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Dina Lohan Has TWO Reality TV Projects?

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If you could see my expression, it is one of feigned shock. Dina Lohan, mother of embattled young actress Lindsay Lohan, will reportedly be appearing on not one but two potential reality shows.

The first, as reported by TMZ, includes Ms. Lohan alongside the ex-wives of famous people – like Prince, Will Smith, R. Kelly and Eddie Murphy, for a show on VH1 called “Hollywood Exes.” Dina is supposedly shooting several episodes but isn’t a full season member of the cast. She is being brought in as a ‘friend’ of many of the cast members, and will be expected to liven up the storylines. (Because if there’s anything the Lohan knows, it’s drama.) Daughter Lindsay is not expected to appear on the series.

Meanwhile, that’s not the only TV project Mama Lohan has going this summer.  She has also signed on to a   documentary-series that will follow the real-life journey of launching a Broadwaybound musical from “page to stage,” just like the NBC series Smash. They’ll pay special attention to the kids in the show, and their often overbearing moms. While no network has yet picked up the series, it’s being tentatively titled DramaMamasThe White Plains Performing Arts Center is the theater company in focus. (Have they brought anything to Broadway before?) In any case, they’ve already posted a casting notice calling for” open auditions for young non-union musical theatre performers ages 15-21 for A BRAND NEW musical with a fully staged production in mid-November 2012. …Commitment begins mid-August and goes through mid-November ending before Thanksgiving.” The casting also notes that it is looking for adults to ‘audition’  -but  not for their singing and dancing skills.

Lohan told Celebuzz.com: “There is nothing more important to me than a parent standing behind their child and helping them fulfill their dreams.” (While this is clearly a quote tailor made for promoting a show, it’s more than a bit ironic, given that we’ve seen how that priority has worked out in the past.)

Celebuzz also notes that: “DramaMamas will recruit a variety of creative “mentors” from the Broadway community, including 49-year-old Lohan, who has acted as manager for daughters Lindsay, 25, and Ali, 18.”

Dina is not new to reality TV, she and her kids once appeared on the E! series Living Lohan, which was intended to help launch youngest daughter Ali’s singing aspirations, which has since shifted to modeling.

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Celebrate The Last Day Of Pride Month With Megan Hilty’s Beautiful Rendition Of ‘The Rainbow Connection’

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🎶For all the lovers, the dreamers and LBGT.🎶

With only a few hours left to celebrate the magic of Pride month, the LBGTQ+ heavens opened up and sent down one more gift. Megan Hilty.

The Smash star gave a special Pride performance of the appropriately-themed classic “The Rainbow Connection” for ABC’s LA! Pride and of course she crushed it. The song was first sung by Kermit the Frog in the 1979 film The Muppet Movie and shares a message of hope and inspiration which obviously resonates strongly with the LBGTQ+ community. The only way Hilty’s rendition would be better is if she was covered in Muppet fur honestly.

The Broadway belter captioned the post with a sweet sentiment which read “Happy #pride🌈 kids! It doesn’t end today. Be proud of who you are every day of the year, and find your rainbow connection. 💕✨” And she’s right, every day should be filled with Pride!

Check out the moving performance below and Happy Pride y’all!

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The Trailer For ‘Hamilton’ On Disney+ Just Dropped And Honestly July Can’t Come Soon Enough

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Unlike Aaron Burr, I can’t “wait for it.”

It’s a pretty tough time for Broadway lovers right now. The coronavirus pandemic has left the fate of our beloved Great White Way uncertain and there is no definitive word on when theaters will reopen. Just when things were looking their bleakest, however, Lin-Manuel Miranda rode in on his metaphorical horse…although I’m sure he could have a real horse if he wanted to, he’s very rich…and shared some good news that reignited hope for all us theater lovers. On July 3rd, the mega-hit musical; Hamilton will be available for streaming on Disney+.

The musical was filmed with the original Broadway cast at the Richard Rodgers Theater back in June of 2016. The filmed live production was meant to hit theaters on October 15th but with the fate of movie theaters also unknown, it was decided to shift the show to a streaming platform. In the film, there is creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Jonathan Groff as King George, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton.

Disney+ dropped the trailer for the streamable version and suddenly I feel “helpless” that July 3rd is still a few weeks away.  The musical is obviously amazing but judging from the trailer, the directing and the editing of this film are really going to help make this feel like we are sitting front row center to this production.

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Idina Menzel And Megan Hilty Sing ‘For Good’ For The Class Of 2020 And It’s Obviously Super Good

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Safe to say 2020 has changed pretty much everything for good…

Remember when an acne flare up was the biggest concern of your senior year? Unfortunately the class of 2020 didn’t have the luxury of such a menial fear but instead had to worry about an unprecedented pandemic sweeping the globe and figuring out a way to virtually finish their final days of the school year. Well, when the world is spiraling out of control there is always one thing that I turn to for comfort, a green witch and her snarky blond counterpart. Maybe that’s too specific. But I think we can all agree that watching Idina Menzel and Megan Hilty sing “For Good” from the hit Broadway musical Wicked has enough power to make anyone feel magically better.

In a post on social media Hilty, who played Glinda the Good Witch from 2005-2006, shared the performance which begins with a message that reads

“To the class of 2020; Over the last few years you have made friends and memories that have changed you for the better. We now hope you go out there and change the world for good. This is for you.”

This song choice is poignant for the graduates who may not have even had the chance to say goodbye to their fellow classmates before parting ways in different directions. In the musical Glinda and Elphaba, the role Menzel originated, sing this duet when they finally realize that although they must continue on different paths, their friendship has left them changed for the better. And it gets me every time!

Check out the moving performance below, and congrats to the graduates who made it through such a difficult senior year!

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