Tag Archives: television

LOGO: The Money’s In The Gaybies

Cable network LOGO has issued a press release touting what it calls a “striking shift” in gay demographics. According to LOGO, most young gays now want to live in the suburbs and raise kids. The full release: LOGO RESEARCH REVEALS STRIKING SHIFT IN GAY DEMOGRAPHIC NEW YORK, NY – August 5, 2008 – Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: ...

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Estelle Getty, 84

Gay icon and perhaps the most beloved grandmother character in television history, Estelle “Sophia Petrillo” Getty died this morning at age 84 after suffering through several years of dementia. From her website today: To all of Estelle’s Fans, Sadly, today July 22, 2008 at 5:35 a.m. Pacific Time, we said our last good-byes to our little friend Estelle, who passed ...

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Newlywed Game Returns (No Gays Allowed)

Bawdy 70’s game show The Newlywed Game is coming back to the airwaves. But via Good As You, check out the eligibility rules (PDF):I can’t imagine any self-respecting queer couple wanting to go on The Newlywed Game, but then again I didn’t use to think that people would eat worms for money on TV.

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GLAAD: ABC, FX Best For Queers

For the second year running, GLAAD has named ABC as the major television network which has best presented the lives of LGBT people. Among cable channels surveyed, FX was named as best. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today released its second annual GLAAD Network Responsibility Index, a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of images ...

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Mike Jones Says No To Fox

The Denver Post is reporting that Mike Jones, the gay escort who brought down televangelist Ted Haggard, just turned down the producers of Fox’s game show Moment Of Truth. Mike Jones, the former male prostitute/masseur who jump-started the Ted Haggard scandal, just turned down a chance to make $500,000. But not the easy way. He was in talks with the ...

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HomoQuotable – RuPaul

“Tell Tyra that the Queen has returned, and while you’re at it have Heidi clear the runway. I’m going to pump some ‘realness’ into reality. To be a winner on this show the contestants need to be a fashion designer, an American Idol, and a top model all rolled up into one. And they definitely have to be smarter than ...

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Kevin & Scotty’s Wedding

Last night’s gay wedding on Brother’s & Sisters is considered by some to be the first on-air marriage of major characters in television history. However, I’d always thought that Pedro Zemora and Sean Sasser’s 1994 commitment ceremony on MTV’s Real World was the first. But I can see the argument made that MTV wasn’t/isn’t a “major” network or that Pedro ...

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Grey’s Anatomy Shows America How Gay Men Really Kiss

Last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy featured a subplot that saw two handsome active duty military men engaging in a steamy and prolonged hospital bed kiss as the unloved Dr. Grey looked on with tearful envy. The ill soldier was awaiting brain tumor surgery and his boyfriend, who was about to be deployed overseas, had offered to go AWOL to ...

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To Hurl Or Not To Hurl

Well, this show sounds as appetizing as Hell’s Kitchen. In G4’s new series, Hurl!, competitors will not only speed-eat, but they’ll also be made to participate in physical challenges between binges. For example, after stuffing their faces with more chicken pot pie (or blueberry pie, hot dogs, fish sticks, or whatever else is on the menu) than any human being ...

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Finally

Strange week, eh? Everybody pretty much sucked with Neil Diamond’s material. Paula reviewed a performance that hadn’t yet occurred, prompting renewed gossip that the producers were rigging the show. Especially interesting in that regard was Syesha Mercado landing in the bottom two – when the usually reliable Dial Idol had placed her at a comfortable first place. My early favorite ...

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Explicit Open-Mouth Homosexual Kissing!!!

The American Family Association is “repulsed” by what it calls “explicit open-mouth homosexual kissing” on As The World Turns, where the gay teen couple finally had their long-overdue kiss on Wednesday.Wheee! And here’s the kiss. It’s a sweet kiss, but not exactly the tonsil-probing that the AFA claims. Not that we’d expect those dried-up twats to know a proper snog ...

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Idol’s Top Six

Father Tony came over to watch American Idol with me last night after I declined his invitation to watch it at Urge. (Somehow I didn’t feel like watching David Archuleta through the sweaty legs of go-go boys.) Last night the six remaining contestants performed the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber and when the announcer said that Webber had “composed most ...

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Pregnant Husband To Go On Oprah

Thomas Beatie will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show this Thursday. The Oregon transman made headlines around the world last week when he announced his pregnancy. Here’s a teaser from the Oprah website: A happily married couple, living in a normal neighborhood in America, is expecting their first child. But there’s a big twist … the husband is the one ...

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Soap Fans Want Their Gays To Kiss

A letter writing protest campaign is underway by viewers of As The World Turns who are angry that the young gay couple on the show have not shared a kiss since their groundbreaking lip-lock on the show over six months ago. Fans of the fictional romance between Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer are baffled about why the two characters haven’t ...

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Love, TransAmerican Style

Last night I watched the first episode of Love, TransAmerican Style, LOGO’s new reality show in which transgender actress and activist Calpurnia Addams must choose a beau from group of male suitors. Addams first came into the national spotlight in 1999 when American soldier Barry Winchell was murdered by a fellow GI after his relationship with Addams became known. The ...

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Daily Show To Get Funny Again

Our long national reality show nightmare is officially over. LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Striking Hollywood writers are going back to work. The Writers Guild of America said its members voted Tuesday to end their devastating, three-month strike that brought the entertainment industry to a standstill. Writers will be back on the job Wednesday after voting in Beverly Hills and ...

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Law & Order: Special Jeebus Unit

Christian activists are demanding an apology from NBC for portraying Christians as “violent Bible thumpers.” A recent “Law & Order” show portraying a leader in a college Christian ministry as anti-homosexual and Christians as “Bible thumpers” is drawing ire from a watchdog group for anti-Christian bigotry. In the opening of the NBC show’s episode last week, a leader in a ...

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CBS Anchor To NYC Cop: You Dyke Bitch!

Alyica Lane, CBS news anchor for Philadelphia’s KYW-TV, was arrested in Chelsea last night for calling a female cop a “dyke bitch” and then punching the cop in the face. Reportedly, Lane and her boyfriend, radio disc jockey Chris Booker, got into a traffic altercation with a slow-moving unmarked police car. When the cops exited their vehicle to question Booker, ...

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Love, TransAmerican Style

Logo is launching a dating show with a transgender lead. The show will be hosted by comedian Alec Mapa. Logo’s new eight episode dating reality series Transamerican Love Story follows Calpernia Addams as she whittles down a group of eight bachelors, living together in a Los Angeles-area home, with the help of her best friend and fellow transgender activist Andrea ...

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The Lesbionic Woman

“Back off, breeder! Now where the hell is my Subaru?”

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