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The new Rocky Broadway opening has nothing to do with the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sylvester Stallone is producing a musical based on his classic film about the boxer. You read that right. Sylvester Stallone is taking the character he ...
The new Rocky Broadway opening has nothing to do with the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Sylvester Stallone is producing a musical based on his classic film about the boxer. You read that right. Sylvester Stallone is taking the character he made famous in the 1976 film and turning the story into a Broadway show starting next March. Now before we jump to conclusions and call it an instant failure, this wouldn’t be the first time Sylvester Stallone has done something really unusual that turned out to be a huge success. Is anybody thinking of The Expendables yet? Yes, Sylvester Stallone created a film that basically stuck a bunch of big Hollywood action stars together in a movie that seemed a lot like the kind of films we left behind in the 90s, and now it’s on its second sequel. In other words, we shouldn’t discount Rocky as a musical just yet, as “Sly” has surprised us before. In fact, the Rocky musical has already had a degree of success in Hamburg, Germany. The Rocky Broadway opening will feature big name Broadway performers such as Andy Karl in the title role. Andy Karl (Legally Blonde) comes straight off a choice role in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Newcomer Margo Seibert will play the role of the painfully shy Adrian, Rocky Balboa’s love interest. Veteran Alex Timbers (The Producers, Hairspray, and Here Lies Love) is directing this musical which takes place partially in a regulation boxing ring. We should just be grateful that Sylvester Stallone didn’t decide to reprise his role and try to sing. Even if he could pull it off, it would just look comical to see him doing it. The production cost of the Rocky musical is set to be $15 million, which is probably chump change for the Demolition Man star. The stateside Rocky Broadway opening is set to take place on March 13, 2014. ‘Rocky’ Broadway Opening: Sylvester Stallone To Produce is a post from: The Inquisitr News
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Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon stepped out with son Deacon, nearly 10, in Brentwood, Calif. on Sunday (September 29). After grabbing some smoothies at Juice Crafters, the mother-son duo were seen heading back to the car....
Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon stepped out with son Deacon, nearly 10, in Brentwood, Calif. on Sunday (September 29). After grabbing some smoothies at Juice Crafters, the mother-son duo were seen heading back to the car. The Legally Blonde star, 37, supported Jessica Alba‘s business, The Honest Company, on her tote bag while grabbing some beverages to go with her boy. Deacon is Reese’s son with her ex-husband, fellow actor Ryan Phillippe. The exes are also parents to 14-year-old daughter Ava. The actress and her new husband, Jim Toth, are parents to 1-year-old son Tennessee. View Slideshow »» View All Photos »»
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What, like it’s hard? Listen to "Perfect Day" as you scroll down. Via Youtube.com Studying is absolutely essential -- you shouldn't wait until the last minute! Via Tumbl...
What, like it’s hard? Listen to "Perfect Day" as you scroll down. Via Youtube.com Studying is absolutely essential -- you shouldn't wait until the last minute! Via Tumblr.com You'll find crazy fun and super supportive friends. Via Tumblr.com There are cool professors who encourage you to kick ass inside and outside the classroom. arussianjenny.tumblr.com View Entire List ›
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LOS ANGELES—Cyberbullying may be the new weapon of choice for teen harassment, but a stage musical rendition of the 1980s cult film Heathers shows just how little high school has changed.“Watching the show come together in ...
LOS ANGELES—Cyberbullying may be the new weapon of choice for teen harassment, but a stage musical rendition of the 1980s cult film Heathers shows just how little high school has changed.“Watching the show come together in 2013, it’s amazing how constant high school behaviour remains nearly 25 years later and how high school behaviour extends beyond one’s teens,” said J. Todd Harris, a producer of the musical of screenwriter Daniel Waters’ 1988 film.Although the dark, coming-of-age satire about teen suicide and high school life was a box office flop, it garnered critical acclaim while launching the careers of actors Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty. Waters won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best screenplay.The musical’s producers are hoping to tap into the avid Heathers audience of yesteryear and attract a new audience who will relate to the show about a clique of domineering high school girls all named Heather at a fictional Ohio high school.Heathers: The Musical, which premieres in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the small Hudson Backstage Theater, has sold out all of its planned performances through Oct. 6.“When Heathers came out, it was such an outrageous take on Hollywood’s typical approach to adolescence,” said Andy Fickman, the musical’s director.“It pushed way beyond anything at the time. It showed (kids saying) ‘let’s have a party and kill someone,’” Fickman added. “Heathers appealed to high school and college students back then and I believe it will have the same impact with audiences today.”The show and film follow the friendship between rebellious student Veronica Sawyer and Jason “J.D.” Dean, a sociopathic outsider, as they seek revenge on popular kids by killing them and making it appear as if the victims committed suicide.In the stage version, Veronica Sawyer will be played by Barrett Wilbert Weed, whose credits include Broadway’s musical comedy Lysistrata Jones and Dean will be portrayed by Ryan McCartan, who appears in Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie.The musical, which enlisted writer and lyricist Kevin Murphy and Legally Blonde composer Larry O’Keefe, has show tunes with quirky titles like “My Dead Gay Son” and “Our Love Is God,” inspired by the film’s more notable scenes and dialogue.The show’s creators hatched the idea for a musical back in 2007 and Fickman said the musical’s creative team aims for a Broadway run. “If this goes well, the next stop is to do a bigger production. Our eyes are on New York and other major cities,” Fickman said.
