Mon, Sep 27, 2021 3:58 AM
By Oscar Wells Gabriel II, Associated Press
R. KELLY JURY RESUMES DELIBERATIONS TODAY
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal jury in R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial returns to work today. The panel got the case Friday and it's unclear how far they've gotten in deliberations. Before breaking for the weekend, they asked for testimony and evidence about one woman who accused Kelly of assault. This one said she asked to interview Kelly in Salt Lake City and was flown by him to Chicago. There, she says she was locked in a studio for days without food before being drugged and raped by Kelly. She also says she never got the interview.
CORONER: MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS DIED OF DRUG OVERDOSE
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner has confirmed what had been suspected from the start about actor Michael K. Williams' death: it was drugs. Officials say the actor had several drugs in his system when he died Sept. 6 in Brooklyn, including fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. Williams was 54. He's best remembered for playing Omar Little on “The Wire” — and was an Emmy nominee this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical" was a big winner at last night's Tony Awards. The adaptation of the 2001 movie won for best new musical. Producer Carmen Pavlovic said she shares the award with all the Broadway shows that struggled to survive during the pandemic. In all, “Moulin Rouge” won 10 Tonys last night, two shy of the mark of 12 set by “The Producers.”
TONY AWARDS - LIST
NEW YORK (AP) — Select winners at the Tony Awards, presented Sunday night in New York City:
Best Book of a Musical: “Jagged Little Pill,” Diablo Cody
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” Christopher Nightingale
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Andrew Burnap, “The Inheritance”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Mary-Louise Parker, “The Sound Inside”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Aaron Tveit, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Adrienne Warren, “Tina - The Tina Turner Musical”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: David Alan Grier, “A Soldier’s Play”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Lois Smith, “The Inheritance”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Danny Burstein, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lauren Patten, “Jagged Little Pill”
Best Direction of a Play: Stephen Daldry, “The Inheritance”
Best Direction of a Musical: Alex Timbers, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
“SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS” WINS BOX OFFICE AGAIN
UNDATED (AP) — For the fourth straight week, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the nation's top movie. It picked up another $13.3 million in ticket sales over the weekend. That brings its domestic total to $196.5 million. And that pushes it past “Black Widow” as highest-grossing movie during the pandemic. Finishing second is “Dear Evan Hansen,” the movie adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway hit. It pulled in $7.5 million in its first weekend in theaters.
JESSICA CHASTAIN WINS AWARD AT SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Jessica Chastain's portrayal of disgraced televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker has earned her an award in Spain. She's been named co-winner of the top acting award at the San Sebastian film festival. Chastain is sharing the honor for best lead performance with a 16-year-old actor who starred in a Danish movie.
“JEOPARDY!” CHAMP REACHES $1 MILLION MILESTONE
NEW YORK (AP) — Amid all the talk and controversy over who gets to host “Jeopardy!,” there's been little said about someone who should be getting attention for winning on the long-running game show. Matt Amodio has won more than $1 million in non-tournament play. That makes him only the third person in the show's history to reach the seven-figure mark. He joins Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer in the $1 million club, though both have more than doubled Amodio's total earnings
V.P. HARRIS' LIVE INTERVIEW ON “THE VIEW” DELAYED BY COVID-19 RESULTS FOR 2 HOSTS
NEW YORK (AP) — Kamala Harris' first visit back to “The View” since becoming vice president would have made news no matter what. But what has gotten the most attention was something that went down before the interview began. The chat was delayed when two hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were told to leave the set just as the live show began — after testing positive for COVID-19. They did, and the show went on with one big change. Instead of being on set with the hosts, Harris was interviewed from another room at the ABC studio in New York. The White House says Harris had no contact with either host who tested positive.