When Donovan asked me to cover a new TV show, I assumed that HBO was releasing a new epic drama and I was just the nerd and telephile to cover it. NOPE! He recruited me for my insatiable appetite for all things big and beefy… and I ain’t talkin’ steak! Funnily enough, I’ve been toning and trimming down the past couple days for a big ol’ bear party in Vancouver and how kismet should it be that this little show falls into my lap. That said, I’m not EXACTLY hoping to reenact this puppy scene for scene. It’s a little more.. “sashay away” than I look for in my mustached men.
Still, you gotta love anything with Margaret Cho in it! And, the fact that she’s wearing a dominatrix leather onesie and waving around a vibrating dildo wand makes it that much better. The show looks … interesting? It’s definitely BEARS getting looked at here: big, barrel-chest
boys men. None of the typical second generation fit bears, we’re talking large men in all their furred glory! While I never was fortunate enough to catch season one of Where the Bears Are, I can certainly see the attraction of watching a ton of handsome men going at it and bitching about each other the rest of the time- christ, it sounds like my Sundays in reverse ;) Still, it won’t be for everyone, but niche markets are all the rage today!
Just call them the anti-homophobia crime fighting Avengers. The Las Vegas Pride Board of Directors recently announced Joan Rivers, Margaret Cho and Kathy Griffin are the 2012 Honorary Parade Grand Marshalls at this year’s Las Vegas Pride Night Parade. They’ll be kicking off the festivities in style with their respective signature senses of humor at 7:00pm on Friday September 7th, 2012 on the main stage. Should be an unforgettable and hilarious time.
Along with making appearances at the nighttime parade, the trio will be putting on shows during their time in Sin City. Kathy Griffin can be seen Saturday night September 8, Margaret Cho will make you laugh Thursday September 6th both ladies will be showcased at the Mirage- Terry Fator Theatre at 10:00pm. Joan Rivers will be at the Venetian September 6 thru 8 show time 9:00pm. I’ve seen all three of these women live and they definitely know how to throw down. Check them out if you’re in Vegas that weekend.
For more information about Las Vegas Pride, visit www.lasvegaspride.org.
For those who love stand-up comedy, you’re going to love this. From February 16 til the 26th, the Vancouver ComedyFest takes place and will undoubtedly have the entire city laughing in stitches. This year’s lineup boasts an AH-MAZING slew of international names from Carol Burnett, David Hasselhoff, Margaret Cho and the incomparable Betty White. I, personally can’t wait to see them all live, especially Miss Golden Girl herself.
We were able to get our hands on a few tickets and decided to share the wealth. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll be holding contests to give a pair of tickets to a couple of the shows. Spoiler alert. One of them will be for Betty White. Today, we have two tickets to Margaret Cho’s show at the Center for Performing Arts, Sunday February 19th. I’ve seen the hilarious Cho before live and she’s a riot. Margaret was most recently seen competing on “Dancing With The Stars” with her professional partner Louis Van Amstel. In addition to recording comedy albums, Cho stars in Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva“, now entering its third season.
All you have to do to enter is simply give us your name, email address and why you should win the tickets. At the end of the entry period, we will pick one lucky winner at random. They’ll receive two tickets to Cho’s show on Sunday February 19th. If you don’t consider yourself to be a lucky individual, scroll down to the end of this post and we’ve got some limited holiday-priced ticket and hotel packages for Vancouver ComedyFest 2012.
- Prize: (2) Tickets to Margaret Cho’s Show on Sunday February 19 @ The Center for Performing Arts.
- Contest Start Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
- Contest End Date: Monday, January 2, 2012 @ 10am PST
*Only US and Canadian entries allowed. Travel and hotel not included.
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Congrats to Rob L. for winning the tickets.
Did you know that American teenagers spend 31 hours a week watching TV? But, that’s only the beginning. They also spend 17 hours a week listening to music, 3 hours a week watching movies, 4 hours a week reading magazines, and 10 hours a week online. All together, that’s 10 hours and 45 minutes a day of media consumption. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many blame the media for the effects of our society or therefore, how the media can alter opinions and change the way you think.
As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality—and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken, armed with a new perspective, and asking the question, “What can we do?”
