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Eddie Redmayne’s latest transformation: Transgender pioneer Lili Elbe

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe in "The Danish Girl." Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is currently in production.
Fresh from his Oscar win for Lead Actor for his performance as famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” British actor Eddie Redmayne is taking on another project that involves a drastic physical transformation. [...]

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Graham Moore’s Oscar‑worthy acceptance speech for ‘Imitation Game’ – #StayWeird

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Graham Moore accepts the award for the best adapted screenplay for “The Imitation Game” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Graham Moore, who on Sunday won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game,” took the opportunity to give a powerful acceptance speech calling awareness to teen suicide and depression, recalling his own attempt at suicide at age 16. [...]

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‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars ceremony punctuated by politics

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Host Neil Patrick Harris at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. [...]

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Award-winning author David Pratt on love, family, and ‘Looking After Joey’

Sunday, February 15, 2015
David Pratt, Lambda Award-winning novelist for “Bob the Book,” is back with a funny and touching new novel, “Looking After Joey." In it, Calvin, a single accountant, must look after Joey, a porn character who unexpectedly steps through the TV into Calvin's life — and can’t go back. [...]

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Rosie O’Donnell says goodbye to ‘The View’ – again

Friday, February 13, 2015
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has ended her second stint on "The View" Thursday, her goodbye about as short as her tenure. Holding her toddler daughter, O'Donnell made her exit Thursday in a segment that lasted barely 40 seconds. [...]

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Laverne Cox cast as transgender lawyer in CBS legal drama pilot

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Laverne Cox
“Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox, who was the first openly transgender actor to be nominated for an Emmy in 2014, has been cast in CBS’s legal drama pilot “Doubt.” [...]

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Out singer, songwriter Sam Smith is king of the Grammys, wins ‘Best New Artist’

Sunday, February 8, 2015
Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new artist, while Beck won album of the year. [...]

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Rosie O’Donnell splits from second wife, quitting ABC’s ‘The View’

Friday, February 6, 2015
Rosie O'Donnell
Just six months after returning to ABC's "The View," Rosie O’Donnell is leaving the daytime talk show amid reports that she and her second wife, Michelle Rounds, have split. [...]

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Easy chemistry between James Franco, Zachary Quinto in ‘I am Michael’

Sunday, January 25, 2015
James Franco and Zachary Quinto in a scene from "I am Michael."
The film, which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, is a sensitive, complicated and provocative story about a prominent gay activist who, in just a few years, denounces his homosexuality. [...]

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Billy Crystal hopes TV shows don’t shove gay sex scenes ‘in our face’

Monday, January 19, 2015
Actor Billy Crystal, who in the 1970's played the first openly gay character to regularly appear on a network television show, says gay sex scenes are "just pushing it a little too far for my taste." [...]

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