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Pink, Jill Soloway, Naomi Watts Top Lgbtq Mag Metrosource's People We Love List

For 15 years running, Davler Media Group’s Metrosource, the largest circulation Lgbtq publication serving New York City and Los Angeles, and second largest nationally, has ended the year with “People We Love,” an expansive editorial salute to the people whose efforts and example have helped further the image and acceptance of the Lgbtq community.

Pink on Cover of Metrosource

This year’s “People We Love” spotlights 21 notables, from star producers, actors and musicians like Pink, Jill Soloway, Ryan Murphy, Naomi Watts and Sam Smith to new media figures like YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow to lesser known but mightily impactful community leaders like transgender politico Danica Roem and nightlife impresario Brian Rafferty.

“Creating our annual ‘People We Love’ is a true pleasure, privilege and responsibility,” says Paul Hagen, Editor-In-Chief of Metrosource. “It’s the time we look back on achievements, update past stories and look ahead, where we recognize the people
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The 'Today' Show's 11 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More

The 'Today' Show's 11 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More
Though news of Matt Lauer's shocking firing from the Today show last Wednesday over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" rocked the nation, it's not the first time the NBC morning show has caused plenty of controversy.

From Lauer's testy interviews with Tom Cruise and Kanye West, to cringe-worthy on-air gaffes, let's take a look back at the show's nine most memorable scandals.

2005: Tom Cruise gets into heated debate with Lauer over antidepressants.

Tom Cruise appeared on the Today show in June of 2005 to promote War of the Worlds, but the interview quickly went south when the topic changed to Cruise's Scientologist beliefs. Lauer questioned Cruise about slamming Brooke Shields for promoting medication to deal with postpartum depression, prompting the actor to infamously call the Today show co-anchor "glib."

“The thing that I’m saying about Brooke is that there’s misinformation, Ok?" Cruise said. "And she doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn’t
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The 'Today' Show's 9 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More

The 'Today' Show's 9 Biggest Scandals: Matt Lauer's Firing, Kanye West's Epic Call-Out and More
Though news of Matt Lauer's shocking firing from the Today show last Wednesday over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" rocked the nation, it's not the first time the NBC morning show has caused plenty of controversy.

From Lauer's testy interviews with Tom Cruise and Kanye West, to cringe-worthy on-air gaffes, let's take a look back at the show's nine most memorable scandals.

2005: Tom Cruise gets into heated debate with Lauer over antidepressants.

Tom Cruise appeared on the Today show in June of 2005 to promote War of the Worlds, but the interview quickly went south when the topic changed to Cruise's Scientologist beliefs. Lauer questioned Cruise about slamming Brooke Shields for promoting medication to deal with postpartum depression, prompting the actor to infamously call the Today show co-anchor "glib."

“The thing that I’m saying about Brooke is that there’s misinformation, Ok?" Cruise said. "And she doesn’t understand the history of psychiatry. She doesn’t
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‘Aladdin’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the 1992 Animated Classic!

‘Aladdin’: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the 1992 Animated Classic!
Twenty-five years ago -- November 25, 1992, to be exact -- in the city of Agrabah, a street rat, an outspoken princess and an eager-to-please genie were at the center of another groundbreaking animated musical from Walt Disney Pictures.

Telling the story of a young man who falls in love with a princess and befriends a genie as he aspires for something more in his life, Aladdin quickly became a touchstone in Disney’s canon of animated films. Following the romance-driven The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, the 1992 movie boasted a bigger sense of humor -- largely thanks to Robin Williams’ performance as Genie -- and more action.

Earning universal praise, Aladdin earned $217 million at the U.S. box office and maintains a 94 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But like its predecessors, the soundtrack, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, propelled it to awards success, winning it two Academy
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‘The Last Jedi’ to Close Dubai Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced

‘The Last Jedi’ to Close Dubai Film Festival; Full Lineup Announced
Crowd-pleaser “The Last Jedi” will close the Dubai Intl. Film Festival before launching in the Middle East, part of an overall fest lineup that mixes premieres of Arabic movies with standouts from the international festival circuit. U.S. director Scott Cooper’s brutal Western “Hostiles” is slated to kick off Dubai’s 14th edition, which runs Dec. 6-13.

