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Jimmy Fallon and Andrew Rannells’ Broadway musical tribute to 2020
December 8th, 2020 under Andrew Rannells, Jimmy Fallon. [ Comments: none ]


Yesterday on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Andrew Rannells reworked some of Broadway’s hugest hits to describe all of the huge hits we got from 2020.

The two men sang 2020 versions of songs from West Side Story (America), Little Shop of Horrors (Suddenly Seymour), The Sound of Music (Sixteen Going on Seventeen), The Book of Mormon (Hello), Wicked (Defying Gravity), A Chorus Line (One), Cats (Memory), Dreamgirls (And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going), Fiddler on the Roof (Tradition), Hairspray (You Can’t Stop the Beat), West Side Story (Maria), Hamilton (My Shot), and I Believe the last one is from The Book of Mormon. All together, it told the story of how crappy this year has been.

While these past 12 months have been all doom and gloom, this bit brought me a lot of happiness. I will go on record and say this is the best thing that Fallon has done on his show to date. Just like when the chorus line sings One, my hat is off to him and Rannells. When it comes to the Broadway star, I saw his friend Patty Lupone shine through him. Am I the only one who saw it?

You know, if Corden can take time off from his show, then why can’t Fallon star in a musical on the Great White Way with Rannells. I would love to see the two of them work together. Maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda could write it for them? I would fly back to NYC, after I get my shot, to see that.

One last note, how is it possible that they didn’t do a song from Rent? I mean, there is the title song Rent, where they ask how are they going to pay rent. There is also Seasons of Love that tells the story of 525,600 minutes measuring a year. I think it seems like a given, I am telling you.

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Andrew Rannells spills the tea on his diner with Patti LuPone and Glenn Close
June 25th, 2020 under Andrew Rannells, Andy Cohen, Glenn Close, Jon Hamm, Patti LuPone. [ Comments: none ]


A few weeks ago, when Patti LuPone was on Watch What Happens Live, she talked about the fateful night she had with Andrew Rannells, Jon Hamm, and her sworn enemy Glenn Close.

The two legendary actresses do not get along because LuPone was slated to play the lead in Sunset Boulevard, but they gave the role to Glenn Close instead. Needless to say, since then Lupone has not been a fan of Close’s.

So what happened when the two ladies got close to each other on a night out in Manhattan. According to LuPone, she warned her friend Jon Hamm that he better not f*ck her.

That was towards the end of that night, a night we all wish we could have been a fly on the wall. While we were not, Rannells was. Yesterday, when he was on WWHL, he gave some more details to Andy Cohen about what happened inbetween their chance meeting until the threat.

He says the three of them were out at a restaurant, and they went to talk to some friends. When they got back to the booth, Close was sitting there all by herself. The three joined her and chatted for a while. Since both divas are ladies, they acted civilly towards each other. However, you could feel the tension between them.

He probably felt it because LuPone kept saying to him that Close better not try to f*ck Hamm or that she would lose it. No one lost anything that night, but Rannels had a night he will never forget.

I can’t wait to hear what Hamm has to say about it. He better ham it up for the cameras!

I also hope that some big Broadway producer casts LuPone and Close in a revival of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Ryan Murphy would have the next Feud unfold before our very eyes.

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Patti LuPone threatened Jon Hamm about f*cking Glenn Close!
April 28th, 2020 under Andrew Rannells, Andy Cohen, Glenn Close, Jon Hamm, Patti LuPone. [ Comments: 1 ]


Patti LuPone was on Watch What Happens Live yesterday and she was spilling the tea to Andy Cohen. The actress said that Barbra Streisand is 50 years too old to play Gypsy, the time she destroyed a dressing room when she got fired from a play in London, and what she thought of playing Madonna’s mother in Evita.

My favorite spilled tea is when she talked about how Glenn Close crashed her get together with Jon Hamm and Rannells. The three of them were having drinks in Manhattan when Close came over and sat next to the Mad Men star. After the Fatal Attraction star left, LuPone said to Hamm, “If you f*ck her, I will never speak to you again.” With that stern warning, he did not go home with her. Which is a good thing because who wants her rabbit soup.

Talking about vengeance, why is LuPone so hasty towards Close? My friend Michael gave me the deets. Close was starring as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and she was a huge hit. So much so, they asked her to do the role on Broadway. There was only one problem, LuPone was already offered the role. Therefore, LuPone found out she was fired in the papers, and because of that, she is not a fan of Close.

I think the two should kiss, makeup, and star in a Broadway rendition of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. I would pay a lot of money to see that pairing.

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The New Normal ends the season with beautiful wedding and a baby!
April 2nd, 2013 under Andrew Rannells, NBC. [ Comments: none ]


Tonight on NBC at 9p is the one hour season finale of The New Normal and it has plenty of laughs and happy tears.
The first half hour starts out with Brian (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) planning their wedding and the two men have problems deciding on everything. Not only do they have problems agreeing on things for their big day, they have yet to pick out a name for their son that is due any day now. But by the end of the episode they will have the perfect name for him, but I can’t tell you what it is because what fun is that.
Then for the second half hour it is time for David and Brian’s wedding, but they are going to have a wedding crasher. That’s because Goldie’s (Georgia King) water breaks during the ceremony. Baby ICan’tTellYouHisName ruins his dads’ wedding, but he gives us a sweet birthing scene. We have waited all season for his arrival and it doesn’t disappoint. Neither does the season finale. So tune in for the last episode for the season of the best new family show we got this television year.
I really hope that NBC picks this show up for a second season because I really fell in love with this darling show.

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Scout’s honor you’re going to love tonight’s The New Normal
March 26th, 2013 under Andrew Rannells, NBC. [ Comments: none ]


Tonight at 9:30p on NBC’s The New Normal former Eagle Scout David (Justin Bartha) decides to lead a troop of Boy Scouts, but how will they react when they find out he is gay. At first he keeps it a secret from everyone, but then Bryan (Andrew Rannells) convinces him to come out to his troop. What happens next will surprise you and make you question how in the year 2013 the Boy Scouts can still discriminate against anyone for anything.
This is an important message that needs to get out there, and TNN does a good and fair job for making their point why this rule needs to be overturned. So tune in for another great episode of this sitcom that has turned out to be a wonderful family show that everyone can enjoy and should watch.

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