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Billboard Magazine reports: The category is: renewal! FX, the now Disney-owned basic cable network, has picked up Pose, the ball scene drama from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, for a third season merely a week after its sophomore season debut. (Season two was announced after six of eight freshman season episodes aired.) The renewal comes as the drama, …

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Tampa’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Florida man in Hillsborough County is facing drug charges after a deputy caught him playing Pokemon Go in a closed Tampa park. Jonathan Ortiz, 29, was found in Beacon Meadows Park after hours by a Hillsborough deputy. A Hillsborough deputy observed Ortiz had marijuana in plain view and also noted Ortiz was actively trying …

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Playbill reports: Father’s Day was a bacchanalia at the Hammerstein Ballroom when theatre’s hottest dancers took to the stage for Broadway Bares: Take Off. This year, the 29th edition of show raised $2,006,192, breaking the previous record of $1.91 million. The cast and crew’s online fundraiser, Stripathon, raised $1,066,129, marking the first time it passed the $1 million mark, and …

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CNN reports: A Pakistani politician suffered a major catastrophe when his press conference was live-streamed on social media last week. A briefing by Shaukat Yousafzai, a regional minister in northwest Pakistan, was broadcast on his Tehreek-e-Insaf party’s official Facebook page Friday, in an attempt to keep constituents in the loop about local issues. But the video attracted attention for an …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Confused as to why Miley Cyrus has suddenly re-branded as a more cookie-cutter pop star named Ashley O (especially after releasing a new EP under her own name two weeks ago)? Never fear, Miley stans: Ashley O is simply the character that Cyrus plays in a new episode of Netflix’s sci-fi anthology Black Mirror, and “On A …

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Click Orlando reports: A Florida man has been arrested and charged after the Palm Bay Police Department said he stole pool floats for sex “instead of raping woman.” Authorities stopped Christopher Monnin, 35, on his bike around 1:25 a.m. Thursday as a suspicious person. According to officials, in the past seven months, the city of Palm Bay has been plagued …

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The Palm Beach Post reports: Florida man has done it again. A Sumter County man and his wife recently had one heck of a gender reveal. To assist them, they enlisted the help of a 10-foot alligator. Chad Wright and Stacie Childs-Wright of Lake Panasoffkee had a gender reveal party last week. They used Amos, their pet alligator, to help …

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Billboard Magazine reports: When John Meglen and Celine Dion’s husband and manager René Angélil first announced plans for her Las Vegas residency in 2003, the response from the music business was mostly bewilderment. “Everybody thought we were crazy,” Meglen told Billboard in February. Las Vegas “was kind of a place you went on the downside of your career,” and many …

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Playbill reports: “The very first review from Variety: ‘There are no memorable songs in this musical,‘” begins the newly released trailer for Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles. It’s hard to believe that the musical that has survived generations and been translated into multiple languages, almost didn’t get made. In this new documentary, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, producer Harold Prince, and original star …

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Playbill reports: Jumping from 1988 to March 27, 1990 (the very day the Queen of Pop debuted her ode to the dance form), the sophomore season of the FX series Pose finds the ball community—comprised largely of trans folk of color—grappling with the unexpected spotlight cast on their art and the repercussions that might follow. “If you’re marginalized and finally …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man was caught with cocaine on his nose during a traffic stop in Hillsborough County, according to deputies. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said two deputies pulled over a car and noticed the passenger, Fabricio Jimenez, 20, of New Port Richey, had a white powdery substance on his nose. Jimenez’s nose was swabbed, and …

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Click Orlando reports: A Florida man was injured in a crash Saturday after stealing a mail truck and leading police on a chase, according to the Holly Hill Police Department. A mail carrier said Jesse Estep approached her outside the mail truck parked at Florida Health Care in Holly Hill, pointed a canister of Mace at her and demanded the …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Music videos generate the highest return-on-investment for YouTube despite making up a relatively small percentage of all videos uploaded, according to a new analysis by the global video and music search engine and analytics platform Pex. The study concludes that music is “crucial” to the video-sharing platform’s profits, despite representing only about 5% of all videos uploaded. …

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Playbill reports: Multi-award-winning singer-actor-director Barbra Streisand will play New York City’s Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years. The internationally acclaimed artist will perform in concert August 3 at 8 PM. Tickets will go on sale June 17 at 9 AM ET via Ticketmaster. “There are no fans like New York fans!” said Streisand in a statement, …

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Buzzfeed reports: A charter-boat captain in Sarasota, Florida, was arrested Sunday for boating under the influence. But after police interviewed several witnesses, they quickly pieced together a horrifying narrative of a boat ride that allegedly involved alcohol, cocaine, gunshots, manhandling, and a hostage situation. Records provided to BuzzFeed News by the Sarasota Police Department detailed written statements from at least …

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Newsweek reports: A Florida man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly covered his sleeping girlfriend in ketchup because he thought she was having an affair. Peter Wagman, 37, from Pinellas Park, was charged with domestic battery for pouring a large quantity of tomato sauce on his 41-year-old girlfriend after the couple had “been in arguments over infidelity by …

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Playbill reports: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Broadway Bares Fire Island fundraiser returned to the Pines June 1. Directed and choreographed by Michael Lee Scott, the 2019 event raised a record $78,227. The Fire Island adaptation of the annual New York City fundraiser featured Bares dancers performing steamy production numbers based on Broadway productions including The Cher Show, On The …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Dressed like a rainbow with all of the colors, Taylor Swift used her platform on iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango stage to perform several of her hits and to show support to the LGBTQ community. “It’s wonderful to be spending this particular evening with you because today is the first day of Pride Month,” she told Saturday night’s (June …

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Dammit, I meant to repost this gem yesterday: As June 1 rolls around, theatre aficionados enthusiastically share an easily searchable video of Leslie Uggams performing Carousel’s “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” on the Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C. The Tony winner makes her way through the song, but not without adding her own gibberish lyrics. “Well, it poured like …

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Tampa’s Fox affiliate reports: A Florida man who told deputies he broke into a home because he was being chased by alligators is now behind bars. Deputies responded to a break-in at a home on Emilia Lane in the Verona Walk community on Tuesday evening. That’s where the homeowner says he found 30-year-old Bryan Berkley in the kitchen. When questioned, …

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