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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

Samuel L. Jackson still has his 'Pulp Fiction' speech ready, just in case

Pulp Fiction, motherf—er; do you remember it?

On a recent visit to The Graham Norton Show, the actor revealed that he still remembers his famous speech from Pulp Fiction on Ezekiel 25:17  — cadence and all. In fact, Jackson can recite the monologue on cue, complete with a little background music. Even without the afro and gun, Jackson remains truly terrifying.

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Warner Bros. superhero release schedule reportedly released: We've got thoughts

According to a report from Nikki Finke, Warner Bros. is planning to announce its film rollout plan beyond 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at Comic Con this July.

Finke, careful to note that the situation is still in flux, says that the studio plans to release two more films in 2016, after Batman v Superman comes out in May of that year: a Shazam film in July 2016, and  Joseph Gordon Levitt’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman in December 2016. According to Finke’s source, Warner Bros. decided to push Batman v Superman‘s release date back to May 2016 because it plans on using the film as a launch pad for the Justice League feature — and therefore wants to fit in as many superhero cameos as it can.

The fun, however, does not stop in 2016. The Justice League film that was announced in April and slated for 2018 release has apparently been moved up to May 2017. We can also expect a solo Wonder Woman film, most likely starring Batman v Superman‘s Gal Godot, in July 2017, followed by — try to contain yourselves, DC Comics fans — a Flash and Green Lantern team-up film around Christmas of that same year. (Ryan Reynolds reportedly will not be reprising his role as the Green Lantern.) Finally, a direct sequel to Man of Steel is reportedly scheduled for May 2018. There’s a lot to parse here, so let’s go down the list, one topic at a time: READ FULL STORY

Tom Hiddleston's best musical moments -- VIDEOS

It’s official: Tom Hiddleston’s musical talent will no longer be confined to soundstages or the passenger seat of a car. His voice is going to be heard by all when he takes on the role of country star Hank Williams in Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light.

In honor of his new venture and also because it’s Friday, we’ve rounded up some of Hiddleston’s best musical moments (with a little dancing bonus —  because if this movie doesn’t take advantage of his rhythm, it might as well be a crime): READ FULL STORY

Women in Film gala: Highlights from Cate Blanchett, Shonda Rhimes, and Kerry Washington's inspirational speeches

When you bring Cate Blanchett, Shonda Rhimes, and Kerry Washington together to discuss the state of women in entertainment, you know things are about to get interesting. Especially considering both the shockingly low number of women behind the camera and the fact that Frozen, co-written and directed by Jennifer Lee, is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time worldwide.

On Wednesday, Women in Film Los Angeles presented its 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards to a formidable group of women, including Blanchett, Washington, Lee, Eva Longoria, and Rose Byrne. Though the theme of the event was “excellence,” the theme of the speeches seemed to be failure — the idea that equality in entertainment won’t be achieved until women are allowed to fail as spectacularly as men. As Blanchett said: “We are not gathering because we’re niche, but rather because I think female achievement is still largely discussed as being niche.”

Check out some of the best quotes from the evening below.

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'Game of Thrones' meets 'The O.C.' in fan-made video

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[SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven't seen Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones.]

The internet might not always give us what we want, but it always gives us what need. And we definitely needed this mash-up of The O.C. and Game of Thrones. READ FULL STORY

'Fault in Our Stars' and John Green: Hey, what's a Nerdfighter?

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If you’ve been on the Internet this month, you’re likely more than aware that a little film called The Fault in Our Stars opens Friday (Read EW’s review here), and it’s going to charm its way into your heart whether you like it or not.

What some might be less familiar with is the term “Nerdfighter” that pops up in some of the reviews of that movie. Here, we’re speaking to those of you whose lives don’t revolve around Tumblr, Twitter, and/or high school.

With Fault in Our Stars author John Green hitting an even higher level of mainstream success this week, two EW writers decided to give you some background on one of the most popular communities on the Internet (Hint: It involves John Green). Well, one EW writer is going to explain things; one just has a lot of questions.

ERIN STRECKER: When I say someone identifies as a “Nerdfighter,” what do you think that means?

DARREN FRANICH: Well, if it was written as “nerd fighter” — two words — I would assume it meant a person who has been trained in some arcane anti-nerd fighting skill by some vaguely mystical anti-nerd coalition, like a “vampire hunter” or a “giant killer” or a “dragon slayer.”

However, since it’s just one word, I assume that “nerdfighter” refers to someone who is both a nerd AND a fighter. So, like, I’m picturing a martial artist, but somehow their fighting style is “nerdy” — like, whenever they punch someone, they say something like “HADOUKEN.” Or maybe the “fights” are somehow nonphysical: Like, a “nerdfighter” is someone who “fights” using science and math? So I’m basically picturing a really badass guy or gal with the sleeves of his/her T-shirt cut off to reveal their biceps, who teaches a course at MIT called “Aggro-Mathematics.” Am I close?

ERIN: Not even a little bit. READ FULL STORY

Find out which TV couple you're most like with Money.com quiz

It’s an age-old question: Are you and your romantic partner The Office‘s Jim and Pam or Mike and Molly‘s title couple? Thanks to a quiz on Money.com, now you can find out. READ FULL STORY

'Orange Is the New Black' meets 'Arrested Development' in new promo -- VIDEO

Netflix, marry me.

The streaming service put out a promo for Orange Is the New Black on Wednesday in the style of Arrested Development‘s memorable opening credits — the Bluths are swapped with “wealthy girl” Piper Chapman; the women of Litchfield stand in for Michael Bluth; Ron Howard’s narration is as smooth as ever. In a word, it’s perfect.

Orange Is the New Black‘s second season premieres June 6 on Netflix. Watch the promo below: READ FULL STORY

Donald Faison and Zach Braff reprise 'Guy Love' live -- VIDEO

It’s guy love between two guys — live and in person!

During an event promoting Zach Braff’s latest film, Wish I Was Here, the ex-Scrubs star reunited with his on- and offscreen BFF Donald Faison to sing a live version of the classic Scrubs tune. Seven years ago, Faison and Braff first performed “Guy Love” in a special musical episode of the medical sitcom, cementing their status as TV’s cutest (platonic) couple. Though Scrubs is over now, they still remain best friends in real life — making their embrace at the end of this performance even more adorable.

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