NOPE. Transgender actress Hari Nef (Transparent) reveals 7 questions you should never ask someone who’s trans.
PHOTOGRAPHY. Incredible snaps of the US Navy enjoying ‘swim calls’ around the world: “With the ship anchored, ‘swim calls’ are seen as a refreshing break from the job of keeping the high-tech battleships running.The activity is usually enjoyed in warm foreign waters, such as the Mediterranean, Arabian and South China seas and the Indian and Pacific oceans.”
CASTING. Jussie Smollett joins Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel. No plot details as of yet…
MUSIC. David Bowie’s son praised Lorde’s tribute to David Bowie at the Brit awards.
BLACK LIVES MATTER. Hillary Clinton is confronted by protester about 1996 comments she made regarding young “superpredators.” Clinton then tells The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capeheart: “Looking back, I shouldn’t have used those words, and I wouldn’t use them today.” Capeheart’s take: “Clinton was clearly talking about a narrow band of young people who would not have included the admirably assertive Williams or the vast majority of African American youths then and now. And in light of the overarching fear of crime across the United States back in the 1990s, Clinton’s going out of her way to define ‘superpredator’ as a kid with ‘no conscience, no empathy’ is noteworthy.”
REWIND. Debra Messing reveals her favorite moment from Will & Grace was getting flashed by Sean Hayes.
OSCARS. Vice President Joe Biden to introduce Lady Gaga before performance of her nominated song “Til It Happens To You” about sexual assault: “The White House says V.P. Biden will use the opportunity to promote It’s On Us a White House initiative to address rape and domestic violence.”
AC360. New HBO documentary Nothing Left Unsaid explores relationship between Anderson Cooper and mother Gloria Vanderbilt.
RELIGION. Yesterday, White House screened documentary about homophobia in the Black church, Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church: “The one-hour film looks at couples ‘shunned’ by their families, as well as clergy members marginalized and youth abandoned all because of their sexual orientation. The rationale behind all of the intolerance is almost always religion, but in the black community paranoia about perceived threats to traditional masculinity plays a role as well. As one openly gay choir director says in the film, you can be ‘anything but gay’ in the black community.”
MAN IN UNIFORM. Colton Haynes is getting back to work.