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The Studio Made the Olsen Twins Dress Alike, and Four More Fun Things We Learned From Their Tween Stylist

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The Studio Made the Olsen Twins Dress Alike, and Four More Fun Things We Learned From Their Tween Stylist
Despite spending almost three full decades in the public eye, the Olsens are still celebrities surprisingly shrouded in mystery. Mary-Kate and Ashley have somehow managed to quietly live out their lives both on-screen and off without the usual scandals, intrigue, and professional pitfalls that befall the majority of their child star counterparts, successfully making the transition from young actresses-turned-teen idols-turned-full-fledged-clothing-designers.

But their passion for fashion began long before their first high end collection for The Row hit the racks of Barneys, beginning back in the early aughts when the pair were just tweens serving up some of the most memorable,
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‘Halloweentown’ Star Kimberly J. Brown Pens Tribute to Debbie Reynolds: ‘I Was Always in Awe of Her Fierce Spirit’

‘Halloweentown’ Star Kimberly J. Brown Pens Tribute to Debbie Reynolds: ‘I Was Always in Awe of Her Fierce Spirit’
Debbie Reynolds is cemented in Hollywood history for iconic parts in such films as “Singin’ in the Rain,” but to younger generations, she was known as Grandma Aggie from Disney’s fan-favorite “Halloweentown” films.

In the “Halloweentown” franchise, Reynolds played the on-screen grandmother to young actress Kimberly J. Brown, who had breakout roles in the first three Disney TV movies in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Brown, who also starred in Disney Channel Original Movie “Quints” in 2000, has recently been seen in AMC’s “Low Winter Sun.” Her other credits include “Guiding Light” and “Two of a Kind.”

Reynolds died on Wednesday after suffering a stroke, for which she was rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital. Her death came just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died from a heart attack. An overwhelming amount of support from fans and the Hollywood community has been pouring out with many saying that Reynolds did not die of
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‘Halloweentown’ Star Kimberly J. Brown Pens Tribute to Debbie Reynolds: ‘I Was Always in Awe of Her Fierce Spirit’

‘Halloweentown’ Star Kimberly J. Brown Pens Tribute to Debbie Reynolds: ‘I Was Always in Awe of Her Fierce Spirit’
Debbie Reynolds is cemented in Hollywood history for iconic parts in such films as “Singin’ in the Rain,” but to younger generations, she was known as Grandma Aggie from Disney’s fan-favorite “Halloweentown” films.

In the “Halloweentown” franchise, Reynolds played the on-screen grandmother to young actress Kimberly J. Brown, who had breakout roles in the first three Disney TV movies in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Brown, who also starred in Disney Channel Original Movie “Quints” in 2000, has recently been seen in AMC’s “Low Winter Sun.” Her other credits include “Guiding Light” and “Two of a Kind.”

Reynolds died on Wednesday after suffering a stroke, for which she was rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital. Her death came just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died from a heart attack. An overwhelming amount of support from fans and the Hollywood community has been pouring out with many
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'The Voice' Recap: Live Playoffs Part 1 - Matt McAndrew, Craig Wayne Boyd And More Perform Live

Matt McAndrew, Mia Pfirrman and Craig Wayne Boyd gave standout performances in the first episode of the live playoff rounds of The Voice.

To kick off the live rounds, Carson Daly invited Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5 to perform “Animals” before talking to coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams about their teams going into the ‘live playoffs.’

Team Blake And Team Adam Perform In Live Playoffs

Team Blake’s Taylor Brashears was the first contestant to perform in the live playoffs, and she went full country with “Long Time Gone.” Taylor impressed the judges with her fancy fiddle playing and unshakable confidence, but the song lacked any truly standout vocal moments. Pharrell complimented her on being able to keep things “fresh and interesting,” and Gwen said she sounded “beautiful” and applauded her for her comfort onstage.

Team Adam’s Chris Jamison was up next, and he
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The Voice Recap: Playoffs, Playa!

The Voice Recap: Playoffs, Playa!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Voice fans!

