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Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway – as Loretta Lynn

Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway – as Loretta Lynn

Originally posted 05/11/2012 08:40AM

There's a new girl coming to Broadway.

Cast by the country icon herself, Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in an upcoming stage musical about the singer's life, Coal Miner's Daughter, producers for the Broadway-bound production have announced.

Lynn personally introduced Deschanel Thursday night on the stage of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium during Opry Country Classics. The two then sang "Coal Miner's Daughter."

"It's a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I'd see Coal Miner's Daughter on a movie screen, and now I can't believe it's going to be on a stage for people to see," Lynn, 77, said in a statement.

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Actors Nominate Their 2001 Favorites

Originally posted 01/29/2002 01:00AM

Halle Berry, Russell Crowe and Sissy Spacek are among those selected by the Screen Actors Guild to compete for best acting awards for last year's films.

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