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Ryan Murphy Spills The Tea On Working With The 'Relentlessly Homophobic' WB On His First TV Show! See What He Said!

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Ryan Murphy is one of the biggest titans in television right now, and can pretty much get any show made exactly how he envisions it.

But that definitely wasn't the case over a decade ago, when the producer sold his first TV series to The WB (pre CW) and had an extremely "miserable experience"!

Before the days of Glee and American Horror Story, Murphy had pitched his high school dramedy series Popular — about an awkward high school girl forced to live with a popular cheerleader after their parents get engaged — to different networks and "ended up going with The WB."

Related: Ryan Reveals Cory Monteith's Last Words To Him

Though the series became a cult hit after only two seasons from 1999 to 2001, the writer blames constant battles he had with network executives on the show's cancellation.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 50-year-old said he wasn't a fan of working with the "relentlessly homophobic" executives who suggested he make his characters "less gay," confessing:

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Stranger Things' Barb — AKA Shannon Purser — Lands Melissa McCarthy Movie! Sorry, Nancy!

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Her story may have been short lived on Stranger Things, but Shannon Purser is moving onto better things in her acting career!

The breakout teen — who made her acting debut playing fan favorite Barb on Netflix's Summer hit — has landed a new movie role after a recent trip to Los Angeles!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 19-year-old traveled to El Lay for a week to meet with top casting directors from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and Sony — and is already finding herself knee-deep in so many roles that they almost bring #JusticeForBarb.

Video: Barb Gets Her Revenge On The Tonight Show!

Not only did Purser score a guest spot on The CW's Archie reboot Riverdale, but she's apparently also headed for the big screen!

That's because the Atlanta native just landed a small role opposite Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming comedy

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Nancy Grace Is Leaving HLN After 12 Years! Find Out How The Network Will Replace Her — And What She's Doing Next!

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We did not see this one coming!

Nancy Grace has been a controversial figure in cable news broadcasting for over a decade — but after 12 years on her TV home HLN, the iconic anchor is moving on to greener pastures!

The 56-year-old announced to The Hollywood Reporter that she would be leaving the CNN-owned network when her contract expires in October!

Grace broke the news on Thursday morning to her long time staff, and admitted she was "really mixed" about the difficult decision she's been "thinking a lot about" over the past three years.

Related: Nancy Is Convinced Steven Avery Is A Murderer

According to a network spokesperson, Nancy Grace will be replaced with a new

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MTV Cancels Faking It! See Gregg Sulkin's Reaction — As The Showrunner Dishes On Whether They Could Move To Another Network…

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Sadly our days of watching cutie Gregg Sulkin in the popular MTV comedy Faking It have come to an end as the network announced they have canceled the show.

Faking It starred Rita Volk and Katie Stevens as two teenage girls who gain popularity after they're mistaken for a lesbian couple; the LGBT-centric show also sported a fantastic supporting cast, including starred Sulkin, Bailey De Young and Michael Willett.

Related: Find Out Which 13 Network TV Shows Just Got Cancelled!

Unfortunately, the ratings couldn't justify the network picking it up for a fourth season.

Sulkin shared his feelings about the cancelation by taking to Twitter and sharing:

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Tilda Swinton Responds To Doctor Strange Whitewashing Controversy By Saying She's Not Playing An 'Asian Character'

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Long before Marvel's next superhero flick Doctor Strange even went into production, the studio was receiving some flack for casting Tilda Swinton in the role of the Ancient One.

The problem several people had with the actress was that the role was not only traditionally a male character, but Asian as well!

Related: Robert Downey Jr. Signs On To Spider-Man: Homecoming!

While we LOVED the trailer for Strange that gave us our first glimpse of Swinton's character, as well as Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, there still fans who are a bit upset and claimed Tilda's casting was another example of cultural appropriation of Asian characters.

That's why the Chronicles of Narnia actress decided to address the controversy at a screening of A Bigger Splash, as she told The Hollywood Reporter:

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Michael Strahan QUITS Live With Kelly And Michael To Join ANOTHER Morning Show! See What He Said!

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Michael Strahan is parting ways with Kelly Ripa!

The NFL star turned TV personality will leave his current daytime gig on Live With Kelly and Michael to join Good Morning America full time!

The announcement was made on Tuesday morning by ABC News President James Goldston, who revealed that Strahan will begin hosting GMA full-time in September!

Related: Michael Hosting Revived Game Show The $100,000 Pyramid!

The former New York Giants player has been appearing on GMA twice a week since 2014, and will likely leave Live over the summer after four years of cohosting with Ripa.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Strahan said:

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Lena Dunham Supports Amy Schumer For Clapping Back At Glamour Magazine For Labeling Her 'Plus Sized'!

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Amy Schumer has found a supporter in Lena Dunham!

As you may recall, the Trainwreck actress recently slammed Glamour magazine for labeling her plus sized and the Girls creator has since come to her defense. Girl power!

Related: Amy Parodies Hamilton!

While at The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People event in NYC, the Golden Globe winner dished:

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