First Broadway theater opens its doors since the Covid-19 pandemic began

The St. James Theatre in New York on Saturday became the first Broadway theater to open its doors since the coronavirus pandemic shut down performance venues more than a year ago.

Nathan Lane, a three-time Tony-winning actor, and Tony-winning choreographer Savion Glover performed for frontline workers at the Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Saturday afternoon.

Both performers received standing ovations and delivered encores to the emotional crowd.

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Justin Bieber Shares Surprise New Freedom EP

Justin Bieber has shared a surprise new EP called Freedom. The new EP arrives in time for Easter, and it features guest appearances from Tori Kelly, BEAM, Brandon Love, Chandler Moore, Pink Sweats, Judah Smith, and Lauren Walters.

The new EP arrives shortly after the release of his new album Justice, which was followed a week later by a deluxe edition that included guest spots from Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Jaden, and others.

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The Weekend Donates $1 million to Ethiopia Relief Efforts

The Weeknd is getting involved with the military conflict in Ethiopia — donating a million dollars, which will provide food for people who need it there.

The singer, who is of Ethiopian descent himself, partnered with World Food Program USA — a UN World Food Programme affiliate — to send over a million bucks toward relief efforts in the North African country … which has been mired with bloodshed and chaos for months.

Specifically, Abel’s money will provide the equivalent of 2 million meals for citizens there who have been caught in the middle of the feuding factions … many of whom are running out of resources, like food.

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Zendaya Has Joined The Tune Squad As Lola Bunny In “Space Jam: A New Legacy”

Director Malcolm D. Lee told Entertainment Weekly that Zendaya’s voice is perfect for Lola because it will “reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters.”

“We reworked a lot of things, not only her look,” Lee explained about the character. “Like making sure she had an appropriate length on her shorts and was feminine without being objectified, but gave her a real voice.”

“For us,” he continued, “it was, let’s ground her athletic prowess, her leadership skills, and make her as full a character as the others.”

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‘Friends’ reunion is set for next week, David Schwimmer offers new details

Friends star David Schwimmer confirmed during a Friday appearance on the U.K.’s Graham Norton Show that he will be shooting the hugely anticipated cast reunion next week in Los Angeles. The gang — Schwimmer plus Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry — will reassemble on the same stage at the Warner Bros. lot where they filmed the sitcom for 10 seasons, from 1994 to 2004.

Norton asked Schwimmer to clarify whether he would appearing as himself or as his character, Ross, in the HBO Max special.

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Armie Hammer drops out of upcoming Broadway show amid LAPD investigation

Armie Hammer has dropped out of upcoming Broadway production “The Minutes” amid sexual misconduct allegations and an ongoing LAPD rape investigation.

“I have loved every single second of working on ‘The Minutes’ with the family I made from Steppenwolf. But right now I need to focus on myself and my health for the sake of my family. Consequently, I will not be returning to Broadway with the production,” the actor — who has vehemently denied all claims against him — said in a statement to Variety on Friday.

The production team on the show also released a statement, which reads, “Armie remains a valued colleague to all of us who have worked with him onstage and offstage on ‘The Minutes.’ We wish only the best for him and respect his decision.”

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‘The Suicide Squad’ Red Band Trailer Clocks All-Time Record Traffic In First Week

Filmmaker James Gunn reported on Twitter that the first red band trailer for his upcoming The Suicide Squad movie hit a first-week record with over 150M views.

That number beats the 116M first-week views of New Line’s Mortal Kombat, which recently held the record as the most-watched red band trailer.

At the time of The Suicide Squad trailer drop on March 26, Warner Bros. hadn’t received an official rating for the follow-up to the 2016 movie, but it’s been made clear today that the DC film will be what is arguably the comic book cinema series’ fourth title to receive an R-rating after Watchmen, Joker, Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the extended DVD cut of Batman v. Superman (which had a PG-13 theatrical release).

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Taylor Swift Drops Easter Egg

Taylor Swift simply will not make a simple, average, run-of-the-mill announcement. The clue-loving singer dropped a video on social media today with a code for fans to crack ahead of the April 9 release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version). “The vault door is about to be as unhinged as you’ll think I am after you watch this video,” she wrote on Twitter.

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DMX hospitalized and in critical care following apparent drug overdose

Rapper DMX has reportedly suffered a heart attack following an apparent drug overdose, TMZ is reporting.

The outlet said that the 50-year-old artist was taken to a White Plains, New York, hospital and is in critical care after he allegedly overdosed around 11 p.m. Friday.

“We’re told he has ‘some brain activity,’” TMZ reported. “Another source says he’s in a ‘vegetative state’ and doctors have cautioned he may not make it.”

DMX has battled drug addiction over the years.

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Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton claims that Meghan Markle led a ‘normal life’ during her time as a royal

Meghan Markle appeared to lead a ‘normal life’ during her time as a royal – despite the bombshell revelations she made during the tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview, Princess Diana’s biographer claimed.

Andrew Morton, who famously penned Princess Diana’s blockbuster biography in 1992, claimed friends told him they saw the Duchess of Sussex, 39, out and about with friends during her time in the Royal Family.

In the extraordinary interview watched by tens of millions of people around the world, Meghan claimed she only left the house twice in four months when she was living at the palace and alleged that officials took her ‘passport, my driving licence, my keys.’

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Demi Lovato’s “Dancing With The Devil” Music Video Recreates The Night Of Her Overdose

Demi Lovato’s new music video for “Dancing With the Devil” re-creates the night of her 2018 overdose.

Lovato directed the short film with director Michael D. Ratner, who also created her powerful YouTube docu-series, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.

There are a few hidden messages that you might have missed, so here’s a handy list in case you didn’t catch them all.

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Emma Stone hits back at claims villain origin story Cruella shares similarities with The Joker

Emma Stone has hit back at claims her forthcoming villain origin story film Cruella shares similarities with The Joker.

When the trailer for the Disney film came out in February, some viewers appeared to take issue with the likenesses between the wicked depiction of Cruella de Vil and the 2019 origin story of Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role.

However, the actress, 32, told Total Film on Tuesday that she’d ‘never event remotely’ compare herself to the Gladiator star, 46, as she joked she wished she could be ‘more like him’.

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