Sunday Paper June 14, 2015

Take a look at the top stories this week in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday Paper!

After several months of speculation “The View” has finally announced their new co-host. Long time host Whoopi Goldberg has officially announced Raven Symoné will be taking the seat on the ABC daytime show.

image Raven Symoné has been co-hosting since March and known to not always have the popular opinion which is why she is perfect for the job. She joins remaining co-host Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace after Rosie O’Donnell called it quits due to personal issues back in February.

image Tons of people have been eager to show support for Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation and her cover of Vanity Fair, but another woman isn’t getting the same applause. Rachel Dorezal of Spokane, Washington was outed for pretending to be black for the last decade by her own parents. Dorezal is a leader on the Spokane’s NAACP chapter and has been posing as black for years until this week information regarding her parents were outed to the media. Dorezal has been under speculation for years in regards to her race but her parents made a video claiming her race to be “mostly German and Czech” or simply put, white. Dorezal has been receiving tons of backlash on social media sites such as twitter using the hashtag #AskRachel. The hashtag consist of tons of black cultural references as a way to “test” how black Dorezal actually is. Needless to say people can be creative and cruel when it comes to appropriating black culture. Check out some of the tweets below.

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Last Sunday was a big night for the world of theatre and music when the Tony’s had their 69th award show. This year was hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming and they made the perfect duo for the job. In true Tony Award fashion there is always a big opening number, racy or gay jokes, laughter, tears and long acceptance speeches. This year was no different but at least it included a kick line!

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Tons of stars from the theater world were in attendance and even more celebrities that have dabbled in theater or Broadway joined the fun. Jennifer Lopez and Nick Jonas also made an appearance, as well as, Josh Groban once again showed us he’s the man with his tribute song for thespians that have passed on. Overall the night was filled with humility and grace as deserving actors and actresses accepted their awards. Most praised their fellow nominees as they were presented with their awards and expressed gratitude for the nominees contribution to theater. Check out some of the night’s big wins!

Best Musical
Fun Home (WINNER)
An American in Paris
Something Rotten!
The Visit

Best Revival of a Musical
The King and I (WINNER)
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century

Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)
Disgraced
Hand to God
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Best Revival of a Play
Skylight (WINNER)
The Elephant Man
This Is Our Youth
You Can’t Take It with You

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Helen Mirren, The Audience (WINNER)
Geneva Carr, Hand to God
Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan, Skylight
Ruth Wilson, Constellations

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)
Steven Boyer, Hand to God
Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bill Nighy, Skylight

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kelli O’Hara, The King and I (WINNER)
Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
Beth Malone, Fun Home
Chita Rivera, The Visit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home (WINNER)
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
Ken Watanabe, The King and I
Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I (WINNER)
Victoria Clark, Gigi
Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
Emily Skeggs, Fun Home

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, Fun Home (WINNER)
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
John Rando, On the Town
Bartlett Sher, The King and I
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (WINNER)
Stephen Daldry, Skylight
Scott Ellis, You Can’t Take It with You
Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You (WINNER)
Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man
Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Sarah Stiles, Hand to God
Julie White, Airline Highway

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Something Rotten! (WINNER)
Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century
Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!
Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris
Max von Essen, An American in Paris

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Richard McCabe, The Audience (WINNER)
Matthew Beard, Skylight
K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway
Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man
Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play

Tell us what you think about Raven being added to The View, Rachel Dorezal pretending to be black and what you thought of the Tony Award winners performances using the hastag #GlamorousPaper.

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