Lansbury Set To Tie Tony Awards Record

Awww YAY go Angie *fingers crossed*

Murder, She Wrote star Angela Lansbury will make Tony Awards history if she lands a Best Featured Actress prize – she’ll tie with Julie Harris for the most acting awards.

Lansbury, who has hosted the U.S. theatre awards more than anyone else, is nominated as a Best Featured Actress in A Play for her role in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.

Awards news website GoldDerby.com notes Lansbury has already won four Best Lead Actress in A Musical honours – for Mame, Dear World, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd – and a fifth win would tie Harris’ feat.

The Tonys will be handed out on 7 June at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The nominations were announced early on Tuesday.

10 Movie Quotes, What they mean and why they’re important!

I have just come across this article: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/649651/10_movie_quotes_what_they_mean_and.html?cat=40

and found it very interesting.

I would class myself as one of those who know the movies they are attached to, and can quote quite a lot from different movies, haha. Yes I am that sad!

I think the 10 quotes which the author of that article choose to include were very good choices and could often be used in everyday life . . . yes you are now thinking frankly my dear I dont give a damn . . . yes that was a bad attempt at including a quote in there haha. But that quote actually does occur quite a lot in general conversation with myself and my family just because it is so well known, we all love “Gone with the Wind” as well.

Billy Elliot Takes 15 Tony Award Nominations

I know its not movies . . . but I love Broadway.

2009 Tony Award Nominations are :

Billy Elliot, The Musical is leading the way at this year’s Tony Awards after scooping 15 nominations – tying with The Producers for the most nominations ever garnered by one show.

The production, based on the 2000 film about a coal miner’s son who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, will go up against Next To Normal, Shrek The Musical and Rock Of Ages in the coveted Best Musical category at the 63rd annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

Sir Elton John, who has been nominated for the show’s original score, says of the nomination: “It’s been an amazing experience. It’s made an incredible impact on my life.”

The drama 33 Variations was nominated for Best Play, competing against God of Carnage, Dividing the Estate and Reasons to be Pretty.

Meanwhile, Hollywood actors James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels, who both star in God Of Carnage, have been pitted against each other for the Leading Actor In A Play award.

Their co-stars Marcia Gay Harden and Hope Davis will battle it out in the Leading Actress In A Play category, which also includes veteran actress Jane Fonda for her role as a dying musicologist in 33 Variations.

The winners will be announced on 7 June at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

Dividing the Estate – Horton Foote

God of Carnage – Yasmina Reza

Reasons to be Pretty – Neil Labute

33 Variations – Moises Kaufman

Best Musical:

Billy Elliot

Next to Normal

Rock of Ages

Shrek the Musical

Leading Actor in a Play:

Jeff Daniels – God of Carnage

Raul Esparza – Speed-the-Plow

James Gandolfini – God of Carnage

Geoffrey Rush – Exit the King

Thomas Sadoski – Reasons to be Pretty

Leading Actress in a Play:

Hope Davis – God of Carnage

Jane Fonda – 33 Variations

Marsha Gay Harden – God of Carnage

Janet McTeer – Mary Stuart

Harriet Walter – Mary Stuart

Leading Actor in a Musical:

David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish – Billy Elliot

Gavin Creel – Hair

Brian d’Arcy James – Shrek the Musical

Constantine Maroulis – Rock of Ages

J. Robert Spencer – Next to Normal

Leading Actress in a Musical:

Stockard Channing – Pal Joey

Sutton Foster – Shrek the Musical

Allison Janney – 9 to 5

Alice Ripley – Next to Normal

Josefina Scaglione – West Side Story

Score:

Billy Elliot

Next to Normal

9 to 5

Shrek the Musical.

Hefner Gives Downey, Jr. Thumbs Up For Biopic

I bet Robert Downey Jr. would just love the filming of that role.

Hugh Hefner has given Hollywood actor Robert Downey, Jr. his seal of approval to portray the Playboy boss in a planned biopic.

Iron Man star Downey, Jr. has previously expressed an interest in taking on the lead role in the ageing lothario’s life story, and he’s been given the thumbs up from Hefner himself.

Hefner tells Hollyscoop.com, “Downey and I have talked about it and it is a very real possibility.

“He’s a marvellous actor and I would be honoured if he decided to do it.”

Hanks Flattered By Theron’s Butt Compliments

Haha, always nice to hear something like this about yourself.

Tom Hanks is still beaming after his That Thing You Do! co-star Charlize Theron went public with her love for his perfect butt.

The Monster star recently revealed the actor has “a really, really good a**” – and Hanks can’t believe he’s got the butt of the sexy actress’ dreams.

He says, “She’s a dear. Any woman who would compliment your a** is one to hold onto!”

Bacon Rocks Out With School Band

I love when actors do something like this, its just so lovely and cute.

Kevin Bacon thrilled students at a U.S. performing arts school when he sat down with young songwriters for a jam session.

The actor kicked off Wanna Play Music Week in the U.S. on Monday with a visit, along with his sibling and Bacon Brothers bandmate Michael, to Laguardia High School Of Music and Performing Arts in New York City.

Students joined Bacon for a rendition of Mustang Sally before passing around a microphone and creating a song as part of an improv session, according to the New York Daily News.

Bacon joked, “That is kind of the essence of what playing in a band is really like: passing it off, supporting and encouraging each other.

“Music is a great outlet, whether you are pro or not.”