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Britney Spears has told a US court she wants to charge her father Jamie for his alleged "conservatorship abuse".
"I'm here to press charges. I'm angry and I will go there," the singer said over a lawyer's phone on Wednesday.
Her emotional statement came as a Los Angeles judge ruled Spears can choose her own lawyer in her fight to end the controversial legal arrangement.
Mj Rodriguez has officially made history.
The Pose actress is the first transgender performer to be nominated in one of the major acting categories at the Emmys - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Blanca Evangelista on Pose.
The prestigious television awards have previously attracted criticism for snubbing trans talent from the series.
A new Netflix documentary executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum will chronicle conversion therapy’s deadly history in the United States.
Pray Away, which premieres on August 3, is directed by Kristine Stolakis and tells the story of Exodus International, an infamous ex-gay organisation that was founded in 1976 and shut down in 2013.
In an official description of the film, Netflix rightly describes Exodus as the “largest and most controversial conversion therapy organisation in the world.”
The iconic music, entertainment and culture magazine that shaped American generations is crossing the pond and joining the Attitude family.
For decades, Rolling Stone magazine has shaped the way generations of readers engage with music, entertainment and current affairs.
Now, the iconic, multi-platform media brand will be published in the UK, by the team behind Attitude, the UK and Europe’s best-selling LGBTQ title.
Four independent TV stations in Georgia have suspended broadcasts for 24 hours as part of a wave of media protests against attacks on journalists by far-right mobs.
More than 50 journalists were beaten last week, some with sticks, while covering a protest against a Tbilisi Pride parade, Ultraconservative politicians and priests urged on supporters who raided the offices of pro-LGBTQ groups.
The violence ahead of the Pride event led organisers to cancel the parade.
Jess, a 29 year old web designer for a non-profit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh and his husband Aaron. Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test. In cinemas now.
Hoping to say goodbye to superficial dating, real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test. This looks absolutely wild. Streaming from Wednesday.
Shakira is back with her first all-English language song since 2014. ‘Don’t Wait Up’ starts slow and understated, showcasing those distinctive vocals before emerging with a more modern sound and sure fire bop credentials when the chorus kicks in.
I've shared this podcast before but worth mentioning again as hosts Brendan and Matthew round off Season 2, reflecting on a turbulent year and eight months of Bottoming.
Six months in and we've already had some groundbreaking LGBTQ+ TV
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