Ariztical Entertainment has announced June 2 VOD and cable at the request of the release of feature film feature filmmaker Doug Spearman From Zero To I Love You, followed by a DVD release this summer, a press release noted. The film stars Scott Bailey and Darryl Stephens – the last to have been in many popular productions including Noah Arc LOGO, the Boy Culture film, the upcoming Boy Culture series and the DTLA series. The LGBT film is Spearman’s second feature, following the gay detective film Hot Guys With Guns.
OUTstream Film Fest – which will debut June 1-7 – announces its initial title arrangement, a press release noted. Two of the festival’s favorite documentaries will open and close the new film festival, with Michael Barnett’s Changing the Game opening OUTstream Film Fest and David Chorus Deep South from David Charles Rodrigues taking the Closing Night slot. The film festival focusing on LGBTQIA + will start the Pride month in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis which offers a selection of films celebrating strange films from around the world with 11 initial titles representing 10 countries. To buy tickets and tickets, visit OUTstreamFest.com/boxoffice.
In celebration of the LGBT Pride Month, the Tubi streaming service offers a variety of independent LGBT films without the need to subscribe, said a press release. Only a few of the films / series include Poison, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Latter Days, G.B.F., Jeffrey, Lip Service, The Brandon Teena Story and After Sex, among others. see Tubi.tv .
Francis Lee, director of God’s Own Country, urged fans to boycott films on Amazon Prime, reports Gay Times magazine. Lee asked viewers in the United States not to broadcast romantic dramas that were recognized as critical on streaming services because some gay sex scenes – for some reason – were censored. According to some fans, who wrote in response to the British director, the love scene has been cut in a version that you can stream for free – but they still exist if you buy a movie through Prime Video.
Breaking Glass Pictures acquired global rights to the documentary film Pornstar Pandemic: The Guys, an intimate examination of LGBTQ adult actors and their lives during the COVID-19 quarantine, a press release noted. Directed by adult director Edward “EJ” James and produced by Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, Pandstar Pandemic: The Guys will arrive July 28 on DVD and all major VOD platforms. The film will focus on actors such as Dante Colle, Pierce Paris and DeAngelo Jackson and newcomers Elijah Wilde and Jack Loft.
Dekkoo, a subscription-based streaming service dedicated to gay men, announced six winners for cash prizes in the short film competition Love and Distance, a noted press release. The Jury award is given to Italian filmmaker based in the UK, Marco De Luca, “Two Meters Apart” ( www.dekkoo.com/two-meters-apart ). Audience favorites include “Omorfia” Lucio Nieto, “James Patrick Nelson” Without Touch, “Colin Sheehan” What to Expect When You Expect, “Mariano Rodriguez Ingold” The Meeting “and Jess Darnell” I Miss You, I Miss London “(which the latter is mentioned honorably).
Pixar’s first main gay character arrives in the Disney short film, EW.com reported. Out, the latest Pixar short film released through the Disney + ‘s SparkShorts series, arrived this week with the story of Greg when he moved in with his girlfriend, Manuel. The problem is that Greg is not out for his parents, who arrive at his new door wanting to help. However, thanks to a pair of pet fairy gods, Greg knows that there may be nothing to hide after all. Earlier this year, Pixar Onward became the first feature film to include the role of LGBTQ in the form of a cyclist police officer Lena Waithe, Spector, who mentioned her boyfriend
In a new cover story about Janelle Monae for Vanity Fair, Billy Porter revealed that he had to fight for her to appear at this year’s Oscars, Out.com note down. “There were a number of different suggestions and he said, ‘I will only do it if I can have Billy,” Porter told the magazine. “He lobbied for me.” They celebrated a successful performance by enjoying cocktails at Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Oscar parties.
VH1 announced that Grammy-winning artist Ricky Martin will be in the inaugural episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars which aired Friday, June 5, a press release noted. This global superstar will judge the queens of all the stars in the premiere where the favorite returns to open the library to read mini-challenges and crash the foundation for extravaganza variations of “Werq the World”. Martin will start a show that stops guest judges including Tessa Thompson, Madison Beer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Nicole Byer, Sarah Hyland, Tommy Dorfman, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Bebe Rexha, Jane Krakowski, Sam Richardson and Todrick Hall; they will join RuPaul and judge alongside the regular performances of Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews.
LGBT actor / singer openly Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash; Love, Simon) plans to release his debut album, Rainbow Boy, on May 29, said Gay Times Magazine. The album is expected to include a new self-love song, “Gay Street Fighter”, where he celebrates being an LGBTQ and a demonstration for the community to stand behind him in the fight for equality. Lonsdale told the Gay Times, “Everything in life is strange – it’s just a natural way, that’s why it’s cooler and more colorful. Every look of homophobia is a reflection of someone who hasn’t done the work needed to really feel comfortable with their own complex. . sex. “
The new Broadway on Demand streaming service was launched May 17, Playbill noted. The “30 Opening Night Days” series marks the official kickoff and includes filmed presentations of Broadway titles, classes, concerts, interviews and more. Among the shows filmed on display were Broadway’s Allegiance, which made the online premiere on May 29 follow various shows in theaters; 2015 original Broadway company members, including George Takei and Telly Leung, will also take part in the virtual red carpet. Previously, Bandstand will air as part of the May 25 Memorial Day celebration. see BroadwayOnDemand.com .
