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  1. 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!”
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Why Was Hairspray Live! Tamer on TV? The bouffant isn’t quite as big and bubbly onscreen.
  5. roll clip!
    Jennifer Hudson Had Hairspray Live’s Best MomentTo no one’s surprise.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. right-click
    You Can Stream the Hairspray Live! SoundtrackYou can stop the beat, but why would you want to?
  9. roll clip!
    New Hairspray Live! Look: Let’s Shake and ShimmyTime to see the light.
  10. casting couch
    Andrea Martin to Play Prudy in Hairspray Live!You can’t stop the good casting news!
  11. tca 2016
    Sean Hayes, Rosie O’Donnell Join Hairspray LiveHayes will finally reunite with the Smash producers.
  12. hairspray live
    Ariana Grande Cast As Penny in NBC’s Hairspray Live!“Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway.”
  13. live musicals
    NBC’s Next Live Musical Will Be HairsprayYou can’t stop the beat.
  14. vulture lists
    A Bloated History of the Movie Fat SuitFrom Orson Welles to Tyler Perry.
  15. 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.
  16. closings
    ‘Hairspray’ Closing On BroadwayLet’s just give thanks that a John Waters adaptation made it for six years.
  17. the industry
    John Waters to Apply Another Blast of ‘Hairspray’Plus: MTV is remaking ‘Rocky Horror’ for no reason whatsoever.
  18. the industry
    R. Kelly to Be Closer to Your House SoonPlus: News about J.J. Abrams and George Wendt!
  19. 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.
  20. the take
    ‘Chuck & Larry’ Proves America Prefers Its Gay Movies Without Show TunesWhat lessons can we learn from this weekend’s box office?
  21. 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.
  22. pop trash
    ‘Hairspray’ Offers a Penny for Our ThoughtsThe Penny Pingleton doll revealed in all her glory.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. quote machine
    Which of These Two Men Is Uglier?