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Galt MacDermot, ‘Hair’ Composer and Hip-Hop Inspiration, Dead at 89

Galt MacDermot, ‘Hair’ Composer and Hip-Hop Inspiration, Dead at 89
Galt MacDermot, who composed the hit Broadway musicals Hair and Two Gentlemen of Verona, died Monday, a day before his 90th birthday. His death was confirmed to Playbill by his granddaughter, though a cause of death was not revealed.

After cutting records in the early part of the Sixties, including the Grammy-winning “African Waltz” for saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, the Montreal-born composer moved to New York. Upon meeting lyricists Gerome Ragni and James Rado, he began setting their writings to music and the trio eventually created Hair, which opened off-Broadway in
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Jeff Goldblum Has a Number One Jazz Album. It Only Took Him 50 Years

Jeff Goldblum Has a Number One Jazz Album. It Only Took Him 50 Years
Jeff Goldblum has a daily routine that includes working out in his home gym and spending an inordinate amount of time at the piano. “I play every day,” he tells Rolling Stone. “It’s part of my life. I know what gratification comes from a routine and making something a habit and I play first thing in the morning.”

Goldblum’s love of jazz goes back decades. Beginning in the mid-1990s, acting on the advice of fellow jazz aficionado Woody Allen, Goldblum and actor Peter Weller began playing standards
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David Schwimmer Lookalike Thief Fails to Show Up for Court, Arrest Warrant Issued

David Schwimmer Lookalike Thief Fails to Show Up for Court, Arrest Warrant Issued
A lookalike of “Friends” star David Schwimmer was not there for you — or for his court date.

According to the Guardian, a judge in Blackpool, England, issued an arrest warrant for Abdulah Husseni, a suspected thief whose surveillance footage went viral because he’s the spitting image of Schwimmer’s “Friends” character Ross Geller.

The arrest warrant was issued after Husseni failed to answer court summons on charges of theft and fraud.
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7 Iconic Movies Directed by the Late, Great Penny Marshall

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7 Iconic Movies Directed by the Late, Great Penny Marshall
Hollywood lost another great on Tuesday afternoon with the news of the passing of Penny Marshall. Best known as the star of the sitcom Laverne & Shirley (and as the sister of the prolific actor/director Garry Marshall), Marshall also had a decades-long career as a film director. Her credits ranged from serious dramas to quirky comedies and everything in between. She even directed some TV episodes, including four episodes of Laverne & Shirley.

Over the course of her directorial career, Marshall directed seven feature-length films, plus one documentary (Rodman) still in postproduction. Her career will be remembered as one of skillful variety, with a knack for capturing a wide array of voices. See how many of her films you recognize!
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Share a Kiss So Passionate, We Can Actually Feel the Electricity

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Share a Kiss So Passionate, We Can Actually Feel the Electricity
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard don't seem to be the least bit worried about those recent affair rumors. They're just going along their merry way, being a cute couple and whatnot. On Sunday, Kristen shared a sweet photo of her locking lips with her longtime beau as they enjoyed a night out at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Kristen looked nice and cozy in a striped beanie and coat, while Dax rocked a dark jacket and a flat cap. "Warning: the @laarboretum moonlight forest light show is Vury romantic," Kristen captioned the snapshot.

Dax recently addressed rumors that he cheated on Kristen with a woman named Kayti Edwards. In an Instagram post, he denied the allegations, saying, "Kayti has sold stories to tabloids about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne, Kid Rock, and now me. I look forward to her next one. Fingers crossed it's about my #1, Brad Pitt."

Thankfully, it looks
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Inside Vanessa Hudgens' Lord of the Rings-Themed Birthday Party

Inside Vanessa Hudgens' Lord of the Rings-Themed Birthday Party
Happy birthday, Vanessa Hudgens! The actress turned 30 years old on Friday and celebrated her big day with a Lord of the Rings-themed party at her home. "Had the most magical birthday party," the High School Musical star wrote on Instagram. "Very thankful for everyone who made it happen." Hudgens held the event at her home and didn't spare a single magical detail. To plan the perfect party, she worked with Pow Wow Design Studio. In fact, Melissa Strukel, owner and designer of the company, said Hudgens actually reached out to her about the party three months in advance. The enchanted atmosphere was carried out from the décor to the attire. To set the scene,...
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Party's Heeeeere! Amazon Is Selling a Jersey Shore Board Game For Just $20

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The Og Jersey Shore crew officially returned to the beach this past Spring on Jersey Shore Family Vacation, and now it looks like they'll be making their way into your living room any day now. That's because Mattel just introduced a new board game in honor of the iconic reality series called Jersey Shore Family Vacation: The Game - so if you've ever wondered what it would be like to live like a meatball, now's your chance to get on board . . . literally.

