Briefs: "Dropping The Soap," "Showgirls, The Musical," and are Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff Headed Down The Aisle?
Karl Urban will star in an untitled futuristic pilot for FOX, produced by JJ Abrams . It's "set in the near future when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids." Good Times is the latest classic sitcom to get the big screen treatment.. Jane Lynch will star in the web series Dropping The Soap , which "goes behind-the-scenes of faux daytime sudser Colliding Lives as the program struggles to stay afloat in the new era of TV." Jane is exec.
producing as well, along with the Web Therapy team of Dan Bucatinsky, Don Roos , and Lisa Kudrow . Is Zachary Quinto getting ready to propose to Jonathan Groff ? Who wouldn't? (the source of the rumor is Perez Hilton , so take it with a grain of salt).
Speaking of, we previously showed you a clip from Miscast 2013 featuring Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff , and below you can see Jeremy perform another duet with Cheyenne Jackson . This one is "Who Will Love Me As I Am?" from Sideshow , Here is the first teaser for the ABC Family series The Fosters , which will debut this summer. Produced by Jennifer Lopez , it's about a lesbian couple and the biological and adopted kids they're raising.
One of our favorite guys, Nick Adams , shares his Coming Out Story. Showgirls! The Musical! .
is coming to the Kraine Theater in NYC next month. But who's going to play Mama Bazoom ? Introducing our new feature - The Daily SpOUTlight ShoutOUT .
Each week we're going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We'll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT to ...
Guillermo Diaz . After Party Girl , Guillermo made a splash as drag queen La Miranda in Stonewall and as Scarface in Half Baked . Below you can see him on the red carpet in 2002.
Tomorrow - Guillermo grabs his first regular series role. BTW, I know some of you are bitterly disappointed that Matt Bomer is no longer part of the Briefs, so starting next week, we'll have ... Monday Morning Matt! (h/t to revtrask ) Continuing the Top 50 Movie Songs Of The 80's!
At #28 is ... "This Is Not America" by David Bowie & Pat Metheny Group , from The Falcon and the Snowman . Definitely one of David's most underrated songs, it also qualifies as a certified Lost Hit Of the 80's, and is the only chart hit for the legendary Pat Metheny Group. "This Is Not America" debuted on February 2nd, 1985, and peaked at #32 on March 30th. Tomorrow's clue - "I Never Wanted To Be Your Weekend Lover" Congrats to Lazycrockett , who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday's Pixuzzle was Aladdin Here's today's Pixuzzle .
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At this roundtable are Jarett Wieselman , (Editorial Director, ETOnline, Marisa Roffman , Managing Editor, GiveMeMyRemote.com, Trish Bendix (Managing Editor, AfterEllen.com), Carla Day , Managing Editor, TVDiehard.com and our own Jim Halterman. On a scale of 1-10, rate the overall stories on the show and then also rate the musical numbers. How do they compare?
Jarett Wieselman: As was true last season, the musical numbers are the best part of the show, and I am LOVING everything involving Hit List . Broadway Here I Come is one of the show s best songs to date. But the fantasy sequences are such blatant thematic Chicago ripoffs, it s almost insulting to the audience.
Also, we always knew the characters were delusional, but this season makes them seem certifiably insane. Trish Bendix: Oh god, this is tough! The actual show: 3.
Musical numbers: 7. But I only like the musical numbers that are for shows and not Karen singing a song about a boy in a daydream. Marisa Roffman: Overall stories: 6.
Right now, it feels like a bunch of different puzzles had their pieces dumped on the same table and things are still getting sorted out. There's a lot going on, but I feel like I need more to get invested. But I'm at least optimistic that none of the stories are annoying me the way things were at this point of season 1.
Musical numbers: 7. The music is fine, not amazing. I'm still waiting for something to grab me the way songs did in season 1. (I know it's hard to top "Let Me Be Your Star," but I'm hopeful!) Katherine McPhee (Karen) and Jack Davenport (Derek) Katharine McPhee is suddenly the wise one doling out advice to Jimmy/Kyle.
Do you buy that she's changed so much since S1? Jarett Wieselman: Has she changed? I still find Karen to be the same annoying, dead eyed, reason-free character she was in season one.
Karen is the only one who believes she s Broadway s second coming and this year, she s simply found two dumber people to drink her 'I m Cool-Aid.' Marisa Roffman: No, no, no, no. (Did I mention no?) Carla Day: She has grown immensely both personally and professionally over the last year. She gained confidence when she got the role of Marilyn and through Derek's support of her. I see her trying to pay it forward with Jimmy and Kyle, plus she was creatively drawn to Jimmy's music.
