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13 Stars Who Just Need an Emmy to Egot, From Elton John to John Legend (Photos)

13 Stars Who Just Need an Emmy to Egot, From Elton John to John Legend (Photos)
Henry Fonda, actor (1905-82)

Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album, “Great Documents” (1977)

Oscar: Best Actor, “On Golden Pond” (1981)

Tony: Best Actor, “Mister Roberts” (1948); Best Actor, “Clarence Darrow” (1975)

Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist and producer (1895-1960)

Grammy: Best Original Cast Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960)

Oscar: Best Original Song, “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from “Lady Be Good” (1941); “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945)

Tony: Three awards for “South Pacific” (1950); Best Musical, “The King and I” (1952); Best Musical, “The Sound of Music” (1960)

Elton John

Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, “That’s What Friends Are For” (1986); Best Instrumental Composition, “Basque” (1991); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (1994); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, “Candle in the Wind” (1997); Best Show Album, “Aida” (2000)

Oscar: Best Original Son, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” (1994)

Tony: Best Score, “Aida” (2000)

John Legend, songwriter and
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Barbra Streisand Netflix concert special celebrating #1 albums could set Emmys record

Barbra Streisand Netflix concert special celebrating #1 albums could set Emmys record
Two years ago, Barbra Streisand celebrated becoming the only artist to score #1 albums in six consecutive decades with a rare concert tour. The video version of that, “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!,” streamed on Netflix last fall and is a strong contender at the upcoming Emmys. Over the years, Streisand has headlined two Emmy-winning variety specials (as did Bob Hope) and she’d set a new record with another victory.

Among the highlights of the concert, which was filmed in Miami, is her soaring duet with fellow Oscar winner Jamie Foxx on “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music.” There is a certain irony that Streisand chose to record this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic for her chart-topping 2016 album “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.” As a teenager, she’d auditioned to play eldest daughter Liesl in the national company of this Tony winner but couldn’t get past the casting director.
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Barbra Streisand Talks Career Choices, New Directorial Effort at Netflix FYSee

Barbra Streisand Talks Career Choices, New Directorial Effort at Netflix FYSee
Barbra Streisand sat down with Jamie Foxx at Raleigh Studios for a conversation about her Netflix special, “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!” on Sunday. The multi-hyphenate also described the prejudice she faced coming from the music industry to the film business.

“When I made ‘Yentl,’ my first directorial job, people were like, ‘You’re going to direct? You mean an actress can direct and be fiscally responsible for the budget?’ It’s interesting, in the music business, there is no gender discrimination,” Streisand recalled. “It’s like if you’re woman or a man, it’s who sells [the] most records.
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Sheridan Smith review – force of nature brings laughs, tears and cheek

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Presenting numbers from her recent covers album, the actor and singer can’t hold back the tears after a difficult two years – but her voracious talent turns the show into an exhilarating emotional rollercoaster

Wartime show tunes set the mood, before Sheridan Smith bounds on with a spotlight lighting her from behind and making her blonde locks glow like a halo. Her big hair, wiggly walk, red dress and lipstick ooze an old-fashioned, Marilyn Monroe sort of glamour. Only the tattoos creeping down each arm suggest that we are in 2018, but then that’s Smith all over. As one of the UK’s most accomplished actors, she is equally at home playing comic period characters such as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl or a council estate rough diamond in hard-hitting Shannon Matthews kidnap drama The Moorside.

This two-hour show of orchestrated covers, laughs and introductory stories, though,
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Review: "The Lion In Winter" 50th Anniversary Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

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“What Family Doesn’T Have Its Ups And Downs?”

By Raymond Benson

One of the gems of 1968 was The Lion in Winter, a multi-nominee for the Oscars (including Best Picture and Director), and one of the better period costume dramas that seemed to be so popular in the 60s. Capitalizing on the success of Becket and A Man for All Seasons, Winter is based on a stage play by James Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay and won an Oscar for it.

