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Tony Awards Photos: Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick & More!

June 10th, 2013 9:29am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
As more and more big-screen stars dabble with theater roles, the attention to Broadway deepens. Several well-known celebs attended Sunday night's Tony Awards, and many presented trophies at the ceremony.

Scarlett Johansson, above, received mixed reviews for her role as Maggie in the sixth revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" earlier this year. She showed up to last night's event in a conservative black dress with a matching jacket.

Last year, Jake Gyllenhaal made his off-Broadway debut in "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet." He played a man who struggled to help his overweight niece fit in...
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'Smash' Season Finale – Let Karen Be Your Star

May 15th, 2012 2:17pm EDT
SMASH -- 'Bombshell' Episode 115
Previously on Smash: Movie star Rebecca Duvall ‘accidentally’ drank a smoothie laced with peanuts, and had a serious allergic reaction. Who will replace her when the show re-opens – Ivy or Karen?

“Break a leg!” The camera pans backstage, following someone who is about to take the stage. The chorus gets into place, the musicians tune up, and the curtain rises on ….

12 hours earlier: Julia, Tom, Derek and Eileen argue over the new song and ending to the show. They have the melody, rough lyrics, but no ‘Marilyn.’ They can’t afford to hold back the previews any longer. Derek storms out of the...
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'Smash' Recap – Some Like It REALLY Hot

March 20th, 2012 12:50pm EDT
Smash - Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn
Good morning! Outside the rehearsal studio, Julia and Michael exchange little smiles and a sly handclasp as Eileen and Derek arrive. Derek’s all business, barking out orders and comments. With a showcase to present to investors in one day, there’s no time for niceties.

Karen arrives at a studio to record a track for her meeting with hotshot Bobby Raskin. Her big stage voice is over powering, but when she tones it down to sing Colbie Caillat's "Brighter Than the Sun," the engineer is charmed. In fact, he thinks he loves her!

Julia and Michael can’t keep their hands off each other. When he ...
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Bernadette Peters Desperate For 'Glee' Role

March 16th, 2012 2:46pm EDT
Bernadette Peters
Veteran Broadway star Bernadette Peters is baffled she hasn't appeared in TV hit Glee, as producers once offered her a role on the show.

The actress is a big fan of the musical comedy, and she was delighted when she was heard she would be offered a part.

Peters, who stars in TV stage drama Smash, was further thrilled when she was name-checked on the show, but she is still waiting for producers to come up with a character for her.

She says, "It's funny because when they first started, they said they were going to ask me. And they've mentioned my name in the show! But I guess they still...
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Bernadette Peters To Guest Star On 'Ugly Betty'

November 12th, 2008 2:20pm EST
Bernadette Peters
Two time Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC's hit show "Ugly Betty."

Peters will play Jodie Papadakis, a tough no nonsense magazine editor whom Betty idolizes and hopes to impress in her training program for aspiring young editors.
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The Bird And The Bee Announces Digital-Only Release Of Their New Valentine's Day EP

February 10th, 2008 9:00am EST
the bird and the bee
The past year has been an eventful one for the bird and the bee, the Los Angeles band made up of singer Inara George and multi-instrumentalist/producer Greg Kurstin.

The Los Angeles Times named them one of "10 Bands on the Horizon for 2007" and their self-titled debut, a deliciously subversive indie-pop album, was released in January to rave reviews. The New Yorker called it "a sure delight" and Rolling Stone described their distinct sound as "audible sunshine." Their music could be heard on shows like Grey's Anatomy, and they toured throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, bo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

February 28th, 2007 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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Bob Saget, Catherine Bell & Other Celebs To Guest Star On 'Law & Order: SVU'

November 21st, 2006 10:02am EST
Catherine Bell
Bob Saget, Catherine Bell, Chris Sarandon and Bernadette Peters guest-star on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Choreographed" on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 PM ET/PT. The star-studded cast join regular Det. Eliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) for a dramatic episode that features infidelity and murder in the arts.

