Elaine Stritch Sings "All That Jazz" An Octave Lower

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Lower than her variety show costar Lena Zavaroni. Lower than the band. Lower than a frog.

And it's kind of powerful, and all that jazz.

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I Was Namechecked On Smash!

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On Saturday night's airing of the NBC show about Broadway, Ivy (Megan Hilty's character) made mention of a blind item a certain Michael Musto allegedly wrote in the Voice! She's freaking out about it!

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Barbara Walters Misquotes Cabaret On Retiring

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TV legend Barbara Walters will no longer be on view--or on The View--as of next summer, when she's stepping down from her longtime perch as TV's reigning quizzer.

And she means it.

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Arrested Development's Frozen Banana Stand Is Opening In NYC!

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Today at 11 AM, diagonally across from Radio City Music Hall!

Get there quickly if you want to procure a frozen banana or a glimpse at paparazzi madly shooting all kinds of Arrested Development types as they do weird things with fruit.


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Flo, The Progressive Girl Has Over Five Million "Likes"

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I've never mentioned Flo, the Progressive Girl--the upbeat cashier with the retro hairdo, played by comic Stephanie Courtney in those insurance commercials--mainly because she's always lurked deep in my consciousness as someone who's on constantly, but who never really (cash-) registered for me, not the way Mother Nature, Clara Peller, the Dell Dude, or even Josephine the Plummer (who she's been compared to) did in a big way for years.

I just don't get the girl. She's kind of almost funny, sort of kinda appealing, but not quite there for me--though she's always there, every time you turn on the tube at any hour imaginable, with her post modern grin and popping eyes.

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The Worst Reality Show On TV?

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I posed that as a question only because (A) I haven't seen every single reality show, so I can't honestly make a definitive judgement on what's the absolute worst.

(B) I actually do watch this show, so maybe its awfulness has a look-at-me badness to it that makes it almost good. (I said "maybe" and "almost", OK?)

In any case, it's Hardcore Pawn, which has the aptly named Gold family running a raunchy pawn shop in Detroit, filled with sad cases desperate for some pocket change.

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Bad Reviews For Sitcom About Two British Queens! Check It Out

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This might be your only chance to get a glimpse at Vicious, the Britcom with Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as squabbling old lovers with arms flailing and pinkies up.

The critics hated these old biddies, but they should revisit the old movie Staircase--with Richard Burton and Rex Harrison as squabbling old lovers--if they want to know the true meaning of ghastly-awful.

Thanks to lemonwade for the tip.

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Craig Ferguson On The Bombings: "Is Anybody Else Sick Of This S**T?"

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Much like Dick Cheney's "doo doo" remark about North Korea, this one is rather simple, inelegant, and yet completely on the money.

Gay Sex and the City Coming To HBO

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They're developing a pilot for an as-yet-untitled series about three 30-something gay friends navigating life and love in San Francisco.

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Here's The Entire Julie Andrews Version Of Cinderella

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The Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is based on a property that originated with the 1957 TV version starring Julie Andrews as Cinderella.

And it's on Youtube! The whole thing!

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