This Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘Grease: Live!’ Shows You Just How Intense It Was Backstage!

Grease: Live!

Whenever I see a show with complicated routines and crazy lighting–either on stage or on TV–my heart immediately goes out to the people in the booth, calling those cues and making sure they don’t mess anything up. So you can imagine how excited and nervous I was for the folks behind-the-scenes at Grease: Live! The show ended up being so much better than anyone could have guessed, and while that has a lot to do with the people acting and singing in front of the camera, it’s the talented individuals behind it who deserves heaps of praise. Associate Director Carrie Havel gave fans a look at what it was like calling those cues with a super cool video of some of the crew during “Grease Lightning”. Prepare to have your minds blown. More »

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Drake Pokes Fun Of ‘Hotline Bling’ In New Superbowl Commercial

Started from the bottom now we're making commercials...

The commercials might be the only reason why I care to watch the Super Bowl (sorry football fans). That and the halftime show. Well, this year, Drake did a SUPER silly commercial for T-Mobile, a sort of meta, behind-the-scenes thing, if you will. Basically a bunch of execs ask him to change the lyrics to “Hotline Bling,” to include, you know, all the phrases a normal cell phone commercial would include. Like, “…Just add ‘device eligible for upgrade after 24 months.’” Oh lawd.  Drake looks super cheesy rocking out to his own song in the video and wears a big shit eating grin. Probably because he made tonnnnnns of money making the commercial. What do you think? Is it funny or just terrible?  

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Elizabeth Banks Will Play Rita Repulsa In The Power Rangers Movie

Elizabeth Banks

Yeah girl! Hollywood Reporter just got word that the kickass Elizabeth Banks will be playing the classic Power Rangers villain, Rita Repulsa, in the upcoming movie based on the ’90s TV show. We all know Eliz has attitude. Her sass reigns supreme as the judge in Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games franchise, and as Lindsay in Wet Hot American Summer. So clearly this casting decision is aces. Dean Israelite of Project Almanac will be directing the film.

But who will play the four rangers? Actually, a bunch of newbs. The recognizable rangers are Becky G and Naomi Scott. More »

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Les News, 020216

Gilmore Girls
  • • Everything we know about the Gilmore Girls revival [PopSugar]
  • • Did you know coin tosses are an actual way to decide votes? [Buzzfeed]
  • • All of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s friends are pretty much the same [LaineyGossip]
  • • It’s a Ryan Reynolds world [Socialite Life]
  • Zayn Malik‘s new music all sounds the same [Idolator]
  • James Corden is hosting the Tony Awards [GossipCop]
  • • So, Cats is coming back to Broadway? [Towleroad]
  • • And hey! Steve Kazee won a Tony for his performance on Broadway [Oh La La]
  • • Is that Marco Rubio at a gay Miami foam party? [Queerty]
  • • Which of these shows would you like to see revived? [Ranker]
  • Bill Cosby is trying to get his sexual assault case tossed [Newser]
  • • I guess Amber Rose and Kanye West‘s wife are friends now? [Global Grind]
  • Gemma Arterton is 30, Zosia Mamet is 28, Brent Spiner is 67, Shakira is 39, Gerard Pique is 29, Ina Garten is 68, Jennifer Westfeldt is 45 and  Christie Brinkley is 62. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.

‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Coming And It’s Got More Backstory For All The Characters

'Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

I sincerely hope the person at Lego who came up with the idea of partnering with movies and TV shows has gotten the raise of a lifetime, because it’s one of the best things Lego has ever done. Especially with their Lego video games, particularly the Star Wars ones. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming for us all the enjoy on June 28, and to get us excited Lego has released a shot-by-shotish remake of the original Force Awakens teaser. I say shot-by-shotish, because obviously the Lego one involves more comedy. I particularly appreciated the Poe Dameron bit.  More »

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Kate Winslet Finally Admits Rose Could Have Saved Jack In ‘Titanic’

Nooooo, Jack!

Kate Winslet had finally admitted what we’ve all been thinking about for years: Jack could have fit on that huge piece of wood at the end of Titanic. The actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday to talk about touching Susan Sarandon’s chest, but Jimmy Kimmel made sure to take the opportunity to call her out about a scene. After he pointed out that she basically let Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character freeze to death in the water, Kate admitted, “I agree. I think he could have actually fit on that bit of door.” YES, THEY COULD HAVE! Does anyone else watch the Titanic, ignorantly thinking that someway, somehow the movie will end differently? And every time, we’re left sobbing our lives away thinking of different ways we could have saved Jack Dawson! Watch the video above — where Kate also speaks of the beautiful friendship she shares with Leo in real life. 

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Lady Gaga Set To Perform David Bowie Tribute At The Grammys

Lady Gaga will pay tribute to the late David Bowie, who died Jan. 10, at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. After the legendary singer died last month following his battle with cancer, speculation in the music industry immediately turned to how his songs and influence would be recognized at the awards show. “We had already booked Lady Gaga on this year’s show, but when David passed — almost in a single moment — we knew we had to change direction,” said executive producer Ken Ehrlich in a statement. More »

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Watch Some Behind The Scenes Magic From ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’

Eddie Redmayne

Hooray! J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter spinoff and first screenplay, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, has been in the works for the big screen in trilogy form. It stars the lovely Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander, a character that exists 70 years before Harry Potter. And while the films won’t be a prequel or a sequel to the famous franchise, Rowling states, ”the laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films.” I know you’re all excited and have been waiting for more details on this epicness. Well, a new featurette came out where Eddie and the rest of the cast and crew discuss the film.  More »

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Annie Leibovitz Photographs Some Of The Most Killer Ladies In Hollywood For Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Gawd I always love Annie Leibovitz‘s spreads in Vanity Fair. They’re just so iconic. And the way she fits so many people together in such a delicately orchestrated frame, where everyone looks their absolute best. That must be talent, right? For the new issue, she’s photographed some of the best actresses in Hollywood who have given spectacular performances this past year. There’s Golden Globe and SAG Award winning Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o looking particularly stripped down, and then this fabulous portrait of Jennifer Lawrence and Jane Fonda. Oh and don’t forget Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, and many more. The magazine lists how many films each of the ladies has done, which is truly impressive. And of course Annie found a way to take these megastars and make them look, well, human. More »

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Les News, 020116

  • • Drake comes for Meek Mill, Tory Lanez and Obama [Global Grind]
  • • Eminem went to see Hamilton and all is well [LaineyGossip]
  • • For all your Trader Joe’s fan [Buzzfeed]
  • • If you don’t want to watch The Boy, here’s the twist at the end [PopSugar]
  • Brad Pitt is gray now [Socialite Life]
  • Jordan Fisher was the best part of Grease: Live [Idolator]
  • Blac Chyna was arrested and charged with ecstasy possession [GossipCop]
  • Gus Kenworthy talks coming out [Towleroad]
  • Jean Paul Gaultier brings in the sailors [Oh La La]
  • • How would you deal with it? [Queerty]
  • • Do you tip all these people? [Ranker]
  • • There’s a new, mystery Taco Bell item [Newser]
  • Michael C. Hall is 45, Ronda Rousey is 29, Rachelle Lefevre is 37, Lauren Conrad is 30, Pauly Shore is 48, Lisa Marie Presley is 48, Terry Jones is 74, Patrick Wilson is 47 and Harry Styles is 22. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.