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‘Modern Family,’ ‘The Normal Heart,’ Jim Parsons among Emmy winners

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Julia Roberts, left, and Ryan Murphy pose in the press room at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable series retain the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series like "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11...

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‘Modern Family’ wins Emmy Award for best comedy series

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet in a scene from ABC's "Modern Family."
"Modern Family" has done it again, winning the Emmy Award for best comedy series. It's the fifth year in a row the hit ABC series has bagged the big prize, tying a record winning streak set by "Frasier." Rivals were "The Big Bang Theory," ''Louie," ''Orange Is the New Black," ''Silicon Valley" and "Veep."

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HBO’s ‘The Normal Heart’ wins Emmy Award for best TV movie

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in a scene from HBO's "The Normal Heart."
HBO's "The Normal Heart" has won the Emmy Award for best made-for-television movie. The critically acclaimed film depicts the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.

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Jim Parsons wins fourth Emmy as best actor in comedy series

| Monday, August 25, 2014
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Jim Parsons, the lovable geek on "The Big Bang Theory," is the winner of his fourth Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series. Parsons previously won the Emmy in 2010, 2011 and 2013 for his role as Sheldon Cooper on the hit CBS sitcom. He also was nominated in 2009 and 2012.

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Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story: ‘Anything is possible’

| Thursday, August 21, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others. "It gives me hope that anything is possible. I'm a black trans woman from Alabama raised by a single mother from a working class background. And I think in a lot of ways...

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‘Love Is Strange’ a tender, meandering exploration of human relationships

| Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Alfred Molina, left, and John Lithgow in a scene from "Love Is Strange."
LOS ANGELES — A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated — at least physically — by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades of Blue").

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‘Will and Grace’ memorabilia joins Smithsonian LGBT history collection

| Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The  Smithsonian National Museum of American History is acquiring several pieces of history from the LGBT community, including items from the TV show “Will and Grace.”
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of LGBT people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace." Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History...

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To Be Takei: George Takei, Brad Altman open up about their 27-year love story

Via: Oprah Winfrey Network | Monday, August 18, 2014
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Twenty-seven years ago, Star Trek actor George Takei was in a gay running club in Los Angeles and noticed the best runner in the club, a man named Brad Altman. "I went up to him and asked him to train me for my first marathon," he says. "And before long, we became partners."

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‘Please Like Me’ lets its comic creator Josh Thomas be himself

| Thursday, August 7, 2014
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NEW YORK -- "I float around," says Josh Thomas, "and I've just been very lucky." The 27-year-old openly gay Australian comedian is trying to account for his success in what he'd argue is the absence of ambition or strategy. Still, look at him: a star Down Under and the leading man, writer and executive producer of his own half-hour comedy-drama, "Please Like Me" ...

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Report: Parsons, ‘Big Bang’ co-stars to earn $1M per episode in new 3-year deal

| Monday, August 4, 2014
From left, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory."
Jim Parsons, one of the highest profile openly gay actors on television today, has signed a new three-year contract to continue on CBS' "Big Bang Theory," and the reported $1 million per episode paycheck makes him one of the highest paid performers on network television.

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