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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 »

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”
"Get your finga outta my face.”

From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind.

SIKE!

It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich. It’s called “The Hotwives Of Orlando” and, judging by the trailer, it’s going to be our next dose of Hulu-prescribed Prozac. Keep reading »

Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed Of An Emmy Nomination For Her Array Of Performances On “Orphan Black”

Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed Of An Emmy Nomination For Her Array Of Performances On "Orphan Black"
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9 Reasons You Should Binge On "Orphan Black" Before Season 2 Starts
Here are nine reasons you need to be all over this BBC show. Read More »

The Emmy Awards are bullshit. I just need to say that. They are boring and they often play it safe and they are the award show I am least excited to watch, but STILL. I am disappointed. Dismayed even. Why? Tatiana Maslany should have been a shoo-in for a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for “Orphan Black.” The fact that she was overlooked is a goddamn TRAVESTY. But I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the same folks who rewarded “Frasier” and “Two and a Half Men” year after year would be too simple-minded to understand the brilliance of Maslany’s bevy of fabulous performances on the BBC show, which just ended its second season. Keep reading »

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching “So You Think You Can Dance”

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You'll always see these people shakin' it at the club. Read More »
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7 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching "So You Think You Can Dance"

Of all people in the world, my jock-y, mainstream, but also book-nerd boyfriend was the person who got me into watching “So You Think You Can Dance”. When I told him I hadn’t seen it, he scoff-laughed and said, “You’re gonna watch it,” then proceeded to wax poetic about the show and how he wishes he could animate. I thought I was just going to be humoring him, but after spending the entire first episode of season 10 going “DAAAAAMN” at the dancers’ auditions, I was hooked.

And it turned out he was right to be as enthusiastic as he is — there are a million reasons to love it. Here are some of the best. Keep reading »

Jimmy Fallon Impersonates Neil Young, Performs Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” With Crosby, Stills & Nash

Jimmy Fallon Impersonates Neil Young, Performs Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" With Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Still, Nash & Neil "Jimmy Fallon" Young!

Neil Young is on my list of sacred musical artists, but I have to hand it to Jimmy Fallon — his impersonation is damn near flawless. Last night on “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy donned a ratty bobbed wig and brought out special guests Crosby, Stills & Nash for a reunion of sorts, performing, of all things, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Why? Because WHY NOT. This is the second time Jimmy has paid tribute to Neil — in 2012, Bruce Springsteen joined him in full ’70s-era Boss regalia on “Late Night” and the two performed Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair.” Check that out over at Idolator!

Sarah Palin Wants To Join “The View”

  • Sarah Palin has not gone away yet. In fact, Mama Grizzly would like us all to know that she wants to join the cast of “The View” and thinks “it’d be so much fun to shake it up.” Okay, raise your hands if you’d hate-watch just like we would. [The Wire]
  • Jessica Simpson released the first photo of her wedding to People and she looks gorgeous.  [People]
  • In defense of the hickey. [Salon]
  • Brody Jenner admitted on his podcast last week that — gasp! — the relationships on “The Hills” were fake. [Brody Jenner has a podcast?! -- Amelia] [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

“Big Brother”‘s Caleb Reynolds Is Disturbingly Obsessed With Fellow Houseguest Amber Borzotra

"Big Brother"'s Caleb Is Disturbingly Obsessed With Fellow Houseguest Amber
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4 Reasons You Should Watch "Big Brother"
Seriously, here are four reasons to DVR the reality show. Read More »

I tried to resist, but I failed. For the second year in a row, I’ve decided to subscribe to the “Big Brother” livefeeds. The reality show’s 16th season kicked off last week, the livefeeds turned on last Friday, and the drama started almost immediately. The 16 houseguests have barely been living together for 10 days, but already a romance is a-brewin’. But unfortunately for those involved, it’s completely, totally, disturbingly one-sided. Keep reading »

“Orange Is The New Black” Does Not Need To Tell Male Prisoners’ Stories

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Piper in "Orange Is The New Black" is the poster girl for privilege. Read More »
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"Orange Is The New Black" is the best show on TV. Read More »
Q&A: Piper Kerman
The author of "Orange Is The New Black" talks about being behind bars. Read More »
"Orange Is The New Black" Does Not Need To Tell Male Prisoners' Stories

This past Monday, The Atlantic’s Noah Berlatsky took it upon himself to complain that “Orange is the New Black” inadequately represents the male prison population. Ohhhh boy. Keep reading »

Why Did It Take “True Blood” This Long To Give Us Hot Sex Between Eric And Jason?

Why Did It Take "True Blood" This Long To Give Us Hot Sex Between Eric And Jason?
DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN

I stopped watching “True Blood” last season because the things I liked (Eric, Eric’s bare ass, Lafayette, Pam) were failing to make up for the things I didn’t like (Sookie, Bill, Sookie’s DERP face, Sam, Alcide speaking). Summer TV blows, though, so I decided to give the show another shot since it’s its last season — and boy, am I glad I did. I guess while I wasn’t watching last season, vampire Eric gave some of his blood to Jason Stackhouse, which explains why the latter has the world’s hottest sex dream about the former on last night’s episode. Can we please get more of this? Like, every episode? Perhaps instead of any scenes featuring Sookie and Bill? Let’s have “True Blood” go out in an explosion of hot gay sex, mmkay? Because this shit was hooooootttttttt (and a tiny bit awkward, but mostly hoooooootttttt).

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 »

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