30th GLAAD Media Awards

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The 30th GLAAD Media Awards is the 2019 annual presentation of the GLAAD Media Awards, presented by GLAAD honoring the 2018 media season. The awards honor films, television shows, musicians and works of journalism that fairly, accurately and inclusively represent the LGBT community and issues relevant to the community. GLAAD announced the 151 nominees split across 27 categories on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. Some of the awards were presented in Los Angeles on March 28, 2019 and the remaining awards were presented in New York City on May 4, 2019.

Kevin Gilbert (musician)

Kevin Gilbert
Gilbert died at age 29 in Los Angeles from apparent autoerotic asphyxiation. * Kevin Gilbert discography at Discogs 1984: No Reasons Given (with Jason Hubbard). 1995: Thud. 1999: Live at the Troubadour (with Thud). 2000: The Shaming of the True. 2009: Nuts. 2009: Bolts. 1990: Toy Matinee (with Toy Matinee). 1991: EE Ticket (with Marc Bonilla). 1993: Tuesday Night Music Club (with Sheryl Crow). 1993: American Matador (with Marc Bonilla). 1995: Supper's Ready – A Tribute To Genesis (various artists). 1995: Tales From Yesterday – A Tribute To Yes (various artists). 1997: Giant Tracks – A Tribute To Gentle Giant (various artists). 2002: The Kaviar Sessions (with Kaviar). 2010: Kevin Gilbert Performs

Kathy Baker

Katherine Whitton Baker (born June 8, 1950) is an American actress. Baker began her career in theatre and made her screen debut in the 1983 drama film, The Right Stuff. She received the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her performance in Street Smart (1987). Baker also has appeared in over 50 films, including Jacknife (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Cider House Rules (1999), Cold Mountain (2003), Nine Lives (2005), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), Last Chance Harvey (2008), Take Shelter (2011), Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and The Age of Adaline (2015).

Stan (company)

In 2016 it signed an exclusive licensing agreement with CBS, providing Stan with the exclusive licence to Showtime series such as Ray Donovan, Dexter and Billions, as well as CBS series including Madam Secretary, Elementary and Under The Dome. Stan is also commissioning its joint owner, the Nine Network, to produce original Australian drama series exclusive to the service and has approached ABC and SBS on the possibility of co-producing shows and films.


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Facesitting, also known as queening or kinging, is a sexual practice in which one partner sits on or over the other's face, typically to allow or force oral–genital or oral–anal contact. In addition to oral-genital and oral-anal contact, the position also leaves the bottom partner's hands free to stimulate other erogenous zones (e.g., anus, nipples, etc.). The top partner may be facing either direction in this position. It is common for this position to form part of BDSM, involving dominance and submission, though this need not be the case. Within a BDSM or D/s context, facesitting can be a form of erotic humiliation.

Cerebral hypoxia

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It is also recreationally self-induced in the fainting game and in erotic asphyxiation. Hypoxic-anoxic events may affect the fetus at various stages of fetal development, during labor and delivery and in the postnatal period. Problems during pregnancy may include preeclampsia, maternal diabetes with vascular disease, congenital fetal infections, drug/alcohol abuse, severe fetal anemia, cardiac disease, lung malformations, or problems with blood flow to the placenta.

Jonathan Freeman (actor)

Jonathan Freeman
Jonathan Freeman (born February 5, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, singer and puppeteer, known for puppetering and voicing Tito Swing in Shining Time Station and for voicing Jafar in Disney's Aladdin franchise, as well as the Kingdom Hearts franchise and the 2011 Aladdin musical.

Ajay Mehta

He played Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit in the television movie Too Big to Fail, which was broadcast in the United States on HBO. He appeared as an auctioneer on 2 Broke Girls in September 2012, and as the president of India in G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 2013. He also appears in the video game Far Cry 4. In 2007, Ajay was cast as an ad campaign spokesman for Fiber One brand products. *

Nina Arianda

Arianda co-stars in the Amazon Studios legal series Goliath, first released in 2016, as well as in the third and fourth series of Billions. * Nina Arianda at the Internet Off-Broadway Database. Nina Arianda, Playbill Vault. Nina Arianda, Playbill Vault.

Susan Misner

Susie Misner
Susan Misner (born February 8, 1971) is an American dancer, and television and film actress. She has appeared in a number of TV series as a guest star, as well as several recurring roles.

8th Critics' Choice Television Awards

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The 8th Critics' Choice Television Awards, presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), honoring the best in primetime television programming from 2017, was held on January 11, 2018 at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California. It was broadcast on The CW and hosted by Olivia Munn.

John Heard (actor)

John Heard
John Heard Jr. (March 7, 1946 – July 21, 2017) was an American film and television actor. He had lead roles in several films, including Deceived, Chilly Scenes of Winter, Heart Beat, Cutter's Way, Cat People, and C.H.U.D., as well as supporting roles in After Hours, Big, Beaches, Awakenings, Rambling Rose, The Pelican Brief, My Fellow Americans, Snake Eyes, and Animal Factory. He also played Peter McCallister, the father of protagonist Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) in Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as well as George in Sharknado. Heard was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1999 for guest starring on The Sopranos.

