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Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, and more join #BringBackOurGirls campaign

It’s been nearly a month since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and now celebrities are using their star power to help raise awareness of these women’s plight — and, hopefully, to help get them back home.

With the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, notable figures such as Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Biel are using social media to spread the word and offer support for the girls and their families.  READ FULL STORY

Moms of Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Jonah Hill, and more star in new healthcare PSA -- VIDEO

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Jonah Hill, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, and more famous folk may have a bone to pick with their moms.

All of those celebrities’ mothers are featured in a new PSA for Healthcare.Gov. The clip makes the case that young adults need to sign up for health care — because their moms already worry enough. As evidence, the mothers cite examples from their famous kids’ youth. Then First Lady Michelle Obama appears, explaining, “We nag you because we love you.”

Watch below, and ponder if this PSA doubles as a buddy comedy audition for Hill and Levine’s BFF moms: READ FULL STORY

Grammys 2013: The night's most 'What Memo?' outfits

So, now that the 55th Annual Grammys have officially ended, it’s time to ask the most important question of the night: Were all of the televised buttocks and female breasts adequately covered?

This year, CBS issued a memo outlining their preferred list of dos and dont’s regarding Grammy outfits. In addition to banning inadequately covered buns and boobs, the pearls-clutching network also advised against such scandalous sartorial cues as “thong type costumes,” “bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack,” “female breast nipples,” and other similarly steamy phrases.

And, of course, the Grammy guests didn’t listen to any of that noise. Below, check out our list of stars who dared to bare at this year’s Grammys: READ FULL STORY

Alicia Keys tackles the Super Bowl National Anthem

Faced with what has easily become the most controversial song of at least the past two weeks, Alicia Keys followed up Jennifer Hudson’s powerhouse rendition of “America the Beautiful” with a mellow, jazzy “Star Spangled Banner” that got the crowd roaring and Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis frothing before the hyped Super Bowl audience. READ FULL STORY

Alicia Keys sings 'Obama on Fire' for Inaugural Ball: VIDEO

Alicia Keys altered her Hunger Games anthem “Girl on Fire” for her performance at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball Sunday night. Watch an excerpt below. “Obama on Fire” is a definite crowd pleaser. READ FULL STORY

Over $81 million pledged to Stand Up to Cancer following telethon

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Stand Up to Cancer has raised over $81 million since Friday’s star-studded telethon.

ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC dedicated an hour of commercial-free primetime programming to the nationally televised fundraiser, which was executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Tenth Planet Productions’ Joel Gallen. The event, which was also broadcast on over a dozen cable networks, featured appearances and testimonials from Hollywood A-listers Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Robert Pattinson, and SU2C co-founder Katie Couric, among others. In addition to staffing the phone bank, stars like Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, and Tim McGraw also performed on air.

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This Week on Stage: Keys is out, Danza is in, and Sondheim goes backwards

Unless you consider the high number of theater stars on NBC’s Smash (Christian Borle, Brian d’Arcy James, and more) to be a win for Broadway, it’s been a quiet week on stage. The Main Stem’s sole opening was actually a reopening—of Venus in Fur, which moved from the Samuel J. Friedman Theater to the Lyceum. Just one production announced an extension: Porgy & Bess will now run through September. And only two shows, thankfully, divulged that they were closing: Broadway’s Alicia Keys-produced Stick Fly and off-Broadway’s long-running Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Oh, and we learned that Tony Danza will return to Broadway to co-star in his first Main Stem musical, an adaptation of Honeymoon in Vegas, next year. READ FULL STORY

Alicia Keys-produced 'Stick Fly' to close, 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' to live on

Singer-songwriter-actress Alicia Keys’ first gig as a Broadway producer is ending early. Lydia R. Diamond’s Stick Fly will play its final show on Feb. 26, following 24 previews and 92 regular performances. The dramatic comedy—which stars Psych’s Dulé Hill and Torchwood: Miracle Day’s Mekhi Pfeffer as brothers returning to their family’s ritzy Cape Cod vacation home for a weekend of big fights and bigger secrets—opened to mix reviews on Dec. 8. Its producers had only recently announced that the show was adding special Wednesday matinees througout March (to accommodate spring-breakers) and would be selling tickets through Apr. 8.  On the flip side, the controversial Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, starring Audra McDonald and David Alan Grier, announced today that it was extending through Sept. 30.

Now, the only question left is: What show will take Stick Fly‘s place at the Cort Theatre? Share your suggestions below.

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