Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dancing With an Unwed Christian Teenage Mom

ain't america grand

her wacko mother calls hollywood evil. the root of all things socially liberal. elite. and here goes her daughter to dance across the tv screens of america this fall live from hollywood


i've never watched 'dancing with the stars' my record will not be broken

Happy Birthday Richard

'Vampire Diaries' on Blu Ray and DVD Today

one of the best shows of the 2009-2010 tv season. if you haven't seen it sink your teeth into it and rent it.

 and here's a peak at season 2 beginning thursday september 9.


Monday, August 30, 2010

My Emmy Score Card

i got aaron paul, byran cranston, edie falco, archie panjabi and jane lynch.

after 5 noms kyra sedgwick finally won for her brilliant brenda lee johnson on 'the closer' so i had no problems losing that one. julianna will be up there soon enough.

hate that 'glee' didn't win but another show with good gay characters, modern family' winning is a plus.

but why doesn't the academy see that matthew morrison can do EVERYTHING!

congrats to all.

aaron and bryan

Sandra Bullock Marks Fifth Anniversary of Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has returned to a New Orleans high school she adopted after Hurricane Katrina to help open a health clinic there.
Bullock's appearance Sunday coincided with the fifth anniversary of the storm that devastated coastal Louisiana and Mississippi. She joined a host of politicians, educators and school supporters for the clinic's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The free, full-service medical and dental clinic is scheduled to open in the fall. It is yet another place Bullock has left her mark at Warren Easton Charter High School. She's previously donated money to help restore Easton, which is the city's oldest public high school.
The school was swamped when Katrina and the subsequent flooding swept up to nine feet of water into its buildings.

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Happy Birthday Elizabeth

'Army Wives Season 4 Scorecard gets an A Because the Season Finale Gets A+

this show is about life. army life. life has it's ups and downs. no one's life is an A. army life probably even less so. the show itself almost got a B+ for this past season but the finale lifted it higher as they say.

the show always shares the time equally between the wives. and it did so in the finale.
yet the night belonged to kim delaney and katelyn pippy playing mother and daughter respectively. they went beyond the norm acting the hell out of the script with raw emotion. brava to the both of them!
they are the best actress and supporting actress of summer 2010

'Royal Pains': Second Season Score Card: A

 'royal pains' rates an A with it's season finale. it lost it's A status awile back with the casting of anastasia griifith as emily peck who we were spared from in the seasonal finale but was talked about. so is she gone? we'll see. 

but all of the following lead to it's regaining it's A status.

the missing ms. griffith.

the season finale brought christine ebersole back and that's worth a thousand points.

brooke d'orsay as evans gf seems to be becoming recurring. worth at least 750 points.

and then surprise surprise in walks the wonderful, talented and beautiful rena sofer. it looks like she could be recurring. worth 1500 points. she is always welcome into my living room. nonono i have not switched. i'm still happily and proudly gay.

the four series regulars mark feuerstein,  paolo costanzo, jill flint and reshma shetty continue to brighten a summer night.




the series regulars

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Top Pics for Emmy's Top Awards Tonight

Best Drama: 'The Good Wife"

Best Comedy: 'Glee'

Beat Actress Drama: Julianna Marguiles for 'The Good Wife'

Best Actor Drama: Bryan Cranston for 'Breaking Bad'

Best Actress Comedy: Edie Falco for 'Nurse Jackie'

Best Actor Comedy: Matthew Morrison for 'Glee'

Best Actor Drama Supporting Role: Aaron Paul for 'Breaking Bad'

Best Actress Drama Supporting Role: Archie Panjabi for 'The Good Wife'

Best Actor Comedy Supporting Role: Chris Colfer for 'Glee'

Best Actrss Comedy Supporting Role: Jane Lynch for 'Glee'

Saturday, August 28, 2010

These Little Piggies Are Going to Washinton

today on the anniversary of martin luther king's 'i have a dream' speech at the lincoln memorial these two morons are going to the same site rallying to reclaim america and civil rights. what the frack? reclaim from whom? the only thing america needs reclaiming from is whack jobs like these two. reclaim civil rights? what the hell does that mean for them? are they black? gay? these two should the the poster piggies for pro-abortion rights.

august 28, 1963 - 'i have a dream'

august 28, 2010 - 'i have a nightmare'

Emmy Awards Tomorrow Night

the emmy awards are tomorrow night. i have really no vested interest as i have no idea how the nominees get in and some of the best are generally left out.

