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  • CBS' Nancy Drew Will Be Diverse (NOT Caucasian, stresses CBS honcho)

    01/12/2016 10:38:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/12/2016 | Lesley Goldberg
    CBS' new Nancy Drew will look very different should the network move forward with the reboot.CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller revealed Tuesday that the network's reimagining of the iconic character will be diverse."She is diverse, that is the way she is written," the executive told THR immediately following his time in front of the press at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour Tuesday. While Geller said it was too early in the process to explain just what he meant by diverse - whether Nancy is African-American, Asian-American or Latino, he said it would hinge on finding the right actress...
  • Gallup: Record–Low Percentage of Americans Say Watching TV Is Favorite Way to Spend Evening

    01/11/2016 8:57:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    A record-low 16 percent of Americans said that watching television was their favorite way to spending the evening, according to a Gallup poll conducted in December. Since the 1960s, Gallup has periodically asked Americans what is their "favorite way to spend an evening." In 1966, watching TV hit a high of 48 percent. Since then, that option has been on a generally downward trend. [...] People 55 and older (25 percent) are more likely to say watching television is their favorite way to spend an evening than are people in the younger age brackets of 18-34 (10 percent) and 35-54...
  • Disney is losing ESPN subscribers by the millions [Feel Good Story of the Day!]

    11/26/2015 8:14:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/26/15 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    .... Walt Disney Co. has revealed that it lost three million subscribers to its sports network ESPN within one year..... ....Based on that, the loss of 3 million subscribers in one year would be taking around $216 million away from Disney's coffers.....
  • Colbert's 'Late Show' has become propaganda for Democrats

    11/21/2015 2:58:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 21, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    So Stephen Colbert turns out to be just as much of an a-hole as "Stephen Colbert." Viewers have noticed. After an initial burst of interest spurred by CBS's big-bucks saturation advertising campaign for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," the show's ratings have tanked and it is now running third in late night behind NBC's Jimmy Fallon and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who rarely has managed second place before. The reason? A survey by the Hollywood Reporter found that conservative viewers are turning off Colbert in droves. Nearly twice as many Republicans are watching Kimmel as Colbert, who has turned "Late...
  • Smithers Will Come Out on The Simpsons

    09/28/2015 12:03:00 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Nate Jones
    In an interview with TVLine, Simpsons showrunner Al Jean reveals that the show's 27th season will be a big one for Waylon Smithers, lovelorn assistant to megalomaniacal businessman Mr. Burns: After decades of pining, Smithers will finally come out to his boss. "In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes."
  • Animated series to feature transgender actress, lead character

    08/29/2015 10:26:37 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 27 replies
    Windy City Media Group ^ | 07/14/2015 | Charlsie Dewey
    A new animated comedy will make history when it launches later this year as the first animated series to feature a transgender character in a lead role that is also voiced by a transgender actress, Julie Rei Goldstein. The series, Gen Zed, is about four college-age individuals who come together through the online gaming community and decide to move into a tiny studio apartment in downtown Los Angeles together. It is being written and produced by Hayden Black, who is known for the award-winning and critically lauded show Goodnight Burbank. The series has a slew of popular Hollywood names attached...
  • Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Casts Transgender Woman for Season 8

    08/19/2015 5:58:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies
    http://variety.com/ ^ | 08/19/2015 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Bravo has cast transgender model Amiyah Scott in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for its upcoming eighth season, Variety has learned. The casting marks the first-ever transgender woman to be featured in the “Real Housewives” franchise, though the capacity in which Scott will appear is undetermined, as discussions have just begun. Scott on “RHOA” will join many transgender figures on reality television, following “Big Brother” casting its first-ever trans contestant this summer; ABC Family’s “Becoming Us” from exec producer Ryan Seacrest, which documents a teenage boy’s life after his father transitions; TLC’s summer series “I Am Jazz,” which follows 14-year-old...
  • Caitlyn Jenner’s television show loses half its audience

