Jussie Smollett Wants “To Get Back To Work,” Vows To Continue Fight For Justice; Lawyer Doesn’t Rule Out Lawsuit

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Empire actor Jussie Smollett told reporters outside a Chicago courthouse that he “just wants to get back to work and move on with my life” and continue fighting for justice and equality, but his attorney gave a firm “next question” wh…

Broadway Box Office Climbs To $34M; Temptations Musical Hits $1.1M High Note

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Broadway’s Temptations jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud sang to the tune of $1 million-plus last week, joining the upper reaches of a generally on-key 35-show box office roster. In all, Broadway grossed $34,204,242, a 4% bump over the previo…

TBS & TNT Tap Former Facebook Watch Exec Kristina Edwards As VP Of Unscripted Series & Specials

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Kristina Edwards, former Facebook Watch and MTV executive, has been tapped by TBS and TNT for the role of vice president of unscripted series. She’ll be based in Los Angeles and report to Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted series …

Sutton Foster To Join Hugh Jackman in Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’

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Sutton Foster, star of TV’s Younger and a two-time Tony Award winner, will co-star with Hugh Jackman in next year’s Broadway revival of The Music Man, Jackman tweeted this morning.
Jackman tweeted a photo of himself (see it above) dancing with Foster with the simple message, “For our next dance…@sfosternyc is #Marian @MusicManBway.” Producer Scott Rudin confirmed the casting.
Foster will play Marian Paroo, or, as one of the show’s songs puts it, “Marian the Librarian.”…

‘Supernatural’ Fans And Industry Salute Its Record Run In Online Tributes

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Fans and Hollywood industryites took to the online world today to mourn the end of Supernatural, wrapping its run after its upcoming 15th season, which will consist of 20 episodes.
Stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announ…

Harvey Fierstein To Play Bella Abzug In World Premiere Off Broadway Play

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Torch Song playwright Harvey Fierstein’s new biographical play about New York’s legendary, hat-wearing “political firebrand” Bella Abzug will make its world premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club Off Broadway next October, with …

David Letterman Tells Ellen DeGeneres He Stayed Too Long At ‘Late Show’: “Nobody Had The Guts To Fire Me”

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As Jay Leno bemoans the politically one-sided meanness of today’s late-night comedy landscape – a stance all but impossible to take seriously after John Oliver’s brilliant debunking – his former rival for wee-hour dominance is h…

Seth Meyers, Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, John Oliver & Sarah Silverman Go Green With Anti-Trump Comedy Event

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Seth Meyers, Mike Birbiglia, Tiffany Haddish, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, John Oliver and Sarah Silverman will band together in New York City next month to save the Earth: Meyers will host the all-star “Night of Comedy” event to benefit a n…

Chicago’s Long-Running ‘#DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment’ Musical Comedy Makes Off Broadway Date

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EXCLUSIVE: Chicago’s long-running #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment is finally making a date with New York City: The offbeat blend of improv, scripted comedy and musical theater will begin performances at Off Broadway’s Westside Theatre this s…

Wendy Williams Discloses Residence In Sober House, Struggle With Addiction

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Talk show host Wendy Williams tearfully told her studio and TV audiences today that she currently is living in a sober house after seeking treatment for unspecified addiction issues. Her direct-to-camera address (watch it below) came just as a British …

Another ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Poster: Margot Robbie As Sharon Tate

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A day after the release of a Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt poster for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, another in what might be a series has hit social media: Margot Robbie in character as Sharon Tate.
Take a look at …

Broadway Box Office Warms To $33M; ‘Burn This’, ‘Hillary And Clinton’ Arrive

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Another slate of high-profile Broadway arrivals hit the street last week, with much anticipated productions like Burn This, Hillary and Clinton, What the Constitution Means to Me and Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus adding both money to the till and …