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13:41  28 march  2021
13:41  28 march  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

Ted Cruz rants about comedians, late night TV, and mask-wearing before shouting at people to 'just have fun' in wild CPAC speech

  Ted Cruz rants about comedians, late night TV, and mask-wearing before shouting at people to 'just have fun' in wild CPAC speech "Orlando is awesome. It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice," Cruz said, referring to the scandal he sparked by leaving Texas for Mexico."Orlando is awesome. It's not as nice as Cancun, but it's nice," Cruz began, referring to the scandal he sparked when he left storm-ravaged Texas for Cancun with his family last week. The Republican senator returned to Houston a day later after drawing sharp criticism for leaving the state he represented for a vacation in the middle of a devastating winter storm.

Several members of the original Glee cast are planning to reunite virtually for a special tribute to their late costar Naya Rivera.

Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Heather Morris posing for a photo: 'Glee' stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Heather Morris. © Paul Archuleta/Getty Images; Mike Marsland/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 'Glee' stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Heather Morris.

The reunion, planned for the GLAAD Media Awards next month, will include Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowit, Vanessa Lengies, Jacob Artist, Alex Newell, and Becca Tobin.

The tribute, to be introduced by presenter Demi Lovato, will honor the legacy of Rivera's Glee character, Santana Lopez, and mark the 10th anniversary of the character's coming out as a lesbian on the show. Lovato appeared on Glee in season 5 as Dani, Santana's girlfriend when she moves to New York.

2nd Democrat calls for investigation of DeSantis's vaccine distribution

  2nd Democrat calls for investigation of DeSantis's vaccine distribution The sole Democrat elected to statewide office in Florida is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives coronavirus committee to investigate the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, for “alleged political favoritism” in coronavirus vaccine distribution. Crist and Fried are both potential gubernatorial candidates, making their requests for an investigation impossible to separate from politics. Then again, the pandemic has been hounded by politics from the start. It may just be that the politics in Florida are more bare-knuckled and consequential than they are in most other places.

GLAAD plans to highlight the impact that coming-out moment had for LGBTQ teens and for greater Latinx LGBTQ representation on television.

Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Heather Morris posing for a photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images; Mike Marsland/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 'Glee' stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Heather Morris. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Paul Archuleta/Getty Images; Mike Marsland/WireImage; Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic 'Glee' stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Heather Morris.

Rivera died last July in an accidental drowning; she was 33. An original cast member of Glee, she joined the 2009 musical comedy with stars Lea Michele, the late Cory Monteith, Riley, Colfer, and many more. Morris played Santana's high school girlfriend, Brittany, on the series.

Many of the Glee cast members launched a holiday fundraiser for the organization Alexandria House in Rivera's honor.

Wake up, America: Laughter is healing

  Wake up, America: Laughter is healing The woke cancel culture tried to replace humor with dogma — which is no laughing matter — and to erase those who disagreed.Americans choose to laugh more often than to be enraged. We have been effective at using laughter to lower the temperature. Remember Chevy Chase tripping his way through skits about President Ford on Saturday Night Live? Or Daryl Hammond mocking President Clinton's empathy affectation, or the incomparable Tina Fey's hilarious skits about Sarah Palin? Their skits all had a grain of truth in them, and both Democrats and Republicans laughed. Laughter is a shared American value, ignited by good comedy that exempts no one.

Niecy Nash will host the virtual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday, April 8. The ceremony will premiere on GLAAD's YouTube page at 8 p.m. ET, and will stream on Hulu the same night starting at 10 p.m. ET.

Other special guests will include Star Trek: Discovery stars Ian Alexander, Blu del Barrio, Wilson Cruz, and Anthony Rapp; The Boys in the Band's Matt Bomer, Robin de Jesús, and Jim Parsons; Happiest Season director Clea DuVall and stars Mackenzie Davis and Dan Levy; Younger's Molly Bernard; The Christmas House's Jonathan Bennett; Bob the Drag, DJ "Shangela" Pierce, and Eureka O'Hara of We're Here; This Is Us' Sterling K. Brown; Promising Young Woman's Laverne Cox; Deaf U's Nyle DiMarco; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom's Colman Domingo; P-Valley's Brandee Evans; influencer Bretman Rock; JoJo Siwa; singers Katy Perry and Sam Smith; and the cast of Veneno.

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‘Hysterical’: TV Review .
FX’s well-meaning documentary uncovers the lives of today’s female stand-up comics.You can sense Hysterical’s “we’re all in this together!” earnestness right away, as Nevins launches the film with the actual dictionary definition of its own double-entendre title. A series of these snarky dictionary entry interstitials carve up the film into mini-vignettes on themes like chauvinism and femininity (“‘Ladylike’ (adj) \ lad-e-lik 1. appropriate for a well-bred woman or girl. 2. dainty, opinionless, knows when to shut up.”) These chapter headings are obviously meant to amuse, but I couldn’t help but see them as infantilizing.

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