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Hairspray

  1. influences
    Björk, Hairspray, and 6 More Things That Influenced Perfume Genius’ New Album“I could feel it when I was a kid and watching Hairspray: This makes sense to me.”
  2. in conversation
    John Waters on Anna Wintour, Staying Youthful, and Why Trump Ruined Camp“You gotta have youth spies. Even after 30, you need a youth spy. You need ’em!”
  3. hairy situations
    Bumble and Bumble’s Beach Wave Spray Has a New ScentHair perfume meets sea-salt spray.
  4. hairy situations
    This New Dry Conditioner Will Make Curly Girls Wash-and-Gos Last LongerNo more day-long wash days multiple times a week.
  5. hairy situations
    Everyone’s Favorite Hairspray Is Now Oil-InfusedElnett gets even better.
  6. what should i get
    4 Hairstylists on How They Would Spend $60 at AmazonWhy they would buy scrunchies and the best drugstore hairspray.
  7. r.i.p.
    Thomas Meehan, Tony-Winning Writer of Annie and Hairspray, Dead at 88Meehan wrote the book for several Broadway musicals including The Producers, Cry Baby, and Elf.
  8. ratings
    Hairspray Live! Fails to Be a Megahit in the RatingsThe numbers for Hairspray suggest live musicals are no longer a no-brainer for the network.
  9. Why Was Hairspray Live! Tamer on TV? The bouffant isn’t quite as big and bubbly onscreen.
  10. roll clip!
    Jennifer Hudson Had Hairspray Live’s Best MomentTo no one’s surprise.
  11. hairspray live
    The Highs and Lows of Hairspray Live!You can’t stop the beat, but you can weigh it down with a bunch of technical issues.
  12. wishes
    NBC’s Hairspray Live! Could Be the First Live Musical That MattersThe musical is going to play differently in the Trump era — and that could make for some memorable television.
  13. right-click
    You Can Stream the Hairspray Live! SoundtrackYou can stop the beat, but why would you want to?
  14. roll clip!
    New Hairspray Live! Look: Let’s Shake and ShimmyTime to see the light.
  15. casting couch
    Andrea Martin to Play Prudy in Hairspray Live!You can’t stop the good casting news!
  16. tca 2016
    Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell Join Hairspray LiveHayes will finally reunite with the Smash producers.
  17. hairspray live
    Ariana Grande Cast As Penny in NBC’s Hairspray Live!“Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway.”
  18. Donald Trump Says Hair Spray Is ‘Not Like It Used to Be’Make hair spray great again.
  19. hairy situations
    The Drugstore Hair Brand That Was All Over Paris Fashion WeekWith products under $30.
  20. lab rat
    I Tried Donald Trump’s Hair SprayAnd lived to tell the tale.
  21. live musicals
    NBC’s Next Live Musical Will Be HairsprayYou can’t stop the beat.
  22. best bet
    How to Immediately Add Texture to Your HairThe Swiss Army knife of hairspray. 
  23. pretty in pictures
    The 50 Best Movie Beauty Moments of All TimePrincess Leia, Margot Tenenbaum, and so many more. 
  24. lab rat
    Lab Rat: A Hairspray for ‘Cool-Girl Hair’For anti–Honey Boo Boo hair. 
  25. beauty wrap-up
    The 55 Best Beauty Looks From Fashion MonthPlus tips and product suggestions in case you want to try these looks for Halloween at home.
  26. vulture lists
    A Bloated History of the Movie Fat SuitFrom Orson Welles to Tyler Perry.
  27. beauty marks
    Hunger Games Nail Polish Back; Nicki Minaj ScentPlus, Scarlett Johansson had an interesting red-carpet hairdo.
  28. party chat
    James Marsden on Straw Dogs and Being a Fashion Week NewbieWhile trying to find a bit of shade at Hilfiger’s High Line show.
  29. closings
    ‘Hairspray’ Closing On BroadwayLet’s just give thanks that a John Waters adaptation made it for six years.
  30. the industry
    John Waters to Apply Another Blast of ‘Hairspray’Plus: MTV is remaking ‘Rocky Horror’ for no reason whatsoever.
