Pelley out at ‘CBS Evening News’

CBS’ effort to brand itself as the home of hard-edged newscasts has achieved commercial success in the morning, but not so much in the evening — and CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley paid the price for it with his job.

The network announced Wednesday that Pelley will return full time to 60 Minutes, the flagship newsmagazine where he divided his time in the six years since he replaced Katie Couric as evening news anchor. Twenty-year CBS veteran Anthony Mason will fill in on the evening news until a permanent successor is chosen.

Tony presenters announced

Kevin Spacey will have some starry names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Wilde have all signed up to help present trophies.

Spacey, who won Oscars for the movies The Usual Suspects and American Beauty and a Tony Award in 1991 in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers, is making his debut as host of the telecast on June 11.

Tony nominees Josh Groban, Bette Midler and Ben Platt will also be on hand for the show, but Tony organizers haven’t yet revealed what songs will be performed during the telecast.

Actress adjusting to super role

Gal Gadot has been wielding Wonder Woman’s golden lasso for more than a year, but the actress still doesn’t see herself as a superhero.

Gadot says in a recent interview that even though she’s seen the Wonder Woman movie in theaters Friday, it hasn’t totally sunk in that she’s portraying the iconic heroine.

Gadot spent more than six months training in swordplay and on horseback to play Wonder Woman, but says wearing her classic blue-and-red costume made her feel most like an Amazon warrior.