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La La Land, Beauty and the Beast herald more musicals to come

Amid box office success for La La Land and high hopes for Beauty and the Beast, a slew of other live-action musicals are coming down the pipeline, a combination of originals, sequels and remakes.
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Top Tony moments: Miranda's tearful sonnet, Corden's antics, Barbra's ovation

As presenter Barbra Streisand noted, 'tonight our joy is tinged with sorrow' — and she wasn't the only one making reference to the horrific Orlando shootings during the Tony Awards ceremony. But the night was also a celebration of the power of theatre to bring joy.
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Beyoncé slays as surprise CFDA fashion awards honoree

Clad in a glittery pantsuit and large black hat, Beyoncé strode onstage in New York Monday evening to speak emotionally about both family and fashion at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards ceremony.

Oscar organizers blasted again for lack of diversity in nominees

A year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honouring Hollywood's "best and whitest," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled a slate of nominees Thursday that once again included no black actors or directors, prompting a dismayed revival of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.

Oscars 2015: Selma's director, The Lego Movie snubbed

A chance for history in the directing category — the nomination of a black woman, Ava DuVernay — was missed. But Selma, which earned a best picture nod despite those omissions, wasn't the only film Thursday to feel the sting of an Oscar snub.

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