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Laverne Cox Has An MTV Documentary Airing In October

Yaaassss! Laverne Cox has an MTV documentary premiering October 17, titled “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.” The documentary will feature profiles of seven transgender people ranging in age from 12 to 24. Cox will act as host of the documentary, discussing aspects of being transgender like coming out and how race and trans identities interact.

Is Laverne Cox unstoppable? I’m pretty sure she is. In the last two years, she’s played Sophia on “Orange Is The New Black,” was featured in V and Essence, and made the cover of TIME, was awarded for her advocacy by GLAAD and Out, appeared in a John Legend video, and she’s worked with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Werk. [MTV]

Conan O’Brien Gets His Hair Did By Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cracks A Bruce Jenner Joke

Conan O’Brien did an all-”Orange Is The New Black” episode last night, with an intro set to that Regina Spektor song and the band decked out in orange prison jumpsuits. Here’s the opener, in which Laverne Cox — who plays Sophia, Litchfield’s resident hairstylist — helps Conan in the makeup chair. She even gets in a little joke about another man famous for his mane

Laverne Cox Is The First Openly Transgender Emmy Award Nominee

Q&A: Laverne Cox
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Meet Laverne Cox, the trans actress from "Orange Is The New Black." Read More »
"Laverne Is Not A Woman"
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A writer for National Review goes after the transgender actress. Read More »
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Katie Couric learned something important about trans folks. Read More »
  • Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender Emmy nominee today, receiving a nod for her work in “Orange Is The New Black.” In a celebratory statement, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said, “Today, countless transgender youth will hear the message that they can be who they are and still achieve their dreams — nothing is out of reach. Laverne’s success on a hit series is a clear indication that audiences are ready for more trans characters on television.” Damn straight! [The Wrap]
  • Pamela Anderson wrote a poem about filing for divorce (again). [Page Six]
  • The website for Farrah Abraham’s new frozen yogurt shop was hacked today resulting in an oh-so-graphic GIF from her “Back Door Teen Mom” sex tape. Oh dear. [Starcasm]
  • Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney welcomed their first child today! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Watch John Legend’s “You And I (Nobody In The World)” Video, Starring Chrissy Teigen And Laverne Cox

Watch John Legend's "You And I (Nobody In The World)" Video, Starring Chrissy Teigen And Laverne Cox
It's Laverne!

I’m generally pretty meh on John Legend’s music because it’s basically 24/7 lovemaking music, which is nice and all, but not really my daily jam. I am, however, really digging the new music video for his song “You And I (Nobody In The World,” which follows in the footsteps of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” and Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts,” with the intention of spreading positive body image and self esteem. “You were fine in my eyes, a half and hour ago,” Legend sings. While I’m inclined to be a little irked by a dude telling women that they’re good enough, but the message is bolstered by the casting for the video, featuring women of all ages, races, body types and backgrounds, looking at themselves in the mirror and showing a wide range of emotions. Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen is in the video too, but I was especially thrilled to see actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox from “Orange Is The New Black.” Overall, cool stuff. [Idolator]

The Cast Of “Orange Is The New Black” Lived It Up At NYC’s Pride Parade

Yesterday, the LGBTQ community and its allies came out to celebrate Gay Pride events across the country. Not to brag or whatever, but NYC had the cast of “Orange is the New Black” in attendance, including Danielle Brooks (Tastee), Yael Stone (Morello), Samira Wiley (Poussey), Matt McGorry (Bennett) and Laverne Cox (Sophia), who was Grand Marshall for the parade. Check out a few more Instagram snaps after the jump! Keep reading »

Laverne Cox Appeared On “Fashion Police” & Joan Rivers Miraculously Behaved Herself

Laverne Cox Appeared On "Fashion Police" & Joan Rivers Miraculously Behaved Herself
"I'm the nation's premiere Black transgender shiksa."

Not gonna lie, I was a littttttle nervous when I saw that Laverne Cox from “Orange Is The New Black” was going to be on “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers. Joan’s comedy — which I sometimes find quite funny, actually — has a tendency to tread into crass, “offensive” territory; it didn’t seem all that unlikely that Joan, in a failed bid to be funny, might make some offensive jokes about Cox being a trans woman. As it turned out, Rivers was perfectly respectful while still being funny, treating Cox just as she would any other guest, asking about her favorite red carpet moments and for the scoop on her dating life. Speaking of, Cox apparently has a thing for Jewish guys. I wonder if she does JDate? Clip above and another after the jump! Keep reading »

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