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Gold Derby nuggets: Green Day rocks 'American Idiot' | 'Lost' found all over ABC sked | Tony Awards out west

April 23, 2010 |  4:12 pm

American Idiot Tony Awards Green DayGreen Day gave the audience at Thursday night's performance of "American Idiot" on Broadway a special treat as they performed two songs during the curtain call. They played the title track from the 2004 album that is the backbone of this new musical and for an encore did "Basket Case" from their first major label disc "Dookie." As Margaret Pesareports, "For a brief moment, it seemed like a mosh pit was going to break out. Instead, it turned into the ultimate punk-rock singalong, with both the crowd and the cast shouting every word right along with Billie Joe Armstrong." MTV

Jeff Bridgesmay well need to extend his mantlepiece as the awards just keep on coming. AsLee Margulies writes, "Six weeks after winning an Oscar, Jeff Bridges picked up another accolade for 'Crazy Heart' on Thursday night as he and costar Maggie Gyllenhaalwere bestowed Prism Awards, which honor actors, movies and TV shows that 'accurately depict and bring attention to substance abuse and mental health issues.'" Other winners included "The Soloist" for its depiction of mental health issues and both the original "Law & Order" and the spin-off "SVU." THE ENVELOPE

Dylan Stableford recaps the winners of the National Magazine Awards, noting that "New York magazine captured four Ellies -- the most it’s won since 2007, when it took five -- including one for general excellence, and the New Yorker won three, part of Condé Nast’s impressive bounty.Condé Nast won eight awards in all, including Glamour’s upset of New York and the Atlantic for the first-ever Magazine of the Year award." THE WRAP

Lost_Logo • "Lost" will be found everywhere on the ABC prime-time grid as it signs off after six seasons. The penultimate episode airs in the regular Tuesday night time slot on May 18. On Saturday, May 22, the alphabet net will run the two-hour pilot that first screened in Sept. 2004. The following night, the entire four-hour block of prime time will be given over to "Lost." First there will be a two-hour retrospective of the Emmy Award-winning series and then the two-hour finale to (hopefully) wrap up all the mysteries. And after the local news, there will be a special edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." TV SQUAD

Hollie McKay reports on the red carpet woes of actor Michael Avmen, who has filed a $50-million lawsuit against the academy for not letting him into this year's Academy Awards. "On the afternoon of March 7th, the actor and his wife dressed up for the Oscars and an usher for the event transported them from where they were staying at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to a “resolution desk” where an Academy employee they had been communicating with was working. Avmen alleges that despite repeated requests to be able to return to the Roosevelt, he and his wife were 'held against their will' for six hours in the Academy’s 'detention center,' interrogated about how they were able to get onto the red carpet without tickets, and accused of lying and trespassing. FOX NEWS

• Fans of the Tony Awards who find themselves on the other coast come June 13 can attend a viewing party hosted by nine-time Tony champ Tommy Tune. Capping off the evening will be the presentation of the Julie Harris lifetime achievement award -- named for one of the theater greats who won a record five lead actress Tony Awards in her stellar career -- to Tony champ Brian Stokes Mitchell ("Kiss Me Kate") by Annette Bening. The theater and TV vet serves as president of the Actors Fund, which is holding the fundraiser at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. ACTORS FUND


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Top photo: "American Idiot" playbill. Credit: St. James Theater

Middle photo: "Lost" logo. Credit: ABC

Bottom photo: Tony Awards logo. Credit: American Theater Wing

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