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Here TV, Pride Media Team for La-Centric Queer Series ‘Falling for Angels’

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Here TV,  Pride Media Team for La-Centric Queer Series ‘Falling for Angels’
Lgbtq entertainers like country singer Steve Grand, “Mean Girls” star Daniel Franzese and “Desperate Housewives” and “Devious Maids” alum Alec Mapa are assembling for a new TV series. “Falling for Angels” is a co-production between Pride Media, which publishes legacy queer magazine The Advocate as well as Out, and cable and streaming network Here TV. The series premieres Dec. 1 and will take a geographical and emotional look at Los Angeles. Episode themes include same-sex love, health, heartbreak and sex positivity. Neighborhoods include Bel Air, Boyle Heights, Koreatown, Silver Lake and Malibu. Also Read: These 13 Movies Were Rated the Most Damaging to.
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Interview: Beethoven's Treasure Tail is a Rib-Tickler...and for star Jonathan Silverman, a Rib Cracker!

If you're looking for a movie that you and the rest of your family can enjoy on a chill night at home, where better to look than the tried and true adventures of Beethoven, the giant St. Bernard?

Beethoven's Treasure Tail is the latest movie in the series to head to home video. We got to ask star Jonathan Silverman a few questions, and see what's happened since we last saw Beethoven.

Fanlala: What has changed for Eddie since Beethoven's Big Break?

Jonathan Silverman: A lot has changed for Eddie since we last saw him in Beethoven's Big Break. His son is now off to college, so as a single dad it's just him and his beloved and trusted dog Beethoven. Nonetheless, his status as a dog trainer has increased and Eddie and Beethoven are making lots of successful movies together.

However, something isn't quite right with Beethoven on
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Briefs: Michael Sam In “Out,”, “Glee”‘s Final 13, And Matt Bomer On His Emmy Nomination

Birthday shoutouts go to Adrian Grenier (above), who is 38, Fiona Shaw is 56, Alec Mapa is 49, and Chiwetel Ejiofor is 40.

As expected, Glee‘s final season has been trimmed to 13 episodes, to run in midseason.

Matt Bomer talks about his Emmy nomination. He found out when his husband called him.

Fox News Attempts To Get People Scared About Gender-Neutral Bathrooms, Fails Completely (Autoplay)

Michael Sam and the Draw That Changed American Sports Forever.

It’s official.

It's official! ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18 pic.twitter.com/oRCAcxAZE5

The View (@theviewtv) July 10, 2014

Joy Behar reacts to Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s caterwauling.

Such Good People had its world premiere, and the red carper featured some faves.

Michael Urie

Tom Lenk

Jason Shane Scott

Ronnie Kroell

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and
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Meme: Dragon Age: Inquisition Unveils Their Gay Mage, Frank Robinson Passes, Beyoncé Officially Most Powerful Celebrity

Robert Orci open to gay Star Trek character, Utah misses marriage appeal filing deadline, Grindr gets a new look

Bioware has announced details of Dorian from Dragon Age: Inquisition, a powerful mage from a wealthy family he rejected who also happens to be an openly gay character. “Dorian is gay—he is, in fact, the first fully gay character I’ve had the opportunity to write. It added an interesting dimension to his back story, considering he comes from a place where “perfection” is the face that every mage puts on and anything that smacks of deviancy is shameful and meant to be hidden. Dorian’s refusal to play along with that façade is seen as stubborn and pointless by his family, which has contributed to his status as a pariah.” He also kicks ass, can summon the dead to fight for him, and has full control of his magical abilities.
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Watch: Michael Urie and Randy Harrison in the “Such Good People” Trailer

Sassy back-talking thieves, faux-new-age witticisms, snarky realty agents, and overly-ambitious homosexual couples: Such Good People has it all. With an endless list of celebrity guest stars and an adorably spunky main cast, Such Good People is an upcoming comedy about a cat-and-mouse hunt for buttloads of cash. The indie flick will be debuting at the Majestic Crest in Los Angeles on July 7th.

The film stars Michael Urie (of Ugly Betty fame) and Randy Harrison (best known for his role on Queer as Folk) in what is being touted as the first post-marriage-equality comedy. The veritably endless supporting cast includes: Scott Wolf (Party of Five, Perception), Ana Ortiz (Devious Maids, Ugly Betty), Carrie Wiita (Super Fun Night), Rick Overton (Groundhog Day), Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Cabin in the Woods), musician and activist Lance Bass, Alec Mapa (Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy, Switched at Birth), Drew Droege (Sassy Pants,
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Alfre Woodard Will Play the President, “Community” Takes on “G.I. Joe” and Why “Scandal” Had to Kill Off a Character

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Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman promises the legal drama’s final season, “is going to be a very satisfying season where all the ends are tied up.”

