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R Kelly takes 'Trapped in the Closet' to Broadway

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r kelly trapped in the closetR&B star R Kelly has announced that he hopes to adapt his cult ‘hip-hopera’ Trapped in the Closet for the stage. Launching the newest instalment of the sung-through soap opera – an increasingly improbable tale triggered by an adulterous one-night stand – the singer-songwriter said that he had received an offer to take it to Broadway, and might even star in it himself. “To transform it into a Broadway version, that’s what I’m working on,” said the 45-year-old, real name Robert Sylvester Kelly. Although he gave little away, a spokesperson for the singer told the New York Times that a stage version is “a very real possibility we are exploring”. Trapped in the Closet started life as part of Kelly’s album TP.3 Reloaded, but a filmed version of 12 episodes was released on DVD in 2005, with a further 10 episodes released two years later. The series follows Sylvester, played by Kelly, through a series of sexual misdemeanours that spin out of his control, after he’s forced to hide in the eponymous closet when a lover’s husband unexpectedly returns home. At the launch on 19 November, Kelly announced that he has written a further 85 episodes, the next batch of which will premiere on the American television channel IFC. “The chapters that are coming – the show, we call it – is going to exceed every chapter that you have ever seen,” he said. That is quite a claim: previous episodes have involved a pimp with a severe stutter, an asthmatic midget and an awful lot of hiding in cupboards. Each chapter ends with a cliffhanger. “I’m just having a lot of fun,” Kelly continued. “I don’t have a job, so I sit in the studio all day and think of stuff to do and this is just something stupid I’ve done that’s been successful for me.”]]>

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Former Manchester United goalie, Andy Goram dies following short battle with cancer

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Hugo Speer sacked from Disney reboot of ‘Full Monty’ for going naked in front of woman in his trailer

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Original Full Monty film star Hugo Speer has been removed from the Disney+ reboot series following allegations of “inappropriate conduct,” our sister site Deadline reported Saturday. (more…)

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They went viral two years ago when they married after taking part in a wedding, now they are divorced

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A woman who went viral 2 years ago for marrying the man who caught the garter after she caught the bouquet at their friends’ wedding, has shared an update on their marriage. (more…)

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Nearly £400,000 per week! Mohamed Salah’s new contract makes him best paid player Liverpool’s history

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Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah has committed his future by signing the biggest deal in the club’s history. (more…)

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R. Kelly’s lawyer says the music icon has been placed on suicide watch in jail

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R. Kelly has been placed on suicide watch at the federal detention facility in Brooklyn where he is being held following his sentencing to 30 years in prison on racketeering and sex trafficking charges. (more…)

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Nipsey Hussle murder suspect attacked in prison

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A new photo of Nipsey Hussle’s murder suspect Eric Holder has surfaced online following reports that the alleged killer was attacked in his holding cell. (more…)

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