    08/05/2015 11:09:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 74 replies
    Is the public fascination with Caitlyn Jenner wearing off? Ratings for E!’s groundbreaking reality series I Am Cait plummeted for the show’s second episode. Sunday’s hour had only 1.3 million viewers, a drop of more than 50% from the show’s premiere. I Am Cait premiered somewhat modestly too, especially considering the usual Kardashian clan drawing power on E! and the amount of media buzz surrounding Jenner in recent months. The series debut had 2.7 million viewers, then grew to 3.9 million with DVR playback. While time-shifted viewing is important, a big change in same-night viewership — like what happened on...
  • MTV is at death’s door

    07/23/2015 12:43:54 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 251 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 23, 2015 | Richard Morgan
    Viacom is vulnerable in that many of its networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon and Spike, target youngsters — “the segment of the population that’s most rapidly and definitively abandoning linear TV,” according to the analyst.
  • Lying Brian Williams A Perfect Fit for MSNBC

    06/21/2015 2:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    After an extensive investigation, NBC News finally decided the fate of habitual liar Brian Williams, who has been on an extended suspension since February. In the end, they made a brilliant decision by removing him from the anchor chair at the “NBC Nightly News” and demoting him to MSNBC, their embarrassment of a cable news network. Williams will join other chronic liars, such as the Reverend Al Sharpton, on the cable news network that has turned into a ratings disaster. MSNBC has a pathetic number of viewers for a national news network, usually about 500,000 per night. This is only...
  • Brian Williams to move from NBC to MSNBC

    06/18/2015 6:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    In a move that will bolster the credibility level of both networks, Brian Williams reportedly is to move from NBC News, where he formerly was anchor, to MSNBC. The New York Times: NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his experiences during a helicopter attack in Iraq, according to two people briefed on the decision. Mr. Williams is expected to move to a new role at NBC News, primarily at the cable news...
  • 'Lucifer' Fox TV Series 'Mocks the Bible,' Says One Million Moms' Petition to Cancel the Show

    06/16/2015 12:42:41 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Christian Outpost ^ | 5/29/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The American Family Association's One Million Moms website has launched a petition calling for Fox to halt its plans to air a new television series called "Lucifer" in 2016, saying the program "mischaracterizes" Satan and "mocks the Bible." "The series will focus on Lucifer portrayed as a good guy, 'who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell,' the petition states. (Watch video at link.) The premise of the series, which is based on the DC Comics Series of the same name, is that the protagonist, Lucifer Morningstar, decides to leave Hell and move to Los Angeles, the City...
  • Brian Williams Will Likely Lose His Anchor Chair

    06/08/2015 11:11:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/7 | Emily Smith
    A decision about Brian Williams’ fate at NBC could come as early as this week — and it looks like the embattled anchor won’t be returning to “NBC Nightly News.” Sources tell Page Six that Williams will likely lose his anchor chair following the lengthy internal investigation into his alleged tall tales. SNIP But it is likely he won’t be back in the ‘Nightly’ anchor chair. A decision could be made as early as this week, if all sides can reach an agreement.” SNIP
  • Reality Show Star Jenner Steals Courage Award from Real Heroes

    06/07/2015 9:27:19 PM PDT · by kathsua · 61 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 7th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    ESPN has damaged the credibility of the Arthur Ashe “ESPY” Courage Award by planning to give the award to reality show actor Bruce Jenner for what appears to be nothing more than an elaborate publicity stunt. Jenner claims he’s now a female character called “Caitlyn” but admits he hasn’t had, and doesn’t plan to have, an operation to change his body from male to female....I might let him get away with this farce if there weren’t much better qualified candidates for the award.
  • How Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner masterfully played us for suckers

    06/05/2015 6:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/05/2015 | Damon Linker
    We're all suckers. That's what dawned on me suddenly the other night. I'd just filed a column on how some social conservative writers are responding to Caitlyn Jenner's coming out as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair. I hadn't given in to the sanctimony that's characterized so much of the commentary about Jenner and her transgender struggles, but I did try to explain why many liberals are inclined to refrain from judgment and even to celebrate this watershed moment in American culture. And then it hit me: Like everyone who's talked, written, posted, and tweeted about this event,...
  • Hollyweird feminism: Tina Fey strips off dress for misogynist perv David Letterman [photos, video]

