Yara Shahidi, Ellen Pompeo to be honored by GLSEN group

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LOS ANGELES (AP)| Yara Shahidi will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network for her advocacy for girls’ education at a gala later this year.

The group known as GLSEN announced Wednesday that the “grown-ish” star will receive its Game Changer Award at its Respect Awards, presented in October in Beverly Hills, California. Shahidi has advocated for gender parity in science, technology and engineering fields.

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NBC renews ‘Will & Grace’ for third season, orders expanded second season

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Will & Grace” isn’t leaving the small screen anytime soon.

Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes will be back for additional episodes, NBC announced during the Paley Center for Media’s Paleyfest in Los Angeles on Saturday. The revival series’ second season episode order has been increased from 13 episodes to 18. It will also return for an 18-episode third season.

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Grateful cast, creators ready for ‘Will & Grace’ return

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — As soon as Eric McCormack stepped into the old “Will & Grace” kitchen, he was Will Truman again. Debra Messing says she still feels like Grace Adler, but these days, she has to physically warm up before stepping into that persona. Megan Mullally said finding Karen again was “like riding a bike.” For Sean Hayes, rediscovering Jack McFarland was “like waking up out of a coma, maybe — a Jack coma.”

However they came back to their characters, all four actors say it’s surreal that, 11 years after wrapping its award-winning run, “Will & Grace” is making an unprecedented return to prime time with its original cast, director and creative team. Inspired by a one-off, get-out-the-vote video ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the rebirth of “Will & Grace” begins Thursday. NBC has already ordered a second season.

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‘Will & Grace’ reboot will ignore that series finale ever happened

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Will & Grace” is returning but if fans are wondering how the revival will address Will and Grace’s husbands and kids, wonder no more.

When the series ended in 2006, Will and his husband Vincent (Bobby Cannavale) were raising their son, Ben. Grace and her husband Leo (Harry Connick Jr.) were also raising their own child, daughter Laila.

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