Patti LuPone joins ‘Pose’ season two

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Broadway legend Patti LuPone will appear on the sophomore season of “Pose.”

Ryan Murphy revealed the news during the FX series’ Paleyfest panel at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 23.

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YouTuber Ben J. Pierce cast as gender non-conforming lead on CW series

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YouTuber Ben. J Pierce has been cast as the lead in the CW pilot for “Glamorous.”

The series, executed produced by Damon Wayans Jr., also stars Brooke Shields (“Suddenly Susan”) and Pierson Fodé (“The Bold and the Beautiful”).

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Damon Wayans Jr. apologizes for past anti-LGBT tweets

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Damon Wayans Jr. issued an apology to the LGBT community after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.

In the tweets, which date back to 2010 and 2011, Wayans tweeted: “Being on the road during the day sucks tranny balls.” He called another user “tranny” and used the homophobic slur “faggot” and the phrase “no homo.”

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Greg Berlanti tapped to direct Rock Hudson biopic

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Greg Berlanti has signed on to direct a film biopic about actor Rock Hudson.

Deadline reports the story will be based on the memoir “All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson” by Mark Griffin. It tells the story of Hudson’s struggles as a closeted actor and Hollywood heartthrob of romantic comedies for Universal during the ’50s and ’60s. He died from AIDS-related complications in 1985 at the age of 59.

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The Obamas’ first Netflix project could be about the Trump administration

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Barack and Michelle Obama might tackle the Trump administration for their first Netflix project.

Deadline reports that the former president and first lady have acquired the rights to “The Fifth Risk” by Michael Lewis under their new Netflix production deal. The nonfiction book chronicles the “chaotic” transition in the Departments of Energy, Agriculture and Commerce from the Obama administration to the Trump administration.

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Jim Parsons is developing new gay sitcom for NBC

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Jim Parsons is already planning his next TV project.

“The Big Bang Theory” star is on board as an executive producer of “The Inn Crowd,” a new sitcom for NBC, Deadline reports.

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New ‘Hocus Pocus’ novel features lesbian love story

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Disney’s cult classic movie “Hocus Pocus” has transformed into a novel that features a teenage lesbian love interest.

“Hocus Pocus and The All-New Sequel” is a two-part young adult novel that retells the original spooky story and adds a new sequel to the mix. The continuation of the story gives the Sanderson sisters the opportunity to enchant the next generation of Salem teenagers.

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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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Jane Lynch developing daytime talk show

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Jane Lynch is in the beginning stages of developing her own daytime talk show.

According to Deadline, Telepictures, the production company behind “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” is working with Lynch to create a variety show.

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Fox’s ‘Rent’ live musical set for 2019 premiere

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“Rent,” Fox’s latest live televised musical adaptation, won’t be coming to the small screen for some time.

Deadline reports the production will air on Sunday, Jan. 27. 2019.

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