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EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development My Parents Are Too F**king Happy, a single-camera from feature writer Heather Hach (Freaky Friday, What To Expect When You’re Expecting) and Krysten Ritter’s Silent Machine Entertainment....
EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development My Parents Are Too F**king Happy, a single-camera from feature writer Heather Hach (Freaky Friday, What To Expect When You’re Expecting) and Krysten Ritter’s Silent Machine Entertainment. Written by Hach and produced by Universal TV, the project is an irreverent comedy about three romantically inept siblings who have been emotionally traumatized by their parents’ blissfully perfect marriage. This marks the second sale for Silent Machine in its first development cycle under the first-look deal the company inked with Uni TV in February, in conjunction of Ritter’s casting in the NBC/Uni TV comedy pilot Assistance, which remains in contention. Silent Machine, which Ritter runs with Lindsey Liberatore, also has an NBC bowling comedy with writer Liz Vassey and Kapital Entertainment. Hach, repped by WME, Anonymous Content and attorney Warren Dern, was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Olivier Award for writing Legally Blonde: The Musical. Ritter is repped by WME, Sanders Armstrong Caserta, TGE and attorney Dave Feldman.
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...from the chit-chatty and always reliable celebrity real estate mover and shaker Patty Propertyseller that semi-reclusive Twilight superstar Robert Pattinson has quietly but officially floated his pedigreed residence in Los Angeles's L...
...from the chit-chatty and always reliable celebrity real estate mover and shaker Patty Propertyseller that semi-reclusive Twilight superstar Robert Pattinson has quietly but officially floated his pedigreed residence in Los Angeles's Los Feliz area as an off-market listing with a $6,750,000 asking price.*The children will recall that Mister Pattinson, now four months or so past his painfully protracted and tabloid-documented break up with his fame-hating co-star Kristen Stewart, acquired the property just over two years ago, in late August 2011, for $6,275,000 according to property records.The Spanish Colonial-style house, all but hidden from the street behind high walls and dense foliage, has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, according to Patty Propertyseller, in just over 4,000 square feet. The 1.45 acre estate has a bifurcated flag stone motor court at the front and an extensive outdoor living space at the back that gives way to a steeply up-sloping and ludicrously high-maintenance terraced gardens at the back that include several shaded terraces, a tangle of winding stairways, a free-form swimming pool, and, for impromptu concerts (or whatever), an amphitheatre.The Stiles O. Clements-designed house** was built in the early 1920s for an insurance executive and has a long history of Hollywood-y owners. British actor Tim Curry bought the property in 1993 for $650,000, gave it a thorough fix-up and had it photographed for the November 1998 issue of Architectural Digest. Mister Curry, who told Los Angeles magazine in 2000 that the gardens required a full-time gardener plus a garden consultant on retainer, sold the house in July 2000 for exactly $3,000,000 to a non-celebrity who quickly flipped it at a significant loss for $2.6 million to actor Noah Wylie of E.R. fame and fortune. A few short years later Mister Wylie sold the house for $3.325 million to three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (Hugo, The Aviator, JFK) who flipped it less than two years later to a Australian-born movie director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law, 21) who held on to it until the fall of 2011 when he was sold to Mister Pattinson. Would any of the children like to take bets on whether the property will be acquired by yet another Tinseltown mover and shaker?Some of the other homes in the immediate vicinity are owned by Emmy-winning writer/producer Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange Is the New Black), sit-com star and outspoken Scientologist Kirstie Alley (Cheers, Fat Actress) and the rock star Flea, a.k.a. Michael Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.The children may recall that, according to numerous sources with whom Your Mama is acquired and who tend to know these sorts of things, Mister Pattinson decamped some time ago to much less sublime rented macmansion in a guard-gated and celebrity-friendly community off Mulholland Drive in the mountains between Beverly Hills and Studio City.Word to the wise: Any of you Twihards who think it might be cute to roll by Mister Pattinson's pad in your Hondas and Hyundais should know that even though object of your obsessive fascination moved out some time ago you can be assured the property remains secured by a Fort Knox-like security system and (probably) a team of vigilant armed guards who would rather remove your liver with their bare hands than allow you to stand in the street to gawk like dopes and scream like tween-aged Mimis.*This turn of celebrity real estate events didn't come as much of a surprise to this particular property gossip who heard word last week from another informant that one of L.A.'s' most prolific and successful property stagers was brought in to gussy the place up.**Stiles O. Clements designed both the Mayan and El Capitan theaters in Los Angeles as well as the swim-gym at Beverly Hills High School and, coincidentally, a 1915 English Tudor mansion on 2.5 acres in Pasadena (CA) that was used as the location for a prom in the first Twilight movie and traded hands l
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Ah cornstarch, the Clark Kent of thickening agents. In the box, it’s quiet and unprepossessing. But sneak it into some mascara or nail polish (or a phone booth), and like THAT it starts exhibiting superpowers and wearing Speedos. Now, fr...
