The Blend: ‘The Price Is Right’s’ Hunks, On The ‘Looking’ Set and Sam Smith On Coming Out (And Ellen’s Gift)

“The Price Is Right” Nothing gets people’s attention than a plethora of hunky men, right? So, since their first male mode, Robert Scott Wilson, migrated over to play the role of Ben on “Days Of Our Lives,” it was time to find a replacement and YOU can vote for one of the three finalists. Let’s watch the […]

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Paley Center Of Media Honors TV For LGBT Equality; Norman Lear Honored

On Wednesday night here in Los Angeles, The Paley Center for Media hosted its annual Los Angeles gala, celebrating the important role that television has played over the past six decades in the issue of LGBT equality. Besides having influential persons from past and present at the event, the gala also marked the launch of […]

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The Blend: The Out 100, ‘Vicious’ Is Back and How Gay Is ‘Franklin And Bash?’

Out 100: The annual list of the hottest in LGBT entertainment, activism and visibility was released yesterday and the first twenty are online to check out on the Out website. Besides personal favorites like the men of HBO’s “Looking” Billy Eichner, Greg Berlanti, “Faking It“star Michael J. Willett, author Armistead Maupin  and NBA’s Jason Collins, it’s also great to see […]

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GLAAD’s ‘Where We Are On TV’ Report: 5 Things We Know About LGBT Representation

Recently, I talked with a group of television showrunners to find out how they approach LGBT characters and storylines. Producers Marlene King (“Pretty Little Liars“), David Goyer (“Da Vinci’s Demons,” “Constantine”), Hart Hanson (“Bones,” “Backstrom”), Jill Soloway (“Transparent”), Carter Covington (“Faking It“), Bradley Bredeweg (“The Fosters“) and Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries“) all had much to […]

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The TV Showrunners: Sexuality, Mistakes and Audience Perceptions (Part Two)

In the first part of the TV Showrunners feature, I talked with both gay and straight showrunners to find out how they approach creating LGBT characters and writing LGBT stories. What they shared was that while we have definitely made strides towards more and better representation, there’s still some room to grow in many areas. […]

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The TV Showrunners: Creating LGBT Characters, Telling LGBT Stories (Part One)

The year was 1977 and even without the Internet to spread the word on controversy I knew that there was something freaking people out about with this new sitcom called “Soap.” The show was supposedly racy, sexual and bawdy like no other show had been before and among its regular cast, it also had a […]

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The Blend: Rosie Returns, Quinto’s Next TV Role and Two Andys Remember Joan Rivers

“The View:” The new and improved season of the ABC daytime talker kicks off on Monday with the return of Rosie O’Donnell, who talked to Variety about coming back to the show she famously left in 2007. “I think it’s going to be must-see TV,” O’Donnell told the trade paper. “My goal is to come in peace. And the contrast between […]

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