John Cameron Mitchell, the actor who created German cross-dressing rocker Hedwig for outrageous musical Hedwig & The Angry Inch, is set to reprise the role on Broadway. He'll replace Dexter star Michael C. Hall, who is currently playing the transgender Hedwig, for a limited eight-week engagement, beginning on 21 January (15), at the Belasco Theatre.
The hit show picked up four Tony Awards earlier this year (14), including Best Musical Revival and a Lead Actor trophy for Neil Patrick Harris.
Harris was replaced by Andrew Rannells, and Hall took over from him.
Mitchell says, "I am in equal parts thrilled and terrified to be returning to Hedwig. Fifteen years ago she kicked my butt so hard that I quit acting. But, like an expertly facelifted ex-wife, she's lured me back. The killer new work by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannels and Michael C. Hall has left much larger pumps to fill. Here's hoping I don't need a walker by the end of the run."
Mitchell wrote the show with composer Stephen Trask and starred in an off-Broadway production in the mid 1990s. He also directed and starred in the 2001 movie version.
When Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth broke off their engagement in September of 2013 rumors flew about who Miley moved on with. Though recent photos seem to have proven that she has a new leading man, we've got a timeline of the men Miley has been linked to.
1. Mike Will Made-it
Sources revealed to Us Weekly that Miley had been dating her Bangerz producer, Will Made-it shortly after her split from Liam. Sources claimed that the producer, 25, and singer, 21, made time to see each other despite her being on tour.
Though Miley told Ellen Degeneres that she didn't have time to date right now and was "obsessed with being alone," they were rumored to be kissing and grinding at her album release party just a month after the break up.
2. Benji Madden
The guitarist of Good Charlotte, Benji Madden, and Miley were caught making out and leaving the club together on Halloween of 2013. They were apparently introduced to each other at Adam Lambert's party that night.
Other sources claimed they were only "party pals" and that Miley wasn't "into him like that." Sources seemed to believe that the pair was a one-time-only thing.
3. Kellan Lutz
This January, Kellan Lutz, 28, and Miley were rumored to have a "quick fling." According to E! News, eyewitnesses saw them making out in Las Vegas and Miami. Other sources said that they were "never serious" and that it was always meant to be a short-time, fun thing.
The Twilight actor did talk to Ryan Seacreast on his KIIS FM radio show saying that he had been friends with Miley for about six years, and they had the same friend group. He clearly still thought well of her, because he called her a "cool, secure woman."
4. Theo Wenner
The son of Rolling Stone founder, Jann Wenner, was rumored to be dating Miley around November of 2013. Theo, 26, had dated celebrities in the past and was called a "ladies' man" by his classmate, Nick Clifford.
Theo actually photographed Miley topless for the October Rolling Stone cover story. Sources claimed that she was interested in Theo ever since. They claimed she even left a Saturday Night Live party early to hang out with him.
5. Jared Leto
In January, Jared Leto, actor and 30 Seconds to Mars front runner, was seen with Miley at the Clive Davis' pre-Grammys bash. From there, sources began to tell US Weekly that the pair was "hooking up" and having sleepovers at his house in Los Angeles.
Sources also stated that the pair had a lot in common: "They like to have a good time, they love to talk about art and music- and they're both comfortable with nudity!" This sparked rumors that the pair were getting closer, but no comment was ever made from either party.
6. Douglas Booth
After a photo was snapped of Miley and her LOL costar, Douglas Booth, in West Hollywood, people automatically decided the actors were dating. Sources claimed they were "laughing and flirting" with each other at Soho House and that they looked "very intimate" with each other.
Douglas quickly shut that down by telling E! News at the Toronto International Film Festival that she was just a friend.
7. Patrick Schwarzengger
We've all seen the photo of the pair kissing on the sidelines of the USC game, but they have been inseparable ever since. According to E! News, there was a dinner date on Friday and another date at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood on Saturday evening. Eyewitnesses say that "they seem so happy together!"
Diana Ross and Meghan Trainor have signed up to mentor the finalists on the current season of U.S. talent show The Voice. Music legend Ross, breakout pop star Trainor, as well as Colbie Caillat and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump are heading to the singing competition as guest mentors to 10 aspiring singers.