On Thursday, May 28 at 6 pm CT (on YouTube), Indigo Girls will have a live conversation with their two favorites, writer Glennon Doyle and football legend Abby Wambach, a media release noted. Indigo Girls’ 16th studio album, Look Long, is out now on Rounder Records.
Actor, musician, Emmy and SAG nominated writer, co-star and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tituss Burgess released their first official dance song, “Dance M.F.” (featuring Imani Coppola), a press release announced. Burgess said, “‘Dance M.F.’ born of the panic that I felt at the onset of the global crisis that made us all isolated. It was written for me – until I realized that it wasn’t just me who needed to hear it. “This song is available on all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
The musical stage adaptation of NBC Smash is under development for Broadway, with Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron as the main producers, Deadline noted. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who wrote more than 20 songs for the 2012-13 TV series, will write the musical score, with a book written jointly by Bob Martin (The Prom; The Drowsy Chaperone) and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys; Peter and Starcatcher). Although the series – which records the development of the fictional Broadway musical Bombshell about Marilyn Monroe – only lasted two seasons on NBC, the show took a favorite afterlife, with the Broadway concert version the only night on Broadway only for 2015 Bombshell songs sold out in 15 minutes after the sale.
Producer Mark Cortale announced that the Broadway Seth Rudetsky concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual series titled The Seth Concert Series, according to media releases. Guided by beloved music director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature award-winning actress Tony Kelli O’Hara; stage and screen figures Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller will make headlines the next two weeks. Every weekly show will premiere Sunday night at 7 pm. CT, with the second showing Monday at 2 pm. CT; Ticket available at TheSethConcertSeries.com for $ 20 (early bird) – $ 25 each.
The LGBTQ series from Kit Williamson, Eastsiders, has been nominated for eight Daytime Emmy Awards – the most nominations from all digital series and any events on Netflix this year, according to media release Wolfe Video Press. Williamson was nominated for Outstanding Writing in the Digital Drama Series. Dangerous star Lin Shaye was nominated for Guest Achievers, and Leith M. Burke (Bosch) and attraction star Willam were both nominated in the Supporting Actor category, among other nods. (Willam was the first drag player to be nominated in the acting category at the Emmy Awards, Out.com note down. ) The fourth and final season of the series premiered on Netflix late last year.
Netflix released the first photo of the upcoming second season of The Politician, which hits the streaming service on June 19, NewNowNext.com note down. In the description for season seven episodes, the battle between Payton (played by Ben Platt) and Dede (Judith Light) continues, but it looks like Payton’s mother, Georgina (Gwyneth Paltrow), will also step into the political arena, making “important decisions that threaten to make her angry.” Creator Ryan Murphy told Collider earlier this year, “We were fortunate enough that we finished filming and editing before the coronavirus thing happened. We had seven. We finished all our episodes.” Murphy also said he said he intended to do one more season from The Politician, for a total of three seasons.
Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter will hold a Pride Summit with their two to celebrate the influence of the LGBTQ + community across music, media and entertainment, a media release announced. This year’s Pride Summit will be virtual, taking place Saturday, June 13, and held at BBTHRPrideSummit.com . The all-day event will feature interesting conversations with LGBTQ + artists that impact the media space and, for the first time, a virtual Pride Prom, which features a Pride Queen’s dragging and coronation performance contest, as well as special performances by top artists and DJ sets interactive.
Amid the global pandemic, HBO canceled a post-Emmy party this year, which was traditionally held at The Plaza at Pacific Design Center L.A., Deadline reported. The network says it is directing funds set aside for the Emmy Awards party and FYC events to make a $ 1 million donation to the Mayor’s Fund for the Los Angeles COVID-19 Emergency Crisis Fund. While the TV Academy has made changes to the Emmy Awards calendar and canceled its FYC event, the Emmet Awards Primetime ceremony remains set for September 20th.
Charli XCX announced a charity arts draw to support the LA Alliance, with all results leading to the cause, a press release noted. Artists involved in the draw include Caroline Polachek, Seth Bogart, Salam Coupons, Cherry Naked, Sara Cwynar, Timothy Luke, Allison Zuckerman, Polygon and Jon Emmony. The prize draw will include 1/1 original artwork signed by the artist and Charli XCX. Each lottery ticket ($ 10 each) comes with an instant download of handwritten letters from Charli XCX; the draw for the artwork (which represents his footprint “forever,” “claw” and “I finally understood”) will be drawn Friday, May 29. See https://charli-xcx-us.myshopify.com/products/original -art-lottery-ticket-chx.
