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Tony Nominations are In! “The Book of Mormon” Scores the Most! Check Out the Full List Right Here!

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone fans have another reason to rejoice.  The Tony Nominations are out, and the boys’ new play, “The Book of Mormon”, received the most nominations!

Despite a lack of star names (unlike many other musicals and plays this season), “The Book of Mormon” received a total of 14 nominations!  The play follows an odd couple of LDS boys sent on a missionary trip to Africa.  It’s apparently “God’s favorite musical.”

On the darker side of Broadway, you will notice that there is one big budget musical that is nowhere on the list: “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”.  Yup, after all that money and sweat (and pain…) thrown in, the musical came under with not one nomination!

Check out the complete list of Tony Award Nominations below, and check out the show live on Sunday, June 12.

Tony Award Nominations:

Best Play
‘Good People’
‘Jerusalem’
‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’
‘War Horse’

Best Musical
‘The Book of Mormon’
‘Catch Me If You Can’
‘The Scottsboro Boys’
‘Sister Act’

Best Book of a Musical
‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’
‘The Book of Mormon’
‘The Scottsboro Boys’
‘Sister Act’

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
‘The Book of Mormon’
‘The Scottsboro Boys’
‘Sister Act’
‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’

Best Revival of a Play
‘Arcadia’
‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
‘The Merchant of Venice’
‘The Normal Heart’

Best Revival of a Musical
‘Anything Goes’
‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
Bobby Cannavale, ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’
Joe Mantello, ‘The Normal Heart’
Al Pacino, ‘The Merchant of Venice’
Mark Rylance, ‘Jerusalem’

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda, ‘Born Yesterday’
Frances McDormand, ‘Good People’
Lily Rabe, ‘The Merchant of Venice’
Vanessa Redgrave, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Hannah Yelland, ‘Brief Encounter’

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, ‘Catch Me If You Can’
Josh Gad, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Joshua Henry, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’
Andrew Rannells, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Tony Sheldon, ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, ‘Anything Goes’
Beth Leavel, ‘Baby It’s You!’
Patina Miller, ‘Sister Act’
Donna Murphy, ‘The People in the Picture’

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Mackenzie Crook, ‘Jerusalem’
Billy Crudup, ‘Arcadia’
John Benjamin Hickey, ‘The Normal Heart’
Arian Moayed, ‘Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’
Yul Vázquez, ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ellen Barkin, ‘The Normal Heart’
Edie Falco, ‘The House of Blue Leaves’
Judith Light, ‘Lombardi’
Joanna Lumley, ‘La Bête’
Elizabeth Rodriguez, ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Colman Domingo, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’
Adam Godley, ‘Anything Goes’
John Larroquette, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’
Forrest McClendon, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’
Rory O’Malley, ‘The Book of Mormon’

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Laura Benanti, ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’
Tammy Blanchard, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’
Victoria Clark, ‘Sister Act’
Nikki M. James, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Patti LuPone, ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’
Rae Smith, ‘War Horse’
Ultz, ‘Jerusalem’
Mark Wendland, ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Beowulf Boritt, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’
Derek McLane, ‘Anything Goes’
Scott Pask, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Donyale Werle, ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jess Goldstein, ‘The Merchant of Venice’
Desmond Heeley, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
Mark Thompson, ‘La Bête’
Catherine Zuber, ‘Born Yesterday’

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’
Martin Pakledinaz, ‘Anything Goes’
Ann Roth, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Catherine Zuber, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, ‘War Horse’
David Lander, ‘Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’
Kenneth Posner, ‘The Merchant of Venice’
Mimi Jordan Sherin, ‘Jerusalem’

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’
Howell Binkley, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’
Peter Kaczorowski, ‘Anything Goes’
Brian MacDevitt, ‘The Book of Mormon’

Best Sound Design of a Play
Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers, ‘Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo’
Simon Baker, ‘Brief Encounter’
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, ‘Jerusalem’
Christopher Shutt, ‘War Horse’

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’
Steve Canyon Kennedy, ‘Catch Me If You Can’
Brian Ronan, ‘Anything Goes’
Brian Ronan, ‘The Book of Mormon’

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, ‘War Horse’
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, ‘The Normal Heart’
Anna D. Shapiro, ‘The Motherf**ker with the Hat’
Daniel Sullivan, ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Best Direction of a Musical
Rob Ashford, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’
Kathleen Marshall, ‘Anything Goes’
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Susan Stroman, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’
Kathleen Marshall, ‘Anything Goes’
Casey Nicholaw, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Susan Stroman, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’

Best Orchestrations
Doug Besterman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Larry Hochman, The Scottsboro Boys
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon
Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank, Catch Me If You Can

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Watch How This Hasselhoff Deepfake Takes Years Off The Actor!

