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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Hungary’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday that bans the dissemination to minors of content deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change — a move that has drawn condemnation from leading broadcasters and cast a shadow over one of the world’s top production hubs. The measure could put pressure on U.S. studios to rethink their business in Hungary …

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Variety reports: “The Book of Mormon” is the latest long-running show to announce its return to Broadway. In another sign that the lights are flickering back on along the Great White Way, “The Book of Mormon” will return to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Friday, November 5, 2021. Tickets will go on sale on June 28. “The Book of Mormon” …

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Deadline reports: President Joe Biden named Lina Khan as the next chair of the Federal Trade Commission, just hours after she won Senate confirmation for a vacancy on the commission. Khan is a major and outspoken critic of big tech conglomerates, and her confirmation in a 69-28 vote earlier on Tuesday was a reflection of the bipartisanship when it comes …

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Deadline reports: California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that he is prepared to issue an executive order later this week to immediately implement a loosening of work-site mask-wearing regulations if, that is, the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approves them on Thursday. Under normal procedures, the board’s decision would have to be reviewed by state attorneys and …

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Deadline reports: The man who revealed that former President Bill Clinton met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email servers has died. Christopher Sign was 45 and apparently died from suicide, according to Al.com. Police responded to his home on Saturday morning and are investigating. The Dallas, Texas native was the anchor for the local …

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Variety reports: “American Idol” alum David Archuleta has come out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and is opening up about his experience balancing his Mormon faith with his sexuality. “I like to keep to myself but also thought this was important to share because I know so many other people from religious upbringings feel the same way,” Archuleta began …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: In the Heights, which opens in theaters and on HBO Max today (though, we highly recommend that you watch it on the big screen if you’re comfortable), will most definitely change the game when it comes to Latinx representation in film, a community that is wildly underrepresented in Hollywood. The movie musical is set in the titular …

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Gay City News reports: The new Netflix documentary on United Kingdom-based gay human rights activist Peter Tatchell is a breathless 90-minute trip through just some of the great man’s 54 years of fearless activism on behalf of LGBTQ people and all those oppressed by dictators and bigots. Tatchell is aided in telling his story by two gay national treasures: Ian …

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Page Six reports: “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison demanded a $25 million payout after being booted from the show — and threatened to spill all the franchise’s dirty secrets if he didn’t get it, sources told Page Six.  “He has nearly 20 years of dirt,” an ABC source said Tuesday. “Instead of handing them a rose, he was absolutely ready …

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Variety reports: It’s official: Chris Harrison will never return to “The Bachelor” franchise. Harrison’s departure comes following a media spectacle of a controversy that erupted when the longtime host made racially insensitive comments, defending a contestant from the franchise. Numerous insiders tell Variety that Harrison wanted to stay with the hit franchise, which he has hosted since it premiered in …

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New today from our pal Matt Baume: In 1960s Baltimore, an young puppeteer named John Waters picked up a movie camera and started making amateur underground movies. After years of playing to small cafes and midnight movie theaters, the country started to take notice when he released three groundbreaking films that I call The Trinity of Trash: Pink Flamingos, Female …

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Deadline reports: This was an extraordinary moment of live television. As CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz was wrapping up the network’s coverage of the Memorial golf tournament’s third round, saying that “tomorrow will be fun folks,” viewers could see defending champion Jon Rahm double over during a conversation with two men, visibly upset. It turned out the news the tournament officials …

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Deadline reports: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Saturday that the Justice Department would no longer subpoena the phone and email records of reporters during leak investigations, after recent revelations that prosecutors secretly sought such information from journalists at The Washington Post, The New York Times and CNN. It’s believed to have stemmed from Trump administration efforts to …

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Some history today in San Francisco: Join the GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, California State Senator Scott Wiener, San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and community leaders for the unveiling of the only known remnant of the original rainbow flags that first flew in San Francisco in 1978. In April 2021, the GLBT Historical Society received an archival …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Renowned defense lawyer and former Good Company host, F, Lee Bailey has died at the age of 87. Portrayed by Nathan Lane in the award winning The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Bailey was as high profile as many of his clients and almost as controversial in some circles. A fixture on the legal …

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Broadway World reports: For the first time ever, a TikTok sensation will be eligible for nomination at the 2021 Emmy Awards – “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” has been granted eligibility in the music supervision category, alongside music from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Alongside TikTok creator Emily Jacobsen, composer Daniel Mertzlufft spearheaded the viral sensation that was later officially performed by the …

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New Music Express reports: Taylor Swift has posted a statement in support of Pride Month, and thrown her support behind LGBTQ+ charity GLAAD’s ‘Summer Of Equality’ campaign. “I want to take a moment to thank the courageous activists, advocates and allies for their dedication to fighting against discrimination and hatred,” Swift said in a social media post. “And as always, …

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Variety reports: The movie business is breathing a little easier after Paramount’s “A Quiet Place Part II” roared to $57 million over the Memorial Day Weekend. It’s a sign that cinemas are back after more than a year of pandemic era closures, capacity restrictions, and skittish customers. What makes “A Quiet Place Part II’s” results particularly notable is that they …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Emma Stone is a huge fan of the 1987 John Hughes comedy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. So much so that she memorized a vulgar and exasperated monologue by the film’s costar, Steve Martin, reciting it during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a wonderfully tasteful television moment. Known as “the rental car scene,” the original …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Bill Maher unloaded on celebrity candidates for high political office as a “recurring nightmare that we just can’t shake.” In his show-ending “New Rule,” he singled out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Caitlyn Jenner, Matthew McConaughey and Randy Quaid. All have exactly what it takes to run the country, Maher sneered — “malignant narcissism.” The host wondered: “Did …

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