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Conan O'Brien to Officiate Gay Wedding on TV

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 28th 2011 12:30PM
Conan O'Brien Gay WeddingConan O'Brien's return to New York will be quite a memorable trip. According to Vulture, O'Brien will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his TBS series, 'Conan,' by officiating a gay wedding as part of his show.

O'Brien isn't just marrying two random men, he'll be conducting the ceremony of a longtime staff member and his partner.

Gay marriage became legal in New York in July.

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Jon Stewart Makes Fun of Rick Santorum's Gay Marriage Analogies (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 18th 2011 6:16AM
Rick Santorum, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Rick Santorum has been on the campaign trail talking about gay marriage, and referencing the Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11:00PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon Stewart examined some of his analogies.

"I can call this napkin a paper towel, but it is a napkin," Santorum said in one speech. "Why? Because it is what it is."

Thirty minutes later, Stephen Colbert would be horrified to find out that napkins are apparently gay, but Stewart saw it as a slippery slope where we'd soon be using dogs to wipe our faces.

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Gay Marriage on 'Police Women of Memphis' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 30th 2010 1:20AM
Gay Marriage on 'Police Women of Memphis'Previously, when discussing 'Police Women of Memphis' (Thu., 9PM ET on TLC), we had made fun of Officer Virginia Awkward's somewhat unusual last name. (Yes, her last name is "Awkward." Feel free to insert your own jokes here.)

But now, on the latest episode, we learn that Virginia is planning to renew her wedding vows. Okay. Sounds like fairly standard reality TV show stuff. But as it turns out, Ms. Awkward is gay. Weird. And by "weird," we mean "cool." Maybe we haven't been paying close enough attention to the series thus far, but we did not know that about Officer Awkward! Probably our fault here.

Anyway, good stuff. Except for the unfortunate part. Since Tennessee has not yet legalized gay marriage, Virginia originally had to travel to Canada in order to marry her partner. But now, two years have passed, and she's renewing her vows in America. And all of Virgina's family and friends show up for the ceremony. It is all very moving. Still, we hope that one day, women like Virginia can get legally married in their own home state.

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Danny DeVito Likes Drinking, Basketball ... and Pot (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 17th 2010 11:00PM
Danny DeVito Likes Drinking, Basketball ... and PotWhat do guys like? Well, according to actor Danny DeVito, they enjoy "basketball," "gore," they like to "drink a lot" -- and then they enjoy marijuana. Yeah. That sounds about right, more or less.

On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (Thu., 8PM ET on ABC), DeVito discusses these burning issues. He points out that in November, the state of California may end up legalizing "something." (Hint: it's pot.) And DeVito seems pretty excited by the possibility of this.

But host Jimmy Kimmel chooses to believe that Danny is excited by the possibility of legalizing gay marriage. So he gets down on one knee and proposes to DeVito. ... Oh, Jimmy. You and Danny DeVito -- it's just never going to happen. You're just going to have to deal with that fact and move on.

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Hate E-Mail Makes Miley Cyrus Shut Down Her Twitter Account (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 31st 2010 6:20PM
Miley Cyrus on Love vs. HateMiley Cyrus, whose current film 'The Last Song' opened Wednesday, had to shut down her Twitter account because she started getting hate e-mail after coming out in favor of gay marriage. She was on the 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated) and discussed the issue with DeGeneres.

Watch the video after the jump.

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The Newlywed Game to host its first ever gay couple

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 17th 2009 10:01AM
Brad Altman and George TakeiNot only is The Newlywed Game hosting its first ever gay couple. It's hosting its first ever gay celebrity couple. At least, one of them is a pretty well-known celebrity. George "Mr. Sulu" Takei and his partner Brad Altman will be appearing on the program. Although they've been together for over 20 years, they were only legally married last year (before all that Proposition 8 hoopla nullified gay marriage in California).

In case nobody remembers the rules to game: each partner is given a question about the relationship without the other partner present. If each member of the couple give the same answer, they win points. Considering that they've been together for 20 years, somebody is going to be pretty pissed off if one or the other gives a different answer to the same question. Hopefully it won't lead to a divorce. The most interesting answers in the game will come from any question about "making whoopee".

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'The Newlywed Game' Goes Gay

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Sep 17th 2009 9:23AM
Even as states and jurisdictions made gay and lesbian marriages legal, 'The Newlywed Game' has played it straight - until now.

The long-running game show, now on the GSN cable network, said Wednesday it will feature its first gay couple this season on a celebrity edition. George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on 'Star Trek,' will appear with his partner, Brad Altman.

They just celebrated their first anniversary after being married in Los Angeles last September, but they're nothing like the giggly young couples the game is known for. Takei and Altman have been together for 22 years.

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Margaret Cho Speaks Her Mind on Prop 8, Miss California & Why Brains Trump Beauty

by Katy Kroll, posted Jul 10th 2009 6:00AM
The always outspoken Margaret Cho has tackled issues of race, sexuality and weight in her stand-up comedy, and she was the first Asian-American female to have a sitcom in the U.S., 1994's short-lived 'All-American Girl.' Over the years Cho's brash sense of humor and outspoken support of gay rights have earned her a devoted following.

In the new Lifetime series 'Drop Dead Diva' (premieres Sunday, July 12), Cho plays the sidekick to a recently deceased model trapped in an overweight brainiac's body.

