‘Netflix Is a Joke Fest’ live comedy festival to include LGBTQ comedy night

By : John Paul King of the washington blade, courtesy of the national LGBT media association
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Netflix is getting ready to step off your screens and onto a live stage, and it’s bringing a host of your favorite LGBTQ talent with it.

Don’t panic – Netflix isn’t going off the air. The company announced March 2 that it will present the first ever “Netflix Is a Joke Fest,” a live comedy festival inspired by the streaming giant’s popular YouTube channel, in Los Angeles this spring.

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Lily Tomlin to be honored with foot and handprint ceremony at Chinese Theatre

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Lily Tomlin, photo via Tomlin and Jane Wagner’s Facebook page.

A bona fide LGBTQ icon is soon to join the ranks of some of the greatest stars in the history of Hollywood by having her hand and footprints imprinted in the world-famous courtyard of the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced last week that it will honor veteran acress and comedian Lily Tomlin with a hand and footprint ceremony at the landmark movie house during the network’s upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival. The Tony, Grammy, eight-time Emmy and two-time Peabody Award winner will be honored on Friday, April 7.

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Cyndi Lauper to receive UN honor

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Cyndi Lauper, photo via Lauper’s Facebook page.

LGBTQ ally and advocate Cyndi Lauper is about to add an award from the United Nations to her already long list of honors.

The Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter and performing artist will become the first-ever recipient of The High Note Global Prize, an award honoring and celebrating major recording artists for outstanding achievement in using their music and celebrity platform to advocate for social justice worldwide.

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Cyndi Lauper announces line-up for 9th annual concert to benefit homeless youth

By : John Paul King of the washington blade, courtesy of the national LGBT media association
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(Image from True Colors United website)

Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning icon and advocate Cyndi Lauper has announced the lineup for her 9th annual “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays” benefit concert, presented by Marriott International and AEG. The concert’s proceeds will benefit Lauper’s True Colors United (TCU), a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness among LGBTQ youth.

The event will take place in Los Angeles for the first time ever at The Novo at L.A. Live on Dec. 10. Taking the stage with Lauper and her band this year will be a host of guests including Kesha, Billy Porter, Brandi Carlisle, Henry Rollins, Carol Leifer, Lily Tomlin, Margaret Cho, King Princess and more. Emmy-winner and TCU board member Carson Kressley will return as host.

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‘Grace and Frankie’ to end with its seventh season

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ABOVE: Grace and Frankie, played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. (from Facebook)

Netflix original comedy series “Grace and Frankie” is coming to an end with the release of its seventh season.

The show, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, follows two rivals who become unlikely friends after their husbands fall in love with each over and decide they want to get married.

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WATCH: Netflix releases season five trailer for ‘Grace and Frankie’

By : Abigail Brashear
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What do you get when you mix Netflix Original “Grace and Frankie” and RuPaul? Apparently, “a Fruedian nightmare with a special guest star,” according to the newly released season five trailer.

On Tuesday, Netflix released the first official trailer for the comedy’s newest season and highlighted the appearance of RuPaul, who will be joining Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in their wild adventures.

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‘9 to 5’ sequel confirmed with original trio on board

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The hit 1980 comedy “9 to 5” is coming back and the film’s original female trio of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are all on board.

Rumors of a reboot began in February but Fonda confirmed the new movie this week, clarifying that it will be a sequel rather than a remake.

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RuPaul, Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Murphy among 2018 Emmy nominations

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ABOVE: RuPaul and Jane Lynch at the 2016 Emmy Awards. Photo courtesy of Emmys.com.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced July 12.

After 18 years of leading the pack with the most nominations, HBO —which received 108 — was unseated by Netflix with its 112 nominations. Among those 112 nominations include one for the “Queer Eye” reboot for Best Structured Reality Program, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s” Tituss Burgess for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and “Grace and Frankie’s” Lily Tomlin for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ ‘Feud’ earn Emmy nominations

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were unveiled Thursday morning with both “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “Feud: Bette and Joan” earning nominations.

“Westworld” and “Saturday Night Live” received the most with 22 nominations each. “Feud: Bette and Joan” received a nomination for Best Limited Series and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a contender for Best Reality Competition Program. RuPaul is up for Best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

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Lily Tomlin says she almost quit ‘9 to 5’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lily Tomlin almost wasn’t part of the iconic trio in “9 to 5.”

Tomlin, 77, and Jane Fonda appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in promotion for the third season of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.” Fonda, who co-produced “9 to 5,” told Colbert getting Tomlin to be in the film was a rocky start.

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Lily Tomlin accepts SAG Life Achievement Award with humor

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lily Tomlin offered advice to young actors and a hearty dose of humor as she accepted the Screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award.

“Don’t leave the house when you’re drunk,” she said to riotous laughter from her fellow actors at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Lily Tomlin first openly gay performer to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

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Lily Tomlin will join Hollywood legends such as Carol Burnett, Bette White and Elizabeth Taylor as actresses awarded the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Life Achievement Award at their next ceremony.

Tomlin will be the first openly gay entertainer to receive this award.

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