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Melissa McCarthy, Niecy Nash-Betts and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Named West Hollywood Pride Parade Icons

The Icons for the 2023 WeHo Pride Parade are Melissa McCarthy, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Laith Ashley, Niecy Nash-Betts and Jessica Betts, announced the city of West Hollywood and WeHo Pride producer JJLA, Jeff Consoletti. The recipients have been honored with the Drag Icon Award, the Breakthrough Icon Award, the Trailblazer Icon award and the Ally […]

Academy of Motion Pictures Releases ‘Art of the Documentary’ Podcast, Hosted By Jim LeBrecht

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has launched an Academy Originals podcast, “The Art of the Documentary.” The new podcast is hosted by Oscar-nominee and “Crip Camp” documentarian Jim LeBrecht. The six-episode season will include LeBrecht sitting down with documentary filmmakers, as they reveal to the host and the audience their filmmaking processes. […]

‘Fire Island,’ ‘Heartstopper’ and ‘We’re Here’ Win Top Prizes at GLAAD Media Awards — Full Winners List

This year’s GLAAD Media Awards in New York city honored shows and movies like “Fire Island,” “Anything’s Possible,” “Heartstopper” and “We’re Here.” The awards were handed out Saturday night at the New York Hilton Midtown and the ceremony was hosted by “What We Do in the Shadows” star Harvey Guillén. Maren Morris received the excellence […]

‘Stranger Things’ Final Season Faces Delays Due to Writers Strike

“Stranger Things” has halted work on its final season, as series co-creators and co-showrunners Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, known as the Duffer brothers, shared a statement announcing that starting production “is not possible” during the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. The Duffers issued a statement from the Stranger Writers Twitter account, which has […]

Jeremy Renner Shares Workout Video as Snowplow Accident Recovery Continues: ‘The Body Is Miraculous’

Four months after Jeremy Renner‘s traumatic snowplow accident, the actor continues to share his path to recovery. On Jan. 1, Renner was hospitalized after breaking over 30 bones and suffering orthopedic injuries and blunt chest trauma when his 14,330-pound snowplow ran him over as he attempted to reach his nephew in the snow. After making a significant […]

Why Bands Need Couples Therapy and the Emotional Weight of a Fan’s Love Discussed in Mental Health Series ‘Green Room Talks’

Hitmaker Jenna Andrews’ “The Green Room Talks” digital series takes on difficult topics like drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, anxiety and depression in its latest episode. Featuring Ryan Dusick, Maroon 5 founding member and former drummer, Shirley Halperin, Variety’s executive editor, music, and Angie Pagano, founder and CEO of AMP Entertainment, the four discussed […]