Articles by: Herdon Staff Writer

Ryan Lochte Banned 14 Months For Anti-Doping Violation

August 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

July 23 (Reuters) ― Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer has accepted a 14-month suspension for his use of a prohibited intravenous infusion, the U.S. anti-doping agency (USADA) said on Monday. The body said in a statement that Lochte had posted an image on social media showing himself receiving an infusion of permitted substances and that a subsequent investigation revealed thisRead More

Nicole Maines Joins ‘Supergirl‘ As TV‘s First Transgender Superhero

August 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

The CW’s “Supergirl” will be introducing TV’s first ever transgender superhero in the upcoming fourth season, the show announced during its San Diego Comic-Con panel Saturday. Transgender actress Nicole Maines will play the character Nia Nal ― likely a version of , a humanoid alien, also known as Dream Girl, who can see into the future.  “It feels fitting to say,Read More

Cuba Set To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

August 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

HAVANA (Reuters) ― The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labor camps, part of anRead More

McDonald‘s Franchise Appears To Zing Chick-fil-A By Vowing To ‘Welcome Everyone‘

August 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

A Connecticut-based franchise is vowing to “welcome everyone” with new roadside signage that some are interpreting as a less-than-subtle dig at a  that moved in next door. The McDonald’s restaurant in Glastonbury, Connecticut,  unveiled the new sign about three weeks ago. The latest message to greet customers underneath the business’  logo reads, “We welcome everyone.”  As , the sign has caused quite a stirRead More

Broadway‘s Christopher Sieber On Optimism, Equality And Going Bald For Daddy Warbucks

August 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Over more than two decades, has been a sought-after actor-singer on Broadway, with starring roles in shows like “,” “” and “,” among other hits. If there’s a common denominator to be found among the characters he has brought to life, he said, it’s their sense of optimism.  Sieber’s latest role is no exception. The two-time Tony nominee, 49, is currently starringRead More

Amandla Stenberg, ‘Darkest Mind‘ Stars Salute The Power Of The Teen Generation

August 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

We hear how relevant new movies are all the time, but there’s an especially prescient connection between recent news events and the upcoming YA adaptation “,” based on the 2012 novel by Alexandra Bracken. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, where high school students like David Hogg and Emma González have emerged as outspoken gun control advocates and sparredRead More

Katharine McPhee Shows Off Massive Engagement Ring From David Foster

August 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

Newly engaged singer Katharine McPhee posted a photo Sunday of her massive engagement ring along with a heartfelt message about her father’s death.  After missing some performances of the Broadway show “Waitress” due to a family emergency, McPhee the death of her father, Daniel McPhee, last week. McPhee is currently starring in the show and said she plans to return toRead More