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.

During a highly-charged audition, Britney Spears reassured a contestant on the show X Factor that she had no problem with him being gay.

The pop sensation is one of the judges on the Fox reality competition, and at an audition on Sunday in San Francisco, a male contestant stepped up onto the stage. Spears told the other judges she knew who the singer was; they did a duet together over a decade ago. The contestant became emotional after seeing Spears.

June 19 2012 11:52 AM Updated

Oscar-nominated actress Susan Tyrrell, best known for her performances in cult films such as Andy Warhol's BadAngel, and Cry-Baby, died in Los Angeles as age 67, reports Variety.

June 18 2012 9:00 PM

Transgender musician Laura Jane Grace says she was mesmerized by Madonna as a child and identified with her on two levels—as a performer and as a female, during an interview with MTV News.

June 18 2012 7:53 PM

Cheyenne Jackson has been cast as a scout master in Mockingbird Lane, Bryan Fuller's reimagining of the '60s sitcom The Munsters, reports Deadline

June 18 2012 5:58 PM

It's good to know you can rely on someone when things get tough. And for Ryan Doughty, that person was his longtime boyfriend.

June 18 2012 3:28 PM