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Supernatural Recap: "The Prophet"
6 May 2012 2:42 PM, PDT
Kevin Tran, honour student/the new prophet
In Neighbor, Mi, a young student named Kevin Tran, is playing a cello, updating his study schedule and stressing about acing the SATs. Okay, he's basically checking off every stereotype there is for academic over-achieving Asian Americans. You know, the show could've thrown us a curveball and had this Tran kid be a pot-smoking slacker.
At the same time, Sam and Dean have settled into an abandoned squat and have started going through the suitcase they stole from Dick Roman. There's a stone slab inside and after looking it over, the guys figure that whatever Dick was searching for is trapped inside it.
Out comes the good old hammer set. With Dean’s first stroke of hammer, a storm sets in. And with each next stroke, it only intensifies. “Does that sound like somebody saying ‘No! Wait! Stop!’ to you?” he wonders. Sam agrees. »
Weekend Meme: Diane Sawyer Honors Ellen DeGeneres' 15 Year Journey, Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" Leaves Mixed Feelings, and Tony the Tiger Says "They're Great!" To "The Daily Show"
5 May 2012 9:07 PM, PDT
Cougar Town has been suffering in the ratings, and I admit to deleting most of the season from the DVR without watching it. But could the troubled sitcom find new life on TBS? That's the latest rumor, which gets really messy since several stars have booked alternative gigs for next season.
Bryan Fischer, the hate monger who spent a week demanding that Mitt Romney fire his gay spokesman Richard Grennell, is now saying Romney shouldn't have done it, because it shows he's too spineless to be president. I'm not disputing that, but it sure is funny to watch the infighting.
The pope is demanding that U.S. bishops toe the line on church teachings about marriage equality, contraception, and euthanasia.
Speaking of the Catholics, Catholic League's Bill Donahue is still mad at The Daily Show for a certain image they flashed, and is still going after their sponsors. But Tony »
AfterElton Briefs: "Southland" Renewed, A First Look at "Jersey Shore Shark Attack," and Goodbye to a Beastie Boy
4 May 2012 12:31 PM, PDT
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 ...
"Oh my God! There are two girls holding hands!!"
Thanks to virgo108 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). Lance Bass (above) is 33, Marilyn Martin is 58, Ann B. Davis is 86, Tammy Wynette would have been 70, Kyan Douglas is 42, Bob Seger is 67, George Clooney is 51, Keith Haring would have been 54, and a very Happy 58th Birthday to my beloved faboo Pia Zadora. In addition to her classic films, she's also my favorite music video artist of the 80's. "Little Bit of Heaven" is the 2nd greatest music video of the decade, and if you've never experienced it, you can check it out here. The homoeroticism drips off the screen. »
GoT Men? 15 of the Hottest Guys of "Game of Thrones"
4 May 2012 11:36 AM, PDT
Last week's episode of HBO's runaway hit hair opera Game of Thrones delivered the untimely death of Renly the Otter King, one of the show's most adorable fellas. Partly in his honor - and partly just because the show is stacked with studs like a Lowe's clearance aisle - we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate some of the fantasy epic's most fantasy-worthy fellas.
Granted, half of the guys on this list have already met their bloody end. And this is just a sampling of 15 of our favorite Lannisters, Baratheons, Snows, Starks, and Khals amongst the show's famously sprawling cast. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
1. Jaime Lannister (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
He may be an incestuous dick, but he's incredibly easy on the eyes, no?
He even looks good dirty!
2. Robb Stark (played by Richard Madden)
He may be a bit of a priss, »
Weeklings! We All Scream for "The Scream"
4 May 2012 10:23 AM, PDT
Nothing's more glamorous than ludicrous art sales, and this week the mother of all masterpieces switched hands: Edvard Munch's hand-drawn masterpiece "The Scream" sold at auction for $119 million, making it the most expensive piece of artwork on the planet. Insane. You know you can buy that poster at any garage sale, right? Right.
You can find previous Weeklings! episodes here.
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Video: "Glee" Does "What Makes You Beautiful"
4 May 2012 8:24 AM, PDT
Why is Chris not wearing a tie with his Tuxedo? This is a mystery
We finally get to see the senior prom on Glee this week, which has a theme of dinosaurs, picked by one Brittany S. Pearce (Heather Morris). While it seems that there are some late arrivals like Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer), and even some surprises, like Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) that I don't quite understand, the rest of the gang is ready to party. And with a fun, bouncy pop confection like One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" you can see why.
