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Out Actress Emily Rios Joins A&E Crime Drama Pilot ‘Infamous’

Out actress and Breaking Bad alumna, Emily Rios, has landed the female lead on A&E’s new hip-hop crime drama pilot The Infamous.

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In the new show, Rios, will play Alice Calderon, a tough, rookie LA police officer – ‘who grew up in the streets of South Central, LA, in the neighborhood that she patrols. She has to balance the tough situation of policing a community she grew up in, and deal with the ramifications, and the attitudes and tactics of the police force she works for.’

Rios made her acting debut in double Sundance award-winner Quinceanera. Known for her work on Breaking Bad as Andrea Cantillo, her other TV credits include The Bridge and a recurring role this season on True Detective. She can also be seen in indie feature Paint It Black, directed by Amber Tamblyn.

In 2014, she publical came out, saying that being a Latina and coming out to her family was not an issue.

Mexican-Americans especially — because this generation, we come into America, and your family wants to be proud,” Rios said. “My mom didn’t want me to live a difficult life. She brought me here for a better one, so she’s like, ‘You’re coming out … I want you to be comfortable.’”

Top 11 Lesbians And Bisexual Women In Hollywood Right Now

There has been a huge shift in the dynamics of Hollywood lately. Where once it was quite taboo to come out of the closet, now there are many men and women who are embracing their sexuality and being honest with their fans. It’s nice to see how successful and happy they are.

Read on to find the top 11 (out) lesbians and bisexual women who are active in Hollywood. These women might not represent the rest of us and our “real world problems”, but they have their own set of problems associated with coming out.

11. Amber Heard

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Amber Heard is a beautiful young woman from Texas who rose to fame with such movies as Zombieland, Pineapple Express, and The Rum Diary. Contrary to some statements that have been publicized, Amber herself has said that she is not “out” – because she was never “in”. She also adds that she is “totally open” to love, and doesn’t want to be labeled one way or another. She’s just a woman trying to make it in Hollywood, and she doesn’t want people to focus on whether she’s with a man or a woman.

10. Clementine Ford

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Clementine Ford is the daughter of Cybill Shepherd, both in real life as well as in The L Word. Their on-screen chemistry shows just how much the two have in common; they work so well together! But she admitted she hated growing up with a famous mother: “It was horrible. I had friends in high school who wanted to have sex with my mother. I’m not going to blame her for being beautiful – but it’s still gross.” Clementine herself is an out bisexual woman.

9. Anna Paquin


I’ll admit that I’ve had a big fat crush on Anna Paquin since 2000, when she played in X-Men. There was a brief period of time that I fell out of my crush with her, but it was recently reinvigorated with her response to body shamers. She stands up strong for the LGBT+ community and is herself a proud bisexual woman.

8. Lindsay Lohan

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One of the most prominent child stars of my generation, Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of struggles with fame, family, and addiction, but her relationship with the DJ Samantha Ronson gained her a fair share of publicity on its own. She has stated that she is not exclusively a lesbian, but she embraces her bisexuality and doesn’t let the negativity bring her down.

7. Ruby Rose

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Ruby Rose has sort of come crashing onto the scene lately after her role as Stella on Orange is the New Black. The truth is, she’s been active for much longer than that, but it took the wide-reaching audience of OITNB to catapult her into the sights of a bunch of women who instantly began questioning whether they were really straight after all. She is an androgynous lesbian who identifies as “gender fluid”, and caused gender fluidity to be much more of a mainstream discussion than it ever was before.

6. Tila Tequila

There are likely to be many people against Tila Tequila being on this list, because she used her bisexuality to fuel the fame that was fleeting after she stopped doing nude photoshoots. However, she has recently come out as not bisexual, but rather a lesbian, and in some ways she is inspirational as a testament of what a woman can accomplish. She owns several businesses, has been featured in a number of TV shows, and even featured in an all-female sex tape. And yes, she’s a lesbian.

5. Kristanna Loken

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Kristanna Loken is a model-turned-actress who burst her way into the lesbian limelight with her role on The L Word, playing Shane’s brief love interest, Paige. She has also been in a myriad of other movies and says she loves when people recognize her from her earlier works – but her role in Terminator 3 certainly catapulted her out of “anonymity”. She was quoted as saying “If the person with whom I connect happens to be a female, that’s just the way it is. That’s what makes my wheels turn.” This cements her position as a proud bisexual actress, paving the way for those who may be struggling to come out.

