Litchfield is getting overcrowded with no less than a hundred new inmates getting crammed into the place. Plus, it's not getting any easier for Piper Chapman, who already feels like she's in danger of serious harm most of the time. Now she's got a new enemy within the walls of the Litch who is intent burying her. She may only have a short sentence compared with some of the other inmates, and maybe she's a lot more educated than most of them, but none of that has helped her out yet. There's a new prison guard at the facility too, who is really not getting on well with the female inmates. Meanwhile, Sophia Burset is having a hard time as the only transgender woman on the site, which has always put her as a target for transphobic cattiness but now more so than ever. She's even the victim of a violent attack, and the prejudice threatens her hairstyling business.
Laverne Cox at the 25th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Academy Awards Viewing Party held at The City of West Hollywood Park - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017
CBS has pulled the plug on the legal drama already.
CBS has cancelled legal drama ‘Doubt’ after only two episodes.
The midseason show, which stars Katherine Heigl, was scheduled to run for 13 episodes, but it’s unclear wether the remaining 11 will ever be broadcast.
Katherine Heigl's 'Doubt' has been cancelled by CBS
Continue reading: Katherine Heigl's 'Doubt' Axed After Only Two Episodes
The singer shows off his musical theatre skills as Eddie.
Get your first glimpse of Adam Lambert as Eddie in a new image and clip released from Fox's upcoming re-telling of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. Also starring Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice and Christina Milian, the show will air on the small screen later this week.
Adam Lambert as Eddie in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'
Queen frontman Adam Lambert is set to perform 'Hot Patootie' in the new showing, taking over Meat Loaf's original role as the leather-clad, motorcycle-riding ex-delivery boy Eddie. If you remember the 1975 cult movie, you'll know that things don't end well for this sexy reprobate, who is also the one-time lover of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his groupie Columbia as well as a partial brain donor to Frank's creation Rocky.
Continue reading: First Look At Adam Lambert In Fox's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'
Sarah Shahi was set to star as the detective in the series, which would follow the character now in her 30s.
Iconic female detective Nancy Drew will not be coming back to television, at least on CBS. The network has passed on pilot ‘Drew’, which featured a modern reboot of the character, played by Sarah Shahi, after reportedly finding that the show had tested ‘too female’.
Sarah Shahi stars as Nancy Drew in crime drama ‘Drew’.
The pilot was one of many the network had been deliberating between and it came from former ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ showrunners Joan Rater and Tony Phelan. According to Deadline, bosses at CBS took extra time to deliberate between ‘Drew’ and Rater and Phelan’s other drama pilot ‘Doubt’, with the latter ultimately getting the green light.
Continue reading: CBS Reportedly Passed On Nancy Drew Reboot Because It Was 'Too Female'
It's not just Caitlyn Jenner that's inspired a generation.
The world is still in awe of the bravery and beauty of Caitlyn Jenner, who yesterday celebrated her 66th birthday - or, her very first birthday under her true identity. She sets a fine example for trangender people everywhere, the intimate details of her story being shared on her documentary series 'I Am Cait'.
And thus, in tribute to her, here's a list of the best TV shows and films out there that embrace trans culture; a community that has yet to find itself represented in the same league as non LGBT people, but nonetheless, progress has been made.
Continue reading: The 11 Best Films And TV Shows That Embrace Trans Culture
There's still a long way to go for diversity in television.
The media seems to be determined to spread the message of support for members of the LGBT community, and indeed huge steps have been taken in the world of showbiz to better represent the sexual and gender fluidity of humankind as a whole. However, the fact remains that only 4% of main characters on primetime shows diversify into LGBT territory.
Ruby Rose in Orange Is The New Black
For ten years, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has compiled an annual Where We Are on TV report, exploring just how much the industry has changed/is changing. While there is, indeed, a significant rise in the number of LGBT characters on our screens, there are often stereotypes attached and, as GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis revealed in the report, 'LGBT stories must go far beyond the common "coming out" narrative.'
Who else can possibly takeover this Transsexual, Transylvania expat?
We've got to admit, we cringed when we first heard that a re-boot of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' was underway, but now we've seen who's the star, it might not be so bad after all. Enter Laverne Cox as the infamous Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Laverne Cox to play the lead role in Rocky Horror re-make
It's possibly one of the most iconic cult films in cinema history, with Tim Curry having successfully forced viewers of all genders to seriously question their sexuality. It doesn't look like that legacy is going to change anytime soon either with the latest cast announcement. 'I am so excited to be a part of #RockHorror legacy', the 'Orange Is The New Black' star told her followers on Twitter, adding the adorable hashtag #DontDreamItBeIt in reference to the refrain from the original 1975 movie.
Continue reading: Laverne Cox To Bring Glamour To 'Rocky Horror' Re-Boot
Lucy Lawless says it's just a rumour, but we can dream.
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?
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.
Continue reading: Chakrams At The Ready! Who Should Play Xena In The Rumoured TV Re-Boot?
Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner have finally met in person!
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 Cox at New York Week for Men's S/S 2016 in 2015.
A Twitter user described Serena Williams as being ‘built like a man’ and ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling immediately jumped to William’s defence.
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. Rowling responded to a cyber bully who felt it necessary to make comments about Serena Williams' physique.
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