    05/08/2015 6:17:20 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | May 8 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Wow. I don't even know how to respond to this. Here's the link. That's all I'll say.
  • New 'Daily Show' Host Twitter Feed Full of Gay, Fat, Jew, Asian Jokes

    03/31/2015 11:06:27 AM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3/31/15 | by JOHN NOLTE
    Trevor Noah, the 31 year-old South African comedian hand-picked by Jon Stewart and Comedy Central to replace Stewart, has a major Twitter problem on his hands. Being shot to superstardom often results in an instantaneous social media vetting, something Noah, Stewart, and Comedy Central were apparently unaware of. ItÂ’s fairly obvious no one in charge vetted NoahÂ’s Twitter feed or they just didnÂ’t care that it is loaded with jokes aimed at gays, Asians, the overweight, and Jews. This revelation is especially interesting after learning that Noah has already trashed America as racist. The hypocrisy of Jon Stewart is just...
  • Disney ABC embraces X-rated anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage in new prime time show

    03/31/2015 6:19:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/30/15 | Newsbusters
    March 30, 2015 (NewsBusters.org) -- Media Research Center (MRC) and Family Research Council (FRC) are launching a joint national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot based on the life of bigoted activist Dan Savage. MRC and FRC contacted Ben Sherwood, president of Disney/ABC Television Group, more than two weeks ago urging him to put a stop to this atrocity but received no response. [Read the full letter]A perusal of Dan Savage’s work reveals a career built on advocating violence — even murder — and spewing hatred against people of faith. Savage has spared no one with whom he disagrees from his vitriolic...
  • When Two Boys Kissed on Primetime TV

    03/05/2015 7:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Michael Brown
    It has been called “The History-Making Gay Kiss,” as “The Fosters” TV show, which airs during prime time on the ABC Family network, featured the “Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever.” Yes, on a so-called “family friendly” network, two 13-year-old boys locked lips, and gay activists and their allies are celebrating the moment. GLAAD, formally known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, stated that, “ABC Family's 'The Fosters' breaks new ground with Jude and Connor kiss.” (For those who are not familiar with the show, Jude is raised by two lesbians, his adoptive parents.) Gabe Bergado, writing for the...
  • Oscar Ratings Hits Seven-Year Low, Viewership Worst Since 2009

    02/23/2015 12:19:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 2/23/15 | Dominic Patten
    All the awards have been given out and it looks like the final numbers for the 87th Oscars are in. Running from 8:30 PM to 11:48 PM ET last night, the Neil Patrick Harris hosted show garnered a 10.8 rating among adults 18-49 with 36.6 million viewers. Among the key demo that’s a 17% drop from what the final ratings for the 2014 Academy Awards were and the worst the AMAPAS ceremony has done since 2008.That show had a 10.68 rating. The total viewership for last night’s Oscars were down 18% from last year to hit a 6-year low. The...
  • Brian Williams Still Has a Lot of Questions To Answer About His Iraq Helicopter Story

    02/05/2015 1:48:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Update, 11 p.m.: Brian Williams apologized on-air tonight for claiming that he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG in Iraq, but the version of events he gives in his apology is vague in a way that avoids addressing the main accusation of the soldiers quoted in Stars and Stripes questioning his accounts of events. Those soldiers, in Stars and Stripes' telling, say that not only was Williams not in a helicopter that was hit by an RPG, but that he was nowhere near the helicopters that were actually fired upon. Said Williams tonight: "I made a mistake in...
  • State of the Union Television Ratings Drop to 15-Year Low

    01/21/2015 4:23:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 21, 2015
    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew the second-lowest television viewership in 15 years. According to Nielsen data, 31.7 million viewers watched Tuesday night's prime-time address on broadcast and cable networks. That's the lowest television viewership for a State of the Union address since President Bill Clinton's final speech.
  • HBO’s ‘Girls’ Hits Season-Premiere Low, ‘Togetherness’ Debuts Soft & ‘Looking’ Falls In Return

