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A note to future awards shows that want to play Bette Midler off during an acceptance speech: don't try it. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , who won Oscars as lyricists for La La Land , took home Tonys for Best Original Score for Dear Evan Hansen , while music supervisor Alex Lacamoire won the Tony for Best Orchestrations for the second year in a row.
  • Cosby defense rests after calling only 1 witness

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    The defense cited the fact that Constand had called Cosby 53 times in the months after the alleged assault, which Constand's team argued was a result of Constand performing her job as Temple University's director of operations for the women's basketball team, where Cosby is on the board of trustees.
  • 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Bette Midler, 'Oslo' win big at Broadway's Tony Awards

    'Dear Evan Hansen,' Bette Midler, 'Oslo' win big at Broadway's Tony Awards

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    During her acceptance speech filled with bleeped out words, Bette Midler called her role in the musical "the greatest professional experience of my life". Nixon struck a defiant political tone, saluting those who refuse to stand around and watch bad things happen in the world. "Surprising winners , and I'm not even talking about the Tonys!" said Spacey while impersonating former president Bill Clinton whose wife Hillary was defeated by Trump in last year's divisive election.
  • Canadian duo behind Wonder Woman comics buoyed by film's box office success

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    Yes, it's unfair, and yes, it's sexist, but thanks to the blockbuster that is " Wonder Woman ", audiences now have a real heroine to look up to and she's far from ideal. They are making a wrap-up dance show, and they asked the teacher if they could come as superheroes, they are going to sing a song about bunnies. Yet another young girl came to class with a printed list of every single female superhero and their powers so that she and her classmates could avoid any problems when choosing ...
  • Box office for Memorial Day weekend lowest in nearly two decades

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    Johnny Depp's fifth time out as Jack Sparrow is expected to earn a total of $62.2 million for the three-day weekend and a four-day holiday weekend total of $77 million. The teen romance Everything, Everything rounded out the top five with US$6.2 million. "Hollywood needs June to save the box office world", Dergarabedian said.
  • Polanski rape victim asks judge to close case

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    She echoed that sentiment Friday morning, in a hearing before judge Gordon who is handling the current iteration of Polanski's case. The judge also denied the defense's request to honor an alleged promise by now-deceased Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Laurence Rittenband to forego additional jail time for Polanski in exchange for the filmmaker's submission to a diagnostic examination in state prison.
  • Orange is the New Black season five's top 10 characters

    Orange is the New Black season five's top 10 characters

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    Episode 6 of the season - titled, "Flaming Hot Cheetos, Literally" - is a Taystee-centric episode, where we see her go in search of her birth mother. The reason this show was popular was because it was something different to offer then other prison shows we've seen, but now it's starting to feel like a female version of Oz with the forced tattooing on Piper by the Aryans last season and now the riots that are turning into torturing and abuse of the guards.
  • 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

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    The show came into the night as the second-leading Tony nominee but ended up on top, with a revival of " Hello, Dolly! " starring Bette Midler next with four Tonys. Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony for her work in the musical , capping a long career onstage with plenty of zigs and zags. Actors Cynthia Nixon, Kevin Kline and Laurie Metcalf all won Tonys for performances in plays.
  • Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit gig raises 2.35 mn euros

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    At the One Love Manchester concert, Grande hugged a weeping schoolgirl as they performed her hit " My Everything " before a crowd of 55,000 people . The choir has raised over £5,000 for the victims of the Manchester attack through their JustGiving page . Ariana Grande and her tour crew got a very special reminder of the victims of the Manchester bombing.
  • Taylor Swift Is Returning To Music Streaming Services

    Taylor Swift Is Returning To Music Streaming Services

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    She later relented with Apple Music after a Fathers' Day 2015 conversation with Apple SVP Eddy Cue. This meant that other streaming platforms such as Spotify were missing out, but that is no longer the case. Katy Perry's " Witness " and all of Taylor Swift's music are on Spotify now. After nearly three years, Swift has brought her entire music catalog back to music streaming platforms, including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon and Google.