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Tony Awards 2017: The Complete Winners List!!

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Nothing beats Broadway!

No, we didn't get an Oscars-style snafu at this year's Tony Awards — these are the pros of live theater, after all — but the night was still full of entertainment.

And awards, obviously!

Ch-ch-check out the full winner's list (below) to see which actors, directors, composers, and more walked on stage to receive the stage's biggest honor!

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Barry Manilow Opens Up About His Sexuality & Why He Chose To Stay In The Closet For Decades!

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After gifting the world countless hits over the past four decades, Barry Manilow is opening up about a gift he was hiding from fans: a nearly 40-year romance.

The 73-year-old singer married his longtime manager Garry Kief sometime in 2014, but still kept quiet about their relationship… until now!

In a new interview with People, the private pop icon got candid about his career, life struggles, and for the first time, his sexuality.

Related: Barry Hospitalized Due To Oral Surgery Complications

The music legend admitted he's "always" been an extremely private person, though he wasn't always struggling with his love life.

Manilow married high school sweetheart Susan Deixler after graduating, but wasn't ready to "settle down" at the time. He explained of their one-year marriage:

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Idina Menzel Sings Wind Beneath My Wings In New Trailer For Beaches Remake!

| Filed under: TV NewsMusic MinuteFilm FlickersBette MidlerIdina MenzelNostalgia

Idina Menzel is everything we would like to be!

On Monday, Lifetime released the new trailer for the upcoming remake of Beaches, which stars the Frozen alum as C.C. and Nia Long as Hillary in roles originally portrayed by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.

Video: Mayim Bialik & Marcie Leeds HIGHlariously Recreate Classic Scenes From Beaches!

In the moving new promo, the Wicked star belts out a beautiful cover of Wind Beneath My Wings, which Bette also sang in the original version.

As Miz Mendel proves her powerful pipes can fly higher than an eagle, the clip shows moving moments between C.C. and Hillary.

Ch-ch-check out the trailer (above)!

Beaches premieres on January 21 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

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News Legend Gwen Ifill Dead At 61 After Cancer Battle — Journalists & Celebs Mourn The Devastating Loss

| Filed under: R.I.P.Media MinuteBarack ObamaKatie CouricSad SadBette MidlerJohn LegendHealthMaria ShriverCancerSickNewsLin-Manuel Miranda

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We just lost a journalism great.

On Monday, Gwen Ifill tragically lost her battle with cancer, and passed away at the age of 61. The iconic anchor died at a hospice in Washington, surrounded by loved ones.

Gwen took over Washington Week in Review in 1999, and officially became the first African-American woman to host a major political talk show on television.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In 2016

Over the course of her career, Ifill covered seven presidential campaigns. In 2013, she became the cohost for PBS' NewsHour. In addition to her television career, she also served as a national political reporter for The Washington Post and the White House correspondent for The New York Times.

NewsHour heartbreakingly announced their co-anchor's death. The show's executive producer, Sara Just, remembered her colleague, saying:

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