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Zendaya Stuns at 'The Greatest Showman' Premiere Alongside Zac Efron

Zendaya Stuns at 'The Greatest Showman' Premiere Alongside Zac Efron

Zendaya makes a grand entrance at the premiere of The Greatest Showman on Friday night (December 8) aboard the Queen Mary 2 ship in Brooklyn, New York City.

The 21-year-old actress was joined at the premiere by her co-stars Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman.

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Other Greatest Showman cast members including Rebecca Ferguson, Keala Settle, Cameron Seely, and Austyn Johnson joined the film’s composers Justin Hurwitz and Justin Paul at the premiere.

Hugh‘s wife Deborra-lee Furness and Darren Criss.

FYI: Zendaya is wearing a Viktor & Rolf dress, Sophia Webster heels, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

The Greatest Showman
hits theaters on December 20.

25+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the premiere… More Here! »

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Ashley Tisdale, Joey King & Skai Jackson Benefit St Jude Research Hospital at Holiday Party

Ashley Tisdale, Joey King & Skai Jackson Benefit St Jude Research Hospital at Holiday Party

Ashley Tisdale and Joey King pose for photos while attending the Brooks Brothers’ Holiday Party on Saturday (December 2) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined at the event by Skai Jackson, Lilimar, Mason Cook, Megan Nicole, Trinitee Stokes, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Georgie Flores, Carter Jenkins, Perrey Reeves, Spencer List, Darren Criss, Finn Wittrock, Val Chmerkovskiy, Jaime King, Ashley‘s husband Christopher French, Jennifer Morrison, Cara Santana, Jesse Metcalfe, Dan Bucatinsky, Bellamy Young, and Darby Stanchfield.

The Brooks Brothers Holiday Party benefited St Jude Children’s Research Hospital with 10% of the net proceeds from the event going to the program.

Guests were treated to an array of holiday-themed activities including photos with Santa, balloon art, caricatures, holiday cookie and ornament decorating, and a craft station where they could create greeting cards to send to St. Jude patients.

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Darren Criss to Release 'Homework' EP - First Solo Project in Over Seven Years!

Darren Criss to Release 'Homework' EP - First Solo Project in Over Seven Years!

Darren Criss is finding his groove again as a musician!

The 30-year-old actor and artist announced on Tuesday (November 28) that he will be dropping a solo indie EP called Homework on December 15.

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“It’s a new EP called Homework. I liked the name for a couple of reasons. For starters, I made it mostly at home. Whether writing or recording it at my own place or at friends’, it’s about as homegrown as you can get. It was produced mostly with real live instruments, getting back to what really started my life as a songwriter in the first place- guitars & pianos and words & music,” Darren says of the release.

“The main idea behind this was to embrace me just being me as much as possible in the hopes of it reaching you in some kind of positive way. Secondly, homework always took me way too long to do. It’s true what they say- an artist’s work is never done. It never feels ‘done’ until it’s out there for someone else to experience. And so here I am, ‘finishing’ it by releasing it into the world, and encouraging it to live its own life with you.”

“You who have waited very patiently and supported me tirelessly through the years- my family & friends from school growing up in San Francisco, my friends from college in Ann Arbor, the fans that kicked off my career and the new ones that are interested into diving a little deeper into my backstory. This one’s for you. So here, I did some homework.”

The EP will be available as a physical release on Darren‘s website, and will be released digitally on December 15. He will also be playing a release day show in Los Angeles – click here for details.

Check out the track listing below!

1. “Foolish Thing”
2. “I Dreamed A Dream”
3. “Going Nowhere”
4. “I Don’t Mind”
5. “The Day That The Dance Is Over”

Sofia Carson, Daya, Laura Marano & More Support LGBTQ Youth at 'Believer' Concert for Spirit Day 2017!

Sofia Carson, Daya, Laura Marano & More Support LGBTQ Youth at 'Believer' Concert for Spirit Day 2017!

Sofia Carson, Daya and Laura Marano are lending their support!

The stars were all spotted serving purple pride at the Believer Spirit Day 2017 Concert presented by Justin Tranter at Sayer’s Club on Wednesday night (October 18) in Los Angeles.

Attendees and performers included Tinashe, JoJo, Daya, Justin Tranter, Courtney Love, Gigi Gorgeous, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Superfruit‘s Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi.

The concert was a benefit for GLAAD in order to raise money and awareness for LGBTQ youth.

