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JODIE FOSTER IN NEW THRILLER 'HOTEL ARTEMIS'

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HOTEL ARTEMIS


Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, HOTEL ARTEMIS is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista.

NJPAC PRESENTS 'LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS'

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Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo in a live performance of his Tony-nominated hit, Latin History for Morons, as part of a Netflix special filming at NJPAC, June 28th - 30th, 2018.


A sold-out run at the Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A 2018 Tony Award nomination for best play on Broadway. Chalk it all up to the mad genius of acclaimed writer and actor John Leguizamo.


When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, Leguizamo seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3,000 years of history – from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Menudo, and taking on the characters in all of it – he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. “A funny and surprisingly poignant quest for the perfect Latino hero,” writes The New York Times.


This is Leguizamo’s firs…

THE WILLIE NELSON AARP MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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LOS ANGELES, CA — The first in a series of “American Icon” exclusive interviews, Willie Nelson reflects on his life’s trajectory from small-town Texas to the country music mecca of Nashville, the friends he made along the way and his focus on only the essential things in life. With a rich, varied, textured life well-lived and career spanning over 50 years, he is one of the biggest stars in country music. The outspoken musical legend has also endured his share of heartache, from the tragic death of a son to three failed marriages. Even with a 32 million dollar IRS tax bill and drug busts weighing him down, he pulled himself up by the bootstraps and carried on.


When questioned about his secret to life in an intimate interview with AARP The Magazine (ATM), Nelson says, “It’s simple. Do what you want to do. If I don’t want to do it, forget it. But if I do want to do it, get out of my goddamn way.”


Nelson’s words are a testament to such a life that includes smoking a joint on the White …

MCGOWAN GETS JUSTICE BY WEINSTEIN INDICTMENT

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**** DIRTY HARVEY WEINSTEIN ****





E! NEWS -- Rose McGowan is speaking out after Harvey Weinstein was indicted on rape and sex crime charges.

In a new Instagram posted Wednesday evening, the actress and CITIZEN ROSE star reacted to the grand jury's decision made earlier today in a New York City courtroom.

"INDICTED. FINALLY. I've been indicted by the media he's bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us," Rose began in her social media post. "What would others say about you if they didn't know who you were? Who I am has been told to the world for me in magazines, newspapers, blogs, videos, tabloids."

She continued, "The narrative of me—my story—has been sold to you as a work of fiction. The media often cuts you when they can, especially if they've been paid off to–the journalists and reporters who are safe in their cubicles and do not have to drown in your tears or see the bruises. All they see is numbers. Views. Ra…

JEAN SHAFIROFF STUNNING @ EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO

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Jean Shafiroff Striking in a Spectacular Blue Ballgown at the El Museo del Barrio Gala in New York City.


Once again the celebrity philanthropist Jean Shafiroff stunned the crowd at the El Museo del Barrio Gala. For this year's El Museo Gala held at the Plaza Hotel recently.  Ms. Shafiroff wore a couture gown by the designer Victor dE Souza. Her blue and green gown was hand embroidered and resembled a flower about to bloom. Jean Shafiroff attended the Gala with the designer Victor dE Souza.



Founded in 1969, El Museo del Barrio specializes in Latin American and Caribbean art, with an emphasis on works from Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community in New York City. El Museo del Barrio, often known simply as El Museo (the museum) is a museum located towards the northern end in the neighborhood of Museum Mile, immediately north of the Museum of the City of New York and south of the future Museum for African Art. For. more information go to www.elmuseo.org.

Photos Courtesy Of: BFA / E…

SUTTON FOSTER 'TAKE ME TO THE WORLD' ALBUM

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New York, NY– GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, will release Take Me to the World — the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster — on Friday, June 1. Customers that pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the album’s second single. “I’m on My Way / On My Way” is a medley of one of Sutton’s signature songs from the musical Violet, combined with the traditional spiritual. The album is being released in conjunction with the fifth season of the critically-acclaimed TV Land series “Younger,” which returns on Tuesday, June 5. To pre-order the album.


Take Me to the World features Sutton’s signature vocal stylings on classics written by musical theater luminaries including Stephen Sondheim (“Take Me to the World”), Cole Porter (“Give Him the Ooh-La-La”), and Kander & Ebb (“A Quiet Thing”), as well as legendary pop songwriters such as Paul Simon (“Old Friends / Bookends”) and James Taylor (“You Can Close Your Eyes”…

THE VIEW: ELIZABETH WARREN TALKS DONALD TRUMP

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren On The View


Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks immigration, Trump's campaign spying claims, North Korea summit & Sen. Warren reacts to Pres. Trump blaming "horrible law that separates children from [their] parents" on Democrats:


"The fact that children are being torn out of the arms of their mothers is on Donald Trump's head and nobody else's!"


