With Rock of Ages opening today, we got to thinking about some of the more recent movie adaptations of musicals — those from 1980 on (sorry, Grease). Though there are purists who will always prefer Broadway, a lot of shows have inspired entertaining, sometimes even award-worthy, movies, like Hairspray, Chicago, and Dreamgirls. Click through to see all the movies and let us know if we forgot to mention your favourite!
It was less than a month ago that Australia was introduced to a blonde 14-year-old boy who made headlines around the country after performing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” on Australia’s Got Talent. Judges Kyle Sandilands, Dannii Minogue and Brian McFadden put Jack Vidgen straight through to the semi finals after his incredible audition performance earned him a standing ovation and a kiss from Brian on the cheek. Last night the semis commenced on AGT, and the show saved their wonder boy for last, with Jack singing a rendition of the Dreamgirls hit “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” which was performed by Jennifer Hudson in the movie. The judges couldn’t stop praising him, with Kyle adding, “You’ve made me believe in reincarnation, because you have a black woman inside you.” Watch Jack and his unstoppable voice now — we can’t wait to see how he tops this!
Kelly Clarkson was the first contestant to win American Idol, but is she the most successful of them all? Other success stories like country sweetheart Carrie Underwood and rocker Chris Daughtry have been giving Kelly a run for her money! To find out where our editors ranked the top five biggest Idol success stories, watch the PopSugar Rush special now before tonight's season premiere!