Arts & Entertainment
In the Arts & Entertainment section, The Advocate brings readers all the latest news on Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. From New York to Los Angeles, The Advocate shines a spotlight on the stars of the screen who are lending their voices to support the LGBT community, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are moving the cultural needle. Discover A-list interviews, the best gay movies and reviews of theater, music, books and television. Learn how Arts & Entertainment can shape national dialogue and can work to advance equality.
June 13 2007 11:00 PM ET

YouTube star signs NBC deal

Matthew Van Atta

Entertainment News 2007-06-14 YouTube star signs NBC deal William Sledd, YouTube star of the regular video column "Ask a Gay Man," has signed a development deal with NBC Universal. The Pad

Dancehall reggae artists sign tolerance agreement
June 13 2007 11:00 PM ET

Dancehall reggae artists sign tolerance agreement

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Dancehall reggae artists Beenie Man (pictured), Sizzla, and Capleton have all signed the Reggae Compassionate Act, promising to end their use of antigay lyrics in their music.

June 13 2007 11:00 PM ET

IKEA wins honor for gay-friendly ad

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Entertainment News 2007-06-14 IKEA wins honor for gay-friendly ad IKEA took the top honor at the Commercial Closet Association awards, celebrating the best gay-friendly ad campaigns in mainstream

June 13 2007 11:00 PM ET

ABC's dumping of Isaiah Washington calculated

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Entertainment News 2007-06-14 ABC's dumping of Isaiah Washington calculated Starring on one of TV's hottest series is an actor's dream, and Isaiah Washington fought hard to keep his role as Dr. Preston

Maupin revisits aging hippies of 'Tales of the City' in new novel
June 12 2007 11:00 PM ET

Maupin revisits aging hippies of Tales of the City in new novel

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Armistead Maupin says he never intended to write another installment of his popular Tales of the City series. But thankfully for fans, Maupin's newest book, Michael Tolliver Lives, revisits many of the same larger-than-life characters that propelled Tales from a weekly San Francisco Chronicle column to six books and a Showtime miniā€“soap opera.

June 12 2007 11:00 PM ET

J-Hud may star in Lady Day biopic

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Entertainment News 2007-06-13 J-Hud may star in Lady Day biopic After her Oscar-winning performance in Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson may return to the big screen as jazz vocalist

June 12 2007 11:00 PM ET

Whoopi may take View spot

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Entertainment News 2007-06-13 Whoopi may take View spot ABC is eyeing several candidates to fill Rosie O'Donnell's now-vacant seat on the daytime talkfest The View , but one r

June 12 2007 11:00 PM ET

Fans petition to bring Cher to Vegas

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Entertainment News 2007-06-13 Fans petition to bring Cher to Vegas A petition is being circulated on the Web calling for Cher to become a Las Vegas mainstay. Following news that

June 11 2007 11:00 PM ET

Utopia, Awakening, Grey Gardens take top Tonys

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Entertainment News 2007-06-12 Utopia, Awakening, Grey Gardens take top Tonys Two passionate works— Spring Awakening, a pounding, post-rock musical of teenage sexual anxiety, and The Coast of

June 11 2007 11:00 PM ET

YouTube star calls for pride on the Web

Mike Grippi

Entertainment News 2007-06-12 YouTube star calls for pride on the Web Gay YouTube regular William Sledd urged followers of his video column, Ask a Gay Man, to “just come out” to celebrate

June 11 2007 11:00 PM ET

Van Sant takes on psychedelic film

Mike Grippi

Entertainment News 2007-06-12 Van Sant takes on psychedelic film Gus Van Sant and Lance Black are attached to the film version of Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test . The

Isaiah Washington out on 'Grey's Anatomy'
June 08 2007 11:00 PM ET

Isaiah Washington out on Grey's Anatomy

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Isaiah Washington has lost his job on the hit ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, five months after creating a furor with his use of an antigay slur. Washington's contract option was not renewed for next season, series producer ABC Television Studios said Thursday in Los Angeles.

June 08 2007 11:00 PM ET

Ricky Martin to reign at NYC's Puerto Rican parade

Matthew Van Atta

Entertainment News 2007-06-09 Ricky Martin to reign at NYC's Puerto Rican parade Grammy-winning pop star Ricky Martin, chosen as the king of this weekend's 50th annual Puerto Rican Day parade in New Yo

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