Oprah Winfrey donated $ 12 million to organizations that helped underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS Chicago noted. The trick is giving money to groups in the five cities he calls home, including Chicago, which will get $ 5 million. This donation will support Live Healthy Chicago, which provides thousands of Latin and African-American family care packages, health visits and contact tracking.
The BET Awards will move forward with the 2020 edition this year – in fact, Variety noted. Celebrating the network’s 40th anniversary, and 20 years of this award airing, top stars in black entertainment, sports and philanthropy will emerge on Sunday, June 28, through “innovative techniques and content produced by artists,” said BET. The three-day BET experience, which has taken place in Los Angeles as the eve of the big night, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is rescheduled in 2021. Nominations will be announced later on.
In an interview with SiriusXM “The Morning Mash Up,” singer Sia shared that she raised her family last year, CNN.com reported. “I actually adopted two sons last year,” he said. “They’re both 18.” The “Chandelier” singer explains that the 19-year-old boy is aging from the foster care system and expresses his love for his new sons. He also shared that most of his relationship with the famous music maker Diplo “was only spent trying not to have sex so that we would not damage our business relationships, because he was super-duper hot.”
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande released their new song, “Rain On Me,” on May 22, a press release noted. This collaboration is the second single from Lady Gaga Chromatica’s sixth studio album, which will be released Friday, May 29, through Interscope Records. Chromatica will be available in a variety of physical formats including standard CDs, vinyl in various colors and tapes in various colors.
Singer / songwriter VINCINT announced the premiere of “Be Me,” a new song written expressly for the Netflixoriginal series, Queer Eye, according to a press release. The song – seduced by a series of cryptic social media posts from VINCINT, Netflix and the cast of Queer Eye – can be heard now in the official trailer for the fifth season of Queer Eye, installed in the hometown of VINCINT in Philadelphia and set to premier globally through Netflix on the day Friday, June 5. “Be Me” follows the release of VINCINT’s debut EP, The Feeling, available now via the BEGINNING for streaming and download. The snippet is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WechPJGpqS8.
The Charlize Theron film The Old Guard will debut on Netflix on Friday, July 10, a press release noted. Based on the graphic novel series Greg Rucka, the film tells the story of a group of mercenaries who are closely united – led by Andy, played by Theron – with a mysterious inability to die. When teams are recruited to carry out emergency missions and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it is up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest warriors to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who are trying to imitate and monetize their forces in a way whatever is needed.
Ellen DeGeneres was reportedly “at the end of the rope” when several allegations surfaced that he was looking down on guests, treating staff badly and holding grudges against other comics, LGBTQ Nation noted. In 2016, comedian Kathy Griffin did not subtly accuse DeGeneres of treating him and Joan Rivers badly, saying DeGeneres “has a bad trait known to all Hollywood.” Recently, he rebooted Ellen’s program at his home to comply with coronavirus prevention measures, but his staff accused him of using a non-union contractor while leaving them in the dark about the status of their work.
Quibi debuted the trailer of the new musical comedy series, Royalty, created by Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor / songwriter Darren Criss, a press release announced. Royalty is a satirical story about the songwriter behind the world’s biggest songs. On Friday, June 12, Republic Records will release the series’s original soundtrack, marking the first major label release for the Quibi show. see Quibi.com .
HBO has a documentary about the early 80s University of Southern California women’s basketball team called Women of Troy, HBO.com was announced. The powerhouse forces – including Cheryl Miller, Cynthia Cooper, twins Paula and Pam McGee, and head coach Linda Sharp, and who won consecutive NCAA titles in 1983 and 1984 – garnered unprecedented media coverage at the time, and became the first college women’s team in history to be invited to the White House. See HBO.com/documentaries/women-of-troy.
As Greenleaf OWN approaches its fifth and final season, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Lionsgate have developed the megachurch spin-off drama, from creator and executive producer Craig Wright, Deadline reported. Wright and Winfrey imagined from the beginning of the series that the story would last for five seasons, with Wright contemplating a spin-off. In addition, the network announced Greenleaf’s final season will premiere Tuesday, June 23.
CBS submitted a two-year extension for the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful, through the broadcast season 2021-22, Deadline noted. Taken for seasons 34 and 35, The Bold and the Beautiful joins with CBS colleagues The Young and the Restless, which, in January, were updated until 2024. The Bold and the Beautiful – the most watched daytime drama in the US is produced in world – set in Los Angeles and combining elements of high fashion, glamor, honor, romance, passion and family.
Stars from the iconic soap opera All My Children (AMC) almost came to people’s homes as part of the ongoing #UnitedAtHome Entertainment Weekly series, the publication announced. During AMC Week, which starts on May 26, EW will bring almost 30 cast members to the screen, including Susan Lucci, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Josh Duhamel and many more. The week-long event is also for a reason, with the cast of AMC choosing to support Feeding America, which places food on the table of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the country; those who want to donate can visit EW.com/allmychildrenreunion.
