All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Laverne Cox’

Emma Watson, a UN Goodwill Ambassador, Named Top Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Emma Watson was named the top feminist celebrity of the year by the Ms. Foundation and Cosmopolitan.com. She was chosen by the public in an online survey. As a UN Goodwill Ambassador, Watson helped found the HeForShe Campaign this year, for which she gave a rousing speech urging men to take up the feminist cause, telling them, “gender equality is …

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Laverne Cox Gushes Over Adoring Fans

Laverne Cox is at the top of her game! In addition to having a starring breakout role on the popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, she is also the first transgender woman to cover Time magazine. Needless to say, the 30-year-old actress is living life to the fullest and bringing her dreams to fruition. Now, she’s become an …

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Conan O’Brien Relevant Again Thanks to ‘OITNB’

Gone are the days when Conan O’Brien was a household name. Since the late night host’s departure from NBC, he has been relegated to the deep, dark corners of late nights on TBS, a station which consistently fails to live up to its “Very Funny” slogan. Despite the fact that Conan is no longer featured on a major network, he …

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Jodie Foster Talks Best Director Emmy Nom

Jodie Foster has received a Best Director Emmy nomination for her work on the Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black. Foster directed the third episode of the show’s first season, entitled “Lesbian Request Denied” that focused on the backstory of Laverne Cox’s character Sophia Burset. “As a director, dramedy is what I do. It’s not who I am …

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Jennifer Lopez Honored With The Top GLAAD Award

During last night’s presentation of the 2014 GLAAD Awards, Jennifer Lopez was among the honorees. It marks the 25th year that the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards have taken place, and they were held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. In addition to Jennifer Lopez, actress Laverne Cox from Orange Is The New Black was honored, …

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Jennifer Lopez Among 2014 GLAAD Honorees

Jennifer Lopez was honored at the 2014 GLAAD Awards this weekend at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The 25th annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards was dubbed ‘GLAAD 2.0′ by CEO Kate Ellis. “It’s a whole new world for us,” she said. Ellen Page made her first public remarks since coming out while she presented the …

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Jennifer Lopez Honored at GLAAD Awards

Jennifer Lopez was among those honored at the 25th annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Saturday. Rita Moreno, the first Hispanic woman to ever win an Oscar, presented the Vanguard Award to Lopez for her work as an executive producer on the ABC Family drama series, The Fosters. “It’s ironic …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Attends Islan Nettles Vigil, Raises Awareness

Earlier this month, Islan Nettles, a transgender woman, was attacked and killed in Harlem. The NYPD has reportedly said that Nettles was with her friends when one or more people attacked her while using anti-gay and anti-transgender slurs. She was taken to the hospital, but on August 22nd, was taken off life support. One person has been arrested. “It is …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Author And Cast Members Talk Stereotypes And Real-Life Prison

Over the weekend, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, cast members of the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black, along with Piper Kerman, who wrote the memoir on which it is based, appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on MSNBC to discuss the show, the stereotypes it deals with, the real-life prison system, etc. The Network has shared a …

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