While the picture is a handsome production, its primary asset is the acting. What a cast, and what performances! Katharine Hepburn, as Eleanor of Aquitaine, picked up the Best Actress trophy (although that year there was a tie—she shared the award with Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl). Peter O’Toole stars as Henry II for the second time, and received a nomination for Best Actor. For my money,
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Sorry, Sony: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Is Not Your Studio’s Biggest Hit

With $403.7 million as of April 11, Sony declared “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is its biggest-ever domestic hit, passing the figure “Spider-Man” achieved in its 2002 run. Of course, this is complete nonsense.

Assessing box office without adjustment is like the Labor Dept. calculating the consumer price index without correcting for inflation. Today’s average ticket price bears no resemblance to those of prior decades. And, unlike books and downloads, which track not the price tag but the units sold, North American movies sales are calculated solely by revenue. European cinemas track both admissions and ticket sales, presumably to avoid this problem. The North American system leads to a lot of skewed figures, and announcements like Sony’s.

None of this should diminish the unexpectedly strong response to the “Jumani” sequel. The reboot of the very strong 1995 Robin Williams-starrer doubled the most optimistic expectations with its Christmas release. The film had
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Five Things You Never Knew About Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif is a famous Egyptian actor who was born in Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt, on April 10, 1932. This week would have been his 86th birthday had he not died from a heart attack on July 10, 2015. Sharif began his career as an actor during the 1950s and is probably best known for Sherif Ali in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and Yuri Zhivago in ‘Doctor Zhivago’. Other films in which he appeared included ‘Funny Girl’, ‘War in the Land of Egypt’, ‘Mysterious Island’, ‘S*H*E’, and ‘Bloodline’. This talented actor won three Golden Globes and a Cesar Award during his

Five Things You Never Knew About Omar Sharif
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Acclaimed Female Musicians Join Etm-la For 4th Annual Music And A Makeover Benefit

In celebration of Women’s History and Music in Our Schools Month, Education Through Music-Los Angeles held its 4th Annual Music & A Makeover, bringing together local, female-led fashion brands, live music and food & wine tastings to empower women and raise funds for in-school music programs for disadvantaged schools across Los Angeles County.

Judith Hill performs at Education Through Music-la's 4th Annual Music & a Makeover Benefit

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Hosted by Kala Maxym, Founder & Chief Event Composer of Five Senses Tastings, the evening featured intimate performances by singer-songwriter Judith Hill (The Voice, Michael Jackson), actress/singer Karen David (Galavant, Once Upon A Time, Barry, Timeless) and recording artist Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked, Funny Girl). Guests enjoyed perusing jewelry and designs from Queen’s Trunk and Rose & Sage, as well as children’s clothing lines Dulce Swimwear and Ice Cream Castles.

The music was paired sensitively with delicious wine, cheese and
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Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo at PaleyFest La: ‘We’re in a Strange Time’

Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo at PaleyFest La: ‘We’re in a Strange Time’
A night devoted to celebrating the TV legacy of Barbra Streisand was not without her reflections on the #MeToo movement.

Kicking off the opening night of the annual PaleyFest at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Friday, Streisand commented on how the fight for gender equality is currently at a fever pitch.

“We’re in a strange time now in terms of men and women and the pendulum swinging this way and that way but it’s going to have to come to the center,” she told Ryan Murphy, the veteran TV producer who conducted the Q&A with Streisand at PaleyFest.
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The time Streisand wore next to nothing to the Oscars and I wore a brown suit

The  time Streisand wore next to nothing to the Oscars and I wore a brown suit
In its rare, long and illuminating interview with Barbra Streisand, Variety ties its scoop to the lone Oscar she won in 1969 for the previous year’s “Funny Girl.” I remember well the night she won because I was in the press room of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion when she made her appearance there in a see-through pantsuit over black lingerie.

I was wearing an off-the-rack dirt-brown tweed suit.

If the TV viewing audience was scandalized by Streisand’s apparel, so too, I assumed, were those tux and gown-wearing journalists in the press room when I made my appearance. The shame.

