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Voices For the Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids Arrivals

Darren Criss - Voices For the Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids benefit held at the St. James Theatre - Arrivals. at St. James Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 29th June 2015

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'Glee' Star Darren Criss Apologises For Onstage Caitlyn Jenner Joke


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‘Glee’ star Darren Criss has apologised for a reference he made to Caitlyn Jenner during a performance of musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway earlier in the week. The actor has been starring as the titular character in the current production of the Stephen Trask play at the Belasco Theate in New York since April and he is scheduled to continue the role until July 19th.

Darren CrissDarren Criss has been starring in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Earlier this week a theatre goer had tweeted, "Tonight, Darren Criss, as HEDWIG said, ‘man, woman, moman, wan, Bruce Jenner, whatever you are' and it was very distasteful." The tweet soon went viral and Criss faced backlash from other social media users, prompting him to issue an apology on his Facebook page.

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69th Annual Tony Awards Gala

Darren Criss and Alexander Sharp - The 69th Annual Tony Awards Gala held at The Plaza Hotel. at The Plaza Hotel,, Tony Awards - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015

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Darren Criss and Mia Swier

2015 Stars In the Alley Outdoor Concert

Darren Criss - 2015 Stars In the Alley outdoor concert held in Shubert Alley on Broadway. at Shubert Alley, - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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2015 Night At The Pier

Darren Criss and Gabriel Blau - Family Equality Council's 2015 Night At The Pier at Pier 60 - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

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Darren Criss and Gabriel Blau

Finding Neverland Opening Party Arrivals

Darren Criss - Opening Night after party of Broadway's Finding Neverland, sponsored by Brooks Brothers, Chase, iHeartMedia and USA TODAY, at the Metropolitan Club - Arrivals. at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 15th April 2015

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Fans Bid Farewell To 'Glee' As Series Takes Final Bow After Six Seasons


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It was a triumphant finale for ‘Glee’ on Friday evening, as the popular Fox series waved goodbye after six seasons. The two hour long finale episode titled ‘Dreams Come True’ packed an emotional punch, as viewers were remind of how far the characters had come, as well as being given a glimpse into their futures.

lea micheleLea Michele had her finally outing as Rachel Berry on Friday night's 'Glee' finale

The show’s first hour focused on the past, looking back to the formation of McKinley High’s Glee club back in 2009. It showed how each of the character fans had grown to love began life on the series as a misunderstood outcast.

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Review


Excellent

Like The Wind Rises, this Oscar-nominated Studio Ghibli animation is a proper cinematic epic, telling a sprawling story with artistry, invention and vivid characters that leave most Hollywood animated movies in the dust. It's based on a 10th century Japanese folktale that's packed with resonant themes, and it's been animated in a way that makes it look like a childhood storybook come to life. So even if it feels rather long at 2 hours 17 minutes, the visual minimalism is relentlessly beautiful.

The story begins in the countryside, where farmer Okina (James Caan in the English-language version) finds a tiny girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) in a bamboo stalk. Believing her to be a princess, he raises her with his wife Ouna (Mary Steenburgen). When he finds silk and gold in his bamboo grove, Okina decides that the gods want them to raise the now-teen girl in a more regal setting, so they all move to the capital, where she's officially named Princess Kaguya and becomes the most eligible girl in the kingdom, attracting offers from five wealthy men, plus His Majesty (Dean Cain) himself. But Kaguya is longing for the quieter life in the country, and misses her childhood pal Sutemaru (Darren Criss).

As it develops, the story becomes deeper and richer, offering hints as to where the events are headed, although nothing prepares us for the final-act sequence, which feels almost anachronistic in its surreally eclectic splendour. But by then, we have become completely engulfed in Kaguya's story, identifying with her longing to reconnect with the friends who used to call her "L'il Bamboo" because she grew up much more quickly than they did. This tension between sophisticated high society and rural simplicity adds an extra layer of meaning to the entire film, as does the running commentary about Japan's gender politics. And the hint of romance between Kaguya and Sutemaru offers further subversion of the social order.

