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.

More than 30,000 people descended upon Palm Springs to make Jeffrey Sanker's annual White Party weekend in Palm Springs the best attended yet.

"The strong roster of DJs and talent, ranging from Australian spin-masters Nervo to Mary J. Blige, who worked the crowd into a frenzy on Saturday night at the Convention Center, along with our Sunday choreographed fireworks tribute to Whitney Houston and a show-stopping performance from X Factor winner Melanie Amaro left memories for years to come," Sanker said in a statement.

The White Party has been recognized by the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism as among the city’s highest tourism revenue-generating events annually, bringing in more than $1 million in occupancy taxes alone. Next year's White Party will take place March 29 through April 1. For more information, go to

April 10 2012 2:00 AM

Transgender actress Laverne Cox pushes boundaries in Musical Chairs, a new film about wheelchair ballroom dancing.

April 10 2012 2:00 AM

 Author Anne Rice posted an inspiring message for her LGBT fans Sunday, saying "You are winning the battle for equal rights."

April 09 2012 8:24 PM

"Trust Me," the new video from Matt Zarley, finds the out entertainer portraying a GOP presidential candidate embroiled in a gay sex scandal after footage surfaces of him making out in a hot tub with a sexy younger man.  

April 09 2012 7:38 PM

Every week, The Advocate's Jami Smith brings you the top 10 tweets from LGBT comedians — and our favorite gay jokes from straight comedians, or just whatever made us laugh. For daily updates, join the more than 5,100 people who already follow @gaysayer on Twitter.

And now a post from your host:

April 08 2012 9:15 PM

TV personality Ross Mathews admits he was "nervous" and had some "concerns" about designer Jeff Lewis spending five days with him while renovating he and his partner's new home.

Mathews uses words like "very harsh" and "cutting" to describe his first impression of Lewis's approach to the world. That's not a natural fit for Mathews, who says, "I like to wrap things in a pretty little bow."

April 04 2012 7:21 PM

It may be time to revisit Avenue Q, the irreverently funny, 10-year-old send up of 'Sesame Street.'

April 04 2012 3:56 PM

The Broadway revival of Edward Albee's scathing emotional play also has a love story that you might have missed.

April 04 2012 3:10 PM


10. FILM: The Deep Blue Sea
The venerable Terence Rattigan play, likely inspired by an episode in his own life when his male lover left him for another man, was previously made into a stagy, melodramatic 1955 film starring Vivien Leigh. Out director Terence Davies has created his own stunningly sensual and thoroughly cinematic adaptation and coaxed a superb performance from Rachel Weisz as married Hester Collyer, whose passion for a younger lover leads to misfortune. Now playing in select theaters.


9. DVD: Del Shores: My Sordid Life
If you’re familiar with Sordid Lives, you already know that creator Del Shores is quite a storyteller, but you might not know that he’s an impressive raconteur without the mask of his colorful Southern characters. This recording of his hilarious 30-city U.S. tour features politically incorrect observations, dishy Hollywood anecdotes, and dressing room high jinks with pals including Leslie Jordan. To order visit


8. EVENT: Beneath the Sheets
Cazwell, Misnomer(S), and Martin Théberge will perform as Logo's Jonathan D. Lovitz and Oxygen's Jenna Russo cohost this fund-raiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Sal Bardo's short film Chaser, which aims to raise awareness about the complacency surrounding the topic of unsafe sex and HIV/AIDS. Tonight at New York City's Players Club. For tickets go here.

April 01 2012 10:10 AM

The tension between Philpot's public life and his private sexual life erupted in his work.

March 31 2012 2:00 AM