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5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette alone

5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette alone

The Divine Miss M, who won best actress for " Hello, Dolly! " was not going to be denied and signaled she was in a feisty mood early: "I'd like to thank all the Tony voters - many of whom I've actually dated", she joked. Kevin Spacey joked about rumours concerning his sexuality during his opening musical medley at the Tony Awards on Sunday night (11Jun17). Kevin Kline won his third Tony Award playing an egomaniacal matinee idol in the play " Present Laughter ". Read More

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Who won what at the Tony Awards?

Four dramas by American playwrights were vying for best play: " Oslo , " inspired by the little-known role played by a Norwegian married couple in facilitating the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords; " Sweat , " by Lynn Nottage, which anatomizes the damaging impact of economic decline on the lives and friendships of factory workers in a struggling Pennsylvania city; " Indecent , " by Paula Vogel, which tells the back story of a 1923 NY production of the ... Read More

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Bill Cosby's Accuser Takes The Stand In Sexual Assault Trial

Constand broke her long silence on Tuesday in court with a graphic account of the night she was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby . Johnson later settled a workers' compensation claim for around $10,000 for the encounter, according to the Associated Press . "I wanted it to stop", 44-year-old Constand told the second day of the trial in Norristown , Pennsylvania about the evening in question. Read More

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SNP pays price for Indyref 2 push and loses 21 seats

SNP pays price for Indyref 2 push and loses 21 seats

Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson will be a massive loss. Labour had 5,208 votes and the Liberal Democrats polled 1,078. "The SNP has emerged as the leading party in Scottish politics once again at Westminster, it's a significant feat for us to have achieved for the second election in succession, but there are clearly issues we have to address as a effect". Read More

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Oddball musical Dear Evan Hansen wins six Tony awards

Oddball musical Dear Evan Hansen wins six Tony awards

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for Dear Evan Hansen took the original score trophy ahead of Minchin for Groundhog Day . The turbulent state of culture and politics in the Trump era were top of mind for many Tony Award winners . The Late Show host presented the award for Best Revival and quickly went on to talk about the "revival down in Washington, D.C". The leading musical Tony nominees on Sunday are "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" with 12 nominations, " Dear Evan ... Read More

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Taylor Swift to Spotify: You belong with me

Taylor Swift to Spotify: You belong with me

The singer plans to restore her catalog in full to Spotify , Pandora, and other platforms starting on Friday, a source familiar with the situation confirmed . Perry kept her mouth shut until this year when she had to do press in preparation for the release of her new album. The albums will become available today, Swift's management said on Twitter . Read More

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Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Trump asks Senate to allow legislation to be passed with simple majority

Lowering expectations, Iowa's two Republican senators say the long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" is unlikely, and any final agreement with the Republican-controlled House is uncertain. Iowa may become the first state to lose all commercial firms selling individual health insurance policies in most of its counties due to the uncertainty about the future of Obamacare and its marketplace exchange. Read More

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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Is Headed for a Record-Breaking Opening

By the end of the holiday weekend, Baywatch would have taken around $22 million in the United States, that's just under half Paramount's original forecast. Paramount's Baywatch opened in third place with an estimated $23 million, opening in 3,647 theaters and pulling in a $6,307 per-screen average. Regarding Baywatch , it stars one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood ( Dwayne Johnson ), has a built-in audience, is an action/comedy hybrid like so many popular movies lately and ... Read More

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Result raises hopes for a softer Brexit

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with Democratic Unionist Party. "Who knows, we may even see voting from age 16 in the future?" he said. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations", he tweeted. Read More

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Bill Cosby's Accuser Grilled for Alleged Inconsistencies in Story

Andrea Constand , a former Temple University basketball official, told the suburban Philadelphia courtroom Tuesday that she visited the comic's Philadelphia home for career advice. Another time, she said, he placed his hand on her thigh. One of Bill Cosby's accusers, Andrea Constand, testified against the 79-year-old actor on Tuesday and her testimony could potentially send the entertainer to prison for the rest of his life! I don't want that. Read More

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WONDER WOMAN: When Would A Sequel Take Place?

