02:19 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 09/08/2010 11:10AM
Ellen DeGeneres is not a nurse, but she played one – briefly – Tuesday night on Broadway.
The talk-show host, 52, delighted the audience at New York's Broadway Theater with a surprise cameo as a nurse in the musical revival of Promises, Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth.
Her scene comes in Act I, right before the Hayes character meets Chenoweth's. DeGeneres will air the footage from the Broadway show on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Wednesday, following the series' season-eight premiere on Monday.
– Tim Nudd
Originally posted 06/13/2010 10:15PM
During a ceremony that frequently tipped its hat to the past, the first Tony winner of Sunday night, a breathless and beautiful Scarlett Johansson, was honored for her featured role in the revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge – which first played on Broadway in 1955.
Still, as her excitement demonstrated, being recognized for stage work was an entirely new sensation for the New York-born screen actress. "Being welcomed into this community has been a dream come true for me," Johansson, 25, said on the great stage of Radio City Music Hall, where the 64th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway's best, were broadcast live on CBS. "Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be on Broadway, and here I am."
She also expressed her gratitude to "the Canadian I live with," husband Ryan Reynolds. "Thank you for being a theater widower for me," she said as he applauded from the audience of the 6,000-seat hall.
Originally posted 05/24/2010 11:30AM
Current Promises, Promises Tony nominee and past Will & Grace Emmy winner Sean Hayes will host June 13's 64th annual Tony Awards ceremony, CBS – which will broadcast the show live from Radio City Music Hall – announced Monday.
The Tonys honor Broadway's best. This year's top nominees include the musicals Fela!" and La Cage aux Folles, with 11 nods each, and the revival of the drama Fences, starring Denzel Washington, with 10.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards," Hayes, 39, said in a statement. "As the new guy on Broadway, it's an honor to be included in the established alumni."
Originally posted 07/28/2004 06:00AM
Newly crowned Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong has won countless fans across the globe, but one of his funniest is Ben Stiller. Stiller, who cast Armstrong in Dodgeball, tells Insider: "It's hard to understand how someone can do all that on a physical level. But having gotten a chance to know him, he's a very normal sort of guy." But not normal like you and me. "I read his book a couple of years ago," says Stiller. "Here was a guy who had beaten cancer. His story is so amazing that after I read it I felt, 'That's incredible. I am so inspired.' And then I thought, 'Wow, I really suck.' "
Originally posted 04/18/2003 10:00AM
LAST LAUGH: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally will be getting much heftier paychecks on NBC's "Will & Grace," said the Hollywood Reporter. Effective immediately, McCormack and Messing will be receiving $250,000-$275,000 per episode, with Mullally and Hayes getting only slightly less than that. By the seventh season, McCormack and Messing should be pocketing about $400,000 per episode. All four stars are also tied into syndication rights.
Originally posted 08/16/2001 01:20PM
The "Will & Grace" star won an Emmy for his role as Jack, but last weekend, he was cast in a dramatic role: that of Good Samaritan.
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