headlining show

news headline: Studies Show Millenials Wipe Their Ass More Than Any Other Generation

someone in the comments: LOL did they develop an app for ass wiping now? Let me tell you something about the real world kids, it’s hard to find the time to wipe every time you have to go potty when you have a job and responsibilities! Sorry liberal loons, this asshole is not a “safe space”!

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“When ‘She Looks So Perfect’ was released there were people at home I knew who were texting me. They were saying they’d heard our record in a club, or a shopping mall. It’s funny, we’d supported One Direction on a whole arena tour and did all those headline shows but nobody outside our close friends said anything about it. Then when they saw us on TV they were like, ‘Oh…my…god!’” 

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DANNY MASTERSON and MILA KUNIS pose for the cover of TV Guide, 2001.

Newsies Live Things
  • The collective sigh in the theater when Crutchie says “watch me stand, watch me run” in Santa Fe Prologue, followed by my friend saying “honey…” 
  • The little hitch in breath during Carrying the Banner at “when the bell rings”
  • Les’s dialogue 
  • Ben Fankhauser’s face always 
  • “What, like a strike?”
  • The way they use the projections to show headlines and backdrops 
  • JACK”S DRAWING OF KATHERINE
  • Katherine is Purse Sass ™ 
  • My friend (who knows nothing of Newsies) asking me at intermission if Davey is supposed to be Jewish 
  • The fight choreography during Seize the Day 
  • LES IN A BARREL 
  • Les Jacobs, everybody 
  • Katherine’s tap solos during King of New York
  • Spoons during King of New York 
  • Santa Fe just ripped my heart out okay
  • Letter From the Refuge…Holy Heckers man
  • Pulitzer was very good, like his voice was A++ and he plays a villain well 
  • The Katherine Reveal was amazing and the whole theater’s gasp…Iconic ™ 
  • “poor guy’s HEAD IS SPINNING” 
  • Brooklyn’s Here was amazing, especially how they started it
  • TOMMY BRACCO
  • The ease of dialogue between Katherine and Jeremy before Something to Believe In 
  • Something To Believe In was very good and A+ 
  • Once and For All was perfect in every way and I had chills 
  • When Jack meets Teddy Roosevelt it was just too perfect 
  • Jeremy’s attempt to do the jump-heel-kick thing at bows…you tried, and that is what matters 
  • Andrew Keenan Bolger is adorable as heck
  • The whole thing was amazing
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It’s definitely a girl-power show. It’s very female-driven. How cool is that? Not only is our show headlined by strong, powerful females, but it also doesn’t pit them against one another. All of these women don’t hate each other for no reason. … There [are] friendships and alliances and teamwork. B and V often stand up to Cheryl and her bitchiness, which comes in and out, but they both understand that Cheryl is a lot more damaged than she likes to present to the world. They take everything she says with a grain of salt because they know it’s not personal. Josie and Veronica also have a special relationship, which they explore in Season 1 as well. But it’s never catty with these women.

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From The Desk Of…

Go read this amazing, well written and beautifully executed story that will steal your heart from the get go.

The pictures above are my humble way of saying thank you to the wonderful writers @fictorium @bridgetteirish

Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard Tapped for Drama ‘Hummingbird Project’ | Hollywood Reporter                                                        

Coming from Kim Nguyen, the film is set in the high-stakes world of High Frequency Trading.    

Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard are to topline The Hummingbird Project, an upcoming drama set in the high-stakes world of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in nanoseconds.

Coming from Kim Nguyen (Two Lovers and a Bear, War Witch), the film will see the two play cousins who hope to make millions from a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey. One the hustler, the other the brains, the two push all around them to breaking point, while a psychopathic trader and former boss will stop at nothing to see them fail.

The Hummingbird Project is being produced by Nyugen’s regular collaborator Pierre Even (War Witch, C.R.A.Z.Y. Brooklyn) of Item 7 in Montreal. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Loving) and Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik will executive produce and the film will begin production October 2017 in Montreal.

CAA is handling domestic sales, with HanWay Films overseeing the international sales and distribution. The film will be introduced to buyers in Cannes.

“This is a film that talks about caveats in our financial system, but at its core it is an adventure with heart and soul,” said Nguyen. “When I started writing the story I immediately thought that it had a really, really cool plot, and that there was a genuine purpose for bringing it to the screen. Jesse and Alexander are the ideal duo for this project, I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Nguyen, Eisenberg and Skarsgård are all represented by CAA. Eisenberg is also represented by Felker, Toczek, Suddleson & Abramson. Skarsgard is also represented by Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.

Fic Rec Days, Day 3: Yuri!!! on Ice

These fics were born to make history your night!

