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Hot Sheet: From Trevor to Marco

Hot Sheet: From Trevor to Marco

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Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Trevor Live L.A., Fleetwood Mac, Julianne Moore, and the stunning new Netflix series Marco Polo.

Hs141205-10_010. EVENT: Trevor Live Los Angeles
Host Jennifer Coolidge headlines a galaxy of stars at this benefit for the Trevor Project, the nation's leading provider of crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT and questioning youth. Darren Criss, Mia Pfirrman, Ty Herndon, Katharine McPhee, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Alex Newell, Melora Hardin, Marc Shaiman, and Anita Cochran are scheduled to perform. Other celebs who'll appear include Kellan Lutz, Kiernan Shipka, Ian Harvie, Alexandra Billings, Harry Shum Jr., Brittany Snow, Katherine Heigl, Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow, Kelly Osbourne, Wentworth Miller, Jason Collins, Billy Eichner, Elisabeth Rohm, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, and many more. Billed as a night of comedy and music, the event, produced and directed by Adam Shankman, will also feature dinner, a silent auction, an after-party, and awards to Robert Greenblatt, Skylar Kergil, and Yahoo! as the Trevor Project celebrates its 16th anniversary. It all happens Sunday at the Hollywood Palladium; get tickets and info here. -- Trudy Ring


Hs141205-09_09. DVD: Out to Kill
Who killed Justin Jaymes? That's the question private investigator Jim Noble (Scott Sell) must answer after moving into a beautiful Tampa, Fla., loft complex and discovering a murder outside his door in director Rob Williams's Out to Kill. The gay-themed murder mystery hits DVD Tuesday and follows the story of Noble's mission to uncover the truth as he peels back the layers of relationships among the unusually close-knit residents who immediately begin scrambling for alibis when Jaymes's naked corpse is found floating in the courtyard pool. -- Jase Peeples



Hs141205-08_08. MUSIC: Fleetwood Mac Tour
Fleetwood Mac has kicked-off their cross-country tour of the United States, featuring all five of its stars for the first time in almost 20 years. Their next show is in Inglewood, Calif., Saturday, and the tour will continue taking the British-American rock band to cities across the nation until its conclusion at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 11. Afterward, the "Landslide" singers will move on to Europe. So catch John and Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood before they cross the pond, and find ticket information at FleetwoodMac.com. -- Daniel Reynolds


Hs141205-07_07. THEATER: Blithe Spirit
This revival of the classic comedy by Noel Coward -- one of our people's greatest gifts to the world of theater -- stars one of our top icons and allies, Angela Lansbury, and it's kicking off a North American tour in Los Angeles after smash-hit runs on Broadway and in London. Lansbury won her fifth Tony Award for portraying Madame Arcati, a medium of questionable power who nonetheless manages to summon the ghost of a novelist's first wife, causing problems with his present spouse. The show opens Tuesday at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre, where it runs through January 18. After that, Lansbury and her spirited company will be at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco January 20-February 1, the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto February 11-March 15, and the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., March 17-29. Reserve tickets for the L.A. run here and find out about the rest of the tour here. -- Trudy Ring


Ginger-rogers-and-fred-astaire-theredlist_06. BOOK: Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance
With the trolley scene in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Judy Garland's unforgettable tuxedo-clad performance of "Get Happy" in 1950's Summer Stock, and many more, Charles Walters staged some of the most iconic musical sequences of Hollywood's golden age. For the first time, the Academy Award-nominated director and choreographer's life takes center stage in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance. Written by former Joffrey Ballet soloist Brent Phillips, this revealing biography explores Walters's contributions to films, musical theater, and American pop culture while examining how he navigated the entertainment industry as an openly gay man by drawing on previously unpublished oral histories, correspondence, and new interviews. Available on Amazon. -- Jase Peeples


Hs141205-05_05. MUSIC: Holiday Spectacular Concert
Presented by Here Media, VNA California will host its inaugural Holiday Spectacular Concert December 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Purple Room Restaurant and Stage in Palm Springs. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased here, by calling (760) 773-6760, or via email at Development@VNACalifornia.org. Proceeds will benefit the Visiting Nurse Association's LGBT outreach programs. Guests scheduled to appear include Johnny Cannizzaro (Jersey Boys), James Duke Mason (LGBT advocate), Chris Salvatore (Eating Out) and Kit Williamson (Mad Men), and Olympian Greg Louganis, who will introduce performances by the Vocal Harmonics of the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus and Branden James from America's Got Talent. -- Robert Hebert

Hs141205-04_04. THEATER: A John Waters Christmas
As an alternative to the excessively nice entertainment options that dominate the holiday season, spend an evening with the master of all things naughty -- a description that puts it mildly. The filmmaker, performer, and prime purveyor of filth is once again on tour with A John Waters Christmas. He's scheduled to be at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles tonight, then in Napa, Calif., Saturday; Portland, Ore., Monday; Seattle, Tuesday; Boston, Thursday; Northampton, Mass., December 12; Westbury, N.Y., December 13; New York City, December 14; Red Bank, N.J., December 16; Philadelphia, December 17; Baltimore, December 19; and Alexandria, Va., December 22. Enjoy an audience with the Pope of Trash!


Hs141205-03_03. MUSIC: Listen,David Guetta
French DJ and dance hitmaker David Guetta has released his latest album, Listen, a title that sums up precisely what his fans should do. Sia, Nicki Minaj, Emeli Sande, John Legend, and more are among the A-list artists featured on the tracks, which explore a new side of Guetta and electronic dance music. (He describes the album as "completely different to anything I've done before.") It is now available on iTunes. And the music video for "Dangerous," the hit featuring Sam Martin, is already getting people dancing. Watch it below. -- Daniel Reynolds



Hs141205-02_02. FILM: Still Alice
Julianne Moore recently nabbed a Gotham Award for Best Actress for her starring role in Still Alice, a drama about a psychologist battling Alzheimer's disease. And it's whispered that this could be her year to finally win an Oscar. The film, which also stars Alec Baldwin as Moore's husband and Hunter Parrish, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Bosworth as her children, was directed and written by Wash Westmoreland (Pedro) and his husband, Richard Glatzer, based on the best-selling book by Lisa Genova. Still Alice premieres this weekend. Watch the trailer below. -- Daniel Reynolds



Hs141205-01_01. TV: Marco Polo
In its most epic -- and expensive -- project yet, Netflix will release Marco Polo, a 10-episode series about the Italian explorer as a youth living in the 13th century court of Kublai Khan. Produced by the Weinstein Co., the drama reportedly took $90 million to produce, making it the second most expensive show on air, following Game of Thrones. In a bid to extend its reach to a global audience, Netflix filmed the project in Malaysia, Italy, and Kazakhstan. Although Marco Polo stars a relatively unknown Italian actor, Lorenzo Richelmy, it features stunning cinematography and period set design, which help shed new light on the storied European traveler to Asia. See the epic unfold on Netflix December 12, and watch the trailer below. -- Daniel Reynolds

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