On his Instagram account, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Milan Christopher posted a photo of himself and transgender girlfriend Lauryn England dating, BET.com note down. “That is something about the way he looks at me dating the night with my sister,” wrote England with a photo posted on her account. Christopher appeared on the reality program during the second season with his ex-girlfriend Miles Brock – the first LGBT couple on the VH1 reality show, according to the outlet. Christopher was outright bisexual, but Brock was a closed rapper who was afraid of what the industry and his family were thinking.
In Texas, the Southlake Department of Public Safety (DPS) fiddled with Lisa Loeb’s 90s hit lyrics “Stay” for the coronavirus pandemic, Southlake Style noted. However, through the Cameo app, Southlake DPS was able to attract Loeb’s attention and make him sing a version of their song. “Why didn’t I think of the lyrics?” Loeb asked after singing the “Stay at Home” version of his song. “They fit the music. Stay at home, stay safe.”
The psychological thriller of the Emmy and Golden Globe nominees of The Alienist returned with a new season titled The Alienist: Angel of Darkness premiered Sunday, July 26, a press release noted. Based on author Caleb Carr’s best-selling novel The Angel of Darkness, the cast of The Alienist plays Daniel Brühl (Rush), Luke Evans (Midway) and Dakota Fanning (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood) will reunite next season.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Xscape member Kandi Burruss (as Night Angel) won the Golden Mask at the Fox The Masked Singer – becoming the first woman to win the title, People.com note down. “For a long time, I really stopped singing by myself because you got negative feedback and it kinda messed up your head,” the mother of three told the judge after taking off the purple mask. “But thank you.” Runners-up are singer Jesse McCartney (Turtle) and rapper / actor Bow Wow (Frog).
Brian May of Queen revealed to his followers that, in a gardening accident this month, he suffered a heart attack, USA Today noted. Overcoming “the truth about what happened” because “people sort of fabricate stories,” May shared in an Instagram video that he has a tear in “gluteus maximus,” but the problem doesn’t stop there. After diagnosing a tear, “no other test was done,” May said. A week later, he still used “severe painkillers” and experienced serious pain, so he returned for a second MRI that showed highly compressed sciatic nerves.
Wendy Williams took a break from daytime talk shows due to symptoms of fatigue surrounding Graves’ disease, Variety reported. The return date has not been set at this time. Williams first announced to his viewers that he was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in early 2018; disease is a condition that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid.
Doja Cat refused to participate in online racist conversations, CNN.com note down. The famous singer responded to Twitter hashtag #DojaCatIsOverParty. Hash appeared after a song released in 2015 titled “Dindu Nuffin” reappeared. (The title of the song refers to racist slurs used to mock victims of police brutality.) “I have been using public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child,” a statement from the singer read. “I shouldn’t have been on those chatroom sites, but I personally have never been involved in racist conversations. I apologize to everyone I offended.”
Speaking of Doja, fellow rapper Azealia Banks launched a scathing attack on Nicki Minaj for collaborating with Doja, noted The Independent. Among other things, Banks said, “Another thing that I find funny, Nicki, is for all the mouths you have for Cardi B to talk about black women, now you’re silent because you got your little number one with this white bi … Now I seeing it again, you’re just jealous of Cardi [B]. You’re just jealous because he has more swag than you. “
Rapper / actor 50 Cent jumped on social media to overcome the attacks of an Australian street painter who has created countless mash-up murals as other public figures, XXL said. The rapper responded to the artist Lushsux’s claim that he was beaten for creating works of art he made from 50. “The artist gets [fist emoji] in [face emoji] it’s not me, I don’t do that. #STARZ #BMF, “50 wrote in a brief description of a photo showing an unfinished rapper’s mural as Oprah Winfrey. In another post, 50 distributed a completed mural version, sending the best wishes to street artists.
A New York photographer has sued actress Jennifer Hudson and her company for allegedly seizing her photo and posting it on social media, Page Six said. Fernando Ramales snapped at the Dreamgirls star wearing a colorful pink blazer and thigh-high stiletto, according to lawsuits. A news site bought the picture and ran the news on December 21, 2019. A few days later, the same photo was posted on the Hudson Instagram page – with the watermark rubbed. Ramales wants up to $ 175,000 plus attorneys’ fees for alleged copyright infringement.
In a new interview with People, stylist Stacy London opened up about her journey from her days at TLC. “Dating is not on the cards for me at all,” Londonsaid said of the meeting of girlfriend and musician Cat Yezbak at the fundraiser for the election of governor Cynthia Nixon in the summer of 2018. “My father was very ill, and he was a top priority. It was not because I was not thinks Cat is extraordinary, or cool, or cute; I’m just not in that mindset. “While Yezbak never met London’s father, Herbert (who died the same year he met Yezbak), London hoped he could do it. “They will like each other,” said London.
