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18 items from 2011


Celebrity Twitterwatch: Surly Cabana Boys, Kathy Griffin Bangs a Bus Boy, and You Won't Believe Where Will Swenson Found Glitter

10 December 2011 6:01 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Jamie Bell grew up nicely.

Jamie Bell is best known to American audiences as the little boy who just wanted to dance in Billy Elliott. He's all grown up now, starring in Tintin, a CGI film. Which is a shame because Bell is certainly nice to look at. Also, from his outspoken love of giving oral sex to women to his funny recent Graham Norton appearance, he's displaying a certain quirky flair that complements his physical appeal. Even when decorating his Christmas tree.

Drag queen have to put up with a lot of crap. Fortunately, most of them I've known are as tough as nails. Still, problems come in the serious variety, like bashers, to the silly, like what Nick Adams and Will Swenson are putting up with day in, day out. I have glitter all over my house from Christmas decorations. Well, not the toilet.

Some holidays just aren't things I'm big on. »

- lostinmiami

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Morning Meme: David Burtka Finds Time for E! News, Johnny Depp Angers Christian Coalition, and Chris Colfer's Magic Butt

6 December 2011 5:26 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Once Upon a Time has found Gaston. Sage Brocklebank is stepping away from Psych to play Gaston, which begs the question as to which of his characters will have the coolest name: Gaston, or Officer Buzz McNabb?

Seriously, if this is the whole story, I'm never using PayPal again.

Johnny Depp has ticked off both Focus on the Family and the Christian Coalition by providing vocals to the Babybird track "Jesus Stag Night." So he's my Hero of the Day.

Evidently there is a Tumblr devoted to pictures of cats with large amounts of cash.

I just love the expression of horror on Rep. Michele Bachmann's face when she realizes what 8-year-old Elijah told her.

I don't think that Americans, myself included, have a proper understanding of panto. I certainly don't understand why actor Stevie Webb seemed delighted that Financial Times called his performance in Aladdin "as camp as »

- lostinmiami

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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Victor Webster's Aggressive High Five, David Blue's Words To Live By, and In Bed With Jason Segel

3 December 2011 7:00 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

He hasn't changed much from his modeling days.

And...we're back! Sorry about the holiday break from Twitterwatch, but the big sales right after Thanksgiving take a lot out of me. Looks like Black Friday took something out of a lot of celebrities too. Some of this week's featured players seem angry enough at their fellow man to pull out the pepper spray.

Victor Webster has been in some of my favorite campy shows like Mutant X and Melrose Place, and he always managed to bring that incredible body he's had since his modeling days. Perhaps he should take up boxing as a fitness activity. It might let him work out his frustrations. Of course, we've all been there.

Trevor Donovan is generally the cuddly one around here, appearing with little Tito and looking every bit the blond California stud he is. Who knew he had an angry side? I wonder what his neighbor did? »

- lostinmiami

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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Dave Salmoni's Walk Of Shame, Alec Mapa's Husband Keeps It Real, and John Amaechi's Fairy Tale Beginning

4 November 2011 11:38 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I see absolutely nothing shameful here.

Hey folks, it's time for another look into the Cliff Notes version of the E! True Hollywood Story with Celebrity Twitterwatch. This week includes everything from Halloween holdovers to the joys of matrimony, so let's get started.

Halloween may be over, but we're still hearing stories. I'd like to think that this tweet from hunky animal expert Dave Salmoni is from experience. It is hard to maintain your dignity walking home from your hookup's house at 6 Am in a leopard print thong, but if anyone could manage it, Dave could.

But no doubt many of the people that Chris Colfer is talking about at the WeHo Hollywood experience managed the walk of shame. Except since it's in Los Angeles, most of them just had to make it to and from the car.

Speaking of a sexy Halloween, I'm guessing that Modern Family's Danny Zuker »

- Ed Kennedy

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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Ian Somerhalder's Birthday Suit! Plus Both "Being Human" Werewolves, Russell Tovey and Sam Huntington

7 October 2011 11:09 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

No hat, but I'm not complaining.

Welcome back to Celebrity Twitterwatch, where we take a look at what the beautiful people are saying about their beautiful lives. It's kind of like a visiting a zoo, but with better decorators.

Harry Shum, Jr. was the toast of Glee this week, and that meant doing press. In the old days, he would have dressed up and met a publicist at the Beverly Hilton pool and seen a parade of journalists. Now, he rolls out of bed and gets dressed. Well, sort of. I'd like to think this is how he lives life generally. Every gentleman should wear a hat.

Speaking of media attention, comic and former MTV VJ Dave Holmes took time to note that in his passing, Steve Jobs had performed a selfless act and done the impossible: He pulled a spotlight away from Sarah Palin.

Finally responding to the media »

- Ed Kennedy

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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Alec Baldwin and Sarah Silverman Hit Sour Notes, But Nathan Fillion Brings the Love

30 September 2011 12:18 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

His presumed wardrobe below-the-waist.

Welcome back to Celebrity Twitterwatch, where we take a look at what those shiny, happy people are saying about the world they live in and tweet about while we head to our 9-5 jobs, assuming we still have jobs in this economy.

Out rugby star Gareth Thomas has been keeping strange hours providing commentary for the Rugby World Cup, taking place on the opposite side of the world in New Zealand. He's been tweeting up a storm about his sleep patterns, cars coming to pick him up, and the stamina of his fellow talking heads. He also took a minute to thank Jaeger for providing his suit jackets and making him look professional. Still, based on this tweet, I'm assuming behind the desk, he's just got on the jacket and shirt, and no pants, just trunks like he wore to practice his harp.

Since we're talking about sports, »

- Ed Kennedy

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Celebrity Twitterwatch: Indecent Proposals, Russell Tovey's Manscaping Errors and Matt LeBlanc Says "Stick Out Your T*ts!"

24 September 2011 8:30 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Their bromance was always borderline sexual.

Welcome to Twitterwatch, where we distill the entire celebrity social media landscape over the last week in just a few pages. This week we've got celebrities from A to Z!

To celebrate the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Zach Braff and Donald Faison revisited their epic bromance on Scrubs. This actually went on for several tweets, but this one from Zach captured the essence.

Speaking of hot celebrities who aren't gay but seem open to the idea, this came from hunky slab of man Eddie McClintock. Eddie - call me, I'm available for lessons.

And in case you're wondering what Eddie's type is, he likes them beefy, just like himself.

I can see the attraction.

Since we're talking about unexpected propositions, Gavin Creel had one while out and about. But he never says if he took the guy up on it.

For a while there, »

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Niche, Scripted Programming Faces Tough Road to TV

19 August 2011 8:17 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

If you haven’t seen or heard of it, Half-Share, a show about six gay men vacationing on Fire Island, is hilarious. But as Edge Media editor Steve Weinstein noted, it may be “the funniest sitcom you’ll never see on TV.” Despite praise from audiences at festivals and screenings, Half-Share, like most pilots, remains unsold. At a panel Weinstein organized at New York's Lgbt Community Center, creator Sean Hanley, Here Media’s Josh Rosenzweig, Logo TV’s Christopher Willey and Us Weekly’s Bradley Jacobs, got together to discuss why gay cable networks in particular are having a difficult time with scripted content, despite seeming demand. "Don't you think a gay network needs a signature show?" asked Hanley, referring to the rise of nondescript reality television on cable. Hanley, a TV alum (The Nanny), produced the half-hour pilot independently to pitch to television networks. Having screened at the multiple festivals, »

- Aymar Jean Christian

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I Met Tiny Whoopi Goldberg Last Night!

29 July 2011 2:23 PM, PDT | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

My friend and Hollywood actor Alec Mapa invited me over for some wine last night. Adoring both him and wine, this was an offer too good to resist. I hopped in my Mercury Milan and me and the spider living somewhere inside the passenger side door were off. But little did I know who was awaiting my arrival at his home… A Whoopi Goldberg Action Figure. I already offered to Whoopisit for him next time he leaves town. »

- Michelle Collins

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AfterElton Briefs: So Jesse Tyler Ferguson Thinks He Can Judge, Happy Birthday Gale Harold, a "True Blood" Peek, and More!

