It is a one of a kind phenomenon: A classic 1988 John Waters film became a hit Broadway musical, then became a successful movie musical and, on December 7, will make its live television debut. “Hairspray,” like no other story, has lent itself successfully to all of these media reincarnations. The original movie is a testament […]
The producing team that helped to create such musicals as “Chicago” and “Hairspray” is overseeing the next Academy Awards ceremony.
By Bob Tourtellotte (Reuters) – She’s been atop the leader board on TV contest “Dancing With the Stars” several times, but Ricki Lake still doesn’t believe she’ll end up with the mirror ball trophy. The winner, she thinks, will be J.R. Martinez. “The war hero is going to be hard to beat. He’s a better […]
Your dreams of an ‘All That’ feature film just may be dashed. Amanda Bynes made the Twitterverse do a double take over the weekend by announcing that she is retiring from acting. At age 24. “Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem,” the star of TV’s ‘What I Like About You‘ and […]
By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — Matthew Morrison is taking a summer break from ‘Glee,’ but not from music. Morrison, who stars as earnest, upbeat glee club coach Will Schuester on the hit Fox series, planned to spend part of June in London working on his first solo CD. “I’m writing all […]
Move over, Hoff – there’s a new Hasselhoff in town. David Hasselhoff’s daughter Hayley has landed a leading role alongside ‘Hairspray‘ star Nikki Blonsky in a new ABC Family series called ‘Huge’ about kids struggling with their weight at a fat camp, says The Hollywood Reporter. ABC Family has ordered ten episodes of the comedy […]
After reports surfaced Friday that a major theater production company was working on a ‘Glee‘ musical for Broadway, the show’s rabid fans were understandably titillated. But now Fox is dousing the idea and slamming the company, Music Theater International, for their claims. “We are very careful and deliberate when contemplating brand extensions of our franchises […]