A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented yesterday (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Hairspray," the smash hit derived from the cult John Waters film, was spritzed with a sheen of victory by winning eight Tonys including best musical.
Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European Top 100 Albums chart with "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic), conquered the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "Bring Me To Life." The single featuring Paul McCoy went straight to the top of the British chart, while moving up 7-6 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey.
Madonna, Britney Spears, and Nelly will join a host of artists and comedians June 28 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles for the first "MTV Bash." The event will serve as a comedy/concert roast of MTV personality and late-night TV host Carson Daly.
With a new round of shows recently put on sale, Cher continues to extend her North American Living Proof - The Farewell Tour. The year-old trek now extends to the end of August, with more cities yet to be announced, according to promoter Clear Channel Entertainment.
In the midst of her own real-life engagement to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez is nearing a deal to slip on another engagement ring for a starring role in the New Line Cinema comedy "Monster-in-Law." Lopez is in early negotiations to star in the project, which centers on a girl who's set to marry the perfect guy until she meets his mother, the world's worst mother-in-law.