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546 – SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, Quibi Show, Alexandra Billings, ‘Queer Eye,’ podcast – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive | Instant News

Lady Gaga announced that her sixth studio album, Chromatica, will be released Friday, May 29, through Interscope Records, a noted press release. This album features collaborations with Ariana Grande, Elton John and Blackpink, and is produced executive by BloodPop and Lady Gaga. Chromatica will be available in a variety of physical formats including standard CDs, vinyl in various colors, and tapes in various colors.

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.


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203 – SHOWBIZ Elton John, TV actor out, Adam Lambert, ‘Queer as Folk’ – Lesbian Gay Bi Trans News Archive | Instant News

Sir Elton John delayed the remaining dates in North America on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour because of a coronavirus, Rolling Stone noted. John’s farewell trip had previously postponed the tour date from March 26 to May 2, and the latest delay postponed the concert which was set from May 22 to July 8 – a total of 25 shows. Delayed dates will be rescheduled for 2021. Until now, John – who launched a $ 1 million coronavirus grant – is still scheduled to continue his Yellow Road Eatery Tour with the European leg in September.

Actor J. August Richards came out during an Instagram Live interview about his new show, LGBTQ Nation reported. Richards, who plays the recurring character Charles Gunn in Buffy Spinoff Angel, has the lead role as Dr. Oliver Post in the new NBC Council of Dads drama, where he plays a gay father who is married. Richards (who has also appeared on shows such as Angel and Agents from S.H.I.E.L.D.) said he could not portray the character “honestly” without being open about his sexual orientation.

While in quarantine, Adam Lambert and Queen gave new songs that fit the “We Are the Champions” icon, Billboard noted. In a separate screen video clip of guitarist Brian May that was shared on Instagram on April 20), he, Lambert and drummer Roger Taylor played the song from their own home. Lambert sings a strong choir as usual, before repeating it once more, turning “us” into “you” as a message of love and support that is subtle but heartfelt. “#youarethechampions,” May the title of the article. “This version is for those of you who like the right things!”

The cast of Queer when the cast reunited (online) to help support the LGBTQ community center during the coronavirus pandemic, noted The Hollywood Reporter. On May 1 at 1 pm CT on YouTube, Scott Lowell, who plays Ted, will host an event that will feature actors Sharon Gless, Peter Paige, Michelle Clunie, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison and Robert Gant with creators Ron Cowen and Dan Lipman . In addition to special chats and conversations with the cast of the exciting Showtime performances, listening fans will have the opportunity to bid on Queer as Folk memorabilia and donate funds to support CenterLink and the network of more than 250 LGBTQ community centers. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRUfEudtSmQ&feature=youtu.be.

A documentary feature about Michelle Obama – an existence that has been kept secret for months – will be available worldwide May 6 on Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter noted. It marks the debut of cinematographer feature director Nadia Hallgren (Trouble the Water), and shares the name of Obama’s best-selling 2018 sales memoir and tells some of the same history in his life. However, it also takes where the story goes by following him on a 34 city tour he does while promoting his book.

The May 4 episode of the ABC show The Baker and the Beauty will have an LGBT touch, according to a press release. The episode, “I Think She Coming Out,” will revolve around the character Natalie Garcia (played by newcomer Belissa Escobedo), the sister of the middle school main character Daniel main character (played by Victor Rasuk).

The latest character about Law & Order: Special Victims Unit casually comes out as bisexual, according to LGBTQ Nation. Officer Katriona Tamin, played by Jamie Gray Hyder, is talking to other characters about his plans for the evening. He pulled out his cellphone, opened the dating application, and said, “What do you think – Gene or Gina?” “I think how to bring it up in a very casual way is important because it doesn’t need to stand out,” Hyder told E! The news, added that the writer worked for months to find ways to make his character bisexual without playing stereotypes.

VH1 announced its new series To Catch a Beautician, hosted by Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Tamar Braxton, will premiere Monday, May 25, with back-to-back episodes, press releases noted. Former hairdresser former First Lady Michelle Obama, Johnny Wright, will also appear on the show. In the 20 episode series, Braxton and Wright come to rescue clients whose hair has been damaged by beauty from their past.

