1371 posts categorized "TV"

Feb 27 2015
Lived Long, Prospered: Leonard Nimoy Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, an absolute TV icon thanks to his “Spock” on Star Trek (1966—1969) and his hosting duties on In Search of...(1977—1982), has died at 83 as the result of COPD. Nimoy's final tweet was poignant:

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Feb 25 2015
Need To Know: Balking DEAD Fans + Twink First + Flipping The BIRDMAN + Ass-Backwards + FASHION POLICE Brutality + MORE! Comments (0)

Walking-Dead

*widget boy cultureWalking Dead fans can't stomach...a gay kiss???

*widget boy cultureAs you know, I love a good word controversy. But is “twink” a slur???

*widget boy cultureThis Michael Keaton Vine makes me sad.

*widget boy cultureThe girl is on FIRE.

*widget boy cultureBoehner loses it over President Obama's Keystone veto. (Ha-ha.)

*widget boy cultureSaw Kingsman and found the final joke really tacky & weird.

*widget boy cultureIs your dog food brand killing your dog?

*widget boy cultureAmerican Sniper's murderer found guilty.

*widget boy cultureKelly Osbourne has some balls. I'm turning the corner on liking her.

*widget boy cultureGiuliana Rancic issues a legit apology for her racially insensitive comment.

*widget boy cultureGovernor of Arkansas is on Cher's Chit List.

*widget boy cultureSticky: A great place to find BUBBLES.

*widget boy culturePower bottom + Power Rangers + coke = must-see.

*widget boy cultureCongrats to Kevin Sessums on the publication of his latest memoir.

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Feb 24 2015
Per Ru Comments (0)

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Billboard pins down RuPaul on the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race, a brand-new album, that sexy Pit Crew and...the gayest show on TV???

 
Fashion Word Police Comments (0)

Zendaya

I support Zendaya Coleman for calling out (of all people, the relatively kind) Giuliana Rancic, who noted that Zendaya looked like she might “smell of...weed” because she was wearing her hair in dreads.

Though I don't doubt that Rancic was not trying to express contempt for black people, her defensive response that it wasn't about race isn't really true. More accurately, it wasn't intentionally about race. 

Giuliana RancicRancic's non-apology, complete with assurance that she can't ever be racially insensitive.

It also raises some interesting questions about the existence of shows like Fashion Police (which I realize a lot of my readers love). 

So many times—always?—in cases like this, people are quick to say that it's humor. Get a sense of humor!

That's such a thoughtless (in the literal sense of having no thought process behind it) proposition. It's okay to say anything if the intent is to be funny, and anyone directly targeted, affected or offended by it has to either laugh or shut up? That's an example of policing language, which is what defenders of comedy at all costs usually cite whenever a joke is perceived to have gone too far.

So if you disagree with anything I'm saying in this post [insert clown horn], too bad, it's meant to be humorous!

Zendaya Coleman

I once did a scathing post that I semi-regretted, but the concept was: I pulled one of those would-you-be-caught-dead-in-this-outfit? type of pages from a weekly tabloid and I found photos of all the celebs who were on the panel. They were not extremely attractive, nor were they good dressers, and this is coming from a guy with about three pairs of pants and seven T-shirts. I posted them and roasted them. One of the women wrote me, humiliated and angry, and tried to excuse it by saying the magazine wrote most of the stuff for them to say anyway.

I've also commented, and did so again on Facebook regarding the Oscars, on the ridiculousness of having certain people being put forth as arbiters of beauty and taste in order to judge others. The optics of seeing some of these commentators in comparison to the women they think didn't quite do it right stink...worse than pot.

And there is no denying that the feel of a barb changes based on the age and the gender and the race and so on of who is making the barb. I don't think Zendaya needs to get a sense of humor in this case. I think she's got every right to be ticked off, not least of all because she looked outrageously beautiful and chic, and if that's not the point of Fashion Police, what exactly is?

 
Feb 20 2015
Can't Take It Comments (0)

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It amazes me when vicious comics have thin skins. Remember when Joan Rivers couldn't handle the pointed questions from that CNN hack? Now comes word that Eddie Murphy carried a grudge against SNL for decades because David Spade once made a joke about him being a falling star.

Jesus, Murphy couldn't get over that and yet he and so many of his defenders think anyone who's still pissed about his horribly mean-spirited gay and AIDS routines from the '80s needs to get over it?

 
Feb 19 2015
Let's Get Hitched Comments (0)

Married

I could not resist filling out all the info for this A&E Matched at First Sight Mixer in NYC...see you there?

 
Kissed Off Comments (0)

Empire-gay

Lee Daniels speaks about testing Empire's gay kiss, which did not go well...

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Feb 17 2015
So Right She's Wrong Comments (0)

Victoria-Jackson

I object to this piece's argument that Victoria Jackson was kept out of the SNL 40 audience because she is a conservative. There is nothing conservative about her radical beliefs. I mean, they let Sarah Palin in, so that tells you how far off the charts Jackson is politically (and mentally).

She would've been great in the in memoriam.