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Harvey Milk Day, “South Of The Ohio,” and a “Friends” Reunion
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Birthday shoutouts go to Novak Djokovic (above), who is 26, and Naomi Campbell is 43. Emma Roberts will join her boyfriend Evan Peters on Season Three of American Horror Story. What Would Harvey Milk Think If He Were Alive Today? by Dustin Lance Black. A straight man dances at The Abbey. San Francisco Giant player Jeffrey Affeldt renounces his homophobia.
Good News! Gay men can now donate blood in Canada! But there’s a catch.
On the eve of the Bsa voting on gay scouts and troop leaders, James Dale talks about his landmark lawsuit that went all the way to the Supreme Court, and the long journey to this point.
Ellen‘s mini Friends reunion.
Wolf Blitzer is an idiot.
Kickstarting South Of The Ohio, “A new photo documentary exploring contemporary queer culture in the American South.”
Here’s the newest trailer for Man Of Steel, with extra focus on Zod. »
“So You Think You Can Dance” Auditions: Austin-tatious
6 hours ago
Sytycd‘s Los Angeles and Austin auditions were full of enlightening, revelatory performers (and their children, in some cases). We learned so much that we could forgive the strange, not-completely-justified inclusion of guest judge Minnie Driver, who wouldn’t be my first choice in Best Supporting Actress nominees to judge these dancers. (Bring me Lauren Bacall, dammit!) I did chuckle when Minnie claimed her hotel was haunted. Because Minnie really believed it. And that’s a funny, zany thing to think, my dear.
Here are the five greatest performers from the two-hour extravaganza. The first one here wasn’t an official auditioner, but I think you’ll agree it deserves a plane ticket to Vegas or some other isolated desert land.
5. Mary’s Hair, the most dynamic dancer of the evening
Look at the gorgeous routines Mary’s hair is performing here. The bangs are nailing a contemporary routine while »
- Louis Virtel
5 Shockers from “Behind the Candelabra”
6 hours ago
(all photos courtesy of HBO)
Everything you need to know about Liberace’s closet
When Liberace’s live-in boy toy Scott Thorson (they met when Thorson was just 16) wrote his tell-all Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace in 1988, it was brimming with juicy revelations about what co-habitating with the legend was really like – everything from exorbitant, diamond-encrusted shopping sprees to botched plastic surgeries until the performer’s death from AIDS in 1987. With their affair immortalized in a new film starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon to debut on HBO this Sunday (May 26), we’ve created the ultimate cheat sheet to the entertainer’s oh-so-gay life:
Diamonds, gold lame and hot pants: Liberace was one of the highest paid entertainers in the world with a net worth estimated at $115 million by the 1970s. At one point, »
- Natalie Hope McDonald
Hump Day With Adam Lambert: Journey Home
6 hours ago
It’s no secret we love Adam Lambert and the energy and joy he brings to the otherwise sterile, manufactured world of modern pop music. But he’s such a worldwide whirling dervish that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of where and when he touches down. Hence our weekly feature Hump Day With Adam Lambert, which will hopefully keep us up-to-date with his appearances, performances, and interviews. And on those weeks when Adam’s talents lie dormant, we bring you classic pics and performances.
The big Adam news over the last week was his journey back to where the world first witnessed the glitter explosion that created his star – American Idol (more on page two.)
Let’s start things off by taking a look at some pics and captions from Adam’s Instagram Account.
“@angieAI12 and I givin drama”
“@msamberpriley bite it!.”
@sutanamrull and I all »
Liveblogging “Days of Our Lives:” Floating Sun Orb
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Will is dead. The baby’s not breathing. But on the plus side, Abigail has a new helmet! Join us for the drama at 1 Pm Et!
And with all of the drama yesterday about the baby and Will, the most important part of the episode was overlooked – the introduction of hot new cast member Floating Sun Orb.
Tptb have brought on Floating Sun Orb to “rile up the town of Salem,” and from the looks of these preview pics, the Orb is going to have a major influence in the lives of many of our favorite characters (and Jennifer). Interloper!
We start with Gabi giving birth again. Poor girl. Gabi asks why the baby’s not screaming. Why isn’t she crying? Sonny, why are your gorgeous puppy dog eyes filling with tears?
And Hope bursts through the Door with our new Orb pal tagging along.