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Visual effects artist Chris Ume takes countless images of David Hasselhoff from his past Baywatch days, then creates a younger avator, blending the new, artificial Hof onto the real life Hoff.

The process of this crazy magic? It’s called a Deepfake = combining and superimposing existing images and videos onto a source image or video. The process is incredible, and yet still relatively in its infancy. If things keep progressing this genre as we can only expect they will, it’s not a stretch to imagine that we could someday see an actor actress play a younger version of themselves so convincingly we won’t see how they did it.

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Chatting With Charo: The “Hair” Edition

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Brace yourself! There is a lot you don’t know about Charo’s hair! Listen, learn – and laugh your ass off – all along the way!

I got to visit Charo at her home just a week ago (I’ve known her wonderful family for many years) and we started out chatting about food (which explains all the tapas on the table!) But not so shockingly, we got sidetracked! This conversation about her hair had me laughing until I was crying!

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Lizzo Is An Icon In The Making – And Here’s Why

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Mirror, mirror on the wall don’t say it ‘cause we know Lizzo cute. And by cute I mean extremely talented, gorgeous and totally inspiring!

A few months ago I was watching The Ellen Degeneres Show when I witnessed one of the most fun, exciting and awe-inspiring performances I’ve ever seen. Lizzo popped onto the screen in a sparkly, pink getup and began singing what would become her big hit song, “Juice,” – I was immediately hooked (more like obsessed). During this performance she also jammed out on her flute alongside her plus-sized backup dancers and suddenly I knew I had been changed forever. I did some more research on the rapper/singer and found out I had been sleeping on this gem! Lizzo has been doing bad all by her damn self for years, having already released two albums in the past. I am suddenly mad at every single person who neglected to tell me to jump on the Lizzo train sooner! If you’re like me and need a bit of catch up, I’m going to break down exactly why you need to know this icon in the making.

You can throw a stone in any direction and hit a triple threat nowadays. Lizzo’s brings talents we have yet to see in the mainstream music industry.

If singing, rapping and dancing make Lizzo a triple threat, what does flute playing making her?!? A STAR THAT’S WHAT! Lizzo has displayed her abilities as a talented flautist, which is not an instrument you would necessarily think of in conjunction with the rap genre making this talent all the more extraordinary. Lizzo even used her flauting skills to compete (and defeat IMO) with Ron Burgundy. Not Will Ferrell, but Ron Burgundy.

Oh, and she can also twerk while playing the flute. 

As if playing the flute wasn’t impressive enough, Lizzo can also twerk while playing. I really hope some high school kid is deciding to take band just so he/she can flutwerk their way around campus like their fav flautist, Lizzo.

Lizzo uses her platform to inspire and raise up everyone around her.

Lizzo uses her voice for more than just creating fire music, ya know. She uses her platform to defend the belief that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Her Twitter is filled with positivity and strong messages about acceptance.

 

Uhm…she’s straight up gorgeous. 

We cant forget to mention that Lizzo is a straight up beauty queen. She is known to switch up her look but I’ve never seen a bad pic of this queen. To solidify my point, she is now officially the first, plus sized black woman to be featured in Playboy magazine!

Credit: Playboy.com

Move over Avenger’s, Lizzo has been in a comic book too!

Ok indulge the nerd in me on this one…Lizzo was even featured in a comic book!!! That’s right, she has become so influential that even Marvel comics wanted a piece of the Lizzo-pie. Check out this shout-out in Unstoppable Wasp #4!

 

So now that you have become as obsessed as I have, you are probably wondering how you can get even more Lizzo in your life. Well lucky for you, her new album dropped TODAY! Her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, is available anywhere you listen to music and let me tell you, YOU WILL LOVE IT. The album is varied and showcases all of Lizzo’s incredible range with some songs being upbeat and funky, and others being slowed down and heart wrenching. For a taste of what to expect, click below to listen to the title track of the album. If the new album still doesn’t satisfy the hunger for more Lizzo, she’s also on tour! You can click here for more info on tour dates.

Oh Lizzo…you are most definitely 100% that bitch.  

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