AFTER DECADES of chirpy white girls as cartoon leads (mostly princesses),
Disney expanded its animated universe to include an African-American, a Native American an Asian and a Scot.
How long will it be until one princess sings for something other than a prince?
The Washington Post's Twitter monitors noticed this yesterday: "I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be"
And "Fav this if @Disney should make Elsa from @FrozenBroadway an iconic lesbian queen."
And "Everyone tweet @Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend."
The campaign was started by 17-year-old Latina bisexual Alexis Isabel Moncada - and it's brought out quite the rainbow coalition.
"There are more than just one kind of person," Moncada told NBC12 in Richmond, Va. "To see the same story over and over about a girl and her prince charming, it's repetitive, and it leaves so many people out and makes so many people feel alone."
Here are two of the Twitter responses from @OhNoSheTwitnt, which are surprisingly typical of the positive sentiment:
"Spoiler alert: Frozen was a metaphor for a closeted person learning to love herself and your children adored it."
"If a gay Disney princess will turn little girls gay how come the mermaid Disney princess didn't turn me into a mermaid?"
Oddly, Tattle saw Fantasia when we were little and we still dance like a hippo.
This year's Tony Awards are being nicknamed the "Hamil-Tonys" in recognition that
is the show to beat. That was proven again Tuesday.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. treasury secretary earned 16 nominations, breaking the record of 15 held jointly by The Producers and Billy Elliot the Musical. Hamilton earned nods in all 13 categories it was eligible.
"I feel really grateful that they kind of spread the wealth," Miranda told the Associated Press. "Theater requires collaboration and I'm lucky to be working with some of the best people in their respective fields alive right now."
Among Hamilton's seven acting nominations, one went to Philadelphian Leslie Odom Jr.
At that ceremony, Hamilton will compete for Broadway's biggest crown - best new musical - with Bright Star, School of Rock, Shuffle Along and Waitress.
Shuffle Along was a top nominee Tuesday with 10 nods. The show explores a groundbreaking 95-year-old musical starring, written by and directed by African Americans. The revival of She Loves Me earned eight.
The Tonys will be awarded June 12, with James Corden hosting from the Beacon Theatre.
As a way of freshening up the Tonys for the YouTube generation, all of musical numers will be performed with Corden.
In a car.
reported on Philly.com that longtime CBS3 reporter
announced his retirement Monday night.
Hunter had been with the station since 1980, and has been a broadcast journalist for 44 years. He was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2007.
Hunter announced his retirement in a decidedly modern way: Facebook Live. He chatted with anchor Ukee Washington about his decision to retire after a long career with the station.
"It's family. That's exactly what we are here, so that's going to be the hard part," Hunter told Washington.
Hunter's last day at the station is May 25.
Openhouse Gallery in Manhattan will be showing "art" from Super 8 motels, and comedian/lifestyle guru
is helping them give the stuff away.
"Let me tell you something," Sedaris told the AP. "That art could not be uglier. The hardest thing I ever did in my life was to come up with names for it all. That was really hard. You're just looking at something, and I don't know what to call it - 'That (expletive) Duck' - mindless art."
The giveaway tonight at Openhouse is called "When the Art Comes Down: Works from the Super 8 Collection."
It mostly consists of paintings, like "your very typical deer in a snowy field by a babbling brook," said Mike Mueller, senior VP of Super 8's brand operations.
There's also Tattle's favorite: "Mysterious Stains on Faded Abstract."
The giveaway takes place during the same week as the Met Gala in New York City, but Sedaris noted that at the Super 8 event, "there won't be any security guards, that's for sure."
- Daily News wire services