that said amongst the nominees everything 'good wife', 'glee' and 'breaking bad' works for me as i agree with all their noms.

my choices are highlighted in blue

Drama Series

Breaking Bad AMC Dexter Showtime The Good Wife CBS Lost ABC
Mad Men AMC True Blood HBO

Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO Modern Family ABC Glee Fox Nurse Jackie Showtime
The Office NBC 30 Rock NBC

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Tony Shalhoub Monk (USA) SteveCarell TheOffice (NBC) Alec Baldwin 30 Rock (NBC) Matthew Morrison Glee (Fox)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad (AMC) Michael C. Hall Dexter (Showtime) Kyle Chandler Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
Hugh Laurie House (Fox) Matthew Fox Lost (ABC) Jon Hamm Mad Men (AMC)

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Jeff Bridges A Dog Year (HBO) Ian McKellen The Prisoner (AMC) Michael Sheen The Special Relationship (HBO) Dennis Quaid The Special Relationship (HBO) Al Pacino You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lea Michele Glee (Fox) Julia Louis-Dreyfus The New Adventures of Old Christine(CBS) Edie Falco Nurse Jackie (Showtime) Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation (NBC) TinaFey30Rock(NBC) Toni Collette United States of Tara (Showtime)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer (TNT) Glenn Close Damages (FX) Connie Britton Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
Julianna Margulies The Good Wife (CBS) Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
January Jones Mad Men (AMC)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Maggie Smith Capturing Mary (HBO) Joan Allen Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime) Judi Dench Return to Cranford (PBS) Hope Davis The Special Relationship (HBO)
Claire Danes Temple Grandin (HBO)

SupportingActor in a Comedy Series
ChrisColfer Glee(Fox) Neil Patrick Harris How I Met Your Mother (CBS) Jesse Tyler Ferguson ModernFamily(ABC) Eric Stonestreet Modern Family (ABC) TyBurrellModernFamily(ABC) Jon Cryer Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul Breaking Bad (AMC) Martin Short Damages (FX) Terry O’Quinn Lost (ABC) Michael Emerson Lost (ABC) John Slattery Mad Men (AMC) Andre Braugher Men of a Certain Age (TNT)

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Michael Gambon Emma (PBS) Patrick Stewart Hamlet (PBS) Jonathan Pryce Return to Cranford (PBS)
David Strathairn Temple Grandin (HBO) John Goodman You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a ComedySeries
Jane Lynch Glee (Fox) JulieBowenModernFamily(ABC) Sofia Vergara Modern Family (ABC) Kristen Wiig Saturday Night Live (NBC) JaneKrakowski30Rock(NBC) Holland Taylor Two and a Half Men(CBS)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Sharon Gless Burn Notice (USA) Rose Byrne Damages (FX) Archie Panjabi The Good Wife (CBS) Christine Baranski The Good Wife (CBS)
Christina Hendricks Mad Men (AMC) Elisabeth Moss Mad Men (AMC)

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Kathy Bates Alice (Syfy) Julia Ormond Temple Grandin (HBO) Catherine O’Hara Temple Grandin (HBO) Brenda Vaccaro You Don’t Know Jack (HBO) Susan Sarandon You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Made for Television Movie
Endgame (PBS) Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime) Moonshot (History) TheSpecialRelationship(HBO) Temple Grandin (HBO) You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien (NBC)

Reality Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS) American Idol (Fox) Dancing With the Stars (ABC) Project Runway (Lifetime) Top Chef (Bravo)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Stewart Eviscerates Glenn Beck's Civil Rights Rally: 'I Have A Scheme'

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Bill Maher Called It in 2006

as the rest of us knew ken mehlman's 'dirty little secret'

Keith on 'Countdown' Had It Right

once again the hypocritical ken melmahn and his coming-out

But Chris on 'Hardball' Had It Wrong

these log cabin republicans are so full of crap.

and chris i can't believe you are falling for their crap!

i said it before and i'll say it again a gay republican is akin to a jew voting for hitler in 1939.

'Avatar' Returns Today*

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*with additional pandora footage

'The Day After That' from 'Kiss of the Spider Woman'

'kiss of the spider woman' opened in 1993 on broadway. the cast starred brent carver as molina, anthony crivello as valentin and chita rivera as spider woman/aurora (see sidebar) all of whom won tony awards.
the show itself won best musical, book and music and lyrics.

not long after liza minnelli recorded the 'day after that' which she premiered live at the un on world's aids day. it became an anthem in the fight against aids.

i've chosen to post two of liza's versions here.

however the best version of all was the original by anthony crivello who won a  most deserved tony award for his role as molina. this is the best i could do. it's not about the pictures or the video. it's all about the music, the lyrics and anthony's amazing voice.

