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'Pose' Star MJ Rodriguez Joins Maya Rudolph in Apple TV+ Comedy Series

MJ Rodriguez didn’t have to wait long for her next role.

The Pose actress is set to star opposite Maya Rudolph in a new series for Apple TV+, Variety reports.

The still untitled series will center on Molly (Rudolph), a woman whose seemingly perfect life is upended after her husband leaves her with nothing but 87 billion dollars.

MJ is set to portray Sofia, the hard-working executive director of the non-profit funded by her absentee billionaire boss.

Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard executive produce alongside Maya through her production company, Animal Pictures, with the company’s Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens also executive producing.

Stay tuned for even more casting announcement for the new show!

Just recently, MJ was revealed as one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Pride issue cover stars.

Lil Nas X Gets Real About Clapping Back at Trolls In 'Entertainment Weekly's Pride Issue

Lil Nas X goes shirtless on the new cover of Entertainment Weekly.

The 22-year-old musician shares the Pride issue with MJ Rodriguez, Lena Waithe and Bowen Yang, and all four opened up about their trailblazing careers.

In Lil Nas X‘s feature, he opened up about his actions on social media prior to getting his big break.

“When I first got famous, I would block everybody,” he shared, recalling the trolls who flooded (and continue to flood) his mentions. “But now it’s like, okay, cool. For me, I would rather somebody hate the s*** out of me when they’re talking about me rather than not say anything at all, because that’s giving more power to my name.”

Now, he has the mentality of clapping back at the naysayers when they come out.

“I’m very much a chaotic, good person,” he added. “I almost never want to start shooting at somebody who didn’t bring it to my doorstep, you know? But I kind of live for when somebody tries to get me and I’m ready to throw it back at them tenfold. Do I feel bad about it sometimes? Every now and then, but I feel less bad knowing that I didn’t start it. I try to never throw stones, but if somebody throws one at me, I’m throwing an entire house.”

Check out the gallery below to see Lil Nas X, Lena, MJ and Bowen‘s covers!

Lil Nas X just announced some very exciting news!

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'Pose' Cast Brings Fashion A-Game to Red Carpet at Season 3 Premiere - See Every Photo!

The third and final season of FX’s acclaimed series Pose is premiering this weekend and the cast just walked the red carpet to celebrate the new episodes!

Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, and the rest of the cast were in attendance for the event at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday night (April 29) in New York City.

The other cast members there included Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, Jason Rodriguez, Dyllon Burnside, Jeremy McClain, Angel Bismark Curiel, Sandra Bernhard, and new cast member Jeremy Pope. Executive producers Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Steven Canals, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Brad Falchuk were all there as well.

Season three of the hit series will premiere on May 2 on FX.

Click inside to see all of the red carpet photos of the Pose cast… More Here! »

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'Pose' Is Coming to an End With Season 3 - Premiere Date Revealed

Pose is returning for a third and final season.

The Ryan Murphy-created FX series will return on May 2 and the series finale will air on June 6, co-creator Steven Canals confirmed Friday (March 5) on Good Morning America.

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“It was a very difficult decision for us to make, but this has been an incredible journey and we have told the story that we wanted to tell the way that we wanted to tell it,” he told GMA.

“Although we know you’ll be sad to see the show go, this season will be filled with all of the love and laughter and tears that you have come to expect from the Evangelista family. I, along with my incredible collaborators, never intended on changing the television landscape. I simply wanted to tell an honest story about family, resilience and love.”

The final season will consist of seven episodes.

In the final season, the year is 1994 and ballroom is a “distant memory” for Blanca (Mj Rodriguez), who is struggling “to balance being a mother with being a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide.” Elsewhere, ballroom emcee Pray Tell (Billy Porter) is dealing with “unexpected health burdens” while, in the ballroom scene, a “vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacy.”

The show premiered in June of 2018 and follows queer and transgender people of color in the ballroom scene of New York City in the late 1980s and early 1990s at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

“We got to tell the exact story we wanted, as we wanted to tell it, and I’m incredibly honored and grateful,” Ryan Murphy said in a statement.

There’s a huge Ryan Murphy show in the works right now.

'Pose' Season 3 Will Likely Look Different Because of COVID-19 Restrictions

The third season of the groundbreaking FX series Pose was in the middle of production when the COVID-19 pandemic shut things down.

Now, when things pick up again and the show is allowed to resume filming, you can expect the show to look a little different.

“‘Things like kissing — we will likely forgo those moments,” show creator Steven Canals said in a new interview with Variety. “The place on our show where the biggest impact will be felt will be the ball scenes: Those scenes have 125 to 150 background actors. That’s tricky, because that’s such an important and critical part of our show and the narrative. We’re just, only now, having conversations of ‘Is there a world where we forgo these things?’”

Those that watch the series will know that that ballroom scenes are an integral part of the show, so hopefully they’ll be able to work it into the program somehow!

The show’s star Billy Porter spoke up for the black LGBTQ+ community in a new video on Instagram.

Mj Rodriguez & George Salazar Perform 'Suddenly Seymour' During GLAAD's Together in Pride Special - Watch!

Mj Rodriguez and George Salazar gave a special performance during GLAAD’s Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone special!

The actors reunited (virtually) to perform “Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors during the livestream, which was thrown to help raise funds for Centerlink and local LGBTQ centers affected by the ongoing health crisis.

Last fall, Mj and George played Aubrey and Seymour, respectively, in the production of Little Shop at the Pasadena Playhouse.

So far, the livestream has raised over $225,000 for the LGBTQ community centers.

Watch Mj and George‘s performance of “Suddenly Seymour” below!

Mj Rodriguez Watches Irina Shayk Close Out Etro Fashion Show!

Mj Rodriguez happily strikes a pose while arriving at the Etro fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020-2021 on Friday (February 21) in Milan, Italy.

The 34-year-old Pose star was joined at the event by Victoria’s Secret Angels Elsa Hosk and Romee Strijd, as well as Sports Illustrated‘s Halima Aden as they all caught Irina Shayk strutting down the runway to close out the presentation.

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“Was an honor to close your show @etro 🖤,” Irina captioned with her Instagarm post. “Thank you @carlomengucci and the amazing @sagliogeraldine.. #Etro @damienboissinothair @lisabutlermua @pg_dmcasting”

Following the runway presentation, Irina was spotted making her way out of the venue in a casual look. The evening before, Irina also hit the runway at the Moschino fashion show.

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