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‘Stonewall Outloud’: The Power of Lip Syncing to Connect Past and Present

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‘Stonewall Outloud’: The Power of Lip Syncing to Connect Past and Present
“Stonewall Outloud” is an important documentary from the people who brought you “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The documentary takes us back to New York 1969 when the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a haven for the Lgbtq community. That fateful night on June 28, 1969, was when the patrons fought back, standing their ground for their right to exist in society without fear of persecution. It was a night that would mark the first Pride demonstration.

Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s documentary worked with Davy Isay’s StoryCorps to connect the past to the present. By using the archival material, those accounts are brought to life. The voices of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and Geane Harwood, among others, recount the events of that fateful night that would pave the way for the gay rights movement.

The StoryCorps archive audio formed the basis for the documentary. “It was the fact that that
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You’ve no longer got male: Hannah Brown is the first female ‘Dancing with the Stars’ champ in 5 seasons

You’ve no longer got male: Hannah Brown is the first female ‘Dancing with the Stars’ champ in 5 seasons
“Girl on Fire” indeed. Hannah Brown’s “Dancing with the Stars” victory on Monday ended a four-season streak of male champs and equalized the number of male and female winners.

Now “Dancing” has an even 14 male winners and 14 female winners through 28 seasons. As Thanos would say, “Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.” What’s interesting about its champs, though, is a bunch have come during some one-gender domination. Seasons 2 through 5 were won by men; Seasons 15 through 18 were won by women; and Season 24 through 27 were all dudes again.

Had Kel Mitchell, who finished second, prevailed, it would’ve marked the longest win streak by either gender at five straight.

See ‘Dancing with the Stars’ recap: Hannah Brown wins the Mirrorball trophy

The last female winner was Laurie Hernandez on Season 23. The Olympic champ also set a record as the show’s youngest female winner and youngest overall winner at 16. To
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Adam Rippon Nabs Ketel One Sponsorship For Second Season Of YouTube Series ‘Break The Ice’

Outspoken Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon launched his YouTube channel in May with a Portal A-produced series dubbed Break The Ice, in which the bronze medalist has heart-to-heart conversations with various celebritity guests while teaching them how to ice skate.

Following the success of the first season of Break The Ice-- which featured appearances from fellow YouTube stars like Manny Mua, Todrick Hall, and Molly Burke, and which garnered roughly 3.5 million views across all platforms -- Rippon has nabbed a sponsor for the show's sophomore outing: none other than luxe vodka brand Ketel One.

Season two, which will run from Oct. 30 to Dec. 18, comprises eight ten-minute episodes with appearances from: Queer Eye's Bobby Berk, Zach Villa of American Horror Story fame, Glow’s Jackie Tohn, YouTube duo Superfruit, musician Betty Who, YouTube sexologoist Shannon Boodram, and fellow figure skater (and Dancing With The Stars alum) Meryl Davis. Instead of
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Quibi Orders Adam Rippon Celebrity Throwback Daily Show From Hearst (Exclusive)

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Quibi Orders Adam Rippon Celebrity Throwback Daily Show From Hearst (Exclusive)
Adam Rippon will serve up a daily dish of “useless” throwback celebrity moments for Quibi, the short-form mobile TV streaming service set to hit phones in the spring of 2020.

The former Olympic ice skater will host “This Day in Useless Celebrity History,” produced by Hearst Magazines’ originals division, for Quibi’s Daily Essentials news and entertainment lineup. Rippon will take viewers on a ride down memory lane, revisiting stars’ breakups, makeups and other outrageous events from the early 2000s to the present day.

Rippon promises that the celebrity rehash show for Quibi will be “a witty retrospective look at pop culture.” The show is scheduled to run Monday-Friday and premiere in April 2020. Each “day in history” will coincide with the actual calendar date that the event occurred.

“There are so many great moments to choose from, and I’ll be there breaking it down for Quibi’s viewers and reminding
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James Van Der Beek would set an unprecedented streak with a ‘Dancing with the Stars’ victory

James Van Der Beek would set an unprecedented streak with a ‘Dancing with the Stars’ victory
After a one-week hiatus, James Van Der Beek has reclaimed the top spot in our “Dancing with the Stars” odds as not only the one to beat, but the guy to beat. The next closest man in our odds is — gulp — Sean Spicer in seventh place. If the “Dawson’s Creek” alum does take home the Mirrorball, he’d be the fifth consecutive man to win, marking the longest win streak by either gender on the show.

