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ABC Family has made a big commitment to Melissa & Joey. The third season debuts tonight and Deadline reports that the channel has just ordered a fourth season. Additionally, it expanded the third season by twenty episodes. That will make it the first ABC Family comedy to pass 100 episodes. I wonder if that means we’ll soon be seeing repeats air on local stations.
The fourth season of Arrested Development has turned out to be Netflix’s biggest hit, drawing three times as much traffic as House of Cards and 10 percent of viewers watching all fifteen episodes. I’ll be honest, I didn’t make it past two episodes of the fourth season format.
On a related note, there’s already a site for ShowStealer Pro.
New York PBS channel Wnet is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an ad campaign mocking cable reality series. The campaign includes hilarious fake twitter accounts. »
- Lyle Masaki
With Smash done, it’s time for the backwards glances. First EW talks with showrunner Josh Safran who discusses the plan for season three, which would have followed the creation of a movie musical with Patrick (Luke MacFarlane) producing.
Meanwhile, composer Marc Shaiman comments on the showtunes he helped compose for the drama. Even he doesn’t sound happy, “the greatest frustration Scott (Whitman) & I felt were how the actual moments in Marilyn Monroe’s life that led us to write our songs were almost never explained in the episodes, which was a shame for it would have enriched the storylines of Tom & Julia and made many of our choices clearer and maybe made our songs more meaningful.”
- Lyle Masaki
Review Rachael Kates 16 May 2013 - 08:26
Machiavelli and Micheletto make this episode everything Rachael didn't know she wanted, and more...
This review contains spoilers.
3.5 The Wolf and the Lamb
So, apparently there's trouble in Rome? Alexander's latest girlfriend, the one who is distracting him from Guilia Farnezi, is freaking him out with her symptoms of what is quite possibly the worst cases of post-partum psychosis I've ever seen depicted on TV. Honestly, the poor thing makes Charlotte/Anne of American Horror Story: Asylum seem positively reasonable, but other than that, I wasn't really paying that close attention to the goings on inside the Holy City because the action this season is with the Borgia siblings, even when it's not the sexy kind of action.
Cesare is off west to France and guess who's there? Machiavelli. Oh, I missed you, boo. Never leave me again, okay? Stay forever. Stay and sass »
A new documentary by David Thorpe called Do I Sound Gay?, which is still in production but features interviews with Dan Savage, David Sedaris, Tim Gunn and others, discusses a very important thing in our everyday lives: having a gay-sounding voice. I love, love, love gay voices. I love having one. Something about a voice is totally truthful, and when I hear gayness in the way someone speaks, it hits me, “Gayness. It’s real. People can make it out to be mysterious, strange, or subversive, but it’s none of those things. It just is, and I can hear it in the way we all say, ‘Hell yes, Minnesota!’”
In honor of Do I Sound Gay’s inclusion in the Independent Filmmaker Labs, I pose a a fun question: Who has your favorite gay speaking voice?
Here are a few of my personal favorites.
So glad Tim Gunn »
- Louis Virtel
Heidi Klum is used to turning heads, not crossing eyes. But something about the print on the new America's Got Talent judge's dress made us instantly dizzy. It almost looks like one of those images where, if you stare long enough, a 3D picture pops out. The long sleeves and length aren't helping break up the all-over pattern, nor is the total lack of accessories. Maybe there is a secret message hidden in this fine print? If so, we really hope it's the face of Tim Gunn. »
Ideally, each season of a show brings a fresh perspective. But Lifetime's Season 11 of "Project Runway," which has its finale Thursday, April 25, genuinely was new.
"This will be a first," Gunn says. "I have never commented on any of the designers' work." Gunn has always been a mentor, not a judge. After decades in the business, he certainly knows what works, and he agreed to critique some of the looks that will be in the season finale.
