Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11pm (Broadway Time)
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THEATER: Your brother. Remember? by Aaron Riccio

Photo/Nancy Geeroms"Manipulation is acting in a nutshell," says Zachary Oberzan, speaking as John Claude van Damme, reciting the words of his brother Gator Oberzan, but Your brother. Remem…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10pm (Broadway Time)
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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/8/2011

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 182011.

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Review: Connect Five

This evening of one-act plays about people struggling to connect would benefit from stronger acting.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 9pm (Broadway Time)
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In The Heights . . . Our Home on Broadway by Usnavi

In The Heights . . . Our Home on Broadway The great Paul Bozymowski, the director of our Heights documentary, kindly cut together this goodbye video on the occasion of our closing night. T…

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Kristin Chenoweth, Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow Set for 2011 Episodes of FOX's Glee

Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow will reprise her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on FOX's Glee, according to EW.com. The actress, who first appeared on the show on the Nov…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8pm (Broadway Time)
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Jesse Eisenberg, Geoffrey Rush, Aaron Sorkin, et al. Win National Society of Film Critics Awards

The National Society of Film Crtics have announced their awards. The Social Network garnered four awards, including Best Film, with prizes also being given to Jesse Eisenberg as Best Actor,…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7pm (Broadway Time)
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The Liverpool gang that empowered Peter Postlethwaite by Vanessa Thorpe

Obituaries of the character actor Peter Postlethwaite reveal the role played by the Everyman Theatre in his successTalent can look like a fluke. An actor with eyes that draw you in, a voice …

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Cirque du Soleil: Totem – review by Kate Kellaway

Royal Albert Hall, LondonIn the beginning was the Big Top – alias the Royal Albert Hall. And in Totem, Cirque du Soleil's new production, Robert Lepage, the renowned Canadian theatre direc…

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Romeo and Juliet – review by Luke Jennings

Coliseum, LondonIn Rudolf Nureyev's copy of Romeo and Juliet, the following quotation from Act 1 was underlined: "Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars,/ Shall bitterly begin his fearf…

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The Homecoming – Philip French's classic DVD by Philip French

Peter Hall, 1973, 12, FremantleA combination of the original 1965 RSC casts at the Aldwych and on Broadway (Paul Rogers, Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Vivien Merchant, Michael Jayston, Terence Rig…

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Rival plays on climate change go head to head on London stage by Robin McKie

Leading theatres to show contrasting views of global warming in major new productionsTwo leading London theatres tackle the controversial subject of climate change in plays opening next mont…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 5pm (Broadway Time)
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Hot ticket at the firehouse by Wendy Killeen

The brick building on the Newburyport waterfront that houses the Firehouse Center for the Arts was built in 1823 as a market and lyceum. It served as the city’s central fire station fr…

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A Lot of Jazz. Many More People. by Ben Ratliff

Friday night proved that a lot of people are curious about New York Winter Jazzfest. More than were planned for.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 4pm (Broadway Time)
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TWITTER WATCH: Constantine Maroulis 'At the ER not feelin so hot'

BroadwayWorld.com presents Twitter Watch, which brings you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking …

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3pm (Broadway Time)
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Support The Online Musical! by The Online Musical

Support The Online Musical! Hi friends, fans and newcomers! We at The Online Musical need your help!! As poor college students, we were fortunate to have received arts grants to fund M:TO…

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CHART TOPPERS: Best-Selling Theatre Recordings by Thomas Peter

Here are the best-selling theatre CDS, as reported by billboard.biz, issue date Jan. 8. Jersey Boys, Original Broadway Cast Recording Wicked, Original Broadway Cast Recording American Idiot,…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2pm (Broadway Time)
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THE FALL OF HEAVEN • The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis by Andrea

This is the first play by best-selling novelist Walter Mosley, best known for his mystery novels, including "Devil in a Blue Dress", "Six Easy Pieces" and "Fortunate Son", among many others.…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1pm (Broadway Time)
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A club kid at heart by Valerie Gladstone, Globe Correspondent

NEW YORK — Two couples slithered onto the stage, hardly visible in the darkness at the premiere of Nicholas Leichter’s “Killa’’ at New York’s Joyce Theate…

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A fresh look at a masterpiece by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

When Isabella Stewart Gardner bought a large portrait of Spain’s King Philip IV in 1896, she believed it was by the hand of Diego Velázquez, a painter now regarded as one of the t…

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Taking measure of a man by Laura Collins-Hughes, Globe Staff

CAMBRIDGE — High on a hillside, amid the neogothic splendor of Mount Auburn Cemetery, sits a jaunty little block of granite, a headstone friendlier and more inviting than the rest. …

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MIT's Sloan building appealing, not audacious by Robert Campbell, Globe Correspondent

Why would an institution create radically different kinds of architecture just a few years apart?