Cho talked to AOL TV about the ideals of beauty, why she thinks Miss California Carrie Prejean deserved to lose her crown and why she's saving her body for Kat Von D. -- By Katy Kroll

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The Daily Show: June 17, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 18th 2008 11:39AM
Jones and OliverJon Stewart kicked off the night with some anger fueled by Mets love. Mets manager Willie Randolph was fired in a rather unceremonious manner. He was all the way on the other side of the country, contacted at 3:00 a.m. and fired by Mr. Met. Sick burn.

"The Gay After": In other news, same-sex marriage is now legal in California, and, somehow, the state is still attached to the rest of the country and it hasn't been engulfed in flames. Hmm, interesting. Some newsworthy couples have tied the knot since this announcement, including George Takei, who married his long-time partner. I just started one of my Summer mini-projects, watching the entire original Star Trek series in preparation for its TV Squad's Retro Squad week, and while I know I'm a newbie Trekkie, I'm pretty sure Takei's name is pronounced "Tek-ayy." It allows for maximum fun in rhyming, "George Takei is gay."

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Ellen Degeneres to marry Portia de Rossi

by Anna Johns, posted May 16th 2008 1:05PM
ellen degeneres; portia de rossiOn today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen will announce that she and long-time girlfriend Portia de Rossi are getting married.

Her announcement is in response to this week's ruling from the California Supreme Court that everybody has a "right to marry" whomever they choose. The justices ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. It makes California the second state, after Massachusetts, that will allow same-sex marriage. The legal battle began in San Francisco when the mayor allowed same-sex couples to marry (Rosie O'Donnell and her partner, Kelly, married at that time).

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Brothers and Sisters: Something Ida This Way Comes

by Jen Creer, posted Jan 22nd 2007 1:02AM
Rob Lowe(S01E13) This is the best episode the show has had yet. It had sex, drama, multi-generational relationships, alcohol, mishaps, and really bad puns. It was great.

The premise of the show is simple enough. It's the premise of every show, only this time with a Birthday Theme: Murphy's Law. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong, but we'll all end up having a great time.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I read romance novels, and I adore mystery novels and procedural programs such as Law and Order and CSI. Yes, I was an English major. And yes, all of these things are completely formulaic and a slap in my education's face. But I don't care. Because the formula works for me. I can predict everything that will happen from the opening moments, but I still enjoy myself anyway. Because I am in it for the ride. I know how everything is going to go on the roller coaster, too, but I still strap myself into the car every single time.

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Brothers and Sisters: Family Day

by Jen Creer, posted Jan 8th 2007 12:14AM
Sarah and Saul on Brothers and Sisters(S01E11) While I was watching the scenes with Nora working at Ojai, I kind of hated this show, and hated myself for watching it. Even though I knew that I would be tuning in week after week regardless of whether or not I was reviewing it. But then it got better.

So, what do you think? Should Rob Lowe's character, Senator Dreamy McCallister, be excused for voting against gay marriage when the measure wasn't going to pass anyway? Was it okay for him not to make a stand, when he had an education measure he wanted to pass? I'm going to have to say no. He admits that he regrets the vote, but he also wanted Kitty to come and work for him. And he is good at getting what he wants. But low and behold, he has a cute gay brother. Oh please no. Oh please no.

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John Stamos: The TV Squad Interview

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 8th 2006 11:01AM
John Stamos as Tony GatesWhen people who have met John Stamos say that he's a nice, charming, down-to-earth guy, they're not kidding. He's so damned charming that twice during my phone conversation with him last week, I told him that since he already had my number, he should call me to talk about TV off-the record. (Hey, the guy said to me both times that he enjoyed the conversation. And we talked about New Jersey -- he did a movie in Freehold once. So I caved.)

It's that likability that has carried his career for the last twenty-five years, from General Hospital to Full House to ER. It's also what he hopes will draw people to Wedding Wars, an A&E original movie that will air Monday at 9 PM. In the comedy, he plays Shel, a gay party planner who sparks a national pro-gay-marriage movement when he goes on strike while planning the wedding of his brother Ben (Eric Dana).,The strike happens after he finds out Ben wrote an anti-gay marriage speech for his boss, the governor of Maine.

I spoke to Stamos about the movie for The New York Post, but while I had him on the phone, I couldn't resist asking him about ER, his Uncle Jesse mullet, and his friendship with Howard Stern. The interview is after the jump.

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Six weeks Aaron, six weeks

by Brett Love, posted Nov 14th 2006 3:15PM
Aaron SorkinI'm happy to join the group praising NBC for giving full season orders to both Studio 60 and Friday Night Lights. Many of us are quick to get our dander up when a network hits the cancellation button too quickly, so it's great to see one of them actually giving shows a chance to grow. They should be applauded for that. That said, I hope that the memo regarding the pickup for Studio 60 came with a friendly suggestion not unlike the one that Jordan gave Harriet in last night's episode. For the next six weeks Aaron, just pretend that God, gay marriage, crazy Christians... hell, anything remotely to do with religion, just pretend that none of it even exists in the Studio 60 world.

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The Daily Show: July 26, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Jul 27th 2006 1:08PM
The Daily ShowOkay, so Condoleezza Rice went to Rome for a meeting about the Lebanon situation. It didn't go so well. Jon showed a Condimeter graphic to illustrate just how bad it was (TDS has been really graphic-happy lately). Of course, the meeting wasn't as great as "Three days alone at Camp David with the President" or "Christmas morning"... It ended up somewhere between "Kofi Annan cops a feel" and "Bin Laden determined to attack WHERE?!". I have a feeling I may have switched up a few of those details, so apologies ahead of time. I swear TDS knows I'm scrambling to type this all down. They probably have a hidden camera on my monitor, broadcasting live right into Jon's office so that they can giggle at my panic.

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