Great Musical Numbers Can't Save 'Rio 2' from Dragging

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Fox's exotic sequel spends too much time on a convoluted plot, and not enough on its best characters.Read Full Story

'Glee' Recap: Ghosts of Glee Club Past

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The whole gang's here...possibly for the last time ever! Oh noes! (FOX)The NYC gang travels back to McKinley for the 100th Episode end of the glee club. With the help of a couple faculty guest stars and a lot of fun meta mentions, they perform some of their greatest hits from shows past and immediately start acting like high schoolers again! (Because that's what reunions are for, right?)  You'll Get By With A Little Help From Your FriendsWhat now? In the wake of their second-place performance...Read Full Story

Everything We Know About the 100th Episode of 'Glee'

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(Fox, Getty)Can you believe how far we've come, Gleeks?Glee's 100th episode, a two-part extravaganza that will air on March 18 and 25, revolves around Sue Sylvester finally shutting down the New Directions for good, which leads to Mr. Schue's departure (but don't worry, Matthew Morrison isn't actually leaving the show). So what else do we know about the milestone episode? Here's a rundown of all the latest news:1. Gwyneth Paltrow is (probably) back!The Hollywood Reporter reports that the...Read Full Story

Kristin Chenoweth Is Ready to Party at the Oscars

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(Getty Images)Kristin Chenoweth has never been nominated for an Oscar, but it doesn't look like she's sweating it — she's just there to have a good time! The multi-talented performer was among the first attendees to grace the red carpet at the 2013 Academy Awards, flashing a brilliant smile that outshone all the rhinestones on her elegant black gown.(Getty Images)Chenoweth is among the stars live-tweeting the show tonight, along with Lara Spencer and Kelly Rowland. Before she arrived at...Read Full Story

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 Show Report - The Back of Ryan Lochte's Head + More

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A disinterested Ryan Lochte at Rebecca Minkoff. (Getty)In every fashion journalist's life, there a few moments in time when you become pretty sure you've made it. For me, this week, it was sitting directly behind Ryan Lochte's head at the Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2012 New York Fashion Week show.Behold:(StyleBistro)FYI: We only saw the front side of his head twice—when Lochte took a quick second to say a disinterested hello to his fellow front row seatmates Lauren Conrad and Shenae Grimes...Read Full Story

Kristin Chenoweth Covers 'Lessons Learned' By Carrie Underwood: Video

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(Getty) Kristin Chenoweth is gearing up for the release of her album Some Lessons Learned next week—and she's just released a single that bonafide country fans are bound to find mighty familiar. The Diane Warren-penned track "Lessons Learned," a song featured on American Idol winner Carrie Underwood's debut album, is among Chenoweth's new tunes. While pretty much everything Carrie does is solid gold, Kristin's hearty take on the song is certainly worth a listen. Any Glee fan knows this...Read Full Story

Kristin Chenoweth Calls Out 'Newsweek' Writer for Suggesting Gay Actors Can't Play Straight

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(Getty Images)Kristin Chenoweth has suddenly found herself the champion of gay actors competing for "straight" roles after she fired at a Newsweek column on Saturday, and Newsweek fired back. At issue is openly gay writer Ramin Setoodeh's column "Straight Jacket," which examines whether an openly gay actor can ever believably play straight roles. Setoodeh wrote the column after seeing Chenoweth and openly-gay actor Sean Hayes in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. Setoodeh writes...Read Full Story

Kristin Chenoweth's Open Letter to 'Newsweek' Over 'Straight Jacket' Column: Full Text

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On Friday, Kristin Chenoweth wrote a response to an online Newsweek column from April 26. The column, entitled "Straight Jacket" criticizes Sean Hayes, Kristin's costar in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises, for being unconvincing in his role as a heterosexual romantic lead. The column goes one stop further and asks whether it's possible for openly gay actors to be accepted as heterosexual leading men. Kristin took issue with the column and wrote her response in the form of an...Read Full Story

Kristin Chenoweth Talks Chocolate Obsession and 'Glee'

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Kristin Chenoweth needs all the energy she can get, since the actress just signed on for a role in the Broadway production Promises Promises. Her secret for staying bright and bubbly? Plenty of chocolate. She told PopEater, "I am eating a lot of chocolate to keep myself going."When asked which sweet treat was her indulgence of choice, she answered, "York Peppermint Patties, my friend. I also like Rolos and Reese's Pieces. They all come in minis, and I have about four Rolos a day and a...Read Full Story

Kristin Chenoweth Grates on Simon's Nerves as Guest Judge on 'Idol'

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(Getty Images)Kristin Chenoweth brought her quirky, perky attitude to American Idol Wednesday night and while Kara Dioguardi was eating it up, brutal Brit Simon Cowell looked more than a little annoyed. Kristin is a show tunes kind of entertainer with a background in Broadway and a mean soprano. She's known for having a lot of energy and a big bright smile, but obviously her over-the-top charm isn't for everyone. Mix that with a hangover and a grumpy (even for Simon!) attitude and you're...Read Full Story