Robert De Niro gets to the point, says "Fuck Trump" on live Tonys telecast

The antipathy between Robert De Niro and Donald Trump is one of the more enjoyable non-hip-hop-related celebrity beefs of our time. It’s a war of words that has given us such hits as De Niro calling Trump “jerkoff-in-chief” at the National Board of Review awards, as well as this response to De Niro banning Trump from…

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban lend an infectious energy to the wonderfully earnest 72nd Annual Tony Awards

The Tony Awards are an odd beast—an awards show in which the vast majority of the country has no real access to the art being lauded; a celebration of theater that’s eager to get as many famous Hollywood faces onstage as possible. Naturally, that begs the question: Who exactly are the Tony Awards…

Tonight’s Tony Awards will be dedicated to victims of the Orlando shooting

As everyone is surely aware, a gunman opened fire inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, late last night, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53 more who were there to attend Latin night at the club. The shooting was reportedly the deadliest in American history, and President Obama has declared it “an…

Watch the Hamilton cast perform “Wait For It” in 360 degrees

The Tony Awards air this Sunday, but for those not willing to “Wait For It,” CBS has released a 360-degree Hamilton preview video on Facebook. The video features Leslie Odom Jr. and the cast performing the Act 1 song that explores Aaron Burr’s inner conflict over Alexander Hamilton’s meteoric rise to prominence. It’s…

Today in “Duh”: Hamilton just broke the record for Broadway Tony nominations

Y’all heard about this Hamilton thing? But we kid the entire internet (or, as it’s now formally known, The Lin-Manuel Miranda Appreciation Society). Miranda’s hip-hop dramatization of the life of Alexander Hamilton is a veritable pop culture sensation, inspiring parodies, bringing in massive box office receipts on…

James Corden is hosting the Tonys, will probably talk about Hamilton a lot

The expectations for a Tony Awards host must be a lot higher than for other award shows. Sure, the Academy Awards are a Big Deal, and you don’t want to look stupid hosting that show (James Franco), but that’s a ceremony for movie people. If you make a fool of yourself on that stage (James Franco), it’s alright because…

The Tony Awards nominated Adele Dazeem, but not that many movie stars

The Tony Awards are known for getting a bit starstruck when movie actors deign to spend time on the Great White Way. So perhaps what’s most notable about this year’s nominees is just how many celebrities didn’t make the cut. While people like Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston, and Chris O’Dowd all snagged nods, big…