There's nothing like a new dame: Come February, Bernadette Peters will take over for Bette Midler in the Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!"
"I cannot imagine leaving Dolly Levi in better hands than those of Bernadette Peters," Midler said in a statement released by the Shubert Theatre. "She has created more historic roles in more legendary musicals than any living Broadway star, and most of the dead ones, too. I cannot wait to see her in the show from my very expensive premium seat in Row G which I know I will have to pay for."
At the same time Peters takes on the Dolly role, Victor Garber will replace David Hyde Pierce as Horace Vandergelder, Broadway World reported.
By the time I was in my 20s I was getting plenty of TV work. I wasn't famous but I was recognizable. Everyone thought I was crazy to move here, but I could see the glass ceiling for me in England and I wanted more.
Colin Trevorrow's "Star Wars" tenure is Trev-over.
Lucasfilm announced Tuesday afternoon that it had reached a mutual decision with the "Jurassic Park" director to part ways on "Star Wars: Episode IX."
"Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX," the statement posted on the official "Star Wars" website read. "Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon."
A French court has ruled that three photographers and three media executives violated the privacy of Duchess Catherine by taking and subsequently publishing topless pictures of her in 2012.
The editor and the publisher of France's Closer magazine were each fined 45,000 euro, the maximum amount for the offense, according to the Associated Press. They and two of the photographers were ordered to pay Prince William and his wife each 50,000 euro, collectively, in damages.
The total in damages, about $120,000 at Tuesday's exchange rate, is a lot less than the 1.5 million euros (nearly $1.9 million) that the royals had sought. Even so, a lawyer for French gossip magazine Closer called the fines exaggerated, the AP said.
Straight outta the Telluride Film Festival and bound for this week’s Toronto Film Festival, Greta Gerwig’s already acclaimed solo directorial debut “Lady Bird” debuted its first trailer Tuesday.
Golden Globe-nominated actress Gerwig has established her filmmaking bona fides in collaborations with Noah Baumbach (“Frances Ha,” “Mistress America”) and Joe Swanberg (“Hannah Takes the Stairs,” “Nights and Weekends”).
Now Gerwig, seen last year in “20th Century Women,” “Wiener-Dog,” and “The Mindy Project,” goes behind the camera with the drama drawn from elements of her own background growing up in Sacramento.
The armchair critiques of Jennifer Lawrence and director Darren Aronofsky's romance are rolling in.
The Oscar-winning actress and "Mother" director stepped out for their film's premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday, and the celebrity blogosphere went to town about their official debut as a couple. (The movie was pretty good too, they say.)
Basically, they attended a photo-call and posed for photographers together. Lawrence's co-star Michelle Pfeiffer stood in between them (giving epic side-eye), and Javier Bardem also was there.
The Hurricane Harvey telethon that Jamie Foxx hinted at last week became reality Tuesday, with the announcement of Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun's "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief."
Based in Los Angeles at the Universal Studios lot, the fundraiser will host stages in New York's Times Square and Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, as well as feature a special performance from Texas native George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert at Majestic Theatre.
The hour-long "Hand in Hand" will simulcast live on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern and replay on the West Coast at 8 p.m. Pacific. International viewers will be able to livestream the special via Facebook and Twitter in conjunction with the East Coast broadcast.