Some news items you might have missed:
• The Advocate: Spotify has launched a new program that aims to boost the profiles of LGBTQIA+ artists through a mixture of playlists, advertising and collaborations – GLOW.
• Gr8erDays: Lance Kerwin, best known for the 1970s TV series “James at 15,” died at 62 on Tuesday. Additional memorable appearances include five ABC Afterschool Specials (1974-1976) and the teen-drinking TV movie The Boy Who Drank Too Much (1980). RIP Lance Kerwin.
• Insider: An Oklahoma bill would make it a felony punishable by up to a $20,000 fine for drag artists to perform in front of minors in public places like drag story hours at libraries or Pride festivals.
• OUT: Two more queer inclusive TV shows are done as HBO Max announced its live-action DC Comics superhero series, Titans and Doom Patrol, will be ending after their current fourth seasons.
Two more #LGBTQ-inclusive #TVshows are coming to an end this year.https://t.co/8K7SsVKI0Y
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) January 26, 2023
• New York Times: Today’s economic report shows the U.S. economy grew at 2.9% last quarter while annual inflation fell and unemployment remained at record low 3.5%; consumer spending grew at 2.1%.
• Deadline: James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has surpassed $2.054B globally. That means the film has passed Avengers: Infinity War ($2.052M) and become the No. 5 highest-grossing movie ever worldwide.
With Wednesday’s worldwide box office grosses included, James Cameron’s ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ has surpassed $2.054B globally, and jumped up a notch on the all-time worldwide chart https://t.co/bvpuUiJgvd
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 26, 2023