Alan Cumming, Wilson Cruz, Anthony Rapp, Sam Rockwell, Zachary Quinto, Emma Thompson, Michelle Williams, Shazam! and More: HOT LINKS

MOOD Serenity now.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Zachary Quinto and boyfriend Miles McMillan are calling it quits after six years together.

“After some fan speculation, it has been confirmed that the 41-year-old actor and the 29-year-old model have broken up. The two were first linked to each other back in 2013 before making their relationship official in August of that year,” said Just Jared.

CENTRAL CASTING Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams are perfectly cast as Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

“The new trailer for FX’s Fosse/Verdon, a series about the messy relationship of Broadway star Verdon and Fosse, is out, and my body is now as flaccid as a drunk d*** in winter, because every gay bone in my body (and that’s every bone) shook with excitement and broke while watching it,” reports DListed

MORAL AUTHORITY “Emma Thompson is not here for accused predator John Lasseter,” says Celebitchy.

“After Pixar co-founder and animator John Lasseter left the company following allegations of sexual harassment, it wasn’t long until he got a new gig at Skydance Media. But the hiring didn’t sit right with Emma Thompson, who recently left the “large-scale” animated film Luck produced by Skydance because of Lasseter’s presence at the company,” reports Jezebel.

“I am well aware that centuries of entitlement to women’s bodies whether they like it or not is not going to change overnight. Or in a year,” she adds. “But I am also aware that if people who have spoken out — like me — do not take this sort of a stand then things are very unlikely to change at anything like the pace required to protect my daughter’s generation.”

SOUNDTRACK What’s your favorite song? Chime in over at Shakesville.


WIRE HANGING “Homophobia built the closet. So why do queer people continue to define themselves by it?” asks Slate.

“The metaphor of the closet—and the concept of coming out of it—provide the basic vocabulary by which we chronicle the standard arc of queer development. It’s a trope so deeply embedded in queer identity formation that it seems natural and inevitable, like a rite of passage. Many of the iconic films about adolescent queer experiences—Beautiful ThingBlue Is the Warmest Colorup through last year’s Love, Simon—have plots that revolve around the closet. In fact, of the 440 queer films I’ve watched and tabulated (I was a precocious user of Excel), no less than 383 make navigating the closet their central focus. And public self-disclosure doesn’t just enable self-actualization; it’s also a political weapon that secures civil rights and social respect through a process of familiarization. It’s all too easy to distrust the specter of the faceless homo lurking in parks and bathroom stalls, more difficult to clutch pearls when a genial Ellen cuts a rug on daytime TV,” writes Tom Joudry.

Read the full article here.

REST IN PEACE After four decades of obscurity, transgender singer Jackie Shane, who found renewed fame in recent years, has died according to Rolling Stone.

“Jackie Shane, a soul singer and transgender pioneer who had been all but forgotten for decades until her reissued catalogue sparked renewed attention in 2017, has died at the age of 78. Douglas McGowan, the Numero Group A&R scout who had tracked down Shane and was responsible for her rediscovery, confirmed the news to Rolling Stone. Shane died at home in Nashville, where she lived with her cat, Sweetie.”

Shazam! number 3 is out tomorrow!

SHAZAM Bleeding Cool says of the new installment in the life of Billy Batson aka Shazam! (Formerly Captain Marvel), “So that “S” stands for Solomon, the “H” for Hercules, the “A” for Atlas, the “Z” for Zeus, the second “A” for Achilles, the “M” for Mercury – and now the “!” sign stands for King Kid! and his Funlands dimension.”

“Bad guy? Good guy? Could he be known as that ***king kid? And what power in Billy Batson will this knowledge unleash? If the new Marvel Shazam family will let him that is…”

The Rowers Lunch by Renoir.

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER Especially if your Star Trek: Discovery’s Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz) has a brand new body, but what’s it all mean?

Find out Thursday night on CBS All Access.

FRESHMAN YEAR A young and beaming Gerard Way holds the first issue of Umbrella Academy circa 2007.

MAKING HISTORY This Thursday Grey’s Anatomy will become the longest-running prime-time medical show. Take that St. Elsewhere!

TREKKIES Make the best fan art.

COVER BOY Omri Rheinhorn is half Palestinian, half German, and 100 percent Israeli beach bum. #Jealous

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Anthony Rapp says any actor who works with Bryan Singer will be ‘put on blast’

Gay actor Anthony Rapp tweeted recently about director Bryan Singer and warned any actors who decide to work with him going forward.

Singer has been dogged for years in Hollywood by allegations of sexual assault and rape.

Most recently, the Atlantic published a lengthy piece detailing the stories of four men claiming to be victims of Singer. Even before the piece was published (originally at Esquire), Singer denied the allegations.

Despite the allegations, Singer is still slated to direct the upcoming film Red Sonja. This film is about a sword-and-sorcery comic book character whose backstory involves her rape and murder of her family.

Rapp, who currently stars in CBS All-Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, tweeted about this new.

He wrote that ‘any actor who agrees to work on this film is complicit in keeping a predator in power and will be put on blast’.

Anthony Rapp's tweet about Bryan Singer

Anthony Rapp’s tweet about Bryan Singer | Photo: Twitter @albinokid

In 2017, Rapp tweeted about his own alleged sexual abuse at the hands of actor Kevin Spacey.

Subsequent accusations led to the downfall of Spacey’s career, as well as numerous legal investigations and charges of sexual assault.

Where do you draw the line?

Rapp responded to multiple people who replied to his tweet.

One person asked him how actors without the power, fame, and financial security to turn down roles should do this.

‘who should we invoice for lost wages?’ they asked him.

Rapp conceded he was ‘talking most specifically about actors who are in a position to choose their roles’.

He did, however, shoot back a question about whether or not there’s a line to be drawn when you learning about a ‘potential employer’s behavior’.

Anthony Rapp discusses actor with someone on Twitter

Exchange about actors’ power and responsibility | Photo: Twitter @albinokid

In another conversation, someone lamented the ‘stain’ on the film Bohemian Rhapsody for Singer’s involvement with it.

Anthony Rapp discussing Bohemian Rhapsody on Twitter

Discussing Bohemian Rhapsody | Photo: Twitter @albinokid

Rapp state he was ‘not conducting any sort of stain campaign’ against the film.

He did take issue with the person’s claim that Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody ‘well before’ the end of filming. Rapp tweeted Singer’s firing happened only three weeks before the end of shooting.

See also

GLAAD drops Bohemian Rhapsody award nomination over Bryan Singer scandal

Queen’s Brian May apologizes for appearing to defend Bryan Singer

Actor Kevin Spacey appears in court to face sexual assault allegations

Author: Anya Crittenton

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