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Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts Still Set To Win Every Oscar In 2013 Star In August: Osage County!

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We're glad to see this is finally going to happen! Been a looooong time coming!

Way back in October 2010, we heard that Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts were in talks to star in a film version of Pulitzer/Tony-award winning play August: Osage County!

For those who haven't seen the play, it revolves around a grieving mother and daughter who mercilessly argue with each other, following the death of the family's patriarch.

Now, Weinstein Company executive David Glasser is saying that the film may start shooting THIS September, in hopes of wrapping production by the end of 2012!

If all goes according to plan, the film will be in Oscar contention during the 2013 awards season…and we have a feeling it'll DESTROY the competition!

What do U think? Are U excited to finally see an August: Osage County film? Do U think Meryl and Julia are right for the roles???

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Bronx Hospital And Broadway Star Create Healthcare Program For Struggling Artists

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This is such a cool program!

Thanks to Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx is offering local independent artists health services in exchange for their creative services.

For every hour they perform or lead a creative activity at the hospital, artists who can't afford health insurance earn 40 "health credits", equal to $40, toward medical care.

Miranda,

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Billy Elliot Saying Goodbye To Broadway!

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Better hurry up and order those Billy tickets! You may never get another chance!

After a three year, Tony-Award winning run, the producers behind the Broadway play Billy Elliot have announced that the show will be ending on Sunday, January 8th.

Here's what producer Eric Fellner had to say about it:

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Pee-Wee Wants That Tony Award, Channels Melissa Leo

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Lookin' good in that faux fur, Pee-Wee! The Tony is yours for sure!

Check out the photo (above) of Pee-Wee Herman's new ad for the Tonys, which seems pret-ty similar to Melissa Leo's Oscars ad that landed her the Best Supporting Actress award for The Fighter!

Best of luck, Paul Reubens Pee-Wee!!!!

…Wait a second! You weren't nominated for anything! LOLz.

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Big Bang's Jim Parsons Is Heading To Broadway

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The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons is making his Broadway debut in The Normal Heart this spring.

The Golden Globe winning actor will play Tommy Boatwright, a Southerner in a group of HIV/AIDS activists in the early 1980s, with Lee Pace from the cancelled ABC series Pushing Daisies (or Marmaduke) starring alongside as closeted fellow activist Bruce Niles.

The play focuses on the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer and activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

The show's limited 12-week run will begin previews on April 19, then open on April 27th.

With a Golden Globe and Emmy under his belt, it's hard to believe that Jim won't do anything less than an EXCELLENT job on stage. Is there a Tony Award in his future?

Thoughts???

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