The Academy of Music’s presentation of the lauded Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall adaptation of the much-performed Kander and Ebb musical (with a book by Philadelphia-born and raised Joe Masteroff) still feels as powerful now as audiences found it to be in its 1966 Broadway debut, and perhaps even more so.
Is Amber Rose the new Oprah? Of course not. The South Philly-native-turned-professional-model is not the touchy-feely type. Instead, her new VH1 talk show, premiering at 11 p.m. Friday, will focus on sex and relationships, with the characteristically outspoken Rose decrying the practice of "slut-shaming," or insulting women for expressing their sexuality.
For a woman who has played villains and decidedly nasty women for most of her career - from Clint Eastwood's tormentor in Play Misty for Me to Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development to the voice of Malory Archer in FX's spy send-up Archer - Jessica Walter is unfailingly polite.
Molly Eichel is an assistant features editor. She writes about film and television, and edits the Weekend section. Molly was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she spent a lot of time sitting too close to the television screen.