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!"
April 15, 2014 |
Lopez applause Jennifer Lopez has added a few more trophies to her block. The pop star and American Idol judge was honored Saturday in L.A. at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award for her efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Lopez is executive producer of ABC Family's The Fosters , about a family headed by a lesbian couple. Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox won the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, given to a GLBT entertainer.
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.
May 8, 2015 |
HE PLAYS a decorated former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, a Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law graduate and Republican President of the United States in the ABC TV series, "Scandal. " But tomorrow, actor, director and producer Tony Goldwyn will be advocating for the rights of convicts on death row. Right here in Philadelphia. Goldwyn will be at a fundraiser for the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation - a nonprofit that fights to ensure that all defendants in death-penalty cases get fair representation.
May 27, 2016 |
AS READING native Taylor Swift has matured as an artist, there was no doubt she would one day outgrow her tween/teen fan base. One of the groups seemingly adding to the multitudes of Swifties is the alt-right. Yes, the alt-right (a/k/a witty, white supremacists for the social-media age, or the guys who wear white sheets made from 600-thread-count genuine Egyptian cotton) have chosen Taylor as their "Aryan goddess" icon, reports the Washington Post. The Post says the elevation of Swift began three years ago when teen Emily Pattinson used Pinterest to combine pics of Taylor with quotes from Hitler . BuzzFeed said the whole thing was a joke.
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.
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 |
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.