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Private Practice Star Is Married!


Is it just us, or are autumn weddings BIG in Hollywood this year?

Former Private Practice actress Audra McDonald, who also won a Tony this year for her appearance in the revival of Porgy and Bess, can now add wife to her list of accomplishments, and she and Will Swenson tied the knot last night at a ceremony at their home in Croton-on Hudson!

The pair, who

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Check Out The Porgy And Bess Medley From The 2012 Tony Awards HERE!

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For anyone who doubted for a second why Audra McDonald took home her win tonight at the 2012 Tony Awards, look NO FURTHER than this!

Ch-ch-check out the actress, alongside co-stars Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier, absolutely KILLING a medley of tunes for The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, featuring Summertime, I Got Plenty O' Nuttin', and It Ain't Necessarily So (above)!

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And The Best Actresses In Leading Roles In A Musical And In A Play Are…


Did the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in a Play just hit on her presenter, Christopher Plummer?!

Which is exactly what happened when Nina Arianda took home her first Tony for Her work in Venus in Fur!


However, when Audra McDonald was called to the stage to accept her Award for Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Porgy & Bess, her acceptance speech was slightly more emotional, as she thanked the Theatre for helping her find her place as young person, and how grateful she is for her family and children!

So incredibly touching!

Ch-ch-check out both speeches (above)!

We are LOVING all of these first-time wins!

Congrats, you guys!

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Judy Kaye Is The Best Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical At The 2012 Tony Awards!

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Judy Kaye takes the stage yet again!

The actress won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical for her work in Nice Work If You Can Get It, beating out Elizabeth A. Davis, Jayne Houdyshell, Jessie Mueller, and Da'Vine Joy Randolph!

Well done, gurl!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Private Practice Rumored For 13 Episode Final Season

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Kate Walsh And Tim Daly Private Practice Sixth Final Season

Helloooooooo, nurse!

The series once seemed ripe for cancellation, but a recent ratings spike has ABC leaning toward renewing Private Practice for a sixth and final season.

Hollywood buzz has these ridiculously good-looking Grey’s Anatomy castaways healthcare professionals coming back for 13 more episodes.

We feel like we've just been injected with 200 CC’s of AWESOME!

We are excited to see

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Perez Reviews: Porgy and Bess

We had the pleasure and privilege of watching Porgy and Bess on Broadway Tuesday night, or as we jokingly told our friend - Porgy And The Coke Harlot!

The show was so pleasurable on so many levels! Hearing a full orchestra on Broadway is divine! But, what was most spectacular were those voices! And the performances!

EVERYONE in the cast was truly truly astounding! Even David Alan Grier, whom we only knew from In Living Color but has a great voice and stellar acting chops!

As the lead characters, Norm Lewis and Audra McDonald were masterful! Both of them! We just sat there in awe! Both of them!!!

McDonald's part is so vocally challenging! And she makes it seem effortless! So exquisitely controlled and passionate! We don't know how she does it for that many shows a week!

It was such a treat to get to see her live! The last thing we saw her in was Ragtime a hella long time ago! And the last time we had the pleasure of seeing Lewis on Broadway was when he was in Side Show, which is one of our top 3 musicals of all time!

The entire supporting cast was splendid as well!

Changes were made to the Gershwin classic, at the behest of the estate, and we are glad. There is no "happy ending", though it does feel more upbeat than the original. And, thankfully, instead of the four hour running time, this version was trimmed to a little less than three hours.

Three magnificent, drama-filled hours of musicality and beauty!

Porgy And Bess is a must-see! Congratulations to Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis on their very well-deserved Tony nominations!

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Audra McDonald To Play A Young Aretha?

Audra McDonald Aretha Franklin

Whomp, whomp.

Looks like the Queen of Soul might not have gotten her way this time!

Remember earlier this year when Aretha Franklin was just PINING to have Halle Berry portray her in an upcoming biopic???

Mz. Franklin was SO adamant about Halle playing her — insistent, really — even though Halle herself said she couldn’t even carry a tune! LOLz!

Well, now it sounds like Tony award-winner Audra McDonald has reportedly signed on to play young Aretha…not Halle!!

Seems to be a more appropriate choice, seeing as

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