1244 posts categorized "TV"

Sep 24 2014
Need To Know: FASHION POLICEwoman + We Dropped A Bomb On You, Baby + Coming Out In Office + He's A Vision + TRANSPARENT Motives + MORE! Comments (0)

Joan-Rivers-Kathy-GriffinFashionably late

*widget boy cultureKathy Griffin is taking over for Joan Rivers after all.

*widget boy cultureSyrian bombing campaign disrupted imminent terrorist attacks—U.S. Mr-Brainwash

*widget boy cultureGet Mr. Brainwashed!

*widget boy cultureHe looks awesome in his underwear.

*widget boy cultureState senator is gay: Get over it!

*widget boy culture3 attackers to be charged in Philly gay-bashing.

*widget boy cultureAaron Carter gives up the ghost on Hilary Duff.

*widget boy cultureHow is this psychic drag queen's name not Crystal Balls???

*widget boy cultureJustice Ginsburg blames Justice Kennedy for abortion restrictions.

*widget boy cultureDOUBLE SHOT: Susan Sarandon & Jake Shears pic-with in L.A.:

Susan Sarandon Jake ShearsJake & Susan were nabbed by my pals John & Matthew!

*widget boy cultureKen Burns scrubs gayness from The Roosevelts. JOan Crawford

*widget boy cultureDamiana Garcia's motives are Transparent.

*widget boy cultureBarbra Streisand makes history at #1.

*widget boy cultureNew Madonna music said to be “wicked.”

*widget boy cultureI'm at 200 backers!!! Debbie-Harry

*widget boy cultureJoan Crawford last seen in public 40 years ago this week.

*widget boy cultureFacebook will purge all drag queens' profiles w/o birth names.

*widget boy culture40 (!) years of Blondie.

*widget boy culture100 (!) orgasms a day = a nightmare.

*widget boy cultureSee-through is a matter of taste, but even the tabloids liked Gaga's turban.

GagaEvita meets Sunset Boulevard meets TITS! 

 
Sep 23 2014
What A Way To Lowe: Cable-Access Hollywood Interviewer Skip E. Lowe Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

Gypsy_mamieskipJune 6, 1929—September 22, 2014 (Seen here with great pal Mamie Van Doren)

Skip E. Lowe, a former child actor who would go on to host a bizarre, wonderful cable-access interview show, has died at 85.

Lowe's Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood launched in the late '70s and featured one-on-ones with some of the greatest stars of the Golden Age, friends and/or esteemed artists who recognized a respectful interrogator when they saw one.

Martin Short has admitted his character “Jiminy Glick” was based, in part, on Lowe.

A recent interview with Lowe after the jump...

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Need To Know: Aged Beef + DICK Movie + Come Back, Little COMEBACK + Supreme Court Justice For All + MORE! Comments (0)

ChippendalesTook it off! Took it off!

*widget boy cultureIt's a Chippendales infestation as the strip org turns 35!

*widget boy cultureRick Perry plays the Joan Rivers card against abortion.

*widget boy cultureAre you ready for Dick: The Documentary? Brainwash

*widget boy cultureThe Comeback's comeback explained.

*widget boy cultureHoward Stern regular dies @ 39.

*widget boy cultureFor fans of Mr. Brainwash.

*widget boy cultureJustice Kagan officiates at same-sex wedding.

*widget boy cultureLooking hits the Folsom Street Fair.

*widget boy cultureBroadway Flea Market raises over $700K for AIDS.

*widget boy culture“Fuck it—I quit!” anchor explains her actions.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Horror Story: Freakshow cast shots are shudder-inducing.

*widget boy cultureWhen jocks become underwear models.

Jed-hill-muscle-power2010812103003503King of the Hill

 
Sep 22 2014
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: A Trip To The Broadway Flea Market Comments (0)

PackageJudging from the front view, I'd say there was some truth in advertising.

I had fun at today's Broadway Flea Market, where hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised in a single day for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, but I did have a particularly nerdy problem that sort of blew me away momentarily.

Splash-Paul-NolanPaul Nolan, of Jesus Christ Superstar and Once fame

I went because (1) You can always find fun stuff to buy, cheap and (2) They always have stars selling autographs and photo ops. This year, the only two stars I wanted were Patrick Wilson and David Hyde Pierce, and both were in the first block, meaning they were signing autographs from 11AM to 11:50AM, then would be posing for photos (you're supposed to pick one or the other...never been a fan of how this is organized).

