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Michelle Williams suffering sleepless nights on Broadway

April 1st, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Michelle Williams
Actress Michelle Williams is suffering sleepless nights as she makes her Broadway debut in a new revival of Cabaret, confessing she accepted the job without "thinking things through".

The Brokeback Mountain star admits she has a tendency to act on impulse and jumped at the chance to take on the all-singing, all-dancing role of Sally Bowles, a part made famous by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film adaptation of the production, but the shy actress failed to consider how nervous she would be performing in front of a live audience night after night.

She tells the New York Times, "I'm still losing...
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Jennifer Lopez to receive GLAAD honour

March 24th, 2014 11:20am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez will receive the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.
The singer-and-actress will be presented with the honor, which is given to "artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community" at a ceremony in Los Angeles next month, and one of the reasons she was chosen for the accolade by the gay rights organisation is her role as producer on 'The Fosters', a TV series about a lesbian couple raising a family of biological, adopted and foster children.
Sarah Kate Ellis, pr...
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Ellen DeGeneres branded 'transphobic'

March 4th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Ellen DeGeneres has been branded a "transphobic" after she made a joke at the Oscar Awards on Sunday (03.02.14).
The talk show host - who is openly gay - has been criticized by fans after she joked that Liza Minnelli looked like a drag queen at the glamorous event, held in Los Angeles, at the weekend.
Ellen, who was hosting the awards, said to Liza at the ceremony: "Hello to the best Liza Minnelli impersonator I've ever seen", before adding, "Good job, sir."
Viewers took to Twitter afterwards to hit out at Ellen for her remark.
Bruce LaBruce wrote: "I did not appreciate Ellen's mean joke ...
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The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards

March 3rd, 2014 9:17am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards
Stars packed the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Viewers tuned in to see the winners, but the red carpet fashion is always one of the highlights of the show.

Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") stunned in a sky blue Prada gown, while Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") dazzled in Armani Prive.

Although she didn't take home a trophy, Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") was a winner in a crimson strapless Dior dress.

Angelina Jolie disappointed in a sheer, sparkly Elie Saab dress that would have been...
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Liza Minnelli drops out of prime time advert

January 15th, 2014 4:20am EST
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli dropped out of shooting an advert which aired during the Golden Globes, despite being appeased with a host of diva demands.
The 67-year-old screen icon was set to film the Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops commercial, which promotes their throat lozenges, in September last year but cancelled after claiming it was "too much pressure".
Her decision to pull out of the project comes after she demanded a rider which reportedly included two cartons of cigarettes, a $400 coffee service, black Egyptian cotton towels, a body scale, a food scale, six cases of Bai antioxidant drink, no...
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Liza Minnelli: 'If McConaughey doesn't win an Oscar he can have mine'

January 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli is so convinced Matthew Mcconaughey will win his first Oscar for his role as an AIDS victim in Dallas Buyers Club she plans to give the actor her trophy if his name isn't called at the Academy Awards.

McConaughey is a critics' favourite to land a Best Actor nomination and many film buffs believe he'll take home gold in March (14), and Minnelli agrees.

At a Focus Features luncheon for Academy members at New York City's Monkey Bar restaurant on Monday (06Jan14), the Cabaret star, who hosted the event, told guests, including McConaughey and co-star Jared Let...
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Liza Minnelli performs with broken wrist

October 15th, 2013 6:20am EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli performed with a broken wrist last night (10.14.13).
The 67-year-old star took to the stage with her half-sister Lorna Luft - who is battling breast cancer - for a cancer research event, despite breaking her wrist in three places while rehearsing at home on Sunday night (10.13.13),
The entertainer was determined to please the crowds at the Birdland jazz club New York City and support her sibling despite doctors' orders warning her not to perform, insisting she should instead give her wrist time to heal.
She said: "Nothing was going to stop me from coming here tonight. Lorna ...
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Liza Minnelli eager to join cast of Boardwalk Empire

August 12th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli has appealed to producers of Boardwalk Empire to cast her in the hit TV series after they invited the veteran entertainer to record a song for the show's soundtrack.

The Cabaret singer/actress, 67, is lending her distinctive vocals to the score for the upcoming fourth season of the period drama, and she admits landing a small part on the Prohibition-era programme would be a dream come true.

She tells the New York Daily News, "I was so thrilled to be asked to work on this project for an amazing show, with such wonderful people involved.

