Bea Arthur reacts to Tony's 15 (!) biggest snubs.
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The Tony nominations were disappointing to me, in that some shows I supported and enjoyed so much were snubbed.
I think Cabaret is as amazing (if not more) as it was 15 years ago and Bullets Over Broadway was an old-fashioned hoot that compares favorably to many others that have been nominated over the years. I stupidly passed up discounted tickets for Gentleman's Guide in favor of the starrier Of Mice and Men (which I also thought was really good, if not amazing).
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the best show in town, so it was nice to see it get nominated for just about everything; that's at least one reason to watch the Tonys.
Were you surprised by any of the high-profile omissions—Bullets, Rocky, If/Then, Denzel, Franco, Michelle Williams, Cabaret in general?
I had fun at The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, even though it feels like covering the show is becoming more and more of a crapshoot as far as which stars I'll actually get. I remember the days when Cynthia Nixon and Sigourney Weaver were speaking with every single outlet at one of these things; increasingly, the A-listers bypass all but the broadest media (skipping even Logo, the biggest gay media there, in some cases).
I arrived kinda late and was disappointed to discover my spot on the (indoor) carpet was in a hallway, so I'd be pressed against a wall as stars passed from photographers and TV media to large online and lesser online outlets. In all honesty, it worked out okay, in that no one was breathing down my neck, and any of the stars who didn't stop for me wouldn't have stopped for me no matter where I was.
Stood next to Greg, who is a fabulous blogger, film writer and flirt. He'd just been injured at an event a few days earlier, so a number of the attendees were inquiring as to his health. Glad he seems to have survived with his sense of humor intact—he laughed at everything I said!
Here's his take on the same evening.
Attended the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. Will do a full report at some point, but in a nutshell: Rita Moreno is a stud, Rebecca Gayeheart has lost track of in which movie she is curently appearing and J.Lo will never live down Diddy.
Full list of winners is here.
Sebastian La Cause's Hustling Web series has taken the top prize at The 5th Annual Indie Series Awards in L.A. Congrats to all involved on some well-deserved honors!
Here's some MDMA, to your health!
Honeymooners star (and "Fake Alice") Sheila MacRae dies at 92.
Bachmann: Tea Party is an "intellectual movement." (More like bowel movement.)
Shrill Palin lambastes Obama via Dr. Seuss (probably the only author she's read).
Obama's foreign policy is not weak, it's effective.
Cardinal Dolan scared shitless that Pope Francis might endorse civil unions.
HOLY SEE-WORD!: The Pope drops the F-bomb accidentally.
A Frank Spinelli primer—must-read!
Lena Dunham brought her brand of funny to SNL.
Misgivings about Matthew McConaughey and Dallas Buyers Club.
A Work Unfriendly look at nudity that gives "well hung" a dark new meaning.
Francois Sagat will be your mistress tonight:
Chris Mears shucks most of his clothes for Winq.
Taylor Kitsch is openly gay. It's on the Internet, so it must be true.
"When I'm single, I don't bareback on purpose usually." Best Truvada read ever.
Good news on Truvada.
Hillary (correctly) compares Putin to Hilter.
MANNEQUIN, TOO: This bitch is crazy. And I love her for it.
Blake Skjellerup sweetly fanboys out on Jason Collins.
Nick chick blasts Disney tune to get through racy-pix scandal.
Liza bounced back nicely from Ellen's misfired joke.
Bieber's such a dick, how will they know what to black out?
If watching Glee makes you want to kill someone, this is the movie for you.
If you noticed Kim Novak looked different, you're a bad person.
Brett Favre looks really different now. (Is it okay to say that?)
Pope Francis thinks the Catholic Church has done lots against pedophilia.
SORRY/NOT SORRY: Trohn Javolta understands that he murdered...that girl's...name.
John Travolta, Kevin Spacey, THE WIZARD OF OZ, Bette Midler...this Oscars is gayer than rimming.— Matthew Rettenmund (@mattrett) March 3, 2014
Here's a tip: Next time, give the pizza boy some money.
Ellen's gimmicky selfie trick was a Samsung semi-coup.
Let's not think of Kim Novak this way, but instead think of her this way:
Still, Kim thought Goldie Hawn looked just GREAT.
Of course, Travolta has launched the Twitter career of Adela Dazeem:
Oscar viewership hit a 10-year high on Ellen's watch.
Lupita's the first African to win an Oscar.
Next Oscars will be all about Airplane vs. Volcano.
Darlene Love was 20 feet from every star, not about to miss her big break:
Lady Gaga was at the Oscars. No one cared.
Madonna's after-party was the be-all, end-all.
NOW SHE'S A BLUE-HAIR: Liza's hair was everything at the Oscars:
You would think anyone nominated for an Oscar would make a point of being at the ceremony...just in case! But quite a few winners have been unable to attend for reasons varying from work to disdain to death.
Check out these looks back at some famous—and some surprising, if, for example, you don't remember Raquel Welch accepting for Goldie Hawn!—proxy acceptances...
ABOVE: Guy with one ball.
Fitness models Jamie Dominic & Alistair Swodeck sex tape. (Work VERY Unfriendly.)
Crappy (but improving) Sean Saves the World gets axed.
Wonder if this necklace comes w/a matching roach clip?
Gay anthem "Oh Father" by Anthony Starble.
Nick & Aaron Carter call out the Biebs.
Andy Roddick gives you Jay-Z realness.
More fist-shaking at gay assholes who spewed Grammys vitriol.
If Madonna looks bad & silly @ 55 to you here, I want to look bad and silly @ 55.
Gossip maven claims Macklemore was gay escort. Based on nothing. At all.
Christian movie's surprise Oscar nomination surprisingly rescinded. Shade.
It's not right, but it's cats vs. kids and it will make you pee, litterbox or no.
OMG ON-J!: Olivia Newton-John's Vegas residency confirmed.