Bravo host Andy Cohen recently said on his program, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, that he could not donate plasma to help fight COVID-19 because of his sexual orientation, Page Six noted. “After recovering from coronavirus, I want to see if there is anything I can do to help infected people,” he began. “I signed up for a program for survivors of COVID-19 where you can donate plasma, which is rich in antibodies, to those who are still fighting the virus. I was told that because of FDA’s outdated and discriminatory guidelines for preventing HIV, I am not eligible to donate blood because I am a gay man. “He continued,” Even new and relaxed rules require gay men not to have sex for three months, whether they are in a monogamous relationship or not, before giving blood, even though there is no limit blankets like that for people of other sexual orientations. “

Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald joined the all-star line-up in a special virtual concert to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday, Deadline said. Raul Esparza hosted the “Take Me To The World: Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration.” Several other players who participated included Mandy Patinkin, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Kelli O’Hara.

Orange Is the Black New creator Jenji Kohan is working on Social Distance, a quarantine anthology series for Netflix, Deadline reports. Weisman Graham, who worked in Netflix prison drama with Kohan, as well as Showtime’s Kidding and Fox’s Bones, is a pioneer and writer.

Queer Eye’s sexually liquid play partner, Antoni Porowski will venture into uncharted career territory, creating romantic comedy based on his own dating life, Queerty noted. Girls & Boys will follow the dating mistakes of a man who is dating other women and men. The main character will take loose inspiration from Porowski’s life.

Francois Clemmons – the actor who played Clemmons Officer in a long-running children’s program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – said in a new book that he was forced into the closet if he wanted to keep his job, reports LGBTQ Nation. Fred Rogers, the beloved actor and minister behind the show, was known for his gentle kindness – but when he discovered Clemmons was gay, Rogers allegedly chose his career over his friend. Rogers reportedly told him, “Now, I want you to know, Franc, that if you are gay, it doesn’t matter to me at all. Whatever you say and do is fine with me, but if you will appear on the show as important member of the Environment, you can’t come out as gay. “

Clive Davis and Pat Houston, on behalf of Whitney Houston’s estate, are ready to produce the film currently titled I Wanna Dance with Somebody – the story of singer Whitney Houston, CNN.com reported. The film, which will track her story from the beginning of her music to her tragic death, will be “a joyous, emotional and life-breaking and emotional celebration of music from the greatest R&B pop vocalist of all time,” according to a press release for the project. Whitney Houston sold more than 200 million records worldwide and won six Grammy Awards during the 25 years of her career; he died in 2012.

The April 27 launch took place with Prime Video presenting the SXSW 2020 Film Festival collection from Amazon Prime Video and South by Southwest (SXSW) —with 39 films, consisting of narration and documentary features, short films and episodic titles, the SXSW website announced. Filmmakers in the SXSW 2020 Film Festival are officially invited to take part in this online film festival, which will be screened exclusively at Prime Video in the United States from April 27 to May 6. This one-time event will be available in front of the Prime Video paywall, free for all US viewers with or without Amazon Prime membership; all you need is a free Amazon account. Among these films is the LGBT documentary I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.

Grammy-winning actor / singer and Tony Billy Porter (Pose) released the cover of Stephen Stills “For What It’s Worth,” as did Buffalo Springfield, a press release noted. Porter said. “I have always been a political person. I come from a generation where the music reflected what was happening in the world, that day. The song was written and played during the Civil Rights Era, Vietnam War, it was protest music and I wanted to help restore it and talk the truth goes straight to power. “Stills praised Porter’s cover.

Showtime releases the new inaugural 10-episode drama series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels early for free online sampling, on streaming platforms and on demand, the press release noted. The series stars Tony and Emmy winners Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bishe and Rory Kinnear, among others. The premiere episode is available free now on YouTube and SHO.com . Also, Showtime supports the COVID-19 Worker Relief Pandemic Fund to help raise funds for agricultural workers and their families.

Canadian singer / songwriter / pianist Theo Tams released a new video for “The Last Song,” the press release noted. He has gone to his parents; won what eventually became the last season of Canadian Idol; and released the album Give It All Away and the follow-up to EP Back Pocket. “The Las Song” is the last song on the release of Tams’s third and newest album, Call The Doctor 2018.

The Grammy nominated singer, Rufus Wainwright, released the latest single from his new pop album, Unfollow the Rules, a press release stated. “Alone Time” is now available on all DSP and streaming services; an official companion video, made by award-winning animator Josh Shaffner and featuring illustrations by Wainwright and Shaffner, was also released. Wainwright also has an ongoing #Quarantunes series from #MusicalEverydays and #RobeRecitals, which are served daily through his official Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Lady Gaga revealed the list of songs for her upcoming album, Chromatica, iHeart.com note down. The songs will include collaboration with pop princess Ariana Grande (“Rain on Me”), K-pop star Blackpink (“Sour Candy”) and Sir Elton John (“Sine From Above”). The disclosure came hours after a list of songs that allegedly Chromatica appeared leaked on the Target website the previous day before Gaga confirmed the list itself.

