Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway's 'Funny Girl' after Feldstein says the production 'decided to take the show in a different direction'
Lea Michele will take over as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" — the role famously played by the legendary Barbra Streisand — starting on September 6.news.yahoo.com
Babysitter from Michigan wins whopping $121K on ‘Weakest Link’ game show
The owner of a babysitting company took home a whopping $121,000 on “Weakest Link” airing on NBC on Sunday, April 4. After each round, the contestants each vote for the player they think is the “weakest link.” Whomever receives the most votes goes home with nothing. “Rachel, so, what do you do for a living,” host Lynch asked her after round one. “To hire babysitters, right?” asked Lynch. “Would you hire somebody like me to be a babysitter,” Lynch asked.mlive.com
How to Watch “Weakest Link” season 2 premiere
Tonight at 9pm on NBC, Weakest Link returns for a whole new season of competition. Hosted by the hilarious Jane Lynch, Weakest Link is a game show series hinging on the compatibility of total strangers. Consecutive correct answers increase the value of the answer chain, while incorrect responses result in a reset to the lowest rung. At the end of each round, contestants vote to eliminate the fellow contestant they consider to be the “Weakest Link” in the chain. The contestant who receives the highest number of votes leaves the game as Jane declares the iconic phrase, “You are the Weakest Link.mlive.com
‘Weakest Link’ with Jane Lynch returns | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time
Jane Lynch hosts a new season of Weakest Link on NBC tonight, Jan. 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. No one wants to be the weakest link, but this show aims to find that person and eliminate them. At the end of each round, the contestants will get the chance to vote out the contestant they believe is the weakest link. Where can I watch Weakest Link if I don’t have cable? You can also watch it on Peacock TV, the new NBC streaming service with access to your favorite NBC shows.mlive.com
‘Gilligan’s Island’ star Dawn Wells dies, COVID-19 cited
LOS ANGELES – Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan's Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. “There is so much more to Dawn Wells” than the “Gilligan's Island” character that brought her fame, Boll said in a statement. Then came “Gilligan's Island,” a goofy, good-natured comedy that aired from 1964-67 that became an unlikely but indelible part of popular culture. Wells' comely but innocent Mary Ann complemented Louise's worldly Ginger, and both became innocuous '60s TV versions of sex symbols. Dawn is survived by her stepsister, Weslee Wells, Boll said.
How to watch ‘Meet the Chimps,’ narrated by Jane Lynch, on Disney+
Meet the Chimps lets viewers explore one of the largest sanctuaries in the world, Chimp Haven, in its premiere on Disney+ today, Friday, October 15. Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch will narrate this six-part series that dives deep into the forested heart of Louisiana where Chimp Haven, 200-acres of land that serves as home to more than 300 chimpanzees, is located. Meet the Chimps is available on Disney+ ($6.99/month or $69.99/year). Sign up for Disney+ using the same email that’s associated with your Hulu account, no matter which type of Hulu account it is. You’ll still be charged for the full price for your Hulu account every month, but you will receive a $5.99 credit toward a Disney+ subscription.mlive.com
How to watch “Weakest Link” premiere hosted by Jane Lynch, livestream without cable
The British import returns to NBC as Jane Lynch hosts the series premiere of “Weakest Link." The game show features eight contestants who are total strangers but must work together to bank as much money as possible each round. HOW TO WATCH: “Weakest Link” premieres on NBC tonight at 8 p.m. At the end of each round, contestants vote to eliminate the fellow contestant they consider to be the “Weakest Link” in the chain. The contestant who receives the highest number of votes leaves the game as Jane declares the iconic phrase, “You are the Weakest Link.mlive.com
Jane Lynch takes over as new host of ‘The Weakest Link’
“Your are the weakest link... goodbye.” Jane Lynch is the new host of “The Weakest Link” and she stopped by the studio virtually today to talk about taking over as host on the iconic game show. Contestants face off against each other, and vote off the “weakest link” every round. Former host Anne Robinson earned the nickname “the queen of mean” from her scathing critiques of contestants' mistakes. Lynch shared what she’s looking forward as the host of the show. Watch the video above to she what she had to say.
NBC sets November return for 'This Is Us,' 'Chicago' dramas
LOS ANGELES An optimistic NBC said Thursday it will bring This Is Us and other scripted series back in November despite the TV industry's coronavirus-caused production shutdown that's only beginning to ease. Broadcast TV's usual robust September start to the new season has already bowed to the pandemic, with NBC and other networks relying heavily on reality and acquired series that month. This Is Us, the family drama starring Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, will kick off its fifth season on Nov. 10, the network said. That will be followed by the Nov. 11 return of the Chicago drama franchise: Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.The Mariska Hargitay-led Law & Order: SVU will start its record-building 22nd season on Nov. 12, followed by The Blacklist," starring James Spader and Megan Boone, on Nov. 13. Connecting, a new comedy about friends using video chats to remain bonded despite pandemic isolation, will debut Oct. 1.
Actress Naya Rivera, who rose to fame in 'Glee,' dies at 33
NEW YORK Naya Rivera, a singer and actress who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy Glee, was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. What a force you were, wrote Glee co-star Jane Lynch on Twitter. She is survived by her parents, Yolanda and George; a younger brother, Mychal; a sister, Nickayla; and her 4-year-old son. Naya Rivera was a fierce talent with so much more to do and this is such a terrible tragedy. In the preface to her autobiography, Rivera wrote that motherhood had changed her life and given it perspective.
Billionaire bashing is back. Here's a better idea for America
We saw that all too clearly during the Democratic presidential debate last week with a number of comments disparaging America's billionaires. That is, the idea that billionaires don't deserve respect because they most likely got their wealth through luck. Much of the world will be watching to see if the Kansas City plan succeeds, but here's a spoiler alert: it's already a success. Meanwhile, the Kansas City experiment will be philosophically competing with the sentiment that success is just too random in America. Kansas City is trying "can do" over Yang's and Warren's "can't do."cnbc.com
Jane Lynch, Cyndi Lauper developing 'Golden Girls'-inspired show for Netflix
It's time to thank Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper for being a friend. Lynch won an Emmy Sunday night at the Creative Arts Emmys for her guest role in "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and revealed that she and Lauper (who must be friends) are developing a show together for Netflx, and it will be comparable to the classic show "The Golden Girls," according to Variety. Im almost 60 and shes 65, and were looking for our next act, without ever having had husbands of children, Lynch said of the show. And there will be two other people who havent been cast yet. But its kind of a 'Golden Girls' for today.This sounds wildly fun, and if they want to make every "Golden Girls" fan dreams come true, we'll see Betty White pop up in this.
Taylor Swift headlining Amazon Prime Day concert
Amazon Music has announced its first ever Prime Day Concert to be headlined by Taylor Swift. The event will stream live on Prime Video at 9 p.m. ET on July 10, exclusively for Prime members. "Hosted by award-winning actress Jane Lynch ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Glee"), the Prime Day Concert presented by Amazon Music will be available to Prime members to stream on-demand after the live show for a limited time on Prime Video, which will include select songs from each performance." Amazon Prime Day is a big deal for shoppers and this year they will have 48 hours to try and rack up the best deals from the online retailer.
Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson on new CBS comedy "Angel from Hell"
Lynch and Lawson star in the highly-anticipated CBS comedy about a loud mouth, liquor-loving woman. She thinks she's a guardian angel sent to stop an intense, Type A doctor from going down the wrong path. The pair join "CBS This Morning" to discuss what drew them to the pilot.cbsnews.com