ClexaCon, a new convention celebrating LGBTQ women in entertainment, generated such interest among both fans and actors that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez turned up in Las Vegas to attend the event, which was held over the weekend.
Ramirez was one of 2,200 attendees at ClexaCon, which took place March 3-5 at the Bally’s Hotel and Casino.
[…] For your Super Bowl performance of “America the Beautiful” alongside your “Hamilton” sisters, you added the word ‘sisterhood’ to the lyrics. Why the change?
It felt right for a lot of reasons. We were, of course, already playing sisters, and it was at the height of the Women’s March and of inclusion. We talked to our producers, and the NFL was really great about it. We were thrilled that we were able to do that, because for us, it was our spin on everything that the Schuyler sisters stood for and also what we stand for.
”Things You Didn’t Know About Phillipa SooAGE: 26 BORN: Libertyville, Ill. FAVORITE MUSICAL: “A Little Night Music” PREFERRED “HAMILTON” SONG: “It’s Quiet Uptown” FAVORITE “HAMILTON” LYRIC: “Immigrants, we get the job done.”
The introspective rock ballad, which nods to such musical icons as David Bowie and The Beatles, has received glowing reviews thus far, with both fans and critics applauding Styles’ against-the-grain approach to pushing the traditional limitations of the pop format.
There was something huge that I recently turned down. For me, it wasn’t about the money; it was an old-fashioned problem of the wage gap. I turned it down, and they didn’t come back. I remember afterwards I was like, “What did I do? Maybe it was a mistake.” But it wasn’t, because everyone in the studio system heard what I did. So what you’re doing is creating a reputation: Don’t bring Jessica something where she’s not being fairly compensated compared to the male actor. Even though I lost that film, I’ve created a boundary. I drew a line in the sand.
CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Casts Elizabeth Gillies in Starring Role (EXCLUSIVE)
Elizabeth Gillies has been cast in the CW’s “Dynasty,”Variety has learned exclusively.
Gillies will star as Fallon Carrington, one of the central characters
in the pilot, which is a modernized reboot of the original ’80s
follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the
Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.
The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women
at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington —
and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into
this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.