The festival is also feting prominent Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed with a lifetime achievement award during the opening ceremony. Hamed’s long list of Egyptian film and TV credits includes big-budget 2006 contemporary Cairo epic “The Yacoubian Building,” directed by his son, Marwan Hamed, a watershed work that tackled taboo such as homosexuality and traveled widely.

Though no talent will be making the trek to Dubai for “Hostiles” and the latest “Star Wars” installment, Oscar-nominated multi-hyphenate Rob Reiner is expected to attend for the Middle East premiere of his drama “Shock and Awe,” which depicts
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"James Toback Humped My Leg In Central Park"

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An Interview with the makers of Infinity Baby

2017: The Weinstein’s, Toback’s, Spacey’s, C.K’s, Affleck’s, and Hoffman’s of the film world have, for the first time, been ousted from their Hollywood havens and floated down an assembly line into the best short-term rehab facilities movie money can buy.

The effect is all encompassing, not just for filmmakers & entertainers, but for politicians (George H.W Bush, Al Franken), and the civilians who consume them, too. The influence is so sweeping that, come the 40th Denver Film Festival, a Toback story derailed an interview organized between the cast and crew of the feature film Infinity Baby, that was held in a small corner of the city’s Civic Center.

In attendance: Infinity Baby’s director Bob Byington (7 Chinese Brothers, Harmony & Me), its writer Onur Tukel (Catfight, The Misogynists), and its star Trieste Kelly Dunn (Banshee,
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People Explains: Who Is Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore — and Does He Still Have a Chance to Win?

Almost nothing about Roy Moore’s candidacy for Senate has been without controversy.

First, he challenged incumbent Luther Strange, who had been appointed to replace Jeff Sessions when he was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney General. During the primary, he waved a gun at an election eve campaign rally, lacked support from the Republican establishment and has called Islam a “false religion.”

But none of that scared off Alabama voters on Sept. 26, who supported Moore in the Republican primary runoff for Sessions’ vacated Senate seat.

The former chief justice for Alabama’s Supreme Court defeated Strange,
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Sam Rockwell Talks ‘Three Billboards’ And Playing George Bush In ‘Backseat’ [Interview]

Sam Rockwell‘s time may finally have come. The 49-year-old actor has long been on the list of acclaimed talents who have been continuously passed over for an Oscar nomination. In fact, Rockwell’s been so snubbed that indie film legend didn’t even earn an Independent Spirit Award nomination until 2012 (and, mind you, didn’t win). His one Spirit nod was for Martin McDonagh’s “Seven Psychopaths” and now the British and Irish filmmaker may have given Rockwell the role that will finally lead to an Academy Award breakthrough.

Continue reading Sam Rockwell Talks ‘Three Billboards’ And Playing George Bush In ‘Backseat’ [Interview] at The Playlist.
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‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show

‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first two seasons of “Stranger Things.”]

Stranger Things” isn’t afraid to kill off certain expendable characters, but in Season 2, the show almost bumped off one beloved person even earlier. While fans were horrified to see nerdy good guy Bob (Sean Astin) become a snack for a pack of hungry demodogs in the penultimate episode, the Duffer Brothers had actually considered a different storyline in which he would’ve died much earlier… and at the hands of someone he knew.

On the Netflix after-show “Beyond Stranger Things,” the Duffers revealed that originally, Will Byers (Noah Schnapps) was going to become gradually evil as he was possessed, be fully evil by Episode 4, and then kill someone midway through the season.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’: All the Pop Culture References and Homages, Episode by Episode

“He was going to kill Bob,” Matt Duffer said, adding that it would’ve been the Mind Flayer working through Will. Poor Bob.
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‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show

‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first two seasons of “Stranger Things.”]

