Meryl Streep cast in Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Meryl Streep has been tapped to star in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical “The Prom” for Netflix.

Deadline reports that Streep will be joined by other big names such as Ariana Grande, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.

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Cher’s ‘Here We Go Again Tour’ coming to Orlando

By : Melanie Ararat
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Oh, Mamma Mia! Cher is coming to Orlando!

The one-and-only Cher announced that she is taking her love of ABBA on the road for a 30-city North American tour, and Orlando is on her list of stops.

The “Here We Go Again Tour” comes to the Amway Center on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, and will be the Grammy Award-winning singer’s first time touring the U.S. after five years.

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Cher reflects on the first time she met gay men

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Cher recalled the first time she met gay men in an interview with GLAAD in promotion of the film ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”

The music legend is asked why gay men love the music of ABBA so much. Cher laughs and prefaces with “Alright, you may not like this, but …”

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02.08.18 Central Florida Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Jeremy Williams
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Love is in the air. Even the most cynical of us who publicly curse the day of St. Valentine, I’m sure feel a bit of warmth when no one is looking. Valentine’s Day was always a happy day in our family, a day of celebration. After all, it was the day Daddy proposed to Mama, and every year since then he brings her flowers and a box of chocolates.

Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. No, wait. She didn’t. That was Forrest Gump’s Mama. My Mama had some good advice, though. Never go to bed angry, never be afraid to say I love you and if you ever want to meet a good man always start at the gay bar. After all, that is where she met Daddy.

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‘Mamma Mia 2’ trailer introduces plot twist, Cher

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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Cher joins ‘Mamma Mia’ sequel

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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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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In emotional speech, Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump

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NEW YORK (AP) – In an emotional speech by turns tearful, defiant and humorous, Meryl Streep doubled down on her harsh criticism of President Donald Trump, and spoke of having become a target since she first took him on in her Golden Globes speech in January.

Addressing a cheering audience at a fundraising gala for the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT group, Streep referred to Trump’s tweet after her Globes speech, in which he called the celebrated actress “overrated.”

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Editor’s Desk: Feeling down, looking up. This is us now.

By : Billy Manes
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It’s so easy to get down in times like these. You may not see it coming, but then, there you are rolling off a cliff into the abyss of misspent memories and into that gurgling pool of anxiety. You don’t know what’s next, but you do know that it probably won’t be good, just because. Just because.

This isn’t an attempt to stifle anyone’s New Year’s affectations for 2016’s knock-em-down, kick-em-hard disappointments going away, but more of a knowing glance. We’re seeing things we’ve never seen before – well, we always have been seeing new things (it’s nature), but these things seem to hurt more.

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Meryl Streep to be honored as an Ally for Equality by Human Rights Campaign

By : Jeremy Williams
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Meryl Streep is like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way, and the people at the Human Rights Campaign seem to agree.

HRC announced it will honor Streep with the Ally for Equality Award at the 2017 Greater New York Gala Feb. 11.

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“Moonlight,” “La La Land” top list of Golden Globes nominees

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Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles musical “La La Land” sang and danced its way to a leading seven Golden Globes nominations, with Barry Jenkins’ celebrated coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” close on its heels with six nods.

“La La Land” earned nominations for its lead actors, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as well best picture, comedy or musical. The film also scored nominations for directing, screenplay, score and original song in the nominations announced Monday in Los Angeles by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation.

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Indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara don’t mind if you want to be like them, walk like them or talk like them

By : Jeremy Williams
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The Canadian indie-pop twins Tegan and Sara have maintained one constant in their 20-year career together: being true to who they are. That is what has kept them unapologetically honest with themselves, their music and their fans.

The twin sisters are both out and proud lesbians, write all of their own music and play dozens of different instruments. They are also as much known for their look and style as they are for their unique sound that began in 1997 with their first band Plunk.

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Screened Out – Florence Foster Jenkins

By : Stephen Miller
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Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

This movie confirms it!

For decades, Florence Foster Jenkins has been a larger-than-life cult figure to a certain group of people. We marveled at how – in 1944, at the turning of WWII – this rich NYC socialite sold out Carnegie Hall and sang a legendary concert of coloratura arias and wildly overdone costuming.

Was she good? Far from it!

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