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[02/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Cyndi Lauper 'Shines' in the Final Season of Showtime's Queer as Folk Series Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT)

[via press release from Showtime]

CYNDI LAUPER 'SHINES' IN THE FINAL SEASON OF SHOWTIME'S QUEER AS FOLK SERIES PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAY 22 AT 9:00 PM (ET/PT)

Singer Joins Rosie O'Donnell as Celebrity Guest Stars Appearing in the Fifth Season of the Landmark Series

New York, February 15, 2005 -- Singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper will appear as herself and perform a song in an episode of SHOWTIME's QUEER AS FOLK when the series returns for its fifth and final season on May 22 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT). Lauper joins Rosie O'Donnell as a celebrity guest star this season in an original series that has made television history for its frank and fearless portrayal of a gay community.

A landmark series that changed the landscape of television when it premiered five years ago, QUEER AS FOLK, which focuses on the lives of five gay men and two lesbians in Pittsburgh, stars Michelle Clunie, Robert Gant, Thea Gill, Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Scott Lowell, Peter Paige, Hal Sparks and Sharon Gless.

Lauper appears in the tenth episode of the season in which the characters hold a benefit to raise funds against "Prop 14," an anti-gay legislation that would prohibit gays from adopting children or sharing health benefits. In addition to appearing in the episode, Lauper will perform a new club remix of "Shine," recorded specifically for QUEER AS FOLK.

Best-known for her smash hit single, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Grammy�-winning singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper is not only a household name but also an artist with a distinctive creative voice and a four-octave range. She began playing guitar and writing lyrics at 12-years-old, and, when her first solo album, "She's So Unusual," was released, it sold more than 4.5 million copies in the United States alone. Lauper also made music history as the first of a female artist to score four Top Five singles from a debut album: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop" and "All Through The Night." In her sophomore effort, "True Colors," Lauper worked with the likes of other high-profile musicians including Billy Joel, Nile Rodgers, Aimee Mann and The Bangles. Throughout her years in the business, Lauper has had numerous albums with critical acclaim and sold-out concerts. Lauper's most recent release, "At Last," is a collection of music that she has loved since childhood and has reinvented in her signature style. Lauper has also made her mark as an actress when she earned an Emmy� Award for her work on the hit TV series "Mad About You." Her feature films credits include "Vibes," with Jeff Goldblum, "Off and Running" and "The Opportunists," with Christopher Walken.

QUEER AS FOLK is executive produced by Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman and Tony Jonas. Cowen & Lipman developed the series for American television based on the British series created by Russell T Davies. Sheila Hockin serves as producer. The SHOWTIME series is from Cowlip Productions, Tony Jonas Productions and Temple Street Productions.





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[03/26/15 - 02:04 PM]
Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards to Simulcast Across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and TV Land, Live Stream on Nick.com and Nick App Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The night begins with a super-sized episode of "The Thundermans" at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and ends with an exclusive first-look of the all-new animated series "Harvey Beaks" immediately following the slime ceremony at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[03/26/15 - 01:03 PM]
"Living with Lincoln," The Story of One Family's Efforts to Save the Photographs of Abraham Lincoln Over the Course of Five Generations, Debuts April 13 on HBO
The film explores his family's physical and emotional connection to the president, revealing a personal side of the immortal leader through a modern-day journey of discovery, obsession, depression and despair.

[03/26/15 - 01:00 PM]
Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon Star in "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" Premiering May 2 on Lifetime(R)
The original movie centers on a young woman, kidnapped as a child, who struggles to readjust to life after being returned home.

[03/26/15 - 12:27 PM]
William Petersen Returns to Television in WGN America's Critically Acclaimed Series "Manhattan," Produced by Lionsgate, Skydance and Tribune Studios
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[03/26/15 - 12:18 PM]
"Halt and Catch Fire" Dials Up Season Two on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
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[03/26/15 - 12:13 PM]
Nickelodeon and Paramount Television Set the Stage with the Cast of "School of Rock"
The series is scheduled to air fall 2015 and is currently in production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

[03/26/15 - 12:01 PM]
Colin Ferguson Cast to Join Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal in Season Three of Hallmark Channel's Highly-Rated Primetime Original Series, "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"
The #1 primetime drama makes its anticipated return with a special two-hour season premiere July 2015.

[03/26/15 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Sets Aug. 5 Premiere Dates for Two New Comedies and Robust List of Reality Series as Network Looks for Fifth Straight Summer Win in 18-49
"Mr. Robinson" and "The Carmichael Show" will launch on Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/9:30c, respectively.

[03/26/15 - 11:52 AM]
Kevin Hart Brings His Boys to Comedy Central(R) with the World Premiere of "Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz" on Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
Three man act Plastic Cup Boyz, Joey Wells, Will "Spank" Horton and Na'im Lynn, taped their debut special at The House of Blues in San Diego.

[03/26/15 - 11:06 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for Second Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Outdelivers ABC, CBS Competition in All Key Ratings Measures for Week of March 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 10:00 AM]
HBO and Vice Enter Major News Content Deal
Highlights include a four-year extension (with an increase from 14 to 35 episodes a year) of the Emmy(R)-winning documentary show.

[03/26/15 - 09:35 AM]
TLC Sings Into Spring with New Series Following "The Willis Family"
The series will follow Brenda and Toby Willis as they share the challenge of maintaining their large, fourteen-member family while keeping up with the workload required to manage their touring band.

[03/26/15 - 09:22 AM]
LMN Premieres New Original Series "I Love You... But I Lied" Wednesday, April 8 at 10PM ET
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[03/26/15 - 09:14 AM]
"Top Chef at Sea" Heats Up as Celebrity Cruises and Bravo Media Extend Partnership Through 2016
Setting sail November 14 onboard Celebrity Reflection, the one-of-a-kind Eastern Caribbean cruise vacation will give guests an up-close-and-personal culinary experience with six former "Top Chef" competitors.