Tim Allen’s new sitcom Last Man Standing premiered on ABC Tuesday night, drawing jeers from sensible audience members and critics alike. Several took offense to one joke in particular. Mike (Allen) is complaining about the sensitivity training at the school his kids attend. “I just don’t think your kid should go to that school,” he says. “You know how that ends up—Boyd dancing on a float.”
Entertainment Weekly’s Tanner Stransky wrote a post on why the joke is offensive. And he’s right—it’s pretty awful. But the real problem is the series’ larger concern with masculinity, and a growing trend in returning to so-called traditional gender roles. More
If a business is going to discriminate against a lesbian couple, they’d perhaps be wise to avoid discriminating against one of the most high-profile lesbian couples around. No such luck for Southwest Airlines, however — on Monday L Word star Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend Camilia Grey were escorted off a flight for “inappropriate behavior.” Meaning: a brief and innocuous kiss — you know, like the way that couples do. More
Would you eat a hot dog named after Bravo’s own Yente for millionaires, Patti Stanger? If you’re in Los Angeles, you totally can. Papaya King in LA is offering a Patti Stanger-endorsed gluten-free hot dog, features two chili dogs topped with onions, mustard and sauerkraut, wrapped in butter lettuce. For just $4 you can have this and a medium soft drink — but what’s four bucks to those in the company of Patti Stanger? More
And it references both Sarah McLachlan and Rebecca Black. A+! More
Contrary to what the Jack and Jill trailer would have you believe, I remember a time when Adam Sandler at least tried to create funny characters. Then again, which campers here remember SNL‘s “Canteen Boy,” the nature-fanatic assistant scoutmaster who displayed acute characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome? To refresh your memory, most Canteen Boy sketches revolved around Sandler’s character being teased by fellow scouts for being a slow idiot. Yikes, SNL. More
Tracy Morgan is still dealing with fallout from the homophobic tirade he unleashed at a stand-up show last week. He offered yet another apology today — and it’s one that, frankly, seems genuine and fully remorseful:
“The truth is if I had a gay son, I would love him just as much as if he was straight. I might have to try to love even more because I know of the difficulty that he would have in society. Of all the sicknesses, there is probably none more abusive than homophobia. More
Tracy Morgan update: the comedian has apologized for the hateful homophobic remarks he unleashed last weekend. Tracy’s statement reads:
“I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words at my recent stand-up act in Nashville. I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others.
Glee is the breakout Fox hit about a group of misfit underdogs who join forces and sing their little hearts out once a week. Every week in Mr. Schuester’s rehearsal space, cheerleaders join up with crippled kids, the high school quarterback makes out with the over-achieving nag, and the African-American diva shares a solo with the gay kid. More
“Wow,” we thought when we read Bristol Palin‘s well-reasoned, thoughtful (no jk) response on Facebook this weekend. After Margaret Cho went public with news that her new best friendie Bristol Palin was forced into Dancing With The Stars by her mother, we expected an outraged rebuttal. After all, it doesn’t even really make sense: didn’t Bristol flaunt her short dresses and Sarah Palin-mocking outfits on the first episodes? More
Yesterday we mentioned the controversy that befell 16-year-old Willow Palin after she posted homophobic remarks on a Facebook thread about her mom’s new TLC show. The story’s been picking up steam in the national media, partly because of the lack of an official statement or apology from any of the Palins.
The Inter-quarrell began when one of the Palin kids’ Facebook friends updated his status to express his opinion that Sarah Palin’s Alaska “is failing so hard right now.” Bristol Palin responded immediately, and little sis Willow jumped in soon after. Willow used the words “faggot” and “gay” in the pejorative to attack kids who disparaged against her family’s TV efforts (Dancing with the Stars included). She also called one kid, named Matt “effin fat as hell,” to which he responded: “& hello nice to meet you too Willow, I have Crones (sic) disease and am steroids for my stomach causing me to gain weight. I take them twice a day to stay alive, I know I’m not the skinniest person alive, but you started the shit.”
Daniel Radcliffe is in the newest issue of “Attitude”; you can see the front page here. You can see full scans of the interview here. Dan talks about sexuality, racism, British politics, homophobia and gay sex education in schools; as … More
W00t! Go and check out this awesome interview with Daniel Radcliffe in Attitude magazine; full interview and scans are included. He talks about future roles, homophobia, Harry Potter, and more.
From the official IMAX press release: Our release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is scheduled for November, and we expect that as with Harry Potter 5, certain sections of the film such as the finale will be presented … More
In an interview given to Edinburgh University’s Student newspaper, JK Rowling defines what homophobia means to her as well as the thought process that went into outing Dumbledore as a gay man: “Homophobia is a fear of people loving, more … More