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Elton John to perform Liberace tribute at Emmy Awards

| Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Florian Schuh, APSir Elton John performs on the Waldbuehne stage in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
LOS ANGELES — Elton John is about to do something he's never done: Perform live at the Emmy Awards.

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Liberace biopic nominees Matt Damon, Michael Douglas to present at Emmys

| Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Lionel Cironneau, APMatt Damon, left, and Michael Douglas, who star together in HBO's film, "Behind the Candelabra," will serve as presenters at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas won't just be competing for an Emmy. They'll be handing one out, too. Emmys producers announced the pair as this year's first presenters Tuesday.

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Annual fall harvest of new broadcast TV shows approaches

| Sunday, September 1, 2013
Vivian Zink, NBC/APThomas Lennon as Max, left, and Sean Hayes as Sean in "Sean Saves The World," premiering Oct. 3 on NBC.
It’s a familiar condition among the broadcast networks in their latest round of an aging tradition. For the Fall TV Season, there are too many new shows, with too many of them trying too hard to please.

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‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller declines Russian invite, comes out as gay

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Actor and screenwriter Wentowrth Miller, best known for his role on the Fox series "Prison Break," came out as gay on Wednesday in an open letter in which he declined an invitation to be a guest of honor at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia.

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GLAAD finds movie industry lags well behind TV in featuring LGBT roles

| Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Focus FeaturesThis film image shows the animated character Mitch, voiced by Casey Affleck, in a scene from "ParaNorman." The character was revealed at the end to be gay.
NEW YORK -- We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, according to media watchdog group GLAAD.

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NBC tells LGBT employees it will keep them safe during Sochi Olympics

| Friday, August 9, 2013
NEW YORK -- NBC is assuring its gay and lesbian employees who may cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi that it will do everything possible to keep them safe following Russia's passage of anti-gay law.

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AIDS activist Sean Sasser dies

| Thursday, August 8, 2013
Sean Sasser
AIDS activist and educator Sean Sasser has died, according to an announcement Wednesday evening by longtime friends.

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TV, internet personality B. Scott suing BET for discrimination

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
B. Scott
Television and internet personality and fashion blogger B. Scott said Wednesday he is suing BET, claiming the network humiliated him during the recent BET Awards by yanking him off the show because he was wearing women's clothes.

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Is Ellen DeGeneres part of motion picture academy’s push for diversity?

| Sunday, August 4, 2013
Ellen DeGeneres
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences isn't as much of an old-boys' club as it used to be. The group named two women to prominent positions this week, including Friday's announcement that Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Oscar show.

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An Interview with ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star Laverne Cox

| Sunday, August 4, 2013
Laverne Cox carries a powerful presence. Tall, long flowing hair, pouting lips, and a gaze that looks both daunting and welcoming at the same time. But don’t her looks fool you, Alabama born, this girl is a sweet-southerner at heart -- and, Laverne is transgender.

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