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Saturday, April 27, 2019

How to Watch the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Online by Erin Nyren

The WHCA will host its annual dinner Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET. President Donald Trump will not be attending the dinner for the third year in a row. American presidents and statesmen biograph…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mark Medoff, ‘Children of a Lesser God’ Playwright, Dies at 79 by Erin Nyren

Mark Medoff, the playwright who wrote Tony Award-winning play “Children of a Lesser God,” died Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 79. His daughter Jessica Medoff Bunchman posted news of …

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Georgia Engel, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Star, Dies at 70 by Erin Nyren

Georgia Engel, who played the soft-spoken Georgette Baxter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Friday in Princeton, N.J. She was 70. John Quilty, Engel’s friend and executor, told the…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Barbra Streisand Clarifies Michael Jackson Remarks After Backlash: ‘I Feel Nothing But Sympathy for Them’ by Erin Nyren

Barbra Streisand has released a statement clarifying remarks she made about the recent allegations of underage sexual abuse against Michael Jackson. “To be crystal clear, there is no situa…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Lady Gaga Quashes Bradley Cooper Romance Rumors on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ by Erin Nyren

It appears that the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga romance rumors that sprang into being after the pair’s kinetic performance at the Academy Awards can be put to bed. Lady Gaga stopped by “Jim…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

'Hamilton' panic over mistaken reports of gunfire injures three in San Francisco by Erin Nyren

Three people were injured after mistaken reports of an active shooter at a San Francisco production of "Hamilton" caused attendees to flee the theater. CNN reported that a woman experienced…

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‘Hamilton’ Panic Over Mistaken Reports of Gunfire Injures Three in San Francisco by Erin Nyren

Three people were injured after mistaken reports of an active shooter at a San Francisco production of “Hamilton” caused attendees to flee the theater. CNN reported that a woman…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Ariana Grande Deletes Angry Tweets After Mac Miller Grammy Loss by Erin Nyren

Ariana Grande’s beef with the Recording Academy appears to be growing despite her win Sunday night for best pop vocal album. In a series of since-deleted tweets, the “Thank U, Ne…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Lady Gaga to Perform at the Grammys by Erin Nyren

Little monsters have something to look forward at the 2019 Grammys. Lady Gaga will perform for the 61st edition of the annual awards ceremony. A source close to the situation confirmed the n…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ariana Grande Announces Tracklist for ‘Thank U, Next’ by Erin Nyren

Ariana Grande has provided material for a thousand memes with the release of the tracklist for her fifth studio album, “Thank U, Next.” According to an Instagram post, the trackl…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Lady Gaga Slams Government Shutdown, Mike Pence at Vegas Residency by Erin Nyren

Lady Gaga took a short break from singing “Million Reasons” at her Saturday performance of “Enigma” in Las Vegas to slam the president for the continued government sh…

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala to Headline Coachella 2019 by Erin Nyren

Coachella dropped the lineup for its 2019 three-day fest Wednesday evening, revealing that, while Kanye West will not be headlining, the desert carnival found three heavy-hitters to take the…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Kanye West Called Out by ‘Cher’ Actor for Using Phone During Show by Erin Nyren

Kanye West attended the first night of Broadway musical “The Cher Show” alongside Kim Kardashian West, but it’s up in the air whether he actually got anything out of the pe…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

‘Cats’ Sets ‘Hamilton’s’ Andy Blankenbuehler as Choreographer by Erin Nyren

Andy Blankenbuehler has signed on to choreograph the upcoming Universal-Working Title film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “Cats,” Variety has confirmed. Blankenbuehler, w…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Shine at HMMAs by Erin Nyren

“Black Panther” took home three prizes at the 9th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards, clawing past “A Star is Born,” with two wins. Songwriter Diane Warren was the only individua…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Lady Gaga Applauds Women After Historic Midterm Elections by Erin Nyren

