Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson has wed again. The Glee actor exchanged vows with entrepreneur Jason Landau at a friend's estate in Encino, California on Saturday evening (13Sep14).
Jackson tells People.com, "This means a new beginning for us. It was love at first sight and this is just the culmination of that."
The 39-year-old star wore a black Calvin Klein tuxedo while Landau was styled by John Varvatos.
Guests included Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Alicia Silverstone.
Cheyenne was previously married to Monte Lapke from 2011 to 2013. The actor met Landau in rehab last year (13). They announced their engagement in February (14).
Jackson says, "We've both been through a lot in our lives. We got sober together. Now we sing and we dance together. It blows my mind."
Zachary Quinto, Neil Patrick Harris and Jesse Tyler Ferguson attended a glitzy gala in New York City on Monday night (16Jun14) to raise funds for The Trevor Project. The TrevorLive event brought together leading gay celebrities to raise awareness and bring in donations to support the charity's work with young members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community who are in crisis.
Star Trek actor Quinto and Juno star Ellen Page, who went public with her sexuality earlier this year (14), were among the speakers at the event, along with Harris, who attended with his partner David Burtka, and Modern Family star Ferguson, who was with his producer husband Justin Mikita. Other attendees included actor Cheyenne Jackson and his fiance Jason Landau.
After the bash, Harris took to Twitter.com to write, "Had such a wonderful time tonight at TrevorProject Live. So impressed by this organisation. Please support them, or at least learn more."
The event was hosted by comedienne Wanda Sykes, while The Huffington Post creator Arianna Huffington was honoured with the Trevor Hero Award for her work in support of gay rights.
There is a new trend of films, both maintream hits and cult favorites, being turned into successful Tony Award winning musicals. Some might say there are no new ideas and creativity is dead. Others may delight in seeing the movies they love set to song and dance. It seems like nothing is exempt from the treatment, from Disney cartoons like The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, to heartwarming dramas like Newsies and Billy Elliot, and off-the-wall comedies like Monty Python and the Holy Grail (which begat Spamalot). There’s even an off-Broadway musical of the cult flick Heathers. It's getting some decent traction with its stylish production design and hilarious lyrics. Does this mean it could be the next toast of Broadway?
Some of the strangest films have gone on to become majorly successful musical. Here are some of the strangest and most fun:
Despite a memorable soundtrack and the magic of Olivia Newton John (ONJ) and The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), this film wasn’t commercially successful and was panned by critics. Heck, it even inspired John J.B. Wilson to create The Razzie Awards. However, it did make a wildly fun Broadway musical. The adaptation poked fun at some of the more bizarre parts of the film like ONJ’s love for roller-skates and leg warmers and some major plot holes. Greek muse Clio (Kerry Butler) goes undercover as a mortal named Kira with a thick Australian accent to inspire dim-witted artist Sonny Malone (Cheyenne Jackson).
The quirky British comedy drama finds a son inheriting his father’s shoe factory. When he befriends a drag queen Lola, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (yes, that Chiwetel Ejiofor) he gets an idea to save his factory. The film also features Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost. The award-winning musical version has songs penned by Cyndi Lauper (who won her first Tony for the show — she's just an Oscar away from EGOTing now!) and story by Harvey Fierstein.
Reese Witherspoon throws the whole notion of "dumb blondes" out the window when sorority girl Elle Woods goes to Harvard Law School. This highly addictive musical features Laura Bell Bundy as Elle, along with major dance numbers, insanely catchy sing-a-long moments, and fresh additions to the original story. Smash star Christian Borle appears as Elle’s dorky love interest Emmett. The series did not win a Tony but it did find a lot success and even aired in its entirety on MTV.
John Waters' edgy comedy about the 1960s race relations and dance series already had musical numbers, so all it needed was that extra touch. The 1988 film starred Ricki Lake, Divine, and Debbie Harry. It spawned a musical that won eight Tony Awards. It starred Harvey Fierstein and Glee star Matthew Morrison. Xanadu star Butler and Legally Blonde’s Bundy also had roles in this obscenely popular musical. Not only did the musical clean up some of Waters more edgy themes but it somehow managed to inspire a movie musical based on a musical based on a movie. It can best be described as:
Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson and Glee star Jane Lynch are set to take on classic standards for a Mad Men-themed concert at Los Angeles' famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. The seventh and final season of the Emmy-winning drama starring Jon Hamm kicked off in America on Sunday (13Apr14), and on 26 April (14), fans can enjoy a night of music inspired by the hit show.