4. Michelle Rodriguez

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Most lesbians and bisexual women see Michelle Rodriguez as one of the hottest women to pine over in Hollywood. She’s been a prominent action star, rising to fame with the Fast & Furious franchise, but she has also starred in such movies as Turbo and Avatar – although she is typically cast as the more handy type. Some sources say that she is a lesbian, but she prefers to keep her options open. “I’ve gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too fucking curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.” Well, Michelle, that’s a solid way to look at it.

3. Evan Rachel Wood


Evan Rachel Wood is another actress that I’ve had a bit of a crush on for a long time. In 2011, she came out as bisexual in one of the simplest ways she could: “I’m for anything. Meet a nice guy, meet a nice girl.” This has proven to be one of the easiest ways to get Hollywood to stay off your back about who you’re seeing, as we’ve seen from many other actresses – and although we have not uncovered any images of Evan with a woman, I’m certain they’re out there somewhere.

2. Chely Wright

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Unless you’re a fan of American country music (or a close follower of celebrities coming out), you likely haven’t heard of Chely Wright. She was a huge name on the country music scene during the 90s, and she was one of the first country singers to come out publicly as being gay.  She has spoken up for the gay community on many occasions, including her coming out speech: “I hear the word tolerance – that some people are trying to teach people to be tolerant of gays. I’m not satisfied with that word. I am gay, and I am not seeking to be ‘tolerated’.” Way to go Chely!

1. Ellen Page


Ellen Page has been a celebrity crush of mine since I first saw her in Hard Candy. She’s gorgeous, intelligent, and just a bit awkward, which of course had lesbians all over the world thinking that she was playing for our team, right? Well, she did end up coming out publicly in 2014, although she had been out of the closet to friends and family for much longer. She has been in a number of high-profile roles, where she usually plays a witty, lovable characters.

12 Celebrities We Wish Were Gay

With as many celebrities have been turning up lately and saying they’re gay, bisexual, or they “refuse to label themselves”, it has our little lady-loving hearts all aflutter. There are lesbians and bisexual women and genderfluid women all over Hollywood now and I personally am loving it.

Many of my celebrity crushes have already come out as Celesbians in the past few years and I get downright giddy every time I hear about a new one. But there are still a few women left who we would love to come out of the closet in 2016 – here’s our list of the top 12!

Zooey Deschanel

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There is something about Zooey Deschanel that has completely captured my heart ever since the first thing I saw her in. She’s goofy and cute and bubbly and that makes me feel all fuzzy inside. Sadly, I know she’s not a lesbian – but I wish she’d give us a little glimmer of hope and hint at bisexuality!

Idina Menzel

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Idina Menzel came crashing into everyone’s hearts with the release of Disney’s “Frozen”, and she holds a special place for lesbians. After all, she plays a character who doesn’t really seem interested in guys, right? Like, we could all picture Elsa being gay – and you know how bad lesbians want the actors who play lesbian characters to be… Well, lesbians. Right? Well, I’m not sure if Idina (or Elsa) really loves ladies, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about it.

Indira Varma

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If you aren’t familiar with Indira Varma, she’s one of the actresses on Game of Thrones. She’s been in a lot of other things, too, but she’s most recognized as Ellaria Sand. She’s got everything we want in a celesbian: gorgeous looks, a propensity to play the “badass” female character, and even a sexy voice. All that’s missing is a confession of lady loving!

Janet Jackson

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Ah, Janet Jackson… Making ladies swoon since, well, forever ago. We’re pretty certain that she’s never going to come out, but she’s another one that’s fun to think about. Tell me who hasn’t fantasized about her at least once!

Jennifer Lopez

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J-Lo is another one of those celebrities that you just know is definitely not gay – but you hold out hope that maybe someday she’ll say she’s “always been interested in girls, but had to keep it a secret”.  Hey, she’ll always be welcome as one of us – even if she’s straight.

Emma Watson


Emma Watson may have started off as the nerdiest in the Harry Potter trio, but she has warmed our hearts by growing into the most incredible young woman. Not only is she a superb actress with an adorable smile, she’s also a great role model for girls everywhere – and she could be a lesbian hero (if it turned out she was a lesbian!).

Zoe Kravitz

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We all know I’m a big softie for musicians, and Zoe Kravitz is no exception. She’s gorgeous and talented, and even a multi-tasker: Not only does she act and model, she also creates wonderful music. On top of that, she’s insanely sexy – giving lesbians everywhere something to dream about.

