11 de diciembre de 2017

2017 in Review: The 20 Funniest TV Moments of the Year

As we approach the end of the living nightmare known as “2017,” let’s take a moment to remember the good times, shall we?

We needed laughs more than ever this year, and our small-screen favorites were more than happy to oblige. From Broad City‘s animated mushroom trip to Will & Grace‘s, ahem, “shower scene,” we’re still laughing over the 20 moments included in our best-of gallery.

Heck, one of the year’s funniest TV moments wasn’t even supposed to be funny. (Spoiler alert: the scene in question is from a Shondaland drama. And involves a dinosaur.)

Sam verbally castrated her short-term significant other in this hard-to-forget breakup scene, sharing explicit details of their unsatisfying sex life with complete strangers before parting ways. It was as funny as it was savage.

Talk about a hard pill to swallow! We guffawed throughout this particular sequence, as Jules, incapable of downing the pill needed to terminate a pregnancy, tried a series of different methods — including chewing at it with just one side of her mouth and covering her nose to mask the chalky taste.

Seeing Barry get flummoxed by this, that and the other speed suit “upgrade” — flotation and lockdown modes included, and to the point that he had to seek out a payphone — almost made us forget that he was in some jeopardy throughout.

Abbi and Ilana’s trip on magic mushrooms started out slowly, with just a few minor visual tweaks, before exploding into a colorfully psychedelic wonderland. The gals, in animated form, took a magical mystery tour around New York City, philosophizing about the meaning of life — and just generally spreading good vibes, man.

The Season 3 premiere hit a timely note with “Let’s Generalize About Men,” an upbeat ’80s-style tune about how all men are terrible. (But not gay men! They’re adorable!) The lyrics took aim at our tendency to paint entire groups of people with an unfairly broad brush before building to a hilariously dark ending — and those ’80s fashions were totally tubular, too.

Overwhelmed by existential dread, Michael had the immortal-demon version of a midlife crisis: He reinvented himself as a free-wheeling party animal, buying a Ferrari and getting a ridiculously gaudy diamond earring. (“Man, repressing your feelings is great!”) It was a joy to see Ted Danson back in Sam Malone mode, and to see a newly blonde Janet — sorry, “Jeanette” — as his ditzy arm candy.

Kelli got served more than French fries when she and her latest hookup joined her friends for a post-day-party meal. And, thanks to her hilarious attempts to keep the under-the-table action on the DL — from covering a moan by clearing her throat to shutting her eyes before they rolled back in delight — yes, it was good for us, too.

Luci’s all-emoji text to his brother Amenadiel really was (well, mildly) self-explanatory: “I ignited the flaming sword, used it to cut a hole in space and time, Mum’s light flooded through it, then it closed up behind her. All good!”

MASTER OF NONE Dev just couldn’t help himself when Denise brought her social media-obsessed girlfriend to Thanksgiving, prolonging an awkward exchange about the spelling of her outrageous Instagram handle, NipplesAndToes23.

Bonnie rediscovered her love of skipping, then taught Christy how to skip for the very first time — after accidentally getting stoned.

After performing a beautiful piano piece he wrote to go with his Fashion Week runway show, Kentaro explained the inspiration behind his musical creation: “I found a dead cat on the street. After I buried the cat, I put my ear to the ground, and this is the kind of sound I heard.”

Lest you think he was joking, Kentaro confirmed the incident during a this post-finale interview with TVLine.

Need any more proof that Kathleen Rose Perkins is an unsung comedic genius? Look no further than ex-network exec Carol reminiscing about her glory days hooking up with Wilmer Valderrama at an Upfronts party.

Not since Anthony Michael Hall was trapped under a table in Sixteen Candles had we heard squealing as hysterical and high-pitched as Dustin’s after he was, for lack of a better term, sneezed on in the infected tunnels beneath Hawkins. But even funnier than his panic was the way he turned on a dime and suddenly declared that he was OK after all.

Shelly Pfefferman’s foray into improvisational comedy blessed us with “Mario,” a character she created in class, then tried out for size when she went out for lunch and ordered a “big, long, hard roll with a lot of stuff on it.”

