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You better believe this show will be something you can’t get away from when it debuts this summer on Logo. Playwright Del Shores, is writing/directing/producing a prequel to the play and movie of the same name that is sure to be scandalous in that southern way that has appeal. Check out these previews and the finalized cast after the jump.
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Sonja Sohn as Detective Shakima “Kima” Greggs
I rarely watch TV. I don’t own cable, but I am 100% addicted to “The Wire”. Upon recommendation, my partner put the discs in her netflix cue and now I’m way ahead of her, having finished watching Episode 11 of only the first season. I was shocked to find tears streaming down my face when Kima Greggs, the gay cop gets shot in Episode 10. She is currently laying in a hospital bed hooked up to machines, and I am anxiously awaiting DISC 5 to arrive in my mailbox on Friday. For all you fellow lovers of “The Wire”, here is a recent article, Joys of ‘The Wire‘, written by Brian Book for In These Times.
Despite my New Year’s resolution to not watch another season of Big Brother, here I am not only watching but blogging about Season 9. However, I am not going to watch the online 24/7 feed like I did-err, uh.. I mean like some loser friend I know did last year. My excuse this time is that Season 9 is totally gay!
First is the fact that I have a femme-on-femme crush on Natalie because she’s really cute, cool and has good style. I’m torn with the age-old lezzie question, “Do I wanna do her or do I just want to be like her?” This quote from the BB website cracks me up: “Natalie is religious and takes her Bible everywhere. She’s still very proud of her figure and loves to enter bikini contests.”So yeah, she’s straight as an arrow but the fact that I have a crush on her makes this part of the “Season 9′s so gay” theory.
There were two homos but one had to mysteriously and suddenly leave for “undisclosed personal reasons”. The remaining homo is a total douchebag who made a horrible so-called joke about a noose to a girl who’s Dad committed suicide. That’s just evil.
There are two really strange women who I already hated but now hate even more because they started a rumor in the house that they are lesbian lovers even though they aren’t. It makes no sense why they would start it and I hope they get kicked off soon.
Finally, housemate James Zinkland has been outed online as having appeared in gay porn! This is juicy because he’s presenting as totally straight. I wouldn’t have suspected it but now that I’m looking at his official BB photo, I’m ashamed I didn’t suspect it sooner.
Editor’s note: By popular demand, you can find NSFW pics of James here.
Top Ten Addictive Reality Shows, From Most To Least Respectable
1. Run’s House
2. Rob and Big
3. Beauty and the Geek
5. Big Brother
6. Kid Nation
7. Girls Next Door
8. Rock of Love
9. A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila
10. Hey Paula
Top Ten Dance Jams (in alphabetical order by song) Mp3′s included where possible
1. Beeper– Sinden & Count of Monte Cristal
2. Club Action (Bagraiders Sailing to Baltimore edit)–Yo Majesty
3. D.A.N.C.E. (Eli and Diplo mix)–Justice
4. Girlfriend (remix) feat. Lil Mama–Avril Lavigne
5. Ice Cream–New Young Pony Club
6. Like A Boy (Jay Dabhi remix)–Ciara
7. Lip Gloss–Lil Mama
8. Phat Bottom Girl (Dave Nada remix)–Dave Nada
I can’t find any trailers or previews, (save for what might be the intro) but the press release for the cartoon DVD Buddy G sounds really wholesome. Omaha-based Margaux Towne-Colley, Executive Producer of the show, says “Buddy G is a historic development in children’s entertainment. While today’s children have ready access to literature depicting families headed by parents of the same gender, this is the first time that children with two moms or two dads will able to see the star of a show with a family just like their families.”
The star of the cartoon is “Buddy G,” a five year old boy who loves science and solves daily problems with the help of his sidekick “Socrates,” an armband computer with internet capabilities. I’d really like to see a preview, but for now the premiere DVD can be ordered from the cartoon’s website buddyg.tv The website also includes coloring pages for download and Buddy G merch.
Dear Dr. Lou: Do you hate Christian?
I like this question because I definitely had a gut-level dislike of Christian that I wanted to analyze. Thinking about it, the thing that fuels my annoyance of Christian is his arrogance, actually something that goes beyond arrogance that I don’t have a word for.
“Confidence” is liking and being proud of your work. Nothing wrong with that.
“Arrogance” is liking your work so much that you cannot accept any feedback by others even those who have more experience or a different perspective than you. Kind of a bad trait, but likely not all that uncommon amongst creative people, especially those selected for reality TV.
“Beyond Arrogance” is thinking you are the only person in the room with talent and anything to say creatively (Hello, Jeffrey Sebelia). That’s a bad place for anyone to be.
This kid is in for trouble if he thinks at 21 years old that he has nothing to learn from anyone else.
But, what about his hair?
I have no complaints about the hair. I’d like to think that if I was a young, tiny, twinky, wanna-be punk designer, I’d have crazy hair too.
If I was doing the kid’s report card:
Attitude- Needs Improvement