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Miley Cyrus does not want to be defined by any specific label.
The 24-year-old singer -- who described herself as "pansexual" in a prior interview -- spoke with Ross King on ITV's U.K. show Lorraine about how she would categorize herself -- or rather how she wouldn't categorize herself.
"I'm weird for many reasons. I think I feel genderless, I feel ageless," she said. "I'm just a spirit soul, not divided by human being, »
by Nathaniel R
Last night the American theater community, and a boat load of adjacent stars (hello Tina Fey & Scarlett Johansson) celebrated Broadway triumphs at the 71st Annual Tony Awards. As expected the revival of Hello Dolly and Dear Evan Hansen owned the evening with 4 and 6 wins respectively. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are now halfway to the Egot in less than half a year having picked up the Oscar for Best Original song for La La Land back in February. But the peak of the evening was Bette Midler's very funny, quite enthusiastic and extremely long acceptance for Best Actress in a Musical (the biggest lock of the evening going in). It's the first time I can recall a performer ignoring the orchestra trying to play her off so insistently that they finally gave up. Her speech had a whole and even better second act as if »
- NATHANIEL R
No one cuts off Bette Midler. On Sunday night, Midler won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. While accepting for her work in “Hello, Dolly!”, she gave one of the night’s most memorable speeches. Midler, who beat fellow nominees including Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, told the orchestra to “shut that crap […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
There were major stars, multiple costume changes, chorus lines tap dancing their hearts out and a giant groundhog — and that was all just during the opening number of the 71st Annual Tony Awards.
But if you happened to miss Broadway’s biggest night on Sunday, there’s no reason you have to miss out on all of the glitz, glamour and high notes from the show. From host Kevin Spacey’s show-stopping opening number (featuring plenty of superstar cameos) until the best musical trophy was awarded to Dear Evan Hansen, here’s everything you missed from this year’s Tony Awards. »
- Julia Emmanuele
Broadway has crowned its new queen!
Bette Midler won the 2017 Tony Award for best actress in a musical Sunday night for her spectacular performance in Hello, Dolly! The win came in the midst of a stiffly competitive category featuring veterans and newcomers alike — and a few legendary faces.
“I’m so privileged, I’m s0 honored,” the legendary performer said in her speech, which marked her first-ever non-special Tony win. “I hope I don’t cry. Thank you to the Tony voters, many of whom I’ve actually dated…I’m so grateful for the outpouring of love and affection »
- Ale Russian
But could the 71-year-old country icon still hit the high notes on this mountain range of a song?
Carlile, 35, wasn’t sure, so in her handwritten request, she suggested Parton could drop the song a key.
It was, Carlile tells People, “about the stupidest thing I think I’ve ever put down in writing.”
Parton enthusiastically accepted the invitation to record. After all, the album Cover Stories »
- Nancy Kruh
Dolly Parton’s rags-to-riches story and complicated past are the focus of a new book, Dolly on Dolly, Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton. The book is not authorized or endorsed by Parton herself, but rather is a collection of interviews published over five decades of the 71-year-old country legend’s career and compiled by editor Randy L. Schmidt.
Here are some of the most surprising revelations detailed in the project:
Her dog Popeye stopped her from committing suicideIn the early 1980s, Parton contemplated suicide »
- Brianne Tracy
There's nobody quite like Dolly Parton. In her long, fruitful career, the legendary singer has developed a huge fan base thanks to her catchy songs, signature humor and work on and off the big screen. And while fans may think they know everything about the 9 to 5 performer, a new book just released is revealing even more facts about Dolly. The project titled Dolly on Dolly is described as a collection of interviews spanning five decades of her career and featuring material gathered from various publications. While the book is not authorized or endorsed by Dolly herself, editor Randy L. Schmidt says readers will sense Dolly's feisty and irresistible brand of humor »
Alanis Morissette's meteoric rise to fame put her in need of someone who could wisely invest her fortune for her future.
She thought she found that person in Jonathan Todd Schwartz, a money manager to the stars, who earned her trust and assured her that her nest egg was secure and growing.
