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2017 Tony Nominations Revealed: Bette Midler, Cate Blanchett & More

2017 Tony Nominations Revealed: Bette Midler, Cate Blanchett & More
While Hamilton dominated Broadway theater in 2016, this year's Tony nominations are more evenly distributed.

The 71st annual Tony Awards nominations were unveiled on Tuesday morning live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Announced by Jane Krakowski and Hamilton alum Christopher Jackson, the honorees were led by Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 with 12 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor for Josh Groban's role in the War and Peace-inspired story.

Related: Kristen Bell Shares Dax Shepard's Hilarious Review of 'Hamilton' After Seeing the Musical for the First Time

Dear Evan Hansen landed nine nominations, two of which were for Best Musical and Best Leading Actor (Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect). The stage adaptation of Groundhog Day and the 9/11 musical, Come From Away, rounded out the Best Musical noms.

Bette Midler also scored a Best Leading Actress nomination for her performance in Hello, Dolly! -- her
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From Robinson's Toyboy to Intrepid Drug Smuggler: Fairbanks Jr on TCM

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ca. 1935. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was never as popular as his father, silent film superstar Douglas Fairbanks, who starred in one action-adventure blockbuster after another in the 1920s (The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood, The Thief of Bagdad) and whose stardom dates back to the mid-1910s, when Fairbanks toplined a series of light, modern-day comedies in which he was cast as the embodiment of the enterprising, 20th century “all-American.” What this particular go-getter got was screen queen Mary Pickford as his wife and United Artists as his studio, which he co-founded with Pickford, D.W. Griffith, and Charles Chaplin. Now, although Jr. never had the following of Sr., he did enjoy a solid two-decade-plus movie career. In fact, he was one of the few children of major film stars – e.g., Jane Fonda, Liza Minnelli, Angelina Jolie, Michael Douglas, Jamie Lee Curtis – who had successful film careers of their own.
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Dangerous Davis Schedule

Bette Davis movies: TCM schedule on August 14 (photo: Bette Davis in ‘Dangerous,’ with Franchot Tone) See previous post: “Bette Davis Eyes: They’re Watching You Tonight.” 3:00 Am Parachute Jumper (1933). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd, Harold Huber, Leo Carrillo, Thomas E. Jackson, Lyle Talbot, Leon Ames, Stanley Blystone, Reginald Barlow, George Chandler, Walter Brennan, Pat O’Malley, Paul Panzer, Nat Pendleton, Dewey Robinson, Tom Wilson, Sheila Terry. Bw-72 mins. 4:30 Am The Girl From 10th Avenue (1935). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Bette Davis, Ian Hunter, Colin Clive, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Phillip Reed, Katharine Alexander, Helen Jerome Eddy, Bill Elliott, Edward McWade, André Cheron, Wedgwood Nowell, John Quillan, Mary Treen. Bw-69 mins. 6:00 Am Dangerous (1935). Director: Alfred E. Green. Cast: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth, John Eldredge, Dick Foran, Walter Walker, Richard Carle, George Irving, Pierre Watkin, Douglas Wood,
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Nice Work If You Can Get It Cast Album to Get 9/25 Release; Track List Announced!

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for the Tony-winning new musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It will be available for digital download on Tuesday, September 25 and on CD Tuesday, October 30th. The album, released by Shout Factory and distributed by Sony Music Distribution, is produced for records by six-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher, David Chase amp Tony Award nominee Bill Elliott.
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Tony Awards 2012 winners list: 'Once' takes home the hardware

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"Once," the Broadway adaptation of the 2006 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, took home the most awards at the 2012 Tony Awards. It won eight, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Steve Kazee.

The full winners list:

Best Play

Clybourne Park

Author: Bruce Norris

Producers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris Karma Productions, Jtg Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons

Other Desert Cities

Author: Jon Robin Baitz

Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, Bob Boyett

Peter and the Starcatcher

Author: Rick Elice

Producers: Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, Disney Theatrical Productions, Suzan & Ken Wirth/DeBartolo Miggs, Catherine Schreiber/Daveed Frazier & Mark Thompson, Jack Lane, Jane Dubin, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Baer & Casserly/Nathan Vernon, Rich Affanato/Peter Stern, Brunish & Trinchero/Laura Little Productions,
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Tony Awards: Check out the full list of winners here!