Victuri One Shots
a certain playboy by @wbtrashking
Summary: @v-nikiforov - The handsome playboy has returned to town. Please pay special attention to my Free Skate tomorrow. ♥♥♥

There’s no way that Victor, Yuuri’s childhood idol, could be calling Yuuri a handsome playboy, just because they’d met eyes at two skating events. Besides, a total stranger had given Yuuri the tickets. It would be totally absurd.

Yuuri frowns, turning his head on the pillow. Wouldn’t it?

Comments: A well-written and very amusing AU in which Yuuri not only retires but doesn’t skate “Stay Close to Me” to Yuko that fateful day. And yet Victor still finds his life-and-love-giving beauty.


Cute Young Man Yo Who The F Is This? by TheSecretUchiha
Summary: Chris gives Yuuri Viktor’s number.

He just doesn’t tell him it’s Viktor’s…

“If you want a kiss, I’ll give you one when you get here.”

“Hahaha, not from you. Thanks though Chris.”

Viktor stares at the message in confusion.

Chris.

Chris?

Wait, what?

Comments: A funny AU in which Chris plays matchmaker between Yuuri and Victor before the Grand Prix Final from episode 1…by being a sneaky son of a bitch. XD


on top of the world by @ladydaredevil
Summary:  In which Victor doesn’t believe in secret identities, Yuuri’s not quite sure how any of this happened and together, they fight crime! (Also the supervillain community as a whole is pretty harmless.)

Comments: This superhero!AU was hilarious, especially the part where Chris fights in his underwear (no, I’m not making that up!). And the high concentrations of sweetness was right up my alley for once.


Breathe In, Breathe out by @blessedburial
Summary: Yuuri was never one to talk to people about his feelings- or his anxiety for that matter. He always hid away in his bathroom when the attacks came, but this time he has a panic attack on the ice and Viktor must step up to take care of him.

Comments: A sweet hurt/comfort fic in which Victor helps Yuuri through an anxiety attack. (TW: panic/anxiety attack).


The Scrapbook by @helly-watermelonsmellinfellon
Summary: Mama Hiroko has just given Victor the goldmine of Katsuki Yuuri photos!

Comments: Domestic dorkiness that you can’t help but laugh at and love.


Skin Deep by @selenaestella
Summary: Viktor really, really doesn’t want to go out like this. Or do much of anything, in fact. Luckily, Yuuri is there to keep him company.

Comments: Cute one-shot–with little bits of humor (Victor, you’re so extra sometimes XD)–where Yuuri comforts Victor during an eczema breakout.


Multi-Chapter Fics
It Doesn’t Have To Be a Lie by Recesskup
Summary: Yuuri is not outgoing. That’s why when Phichit supplies Viktor as his fake boyfriend he’s bringing home for Christmas he nearly dies on the spot. And in all honesty, he’s not quite sure how he managed to convince Viktor Nikiforov to play the role of his pretend boyfriend. And he’s even more at a loss for words when he remembers he has to go along with this for two weeks.

Or- The pretend relationship AU where Yuuri is a shy Dance Major and Viktor is the attractive, outgoing Art/Photography Major and Phichit is the worst wingman ever.

Comments: This is such a sweet fic with bits of angst and humor. And of course, pining dorks.


i see quiet nights poured over ice by @ohhotlamb
Summary: He’s a despicable man, but what he offers is the truth. I’ll make you a winner, he says. And he knows—

This is one thing that Yuuri can’t refuse.

Comments: AU in which Victor really is the infamous playboy and thinks that Yuuri will be just another conquest–until he catches feels, that is. Now, I never, ever enjoy stories involving playboys, but man is this a good read/twist.


By Fate’s Side by @megalohdon  
Summary: Yuuri Katsuki is 23 years old and in the prime of his choreography career, when a sudden poor performance by one of the skaters who contracted him causes them to subsequently retire all together and drag him into a grey mass of uncertainty. Taking a day off for himself, Yuuri takes to Ice Castle Hasetsu for some quality relaxation time, and manages to spark the curiosity of Viktor Nikiforov himself after performing his own rendition of “Stay Close to Me”. The skater is drawn in, but will the dancer so easily be swayed by his proposal? Only time, determination, and a lot of work will tell.

Comments: I just love it when fic writers switch up the dynamic between Yuuri and Victor, and choreographer! Yuuri AU is no exception. There’s only been two chapters so far, but I’m really intrigued as to how Yuuri’s bet with Victor will play out.


Melodies Unheard, but Felt All The Same by @helly-watermelonsmellinfellon
Summary: Yuuri wanted to make history as the first deaf man to win the Grand Prix Final. Of course he’s a little skeptical of Victor Nikiforov’s presence, especially considering the reactions from others who have learned about his lack of hearing.But Victor proves to be different, and Yuuri appreciates that. Now all that’s left is to tell the figure skating world about it.

Comments: It’s not every day I come across a disability AU, and certainly not one as well-written and researched as this. I love how the writer just molds the story–and the characters–into something unique and their own.


