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

Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen was the big victor at the 2017 Tony Awards in NY, taking home six prizes. The winners are excited, the audience isn't ...


Ivanka Trump says her father is optimistic

The Justice Department has said that while Sessions was there, for a speech by Trump, there were no meetings or private encounters. But he says the president ...


Trump strikes back, says Comey lied

After the election but before the inauguration, Trump asked Bharara to stay on as USA attorney in Manhattan when they met at Trump Tower. Comey told the Sena...


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

In December 2016 a judge in Poland also denied USA requests for extradition. "It's not the people (state) who have caused her continued suffering", she said. ...


'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best musical Tony

The actress lauded Hellman for her "eerily prescient play". The hit show is also favorite for the top prize, best musical , which will be announced at the end ...


Just Dance 2018 Release Date Confirmed for October

Ubisoft also revealed that the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and the Nintendo Switch versions of the game will include a three month trial of Just Dance Unli...


'Dear Evan Hansen': 5 things to know about the Tony-winning musical

Bette Midler's victory in the Best Lead Actress in a Musical category wasn't exactly a piece of cake for the 71-year-old Broadway veteran, as she was facing to...


Uber moves to repair tainted image with 20 firings, 1 hiring

A report in Reuters also said that Uber has hired professor Frances Frei from Harvard Business School to train all managers, reporting to Travis Kalani...


"'Oslo" Takes Tony Award For Best New Play

Don't judge us, you thought it too. "Now if someone will please find my cardiologist". Even though she didn't sing , you could feel Midler ruled the night....


Ariana Grande's "Over the Rainbow" Cover Is Now a Charity Single

Last week, a press release said Usher would be taking the stage in addition to Justin Bieber , Coldplay , Miley Cyrus , Niall Horan , Katy Perry , Take ...


5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette Midler alone

Midler with her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Hello, Dolly! But she said the experience had been "life-affirmi...


Panama's feared dictator and ex-US ally Noriega dies

The report notes that Noriega left prison under house arrest in January to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor. He was placed in a medically induced coma af...


Oddball musical Dear Evan Hansen wins six Tony awards

On Sunday night, Midler won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical . Aronov, who plays an Israeli diplomat in " Oslo ", won the trophy for best fe...


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

The same goes for best featured actor in a musical victor Gavin Creel ( Dolly ) and featured actress in a play victor Cynthia Nixon ( Little Foxes ), as...


Bette Midler orders Tony Awards orchestra to stop playing during speech

In an excited but charming speech, Platt thanked his parents for being "the best people in the world" and for teaching him that "you have to be a decent hum...


Republicans taking big political risk on health care

The Republicans have spent eight years insisting that they could produce a better health-care-reform plan if they had the chance. Under expansion, the numbe...


GOP's pursuit of health care overhaul comes with risks

Fifty-five percent of US adults have an unfavorable view of the AHCA. "It would also do next to nothing to preserve Medicaid expansion in the short run", ...


Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

Unions fought for health insurance coverage for employees. Still, Heller told reporters earlier this week he supports a proposal by Portman that would slow ...


Will Cosby testify at sex assault trial? Lawyers remain mum

His lawyers are staying mum. Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 9, 2017. ...


Cosby joined by wife Camille at 6th day of trial

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa ., Friday, June 9, 2017. The trial would move to closi...


WWE Has Announced The Opening Segment For Tonight's Raw

With " Great Balls of Fire " still being a few weeks away, I don't expect a physical encounter between the two, but the tension building to their big clash will...


Newtown families upset by interview with conspiracy theorist

Kelly, who kicked off her Sunday newsmagazine show earlier this month, has defended the interview with the fact that President Trump has "been on & praises" Jon...


Forbes crowns Sean 'Diddy' Combs as highest-paid entertainer

Writer J.K. Rowling follows at the No. 3 spot with $95 million, Drake's at No. 4 with $94 million, and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo rounds out the top fi...


Local man wins Tony Award for work on "Hello Dolly!"

The actress lauded Hellman for her "eerily prescient play". Midler then went on to thank her many female role models before expressing gratitude for a who...


Tony Awards 2017: Dear Evan Hansen dominates with six wins

Then, later on in the show when talking about Tony Award nominee and his former co-star Chris Cooper, Kevin quipped: "He kissed me in the garage and shot me i...


'Dear Evan Hansen' Wins Big at Tonys

Broadway enjoyed a record-breaking season thanks to last year's Tony victor, pop culture juggernaut " Hamilton ", and musicals like " Hello, Dolly! " and " Come...


Bette Midler Takes Them All, Wins Tony Award for "Hello, Dolly!"

Another big name, Danny DeVito, favored for his entertaining work in Arthur Miller's "The Price", lost out to Michael Aronov , for " Oslo ". Even in the highly...


Watch Bette Midler's Hilarious Tony Speech: "Shut That Crap Out!"

The show opened to critical acclaim back in November 2016, and chronicles a lonely, awkward high school student, Evan Hansen (Platt) caught up in a lie that g...


Cosby defence rests case; comedian doesn't testify

Page Six reports that Camille Cosby was spotted smiling as she arrived with arms interlocked with her husband at the Montgomery County Courthouse in suburban...


Patty Jenkins Calls Wonder Woman 'Parallel of Superman'

This story is seemingly more grounded, emotionally compelling, thoughtful, and looks less like a video game than the comparable DCEU films that came before it...


Russia police: Navalny could get 15 days in jail

Navalny, who is mounting a long-shot bid to unseat Putin in a presidential election next year, had called for mass protests in Moscow and other cities aga...


Russia opposition leader Navalny arrested ahead of protest

Russian authorities have arrested Navalny several times before. Thousands of demonstrators on Monday marched in different cities across Russian Federation to ...


Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump

DC Attorney General: "President Trump's businesses and his dealings violate the Constitution's anti-corruption provisions". "We are a nation of laws, and no o...


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

According to The Hollywood Reporter, host Kevin Spacey took the first dig at President Donald Trump when James Earl Jones received a special Tony Award ...


Jurors hear Cosby's side of alleged sexual assault for first time

A toxicologist later testified as an expert witness about the effects of quaaludes, which primarily includes drowsiness and side effects that include dry mouth ...