The cast of Hamilton gave an amazing tribute to the legendary star, performing “Let’s Go Crazy” after their Broadway show. Creator Lin Manuel tweeted about the unfortunate death: “Gutted. Mourning with you. Step away from your computer. Walk around, blast some Prince. It’s the only thing that has saved my day, it may save yours.”
Check out the riveting performance above.
The cast of The Color Purple also remembered Prince after their show on Thursday. They performed a chilling rendition of “Purple Rain.” Jennifer Hudson, who plays Shug Avery in the production through early May, and Cynthia Erivo, who stars as Celie, started things off as the audience joined in.
Hudson stated, “His music will live on and he will live with his music, so we want to keep him alive today!” Check out the performance above.
Emilia Clarke is prepping for season 6 of Game Of Thrones and her return to speaking Dothraki.
The beauty chatted with Entertainment Weekly to give some fun examples of using the fictional language, both on and off the show. On speaking Dothraki again, she stated, “Yeah, it was hilarious. Dothraki is this weird thing as it goes into your brain for as long as you need it to and then [whisper noise] – it disappears, gone.”
Check out the full interview here.
It’s been a rough week for Kelly Ripa after news broke that her former co-host Michael Strahan would be leaving LIVE for a permanent position at Good Morning America.
Now it looks as though Ripa may also lose her show’s prime 9 a.m. time slot at some point. According to reports, there’s serious talk about getting rid of LIVE at 9 AM and adding a third hour to GMA.
No word yet on whether or not a GMA extension would mean Kelly gets booted off the network completely, or if she’ll get another slot on the network at a later hour. We’ll keep you posted.
Bryan Cranston is taking on the drug cartel in his new film The Infiltrator.
The former funny man and Breaking Bad star plays federal agent Robert “BOB” Mazur, who goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella.
The film is based on a true story and takes place in 1986, during the height of the Reagan fueled re-ignition of America’s War on Drugs. The Infiltrator also stars Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Joseph Gilgun, Olympia Dukakis and Amy Ryan. It hits theaters on July 15th.
Check out the trailer above.
A new trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence has been released just in time for Earth Day.
In the highly anticipated sequel, returning stars Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum join newcomers, including Liam Hemsworth, to fight off a second alien invasion. Let’s hope they can save the earth just as Will Smith‘s character did back in the original 1996 film.
The movie hits theaters on June 24th. Check out the trailer above.
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