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It's been 25 years since Miss Saigon's original production made its debut in London. To celebrate the occasion, a Gala performance took place at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. Those of us who couldn't be there to see stars Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Bowman and others take the stage to celebrate the musical aren't out of luck though.
There's more than one way to participate in a fandom, as fanatics the world over likely know. Some participate in cosplay, others write fan fiction. And some people collect, as is the case for this Mexican Harry Potter fan, who's accumulated so much Harry Potter paraphernalia, he's made the Guinness World Records.
Oh, I'm sorry did you think there was no way a light bulb commercial might turn you on? Well, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! have set out to prove you wrong by slathering Jeff Goldblum all over an ad for
Some books are a bit too mature for middle school, but does John Green's The Fault In Our Stars apply? According to six of the seven people in California's Riverside Unified School District's book reconsideration committee, it does, as the novel, which centers on a terminally ill teen who falls in love was banned by the Riverside, California school system's middle school library.
Hermione Granger has become a real-life hero. More specifically, Harry Potter star Emma Watson stood before the United Nations in New York City as a UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador to deliver a speech about gender equality. This was the launch of He For She, an initiative that calls men to join with women to fight gender discrimination in all its forms. And already she's finding famous fellows for this fight.
It might sound simple and like a whole lot of fun to stand around in a costume all day and take pictures for tips, but dealing with drunk and/ or unruly people is a special kind of nightmare. Just ask the dude who plays Spider-Man in Times Square. He allegedly got his butt grabbed by some madman, and when he fought back, he was promptly taken to human jail.
In the world of Harry Potter, a witch or wizard's Patronus is a very personal and powerful thing. Conjured by a mixture of magic and a person's happiest memory, the energy force takes the form of an animal, which can be guided to ward off Dementors and Lethifolds. Harry's Patronus is a stag, while Ron Weasley's is a Jack Russell terrier.
U2 has a new album, and if you have an iTunes account, you already own it. Apple dropped a few big pieces of news today, including the unveiling of the "bigger than bigger" iPhone 6, the anticipated Watch and the news that not only has U2 dropped a brand new album, titled Songs of Innocence, but it's already in the iTunes libraries of all 500 million+ iTunes customers worldwide, just waiting to be downloaded (for free).
Facebook users have apparently been participating in a trending status update that asks readers to list the ten books that have stayed with them. Facebook compiled the data submitted and came up with 100 books that top the list. Holding the #1 spot is J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. That's followed by To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
As long as people are Tweeting mean things at celebrities, it seems Jimmy Kimmel will be there to get some of those famous people to read those mean Tweets aloud and really put the jabs into perspective... or at the very least, allow us to laugh at their reactions. The latest installment to the "Mean Tweets" segment has NFL players reading the nasty things people have said about them on Twitter.
Some dogs eat clothes. And for a dog who doesn't discriminate against garments as a form of potential sustenance, a sock might make for a good snack. But we all know snacking's better in moderation. There's a difference between one or two socks and say, forty-three of them. Or forty-three and a half, which is the number of socks one Great Dane ingested and had to have removed from its stomach.
Night owls in Suquian, China caught a glimpse of a man flying out of a fifth floor window earlier this week. Sadly, the wannabe superhero’s moment of glory abruptly ended after his cruising altitude quickly dropped and he crashed into a roof almost immediately.
Beloved comedienne, former talk show host and constant spitfire Joan Rivers spent her life making people laugh, cringe and under all circumstances, feel something. Today, she made everyone turn and look one more time when she quietly passed away at the age of 81.
The internet has been all aflutter lately since news got around that naked photos of various female celebrities were circulating online due to the efforts of a hacker. How exactly did this happen? At least some of the blame seems to be pointed toward iCloud, Apple's online storage service. Apple says they've done an investigation on the matter, and they're now claiming that iCloud itself wasn't breached.
We talk about Kickstarter quite a bit here on Cinema Blend, as the crowdfunding website is used to raise money for movies, video games and more. But now shit is getting real, as the most insanely awesome cooler has broken a record and become the highest earning project in Kickstarter’s five-year history, with over $10.9 million raised as of this writing.