Lady Gaga was honored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Thursday night alongside Harrison Ford, and took a quick moment to react to Tuesday night’s midterm elections. “There’s 10…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Box Office: ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Topple Ryan Gosling’s ‘First Man’ by Erin Nyren

Sony’s “Venom” and Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” are set to top the box office in the pair’s second weekend, while a slew of new releases hit multi…

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Box Office: ‘Venom’ to Devour October Box Office Record With $80 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ to Top $40 Million by Erin Nyren

Sony’s “Venom” is set to smash the previous opening weekend record for October with an estimated $80 million from 4,250 theaters. The film, which stars Tom Hardy as Eddie B…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Lady Gaga Gets Emotional on ‘A Star Is Born’ Red Carpet, Recalls Feeling Ugly by Erin Nyren

“A Star Is Born,” which premiered Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival, follows Lady Gaga as Ally, an unknown singer-songwriter who meets Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), an establ…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Mark Hamill, Bill Prady and more remember Neil Simon: 'What an enduring legacy' by Erin Nyren

Legendary playwright Neil Simon died Sunday due to complications from pneumonia at age 91. The "Odd Couple" and "Barefoot in the Park" writer had more than 30 plays mounted on Broadway, a…

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Dan Rather, Bill Prady and More Remember Neil Simon: ‘What an Enduring Legacy’ by Erin Nyren

Legendary playwright Neil Simon died Sunday due to complications from pneumonia at age 91. The “Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park” writer had more than 30 plays m…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Theaters to Add Strobe Light Warning to ‘Incredibles 2’ After Viral Twitter Thread by Erin Nyren

This weekend’s release of the long-awaited “Incredibles 2” has prompted some attendees to caution others via Twitter that the movie has several scenes with flashing lights …

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Parkland Drama Students Sing Rent Classic ‘Seasons of Love’ at Tony Awards by Erin Nyren

The 2018 Tony Awards were graced with the drama students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who sang a touching rendition of “Seasons of Love” from the Tony-winning musical…

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Tony Awards Live Stream: How to Watch Online by Erin Nyren

The 72nd annual Tony Awards take place Sunday June 10 at 8 p.m. EST, and will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS with Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban hosting…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Patricia Morison, Stage Star of ‘Kiss Me, Kate’, Dies at 103 by Erin Nyren

Patricia Morison, who starred as shrewish diva Lilli Vanessi in the original 1948 Broadway production of “Kiss Me, Kate” as well as Anna Leonowens in the 1954 run of “The K…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Takes Home Seven Olivier Awards, Including Best New Musical by Erin Nyren

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” took home seven awards at the U.K.’s Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London Sunday, winning for best new musical, …

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Soon-Tek Oh, Voice of Mulan’s Father and Asian-American Theater Pioneer, Dies at 85 by Erin Nyren

Soon-Tek Oh, a pioneering figure in Asian-American theater who voiced Fa Zhou in two “Mulan” films and acted with Roger Moore in “Man with the Golden Gun,” has died. …

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Fool’s: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces Broadway Adaptation of ‘The Room’ by Erin Nyren

Fans of “The Room” and “Hamilton” unite! Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced that he will be adapting Tommy Wiseau’s infamous film for Broadway. Just kidding. The …

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Cirque Du Soleil Performer Dies After Fall at Florida Show by Erin Nyren

Cirque du Soleil confirmed the death Sunday of Yann Arnaud, a performer who fell during a Tampa, Fla. show on Saturday night, writing in a statement posted to Twitter that although “em…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tina Fey, Emily Blunt, Alicia Keys, Margaret Atwood, Tarana Burke to be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women: New York by Erin Nyren

Variety announced on Thursday the honorees for its upcoming Power of Women: New York event, which honors philanthropic women across the entertainment industry and the work they’ve achi…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Jimmy Fallon Channels Bruce Springsteen in Russia Probe-Inspired Performance by Erin Nyren

Jimmy Fallon resurrected his Bruce Springsteen impression for another parody cover, this time of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” for Monday night’s episode of “…

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