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Sarah Hyland Can Sing! Watch the ‘Modern Family’ Star Show Off Her Hidden Talent

Sarah Hyland Can Sing! Watch the ‘Modern Family’ Star Show Off Her Hidden Talent
If she can dance too, then Sarah Hyland’s a triple threat! The 25-year-old Modern Family star surprised fans on Sunday when she was featured in a Boyce Avenue music video for a cover of The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s hit, “Closer.”

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Hyland showed off her impressive vocal abilities on the tune, performing with the indie trio.

“Dream come true singing with these guys,” the ABC star tweeted after the video was released.

This isn’t the first time Hyland has proven she deserves a record deal. Before fans knew her as Haley Dunphy, Hyland starred in the 1999 film adaptation of Annie playing an orphan named Molly and even earned a few key solos.

Et's Katie Krause caught up with Hyland in January where she said she's "not ruling" out releasing her own music.

"My boyfriend got me a guitar, because he's like
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Oscar Horrors: Kathy Bates in Misery

Boo! It's time for "Oscar Horrors". Each night at 7 we'll look back on a horror-connected Oscar nomination until Halloween.

by Jason Adams

There are a lot of images that probably flash across one's mind when one thinks of Kathy Bates' Oscar-winning performance in Rob Reiner's film Misery. Images as great and big and terrifying as those mountain peaks that line Annie Wilkes' farmland like prison-bars. Maybe you hear words like "cockadoodie car" call out, or maybe you see Annie swinging that sledgehammer with tears of love tipping her eyelashes and a swell in her heart - I certainly wouldn't blame you; that's a shock that leaves a mark, on Paul Sheldon and the audience both.

But when I think of Misery I immediately think of one scene, every time, and it's the quietest (and for that maybe the most terrifying) moment in the film...
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Halloween 2016: Pop Culture Couple Costume Ideas

Halloween 2016: Pop Culture Couple Costume Ideas
It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween! With only two weeks left until the big day, a handful of last-minute revelers have undoubtedly found themselves totally stumped on a picture-perfect couples costume worthy of garnering all the likes on social media.

And while there’s still time to dream up something awesome, we’ve decided to make the decision-making process a bit easier with these pop culture-inspired getups, brought to you by celebs and fellow civilians alike.

Pikachu & Ash â€. PokÃ.Mon

With all the hype surrounding this year’s release of Pokémon Go, slipping into a
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Shakespeare Gets Another Original Twist In Matias Piñero’s New York Drama ‘Hermia & Helena’ — Locarno Review

Shakespeare Gets Another Original Twist In Matias Piñero’s New York Drama ‘Hermia & Helena’ — Locarno Review
There are endless ways to adapt Shakespeare to film, but it’s safe to say nobody’s doing it today with greater innovation than Matias Piñero. In four of his five spry features to date, the Argentine has depicted contemporary stories of young people facing a variety of challenges intertwined with Shakespearean texts. Piñero weaves the source material through his narratives in clever, unexpected fashion, from the romantic entanglements amid a rehearsal of “Twelfth Night” in “Viola” to the podcast adaptation of “Love’s Labour Lost” in “The Princess of France.” His latest, “Hermia & Helena,” finds a young woman adrift in New York while working on a translation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It’s the director’s first English-language production, but that’s not the only big change in his most intriguing effort to date.

“Hermia & Helena” dwells less on the parallels between a classical text and modern
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Kristen Chenoweth Joins Cast of NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

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Kristen Chenoweth Joins Cast of NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’
Kristin Chenoweth has joined NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” opposite Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio.

The Broadway vet will star as Velma Von Tussle, the self-promoting and manipulative producer of “The Corny Collins Show.” In the musical, Velma “will stop at nothing to make her daughter, Amber, the star that Velma never was. Her biggest foe is Tracy Turnblad (Baillio) and she’ll do everything in her power to prevent the integration of the “Corny Collins Show” which Tracy wants so much.

auto]Hairspray Live,” the latest in NBC’s annual musical events, airs Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8/7c.

“We are so excited and fortunate that Kristin — one of the best musical performers in the world — wants to come and play with us on ‘Hairspray,'” said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt, Chairman,
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Kristin Chenoweth Joins NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’

Kristin Chenoweth Joins NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’
Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” show, Variety has learned.

The Emmy and Tony Award winner will play Velma Von Tussle, the self-promoting and manipulative producer of “The Corny Collins Show,” who will stop at nothing to make her daughter, Amber, the star that Velma never was. Her biggest foe is Tracy Turnblad, and she’ll do everything in her power to prevent the integration of the “Corny Collins Show” which Tracy wants so much.

Chenoweth joins previously announced cast members Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Derek Hough and newcomer Maddie Baillio.

