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Friday, April 17, 2015
When we got the chance to interview the cast of Furious 7, we sent our field reporter Nick Mundy to make them all uncomfortable - including his best friend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sometimes religious people are trolls (see Riyadh's awesome video where he calls the Westboro Baptist Church -) but sometimes religious people are actually... well, pretty human.
Baby got BACK (in the back seat of the Sketchshe Suzuki!)
Road tripping - Sir Mix-a-lot and Ms Minaj style!
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Apple CEO Tim Cook tops this years’ Annual Power 50 list unveiled today by Out Magazine.
The list ranks the most influential LGBT voices in American culture and looks at how the on the list have power, how they wield it, and who it affects.
Cook, second last year, is the only openly gay CEO in the Fortune 500. He knocked Ellen DeGeneres down one space after the talk show host headed last year’s list.
Also in the top five are MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow, US Senator Tammy Baldwin and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
Emmy nominee (and Outview pal) Laverne Cox, who appeared on the cover of Time Magazine last year, was number nine and became the first transgender person to finish in the top 10 in the history of the list.
Also in the top 10: Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin and Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen who is producer of the Real Housewives franchise.
New to the list, astonishingly, is legendary activist and author Larry Kramer who came in at number 33.
Kramer, 79, saw the long-awaited film version of his play The Normal Heart air on HBO and win the Emmy and his latest book, The American People: A History, was released.
Other list newcomers: singer-songwriter Sia (No. 16), actor Zachary Quinto (No. 17), filmmaker Lee Daniels (No. 28) and fashion designer Alexander Wang (No. 32).
See FULL LIST.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
(GLAAD REPORT 2015) Only Warner Bros. doing “Good” with LGBT characters – Disney and Sony “failing”!
Most of Hollywood’s seven major movie studios continue to come up short when it comes to LGBT representation in its films.
Of the 114 movies they released in 2014, only 20 of them (17.5%) included characters identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and there were no identifiable transgender characters, according to the third annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) released today by GLAAD.
No studio received a top grade of ‘Excellent’ with Warner Brothers the only studio to receive a ‘Good’ score for its slate of films. Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, and Universal Pictures all scored ‘Adequate’ and Sony Columbia Pictures and The Walt Disney Studios received a score of ‘Failing.’
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
- Dolly Parton as told to Lawrence Grobel on March 13, 1978
Dolly Parton was not your typical model to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine. But that's just what Dolly did in 1978. She wouldn't take her clothes off, yet that issue still became one of Playboy's most popular issues of all time.
Inside that issue of Playboy was an amazing interview done by Lawrence Grobel. The recording of this interview has never been heard until now. Dolly was at the height of her stardom. She was in her early 30s. And what we loved hearing were her stories about growing up with 11 siblings in Tennessee. They slept four to the bed. The little ones often peed on her at night. In the summertime everybody bathed in the river. And Dolly was into tight clothes and makeup even as a little girl. It's quintessential Dolly. There is nobody in show business like her.
Monday, April 13, 2015
We have more details about the Supreme Court arguments at the end of the month. The National Organization for Marriage has fumbled yet another brief. And two public officials are suing for the right to discriminate.
Now, I must confess that I had never heard of Jacques Brel or the Revue of Brel's songbook that was off-Broadway in the late 60's.
Of course, I googled Brel and researched all I could and realized I had heard of some of the music, but performed by American Artists from Sinatra to Andy Williams to John Denver. In Europe, Brel was known as the French Sinatra and was an influence for Bowie and Cohen.
I had already wanted to see the ACT/5th Ave co-production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, because; A) The Brillant, David Armstrong was Directing and B) The King of Seattle Musical Theater, Louis Hobson (Balagan's former Artistic Director) was part of this 5-person ensemble.
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is a musical revue of the songs of Jacques Brel. Brel's songs were translated into English by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, who also provided the story. The original 1968 Off-Broadway production ran for four years and spawned international and regional productions, as well as a West End production and Off-Broadway revival, among others. A film adaptation was released in 1975.
Serial Scoop Now was on the red carpet for the 6th Annual Indie Series Awards on Wednesday, April 1, at the historic El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles. Host Michael Taylor Gray interviewed the stars of the web series world on the red carpet. Part 8 of our coverage includes Love Midori's Minae Noji, Graham Shiels, Dominc Rains, Kent King and Milton Liu; Jon and Jen are Married's Jackie Geary and Gregory Fitzsimmons; Down Dog's Kim Strother; The Tiffany and Erin Show's Tiffany Berube and Erin Coleman; Burt Paxton's Burt Grinstead and Aaron Fradkin; Whatever, Linda's Mackenzie Donaldson and Martha MacIsaac; Beverly Pills' Ginger Parker and Michael Villar; Sweethearts of the Galaxy's Michael Premsrirat and Brian Donovan; the Bad Lads cast including Jonathan Biver and producer Michael Plewa; and JTS.TV's Carter Mason.
|Will, that means you slept with your Step-Uncle!|
“You’re a clone of your mother – everything you do is somebody else’s fault,’ Victor says to Will. He then gives Will a threat that if he ever hurts Sonny again, there will be consequences.
Meanwhile, Will’s obnoxious idiot editor Zoe barges in on Sonny and Marlena and instantly becomes the most irritating character to appear on the show in a long time – even more irritating than Serena.
After she leaves Marlena speaks for all of us when she says: ‘What a bitch.’
Will just keeps lying to to Sonny – about the “bombshell” article about Paul’s paternity and about knowing Paul’s mom. We know he’s desperate but he’s just not a good person anymore and we want better for Sonny. But Sonny makes clear to Paul that he is a married man and not available to get back together with him.
Meanwhile, the topic of Paul’s paternity is now taking center stage and this scares Will more than anything. If Paul has family ties in Salem, he’ll never leave town.
In related news, Marelena pays a visit to Paul’s mom and confronts her about her past with John. It all goes down in the final seconds as Sonny, Paul, Will, Marlena, John and Paul’s mom are all brought together at Sonny’s club. This is Will Horton’s worst nightmare and we don’t feel badly for him since he has become such a desperate liar, cheater and blackmailer!
It all builds up nicely in this episode Usually it takes a year or more before any pay off. (New Writers coming soon.) Now, How will Paul react that Will and Sonny are related to him by Marriage? STAY TUNED!
Sunday, April 12, 2015
As the filmmaking team, our goal is to make an important film that sheds light on the struggles that our vets, both gay and straight, have when they return home. The Beach House will be a beautiful, engrossing and romantically charged film.
It will have a realistic budget, efficient shooting schedule and will show a love story never before seen in an LGBT film.
That said, the total minimum budget for this film is forty thousand dollars, ($40,000) Any money raised above that amount will go towards the cost of conducting this campaign and then to entering the finished film into well-known film festivals and advertising.
Michael Simon has been retained to direct The Beach House. Michael's last film, The Love Patient, which was both written and directed by him, received a global distribution deal with TLA Releasing and was shown on Here! TV. The film won TLA's Gaybie Award for Best Romance/Comedy 2012.
Just one reason that John Simpson, the screenwriter, has such confidence in the creativity and professionalism of Michael Simon. Michael, along with John, will also act as Producer and co-producer. We are happy to give substantial donors the title of Executive Producer.
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