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FX orders musical series ‘Pose’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FX channel says it’s ordered a scripted dance musical series starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek.
FX said Wednesday that the series, titled “Pose,” will include what it called an unprecedented number of LGBTQ and transgender actors in ongoing roles.
The channel says the show is set in New York City in the 1980s, amid the “luxury Trump-era universe” and other social and literary circles.
Series co-creator Ryan Murphy described the show as an exploration of what he called the “universal quest” for identity, family and respect.
Rihanna mourns cousin’s death
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is mourning the death of her cousin and calling for an end to gun violence.
The singer posted photos of herself with 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne on Instagram on Tuesday, writing that she “can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!”
Alleyne died Tuesday after being shot in Barbados, where Rihanna was born and raised. She also wrote, “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man! #endgunviolence.”