Season 2 of “Big Rich Texas” premieres Feb. 19

Posted on 19 Jan 2012 at 9:44am

The Style Network’s Big Rich Texas was one of, I think, 24,604 reality TV shows set in or around North Texas in 2011 (that’s just an estimate), and despite trafficking in cliches about Texas hair and such, it turned out to be a pretty big hit. So of course, Season 2 is back. It will [...]

Kristy McNichol comes out

Posted on 07 Jan 2012 at 10:57am

There must have been something in the craft services table on the set of the ’70s drama Family. First Meredith Baxter, now co-star Kristy McNichol has come out as lesbian. In an interview with People magazine, the 49-year-old actress — who won Emmys for Family at ages 14 and 16 and later starred on the [...]

Time to vote for the Readers Voice Awards!

Posted on 05 Jan 2012 at 2:32pm

Yesterday afternoon, the Readers Voice Awards website went online, which gives you, dear readers, nearly a month to speak out about what matters to you! That means you get to vote for your favorite dining spots, shopping destinations, community leaders, barbers, doctors, Realtors, airlines … all the stuff that makes your life easier or better [...]

Did Rick Perry come out in support of gays? (No, of course not, don’t be an idiot)

Posted on 03 Jan 2012 at 1:09pm

This is what frustrates me the most about dealing with hypocrites: They can’t keep their bigotry and their demagoguery straight. Last month, the Texas Governor and GOP hopeless (let’s face it — he can’t be hopeful) ran an ad in Iowa in which he expressed a degree of disgust that “gays can serve openly in [...]

Pet of the Week • 12.30.11

Posted on 29 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

Happy Happy is an aptly named love bug. She’s a 7-month-old terrier-beagle mix who currently weighs about 28 pounds but, like many of us this time of the year, could stand to lose a few. She’s eager to please, full of energy and loving.  Happy is a friendly girl who’s hoping for a forever home for the [...]

National Film Registry adds 25 movies, some with gay interest

Posted on 28 Dec 2011 at 12:21pm

Each year, the National Film Registry designates 25 films to be added to its roster of “historic” films that warrant preservation as cultural touchstones. It’s not all silent films or Hollywood pop entertainment; indeed, one of the most thoughtful — and brief — additions in years past is the Abraham Zapruder film that documents JFK’s [...]

Meredith Baxter to narrate Camina doc about Rainbow Lounge raid

Posted on 14 Dec 2011 at 3:00pm

Robert L. Camina, the North Texas filmmaker who has been putting together a documentary about the June 2009 raid on Fort Worth’s Rainbow Lounge for two years, has scored a coup: He has tapped TV icon Meredith Baxter to narrate. Raid of the Rainbow Lounge has been in the works since almost as soon as [...]

Starvoice • 12.02.11

Posted on 01 Dec 2011 at 6:52pm

By Jack Fertig CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY Ann Coulter turns 50 on Thursday. The political commentator/author has never been a friend to the gay community, but her association with Taylor Garrett of A-List: Dallas resulted in alleged hate crimes against Garrett. Coulter still stirs the pot on her own, recently calling for Occupy protestors to be shot and publicly [...]

Crossword Puzzle • 11.25.11

Posted on 24 Nov 2011 at 5:00pm

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Uptown Players is lookin’ for some guys to get nekkid

Posted on 21 Nov 2011 at 3:21pm

When Uptown Players announced last summer that their upcoming 2012 season would include the Tony Award winner Take Me Out, everyone familiar with the Broadway show knew immediate what they meant: Naked ballplayers. The plot of Take Me Out deals with a (fictional) Derek Jeter-type who (hypothetically, Derek!) comes out, and throws his MLB team [...]