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The BBC reports: Swiss scientists say there is a higher amount of bacteria lurking in beard bristles than in the fur of your dog. Researchers from the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland took swabs from the facial fuzz of 18 men and the necks of 30 dogs, across a range of breeds – that’s the dogs, not the men, by the …

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Playbill reports: In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady on Broadway, NBC Nightly News gave viewers a brand new view: a 360-degree look at a live performance. In the video, viewers can navigate around the stage during the Act 2 opener “Embassy Waltz.” The number features choreography by Christopher Gattelli in the production directed …

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The Tampa Bay Times reports: Wearing a baseball cap, gloves and, it seems, nothing else, a Florida man burglarized a Little League concession stand in Dunedin earlier this month. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is now asking for help in identifying the man, who Greater Dunedin Little League president Susan Semitecolos said caused about $5,000 in damages. According to the …

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Playbill reports: The party is back on—this time on the small screen. Mart Crowley’s 1968 play The Boys in the Band, which received its Broadway premiere in a starry staging last year, will be adapted for Netflix. The project hails from Ryan Murphy, who produced the revival alongside David Stone (also attached to the film version with Ned Martel), as …

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ABC News reports: A Florida man was arrested after being filmed wrestling with a fake alligator in a mall. Gianny Sosa-Hernandez was charged with criminal mischief after damaging the display alligator at The Falls Shopping Center in Miami-Dade County, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. Sosa-Hernandez picks up the alligator before performing a wrestling move on it that police identified …

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Playbill reports: The Tony Awards has partnered with Audience Rewards, Broadway’s only loyalty program for ticket buyers, to present the 2019 Tony Awards Challenge. Entrants will fill out a full Tony Awards ballot and can adjust their choices until June 9, the day of the Tony Awards and its CBS broadcast. Players will be able to create and join leagues …

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Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Florida man is behind bars after a man shot a woman with a water gun containing his own urine. According to an arrest affidavit, Joel Benjamin,71, approached a woman walking her dog on April 13 just before 9:30 p.m. on 58th Street South when he squirted the woman with his own urine several times. …

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The Associated Press reports: A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell. The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department told the Gainesville Sun that a cassowary killed the man Friday on his property near Gainesville, likely using its long claws. Cassowaries are similar to emus and stand up …

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The Tampa Bay Times reports: Three naked Florida women were spotted Wednesday afternoon at the northbound Interstate 75 rest stop area in Wesley Chapel, just south of State Road 54. What unfolded next, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, was not just another bizarre tale of the Sunshine State. The women led troopers on an hour-long chase across east Pasco, …

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Deadline reports: Showtime has released a first-look trailer for the documentary XY Chelsea ahead of its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 1. XY Chelsea will premiere on Showtime on Friday, June 7 at 9 PM ET/PT. Directed by Tim Travers Hawkins and executive produced by Oscar winner Laura Poitras (Risk, Citizenfour), XY Chelsea tells the historic …

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Playbill reports: Proud Mary will keep on rolling into midtown this fall as Tina — The Tina Turner Musical makes its Broadway premiere. The show will begin performances October 12 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with opening night set for November 7. As previously announced, Tony nominee Adrienne Warren will take on the title role of the rock legend, having recently …

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ABC News reports: With just 100 days till its premiere, the trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Lion King” is here. The Jon Favreau-directed film features an all-star cast of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Billy Eichner as Timon. “Life’s not …

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Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man who recently bought a private-island estate for $8 million was arrested Friday after police said he stole about $300 worth of household items from a Key West Kmart. Andrew Lippi, 59, faces a charge of grand theft. According to the arrest report, Lippi bought a Keurig coffee machine for about $150 on March …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Morrissey released his cover of The 5th Dimension’s hit “Wedding Bell Blues” on Monday (April 8). “Oh Bill, I love you so/ I always will/ I look at you and see the passion eyes of May/ Oh but am I ever gonna see my wedding day?” the British rock icon sings over jangly piano and whistling harmonies, …

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Playbill reports: Daniel Fish’s reimagined revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! officially opens on Broadway today at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it has been in preview performance since March 19. The cast is led by Rebecca Naomi Jones (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Significant Other) as Laurey and Damon Daunno (Brief Encounter) as Curly. Helmed by Fish, …

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Playbill reports: Before Fosse/Verdon premieres April 9, FX offers a longer inside look at the limited series. Featuring scenes, songs, and new interviews with stars Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams (who play Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, respectively), plus showrunner Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen) and director Thomas Kail (Hamilton), the new video takes viewers behind the scenes as the …

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Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: A 45-year-old Florida man was more than three times over the legal limit while driving a golf cart on a road in The Villages on Thursday evening, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said they were called shortly before 7:45 p.m. to East County Road 466 and Morse Boulevard after a passerby saw Dean …

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The Miami Herald reports: Sometimes a Florida man makes it so easy for law enforcement. In this particular instance, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said that Ronnie Dillon Willis, 25, returned to the Winter Haven home of a woman who was being interviewed by officers. Marta Diaz had called deputies to report that her 2009 Jeep Patriot had been stolen …

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Deadline reports: The seriously creepy teaser for Warner Bros’ Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix has landed, and you don’t need to be clown-phobic to get the heebie-jeebies. Set to the strains of Jimmy Durante’s “Smile,” the ultra-dark teaser begins with a voice-over from Phoenix’s Arthur, who says his mother “told me I had a purpose to bring laughter and joy to …

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Deadline reports: Piece by piece, the clearances for The Kelly Clarkson Show have come in. Today, NBC Universal said the syndicated talk show set to launch in the fall is set for 99% of the country. The hour-long talker has been sold to 200-plus stations, including the top 165 markets, ahead of its September 9 kickoff, said Tracie Wilson, EVP …

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