Movie About SCOTUS Case On Marriage Equality Already in the Works

scotus_gay_flagLess than two weeks ago, a monumental Supreme Court decision was reached that guaranteed marriage equality for same-sex couples. This piece of American history that will populate text books and be remembered as one of the largest steps forward for the LGBT community will, in the great American tradition, also be turned into a feature film.

The New York Times reported that 20th Century Fox bought the life rights to Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the law suit that resulted in the recognition of same-sex marriage in the country. Obergefell’s attorney, Al Gerhardstein, sold his life rights as well.

The studio also acquired screen rights to the unpublished book about the case that Obergefell plans to write, titled 21 Years to Midnight.

Though the film is at least two years from being finished, the story’s Oscar-worthiness is undeniable.

Kelly Rowland Joins Season 2 of ‘Empire’

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - ArrivalsThe break-out show, Empire, has expanded its roster to include former Destiny’s Child star, Kelly Rowland. The singer will appear in the forthcoming season of the Fox show, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed.

In the series, Rowland will be Lucious Lyons’s mother, a role which will be played in a flashback.

Rowland, however, won’t be the only big name gracing the series’ highly-anticipated return. According to E!Online, Rowland will be joining Marisa Tomei, Alicia Keys, and Chris Rock for the second season, which is set to premiere September 23.

Marvel Wants Beyoncé For Comic Book Movie Role?

celebs 13If Marvel likes Beyoncé, then they should put a ring on it.

The Daily Star is reporting that Marvel Studios wants singer and part-time actress Beyoncé Knowles to join the Avengers.

“We would love to have Beyoncé on board, almost certainly as a newcomer to the screen from Marvel’s existing catalogue of comic book characters,” an unnamed senior executive at Disney told The Daily Star. Continue reading

Nicole Kidman Kissed Naomi Watts, Not Apologizing for It

nikki_nomesNicole Kidman is one of the bravest actresses in Hollywood. She donned a prosthetic nose to play Virginia Woolf in The Hours, got all kinds of abused in Dogville, peed on Zac Efron in The Paperboy and her greatest acting challenge to date — Tom Cruise’s beard wife for the better part of a decade. But the Oscar-winning Aussie wasn’t always so fearless, as she explained at the recent Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards.

Back when she was a full-time redhead and just getting her thespian legs, Kidman turned down a role in then-aspiring director Jane Campion’s student film, A Girl’s Own Story:

“I am horrified to report that I passed on the part she offered me. My excuse was that I had final exams to study for, but the truth is the part would have required me to appear up on the screen wearing a shower cap and kissing a girl…I wanted to be the kind of actress with long flowing hair [who] kissed boys. I was not ready to do the kind of work that threatened anybody. Well, today I know better and I say, ‘Jane, if you’re out there…I’m ready to don this cap.” Continue reading

Sony Email Hack Reveals Spiderman Isn’t Allowed To Be Gay

Andrew Garfield as SpidermanAccording to a leaked agreement between Sony and Marvel, there are a great number of things Spiderman can’t do or be: He’s “not a homosexual;” he “does not abuse alcohol;” he “does not use foul language;” he “does not have sex with anyone below the age of 16.”

However, there are also several character traits he absolutely must possess: he is unswervingly “Caucasian;” he “gains powers from being bitten by a spider;” and, though “heterosexual,” he still has the innate know-how to “design his first red and blue costume.”

For a fellow who’s able to shoot thin ropes of spider-web out of his wrists to traverse New York skyscrapers and catch enemies in a viscous mess of goo, the poor guy is kept on an astonishingly tight leash. Continue reading

STITCHES AND BRITCHES

stitches and britchesAll my life, I have tried to understand the world of fashion. I have tried to understand why I shouldn’t wear brown and black together (I refuse to use the word ‘can’t’ here), but it seems to be a mortal sin by some people’s standards). I have tried to get the drift of colour blocking, layering and every other fashion trend that has made it to the forefront every year. I have tried to know the importance of why a large buckled belt is more suitable for my jeans than my simple black thin belt. I really have tried, but in the class of fashion and style, I seem to always sit in the dunce corner with my cone-shaped hat steadily on…and that’s just men’s fashion.

So, imagine my absolute incredulity when I woke up on Tuesday morning to see my BBM and Instagram timelines flooded with images from the Met Gala. It has to be said that this annual event is really a fundraiser for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and it heralds the beginning of the exhibition for that year. So in line with this, there is a running theme every year; and guess what? China was served this year. In spades! No one asked how much was raised o…not at all! It was all about who wore what. Continue reading

Reese Witherspoon is not a fan of actors who won’t play gay characters

Great American Songbook Event Honoring Bryan Lourd - ArrivalsReese Witherspoon has lashed out at a number of Hollywood leading men and women who refuse to play gay characters.

During an interview with PrideSource, the Legally Blonde actress said: “I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles. The whole point of being an actor is to transform.

“If people don’t understand that we need to be malleable in our sexuality, then I think they need to lighten up.”

The star is set to play opposite Sofia Vergara in upcoming film Hot Pursuit – in which the pair’s characters, at one point, have to pretend to be lesbians. Continue reading

Laverne Cox Is One Of People’s Most Beautiful Women

1E0A07BCIt’s hard to remember a time before Laverne Cox, but it’s actually been less than two years since she first wowed audiences the world over with her portrayal of Sophia in Orange Is the New Black. In that time, she’s risen to icon status, raising awareness and understanding of transgender issues with poise and eloquence, and dazzling us with her beauty and talent. It was just over a year ago that she became the first trans women to grace the cover of a mainstream publication with TIME’s ‘The Transgender Tipping Point,’ and now she’s been named one of the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Women’ by People. Continue reading

Bradley Cooper Hopes To Direct and Co-Star with Beyoncé in ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake

star_is_beyoncedAh, A Star Is Born — ageless and evergreen. The classic tale of a future has-been eclipsed by the rising stardom of his more talented wife has been remade more times in Hollywood than Kim Kardashian’s changed lovers. Hoping to turn this dream into a reality, noted Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is in talks with Warner Bros. to make his directorial debut with the film, according to Deadline. But who — who, I ask?! — could possibly fill the shoes immortally inhabited by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand?

Beyoncé…

Say it softly, and it’s almost like praying. Continue reading

Piers Morgan blasts the Dolce and Gabbana boycott, says it’s another word for bullying

_54288832_piers_morgan_bbcPiers Morgan has savaged the boycott of Dolce and Gabbana after the pair’s dismissal of ‘non-traditional’ families – claiming that a boycott is “just another word for bullying”.

Legendary fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – who are gay themselves – made the controversial comments in an interview this week, when they said in part: “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”

Sir Elton John – who has sons Zachary and Elijah with his husband David Furnish – told the pair: ” How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic’… your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”

Writing in the Mail, former journalist Piers Morgan said that while he supports gay rights and supports Sir Elton, he believes boycotts are “bullying”. Continue reading