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Looking Cast & Crew Invite You On Set

In: Donovan, Totally GAY!, TV Shows
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You can probably tell I’m really looking forward to Looking based on the number of posts published. Fingers crossed the HBO series meets the high expectations placed upon it.

The latest clip from the network gives us a behind the scenes look at the upcoming dramedy. Not only do we get insights from the main cast (Jonathan Groff, Frankie Alvarez and Murray Bartlett), but also executive producers Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh. They discuss why filming on set in San Francisco was important and what we can expect from the show. Looking premieres January 19th, 2014 after the premiere of Girls. Check out video below.

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HBO Releases A New Trailer For Looking

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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Threesomes, bath houses, open relationships, bears and a shirtless Jonathan Groff… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg in HBO’s second promo for its upcoming new gay series Looking. Unlike the first clip, this one has dialogue and gives a better (albeit brief) look into the San Francisco-based show. I have a feeling this is going to be a home run and the next, and dare I say it… better Queer As Folk.

Glee’s Jonathan Groff plays a video game developer named Patrick. While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. Also part of the cast is Frankie Alvarez. He’ll play Patrick’s bestie named Augustin. He’s a politico with a really big ego and has a problem settling down. Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula round out the cast.

Looking premieres January 19th, 2014 on HBO after Girls‘ third season premiere. I’m so excited. Check out the new series trailer below.

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Ever since HBO greenlit a new comedy following the adventures of gay men living in San Francisco, I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for the first official look. That day has finally arrived. Looking follows three thirty-something friends who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience. Think the gay version of Girls with a bit of Sex and the City added for good measure.

Glee’s Jonathan Groff plays a video game developer named Patrick. While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. Also part of the cast is Frankie Alvarez. He’ll play Patrick’s bestie named Augustin. He’s a politico with a really big ego and has a problem settling down. Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula round out the cast.

The series is produced by Sarah Condon (Bored to Death) and David Marshall Grant (Brothers and Sisters). Screenwriter Michael Lannan (Interior. Leather Bar. and Damages) penned the script. Check out the first teaser below. Looking debuts on HBO in January 2014.

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For the most part, David Sedaris’ work has remained largely adaptation-free… that is until now. C.O.G. is a movie based on an essay in “Naked” about his time cutting stones into rocks in Oregon. The film written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to solid reviews. Based on the trailer, it looks like a fun, witty, eloquent and heartwarming film. Everything you would expect from Sedaris’ work.

Stepping in to play Sedaris stand-in Samuel is Glee‘s Jonathan Groff. Samuel is a cocky young man who travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path. The film also stars Troian Bellisario, Dale Dickey, Denis O’Hare, Dean Stockwell, and Casey Wilson. Check out the trailer below.

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First Jane Lynch filed for divorce and now another Glee relationship bites the dust. Jonathan Groff who appeared on the FOX show for the first couple of seasons and his Trekkie boyfriend, Zachary Quinto, are calling it quits after a year-long relationship. Reportedly, the split is amicable and no salacious extra-curricular bedroom activities were to blame. Rather, it was their busy schedules that caused the split.

“Zach being away and filming was not easy on them,” US Weekly’s source says. “Now he’s going to be in New York with his new play ["The Glass Menagerie"]. They really loved each other, so it wasn’t an easy split.” “It just ran its course,” the source adds.

Groff (28) is currently filming the TV movie, The Normal Heart for Ryan Murphy, and has a lead role in an upcoming HBO gay comedy. Quinto (36) was most recently seen on the big screen in Star Trek Into Darkness. No word on whether or not he’ll appear on the third iteration of American Horror Story but chances are pretty good he’ll at least make a cameo. Murphy loves him and cast Zach for the first two seasons.

Since they’re both on the market now, I thought I’d pit these two against each other in our latest Who’d You Rather battle. After all, I’m sure they’ll be competing with each other for those hookers on Grindr trying to get some celebrity ass play. Check out solo pictures of them below, along with the couple during happier times. Be sure to cast your vote afterwards.

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Poor Smash. Even with Jennifer Hudson, better storylines and no Ellis (Jaime Cepero), the ratings are sucking big time. It truly is a shame because Season 2 is so much better than the musical show’s freshman year. Much of that is due to the addition of Jeremy Jordan. The Broadway star (Newsies) has a killer voice and is pretty easy on the eyes. Imagine my jubilation when I came across a video of him performing a duet with another Broadway favorite.

Jordan recently participated in a fundraiser where he covered one of Smash‘s signature tracks- “Let Me Be Your Star.” If you watch the show, you’ll fondly remember it from the pilot originally sung by Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty. Jeremy enlisted Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) to join him on the tune. He jokingly referred to Jonathan as his professional nemesis since Groff frequently beats him for jobs. The two slay “Let Me Be Your Star” and even don blond wigs during it. They may sound great, but they make for some fugly Marilyn Monroes.

Speaking of Monroe, Megan Hilty who vied hardcore to score the lead in the show’s musical Bombshell releases her debut album, It Happens All The Time, this week. The 31-year-old Broadway vet recently unveiled the lyric video for the lead cut, “No Cure.” Her debut effort fresh interpretations of compositions by contemporary songwriters as Aimee Mann, Sara Bareilles, Bruno Mars, Damien Rice and Taylor Swift. Listen to “No Cure” below, along with Jordan and Groff’s duet.

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If Zachary Quinto worried that his home would only be a one income household for a long period of time, he can now sleep soundly. His boyfriend Jonathan Groff appeared in the second season of Kelsey Grammer’s Boss, but found himself without a job suddenly when STARZ canceled the critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged drama. Hopefully, he’ll have better luck with HBO than he did with his previous network.

The 27-year-old scored one of the leads in a pilot for HBO centered around 30-something gays living in San Francisco. Sounds like a gay version of Girls, swapping out Brooklyn for Silicon Valley. Groff will play Patrick who’s a video game developer. Love a hot nerd ;) While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. His character, along with the others will grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience in the Bay Area.

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More Deleted Glee Scenes Shared By Ryan Murphy

In: Donovan, TV Shows

The Twitter goodies from Ryan Murphy keep coming. This time around, he has not one, but two deleted scenes from “Glee” to share with fans. Both of which feature handsome guest stars from the show’s history, with one dating all the way back from Season 1.

First up is Grant Gustin. His clip features him belting out the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” with the Dalton Academy choir. On hand to watch their performance are Rachel, Kurt, Santana, Blaine and Artie doing some intel for their upcoming showdown at regionals. In the past, the Dalton Academy covers have been great, and this one doesn’t disappoint either.

The second deleted scene harkens back to the Fox show’s freshman year. It takes place in Rachel Berry’s room where her then love interest Jessie St. James (Jonathan Groff) and her perform a duet. Jessie gives Rachel advice on what she should perform for Will Schuester’s “hello” assignment. Check out both clips below.

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