  31. in other news
    Chace Crawford: Founder of the Forelock Movement?Remember when we wondered aloud whether the Times was trying to imply that there is something less than masculine about Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford Nate Archibald? Well, apparently he heard us, because when he went out on the town to do a similar article with Canada’s National Post, he was careful to choose a bottle of Steam Whistle, a local brew. “This is a great beer,” he told reporter Shinan Govani, who dutifully OMG-ed. “I love Canada.” Naaaaate, don’t change who you are because of the pressures of the media! We love you just the way you are, you shrimp-and-avocado-salad eater, you. In fact, one of the things we love about you is your wispy haircut. Unlike Zac Efron’s well-conditioned, floppy version, Nate’s bangs have a dried-out, Aquanetted look that surely doesn’t require obnoxious, ponylike head flicks to handle. Govani agrees with us, declaring in the National Post story that Crawford is the icon of the latest male-bangs movement. He says that he’s given masculine dudes everywhere the confidence to get new, more fashion-forward dos. Now that’s more like it. Let’s all get behind Nate’s heterosexuality, huh? Govani even has a new nickname for Nate: Mr. Man-Bangs! Hey, wait… Meet Mr. Man-Bangs [National Post] Earlier: Chace Crawford Sips Merlot, Is Reluctant to Meet Kate Hudson
  32. the industry
    R. Kelly to Be Closer to Your House SoonPlus: News about J.J. Abrams and George Wendt!
  33. in the magazine
    Lance Bass Learns About Damage ControlIn this week’s issue of the magazine, former ‘N Sync star Lance Bass talks to New York’s Jada Yuan about battling the city’s real-estate market (he’s in town to appear in Hairspray on Broadway). But now Bass feels compelled to impugn our reporting, both on his MySpace page and in a statement to Vulture. See the statement and our refutation.
  34. in the magazine
    ‘Hairspray’ Turns Five Hairspray — by which we mean the Broadway musical, which was inspired the Divine movie of the same name and in turn inspired the John Travolta movie of the same name — opened five years ago last night, and it’s still going strong. (Stunt casting helps, sure — hello, Lance Bass! — but selling 101 percent of capacity, as it did last week, ain’t bad.) A month before it opened, Susan Dominus previewed the show and essentially predicted a smash. “Everybody thought it was going to be the New York Times that would make it a hit,” recalls Richard Kornberg, the veteran theater publicist who reps the show. “But when the New York Magazine put out this piece, that is the one article that put it through the top and sold Hairspray.” To mark the anniversary, here’s “Hairspray It On,” from the July 22, 2002, issue of New York. Hairspray It On [NYM]
  35. gossipmonger
    Thy Neighbor’s Wife, and Thy OwnNan and Gay Talese are at work on his and her memoirs about their allegedly open marriage. Jon Bon Jovi is not pleased an energy drink named Mijovi is selling well near his New Jersey residence. Ted Koppel dropped the asking price for his Potomac, Maryland, residence from $4.1 million to $2.3 million. Hillary Clinton complained about the traffic in the Hamptons during her fund-raising stint out east. Stand-up comic Phil Stellar entertained an audience at the Ziegfeld after a movie projector broke during a showing of Hairspray. Meryl Streep says she was kicked out of Yale Drama School for not working hard enough. Gwyneth Paltrow uses face cream that contains snake venom.
  36. the take
    ‘Chuck & Larry’ Proves America Prefers Its Gay Movies Without Show TunesWhat lessons can we learn from this weekend’s box office?
  37. party lines
    ‘Hairspray’ Premieres, Cont’d.: Newark Loves Latifah The marathon of Hairspray premieres ran on last night, stopping just over the Hudson in Newark, New Jersey — and, well, those Jerseyans took things seriously. Nearly 2,000 fans were gathered in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as the celebrities arrived, and they were dolled up in their finest. (“I’m, like, the only underdressed person here,” moaned a jeans-clad teen outside the ladies’ room.) Hottie Zac Efron and lovable Nikki Blonsky were greeted with cheers as they entered the building, but Queen Latifah’s appearance drove the crowd to a frenzy. The Queen, a Newark native, broke past press lines to embrace fans who had waited hours to see her. “Go with your own path, stop following everybody else’s,” she told the crowd. “And go for your goal. You can accomplish it.”