Jim Halterman: Ugh. McPhee. Not buying anything except her singing and, yes, Jarett, those dead eyes are just...DEAD.
The girl can sing but that s it. Andy Mientus (Kyle Bishop), Jack Davenport (Derek) and Jeremy Jordan (Jimmy) Kyle and Jimmy -- BFFs, for sure, but is Kyle ever actually going to make a move on him? Trish Bendix: Oh, probably but I think Kyle could do a lot better.
Jimmy seems like a douche. Marisa Roffman: Oh, he's totally crushing on his bestie. I honestly have no clue whether he will actually make the move, if only because it feels like the writers are trying so hard to make Karen and Jimmy these star-crossed lovers.
I feel like Kyle may be subtle(ish) in his manipulation, but I have doubts about whether he'll actually make his feelings known. Carla Day: Their relationship is complicated certainly. At some point, Kyle will step over the friendship line, but when he does it will be either in a highly emotional moment or a drunken one.
I think Kyle realizes nothing will happen there and he would be risking what they do have if he acts on his feelings. Jim Halterman: Total crush and I predict an uncomfortable moment when Kyle may cross the line and get rebuffed. Hey Kyle, it s Broadway.
There are so many other cute gay boys out there! Megan Hilty (Ivy) and Lamar Odom Jr (Sam) Is it just me or has Ivy lost some of her spunk? Sure she's atoning for bad things from S1 but do you like where she is right now?
Will she bounce back? Jarett Wieselman: I loathe this repentant version of Ivy, but I understand it from a storytelling standpoint as it helps make her a more realistic character especially since I remained convinced Ivy will emerge as the ultimate Smash star as Bombshell heads to Broadway, and Karen ends up picking lust (and Hit List ) above Marilyn. Marisa Roffman: Poor Ivy.
I don't mind where she's at now, but she's lost some of the fire. This new job is fine, and it's great she's appreciated, but she doesn't have the drive she had while going for Marilyn. It feels like she's settling now.
Jim Halterman: She definitely feels a little lost, which is okay, but I feel like the writers are stuck between wanting to make her a diva or making her angelic and likable.
We can like a good girl who does bad things, right?
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The main challenge had the Queens roast Ru, and to put it kindly, it was mostly cringe-inducing. I had the most trepidation for my fav Ivy Winters , because as Alaska puts it, she's "sweet and well-mannered," and way out of her element here. But she was actually not the worst in this episode.
That would be the inexplicably confident Alyssa , and the stumbling, fumbling Roxxxy . Coco , on the other hand, chose a character to play, and followed through ... and won the competition.
Two things about the lip-synch. Roxxxy and Alyssa are two of the frontrunners, and after Ru kicked off two queens a couple of episodes ago, I knew there was going to be one show in which both queens were spared. As for Roxxxy ...
her backstory is tragic ... but that breakdown was one of the most calculated moves i've ever seen on this show. As Michelle started crying and the room was stunned into silence, sorry, I rolled my eyes and shouted "Come ...
On!" But it worked ... so kudos. Check out last night's episode.
Here's last night's Untucked , in which Roxxxy explains her "I was left at the bus stop" backstory.. It was a very emotional and affecting story ... but I still think it was no coincidence she brought it up at the most crucial time on the runway.
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Okay, it was personal before, too, but now she's extra pissed! "This is all your fault, necklace! You're next on my list." We pick things up where we left off. Emily bursts through the door with Nolan trailing closely behind.
She's hell bent on ... something, and grabs her gun. Nolan tries to reason with her, saying, "Nate had every reason to go after Jack and Amanda, We do not know the Graysons ordered this.
Now who's being naive. Emily tells him she needs to go see Jack , but voice of reason Nolan reminds her that they have to wait until someone calls them about Jack's condition, or everyone will know that they rescued him. she just needs to slow things down a bit.
Emily unsuccessfully tries to wash the blood off her hands, and tells Nolan, Don t tell me to let go, or ease up, or forgive. Not when I m standing here covered in the blood of one of the only people that I ever loved. Aiden comes in and wonders what the hell is going on, but Nolan tells him to chill while Emily goes upstairs to collect herself and flash back to Amanda dying.
She opens the locket in the necklace that Amanda died for, and pulls back one of the pics to reveal the image of a teenage Emily and Amanda in juvie. While Emily weeps, Nolan gives Aiden his own recap of events, in the perfect Nolan-ism way: "Amanda's dead, Jack could be dying, Padma 's father is being tortured, and the only way to keep him from being killed outright is to hand over a potentially lethal computer program than I can complete. Why do I get the feeling that this isn't what Takeda had in mind when he handed you your revenge degrees?" Aiden tells Nolan to lay off her, as revenge on the Graysons is all she has left.
