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What To Watch This Week on TV: Meyers Helms Emmy Awards, Handler Says Goodbye - VIDEO

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— Joan Rivers and company set their lasers to stunning as they pick their favorite Emmy Awards ensembles on Fashion Police, Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern on E!. Then they’ll sharpen their knives and cut the red carpet misses to shreds (which we all know is much more fun).

Chelsea's last show on E! and Amy Poehler's visit to SwedenAFTER THE JUMP ...

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Lithuanian Broadcasters Cite 'Family Values' Law in Refusal to Air Pro-LGBT Television Ad: VIDEO

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An advertisement produced by LGBT rights organization LGL and featuring gay, lesbian, and allied couples will not be aired on Lithuanian television according to broadcasters. The ad depicts several couples living their day-to-day existence, seemingly happy; at the end, though, statistics paint a different picture of the LGBT experience in Lithuania. "61% LGBT persons in Lithuania feel discriminated against," it states, and still citizens are barred from viewing the video. The broadcasters, for their part, claim there is good reason behind the refusal to air LGL's ad.

Human Rights Campaign reports:

LithuaniaWhile the video itself does not contain anything provocative, commercial broadcasters fear that it may be in violation of the Law on the Protection of Minors Against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information. This law forbids information “which expresses contempt for family values, encourages the concept of entry into a marriage and creation of a family other than stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania.”

In an interview with Delfi, television representatives said the video raised some red flags because it spoke about various family models that differ from what is traditionally accepted. The video will now be reviewed by the Inspector of Journalist Ethics, though that could be a lengthy process.

The legislation in question sounds eerily similar to Russia's own anti-gay propaganda laws; we can only hope that the advertisement passes its review and that Lithuanians of all ages can see the positive message is represents. The likeliehood of approval is slim, however. Just last year an ad for Baltic Pride depicting a man whose shirt said, "For Family Diversity," was slapped with a mature rating and aired only after 11pm. 

Check out the sweet ad, AFTER THE JUMP...

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UK's Channel 4 Aims To Shock With New Gay Drama 'Cucumber' - VIDEO

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The UK’s Channel 4 hopes to “outrage” tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail with it’s new “channel-defining” gay drama Cucumber, reports The Independent.

DaviesFifteen years after screening Russell T Davies’ ground-breaking drama Queer As Folk, Channel 4 has boasted that new series Cucumber - also produced by Davies [pictured right] - is so risqué that it "wouldn't get past an American network".

Set to be aired next year, Cucumber looks at gay life across different generations and stars Vincent Franklin [above left] as a 46-year old man going through a relationship break-up, and Freddie Fox [above right] as a young object of his desires.

Cucumber will be broadcast alongside a sister show, Banana and a related web series called Tofu. According to Davies, the titles for the three shows came from a scientific study on the erection:

"It divided the hard-on into four categories, from soft to hard. One, tofu. Two, peeled banana. Three, banana. And four, cucumber. Right there and then, I knew I had my drama."

Channel 4’s Head of Drama Piers Wenger said that although the new series is "amazingly warm, incredibly funny and beautifully written", viewers might be "challenged" by the explicit content.

Named Channel of the Year on Friday at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Channel 4 recently ran a campaign challenging homophobia in Russia, to coincide with the Sochi Winter Olympics. New projects from the broadcaster include Carol, which examines a lesbian affair between a female department-store assistant and an older married woman; My Million View Sex Change, a project showing young women recording the progress of their gender reassignments; and Gay Love: Sex and Apps, which will follow a young man looking for a partner on apps such as Grindr and Manhunt.

Watch a deleted scene from the original UK version of Queer As Folk, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'True Blood' RECAP - 'Thank You' [Spoilers]

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And with that, True Blood's seventh and final season has come to an end. Who lived? Who died? Who suddenly became a lesbian cage fighter?

Sink your fangs into our recap, and share your thoughts on the series finale, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Hannah Horvath Teases 'Girls' Fans With Season Four Preview: VIDEO

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What can we gather from the new "Girls" teaser from HBO? Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) definitely isn't in New York anymore! 

The very brief clip finds the star straddling a bike and enjoying a whole new, slower pace of life, presumably in Iowa. In typical Hannah fashion, though, things don't turn out quite as planned.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Röyksopp & Robyn 'Do It Again' On 'Tonight Show': VIDEO

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On Monday night's Tonight Show, Robyn and Röyksopp took the stage to perform "Do It Again," a standout track from their collaborative EP of the same name.

Fans will be delighted to see that the Scandinavians didn't hold back for Fallon, and their set is completely in line with their style. Lights flash while Röyksopp stand cooly in the background, a couple of guys wear morph suits, and Robyn pulls out her signature moves. Also, she sports a geighties mullet that is truly exquisitie (above).

Check out these two new remixes of "Monument," a track also off Do It Again. And check out video of the performance, AFTER THE JUMP...

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