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The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option

The Future of ‘Transparent’ is Trans: Why Recasting Jeffrey Tambor’s Role with a Trans Actress is the Best Option
Jeffrey Tambor has quit “Transparent” in advance of Season 5, and it’s unclear what the show — which was renewed for a fifth season in August, before the fourth season even aired — might look like without its trans parent.

Jill Soloway’s Emmy-winning Amazon series was inspired by her own parent’s transition and has been largely constructed around Tambor’s Pfefferman family matriarch, Maura. The show needs Maura, even if it does not need Tambor, so the most obvious solution might also be the best one: Recast the role. More specifically, recast the role with a trans actress.

Though imagining a new figure stepping into the show’s close-knit family dynamic may sound jarring, there’s plenty of precedent: Just look to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Roseanne,” “That ’70s Show” or even “Pretty Little Liars.
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Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special

Golden Globes: Debra Messing, Eric McCormack to Host 75th Anniversary Special
Debra Messing and Eric McCormack are teaming up to celebrate a milestone for the Golden Globes.

The “Will & Grace” co-stars will host “Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special,” in honor of the biggest moments in the awards ceremony’s history. The two-hour event airs Dec. 13 on NBC.

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christine Lahti, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Kate Winslet and Brad Goreski are among the notables who will appear in new interviews during the program. It is produced by Dick Clark Productions (Dcp) in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
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Showtime's 'The L Word' Revival Finds Its Showrunner

Showtime's 'The L Word' Revival Finds Its Showrunner
Showtime's The L Word revival just inched a step closer to becoming a reality.

Playwright and screenwriter Marja-Lewis Ryan has been tapped to serve as showrunner and exec producer of the drama, which remains in development at the premium cable network.

The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken will also exec produce alongside Ryan and original series stars Jennifer Beals (Bette), Katherine Moennig (Shane) and Leisha Hailey (Alice).

"Ilene and the original L Word made me believe that my voice mattered,” Ryan said. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to usher in the next generation of diverse queer people. I couldn’t imagine a better time...
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees
Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Detroit” and “Mudbound” are among the top film nominees for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.

On the TV side, Netflix and OWN dominate the race with multiple noms for “Dear White People,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Queen Sugar” and “Greenleaf.”

In music, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z grabbed five nominations apiece. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay landed a nomination in the entertainer of the year category alongside Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z.

The motion picture nominations went to “Detroit,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Marshall,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” “Detroit” also landed a slot in the indie film category alongside “Last Flag Flying,” “Mudbound,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” and “Wind River.”

Greenleaf” and “Queen Sugar” are nommed for drama series, vying with Starz’s “Power,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” and WGN’s now-canceled “Underground.” The bids for best comedy series went to HBO’s “Ballers,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” “Dear White People,” HBO’s “Insecure,” and Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse.”

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is set to host the Jan. 15 ceremony, to air live on TV One.
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‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories

‘American Vandal’ Creators Tease Season 2 Details and Share Their Favorite Fan Theories
After “Who drew the dicks?” became one of the most intriguing TV mysteries of the fall, “American Vandal” is ready to ask a totally different question in Season 2.

Speaking at the Vulture Festival in Hollywood on Sunday night, series co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault and showrunner Dan Lagana reflected on the success of the show’s first season and dropped some hints about Season 2.

In true mystery series fashion, they didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the show’s second season, but they did confirm some extra details related to the most recent teaser.
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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Season 13 Moving Forward With or Without Glenn Howerton
The gang from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” took part in a panel discussion at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon, but they’re keeping a tight lid on what’s coming for Season 13.

Though early in the discussion, co-creator Rob McElhenney said they were preparing to start up the writers’ room again, but would not say whether Glenn Howerton will be returning for the 2018 season.

“We’re getting back to the writers’ room in February [2018],” McElhenney said. Later in the discussion, he said production is slated to start in April and the release date would be in the fall of 2018.
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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

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Al Franken Will Be Cut From PBS’ Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
In the wake of last week’s sexual harassment headlines surrounding Al Franken, PBS is cutting the U.S. Senator and “Saturday Night Live” alum from their taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony for David Letterman. The tribute, which will air on PBS on Monday night, took place in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23 and saw several of Letterman’s peers, including Franken, give tributes to the former “Late Show” host. PBS says it will edit Franken’s speech out of the broadcast, saying in a statement that “PBS and Weta, the producing station, felt that the inclusion of Senator.
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CBS, PBS Suspend Charlie Rose In Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Updated: CBS and PBS have suspended Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations against him. In statements provided to Deadline, CBS News CBS News said "Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter." “PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations,” the broadcaster said in a statement of its own on Monday. “We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose. ‘Charlie Rose" is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an…
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Flash Stars Preview Barry's Obsession With The Thinker, 'WestAllen' Tension

Flash Stars Preview Barry's Obsession With The Thinker, 'WestAllen' Tension
The Thinker is about to become Public Enemy No. 1 for “WestAllen” ‘shippers.

During this Tuesday’s The Flash (The CW, 8/7c), Barry’s fixation with stopping the Big Bad causes “a little bit of tension” between the speedster and his fiancée Iris, star Candice Patton shared during TVLine’s visit to the show’s Vancouver set. “Iris is going to be a little worried about how serious he’s taking this DeVoe character.”

