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Seth Rogen. Blake Griffin. Kelly Ripa. Hillary Clinton. Over the past three seasons, Broad City has welcomed a truly impressive roster of guest stars into Abbi and Ilana's hilarious orbit, and the trailer for the highly-anticipated fourth season proves that they're not resting on their laurels just yet. The teaser promises visits from SNL legend Jane Curtin, Steve Buscemi, Wanda Sykes and Shania Twain, but perhaps the most exciting of all is the glimpse of Emmy-winning pop culture icon RuPaul. Ru's influence has been felt on the show since its debut—after all, how do you describe Ilana Wexler if not as "drag queen minus the drag"?—with RuPaul's Drag Race season four contestant Jiggly »
Andrew Garfield is setting the record straight after receiving quite a bit of backlash for his recent comments about being a "gay man" just "without the physical act." In case you missed it, the 33-year-old actor plays the lead role in Tony Kushner's play Angels in America during which the character (Prior Walter) struggles between his Jewish faith and homosexuality. He joined a discussion panel earlier this month and explained how he prepared for the role by watching episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race. "Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru," Andrew revealed. "I mean every single series of RuPaul's Drag Race. I mean every »
Andrew Garfield has nothing but respect for the Lgbtq community.
The 33-year-old actor is clarifying comments he made earlier this month during a Q&A panel for a London production of Angels in America he's starring in, which generated some backlash. Garfield opened up about how he prepared for his role as Prior Walter, a gay man, and said that he was watching plenty of RuPaul's Drag Race.
"I am a gay man right now, pretty much, just without the physical act -- that's all," he said.
The comment didn't go over too well on the internet, with some accusing Garfield of over simplifying what it means to be gay.
"That's of course not what I meant at all," Garfield tells Newsbeat in a new interview. "That discussion was about this play and how deeply grateful I am that I »
The 69th Emmy nominations have been announced! HBO need not worry that Game of Thrones wasn't eligible this year, as they landed the most nominated drama anyway with Westworld. The early-in-the-season genre hit tied Saturday Night Live for 22 nominations each, followed by Stranger Things and Feud tying for second place at 18 each.
Most of the nominations follow Emmy's expected players despite the openings left by departed perennials like Thrones, though this year isn't without surprises or fresh faces. The major breakthroughs this year were Hulu (finally in the major races thanks to the success of The Handmaid's Tale) and our beloved RuPaul's Drag Race (scoring 7 nominations, plus one for Untucked).
The team will be sharing their favorite nominations and frustrations on what missed the cut later today, but our dream ballot should give you a hint of our thoughts. Here are the nominees in the top categories: »
- Chris Feil
Andrew Garfield is facing some major backlash following comments he made on Monday, in which he said, "I am a gay man right now, pretty much, just without the physical act."
The 33-year-old actor, who is currently starring as Prior Walter in a London production of Angels in America, opened up about how he prepared for his role as a gay man during a Q&A panel and the issues he faced when taking on the role.
"One of my main concerns, which I feel every day when I do this play, is that, as far as I know, I am not a gay man," the actor said. "Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well. I adore it »
Andrew Garfield is in hot water this week after making some rather interesting comments about his sexuality. The actor is currently starring in a new revival of Angels in America, which has been timed perfectly with the play's 25th anniversary. It's not hard to see why the show is already garnering great reviews; in addition to Andrew, the star-studded cast also features openly gay actors Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey. But with such an emotionally charged and historic show comes a rightfully skeptical conversation: is it Ok for Andrew Garfield to portray a gay man? The topic is admittedly a minefield; Hollywood has a history of casting straight actors in homosexual roles and, even more worryingly, casting cisgender actors in transgender roles. Whether or not you feel Ok about Andrew playing a gay character, it's the way he discusses it that might be a bit problematic. The question recently came »
- Ryan Roschke
Andrew Garfield has found himself in hot water with the Lgbtq community after saying, “I am a gay man right now, just without the physical act” — and revealing that he prepared for his new role as a gay man by watching RuPaul’s Drag Race with friends.
The 33-year-0ld actor is currently staring in the critically acclaimed London revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, in which he plays Prior Walter — a gay man battling the reality of AIDS during the height of the 1980s crisis that killed hundreds of thousands in the gay community.
During a Nt Platform discussion on Monday, the Amazing Spider-Man alum talked about how he prepared for the role — admitting at first that his “big concern” was “what right did I have to play this wonderful gay role” as a man who currently identifies as straight.
