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Tony Awards 2014: We live-blogged them!!

The Tony Awards are proving to be as supersized as ever, with new presenters and performers being announced almost daily (Sting! Jennifer Hudson!), and Hugh Jackman (back on Broadway this fall in The River) presiding as host for the fourth time, sure to give us a little musical-theater whirl per usual. EW will be joining you for the sure-to-be-surprising telecast, in one of the closest, most competitive years in recent memory. Will Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tell A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder it’s too late? Will Bryan Cranston go All the Way? (Ummm, yeah.) Can anybody possibly beat Neil Patrick Harris’ Hedwig? And are those rumors true that John Travolta might pop up to reverse his bad Adele Dazeem Oscar-presenting mojo?

Please join senior editor Thom Geier and myself on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. ET for EW’s annual live-blog of the Tony Awards, which will be filled with fun factoids and just the right amount of snark and sophistication. And on the scene will be intrepid reporters Marc Snetiker and Melissa Rose Bernardo to let you know what’s buzzing on the red carpet, in the press room, and inside Radio City Music Hall.

This Week on Stage: The Nine-Show Supersized Edition!

With the Drama Desk nominations newly-minted, and Tony nominations being announced on Tuesday, we are in full-swing for year-end theater awards mania. And EW’s writers have been busy as bees getting out the last gasp of reviews from the 2013-2014 season, with no less than nine shows opening in the past week. Some themes are definitely emerging. We got men in ladies’ attire (Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, above, and Casa Valentina), men’s exposed buttocks (Alan Cumming in Cabaret, Nick Offerman in Annapurna), and sassy leading women who won’t take no for an answer (Estelle Parsons in The Velocity of Autumn, Sutton Foster in Violet). A little something for everyone! (Click on the links below for full reviews) READ FULL STORY

Peabody Awards honor 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orphan Black,' and more

The University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards set a record with 46 recipients, which were announced today on CBS This Morning. The winners, chosen from nearly 1,100 entries, were selected by the Peabody board to be named the “best in electronic media for 2013.”

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The Razzies: Which bad movies should and will win

Glamour! Elegance! The sweet smell of self-congratulation! None will be present at the 34th annual Razzie Awards, a proudly low-budget event dedicated to dishonoring the previous year’s worst movies. (Actually, make that “no-budget”; have you seen the Razzies’ website? It looks like a Geocities page from 1996.)

There are several strong contenders in this year’s Razzies race, from father-and-son team Will and Jaden Smith to perennial “winner” Adam Sandler and Golden Raspberry Award Foundation favorite Sylvester Stallone, who snagged a record-breaking 31st nomination for his work in three 2013 films. (Note: It is not hard to become a member of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. In fact, all you need is $40.)

Which of them will walk away with a $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy come Saturday? The true answer is probably none; Razzie winners hardly ever show up to collect their prizes. (There are, of course, exceptions to every rule.) Even so, these awards are getting handed out — and here are EW’s official picks for which movies deserve each one, as well as which movies will probably end up on top. As it were.

WORST PICTURE
After Earth
Grown Ups 2
The Lone Ranger
A Madea Christmas
Movie 43
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From 'Scandal' to 'The Good Wife': EW's TV mid-season finale awards

Now that the mid-season finales have just about come to an end, what were the best and worst moments? Which shows made you scream? Which made you cry? And which ones will you spend your hiatus re-watching? We’ve rounded up the moments that will stick with us, for good or for bad.

Check out our mid-season finale awards below and hit the comments with your own nominations:
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Teen Choice 2013: The esteemed bonus awards!

The official Teen Choice surfboards have all been handed out, but after absorbing Sunday’s two-hour awards ceremony on Fox, I felt there were simply not enough awards! This year’s bonus prizes are…

CHOICE BLEEP

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A wetsuited Rebel Wilson thought it was funny there’s a group called One Direction, because “That’s also the name I gave to my asshole.” Lovely!

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CHOICE BEST AND WORST MULLET

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Demi Lovato

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Aggghh, don’t touch it! READ FULL STORY

Jon Hamm hosts ESPN's ESPYs tonight. Do you care?