Stranger Things” isn’t afraid to kill off certain expendable characters, but in Season 2, the show almost bumped off one beloved person even earlier. While fans were horrified to see nerdy good guy Bob (Sean Astin) become a snack for a pack of hungry demodogs in the penultimate episode, the Duffer Brothers had actually considered a different storyline in which he would’ve died much earlier… and at the hands of someone he knew.

On the Netflix after-show “Beyond Stranger Things,” the Duffers revealed that originally, Will Byers (Noah Schnapps) was going to become gradually evil as he was possessed, be fully evil by Episode 4, and then kill someone midway through the season.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’: All the Pop Culture References and Homages, Episode by Episode

“He was going to kill Bob,” Matt Duffer said, adding that it would’ve been the Mind Flayer working through Will. Poor Bob.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dana Perino

Dana Perino has the distinction of being the second female White House Press Secretary after Dee Dee Myers, and served under George W. Bush. As of now she has a part of the Fox News team, working as a political commentator, and is also a former book publishing executive at Random House. Looking over her career it seems that Perino is the type that caught her drive to advance early on and didn’t let go as she has served under one influential political personality after another and has continued to climb the ladder towards success and a very noted spot

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dana Perino
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Bill Maher Calls Trump’s Relationship With Fox News ‘a Very Bad Axis of Evil’

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Bill Maher Calls Trump’s Relationship With Fox News ‘a Very Bad Axis of Evil’
Bill Maher pulled an old phrase out of former President George W. Bush’s playbook during Friday night’s “Real Time,” dubbing Donald Trump’s relationship with Fox News “a very bad axis of evil.” “Fox News has become state TV,” Maher said. “They were always, of course, Republican. It’s different now,” he added. “As all things with Trump, it’s worse. And this is a very bad axis of evil.” Also Read: Bill Maher Says Trump Is Grosser 'Creep' Than Harvey Weinstein Due to Call to Gold Star Widow (Video) He added: “The typical Fox viewer is now
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'Young Queens, Stay Focused': Michelle Obama Is Loving This Fierce Music Video of Girls Rapping About Higher Eduction

'Young Queens, Stay Focused': Michelle Obama Is Loving This Fierce Music Video of Girls Rapping About Higher Eduction
Looks like Michelle Obama just found her new favorite girl group.

The former first lady took to Instagram on Thursday to sing the praises of a group of young, female students who produced and starred in a music video in which they rap about higher education and their own bright futures.

Obama commented on the video, which was posted on the Instagram account of blackgirlsrock, a nonprofit mentoring organization dedicated to “empowering Black girls to lead, innovate, and serve.”

“Young Queens – Stay focused. Stay motivated. Never quit. I’m with you, and couldn’t be prouder,” Obama wrote, signing off
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Playback: Sam Rockwell on ‘Three Billboards’ and Tackling George W. Bush

Playback: Sam Rockwell on ‘Three Billboards’ and Tackling George W. Bush
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Sam Rockwell has been on the brink of serious awards attention for a while now. He came close to Oscar recognition with his tour-de-force performance in Duncan Jones’ “Moon,” but his work as a racist Missouri law enforcement officer in Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is perhaps his best work to date, carved with complexity and grace. It might finally be hi ticket to the dance.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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Rockwell has worked from a McDonagh script three times now, having previously starred in the director’s “Seven Psychopaths” and his play “A Behanding in Spokane.” He relishes the collaboration, particularly for McDonagh’s capabilities on the page.

“[The characters are] very detailed and defined,” Rockwell says. “The
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Michelle Obama's Workouts, Problem Hugs and Other Dishy Scoop from Inside Camp David

Michelle Obama's Workouts, Problem Hugs and Other Dishy Scoop from Inside Camp David
Before Twitter free-for-alls, American presidents rarely found spaces in which to let loose — which is one reason why Camp David is so exceptional.