    01/15/2015 6:43:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | January 14, 2015 | Dominic Patten
    There are similarities and some stark differences between the debut of the fourth season of HBO’s Girls on Sunday and the Season 3 launch last year. In the similarities category, series creator Lena Dunham was up for Golden Globes awards both this year and last year with no wins either time. In both cases, Girls debuted against the Golden Globes. In the difference category, last year saw the Season 3 of Girls premiering at 10 PM after the debut of the heavily promoted True Detective. That wasn’t the case this year and it showed – with Girls as well as...
  • NEA Funds New Version of ‘Our Town’ Set in a ‘Queer Community’

    01/13/2015 5:24:24 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) is contributing to the production of a new adaptation of “Our Town,” set in a town where “gender and sexual identity are fluid.” The Foundry Theatre, Inc., a theater company in New York City, received $10,000 to reimagine the quintessential American play about love and marriage in a fictional New Hampshire town set in 1938. The Foundry Theater’s new version, which will go by another title, takes place in the present in a queer community. “Playwright Casey Llewellyn will use [Thorton] Wilder’s text and strive to maintain his aestheic [sic] and social relevance...
  • On the Red Carpet, Lena Dunham Trashes 'Deranged Neocons' Who Criticize Her Online

    01/12/2015 7:28:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 11, 2015 | Tim Graham
    You don’t usually here denunciations of “deranged neocons” on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, but HBO star Lena Dunham uncorked this attack on her Twitter enemies to Ryan Seacrest on the E! Network. Seacrest noted that her show “Girls” began its fourth season on Sunday night, and he asked if she would be checking for online reaction:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)LENA DUNHAM: I deleted Twitter because I tried to create a safer space for me emotionally. RYAN SEACREST: Explain. DUNHAM: People threaten my life and tell me what I cow I am, so I decided....I check it occasionally but it’s not the...
  • TLC pressured to cancel ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’

    01/06/2015 5:39:35 PM PST · by Houmatt · 36 replies
    Fox News via Variety ^ | JANUARY 06 2015 | Variety Staff
    TLC is facing growing criticism over the decision to air “My Husband’s Not Gay,” a one-hour special slated to air on Jan. 11, which follows a group of Mormon men who, according to the network’s description, “are happily married and attracted to their wives, but they are also attracted to other men. They refer to it as Same Sex Attraction… not gay, SSA.”
  • North Korea executes members of Workers' Party for watching South Korean soap operas

    11/08/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 60 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Oct 29, 2014 | Julian Ryall
    Allies of Kim Jong-un's ousted uncle among the victims of firing squads, some for watching South Korean television As many as 50 senior members of the North Korean government and military have been publicly executed so far this year, according to South Korea's intelligence agency. The victims of the purges - which the National Intelligence Service believes are continuing - include 10 members of the ruling Workers' Party who were executed by firing squad for watching South Korean soap operas, bribery or womanising.
  • SF gay rodeo on new CNN segment (Santa Fe, not San Fran)

    11/06/2014 1:46:22 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2014 | Adrian Gomez
    Lisa Ling has teamed up with CNN for her new show, “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” ... On Sunday, the episode will recount Ling’s trip to Santa Fe and her visit to the International Gay Rodeo Association, which today has over 5,000 registered members. The episode was filmed in July and Ling and her crew spent a week in the City Different. “The gay rodeo story was one of my favorites,” she said during an interview. ... What drew Ling to the story is its juxtaposition. Rodeos are controversial to some extent and we really don’t know that there...
  • Hailing the First 'Great' Transgender TV Show