Dan Bucatinsky says to The Wrap that creatively it was necessary for Scandal to kill a major character, “The threat of death on a show like this, if it doesn’t pay off occasionally, the audience begins to scream bulls–t.” He’s right, you can’t have big cliffhangers if everyone expects all the major characters to survive. (See: massacre, Moldavian.)

First the ABC Family pilot Alice in Arabia raised eyebrows due to a description that seemed potentially offensive. Then, a review of the pilot script by Buzzfeed that called it “dotted with cultural inaccuracies and stereotypes.” Amid all that controversy, ABC Family has scrapped the pilot. Don’t worry, we’ll probably get to have the same debate when FX’s Tryant debuts.
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Meme: Anton Hysén Signed To Myrtle Beach Mutiny, Cardinal Dolan Uncomfortable With Civil Unions, Alec Mapa Is a Filthy “Baby Daddy”

Kevin Bacon embraces Six Degrees, Dan Gillespie-Sells slams closeted celebrities, a clown car of basset hounds

Out soccer star Anton Hysén has been signed to the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, a National Premiere Soccer League club, which puts them about fourth tier in U.S. soccer. The team says that despite Anton Hysén’s youth, his experience playing in Europe will be invaluable to the team. And yes, that’s an out professional soccer player in the Deep South.

Meanwhile in South Carolina, the House will be considering the bill that will strip thousands of dollars in funding from two universities for offering gay interest books for their summer reading programs because, well, gay literature = porn or something. We’re talking about a state that requires you to swear an oath of loyalty to the United States to receive your college diploma.

Kevin Bacon went to SXSW to celebrate the 20th
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Aaron Paul Wants to Appear in “Breaking Bad” Prequel, Checking In To “Bates Motel” and “Duck Dynasty”‘s Shrinking Ratings

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The ratings for Duck Dynasty are down 40% from a year ago, but it can’t be blamed on Phil Robertson‘s homophobic and racist comments. Ratings were sliding before Robertson’s infamous GQ profile. Now I’m looking back at that interview and wondering if those comments were an attempt to drum up some publicity.

Aaron Paul says he’s in talks to join the cast of Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul. I have to admit, I’m intrigued at the idea of fleshing out Jesse’s “Capt’n Cook” days.

Matthew Perry‘s Odd Couple reboot has found its second cast member, reuniting Perry with his Go On co-star Sarah Baker. She’ll play the assistant to Perry’s Oscar.

TVLand loves its cast reunions, so it’s not a big surprise that Ethan Suplee has been added to the cast of upcoming comedy Jennifer Falls, joining
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Outfest Fusion announces line-up

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Outfest Fusion announces line-up
Patrik-Ian Polk’s latest film Blackbird (pictured) starring Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington and Julian Walker will open the 2014 Outfest Fusion Lgbt People Of Color Film Festival, scheduled for March 14-16 in Hollywood.

Actor, comedian and writer Alec Mapa will receive the 2014 Fusion Achievement Award on March 15.

World premieres include Secrets & Toys and You Are Dead To Me. South Korean filmmaker’s Leesong Hee-il’s White Night will receive its Us premiere.

For further details click here.
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'Switched at Birth' first look photos: Kathryn throws a murder mystery party in 'The Scream'

Murder is coming to "Switched at Birth." Well, a murder mystery dinner, to be more exact.

In Monday's (Feb. 17) episode, Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and her new bestie Renzo (Alec Mapa) throw a murder mystery party at the Kennish compound and Zap2it has your first look it. What looks like a fun time involving the entire extended family promises to sour quickly when both John (D.W. Moffett) and Kathryn learn the secret the other is hiding.

Seeing as how that's Jenice (Joey Lauren Adams) in one picture -- you know, John's secret smooch partner -- Mr. Kennish better hope the murder's confined to the party.

Check out more first look photos from the episode, "The Scream."

"Switched at Birth" airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC Family.
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“Teen Wolf” Asks ‘What’s Happening with Stiles?’ and “Being Human” Throws a Werewolf Baby Shower

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Rob Riggle has joined the cast of The Pro. The NBC comedy pilot stars Rob Lowe as a fallen tennis doubles champion who reunites with his former partner (Riggle) after hitting hard times. I’m watching this one since it comes from out Emmy-winner Todd Holland as a director.

