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How Emmy's Controversial Category Choices Paid Off, and This Year's Other Trivia

According to the Emmy Awards ballot, True Detective isn't a miniseries, but Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven are. Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Shameless are comedies, even though there are frequently more tears than laughs on those shows.

The debate over how to classify shows that defy classification ruffled plenty of feathers during this year's Emmy campaign season. Yet...read more

Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox Heads to Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

Laverne Cox is breaking out of the big house. At least temporarily.

The Orange Is the New Black star is set to guest-star on the new Bravo scripted series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, the network announced Tuesday.

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From Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon and based on the best-selling books of the same name, the hour-long series centers on Abby (House alum Lisa Edelstein), a self-help book author who tries to hide her separation from her husband as she begins to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s. She goes to her divorced friends, instead of her married ones, for advice which leads her to unexpected and life-altering experiences.

Cox will play...read more

Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox on Being Transgender, Attempting Suicide

Laverne Cox, who plays transgender hairstylist Sophia Burset on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, revealed in an interview with Time magazine that she was so conflicted about her gender and sexuality as an adolescent that she tried to kill herself.

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Orange Is The New Black: Career Counse
Orange Is The New Black: Rules Aren't
Movie Stars Snatch 2014 Emmy Nominations
Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Katie: Money Myths Busted
Season 2, Episode 76
Episode, Guest
2014 Access Hollywood: Episode Episode, Appearing
2014 ET Canada: Episode Episode, Remarks by
2013 Orange Is the New Black TV Show Series, Actor - Sophia Burset
2010 Transform Me TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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Orange Is the New Black, Elementary Win GLAAD Awards

Orange Is the New Black, Elementary and the film Philomena were among the winners at the second evening of the GLAAD Media Awards, which took place Saturday in New York City.

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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox, The Fosters Win GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez and Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox were among the winners at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles Saturday night. The awards recognize various media for fair, accurate and inclusive representations of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Report: CNN's Piers Morgan Live Will End This Spring

Piers Morgan and CNN President Jeff Zucker have come to a mutual agreement to end Morgan's show, Piers Morgan Live, as early as next month, according to the New York Times.

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Orange Is the New Black Actress on Julianne Hough's "Problematic" Blackface Costume

Julianne Hough has already apologized for wearing blackface to a Halloween party Friday, but the firestorm is far from over.

Hough, 25, wore blackface as part of her Crazy Eyes costume — a tribute to the beloved Orange Is the New Black character played by Uzo Aduba.

Martha Plimpton rants about Julianne Hough's blackface Halloween costume on Twitter

Although Aduba has kept silent on the controversy thus far, her co-star... read more

Trans Actress Laverne Cox Breaks New Ground with Orange Is the New Black

There's something really special happening in television right now. Jenji Kohan'sOrange Is the New Black not only features a nearly all-female cast depicting a diverse spectrum of race, sexuality and body types, but it also includes a trans woman of color actually playing a trans woman of color — a first on mainstream television.

Former reality star and producer Laverne Cox plays Sophia Burset, a firefighter whose wife Crystal is less disturbed by her transition than her decision to steal credit cards. read more

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