    10/03/2014 5:17:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The London Daily Mail reports Amazon.com now issues a content warning to viewers before they live-stream the second volume of classic "Tom and Jerry" cartoons. Viewers are lectured the cartoons "may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today." If you think this makes sense, dear reader, you, too, have lost your mind. The same Amazon.com is also releasing a new 10-part Web series called "Transparent," about a 70-year-old father of three who decides he's a woman named Maura. There are no content warnings for this....
  • ABC MIGHT BRING ROSIE O'DONNELL BACK TO 'THE VIEW'

    06/30/2014 4:38:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | June 30,2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    Variety's Ramin Setoodeh reports that "The View" is in so much trouble, "rumors are swirling" that Rosie O'Donnell might be brought back. After a ton of controversy, that included O'Donnell using the program to spread her 9/11 Trutherism with the absurd claim that fire can't melt steel, the left-wing comedian left the show in 2007 after just one season. Walters has since claimed that "Rosie imploded" and has "emotional problems." The road to bringing Rosie back is apparently clearer with Walters off the show and other rumors about the potential replacement of "View" executive producer Bill Geddie. Geddie reportedly clashed...
  • Oprah Network's Michael Sam Reality Show Postponed After Rams Meeting

    05/17/2014 10:02:38 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    Michael Sam’s declaration in February that he wanted just to be known as a football player, and not a gay football player, started to unravel with the news that he was working with the Oprah Winfrey Network on a reality show on his "historic" journey. Who was causing the distraction now? Not the “haters.” Sources told ESPN.com that the network's plan was to follow Sam's personal life as he tried to make the Rams, dividing the content into six to eight segments. The Rams and the NFL said they were unaware of the project prior to its announcement. “After careful...
  • Miley Cyrus Makes Tasteless Rape Joke (Says Everyone Is Gay)

    05/12/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Cyrus was performing on stage at the legendary G-A-Y nightclub SNIP Introducing her friend to the crowd, she said, “You know, everyone’s a little bit gay … It’s the truth. Everyone’s gay, all it takes is one cocktail. And if that doesn’t work, sprinkle something in their drink. That’s what I always do.”
  • ABC footing the bill for NYC marriage licenses ahead of 'Modern Family' season finale -- VIDEO

    05/12/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 24 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 5/12/14 | Ariana Bacle
    In a disgusting publicity stunt, ABC is paying for New York City couples to get married to promote Cam and Mitchell’s upcoming wedding on the season finale of ABC’s Modern Family.
  • NBC Orders Ellen Degeneres' "One Big Happy" [Lesbian Comedy]

    05/10/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Elisha Cuthbert stars in the half-hour midseason entry, which marks the network's third [pro-homosexual] comedy in as many years.
  • ‘Not Rachael Ray too!’: TV cook shills for Obamacare, sours fans

    03/29/2014 9:07:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 79 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 3/27/2014
    Rachael Ray get's hammered by her viewers. They did not appreciate her pimping Obamacare. Some are no longer fans of the show.
  • Vanity: Netflix labels some gay/lesbian movies as "Romantic" films.

    03/15/2014 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Mich Patriot · 59 replies
    I've never posted a thread before, but I thought FReepers might want this information. I just contacted Netflix to let them know that I do NOT want to see Gay / Lesbian films listed under the "Romance" category. I've been a Netflix subscriber since the early days, but this is my second dispute with them the last few months (the first was over the Sarah Palin bashing tweet from April, 2013). I told them that I understand they may have a market for these films, but listing them under "Romance" amounts to pushing their GLBT agenda on customers, and that...
  • ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Gets Nude, Mocks Bible on SNL: Earns 2nd lowest ratings of the year

    03/10/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 10, 2014 | Bradford Thomas
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)As expected, Girls creator/star Lena Dunham got nude on Saturday Night Live this weekend, in one scene mocking the Genesis Eden story, where a partly blurred-out nude Dunham and leaf-covered co-star Taran Killam poked fun at the biblical narrative. Saturday’s episode earned SNL’s second lowest ratings of the year. "Son of God. Noah," says the narrator. "And now, another extraordinary Biblical film that tells the astonishing story of the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Life itself." Dunham then appears naked. "Adam, Adam, a snake just talked to me. Is that normal?" Dunham says. "Before there were Girls," the...
  • Viewers furious Michelle Obama ruined the ‘Puppy Bowl’: ‘Is nothing safe?’

