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356 – SHOWBIZ Rufus Wainwright, LGBTQ film, Billy Porter, Janelle Monae – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive | Instant News

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, Rufus Wainwright, released the latest single from his anticipated new pop album, Unfollow the Rules, a noted press release. “Alone Time” is now available on all DSP and streaming services; the official companion video is on YouTube. Unfollow the Rules is scheduled to arrive via BMG on Friday, July 10. Wainwright also has an ongoing #Quarantunes series from #MusicalEverydays and #RobeRecitals, which are served daily through Instagram and its official Facebook.

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.


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459 – SHOWBIZ ‘Idol’ alum, PBS series, LGBT films, concert series, Bad Bunny – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive | Instant News

American Idol alumni, David Hernandez, has premiered his new song – “Sorry” – and the accompanying music video, a press release noted. “Sorry” is described as “a metaphorical letter to people who have been injured in David’s past and to those who have hurt him.” The music video was recorded a few weeks ago, but the release said the crew was kept to a minimum, with only Hernandez, director Derek Caldera and cameraman Arno Diem on the set. The video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hklAEtvDvCY&feature=youtu.be.

PBS celebrates LGTBQ + Pride Month by launching Prideland – a short digital series and short form one hour after the show host / actor Dyllon Burnside (from Pose FX) on his journey across the South. The short six-episode series will launch on PBS Voices, a new YouTube channel that focuses on documentaries by PBS Digital Studios, starting Tuesday, May 26. An hour-long special companion, also guided by Burnside, will premiere Friday, June 12 at 8 pm CT on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video Application. Episodes have titles such as “Polyamide, Demisexuality, and Being Transgender in the South” and “Promoting LGBTQ + Health in Mississippi.”

Breaking Glass Pictures acquired Worldwide rights for Terracino’s latest writer / director (Elliot Loves) feature, Waking Up Dead, a press release announced. The LGBT film stars Gabriel Sousa (Veronica Mars), Judy Geeson (To the Lord, With Love; Crazy About You) and Traci Lords (Cry-Baby, Melrose Place; The Eastsiders). Waking Up Dead – described as “a very uncomfortable comedy about suicide, jerks, and heartless Hollywood agents” – is currently in pre-production, with filming to begin in early July.

JJ / LA, an LA-based event production company, announced a new queer-centric concert series: “Outloud: Raising Voices,” a 10-episode benefit show featuring live performances from LGBTQA artists, NewNowNext.com note down. Outloud is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26, with performances from artists originally scheduled to perform at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival this year; Actor Jake Borelli is scheduled to host the first episode, and Betty Who will make headlines, Billboard reported. Appearances from Kesha, Greyson Chance, Allie X, Vincint, The Aces and Wrabel have also been confirmed for this series; funds raised during the five-week epic affair will benefit local pride organizers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, singer / rapper Bad Bunny said he “never felt masculine” like the day he dragged his music video “Yo Perreo Sola,” according to Queerty. The song, which translates to “I twerk alone,” explores the sexual abuse problem faced by many women when they go to night clubs. Bad Bunny also said he anticipated people would criticize the video, but he didn’t care.

Ricky Martin and her husband Jwan Yosef share kisses in the new music video, noted Queerty. Visual is not actually for the new track from Martin, but by rapper / filmmaker Puerto Rico Residente. The song is titled “Antes Que el Mundo Se Acabe” (“Before the World Ends”), and the video begins with a statement asking, “Instead of returning to normal, why don’t we start again?” It then featured dozens of kissing couples from all over the world.

The revival of Broadway in Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite – starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker and directed by John Benjamin Hickey – will delay its opening for more than a year due to the closure of the pandemic, Deadline noted. Production, which has been set to start previews the day after the closing of March 12 was announced, will now begin performances at the Hudson Theater on Friday, March 19, 2021; revival will last until Sunday, July 18, 2021.

MJ, Michael Jackson’s stage musical heading to Broadway, will begin the preview next March – an eight-month delay due to the closure of the coronavirus pandemic, Deadline reported. MJ’s world premiere, which features Jackson’s music, will begin to be reviewed Monday, March 8, 2021, on Broadway’s Neil Simon Theater; opening night is set for Thursday, April 15. Before the closing of Broadway on March 12, 2020, MJ was set to begin the show this July.