Emily comes downstairs and tells them that Charlotte called about Jack, and she's going to the hospital. Meanwhile, Charlotte and Declan have informed her parents about Jack's condition, and also that Amanda is missing. As they rush off, Victoria wants to know if The Initiative is behind it, and Conrad explains that it's probably Nate Ryan .
Victoria, in her best Victoria way, asks the question the writers should have asked themselves months ago. Victoria and Conrad meet Trask in a public park ("The last meeting you called with one of our operatives, she vanished without a trace"), and they explain that the laptop containing all of the blackmail material apparently went down with the ship. Trask sounds dubious, snarking, 'All your problems wrapped up in a pretty bow." After he leaves, Victoria tells Conrad. "I don't think he bought your story." Conrad responds, "Assuming Ms.
Clarke has indeed met her fate, there's only one person alive who can refute it." Jack Porter!
BTW, the scene of Trask eating nuts is the most disturbing image this show has ever given us.
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1. QUACKING UP When Heidi brought that duck out, and mentioned "Unconventional Challenge," I can't be the only who thought, "They have to design for corporate mascots!" The AFLAC Duck, FLO from those Progressive ads, and those two hot "I'm here to snake your drain and flush your pipe" guys from Liquid Plumber.
2. DOWNFALL OF A DISNEY PRINCESS Kate was almost as polarizing as Patricia , with opinions ranging from Daniel's "Disney Dominatrix" to Michelle, who makes actual retching sounds discussing her, calling it "gross schtick." Wow.
ALL THAT GLITTERS The funniest storyline of the night was the rise and fall, crash and burn of Richard and Daniel , who started out cocky and obnoxious, high-fiving each other because of their mutual brilliance.
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Under the influence of much wine and even more dance floor canoodling, Quinn and Santana did scissor-type things twice. Also, Kurt said "VapoRape" and Brittany and Santana stared forlornly at each other and Becky the Flower Girl was a modern marvel. Oh, and Brody was a gigolo.
LIMA, OHIO Emma Pillsbury is looking ever so fly in a lady-tuxedo and performing a black-and-white rendition of "You Are All the World to Me" a la Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding . It's edited together like a single take, which is almost as impressive as the fact this show has been able to keep Jayma Mays ' voice a secret for so long. You can bet "I Do" and "Girls (And Boys) On Film" is gonna make her Emmy reel this year.
It's a great performance, but alas, it's only happening inside Will Schuester's head. His very fancy heartbreak dreams inspire him to make this week's theme: MOVIES! Girls vs.
Boys in an '80s movie mash-up skirmish. Winners get leads in Artie 's senior microbudget film, a roman clef titled "Plague of the Noobs." But before they can make the gender-specific magic happen, New Directions decides to go a practice round with Shout! . The song itself Glee 's 500th, in case you missed the Twitter hashtag on the bottom of the screen, or the one million promos leading into this week is fine and fun, but what's wonderful is the balls-to-the-wall choreography, in which Blaine and Brittany lead the glee club through the whole school, hyperspeed grapevining and army crawling and hopping around the cafeteria like they're jacked out of their minds.
Obviously, the best part is Sugar Motta workin' her swerve high atop a library table. (Girl, where you been?) But also notable is the way the whole school joins in on the tomfoolery, singing and cheering and totally forgetting the part where Sue called glee kids "subbasement" way back in the pilot. Since Finn and Artie aren't competing in the Girls vs. Boys movie competition, they take it upon themselves to track down Emma for Will.
It's no Blam! black ops plan, but you can't blame them for lacking Blaine and Sam's collective imaginations, and costume collection. They get themselves a couple of wigs and call Emma's parents in to ask for some help bringing back the faculty adviser of the Stop Ginger Bullying club.
Pretty sure J.K. Rowling already dealt with that problem when she created the Weasleys, guys. But Emma's parents buy into their scheme, even though they're pretty sure Emma is terrible at her job since no one ever applies to college around here until the morning college starts.
They give her the address of Emma's sister's castle, where Emma is hiding away from Will. The only thing '80s-er than mashing up "Batdance" with Howard the Duck is mashing up Top Gun and Risky Business . Blaine, Artie, and Jesus are fighter pilots (Maverick, Iceman, and Goose, respectively) and Sam, Ryder , and Jake are white button-ups and whitey tighties and athletic socks.
Sam is comfortable in this costume because of his stripper days. And Ryder and Jake are comfortable in these costumes because this is how they spend every Sunday together, after church. Obviously, Top Gun is the most homoerotic movie of all time, so that's also correct.
