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Bryan Cranston wins first Tony Award

Bryan Cranston wins first Tony Award

Jun 9 2014, 3:28am CDT | by

Bryan Cranston has won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut. The 'Breaking Bad' star picked up Best Lead Actor in a Play for his role as former President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's 'All...

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Bryan Cranston wins first Tony Award

Jun 9 2014, 3:28am CDT | by

Bryan Cranston has won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut.

The 'Breaking Bad' star picked up Best Lead Actor in a Play for his role as former President Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan's 'All The Way', beating the likes of Chris O'Dowd in 'Of Mice and Men' to the title.

The multiple Emmy award winner, best known for playing chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord Walter White, scored his first ever theater prize as 'All The Way' was also crowned Best Play.

Audra McDonald made history by winning her sixth Tony for her performance as Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill', becoming the only woman to win a Tony in all four acting categories.

She said in her emotional acceptance speech: "I want to thank all the shoulders of the strong and brave and courageous women that I am standing on. And most of all Billie Holiday. You deserve so much more than you were given when you were on this earth."

Meanwhile, British actress Sophie Okonedo was given the Featured Actress in a Play prize for her Broadway debut as Denzel Washington's wife in 'A Raisin in the Sun'.

She enthused, "I am loving it on Broadway", while the play also won best revival.

The ceremony was hosted by Hugh Jackman at Radio City Music and boasted performances by Tony nominated singer Idina Menzel, Gladys Knight and the cast of 'Cabaret'.

The 'Les Miserables' actor, who was hosting for the first time in nine years, joined the cast of the musical 'After Midnight' for a rendition of 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got that Swing)'.

Another highlight from the ceremony was Neil Patrick Harris - who scooped the Best Actor in a Musical gong - performing a song from 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', dressed in a miniskirt and blonde wig.

He got into character by giving an audience member a lap dance and even confiscated Samuel L. Jackson's glasses and licked them.

The full list of 2014 Tony Awards winners:

Best Play: 'All the Way'

Best Revival of a Play: 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Best Revival of a Musical: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Best Book of a Musical: 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bryan Cranston, 'All the Way'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Audra McDonald, Lady Day at 'Emerson's Bar & Grill'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, 'Twelfth Night'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lena Hall, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Neil Patrick Harris, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Best Direction of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder'

Best Direction of a Play: Kenny Leon, 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Best Score: Jason Robert Brown, 'The Bridges of Madison County'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart, 'Aladdin'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, 'A Raisin in the Sun'

 
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Aaron Paul Responds to Toys R Us Action Figure Removal: What About Barbie?!?

Oct 23 2014 8:21pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Aaron Paul has some very good points to make about BreakingBadActionFigureGate. Late last week, a Florida woman named Susan Schrivjer started a Change.org petition that called for Toys R Us to remove dolls from its shelves that depicted Paul's character of Jesse Pinkman and Bryan Cranston's character of Walter White. Because these Breaking Bad-inspired figures came with bags of meth and cash, Schrivjer wrote that such a "celebration of ...
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Aaron Paul RIPS Toys “R” Us For Pulling Breaking Bad Dolls After Mom’s Petition

Oct 23 2014 7:35pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) Aaron Paul took to Twitter on Thursday to BLAST Toys “R” Us for pulling “Breaking Bad” toys from the shelves. As Gossip Cop reported, the children’s toy store came under fire recently for selling figurine versions of Walter White with a fake gun and crystal meth and Paul’s Jesse Pinkman character with a hazmat suit and gas mask. An angry mom concerned over the appropriateness of such items in a kids’ retailer started ...
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Toys R Us puts Breaking Bad action figures on 'indefinite sabbatical' after outcry

Oct 21 2014 10:38pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Toys R Us announced Tuesday that it will pull “Breaking Bad” toys from all its shelves after more than 8,500 people signed an online petition started by an outraged Florida mother."It's One Small step!!!! Let's keep this up so Toys R Us stores all over will make this right decision!!!!," Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers said on the petition after it was announced the toys would be pulled.Schrivjer said the adult, dark themes of the show, along with the perceive ...
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Toys R Us Under Fire For 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Oct 21 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman have moved from the small screen to your neighborhood toy store. And some people aren't happy about that at all. A line of action figures based on the characters from the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad have been seen on Toys R Us shelves and on ToysRUs.com. One mother, Susan Schrivjer of Ft. Myers, Fla., didn't want her children exposed to the toys, which are based on a high school chemistry teacher tur ...
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Fashion Pioneer Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82 + More of Today’s First Dibs

Oct 21 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

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Breaking Bad Dolls Sold At Toys “R” Us With Fake Gun And Crystal Meth (VIDEO)

Oct 19 2014 12:47pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Toys R Us/Mezco Toyz) Toys “R” Us is under fire for selling “Breaking Bad” dolls inspired by the violent, drug-fueled AMC series. VIDEO BELOW The critically-acclaimed show, which aired it series finale last year, revolved around Bryan Cranston’s chemistry teacher turned meth maker. And that’s exactly what’s available for sale in the children’s toy store — a figurine version of Walter White that comes complete with a fake gun, fak ...
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Louis CK performed a secret show in New Orleans on Tuesday night

Sep 24 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Heisenberg and Prince Fili join forces in the name of Trumbo

Sep 23 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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