Hugh Jackman

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

Today at Flavorpill, we listened to the first new music from Amy Winehouse in what feels like forever and watched Willow Smith’s television debut performance on Ellen. We got excited by the idea of a new Broadway musical about Houdini that will star Hugh Jackman with a book by… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. The 22 pieces of custom-made furniture Michael Jackson commissioned for his planned home in London during the This Is It tour (including a leopard-print chair trimmed with ostrich feathers) are going on the auction block. [via

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Wolverine and musical theater fans cry into their cereal this morning as Hugh Jackman turns down a repeat Oscar hosting gig. [via Variety]
2. We wonder whether the steak will be served rare at the new Twilight-themed eatery in Washington state. [via Eater]
3. Lady Gaga will join fellow pantsless dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet in a Francesco Vezzoli-directed performance for rich LA art patrons at MOCA‘s 30th anniversary bash. [via ArtInfo]
4. Natalie Portman claims Jonathan Safran Foer’s veggie manifesto Eating Animals turned her vegan. Did it also inspire her turn on this week’s Top Chef? [via HuffPo]
5. From the cradle to the grave: Wal-Mart is now selling coffins, ready to ship in 48 hours. [via BBC]

Bonus video after the jump: Scranton‘s very own Kelly Kapoor and Erin Hannon performing their dance jam “Male Prima Donna.” … Read More

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