February 7, 2012 |
Expect more fallout from the tempestuous Twitter battle that raged Sunday between CNN's Roland Martin and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) over two vaguely Super Bowl-related off-color remarks Martin made about David Beckham's manly bearing and whether men should wear pink - remarks some consider gay-bashing. Martin, 43, mocked an H&M ad that features soccer god Beckham in his underwear. "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!"
August 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The advocacy group GLAAD has given the CW network high marks among broadcast outlets for its portrayal of gay and lesbian characters. Cable networks Showtime, ABC Family, TNT and HBO all were given a favorable rating by the group. The number of gay and lesbian images on TV held steady this year. But the range of impressions continued to grow, with those representations increasingly presented in a matter-of-fact manner rather than as curiosities, GLAAD found in its annual Network Responsibility Index.
August 22, 2006 |
If not for scheming teen Andrew Van De Camp on ABC's megahit "Desperate Housewives" and Dr. Kerry Weaver on the long-running "ER" on NBC, the only regular gay or lesbian character on a returning broadcast network show this fall would be a closeted accountant named Oscar on NBC's "The Office. " Of all the series regulars on the networks' 2006-07 prime-time schedules, there are only the returning three gay characters as well as six on new shows - all in supporting roles, according to a study, "Where We Are on TV," released yesterday by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
January 22, 2006 |
Frank Abramoff, father of Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has admitted to bribing politicos, is outraged at George Clooney for making what Abramoff pere calls a "glib and ridiculous attack" on his son - and his family name. Accepting a best supporting actor Golden Globe on Monday, Clooney made an inane joke about Jack Abramoff's name. "Who would name their kid Jack with the last words off at the end of your last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up," Clooney said. In an open letter to the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.
March 14, 2012 |
THERE IS CERTAINLY nothing equine about TV's Julie Chen , but that didn't stop her from describing herself in terms of the proverbial fire horse who, after being retired, still wants to charge at the sound of an alarm. Chen and Aisha Tyler , one of her four co-hosts on the daily CBS panel show "The Talk," came to CBS 3's Spring Garden Street studios yesterday to pump up the program, which airs daily at 2 p.m. During the chat-'em-up with media types, Chen, who began her broadcasting as a hard-news reporter, admitted that while she's perfectly content in her current roles, she does miss the action of the serious news beat.
February 10, 2012 |
Ever wonder why NBC's The Voice coach Adam Levine likes to appear bare as a newborn bairn in so many of his photo shoots? "I just feel comfortable naked," Levine, 32, tells Entertainment Weekly. (What, were you expecting some magical-mystical explanation?) Recent bare-Levine shots include a cancer-awareness ad and the cover of Russian Vogue, which features nude Levine next to nude Anne Vyalitsyna , the Victoria's Secret model whose nudeness he is currently dating.
February 15, 2012 |
You can keep the Oscars. What really matters to us is the Golden Collar Awards, which honor the year's best canine thesps. Held Monday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Lalaland, the inaugural kudofest crowned The Artist 's star, Jack Russell terrier Uggie , as top dog in a movie. Uggie is a "great performer," said his trainer, Omar Von Muller , "but he's also a great family member. . . . He sleeps with us. " The scripted TV award went to French bulldog Brigitte for Modern Family . Hercules of Pit Boss and Giggy of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tied in the reality TV category.
February 10, 2012 |
So, Roland Martin's suspension has some black folks up in arms. Looks like CNN's indefinite canning of its ascot-wearing, progressive pundit has many of his supporters indignant. Some of them have even begun an online petition drive to get him back on the network sooner. While I'm not surprised, that's one petition I won't be signing. But first, a little context: Martin, a prolific user of social media, took to Twitter on Sunday to give his 90,000 followers a play-by-play of his Super Bowl musings, including a commercial critique.
April 16, 2011 |
NBA commissioner David Stern said yesterday that the league plans to submit to the players' union a revised proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement within the next couple of weeks. Stern also said Sacramento Kings owners Gavin and Joe Maloof have been granted an extension until May 2 to file paperwork requesting a move to Anaheim. The league's labor situation and the Kings' future were the key items on the owners' agenda during 2 days of meetings. Neither Stern nor deputy commissioner Adam Silver would offer details of what would be in their proposal to replace the current CBA, which expires June 30. They are not close to a new deal, triggering fears of a lockout, which Silver says is "beginning to have an impact on our business.
June 24, 2009 |
See the video: Model tells off T.O. From Donovan McNabb to Tony Romo to Jeff Garcia - Terrell Owens has doled out his share of tongue-lashings to hapless teammates over the years. But has a 5-foot-7 Playboy model succeeded where these burly NFLers could not? In a video posted on TMZ.com, the 13-year wideout is on the receiving end of a profanity-laced tirade from Polish model Joanna Krupa, Owens' partner on the ABC reality show The Superstars. The series, which premiered last night, pairs eight star athletes with eight celebrities, pitting the duos against each other in various physical challenges.