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When I was a kid, my parents had an amazingly impressive collection of video cassettes, from Bing Crosby’s White Christmas to Shoah (nothing like a nine-hour Holocaust documentary to make these cosy nights in go with a swing). But my favourite tape was The 65th Anniversary Of The Academy Awards: Oscars Greatest Hits! I was not so much obsessed with this video as possessed by it, and to this day my go-to karaoke song is Billy Crystal’s opening number from the 1991 Oscars: “Ghost! Can it win this lottery?/ Ghost! Made me take up pottery.” Do you want to know when Cher took Val Kilmer to the Oscars as her date? How pissed off Barbra Streisand looked in 1992, not to be up for best director for The Prince Of Tides? Then you, my friend, have come to the right columnist.
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‘Pretty Woman’ Broadway Cast Recalls Performing for Julia Roberts

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‘Pretty Woman’ Broadway Cast Recalls Performing for Julia Roberts
Samantha Barks didn’t watch Julia Roberts and Richard Gere’s iconic “Pretty Woman” in preparation for her starring role in the new Broadway musical adaptation of the 1990 film.

“It’s so hard to watch it because it’s such a beautiful, iconic performance,” Barks, who plays Vivian Ward, the hooker with a heart of gold, told Variety on Thursday at the musical’s opening night. “You can’t do your own thing for a minute and breathe. We’re lucky we have so many songs to sing, which adds new layers to the character.”

Though Roberts didn’t attend opening night at the Nederlander Theatre, she came to a performance while the show was running previews. The part of Vivian Ward launched Roberts into superstardom, so naturally, Barks said it was “petrifying” performing for her.

“Luckily, I didn’t know she was in the audience,” Barks recalled. “They made a speech [after the performance] like,
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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The Princess Diaries Movies

The Princess Diaries took the world by storm when it was released. Based on a novel series of the same name by Meg Cabot, moviegoers all over the world fell in love with her story and, of course, with breakout star Anne Hathaway.Garry Marshall - who also directed Pretty Woman - brought these movies to life in a way that nobody else could have. Oh, and Julie Andrews stars as a literal Queen. Could this movie be any more perfect?

Then, by some miracle, we got a Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, and it was just as good as the first one. While sequels rarely ever out-do the original, Princess Diaries 2 was a solid follow-up to the first movie.

There are so many incredible details that went into the making of these films. After learning all of these new fun facts, you will definitely want to go back
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‘Pretty Woman’ Broadway Review: The Hooker Julia Roberts Made Famous Is Back, and She Can Belt

Prostitutes, once a staple of the Broadway musical, have been keeping a low profile in recent years. The old fantasy of sleeping with guys and making good money yielded long ago to real horror stories of exploitation, sexism, drug addiction and human trafficking. None of which has stopped Garry Marshall and J. F. Lawton from turning their hit 1990 movie “Pretty Woman” into a Broadway musical, which opened Thursday at the Nederlander Theatre.

Marshall directed the movie and Lawton wrote the screenplay, and they’re credited this time around as writers of the book, which means “Pretty Woman” the musical is a too-faithful adaptation of the original.

They have made one small but important update. The heroine’s seamy occupation is acknowledged at the get-go by turning her first song into a heartfelt lament, “Anywhere but Here,” effectively delivered in country style by a strong-voiced Samantha Barks.

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Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical: All Dressed Up With No Place To Go – Review

Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical: All Dressed Up With No Place To Go – Review
I might not be the target audience for Pretty Woman – The Musical, seeing as how I was never a fan of Pretty Woman – The Movie. Just never thought it was cute, funny or charming when Richard Gere, in that 1990 star-making movie, jokingly snapped shut that proffered jewelry box, drawing the startled, wide-mouthed guffaw that transformed Julia Roberts into Julia Roberts.

And that was 10 years before the Millennium, well before the Laugh became schtick, and well well before #MeToo and Time’s Up did in – to anyone who was listening – the romanticization of sexual commodification in Hollywood.

