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Laverne Cox Reveals She & Friend Were Targets of Transphobic Attack

Laverne Cox is luckily okay after being targeted in a transphobic attack.

The 48-year-old Orange is the New Black actress took to her Instagram to reveal that she and a friend were targeted in an “aggressive” transphobic attack while walking in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

Laverne explained that she and her friend were walking when a man came up to the friend and “aggressively” asked what time it was before asking, “Guy or girl?”.

The friend told the man to “f–k off,” which then triggered the man to start hitting her friend.

“The guy is like hitting my friend, and then my friend is going toward him and I’m like ‘Holy s–t,” Laverne said. “I pull out my phone and I call to dial 911, and all of a sudden it’s over and the guy is gone.”

Luckily Laverne and her friend weren’t physically injured.

While reflecting on the incident, Laverne said that she believes the man wanted her to answer his question instead of her friend.

“The guy really wanted me to answer so that he could spook whether I’m trans or not,” Laverne said. “I don’t know why, I don’t know why it matters. At the end of the day, it’s like who cares? I’m in a hoodie and yoga pants, I’m completely covered up, I’ve got my mask on. Who cares if I’m trans? How does this affect your life?”

She added: “This dude was looking for trouble…because I happened to be a trans person in public. None of this is new, but it’s still just kind of like…why do you need to be aggressive?”

“I started blaming myself. We were walking in the park. We weren’t doing anything,” Laverne shared. It’s important to remind myself and remind you that when these things happen, it’s not your fault…that there are people not cool with you existing in the world.”

Laverne also opened up about harsh reality about transphobia.

“It’s not safe in the world,” she said. “I don’t like to think about that a lot, but it is the truth and it is not safe if you’re a trans person.”

Laverne also shared a message with fans to be “aware of your surroundings” and know that “it’s not your fault” if an incident like hers happens to them.

“It’s not your fault that there are people not cool with you existing in the world,” Laverne said. “We have a right to walk in the park.”

Laverne Cox, Paris Hilton, & More Glam Ladies Presented at the American Music Awards 2020

Laverne Cox and Paris Hilton both look so glamorous on the red carpet at the 2020 American Music Awards, which is airing on Sunday (November 22) and taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The ladies were among the presenters at the annual awards show. Some more presenters, pictured here in the photo gallery, included Kristin Cavallari, Selena actress Christian Serratos, and The Bachelorette star Tayshia Adams.

Make sure to check out the full list of winners from the awards show!

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Michael Costello dress and Nancy Newberg jewelry. Paris is wearing a Valdrin Sahiti dress. Kristin is wearing a The Attico dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Christian is wearing a Tom Ford dress and Forevermark jewelry.

20+ pictures inside of the women on the red carpet and on stage… More Here! »

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Carey Mulligan's 'Promising Young Woman' to Get Theatrical Release on Christmas Day!

The highly anticipated movie Promising Young Woman was supposed to be released in theaters back in April and now the film has finally been given a new release date!

The new film, starring Carey Mulligan, will hit theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020.

Here is the film’s synopsis: Everyone said Cassie (Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

Promising Young Woman was written and directed by Emerald Fennell, who was the showrunner for season two of Killing Eve.

Starring alongside Carey are Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chris Lowell, Sam Richardson, Molly Shannon, and Clancy Brown.

Watch the new trailer below!

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Here's What the Emmy Awards Censored During Laverne Cox's Speech

Laverne Cox was censored at the 2020 Emmy Awards.

The Orange is the New Black actress took to the stage during the virtual ceremony on Sunday (September 20) to present the award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.

“Good evening everyone,” Laverne started. “I am living proof of the American dream that anyone in this country can lose the Emmy four years in the same category and yet somehow end up on this stage presenting an award to someone who probably didn’t …”

At that point, Laverne‘s mic was cut off and viewers missed a few seconds of what she was saying.

“What happens to an American dream deferred?” Laverne then continued. “Does it shrivel up like a raisin in the sun? Stick to the script Laverne, stick to the script. And now here are the nominees for Writing in a Drama Series.”

Despite not being presented live, the Television Academy released the clip of Laverne‘s presentation, revealing what she said in those few seconds.

According to their footage – which you can see below – Laverne said “presenting an award to someone who probably didn’t effing vote for me.”

Laverne literally said “effing” – she didn’t actually use the curse word. As of right now, it’s unclear why the sound was cut from her speech for that brief moment.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Kim Kassas Couture look.

Hulu Drops Trailer for 'Bad Hair,' a Horror Satire Starring Elle Lorraine!

A new trailer that is getting so much buzz is the upcoming Hulu movie Bad Hair!

The film is a horror satire set in 1989 and it follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

The star-studded cast also includes Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek, Yaani King Mondschein, and Usher.

Bad Hair was written and directed by Justin Simien, who previously wrote and directed the movie Dear White People and the TV series of the same name.

The movie will be released on Hulu on October 23.

Leslie Jones Tried To Tell Laverne Cox She Was Nominated For An Emmy, But It Didn't Go As Planned

Leslie Jones hosted the virtual announcement for the 2020 Emmy Award Nominations this morning, with Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, Tatiana Maslany and Television Academy CEO Frank Scherma joining her by Zoom calls.

However, when the 52-year-old actress and comedian tried to reveal to Laverne that she was nominated for an Emmy, it didn’t go over as planned.

As Leslie tries to announce it, she gets a little confused on what Laverne is actually nominated for. First, she mentioned Best Drama Series, before then saying Best Actress, then to Guest Actress.

“I was supposed to do that way smoother,” Leslie told Laverne afterwards, and Laverne was still confused about the announcement.

Laverne picked up a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Orange is the New Black.

You can see the full list of nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards now on JustJared.com.

Watch the moment between Leslie and Laverne below!

Laura Harrier & Netflix's 'Hollywood' Cast Present First Look at Tastemaker Event!

Laverne Cox happily strikes a pose with Laura Harrier while supporting her at the special Tastemaker screening and reception for her upcoming series Hollywood held at San Vicente Bungalows on Sunday (February 23) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Laura, 29, was joined at the event by her co-stars Maude Apatow, Jake Picking, Dylan McDermott, Michelle Krusiec, David Corenswet, Jeremy Pope and Mira Sorvino, as well as co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan.

Laverne, 47, was in attendance in support alongside Rumer Willis, Maude‘s father Judd Apatow, Harry Hamlin and his wife Lisa Rinna, Zelda Williams and Janet Mock, who introduced the first screening of Hollywood to the crowd.

Here’s a synopsis: “Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.”

Ryan Murphy‘s new show Hollywood launches globally on Friday, May 1!

FYI: Maude wore a Bora Aksu outfit.

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