Come From Away: The Canadian feel-good story of the year

Joanna Posted by Joanna at June 12, 2017 15:05:31 June 12, 2017 15:05:31
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It almost happened. A Canadian musical came this close to winning a Tony for Best Musical, which would have been a historic first. The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter both had it down as a favourite to win, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Hugh Jackman, Kevin Spacey, Bryan Adams and Cindy Crawford were among the many stars in its corner. Full Story

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Ben Platt: Tonys Most Popular

Joanna Posted by Joanna at June 12, 2017 14:38:01 June 12, 2017 14:38:01
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It wouldn’t be the Tonys without the DRAMA. Ben Platt’s vocal rest for the days leading up to the Tonys almost put his Sunday performance from Dear Evan Hansen in jeopardy, but he pulled it off in the end. Ben would have had the best acceptance speech of the night too, had it not been for Bette Midler. Full Story

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You can’t play off Bette Midler

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 12, 2017 14:01:08 June 12, 2017 14:01:08
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I don’t know what they were thinking. Bette Midler won her first – FIRST! – Tony Award last night for Best Actress in a Musical in Hello, Dolly! There was a Special Tony Award given to her back in 1974 but that was more of a lifetime achievement award and not connected to any one performance. Full Story

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Dear Gossips,

The American Film Institute honoured Diane Keaton last night with the Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the ninth woman to receive the honour, joining a list that includes Bette Davis, Jane Fonda, Lillian Gish, Shirley MacLaine, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Barbara Stanwyck, and Elizabeth Taylor.  Read Full Intro

What Else?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 9, 2017 19:22:43 June 9, 2017 19:22:43

My friend Melissa often says that “there’s a lid for every pot”. If you’re a fourth tier Aussie playboy looking to climb to the third tier, the lid to your pot is most definitely a fourth tier former It Girl Full Story

Tilda’s hearts

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 9, 2017 18:34:55 June 9, 2017 18:34:55

Straight fashion post here. Because I can’t stop staring at everything that’s happening in this outfit on Tilda Swinton. First of all, it’s my kind of dress – blousy, long, high neck, full sleeves…and a sparkly perfectly sized heart. Full Story

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Kate Mara beyond Zoe Barnes

Joanna Posted by Joanna at June 9, 2017 16:17:02 June 9, 2017 16:17:02
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Kate Mara’s made some really interesting choices since leaving House of Cards. And her latest project, Megan Leavey, about the real-life U.S. Marine corporate veteran and K-9 handler, gives her an opportunity to show off her teeth-clenching tenacity and sly smugness in a way that would make Zoe Barnes proud. Full Story

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Jenny Slate is a movie star

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 9, 2017 15:34:55 June 9, 2017 15:34:55

If you’ve ever seen Jenny Slate in anything, you know she can steal a scene. If you’ve seen Obvious Child, you know she can carry a movie. That she is a talented actor and comedian is not a secret. Full Story