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Last season, America's Got Talent rose significantly in the ratings. Back in February though, Nick Cannon -- who hosted the past eight cycles-- publicly parted ways with the series. With Tyra Banks now taking the reins, will the audience dwindle, or increase? Will America's Got Talent be cancelled or renewed for season 13? Stay tuned. A nationwide talent competition, America's Got Talent features various individual and group performances. The winning act wins a cash prize and the chance to headline in the America's Got Talent Live show in Las Vegas. Returning as judges are Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Melanie Brown, and Heidi Klum. Guest judges in season 12 include Chris Hardwick, DJ Khaled, Laverne Cox, and Seal. The NBC series typically airs on Tuesdays (and also on Wednesdays, during the live performances and results episodes). Read More… »
If you still doubt the deadliness of a great lip sync battle, you clearly missed Friday’s season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race: a four-way bloodbath of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.
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For the first time in Drag Race herstory, all four finalists — Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee and Trinity Taylor — took part in a “smackdown for the crown,” a multi-battle melee that alone would determine the winner of Season 9.
The first round found Trinity and Peppermint battling to the tune of Britney Spears’ “Stronger,” which Trinity appeared to »
Laverne Cox is getting her own day named after her!
“According to Mayor DeBlasio today June 22, 2017 is Laverne Cox Day in the city of New York,” Cox wrote in the caption. “Wow! Thank you so much Mayor and First Lady. I am beyond honored and grateful for this proclamation. #TransIsBeautiful happy #Pride.”
“NYC enjoy Laverne Cox Day,” she added. “Love and embrace who you are and celebrate and love each other!”
Cox is an outspoken transgender »
- Alexia Fernandez
Now that we've binged the much-anticipated fifth season of Orange Is the New Black, we're in need of a distraction to help us forget that new episodes are still a year away. Bummer, right? While we can only speculate at this point about what's to come, there are a few things we know for sure about one of the most loved Netflix series of all time. So, to hold you over until season six: here are 12 things you never knew about Oitnb. Jodie Foster has directed two episodes of the series. The legendary actress directed the third episode of season one (where Crazy Eyes falls for Piper) and the first episode of season two (when Piper is moved from Litchfield.) Katie Holmes almost played the role of Piper Chapman. But she was too busy. Creator Jenji Kohan said at the time that Holmes "had other things to do." But to be fair, she also added that "in the beginning, no one knew what this was." Oh, and Laura Prepon was almost Piper too. The actress who plays Yoga Jones is the voice of Patti Mayonnaise. If you close your eyes, you can almost pretend that she's the legendary love interest in the classic cartoon Doug. In the episode where Piper first meets Larry, he's watching Weeds - another show created by Jenji Kohan - and you can see it on the TV in the background. Seriously, go back and look for it. It's there. The real-life Larry actually did write a Modern Love column in the New York Times. And you can read it here. Nicky's scar from her post-overdose surgery is the real deal. Actress Natasha Lyonne suffered from the same issues with addiction as her character in the show. Laverne Cox's twin brother played Sophia in her pre-transition flashbacks in season one. Cox wanted to play the role herself, but "Jodie Foster, who directed the episode in which Sophia's backstory is explored, didn't think it would work." Cox's brother, M. Lamar, is a musician who described himself to The New York Times as being of the "gothic-devil-worshiping-free-black-man-blues tradition." The real-life Piper made a blog in 2003 about her time in prison. It's called The Pipe Bomb. Kerman ended up writing a memoir (also titled Orange Is the New Black) that inspired the show. All of the women in the opening credits were formerly incarcerated. There isn't a single actress in the entire sequence - and if you look really closely, you can see Piper Kerman in there too. Flaca has kissed Kourtney Kardashian. Yes, Jackie Cruz was on Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2009. The same inmate is always crying behind Piper when she's on the phone. You didn't imagine it - Gerrman is always there, and most of the time she's weeping over her wrestler son. We still have no idea what the meaning of the eggplant joke really is . . . And we're still holding out hope that we'll find out in the future. But in the meantime, here's a pretty solid theory. »
- Chelsea Hassler
Celebrities are hopping on the #nomakeup trend. Alicia Keys made waves when she decided to go sans makeup and now Gwyneth Paltrow is making headlines for going barefaced in her 44th birthday selfie. TheWrap takes a look at other stars who decided to go makeup free. Alicia Keys “Y’all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn’t mean I’m anti-makeup. Do you!” Gwyneth Paltrow “#nomakeup for my 44th birthday, embracing my past and future. Thank you for the instalove #goopgoesmakeupfree @goop” Salma Hayek “Wet hair, no make up, no filter, no retouch, but very good light. #hair #nomakeup »
- Rasha Ali
CBS will air the 11 remaining episodes of the canceled drama series “Doubt” on Saturday night beginning in July.
