Tag Archives: television

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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Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe Does NOT Appreciate Your “Man-Crush”

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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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