Speaking of Broadway, the Broadway League has confirmed that production will now offer refunds and exchanges for shows until Sunday, September 6, because Broadway remains dark during the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, Playbill noted. The exact return date has not been determined. Ticket holders for shows until September 6 will be contacted via email through their place of purchase with information on refunds and exchange options.

On a related note, Broadway fans were furious after CBS announced that a single version of the 1978 film Grease would replace the Tony Awards on the network next month, Page Six noted. The Tonys, who honor the best of Broadway at Radio City Music Hall, remain postponed indefinitely. Candidate Tony Gideon Glick, from To Kill a Mockingbird, chirped on CBS, “I’m sure there are a million gays out there who can help you choose the best hit from the Tony Awards to air!”

Disney’s Frozen has been the first victim of long-lost Broadway from the COVID-19 pandemic and industry closure, Deadline said. Production, which opened March 22, 2018 at the St. James, announced that it would not return when Broadway reopened – whenever that was. Frozen, which opened most of the favorable reviews, was a solid box office player before closing, routinely generating 80-90 percent of box-office potential.

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley jointly hosted the episode “Star at Home,” in front of the “Bombshell in Concert” program scheduled for May 20, a press release noted. Katharine McPhee (Karen Cartwright), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn), Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (score), Neil Meron (producer) and Robert Greenblatt (producer) share stories about the origins of the series and also hidden news behind the scenes such as doing music figures. “Bombshell In Concert” will stream Wednesday, May 20 at 7 pm CT is exclusively active PEOPLE.comPeopleTV and PEOPLE social platforms (Facebook and Twitter).

Superman and Batwoman will come together in a crossover event for The CW, Deadline reported. CW Chairman / CEO Mark Pedowitz said that would not happen in December, given the cessation of COVID-19 production, but hoped that it would happen in the first or second quarter of 2021. CW has aired six annual Arrowverse crossovers – Crisis in Infinite Earths – featuring episodes of Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, with the last episode airing in December and January.

Netflix is ​​developing features about the 1999 US women’s soccer team that won the FIFA World Cup, Deadline said. That includes an iconic moment when Brandi Chastain scores the winning goal on penalties and takes off his jersey in celebration. This story follows the journey of a soccer team which, in a stadium filled with 93,000 fans, won the World Cup in the nail-biting final against China. The film will be adapted from Jere Longman’s book, The Girls of Summer: The US Soccer Team and How It Changed The World.

Anderson Cooper said he decided to become a parent with his new son with his ex-girlfriend Benjamin Maisani, and stated that his friends had become his family, Page Six noted. CNN host told Howard Stern at Sirius XM The Howard Stern Show that he remained close enough to Maisani, whom he had dated for a decade, that he asked him to help raise Wyatt Morgan. “We didn’t exercise as a couple, but … when I was a child, it was only my mother and brother, but it was my mother – she was not the most parent and I hope some adults chasing after my father died had entered and just like, ‘You know, I’ll take you to a soccer game,’ “Cooper said. Cooper added that while he planned to go by “Father” or “Father” by Wyatt, Maisani, who spoke French to him, would be called “Papa.”

Revry has partnered with Brightcove Inc. to launch the first cable TV platform of its kind amid extensive cancellations of major Pride events and the LGBTQ + film festival, a press release announced. This new platform provides options like never before for those who need community during this pandemic: a truly “always-on” TV experience created specifically for LGBTQ + people. In addition to offering full access to its On-Demand library with Revry Premium Subscription, and free unlimited access with advertisements, users can now watch original Revry Revry films, shows, music, podcasts and originals, original, including global news channels. LGBTQ 24/7, Revry Now. see Revry.tv .

GLSEN has launched Respect Everywhere – a series of fundraising initiatives presented in a short video that runs until May 22, a press release noted. The first video, now showing GLSEN.org/respecteverywhere, featuring characters from The Boys In The Band – including Matt Bomer, Robin de Jesus, Brian Hutchison, Jim Parsons, Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto, Michael Benjamin Washington and Tuc Watkins, expressed their sincere appreciation to Charlie Carver’s teammates. , who received the GLSEN Gamechanger Award. Also, The L Word: Q Generation actress and ally Jennifer Beals will receive a Champion Award from her colleagues; Rainbow Royales GSA, Ilima Intermediate School, “Rainbow Royales,” will receive the GSA of the Year Award; and Tray Robinson will receive an Educator of the Year Award.