“We are so excited and fortunate that Kristin — one of the best musical performers in the world — wants to come and play with us on ‘Hairspray,’” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Everything she does is incredible, going back to the iconic Glinda in ‘Wicked,’ and there’s no one better to play Velma Von Tussle. Each
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20 Best, Worst and Wtf Moments at 2016 Tony Awards

20 Best, Worst and Wtf Moments at 2016 Tony Awards
On a night that was marked by tragedy — and occurring mere hours after news broke of the deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida — the Tonys provided a much-needed bit of levity. The performers and honorees didn't shy away from speaking about the shocking events of the day, but the overall mood was one of celebration. Part of the credit goes to the master of ceremonies James Corden, best known as the goofy host CBS's Late Late Show, yet still a dorky theater kid at heart; his charming, cheerful persona brought
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WB Announces Lego Dc Comics Super Heroes Justice League: Gotham City Breakout DVD / Blu-Ray Release!

Batman Takes A Vacation?The Justice League Discovers The Difficulty Inkeeping Gotham City Crime-Free Aswarner Bros. Home Entertainmentand The Lego Group Release

Lego® DC Comics Super Heroes -Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

On Blu-Raytm Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Hdjuly 12, 2016

All New Original Movie Includes Exclusive Lego® Nightwing Figurine!

Burbank, CA (April 14, 2016) – Fighting crime is a full-time job and Batman Never takes a vacation. That is until he finally agrees to let Batgirl and Nightwing take him on a long overdue trip – leaving Gotham City under the watchful eye of the Justice League in Lego® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the Lego® Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on on July 12, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include an exclusive Nightwing Lego® figurine,
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10 people who won Oscars for scaring the hell out of us

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10 people who won Oscars for scaring the hell out of us
Plenty of people accuse the Oscars of rewarding "bait-y," melodramatic schlock too often. Maybe you consider Forrest Gump slightly manipulative or Driving Miss Daisy a tad too quaint. Well, in these ten instances, Oscars went to some of the scariest performances on the silver screen and we'll never forget them no matter how hard we try.    Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Apparently the scariest thing a guy can do is make a pencil disappear.  Faye DunawayNetwork Here's Faye Dunaway predicting how TV will go for the next 50 years. Be thankful for Diana Christensen's ratings-driven fury, Glenn Beck.  Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh might be the coldest killer ever to grace the silver screen. Luckily Javier Bardem played him with enough dead-eyed grit to make him one of the most unsettling sights in 21st century cinema.  Louise FletcherOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Nurse Ratched
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How Many Oscar Nominations Did 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Get?

How Many Oscar Nominations Did 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Get?
Huge box office blockbusters typically don't fare well when awards season comes around, but there are always exceptions. Titanic took home 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, while it was on its way to becoming the biggest box office smash of all time, but that movie is more the exception than the rule. Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the biggest domestic movie of all time, with $819.6 million and counting, many were wondering how this blockbuster would fare when the Oscar nominations were announced earlier today. This beloved sci-fi adventure ended up taking in five Oscar nominations, but it was shut out of all the major categories.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned nominations in technical categories such as sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects and film editing, along with a nod for John Williams' original score. In more recent years, the Academy has given Best Picture nods
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25 years ago today: Kathy Bates thoroughly creeped us out when ‘Misery’ opened in theaters

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25 years ago today: Kathy Bates thoroughly creeped us out when ‘Misery’ opened in theaters
25 years ago today, Kathy Bates thoroughly creeped us out when her breakthrough film “Misery” opened in theaters. The film is based on the 1987 psychological horror novel by Stephen King about a famous author who’s rescued from a car crash by his fan (more like fanatic), Annie. Soon the romance novelist (played by James Caan) realizes Annie is less caretaker and more psychotic captor. “Misery” earned Bates an Academy Award for her role as Annie. She’s since returned to the genre that gave her an Oscar with a starring role in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story.” Bates recently showed how much she embraces the legacy of her “Misery” character when she told Entertainment Weekly, “‘I decided when I die, it’s going to be Kathy ‘Misery’ Bates. You know how they do, in People magazine, it’ll be ‘Kathy ‘Misery’ Bates passed away.’” Other notable November 30 happenings in pop culture history.
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 11/5/15- Andrea McArdle

Happy Birthday Andrea McArdle As 'Annie,' McArdle became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Also on Broadway, she starred in the Jerry Herman musical Jerry's Girls alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams she portrayed the sassy Smoking Car, Ashley, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express and starred as Margy Frake in State Fair as Fantine in Les Miserables and, most recently as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
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First Look: Laurie Metcalf And Bruce Willis Embrace Misery On Broadway

While I’m not a frequent theater-goer, tell me you’re adapting a Stephen King property, and you’ve got my attention. Misery, which many of you movie lovers know as a work of obsessive art starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, has found itself a home on Broadway for the foreseeable future – which works in the strangest of ways. King’s source is loaded with crazed, domesticated tension, which Rob Reiner was able to blend with a subdued sense of humor, but Will Frears’ theatrical adaptation expands upon the dark comedy of Paul Sheldon’s imprisonment. Scares don’t translate easily to stage, and thankfully Misery isn’t a rigid adaptation, because it actually Adapts.

Misery boils everything down to three characters – Paul Sheldon (Bruce Willis), Annie Wilkes (Laurie Metcalf), and Sheriff Buster (Leon Addison Brown). Sheldon is a famous author who has an accident during a Colorado blizzard,
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The True Stories Behind 10 Unforgettable Horror Movies

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Whether you're a fright fanatic, a middle-of-the-row horror fan, or a "someone-dragged-me-here" who barely watches from between terrified, trembling fingers, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: a lot of recent horror movies are based on true stories. At least that's what the filmmakers would have us believe.

