The horrible, awful Neil Patrick Harris joins Netflix

By : Chelsea Santiago
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Neil Patrick Harris is coming back to TV as the star of Netflix’s new original series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and we are getting a look at it with the release of a new trailer.

After their parents perished – ‘that means killed’ – in a fire, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and baby Sunny (Presley Smith) – the Baudelaire brood – are taken to their new guardian; the horrible, awful Count Olaf (Harris).

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Laverne Cox, Tim Cook among TIME magazine’s Most Influential People

By : Staff Report
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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox and Empire executive producer Lee Daniels were among the LGBT names selected for TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, or TIME 100.

TIME magazine first published the now annual list in 1999 as The Most Influential People of the 20th Century. Since then notable members of the LGBT community have been named to the list including Ellen DeGeneres, Glee‘s Chris Colfer and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Neil Patrick Harris wins first Tony for Hedwig

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NEW YORK (AP) – After years of helping hand out Tony Awards to others, Neil Patrick Harris finally has one of his own.

The Emmy Award-winning “How I Met Your Mother” star won his first Tony on June 8 for playing a German male transsexual rock singer in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” a tale of obsession, glam rock and a botched sex-change operation.

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Screened Out – A Million Ways to Die in the West

By : Stephen Miller
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Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris

Blazing Saddles still claims the top spot. There have been very few comic Westerns over the years, and this movie may give us reason why. Even with some genuinely funny moments, this flick feels like a clever stand-up routine stretched into a two-hour skit of gross-out humor, violence, and dust.

MacFarlane’s over-extended jokes may work in a half-hour cartoon format (Family Guy), but they don’t hold up this aimless movie.

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6.6.13 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotEach time a celebrity comes out of the closet, I have mixed reactions. Part of me celebrates that another one of “us” has made the bold move to acknowledge his or her true identity. But a small part of me truly and quietly says, “Who cares?”

Coming out of the closet is a big deal. If you’re reading this column you have more than likely experienced the liberation and pain of coming out to friends and family-or are debating on whether or not to take that bold step. It’s cathartic and healthy to share your sexuality with those close to you and it also gives an example of what it means to be LGBT to those who, up until that point, may not have known a person from our community.

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1.17.13 Editor’s Desk

By : Steve Blanchard
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SteveBlanchardHeadshotAs a community, we often send mixed messages. On one hand, we’re preaching to our straight friends and family that we are no different than they are and that our sexual orientation is but a minor part of who we are as individuals. On the other hand, we celebrate loudly the exact same thing, declaring something a historic moment simply because someone happens to be gay and is captured on a video camera.

It’s a tough balance, and one most of us cannot maintain. I’ve failed at it, as I am sure you have.

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