James Wolk

Jimmy Wolk
In 2017, he guest starred as Craig Heidecker, an innovative young tech billionaire, in multiple episodes of Showtime's Billions. In 2018, Wolk guessed-starred as FBI Special Agent Jeff Clayton in the Amazon's drama series Goliath. Wolk starred in the CBS psychological thriller Tell Me a Story, anthology series that gives classic fairy tales a modern horror spin. In late-2018 he was cast in a recurring role on the series Watchmen, based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name. The show debuted on HBO on October 20, 2019. Wolk is on the Board of Directors of the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation.

David Carradine

Almost like a foreshadowing, there are several peculiar and eerie references in the film that are coincidental to Carradine's untimely passing which include cross dressing and auto erotic asphyxiation. His last scene on screen ended in the following dialog: "Well, old friend, see you in the next lifetime" / "Yeah, Old Friends, Old Soul Mates" / "Yes, we are." Carradine co-produced a full-length documentary about luthier Stuart Mossman, which has been identified as the actor's last film appearance. The Legend of Stuart Mossman: A Modern Stradivari, directed by Barry Brown, premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in February 2010.

Amy Carlson

Amy Lynn Carlson (born July 7, 1968) is an American television actress, known for her roles as Linda Reagan in the CBS police procedural Blue Bloods, as Alex Taylor on the NBC drama Third Watch, and Josie Watts in the NBC daytime soap opera Another World.

Dan Hedaya

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Daniel G. Hedaya (born July 24, 1940) is an American actor. He established himself as a supporting actor, often playing sleazy villains or wisecracking supporting characters.

Joey Slotnick

Too Big to Fail (2011, TV Movie) - Dan Jester. Elevator (2012) - George Axelrod. The Dictator (2012) - Homeless Man. Tuna (2013) - Wes. Psych (2013, TV Series) - Leo Quinn. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) - Retirement Home Administrator. The Cobbler (2014) - Mr. Slick. Blue Bloods (2016, TV Series) - Show Writer Klein. Humor Me (2018) - Zimmerman. The Goldfinch (2019) - Dave (Theo's Psychiatrist). The Big Knife (2013). The Front Page (2016-2017). Junk (2017-2018). Joey Slotnick on The Interview Show.

Sexual fetishism

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Erotic asphyxiation is the use of choking to increase the pleasure in sex. The fetish also includes an individualized part that involves choking oneself during the act of masturbation, which is known as auto-erotic asphyxiation. This usually involves a person being connected and strangled by a homemade device that is tight enough to give them pleasure but not tight enough to suffocate them to death. This is dangerous due to the issue of hyperactive pleasure seeking which can result in strangulation when there is no one to help if the device gets too tight and strangles the user. Devotism involves being attracted to body modifications on another person that are the result of amputation.

Scott Cohen (actor)

Scott Cohen
Scott E. Cohen (born December 19, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Wolf in the 2000 NBC miniseries The 10th Kingdom, his performance as detective Steve Thomas in Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, his recurring role as Lorelai Gilmore's love interest Max Medina on the WB series Gilmore Girls, and his role as Josh in the indie romantic flick Kissing Jessica Stein.

Laila Robins

Laila Robbins
Laila Robins (born March 14, 1959) is an American stage, film and television actress. She has appeared in films including Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Live Nude Girls (1995), True Crime (1999), She's Lost Control (2014), and Eye in the Sky (2015). Her television credits include regular roles on Gabriel's Fire, Homeland, and Murder in the First.

Steven Pasquale

Steven Pasquale (pronounced ; born November 18, 1976) is an American actor of stage, film, and television. He is best known for his role as the New York City Firefighter/First Responder Sean Garrity in the series Rescue Me. He made his debut on the HBO series Six Feet Under, playing a love interest for David. He also starred in the film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

Anthony Edwards

Anthony Charles Edwards (born July 19, 1962) is an American actor and director. He is most widely known for his role as Dr. Mark Greene on the first eight seasons of ER, for which he received a Golden Globe award and six Screen Actors Guild Awards, and was nominated for four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, he has appeared in various movies and television shows, including Top Gun, Zodiac, Miracle Mile, Revenge of the Nerds, Planes, Northern Exposure and Designated Survivor.


Brendan Angelides
Earlier in 2017, Milan Records released the original score for the Showtime series "Billions." Eskmo is the composer for the 2017 Netflix Original series 13 Reasons Why and the Showtime TV series Billions. In Sept 2015, Angelides announced a new project entitled FeelHarmonic. Its role being: "FeelHarmonic connects creatives, from a variety of fields, to collaborate on bringing the deaf community new ways to experience sound. It is the first community-based outreach program being launched under The Echo Society umbrella." In December 2013, Angelides helped create a Los Angeles based collective called The Echo Society.

Peter Gould (writer)

Peter Gould
Peter Gould is an American television writer, director and producer. He worked on all five seasons of the AMC drama Breaking Bad. He was nominated for four Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards for his work on the series. He is currently the co-creator and co-showrunner, with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, of the show's spinoff, Better Call Saul.

Tammy Blanchard

Tammy Blanchard (born December 14, 1976) is an American actress. She rose to prominence for her role as teenage Judy Garland in the critically acclaimed television film Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001), for which she received a [[Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film|Golden Globe Award]] nomination and a [[Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie|Primetime Emmy Award]]. Her other notable film roles were in The Good Shepherd (2006), Sybil (2007), Into the Woods (2014) and The Invitation (2015).