14 items from 2017
Tegan and Sara are just as disappointed as we are that Hillary Clinton is not the President, but in some ways, the Donald Trump administration is actually aiding their fight for economic justice, health and representation of Lgbtq women. Here's how. »
- Gabriella Ginsberg
Tegan and Sara are more than a band (though they're great at doing that, too.) We caught up with them at the Village Voice Pride Awards on June 21 in NYC to talk standing up for the Lgbtq community, their summer tour and why you won't be seeing Sara's cats on stage anytime soon. »
- Gabriella Ginsberg
For Pride Month, Billboard got a whole host of celebrities to write open love letters to the Lgbtq community. The letters range from allies, to members of community – including Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Tegan and Sara, Christina Aguilera, Sia, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, and many, many more. Selena Gomez wrote in her letter, “I remember […] »
- Corey Atad
Following last month’s announcement that “Moonlight” had won the award for Outstanding Film — Wide Release and “Other People” was taking home the prize for Outstanding Film — Limited Release, the 28th GLAAD Media Awards took place in New York last night. “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” was named Outstanding Documentary at the ceremony, which honors positive and accurate portrayals of the Lgbtq community.
“The Same Difference”
“The Trans List”
Outstanding Reality Program:
Outstanding Music Artist:
Against Me!, “Shape Shift With Me”
Blood Orange, “Freetown Sound”
Tyler Glenn, »
- Michael Nordine
Since filming began all the way back in 2011, it’s been a revolving door of speculation as to what actors and musical acts will make the cut of Terrence Malick‘s Song to Song. As we’re less than 10 days away from the film hitting theaters, we’re now getting a clearer picture.
Along with Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, and Cate Blanchett, we confirmed last month that Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten, Patti Smith, Lykke Li, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Big Freedia, Diplo, Alan Palomo of Neon Indian, Spank Rock, Dana Falconberry, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, and The Black Lips will all be featured in the film.
Now, Pitchfork — along with premiering a featurette — have more details. Along with the aforementioned acts all appearing in some capacity in the film, Tegan and Sara and Florence Welch will also be seen. Lykke Li has a bigger role than expected, »
- Jordan Raup
Comedy Central wants to move stand-up comedy out of the clubs and into the realm occupied by massive outdoor events like Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza.
The Viacom-owned cable network plans to launch the “Colossal Clusterfest,” a three-day event that will feature comedy showcases, music, podcast recordings and collaborations by the artists attending, all held at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from Friday, June 2 to Sunday June 4. Comedy Central plans to air a 90-minute live special from teh event on June 4.
Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Bill Burr will headline the event, which will also feature Sarah Silverman, Ice Cube, Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Davidson, Fred Armisen, Natasha Leggero, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer from the Comedy Central series “Broad City,” Bob Odenkirk, Vince Staples, Chris Hardwick, Reggie Watts, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Princess featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum.
“We have been looking at the festival space »
- Brian Steinberg
After President Donald Trump withdrew guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender rights on Wednesday, celebrities took to social media to sound off against the motion.
The protection, set by former President Barack Obama in May 2016, allowed students to choose which bathroom and locker room to use based on their gender identity. Gender identity, Obama’s administration said, is a civil rights and equality issue.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a press briefing Tuesday that Trump believes the issue should be left to the states to decide.
“I think that all you have to do »
- Stephanie Petit
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
Actors, music artists, comedians, authors, and other celebrities are speaking out on social media about their opposition to the Trump administration’s decision to revoke federal protections for transgender students that allowed them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.
In the wake of the announcement Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay.”
Read more responses below.
Just seeing the news about removing laws protecting trans people. This isn’t about politics. It’s about human rights, and it’s not okay. »
- Oliver Gettell
While music producers are responsible for the biggest songs that top the Billboard charts, play ad nauseum on the radio and are most streamed, they often fly under the radar for their behind-the-scenes hitmaking prowess.
But each year, the Recording Academy recognizes — and rewards one of — the mainstream maestros with the Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) trophy at the Grammy Awards. Up for this year’s prize: Benny Blanco, Greg Krustin, Max Martin, Nineteen85 and Ricky Reed.
Below are this year’s nominees and the ubiquitous tracks and albums they contributed to in the past year that scored them their nods. »
- Jeff Nelson
Tegan and Sara are using their status as 2017 Juno nominees to bring up an important issue. The openly gay twin indie-pop duo published a short essay on their official website addressing the lack of gender diversity represented at this year’s Juno awards. Tegan and Sara first thanked the Junos for the sisters’ three nominations: […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
We’re dangerously close to the release of “The Lego Batman Movie,” the spin-off of 2014’s “The Lego Movie” and the second installment in the planned “Lego” cinematic universe, and no matter the medium in which its world, a Batman movie simply can’t exist without a cool theme song to go along with it.
The last time we saw the Lego rendering of Batman (Will Arnett), he was a hilariously pompous, brooding, and gravelly-voiced blowhard, so it makes sense that his film’s title theme is appropriately self-congratulating. With his track “Who’s The (Bat)Man,” Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump takes on singing duties.
With screeching guitar solos, screamo-inspired vocals, and callbacks to the original Batman theme, the song is one humblebrag after the next, and very much fits with the Dark Knight’s sensibilities. »
- Allison Picurro
The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards revealed this year's 156 nominees, and lots of familiar faces are being recognized.
GLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) media advocacy organization, will be holding two award ceremonies in 2017. The first will be in Los Angeles, California, on April 1, while the second ceremony will take place in New York City on May 6.
Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees -- La La Land Leads With 14 Nominations
Outstanding Film - Wide Release
Outstanding Film - Limited Release
Naz & Maalik
Outstanding Comedy Series
Take My Wife
Outstanding Drama Series
The Gorburger Show is making its TV debut. This week, Comedy Central announced they've ordered the digital talk show as a linear TV series.From Tj Miller, the alternative talk show originated as a digital short on Funny or Die. In the series, Miller will voice Gorburger, a giant blue monster "who, after invading a Japanese television variety show and enslaving its staff, broadcasts from Japan and interviews guests in an attempt to understand what it means to be human." Previous guests have included Jack Black, Carson Daly, Henry Rollins, Flea, Wayne Coyne, Eagles of Death Metal, Grouplove, and Tegan and Sara.Read More… »
Gem Wheeler Jan 12, 2017
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping was – yep, it’s time to call it - the funniest film of 2016. For those who blinked a little too long and didn’t catch it on its brief appearance in UK cinemas, the DVD release is your chance to find out what you’ve missed: a hilarious parody of current pop music’s excesses that blends acerbic criticism of predatory gossip shows and social media mobs with a sweet story of three feuding rappers struggling to mend their friendship. The fact that this touching tale also features Seal fending off a pack of wolves, Justin Timberlake dressed as a fish, and a bagpiper playing a lament at a beloved pet turtle’s Viking-inspired funeral comes as no surprise »
14 items from 2017
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