In his new book, Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat, rear admiral and former camp commander Michael Giorgione reflects on the 75-year history of the retreat, and how former presidential families like the Obamas, Bushes, and Clintons used it to relax.

“To me, Camp David is more a psychological journey than a physical one,” Lady Bird Johnson once said of the camp (which is isolated on top of a mountain in Thurmont, Maryland), according to the book.
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Actress Heather Lind Accuses President George H.W. Bush of Sexual Assault

Actress Heather Lind Accuses President George H.W. Bush of Sexual Assault
Actress Heather Lind has accused the former President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, of sexually assaulting her four years ago during a photo op in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday. She alleges that the former commander-in-chief "touched her from behind" and then "told her a dirty joke." In a statement to E! News, Jim McGrath, the spokesperson for the former president, said, "President Bush would never—under any circumstance—intentionally cause anyone distress, and he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offended Ms. Lind." The 34-year-old actress, who has appeared on both film, TV and Broadway, shared an image of President Barack Obama shaking the...
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Colbert Tries to Figure Out What George W Bush Said to Obama at Disaster Relief Concert (Video)

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Colbert Tries to Figure Out What George W Bush Said to Obama at Disaster Relief Concert (Video)
No one knows what George W. Bush whispered to Barack Obama that caused him to break out into laughter while Bill Clinton delivered a speech on Saturday at the One America Appeal Concert to raise money for hurricane relief. But Stephen Colbert used the top of tonight’s episode of “The Late Show” to try and figure it out. Well, and also to beg all five surviving former presidents to save the country (presumably from Trump). Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Blasts Trump on Puerto Rico Response: 'National Disgrace' (Video) “It’s nice, it’s really nice that they could all be there together,
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See George W. Bush and Barack Obama Share a Laugh Behind Bill Clinton’s Back at Hurricane Relief Concert

See George W. Bush and Barack Obama Share a Laugh Behind Bill Clinton’s Back at Hurricane Relief Concert
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Lady Gaga Shares Photo of Herself in Boyfriend Christian Carino’s Arms While Wearing Pink Frilly Bikini

Lady Gaga Shares Photo of Herself in Boyfriend Christian Carino’s Arms While Wearing Pink Frilly Bikini
Sunset sweetness! Lady Gaga shared a rare and intimate photo with her fans on Sunday.

The 31-year-old Mother Monster took to Snapchat and Instagram Stories to post a pic of herself wearing a frilly pink bikini and in the arms of her boyfriend, Christian Carino.

Photo: Snapchat

In the photo, the two are staring at one another lovingly as the sun sets behind them.

On Instagram Stories, Gaga captioned the pic, “Night night, Sunday Funday,” and also shared a Boomerang video of herself in the two-piece swimsuit blowing a kiss.

More: Lady Gaga Joins Five Former Presidents at One America Appeal Benefit Concert in Texas

But Carino wasn’t the only important man the Grammy winner spent time with over the weekend. She also met five former presidents at a benefit concert.

“It was an honor to be invited by these five living Presidents to perform and speak at this historic event where we put our differences
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Harry Styles Groped Onstage By Overexcited Fans, Causing #RespectHarry to Start Trending

Harry Styles Groped Onstage By Overexcited Fans, Causing #RespectHarry to Start Trending
Sometimes, fans can get a little too excited when it comes to their faves.

At Saturday's We Can Survive Concert, the star-studded charity event raising money for breast cancer awareness, Harry Styles was aggressively grabbed on stage by a few overeager fans in the front row.

In a video posted to Twitter, Styles approaches the edge of the stage while performing his song, "Kiwi," and as he dances up front, several hands grab at his chest and crotch areas, causing him to quickly back up and continue the song.

Fans took to Twitter not long after, getting the hashtag #RespectHarry trending, and letting other fans know that it is not Ok to grab at him the way that was shown in the video.

One upset fan wrote, "I'm in tears. Harry has created such a safe space for everyone, and this is how he's repaid? Sexual assault? I just...
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