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Jan 18, 2013 09:52 EST
Media veteran Peter Liguori, a former News Corp and Discovery Communications top executive, has been named chief executive at Tribune Co. following the conglomerate's exit from bankruptcy.
Dec 27, 2012 19:00 EST
Ryan Murphy, the creator of Fox's 'Glee' and NBC's 'The New Normal,' and his husband David Miller are dads. Ryan Murphy, the creator of Fox's Glee, NBC's The New Normal and FX's American Horror Story, and his husband, photographer David Miller, are dads. Logan Phineas Miller Murphy was born on Christmas Eve at 9:47AM and weighed in at 6.6 pounds and 21 inches, E! News reported. He is the couple's first child. Murphy and Miller, who've known each other for over 15 years, married in Massachusetts in July. In an interview from earlier this year with The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy said he would be an ?incredibly fun? father. ?I think I'll be incredibly fun and overwhelmed and all about manners,? Murphy said. ?People always say when you have a child it brings you back to when you were a kid, and I'm excited to do that. I had a very rocky, difficult, emotional childhood with my parents. And then I'm excited to have somebody or something come in and say: 'Really? I don't care what you think.
Dec 26, 2012 19:00 EST
Yeardley Smith, who plays Lisa on 'The Simpsons,' has pledged $25K to fight California's gay marriage ban. Yeardley Smith, the French-born actress best know for playing the voice of Lisa Simpson on Fox's animated series The Simpsons, has pledged up to $25,000 to the group challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announced the gift in an email to supporters on Thursday. ?My friend and AFER supporter Yeardley Smith stepped up to help us reach our $50,000 goal by the end of the year,? wrote Dustin Lance Black, an AFER founding board member and the writer of the film Milk and the play 8. ?She'll match every donation we receive until we hit our target. We're so close and we need your help to get there.? In Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER is representing two gay couples who wish to marry but cannot because of Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment which limits marriage to heterosex
Dec 25, 2012 19:00 EST
Chris Colfer, who plays gay student Kurt Hummel on Fox's 'Glee,' believes he's more than a gay role model. Chris Colfer, who plays gay student Kurt Hummel on Fox's musical comedy Glee, believes he's a role model to more than just gay kids. The 22-year-old Colfer told UK's Gay Times that a majority of his fans are not gay. ?I would say my demographic, my fan-base, is 10% gay kids, and the rest is just normal kids who feel like they don't fit in,? Colfer said. ?I feel like Kurt, even though he is gay, I feel like his story was universal; any kid going through that struggle for acceptance in a place that does not accept them, fell in love with him. I feel like I am a role model to a lot more than just one demographic.? On the current portrayal of gay people on television, Colfer said: ?Of course I have many opinions about it, but I try to focus on the fact that at least there are gay people on TV. Ten years ago, 15 years ago, there were none. There was the Ellen (DeGeneres) show and then
Dec 24, 2012 19:00 EST
Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on Fox's 'Glee,' says he's bummed over Blaine and Kurt (played by Chris Colfer) breaking up. Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on Fox's Glee, says he's bummed over Blaine and Kurt (played by Chris Colfer) breaking up. Referring to his own character on the show, Criss told UK's Gay Times: ?Well, we don't know if he did actually cheat.? ?I have my own ideas about who Blaine is, and obviously the writers have a better idea, and so you find the middle ground and try to do your job to make it as truthful as possible. I think about three years ago, when we met Blaine, if you had told me he was going to cheat ,I would have been like, ?What? No way, man!? I thought that would never happen. But then again, people are layered, they have a lot of different things going on and maybe that?s who he was when he met Kurt because he was trying to give a good impression ? well, I think he was being genuine ? but people?s interests in other people get complicated. It?s not as
Dec 08, 2012 19:00 EST
