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Nick Offerman reads profound Shower Thoughts from Reddit

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Call them Deep Thoughts for the Reddit generation.

Channeling his inner Ron Swanson in a video created by Mashable, Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman reads simple yet great truisms from the best of Reddit’s Shower Thoughts.

In his signature deadpan, Offerman gazes off into the distance and shares knowledge that can only be summed up as pure Swanson genius. Because technically, he’s right—we’re all half centaur.

But the subreddit isn’t just a depository for readers’ soapy musings—Shower Thoughts is currently trying to raise money for Charity: Water, a non-profit organization seeking to provide clean water resources in every country. Maybe Offerman’s video will kick off the next Ice Bucket Challenge?

Watch Norm Lewis as Broadway's first African-American 'Phantom'

On May 12 of this year, Norm Lewis became the first-ever African-American actor to take on the lead role of The Phantom of the Opera on (ahem) the Great White Way. (Robert Guillaume became the first-ever actor to do it regionally in 1990.)

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Emma Stone to make Broadway debut in 'Cabaret'

It’s official: Emma Stone will make her Broadway debut in the current Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cabaret.

The 25-year-old will replace Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, who made her debut in the role of showgirl Sally Bowles when the revival opened at Studio 54 in April. Stone will take over as Sally beginning Nov. 11 (Williams exits Nov. 9) and will play the role until Feb. 1, 2015.

Alan Cumming—who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the show’s Emcee in the 1998 Broadway production, which serves as the basis of this revival—will extend his run through March 29, 2015, thus confirming that yet another actress may get to tread the Cabaret boards before the show’s run is through.

Stone was linked to the show in 2013 during Roundabout’s initial announcement, but film scheduling conflicts forced her to back out. Last week, word broke that she had entered negotiations to join the show when Williams vacates the iconic role.

Unrelated but completely related, Stone’s beau Andrew Garfield made his Broadway debut in 2012’s Death of a Salesman. Again, unrelated… but completely related.

'Pretty Little Liars' actors star in a short film about cults

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Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell frequently escape death as teenagers targeted by a could-be murderer in Pretty Little Liars, but in short film Immediately Afterlife, they accept death… and then survive anyway.
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Fallon plays 'Goldeneye' with Pierce Brosnan, becomes a Bond villain

When Pierce Brosnan first took on the iconic role of James Bond in 1995’s Goldeneye, he very likely had no idea he was becoming a part of video game history. But Goldeneye 007, the 1997 video game adaptation of the film, was a huge success, and a whole generation of video game fans grew up with Brosnan’s face plugged into their Nintendo 64.

So when the actor came by The Tonight Show last night, host Jimmy Fallon, a huge video game fan, challenged him to a match.

Brosnan isn’t very good, but Fallon doesn’t really care—he’s too busy cackling with glee in exuberant Bond villainy. Fallon’s enthusiasm rubs off, and it looks like Brosnan is having a jolly time. They really should have changed the game mode, though: The Man With Golden Gun is the way to go for sudden death Goldeneye matches. And you can’t forget Big Head mode. That’s important.

See Mark Wahlberg with the Johnny Drama (in China)

Tonight’s episode of Wahlburgers finds esteemed youngest child Mark Wahlberg in Hong Kong promoting his new movie. And he’s not alone: As you can see from the photo above, he’s joined by best pals Henry “Nacho” Laun and Johnny “Drama” Alves. Or should I say: Real-Life Turtle and Real-Life Johnny Drama. The guy on the far right is Henry Penzi, who let’s pretend is Real-Life Jamie-Lynn Sigler. READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan posts selfie with Tina Fey during EW's 'Mean Girls' reunion

Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey together again? That’s so fetch!

And it’s just a taste of what’s to come in the upcoming Entertainment Weekly reunions issue. The pic was snapped during an exclusive photo shoot that brought the Mean Girls co-stars together again, 10 years after the film premiered. (Fey also wrote the classic teen comedy.)

Lohan posted the selfie on Instagram earlier today. (It’s since disappeared from her account.) The caption read: “Lovely running into an inspiring, funny, beautiful old friend!!!! #tinafey.” The photo received more than 60k likes.

Read the full details from this Mean Girls meet-up when EW‘s reunions issue hits newsstands Oct. 17.

The Rock is starring in DC's 'Shazam'... as the villain? An investigation

As Warner Bros. continues its slow-but-steady-but-really-quite-fast expansion of the DC cinematic universe, rumors have been swirling that Dwayne Johnson will star in an adaptation of Shazam, playing a character who is confusingly sometimes known as Captain Marvel, which is also the name of a character in the Marvel universe. (Yes, there have been lawsuits.) Johnson himself stoked those rumors last month, and today he apparently confirmed his involvement in the movie. However, according to The Associated Press, Johnson might not be playing the lead–the AP claims that he “has yet to decide” whether he’s playing the superhero or his greatest enemy, the supervillain Black Adam. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: The cast of Broadway's 'It's Only a Play' reenacts Ellen's Oscar selfie

Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence were Rupert Grint.

Okay, now take that one step further and replace Ellen DeGeneres with Matthew Broderick, Bradley Cooper with Nathan Lane, Angelina Jolie with Megan Mullally, Meryl Streep with Stockard Channing, and so on and so forth. See what we’re getting at?

Ellen’s epic Oscar selfie gets sent up, Broadway style, in the first look at the upcoming comedy It’s Only a Play. The production examines the frantic behind-the-scenes antics of a new Broadway show and the eccentric creative and business types behind it. The link to Ellen’s selfie is directly inspired by a moment in the revised script by Terrence McNally, who has refreshed the play for the 2014 audience.

Given the starry cast (not to mention the reunion of The Producers pair Lane and Broderick), expect It’s Only a Play to be one of this fall’s hottest tickets. F. Murray Abraham and newcomer Micah Stock round out the cast of the Jack O’Brien-directed Broadway play, which will open on October 9 for a limited 18-week engagement at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Previews begin August 28.

Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling to star in Off Broadway play this winter

Ahh, just what we’ve all been waiting for: Tyrion Lannister and Piper Chapman on stage together! It sounds like a TV lover’s dream mash-up to have Emmy darlings/hopefuls Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) matched together, but dream no more: The duo will topline the Classic Stage Company revival of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, beginning previews in January 2015.

The play—part of an already starry CSC 2014/15 season that also includes Peter Sarsgaard in Hamlet and Chris Noth in Doctor Faustus—concerns a young country wife named Natalya (Schilling) who becomes interested in the tutor of her young son, much to the chagrin of her good friend Rakitin (Dinklage), who is already taken with her. The production will mark the NYC stage debut of Schilling and offer up Dinklage’s first theater performance since 2007, when he appeared in the Ethan Hawke-directed play Things We Want. And it appears to be a family effort of sorts, as Month will be helmed by Dinklage’s wife, theater director Erica Schmidt (Humor Abuse).

Given the small environs of Off Broadway’s Classic Stage and its thrust setting, if you want the best chance to see these TV jailbirds in action, sooner is preferable to later. A Month in the Country begins previews at NYC’s Classic Stage Company on Jan. 9, 2015, with a limited engagement through February 15. For tickets and additional information, visit the company’s official website.

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