Ah cornstarch, the Clark Kent of thickening agents. In the box, it’s quiet and unprepossessing. But sneak it into some mascara or nail polish (or a phone booth), and like THAT it starts exhibiting superpowers and wearing Speedos. Now, from a distance it may seem silly to voluntarily mix any kind of "starch" with beauty products you actually like/want to use. But hear us out. To begin with, have you ever read the ingredient list on a tube of lipstick? Long story short, you're eating all kinds of carnauba wax. And 2) Cornstarch is a food-grade additive. Which means that unless you have a maize allergy—in which case you have our sympathies, because we live in a corn-filled world—this should actually make the products you're using marginally better for you. Kinda. Anyway, cornstarch is especially handy in these matte-obsessed times, since dumping it onto nail polish, lipstick, mascara, your head, etc. tamps down on any shine. And did we mention that it's cheap? Like, insanely cheap? Well, it is. So pop over to the market, grab a box, and let's start improving our collective lives with the bulking power of cereal crops. Here's how: In your mascara: Mascara formulations vary primarily in terms of viscosity. The Penelope-Cruz-in-Broken-Embraces, Sophia-Loren-crying-in-the-rain look comes from thick, intentionally cake-y textures. Anything people describe as "subtle," on the other hand, is probably a thinner composition. Cornstarch is a natural thickener, so it lets you build up to any kind of mascara you want—bespoke lashes, if you will. Add a tiny bit for New Wave ingenue oomph, or throw in an entire pinch and make scenery-chewing monster mascara that would do a Kardashian proud. The possibilities are only limited by your hand-eye coordination. Just use a toothpick (or something similar) to scrape a glob of mascara out onto a plate, add a dot of cornstarch, blend using the toothpick, then twirl your mascara brush in it to apply. Keep in mind that the optimal ratio is lots of mascara to barely any cornstarch. In your nail polishes and lip colors: Too lazy to buy matte versions of nail polish and lip color? You are in luck: an austere sprinkling—about one eighth of a teaspoon—blended into polish cuts shine completely. It also gives glitter lacquer a dirty, cloudy look ideal for taking glitzy manicures out of Legally Blonde territory and more into the realm of The Craft. With lip color and cornstarch, gloss becomes a hard-edged, buildable pigment paste and lipstick goes retro-matte (á la Riri Woo). Add even more cornstarch to soften pigmentation in a shade that's overly bright—this trick works for too-intense blush, eye shadow, and bronzer, as well. In your hair: Dry shampoo will make your life better (just ask Arizona Muse). This is an unequivocal fact, like pop groups producing just one bonafide star. All out of dry shampoo, though? That is A-ok, because you just bought a whole box of cornstarch! You're just going to want to put some on your head, the same way you would with a normal hair-refreshing powder. Seriously. Do it. It'll soak up all the sebum, and then you can brush it out. Will your hair smell like polenta? That's a risk you're gonna have to take (actually, the answer is no, it will not). Photographed by Mathea Millman.
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It doesn’t get any more glitzy or glam than the top earning actresses in Tinseltown. From horrors to rom-coms, dramas to adventures, these divas are household names throughout the globe. With making the highest paid actresses list comes ...
