Alexander first realized he was gay at 5 years old thanks to a Hercules pillow set, a secret comfort he could turn to when he couldn't explain himself to his friends at school. The pillow was his "boyfriend," he says.
Wednesday sees the release of the first new Star Wars comic since Marvel took the license back from Dark Horse Comics and I was beyond curious to see how Marvel would handle the relaunch. It was anyone's guess how this might or might not sync up with the sort of stories we've been getting.
The thing Broadway producers don't seem to fathom (as reported in Patrick Healy's article in The New York Times January 7th) is that musicals by their very nature are not always feel-good events. And so The Last Ship will inevitably sink on Jan. 24 after a four-month run.
The word magic takes me down memory lane, watching magic shows as a child was a roller coaster of delight, curiosity, wonderment, surprise and intrigue -- all rolled into one. For me, magic is a personal experience to cherish and the kid in me was overjoyed to observe its cross over to the professional side -- thanks to Steve Jobs.
So, she left high tea for Hollywood, leaving everything behind, save for her then boyfriend, Swedish music-producer Carl Ryden. The two packed up and arrived in Los Angeles ready to "give it a go."
As much as I love Meryl, I'm never going to buy her records, and I haven't been this uncomfortable watching her in a film since, what do you know, Mama Mia! If we're living in any sort of movie musical cinema revival, it's time to start asking ourselves what we sacrificed to get there.
First, I will go ahead and say it, so you don't have to: #firstworldproblems. Okay, now that that's out there, here is the tale of two back-to-back 4-year-old Frozen-themed birthday parties that I attended last month with my daughter... and what I learned.
Leverage your strengths. Whether you are an executive onboarding into a new role, leading a turn around or just looking to accelerate value creation, the answer is almost always to focus on and leverage your existing strongest talents, knowledge, skills, capabilities.
I've been in love with Into the Woods for years. I've seen it performed several times, watched the DVD of the original Broadway production many times, and lost count of how often I've listened to the original cast album.
And given that 'Maleficent' is now the highest grossing live-action film that Angelina Jolie has ever starred in, it's clear that these late-in-the-game changes that Robert Stromberg, Joe Roth and John Lee Hancock did right by that A-lister. Though Peter Capaldi has a very different opinion.
Up until two days ago we kept up the facade that Santa is in fact real, even if we weren't sure what our son thought. I mean, the more we play it up, the more he'll want to believe it too, right?
You don't have to sacrifice success for love. I chose love first. But I'm still discovering my worth, finding my voice, piping up and declaring my independence online every day.
When it came to proving his "Disney geek" street cred last January, Adam Sanderson -- Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club -- had just the secret weapon in mind.
Meryl Streep is a truly amazing woman.There she was on the Academy stage after last night's screening of the new Disney musical film, INTO THE WOODS, and the 65-year old actress was looking neat and nifty, speaking wittily, after the audience had spent the previous two hours watching her play the unkempt Witch in this wondrous film.
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In the midst of the "happiest place on earth," I came to a realization that made me decidedly unhappy. My daughter and I were two very different people.