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VIDEO: 2015's Remakes, Sequels and Adaptations That Didn't Suck

Originally posted 12/28/2015 01:00PM

Talk about the state of show business long enough, and someone will come to the conclusion that there aren't enough original ideas – that too much of what's coming at us consists of sequels, remakes, reboots and other adaptations of existing material. This might be true. And it might also be true that a lot of this repurposed stuff might not actually be good so much as a blatant attempt to cash in on a recognized brand.

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Kristin Chenoweth: Why Adoption Is the Biggest Blessing of Them All

Kristin Chenoweth: Why Adoption Is the Biggest Blessing of Them All

Originally posted 11/20/2015 12:00PM

In honor of National Adoption Day on Nov. 21, award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth writes for WhoSay about her experience as an adopted child.

I've always known that I was adopted. It was never a secret or held from me.

I knew that my birth mother loved me so much that she wanted to give me a better life. And my parents, Jerry and Junie Chenoweth, were looking to adopt a baby and found me – literally less than one week after I was born.

Growing up, my parents explained my adoption by telling me, "We chose you." It was a wonderful way to put it to an adopted child. And I think it's true. An adoption is a full-circle blessing.

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Kristin Chenoweth: Why Adoption Is the Biggest Blessing of Them All| Adoption, Kristin Chenoweth
First of all, it's a blessing (and a huge sacrifice) for a birth parent to make the decision to give his/her baby a better life. Sometimes people can't take care of that baby just yet. (And their circumstances might change in 15 years.) But what a gift they are giving to both that child and the family who wants to adopt.

Next, if you're thinking about adopting a child, remember that it's a gift you're getting and it comes with just as much responsibility as if you had your child biologically. On top of that, it's a beautiful blessing that you were chosen to take care of this child and become his or her parent.

Kristin Chenoweth with her parents Photo by: Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth: Why Adoption Is the Biggest Blessing of Them All| Adoption, Kristin Chenoweth
And then, lastly

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Kristin Chenoweth: In 'My Forties I've Really Been Thinking About My Health More'

Kristin Chenoweth: In 'My Forties I've Really Been Thinking About My Health More'

Originally posted 10/23/2015 06:10PM

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is raising awareness for a new technique for discovering breast cancer.

Chenoweth, whose adoptive mother is a breast cancer survivor, tells PEOPLE Genius 3D Mammography testing is not very different from a regular mammogram, but it detects 41 percent more invasive cancers earlier because it is much clearer.

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Find Out Which TV Event Chrissy Teigen Called 'Glorious, Glorious Garbage' and More of the Shows Stars Watched This Week!

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What Stars Are Watching This Week: Sir Patrick Stewart, Chrissy Teigen, Ellen DeGeneres and More Share Their TV Favorites

Originally posted 08/28/2015 06:05PM

From indulging in a Netflix binge to filling their datebooks with appointment television, even busy A-listers somehow find time to keep up with their favorite shows – and share what they love on social media. Check out PEOPLE's weekly round-up of our favorite entertainers' TV shout-outs to stay in the loop.

Sir Patrick Stewart and Kumail Nanjiani watch each other in Blunt Talk and Silicon Valley when they aren't gushing about the shows on Twitter.

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Kristin Chenoweth Reduces Conan O'Brien to Tears as She 'Manscapes' His Eyebrows

Originally posted 08/26/2015 10:10AM

Kristin Chenoweth: actress AND cosmetologist.

The actress, 47, couldn't resist doing a little "manscaping" during her appearance on Conan on Tuesday, tackling host Conan O'Brien's unruly eyebrows.

The Tony-winning actress explained her aptitude for helping groom her male friends (but "just the face") before pointing out O'Brien's trouble spots.

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Kristin Chenoweth Steps Out with New Boyfriend in N.Y.C.: 'He's a Good Man,' She Tells PEOPLE

Kristin Chenoweth Steps Out with New Boyfriend in N.Y.C.: 'He's a Good Man,' She Tells PEOPLE

Originally posted 07/14/2015 01:40PM

Kristin Chenoweth is just too popular to stay on the market!

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Alan Cumming on His Tony Awards Co-Host: Kristin Chenoweth 'Can't Stop Talking' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/04/2015 08:55AM

As Kristin Chenoweth prepares to host the Tony Awards on Sunday, she has put herself on vocal rest – dry-erase whiteboard and all – to keep her vocal cords in tip-top shape.

Her awards-night co-host revealed to Seth Meyers on Wednesday, however, that she "can't stop talking" and that her vocal rest lasted "for about 30 seconds."

Alan Cumming, 50, told the Late Night host that Chenoweth starts her meetings off with the dry-erase board, segueing rapidly into whispers, her normal speaking voice and then straight-up "screaming."

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Kristin Chenoweth Bought Her Dad a Plane for Christmas, and He Used It to Prank Her (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/13/2015 08:20AM

You'd think buying someone an airplane for Christmas would entitle the gift-giver to a little peace and quiet, but Kristin Chenoweth's dad missed that memo.

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