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Chris Colfer signs multi-book deal

Monday, November 24, 2014
Chris Colfer
NEW YORK -- Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories. Publisher Little, Brown and Company said Monday the actor best known for "Glee" has a multi-book deal. Colfer has two more "Land of Stories" installments planned, the fourth and fifth of his best-selling middle grade series, coming in July 2015 and July 2016. Both are currently untitled.

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Bravo host dishes the dirt in new book, ‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Andy Cohen
In his new book, "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year," author and television host and executive Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going from a West Virginia kill shelter to lunching at Jerry Seinfeld's estate in East Hampton, New York. Wacha may not get it, but we do.

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CBS’ ‘The McCarthys’ inspired by openly gay creator’s own modern family

Thursday, October 30, 2014
From left, Jack McGee as Arthur, Tyler Ritter as Ronny and Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie, in a scene from the CBS comedy, "The McCarthys," premiering Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
LOS ANGELES -- After the sitcom "Happy Endings" was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: his own family inspired "The McCarthys," a new CBS comedy about a sports-obsessed brood with one gay son. Fiction, he says, is funnier than fact. For one, the son, Ronny, played by Tyler Ritter...

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Sean Hayes is engaged

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sean Hayes
Sean Hayes is engaged to his longtime partner, music producer Scott Icenogle. A representative of the Will & Grace actor confirmed rumors that have been swirling since Hayes was spotted wearing the band Monday on CBS’s The Talk.

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Award show veteran Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars in 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris
LOS ANGELES -- Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year. The actor and author announced his latest gig online Wednesday. He posted a video on Twitter of him on the phone saying, "I'm in," showing a close-up of his bucket list and circling "Host the Oscars."

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Chelsea Handler on Netflix: Laughs, humiliation, full-frontal male nudity

Saturday, October 11, 2014
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Chelsea Handler is no stranger to raunchy, offensive, and sometimes terrible jokes, and her new stand up special on Netflix is no exception. "Uganda Be Kidding Me," the hour-plus stand-up special (based on her best-selling book) brings Handler back before the cameras for the first time since her departure from E!’sChelsea Lately in August...

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GLAAD study finds increase in depictions of gay characters on TV

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
This photo released by ABC Family shows, from left, Jake T. Austin, Lorraine Toussaint, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, and Maia Mitchell, in a scene from "The Fosters," on ABC Family.
LOS ANGELES -- Television has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday. Networks are promoting understanding of gay lives with some of the most inclusive programs yet, but should "strive to include ...

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‘Transparent’: Jeffrey Tambor in a new dramedy where Dad becomes Mom

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from "Transparent."
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. --- Jeffrey Tambor is spiffed-out in jeans and a blue blazer and, as a further gesture, a shade of fingernail polish. What shade is it? "Mauuuve," he says with deadpan flourish. Tambor, an up-for-anything actor, has logged memorable TV roles as a comically corrupt industrialist on "Arrested Development" and before that...

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Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are having a baby

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
Newlyweds Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent said Wednesday they are having a child together through surrogacy. Berkus, a designer and host of “American Dream Builders,” made the announcement in a post on his Facebook page...

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Laverne Cox to host MTV, Logo documentary about transgender youth

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Laverne Cox
NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven transgender youths. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

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