'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5
“A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice.
Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations
LOS ANGELES – Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on “America's Got Talent,” which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the set. “We’ve reached an amicable resolution," Union and the network said in a joint statement. "NBC Entertainment appreciates the important concerns raised by Gabrielle Union and remains committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds are treated with respect.”Both sides declined further comment, and would not give further details. Variety reported soon after that Union, who is Black, believed she was fired because she had asked NBC and the show’s producers to respond to an environment that tolerated racist jokes and remarks from judges and producers. NBC said the investigation "found an overarching culture of diversity on the show.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton.
Julianne Hough mourns her dogs' deaths in touching Instagram tribute
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(CNN) - Julianne Hough is mourning the death of her beloved dogs, Lexi and Harley. The "America's Got Talent" judge on Saturday shared a photo on Instagram of herself cuddling the two "babies." "Pure love is real, it existed through us," Hough wrote in the caption. "Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such." "Thank you Lexi and Harley, for teaching me grace, softening my heart, and showing me love.
'Bigger than AGT': Detroit Youth Choir awaits results after live 'America's Got Talent' performance
DETROIT - The Detroit Youth Choir is waiting to see if it will make the semifinals of "America's Got Talent." Choir members won over the judges during auditions, and they're hoping they did it again with their Tuesday night performance. There was an emotional connection to the Detroit Youth Choir before their performance even began. After their performance the members of the Detroit Youth Choir went to the red carpet and finally had a chance to breathe. Now, the Detroit Youth Choir must wait and see if it has advanced to the semifinals.
4 things to watch for -- Saturday, July 20th
Here's what's coming up Saturday, July 20th, 2019 on Local 4 News Today. 6:05 a.m. -- Moon Landing 50th AnniversarySaturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the first mission to send astronauts to the lunar surface. Friday Question: Name the astronauts who actually stepped foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Name the astronauts who actually stepped foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Entrepenuer Billy MaysGet to know the Local 4 News Today team betterLocal 4 News Today linksCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.