@Debsplaining true. Baby steps.
Don and Sally Hollars' family are all grown up and they live alone. They have two sons and John lives in New York at works as an artist attempting to make a name for himself. Their other son, Ron lives closer to home and up until recently lived with his wife and their young family but now his marriage has fallen to pieces and he's alone.
When Sally falls ill, the family reunites and John leaves his heavily pregnant girlfriend, Rebecca, in the city whilst he pays a visit to the family home. Once back in the small town he grew up in, it seems the family matriarch is much more ill than they all first presumed.
Spending time in hospital, John is quickly submerged into his old family and all the issues that comes with them - not only that but he must deal with his ex-girlfriends new partner who's also his mother's nurse.
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A rising young Broadway star, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, has died after a fall from a fire escape. The 21-year-old was the youngest and only African-American actor to play Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables' on Broadway.
Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste has died at the age of 21. Baptiste made history in July of this year by becoming the first African-American to be cast as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. He was also the youngest actor to play the role on Broadway.
Will And Grace actor Debra Messing was amongst those to mourn Baptiste.
Continue reading: ‘Les Miserables’ Broadway Star, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Dies Aged 21
Groban's hilarious 2011 video singing Kanye's tweets went viral - and he came back for round two this week!
The divisive front-runner in the Republican presidential nomination race has unleashed more than a few puzzling tweets into the public domain down the years, ranging from the self-promotional to the political to the just-plain-odd.
Josh Groban followed up his brilliant Kanye video by singing some of Donald Trump's best tweets
Kat Dennings and Josh Groban - American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Radio City Music hall, Tony Awards - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015
The singers teamed up on 'Phantom' classic 'All I Ask Of You'.
Josh Groban goes back to what he knows best on his latest album 'Stages'; a collection of re-hashed mesmerising showtunes from all the best musicals, and on which he also got the chance to team up with three-time Grammy award winner Kelly Clarkson.
Josh Groban teams up with Kelly Clarkson in 'Stages' album
Groban is joined by Clarkson on track five 'All I Ask Of You'; a song famously sung by the characters Christine, Raoul and the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom Of The Opera'. It has to be said, this new version is rather remarkable, with Clarkson's almost unrecognisable pipes rivalling those of even its most famous singer Sarah Brightman.
Their third album 'Wilder Mind' stormed to the top of the charts with nearly a quarter of a million sales in its first week.
As was widely expected, folk-turned-rock group Mumford & Sons have raced to the top of the American Billboard charts, selling nearly 150% more than its nearest rival in the process. Wilder Mind, their third album, sold 249,000 copies in its first week to claim the Number 1 spot, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The figure isn’t anywhere near as large as the first week sales for their last record Babel, which shifted a whopping 600,000 units back in 2012, and remains the biggest sales week for a guitar album this decade.
Mumford & Sons top the Billboard Albums chart once more
Continue reading: Mumford & Sons Score Second U.S. Chart Topping Album
The country ensemble sold over 200,000 copies of their fourth album 'Jekyll + Hyde' to ease to the top of the American charts.
There’s change at the top of the American albums chart this week as the Zac Brown Band enters at Number 1 with its fourth LP Jekyll + Hyde.
The eight piece ensemble notched up their third consecutive Billboard chart topper by selling 228,000 copies, including track equivalent and streaming equivalent sales, in the week ending May 3rd, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
These are impressive sales figures for the group, which previously had Number 1 albums in 2012 with Uncaged and 2010 with You Get What You Give. Jekyll + Hyde contains two popular singles already, one being the Chris Cornell collaboration ‘Heavy is the Head’ and the other the country-flavoured ‘Homegrown’.
Continue reading: Third Straight Number One Album For The Zac Brown Band
The song pays tribute to the late ‘Furious 7’ star Paul Walker.
Wiz Khalifa is on top of the UK chart for a second week with his Paul Walker tribute single ‘See You Again’ from the Furious 7 soundtrack. According to the Official Charts Company the single added another 142,000 combined chart sales to its total tally this week, after becoming the fastest selling single of the year so far.
Wiz Khalifa’s 'See You Again' is spending a second week at the number one spot.
‘See You Again’ has also broken its own record as the UK’s most streamed record ever, with 3.72 million listens in the last seven days, beating last week’s total of 3.68 million. “I was really honoured to be asked to be a part of this song in paying tribute to Paul Walker. I hope we did him proud,” the rapper told the Official Charts Company after retaining the number one spot.