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Critic's picks by Sebastian Smee, Globe Staff

FRANK STELLA: IRREGULAR POLYGONS, 1965-1966 Asymmetrical shaped canvases in vivid colors by the most celebrated abstract artist alive. Through March 13. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College…

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Critic's picks by Don Aucoin, Globe Staff

Opening NEIGHBORS

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at noon (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV Farewell Flashback: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC x2

The first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn and starring Tony, Grammy amp…

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John Lithgow Tells Stories By Heart at the Taper Forum (Video) by Thomas Peter

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner John Lithgow is performing his acclaimed one-man show Stories By Heart at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles through Feb. 13. In this commercial fo…

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Last Chance to See La Bete

David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley star in the revival of this Moliere-inspired comedy (in verse!) about the battle that ensues when a princess insists upon allowing a low-bro…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 11am (Broadway Time)
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Camille A. Brown, Rodney Hill to Hartford for Dance Event

African-American dance geared for high school students will be celebrated monday, Jan. 17 from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at a day-long event presented by the Connecticut Dance Alliance in honor of…

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Red Bastard is coming to town, and he’s no Santa Claus by Tim Treanor

Who is this man, this beast, this Red Bastard? He is not – to reassure readers of a certain age – Joe Stalin, back from the dead. Nor is he Christopher Hitchens, who some consider a well…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10am (Broadway Time)
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BWW TV Exclusive: Gabriel Byrne Talks Irish Arts in America

eople in more than 40 states across the US will experience world-class arts from Ireland this year as part of Imagine Ireland, a year-long season of Irish arts in America, details of which w…

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THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: A Swing Around the Oz Rehearsal Room

We head back to the Wizard of Oz rehearsal rooms to catch up with some of the company's swings - Olly, Becky, Ceili and Anna - who take some time out to explain to us exactly what being a sw…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 9am (Broadway Time)
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Ultimate Drag Off to Begin January 15 at Comix

Michael Musto will co-host the January 15 edition of The Ultimate Drag Off, which will play Saturday nights at 10:30pm at Comix. Described as an 'interactive musical game show comedy,&…

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STAGE TUBE: Janet Decal on WONDERLAND

Janet Decal, who stars as Alice in WONDERLAND- A New Alice. A New Musical, recently sat down to talk about the show, now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Jud…

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Ritchie Talks WONDERLAND

Darren Ritchie, who plays Jack and the White Knight in WONDERLAND- A New Alice. A New Musical, recently sat down to talk about the show, now playing at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the…

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STAGE TUBE: Christopher Tierney Returns to SPIDER-MAN

Last Night, Christopher Tierney, the actor badly injured during the 65 million Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, returned to the theater for the first time since his accident to…

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Youtube Weekend Fave: Happy 100th Birthday Gypsy!

Every weekend I'm going to post some of the youtube clips that I come across that I especially love -- those that give me goosebumps, touch my heart or make me laugh.Today would have been Gy…

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STAGE TUBE: Billie Joe Armstrong Talks AMERICAN IDIOT

In a new ad for AMERICAN IDIOT, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong discusses the Broadway musical based on Green Day's rock opera album. The ad also features clips from the show.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8am (Broadway Time)
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David Tennant and Catherine Tate to Star in West End Much Ado About Nothing

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will co-star in anew production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, to begin performances at Wyndham's Theater on May 16. The producti…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7am (Broadway Time)
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Turning on the Ghost Light by Jan@broadwayandme

No post today because all attention in our household is being paid to the anniversary that my husband K and I are celebrating this weekend. So, just as theaters do when they're temporarily v…

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HBO's Game of Thrones to Bow on April 17

The HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones will bow on April 17, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is based on George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy n…

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Billie Joe Armstrong Talks American Idiot (Video) by Thomas Peter

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong discusses American Idiot, the Broadway musical based on Green Day’s rock opera album, in this newly released ad that also features clips from the…

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Angels in America, Part Two by Jill Dolan

The second half of the Angels revival at the Signature Theatre at proved as satisfying as the first, if not more so, since the story deepens and expands as the play breathes into its ideas a…

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Youtube Weekend Fave: "In the Heights" Final Performances

Every weekend I'm going to post some of the youtube clips that I come across that I especially love -- those that give me goosebumps, touch my heart or make me laugh. "In the Heights," the T…

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BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2011

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 5am (Broadway Time)
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Rodgers on the rocks

Legit News: Brooklyn band takes liberties with 'Sound of Music' -- When Julie Andrews sang about "The Sound of Music," she probably wasn't thinking about Aerosmith. But licks from those rock…

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Broadway's hits add up to billion-dollar year

Legit News: Well-established names dominate year's Top 10 -- While one look at the Broadway B.O. for the 2010 calendar year proves that, typically, shows either got it, or they don't, it als…

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Broadway's hits add up to billion-dollar year

Legit News: Well-established names dominate year's Top 10 -- While one look at the Broadway B.O. for the 2010 calendar year proves that, typically, shows either got it, or they don't, it als…

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Rodgers on the rocks

Legit News: Brooklyn band takes liberties with 'Sound of Music' -- When Julie Andrews sang about "The Sound of Music," she probably wasn't thinking about Aerosmith. But licks from those rock…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 4am (Broadway Time)
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NYPL Celebrates Gyspy Rose Lee's Birthday, 1/8

On January 8, 2011, the world's most famous burlesque performer turns 100 years old. Join LIVE from the NYPL for a centennial celebration of the birth of Gypsy Rose Lee novelist, playwright,…

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Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Share a Warm Daisy Reunion with James Earl Jones by Broadway.com Staff

In the spring on 1987, James Earl Jones and Courtney B. Vance teamed up as father and son in the unforgettable Broadway premiere of August Wilson’s Fences. (Jones won the Best Actor To…

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Whatever, Heaven Allows (WHA?!)

Radiohole's spoof of Douglas Sirk's film "All That Heaven Allows" plays like a bunch of kids putting on a show in their backyard and feels just a bit redundant.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 3am (Broadway Time)
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Neil Patrick Harris Sees What Broadway's Buzzing About at Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark by Broadway.com Staff

Sure, he's a new daddy ever since he and partner David Burtka welcomed twins into their Hollywood home, but that's not going to keep Broadway fan and self-professed geek Neil Patrick…

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2am (Broadway Time)
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Nearly Lear

Susanna Hamnett bravely introduces Shakespeare's "King Lear" to younger audiences, but the results are mixed.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1am (Broadway Time)
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Review: Billy Elliot by Adaumbelle

If you have not seen the “Billy Elliot,” winner of 10 Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” I’m not sure what you are waiting for! Based on the international sm…

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Black Swan star Mila Kunis: I was blind in one eye

For years, the actress, 27, struggled with chronic iritis, an inflammation of the iris which caused blurred vision. "I was blind in one eye for many years, and nobody knew. I was blind. I'm …

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Off Broadway producers of Dracula stiff design team

Willa Kim (costumes), Dana Kenn (sets) and Rick Sordelet (fights) claim they're owed $100,000 in fees and expenses for their work on the off-Broadway show Dracula which was impaled by the cr…

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Michelle Williams: sometimes I have nightmares

The Golden Globe nominated star of Blue Valentine talks about her NC-17 sex scene, playing Marilyn Monroe, and how Nightline distorted her comments on Heath Ledger.

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Idiotic tv becomes addictive

Andrea Peyser: "Becoming a pathetic loser has transformed into a label to which we all aspire. The ringmaster for today's multibillion dollar addiction industry, a guy who's done more to gla…

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Bootylicious Nicki Minaj celebrates platinum album sales with sexy photo shoot

Upon hearing the news that her debut album has gone platinum, what better way fro Nicki Minaj to celebrate than with a sexy photo shoot that showed off her famous bottom perfectly.