No, I am not advocating the early avalanche of holiday-themed advertising in early November — or throwing subtle shade over another season of NBC’s reality singing juggernaut without social-media dingbat Christina Milian in the “Sprint Skybox.”

I am, however, stoked that We the People (Who Spend Too Much Time Watching TV, Then Subsequently Downloading and Voting), are finally free of the history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these contestants.

(Did I actually quote the Declaration of Independence to express my
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Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV

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Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV
If you were a child or a parent during the early '90s, there's a good chance that ABC's Tgif lineup graced your TV set. Remember Tgif? A two-hour block of family-friendly comedies that tried to make it seem fun staying in on Friday nights? It officially debuted 25 years ago this month - on Sept. 22, 1989, with a lineup that included Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Full House and Just the Ten of Us. And notably, it debuted four years before that other landmark '90s TV block, Must See TV. The early promos are a trip, as they're both introducing the
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Remembering the Best and Worst of ABC’s Tgif Lineup

Remembering the Best and Worst of ABC’s Tgif Lineup
In fall 1993, a coming-of-age comedy called “Boy Meets World” premiered on ABC’s “Tgif” Friday night lineup; 21 years later, its sequel series, “Girl Meets World,” is debuting on the Disney Channel with many of the original cast members reprising their roles for a new generation.

Few could have anticipated the enduring popularity of the family sitcom — which starred Ben Savage as Cornelius “Cory” Matthews and Danielle Fishel as his first love and eventual wife, Topanga Lawrence — but ABC’s Tgif block was responsible for a number of iconic comedies during its initial run between 1989 and 2000, many of which still live on in syndication today. And, as with all networks, the roster was also responsible for some spectacular trainwrecks, with concepts so surreal, you’d think a kid pitched them while on a sugar high.

Before we meet Cory and Topanga’s precocious daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), take a trip down
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Jason Bateman Will Direct and Star With Nicole Kidman In The Family Fang

Jason Bateman has earned a reputation as a comedian with his roles in the cult sensation Arrested Development, the bittersweet teen comedy Juno, and the dark and demented Horrible Bosses. But when he's not headlining laffers, he's been directing them. After years of dabbling in directing television shows like Family Matters, Two of a Kind and Arrested Development, Bateman made his feature directorial debut this year with the Andrew Dodge-penned comedy Bad Words. The film, which made its world premiere at September's Toronto International Film Festival, apparently impressed Nicole Kidman in addition to critics, and she's hired Bateman to direct her next project, The Family Fang. Deadline reports that he will not only direct the feature, but will also co-star opposite Kidman, who will produce the pic as well. Based on Kevin Wilson's bestselling novel, The Family Fang centers on a family whose lives are entirely dedicated to
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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Warm Bodies' and More

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This week: It's a not-so-classic case of zombie (Nicholas Hoult) meets girl (Teresa Palmer) and how their burgeoning love might save the world in the sleeper zombie rom-com hit "Warm Bodies."

Also new this week is Bruce Willis back as John McClane (in theory) in "A Good Day to Die Hard," Jason Bateman tracking down Melissa McCarthy in the comedy "Identity Thief" and a new Blu-ray collection of the "Mad Max" trilogy.

'Warm Bodies'

Box Office: $66 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 80% Fresh

Storyline: After a zombie epidemic decimates the population, the unusual zombie R (Nicholas Hoult) rescues human Julie (Teresa Palmer) from a zombie attack and keeps her safe in his makeshift house at the airport. As the two fall for each other, R becomes increasingly human and the duo tries to convince Julie's military-officer father (John Malkovich) that there might be a way for humans and zombies to peacefully co-exist.
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Say What?! The Olsen Twins Say They Quit Acting

Say What?! The Olsen Twins Say They Quit Acting
This may be the most depressing thing I’ve heard since Elliot Stabler turned in his badge on Law & Order: Svu! In Elle UK’s April issue, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen tell the mag that they are through with acting.

