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‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ Returns: The 11 Most Memorable Moments from the Coronavirus Fundraiser

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‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ Returns: The 11 Most Memorable Moments from the Coronavirus Fundraiser
The Rosie O’Donnell Show” is back.

O’Donnell’s talk show returned for one night only on Sunday to serve as a fundraiser for The Actors Fund, an organization that provides numerous services for people in need in the performing arts and entertainment business.

The evening raised more than $500,000, which included $100,000 from O’Donnell.

The 3 1/2 hour show, produced by O’Donnell and “Madame Secretary” star Erich Bergen, was broadcast live on Broadway.com and the website’s YouTube channel.

She opened the show by explaining she was hosting from her garage/art studio in New Jersey and then introduced her former musical director John McDaniel.

She also insisted she didn’t want to talk about President Donald Trump because she wanted to focus on people getting through the pandemic. “We’re going to come through it,” O’Donnell said.

O’Donnell’s first guest was Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who recalled
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Barry Manilow Postpones Chicago and Los Angeles Shows Due to Sprained Vocal Cords

Barry Manilow Postpones Chicago and Los Angeles Shows Due to Sprained Vocal Cords
Barry Manilow fans in Los Angeles and Chicago will have to wait to see the singer — he has postponed shows this week due to his sprained vocal cords.

Manilow was set to perform at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, and the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on Wednesday, but a post shared on his Facebook page on Saturday announced that the concerts were to be rescheduled.

“Barry is on doctors orders to rest due to sprained vocal chords ,” read the statement. “We are all very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The announcement also informed fans that
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Barry Manilow Cancels Los Angeles And Chicago Concerts After Sprained Vocal Chords

Barry Manilow is focused on his recovery. The “Copacabana” singer has cancelled his upcoming Los Angeles and Chicago concerts due to sprained vocal chords, according to an announcement posted on his Facebook page on Saturday. Manilow was expected to perform at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, and the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, […]
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Barry Manilow Postpones Los Angeles and Chicago Concerts After Sprained Vocal Chords

Barry Manilow Postpones Los Angeles and Chicago Concerts After Sprained Vocal Chords
Barry Manilow is focused on his recovery.

The "Copacabana" singer has postponed his upcoming Los Angeles and Chicago concerts due to sprained vocal chords, according to an announcement posted on his Facebook page on Saturday. Manilow was expected to perform at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, and the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Barry Manilow Breaks His Silence on Marrying Garry Kief for First Time On Camera: 'I'm Proud of It'

"We regret to inform you that Barry Manilow’s two concerts scheduled for this week in Los Angeles and Chicago are currently being rescheduled. Barry is on doctors orders to rest due to sprained vocal chords. We are all very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause," read the statement.

"Tickets issued for the original dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates. Patrons holding tickets for the original dates are encouraged to use them for the new date; no exchange
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Barry Manilow Says Life After Coming Out in His People Cover Story Is a ‘Beautiful Experience’

Barry Manilow Says Life After Coming Out in His People Cover Story Is a ‘Beautiful Experience’
Barry Manilow made it through the rain — and he couldn’t be happier!

The pop legend and his longtime partner Garry Kief were outed after news of their secret wedding broke in 2015, and Manilow opened up about his marriage and sexuality for the first time in an exclusive People cover story in April. Now, he’s discussing his last month of living out and proud since the story went viral.

“It’s turned out to be just great. I’ve really enjoyed it, most of all because the fans and the public have been so supportive. I thought, ‘Oh, man,
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Barry Manilow on Life Since Coming Out in People: It’s ‘No News to Everyone Around Me’

Barry Manilow on Life Since Coming Out in People: It’s ‘No News to Everyone Around Me’
He recently came out as gay in the pages of People, and on Thursday morning Barry Manilow was near tears as he reflected on the love and support he’s received from his fans over his 50-year career.

“What a ride it’s been,” Manilow, 73, told Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly during a sit-down on Today.

He called his fans “great people,” remembering the love he’s received from them.

“You should walk down the street with me one day. These strangers say the most beautiful things to me. They thank me for helping them through their lives,” Manilow said.
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Barry Manilow Makes First Concert Appearance Since Publicly Coming Out to People

Barry Manilow Makes First Concert Appearance Since Publicly Coming Out to People
Barry Manilow was welcomed with enthusiastic cheers on Tuesday night, as he took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall for the Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!.

Performing at the monthly event — which raises money for national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and environmental protection — Manilow appeared grateful.

“I’m so happy to be home. I’m a New Yorker, I’m from Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” Manilow told the enthusiastic crowd as he took the stage to a standing ovation. “I’m here to promote an album, my love letter to New York.
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Barry Manilow Admits Fame Once Turned Him Into An ‘A–hole’ — How Husband Garry Kief Brought Him Peace

Barry Manilow Admits Fame Once Turned Him Into An ‘A–hole’ — How Husband Garry Kief Brought Him Peace
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

Barry Manilow is opening up about the dark side of fame.