The conservative Christian organization One Million Moms is calling for a Disney boycott because the DuckTales animated show has a character with a gay father, LGBTQ Nation noted. At the third season premiere of the show’s reboot, Huey, Dewey and friend Louie Violet introduced their fathers to the world, each wearing a “Me and Dad” shirt; also, Violet said that her adopted sister was “my sister of some miser.” Last year, the organization (which actually only consisted of one employee of the American Family Association) was behind the Hallmark lesbian-advertising counterattack.

Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos, founder of the Latino Film Institute, announced that the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) held a virtual retrospective program for the 2019 to May 4 editions (with short films such as Suicidrag and Simon Cries)) in anticipation of the virtual edition 2020- LALIFF Connect, held May 5-31, the press release noted. LALIFF Connect 2020 and 2019 Retrospective will include feature films, short films, episodics, master classes, and musical performances; all will be available through the LALIFF website ( LatinoFilm.org ) is free, with additional titles announced.

Jeff Goldblum was criticized by some fans for being “anti-Muslim” after his appearance in the RuPaul Drag Race (although others defended the actor), The Daily Mail noted. The actor, 67, was a recent guest judge, and asked transsexual Jackie Cox about the appearance of the Stars And Stripes runway where she wore a headscarf of stars in connection with her Muslim background. First ask if Jackie is “religious,” Goldblum goes on to comment on Islam and how religion treats LGBTQ + people like Iranian-Canadian stars. Regarding the ensemble, Cox said, “These clothes truly represent the importance of visibility for people of religious minorities in the country.” Also, Cox became teary-eyed when he said it was a “complex problem” and had “his own concerns about the way LGBT people were treated in the Middle East.”

Perez Hilton has talked about something she found on social media – 25-year-old British diver Tom Daley kissed the lips of the 16-year-old TikTok star, Queerty said. The age of consent in the United Kingdom is 16 years; TikTok-er, howerver, is an American, where the age of consent ranges from 16-18 depending on the country. The gossip blogger said he had contacted lawyers about what to do with the video, hoping to trigger an investigation.

Warner Bros shifted many theater release dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deadline noted. For example, Matt Reeves’s Batman, which is currently stuck in London, will no longer be opened June 25, 2021, but on the first weekend of October next year. The DC film version of The Flash will take place a month earlier in 2022, debuting June 3; and Shazam 2!, dated April 1, 2022, now takes effect on November 4 of that year. Also, The Sopranos prequel feature – The Many Saints of Newark – originally dated September 25 this year, but will be March 12, 2021.

Saturday Night Live’s Bowen Which is set for the leading role opposite Joel Kim Booster on Trip, the Quibi romantic comedy series set on the Fire Island of New York, Deadline noted. Written by Booster, Trip, located on Fire Island, is a modern rom-com inspired by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice. This story centers around two friends who set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap wine and eclectic friends. Who will play Bowen, Boosters wise and intelligent friends.

In an effort to protect prison inmates and staff – who cannot be socially distanced due to conditions in correctional institutions – Madonna has partnered with the Reform Alliance, noted The Jasmine Brand. In addition to Jay-Z and Meek Mill, founding partners include Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin, Kraft Group CEO and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Brooklyn Nets co-owner Clara Wu Tsai. The Ray of Light Madonna Foundation will provide 100,000 masks to be distributed to those in need. His involvement with the Reform Alliance came after COVID-19’s controversial comments. The singer ‘Material Girl’ recently called the deadly virus “a great equalizer.”

The 10-year-old Madison House and Insomniac Electric Forest has been canceled, Billboard noted. A statement read, “The beloved music and camping festival, which sold out within an hour after the public was sold last December, is scheduled to celebrate its 10th anniversary on June 25-28, 2020 in Rothbury, Michigan.” Major Lazer, the Tali Cheese Incident and Diplo are among the actions scheduled to take place.

