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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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Ariana Grande Performed "Imagine" on TV For the First Time, and My God, the Whistle Tones!

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Ariana Grande Performed
Ariana Grande brought all sorts of magic and power to the stage during her debut TV performance of "Imagine" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The 25-year-old singer not only helped the host recreate an iconic Saturday Night Live skit during her Dec. 18 visit, but also blew us away (once again) with her vocal talents. Joined by The Roots, Grande brought the romantic track from her new album to life for the audience, complete with several impossibly high whistle tones. The. Woman. Can. Sing!

It's rumored that "Imagine" is a tribute to Grande's ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who died of an accidental overdose in September. While Grande has described her previous track "Thank U, Next" as "self-assured" and "commanding," this latest song draws heavily from vulnerability, an emotion you can definitely recognize in her powerful performance. Watch the video above to hear her unbelievable range for yourself.
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Michelle Obama Surprised Unsuspecting Fans in Elevators, and We're Squealing For Them

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Imagine this: You're casually on a tour of 30 Rockefeller Plaza while visiting NYC. You take the elevator with a kind NBC page as your tour guide. At a certain floor, the doors open unexpectedly. Who do you see? Um, how about Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon playing the piano. No, wait - they're dancing. Wait, nope - they're reading. They're . . . jump-roping? As part of her visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Dec. 18, the former first lady gave fans the surprise of a lifetime by popping out to say hello on their elevator rides. Watch the full video above to see all the hilarious reactions. We really feel for anyone Jimmy said "We'll take the next one!" to.
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Michelle Obama Thought ‘Bye, Felicia’ On Donald Trump Inauguration Day

Michelle Obama was ready to dip come time for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. The former First Lady dropped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday to discuss her new book Becoming. Related: Michelle Obama Delights Children With Her Boogie With Santa Fallon asked Obama about a photo of her with President Barack Obama on Donald Trump’s inauguration day, waiving
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Ariana Grande Helps Reenact Classic SNL Skit Days After Pete Davidson's Alarming Note

Ariana Grande Helps Reenact Classic SNL Skit Days After Pete Davidson's Alarming Note
Ariana Grande helped Jimmy Fallon recreate a holiday favorite Saturday Night Live sketch. The "Imagine" singer appeared The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night and was joined by SNL alums including Fallon, Chris Kattan, Horatio Sanz and Tracy Morgan to give a modern twist to "I Wish It Was Christmas Today." In the 2018 version, the four men wore near-identical Christmas sweaters to those that they donned in 2001 when the skit first aired. With Sanz on the guitar, Fallon on the keyboard and Kattan holding the keyboard, Morgan swayed back and forth while Grande looked (purposely?) unemotive and held onto Kattan's shoulders. The late night...
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Who Won The Voice Season 15?

Who Won The Voice Season 15?
Listen, we had every intention of telling you who won The Voice tonight, but then NBC went and had Brendon Urie perform in the middle of the show, so we just watched and rewatched that for an hour. Cool? Cool.  Just kidding. Sort of. We skimmed through the rest of the show and its many, many, many performances, making sure we gave each finalist their moment. In particular, we were here for 14 year-old Team Jennifer contestant Kennedy Holmes, whose stage presence overtook every single other contestant's every step of the way, and then she landed in fourth place despite landing in first in our poll yesterday.  Team Blake's Kirk Jay then took third place, and it was down to Team Blake's Chris...
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Ariana Grande Recreates ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today’ With Jimmy Fallon And Tracy Morgan

A Christmas reunion more than 10 years in the making got the added gift of Ariana Grande. Jimmy Fallon called up his fellow “Saturday Night Live” alums Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan and Horatio Sanz, for a long-awaited reprise of their “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” classic. The magical Christmas moment occurred on Tuesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show”. Related: Ariana
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How Brad Pitt Spent His Birthday With His Kids

How Brad Pitt Spent His Birthday With His Kids
Brad Pitt spent his birthday surrounded by the ones he loves the most: his children. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star turned 55 on Tuesday and was able to spend some quality time with his family. A source told E! News, "The kids arrived at Brad's house on Monday afternoon for a sleepover. Some of them were picked up at 12:30 p.m. on Brad's birthday—Tuesday—and taken back to Angelina's." The insider added, "Some of them stayed for more time with their dad." While Pitt and the kids reunited for the special day, his ex-wife Angelina Jolie "spent the day flying her small plane around Los Angeles with a flight...
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Outlander: The Tragic Reason Behind Frank's Unexpected Season 4 Cameo

Outlander: The Tragic Reason Behind Frank's Unexpected Season 4 Cameo
Warning: Spoilers for Outlander season four below!

The latest Outlander episode, titled "Down the Rabbit Hole," sees the return of a couple of familiar faces in Tobias Menzies's Frank and Nell Hudson's Laoghaire, which may have come as a bit of a surprise - even to book readers, in Frank's case. But executive producer Maril Davis tells Popsugar that doing a Frank episode was on their minds from very early on in plotting out season four, even though he doesn't really appear in Diana Gabaldon's Drums of Autumn.

In the episode, the main thrust of the action is that Brianna (Sophie Skelton) travels through the stones to 1760s Scotland. But this is juxtaposed with flashbacks to her final months with her father, Frank (Menzies), which the writers' room thought was an important thing to include in Brianna's journey.

"We decided fairly early on that part of the
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The Sweet, Simple Reason Julie Andrews Isn't in Mary Poppins Returns

It's one of the most anticipated movies of the holiday season: Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the beloved 1964 Disney classic. Starring Emily Blunt as the practically perfect nanny, the movie centers on the grown-up Banks children, as well as Michael Banks's three young children. There are plenty of nostalgic moments in the movie, from the charming soundtrack that would make the Sherman brothers proud to the showstopping cameo by original star Dick Van Dyke. But what about the original Mary Poppins, Dame Julie Andrews herself? Blunt has taken on the role, since Mary Poppins doesn't age and human actors do, but could Andrews appear, as Van Dyke does, in a smaller role?

