08:36 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 04/30/2013 09:25AM
Star power shined on Broadway this season – and some of the big names even managed to gain Tony nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Among them: Tom Hanks, in the Tony-nominated best-play contender by the late Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy; Laurie Metcalf, in Sharr White's The Other Place; Cicely Tyson, in a revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Holland Taylor, in the play about the late, outspoken Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Taylor herself, Ann; David Hyde Pierce, in Christopher Durang's best-play nominee Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Nathan Lane, in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance.
In the best musical category, the nominees are Bring It On, A Christmas Story, Matilda and Kinky Boots, which received the most nominations of any show: 13, including a nod for its Cyndi Lauper-written score.
Best play contenders, besides Lucky Guy and the side-splitting homage to Chekhov, Vanya, are Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties and Colm Tólbin's The Testament of Mary.
Originally posted 09/21/2011 12:00PM
Laurie Metcalf is about to return to the single life.
The Roseanne star, 56, who recently played Sheldon's mother on The Big Bang Theory and her husband, actor Matt Roth, are splitting. Roth, 47, filed for divorce on Sept. 12 after six and a half years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
The couple, who have been separated since November, 2008, have three minor children: Will, 17, Donovan, 11, and Mae, 6.
This was Metcalf's second marriage and Roth is requesting joint physical and legal custody of the children.
– Rennie Dyball
Originally posted 09/22/2006 01:35PM
Watch It: Desperate Housewives (ABC, 9 p.m. ET) You can't care about television and not want the best for this series, which in its first season achieved a perfect synthesis of diva camp and solid serial drama. Then came the second season, a real muddle. Now what about season 3? In the opener, thrust into the foreground is prim Stepford beauty Bree (Marcia Cross). Her new love, the dentist Orson Hodge (Kyle MacLachlan), has a missing wife in his past. This unpleasant fact we learn from that excellent actress Laurie Metcalf (of Roseanne fame), who turns up as a sort of scolding messenger of doom. It's all very Bronte. There's something persistent and powerful about the show's underpinning of (fatally) abused women.
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