The Eight-Day Week
Funny lady Jane Lynch, currently starring on stage as crazy Miss Hannigan in Annie and best known as crazy gym coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, hosts TrevorLive, an annual gala with entertainment guests directed by Broadway’s Michael Wilson. The show boasts performances by Billy Porter of Kinky Boots, Andrew Rannells of HBO’s Girls, Dallas Roberts Read More
fashion and comics
Last season, television’s most anodyne evening got a shot of hipness in the form of Sex and the City executive producer Michael Patrick King’s new series, 2 Broke Girls. The CBS comedy about young ladies in Brooklyn was an instant hit, kicking off a season-long discussion about girl-women on TV (viz. Girls, New Girl) and Read More
Gone are the days when you had to choose between Betty and Veronica…now you can be both! (Or you can be like Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character of Archie, and get your own spin-off.) MAC cosmetics has teamed up with Archie Comics and its publisher, Nancy Silberkleit, to create a line of MAC Archie’s Girls cosmetics.
There will be a corresponding event for Comic-Con, naturally.
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If the theater isn’t your thing, you might want to reconsider renouncing the Great White Way (thanks, Smash, for making that term ubiquitous again) until after buying tickets for Seminar. Jeff Goldblum, who is second maybe only to Neil Patrick Harris and John Malkovich in self-satirizing, told Jimmy Kimmel last night that he will be taking over for Alan Rickman in Theresa Rebeck‘s Seminar as the grumpy teacher, Leonard. Oh man, but will he be doing it as drunk Jeff Goldblum??
Camp is dead, and you’re invited to its autopsy the Monday after the Super Bowl. That’s when the new NBC series Smash premieres (though it’s already available online). The drama takes place behind the scenes of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe, following the cast and crew through their various personal and professional Read More
Lies Damn Lies ...
Are you surprised that New Yorker publications love liberal TV? Not really? That’s okay, it’s still interesting to read up on the Experian-Simmons survey that measured consumer’s TV preferences against their political ideology and then spat out a bunch of shows that determine how liberal or conservative you are. Surprisingly (not surprisingly), most New York media favor the programs only watched by people who voted for Obama and support green initiatives.
As hoards of teenagers gathered outside the new New York Observer building, complete with campy concession stand and various fan accessories, the only conclusion we could draw was that they must have heard about this afternoon’s midtown west broker’s event.
While the crowds might have had something to do with the Glee stars rumored to be stopping Read More
The New York Times announces that Jane Lynch is set to write a memoir, entitled Happy Accidents. The book, due in spring, will, of course, cover her current awards-magnet work on Glee, as well as her struggle with alcoholism and accepting her homosexuality. Thankfully, it will also discuss her early roles in Christopher Read More
5 Fearless Emmy Predictions: Glee, Amy Poehler and More! Read More
The list of Hollywood stars that have either appeared on Glee (Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenowith) or are rumored to appear on Glee (Katy Perry, Katie Holmes, anyone else named Katie/Katy, Britney Spears) are pretty much exactly who you would expect — some mix of singers, dancers, actors and people just famous enough to give Read More