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Ranking the 20 Best Movie Musicals of All Time, From ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ to ‘Lemonade’

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Ranking the 20 Best Movie Musicals of All Time, From ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ to ‘Lemonade’
The musical often feels like a relic of a long-dead Hollywood studio system, but it remains a genre that captures movies’ ability to create story worlds that move freely between reality and fantasy. The worst examples come from filmmakers who give license to music, color, and movement run amok; the best musicals transcend artifice and integrate songs that become expressions of pure character emotion. It offers endless possibilities, but success demands a complete mastery of the medium.

Very few current stars could learn the choreography of Busby Berkeley, Jerome Robbins, or Bob Fosse, and adapting a medium developed and most suited for the stage requires innovative direction. In translating the joy of a live musical to the magic of cinema, some things are easily lost in the shuffle.

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From “A Star is Born” to “Singin’ in the Rain,” here are 20 musicals that represent the
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Anthony Ramos Makes a Name for Himself With 'She's Gotta Have It' (Exclusive)

Anthony Ramos Makes a Name for Himself With 'She's Gotta Have It' (Exclusive)
“Everyone in the room knew immediately: This is special.”

Hamilton star Anthony Ramos is talking about that room where it happened. From workshop presentations at The Public to sold-out crowds at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater, Ramos was part of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon from the beginning in 2014, playing John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton’s son Philip for over two years. “We knew we were about to be a part of something that was going to change all of our lives,” Ramos tells Et.

Now, like other stars from the original cast, Ramos is seeing his life change dramatically as his career reaches new heights. This year, the 26-year-old actor and musician landed his first starring role on TV, working with filmmaker Spike Lee, no less, playing Mars Blackmon on the Netflix TV adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, based on Lee’s debut 1988 film about a polyamorous woman artist living in Brooklyn. Lee originated the role
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Bradley Cooper Talks Singing with Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) in A Star Is Born

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Bradley Cooper Talks Singing with Stefani Germanotta (aka Lady Gaga) in A Star Is Born
They’re doin’ it for “The Fame”!

In the upcoming third reboot of A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper and Stefani Germanotta will put a modern, genre-spanning spin on the 1937 rags-to-riches love story — and People has an exclusive look at the movie, which hits theaters May 18, 2018.

Cooper, 42, cowrote the film’s script, coproduces, directs and will star in the upcoming musical drama. Meanwhile, A Star Is Born will be the first leading role for 31-year-old Germanotta (that’s Lady Gaga, who will be credited under her birth name).

The accomplished pop star — who has won six Grammy Awards and is
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Apple Seeking New Headquarters For Video Team At Historic Hollywood Studio (Report)

Apple is reportedly seeking to lease a new headquarters for its original video team: The Culver Studios, which is where iconic films like Gone With The Wind, A Star Is Born, and The Matrix were shot.

The studio comprises 13 soundstages that measure up to 32,000 square feet apiece, reports The Financial Times, and are suitable for both feature film and television shoots. Beyond the cache of the name, the space would primarily serve as an office space for Apple’s video team, led by former Sony Pictures TV execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. Erlicht and Van Amburg are behind hits like Breaking Bad and The Crown, and were tapped to helm Apple's original content efforts in June.

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30 Years After Madonna’s ‘Who’s That Girl': 16 Pop Stars in Film, Ranked From Best to Worst (Photos)

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30 Years After Madonna’s ‘Who’s That Girl': 16 Pop Stars in Film, Ranked From Best to Worst (Photos)
Harry Styles: “Dunkirk” The former One Direction-er is one of the desperate British troops stuck on “the mole” in Christopher Nolan’s new World War II movie “Dunkirk.” Lady Gaga: “A Star is BornLady Gaga will star across Bradley Cooper in the upcoming film “A Star is Born,” about a singer who falls in love with an aging rock star. It’s a remake of the 1937 film, which has been remade twice: 1954 with Judy Garland and 1976 with Barbra Streisand. It’s slated for release in September 2018. Beyonce Knowles: “Austin Powers,” “Dreamgirls” Knowles made her film
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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: In Hollywood today, followers are as important as acting classes

