance for Elijah (Rannells) to ascend to a new level of success, just as everyone else on the show finds themselves growing up.

Read More: ‘Girls’ Review: A Baby Daddy Surfaces While Another Character Grows Up

When it comes to Season 6, Episode 7 of “Girls,” titled “The Bounce,” Rannells was quick to give credit for the hilarious audition sequence to director Richard Shepard and choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall (the latter of whom has been working with the series for years, stretching back to the Season 3 episode “Beach House”). But Rannells also revealed »

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‘Girls’ Star Andrew Rannells Has Some Tips on Auditioning With Balls and ‘Smash’ Songs

28 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tony-nominated actor Andrew Rannells projects the confidence of a man who can do it all — but this Sunday, we found out that he can’t jump.

That is, if he’s auditioning for a role in “White Men Can’t Jump: The Musical,” a fictional Broadway musical within the world of “Girls.” It’s an opportunity that represents a real chance for Elijah (Rannells) to ascend to a new level of success, just as everyone else on the show finds themselves growing up.

Read More: ‘Girls’ Review: A Baby Daddy Surfaces While Another Character Grows Up

When it comes to Season 6, Episode 7 of “Girls,” titled “The Bounce,” Rannells was quick to give credit for the hilarious audition sequence to director Richard Shepard and choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall (the latter of whom has been working with the series for years, stretching back to the Season 3 episode “Beach House”). But Rannells also revealed »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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How Zac Efron Left Paris Jackson ‘Heartbroken’ at Her First Concert

20 March 2017 10:32 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Like most kids, Paris Jackson was a big High School Musical fan.

The daughter of Michael Jackson revealed to Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon that she was “heartbroken” when she went to her first concert.

“The first concert that I actively wanted to see was High School Musical Live,” Paris, 18, shared on Monday’s episode.

But the HSM event wasn’t as great as she thought it would be, all because the Disney Channel movie’s leading man, Zac Efron, was absent from the concert due to another film project.

Jimmy and @ParisJackson have a lot in common… #FallonTonight pic. »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Multiple Maniacs

20 March 2017 2:28 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Multiple Maniacs

Blu-ray

1970 / Black and White /96 Min. / 1:66 / Street Date March 21, 2017

Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce and Mink Stole.

Cinematography: John Waters

Film Editor: John Waters

Written by John Waters

Produced by John Waters

Directed by John Waters

 

Andy Warhol was nothing if not a multi-media maven. Along with his ubiquitous silkscreens and sculpture, he embraced movie-making beginning as early as 1963 with such literal-minded efforts as Haircut (a haircut) and Taylor Mead’s Ass (one hour of exactly what you think) and pretty much closed shop with 1968’s Lonesome Cowboys, a 109 minute western satire that, of all his films, came closest to approximating a traditional tinseltown production.

Essentially Warhol was parodying the Hollywood studio system, rounding up his acolytes and hangers-on, from supermodels to pushers, and casting them as regular performers in a series of deadpan documentaries. Meanwhile in the wilds of Baltimore, Warhol fan John Waters »

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Tura! – The Tura Satana Documentary – Join ‘Team Tura’ and Help With Their Kickstarter Campaign

15 March 2017 6:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Filmmakers Cody Jarrett and Siouxzan Perry are raising funds through Kickstarter to complete their documentary Tura!,the Incredible True Life Story of Tura Satana, the Russ Meyer & Burlesque Superstar, Asian American Cinema Pioneer and Ultimate Self-Empowered Female. Read the We Are Movie Geeks tribute to Tura Here

The Kickstarter link can be found Here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1486618309/tura-the-tura-satana-documentary

Here is a video from the filmmakers discussing their project and showing some of the footage they’ve already shot:

“Tura!” is the true life story of cult movie icon & burlesque dancer Tura Satana, chopped straight from the pages of her handwritten memoir. Best known as the star of Russ Meyer’s classic film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Tura stunned 1960’s movie audiences as the sexy, dominant, fast-driving, karate-wielding lesbian gang leader Varla. Her groundbreaking look, attitude, and performance were all years ahead of their time and continue to influence »

- Tom Stockman

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First Look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns

9 March 2017 4:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production continuing on Disney's highly-anticipated Mary Poppins Returns, we finally have our first look at Lin-Manuel Miranda as a lampighter named Jack. We also have even more photos, straight from the London set, which gives us our first look at the grown-up Banks children, Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw), as they carry a kite while walking through town with their children. If that wasn't enough, we also get more images with the title character herself, played by Emily Blunt.