Kendall Jenner completed a lawsuit related to her involvement with the 2017 Fyre Festival which brought disaster, Page Six said. Supermodel agreed to pay $ 90,000 to promote a failed music festival on a deleted Instagram post. Jenner, 24, was sued in August 2019 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. in New York by Gregory Messer, who restored funds for creditors who lost money investing in festivals.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest “did not have a stroke” during the event’s finals, according to a statement from his representative provided specifically for PEOPLE, EW.com note down. At one point, Seacrest’s right eye suddenly appeared gloomy and his speech was slightly slurred when he moved to reveal Top 2. Work from home – where he hosted a singing competition the past few weeks and continued to do his daily radio shows and co-hosting Live With Kelly and Ryan – Seacrest keeps the event going, but many pay attention, expressing concern on social media. (Seacrest then mentions fatigue for physical change.) Just Sam has been named the winner.
Imperial actor Bryshere Gray is a “nuisance renter” who clogs up the toilet with a condom and lets his dog poop indoors, according to a lawsuit filed by Chicago landlords last month, The Chicago Tribune noted. Vinod Venugopal and Payal Shah sued Gray for $ 33,120, and they accused him of causing problems soon after he signed a contract for the West Loop condominium in August 2019.
Quibi launched the list for May, Variety reported. Besides the previously announced Reno 911! The revival that debuted on May 4, Useless Celebrity History, starring Adam Rippon, was launched that day. Then, the sports documentary film Blackballed, and Barkitecture (presented by finalist The Bachelorette Tyler Cameron) was released May 11; Dave Franco-starrer The Now and the Centerpiece flower design show will be available starting May 18; and Life-Size Toys produced by Nitro Circus are present in the May 25 application.
Transgender actress / activist Alexandra Billings will be the marshal and hostess of The Lavender Effect Live Virtual Pride Parade on Sunday, May 31, according to Broadway World. Billings is best known for his recurring role on the award-winning Amazon event, Transparent. The Lavender effect currently accepts applications from individuals and organizations who want to participate in a virtual pride parade; visit TheLavenderEffect.org .
The premiere of the sixth season of the Feud Family Celebrity – “Queer Eye: OG vs. Queer Eye: The New Class” – will air Sunday, May 31, at 7 pm. CT on ABC, the press release announced. (Episodes can also be seen the following day as requested and Hulu.) Queer Eye’s original players (Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia and Jai Rodriguez) will play for The Trevor Project; and Queer Eye: The New Class (with Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France and Wesley Hamilton’s fourth season hero) will play for GLSEN.
Podcast producers from X-Reads, X is For Podcasts, Comic Book Queers, The Wolverine Podcasts That Goes Snikt, The Cerebros and Homo Superior have joined the X-Men podcast community together to gather financial support for comic book store owners through Books The Industrial Charity Foundation (BINC) and its Comic Book United Fund, the press release noted. Some of the allowances that listeners will enjoy for contributing to the fund include social media shouts, call info on podcast recordings, digital X-Men art from artists, and opportunities to appear as guests on podcasts. Donations must be made directly to the BINC Foundation: https://secure.donationpay.org/bincfoundation/ComicBookUnited.php.
Making the winner Cut Jonny Cota said he was eager to continue to sell his edgy street clothes in his shop and also support fellow fashion designers, despite the pandemic, ABC7.com note down. Also, the Cota brand, Skingraft, is working with the Tom of Finland store to launch their mask initiative. For each mask purchased, they will donate one mask to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, providing protection to special health care staff and homeless youth in need.
Speaking of Making the Cut, supermodel Naomi Campbell (who was a judge in the first season of the show) appeared at the front of this month’s issue of Essence magazine – but the photo was hardly just a cover for her, NDIGO noted. The May / June issue of Essence is a milestone for Campbell and women’s magazines, as they are 50 months old. Also, Essence’s cover was laid out and shot by Campbell on his iPhone.
Tyra Banks broke the silence on several clips from the Next American Top Model that reappeared on Twitter, Variety noted. The main video that caused Banks to respond was from season six of the show, where he told contestant Dani Evans that he would never be a model because of gaps in his front teeth; Evans then won that season, and became a model for brands such as CoverGirl and Sephora. “Have seen posts about the insensitivity of ‘ANTM’ moments in the past and I agree with you. Looking back, those are some really wrong choices. Appreciate your honest feedback and I send so much love and hugs virtual, “Banks wrote on Twitter.
The Walt Disney Company announced it would distribute four-year-old Hamilton’s direct arrest at Disney + starting Friday, July 3, WGN-TV noted. Earlier this year, Disney announced the film would be released in October 2021 and would include a theater release. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney chose to release films earlier and exclusively at Disney +.
