NO SCRIPT FOR YOU! Actors Vying For Big Parts Can’t Read Full Screenplays Anymore

By | Friday August 6, 2010 @ 8:47am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The writer/director Wachowski siblings have begun to invite actors to meet on their new film Cobalt Neural 9 about a taboo gay romance between an American and Iraqi soldier. But agents are telling me it has become yet another … Read More »

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TCA: Networks Answer Diversity Questions

By | Sunday August 1, 2010 @ 3:21pm PDT

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

At this 2010 TCA, the issue of depicting diversity on shows has become a key talking point as the broadcast networks present their new programming to the media. First, it was CBS’ Nina Tassler admitting she was disappointed with her outlet’s track record” on depicting gay and … Read More »

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MTV, CW Top GLAAD 2009-2010 TV Ratings

By | Friday July 23, 2010 @ 7:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

GLAAD released its 2009-2010 report on representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on television, in which MTV became the first network to receive an excellent rating. All broadcast networks showed improvement, with the CW for the first time topping the list with 35% of its programming featuring LGBT … Read More »

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TV Show For Hollywood’s Coming Out Guru

By | Wednesday July 21, 2010 @ 2:30pm PDT

bragman1I hear Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman who’s known as the “Coming Out Guru” is developing with JUMA Entertainment an A&E project with the working title, natch, Coming Out. The concept will feature multiple public figures coming out of the closet. … Read More »

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‘Promises, Promises’ Star Sean Hayes To Host Tony Awards

By | Monday May 24, 2010 @ 7:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

tinkles-hayesSean Hayes has been set to host the 64th annual Tony Awards, to be broadcast June 13 from Radio City Musical Hall by CBS. Hayes is also a nominee for Promises, Promises, in the category of Best Performance by a Leading … Read More »

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‘Glee’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Winners

By | Sunday April 18, 2010 @ 3:46pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

On the heels of its wins at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, Fox’s freshman hit Glee was named best comedy series at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles. Additionally, Tom Ford’s A Single Man won for best film (wide release) and Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag RaceRead More »

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WGA Panel: “Heterosexism Is Like Racism”

By | Wednesday March 24, 2010 @ 6:58pm PDT


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Journalist Diane Haithman filed this report for Deadline about last night’s Writers Guild of America, West, meeting for all leaders in the entertainment industry deeply interested in the realistic portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters that also happen to be black:Read More »

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WGA: “Homophobia In Black Hollywood”

By | Friday March 12, 2010 @ 4:19pm PST

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: BEYOND HOMOPHOBIA IN BLACK HOLLYWOOD — African American writers, actors, directors, producers, and execs explore LGBT portrayals on TV and film

WHAT: Co-sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West’s Gay & Lesbian Writers Committee and Committee of Black Writers, FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: BEYOND HOMOPHOBIA IN

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GLAAD To Honor Wanda And Drew

By | Thursday February 18, 2010 @ 1:40am PST

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) announced that Drew Barrymore will receive the Vanguard Award, and Wanda Sykes will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 17th.

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21st GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

By | Tuesday January 12, 2010 @ 9:44pm PST

Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 13, 2010 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Among the nominees: Tom Ford’s film A Single Man, Lee Daniel’s film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, Ang Lee’s latest film Taking Woodstock, Little Ashes, starring Robert Pattinson, AMC’s acclaimed drama Mad Men, Fox’s hit show Glee, ABC’s new hit comedy Modern Family, Be Like Others, a documentary about transgender people in Iran, Logo’s reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, the daytime drama One Life to Live, HLN’s new talk show The Joy Behar Show, The Early Show‘s interview with Chaz Bono, bisexual singer Lady Gaga, gay singer Adam Lambert and Spanish-language nominees Sábado Gigante, Primer Impacto, Al Rojo Vivo and People en Español.

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Rupert Everett Advises Gay Actors To Stay In Closet: “You’re Going To Hit Brick Wall”

By | Wednesday December 2, 2009 @ 6:34pm PST

UPDATES About Hollywood’s Coming-Out PR Guru

rupert_everettUPDATE: Coming-out PR guru Howard Bragman (who took actress Meredith Baxter out today) just commented about the interview to me: “As I read it, the important part of what Rupert … Read More »

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About Hollywood’s Coming-Out PR Guru

By | Monday October 26, 2009 @ 9:31am PDT

bragman1LA Weekly recently ran an in-depth cover story on how showbiz flack Howard Bragman helps gay actors come out to the Industry. “In Hollywood,” Bragman told the paper’s Patrick Range McDonald, “most publicists keep their clients in the closet. … Read More »

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More On GLAAD’s Network/Cable TV Report

By | Thursday October 1, 2009 @ 1:14am PDT

UPDATES GLAAD: More Gay Characters On Network, Fewer On Cable

Los Angeles, CA, October 01, 2009 – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today released the 14th annual “Where We Are On TV”

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GLAAD’s 2009-2010 TV Season Study: More Gay Characters On Network, Fewer On Cable

By | Wednesday September 30, 2009 @ 3:05pm PDT

Tomorrow, GLAAD’s 14th annual “Where We Are on TV” report, which measures the quantity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on primetime and cable television for the the 2009-2010 TV season. I’ve learned some of the key stats will show:

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Gay Picketing Today

By | Thursday November 29, 2007 @ 8:06am PST

There’s another ”Gay Gate” picketing event organized by members of the WGA West’s Gay & Lesbian Writers Committee for gay and lesbian writers, talent, and other supporters today at NBC Studios in Burbank (at the Alameda Gate) from 10 AM to 1 PM.

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Picketing: Gays Today, Assistants Monday

By | Thursday November 15, 2007 @ 7:14am PST

Writer/director C. Jay Cox and Michael Medico (who heads up the blog Hot in Hollywood) are hosting “Gay Gate” at the main gate of Raleigh Studios Hollywood at 5300 Melrose Avenue today from 10 AM until 2 PM Los Angeles Times . Invited are gay and lesbian writers and actors to join … Read More »

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Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD: Wal-Mart & Best Buy Hugely Discounting Xmas HD-DVD Players

By | Thursday November 1, 2007 @ 3:53pm PDT

wal-mart.JPGHere’s another punch thrown in the ongoing Blu-ray vs HD-DVD format war. Tomorrow at 8 am, Wal-Mart is offering a “secret sale” of a Toshiba HD A2 HD-DVD player for a rock-bottom price of $98.87 (and $15 HD movies…) Best Buy fought … Read More »

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How Gay TV Ruined Michael Musto’s Life

By | Wednesday August 1, 2007 @ 7:13pm PDT

Michael Musto has a must-read column in my sister paper, the Village Voice: Fame Is Such a Drug. . . I Mean, Drag. Hint: he was in the gay men’s version of The View.

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ABC Regularly Airs Anti-Gay Storylines; Hypocrisy Of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Scandal

By | Friday June 8, 2007 @ 12:54pm PDT

Of course, Isaiah Washington acted like a horse’s ass. But it’s amazing to me that he has been fired from Grey’s Anatomy by its producers at ABC Television Studios abclogo.jpgwhen the network itself doesn’t have clean hands on the issue … Read More »

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