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New York premiere of 'Ricki And The Flash'

Laverne Cox - New York premiere of 'Ricki And The Flash' at AMC Lincoln Square Theater - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Monday 3rd August 2015

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Chakrams At The Ready! Who Should Play Xena In The Rumoured TV Re-Boot?


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So, rumours are circulating that a modern reboot of the 90s cult show 'Xena: Warrior Princess' is set to hit screens in the near future. It would be great to see Lucy Lawless back in that badass leather corset but, chances are, if it does ever return, it's likely to have a new wearer. But who should it be?

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In a world where feminism has become re-invigorated and strong female role models are being taken seriously in movies and on the small screen, it seems only right that 'Xena: Warrior Princess' be brought back as part of this phenomenon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are involved in her resurrection (literally) with the series suggested to arrive in 2016 and take on a kind of Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' angle. Original star Lucy Lawless is keen to crush our dreams, though, telling Twitter, 'Sorry, friends! news of a #Xena reboot is just a rumor. I'd love it to happen one day but it's still in the wishful thinking stage', but it still got us thinking about who we'd like to see in the role if it ever did come back.

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Laverne Cox Shares Pictures From First Meeting (In Person) With Caitlyn Jenner


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Laverne Cox has finally met Caitlyn Jenner! The two women have been communicating on the phone and social media but had never met in person until a private showing of Jenner's upcoming reality series, I am Cait. Cox shared two pictures from the private screening on Instagram on Monday (20th July). In one picture, Cox poses alongside Jenner and, in the other photograph, Cox and Jenner pose with the other guests at the screening.

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox at New York Week for Men's S/S 2016 in 2015.

Read More: Laverne Cox Will Be The First Transgender Person To Receive A Madame Tussauds Wax Figure.

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Wilhelmina models host New York Fashion Week Men's S/S 2016 Party

Laverne Cox - Wilhelmina models host New York Fashion Week Men's S/S 2016 Party at Marquee at New York Fashion Week - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 16th July 2015

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J.K. Rowling Calls Twitter User ‘An Idiot’ After He Criticises Wimbledon Champ Serena Williams’ Appearance


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J.K. Rowling is one of those magical sort of people who will always stand up to a bully and she’s frequently made a point of using social media as a tool to stop cyber bullies from continuing to spread hate. Today, after Serena Williams won the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon, one Twitter user criticised Williams’ appearance and Rowling had something to say about it.

J.K. RowlingJ.K. Rowling responded to a cyber bully who felt it necessary to make comments about Serena Williams' physique.

Read More: J.K. Rowling Announces Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for 2016.

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Grandma Trailer


Elle Reid may be tough, but she's struggling coping with a recent break-up with her girlfriend. If that wasn't enough to contend with, her 18-year-old granddaughter Sage has just shown up at her house, and she needs over $600 immediately. She's pregnant and Elle's financial situation isn't at its best, but she's determined to do everything she can to help her granddaughter. She takes her on a roadtrip to recover cash from Sage's ex-boyfriend - and while her method of extracting money could be more polite, Sage is glad of her company when she manages to obtain it. Elle gives Sage a lesson in tough-talking as she continues to tour the country selling her possessions and begging cash of some old friends. When the pair arrive to see Sage's mom, it's another story; she's a high-flying business woman and the complete opposite of her mother and daughter - and it's clear to see why Sage chose Elle to help her out.

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2015 BET Awards

Laverne Cox - 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th June 2015

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2015 amfAR Inspiration Gala New York

Laverne Cox - 2015 amfAR Inspiration Gala New York at Spring Studios - Outside Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015

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Laverne Cox Will Be The First Transgender Person To Receive A Madame Tussauds Wax Figure


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‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Laverne Cox has been announced as the first transgender person to be immortalised with a Madame Tussauds’ wax figure. Cox’s figure will be displayed in Tussauds’ San Francisco museum and will be unveiled later this month to coincide with the city’s Pride Festival.

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox will soon be a part of Madam Tussauds.

“I am so deeply honoured to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy,” Cox said in a statement. “When I think about being who I am, a black trans woman from a working class background raised in Mobile, Alabama, this honour feels even more improbable and extraordinary.”

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2015 Billboard Awards - Arrivals

Laverne Cox - 2015 Billboard Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 17th May 2015

Grandma - Clip


Elle Reid is an ageing poet recovering from a broken heart following her break-up with her long term girlfriend. When her troubled 18-year-old granddaughter Sage turns up on her doorstep one day, she thinks she finally has the distraction she needs. However, Sage needs $600 and Elle, now being pretty much broke, can't give it to her. Instead, she offers to drive her around on a long road trip to recover cash from various friends and ex-boyfriends; though it's not only cash they find on the way. Numerous secrets are uncovered and old conflict is resurfaced, and Sage is forced to face responsibility and start becoming an adult. At the same time, Elle knows it's time for her to start thinking about the most important things in life, accept the troubles of her past and stop living under the 'tough woman' guise.

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Laverne Cox Reveals Inspiring Reason Why She Posed Naked For 'Allure'


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Laverne Cox, the trans gender actress best known for her role as Sophia in Orange Is the New Black, posed naked for Allure in a series of beautiful photographs. 30-year-old Cox explained her decision to pose in the nude and joked about her casual preparation for the shoot even, contrary to the advice of friends, enjoying a dinner of mac and cheese rather than partaking of recommended juices the night before.

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox has posed naked for Allure in a series of beautiful shots alongside actresses Jordana BrewsterKatheryn Winnick, Nicole Beharie and Sandrine Holt.

Read More: Sam Smith, Transparent And The Imitation Game Lead The Way, As The 2015 Glaad Media Awards Nominees Are Announced.

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Sam Smith, 'Transparent' And 'The Imitation Game' Lead The Way, As The 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Nominees Are Announced


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The nominees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards have just been announced, with Sam Smith, 'Transparent' and The Imitation Game all being recognised. The annual awards, which recognises and honours media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, are now in their 26th year.

Sam SmithSam Smith has been nominated in the outstanding music artist category

ABC leads as the broadcast network with the most nominations at six, while HBO has the most nods of any cable network with five. For the first time in the award's history the outstanding drama series and comedy series categories have been expanded, taking the maximum nominees from five to 10.

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Video - Lupita Nyong'o Turns Heads At The 2014 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards - Part 4


'12 Years a Slave' star Lupita Nyong'o was among the many stunning arrivals outside Carnegie Hall in New York where the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards took place. She was her usual elegant self in an embellished, long-sleeved, white A-line dress with matching stilettos.

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Gender Identity Is Explored As Jeffrey Tambor Takes On A Tough Role In 'Transparent'


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Potentially one of the most important dramas to ever hit the internet is now being aired on Amazon Prime. Starring Jeffrey Tambor as a recently un-closeted transgender parent, 'Transparent' presents a heart-warming story of identity, love and acceptance.

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Jeffrey Tambor in a very different kind of acting role

Tambor (known for his roles in 'Arrested Development' and 'The Hangover') takes on what could be the most challenging role of his career in 'Transparent'. The series depicts a loving parent named Maura Pfefferman - formerly known as Mort - who has decided after 70-years-old of living that she can no longer dress like the man she physically appears to be. In a brave move, she begins to transform herself into a woman, though it breaks her heart to see her beloved children so shocked and confused. Meanwhile, it seems she's not the only one who has been keeping secrets, and she's certainly not the only one battling inner demons.

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