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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Invites Trump to Talk Self-Identifying in Transgender Community

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Invites Trump to Talk Self-Identifying in Transgender Community
Before President Trump enacts new policies essentially erasing the transgender community ... Carmen Carrera wants one swing -- a diplomatic one -- at convincing him he's dead wrong. The "RuPaul's Drag Race" star tells TMZ ... she's willing to sit down with Potus -- despite their huge differences -- and make it clear to him that trans people Do exist and it's their right to self-identify. Icymi, Trump's administration is reportedly considering a policy that would identify
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Candis Cayne Condemns Trump's New Gender Policy

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Candis Cayne Condemns Trump's New Gender Policy
Actress Candis Cayne is outraged at President Trump's reported plan to enforce strict new guidelines about transgender people -- because she says his real goal is silencing the community. Candis -- who is transgender and was featured on her pal Caitlyn Jenner's reality show -- went on "The Morning Beat" with Jai and Mikalah Monday on Out Now Radio ... and ripped Trump. She thinks it's obvious he wants to shut down any national conversation about trans people,
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‘The Magicians’: Syfy Sets Season 4 Premiere, Releases Sneak Peek Trailer – NY Comic Con

  • Deadline
Syfy will conjure up Season 4 of The Magicians at 9 Pm Wednesday, January 23, producers announced at New York Comic Con today. In addition to the premiere date, a sneak peek trailer also was unveiled. Check it out above.

The Magicians, based on the best-selling novels by Lev Grossman, follows young Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his friends as they discover their magical abilities and ward off evil creatures who threaten to destroy the magical world Quentin and his friends have come to know.

Last season, Quentin and friends embarked on the epic quest of the seven keys to restore lost magic. In the finale, just as the magicians had restored magic by unlocking the fountain at the other end of the Wellspring, the Library, Irene McAllistair
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Candis Cayne Lists English Tudor Hillside Cottage in Glendale’s Adams Hill ‘Hood

  • Variety
Candis Cayne Lists English Tudor Hillside Cottage in Glendale’s Adams Hill ‘Hood
Groundbreaking actress and entertainer Candis Cayne has her home in the bohemian, up-and-coming Adams Hill neighborhood in the southeastern foothills of Glendale, Calif., up for sale at $1.285 million. Cayne, a legendary drag performer before she blazed showbiz trails as the first transgender actress to portray a recurring transgender character on primetime TV in ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money” and who more recently popped up on “Elementary” and portrayed the Fairy Queen on the third season of the fantasy drama series “The Magicians,” hopes to just about double her money on the property that last traded in late 2012 for $650,000. Perched remarkably high on a precipitous slope, it’s a long, thigh-burning and fanny-toning three flights up from the street level two-car garage to the front door of the imposing and ever-so-slightly spooky 1920s English Tudor Revival cottage that contains three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms plus a self-contained one-bedroom and one-bathroom guesthouse, all in 2,627 square-feet.
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10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know about Candis Cayne

If you looked at her for just a short amount of time you might think that she’s little more than just an attractive woman, but Candis Cayne has a little more to her than that. Some people might not agree with the whole transgender idea but the great thing is that they don’t have to. Their opinion usually means less than nothing to the people that identify as women in men’s bodies and vice versa. The sad part is that a lot of people are still afraid to come out and be who they want to be and act in

10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know about Candis Cayne
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There's Even More Evidence That Caitlyn Jenner Is Dating a 21-Year-Old Model and We're Like, Get It, Girl!

Okurr! Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly dating a 21-year-old college student and model named Sophia Hutchins. Cait brought the beauty as her date to the GLAAD Awards on April 12, but their alleged romance goes back to last year. According to Radar Online, the I Am Cait alum, 68, whisked her new blonde partner away to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in 2017 for a romantic vacation. Despite their drastic age difference — Sophia is the same age as Caitlyn’s daughter Kendall Jenner! — the two looked happier than ever when they touched back down in the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 30. The proof of a relationship has been growing ever since. It is now being reported that Caitlyn is ready to tie the knot with the blonde beauty. "They consider each other soulmates and freely admit they couldn't imagine a life with anyone else at this point," a source told Radar. However, don't expect the Kardashians,
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: ABC categories for ‘Roseanne,’ ‘black-ish,’ ‘The Good Doctor’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for ABC. For this season, the alphabet network has returning nominee “black-ish”, the relaunch of “Roseanne” and newcomer “The Good Doctor” (Freddie Highmore) as part of their 2018 campaign. ABC Studios also has several programs on other networks such as “Smilf” (Showtime) and “Code Black” (CBS).

