TELEVISION: SYTYCD’s Travis Wall, Chris Colfer. Glee Project’s Trans Contestant, And More!

Tyler Ford, the trans male contestant on the new season of The Glee Project, might’ve been in the final three in last week’s premiere, but he says he’d bring a new perspective to Glee if he won the multi-part appearance on the show. “I would honestly love to play any character on Glee. [But] I would also love to increase transgender visibility and play a character who either A. is having a hard time coming out or dealing with transitioning, B. is having trouble reconciling his feminine and masculine aspects due to societal pressure and bullying, or C. just happens to be transgender, but his story focuses more on other struggles he’s having (family life, love life, etc.). [GLAAD]

So You Think You Can Dance‘s openly gay choreographer Travis Wall (right) is stars in Oxygen’s new docu-series All The Right Moves, starting July 31. The series following Wall and roommates, Nick Lazzarini (SYTYCD”), Teddy Forance (Dancing with the Stars) and Kyle Robinson (DWTS) as they launch a new contemporary dance company. Wall has also choreographed routines for the upcoming film Step Up: Revolution, in theaters July 27.

Blending honky-tonk with a queer sensibility, From Hollywood to Dollywood debuts tonight on Los Angeles PBS station KLCS-TV as part of its first-ever pledge drive. The film tells the true story of gay twins Gary and Larry Lane and their quest to deliver a film script to Dolly Parton. Aboard an RV named Jolene, the boys trek from the Dolly’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to her theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, encountering colorful characters and everyday Americans along the way.  [Hollywood2Dollywood]

In addition to sending his film, Struck by Lightning, to film festivals nationwide, multitalentedGlee star Chris Colfer is releasing a new book, a modern-day fairytale, in which twins Alex and Connor encounter the fairy-tale characters they’ve only read about. Colfer will tour the country promoting the book next month. [Entertainment Weekly]

Speaking of Colfer, it turns out he was actually cast in The Hunger Games, but his scenes were cut—as were those of Jean-Claude Van Damme, ?Love and some other surprising celebrities.


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