The Broadway transfer of Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day The Musical is hoping to triumph at this year’s Tony Awards.
The show is up for seven prizes including best musical, director (Matthew Warchus) and original score.
Based on the 1993 film starring Bill Murray, the musical also had a successful run in London’s West End.
Tim will be hoping he can win a Tony for his score this time around, having missed out in the same category for Matilda the Musical back in 2013.
Groundhog Day won two Oliver awards last month, including best new musical and best actor in a musical for Andy Karl – who is also nominated for a Tony for his Broadway transfer performance.
Other big name stars nominated for this year’s awards include Frasier star David Hyde Pierce (Hello Dolly!), who will compete against singer Josh Groban who made his Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon are also in the running for their roles in the revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.
Danny DeVito and Nathan Lane are also up for acting honours, as is Bette Midler.
The Tony Awards will be presented on 11 June at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall in a ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey.
In the early days, Snape was on Voldermort’s side until he changed allegiance because of his love for Harry’s mother, Lily Potter. He then became a spy for Dumbledore and was killed by Voldermort’s snake at the Battle of Hogwarts.
Another Twitter user, Blake Leyer, wrote: “It gutted me. I sobbed. SOBBED. Sirius was the next worst loss for me. The worst for my daughter it was Lupin.”
And Dean tweeted: “He didn’t think they SHOULD be together he never wanted to force her into anything, he just loved her.”
Five weeks after his birth, celebrity parents Cheryl and Liam Payne are reported to have named their baby son Bear.
If they’d chosen ‘John’ or ‘David’ the moment might have gone under the social media radar. However, announcing the newborn would be known as ‘Bear Payne’ prompted both a bemused and amused reaction from fans.
Initially responses were a mix of incredulity from some with others defending the unusual choice but the conversation fairly quickly moved on to wisecracks, snappy gags and puns.
While Niv, for instance, was unconvinced on Twitter, @FantasyAlien_ defended the couple’s choice in reference to Kim Kardashian’s choice of names for her children.
Also on Facebook, Justine Johnson Cooke didn’t have a problem with the forename Bear, but thought the whole thing was a bit much: “Cheryl and Liam have called their baby boy Bear… not sure what I think about the full name being Bear Payne though.”
However, more than any other reaction, many people could not resist making quips.
@sgsanvrs tweeted: “I hope the kid can bear the payne of having that name for the rest of his life.”
While Sean Perry pointed out an example when the name may be of particular use.
And while a lot of users posted spoof gifs of Liam’s One Direction band mates showing their less than complimentary reactions to the news, beargooduk on Instagram had something much kinder to say about the controversial process of naming babies.
“To all the kids out there with unusual names “Hurrah!”, to all the kids out there with #normalnames “Hurrah!”. As long as they’re happy, healthy and loved, who cares?”
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Peter Kay has said there will be no more episodes of TV sitcom Car Share.
Series two reaches its climax on BBC One later, but many fans have already seen the finale on BBC iPlayer and know what happens between John and Kayleigh.
But the star told BBC Radio Manchester there will be no series three and no Christmas specials.
Asked whether John would ever switch from Forever FM to Radio Manchester, Kay replied: “There’s not going to be a series three so it won’t ever happen.”
He added: “You’ve got to get out while the going’s good. No Christmas special, no.”
Viewers have been waiting throughout series two to find out whether John – played by Kay – finally gets together with his passenger Kayleigh, played by Sian Gibson.
‘Quit while you’re ahead’
Kay said: “I am absolutely delighted and overwhelmed by everybody’s support and the fact that everyone’s loved it so much has been wonderful for everyone who’s made it, but you’re better quitting while you’re ahead.
“There’s only so much you can do in a car and the last thing you want to do is ruin it because I think it’s a lovely thing.
“It’s been wonderful working with Sian, who’s one of my closest friends in the world. We have a good laugh but I think sometimes you’ve got to just leave things.
“You need good ideas – that’s the problem. You need good strong stories. A lot of series tend to go on for one series too many, especially with comedies, and I think people say ‘ooh, it’s gone off, that’.
More Phoenix Nights?
“If you’re struggling and you just get a sense when you’re writing that you might be running out of ideas, that’s when I think you should walk away.”
Kay, who also co-writes and directs Car Share, also revealed he’s had the opportunity to make more of his Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights – but hasn’t got around to it.
He said: “I love Phoenix Nights and I would love to go back. I’ve got a lot of ideas about Phoenix Nights.
“In fact there’s a whole series three been written for about 15 years but so many things get in the way in life like touring and being a father. Real life continues and Car Share takes about a year to make and edit.”