    02/04/2014 4:33:02 PM PST · by SJackson · 59 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | February 3, 2014
    For some, Animal Planet’s annual “Puppy Bowl” is more sacred than the Super Bowl. CNN summed it up in a nutshell: . . . the sublime result of pairing a bunch of wiggly puppies — 66, in fact — with squeaky toys and a mini-stadium set. Add a “rufferee” and a kitty-filled halftime, and every floppy tackle or slobbered-on football inspires an unintelligible burst of baby talk and giggles. That’s the power of puppies! Maybe it’s not for everyone, but those who love it want to keep politics out, and who can blame them? This year, Michelle Obama had to...
  • ‘Taylor Has Two Moms’: Disney Channel Introduces Its First Lesbian Couple on a Kids’ Show

    01/28/2014 7:11:06 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 75 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 01/27/2014 | Billy Hallowell
    News spread last summer that the Disney Channel was planning to introduce a lesbian couple for the first time on one of its children’s TV programs. That’s exactly what happened during Sunday’s episode of “Good Luck Charlie,” when a child with two mothers was prominently highlighted..... The same-sex scene had long been anticipated. A representative for Disney detailed last summer how the network carefully approached the subject. “This particular story line was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisers,” the Disney representative said. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids...
  • NBC, Ellen Degeneres team for lesbian family comedy

    01/28/2014 2:41:55 PM PST · by bkopto · 51 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | staff
    <p>Ellen DeGeneres made television history in 1997 by having her character come out of the closet on a two- party episode of Ellen.</p> <p>Now, DeGeneres is a force behind One Big Happy, a new sitcom pilot featuring a pregnant lesbian and her gay best friend.</p>
  • Queen Latifah on marrying 33 couples at Grammys: ‘Call me Queen Commish’

    01/27/2014 11:31:46 AM PST · by Phillyred · 32 replies
    PHILLY.COM ^ | Monday, January 27, 2014, 1:36 PM | KIRSTIN BENSON
    It’s not every day 33 couples of different types — same-sex, heterosexual, interracial — tie the knot at once on live TV. In fact, it was unprecedented…until the 56th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. During their performance of “Same Love,” Grammy-award winning duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were joined on stage by Queen Latifah, who officiated a mass wedding, followed by a surprise performance by Madonna, who sang her hit “Open Your Heart.” “I look forward to the day when presiding over a historic wedding ceremony like this is just the norm,” Latifah, 43, told reporters backstage...
  • CNN Has Lowest Rated Week in the Demo in 20 Months

    01/22/2014 5:10:22 PM PST · by John W · 17 replies
    TV Newser ^ | January 22, 2014 | Chris Ariens
    This afternoon, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker held a town hall meeting marking his first year on the job. This comes as ratings from the final week of his first year show CNN experienced new lows since he took over. CNN averaged 78,000 A25-54 Total Day viewers, its lowest rated week since the week of May 14, 2012, and 99,000 demo primetime viewers, the least since the week of July 30, 2012. CNN could not capitalize on political scandals surrounding New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Instead, news viewers are increasingly finding safe harbor in the networks that embrace their...
  • TV Has to be At Least 42 Percent Gay?

    10/25/2013 6:26:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The media elites glowed as they reported a judge had forced New Jersey to become the 14th state to honor and celebrate the "gay marriage" concept. When homosexuals marry in Hoboken, the gay left will be -- should be -- thanking Hollywood. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has issued a new report boasting that "TV hasn't merely reflected the changes in social attitudes; it has also had an important role in bringing them about. Time and again, it's been shown that personally knowing an LGBT person is one of the most influential factors in shifting one's views...
  • Bob Costas Weighs In On Redskins Controversy: "It's An Insult, A Slur" (video)

    10/13/2013 8:17:06 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 80 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 13, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    BOB COSTAS: Think for a moment about the term Redskins and how it truly differs from all the others. Ask yourself what the equivalent would be if directed toward African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians or members of any other ethnic group. When considered that way, Redskins can't possibly honor a heritage or a noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term. It's an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present day intent. It's fair to say that for a long time now, and certainly in 2013, no offense has been intended. But if you take a...
  • Megan Kelly pulls Fox hard left.