When a woman is found dead in Central Park, and medical examiner Warner (Tamara Tunie) can find no apparent reason for her death, Stabler (Meloni) begins a solo investigation, which leads him to the victim's husband, Wesley (Sarandon), who owns an established dance ...
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Bernadette Peters To Receive Citizen's Award

September 14th, 2006 9:26am EDT
Bernadette Peters
Broadway favorite Bernadette Peters is to be honored with the first New York City Park's Citizen Award for her efforts to promote the Big Apple's green spaces. The actress/singer will be presented with her prize at the inaugural Park's Annual Gala at the Boathouse in Central Park on September 25.

The Citizen Award will be presented every year to a high-profile New Yorker who has raised awareness of the city's parkland and nature charities.

In a statement announcing the honor, a spokesman for the New York City Parks organization says, "She is a tireless volunteer advocate for hom...
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Mary Tyler Moore Fights Animal Euthanasia

July 10th, 2006 10:23am EDT
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore joined forces with crime-fighting cat Fred in New York City on Saturday in a bid to end animal euthanasia. The star posed for photos with Fred, a former stray who became famous in February for going undercover to help cops nab an allegedly bogus veterinarian in Brooklyn.

The unlikely pair was also accompanied by Broadway actress Bernadette Peters at the Theatre District's Shubert Alley where hundreds of people came to provide loving homes for abandoned cats and dogs.

Peters says, "This is Mary's and my passion. To make New York a no-kill-city. Since 2003, euthan...
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Tapped for 'Gypsy'

June 14th, 2006 9:54am EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones is set to dust off her dancing shoes to play another great stage diva, Mama Rose. The Welsh actress, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of murderess Velma Kelly in Chicago, is tipped to play the ultimate stage mother in a remake of cult movie musical "Gypsy."

According to New York Post columnist Liz Smith, Weinstein brothers Harvey and Bob, who championed Chicago, are behind the new project, and they're reportedly keen for Rob Marshall to reteam with Zeta-Jones and direct.

The film will be the latest adaptation of the smash-hit Sondhei...
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More Presenters Added To Tony Awards

May 24th, 2006 11:55am EDT
Glenn Close
Hank Azaria, Glenn Close, Bernadette Peters, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Kyra Sedgwick and Oprah Winfrey have been added as presenters for this year's "The 60th Annual Tony Awards," live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 11 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET, delayed PT) on CBS.

Previously announced presenters are Ralph Fiennes, Eric McCormack, Cynthia Nixon, Anna Paquin, Julia Roberts, Martin Short and Alfre Woodard.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Tony Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom. It will be the ninth year...
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Barbra Streisand, Meryl Streep Turn Down 'Will & Grace' Cameos

April 11th, 2006 9:10am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Producers of hit sitcom Will & Grace were desperate for Barbra Streisand to guest star on the final episode of the series, but the legendary singer/actress repeatedly refused to appear. The sitcom is ending its nine year run in May, and executives were keen to land Streisand for a special guest appearance as Karen Walker's sister, played by Megan Mullally.

Show creator Max Mutchnick explains, "We made one last attempt to get Barbra Streisand to come on the show as Karen's sister, but there was no love there for us."

Producers also approached Meryl Streep, who also declined, and ...
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Bernadette Peters & Josh Lucas To Appear on 'Will & Grace'

April 6th, 2006 11:29am EDT
Bernadette Peters
Tony winner Bernadette Peters and Josh Lucas will guest-star on NBC's Will & Grace in the series' next-to-last episode on May 11. Peters will portray Karen's (Megan Mullally) sister while Lucas offers Jack sympathy after an embarrassing professional setback.

In the episode - "Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? -- Grace (Debra Messing) and Will (Eric McCormack) are excited about becoming parents to her baby. While Vince (guest star Bobby Cannavale) finds a beautiful brownstone that he and Will can live in, he doesn't see Grace as part of the plan.

In the meantime, Grace learns some s...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

February 28th, 2006 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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