They join an A-list roster of stars who have already appeared as mentors on the current season, including Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, Alicia Keys, Gavin Rossdale and Little Big Town.
The new batch of mentors will help coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani advise their remaining contestants.
Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka have landed a joint job modelling for a top fashion brand. The couple appears together in new commercials for menswear brand London Fog.
A spokesperson for the campaign tells WWD.com, "We wanted a couple, and they to us really represented a modern iconic Hollywood couple. (Harris and Burtka) are very much a Hollywood iconic couple of today... We have a smart consumer. We think they'll get it. We don't think there will be an issue... I think it will play well. It's a beautiful, powerful, intimate moment, and it's still a fashion campaign."
The How I Met Your Mother star married Burtka in September (14).
A handful of The Sopranos castmates will reunite to induct James Gandolfini into the New Jersey Hall Of Fame on Thursday (13Nov14). Vincent Curatola, who will present the formal induction, will be joined by Tony Sirico, Aida Turturro, Vincent Pastore, show creator David Chase and director Timothy Van Patten at the event in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
The late actor's widow, Deborah Lin, will accept the posthumous honour on his behalf.
Jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, U.S. newsman Brian Williams, girl group The Shirelles and former U.S. basketball star Patrick Ewing will also be honoured at the event.
Gandolfini passed away in June, 2013.
Actor Steve Buscemi mocked New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio over his policies during a speech at an awards show in the Big Apple on Monday (10Nov14). The Boardwalk Empire star received a prize at the Made in New York Awards for his contribution to the city's arts industry, and he was handed the trophy by De Blasio.
Buscemi took the opportunity to poke fun at the mayor and lambast his tough policies on motorists, joking that he had been due to film an appearance in a video round-up of the nominees, but missed his slot due to the low speed limits.
Buscemi said, "I was going there (to film) and I was driving 25 miles per hour and I was late," before adding "I was safe. And that's a good thing."
Other honourees at the event included Neil Patrick Harris, comedian Louis C.K., actress Rosie Perez, and Sex and the City producer Jane Raab.
Hollywood actress Emma Stone wowed audiences in New York City on Tuesday night (11Nov14) as she made her Broadway debut in Cabaret.
The Amazing Spider-Man star has taken over the role of Sally Bowles from fellow Hollywood star Michelle Williams, appearing opposite Scottish actor Alan Cumming in the hit revival of the classic Kander & Ebb musical.
Stone made her debut just days after her 26th birthday on 6 November (14).
In the run up to the show, she received a good luck message from Neil Patrick Harris, who recently concluded an acclaimed run in Broadway play Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
He wrote in a message on Twitter.com, "Welcome to Broadway, Emma Stone! Can't wait to see your Sally Bowles in @Cabaret_Musical, starting tonight. Break a leg. And a heart (sic)."
Stone's co-star Cumming also posted a video on Instagram.com to mark her first night in the show, but later took to Twitter to reveal the performance had not been quite as successful for him as he hurt his arm onstage. The Good Wife star writes, "I banged my arm tonight in @Cabaret_Musical and so I am going to monitor its bruising and swelling (sic)."
Steve Buscemi and Neil Patrick Harris are to be honoured for their contribution to the arts in New York City with the Made in NY Award. The actors, along with comedian Louis C.K., actress Rosie Perez, and Sex and the City producer Jane Raab, are among the individuals who will be feted for their significant contributions to the city.
Meanwhile, documentarian Albert Maysles, whose credits include The Rolling Stones' tour chronicles in 1970's Gimme Shelter and 1976's haunting Grey Gardens, will be handed the Mayor's Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The honourees will be feted at a ceremony in Brooklyn on 10 November (14).
Miley Cyrus has sparked rumours of a new romance with Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick after she was photographed leaving his apartment in Los Angeles on Halloween (31Oct14). The Wrecking Ball hitmaker broke off her engagement to The Hunger Games hunk Liam Hemsworth last year (13) and now reports suggest she has started dating 21-year-old Patrick Schwarzenegger.
The pair was snapped together outside his pad on Friday, and a source tells Us Weekly magazine, "They spent Halloween at the Roosevelt Hotel, then went to her house for the night."
However, the insider claims the rumoured couple's budding relationship is casual, adding, "He's seeing where it goes, but he likes her!"
