1152 posts categorized "TV"

Jul 17 2014
No Longer Here: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89 Comments (0)

Elaine-StritchFebruary 2, 1925—July 17, 2014

Elaine Stritch, the hard-drinking, wise-cracking Broadway legend who in recent years had toured the country with a one-woman show and ended her TV career with a killer recurring role on 30 Rock—and who finally won a goddamn Tony in 2002—died today at 89. She passed away in her hometown of Birmingham, Michigan, just a year after moving back there from New York City upon retiring.

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Stritch was the subject of a documentary this year, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014), which I can vouch for as a very fun and intimate peek at her most unusual world.

Stritch's career is difficult to sum up in a sentence or two, but she was probably most famous for her appearance in the 1970 Stephen Sondheim musical Company, in which she sang one of the most famous songs in musical theater, “The Ladies Who Lunch”. Stritch is also closely identified with the Sondheim song “I'm Still Here”, although the song was first performed on Broadway by Yvonne De Carlo (September 1, 1922—January 8, 2007), thanks to her adoption of it in her show.

She had previously been the toast of Broadway in 1952 in Pal Joey, in which she sang “Zip”, a hysterically funny remembrance of an interview with Gypsy Rose Lee.

Stritch gathered the many songs for which she'd become famous and performed them in her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, for which she finally won that goddamn Tony. Her last-ever stage performance was at her beloved Café Carlyle (she lived for many years in room 309 at the hotel) on April 6, 2013.

Oh, and one of Stritch's very last TV appearances made waves:

 
Need To Know: Stan Club + Obscenely Funny + Interference On The Line + Dissed By Diaz + The Wisdom-Tooth Hots For Gosling + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLady Gaga is now openly warring with Madonna fans. Is she a Gaga stan?

*widget boy cultureCoincidentally, new cologne ad: Obscenity.

*widget boy cultureJeremy Parisi shows off his stuff.

*widget boy cultureCrazy Comcast rep will NOT disconnect: Call from hell.

*widget boy cultureEVERYONE hates gay candidate Carl DeMaio.

*widget boy cultureRepublican congressional candidate mistakes YMCA kids for immigrants.

*widget boy cultureBiden puts the beat-down on Cheney over criticisms.

*widget boy cultureTeen boy commits suicide after embarrassing video is made.

*widget boy cultureThis guy looks A+ from the front and the back:

Hot-twerkingFrontin'. (Wait until you see the back...)

*widget boy cultureHelp Golf Alpha Yankee, a movie about gay persecution in Iran.

*widget boy cultureMatt Lambert casting for series about youth sexuality in the digital age.

*widget boy cultureUh...Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz have fans?

*widget boy cultureWoman who mailed ricin to Obama gets 18 years.

*widget boy cultureTotally fake, but still funny that she wants Ryan Gosling's white dick.

*widget boy cultureJerry Seinfeld on FB chat: Napoleon Dynamite his fave comedy  of past 15 years.

JERRY SEINFELDSeinfeld does Facebook chat...not that there's anything wrong with it.

 
Jul 16 2014
VICIOUS Circle Comments (0)

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The next episode of Vicious (airs July 20 on PBS) looks ferocious...

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Jul 15 2014
Weekday Update Comments (0)

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Guess what SNL just did to Brooks Wheelan?

 
Need To Know: Bright Eyes, Dark Lies + It's The Life In Your Mermen + Native Blood Libel + Castro Cop Doffs His Top + Kenneth In The (310) + MORE! Comments (0)

Credence-sci-fi-gay-LGBTCheck out the trailer for #Credence at the end of this post.

*widget boy cultureBoy Culture name-dropped on hilariously named Face4Radio show.

*widget boy cultureBright Eyes singer's rape accuser recants, says she lied.

*widget boy cultureGerman national soccer hero sporting full wood.

*widget boy cultureSingapore's highest court hearing challenge to gay-sex ban.

*widget boy cultureMusto comes clean on addiction to prescription Golden Girls.

*widget boy culture1989 BONER: Creating one of Madonna's “Cherish” mermen.

*widget boy cultureTea Party movie argues Native Americans were never massacred.

*widget boy cultureComedy series based on Robbie Rogers coming from Craig Zadan & Neil Meron.

*widget boy cultureFirst black woman to win Olympic gold medal (in '48) dies @ 90.

*widget boy cultureShirtless shots of Hot Cop of the Castro, Chris Kohrs, appear.

Hot-Cop-of-the-CastroTopless cop of the Castro

*widget boy cultureMissouri's sane Gov. Jay Nixon (D) vetoes bill allowing teachers to pack heat.