Jackson, Lynch and X-Men beauty Rebecca Romijn will all make their Walt Disney Concert Hall debuts in a show titled Music of the Mad Men Era, a one-night-only performance.
The trio will be backed by the L.A. Philharmonic orchestra as they sing classic tunes from the 1950s and '60s, including tracks by artists Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
A representative for actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson has confirmed he is set to wed for a second time, six months after ending his first marriage. The former Glee and 30 Rock star previously tied the knot with physicist Monte Lapka in 2011, but they split last August (13) after 13 years together, and Jackson went on to find love with fellow actor Jason Landau.
They went public with the new romance in October (13) and now they are heading down the aisle.
A spokesperson for Jackson tells People.com, "We can happily confirm the news."
Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is reportedly engaged to her actor beau Jason Landau, just six months after she split from ex-husband Monte Lapka. The former 30 Rock star is set to wed Landau, a source tells UsWeekly.
The couple went public with its romance in October (13), just two months after Jackson announced he and Lapka had "mutually decided to divorce".
Jackson and Lapka married in September, 2011 after 11 years together.
Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson has opened up about the breakdown of his marriage and confirmed rumours he is seeking help for an alcohol addiction. The Glee star stunned fans on Thursday (01Aug13) after releasing a statement to announce he and his husband, physicist Monte Lapka, are ending their relationship after 13 years together.
In a candid radio interview on The Frank DeCaro Show on Friday (02Aug13), Jackson expressed his sadness about his divorce, but heaped praise on Lapka by branding him "a wonderful man".
He said, "Yeah, it is a sad thing. It's a sad thing anytime a relationship ends. We had a good long run, almost 13 years. Like (the statement) we released yesterday, it was mutual and it was amicable. He is a wonderful man. It's a sad personal thing.
"Sometimes, I guess, I'm a little naive to think that people will even care, but they do. So, you have to understand the significance that your relationship had to other people. I know that our marriage meant a lot to other people. That's not lost on me, and I respect that."
When the Broadway performer was quizzed about speculation he is attending Alcoholics Anonymous, he insisted it was "pretty f**ked up" the story had leaked but confirmed, "That happens to be true."
He explained, "You know what, I own it. I'm proud of myself. My life is great... It's sad right now because we're both going through something that's really painful, but that's life...
"I started my recovery last summer and it became something I really wanted to focus on in my life and repairing relationships in my family and such. So, this is a really, strong, beautiful time for me, personally. It also is a very sad time because I am going through a divorce."
Glee star Cheyenne Jackson has split from his husband, two years after the pair married. The former Broadway performer and physicist Monte Lapka have been together for 13 years, and they wed in New York in September 2011, three months after same sex unions were legalised in the state.
However, a representative for the star has now confirmed the relationship is over.
The spokesperson says, "Cheyenne Jackson and his husband Monte Lapka have mutually decided to divorce. The couple have been together for 13 years and were married in New York state two years ago. It is an amicable parting and, understandably, a private matter."
Science-fiction author and screenwriter Richard Matheson has died at the age of 87. The writer passed away at his home in Calabasas, California on Sunday (23Jun13).
Matheson penned dozens of novels, short stories and screenplays that became hit movies like The Incredible Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, The Legend of Hell House and I Am Legend - and he also adapted his own short story Duel for a 1971 Steven Spielberg TV movie.
Hugh Jackman's 2011 movie Real Steel was based on one of the writer's short stories and he wrote the screenplay for 1983's Jaws 3-D. He also appeared as a senator in The Godfather: Part II - one of only a handful of acting roles.
Matheson also worked on episodes of TV series Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Cheyenne and Wanted Dead or Alive.
Paying tribute to her dad, his daughter Ali writes on Facebook.com, "He was funny, brilliant, loving, generous, kind, creative, and the most wonderful father ever... I miss you and love you forever Pop and I know you are now happy and healthy in a beautiful place full of love and joy you always knew was there."
In our quest to bring you the best TV content, sometimes we have to look... backwards. That's why we have Thursday TV Throwback, wherein each week our staff of pop culture enthusiasts will be tasked with bringing back some of the best television clips that have been forgotten by time, space and the general zeitgeist.