But if audiences get more gems like " Wonder Woman ", it'll all be worth it. News, Jenkins revealed, "The invisible jet is very important and ultimately we have to have the invisible jet". And that could come from any direction. For one, the film's inevitable success at the box office this weekend will serve as a major statement on the state of not only female-driven superhero films, but the entire industry as a whole. Read More

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Dem Senator Wants Investigation Into Lynch Interference On Clinton Email Investigation

Feinstein said she has not yet decided from Comey's testimony whether President Trump's interactions with the ex-FBI director amount to obstruction of justice. Comey has made clear he took extensive notes regarding his conversations with Trump, which detailed the president's alleged attempt to seek his "loyalty" during a late January meeting, among other conversations - a claim Trump adamantly denies. Read More

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Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

The countries also issued a list of 59 individuals and 12 charity groups in Qatar they accused of being linked to terrorism. Kuwait's foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid has announced that Kuwaiti Emir, Sabal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has spoken with highly placed officials in Qatar who have indicated the country is ready to both talk and listen in an effort to find a speedy resolution to the Gulf rift. Read More

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'Bachelor in Paradise' Production Halted Over Allegations of Misconduct

'Bachelor in Paradise' Production Halted Over Allegations of Misconduct

However, the source says the producers on the show encouraged Jackson and Olympios to get together. The production company is promising a "thorough investigation", which hints that they were made aware of something pretty serious. Finally, [he] got a hold of her, they exchanged numbers and they've been talking. According to my source, this producer went on to sue the production for misconduct over what she witnessed between DeMario and Corinne . Read More

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Engine Failed On Jennifer Lawrence's Private Plane

Engine Failed On Jennifer Lawrence's Private Plane

Pilots were able to land the plane safely and Lawrence has survived the ordeal unscathed. No doubt such a terrifying moment up in the sky... On their way down, the second engine unexpectedly failed while she was still up in the air. Meanwhile, after emergency vehicles were deployed at the plane's landing site, the Oscar-winning actress was confirmed safe . Tragically, the blonde beauty also came in close contact with death back in April when her good friend and MTV star Clay Alder had ... Read More

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Tony Awards on Sunday take place under 'Hamilton' shadow

Tony Awards on Sunday take place under 'Hamilton' shadow

The Tony Awards kick off with Kevin Spacey as its first-time host hoping to shake the telecast's post-" Hamilton " hangover. The actor also has been nominated for BAFTA, Emmys and Golden Globe awards. The Broadway musical written by Pasek & Paul nabbed the Best Musical award against "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet 1812", " Groundhog Day the Musical ", and " Come From Away " at 71st Tony Awards . Read More

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Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

Intensity grows as Warriors on the brink, Cavs on edge

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) defends during the first half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9. I never say something and say, man, I shouldn't have said that. "We're going to respond but they aren't going to punk us . So I went over the edge before - fool me once, you can't fool me twice". Read More

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Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, hints at prosecution

In that memo , Comey said Trump asked if the then-FBI director would "let ... go" of an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's links to Russian Federation. He expressed his discomfort with the tenor of these interactions, which led him to keep detailed notes documenting what was said. Comey also went on to accuse Trump of spreading " lies, plain and simple " about the bureau and Comey himself. Read More

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President Trump to US Senate, "Let's Get Healthcare and Tax Reform Passed"

The poll shows that 63 percent would blame the GOP, including 77 percent of Democrats , 63 percent of Independents and 49 percent of Republicans. Republicans also face disputes over Medicaid and tax subsidy cuts. Senators cannot write a bill that saves fewer than the $119 billion in savings from the House bill, which could restrict just how much room Republicans have to produce better coverage numbers or lower premiums. Read More

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Katy Perry Is Livestreaming Her Whole Damn Weekend & We're Here For It

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Katy Perry's new album Witness? She also discussed her past struggles with suicidal thoughts, which she was also the inspiration behind her 2013 song " By the Grace of God ". Naturally, many Spears fans take offence, with the Piece of Me star even seeming to throw biblical shade back at Perry in an Instagram post. "It's hard because I sang it on tour, and it's hard because I'm ashamed". Read More

