Orange is the New Black

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Orange Is the New Black Wants You If You're Scary

Casting call for frightening-looking inmate types put out for show's 4th season

(Newser) - How crazy can you make your eyes? Do you think you can outboo Boo? Orange Is the New Black has put out a casting call for its fourth season, notes DNAinfo , and the ad doesn't deceive candidates into thinking they'll be playing the pretty new ingenue on the... More »

Game of Thrones Captures 24 Emmy Noms

What rape controversy?

(Newser) - Game of Thrones declared victory, at least in the race for Emmy nominations, receiving a whopping 24 as they were announced today. The drama wasn't hurt with TV academy voters by controversy over its depiction of rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year. It's a... More »

OITNB Star Laura Prepon: Scientology Is 'Magic'

Because you're a thetan, or something

(Newser) - Love Laura Prepon in Orange Is the New Black? Thank Scientology. The actress says the religion lets her easily access her emotions on screen but shut them down off screen, and that ability has generally transformed her life. "It's magic, it really is," she swoons, per Gawker... More »

OITNB Star: I Won't Make My Face More Feminine

'This is the face that God gave me,' says transgender icon Laverne Cox

(Newser) - Sophia Burset is back on Netflix, making over inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary in the new season of Orange Is the New Black . But Laverne Cox, the transgender actress who plays her, says she personally won't get any makeover: Though she used to crave "highly invasive surgical procedures" to... More »

Orange Is the New Black Makes Surprise Early Debut

Fans at OrangeCon cheer surprise premiere

(Newser) - Attendees of the first-ever OrangeCon got a big surprise last night when, during a cast panel, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings agreed (via video call) to debut the third season of Orange Is the New Black six hours early. "One episode? ... Two episodes? ... What if we showed them the whole... More »

My Parents Got Deported: OITNB Actress Speaks Out

Diane Guerrero says no one from government checked on her at 14

(Newser) - Diane Guerrero, now 28 and successful with her role on Orange Is the New Black, was just 14 when she arrived home from school one day to her worst nightmare: Immigration officers had carted her parents away. It was a fear she'd lived with her entire life, she writes... More »

Real Housewife Headed to OITNB Prison

Teresa Giudice's sentence starts Jan. 5

(Newser) - When reality TV collides with television based on reality: A judge yesterday said she had been told where Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice will serve her time come Jan. 5, and it's the prison camp facility that inspired Orange Is the New Black, notes the Hollywood ... More »

TV Writer Divorces: OITNB Helped Me Realize I'm Gay

Lauren Morelli is now dating one of the show's female stars

(Newser) - It's a tale of divorce and romance that seems like only Hollywood could invent, and it kind of did: A female writer for the TV show Orange Is the New Black has split from her husband of two years because she says the show helped her realize she was... More »

Sheriff Ditches 'Trendy' Orange Jail Jumpsuits

Black and white is the new orange in Michigan county

(Newser) - A sheriff who blames the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black for making orange jumpsuits trendy has put his inmates in the black-and-white stripes that prisoners wore a century ago. "Some people think it's cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing... More »

Orange Is the New Black Exploits Prison

The show's crass sensationalism undermines the book's message: Noah Berlatsky

(Newser) - Watch the trailer for the new season of Orange Is the New Black, and it's chock-full of sex, threats, gags, and a general sense of fun and excitement. The message seems to be that "drama, sex, violence, all in prison = awesome," observes Noah Berlatsky at Splice... More »

Orange Is the New Black Actress Out of Coma

Michelle Hurst was in car accident

(Newser) - The actress who plays Miss Claudette on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black emerged from a medically induced coma yesterday after 16 days, reports Us . Doctors put Michelle Hurst in the coma after a bad car accident, and supporters set up an online fundraising page for her medical... More »

Cox to Couric: Stop Objectifying Trans People

Focus on surgery, genitalia, is misplaced, Orange Is the New Black star argues

(Newser) - Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox appeared on a Katie Couric Show segment about transgender women on Monday, and the clip of the interview is going viral because of what Salon calls Cox's "absolutely perfect" response to Couric's probing questions about her genitalia. More »

Netflix Gives Eye-Popping Raise to CEO

Reed Hastings gets rewarded for stock's meteoric rise

(Newser) - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is being rewarded handsomely for the network's recent success in the original content game. The CEO's pay will jump 50% in 2014, according to regulatory filings spotted by Reuters . He'll make $6 million, split evenly between stock and cash. Other top executives will... More »

You're Not 'Binge-Watching,' You're 'Being Lazy'

Willa Paskin thinks marathon sessions are getting too much credit

(Newser) - Once upon a time, spending six straight hours watching TV was considered a mind-rotting display of laziness. Now, it's called " binge-watching ," and it's "the culturally sanctioned activity of high-achieving, culturally literate adults," writes Slate TV critic Willa Paskin. But she's not convinced it'... More »

Julianne Hough Wears Blackface For Halloween

Apologizes after costume is slammed on Twitter

(Newser) - Don't celebrities pay people to advise them against this sort of thing? Actress and dancer Julianne Hough has come under fire for dressing in blackface at a Halloween party last night. The 25-year-old Dancing With the Stars regular was dressed as the character Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren from... More »

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