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Arts&Culture 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys
Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys

As widely predicted, Bette Midler won her first competitive Tony as best actress in a musical for 'Hello, Dolly!' . Best play went to Oslo , a three-hour show about diplomatic meetings between Israel and Palestine which will head to London in September.

Author: 0 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tony Awards

The show's music and lyrics were written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, better known as songwriting duo Pasek and Paul. Host Kevin Spacey kicked things off with a medley of songs referencing his self-doubt about successfully hosting the annual awards show compared to Neil Patrick Harris, James Corden or Hugh Jackman, riffing on numbers from " Dear Evan Hansen ", " Groundhog Day ", and other top musicals.

Author: 0 Bette Midler & Ben Platt Win Tonys for Best Actor & Actress!

United Kingdom star Cynthia Erivo, who won the Tony for best performance by a lead actress a year ago, returned to present an award alongside John Legend. Following a year when a juggernaut named " Hamilton " took Broadway by storm - and won 11 Tonys - this trophy fest is pretty much one big theatrical puzzler, with a wide range of nominees and no clear winners in sight for any (or at least most) of the major categories.

Author: 0 COSBY TRIAL: Accuser's mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her

Constand testified that on a previous evening at his home , the actor had tried to unfasten her trousers. Defense attorney Brian McMonagle said during opening statements that Constand had a romantic encounter with Cosby at his Foxwoods Resort Casino hotel room in CT before the alleged assault.

Author: 0 Penguins Take Down Predators To Repeat As Stanley Cup Champions

Crosby was the Penguins' second-highest scorer in the playoffs with 27 points and the 29-year-old saved his best performance for Game Five of the Final with the series tied 2-2 and Nashville riding the momentum of consecutive victories. The Predators entered the playoffs as the lowest seed in the Western Conference with 94 points and had a daunting road to the NHL's championship round, one that few fans in Music City could realistically have expected they would reach.

Arts&Culture Tony Awards: Winners Champion the Arts in Politically Charged Speeches
Author: 0 Tony Awards: Winners Champion the Arts in Politically Charged Speeches

Kevin Spacey stole the show as he sang, danced and impersonated his way throughout hosting the Tony Awards , where Dear Evan Hansen romped home with six accolades. But despite huge opposition to Trump in the U.S. entertainment industry in general and NY in particular, there were only oblique political references during the singing-and-dancing production.

Arts&Culture Trump Calls on Senate to End Filibusters for 51-Vote Majority
Author: 0 Trump Calls on Senate to End Filibusters for 51-Vote Majority

Through reconciliation , the party can approve its plans with only a majority vote in the Senate, in which it controls 52 of 100 seats. The Senate is now working to draft its own repeal legislation, which appears to be stalled by the same conservative-moderate divide that derailed the AHCA in March.

Author: 0 Pirates 5 box office sailing to $300 million

Baywatch was initially projected to earn around $40 million this weekend, but bad reviews (which Johnson just can't seem to accept ) sunk the comedy, bringing it to just an $18.1 million gross. While those numbers are the second-lowest for the franchise of sequels, worldwide movie-goers are more than making up for the deficit, with global weekend ticket revenue expected to bring in an additional $ 208 million .

Author: 0 Keshia Knight Pulliam defiantly defends Bill Cosby at rape trial

Cosby appeared indifferent throughout much of Constand's testimony. Constand reported a very similar version of events to police in 2005, but has been barred from speaking publicly about the incident per the terms of a 2006 settlement she reached with Cosby.

Arts&Culture Feinstein: Comey-Lynch Bombshell Should Prompt Judiciary Probe
Author: 0 Feinstein: Comey-Lynch Bombshell Should Prompt Judiciary Probe

The California Democrat added on CNN's " State of the Union " that she wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify before the committee, referring to Sessions' announcement Saturday that he plans to appear before the Senate intelligence panel instead of House and Senate subcommittees that oversee the Justice Department's budget given the intent of lawmakers to question him about the Russian Federation investigation.

Arts&Culture Tony Awards on Sunday take place under 'Hamilton' shadow
Author: 0 Tony Awards on Sunday take place under 'Hamilton' shadow

He had this inspiring message to young people out there: "The things that make you odd are the things that make you powerful". Duking it out in the drama category are " A Doll's House, Part 2 " (with eight nominations, including those for all four of its stars) and " Oslo " (with seven noms).

Arts&Culture Puerto Rico gov upholds statehood in vote hit by boycott
Author: 0 Puerto Rico gov upholds statehood in vote hit by boycott

A U.S. Justice Department spokesman told the AP that the agency has not reviewed or approved the ballot's language. The US territory of Puerto Rico has voted to ask Congress to make it America's 51st state. Still, Rossello says that he's grateful for his island's connection with the US, and that he remains hopeful that connection will grow closer. "This is a day of unity and celebration", she said.

