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Jan 21 2017
When Kirstie Met Jamie Lee Comments (0)

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Check out this clip from very nearly 40 years ago, when an unknown Kirstie Alley (Trump voter now = dead to me) was a (high) contestant on Match Game, and interacted with Jamie Lee Curtis, with whom she now works on Scream Queens ...

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Jan 18 2017
Where There's WILL & GRACE, There's A Way Comments (0)

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It's official — NBC has granted the long-rumored reboot of Will & Grace a 10-episode, limited-series run.

All four leads are going to be back in action, with director James Burrows and creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan returning as showrunners.

 
Jan 16 2017
6-PACK — Trump-Light Zone + Trump Snubs Black Museum On MLK Day + Thiel For Governor?! + ONE MORE DAY AT A TIME + Gay Man Attacked + Spotty Results! Comments (0)

WIDGETABOVE: Am I steppin' into the Trump-light Zone?

WIDGETLifelong racist Trump cancels MLK Day visit to African-American visit after attacking civil rights icon John Lewis. Not hard to connect dots.

WIDGETUnblinking snake on legs Peter Thiel apparently thinks he could become California's governor. Russia favors California secession.

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WIDGETHave you checked out the Cuban-American reboot of One Day at a Time, featuring Rita Moreno?

WIDGETGay man in Chile attacked by neo-Nazis.

WIDGETThis image is giving me a Gregory Nalbone-er:

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Inside Florence Henderson's Memorial Service Comments (0)

Above, listen to snippets of the remembrances offered by luminaries like Judge Judy, Carol Burnett and Tom Bergeron at this weekend's private tribute to the memory of Florence Henderson.

2016 really was a disaster for losing famous names.

 
Jan 15 2017
Morbid TATLER Comments (0)

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Tattletales was one of my all-time fave game shows, though I liked it better when it switched formats to all questions and no buzz-ins.

Watching it now is an odd experience because so many of the relationships — it was all husbands/wives or longterm relationships — crumbled spectacularly.

In this episode, it's hard to simply enjoy the banter without thinking: Amanda Blake got HIV from her next husband and died of AIDS, Shatner divorced his wife and his next one drowned mysteriously in their pool and poor Bobby Van died young and Elaine Joyce remarried, to Neil Simon (a fact I just learned).

Oh, and Van and host Bert Convy both died of brain cancer — two out of the seven people in the episode!

 
Jan 14 2017
Handsome Devil Dick Gautier, Hymie The Robot On GET SMART, Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192ac104dfc970d-800wiDick Gautier — October 30, 1931-January 13, 2017

Dick Gautier, best-known as Hymie on Get Smart in six episodes from 1966 to 1968 (and in the 1989 reunion TV movie), died yesterday at 85 after years of declining health.

Along with being a familiar face on TV, he received a Tony nomination for playing Conrad Birdie in the original 1960BIO2.150dpi production of Bye, Bye Birdie, humorously (and sexily) channeling Elvis for the teen-idol role.

Of being picked to try out for the Birdie role by Gower Champion (1919-1980) himself, he recalled in 2014:

They asked me to read for this thing. I was a little put off because I didn't like rock and roll. Not at that point. I said, “I don't think it's for me. I like Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.”

They said, “Will you at least come in and audition?” I went in and they said, “Would you sing an Elvis song?” I said, “I don't know any Elvis songs.” So they just played some blues and I ad-libbed and I guess they liked it. Couple months later they called.

He begrudgingly took the role and his career changed.

HymieGautier in his most famous role — Hymie (Image via CBS)

You may also remember Gautier from The Patty Duke Show (which lost most of its original cast in 2016), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (a lothario) or other guest appearances in the '60s, '70s and '80s.

I recall him from Tattletales, on which he appeared with then-wife Barbara Stuart (1930-2011):

 

I was fortunate enough to meet Gautier at one of my beloved autograph shows. He was charming, and flirty with the idea of his gay fans. He seemed like a sweet guy.

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It's A Good Thing LOVE IS BLIND ... Comments (0)

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Dekkoo is unleasing Love Is Blind, a gay dating show, starting Valentine's Day.

It seems accurate in that it has a guy who can't pronounce “douche” but expects you to do it.

Trailer after the jump ...

 
Rep. Lewis On Trump: I DON'T SEE THIS PRESIDENT-ELECT AS A LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT Comments (0)

ABOVE: Living legend Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), the last surviving March on Washington speaker, told NBC News' Meet the Press it will be hard having a relationship with Trump because:

I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president... I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

Lewis based his comment on the well-documented Russian interference in the U.S. election., a fact Trump denied until recently, when he admitted they probably interfered — but that it made no difference.

Like the child he is, Trump tweeted a response worthy of a Valley girl (it ends with Sad!), saying Lewish should spend more time working on his district.

For his part, liberal lion Lewis — who has attended evvery swearing-in since he was (legitimately) elected — is skipping Trump's inauguration:

You cannot be at home with something that you feel is wrong, is not right.

 


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