See‘Roseanne’ premiere: 6 exclusive red carpet interviews with Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert and more [Watch]

Below, the list of ABC lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy and drama series. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

American Housewife

Comedy Series

Comedy Actress – Katy Mixon

Comedy Supporting Actress – Julia Butters, Meg Donnelly, Carly Hughes, Ali Wong

Comedy Supporting Actor – Diedrich Bader, Daniel Dimaggio

Comedy Guest
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New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 14, March 22, 2018 Episode Storyline Teasers Revealed By ABC

Happy Friday and weekend "Grey's Anatomy" fans. Now that episode 15 has wrapped up,ABC delivered a couple of new storyline scoops to expect to see in the new, upcoming episode 16 of its current season 14. It turns out that Jackson is going to have to take a break from Maggie. Elsewhere, Jo gives Bailey some help with a trauma patient after she and Meredith run into some issues and more. The production team have titled episode 16, "Caught Somewhere in Time." These storyline teasers come from ABC's press release which starts off in all caps: "It's A Family Affair When Jackson, Catherine And Richard Perform A Groundbreaking Vaginoplasty Surgery On A Transgender Patient." The press release's main description tells us that we'll see Jackson and Maggie having a wonderful time together. However, that's going to get cut short as Jackson will have to quickly direct his attention to a major vaginoplasty surgery that's about to take place.
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Grey's Recap: May the Best Doctor Win

Grey's Recap: May the Best Doctor Win
“It’s not gonna kill you” is always high on the list of things one wants to hear in the hospital. But, in Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy, April isn’t saying it to reassure a patient that they aren’t at death’s door, she’s saying it to chill out her fellow doctors, who are stunned to learn that, to compete in the Grey Sloan Surgical Innovation Contest that she wound up in charge of, they have to write a proposal in three days. Which of Kepner’s peers made it to Phase 2 of the contest? Read on…
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‘The Good Doctor’ Featured a Teenage Transgender Actress, Raising the Bar for Representation Yet Again

‘The Good Doctor’ Featured a Teenage Transgender Actress, Raising the Bar for Representation Yet Again
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Good Doctor” episode titled, “She.”]

On Monday’s episode of “The Good Doctor,” Sophie Giannamore guest stars as a young transgender girl who comes to San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital with a medical emergency. What’s significant about this casting is that Giannamore is actually a transgender actress in real life.

In the episode, Giannamore plays Quinn, a young girl who comes in with abdominal pains, but when she’s examined and found to have a penis, Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is confused about why she identifies as female. He continues to use male pronouns “he” and “him” to refer to Quinn, and insists that biology is the only way to determine someone’s gender.

Read More:‘The Good Doctor’ Is the Perfect Show for Anyone Who Feels Like an Outsider, Marginalized, or Misunderstood

Shaun’s natural curiosity leads him to ask some awkward “inflammatory” questions that his
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Grey's Anatomy Paves the Way For Groundbreaking Transgender TV Storytelling

This month, Grey's Anatomy broke new ground with the introduction of a major transgender character, and now the show is taking things even further. The veteran ABC drama has cast actress Candis Cayne for a "groundbreaking" transgender story arc that will unfold over multiple episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cayne will portray a transgender patient who comes to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to receive a cutting-edge "vaginoplasty" surgery. Cayne's character arc is based on a true story. In real life, Jess Ting - the director of surgery at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai - created this exact surgery with the help of a transgender woman named Hayley Anthony. According to Grey's showrunner Krista Vernoff, the surgery "revolutionizes the making of a vagina and we thought that was a really cool story and [Cayne] is playing a character inspired by something we read." The news comes
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TVLine Items: Grey's Plots Transgender Arc, Roseanne Cast to 20/20 and More

TVLine Items: Grey's Plots Transgender Arc, Roseanne Cast to 20/20 and More
Candis Cayne is set to appear in a multiple-episode arc on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cayne (The Magicians) will play a transgender patient that receives a vaginoplasty surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

