I’m surprised RuPaul didn’t think of this sooner. The grand dame of RuPaul’s Drag Race is heading out on the road. Correction. Ru herself isn’t going, but she’s sending her trusty hag Michelle Visage to oversee and host the Battle of the Seasons tour. Tickets go on sale today Friday, July 19. No stalling and be sure to act quickly just in case the show in your city sells out.
“I am honored to be the hostess (a.k.a drag mother) to these talented queens, and we are overjoyed to be working with the legendary Live Nation to bring the art of drag to yet another level: theater,” Michelle Visage said. “RuPaul’s Drag Race has given the art form a voice, and we cannot wait to use it at a theater near you!”
Things are looking pretty good for The Mindy Project. In the past couple of days, the FOX sitcom has managed to book two remarkable guest stars. As a fan of the comedy and of these two actors, I’m even more stoked for the show’s second season. Hopefully, the underrated comedy can bring in more viewers to stave off cancellation.
Oscar nominee James Franco has signed on for a two-episode arc starting on the season premiere airing Tuesday, September 17. His character Dr. Paul Leotard is a charismatic and popular doctor who replaces Mindy (Mindy Kaling) at Shulman & Associates while she is in Haiti on a volunteer mission. A former professional fashion model, Dr. Leotard radically altered his career goals after he accidentally walked off a runway at fashion week and was saved by a pregnant woman. From that day forward, he devoted himself to helping pregnant women and immediately applied to medical school. Find out who the other new addition is below.
American Horror Story (17 nominations), Game of Thrones (16 nominations) and 30 Rock (13 nominations) may have lead the field in their respective categories (mini-series, drama and comedy) but it’s House of Cards that’s making history. The made-for-Netflix drama raked in nine nominations, making it the first time that an online-only television show has been in the running for a major awards show.
In fact, Netflix scored 14 in total with Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove also getting recognition. Watch out cable and broadcast networks, there’s a new player in town. It’s worth noting that the series earned a coveted best drama series nomination, compounding the humiliation of the main broadcast networks, which did not get a single mention in that category.
Since there are so many categories, I’m only going to briefly touch upon the major snubs. Tatiana Maslany who recently won a critics award for Orphan Black was nowhere to be seen. Also, perpetual nominees Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), John Slattery (Mad Men) and Jeff Probst (Survivor) were just a few who didn’t her their name today. Also worth mentioning, Zooey Deschanel didn’t get a nomination this year. Sucks not being the New Girl anymore ;)
On the other hand, I’m beyond ecstatic that my girl Kerry Washington snagged a Best Actress nominee but surprised her other Scandal co-stars weren’t nominated though Dan Bucatinsky did score an Outstanding Guest Actor mention. Props also to Behind the Candelabra for getting 15 nods including ones for Matt Damon and Michael Douglas. Shockingly, Rob Lowe didn’t get one for his fantastic turn as plastic surgeon Dr. Startz.
I’m also glad that Homeland, despite not having a critically-acclaimed season like its first, received some Emmy love. Perhaps I’m in the minority but I thought Season 2 was fantastic. Speaking of sophomore slump, I’m slightly disappointed that Girls received a nod for Best Comedy. Besides the cocaine episode and the season finale, the entire year was a bore. With that being said, I’m glad Adam Driver was signaled out for his work. Check out the rest of the nominees in the major categories below. Love Jane Lynch, but can anyone explain to me how she nabbed an Emmy nod for Glee. Sue Sylvester who once was the best part of the show is now one of the worst. Sound off below.
Let the official marketing push begin. During last night’s 2013 MLB All-Star Game, FOX debuted the first two promo vids for the third season of The X Factor. This maybe jumping the gun a bit, but it looks like Simon Cowell finally got it right with regards to the judging panel. It’s about friggin’ time. The chemistry between Cowell and his angels- Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato- looks electrifying and genuine. I have to admit, I’m really looking forward to a female-dominated panel.
With that being said, Season 2 promos teased and promoted a very animated Britney Spears and we all know how that turned out. All we got were a bunch of one-word responses and awkward facial reactions. Seems that Simon is still bitter about his decision to bring her on board last season. The British judge serves a little shade to the “Toxic” singer in one of the promos. Check them both out below. The X Factor’s two-night premiere is Sept. 11 and 12 on FOX.
Since a third season of The Glee Project didn’t air this summer, many assumed the Oxygen reality show wasn’t coming back. Well, now it’s official. The network confirmed that it’s canceled. While there was a strong desire to bring back the reality competition, the late renewal of Glee made it impossible to turn around a third season of the unscripted vehicle.
“The Glee Project will not be returning to Oxygen, but we are extremely proud of this series which launched the careers of several talented individuals. The show had so much heart and we thank Ryan Murphy and all of the creative talent who helped make the series a critical darling,” a network rep said in a statement.
Though Cory Monteith is best known for his role as Finn Hudson on Glee, the 31-year-old actor also appeared in feature films including Final Destination 3 and Monte Carlo. Last September, Monteith shot a film in which he played a man who struggled with addiction, a similar burden he suffered in real life.
The studio just released a scene featuring the late actor. McCanick follows a detective named Eugene “Mack” McCanick (David Morse) as he tries to solve a murder, and enlists Simon Weeks (Monteith)- a street hustler who has just been paroled after a seven-year prison stint- to help him. Mike Vogel also stars in the film as McCanick’s parter Floyd Intrator.
While FOX or Glee haven’t revealed how they’re going to handle the untimely death of Cory Monteith on the show, we can a watch Cory’s last acting performance below. Another talented actor gone too soon.
According to NewNowNext, that would be a definite “yes.” It’s hard to argue with that theory especially after watching their supercut featuring clips of shirtless boys, same-sex wolf-on-wolf bedroom action and plenty of homoerotic sexual innuendo.
Even without all that, the fact the MTV show boasts one of the hottest group of men on television alone would make it the gayest. Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Posey, Tyler Hoechlin, the Carver twins, Keahu Kahuanui and Colton Haynes. You can’t beat that bunch.
Whether you watch the show religiously or not, you’ll appreciate the clip. Check out the Teen Wolf guys in all their glory below. Feel free to let out howl or two watching it. You know you want to ;)
I’m not sure how many of you are Homeland fans, but I’m a huge one. It took me until Netflix to stream Season 1 to get hooked, but I’m fully invested now. As you can imagine, I’m extremely excited for the third season to premiere. Unfortunately, we have to wait until September to see what happens next. Thankfully, a stunning editorial photographed by Annie Leibovitz reunites the Showtime show’s lead stars to tide us over until then.
While Claire Danes nabs the front cover of Vogue’s August 2013 issue, Damian Lewis also poses for the famed photographer. Styled by fashion editor Tonne Goodman (love her), Danes wears Burberry Prorsum (the trench on the cover), Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Victoria Beckham for the espionage-themed shoot while Lewis wears Prada and Dior among others. Check out their spread below.