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Broadway reverses decision, will dim marquee lights for Joan Rivers

8 September 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Update #3: The Broadway League has reversed its decision and will now honor Rivers after all. In a statement, St. Martin said, “Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45 pm for one minute.”

A decision by the Broadway League not to honor Joan Rivers with the traditional posthumous tribute afforded to deceased stage celebrities has the theater community up in arms on Twitter. »

- Marc Snetiker

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Zelda Williams Makes Powerful Return to Social Media After Being Bullied Off

2 September 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Zelda Williams made a powerful return to social media on Monday, Sept. 1. The 25-year-old daughter of the late Robin Williams had deleted all her accounts after she was bullied following her father’s tragic suicide last month. Photos: Robin's iconic roles  Taking to Twitter, Zelda tweeted, "Thank you," along with a link to her Tumblr account which quoted actor Harvey Fierstein: "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself." Williams' daughter shared with followers that [...] »

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Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Returns to Twitter With Anti-Bullying Message

2 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of the late Robin Williams, returned to Twitter this week with a powerful anti-bullying message, after she deleted her account due to what she deemed "cruel and unnecessary" attacks centered around her father's suicide.

The younger Williams wrote on Monday a simple "Thank you" message, which also included a link to her personal Tumblr page, with a quote she attributed to Harvey Fierstein, her father's "Mrs. Doubtfire" costar.

"Never be bullied into silence," the quote said. "Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones [sic] definition of your life; define yourself."

Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50

- Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014

Williams had told her followers in a tweet sent out on August 13 that she was deactivating her account after being on the receiving end of malicious messages concerning her father's death, including edited images purportedly showing his body. Robin Williams »

- Katie Roberts

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Robin Williams' daughter Zelda returns to Twitter

2 September 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda was bullied on social media after her father’s death, causing the 25-year-old to suspend her Twitter and Instagram accounts. “Deleting this from my devices for a good long time, maybe forever,” Zelda posted on Twitter Aug. 13. Nearly three weeks later, she’s back.

Zelda posted a simple tweet Monday, her first since Aug. 13, reading “Thank you.” In that tweet, she also linked to a Tumblr post containing a quote from actor Harvey Fierstein: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself. »

- Ariana Bacle

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Zelda Williams Returns to Twitter with Message About Bullying

2 September 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting days after the death of her father.

Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting the social media site days after the death of her father Robin Williams.

Simply tweeting "Thank you" on Monday, the 25-year-old linked to a quote by Harvey Fierstein on her Tumblr. It reads: "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50

Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014

Photos: Remembering Robin Williams

On Aug. 13, Zelda announced that she would be leaving Twitter and Instagram for a spell after she encountered some negativity. She wrote on Instagram: "I will be leaving this account for a [bit] but while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family »

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Zelda Williams, Robin Williams' Daughter, Returns To Twitter After Online Bullying

1 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, has returned to Twitter after taking a brief hiatus from social media due to online bullying.

Zelda Williams Returns To Twitter

Zelda returned to Twitter on Monday with a simple message to her supporters: “Thank you.”

Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50

Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014

In her first tweet back, Zelda linked to a Harvey Fierstein quote she had posted on her Tumblr years ago that reads, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

Zelda also posted a new quote to Tumblr on Aug. 29, this time citing a passage from Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring:

“I wish it need not have happened in my time, said Frodo. So do I, said Gandalf, and so do all who live to see such times. »

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Robin Williams' Daughter, Zelda Williams, Returns to Twitter After Being Taunted Online

1 September 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda Williams, has returned to Twitter after receiving far too many unkind comments online. After removing the popular app from her device, the 25-year-old actress posted an inspiring message on the social media site Monday afternoon. "Thank you," she wrote with a link to her Tumblr page that features an important note on bullying. "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself," she wrote while quoting actor Harvey Fierstein.  Shortly after the death of Robin, Zelda received thousands of thoughtful comments concerning her dad. Some, however, »

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"Independence Day" -- See The Cast Then & Now!

