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 [...]

The color of ‘Steel’

Posted on 05 Oct 2012 at 9:30am

Lifetime’s updating of ‘Steel Magnolias’ with a black cast hits the highlights   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor It’s been 23 years since Steel Magnolias became every gay boy’s fempowering camp tearjerker classic, and in that time all that’s changed is cell phones and references to Beyonce and Spanx. Oh, and everyone’s black. OK, [...]

Weir, so there!

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 at 10:30am

Flamboyant Olympian Johnny Weir embarks on the second season of his reality show When we last saw Johnny Weir in his reality series, Be Good Johnny Weir, the openly gay figure skater prepared to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. In the two years that followed, Weir took a break from competition: He flexed [...]

So you think you can host

Posted on 27 Jul 2012 at 9:45am

Gay dancer Travis Wall leads a cast of reality hotties in predictable ‘Moves’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor I’ve long since given up believing in the reality of reality TV. Whenever a character — and this happens every reality series — says, “I decided to raise money for this fundraiser,” you just know [...]

Mobbed up

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 at 5:45pm

Logo keeps its toe in gay reality programming with ‘Big House’ Despite officially becoming “No longer the gay network” earlier this year, Logo hasn’t completely abandoned the gays; far from it. Like Bravo and Oxygen, the lifeblood of the network is still us ‘mos, whether on one of RuPaul’s many competition programs or as the [...]