Tony Awards: Check out the full list of winners here!
The 2012 Tony Awards were full of surprises! With a near-sweep for the indie musical hit Once, a Tony for Smash star Christian Borle, and Alan Menken’s first Tony for Newsies, the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted affair also featured a special award for fan favorite Hugh Jackman. But the play was the thing Sunday night, with Clybourne Park taking the best play award and a variety of other entries in the medium like Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Peter and the Starcatcher honored across several categories. See the full winners list below (and don’t miss our
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Tony Awards 2012: We predict the winners

Tony Awards 2012: We predict the winners
Now is the time for Newsies fans and theater geeks everywhere to seize the day! It’s Tony time! This Sunday, Neil Patrick Harris will be donning his tux once again to host the annual celebration of Broadway’s finest moments. And in a repeat from last year’s Nph-led event, expect another rash of jokes at the expense of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Fellow EW critic Melissa Rose Bernardo and I here offer our predictions in all the Tony categories (you’ll see our names after each of our picks). Disagree? Please let us know who you
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Once Leads Tony Awards With 11 Nominations

Once Leads Tony Awards With 11 Nominations
Hit musical Once is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations.

The popular show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 66th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

Once will go up against Leap of Faith, Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It for the top prize.

Meanwhile Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur will all compete for the Best Play accolade.

Hollywood star Phillip Seymour Hoffman is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and he'll go head-to-head with John Lithgow (The Columnist), Frank Langella (Man and Boy), James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man) and James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) for the honour.

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title for her turn in Wit but she'll face stiff competition from Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow), Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and Linda Lavin (The Lyons).

Also landing mentions were new Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield for his feature role in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and David Alan Grier for his part in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.

The winners will be unveiled at the prizegiving ceremony, hosted by funnyman Neil Patrick Harris, on 10 June at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

Clybourne Park

Other Desert Cities

Peter and the Starcatcher

Venus in Fur

Best Musical:

Leap of Faith

Newsies

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Once

Best Book of a Musical:

Lysistrata Jones - Douglas Carter Beane

Newsies - Harvey Fierstein

Nice Work if You Can Get It - Joe Dipietro

Once - Enda Walsh

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

Bonnie & Clyde - Frank Wildhorn and Don Black

Newsies - Alan Menken and Jack Feldman

One Man, Two Guvnors - Grant Olding

Peter and the Starcatcher - Wayne Barker and Rick Elice

Best Revival of a Play:

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Master Class

Wit

Best Revival of a Musical:

Evita

Follies

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

James Earl Jones - Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Frank Langella - Man and Boy

John Lithgow - The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:

Nina Arianda - Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett - End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing - Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin - The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon - Wit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Danny Burstein - Follies

Jeremy Jordan - Newsies

Steve Kazee - Once

Norm Lewis - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Ron Raines - Follies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Jan Maxwell - Follies

Audra McDonald - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Cristin Milioti - Once

Kelli O'Hara - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laura Osnes - Bonnie & Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

Christian Borle - Peter and the Starcatcher

Michael Cumpsty - End of the Rainbow

Tom Edden - One Man, Two Guvnors

Andrew Garfield - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Jeremy Shamos - Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:

Linda Emond - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Spencer Kayden - Don't Dress for Dinner

Celia Keenan-Bolger - Peter and the Starcatcher

Judith Light - Other Desert Cities

Condola Rashad - Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Phillip Boykin - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Michael Cerveris - Evita

David Alan Grier -The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Michael McGrath - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Josh Young - Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Elizabeth A. Davis - Once

Jayne Houdyshell - Follies

Judy Kaye - Nice Work if You Can Get It

Jessie Mueller - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Da'Vine Joy Randolph - Ghost the Musical

Best Direction of a Play:

One Man, Two Guvnors - Nicholas Hytner

Clybourne Park - Pam MacKinnon

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Mike Nichols

Peter and the Starcatcher - Roger Rees and Alex Timbers

Best Direction of a Musical:

Newsies - Jeff Calhoun

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Kathleen Marshall

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - Diane Paulus

Once - John Tiffany

Best Choreography:

Evita - Rob Ashford

Newsies - Christopher Gattelli

Once - Steven Hoggett

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Kathleen Marshall

Best Orchestrations:

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Bill Elliott

Once - Martin Lowe

Newsies - Danny Troob.