Sen. Warren says Pres. Trump is attempting to "undermine" American institutions with claims his campaign was spied on:


"As Trump hears the hoofbeats, that [the Mueller investigation's] getting closer to him, he's throwing everything he can in the road." "I want to see America find a way to help move North Korea to denuclearization — that's hard!" Sen. Warren says of the summit. "You gotta have a plan, and you've gotta have people to execute ... I want to see a plan and I want to see America succeed."



Trump Slammed For Memorial Day Tweet On Th…

ABC CANCELS 'ROSEANNE' OVER RACIST TWITTER

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CNN'S TAKE ON ROSEANNE BARR


ABC has cancelled the revival “Roseanne.”

The move comes after series star Roseanne Barr made a comment on Twitter Tuesday morning referring to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett as the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.” Jarrett, an African-American, was born in Iran to American parents.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger voiced his support for the cancellation, tweeting “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”


Before the cancellation Wanda Sykes, who worked as a consulting producer on the first revival season, announced she would not be returning for the show’s next season.


GO WORK FOR DONALD TRUMP ROSEANNE!

SOUTHAMPTON HOMES BEHIND THE HEDGES TOUR

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See Southampton Homes Behind the Hedges: Tour participants will experience six extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history from colonial days to present. Participants also have the opportunity to tour the 1648 Thomas Halsey Homestead and Saint Andrew’s Dune Church. A champagne reception catered by Sant Ambroeus will follow the tour at 4:30PM at the Rogers Mansion.


Houses on the tour include:



Village Gem 

This handsome home sits on nearly an acre, property where Captain E. Halsey, after his last whaling voyage on the Ship Franklin, built a home in 1848. Today’s house and grounds boast all the amenities of modern times, while giving a nod to the property’s rich history. Smaller rooms retain a cozy, traditional look, while a spacious wing with glass-paned French doors is light-filled and furnished with a sofa and chairs that beg to be sunk into.



On the Waterfront

This gabled home, with its soft-grey exterior palette and pebbled circular drive, makes a d…

KATHARINE MCPHEE EXTENDS RUN IN 'WAITRESS'

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The producers of Broadway’s hit Waitress announced today that Katharine McPhee will take another shift at the pie diner when she extends her engagement, returning to the show from July 5 – August 19. She made her Broadway debut in the show on April 10; her current engagement ends on June 17.


Katharine McPhee is currently making her Broadway debut in Waitress. Since vaulting to fame as a captivating singer on “American Idol,” Season 5, she’s become a successful recording artist, landing numerous songs and albums on Billboard’s pop, jazz, holiday and adult-contemporary charts. Her latest album of timeless American standards “I Fall in Love Too Easily” was released by BMG in 2017. As an acclaimed actress, she was the breakout star of the 2013 NBC-TV musical series, “Smash,” Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). She is currently starring in the hit CBS dramatic series “Scorpion.” Katharine has long dreamed of appearing…

NJPAC ANNUAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE - A MLK CELEBRATION

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Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents MLK Celebration. Be inspired by the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at NJPAC’s annual musical tribute, an all-star gospel celebration featuring CeCe Winans, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise, and a special guest speaker to be announced on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:00 PM.

This year’s celebration will feature 12-time GRAMMY Award winner CeCe Winans, one of the best-selling female gospel and R&B artists of all time. Winans has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold in excess of 5 million albums in the U.S. alone. Her latest recording, 2017’s Let Them Fall in Love, was described by Positively Gospel as “a vibrant, soul-stirring masterpiece.”

Since the release of his self-titled, 2012 debut album and its smash hit single, “Testimony,” singer, songwriter and arranger Anthony Brown has become one of the newest gospel stars on the sce…

PORCELAN 'LOIS LANE' MADE IN MEMPHIS VOCALIST

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PORCELAN "LOIS LANE"



The newly released lyric video link to "LOIS LANE", the official second single from R&B-Soul Chanteuse, PORCELAN. "LOIS LANE" is the latest delivery from the Made In Memphis Entertainment vocalist after making a mark on the music scene with her chart-topping debut single, "The Real Thing Don't Change", written by R&B Songwriter Hall of Famer, David Porter.


The beautiful ballad is based on the comic book character, "Lois Lane" who's beau is no one other than Superman. The song was written by DeNarious Holmes and produced by Hamilton Hardin. "Every woman wants a strong man in their lives that makes them feel secure," mentions Porcelan. "The ideal fancy is to be swept off your feet and protected by a strong man who will rescue you from anything that can bring you harm, and Superman's love for Lois Lane, symbolizes that," she adds.