“Doubt” was originally ordered for 13 episodes, but was pulled from the CBS schedule after only two episodes aired. The series premiered Feb. 15 to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers — slightly below the previous 10 p.m. Wednesday timeslot occupant, “Code Black. »
- Joe Otterson
Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
The Heigl-fronted procedural was pulled off the schedule in February after two terribly-rated episodes. The Feb. 16 premiere only drew 5.3 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, placing below timeslot predecessor Code Black‘s sophomore average. (TVLine readers gave the »
When they're playing prisoners on TV, the cast of Orange Is the New Black may be forced to hang out, but off screen, the group regularly gets together for events and nights out. Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, and Laverne Cox are among the actresses who post plenty of selfies with their castmates, and Samira Wiley kills it with her hilarious captions each time she shares a photo with someone else from the group. The Netflix series has already been renewed for two more seasons, so for a fun look at the cast out of costume - and, well, out of prison - check out their best Instagram snaps together, then get a refresher on how each Oitnb character ended up behind bars. Related15 Oitnb Stars Who Are in Cute Committed Relationships »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Yolanda Hadid got a sneak peek at the "Gigi Journal!"
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star stepped out to support her daughter, Gigi Hadid, at the release of the model's special edition "Gigi Journal" with V Magazine at a private bash in New York City. Yolanda looked chic in an all-black ensemble at the soiree, while her daughter went with white, as they posed for photos with photographer Mario Testino and enjoying a Vdka 6100 cocktail.
Also in NYC was Ansel Elgort, who previewed Activision's Destiny 2 at E3.
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Laverne Cox has a lot of feelings about the recent spate of “man-terruptions” that Senator Kamala Harris has endured from her male Gop colleagues. The “Orange Is the New Black” star appeared on ABC’s “The View” on Friday to weigh in on the matter, saying, “None of the dudes were interrupted.” On June 7, during the Senate Intelligence Committee’s questioning into possible Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Sen. Harris (D-Calif.) was told to pipe down by two male Republican Senators, who interrupted her on the Senate floor. Also Read: 'Orange Is the New Black' »
- Ashley Eady
Writer and TV host Janet Mock became a face and a voice for the transgender community after she told the world about her journey as a “trans girl.” In her new memoir, Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me (out Tuesday), Mock (a former editor at People) traces her trek into adulthood in which she loved and gained strength while owning her identity as a black woman.
“I hope that readers — particularly young readers and anyone who feels marginalized — will feel empowered because there is a roadmap now to follow,” the 34-year-old said in an exclusive interview with People. “Hopefully »
- Sam Gillette
VH1 announced the return of “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” for Monday, Oct. 16 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The second season will include some unique cuisines as Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg create distinctive themed-dinners for their celebrities guests. Guest appearances will include Jamie Foxx, Usher, Kelly Rowland, George Lopez, Laverne Cox and many more.
Cartoon Network released a sneak peak at the new series “Ok K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.” The show focuses on K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to be the greatest hero ever. With his friends Enid and Rad, K.O. attempts to fight off enemies in Lakewood Plaza Turbo. The series will premiere this August on Cartoon Network while the console game will launch this fall.
- Dixie Limbachia
Image Source: Getty / Eugene Gologursky If you're a fan of Orange Is the New Black, then you know by now that it's based on the real experiences of Piper Kerman. Kerman, known as Piper Chapman (and played by Taylor Schilling) on the show, published a bestselling memoir of the same name. While Kerman says the show, headed by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, is not a docudrama whatsoever, her real-life experience does come through in the series. Obviously, the show has diverted a lot since we've been through five seasons now. RelatedIs Orange Is the New Black Accurate? An Anonymous Former Inmate Weighs In The Crime After college, the real Piper Kerman fell for a woman caught up in an international drug ring. In the book, she calls her Nora, and if you watch the show, you know her as Alex (played by Laura Prepon). The real Piper smuggled $10,000 from Chicago to Brussels, »
- Annie Gabillet
Jennifer Esposito will depart the CBS procedural “NCIS” after one season as a series regular. Esposito played Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn, a quick-witted and talented agent who left to be an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center until Gibbs lured her back to the field. Esposito previously appeared in the CBS shows “Blue Bloods” and “Judging Amy.” Her other TV credits include “Mistresses,” “Samantha Who?,” “Rescue Me,” “Spin City.” Deadline first reported this news.