4 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

In 1996, Will Smith took on some realllly destructive aliens in "Independence Day" -- and what better day to check in with the cast than today!The movie -- which follows a group of survivors who take on some evil ETs after an alien invasion -- was the highest grossing flick in 1996, and earned over $50 million its opening weekend. Even today, the movie is still one of the highest grossing films of all time. Co-starring Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Harry Connick Jr., Randy Quaid and Harvey Fierstein, "Independence Day" boasts an eccentric cast -- and they've all been up to some really different things since the movie opened 18 years ago.Will continued to battle aliens in the "Men In Black" films, Randy had a string of arrests through 2009-2010 (see one his mug shots in the gallery!) and the First Daughter grew up to star on "Parenthood" and "Arrested Development. »

- tooFab Staff

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Watch ‘Independence Day’ recreated by Pug Puppies in Under 2 Minutes

3 July 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With USA’s birthday on July 4th, many Americans this year will be celebrating proudly. They will be celebrating a great number of things: freedom, hope, national unity and even… Puppies. YouTube sensation The Pet Collective has taken the 1996 action blockbuster Independence Day, cut it down to 2 minutes and reenacted it with adorable, lovable pug puppies. Complete with vocal impressions of Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Randy Quaid, and yes, even Harvey Fierstein, The Pet Collective sure knows how to honor a modern-day “classic”. The idea of filming cute animals and dubbing them is a timeless joke that may never get old. Below, find a link to The Pet Collective‘s hilarious take on Independence Day, and visit their youtube page for even more ridiculously cute animal videos.

The post Watch ‘Independence Day’ recreated by Pug Puppies in Under 2 Minutes appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Randall Unger

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Disney's Newsies Set to Close on Broadway This August

24 June 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Disney Theatrical's record-breaking and Tony Award winning phenomenon Newsies features a score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, choreography by Christopher Gattelli and a book by Harvey Fierstein. The stage version introduces seven brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including ‘Carrying the Banner’, ‘Seize the Day,’ ‘King of New York’ and ‘Santa Fe.’ Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Bryan Cranston

10 June 2014 4:55 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Bryan Cranston and Sophie Okonedo won Tony Awards for their Broadway debut. These victories put them in a freshman club that now has 87 members.  -Break- Bryan Cranston on adding a Tony Award to his mantel in press room (Video) Cranston, who won for his portrayal of Lyndon Johnson in "All the Way" is the fourteenth Best Actor (Play) champ to take home the trophy for his first-time on Broadway. He joins: Paul Scofield for "A Man for All Seasons" (1962); Cliff Gorman for "Lenny" (1972); John Kani and Winston Ntshona (joint nomination) for "Sizwe Banzi is Dead/The Island" (1975); Tom Conti for "Whose Life is it Anyway?" (1979); Harvey Fierstein for "Torch Song Trilogy" (1983); Jeremy Irons for "The Real Thing" (1984); Ralph Fiennes for "Hamlet" (1995); Stephen Dillane for "The Real Thing" (2000); Jefferson Mays for "I Am My Own Wife" (2004); Ri »

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Tony Awards red carpet arrivals: Jonathan Groff, Kelli O'Hara, Jefferson Mays ...'

8 June 2014 6:40 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Nominees, presenters, and attendees walked the red carpet before the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. -Break- Among those caught by our cameras were: nominees Kelli O'Hara ("Bridges of Madison County"), Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays ("Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder") and Nick Cordero ("Bullets Over Broadway") as well as Codero's co-star  Zach Braff, two-time Tony winner Judith Light, four-time Tony champ and current contender Harvey Fierstein ("Casa Valentina") and presenter Jonathan Groff. To see all the stars that walked the red carpet, check out our photo gallery at the bottom of this post.  ' »

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Briefs: The Live-Action “Beauty & The Beast” Gets An Out Director, Wendy Davis Isn’t Having The Gop Bull, And The Stars Will Shine For Trevor Live

6 June 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

“I know six things in this picture that will no longer be blue”

Thanks to David for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Karl Urban (above) is 42, Harvey Fierstein is 62, Sandra Bernhard is 59, Michael Cera is 26, Nancy Sinatra is 74, Julianna Marguiles is 48, and Bonnie Tyler is 63. Pretty Boy In Underwear Guitar Swinging is a lost art. Thank you for preserving it, Bonnie.

Megan Mullally will join Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick on Broadway in Terrence McNally‘s It’s Only A Play.

