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Barack Obama Returns To Public Life, At Least For A Night At The Theater — See The Adorable Pics HERE!

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He's more than earned some time off to rest and be with family, and it looks like Barack Obama is using that time to the best of his ability right now!

This week, the former President found himself in New York City for a business meeting, and then he spent Friday night out on the town with daughter Malia, even taking in a Broadway show!

Related: Get More Barack Obama News HERE!

President Obama looked relaxed, rested, and happy while meeting people and shaking hands, as you can see (below):

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SO IMPRESSIVE!!!

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Watching NCIS Los Angeles star Barrett Foa on Monday night at Rockwell Table & Stage recreate a New Jersey production of Les Miserables he went to was one of the most thrilling pieces of cabaret we have ever seen!!!

Enjoy!!!

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As If Today Isn't Bad Enough, J.K. Rowling Just Crushed Your Cursed Child Dreams!

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J.K. Rowling has some bad news, Potterheads!

Harry Potter fans were blessed with another magical Hogwarts adventure in the form of a two-part play when the Cursed Child made its debut last year.

Since the acclaimed stage production was a hit with critics and die hard fans, rumors quickly swirled that the spellbinding story was already in talks to be adapted to the big screen!

Related: Rowling Defends Johnny Depp's Casting In Fantastic Beasts!

Insiders even hinted that the original trio — Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint — were already being coaxed to reprise their roles as adult Harry, Hermione, and Ron for the future installment.

Speaking on the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, journalist and historian Jim Hill — who is apparently connected with the film departments at Disney and Universal Studios — said:

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Jennifer Holliday Opens Up About Skipping Donald Trump's Inauguration: 'I Don't Want My Name To Be Associated With Heartbreak Or Sadness'

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After making waves yesterday, Jennifer Holliday is speaking out about choosing to back away from Donald Trump!

As you'll remember on Saturday, the Broadway star and Dreamgirls alum announced that she was not going to perform at The Donald's inauguration this week, despite earlier accepting an invitation!

Related: Get ALL Your Trump Inauguration News HERE!

That sent shockwaves through the entertainment community, at least as it relates to the inauguration, and now Holliday is speaking out to explain her decision, and what she went through with the entire process.

Speaking with THR, Holliday reveals her reasoning in the first place for accepting the invitation late last week:

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Whoa! Broadway Star Jennifer Holliday Cancels Appearance At Donald Trump's Inauguration — Read Her Open Letter HERE!

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Good for her!!!

Broadway legend and performing artist Jennifer Holliday has officially canceled her scheduled performance at Donald Trump's inauguration next Friday, writing an open letter to her LGBT fans and calling her decision to perform a "lapse of judgment."

Related: Howie Mandel Calls Bullsh*t On Trump's Golden Shower Excuse!

The singer — who has won Tony Awards and Grammys — came under fire on Friday when she was announced as the performer of a concert set as part of The Donald's swearing-in activities in Washington, D.C.

But the woman, long considered an ally to LGBT fans of hers, reconsidered the announcement after seeing the pushback from those who have supported her for so long!

Holliday wrote a long, heartfelt apology letter that was published this morning in The Wrap, and you can see it in full (below):

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James Corden Has An Epic Broadway Riff-Off With Neil Patrick Harris — Causing One Of Them To Split Their Pants!

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Not too many can keep up with James Corden in the Broadway department — but if anyone can give him a run for his money, it's fellow Tonys host Neil Patrick Harris.

On Monday, the Series of Unfortunate Events star stopped by the Late Late Show where he bullied the host into facing off against him in an epic show tunes riff-off!

After NPH mocked Corden for winning a Tony for a non-singing role, the British late night host had no choice but to battle the Broadway veteran in a high stakes (and high note) competition!

Photo: Neil Shares Emotional Tribute To Former Costar Debbie Reynolds

Backed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Corden kicked off singing Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat from Guys and Dolls, to which Harris responded back with Everything's Coming Up Roses from Gypsy.

In between hurling intimidating trash talk at one another, Corden and Harris then belted out tunes from Company, Les Miserables, and a particularly sexy number from Chicago.

But when the time came for the pair to duet on My Shot from Hamilton, Harris' riff-off turned into a RIP off. When they returned from commercial break, the How I Met Your Mother alum confessed:

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