Who knew the media dressed as if they were attending the show instead of covering it? All we saw on TV were nominees and presenters being interviewed on the red carpet and the parade of tux and gown-bedecked guests making their way into the Pavilion. We never saw the working stiffs in the trenches backstage.
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Barbra Streisand on How She Battled Hollywood’s Boys’ Club

Barbra Streisand on How She Battled Hollywood’s Boys’ Club
The Oscars have an embarrassing history of snubbing female directors. Barbra Streisand was naturally verklempt but ultimately fine when the Motion Picture Academy failed to nominate her for 1983’s “Yentl,” a musical fable about a spinster who passes as a man to gain an education.

“It was strange,” recalls Streisand over a cup of tea at her stunning Malibu estate. “I didn’t mind it for one reason: It really showed the sexism. I thought by not being nominated, I put a spotlight on the issue. I thought, ‘Wow. This is so transparent.’”

Some 34 years later, the barriers that Streisand broke through — as the first woman to juggle duties as the star, director, producer and co-writer of a single studio movie — are at the forefront of everyone’s mind in Hollywood. “I didn’t know it was a glass ceiling,” she says about her decision to step behind the camera. “I just thought,
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Who is your favorite multiple Best Actress Oscar winner? [Poll]

Who is your favorite multiple Best Actress Oscar winner? [Poll]
Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) is a few weeks away from becoming one of 14 women who’ve won more than one Best Actress Oscar. McDormand, who took home the prize for “Fargo” (1996), would join 12 other women as two-time winners, two shy of Katharine Hepburn’s all-time record of four. Before McDormand joins this elite club, which of the first lucky 13 champs is your favorite?

Luise Rainer was the first actress to win two and the first performer to win back-to-back Oscars, triumphing for “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936) and “The Good Earth” (1937). Bette Davis (1935’s “Dangerous” and 1938’s “Jezebel”) joined her the following year. Eleven years later, Davis’ pal Olivia de Havilland won her second Oscar for 1949’s “The Heiress,” three years after her “To Each His Own” victory.

Two years after that, Vivien Leigh, who first took home the award for “Gone with the Wind” (1939), won for “A Streetcar Named Desire
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The Greatest Showman: how the Hugh Jackman musical became an unlikely hit

It runs counter to box-office trends, it’s hokey and old-school, but somehow this all-singing, all-dancing spectacle keeps winning over audiences

Take a bona fide Broadway star, put them in a stodgy ahistorical musical, with a credible co-star gamely slumming it in a secondary role, and what do you get? The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, or indeed The Greatest Showman, whose stealth success at the box office since it opened five weeks ago has quietly become the biggest film story of the new year.

The Greatest Showman’s success is not just surprising: it’s bordering on miraculous. The film’s audience has grown week on week, after inauspicious beginnings, to an extent not seen since Titanic or Chicago. This goes against all received wisdom, and runs blithely counter to all current box-office trends. The movie is an original, unfranchisable story with little or no built-in audience, no superheroes,
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A look back at female firsts at the Oscars: Barbra Streisand, Kathryn Bigelow, Emma Thompson …

A look back at female firsts at the Oscars: Barbra Streisand, Kathryn Bigelow, Emma Thompson …
It certainly seems to be the year of the woman at the Academy Awards. Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman to receive a Best Director Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird.” For the first time in the academy’s 90-year history, a woman, AFI Conservancy alum Rachel Morrison, has been nominated for Best Cinematography for “Mudbound.” And the drama’s director Dee Rees made history as the first black woman to receive a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film’s star Mary J. Blige not only received a supporting actress nomination, but she is also nominated for Best Original Song for “Mighty River” from the film, alongside co-writers Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson.

But it’s been baby steps for women behind the camera in terms of Oscar nominations, let alone wins.

Here is a look at some of the trailblazers:

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards
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Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer

Oscars 2018: Margot Robbie (‘I, Tonya’) could make history as an actress and producer
Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”) is a shoo-in for a nomination for Best Actress next week, but she could end up making Oscars history in another category as well as was recently reported by one of our Experts, Sasha Stone (Awards Daily). Robbie is also a producer of the film, so if “I, Tonya” also receives a Best Picture nomination she would be the first actress to receive acting and producing nominations for the same film. After a year that saw actresses Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) all win Emmys as both actors and producers of TV programs, it would be fitting for Robbie’s passion project to go the distance with a pair of historic Oscar nominations.

