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Private Practice Star Is Married!

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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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Whitney Houston Remembered On Her 49th Birthday

Happy Birthday in heaven, Whitney Houston.

It's still so hard to believe that this past February, the beloved songbird passed, and today, she would've turned 49 years old.

With the premiere of her very last film, Sparkle, approaching next week and in honor of her birthday, we wanted to take the time out to pay tribute and Celebrate one of the best voices the world has EVER heard.

Relive one of Whitney's most amazing performances (above) from the '94 American Music Awards!

Simply amazing and stunningly flawless!!!

You will never be forgotten, Nippy.

Our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially Bobbi Kris.

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


WHOA.

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!

AWESOME!

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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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 Tweets At RUDE Audience Member!

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We thought food was only allowed in Broadway theaters during INTERMISSION, anyway! But, perhaps this was a special case?

Audra McDonald, star of the Porgy and Bess broadway revival, was so infuriated by an audience member’s noisy chip-bag rustling during her evening performance, that she tweeted during the show:

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Porgy And Bess Is Coming To Broadway!

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Wow! This ought to be inneresting!

The Gershwins' opera Porgy And Bess is coming to Broadway, but it's getting seriously revamped!

According to reports, the show

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