I have met the devil I didn’t know, and his name is FiOS.
After nearly 13 years of living in Center City, I moved to the ’burbs in September. Along with ample parking and more Wawas than I know what to do with, the relocation also brought a new kind of freedom — release from the shackles of Comcast for my television entertainment needs. I’ve taken myshots at the cable giant on this site, usually after receiving an enormous bill or enduring a lengthy customer service call. If only Verizon’s FiOS was an option, I’d say to myself (and sometimes, loudly, to a Comcast phone operator). This fall, my wish came true. I’m almost three months into living my fiber-optic dream.
And guess what? Sit down for this, because it’s a real shocker:
Cory sits with G Philly for an interview at El Vez.
Cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model comes to an end tonight and a new top model will be crowned. Tyra has breathed new life into this season of the reality show by adding male models in the mix, and we’re all chomping at the bit to see if one of the boys — particularly a certain fellow from our neck of the woods — will scoop up the big prize.
Maulik Pancholy, the cute, hilarious actor from shows like 30 Rock, Weeds and Web Therapy, has come out of the closet in an interview with Out Magazine, telling the writer that, “‘I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner. … It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”
Now that all his shows are off the air, Pancholy is currently voicing one of the title characters in Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig.
HBO has released the trailer for its much-anticipated new gay series, Looking. The show, which premieres Jan. 19, follows the the day-to-day happenings of a group of gay men in San Francisco, and stars out actors Jonathan Groff (a recent Out100 honoree and ex of Zachary Quinto) and Russell Tovey. Think of it as a Sex and the City / Queer as Folk hybrid. Super excited!
GLAAD just released its annual “Network Responsibility Index” which scans every major television network to find which ones gave LGBT issues the most airtime in the last year. You can read the full report here, but, with the help of The Advocate, I’m listing the basic info below, where you’ll find broadcast and cable networks listed from best to worst. Not too many surprises here, except maybe that Behind the Candelabra failed to earn HBO a coveted “Good” mark, and out of the two channels that scored “Failing,” one scored a big fat zero in LGBT-inclusive airtime.
In a recent interview, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays Mitch – a gay dad on Modern Family – opened up about what he has planned for his big gay wedding to Justin Mikita, and why he loves bow ties so much. “We’re breaking so many rules with our wedding,” he said.
We know what you’re probably thinking – who didn’t know that Carson Kressley was gay, right? The PA native opened up recently on Joy Behar’s Say Anything about how his history-making television series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy encouraged him to come out to his mom and dad – and admit his thing for the Six Million Dollar Man.
One of our favorite new Saturday Night Live castmembers – Kate McKinnon – recently spoofed Ellen right down to the skinny tie and dancing moves. And it turns out the daytime talk show host and Cover Girl loved it. Here’s a taste: