1205 posts categorized "TV"

Aug 25 2014
If The Emmys Had A Grindr Profile, It Would Contain The Phrase Neg 4 Neg... Comments (0)

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Wow, so The Normal Heart was humiliatingly snubbed at the Emmys. Granted, I like some others did not feel it was that great of a film (the play was one of the best I'd ever seen), but Matt Bomer's performance was as good as any I've ever seen on TV and Julia Roberts couldn't eke out a win in spite of being a superstar. Major snubs all around.

UPDATE: All those hypocrites standing an applauding now that The Normal Heart has won for best TV movie after losing everything else. I geuss they felt it was Important after all. Interesting! Barbra Streisand is gnashing her teeth now.

 
Night Of The 100 Living Stars I Comments (0)

As a kid, I was absolutely transfixed by Night of 100 Stars (aired March 8, 1982, would love to know when it was taped?), a lavish, tacky, nostalgic, heart-warming, spirited tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Actors' Fund. For me, it was also a way to learn more about the stars of yesteryear, a subject always close to my heart.

What's odd is that these days, kids have more access to old movies and old movie stars' stories via the Internet, but I don't think they make the same effort like the previous generation did—we had to track down books, wait for old movies to pop up on limited channels on TV and rely on information from friends.

And, of course, watch stuff like Night of 100 Stars! (Where else do you get to see Ken Howard, Milton Berle, Lynn Swan, Theodore Bikel and Burt Lancaster, in that order, in a chorus line?)

Hollywood: Please air this event again! (There was a II in 1985 and a III in 1990.)

Because I am sick and need help immediately when it comes to long posts, especially long posts about Old Hollywood, I wondered how many of the 100 stars from 1982—32 years later—are still with us. Interestingly enough, the actual number of stars who showed up was 197...and exactly 100 remain alive today!

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After the jump, the results of my research...

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Night Of The 100 Living Stars II Comments (0)

In my memory, Night of 100 Stars I (1985) was amazing, Night of 100 Stars II (filmed Sunday, February 17, 1985, aired March 10, 1985) was even more entertaining than the first one, and Night of 100 Stars III (1990) was a dud...but who knows?

Time for a screening!

Let's find out who from Night of 100 Stars II (1985) is still among us...

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Night Of The 100 Living Stars III Comments (0)

And finally, the third of the telecast Night of 100 Stars shows, broken down by who's alive today, and who has left us. End morbid flight of fancy.

Full cast after the jump...

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Need To Know: Crack Shot + VMA Bloods Bath + Osborne-Again + Gay For Islam + The White Stuff + Another Gay (Porn) Movie + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_n0q04uryx01s8j10fo1_400Get bent!

*widget boy cultureDo wrestlers make you horny?

*widget boy cultureChris Brown throws Bloods gang signs, Suge Knight gets shot.

*widget boy cultureCatching up with Michael Sam.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne, shirtless god, does naked ice-bucket challenge.

*widget boy cultureNeil Patrick Harris also takes the challenge.

*widget boy culture...but Ramin Karimloo does the challenge best of all:

 

*widget boy cultureDO THE HUSTLE!: Lea Michele shows off her hustler beau. SeattleSuspect2

*widget boy cultureGay serial killer did it in the name of Islam?

*widget boy cultureMiss Spain comes out—1st gay national beauty queen.

*widget boy cultureGAY-BEIJING: Harsh comments from citizens on LGBTs.

*widget boy cultureTeen makes important AIDS discovery.

*widget boy culturePandora Boxx's yummy Mammo-Grahams.

Racial-tension

*widget boy cultureABOVE: This helps to explain racial tension in the U.S. to some extent.

*widget boy cultureMichael Brown grand jury is mostly male, mostly white. Austin-Mahone

*widget boy cultureShould we stop freaking out about ISIS/ISIL?

*widget boy cultureWhat it's like on tour with Austin Mahone.

*widget boy cultureIggy Azalea pulls an Ann-Margret.

*widget boy culturePaul Ryan can't handle DREAMers at book signing.

*widget boy cultureThe worst thing David Sedaris has ever published?

*widget boy cultureFor some reason, I'm a Porn Star's trailer is blowing up...after the jump...

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Aug 22 2014
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Letter: Amazing, Art-Filled, Name-Droppy 1990s Chain Letter Comments (0)
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The pages are especially worth a look if you're a comic strip/sci fi fan...mouse over them to see what number they are.

Chain-Letter-6I've held onto the hastily Xeroxed (and re-Xeroxed...and re-Xeroxed) pages of this 60-page chain letter for over 20 years, at first because it's filled with interesting names and drawings (again, not originals...dammit!) by famous artists, and then later because the very concept of a physical chain letter has become so antiquated.

The letters include everyone from Bette Midler to Goldie Hawn, from the late wife of Ricardo Montalban to JFK's press secretary, from publisher Joni Evans to the Hollywood Reporter's George Christy. To me, it's fascinating.

Check out the pages in the gallery above, and some notes on the pages below...

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Aug 21 2014
Need To Know: Crack Of Pawn + Obama's Outrage + Whoopi Not Enjoying THE VIEW + Wet Zac + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: The Emmys' new teaser is funnier (AND LONGER) than most nominated comedies.

*widget boy cultureObama, outraged by Foley's execution, sounds ready to do just about anything.

*widget boy cultureWhoopi wants to bolt The View?

*widget boy cultureWhat a racket!

*widget boy cultureGAY TREASON: Sam Smith says to delete Grindr!

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei & hubby on their new doc. Kink-documentary-james-franco

*widget boy cultureAlaska's ice-bucket challenge is fierth.

*widget boy cultureZac Efron drenched in sweat.

*widget boy cultureWABBIT SEASON: Rabbit-hole foods.

*widget boy cultureFranco's next gay-themed (not totally!) movie is here.

*widget boy cultureStuart Reardon naked in the tub. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGay rights in India, after the jump...

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Aug 20 2014
Art Is Dead, Jeans Are Alive Comments (0)

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I usually recoil from art-world satire because it seems to not respect anything about art unless it's a Renaissance painting, but Amy Poehler's take (for Old Navy) is priceless.

I would gladly watch an entire movie with this character. Best outtakes are after the jump...

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