Former Next / Next American Model Judge Jay Manuel has an upcoming book: The Wig, The Bitch & The Meltdown, inspired by his time on the show, according to Queerty. Speaking with Variety, Manuel said he was often made to feel uncomfortable with the things said and done at the event, but he felt silenced by supermodel / show host Tyra Banks and co-executive producer Ken Mock. Manuel said one of Banks’s unsustainable actions included telling a model not to be too proud to be weird or he might turn people off, which according to Manuel was an uncomfortable time for him to shoot. The bank was recently accused of being a bully on social media after a clip from America’s Next Top Model – which premiered in 2003 and aired for 24 seasons – began being re-circulated online.

Michelle Visage criticized Jessie J for being “cold” and “not good” when she joined the Drag Race players on the tour, PinkNews said. The judge praised Nicki Minaj, “What I like about Nicki is that he does, I don’t want to say ‘real’ because it’s a stupid term, but he’s sincere, honest, and alone,” Visage told the Gay Times. However, he added, “You don’t know whether they will be arrogant, not nice, really cold people like Jessie J for us when we toured Australia.”

After selling its national health tour earlier this year, Oprah Winfrey is determined to bring the same wisdom and inspiration directly to fans’ homes with Oprah’s Your Life in Focus: A Vision Forward – A Vision Forward – Live Virtual Experience, People.com note down. The 90-minute experience, guided by Winfrey and takes place in Zoom, will air every Saturday to June 6.

Katy Perry and Taylor Swift might have a duet on the road, iHeart.com note down. When asked if he and his ex-frenemy would join a song, Perry shyly answered, “Well, you only need to listen to ‘Idol’ [this] week if all the rumors are true or false. “The potential collaboration between Swift and Perry has been circling since the stars made peace by hugging him in the music video forming for” You Need To Calm Down, “where the couple united as a delightful meal – with Perry dressed as a burger for Swift fries .

Speaking of Perry, he released his new single, “Aster,” which was described in a press release as “a celebration of the joy of the human spirit in the face of cynicism and difficulties.” The official video, which accepts YouTube Premiere, features Katy featuring “Aster” in a natural setting; filmmaker Liza Voloshin takes clips from safe social distances. “Daisies” comes from KP5, because fans call Katy’s fifth untitled studio album, which will be released Friday, August 14, by Capitol Records.

Oscar-nominated singer / actress Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) and Nat Wolff (The Kill Team) starred in the tense action film Body Cam, available for purchase on Digital May 19 and leased On Demand June 2 from Paramount Home Entertainment, a press release noted. The film will arrive on DVD on July 14th. The premise is as follows: When routine traffic results in the death of an unexplained and horrific colleague, a policeman (Blige) realizes the recording of the incident will be played only for his eyes. As the attacks escalated, he competed to understand the supernatural power behind them.

Singer Charli XCX released his new album, how do I feel now, a press release noted. This album was produced by executives by Charli, A. G. Cook and BJ Burton, and was written, recorded and released separately due to the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the songs on the 11-song album include “claws,” “party 4 u,” “pink diamonds” and “7 years.”

Twenty years have passed since Britney Spears released her second album, Oops! … I Did It Again – and he marked that opportunity on Instagram, People.com note down. His post features a compilation of video clips from Spears’s music video and interviews he did while creating and promoting the album. “Thanks to whoever made this ….. I almost dropped my cellphone, I didn’t expect it [crying emojis] !!!!! “Spears wrote next to the video.

Netflix Is A Joke hosted the “Kimmy vs. the Music: A Live Singing Contest That Live” to celebrate the launch of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend,” a press release noted. The fan singing contest was immediately judged by the cast and creator of the event – Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Jeff Richmond, Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane and Daniel Radcliffe – and moderated by Jack McBrayer. Guided on Netflix Is A Joke’s YouTube page, this special event featured performances from finalists Nicholas Cradock (Perth, Australia), Larry Lewis (Richmond, Virginia), Olivia Moffat (Roseville, California), A. Rochelle Morant (Columbus, Ohio) and the winner of Vikki Siddell (St. Charles, Missouri). Players and creators raise awareness and funding for the Crisis Text Line, which provides mental health support 24/7 to people in crisis, in www.crisistextline.org/kimmy/. Also, see Netflix.com/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt.

