Hollywood Is Less Gay-Friendly Off-Screen, Report Finds
LGBT Characters: – David (Michael C. Hall) – Keith (Mathew St. Patrick) ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Among the roller-coaster relationships featured on “Grey’s Anatomy,” one of the most endearing pairs is between two women, Callie and Arizona. Before Callie got together with Arizona, Callie was involved with some of the men of Seattle Grace Hospital. Callie and Arizona eventually got married in a beautiful wedding and are raising a baby together, which is fathered by Callie’s former lover, Mark Sloan, who passed away. LGBT Characters: – Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) – Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) – Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Vampires and gay characters have been a proven success once. Before there was “True Blood,” there was “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” which featured lesbian characters and couple, Willow Rosenberg and Tara Maclay. While their powers grew, their love for each other grew as well. LGBT Characters: – Willow Rosenberg (Alyson Hannigan) – Tara Maclay (Amber Benson) ‘The Real World’ One of the first popular reality television programs, “The Real World,” has been serving drama-filled households filled with late teens to early 20-somethings since 1992. Producers of the MTV mainstay usually cast an LGBT person.
Hollywood stars named in bitter legal battle for overseas film payments
It makes no sense to me.” He remembers that night all too well. It was Father’s Day , minutes before midnight, he said, when he heard five shots and the sound of a motorcycle speeding away. He knew his daughter was outside waiting on her ex. “I heard the shots and ran out,” he said. “And she was lying there dead.” He suspected Adams was his daughter’s killer, he said, and was surprised to hear that police think Adams paid another man to do the deed. “I’m just glad they caught him,” he said. “The Hollywood police did a helluva job finding out who did it. They really worked hard on it.” Detectives investigating the murder learned from a confidential informant that Cook agreed to murder Chamberlain in exchange for $10,000, Hollywood Police Lt. Nicole Coffin said Friday. Cook claims Adams paid him half that amount, according to the report. Police continue to investigate Adams’ possible involvement in the crime.
Photograph by: TIZIANA FABI , AFP/Getty Images George Clooney and Helen Mirren are among a host of Hollywood stars named as potential witnesses in a bitter legal case in which the actorsa union is being accused of failing to properly distribute up to $130 million in payments to its members. More than two dozen people, including Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, Justin Timberlake and Natalie Portman, are included on a list of possible witnesses in the case brought against The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA.) The case is being pursued by Ed Asner, 83, a former union president in the 1980s. Asner has won more Emmys than any other male actor and became a household name in the 1970s playing Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. More recently, he voiced the lead character in Disneyas animated film Up. More than a dozen fellow plaintiffs, who together call themselves The United Screen Actors Committee, have joined the suit. They include Clancy Brown, who played the bullying prison guard Byron Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption, and others who have worked on TV series including The West Wing, The X-Files, Beverly Hills 90210, and Murder, She Wrote. The list of stars named as potential witnesses also includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Carol Burnett, Ozzy Osbourne and Harry Connick Jr, along with representatives of the estates of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando and Heath Ledger. The union, which is adamant it has done nothing wrong, collects residual payments when films and television episodes starring its members are shown outside the United States. Payments are distributed on a quarterly basis to any performer who has accrued at least $10 in foreign payments. In lengthy legal submissions Asner and his fellow plaintiffs refer to an aextreme web these parties have woven to steal money that rightfully belongs to US performersa. They accuse SAG-AFTRA of asecretinga money in a trust, generating millions in interest, for more than a decade and claim that the amount has askyrocketeda to more than $130 million. The actors also say the unionas claim that it was hindered by an aantiquated computer systema were asuspect,a and that it has spent millions updating computers. Lawyers for the union say the case has ano merita and are seeking to have it dismissed at a hearing on Oct 7 in Los Angeles before Judge Manuel Real. The union says it is avery prouda of its programme to collect foreign residuals which has asingle-handedly delivered to our members more than $15 million from foreign collections that would otherwise have been lost forevera. It said: aThis is not the abiga case that plaintiffs portray.