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Hollywood Couples Who Refuse to Give Up on Their Love

30 June 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Celebrities aren't immune to failed relationships, but it's also not hard to find inspiring love stories in Hollywood. As the divorce rate drops across the Us, couples like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are proving two people can grow together in marriages. And then there are duos that withstand the test of time even without a marriage license. Take, for instance, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, two stars who don't want to get married but whose commitment hasn't seemed to waver in over 30 years. »

- Nick-Maslow

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Reality TV Proves a Quiet Groundbreaker for Lgbt Voices

30 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Despite being known for celebrating the unusual and the extreme, reality television might be the genre that has done the best job of normalizing the lesbian, gay and bisexual experience for America’s households.

While there will always be outliers like Phil Robertson of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” reality TV more frequently offers viewers a look into the lives of subjects like AIDS educator Pedro Zamora (who had a commitment ceremony on MTV’s “The Real World”) and Richard Hatch, the first winner of CBS’ “Survivor,” as well as more recent contestants on CW’s “America’s Next Top Model.”

“Reality TV has been significantly influential in changing the public perception of what it means to be gay or lesbian,” says Matthew Breen, editor-in-chief of the Advocate and deputy editor of Out magazine.

Breen says reality shows that feature gays make it easier for public figures like Neil Patrick Harris, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Gay Rights and Hollywood Still Have a Long Way to Go

29 June 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Activist David Mixner stood alone on a theater stage in Los Angeles at the start of this year’s Gay Pride Month, sharing his memories with an audience of friends, political figures and a smattering of celebrities, about the time Ronald Reagan saw the light.

It was 1978, and aides to Reagan, who was on the cusp of launching his presidential campaign, believed he was ready to endorse a California initiative to ban gays and lesbians from teaching in the state’s classrooms, a ballot proposition inspired by the anti-gay crusades of singer Anita Bryant.

Mixner remembered when he and fellow activist Peter Scott landed a secret meeting with Reagan, who was exceedingly charming and willing to listen. Mixner warned the soon-to-be candidate that the initiative would create anarchy: Students could retaliate for a bad grade by accusing their teachers of being gay.

Reagan didn’t immediately reveal what he was going to do, »

- Ted Johnson and Brent Lang

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Gay Rights and Hollywood Still Have a Long Way to Go

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Activist David Mixner stood alone on a theater stage in Los Angeles at the start of this year’s Gay Pride Month, sharing his memories with an audience of friends, political figures and a smattering of celebrities, about the time Ronald Reagan saw the light.

It was 1978, and aides to Reagan, who was on the cusp of launching his presidential campaign, believed he was ready to endorse a California initiative to ban gays and lesbians from teaching in the state’s classrooms, a ballot proposition inspired by the anti-gay crusades of singer Anita Bryant.

Mixner remembered when he and fellow activist Peter Scott landed a secret meeting with Reagan, who was exceedingly charming and willing to listen. Mixner warned the soon-to-be candidate that the initiative would create anarchy: Students could retaliate for a bad grade by accusing their teachers of being gay.

Reagan didn’t immediately reveal what he was going to do, »

- Ted Johnson and Brent Lang

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Why Gay Movie Stars Are Staying Locked in the Closet

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a vast and growing list of prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender media and entertainment figures — just don’t count movie stars among them.

Celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner and Neil Patrick Harris have kicked open the closet door with little to no damage to their careers. In some cases, they’ve found themselves more in demand after revealing their sexual preferences or gender identification.

Yet there’s one glass ceiling that remains stubbornly resistant to cracks.

No A-list film actor has yet to come out publicly while at the pinnacle of his or her career. Sure, Jodie Foster gave an elliptical Golden Globes speech about being a lesbian, and out actors Ian McKellen and Zachary Quinto helped anchor the “X-Men” and “Lord of the Rings” series, and the rebooted “Star Trek” films, respectively. Yet despite their prodigious talents, none of them has the power to »

- Brent Lang

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Neil Patrick Harris on Marriage Equality: TV Is an Immersive Environment for Change

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Oscars and Tonys (winning four Emmys), and last year took home a Tony for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch.’

