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Broadway’s “Spiderman” Loses It’s Director, Is Delayed Yet Again

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I feel like we all saw this coming a mile away…it’s just sad that it got to this point…

With the constant injuries, rewrites and retooling, the producers of Broadway’s “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” are now planning to temporarily shut down the musical yet again for a major overhaul, this time without star director Julie Taymor.

According to the NY Daily News, Taymor has completely walked away from the show she originally co-wrote and brought to life.

Producers of the $65 million play (the most expensive in Broadway history) plan to shut down preview performances for two to three weeks to retool and hold new rehearsals.  According to one member of the production staff:

“I will say about these producers, they will do whatever it takes. They want a great show…When others would have given up, they will not.”

That’s an understatement…

The plans also call for the show’s official opening night, scheduled for this Tuesday, to be postponed for three months.  Opening night for the musical, which puts on its 100th preview on Wednesday night, has already been delayed five times.

A lengthy shutdown would cost the show $1.3 million a week and cause it to miss out on any Tony Award nominations.

It was unclear if Taymor, a Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, quit or was fired, and her departure also left Broadway insiders speculating whether lead actor Reeve Carney, who was handpicked by Taymor, will stay with the show. Carney says, though, that he isn’t going anywhere:

“Oh yeah…All the changes, so far, have been good for the show…We’re just trying to make it the best it can be.”

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AWKWARD: Ross Didn’t Like His Pet Monkey On ‘Friends’?!?

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Remember back in the 90’s on Friends when Ross got a pet monkey while living in New York City and no one batted an eye? Those were truly simpler times. Here in the jaded 2019, we just discovered that David Schwimmer didn’t like working with that monkey and now I don’t know what to believe anymore.

Last night, Matt LeBlanc stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his latest sitcom, Man With A Plan, but it was his chat about a particular Friends star that has the internet buzzing. When Jimmy Kimmel coyly asked if Matt keeps in touch with Marcel the monkey (who is actually named Katie in real life), Matt shared a nugget of information that I wasn’t prepared to ingest. David Schwimmer did not like working with the monkey!

“I liked the monkey! I like animals, and the monkey was really cool. Schwimmer… Not so much. He’s the one that had to work with it the most, so he was like, ‘Again with the monkey?’ But I got along great with it.”

Ouch. Right in the nostalgia. Apparently Katie the monkey wasn’t always the most cooperative co-star as Matt recounted the time she forced taping to come to a complete halt when she climbed above the lighting grid to hang out on the ceiling. It took about thirty minutes and a few mealworms to finally get the monkey back down to the set! Talk about a diva.

Check out the fun interview below! Click ahead to 3:05 mark to hear all about the monkey business.

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VIDEO: The 38 Seconds Of Video Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Is Regretting Right Now.

In a video from last year, Loughlin’s daughter says she will balance trips to Fiji and NYC into her school calendar, “doesn’t know how much of school (she is) going to attend” but she wants the experience of game days, partying, and “doesn’t really care about school, as you know.”

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As mom Lori Loughlin faces allegations she paid 500,000 to help get her daughter Olivia Jade into college as a member of the crew team – even sending photographs of her daughter on a rowing machine to create the impression she was an athlete – a video made by her daughter in August is making the rounds again for the embarrassing references she makes to not even caring about getting an education in the first place.

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In the video, an entitled Olivia Jade, a YouTuber followed by 2 million people on the video platform, says she will balance trips to Fiji and NYC into her school calendar, “doesn’t know how much of school (she is) going to attend” but she wants the experience of game days, partying, and “doesn’t really care about school, as you know.”

Why she hasn’t taken this video down yet completely escapes me.

Naturally, social media has unleashed upon her, although it is unclear whether Olivia Jade even know her entrance into college was a result of bribes, (if the allegations are proven correct.)

In either case, the social media celebrity had to apologize days after this video first came out, and is more than likely wishing she had taken it down entirely now…

 

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WATCH: This Champagne Tower Video Does Not End Well

This guy will have a story to tell for the rest of his life.

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