The 2014 Tony Awards recognized the best in Broadway at New York City's Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 8.
In addition to Broadway stars, the awards show saw an array of visitors from Hollywood as well as some of today's leading musicians. Hugh Jackman served as host of the Tony's while presenters included Orlando Bloom, Anna Gunn, and Clint Eastwood, among many others.
"It's great to be back as your host," Jackman told the crowd before the first Tony Award was announced. "Tonight is a celebration of Broadway." more >>
A Fox executive was fired for using the company email to organize fundraising efforts for the families of the missing passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last month. Darlene Lieblich Tipton had been with Fox for 24 years before the incident.
The Fox executive's firing came because she emailed Sarah Bajc, whose boyfriend Phillip Wood had been on the flight March 8 and who has made numerous appearances on television to speak about the incident. Though Fox wasn't exactly clear about what Lieblich did wrong, they did say she violated company policy.
"The conduct and communications at issue were not authorized by Fox and were in violation of company policy," Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said in a statement. "As soon as we became aware we took appropriate steps and, while we cannot discuss the particulars, we can tell you the employee is no longer with the company." more >>
Ellen DeGeneres returned to host the Academy Awards for a third time when she managed to wow the crowd and sweep Twitter on Sunday night.
Instead of a song-and-dance opening number, DeGeneres unleashed a humorous monologue that was peppered with mentions of the evening's nominees. Though the talk show host dished up jokes and jabs, DeGeneres' most impressive feat during the Oscars was live-tweeted throughout the entire awards ceremony, including several "selfies."
In fact, the social media site was crashed because of the flurry of activity over one of DeGeneres' selfies that included Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, among others. more >>
CNN anchor Carol Costello lost her temper with Atlanta officials including Mayor Kasim Reed after the city was gridlocked in traffic due to a surprise snow storm this week.
The broadcaster was interviewing Mayor Reed on live television Wednesday when tensions ran high. Costello, much like many Atlanta residents, had been stuck in her car for hours after a freak snow and ice storm crippled the Deep South on Tuesday.
"You know how angry people are at you," Costello opened, questioning Reed during the newscast. more >>
Chet Curtis, a longtime Boston television news anchor, died at age 74 on Wednesday.
Known as a legend in the world of nightly news, the anchor served New England for over 50 years before his death.
According to Bob Keating at New England Cable News, Curtis died after a long battle against pancreatic cancer, reported the Washington Post. more >>
Brandi Glanville said she "wanted to be molested as a child and was passed up" while interviewing two comedians for her podcast, "Brandi Glanville Unfiltered." The mother of two sons and star of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" received immediate backlash for the insensitive comments and later apologized for the statement.
Brandi Glanville's comments came during an interview with comedians Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine on Tuesday. In response to Florentine's experience with molestation, she decided to bring up her own non-experience in a joking manner.
"I was actually stalking you online, Jim, and we have something in common!" she said on the podcast. "I, too, wanted to be molested as a child and was passed up." more >>