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Cheyenne Jackson cast as Hades in ‘Descendants 3’

The film airs on Disney Channel summer 2019

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Cheyenne Jackson has been cast as Hades in “Descendants 3.”

According to Deadline, Jackson will play the blue-flamed hair villain from the “Hercules” animated film in the third installment of the Disney franchise.

Other new cast additions include Jamal Sims as Dr. Facilier (from “The Princess and the Frog”), Jadah Marie as Celia, Dr. Facilier’s daughter and Christian Convery and Luke Roessler as Smee’s sons Squeaky and Squirmy.

Returning cast members will be Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos, Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jafar’s son Jay, China Anne McClain as Ursula’s daughter Uma, Mitchell Hope as Beast and Belle’s son King Ben, Sarah Jeffery as Prince Phillip and Sleeping Beauty’s daughter Audrey, Thomas Doherty as Captain Hook’s son Harry, Dylan Playfair as Gaston’s son Gil, Anna Cathcart as Drizella’s daughter Dizzy, Jedidiah Goodacre as Prince Charming and Cinderella’s son Chad, Zachary Gibson as Dopey’s son Doug, Brenna D’Amico as Fairy Godmother’s daughter Jane, Dan Payne as Beast, Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle, Judith Maxie as Queen Leah and Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother.

“Descendants 3” will air in summer 2019 on Disney Channel.

Watch the teaser below.

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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