Barely two weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, (much of) the nation was at its wit’s end, due in part to Sean Spicer’s ineptitude as White House press secretary. We didn’t know we needed Melissa McCarthy to storm onto the scene, mouth full of chewing gum, and masterfully mock “Spicey,” but just seconds into her send-up, we couldn’t imagine life any other way.

One thing’s for sure: By the time Scandal takes its final bow in 2018, there will be no scenery left un-chewed. We defy you not to laugh at Papa Pope’s ludicrously over-the-top delivery of “I. Want. My. Bones!” after Olivia, well, stole his bones.

The good news: Titus got a paying gig! The bad news: It was singing backup for a demented conspiracy theorist, whose song lyrics were, well, a little out there. (“Benghazi! Benghazi! Hillary was there!”) The barrage of insanity ranged from fluoride turning kids gay to the Supreme Court wearing robes to hide their octopus bodies, but Titus didn’t mind… as long as the check cleared.

The foul-mouthed Uncle Jeff berated Jonah during an unforgettable hospital visit, referring to his nephew as an “epileptic Picasso painting” who should be ashamed of his “mangled abortion coat hanger” of a body. That was somehow the least offensive thing he said over the course of three gloriously vulgar minutes.

Debra Messing and Megan Mullally’s gift for physical comedy was never more apparent than in the revival’s second episode, “Who’s Your Daddy,” when Grace and Karen found themselves submerged in shower stall, with nothing but their arms, legs and biting banter keeping them alive.

Just as Josh and Claire were settling in for some post-date sex, Josh felt a burning sensation on his penis — and quickly realized his new girlfriend was to blame, as she’d handled some super-spicy jalapeños at dinner that night. The solution? Submerging his entire manhood into a tub of yogurt to cool it down. (Poor Kelsey and her corrupted groceries!)

10 de diciembre de 2017

Liam Payne & Niall Horan Hit Up Capital Jingle Bell Ball 2017

Liam Payne walks the red carpet at the 2017 Capital Jingle Bell Ball on Sunday (December 10) in London, England.

The night before, the 24-year-old singer's One Direction band mate Niall Horan attended the concert, as well as Rita Ora, James Arthur, Halsey, and Dua Lipa.

"it’s good to be back ! Missed this place .Can’t wait to see you all @CapitalOfficial ‘s jingle bell ball tonight," Niall tweeted ahead of the show on Saturday.

Earlier in the weekend, Niall and Liam stopped by Madison Square Garden in New York City to perform at Z100's Jingle Ball.

9 de diciembre de 2017

VIDEO: Chaz Wolcott Choreographs 'Gonna Build a Mountain' For Gypsy of the Year 2017

At the 29th Annual Gypsy of the year Competition, Chaz Wolcott directed and choreographed a special uplifting number set to Sammy Davis Jr.'s version of "Gonna Build a Mountain." The piece showed the irresistible and infectious power of one passionate actor's efforts (Tony D'Alelio) in making a difference with Broadway Cares.

The indomitable and generous spirit of the theatre community - those onstage, backstage and in the audience - shined brightly as the 29th annual Gypsy of the Year competition celebrated six weeks of fundraising work of 56 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Gypsy of the Year (#GypsyOfTheYear), which was held December 4 and 5, 2017, raised a record-breaking $5,609,211 for Broadway Cares.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS unites theatre artists with theatre lovers to help those in need. Broadway Cares helps men, women and children across the country and across the street receive life saving medications, healthcare, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awards grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states and is the largest single financial supporter of the social service programs of The Actors Fund, helping everyone in entertainment and the performing arts. Broadway Cares hosts two six-week-long fundraising campaigns in theatres across the country every year, one leading up to the Easter Bonnet Competition in April and the other leading up to the Gypsy of the Year competition in December. Broadway Cares also produces annual fundraising events in New York City, including Broadway Backwards, Broadway Bares and the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

8 de diciembre de 2017


Disney is bringing the magic of our favorite holiday tale from Broadway to the big screen! We have brand new first look images from Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Entertainment Weekly, and so far it looks gorgeous. See for yourself on Walt Disney Studio’s Instagram:
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These shots of Keira Knightly as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mackenzie Foy as Clara are so ethereal that we’re pinching ourselves. Our dreams are going to come true when Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms finally arrives November 2, 2018!

