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The Top 8 Broadway Musicals Made Into Movies

5/6/2014 7:00pm EDT
The Top 8  Broadway Musicals Made Into Movies
Some of the best movies ever made have surprisingly been based on movie musicals. Thirty-one Tony Award winning Best Musicals have been made into major motion pictures to date. Since “Chicago“ won the Best Picture Oscar in 2003, there's been over 10 Broadway musicals brought to the screen. A popular movie being turned into a Broadway musical did happen now and then to mixed results. Today with the changing climate, the movie musical is more popular then ever as people look to happier movies to release them from their mundane lives. Here are some of the best.

1. Grease (1978)

The musica...

Lea Michele Hopes Barbra Streisand Snubs 'Glee'

9/19/2011 2:21pm EDT
Lea Michele
Lea Michele hopes Barbra Streisand never signs up for a Glee cameo because she would hate to be disappointed by her lifelong hero.

The actress, who plays Rachel Berry on the hit TV musical, grew up worshipping the Funny Girl star and credits Streisand with inspiring her Broadway ambitions.

However, despite idolizing the Grammy winner, Michele insists Streisand should maintain her 'idol' status by staying far away from the Glee set.

She tells Digital Spy, "No, I don't (want her to appear on the show). Idols should be kept as idols. Not that I think she would ever disappoint me - I'm sur...

'Glee' Recap: Love, Loss, And Pure Imagination

5/18/2011 3:12pm EDT
Glee Funeral
This week was a big one! ‘Glee’ is gearing up for Nationals in New York, but before they take Manhattan, Finn calls it quits with Quinn, Rachel and Jesse share a kiss, and all the plans to win get interrupted by a sad and surprising loss. It’s the penultimate episode of the season and as Mr. Schue puts it, the culmination of everything the glee club has worked towards for the past two years. They’ve got to be awesome and this week, they kind of were.

Like Kirsten Dunst hiring a jazz hands-obsessed choreographer in the movie, “Bring It On,” Mr. Schue has made the decision to recruit 4-time...

Barbra Streisand Approves Of Jennifer Aniston's 'Impersonation'

8/5/2010 11:15pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand has praised Jennifer Aniston's attempt at impersonating her style in movie classic "Funny Girl" for a new magazine photoshoot, insisting she did a "wonderful job."

The former "Friends" star has long idolized Streisand and jumped at the chance to dress up as the singer/actress for the latest edition of America's Harper's Bazaar.

Aniston bears an uncanny likeness to the Oscar winner in the classy shots and Streisand is impressed by the transformation.

In a post on her blog, she writes, "I was very flattered that Jennifer Aniston chose to interpret my ...

Jennifer Aniston Channels Barbra Streisand In 'Harper's Bazaar'

8/5/2010 10:47am EDT
Jennifer Aniston Harpers 2
Jennifer Aniston appears in the next issue of Harper's Bazaar dressed up as Funny Girl's Barbra Streisand. She told the mag about how she finally met the legend in New York.

"I've loved her since I was a kid, and all of a sudden there she is, and she's just like someone you've always known," Jennifer says. "You know when you meet people you idolize and then you walk away from the conversation thinking, 'Well, that was a disappointment; they were kinder and more fabulous in my mind'? Well, she was wonderful, and you could talk to her about anything."

Aniston said that her friend and hairst...

Lea Michele Reveals Her Barbra Streisand Tradition

5/11/2010 10:00am EDT
Lea Michele
TV’s Glee has made a star out of the unconventional Lea Michele, just like Funny Girl did for Barbra Streisand. When Michele was hired for Glee, series creator Ryan Murphy made her watch Funny Girl for the first time. Now it’s a tradition for her, she revealed when she introduced the film at a special showing at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

“I bought champagne, those water crackers, a $10 jar of caviar and Temp Tee cream cheese,” Michele told the audience at the Egyptian on Saturday night. “I sat and I put cream cheese and caviar and sipped champagne and watched ...

Barbra Streisand 3-Disc DVD Set Out April 28

4/18/2009 10:00am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand is world renowned for thrilling audiences with her magical performances, her supreme vocal talent and setting box office records. Now fans can get front row seats to the best of Barbra Streisand captured in Streisand The Concerts, a new 3-disc DVD showcasing some of her most memorable concerts, special exclusives including 17 songs never-before released on DVD and behind-the-scenes moments with one of the most beloved artists of all time. This highly anticipated triple-DVD set will be released in the U.S. on April 28 through Hip-O/Universal Music Enterprises arriving just i...

Greatest 'South Park' Episodes

3/12/2008 11:06am EDT
South Park
It's that time again…A new season of South Park is on the way. Yes, the four little boys from South Park have been offending, swearing, making us all think and making us all laugh for 12 years. We walked down memory lane, went through all the seasons and picked some of our favorite episode from each season (This wasn't as easy as it sounds since there were a couple of seasons that had 4 or 5 really good episodes). Here are our picks of the greatest "South Park" episodes:

Season 1:

Mecha Streisand (Episode 12)

Kyle's discovery at an archaeological dig catches the attention of Bar...

Rhino Gives Standing Ovation To Linda Eder

1/25/2008 8:00pm EST
Linda Eder
It's common for female singers to cite Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland as their influences, but it's quite a rare occurrence to encounter a woman who can take the songs of such legends and make them her own.

In her 26-year career, Linda Eder has far surpassed the role of admirer and has taken on Carnegie Hall, the Gershwin theater, and nearly all the stages of Broadway to become recognized as one of the great contemporary solo voices. Rhino Records applauds the Broadway great with a career-spanning, single-disc collection of her work. Linda Eder: Greatest Hits will be available Janu...

Blanchett Shines While 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' Burns

10/11/2007 10:35am EDT
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
It is hard to know what to expect when coming into Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a delayed sequel of a film that 10 years prior had been a heavy player at the Oscars. Back then, the film centered around the performance of Cate Blanchett, who stunned viewers with her complex portrayal of the loose cannon lover who becomes England’s famous virgin monarch. (A Queen and Oscar buzz? Sound familiar? It should! See Oscar Queen Facts at bottom of page.)

Blanchett does a superb job, but this film has a hard time finding its center and its pains dull the effort of a strong cast.


Nearly 8 Hours of Music Featured on MGM Musicals Anthology; Out April 25

4/17/2006 12:20pm EDT
Singin In The Rain
Movie music fans rejoiced in 1995 when Turner Classic Movies Music and Rhino Movie Music partnered for an exhaustive five disc collection featuring indelible musical performances from MGM's golden age. A decade and more than 200 classic movie soundtrack releases later, Turner/Rhino revisits the centerpiece of its successful ongoing partnership to create a truly definitive collection of MGM musical magic.

"That's Entertainment!" The Ultimate Anthology of MGM Musicals" expands the original landmark release with an entire disc of never-before-released music, and uses new technology to up...