Hairspray Live isn’t airing until December 7, but little talent breadcrumbs keep getting dropped to lead us through the entertainment famine of August. There are so many characters in Hairspray, so these announcements will make for tasty morsels for the rest of fall and summer. Yum!
There was a decent turnout in the comment section for this one, with names I’ve actually never heard of and may need to try. Check out the winners and vote for which won you think holds (heh) up best.
Having done The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and The Wiz—excuse me, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and The Wiz Live!—NBC is gearing up for Hairspray, which now has an official air date: December 7.
Following The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and The Wiz Live!, NBC will next air a live version of the musical Hairspray, the story of an aspiring teen dancer. The news was announced at TCA. The musical will air in December, from the producers behind the Hairspray film starring John Travolta.
Dear John Waters, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but figured that if you didn't hear it from me, someone else would tell you the tragedy that has befallen your beloved civil rights/self acceptance/ dancing musical masterpiece Hairspray. Are you sitting down? Good.
A pregnant woman in South Carolina was trying to lift a few things from a beauty supply store when one of the store's employees caught her red-handed. Rather than admit she was wrong and return the goods, Alexis Sade Hayes went on the attack. She hit the employee in the head with a can of hairspray she'd been…
Mirela Gradinaru, 37, would not tell doctors how the hairspray got into her rectum, which, apparently had a lot of hold (no word on shine, though). Surgery was required to remove the object. [The Sun]
Sometimes you can't even get to the heart of the editorial content of a magazine because there are so many ads. And while a few ads are innocuous, pretty or straightforward, many are just bad. Hence, Badvertising! After the jump, some of the worst advertisements from recent issues of Elle, Allure and Glamour.