Out director Bill Condon has been chosen to direct the live-action version of Beauty & The Beast. Thanks for nothing, Maleficent

Wanda Sykes will host this year’s Trevor Live, with musical guests including Rob Thomas, Jeremy Jordan and Cheyenne Jackson , and presenters Neil Patrick Harris, Lucy Liu and Ellen Page. »

- snicks

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Tonys: In the Thick of Awards Season, a Busy Night on the Town With Harvey Fierstein

20 May 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New York -- The evening of Monday, May 19, proved to be an unusually hectic one for New York theater legend Harvey Fierstein -- a man who is accustomed to having Mondays off -- and therefore for me, as well, since I, being a self-professed fan of Fierstein's work, had been invited to hang with him as he jumped from an uptown affair to a downtown affair and back again. How could I pass up a chance like that? The life of any Tony nominee is busy around this time of year, with the Tonys ceremony rapidly approaching. But for Fierstein, a

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- Scott Feinberg

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Poor Hollywood A-Listers: Tons of big movie stars got snubbed by the Tonys

29 April 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil Patrick Harris, who won a nomination for his brilliant performance in the punk-rock show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," said he was surprised by the final list. But he's been a Tony host and knows from experience the process is often rough. "Having been the host in previous years, it's always interesting and surprising," he said. "It's a small group of people that nominate and you're never quite sure what they're responding to. That being said, it does get to showcase the talents of people who often don't get their moment in the spotlight." One of the »

- Mark Kennedy (AP)

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Bryan Cranston & Neil Patrick Harris get Tony Nominations, Denzel Washington left out

29 April 2014 9:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," a comedic romp in which a poor man eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday. Nominations were spread out for most other shows, reflecting the lack of a juggernaut this year. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a cult off-Broadway hit about a transgender East German performer, stars Neil Patrick Harris and won eight nominations, while "After Midnight," a musical celebrating Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub, got seven, tied with "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" and a British revival of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Bryan Cranston won a nod for playing Lyndon Johnson in "All the Way," and Woody Allen got one for turning his film "Bullets Over Broadway" into a musical. The nominations also made waves for snubbing some big names, including Denzel Washington, »

- Mark Kennedy (AP)

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'Gentleman's Guide', Neil Patrick Harris' 'Hedwig' lead nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards

29 April 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Fully realizing its underdog appeal, the cheeky musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder slayed the competition this morning with a whopping 10 Tony nominations, including nods for both of its tireless leading men, Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. Neil Patrick Harris’ return to Broadway after a decade yielded him his first-ever Tony nomination for the celebrated revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which netted an impressive eight nods. (Had it been eligible as a new musical, Hedwig probably would have easily tied Guide, as score and book would have been slam dunks). Trailing these shows with seven »

- Jason Clark

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This Week on Stage: The Nine-Show Supersized Edition!

26 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

With the Drama Desk nominations newly-minted, and Tony nominations being announced on Tuesday, we are in full-swing for year-end theater awards mania. And EW’s writers have been busy as bees getting out the last gasp of reviews from the 2013-2014 season, with no less than nine shows opening in the past week. Some themes are definitely emerging. We got men in ladies’ attire (Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, above, and Casa Valentina), men’s exposed buttocks (Alan Cumming in Cabaret, Nick Offerman in Annapurna), and sassy leading women who won’t take no for an »

- Jason Clark

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'Regular Show' creators talk behind-the-scenes silliness at WonderCon

24 April 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) It’s hard not to like Mordecai and Rigby, the animal heroes of Cartoon Network’s "Regular Show". Featuring the same brand of off-the-wall humor that has made shows like "Adventure Time" resonate with audiences, the hit series is now rounding the bases on its fifth season. At WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim, the writers and voice actors behind the hit series hosted a panel full of laughs to discuss the current season and what’s next for Mordecai, Rigby and the rest of the gang. The panel began with a video spotlight introducing the assembled talent with clips from previous shows they’ve worked on. "Regular Show" writer Matt Price then waltzed onto the stage in “tants” — pants with a square top around the waist — which Price said come in very handy, especially considering he has to put his notes for the panel down somewhere. After the laughter died down, »

- Melissa Molina, Comic Book Resources

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‘Casa Valentina’ Theater Review: Harvey Fierstein Lifts the Skirts of Hetero Crossdressers

23 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Leave it to Harvey Fierstein to be the leader of a very ignored minority group. No, not the heterosexual transvestites of his new play, “Casa Valentina,” which opened Wednesday at Mtc's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The real underdogs he champions here are people who are happily married to themselves! Talk about marriage equality! Millions of singles who are sick and tired of being told they are only half complete will applaud what Fierstein has written. And with married couples sometimes squandering thousands of dollars to conceive offspring, Fierstein even gives us our rallying cry, “I think we made the right. »

- Robert Hofler

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