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Around Town: An Alice in Wonderland party for the artists

Ottawa Senators player Chris Neil with his wife, Caitlin, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Kanata at the grand opening of Central Bierhaus, a new Bavarian inspired gastro'sports pub that he's part-owner of.


Related Topix: Alice in Wonderland, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Canada,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Star Tribune

Presnell sang in 'Molly Brown'

Q: My wife and I recently saw the old movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and were highly impressed with Harve Presnell's singing. Was this really his voice, or was it dubbed? A: That was Presnell, a trained singer who worked from time to time in musicals.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Western, Thriller, Fargo, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Harve Presnell, Debbie Reynolds, William H. Macy, My Fair Lady, Family, Entertainment

'The Great Muppet Caper' is a rich and charming love story

Following the disappearance of a priceless diamond necklace, the Muppets, led by Kermit the Frog , journey to London to interview fashion designer Lady Holiday and solve the mystery of the missing jewels. When aspiring model, Miss Piggy, is framed by the real culprits who stole the jewels, it falls to Kermit to bring the truth to light and restore his beloved Miss Piggy's name.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, The Great Muppet Caper, Family, Jim Henson, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, Celebrities, Diana Rigg


John Travolta crashed a wedding with...

John Travolta has revealed he crashed a wedding with the late Robin Williams whilst they were at a hotel in Santa Barbara. John Travolta has revealed he crashed a wedding with the late Robin Williams whilst they were at a hotel in Santa Barbara.


Related Topix: Old Dogs, Comedy Movies, Grease, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, John Travolta, Robin Williams, Suicide, Entertainment

The Columbian

At 40, Brooks' 'Frankenstein' proves forever young

The film's writer-director Mel Brooks and actresses Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr gathered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night for a 40th-anniversary screening of their comedy classic. As they posed for photos, Brooks and Leachman flanked Garr, who was in a wheelchair.


Related Topix: The Producers, Comedy Movies, Celebrities, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Gene Wilder, Theater, Arts

Shirley MacLaine puts her life on stage

MARC Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week with a bold statement about beauty, sending his supermodels down the catwalk makeup-free. SAM Worthington and his girlfriend Lara Bingle are facing a $11 million lawsuit following their violent punch-up with a New York photographer.


Related Topix: Steel Magnolias, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Mystery Movies, The Trouble with Harry, Short, Sweet Charity, Terms of Endearment, Celebrities, Shirley MacLaine, Australia, World News,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Rebuilding - The Master Builder' for stage, then screen

With their latest project, Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory have outdone themselves threefold. In the early '90s, they famously workshopped and rehearsed Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" for nearly five years before teaming up with Louis Malle to translate the results into "Vanya on 42nd Street," the boundary-blurring film-theater hybrid.


Related Topix: My Dinner with Andre, Vanya on 42nd Street, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, The Princess Bride, Adventure, Alice in Wonderland, Animation Movies, Wallace Shawn, Family, Andre Gregory, Movies, Entertainment

8 ways 'Franklin & Bash' ignored Hollywood standards for TV sitcoms

Actress Dana Davis arrives at the World Premiere of Screen Gems' 'Prom Night' at the Cinerama Dome on April 9, 2008 in Los Angeles. TNT's "Franklin & Bash" has been a hit since 2011, but it's skipped the radar of some regardless of how entertaining the show is.


Related Topix: Franklin and Bash, Entertainment, Television, Hollywood, Short, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Los Angeles, CA, Horror Movies, Prom Night, Mystery Movies, Dana Davis, 9


14 Awesome British TV Shows To Stream On Netflix

Where in the world is Olivia Pope ? Will Danny and Mindy really make it ? These are the questions most of us are asking going into the new TV season. But for some of us, colder weather makes us crave some solid British TV -- and "Downton Abbey" won't be back until January ! Luckily, Netflix has quite a few options to tide us over.