But even as she was repaying the favor by singing her hits at a benefit for a charity Schwartz founded, he was pocketing royalties from her hit 1995 record Jagged Little Pill and other albums.
Schwartz was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison for embezzling more than $7 million from Morissette and others after the singer made a pitch for a lengthy and severe sentence saying he stole more than her money — he stole her dreams.
"He did this in a long, systematic, drawn-out and sinister manner," Morissette said, adding »
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.
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.
“Sweat,” written by Lynn Nottage: sweatbroadway.com
Written by The Interval.
The Tony Award nominations were announced this morning and, for the third year in a row, we did some counting to see how women fared at getting nominated for theater’s most prestigious award. When we started doing these stats three years ago, we found that we had to do a lot of counting, since so few statistics about women and theater awards existed (which is kind of bonkers) and so many publications left that aspect out of their coverage. And, despite some historic moments (“Fun Home”), the statistics reflect the state of Broadway — because if work by women isn’t in eligible houses, it can’t be nominated.
So here are the statistics for 2017, or: we counted, so you don’t have to.
(Please note that these stats count nominations, not individuals.)
Since 2000, “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage and “Indecent” by Paula Vogel are the eighth and ninth women-written plays to be nominated for Best Play. Nominations have gone to plays by men 60 times.If “Sweat” wins the award for Best Play, it will only be the fourth time a solo-authored play by a woman has won, and Lynn Nottage will be the second American woman and first African-American woman to win.If “Indecent” wins the award for Best Play, it will only be the fourth time a solo-authored play by a woman has won, and Paula Vogel will be the second American woman to win.This is only the third time the Best Play category has had more than one play authored by a woman. The other two years were 2002 and 1960, which saw two plays by women nominated.Out of the nominees for Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical, none were directed by women. Because there were no revivals directed by women this season that were eligible for the Tony Awards.Since 2000, Rebecca Taichman is the 14th woman to be nominated for for Best Director of a Play. Men have been nominated 62 times.Since 2000, Rachel Chavkin is the 16th woman to be nominated for Best Director of a Musical. Men have been nominated 58 times.Since 2010, Mimi Lien is the sixth woman to be nominated for Best Scenic Design of a Musical. Men have been nominated 26 times.
The Interval is a theater website founded to be a virtual home for female voices of the theater.
The Tony Awards are June 11. Find all the female nominees below. List adapted from Variety.
Best Book of a Musical:
“Come From Away” — Irene Sankoff (with David Hein)
Best Original Score:
“Come From Away” — Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff (with David Hein)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Cate Blanchett, “The Present”
Jennifer Ehle, “Oslo”
Laurie Metcalf, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Denee Benton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Christine Ebersole, “War Paint”
Patti LuPone, “War Paint”
Eva Noblezada, “Miss Saigon”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Johanna Day, “Sweat”
Jayne Houdyshell, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Condola Rashad, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Michelle Wilson, “Sweat”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
Jenn Colella, “Come From Away”
Rachel Bay Jones, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Mary Beth Peil, “Anastasia”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
Mimi Lien, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Best Costume Design of a Play:
Susan Hilferty, “Present Laughter”
Toni-Leslie James, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Best Costume Design of a Musical:
Linda Cho, “Anastasia”
Paloma Young, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Catherine Zuber, “War Paint”
Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Jane Cox, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Jennifer Tipton, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
Best Direction of a Play:
Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent”
Best Direction of a Musical:
Rachel Chavkin, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Kelly Devine, “Come From Away”
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-Competitive Categories
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award:
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre:
Nina Lannan (with Alan Wasser)
Tony Awards Stats Special: We Counted, So You Don’t Have To was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Women and Hollywood
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The U.K.-based dog has over 70,000 followers, who are fans of the canine’s trendy, boundary-pushing looks.
This may seem like an exaggeration, but Pawton is a pet willing to take fashion risks. From pearls to tutus, turtle necks to varsity jackets, there is no fad that this pint-sized pup with a huge amount of self confidence is afraid to try.