“I’m so excited to perform some of my music tonight with some of my amazing friends at Sayers Club. We are going to raise money, awareness and magic for lgbtq youth everywhere. It’s been too long since I’ve done a show, and tonight we are doing it for the right reasons. Xoxo,” Justin wrote on his Instagram.

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Lea Michele, Darren Criss & More Stars of the Stage Shine at Elsie Fest 2017!

Lea Michele, Darren Criss & More Stars of the Stage Shine at Elsie Fest 2017!

Lea Michele and Darren Criss teamed up yet again!

The two Glee co-stars and friends both hit the stage at the 2017 Elsie Fest in New York City on Sunday (October 8).

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The musical-oriented festival, which features stars and songs of stage and screen, included performers like Alan Cumming, Jeremy Jordan, Ingrid Michaelson, Norm Lewis, Auli’i Cravalho and Keala Settle.

Ryan Murphy, Alex Newell, Christine Taylor and Jenna Ushkowitz all attended the festival as well.

“All the feels tonight. Thank you to everyone who came out for Elsie Fest!! So happy you were there to introduce me tonight @mrrpmurphy I love you so much and thank you @darrencriss for including me in this amazing evening you are the most amazing friend and family I could ask for,” Lea wrote on Instagram.

The festival was co-created by Darren, Ricky Rollins and Jordan Roth in 2015.

Thank you, @elsiefest!!

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20+ pictures from the festival inside…

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Darren Criss & Joey King Read at WordTheatre's In The Cosmos

Darren Criss & Joey King Read at WordTheatre's In The Cosmos

Darren Criss looks handsome as he hits the red carpet at WordTheatre’s In The Cosmos: Where We Come From, Where We Are, and Where We Are Going event on Saturday (August 26) in Hollywood.

The 30-year-old actor was joined by Joey King with her boyfriend Jacob Elordi, as well as Bellamy Young and Jason George.

The actors were among the list of actors who read pieces for the event.

WordTheater’s In The Cosmos “takes you on a wild ride through the universe. From creation myths to the Big Bang to alien life forms, a constellation of actors will bring to life the story of the Cosmos in the words of the great poets, astronomers, comics, mythologists, musicians, philosophers, scientists, cosmological physicists, astronauts, and mystics.”

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Gaten Matarazzo Tries Adulting in Darren Criss' 'Lost Boys Life' Music Video

Gaten Matarazzo Tries Adulting in Darren Criss' 'Lost Boys Life' Music Video

Gaten Matarazzo stars in Darren Criss‘ latest music video!

The Glee actor and his his alt-pop band, Computer Games, were so happy to have the Stranger Things star on board.

Computer Games just dropped the video for their album’s title track, “Lost Boys Life.”

In it, Gaten plays a conflicted lost boy, navigating his way through his mundane morning of putting on a tie and dealing with his co-workers at the office – until he discovers an electric guitar and a new love interest.

“I had a blast performing with Darren at Elsie Fest last year,” Gaten said. “That was the first time we had ever met and instantly became buddies. When he sent me the treatment to Computer Games’ music video, I was like, ‘Rock on! I’m in!’”

“We’re both huge fans of Stranger Things,” Darren‘s bandmate, his brother Chuck, added. “The song shares many of the same electronica influences that can be heard throughout the series.”

“It was always going to be Gaten,” Darren chimed in. “We wrote the entire treatment around him. Thank God he said yes, because otherwise it probably would have just been me, running around in a silly wig, trying to be Gaten.”

Directed by Mia Elan, the video also includes live shots from the band’s first-ever, sold-out show at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.

Watch below! And if you missed it, be sure to check out Computer Gamesfull EP here, and their music video for “Every Single Night” here.


Computer Games, Darren Criss – Lost Boys Life (Official Video)

Darren Criss Covers 'I Dreamed a Dream' - Watch His Performance!

Darren Criss Covers 'I Dreamed a Dream' - Watch His Performance!

Darren Criss plays his guitar during his appearance on the The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show on Wednesday morning (August 2) at the Z100 Studio in New York City.

The 30-year-old entertainer stopped by the show to promote the upcoming season of American Crime Story as well as shared some other exciting news.

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During his interview, Darren announced that he will be performing at the 3rd Annual Elsie Fest alongside Lea Michele, Alan Cummings, and Ingrid Michaelson on October 8!

Darren also performed his cover of “I Dreamed a Dream” during his appearance.

Watch his performance below!


Darren Criss: ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ Acoustic Cover
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