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Fans know Chris Colfer for belting out the tunes on Glee. But the openly gay star is also an avid writer. His first book, The Land of Stories, is slated to debut as a New York Times bestseller. According to the Times, the book is “a fairy tale homage.”
Colfer tweeted, “#TheLandOfStories is debuting at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller’s list!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this. Thank you!!!” [Advocate]
Viola Davis On What To Expect From Barbara Jordan Biopic: Barbara Jordan, the first African American Congresswoman from the South, remained in a loving lesbian relationship until her untimely death. And soon, Viola Davis will star as the “American Hero” in a feature film based on Mary Beth Rogers’ biography, Barbara Jordan: American Hero.
“We’re hoping this becomes a movie that shows the world everything that Viola can do,” said Paris Barclay, the film’s director. “People haven’t seen everything that she’s capable of, and this role is so powerful.” [Indiewire]
Marilyn Monroe A Lesbian? Hollywood Icon Had Affairs With Women, New Book Alleges: Marilyn Monroe: sex symbol, film star…lesbian? According to Lois Banner’s new book, Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, Monroe “desired women, had affairs with them, and worried that she might be lesbian by nature.” [HuffingtonPost]