Netflix releases trailer to new Ellen DeGeneres stand-up special

By : Jeremy Williams
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The queen of daytime talk is heading back to her roots.

Ellen DeGeneres has her first stand-up comedy special in 15 years coming to streaming giant Netflix on Dec. 18, and fans are getting a look at some of the new material with the release of the special’s first trailer.

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Watch: Lady Gaga takes the stage in ‘A Star is Born’ trailer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lady Gaga becomes a superstar with help from Bradley Cooper in the trailer for “A Star is Born.”

Jackson Maine (Cooper) is a veteran singer who meets shy singer Ally (Gaga). He works to build her career but as Ally’s success grows Jackson finds himself trapped by his own issues.

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Dave Chappelle denies he’s transphobic during one-on-one interview

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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(ABOVE: Dave Chappelle performs at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Aug. 18, 2017. Photo by Mathieu Bitton)

NEW YORK — Comedian Dave Chappelle on Saturday said he does not consider himself transphobic.

“I wouldn’t consider myself that because I’m not even sure what the term means,” he told the Washington Blade during a one-on-one interview that took place backstage at Radio City Music Hall shortly before 1 a.m. after he performed with “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and other comics on Aug. 18. “Do I discriminate against somebody because they’re trans? I would like to think absolutely not.”

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Dave Chappelle reportedly still telling transphobic jokes

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Comedian Dave Chappelle, known for his controversial social commentary, is coming under fire for telling transphobic jokes in his recent stand-up show.

The 43-year-old D.C. native kicked off a 16-show run at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Jesse David Fox of Vulture wrote a report of the show and said Chappelle began his show with 20-minutes of transgender jokes.

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McKinnon, Chappelle open SNL on serious notes

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Saturday Night Live called on host Dave Chappelle’s wit for a thoughtful coda to a divisive presidential campaign.

Chappelle joked about the unrest following Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, saying he hadn’t seen white people so mad since the O.J. Simpson verdict.

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