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Boyhood: Easily one of the most-anticipated films of the summer by film critics and indie fans since its debut at Sundance this past January. Richard Linklater’s concept film was shot over the course of some 12 years, chronicling the childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood of one boy, Mason (Eller Coltrane), as he navigates the difficult and confusing waters of growing up with two loving-but-divorced parents (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette). Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%
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I wouldn’t get on this thing if someone paid me, but the thrill seekers among you may be interested to know that Six Flags Great Adventure is officially opening the 41-story Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom to the public this weekend. Here’s what you’re in for:
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AP reports that Amazon is rolling out a new service that—for $9.99 a month—allows Kindle users unlimited access to “thousands of electronic books and audiobooks.” It’s called Kindle Unlimited.
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Have you ever wondered what the ladies on Real Housewives of [Fill in the Location] are making? With Nene Leakes running around talking about how rich she is, it’s bound to be a hefty sum—well at least for some of them.
Radar Online has the scoop on what the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey are pulling in, and Teresa Giudice is by far the top earner, raking in a whopping $700,000 for the current season. Unfortunately, it seems like that’s going out just as quick as it’s coming in. According to Radar, “Most of that money is going to pay for Joe and Teresa’s legal fees. There will also be expected fines assessed to the couple when they are finally sentenced in September, and Teresa has been told that could be up to $250,000.”
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Billboard reports that Roots manager and producer Richard Nichols passed away today in a hospital in Philadelphia after struggling with leukemia. The Roots issued the following statement:
The Roots Family are devastated to announce the passing of Richard Nichols, the band’s longtime manager, after a long battle with leukemia. Nichols, 55, a Philadelphia native, managed the band from its inception in 1992, and was instrumental in every aspect of The Roots’ creative, cultural, and professional life over the past two decades. Nichols is survived by his wife, Mercedes Martinez, his sons Amiri Nichols and Rakim Nichols, his sisters Rochelle Nichols-Solomon, Rebecca Dennis, his brothers Russell Nichols and Reginald Nichols, and the many individuals and artists he mentored in his lifetime.
Read the rest of Billboard’s report here.
“Don’t even think about bringing back Hasselbeck.”
After last week’s announcement that the ever-opinionated Rosie O’Donnell will be returning to daytime television’s The View, there’s been heavy speculation about who will join her and Whoopi Goldberg on the roundtable. Joy Behar, one of the former co-hosts, suggested on an interview with Don Lemon of CNN that the show is “going for fireworks rather than camaraderie.” And, boy, if any of the rumors are true, there will be explosions!
We rounded up some of the most talked-about co-host rumors, plus added in a few picks of our own. In short, it’s everything you need to know about who’ll sit next to Whoopi and Rosie (and what kind of shit-talking will start from day one of the new season.)
You betcha! According to several reports, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee has been courted by ABC to join the show. Let the fireworks begin!
Although nowhere near as conservative as Mrs. Palin, Meghan McCain, John McCain's 29-year-old daughter, is in serious talks to join the show. The blogger and outspoken conservative pundit would make an interesting choice.
Our conservative pundit pick? The one and only Ann Coulter. Even more than Palin, Ann Coulter's political theories and beliefs would lead to some extremely explosive battles between the ladies. BOOM!
Another Ann who is up for a spot on the show (although nowhere near as explosive as Coulter) is Ann Curry, the highly respected television journalist from NBC. Curry's extensive reporting experience would bring a depth of knowledge to the table (and, personally, I just love her.)
According to a New York Post report, the producers are considering a rotating chair that would be filled with Broadway stars. Bernadette Peters, a former fill-in co-host for Live! With Regis, is under consideration. Hey, Sondheim would like it.
The same New York Post report indicates that Idina Menzel, star of Broadway and the voice behind Frozen, may be the other musical star taking turns in the rotating seat. Let's hope John Travolta is a guest so she can mispronounce his name.
There is heavy speculation that the show may have its first male co-host in the ever fabulous Mario Cantone. Cantone has been a guest co-host in previous seasons, and his straightforward (and often times highly inappropriate) humor would be a great fit—if you ask us.
The other male co-host rumor that is circulating is the ever-charming Ross Matthews, host of the show Hello Ross. If both Matthews and Cantone join the ladies, more than half of the co-hosts would be gay, an interesting choice by the producers.
If the producers really wanted some fireworks, we think they should add drag superstar RuPaul to the panel. If any guest got out of line, she would make them lip-sync for their lives—or read them to filth like only she could.
Steve Pacek, Adam Altman, Geneviève Perrier, and Damon Bonetti in Theatre Horizon’s “39 Steps.” Photo by Matthew J. Photography.
Norristown’s Theatre Horizon has unveiled the lineup for its 10th anniversary season, which Artistic Director Erin Reilly says is all about “giving voice to the voiceless.” Known for producing challenging yet inspirational dramas, Theatre Horizon’s upcoming season will include works by Stephen Sondheim and Suzan-Lori Park, with the stories and actors aiming to reflect the diversity of the local theater community.
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Zach Braff in “Wish I Was Here.”
Zach Braff is best known as the affable Dr. Dorian on the long-running TV comedy Scrubs, but the actor/writer/director has also made his own films, beginning with 2004′s Garden State. Making the press rounds in support of his newest effort, the grammatically questionable Wish I Was Here, the 39-year-old South Orange native has clearly grown in the decade between film releases: The film concerns a winsome father of two whose acting career and marriage are floundering as he finds out that his father, played by Mandy Patinkin, is dying of cancer.
We caught up with him on the phone from a Chicago hotel relatively early in the morning.
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Here’s to the ladies who lunch: Elaine Stritch, the multi-talented award-winning actress of stage and screen, has passed away at age 89. She died peacefully in her home in Michigan.
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