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FOX’s ‘Grease: Live’ Was Surprisingly Great, Don’t You Think?

Last night at 7 PM (PST) I was sitting in front of my TV, all ready to snark-watch FOX’s Grease: Live. I’m a huge fan of the original movie, and while I was never in a production of Grease, I know both the movie and the stage version really well. But I’ve got to admit, within 10 minutes of watching last night’s production, I had a hard time being snarky about anything. FOX wasn’t kidding when they said they wanted to raise the bar on the NBC live musicals, and directors Thomas Kail (of Hamilton fame) and Alex Rudzinski helped do just that. More »

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The Diversity Of The SAG Awards Showed Us What The Oscars Could Be

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With all of the #OscarsSoWhite drama circulating over the past month, it was refreshing to see the diversity amongst last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) winners. Uzo Aduba won Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series for Orange Is The New Black, Viola Davis won for her dramatic role in How To Get Away With Murder, and Idris Elba won not one, but two awards! One  for his supporting role in Beasts Of No Nation, and one for Luther. Queen Latifah won for her role in Bessie as well. There’s no reason why amazing performances like those shouldn’t be acknowledged, so I think everyone’s happy that SAG wasn’t only representing white actors. I mean, they showed us how a 2016 awards show should play out, although that’s not to say that there couldn’t be improvements. More »

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Gina Rodriguez Gave Her Golden Globes Dress To A Fan To Wear To Prom Like A Hero

Gina Rodriguez

So this gal from Buffalo, NY, Jessica Casanova, was probably sitting at home on day, dreaming of her ideal prom dress, looking through photos of her favorite red carpet outfits. It was a long shot, but she decided to tweet Gina Rodriguez of Jane The Virgin, mentioning she would love to wear the dress she wore to this year’s Golden Globes. What happened? Gina responded. “Where do you live? I only own my first Globes dress the one from last year…maybe we can make this happen,” she tweeted. UMMMM…WHAT? A. This never happens. B. Gina Rodriguez is the coolest. She could easily have not gone through the trouble, as I’m sure people tweet stuff at her all the time. But she did. More »

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A 17-Year-Old Made His Own BB-8 And Our Minds Are Blown

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Um, so this kid was like, screw the toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I’m going to make my own freakin’ BB-8. And, despite the fact that Sphero already has a model, that is what he did. Entertainment Weekly reports that Angelo Casimiro, 17, built his own fully functioning BB-8. The thing has a moving head, too, and he can control it with his phone. Kids these days, making the rest of us feel completely incompetent. Angelo used an inflatable beach ball for the body, and other household items for the rest of the features, including roll-on deodorant, newspaper, and magnets and chips to control it. It looks absolutely amazing too, and based on the video it works really well. Despite taking eons to make, Angelo says the cost of his version is $120, as opposed to $150 for the Sphero version.  More »

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Watch Kaley Cuoco Go Full On Britney Spears For Lip Sync Battle

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco had a tough act to follow on last night’s episode of Lip Sync Battle. She had to follow Josh Gad‘s “I Touch Myself,” where he was donning a Donald Trump costume and boxers made of money. He even swung on a giant toupee wearing wrecking ball, straight up Miley Cyrus style. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing, and I wouldn’t expect Josh to pull something that is anything less than ridiculous.  I won’t spoil the end of that segment for you because it was just the icing on the cake. Then came Kaley. The Big Bang Theory star dropped down on stage on a vine, clad in Britney Spears‘ green butterfly top, grooving to “I’m A Slave 4 U.” More »

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Kim Basinger To Play Christian Grey’s Former Lover In ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Watch out Anastasia Steele! Kim Basinger landed a role in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker! That’s right, the Oscar winner is set to play Mrs. Robinson a.k.a Elena Lincoln, a business partner and former lover of Christian Grey. In case you didn’t know, in the first movie, Christian admits he lost his virginity to Elena when she seduced him back in the day. She’s also the first person who introduced him into the world of S&M! More »

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Remember Those Troll Dolls You Played With As A Kid? There’s Now A Movie About Them

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Why?

I feel like I need to preface this post with an apology to not only you, but also your childhood: I am sorry. But if I suffered through this trailer, then the rest of you can suffer through it with me! Someone over at DreamWorks thought it would be fun to make a full-length movie about Trolls, the cute dolls with crazy hair that haven’t been that popular since the mid-90s, and somehow, it got made. Trolls will be hitting the big screen in November of this year. It’s got plenty of great talent behind the scenes, like the writers of Kung Fu Panda, and the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin TimberlakeGwen Stefani and Russell Brand, but even with all of that, it’s still making me cringe. It does, however, also make me want to go search my house for any Troll dolls I might still have. For the sake of the world, I’m hoping that this turns out to be good, and not just another thing they’re hoping kids will cling to. Kids deserve more than bad movies. Don’t you think? 

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Ellen Page Opens Up About Coming Out And Playing Straight Roles

Ellen Page

Ellen Page was recently interviewed for the March issue of Elle UK, where she spoke about coming out as a gay actress, which happened to coincide with the current movie she stars in called Freeheld. In the movie, Ellen plays the girlfriend of Julianne Moore‘s character, a dying detective who is trying to pass off her pension rights to her partner. Ellen admits that the film, which took a whopping six years to make, was part of the reason why she decided to come out. “What blows my mind is how my own personal journey paralleled the development of that movie. It felt wildly inappropriate to be playing this character as a closeted person. Coming out was a long process, though.” More »

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Controversial Film ‘Don’s Plum’ Was Leaked Online

Don’s Plum, the movie that Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t want you to see, has been leaked online! The low-budget 90′s flick which starred the actor and his “P–sy Posse” friends Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connolly has been released online for free by its producer Dale Wheatley. That’s right, the film that has been kept hidden from the public (so much so that both Leo Toby took legal action) is available for us to see! We will finally get to see what all the fuss was about!

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Joseph Fiennes To Play Michael Jackson In TV Drama And The Internet Is Not Happy

British actor Joseph Fiennes is set to play Michael Jackson in a celebrity road trip movie about the King of Pop trying to escape New York City with friends Elizabeth Taylor (played by Grease‘s Stockard Channing) and Marlon Brando (played by Scottish actor Brian Cox) after the tragic events 9/11. Regardless of how weird the plot of the untitled TV drama is (since it’s probably fictitious), it’s the casting of MJ that’s got people talking. As the #OscarsSoWhite controversy rages on, this new casting news is a little touchy. Why? Well, because they cast a white actor to play Michael Jackson.

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