Josh Groban - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
'Frozen' star and Broadway sensation Idina Menzel was seen arriving at the Variety Power Of Women Luncheon in New York alongside singer-songwriter Josh Groban. The event took place to honour the efforts of women in the public eye who have some way contributed to the world be it as an artist, businesswoman or humanitarian.
Oscar winner signs up to poverty awareness campaign
For five days next week, the Oscar-winning actor and director Ben Affleck will be living on $1.50 per day, in a bid to help raise awareness over global poverty issues. The Good Will Hunting star has signed up to the Live Below The Line appeal, which describes itself as a “a campaign that’s challenging the way people in the U.S. think about poverty — and making a huge difference,” Time magazine reports.
Affleck isn’t the only big name celebrity to take part in the challenge though; singer Josh Groban is taking part, as is the actress Sophia Bush and the celebrity chefs Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos. The World Bank has estimated that 1.4 billion people on the planet live below the extreme poverty line, which is estimated to be the equivalent of around $1.50 per day in the United States.
Ben Affleck: about to take on the $1.50 per day poverty challenge
Ben Affleck is following the likes of Hugh Jackman and Tom Hiddleston by living off just $1.50 per day.
Oscar-winner Ben Affleck has announced he will live on just $1.50 a day as part of the Global Poverty Project's Live Below The Line campaign. The Argo director is following the lead of Hugh Jackman, who successfully lived on the same amount for the campaign in 2011, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Affleck - a long-time charity campaigner - took to Twitter to show his support. "1.4 billion people live on less than $1.50/day. I'm joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?," he tweeted. The challenge is meant to "give a glimpse into the lives of 1.4 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line every day - and who have to make $1.50 cover a lot more than food," according to the organizaton's website.
Jonah Hill, Katie Couric and Justin Bieber's Scooter Braun also tweeted their support for the case, while musician Josh Groban has raised $4,700 so far after commitment to spending just $1.50 per day on food and drink. "In today's world, extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair. Live Below the Line demonstrates the problem in a concrete way, while raising money to address the problem." Thor: The Dark World actor Tom Hiddleston posted a video of himself on his fifth day of the challenge. The clip shows Tom in his kitchen with a simple baked potato for lunch. He also tweeted his meals throughout the challenge, which included boiled rice with vegetables, and an omelette with kidney beans. "Profoundly aware that to live truly #belowtheline I would have to forego many & various privileges....," he tweeted in April, adding, "To live truly #belowtheline I would have to surrender the roof over my head, gas, electricity, and clean, running water."
Continue reading: Can Ben Affleck Really Live On $1.50 A Day?
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@Debsplaining true. Baby steps.
@Debsplaining and their refusal to tow the line embarrasses their party's president who already has very little respect. I call that good.
@Debsplaining while I agree with the first part, Trump threatened them. They've sent a message that he doesn't dictate even his own party.
And yes maybe some wish it was even worse, but it wasn't a rubber stamp, and it's going away, and that is a momentary win.
Thank you to those house republicans who were brave enough to know that party line isn't an excuse for bad legislation for all Americans.
Sometimes Fiddler sing-a-longs happen at stage door. https://t.co/Nn5ioHt30I
@nicoleackman16 thanks Nicole!
@chantalkreviaz we miss you and yours too!!!
RT @MeredithFrost: Extraordinary work by Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley. These are pencil drawings. https://t.co/xo5m7wYqb0 https://t.co/ub…
😭 I love you @dave_malloy and grateful every day for your work https://t.co/3eT1TrvsiM
Happy #NationalPuppyDay to my best friend in the whole wide world. https://t.co/LgcPG2jogx
@SaraBareilles @HenryBGottfried 🔥THE PASSION🔥
RT @mattyglesias: The group proposing to cut breast cancer screening, maternity care, and contraceptive coverage. https://t.co/CxsrxZmcqz
RT @ABC: Revised GOP health bill still leaves 24 million more uninsured by 2026, CBO report says. https://t.co/0w3jIAtBdp
Came offstage and saw the news. Stand strong, London our hearts are broken with you on Broadway tonight.
RT @MarkHarrisNYC: Tennessee Williams must be rolling over in his grape. #SaveTheNEA https://t.co/RYM82v7gkc
@StevePasquale 🎵was it red? No no noooo no!🎵
@andthatumbrella @joshgad thank you!!!!
RT @CAsymphony: The budget for NEA, NEH, and PBS combined = .002% of the national budget. #ArtsAdvocacy #SaveTheNEA https://t.co/TOCIozGgG9
RT @AlarmWillSound: When the Future is Uncertain, Look to Arts Education https://t.co/7IfbkmL4VC
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