Gabi wants to »
“Modern Family” Finale Deals with Loss, “The Goodwin Games” Disappoints Disappoints
11 hours ago
Plus, Disney pulls a gluten joke and does Elementary modernize a literary hero right?
Stephen Moffat commented that the next season of Doctor Who has already been plotted, since the show has to work far in advance.
I don’t know how to react to Jezebel‘s praise for Amy Schumer and Schumer’s new sketch comedy show. She’s an incredibly witty comic, but it feels like every time I start really enjoying her work she says something that crosses the line. Still, so far Inside Amy Schumer has been a pretty funny show.
Rumer Willis has booked a role on Pretty Little Liars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Willis will play a charity organizer who appears in one episode but could return for more.
io9 praises Elementary declaring it, “The right way to update a classic hero.” If you’re looking for an attempt to declare Elementary superior to the British Sherlock, »
- Lyle Masaki
Glbt Exclusion In Immigration, Nom Condemns Anti-Gay Murder, Robert Pattinson Packs Up In Trash Bags
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James Franco thinks that sex isn’t just for titillation in movies. “Directors are trying to use more sex in films and certainly on places like HBO, where these cable people have lots of sex. Gus Van Sant told me in his pilot [Boss for Starz] he had a sex scene but they told him, There’s not enough nudity. We need ‘pay-cable moments.’ They’re actually pushing for more sexual content. And if they’re done the right way, it won’t just be a ‘pay-cable moment,’ it will actually be intrinsic to the story. Sex has the potential for being a great storytelling device. But it just hasn’t been used up until now.”
Nasa is giving a grant for a 3D Pizza Printer. The idea makes sense, since you’re essentially giving dry tubes »
- Ed Kennedy
A Ray Of Hope For “Happy Endings,” and George Michael Fell Out Of A Car
21 May 2013 3:41 PM, PDT
Birthday shoutouts go to Tom Daley (above), who is 19, Gotye is 33, and Mr. T is 61, fool. A Case Against Marriage by a Single Gay Man. Wham! with George Michael. Jon Bon Jovi is not having any of Bieber‘s bullshit. Mission Not Accomplished: The Anti-Gay Murder of Mark Carson Should Be a Wake-Up Call.
TV Line is reporting that USA remains “seriously interested” in picking up Happy Endings.
They also report that Revenge may do a “time-jump” when the series returns for Season Three.
My gift to all of you. You’re welcome.
Kathy Griffin talks about the hard-to-please lesbian fans and … President Orman. I’m so there.
Here’s the newest trailer for The Wolverine, with extra focus on the Japan backdrop.
And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We »
Tasty Tuesday With Matt Bomer
21 May 2013 1:39 PM, PDT
Matt Bomer fans know that I always include a Tasty Two For Tuesdays every week in the Daily Briefs, but you’re in luck – Matt has been such a busy boy, we have enough to give him his own post this week!
I can’t promise this will be a regular feature, but just enjoy it while it’s here!
Let’s start with Matt at the USA Network Upfronts, where he mingled with other USA stars, and instantly raised the temperature of the room.
With Piper Perabo
The post Tasty Tuesday With Matt Bomer appeared first on thebacklot.com. »
Liveblogging “Days Of Our Lives:” The Big Bang
21 May 2013 9:09 AM, PDT
Will risks his life to save Nick. Oh, Will. And will Sonny have to get very up close and personal with Gabi? Join us for the drama at 1 Pm Et!
Will manages to hide just as Jensen walks in, He tells Nick “I’m not happy. You know what happens when I’m not happy. You can save yourself a lot of pain if you just tell me where she is.” Meanwhile, Will is in the corner where Sweat Starts Welling.
Gabi tells Sonny the baby is coming, and Sonny is this close from letting out the Gay Gasp. Just cross your legs, Gabi. And that’s good advice For The Rest Of Your Life.
Jensen tells Nick he’s already dead, and Gabi won’t get away, because “she’s as big as a barn door.” How rude!
Sonny is frantic, and tells Gabi, “But in the movies …” Oh Sonny, »
“Free Samples” Preview: Tippi Hedren’s Gay Husband
21 May 2013 8:18 AM, PDT
Well, here’s something thrilling. In the indie comic drama Free Samples, Betty (played by the radiant Tippi Hedren) has a heart-to-heart with protagonist Jillian (Jess Weixler of Teeth) that involves a confession about a gay husband. Check out our clip above, where Tippi’s candor about her husband’s sexuality is both refreshing and funny.
