The Psych musical is finally (almost) here.
USA announced Thursday that the long-awaited two-hour special, featuring all new original songs by series creator Steve Franks, will premiere on Sunday, Dec. 15. Featuring guest appearances by musical vets Anthony Rapp (Rent) and Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Psych: The Musical will find Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) singing and dancing their way through a murder mystery centered on a Z (Rapp), a playwright who is deemed criminally insane after killing a critic six years ago. When Z escapes, the team must track him down and turn to the one person he confided in — a familiar villain from Shawn's past.
Hollywood was stunned by the unexpected death of Glee star Cory Monteith on Saturday night. Hours earlier, Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room, though the cause of death was still unknown. Here's what his co-stars and fellow celebrities had to say about his sudden passing:
Question: I don't have anything against Rosario Dawson, but I wonder why Daphne Rubin-Vega wasn't offered or didn't take the part of Mimi in the movie version of Rent, especially when so many of the other original Broadway cast members are reprising their roles.
Answer: In fact, all but two of Rent's original cast members are reprising their roles in the movie, which you can spin for good or for bad. On the one hand, their performances are the defining interpretations of those roles, and given that Rent is such a recent work, every subsequent performer must make a conscious choice to either work within or actively go against the interpretations those original actors established. (By contrast, no one today is oppressed by the way Hamlet was originally played.) Drawing on the original cast ensures that the essence of the show's appeal will get carried over to the fil