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Audra McDonald Is Pregnant! Actress 'Completely Surprised and Elated' to Be Expecting at 45

Audra McDonald Is Pregnant! Actress 'Completely Surprised and Elated' to Be Expecting at 45

Originally posted 05/10/2016 04:45PM

This will be the first child together for the actress and husband Will Swenson

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UpdatePosted 05/08/2016 03:20PM

WATCH: Audra McDonald on What She Got from Her Mom (Her Strong Arms!) – and What She Didn't (Her Height!)

Originally posted 05/02/2016 03:00PM

Audra McDonald was blessed with strong arms – and it has little to do with time spent in the gym.

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FROM ESSENCE: Audra McDonald Graces the Cover for the First Time, Talks Road to Stardom and 6 Tony Wins

FROM ESSENCE: Audra McDonald Graces the Cover for the First Time, Talks Road to Stardom and 6 Tony Wins

Originally posted 03/10/2016 10:00AM

"All of a sudden, everything clicked for me," she said of getting into acting

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Joan Rivers's Private Funeral Was a Star-Studded Send-Off

UpdatePosted 09/07/2014 12:15PM

Joan Rivers's Private Funeral Was a Star-Studded Send-Off

Originally posted 09/07/2014 11:45AM

It was exactly the kind of star-studded send-off she wanted – and deserved.

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Audra McDonald Reveals Past Suicide Attempt | Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald Reveals Past Suicide Attempt

Originally posted 07/25/2014 11:20AM

Audra McDonald has enjoyed nothing but staggering success in her career. But things weren't always so rosy.

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Meet the Newest Captain Hook – Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken Cast as Captain Hook in Peter Pan Live!

Originally posted 07/13/2014 03:00PM

A pirate's life is a wonderful life – for Christopher Walken.

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Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History Amid Tears and Cheers

UpdatePosted 06/08/2014 11:10PM

Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History Amid Tears and Cheers

Originally posted 06/08/2014 09:50PM

With the Broadway box office enjoying a banner season – with $1.27 billion in ticket sales, despite the harshest winter in years – Sunday night brought the theater's biggest night: the 68th annual Tony Awards.

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Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too! | Stephen Colbert

Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too!

Originally posted 04/13/2014 08:30AM

Jimmy Fallon joked on Twitter that Stephen Colbert will need to change his first name to Jimmy when he joins the ranks of late-night talk show hosts next year, but he might not be smiling once the Colbert Report star settles into David Letterman's chair.

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Oprah Eyes Broadway Acting Debut in 'night, Mother

Oprah Winfrey Eyes Broadway Acting Debut in 'night, Mother: Report

Originally posted 02/07/2014 09:05AM

Oprah Winfrey has trod the Broadway boards before – only strictly behind the scenes, as a major investor in the not-quite-successful production of the 2005 musical The Color Purple.

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Carrie Underwood Defends Sound of Music Role: 'I Get Hate Tweets'

Carrie Underwood Defends Sound of Music Role: 'I Get Hate Tweets'

Originally posted 11/26/2013 07:30PM

Carrie Underwood knows she has some big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Maria in a live TV version of The Sound of Music in December.

She's playing the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1965 movie – something that has some die-hard fans up in arms.

"I get hate Tweets and stuff like, 'You're not Julie Andrews!'" the American Idol winner tells Entertainment Weekly.

"I know I'm not Julie," Underwood, 30, says. "Nobody is and I would never pretend that I was … I know my place."

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