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried at Oakwood University – a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama – on Wednesday, May 20, Page Six noted. Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, said private burials would not be open to the public. Little Richard’s close friend, Father Bill Minson said the singer was a university alumnus.

ABC is updating American Idol’s latest iteration for the fourth season, Deadline said. However, the network did not reveal whether the judges, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest, would return. Perry is pregnant, and is expected to give birth to her baby later this summer, so there is a question mark whether she will return.

Moby released his new studio album, All Visible Objects, a press release that was announced. Along with the release, Moby also shared a video about him detailing the inspiration, writing and recording of All Visible Objects songs – available on his YouTube channel. All Moby profits from All Visible Objects will be donated to various charities, including the Rainforest Action Network and the American Civil Liberties Union; Over the past 10 years, Moby has donated 100 percent of the profits from most of his work to animal charities and human rights.

Showtime released official posters and trailers for its new limited series The Good Lord Bird, premiering Sunday, August 9, a press release noted. The series is told from the perspective of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional boy who was a member of John Brown’s abolitionist family during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro and anti-slavery forces – and finally found himself participating in the famous 1859 attack at the US armory at Harpers Ferry. Ethan Hawke, who produced this series, plays Brown. The snippet is at https://youtu.be/H-Tm63y-S4s.

Fab The Duo, a glam pop-rock duo and real-life couple, released a new song, “Stubborn,” from their upcoming EP, Our Love Is Resistance, a press release noted. Fab The Duo, who met each other at Tinder, “aims to change the cultural narrative about love in the LGBTQ space,” the release said. The duo’s newest single, “No Prince Charming (featuring MariahLynn),” was released in February exclusively through the Billboard Pride.

Rose McGowan accused Bill Maher of being inappropriate, People.com note down. McGowan, a leader of the #MeToo movement, tweeted May 9 about his alleged interaction with Maher during an appearance at the late Politically Wrong night talk show in the 1990s; he claimed he whispered to him, “My parents didn’t give me a good face, but they really gave me—” Politically Wrong was canceled in 2002 after Maher’s comments about the 9/11 attacks; the following year, he launched Real Time with Bill Maher (now in his 18th season) on HBO.

Jessie Colter’s adult appearance has opened her fans to big changes in life – she was diagnosed with “an incurable type of brain cancer” in February, Queerty noted. He said on Instagram that deciding to go public with the news was a big struggle, not wanting to “reduce the good times.” He added, in part, “But my life is not over. There is still time to make new memories. So, even though yesterday was my 38th birthday, I planned to have more birthdays to celebrate and other exciting events. looking forward to. “

Homophobic rapper and transphobia Boosie Badazz posted a video on social media admitting she hired a sex worker to give oral sex to her son and niece when they were 12 and 13, LGBTQ Nation noted. While some commentators supported Badazz for his actions, others were horrified and said that someone should call the Child Protection Service to expel children from their care. In a 2016 interview, Badazz (real name: Torrence Hatch) said he would defeat his own son to try and change his sexuality if he told him he was gay.

R. Kelly has denied pretrial exemption for the third time by a judge in New York who ruled that being pre-diabetic was not a compelling reason for his release, Billboard said. Judge Ann Donnelly issued her decision on 15 May, finding that “Kelly’s prediabetes diagnosis – a relatively common and treatable condition – is not a” compelling reason “for her release.” This is the third attempt by the singer to urge the court to release him since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Late Night Event Starring Johnny Carson broadcaster / best friend Ed McMahon homes for sale, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com note down. With poor health, financial difficulties from bad investment and the Great Recession housing market, McMahon almost lost his home in 2008. Some of his friends, including Donald Trump, promised to save McMahon’s home. However, McMahon eventually sold it to a family friend who hired him back until his death in 2009. The Tudor-style McMahon house is priced at $ 6,795 million, and is registered by Stephen Apelian and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker International Realty, Beverly Hills. See https://www.toptenrealestatedeals.com/weekly-ten-best-home-deals/home/hereeeees-ed-mcmahons-gorgeous-beverly-hills-home.

Pop TV announced One Day at a Time, the special animation will premiere Tuesday, June 16, and includes special guest stars Gloria Estefan, Melissa Fumero and Lin-Manuel Miranda, a press release noted. The Sony Pictures Television series has a mid-season on April 14 due to a cessation of production as a result of COVID-19. The special animation, titled, “The Politics Episode,” will be fully executed remotely and premiere on Pop TV on June 16 at 8:30 pm. CT follows the marathon this season.