"Season 11 was very different," Gunn says. "And I don't say these words idly: This was my favorite season ever. I loved the team construct. I loved that each designer is responsible, in a manner of speaking, for more than their own work. »
PETA's attempt to get gay pride organizers in Atlanta to move their annual kick-off party from the Georgia Aquarium is dead in the water. Yesterday, we exclusively revealed that Tim Gunn sent a letter via the animal rights group to the Atlanta Pride Committee urging them to relocate the bash because the party noise is "deeply disturbing and unnerving to the sound-sensitive beluga whales" at the aquatic facility. And now Atlanta Pride is fighting back. "At the core, Mr. Gunn's letter is the latest one produced as part of an orchestrated and highly misleading media campaign conducted against Georgia Aquarium by PETA as part of its stated anti-zoo-and-aquarium agenda," the group's »
We're used to seeing Tim Gunn help aspiring fashion designers on Project Runway. But now reality TV's most dapper fashionista is coming to the aide of beluga whales. Yes, whales! Gunn has sent a letter via PETA to the organizers of Atlanta's gay pride celebration urging them to move their annual kick-off party from the Georgia Aquarium. "The loud music and normal party raucousness that are part of the Pride event are deeply disturbing and unnerving to the sound-sensitive beluga whales at the aquarium," Gunn wrote in the latter addressed to Atlanta Pride executive director Buck Cooke. Noting that the "loud noise can be torturous for whales," Gunn also wrote, "As a »
So, we're getting down to the wire (or the inseam) on "Project Runway," and in this episode, our final four get to head home, invite Tim Gunn over, spend way too much time alone thinking about concepts and French seams and whatever, make really weird choices, then head back to New York. I'm beginning to feel as if every collection we see at this stage, with a few notable fabulous exceptions, takes a left turn at crazy and hits the gas. This week's episode we again see a lot of Wtf choices, and it doesn't make me look forward to Fashion »
- Liane Bonin Starr
"I hope they all eat bad airplane fish."
First of all ... Two Hours? Seriously? And it's not even a final? I always thought PR was best when it was an hour. It was exciting, fast paced, and we didn't have a chance to groan at some of the obvious producer machinations. Then it was stretched to ninety minutes, which was okay in certain circumstances, but when you have a season as subpar as this one, the padding can be deadly (speaking of deadly padding, we'll get to Patricia's design in a moment).
This week the designers are all given tickets to the great fashion cities of the world, and their designs have to be inspired by those cities. Layana goes to Barcelona, Patricia is sent to the gutters of Paris, Stanley is in London, and Daniel goes to Berlin, which gives hm numerous opportunities to break down ... before he even leaves New York. »
Look at these dudes. Three pleasant, symmetrical rascals with gay posture who just wanted to impress mentor Smokey Robinson with their dotty croquet uniforms, conjure some soul on Motown/Detroit night, and look like they belong on American Idol. Did they succeed? Ahahaha. If the goal was to deepen the tracks of Smokey Robinson's tears by making him Weep Uncontrollably, then yes. Otherwise, they don't fare so well in this week's rankings.
Here they are, the eight remaining Idol contestants' performances from Motown Night ranked #8-1.
At least Lazaro knows I'm mad at him, otherwise why would he wear greaser attire and slick his hair like the hot prostitute from A Single Man? I'm drawing a blank. Meet me in the parking lot, buddy!
A picture of Tim Gunn, peers over his rimless glasses and holds a sign that reads: "People against same sex marriage say it will tear the social fabric of society. Do you really think gay people would do anything to harm fabric?" has been all over Twitter and Facebook. Yet Gunn tells Zap2it he has no idea where it came from.
But the "Project Runway" host likes it.
He has been glued to the news, waiting for anything on the Supreme Court ruling of gay marriage.
"I am trying to be as unemotional as possible," Gunn says. "The Supreme Court is looking at this from the perspective of an appeal of a state's proposition as to whether or not gay marriage should exist. That really is what is at the core of it."
When he saw this morning's New York Times' headline across five columns this morning that reads: »
It's official: Heidi Klum can wear absolutely anything she wants. The Project Runway hostess rocked what appears to be a printed bed sheet on a recent trip to Hawaii. You almost can't even tell if that giant pile of material is actually a long dress or a baggy jumpsuit (Fyi, it's the latter), but it doesn't matter because she still looks chic. At first we thought it was the supermodel-turned-mom's choice of a cropped denim jacket and trendy striped scarf. But then we decided she'd look just as gorgeous with zero accessories. Though, we're pretty sure that if Tim Gunn saw this look he'd have a panic attack. »
On "Project Runway," one designer was moved to tears. But it wasn't his elimination that reduced Daniel to such an emotional state. It was that he had to destroy a pink jacket he had made. He was clearly very attacked to it.