28 de noviembre de 2017

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

NewYork-Presbyterian held its annual Amazing Kids, Amazing Care Dinner at Cipriani 25 Broadway in Manhattan to celebrate the extraordinary care provided at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women for patients and their families. BroadwayWorld has photos, featuring Jane Krakowski performing and more, below!

NewYork-Presbyterian Trustee and Hearst CEO Steven R. Swartz, and his wife Tina, served as trustee co-chairs of the evening's event, which raised a record one million dollars in support of both NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Sloane Hospital for Women.

Gayle King, editor-at-large of O, The Oprah Magazine and co-anchor of "CBS This Morning," who acted as the event's emcee, and Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, were joined by 325 guests.

In addition to dinner and cocktails, guests also enjoyed a special performance by Jane Krakowski, Tony Award-winning performer and four-time Emmy-nominated star of "30 Rock" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." This year's event began with a musical performance by one of the Hospital's pediatric patients.

A leader in research and patient care since its predecessor institution was established as the Babies Hospital in 1887, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital opened in 2003 and is internationally known for providing the highest quality, compassionate care for pediatric and neonatal patients. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked among the top in the nation in all 10 pediatric specialties evaluated in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals" survey-higher than any other children's hospital in the New York metropolitan area.

When it opened in 1887, the Sloane Hospital for Women was the first hospital in New York solely devoted to women's healthcare. Its innovative treatments linked obstetrics to gynecology, and it quickly developed a reputation for exceptional patient care and low mortality rates. Now a part of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the Sloane Hospital for Women brings together a vast spectrum of specialists, resources and programs uniquely designed to meet the health needs of women throughout their lives.

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

TV personality Gayle King hosts

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Actress Jane Krakowski performs onstage

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

TV personality Gayle King and actress Jane Krakowski

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Actress Jane Krakowski

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Rachel Mason, actress Jane Krakowski, and Maya Mason

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

TV personality Gayle King and Ellen Corwin

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Joshua Milstein, TV personality Gayle King, Toby Milstein, and Laurence Milstein

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Dr. Laura Albanese, Dr. Craig Albanese, actress Jane Krakowski, and event chairs Steve Swartz and Tina Swartz

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Dr. Craig Albanese, Dr. Mary D'Alton, Ellen Corwin, Dr. Steven J. Corwin. Photo by 4 Eyes Photography/Kellie Walsh.

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Dr. Mary Lake Polan, Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Photo by 4 Eyes Photography/Kellie Walsh.

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Dr. Laureen Hill, Dr. Steven J. Corwin. Photo by 4 Eyes Photography/Kellie Walsh.

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski Helps Raise $1 Million at NewYork-Presbyterian's 'AMAZING KIDS' Gala

Stuart Rabin, Kristin Gervasio, Toby Milstein. Photo by 4 Eyes Photography/Kellie Walsh.

Fifth Harmony & Pitbull's Drop "Por Favor" Music Video

This collab between Fifth Harmony and Pitbull is 🔥

Check out the music vid below!

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Giving Back: Broadway Stars Reveal Their Favorite Causes!

As BroadwayWorld just announced, we've signed on as the 2018 official media partner for Charity Network, including online auction site Charitybuzz and sweepstakes platform Prizeo. This collaboration will bring to the forefront news about doing good and giving back, from Broadway to the broader entertainment industry.

As part of the partnership, BroadwayWorld launched its "Charity Corner," which features exclusive interviews with top talent and influencers, as well as news about the industry's commitment to giving back. The section launches with more than 30 Broadway stars and notables sharing the causes that mean the most to them.

Charity Network is a one-stop shop for cause that harnesses the power of celebrity, technology and media to raise awareness and funds for some of the world's toughest challenges. Charity Network is the parent company to leading online auction site Charitybuzz and celebrity sweepstakes platform Prizeo.

Visit to check out all of the cause-focused content from the Charity Network partnership. To learn more about Charity Network and its platforms, please visit

Below, watch as we ask Broadway stars about the causes that they are most passionate about on this #GivingTuesday!