In Hollywood’s Golden Age, the proverbial trip to stardom was immortalized in movies like A Star Is Born: a chance meeting with a talent agent at a notions counter, an appearance as an unscheduled understudy, a standout player in a movie’s bit part. But today’s new crop of famous people come from a wide variety of different outlets far beyond the classic studio system. As GQ’s Zach Baron reports, outlets like streaming services, YouTube channels, and social media avenues are now as important to future stars as a turn at the Strasberg Institute once might have been. Baron interviews a variety of young starlets, like Disney Channel stars Paris Berelc and the recently ousted Jake Paul, as well as TV’s Kid Flash, Keiynan Lonsdale, Glee’s Harry Shum Jr., and Dear White People’s Antoinette Robertson. They all offer insight on how radically the
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Teen Mom 2 Star Briana DeJesus Shares First Photo of Daughter Stella

Teen Mom 2 Star Briana DeJesus Shares First Photo of Daughter Stella
A star is born! While fans were enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks, Teen Mom 2 castmate Briana DeJesus unveiled the first photo of someone who's been lighting up her world—her newborn daughter, Stella. "My StellyBelly girl," the reality star captioned the shot of her baby swaddled in a blanket with a hat affixed with a bow atop her head. The photograph comes just days after DeJesus gave birth to her second child on July 2. She welcomed little Stella at 1:57 p.m. on Sunday in Florida and the baby weighed in at 6 pounds and 11.6 ounces. At the time, she was 19.5 inches long. DeJesus is also mom to 5-year-old daughter Nova, who she welcomed with ex Devoin Austin. ...
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Lady Gaga and Boyfriend Christian Carino Spend the First Day of Summer Smiling in the Hamptons

Lady Gaga and Boyfriend Christian Carino Spend the First Day of Summer Smiling in the Hamptons
Go on and kiss the girl!

Lady Gaga and boyfriend Christian Carino were spotted out together in the Hamptons on Wednesday, enjoying the first day of summer with smiles on their faces.

The couple looked casual and comfortable together as they walked along some rocks, with Carino – a CAA talent agent – throwing his arm over the singer’s shoulders at one point.

Both were wearing backwards white baseball caps, and Gaga paired her denim shorts with a Little Mermaid t-shirt.

People confirmed Gaga and Carino’s romance in February, just ahead of the 31-year-old’s Super Bowl halftime performance.

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Lady Gaga Goes Ginger (Photo)

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Lady Gaga knows how to stick out -- at events, concerts and now ... on her film set, where her orange hair was hard to miss. The usually blonde Gaga went carrot top on the "A Star Is Born" set this week. The Bradley Cooper-directed film was shooting Wednesday in L.A. ... and the ginger look is something new for the remake. Gaga's role was previously played by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, neither of whom went red.
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Dave Chappelle Joins Lady Gaga in Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born

Dave Chappelle Joins Lady Gaga in Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born
Last month, Warner Bros. released the first photo of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the studio's remake of A Star Is Born, just as production got under way. Today we have word that the cast is starting to come together while production continues, with comedian Dave Chappelle joining the team. This marks the actor's first movie role since appearing in director Spike Lee's Chi-Raq in 2015.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Dave Chappelle will play a character named Noodles, the best friend of country star Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), whom he met while they were both playing in blues clubs. The story follows Jackson Maine, whose career is in decline, when he meets a young singer named Ally (Lady Gaga), whom he strikes up a love affair with. When Jackson starts bringing Ally into the spotlight, her career skyrockets, surpassing Jackson's fame as he tries to deal with his own fading glory.
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A Star Is Born (2018): Dave Chappelle Signs On To Cast

Dave Chappelle Joins The Cast Of A Star Is Born Comedian and Chi-Raq actor Dave Chappelle will play a supporting role in the upcoming remake of A Star Is Born. If the movie’s name sounds familiar to you, that’s because it has been the title of not one, not two, but three movies with the same [...]

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Hamilton Alum Anthony Ramos Secures Roles In A Star Is Born And Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

It’s a big, big day for Anthony Ramos.

The up-and-coming star, who wowed in the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Broadway hit Hamilton, has today climbed aboard both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper’s music drama headed up by a true star and all-around industry icon in Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta). It’s a remake of William Wellman’s 1937 film of the same name, and we understand Eric Roth is the brains behind the screenplay. As for Ramos, he’s landed the part of Gaga’s best friend Ramon, an “aspiring dancer who is born to be in the spotlight.” Filming is underway now ahead of a theatrical release on September 28th of this year.

