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 2020-06-04 15:30 

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'Supergirl's' Nicole Maines on Evolving Trans Characters...

As Nia Nal/Dreamer on The CW's "Supergirl," Nicole Maines has played TV's first transgender superhero since the show's fourth season. But for the trans rights activist and actor, progress is the ch......

 2020-06-04 15:00 

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Coronavirus Lockdown Sends Drag Show Performers to Digital...

On March 12, Biqtch Puddin was backstage at Downtown L.A.'s Precinct club with fellow drag queens Willam and Alaska Thunderfuck, half-joking that their upcoming deranged country singer act might be......

 2020-06-04 14:38 

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'Cheer' Star Jerry Harris on Mat-Talking and Being an LGBTQ Role Model...

Jerry Harris, the fan favorite of Netflix's "Cheer," can't help thinking that his late mom is watching over him as he has become one of this year's most beloved pop culture phenomenons. "I feel lik......

 2020-06-04 14:27 

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French Streamer Salto Gets 'Happily Married' (EXCLUSIVE)...

Soon to launch French streaming service Salto has acquired Canadian-French dark comedy series "Happily Married," which premiered at the Berlinale, from distributor Cineflix Rights. R......

 2020-06-04 14:27 

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Country Star Kane Brown Drops Hopeful New Song, 'Worldwide Beautiful'...

Toward the end of a harrowing week filled with protests against police violence, curfews, nearly every type of political discord and an ongoing pandemic, country singer Kane Brown has dropped a hop......

 2020-06-04 14:18 

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BAFTA Heralds Greater Diversity in Nominations for Television Awards...

BAFTA has heralded an improvement in the diversity of nominees for this year's Television and Craft Awards. This year's shortlist, announced Thursday morning, has seen a 22% rise in nominees of col......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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Gigi Gorgeous and Nats Getty on How They Met and Getting Married...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. In 2008, before she came out as transgender, Gigi Lazzarato......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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Melissa Etheridge, Linda Wallem on Their Lesbian Love Story...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. Almost 20 years ago, Linda Wallem, the showrunner of "That ......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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Ilene Chaiken and LouAnne Brickhouse on How Friendship Turned to Love...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. In 2007, "The L Word" creator Ilene Chaiken had broken up w......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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Kiersey Clemons and Ebony De La Haye on Falling in Love on Set...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. An actor and her stunt double falling in love while working......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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'Styling Hollywood' Stars Jason Bolden, Adair Curtis on Their Courtship...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. Ten years ago, Jason Bolden — the owner of an interior desi......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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Greg Berlanti and Robbie Rogers on Their Road to Marriage...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. Greg Berlanti — the prolific TV producer behind such hits a......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita on Fatherhood and Gay Marriage...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. Jesse Tyler Ferguson met his husband at the gym — Equinox i......

 2020-06-04 14:00 

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'Star Trek' Star George Takei on Coming Out as Gay and Getting Married...

For the Power of Pride issue, Variety talked to eight LGBTQ couples in entertainment about their love stories. To read more, click here. As Sulu on "Star Trek," George Takei could travel at the sp......

 2020-06-04 13:38 

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Apple's Tim Cook on Racial Injustice, George Floyd: 'We Must Do More'...

Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, posted an open letter addressing racism in America and the death of George Floyd — saying the company "must do more" to address inequality. Cook, in t......

 2020-06-04 13:05 

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'Blue Story's' Rapman Talks Cinema Controversy, Representation...

Director Rapman endured the unthinkable around the U.K. release of his feature film debut, "Blue Story," about warring South London gangs. After a brawl broke out at a Birmingham cinema following t......

 2020-06-04 13:00 

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'Shakedown' Review: PornHub-Released Strip-Club Doc Dazzles...

Like many of us stuck at home, moviedom — or our recent virtual version of it — has been rummaging through the archives intrigued by films it never quite made the time for. So consider the streamin......

 2020-06-04 13:00 

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U.S. Sports Leagues Inch Toward a Return to Playing Games...

After two months of speculation, negotiation and doomsday planning, it appears that major sports will be back this summer. Owners in the NBA, whose shutdown on March 11 was a turning point for the ......

 2020-06-04 13:00 

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"Avatar" leads way for opening up production in Asia-Pacific region...