Stewart Talks Mosque AGAIN, Beats FOX News at Their Own Game

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Listen to This A-HOLE on the '9/11 Burning the Koran' Day

this moron appeared on 'hardball' tonight. chris why the hell are you giving these idiots a forum? need to tell you chris...you are NOT going to change these fanatics!

i'm telling you...the idiots are taking over the asylum.

Jon Stewart: More on Mosques

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What a Disgrace: What a Frackin' Hypocrite*

ken mehlman the former republican national committee chairman during gw's administration and was the architect of much of the anti-gay rhetoric and policies during that time has come out of the closet.

 well congratulations you moron. you think this is too little too late? well damn it i do!  go back to your bush cronies. we have no use for you now. when you could have done something you chose to do nothing. you should have stayed in your closet. i have no pity for your 'journey'. typical republican closet case who's motto seems to be 'first do harm'.

*for one of the few times i can remember i totaly disagree with chris mathews on this subject.

Just Some Portrait Shots I Like

Spring Music Fest: Audra McDonald

 audra mcdonald: actress and singer. multiple tony award winner. brilliant.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jon Stewart Finds Hypocrisy in Sarah Palin Supporting Dr. Laura

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What's On My Mind Today? Charlie Crist

i never blogged about the florida primaries because i was just waiting. i choose not to vote for any of the democrat party nominees even though it is my party affiliation. when charlie crist decided to run as an independent i kind of knew where my senate vote was going in november. he has been a good governor and generally at odds with his republican party. that scored him a lot of points with me.

now if he'd only come out of the closet. charlie...we all know!

"What if..."

abc and soapnet had characters from different daytime dramas bumping into each other this summer. i admit that i've been a closeted 'general hospital' and 'one life to live' watcher for the past gazillion years. time to come out of the closet. 

first up 'behind the scenes'

'What If'' Maxie Jones Met Rex Balsom

maxie jones (general hospital) meets rex balsom (one life to live).

Happy Birthday Blake

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

As Suspected

a week or so back it was speculated that sandra and director stephen daldry may work together. the speculation seems to becoming more of a fact with tom hanks jumping on board.

sandra 'blindsided' most critics and bloggers when she was nominated for best actress this past film year. some had to eat their pig-skin when she won. now she is teaming up with daldry who directed nicole kidman to her oscar ('the hours) and then directed kate winslet to her's ('the reader'). so to the nay- sayers i say...watch out. number two isn't too far-fetched.

A few weeks ago, Sandra Bullock was seen leaving a meeting with Stephen Daldry with what looked like a script in her hands. Today it’s fairly certain that script was Eric Roth’s adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Varietysays Bullock and Tom Hanks may be the director’s first choice to play the adult leads alongside a precocious kid facing a world of tragedy and post-traumatic stress just after the World Trade Center attack.
'Warner Bros. and Paramount are eyeing Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks for the feature version of post- 9/11 drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” with Scott Rudin producing.
Warners, the lead studio on the project, indicated it has made offers to the thesps but is not yet in formal negotiations. And the studios have not yet greenlit the project. The Jonathan Safran Foer novel, set in 2003, centers on a 9-year-old boy who finds a key in a vase that belongs to his father — who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — and searches to find the lock that goes with it. It was one of the first American novels to incorporate the Sept. 11 events into the plot.'

Happy Birthday Alex

Monday, August 23, 2010

Betty and Neil Patrick Score Early Emmys

betty white scores an emmy for her 'saturdat night live' hosting and neil patrick harris scores two. the first for hosing the 'tonys' and as guest star in a comedy on 'glee'. they were awarded saturday night at the 'creative arts' portion of the emmys.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

'To Know Him Is to Love Him (Her)'

following up on spotlighting linda ronstadt yesterday leads me to this trio by linda, dolly parton and emmylou harris.

the song is one of my all time favorites.

the original was recorded by a 50's group called the ponitails

the beetles saw fit to record it with a few updated lyrics as 'to know her is to love her' listen carefully.

my favorite version is john lennon's solo version

all together this only proves that good music can transcend time, place and musical genre.