“Dancing” has had a pretty even split through 27 seasons with 13 female champs and 14 male champs. But there has been some same-sex domination in there, but none more than four in a row: Seasons 2 through 5 were won by men; Seasons 15 through 18 were won by women; and since Season 24, we’ve had dude champs.

See ‘Dancing with the Stars’ slugfest: James Van Der Beek back on top or is Kate Flannery now the frontrunner?

As
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Adam Rippon blasts Sean Spicer’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting: He’s a ‘f—ing liar’

Adam Rippon blasts Sean Spicer’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting: He’s a ‘f—ing liar’
Adam Rippon is definitely Team Tom Bergeron when it comes to Sean Spicer being in the “Dancing with the Stars” cast.

“I had Tonya Harding on my cast … but this cast is a little bit more extreme,” Rippon told “USA Today” while promoting his new memoir “Beautiful on the Outside.”

The Olympic bronze medalist, who won the “Athletes” season with Jenna Johnson, called the former White House press secretary a “f—ing liar.” During brief but very memorable stint as President Donald Trump‘s mouthpiece, Spicer lied about everything from the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd to insisting that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons.

See Even Tom Bergeron is mad about Sean Spicer on ‘Dancing with the Stars’: He wanted relief from ‘exhausting political climate’

“I know he was just doing his job, but he lied every single day,” Rippon said. “Sean Spicer’s a f—ing liar.
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‘The Masked Singer’ season 2 premiere recap: Who were first 2 costumed celebs eliminated? [Updating Live Blog]

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‘The Masked Singer’ season 2 premiere recap: Who were first 2 costumed celebs eliminated? [Updating Live Blog]
Ready or not, here comes Season 2 of “The Masked Singer”! Fox’s Emmy-nominated ratings juggernaut, hosted by Nick Cannon, took audiences by storm last season when a dozen celebrities hid behind elaborate costumes and performed for the in-studio audience and judges Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy and Robin Thicke. Tonight, eight brand new celebs took the stage in four pairs: Butterfly vs. Egg, Thingamajig vs. Skeleton, Rottweiler vs. Ladybug and Tree vs. Ice Cream. Who were the first two masked singers to be eliminated in Season 2?

SEEYour first look at breathtaking ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 2 costumes: Butterfly, Eagle, Egg, Flamingo, Fox, Ice Cream, Leopard, Skeleton

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” recap of Season 2, Episode 1, titled “Return of the Masks: Groups A & B,” to find out what happened Wednesday, September 25 at 8/7c. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite costumed celebs
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Renée Zellweger: Judy Garland Was ‘My Childhood Hero’

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Renée Zellweger: Judy Garland Was ‘My Childhood Hero’
Awards buzz is building around Renée Zellweger for her performance as Judy Garland, emerging as a frontrunner in the Oscar race for best actress. But for her, the real prize was paying tribute to Garland, of whom she’s been a lifelong fan.

“Nobody was prettier, nobody sang prettier…the adventures she had, [she was] my childhood hero, absolutely,” Zellweger told Variety on the red carpet for the premiere of “Judy” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Thursday night.

In the film, Zellweger not only transforms into the legendary actress physically, but also vocally, doing her own singing and explaining how she found Garland’s voice.

“Instead of thinking about the inimitable, extraordinary quality of her voice, I just looked at it methodically and broke it down stylistically and tried to approach it that way to learn this style of singing to, like, just become familiar with the characteristics of her style that are definitively,
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Karamo Brown has his ‘Queer Eye’ on the prize on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but is he already too divisive?

Karamo Brown has his ‘Queer Eye’ on the prize on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but is he already too divisive?
Dancing With the Stars” starts its 28th season on Monday, September 16, with “Queer Eye” co-host Karamo Brown among the celebrities vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy. Will his fab personality score him the win, or will his recent defense of Sean Spicer cost him? Let’s consider his pros and cons.

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Pros

Brown is no stranger to reality television. Before being known as one of the Fab Five in the Netflix reboot of “Queer Eye” he was a cast member on “The Real World,” “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II” and “The Next :15.” As a veteran of the genre, he should be savvy enough to avoid the potentially manipulative editing that often comes with reality television.

“DWTS” has been great at casting Lgbtq+ celebrities like Carson Kressley, Nyle Dimarco, Margret Cho, Chaz Bono and Adam Rippon. In fact,
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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors

Network: ABC.