“As far as I know, I am not a gay man,” Garfield, who formerly had a high-profile relationship with Emma Stone, began, the Gay Times reported. “Maybe I’ll have an awakening later in my life, which I’m sure will be wonderful and I’ll get to explore that part of the garden, but right now I’m secluded to my area, which is wonderful as well. I adore it.” »
- Dave Quinn
Andrew Garfield is making headlines for his latest comments regarding same-sex relationships. While supporting his part in Tony Kushner's play Angels in America, the actor found himself discussing his character who struggles between his Jewish faith and homosexuality. During the panel discussion, Andrew revealed that he prepared for the role by watching episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race. "Every Sunday I would have eight friends over and we would just watch Ru," Andrew explained via Out. "I mean every single series of RuPaul's Drag Race. I mean every series. This is my life outside of this play. I am a gay man right now just without the physical act—that's »
[[tmz:video id="0_1fqpejdq"]] Bob the Drag Queen is calling out LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen -- insisting their show, "Lip Sync Battle," copied "RuPaul's Drag Race," and not the other way around. Bob, who won season 8 of 'Drag Race,' ... wants to shut up the haters who claim the recent season 9 finale ripped off the 'Lsb' format. Bob says his show's always featured a sudden death lip sync battle between the show's lowest scoring drag queens. Not to mention, »
- TMZ Staff
Chris here. The ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race came to a close last night with the series's most dramatic conclusion ever. At last week's reunion, Mama Ru teased that a sudden death lipsync battle would crown America's Next Drag Superstar from our beloved top four. This curveball was another shakeup from the show's formula, and feels like how the winner should have been chosen all along. While past seasons' crownings have been dull slogs to awarding an obvious winner, this kept the competition alive until the very second - and gave us two all-time great lipsync performances from the ultimate champion.
Trinity Taylor was the randomly selected first queen and chose Peppermint as her opponent, pitting a potential frontrunner against underdog lipsync assassin. But that meant leaving besties Sasha Velour and Shea Couleé to duke it out »
- Chris Feil
• Guardian Great interview with Holly Hunter about The Big Sick and her career. (People are already mentioning "Oscar nom!" in regards to her supporting work as Zoe Kazan's mother in the romantic comedy)
• Pajiba on what the new Defenders posters might remind you of
• Screen Crush picks the 25 best Lgbt films of the past 25 years. Happy to see Pariah and Bound mixed in with the usual titles like Brokeback Mountain and such. And the past few years have been so good for Lgbt cinema. I mean: Carol, The Handmaiden, Moonlight, Tangerine. #Blessed
• Esquire Fun article by Tyler Coates on how he finally learned to love RuPaul's Drag Race which he had avoided for years and even bad-mouthed in print
• Theater Mania you don't see this often but there's an actual age restriction on the Broadway adaptation of George Orwell's "1984". No one under 13 will be admitted due to its intensity. The show stars Tom Sturridge, Reed Birney, Olivia Wilde, and Tfe fav Cara Seymour (who previously did that lovely guest spot for us). I'm seeing it soon so will report back.
• IndieWire has issues with the "orientalism" of the new Twin Peaks. Add this to the onling Sofia Coppola controversy and... well... People I don't know what to do with all the outrage anymore at everything. There's got to be a line where, as an adult, you're just okay with what you're seeing and discarding the parts that irk you, or filing them under "I don't know about that but whatever" if they're not harmfully intended. Artists will always have their own peculiar obsessions and they'll always draw from a wide variety of influences (at least the good ones will) to craft their own stories and nobody really owns history; pop culture and the arts are giant beautiful melting pots of ideas and aesthetics from all over the world. Oh and also the Laura Dern hairstyle is not proprietarily Asian as the article seems to imply. I know this because I was obsessed with silent film star Louise Brooks as a teenager (Pandora's Box & Diary of a Lost Girl 4ever!). It was originally called the 'Castle Bob,' because Irene Castle (a famous NY dancer) debuted the then-shocking look in 1915. It was a very controversial look but became a sensation in the 1920s with flappers and silent film stars. Hollywood's first popular Asian American actress Anna May Wong, who the article references as an influence on Dern's look, actually had to get her hair cut like that because it was so popular.
Hilarious Reads and I Personally Needed the Laughs. You?
• The New Yorker "Tennessee Williams with Air Conditioning"... *fans self* I was cackling so loud by the end of this. Best article in forever.
• McSweeneys "11 Ways That I, a White Man, Am Not Privileged" Oops. Hee!
• Buzzfeed "25 Gay Pride signs that will make you laugh harder than you should" - so many of these are so wonderful I just want to hug all gay people for being funny and able to spell
• McSweeneys "An Oral History of Quentin Tarantino as Told to Me By Men I've Dated"
What places are delivering right now? So, in the early ’90s, right around when Pulp Fiction came out, Quentin Tarantino and Mira Sorvino were dating. I always thought Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion was a dumb chick flick, but I caught part of it on cable the other day and there was an ad for Red Apple cigarettes in the background of one of the shots! Do you know about Red Apple cigarettes? »
- NATHANIEL R
Chris here, with a quick RuPaul's Drag Race check-in! By now I'm sure you've seen our Mama Ru is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly! If you wanted some bonafide proof that the cult show is now firmly in the mainstream, look no further. And don't forget that this season was actually still produced by Logo before the move to VH1 - expect season ten and the inevitable All Stars 3 to be huge.