Stars Will & Grace Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani, co-founders of the non-partisan organization I Am a Voter, launch a podcast about people who oppose the status quo, Deadline said. The couple launched The Dissenters on May 21; the first season of the show will feature 20 episodes. The first season will include guests such as Co-founder Rising Glennon Doyle, Adam Schiff, Jane Fonda and Patrisse Cullors.

Singer Post Malone will launch a French rose named Maison No. 9 this summer, according to a press release. Stemming from an idea to unite the best wines in its class with Malone’s love of the Mediterranean lifestyle and rise, Post and his colleagues (friend / entrepreneur James Morrissey of Global Brand Equities; and Dre London, old music manager and London Founder) Entertainment) spent) many in 2019 often traveled to Provence and collaborated with wine maker Alexis Cornu to try grape varieties and sample mixes. see Maison9wine.com .

Fashion designer Jeffree Star was slammed on social media for releasing a new eyeshadow palette called “Cremated” during the coronavirus pandemic, People.com note down. “Introducing the #CREMATED eyeshadow palette & collection … Prepare to die,” Star wrote on Instagram next to the photo palette. Shortly after dropping a new collection, critics called 34 years, calling it “tone-deaf” for releasing a product titled “Cremated” amid a coronavirus pandemic. In a YouTube video, Star told fans that the product “should come out in April but the coronavirus has made the entire beauty industry, of course, and the whole planet vibrate, and many brands and many of us companies have to move everything back.”

Daniel Silva, 27 years old from Ink Guru was arrested for murder after the death of YouTube star Corey La Barrie, who was killed in a car accident – on his 25th birthday, People.com note down. Authorities said the fatal incident occurred in the Valley Village area of ​​Los Angeles when “a McLaren 600LT racer in 2020 traveled east on Huston Street at high speed when the driver lost control. The driver then ran off the road and collided with a stop. a tree in the northeast corner of Huston Street and Carpenter Avenue. “La Barrie has more than 330,000 subscribers on YouTube and more than 200,000 followers on Instagram.

Actress Ashley Benson and rapper G-Eazy were seen kissing in a car in Los Angeles – only a week after news emerged that she called it quitting with the Cara Delevingne model, noted Extra. Romance rumors appeared almost a month after he released the cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.” Delevingne himself came to Ashley’s defense, writing on Instagram, “Now is more important than spreading love, not hatred. To everyone who hates @ashleybenson, please stop.”

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine tried to donate $ 200,000 to the non-profit organization No Kid Hungry – only so that the organization refused the offer, according to Page Six. A spokesman for No Kid Hungry told the Complex website, “As a campaign focused on children, it is our policy to reject donor funding whose activities are not in line with our mission and values.” Tekashi (real name: Daniel Hernandez) was sentenced to two years behind bars after surrendering government surveillance of several gang friends while acknowledging his role in a series of robberies and shootings.


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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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402 – SHOWBIZ ‘Homecoming’, virtual concert, Janet Jackson, Jeffree Star – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive | Instant News

The critically praised Homecoming series returns for its second season Friday, May 22, on Amazon Prime Video with new mysteries and new stars: Janelle Monae, a press release noted. His character wakes up in a boat floating in the lake, with no memory of how he got there – or even who he was. His subsequent identity search will take him to the heart of Geist Group, the unconventional health company behind the Homecoming Initiative.

Inspired by the response to their March 19 live broadcast – around 80,000 viewers – Indigo Girls confirmed the live concert and Q&A series that aired live every Thursday in May (7, 14, 21) at 6 pm CT on Facebook Live and Instagram Live, the press release noted. The May 14 concert will include optional donations with all proceeds for charity. Indigo Girls also shared the song “Country Radio,” from their upcoming album, Look Long (coming out May 22 via Rounder).

A total of 275 cast members from 15 companies from the hit Boys Boys song that won Tony came together (from a distance, of course) to honor COVID-19’s relief effort and display the last number “Who Loves You,” Broadway.com note down. This video features players from La Jolla (the premiere venue for music in 2005), Broadway, the first and second North American tours, SETA National tours, Chicago, Toronto, London, tours of England, Australia, the Netherlands, and more.

