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On the Scene: 'Frozen' cast performs live for the first (and probably only) time ever

It’s rare to be a part of a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. But on Sunday night, I was lucky enough to be in the audience for Disney’s Frozen live cabaret, featuring cast members of the animated hit singing songs from the film’s No. 1 soundtrack. Though the event was timed perfectly (and purposely) in the middle of Oscar voting to promote the movie’s two nominations, including one for Best Animated Feature, it was the music that owned the night.

Josh Gad, who voiced the snowman Olaf in the film, hosted the evening and joked that though he was happy for the film’s huge success, he was no longer getting live-action film offers any more. “Apparently Disney didn’t realize they have a concert hall named after them, so we’re here at this bat mitzvah venue,” the funny guy quipped about the intimate Bel Air venue. Gad said co-star Jonathan Groff — who was supposed to co-host — couldn’t attend because he was trying to boost the ratings for his HBO show Looking. Of course, he was again joking and said that Groff was actually sick. Though it doesn’t really matter since he only has one song in the film, “Reindeers Are Better Than People” — or, as Gad referred to it, “The only Disney song without a beginning, middle, or end.”
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Did 'Frozen' almost get you to tear up? Polls!

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen Frozen and intend to, stop reading now. If you have seen the animated Disney film, which helped The Hunger Games: Catching Fire heat up the box office over the long Thanksgiving weekend, continue on.  READ FULL STORY

Josh Gad cried at 'The Flintstones' and Pink stalked Linda Perry -- VIDEO

We really shouldn’t be surprised that Thanks for Sharing costars Josh Gad and Alecia Moore (that’s Pink to you) got along like a house on fire on the set of their new film, where they play unlikely friends in a sex addition support group. It’s Moore’s first big acting role and she tells EW that Gad made the experience easy. And he jokes that the final cut of the film is what was left after all the takes they spent laughing together.

Gad breaks out into the Divinyl’s hit “I Touch Myself” and does his best Demolition Man impression while taking our Pop Culture Personality Test below, and Moore admits she kept after 90s icon Linda Perry until she agreed to work with the “Just Give Me a Reason” singer.
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'Hollywood Game Night': 9 Amusingly Dumb Moments (featuring a wide-awake Al Roker!)

Counted down in chronological order — each more trifling than the last!

9. Host Jane Lynch’s reaction to regular-person team captain Leilani’s job as an administrative coordinator at a toothbrush manufacturer: “Whaaaaaaaat?”

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8. The Big Lebowski trio as cats in the “Picture Purrfect” round.

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Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, Josh Gad join Matt Damon's toilet strike

Matt Damon is no longer alone in his refusal to use a toilet until the entire world has access to clean water.

Fellow “famous people” — as Damon affectionately calls them in the video below — Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, and Josh Gad have joined his toilet strike, which he announced last month in a “press conference.” The silly-but-really-very-serious awareness campaign is led by Damon and the organization he co-founded, Water.org.

In the campaign, Damon and Water.org have called for change, citing the 2.5 billion people worldwide who are without adequate sanitation, the 800 million people who do not have access to clean drinking water every day and the 4,000 children under age five who die each day from preventable water-related illness.

Check out the new video below, which Water.org released today, to see Gad’s enthusiasm for striking, to hear about Bateman’s choice of a toilet-alternative and to learn about how Biel can make a room smell like a singing hummingbird. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at 'Book of Mormon' Fan Day (and Josh Gad's last show!)

“What is theatre? No, I’m just f—ing with you.” South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone couldn’t have chosen a better way to greet the masses of fans that packed the Broadway house at The Book of Mormon’s second annual Fan Day performance. The audience was comprised of more than a thousand Mormon enthusiasts who had previously lost the daily ticket lottery, but were lucky enough to land a coveted spot at the June 6 performance, which was created as an opportunity to give back to the show’s legions of followers.

“You can just tell the vibe, even walking in, how excited people are that they’re having this opportunity,” said star (and 2011 Tony Award winner) Nikki M. James backstage, where the audible buzz from the fans waiting beneath the marquee carried through the dressing rooms. “Everyone in that [theater] is celebrating how cool and fun this show is,” added co-star Rory O’Malley. “And it’s the closest that I’ll ever come to feeling like a rockstar.”

Although leading men Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad (who used Fan Day as his final performance before departing the production) received said rockstar welcomes when they entered the stage door, the Mormon fans waiting outside weren’t the rabid, wild bunch that you might expect—but you can probably chalk that up to exhaustion, as the line-up for the open-seating performance began as early as midnight. READ FULL STORY

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