‘Transparent’ considering writing Jeffrey Tambor out of season five

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Transparent” writers are considering writing its star Jeffrey Tambor out of season five in the wake of Amazon’s investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation against Tambor.

Deadline reports that series creator Jill Soloway and the “Transparent” writing team are looking at options to write Maura Pfefferman (Tambor) off the show. Writers are also debating changing the title of the show.

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‘Star Trek’ makes history with first gay male kiss

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“Star Trek: Discovery” aired a gay male kiss on Sunday’s episode marking a monumental moment for the “Star Trek” franchise.

In the scene, Lt. Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and his partner Dr Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) shared their first on-screen kiss of the season. It is the first gay male kiss to appear in a “Star Trek” movie or show.

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‘Difficult People’ canceled by Hulu after three seasons

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“Difficult People” is coming to an end after three seasons.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hulu will not bring back the series for a fourth season. The show streamed its last episode of season three in September.

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Rosie O’Donnell says ‘everyone’ knew Whitney Houston’s sexuality

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Rosie O’Donnell got candid about Whitney Houston’s sexuality on “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday claiming that “everyone” knew about the late singer’s sexuality and her romantic relationship with assistant Robyn Crawford.

When Andy Cohen asks O’Donnell what Houston and Crawford were like as a couple, she admits that she didn’t know them on a personal level but it was common knowledge they were a couple.

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TLC fires Derick Dillard over transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings

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TLC has cut ties with Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard over transphobic tweets he made against fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings.

On Thursday, Dillard, 28, referred to Jennings using male pronouns in a tweet that claims her parents are using her “in order 2 (sic) promote their agenda.”

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George Takei among latest celebs to be accused of sexual misconduct

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NEW YORK (AP) – George Takei took to Twitter Nov. 11 to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to a female writer helping him with a TV script, both back in the 1980s.

Takei, the 80-year-old “Star Trek” icon, said in a series of tweets that events described by Scott R. Brunton in The Hollywood Reporter “simply did not occur,” and he does not remember ever knowing Brunton.

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GLAAD TV report shows LGBT characters more likely to be white, gay males

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LGBT characters on TV are becoming closer to the norm but odds are they are white, according to the latest study released from GLAAD.

GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” diversity report shows that TV has made advances in LGBT inclusion with more LGBT characters appearing on shows than ever before.

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Wentworth Miller announces he is leaving CW’s Arrowverse

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Wentworth Miller is parting ways with the CW’s Arrowverse.

The 45-year-old out actor announced on Instagram that he will be departing “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “The Flash.”

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Sarah Hyland says her ‘Modern Family’ character Haley is bisexual

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If it were up to Sarah Hyland, Haley Dunphy would be bisexual on “Modern Family.”

A fan tweeted Hyland, 26, to ask if Haley is bisexual.

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‘House of Cards’ employees allege sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey

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Kevin Spacey is facing new sexual misconduct allegations from employees on the “House of Cards” set days after Netflix halted production on the series.

CNN reports that eight people have come forward to disclose that Spacey had sexually harassed male crew members over the course of the series’ six-season run.

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‘Mean Girls’ star Jonathan Bennett reveals he’s dating TV host Jaymes Vaughan

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“Mean Girls” star Jonathan Bennett has gone public with his relationship with “Celebrity Page” host Jaymes Vaughan.

Despite rumors swirling around his sexuality, Bennett has remained close-lipped until now. Bennett has been posting numerous photos of himself with Vaughan letting it be known the two are a couple.

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Netflix keeps door open for possible spinoffs after canceling ‘House of Cards’

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Netflix has announced “House of Cards” will end after its upcoming sixth season in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against the series’ star, Kevin Spacey.

A source told the Associated Press that the decision to end the show was made “several months ago” and is not related to the allegations.

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