It just seems very obvious to me that David Blaine is some sort of wizard or alien, sent here from an entirely different realm to infatuate us with magic so as to slow down the process of science. READ FULL STORY
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Ronan Farrow’s ol’ blue eyes may provide a clue.
In an in-depth interview with Vanity Fair, Mia Farrow was asked if Ronan Farrow, long described as the only biological child of Farrow and Woody Allen, might actually be the son of on-and-off love Frank Sinatra. Farrow replied, “Possibly.” READ FULL STORY
Summer has officially taken hold, but all eyes seem to be on fall and spring, with nearly all of the 40 Broadway houses having scooped up shows to call their own if they don’t already have a tenant. This fall, we will see the arrival of a new Janis Joplin musical, A Night With Janis Joplin, which has been making the rounds nationally and finally setting up camp for a long run. Ethan Hawke is returning to Lincoln Center for his take on Macbeth, John Grisham gets his first Broadway salute with a Main Stem mounting of his legal thriller A Time to Kill, and look for the starry likes of Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Mark Rylance, Orlando Bloom, Mary-Louise Parker, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Cherry Jones and Zachary Quinto in already-announced shows, which will make for a busy season. And this spring will feature the musical debuts of both Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway (which is to star Zach Braff) and The Bridges of Madison County (reuniting Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale after their recent coupling in the musical adaptation of Far From Heaven). READ FULL STORY
Don’t speak! Better yet, sing! Which is precisely what Scrubs and Garden State star Zach Braff will be doing as the male lead in Woody Allen’s musical adaptation of his hit 1994 comedy Bullets Over Broadway, marking Mr. Braff’s Broadway debut.
The production, about a young 1920s playwright (Braff) struggling to keep sane amidst a cavalcade of temperamental actors, gangsters and producers all giving their two cents on his first major production, will also feature theater vets Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years), Brooks Ashmanskas (Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me), Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone), Hélene Yorke (Grease) and The Sopranos’ Vincent Pastore (in the Chazz Palminteri role one would have to guess). No word yet on who will play the role of Helen Sinclair, the boozy grande dame role that won Dianne Wiest her second Academy Award ,but whoever it is, you can certainly count on a Tony nomination for the lucky individual next year.
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Like a word on the tip of your tongue that you just can’t come up with sometimes an idea for a supercut just gets away from you. Huffington Post Entertainment compiled all of the times Woody Allen has stammered in his films and the video clocks in at 44 minutes. It is at once confusing, bizarre, entertaining, and maybe existential. It is definitely exhausting.
If you make it to the end, let us know how it feels:
‘Woody Allen’ is set to release yet another film shot in Europe starring yet more stammering intellectuals, according to Funny or Die, which Monday debuted the trailer for My Wife Doesn’t Understand As Much About Jazz As This Beautiful Italian Prostitute.
The video opens with scenic views of an ambiguous European city, then cuts to an Allen impersonator in a Spanish villa. ”You know I have gray hair now, but the Woodman can still worry,” he says.
He’s then joined by the articulate, anxious “Jesse Eisenberg” and a stammering “Owen Wilson.” Watch the clip below!
Ronan Farrow, son of Mia and Woody Allen, has a complicated relationship with his estranged father, who infamously ended his relationship with Farrow to begin another with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi in 1992. But there’s no denying he inherited some of Allen’s wit, an attribute the 24-year-old didn’t hesitate to aim at his father during the recent holiday. “Happy father’s day,” he tweeted yesterday. “Or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law’s day.”
Zing. Or as his mother chimed in after retweeting his comment, “Boom.”
Ronan was only five years old when his parents’ scandalous public split occurred and Allen began publicly dating Soon-Yi Previn, then 21. He developed into an academic prodigy, graduating from college at 15 and earning a Rhodes scholarship while also working in the Obama administration.
Mia Farrow: The Sweet Lowdown
Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination from Dancing With the Stars last night could have been an occasion for the The View co-host to rail against the judges or begrudge her fellow competitor, who had a lower score on Monday’s performance episode. Instead, Shepherd set the Internet ablaze with her inspirational words to fans: “That thing that scares you the most, that makes you say, ‘I don’t know if I can do it, I’m scared — run towards it because it’s so amazing on the other side.”
Shepherd joins a long list of celebrities who have doled out affirming advice. Below, watch Shepherd’s decidedly less tearful appearance on Good Morning America with partner Val Chmerkovskiy today, then and help us run down some of our favorite celeb’s words to live by. READ FULL STORY
The nominations for the second annual Comedy Awards were announced today. Television series Modern Family and 30 Rock and films Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love all lead the pack with five nominations apiece, while Louis C.K. also picked up five nods, three of which come from his FX series Louie.
Nominees for the awards were selected by the Comedy Awards Board of Directors, which include high-profile comedians like Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, Carol Burnett, Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, and Lily Tomlin, according to Deadline. The Comedy Awards will be presented on April 28 in New York City and will air May 6 on Comedy Central. Choice nominees are below. The full list is available on the Awards’ official site. READ FULL STORY
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