Saturday , November 25 2017


‘Dear Evan’ wins six Tony Awards – Spacey kicks off broadcast with gentle humor

NEW YORK, June 12, (Agencies): “Dear Evan Hansen,” the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards along with five other statuettes, including best score, book and top actor honors for Ben Platt. The …

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Midler wins best actress – ‘Oslo’ inspired by ME peace talks named best play

Agence France-Presse gets a fleeting reference in the production as actress Jennifer Ehle declares at one point: “There is a leak: Agence France-Presse reports about back-channel negotiations in Oslo.” The play, which garnered a total of seven Tony nominations, also saw Michael Aronov win the Tony Award for featured actor …

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Perry bids to end bad blood with rival Swift – Sunwoo wins competition

LOS ANGELES, June 12, (Agencies): Katy Perry is ready to bury the hatchet on her long-running feud with pop rival Taylor Swift, calling her a “fantastic songwriter” and saying she thinks both can be examples of strong women in the music industry. But Swift, 27, had yet to respond to …

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Original TV Batman West dies – ‘He’s bright and fun to work with’

LOS ANGELES, June 11, (Agencies): Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist Molly Schoneveld said Saturday. West died Friday night after “a short but brave battle with leukemia,” …

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‘Makala’ depicts back-breaking labor – ‘Hero’ sums up Elliott’s life

Simplicity is the key to the somber beauty of “Makala,” a documentary depicting a Congolese charcoal-maker doing his utmost to raise his family under penurious conditions. French helmer-lenser Emmanuel Gras’ camera embraces the subject’s every move with such rapt intimacy and cinematic poetry it’s easy to forget this is not …

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U2 make their ‘first’ US fest appearance – Hockey, country collide

MANCHESTER, Tenn, June 10, (Agencies): U2 turned their first headlining appearance at a US music festival into Bono-roo. The Irish rockers performed a two-hour set on Friday night at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, as part of their world tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their …

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Cruise dances with undead in ‘Mummy’ – Film plotted like monster version of Marvel

Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman’s “The Mummy” (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54. He and his abs are almost creepily ageless. So it’s almost fitting that in one of the typically bonkers …

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Sam Elliott shines in ‘The Hero’ – ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ seen as tale for Trump era

At the beginning of “The Hero,” Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he’s really, really good at it. “Lone Star barbecue sauce,” he intones, in a deep, luxuriant drawl that sounds just like, well, Sam Elliott. …

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Urban wins big at CMT Awards – Underwood makes history

After walking away empty-handed at the Grammy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year, Keith Urban found redemption at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, picking up four honors including video of the year for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” The country star also won male video, collaborative …

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