'Once' and Gershwins lead 2012 Tony Awards nominations

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"Once," a contained sweet musical set in an Irish pub, leads the 66th Annual Tony Awards nominations with 11 nods. Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Kristin Chenoweth ("Gcb") announced the nominees from the New York Public Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

The incredibly vibrant Broadway season comes to a climax Sunday, June 10, with the broadcast of the annual awards. Neil Patrick Harris hosts the CBS live awards show from Manhattan's Beacon Theater.

"Once," based on the 2006 film, features musician-actors playing instruments and enchanting the audience. The Gershwin brothers continue to rack up honors, with two of their well known scores fueling two musicals with 10 nominations each: "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

The very different and quite wonderful "Peter and the Starcatcher" came in at nine. The show that explains how Captain Hook and Peter Pan became who they
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Once Leads Tony Awards With 11 Nominations

Once Leads Tony Awards With 11 Nominations
Hit musical Once is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations.

The popular show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 66th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

Once will go up against Leap of Faith, Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It for the top prize.

Meanwhile Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur will all compete for the Best Play accolade.

Hollywood star Phillip Seymour Hoffman is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and he'll go head-to-head with John Lithgow (The Columnist), Frank Langella (Man and Boy), James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man) and James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) for the honour.

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title for her turn in Wit but she'll face stiff competition from Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow), Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and Linda Lavin (The Lyons).

Also landing mentions were new Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield for his feature role in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and David Alan Grier for his part in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.

The winners will be unveiled at the prizegiving ceremony, hosted by funnyman Neil Patrick Harris, on 10 June at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

Clybourne Park

Other Desert Cities

Peter and the Starcatcher

Venus in Fur

Best Musical:

Leap of Faith

Newsies

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Once

Best Book of a Musical:

Lysistrata Jones - Douglas Carter Beane

Newsies - Harvey Fierstein

Nice Work if You Can Get It - Joe Dipietro

Once - Enda Walsh

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

Bonnie & Clyde - Frank Wildhorn and Don Black

Newsies - Alan Menken and Jack Feldman

One Man, Two Guvnors - Grant Olding

Peter and the Starcatcher - Wayne Barker and Rick Elice

Best Revival of a Play:

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Master Class

Wit

Best Revival of a Musical:

Evita

Follies

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

James Earl Jones - Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Frank Langella - Man and Boy

John Lithgow - The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:

Nina Arianda - Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett - End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing - Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin - The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon - Wit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Danny Burstein - Follies

Jeremy Jordan - Newsies

Steve Kazee - Once

Norm Lewis - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Ron Raines - Follies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Jan Maxwell - Follies

Audra McDonald - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Cristin Milioti - Once

Kelli O'Hara - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laura Osnes - Bonnie & Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

Christian Borle - Peter and the Starcatcher

Michael Cumpsty - End of the Rainbow

Tom Edden - One Man, Two Guvnors

Andrew Garfield - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Jeremy Shamos - Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:

Linda Emond - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Spencer Kayden - Don't Dress for Dinner

Celia Keenan-Bolger - Peter and the Starcatcher

Judith Light - Other Desert Cities

Condola Rashad - Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Phillip Boykin - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Michael Cerveris - Evita

David Alan Grier -The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Michael McGrath - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Josh Young - Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Elizabeth A. Davis - Once

Jayne Houdyshell - Follies

Judy Kaye - Nice Work if You Can Get It

Jessie Mueller - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Da'Vine Joy Randolph - Ghost the Musical

Best Direction of a Play:

One Man, Two Guvnors - Nicholas Hytner

Clybourne Park - Pam MacKinnon

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Mike Nichols

Peter and the Starcatcher - Roger Rees and Alex Timbers

Best Direction of a Musical:

Newsies - Jeff Calhoun

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Kathleen Marshall

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - Diane Paulus

Once - John Tiffany

Best Choreography:

Evita - Rob Ashford

Newsies - Christopher Gattelli

Once - Steven Hoggett

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Kathleen Marshall

Best Orchestrations:

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Bill Elliott

Once - Martin Lowe

Newsies - Danny Troob.

The Tony Nominations Are In

The Tony Nominations Are In
The 2012 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning by Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons, with the musicals leading the pack. "Once" -- adapted from the popular indie film -- came out on top with 11 nominations, The Gershwins' "Porgy and Bess" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It," both also musicals, trailed close behind with 10 a piece, and "Follies" and "Newsies" took a respectable eight each.