Actor John Krasinski is hosting an online prom party highlighted on his YouTube “Some Good News” event, HuffPost said. Krasinski – who co-starred in the version of the US TV show The Office, and starred in the horror film A Quiet Place (with real life wife Emily Blunt) – shouted at seniors who lost their real promise amid a coronavirus pandemic. In addition, he told the Jonas Brothers to harmonize in the split screen video application to do “Sucker” and make Billie Eilish sing “Bad Guy” with his brother, Finneas O’Connell. In addition, Brad Pitt, Chance the Rapper, and opponents of The Office, Rainn Wilson appeared.

Three more residents at the Actors Fund Home in New Jersey have died of the corona virus, which has now claimed at least 10 residents in entertainment retirement homes since April 10, Deadline reported. With 113 residents, a nursing home in Englewood, New Jersey, is in one of the country’s hotspots for the corona virus. Ten other residents there have tested positive for the virus; 13 have negative test results, and five others are waiting for their test results.

Actor Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars; Baby Drivers) took fundraising to new heights using a full frontal naked picture of himself to help COVID-19 hospital workers, Perth Now noted. Steamy shower picture, taken by his father, shows the actor Fault in Our Stars posing only with his hands covered. Elgort, 26, posted a picture on Instragram with a link to the GoFundMe page for the Brooklyn for Life charity raising money to send food to hospital workers (with funders collecting $ 200,000). Elgort later said in an Instagram video that the platform forced him to delete images.

Taylor Swift took to social media to say that she did not support the release of a new album that featured some of her live shows from 2008, CNN.com note down. He then called Scooter Braun, manager artists such as Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. Braun bought a majority stake in the label last year. At the time of the acquisition of Braun, Swift said it was “the worst scenario” that he now controlled from his first six albums.

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign returned a $ 2,800 donation from Louis C.K – a comedian who has been a non grata persona in much of Hollywood after he was accused of sexual violations at the height of the #MeToo movement, The Wrap reported. Comedians make a donation on March 4, according to Federal Election Commission records.

The film Pop One Day at a Time will have an animated episode that will air this spring, Deadline said. Like all other Hollywood live-action productions, filmmaking in the fourth season is currently suspended in mid-March amid a growing coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after, executive show / co-showrunner producer Gloria Calderà “n Kellett, whose husband is a cartoonist, brought the idea of ​​an animated episode with fellow executive / co-showrunner producer Mike Royce to the Sony Pictures TV production studio.

The last four episodes of the second season of the comedy series Showtime Black Monday will premiere on Sunday, June 28, ending with the last season airing on Sunday, July 19, a press release announced. The series – which started 10 episodes in March – aired six episodes in its second season before quitting due to post-production issues related to COVID-19. Viewers can catch up on the first six episodes Sunday, starting May 17, or watch On Demand or stream.

Chef Anne Burrell – who was once identified as a lesbian – is now engaged to girlfriend Stuart Claxton, Extra noted. Claxton, who works at Univision in the marketing department of advertising sales, raises questions after two years of dating. The couple met on the Bumble dating app.

Christian siblings and fundamentalists Kirk Cameron and Candice Cameron-Bure who were famous for helping raise money for anti-LGBTQ organizations during the COVID-19 crisis, Queerty noted. They issued a Facebook Live fundraiser entitled “Hope Rising,” the proceeds of which were used to fund Samaritan’s Purse – which was founded by anti-LGBTQ pastor Franklin Graham. Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, American Idol alumni Danny Gokey and Gloria Gaynor also took part – although Gaynor, a gay icon, believes that his personal beliefs welcome and accept freaks.

Churchill Downs announced plans to celebrate the first Saturday in May, the traditional Kentucky Derby annual date, by holding a one-day Kentucky Derby party at home to raise $ 2 million for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, according to KentuckyDerby.com . Although the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve was postponed until 5 September due to public health issues related to the spread of COVID-19, Churchill Downs invited fans to respect the annual tradition while remaining “Healthy at Home.” Fans can listen to special broadcasts on NBC on May 2, 2-5 pages. CT, which will feature the 2015 Kentucky Derby; The station will also feature Churchill Downs’ first virtual horse race – The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown, a computerized simulation version of the race.

Goldie Hawn, her daughter Kate Hudson and 1-year-old daughter Kate Rani are the first multigenerational cover stars in the annual edition of “Beautiful” People, CNN.com note down. This publication celebrates the 30th anniversary of the special edition and selects two actresses and toddlers to accompany the headline “Love, Family & True Beauty.” Hawn shared his cover photo on social media, wrote on the caption, “Thank you @people for bringing us together for this issue!”

