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Bette Midler Steals Tonys Show With Epic 'Shut That Crap Off' Speech


Rachel Bay Jones , who plays Evan Hansen's mother in the show, won Best Featured Actress in a Musical . No one could shut down Bette Midler at the Tony Awards - not even the orchestra. Nixon, who won featured actress in a play for Lillian Hellman's " The Little Foxes ", said she was grateful to have had the chance to perform in the groundbreaking 1939 play about lesbian relationships at "this specific moment in history". Lire la suite »

John Legend an Emmy away from achieving EGOT status


Legend, né John Rogers Stevens, already earned an Oscar two years ago with Common for co-writing the Best Original Song victor "Glory" from the Martin Luther King Jr. "He has a GOT!" And as "one of Broadway's biggest stars" she was a little upset to see her seat had not been properly reserved her during rehearsals Sunday morning. Lire la suite »

Gilman grad wins Tony Award for lighting design of 'The Great Comet'

Near the end of the Tony Awards ceremony Sunday night, a point was made that seemed to get lost in all the chatter about such vitally important matters as whether Bette Midler was right to shout down the band's attempts to play her off the Radio City Music Hall stage, or what exactly host Kevin Spacey was doing up there in bed with an oversize groundhog. Lire la suite »

Broadway shows its age on Bette's big night out

But with no pop cultural juggernauts like rap history musical " Hamilton " this year, the awards show, which caps a record-breaking season, is also looking to a musicals and top celebrities to stoke interest. But the lavish, unconventional spectacle based on a snippet of " War and Peace " which stars Josh Groban may see its best shot at a major prize for directing, awards watchers say. Lire la suite »

Sessions Wants His Testimony Open to Public

Fellow Republicans, meanwhile, pressed President Donald Trump to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY It's a date - but maybe just a first one. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, urging him to investigate possible obstruction of justice by Trump in Grassley's position as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Lire la suite »

Defense rests in Bill Cosby trial; jury could get case today

Cosby, who's 79, could face decades in prison if convicted. Jurors will hear closing arguments later on Monday in the courtroom in Norristown, Penn., and could start deliberating as soon as Monday afternoon. She was spotted accompanying her husband to his sexual assault trial this morning (June 12). He said the encounter occurred in 1990, while Johnson insists it was 1996. Lire la suite »

The Tony Awards Part 4: All Things Dear Evan Hansen


Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , who recently won an Oscar for the song City of Stars from La La Land , won best original score for Dear Evan Hansen . Christopher Ashley took home the award for best director of a musical but " Come From Away " was shut out in all other categories. Insiders had widely anticipated that Evan Hansen or Come from Away would win best musical (the Tony believed to make the biggest difference at the box office), and Evan Hansen took the prize. Lire la suite »

'Wonder Woman': Patty Jenkins Shares Memo On The Film's Impact On Kids

Before she was Wonder Woman ( Gal Gadot ), she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons , trained to be an unconquerable warrior. She is lovely, yet that is not the only power she possesses. It may be the Year of the Rooster in China, but here in the States, it's quickly turning into the Year of the Fierce Young Girl. The note says the author works at a kindergarten. Lire la suite »

Dear Evan Hansen, Oslo big winners at Tony Awards


The Divine Miss M, who won best actress for " Hello, Dolly! " was not going to be denied and signaled she was in a feisty mood early: "I'd like to thank all the Tony voters - many of whom I've actually dated", she joked. Kevin Kline, victor for leading actor in a play for " Present Laughter ", called out in his thank you speech to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which has been threatened with losing its federal funding under the Trump administration. Lire la suite »

Keith Urban dedicates music award to Nicole Kidman

Here's everything you need to know about star-studded event, including how to watch, who's performing and which stars are up for the most wins. And what is that going to cost the people I love? Carrie Underwood received two awards. Urban won four belt buckle trophies, including the top prize, Video of the Year . "Carry this Stanley Cup around this great city of Nashville ", Kutcher said. Lire la suite »

Tony Awards: Bette Midler's Hilarious Speech and 10 More Memorable Moments

Spacey emerged as Tony host after several other celebrities turned the job down. But Bette Midler won't be singing anything after talks failed to land the " Hello, Dolly! " diva. The "American Beauty" actor even poked fun at rumours about his sexuality as he dressed as Norma Desmond from " Sunset Boulevard " to sing "As If We Never Said Goodbye". Lire la suite »