Episodes: Nine (one hour).

Seasons: One.

TV show dates: October 7, 2018 — December 9, 2018.

Series status: Cancelled.

Performers include: Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz (hosts); Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Adam Rippon (judges); Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev, Witney Carson, Brandon Armstrong, Hayley Erbert, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Cheryl Burke, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson (dance mentors).

TV show description:

Like the parent-series, the Dancing with the Stars: Juniors TV show is a reality TV series dancing competition, in which celebrities and their professional ballroom dancer partners compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. In Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, of course, the celebrities are kids, as are their partners — professional junior ballroom dancers.
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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Season One Ratings (Fall 2018)

With the original Dancing with the Stars in its 27th season, ABC has introduced another new twist on the format, the Dancing with the Stars: Juniors TV show. Will its fresh faces pull in fans of the original and maybe some new viewers as well? How will the first season perform in the Nielsen ratings? Will Dancing with the Stars: Juniors be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An ABC competitive reality TV series, Dancing with the Stars: Juniors is hosted by Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz. Child celebrities and their professional junior ballroom dance partners train with Dancing with the Stars pros, to compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Choreographer Mandy Moore, professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy, and Dancing with the Stars: Athletes champion Adam Rippon judge the competition.

Season one of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors features: Addison
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Taylor Swift wins big at the VMAs 2019, joining an exclusive club only Eminem, Beyonce and Rihanna belong to

Taylor Swift wins big at the VMAs 2019, joining an exclusive club only Eminem, Beyonce and Rihanna belong to
Taylor Swift was the big winner at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home Video of the Year for her star-studded, Lgbtq-affirming “You Need to Calm Down.” It was her second win in the top category following her 2015 victory for “Bad Blood.” So she joins Eminem, Rihanna and Beyonce as the only artists who have won that award twice as a lead artist. But fans spread the wealth in other categories at these VMAs. Check out the complete list of winners here.

Swift also won Video for Good for “Calm Down,” which featured appearances by queer celebs including Laverne Cox, RuPaul Charles, Adam Rippon and the Fab Five from Netflix’s “Queer Eye.” But it wasn’t a clean sweep for Swift, who came into these awards with 12 nominations. Song of the Year went to Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for their record-breaking “Old Town Road.” Jonas Brothers
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Watch as Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy kinda, sorta reveal if they’re returning to ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Watch as Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy kinda, sorta reveal if they’re returning to ‘Dancing with the Stars’
We’re less than a week away from the “Dancing with the Stars” Season 28 cast reveal, and if you believe Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy, they are completely in the dark as to whether they’re coming back or not.

“We don’t even know if we’re on the show,” Johnson told “Entertainment Tonight” (watch below). “We have no idea.”

Is she telling the truth or just keeping things under wraps until the big reveal on “Good Morning America” next week? Well, for starters, promo shots were filmed on Tuesday. And watch as Chmerkovskiy devilishly smirks while his new wife answers.

See Mark your calendars: Here’s the date the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 28 cast will be announced

Asked if they would return if approached, the couple, who wed in April, emphatically replied, “Of course.” “It’s a great show. Everybody should watch the show this fall, premiering Sept.
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Will & Grace: NBC Sitcom Revival Ending in 2020; No Season 12 (Reactions)

Next year, it will be time to say goodbye to Will & Grace, for the second time. The sitcom originally ran for eight seasons, from 1998 until 2006. In 2017, NBC revived the comedy series for a ninth season and later renewed Will & Grace for seasons 10 and 11. It's now been announced that there won't be a 12th season and the final 18 episodes will air sometime in 2020.

An NBC sitcom, Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes. The comedy centers on a group of best friends — gay lawyer Will Truman (McCormack); interior designer Grace Adler (Messing); socialite Karen Walker (Mullally); and self-absorbed Jack McFarland (Hayes). In season 10, guest stars included Matt Bomer, Minnie Driver, Adam Rippon, David Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler, Jon Cryer,
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Odell Beckham Jr. Forms Content Company To Launch His Own YouTube Channel

Breakout NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. is the latest figure from the world of traditional celebrity to launch his own YouTube channel.

Beckham and his business partner Ajay Sangha are partnering on the YouTube venture with Wheelhouse Entertainment, with whom he has formed a new content company called ITN Productions. ITN will specialize in unscripted works for digital and linear distribution. Joining ITN on the venture will be digital production firm Portal A, which also helps other celebrity athletes produce YouTube content, including Stephen Curry and Adam Rippon.