27 de noviembre de 2017

Disney Holidays: Details On LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Christmas Bricktacular & Kids’ New Year’s Party 2017

I have talked about Christmas being my favorite time of the year, and it is so much fun to spend time with your family at LEGOLAND Florida Resort during the holidays! The theme park has released details on the dates and information about their Christmas Bricktacular and their Kids’ New Year’s Party! Everyone in your family will have a great time at these events, and it is all included with your regular admission to the park! Love that! 🙂 Happy holidays, everyone!

Christmas Bricktacular

Nine dates:
Dec. 2-3 (Saturday & Sunday)
Dec. 9-10 (Saturday & Sunday)
Dec. 16-17 (Saturday & Sunday)
Dec. 23-25 (Saturday-Monday)

*Don’t miss our dazzling, 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas tree outside Market Restaurant, which comes alight several times each evening with a beautiful combination of synchronized lights and favorite holiday music, plus an occasional snow flurry!
*Say hello to LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Solder
*Send letters to the North Pole and hear stories told by Mrs. Claus
*Capture precious memories at our one-of-a-kind photo ops, including a life-size Santa, sleigh and reindeer made out of thousands of LEGO bricks, and – new this year – from inside a giant snow globe or with our giant LEGO Christmas wreath
*Help us create a giant LEGO mosaic and look for Santa’s LEGO elf hiding in the theme park
*Enjoy classic Christmas songs performed by the returning LEGO Brickettes

Kids’ New Year’s Party

Six dates:
Dec. 26-30 (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 31 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

*Move it, groove it, shake, shimmy and slide at our kid-friendly DJ dance party from 5-7 p.m. in the theme’s park’s LEGO Technic area.
*End the night with our 7 p.m. fireworks spectacular in the skies above Lake Eloise; before showtime, pick up a free pair of viewing glasses to see a special LEGO surprise in every burst
*Locate the missing clocks throughout MINILAND USA for a chance to win a LEGO prize pack
*Brick by brick, build a giant New Year’s-themed LEGO mosaic with us
*On Sunday, Dec. 31 only, join us as we drop a giant LEGO brick while we count down to 2018 at the kid-friendly time of 8 p.m., followed by our biggest fireworks show of the year!
*Meanwhile, most of the Christmas Bricktacular fun continues Dec. 26-31, including the tree lighting ceremony, LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy *Soldier meet-and-greets and our awesome family photo ops

Anything and everything LEGO

Seeking the perfect gift for the LEGO fans in your life? Visit our many retail locations, including The Big Shop, LEGO Studio Store, Minifigure Market, Heartlake Mall and Wu’s Warehouse, where you’ll find shelves stocked with a huge variety of LEGO, DUPLO® and Technic building sets, including many large and hard-to-find sets, LEGO storage bins, LEGO and LEGOLAND children’s and adult apparel, and much more.

We’ve also got great stocking stuffers like LEGO keychains, magnets, minifigures and many building sets under $10 and $20.

New this year!

Build and buy your very own Christmas ornament out of LEGO bricks at the all-new LEGO Factory Experience & Store, or have bricks engraved with names or brief messages in a variety of colors.

Grab & go

Guests can obtain a free, one-hour Shopper’s Pass at the theme park ticket windows. The cost of a single-day admission ticket is required as a deposit, which is refunded upon exit within the 60-minute limit.

Make it a whole year of fun

Give the gift of LEGOLAND for a full year! Three levels of affordably priced annual passes are available, starting at $106 plus tax:

*Awesome Pass – a year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park
*Awesomer Pass – all the benefits of the Awesome Pass, plus a year of unlimited admission to The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando and Atlanta’s LEGOLAND Discovery Center, as well as theme park parking and more
*Awesomest Pass – a year of unlimited admission to more than 30 Merlin Entertainments attractions across North America, including LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and LEGOLAND Water Park, and much more

LEGOLAND Florida Resort features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions inspired by popular LEGO and DUPLO brands, including awesome experiences based on “The LEGO Movie™,” “LEGO NINJAGO®: Masters of Spinjitzu,” LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS™, LEGO City, LEGO Technic and LEGO Friends, plus LEGOLAND Water Park and on-site accommodations at the 152-room LEGOLAND Hotel and the 166-room LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. For more information, visit

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