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Larry Kramer Talks Gay Marriage and 'Normal Heart' Sequel, Says Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy "Were Both Gay"

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Few people have had more impact on the modern gay rights movement than Larry Kramer, the combustible Oscar-nominated screenwriter, author and activist who's played a supporting role in every gay milestone of the past 30 years. So when news of the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage decision broke last Friday, it seemed only natural to give him a call. Kramer, who celebrated his 80th birthday a day before the ruling, is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. He recently finished writing a screenplay that's a sequel to The Normal Heart, his transformative AIDS-era play that was adapted into a

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- Maer Roshan

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TV Review: ‘Larry Kramer In Love & Anger’

16 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The timing couldn’t be better for HBO’s premiere of the documentary “Larry Kramer In Love & Anger.” Although it bowed at Sundance earlier this year, the commercial debut now follows the landmark Scotus decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. It’s a turn of events that tireless gay rights activist Kramer could only have dreamt of, and adds an extra layer of poignancy to a rather straightforward, if frequently stirring, doc.

In looking back at Kramer’s life and legacy, with a particular focus on his work raising awareness for AIDS victims and the need for research during the ’80s, “Love & Anger” covers much of the same ground already dramatized in Kramer’s autobiographical play “The Normal Heart,” which memorably reached screens on the cabler just a little over a year ago.

That gives the directorial debut of Kramer pal Jean Carlomusto a feeling of “been there, heard that” for »

- Geoff Berkshire

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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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William Friedkin to Direct the 'To Live and Die in L.A.' TV Show

26 June 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Last year I did a big, hour-long sitdown interview with the one and only William Friedkin. And even though we talked about a ton of things, I got one distinct impression from him: he loves the current state of longform TV. We started the interview with him asking me if I'd watched the Fargo series yet, and he kept bringing it and made-for-tv movies like The Normal Heart up as examples of great storytelling in this day and age. Friedkin even told us that TV show versions of at least two of his movies were in the works. The first was Killer Joe, about a Dallas detective who is a hired killer on the side, and the second was To Live and Die in L.A., about reckless Secret Service agents. At the time he told us that if he liked the pilot for the latter project, he may actually direct. »

- Peter Hall

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Jonathan Groff on Same-Sex Marriage: Activists Are the Real Heroes

26 June 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jonathan Groff has appeared in plenty of projects onscreen and onstage — “Looking,” “The Normal Heart,” “A New Brain” — that may well have helped pave the way for the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. But in reacting to the news of the ruling, Groff’s thoughts went to the years of activism that led to this moment.

“I didn’t expect to be as genuinely emotional and excited about being an American as I am today,” he said. “I just feel so grateful to all of the activists. I’m benefiting from the decades of turmoil and frustration and work that has been done on my behalf. Now it’s official, and it’s mind-blowing to me.”

With the finale of “Looking” still being written (as a movie that wraps up the HBO series in which Groff starred), the actor feels sure the Supreme Court decision will make its way into the script. »

- Gordon Cox

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Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer Back for ‘More Dancing, More Comedy, More Fun’ at ‘Magic Mike Xxl’ Premiere

26 June 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Three years after Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello reduced even the most discriminating filmgoers to quivering lumps of hormones in Warner Bros.’ hit “Magic Mike,” the Kings of Tampa are back on the bigscreen in “Magic Mike Xxl,” buffed and bronzed and gunning to perform their striptease swansong in the adult entertainment mecca of Myrtle Beach.

Thursday night’s premiere, held at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theatre, was a predictable mix of ogling fans – male and female – and comely celebrities, featuring a dizzying array, even by Hollywood standards, of eye candy on the red carpet, including Tatum, Bomer and Manganiello, all back to reprise their roles.

A gaggle of male strippers warmed up the press line, gyrating to thumping dance-club music that reverberated throughout Hollywood Boulevard, a routine rife with bare-midriffs, acrobatics and twerking galore. (The strippers continued their act at the premiere’s outdoor after-party, dancing with tipsy guests. »

- Malina Saval

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Laurie Metcalf to Play Annie Wilkes in Broadway Version of Stephen King’s Misery

23 June 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it was announced in March that Stephen King's classic horror novel Misery was getting the Broadway treatment, Elizabeth Marvel was intended to play the juicy role of number-one fan and number-one torturous motivator Annie Wilkes on stage. Due to House of Cards commitments, however, Marvel has left the project and Laurie Metcalf has joined it in her place.

Variety reports that Laurie Metcalf will play Annie Wilkes in the Misery Broadway play. Widely known for her stellar turn as Jackie Harris on Roseanne in addition to a plethora of other TV and film credits, Metcalf is perhaps best known to horror fans for her intense, unflinching portrayal as Mrs. Loomis in Scream 2.

