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Broadway’s revival of “The Music Man,” the hottest ticket in town, on Tuesday canceled performances for five days after star Hugh Jackman tested positive for COVID. In the latest New York City show to fall victim to the surging coronavirus, Jackman said on Twitter that he had only mild symptoms, including a scratchy throat and runny nose, and that as soon as he was cleared he would be back on stage.
‘Dallas Buyers Club’ director Jean-Marc Vallée dead at 58
Jean-Marc Vallée, a Canadian best known for directing the Oscar-nominated film “Dallas Buyers Club” and Emmy-winning HBO series “Big Little Lies,” died suddenly at his cabin outside Quebec City. He was 58. Vallée’s demise was reported on Sunday by entertainment website Deadline and confirmed on Twitter by his representative Bumble Ward.
Britney Spears not ready to return to music business she calls ‘scary’
Britney Spears has signaled she is not yet ready to return to making music after 13 years under a conservatorship that took away control of her personal and business affairs and left her scared of the entertainment business. Spears, 40, who last month was freed from the court-imposed arrangement in 2008 sought by her father, said in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday that she wanted to “push myself a bit more and do things that scare me but not too much” in 2022.
U.S. reality TV star Paris Hilton launches metaverse business on Roblox
Paris Hilton commands as much as $1 million a night working as a celebrity DJ, entertaining partiers at clubs in China, Dubai and on the Spanish vacation island of Ibiza. This New Year’s Eve, she will be playing an electronic set for the revelers who drop by a venue of a different sort — her virtual island on Roblox.
‘Harry Potter’ cast recalls first kisses, horrible haircuts in reunion special
Daniel Radcliffe remembers the embarrassing haircuts, Emma Watson found meeting up with her “Harry Potter” cast mates “an unexpected joy,” and director Christopher Columbus recalls the sets for the movies as “the greatest playground in the world.” Many of the cast of the “Harry Potter” film franchise reunited for a 20th anniversary TV special, called “Return to Hogwarts,” to be broadcast on Jan. 1 on HBO Max.
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