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'Riverdale' to receive award from gay rights education group

Sep. 9, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast and creators of "Riverdale" will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show's portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network announced Monday that "Riverdale" will be honored with its Gamechanger...

Freeform finds audience with its millennial-first approach

Aug. 29, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yara Shahidi had a question: Why did it seem like men were disproportionately labeled geniuses compared to women in the same professions? As it turns out, the writers on Shahidi's Freeform series "grown-ish" were wondering the same thing, and the actress' mention of the topic made the...