"Now I can only hope they would ask me...
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Jennifer Lopez and Alan Cumming feted for AIDS charity work

June 14th, 2013 5:14pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez and Alan Cumming were the toast of the 2013 amfAR Inspirational Gala on Thursday (13Jun13) when they were feted for their tireless philanthropy efforts.

Guests including Uma Thurman and Liza Minnelli gathered to salute the pair at The Plaza hotel in New York, where they were treated to a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Vogue magazine contributing editor Andre Leon Talley was on hand to present Lopez with the Humanitarian Award in recognition of her work with the amfAR organisation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and her own Lopez Family Foundation, while Scot...
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2013 Tribeca Film Festival Kicks Off With Premiere Of 'Mistaken For Strangers'

April 18th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Robert Di Nero
The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival got off to a rockin' start last night with the world premiere of the film "Mistaken for Strangers," a rockumentary following the indie band The National. The star-studded event was held at New York's downtown BMCC; guests included festival co-founder Robert Di Nero, Liza Minnelli, Adam Goldberg and Mira Sorvino.

The city's staple independent film festival runs from now through April 28th. Limited tickets are still available at http://tribecafilm.com/festival

Check out the trailer and more photos from the premiere.

The National

Riley Keough

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Liza Minnelli To Guest Star On 'Smash'

November 13th, 2012 6:31pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Singer/actress Liza Minnelli is heading to the small screen to make a guest appearance on hit music drama Smash.

The TV show revolves around the creation of a Broadway musical and now producers have recruited real-life theatre icon Minnelli to star and perform an original song with actor Christian Borle during an episode entitled The Surprise Party, which will air next spring.

Executive Robert Greenblatt says, "Liza Minnelli is the essence of a multi-talented, singular show business sensation, particularly for her extraordinary contributions to Broadway. So what could be more fitting th...
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10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

May 21st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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You would think after a few attempts at marriage that some celebrities would have more of a success rate with the third time around, but that doesn't seem to be the case for these 10 celebs that have been very successful with their careers, but not so successful with their marriages.

In fact there are a couple on the list that have taken the sacred vows eight times. Spoiler Alert! They are all still alive so favorites like Elizabeth Taylor who married eight times and Zsa Zsa Gabor who married nine times are not on the list.

But the cool thing is that you can make assumptions about who wil...
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Ankle Injury Forces Liza Minnelli To Pull Out Of 'Hot In Cleveland'

February 10th, 2012 11:45am EST
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli has been forced to pull out of her role in "Hot In Cleveland" due to an ankle injury.

The star was due to fly to Los Angeles to shoot a cameo in the sitcom next week but she's bowed out citing health issues.

She has been told not to travel after a recent X-ray scan confirmed her ankle has still not completely healed following an accident at her home in November.

Producers are now scrambling to find a replacement for Minnelli, who was due to play an eccentric talent agent.

A spokesperson tells TVGuide.com Minnelli hopes to make a future appearance on the TV series.
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10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

February 9th, 2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...
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Liza Minnelli Refused To Let Encephalitis Take Away Her Speech & Ability To Walk

October 12th, 2011 9:36am EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli "rehearsed" herself back to health after suffering brain encephalitis in 2000 and learning she'd probably never speak or walk again.

The entertainer spent three days laughing uncontrollably before aides realized there was something seriously wrong with her and she was hospitalized.

Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show on Tuesday, she recalled, "I don't remember anything... but I do remember a team of doctors saying, 'Liza... you will not walk again and you may not be able to talk but you're alive, and, for the attacks of brain encephalitis you had - you had 16 seizures, t...
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Liza Minnelli Visits 'Wonderful' British Holocaust Center

September 23rd, 2011 4:20pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli paid a visit to Britain's first Holocaust center earlier this week in a bid to raise awareness of the "wonderful" venue.

The Cabaret star listened intently during a question and answer session, hosted by 83-year-old Arek Hersh, who survived concentration camp Auschwitz, as she sat among school students at the facility.

The singer/actress also toured an exhibition at the center in Nottinghamshire, England, as well as a garden covered in white roses in tribute to those who lost their lives during the Holocaust.

Minnelli tells Britain's The One Show, "It...
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Liza Minnelli Lands Icon Prize At Silver Clef Awards

July 2nd, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli put her superstar status down to "hard work" as she picked up the Icon prize at the Silver Clef awards in London on Friday.