Clocks in Asia seem to be synchronized differently from the rest of the world and from each territory. In the last week of January, China was the first country in the world to shut down its film in......

 2020-06-04 12:49 

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey Donates $3M to Colin Kaepernick Rights Org...

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, donated $3 million to Know Your Rights Camp, an organization established by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick dedicated to empowering people of color. ......

 2020-06-04 12:15 

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Lester Holt Has More Than Headlines to Offer on NBC's 'Nightly News'...

TV viewers know "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt will deliver the latest headlines in the national news cycle. Over the past few nights, however, he's been offering something else: empathy. Ov......

 2020-06-04 11:19 

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Udine Asian Festival To Open Online Edition With Korea's 'Ashfall'...

Korean disaster action film has been set as the opening movie of the Far East Film Festival in Udine. Due to coronavirus and social distancing measures still in place in Italy, the festival will be......

 2020-06-04 09:05 

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London's Twickenham Studios Reopens With COVID-19 Measures in Place...

London's Twickenham Studios, operated by Time+Space Studios, have reopened with safety measures in place to guard again COVID-19, and incorporating a new TV studio. The studios have launched a prog......

 2020-06-04 08:50 

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Cannes' Critics' Week Selects Five Films, Ten Shorts For 2020 Label...

While the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival was announced yesterday, Critics Week, the strand dedicated to first and second films which traditionally runs parallel to the fest, has unv......

 2020-06-04 08:33 

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The Mediapro Studio Unveils Banner Series 'The Head'...

First shots often sum up much of the drama ahead. Bowing June 12 on Orange TV in Spain, "The Head'" a signature series of The Mediapro Studio, is no exception. Featuring among key cast Alvaro Morte......

 2020-06-04 07:47 

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Meghan Markle Speaks Out Following Death of George Floyd...

Meghan Markle has spoken out about the death of George Floyd, in a virtual address to graduating pupils at her former high school, Immaculate Heart High in Los Angeles. Addressing the students, she......

 2020-06-04 07:22 

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Lee Jae-yong Samsung Boss and CJ Entertainment Founder To Be Arrested...

Prosecutors in Seoul have requested the arrest of Lee Jae-yong, the heir and presumptive head of the Samsung Group. He is accused of stock price manipulation and audit violations within the massive......

 2020-06-04 06:41 

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BAFTA Unveils Nominations for 2020 Television Awards...

HBO and Sky's nuclear drama "Chernobyl" has emerged as the frontrunner at this year's Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awa......

 2020-06-04 05:23 

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Dwayne Johnson Calls Out Trump, Supports Black Lives Matter...

Dwayne Johnson posted a passionate video on Twitter, showing support for Black Lives Matter and questioning President Trump's actions during the nationwide protests against George Floyd'......

 2020-06-04 05:05 

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'Crazy World' Review: Utterly Joyous, Berserk Ugandan Kids Actioner...

Forget everything you think you know about filmmaking and narrative continuity. Forget production values and matching eyelines. Divorce yourself from your over-reliance on the 180-degree rule and y......

 2020-06-04 04:00 

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Lea Michele Controversy: 'Glee' Actors and Other Co-Stars Speak Out...

Lea Michele is under fire following accusations made on Twitter by her former "Glee" co-star Samantha Ware, who said Michele made her life a "living hell," while working on ......

 2020-06-04 03:26 

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'Parasite' Wins Five Prizes at Korea's Grand Bell Awards...

Bong Joon-ho's multi-Oscar winning "Parasite" keeps winning. A year after its triumphant Cannes debut, the film took home five trophies at Korea's Daejong Awards (a.k.a Grand Bell Awards) held in S......

 2020-06-04 02:23 

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New York Times Gets Backlash Over Tom Cotton Op-Ed From Staff...

Several New York Times staff members are criticizing an op-ed written by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton that was published on Wednesday. They argue the piece, titled "Tom Cotton: Send In The Troops......

 2020-06-04 01:13 

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Chris Trousdale, of Boy Band DreamStreet, Dies of Coronavirus at 34...

Chris Trousdale, a member of the boy band DreamStreet from the group's inception in 1999 through its breakup in 2002, died Tuesday at age 34. Although an official statement did not give a cau......

 2020-06-04 00:53 

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Blackout Tuesday Was No Day Off for the Music Biz: Inside the Meetings...

