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Laura Benanti Reprises Melania Trump Impression for Colbert Spoof (Video)

Supergirl actress and Broadway star Laura Benanti is back with her amazing Melania Trump impression, who she parodied on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (October 18).

Stephen asked “Melania” about Donald Trump‘s locker room talk, to which she responded, “He explained it was locker room talk. I did not know this, but when American men gather to sport, they always brag of grabbing women by the Billy Bush.”

He also asked if she had forgiven Donald for his lewd language, and the answer is very funny.

If you didn’t know, Melania gave interviews for the first time this week since Donald‘s offensive language became public.

Watch below!

Diane Lane & Tavi Gevinson Celebrate 'The Cherry Orchard' Broadway Opening Night!

Diane Lane is gorgeous as she strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending the Broadway opening night performance and press reception for The Cherry Orchard held at the American Airlines Theatre on Sunday (October 16) in New York City.

The 51-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars Tavi Gevinson, Harold Perrineau, Joel Grey, John Glover, and director Simon Godwin.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Diane Lane

Also in attendance to show their support was Nolan Gerard Funk, Laura Benanti and her husband Patrick Brown, Condola Rashad, Cherry Jones, Sarah Steele, Mario Cantone and Bebe Neuwirth.

FYI: Tavi is wearing a Gucci ensemble. Diane is wearing Kurt Geiger pumps.

35+ pictures inside of Diane Lane, Tavi Gevinson and others at the opening night…More Here! »

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Celebs Slam Wells Fargo for Ads Discouraging the Arts

Celebs are upset with Wells Fargo after the bank released an ad that seemingly discouraged teenagers from pursuing the arts as careers.

The advertisement for a Teen Day later this month shows two kids in a classroom. The caption for the girl reads, “A ballerina yesterday. An engineer today. Let’s get them ready for tomorrow.”

The caption for the boy reads, “An actor yesterday. A botanist today. Let’s get them ready for tomorrow.”

Lots of celebs, including many in the Broadway community, immediately took to Twitter to shoot down the idea that one cannot pursue the arts. There were also many jokes made about how Wells Fargo is featured in the musical The Music Man!

Read what people like Paul Wesley, Josh Groban, and Tony winners Laura Benanti and Cynthia Erivo are saying:

The company eventually released this apology statement: “Wells Fargo is deeply committed to the arts, and we offer our sincere apology for the initial ads promoting our Sept. 17 Teen Financial Education Day. They were intended to celebrate all the aspirations of young people and fell short of that goal. We are making changes to the campaign’s creative that better reflect our company’s core value of embracing diversity and inclusion, and our support of the arts. Last year, Wells Fargo’s support of the arts, culture and education totaled $93 million.”

Click inside to see what more celebs are saying about the ad… More Here! »

Laura Benanti Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby Girl with Patrick Brown!

Broadway star and Nashville actress Laura Benanti is pregnant!

The 37-year-old actress and her husband Patrick Brown announced the news on Instagram.

“Patrick and I doing some light summer reading. Coming this winter…#BabyGirlBrown!!!” Laura captioned the photo. See it below!

Laura and Patrick were married back in November.

This is the first child for the couple! Laura opened up in a Huffington Post editorial about a miscarriage she and Patrick tragically experienced last year.

Congratulations to the happy couple on the wonderful news!

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Laura Benanti Plays Melania Trump for Colbert Spoof (Video)

Laura Benanti does a hilarious impression of Melania Trump in a spoof on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The Tony Award-winning actress has previously appeared on the program and talked about how people compare her looks to Melania‘s, so it’s fitting that she is doing this spoof!

In the appearance, Laura played Melania as she tried to explain how she didn’t plagiarize her speech at the Republican National Convention, yet she uses famous lines throughout the whole thing.

Make sure to listen for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song, the Kit-Kat bar jingle, and more.


Laura Benanti Plays Melania Trump for Colbert Spoof

Meg Ryan Introduces 'She Loves Me' Cast at Tony Awards 2016 (Video)

The cast of She Loves Me shows off their vocal and acting chops on stage at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

Three of the actors were nominated this evening – Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, and Jane Krakowski – for their work in the classic musical. Check out the performance, which also includes Broadway star Gavin Creel, below! You can catch She Loves Me in NYC now.

Meg Ryan introduced the performance on stage. You may not know, but Meg‘s movie You’ve Got Mail is based on the musical!

Make sure to tune in for the Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, airing right now on CBS!

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Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, & Jane Krakowski Arrive for Tony Awards 2016!

Tony nominees Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski step out in style at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The pair were joined by their co-star, fellow nominee Zachary Levi. All three are nominated this evening for their work in She Loves Me, which is currently playing at Studio 54 in the Big Apple!

Check out the full list of nominees if you missed it!

Make sure to tune in for the Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, at 8/7c on CBS!

FYI: Laura is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown and shoes, Eva Fehren jewelry, and a Lee Savage clutch. Jane is wearing a Michael Kors Collection dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Fred Leighton jewels.

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