The movie concerns “a law school drop-out (Weixler) who fills in as a server on a friend’s food truck, where she doles out free samples of ice cream. The job tests her patience, and while she figures out what to do with her life, she finds herself being courted by a young man (Jesse Eisenberg) whom she barely remembers from the night before.” Aw, Jesse Eisenberg. You’re one of my non-gay husbands. »
- Louis Virtel
The 10 Best Performances of “American Idol” Season 12
21 May 2013 7:54 AM, PDT
Can you guess our pick for the best performance of the season? Better yet: Can you guess the One male vocalist who made our list?
Maybe you’re done with the twelfth season of American Idol, but I’m not. Before we officially switch off our DVR season pass and lock ourselves in for So You Think You Can Dance, let’s take one last look at the low-rated, but luckily lady-dominated season and pick the 10 best performances.
10. Kree Harrison, “What the World Needs Now”
Kree really impressed me with song choices early on in the series. This girl chose two Susan Tedeschi songs. She picked an effing Faith Hill song that ended up being great and original. And most impressively, she chose this sung-to-death Bacharach tune and improved on its original version (by the lovable Jackie DeShannon) by rendering the song in her glum, disarmingly unembellished voice. Starting out in a cappella? »
- Louis Virtel
Dylan O’Brien Starts To “Glimmer,” John Barrowman To “Sing Your Face Off,” Sarah Silverman’s “Perfect Night”
21 May 2013 5:28 AM, PDT
Meet the Kings of Summer, up close and personal with a grizzly bear, and Cheyenne Jackson hits the beach
Dylan O’Brien is in talks to star in Glimmer, a Black List script about a group of kids who go exploring in the woods only to discover a portal that transports them to the 1970s, where changes they make in the timeline has devastating consequences.
A two mile wide EF4 tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma yesterday, destroying huge swaths of the Oklahoma City suburb, killing at least 51 people. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
John Barrowman will host Sing Your Face Off, a six episode singing competition in which “stars” attempt to belt out the classics. Darrell Hammond and Debbie Gibson will be the judges. If you ask really nicely, we might talk snicks into liveblogging what is sure to be a lively show.
Astronaut Sally Ride »
- Ed Kennedy
“Warehouse 13:” The Sky’s The Limit
21 May 2013 5:02 AM, PDT
Previously On Warehouse 13.
“Yes, I named the fern ‘Leena.’ You got a problem with that?”
We start with Artie watering Still Dead Leena‘s plants, and unsuccessfully using reverse psychology to bully them into clinging to life. “Go ahead and wither away, you stupid … rhodoDEADron!”
Claudia and Steve witness the sad spectacle, but before they can delve deep into Artie’s botany psychosis, he orders them to England to investigate a possible artifact use. Two jockeys fell into comas while racing, with both bodies drained of adrenaline. They were riding longshot horses, but here’s the kicker – no one bet big on either horse.
Artie can’t come because Mrs. Fredric wants to talk to him about a “Regent issue.” Steve almost lets out a gay gasp and exclaims “Regent issue? What?” then remembers his involvement with spying on Artie is supposed to be on the downlow, and delivers an awesomely fake, »
“Grimm” Zombie Apocalypse and Are Hunky Guys the New Ad Trend?
21 May 2013 4:45 AM, PDT
ABC’s upcoming singing competition Sing Your Face Off just got amah-zing thanks to some news from EW with the addition of John Barrowman as host and Debbie Gibson as one of the judges. The series features five celebrities trying to learn to perform the works of different music icons. Okay, that doesn’t sound like a compelling show, but I’ll tune in for Barrowman.
Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim promises TV Guide that the second season will feature two big villains — one who is Dark Archer-inspired and another who will mimic Malcolm Merlyn. See, when you hire John Barrowman to play your villain, you need two characters to fill the gap.
As you would expect, Doctor Who fans have started taking scenes from the series and photoshopping Clara into them. I’m still deciding if this is embracing the revelations of the season finale… or it’s one »
- Lyle Masaki
Seth MacFarlane’s Out: Name 10 People Who Should Host the Oscars
20 May 2013 3:11 PM, PDT
Seth MacFarlane just announced he definitely won’t be hosting the Oscars next year. Personally, I’d say that’s a good thing. We only needed one year of broad, bland, half-heartedly “subversive” laughs. Bring on the new emcees. Here are my 10 suggestions.
