Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word—the MTV/Logo documentary special about the experiences of young transgender people—will premiere at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, the day after national LGBT Spirit Day. Orange Is the New Black actress and transgender activist Cox is producer and host. READ FULL STORY
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Two days before the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which catalyzed the gay rights movement, Logo is honoring contemporary LGBT torchbearers—including the cast of Orange Is the New Black and Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins—at the first annual Trailblazers ceremony.
The high-wattage event, which was filmed in New York on Monday, welcomed gay activists (including DOMA challenger Edie Windsor and young people who have founded support groups) as well as celebrity allies Daniel Radcliffe, Joe Manganiello, Adam Levine, and more.
EW has an exclusive preview of the event opener featuring Jared Leto, fun.’s Jack Antonoff, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, and Macklemore answering the question, “What is a trailblazer?”
For his part, Leto urges, “If we put one foot in front of the other, and we stop at nothing, then we can make a better life for ourselves and the people that we love and for the world.” Watch below. READ FULL STORY
Orange Is the New Black star and and outspoken transgender activist Laverne Cox will host a new one-hour documentary special Trans Teen: The Documentary, which will simulcast on MTV and Logo this fall.
Following four trans youths in the U.S. who range from ages 14 to 24, Trans Teen explores the complexities of dealing with family acceptance (or lack thereof), bullying, and intolerance — as the four subjects work to come to terms with their own identities as transgender Americans.
Cox also serves as executive producer alongside Marshall Eisen, Betsy Forhan, Cheryl Horner Sirulnick, Michael Hirschorn, and Eric Miclette.
Over the past five years, RuPaul’s Drag Race has turned out a few phrases, including telling contestants, “Don’t f— it up” when it comes time to “lip-synch for… your… life.” But, after a public outcry, the show is dropping one of its signature gimmicks. “You’ve Got She-Mail,” a weekly pre-challenge video dispatch from host RuPaul, will no longer appear on future episodes of Drag Race after LGBTQ activists spoke out, deriding the slang term “she-male” as transphobic.
As the Huffington Post reports, the controversy emerged after a March 17 mini-challenge called “Female or She-Male” presented current Drag Race contestants with cropped photos and tasked them with guessing whether the person pictured was biologically born female or was a past Drag Racer. This sparked criticism over the use of the word “she-male,” which many members of the transgender community believe carries violent and/or discriminatory connotations.
As a result of the protest, Logo issued a statement “thank[ing] the community for sharing their concerns.” Further, the network announced that it has expunged the “She-Male” challenge from all platforms and will eliminate the “You’ve Got She-Mail” segment for future episodes. A representative for Logo added, “We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive. We sincerely apologize.” READ FULL STORY
Last week, the “lost season” of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiered — an added-value take on the groundbreaking series’ first time at the rodeo, now with pop-up factoids and commentary by hostess with the mostess, RuPaul herself. In tonight’s second episode, Ru and the queens welcome Destiny’s Child diva Michelle Williams as a guest judge. Before she starts dishing out her critiques, though, Williams meets with Ru and the contestants to give some girl-group-honed advice.
Is she ready for this jelly? Watch our exclusive clip below to find out. READ FULL STORY
Nearly five years after launching her eponymous reality competition Drag Race, the world’s most famous drag queen is taking the cult hit for a second spin around the block. RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Lost Season Ru-Vealed premieres tonight — a replay of the first season that’s been bedazzled with insider-y introductions by RuPaul herself as well as behind-the-scenes secrets and trivia in pop-up bubbles. Before the flag drops on Ru-Vealed, Ru talked with EW about the series’ rich (and sparkly) history. So what did she have to say about the now-famous Lip Synch for Your Life elimination tradition, the tough love behind her catchphrase, and how President Barack Obama played into it all? Read on… READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched the season 5 finale RuPaul’s Drag Race, stop reading now. For everyone else, click through for the on-the-scene scoop from last night’s New York City finale party, plus an interview with this year’s winner. READ FULL STORY
It’s a familiar story: A group of outsiders with special powers bands together under adverse circumstances. Only the British series Misfits is not your mother’s Avengers. Sub in orange jumpsuits for spandex and the power to drive people to sexual frenzy for the Hulk smash, and you’ve got this BAFTA-winning crossover hit. EW can exclusively reveal that Logo will be first to televise Misfits in America. Dubbing the series “the mutant offspring of True Blood and X-Men,” the network will roll out the six-episode first season starting July 19. Below, get your first glimpse of the Misfits and a video teaser of the first season. READ FULL STORY
Logo reality hit RuPaul’s Drag Race already has one spin-off in RuPaul’s Drag U, but it’s getting yet another. Logo has struck a deal to launch All Stars: RuPaul’s Drag Race, EW has learned exclusively.
As you can probably surmise from the series’ title, past contestants — or, the case of Drag Race, past queens — will return and compete in what the network is calling a “battle royale.” Reality competition series such as America’s Next Top Model, Survivor, and Amazing Race have been doing all-star editions for years now.
Drag Race is currently airing its fourth season, and all told, there will be 46 past constants for producers to consider featuring in the new show. The cast won’t be announced for a few months, but one spot on the roster will be chosen by fans, who can log votes on the show’s Facebook page.
All Stars: RuPaul’s Drag Race will air six, one-hour episodes this fall on Logo.
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