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.

Vilanch lines up acting, writing gigs

Lions Gate acquires latest from Léa Pool

Picture This! acquires Confusion of Genders

Picture This! acquires Confusion of Genders

François Ozon gets all-star cast for Eight Women

François Ozon gets all-star cast for Eight Women

Billy Elliot, Will and Grace among Producers Guild nominees

Billy Elliot, Will and Grace among Producers Guild nominees

The last of the major pre–Oscar award nominations were announced Monday, as the Producers Guild announced the contenders for the Golden Laurels, which will be presented March 3. Producers Gren Brenman and Jonathan Finn were nominated in the feature film category for the gay-friendly drama Billy Elliot, and they are up against the producers of Almost Famous; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Erin Brockovich; and Gladiator in that category.

Gladiator, Stephen Daldry, Javier Bardem among Oscar nominees

Gladiator, Stephen Daldry, Javier Bardem among Oscar nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 73rd annual Academy Awards, which will be presented March 25.

Joey Travolta acquires rights to Sal Mineo story

Joey Travolta acquires rights to Sal Mineo story

Eminem and Elton speak up

Eminem and Elton speak up

Eminem greeted by protesters in U.K.

Eminem greeted by protesters in U.K.

Controversial rapper Eminem performed his first British concert Thursday night in Manchester, drawing both a sold-out crowd and a vocal group of protesters, reports Reuters. The capacity audience of 15,500 was greeted by gay rights activists and women’s groups carrying signs and chanting, “Eminem, you’re not funny, you oppress us to make money.” “The basic reason why we organized the protest is the fact that Eminem’s lyrics are not only homophobic, they are also misogynistic,” said Vicki Austin, National Union of Students gay and lesbian campaigner.

Queer folks return with new Showtime series

Queer folks return with new Showtime series

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