In addition, Brooklyn student and accomplished pianist Harrison Sheckler brought together 300 musicians from 15 different countries for the classic virtual video performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein, “You’re Never Walk Walk Alone,” noted Broadway World. Video songs from the musical Carousel were released May 1 on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Gathering online help for the project through a network of music connections, Sheckler receives songs from countries around the world, including Britain, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Vietnam, Israel, Australia, South Africa and others.

Many stars will be present Monday, May 11, for Rise Up New York !, a virtual telethon throughout the city to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Billboard said. Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting will be performing at the one-hour event, along with other artists who will be announced soon. Among those taped to appear on Tina Fey’s broadcast are: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Angie Mar, Barbra Streisand, Ben Platt, Bette Midler, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Sutton Foster, Trevor Noah and others.

Luke Evans’s girlfriend, Rafa Olarra, was bound to help the actor repeat his role as Gaston for the Disney Singalong Family, PinkNews said. The Disney Singalong family brings together stars from across the Atlantic – including Beyonce, Ariana Grande, and cast of High School Musical – to recreate the iconic music moments from studio history. Evans joined Josh Gad, who he co-starred with in the 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast, for their duet version “Gaston.”

It seems that Janet Jackson could be the next musician to get her own biographical film, because a new film about the legendary singer is reported in the work, MovieWeb noted, quoting the JasmineBRAND. Planning has begun for a biographical film about Jackson’s life and career, and although “the details are scarce,” the project is said to be being completed and auditions have begun.

During the Mother Basement podcast episode, YouTuber / makeup artist Jeffree Star spilled more tea on his feud with James Charles and Tati Westbook, E! News recorded. Star said he heard about people who were allegedly victims of Charles but added, “In the end, I will not exclude James Charles victims – if it is real because I do not know if it is real.” The internet dispute all started when Westbrook released a 40-minute video cutting off all ties with Charles after he posted an Instagram Story promoting Sugarbear Sleep Vitamins, a direct competitor to the Westbrook brand.

Fashion expert Joe Zee and her husband are now fathers, Out.com note down. Former editor who previously served as Elle’s creative director and editor in chief Yahoo! Style, announced the news on Twitter – and followed it with a loud rebuke from Vice President Mike Pence. Princess Vivian was born through surrogacy at the Mayo Clinic. At one point, Zee wrote, “To insinuate that [Pence] did not know he had to wear [a mask] discredit all these hard-working nurses and doctors and support staff. “During a visit to Mayo, Pence appeared without a mask – in direct conflict with the founding guidelines.

Madonna appears to be breaking social rules that distance herself at birthday parties – just two days after announcing that she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, which would indicate that she was exposed to infection, Page Six said. He joked that his birthday friend, photographer Steven Klein, had the honor of “COVID cakes” during a live-streamed private show. Recently, Madonna posted a video to Instagram saying that she had tested positive for coronavirus antibodies and was now ready to “breathe COVID-19 air.”

Roy Horn, from the well-known performance duo Siegfried and Roy, has tested positive for the corona virus, Page Six said. Horn, 75, “is currently responding to treatment well,” his spokeswoman said in a statement to ABC News. In 2003, Horn suffered an injury that ended his career when Mantacore, a 400-pound Siberian tiger, attacked him during a live show at the Mirage hotel casino.

Planet of the Humans – a new documentary by first-time filmmaker Jeff Gibbs, and released by Oscar winner Michael Moore – posted 3.5 million views on Rumble Moore’s channel on YouTube in the first week of the film, a press release noted. This documentary shows that saving the Earth cannot occur by colluding with rich interests and by focusing on climate change alone. The full movie is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE&feature=youtu.be.

Freeform has launched its first virtual talent search for new and upcoming talent, a press release noted. The search, running through May 8, calls for talents from all over the United States who play ages 18-25 to record themselves one of four monologues in the Freeform series and submit their videos for consideration. Submission of talent can be considered for future projects in the network. Applicants must be US citizens and must be at least 18 years of age to apply. For additional information, visit www.castittalent.com/Freeform_Search.

Noah Cyrus revealed the title and release date for the upcoming EP, a press release noted. The End of Everything will be released on May 15 through RECORDS / Columbia Records and will feature eight songs, including “I Got So High So I See Jesus,” “Lonely” and “July.” (“July” is now officially certified as RIAA Platinum in North America.)