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Wonder Woman Destroys the Mummy at Box Office

Wonder Woman Destroys the Mummy at Box Office

The Mummy is unraveling at the North American box office in a blow for Tom Cruise and Universal's new Dark Universe of interconnected monster movies. Those numbers will add up to a two-week total of $42 million for "Captain Underpants". Much like "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", the bad reviews have kept audiences away. Read More

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Jury may soon hear from Cosby, even if he doesn't take stand

Phone records showed Andrea Constand called Cosby 53 times between January 20, 2004, days after she said the assault occurred, and March 31, 2004, when she left Temple University, including twice on Valentine's Day . She managed the women's basketball team at Temple while he was a high-profile trustee. Bill Cosby's chief accuser is denying any prior romance between them as she's questioned by one of Cosby's lawyers in his sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia. Read More

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'Wonder Woman' buries 'The Mummy' at box office

Universal's Tom Cruise movie earned $12 million at the domestic box office from 4,035 theatres on the opening day. Its second-week drop was much smaller than previous films in the DC Extended Universe. The director of The Mummy has stated that the first entry in the Dark Universe franchise was meant to be a Tom Cruise movie that felt " different and interesting ". Read More

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Taylor Swift's songs to return to music-streaming services

Now Swift - publicly silent for most of 2017 as she works on new music - has pulled a breathtakingly audacious move. In any event, tonight the choice between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift is yours. By contrast, the two singles immediately preceding Witness have so far peaked outside the United States top 40. Perry first opened up about her and Swift's feud during her appearance on James Corden's " Carpool Karaoke " last month. Read More

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Ben Affleck and Val Kilmer lead tributes to Adam West

Ben Affleck and Val Kilmer lead tributes to Adam West

Many stars have taken to social media to pay tribute to West, including current Batman , Ben Affleck , who has played the superhero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will reprise the role in Justice League. "I will forever miss him", Ward said. Other than starring in the " Batman " TV series, he returned to voice his iconic character in such cartoons as "The New Adventures of Batman ", "Legends of the Superheroes", "SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" and "The ... Read More

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Hamilton wins Canadian GP pole, ties Senna on all-time list

Hamilton wins Canadian GP pole, ties Senna on all-time list

With the exception of Friday's first practice, the Ferraris have stayed ahead of Hamilton, who will be bidding to start from pole position for a third straight year and match Michael Schumacher's record six Canadian poles. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton reeled off a stunning lap to clinch pole position for this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve here last evening. Read More

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Priyanka Chopra scorches in Michael Kors at CFDA Awards 2017

Priyanka Chopra scorches in Michael Kors at CFDA Awards 2017

So while we update you with her announcements, stay tuned to india.com and let us know your thoughts on her latest pics! Priyanka Chopra, on the other hand, had this to say about her dress, "Give me a dress I can twirl in and I will twirl", and added, "Who more classic than Michael Kors for me to be able to wear and come with?" But according to the actress, she will maintain her "single status" until she is married. Read More

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Gareth Southgate berates England after shock 2-2 draw with Scotland

The ball pinged around the penalty area but no England player could find a telling touch from the ensuing scramble. Griffiths soon set up Stuart Armstrong further out but his club-mate's chip was too high. "I heard a noise after that that I've never heard anything like before". "I thought he was extremely composed with the ball at his feet and his focus through the week, he's been one of the outstanding leaders in the group", said Southgate, whose side remain top of UEFA qualifying ... Read More

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Francis student headed to National Spelling Bee finals

Francis student headed to National Spelling Bee finals

He plays the violin in his school's orchestra and likes watching football, including his favorite team, the Baltimore Ravens, according to an online profile on the spelling bee website. This year's competition is presented by Amazon Kindle and each of the almost 300 participants will receive a Kindle Paperwhite and a one-year subscription to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online. Read More

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Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Racing in 19 to 22 knots and choppy seas, the pre-start was a much different scene as Barker and Outteridge aggressively manoeuvred the Americas Cup Class boats before the advantage went to Barker with a well-timed start. The victor of the challenger finals , which start Saturday, will face two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA in the 35th America's Cup match starting June 17. Read More

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