Tony nominations are just around the corner, and one of the titles you can bet will yield a fair amount of ‘em is After Midnight, the marvelously assembled one-act jazz revue now playing on Broadway. Since opening last fall, the musical has remained one of the most acclaimed shows of the season, and remained quite relevant due to a bright cast of rotating guest performers (recent months have seen k.d. lang, Toni Braxton, Babyface, and Vanessa Williams, the latter currently playing through May 11). READ FULL STORY
Screen Junkies, what tricksters! The YouTube channel put out a video Tuesday touting it was a supercut of just the “F” words in The Wolf of Wall Street. And by “F” words, they meant literally all the words that begin with “F” said in the film — save the actual F-word.
The video’s premise is a play on the number of times “f—” is uttered in the film, an unclear number that is somewhere in the 500s.
Avengers Assemble! While filming for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron has been in progress since early April, today marks the first official day that all six Avengers — Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner – were reunited on the set, according to a tweet from Ruffalo.
Though that alone would have been enough to excite fans, the actor — seemingly well aware of what the public really wants — took things one step further by tweeting out a few photos of the cast posted on his Instagram and Tumblr. One photo shows the elusive Black Widow herself, a.k.a. Johansson, in a character-branded track jacket. (And it looks like the short red curls are back to stay!) The other? A reunion photo with Ruffalo’s fellow science bro Downey, Jr., of course.
The ladies of Litchfield are back — and they’re ready for you to binge! After the first season of Netflix’s prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black premiered last July and became the network’s most-viewed original series debut, audiences clamored for more from the fascinating women of different shapes, sizes, races, socioeconomic classes, and sexualities who shared just one thing: They’re all behind bars.
In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Jessica Shaw goes deep into the trenches on the show’s Queens, New York, set to get the lowdown from the inmates themselves. Series creator Jenji Kohan promises there are plenty of juicy stories to come in the second season, which picks up a few weeks after the bloody beatdown that lands Piper (Taylor Schilling) in solitary. “We had a theme for season 2. A little darker, a little more fractured. We wanted to explore the groups one at a time,” says Kohan. “It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison.” READ FULL STORY
I hope you have your pitch pipes ready, because things are about to get aca-mazing.
Rebel Wilson tweeted out the first photo from the set of Pitch Perfect 2, and even though it doesn’t feature Anna Kendrick or any of those Barden Bellas uniforms, it’s full of familiar faces. Specifically, Wilson is joined by Ester Dean, Brittany Snow, Kelley Jakle, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, and the film’s director, Elizabeth Banks.
Soon, The Book of Mormon won’t be the only show to rattle the religious on Broadway.
Former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s new comedy An Act of God has announced its plans to appear to the Broadway masses in 2015.
The play is based on the book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, which, according to press notes, was written by God and merely put onto the page by Javerbaum. The book is purported to be “the ultimate celebrity autobiography” and is associated with Javerbaum’s wildly popular @TheTweetOfGod Twitter handle.
Once again, Justin Bieber is making headlines for a photo he posted on Instagram. Luckily, this one has nothing to do with Anne Frank or urinating. It does, however, involve World War II. Intriguing, right?
While visiting Tokyo, the young Biebs paid a visit to the Yasukuni Shrine. As you may know, the Yasukuni Shrine is a big point of dispute between China and Japan, because it honors Japan’s fallen WWII soldiers — including those who committed major atrocities in Asia during the war. So when Bieber posted a photo of himself bowing his head at the entrance to the shrine with the caption, “Thank you for your blessings,” he offended many of his Chinese fans.
And People’s Most Beautiful goes to… Lupita Nyong’o!
The actress was announced as the recipient of People’s annual title Wednesday morning. Nyong’o told the magazine she’s thrilled about what this means: “I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [the cover] and feel a little more seen.”
John Oliver isn’t ready to be face-on-a-billboard famous.
The comedian may be about to launch his own weekly show — but as Oliver explained to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Tuesday night, he still feels weird about things like posing for magazine covers.
After gracing the front of The Hollywood Reporter, Oliver “had to go to the launch party, and they asked what is it like [to be on the cover]. And I said, ‘It makes me feel nauseous and uncomfortable,’” explained the host of HBO’s upcoming series Last Week Tonight. “I looked up at the man interviewing me and realized that wasn’t the right answer.”
On a normal day, the Winchesters would take the case of a girl who was abducted and imprisoned by a family of vampires pretty seriously. “Save the girl!” and all that jazz. But the case featured on Tuesday night’s episode was anything but straightforward.
Why? Because the girl at the center of the case was almost as bloodthirsty as the nest with which she’d spent the last few years. READ FULL STORY
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