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Ansel Elgort in 'Hairspray' and 'Rent,' Taran Killam in 'Evita,' and more stars in high school musicals

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There is nothing else to say except this: Ansel Elgort, whose charming swagger won your heart in The Fault in Our Stars, played Link Larkin in a high school production of Hairspray.

Elgort has made frequent mention of his theater (and tap-dancing) past — but the video evidence below is really just too good to be true. Not only is there proof of Elgort’s basically perfect casting as Tracy Turnblad’s well-coiffed love; there’s also footage of Elgort’s performance as Collins in a theater camp production of Rent at the famed Stagedoor Manor.

And Elgort, of course, isn’t the only celebrity who tread the theater boards as a student. In honor of these videos surfacing, we’ve rounded up a handful of other stars who were surprise dynamos in their high school musical theater programs. Let them entertain you in the clips below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: I didn't cry once during 'Fault in Our Stars'

I promise I’m not a monster.

I have a feeling I’ll be saying that quite a bit over the next few weeks, as more and more people confide, “Oh my God. I cried five or six times during The Fault in Our Stars!” or “I sobbed through the entire final act” or, as a midnight text from my sister declared, “I want to watch TFIOS again, but not right now because I have a headache from crying so much.”

I nodded along when people spilled to me, because it was a very sad movie; one that I quite enjoyed as well. But I’m a bit nervous to admit the truth: I didn’t cry once. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Not even at all. And with Twitter and Tumblr seemingly becoming Countdowns to Feelings all week long, and people talking about how they’re flat-out excited to let the waterworks run as part of a communal experience in theaters, I’m afraid I’m close to alone. READ FULL STORY

Check out photo of John Green acting in 'Fault in Our Stars' scene

John Green may be a talented writer — but his acting leaves a lot to be desired. According to John Green, anyway.

Fans will get a chance to judge for themselves when they check out the author’s cameo in The Fault in Our Stars. The scene was cut from the upcoming film, but it’ll show up as an extra on the DVD release.

Ansel Elgort, who plays Augustus Waters in TFIOS, posted the above film shot to his Instagram along with this message: “This is @johngreenwritesbooks attempting to make his acting debut. I say attempting because his scene got cut… BUT, you can see it on the DVD. (It’s a deleted scene…) Not trying to be mean. ❤ You John. #johnsel” READ FULL STORY

On the Scene at 'The Fault in Our Stars' livestream concert: Ed Sheeran, more talk about the film's music

Actors and soundtrack artists from upcoming summer flick The Fault in Our Stars took over the YouTube Space in L.A. on Wednesday for a special concert and Q&A livestream event. EW was on the scene for the live broadcast and caught up with Ansel Elgort, author John Green, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, and more to get the scoop on the film and its music. Check out what they had to say below:
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'The Fault in Our Stars' concert event: Watch it here!

The Fault in Our Stars actors Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff, along with author John Green and soundtrack artists Ed Sheeran, Grouplove, and Charli XCX, will all come together today for a TFIOS live-stream event on YouTube.

Hosted by YouTube personality Tyler Oakley, the live stream will take place at YouTube Space L.A. and feature performances from the soundtrack artists and a special Q&A that fans at home will be able to participate in — just use the hashtag #TFIOSmusic and submit your questions to @AtlanticRecords and @TheFaultMovie for a chance to have your question answered live.

Watch the concert event below starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT: READ FULL STORY

'The Fault in Our Stars': Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff re-create romantic movie poster

The stars of the upcoming summer romance flick The Fault in Our Stars may be in the midst of their national Demand Our Stars Tour, but that isn’t keeping actors Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff from having a bit of fun between stops. The actors sent fans of the book-to-film adaptation into a frenzy Wednesday when a photo of the pair re-creating the official movie poster popped up on Elgort’s and author John Green’s Instagram accounts. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: 'The Fault in Our Stars' could be this summer's must-see romance

Forget — for just a moment — about summer’s spandex-clad superheroes and cities being destroyed by robots and monsters. The Fault in Our Stars, out June 6 and adapted from the 2012 best-selling John Green novel, stands to be the must-see love story of the season.

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Sara Vilkomerson reports from The Fault in Our Stars set in Pittsburgh and explores how TFIOS — which tells the love story of two teenagers who meet in a cancer support group — became an unlikely YA phenomenon. “I tried to write the funniest, most honest love story I could about these kids who were living with a difficult disease. I never thought it would be popular,” says Green. “I certainly never imagined it would be a movie.” READ FULL STORY

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