It doesn’t get any more glitzy or glam than the top earning actresses in Tinseltown. From horrors to rom-coms, dramas to adventures, these divas are household names throughout the globe. With making the highest paid actresses list comes some serious status to uphold, and with the media’s eye watching their every move, just what would a Hollywood diva drive to rehearsals? Angelina Jolie $30M Tomb Raider star, child-adopter and Brad Pitt’s missus, Jolie is the only woman making an impression in the action hero genre these days. The movie Salt was originally written for Tom Cruise, although Jolie ended up with both the part and also helping the movie haul in a cool $300M. You’d be right in thinking big when it comes to the Pitt household’s garage. With all those kids running around they require a Range Rover, a Ford Explorer and an eco BMW Hydrogen 7. The BMW is the globe’s first production hydrogen vehicle and Jolie bought it as she truly supports energy efficient cars – Range Rover, Ford Explorer? Sarah Jessica Parker $30M Mainly known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw from the hit TV show Sex and the City, Parker also raked in the cash with the follow-up movies. Like Carrie, she’s into fashion and is designing clothes with Halston. Like many other stars, she also has a line of fragrances. Apart from a boring Prius and Audi A3, Parker drives a Lexus RX 400h and a Mercedes E-Class. Jennifer Aniston $28M Known for changing a billion girls’ hairstyles with the “Rachel Look” whilst acting on the TV monster Friends, Aniston has been in and out of the tabloids because of her love life (or lack of). Despite this, she has made a career for herself fin the movies, usually playing roles in rom-coms. Apart from a rather ironic Prius, Jennifer owns a Range Rover, the fuel guzzling 5.0-L V8 model boasting 510-bhp and 461 ft.lbs of torque. Reece Witherspoon $28M Like Aniston, Legally Blonde Witherspoon is happiest in the rom-coms with movies like This Means War and Sweet Home Alabama. Witherspoon obviously likes her cars as she has a fleet, including a Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, a Mercedes E-Class, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Porsche Panamera, a Land Rover LR4, and a Hybrid GMC Yukon. However, this Oscar winner’s favourite ride is a Mercedes GL350. This turbocharged 3.0-L V6 diesel model has 210-bhp and 400 ft.lbs of torque. Julia Roberts $20M The world’s most famous fictional prostitute, Robert’s career has taken a dive since her Notting Hill era. Despite this she’s still a box office draw, and Eat Pray Love earned an impressive $205M. This Pretty Woman also makes money from her work as one of the faces of Lancôme. Another star with bad car taste, Roberts owns a Toyota Prius. In fact, this gas-electric hybrid is the third bestselling car in the United States. Kristen Stewart $20M Somehow, this girl has made a career as an actress by never expressing emotion. Primarily known as the miserable vampire lover in the Twilight series, her 2010 film The Runaways grossed only $4.6M. Maybe her role in the upcoming sinister Snow White will suit that sullen and sultry demeanour? I do, however respect her garage. Aside from a massive Toyota Tacoma and Dodge Magnum, Miss Stewart has been seen mainly in this effortlessly cool Mini Cooper. Katherine Heigl $19M Heigl is one of the few females in Hollywood who can still demand $12M per movie. Heigl is now the new queen of the rom-coms, although her latest, Killers and Life as We Know It, were considered flops. Aside form the usual Range Rover, Katherine has been frequently seen in her white Audi Q5. With its 3.2-L V6 and 270-bhp, it offers reasonable speed along with its spacious and luxurious ride. Cameron Diaz $18M It’s almost hard to believe it was over seventeen years ago Diaz appeared alongside Jim Carrey in The Mask; however, she is still very much one of the leading actresses in Hollywood. Her more recent roles include starring opposite Tom Cruise in Knight & Day. The pair featured on UK’s Topg
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Even though some of us are way, way beyond our college years, we still get a bit nostalgic when September rolls around and classes start up. Back-to-school shopping, taking the secret shortcut through campus, and three-day weekends becau...
Even though some of us are way, way beyond our college years, we still get a bit nostalgic when September rolls around and classes start up. Back-to-school shopping, taking the secret shortcut through campus, and three-day weekends because there aren't any Friday lectures — yep, those were the days...But, at least we can get our faux university fix from college-themed movies. We've rounded up five films that created fake but stereotypical colleges with improbable outcomes that wouldn't really fly IRL. From Dean Wormer's scheme to kick out Delta Tau Chi in Animal House to Elle Woods cracking the case in Legally Blonde, here are five totally ridiculous and fake things movies have taught us about college. View the slideshow
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The actresses are boarding Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as production gets under way. Megan Mullally and Jennifer Coolidge join Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, who play the parents of 11-ye...
The actresses are boarding Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as production gets under way. Megan Mullally and Jennifer Coolidge join Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, who play the parents of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould). The pic follows the boy through such a lousy day that he thinks bad things happen only to him. But it turns out his whole family is suffering through the same type of day. Miguel Arteta is directing the first live-action feature adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 children’s book from a script by Rob Lieber. Shawn Levy, Lisa Henson and Dan Levine are producing. Mullally is best known for her Emmy-winning turn on Will & Grace; Coolidge’s credits include 2 Broke Girls and Legally Blonde.
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