The Drama Desk Awards — commonly known as the theater world’s Golden Globes, though nominees are represented across all NYC productions in a season — are the last precursor to the Tony Awards (check EW.com tomorrow morning for a full list of those). And judging by the list below, it’s going to be quite a competitive year, with some pretty heavy-hitters mixed in with longshots, not to mention some major snubs (Alan Cumming, Cyndi Lauper, Fiona Shaw, Chaplin‘s Rob McClure to name a few). The winners will be announced at NYC’s Town Hall on May 19. Below is the full list of nominees and special awards recipients: READ FULL STORY »
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You guys, Justin Timberlake is onto us. Here’s how this season’s most highly anticipated SNL host began his monologue last night: “There are so many exciting things about hosting five times. You get to see old friends. You get to try new things. You get to inevitably let everyone down thanks to overly high expectations — thanks, Internet!”
But unlike poor Jennifer Lawrence, Timberlake didn’t fall victim to the perils of fervent anticipation. His show was a thrilling, joyous, cameo-stuffed affair that easily ranks among this season’s best, second only perhaps to Martin Short’s Christmas episode — even though Timberlake and SNL both lost a good amount of momentum after Weekend Update, where the show’s weakest sketches are traditionally stuffed.
If you want to avoid spoilers for tonight’s episode of SNL, you might want to stop reading this post right about… now.
If you don’t want to avoid spoilers, you’ll be pleased to know that the show seems to be celebrating Timberlake’s fifth outing as host in a major way. Yesterday, Steve Martin tweeted a photo that gives a big hint about what’s in store for JT come 11:30 p.m.
A blank piece of paper, paperclips, a few brads, stapler, stick of gum, a pair of scissors, and a hammer. According to “Home Crafts Expert” and occasional actor and comedian Steve Martin, that’s all it takes to create a wad of paper — while also endorsing good friend Bob Kerrey for the open U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.
Alas, Martin’s unconventional backing of Kerrey — who presided over Martin’s 2007 wedding — comes as the former Democratic governor (1983-87) and senator (1989 to 2001) of the Cornhusker State is down by double digits in many polls to reclaim his former post against Republican opponent Deb Fischer. New York Times polling guru Nate Silver gives Kerrey a measly six percent chance of winning. But maybe Martin’s support can turn the tide? Check out his video below and decide for yourself: READ FULL STORY »
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