LuPone, Patinkin together on Broadway after 30 years
November 23rd, 2011
10:37 PM ET

LuPone, Patinkin together on Broadway after 30 years

Stage legends Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin are now on Broadway with their own (aptly titled) show, "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin."

The event made its debut Monday night at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, featuring musical numbers from greats like Stephen Sondheim ("Gypsy," "Follies"), Rodgers & Hammerstein ("South Pacific," "Carousel"), Andrew Lloyd Webber ("Evita") and others.

Patinkin, arguably best known as "Princess Bride" swashbuckler Inigo Montoya, is most at home singing live onstage. He called "An Evening with Patti and Mandy" a "tale of two people on a journey."

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'AMC,' 'OLTL' won't find new life online
November 23rd, 2011
03:52 PM ET

'AMC,' 'OLTL' won't find new life online

It looks like the Web won't be the saving grace for soap fans, as Variety reports that ABC's canceled series "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" will not find new life online.

"All My Children" aired its final episode on September 23, and was expected to launch again online thanks to media/production company Prospect Park. "One Life to Live" was to face the same digital rebirth after it airs its last episode in January.

However, Prospect Park says in a statement, "It is with great disappointment that we are suspending our aspirations to revive 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children' via online distribution."

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Did J.Lo use body double for Fiat?
November 23rd, 2011
03:22 PM ET

Did J.Lo use body double for Fiat?

Jennifer Lopez’s new Bronx-set Fiat commercial is creating quite a stir.

Reports are suggesting that Jenny wasn’t actually filmed on the block in the Bronx as she appears to be in the commercial, which has a storyline focusing on the celeb embracing her roots. Both the star's rep and representation for the tiny car have given similar statements that are vague as to where J.Lo really was when she filmed the ad.

Lopez's rep tells CNN that "both commercials featuring Jennifer Lopez were indeed filmed in the Bronx as well as outside locations. As you may know, in today’s world, people are increasingly mobile and their work takes them to a variety of locations. As a result, we took the opportunity to film wherever Ms. Lopez was working at the time to accommodate her schedule."

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Harvey Weinstein on Michelle as 'Marilyn,' 'Rounders 2'
November 23rd, 2011
02:57 PM ET

Harvey Weinstein on Michelle as 'Marilyn,' 'Rounders 2'

Michelle Williams may have initially tried to talk herself out of playing Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn," but producer Harvey Weinstein had no doubts.

"You need an actress who is fearless, and has unbelievable work habits and work ethic," Weinstein says, and Williams had the studiousness of a college student with a dancer's awareness of physical presence.

The 31-year-old embodies the Hollywood icon in the film based on the memoir by Brit documentary filmmaker Colin Clark, who recalls in the text the fleeting time he spent with Monroe when she was making "The Prince and the Showgirl" in 1956. Critics have praised Williams' portrayal, and she's being eyed as a contender for a best actress Oscar nod. FULL POST


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‘Parenthood': The one where Kristina finds out
November 23rd, 2011
02:31 PM ET

‘Parenthood': The one where Kristina finds out

As much as I like to joke about Braverman family get-togethers and dance parties, this episode could have used one. There was very little comedy going on in last night's episode, and many members of the Braverman clan needed a good laugh.

You know how I’ve been saying this whole "adopting the baby from the office coffee girl" thing isn’t going to go well? The other shoe's about to drop.

We begin with Joel, Julia and Zoe waiting at breakfast for the baby's father to show up. He blows them off, supposedly because he got called into work.

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November 23rd, 2011
01:03 PM ET

'Modern Family' star wants help in 'Feeding America'

Most people think about Pepto-Bismol after the Thanksgiving meal, but Eric Stonestreet wants you to think about it before you pick up that turkey leg (or whatever is your holiday food of choice).

The "Modern Family" star has joined forces with the company in an effort to donate two million meals to those most in need. The "Feeding America" project works like this: For everyone who visits Pepto's Facebook page  and "likes" the picture of Stonestreet holding a turkey through the holiday, the company will donate eight meals.

"Pepto reached out and it made sense to me, because it's something to lend my face to that people don't have to do a lot to contribute for someone else's benefit," Stonestreet told CNN. "Times are tough."

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