Richard Pryor’s wife confirms he once slept with Marlon Brando

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Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando had sexual relations in the 1970s, the late comedian’s wife has confirmed.

The news was first revealed by Quincy Jones in an eye-opening interview with Vulture.

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‘Disobedience’ trailer puts Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz in forbidden love affair

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The first official trailer for “Disobedience” showcases a passionate but forbidden love affair between two women.

The film follows Orthodox Jewish woman, Ronit (Rachel Weisz) as she returns home to her deeply religious community after her father’s death. Upon her return she finds herself attracted to her cousin’s wife Esti (Rachel McAdams). Ronit and Esti begin a secret affair while Esti’s husband Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) becomes suspicious of Ronit’s intentions.

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Fans outraged Dumbledore won’t be ‘explicitly’ gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’

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Fans are livid after director David Yates revealed Albus Dumbledore won’t be portrayed as gay in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

In 2007, JK Rowling shared that Dumbledore is gay and had feelings for his friend Grindelwald when he was younger.

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Charlize Theron portrays exhausted bisexual mom in Sundance favorite ‘Tully’

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“Tully,” screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman’s third film project, premiered at Sundance last week spotlighting Charlize Theron’s portrayal of an exhausted bisexual mother.

Theron stars as Marlo, an overworked mother with two young children and a newborn. Her husband Drew (Ron Livingston), is a nice guy but he is oblivious to Marlo’s overwhelmed life.

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Gay teen film ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ wins top honor at Sundance

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“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” earned the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

The coming-of-age dramedy is based on the novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. Set in 1993, the film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a teen whose evangelical aunt forces her into gay conversion camp after she is caught in a sexual encounter with the prom queen.

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Ian McKellen celebrates his 30th anniversary coming out as gay

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Actor Ian McKellen celebrated an important milestone over the weekend, the 30th anniversary of his public coming out.

“I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest. Today is the 30th anniversary of the BBC radio discussion when I publically said I was gay. So I’m celebrating,” McKellen, 78, tweeted.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ director says sequel will tackle AIDS crisis

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“Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagino is already planning future sequels to follow the critically acclaimed film.

Guadagino told the Hollywood Reporter he hopes to turn Elio and Oliver’s love story into a “Before Sunrise” type series. The book version of the story set the scene in 1987 in the thick of the AIDS epidemic. Guadagino moved the film to 1983 and says he wants Elio and Oliver’s story to explore the crisis.

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Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

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ABOVE: Daniela Vega from “A Fantastic Woman.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers.

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Oscar noms 2018: ‘The Shape of Water’ leads with 13 nominations

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ABOVE: Michael Shannon confronts Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in ‘The Shape of Water.’ Photo courtesy Fox Searchlight.

The 90th annual Academy Awards announced the nominations on Tuesday with “The Shape of Water” leading the pack with 13 nominations including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.

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‘Princess Diaries’ star Heather Matarazzo gets engaged to comedian Heather Turman

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ABOVE: Heather Turman and Heather Matarazzo. Photo via Instagram.

Heather Matarazzo, known for playing Princess Mia’s best friend Lilly Moscovitz in “The Princess Diaries,” is engaged to comedian Heather Turman.

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GLAAD Media Awards 2018 releases nominees

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The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards announced its 2018 nominees at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday via Trace Lysette (“Transparent”) and Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”).

Netflix raked in the most nominations for television with seven nominations. ABC, CBS and NBC came in at a close second with six nominations. This was also the first time the category Outstanding Kids & Family Programming was introduced which recognizes “Andi Mack,” and “Doc McStuffins,” among others, for their LGBT inclusion.

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Gay teen rom-com ‘Love, Simon’ releases ‘romantic as F’ second trailer

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The second trailer for coming-of-age film “Love, Simon” has dropped and shows the film is a typical teen drama except for one thing. Simon, the main character, is gay.

In the trailer, Simon (Nick Robinson) shows that he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. However, he’s been hiding that he’s gay. When another student at school, anonymously named “Blue,” reveals online that he’s closeted, he and Simon strike up an online friendship.

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