Of course this clip brings up so many questions. Why is Blaine so tense and needing reassurance from Kurt? Why was there any question that Rachel and Finn would make their own senior prom? And why has no one else had such a silly, fun prom theme like dinosaurs before? »
"The Vampire Diaries" 321: “Dry Spell”
4 May 2012 8:19 AM, PDT
We open this week's episode the morning after last episode's devastating events. A montage of shots of history textbooks and Civil War photographs ends with VamPric in his classroom, fondling his super-stake. Sadly, not a euphemism.
Caroline is at the high school, on the phone with Tyler, who has to pack up Klaus's house. He's pretending to be sire-bound, leaving him vulnerable to this penultimate test; just pray Klaus doesn't ask him to drive him to the airport. Someone is zipping around the school.
Caroline meets up with Rebekah for cleanup duty. They briefly bond over dead authority figures; Rebekah's mother, Caroline's history teacher. Rebekah heads for the gym to start cleanup and is attacked by VamPric, Caroline intercedes and they impale VamPric with the super-stake. Somehow he's super-stake proof. He pulls the super-stake out but Rebekah and Caroline have zipped away.
Outside, Caroline struggles with her car keys. Just keep zipping, »
"American Idol" Loser Memorial: Gunpowder and Sads
4 May 2012 5:57 AM, PDT
Randy Jackson isn't as infuriating when I think of him as less of a person, and more as a fountain of nonsense. Oh, look at the fountain! Spitty spit spit! Nonsense aplenty! Great party, Diane! But mysteriously, Randy abandoned his love of nonsense for a split second during last night's results show when he noted one truth: This may be the best final five in Idol history. Think of it. Season eight? Had Danny Gokey. Season three? Had George Huff. Even season six, which featured my candidate for the greatest American Idol contestant history -- Ms. Melinda Doolittle -- featured Blake Lewis in the Top 2. In other words: Season 11, you're the top.
And that makes this week's elimination damn difficult. Which of the five remaining troubadours shuffled on out of the Idol murderdome? Was it Phillip, Jessica, Hollie, Skylar, or Joshua? We reveal all below.
First, your bottom two:
Morning Meme: "American Idol"'s No Homo Moment, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Remaking "Little Shop of Horrors," and Justin Bieber Helps Ryan Seacrest Go Viral
4 May 2012 5:09 AM, PDT
First of all, Happy Star Wars day! May the Fourth be with you!
Benedict Cumberbatch is "startlingly aware" of the slashfic of him and Martin Freeman. “It’s cool… I suppose my bodily proportions are quite flattering. I’m ripped, doing something I wouldn’t normally do with my body, or having done to it, involving Watson. So that’s as far as I’ll hit about that one, but it’s all there on the web if you want to find it.”
Over at NewNowNext, Sexpert Conner Habib is back with a new question. It's way too far for us to run here, but as he notes (with a great sight gag), there are differences in how gay guys and girls and straight guys view certain aspects of sex.
Evidently the upcoming wedding for Northstar is dramatically boosting presales of Astonishing X-Men.
Lance Bass and his hunky boyfriend Michael »
In Defense of the Immoral "Glee"
3 May 2012 6:22 PM, PDT
Is Glee immoral? So immoral that progressives should stop watching it?
That's the contention of Alyssa Rosenberg at ThinkProgress.org, whose manifesto about the show's immorality has been flying around the Internet for the last two days, aided in part by 5,468 of my closest friends who emailed, Facebooked, and Tweeted me the link, asking what I thought.
Rosenberg is not a conservative outraged at Glee's celebration of cultural diversity; she's a progressive who thinks Glee is mangling its handling of serious cultural and social issues, such as the Coach Bieste domestic violence storyline in the most recent episode, "Choke."
"(O)ver the past two seasons, it’s become impossible to escape the conclusion that Glee is an immoral show," she writes. "It’s become a show that’s not just sloppy but exploitative and manipulative of serious societal issues and human experiences. And it’s time to walk away, »
AfterElton Briefs: When Nph Met Oprah, Urban Bears, The CW Renewals, and Seriously, Ashton?
