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Maleficent has found its prince in Aussie Brendon Thwaites. But can the young Home and Away star hold his own against an evil queen played by Angeline Jolie?

Director James Burrows, who executive produced Will & Grace for the entire run, has joined with David Kohan and Max Mutchnick again for Partners. Burrows directed the pilot, and will stay on with the series. He's considered the premiere director for multicamera comedy.

The California senate has passed the bill outlawing reparative therapy for underage people. If it makes it through the house and the governor signs it, California will become the first state to outlaw sexual orientation change therapy for minors.

Slate proposes that comic books are the perfect place for same-sex characters and romance, since most superheroes lead double lives to begin with, and this provides a natural jumping off place for gay characters.

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