Arts&Culture Spider-Man Homecoming: Tom Holland's Favorite Prop Is The Lego Death Star
Author: 0 Spider-Man Homecoming: Tom Holland's Favorite Prop Is The Lego Death Star

Early on in the casting process, racist dudebros of the internet were in an uproar over the casting of Disney star Zendaya , then thought to be playing Peter Parker's iconic love Mary Jane Watson . Other assumptions were that she was playing Michelle Rodriguez, a character who becomes a police officer that dates an older Peter Parker in the comics.

Arts&Culture More venues cancel Kathy Griffin shows
Author: 0 More venues cancel Kathy Griffin shows

Her camp also confirmed that the Secret Service was investigating the situation, but Griffin's criminal attorney, Dmitry Gorin, said no threat was ever meant, and he's sure his client would be cleared. Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom , also claimed that the Trump family had bullied and tried to "ruin" Griffin and that they were responsible for the loss of her jobs, claiming that this kind of backlash wouldn't have happened "to a white guy".

Arts&Culture SC quashes Madras HC order, NEET results to be declared soon
Author: 0 SC quashes Madras HC order, NEET results to be declared soon

The CBSE had on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking an immediate stay on the Madras high court order restraining the publication of results of NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across the country. The CBSE can initiate the admission process, the top court said. The publication of results are already delayed and it should not be delayed further.

Arts&Culture Officer attacked with hammer by Notre Dame in Paris
Author: 0 Officer attacked with hammer by Notre Dame in Paris

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the attacker cried "it's for Syria" as he went after police officers. The French officer is also wounded, though his condition has not been made clear. "My wife and I ran". The Paris prosecutor's office said the investigation was opened Tuesday (local time) soon after the attack. "One sees that we have gone from a very sophisticated terrorism to a terrorism where, in the end, any tool can be used to carry out attacks", said Collomb , the Interior ...

Author: 0 Wonder Woman screening to raise money for women's services

A petition titled "Release Wonder Woman in Lebanon" released a day after the ban argued that movie buffs in the country should be given to opportunity to enjoy the wonderful character of Wonder Woman . "I think those are the traits that most differentiate her from all these other superheroes in this ever-growing canon of super-powered beings that fly around the world and can lift up tanks and toss them".

Author: 0 Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins box office triumph

Kind of. Back in the '90s, Marvel and DC published several crossover comics in which their universes collided with each other. Wonder Woman is now holding a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes , making it certifiably "Fresh" with an A CinemaScore .

Arts&Culture Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup

The Penguins broke the game open in the final minutes Sunday in Nashville, Tenn., when Patric Hornqvist ended a scoreless tie with just over two minutes left in the game. Murray never smothered the puck after Filip Forsberg's shot, leaving Colton Sissons an easy tap-in that was disallowed. Now, the Predators are looking at the one scenario they haven't faced all playoff season: An elimination game.

Arts&Culture E3 2017 - Dragon Ball FighterZ Announcement Trailer, Release Window
Author: 0 E3 2017 - Dragon Ball FighterZ Announcement Trailer, Release Window

Dragon Ball , a new experience awaits. The trailer didn't show anything from the current Dragon Ball Super series, instead opting for classic villains like Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu. More details pertaining to the closed beta will be shared soon. DRAGON BALL FighterZ will be available in the Americas for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 system, and PCs via STEAM in early 2018.

Arts&Culture 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' trailer provides entertainment with important message
Author: 0 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' trailer provides entertainment with important message

The makers then followed it with posters flaunting the star's presence. According to census 2011 data, only 46.9 percent people in India have toilets at home and 49.8 percent defecate in the open. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha been garnering attention for its unique choice of subjects - matrimony and toilets . "Special 26", "Airlift", "Baby" and the upcoming " Toilet: Ek Prem Katha " are cases in point.

Arts&Culture Lupita Nyong'o reviews Wonder Woman: 'Fierce. Sensual. Just unbelievable.'
Author: 0 Lupita Nyong'o reviews Wonder Woman: 'Fierce. Sensual. Just unbelievable.'

If " Wonder Woman " has a weak spot, it's the finale, which is disappointingly reminiscent of an "X-Men" movie, complete with a bad guy who can fly through the air and maliciously manipulate metal. She is convinced she can stop the threat. Diana's unvarnished idealism is a refreshing take on superhumans that is often missing from superhero films.

Arts&Culture Stanley Cup Final Game 2 was most watched Game 2 since 2002
Author: 0 Stanley Cup Final Game 2 was most watched Game 2 since 2002

However, I still believe he starts Rinne in game 3 and should start Rinne. It was enough for Nashville coach Peter Laviolette to send in backup goalie Juuse Saros in to replace Rinne. Nashville may be home , but the Penguins have history on their side. "I don't know if you remember but the worst goaltender at the World Cup for Team Finland was Pekka Rinne".