  38. drama
    ‘Hairspray’ Songwriter Marc Shaiman Stands Up for His FansWhen a New York theater called the cops on angry Hairspray fans who didn’t get into a promised screening, the movie’s songwriter rode to the rescue.
  39. party lines
    The ‘Hairspray’ Premiere: Mama, It’s a Big Movie Now Last night’s big New York premiere for Hairspray — one of many being held around the country — brought out movie stars, Broadway stars, musicians, and even a big queen. By which we mean Miss Latifah, of course, who plays Motormouth Maybelle in the movie — although, yes, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the show’s composer-lyricist couple were there, plus Lance Bass, who takes over the Corny Collins role on Broadway next month. On the red carpet, Bass told us he arrived in New York two days ago and has four agents from competing brokerages working on his apartment hunt. (Ah, to be a boy-band alum!) Wittman and Shaiman joked about what a loose woman John Travolta became the moment he put on Edna’s drag.
  40. photo op
    Good Morning, Baltimore If you’ll allow our cold, hard heart to be warmed for just a second: A little more than a year ago, Nikki Blonsky was serving ice cream on Long Island and preparing for her high-school musical; last night the movie she stars in — Hairspray, with John Travolta as her mother — premiered at the Ziegfeld, and she got to mug for photographers with Liza Minnelli. We’d be smiling that big, too. (Oh, and you’ve got to see Liza’s full outfit — those pants! — after the jump.) Related: Big Girl Now [NYM]
  41. pop trash
    ‘Hairspray’ Offers a Penny for Our ThoughtsThe Penny Pingleton doll revealed in all her glory.
  42. overnights
    ‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Overdosing on ‘Hairspray’Even if Cedric had slapped on tap shoes and hoofed it up à la Savion Glover, he couldn’t have danced himself out of the hole he’d dug over the last few weeks. That elimination was inevitable.
  43. quote machine
    Jack Osbourne: Live Earth Frenemy?“I read somewhere it isn’t beneficial.” —Jack Osbourne, onstage at Live Earth, on why his family doesn’t recycle
  44. in the magazine
    How Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky Got the GigIn this week’s special 2007 Summer Guide, Logan Hill talks to young Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky about how the studio told her she’d landed the role.
  45. gossipmonger
    Chuck Schumer, Lady’s ManAfter college, Chuck Schumer picked a girl over a scholarship. 50 Cent is really rich. Gay activists don’t like John Travolta in the Hairspray movie because he’s a Scientologist, not because of his performance. Brian Grazer is getting divorced. Eliot Spitzer banged his head on the trunk of his car. Rufus Wainwright defends Anderson Cooper’s lifestyle and choice of gym. Maggie Gyllenhaal might come to Broadway as Nellie in South Pacific. Kevin Spacey partied at Lotus. Lily Allen put on a bad show at the Roseland Ballroom, then she hung out with Josh Hartnett. At Graydon Carter and Anna Wintour’s party for Nicholas Coleridge’s A Much Married Man, Ron Perelman thought the book was about him.
  46. quote machine
    Which of These Two Men Is Uglier?
  47. gossipmonger
    Stalkers, Anchors, and a Show Tune–Lovin’ GeneralStalkers are threatening Audioslave front man Chris Cornell’s children, prompting him to install a high-end security system. Diane Sawyer skipped a GMA party, either because she was sick or because she’s leaving the show. General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, went to see Hairspray. Christie Brinkley makes wake-up calls at Hyatt hotels. Ellen Barkin didn’t want to work when she was married. Quentin Tarantino has a new girlfriend, who sucked his fingers. Barbra Streisand didn’t like her suite at the Carlyle. Neither Robin Williams nor Jon Stewart is running for president. Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett went to a Titanic exhibit in San Francisco. Cheeta, Tarzan’s retired, now-74-year-old chimp sidekick, wouldn’t sit for an interview, drank Diet Coke instead. Candace Bushnell’s Sirius radio show launches today. Hillary Swank went on vacation at Donatella Versace’s house. Diddy bought an eight-foot teddy bear. Bobby Kennedy’s family likes Bobby. Three West 27th Street club owners also have roles in movies. Jimmy Buffet takes vitamins, not Ecstasy.