Entertainment

TRAILER: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Via ABC News: The first teaser trailer of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” just debuted this morning on “GMA” and the film looks to be a character-driven story, featuring the usual “Star Wars” action you know and love. “Rogue One” is a brand new “Star Wars” movie set just before 1977’s iconic “A New Hope.” The plot focuses on ...

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TRAILER: The BFG

Directed by Steven Spielberg. USA Today recaps: He’s big, he’s friendly and he’s a giant. And we’re very happy to see him. A new trailer for Disney’s adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl children’s book The BFG (aka the Big Friendly Giant) hit the Internet, and it’s just as magical, just as emotional, and just as terrifying as the book ...

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Chita Rivera & More At Broadway Backwards [VIDEOS]

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has posted some of the full performances from this year’s installment of Broadway Backwards, where men perform show tunes written for women and vice versa. Watch as Tony-winning legend Chita Rivera (she’s 83!) takes on All I Think About Is Love, from Chicago. Other highlights below include Jay Johnson’s Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, from ...

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At Carnegie Hall’s Bowie Tribute Concert [VIDEO]

Last night Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Ann Wilson, Michael Stipe, Rickie Lee Jones, Laurie Anderson, the Flaming Lips, and many others performed at Carnegie Hall’s tribute concert to David Bowie. Watch some fan-made performance clips below and see the set list.

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Longtime Writer For The Simpsons: I Finally Outed Waylon Smithers As A Show Of Love For My Gay Son

After 27 seasons, Waylon Smithers finally comes out of the closet on Sunday’s episode of the The Simpsons. As it turns out, there’s a great inside story too. Eric Hegedus reports at the New York Post: Longtime show writer Rob LaZebnik tells The Post he penned the episode in support of his own 21-year-old son, Johnny, who is gay. “I ...

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Fox TV And A+E Threaten North Carolina Boycott

Variety reports: A+E Networks and 21st Century Fox may refrain from filming future projects in North Carolina if the state does not repeal a controversial law that bars local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances. The companies have stopped short, however, of withdrawing current projects from the state. Principal photography on “Shots Fired,” a drama series for Fox Broadcasting produced by 20th Century ...

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Anything Can Be A Musical [VIDEO]

Via Entertainment Weekly: It’s getting harder for Stephen Colbert to repress his inner musical urges. After recently dueting with Anna Kendrick and Tom Hiddleston, the Late Show host got another huge opportunity to show off his pipes when Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star Rachel Bloom stopped by Tuesday’s show. Colbert began by asking Bloom, in his standard interview style, about ...

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Oscar Winner Patty Duke Dies At Age 69

Via USA Today: Patty Duke, the teen who won an Oscar for The Miracle Worker and later played “identical cousins” in her own TV sitcom, has died. She was 69. The news was confirmed Tuesday by one of her representatives, Mitchell Stubbs. “Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce passed away this morning March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am,” his statement read. “Her ...

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones

TIME recaps: HBO released the latest trailer for the sixth season of Game of Thrones and if one thing is (unsurprisingly) clear, there’s going to be a lot of death. The 30-second clip begins with Tyrion cautioning someone: “Are you afraid? You should be. You’re in the great game now.” “We are sinful creatures. We deserve death. We all do,” ...

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GEORGIA: Time Warner, Netflix, CBS, NBC, AMC, Discovery, And Spielberg Join Pro-LGBT Coalition

An avalanche of major Hollywood production companies and networks are backing ABC/Disney in pressuring Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto his state’s pending anti-LGBT bill. Deadline reports: In what is virtually now a unanimous and united stance against Georgia’s move to allow discrimination against the LGBT community, CBS, NBCUniversal, Discovery and Open Road Films have joined the effort to get ...

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Comedian Gary Shandling Dies At Age 66

Variety has the story: Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling, known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died, TMZ reported on Thursday. He died at an L.A. hospital on Thursday, according to the outlet. A cause of death has not been released. He was not known to be suffering from any illnesses, and just ...

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HOLLYWOOD: Movie Industry Bigwigs Urge Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill

A coalition of major Hollywood figures have signed a joint letter urging Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto his state’s pending anti-LGBT bill. Among the boldface names are Rob Reiner, Lee Daniels, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Gus Van Sant, and Harvey Weinstein. Read it below. The letter was coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign, which earlier this week pressured Disney ...

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Highlights From Broadway Backwards 2016 [VIDEO]

Last night I had the pleasure of once again attending Broadway’s greatest and gayest night, the 11th annual Broadway Backwards, a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the NYC LGBT Center in which show tunes written for women are sung by men and vice versa. Watch this year’s highlight reel below and see a cavalcade of Broadway royalty including ...

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Hillary Makes Broad City Cameo [VIDEO]

Via Rolling Stone: No matter how many delegates Hillary Clinton picks up during Tuesday’s primaries, the Democratic frontrunner will undoubtedly receive a bigger boost among young voters the next night: She’s making a guest appearance episode of Broad City. Comedy Central has released a preview clip of the candidate’s cameo, and — given the extent to which Abbi and Ilana ...

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Xena: Lesbian Warrior Princess

Via Jezebel: It was never outright stated that our ’90s childhood icon Xena: Warrior Princess was gay, but plenty of subtext was given to those who watched the series religiously. Well, Xena will definitely be gay in the reboot. This time around, there won’t be any suggestiveness about Xena’s (Lucy Lawless) relationship with her sheroic partner Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor). Xena ...

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TRAILER: Sausage Party

Deadline calls this a “filthy masterpiece.” They write: “What the [expletive] did I just watch?” That’s the first thing I tweeted after the credits ended on Sausage Party. The eight-years-in-the-making animated film — directed by Greg Tiernan (Thomas & Friends) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens) and written by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir ...

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Hamilton Star Raps At White House [VIDEO]

Coolest president ever. CNN reports: It’s not every day the President of the United States plays back up to someone else — let alone tells someone to “drop the beat” — but that’s just what happened in a video the White House posted on Monday evening. President Barack Obama flipped through cue cards as Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Broadway ...

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The Other Wachowski: I’m Transgender Too

From the Chicagoist: The second creator behind the Matrix trilogy and other reality-contorting content has come out as transgender today. In a letter released to Windy City Times, writer-director Lilly Wachowski explained why she’s making the announcement now. “In response to this threatened public outing against my will,” Wachowski wrote. “I had a prepared a statement that was one part ...

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones Season Six

The Verge recaps: The sixth season of Game of Thrones begins on Sunday April 24th, and this new trailer has us near trembling with excitement. Set to the melancholic strains of James Vincent McMorrow’s “Wicked Game,” it promises a difficult future for the main characters, including the imprisonment of Daenerys Targaryen, the introduction of Sansa Stark to the “great game,” ...

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In The Works: Mean Girls, The Musical

Metro reports: Get ready to channel your inner Regina George once again – because Mean Girls is all set to make a comeback as a musical. Rumours that the 2004 movie that inspired us to wear pink on Wednesdays is being given a stage makeover have been circulating for some time now – but its creator Tina Fey has finally ...

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