Author: 0 Comey's Testimony Could Mean More Bad News for Trump

In his opening statement , Comey will testify that Trump did ask him for a "loyalty" pledge and later asked him to scuttle the agency's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Let's follow this series for a second: Comey is fired by the president. "I've seen the tweet about tapes". "I think it's an abuse of power, and as far as obstruction of justice", the House Democratic leader told United States broadcaster MSNBC, adding that special counsel Robert ...

Arts&Culture Catch The First BLACK PANTHER Movie Trailer Starring Chadwick Boseman
Author: 0 Catch The First BLACK PANTHER Movie Trailer Starring Chadwick Boseman

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER hits US theaters on February 16, 2018. How did you feel about the Black Panther trailer? Then later in 2018, the Black Panther will return to theaters again in part one of Avengers 3: Infinity War . "Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life".

Arts&Culture Trump '100 per cent' willing to testify on Comey
Author: 0 Trump '100 per cent' willing to testify on Comey

Comey's testimony added fuel to critics' accusations that Trump's actions around the Russian Federation probe might have amounted to obstruction of justice. Comey was sacked May 9 and Trump tweeted May 12, " James Comey better hope that there are no " tapes " of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memos with a reporter".

Author: 0 Usher reveals why he missed Ariana's One Love Manchester concert

Over $2.58 million were donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund during the concert. Ariana's single One Last Time was re-released to raise funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. Ariana Grande promised shortly after that she would return to Manchester. So, check out Ariana's performance from the concert in the video below - and then click the link to iTunes and buy a copy for someone you love.

Author: 0 Taylor Swift's Music Is Now Back For Streaming On Spotify

But for now, all eyes will be on the charts because Katy Perry and Taylor Swift's fans will press play on both of their music . However, cynics also pointed out that the timing happened to coincide with an album launch by rival Katy Perry , with whom she has had an acrimonious and public feud going back five years.

Arts&Culture Trump's Personal Lawyer To File Complaint Against Comey For 'Leaks'
Author: 0 Trump's Personal Lawyer To File Complaint Against Comey For 'Leaks'

While Trump's attorney issued a statement defending Trump and attacking Comey for the leak, the president himself remained silent on the subject and did not tweet all day. "This makes clear, as our statement said, that Mr. Comey incorrectly testified that he never leaked the contents of the memo or details of the dinner before President Trump's May 12, 2017 tweet".

Arts&Culture Ariana Grande Concert Sells Out in 6 Minutes
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Concert Sells Out in 6 Minutes

Washington D.C. [USA], June 2: Ariana Grande's benefit concert for the Manchester Arena bombing victims sold out in just six minutes. "We are canceling tickets of those who are reselling wherever possible", the account tweeted. In a statement , it said: "At Ticketmaster we are doing everything we can - including extending today's deadline - to ensure that tickets go to the actual fans and not the opportunists or touts who have also been applying for free tickets".

Author: 0 Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

The tweet was the second social media lash out from Trump towards his fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director following Comey's dramatic testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Mr Comey said Russian Federation did interfere with the election in a "sophisticated" manner, and it was an issue beyond party politics. "He gave his notes to a Columbia law professor because he wasn't man enough to give the notes directly to the media", Lewandowski told NBC's morning ...

Author: 0 Lebanon Seeks to Ban Wonder Woman Because of Israeli Star Gal Gadot

Lebanon has been at war with Israel for several decades, and the country has a law in place that prohibits Lebanese citizens from buying Israeli products, and bans travel to Israel or any contact with Israeli citizens. "We now await the implementation", said boycott member Samah Idriss to the Associated Press . The recent trend in making superhero properties even more appealing has been to make them R-rated; with Fox finding tremendous success in this regard with both Deadpool and Logan .

Author: 0 'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

With this weekend's grosses, Universal has reached $3 billion at the worldwide box office, and $2 billion at the global box office - both milestones in record time for the studio. Cruise mostly recently opened "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" to a $22.9 million domestic opening, "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" to $55.5 million, and "Edge of Tomorrow" to $28.9 million.

Arts&Culture Xbox Scorpio Will Have 9 GB Of GDDR5 RAM For Games
Author: 0 Xbox Scorpio Will Have 9 GB Of GDDR5 RAM For Games

More concrete information is going to soon be released about the Xbox One Scorpio in the Microsoft E3 conference but whether the console will be a topic on its own or a short discussion is yet to be witnessed. Here are some of the news items that came out at the time . During the interview, he made a comment about backward compatibility. Star Ward Battlefront II will most likely be the highlight of the show, but I suspect we will see some new announcements like a new Dragon Age reveal.