"Peter and the Starcatcher" picked up nine nominations, the most for a play, edging out this year's closest thing to a favorite, Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," which gained seven. Philip Seymour Hoffman predictably earned a nod for his turn as Willy Loman in "Salesman," alongside fellow big names James Earl Jones ("The Best Man") and John Lithgow ("The Columnist"). Ricky Martin's divisive portrayal of Che in "Evita" got no love. "Evita," however, did snatch three nods, including one for best revival of a musical.
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‘Once’ Leads Field for 2012 Tony Nominations

‘Once’ Leads Field for 2012 Tony Nominations
Reuters ‘Once’ with Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti.

In a diverse theater season with no clear frontrunner, the Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday morning swept across the board, with nods to major star vehicles like “Death of a Salesman,” offbeat newcomers including the new musical “Once,” work by Broadway veterans such as “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and classic revivals with “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”

As expected, “Death of a Salesman” scored big. The play with a
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Tony Awards: 'Once,' 'Nice Work...' lead nominations -- read the full list here!

Tony Awards: 'Once,' 'Nice Work...' lead nominations -- read the full list here!
Do you smell that? It’s Tony fever, and it starts right now! The theater awards season kicked off this morning when Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons announced the nominations for this year’s Tony Awards, which will air on CBS on Sunday, June 10 on CBS (hosted by Neil Patrick Harris).

Among the most nominated titles this year was Once, which landed 11 nominations including nods for Best Musical and its two stars, Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti. Fan favorites Newsies and Follies got their due, and there was no dearth of big Hollywood names either, with the likes of Stockard Channing,
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Drama Desks Reinstate Orchestration Award

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Following an overwhelmingly less-than-friendly response to omitting the “Outstanding Orchestrations” category from their 2011-2012 nominations, the Drama Desk Executive Board has reversed its controversial decision, announcing the nominees for that award on Monday afternoon. The nominations for “Outstanding Orchestrations” are as follows:Bill Elliott, “Nice Work If You Can Get It”Larry Hochman, “Death Takes a HolidayMartin Lowe, “Once”John McDaniel, “Bonnie & Clyde”Michael Starobin, “Queen of the Mist”Danny Troob, “Newsies The Musical”The initial decision to exclude the Orchestrations category this year met with a healthy amount of protest, Back Stage reported on Monday morning. The petition to reinstate the category racked up more than 3,000 signatures, while Drama Desk and Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown’s blog calling for this year’s nominated composers to boycott the award ceremony made the interweb rounds.Commenting on the reversal, Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg stated:“The Drama Desk prides
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'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live' out to pasture on ABC

Susan Lucci will soon have to say goodbye to her iconic serial character, Erica Kane. The Guiding Light's creator Agnes Nixon came up with this series back in the 1960s, and both CBS and NBC passed on the premise. Finally in 1970, ABC bought the show. Sad news for the soap fans as ABC announced it has canceled 'All My Children,' and 'One Life to Live.' The slots will be filled in by talk shows, according to the network. Expect a food-themed series from Gordon Elliott, (Ep of "Paula Deen's Home Cooking") and something from 3 Ball Prods., producer of "The Biggest Loser." "All My Children" will end September 2011, while "One Life to Live" goes dark January 2012.
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'Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy' premiere: History with a kick

'Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy' premiere: History with a kick
If you missed last night’s premiere of Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, the 13-part History series in which the comedian travels the country profiling the people and events that make it unique, you can watch it online here. He started with one of my favorite stories: How bootleggers haulin’ moonshine on Georgia backroads in cars tricked out to outrun the cops bred the sport of Nascar. He also got taken for a wild ride with Nascar driver Bill Elliott, and the surprise spin had him threatening the lives of History execs. There are a lot of
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Larry the Cable Guy on his new History series, 'Only in America' (and which segment almost gave him a heart attack)

Larry the Cable Guy on his new History series, 'Only in America' (and which segment almost gave him a heart attack)
Larry the Cable Guy (a.k.a. Dan Whitney) knows the reaction most folks have when they hear he has a new series debuting Feb. 8 on History: “They start laughing. They don’t believe it,” he says. “It’s kinda the same reaction that you would get if you said Charlie Sheen was doing commercials for eHarmony.com.” But when the idea for Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, a 13-part series in which the comedian travels the nation profiling the people, places, and things that define our unique history, it made sense to him: “I go on
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