Hugh Jackman

This Week in Trailers: ‘Les Miz,’ ‘Lay the Favorite,’ and More!

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. It’s a bit of a light batch after last week’s Cannes-fueled riches, but we’ve got new titles from Anne Hathaway, Robert DeNiro, Bruce Willis, Russell Crowe, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, and Catherine Zeta Jones, as well as a Cannes winner and one of our favorite docs of the year. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More

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TV’s Most Notoriously Short-Lived Shows

While perusing today’s new DVD releases, your film editor was nearly prompted to a coffee spit take by one particular title: Warner Archive’s release of, and I quote, “Emily’s Reasons Why Not: The Complete Series.” You see, I remember Emily’s, ABC’s well-publicized 2006 Heather Graham sitcom that aired exactly one time before being unceremoniously yanked from the air. “Ha ha,” I thought to myself. “31 bucks is a lot of money to ask for a thirty-minute disc,” and I laughed and laughed. That’s not the whole story, of course; there are actually seven episodes of “the complete series” (though that’s still a pretty hefty price tag); six more where already in the bank when ABC pulled the show due to poor reviews and low ratings. (Funny thing: its 6.2 million viewers would be a pretty comfortable debut in today’s slipping TV environment.) But it was far from the first show to get tossed in the dumpster before it could find an audience. After the jump, we’ve compiled just a few TV series that were put out to pasture notoriously early in their runs. … Read More

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Hugh Jackman to Star in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Houdini’ Musical

In what seems to us like the bizarre result of a round of pop culture Mad Libs, Deadline is reporting that Hugh Jackman (who previously played a stage magician in Christopher Nolan’s underappreciated 2006 film The Prestige) has signed on to star in Aaron Sorkin’s Houdini, a new musical about “the life and… Read More

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'NYT' Theater Critic's Review of Hugh Jackman's Show Is Infuriating

We’ve been reading reviews by New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley for long enough to know that he’s not always a fan of celebrities’ work on Broadway; perhaps that is what’s at the root of the homophobic, oddly-personal piece that he recently filed on Hugh Jackman’s new one-man show. Maybe he was just pissed… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Apple has set a new company record by selling one million units of its new iPhone 4S in just 24 hours. Evidently, it really doesn’t matter that it’s not called the iPhone 5. [via

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we discovered that Twitter is even more excited about Beyoncé’s baby news than we are. We were amazed by the subtly of a few of these Stanley Kubrick cinemagraphs. We were obsessed with Gimme Bar, a new visual booksaving service. We wondered if Anne Hathway … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we found out what Anderson Cooper looked like as a little kid thanks to this footage of him wearing a purple wig on a game show. We fell in love with the latest mural from Blu. We were excited to learn that the Library of Congress had launched… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. This is the most exciting news we’ve read in a while: Starting this fall Nickelodeon will air old episodes of shows like Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Pete & Pete, The Amanda Bynes Show, All That, and Clarissa Explains It All in a new midnight-to-2 am programming block dubbed “The ’90s Are All That.” [via… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The 2011 Golden Globes nominations have been announced, and Black Swan, Glee, The Social Network, and The Kids Are All Right all scored multiple nods, while The King’s Speech leads the pack with seven. View the full list here.

2. Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter — who play a brother… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Lou Reed has directed Susan Boyle’s music video for her cover of his song “Perfect Day” — the same track that he was wrongfully accused of refusing to allow her to perform on America’s Got Talent. [via Vulture]
2. Hugh Jackman was asked to host this year’s Academy Awards, but he… Read More

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