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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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#LoveWins! Ryan Murphy's Thoughts on What the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means, and How TV Helped Pave the Way

26 June 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Just when we thought we were done crying. Today, after the historic Supreme Court ruling in which bans on same-sex marriages were ruled unconstitutional, we couldn't help but think of Ryan Murphy, the creative force behind such Lgbt landmark TV moments as Glee, The Normal Heart and The New Normal, and how pop culture truly can bring about more acceptance and tolerance. Because confession: We are diehard TV fans and the idea that TV can help to affect positive change is…just one reason to love it all the more. And feel Good about it. Glee fans know so well that Kurt Hummel's (Chris Colfer) coming out story was life-changing for so many youths, who finally saw a representation of their own struggles and »

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‘Empire,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ & ‘Insurgent’ Among 2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

10 June 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7″ lead the 2015 Teen Choice Awards nominees with five noms each. “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” are also making a big splash with four nominations at this year’s awards show.

The first wave of nominees were released this week, thanks to more than 500,000 fans heading to Twitter to unlock the nominations. Continued voting for more categories is now open on TeenChoice.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with fans able to vote once each day per category on the website, or by posting to social media with a category-specific hashtag (see below) with their nominees’ names until June 26.

Additional nominees, plus the host, performers and presenters, will be announced later.

The Teen Choice Awards, which celebrates pop culture icons in TV, film, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the Web, airs live at 8 p.m. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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TV Comedies Welcome Fresh Voices, New Perspectives In Diversity Boom

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

There was a lot of talk about diversity on television last season and much enthusiasm about what hit shows featuring characters of various races, sexual orientations and gender identities mean for the future of the business.

But somewhat lost among the cheerleading was a more basic truth: The shows were damn good.

Several newcomers to this year’s comedy Emmy race in particular have ushered in a refreshing spectrum of new faces and perspectives not typically heard from on the smallscreen.

“We could have done ‘My boss is coming over and the roast is burned!’ comedy, which is still a very valid form,” notes “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, whose ABC comedy stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross as a financially successful African-American couple raising their children in an affluent neighborhood. “But we chose to do things about spanking and about gay siblings. I think America was ready for that »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Chris Colfer’s Tiny Swimsuit Says Summer Has Arrived

8 June 2015 2:18 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Remember when Chris Colfer was adorable and sweet, back in the first season of Glee? Well, he definitely Neville Longbottomed big time, as you can see in this short video of him playing in the pool with Cooper, complete with a tight small swimsuit and a rock-n-roll soundtrack. Invite us over for a pool party,... Read more »

The post Chris Colfer’s Tiny Swimsuit Says Summer Has Arrived appeared first on thebacklot.com. »

- Ed Kennedy

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Review: Glee The Complete Season Six

27 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Glee lost me when it veered further and further away from its core concepts and refused to take its eyes off their initial stars and their forays into a magical version of New York City. I avoided the final season and from the recaps, it appears to have gone into gonzo land with little effort to ground the show in any sense of reality. As a result, I knew I wasn’t the one to fairly review the final season so I turned to a true Gleek, one of my Creative Writing students, and here’s what she had to say.

By Rachel Watson

Glee has many meanings and definitions that the thought of losing the series or saying goodbye is almost impossible. But all good things must come to an end and knowing Glee, it will end in a big musical number that we will remember.

The sixth, truncated »

- Robert Greenberger

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Critics’ Choice Television Awards Announces Most Exciting New Series And Presenters

26 May 2015 7:12 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Critics’ Choice Television Awards are only a few days away, and while the winners of the awards might be something people are looking for, I know that what people are really interested in right now is what’s coming next.

Today, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (that’s me) announced their picks for the Most Exciting New Series, and also revealed the presenters for the show. I can tell you, three of these were my picks, and they are all shows that you want to make sure you catch.

Check all the info on the show, and the series, below.

 

 

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Critics’ Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series Honorees And Presenters American Crime Story, Aquarius, Blindspot, Minority Report, The Muppets, Scream Queens, Supergirl And Unreal Earn Early Critical Praise

Anna Faris, Johnny Galecki, Allison Janney, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Bill Paxton, Tracee Ellis Ross »

- Marc Eastman

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News Nuggets: What are the 8 Most Exciting New Series at the Critics' Choice TV Awards?'