*widget boy cultureHoller If Ya Hear Me closes on Broadway on July 20.

*widget boy cultureNever hire again any photog who lets stuff like this leak:

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*widget boy cultureWho would pay for a mold of Farrah Abraham's holes???

*widget boy cultureJames St. James interviews Kenneth Walsh, who is newly single but no Truvada whore.

*widget boy cultureAfter the jump, check out #Credence, a sci fi film with an LGBT core...

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Jul 13 2014
Need To Know: Man For Thorpedo + Attention Walmart Shoppers + Sexy On The Beach + Demi Does Equality + Mitt's Sweet '16? + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureIan Thorpe on Australian TV: “I'm not straight.” Also apparently a gay virgin. Rafael-nadal-shirtless-spain-07102014-01-675x900

*widget boy cultureBefore you ask who cares if Thorpe is gay...read this.

*widget boy cultureTracy Morgan suing Walmart.

*widget boy cultureRafael Nadal on the beach. Yes, please.

*widget boy cultureDavid McIntosh has some damn hot legs on him.

*widget boy cultureWhere the Bears Are's Season 3 official traileRRR.

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox in John Legend's new video.

*widget boy cultureDemi Lovato in HRC video for marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureCelebrating the career of Broadway, TV & movie actress Penny Fuller.

Penny-FullerPenny Fuller helping to bring down a prez in All the President's Men (1976).

*widget boy cultureThink twice before using Propecia. (If nothing else, it definitely softens the wood.)

*widget boy cultureRepublicans pine for more Romney, whom I'm convinced will run in '16.

*widget boy cultureChristopher Walken is “Hook” in NBC's live Peter Pan.

*widget boy cultureThis bitch better step off of Michael Sam. He should not become ex-gay.

*widget boy cultureBRIDGE TO NOWHERE: Chris Christie carries on against marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureActor Christian Monassa is sweet in the booty. (Work Unfriendly)

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Jul 12 2014
Ian Thorpe To Come Out Of The Closet Comments (0)

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Retired Australian Olympic swimming champ Ian Thorpe, who has been dogged by gay rumors for years and has steadfastly denied them, is coming out in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson. As recently as in his 2012 autobiography, Thorpe has explicitly claimed to be straight. He's dealt with depression and gone to rehab for it in the past year.

The full interview will air Sunday night.

 
Jul 11 2014
Do You Read The Guide? Comments (0)

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Coming soon: Your next obsession, stand-up comic Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast.

KenreidheadshotThe premise is that Ken owns every TV Guide from around 1985 to 1995 (“Frank Costanza” would scoff at such a paltry collection, but it's substantial to us civilians). He has someone leaf through his collection and write down everything they would like to watch in prime time (8 to 10PM), then he does a podcast with that person discussing their choices.

Best of all, Reid has attracted TV veterans like Melanie Chartoff (Remember Fridays???) and SNL's Laraine Newman for celebrity editions.

TV GUIDEThank God it's Fridays!

Tune in ASAP.

After the jump, an obsessively compiled video version of the show...

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Need To Know: Bi, Bi, Bi + Obama Parries With Perry + Rosie's New VIEW + Michelle O Engenders Contempt + MOCKINGBIRD Actress Dies + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureRacy new bisexual video (above) from Aris.

*widget boy cultureRuba Wilson wants to put out a visual album and needs your help.

*widget boy cultureGov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) caves, shakes hands with Obama. But that's it!

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell officially returns to The View.

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*widget boy culture98-year-old San Franciscan evicted from her apartment of 50 years because $$$.

*widget boy cultureEven poor white people have it better than black people.

*widget boy cultureEmmy nominee Ferguson on hubby's cancer battle & Quinto rumors.

*widget boy cultureRadio host and nutjob Alex Jones calls Michelle Obama our “First Tranny.”

*widget boy cultureBe-Speedoed pornstar Jessie Colter called queer, kicked out of water park. Jessie-Colter

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan already proving to be a bad hire.

*widget boy cultureHeathers: The Musical posts closing notice.

*widget boy culturePageant: The Musical is back!

*widget boy cultureWell-off lady swiftly descends into poverty, crawls back.

*widget boy cultureOVER HALF of all statements on FOX News are false.

*widget boy cultureTo Kill a Mockingbird actress Rosemary Murphy dies @ 89.

Rosemary-MurphyDeath of an actor's actor

 
Jul 10 2014
Her Name Is Not Susan Comments (0)

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Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston in the forthcoming (terrible, no doubt) Lifetime movie. Looks pretty convincing. I look forward to the scene where they're drilling choreography into Whitney and she firmly says, “I can't do this.”