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When it comes to Team Flash’s Season 4 foe, “there’s a lot more
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Former Adult Star Asia Carrera’s 11 Year Old Daughter is a Full-Time College Student

Some people are so incredibly gifted that it is hard to believe. Just think about how difficult it can be to get into college these days. Then think about how hard it is to succeed academically once you are enrolled. Only then will you realize what an amazingly bright person Catty Lemmon is. Catty is the youngest student at Dixie State University. She is currently 11 years old, although she aced her SATs when she was 10. She was able to complete her studies up to the 8th grade in only four years. Clearly, her story is remarkable in many

Former Adult Star Asia Carrera’s 11 Year Old Daughter is a Full-Time College Student
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Hollywood’s Obsession With Capes and How They Are Used

The obsession that Hollywood has with capes and how they’ve been used has changed over the years. To be understood first and foremost capes do have a different effect with men and women. Typically a cape on a man will signify some semblance of authority, of power, and even strength in some cases. In women it’s more about style, elegance, and displaying a regal bearing that tells a story of riches, power, and an air of superiority that is displayed with a definite sense of flair. Capes are for the most part all about aesthetic when it comes to Hollywood,

Hollywood’s Obsession With Capes and How They Are Used
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Charlie Rose Suspended by PBS, CBS After 8 Women Accuse Him of Sexual Harassment — Read His Apology

Charlie Rose Suspended by PBS, CBS After 8 Women Accuse Him of Sexual Harassment — Read His Apology
Charlie Rose says he’s “greatly embarrassed” after multiple women accused the 75-year-old newsman of sexual harassment.

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In a shocking new report from the Washington Post, eight women have come forward with similar stories about the CBS/PBS anchor acting inappropriately; stories of his behavior include Rose making sexually inappropriate phone calls, exposing himself and groping women without their permission. The accusations range in date from the 1990s to 2011.

“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,
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‘Designated Survivor’: Breckin Meyer Set To Recur In Season 2

Men at Work creator and former Franklin & Bash star Breckin Meyer is set for a recurring role opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the second season of of ABC's drama series Designated Survivor, from the Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. Meyer will play Trey Kirkman, the polar opposite of his older brother, Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), in temperament and life choices. Trey is smart, outgoing, a bit of a free spirit but grounded enough to have forged a successful career in the…
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21st Century Fox Implements Workplace Professionalism And Inclusion Council

As part of its efforts to resolve sexual harassment claims at Fox News–and as a component of one $90 million settlement in particular–21st Century Fox has formed the Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council. Six workplace and inclusion experts will serve on the council, with four of them coming from outside the company. The new body will, in the words of the company’s official announcement, “advise Fox News and its senior management in its ongoing efforts…
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Golden Globes: Seth Meyers Reportedly Nears Deal to Host 2018 Ceremony

Golden Globes: Seth Meyers Reportedly Nears Deal to Host 2018 Ceremony
It’s going to be a Late Night at January’s Golden Globes ceremony: Seth Meyers is reportedly close to signing on to host the 2018 edition of the annual awards show.

The report comes from our sister site Variety, who notes that the Jan. 7 ceremony is just seven weeks away, so an official announcement should be coming soon. It’s a natural fit: NBC airs the Golden Globes, and Meyers hosts NBC’s Late Night. (His late-night colleague Jimmy Fallon hosted the 2017 ceremony.) Variety says the network also approached Ellen DeGeneres, Tiffany Haddish and the duo of Tina Fey and
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Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women, Apologizes for Acting ‘Insensitively’

Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women, Apologizes for Acting ‘Insensitively’
Eight women have accused talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose of sexual harassment in a new report from The Washington Post. The accusations say Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward all eight women, which includes walking around naked in their presence, having lewd phone calls with them in which he shares sexual fantasies, and groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.

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According to The Post, the women ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the times of the alleged encounters. They were all employees or aspired to work on “Charlie Rose” from the late 1990s to 2011. Three of the eight spoke on the record, while five have chosen to remain anonymous “out of fear of Rose’s stature in the industry.” Five women say Rose put his hands on their legs as a test to see how they would react,
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Inside How Stranger Things 2 Created a Bigger, Badder Upside Down

The Upside Down, a parallel dimension accessible through the sleepy town of Hawkins, Indiana, is a haunting campfire story come to life. When Netflix's Stranger Things became the surprise summer breakout of 2016, fans glommed onto the moody, atmospheric netherworld, and the truly terrifying monsters

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TV & Film Casting Biz Disrupted: Fox’s Decision To Drop Breakdown Services For Casting Networks & Its Fallout

There is a potentially seismic shift underway in the theatrical casting software business, which for decades had been dominated by Gary Marsh’s Breakdown Services. The casting community was shocked last week when Fox — 20th Century Fox TV and its division Fox 21 TV Studios, as well as movie studio 20th Century Fox — dropped Breakdown and replaced it with Casting Networks, a primarily commercial casting service known by its operating brand La Casting, which is newly…
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If Donald Trump Were a Harry Potter Wizard (Comic)

I mean no offense to Dorkly since I’m laughing so hard at the moment, but from their representation of Trump as a Harry Potter wizard they must really not think much of him. To each their own, I won’t judge and I won’t say anything other than what’s represented in the comics. It’s hard to keep my fingers on the keys however since I am still laughing and getting a kick out of this. So shall we examine each one a bit? Here goes: Sorting Hat It seems like the sorting hat would know as soon as Trump got within

If Donald Trump Were a Harry Potter Wizard (Comic)
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