These new photos surfaced from various Twitter accounts, which come just a few days after Disney unveiled the first official look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. The film also stars Julie Walters Colin Firth and Meryl Streep, while introducing three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. The cast is rounded out by silver screen legends Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. »

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‘Multiple Maniacs’ Review (Criterion)

6 March 2017 10:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole | Written and Directed by John Waters

It may not be immediately apparent how this – his second feature, a meandering, 16mm extravaganza of micro-budget bad taste made in 1969 – could be John Waters’ highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.  But in a way it makes sense: this is Waters distilled. He’s off the leash and in your face from the very first frame, long before he throws a giant lobster at his leading lady.

That leading lady is, of course, the inimitable Divine (herself, aka Harris Glenn Milstead). She’s the matriarch of a travelling performance art group called the “Cavalcade of Perversion”. She’s barking in more ways than one, bellowing at anyone she deems uninteresting, while her sanity seeps away. The Cavalcade tours small town Maryland, presenting suburbanites with the opportunity to see some truly gross behaviour: armpit-licking, puke-eating, and even »

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NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ Adds Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Creative Team

3 March 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has added stage director Jerry Mitchell and live-television director Alex Rudzinski to the creative team for its next live musical event, “Bye Bye Birdie Live!” Mitchell and Rudzinski worked together on last year’s NBC musical, “Hairspray Live!”

“It’s a joy to work with Jerry Mitchell and Alex Rudzinski again after their incredible partnership on ‘Hairspray Live!,’ which elevated our live musicals to a new height,” said Bob Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Jerry is the cream of the crop of Broadway director/choreographers with two hits running on Broadway right now, and Alex is peerless in the world of live television direction.”

Mitchell served as choreographer on “Hairspray Live!” and is the director of Broadway musical “Get On Your Feet,” about the life of Gloria Estefan. He is a Tony winner for 2013’s “Kinky Boots” and 2005’s revival of “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Rudzinski, who directed “Hairspray Live!” is »

- Daniel Holloway

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Ricki Lake Reveals Her Ex-Husband’s Battle With Bi-Polar Disorder: ‘I Have To Spread The Word’

1 March 2017 10:23 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Ricki Lake is opening up about her late ex-husband Christian Evans’ battle with bi-polar disorder following his passing on February 11. Related: Ricki Lake Reveals Ex-Husband Christian Evans Has Passed Away In a new interview with People, the 48-year-old “Hairspray” actress, who married jewellery designer Christian Evans in April 2012 and divorced him in 2015, reveals her former […] »

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Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Developing Musical Event Series at Fox About Harlem’s Cotton Club

28 February 2017 11:33 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox is developing an event series about the Cotton Club, the hottest club in Harlem in the roaring ‘20s, Variety has learned.

Titled “Cotton Club,” the sexy, soapy music series is about the club and the interconnected lives of the black entertainers who performed there and the white gangsters who ran it.

The project hails from an A-list team. Ayanna Floyd is writer and showrunner, and will serve as executive producer with live event honchos Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Broadway vet Kenny Leon will serve as director and executive producer, and former “X Factor” judge L.A. Reid is executive music supervisor and Ep.

Sony Pictures Television and Storyline Entertainment are behind the event series, which is in early development at the script phase. Mark Nicholson, John Rice, and Joe Batteer are also co-executive producers.

“Cotton Club” follows in the footsteps of Fox’s other musical programming, including “Grease: Live” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

The »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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John Waters Lauded at Writers Guild Awards for ‘A Lifetime of Penning Trashy Screenplays’

19 February 2017 7:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Waters and his fight for the right to be trashy on film was celebrated with gusto on Sunday at the New York edition of the Writers Guild Awards ceremony.

