The Tony winner and late-night host offers his own version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein favorite
This was the first time the popular sketch aired in primetime (as part of his third Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special) and therefore, he welcomed a host of CBS stars as guest performers in the troupe.
Oscar winner and Tony nominee Allison Janney and Anna Faris of Mom, Kunal Nayyar of The Big Bang Theory, and Iain Armitage of Young Sheldon took part in the presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Watch as Janney and Corden both take on the role of Maria and the cast performs standards as “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “The Lonely Goatheard,” and “Do Re Mi.”
Feeling the pressure of airing in primetime, James takes on his most ambitious Crosswalk the Musical yet with “The Sound of Music” – and reluctantly invites Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Kunal Nayyar and Iain Armitage along to co-star, which turns into a fevered battle for the role of Maria.
Posted January 9, 2018
By Mayer Rus
Photography by Trevor Tondro and Styled by Michael Reynolds
To say that the 40-something Ricky Martin maintains a boyish appeal may be the understatement of the year. The Puerto Rican superstar seized the spotlight as an angelic 12-year-old phenom in the boy band Menudo, beloved by teenyboppers and grandmothers alike.
He has rarely been out of the public eye since. Fresh off a blockbuster 2017 residency at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Martin’s latest star turn has him portraying Gianni Versace’s boyfriend Antonio D’Amico in producer Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, on FX this January.
Martin’s greatest joy lies in the happy home life he has built with husband Jwan Yosef, a Syrian-born Swedish artist, and their nine-year-old twins, Matteo and Valentino.
Superstar singer Ricky Martin – who plays Antonio D’Amico on The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – and his partner Jwan Yosef take Architectural Digest inside their LA home. Yosef’s artwork adorns most walls.
The couple shows AD their kitchen, family room, Martin’s Grammy collection, the sound-proof screening room, the massive hallway, interior patio, master bedroom, gigantic bedroom, zen-inspiring firepit, recording studio and art studio.
Let it never be said that P!nk doesn’t continue to challenge herself
As impressive as previous award-show aerial displays of hers may have been, it’s hard to compare them to what she did Sunday night, November 19, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
P!nk brought her usual anti-gravity ballet to the award show, but this time it came from the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles – many, many stories above the ground, all while performing her latest single, “Beautiful Trauma.”
Along with several dancers, the singer performed hanging by high wire while walking along the side of the the skyscraper, giving off a perspective making it look like they were gravity bound to it, while in reality they were suspended in midair hundreds of feet above the ground.
P!NK Collaborates With BANDALOOP
BANDALOOP friends who tuned in to the American Music Awards last night in the US spotted the global pioneers of vertical dance. Members of the dance company made a surprise appearance on the side of a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper with an iconic singer:
Grammy Award-winner P!NK.
Teams quietly convened from around the US at a guarded location in Los Angeles to bring a daring idea to fruition: coach a brand new Bandalooper to dance on the side of a building with the company for a performance being broadcast to millions in less than a week.
The result: fearless grace and beauty. P!NK and BANDALOOP dazzled with perspective changing dance, opening the hearts and minds of the audience – while P!NK sang her newest single “Beautiful Trauma” from the sky in a duet with BANDALOOP Associate Artistic Director Melecio Estrella.
With the 1-year Anniversary coming up, decided to finally answer some of the questions you’ve been asking since I posted the announcement video about a year ago! From our first kiss to our shower-singing habits, in this video we fill you in on some of the deepest and darkest secrets from our sordid past (not really haha).
If you often drive past Beverly Boulevard and Genesee Avenue in Los Angeles, you may have been lucky enough to catch James Corden and his Crosswalk Theater Company perform an abridged version of the Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” … in the middle of the road.
If not, don’t fret.
Corden aired the segment featuring some of the stars of the live-action film – Josh Gad, Luke Evans, and Dan Stevens – on his “Late Late Show.”
The three reprised their roles as LeFou, Gaston, and the Beast, respectively, to sing classic songs from the movie, including “Belle,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Gaston,” and “Be Our Guest.”
December 27, 2016, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fisher died on December 27 at 8:55 a.m. (PST) in Los Angeles at 60 years of age. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed her mother’s death in a statement to the press.
Andy Marlette, Cartoonist
He lives and works in Pensacola, FL
Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.
Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues.
Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist.
She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars film series. Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The ‘Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally … (1989).
Fisher was also known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and the screenplay for the film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and its nonfiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the show.
She additionally served as a script doctor, working on other writers’ screenplays. In later years, she earned praise for speaking publicly about her experiences with bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
Fisher died at the age of 60 on December 27, 2016, four days after going into cardiac arrest near the end of a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles.
