For the first time ever, one of the most fascinating literary and film characters comes to life on television: psychiatrist-turned-serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The new drama series titled Hannibal comes from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes) and is based on the characters from Thomas Harris’ classic novels.
Here’s the synopsis of the show:” Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone – even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…” It looks good!
The show also stars Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson (whom you probably know best from Kids In The Hall). Check out the first trailer below!
While many celebrities have posted “It Gets Better” videos to help address the teen bullying and suicides that keep happening, comedian Scott Thompson (whom you know best from the gay sketch show Kids In The Hall) has taken a different approach. He doesn’t necessarily agree with having gay people cast as “eternal victims” is the best approach. In an interview with PrideSource, Thompson thinks people should just “grow a pair”.
“Grow a pair. Here’s the thing: The world is not kind to us; it never really will be. The gay male is always going to be at the bottom. I believe the things that happened to me as a child scarred me terribly, and I wish somebody would have helped me with some of the things that happened. But you have to fight back. So much of these bullying campaigns are part of the trend that we were just talking about – the recasting of gay men as eternal victims and it’s like, fight back! Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch. He does that to you, here’s what you do: You fucking punch him in the face.”
As you probably already know, my boyfriend Tyrell, one of the writers on Homorazzi.com, is also a dancer. He’s a cheerleader on the CW’s Hellcats and you may have also seen him in a couple recent music videos (Elise Estrada “You’re So Hollywood“, These Kids Wear Crowns “Jumpstart“, etc.). What you probably don’t know is that he can sing and in his spare time he’s been writing some songs as well. I know right, what spare time? He started getting back into it by playing around with GarageBand on my computer. Before I knew it he had written a handful of songs and was really getting into it. I’ve been thoroughly impressed with how quickly he’s been able to come up with lyrics and turn them into songs.
Recently, working with some of the pros at RSA Academy, Tyrell got to spend some time in the studio working on one of his tracks, “Letting Go“. It’s an upbeat track with really catchy lyrics and today he’s taking the plunge in letting people listen to a little teaser of it for the first time. Unless you’ve played American Idol with us at Donovan & Brian‘s place, this will be the first time many of you have even heard him sing. He put together a 1:00 teaser of the song, which I had been joking this weekend that I was going to leak early. In all seriousness, Tyrell thinks of this as a fun side project that he’s had a lot of fun working on. He sang in musical theatre and just wanted to try singing in a different medium, since he had some spare time and the resources to do so. Hope you enjoy it!
The Kids in the Hall, which went off the air back in 1993, return with a new eight-part mini-series called “Death Comes To Town,” bringing all of the original five cast members back: Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Each of the actors plays 4-6 characters in the sketch comedy-like show. The plot: “After Shuckton, Ontario’s bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics is rejected, Mayor Larry Bowman is murdered in his home, and almost everybody in town becomes a suspect.”
I used to watch this show when I was younger, along with “Queer as Folk“. I had to keep my finger on the “Last Channel” button on the remote in case my parents came in my room. I didn’t want to be caught watching something gay! The Canadian sketch comedy group came together in 1984, and if you recall, made one movie called “Brain Candy” in 1996.