2015 Emmy Watch: The LGBT-ness Of The Nominees

The Emmy nominations came out last week and it was impossible to get very far in the list of nominees without finding representatives of the LGBT community both in fictional representation and the bona fide real thing. Seeing LGBT performers and shows that you might call LGBT-centric is not a new thing since awareness and […]

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Out writer/director Dee Rees on Shaping ‘Bessie’ for HBO Film with Queen Latifah

Earlier this week, this LGBT site featured interviews with two actresses from the HBO biopic, “Bessie,” which premieres Saturday on HBO. First up, Khandi Alexander talked playing the sister to Queen Latifah’s Bessie Smith. Then, Tika Sumpter talked the differences in playing a prominent lover in Bessie’s life as well as her character in the wild […]

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Tika Sumpter on Playing Bessie Smith’s Lover in HBO Film: “People Are More Than Who They Sleep With”

This Saturday, HBO will be airing the bio pic, “Bessie,” which stars Queen Latifah (aka Dana Owens) as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. The film, directed by Dee Rees (“Pariah“), not only focuses on Bessie’s rise to prominence in the jazz and blues world but also her bisexuality and many romances with both men and […]

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Flashback: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sherri Shepherd, Common and Keke Palmer attend the 2011 Common Ground Foundation gala fundraiser in Chicago. (Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd Cast in Broadway’s ‘Cinderella;’ Oprah Stuns in Catsuit & More

Sherri Shepherd will help Keke Palmer make Broadway history next month and Oprah Winfrey’s turning heads with her latest magazine cover. Plus, there’s my weekly watchlist and what’s hot (Malia Obama being Malia Obama) and not (Joan River’s talking about babies).

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Katt Williams and Arsenio Hall. (Photo: The Arsenio Hall Show)

Katt Williams Gets HBO Comedy Special, Shonda Rhimes Debunks ‘Scandal’ Rumor & More

Here’s what’s cooking today: Katt Williams, officially out of retirement, will tape an HBO comedy special and Shonda Rhimes sets the record straight about recasting Harrison Wright on “Scandal.” Plus, there’s my watchlist and what’s hot (Michelle Obama’s latest tweet) and not (Jet magazine folding print edition). Enjoy!

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