Kevin Spacey makes first public appearance since sex assault case dropped

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Kevin Spacey gave a public poetry reading to a crowd in Rome marking his first public appearance since sexual assault charges against the actor were dropped.

Spacey appeared at the National Roman Museum’s Palazzo Massimo alle Terme on Aug. 2 to recite the poem “The Boxer,” written by Italian poet Gabriele Tinti, next to an ancient Greek sculpture of a wounded boxer.

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Janet Mock lands historic multi-year Netflix deal

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ABOVE: Janet Mock (Photo by Juston Smith; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Author and activist Janet Mock has scored a three-year deal with Netflix making her the first transgender woman to have creative control at a major content company.

Netflix will have exclusive rights to Mock’s upcoming TV series and any feature film projects. Mock, who serves as director and writer on Ryan Murphy’s “Pose,” will also join Murphy’s “Hollywood” series as executive producer and writer. “Hollywood” is Murphy’s first project under his own major deal with Netflix.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ becomes highest grossing LGBT film

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” has secured its place as the highest grossing LGBT film ever made after raking in another $15 million in its third week of release at the box office.

Overall, the film has earned $127 million in domestic sales and an estimated $384 million worldwide, Variety reports. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been at the top of the box office since its Nov. 2 release but was finally pushed to third place by “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and “The Grinch.”

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Kit Harington wants Marvel to have a gay male lead

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“Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington wants more gay representation in Marvel films.

Harington was at the Toronto Film Festival in promotion of his upcoming film “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.” He stars as a closeted TV actor who starts writing letters to an 11-year boy.

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Armie Hammer promises ‘Call Me By Your Name’ sequel ‘will happen’

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Elio and Oliver’s story will continue, according to Armie Hammer.

In an interview with Variety, Hammer says a “Call Me By Your Name” sequel “will happen.”

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Lena Waithe says her haircut has made her ‘gayer’

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Lena Waithe’s new haircut has made the actress, producer and screenwriter feel “gayer.”

Waithe appeared at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet on Thursday and explained to Variety’s Marc Malkin she had been contemplating the big chop for a long time.

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‘Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown is releasing a bomber jacket line

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“Queer Eye” star Karamo Brown is releasing a line of bomber jackets. Brown first spilled the news in an interview with Variety. 

“It’ll be coming very, very, very, soon,” Brown told Variety. “We’re starting with a small collection, and it’s going to be unisex. It’s going to be all sorts of patterns from things that are sparkly to things that are floral to things that you can wear to work.”

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Kid Fury and Lena Waithe are developing new HBO comedy series

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Kid Fury and Lena Waithe are working to bring a “surreal dark comedy” focused on a gay, black man to the small screen.

Variety describes the upcoming series as a “surreal dark comedy that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression.”

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RuPaul lands daytime talk show pilot

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RuPaul is filming a pilot for a daytime talk show.

According to Variety, the pilot is for Telepictures, which is a part of Warner Bros. Television. Telepictures is behind popular shows such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Real” and “TMZ Live.”

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Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Sushi Bowl

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Join Victoria Rooney from True Radiant You as she shows you how to transform a variety of vegetables into a flavor-packed sushi bowl that’s fresh, healthy and delicious! She’ll include how to make Daikon noodles, cauliflower rice and a cucumber “rose.” For more information, visit TrueRadiantYou.com. Space is limited. Registration required.

Local Author Festival: In Celebration of Women’s History Month

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Meet and greet local authors at a special edition of our Local Author Festival in celebration of Women’s History Month. Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.

Fans petition Warner Bros. to make Wonder Woman bisexual

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ABOVE: Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman.’ (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“Wonder Woman” fans want the upcoming sequel to honor canon and make the Amazonian warrior princess bisexual.

Writer Greg Rucka confirmed that the Amazons of Themyscira engage in same-sex relationships in the comics.

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