Shay Mitchell

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Playing a lesbian character will, of course, make you stand out as a lesbian icon. (Obviously – lesbians love other lesbians, even on TV and in books.) Truth be told, she’s not my favorite Pretty Little Liars star, but that’s not to say I wouldn’t love to hear her come out. Probably not going to happen – but we can dream!

Lena Headey

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Of course Lena Headey would make this list too. Many lesbians fell in love with her back when Imagine Me & You came out (myself included), but her interest has been renewed as she plays the character Cersei on Game of Thrones. She’s still just as sexy as ever, but sadly married to a man – sorry ladies!

Olivia Munn


Okay, this is going to make me sound a little lame, but… I was crushing on Olivia Munn before it was cool. I fell in love with her when she was on Attack of the Show! – but she captured the mainstream attention with her role as Sloan on The Newsroom. She actually speaks Japanese and is a total nerd in real life – something that makes her both relatable and badass, all at the same time.

Rosario Dawson


Rosario Dawson should go without introduction. She’s the star of Rent and Clerks II (okay, maybe not the star, but she’s got pretty prominent roles in both). She’s always a bit on the tough side, with a soft inner core – definitely something most of us gravitate towards. We’ll welcome you with open arms if you decide to come out, Rosario!

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence has made quite a name for herself in her short time in the spot light, and she’s a face that’s not going to go anywhere, either. Between The Hunger Games series and Silver Linings Playbook, I can’t decide what to like about her more – and I would definitely be OK with her coming out!

Of course this list is just for entertainment, and it’s not really a good idea to make speculations about people’s sexuality. If you have a name to add to our list, drop it in the comments with a quick explanation why!

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Jane Lynch Explains Her Not So Public Coming Out Story

Jane Lynch (unlike may celebrities) never had to endure a public “coming out moment”, but the former Glee star says that every celebrity’s story should be different.

During an interview on SiriusXM Progress, she explained

Everybody has their own way to deal with it. I don’t concern myself with other people’s—whether or not they want to come out, it’s not something for me to think about. There are still parts of the country where it’s hard, when you realize you’re gay, it’s like a death sentence and to give those kids some hope, I love that.”

The 54-year-old actress also opened up about her experience with coming out of the closet and gave a shout-out to many who “cleared a path” for her.

Also read: The Amazing Jane Lynch Tells Her Coming Out Story

When people started taking an interest in me, where they wanted to write about me, I didn’t say I wasn’t gay, so—I never had that. And I have to give kudos to people like Melissa Etheridge and k.d. lang and Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell, all of those people who came [out] before and at the height of their career, when they had a lot to lose, stood up and said this is who I am.”

Lynch concluded

Everybody has their own psychology, their own issues, their own subconscious material. For me to make a broad statement—it’s like outing people…You might be dealing with a very fragile part of someone’s psyche. So I think everybody has got to go their own path.”

Watch Lynch’s It Got Better video below

First Look At Jane Lynch’s Hilarious CBS’ Comedy ‘Angel From Hell’

Glee alum Jane Lynch is playing the worst (or best) guardian angel ever on the new CBS comedy Angel From Hell.

In the series, slated for the fall, Lynch plays Amy, a bon-a-fide angel who goes to Earth to make contact with the woman she’s been watching over, Allison (Maggie Lawson), an uppity dermatologist.


Amy’s crude personality and half-assed work ethic has landed her into the celestial doghouse, so she decides to make amends by revamping Allison’s life.

Not surprisingly, Allison isn’t too receptive to the idea—until her seemingly perfect love life takes a nasty turn (one predicted by Amy).

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Maria Bello Questions the Labels We Give Ourselves

In November 2013, Bello wrote a column for the “Modern Love” section of The New York Times called “Coming Out as a Modern Family” about her family. For Bello, her “modern family” consists of her beloved son, a close friendship with her ex-husband and a romantic pairing with her long-time friend Claire Munn, whom Maria only realised she was in love with when she was 45 years old.

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The column received thousands of comments, which prompted her to write a book called Whatever…Love is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves.

The book allows Bello to explore various aspects of her life. For example, each chapter starts with a question like “Am I a Catholic?” and “Am I LGBT or W?” – The “W” stands for “whatever”. It’s also a book about loving yourself and honouring the real relationships in your life, whether or not they fit the model of what family, friends or lovers are “supposed” to look like. Rejecting that nasty compulsory white-cis-heterosexism that tries to trap women – just find a man, and you’ll be OK.

