Stephen Colbert’s Trump-Putin joke received more than 5,000 complaints

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Stephen Colbert’s sexually explicit gay joke about President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on his May 1 episode of “The Late Show” cracked up his studio audience, but home viewers didn’t find the joke as funny.

Politico reports that the FCC received 5,700 complaints about Colbert’s opening monologue joke calling Trump, “Vladimir Putin’s c-ck holster.” The joke sparked the social media campaign #FireColbert on Twitter.

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New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight sets wedding date

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New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight and his fiancé Harley Rodriguez have set a wedding date, or at least nailed down a year.

“The Insider” gave a behind-the-scenes look at New Kids on the Block’s “Today” show performance on Monday. Speaking with Keltie Knight, the couple decided on a wedding date in front of the cameras.

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Piers Morgan mocks non-binary couple’s gender identity on air

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Piers Morgan sparked controversy when he called gender neutrality a “fad” and compared non-binary identity to wanting to be an elephant on “Good Morning Britain.”

Fox Fisher and Owl Stefania were invited on the talk show to discuss their children’s book on gender neutrality, coinciding with International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

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Fiancee says Aaron Hernandez denied rumors he was gay

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BOSTON (AP) – The fiancee of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez says he told her rumors that he was gay or bisexual were not true.

The second part of a two-part interview with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez aired May 16 on the “Dr. Phil” show.

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NBC releases trailer for new ‘Will & Grace’ season

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The cast of Will & Grace are back in a short, musical promo for their upcoming return to NBC this fall.

NBC announced last January that Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally would be reprising their roles in Will & Grace for an all-new 10th season.

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Jim Parsons marries longtime partner Todd Spiewak

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Jim Parsons wed his longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York City on Saturday, Page Six reports.

“The Big Bang Theory” star, 44, posted a photo of the wedding on Instagram captioned, “5.13.17 Rainbow Room, NYC.” Parsons and Spiewak were together for 14 years before tying the knot. Parsons is usually quiet about his private life, but he celebrated the couple’s anniversary last November with an Instagram post.

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‘Rent’ announced as Fox’s next live musical

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Fox’s next live production event will be the Tony-winning musical, “Rent,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The rock musical, loosely based on the Italian opera “La bohème” by Giacomo Puccini, will be adapted for the small screen by executive producer Marc Platt (“La La Land,” “Wicked”) and the estate of the late “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson.

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ABC cancels ‘The Real O’Neals’

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ABC has canceled “The Real O’Neals” after a two-season run.

“The Real O’Neals” followed the seemingly perfect O’Neal family as they handle the aftermath of revealing their secrets. Middle child Kenny (Noah Galvin) comes out as gay, oldest brother Jimmy (Matthew Shively) is anorexic, younger sister Shannon (Bebe Wood) thinks she might be an atheist and parents Eileen (Martha Plimpton) and Pat (Jay R. Ferguson) are getting divorced.

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ABC renews ‘Modern Family’ for two more seasons

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ABC has renewed “Modern Family” for season nine and 10.

The series, which premiered in 2009, is ABC’s top-rated comedy and the second biggest comedy behind sitcom phenomenon, “The Big Bang Theory.” Over its eight-season run, the show has won 22 Emmy awards and received 75 Emmy nominations.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to be NBC’s next live musical

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“Jesus Christ Superstar” is slated to be NBC’s next live musical scheduled for an airdate of Easter next year on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Dateline reports the 1971 rock opera will be reimagined for the small screen with its original creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on board as executive producers. Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have worked on other network television musicals, will also be producers.

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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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