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Funny Girl Revival Postponed

Lauren Ambrose

The revival of Broadway's Funny Girl has been postponed, the New York Times reports.

"We have made the extremely difficult decision today to postpone our production of 'Funny Girl,' producer Bob Boyett said in a statement. "Given the current economic climate, many Broadway producing investors have found it impossible to maintain their standard level of financial commitment."

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Influential Hollywood Agent Sue Mengers Dies

Sue Mengers

Sue Mengers, one of the most influential Hollywood agents during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, died following several small strokes, Vanity Fair reports. She claimed to be 78 years old, but some sources said she was 81.

According to Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, Mengers died Saturday at her Beverly Hills home surrounded by close friends, Ali MacGraw, Joanna Poitier (wife of Sidney) and Boaty Boatwright.

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VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Shares Memories from Hit Song

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is celebrating her friends and collaborators on her newest album, What Matters Most.

In the video below, Streisand recalls her first memory of meeting Alan and Marilyn Bergman, the duo behind many of her hit songs and covers such as "The Way We Were," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," and "Papa Can You Hear Me?"

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Lauren Ambrose to Star in Broadway's Funny Girl Revival

Lauren Ambrose

Lauren Ambrose is Broadway's new Funny Girl.

It's a huge and legendary role to fill, as Barbra Streisand originated it in the musical's first Broadway run back in 1964. She also starred in the 1968 film adaptation and won the Best Actress Oscar.

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The 7 Things to Know About Rosie O'Donnell's New Talk Show

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell may be taking over Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studio to launch her talk show, but she's not trying to be the next Oprah.

Appearing in front of reporters Friday during OWN's fall TV preview session, O'Donnell said her appeal is very different from Oprah's. "I think the reason for my previous success is that I'm really not aspirational [like Oprah is]," she said. "I'm inspirational... in the sense that people at home so related to me that they felt they could be at the table with me and Madonna."

"I really am more the audience," she continued. "No one at home is going, 'I wish I could be Rosie O'Donnell, an overweight lesbian who yells too much."

That said, The Rosie Show, which will premiere Monday, Oct. 10 at 7/6c, will be quite different from The Oprah Winfrey Show. "My job is mostly to be entertaining and funny, which is what I'm hoping to do," she said.

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Arthur Laurents, West Side Story and Gypsy Writer, Dies at 93

Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents, the Tony-winning playwright of Broadway's West Side Story and Gypsy, has died. He was 93.

Laurents died Thursday in New York of complications from pneumonia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Barbra Streisand To Perform at Grammys

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand has been tapped to perform at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

Mick Jagger to make first appearance on Grammys stage

The eight-time Grammy winner and current nominee will be introduced by three-time Grammy winner ... read more

Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen to Road Trip in My Mother’s Curse

Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen

Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are hitting the open road together: The two have signed on for the mother/son movie comedy My Mother's Curse.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film follows an inventor (Rogen) who invites his mom (Streisand) on a cross-country trip as he tries to sell his new product while also reuniting her with a long-lost love.

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Clint Eastwood to Direct Beyonce in A Star is Born Remake

Clint Eastwood, Beyonce Knowles

Clint Eastwood has been tapped to direct a remake of A Star is Born with Beyonce as the lead actress, Deadline reports.

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The story line centers on an aspiring Hollywood actress and an aging movie star who helps launch her career.

The first film, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, debuted in 1937 and was remade twice since: once in ... read more

Forbidden Planet, Honey West Star Anne Francis Dies at 80

Anne Francis

Anne Francis, the actress best known for her roles in the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet and the 1960s TV show Honey West, has died. She was 80.

Francis died Sunday at a Santa Barbara nursing home of complications of pancreatic cancer, her daughter, Jane Uemura, told the Los Angeles Times.

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Born as Ann Marvak in Ossining, N.Y., Francis, known for the prominent beauty mark near her mouth, rose to fame starring alongside such actors as Spencer Tracy and Paul Newman in the 1950s... read more

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