I raised questions about the meaning of partnership, modern family, and the labels we all carry. I wrote about the people standing by my bedside when I was sick at the time.

They were all my partners in some way, whether I slept in the same bed with them, did homework with them or had a child with them. When I told my son that I had fallen in love with a woman [Clare Munn] who was like a godmother to him, he simply said to me, ‘Whatever, Mom…Love is love’. That statement opened up a door to a larger conversation about how many of the labels we use today are outdated.”

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In a recent interview with on GLAAD: All Access, hosted Claire Pires, actress Maria Bello opened up about her new book. Watch the interview here:


Caitlin Stasey Admits Being Queer at a Catholic Girls School Led Her to Self-Harm

In the latest issue of Birdee, cover girl Caitlin Stasey has revealed that discovering she was a lesbian while at a Catholic girls school led her to self-harm.

The outspoken actress told the magazine she repressed her sexuality as a teenager because, in her community, being gay was “a condemnable offence”.

“It’s such a f**king dark and terrible thing to admit, but throughout high school I cut myself – I had a lovely upbringing, but I was mortified by the fact that I had these feelings and that I felt gay, and I was constantly being told it was wrong.”

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The 24-year-old from Melbourne says the struggle made her to turn her back on religion.

“I became incredibly hateful of religion and am now resolute that it is one of the greatest tragedies to befall mankind.”

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Stasey also said she would love to run a “totally ethical, all-inclusive strip club for disabled and trans women” as well as an “ethical pornography production company run by women”.


Earlier this year, Stasey launched her own feminist website Herself.com, which features a series of nude photos and frank interviews about women’s relationships with their bodies and sexualities.


“We consider a woman’s sexuality so linked to her physicality that for a woman to appear naked publicly is automatically an act of sex and not for herself,” she said. “There’s also a very specific construct of woman we are all used to seeing, and while those women are no less women, I was so desperate to see different faces, different bodies.”

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In her own profile on the website she says she is in a loving relationship with a man, but identifies predominantly as a lesbian.

“I’ve known I was mostly gay ever since I can remember. I know it troubles many people for me to refer to myself as a lesbian considering I have a male partner.”

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Jodie Foster Discusses Need For More Female Directors In Hollywood

Jodie Foster is no stranger to the limelight but while many know her for her incredible acting talents (she’s won two Oscars during her career) or her sexuality (she officially came out during a speech at the 2013 Golden Globes) she’s also a director.

Foster has directed episodes for Netflix’s prison dramedy Orange is the New Black and political thriller House of Cards, work which saw her receive Emmy and Director’s Guild Award nominations.

But as a female director who has had her work recognised, Foster is one of few. Hollywood has a serious problem with the representation of women in front of the camera (roles are not substantial, female characters don’t get fair treatment and women often play second fiddle to men) but there’s also a massive issue with the treatment of women behind the camera too. For example, only four women have ever been nominated for the Best Director Oscar and only one (Kathryn Bigelow, who directed The Hurt Locker) has ever won.

With stats like that it’s no wonder that so many women choose not to go into the profession – would you want to do work and then be consistently overlooked for awards, just because of your gender? Jodie Foster feels that it’s time for change and now, she’s spoken out.

Accepting the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the Athena Film Festival last week, Foster explained that:

“When I was growing up in the film business, I never saw a woman’s face. Sometimes it was the lady who played my mom. Or occasionally it would be a makeup artist. But most often it would really just be me and the script supervisor. And little by little, as time went on, a few female faces started coming onto crews. And it changed everything. There aren’t enough women directors and hopefully that will change. And perhaps that will change with this next generation.”

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One of the main reasons why people have called for more female directors isn’t just because of equality but because having more female directors can change the sorts of media we see. For example, if a female director is at the helm of a project, the movie or TV show is a lot less likely to be biased against its female characters and we’ll find ourselves less and less frustrated with portrayals of women that paint us all as ‘bitches’ or ‘sluts’.

Furthermore, we would also be gifted with media that comes from other perspectives. We have lots of stereotypically ‘macho’ movies at the box office, but wouldn’t it be nice to see that same story with a twist? Wouldn’t it be nice to see more varied stories at the box office other than the various heroes of The Avengers in various world-saving scenarios?

More diversity is never a bad thing so as Jodie Foster herself said, hopefully this will change soon.

‘Mostly’ Lesbian – Australian actress Caitlin Stasey Discusses Her Sexuality

Even though she’s currently dating actor Lucas Neff, Australian actress Caitlin Stasey says that she has always considered herself a ‘mostly’ lesbian.