Alex Newell, who plays Wade 'Unique' Adams on Fox's musical-comedy 'Glee,' has joined the NOH8 Campaign. ?Alex Newell, who plays Wade ?Unique? Adams on Fox's musical-comedy Glee, has joined the NOH8 Campaign, which raises awareness and funds for gay rights causes, including ending California's 2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban, Proposition 8. The campaign's Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley photograph celebrities, politicians, professional athletes and everyday folks with their mouths duct taped and the campaign's familiar ?NOH8? slogan often written on one cheek. In his photograph, Newell, who plays Glee's first transgender character, is wearing a long-sleeved white t-shirt and a tiara. Newell, 20, joined Glee after finishing runner up on cabler Oxygen's reality show The Glee Project. Celebrities who have recently joined the NOH8 Campaign include singer Ricky Martin, actress Lana Parrilla, actor LeVar Burton, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, singer LeAnn Rimes, actor T
Dec 04, 2012 11:49 EST
Fox News chief Roger Ailes sent an envoy to Afghanistan early last year to encourage General David Petraeus to run against Barack Obama for the US presidency, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
Nov 27, 2012 19:00 EST
Mallory Owens was allegedly attacked on Thanksgiving Day by her girlfriend's brother. An Alabama woman was allegedly attacked on Thanksgiving Day by her girlfriend's brother, Travis Hawkins Jr. Twenty-three-year-old Mallory Owens suffered multiple skull fractures and crushed bones as a result of the attack, NBC affiliate Local 15 reported. She was released from the hospital on Monday. What prompted the attack remains unclear. However, Owens' mother, Kristi Taylor, told WKRG.com that Owens was beaten because she is gay. ?She was invited over by the family to eat Thanksgiving,? Taylor said. ?I did not want her to go, I begged her not to go, knowing how the family felt about her. But she said, 'They're trying to be nice.'? Taylor told Fox 10 TV that Hawkins attacked her with a pipe in the back of the head. Hawkins has been charged with second degree assault. Prosecutors said it was premature to call the attack a hate crime. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest gay rights
Nov 15, 2012 19:00 EST
Boy George, Jane Lynch, Sharon Needles and Andrew Rannells grace the covers of gay glossy Out's Out 100 list. Boy George, Jane Lynch, Sharon Needles and Andrew Rannells grace the covers of gay glossy Out's Out 100 list. The magazine's December/January double issue features Lynch, best known for playing sharp tongued coach Sue Sylvester on Fox's Glee, Needles, season four winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, Andrew Rannells, who is currently starring on NBC's The New Normal, and Boy George. Boy George is featured in DJ Yoda's new single Happy. (The video from Happy is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.) Rannells told Out: ?I feel very proud to be a part of The New Normal. I hope that it's considered to be a part of the evolution of gay relationships on television. Coming from Nebraska, it's exciting to me that people I went to grade school with, people that I grew up going to church with, are watching the show.? Other notables on the list include Elton John and his
Nov 12, 2012 19:00 EST
Plans for the film adaption of 'The Normal Heart' include turning it into a made for televison movie. Plans for the film adaption of The Normal Heart include turning it into a made-for-televison movie. According to BroadwayWorld.com, the film won't be shown at the multiplex. Instead it will be an HBO television production with an estimated budget of $15 million. As previously reported, Mark Ruffalo ? a co-star of the 2010 lesbian moms flick The Kids Are Alright ? will tackle his first gay role playing Ned Weeks, the hero of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play about the early days of the AIDS pandemic. Director Ryan Murphy, the creator of Fox's Glee and FX's Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story, has reportedly cast Julia Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner, the only doctor in New York City taking the disease seriously, and Alec Baldwin as Ben Weeks, a lawyer and Ned Weeks' brother. Big Bang Theory co-star Jim Parsons will reprise his Broadway role of AIDS activist Tommy Boatwright. White Collar sta
Nov 06, 2012 11:26 EST
As Americans troop to the polls to decide between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, here's a guide to what to watch for on election night:
Nov 05, 2012 02:03 EST
Armchair election watchers should brace themselves on Tuesday; it's going to be a marathon. Here is a guide outlining the principle elements to look out for as President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney go toe to toe on election night.
