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Charity Workers Furious at Tony Blair's 'Save the Children' Award

Let us now praise famous men. This line from Ecclesiasticus 44:1 today finds human form in one Anthony Charles Lynton Blair. Last week the former prime minister was presented with something called the Global Legacy Award by the Save the Children charity at their 2nd Annual Illumination Gala in New York. Show More Summary

What is Tony Blair’s ‘global legacy?’

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Last week, Tony Blair, former prime minister of Britain, was in New York to accept the Global Legacy Award from Save the Children, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ben Affleck and Samantha Power at the high profile Illumination Gala. Read full article >>

Save the Children Staff Call Tony Blair’s Award ‘Morally Reprehensible’

The charity faces major backlash for its decision to give an award to former British prime minister

Student Who Leaked Frances Abbott's School Records Escapes Jail Sentence

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which sounds rather uncomfortable), you would have heard the uproar spread around the nation when it was revealed that Frances Abbott, daughter of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, was awarded a $60,000 scholarship to a prestigious private design school. Show More Summary

Review: The Rebirth of Broadway’s ‘Side Show’

In 1997, a musical called Side Show based on the true story of Depression-era vaudeville stars and conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton opened on Broadway. While the show would go on to receive four Tony Award nominations (including an unprecedented shared Leading Actress nomination for co-stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner), its lukewarm criticalMORE

Mike Nichols, 83: A prolific theater director who could do it all

From his popular act with Elaine May to his widely lauded directorial efforts on Broadway that netted him multiple Tony Awards, Mike Nichols was a giant of the New York theater scene -- a world he never abandoned despite his success in Hollywood.

8 Great Mike Nichols Movies (and 4 Wonderful Comedy Sketches)

Today the theater, television, and cinema communities are all mourning the loss of Mike Nichols. While his career began onstage with his inimitable comedy partner Elaine May — where he eventually nabbed a staggering eight Tony awards for Best Director — Nichols nonetheless remains most widely known for his movies,... More »

Mike Nichols, 'The Graduate' director and husband of Diane Sawyer, dies

Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," died on Wednesday at age 83, ABC News said.

Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Passes Away

Award-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday night (November 20) according to ABC News’ president, James Goldston. The 83-year-old was one of only 12 EGOT holders, winning four Emmys, one Grammy, one Oscar and nine Tony awards....Show More Summary

Toni Garrn Looks White Hot in a Revealing Dress

Toni Garrn makes her stylish arrival for Kryolan at the 2014 Bambi Awards on Thursday afternoon (November 13) in Berlin, Germany. The 22-year-old model and girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio rocked a low-cut white dress with an ultra high slit as she made her way down the red carpet. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]

Tony Committee to Review Decision on Sound Design Award

2 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

The Tony rules committee will review a request to restore awards for sound design, but not in time for the 2014-15 season.

Tony Awards Say Some Nathan Lane Outranks ‘It’s Only A Play’ Co-Stars

Although seven names get top billing in the hit Broadway revival of It's Only A Play, the folks who run the Tony Awards decided Thursday afternoon that, come April, only Nathan Lane will be eligible for consideration in the prestigious Best Performance By A Leading Actor In A Play category. Show More Summary

The Yahoo Answers Lounge Singers jazz up bad advice

Yahoo Answers has earned a reputation online for being the worst possible place to actually learn anything valuable — but it is a great source of entertainment. Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to...Show More Summary

A Call to Reinstate Tony Awards for Sound Design

2 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

A petition is calling for the restoration of two awards, for best sound design for a play and for a musical, that were eliminated by a Tony committee in June.

FOF #2079 – The Wigs Behind Hedwig – 11.10.14

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Feast of Fools

Neil Patrick Harris won a Tony Award for starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, but we all know the real star is the spectacular wig design of Mike Potter. The task of styling these magnificent wigs for the show goes to legendary NY drag queen Perfidia. Show More Summary

Sting scrambles to save Broadway's 'Last Ship'

Sting is determined to do whatever he can to make sure his troubled musical “The Last Ship” doesn’t sink until after the Tony Awards.

Casting relative unknowns Rosamund Pike, Katherine Waterston and Tony Revolori in some of awards season’s biggest hits has paid off.

It's no secret that Reese Witherspoon--who appears in two of this year's Oscar-buzzing movies, Wild and Inherent Vice--had planned to add another juicy role with Oscar potential to her resume this year: the enigmatic Amy Dunne in Gone...Show More Summary

Comic Book Legends Revealed: How Did George RR Martin Help The Debut of Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman'?

Learn how "Sandman" was nearly never a comic book series before George R.R. Martin got involved! Plus, what comic creator was in a Tony Award winning musical? And who saved Mockingbird?

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