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“Cosmos” Is Full of Wonder and (Evil) Spaceships
2 hours ago
Nearly 35 years after Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos, this landmark expedition through the wonders of space and science has returned in a much-anticipated fancy modern reboot with astrophysicist, hero of the internet, and possible real-life Santa Claus Neil deGrasse Tyson sturdily at the helm.
The premiere simulcast event spanned 1165 different networks in the Fox family in an entirely unnecessary display of broadcast might (who is watching this show on Fox Sports 2?), but hey, the more attention the better. We even got an introduction from the president, so suck on that shows that don’t claim to be educational!
As someone who loves all manner of space documentaries, I truly want this show to be good, but I approached watching Cosmos with the same attitude I approached NBC’s live Sound of Music last year– in that even if it ends up being horrible mess, I still want it to be »
- Spencer Barnes
HBO’s “The Normal Heart” First Look Trailer
2 hours ago
Here’s a first look at Ryan Murphy‘s adaptation of Larry Kramer‘s The Normal Heart. This is HBO movie is going to be total Emmy bait, with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons and Taylor Kitsch
The Normal Heart premieres on HBO Sunday May 25 9/8c
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- Aaron Landry
Meme: Anton Hysén Signed To Myrtle Beach Mutiny, Cardinal Dolan Uncomfortable With Civil Unions, Alec Mapa Is a Filthy “Baby Daddy”
3 hours ago
Kevin Bacon embraces Six Degrees, Dan Gillespie-Sells slams closeted celebrities, a clown car of basset hounds
Out soccer star Anton Hysén has been signed to the Myrtle Beach Mutiny, a National Premiere Soccer League club, which puts them about fourth tier in U.S. soccer. The team says that despite Anton Hysén’s youth, his experience playing in Europe will be invaluable to the team. And yes, that’s an out professional soccer player in the Deep South.
Meanwhile in South Carolina, the House will be considering the bill that will strip thousands of dollars in funding from two universities for offering gay interest books for their summer reading programs because, well, gay literature = porn or something. We’re talking about a state that requires you to swear an oath of loyalty to the United States to receive your college diploma.
Kevin Bacon went to SXSW to celebrate the 20th »
- Ed Kennedy
Fox Renews Four Series and “True Detective” Crashes HBO
3 hours ago
In great news, Fox has renewed New Girl, The Mindy Project, The Following (okay, that one might not be great) and critical darling Brooklyn Nine Nine.
While that detailed of a demographic breakdown isn’t available, The Oc Weekly argues that Looking is the “perfect show for (straight) women“, praising the show for avoiding tropes like ticking biological clocks and generally tossing out relationship gender roles.
Speaking of Looking, last night’s finale prompts Buzzfeed to ponder the enduring affection gay men have for The Golden Girls. It turns out there’s a good number of diehard fans working on the HBO dramedy.
Former 666 Park Avenue hunk Robert Buckley has joined the CW’s iZombie pilot. He’ll play an environmental engineer, »
- Lyle Masaki