According to a press release, the game allows players ages 18 and over to be welcomed to "The Family" after answering questions based on some of the show's most iconic moments and timeless phrases, like "Ron Ron Juice" and "Sunday Dinner." But it doesn't end there, because apparently players who "complete the 'Gym,' 'Tan,' and 'Laundry' triumvirate" are awarded bonus points at the end of the game.
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Ariana Grande Says Her Upside-Down Christmas Tree Is a Metaphor for Her Life

Ariana Grande Says Her Upside-Down Christmas Tree Is a Metaphor for Her Life
Ariana Grande is getting into the Christmas spirit. The pop princess decked out her New York City apartment in all the decor needed to celebrity the holiday in style. Christmas trees, stockings and gifts adorned the modern, simplistic apartment, but Ariana put her own twist on the traditional Christmas decorations by going with a chic all-black color scheme. Not to mention literally flipping the tree upside down. Her brother, Frankie Grande, showed off the eccentric tree in a recent Instagram photo that dazzled the world. "waiting for santa..." he wrote in a font that was also upside-down.  Following the grand reveal, fans were dying to know what the inspiration behind the sleek stylings...
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Can't Agree Over Who Made the First Move

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Can't Agree Over Who Made the First Move
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski see eye to eye on most subjects—except for one. The couple talked to The Hollywood Reporter in a joint interview and discussed their careers, marriage and working together for the first time. When it comes to their relationship, Krasinski and Blunt are all about supporting each other while also remaining independent. They worked together for the first time on the potential Oscar contender A Quiet Place, but the former Office star was worried his wife would only take the part he apparently secretly wrote for her out of obligation. Once she read the script, though, Blunt knew it was the role for her. "I couldn't imagine the thought of letting someone else play the...
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We Can't Get Over How Forking Adorable Kristen Bell and Ted Danson's Friendship Is

We Can't Get Over How Forking Adorable Kristen Bell and Ted Danson's Friendship Is
Kristen Bell and Ted Danson are two of the most beloved actors in Hollywood, so when NBC first announced they were starring on The Good Place together, we knew it was a match made in heaven. In fact, getting to work together was one of the main reasons they signed up for the show in the first place. During Comic-Con in 2018, Kristen gushed about how she was a huge fan of the Damages alum, and that his role on the show was "huge selling point" for her.

While their characters, Eleanor and Michael, have had a complicated friendship over the past three seasons, Kristen and Ted's bond has gotten even tighter. During an interview with E! News, Kristen had nothing but kind words to say about her costar, whom she affectionately calls "Teddy bear." "He just has this sort of old world charm that is infectious," she said about Ted.
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How Prince George's Royal Duties Will Evolve Over the Next Few Years

At the moment, Prince George of Cambridge has two jobs: attending school and being the cutest little boy in the world. But all that will change someday in the near future. After all, the prince isn't just any member of the royal family; he's a direct heir to the throne and a future king! Royals often start their duties early, especially if they're so close to the throne. What sort of royal responsibilities will Prince George eventually take on?

George's age means that his responsibilities are minimal at the moment. So far, he's made a few appearances with the rest of his family and served in the wedding parties of his uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and his father's cousin Princess Eugenie. Otherwise, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have deliberately kept his life private in order to give him as normal a childhood as possible.
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Garry & Penny Marshall Died 2 Years Apart After Intertwined Careers: 'My Brother Gave Me a Life'

Garry & Penny Marshall Died 2 Years Apart After Intertwined Careers: 'My Brother Gave Me a Life'
He produced some of the 1970s’ and ’80s most influential TV series and went on to direct hit movies such as Pretty Woman. She got her start acting in his TV shows, then broke barriers as a female director with classics including Big and A League of Their Own. Now one of Hollywood’s most successful sibling stories has come to a close: Penny Marshall died at age 75 on Monday, a little more than two years after her brother Garry Marshall died at age 81 in July 2016.

The Marshall siblings grew up with a filmmaker father and a dance teacher mother
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Netflix's Triple Frontier Has Assembled the Most Beautiful Cast We've Ever Seen

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Netflix has already given us the gift of Peter Kavinsky and Bo Larson, but now it's putting five of Hollywood's hottest actors into one place for your viewing pleasure. Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal, and Charlie Hunnam are set to star in Triple Frontier. The film follows a group of five former Special Forces operatives who reunite to pull off a robbery against a South American drug lord.

