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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Stars and Fans React to AMC and ‘One Life To Live’s Cancellation

“All My Children,” “One Life To Live,” “General Hospital,” Susan Lucci and Erica Kane were all trending on Twitter Thursday afternoon. Yes, contrary to ABC’s press release announcing the soaps’ cancellation which stated that ““We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days,” […]

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Gossip Girl’s Producers on Blair, Serena, Dan and Skins

‘Gossip Girl‘ returns with new original episodes tonight.  When we last saw Manhattan’s most privileged young adults, Serena had vowed revenge on her mother for having her former teacher arrested on bogus statutory rape charges.  Chuck vowed to get his family’s business back.  In the interim,’Skins‘, a teen show that is generating even more controversy […]

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Why Are Big Soap Stars Taking On Small Roles?

A Martinez is The Latest Soap Star Taking on a Short Term Role This week, Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez, who will always be best known as Cruz on “Santa Barbara” but also played major roles on “General Hospital” and “One Life To Live,”  signed on to appear as a doctor named Ramon Montgomery for […]

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Soaps Skimp on Halloween Tricks and Treats

Soap Halloween 2010: Like Getting a Box of Raisins in Your Trick or Treat Bag Soaps did not make a big deal about Halloween this year.  The majority of characters did not acknowledge the holiday at all. Too bad.  I love it when shows come up with the perfect costumes that encapsulate characters’ personalities. 2010’s […]

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