Academy Award winner Nicholas Cage has been written to portray Joe Exotic – from the Tiger King viral document – in the new series from CBS Studios and Imagine Entertainment, Forbes noted, citing Variety. The eight-episode program around the world of big cat breeding will be brought by American Vandal broker Dan Lagana, along with Paul Young. This story was chosen from a Leif Reigstad Texas Weekly article titled “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Gone Wild Man,” and will soon be launched to network and streaming platforms.
CBS New York runs a segment that highlights the story of Yuval David, a gay actor, filmmaker and advocate in New York who refused to donate plasma after recovering from COVID-19 in March, the GLAAD press release noted. GLAAD has led a campaign to urge the FDA to lift its restrictions on gay and bisexual men who donate blood and plasma, with a petition calling for an end to the blood ban currently approaching 25,000 signatures. David also wrote about his story in Medium, where he recounted his experience with COVID-19, the details of which were refused to donate his plasma, and asked the FDA to lift its discriminatory restrictions on gay and bisexual men who donated blood.
Whitney Hilton – a registered nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah – received a surprise when singer and songwriter Taylor Swift sent her a handwritten thank you note along with a special package filled with tons of lovers’ belongings, iHeart.com note down. “I need to THANK YOU TAYLOR SWIFT @taylorswift & @ taylornation13 @treepaine for sending me a box full of Merch & personal letters from Taylor himself for my 30th birthday / going to NYC to help as a nurse,” Hilton tweeted of her gift from Swift. Hilton (a Swift fan) recently detailed his “humble experience” of helping in New York amid a world health crisis in a blog post, describing the situation as “modern warfare.”
On Tuesday, June 2, Kino Lorber will release the 1968 drag documentary The Queen on Blu-ray, a press release announced. More than 40 years before RuPaul’s Drag Race, the first documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduces audiences to the world of drag drag. Organized by the icon LGBTQ + and activist Jack Doroshow (better known by his stage persona, Flawless Sabrina), this competition boasts a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers and Terry Southern.
R & B / pop singer and seven-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton returned with her new song “Do It,” through Island Records, a press release noted. Braxton’s latest single serves as a suggestion for anyone struggling with the decision to end an unhealthy relationship. Drawing from his own experience, Braxton urges “he will not change, if you bring him back it will be the same, just do what you need to do.” The lyric video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ropCn3416M&feature=youtu.be.
Grammy-winning singer / songwriter, Brandy, released the official video for her new single “Baby Mama,” which features Chance The Rapper, a noted press release. On May 1, Brandy released the single “Baby Mama” through Brand Nu Entertainment / Entertainment One (“eOne”). Produced by Hit-Boy & Brandy, this horned song is an ode to raise Sy’rai’s daughter and a greater national anthem for all mothers who work hard to support their families.
Actress Amber Heard (Aquaman) revealed that her mother, Paige Heard, had died, Page Six noted. “I am heartbroken and broken unbelievably for losing my mother, Paige Heard,” Amber wrote on Instagram. “He left us too early, holding onto the memories of his beautiful and gentle soul. He will be longed from the bottom of our hearts forever.” Heard’s famous friends, including Cara Delevingne and Andie MacDowell, expressed their condolences.
Jessica Simpson said she was “humiliated” by Vogue after a former staff member claimed her breasts had taken off her dress at the 2007 Met Gala, Page Six said. In “Only at the Met” —a oral history of the annual ball, published in Vogue.com May 5 – The magazine’s former digital creative director Sally Singer remembers Simpson that “her breasts might come off her clothes on the red carpet.” Simpson responded on Instagram by posting a famous picture of Sophia Loren who looked aside Jayne Mansfield’s breasts at dinner with the title, “Feeling like Jayne Mansfield after reading #MetBall’s oral history (which is inaccurate!) Where I am. [Singer]. “
Model-changing-actress Cara Delevingne and her actress girlfriend, Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley Benson, have called it quits after dating for two years, according to a NewNowNext.com items that quote E! News. The couple, who went public with their relationship through a steamy Instagram post from June 2019, have reportedly broken up and were quarantined separately with friends. Previously, a source close to the duo was confirmed to E! News that they moved together in Los Angeles.
Skylar Astin, Dolores Catania, Julian Edelman and Isiah Thomas helped raise funds to send food to Holocaust victims who could not leave their homes during the coronavirus crisis, Page Six noted. Celebrities and athletes have joined 333 Charity and UJA-Federation to teach a total body conditioning training class with Trooper Fitness to benefit the survivors living in New York. Classes have a minimum donation of $ 20 / person.