That’s the indie passion project; as for the blockbuster, Deadline’s scoop reveals that Ramos has boarded King of the Monsters to play Cpl.
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Anthony Ramos Books ‘A Star Is Born’ & ‘Godzilla’ Sequel

Anthony Ramos Books ‘A Star Is Born’ & ‘Godzilla’ Sequel
Exclusive: Anthony Ramos has landed a role in Warner Bros’ Bradley Cooper-directed musical A Star Is Born, starring Cooper and Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga. Written by Eric Roth, the remake of William Wellman's 1937 film will bow in theaters September 28, 2018. The pic follows a singer (Germanotta) who falls in love with an aging rocker (Cooper) who launches her successful career as his own is in a downward spiral. Ramos will play Gaga’s best friend Ramon, an…
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‘A Star Is Born’ Adds Rafi Gavron & Michael Harney

‘A Star Is Born’ Adds Rafi Gavron & Michael Harney
Exclusive: Warner Bros.’ hotly anticipated musical drama A Star Is Born is tuning up its cast. Rafi Gavron and Michael Harney, along with Rebecca Field, have joined Bradley Cooper and Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) in the Cooper-directed remake to William Wellman's 1937 film. The pic centers on a singe who falls in love with an aging rocker that manages to launch a successful career as his own is in a downward spiral. Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay also co-star. Will…
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Famous In Love Season 1 Episode 2 Review: A Star Is Torn

Paige's jerk dad and her fangirl mom came to town on Famous In Love Season 1 Episode 2, and things were (briefly) not looking so good for her fledgling acting career.

For all of the drama surrounding her dad's disapproval over her choice to pursue acting, it was rather weirdly wrapped up in a neat little bow in the final two minutes of screentime. What an odd quick-fix that was.

"A Star Is Torn" centered on Paige's anxieties about her newfound fame. As she told Cassie and Jake in the stylist scene, she can hardly enjoy all of the amazing things happening to her because of her worries over balancing school and dealing with her dad.

Oh, how sad. Woe is Paige. (Note: This is sarcasm. Everything she complained about is basically the definition of first-world problems.)

Paige even whipped up a spreadsheet in an attempt to prove to her dad that
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‘A Star is Born’ at Coachella

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper filmed scenes for the ‘A Star is Born’ remake at Coachella.

Shake out those flower crowns, jean shorts, and neon accessories: we’re talking about Coachella again. I know, I know you’re probably over hearing about the three days millennial Woodstock. However, something interesting happened last weekend. It’s not Hans Zimmer playing a psychedelic set though that was pretty impressive.

Lady Gaga (née Stefani Germanotta) headlined Coachella’s Saturday night program — following Beyoncé’s decision to hold off headlining until next year due to her pregnancy. Gaga performed a surprise new song titled The Cure. Gaga then managed to film a part of Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star is Born. If that title sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve probably heard it three times. The Janet Gaynor-starring 1937 version, the Judy Garland-starring 1954 version, and the Barbra Streisand-starring 1976 version. In
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A Star Is Born First Look At Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Copyright: © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. And Ratpac-dune Entertainment LLC. Photo Credit: Neal Preston. Bradley Cooper, and Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga).

Filming began on Monday (April 17) on Warner Bros. Pictures’ reimagining of the musical A Star Is Born starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) is helming the film, marking his directorial debut.

A Star Is Born is being filmed entirely in Southern California and Warner Bros. Pictures has it slated for release beginning September 28, 2018.

The film is from producer Jon Peters who produced the 1976 film starring Barbra Steisand and Kris Kristofferson. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, the movie won one Oscar for Best Music, Original Song – Barbra Streisand (music), Paul Williams (lyrics) for the song “Evergreen (Love Theme from
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Lady Gaga Shares First Look at 'A Star Is Born'

We've been tracking the development of a new version of A Star Is Born for years. Beyonce was originally set to play a lead role under the direction of Clint Eastwood, with stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Christian Bale and Tom Cruise touted for the other lead role. The project stalled when Beyonce dropped out in 2012. Everything changed when Bradley Cooper boarded the project in 2015 as both star and director. Beyonce considered joining again but ultimately decided against it, leaving the way open last year for Lady Gaga to take on a role made famous by Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. Production has now begun and Lady Gaga shared the first official photo via social media.   I am so excited to star in my first movie...

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