3 May 2012 5:20 PM, PDT
Birthday shoutouts go to Emmy-winning ally Bobby Cannavale (above), who is 42, Nina Garcia is 47, and Christopher Cross, one of the greatest soft rock stars of the 80's, is 61. What are your fave Christopher songs? Here are mine: 5. "Ride Like The Wind," 4. "Arthur's Theme," 3. "All Right," 2. "Think Of Laura," 1. "Sailing."Speaking of Bobby, he's set to return to Broadway in a revival of the Clifford Odets play The Big Knife.The Daytime Emmy Nominations were supposed to be announced tomorrow, but they've been pushed back to next Wednesday because Tptb hope to announce that the show is moving to Hln for this year's ceremony.The CW has renewed Supernatural, Vampire Diaries and 90210 for next season.Mick Jagger will host the Season Finale of Saturday Night Live .The Urban Bear NYC Festival is happening this weekend on Manhattan's west side.Below you can see the trailer for End Of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, »
"Revenge" Episode 119: #OccupyDaniel
3 May 2012 2:03 PM, PDT
They keep saying they want to "occupy" me. I don't what that means, but it sounds dirty."
This week's episode had more twists and turns than usual, and everyone in the cast had his or her moment.
Let's start with Emily, who's still waiting on news of Daniel's release, and in the meantime decides to pay a visit to little half-sis Charlotte, who's now a full fledged convert to the Rush Limbaugh Life Plan.
She arrives just in time to see Charlotte gazing at pictures and whatnots of David Clarke (aww! There's David's first tooth! Aww! There's David's first homemade protection shiv!) She also has a photo she dug out of Victoria's "drawer of incriminating evidence." It's a picture of David in prison, writing in a journal, and the date on it is the day he died.
Emily realizes that she doesn't have that journal »
10 Best Bad Movies for Gay Summer Viewing
3 May 2012 12:05 PM, PDT
Once upon a time I wrote a column called "Bad Movies We Love," and I feel close enough to you to admit that -- actually? -- I don't love bad movies. I would rather watch something good, weirdly. I'm sensitive when it comes to reserving time for woefully bad cinema, and that's why I want to help kick off your summer with the essential gay stinkbombs. Summer is the best time to gather your friends at 11 a.m. on a Saturday, gather around the thespian sorcery of Elizabeth Berkley, and cry, cry, and laugh until you're whole. Let's celebrate the worst of the best of the worst!
Though not as renowned a misfire as the later totems on my list, Chastity is one of the weirdest film debuts ever -- particularly for a splashy firebrand like Cher -- and therefore it's essential viewing. More than a full decade before »
Snuffed Out: TV Series That Were Gone Too Soon
3 May 2012 8:04 AM, PDT
The fate of Gcb, one of our favorite new shows, will be decided in the next few weeks, and right now, there's a 50/50 chance it'll survive. If it does get canceled, at least it'll instantly become a member of what we'll call the Arrested Development/Freaks & Geeks/Firefly club. Shows that were canceled before their time, and have gained cult status since they left the airwaves.
All of those programs have rabid enthusiastic followers, and in the case of Firefly and Arrested Development, that fan enthusiasm has directly led to big screen resurrections.
We're hoping Gcb gets a renewal, but while we wait, let's take a look at a few other shows throughout the years that were unfairly snuffed out, and picture ... what might have been.
ABC (October 3, 2007 – June 13, 2009)
Watch/Discuss Last Night's "Modern Family:" Sympathetic Eyes
3 May 2012 6:08 AM, PDT
Lily's bunny is missing, and Cam and Mitch team up to find it. Sorry, Lily. Plus Phil buys a sports car, and Gloria, Manny and Jay have trouble with transportation.
"It looks like Lily's missing, and we're offering $25 dollars to get her back." "Sympathetic Eyes" had me chortling. "A lot of amenities disappear when an H becomes an M" Bunny doesn't have a girlfriend, he has a boyfriend. Awww! "You don't know Nemo? It's on an endless loop in the den."
What were your favorite moments?
Need to catch up on the season? You can find recent past episodes of Modern Family here.
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Morning Meme: "Teen Wolf" Says Trust Your Instinct, "Newsies" With Bed Head Watch the Tony Nominations, and Is "Glee" Immoral?