Arts&Culture Sea of Thieves Gameplay Blowout: No Release Date Still
Author: 0 Sea of Thieves Gameplay Blowout: No Release Date Still

In the trailer, Microsoft show us a treasure hunt. We still know the game is a sort of shared world, but the exact scale of that universe and how multiplayer works is still unknown. Development, by today's standards, has been slow, as this is now the third E3 that Sea of Thieves has attended. Sea of Thieves will be released in early 2018 on the Xbox Consoles and Windows 10 platforms.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby lawyer takes aim at Andrea Constand

Defense attorneys also could bring up phone calls between Cosby and Constand and her mother, some of which were taped. "No, I was reclining with my elbow with my feet off the bed", Constand replied. Cosby phoned her back and during the call also said he was a "sick man", she testified. "I don't know what that means", Constand said. On cross-examination Tuesday, Constand conceded that some things she initially told police - her assertion she had not been alone with Cosby before the alleged ...

Author: 0 Tehran attackers were Iranians, fought for IS in Syria, Iraq

Attacks are highly rare in Tehran and other major Iranian cities, although a Sunni militant group named Jundallah and its splinter group, Ansar al Furqan, have been waging a deadly insurgency, mostly in more remote areas, for nearly a decade.

Arts&Culture London Bridge attackers had 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'
Author: 0 London Bridge attackers had 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

Although the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack, police have said there was no evidence that the perpetrators - Pakistani-born Briton Khuram Butt , Italian Youssef Zaghba and Rachid Redouane , who had links to Libya, Morocco and Ireland - were directed by anyone else, either in Britain or overseas.

Author: 0 Theresa May confirms she will stay as Britain's prime minister

At the start of the campaign, she was enjoying poll leads of 20 points or more over the main opposition Labour Party. The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. May's gamble to increase her previous majority of 17 and deliver a bigger mandate backfired when the Conservatives fell eight seats short of a governing majority.

Author: 0 Washington gay pride parade draws thousands, despite brief protest

Meanwhile, some of Trump's most controversial proposals such as building a border wall, implementing a travel ban from six majority Muslim countries, and repealing the Affordable Care Act, would negatively affect gay people, activists say. "They could meet our original demands". Numerous 100 LGBT marches and rallies planned across the US have become annual events, but Sunday marked the first-ever pride parade in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a prosperous Detroit suburb.

Author: 0 Artemis man overboard gives Team NZ the lead

Grinder Luke Parkinson quickly jumped behind the wheel, but the slipup was enough to allow Kiwi skipper Peter Burling to sail off to victory. Under pressure from the Kiwis towards the end of race three, Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge was sprinting to the portside wheel when he lost his footing and slid off the boat.

Author: 0 Wonder Woman 2: Director Teases Potential Sequel Ideas

Box Office , making it the first female directorial to touch that feat. Director Patty Jenkins is not only the first female director of a superhero movie period, but now also holds the record for the best domestic box office debut for a female director.

Author: 0 'Will Trump Regret This?' President Vows to Testify Under Oath

He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice . After Comey was sacked, he asked his trusted friend to share one of his memoranda with the New York Times so the government may be pushed to assign a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign-Russia connection.

Arts&Culture Jennifer Lawrence's private plane forced to make an emergency landing
Author: 0 Jennifer Lawrence's private plane forced to make an emergency landing

Her representative, who confirmed the incident, told E! Lawrence has most recently been shooting Fox spy thriller Red Sparrow , which reteams her with Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence. She's not the only celebrity in recent years to experience a frightening emergency landing while in a private plane. After the emergency stop, the plane was taxied to Prior Aviation.

Author: 0 Jury hears Bill Cosby's apology for 2004 sexual encounter

Cosby's high-priced legal eagles have asked for a mistrial stating that the witness was offering observations about the once-beloved Fat Albert creator. "We're weighing every option", Wyatt said. "We are feeling great about the trial this week", said Wyatt. The lengthy transcript describes how Cosby tried to negotiate with Constand's anguished mother when she had just learned of the alleged incident at Cosby's suburban Philadelphia estate.

Author: 0 Trump Legal Team to File Complaint Over Comey Memos

Trump's tweet comes ahead of a press conference planned Friday. He said he hoped the records would prompt the appointment of a special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in last year's U.S. Thursday's hearing was certainly one of the most anticipated in recent USA political history. "They're not there yet, not even close". "The administration then chose to defame me and, more importantly, the Federal Bureau of Investigation by saying that the organization ...

Arts&Culture Bill Cosby trial: Accuser says she was 'frozen' after being drugged
Author: 0 Bill Cosby trial: Accuser says she was 'frozen' after being drugged

Constand scoffed at the notion of a romantic relationship with Cosby. While on the stand, Andrea Constand was asked why she stayed in contact with the accused. Constand replied: "No, I never got a hold of my phone records". Frazier was accompanied by her husband, John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist whose client roster includes Cosby and his wife, Camille.