Mandy Patinkin is joining “Great Comet,” but people are pretty pissed about it.
The actor, who has not had a lead role in a musical since 2000, will play Pierre from August 15 to September 3. But this means that current Pierre, Okieriete Onaodowan of “Hamilton” fame, is leaving the role earlier than his contract stipulated. The announcement was greeted by cheers from some and outrage from others, especially given that the show has been celebrated for its diverse casting choices up to now. (Observer)
“Girls Trip” had the biggest live-action comedy opening weekend of the year.
The R-rated, Regina Hall/Queen Latifah/Jada Pinkett Smith/Tiffany Haddish-starrer posted $30.4 million. (Variety)
Your boyfriend Mahershala Ali is joining “True Detective.”
The Oscar-winner is officially in for season 3 of the HBO drama. Fingers crossed he has better material to work with than Collin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch. (EW)
Is Anne Hathaway our new Barbie?
After Amy Schumer dropped out of the upcoming “Barbie” film, producer Amy Pascal dropped a hint that they were in talks with an Oscar-winning actress to take over the rule. Now, it looks like Hathaway is in negotiations. (The Hollywood Reporter)
The New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala has its costume designers.
Designers Virgil Abloh, Laura Kim, Fernando Garcia, Jonathan Saunders, and Tsumori Chisato will each be paired with a choreographer to create costumes for new performances, set to premiere in September. (Fashionista)
The BBC has a serious gender pay gap issue.
After the government forced the broadcaster to release its salary ranges, significant disparities were found among women, men, and minorities. Two-thirds of the employees who earned over £150,000 ($195,000) were white males. (New York Times)
Fan-favorite “GLOW” cast member started out as a production assistant.
Britney Young, aka Machu Pichu on the Netflix series, got her start in Hollywood by helping out behind the scenes on shows like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” (Vulture)
You know nothing, John Dough.
Hot Pie (real name Ben Hawkey) from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” just opened a bakery in London that sells direwolf loaves. Get 'em while they're hot (and not covered in blood)! (Digital Spy)
Aidy Bryant wants you to know voiceover is a lot harder than you think.
The comedian and “SNL” cast member is the voice of D.D. Danger in “Danger & Eggs,” and apparently, gets pretty physical in the sound booth. (Vulture)