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Oscar and Emmy-Winning Actor Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

Oscar and Emmy-Winning Actor Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Jan 27

Cloris Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in "The Last Picture Show" and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blücher in "Young Frankenstein" and self-absorbed neighbor Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died.

'The Walking Dead' Cuts Homophobic Trolls on Social Media

'The Walking Dead' Cuts Homophobic Trolls on Social Media

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27

"The Walking Dead" just took a proverbial hatchet to brain-eating homophobia on social media.

Julien Fournie Brings Cinematic Marvel to Paris Fashion Week

Julien Fournie Brings Cinematic Marvel to Paris Fashion Week

STYLE | Jan 27

With shows taking place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, designers such as Julien Fournie are becoming versatile: getting their designs out to the public by making a film of their collection and streaming it online.

Australia Open Declines Invite to Anti-LGBTQ Grand Slam Winner Margaret Court

Australia Open Declines Invite to Anti-LGBTQ Grand Slam Winner Margaret Court

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27

Australian tennis champ Margaret Court, often cited for her anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, wasn't invited to this year's Australia Open. The Grand Slam winner says she wouldn't go anyway.

See Why Apt. Seeking Out Dancer Was Labeled 'NYC Hottest Roommate'

See Why Apt. Seeking Out Dancer Was Labeled 'NYC Hottest Roommate'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 27

An out, hunky dancer went looking for a place to live this week and found himself in the New York Post labeled "NYC's hottest roommate."

Black, Gay SF Firefighter Sues City for Discrimination, Harassment

Black, Gay SF Firefighter Sues City for Discrimination, Harassment

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27

A Black, gay firefighter in San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against the city citing harassment and discrimination in the work place.

Hate Crime Charges Added in Case of La. Man's Brutal Attack on Grindr Date

Hate Crime Charges Added in Case of La. Man's Brutal Attack on Grindr Date

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27

Chance Seneca has been arrested and charge with the attempted second degree murder of Holden White in Louisiana last year.

Watch: Gaga Soundtracks Viral Vid of Packed Gay Club that Sparks Envy on Twitter

Watch: Gaga Soundtracks Viral Vid of Packed Gay Club that Sparks Envy on Twitter

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 27

A video of a packed dance floor in an Australian gay club soundtracked by Lady Gaga is going viral, sparking social media to long for the pandemic to end and even earning a response from the pop star herself.

What to Watch at the Reimagined Sundance Film Festival

What to Watch at the Reimagined Sundance Film Festival

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Jan 27

This year's "reimagined" Sundance Film Festival, like most Film Festivals during COVID, will take place both digitally and in person across the country from January 28 through February 3, 2021.

Out Pop Star Halsey Announces She's Pregnant: 'Surprise!'

Out Pop Star Halsey Announces She's Pregnant: 'Surprise!'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 27

Pop star Halsey surprised fans Wednesday when she announced that she's pregnant.

News

Virus May Kill More Than 90K in the Next Month, White House Projects

Virus May Kill More Than 90K in the Next Month, White House Projects

NEWS | By Zeke Miller, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 27

The Biden administration launched its new level-with-America health briefings Wednesday with a projection that as many as 90,000 more in the U.S. will die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks.

Entertainment

Larger than Life: 'Dirtwoman' Documentary Recalls Counterculture Drag Queen

Larger than Life: 'Dirtwoman' Documentary Recalls Counterculture Drag Queen

ENTERTAINMENT | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jan 27

No one who's lived in Richmond, Virginia during the past fifty years will ever forget Dirtwoman. Donnie Corker was a colorful counterculture drag character in a town that is filled with counterculture eccentrics.

Business

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

BUSINESS | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 26

You may have a mask and hand sanitizer in hand, but if you're planning on traveling any time soon, you'll also have to navigate the maze of pandemic rulesl. United Airlines has launched a digital hub to help customers easily track what may be required.

Technology

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

TECHNOLOGY | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 25

A vaccine passport "could be the golden ticket to rebooting travel," but how long will it take to get the double dose, and what technology is being developed to prove it?

Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

CARS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

Style

Let Down Your Hair: New Army Rules for Ponytails, Nail Color

Let Down Your Hair: New Army Rules for Ponytails, Nail Color

STYLE | By Lolita C. Baldor | Jan 27

Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave.

Health/Fitness

'It's A Sin' Star: I Became HIV-Positive after My First Sexual Experience

'It's A Sin' Star: I Became HIV-Positive after My First Sexual Experience

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 27

Actor and AIDS activist Nathaniel Hall, a star of the '80s-set miniseries "It's A Sin," became positive after his very first sexual relationship. That eventually led to his one-man show and his efforts to combat stigma.

Travel

Palm Springs: A Winter Getaway Like None Other

Palm Springs: A Winter Getaway Like None Other

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 27

Here's a look at why Palm Springs is on the top of our destination list for the coming year and what makes the desert dream the ideal getaway.

Nightlife

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

LGBTQ bars and restaurants in greater Los Angeles are struggling to survive the second, and latest, COVID lockdown. Crowdfunding has proven to be a lifeline for many.