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Nirvana Musical Is “Very Likely,” Says Courtney Love

  • Courtney Love said she and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean have agreed that a “respectful but honest” Nirvana musical is “very likely.” I’m still going to take everything Love says with a grain of salt, especially since it’s unclear whether the other members of Nirvana would be so on board. [Rolling Stone]
  • The hippie dippie psychologist who invented the term “conscious uncoupling” speaks! [New York Times]
  • Miley Cyrus is not pregnant, so that’s a relief. [US Weekly]
  • Comedienne Amy Schumer talks season two of (duh) “Inside Amy Schumer.” [Splitsider]
  • Hipster-ized celebrities? Yes, please! [Design Crowd]
  • An at-home Kardashian-level makeup job only take 17 products, 10 brushes and half an hour … [Into The Gloss] Keep reading »

Is A Movie Version Of “Wicked” Finally Headed Our Way?

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Fellow Broadway fanatics, prick up your ears: a long-awaited film adaptation of the musical “Wicked” might finally be picking up speed. Stephen Schwartz, the musical’s composer, hinted to New York magazine the people who make such dreams come true are “starting to do some work on it.” Okay, so that’s pretty vague, but it’s better than the radio silence that’s been surrounding the project for the past few years. Schwartz still isn’t sure how many years away that film might be, but he’s currently in the process of considering how to make the story shine on camera. “What are we going to change? What are we going to keep? How do you use a whole new language and medium to tell the story?” he told New York. Well, I’m wondering the same thing! Will the quirk and charm of “Wicked” come across onscreen? Will Elphaba’s big flying scene look really epic with movie effects? If the success of Broadway-to-big-screen movies “Hairspray,” “Chicago” or “Dreamgirls” are any indication, “Wicked” is definitely worth holding out hope for! [NYMag.com]

Steven Spielberg Wants To Remake “West Side Story”

  • Steven Spielberg — yeah, the guy who made “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” — wants to remake the legendary 1961 musical “West Side Story.” How could you possibly improve on Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno? You remade “The Sound Of Music” and “Annie,” Hollywood. Is nothing sacred?!  Can’t we leave well enough alone? [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Miley Cyrus and her tongue jokes 1, Katy Perry and her tongue jokes 0. [Twitter.com/MileyCyrus]
  • Andrew Garfield’s publicist has come to his rescue trying to prove he wasn’t a total douchebag to Batkid at the Oscars. In fact, Garfield apparently drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend the day with five-year-old Miles Scott and his family. [US Weekly, TMZUS Weekly] Keep reading »

Alanis Morrisette Is Developing “Jagged Little Pill” Musical For Broadway

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Alanis Morissette "Jagged Little Pill" Broadway musical

Cue the “‘you oughta know’ I’ll be getting tickets” jokes! Alanis Morrisette is developing her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill into a Broadway musical. NYmag.com reports that workshopping the show will begin in 2014 and the songstress is working on new arrangements for songs on the album, as well as new songs for the show. No word on what the plot will be. Her breakup with “Full House” star Dave Coulier that fueled “You Oughta Know” and made us all imagine what Uncle Joey looks like getting a blowjob in a theater?  The music industry sleazebags who inspired “Right Through You”? Rain on your wedding day? The rage encapsulated by lady alt-rockers in the mid’90s? I was skeptical when I first read the news, but you know what? I think a Broadway show based on Jagged Little Pill has the potential to be awesome.  [NYmag.com]

Zut Alors, “Amelie” To Become A Musical

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"50 Shades" The Musical
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  • “Amelie,” the twee 2001 film starring Audrey Tatou, is set to become a stage musical. Mais non! I don’t approve of this. Did that movie even have songs in it? [Los Angeles Times]
  • All charges in the racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against Paula Deen have now been thoroughly dismissed. I’m still not quire sure how this happened. [TMZ]
  • Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence went on a picnic in the park, read books and drank Champagne. Stars, they’re just like us! And I’m not being sarcastic this time. [How About We]
  • Here’s what Prince William and Kate Middleton’s thank you cards look like. Fancy, basically. [People] Keep reading »

Spice Girls Reunite (Again!) For Premiere Of “Viva Forever”

I know it’s only been a few months since the last Spice Girls reunion at the Olympics, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to see them gathered on stage at the London premiere of their new musical, “Viva Forever.” The show is getting terrible reviews (which only makes me want to see it more), but all the ladies are looking happy and lovely. Which outfit is your favorite? I’m digging Posh’s slouchy suit and Ginger’s Cinderella gown. [Rolling Stone]

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Carrie Underwood Cast As Maria Von Trapp In NBC’s “Sound Of Music”

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  • Carrie Underwood has been cast as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s TV movie revival of “The Sound Of Music.” OK, so she’s blonde … and can sing … but that’s about it with the similarity to Julie Andrews. Maybe they cast a country star for more mainstream appeal?  Hitler’s taken control of Austria, y’all!  [The Wrap]
  • The woman Lindsay Lohan allegedly punched at a NYC nightclub is a professional psychic named Tiffany Mitchell. This story is getting as weird as the Petraus scandal. [Gawker, Gothamist]

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Tap Your Toes To “50 Shades Of Grey,” The Musical

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"50 Shades Of Grey," The Musical!

Thank God this “50 Shades Of Grey” musical is just a parody. I don’t think Broadway is ready for the Red Room Of Pain just yet. But in the mean time, at least the NYU’s musical theater program is getting some work. [Flavorwire]

Anne Hathaway Belts It Out In The “Les Misérables” Trailer

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Well, she shaved her head and lost a ton of weight to play Fantine in the latest movie version of “Les Misérables,” but from the looks of this early trailer (the movie isn’t due out until Christmas), it was worth it. Anne Hathaway sings a pretty damn good rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream” as Victor Hugo’s ill-fated prostitute (who sells her hair and her teeth to take care of her own sickly child); hopefully the film is as solid because the last one — starring Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, and Liam Neeson — was terrrrrrible.

Kanye West: The Musical

Two students at the University of Sydney (yes, that’s in Australia, people) are staging “Kanye: The Musical.” The hour-long piece premieres on September 5th and will follow Kanye West‘s rise from a beat writer for Jay-Z to becoming his Watch the Throne collaborator, with more than a few slips along the way. “I’m a big Kanye fan,” Phillip Roser said of his new show, in which he will play Kanye himself. Other characters include Kanye’s mom, Marc Jacobs, and “Spooky Dracula.” “I thought that a musical in his honor would be a lot of fun to put on. I really just meant the show to be something fun for my friends to see and I’m pretty excited by all the attention it’s been getting.” I predict that when Kanye gets wind of this, he’ll want to make a million few revisions. And then bring it to Broadway with himself in the lead role. [LA Times] Keep reading »

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