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Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, & MJ Rodriguez Step Out for Vanity Fair & FX’s Pre-Emmys Party

Billie Lourd and Leslie Grossman hold hands on the black carpet as they arrive at the Vanity Fair and FX’s Emmy Nominations Party on Saturday (September 21) in Century City, Calif.

The American Horror Story: Cult stars were joined at the party by their co-star Adina Porter.

Other stars at the party included Pose stars MJ Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, James Van Der Beek, Dyllon Burnside, and Angel Bismark Curiel, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia stars Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson, Fargo actors Colin Hanks and Timothy Olyphant, Mayans M.C. actor J.D. Pardo, American Crime Story actor Courtney B. Vance, and Thor

Read more at: http://www.justjared.com/2019/09/22/billie-lourd-leslie-grossman-mj-rodriguez-step-out-for-vanity-fair-fxs-pre-emmys-party/

‘Chernobyl’ vs. ‘When They See Us’: Who has the edge in this fierce Best Limited Series Emmy battle?

The Best Limited Series Emmy battle . has shaped up to be a two-horse race between HBO’s “Chernobyl” and Netflix’s “When They See Us,” both of which crashed the scene in the final month of eligibility (May) and were met with instant critical acclaim and an arousing audience response. “Chernobyl” racked up 19 nominations, the most for any limited series this year, and “When They See Us” earned 16. Both are grim fact-based dramas, undeniably timely, and have one writing and directing nom each, but where do they differ? The following five factors could end up tipping the scales in one’s or the other’s favor:

1. Best Casting win
Bearing in mind that TV movies and limited series used to compete in a joint category, the winners for Best Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special and for Best Limited Series have gone hand in hand

Read more at: https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/emmys-limited-series-chernobyl-vs-when-they-see-us/

‘Friends’ Creators Almost Gave the Role of Ross to This Actor After David Schwimmer Originally Turned it Down

NBC’s
iconic show Friends
is hitting a milestone on September 22,
celebrating 25 years since the sitcom premiered. The landmark comedy became a
cultural phenomenon, catapulting its cast members into stardom. The infamous
Central Perk six – played by Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa
Kudrow
, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer – immediately
became famous faces once Friends hit the coveted Thursday night lineup
on NBC.

Some little known details about the show and its cast are being revealed in Saul Austerlitz’s new book, “Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era“, including how Schwimmer, who played the character of Ross, almost passed on the now infamous role. The actor has also commented in the past on how the fame he attained from the show could sometimes be a stumbling block.

“Friends” Jennifer Aniston,

Read more at: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/friends-creators-almost-gave-the-role-of-ross-to-this-actor-after-david-schwimmer-originally-turned-it-down.html/

The ‘This Is Us’ Cast Salaries Just Made Us Gasp

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It’s that time of year again. Fall TV is in full effect and one of our favorite shows is set to return with brand new episodes. The This Is Us Season 4 cast salaries are so astronomical that we are hardly able to deal. In fact, if you look at the salaries from Season 1 until now, the cast has one of the largest salaries in TV history.

When we were first introduced to the Pearsons back in 2016–only Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia who play Rebecca and Jack Pearson respectively were household names. The rest of the clan including, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chrissy Metz had worked in Hollywood previously, but in much smaller roles. As a result, when the actors were first hired to appear on the series that would dazzle

Read more at: https://stylecaster.com/this-is-us-cast-salaries-season-4/

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Kim Kardashian Says She ‘Started Crying’ the Last Time She Saw Saw O.J. Simpson in Public

Kim Kardashian West is opening up about the last time she came face to face with O.J. Simpson.

In a recent interview on her close friend Jonathan Cheban‘s new podcast, FoodGod: OMFG, Kim, 38, was surprised to learn that Cheban recently ran into the ex-NFL star at a restaurant in Miami.

“He knew me and then he asked … he was in the back room, and the guy felt like a charmer, it’s so crazy,” said Cheban, 45. “I know whatever happened or whatever, he’s such a charming person just the way he speaks and stuff. And like the first thing he asked was about you guys, like, ‘How are the girls? How is everybody?’”

The reality

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Gus Kenworthy Responds To ‘American Horror Story’ Critics Who Say He Can’t Play Straight

The Olympic freeskier has tried his hand at acting before, having appeared in an episode of ABC’s “The Real O’Neals” and in a memorable cameo of “Sharknado 5: Global Warming.” His “AHS” role, however, has already drawn a fair share of scrutiny, with some taking aim at his thespian skills even before they’ve seen a single episode. 

Read more at: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gus-kenworthy-american-horror-story-1984_n_5d83c1f0e4b0957256b37107

Gay News

Today, HRC announced that the organization will honor actress Dominique Jackson with the HRC National Equality Award at HRC’s 23rd Annual National Dinner in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2019. HRC previously announced that it will also honor global superstar Ricky Martin with the HRC National Visibility Award. HRC will welcome openly bisexual NFL veteran Ryan Russell and actor Jake Choi as special guests, as well. This will mark the first HRC National Dinner under the tenure of new HRC President Alphonso David, who will deliver remarks from the stage. DJ Nhandi and comedian Dana Goldberg will be providing entertainment during the program, as well.

“Dominique Jackson has brought her one-of-a-kind charisma and talent to the hit FX series Pose, all while being a visible and forceful advocate for LGBTQ rights — especially the rights of transgender women of color,” said  HRC President

Read more at: https://www.gaytoday.com/index.php/2019/09/19/hrc-to-honor-dominique-jackson-ricky-martin-and-welcome-ryan-russell-and-jake-choi-to-the-national-dinner/

Ricky Martin, Dominique Jackson at the HRC National Dinner

Today, HRC announced that the organization will honor actress Dominique Jackson with the HRC National Equality Award at HRC’s 23rd Annual National Dinner in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2019. HRC previously announced that it will also honor global superstar Ricky Martin with the HRC National Visibility Award. HRC will welcome openly bisexual NFL veteran Ryan Russell and actor Jake Choi as special guests, as well. This will mark the first HRC National Dinner under the tenure of new HRC President Alphonso David, who will deliver remarks from the stage. DJ Nhandi and comedian Dana Goldberg will be providing entertainment during the program, as well. 

“Dominique Jackson has brought her one-of-a-kind charisma and talent to the hit FX series Pose, all while being a visible and forceful advocate for LGBTQ rights — especially the rights of transgender women of color,” said  HRC President Alphonso David. “Her onscreen poise

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‘American Crime Story’ Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson Renew FX Deal

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are staying put at the new FX. The award-winning executive producers behind such massive hits as the American Crime Story franchise have signed a new four-year overall deal with FX Productions — where their company, Color Force, will continue to develop and launch projects for the Disney-owned operation.

“Our creative collaboration with Nina and Brad has been rewarding, not just in the rich and growing catalogue of event and signature series they’ve helped produce for FX, but on a personal level as great friends and colleagues,” said FX Networks and FX Productions chairman John Landgraf. “They have a natural instinct for captivating stories and the skill to bring them to life onscreen. We are honored to continue our partnership for another four years.”

Jacobson and Simpson have had tremendous success at FX. Since launching Emmy favorite American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson

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