Oct 29, 2012 07:59 EDT
The English Premier League and US broadcaster NBC on Monday said they had signed a new, three-year rights deal, capitalising on the growing popularity of the world's most popular football league in the United States.
Oct 28, 2012 20:00 EDT
Sir Ian McKellen is set to play gay in an upcoming British television series. Sir Ian McKellen is set to play gay in an upcoming British television series. McKellen will star opposite Sir Derek Jacobi in the sitcom Vicious Old Queens, a comedy about an elderly gay couple living in Covent Garden, The British Comedy Guide reported. Both Jacobi and and McKellen are gay in real life. Vicious Old Queens will be 6 30-minute episodes set to air on ITV. It is written by Gary Janetti, a former writer and executive producer of the Fox animated series Family Guy and NBC's Will & Grace. The British show is set to premiere in April of next year. There are currently no plans to broadcast the series in the United States. (Related: Ian McKellen calls being closeted ?choking? a part of yourself.) ?
Oct 21, 2012 19:14 EDT
Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney's camps traded barbs Sunday on the eve of the final presidential debate, looking to exploit cracks in each other's foreign policy in the home stretch of a brutal election campaign.
Oct 21, 2012 14:59 EDT
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were racing through last-minute preparations for Monday's final debate, looking to exploit cracks in each other's foreign policy in the home stretch of a brutal election.
Oct 10, 2012 20:00 EDT
Darren Criss is putting a positive spin on the end of his television romance with Chris Colfer on the Fox's 'Glee'. Darren Criss is putting a positive spin on the end of his television romance with Chris Colfer on the Fox musical-comedy Glee. In last week's episode, titled The Break-Up, Blaine (played by Darren Criss) visited Kurt (Chris Colfer) in New York City, where Kurt is now working as an intern at Vogue.com. Blaine revealed to Kurt that he was having an affair with Eli, whom viewers have yet to meet. But is this the end for TV's most adorable gay couple? In an interview with TVLine.com, Criss left the door open. ?It's very open-ended,? Criss said of his character's affair. ?We don't know who this person is or what this decision was.? ?I would love to see them [Blaine and Kurt] be a part of each other's future relationships. If Kurt meets someone new and they are having some problems, I hope Blaine is the person that Kurt calls and says, 'This is really tough for me.' And vice-ve
Oct 10, 2012 20:00 EDT
Jane Lynch and Reichen Lehmkuhl have added their names to the global boycott of Amway Corporation. Jane Lynch and Reichen Lehmkuhl have added their names to the global boycott of Amway Corporation. Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger is leading the boycott against the Orlando Magic and Amway over a donation given by the president of the companies in support of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage. At a press conference in Las Vegas to announce the boycott, Karger said that Doug DeVos gave $500,000 to the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund through his Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation. Karger told MLive.com that Lynch, who plays coach Sue Sylvester on Fox's Glee, and Lehmkuhl, who appeared on cabler Logo's The A List: New York, both signed postcards chiding DeVos for his donation. Karger said he has collected 50 signatures so far. In an interview with the Grand Rapids Press, Rich DeVos, Doug DeVos' fa
Oct 05, 2012 11:06 EDT
There is a record percentage of gay characters on US television this season, reflecting Americans' growing acceptance of the LGBT community, media advocacy group GLAAD said Friday.
Sep 30, 2012 16:10 EDT
Paul Ryan acknowledged "missteps" Sunday in the Republican presidential campaign, as the party struggled to stay on message regarding expectations for Mitt Romney's upcoming debate performance.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Type||Broadcast television network|
|Founded||by Rupert Murdoch, Barry Diller|
|Owner||Fox Entertainment Group (News Corporation)|
|Key people||Peter Rice—Chairman, Entertainment|
Kevin Reilly—President, Entertainment
|Launch date||October 9, 1986|
|Former names||Briefly abbreviated "FBC"|
|Picture format||480i/576i (SD)|