What’s your earliest memory of gay characters on TV?

Soap” with Billy Crystal. But it all seemed very on the outskirts. It was not something that resonated with me. When Ellen came out on her show, that was a much larger conversation. She represented more of a personality coming out as opposed to a character within a show.

What did that mean to you?

I was interested in seeing whether the media would behave like piranhas or whether they would be overly gracious. It was lovely to see in our society there was not a lot of hellfire and brimstone. For all the naysayers, there was an impressive amount of support for that kind of standing tall.

How did it affect you and your decision to come out? »

- Debra Birnbaum

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NBC’s Bob Greenblatt Celebrates ‘Courageous’ Writers, Producers Displaying Gay Storylines

29 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Milestones only feel monumental when you get some perspective, and you look back and see some of the tremors that started to pave the way for a seismic shift. The Supreme Court decision is a stunning victory for human rights and equality, but the big shift happened with the American people over the past few years, and there’s no putting the genie back in the bottle.

I feel privileged to work in a business where we can advance the political agenda just because we tell stories. No soapbox, no demonstrations, no voting. If a story moves you, the message gets sent, and the consciousness changes. Sometimes slowly, but it happens.

Over the past 40 years, the Lgbt social and political agenda has been moving forward in our pop culture in many ways, especially on good old-fashioned broadcast television, which reaches everybody, everywhere. Back in the ’70s, I remember Archie Bunker »

- Bob Greenblatt

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Ellen Page Would Like to Get Married One Day (Exclusive)

26 June 2015 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ellen Page made headlines last year when she came out of the closet at 26, which is still a rare occurrence among younger actresses. Shortly before the landmark Supreme Court decision on Friday that legalized gay marriage, Page talked to Variety about how Hollywood helped pave the way for Lgbt rights. The Oscar-nominated “Juno” actress will next play a lesbian in the upcoming drama “Freeheld,” which opens on October 2.

Variety’s 106-page marriage equality special issue includes more Q&As, including ones with Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Murphy.

How has your life changed since you came out?

I’m happier than I probably could imagine. Now it doesn’t feel like I was ever not out. It’s hard for me to imagine not existing in the way that I’m existing now. It boggles my mind that it seemed so difficult and so impossible. I wish I’d done it sooner, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Neil Patrick Harris's Family Snaps Just Keep Getting Cuter

26 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka often share adorable snapshots of twins Harper and Gideon, and they've haven't slowed down lately. The sweet moments shouldn't come as a surprise to Neil's followers, though - of all the picture-perfect celebrity families out there, Neil and David's is one of the most active on social media. The couple, who secretly got married last September after 10 years of dating, constantly shares heart-meltingly cute photos of the twins, ranging from their elaborate Halloween costumes to their nights on the town eating oysters and watching jazz shows. (Yes, they're sophisticated NYC tots.) »

- Nick-Maslow

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Fall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

26 June 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We hope your DVR is enjoying its summer vacation, resting its gears, motors and what not, because we’re about to drop on you more than 90 season and series premiere dates for the Fall TV season.

RelatedFall TV Grid 2015: What’s on When? And Versus What?

Yes, it’s time for TVLine’s famously handy bona fide calendar of season and series launches, which kicks off with the one-two punch of Dancing stars and does-it-all Neil Patrick Harris before going absolutely ba-na-nas the week of Sept. 21, where 47 premieres await you

Here is our round-up of September and October’s »

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Supreme Court overturns ban on marriage equality; Celebrities erupt into cheers on Twitter