Related Topix: The Inbetweeners, Entertainment, Television, Weather, Comedy Movies, Camelot, Drama Movies, Merlin, David Mitchell

New Cover For Into the Woods Original Broadway Production Blu-ray

The original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on Blu-ray for the very first time later this year to coincide with the release of the hotly anticipated feature film version opening this Christmas according to a new listing and a special cover has been designed for the release. The original Broadway cast of INTO THE WOODS included 1988 Tony Award winner for Best Actress In A Musical, Joanna Gleason , in addition to Chip Zien , Bernadette Peters , Tom Aldredge , Kim Crosby , Chuck Wagner , Barbara Byrne and many more, the majority of whom returned to the show for the filming of the production.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Classical, Stephen Sondheim

The News

John Travolta channelled his inner Monet for new TIFF film 'The Forger'

The moves he showed off in "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" are the stuff of cinematic legend, but who knew John Travolta was also pretty handy with a paintbrush? The star seems to have even surprised himself with the canvas he produced while prepping for his new art-heist film "The Forger." "I actually created my own Monet ... and I was pretty proud of it," Travolta said during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, adding that the piece now hangs in his Maine home.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Pulp Fiction, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Grease, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, John Travolta, Mud, Beginners

Dane DeHaan & Rooney Mara Getting Musical in the 1920s with 'Ziggy'

Over the past few years, both Rooney Mara and Dane DeHaan have become quite the impressive young actors, with the former making waves in The Social Network, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the latter breaking through with Chronicle and expanding with Kill Your Darlings, Life After Beth and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 . Now the two will team up in a completely different genre for both of them as THR reports DeHaan and Mara will star in a 1920s set musical called Ziggy , which will be directed by Australian filmmaker Diesel Schwarze , a protA©gA© of Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann.


Related Topix: Chronicle, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Dane DeHaan, Rooney Mara, Drama Movies, The Great Gatsby, Biography Movies, Comedy Movies, Moulin Rouge

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hindustan Times

Penguin India rolls out new cover for Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

After the new covers for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' launched by its parent company Pengiun UK were dismissed by twitterati as 'creepy', the firm's Indian branch has bounced back with its own cover art for new editions of Roald Dahl's beloved children novel. The launch is just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication in 1975, and also the author's birthday on September 13. The classic, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, will be available in a new avatar - designed by Sir Quentin Blake, who famously illustrated several of the original covers for Dahl's books.


Related Topix: Family, Comedy Movies, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Adventure, Roald Dahl, Vocal, Recreational Vehicle, Award


Top 10 Nicole Kidman movies

Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress known for films such as Moulin Rouge and Stepford Wives. While she was born in Hawaii, her family moved to Sydney, Australia when she was quite young.


Related Topix: Australia, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Celebrities, Nicole Kidman, World News,

Thetelegraphand Argus

Actress Vicky Binns relishing role as silver screen siren

SHE has the looks of a screen goddess and the voice of a cartoon chipmunk. So when silent movies make way for talkies, poor Lina Lamont finds her career in tatters.


Related Topix: Soap Opera, Coronation Street, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Emmerdale, Vicky Binns, Comedy Movies, Singin' in the Rain, Weather

Paradise Post

'The Sound of Music' to tour without 'varnish'

Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien is working on a touring version of "The Sound of Music" starting next year, but he promises he won't be "trotting out your mother's version." O'Brien, who has helmed such winning Broadway productions as "The Coast of Utopia" and "Hairspray," said he'll try to strip the show back to its essence, dropping a lot of the "whiskers on kittens and warm woolen mittens" stuff.


Related Topix: The Sound of Music, Family, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Los Angeles, CA

I4U Future Technology News

John Travolta shows his Private Airport and Airplanes

John Travolta 's home in Florida has a functional airport with two runways for his private planes. The reason behind this strange fact or "quirk of culture" is that John is not just an actor but a certified pilot.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Grease, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, John Travolta

The Wichita Eagle

'God Help the Girl' a movie musical with charm, soul

Fans of Belle and Sebastian - the bookwormy Scottish pop band with the deft Dylan references and plucky anthems that practically smell of damp tweed - need no other incentive to see "God Help the Girl" than the news it exists: a movie musical written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, the group's mastermind. But there are other reasons to recommend this impossibly charming, Glasgow-set song-and-dance story.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Belle & Sebastian, Animation Movies, Family, Sleeping Beauty, Sucker Punch, Emily Browning, Anna Karina, Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Addicted's Director, Bille Woodruff Set To Premiere His Best Film Yet...

Known for such films as Honey & Beauty Shop, Bille Woodruff has made a name for himself working with some of music's biggest stars, including Lil' Wayne, Toni Braxton and Britney Spears. As one of the directors for BET's hit series ' THE GAME' , Bille Woodruff is a Hollywood mainstay and according to his hotshot publicist, BJ Coleman..


Related Topix: Short, Comedy Movies, Honey, Drama Movies

Brandon Sun

Wheeldon's colorful, theatrical 'Alice in Wonderland' hits NY - in 9 tractor trailers

It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, calls the production "my big girl."


Related Topix: Alice in Wonderland, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Canada, Arts, Dance, Theater, Ballet