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GLAAD Media Awards Adds Lizzo As Performer; Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow And More As Presenters

EXCLUSIVE: The soulful, flute-playing, twerking queen Lizzo is set to bring her “Juice” to the 30th GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. In addition to Lizzo performing her hit song to open the annual ceremony, GLAAD announced additional LGBTQIA+ luminaries and allies as presenters including Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meghan Trainor, Olivia Munn, Erika Jayne, Adam Rippon, Hayley Kiyoko, and Barbara Corcoran. The ceremony will take place on March 28 at the… Read


‘Pose’: Patti LuPone Joins Cast; Ryan Murphy Reveals “Vogue” Time Jump For Season 2 Of FX Series – PaleyFest

Category is: PaleyFest groundbreaking television realness! On Saturday night the cast and creators of FX’s critically acclaimed series Pose slayed the stage and received 10s across the board (literally with signs in the audience) for their sickening looks but also top marks for their wildly insightful conversation about the show and some juicy details about season 2 — including an icon who is set to join the cast as a guest star. After screening episode six of the first… Read


WarnerMedia Will Add A Diversity Executive To Top Management Team


WarnerMedia chief John Stankey has told employees that he plans to add a Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer to the executive ranks of the AT&T subsidiary. The message comes during a period of transition for the company formerly known as Time Warner, which has seen the top executives of all of its business units exit over the past month amid a restructuring. Kevin Tsujihara left his post as head of Warner Bros. after admitting to a lapse in judgment in a relationship… Read


Tribeca Film Institute Unveil Scripted And Documentary Projects For Annual All Access Program

Tribeca Film Institute has selected 14 scripted and documentary projects for the 16th annual Tribeca All Access program which amplifies stories from historically underrepresented voices. The Tribeca All Access program has supported over 560 filmmakers since it was first established in 2004. It is the Institute’s longest-running filmmaker program. Filmmakers supported by the program include Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda, Traveling While Black), RaMell Ross( Hale Cou… Read


GLAAD Media Awards To Honor Andy Cohen With Vito Russo Award

Andy Cohen, the king of all that is Bravo, is set to receive the Vito Russo Award at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 4. The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host and former Bravo executive will be presented with the Vito Russo Award by LGBTQIA+ ally and icon Sarah Jessica Parker. The Vito Russo Award is presented to an openly LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in accelerating LGBTQ acceptance. The award is named after Vito… Read


StandUp NBC Sets Audition Cities For Diverse Comedians Search

NBC is going on a journey across the country to find the funny. The network has announced Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Seattle as the host cities for its 2019 StandUp NBC auditions. With the exception of Chicago, each city will host a first-round open call, callbacks, and a semi-finalist showcase where last year's StandUp NBC winner Mike E. Winfield will headline. If you are unable to make it to any of the host cities, don’t fret! In lieu of attending the… Read


CAPE Teams With Adele Lim, Daniel Chun, Walter Hamada And Others For Annual New Writers Fellowship

EXCLUSIVE: As people of color and marginalized continue to work to move the needle when it comes to equity and inclusion in Hollywood, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) is doing its part for the culture with the eighth annual CAPE New Writers Fellowship. Today CAPE announced the emerging writers for the professional development program and unveiled some of the top industry players who will serve as mentors and speakers for the fellowship co-founded… Read


‘One Day At A Time’ Gallery: A Look Back At Netflix’s Comedy Reboot

One Day At A Time

As fans of Netflix’s One Day at a Time digest its cancellation today, Deadline takes a look back the update of Norman Lear’s classic 1975-84 sitcom. Click on the photo above to launch the gallery. The series followed three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes-reluctantly cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life. It centered on Penelope (Justina Machado), a newly single mom and military veteran, as she navigated the triumphs and tribulations that… Read


New Study Shows Lack of Equity And Advancement For Diverse TV Writers

Hollywood has been putting weight and focus on diversity and inclusion when it comes to not only acting but directing and writing. Various studios and networks have put their best foot forward to do what they can to move the needle when it moves to representation with various programs — particularly ones that promote diverse TV writers. Because of these programs, one would think the industry is on the right track, but according to a new study from the Think Tank for Inclus… Read


New Hollywood Podcast: Gloria Calderon Kellett Talks Hopes For ‘One Day At A Time’ Season 4, TV’s Latinx Landscape

When One Day at a Time co-showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett sat in the hot seat during the New Hollywood Podcast, the #RenewODAAT Twitter campaign had just launched and as of now, it’s still going. The popular Latinx-focused redux of the classic Norman Lear sitcom has become a lauded comedy on Netflix and the masses. Kellett talked to us about her apprehensions about revamping a TV institution and relevant topics such as immigration, mental health and LGBTQIA+ advocacy… Read


‘We Are The Radical Monarchs’ Trailer: SXSW Docu Shows That The Future Is Indeed Female

During the Q&A portion of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s panel at SXSW, two young girls who are part of the group The Radical Monarchs stepped up to the microphone in what seemed to be Girl Scout vests to ask the outspoken and wildly socially aware politician: “What advice do you have for girls of color who want to break into politics?” to which A.O.C. answered, “Stop trying to navigate systems of power and start building your own power.” Based on the trailer for We Are the Ra… Read


Beyonce And Jay-Z To Be Honored At GLAAD Media Awards In Los Angeles

GLAAD announced Monday morning that incomparable forces of culture Beyonce and Jay-Z will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The Vanguard Award is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people. Previous honorees include Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, and last year’s recipient Britney… Read