Janet Jackson will receive Icon Award at 2018 Billboard Music Awards

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Janet Jackson will receive the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

“Can’t wait! Thank u @bbmas,” Jackson posted on Instagram.

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Britney Spears ‘broke’ the GLAAD Media Awards

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Britney Spears was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday but her appearance caused a stir.

Spears, who attended the ceremony with her boyfriend Sam Asghari, was recognized for promoting LGBTQ acceptance and equality. Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Antonio Banderas and Demi Lovato are among the award’s past recipients.

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Britney Spears to be honored with Vanguard Award at GLAAD Media Awards

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Britney Spears will receive recognition for her support of the LGBT community with the Vanguard Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

According to GLAAD, the Vanguard Award “is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.”

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Elton John announces retirement, farewell world tour

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Elton John’s days of touring the world are coming to a close.

In a live stream interview from Gotham Hall in New York City with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, John announced he will have one more epic world tour before retiring.

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Pink will sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

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Pink is confirmed to sing the National Anthem for Super Bowl 52.

The NFL confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday.

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‘Mamma Mia 2’ trailer introduces plot twist, Cher

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The trailer for “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” has dropped and revealed a possible plot twist to the storyline.

The film’s preview appears to be hinting that Donna Sheridan, played by Meryl Streep, is now dead. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) greets Donna’s friends Rosie (Julie Walters) and Tanya (Christine Baranski) at the wharf and drops a bombshell.

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Report: Lady Gaga finalizing deal for Las Vegas residency

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Lady Gaga is in talks to become the latest pop diva to have a residency in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

She is reportedly finalizing a deal to perform 36 shows at The Park Theater at Monte Carlo for an estimated $400,000 per show. The shows are expected to kick off in late 2018. The Park Theater has welcomed big name acts such as Cher, Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin.

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Cher joins ‘Mamma Mia’ sequel

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Cher has joined the cast of “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”

The pop diva confirmed the rumors she was filming for the ABBA musical in a series of tweets. She did not reveal exactly what her role will be but did tweet “Fernando,” the title of one of ABBA’s songs.

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Dragtastic! Featuring Randy Roberts

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The Best PRIDE Kick Off event this year! Join us for Dragtastic, a Drag Show Featuring Randy Roberts. Movie Star, Entertainer, Musical Performer and Key West Headliner. As seen on America’s Got Talent, you won’t want to miss this party! He’s the Whole Package! Bette Midler, Cher and more. Tickets are only $35++ and include a specialty Signature Drink. After the Opening Ceremonies in Straub Park, walk over to The Birchwood and kick off PRIDE in STYLE!

Cher announces Broadway musical coming in 2018

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Cher’s life story will be brought to the Broadway stage in a musical set to debut in 2018, the pop icon announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

The singer teased that the production was in the works back in January after attending the read through.

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – Sweet Sixteen

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The first round of Watermark’s “March Fabness” is complete as we go into spring in search of the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

Some of the opening match-ups were nail biters (RuPaul and Queen were back and forth) and some were runaway trains that weren’t even close (Katy Perry and Beyonce didn’t stand a chance against legends Gloria Gaynor and Whitney Houston).

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Watermark’s 2017 Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem – OPENING ROUND

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Last year, we asked you to tell us who the Ultimate LGBTQ Icon is. After four rounds of a knockdown,drag-out brawl and a few surprises (Adam Lambert brought down Lady Gaga!) you named the first openly gay person to be elected to American public office, Harvey Milk, the winner.

This year, we are asking our beloved readers and fans to pick another LGBTQ Ultimate, the Ultimate LGBTQ Anthem.

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