True Blood gives another taste, ogling ballet dancers, the Golden Girls gets ruined, and animals may not be gay, but what about pets?
- The best photostream I’ve seen for the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll is from PBS. You’ll see politicians, dinosaurs, monkeys (these three blend together), Muppets, television stars, and Olympic athletes.
- Last month we mentioned the Writers Guild America West hosted Flipping the Script: Beyond Homophobia in Black Hollywood. The panel went smoothly, but interview after the panel with luminaries like Paris Barclay, Qunicy Lenear, Deondray Gosset were a little more frank.
- A company claiming to hold copyright on the Fellini title La Dolce Vita took on Michael Lucas‘ uhm, film company for producing a film by the same title. Lucas came out on top.
- Recently unearthed letters say that Lazlo de Almasy, the inspiration behind The English Patient never slept with a woman and was in love with a young soldier named Hans Entholt. Do we take back the Oscars?
- Fox has announced Gleek Week starting today, with social trailers, Facebook gifts, MySpace takeovers by Rachel and character introductions on Fox during their regular programming.
- Chris Currey has a post up called "How the GOP Purged Me" and the whole thing is a fascinating read. The first paragraph gives you the direction, but then he fills in years of backstory in a very personal voice.
I am an old Republican. I am religious, yet not a fanatic. I am a
free-marketer; yet, I believe in the role of the government as a fair
evenhanded referee. I am socially conservative; yet, I believe that my
lesbian niece and my gay grandchild should have the full protection of
the law and live as free Americans enjoying every aspect of our society
with no prejudices and/or restrictions. Nowadays, my political and
socio-economic profile would make me a Marxist, not a Republican.
- It’s Monday, so True Blood has given us another "Waiting Sucks" video, this time highlighting Tara, and a rather hunky man that she doesn’t appear to want to get closer to.
- The New York Times talks about Avichai Sher‘s project with world-class ballet dancers in the intimate Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater. Tickets are only $22 for the performance tonight. I was struck by the photographs of the dancers – male ballet stars have the most incredible bodies on the planet.
- Stories continue to circulate that Constance McMillen was sent to a fake prom with seven other duped students while everyone else attended the real prom outside the county, and that the school was complicit in the deceit.
- Broadway’s Nick Adams continues his diary of rehearsals to be a Cagelle. This time he discusses learning to pole dance. And while there are pictures of the Cagelles (not in costume) dancing, they are sadly not shown wrapped around a pole in a giant cage.
- I’ve seen two new trailers for Glee‘s back-nine episodes today. One was horrible quality, but this one evidently hit Hulu last week and nobody noticed. I hadn’t seen it anywhere.
- Vanity Fair takes on gay pets vs. gay animals as detailed in the New York Times piece. Needless to say, once your dog is in Dolce & Gabanna sweaters, there’s a good chance he’s gay.
- E!’s Save One Show’s voting has a Top Five you can vote for to have Kristine lobby the network to renew a bubble show. While I’m sure everyone is going to run off and vote for Chuck, if you loved me you’d throw your weight behind Better Off Ted.
- The Golden Girls are getting the adult film treatment. Thankfully after looking at some of the stars, they seem to be going for MILF rather than GILF for the look. And yes, I’d like some bleach for my eyes.
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