Trans athlete Gumbled on ‘Real Sports’; Mike Tyson smarter than he seems

Posted on 19 Mar 2013 at 10:16am

Gumble talks to a 51-year-old point guard for Mission College’s women’s basketball team, a 6-foot-6 powerhouse named Gabrielle Ludwig. But it’s not her age that’s the focus of the piece — it’s that she was born Robert Ludwig.

Built Ford Model Tough

Posted on 25 Jan 2013 at 10:30am

  It seems now that the only criterion for a reality cable TV show is how punny and suggestive the title can be. A show about big-breasted women working in a bra shop would be a non-starter …until you call it Double Divas, then you have a tentpole. Would anyone watch Honey Boo Boo if [...]

Cooking Channel’s Beekman Boys on their amazing ‘Race’

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 at 9:45am

People might know Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell through their television show The Fabulous Beekman Boys on the Cooking Channel, but with their come-from-way-behind victory on last season’s The Amazing Race, the couple is now twofers when it comes to TV fame, winning a race around the world. “They actually recruited us,” Ridge says. “We [...]

Screaming queen

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 at 8:30am

Hoon Lee gives Cinemax’s new crime drama ‘Banshee’ an unexpected dose of drag ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor As an Asian-American actor, Hoon Lee is accustomed to looking at, as he says, “a smaller spectrum of roles.” So when a good one comes by, why turn it down? That experience informed Lee’s decision to [...]

The year in entertainment: Tube

Posted on 04 Jan 2013 at 8:15am

10. The New Normal (NBC). Ryan Murphy is so over-taxed — in addition to this, he has three other shows on the air (Glee, The Glee Project and American Horror Story: Asylum), all of which took a turn for the worse (however slightly) this year. While New Normal wasn’t perfect, its sassy discussion of gay [...]

Kors you’re out, Posen in on ‘Runway’

Posted on 18 Dec 2012 at 1:32pm

In discussing the return of Project Runway, they noted Heidi would be back with Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia and new featured guest judge Zac Posen. No mention at all of Michael Kors. Then, later down, we find out Kors will be the final celebrity guest judge during Fashion Week. Auf Wiedershesen.

REVIEW: ‘Liz & Dick’

Posted on 19 Nov 2012 at 11:40am

Lohan looked the part of Liz Taylor, clearly. I was excited. And now, disappointed with Liz & Dick, the Lifetime movie (airing Sunday) that was to be her comeback.

The gayest election night ever

Posted on 08 Nov 2012 at 7:43am

Tuesday night was generally seen as a victorious one for gay and lesbian people across the nation: The reelection of Barack Obama, the first sitting president to endorse full marriage equality; the historic election of lesbian Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate; the defeat of anti-gay legislation. But even more gay was the coverage itself. [...]

Silly Lily

Posted on 02 Nov 2012 at 9:45am

Tomlin chats about her new series, gay repression and rumors of retirement   Lily Tomlin launched her career more than four decades ago with a timeless clan of wacky characters that she established on NBC’s sketch comedy show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. But what if she had to be friends with Edith Ann, Ernestine or [...]

Queer clip: ‘love free or die’

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 at 11:00am

  When Gene Robinson became the first openly gay, partnered bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States, he was the right man for the job. Self-described as “unashamedly gay, unashamedly Christian,” he’s warm, sincere and stands his ground without appearing confrontational … the very qualities work against him as the subject of the [...]