GLAAD’s annual study assessing inclusion in films of 2017 found an “alarming drop” in LGBTQ characters in last year’s major studio releases.
In response, the advocacy group is asking studios to have 20% of major studio releases include LGBTQ characters by 2021, with 50% of films including such characters by 2024.
The directive comes as GLAAD’s Studio Responsibility Index, which maps the quantity, quality and diversity of roles in films released by the seven major Hollywood studios, found that of the 109 releases last year, only 14 (12.8%) included LGBTQ characters — the lowest percentage since the organization began tracking in 2012.
Good news for fans who are sad that another season of “Saturday Night Live” has come to an end.
The long-running comedy series released a special video that had been cut for time from Saturday’s episode, featuring the talents of cast members Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant, host Tina Fey and musical guest Nicki Minaj.
The bit includes McKinnon, Bryant and Fey doing a sterling impression of pop-rock band Haim — a Los Angeles-based group made up of three sisters — singing about being ride or die for their friends, no matter how rough the road gets.
“Hello, world! This is Miles Theodore Stephens - We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles. Our household feels overwhelmed with love. Thank you for all your well wishes!” Teigen wrote on Instagram on Sunday, sharing a sweet first look at Miles in all his contemplative newborn glory.
“The duke and duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding,” Kensington Palace said on Monday. “They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the U.K., commonwealth, and around the world.”
Can I act? Yes. Am I a wonderful actor? No. . . . The reason I stopped acting was because I got tired of working in lousy movies and my wife said, 'Why don't you stop complaining and write something?' So I did.