A 2011 pick for the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary compiles a slew of celebrity women including Rosario Dawson and Margaret Cho. Although the media can be exploiting, it can also be empowering. An example is when Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis discusses her role in the film A League of Their Own. After rave reviews at Sundance, Oprah purchased the broadcasting rights and the doc will premiere on OWN on October 20th.
Well no, she isn’t, but that was one of the funniest lines from the funniest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race that has every aired, and I’m not even joking.
So last night was the end to a week long cliffhanger of who would come back. After all the names being guessed my money was on India Ferrah, mainly because I honestly don’t think we saw what she had to offer. India is someone with ridiculous talent, so much so that she can pretty much build a drag queen from nothing. She makes her own wigs, clothes, paints for filth all that stuff, so I thought it was going to be her because of this week’s challenge of putting straight men in drag.
It seems as though the DWTS competition is continuing on after the show has ended. In a blog posted by Margaret Cho, titled “Pistol Whipped,” Cho made the following claim:
“Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly…for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she ‘owed’ it to her to do DWTS so that ‘America would fall in love with her again’ and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012…”
Now in her defense, she prefaced it by saying that she and Bristol Palin are friends, etc. and that people were trying to pit the two of them against each other because of their opposing views. But you can’t make a claim about someone’s mamma bear without expecting a comeback now can you?
Well, here’s what
Baby Bear Bristol said back…
Tonight is eliminations. After last night’s story telling, who left it all on the floor and won you over America. Millions voted through calls, text and web votes. Audrina, Kyle and Kurt are the first celebs up on the block. The first couple safe is Audrina and Tony. I think this is great. Their emotional routine last night rocked the house. Kurt and Ana are the second couple safe and Kyle and Lacey find themselves in possible danger. Kurt stepped it up last night I thought but Kyle is the ultimate performer. He just needs to figure out how to make his footwork look less awkward.
After Ne-Yo’s performance, we are on to our next set of couples. Rick, Brandy and Jennifer are up to hear their results. Jennifer and Derek are the first couple safe. Their routine had a little mistake at the beginning, but its seems America didn’t care. Rick and Cheryl find themselves in jeopardy as Brandy and Maks are safe for the second week in a row. Rick did so well with his partner last night and had his shirt ripped open. Where were all the soccer moms? Why didn’t you call? Brandy and Maks had a great routine but I’m not a fan of Maks’ teaching style. Hopefully he can buck up before next week.
Its Week 3 and our couples are back for Story Night where they must tell a story through their routines. After Michael Bolton’s train wreck Jive and ejection from the show, will the stars will step it up even more to win your votes? This challenge began last season and the use of props is encouraged meaning the routines will be more expressive and elaborate. We take a quick look at the couples preparing their stories and my my, do they look interesting. Last season if you remember, this challenge brought us Kate Gosselin’s ever famous Paparazzi routine. Oh man. Lets hope we have some better results this time around.
We kick off the evening with a story telling dance from the pros. The three couples sweep the floor so gracefully telling the story of love and romance. The girls tear off their long skirts and start their sexy Latin routine. Pieces like this make me appreciate ballroom dancing so much. The commitment, the passion and the technique is astonishing. Wow.
SONG: “A Little Respect” by Erasure
Our first Samba is with Jennifer and Derek. After we recap her Jive from last week, we are reminded of her visit to the top of the leader board for the second time. Jennifer and Derek start their story of Jennifer playing teacher and Derek playing student. Sounds super sexy. Derek is challenging Jennifer and decides to put the hardest step in the routine… The Samba Roll. Jennifer gets frustrated but the want to be on top keeps her working hard. The piece starts with Ms. Gray at the chalkboard and she comes down to meet Derek at the desk. Jennifer strips down to sexy teacher and Derek and her sweep the floor with their routine. I feel their connection isn’t as strong this week. The routine doesn’t feel as solid as her ones previous. Len loves that the couple carried the storyline all the way through the piece but notices the routine wasn’t as clean. Bruno calls Jennifer a Cougar. He also mentions the snafu in the middle of the routine with the Samba roll. Carie Ann also notices the routine wasn’t as clean as usual but loved the story and choreography. In the sky box, Brooke asks Jennifer how she felt about the challenge. She was pleased and they both had fun.
The scores: CA: 8 LG: 8 BT: 8
Same as last week. I think a 7 in there wouldn’t have killed the buzz but overall a good routine. Once again, I think Jennifer has no worries of being in the bottom or even in danger.