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.
Mandisa voted off 'American Idol'

Controversial Mandisa gets the boot

In a surprise, soul singer Mandisa—also known as Man-"diva"—was voted off American Idol on Wednesday, proving that even judges' favorites aren't safe in the tense sing-off. The singer had become the target of controversy among gay viewers after she made a reference to "lifestyle" in her introduction to a gospel song last week.

PBS's Now With David Brancaccio explores adoption by gay parents, April 7

Show speaks with gay couples in Florida fighting antigay adoption laws.

Brokeback DVD launch moves 1.4 million copies

Gay romance tallies impressive first-day sales.

Notre Dame OK's gay film festival

Catholic university to allow the yearly event to continue.

Madonna to confess on dance floors worldwide

Entertainment News 2006-04-05 Madonna to confess on dance floors worldwide Madonna will begin her latest world tour in Los Angeles on May 21, with ticket prices topping out at $350 in most U.S. venues,

NYC theater pulls United 93 trailer

Entertainment News 2006-04-05 NYC theater pulls United 93 trailer A New York City movie theater has pulled the trailer for United 93 , which chronicles in real time the hijacked

Original cast of Rent returns to Broadway for 10th anniversary

Entertainment News 2006-04-05 Original cast of Rent returns to Broadway for 10th anniversary They are back: the original Broadway cast of Rent for one performance only—April 24—to

Thanks to Julia, Richard Greenberg play grosses nearly $1 million

Entertainment News 2006-04-05 Thanks to Julia, Richard Greenberg play grosses nearly $1 million Julia Roberts was almost the million-dollar baby on Broadway last week. Three Days of Rain , which s

Guerrilla marketers push 'Brokeback' DVD

Guerrilla marketers push Brokeback DVD

A Web-based guerrilla marketing group known as the Ultimate Brokeback Forum has started an ambitious campaign to place the Brokeback Mountain DVD in 2,000 libraries throughout rural America and in gay-repressive countries like the Bahamas.

Brokeback truck sells for $60K

Canadian teen sells it on eBay for college money.

Liza: Cher's a bigger gay icon

Entertainment News 2006-04-04 Liza: Cher's a bigger gay icon In a contest between Liza Minnelli, Cher, and Barbra Streisand to determine who’s the number 1 gay icon, Cher would win&

Bahamas gays blast Brokeback ban

Entertainment News 2006-04-01 Bahamas gays blast Brokeback ban A Bahamian government board's decision to ban the movie Brokeback Mountain has prompted charges of discrimination a

Adam & Steve opens doors for distributor, producer

Entertainment News 2006-04-01 Adam & Steve opens doors for distributor, producer On the surface, Craig Chester's Adam & Steve seems like another low-budget gay-themed comedy, d

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