The veteran entertainer was the toast of the annual ceremony, organized in conjunction with music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins, but she remained humble about her success as she accepted her trophy.

She said, "I'm just a hard worker... I say be a hard worker so when luck meets preparation you're ready. It feels weird to be described as an icon but it's flattering. This organization recognizing the power of music is sensational."

The evening also s...
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James Franco Honored At AIDS Charity Gala

June 15th, 2011 8:27am EDT
James Franco
James Franco was honored for his humanitarian work at a star-studded AIDS charity event in New York on Tuesday.

The Spider-Man star received the Piaget Award of Inspiration for his philanthropy and contributions to men's style at amfAR's second annual Inspiration Gala.

He says, "I'm still a little unsure why I'm being honored, but I'm glad that I'm here and I'm glad that I can help. It's certainly a cause that I believe in."

Designer Michael Kors was also among the honorees at the city's Museum of Modern Art and he stepped onstage to accept the Award of Courage.

Jennifer Hudson, Cou...
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Alice Cooper Considered Killing Elvis Presley

June 8th, 2011 7:57am EDT
Alice Cooper
Hell raising rocker Alice Cooper once considered shooting Elvis Presley as The King was showing off his gun collection, but the late legend kicked the pistol out of his hand and pinned him to the floor.

The School's Out hit-maker was once invited to meet Presley in a Las Vegas hotel and knew he was in for bizarre evening when he got into an elevator to the suite with Liza Minnelli and porn star Linda Lovelace.

Cooper was left stunned when the Jailhouse Rock icon showed him a loaded pistol he kept in a kitchen drawer - just moments after Presley's security team had frisked him for weapon...
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Liza Minnelli To Duet With Lady Gaga?

February 24th, 2011 4:28pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli is eager to team up with Lady Gaga in the studio after she was blown away by the pop superstar's "phenomenal" performance in New York on Tuesday.

Gaga personally invited the Cabaret star to her Madison Square Garden gig - and then insisted on a face-to-face meeting backstage before the show.

The 64 year old even received a special shout out from Gaga during her set - the Poker Face singer told fans she would never lip-sync, "not with Liza watching."

And now Minnelli is a big fan: "She was wonderful. She asked me to come backstage before the show, which I thought was pheno...
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Happy 70th Birthday, Faye Dunaway!

January 14th, 2011 9:02am EST
Faye Dunaway
Hollywood legend Faye Dunaway celebrates a milestone birthday on Friday as she turns 70 years old.

The Oscar-winning actress broke into acting in the 1960s on the Broadway stage, before going on to film some of the most iconic movies of all time.

To wish Dunaway a very special 70th birthday, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the onscreen siren:

- She was born Dorothy Faye Dunaway on a farm in Bascom, Florida in 1941.

- The actress has been married twice - from 1974 to 1979 to Peter Wolf, lead singer of rock group The J. Geils Band, and from 1984 to 1987 to British photographe...
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Liza Minnelli: 'I'm Never Getting Married Again'

January 4th, 2011 12:47pm EST
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli has ruled out ever walking down the aisle again - because she's convinced she isn't "meant to be married."

The veteran performer is a four-time divorcee but admits she has stopped looking for a fifth husband - because, at the age of 64, she is finally beginning to enjoy being single.

And the Cabaret star reveals she now wants to date a number of different men, instead of settling down with just one partner.

She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I've learned that I'm never getting married again. There's no good reason for it... So I intend to have a 17 year old whose name I d...
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Unemployed Lawyer Brandy Kuentzel Wins 'The Apprentice'

December 10th, 2010 8:17am EST
Brandy Apprentice
The back-to-basics 10th season of NBC's "The Apprentice" came to a nail biting conclusion last night. This past season, Donald Trump put 16 candidates hit hard by the economic times through the ringer and only one of these candidates came out the victor.

Last night, Donald Trump revealed that Brandy Kuentzel, an unemployed lawyer from San Francisco, won the coveted title of "The Apprentice."

Brandy Kuentzel was hired over fellow finalist Clint Robertson, of Ft. Worth, Texas, after a dynamic boardroom showdown. Brandy will now be working closely with Don Jr, Ivanka and Eric Trump on mer...
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Gene Simmons Slams Simon Cowell

November 23rd, 2010 8:29am EST
Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons wants Simon Cowell's job - he's convinced he would make a better judge on the TV mogul's reality singing contests because he has real experience in the music industry.