The actress, best known for her roles in ‘Neighbours’, ‘Tomorrow When the War Began’ and ‘Reign’, is bringing issues surrounding body image, sexuality and gender roles to the table through her newly launched herself.com.

On the site she opens up about her sexuality, provoking an new discussion on what it means to be a lesbian.

“I’ve known I was mostly gay ever since I can remember. I know it troubles many people for me to refer to myself as a lesbian considering I have a male partner. 

I think they gather that it trivializes the plight of the LGBTQIA community & although that couldn’t be further from the truth at this point in my life I’m trying to steer as far from labeling as possible.

Compartmentalizing myself only leads to condemnation & contradiction. I’m happier being fluid and I’m happier being honest.”

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Her new website shares stories and experiences of other women, as a way to encourage empowerment of women. Each interview given is accompanied by tasteful nude photography giving readers, according to Caitlin…

“Herself is a gesture to women for women by women; a chance to witness the female form in all its honesty without the burden of the male gaze, without the burden of appealing to anyone.

These women are simply & courageously existing, immortalized within these photos. Within their words, their experiences and stories are offered on Herself in the hopes of encouraging solidarity – that maybe we as women will take comfort in the triumphs of others rather than revelling in each other’s defeats. 

Let us reclaim our bodies. Let us take them back from those who seek to profit from our insecurity.”

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Caitlin herself has posed full-frontal for the site, while also spilling on sometimes-uncomfortable topics like puberty, masturbating and having “vivid dreams” about women.


Lost Girl’s Zoie Palmer Cast in SyFy’s Upcoming Show ‘Dark Matter’

Some months ago, fans were faced with the sad announcement that Lost Girl would be ending after its fifth season air. Following the story of a bisexual succubus in a world of supernatural beasties and bad guys, Lost Girl is one of the few shows on television to feature a queer lead character.

However, when Lost Girl ends we won’t just be losing Bo, we’ll be losing her love interests too. Namely one Doctor Lauren Lewis, the dedicated human at the heart of many a supernatural conflict, who was played by out actress Zoie Palmer.

But as we will soon lose Lost Girl, we won’t have to miss Palmer’s face on our TVs for too long. SyFy has now announced that she’ll be moving to their brand new show, Dark Matter.

According to SyFy’s official info, Dark Matter is about the following:

“A derelict ship floats in space, its troubled crew awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Their search for answers triggers the vessel’s deadly security system: a relentless android bent on their destruction. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, redemption, betrayals, and hidden secrets best left unknown.”

Staring Zoie Palmer, Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, Anthony Lemke,  Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland and Roger Cross, we can likely expect emotions and camaraderie to feature heavily. That’s exactly what so many of us loved from Lost Girl so Dark Matter could be right up our street.

Palmer’s character is called ‘The Android’ and as her moniker suggests, she most definitely isn’t all human. Instead, SyFy describes her character as:

“In personality, she is more butler-like than your typical robot – concise, staid, yet surprisingly possessed of a subtly wry sense of humor, she is an indispensible member of the crew since she can exercise control over all the ship’s systems. And she isn’t shy about reminding everyone of the fact. An outsider among the ship’s human passengers, she is almost child-like in her earnest desire to fit in.”

In many ways The Android could be a bit like Doctor Lewis then – incredibly important, incredibly smart and a bit of an outcast and an outsider. What we won’t yet know is whether The Android will be queer (can robots even have sexualities?) or if any other character will be queer either.

Shooting starts on January 7th with a premiere some time in the summer, so we’ll keep you posted on Dark Matter once we know more.

Queen Latifah Plans to Make Changes to her Daytime Talk Show for its Second Season

Queen Latifah is making changes to her daytime talk show.

“Everything at the end of the day comes down to me being myself. My whole goal this year is to be more loose, more playful, more fun, more provocative… it’s having a good old time and being La,”

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Her first year with ‘The Queen Latifah Show’, which returns this week, provided a lesson in what worked and what didn’t. The show has a new executive producer, Todd Yasui, to steer it.

Celebrities, of course, remain part of the equation. Reese Witherspoon, Toni Braxton, Goldie Hawn, Kristen Bell and Snoop Dogg are among those appearing in week one. The “get” Latifah still is angling for: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

During the first season, the 44-year-old singer and actress said, audiences responded to the show’s motivational, upbeat elements, and they’ll be more prominent this time around.

An initiative dubbed “One Step Further” will help empower people to pursue their dreams, she said, with a segment Wednesday focused on children in Camden, New Jersey.

