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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ to ‘One Day at a Time’ Are the Family-Friendly Shows Leading the Charge for Youth Coming-Out Stories

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ to ‘One Day at a Time’ Are the Family-Friendly Shows Leading the Charge for Youth Coming-Out Stories
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Fresh Off the Boat” Season 4, Episode 10, “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” the first season of Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” and Season 2 of Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack.”]

“What up, girl. You gay?

You play any instruments?

Holla back at me.”

That eloquent haiku, scrawled on a coffee cup, is one of the first, albeit clumsy, attempts by “Fresh Off the Boat” character Nicole (Luna Blaise) to figure out what it means to live as a gay individual. Coming out has been an incremental process for her this season, and in Tuesday’s episode, she’s taking the next step. After developing a crush on a local barista at HotJava, Nicole considers communicating in poetry via paper cup to determine if the feeling is mutual.

Mainstream TV has come a long way since Ellen DeGeneres’ character came out on her self-titled sitcom 20 years ago. And these days, shows like ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” Netflix’s “One Day at a Time,” and Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” have put youth coming-out stories at the front and center.
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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ to ‘One Day at a Time’ Are the Family-Friendly Shows Leading the Charge for Youth Coming-Out Stories

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ to ‘One Day at a Time’ Are the Family-Friendly Shows Leading the Charge for Youth Coming-Out Stories
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Fresh Off the Boat” Season 4, Episode 10, “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” the first season of Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” and Season 2 of Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack.”]

“What up, girl. You gay?

You play any instruments?

Holla back at me.”

That eloquent haiku, scrawled on a coffee cup, is one of the first, albeit clumsy, attempts by “Fresh Off the Boat” character Nicole (Luna Blaise) to figure out what it means to live as a gay individual. Coming out has been an incremental process for her this season, and in Tuesday’s episode, she’s taking the next step. After developing a crush on a local barista at HotJava, Nicole considers communicating in poetry via paper cup to determine if the feeling is mutual.

Mainstream TV has come a long way since Ellen DeGeneres’ character came out on her self-titled sitcom 20 years ago. And these days, shows like ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” Netflix’s “One Day at a Time,” and Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” have put youth coming-out stories at the front and center.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate Pets from California Home as Fires Close In

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate Pets from California Home as Fires Close In
Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi aren’t taking any chances with their pets’ safety.

On Sunday, DeGeneres announced that the couple evacuated their pets from their home near Santa Barbara, California, because of the Thomas Fire.

The daytime show host Tweeted, “Our house is under threat of being burned. We just had to evacuate our pets. I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.”

The Thomas Fire is one of several active wildfires in California causing evacuations, road closures, property damage and other devastation. This fire is now threatening Santa Barbara County,
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate California Home Amid Wildfire Threat

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate California Home Amid Wildfire Threat
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are now among those affected by the devastating Southern California wildfires.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show host tweeted to fans on Monday that she, her wife and their pets are safe after being forced from their Carpinteria, California, home due to fire danger.

"Our house is under threat of being burned. We just had to evacuate our pets. I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters," the 59-year-old comedian wrote.

In the week since it erupted, CBS Los Angeles reports that the Thomas fire has burned over 200,000 acres and has left more than 85,000 people without power. At least 88,000 people have had to evacuate, including Lea Michele, Rob Lowe and Katy Perry's parents. The Witness singer tweeted, "Saying a prayer for my hometown of Santa Barbara & Montecito tonight The #thomasfire is still only 10% contained after devastating #Ventura #Ojai & now #Carpinteria. Over 230,000 acres burned
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate Pets From Home Under Threat From California Fire

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Evacuate Pets From Home Under Threat From California Fire
Ellen DeGeneres says she and wife Portia de Rossi had to evacuate their pets from their California home due to the threat of a raging wildfire that has destroyed and damaged hundreds of properties over the past week.   The two have several cats and dogs. This past October, the couple bought an $18.6 million beachfront home in Carpinteria, located near Santa Barbara. The Thomas Fire, one of a few wildfires raging in California, has prompted thousands of evacuations, road closures and unhealthy air quality warnings in Santa Barbara County and as well as neighboring Ventura County. "Our house is under threat of being burned. We just had to evacuate our pets," DeGeneres tweeted on...
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Scandal on ABC: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Eight?