In the new issue of People, the pop icon, 73, looks back on his 50-year career in showbiz and the private world he shares with his manager husband, longtime love Garry Kief.

Manilow catapulted to the top of the charts in 1974 with his breakout hit “Mandy” and stayed there for years, with hits like “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Looks
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‘Stuck on Band-Aid’ and Other Unforgettable Jingles You Probably Didn’t Know Barry Manilow Created

‘Stuck on Band-Aid’ and Other Unforgettable Jingles You Probably Didn’t Know Barry Manilow Created
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

Yes, Barry Manilow is responsible for getting “Copacabana” — and a slew of other memorable hits — stuck in your head, but you can also thank him for some of those ridiculously catchy commercial jingles that will just.not.go.away.

“I learned the most about music working in the jingle industry,” he said in 2009 while accepting a Clio Award for his early work in the field. “It was the best music college I could ever imagine.
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Inside Barry Manilow’s Secret Wedding to Longtime Love Garry Kief: ‘I Didn’t Think It Was Going to Be That Emotional!’

Inside Barry Manilow’s Secret Wedding to Longtime Love Garry Kief: ‘I Didn’t Think It Was Going to Be That Emotional!’
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

Barry Manilow can’t smile without him!

In the new issue of People, the pop icon, 73, opens up for the first time about his 39-year relationship — and 2014 wedding — with longtime manager Garry Kief.

After breaking out in 1974 with his pop-rock ballad “Mandy,” Manilow skyrocketed to fame with hit after hit, from “Looks Like We Made It” to “Copacabana (At the Copa).” The performer says the attention was alienating.

“When you’re that big,
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Celebrities React to Barry Manilow Coming Out in People: ‘Thrilled to Add My Own Admiration Today’

Celebrities React to Barry Manilow Coming Out in People: ‘Thrilled to Add My Own Admiration Today’
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

Barry Manilow is opening up about his private life behind-the-scenes, including his secret marriage to his manager Garry Kief, and celebrities are congratulating him on coming out at age 73.

George Takei, an openly gay actor best known for his work in the Star Trek television series, was one of the first stars to react to the news on Twitter.

“Congratulations @BarryManilow on coming out! Welcome to the club,” he wrote,
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Pop Icon Barry Manilow Looks Back on His 50-Year Legacy: ‘I’ll Keep Going Until They Stop Me!’

Pop Icon Barry Manilow Looks Back on His 50-Year Legacy: ‘I’ll Keep Going Until They Stop Me!’
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

Looks like he made it!

After 50 years in showbiz, Barry Manilow sat down exclusively with People in his home recording studio at his Palm Springs estate to reminisce on his career, enduring legacy and private world ahead of the April 21 release of his latest album, This Is My Town: Songs of New York.

From his humble beginnings in Brooklyn and collaborating with Bette Midler to becoming one of the bestselling artists of all time,
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Barry Manilow Reveals Why He Didn’t Come Out for Decades: I Thought I Would ‘Disappoint’ Fans If They Knew I Was Gay

Barry Manilow Reveals Why He Didn’t Come Out for Decades: I Thought I Would ‘Disappoint’ Fans If They Knew I Was Gay
Pop legend Barry Manilow opens up for the first time about coming out, finding love, and surviving showbiz for 50 years. Subscribe now for his exclusive untold story — only in People.

For decades Barry Manilow gave the world timeless hits, while keeping his own world a total secret. Now at 73 years old, the music legend is opening up about his life, struggles and, for the first time, his sexuality.

Fiercely private, the pop icon recently welcomed People into his Palm Springs home for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with his manager husband Garry Kief — and talked for the first time about their nearly 40-year romance.
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Check Out How Wyatt Russell Made His Table 19 Costars Laugh So Hard They Cried!

Check Out How Wyatt Russell Made His Table 19 Costars Laugh So Hard They Cried!
Wyatt Russell is confusing his greatest hits!

In an exclusive People Now clip, the actor, youngest son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, gets Table 19 costars Craig Robinson and Lisa Kudrow in a fit of giggles over some musical confusion.

“Last time I laughed so hard I cried was right before we came on the show. I thought that ‘Lola’ and ‘Copacabana’ were the same songs,” he starts before costar Craig Robinson corrects him: “Different songs!”

“They’re the same song,” Russell continues about the Barry Manilow hit, “and Craig pointed that out to me.”

“He was like, hey,
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The X Factor 2015 spoilers: Meet the 14 acts auditioning tonight

The X Factor is back with more auditions tonight - and it looks like it's going to be jam-packed, with 14 acts trying out for the judges. But who are they, and what will they be singing?

