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Cast of Broadway's 'The Lion King' Sing on NYC Subway


Riders on the "A" train had the most interesting ride of their life on June 28.

Dressed in normal, everyday clothes and looking like typical subway riders reading a book and listening to music, the Broadway cast of The Lion King boarded a subway car and sang an acapella version of "Circle of Life."While on break between a matinee and evening show, nearly 30 of the cast members gave NYC subway riders an unforgettable show.

This isn't the first time a Lion King cast made a surprise acapella performance. In April, the Australian cast of The Lion King gave passengers a surprise, live performance of "Circle of Life" on an Australian flight.

The Lion King is one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere in 1997, productions of the show have played globally.

Watch the surprise performance below:

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Fifth 'Terminator' Gets a Name

He's back!

After starring in the first 3 Terminator films, eleven years later, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back! Although he didn't play in the 4th film, Terminator Salvation, Schwarzenegger will be starring in the fifth Terminator installment.

On Wednesday, the actor revealed the name for the upcoming movie on Instagram. In the post, Schwarznegger is sitting in the directors chair with the name on it: Terminator Genisys. The film is set to hit theaters Summer 2015.

"Hasta la vista, baby. I want to thank the cast and crew of @TerminatorGenisys for a fantastic shoot. It was challenging, it was fun, and it was rewarding," he wrote in the caption. "From our director to the producers, from the camera team to catering, from visual effects to hair and makeup - we couldn't have done it without you. I can't wait to see out finished project and I know we'll remind the fans why they fell in love with the Terminator. On July 1, 2015, I'll be back."

TV TALK
Petition to Get Weird Al Yankovic to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime

Late last month, Weird Al Yankovic released his 14th album with new and hilarious parodies of hit songs. Some of the songs featured on the album, Mandatory Fun, are "Handy," a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and "Tacky," a parody of Pharell's "Happy."

INDUSTRY NEWS
J.K. Rowling Sends Letter to Shooting Survivor

Nearly a month after losing her parents and her four siblings in a shooting spree in Texas, 15-year-old Cassidy Stay got something that every teenager would wish for: an acceptance letter into Hogwarts.

The teenager, who survived a gunshot wound and played dead after the gunman killed her family, turned to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and quoted Albus Dumbledore at her family's memorial.

"In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore says: 'Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remember to turn on the light,'" she said.

According to the Daily Telegraph, after an internet campaign to get Rowling to meet Cassidy, the author wrote her a letter in the voice of Dumbledore, using his signature purple ink.

INDUSTRY NEWS
One Direction Launch New Perfume

One Direction is unstopabble.

Their worldwide Where We Are stadium tour is sold out, they're breaking records, they're charming and talented, and well, they just launched their 3rd fragrance in just one year.

On August 5, 1D launched their third perfume, You & I' which is also named after their song, "You & I," in New York City. Speaking to HollywoodLife.com, Liam Payne talked about the new fragrance. "I mean, we love the song and obviously it's quite a personal thing. "You and I" makes it personal, with the fragrance, so I think that was the idea behind that," he said. "The title was actually the hardest thing for this one. In the end, it turned out to be the simplest of things, and often the simple ideas are the good ones."

BLIND FATE
Jennifer Garner Not Pregnant... Again

Although Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck already have three adorable children, they are not adding to their family according to the actress’s rep who stated that the rumors about the actress being pregnant again as, “not true.”

After the actress was recently spotted wearing loose fitting tops while out and about in Los Angeles rumors began circulating that Garner was pregnant with her fourth child.

Garner and Affleck are already parents to Violet, 8, Seraphina, 5 and Samuel, 2.

While Garner has been spotted in Los Angeles, Affleck has been busy this summer filming the new Batman v Superman film in Detroit.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Keke Palmer to Play Cinderella on Broadway

21 year old actress, Keke Palmer is currently seated atop her own personal throne. Still relishing in the success of being the youngest talk show host on TV, she has received yet another accolade to hang upon her fridge. She must be running out of room, sheesh. She has just been chosen to play the famous princess Cinderella in the Broadway production.

Not only will she be making her stage debut, but she will be doing so as the first African American to play one of the most coveted roles in theater. The humble movie/TV star will prance around Broadway donning her new glass slippers on September 9th as she proudly stars in the Roger’s and Hammerstein’s version of the epic tale.

TV TALK
James Corden Replacing Craig Ferguson on 'Late Late Show'

According to The Wrap, James Corden is going to be the new host of The Late Late Show, replacing Craig Ferguson. Representatives for Corden and CBS couldn't confirm or deny the reports.

Corden is a big household name in England. He has starred in numerous British television shows, won a Tony Award in 2012, and he also stars in the highly anticipated film, Into the Woods, as the baker. He currently is the host of his own sports-based comedy panel game show, A League of Their Own, which only airs in the UK.

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'Frozen' Director to Write 'A Wrinkle in Time' Film Adaption

After the huge success of 2013's Frozen, the film's writer and co-director, Jennifer Lee is starting a new project - A Wrinkle in Time.

According to Variety, Lee will write the script for Disney based off of Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 book. The story follows Meg Murry, her brother and her friend traveling through time to find her missing scientist father. L'Engle's book was one of Lee's favorite childhood book,

Back in 2010, Jeff Stockwell (Bridge to Terabithia) wrote the screenplay based on the book. However, Disney decided it wasn't what they were looking for and decided to go in another direction.

As of now, there is no director for the upcoming project.

TV TALK
'Big Bang Theory' Cast Gets Big Pay Raise

After having to delay production on the new season because of salary negotiations, The cast of The Big Bang Theory has finally agreed to new deals so that production can resume on the show’s eight season.

Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki have reportedly all agreed to earn approximately $1 million for each episode as well as a share of the show’s profits for the next three years. The three stars, whose contracts expired in May, all earned $325,000 for each episode last season. Co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are also expected to reach news deals later this week.

The Big Bang Theory has already been renewed by CBS for the next three years. It is the network’s number one show with approximately 20 million viewers a week. Season eight of the show will premiere on Monday September 22nd.

CELEB SPOTTINGS
RHONY Luann de Lesseps and Carole Radziwill Were Caught Dining In East Hampton!

The Real Housewives of New York, Luann de Lesseps and Carole Radziwll dined in East Hampton at the swanky restaurant, Georgica on Friday, August 1st.

Wondering what they ate? Well, they enjoyed fried oysters, jumbo lump crab cakes, and grilled sweet corn. They also shared all their dishes together.

If you are inquiring about who will be a part of the cast next season, Radziwill has decided to return but, Luanne will not return as a cast member. According to reports, the new season will center on Sonja who seems to be favorite in the cast. With the shake-up at the RHONY, we'll have to see how this all plays out on the new season!