‘Transparent’ will kill off Jeffrey Tambor’s character in series finale episode

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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway has confirmed that Jeffrey Tambor’s character Maura Pfefferman will be killed off on the series’ final episode.

The decision comes after Tambor was fired from the Amazon series amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations on set. Maura was the show’s central character. The show chronicled her journey coming out as a transgender woman to her children and wife.

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‘Dirtwoman’ lives on through documentary coming to Florida Film Festival

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Running for mayor, defecating in the back of a police car, mud wrestling and helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars for food banks: Donnie Corker, otherwise known as Dirtwoman, did it all.

Corker, who was a drag icon in Virginia’s LGBTQ community, is known for his outrageous attitude, raunchy acts and kind heart. The 350 lb. legend earned the nickname ‘Dirtwoman’ after a particularly interesting incident.

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Kate McKinnon cast as Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu miniseries ‘The Dropout’

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Kate McKinnon has been cast as Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced CEO of the now-defunct company Theranos, in Hulu’s limited series “The Dropout,” according to Deadline.

The series, which will have six-10 episodes, will be based on the ABC Radio and ABC News podcast of the same title. It chronicles the rise and fall of Holmes who dropped out of Stanford to found Theranos, a blood testing company that alleged it had the technology to conduct multiple tests with a finger pick. Theranos received millions of dollars in funding from investors and was at one time estimated to be worth $9 billion.

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Sara Gilbert is leaving ‘The Talk’

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ABOVE: Sara Gilbert. (Screenshot via Twitter)

Sara Gilbert will be leaving “The Talk” after season nine.

“The Connors” star made the announcement on the April 9 episode of the talk show. Gilbert has been on the panel since the show’s inception in 2010.

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Watch: Netflix releases trailer for ‘Tales of the City’ reboot

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Netflix dropped the first trailer for its sequel series to Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” which brings Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) back to 28 Barnaby Lane in San Francisco where a new cast of queer characters now reside.

In the trailer, Mary Anne is reunited with her adult daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) who she left behind. It’s hinted that Shawna will develop a romance with Zosia Mamet (“Girls”). Murray Bartlett from HBO’s “Looking” also appears in the series. Other memorable faces to appear in the show will be Bob the Drag Queen, Molly Ringwald and Daniela Vega (“A Fantastic Woman”).

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Fans of ‘Queer Eye’ show raise nearly $100K for Kansas woman

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ABOVE: Bobby Berk hugs Jess Guilbeaux on her “Queer Eye” episode. (Screenshot via Netflix)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) | A woman whose experience of being kicked out of her home as a 16-year-old because she’s a lesbian was highlighted on the Netflix show “Queer Eye” has a fresh shot at college after fans raised enough to pay off her student loans.

The show tells the story of 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux attempting to put herself through college at the University of Kansas before dropping out due to debt. It led a supporter to set up a GoFundMe last month, with a goal of raising $100,000 to “Send Jess Back to College!” A total of $97,282 has been raised so far.

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‘Pose’ season two gets June premiere date

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“Pose,” the groundbreaking LGBTQ series about New York City’s underground ballroom scene, will return for its sophomore season on Sunday, June 9 on FX.

According to showrunner Ryan Murphy, the 10-episode second season will have a time jump from the late 1980s to 1990 around the time Madonna’s “Vogue” was released. The House of Evangelista will have to readjust as the ballroom scene moves from underground to mainstream.

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Don Lemon announces engagement to boyfriend Tim Malone

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CNN anchor Don Lemon and his boyfriend Tim Malone are engaged.

Lemon shared that Malone, a real estate agent, popped the question while the couple was celebrating Malone’s birthday in New York over the weekend.

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‘Pose’ cast teases season two at PaleyFest LA

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ABOVE: The cast and crew of ‘Pose’ at PaleyFest LA 2019 at the Dolby Theatre on March 23. (Photo by Michael Bulbenko, courtesy the Paley Center for Media)

Much of the power of FX’s landmark series “Pose” comes from its factual basis. Although fictional, much of what is seen happened in 1980s New York in black and Latinx gay culture.

Making its debut during PaleyFest, Executive Producer Ryan Murphy moderated a panel, acknowledging the blend between fiction and reality.

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‘Queer Eye’ star bridges divides on TV, in real life

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ABOVE: “Queer Eye” cast (L-R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk. (Screenshot via Netflix)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) | The Netflix show “Queer Eye” caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country’s deepest divides with persistent optimism.

Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men tackles the contrast between urban and rural, white and black, liberal and conservative.

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‘One Day at a Time’ might be revived by CBS All Access

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“One Day at a Time” could be revived on a different streaming platform but Netflix could still prevent that from happening.

According to Vulture, the streaming platform CBS All Access has made an official bid to Sony to pick up the show where it left off for a fourth season. The bid is a bold move considering Netflix’s deal with Sony allows Netflix to veto the show moving to another streaming platform for two years after its cancellation.

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Ralph Lauren includes a same-sex couple for the first time in new ad

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Ralph Lauren released its new ad campaign which includes a same-sex couple, a first for the clothing brand.

In the ad titled “Family is who you love,” families spend time together while sporting Ralph Lauren clothes. According to Ad Age, the people in the ads are real families and not actors. In the commercial, two women appear to be in a same-sex relationship and are affectionate with each other.

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