“8,” the hit play by Dustin Lance Black about marriage for gay and lesbian couples, continues to sweep the country and the world. Fremont, OH is the 400th confirmed reading, which are taking place at a variety of professional, community, college and high school theaters. The 50 year-old Fremont Community Theatre will stage readings on September 13 and 14 in their 500+ seat performance space located an hour and a half outside Cleveland.
We’ve seen it three times – once from L.A. in the podcast version, once in Davis, California, and once in Sacramento.
Meet the lovable and funny Josh Thomas (25), the Australian comedian that every girl will soon want as her best friend. The GQ Comedian of the Year Award winner is the creator, writer, Executive Producer and star of the Pivot Original Series "Please Like Me." Though it doesn't officially premiere until August 1 on the new TV network, you can watch the first episode, "Rhubarb and Custard" right now only at Pivot.tv.
The laugh-out-loud funny and charming coming-of-age show is based on the actual painfully awkward events of Josh, who is clearly going through a quarter-life crisis. The series follows him as he heads towards his 21st birthday and, in the span of 24 hours, is dumped by his girlfriend, Claire, realizes he may be gay and moves in with his mother, Rose, who has just attempted suicide. Although it's a scripted show, Josh didn't hesitate to cast his real-life best friend and dog, John, to star alongside him. Pivot will launch the series with a binge marathon of all 6 episodes on August 1. "Binge watching is universal, I think," Josh said. "Australian's do it, I do it. My dad does it. If a show is good you don't want to turn it off."
The Fosters are getting married! The show, which focuses on a lesbian couple with a horde of foster kids (and one biological one), hardly ever makes a big deal about the main characters’ sexuality. Until now. NBC News reports:
On the historic day this summer that Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo were married in Los Angeles and Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier exchanged vows in San Francisco, a similar wedding took place in the backyard of a house in Long Beach, Calif. The third nuptials belonged to fictional characters Stef Foster and Lena Adams of “The Fosters”–TV’s first gay characters to say “I do” since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The ABC Family drama’s creators, Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, credit “universal synergy” with the impeccable timing of the filming of the garden ceremony on June 28, the same day two of the couples challenging Prop 8 in California (which bans gay marriage) became legally wed.