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OITNB Actress Giving Up Green Card: 'This Is War'

Yael Stone says she'll stay in her native Australia to reduce carbon emissions in climate change fight

(Newser) - An Orange Is the New Black alumnus is distressed at how climate change is affecting the world, and at her part in it—and so is putting "some skin in the game" to fight it. Yael Stone, who played Lorna Morello in the hit Netflix series, has long enjoyed... More »

Weeds Creator Jenji Kohan's Son Dies on Family Ski Trip

Charlie Noxon, 20, was with his dad and 2 siblings in Park City, Utah

(Newser) - A New Year's Eve ski run ended tragically for the son of Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds and Orange Is the New Black. TMZ reports that, per law enforcement officials, 20-year-old Charlie Noxon fell while skiing Tuesday in Park City, Utah, and was pronounced dead after being taken... More »

ICE Blocks Immigrant Hotline After TV Characters Discuss It

Group provides free lawyers to detainees

(Newser) - Less than two weeks after characters in Orange is the New Black discussed a hot line detained immigrants can call for help, ICE took the line down. Six actors from the show are among the people who signed a cease-and-desist letter sent to the acting director of ICE to try... More »

Here Are the Most-Streamed Shows on Netflix

Most on the list aren't the service's original content

(Newser) - Despite heavy spending on original content, Netflix can't keep viewers away from favorites for long. Just six Netflix shows are in the top 20 shows streamed on devices connected to the US service in 2018—accounting for 70% to 80% of US Netflix viewing—and only two, Orange Is ... More »

Geoffrey Rush Danced Naked in Front of Me: OITNB Actress

Yael Stone comes forward with new allegations of inappropriate behavior against Australian actor

(Newser) - A new allegation of inappropriate behavior against Geoffrey Rush comes from a fellow Australian, who also happens to be a well-recognized face from Orange Is the New Black, reports Deadline . Yael Stone, the 33-year-old actress who plays Lorna Morello on the Netflix series, "is scared" and not sleeping, she... More »

Orange Is the New Black is Fading to Black After Season 7

The series' last season will come next year

(Newser) - Orange Is the New Black is fading to black after its upcoming seventh season, the AP reports. Cast members posted a video Wednesday announcing the series' 2019 end, which was confirmed by a Netflix spokeswoman. In the video, the actresses thanked fans for their support and promised a fulfilling wrap-up... More »

Hacker Punishes Netflix for Refusing to Pay Ransom

New season of 'Orange Is the New Black' released early by hacker

(Newser) - A hacker going by The Dark Overlord claims to have stolen and released 10 episodes of the new season of Orange Is the New Black more than a month before its official release on Netflix. Variety reports the hacker was demanding an unspecified ransom from Netflix, uploading the first episode... More »

Alleged OITNB Drug Kingpin Loses US Court Case—Again

Buruji Kashamu is upset US agents helped Nigerian agents try to arrest him

(Newser) - An alleged drug kingpin—and current Nigerian senator—who played a major part in the real-life story behind Orange Is the New Black still can't sue the US government, Courthouse News reports. Buruji Kashamu's claim against the US government was dismissed in court for a third time Monday.... More »

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 »

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