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'Dear Evan Hansen' And 'Hello, Dolly!' Reign At The 2017 Tony Awards

The 71st Tony Awards, hosted by the indomitable Kevin Spacey, took place over the weekend and the big winners did not come as a surprise. Musicals 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Hello, Dolly!' took home six...

Bette Midler Bags Leading Actress In A Musical Gong At 71st Tony Awards

Bette Midler has been crowned Leading Actress in a Musical at the 71st Tony Awards. The 71-year-old actress was honoured with the prestigious gong for portraying the lead role as Dolly Gallagher in the Broadway...

First Wives Club Sequel Didn't Go Ahead Because Of Pay

Goldie Hawn says the sequel to 'First Wives Club' didn't go ahead because of pay issues.The 71-year-old Hollywood legend had the lead part as Elise Elliot Atchison in the 1996 movie - which followed three...

Barry Manilow Never Wanted To Be A Singer

Barry Manilow admits he didn't want to sing or perform when he started out.The music icon has had a career spanning more than 50 years with hits such as 'Mandy' and 'Copacabana' embedded in popular...

Kevin Spacey 'Fifteenth Choice' To Host Tony Awards

Kevin Spacey will host this year's Tony Awards but claims he was the ''15th choice'' for the job.The 'Usual Suspects' actor - who previously won a Tony in 1991 after starring in 'Lost in Yonkers'...

Blake Shelton Asks Luke Bryan To Join Him On The Voice

The country singer will take over from Bette Midler, who helped advise Blake's team on the last season of the hit U.S. talent show. "I enjoy being in the moment with those...

William Shatner And Bette Midler Lead Tributes To Debbie Reynolds

The 84-year-old Singin' in the Rain star was hospitalised on Wednesday (28Dec16) after suffering a stroke at her son Todd Fisher's home. She was reportedly organising her daughter's funeral when she fell ill, with her...

Dame Joan Collins Leads Tributes To Debbie Reynolds

Dame Joan Collins leads tributes to the late Debbie Reynolds.The 'Singin' In The Rain' actress passed away late on Wednesday (28.12.16) at the age of 84, just one day after the tragic death of her...

Carrie Fisher 'Out Of Emergency'

Carrie Fisher is ''out of emergency'' after she suffered a heart attack on a flight to Los Angeles.Her brother Todd Fisher told The Hollywood Reporter that the 60-year-old actress has been stabilised but says he...

Stars Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen

Bette Midler, Justin Timberlake and Russell Crowe are among the stars to have paid tribute to Leonard Cohen.The 'Hallelujah' hitmaker has passed away at the age of 82 and the hugely influential singer-and-poet has sparked...

Bette Midler And Justin Timberlake Lead Tributes To Leonard Cohen

A post on Cohen's Facebook page on Thursday evening read: "It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music's most...

Bette Midler Is Loving The Hello, Dolly! Weight Loss Plan

The veteran entertainer is preparing for her Broadway turn in Hello, Dolly! which debuts in March (17), and she admits she's shedding the pounds in rehearsals. "I'm having a great time," she...

Bette Midler: Adele Is Hilariously Funny

Bette Midler has cooked lunch for Adele.The 70-year-old screen-and-stage legend was introduced to the 'Hello' hitmaker by their mutual friend Sir Elton John, and she was ''touched'' that Adele wanted to meet her so she...

Sarah Jessica Parker 'Would Love Hocus Pocus Sequel'

The 51-year-old actress starred alongside Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters in the movie, three witches resurrected on Halloween in the modern day. And Sarah teased the possibility...

Idina Menzel Feared 'Career Suicide' With Beaches Remake

The Tony Award-winning Frozen star is currently in production on the new TV movie for America's Lifetime network, taking on Bette Midler's iconic role of CC Bloom from the 1988 tearjerker. The...

Bette Midler's Hello, Dolly! Breaks Broadway Ticket Sales Record

Tickets for the musical went on sale on Saturday (17Sep16) and exceeded $9 million (GBP6.9 million) in 24 hours - a new first-day record. The Scott Rudin-produced revival will open for previews...

Bette Midler Sorry For 'Transphobic' Caitlyn Jenner Tweet

The 70-year-old actress took to her social media page following the news that Caitlyn's E! reality show I Am Cait, which followed her after she transitioned to become a woman from her former identity of...

Idina Menzel To Star In Beaches Remake

Idina Menzel will star in the remake of 'Beaches'.The 'Let It Go' singer has signed up to take on the role of CC Bloom in TV network Lifetime's contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 tearjerker. Following...

Bruce Springsteen Gave Bette Midler The Nudge She Needed For The Voice

The veteran was unveiled as country star Blake Shelton's advisor for the upcoming 11th season of the hit show on Thursday (28Jul16), and she admits she wasn't sure she was the right person...

Idina Menzel To Star In Beaches Remake

Bosses at America's Lifetime network have given the greenlight for a TV movie version of the beloved 1988 film, which starred Midler and Barbara Hershey. The Frozen star will take on Midler's...

Bette Midler And Joan Jett Join The Voice As Guest Mentors

Country singer Blake Shelton and rocker Adam Levine are the only two original judges heading back to their spinning chairs for season 11, with Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys filling in the two...

The Voice USA Guest Coaches Revealed

Bette Midler, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Joan Jett have joined 'The Voice USA' as guest coaches. The quartet will pair up with the show's mentors, with Bette joining Blake Shelton, Sammy helping Adam Levine,...

Actor Seamon Glass Dies

Glass passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on 12 July (16), his wife Yan Zhang confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor is best known for playing one...

Abigail Breslin And Bette Midler Add More Tributes To Garry Marshall

The celebrated filmmaker, TV writer, and actor passed away aged 81, after suffering complications from pneumonia due to a stroke, and the sad loss has prompted an outpouring of messages from celebrities including...

Kim Kardashian Still Stunned By Nude Selfie Fuss

The reality TV star, who is known for her sexy photos, split public opinion in March (16) when she shared what fans thought was a new picture, in which she posed completely naked...

Bette Midler's Kim Kardashian Chicken Clucks No More

The actress-comedian revealed the sad news in a new interview with Us Weekly, explaining the bird succumbed to a "yeast infection". "We had to get some different ones (chickens)," the 70-year-old star...

Bette Midler Says Hello To Carol Channing

The Beaches star is heading back to Broadway in the revival of the classic musical next year (17), and as she prepares to portray meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi, Bette went back to the...

David Hyde Pierce Joining Bette Midler In Hello, Dolly! Revival

The actor will join previously announced star Bette in the Broadway production, producer Scott Rudin said on Tuesday (17May16). Based on Thornton Wilder’s farce The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! kicked off on Broadway in 1964 with...

Bette Midler Pokes Fun At Justin Bieber's Latest Nude Snap

The Sorry singer exposed his rear end on Instagram on Sunday (27Mar16) in his latest nude picture, which showed him naked and dipping his toes into a lake while facing away from the...

Composer Marc Shaiman Weds

The Hairspray composer had two reasons to celebrate on Saturday (26Mar16) - his partner, Lieutenant Commander Louis Mirabal, was honoured during a retirement ceremony in New Jersey, honouring his 20 years of service...

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