HBO announced its new special “The Words That Built America” will premiere on July 4 at 7 p.m. The documentary will be directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi and with appearances by all living U.S. presidents and vice presidents, Supreme Court justices, Cabinet secretaries, celebrities and media titans. The special, narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, features »
- Rebecca Rubin
Before Divine, Laverne Cox and the leading ladies of “Tangerine” there was Peter, who in 1969 helped make “Funeral Parade of Roses” both a party and a procession. Toshio Matsumoto’s subversive drama starts like a dream, a black-and-white vision of bodies entwined in momentary escape, before reality intervenes: Eddie (Peter, also known as Pita) and Gonda’s (Yoshio Tsuchiya) love affair is an illicit one, and at risk of being undone by the fact that Gonda is already spoken for. That’s the central conflict in “Funeral Parade of Roses,” but describing this transgressive take on “Oedipus Rex” purely in terms of plot would be as limiting as calling the King of Thebes slightly confused.
The title is a double entendre of sorts: “Rose” carries the same connotation in Japanese that “pansy” does in English, with Eddie getting pride of place as the brightest flower in Matsumoto’s bouquet. Some of the others are wilting, »
- Michael Nordine
As his medical transition to male progressed, Asa Sevelius, a Boston-area school principal, could no longer hide the truth from his students. On Wednesday, he made the decision to come out as transgender and be “my most authentic self.”
He announced the news in an email to the Heath School community, a public school serving grades K-8 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
“I work with almost 600 kids every single day and I need them to not exist in some weird, confusing place, but to really be able to be brought along in a way that is developmentally appropriate for them and »
- Julie Mazziotta
Vulture Watch How long with the ladies languish in Litchfield? Has the Orange Is the New Black TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Orange Is the New Black season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Orange Is the New Black stars Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva Adrienne C. Moore, Nick Sandow, Yael Stone, Jackie Cruz, Lea DeLaria, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Jessica Pimental. The recurring cast includes: Laverne Cox, Beth Fowler, Annie Golden, Laura Gómez, and Diane Guerrero. The series follows Piper »
Spoilers for season five of Orange Is the New Black! It's the question every Orange Is the New Black fan had on their minds after watching the season four finale: would Daya shoot Co Thomas Humphrey? Now that season five has premiered, we finally have our answer. The episode picks up exactly where it left off in season four, with Humphrey (Michael Torpey) on his knees in front of Daya (Dascha Polanco), who's holding the vindictive corrections officer at gunpoint with his own weapon. As the other prisoners circle them and try to convince Daya to pull the trigger - especially Maria Ruiz (Jessica Pimentel), who sees the moment as an opportunity for the prisoners to take over Litchfield - Humphrey begins to plead for his life. He starts telling Daya a story in Spanish about how he used to catch frogs as a kid and that he has two sisters ("He doing that thing, »
- Quinn Keaney
Warning! This article contains major spoilers from season four of Oitnb. Do not proceed if you haven't watched all episodes from last season.
The all-new season of Orange Is the New Black is finally here!
But before you start binge watching season five on Netflix (which you do on Friday, June 9!), Et's giving you a refresher on your favorite Litchfield Penitentiary inmates and where their stories stand ahead of the series' highly anticipated return.
Poussey's shocking death.
At the end of season four, Samira Wiley's fan-favorite character, Poussey Washington, was tragically killed by prison officer Baxter Bayley (Alan Aisenberg), mirroring the Black Lives Matter movement. The tragedy occurred after Baxter accidentally suffocated the inmate while trying to put an end to a riot that had broken out in the cafeteria. Upset and angry at how the guards leave Poussey face down on the floor for hours after her death, a riot ensues »
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)
This week’s question: Which TV series has the best Lgbtq representation?
Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall)
Lgbtq representation still has a long way to go on TV, but it’s better than at any other point in my lifetime, whether in shows specifically about those issues (“Transparent”) or simply featuring well-rounded characters who happen to be queer (Captain Holt on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”).
I could pick plenty of shows here as the one with the best representation, but the obvious choice to me (and not just because of when this question was timed to) is the one with the most representation: “Orange Is the New Black.”
One of the big problems with »
- Hanh Nguyen
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