Among their claims about his spending, they say he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to employ a sound engineer to read him his lines on film sets.
The actor has used the method “for years to feed him lines during film production”, according to a court document that was filed on Monday.
“Depp insisted that this sound engineer be kept on yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorise his lines,” according to the papers, written by attorney Michael Kump on behalf of The Management Group’s Joel and Robert Mandel.
In the new document, The Management Group (TMG) said the Pirates of the Caribbean star may have “compulsive spending disorder” and needs “a mental examination”.
He originally sued them for fraud, but in an amended complaint filed on Monday, the firm said they “did everything possible to protect Depp from his own irresponsible and profligate spending” before he fired them in March 2016.
According to the reports, they claim he spent more than $75m (£58m) to acquire and improve on 14 residences, including a chain of islands in the Bahamas, multiple houses in Hollywood and a 45-acre chateau in the south of France.
They also say he bought 45 luxury vehicles, 70 collectible guitars and enough Hollywood memorabilia to fill 12 storage facilities.
Depp spent up to $1.2m (£930,000) a year for a “personal on-call physician” and “millions more to employ an army of attorneys”, they allege.
They say the lawyers bailed him out of legal crises and made a series of “hush money settlements” – details of which will be revealed if there is a trial.
And they dismissed as “laughable” a claim by a lawyer for Depp that he spent $30,000 (£23,300) a month on wine as an “investment”.
“Depp would be hard pressed to find a single bottle of wine that he purchased during his tenure with TMG that he or his various companions have not yet consumed,” they said.
“Wine is not an investment if you drink it as soon as you buy it.”
It says its requests would add about $156m in costs for the major production companies, which include firms such as 21st Century Fox and Time Warner.
“The undeniable truth is that these costs are very affordable for these profitable companies,” it said in a post on its website.
About 96% of more than 6,000 WGA members voted to strike last week. Some took to social media to express solidarity, changing pictures on Twitter to spotlight their support.
A strike would first affect topical shows, such as Saturday Night Live, which have enjoyed higher ratings since the election of Donald Trump as President, who has proved an popular target for news satire.
The impact would be felt more slowly elsewhere.
But analysts said the threat posed by online services, such as Amazon and Netflix, puts pressure on major broadcasters and cable companies to avoid a work stoppage.
The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents conglomerates such as Comcast Corp, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp, said last week it is “committed to reaching a deal … that keeps the industry working.”
Stephen Burke, a Comcast executive, told investors last week he was “optimistic” that the issues would be resolved.
“Strikes aren’t good for anybody,” he said. “The people on both sides of the table tend to lose and I’m hopeful that we’re going to get it done.”
The last WGA strike – a 100-day stoppage in 2007-2008 – cost the Californian economy an estimated $2.1 billion in lost output, according to a Milken Institute review.
TV viewership dropped 21% in the first week, according to Nielsen figures.
Online television was in its infancy at the time. Today, Amazon and Netflix are major competitors for eyeballs and have a deep reserve of programs to buffer them from viewer demands for new content.
Those companies are not exempt from union demands.
But they would be likely to emerge as big winners in any prolonged strike, which could lead to “lasting changes in viewership patterns”, Barclays Capital analyst Kannan Venkateshwar wrote in a research note.
Theodore Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix, told investors last month that the firm was “keeping an eye” on the situation and some productions could be held up by a strike.
“Our fingers are crossed that, that won’t happen,” he said.
It has never been found so the artist Andrew Crummy and a team of volunteers recreated the panel.
It is one of 160 panels in the tapestry.
The tapestry was the idea of author Alexander McCall Smith and illustrates Scotland’s history. Each panel covers a different period of Scottish history, from the Battle of Bannockburn to the reconvening of the Scottish parliament in 1999.
It took more than 1,000 volunteers over 50,000 hours to complete the work and at 143m (469ft) long it is thought to be the world’s longest embroidered tapestry.
The replacement panel has been created by the seven original stitchers, all of whom live in or near Roslin.
Margaret Humphries, Jean Lindsay, Anne Beedie, Jinty Murray, Barbara Stokes, Fiona McIntosh and Phillipa Peat worked for hundreds of hours to embroider the replacement.
Ms McIntosh said: “We were all devastated that our panel had been stolen, but we are happy now that it has been remade and delighted that it will once again take its place with the rest of the tapestry.”
The new panel closely resembles the original, but “some subtle design differences” have been added to distinguish it from the original.
Project historian Alistair Moffat said: “What the women of Roslin have achieved is something remarkable: not only have they refused to let the miserable people who stole the original panel win, they have also poured all their love and labour into creating a stunning new panel of the Apprentice Pillar that is even more powerful.
