It's almost that time! We've been getting hints and teases all year that Jennifer Saunders and co. were back in the studio and filming some new Ab Fab episodes, simply because the world can never get enough. Unfortunately this clip just includes a predictable Twitter joke involving Bubble (she's looking mighty old that Jane Horrocks!), but we know you want to watch it anyway.
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Wow, you guys. People really hate The A-List: Dallas! Less than two weeks after obnoxious twink Republican Taylor Garrett got bloodied and had his car vandalized by some haters (they were fellow homosexuals who were actually hating on him for being an Ann Coulter fan), Garrett's sometime playmate Levi Crocker got his head bashed with a barstool in an Oklahoma City gay bar by some vocal non-fans of the show. He even posted a photo of his wound. Personally we think Crocker seems like kind of a sweetie when he isn't totally hammered, and the show really isn't worse than A-List: New York. Not that we'd wish violence on anyone, but how come we never heard any stories of tansexual Derek getting slapped in public for being a douche? [Queerty]
EARLIER: Levi Crocker Naked from A-List: Dallas [NSFW! - WeHo Confidential]
Rather than watch the actual, semi-depressing Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys on the Sundance channel, we offer you this. From the mind and limitless personae of Michael Lucid (a.k.a. Damiana Garcia) comes this piece of parodic YouTubery about a pair of Nashville pals, fag and hag, who like to black out on Triple-Black Smirnoff Ices together.
We're sure some of you are going to snicker about this -- okay, we kind of are, but we shouldn't be because violence is bad -- but A-List: Dallas twink and proud conservative politico Taylor Garrett got knocked to the ground and got his ear bloodied by some guys (likely also gay), one of whom was carving the words 'Fuck Coulter' onto the side of Garrett's car. We're assuming there was some earlier argument in a bar or something (it being a Friday night after all), or maybe this was just the response of some viewers of the show who've gotten fed up with Garrett's smarmy Republican arrogance -- going so far as to shove hottie Levi into the pool even though he'd liked to be reamed really hard by Levi when a little more sober. In any event, look how sad he is with blood on him you guys! We should ever hurt our own... Oh, but then he makes this charming comment, in response to his attackers: "The Democrats want me to live on their plantation as their slave, because I’m a gay person," he said. "And I refuse to do that." Nice, dude. Making a slavery reference. Go Texas! See the Coulter vandalism below.
Here it is, kids: the teaser trailer for the fourth cycle season of everyone's favorite tranny variety hour and reality death match, Rupaul's Drag Race. The theme here is "drag droids," but we have to say even without the robotic dance moves some of these queens look pretty special. And fierce. Did we say that? We said it. We can't wait for the story on that blonde with the lips. The show premieres, as always, in January.
Even though he usually shoots his TBS show CONAN in California, where same-sex marriage remains famously illegal, Conan O'Brien is in New York this week doing a series of broadcasts from the Beacon Theater. And in a brilliant move which we won't reduce to the level of publicity stunt (but it is that too), O'Brien performed TV's first gay marriage last night, between his staff costumer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein. Cronick, naturally, got walked down the aisle by King of Gay TV, Andy Cohen.
Finally, last week, Thomas Jane's character on Hung showed a bit of his lengendarily large penis (sadly we missed this because our satellite's been out). SuperheroFan has the NSFW shots, which only includes a quick but girthy cock-top-shot.
Also, in trying to court some more gay viewers, Hung will FINALLY feature a gay john for Jane's character -- because it's SO believable that he'd be a hustler with an exclusively female clientele. The gay story arc, featuring actor Jamie Clayton as a new client, starts on Sunday, November 6. [Queerty]
We know it's the biggest gay cliché but admit it, you're fucking excited. Ab Fab is coming back! Yes. Yes, it's true. You can't keep Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders -- who was recently battling cancer -- down. We heard there was some kind of Christmas special in the works, and now Entertainment Weekly gets a first glimpse of the gals on set for the three new episodes which are set to air on BBC America and Logo in early 2012. Behold... (one more below) [via EW]
We've avoided talking about it. We're probably even going to regret admitting it. But we've been watching the second season of Logo's The A-List: New York because we like to laugh at gay people and in the stubborn hope that it might, maybe, turn interesting. But for those who have stupidly been doing the same, you already know the answer: it hasn't. In fact, this is some of the worst television we've ever seen, and that's saying quite a lot given this past decade of reality-TV ridiculousness. Austin almost posed for Playgirl but didn't. That bitch Derek is starting a spray-tan line called Tansexual which he thinks is going to make him rich. Rodiney continues to try to speak English. And the new girl, Nyasha -- who they only threw in the mix because she's loud and everyone else had already proved too fucking boring, even though it's clear none of them want to be friends with her -- is just a silly ho who talks too much.