8 July 2011 4:02 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here's last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"Years later, Whoopi was awarded the Nobel in Medicine for curing millions of cases of Bieber Fever. This picture captures her hands immediately before their award-winning work."

Thanks to I Miss D'Anna for this week's winning caption.

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Gale Harold turns 42, Alec Mapa is 46, and Jessica Simpson is 31. Okay, time to name your top five Jessica songs. Here are mine: ...... Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be the guest judge on next week's So You Think You Can Dance. Speaking of Jesse, Modern Family producers are looking for an “Asian, 3-to 4-year-old” to play baby Lily next season.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka attend the »

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Morning Meme: Eric Balfour Fights For Equality, Whoopi Defends Tracy and What "Wet Hot American Summer" Almost Was

14 June 2011 4:49 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Hunky Matt Lanter was asked for a comment about his costar Trevor Donovan abruptly departing 90210. He doesn’t know why, either, “It’s a shame; [Trevor] did a beautiful job in his role. I don’t know the situation, but I think he’ll be back for a few more episodes.” That sounds like drama, but I think it’s just because Donovan reached the mandatory retirement age.

In weird weather news, a freaky heat pocket raised the temperature in Wichita 20 degrees in 20 minutes. The heartland of America seems to be having issues.

After hearing arguments on why Judge Walker should have recused himself from the Prop 8 trial because he’s gay and in a long-term relationship and based on the questioning, it’s extremely unlikely Judge Ware will rule against Walker.

Rep. Allen West (R - Fl) is so anti-gay, he fired an intern that retweeted a Scissor Sisters tweet in response to Tracy Morgan. »

- Ed Kennedy

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AfterElton Briefs: The Littlest Warbler, "Pride Pump 2000X," "You Should Meet My Son" Is Out On DVD, and More!

7 June 2011 3:13 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Happy 53rd Birthday to Prince! Okay, time to name your top five Prince songs. Here are mine: 5. "Dirty Mind," 4. "Pop Life," 3. "U Got The Look," 2. "1999," 1. "Take Me With U." New DVD Releases! Oscar nominated remake True Grit, claustrophobic cave movie Sanctum, and the inevitable pairing of Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in Just Go With It. Also out is the gay indie You Should Meet My Son, which received a rave from Brent Hartinger (in fact, his review has a blurb on the DVD box). You can see the trailer below, and purchase the DVD on Amazon.

Tickets are on sale for the June 23rd concert in NYC to benefit Glsen. Hosted by Alec Mapa, it will feature appearances from Mimi Imfurst and Dan Savage, and musical performances from Andrea McArdle, Nellie McKay, Betty, and Rachael Sage. And now, here is ... The Littlest Warbler.

Below you can see the video »

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Morning Meme: "Kneel Before Zod," "SNL" Gives Us Perspectives, and First Peek at Cheyenne Jackson's Return To "Glee"

11 April 2011 6:22 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

So the big news since the last time I wrote one of these things is that Britney Spears is going to sing on a remix of Rihanna’s “S&M.” And I’m not trying to be mean, but is there any evidence that Britney sings on her own songs anymore, much less someone else’s?

Kneel before Zod! Michael Shannon has been cast opposite Henry Cavill in Man of Steel. I know absolutely nothing about him beyond the fact that he has an Oscar nomination.

In the UK, they’re preparing to lift the ban on blood donations by gay men, but only if they’ve been celibate for ten years. I suppose those men exist, but this just seems like pandering.

I have nothing against Jennifer Lopez, but what kind of voodoo is she practicing? She’d completely dropped off the map, and now she’s back with a hit single, »

- Ed Kennedy

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Morning Meme: Sean Hayes Is a Stooge, Alec Mapa Wins In "The Winner Takes All" and k.d. lang Says "I Confess"

5 April 2011 6:50 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Sean Hayes is set to play Larry in The Three Stooges, joining Will Sasso as Curley. I’ll be honest, if any of the Stooges ever pinged my gaydar it was always Curley, but I can see Hayes in this role – he’s a great physical comedian.

Don’t get any ideas, Mr. Jensen.

