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Chris Evans’ villain streak continues

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 25, 2020 16:15:53 February 25, 2020 16:15:53
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Ever since leaving Captain America behind, Chris Evans seems determined to shed the mantle of superhero by playing villains. His first role post-Cap was in Knives Out; sometime this year he has an Apple TV show about a dad whose son maybe killed a classmate, which isn’t exactly a villain role but is definitely morally conflicted in a way Captain America is not; and now he is in talks to play Orin Scrivello, the bad-guy dentist in an upcoming remake of Little Shop of Horrors (the role was played by Steve Martin in the 1986 movie). Full Story

Monday, September 23, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Billy Porter made history last night at the Emmys as the first openly gay black man to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Pose. He now has the EGT: Emmy, Grammy, Tony. Three down, one to go. During his acceptance speech, he quoted James Baldwin:  “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here.  Read Full Intro

The TONYs Are Better TV Than The Oscars. I Said It. 

Duana Posted by Duana at June 10, 2019 15:26:03 June 10, 2019 15:26:03
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Confession: I missed the beginning of the show live, including host James Corden’s over 10-minute opening number, and saw it after I’d watched the rest of the show.  I didn’t think that would shift the fabric of my whole viewing experience, but I saw more than a couple of grumpy-assed reviews this morning, and I disagree with them vehemently. Full Story

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Let Billy Porter host a truth-telling roundtable

Sarah Posted by Sarah at June 7, 2019 16:32:33 June 7, 2019 16:32:33
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Award season roundtable roulette continues, and this time, it’s the drama dudes up to bat. The roundtable features Stephan James (Homecoming), Diego Luna (Narcos), Richard Madden (Bodyguard), Billy Porter (Pose), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon). That’s a solid group, and just as with the comedy gals Full Story