The all-too-common "based on a true story" or "based on true events," along with the less reliable "inspired by true events," have become ubiquitous additions to most horror movie marketing campaigns. But this is nothing new. Going all the way back to the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre's" iconic 1974 tagline -- "What happened is true. Now the motion picture that's just as real." -- the truth has always been an important tactic in upping the fear factor for audiences.

If events truly did happen, does that make it more frightening? The recent success of movies like "The Conjuring" (2013), "The Possession" (2012) and "The Haunting in Connecticut" (2009) point to a big "yes,
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From Stage to Screen and Back Again, Sarah Hyland's Musical Moments

The majority of Americans know Sarah Hyland as Haley, the super-hot oldest daughter of Phil and Claire Dunphey on ABC's hit comedy Modern Family. But, we theatre fans remember her as young Jackie Bouvier who would grow to become a Kennedy in the Tony-winning Original Broadway production of Grey Gardens. Of course, the most astute amongst us will point out that she played Molly, the littlest orphan, in the 1999 TV movie version of Annie that starred Victor Garber, Audra McDonald, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Krisitin Cenoweth, and more.
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“Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned”: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies

Sure, we have all seen our share of an “Unstable Mabel” in cinema throughout the years. Some, more than others, do stand out in craziness, chaos and curiosity. These furious females in film–at least the ones that we will spotlight in this particular movie column–have something to their off-kilter filter that dares to dig deep on so many psychological levels of frivolity and fury.

In Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned: Top 10 Damaged Divas in the Movies we will examine some of the warped women on the big screen that have a sense of demented diva-like dimensions to their cockeyed characterizations. These mistresses of misbehaving all demonstrate various kinds of detachment and dysfunction that capture our puzzling imaginations. Are there perhaps even stronger and more memorable bombastic she-beasts that have a certain score to settle against their detractors or society as a whole? Of course. However, the
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Laurie Metcalf to Play Annie Wilkes in Broadway Version of Stephen King’s Misery

When it was announced in March that Stephen King's classic horror novel Misery was getting the Broadway treatment, Elizabeth Marvel was intended to play the juicy role of number-one fan and number-one torturous motivator Annie Wilkes on stage. Due to House of Cards commitments, however, Marvel has left the project and Laurie Metcalf has joined it in her place.

Variety reports that Laurie Metcalf will play Annie Wilkes in the Misery Broadway play. Widely known for her stellar turn as Jackie Harris on Roseanne in addition to a plethora of other TV and film credits, Metcalf is perhaps best known to horror fans for her intense, unflinching portrayal as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2.

As Wilkes, Metcalf will inflict pain on author Paul Sheldon, played by Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. Metcalf is no stranger to the stage, having performed both off Broadway in Domesticated and on Broadway in The Other Place.
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Tonys: 40 Fun Facts and Shocking Stats About the Awards and Nominees

Tonys: 40 Fun Facts and Shocking Stats About the Awards and Nominees
Whether you're a hardcore Broadway buff or someone with only a passing interest in the Great White Way, here are 40 fun facts and shocking stats that will make watching Sunday night's Tony Awards extra fun and interesting. 1. This is the 37th consecutive year in which CBS is broadcasting the Tonys. 2. First-time Tonys hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming — who have both won Tonys, she for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999) and he for Cabaret (1998) — previously worked together on several other projects over the last 16 years: the 1999 TV movie Annie;

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InDepth InterView: Victor Garber Talks NY Pops Gala, Plus New The Flash Spin Off Series, Upcoming Films & More

Today we are talking to a remarkably accomplished triple-threat star of stage and screen who has appeared in countless memorable properties over the course of his forty-year career, the affable and recognizable Victor Garber. Discussing his participation in this year's annual NY Pops gala and his longstanding creative relationship with one of the honorees at the one night only event, acclaimed Broadway and Hollywood director Rob Marshall, Garber looks back at their collaborations over the years, including his work in the Disney TV presentation of Annie as well as much more. Additionally, Garber offers first news on his hotly anticipated new The Flash spin-off TV series and shares how the outspoken support for the hit series has yielded this new venture and what fans can expect from the new CW superhero spectacular. Plus, Garber also opens up about his many upcoming film roles, including Kill The Poet, Consumed, Selfless and more.
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Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming to Host 2015 Tony Awards, Plus the Complete List of Nominations!

Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming to Host 2015 Tony Awards, Plus the Complete List of Nominations!
This is sure to be one heck of a dynamic duo! Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming have been selected to host the 69th Annual Tony Awards on June 7. Live from Radio City Music Hall, the show will air on CBS. The recent Cabaret star and On the Twentieth Century actress have teamed up before, having worked together on Strange Magic, The Good Wife and Annie. Neither one is a stranger to the bright lights of Broadway. Chenoweth has taken home a Tony award for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and received a nod for her role as Glinda in Wicked (she held the original spot). Cumming won a Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award for his performance in Cabaret. He has also appeared in other shows,...
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