Texas is pushing a bill that would require any university that has a Glbt studies program to spend an equal number of dollars promoting heterosexual studies. I just hope they wrote the law as reciprocal, because I’d love to see a bunch of liberal academics decide to explain how 99% of everything in the world promotes heterosexuality, so they need to dump billions into gay studies to equal things out.

Voting opens today fo the MTV O Music Awards, and some of your favorites are up. Head on over and make the gay voice heard!

Torchwood is still the same show, »

- Ed Kennedy

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“You’re So Hot” Defiles Justin Bieber And Franco Brother (Nsfw!)

24 March 2011 3:03 PM, PDT | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

Are you a fan of homoerotica? Do you like James Franco? Is that the most redundant pair of questions you’ve ever been asked? Well then This video is for you. Christopher Mintz-Plasse gets into a homoerotic showdown with Dave Franco. Yes, the younger brother of James, who is arguably hotter albeit with a mucccch more annoying voice. The two actors come face to face hurling sexual come-ons at each other with lightning speed. If sperm-related humor ain’t your bag, then feel free to just leave this bag in the clearance aisle at Marshall’s because you will not be purchasing it. Yes, it’s dirty. Very very dirty. Forget Nsfw, it might not even be safe for your home or your “masturbating corner.” That is, unless you dinner table conversation often includes talk about Justin Bieber’s lips coming out of a penis hole, in which case, gather the fam around! »

- Michelle Collins

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Morning Meme: "Gossip Girl" Gets Eric a Story, Matt Doyle Is Jumpy, and Kurt and Blaine Discuss Love Songs

16 February 2011 5:20 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I never thought I’d get to write that Gossip Girl’s Eric was getting a storyline, much less a dark, interesting storyline. Oh, and he’s going to be a gay boy with daddy issues. But these might be interesting. Image via the always reliable Tyler Shields.

CBS News reporter Lara Logan was the victim of “brutal and sustained sexual assault” while covering the celebrations in Egypt last week. She’s now back in the country and recovering.

This was just plain mean. And more than a little funny.

Remember the rage the Republicans had last year when Stephen Colbert testified in front of Congress? How do you think they’ll react when the Democrats march in Big Bird and Cookie Monster to testify on behalf of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which the Republicans want to defund.

Doug Manchester, besieged by both gay activists and unions for years, »

- Ed Kennedy

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The 2011 NewNowNext Award Nominations Announced!

11 February 2011 11:00 AM, PST | BestWeekEver | See recent BestWeekEver news »

The 2011 “Cause You’re Hot” Nominees. Image via Nnn Blog. It seems like only yesterday that the 2010 NewNowNext Awards came and went. It was in that year that my future Gossip Queens co-host Alec Mapa handed me the award for 2010 Brink of Fame Comic. Sure, I didn’t write an acceptance speech, and ended up pulling a move on stage that can only be described as “exasperated giant Kate Winslet,” but still, it is one of the fondest memories of 2010, and I’ve put it away along with a lock of my updo hair in a locket to give to my children. Wistful memories aside, it is a new year, and with that, new nominations! Sadly, they’ve done away with the Brink of Fame Comic category (does this mean I’m the winner for all of eternity? And by that logic, will I be on the Brink of Fame forever? »

- Michelle Collins

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Ramin Gets it Wrong Again. Anyone Surprised?

3 January 2011 10:39 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Neil Patrick Harris holding his Emmys

Given all of the outrageous and inaccurate things Newsweek "journalist" Ramin Setoodeh has said in the past, it's no surprise that his latest attempt to play the victim ("the gay media elite is mean to me!") over on The Daily Beast is as poorly written and reasoned as his usual work. But this time it also includes a mention of us that completely misrepresents the article it references. (We also write about the rest of Setoodeh's bait-and-switch/I'm a victim! argument.)

In an attempt to obfuscate and distract his past observations about gay actors being unable to play straight roles, Setoodeh changes the subject to the fact that according to him the Hollywood powers that be don't seem willing to cast gay actors in gay parts. To support his claim, he references our article 2010: The Year Gay TV Grew Up and writes "The blog AfterElton. »

- Michael Jensen

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