10. Stephen Colbert — His gleeful, mock-you-to-your-face persona is an ideal fit for the self-serious ceremony.
9. Seth Meyers — He’s ready. He’d zing everybody who needed it and look good doing it.
7. Sandra Bullock — The Oscar winner’s best work is always on an award telecast stage. Deadpan, funny, and (believably) self-deprecating.
6. Cher – Give me a befuddled, unapologetic, bawdy hosting gig for Cher. Let her Oscar glow shine once again, AMPAS.
5. Ricky Gervais – Believe it or not, I kind »
- Louis Virtel
Kevin Keller’s First Kiss, and a Eurovision Wrap-up
20 May 2013 2:00 PM, PDT
Birthday shoutouts go to Tony Goldwyn (above), who is 53, Jane Wiedlin is 55, Ted Allen is 48, and Mindy Cohn is 47. In ratings news, The Billboard Music Awards had its biggest ratings in ten years, and Celebrity Apprentice was down over 30% from last season’s finale. Can Marc Carson’s murder have as much impact as Matthew Shepard‘s? Congrats to Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer, who have welcomed twins. Jesse Tyler Ferguson has a message for his old high school.
A waiting game in Illinois.
Keep ‘em coming, Bryan! I want to see Colossus next.
Kevin Keller is getting his first kiss, and you can thank One Million Moms! Bwa-Ha-Ha!
Eurovision wrapped up over the weekend, and the winner was Denmark, with “Only Teardrops,” by Emmelie De Forest. It was a sweet and safe choice, and not want I want from Eurovision.
Now compare that with the Romanian entry, »
Michael Urie On Stage, Screen…But Will He Do TV Again?
20 May 2013 1:00 PM, PDT
What a difference a year makes.
Last year at this time, we were excited that actor Michael Urie was going to be back on our televisions in the CBS sitcom, Partners. Unfortuantely the series premiered last fall to not-so-great reviews and low ratings, so CBS pulled it quickly.
Not one to be down and out for long, Urie is busy promoting his directorial film debut, He’s Way More Famous Than You, which was written by Halley Feiffer and Urie’s partner Ryan Spahn and co-stars Jesse Eisenberg, Vanessa Williams, Mamie Gummer, Ben Stiller and Ralph Macchio. The former Ugly Betty star also is wowing audiences off-Broadway with his one-man show Buyer & Cellar. The Jonathan Tollins play about a young man who takes a job at Barbra Streisand‘s underground personal mall (and meets the lady herself) did so well in its initial run that it’s moving to a larger theater beginning next month. »
- Jim Halterman
Happy Birthday, Cher! Here Are Her 10 Most Underrated Moments
20 May 2013 11:17 AM, PDT
It’s Cher‘s birthday. Grab your Oscar, flatten all four feet of your hair, and get into it.
The greatest compliment I can give Cher is that no one is, or ever has been, like her. At all. Her incredible vocals, her stunning acting skills, her candor, her charm, her Mackey wackiness, and her staggering gorgeousness make her a mythological presence on Earth and a transcendently cool pop star. Today, on her 67th birthday, let’s pick her ten most underrated moments. Please enlighten me your favorite under-discussed Cher moments. We can all learn something today.
(By the way: Cher announced on her Twitter this morning that her new single is dropping in June, and her next album drops in September. Celebrate!)
You have to be Cher in order to get away with »
- Louis Virtel
Liveblogging “Days Of Our Lives:” The Mystery Of Asshat Island
20 May 2013 9:07 AM, PDT
When Gabi and Nick are abducted, will the clues lead Will and Sonny into … Danger? Hmm …If Gabi and Nick are both gagged … maybe they should count their blessings and leave well enough alone. Join us for the drama at 1 Pm Et!
This is a big week, so I’ll be liveblogging Today, tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday. Not sure about Friday, but we’ll let you know!
Perhaps during this week we’ll also be able to to solve The Mystery Of Sonny’s Shirt.
We start with Hope realizing that she was never sent the report on Jensen. Ciara realizes she made an awful mistake by hiding it, and tries to come up with some way to blame Johnny.
Today’s show is already quickly moving. We see Jensen hold a Coat Gun against Gabi and Nick, as Will and Sonny witness from behind a fern.
Sami blows up at Ej, »
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