Tag Archives: television

Rosie Launches Variety Show

Rosie O’Donnell is trying to bring back the variety show, starting with a special on the night before Thanksgiving. NBC will air “Rosie’s Variety Show” as an hourlong live special the night before Thanksgiving, with an eye toward expansion to a full series order should viewers embrace the project. The special will feature celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and …

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Cheating With Mike Rowe

Via Gawker: Dirty Jobs host, Deadliest Catch narrator, and former opera singer Mike Rowe has yet another accomplishment to add to his already impressive resume. Readers at Gay.com have voted him the number one dude they’d like to cheat on their boyfriends and husbands with. Poor old silver fox Anderson Cooper’s stock is on the decline, as he came in …

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Gaying Up The Tube

Here’s CNN assessment of the rise of LGBT characters on television this season, with some soundbites from GLAAD’s Neil Giuliano and the Family Research Council’s Peter Spriggs, who of course says it’s all part of the gay propaganda agenda. CNN’s conclusion: “Things are changing in the right direction.”

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Homer’s Colonoscopy

From last week’s Stand up To Cancer special. Listen for my favorite word.

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Bigger Than Idol, Oscars, Olympics

Huge numbers for Obama’s speech last night. Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people. Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing, the final “American Idol” or the Academy Awards this year. Obama talked before a live audience of 80,000 people …

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Bear TV

Billy Mays, the advertising pitchman (and bear icon) that the Washington Post is calling the most ubiquitous face on television today, is getting a reality show. About being an advertising pitchman. In the fall, Mays will start taping a TV reality show, “Pitchmen,” which will follow the creation of a two-minute commercial, from start to finish. But with many of …

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Over Hill And Highway The Banana Buggies Go, Comin’ On The Bring You….

…the Banana Splits Show. Hanna-Barbera’s 1960s phenom is returning in a multiplatform effort starting Sept. 2, with shorts and musicvideos airing on Cartoon Network and its website. Future efforts will include DVD and audio CD releases, as well as live performances. Turner Animation’s Stu Snyder noted that the Splits have “been entertaining kids for years,” but the return of the …

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Christianists Call For End To PBS

Donald Wildmon, the founder and head of the American Family Association, is asking its members to petition Congress to end all funding for PBS. The AFA is pissed because of an upcoming PBS show, The Bible’s Buried Secrets, which according to the AFA , contradicts long-held beliefs. From the AFA’s “Action Alert“: Take Action Sign the petition urging Congress to …

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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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