“[The surgery] revolutionizes the making of a vagina, and we thought that was a really cool story,” Grey’s showrunner Krista Vernoff told the trade.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The cast of ABC’s Roseanne revival will appear on a corporately synergistic special edition of 20/20 on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10/11c. Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and others from the cast of the sitcom,
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Grey's Anatomy Admits Candis Cayne for "Groundbreaking" Season 14 Transgender Storyline

Grey's Anatomy Admits Candis Cayne for
Grey's Anatomy remains committed to telling stories involving the transgender community in season 14. E! News has confirmed that the long-running ABC medical drama has cast Candis Cayne in a multiple-episode arc to air later this season. The actress and former I Am Cait star will play a transgender patient who arrives at Grey Sloan Memorial seeking what is being described as a "groundbreaking" vaginoplasty surgery.  Per The Hollywood Reporter, who first broke news of Cayne's casting, the character is inspired by a story of Hayley Anthony, a transgender woman who helped Jess Ting, the director of surgery at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai, create a...
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‘The Magicians’ Season 3 Trailer Shows an Imaginative and Dangerous Overseas Adventure

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‘The Magicians’ Season 3 Trailer Shows an Imaginative and Dangerous Overseas Adventure
Syfy’s “The Magicians” released its Season 3 trailer, and surprisingly enough there’s little to no magic involved. Instead, the quest to restore magic to the world is officially on after the new Kings and Queens of Fillory failed to protect the kingdom last season. Protagonists Quentin, Eliot, Alice, and Margo will fight to bring the magic back, and it looks like they’ll go to any length to do so.

The series is based on the trilogy of novels by Lev Grossman and stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, and Rick Worthy. For Season 3, the series has also added fan-favorite actress Felicia Day. The characters have to work together now more than ever before in order to find the seven keys to balance magic throughout the realm.

Read More:‘The Magicians’ Grand, Expensive Musical Tribute to ‘Les Miserables’ Won’t Be Its Last

Along with new recruit Felicia Day,
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Would you rather?

Time for another edition of our fantasy life instagram game (with a few tweets we couldn't pass up thrown in). The circles we all travel in (virtually) these days! So, would you rather:

... proofread Agnes Varda's Honorary Oscar speech while she naps?

... design lingerie with Megan Fox?

... contemplate the newly chilly weather with Jharrel Jerome from Moonlight?

... look at baby photos with Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan?

... hang out with Rebel Wilson & Anne Hathaway on the set of Nasty Women?

... model perfect jackets with Taika Waititi?

... indulge in a plushy moment with Jesse Bradford?

... hike and rock-hunt with Goldie Hawn?

... get your hair did with Jennifer Ehle?

... do some Mission Impossible stunts with Henry Cavill in glorious Norway?

... sing with Chris Evans' dog?

... or walk an impromptu runway with DJ Lina Bradford and the legendary Candis Cayne?

You own everything!

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide.
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Laverne Cox, Jill Soloway, & Alexandra Billings Talk Trans Representation on TV

Laverne Cox in CBS’ “Doubt

With the Blowhard in Chief’s recent push to ban trans individuals from serving in the military, there is even more of a need for nuanced trans characters in pop culture. This was the topic of conversation when “Orange Is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox, “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway, “Transparent” actress Alexandra Billings, and “Danger and Eggs” creator Shadi Petosky came together for a recent Television Critics Association panel. Sponsored by GLAAD, the event’s main focus was transgender representation on TV.

“There’s still a lot of misconceptions of who trans people are,” Cox commented, per Variety. “There’s so many representations of us being victimized or predators, and those kinds of ideas of who trans people are perpetuate the way people think of us and influence the way policies are made. So it’s so crucial that we have representation that is diverse, that represents the full humanity of trans people.”

Cox added that seeing Candis Cayne on the ABC drama “Dirty Sexy Money” marked the first time she saw a positive portrayal of a trans woman on screen. “[That] changed my life, that changed my career, that made me think it was possible to have be an out trans woman as an actor.”

As Cox’s story suggests, it’s essential that trans stories be told and trans actors be hired to tell them — a sentiment shared in ScreenCrush’s recent “Why Hollywood Needs Trans Actors” video.