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TV on Tap: Remington Steele Comes Out, That Shocking "Dallas" Gay Shower Scene, and "The Facts Of Life Goes To WeHo"
Not to be outdone, Remington Steele will have a surprise for viewers when the show comes back next season: The title character will come out of the closet! TPTB explain, "It will be done very naturally and matter-of-factly. All these years, viewers thought Remington was British, but it turns out ...
he's just gay." Trouble seems to be brewing on the set of Growing Pains , as a potentially historic plot twist may be quashed. Producers were planning on having teen idol Kirk Cameron 's character Mike Seaver question his sexuality, leading to sexual experimentation with best friend Boner , and an emotional coming-out in time for May sweeps. Cameron, however, is said to be adamantly opposed, stating, "That's not what God intended for me or my Boner." Weekend Listings The Facts Of Life Goes To WeHo (NBC) Saturday - 8:00 PM ET The gang heads to West Hollywood for the opening of Edna's Edibles And Erotic Bake Shop, where Blair inadvertently wins third place in a drag show, Jo experiences a sexual awakening watching the musical stage version of Personal Best , and handyman George takes a temp job as Merv Griffin 's pool boy.
T.J. Hooker (ABC) Saturday - 8:00 PM ET Vince ( Adrian Zmed ) goes undercover at a Speedo factory to find The Bulge Bomber. The Love Boat (ABC) Saturday - 9:00 PM ET In a special two-hour event, The Pacific Princess runs into trouble when April ( Charo )'s chihuahua lifts his leg on the ship's engine, causing a total power outage, leading to panic, confusion, and ship-wide sewage spillover.
The Lido Deck is transformed into a makeshift lavatory, but lack of food and water results in numerous deaths ... temporarily, until the dead inexplicably start to rise and devour the living, led by special guest star Zombie Ginger Rogers . You can see a terrifying preview below.
Who will survive? Okay, you may have figured out that this isn't a real TVoT. Unfortunately, Lyle is experiencing major tech malfunctions, so he had to skip this weekend's TV listings.
So we're turning this into a kind of Crowdsourced TVoT. Do you have any weekend TV you want to share? And I have to give a huge tip of the hat to Lyle.
In all of the years he's been doing this column, this is the first time he's had to miss one.
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That's the good news. The bad news? Its new time slot is Friday night at 8 PM ET, which is one of the worst time slots imaginable for a cutting-edge comedy like Happy Endings .
The only thing we can do is watch and support the show, and hope TPTB at ABC (who apparently love the show) will give it another season ... and a proper time slot. Here's the synopsis for the show's return, "In The Heat of The Noche." " Brad uses his skills, plus help from the gang, to prop up Chuckles and Huggs after the gym's loopy owner, Terry (guest star David Alan Grier ), tells him it may be closing.
Meanwhile, Penny and Max try to break the habit of texting the men in their lives ( Pete /the new guy Max is dating). They turn to NocheTussin, a black market cough medicine, to help them sleep when they'd normally be texting." Hmm ... who's the new guy Max is dating?
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Briefs: Dress-Up Andrew Rannells, Cher has The Diva Touch, and Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff Make Sweet Music Together
It just couldn't take the fabulousness. Below you can see what happened when Anderson dared surfer Garrett McNamara to take a dangerous ride on a Jet Ski. Careful what you wish for.
Here's your Daily Matt Bomer . Ready to take the field. Continuing the Top 50 Movie Songs Of The 80's!
At #30 is ... "We Don't Need Another Hero" by Tina Turner , from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome . Tina's other song from Mad Max , "One Of The Living," is frankly a better song, but I already used that on The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of the 80's Countdown (it came in #13), but this was still one of Tina's biggest solo hits, and deserves recognition. It debuted on July 6th, 1985, and peaked at #2 on September 14th.
YOU CAN SEE THE VIDEO HERE. Tomorrow's clue - "I'm Ready To Sail Any Ocean." The 100 Greatest Lost Hits Of The 80's countdown may be over, but every Thursday we're going to travel back again and pay tribute to an 80's tune that should have been a bigger hit. This week, it's "I Need A Man" by Eurythmics .
The concept album Savage was one of the worst-selling albums of the 80's for Annie and Dave , and garnered well, savage reviews. I think it's their masterpiece, and Annie's "Diary Of A Mad Housewife" character was used in all of the album's videos. "You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart" and "Beethoven (I Love To Listen to)" are both brilliant, and "I Need A man" is the album's ferocious centerpiece. Sadly, it flopped on the chart, peaking at #46 in January 1988.
Congrats to Zach , who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday's Pixuzzle was Pinocchio Here's today's Pixuzzle . Below you can see characters from a famous movie. Can you name it?
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