And when everything looks this good on you, why not wear it all? »
- Kelli Bender
Dolly Parton is now the subject of an academic course at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. The university is offering a honours history class all about the iconic country singer. According to the course description, Dolly’s America: From Sevierville to the World is a history honours class aimed at helping students learn “how to analyze […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Since saying “Bye, Bye, Bye” in 2002, Justin Timberlake, Jc Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick have each built careers for themselves outside of ‘Nsync — the blockbuster boyband that brought them worldwide fame in the ’90s.
Though there aren’t plans for the group to get back together and make music any time soon, they’re still good friends — reuniting most recently in August for Chasez’s 40th birthday bash.
“The guys spent the entire night together,” a source told People at the time. “They all sat in a group and just reunited, relived and had such a ball. »
- Dave Quinn
I grew up on Broadway musicals. Once upon a time when going to see a show on Broadway didn’t cost you your mortgage plus the life of your first-born, my mom and dad were avid theatergoers. They saw the original production of South Pacific with Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, the original production of Camelot with Richard Burton and Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet, and the original production of The King and I with Gertrude Lawrence and a then little-known Yul Brynner.
When they were still dating they went into town to see Oklahoma! Over the years they saw Carousel, and Brigadoon, and Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady, and Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!, and the original West Side Story with Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert. My father fell asleep at Cats and my mother said she »
- Mindy Newell
The stars were out to celebrate Dave Chapelle!
On Monday, Kanye West, Kendall Jenner, Stevie Wonder, Tobey McGuire and more came out to support Chapelle, who hosted an exclusive live stand up show celebrating his newly-released comedy specials presented by Netflix & Live Nation, at The h.wood Group's Peppermint Club, in West Hollywood, California.
Jenner sat with a group of friends at her own table next to West's table in the front row. Wonder, however, chilled backstage in the Virginia Black VIP Green Room while listening to Chapelle. The music legend even played the harmonica on the side, until Chapelle's band leader brought him out on stage.
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Jenni 'J Woww' Farley celebrated her 31st birthday with her husband Roger Matthews and daughter »
Blake Shelton‘s Doing It to Country Songs Tour is full of talent and not just of the musical variety.
The loyal German shepherd belongs to RaeLynn, who has Type 1 diabetes. Always by her side, Jazz lets his mama know when her blood sugar levels are low, waking her up in the middle of the night when necessary.
He has also taken on the unofficial role of tour mascot.
“He smells everybody, knows everybody. He just lightens the mood, »
- Kelli Bender
Parenting two kids the same age at one time is a challenging task for any parent. But Jerry O’Connell says that he and wife Rebecca Romijn‘s first priority is to make sure their daughters are grounded people.
“When they meet people, looking them in the eye and greeting them. Saying their name. Saying thank you,” continues O’Connell, 42. “Saying please. As simplistic as that sounds, »
- Jen Juneau
It seems the 9 to 5 crew is too busy with their real 9 to 5s to give us a reunion!
Dolly Parton presented her friend Lily Tomlin with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday night, after Jane Fonda was unfortunately too sick to attend the night's festivities -- and while Parton's tribute couldn't be sweeter, it only left us -- and Tomlin -- yearning for an appearance by the singer on Tomlin and Fonda's Netflix show, Grace and Frankie.
"We're trying [to get her on the show]," Tomlin told Et's Nancy O'Dell on the red carpet. "She has so much stuff this year that I don't know if she's going to be able to do it."
"Jane and I both want her on the show. [We would be] very, very excited to have her on the show," she added. "One of these »
“Greetings from Dollywood, Hollywood!”
Dolly Parton supplied her signature brand of humor while presenting the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to friend Lily Tomlin on Sunday – poking fun at herself and her costar from the beloved 1980 comedy 9 to 5.
“Look at this room, all of these special people,” Parton, 71, joked. “I almost didn’t get in. They kept holding me backstage. They wanted to see my ID – or maybe it was double D’s. I wanted to get that off my chest.”
Aside from teasing her own famous figure, Parton addressed those dreamers hoping for a 9 to 5 sequel.
“People have »
- Lindsay Kimble
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