Unscripted Flash Of Miley Cyrus Provides MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards A Rare Surprise
DVRs across the country will be paused tonight as viewers of MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards rewind and freeze the sole gasp of the night: A flash of Miley Cyrus‘ bare left breast. As the show wore down, Cyrus, changing into a costume backstage while on camera, lost her grip on a carefully discreet curtain when a producer handed her a mic. Call it TV’s first drapery malfunction.
“Oh, sorry, my t**’s out?,” she said, off guard and unbleeped. It was the show’s only truly… Read
‘Apprentice’ Producers Speak Out About Donald Trump – And Their Stories Might Surprise You
Donald Trump isn't what he appears to be. On camera, he's brash and disrespectful, a pompous ass whose defiant demeanor and bullying behavior have put all of the Republican presidential candidates on their heels. He insults people – everyone from Sen. John McCain and rival Jeb Bush to Fox's Megyn Kelly and Univision's Jorge Ramos and the entire population of Mexico – and he plays fast and loose with the facts.
I thought that the best way to get a sense of the bombastic… Read
Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan Will Host Lincoln Center Dance Telecasts
EXCLUSIVE: The Live With Kelly And Michael stars will host Lincoln Center At The Movies: Great American Dance, a new fall 2015 cinema series partnering Lincoln Center with Fathom Events. The monthly showcase will offer presentations by four leading American troupes: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. The series launches on September 24 in some 600 theaters with San Francisco Ballet’s production of Romeo And… Read
Liam Neeson In Talks To Play General MacArthur In Korea’s ‘Operation Chromite’
Liam Neeson is in talks to star as U.S. Army General Douglas MacArthur in South Korean war pic Operation Chromite from Taewon Entertainment. A Taewon rep confirmed the news Wednesday to Deadline. John H. Lee is on-board to direct the project, which looks at the Battle of Incheon, a major turning point in 1950 in the Korean War in which United Nations forces launched a surprise attack against communist North Korean forces. Operation Chromite was the codename for the… Read
George Clooney Will Topline Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Debut
Revealing his ongoing mastery of all things social media, Colbert tweeted the announcement this morning:
The Tomorrowland star knows; don’t fret about it. It’s been a busy few days for Colbert, who’s shifted into full-frontal promotional gear for his September 8 debut as host of CBS late-night Jimmys challenger (Fallon on NBC and Kimmel on ABC). Colbert also took time out to drop into The Daily Show taping as first-among-equals on Jon Stewart’s final outing. It was a love… Read
‘Hamilton’ Juggernaut Includes A Show Before The Show As Broadway Box Office Stays Steady At $28.8M
In the final week of previews before its August 6 opening, Hamilton put on a couple of noteworthy side shows: The historico-comico-rapico-dramatico musicale brings $32-million in advance sales to the table, a pre-opening safe deposit that’s rarer than a straight play in the district. With a weekly gross of $1.5 million at the Nederlander-owned Richard Rodgers Theater, the Lin-Manuel Miranda show registered a Street high of 112% of potential, outflanking the over-100% club… Read
Valerie Harper Is Recovering From Health Scare, “Has Never Been In A Coma”
The television and stage actress, who has been waging a forthright public battle with cancer that spread from her lungs to her brain, is resting comfortably at an undisclosed location, according to a statement released tonight by Bradford Kenney, executive artistic director of the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff Rhoda, Harper has been performing in a summer stock production of the… Read
Adam Driver, Rufus Wainwright Will Speak At Live TED Talks In New York
The Public Broadcasting Service has joined with TED Talks — not for the first time — to present the first ever TED Talks Live in New York, a six-night event featuring the popular lecture series, short films and performances, that will run November 1 through 6 at the Town Hall, the history-laden Theater District auditorium. Speakers and performers who have signed on for the presentations include: Baratunde Thurston (host), Sara Ramirez (co-host), Adam Driver, Rufus Wainwrig… Read
Valerie Harper Released From Maine Hospital During Run Of ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’
Valerie Harper, who has been battling a rare cancer of the brain for more than two years, was taken Wednesday evening to York Hospital in York, Maine, after reporting that she was not feeling well. The hospital is a few miles south of where she is appearing in an Ogunquit Playhouse production of the Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. Harper was discharged Thursday morning, the hospital said in a statement, which did not provide information about her… Read
New York Magazine Site Still Down 12 Hours After Posting Cosby Cover
Shortly after New York magazine posted a cover story Sunday evening that features on-the-record testimony and photographs of 35 of the 46 women who now claim to have been raped or sexually abused by Bill Cosby, the magazine’s website went dark, apparently the victim of a DDoS — techno speak for “distributed denial of service.” Translation: The magazine’s servers were overwhelmed by traffic as a result of malignant software engineered by a hacker.
The web attack made the… Read
‘New York Story’ Review: Colin Quinn & Jerry Seinfeld Go Easy On P.C. Plague
Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld have been griping a lot lately about political correctness, fretting over some restrictive new world order of comedy in which funny folks just can’t speak their minds about race or gays or women without over-sensitive eggheads getting all riled up. Seems likely they were trying to gin up a little outrage over their latest stage collaboration, the likably grumpy Colin Quinn: The New York Story, a fast-moving comic monologue at the Cherry Lane… Read
Alex Rocco, ‘Godfather’s’ Cocky (And Doomed) Moe Greene, Dies At 79
Alex Rocco, the instantly recognizable character actor who, as casino owner Moe Greene provided The Godfather with one of its most memorable killings, died Saturday. His daughter Jennifer Rocco confirmed his passing on Facebook, attributing his death to cancer, and posted a link to Rocco’s final interview. The actor was 79.
With his streetwise Italian demeanor and a gravelly voice that could sound as much Brooklyn as his native Boston (he once described his Boston youth… Read