The Rundown

Entertainment Express: The Tony Awards, Chris Martin, Grease, The Fault in Our Stars, Paul Simon

 

* The Tony Award nominees were announced on Tuesday morning, and plenty of familiar names are up for awards, including Neil Patrick Harris for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bryan Cranston for playing LBJ in All the Way, and Tyne Daly in Mothers and Sons. The comdey A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder scored 10 nominations, including best musical, while Hedwig scored eight. But the best part of the ceremony was announced months ago – Hugh Jackman will be playing host come June.

* BBC Radio One presenter Zane Lowe interviewed Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, the first part of which aired on Monday night. They talked about his split from Gwyneth Paltrow, Kanye West’s ‘bran’ and how he got his daughter to sing on the band’s latest album. It was an interview that was at times funny, deeply personal, and very moving.

Grease is still the word – or at least that’s what the Fox network hopes, when it stages a 3-hour live musical broadcast next year. This follows on from NBC’s hugely successful Sound of Music special last year, which raked in the viewers, and will be followed by a Peter Pan adaptation this year. It could be quite a fun show, if Fox gets the right actors in for the parts – Danny and Sandy can’t be played by just anybody, you know.

* Los Angeles-based Grouplove have recorded a track called Let Me In for the Fault in Our Stars movie, and it’s so catchy, it’ll stick in your head after the first listen. The band joins the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lykke Li, Birdy and others who are on the soundtrack too.

* And if you were wondering what was going on with the story about Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell, well it appears the couple, who appeared in court on Monday, blamed the disorderly conduct charges on a ‘rare’ argument they had.

[Pic: Hedwig and the Angry Inch]

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