On his channel, the Cleveland Browns wide receiver will share an off-the-field glimpse at his life -- including pre-season training workouts, weekly game-day cleats, and gear reviews. The hub already counts 42,000 subscribers -- though Beckham is far more followed on Instagram and Twitter, where he counts 13.4 million and 4 million followers, respectively. In the launch video that dropped yesterday below, Beckham describes his motivations for launching the venture.
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Connor Franta, Alexis G. Zall, Ben J. Pierce To Appear In YouTube Pride Doc ‘Stonewall Outloud’ (Trailer)

YouTube kicked off Lgbtq+ Pride Month in the throes of an explosive scandal, amid calls to remove right-wing commentator Steven Crowder from its platform, after he was discovered to have extensively harassed Vox journalist Carlos Maza about his sexuality (and also promoted a T-shirt line emblazoned with the slogan ‘Socialism Is For F*gs). YouTube ultimately opted to let Crowder’s channel stand, but apologized to the Lgbtq+ community for the hurtful outcome.

Now, YouTube -- which has long been outspoken in its support for the Lgbtq+ community from a corporate marketing perspective -- has announced a new film produced alongside World Of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and storytelling nonprofit StoryCorps titled Stonewall Outloud.

The documentary will chronicle the Stonewall Riots of 50 years ago -- a series of protests in New York against an anti-gay police raid on the Stonewall Inn bar that became a seminal event in the gay rights movement.
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Everything You Missed in Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" Music Video

Everything You Missed in Taylor Swift's
Taylor Swift has released her star-studded "You Need to Calm Down" music video...and we're breaking down all of her hidden clues! On Monday morning, the Grammy winner debuted her new visual for her hit single on Good Morning America. The video, which was also released on YouTube Monday, features cameos from Ellen DeGeneres, Katy PerryAdam Lambert, Ryan Reynolds, Laverne Cox, Dexter Mayfield, Ciara, RuPaul, Queer Eye stars Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk and Tan France, as well as Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Billy Porter, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Chester Lockhart, Adam Rippon and Hannah Hart. It was just days ago that Swift dropped...
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Watch Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" Music Video Featuring a Ton of Celeb Cameos

Watch Taylor Swift's
With this release, even Taylor Swift would understand if you can't calm down. On Monday morning, the music superstar debuted her music video for "You Need to Calm Down" on Good Morning America. Teased as a "delicious" video on Instagram, the final product, set in a trailer park, included cameos by Katy PerryEllen DeGeneres, Adam LambertRyan ReynoldsLaverne CoxDexter Mayfield, Ciara, RuPaulJesse Tyler FergusonJustin MikitaBilly PorterTodrick HallHayley KiyokoChester LockhartAdam Rippon, and Hannah Hart, plus Queer Eye stars Jonathan Van NessAntoni PorowskiKaramo BrownBobby Berk,...
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'Oprah Show' Producer on RuPaul's Potential With New Daytime TV Talk Show: "He Has What It Takes"

'Oprah Show' Producer on RuPaul's Potential With New Daytime TV Talk Show:
RuPaul has an armful of Emmys that prove his hosting magic, but on June 10, the undisputed queen of RuPaul's Drag Race ditched the accoutrements (wigs and stilettos) to test the waters on daytime television.

The do-it-all 58-year-old debuted RuPaul, a weekday talk show on select Fox Television stations for a limited three-week run, and he's brought couch-surfing guests like James Corden, presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker, Paula Abdul, Adam Rippon, Billy Eichner and Bachelorette Hannah Brown along for the ride. Also in the building — Stage 10 at Warner Bros. Studios to be exact — but on a daily basis ...
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Madonna Honored at 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (Lgbtq) media advocacy organization, announced recipients for the remaining 13 of this year’s 27 categories for the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Madonna speaks onstage during the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards New York

Credit/Copyright: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GLAAD

Madonna received the Advocate for Change Award from Anderson Cooper, while Andy Cohen received the Vito Russo Award from Golden Globe-winning actress Sarah Jessica Parker at the star-studded ceremony at the Hilton Midtown in New York. The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York were hosted by drag superstar Shangela.

The New York City ceremony will air exclusively on Logo on Sunday, May 12 at 8pm Et/Pt.

In her remarks, Madonna said: “As soon as you really understand what it means to love, you understand what it takes to become a human being and that it is
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