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The Journal Gazette

Friday, December 29, 2017 1:00 am

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LGBTQ actors to be in FX series

Associated Press

The FX channel says it's ordered a scripted dance musical series starring Evan Peters, Kate Mara and James Van Der Beek.

FX said Wednesday that the series, titled “Pose,” will include what it called an unprecedented number of LGBTQ and transgender actors in ongoing roles.

The channel says the show is set in New York City in the 1980s, amid the “luxury Trump-era universe” and other social and literary circles.

FX says the first season of “Pose” will include eight episodes. The show is scheduled to start production in February and debut in summer 2018.

Globes lineup

Halle Berry, Gal Gadot and Chris Hemsworth are among the first presenters announced for next month's Golden Globe Awards.

Other presenters announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association include Carol Burnett, Shirley MacLaine, Hugh Grant, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, Ricky Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Seth Rogan and Sharon Stone.

Oprah Winfrey also will be on hand, but she's accepting the association's annual Cecil B. DeMille Award, which recognizes an outstanding contributor to entertainment.

The 75th Golden Globe ceremony airs Jan. 7 on NBC.

Happy birthday

Among today's celebrity birthdays: Actress Actor Jon Voight is 79. Country singer Ed Bruce is 78. Singer Marianne Faithfull is 71. Actor Ted Danson is 70. Actress Patricia Clarkson is 58. Comedian Paula Poundstone is 58. Actor Michael Cudlitz is 53. Actor Jude Law is 45. Actor Mekhi Phifer is 43. Actress Jane Levy is 28.