This was was the reunion before next week's finale crowning, and each of the queens were in peak gorgeousness. But honey did this rehash make up for every single complaint that contestants about a lack of shade over the entire season. While most Drag Race reunions have been forgettable in later seasons (remember the unfiltered days of Tammie Brown daring to shade Ru herself?), this one ended with a bang.
- Chris Feil
Although the Coen Brothers jump to a new genre with each new film, their approach to filmmaking and story is so distinct it’s nearly become a genre in itself. And what’s most remarkable about Noah Hawley’s limited series ‘Fargo’ on FX isn’t that it’s a clever homage to the filmmaking duo (which it is), or that the show has become its own story universe (it’s that, too).
However, its biggest achievement may be that the show’s visual presentation and cinematic style remains at such a high level of quality and consistency, despite having different directors. Even showrunner Hawley – the show’s principal writer and a creator of FX’s “Legion” – isn’t a consistent presence on set.
Read More: ‘Documentary Now!’: The Secrets to Recreating Film History the Right Way
“For ‘Fargo’ we have these visual rules that keep it in the Coen world, »
- Chris O'Falt
Not only do they both share the same birthday: March 14, but Flynn had previously written a song titled ‘Einstein’s Idea,” which he performed with his band. Talk about synchronicity – a word that Flynn actually uses to describe the cosmic connection and harmony he felt with his subject.
“Despite not knowing anything about him, I’ve had this mystical impression of Einstein,” Flynn said. We know him as a scientist, but somehow I caught this idea that he was like a wise man in the tradition of mystical cosmic sages.
“The thing that marks him out in terms of his theories, »
- Hanh Nguyen
Focus Features has been distributing movies for the last 15 years, and indie cinema has been all the better for it.
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- Zack Sharf
by Chris Feil
We're almost to the finish line! This week, RuPaul's Drag Race brought the feels for an emotional runway but also at the thought of eliminating one of these queens. I don't know about you, dear readers, but I feel more affection to each of these four than any final four (maybe) ever. Everybody say "Love"!
Taking a clear lead from All Stars popular final rap single challenge, the queens all have to write their own verse to a remix of RuPaul's "Category Is". Between rehearsal, the girls each guested on Ru and Michelle's podcast "What's the T?" and all its ad-friendly earnestness - all that Squatty Potty and Ru didn't take a minute to talk about Squarespace? Quelle surprise!
But the real story to this final competitive episode was to spend some real quality time with each of the queens before the crowning finale - it »
- Chris Feil
Andrew Garfield knows how to 'Werq' it!
The Amazing Spider-Man star attended the Werq the World Tour at the Troxy in London on Tuesday, and gave the audience a major surprise when he hopped on stage at the drag queen revue, completely stealing the show.
Rocking a curly brunette wig, the 33-year-old actor lip synched and danced to a cover of the late Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman." The Los Angeles native didn't hold anything back, strutting his stuff across the stage and at one point pulling off a back flip.
An eyewitness tells Et that the drag show featured a selection of queens from Rupaul's Drag Race and a game called "Wig in a Box," where Garfield and three other members from the audience were asked to come on stage to compete against each other. They were each given a wig to represent an iconic »
MTV mixed up their annual awards show by including categories for the small screen, which made us just about twice as excited for the MTV Movie and TV Awards. After a rainy red carpet in Los Angeles, the show kicked off. Emma Watson took home the first award of the night, giving a speech about the importance of MTV's new categories, which are no longer defined by gender. Take a look at all the winners below! Movie Of The Year Beauty and the Beast Best Actor In A Movie Emma Watson, Beauty and the Beast Show Of The Year Stranger Things Best Actor In A Show Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things Best Kiss Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, Moonlight Best Hero Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures Best Villain Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead Best Host Trevor Noah, The Daily Show Best Comedic Performance Lil Rel Howery, Get Out Tearjerker This Is Us, »
- Maggie Pehanick
You better work, Judge Judy!
"You have to go off your own rhythm, your own frequency and that's what you dress to," he said. "You can't just put something that looks good on a runway model on your body. It has to work for you. ... It's all about the attitude. If I can't sell it, if I can't feel it, it's meaningless »
The Muse another movie that believes shark lives are worth less than dumb humans endangering themselves
Coming Soon The Glass Castle sets a release date for August. Yay. We love a counterprogrammed adult drama in the summer
Film School Rejects on the proliferation of streaming services. A bursting bubble?
EW First images of Naomi Watts in the Netflix series Gypsy
Film School Rejects on highlights from the Godfather 45th anniversary reunion -the original cast showed up!
- NATHANIEL R
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