Kevin Smith apologizes for Ben Affleck ‘gay kiss’ story

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Kevin Smith has apologized for sharing an old remark Ben Affleck made about filming a same-sex kiss during the 1997 film, “Chasing Amy.”

While speaking at Outfest in Los Angeles over the weekend, Smith recalled Affleck saying kissing another man is an actor’s “greatest” challenge and made him a “serious actor.”

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Evan Rachel Wood blasts Ben Affleck’s 20-year-old ‘gay kiss’ comment

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of The National LGBT Media Association
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Evan Rachel Wood was not sympathetic about comments Ben Affleck made about filming a gay kiss 20 years ago.

Director Kevin Smith appeared at Outfest in Los Angeles over the weekend and revealed that Affleck thought his same-sex kiss with Jason Lee in the 1997 film “Chasing Amy” was a great acting feat, Gay Star News reports.

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Queen confirms Bryan Singer’s Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek is happening

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Queen has confirmed that the Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek is “finally happening.”

The film, which is tentatively titled “Bohemian Rhapsody,” is scheduled to start filming mid-September in the U.K., the band confirmed on its official site.

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Museum: John Waters film fest hails part of collector’s gift

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Museum of Art is about to begin a John Waters film festival to celebrate a gift of photographs and a sculpture by the movie maker.

Waters’ pieces include “Pig Latin,” a 6 1/2-foot-long (2-meter) strip of photos showing eight movie scenes with a pig Latinized line from seven of them, starting with Marlon Brando in “On the Waterfront” and “I-way oulda-cay een-bay a-way ontender-cay.” Then there’s “Toilet Training,” a 5 1/2-foot (1.7-meter) strip of photographs showing toilet scenes from nine movies including John Travolta in “Pulp Fiction” and Nicole Kidman in “Eyes Wide Shut.”

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RuPaul among celebs to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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RuPaul, Lynda Carter and Ryan Murphy will be immortalized with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Thursday the 2018 class of inductees which also includess Lin-Manuel Miranda, Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, Jack Black, Anthony Anderson, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg, Shonda Rhimes, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Mary J. Blige.

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James Corden sends 297 copies of ‘Philadelphia’ to Trump

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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James Corden is determined to raise HIV/AIDS awareness to President Donald Trump following the news that six members of Trump’s presidential advisory committee on HIV/AIDS have resigned citing that Trump does not care about the issue.

In a segment on Tuesday night’s “The Late Late Show,” Corden says in the midst of the controversy surrounding Trump’s Russia investigation, the advocacy work for HIV/AIDS had been suffering.

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Chris Colfer to make directorial debut with ‘The Wishing Spell’ film

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“Glee” star Chris Colfer will make his film directorial debut with “The Wishing Spell” for FOX, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps company will produce the big-screen film.

“The Wishing Spell” will be an adaptation of the first book in Colfer’s fantasy children’s book series, “The Land of Stories.” The six-part series focuses on twins, who after the loss of their father, find themselves magically transported into a world where fairy tale characters are real.

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China censors gay kiss in ‘Alien: Covenant’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Moviegoers in China will miss out on watching Michael Fassbender make out with himself in “Alien: Covenant.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, cyborgs Walter and David, both played by Fassbender, kiss each other in the latest “Alien” film. China has removed the scene, as well as some gory violent scenes, from its screenings. About six minutes of footage has been cut from the film.

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Twitter campaigns for Crayola color to be named after ‘Moonlight’ character

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“Moonlight” fans are determined to honor Chiron from “Moonlight” in Crayola’s 24-crayon pack.

Crayola announced it would be debuting a new blue crayon but the company was undecided on the color. It began the social media campaign #NametheBlue asking for color name suggestions.

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GLAAD report says film studios are still behind in racial diversity, LGBT-inclusion

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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While “Moonlight” won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, “Beauty and the Beast” included Disney’s first gay character and “Power Rangers” featured a lesbian superhero in the yellow ranger, Hollywood is far from being completely LGBT-inclusive.

GLAAD released its fifth annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) and reported that from 125 film releases from major studios, only 23 (18.4 %) films included LGBTQ-identifying characters. 83% of those films had a gay male character. Lesbian characters went from 23% in 2015 to 35% in 2016. Bisexual representation came in at 13%. Transgender representation was merely one character in “Zoolander 2.” The character, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, was used as the punchline to a joke.

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French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest

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CANNES, France (AP) – 120 Beats Per Minute, a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival May 20 and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or prize.

Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of the Palme d’Or-winning film The Class, the movie centers on the activist group ACT UP in Paris in the 1990s during the AIDS crisis.

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Patti LuPone shades Madonna’s acting skills

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Broadway legend Patti LuPone gave a cutthroat critique on Madonna’s acting ability during her appearance on “What What Happens Live with Andy Cohen!” on Tuesday.

Cohen asked LuPone what she thought of Madonna’s performance in the movie version of “Evita” and LuPone got brutally honest.

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