Watch: Billy Eichner bombards NYC strangers with the Jonas Brothers

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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The Jonas Brothers joined Billy Eichner on his web series “Billy on the Street” to share the news that the band is back together.

Along the way they encounter people who are excited about the reunion and people who weren’t interested that the band has reunited. One woman criticized the name of their comeback single “Sucker” and another woman was quick to congratulate Nick Jonas on his recent wedding.

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Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump apologizes for transphobic joke about Erica Jayne

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump has apologized for making a transphobic joke about castmate Erika Jayne.

The episode, which aired on May 21, included a storyline where Vanderpump, 58, takes a lie detector test. Vanderpump has been battling with her co-stars this season over a dog adopted by her ex-friend Dorit Kemsley from her rescue center, Vanderpump Dogs. After the dog bit Kemsley’s child and husband, Kemsley dropped the dog off at a shelter. Kemsley and Kyle Richards have accused Vanderpump of leaking the story to the press.

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VIDEO: Lena Waithe locks lips with Halle Berry on National TV

By : Troy Masters of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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With Jimmy Kimmel out hosting his “All in the Family and Jeffersons” special on ABC on May 22, talented pal Lena Waithe stepped in to host the show for him.

And boy did she get it right.

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Ellen DeGeneres renews talk show for three more seasons

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will remain on the air through 2022.

DeGeneres made the announcement May 21 that she signed a deal to continue her talk show for three more seasons.

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Watch: new trailer for Netflix’s ‘Tales of the City’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Netflix has released a new trailer for its remake of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City.”

In the trailer, Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) ventures back to 28 Barnaby Lane in San Francisco where she reconnects with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross).

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Alabama Public Television won’t air gay wedding episode of ‘Arthur’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Viewers in Alabama won’t be able to witness the wedding of Mr. Ratburn and his partner Patrick on the cartoon series “Arthur.”

Alabama Public Television won’t air the episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” which is the premiere of season 22. In the episode, Arthur’s teacher Mr. Ratburn marries aardvark and local chocolate shop owner, Patrick.

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Paul Rudd portrays ‘boring gay man’ Pete Buttigieg on ‘SNL’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Paul Rudd parodied 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful and South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live.”

The skit had Buttigieg (Rudd) appear as a guest on “The View.” Whoopi Goldberg (Leslie Jones), Megan McCain (Aidy Byrant), Joy Behar (Kate McKinnon), Abby Huntsman (Cecily Strong) and Ana Navarro (Melissa Villasenor) welcome Buttigieg who they immediately don’t take seriously.

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Karamo Brown opens up on ‘extreme conflict’ he had with Antoni Porowski

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, Courtesy of the Natioan LGBT Media Association
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The “Queer Eye” cast have become a cultural phenomenon for transforming people’s lives but are also known for their close-knit friendship and chemistry as a group. However, Karamo Brown revealed that this wasn’t always the case for him and fellow “Queer Eye” castmate Antoni Porowski.

Brown, who serves as the culture expert on the show, dished to E! News about a time when he and Porowki, who advises in food and wine, had “extreme conflict” during season one of the show.

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Watch the first trailer for CW’s ‘Batwoman’ starring Ruby Rose

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The CW released the first full trailer for its new series “Batwoman,” starring Ruby Rose.

Rose, who identifies as a lesbian and gender-fluid, portrays Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne’s cousin. In the trailer, Kate is distressed when her love interest Sophie (Megan Tandy) is kidnapped. Kate finds Bruce’s secret lair and decides to suit up in his batsuit to rescue Sophie and save Gotham.

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VIDEO: Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott among actors in ‘Black Mirror’ season five

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“Black Mirror” gave fans a first look at its upcoming fifth season with a new trailer starring Miley Cyrus.

The sci-fi anthology series is back with three brand new episodes. The trailer shows clips of Cyrus, who appears to be portraying a pop star. In one clip she dons a purple wig and gives an elaborate performance complete with back up dancers.

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Hannah Gadsby will release second Netflix special ‘Douglas’ in 2020

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Hannah Gadsby is returning to Netflix with a second stand-up comedy special “Douglas.”

Douglas,” the title comes from Gadsby’s pet dog, will include material from becoming a breakout star after the success of her first special “Nanette.” Gadsby is currently on tour in support of the special.

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Jazz Jennings is headed to Harvard

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Jazz Jennings has been accepted to Harvard University and will attend the Ivy League in the fall.

The 18-year-old “I Am Jazz” star and transgender activist posted a photo of herself wearing a Harvard University sweatshirt captioned with the hashtag “#Harvard2020.”

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