Stranger Things Twitter account star Joe Keery was hacked and then filled with racist comments and incitement, Page Six noted. The 27-year-old fan became worried when the N-word and claimed he was “persecuted” on his Netflix show posted to Keery’s account. The actor’s Twitter account was deactivated as soon as Page Six reached Twitter and its public relations. Keery said he was “very” upset after hateful messages were sent to his hacked Twitter account.


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Some of the world’s top stars helped raise nearly $ 128 million for the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic by appearing in concerts broadcast globally, CNN.com note down. Dozens of celebrities and musicians – including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jennifer Lopez, and the Rolling Stones – participated in an eight-hour performance entitled “One World: Together At Home”. The concert was divided into two parts, a 6 hour “preliminary” performance and a 2 hour lead show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

TV doctors thanked real doctors for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Deadline noted. Olivia Wilde, who plays Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on House, posted a thank you video on Instagram. Joining him in the video is Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd at Grey’s Anatomy; Neil Patrick Harris, who starred as a titular character in Doogie Howser, M.D .; and Jennifer Garner, who plays a doctor who treats AIDS patients in the Dallas Buyers Club film that won an Oscar, among others.

Actor Sean Hayes recently told Instinct Magazine that being gay “saved him”. During the interview, he said, in part, “I think [being gay] keep you safe and force you to create coping mechanisms that otherwise you won’t be able or forced to make them. “The Will & Grace final series will air Thursday, April 23; the program will resume in autumn 2017 after its first incarnation ends in 2006.

GLAAD announced that they will hold “Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone,” a live streaming event on Sunday, April 26 at 8 pm. ET on the GLAAD YouTube channel and Facebook Live, a noted press release. This event will highlight LGBTQ’s response to COVID-19, and strengthen the message of acceptance and affirmation to the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV during this time. Kesha and Melissa Etheridge will perform during the event, with special guests including Billy Eichner, Matt Bomer, Lilly Singh, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, and Levy, Mj Rodriguez, Wilson Cruz, Kathy Griffin, Gigi Gigi, Nats Getty, Michelle Visage , Javier Munoz, Sean Hayes, Sharon Stone and Tatiana Maslany.

Produced by Ryan Murphy for Netflix, Circus of Books is now a new documentary for its debut Wednesday, April 22, Instinct Magazine noted. This film tells the story of the legendary LA Circus of Books bookstore – a directly owned place that has been a gay-porn emporium for 35 years. In a new trailer, which alternates between interviewing soundbites and clips from vintage gay porn, one of the children of the couple who owns it (Barry and Karen Mason) says, “We are really kept in the dark.” According to press materials, the Masons did not go on to become gay activists, but only “everyday entrepreneurs.”

The cast and crew of the famous daytime talk show The Ellen Degeneres Show talked about the care of the talk show host during the closing ceremony thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, LGBTQ Nation noted. They said both DeGeneres and the producer were not communicative for weeks, cut their salaries when they were in contact, and hired non-union workers outside to build a set for performances at DeGeneres’ house so he could continue to record without them. DeGeneres earns $ 50 million a year to host, making it one of the highest-paid television stars in history.

The Essence Festival of Culture 2020 has been officially canceled because of concerns about COVID-19, Essense noted on its website. Meanwhile, the publication announced that our new ESSENCE Studios streaming platform will host the ESSENCE Festival of Culture: The Virtual Edition for the first time during the Fourth July weekend as a multiday experience and celebration of benefits. In addition, the virtual festival will be a celebration of benefits to honor and support the City of New Orleans.

Personality Drag and RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni, BenDeLaCreme, rescheduled his biggest solo tour yet – “BenDeLaCreme is … Ready to Commit” – for spring 2021 (postponed from spring 2020 due to COVID-19), a press release noted. Some US cities on the tour include Chicago, Detroit, Dallas and Portland, Maine. Written, directed, and produced by BenDeLaCreme, “BenDeLaCreme is … Ready to Be Committed” was played for the sold out crowd in New York City and Provincetown in 2019.

Taylor Swift canceled her 2020 tour schedule – including Lover Fests – due to the coronavirus pandemic, Page Six noted. Planned events in the U.S. instead it will take place next year. “I’m very sad that I won’t be able to see you guys at this year’s concert, but I know this is the right decision,” Swift tweeted. “Please, please stay healthy and safe. I will see you on stage as soon as possible but now the important thing is to commit to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us.” Swift’s headlines at Glastonbury – one of 10 European festival performances ordered by singers for this summer – were canceled when the festival in England was postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus.

