December 19, 2018

Review Category : Entertainment/Celebrity News

EXCLUSIVE: How ‘Taxi’ Informed Danny DeVito’s Tony-Nominated Broadway Debut

It may seem odd that an actor as firmly associated with New Yawk as Danny DeVito would wait till his early 70s to make his Broadway debut, in this year’s revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price. Mind you, DeVito -- who’s actually a Jersey boy, born in Neptune Township and raised in Asbury Park -- initially prepared for a stage career, graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and performing at major regionals and off-Broadway before landing the TV role, as dispatcher Louie De Palma...

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EXCLUSIVE: Tony Nominee Michelle Wilson on How the Election Changed Audiences’ Reaction to ‘Sweat’

"I just thought, I'm a nobody. I did not expect to be nominated,” Michelle Wilson tells ET. The actress -- up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her role in Sweat -- never thought her name would be read aloud when the roster of 2017 nominees was announced the morning of May 2. “It was a total and complete surprise, but it was awesome,” the actress exclaims. "I woke up at 8 and quickly fell back asleep, thinking I will press snooze.” Tonys 2017: The Standout...

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EXCLUSIVE: Tony Nominee Jenn Colella Finds Her Footing in the Air

By the time she was cast as a heroic pilot in the musical Come From Away, first-time Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella had played both Amelia Earhart and Peter Pan onstage. “There’s just something about me being up in the air that feels right,” Colella tells ET. Many agree with her, clearly. The role of Beverley Bass, the first woman promoted to the position of captain at American Airlines, has already earned Colella the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle’s Craig Noel Award, for Away’s 2015 world...

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EXCLUSIVE: How David Bowie Inspired ‘Great Comet’ Star Lucas Steele’s Tony-Nominated Performance

To snag a Tony nomination for his first major Broadway performance (his debut was in the ensemble of 2006's The Threepenny Opera), Lucas Steele has made his way from small-town Pennsylvania all the way to the far reaches of outer space. When Steele’s character Anatole makes his dramatic entrance in Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, he does so from behind a wall of light and fog. “Like Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” Steele tells ET over the phone from backstage at the...

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EXCLUSIVE: Demetri Martin Comes to Terms With His Own Expectations to Make ‘Dean’

After briefly appearing on as a contributor and then landing his own Comedy Central series, Important Things With Demetri Martin, the comedian is now making his feature film writing and directorial debut with Dean. The project comes after years of stand-up specials as well as supporting roles in films like Contagion, and Sequoia when Martin, 44, realized he wanted to make his own movie someday. Inspired by the likes of Woody Allen, Mike Nichols and Albert Brooks as well as the experience of...

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EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Tucker on ‘Incredibly Frustrating’ Cancellation of ‘Kingdom’

Jonathan Tucker has basketball on his mind. The actor is reflecting on a magazine profile of lauded NBA player Stephen Curry, whose childlike essence may be a distraction, the article says, but is also his greatest asset. Tucker finds himself drawn to a quote from Curry's coach: "When Stephen Curry is joyful, he is an assassin." "It's a wonderful metaphor for actors," says the 34-year-old actor known for roles on Parenthood, Hannibal and Justified, who went to his own joyous place while...

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FLASHBACK: George Lucas on Taking Risks in Hollywood and Making ‘Star Wars’ an Immersive Cinematic Experience

Either as a writer, director, or producer, George Lucas has been integral to the production of many movies we consider classics. The Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises are notable for their worldwide success, but that was never an ambition for the USC film grad. “I've never thought of myself as a commercial filmmaker. It just happened. It happened in spite of myself,” Lucas told ET in 1993. In fact, Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first time people heard one of his ideas and thought it...

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Survivor’ Contestant Jeff Varner In His Own Words: Outing Zeke Smith and the Shame That Followed

On the seventh episode of CBS' Survivor: Game Changers, which aired April 12, castaway Zeke Smith was outed as transgender by Jeff Varner in a desperate attempt to save himself from elimination. "There is deception here. Deceptions on levels, Jeff, that these guys don't even understand," Jeff said, looking at Zeke. "Why haven't you told anyone that you're transgender?" Ten months after the episode was filmed, Jeff told Entertainment Tonight that the moment was not planned, but the fallout was...

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Remaking ‘Dirty Dancing’: How the TV Movie Turned into Summer Camp for the Cast

It’s the perfect summer day in western North Carolina -- sunny, breezy and warm with blues skies reflecting against the lake and stretching for miles over rolling green meadows -- and entering the grounds of the country club, a giant “Kellerman’s Lodge” sign greets you from the golf course. Couples in starched, pastel outfits sit in rocking chairs on the porch waiting on cues from the director, while a dance coach run moves on the practice log that hovers twelve inches above the ground. The set...

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ET Obsessions: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ Shakira, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Beer

Here at ET, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of May 22 to May 28, this is what we're most excited about: Why We're Obsessed With 'Game of Thrones' Beer We've got a cold beer for you Game of Thrones fans -- Brewery Ommegang has partnered with HBO to craft a new beer as fans await the epic premiere of season 7 in early July. Bend the Knee Golden Ale will be available on draft and in a series of three collectible 750ml bottles, all finished in matte black and adorned...

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