CNN is cutting back on Anderson Cooper. The news channel has pulled from the schedule AC360 Later a “more relaxed” companion series for Cooper’s regular news hour. If you’re not familiar with AC360 Later, that might be because it was infrequently scheduled and would sometimes disappear from the schedule for weeks. Did anyone catch it? Will you miss it?

Vulture talked with Sarah Paulson about the upcoming season of American Horror Story. (Yeah, we’re already talking about next season. Deal with it.) When asked if she’s preparing for her new role the same way Jessica Lange
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The Return of the Powerpuff Girls, NBC’s Next Live Musical and Will There Be a U.S. “Sex Box”?

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NBC has already announced its next live musical. It will bring Peter Pan back to the small screen. This time, the broadcast won’t have to face comparisons to a beloved movie as much as the iconic 1955 live performance with Mary Martin as Peter Pan.

In talking with TheWrap, Seth Meyers said, “We feel pretty strongly that I’m two shows away from cutting ties.” That should make the Super Bowl weekend show with Melissa McCarthy Meyers’ swan song.

You can stop worrying about the future of your show, Parks & Recreation fans. NBC chief Bob Greenblatt told the Television Critics Association that there will be a seventh season though that’s not an official renewal. Greenblatt was also optimistic about Community but would not offer as optimistic an outlook.

In talking with E!, Jamie Chun, who plays Mulan on Once Upon a Time, says the romantic tension was something
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'Switched at Birth' Season 3 premiere: Changes abound in 'Drowning Girl'

With the return of "Switched at Birth" on Monday (Jan. 13) for Season 3, ABC Family's groundbreaking series finds itself in a world of change.

The biggest change? Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) are entering into their senior year at Carlton, which is undergoing some change of its own. After surviving the threat of closure thanks to the protest in Season 2, Carlton and its students are forced to face the reality of the slight victory and accept the plethora of new hearing students bused in after their under-performing schools were shut down. Things quickly escalate to "Dangerous Minds" territory when Daphne's English class erupts into a fight over reading aloud. It could veer into ridiculous and over-the-top territory, but it mostly worked in the premiere.

Carlton isn't the only place of change. There's a palpable shift in the Kennish-Vasquez home following Daphne getting caught blackmailing Senator Coto. John (D.W. Moffett
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FX’s Gay Rapper “Chozen” Takes the Stage, the Return of “The Fosters” and Major “Big Bang Theory” Guest-Stars

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I had high hopes for The Assets, I liked the idea of focusing the damage control necessary when a mole is leaking the identities of informants. Unfortunately, audiences weren’t so interested and it’s been pulled from the schedule.

Last night, TVLine got some red carpet scoop. James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher will be appearing as themselves, encountering Sheldon. Er, can Sheldon’s heart handle meeting those two legends? I’m suddenly worried they’re killing him off.

The BBC America original drama The Intruders has picked a familiar face for its lead. Life on Mars and Doctor Who alum John Simm will play a former cop thrown into a supernatural conspiracy.

Wg America’s 10-part 10 Commandments mini-series will each be made by a different director with a chapter each coming from Lee Daniels and Gus Van Sant.

E! has apologized for a graphic that appeared during
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These 10 Hilarious Tweets From Gays Are My New Favorite Things!

Twitter’s where I go when I know real news like Tila Tequila‘s feelings and how Carrie Underwood‘s rendition of “The Lonely Goatherd” went. These 10 tweets (plus one of my own thrown in) will fill you with both the holiday And journalistic spirit.

1. Guy Branum’s hiring, y’all.

Can I hire a personal assistant in India to look at shirtless Facebook photos of guys I’ve had crushes on and feel sad for me? I’m so busy!

Guy Branum (@guybranum) December 9, 2013

2. Ronan Farrow is a boldface liar. Teehee! I italicized that.

And here I thought Ariana Grande was a Microsoft Word font.

— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) December 7, 2013

3. Braden Graeber just wrote a PSA that Shakira needs to tape.

Hips don’t lie; people lie.