1. Jasmin Leigh Morris

Age: 21

From: Swansea

Song: Clown - Emeli Sande

2. Max Stone

Age: 27

From: London

Job: Musician

Song: 'No Woman No Cry' - Bob Marley

3. Ebru

Age: 27

From: London

Job: Student and singer

Song: 'What I Did For Love' - David Guetta

4. Sharon Rose

Age: 26

From: Customer service worker

Job: Essex

Song: 'I'm Every Woman' - Whitney Houston

5. Joselito Peralta

Age: 51

From: Paddington

Job: Hairdresser

Song: 'Copacabana' - Barry Manilow

6. Shaz Paz

Age: 43

From: Kent

Song: 'Hideaway' - Kiesza

7. Erwin

Age: 25

From: Scotland

Job: Immigration worker

Song: Original song 'Hard-Wired'

8. Che Chestermen

Age: 18

From: Basildon

Job: Singer and songwriter

Song: 'Who You Are' - Jessie J

9. Jordan
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25 Years in La Part 3: Showtime, the Silverado, and the rise of Ain't It Cool

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25 Years in La Part 3: Showtime, the Silverado, and the rise of Ain't It Cool
The first and most important thing that happened as a result of the staging of "Sticks and Stones" at the Met Theater as part of the Act One Festival was that Scott Swan and I got our first agent. Barbara Baruch worked for Ambrosio/Mortimer, a smaller boutique agency at the time, and from the moment we met her, she seemed like what I imagined an agent to be. She was nurturing, she was a cheerleader, she was a ballbuster, and she was always, always, always in our corner. Our time with her was unfortunately too short, and by the time the agency imploded in accusations of embezzlement, we were already repped by Gersh out of New York. Barbara was first, though, and she was the first one to start pushing people to come see our show and to read our work. The strangest thing about those early days is
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Celebrating 20 Years of Cruise Ship Entertainment

With more than 100 original shows featuring over 5,000 performers—and thousands of standing ovations—Stiletto Entertainment is celebrating two decades of providing first-class spectacles on cruise ships. On any given night, one of Stiletto’s original musicals, dance revues, or concerts is likely playing on a ship somewhere in the world. “Our amazing creative staff of Emmy, Tony and Oscar nominees or recipients has created some of the best entertainment on the high seas,” said president and CEO Garry Kief in a statement. The company’s productions stretch back to the first original book musical performed on a cruise ship, “Barry Manilow’s Copacabana.” Stiletto’s lengthy list includes “Could It Be Magic” on Holland America Line’s Statendam and the recent award-winning “Theatre At Sea” shows. Such productions provide actors of various performance backgrounds steady work while traveling the globe. Casting directors James Nadeau and Jodie Dorner travel the globe to audition singers and dancers,
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Barry Manilow Married Manager Garry Kief in Surprise Ceremony—Check Out Details!

Barry Manilow Married Manager Garry Kief in Surprise Ceremony—Check Out Details!
Surprise! Barry Manilow is officially off the market. The 71-year-old crooner and longtime manager, Garry Kief, 66, have wed, a source told E! News on Wednesday. The two have not commented. Manilow, best known for '70s pop hits such as "Copacabana (at the Copa)," "Looks Like We Made It," "Could it Be Magic" and "Mandy" as well as for his glittering stage outfits, has always been notoriously private when it comes to his love life. A source told E! that while Manilow has never discussed his sexuality publicly, "he is not in the closet in any [other] aspect of his life." He and Kief have occasionally been spotted at celebrity events. Here they are at the...
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Barry Manilow Marries Longtime Manager Garry Kief

Barry Manilow Marries Longtime Manager Garry Kief
Hope he sang "Copacabana" at the reception! Barry Manilow has married his longtime manager Garry Kief, Us Weekly can confirm. The couple exchanged vows last year in front of family and friends at Manilow's Palm Springs home. Guests were surprised, not knowing they were actually being invited to a wedding. Manilow, 71, has never publicly discussed his sexual orientation, but in 2012 he told The Telegraph that he wasn't dating anyone. "Happily single? Yeah, happily single," he said. "I am a private guy. You can only come into my [...]
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Strictly Come Dancing: Steve Backshall exits the competition

Steve Backshall and professional dance partner Ola Jordan have become the eighth couple to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair found themselves in the dance-off alongside Sunetra Sarker and Brendan Cole.

Backshall's Jive with Jordan earned the pair 23 points during last night's show (November 22), while Sarker's Waltz earned 30 points.

After the dance-off, Craig Revel Horwood decided to save Sarker, while Darcey Bussell sided with Backshall.

Bruno Tonioli saved Sarker, and head judge Len Goodman had the deciding vote and saved Sarker.

On leaving the competition Backshall said: "I don't think you can underestimate the achievement to take someone who was quite as bad as I was and get them to week nine!

"I am bursting with pride with what everyone has achieved."

The night also saw two musical performances from Barry Manilow, who sang 'Copacabana' and 'What a Wonderful World'.

Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday
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