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On TV this Friday: CSI: NY may have to consult with Professor Plum, Haven‘s Nate is headin’ for Heaven, Last Man Standing is rather dodgy and 20/20 looks at cubicle culture. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | Tilted Kilt boss Ron Lynch goes undercover at his chain of Hooters-meets-Scotland pubs — though presumably not in one of the waitresses’ trademark outfits.
8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Mike forms a secret afterschool dodgeball club for Boyd and the neighborhood kids. It’s like Fight Club »
- Kimberly Roots
On TV this Tuesday: It’s Election Day, so go vote! And after you do, settle in for a long night of speculation and waiting that’ll make the American Idol finale seem like a study in instant gratification. Here’s our guide to the broadcast networks’ coverage of the event, as well as a few suggestions for other fare (like Covert Affairs and Sons of Anarchy) to keep you entertained until the returns are all in.
- Kimberly Roots
By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
Election Day is finally here!
We’ve been bombarded with political ad after political ad (to the point that some of us burst into tears at the mention of President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney), but one of the most divisive presidential elections in U.S. history is almost over.
After you cast your ballot, you will most likely turn on the TV to watch the returns this evening. With more channels than ever, you will have to make one more choice before the clock strikes midnight: Which election coverage to watch.
Just as you should be informed about your presidential nominees, you should be informed about your election night coverage options. Check out the candidates below:
• NBC: The Peacock network’s election special begins at 7:00 p.m. Est/4 p.m. Pst and lasts until 3 a.m. Est./12 a.m. »
- Rachel Bennett
Offering reassurance that you won't have to get all of Tuesday's election results by watching Wolf Blitzer And The Holograms totally outrageously traipse through the set of The Lawnmower Man, Comedy Central has confirmed that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will go live on Election Night for the sixth time in a row. The Daily Show's Election Night 2012: This Ends Now begins at 11 p.m. Et with early results, analysis, and a palpable sense of relief, while Colbert goes on at 11:30 p.m. Et with guest Andrew Sullivan and the appropriately »
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were a day late during the political debates, taping their shows before the evening festivities. But they’re not playing around when it comes to Election Day. Both shows will air live on Tuesday night, as the election results come in. The Daily Show is promoting their 11 p.m. Et coverage as “Election Night 2012: This Ends Now,” with Stewart leading his team in analyzing the state-by-state returns. At 11:30, The Colbert Report’s “Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ‘012!” will welcome political pundit »
- Jeff Labrecque
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will broadcast live November 6 on both the East and West coasts. The fake news shows plan Election Night shows at 11 Pm/8 Pm Pt and 11:30 Pm/8:30 Pm. Stewart’s Election Night 2012: This Ends Now will feature early results and analysis from Stewart and the show’s regular correspondents. Stephen Colbert’s Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ’012! will include a guest appearance by columnist Andrew Sullivan. Both Stewart and Colbert returned to the air Wednesday after their shows shut down for two days due to Hurricane Sandy. This will the sixth election in a row, since 1992, that Comedy Central has had live coverage. This year’s shows will also broadcast on MTV’s Times Square jumbotron i n New York Related: Obama On ‘Daily Show’: »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Why Watch? It’s not this column’s intention to promote wacky memes (despite our appreciation of cat videos from 1890), so please trust that this particular video is something that bends a wildly popular piece of culture into something a bit more challenging. On the surface, YouTube user Moto2h has used simple sound editing techniques to transform something we’ve all heard way too many times, but the experience of watching “Gangnam Style” without the music is completely uneasy. It’s a sonic cousin of “Garfield Minus Garfield,” and I’m pretty sure it creates the kind of existential crisis that Kafka would tear his hair out about. Admittedly, it’s hard to explain why. Maybe it’s a case of the familiar being made alien, but it seems more likely that this video crawls up into the range of experimental genius by exposing the grand absurdity not only of this single music video, but »
- Cole Abaius
Andrew Sullivan, the gay conservative writer who helms The Daily Beast's 'The Dish' blog, went on The Colbert Report last night to make a conservative case for Obama. Sullivan, who backed George W. Bush in 2000, was a early supporter of Barack Obama's in 2008. Speaking with Stephen Colbert, Sullivan said that reelecting Obama was "the most important thing" to rid America's political climate of the "ailment" of partisan ideology, which he sees manifested most clearly in the Republicans' lockstep opposition to President Obama since his inauguration in 2009. Sullivan told Obama he supports Obama even more in 2012 than in 2008, since the Republicans have gotten, in his own words, "nuttier" since then. Sullivan also made the contentious argument that it was Obama, and not the Republicans, who would actually reduce the nation's debt in the coming years. Romney and Ryan, he said, have already shown the »
- Jacob Combs
Ben Maisani, Cooper’s boyfriend of several years, has whipped the media into a frenzy after being photographed kissing a dark-haired man in a New York park. The pictures show Maisani intimately locking lips with a man who is clearly not the silver-haired news anchor.
| Related: Anderson Cooper Comes Out As Gay In The Greatest E-Mail Ever Written |
Cooper and Maisani, who owns a gay bar in the East Village of Manhattan, have reportedly been dating for three years – and rumors were swirling that Cooper wanted to marry Maisani as soon as Labor Day. It has also been reported that the couple live together in Cooper’s converted firehouse apartment.
Cooper publicly came out in July, in an open letter to longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast. »
- Michelle McGahan
Here is 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 ...
"Combining Chess Club with Fight Club seemed like a good idea at first..."