Andrews does not make even a cameo appearance in the new movie, and there's a very sweet reason. Director Rob Marshall told Variety that he immediately approached her about the possibility, but she turned it down to
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Selena Gomez Out of Treatment, First Pics Since Emotional Breakdown

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Selena Gomez Out of Treatment, First Pics Since Emotional Breakdown
Selena Gomez is back doing fun things with her friends, because she was just tagged in a bunch of pics with her pals... and it looks like they're all having a grand ole time on the slopes. Selena is smiling and looking cute in the photos, the first images we've seen of her since she went to a mental health facility to get treatment for what sources called an emotional breakdown. A source close to
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Expect to See These Netflix Shows Dominate Award Season

Expect to See These Netflix Shows Dominate Award Season
With the recent Golden Globe nominations, award season has officially kicked off. And while you may immediately think of movies when you hear "award season," TV is just as involved. TV series are celebrated at the Golden Globe Awards, the Critics' Choice Film + TV Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (aka the BAFTAs), and various Guild-specific shows.

There are so many platforms to watch TV shows on that it can be hard to keep up with all the different critically acclaimed shows. After all, there's no shortage of amazing, creative shows to watch, but not all of them are accessible on all platforms. Serious contenders like The Handmaid's Tale, Westworld, and This Is Us, for instance, are not available on Netflix; in fact, most shows that belong to premium cable channels such as Starz and HBO don't make deals with streaming platforms at all since they often
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Forever 21 Slammed for Using a White Model to Sell a Black Panther-Inspired Sweater

Forever 21 Slammed for Using a White Model to Sell a Black Panther-Inspired Sweater
Forever 21 is under fire for using a white model to sell a Black Panther-inspired sweater.

On Tuesday, the e-commerce site tweeted a photo with a link to purchase a “Wakanda Forever” sweater, which references the phrase made popular by the Marvel film, starring Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, used to greet residents of the fictional African country.

However, when fans of the movie went to shop the look, they were surprised to find the model was not a person of color, whom the film celebrates.

“@Forever21 really got the palest person they could find to model a Wakanda Forever sweater.
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Jimmy Fallon Re-Created SNL's "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" With Special Guest Ariana Grande!

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Jimmy Fallon Re-Created SNL's
Cue the nostalgia! The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon revived an old Saturday Night Live favorite during his Dec. 18 episode. He reunited with his former castmates Horatio Sanz, Chris Kattan, and Tracy Morgan to re-create their 2001 holiday performance of "I Wish It Was Christmas Today."

We last saw this skit when Fallon hosted SNL back in 2011. This time, however, the crew had a little help from someone special: Ariana Grande. The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer took her place in a Christmas sweater dress between Kattan and Jordan and gave an occasional cold stare to the camera. Basically, she played her part flawlessly. Watch the clip above to get yourself in the (hilarious) holiday mood.
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Selena Gomez Looks Happy and Healthy in First Photos Since Entering Rehab

Selena Gomez Looks Happy and Healthy in First Photos Since Entering Rehab
Selena Gomez is a total snow bunny in the latest photos of the star. The singer and her large group of friends had a fun day snow tubing in Big Bear, Calif. on Tuesday and Selena was all smiles on the day out. For the outdoor activity, Selena wore a sporty, all-black ensemble. Besides being a fun field trip to the snow, the snow-tubing trip also served as a Wizards of Waverly Place reunion since former co-star Bailee Madison was there too. The girls struck a pose together in their snow gear for a photo that Bailee later shared to her Instagram. This is one of the first public outings that Selena has made since recently leaving her treatment program in New York City. A source tells E! News, Selena is...
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Tinashe, Vanessa Hudgens, And ‘Rent: Live’ Cast Honour Creator Jonathan Larson

The cast of Rent: Live expressed kind words for the musical’s original creator Jonathan Larson. Vanessa Hudgens, Tinase, Mario, Jordan Fisher, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kiersey Clemons, Tinashe, Valentina, and Brennin Hunt will star in Fox’s live televised broadcast of the show on Sunday, Jan. 27. Related: Vanessa Hudgens Isn’t Looking to Get Married Anytime Soon A special behind-the-scenes video featured
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Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and the Cast of A League of Their Own Remember Director Penny Marshall

Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and the Cast of A League of Their Own Remember Director Penny Marshall
Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and the cast of A League of Their Own bid a final goodbye to their director Penny Marshall.

Hanks, 62, commemorated the Laverne & Shirley actress in a sweet message he shared on Twitter Tuesday.

“Goodbye, Penny. Man, did we laugh a lot! Wish we still could. Love you. Hanx,” he wrote.

Hanks and Marshall worked together on two films: 1988’s Big and 1992’s A League of Their Own, which starred Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Lori Petty and Marshall’s daughter Tracy Reiner.

In a statement on Twitter, Davis, 62, wrote, “”I’m terribly sad to hear the news about Penny passing.
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The Ataris Lead Singer Kris Roe Lucky to Be Alive After Car Crash in Hollywood

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Kris Roe was involved in a scary car accident Monday night in Hollywood ... and The Ataris lead singer tells us he's surprised he lived to tell his story.  Kris tells TMZ ... he was driving his tour van through Hollywood late Monday night when a police pursuit ended with an out-of-control car smashing into his vehicle, injuring him and sending his bulldog, Gracie, flying.  As you can see in the photos ... Kris' ride was totaled after
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