The appearance of three trans women on “The Phil Donahue Show” marked a turning point for Billings. “There were these three beautiful, sparkly, shiny human beings, witty and intelligent and talking about all aspects of their life,” Billings recalled. “And as the interview went on I found out they were all trans women, and I said out loud, ‘Oh, there I am.’ I recognized immediately that they were part of my tribe.”

Soloway and Petosky shared instances of negative trans representation in pop culture, where trans or nonbinary characters were painted as sick or abnormal. Petosky pointed to Buffalo Bill from “Silence of the Lambs.” “It’s bloody and horrible but the worst thing is this guy that wants to be a woman. I remember sinking into my seat at my desk,” she said.

For her part, Soloway talked about the long-running “Saturday Night Live” character Pat. The “Pat” sketches revolve around the titular androgynous character and the other characters’ attempts to figure out whether Pat was a man or a woman. “The idea of pointing at a person and laughing because they were nonbinary? We didn’t realize it at the time, but in looking back — what an awful piece of anti-trans propaganda that was handed out for years,” Soloway stated.

Things have definitely improved since the heyday of Buffalo Bill and Pat, but Cox — who made history as the first trans woman cast a broadcast series regular on the CBS procedural “Doubt” — emphasized that the fight is far from over.

“We have to do better because we have to so many stories that are still not being told,” the Emmy nominee said. “Transition stories are not in and of themselves problematic but often that’s all people focus on. The before and after narrative reinforces that we are not who we say we are.”

Laverne Cox, Jill Soloway, & Alexandra Billings Talk Trans Representation on TV was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Caitlyn Jenner Not “Caught On Date With Ex-Girlfriend” Candis Cayne, Despite Claim

Caitlyn Jenner was not “caught” on a “dinner date” with “ex-girlfriend” Candis Cayne, despite a claim from a clueless tabloid. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust the report and set the record straight. “Back Together? Caitlyn Jenner Caught On Dinner Date With Ex Girlfriend Candis Cayne,” reads a headline on the Star website. The tabloid writes, […]
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Annabelle: Creation and The Beguiled to Screen at La Film Festival 2017

The dangerous doll from The Conjuring franchise is coming to the West Coast this June, as Warner Bros. will present a special advance screening of Annabelle: Creation ahead of its theatrical release this August, with Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled also announced for the festival.

Press Release: Los Angeles (May 23, 2017)— Today the La Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, announced the Gala Screening of New Line Cinema’s Annabelle: Creation, directed by David F. Sandberg and starring Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson with Anthony Lapaglia and Miranda Otto. Also unveiled today, the panels for Diversity Speaks and the Global Media Makers.

Award-winning film company Focus Features will commemorate its 15th anniversary at the La Film Festival with five movies including revival programming and a newly added advance screening of Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled starring Colin Farrell,
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The Magicians Enlists a Nearly Unrecognizable Candis Cayne as the Fairy Queen

The Magicians Enlists a Nearly Unrecognizable Candis Cayne as the Fairy Queen
Get ready to meet the Fairy Queen, Magicians fans! E! News can exclusively reveal that the magical and dangerous deity whose people Margo (Summer Bishil) made quite a deal with last week on the Syfy series will come face-to-face with the High Queen of Fillory in the season two finale and she'll be played by none other than I Am Cait alum Candis Cayne. And judging by the first look photo of Candis in action, the Fairy Queen is not to be trifled with. Consider this a warning, Margo! "I am so excited to be joining Syfy's The Magicians as the highly-anticipated 'Fairy Queen,'" Candis said in a statement. "It was so much fun transforming into this dark and mysterious...
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Ended on a Major Cliffhanger — and Twitter Lost It

RuPaul’s Drag Race Premiere Ended on a Major Cliffhanger — and Twitter Lost It
Spoilers Ahead!

RuPaul’s Drag Race started off the season 9 premiere with a bang, introducing guest judge Lady Gaga, and ending the episode with a shocking twist.

The contestants shantéd their ways across the catwalk, debuting looks that best represented their hometowns, as well as their best Gaga-inspired drag looks.

It wasn’t until after the winner of the first challenge was announced (congrats, Nina Bo’Nina Brown!) that RuPaul revealed a small catch: There would be a 14th contestant joining the fray.

Wait…@RuPaul…whatchu doing?!
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