“Queen Screen” will beam Latifah via big-screen to public venues such as malls, surprising people with both the host and prizes. “The High Note” is a recurring segment in which Latifah, guests and studio audience members share good news for a cheery ending to the hour.

Her unique status as a pioneering rapper is key to another goal.

“While I have a show, I can help female rappers have a voice and be heard. Hip-hop is such a big genre of music with such big influence that it can change the world. But it can’t change the world without a woman’s voice in it.”

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“Queen Latifah” is competing for viewers with entrenched series including “Dr. Phil” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as well as newcomer “The Meredith Vieira Show,” hosted by the former “Today” personality.

Bill Carroll, an expert on the syndication market for Katz Media, said “Queen Latifah” did “good, not great” in its debut year, trailing “Dr. Phil,” “The Steve Harvey Show” and others in the ratings. Improving its numbers represents a challenge.

“The most difficult thing for any show, even in a second season where there’s some reinvention, is that the audience has already sampled the show. And for the most part, if it’s not in a new time period they’ve already made their decision.”

Bill Carroll

Latifah said she’s ready for battle, with all due respect to her rivals.

“We all know what this (competition) is and we all go hard,” she said. “I wish everybody the best of luck, but I’m focused on making this show a hit and building our audience.”

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Ellen Page Plays Cover Girl For W Mag’s New Royals Issue

W Mag’s October issue features Ellen Page as its cover girl. Where she can be seen suit and booted. BUT, inside we see a different side to the newly outed actress – Abs out, wearing noting but a cap.

The 27-year-old actress is not the only cover star this month. This issue pays tribute to 12 groundbreakers in entertainment, fashion, film, and comedy. Model Cara Delavingne, who dated Michelle Rodriguez earlier this year, plus Kristen Wiig, Naomi Campbell, and Charlotte Casiraghi also take their own covers as the new royalty of film, fashion, comedy, and more.

Here’s what the ladies shared:

Ellen, on her first audition:

“I was 10 when I started acting. A casting director came to my school looking for kids. I auditioned for a TV movie called Pit Pony, and I got it. Acting became an immediate fixation. I was a child, but I was so ambitious. At 17, I costarred in Hard Candy, about a pedophile and his victim, whom I played. My character had to castrate the pedophile. I’ve always loved learning things for a part, and I remember researching castration and thinking, This is so interesting. I’m a nerd that way: I love the challenges of this job.”

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Cara, on being naked:

“As a child, I loved being naked. My parents would have to force me to be dressed because otherwise I’d take my clothes off and run around the supermarket. Nudity was liberation to me. Freedom. My entire family is pretty nudist-y. We went to nude beaches a lot. I always wondered why the men on nude beaches had the smallest penises.”

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For more from the ladies, visit Wmagazine.com.




7 Wonderful Quotes From Lesbian Celebrities On Coming Out

Here are 7 wonderful quotes

Ellen Page came out at a Human Rights Campaign conference.

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Brittney Griner recently proposed to her girlfriend, Glory Johnson.

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Emily Rios came out after her character on The Bridge had a lesbian storyline.

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Ellen Degeneres came out in 1997.

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Portia de Rossi came out publicly in 2005 in an interview with Amanda De Cadenet.

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Laura Jane Grace came out in an interview with Rolling Stone.

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Sara Gilbert came out publicly in 2010 on The Talk.

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Breaking Bad Actress Emily Rios Comes Out

Actress Emily Rios (The Bridge, Friday Night LightsMen of a Certain Age and Breaking Bad) has come out as gay.

“I’m gay, personally, so being Mexican and a lesbian – this is why I love the character because I deal with the same type of things with my own family. Mexican-Americans especially — because this generation, we come into America and your family wants to be proud.

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Rios, who played Jesse’s recovering addict girlfriend Andrea on the show. She is currently stars as gay character Adriana Mendez on FX drama series The Bridge.

On her coming and her role she said…

“For my family, my mum didn’t want me to live a difficult life. She brought me here for a better one so she’s like ‘Your coming out… I don’t want this to be this. I want you to be comfortable’.

Adrianna’s story on The Bridge is a little different because her mom is ashamed and embarrassed, but I dealt with that as well. It just took a year for ‘Hey it’s not a phase, this is really happening.’ And then they get comfortable with it.