'Evan Hansen' wins big at Tony Awards


Shows about teen suicide, Middle East peace negotiations, labor strife and the September 11 attacks will square off on Sunday at the annual Tony Awards honoring the best of Broadway theater. The book writer of the musical chatted with Billboard on the red carpet to talk about how his musical Dear Evan Hansen has struck a chord with young people . Lire la suite »

Battle of bad reviews box office: 'Pirates' beats out 'Baywatch' bomb

Having the majority of profits come from worldwide receipts is not worrying Walt Disney Studios. While those numbers are the second-lowest for the franchise of sequels, worldwide movie-goers are more than making up for the deficit, with global weekend ticket revenue expected to bring in an additional $208 million. Lire la suite »

Roman Polanski's victim pleads to end case: 'He owes me nothing'

Gordon said he would take Geimer's comments into consideration and did not issue an immediate ruling. The Los Angeles judge commended Geimer for speaking out, telling her: "Your words mean a lot to this court". In addressing the court, Geimer urged the judge to "consider taking action which will finally bring this matter to a close". "This may be my last chance", she said. Lire la suite »

Katy Perry opens up on livestream about living 'under this crazy microscope'


Katy Perry's 4-day " Witness World Wide " YouTube live-stream was a rousing success, and her fans loved having unfettered access to the beloved pop star. Well, given that both Josh Groban and Katy Perry are now single - anything could happen. She revealed a dark side of her past with complete candor, and fans will undoubtedly feel emotional during her anecdotes. Lire la suite »

5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette Midler alone

She called it "eerily prescient" and offered a pointed quote from the playwright. "There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it, and other people who just stand around and watch them do it". The " Late Show " host took quick aim at Trump, variety.com said. Instead, he donned a tux and presented the award for best revival - but spent most of his time opining on political theater instead. Lire la suite »

Michel Hazanavicius présidera le festival de Deauville en septembre


Réalisateur et auteur de six films, dont les deux volets cultes OSS 117 , Michel Hazanavicius est le seul cinéaste français, avec The Artist , qui remporte 5 Oscars , dont celui du Meilleur Film et celui du Meilleur Réalisateur. Son dernier film, Le Redoutable , en compétition au Festival de Cannes 2017, sortira en salles le 13 septembre . Le réalisateur sera chargé du vote du Grand Prix et du Prix du Jury , tandis que la réalisatrice et actrice Emmanuelle Bercot s'occupera du Prix ... Lire la suite »

Politically charged speeches at Tony Awards

A who's who of the world's best actors have taken aim at Donald Trump during a series of politically charged speeches at the Tony Awards , which celebrate the best Broadway productions. Broadway enjoyed a record-breaking season thanks to last year's Tony victor, pop culture juggernaut " Hamilton ", and musicals like " Hello, Dolly!' and 'Come From Away ", which won a Tony for director Christopher Ashley. Lire la suite »

Mark Hamill Says Goodbye To 'Princess' Carrie Fisher At The Tonys


The 65-year-old actor introduced the emotional In Memoriam segment at the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and made sure to remember his " Star Wars " co-star - who died in December - as he referenced her iconic role of Princess Leia in his speech, which praised the "strength, resilience, and integrity" of those working in theatre who have passed away over the last 12 months. Lire la suite »

Outsiders triumph as 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

It was a dream come true for Ben Platt to be part of the 71st #Tony Awards held Sunday at the Radio City Music Hall in NY. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who won an Oscar earlier this year for their work on La La Land , won for best original score (music and/or lyrics ) written for the theater for Dear Evan Hansen . Lire la suite »

Tony winners: Dear Evan Hansen, Hello, Dolly! sweep


Portland's Christopher Akerlind was one of the early winners at the awards ceremony. " Come From Away ", one of the most successful Canadian musicals in history and a show celebrating the human kindness that greeted global airline passengers diverted to to Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001, came away with a consoling best-director win for Christopher Ashley , riding the wave of the show's many fans, its box office success and its deep well of support. Lire la suite »

Ariana Grande to release charity single of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Approximately 50,000 people were in attendance at One Love Manchester , which featured a massive lineup of performers alongside Grande. Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city two weeks ago. Lire la suite »