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If you're gearing up for the Tony Awards this weekend here's something to look forward to...

Mark Hamill, Patina Miller, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, David Oyelowo and Sarah Paulson are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards ceremony in New York.

Also confirmed to take part in the CBS broadcast are Scott Bakula, Sara Bareilles, Rachel Bloom, Glenn Close, Brian d'Arcy James, Cynthia Erivo, Sally Field, Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Chris Jackson, Allison Janney, Nick Kroll, John Legend, John Lithgow, Lea Salonga, Tom Sturridge and Tommy Tune.

Kevin Spacey is to host the gala honoring excellence on Broadway at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.

Previously announced presenters include Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Josh Groban, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key, Bette Midler, Ben Platt and Olivia Wilde.

Hamilton -- which starred Miranda, Jackson and Groff -- was the big winner at the 2016 Tonys, winning 11 prizes, including Best Musical.

Musicals are alive and well. And we can celebrate them this Sunday night.

Be Well,
Steve


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Jerry Seinfeld denies Kesha a hug in viral video
Jerry Seinfeld is seen rejecting a hug from Kesha while giving an interview in a new video that has gone viral.

Seinfeld was approached by the pop star Monday as he was speaking with 94.7 Fresh FM radio host Tommy McFly while on the red carpet for the National Night of Laughter and Song event at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

"I'm Kesha, I love you so much! Can I give you a hug?" Kesha asked the comedian in the middle of his interview.

"No thanks," Seinfeld responds putting his hand up. The 63-year-old then continued to deny Kesha who kept pushing for a "little" hug.

"I don't know who that was," Seinfeld says to McFly after Kesha leaves in disappointment. Upon learning that she was Kesha, Seinfeld replies, "Well, I wish her the best.

McFlay shared the clip on Twitter writing, "@KeshaRose found out @JerrySeinfeld is not a #Hugger -- Is it hard to be a non-hugger in 2017?"


'Hellboy' portrayers Ron Perlman, David Harbour meet for dinner
Patton Oswalt shared a photo on social media showing his recent dinner with Hellboy icon Ron Perlman and David Harbour, the actor taking over the role.

"The summit dinner was a smashing success. Now, to launch my new pop duo, Hellboyz," Oswalt tweeted, alongside a photo of him holding a wineglass, while he sits between Perlman and Harbour in a restaurant.

Perlman shared the picture on his Instagram account.

"Not since Bill Clinton, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat has there been such an epic summit yelding such a little result! Apparently Patton Oswalt aka balvenieboy thought it was a good idea to host @DavidKHarbour and yours truly for a detente dinner. The result: i gained 3 pounds and ruined my liver. Meanwhile, good luck kid! Signed, the babe," Perlman captioned the image.

Perlman and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro announced in February they would not return for a third film in their live-action Hellboy franchise.

Based on graphic novels by writer-artist Mike Mignola and featuring Ron Perlman as the titular demon, Hellboy was released in 2004 and its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army hit theaters in 2008. The movies also starred Doug Jones, Selma Blair and the late John Hurt. The cast members reprised their roles vocally in two direct-to-video, animated movies, as well.

Mignola said last month there would be a third, live-action movie, but Stranger Things star Harbour will take over the lead role under the direction of Neil Marshall.

The summit dinner was a smashing success. Now, to launch my new pop duo, Hellboyz. @DavidKHarbour @perlmutations pic.twitter.com/nNkCycz2hD- Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 6, 2017


LOOSE LIPS:
"As much as it looks really glitzy, acting is a job for me. I'm not a celebrity who's going to go out just because. That's not my nature."
--Nicole Kidman, on not leading a super-glamorous life, to InStyle



??? Guess Who ???

Which iconic actress and recording artist says that a musical about her life is heading to Broadway in 2018?


'Fantastic Beasts 2' to feature teen Dumbledore, Newt Scamander
A casting call for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 shows that the film will be featuring younger versions of characters Albus Dumbledore, Newt Scamander, Gellert Grindelwald and more.

Announced on Harry Potter website Pottermore, Warner Bros. is looking for actors between the ages of 16 and 18 to portray Dumbledore and his friend turned rival Grindelwald and actors between 13 and 16 to appear as main protagonist Scamander, his close friend Leta Lestrange and a new character named Sebastian.

Dumbledore, who was originally portrayed by Richard Harris in the first two Harry Potter films, followed by Michael Gambon, will be played by Jude Law in the Fantastic Beasts sequel alongside Johnny Depp as Grindelwald who briefly appeared as the character in the first Fantastic Beasts film.

Eddie Redmayne starred as Newt in Fantastic Beasts alongside Zoe Kravitz who briefly appeared as Leta Lestrange who was said to have become close to the magizoologist while they attended Hogwarts.

"In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, readers learned that Albus and Gellert were once friends, before becoming arch-rivals. The casting of their teenage incarnations -- as well as those of Newt and Leta -- will be sure to intrigue Harry Potter fans, and drive further speculation about the next film's story," Pottermore notes.

Recently, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling announced that has completed the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 2. The follow-up to the Harry Potter prequel will take place in Paris and will feature returning cast members Katherine Waterston as Tina, Alison Sudol as Queenie and Dan Fogler as Jacob.


Matthew Perry would 'say no' to a 'Friends' reunion
Friends alum Matthew Perry would "say no" to a formal reunion.

The 47-year-old actor, who played Chandler Bing on the series, explained in an interview with Variety why he isn't interested in reviving the NBC sitcom.

"I have this recurring nightmare -- I'm not kidding about this. When I'm asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I'm gonna say no," Perry said.

"The thing is: We ended on such a high. We can't beat it. Why would we go and do it again?" he added.

Perry was noticeably absent in February 2016 when co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer reunited to honor director James Burrows. He said in a Build series interview, however, that he wasn't sad to miss the TV special.

"Not really, because it really wasn't a reunion. It was just six people getting together for a Jim Burrows special. It wasn't really a reunion. And I couldn't do it because I was in London doing my play," the star explained in April 2016.

Friends had a 10-season run from 1994 to 2004. Perry denied on Watch What Happens Live in May that his co-stars slept together during filming, saying there "was no sex between any of them."


??? Guess Who ???

Which iconic actress and recording artist says that a musical about her life is heading to Broadway in 2018?

Cher says a stage show about her life is heading to Broadway.

"Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There Will [be] performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS,DANCERS,SINGERS IT'll [BE] ON BROADWAY 2018," the entertainer tweeted Tuesday.

The musical will feature many of Cher's hits and recount milestones in both her personal life and career.

Rick Elice is writing the show, while Jason Moore is set to direct, Deadline.com reported.

Cher, 71, recently sang her classic songs "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" at the Billboard Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas where she was honored with the Billboard Icon Award.

She also was among the mourners at her ex-husband Gregg Allman's funeral last week.

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