Tag Archives: television

Bold & Beautiful Soap Opera Reveals That Long-Running Character Is Transgender

On yesterday’s episode of The Bold & The Beautiful a long-running character was revealed to be transgender. USA Today reports: The news that Maya was born Myron inserts a plot twist (de rigueur on soaps), and could explain why the character has been fearful of intimacy. Non-trans actress and soap veteran Karla Mosley, 33, who’s played Maya for more than …

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Let’s Make A (Marriage Proposal) Deal

(Tipped by JMG reader John)

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Apple’s Streaming TV Service Is Coming

Apple is reportedly finishing up talks with major television networks for a low-cost streaming service for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV set-top box. The service, which could be announced later this year, would offer a bundle of channels that is smaller and cheaper than the bloated catalog of offerings in a typical cable subscription, said these people, who asked …

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Gene Gene Dies At Age 82

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Gene Patton, the NBC stagehand in Burbank who stole the spotlight as Gene Gene the Dancing Machine on NBC’s wacky The Gong Show, died Monday, his family announced. He was 82. Patton died in Pasadena, according to a spokeswoman at the local Woods-Valentine Mortuary. He had suffered from diabetes. At a random moment during the game …

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Gay Univision Host Fired Over Planet Of The Apes Comment About First Lady

Openly gay Univision TV host Rodner Figueroa was fired yesterday immediately after comparing Michelle Obama to a cast member of Planet Of The Apes during a live broadcast. The Emmy-winning host was dismissed over the racist remark said during his live segment on the entertainment news show “El Gordo Y La Flaca,” HuffPost Voces first reported. Univision confirmed the news …

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Kevin Spacey To Host 2016 CNN Series Titled Race To The White House

Via Mediaite: In the first move to collapse the distance between reality and House of Cards that could only end with him running for office, Kevin Spacey, better known to Acela corridor binge-watchers as President Frank Underwood, will produce and narrate a six-part series for CNN called Race to the White House, set to air in 2016. “Using previously unseen …

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones Season Five

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HBO Inks Streaming Deal With Apple

Via Engadget: HBO CEO Richard Plepler just announced that its new cable-free streaming service will be available only on Apple devices (and PCs, per a press release) when it launches early next month. The price has also been confirmed, at $14.99 per month, and it will be available in time for you to catch the season premiere of Game of …

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One Million Moms Vs A&E

Via email: A & E’s new reality series “Neighbors With Benefits” is a show about neighbors and friends who attend parties as married couples for the purpose of switching spouses and having sex. The premiere is expected to air on Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 pm ET/9:00 pm CT. This inappropriate program glamorizes cheating and having affairs. Why get married …

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Producers Of The Fosters Defend Kiss Between Show’s 13 Year-old Characters

Via TheWrap: “If people want to judge it I think maybe they should watch and see how carefully, delicately and chastely it was handled,” co-creator Peter Paige tells TheWrap. ABC Family’s “The Fosters” drew both praise and criticism this week for a daring gay kiss scene between two 13-year-old male characters. But, the show’s creators said they were merely staying …

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Leonard Nimoy Dies At Age 83

Via the New York Times: Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay …

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Gaga Joins Cast Of American Horror Story

Via Entertainment Weekly: Monster casting news: In a stunning coup, American Horror Story has signed Lady Gaga to star in the next edition of the FX anthology series. EW can reveal the Grammy winner will be a series regular in the fifth edition of the popular thriller, which is expected to air this fall. This will mark Gaga’s first starring …

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Laverne Cox Cast For CBS Pilot

Via Entertainment Weekly: In what could be another milestone role in broadcast TV diversity, CBS has cast transgender actress Laverne Cox in its legal procedural pilot Doubt. The Orange is the New Black actress will play a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand …

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Jon Stewart Breaks The News

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Jon Stewart To Leave The Daily Show

Stewart made the announcement during this afternoon’s taping of his show.

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One Million Moms Vs Sex Box

Just in via email: On February 27, the WE tv network (owned by AMC Networks) will televise real-life couples having sex for a national television audience. Based on a U.K. show of the same name, “Sex Box” goes where no other reality show has gone when its participants enter a soundproof box on stage, have sex, and then discuss their …

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Sean Hayes On The Late Late Show

On Monday night Sean Hayes open his guest-hosting gig on the Late Late Show with a two-minute dance number.

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ITALY: VOD Ad Features Gay Couple

(Tipped by JMG reader Andrea)

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Former “Ex-Gay” Poster Boy John Paulk Competes On Cooking Reality Show

Last night former “ex-gay” poster boy John Paulk competed on the cooking reality show Cutthroat Kitchen. The show was promoted by Go Local PDX on Friday: “The fast-paced energy I experienced while taping the episode last summer was exhilarating,” said Paulk. “I’ve never had more fun in my life competing with other talented chefs.” This in not Paulk’s first appearance …

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TRAILER: Game Of Thrones Season 5

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