Monday, September 28, 2015

Outside Television Mourns Loss of Erik Roner

Statement from Outside Television on the death of Erik Roner:

It is with great sorrow that Outside Television mourns the loss of one of its own. Adventure icon Erik Roner died today in a parachuting accident in Squaw Valley, CA. Roner was part of the Outside Television family as the host of the network’s Locals series, where he traveled the world sharing with Outside Television viewers the hidden gems of outdoor communities not revealed in guidebooks.

“There are no words that can express this tremendous loss to the Outside Television family. Erik was not only a colleague, but also a personal friend, and it was a joy to watch him celebrate life on a daily basis. We are still trying to process this tragedy,” said Rob Faris, Senior VP, Programming and Production at Outside Television. “Our hearts go out to his family.”

In honor of Roner, Outside Television will air Locals on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 7:00pm ET through 11:00pm ET.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nominees: 69th Annual Tony Awards


Tony Award nominations were announced today for The 69th Annual Tony Awards, airing live on Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 p.m., live ET/delayed PT) on CBS. Nominations were announced live on CBS This Morning by actress Mary Louise Parker and actor Bruce Willis. “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” lead the nominations this year, with both productions vying for Tony Awards in 12 categories.

Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host the 2015 Tony Awards for the first time, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Below is a complete list of nominations for the 2015 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Steven Boyer, Hand to God
Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bill Nighy, Skylight
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Geneva Carr, Hand to God
Helen Mirren, The Audience
Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan, Skylight
Ruth Wilson, Constellations

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wendy Williams Returns to Host the Two-Part 'R&B Diva's' Season Three Reunion

TV One announced today that Emmy-nominated talk show queen Wendy Williams will continue to reign as host of the R&B Divas LA reunion special on Wednesday, April 22nd and Wednesday, April 29th at 10PM/ET. Filmed in NYC, the two-part special will bring together the entire cast including Lil' Mo, Chanté Moore, Michel'le, Chrisette Michele, Leela James, Brave and Stacy Francis to look back at the most explosive season yet. Viewers will find out what made Chrisette decide to break ties with the ladies once and for all, hear as Stacy's true motives for joining the cast are fiercely contested and Chanté gets her chance to sound off on why so much drama surrounds her each episode. The ladies hold nothing back as they openly deal with individual and collective issues and finally gain closure on this tumultuous season.

"It is always a blast hosting the reunion show with the ladies and getting them to spill the tea. Viewers are going to be shocked by the shade the divas are throwing this year, you won't want to miss it," said Wendy Williams.

RuPaul’s DragCon: The First Drag Convention in HERstory!

What do you get when you mashup Comic-Con, BeautyCon and Hello Kitty Con? RuPaul’s DragCon, of course. It’s the first ever convention that celebrates “the art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all” and will launch May 16-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

RuPaul’s DragCon will kick off the Gay Pride season with a fierce new twist. DragCon creators expect several thousand attendees to experience a glittering weekend with the largest ever gathering of drag queens and gay icons. The convention will feature over 100 vendors and exhibitors, panel discussions, screenings, autographs, and photo opportunities.

Spearheaded by RuPaul and World of Wonder, RuPaul’s DragCon will give a platform for fans – gay and straight - to meet and interact with world famous drag queens and other celebrity guests in a fan friendly environment. DragCon will include a wide range of programming:

· “SECRETS OF A PAGEANT QUEEN”
· “REAL WOMEN LOVE DRAG”
· “EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TUCKING BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK”
· “MONEY! SUCCESS! FAME! GLAMOR! “

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TLC Special 'My Husband's Not Gay' Explores Unconventional Mormon Marriages

It was only a matter of time before someone came up with a reality show about women married to men attracted to other men, and now TLC has done it.

In Salt Lake City, UT, there are some Mormons who live their lives... a little differently. There are some men who 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.

In the new TLC special My Husband's Not Gay - airing January 11 at 10 p.m. ET - these couples share the challenges they face every day and explain why they have decided to live the way they do, and explore how these wives endure this unusual facet in their relationships as they strive to make their marriages work.

Monday, December 8, 2014

NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Joined by Some Familiar Faces on 'Watch What Happens Live'

Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo
On Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak were joined by some familiar faces, including Marti Gould Cummings. Check out additional photos below:

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 7 Cast Revealed

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 cast.
RuPaul is back to storm the runway with the highly anticipated seventh season of the groundbreaking series, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Logo TV revealed the eagerly awaited cast comprised of the nation’s 14 drag elite tonight during the 2014 New Now Next Awards. In a nod to superfans, Logo TV also launched a social scavenger hunt earlier this week via Snapchat and Facebook that culminated in the announcement of Miss Fame and Jasmine Masters as competing queens.

"This year we have some of the youngest and oldest contestants in RuPaul's Drag Race herstory," said Executive Producer, RuPaul. "Study each queen closely. Do not underestimate anyone. The girls that make it to the top this season will shock you."

The new season, which will premiere in 2015, will feature the Queens competing for the crown to determine who will walk away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America’s Next Drag Superstar." Along the way, they’ll deliver gag-worthy and jaw-dropping moments as these talented ladies of drag join RuPaul’s court of esteemed queens to compete in the pop culture phenomenon that has taken the world by its weave.

The 14 queens going "wigs to the wall" for the win include:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Dallas Cowboys Sign Michael Sam to Practice Squad; Sam Wears Number 46


Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said today that the move to add defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, to the team's practice squad was strictly a football decision.

During a regularly scheduled news conference, Garrett addressed the addition of Sam without once referencing Sam's sexuality or the significance of signing him and repeated that his arrival is strictly to help the team at a position of need.

"This is about football," Garrett said. "We evaluated him as a football player and felt he could help us as a football player. We want to see what he can do. Our attention and focus is on football."

Calling Sam a "very good" college player, Garrett said Sam's collegiate track record speaks for itself. Garrett added that while he did not speak directly with St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher, he received "good reports from a number of people about (Sam)" in St. Louis.

Ban Lifted from LGBT Groups Marching In St. Patrick's Day Parade!!

Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
Re: Ban Lifted from LGBT Groups Marching In St. Patrick's Day Parade
In solidarity with LGBT groups, Council contingent did not march in this year's parade

"This is a welcome first step and a good day for New Yorkers who believe in fairness, equality, and human rights. For far too long the St. Patrick's Day Parade excluded New Yorkers just because of who they to love. I am happy organizers finally realized that this parade is better when all are invited."