Cyrus was linked to actor Douglas Booth over the summer (14), but the actor insisted the provocative pop superstar, his co-star in 2012 teen drama LOL, was "just a friend".
We've watched their characters fall in love on the big screen and in our living rooms. We cried as we watched them endure heartache and unrequited love. We cheered when someone made the first move and they overcame obstacles. Who says true love can only happen in the movies? Here are 14 pairs of actors we believe have too much chemistry and history to not be together in real life. We must wait patiently until they realize their happy ending.
14. Keira Knightely and Orlando Bloom
It was there tortured, forbidden relationship in Pirates of the Carribean that hooked us in 2003. The beautiful pair couldn't stay away despite the difficult circumstances. If nothing else is worth it, they should get together just because the kids would have great hair.
13. Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey
In so many ways, Grey's Anatomy is one of the most heart-breaking shows out there. With characters like Izzie Stevens and Lexie Grey undergoing so much loss, it was important to have Meredith and Derek to cheer us up. We think Patrick's silliness would be the perfect balance to Ellen's toughness!
12. Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski
It's this couple that we got so attached to when they were on TV, we can't let them go We've grown with Pam and Jim over the years and gotten to watch their relationship unfold. We beg you, Jenna and John, to grant us that same pleasure again!
11. Ellen Page and Michael Cera
In Juno, Ellen and Michael play an adorably young and naive pair that despite everything, really cared for one another. The actors' quirky personalities and sweet dispositions would work just as well in real life, in our opinions. Ellen's recent coming out speech, though eloquently said and so touching, may pose a problem for this pair.
10. Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling
On-screen, Piper and Alex cannot get away from one another. Despite their ability to poorly influence each other, the two are drawn to each other. Laura even admits that the chemistry with Taylor is there when she interviewed with After Ellen. Here's to hoping the same magnetic pull is between the two actresses!
9. Jennifer Aniston and David Scwimmer
Ross waited so long for Rachel to love him in Friends ,that we're not giving up hope on this one. Even though it's been 20 years since Friends aired, we believe in the powerful and patient love that David and Jennifer will one day experience!
8. Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick
One of TV's most monumental couples was the once-surprising pair of Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass. At first Blair's high maintenance and Chucks elusiveness made them seem destined for failure, but they defied obstacle after obstacle and ended up together. How do they not see that Leighton's sweet feminity and Ed's tough masculinity would be optimal?
7. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
A favorite couple of all times, Kate and Leonardo's chemistry is evident time and time again. Whether it's their long-time friendship or Kate's comment that "Leo is my love of my life," we can't let go of the talented and beautiful pair.
6. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson
This one is less because of the actors chemistry together, but more for the fantasy of Harry and Hermoine dating in real life. The fictional couple was so important to so many as they were growing up, that we believe Emma and Daniel should suck it up and date for the fans!
5. Zoey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
This quirky pair has felt right since they starred in (500) Days of Summer together. According to HelloGiggles, Zoey's website, the pair have know each other since 2000. They even sang in a YouTube video together. If the way they make music is any indicator of their relationship success, we can tell you it's going to be beautiful.
4. Amy Poehler and Adam Scott
Ben and Leslie proved that friendship is the the best foundation for any relationship. The wedding episode as well as the entire "I love you, and I like you" concept has taken the viewers by storm. Amy said in a recent Q&A with Reddit that she thinks Adam "is a great actor, he's a great kisser, has a GREAT head of hair," so maybe her infatuation can grow with time like Leslie's did.
3. Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel
Throughout the many seasons of How I Met Your Mother, Lily and Marshall remained one of the most stable and fun couples on TV. They were never overly romantic and were always being goofy with each other. Alyson and Jason's humor and comfort with each other after nine seasons must be able to translate outside of work.
2. Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
Between Runaway Bride and Pretty Woman, this unstoppable pair had us truly feeling the depths of their on-screen love. Richard's characters were always taken by Julia's characters' spirit and joy, so we don't see why that would change off set!
1. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
The Notebook has gone down as one of the most-beloved romance movies of our time. For good reason! Rachel and Ryan's passion and chemistry with one another is unmistakable. The pair even reinacted their kiss when they won the MTV Best Kiss Award in 2005 and as well as dated until 2007. Sorry, Eva Mendes, but these too are clearly meant to be.