Carrie Fisher was famously open about her own mental illness and relished in calling out crazy wherever she saw it.
Lady Gaga’s Carpool Karaoke Might be The Late Late Show’s Best Yet
We all know Gaga can belt—but she and Corden really had a blast
Lady Gaga and James?
No disappointment at all -in fact, thanks to her energetic banter with Corden, her ever-fabulous belting, and Corden’s decision to mimic some of her most notorious outfits, Gaga’s Carpool Karaoke segment might be the best one yet.
Gaga also crashed the Late Late Show stage on Tuesday night, October 25, briefly hijacking Corden’s monologue before the host came out on stage – in a stage of partial undress.
The two eventually reconciled, and Gaga joined the band for the remainder of the show.
Truthfully, Corden seems like the type of guy who can shoot the breeze with just about anyone – but he and Gaga seemed to really vibe, teasing one another, gabbing about Gaga’s upcoming Super Bowl performance, and briefly improvising their way through an O-Town cover.
At one point, Gaga even took the wheel.
In between, of course, they squeezed in a few Gaga favorites old and new, including “Perfect Illusion,” “Bad Romance,” “The Edge of Glory,” “Born This Way,” “Poker Face,” and “Million Reasons.”
But the true highlight of the session might be when Corden took Gaga on a trip down fashion memory lane, bringing back some of her most notorious outfits – yes, including the meat dress.
Based on her reaction, it seems Gaga has soured on perishable attire.
Naked Donald Trump Statues Populate American Cities
An anarchist collective distributed the life-size likenesses in very public locations
In New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland, life-size statues of Donald Trump in the nude stand in public. They were placed there by the anarchist collective Indecline, which among other projects has also glued the names of black men killed by police officers onto blank stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Trump project is titled after a genital omission each statue shares, “The Emperor Has No Balls.” It’s an escalation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 parable about a ruler so overconfident that he believes he’s wearing the world’s finest clothes, even when parading in the nude through his realm, beneath “his splendid canopy” — until a child breaks his delusion.
The artist who constructed the statues goes by the name Ginger and is a regular keynote speaker at haunted house conventions.
He told the Washington Post,
“When the Indecline organization approached me, it was all because of my monster-making abilities.”
According to the Post, he spent 25 hours weekly since receiving the commission in April, and worked through 300 pounds of clay and silicone, to construct the statues.
49 Top Stars Gather to Record Short Film to Honor Orlando Victims
By Michael O’Connell
(June 29, 2016)
Nobody knew what to do, but everybody wanted to do something. The June 12 mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, unfolded more than 2,000 miles away from Los Angeles — but the grief and frustration over an increasingly familiar narrative left many people in Hollywood searching a meaningful way to respond.
The recipient of many blind offers of service was Ryan Murphy.
The producer’s phone rang frequently in the days following the attack at Pulse, with one call coming from Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin. The two quickly crafted a plan to recruit 49 altruistic celebrities to memorialize each of the Orlando victims by reading a brief eulogy of their lives, editing the clips to construct a 18-minute film that started streaming live online starting June 29.
“We want to ensure that what we do is effective,” Griffin told The Hollywood Reporter on set of production.
“It’s on all of us to know each and every one of them by name and for their legacies to, in part, spur change on important issues.”
Special thanks to Ryan Murphy, Ned Martel and their colleagues at Ryan Murphy Television for making this project possible and all of our friends in the entertainment community for their support of this project including (in order of appearance) Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Connie Britton, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Lea Michele, Colton Haynes, Sophia Bush, Jane Fonda, Harry Shum Jr., Denis O’Hare, Rob Reiner, Melissa Benoist, Caitlyn Jenner, Édgar Ramírez, Max Greenfield, Chaz Bono, Cheyenne Jackson, Emma Roberts, Kerry Washington , George Lopez, Evan Rachel Wood, Sofia Vergara, Diego Boneta, Nina Jacobson, Demi Lovato, Tyler Oakley, Yeardley Smith, Kid Cudi, Kaitlin Olson, Kevin McHale, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Daniels, Chace Crawford, Evan Peters, Gerard Butler, Katey Sagal, John Stamos, Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Darren Criss, Kathy Bates, Anna Paquin, Guillermo Díaz and Joe Mantello.
49 Celebrities Honor 49 Victims of Orlando Tragedy in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute
~~Published on Jun 29, 2016~~
For too long, a toxic combination of anti-LGBTQ hate and easy access to guns has put LGBTQ people at disproportionate risk of violence and murder.
On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latinx — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were.
It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence.
Join the Human Rights Campaign and urge your legislator to support legislation that will ensure LGBTQ people are safe and equal in every community and find out how to support the survivors and families of the Orlando victims.