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2016 NBCUniversal Press Tour - Arrivals

Margaret Cho - 2016 NBCUniversal Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa - Arrivals at Langham Huntington Hotel - Pasadena, California, United States - Wednesday 13th January 2016

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'Absolutely Fatuous'? 'Ab Fab' Movie Sparks Race Row With 'Yellowface' Character


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The announcement of Eddie Monsoon and Patsy Stone returning in an 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie was met with a huge amount of enthusiasm, but now that's become somewhat muted by an uncomfortable controversy that could potentially set the film back a few decades in regards to political correctness: introducing, yellowface-gate.

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The show sees the return of former guest actress Janette Tough, who's best known TV role was as Wee Jimmy Krankie; one-half of comedy duo The Krankies. She's reported to be playing a Japanese fashion designer named Huki Muki in the upcoming 'Ab Fab' movie, a move that has been slammed by comedian Margaret Cho.

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Margaret Cho Blasts Absolutely Fabulous Executives For Casting Choice


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The big screen adaptation of the 1990s British sitcom, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, has been written by Saunders and is currently in production for a scheduled cinema release in July, 2016.

Janette Tough, from Scottish comedy duo The Krankies, has been cast as a male Japanese fashion designer called Huki Muki, and Korean-American Cho has taken issue with a white actor playing an Asian, calling bosses of the film racist.

She embarked on a lengthy rant against the film on Twitter.com, writing, "I am f**king sick of yellowface. Have some respect. Hire Asian actors 4 Asian roles... I'm upset because I love them. It's AbFab - I really was looking forward to it too. That's sad.

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Margaret Cho To Star In Pot Series


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The actress will lead a series titled Highland, playing a character who is sentenced to court-ordered rehab, and forced to move in with her dysfunctional family which runs a pot dispensary.

Cho will also executive produce the project.

The funnywoman has previously landed recurring roles on series such as Drop Dead Diva and 30 Rock over the years, but the last time she was featured in a starring role was in 1994 for her semi-autobiographical sitcom, All-American Girl.

Margaret Cho: 'I Was A Sex Worker'


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The U.S. funnywoman recently revealed she was molested from the age of five, and was raped during her teens, and now she has spoken out about her past in the sex trade as she came out in defence of others caught in a similar situation.

"Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There's no shame in it," she writes in a post on her Twitter.com page.

"As a sex worker I had power+$$$ (money)... I have way more PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) from rape. That's real. Sex work was just a good way to make money. At least for me then... I support sex workers because I was one and I know that it's a job that's needlessly shunned by society... I was not exploited and I don't know girls or women who were. We were tough and proud... I found my strength as a sex worker and gained a lot of power as I grew..."

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Do I Sound Gay? Trailer


When it comes to homosexuality in men, there are plenty of stereotypes associated with it. One of the most profound of all is that characteristic 'gay voice', that even the least bigoted person in the world can't deny exists. But why is it that some gay men have such an effeminate pattern of speech? What is it about being gay that leads many members of the gay community into this 'camp' convention? Especially when you take into account that many gay men were bullied for the way they spoke when they were young kids. David Thorpe seeks to challenge his own vocal habits, combat his anxiety about his feminine speech and learn the reasons behind why many people often subconsciously adopt this stereotypical persona - especially in a world no so against stereotypes of all descriptions.

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Margaret Cho Upset By Pal Damon Wayans Rape Remarks


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Wayans has been blasted for suggesting the 50-plus women who have accused Cosby of drugging and/or raping them were all in relationships with the comedian, and calling the whole drama a "money hoax".

His remarks during a chat with Power 105's The Breakfast Club last Friday (04Sep15) deeply hurt Cho, who is a victim of sexual abuse, and she tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood she was stunned when she heard what Wayans said.

She says, "I think it's amazing that over 50 women have come forward with the exact same story... and nobody is honouring them, they are not being believed.

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Margaret Cho Pens New Song About Rape Ordeal


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The funnywoman turned serious during a new interview with Billboard as she explained the inspiration behind her angry new song I Want to Kill My Rapist, and revealed she was sexually molested from the age of five to 12.

Cho tells the publication, "I had a very long-term relationship with this abuser, which is a horrible thing to say. I didn’t even understand it was abuse, because I was too young to know.

"I endured it so many times, especially because I was alone a lot."

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Margaret Cho Launches Boycott Of Herve Leger Over Managing Director's Anti-lesbian Comments


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Patrick Couderc also said that “voluptuous” women or women with “very prominent hips and a very flat chest” should not wear the designs.

But it's his remarks about lesbians that have upset bisexual Cho.

Couderc said, "If you’re a committed lesbian and you are wearing trousers all your life, you won’t want to buy a Leger dress. Lesbians would want to be rather butch and leisurely."

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Margaret Cho Files For Divorce


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Cho announced she and Al Ridenour had split in December (14), but new documents filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday (12Aug15) and obtained by TMZ.com suggest the couple broke up in September (14).

They wed in 2003, but maintained an open marriage.

Cho came out as bisexual in 2013.

'Tooken' Premiere

Margaret Cho - 'Tooken' premiere at LAEMMLE NoHo 7 Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Globes Photobomb: The Oscar Selfie Of 2015


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These days, it’s not an award show without an official selfie or photobomb or whatever image-related bandwagon Hollywood is hopping on that week. I’m talking, of course, about Benedict Cumberbatch, that painstaking “penguin” pronouncing pun producing pharaoh of the internet (feel free to pitch in a synonym starting with “p”).

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Benedict Cumberbatch: the most awkward Brit in showbiz?

Here’s the backstory. Displaying the typical Hollywood amount of cultural sensitivity, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were doing a bit on North Korea. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep was posing for a photo-op with an in-disguise Margaret Cho. Oh, and guess who was behind the camera? A treat for older viewers – it was Michael Keaton. It kind of begs the question - is BC's photobomb this year's Oscars selfie?

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The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Annual "An Evening With Women" Show

LuAnn Boylan, Margaret Cho and Linda Perry - The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Annual "An Evening with Women" Show at The Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 11th May 2014

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The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Annual "An Evening With Women"

Linda Perry, Evan Rachel Wood and Margaret Cho - The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Annual "An Evening with Women" at The Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 11th May 2014

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