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Got there early, stood in line, then was told—SURPRISE!—Tony Danza had shown up and would do photos for 50 bucks! So worth it. Never met him, often...thought of...him growing up. Who's the boss? Tony Danza was, more than once, in my gaydreams. So I signed up for all three and they pulled me to get David (at first they said he would only pose with Bebe Neuwirth, whom I've already met, and then when they saw my money slipping away, they locked him in for a single). Took forever because for some reason, they were escorting people up to get their autographs done during the photo period. I kept looking around and saw Andy Mientus and others doing their photo ops, but was resolute I would not miss Patrick or Tony.

Matthew Rettenmund David Hyde Pierce Bebe NeuwirthThe found language of the “Niles Cranes”

When it came time, no one wanted to say, “Miss Neuwirth, please step out of the picture,” least of all I (has anyone ever said that???), so I got her free.

Splash-Corey-CottGrabbed a pic of Corey Cott and a fellow former Newsies cutie Adam Kaplan

Splash-Neil-StarkenbergMamma Mia! looker Neil Starkenberg

I went back into the line, only to be told Tony had done his very few photos and was done. I freaked out, offering to pay extra, and they confirmed he'd left. I was so mad. I know, I know—focus on getting a job and paying for food, Matt...Tony is around often, Matt—but it was disheartening. I felt like “Angela” almost getting a kiss from “Tony” in an early episode, unaware it wouldn't be consummated for many seasons. So then I said, “Well, when is Patrick doing his?” “Oh, he's done, too.”

I lost it.

DragI was wigging out when told Tony Danza had exited the area.

Losing it inspired the harried volunteers to find it—they charged me double (so much for the free Bebe!), but they got me a dedicated pic with Patrick.

Patrick Wilson is just a handsome creature and a strapping guy. We did our shot and I cooed about Little Children, a stunning film, and then I had to tell him the one Patrick Wilson story I have:

Patrick-Wilson-Matthew-RettenmundA little Hard Candy

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Sep 20 2014
Good-Bye, Polly: Actress Polly Bergen Dies @ 84 Comments (0)

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Stage, TV and film actress/singer (let's face it—she could do anything) Polly Bergen has died at 84 following many years of poor health.

I think of her as a stage actress, but also remember her fondly in Cry-Baby (1990), the pretty darn good John Waters flick.

I had just talked about her with a friend. I hate when that happens.

 
Sep 19 2014
If Lypsinka Calls...I'm Here! Comments (0)

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If you don't know who John Epperson is, I'm not mad at you—I pity you. A drag artist extraordinaire, he is the mistressmind behind Lypsinka, a hysterical blend of Ann Miller, Maureen O'Hara and a gay Joan Crawford robot. In her shows, Lypsinka mouths along to a crazed soundtrack of classic and obscure lines from movies and other sources, representing a nightmarishly hilarious laundry list of most of the important things ever uttered.

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After too long an absence, Lypsinka is back, performing three separate shows from Wednesday, November 5, to Saturday, January 3, at the Connelly Theater (220 East Fourth St., NYC). Look for her in:

Lypsinka! The Boxed Set

The Passion of the Crawford

John Epperson: Show Trash

Check them out here!

Lypsinka-closeupThis is the face Margaret Thatcher dreamed of having.

I already know all three will be amazing. I saw Lypsinka at The Vortex in Chicago around 1990 and waited in a long line to get her autograph on a dollar bill. Her performance was mind-blowing back then—how did Epperson ever gather all those soundbytes and edit them so seamlessly???

Lypsinka-autographLypsinka graciously signed this card for me.

But I also had a little sneak preview at a press meet-and-greet last night, at which Lypsinka was in top form. She tore through an exhausting sequence of her signature phony phone-answering in spite of some injuries; we never would've known if she hadn't told us.

Lypsinka-liveRead her lips.

See you at all three shows!

 
Mother's Day Comments (0)

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As of September 23, the first season of Mom is on DVD. Who's a fan? Curious.

 
Kathy & Larry On Joanie Comments (0)

Very interesting piece on Joan Rivers that views her work's cruelty (come on, you know it's true) through a feminist lens. I responded to it. I don't really have a lot of intellectual respect for any responses that go, Fuck her! She doesn't get Joan! Joan was fierce!-level replies. I do think there is a lot to unpack in Rivers's work, even if Rivers herself didn't enjoy delving into it on that level—CNN, much? But I also think that beyond looking at what humor means, which is fair, once you start acting as if humor is identical to serious debate, you run into trouble, as does the author of this thoughtful it not exactly rah-rah piece on Rivers. But it's a compelling read.

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On a related note: Kathy Griffin says she wasn't considered for Craig Ferguson's late-night gig because they told me they weren't considering women, and she recalls Joan Rivers in this clip of her new interview with Larry King...

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