Vulture Watch Now that Olivia Pope is the White House Chief of Staff, what crises will she encounter? Has the Scandal TV show been cancelled or renewed for an eighth season on ABC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page has is the place to track the status of Scandal, season eight. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the ABC television network, Scandal stars Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Portia de Rossi, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Joe Morton. The series centers on former White House Communications Director, Olivia Pope (Washington). Upon exiting that job,
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Meghan Markle Adopted Her First Dog ‘Because Ellen [DeGeneres] Told Me To’

Meghan Markle Adopted Her First Dog ‘Because Ellen [DeGeneres] Told Me To’
A quick scroll through Meghan Markle‘s Instagram feed will tell you that she’s a huge dog lover, especially her own rescue pups Bogart and Guy. But Prince Harry‘s new bride-to-be may never have had her pets if it wasn’t for a surprising source: Ellen DeGeneres.

While announcing the royal engagement on her talk show, DeGeneres revealed that she’s crossed paths with Markle before — when the actress was debating whether to adopt her first pet, Bogart.

The newest addition to the royal family once told Best Health that she was in a dog shelter when DeGeneres
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Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion
During a Nov. 15 appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat revealed that Season 5 of the cult sitcom had just wrapped filming. Unfortunately, that announcement was sandwiched between two dark media scandals featuring members of the show’s ensemble cast.

The first was a series of tweets from comedian Charlyne Yi on Oct. 15, who accused David Cross (who plays eccentric Tobias Fünke) of making racist comments toward her. Cross’ apology was cynical, blaming the incident on playing a “southern redneck character” that she didn’t understand, and lashing out against social media followers who called him out on the incident. Then came two allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested’s” cruel patriarch George Bluth Sr.), one from a former assistant and the other from a fellow “Transparent” actress.

Arrested Development” has always been a gonzo comedic sandbox — even though it’s packaged like a semi-traditional sitcom,
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Reconsidering ‘Arrested Development’: Why Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross Could Ruin the Show — Opinion

During a Nov. 15 appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Arrested Development” star Alia Shawkat revealed that Season 5 of the cult sitcom had just wrapped filming. Unfortunately, that announcement was sandwiched between two dark media scandals featuring members of the show’s ensemble cast.

The first was a series of tweets from comedian Charlyne Yi on Oct. 15, who accused David Cross (who plays eccentric Tobias Fünke) of making racist comments toward her. Cross’ apology was cynical, blaming the incident on playing a “southern redneck character” that she didn’t understand, and lashing out against social media followers who called him out on the incident. Then came two allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested’s” cruel patriarch George Bluth Sr.), one from a former assistant and the other from a fellow “Transparent” actress.

Arrested Development” has always been a gonzo comedic sandbox — even though it’s packaged like a semi-traditional sitcom,
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Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres & More Celebs React to Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres & More Celebs React to Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Vote
Love wins in Australia!

On Tuesday, the Land Down Under revealed that an overwhelming majority of the population supports same-sex marriage, following a two-month long national survey, prompting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to call for the Parliamentary to institute marriage equality before the end of the year.

The results crossed borders and seas, reaching far further than the millions of Australians who cast their vote, including many Lgbtq advocates and celebrities worldwide, who took to social media to celebrate the outcome.

More: See Miley Cyrus' Evolution in Et's New Series 'When We First Met'

"Yes!!!!! Congrats Australia! Every step taken is one closer to World Peace! Love love love you!" Miley Cyrus tweeted, before adorably giving a shout-out to her Aussie fiancé, Liam Hemsworth. "Proud to be Australian by association lol."

Ellen DeGeneres, wife of Australian actress Portia de Rossi, also spoke out, tweeting, "It’s a g’day. Way to go Australia. #MarriageEquality
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Scandal: How the ABC Series Was Going to End

What was supposed to happen on Scandal? Recently, star Bellamy Young revealed Shonda Rhimes' original ending for the ABC TV show, TVLine reports.The political drama is currently in the middle of its seventh and final season. The cast includes Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Tony Goldwyn, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Scott Foley, Portia de Rossi, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Joe Morton.Read More…
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Second Woman Claims Steven Seagal Sexually Assaulted Her During ‘Private Audition’