Oh this just makes our day... Summer Heights High tranny creator Chris Lilley is hard at work on a new series down in Australia called Angry Boys, which HBO has already picked up for a late-2011 run. The show will feature Lilley doing his signature age- and gender-defying drag, including the portrayal of twin teenagers Daniel and Nathan Sims (pictured) -- and he'll be doing one better with the drag this time, playing Japanese mother Jen Okazaki, who decides to make her skateboarding son famous by having him come out of the closet, even though he isn't really gay. [HBO via Queerty]
In news that should shock no one, GLAAD released their annual report of most gay-friendly television networks. At the top of the list? All teen networks (CW, ABC Family) featuring the shows you've vaguely heard about - Gossip Girl, Glee, Pretty Little Liars. And the least gay-friendly? All the boring-ass adult programs watched by the segment of America that still has it in for the gays - to wit, CBS. On the plus side, gay-happy teens turn into gay-friendly adults so we guess it's only a matter of time before adult shows actually feature credible gay characters. Meaning in ten years Will & Grace will be as much of a joke to us as Paul Lynde ever was.
We can't exactly endorse this until we've seen it -- and, you know, listening to Amanda Lepore talk has a way of making a person feel lobotomized. But Cazwell is hosting a new show on here! networks called Boombox that's sort of like old-school MTV-style, where he shares music videos and chats about them with guests. We can't show you a clip because here!'s website is currently a little effed. We also aren't clear when this airs. But anyway, Cazwell's hot, and the first episode features his pal-in-the-nightlife, Amanda Lepore, sitting on the couch with him.
Have you heard of/seen The Fabulous Beekman Boys? It's one of the gayer shows on basic cable -- on the Planet Green channel -- and follows the plight of a gay NYC couple "roughing it" on a historic farm in upstate New York. They have a llama, whom they refer to as "the Naomi Campbell of llamas," and about 50 goats, and it's all super gay. Martha-like and ambitious, they're starting an "organic lifestyle brand." In true gay form, they somehow got Sharon Jones to come sing to their goats for Mother's Day. So here's Sharon, in sequins and fringe, singing to some goats on a farm. Below, a look at the boys' and their eco-conscious NYC pied-a-terre.
The list of nominees for Logo's NewNowNext Awards -- their annual small-scale foray into MTV VMA-like hip-awards-ceremony land -- are out, and they're as boring as ever. They have categories like "'Cause You're Hot" and "Brink of Fame Actor" where we're assuming they're just trying their luck at getting Andrew Garfield or Joe Manganiello to show up to something so they can cop a feel. And then there's categories like "Most Addictive Reality Star" and "Next Must-See Movie" where we're like, wow guys, this really is like an awards show two twelve-year-old girls would have in their basement. Anyway, we still can't decide whether to be hurt or relieved not to be included (yet again) among the nominees for the #zOMG Internet Award. The show happens in New York sometime next month, and then airs on Logo on April 11.
Just to be clear: Not only is it "gonna get messy up in here" with the cast of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 3, but it's going to be a hot mess. You hear that, gurl? Anyway, if they're going to have any sort of viewership Logo needs to speak the language of gay-bar gays who never met a gay cliche they didn't repeat, so we try to cut them some slack. Apart from Bravo and that here! channel and their vampire shows, they're all we've got. Are we going to watch RDR3? Most probably. Will we be cringing through much of it and wishing they'd put a tranny on there who wasn't from some corner of the country where Rihanna and Celine Dion numbers were still their bread and butter? Definitely.
We don't approve AT ALL. But 1 Girl, 5 Gays back for a second season (in Canada, but soon on Logo, we're sure), and they're Canadian, so we'll try to forgive and move on. Also, the host of this In Toronto show -- who gets this EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking late-night show! -- is kind of cartoony but we'd do him. [via OMG]