This week, just in time for heart-meltingly wonderful Parks and Rec’s wedding, we're remembering our favorite past TV nuptials. Ben and Leslie’s “I do’s” are sure to be an instant TV classic, so what better way to honor their love then by taking a look back the best and brightest moment of wedded television bliss. From a Shaft-themed dance, to a snow-covered NYC wonderland, read on for all our favorite TV walks down the aisle.
Leanne Aguilera, Friends: We certainly cannot have a list of the best TV weddings without this perfection of a ceremony. Monica and Chandler’s wedding was the epitome of what made Friends such a classic and heart-warming show. There are too many amazing things to write about this scene, so I suggest you sit back, relax, and just watch all the wonderment unfold below.
Michael Arbeiter, Taxi: Unlike the rest of the entries on this list, Andy Kaufman’s first Taxi wedding did not in fact introduce a heartwarming marriage into the canon of the show. In need of a green card, Caspiar-born Latka Gravas endured a quick hitch to a good-natured prostitute… one whom he would never see again. But luckily, we would be seeing more of another new character present at the ceremony: Jim Ignatowski, the drugged-out reverend played by Christopher Lloyd who’d become a series regular from that point on.
Sydney Bucksbaum, Boy Meets World: Corey and Topanga may have gotten married in Season 7 Episode 7 of Boy Meets World, but the relationship at the center of the episode was Corey and Shawn. Both were afraid that the marriage would change their friendship, and the pent-up and unresolved issue resulted in a physical fight at the nuptials! Of course, their friendship survived the major step of Corey and Topanga’s marriage, and the wedding was beautiful and moving – but honestly, would you expect anything less from the brilliance that was BMW?
Alicia Lutes, Dr.Quinn, Medicine Woman: I spent many a Friday night tucked in at my grandparents' house, a plate of chicken and broccoli on my lap and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman on the TV. My grandmother & I were obsessed. So when CBS presented its two-hour, two-part epic where — finally! — Dr. Michaela Quinn (Jane Seymour) and Harlequin-esque "friend of the Cheyenne" Byron Sully (Joe Lando) got hitched, it was big doings. Any show where your favorite lead characters take a stroll down the aisle is going to be The Best, but turns out the town of Colorado Springs (circa 1870) also thought it was The Best, as it was the biggest thing to happen in that tiny frontier town. Plus Dr. Quinn was a lady doctor in a time where lady-doctors were not exactly de rigueur — a career woman getting to have it all! Sure there was plenty (plenty!) wrong about the show, but '93 was a simpler time, my friends. And thus my unrealistic expectations about life and love were born.
Aly Semigran, Everybody Loves Raymond: Maybe it's because TBS reruns it every other week (ditto the episodes where they go to Italy) that I've just watched it more than any other TV wedding but I always get a kick out of Robert and Amy's nuptials on Everybody Loves Raymond. It wasn't just nice that the big lunk finally got his act together and married Amy, but their wedding had all the elements of a great sitcom wedding: funny (of course their mother was going to butt in) and sweet (who knew Ray had such a touching speech in him?) and a choreographed Elvis dance number.
Kelsea Stahler, Friends: I've never been a fan of over-the-top TV weddings. They always feel more contrived than the first kisses and last-minute, exasperated declarations of love. But on Friends, when free spirit Phoebe married wonderful weirdo Mike, they did so with Calypso drums in the middle of a freezing street with Ross holding an impossibly smelly old dog. It was sweet, awkward, and practically perfect in every way.
Abbey Stone, Full House: I still firmly believe there is no love purer than that between Jesse Katsopolis and Rebecca Donaldson (the only except might be the aforementioned bond between Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt). When I watched Jesse — thankfully sans the Monkey Puppets — serenade Rebecca with his song "Forever" during their ceremony on Full House, I firmly set my wedding expectations at an unrealistic level. Although, come to think of it, John Stamos is single again...
Kate Ward, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Now this is a story all about how… Isaac Hayes appeared at Will Smith's wedding? Well, at least his first attempt at a wedding with Lisa. Angry that Phillip wouldn't allow the pair a small ceremony, Will and Lisa escape to Las Vegas for some funky nuptials. Can you dig it?
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"Move along, Cheyenne, next pasture's always so green. Driftin' on, Cheyenne, don't forget the things you have seen. And when you settle down, where will it be, Cheyenne...?" The Old West of the 1860s is the backdrop for these stories in the life of Cheyenne Bodie, frontier scout, wise in both the ways of the Cheyenne Indian and the white man, who attempts to battle injustice.