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'Chimerica,' 'Book of Mormon' win at Oliviers

Irreverent musical The Book of Mormon and hit geopolitical drama Chimerica were the big winners Sunday at Britain’s Olivier stage awards, on a night when London’s small theaters flexed their substantial muscle.

The Book of Mormon — which stormed London just as it earlier wowed New York — won four prizes, including best new musical and best actor in a musical, for Gavin Creel.

Choreographer and co-director Casey Nicholaw said the success of the show — written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone — came down to its blend of “good contemporary satire and good old-fashioned entertainment.”

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Gillian Anderson is the world's most patient 'Breaking Bad' binge-watcher -- VIDEO

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There are some things you can probably guess about Gillian Anderson, like that she still has Scully’s gravestone, which used to sit in her office but is now in storage along with an X-Files pinball machine. But the star of NBC’s Crisis managed to surprise us with her answers to our Pop Culture Personality Test. In the video below, she reveals her first celebrity crush, the song she’d karaoke (if forced to), a fear of scary movies, and a patience unknown to many.  READ FULL STORY

Google Doodle celebrates chemist Percy Julian's birthday

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Today, Google celebrates what would have been the 115th birthday of Percy Julian, a chemist whose research led to chemical birth control and immune-suppressing medications.

Julian was born in Alabama on April 11, 1899, at a time when his city of Montgomery didn’t provide public education for black students post-middle school. Despite this, Julian persevered and ended up both attending and excelling at Indiana’s DePauw University. He later returned to the university to work on synthesizing plant products into medicine, where he found much success; some of his accomplishments include creating a synthetic cortisone to inexpensively treat arthritis and discovering a treatment for glaucoma.

Julian received many honors in (and after) his lifetime, including being the first black chemist to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He passed away in 1975.

Someone built a portable Nintendo 64

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Possibly the single most ’90s piece of technology ever invented, the Nintendo 64 marked the last time anyone ever thought that game cartridges were cool in a non-retro way, and also marked the last time any videogame company designed a controller specifically for three-handed gameplay. It also gifted a generation of players with some of the best games ever made: Perfect Dark, Mario 64, StarFox 64, Shadows of the Empire, and freaking Wave Race. And now, someone has created a prototype for a portable Nintendo 64.

You can watch it come together in the video below. Note how designer Bungle announces the device’s artisanal sensibility by specifically playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask instead of Ocarina of Time. READ FULL STORY

Emma Stone meets Sporty Spice, freaks out, and agrees to try on all of Baby Spice's dresses -- VIDEO

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Emma Stone’s Spider-Man press tour is quickly turning into her childhood dream come true: The chance to chat with all of the Spice Girls (and potentially try on their clothes?).

First, Stone teared up when Mel B recorded a message for her during an interview. And in the latest segment of “Could Emma Stone be any cuter?” Stone and Andrew Garfield paid a visit to British Radio Program “Capital Breakfast.” After they both joined the hosts for a rendition of “Stop” — with dance moves! — Stone got a surprise visitor. Direct from her “mum’s” house, Mel C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, hopped on FaceTime to say hello to her biggest fan!

And things only got better when Mel C brought up Baby Spice and how Stone is welcome to try on all her old dresses. Bonus adorable factor: Garfield’s reaction to all of this.

Watch Stone’s fan girl moment below:

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Tracy Morgan wants David Letterman's job -- VIDEO

Watch your back, Jimmy Fallon: One of your former Saturday Night Live co-stars is gunning for David Letterman’s job.

Tracy Morgan stopped by the Today show Thursday morning, where he told Matt Lauer he’s launching a new campaign: To become CBS’s next late night host. “Jimmy Fallon needs some competition,” he explained. Hold up, everyone. Let’s not dismiss this too quickly — Morgan’s show sounds amazing.

The band: “It would be different every night. It might be Drake one night, it might be Sly and the Family Stone [the next].”

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Anne Hathaway debuts as a lounge singer on 'Jimmy Fallon' -- VIDEO

Let’s start with the good: Anne Hathaway sounded great when she stopped by the Tonight Show Tuesday to sing old-timey versions of hip hop songs, accompanied by Jimmy Fallon on piano. (Like an earlier installment of this series featuring Ariana Grande, the bit was technically introduced as “Broadway versions” of rap tunes — but that just seems inaccurate.)

The not-so-good: The bit maybe isn’t exactly…funny? It’s too bad for Hathaway, who could use a silly viral video right about now. That said, elsewhere on the show she gave a charming interview, explaining to Fallon how those pictures where she looks like she’s drowning in the ocean were blown entirely out of proportion, thanks to paparazzi.

We’re all guilty here, guys. Watch the Princess of Genovia perform below:

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Meet the cast of 'The Cripple of Inishmaan,' starring Daniel Radcliffe -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Daniel Radcliffe is currently prepping for his third stint on Broadway, this time in a quirky play called The Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark 1996 comedy from Martin McDonagh. Radcliffe stars as Billy, a disabled Irish boy who has big dreams of making it in Hollywood when a documentary crew shows up to film on a nearby Irish island.

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin to star on Broadway

Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin are slated to star together on Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s play This Is Our Youth, a comedy about the high times and aimless lives of two disaffected young men.

Lonergan said Tuesday that Cera, whose credits include Arrested Development, Juno and Superbad, and Culkin, of Igby Goes Down and Cider House Rules, will bring the play to Broadway in the fall after a stop this summer at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. All three will be making their Broadway debuts.

The woman in the middle of the pair will be played by Tavi Gevinson, who founded a web magazine for teenage girls and acted in the film Enough Said. The production will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro and will have original music by Rostam Batmanglij of the band Vampire Weekend.

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On the Scene: Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity benefit

Alzheimer’s? The worst. Seth Rogen, wife Lauren Miller, and their crew of charity-loving comedians getting together for an Alzheimer’s research benefit? The best.

Miller’s own mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 55, which inspired Miller and her husband to find a way to educate more people about the disease. They created Hilarity for Charity to bring Alzheimer’s awareness to younger crowds, and, more concretely, to fund Alzheimer’s research and donate resources to families struggling with it.  READ FULL STORY

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