26 May 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Critics' Choice TV Awards will honor eight programs in their Most Exciting New Series category this weekend. Their selections are "American Crime Story" (FX), "Aquarius" (NBC), "Blindspot" (NBC), "Minority Report" (Fox), "The Muppets" (ABC), "Scream Queens" (Fox), "Supergirl" (CBS), and "UnREAL (Lifetime). All were chosen by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association based on pilots, early episodes, and trailers from the large number of shows debuting this summer or fall. Deadline -Break- The Critics' Choice TV Awards producers also announce several of their presenters for Sunday's show airing live on A&E. They include current nominees Johnny Galecki, Allison Janney, Bob Odenkirk, and Sarah Paulson. Others are Shiri Appleby, Scott Bakula, Chris Colfer, Terry Crews, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anna Faris, Max Greenfield, Angie Harmon, Josh Holloway, Gillian Jacobs, Jake Johnson, Michae..."' »

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How Glee Ranks Amongst the Best and Worst TV Finales of All Time

23 March 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Did Glee go out on a high note? That was the question we wanted you to answer...you know, once you were done crying your eyes out over Glee coming to an end after six years on Friday night, with a two-hour nostalgia and returning guest star-filled swan song. We asked you to weigh in on whether or not you loved Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and the rest of the Gleek's final performance, and now, we have the results, and an updated ranking of the Best and Worst TV Finales of All Time! So did Glee end up near the top of our list, along with series such as Breaking Bad and Friends? Or did Lost, Seinfeld and Himym have to make some room for another on the other side of the »

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Glee

23 March 2015 12:34 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Fox

Episodes: 121 (hour)

Seasons: Six

TV show dates: May 19, 2009 -- March 21, 2015

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, Ben Bledsoe, Patrick Gallagher, Iqbal Theba, Aaron Hendry, Josh Sussman, Jennifer Aspen, Ken Choi, Dijon Talton, Harry Shum Jr. Kent Avenido, Earlene Davis, David Pearl, and Norma Jean Riddick.

TV show description:

The Glee Club at McKinley High School used to be at the top of the show choir world but, after a series of scandals, it's now become an unpopular haven for social outcasts. Optimistic teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) pleads with the principal to let him take over teaching the group, to try to return the club to its »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Glee Series Finale: Here's Where You Can Find Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and the Rest of the Cast Next

22 March 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Wipe those tears! Glee may have aired its two-hour series finale on Friday, Mar. 20, but luckily, that won't be the last time fans catch up with their favorite Directioners. Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and more of the cast have already lined up new gigs post-McKinley High. Take a look at where you can find some of the stars next! Lea MicheleThe actress is currently filming Glee creator Ryan Murphy's new series Scream Queens in New Orleans. The horror comedy is about a college campus that gets rocked [...] »

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Glee Series Finale: The Best Cameos and Callbacks

20 March 2015 11:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "qaqVwlkTENc"] Many faces have passed through the halls of William McKinley High School. On Glee's series finale Friday, an impressive number of the show's alums - not to mention some of its more memorable fashion fads and cultural touchstones - appeared in Lima for one last song and dance. Here are a few of the highlights from the welcome returns, quirky character traits and celebrity cameos from Glee's two-hour finale.Everyone in the "I Lived" numberMike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.)! Sugar Motta (Vanessa Lengies)! All those Glee Project kids! The series-closing musical number had nearly everybody - old, new and in between. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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‘Glee’ Regains Its Voice In Touching Series Finale (Spoilers)

20 March 2015 11:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Let’s face it, “Glee” has been running on fumes for several seasons, making its two-hour finale more a subject of curiosity than the emotional event it would have been except for the hardiest “Gleeks.” Nor did this season’s buildup inspire much confidence, including such out-there moments as Sue Sylvester’s “Saw” homage and the combination of the McKinley High glee bunch with the rival Warblers, creating a giant if colorless super-team. Still, the big finish was everything it should have been, a sweet remembrance of what initially made the show take off. For a night, anyway, the series regained its voice.

Much of that can be attributed to the first hour (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched), which flashed back to the formation of the Glee club in 2009, recalling such elements as Kurt (Chris Colfer) struggling to come out to his dad and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) still faking a stutter. »

- Brian Lowry

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'Glee' Series Finale: Find Out What Your Favorite Characters Are Up to Five Years Later!