Follow-your-dream American Idol platitudes and ’90s nostalgia don’t come close to explaining how or why Pretty Woman made its Cinderella trip from rom-com guilty pleasure to cloying, regressive Broadway musical. Bland Mor songs, costumes mistaking gaudy for glitzy and a sugary lead performance add up to one very smudged, very ill-fitting glass slipper.
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Broadway Review: ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’

Broadway Review: ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’
When the 1990 movie comedy “Pretty Woman” catapulted Julia Roberts to stardom, it was widely reported that Disney and late director Garry Marshall had tweaked J.F. Lawton’s downbeat prostitute/john tale “Three Thousand” into a sumptuous rom-com, to the profit of all concerned. Its newest incarnation sanitizes the tale completely. With anything mature or sensual systematically removed, “Pretty Woman: The Musical” goes all-in on fantasy, casting two sizzling talents, Samantha Barks and Andy Karl, as bland, pretty people singing pretty Bryan Adams-Jim Vallance tunes with nothing much at stake. Stubbornly inconsequential, it’s a morally uplifting fairy tale of which everyone, young and old alike, can be skeptical.

The Lawton-Marshall libretto fundamentally sticks to the screenplay line by line, joke by joke. Multimillionaire corporate raider Edward Lewis (Karl) hops in a brand-new 1989 Lotus Esprit and, in an impulse maybe only Hugh Grant could explain, whisks streetwalker Vivian Ward (Barks) from Hollywood Blvd.
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Box Office Looks Bright: How an Unconventional Comedy Was Built to Succeed

“Crazy Rich Asians” opened Wednesday on a wave of favorable reviews and Warner Bros. hype promoting its Asian stars and exotic Singapore setting. That’s the right focus for the first studio wide-release of a contemporary movie with an all-Asian cast since Disney’s “The Joy Luck Club” 25 years ago.

The midweek opening of $5 million is on par with expectations. It falls below the (adjusted) $8 million Warners’ family comedy “We’re the Millers,” which also opened on an August Wednesday in 2013. That film wound up with $44 million and a $177 million total. This mid-week opening (with no prior night previews) is meant to fuel word of mouth into the weekend. The film’s A Cinemascore suggests the studio made the right move.

This isn’t a high-risk project that otherwise breaks new ground. The film is mainstream commercial, and producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson won the bidding for the project
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Michael Che Argues 'Pretty Woman' Is "Maybe the Worst Movie I've Ever Seen"

Michael Che Argues 'Pretty Woman' Is
When Emmy 2018 co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che sat down with Jimmy Fallon for the Tonight Show on Wednesday night, the conversation veered quickly away from television and towards the old movies that Che has recently watched.

When Fallon asked how the two Saturday Night Live co-head writers were feeling about the Emmys gig, Jost replied, "intimidated," while Jost took a different approach.

"I was trying to talk to any other black guys that hosted, but it's like Murphy, Gumbel and Cosby," Che said. When Jost asked him what Gumbel said, Che joked, "He said ...
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‘Pretty Woman’ & ‘Boys In The Band’ Break House Records As Broadway Box Office Hits $37M

‘Pretty Woman’ & ‘Boys In The Band’ Break House Records As Broadway Box Office Hits $37M
Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Boys in the Band broke house records last week as Broadway’s box office held steady into the summer’s dog days. Total b.o. for the 31 shows climbed a tad to $37,289,893, about 2.4% over the previous week, with attendance of 277,794 showing a slight dip of an identical percentage.

Higher average ticket prices – $134 compared to the previous week’s $128 – kept box office from slipping during the season’s Week 11, ending Aug. 12.

Bidding adieu to the street on Aug. 11 was Joe Mantello’s staging of The Boys in the Band, taking $1,152,649, well above and beyond the official potential of $957,024. The box office take smashes the Booth Theater’s previous $1,113,192 house record set back in 2015 when Bradley Cooper was on stage in The Elephant Man. The 50th anniversary staging of Mart Crowley’s Boys recouped its $3.5 million investment in the 11th week of its 15-week engagement.

