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Mindy Kaling Sends Message of Support to Champions' Josie Totah, Who Came Out as Transgender

Mindy Kaling Sends Message of Support to Champions' Josie Totah, Who Came Out as Transgender

Mindy Kaling shared her support for Josie Totah, who publicly came out as transgender moments ago.

“My pronouns are she, her and hers. I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female. And my name is Josie Totah,” Josie wrote in her essay today.

Josie starred on Mindy‘s show Champions, which Mindy created and co-executive produced for NBC. Mindy took to Twitter to send a message to Josie after her essay was published.

“I love you, Josie. I’m so glad you’re able to speak your truth and live as your authentic self. You’re also so damn talented – I can’t wait to write for you again!,” Mindy tweeted.

(Note: Josie requested that production photos from her work be used instead of current photos.)

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Blake Lively Steps Out In NYC Ahead of MTV VMAs 2018!

Blake Lively Steps Out In NYC Ahead of MTV VMAs 2018!

Blake Lively is ready for a busy day!

The 30-year-old actress was in good spirits as she was spotted in matching pant and blazer ensemble while making her way through Bryant Park on Monday morning (August 20) in New York City.

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Blake is set to hit the stage at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards tonight as presenter in support of her upcoming film, A Simple Favor.

Be sure to tune into the 2018 MTV VMAs, airing tonight on MTV. The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall at 9 p.m. ET/PT!

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MTV VMAs 2018 Seating Chart - See Where Your Favorite Celebs Are Sitting in Radio City Music Hall!

MTV VMAs 2018 Seating Chart - See Where Your Favorite Celebs Are Sitting in Radio City Music Hall!

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards seating chart has been revealed and you can now see where your favorite celebs are sitting!

The seating chart shows famous names like Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Blake Lively, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, and more.

Things might get awkward with Nicki sitting right in front of Kylie and Travis. Nicki just called out Kylie and Travis in a Twitter rant over the weekend! Note: TMZ is now reporting that Kylie and Travis have actually moved seats to be across the room from Nicki.

Be sure to tune into the 2018 MTV VMAs, airing tonight on MTV. The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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'Champions' Star Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender

'Champions' Star Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender

Josie Totah, formerly known as JJ Totah, has come out as a transgender female in a powerful essay for Time.

Totah, 17, is best known for her work on the sitcom Champions and roles on Glee, Jessie, and the movies Other People and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In her essay, Josie opens up about being shoved into the “gay boy” box in Hollywood and how people in the entertainment industry kept assuming her identity.

“Numerous reporters have asked me in interviews how it feels to be a young gay man. I was even introduced that way before receiving an award from an LGBTQ+ rights organization. I understand that they didn’t really know better. I almost felt like I owed it to everybody to be that gay boy. But that has never been the way I think of myself,” she wrote.

“My pronouns are she, her and hers. I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female. And my name is Josie Totah,” she said.

Josie credits Jazz Jennings and her TLC series I Am Jazz for helping her realize her identity and being the catalyst for her seeking out hormone replacement therapy.

“There are still things that scare me. Identity documents can be hard for transgender people to change. I’m afraid of that moment when someone looks at the ID, looks at the photo, looks at the gender marker – looks at you. I never want to feel like I’m not allowed in somewhere because of who I am. I’m scared that being transgender is going to limit me in that way. And I’m scared that I’ll be judged, rejected, made uncomfortable, that people will look at me differently,” Josie wrote in her essay.

She added, “But when my friends and family call me Josie, it feels like I’m being seen. It’s something everyone wants, to feel understood. And, as a semi-religious person who went to Catholic school, I have come to believe that God made me transgender. I don’t feel like I was put in the wrong body. I don’t feel like there was a mistake made. I believe that I am transgender to help people understand differences. It allows me to gain perspective, to be more accepting of others, because I know what it feels like to know you’re not like everyone else.”

Read the full essay on Time.com.

(Note: Josie requested that production photos from her work be used instead of current photos)

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Pregnant Diane Kruger Shows Her Baby Bump in Summery Look!

Pregnant Diane Kruger Shows Her Baby Bump in Summery Look!

Diane Kruger stops by a bagel store to grab an item to go on Monday (August 20) in New York City.

The 42-year-old pregnant actress, who worn a cute shirt dress and showed her baby bump, has barely been seen since the news broke about her first pregnancy.

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If you don’t know, back in May, it was reported that Diane and Norman Reedus were expecting their first child together! She was not photographed until mid-August, and then again today.

Diane and Norman still haven’t confirmed the news. Congrats again to the happy couple!

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