Nelsan Ellis Dishes on Luke Grimes, Playing Gay

7.21.2014

By Dennis Hinzmann

... And five other things you need to know today.

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1. Following the reveal that Lafayette was a top on the latest episode of True Blood, Nelsan Ellis dished on the departure of Luke Grimes, who refused to play gay: "I'm over him. You quit your job because you don't want to play a gay part?" [Vulture]

2. In other TV news, FX CEO John Landgraf reveals American Horror Story: Freak Show will be less campy and more brooding. [NNN]

3. The two men responsible for the overturning of Florida’s marriage ban want same-sex marriage to begin tomorrow. But it's likely it won't happen so quickly. [Orlando Sentinel]

4. Michael Sam spoke to Robin Roberts about preparing for his first NFL season, which includes dropping 12 lbs.: "I'm doing my job. Don't you worry!" [ABC]

5. On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order banning LGBT discrimination at work. [USA Today

6. Over the weekend, Beyonce Instagramed the teaser trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey causing everyone to wonder, What exactly is she doing with the movie? [EW]

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