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Myrna Loy and William Powell in Love Crazy; Credit: MGM

This Year's TCM Fest Proves That the Right Old Comedies Hold Up

With an endless stream of bad — or, at best, confounding — news monopolizing our every waking hour, it's safe to say we could all use a laugh. In fact, there's quantifiable evidence that's the case: Saturday Night Live's ratings are the best they've been in two decades and late-night TV......
Credit: Courtesy Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

"Dressing Downton" in Anaheim Is the Cure for Downton Abbey Withdrawal

For fans of Downton Abbey, one of the period drama's primary delights was its sartorial offerings — deliciously decadent beaded gowns, ornate hats, the particulars of Edwardian white tie and the proper uniform for a lady’s maid. Those still suffering from Downton withdrawals nearly a year after the final season......
Matthew Morrison — still singing

Post-Glee, Matthew Morrison Returns to His First Love

From the moment Broadway and television star Matthew Morrison saw Gene Kelly on the silver screen as a kid, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. “You’re either an Astaire guy or a Gene Kelly person ... Gene Kelly was the proletariat, the working man," Morrison explains......
Phillipa Soo has had a big year.; Credit: Craig Schwartz

Hamilton Actress Phillipa Soo Goes From Eliza to Amélie

From the corsets, petticoats and hip-hop beats of her Broadway debut as Eliza Schulyer Hamilton in the smash hit Hamilton to the cobbled streets of Paris as the shy, whimsical Amelie in a new musical based on the 2001 French film of the same name, Phillipa Soo has had one......
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