So it was a little bit more extreme, but the Mexicans are very family-oriented. It’s all about the love so they’re very supportive. Mostly what I find in the community I grew up in, which is highly populated with Hispanics, my family and a lot of my friends who are gay and lesbian, they have a backlash but it’s an initial backlash.

An initial ‘Oh no, this is not happening. But for any parent, I’m sure, it’s a big slap in the face, especially for our heritage. But more than ever I want to say 90 percent of them have big support systems.”

Emily Rios

Lesbian Icon: Portia de Rossi – Making a Name for Herself

Born Amanda Rogers, this model and actress picked an Italian stage surname from the credit roll of a film to match the name she chose from William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. In the Shakespearean stageplay, the character of Portia was the leading lady who disguised as a man in order to argue in court as a lawyer—saving her love from execution. Appropriately, Portia de Rossi’s star-making role was that of a lawyer in the courtroom drama-comedy television series, Ally McBeal. As the story of her life behind the scenes would unfold, her love would save her from death.

Unlike her Shakespearean namesake, the young Portia de Rossi’s disguise was not a one-time trick but a way of life. On The Oprah Winfrey Show, de Rossi spoke about realizing her sexuality. “I had always really loved men, and still do, and just kind of assumed that I would be straight. I think everybody assumes that you’re going to be heterosexual,” de Rossi said with a brittle smile. “And the thing that made me think that I wasn’t, was that I developed very strong feelings for my best friends—for my girl friends—that were stronger than friendship. And I had a series of mini-heartbreaks throughout my teens, because my fantasy of what life could be like with my best friend, uh, wasn’t shared.” At the age of eighteen, she realized that the fulfillment of her love life would have to be with a lesbian.

De Rossi recounted how she would later pretend to drink to inebriation to seduce her straight female friends.

“Here’s the thing. I thought that if I was just kind of experimenting with another straight girl, that I wasn’t gay. We were just two straight girls, experimenting. But I was afraid of being around lesbians, because I thought, ‘Well, if I’m going to be experimenting with a lesbian…must mean I’m gay’ and I didn’t want to be gay.”

Portia de Rossi

Lesbianism would be disastrous for an actress in the 1990’s, even one participating on a show such as Ally McBeal where transsexual characters and experimental kisses between high-powered professional women would make the occasional feature. When Ellen DeGeneres came out, De Rossi (who had not yet met DeGeneres in person) watched DeGeneres’ career with baited breath.

“If someone as charming and wonderful as Ellen DeGeneres can’t pull this off, and keep her career? It’s not going to work for me.”

Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi went on to star as Lindsay Fünke in the award-winning sit-com Arrested Development, and eventually met and married Ellen DeGeneres. She authored a memoir entitled Unbearable Lightness.

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Portia de Rossi on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Amazing Jane Lynch Tells Her Coming Out Story

Most people know Jane Lynch for her Emmy award-winning role as Sue Sylvester, the abrasive, sarcastic cheerleading coach on Fox’s Glee. [tweet_dis]This week Jane Lynch shared her coming out story for the It Gets Better Project. [/tweet_dis]She openly talks about what it was like growing up with an “affliction“, and how New York’s piano-bar scene changed her life.


Spotlight | Jodie Foster – movie star who came out all wrong

Alicia Christian Foster aka Jodie Foster is a twice Academy-awarded actress and director. She can be safely called one of the most significant Hollywood actresses of the past few decades.

She gives the appearance of a confident and capable woman. She is an avid reader and book collector and she speaks several languages. Seriously, how cool can you get?

Foster came out – gay activists cringed

After years of guesswork by journalists and after several breaches of Foster’s privacy, in 2013 she finally came out. She did it in her speech at Golden Globe ceremony, as she received a well-earned Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. You can read her acceptance speech here.

…be a big coming-out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now I’m told, apparently, that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show. ”

Jodie Foster

Of course she did it wrong. She talked too much. She was too defensive and passive-aggressive. She didn’t use the L-word. She came out too late, full five years after she had broken up with the love of her life Cydney Bernard. So said many self-proclaimed LGBTQ activists online – alongside many others who normally had no interest in gay rights at all.

All this is of course silly and outright offensive.

Foster’s speech was beautiful and heartfelt. She told us about her real coming out years ago when she told the truth to her friends. Tears welling in her eyes she praised her family. She let us know how hard it is not to have any privacy at all. Did you know Jodie has been targeted by some seriously scary criminal stalkers over the years?

One crucial message in Foster’s speech was that celebrities shouldn’t be forced to spill out every detail of their private life to greedy journalists and fans. She is right. Please consider this before you criticise her, and if you may, instead enjoy the fact that such Hollywood icon as Jodie Foster has joined the growing ranks of openly queer celebrities.