PORCELAN is currently on her national promot…

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE CONFIRM 23 CITY TOUR

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Florence + the Machine


NEW YORK, NY – Florence + the Machine confirm a 23 city North American fall headline tour today, kicking off August 5 in Montreal, QC and including stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Barclays Center. Further dates include Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and more.

Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for select dates before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. local time, through Thursday, May 31 at 10 p.m. local time. Visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.

Florence + the Machine’s hugely anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope—co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and featuring contributions from Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu, Jamie xx and Thomas Barlett—is out June 29 on Republic Records. Watch the A.G. Rojas-directe…

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO @ NEW JERSEY PAC

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Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the five-time GRAMMY-winning a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo – “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the world” – makes a welcome return to NJPAC.


Nelson Mandela once famously labeled Ladysmith Black Mambazo “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World,” and that description has continued to follow this acclaimed, all-male ensemble through a career that’s repeatedly taken them to the top of the world music charts.


Since they were first introduced to an international audience on Paul Simon’s classic 1986 Graceland LP, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has gone on to earn a whopping 19 GRAMMY Award nominations and five wins, the most recent this year for “Best World Music Album” for Shaka Zulu Revisited.


Tickets to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo go on sale Friday, June 1st at 10 AM. For tickets visit NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or the NJPAC Box Office.


NJPAC
One Center Street Newark, New Jersey 07102



BEST MUSICAL 'MEAN GIRLS' BREAKS BOX OFFICE

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The Tony-nominated Best Musical Mean Girls, produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, has broken the August Wilson Theatre box office record (previously held by Jersey Boys) for an eight performance week, grossing $1,565,923.70 for the week ending May 27, 2018.


Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.


Mean Girls on Broadway is now nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; Best Book for Tina Fey; Best Original Score for Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin; Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for Casey Nicholaw. Fey is this year’s Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Book of a Musical and the show has already received eight Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards including Favorite N…

DAKOTA FANNING IN SNOW WHITE FASHION @ LAX

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Dakota Fanning was photographed in virgin white fashion as she ran through LAX International Airport in Los Angeles, California yesterday.


Photo By: John Misa/MediaPunch

'MACHETE' DANNY TREJO FLYS THE FRIENDLY SKYS

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Danny Trejo was all smiles when we spotted him at LAX International Airport in Los Angeles, California yesterday.


Some of his Hollywood films include, Heat (1995), Con Air (1997), and Desperado (1995), the last with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez. Trejo is perhaps most recognized as the character Machete, originally developed by Rodriguez for the Spy Kids series of movies and later expanded into Trejo's own series of films. He has appeared in TV shows such as Breaking Bad, The X-Files, The Flash, and Sons of Anarchy.

Photo By: John Misa/MediaPunch

JEAN SHAFIROFF COVER IN FASHION MANNUSCRIPT

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**** Her love of giving knows no bounds. Those are the first seven words in the- know New Yorkers would use to describe philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. As Elise McCabe Thompson, president of the New York Mission Society notes, “When it comes to giving, Jean Shafiroff leads the pack.”
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Jean Shafiroff not only sits on the board of the New York Mission Society, but seven other organizations as well, an impressive number given the commitment each one takes. From the New York Women’s Foundation to the French Heritage Society the presidents, chairmen, and CEOs of these organizations echo McCabe Thompson’s sentiment. Of Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira, president and CEO of the The New York Women’s Foundation powerfully proclaims, “She sets forth a path for philanthropists, new and old, to reflect on their values and discover their own philanthropic identity.” Elizabeth F. Stribling, chairman of the French Heritage Society, agrees: “Jean epitomizes the values of a true philanthropist; she is generous, cari…

HGTV LODGE CELEBRATES CMA FEST IN NASHVILLE

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NEW YORK -- Now in its seventh consecutive year, the HGTV Lodge will once again welcome country music’s hottest stars to the network’s popular and unique venue at CMA Fest in Nashville. From Thursday, June 7 – Sunday, June 10, the 3,500-square-foot HGTV Lodge will offer festival-goers the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, including live musical performances by popular artists Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Kip Moore, Lee Ann Womack, Lee Brice and Luke Combs. In addition, CMA and Grammy award-winning artist and Food Network star, Trisha Yearwood, will bring her Facebook Live show, “T’s Coffee Talk,” to the HGTV Lodge, allowing fans around the world access to this intimate CMA Fest experience. HGTV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers), Leanne Ford (Restored by the Fords), Page Turner and DeRon Jenkins (Flip or Flop Nashville) and Dave and Kortney Wilson (Music City Fix) also will make special appearances throughout the festival.


The HGTV Lodge also will host performances w…