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Angela Lansbury 'Devastated' by Backlash to Comments

She says she's 'a strong supporter of women's rights'

(Newser) - After Angela Lansbury said this week that women need to "sometimes take the blame" for sexual misconduct because they make themselves attractive to men, the backlash was fast and forceful. "It is a deeply unhelpful myth that rape and other forms of sexual violence are caused or '... More »

Angela Lansbury: 'There Are 2 Sides' to Sex Misconduct

Women 'must sometimes take blame' for always trying to make themselves attractive, actress says

(Newser) - Women in Hollywood have been speaking out in droves against Harvey Weinstein and others, but one famous female is taking a different tack, noting, "There are two sides to this coin." Angela Lansbury thinks women "must sometimes take blame" for sexual misconduct perpetrated against them, the Telegraph ... More »

Murder, She Wrote Returns, With Octavia Spencer

NBC rebooting mystery series

(Newser) - Murder, She Wrote is getting a rewrite—or, rather, a reboot. Deadline Hollywood first reported NBC would launch a re-imagining of the long-running CBS series. The 1980s crime show starred the iconic Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, a mystery writer who doubled as a detective. True fans might think there’... More »

Highs and Lows of the Tonys

From the three Billys to a lost Dolly Parton

(Newser) - The 2009 Tony awards were not without their laughs—and gaffes. The LA Times outlines the best and worst of Broadway's biggest night.
  • Dolly Parton was a crowd-pleaser during the show's opening number, but later appeared accidentally, and uncomfortably, on the stage when she lost out on the music and
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Billy Elliot's 10 Wins Include Best Actor × 3

(Newser) - Billy Elliot, the British musical about a coal miner's son who burns to dance, won 10 Tony Awards tonight in New York, including best musical and a unique best actor prize for the three young performers who share the title role. David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish shyly thanked... More »

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