It has been an incredible year for female stories, both real and fictional. The “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements have shined
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London Casting: Young Talent Needed to Play the Lead in a New Musical

Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although we make every attempt to verify castings before we hit publish, please ensure that you do your own research before firing off those headshots and Backstage links. Untitled New Musical Co-founder of the Menier Chocolate Factory and producer David Babani is launching a new musical directed by Richard Fitch (“Funny Girl” U.K. Tour) with musical direction by the renowned Gareth Valentine. The team is looking for Tina, their child lead. This is an incredible opportunity for one lucky youngster, as they will be a part of the first production and help shape the show. The young actor will play Tina, and the team is looking for talent,
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Rosie O'Donnell's Girlfriend Is a Police Officer and Former Boxing Champ: 'She's Wonderful'

Rosie O'Donnell's Girlfriend Is a Police Officer and Former Boxing Champ: 'She's Wonderful'
Rosie O’Donnell is revealing more about the woman who has stolen her heart.

Just one day after telling Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show that she is dating a younger woman, O’Donnell has shared her girlfriend’s name: Rooney.

O’Donnell, 55, told Extra that Rooney is 33.

“I’ve been dating a woman who’s a police officer from Worcester and she’s on the mountain division so she rides a horse every day,” said O’Donnell. “She was in the Army for eight years. She was an undefeated boxing champion in the Army.”

Continued the star, “We are both huge Ufc enthusiasts.
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Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She's in Love With a Woman 22 Years Younger: 'It's a Very Trippy Thing'

Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She's in Love With a Woman 22 Years Younger: 'It's a Very Trippy Thing'
Rosie O'Donnell has found love again.

During her guest appearance on The Howard Stern Show on Monday, the 55-year-old comedian revealed she's fallen for a woman 22 years younger.

"It's the first time I've dated someone younger than me," O’Donnell admitted. "It's a very trippy thing."

"In fact, I get along so well with her, it’s kind of fascinating," she continued. "The one thing that she doesn't know? [Barbra] Streisand. I made her watch Funny Girl. She's like, 'It was good.' I'm like, 'Oh, come on!'"

More: Rosie O'Donnell's Ex-Wife nm7299583 autoMichelle Rounds[/link]' Autopsy Complete, Cause of Death Pending

Although O'Donnell seems to be happier than ever, she told host Howard Stern that she doesn't see another wedding in her future. When asked if she would ever get married again, she replied, "I will not, ever."

O'Donnell was previously married to Kelli Carpenter-O'Donnell from 2004-2007, and Michelle Rounds from 2012-2016. Rounds died on Sept
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Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She's in Love with a Younger Woman — but Won't 'Ever' Get Married Again

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Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She's in Love with a Younger Woman — but Won't 'Ever' Get Married Again
Rosie O’Donnell has a new woman in her life.

During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show on Monday, the comedian revealed that she’s happily in love with a woman more than two decades her junior.

“It’s the first time I’ve dated someone younger than me,” said O’Donnell, 55. “It’s a very trippy thing.”

“I get along so well with her, it’s kind of fascinating,” she added. “The one thing that she doesn’t know? Streisand. I made her watch Funny Girl. She’s like, ‘It was good.’ I’m like, ‘Come on!’ ”

Asked
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‘Barbra’ Trailer: Netflix Concert Brings Happy Days For Streisand Fans

Happy days are here again for Barbra Streisand fans. Netflix just dropped this new trailer for Barbra: The Music…The Mem'ries…The Magic!, a concert documentary that includes duets with, and appearances by, such special guests as Seth MacFarlane, Jamie Foxx, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman and Melissa McCarthy. “The stage is set for the return…of a legend,” begins the trailer, as Streisand, in diaphanous slo-mo, hits the floorboards to Funny Girl‘s “Don’t Rain on My…
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