Tony-nominated Broadway star Rebecca Luker dies at 59
FILE - Rebecca Luker, left, and her husband Danny Burstein arrive at the 73rd annual Tony Awards in New York on June 9, 2019. Luker, 59, a three-time Tony nominated actor who starred in some of the biggest Broadway hits of the past three decades, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, said Sarah Fargo, her agent. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Soprano Rebecca Luker, a three-time Tony nominated actor who starred in some of the biggest Broadway hits of the past three decades, died Wednesday. Her death was announced by her husband, veteran Broadway actor Danny Burstein, who said in a statement “our family is devastated. Luker made her Broadway debut in 1988 in “The Phantom of the Opera” first as an understudy to Sarah Brightman and then playing Christine opposite the legendary Michael Crawford.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Kristin Chenoweth dishes on life, her new baking competition show, and who taught her how to use Tik Tok
HOUSTON – Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is one of Showbiz’s hardest working leading ladies. Kristin has something for everyone this holiday season. But even she slows down to enjoy the holidays, how does she wind down and treat herself this time of year? From her latest Netflix film ‘Holidate,’ to her new food baking competition ‘Candy Land’ on The Food Network, and her fun social media pages, Kristin is our favorite pint-sized leading lady with a personality as big as Texas. Kristin was sweet enough to take some time out of her very busy schedule to tell us how she’s staying busy this holiday season.
Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ heads to HBO Max for Halloween
The Robert Zemeckis adaptation of “Roald Dahl’s The Witches” has found a new home on HBO Max this month just in time for Halloween. Warner Bros. said Friday that “The Witches” will debut on the subscription streaming service, owned by parent company WarnerMedia, on Oct. 22. Dahl’s 1983 novel about an orphaned boy who discovers a coven of witches that hate children was previously adapted for the big screen in 1990 by director Nicolas Roeg. It starred Angelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Rowan Atkinson and was a box office flop, despite its critical acclaim. This new version has actor Jahzir Bruno playing the boy who must try to stop the witches from turning the world's children into mice.
Star Sightings: Kehlani Celebrates Da de Muertos, Carrie Underwood Goes All Out in Las Vegas and
Kristin Chenoweth celebrated her return to Broadway and new album, For the Girls, at Lot 15 in New York City on Nov. 8. Michael SimonJason Biggs hung out with Mr. Mucus at the launch of Mucinex Nightshift in New York City on Nov. 12. Steve Aoki helped Gordon Ramsay celebrate his 53rd b-day in Las Vegas at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace on Nov. 5. Nolan Gould rang in his 21st at XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas on Nov. 8. Danny Mahoney/Wynn NightlifeAlso in Sin City, Carrie Underwood dined at Sushi Roku Las Vegas on Nov. 1.
Kristin Chenoweth Enlists Dolly Parton for New Cover of 'I Will Always Love You'
On her seventh studio album, Kristin Chenoweth is bringing together musics most influential and favorite female singers, from Barbra Streisand to Linda Ronstadt. One such record is I Will Always Love You, originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton and famously covered by Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard soundtrack. Now, Chenoweth is offering her take on the 1973 song with a new, stripped down rendition that features Parton herself -- and ET has the exclusive debut. I really wanted to pay homage to all the women singers who have influenced me over the years, Chenoweth explains. I wanted to make something that men could also enjoy, but this is by the girls and for the girls.
Kristin Chenoweth Shares Touching Story About Late Descendants Co-Star Cameron Boyce
Following Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce's shocking death on Saturday, those who knew him best are sharing their stories. "I did the Descendants movies and all those kids are my kids," she told the shows hosts. "Just like Glee kids are, just like the Hairspray kids are, but Cameron Boyce was one of my babies." "I remember that we were 5-6-7-8, rehearsing, rehearsing, rehearsing and that kid never ran out of energy and I said, 'Youre like Justin Timberlake. "A spokesperson for the Boyce family confirmed to ET that the actor died of a seizure in his sleep on Saturday night.
Kristin Chenoweth to star in Broadway revival
Kristin Chenoweth to star in Broadway revival Emmy winner, Kristin Chenoweth stars in a Broadway revival of "On The 20th Century" full of Hollywood glamour. And Sponge Bob is coming ashore in a new movie. Suzanne Marques has your Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com