Netflix’s ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Picked Up For 3 More Seasons

Clearly people love what they see on the hit TV series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK as Netflix announces the show has been picked up for an additional 3 more seasons.

From Variety:

The renewal comes on the heels of “OITNB’s” strong showing at Saturday’s SAG Awards, where the show took the comedy ensemble award for the second year in a row and the comedy actress trophy for star Uzo Abdua for the second straight year.

Netflix is famously tight-fisted when it comes to offering up viewership data about its original series. But execs with the streaming giant have repeatedly confirmed that “OITNB” is its most-watched original series. That has been backed up by the efforts of outside measurement companies to track viewing in the Netflix eco-system.

I’ve never heard of a TV drama being picked up for that many more new seasons. It speaks volumes as to the quality and popularity of the show.

The new season drops on June 17th.

Stars Of GLEE & ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Set To Join THE WIZ LIVE Cast

New casting news about the upcoming The Wiz LIVE:


Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba will play “Glinda the Good Witch” and GLEE’s Amber Riley will play her sister, Addaperle.

Musicals are not a new environment for either with Aduba having starred in the short-lived 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell and Riley appeared in the 2014 Hollywood Bowl production of Hair.

Check out both singing from the musical theater canon below.

First up, Aduba singing “Lily’s Eyes” from The Secret Garden with Rachel Bay Jones at Broadway Backwards, followed by Riley’s GLEE performance of “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls.

(via NewNowNext)

Trailer: “Orange Is The New Black” Season 3

Netflix made the full season 3 of it’s hit TV series “Orange Is The New Black” available last night.

Clip description: “The women of Litchfield unapologetically return for the third coming. With a crisis of faith and their beliefs and loyalties being tested, each character must decide what and who to believe in.”

Looks like a binge-watching kind of weekend!

Trailer: “Orange Is The New Black” Season 3

Netflix just dropped the trailer for Season 3 of the acclaimed series Orange Is The New Black.

The women of Litchfield unapologetically return for the third coming. With a crisis of faith and their beliefs and loyalties being tested, each character must decide what and who to believe in.

All episodes will be available June 12th exclusively on Netflix.

Laverne Cox Hosts Opening Night of Liaison Nightclub, First Gay Nightclub in a Las Vegas Strip Casino

Nightclub owner Victor Drai and actress Laverne Cox cut the red ribbon at official opening of Liaison Nightclub

One history making original joined another this past Saturday night, as Emmy nominated actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black) hosted the official opening of Liaison Nightclub inside Bally’s Las Vegas – the first gay nightclub in a casino. Cox is the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award.

Arriving at Liaison following her iHeart Radio Festival presentation, Cox effortlessly walked the red carpet in a stunning kelly green Stephen Mikhail dress accentuated by an Edie Parker clutch and lavish silver accessories including a neck piece by Haute Hippie and jewelry by Rue Gembon, Lulu Frost and Miriam Salat.

Other talent attending the evening included “Pin Up” star and Playboy’s former Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair, “Absinthe” performer and “America’s Got Talent” finalist Butterscotch, cast members of the new Las Vegas burlesque revue show “Limelight,” cast from “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” and cast from “Legends,” to name a few.

Liaison Nightclub, the game-changing LGBT nightlife venue created by Victor Drai and set on the Las Vegas Strip at Bally’s, is a 7,000 square foot nightclub featuring sexy dark finishes of gold and black.

(All photos by Patrick Gray – Kabik Photo Group)

Laverne Cox joined by Liaison performers 

Liaison Nightclub gogo dancers

Liaison Nightclub located inside Bally’s Las Vegas

Music video: John Legend “You & I (Nobody In The World)”

Laverne Cox featured in John Legend’s new music video “You & I (Nobody In The World)”

Newly minted Emmy Award nominee Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black) joins a diverse group of women in the new John Legend music video You & I (Nobody in the World).

From Billboard:

“You and I” highlights women of diverse ages, races and body types as they inspect themselves in the mirror.

The video, which also features Legend’s model wife Chrissy Teigen, aims to promote positive body image and raise money for charities focused on women and girls via Legend’s #OperationGirl campaign.

OperationGirl is a fundraising campaign for charities focused on women and girls.