2015 Emmy Watch: The LGBT-ness Of The Nominees

The Emmy nominations came out last week and it was impossible to get very far in the list of nominees without finding representatives of the LGBT community both in fictional representation and the bona fide real thing. Seeing LGBT performers and shows that you might call LGBT-centric is not a new thing since awareness and […]

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Tika Sumpter on Playing Bessie Smith’s Lover in HBO Film: “People Are More Than Who They Sleep With”

This Saturday, HBO will be airing the bio pic, “Bessie,” which stars Queen Latifah (aka Dana Owens) as the legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. The film, directed by Dee Rees (“Pariah“), not only focuses on Bessie’s rise to prominence in the jazz and blues world but also her bisexuality and many romances with both men and […]

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Katt Williams and Arsenio Hall. (Photo: The Arsenio Hall Show)

Katt Williams Gets HBO Comedy Special, Shonda Rhimes Debunks ‘Scandal’ Rumor & More

Here's what's cooking today: Katt Williams, officially out of retirement, will tape an HBO comedy special and Shonda Rhimes sets the record straight about recasting Harrison Wright on "Scandal." Plus, there's my watchlist and what's hot (Michelle Obama's latest tweet) and not (Jet magazine folding print edition). Enjoy!

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