3 May 2012 5:37 AM, PDT
Elijah Wood has signed on to star in Grand Piano, in which he sits down to play and discovers a message in the sheet music threatening his family. So it's basically speed for the classical music set.
Evangelist Billy Graham is coming out strong in favor of North Carolina's awful Amendment One, taking out ads in fourteen papers around the state in favor of writing discrimination into the state constitution.
A gay Indiana teen is facing expulsion for carrying a stun gun that his mother gave him to protect him from bullies. Towleroad has the video.
The Weinstein Company has acquired Quartet, about opera singers in a retirement home who stage a concert every year for the birthday of Verdi. The main draw to me is the cast - Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Pauline Collins, and directed by Dustin Hoffman.
Over at Think Progress, they've declared Glee »
"American Idol" Top 5: A Hottie In Peril!
3 May 2012 4:23 AM, PDT
I told you we'd be better off without raspy frump superstar Elise Testone in the competition. Now we have five contenders who could -- unless Phil Phillips is truly obliterating the home vote, which is possible -- win the damn contest. I like a grudge match. I like my American Idols roiling in the pit and beating each other up like hard-bodied slaves in the "Express Yourself" video. I want to see Hollie Cavanagh climbing up Joshua Ledet's limbs like a gibbon and ripping out his vocal cords with her pearly incisors. Do we have any graphic novelists in the house? Storyboard this for me and I swear to God I'll pimp you for weeks on AfterElton.
This week's set of themes included the 1960s and British pop. Because those don't overlap at all, idiots. Why is Idol like this sometimes? Make these kids do disparate genres I care about, »
AfterElton Briefs: Amber Riley's Scary Moment, the "Out To Play" List, and Ask Zach Wahls
2 May 2012 1:29 PM, PDT
Birthday shoutouts go to David Beckham (above), who is 37, Lily Allen is 27, and Pandora Boxx is 40.The Richard Grenell Fiasco: How a Cynical Political Move Blew Up in Mitt Romney's Face. You know that Baptist minister who told his congregation to hit kids who showed signs of being gay? It's okay ... He was just joking. In tragic news, Mitt Romney will not be appearing on Saturday Night Live this season.In ratings news, last night's Glee hit a new series low.Speaking of, below you can see the Glee cast tease the Season Finale.
However, there was a very scary moment for Amber Riley, who fainted due to the "photog flashes."That Kardashian Girl is a fan of "Rick Santoro." I weep for us.Campus Pride, in partnership with Compete Magazine has released the Out To Play list, a compilation of the 10 most Glbt-friendly athletics programs at colleges and universities across the country. »
The 9 Hottest Moments in Boy Band History
2 May 2012 1:08 PM, PDT
Face it, kids: Boy bands are back. One Direction and The Wanted, two British troupes of crooning dudes, are achieving major stateside success. And they're even dissing Christina Aguilera! They'll fit in just fine here, I think.
It's only right that we commemorate the return of the cherished institution of boy bands with a list of the nine hottest boy band moments since the arrival of the Backstreet Boys. That's when it really started getting steamy. I've compiled sexy instances from photo shoots, magazine spreads, music videos, and even some purposely gay stuff too! I'm leaving One Direction off this list since they're so damn young, but once they get a couple of years on them, I'll be pleased to consider them for future lists (until the end of time).
Let's begin the newcomers, shall we?
9. The Wanted want us to want them!
Yes, it's just a canny PR move, »
Best Movie Ever? "Victor/Victoria"
2 May 2012 10:08 AM, PDT
Like Nine to Five, this week's candidate for Best Movie Ever is righteously ridiculous. It's sophisticated and bawdy as hell. In fact, it's a whole bunch of awesome dichotomies: wacky but meaningful, musical but conversational, broad but subversive, hilarious but concerned with very real taboos. And more than anything, it's fun, which is more than enough to qualify it for the finest film ever. It is the saucy superiority of Victor/Victoria, a movie that's so shockingly whimsical and warm, I'm willing to bet -- if you've seen it before -- you're lighting up just remembering your favorite moment or character. I know I am. And I'll save her for last.
Let's jump back to Paris in the '30s, contemplate the ferocious morality of Julie Andrews and her character's commitment to drag, and relive the gayest and feyest and flyest of '80s comedies. C'est magnifique!
1. Julie Andrews. Full stop. »
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