News Nuggets: Jared Leto’s Oscar is now a ‘filthy mess’

Thanks to party activity and his friends, Jared Leto admits his Oscar statuette is now a “filthy mess.” He won the Academy Award last month for his supporting role in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Since then, he said, “I damaged it. But then I came home and saw it had another nick on it. So it looks like someone else had fun with it, too. Everybody was pawing that thing. I kind of was just passing it around at parties.” He added that the award has led to new interest from filmmakers and also for his indie rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Huffington Post.

A new film now reigns at the U.S. box office: “The Other Woman” with Cameron Diaz rakes in $24.7 million for first place. Dropping to the second position is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” with $16 million (overall cume of $224.8 million in four weeks). “Heaven is for Real” holds the third spot with $13.8 million. “Brick Mansions” with the late Paul Walker debuts in fifth with just $9.6 million. Thompson on Hollywood.

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The Tony Awards administration committee makes several key decisions about eligibility. “Cabaret,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and “Violet” must compete as musical revivals instead of originals. Since “Cabaret” star Alan Cumming previously played his role (and won a Tony), he is ineligible. “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” are eligible as play revivals. Among acting decisions, Marin Mazzie will be up for supporting instead of lead for “Bullets Over Broadway.” Variety.

Showrunner Mike Schur explains the surprises and twists from Thursday’s sixth season finale of “Parks and Recreation.” Leslie (Amy Poehler) decided to take a regional job with the National Park’s office but convinces her new boss to let her work in her small town of Pawnee. The show then jumps forward three years to 2017 and shows that office in full motion. The audience also meets the triplets born to her and Ben (Adam Scott). Schur says that the show will remain in the future for its likely final season next year but there might be flashbacks to fill in the gaps. TV Guide.

The new Jon Favreau film “Chef” and jazz documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On” are the audience award winners at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The former is about a chef (Favreau) who has a social media meltdown against a food critic and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, and Sofia Vergara. The latter chronicles 89-year-old jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and is produced by Quincy Jones and Paula DuPre Pesmen. The Wrap.

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Peter Jackson is changing the title for his final Hobbit movie. Previously known as “There and Back Again,” it will now be called “The Battle of the Five Armies” when it arrives in December. The first two films in the trilogy have grossed almost two billion dollars. Entertainment Weekly.

A funeral scene filmed for the “How I Met Your Mother” finale last month did not air in the episode. Co-star Alyson Hannigan says the script clocked in 18 minutes longer than what the viewers saw but it “was also much more heart-wrenching, which maybe people wouldn’t have liked.” The “mother” in the title (Cristin Milioti) turned out to be dead in the future, and her husband (Josh Radnor) was telling his children the long-winded story. TV Line.

Grammy winning singer/songwriter Gloria Estefan is coming to Broadway next year. The musical “On Your Feet” will be bilingual and focuses on her early years in Miami as well as her recovery after a near-fatal accident in 1990. Producers will conduct a reality show to find three women to perform the role at various ages. New York Daily News.

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