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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tony Awards 2019: 'Hadestown' sweeps with 8 wins, wheelchair-using actress makes history by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

"Hadestown," a folk-operatic spin on a Greek myth, led the Tony Awards with eight wins, and Bryan Cranston made an impassioned plea for journalists.       

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Bryan Cranston takes jab at Trump during Tonys: 'Demagoguery is the enemy of the people' by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston insisted "the media is not the enemy" during his vehement, political acceptance speech at Sunday's Tony Awards.       

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Robert De Niro slams Trump at Tribeca premiere of Beatles-inspired movie 'Yesterday' by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert De Niro laid into Trump once again at the premiere of "Yesterday," which imagines a world without The Beatles.        

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Elisabeth Moss shares 10 songs that inspired her punk-rock performance in 'Her Smell' by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale") makes a playlist of 10 songs that helped her to play a fading, mercurial rock star in gripping new drama "Her Smell."        

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

'Dear Evan Hansen' star Ben Platt opens up about the men he's loved on 'honest' debut album by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Tony winner Ben Platt ("Dear Evan Hansen") is releasing his debut album "Sing to Me Instead" Friday, which is inspired by past relationships.        

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' is her best, most confessional album yet by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Ariana Grande's second album in six months alludes to her relationships with Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller.        

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lady Gaga talks childhood trauma, fiance at NBR: 'Thank you for taking care of my heart' by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Lady Gaga gave an emotional 13-minute speech at the National Board of Review awards gala Tuesday, where she won best actress for "A Star is Born."        

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper's stunning 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack proves 'Shallow' was no fluke by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

You'll want to take another look at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper after hearing their captivating 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack, featuring 17 original songs that they wrote and r…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

6 things you should know happened at Sunday's Tony Awards by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Sunday night's Tony Awards included some memorable moments, including Robert De Niro going off on President Trump, and a big night for 'The Band's Visit.    &#…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

'Deadpool 2': Ryan Reynolds on wooing Celine Dion, poking fun at 'Frozen' by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Ryan Reynolds' "Merc with a Mouth" returns in 'Deadpool 2' with more irreverent humor and blood-spattered action. Of course, the actor has stories about the sequel's refe…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Every movie you can see in theaters this weekend that's not 'Avengers: Infinity War' by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

A handy alternative viewing guide for movie buffs who don't plan to see 'Avengers: Infinity War' when it hits theaters this weekend.        

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Exclusive: Janis stands up to 'Mean Girls' in new song from Tina Fey's Broadway show by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

Cady Heron's wisecracking friend gets a fiery empowerment anthem in Tina Fey's new musical adaptation of her 2004 hit comedy.        

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Musical theater meets 'Friday Night Lights' in NBC's new drama 'Rise' by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

'Friday Night Lights' creator Jason Katims goes back to high school for a new series about a small-town drama program putting on a polarizing musical.     …

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sundance: 'Hamilton' stars take Utah with timely Black Lives Matter dramas by Usa Today, Patrick Ryan, Usa Today

'Hamilton' vets reunite in Sundance films 'Monsters and Men' and 'Blindspotting,' which tackle systemic racism and police brutality.     &#…

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