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 [...]

Vito power

Posted on 19 Jul 2012 at 2:16pm

With his new HBO doc on activist Vito Russo, Jeffrey Schwartz keeps queer history in the limelight

Chris Crocker exposed!

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 at 11:10pm

HBO doc sheds new light in Internet celeb There is a moment in the documentary Me @ The Zoo where Internet sensation and mega-Britney fan Chris Crocker says, “People already saw me as this celebrity-obsessed cartoon. That’s what I’ll perform.” And does he. Famous for his YouTube breakdown (“Leave Britney alone!!!!”), Crocker’s life is revealed [...]

Reshot J.R.

Posted on 07 Jun 2012 at 8:10pm

‘Dallas’ is back as hunky new Ewings join a classic cast for suds, sleaze, sex ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor ……………………… 3 out of 5 stars DALLAS Premieres June 13 at  8 p.m. on TNT. …………………… My confession — to be honest, a minor point of pride — is that I never watched Dallas. [...]

REVIEW: ‘Around the World in 80 Plates’

Posted on 09 May 2012 at 12:06pm

The tweak of Around the World in 80 Plates, which debuts tonight, is that it combines The Amazing Race with Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations with Top Chef with its “secret ingredient” — hunky Aussie host Curtis Stone

For Valentine’s Day, a resonant tale of ‘Loving’ and marriage

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 at 5:00pm

The very title of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia is almost too perfect not to respect the irony of what it represented. In 1958, Richard Loving married a half-black, half-Native American named Mildred in D.C., then returned to their home in rural Virginia. A month later, sheriff’s deputies entered their bedroom as [...]

Drama, queens

Posted on 02 Feb 2012 at 5:01pm

NBC’s hyped ‘Smash’ wants one thing: To be the next ‘Glee.’ It succeeds ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Smash has one goal in mind: To out-gay Glee. The much-hyped hour-long drama series (NBC is hawking it by tying in to the Super Bowl, even though the real singing competition The Voice airs after [...]

‘Paradise’ found: After nearly 20 years, a documentary comes full circle

Posted on 05 Jan 2012 at 5:43pm

In the movies, the scene where the intrepid reporter/lawyer/medical examiner, after years of effort, finally clears the name of the wrongly convicted druggie/teen/single mom never rings true. It’s a cliche created in Hollywood for dramatic effect. Except in the case of Paradise Lost, it’s true. In 1996, HBO aired the documentary Paradise Lost: The Child [...]