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Sarah Silverman Is Working On A Musical Version Of Her Memoir

  • Sarah Silverman is working on a Broadway musical based on her memoir The Bedwetter about, you guessed it, her childhood bedwetting problem. [BroadwayWorld]
  • Thirty actors who have appeared in Shonda Rhimes’ TV shows choose three words to describe her that are more accurate than “angry black woman.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • A song from Trent Reznor’s “Gone Girl” score has been released and it’s predictably creepy. [Slate]
  • Jada Pinkett Smith confirmed she has a role in “Magic Mike XXL,” and that the role was originally written for a man. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Emma Stone May Join The Broadway Cast Of “Cabaret”

  • Emma Stone is in talks to make her Broadway debut in the cast of “Cabaret” as Sally Bowles. Emma — who apparently can sing! — would take the place of Michelle Williams, who is set to leave the show on November 9. [New York Times]
  • AMC has confirmed that “Better Call Saul,” the “Breaking Bad” spin-off, will premiere in February 2015. [BuzzFeed]
  • Courtney Stodden and her estranged husband, has-been actor Doug Hutchison, are engaged again. In case you’ve been lucky enough to forget, Courtney was 16 when she married then 51-year-old Doug, and her momager had to sign off to give her underage kid permission to tie the knot. Vom. [Fox News]
  • Lucky magazine is spinning off from Condé Nast as The Lucky Group, and will launch a new e-commerce platform in 2015. [AdWeek] Keep reading »

Watch The Broadway Cast Of “The Lion King” Sing On The NYC Subway

Lion King Cast
The Circle Of Life

On June 28th, NYC subway riders received a spontaneous performance from the Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who serenaded them with a beautiful rendition of “The Circle Of Life.” The show became New York’s first $1 billion Broadway production last year, and the NYC subway served over one billion riders last year, so this is how they chose to celebrate. Despite my many love-hate moments with New York, scenarios like this are the reason it’s so magical to live here — you never know what amazing surprises you’re in for! [BuzzFeed]

Elaine Stritch, Star Of The Broadway Stage And “30 Rock,” Has Died

Elaine Stritch, Star Of The Broadway Stage And "30 Rock," Has Died

Actress Elaine Stritch passed away today at age 89. An outspoken Broadway star, Tony Award nominee, style icon, and Jack Donaghy’s mom on “30 Rock,” Elaine was a woman who was never afraid to say what she felt. One of her most legendary roles was as an aging society woman in Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,” in which she brought the house down with her performance of the darkly humorous song “The Ladies Who Lunch.” For years, Elaine glamorously lived at the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan. She was a fixture of New York City, and in 2003, the New York Landmarks Conservancy declared her a Living Landmark. She died at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. [New York Times, People]

“Girls” Star Andrew Rannells To Take Over For NPH In “Hedwig And The Angry Inch” On Broadway

  • Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend on “Girls,” is headed to Broadway! In August, he’ll take over for Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role in “Hedwig And The Angry Inch.” NPH recently won a Tony for playing a transgender East German rock singer. [Variety]
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the worst, but I suppose his “Evolution Of Dad Dancing” video with Jimmy Fallon might be funny. [YouTube]
  • Mila Kunis is fully prepared for her vag to be “ripped apart and shredded” by childbirth. [Marie Claire]
  • The bell hooks hotline: for times when you’d rather not give out your real phone number to pushy dudes. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: “Mike & Molly” Star Swoosie Kurtz

swoosie kurtz

“I forgot to get married and have babies” is often a line women with successful careers hear from their peers as a warning to reprioritize their lives. Yet this is exactly how Swoosie Kurtz, currently starring in “Mike and Molly” with Melissa McCarthy, explains why she is 69-years-old and never married and without children. But never fear, Swoosie has no regrets.

How did a girl with an unconventional name grow up to conquer stage and screen— starring on ”Sisters,” “Pushing Daisies,” and “Nurse Jackie,” as well as taking home multiple Tonys, Emmys, Obies and Drama Desk Awards — and still be happy without “a family?” Well, her family. Keep reading »

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