David Yurman’s Madison Avenue townhouse, which displayed his newest collection for ogling in honor of the GLAAD Media Awards, is beige. Waiter, models, or waiter-models in black swooped around the glass jewelry displays brandishing tuna tartar on tiny bites of toast, and GLAAD co-chairs welcomed participants as they filed inside, heading straight for the champagne at the far wall.
Never one to shy away from the IRL controversy of its stars, last night’s 30 Rock devoted a whole episode to Tracy Morgan‘s now-infamous homophobic stand-up set in Nashville last Spring, which he’s since apologized for.
The episode, aptly titled “Crisis Control” revolved around the backlash after “Tracy Jordan” (played by Morgan) angered the gay community, and confused GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) with the trash bag company. Topical!
For those of you not keeping score at home, Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti “Don’t Call Me a Yenta” Stanger has managed to offend nearly half of Bravo’s fan base in a cluelessly homophobic media blitzkrieg over the past two weeks. The most recent of these classic Patti moments occurred last night on The Joy Behar show, where Ms. Stanger tried to clarify what some perceived as anti-gay comments from last week. This is how she “clarified” them: “I’m an advocate for gay marriage. I have more gay friends than Carter has pills,” the Bravo train wreck told Ms. Behar.
Yikes. Stop it? Not a chance.
What would Sandra Lee cook if she were catering the GLAAD Media Awards? The gubernatorial girlfriend, best known for her open-up-a-can recipes, didn’t hesitate. “I would do a Burrata cheese, heirloom tomato, an amazing olive oil, crispy pancetta … right next to a big, beautiful Bellini.”
Ms. Lee was on the blue carpet at Times Read More
“We’re not happy with ourselves,” Nina Tassler, the president of CBS entertainment, told reporters last week.
Ms. Tassler is not happy because her network has been receiving failing grades from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for not showing enough gays and lesbian characters in its programming. But there is hope Read More
The network of How I Met Your Mother and Neil Patrick Harris received failing marks for gay and lesbian “inclusivity.”
CBS scored a 7 percent on Glaad’s — the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — annual “Responsibility Index,” which ranks how well the networks represent gays and lesbians in their programming (Read More
Same-sex couples may now apply to have their weddings broadcast on The Today Show! Now, like straight couples, they have a shot at being selected for the “Today Throws a Wedding” feature, which profiles the engaged and selects one lucky couple, reality-style, to be married on-air. And NBC picks up the check. Read More
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which each year rewards what they view as positive depictions of gay people in various media from reality shows to newspapers to comic books, has made a happy woman of Us Weekly editor Janice Min.
In 2005, GLAAD nominated magazines such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Read More