The Kiss rocker has joined a string of stars, including Elton John and The Who's Roger Daltrey, who have taken aim at Cowell and his hit TV competitions. Simmons insists he is "more qualified than anybody" to dole out advice on the programs, which he claims will never discover any new music legends like Jimi Hendrix or Robert Plant.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I think I could be the sole judge on The X Fa...
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Elton John Advises Lindsay Lohan To Ditch 'Pampering' Rehab Centers

October 21st, 2010 1:21pm EDT
Elton John
Elton John is urging Lindsay Lohan to swap "pampering" rehab centers for a tough "boot camp" treatment course - because the troubled actress needs serious professional help with her problems.

The British singer spent years battling alcohol and drug demons and endured numerous stints in clinics as he attempted to kick his addictions. The Rocket Man admits he can empathize with Lohan, who has spent this year in and out of prison and rehab as she tries to get sober, but fears she may be taking the wrong approach to her treatment.

Lohan is currently a patient at the Betty Ford clinic in Ca...
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Donald Trump Is Enthusiastic About New Season Of 'The Apprentice'

September 15th, 2010 10:20am EDT
The Apprentice 2010
If there is one word to describe Donald Trump’s feelings about the new season of “The Apprentice” it’s optimistic. “Well, I think it’s the best ‘Apprentice’ that we’ve done since Season One,” says Trump who is host and also executive producer. “I think the field [of candidates] is terrific. It’s a better plot in terms of bad times versus good times.”

The plot to which Trump is referring is the new focus of the show in terms of the contestants who are competing for a chance to land a job in the Trump Organization. All 16 contestants have somehow been affected by the recent economic downturn...
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Tila Tequila's New Hairstyle Is Better Than Her New Single

July 21st, 2010 10:00pm EDT
Tila Tequila
Tila Tequila posed for photographs outside of Vendon night club in London on Monday after performing her new single "I Love My DJ" aka "I $#@%ed The DJ." What do you think of her new bob hairstyle? We can't exactly say we're fans of it, but it's gotta be better than her music! (You can find the song on YouTube - it's NSFW).

The reality TV star will not be appearing on the upcoming season of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" despite rumors she was the first one to sign up. However, Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel, Jeremy London and Leif Garrett are among those checking in.

Producers of t...
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Bonnie Pointer To Join 'Celebrity Rehab'

June 4th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Bonnie Pointer
Pointer Sisters star Bonnie Pointer will join Tila Tequila, former Playboy Playmate Shauna Sand and rapper Bizzy Bone on reality TV drama Celebrity Rehab, according to reports.

The 59-year-old Slow Hand singer, who has a history of drug abuse, has signed up for televised lockdown sessions with celebrity counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Filming on the latest series of the program was halted earlier this week after producers failed to draw enough big names to tackle their demons in front of the cameras. TV bosses failed to persuade Liza Minnelli and Lindsay Lohan to check in.

However, the sho...
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Shauna Sand To Join 'Celebrity Rehab?'

June 4th, 2010 8:38am EDT
Shauna Sand
TV executives have reportedly signed former Playboy Playmate Shauna Sand to appear on "Celebrity Rehab" in a desperate bid to save the shelved reality show.

The latest series of the program, fronted by celebrity drug and alcohol counsellor Dr. Drew Pinsky, was halted earlier this week after producers failed to draw enough big names to tackle their demons in front of the cameras.

TV bosses failed to persuade Liza Minnelli with a reported $500,000 fee to appear as the series' big name, after Lindsay Lohan also rebuffed a $1 million offer.

A rep for Minnelli says, "Liza Minnelli, who is beg...
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Liza Minnelli Wanted For 'Celebrity Rehab'

June 2nd, 2010 5:30pm EDT
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli has rejected a six-figure deal to appear on reality show Celebrity Rehab.

The TV program, fronted by celebrity drug and alcohol counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, was shelved earlier this week after producers failed to sign up enough big names for the upcoming season of the show.

Now, a day after Lindsay Lohan reportedly turned down $1 million to appear on the show, TMZ.com reports Minnelli has been approached to lead the line-up after allegedly seeking help for alcohol addiction in 2004.

The Cabaret singer/actress has "no interest" in doing the show but Celebrity Rehab producer...
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