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Tony Awards: Cynthia Nixon, Kevin Kline and Laurie Metcalf among early winners

Tony Awards: Cynthia Nixon, Kevin Kline and Laurie Metcalf among early winners Rogers' Mideast peace accord drama " Oslo " was named best play . Blanchett was nominated for best lead actress in a play for her Broadway debut in The Present, a Sydney Theatre Company update of Anton Chekhov's Platonov penned by her husband Andrew Upton. [Full Article...]

Trump speaks to press in wake of James Comey's senate testimony

The most sensational part of the hearing was the repeated reference to President Trump as a liar. But for James Comey , steeped in the protocol of Washington D.C., that was some X-rated stuff. Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin countered, "Actually, I thought it was a devastating day for the president". "And I'm sure you all will be able to work it out with him to run... [Full Article...]

Burt Ward Pays Tribute to Adam West After Friend's Unexpected Passing

Burt Ward Pays Tribute to Adam West After Friend's Unexpected Passing And Cesar Romero cackled as the Joker. "A friend called me up this morning and said to me with tears in his voice, that Adam West was the father that we wanted", she said. Burt Ward concluded his tribute to his friend by saying that his friend's death is an unexpected loss and he will forever miss the other man. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have given, Mr Mayor. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania grocery store employee kills 3 coworkers, then himself, police say

Police have identified the shooter as Randy Robert Stair , 24, of Dallas , Pa., and the victims as Terry Lee Sterling , 63, Victoria Todd Brong , 26, and Brian Hayes , 47, according to the Times Tribune . Stair then turned a gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said. Stair's family has expressed sorrow for his actions. [Full Article...]

'Dear Evan Hansen,' Ben Platt win top Tony Awards

'Dear Evan Hansen,' Ben Platt win top Tony Awards While accepting a Tony for his work in " Present Laughter ", Kevin Kline thanked the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, two organizations under fire in Mr. In an attempt to shake up the show, producers asked the Rockettes back on a Tony stage after 13 years and asked all four playwrights nominated for best play Tonys appear to present their works. [Full Article...]

Teen wrote a final journal entry before crash that claimed her life

The crew of the Fulton Country Fire Chief Larry Few rescued another person out of the bus, and his condition was not good. Mount Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville , Ala., posted on its Facebook page that one of its buses with its student ministry mission was involved in a crash while traveling to the airport. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico votes for statehood in referendum

Puerto Rico votes for statehood in referendum Thousands lined Fifth Avenue for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. Puerto Rico is exempt from the USA federal income tax, but it still pays Social Security and Medicare and local taxes and receives less federal funding than US states. Almost half a million Puerto Ricans voted for statehood compared to more than 7,600 who voted for free association/independence and almost 6,700 who wanted full ... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn was just 2227 votes short of becoming Prime Minister

When May announced the election, the tabloids obliged her by mounting a largely shocking and dishonest campaign against Corbyn. Rachel Sheard, who was casting her vote near the site of Saturday's attack in London , said the election had not gone as expected - and that it certainly wasn't about Brexit. [Full Article...]

Kevin Spacey kicks off Tony Awards with gentle humor

Kevin Spacey kicks off Tony Awards with gentle humor More standard concepts like the musical movie adaptation (this year of Groundhog Day ) sat beside new musicals resting on recent history, classic literature and a firm grasp of the runaway nature of social media. Tony victor Kevin Spacey is the host of the evening. " Dear Evan Hansen " came into the night as the second-leading Tony nominee. After David Hyde Pierce performed "Penny in My Pocke... [Full Article...]

Prosecutors rest case in Cosby sex assault trial

Rohrig made note of three criminal cases in which diphenhydramine was used to facilitate sexual assaults . Most times it's not violent. "And I wanted to go". Valliere's testimony could also lend credibility to Cosby accuser Kelly Johnson's testimony , which included her admitting she was scared to speak up about Cosby's alleged assault of her since she worked at a Hollywood agency where he was t... [Full Article...]

Kevin Kline, Cynthia Nixon win early Tony Awards honoring Broadway's best

Kevin Kline, Cynthia Nixon win early Tony Awards honoring Broadway's best The homegrown play, " Oslo ", written by United States playwright J.T. Rogers was inspired by the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the agreement more than two decades ago. The play, which garnered a total of seven Tony nominations, also saw Michael Aronov win the Tony Award for featured actor in a play. Kline, who was seen as a shoo-in for his lead actor tur... [Full Article...]

Taylor Swift's music returning to streaming services

Swift singlehandedly caused Apple to start paying artists for any songs Apple Music listeners stream during their free three-month trial of the service when she wrote an open letter to the company. Swift was quite vocal about her stance in regards to proper compensation for artists during that time . " Taylor Swift wants to end Katy's career no matter what". [Full Article...]

Gavin Creel, Michael Aronov take home early Tonys

During the opening number, the House of Cards star was joined by US talk show presenter Stephen Colbert and 2008 host Whoopi Goldberg as he expressed his fears over living up to the hype of a job well done by British comedian James Corden in 2016, as well as those by the likes of previous emcees Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, and Neil Patrick Harris. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rican voters back statehood

Puerto Rican voters back statehood The vote is non-binding and it's the USA congress that will have the final say on whether Puerto Rico gets the upgrade from u.s. territory to State. Were Puerto Rico to be allowed to join the United States on equal terms, it would be the first to do so since Hawaii became the 50th state in August 1959. [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande releases 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' as charity single

The sell-out show on Sunday saw a line-up of global stars come together to pay tribute and raise funds for those affected by the Manchester terror bombing that killed 22 people . One Last Time looks set to challenge at the top of the United Kingdom charts this week (end11Jun17), having already soared to second spot in Monday's (05Jun17) Official Charts Company update. [Full Article...]

UAE Ambassador to US Urges Qatar Re-Examine Regional Policies

He called for Qatar "to become a neighbor and partner as we were accustomed to it". "This is a most unwanted crisis for Turkey given its close relationship with both Qatar and Saudi Arabia", Sinan Ulgen, chairman of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy and visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, said. [Full Article...]

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best score at Tonys Awards

Laurie Metcalf , for A Doll's House, Part 2 won the Tony. Cynthia Nixon won her second Tony Award, this time for her work in Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes ". "He poked fun at rumors about his own sexuality, singing, "'I'm coming out.' Wait, no, no, no, no". "I can't believe you Broadway people do that eight times a week", he joked. [Full Article...]

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best score, book at Tonys Awards

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best score, book at Tonys Awards The big victor was a show about outsiders - " Dear Evan Hansen ", which featured a lonely 17-year-old who gets caught in a web of lies. "Dear Evan Hansen " came into the night as the second-leading Tony nominee. Broadway enjoyed a record-breaking season this year thanks to last year's Tony victor and pop culture juggernaut " Hamilton ", and musicals like " Sunset Boulevard ", starring Glenn C... [Full Article...]

Respect sovereignty, regional integrity in connectivity projects: Modi

Respect sovereignty, regional integrity in connectivity projects: Modi Amidst the ongoing India-Pakistan chill, Modi called for coordinated and strong efforts to fight terror and radicalization, particularly recruitment, training and financing, delivering a veiled message to Islamabad . Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan's accession to the SCO. Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the SCO gave the members states ... [Full Article...]

Music Special: One Love Manchester Benefit Gig

Music Special: One Love Manchester Benefit Gig All net ticket proceeds of the show will go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross. The line up for the concert is Ariana Grande , Justin Bieber , Coldplay , Katy Perry , Miley Cyrus , Pharrell Williams , Usher, Take That and Niall Horan . [Full Article...]


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