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Theater gossip Michael Riedel writes a history of Broadway

Monday, October 5, 2015
This July 24, 2015, photo released by Simon & Schuster shows theater writer Michael Riedel, author of "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway." The book tell how the Great White Way has been shaped over the past century.
The acid-tongued stage gossip has written a book about Broadway's history and he's not opinionated or snarky at all. There's no Michael Riedel. ...

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50 Cent blames Empire’s ratings plunge on too much “gay stuff”

Monday, October 5, 2015
50 Cent
He criticizes the show regularly, since he executive produces the rival drama Power. ...

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In a time of progress, dramatizing a gay rights landmark

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
In this image released by Lionsgate, Julianne Moore, left, and Ellen Page appear in a scene from "Freeheld."
"Freeheld," a gay-rights drama starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, was shaped by the same currents of change it depicts. ...

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‘Stonewall’ might be the year’s most insulting film, but not for the reasons you think

Friday, September 25, 2015
Despite all the bricks thrown, 'Stonewall' is not a hit.
To say the film has been met with controversy would be an understatement as riotous as the events depicted in the film. ...

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John Waters talks gay rights, LSD, and the importance of old movie theaters

Sunday, September 20, 2015
John Waters
“The only thing you can ever do is make your enemies laugh," John Waters says in an interview with GayRVA. “Then they’ll consider changing their minds.” ...

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Tambor, Cox honored for advocacy ahead of Emmys

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Jeffrey Tambor attends The Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala at Sunset Tower Hotel on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Before they strut down the red carpet at the Emmys, Jeffrey Tambor and Laverne Cox were among the honorees at the first-ever Television Industry Advocacy Awards. ...

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Marsha P. Johnson is “the saint of Christopher Street” in Stonewall film

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Marsha P. Johnson
Watch this behind-the-scenes clip of actor Otoja Abit playing Martha P. Johnson in the upcoming film Stonewall. ...

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Jill Soloway based Emmy-nominated ‘Transparent’ on real life

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In this Tuesday, June 16, 2015 file photo, Jill Soloway arrives at the Women in Film 2015 Crystal And Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, in Los Angeles. Like the characters in her Emmy-nominated show “Transparent,” Soloway understands the challenges of having a transgender parent: She based the show on personal experiences. 'I was really thinking about a personal love letter to my parents to try and shift the world ever so slightly," Soloway said.
"I think back about three years ago when my parents came out to me, and the rush of feelings that come with that," Soloway said in a recent interview. ...

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Burning Man may sue Quiznos over lighthearted parody ad

Saturday, September 12, 2015
"I just saw a Google exec fire-jousting with P Diddy...!"
Spokesman Jim Graham claims the sly promotional clip is stealing the event's intellectual property rights. ...

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Redmayne impresses in transgender story ‘The Danish Girl’

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Eddie Redmayne poses for photographers at the photo call for the film The Danish Girl at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12.
None of the performers in the film are transgender, and director Tom Hooper acknowledges the industry has "a problem" including transgender talent. ...

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