Thanks to giovannif7 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). Chris Hemsworth (above) is 29, Rosanna Arquette is 53, Andrew Sullivan is 49, Viola David is 47, Sam J. Jones is 58, and Joe Jackson is 58. What turns Randy Harrison on? "Men’s gymnastics, flying trapeze, risk, speed, music, lederhosen, and body hair." For just $1.50, you can have the greatest ringtone in history. Meet the only openly pansexual U.S. elected official.Our thoughts are with the family and friends of gay essayist and This American Life contributor David Rakoff, who died today at the age »
What had Et readers buzzing this week?
Cruise's rep says in a statement: "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy."
Cruise and Holmes, who have a 16-year age difference, have one daughter together, Suri, 6.
The couple married in an Italian castle in 2006, after a whirlwind romance that made headlines from the start. Perhaps the most infamous incident? Cruise's 2005 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in which he ecstatically professed his love for Holmes while jumping on a couch.
There was also no hint of marital trouble in Cruise's recent interview with Playboy, where »
In this edition of Weeklings!, I grill the newly "out" CNN newsfox Anderson Cooper about important issues he didn't bring up in his revelatory letter to Andrew Sullivan. They're pretty pressing. And prissy. And depressing. And de-prissy.
Then I follow up with a few quick name changes for Katy Perry's new concert film. Are you actually going to see that? No? Ok, phew, I feel better now.
You can find previous Weeklings! episodes here.
For more Virtel tackiness, check out my racier, Nsfw-ier web series "Verbal Vogueing"!
Video Tags: watch videoTags: WeeklingsLouis VirtelIMDbAnderson CooperKaty PerryKathy GriffinTeaser Photo: »
The latest star to come out is Anderson Cooper. "The fact is, I’m gay," he writes in an e-mail to the Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan. Most speculated that may be the case and the veteran CNN journalist now sets the record straight. Sullivan wrote on his blog that he asked for Cooper's thoughts on an Entertainment Weekly story that ran last week on stars from Hollywood and other facets of entertainment life who were coming out of the closet. Cooper answered with an e-mail where he notes bluntly, "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud." Cooper writes: Even though my job puts me in the public eye, I have tried to maintain some level of privacy in my life. Part of that has been for purely personal reasons. I think most people »
Ellen DeGeneres and Kathy Griffin have praised Anderson Cooper for coming out as gay. The CNN journalist ended years of speculation about his sexuality on Monday (July 2) when he acknowledged that he is gay in an open letter to The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan. Cooper wrote: "I've begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle... The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud." DeGeneres has led a variety of celebrities in praising Cooper for taking a public stance in favour of the Lgbt community. "I'm proud of you, AndersonCooper," (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Within hours of Anderson Cooper coming out, stars and media figures offered their support and congratulations to the CNN anchor and daytime talk show host. "I'm proud of you, @AndersonCooper," Ellen DeGeneres, who came out years ago, wrote on Twitter. Neil Patrick Harris also gave the newsman his good wishes, writing, "Good for you, @AndersonCooper. You're awesome." Both messages have been re-tweeted almost 5,000 times. And though he's away, Cooper, 45, is getting the message loud and clear. "I appreciate all the nice tweets," he wrote on Twitter Tuesday. "I am in Botswana working but want to wish everyone a great 4th of July! »
- Evan Lambert
HollywoodNews.com: There has been speculation over the years about Anderson Cooper being gay, but now he has opened up and confirmed that he is gay.
Cooper spoke with Andrew Sullivan of TheDailyBeast.com and talked about being homosexual, states TMZ. “The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” Cooper commented.
He also hinted at why he hasn’t talked about it before: “In a perfect world, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted.”
What do you think about his announcement?
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- Molly Sullivan
In an e-mail to friend and fellow journalist Andrew Sullivan, CNN's Anderson Cooper not only admits he's gay, but gives Sullivan his permission to share the revelation with the rest of the world. Which Sullivan did Monday (July 2) in a column for The Daily Beast.
"I've always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly," Cooper writes. "As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter."
"It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. ...
The fact is, I'm gay, »
Wisely saving this sort of bombshell news for a lazy holiday week where it can slip away quietly and do the least structural damage to our world, Anderson Cooper has officially come out as a gay man to everyone who hadn't already assumed that, once more getting the breaking scoop right from the source. Cooper made the quasi-revelation to his friend, The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan, after the latter emailed asking Cooper his opinion about Entertainment Weekly's recent article on the new era of celebrities coming out with far less fanfare than they have in the past »
2 July 2012 10:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
When Anderson Cooper came out of the the closet on Monday, the Twittersphere immediately blew up in response: for better or worse, this kind of story is ready-made for the micro-blogging platform, where reaction ranged from high praise to viral snark to unprintable blather. In a letter to Andrew Sullivan, Cooper announced: "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," he writes. "I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and
- Erin Carlson
Anderson Cooper confirmed what most have suspected — that the CNN news anchor is gay. For years Cooper dodged questions about his sexuality. Cooper came out in a letter to friend Andrew Sullivan, a writer for The Daily Beast.
The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
Earlier this year, Cooper was ranked number six in Out Magazine's Power List, despite not publicly acknowledging his sexual orientation. As The Wrap points out, Cooper's announcement makes him the only openly gay news anchor on television.
Alec Baldwin really hates tabloids and the paparazzi. If his recent run-ins with photogs didn't convince you of that then maybe what he told Vanity Fair what he wants to do to TMZ boss Harvey Levin will.
Baldwin told the magazine:
I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut »
- Chris Ortiz
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