Kelly Clarkson launched her new single “I Dare You,” available now through Atlantic Records, a noted press release. “I Dare You” arrives side by side with a collection of five-track multi-language duet songs, sung in the canon of vocalists who are internationally recognized in their mother tongue. Clarkson will host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year in a row in 2020, in addition to starting the recently announced Las Vegas residency, “Kelly Clarkson: Invincible,” on July 29 at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino .

This week’s 18th episode of Empire’s sixth season, airing April 21, will be the ending of the hip-hop family drama for predictable features – and quite possibly the final series, Deadline said. In a separate statement, Empire creators / executive producers Lee Daniels and Danny Strong made a speech at the end of their event which was suddenly due to a coronavirus pandemic while staying at home that they could make the right final film one day. The promo at the end of Episode 15, “Love Me Still,” three weeks ago announced that the 18th episode of Taraji P. Henson and the final season of the drama led by Terrance Howard would be the final.

Brian Dennehy – Tony and Golden Globe winning actor whose career in film, TV and stage lasts nearly half a century – died of natural causes at the age of 81, Deadline reported. Dennehy won the Golden Globe and SAG award and scored an Emmy nom for his main role as Willy Loman in the 2000 miniseries Death of a Salesman, repeating his role from the 1999 revival of Arthur Miller’s classic drama. He is also in films such as First Blood, Romeo + Juliet, Cocoon and Ratatouille.

San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled for the first time in its 50-year history, WGNTV.com note down. The event will return to the San Diego Convention Center July 22-25, 2021. “Acknowledging that many participants save and plan conventions every year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders depend on the event for most of their livelihoods, (we) hope to delaying this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 fears will ease in the summer, “the organization wrote in a news release. “Continued monitoring of health advice and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it is not safe to move forward with plans for this year.”

Simon & Schuster announced that Alex Trebek’s new book, The Answer Is …: Reflections on My Life, will be released July 21 – the day before his 80th birthday, CNN.com note down. According to a description on the publisher’s website, “This book combines personal anecdotes that illuminate with Trebek’s thoughts on various topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy.”

The Handmaid Tale award-winning director Reed Morano is in talks to lead Jennifer Lopez’s feature, The Godmother, Deadline reported. The Departed screenwriter William Monahan who won an Oscar is also in talks to rewrite the first draft written by Terry Winter and Regina Corrado. In the film, Lopez plays the drug king in Colombia, Griselda Blanco, aka “Godmother.”

Bill Cosby will not be released earlier because of the coronavirus crisis, Deadline reported. “Mr. Cosby has not been eligible to be released under Governor Wolf’s order since he was convicted of violence (aggravated assault) and is considered a Predator of Sexual Violence,” said Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Kate Delano when Pennsylvania began to allow the convicted for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in state prisons. Found guilty during a retrial in April 2018 and sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in September of that year, Cosby who was widely accused of repeatedly trying to get his case thrown, appealed or overturned his verdict for his sexual assault on Andrea Constand, a former employee -Temple University.

The imprisoned Fyre Festival founder, Billy McFarland, reportedly asked for an early release from prison, citing fears the COVID-19 novel coronavirus – less than two weeks after notifying the New York Post exclusively that he was “not worried” about contracting the disease, Page Six noted . According to The Wrap, McFarland’s lawyer petitioned New York Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, claiming that McFarland, 28, was suffering from a pre-existing medical condition.

The body of a man believed to be the famous photographer Peter Beard, 82, has been found on Long Island, Page Six said. Beard – disposable equipment in Studio 54 and friend Andy Warhol – has dementia and has been missing from his Montauk home since March 31.

Michael Buble’s wife, Luisana Lopilato, has slammed claims the singer acted aggressively towards him in the recent Instagram Live session, Page Six noted. Speaking Spanish, Lopilato – with Buble at his side – talks to followers on separate Instagram Live. “Thank you for worrying about me,” he said. “It is very important for us to pay attention to the concerns mentioned. Fortunately, I have not suffered.” The actress then encouraged her followers to monitor potential victims of domestic violence.

Pitbull released a new song called “I Believe That We Will Win” to raise money for charity against coronavirus, ExtraTV.com note down. Pitbull said he strives by “learning every day, learning every day something new, trying to stay sane, motivated, positive,” adding he encourages everyone to “keep yourself educated with everything that is happening now.”


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