The Kesha 2020 High Road tour with Big Freedia will not happen this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Billboard said. On Instagram, Kesha said, in part, “Because of the current situation, doing this tour in 2020 is no longer feasible. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate and express ourselves together in passion and online.”

X-Men: Apocalypse co-star Olivia Munn claims that director Bryan Singer often “inspects” filmmaking to seek treatment for medical conditions, Digital Spy noted. While discussing the difference between working with male and female filmmakers ahead of the release of his new film Violet, the actor – who plays Marvel mutant Psylocke in the 2016 superhero film – said he remembered Singer being absent from the set for about 10 days in total and that he would send a message to the actors’ instructions from afar. Singer had previously been accused of several sexual errors, but strongly denied all charges.

People were invited to join Vogue in the Metas celebration over May 4, the magazine said. Throughout the day, Vogue recalls the spotlight from previous years, from stunning red carpet ensembles to unforgettable moments. The day ended with “A Moment with the Met” – an intimate celebration, available through live streaming exclusively on YouTube.

The cause of death of singer Bill Withers has been revealed, Extra noted. According to his death certificate, obtained by TMZ, the singer “Lean on Me” died at the age of 81 due to a heart attack; contributing factors are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bradyhythmia. Withers, who died at the Providence Tarzana Regional Medical Center, was laid to rest at the famous cemetery of Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Nipsey Hussle, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were buried.

Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, has submitted a notice of deletion of the “deepfake” video that uses artificial intelligence to make it into the rap by Billy Joel, We Don’t Start the Fire and “Hamlet’s To Be Start or Fire” or “Solilok”, The Guardian noted. The anonymous creator of the YouTube-hosted video, known as Vocal Synthesis, said that a copyright notice was submitted by Roc Nation, which stated: “This content illegally uses AI to impersonate our client’s voice.” The two videos have been removed, though the others remain, including one of the rapper who took the Book of Genesis.

Singer / songwriter Edie Brickell paid homage to his friend, legendary musician and activist Willie Nelson, with the new duet “Sing To Me, Willie,” which debuted on April 29 in celebration of Nelson’s 87th birthday, a press release noted. All proceeds from the song will benefit MusiCares’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. To support this initiative, Play MPE will serve songs for free. Visit https://orcd.co/singtomewillie.

HBO is updating the Issa Rae Insecure comedy series for the fifth season, a press release announced. The 10th episode of the fourth episode of the show debuted April 12 on the network. The regular season series four includes Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge.

Grammy nominated songwriter / pianist Jim Brickman will take The Magic of Christmas tour to more than 20 cities, according to a press release. Brickman has charted 34 Billboard Adult Contemporary singles, and has obtained four gold albums and one platinum disc. Date for U.S. tour is November 27-Jan. 1, 2021.

Britney Spears opens 24 million Instagram followers about accidents, Yahoo! Life is recorded. “Hi friends, I am in my gym now. I have not been here, for example, six months because I burned my gym, unfortunately,” he said in the video. “I have two candles and, yes … one thing leads to another and I burn it.” Spears revealed that he only has two gym equipment left but said he wanted to share a video to show off his new training “all this time.”

Eminem faced a home intruder in his living room after the suspect slipped past his sleep security guard, Page Six said. Matthew David Hughes, 26, smashed the kitchen window with paving stones and climbed into the rapper’s home in a gated community in the Detroit area because, apparently, he just wanted to spend time with the rapper. Hughes faced a pair of criminals, a house invasion and dangerous destruction of buildings, and was detained with a $ 50,000 bail.

Katie Couric said she was “shaken” by a 2004 “uncomfortable” interview with Denzel Washington, Page Six noted. While on the podcast “Everything Icons with Danny Pellegrino”, Couric recalled the awkward Dateline interview – which involved Washington, also Meryl Streep, during the promotion process for their film The Manchurian Candidate – after Pellegrino raised the art of celebrity and political interviews.

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly delivered to his neighbor, Jeff Lewis, a peaceful offering after a week-long dispute, when the Bravo star called Kelly and her housekeepers for annoying behavior on her Sirius XM radio show, Page Six said. Lewis’s complaint began on the musician’s 30th birthday, when interior designers claimed MGK and his guests refused to adhere to the social distance protocol. MGK then sent a bottle of Dom Pérignon to Lewis – via a skateboard – which was then posted by reality star to his own Instagram account.


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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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