Filling up Foster’s trophy shelf

Foster, a former child actress, has been receiving accolades for nearly forty years. She got her first big awards already at BAFTA ceremony in 1976 where she was given two awards – including Best Actress in Supporting Role for the film Taxi Driver (1976).

Screen Actors Guild acknowledged her for her role in Nell (1994). She has also received two Golden Globe Best Actress awards and one more BAFTA, not to mention the recent Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Her two greatest achievements are the Academy Awards she got for The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Indeed, The Silence of the Lambs remains Foster’s best known performance. We can never forget the terrifying dynamic between agent Sterling and the super intelligent serial killer Hannibal Lecter – played by Foster and Anthony Hopkins, respectively.

Read more:
Jodie Foster @ Wikipedia
Jodie Foster @ IMDb

Lesbian Icon: Generation Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres might be one of the most un-supposing heralds of gay pride in the United States. As a comedienne, her humor has always been remarkably lacking in the edgy, mean-spiritedness that almost anyone aspiring to stand-up comedy seemed to think was a need in order to succeed. Ellen’s persona was straight-faced, beneath that warm and insightful—generally likable. She came out as gay in 1997, amidst great controversy and more than a little vitriol. Her television show at that time, a sit-com entitled “Ellen”, ran for a year after DeGeneres’ announcement, and irrepressibly continued to stand for the representation of lesbians in the media. The plot of her show gave her character a girlfriend, and this was aired, as in seen onscreen, during prime time, in a nation and at a time where cultural attitudes that supported such a thing were very much in the minority. The network itself even added a parental advisory to the show for merely kissing.


In the past fifteen or so years, attitudes have changed. Such a change in so many people, whether great or gradual, did not come from waiting in silence. It took someone like Ellen DeGeneres to break the silence and put herself in the line of fire, and continue to speak up regardless.

DeGeneres currently runs a talk show where she continues to be the one of the primary voices, and the widest-reaching in the nation, when it comes to speaking up against bullying related to gender-orientation, and bias crimes.

This passionate steadfastness has immense value to those who continue to suffer from gender orientation discrimination. At the same time, Ellen naturally maintains a broad appeal to multiple audience demographics interested in a variety of issues and topics. She gave her voice to the scatterbrained fish character Dory in the 2003 animated film Finding Nemo. According to the DVD commentary, that character had been conceived as male until writer-director Andrew Stanton overheard an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that his wife was watching.

Lesbian Icon: The Reign of Queen Latifah

The Reign of Queen Latifah – The entertainment industry produces a lot of filler for fads. Names and faces come and go, with the only talent seeming to be just plain luck.

This is not so for Queen Latifah: singer, songwriter, actress, producer (television and records), comedienne, and talk show host. With her skills, talents, and presence, she is a true star.

In the arena of identity politics, too, she has been met with direct aggression and retained gracefulness and class with her own rebuttals. The mid-nineties found Queen Latifah in a musical feud with Foxy Brown, the latter relying mostly on homophobic slurs against the former over the course of several exchanges of “diss album” releases.

la-et-ct-queen-latifahs-talk-show-makes-a-soli-001Latifah continued to enjoy a successful career, in direct defiance of the safe conventions and formulas for success in the entertainment industry. In a culture over-saturated with the appearance of youth or superficial naivety, especially with women; in an industry that elevated slender bodies and reedy voices almost to the exclusion of any diversity. Latifah has been one of the rare and preciously constant reminders of how to appreciate the sight, sound, and presence of a real woman.

Movie musicals saw a revival in popularity at the turn of the millennium, and Latifah with her many talents stepped up to such challenging roles as Mrs. Morton (a morally ambiguous prison warden) in Chicago, and Motormouth Maybelle (the owner of a record shop, and civil rights protestor in 1960’s Baltimore) in Hairspray. The latter lent her powerful voice to not just one but two empowerment ballads, “Big, Blonde, and Beautiful” and “I Know Where I’ve Been”. While the musical genre shifts are a far cry from her records, Latifah so fully embraced the songs and roles and has proven to be versatile in her craft as well as multi-talented.

Queen Latifah’s personal life and sexual orientation does remain a point of persistent speculation. Regardless, we can only be so glad to have such a vocal ally. In May of 2012, during the 29th annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival in California, Queen Latifah announced to the LGBT community that, “Y’all my peeps. I love you!”