GLAAD: 'Glee' shouldn't have used 'tra**y'
November 2nd, 2010
02:30 PM ET

GLAAD: 'Glee' shouldn't have used 'tra**y'

After the Parents Television Council gave them heat for that racy GQ photo shoot, "Glee" has come under fire once again: New York magazine's Vulture reports that GLAAD is upset that the hit Fox series featured the word "tra**y" in its "Rocky Horror"-themed show.

In the episode, the character of Mike Chang offers to play campy cross-dresser Dr. Frank-N-Furter but then backs out, explaining that his parents don't want him “dressing up like a tra**y.”

"The casual manner in which the word was used is jarring, even if he may have been repeating what his parents said," GLAAD'S Matt Kane writes on the organization's site.

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Stewart/Colbert rally brings in big ratings
November 2nd, 2010
02:28 PM ET

Stewart/Colbert rally brings in big ratings

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear drew about 250,000 people to the National Mall this past Saturday, but there were hundreds of thousands more who were there in spirit via live stream, according to a release from Comedy Central.

The network, which airs Stewart’s “Daily Show” and the “Colbert Report,” reports that there were 570,000 live streams happening via ComedyCentral.com or an iPhone, iPad or Android device.

This turned Saturday’s rally into one of the largest live-streamed events for MTV Networks, and it was the largest single event ever for Foursquare. The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear was an “Epic Swarm,” with more than 50,000 check-ins between the two locations and more than 25,000 badge unlocks, according to the statement.

To top it off, the rally also pulled in 2 million viewers during Comedy Central’s live coverage from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.


Filed under: Late Night comedy • television
'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is fame to blame for Demi Lovato's issues?
November 2nd, 2010
01:45 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is fame to blame for Demi Lovato's issues?

Hey, it’s A.J. Hammer here, and I am totally stunned by the news today that 18-year-old Demi Lovato, who stars on the Disney show “Sonny with a Chance,” is seeking treatment for emotional issues.

Demi, who's been a star since the age of 7, had been touring with the Jonas Brothers when she decided to leave and seek treatment. The young star seemed to have everything together, but was it all too much? What do you think - is fame to blame? Let us know in the comments!

Here are more big stories I’m fired up about today…

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Fergie: I have trust in my relationship
November 2nd, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Fergie: I have trust in my relationship

That confidence Fergie exudes onstage is no act.

In the latest issue of Glamour, the singer opens up about believing in herself as well as her marriage.

Read the full interview with Fergie

The former child star and current member of the Black Eyed Peas is no stranger to seeing her name in the headlines, but things took a turn for the worse in the fall of 2009, when her 10-month marriage to actor Josh Duhamel, 37, was rocked by rumors of infidelity.

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Not so sexy times for 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'
November 2nd, 2010
11:45 AM ET

Not so sexy times for 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

I suppose the Georgia peaches thought they were bringing sexy back on the latest episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

They were not.

Sure, there was lots of talk about sex, but there was very little “sexiness" on last night's show. Let’s start with NeNe and Cynthia prancing around in their bras for the entire mall (and America) to see. I am so over NeNe’s new boobs, nose and lipo that I would be perfectly fine if we never discussed it again.

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Zach Galifianakis lit up a fake joint on 'Real Time'
November 2nd, 2010
10:34 AM ET

Zach Galifianakis lit up a fake joint on 'Real Time'

It seems that tabacky wasn't so wacky when Zach Galifianakis lit up during a recent appearance on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher."

Discussing California's Proposition 19 ballot, which seeks to legalize marijuana possession for personal use, "The Hangover" star pulled out a joint, lit it, and began puffing away as his fellow panelists sat stunned.

Though conservative television and radio commentator Margaret Hoover sniffed the cigarette and assured viewers, "It's real," Maher's publicist has since told celeb site RumorFix, "It was not an actual joint. It was a prop."

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