Waters got two standing ovations for his legacy in battling film censors and going it alone as an independent filmmaker out of Baltimore in the 1970s. Waters reveled in the applause and the appreciation, telling the crowd at the Edison Ballroom that he has always thought of himself, first and foremost, as a writer.

“Every single weekday I get up at 6 a.m. and go into my writing room and think up something f—– up,” Waters said. “In the afternoon I go try and sell it. Isn’t that what all writers do?”

Preaching to the choir, Waters added: “Writing is the only part of filmmaking I really love.”

Waters couldn’t resist the platform to remind the room of »

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Biggest Oscar Moments of All Time: John Travolta Introduces Adele Dazeem

19 February 2017 3:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

In 2014, a star was born on the Oscar stage. Her name was Adele Dazeem.  Of course, we're really talking about the Tony Award-winning Idina Menzel, whose voice is behind the iconic Disney tune, "Let It Go." It was three years ago that the Broadway star was about to perform the year's child-friendly hit at the Academy Awards, but first, she needed an introduction. Who better than John Travolta, a fellow triple threat and the star of movie musicals like Grease and Hairspray? Except, not even theater-style improvisation would be able to save the actor from his impending flub.  "Please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Dazeem," he said at the »

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Angela Lansbury Joins Mary Poppins Returns

17 February 2017 3:01 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mary Poppins Returns is positively brimming with talent. Emily Blunt takes on the titular role that Julie Andrews once played, while Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Julie Waters and Dick Van Dyke round out the ensemble. Now, they’ll be joined by another tremendous screen presence, as Angela Lansbury enters the newest live-action Disney sequel.

Five-time Tony winner Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady, who was originally featured in P.L. Travers’ novel. While it’s presumably a minor role, it definitely won’t be Lansbury’s introduction to Disney. She previously starred in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and also gave her voice to Mrs. Potts in the original 1992 Beauty and the Beast. She won’t reprise the role in the live-action adaptation, however. Those duties now belong to Emma Thompson. Oddly enough, Thompson played Travers in Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. The studio likes to keep people in the family, »

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Oscar Winner Angela Lansbury Added To Mary Poppins Returns Cast

17 February 2017 12:57 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, the all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins” currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from Pl Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

A five-time Tony Award winner and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award, three Academy Award nominations and bestowed with numerous other accolades, Angela Lansbury’s career encompasses more than 70 years. She is a beloved member of the Disney family and starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.”

Her roles in film, television and theater range from “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Death on the Nile” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

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Angela Lansbury Joins Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

17 February 2017 12:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of “Mary Poppins Returns,” the sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins.”

The movie is currently filming at Shepperton Studios in London. Lansbury will portray the Balloon Lady, a character from P.L. Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release Dec. 25, 2018.

Lansbury is a five-time Tony Award winner and has earned three Academy Award nominations. She’s starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated  “Beauty and the Beast.” Her notable roles include “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Death on the Nile” and the TV series “Murder, She Wrote.” She has also appeared in “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

Mary Poppins” is directed and produced by Rob Marshall and stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, »

- Dave McNary

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‘La La Land’: How the Sound Team Bridged Fantasy and Reality, And Made Oscar History

17 February 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In addition to all its accolades, “La La Land” already has made Oscar history. Among the film’s 14 nominations is one for sound editors Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan — the first female duo to represent their category. Lee, also nominated for mixing, breaks through as the first Asian as well.

The sound team said Damien Chazelle’s musical valentine to Hollywood represented a creative breakthrough in how they used heightened naturalism to transition between reality and fantasy.

“From a sound perspective, Damien mentioned how Los Angeles is a big part of the character,” said Lee, who previously worked on “Deadpool” and “Tangled.” “He always liked to hear the bustling city or the sonic textures that are part of the landscape.”

She said “Boogie Nights” and “Mean Streets” served as cinematic sonic touchstones: the former for gritty authenticity, the latter for how it wove music into the environmental mix (such »

- Bill Desowitz

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