The ESPY Awards are, by definition, a weird thing. Why hand athletes trophies that commemorate Excellence in Sports Performance? Don’t those athletes already get trophies for their excellent sports performances by… winning games?

That said, even those who don’t understand the show’s existence may find their interest piqued by this year’s host: Jon Hamm, modern-day renaissance man extraordinaire. His SNL appearances have made us laugh; his Mad Men performance has made us think; his car commercial voiceovers have made us listen in spite of ourselves; his pants have made us widen our eyes in amazement. We love him so much that we’d watch him read the phone book, provided phone books still existed.

But is all that enough to get legions of people who don’t care about sports — who take pride, in fact, in how little they care about sports — to pay attention tonight?
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Spike's Guys Choice Awards: Jimmy Kimmel recovers from Jennifer Aniston roast -- VIDEO

The casual irreverence of Spike’s Guys Choice Awards was evident everywhere during the show’s taping, from the upscale tiki/woodsy decor and leopard-print carpet to the green room that felt more like an A-list cocktail party than a staging area for busy celebs just waiting to do their bit on stage and rush off to another, possibly cooler event.

But that didn’t stop Jimmy Kimmel from putting the show in its place. “People talk about the Oscars and they talk about the Emmys and they talk about the Tonys, the People’s Choice Awards, the Soul Train Awards, ” Kimmel said backstage Saturday, after receiving his Mantler trophy for being the Funniest Motherf—er of 2013. “This is not as good as any of them,” he joked. Perhaps that had something to do with Jennifer Aniston’s unfiltered introduction, recorded in Los Angeles on Saturday for broadcast Wednesday. “Jimmy you’ve got a lot going on in your life,” Aniston said. “Like me, you got engaged this year, unlike me, nobody cares.”

Watch the full clip below:
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'Twilight' dominates Teen Choice Awards nominations

The sun has set (or risen?) on Summit Entertainment’s venerable vampire series — but even though it, like Robsten, is officially kaput, Twilight still holds a hypnotic power over people of a certain age. (That age is “young.”)

The last installment of the blood-sucking saga dominates the “first wave” of nominees at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, which single out the movies, TV series, music, fashion, comedians, athletes, and performers that resonate most with today’s 13- through 19-year-olds. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 snagged seven nods, nine if you include star Taylor Lautner’s individual nominations for Choice Male Hottie and Choice Smile.

But even if you’re over the Cullens, there must be something you like on this list — the nominees range from Argo to Zooey Deschanel, and they cover everything from mainstream action movies to “Choice Electronic Dance Music Artist.” A full list of first-wave nominees is below; starting now, fans of an appropriate age can vote once per category each day at the TCA’s website. Additional nominees, as well as performers, presenters, and a host will be announced soon. The two-hour awards ceremony will air live Sunday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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On the scene: Barbra Streisand receives Film Society of Lincoln Center's Charlie Chaplin Award

Barbra Streisand is very bad at lip-synching and doesn’t like mornings. She’s very good at throwing dogs’ birthday parties and, when she needs a little push to portray the sensation of yearning, she imagines chocolate cake. These are the things I now know to be true.

If one can ever imagine sitting around Barbra’s Streisand’s home — perhaps in a nook of her underground mall, sharing stories about the legendary diva with her old pals and learning Babs’ “She’s just like us!” quirks — that was the vibe of last night’s Film Society of Lincoln Center gala, where Streisand received the 40th annual Charlie Chaplin Award for lifetime achievement. The multihyphenate, EGOT-ing artist and humanitarian was joined by a collection of her old friends — and, though many of them first met her professionally, they genuinely have become friends, some for decades. In addition to video tributes by Robert Redford and Omar Sharif, Streisand was treated to speeches and performances on stage by the likes of Bill Clinton, Liza Minnelli, Kris Kristofferson, Wynton Marsalis, George Segal, Amy Irving, Pierce Brosnan, Blythe Danner, Oscar-winning composer Alan Bergman, and Ben Stiller. Below, the highlights of the night. READ FULL STORY

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