As Wilkes, Metcalf will inflict pain on author Paul Sheldon, played by Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut. Metcalf is no stranger to the stage, having performed both off Broadway in Domesticated and on Broadway in The Other Place. »

- Derek Anderson

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Jason Blum: 'The Visit' may restore your faith in M. Night Shyamalan

19 June 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In case you missed "The Lazarus Effect" in theaters, the "Flatliners"-esque horror film is out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. With a budget of only $3.3 million and a worldwide gross of over $36 million, the film is another low-budget success for super-producer Jason Blum, whose wildly-profitable Blumhouse Productions kicked off a new wave of "microbudget" horror beginning with the blockbuster 2007 found footage film "Paranormal Activity." Not only that, but he made impressive inroads beyond "genre" filmmaking with last year's Oscar-winning "Whiplash" (which netted Blum his first Academy Award nomination) and the HBO telefilm "The Normal Heart," which won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. As "The Lazarus Effect" hits stores and VOD services, I hopped on the phone with Blum for a brief chat about his impressive filmography, horror's bad rap with the critical community, why M. Night Shyamalan's "The Visit" may restore your faith in the once-beloved »

- Chris Eggertsen

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12 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Mark Ruffalo

19 June 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Mark Ruffalo spent his twenties drifting through what he estimates as 600 failed auditions, and later quit Hollywood twice – but these days, he seems to have it all figured out. Especially since he was belted by gamma rays. "As an actor, you can do everything," says Ruffalo, 48, who’s following Avengers: Age of Ultron with a role as a bipolar dad in the indie drama Infinitely Polar Bear, opening in theaters today. "I grew up in the theater, and you could do a musical, a comedy, a tragedy. Those kind of »

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Gsn Places 8-Episode Order for Blumhouse’s Game Show Hellevator, Featuring Jen and Sylvia Soska

18 June 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"Next time use the stairs." The Game Show Network has placed an 8-episode order for Blumhouse's horror-themed game show, Hellevator. Slated to premiere this fall, Hellevator will feature an abandoned warehouse controlled by Jen and Sylvia Soska that's filled with frightening floors designed to scare both contestants and viewers. If participants can navigate the psychological horrors of the warehouse, they could win up to $50,000.

Press Release: "June 18, 2015 – Santa Monica, CA – Gsn, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today that it has greenlit eight episodes of a new horror-themed game show, Hellevator.  The terrifying new show from Blumhouse, the team that brought the world the “Paranormal Activity”, “Insidious”, “Sinister”, and “The Purge” franchises, dares contestants to survive a series of challenges from the depths of an abandoned warehouse.  The new series is expected to premiere later this year, and continues Gsn’s growth into “gamifying” cultural trends, including »

- Derek Anderson

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What happened to the cast of Jurassic Park? Sam Neill and co-stars 22 years later

17 June 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jurassic World is shattering box office records across the globe, but what happened to the stars of the movie that kick-started it all? Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park was flawlessly cast, mixing well-known stars and fresh faces in a perfect blockbuster thrill-ride.

With Jurassic World overhauling its stars entirely (just two remain from the original), we take a look back to find out what the stars of Jurassic Park are doing now...

Sam Neill

Already a well-known star when he appeared in Jurassic Park, Neill won himself a fresh fanbase playing Alan Grant, a palaeontologist invited to see John Hammond's breathtaking park up close.

A one-time contender to play James Bond, Neill's early credits include espionage series Reilly: Ace of Spies, Dead Calm and The Hunt for Red October. In the years after Jurassic Park he notched up roles in Event Horizon, The Tudors and Peaky Blinders. Neill »

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Jim Parsons Says Coming Out as Gay in an Interview Was a "Wonderful" Gift

17 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jim Parsons says he wasn't exactly living a closeted life, but when a reporter asked him a question and outed him as a gay man, he was relieved. Parsons sat down with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio to discuss all things, from playing God on Broadway in An Act of God to his Emmy-winning work on The Big Bang Theory and his role in HBO's The Normal Heart. Lipton asked Parsons if he was pained living a closeted life, but Parsons said that wasn't the case with him. "I never had a coming out piece, I just didn't mention it," Parsons says in the exclusive clip below. "I took Todd with me to events…and then finally one day while working on Harvey I did a piece with Patrick Healy for »

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‘American Horror Story’s’ Finn Wittrock Talks Fake Blood, Tighty-Whities and the Emmys

13 June 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Is there any TV series with a higher volume of disturbing images than “American Horror Story”? Probably not. The anthology series’ latest chapter, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” may have outdone its predecessors in this arena.

Most of the season’s terrifying moments were supplied by Finn Wittrock (“Unbroken,” “The Normal Heart”) as the murderous man-child Dandy Mott. Wittrock spoke to Variety about the joys of getting acquainted with stage blood, working with Jessica Lange and his hopes for Emmy season. Oh, and he wants you to know that he’s much nicer than the unhinged guy he plays on TV.

What was the best part of playing Dandy? 

The clothes. I just got to wear really nice Brooks Brothers suits and really go for it. That was fun. The best thing about the show is getting to work with the best people, and really going to dark depths with them. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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True Detective: Season 2 TV Spots, June Episode Titles & Synopses [HBO]

10 June 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

True Detective June 2015 Episode Titles, Plots, Air Dates, TV Promos. HBO has released the True Detective: Season 2 episode titles, official plot synopses, and the air dates for the June 2015 episodes of its cop TV series. The True Detective episodes discussed are episodes 9-10. The two new True Detective: Season 2 TV commercials are entitled ‘Chaos’ and ‘Stand.’