Second Woman Claims Steven Seagal Sexually Assaulted Her During ‘Private Audition’
A second woman has come forward accusing Steven Seagal of sexually assaulting her during an audition, claiming the actor fondled her breasts and grabbed her crotch. Dutch model Faviola Dadis said she met the actor around 2002 while auditioning for an epic about Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire. (The movie was never made). “I thought it would be my big break into acting,” Dadis told TheWrap. “I grew up watching his movies, it was a big deal.” Also Read: Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Her Audition With Him Dadis said that after two call backs,
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Portia de Rossi Claims Steven Seagal Exposed Himself During an Audition

Portia de Rossi Claims Steven Seagal Exposed Himself During an Audition
Portia de Rossi has come forward via social media to accuse Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her and exposing himself during an audition. Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi's partner of 9 years, has written a supportive tweet in response. Seagal is currently living in Russia with his new best friend Vladimir Putin and has yet to respond to de Rossi's claims or the stack of other accusations that have recently come to light over the past few weeks against the Under Siege actor.

Portia de Rossi took to Twitter to share her experience with Steven Seagal, claiming that he sexually harassed her during an audition. The former star told young de Rossi that it was important to show chemistry on the screen, so he unzipped his leather pants and exposed himself to her. The actress had this to say.

"My final audition for a Steven Seagal movie took place in his office.
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Jenny McCarthy Details Alleged Casting Couch Experience with Steven Seagal: ‘It Just So Grossed Me Out’

Jenny McCarthy Details Alleged Casting Couch Experience with Steven Seagal: ‘It Just So Grossed Me Out’
Although Jenny McCarthy first accused Steven Seagal of sexual misconduct back in 1998, amid new allegations against the actor, McCarthy, 45, detailed her casting couch experience with Seagal, 65, on SiriusXM.

“They sent me out for Under Siege 2,” McCarthy began, describing a 1995 film Seagal starred in, adding that she “purposefully wore a muumuu to the audition so the casting people would actually look at my face and watch my work.”

When it was finally her turn to audition, McCarthy said she noticed “there was no one else in the room,” but she convinced herself that wasn’t a problem because “he’s a celebrity.
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Steven Seagal accused of harassment by Arrested Development actor Portia De Rossi

Incident, which saw the actor allegedly ‘unzip his trousers’ during an audition in his office, follows similar claims of misconduct made by three other women

Portia De Rossi has accused actor and producer Steven Seagal of sexually harassing her during an audition for one of his films.

The allegations, which were shared by the Arrested Development actor on Twitter, follows similar claims of misconduct made against Seagal by three other women.

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Portia de Rossi joins Steven Seagal accusers by Jennie Kermode - 2017-11-09 14:52:11

Steven Seagal Photo: Gage Skidmore

Portia de Rossi has joined an increasing number of women making sexual harassment claims against Exit Wounds star Steven Seagal. "My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office," she tweeted yesterday. "He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn’t know if he was your type.'"

De Rossi's wife, television presenter Ellen DeGeneres, expressed her pride in De Rossi for speaking out.

Last week saw Julianna Margulies recall an encounter in which she agreed to meet Seagal (with whom she co-starred in Out For Justice) in a hotel room to discuss a role. She alleges that he had a gun with him when she arrived and that she doesn't know how she got out of the room unscathed.
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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal ''Unzipped'' His Pants During Audition

Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal ''Unzipped'' His Pants During Audition
Arrested Development actress Portia de Rossi took to Twitter on Wednesday to recount an alleged experience while trying to audition for a movie for the Above the Law actor Steven Seagal. The 44-year-old star, who is a lesbian and married to Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted, "My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, 'well, I didn't know if he was your type.'[sic]" The Arrested Development star tweeted the recounting to her 339K followers on Wednesday afternoon. Soon after, Ellen tweeted her support of the...
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Portia De Rossi Claims She Was Sexually Harassed By Steven Seagal In Audition: ‘He Unzipped His Leather Pants’

Portia de Rossi is speaking out. The 44-year-old actress took to Twitter on Wednesday claiming that Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition for one of his movies. “My final audition for a Steven Segal [sic] movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as […]
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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Her Audition With Him

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Portia de Rossi Says Steven Seagal Unzipped His Pants During Her Audition With Him
Portia de Rossi wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that Steven Seagal previously “unzipped” his pants during an audition with her. “My final audition for a Steven Seagal movie took place in his office,” she wrote. “He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants.” The “Ally McBeal” alum, who is married to Ellen DeGeneres, said this led her to run out of the office and call her agent. Also Read: 'House of Cards': What Happens to Next Season With Kevin Spacey Out? “Unfazed, she replied, ‘Well,
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