Film Stars Captivate and Capture Tonys

BY: Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK – If you weren’t watching the Tonys too carefully, you would have thought they had turned into the Oscars. Sunday’s show was a night for celebrities and for the meaning of celebrity, when Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones took home their first Tonys, and […]

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Tony Awards Show Puts Broadway in the Spotlight

BY: Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK – Among TV’s torrent of awards shows, the yearly Tony telecast is historically a ratings also-ran. In 2009, Broadway’s biggest night was seen by only 7.4 million people, reflecting an uptick of 19 percent above the previous year, according to the Nielsen Co. But even that boosted […]

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Sean Hayes to Host This Year’s Tony Awards

NEW YORK Sean Hayes will be the host of the Tony Awards next month. The former ‘Will & Grace’ actor is working on Broadway alongside Kristin Chenoweth in ‘Promises, Promises.’ He has a Tony nomination for best actor in a musical for the role. CBS made the announcement Monday. The network is broadcasting the Tonys […]

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GLAAD Demands Apology From Newsweek

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — A gay rights group is demanding an apology from Newsweek magazine for a recent story that the group says suggested gay actors can’t play straight characters. “An actor’s personal life should not be a factor in their believability in a role,” said Jarrett Barrios, president of […]

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‘Glee’ Co-Creator Ryan Murphy Calls For Newsweek Boycott

‘Glee‘ co-creator Ryan Murphy has joined the growing ranks of celebrities condemning Newsweek for a recent article by Ramin Setoodeh criticizing gay actors for their inability to play straight characters. In an open letter posted by EW, Murphy calls for an all-out boycott of the publication, saying the article’s contents are “damaging, needlessly cruel and […]

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TV Stars Join Fight Shaming Newsweek over Anti-Gay Remarks

As if lovable Kristin Chenoweth’s crusade against “homophobic” remarks in Newsweek’s “Straight Jacket” article — writer Ramin Setoodeh criticized gay actors for being unable to play straight characters — wasn’t enough of a reason to shame the publication, now two other stage and screen actors are lashing out. ‘Ugly Betty‘ star Michael Urie joined ‘30 […]

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