Tag Archives: television

ABC Greenlights Dan Savage Sitcom

ABC has approved the production of a sitcom pilot based the life of Dan Savage. Via the Hollywood Reporter: The untitled Savage comedy is a single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist’s life. It centers on a picture-perfect family that is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end …

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Jeopardy! Mocks Civil Unions

Via Slate: You might not typically think of Jeopardy! as a source of opinion on the hot-button political issues of the day, but on the Jan. 21 edition of the game show, a saucy clue challenged that perception. Under a category called “Civil” the $800 clue read as follows: “Some opponents of same-sex marriage say, hey gay folks, how about …

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Tomorrow: Watch Transparent For Free

Via Yahoo News: Transparent is putting Amazon on the map for original programming in a bigger way than any of the company’s other shows have. And there are awards to prove it. Jill Solloway’s series earned two Golden Globes earlier this month. One was for best television comedy or musical; Amazon knocked off Netflix’s Orange is the New Black to …

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HomoQuotable – Steve Friess

“[G]ay activists are as responsible as anyone for the fact that a large swath of Americans who thought they were OK with gays are finding themselves surprised by their own reactions to what they’re starting to see [on television]. This is, after all, a civil rights movement that aggressively worked for many years to downplay the mechanics of gay sexual …

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GLAAD Unveils Media Awards Nominees

Via press release: The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality. Among the nominees: Amazon Instant Video’s smash hit Transparent; …

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Billy Crystal Clarifies Gay Sex Remark

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Billy Crystal clarified remarks he made Sunday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that have been taken out of context. The actor, who appeared during a panel to support FX’s upcoming half-hour series The Comedians, made pointed remarks during his time in front of the press about the current state of sex on television. …

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Billy Crystal Doesn’t Want Gay Sex Scenes On Television Shoved In His Face

Via Entertainment Tonight: Billy Crystal blazed trails in the 1970s by playing Jodie Dallas on Soap, the first openly gay character to regularly appear on a network television show. These days, however, the 66-year-old funnyman thinks that TV”s depiction of homosexuality has come a long way — perhaps even too far. Speaking to journalists at the TV Critics Association press …

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One Million Moms Vs Hershey

One Million Moms is today claiming “victory” over the Discovery Channel after Delta Faucet and Mars Inc. allegedly pulled all advertising from Naked And Afraid. OMM is now urging followers to deluge Hershey with similar boycott threats. Via press release: Keep up the great work! Both sponsors that One Million Moms contacted in our previous campaign decided to no longer …

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One Million Moms Vs Discovery Channel

Just in via email: The show “Naked And Afraid” has cast members who are dropped in the jungle with no food, no shelter and no clothes. The two humans selected, one male and one female, must work as a team but they have never met before in their lives. The program shows them stripped naked, blurring out frontal body parts …

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More On My Husband’s Not Gay Flap

Via Media Matters: TLC denies claims that its newest show, “My Husband’s Not Gay,” helps promote the discredited notion that gay men can choose to be heterosexual. But one of the show’s stars has a history of promoting “ex-gay” therapy, even acting as a spokesman for a major “ex-gay” organization. But one of the stars of TLC’s show – Preston …

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Chat Show For Neil deGrasse Tyson

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Neil deGrasse Tyson is getting his own show. The astrophysicist and TV personality, who fronted Cosmos in 2014, has nabbed a late-night series on National Geographic Channel called Star Talk. “Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible,” said Tyson. “To be …

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Actress Donna Douglas Dies At 81

Donna Douglas, known to you as Elly May Clampett, has died at the age of 81. Born in September 1933, Douglas was married at age 16, had a child and later divorced, all before she moved to New York and earned a role in an acclaimed episode of the “Twilight Zone” in 1959, according to the Internet Movie Database. After …

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Joan Collins Made A Dame

Via the Associated Press: The diva of Dynasty is now a dame. Joan Collins, who played scheming, shoulder pad-wearing Alexis Carrington in the hit 1980s TV show, was made the female equivalent of a knight in Queen Elizabeth II’s annual New Year’s honors list. The star of potboilers including The Stud and The Bitch was recognized for her services to …

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OMM Issues Year-End Money Beg

“As we draw near to the end of 2014, I want to express my appreciation for the support you have shown to us. One Million Moms continues to stand up for traditional and Christian values in our culture. The Lord is using ordinary people like you and me to make a huge difference! If we do not say something, then …

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