— braden graeber (@hipstermermaid) December 10, 2013

4. Conner Habib can’t help but react like to M’Lynn to popular music.

Why does the lead singer
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Jay Leno sued over 'Tonight Show' bestiality jokes

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Jay Leno is the target of a lawsuit over jokes made by himself and other comedians. A flight attendant named Louann Giambattista is suing Leno, "The Tonight Show" and NBC Universal over jokes that were made on the program during a July 2013 segment called "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda."

The bit featured three comedians cracking wise about a news story where Giambattista said she was falsely accused to carrying pet rats onto a plane in her underwear. Comedians Jim Norton, Alec Mapa and Kira Soltanovich each put their own spins on the story, joking that the rats were for a sexual use. "I don't understand this one at all. If she wanted something that creepy-looking in her underwear she should have hooked up with me," Norton said in the segment.

Giambattista says Leno stated the accusations against her as facts, before the guest comedians "systematically criticized, defamed, and humiliated" her, according to Courthouse News.
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Woman Accused of Having Rats in Her Underwear Sues Jay Leno

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Woman Accused of Having Rats in Her Underwear Sues Jay Leno
Remember that flight attendant who was accused of hiding pet rats in her underwear? Louann Giambattista sued her former employer, American Airlines, and now she's suing Jay Leno, The Tonight Show, and NBC Universal for making "crude and defamatory" jokes about her, according to Courthouse News. In an admittedly unfunny segment called "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda," Leno prompted three comedians — Alec Mapa, Kira Soltanovich, and Jim Norton — to make jokes that "falsely accused Ms. Giambattista of engaging in sexual relations with a rat," according to the suit. (None of the three panelists are being sued.) Those accusations, which Giambattista denies, have caused her and her husband to become outcasts and have negatively impacted their marriage because, as the filing states, "every time [her husband] looks at her he thinks of Defendant Leno and the heinous segment depicting her as a sexual deviant."And people say The Tonight Show doesn't matter anymore.
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ABC Family Picks Return Dates For ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘Twisted’, ‘Switched At Birth’ & ‘The Fosters’

ABC Family unveiled debut dates for returning series Pretty Little Liars, Twisted, Switched At Birth, and The Fosters, in the second week of January. Social hit Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, January 7 at 8 Pm Et (yes, the special Halloween episode still premieres tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 22, at 8 Pm) . The series surged to its best season on record in Summer 2013, passing the 4 million viewer mark for the first time ever, thanks in part to ranking as the No. 1 cable series for the third consecutive summer among females 12-34 — and, not coincidentally, according to SocialGuide, enjoyed the “most social” TV series episode in television history with the series’ summer finale, breaking records with more than 1.9 million tweets. Led by that August 27 finale, Pretty Little Liars accounts for the Top 4 “most social” TV episodes of all time, and 6 of the Top 8 overall. Twisted will return with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 7, at 9 Pm
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Meme: Dylan O’Brien Names Best Abs On “Teen Wolf,” Conan Mocks Bronies and “Catching Fire” Just Needs a Good Threeway

Ronan Farrow heads to MSNBC, Ted Olsen supports anti-gay Ken Cucinnelli, Catching Fire demonstrates the need for a threeway

Alec Mapa is heading to Switched At Birth as a tap dancer in Kathryn’s class. Alec is a really nice, funny guy, and I love seeing great things happen for him.

It appears that our long national nightmare is nearly over, with the Senate voting to reopen the government 81-18. The House could still screw this up, but you now see why the Senate is the upper house. They know how to act like grownups when it comes down to it.

Ted Olsen, the attorney who helped win Windsor and strike down article 3 of Doma has made a $1,000 campaign contribution to virulently anti-gay Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign. Oddly, Olsen and his colleague David Boise have joined a lawsuit in Virginia trying to strike down the state’s ban on marriage equality.
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Switched at Birth Casting Scoop: Ugly Betty Star To Dance Into Kathryn's Life!

Switched at Birth Casting Scoop: Ugly Betty Star To Dance Into Kathryn's Life!
Switched at Birth is adding yet another star to season three! The ABC Family hit drama returns in January 2014 with brand new episodes and it looks like fans should prepare to shimmy and shake this season. Ugly Betty's Alec Mapa has been tapped as a recurring guest star, who just so happens to be a pretty great tap dancer. The actor will play Renzo, a new friend that Kathryn (Lea Thompson) meets in a tap dancing class. Although neither character is a particularly sensational dancer, the two will become fast friends and their fancy footwork will improve as the season continues. Fans will be introduced to Renzo's sweet moves in the season three premiere. Mapa is just one of a handful of stellar guest...
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