Mary Poppins

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Hamilton Star Joins Cast of Mary Poppins

Lin-Manuel Miranda will star opposite Emily Blunt

(Newser) - The star and creator of Broadway hit Hamilton is heading to the big screen. Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast in Disney's live-action reboot of Mary Poppins, starring Emily Blunt in the title role. In this version set in Depression-era London, the children of the classic story are grown up;... More »

This May Be Our Next Mary Poppins

We find a spoonful of sugar helps news of a sequel go down

(Newser) - Great news unruly children and improbably accented chimney sweeps: We may have a new Mary Poppins. Variety reports Emily Blunt— comedian , action hero , enemy of Donald Trump —is currently in negotiations to take on the title role in Disney's Mary Poppins sequel. Blunt has been rumored for the... More »

Scientists Decide There Are 4 Kinds of Drunks

Are you an Ernest Hemingway drunk or a Mary Poppins drunk?

(Newser) - If you can "drink hells any amount of whiskey without getting drunk," you're an Ernest Hemingway drunk—and you're in good company. That's the finding of University of Missouri researchers who broke down the types of drunks into four distinct categories in a study published... More »

25 Memorable Movie Musicals

Hits to keep the rain off your parade

(Newser) - With Sweeney Todd now out on DVD, Entertainment Weekly rounds up the mag's 25 favorite movie musicals. Some you've surely seen (West Side Story, Grease, the Sound of Music) but here are 10 you may have missed.
  1. Funny Girl (1968)
  2. Swing Time (1936)
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