“Their panel will have a special place in my heart and it will join its companions in the new building to house the tapestry in Galashiels.”
Child stars have been a crucial part of Hollywood for generations, but many of them choose totally different careers in adulthood.
The second season of Netflix’s hugely popular drama Stranger Things will premiere on Halloween 2017, the streaming service confirmed earlier this year.
The show stars Winona Ryder and David Harbour but also relies heavily on its cast of child actors, who play some of the main characters.
The young stars have been praised for their performances in the show, and could well have bright futures in Hollywood ahead of them.
But the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry isn’t for everyone.
For every Drew Barrymore or Jodie Foster, there are plenty of child actors who chose to go in totally different directions in their adult years.
Here are six child stars who left acting behind to pursue new careers.
You might not recognise the name, but Ostrum played Charlie in the big-screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The 1971 film saw Ostrum appear alongside four other child actors as one of Willy Wonka’s five golden ticket winners.
“Everybody thinks that acting is such a glamorous profession, but it’s a difficult profession,” he said after starring in the film.
That may explain why he quit acting and became a vet as an adult instead.
Some of the other young actors in the film picked up a few more big screen roles in the years after the film, but nearly all drifted away from Hollywood.
Michael Bollner, who played Augustus Gloop, for example, now works as an accountant in Munich.
In the 1990s, it was difficult to go to the cinema without seeing a film with Mara Wilson in it.
She starred in Miracle on 34th Street, Mrs Doubtfire, A Simple Wish and Matilda.
But then, as she entered her teenage years, the former child actress retreated from the limelight.
“I was 13 and I was awkward, and I was gawky, and I was not a very cute kid anymore,” Wilson told The Huffington Post in 2013.
“So, Hollywood didn’t really want me at that point, and I was kind of over it too. So, after a while, it feels like a mutual breakup. That’s the way that I’d describe it.”
Wilson is now a writer and released a book last year called Where Am I Now?
She also came out as bisexual in support of the victims of the attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando.
Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird was an instant literary phenomenon when it was first released in 1960, and is still considered a classic.
When the inevitable big-screen adaptation was made, Mary Badham was hired to play the role of Scout, the young girl who serves as the book’s narrator.
Badham became the youngest actress ever nominated for the best supporting actress category at the Oscars after her appearance in the film (although the record was broken a decade later by the marginally younger Tatum O’Neal).
She went on to act in a few other films released in the 1960s, but then gave up on the profession for the rest of her life – with one exception.
Badham was coaxed out of retirement for a minor role in one film – 2005’s Our Very Own – after its director, Cameron Watson, said he wouldn’t accept any other actress for the part.
She now works an art restorer and a college testing coordinator, but often writes about her experiences on Mockingbird and attended a special screening of the film with President Obama in 2012.
“When I retired, I was at an in-between age. I wasn’t a child anymore, I wasn’t really a woman yet and they weren’t really writing scripts for that age,” she said later that year.
Not many of us can claim to have started our career at the age of three – but that’s exactly what Shirley Temple did.
As a child actress, she starred in a whole host of films, including Bright Eyes, The Little Princess, Heidi and Captain January.
But in her adult years, she entered politics and public affairs, becoming a Republican fundraiser and serving three years as the United States Ambassador to (what was then known as) Czechoslovakia.
She also had a mocktail named after her – which, thank you for asking, consists of ginger ale (or lemonade) and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry.
When Temple died in 2014 at the age of 85, she left behind a remarkable legacy – no child star since has ever come close to equalling her record of being Hollywood’s top box office star for four years in a row.
Mark Lester was just 10 years old when he was cast as Oliver in, er, Oliver.
The film adaptation of the stage musical was released in 1968 – more than 130 years after Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist was first published
Lester took various roles over the following decade but decided to give up acting at the age of 19 and became an osteopath.
“Child actors going on to become adult actors never really works, apart from a few. Jodie Foster was the exception,” he told The Independent.
He and Michael Jackson – who was born in the same year – were close friends, and Lester became godfather to the singer’s three children.
Richards took on a few small acting jobs throughout her childhood, but shot to fame playing Lex Murphy in 1993’s Jurassic Park – a role she filmed when she was just 12 years old.
She briefly reprised the role for The Lost World: Jurassic Park four years later, but then took a step back from acting to focus on her art career.
Richards graduated in 2001 with a degree in fine art and drama and went on to become a successful painter.
But, in 2011, she said: “Being interested in acting never changes. Acting is in your blood, and of course I’ll always be interested in it.”
Which explains why she was briefly tempted back in 2013 for a role in TV movie Battledogs.