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"Kinky Boots" leads Tony noms, Willie Nelson is 80

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 - 01:09

Apr 30 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including ''Kinky Boots'' leads the Tony nominations, Willie Nelson turns 80, and ''Downton Abbey'' launches a clothing line. Bob Mezan reports.

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The nominations for the Tony awards have been announced and the musical "Kinky Boots" earned 13 nods, including best musical. The show, which has a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, just edged out British import "Matilda," which" earned 12 nominations. Joining them in the best musical category is "Bring It On: The Musical" and "A Christmas Story: The Musical." The Tonys will be handed out on June 9. Willie Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday (April 30). The legendary country music star is in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center Honors. He's been writing and singing songs for decades and still continues to tour for more than 200 days out of the year. Finally, fans of "Downton Abbey" can now dress like their favorite characters. Carnival Films, the production company behind the period drama, has announced that they're launching a clothing line inspired by the show's Edwardian-era costumes. In addition to clothes, the company will also market "Downton" themed homeware, wallpaper, and beauty products.

"Kinky Boots" leads Tony noms, Willie Nelson is 80

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 - 01:09

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