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Ted Sarandos Doubles Down on Dave Chappelle Defense: ‘Content Doesn’t Directly Translate to Real-World Harm’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a lengthy missive to the entire company following the mounting controversy around a new original special from comic Dave Chappelle. After addressing top…

Awards HQ June 17: BONUS! Emmy Nomination Voting Begins As Submissions Dip; ‘Queen Sugar’ Social Justice; Kenan Thompson’s Time; More

‘Queen Sugar’ FYC Highlights Social Justice Through Art There have been a lot of great and stirring FYC events this year, and we’ve highlighted a few here. One…

Pride 2021: What To Buy to Support of the LGBTQ+ Community

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Ricky Martin says interview with Barbara Walters left him with PTSD

The singer told People magazine for their Pride month cover story that a 2000 interview in which Barbara Walters pushed the Latin crooner to come out with his sexuality left him with anxiety for years.

ABC News Launches First LGBTQ+ Issue-Focused Podcast, Hosted by LZ Granderson (EXCLUSIVE)

ABC News is launching its first LGBTQ+ issue-focused podcast, which will be hosted by award-winning journalist and columnist LZ Granderson, Variety has learned. “Life Out Loud with LZ…

Tony Nominee Jeremy O. Harris on Redirecting Awards Campaign Budgets to ‘People Who Needed Them Most’

Broadway, still shuttered, finds itself at the crossroads of several economic and political crises. Just this month, an exposé on Scott Rudin re-illuminated the industry’s long codependent relationship…