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Most Tony Nods: Cyndi Lauper-Scored Kinky Boots

Tom Hanks also snags a nomination for 'Lucky Guy'

(Newser) - The Cyndi Lauper-scored Kinky Boots has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import Matilda: The Musical close behind with 12. Kinky Boots is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear; Lauper's... More »

Nora Ephron Getting an HBO Documentary

Ephron's son Jacob Bernstein to co-direct, co-produce

(Newser) - Nora Ephron, the celebrated writer and filmmaker who died last June of complications from leukemia, will be getting an HBO documentary about her life, reports the Hollywood Reporter . Her son, journalist Jacob Bernstein, is developing the film, titled Everything Is Copy after a lesson that Ephron's screenwriter mother taught... More »

How Nora Ephron Died

The Manhattan writer maintained her wit to the end

(Newser) - Nora Ephron maintained a death-defying wit in her final days, breaking down only once—when she accepted "a brutal form of chemotherapy," writes her son Jacob Bernstein in a touching New York Times Magazine piece. Having overcome a blood disorder, the writer of When Harry Met Sally and... More »

Those We Lost in 2012

Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012:
  • Etta James, 73. Blues singer best known for her enduring classic "At Last."
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Tom Hanks to Make Broadway Debut

He's the star of new Nora Ephron play

(Newser) - Tom Hanks' collaboration with Nora Ephron has lasted beyond the grave. The actor, who worked with the screenwriter and director in Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, will make his Broadway debut in a drama written by Ephron, who died in June , reports Reuters . In Lucky Guy, which... More »

Nora Ephron 'Gave Women a Voice'

Groundbreaking screenwriter mourned

(Newser) - Nora Ephron, who has died at age 71 , gave women a voice and opened door for them, Lisa Belkin writes in a tribute at the Huffington Post , praising the late screenwriter, director, and author's gift for celebrating—and roasting—romance, sex, and aging. "By putting the female experience... More »

Nora Ephron Dead at 71

Hollywood legend had a blood disorder

(Newser) - Filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron has died at age 71, reports TMZ . Ephron, who wrote the screenplays for Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, had "emerged over the past four decades as one of America's warmest and most acute chroniclers of contemporary culture," says the... More »

Kathryn Bigelow: 'Transvestite of Directors'

Hurt Locker director plays it like a man to fit in in macho Hollywood

(Newser) - Kathryn Bigelow may be a female director, Martha P. Nochimson writes, but her success comes from “masquerading as the baddest boy on the block.” Yup, the Hurt Locker auteur is not the “Queen of Directors,” as Quentin Tarantino described her, but the “Transvestite of Directors.... More »

Julie & Julia Tasty Despite One Cook Too Many

(Newser) - Dual biopic Julie & Julia would have been a lot better if it had focused solely on Julia Child, say critics, but Meryl Streep's performance as the famous chef more than compensates for the second, weaker storyline about a blogger who tackles Child's recipes.
  • Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
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Rihanna, Chris Want to Get Closer

Plus, director dishes on 'handsome' JFK, and more

(Newser) - Rihanna doesn’t want any protection from Chris Brown—the pair think the court’s no-contact clause is “unnecessary and ridiculous,” a source tells the New York Daily News, adding that even though “they aren't looking to hook back up,” they’re “solid” now as... More »

Chicken Soup? Computers? Google? Pshaw!

Ephron tackles implications of modern inventions, advice

(Newser) - Modernity's full of fine inventions and healthy advice, but don't they really make us dimmer, sicker, and less prone to stumble on sex? So writes Nora Ephron in the New York Times, as she opines on hand-washing, breast-feeding, and rumors that chicken soup cures colds. "You have chicken soup;... More »

Accomplished Women Aren't Sold on Clinton

Candidate inspires mixed emotions in well-educated voters

(Newser) - Blue-collar women are crazy for Hillary Clinton; so why are the candidate’s college-educated peers less thrilled? The LA Times looks at a demographic that’s cold on the Democratic  frontrunner. Many don’t like her politics, some feel she handled her husband's infidelity poorly, and others just don’t... More »

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