26 June 2015 8:02 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It’s been a historic week for America. First universal healthcare was upheld by the Supreme Court and now, as of this morning, they’ve overturned the ban on same-sex marriage. Marriage Equality for all! Via “Parks and Rec” And what better way to celebrate this historic leap forward into the 21st century than by taking to social media to show solidarity? Which is exactly what celebrities around the world are doing! Lance Bass We are so proud to be American today! All of our #Lgbt brothers and sisters can now love freely! Ty #SupremeCourt! pic.twitter.com/RO10N8knfj — Lance Bass (@LanceBass) June 26, 2015 Ellen Love won. #MarriageEquality — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 26, 2015 Ricky Martin Breaking: #Scotus has just announced that love is equal across the nation!!! #MarriageEquality #LoveAlwaysWins #Loveislove — Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) June 26, 2015 Wanda Sykes I am overwhelmed with joy! It's feels good to be an American in all 50 states! »

- Donna Dickens

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Fox and NBC’s Fall 2015 TV Schedules: Blindspot, Empire, Gotham, Svu

25 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Fox and NBC‘s Fall 2015 TV Schedules. Blindspot, Empire, Gotham, Law & Order: Svu, and other TV shows are among the programming discussed in the latest announcement by these American commercial broadcasting television networks. We previously published ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW: 2015-2016 New TV Shows’ Schedules, Trailers, & Plots. The schedules below are more detailed and include some new programming.

The official press release for Fox’s Fall 2015 Schedule and TV show Air Dates:

Sunday, Sept. 20

8:00-11:00 Pm Live Et/ 67Th Primetime Emmy(r) Awards

5:00-8:00 Pm Live Pt

Monday, Sept. 21

8:00-9:00 Pm Gotham (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Minority Report (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, Sept. 22

8:00-10:00 Pm Scream Queens (Two-Hour Series Premiere)

Wednesday, Sept. 23

8:00-9:00 Pm Rosewood (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 Pm Empire (Season Premiere)

Sunday, Sept. 27

7:30-8:00 Pm Bob’S Burgers (Season Premiere)

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- Rollo Tomasi

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Taye Diggs Rocks Hedwig's Glitter-Bombed Makeup in First Photo of the Star in Character!

25 June 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

All he needs is the wig in a box! Darren Criss can't be Hedwig and the Angry Inch's leading gent forever, which is why Taye Diggs will be taking over for the Glee alum next month. And the first photo of him all made up in character is already here! Just like the ads that came before it to promote Neil Patrick Harris, Michael C. Hall, and Criss in the lead role, the serious-faced photo features Diggs, 44, rocking the beloved character's signature makeup. The actor—who shares son [...] »

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No surprise: Academy isn't returning to just 5 Best Picture nominees

24 June 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Remember all those people who were clamoring for the Academy to go back to the good ol’ days?  When there were just five Best Picture nominees?  Yeah, that’s not happening.* *Is "Toldja" trademarked? Is that appropriate here? The Academy’s Board of Governors met last night and a number of items were on the table. Many of the decisions voted on during the meeting were made public in a press release earlier today.  In particular, there are new rules regarding producer credits for Best Picture nominees that involve PGA eligibility (a huge boost for the Producer’s Guild, by the way).  The Visual Effects category will now have 20 shortlisted contenders in the first round.  Even the Animated and Live Action Short Film contenders have some new qualifications to deal with.  But changes to the Best Picture field?  Sources tell HitFix the loud minority pushing for a return to the »

- Gregory Ellwood

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NBC Sets Premieres for Heroes Reborn, Grimm, Mysteries of Laura & More

22 June 2015 6:37 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

As we are entering the summer and still are months away from the 2015-2016 TV season’s star, networks are preparing their viewers for the upcoming TV season. NBC announced its premiere dates for new shows such as Heroes Reborn (the highly anticipated event series that will act as continuation of the original Heroes), Greg Berlanti’s (Arrow, The Flash, SupergirlBlindspot, which stars Thor’s Jaimie Alexander, and Neil Patrick Harris’ new variety show Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick.  NBC’s fall lineup also incldues  eturning favorites such as The Mysteries of Laura, The Blacklist, and Grimm. For all of NBC’s fall premiere dates, check out the network’s full primetime schedule below: Thursday, September 10 8:30-11:30 — Sunday Night Football (Pittsburgh at New England) Tuesday, September 15 10-11 — Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Monday, September 21 8-10 — The Voice 10-11 — Blindspot Wednesday, September 23 8-9 — The Mysteries of Laura… »