On the two True Detective: Season 2 TV spots:

In the first trailer, Los Angeles detective Ray Velacro (Colin Farrell), a corrupt cop under the control of crime lord Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), asks if he is even supposed to solve the case he’s investigating. Seymon also says at one point, “I need a direction to turn, or I may just start pulling down walls.”

The second trailer is a wordless, pulse-pouding look at the four main characters, including Ventura County Sheriff’s detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) and motorcyle »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Trailer Watch: A Gay Firebrand Goes to War in Jean Carlomusto's "Larry Kramer in Love & Anger"

10 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the most important and controversial figures in contemporary gay America gets an admiring but honest portrait in the upcoming HBO documentary "Larry Kramer in Love & Anger."  Jean Carlomusto profiles the activist and playwright in her new film, which focuses on Kramer's battles on behalf of his fellow gay men during the AIDS crisis of the '80s and '90s. The trailer shows "The Normal Heart" playwright's electrifying speeches and fiery rage, which helped bring attention to his urgent cause, but also earned him enemies among would-be allies.   In an interview with Women and Hollywood, Carlomusto recalled, "I first became interested in Larry Kramer back in 1986. I had started a cable TV show called 'Living With AIDS' at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in NYC to counteract the fear and hysteria that was rampant at that time. Although Larry co‑founded Gmhc in 1981, by the »

- Inkoo Kang

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Watch: HBO Unveils Trailer For LGBTQA Doc ‘Larry Kramer in Love & Anger’

2 June 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

HBO’s new documentary “Larry Kramer in Love & Anger” profiles legendary gay rights activist and playwright Larry Kramer, who helped give voice to the outrage that inspired a generation of gay men and lesbians to fight back.

Kramer is known for his 1985 play “The Normal Heart,” which was adapted into a highly acclaimed HBO miniseries last year. He was an early activist for warning the gay community about promiscuity and AIDS. Kramer won a Tony Award for “The Normal Heart” and an Emmy Award for the HBO movie “The Normal Heart.”

Larry Kramer in Love & Anger” is directed by Jean Carlomusto and will debut June 29 on HBO.

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- Reece Ristau

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best TV Movie

2 June 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Splitting the TV movie/miniseries trophies last year hasn't done much to improve competition on the movie side of things. Just once, it would be nice to get excited for the Best TV Movie category. Every year — including last year's "The Normal Heart" as well as every year before 2011 — it seems like one or two movies stand out from the pack while everything else is only nominated to fill the gaps. It's become the one consistently noncompetitive race in the field, and 2015 looks to be no different.  "Bessie," the Bessie Smith biopic starring Queen Latifah, will get prime placement from HBO, the undisputed network king of awards. Michael Kenneth Williams, aka Omar from "The Wire," co-stars and will hopefully compete well in the acting categories as he's been long overlooked for his commanding turns. Latifah and director Dee Rees will also help the campaign, assuring "Bessie's" front-runner status in the field. »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best TV Movie

2 June 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Splitting the TV movie/miniseries trophies last year hasn't done much to improve competition on the movie side of things. Just once, it would be nice to get excited for the Best TV Movie category. Every year — including last year's "The Normal Heart" as well as every year before 2011 — it seems like one or two movies stand out from the pack while everything else is only nominated to fill the gaps. It's become the one consistently noncompetitive race in the field, and 2015 looks to be no different.  "Bessie," the Bessie Smith biopic starring Queen Latifah, will get prime placement from HBO, the undisputed network king of awards. Michael Kenneth Williams, aka Omar from "The Wire," co-stars and will hopefully compete well in the acting categories as he's been long overlooked for his commanding turns. Latifah and director Dee Rees will also help the campaign, assuring "Bessie's" front-runner status in the field. »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Eli Roth's 'Green Inferno' Lands Under New Genre Label, Blumhouse's Bh Tilt

1 June 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Producer Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions have become something of a phenomenon as of late, not only have they managed to redefine the current state of horror with low budget films such as Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious and Sinister grossing over $1.4 billion worldwide, but Oscar winner Whiplash and Emmy and Golden Globe winner The Normal Heart were also released under the Blumhouse label. Now Blum is dipping his toes in distribution with a new genre label Bh Tilt set up at Universal Studios where the production company has a first look deal and the first release will be Eli Roth's cannibal horror feature The Green Inferno. Previously set up at Open Road, The Green Inferno was originally going to hit theaters this past September when financier Worldview Entertainment didn't live up to their P&A commitment. That September release date was going to be almost a year »

- Brad Brevet

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Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno to Hit Theaters September 25th from Blumhouse

1 June 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Eli Roth's The Green Inferno has found new life at Blumhouse. Originally scheduled to come out last year from Open Road, Roth's cannibal horror film will instead hit the big screen this September courtesy of Blumhouse.

Announced via video by Roth on his Facebook page, The Green Inferno will hit theaters on September 25th.

“How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders.”

According to reports, this will be released under Blumhouse label Bh Tilt, along with Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing. The Green Inferno is expected to be released on 1,000 screens »

- Derek Anderson

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