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Anna Deveare Smith Wins 2013 Gish Prize

18th January 2013

Actress Anna Deavere Smith has won the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her one-woman documentary stage shows.The former West Wing star, 62, has been handed $300,000 (£188,000) for "opening eyes, ears and minds"...

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Fascinating Fact 13707

5th July 2012

The Off Broadway revival of smash hit musical Rent is set to close this autumn (12). The show, which follows the lives of downtown New York artists at the height of the Aids epidemic, will...

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Efron Tips Hudgens During Rent Striptease

10th August 2010

ZAC EFRON showed his support for girlfriend VANESSA HUDGENS during her final performance in hit musical RENT on Sunday (08Aug10) - by cheekily tipping her $20 (£13) during a sexy striptease.The actress starred as 19-year-old...

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Harris Defends Hudgens In Raunchy Rent Role

7th June 2010

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS has defended his decision to cast VANESSA HUDGENS in his upcoming stage directorial debut RENT, insisting she will be "absolutely amazing" in the role.The former High School Musical star is set to...

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Scherzinger Joins Hudgens For Harris' Rent

4th June 2010

PUSSYCAT DOLLS star NICOLE SCHERZINGER is set to hit the high notes alongside VANESSA HUDGENS this summer (10) after signing up for a part in NEIL PATRICK HARRIS' stage directorial debut RENT.The Buttons hitmaker will...

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Hudgens Gives Harris' Rent A Boost

10th April 2010

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star VANESSA HUDGENS is to hit the high notes again as the star of NEIL PATRICK HARRIS' stage directorial debut RENT.The actress/singer will play Mimi in the musical when it hits the...

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Fascinating Fact 8881

1st March 2010

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER star NEIL PATRICK HARRIS is set to make his musical directorial debut when he helms a production of RENT at the Hollywood Bowl this summer (10). The actor, who previously...

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Diggs Stripped To Celebrate Movie Role

6th November 2007

Actor TAYE DIGGS once bared all to his RENT castmates on Broadway - "in a fit of excitement". The former Ally MCBeal star had just heard he'd landed a movie role in How Stella Got...

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Donaghy Lands Role In Rent

6th August 2007

British singer SIOBHAN DONAGHY has been cast in a new production of rock musical RENT on London's West End. The former Sugababes star will appear in the role of Mimi in the production at the...

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Lennox Gets `Intense' With Alanis' Sidekick

15th March 2007

ANNIE LENNOX is plotting a comeback after teaming up with ALANIS MORISSETTE's songwriter-producer GLEN BALLARD on her "most intense" album. The former EURYTHMICS star and Ballard are working on Lennox's first album in four years....

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Diggs Hates His Smooth Legs

6th December 2006

Actor TAYE DIGGS hates his hair-free legs - because friends always think he waxes or shaves them. The RENT star was given the Best Legs honour in high school, but the thrill of having smooth...

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Law + Order Star Robbed

1st November 2006

LAW + ORDER star JESSE L MARTIN became the victim of a crime while he was shooting new movie BUFFALO BUSHIDO in Buffalo, New York. The RENT actor's luggage and a stash of autographed photographs...

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Hall And Wife Spanger Split

25th September 2006

Former SIX FEET UNDER star MICHAEL C HALL and his wife of four years, actress AMY SPANGER, have separated. The couple met and fell in love while they were auditioning for the first national tour...

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Idol Contestant Broadway Bound

24th August 2006

AMERICAN IDOL finalist CONSTANTINE MAROULIS is heading to Broadway to join the cast of THE WEDDING SINGER in September (06). Maroulis will play the title character's best friend, SAMMY, on the New York City stage...

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Parker Rubbishes Pregnancy Rumours

27th April 2006

SARAH JESSICA PARKER has rubbished rumours she is pregnant with her second child. The actress provoked gossip after she hid her tummy in an Empire-waist gown and refused alcohol at the 10th anniversary performance of...

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Rent Cast Reunites For Benefit

5th April 2006

The original Broadway cast of RENT will reunite for one night only in New York City to mark the 10th anniversary of the award-winning musical. The 24 April (06) performance at the Nederlander Theater will...

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Dawson: 'Hollywood Is Using Me'

29th March 2006

Actress ROSARIO DAWSON claims Hollywood is deliberately employing an increasing number of Latin American performers to appeal to the growing number of Spanish-speakers living in America. The 26-year-old, who has starred in RENT and SIN...

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Imperioli Returns To Law + Order

16th March 2006

American actor MICHAEL IMPERIOLI is set to return to hit US TV show LAW + ORDER for one episode. Imperioli, who has played CHRISTOPHER MOLTISANTI in THE SOPRANOS since it debuted in 1999, will reprise...

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Potter's Film Breaks $200 Million In America

28th November 2005

HARRY POTTER's latest adventure has passed the $200 million (GBP111 million) in just 10 days in America, thanks to a second staggering week at the box office. The film, HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET...

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Fascinating Fact 534

19th November 2005

The 15 original cast members of hit musical RENT are planning a 10-year anniversary concert in April (06) to raise cash for late show creator JONATHAN LARSON's Performing Arts Foundation and various New York Aids...

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Idina Calls On Butt Patrol For Bottom Scenes In Rent

19th November 2005

Actress IDINA MENZEL hired RENT castmate ROSARIO DAWSON's mother as an unofficial butt checker for scenes in which she bared her backside to real-life husband TAYE DIGGS. Menzel recreated her Broadway role of MAUREEN...

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Columbus: `Rent Has A Big Aids Message For Kids'

19th November 2005

Director CHRIS COLUMBUS hopes teenagers dash out to see his new movie musical RENT because he's convinced it will put them off having unsafe sex and taking drugs and protect them from Aids. The...

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Lewis' Virile Dog Amuses Dawson

2nd April 2005

ALEXANDER star ROSARIO DAWSON has a tough time with her boyfriend JASON LEWIS' dog whenever she walks him - because he attempts to have sex with everything he comes across. The actress is currently...

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Dawson Changes Diet For Boyfriend's Dogs

30th March 2005

Actress ROSARIO DAWSON is so committed to her boyfriend JASON LEWIS' dogs, she's altered her diet so they can live with her. The 25TH HOUR star is currently in San Francisco, California, shooting the...

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Mel B Tries To Revive Tv Career

13th January 2005

Former SPICE GIRL, MEL B is desperate to revive a two-year-old TV project in a bid to get her flagging career back on track. The WANNABE star recently enjoyed success in Broadway musical RENT,...

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Diggs' Wife Menzel Injured In Stage Fall

10th January 2005

Actor TAYE DIGGS' wife IDINA MENZEL is nursing a cracked rib, after falling though a trap door during the Saturday (08JAN05) matinee of her Broadway musical WICKED. The show, a prequel to THE WIZARD...

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Taye Diggs Hit With Hate Mail

7th December 2004

Actor TAYE DIGGS has been the target of vicious hate mail because of his interracial marriage with Broadway star IDINA MENZEL. The New York Police Department's Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the threatening letters...

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Sopranos Star Goes Straight In Cop Role

3rd December 2004

THE SOPRANOS star MICHAEL IMPERIOLI is going straight by playing a cop in upcoming episodes of hit police drama LAW + ORDER. The EMMY-winning actor, who plays ruthless mafia thug CHRISTOPHER MOLTISANTI in The...

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Lachey Mark's Brother's Rent Debut With Pricey Watch

17th September 2004

Pop hunk NICK LACHEY and his wife JESSICA SIMPSON treated his younger brother to a customised diamond-encrusted watch to mark his debut in Broadway production RENT. Former 98 DEGREES singer DREW has just begun...

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