When Tim Gunn came in to assess everyone's progress, he warned that the pink might not be working for Daniel. He'd wanted to avoid making a dress, but then found himself doing exactly that. Even talking about it later in a confessional saw the tears start welling up in his eyes.
"It’s like, you know, when you make something that you really love, but you know you have to destroy it?" he said.
Luckily, he was partnered with Michelle. Despite not even having a single bit of clothing for her model when they came in for fittings, she was ready to go by Runway Day. And then, »
- Jason Hughes
Tim Gunn makes it work! The Project Runway fashion guru, 59, spills all to Us. Project Runway airs on Lifetime Thursdays at 9 P.M. 1. Few foods make me happier than French fries. 2. I had a terrible stutter as a child and a teen. 3. I'm an Anglophile. 4. I hate driving. 5. My first job was making architectural models. 6. I was a record-holding swimmer in school. 7. I'm a bit of a clean freak. 8. I never keep my shoes on in my apartment (but you can). 9. My role as mentor on [...] »
I’ve always shown a propensity for watching scripted television shows. Mostly, I believe that has a lot to do with the fact that I’m a storyteller and, in being one, that means that I am interested in how other people tell stories. I want to see how characters are developed, how backstories are revealed (or not), and how disparate threads come together into a cohesive plot. Messy stories certainly happen and, sometimes, they just get made worse. A story that falls apart can be just as informative as one that doesn’t.
I keep hoping that even though it’s very cheap to produce, that reality TV will finally shrivel up and just go away already. It isn’t fun to watch and it’s becoming even more contived than it already was. Readers of this column know that I have absolutely no issues admitting to the fact that I like escapist entertainment. »
I got the memo about Alex Trebek potentially leaving Jeopardy! in 2016, and that sent my mind into a frenzy (accompanied by the ping-pang-pow sound effect of a Daily Double). Alex Trebek's name is synonymous with Jeopardy! for a reason: He is an astoundingly great host who knows so much trivia and loves the learning process. You might think his knack for accents and correcting contestants is pretentious or annoying, but that discipline is so essential to the dignity and respect of the show's difficult material. Hell, this man hosts the National Geography Bee every year. He is a TV legend and it pains me to think of him departing the series.
But the task becomes a little bit easier when I think of some of the qualified people who could replace him. A few names have been thrown about loudly -- particularly Matt Lauer's and Anderson Cooper's »
I devote most of my Star Trek-related internet searches to Patrick Stewart arguments with David Suchet over how to play Shylock, but now I'll have to look up more of Leonard Nimoy's wisdom. Turns out Nimoy penned an amazing response to a fan who wrote him a terse, sad letter about feeling alienated (forgive the pun) in school thanks to classmates' prejudices.
It's specific, empowering, and direct. It is not precious, and it's right in line with the best of the "It Gets Better" videos of recent years. I personally still think about Tim Gunn's video with regularity.
Thank you to BuzzFeed for digging this treasure up.
Holler. And yes, I pictured Zachary Quinto proudly proclaiming that whole thing.
People Tags: CelebrityTags: Leonard NimoyIMDbStar TrekIt Gets BetterTeaser Photo: »
As is always the case, a TV series about a little princess has proven to be extraordinarily popular with our children, leading to Disney Junior’s Sofia the First being renewed for a second season. Personally, I thought the children’s series could use a little more draw for young lads, maybe toss in a ninja prince or something equally appealing to the male gender. But that would only be a good idea if Sofia the First wanted to completely ignore its target audience and it’s a good thing it didn’t – it’s the number one TV show for kids 2-5. You just can’t beat numbers like that.
Interestingly enough, Sofia the First is, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the top show for both girls and boys in the demographic, as well as in total viewers, particularly in women 18-49. What this means is parents feel comfortable »
- Brody Gibson
This week, the remaining contestants on "The Biggest Loser" were treated to the season's most beloved episode - makeovers!
Tim helped pick out great clothes, while Ken oversaw new 'dos (and shaves for the men) - and even "Biggest Loser" kids Sunny, Biingo and Lindsay were treated to makeovers.
The contestants were then flown home for their big makeover reveals, where their friends, family and loved ones were overwhelmed by their new looks. Standouts included
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