Actor / comedian Jim Gaffigan starred in an AMC series as Rob Ford – the famous former mayor of Toronto, among other scandals, caught up in the smoking video gap during his tenure, EW.com note down. Gaffigan retweeted the Variety report linking it to the role, adding the “Stop the gravy train,” pledged Ford’s long campaign promise. Recently, Gaffigan starred in the film Amazon Studios Troop Zero, with Viola Davis, and has appeared on shows such as Bob’s Burgers and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
CBS updated 18 more series for 2020-21, including most of the drama and comedy trio, Deadline noted. The broadcaster took the drama All Rise, Blue Bloods, Bull, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, MacGyver, Magnum P.I., NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Seal Team and S.W.A.T .; comedy Bob (Hearts) Abishola, The Neighborhood and The Unicorn; 60 Minutes and 48 Hours news programs; and the Undercover Boss reality series. They were joined by Evil, Mom, Young Sheldon, Survivor, and The Amazing Race which were newly updated for a total of 23 shows.
Betty White has signed a contract to star in the film Lifetime Christmas, EW.com . Eight-time Emmy winner and 98-year-old pop-culture legend in January, and her Hollywood career for more than eight decades, with White starring in series such as the Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland.
Michael Buble will return to the “An Evening With Michael Buble” Tour in February and March 2021, with the opening night in Salt Lake City on February 6, a press release noted. His new single – “Gotta Be Patient,” a collaboration with Barenaked Ladies and Mexican singer Sofia Reyes – has just been released. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.
Selena Gomez is heading to the kitchen with a quarantine-themed cooking event for HBO Max, Deadline said. The WarnerMedia streaming service has delivered 10-episode direct-to-series orders for the Untitled Cooking Project, starring and produced by Gomez through July Moon Productions. In each episode, the recording artist, actress and producer will be joined remotely by a different master chef.
Valerie Bertinelli has watched One Day at a Time reboot and she almost appeared in an episode, EW.com note down. Bertinelli, who played Barbara Cooper in the original One Day at a Time film from 1975 to 1984, said she really liked what Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce did with the latest iteration, and that it was only a matter of time before she would appear and surprise the audience. . Bertinelli said that “it’s just a matter of scheduling – that’s all that happens.”
Kino Marquee’s New French Shorts 2020 – an annual exhibition of some new cinematic voices from France – will open Friday, May 15, in the U.S. virtual screening room, a press release noted. Among the films are The Distance Between Us and the Sky (La distance entre nous et le ciel) – winner of the Palme d’Or and Queer Palme Short Film in Cannes 2019. The complete list of cities is at https: // kinomarquee. com / new-french-shorts-2020.
The American Horror Story franchise develops with the new anthology spin-off series, American Horror Stories, Deadline noted. AHS co-creator / executive producer Ryan Murphy mentioned the new series in a social media post, noting that it would feature an hourly episode contained. Sources have described the new project as a companion anthology series for AHS where each episode is an independent ghost story.
A new Netflix document delves into a famous 1996 case involving a man who killed his gay friend after the friend revealed his crush during the recording of The Jenny Jones Show, Queerty noted. Trial By Media is a true-crime series that looks back to some of the most famous court cases in our time and how the media can influence decisions. In March 1995, Scott Amedure appeared on the show to express his love for his friend, Jonathan Schmitz, with Jones acting as the moderator. The episode was never broadcast, because three days later, Schmitz withdrew cash from his bank account to buy a shotgun; he went to Amedure’s house in Detroit and shot him twice, killing him instantly, before turning himself into a cop.
The 4 Pops Fireworks Spectacular Boston live concert of July 4 has been canceled – but a special broadcast, both retrospective and new content, will take place that day, a press release noted. Boston Pops will present “A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes” to pay tribute to frontline workers of COVID-19 and respect those who have lost their lives during the current health crisis.
Actress Chloe Sevigny welcomed her first child with girlfriend Sinisa Mackovic, noted Extra. In March, the American actress Horror Story reacted to the news that some hospitals in New York would not allow my father to attend, writing on Instagram, “I hope all families expect peace. Today’s news in NY is very troublesome for all. #Support #prayers. “The boy’s name is Vanja Sevigny Mackovic.
Andre Harrell, whose Uptown Records is considered one of the main bridges between hip-hop and R&B, died of heart failure at age 59, Deadline noted. Harrell is a key to the careers of Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D & The Boyz, and Jodeci, among many others. He is also an executive producer of the New York Undercover television police drama as well as the films Strictly Business and Honey.
The Southern Charm personality of Bravo TV, Kathryn Dennis, was called racist after sending monkey emojis to Black radio host, Page Six revealed. Charleston, a native of South Carolina, had a bad fight with radio host / activist Mika Gadsden over a “Trump Boat Parade” plan thrown by a local business, the message showed. Dennis argues that supporting Trump doesn’t make him racist – and then sending emoji tweets in exchange of angry direct messages. Dennis later admitted that “using monkey emojis in my text is rude.”