In the interview, Ashley says, "I don't have to be a pretty face. I've done that, but now it's important and liberating to be on the other side of the lens. I don't like to be the center of attention anymore.” While fraternal twin Mary-Kate said, "Just felt right to move away [from the spotlight]."

Say What ...?! Paris Hilton's New Spoken Word Single

Noooooo! This can Not be happening!! I am beside myself! I love the Olsen Twins – and ya know what? I love the Olsen Twins’ movies! Where would I be without their hijinx in setting their dad up with the free-spirited babysitter in Two of a Kind? How would I know how to stop an evil future
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New York's 39 Hottest Guys in Theater!

A little over two years ago, AfterElton.com brought readers a list of the 37 Hottest Guys in Theater, and since then, the New York Stage has only become increasingly sexified. The lines between Broadway and Hollywood continue to blur, and as young men come to recognition in NYC, they're often quickly whisked away to Tinseltown to showcase not only their amazing talent, but often they're breathtaking good looks.

While it's tempting to include every Hollywood hottie who graces the stage on this list (a certain Lee Pace and Luke Macfarlane spring to mind), the point here is to honor the men who are mostly known for rockin' the live stages here in New York.

And so, without further ado, we present, in alphabetical order, the list (39!) of this year's hottest guys in theater!

Nick Adams

A perennial AfterElton favorite, the muscular, openly gay Nick first made waves a few years
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New Music Mix: Robyn Tour Update, New Adele, Cher and Christina Go Burlesque, Glee's Teenage Dream and More!

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Tour News

Hey Everyone! So this past week has been all about one artist for me, and for any of you who have been frequenting the site, it will be no surprise who I'm talking about.

I have been having an ongoing love affair with a certain Swede ever since I first heard her amazing dance track "With Every Heartbeat" back in 2006. Since the success of her self-titled album in 2005, Robyn has been garnering International fandom and has created a comeback career many former 90's artists could only dream of (Smash Mouth, Aqua, Chumbawumba, and the list goes on and on).

This past year Robyn has released three new albums in a project entitled Body Talk with the third being released on November 22nd (I'm already loving the track "Stars 4-Ever"). Each album has been touched by some of the greatest producers of the moment including Max Martin, Diplo, Röyksopp and Kleerup.
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Mary-Kate Olsen Won't Wish Her Upbringing on Anyone

Mary-Kate Olsen wouldn't wish her upbringing on anyone. The 24-year-old actress, who became a child star from birth with her twin sister Ashley, when they appeared in TV show "Full House", has no regrets about her childhood stardom but wouldn't ever want anyone else to go through what she faced as a youngster.

"I look at old photos of me, and I don't feel connected to them at all," she said. "I would never wish my upbringing on anyone... but I wouldn't take it back for the world."

Mary-Kate and Ashley went on to star in a number of TV shows as children, from "Two of a Kind", to the video series "The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley". However, the pretty actress has had a difficult few years, being treated for an eating disorder in 2004 and having to deal with the death of her close friend Heath Ledger in 2008.

Although
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Olsen Goes Solo on 'Weeds'

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Mary-Kate Olsen is stepping out on her own for her first major acting role without twin sister Ashley Olsen in Showtime cable series Weeds. The Two Of A Kind beauty is set to star alongside Mary-Louise Parker, who plays the lead role of Nancy Botwin, in at least 10 episodes of the hit cable program. The 20-year-old will appear as Tara, a devoted Christian teenager living in the religious community of Majestic, who becomes a love interest for Silas (Botwin's son), played by Hunter Parrish. Olsen tells the Hollywood Reporter, "I'm thrilled to be a part of the show. It's really an honor to be a part of such a talented group of actors and writers." Executive producer Jenji Kohan adds, "Weeds isn't your eight o'clock family fare. It's an adult show with adult subject matter, and we're confident Mary-Kate is right for the role. She came in and read with Hunter and was absolutely charming and real and seemed like a great fit. Audiences have seen only one side of Mary-Kate, but here we'll see her in a whole new light."

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