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Helen Mirren: Broadway Reprisal of Queen Role

Dame Helen Mirren set to reprise her role in The Audience on the Broadway stage

Dame Helen Mirren set to reprise her role in The Audience on the Broadway stage

Dame Helen Mirren will reprise her Olivier Best Actress award winning role as HRH Queen Elizabeth II in the hit play The Audience, reports state.  The West End production will cross the pond and head into the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for a limited four month run. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shia LaBeouf: Studio 54 Arrest

All around hotness Shia LaBeouf at the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps premiere

All around hotness Shia LaBeouf at the Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps premiere

Cantankerous star and former-lead of the Michael Bay Transformers’ franchise Shia LaBeouf has gone and done what thousands before him could never achieve while at the infamous space known as Studio 54:  behave so badly that he ended up arrested and spending a night at 1 Police Plz.

Without question this is certainly a first for the space the housed a rumored basement – and balcony – where an anything goes practice was standard.

And wouldn’t you know it…  we leave town on a work hiatus – only just managing to finally get on a wi-fi signal – and BAM!  Papi is arrested while attending an evening performance of Cabaret.

Ain’t that something…? Read the rest of this entry »

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Patti LaBelle: After Midnight Final Curtain

Patti LaBelle will close After Midnight June 29th

Patti LaBelle will close After Midnight June 29th

Patti LaBelle will close the last leg of the Broadway Cotton Club era musical “After Midnight,” reports state.  The final curtain will fall on June 29th.  Producers are faulting the shows’ abrupt closing to losing out its Tony nomination to “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Neil Patrick Harris: Ends Hedwig Broadway Run

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Well that was quick!  Not a week after winning a Tony Award for his role in the reprisal of Hedwig and The Angry Inch, star Neil Patrick Harris has announced his imminent departure from the James Cameron Mitchell musical about a tranny, reports state. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jake Gyllenhaal: Broadway Debut in Constellations

Jake Gyllenhaal attends The Headstrong Project's Words of War event at the IAC building.

Jake Gyllenhaal attends The Headstrong Project’s Words of War event at the IAC building.

Hotness Jake Gyllenhaal will make his Broadway debut in the hit play by British playwright Nick Payne, reports state.  The 33-year-old big screen sex symbol of such hit films as “Brokeback Mountain,” “Prisoners,” and “End of Watch,” will take on the role of Roland, originated in London by Rafe Spall.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Leighton Meester: Marriage and Broadway

OC alum Adam Brody photographed with a fan donning a wedding band sparks rumors of secret marriage to Leighton Meester

OC alum Adam Brody photographed with a fan donning a wedding band sparks rumors of secret marriage to Leighton Meester

Perusing the news, as we often do each morning over espresso, we stopped at news of the possible secret nuptials between Adam Brody – y’all recall him from The O.C. – and Gossip Girl alum Leighton Meester. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ewan McGregor: Broadway Bound

Ewan McGregor is headed for the Broadway Stage in 2014

Ewan McGregor is headed for the Broadway Stage in 2014

Trainspotting alum and all around hotness Ewan McGregor, 42, is set to make his Broadway stage debut in a revival of Tom Stoppards’ “The Real Thing,” reports BBC News.  McGregor will play the role of a married playwright named Henry involved in an affair.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dan Stevens: Broadway Papi

Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens at the stage door of The Heiress in NYC.

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens at the stage door of The Heiress in NYC.

We have been jonesing for our very own photo of Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens.  But every time we have attempted a revisit of the The Heiress stage door we just barely miss him and are left bereft – it just doesn’t seem to go as envisioned.  That is until now.

Don’t get us wrong…  Sure, we are deeply grateful for his Heiress’ costar Jessica Chastain’s amenable disposition and beautiful smile but in the end gays’ will be gay – and Dan Stevens’ sparkling blue eyes is where our heart thaws.  Sorry Jess…

Our thanks to Stevens for extending us the opportunity for some great shots.

Alas, a fellow pap-ster had to go and drop the bomb on a impending twist contained in the 3rd installment of our beloved Downton series.  And after a little Googling, we happened upon further learning of its resounding truth.

We are crushed yet again.

But we will dutifully watch and mourn (again) when the time comes.  Until such time we will regress to complete ignorance and deeply rooted denial.

 

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Jessica Chastain: The Heiress Stage Door

Jessica Chastain flashes us a smile at The Heiress stage door in NYC on January 2, 2012.

Jessica Chastain flashes us a smile at The Heiress stage door in NYC on January 2, 2012.

There aren’t too many people that we come across, on an daily basis, that we couldn’t find something bad to say about.  It’s true – most folks are wretched, self-serving, duplicitous lot…  Get into the entertainment field and, well, that number expands exponentially.  Jessica Chastain, however, happens to be one of the exceptions.  She is just so damn nice we’d likely sprain something attempting to procure some manifested grievance.

Sure she once surfaced a la Bewitched, seemingly out of thin air, across the street from the trailers mind you, while we were visiting the set of the forthcoming film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby which costars dream-boat James McAvoy and Viola Davis – during their Bronx set days – but we ultimately got a two shot after a brief sprint.  And the shots were exclusive!

No harm – exercise greatly appreciated.

We watched Chastain greet awaiting fans outside The Heiress stage door, post a matinee performance, and she took the time to accommodate each and every fans request, all the while chatting about whatever topics they brought up – at times nothing to do with the stage production.  And then she provided awaiting paps with a photo-op before saying her goodnight and disappearing.

And we have to say WOW.

That’s some type of gift right there.  To do so with an earnest interest in the stranger in front of you without that Halle Berry fake ass snarly smile creeping into the condescending ‘why are you talking to me’ facial expression creeping in. One that to Chastain’s credit, well, she could bank a fortune extending a how-to to other celebrities lesser talented, but with bigger egos.

Case and point:  A certain diva presently on The Great White Way goes thru immeasurable lengths to not only avoid photographers hoping to get a photo post her performance in a revival that she is getting horrible reviews for but also fans hoping to have her sign their programs.

Ain’t that some shit?

Well, we won’t dwell too much on the likes of ScarJo the wanna be serious actress’ and further praise Ms. Chastain’s humble disposition.

And don’t you just love the shoes?

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain walk to the set of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby in the Bronx.

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain walk to the set of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby in the Bronx.

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Katie Holmes: Last of The Dead Accounts Matinee

Katie Holmes makes like its Bring Your Daughter to Work Day with a schrieking Suri Cruise as they head to the stage door of Dead Accounts.

Katie Holmes makes like its Bring Your Daughter to Work Day with a shrieking Suri Cruise as they head to the stage door of Dead Accounts.

Katie Holmes is having a rough time of late – professionally speaking.  Her return to the Broadway stage, in the  Theresa Rebeck drama “Dead Accounts” was universally panned by critics – something that resulted in a kiss of death for the show – and will come to an abrupt end on January 6th.  Way harsh given that it was slated to run for a limited engagement to start with.  Its final curtain will drop on Sunday after only running a reported 27 previews and  a total of 44 performances.

OUCH! Read the rest of this entry »

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