    10/07/2013 6:14:08 PM PDT · by ez · 279 replies
    Free republic ^ | 10/7/13 | Ez
    Megan Kelly is off to a rocky start, pulling Fox hard to left, challenging Senator Ted Cruz in much the same way Candy Crowley did at CNN. So far she has quoted polls by Politico and PPP.
  • Homosexual Marriage on Prime Time Television

    09/28/2013 6:18:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 9/28/2013
    The exceedingly aggressive push to impose homosexuality on the mainstream culture offers an excellent example of Big Government and Big Hollywood working together to debase our society, destroy the concept of family, corrupt children and anyone else who watches the crap on television who isn’t already irredeemably defiled, and in general push the envelope of the moonbat agenda right down our throats: The fifth-season premiere of ABC’s Modern Family featured a marriage proposal that wouldn’t have been possible only months ago. But in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision allowing same-sex marriage in California, producers of the...
  • Fox News Raises the Rainbow Flag

    09/15/2013 10:22:23 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 9/13/2013
    “Fox News joins the Pro-Homosexual Media Bandwagon” – so says Peter LaBarbera in a 40,000-word expose that flaunts over 220 footnotes. (Read the full report here: Unfair, Unbalanced and Afraid). While Sean Hannity chooses silence and John Stossel passive acceptance, rising star Megyn Kelly plays trans-gender advocate for Chaz Bono, then drops the “hate card” on the psychiatrist who disagrees. Bernie Goldberg pushes “Jesus is just alright with” gay, then implies that the Biblical heroes David and Jonathan were homosexual as were Ruth and Naomi. Sean Hannity? – Still mum. Bill O’Reilly bashes an ex-gay; Elizabeth Hasselbeck calls pope’s opposition...
  • Culture: WaPo columnist: This hulabaloo about Miley Cyrus really shows how racist we all are

    08/26/2013 5:49:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    CainTV ^ | Dan Calabrese
    "Slut-shaming and racial condescension." Silly me. To the extent that I thought about it at all, which wasn't much, I thought people were buzzing because someone who was an innocent family-friendly Disney Channel star just a few years ago is now prancing around on stage, simulating sex acts with some dude and wearing almost nothing. But I obviously forgot to check with Washington Post columnist Clinton Yates, who would have set me straight. It's really about racism. Oh, that and "slut-shaming" because how dare we object to a young woman letting loose with her honest expression or whatever. He appears...
  • Miley Cyrus gets embarrassingly raunchy at the VMAs [Another Reason To Keep Kids Off MTV]

    08/26/2013 5:09:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 99 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/26/13
    Justin Timberlake may have brought "SexyBack" on MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday night, but it was Miley Cyrus who turned things embarrassingly raunchy. Crotch grabbing? Check. Stripping and gyrations worthy of a strip club? Done. Prancing around in flesh-toned latex bra and panties? No prob. Grabbing and sticking her face in a dancer's rear end? You better believe it. Excessive tongue? As if you had to ask.
  • Miley Cyrus’ raunchy antics the talk of the MTV Video Music Awards

    08/26/2013 6:57:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 166 replies
    Euro News ^ | 08/26/2013
    The much anticipated MTV Video Music Awards were held on Sunday night in Brooklyn and crowds of screaming fans were not left disappointed, with costumes and controversy offered up in equal measure. Setting the tone for the night, the show was opened by Lady Gaga who performed her new single “Applause” in a series of outfits ranging from a square nun’s habit to a bikini thong. Her appearance was a little tame by Gaga standards, with no meat-suits or gun-bras to be seen. Taking over the role of ‘most shocking act’ was Miley Cyrus (pictured above). The former Disney Channel...