Heading in as Boys headed out,
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Richard Gere to Reportedly Become a Dad for the Second Time at Age 68

Congratulations may be in order for Richard Gere and his wife, Alejandra Silva! According to a new report, the 68-year-old actor and his 35-year-old wife are expecting their first child together just four months after the couple tied the knot in Spain. The Spanish daily newspaper ABC broke the news that Alejandra is pregnant on Wednesday, Aug. 8. As reported by the Daily Mail, the respected news outlet was also the first to reveal that Richard and his activist bride had secretly married in a civil ceremony in April. Richard and his wife, Alejandra. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) This new baby will be the second child for both Richard — who will turn 69 years old on Aug. 31! — and Alejandra who both have older kids from previous marriages. The Pretty Woman actor welcomed his only child, 18-year-old son Homer James Jigme Gere, with second wife Carey Lowell back in 2000. In 2012, Alejandra gave birth to her six-year-old son,
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Here's Proof That Pretty Woman: The Musical Nails the Movie's Most Iconic Moments

Here's Proof That Pretty Woman: The Musical Nails the Movie's Most Iconic Moments
Much to fans’ delight, Pretty Woman: The Musical stays true to the 1990 original movie!

The rags-to-riches story of Vivian Ward falling in love with wealthy businessman Edward Lewis hits the Big Apple in August with Samantha Barks stepping into the vinyl boots of Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts while Andy Karl suits up to play the wealthy businessman previously portrayed by Richard Gere.

People has an exclusive look of just how similar the upcoming production is to the Garry Marshall-directed rom-com — and these three juxtaposed fan-favorite scenes will stop you from saying, “Big mistake. Big. Huge.”

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Broadway B.O. Dips To $36M; ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Stays In Millionaires Club

Broadway B.O. Dips To $36M; ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical Stays In Millionaires Club
Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical passed the $1 million box office mark for a second consecutive week — no doubt the beginning of a habit — playing seven previews, including one heavily-comped tribute performance for the late Garry Marshall.

The previewing musical, at the Nederlander Theatre starring Samantha Barks and Andy Karl, grossed $1,008,726, a drop of about $60,000 from the previous week, reflecting the August 2 memorial performance. Marshall co-authored the musical that is set to open August 16 and, of course, directed the original 1990 film.

Broadway’s overall box office of $36,391,385 for the week ending August 5 (Week 10 of the season) was down about 8% from the previous week’s $39.6M. The Week 10 total is 14% bigger than last year’s $32M, with this year’s average ticket price of $128 about 8% heftier than last year’s $120.

The other previewing musical,
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Julia Roberts Makes a Surprise Appearance at 'Pretty Woman: The Musical' — See the Photos!

How cool is this?! On Thursday, Aug. 2, Julia Roberts attended a special performance of Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway in NYC that honored the life of Garry Marshall, the Pretty Woman movie's director. For the event, Julia also paid homage to the late filmmaker — who sadly died in 2016 from pneumonia — by donning a Laverne & Shirley t-shirt, as the beloved 1970s series was also a show that Garry helped create. In a previous interview with Entertainment Tonight, Julia said that she will always be grateful for everything that Garry taught her throughout her career. "Enough could not be said of my relationship with Garry Marshall and what that's done for me as a person, just having the confidence to be funny, and goofy, and find that side of creativity," she shared. "I've never thought twice when Garry asked me to do something." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) At the Pretty Woman event,
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 27 cast wish list: Male celebs Luis Fonsi and James Shaw Jr. should vie for the Mirror Ball

ABC recently announced that season 27 of “Dancing with the Stars” will premiere on September 24, but we don’t know yet which celebrities will be selected to compete. Below is a list of male candidates I think “DWTS” should consider inviting to battle for the next Mirror Ball Trophy.

Jason Alexander

Before he was known for his iconic role as George Costanza on the classic series “Seinfeld” Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning actor, starring in several Broadway musicals including “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” for which he won Best Actor in a Musical. In addition, he has appeared in other TV shows and films like the 1997 version of “Cinderella” starring past “DWTS” alum Brandy, “Pretty Woman,” and the animated series “Duckman.” He’s 58, which would make him the oldest Mirror Ball champ in history. But despite his age, I think Jason’s dance and acting background could make him a serious contender
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Julia Roberts Catches Pretty Woman on Broadway, and Omg, the Nostalgia

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Julia Roberts Catches Pretty Woman on Broadway, and Omg, the Nostalgia
Julia Roberts attended a special performance of Broadway's Pretty Woman: The Musical in NYC on Thursday night, and it brought back so many memories. Not only did Julia hit the red carpet with the late Garry Marshall's wife, Barbara, but Julia wore an orange Laverne & Shirley T-shirt in honor of the late director (Garry cocreated the '70s show). "Julia was super sweet to the cast backstage, and so so approachable and warm," a source told People. "Usually backstage meet and greets are quick, but Julia spent extensive time chatting with everyone and complimenting their performances." One of Julia's most iconic movie roles was in 1990's Pretty Woman as Vivian Ward with Richard Gere. Wow, Julia has come a long way since then.