If these shirtless photos of the cast filming on the beach are any indication of what to expect from the movie, sign us up! The film doesn't drop til March 2019, but you can check out the trailer now and keep reading to see all the gorgeous A-listers from the star-studded cast.
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Forever 21 Features Blond White Model to Sell 'Black Panther' Sweater

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Forever 21 Features Blond White Model to Sell 'Black Panther' Sweater
This is definitely a "You Might Wanna Rethink" moment for Forever 21. The retailer's using a white model to try and sell you its "Black Panther" merch for Christmas. Oh, boy ... The images are live on its site right now for Forever 21's Wakanda Forever Fair Isle Sweater. It's a blond-haired, blue-eyed white dude rockin' its custom Christmas sweater, with a "Wakanda Forever" slogan and a Black Panther mask on the front.  It's definitely not an
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Cate Blanchett Runs Away in the First Trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Cate Blanchett Runs Away in the First Trailer for Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Sometimes good isn’t good enough.

In the new trailer for her upcoming film, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Cate Blanchett plays Bernadette Fox, a Seattle mom to a smart teen (Emma Nelson) and a loving wife to her caring husband (Billy Crudup).

Based on Maria Semple’s 2012 bestselling novel by the same name, the story revolves around the close-knit Fox family. When Bernadette’s daughter suggests going on a family trip to Antarctica, Bernadette realizes she isn’t content with the life she has and sets out to change it. So she heads out on an adventure — and tells no one.
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Dick Van Dyke Is Bringing Back a Notable Mary Poppins Character For Mary Poppins Returns

Everyone's favorite nanny, Mary Poppins, is returning to the screen with Disney's Mary Poppins Returns, and it has us feeling like a little kid again. While Emily Blunt is taking over Julie Andrews's iconic role, there will be a few familiar faces in the sequel, including a sweet cameo from Dick Van Dyke. Though he won't be reprising his role as the lovable chimney sweep, Bert, this time around, he is playing a memorable character from the 1964 film.

The 93-year-old will be playing Mr. Dawes Jr., who is the son of bank director Mr. Dawes from the original film. Though his role is pretty small, it's the perfect Easter egg for fans, since Van Dyke actually also played Mr. Dawes Sr. in Mary Poppins.

Related: 6 Ways Mary Poppins Returns Is Just as Magical as the Original

While Andrews had no interest in making a cameo in Mary Poppins
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Here's Why Meghan Markle's Instagram Mysteriously Reactivated

Here's Why Meghan Markle's Instagram Mysteriously Reactivated
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like Meghan Markle won't be returning to Instagram anytime soon. Royal watchers were given a delightful surprise when they hopped on their Instagram timeline to find the Duchess of Sussex's Instagram account had seemingly been reactivated overnight. For a few hours, fans of the American actress were once again able to get a glimpse into the luxurious life of the former Instagram influencer. Photos that she took with her dogs, trips to London and so much more was thoroughly documented on the profile that had amassed over three million followers. However, the account was reportedly missing key photos from the time period when she started dating Prince...
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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Burst Into Song While Trying to Guess the Disney Movie by Lyric

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Burst Into Song While Trying to Guess the Disney Movie by Lyric
There's truly no one like Mary Poppins, the otherworldly dream nanny we all wish we grew up with - and in the new sequel Mary Poppins Returns, it's no different. From turning ordinary bath time into an underwater swimming spectacular to being transported to another colorful cartoon world, Mary Poppins is quite simply magic.

In celebration of the new sequel - which, in the words of Mary Poppins, is practically perfect in every way - we caught up with the film's Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, and Ben Whishaw to play a little round of Disney trivia, where they had to try to guess the Disney movie by lyric. Pulling from Mary Poppins's bag, they had to recognize the iconic, classic lyrics of everything from Pocahontas . . .

. . . to Frozen. And fun fact: along the way, we even learn that The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World" changed Miranda's life and is
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Everything This Is Us Fans Need to Know About Bradford, Pa

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Are you over that shocking midseason finale reveal about Nicky on This Is Us yet? Yeah, neither are we. The revelation that Nicky didn't die in Vietnam and appears to be alive in the present day is going to have major repercussions for the Pearson family. Does this mean Jack knew Nicky's alive? If so, why didn't he tell his family? And what state of mind is Nicky in now? All of those questions will hopefully be answered soon, but in the meantime, we have exactly one piece of information to analyze for clues: Nicky's current whereabouts.

Thanks to a closeup of a stack of a mail, we know Nicky lives in Bradford, Pa, on Songbird Road, to be precise. At first glance, the location doesn't seem to tell us much, but when you take a closer look at the location of the town and what we
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Penny Marshall Dead at 75

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Penny Marshall Dead at 75
Penny Marshall, the amazing actress, comedian and director, has died ... TMZ has learned. Marshall died Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home. We've learned the cause of death was complications from diabetes. Penny's first recurring role was playing Myrna Turner on "The Odd Couple," which was directed by her brother. She also appeared on "Happy Days" with Cindy Williams, and they became famous from their spin-off sitcom, "Laverne & Shirley." It became a monster hit in 1976 and ran for 8 seasons.
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