Love Doesn’t Discriminate, Between the Winners and the Fakes, It Skates and It Skates and It Skates by TheSecretUchiha
Summary: And we keep winning anyway, we laugh and we cry and we break and we accidentally swap bodies with Viktor Nikiforov just before he performs.(The soul mate body swap AU)

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Yuuri opens his eyes and there’s an angry man speaking Russian at him and a crowd of expectant fans waiting for a performance by the best skater in the world.

Phichit is going to love this one.

Comments: This–from Victor comforting Yuuri on several occasions to accidentally making him a meme (and Phichit capitalizing on said meme, ‘cause you know he would)–is such a sweet and hilarious soulmate AU, and I can’t wait to read more.


Poster Child by @lesbianmilababicheva
Summary: Since Yuuri was a child, he dreamed of headlining a show beside his idol Victor Nikiforov. When Victor suddenly leaves the scene to become a fashion designer he thinks those dreams are dead…until he asks Yuuri to become not only his muse but his star model.

Comments: There’s been only one chapter so far, but I’m liking what I’m seeing from this fashion designer/model AU! Plus, it has ChubbyModel! Yuuri, so how can I resist?

Non-Victuri Fics
Accidents by @onceandalwaysenglishmajor
Pairing: Leo x Guang Hong (Leoji)
Summary: Guang-Hong: About a week ago I accidentally made out with Leo.

Phichit: Really?

Guang-Hong: Yes.

Phichit: You accidentally made out with Leo.

Guang-Hong: Yes.

Phichit: Accidentally.

Guang-Hong: Yes.

Phichit: I don’t understand, did you trip over something?

Comments: Adorable leoji one-shot where Phichit fixes a misunderstanding.


For You, For Me by Val_Creative
Pairing: Leo x Guang Hong
Summary: Leo shares his headphones with Guang-Hong, making him flustered about how close they are. Having an unrequited crush feels disappointing, until maybe it’s just not unrequited at all.

Comments: Love the amount–and blending–of description and emotion in this little one-shot.


Wow, He’s Amazing by LalodyBear
Pairing: Yuri Plisetsky x Minami
Summary: Yuri has always wanted to be amazing for his soulmate.

Comments: Very in-character soulmate AU one-shot where Yuri strives to be the best skater he can be for his soulmate. Oh, and vague wording is a bitch.


Closest at Heart by HappyTreasuree
Pairing: Leo x Guang Hong 
Summary: The older boy came to a practiced stop in front of where Guang Hong was frozen on the ice. 

“Can you not skate? I can teach you if you want!” the boy kindly offered.

“I can skate! I came all the way from China to skate here!” Guang Hong said indignantly; however, it was in rapid Chinese. He knew the stranger most likely couldn’t understand him, but he didn’t know enough English to respond, and he wasn’t just going to let this kid get away with thinking he was some amateur. It was confirmed that the other boy had no idea what he said from his shocked look. Guang Hong sighed, he wasn’t very confident in his ability to respond to a native speaker, so, he decided he’d show the other instead.

In which when Guang Hong Ji first came to America he was bewildered by the clean air, fashion styles, people’s demeanors, and most of all by the interesting boy he met on his first day at the American ice rink.

Comments: Cute, slow burn multi-chapter fic that explores Guang Hong’s and Leo’s potential past together.


And last, but not least, a very special mention to @narootos/@wbtrashking’s Reverse AU! It’s probably one of my fave–if not absolute fave–AU dynamics! You can read the fics here or at @yoireverse!

That beautiful post from @dadvans I just reblogged reminded me of the ice show I was at a few months ago, which this Massachusetts skating school puts on once a year. The entire school participates with special guest stars, so the line-up was like:

- Itty bitty 4-5 year olds whose one move typically involves pointing a foot forward and then pointing it back
- Skating class going up in age/skill level until you get to, like, semi-pro preteens and teenagers
- Absurdly talented baby pair skaters
- The “adult” classes made up of mostly middle-aged or slightly older folks having the ACTUAL TIME OF THEIR LIVES (aka me one day)
- A handful of pros, some local and some not. Mostly rising stars, and a particularly bonkers-good pair skating team who had just barely missed Worlds
- JAVIER FERNANDEZ who had just finished fourth at Worlds about a week prior

So basically 1) the overall effect was, as my friend put it, “Like having Britney Spears at your dance recital,” and 2) please join me in imagining Yuuri and Victor headlining this show and warming up beside a pack of toddlers and also Susan from the PTA.

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“The floor beyond the stage is FILLED with people – among them Mia, beaming with pride. Sebastian smiles to her. Mia grins right back, heart swelling. This is the Echo, the first headline show for Keith’s band – yet right now, it’s as if Mia and Sebastian were the only two people here, echoing the spotlit fantasy when she first watched him play...

- la la land screenplay, by damien chazelle