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Lea Michele's Final Glee Song Promises To Be An Emotional Ending For Rachel Berry


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We knew it was going to be emotional, but even though the final episode of ‘Glee’ is still days away you might want to get your tissues ready now, as details of Rachel Berry’s final song have been revealed. Written by Darren Criss (who plays Blaine Anderson in the series), ‘This Time’ is an emotional ballad which reflects the character's personal journey over the show’s six seasons.

lea micheleLea Michele is preparing to say goodbye to Rachel Berry and 'Glee'.

“I wrote ‘This Time’ as a love note to all things ‘Glee’, Criss told Entertainment Weekly. “The show itself, the emotions of the people leaving it—both the characters and the actors themselves, the effect it had on everyone — I tried to cram all these ideas into a single person’s narrative.”

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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Trailer


Once upon a time in Japan, a bamboo cutter discovered a miniature girl inside the body of a glowing stalk of bamboo. When he took the girl home, he adopted her as his daughter, and decided that she must be a princess. The princess began to grow at an alarming rate, soon becoming a young woman. One day, the bamboo cutter discovered another glowing stalk and once again, decided to chop it down. Inside was enough gold for him to build a palace for his princess. But a princess with a palace needs a prince, and the little princess wanted only to return to her friends. The punishment for dishonouring the prince's request would be death, so the princess was forced to embark on a journey through love, life, and Japan, in search of her heart's desire.

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Lil Jon & Lena Dunham Want You To 'Turn Out For What' In 'Rock The Vote' Video


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What do Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne, Tracy Anderson, Whoopi Goldberg, Devendra Banhart, Ionna Gika and Gabriel Valenciano all want you to do? VOTE!

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Lil Jon wants you to 'Turn OUT For What'.

Read More: Lena Dunham Recalls Being Date Raped In College. 

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Lea Michele's Rachel Berry Will Return To Lead 'Glee' In Final Season


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Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, will be returning to Lima to lead the Glee club in the final season of the hit Fox musical comedy-drama Glee.

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Lea Michele's character Rachel Berry will return to Lima after failing to break into acting.

Read More: Glee Forced To Change Name After Copyright Dispute.

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Video - Zooey Deschanel Looked Super Smart In White At FOX Upfront - Part 2


'New Girl' star Zooey Deschanel was among the many film and TV stars that littered the proverbial red carpet at the FOX Upfront presentation held at The Beacon Theater in New York City. She was looking super pretty in a white peplum waist, long-sleeved dress with matching heels, minimal make-up and her hair in loose curls.

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The Wind Rises Trailer


Jiro Horikoshi is an aeronautical engineer whose childhood was filled with dreams about becoming a pilot. His poor vision meant that he would never realise his ambition, but he is encouraged to keep up his passion by Italian plane designer Caproni. Resolving to design aircrafts instead of fly them, Jiro studies the art at university, during which time he meets an attractive young woman named Naoko. Their relationship was born out of the dangerous circumstances of the Great Kanto Earthquake, throughout which they helped one another off a fast moving train. As their life together progresses, Naoko falls ill and Jiro struggles to bring in a regular income. He must succeed in the challenge of building the most exquisitely beautiful aeroplane in the world in order to get back on his feet, as his career could be the only thing he has left.

'The Wind Rises' is romantic, heart-wrenching animated adventure directed and written by the Oscar winning Hayao Miyazaki ('Spirited Away', 'Princess Mononoke', 'Howl's Moving Castle'). This Japanese drama, loosely based on Tatsuo Hori's 1936 short story 'The Wind Has Risen', features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci in the English version. It is due for release in the UK on May 9th 2014.

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The Wind Rises Trailer


When Jiro Horikoshi was a young boy, all he ever dreamed about was flying planes - at least he did until one night he came across Italian plane designer Caproni in one of his dreams, who subsequently told him that his poor vision means he'll never be a pilot. Jiro instead resolves to take up aeronautical engineering and design aircrafts himself . While at university, he meets a young woman named Naoko who he helps off a train during the Great Kanto Earthquake and the pair become close. His life begins to spiral, however, with his work projects becoming few and far between and Naoko's health deteriorating. But will Jiro finally realise his dream and build an aircraft of pure beauty? Or will his dream come crashing to the ground?

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