Ben Platt On ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film + More News

Tony Award winner Ben Platt recently broke his silence regarding the reactions to the critically-panned 2021 film version of Dear Evan Hansen
Tony Award winner Ben Platt (image via official Facebook)

Some news items you might have missed:

New York Times: Tony Award winner Ben Platt on the reactions to the critically-panned 2021 film version of Dear Evan Hansen – “It was definitely a disappointing experience, and difficult, and it definitely opened my eyes to the internet and how horrific it can be…I find that Twitter is almost exclusively for tearing people down…It’s been really nice to be away.”

CNN: Out news anchor Shepard Smith will exit CNBC later this year after the network announced that it will cancel “The News with Shepard Smith.” This comes just two years after CNBC launched the show with hopes that a straight down-the-middle news program would resonate with its audience.

Daily Caller: The right-wing outlet posted an op-ed encouraging Republican Senators to (gasp!) vote in favor of codifying same-sex marriage.

JoeMyGod: Far-right asshat Charlie Kirk is trying to grift off of the midterm elections by selling Doomsday Meals for $250 because “who knows how the Democrats are going to react?”

NBC News: Troy Faulkner, of Ohio — who smashed in a window at the Capitol while he was wearing a jacket bearing his painting company’s name and phone number — was handed a five-month prison sentence by Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell.

Xtra: Out indie pop twins Tegan and Sara are back with their tenth album, Crybaby.

The LP’s closing track, “Whatever That Was,”  is a concoction of soft rock and hypnotic lo-fi. It’s a quiet rumination on a failed relationship that ultimately offers some catharsis and freedom, even through the heartache.