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'The Band's Visit' dominates 2018 Tony Awards
by Mark Kennedy - June 11, 2018 - 1:52pm
The American, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best...
Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer win hailed as 'big for music'
by Mark Kennedy - April 18, 2018 - 8:52am
The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment for hip-hop and American music, according to two of the music jurors who picked the album "DAMN." as a final...
Logan Paul resurfaces on YouTube with anti-suicide video
by Mark Kennedy - January 25, 2018 - 7:36pm
YouTube star Logan Paul has returned to YouTube with a 7-minute suicide prevention video he hopes will "make a difference in the world."
Ed Sheeran helps music industry hit a high note in 2017
by Mark Kennedy - January 5, 2018 - 4:20pm
Ed Sheeran's album "Divide" was the most popular album of 2017, helping the music industry enjoy a growth spurt during the year, according to Nielsen Music.
'House of Cards' canceled as fallout continues for Spacey
by Mark Kennedy - October 31, 2017 - 12:30am
Netflix pulls the plug on Kevin Spacey's hit show "House of Cards" and "deeply troubled" producers of the political thriller arriving on set to comfort cast mates.
Weinstein rebukes continue, brother says business continues
by Mark Kennedy - October 14, 2017 - 5:53am
The chorus of Hollywood stars denouncing film producer Harvey Weinstein echoed across the Atlantic on Friday, even as his brother said the embattled production company that bears both their names insisted business...
Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger
by Mark Kennedy - June 23, 2017 - 11:06pm
Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the pre...
Tony Awards on Sunday take place under 'Hamilton' shadow
by Mark Kennedy - June 11, 2017 - 5:38am
The Tony Awards kick off with Kevin Spacey as its first-time host hoping to shake the telecast's post-"Hamilton" hangover.
Beyonce announces she's pregnant with twins on Instagram
by Mark Kennedy - February 2, 2017 - 10:01am
Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister — twice over.
Meryl Streep overrated? Donald Trump picks a decorated star
by Mark Kennedy - January 10, 2017 - 8:45am
President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday, calling Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" following her speech Sunday night at the Golden Globe awards.
For Kanye West, a swirling, eventful year ends in a hospital
by Mark Kennedy - November 23, 2016 - 2:49pm
It's been a hectic year for Kanye West. There was a new album that had a tortured, months-long release. Two fashion shows that were plagued by last-minute changes and long delays. There also was the reopening of...
Leona Lewis puts aside pop world to get her nails in 'Cats'
by Mark Kennedy - July 30, 2016 - 6:00am
When she was not yet 10, Leona Lewis was taken to see "Cats" in London. It turned out to be theatrical catnip.
Steven Tyler hits pause on Aerosmith to go a little country
by Mark Kennedy - July 23, 2016 - 6:00am
He's led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: his first solo album...
Want to be a zombie? Join 'The Walking Dead' immersive show
by Mark Kennedy - March 23, 2016 - 7:33pm
Visitors make their way through the 10,000-square-foot attraction — six sets built into tractor trailers, plus various tents — as either a postapocalyptic survivor or, after a quick makeup session, an...
Hold onto your helicopter: 'Miss Saigon' returns to Broadway
by Mark Kennedy - November 19, 2015 - 1:20pm
That familiar sound of thwak, thwak, thwak is coming back to Broadway — the musical "Miss Saigon," complete with iconic helicopter, will land in New York again.
REVIEW: Lea Salonga a bright spot in Broadway musical 'Allegiance'
by Mark Kennedy - November 9, 2015 - 1:55am
"The creators of "Allegiance" missed a ground-breaking opportunity."
Lea Salonga will join 'Allegiance' on Broadway this fall
by Mark Kennedy - March 13, 2015 - 5:03am
Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga will join the cast of George Takei's musical "Allegiance" on Broadway.
Ms. Big Shot: Human cannonball Gemma Kirby makes flying cool
by Mark Kennedy - February 13, 2015 - 10:47am
Can you fly like her?
Joan Rivers' will leaves money for charities
by Mark Kennedy - December 10, 2014 - 9:46am
Joan Rivers' left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundatio...
Chris Hemsworth is 'Sexiest Man Alive'
by Mark Kennedy - November 19, 2014 - 3:15pm
People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth the "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2014, cheering the Australian actor's rise as hammer-wielding, bone fide hunk in the "Thor" films.
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