Related: 13 Photos of BFFs George Clooney and Julia Roberts That'll Make You Want in on the Joke
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Pretty Woman's Samantha Barks Geeks Out After Meeting Julia Roberts

Pretty Woman's Samantha Barks Geeks Out After Meeting Julia Roberts
When Vivian met Vivian! Pretty Woman has made its way to Broadway, 28 years after the movie, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, first hit theaters. On Thursday, Roberts attended a special preview of Broadway's Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Taking on the role of Vivian in the Broadway production is actress Samantha Barks, who couldn't help but gush over the Oscar winner after meeting her on Thursday. "What a beautiful woman inside and out! A night I will never forget!!" Barks wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Roberts and Barbara Marshall, whose late husband, Garry Marshall, directed the iconic 1990 movie. "28 years ago, the world fell...
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Best Netflix and Chill Movies | August 2018

Last Updated August 2nd Look, we know you want to Netflix and Chill. Who doesn't? But until Netflix creates a "Netflix and Chill" category--a real one, this time--you might find yourself struggling to come up with new movie suggestions to keep things fresh. Sure, you might have your tried and true, go-to make-out movies, but if you're tired of watching Titanic or Pretty Woman for the 100th time, you need to change it up. That's where we come in. The staff here at Collider put in some hard hours researching the best movies …
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Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in August 2018

Hulu has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in August, including more installments in the first season of the critically acclaimed Stephen King thriller “Castle Rock” as well as more of season 2 of the costume drama “Harlots” and season 4 of the comedy “Casual.” And there will also be new to Hulu seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including season 3 of “Insecure” and season 4 of “Ballers.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Hulu appearances including the Oscar-winning “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Lost in Translation” and the recent nominee “Baby Driver.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in August

Available August 1

A Conspiracy to Rule: The Illuminati

American Gigolo

American Ninja

American Ninja III: Blood Hunt


Be Cool

The Beatles: Made on Merseyside

Black Hawk Down

Black Mask

Black Rain
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in August 2018

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The end of the summer may be rapidly approaching, but that doesn’t mean the top dogs of video streaming don’t have anything in store to end August with a bang. With John Krasinski making his debut as the titular analyst-turned-spy on Au. 31 in Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” to the return of the money-laundering Byrde family in “Ozark” Season 2 on the same day, fan-favorite dramas will make their debuts and returns. Netflix is also releasing the first season of “Insatiable,” its coming-of-rage story starring Debby Ryan on Aug. 10. Check out what’s in store on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime next month.


Aug. 1

Batman Begins

Chernobyl Diaries




Edge of Fear


Gran Torino

House of Deadly Secrets

Los tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Season 1

Million Dollar Baby

No Reservations

Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Moby

Once in a Lifetime Sessions with Nile Rodgers

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Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Tops $1M In Seven-Show Week; ‘Head Over Heels’ Totters

Pretty Woman played seven previews to nearly Sro audiences and Mean Girls set another house record, but the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels just couldn’t find its footing as it opened to sales as weak as its reviews during Week 9 of the Broadway season.

Overall, summertime Broadway was anything but wilted for the week ending July 29, taking in a strong $39,633,285 in total box office. That’s a jump of nearly 8% over the previous week’s $36M, and a big 26% over the same period last year.

Total attendance for the week was 295,685, a solid 95% of capacity and a 5% hike over the previous week. Those 295,685 theatergoers spent an average $134 for their seats, compared to the $119 average last summer.

The previewing Pretty Woman: The Musical, at the Nederlander Theatre, is off to a terrific start, grossing $1,068,493 for a seven-performance week (just one shy of a full eight-show week). With an average
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