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Bradley Cooper Is Broadway's Greatest Elephant Man! The Reviews Are In!

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Someone is stunning crowds!

Bradley Cooper is super hot and talented on the silver screen, but it turns out he was built for Broadway too!

The 39-year-old actor has been dazzling the audience of his new play The Elephant Man, and he's wowed the critics!

The Elephant Man officially opened on Sunday night, and Coop was especially in the spotlight since he was following up Mark Hamill, David Bowie, and Billy Crudup in his Joseph Merrick character.

[ Related: Bradley Cooper Is Coming Back To Broadway! But Leaving His Seksiness At The Door? ]

And Cooper is killing it! In a great way!

Entertainment Weekly, while they rated the play a B, said Bradley

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How Did Lindsay Lohan's Stage Debut Go? Get Up To Speed With All The Dirty Deets HERE!

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Lindsay Lohan made her West End debut on Wednesday night in the long-awaited staging of Speed-The-Plow, and everyone is just dying to know how it went!

Unfortunately, it's actually a bit difficult to tell.

[ Photos: See Lindsay Lohan Prepare For Her West End Debut ]

Reviews are so mixed, it's tough to figure out where expectation ends and real criticism begins! By some accounts, Lindsay was a mess who couldn't remember her lines.

By others, she was more prepared than some of her costars AND had her star quality turned up to 11! What's real?

Here's what we're hearing:

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Perez Reviews: Here Lies Love

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Wow. Wow. Wow.

Here Lies Love is one of the best new shows we have seen in years!

The new musical from Fatboy Slim and Talking Heads icon David Byrne is currently playing downtown, but this could easily play uptown and it SHOULD be a big Broadway smash - just not in a traditional theater.

The show is like Evita Part 2 in so many ways - and we mean that in the best way possible!

Just like the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic billed itself as a "rock" opera and told the story of a fiercely powerful female political figure, Here Lies Love calls itself a "revolutionary musical experience" and tells the story of a fiercely powerful female political figure.

In this case, that woman is Filipina Imelda Marcos and that "revolutionary musical experience" is a disco opera!

Like Evita, Here Lies Love is completely sung-through. There is no dialogue. The entire story is told through song!

And these are not "musical theater" songs. These are big pop songs told through mostly disco, dance and pop arrangements.

They are GREAT songs!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT SONGS!!!!

We're STILL singing the title track!

Conveying emotion without any dialogue and effectively showing a character's journey is not easy, but all of the actors do a superb job! Each one!

The show tells the story of Imelda as well as that of her husband, Ferdinand, and that of slain Filipino politician Benigno Aquino.

There is hunger, fame, corruption, greed, adultery, fashion, fun and more! This show has it all, as told through the wildly inventive creative imagination of director Alex Timbers, who also brilliantly conceived and staged the new Broadway production of Rocky.

Here Lies Love is presented as an immersive theatrical experience. There are no seats. The audience is standing and moved around the entire rectangular-shaped room.

Every square inch is used and it's dazzling to see how the stages and sets are transformed and evolve.

We were also SO IMPRESSED by Clint Ramos' costumes! As one would hope, Imelda wears soooo many in the show! And there are so many quick changes - some done right on stage. It's dazzling!

Everything about this production dazzles!

Even though it often tells sad tales and shows ugly moments, it still is told through a shiny disco veneer. Colorful! Happy!

You will walk away feeling GOOD!

This just isn't a musical. It's a concert experience!

It's a MUST-see!!!!!

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Perez Reviews: If/Then

If Idina Menzel were not so super talented, then If/Then would be such a Debbie Downer of a show - more so than it already is!

Unfortunately, this is no Wicked or Rent.

If/Then fails to serve the greatness that is its leading lady and her big Broadway return in 10 years is dampened by a show that is underwhelming at best and laborious throughout.

The whole concept of the show, a musical ripoff of the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Sliding Doors, does a disservice to the material and actors. If/Then would have worked A LOT better as a musical comedy! The show is a dramatic musical, but you're not very invested in the characters because you don't have time to be. The action is split into two alternating stories that explore the different consequences Idina's character would have been faced with if she made different decisions in her life.

Brian Yorkey's book literally made us groan repeatedly. There were so many moments we wanted to pull our hair out throughout the show, but then - thankfully - Idina would sing and all would be temporarily better.

Note to Mr. Yorkey: cursing repeatedly does not make your show "cool" or "edgy".

And even worse and more distracting than the book was the choreography by Larry Keigwin. It is just embarrassingly cheesy and bad!

Sigh.

THANKFULLY, though, there are some real standout performances. James Snyder brings so much warmth to his role as the love interest that you can't help but fall in love with him. And LaChanze brings so much humor and personality to her role as the best friend that she almost steals the
show!

Annmarie Milazzo did a FANTASTIC job with the vocal arrangements and she must be applauded for truly giving the audience what they want - to hear Idina sing and really show off that big and iconic voice of hers!

Menzel is at the top of her game vocally, and despite the show itself being lackluster, she will still likely get a Tony nomination!

Hopefully next in line for her… Menzel with a Z! Or something like that!

A Menzel one-woman show would have a lot more appeal and would be such a universally loved hit!

Do it! Do it! Do it!

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Kate Gosselin's Cookbook Love Is In The Mix DESTROYED By Online Reviewers

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At 38 years old, Kate Gosselin decided that she wasn't going to try and make a living through television anymore, and instead she thought she'd try writing about something she loves — so she wrote a cookbook!

She took that cookbook to a publisher, who agreed that it was a good idea, and now the book is available in many places, including Amazon.

Success, right?

Well… no, not exactly! If the online reviews have any weight on whether or not something is going to be a hit, then we're seriously worried about Kate's latest profession!

The new cookbook is called Love Is In The Mix, and it was released in September. Here's some of what people are saying about it (ouch!):

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Watermelon Oreos Sound Awful Despite Positive Reviews!

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Oreo simply does not give a flying fuzz whether or not a new flavor of theirs sounds disgusting — they're going to go ahead with it anyway, and still spend money on making it available!

Last year it was the Candy Corn Oreo that had everyone dry heaving after just thinking about it, and now it's the bizarre WATERMELON flavor that has everyone reaching for a trash can instead of their wallets… even though the reviews coming in have been mostly positive!

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Megan Fox's Boobs Make An Appearance In This Is 40's Blooper Reel!

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This Is 40 got suuuuuper mixed reviews.

That's okay, because at least not all of them were bad, right? Right!

Either way, when you get a hilarious cast like that together (we will forever have a huge crush on Paul Rudd), you're bound to get some hilarious gold. It's just too bad it all wound up in the blooper reel (above)…

… which is absolutely a riot! LOLz!

We kinda wish they'd start making entire movies out of blooper reels. It'd be super weird, but we'd probably puke from laughing so hard! Ha!

Check it out — either way, you get a glimpse of Megan Fox's boobiez!

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