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Sarah Palin's Alaska: no second season

It’s easily one of the most buzzed about (or should we say slammed?) shows in the history of TLC which averaged 3.2 million viewers. This Sunday’s two hour finale of Sarah Palin’s Alas…

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Kate Winslet: Film, shmilm - I’m telling you television is so much harder

Kate Winslet, star of HBO's upcoming mini series Mildred Pierce and James Gandolfini, co-star of the the network's upcoming film Cinema Verite, were on hand for their projects' panels at TCA.

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Jamie Foxx rants against racist L.A. police

The African American Oscar winner says he's regularly pulled over by L.A. cops while driving through the city. He is convinced he was a victim of racial profiling because of the colour of hi…

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Who wrote the secret Obama novel?

The race is on to figure out the author of a new novel about the Obama administration and no one has even read the book yet. Simon & Schuster is publishing its much buzzed about January 25 r…

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Court ruling opens door to more nudity on tv

The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that $1.2 million indecency fine the FCC issued NYPD Blue for daring to show Charlotte Ross' naked ass durng a 2003 episode is unconstitutional.

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Michael Moore: Juan Williams is right

In an open letter to the ex-NPR commentator, Michael Moore argues that Juan Williams may have spoken clumsily, but one aspect of his message was spot on: Political correctness about terroris…

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Melissa Rivers on Joan Rivers plastic surgery: stop it

Joan Rivers said she’s had more than a dozen cosmetic surgeries. Her daughter Melissa said: “In my opinion, it’s like enough. Stop it. It is a source of conflict, it really is. It both…

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Oregon students asked to take off sombreros for BCS themed Ellen DeGeneres taping

University of Oregon students in fiesta themed costumes were asked to remove sombreros by Ellen DeGeneres Show staffers during a taping of the show. During the segment, Oregon students comp…

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Ted Williams: the crook behind the golden voiced homeless man

Ted Williams has a rap sheet stretching back to 1991. He is a convicted felon with a list of busts for theft to robbery to forgery to drug possession. Everyone wants to give him a job includ…

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Injured Spider Man returns to B'way to see show

Christopher Tierney was badly hurt when he tumbled from the stage at the B'way musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark but returned to the theater for the first time since his accident 18 days…

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Camille Grammers nude pictures being circulated by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are shopping around softporn pictures of Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille that they discovered on line and sent the links to everybody they …

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Short-a-Day: Jim Shepard's "Courtesy for Beginners" by Aaron Riccio

Originally published in A Public Space, No. 4, 2007. Personal enjoyment rating (out of 100): 80.Even though his story's set toward the start of the Vietnam War, Shepard so accurately describ…

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Jane Krakowski is pregnant

A rep for the actress confirms that the 42-year-old Tony winner, who announced her engagement to British-born clothing designer Robert Godley last January, is expecting her first child.

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Natalie Portman on future career plans: I am cooking a child

The actress clears schedule as she prepares for motherhood and discusses awards season hoopla.

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Jersey Shore premiere is MTV’s highest rated series telecast ever

The third season premiere of Jersey Shore on Thursday night delivered MTV’s highest rated series telecast ever notching 8.4 million viewers.

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History Channel cancels the Kennedys before it airs

In a surprise move, A&E Television Networks has canceled plans to broadcast The Kennedys, starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, the ambitious and much-anticipated miniseries was set to air…

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Kardashians sued for $75 million over debit card debacle

The Kardashian women: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kris are accused of causing more than $75 million in debit card damage without pulling a single card out of their wallets.

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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom welcome son

Orlando Bloom's model wife Miranda Kerr gave birth to the couple's first child, a a baby boy, in Los Angeles.

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Rep: John Edwards and Rielle Hunter are not engaged

Despite a report in the National Enquirer, "John Edwards says the reports are false and he is not engaged," a family spokesperson reports.

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Lindsay Lohan's post rehab gift: a $25,000 necklace

Looking happy and healthy, the recently rehabbed starlet, showed off some heart-shaped bling around her neck. A jeweler friend gives her a 10-carat diamond necklace because she’s "dear to …

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Christopher Plummer: Bringing Barrymore back to life

Star, writer and director all agree on the importance of the original producer Garth Drabinsky to its success.

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