- Andy Behbakht

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NBC Sets Fall Premiere Dates, Changes Timeslot For Neil Patrick Harris Show

22 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC will spread out the premieres of its fall shows, it announced Monday, with about half of its lineup debuting during premiere week. And in a change from previously announced, the Neil Patrick Harris show “Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris” is getting a new regular timeslot.

The Peacock’s fall begins as usual with the NFL’s annual kickoff game on Thursday, Sept. 10, this year pitting the Pittsburgh Steelers against the New England Patriots. The official “Sunday Night Football” premiere is a few days later (Sept. 13) when the Dallas Cowboys play host to the New York Giants.

Those two games will help promote the Sept. 15 premiere of “Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris.” The new variety show will premiere following the two-hour season finale of summer hit “America’s Got Talent” and will also be the beneficiary of a two-hour lead-in from “The Voice” the following week. »

- Rick Kissell

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NBC Sets Fall Premiere Dates, Gives Neil Patrick Harris Show Early Bow

22 June 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC has firmed up plans for its fall 2015 roll-out, and Neil Patrick Harris' new variety show will be going it alone when it bows the week before the rest of the lineup. In lieu of launching Best Time Ever after the rest of its Tuesday block, the network has instead put it after the likely more formidable season finale of America's Got Talent. Harris will have the 10 p.m. slot the following Tuesday (with a lead-in from The Voice) before shifting to 8 p.m. for the rest of its run. Sunday Night Football will also

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- Michael O'Connell

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NBC Sets Fall 2015 Premiere Dates for 'The Voice,' 'Heroes Reborn' and More

22 June 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

NBC is the latest network to announce its fall 2015 premiere dates. Sunday Night Football will kick everything off, along with Neil Patrick Harris' variety show (right after America's Got Talent) five days later. The rest of the lineup will roll out over the course of two months, concluding with Chicago Med in November.

Many of NBC's fall shows will premiere during the final full week of September, beginning with The Voice and new drama Blindspot on September 21. Law and Order: Svu will return with a two-hour premiere on September 23, following The Mysteries of Laura. (Chicago Pd will be added to the Wednesday night lineup a week later.) The next night, September 24, will see three premieres: Heroes Reborn, The Blacklist and new series The Player.

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- editor@buddytv.com

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Watch: Charlize Theron Goes To ‘Dark Places’ In New U.S. Trailer And Clips For The Gillian Flynn Thriller

18 June 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Eagle-eyed readers will know that the much anticipated “Dark Places,” which made our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2015 list earlier this year, was already released in France earlier this spring —the film features a starry cast including Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult and Chloe Moretz. Read More: Review: David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens & More    Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (the author and screenwriter behind David Fincher's “Gone Girl”), this thriller centers on a woman (Theron) who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child and is forced to confront the events of that day by a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes. Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner ("Sarah's Key"), the movie co-stars Drea de Matteo, Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan. Due in stateside theaters August 7th, the first official U.S. »

- Edward Davis

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North West and Neil Patrick Harris Are Birthday Twins—See More Celebs Born on June 15!

15 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Imagine the most amazing birthday celebration ever. It would totally include North West, Courteney Cox, Neil Patrick Harris and Ice Cube celebrating their special day together, right? Ok, maybe not. But it is still so awesome that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's darling daughter gets to share her second birthday with such a star-studded team! Since she entered the world on June 15, 2013, the mini fashionista has stolen our hearts and we can't wait to see more of her as she continues to grow up.  Celebrate Nori and all the other celebs who will also be blowing out their candles today with a look at what might be the greatest Gemini crew ever! »

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