Singer Billie Eilish filed a restraining order against a fan who was suspected of stalking her at her parents’ house during quarantine, according to Page Six. Page Six obtained documents showing that the 18-year-old singer petitioned for the prevention of civil abuse in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse against Prenell Rousseau. Rousseau, 24, allegedly appeared at Eilish’s parents’ home for the first time in early May and asked if the singer “Bad Guy” lived there; Eilish’s father reportedly told Rousseau that he had the wrong house, but the alleged stalker returned at 9:00 in the evening. that night and showed “erratic behavior.”
Fighting actor Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of sexually harassing and harassing many men – including teenagers – throughout his career, has likened the impact of career downturn to the economic catastrophe caused by the coronavirus pandemic, BuzzFeed News reported. “I often don’t like to tell people that I can relate to their situation because I think it ruins the experience they might have, which is their own unique and very personal experience,” he told Bits & Pretzels Virtual Founders Episode breakfast podcast on the month of April which has reappeared recently. “But in this case, I feel as though I can relate how it feels to your world to suddenly stop.”
Singer Aaron Carter was hit with lawsuits for allegedly tearing a painting to promote his clothing line – and then launching a Twitter attack on the artist, Page Six said. Carter allegedly posted a picture of the painting “Cosmic Lion” on his now-missing Love Collection website, which sells clothing and jewelry. Artist Ali Shimhaq, from the Maldives, confronted Carter about the alleged theft on Twitter, which triggered profanity, the lawsuit said.
Screenwriter Lena Waithe and “Harriet” actress Cynthia Erivo – who is the rumored couple – may have been caught by their own Instagram Story post, noted The Jasmine Brand. The two women posted photos while watching an online concert by singer Erykah Badu, who appeared to be in the same home theater room, decorated with starry ceilings and bean bags. This happened only a few months after rumors circulated that Lena Waithe had moved with Cynthia Erivo in the midst of a sudden separation from Waithe’s wife, Alana Mayo.
Lori Loughlin will still be tried in October for her alleged role in the student admission scandal, Yahoo! note down. On May 8, a federal judge rejected a defense motion to overturn the charges against Full House star, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other parents. The defense is looking for ways to dispose of this case because of alleged violations of the investigation.
Queen’s guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May shared Instagram from the hospital wearing a face mask revealing that he tore his butt muscles “to shreds” while gardening, EW.com note down. May said that he needed to “go dark for a while, get some rest, at home” because of his injury. “Please, please don’t send me sympathy – I just need a healing silence for a while,” he said.
Believe it or not, Carnival Cruise Line announced that they plan to start sailing again on August 1, iHeart.com note down. The company said that eight ships will depart from Texas and Florida. “We take a measurable approach, focusing our return to service on a number of specific homeportes where we have more significant operations that are easily accessible by car for most of our guests,” the company said in a press release.
(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Emergency funding is provided for artists and designers
Apr 6 2020 – 15:51
People working in the cultural sector in Switzerland can now apply for funds to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Swiss government last month adopted a package of steps totaling CHF280 million ($ 287 million). On Monday the Federal Cultural Office explained how the money would be divided: CHF100 million for non-profit companies and CHF25 million for cultural workers was allocated as emergency aid; CHF145 million available as compensation for losses; and CHF10 million available for non-professional cultural associations such as music or theater organizations. A non-profit cultural business can apply for an interest-free loan that may not exceed 30% of business income according to the last revised annual financial statement. Public subsidies reduced. In its March 20 regulation, the government defines the ‘cultural sector’ as performance art, design, film, visual arts, literature, music and museums. Cultural workers, defined as self-employed Swiss residents whose main occupation is in the cultural sector, can also apply for CHF196 maximum emergency assistance per day, up to an annual income of CHF40,000 (one person) or CHF60,000 (married couple). In order for each additional family member to be supported, an additional CHF 10,000 can be added to the income limit. Higher income values rule out emergency assistance. The basis for assessing rights is a recent assessment of direct federal taxation and evidence of economic difficulties. Compensation for loss of income is offset by emergency assistance. In addition, financial assistance is available for cultural companies and professionals who have been forced to cancel or postpone events and projects or to close businesses. Compensation for cancellation includes a maximum of 80% of financial losses incurred. Loss of profit is not compensated. Cultural associations in the amateur sector are also supported, with compensation of a maximum of CHF 10,000 per cultural association, depending on the number of active members represented. Limited for two months. Contact partners for interested parties are the cantons, the Swiss Social Cultural Association, which maintains the social security of the professional culture, and the amateur cultural association. However, the Federal Office of Culture said the cantons would not be able to make the first payment until they had signed an agreement in accordance with the federal government. People and businesses not covered by the government’s emergency package include publishers, manufacturers and sellers of musical instruments, video shops, dance clubs and night clubs. Architecture companies, photo laboratories, libraries and art dealers cannot claim financial assistance as well. On the other hand, workshops and studios for textile design, object design, jewelry design and graphic design are eligible. The Emergency Assistance Ordinance for Culture began retroactively on March 21 and was limited to two months. The government says an extension is under consideration.