Revisiting Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming’s Most WTF Tony Awards Costumes

first_imgShakespeare Chic Is In This SeasonAfter Something Rotten! Tony nominees Brad Oscar and Brian d’Arcy James performed “A Musical,” the co-hosts wanted to see what all the Renaissance fashion fuss was about. Alan seemed to ditch the traditional codpiece in favor of his purple shorts, but they still looked like they’d fit in with Shakespeare and his posse. Nothing Says Swanky Like No PantsKristin and Alan kicked off the night with snazzy style. She was dressed in a sexy Chicago-esque black tuxedo jacket dress and he showed off his…um…knobby knees in an eggplant-hued short suit. Well, at least we knew were in for a lighthearted evening. From A Whole ‘Nother WorldImmediately after Fun Home Tony nominee Sydney Lucas brought everyone to tears with her “Ring of Keys” performance, Kristin joined Alan on stage in an—wait for it—E.T. costume. First, we thought, “WTF?” and then Alan explained: “I said Fun Home. Not phone home.” Well…it was out of this world, that’s for sure. Star Files I Keep A Cheno Under My Hoop SkirtAlan and Kristin swapped gender roles while spoofing the Tony-winning revival of The King and I. Alan looked splendid in the iconic “Shall We Dance?” dress and Cheno emerged from under his petticoat in a hilariously bad bald cap and King of Siam garb. Even presenter Rose Byrne could barely contain herself. Dance To Your Own Tommy TuneAlan and Kristin switched back to straight-up classy during a tribute to Tommy Tune, who received the Lifetime Achievement Tony. Kristin looked smashing in her red satin Oscar de la Renta dress and Alan embraced the modern day cabaret style with his metallic blue lounge jacket. Smokin’ hot. View Comments We positively loved Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth’s gig as hosts of the 69th Annual Tony Awards for many reasons, but we can all agree that their costume changes stole the whole show. Is that a purple short suit? Did she just crawl out from under that dress? OMG, is that…E.T.?! From dashing duds to goofy guises, Kristin and Alan didn’t drop the ball once and had us belly laughing all night long. Here’s a roundup of our favorite outfits the pair wore while emceeing Broadway’s big night. Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Vermont Yankee back up to 100 percent

first_imgAs of 3 pm, today, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon is at 100-percent power (~ 615 megawatts MWe). The plant has operated continuously since returning to service from the October 2008 refueling outage – a total of 297 days.On Monday, Vermont Yankee notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a supervisor tested positive during a random fitness for duty test Monday morning. The employee was a supervisor in the plant’s maintenance department. The employee’s site access has been revoked, and a review of previous work is being performed. The fitness for duty program is regulated by the NRC and applies to all persons who work in the nuclear industry. VY has a fitness for duty program that helps ensure a drug and alcohol free workplace. There was no threat to public health or safety as a result of Monday’s incident.VY’s annual Safety Day celebration was held on Thurs., Aug. 27. Highlighting this year’s Safety Day was a special program, recognizing that the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) has formally upgraded VY’s status in the Green Mountain Voluntary Protection Program to Star Level. Approval into GMVPP Star status is VOSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding effort made by the VY team on achieving commendable occupational safety and health work standards. The event included a GMVPP STAR flag raising ceremony.Source: Entergy Vermont Yankee. 9/2/2009last_img read more