20 March 2015 8:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Glee took its final bow.

After six years of uplifting songs, tear-jerking moments, and unforgettable characters, the groundbreaking Fox musical aired their special two-hour series finale on Friday. After taking viewers on a ride back to the untold storylines of Glee's pilot, the dramedy also fast-forwarded five years into the future to show us where some of our favorite Wmhs alumni ended up.

To find out what happened to Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison), and more of Glee's most memorable characters in the series finale, read on…

News: Find Out What the Cast of Glee Stole From Set!

Rachel: When we caught up with our star five years later, she had already graduated from Nyada, married Jesse St. James and was more than eight months pregnant as the surrogate mother for Kurt and Blaine. (Just like her mother was!) To make matters even more heartwarming, Rachel was nominated »

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'Glee': Where Can You See the Cast Members Next?

20 March 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

As viewers, we've seen Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and the rest of the Glee cast on our TV screens for the past six years. But now that the series has come to an end, what projects do these actors and actresses have lined up next? Let's take a look at what fans can expect from them coming soon over the next year and beyond. This list is mostly limited to the core cast, along with a few others. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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‘Glee’ May Suck Now, But It Changed the Goddamn World

20 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

We know it’s hard to believe, but the last episode of Glee ~*eVeR*~ airs tonight. The New Directions have given us an incredible six years of singing, dancing, and awkward teen sexual tension, but it’s time for them to leave the show choir room for good. Admittedly, the most recent seasons of Glee haven’t been that great (this season especially, with its self-referencing jokes and out-of-control fat-shaming). However, we can’t let Ryan Murphy’s inability to craft a third act stop us from honoring Glee. When it was good, it was really fucking good. And, more importantly, it changed culture forever.

From putting gay teens on primetime to introducing us to living Ken doll/actual sex god Darren CrissGlee wasn’t afraid to go where television had never been before. It broke racial, sexual, and gender boundaries — not to mention it brought the musical back in a big way. »

- Christopher Rosa

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Chris Colfer Was 'Terrified': Here's A Deep Dive Into the Making of the 'Glee' Pilot

20 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch Lady Gaga Reveals Next 'American Horror Story' Season -- 'Hotel' In honor of the show's final farewell, Out.com has been steadily releasing an extensive, four-part oral history on "Glee"'s pilot this week. While the show concludes its final season tonight, the oral history provides a fitting and detailed look back on how it all began. Creator Ryan Murphy and stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer make appearances throughout, as do the rest of the cast members and a variety of people behind the camera that brought the show to life. The piece is organized into four parts: Casting Call, Rehearsal, On Set and The Premiere.  The history as a whole is worth your time, but Colfer revealing his trepidations over Kurt Hummel's reception is especially noteworthy:  "It wasn’t until the day I moved to L.A. that I got the first script and saw who Kurt was. »

- David Ballard

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Chris Colfer Was 'Terrified': Here's A Deep Dive Into the Making of the 'Glee' Pilot

20 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Watch Lady Gaga Reveals Next 'American Horror Story' Season -- 'Hotel' In honor of the show's final farewell, Out.com has been steadily releasing an extensive, four-part oral history on "Glee"'s pilot this week. While the show concludes its final season tonight, the oral history provides a fitting and detailed look back on how it all began. Creator Ryan Murphy and stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer make appearances throughout, as do the rest of the cast members and a variety of people behind the camera that brought the show to life. The piece is organized into four parts: Casting Call, Rehearsal, On Set and The Premiere.  The history as a whole is worth your time, but Colfer revealing his trepidations over Kurt Hummel's reception is especially noteworthy:  "It wasn’t until the day I moved to L.A. that I got the first script and saw who Kurt was. »

- David Ballard

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The Forgotten Characters of ‘Glee’ Season 3

20 March 2015 6:19 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tonight we will be saying good-bye to the New Directions and the rest of the students of McKinley High School. Glee has made us laugh and cry for six seasons, but it had to end sometime. Over the years, we have met many different characters. Some of them are very memorable like Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry, who has been the centerpiece of Glee since it began airing back in 2009. Other cast members who have been around all six seasons include Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel, Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, and Matthew Morrison as Will Schuster. Each season of Glee has also featured some less memorable characters. Over the last couple of weeks, we at TVOvermind have taken a look back at those lesser known characters. Last week, we discussed Season 2. If you have not yet checked out the article yet, it can be viewed by clicking here. This week, »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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