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No Go For Ro

From Rosie O’Donnell’s blog: “msnbc -one hourlive following keith olbermannwe were close to a deal- almost donei let it slip in miamicausing panic on the studio endwell what can u do- 2day there is no dealpoof- my career as a pundit is overb4 it began -just as welli figure everything happens for a reasonbashert – as we sayand on we ...

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Ro A Go For New Show?

Rosie O’Donnell is in talks with MSNBC about hosting a prime-time talk show. According to early reports, one possibility under discussion would have O’Donnell hosting a live show at 9PM Eastern Time, which would slot her against CNN’s Larry King Live and Fox’s Hannity & Colmes. The new show would follow MSNBC’s Countdown With Keith Olbermann. O’Donnell left ABC’s The ...

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Dan Savage On Colbert

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Attention Foreign JMG Readers

Producers of a major talk show diva wants to talk to gay men who live outside the United States about what gay life is like in their home country. If you are a foreign reader of JMG and this appeals to you, please respond in the comments to this post. Said diva’s producers will directly contact those that interest them. ...

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Alice Ghostley, 81

Beloved television sitcom character actress and Tony winner Alice Ghostley died yesterday at 81. Ghostley won the hearts of gay fans with her portayals of Esmerelda, the ditzsy witch of Bewitched (’69-’72), and Bernice Clifton, the stroke-addled senior befriended by the ladies of Designing Women (’87-’93). Ghostley was a pioneer of early television, appearing in a 1957 musical version of ...

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Here’s The Story Of Jan & Marcia

Pink News is reporting that according to an upcoming book by Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick, during the show’s run there was some “sexual play” between McCormick and her TV sister Eve Plumb. The National Enquirer reports: “The most explosive comments will be how the then-blonde, blue-eyed cutie developed a crush on Eve Plumb, which led to some sexual play. ...

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Brett Somers, 83

Brett Somers, whose cigarettes, wigs, and bawdy wit were ever-present on 70’s game show Match Game, turning her into a minor gay icon, died Saturday at 83. Viewers of the show may recall that Somers herself was often the subject of the show’s questions, as in “Brett got so drunk at the party, that she tried wear her _____ as ...

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Merv Griffin, 82

Merv Griffin, the quietly gay legendary talk show host, entrepreneur, and game show creator, died of prostate cancer this weekend. The creator of Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune, Griffin made billions, occasionally landing on Forbes list of the world’s richest men. Married in 1958, divorcing 15 years and one son later, Griffin was well-known to be gay, although he kept ...

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HomoQuotable – Tim Gunn

“I haven’t been in a relationship since 1982. God, that sounds pathetic. But I was so severely hurt that I’ve never, ever gotten over it. I was so madly and desperately in love that I didn’t see the end coming. It was a routine night on the couch watching television, and he turned to me and just said, ‘I don’t ...

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The Power Of 10

The premise of the upcoming CBS game show, The Power Of 10, hosted by Drew Carey, is asking contestants to predict how Americans respond to certain questions. On the pilot episode one of the questions is this: If asteroids are headed for Los Angeles and New York City and the government only has the power to save one city, which ...

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PhoboQuotable – Isaiah Washington

“Whether or not it serves any particular agenda that he’s nominated now, to make a point, I can’t speak on that. That’s theoretical. I don’t know, but good for him.” – Isaiah Washington, implying that yesterday’s Emmy nomination for Grey’s Anatomy nemesis T.R. Knight was a reward for suffering Washington’s “faggot” taunts. NBC has offered Washington a guest spot on ...

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Logo To Host Presidential Debate

LOGO and the Human Rights Campaign will be hosting a debate for presidential candidates on August 9th at 6pm. So far, only Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have confirmed their appearance on the one-hour commercial-free show, which will film live on LOGO before a studio audience with live streaming on LOGOonline.com. Out rocker Melissa Etheridge and HRC head Joe Solomonese ...

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Miami TV Host Fired For Accidental Slur

Luisa Fernanda, a television personality on Miami’s popular Spanish-language Cotorreando show, has been fired by the station’s parent company, Telemundo, for inadvertently using a disparaging slang word for gay men. Fernanda, who is Mexican, did not know that in Cuban Spanish the word for grouper, “cherna”, is considered a pejorative term for a gay man. Telemundo fired Fernanda on June ...

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Iran Launches English-Language
Web TV Channel

Iran has launched an English-language 24-hour news channel called Press TV, which with al-Jazeera should satisfy all your anti-American propaganda needs. I’ve watched a couple of hours of the programming late last night and some of it is fascinating stuff, with some apparently English and American-born reporters and commenters joining the male and (headscarfed) female anchors on screen. While much ...

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Barker Wants Rosie For TPIR

Newly retired Bob Barker has switched gears and endorsed Rosie O’Donnell to replace him on The Price Is Right, although he cautions that he isn’t sure that CBS is willing to have a female host for the show. On Friday, the now Rosie-less chat fest The View continued its 10-year losing streak at the Daytime Emmys, with Ellen Degeneres winning ...

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Fired!

Well, I guess the homo rehab and that GLAAD-sponsored PSA didn’t quite do the trick, because ABC has fired Isaiah Washington from Grey’s Anatomy. He will not be returning for the fourth season of the smash hit show. McSteamy and McDreamy are just gonna somehow have to do without McShithead. I’m sure T.R. Knight will issue a polite regret about ...

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Charles Nelson Reilly, 76

Charles Nelson Reilly, the campiest creature ever to challenge Paul Lynde’s chiffon sash as TV’s first mean queen, died yesterday in Los Angeles at 76. Most probably know Reilly from his trademark evil snigger, which he delivered for many years on game shows such as Hollywood Squares and Match Game. However, Reilly’s fame first came many years earlier, in 1961, ...

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The Hottest Fake Cabbie In NYC

I’m actually watching a game show regularly these days. Discovery Channel’s Cash Cab is a neat concept: a NYC cabbie grills his passengers with trivia questions for cash prizes. But the real reason I’m drawn to Cash Cab is the superhunk host Ben Bailey. Sexy voiced Bailey is a 6’6″ shaven-headed comedian who reminds me of Chris Meloni. And that ...

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