Although it was billed as a "pause," "Blackout Tuesday" — during which much of the music industry "disconnected from work" to focus on ways it can support and stand in solidarity with the black com......

 2020-06-04 00:48 

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Studio Movie Grill Hires Former AMC Executive Tonya Mangels...

In today's film news roundup, Studio Movie Grill hires an industry veteran to handle marketing, the HFPA elects its board, and "Sometimes Always Never" and "Never Too Late...

 2020-06-03 23:57 

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Sarah Ruhl and How 3Views Swerved to Serve the Theater Community...

The creators of 3Views didn't count on their new theater website launching during a pandemic. But life in lockdown has led the site to evolve into something a lot of people in the theater com......

 2020-06-03 23:42 

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Bruce Springsteen Rips 'Unfeeling' White House in George Floyd Tribute...

If you've been waiting for someone to deliver a comprehensive state of the nation address, Bruce Springsteen had one on his SiriusXM radio show Wednesday. And, unsurprisingly, he found the st......

 2020-06-03 23:24 

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Bruce Jay Friedman, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter of 'Splash,' Dies...

Writer Bruce Jay Friedman, who received an Oscar nomination for the 1984 comedy "Splash," died Wednesday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his son Josh, who......

 2020-06-03 23:05 

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Analysis: Why Cannes and Other Canceled Film Fests Announce Lineups...

Film festivals are indefinitely on hold, canceled so long as the global coronavirus outbreak makes it unsafe to hold mass gatherings — especially those that bring together guests from different cor......

 2020-06-03 23:02 

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TV News Roundup: HBO Releases 'Lovecraft Country' Teaser (Watch)...

In today's TV news roundup, HBO released the teaser trailer for "Lovecraft Country," and the documentary "Freestyle Love Supreme" announced that it will no longer be a......

 2020-06-03 23:00 

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Michael Bubl Pledges $100,000 to ACLU Via Fan Matching Challenge...

Michael Bubl has pledged $100,000 to the ACLU in a matching challenge to his fans "to be part of the solution to help seek justice and equal rights," it was announced on Wednesday, Jun......

 2020-06-03 22:19 

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Four in Five Brits Unwilling to Return to Movie Theaters Straightaway...

Only one in five British people say they are willing to go to movie theaters when they reopen in July, according to new research. U.K. cinema owners are pinning their hopes on blockbusters like Chr......

 2020-06-03 22:18 

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Barack Obama Addresses George Floyd Protests...

Former President Barack Obama addressed the killing of George Floyd and the protests over police brutality that have swept across the U.S. on camera on Wednesday, saying that the demonstrations wer......

 2020-06-03 22:13 

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Trump Administration to Ban Chinese Airlines From Flying Into U.S....

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will block Chinese airlines from flying into the U.S. beginning from June 16 as a retaliatory measure against Beijing's current policy to prevent of ......

 2020-06-03 21:30 

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The CW Acquires Patrick Dempsey Series 'Devils' for Fall 2020...

The CW is adding another acquired series to its fall 2020 lineup. The network has picked up the French-Italian co-production "Devils." The series is described as an international thrill......

 2020-06-03 21:09 

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Celebrate Bill & Ted High School Grads...

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter joined San Dimas High School's virtual graduation ceremony on Tuesday to deliver a totally bodacious message to the class of 2020. Reeves and Winter starred in th......

 2020-06-03 21:08 

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CISAC Elects Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Arturo Marquez Vice Presidents...

Just days after CISAC elected Abba cofounder Bjorn Ulvaeus as its next president, the organization has elected South African singer-songwriter and actress Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Mexican composer Ar......

 2020-06-03 21:03 

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Quibi Says Senior Execs Taking 10% Pay Cut, Denies Report of Layoffs...

Quibi is making a belt-tightening move, two months after Jeffrey Katzenberg's ambitious mobile-video subscription startup launched — to disappointing initial numbers. However, the compa......

 2020-06-03 20:12 

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Tiger King: Sheriff Confirms Will of Carole Baskin's Husband a Forgery...

A Florida sheriff has confirmed rumors that the will of Don Lewis, the missing husband of big-cat rights activist and "Tiger King" subject Carole Baskin, was forged. Hillsborough County......

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