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Snacks at Your Seats on Broadway, Complete With Delivery

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Forget about the fact that you're supposed to be focusing on the art form on the stage. Forget about the fact that you -- and the people sitting next to you -- have spent hundreds of dollars to see/hear the show. Having super noisy snacks is more important.

This Is What It's Like To Go From College To The Bright Lights Of Broadway

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Carrie St. Louis has just arrived at the Helen Hayes Theatre. It’s one hour before show time; the seats are empty. St. Louis walks through the na...

A High Road & Soulshine: Conversations with Michael Franti and Night Ranger's Kelly Keagy

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Michael Franti: "I started practicing yoga on tour about 13 years ago as a way to really just take care of myself as I was going in and out of airports and tour busses and doing shows and promotion and staying up late and eating bad restaurant food, et cetera."

Pre-Tony's Broadway Tasting: Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even before I got to Schubert Alley, a tad late of course, the sounds were rocking Broadway. Audiences were treated to a free sampling of numbers from...

Aisle View: New High School Musical

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

And here we have a raucous, bright and vulgar musical comedy about fun-loving, middle-American teens who bully each other, murder each other, attempt suicide, and finally blow up the high school. Raucous, bright, uneven, and distasteful for viewers who don't quite buy into the joke.

Alec Baldwin Slams 'Rock Of Ages'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

Critics and audiences weren't the only ones who thought "Rock of Ages" was a bad movie. According to TheWrap, "Rock of Ages" co-star Alec Baldwin call...

Sebastian Robertson: The Band Co-founder's Son on Music That Changed the World

Steve Karras | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Steve Karras

Sebastian Robertson may not be a rock star like dad [guitarist and The Band co-founder] Robbie Robertson, but he's every bit his father's son.

Tom Cruise's Best Sex Scenes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

Sex with Tom Cruise: Cher likes it. Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes used to like it, and most of America -- or at least Hollywood -- seems to love it, ...

Theater: Rock of Ages Still Breaking Records (In Every Sense) On Broadway

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

You can't help pondering what elements of "the best night on Broadway" -- as their ads cannily tout this crowd-pleaser -- have helped it hit such rarified heights. Most people would begin with the roster of familiar hits that fill the show.

The Fauxscars: The 10 Oscar Categories That Aren't But Absolutely Should Be

Hulu.com | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Here are some more digestible categories. We're calling them the Fauxscars, and we're hoping that the phrase "Fauxscar Bait" catches. We're looking forward to you explaining that expression to Helen Mirren.

Safe Haven -- A Valentine Treat

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Safe Haven is a real Valentine treat for couples and for singles longing for intimacy because while watching this film, one realizes how healing and soothing a relationship can be.

2012 in Film: The Year's 'Worst' Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there, but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.

Director Adam Shankman: Glee Has Helped Anti-Bullying Movement

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Shira Lazar

In between star-studded rehearsals for Sunday's Trevor Live event at the Hollywood Palladium, director Adam Shankman stops by What's Trending to talk about which celebrities will perform at the annual benefit, directing many Glee and the importance of The Trevor Project's cause.

Should Ben Brantley Review Broadway Commercials?

James Sims | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
James Sims

Annie's latest commercial is seemingly meant to drive audiences to the Palace Theatre in Times Square. I had to watch the spot back after it ran across the television in order to figure out what was being promoted.

LOOK: Backstage At 'Rock Of Ages'

| Jipsy | Posted 10.10.2012 | Miami

After seeing older guys in khakis rock to "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi during the film "Rock Of Ages," I expected the same guys singing along wi...

Hollywood's Summer Of Flops?

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 11.02.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Studio executives expected their biggest summer ever this year as they loaded their lineup with huge action movies and superhero franch...

Where To See Your Favorite TV Stars This Summer

Posted 06.29.2012 | TV

Most TV shows are on hiatus until the fall, but that doesn't mean that fans have to miss out on seeing their favorite small screen stars all summer. ...

Rumors Of Tom And Katie's 'Marriage Contract' Resurface

Posted 07.01.2012 | Weddings

On Friday, People revealed that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits after five years of marriage. But rumors are circulating that the div...

Between Rock (of Ages) and a Hard Place: In Search Of The Real Axl Rose

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

Hey, somebody's out to get us all, or maybe just to sell us out.

Bachmann, McCain Talk Sexism, Tea Party, GOP 'Alligator Skin'

Daily Beast | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

When I interviewed Rep. Michele Bachman last year for MSNBC, I quite frankly didn’t know what to expect. From some of her comments that I had previo...

Catherine Zeta-Jones Misses Wales, a Sentiment I Thoroughly Understand

Kate Torgovnick | Posted 08.19.2012 | Celebrity
Kate Torgovnick

Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is a bonafide New Yorker these days and, before that, lived in Bermuda. However, that doesn't mean that the ...

Why/How Did 'Rock of Ages' Crumble? (But Don't Cry For Tom Cruise--He's Got A Billion Dollars!)

Liz Smith | Posted 08.20.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Although I had a feeling "Rock of Ages" wasn't going to be a smash, I did think enough people would appreciate this obvious parody of 1980s music, fashions and attitudes to give it some box-office bang.

What's So Funny About Being Gay?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Gone are the days when no one could take a joke about what might happen in a bed shared by two men or two women. These days, we know gay sex is just as funny, and sometimes tragic, as the other kind.

Rock of Ages Turns Up the Volume at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse

Robert Bullen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's another summer in Chicago, so that means a visit from the touring production of the hit head-banger musical Rock of Ages.

The Biggest Question About 'That's My Boy'

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.17.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

In other words: It makes no sense to try to break down the specific plot points of either film. But, strangely, a major plot point of That's My Boy did get me to pondering one question: If you were named Han Solo, would you change it? Sadly, I've put way too much thought into this over the weekend and the answer is complicated.