For over two decades singer Kylie Minogue has been an inspiration to the gay community and has given her unwavering support of our rights. Tonight she is to be presented with a prestigious award by Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears to commemorate her contributions to music and her ability to transform her music to translate to all generations. Here’s more:
The pop diva, 44, spoke to Willam and Louis Virtel about her “Abbey Road Sessions” album, which was released last year. She also gave Willam a special tweet thrill.
In February, it was announced that Minogue would join the ranks of Jay-Z, Willow Smith, J. Cole and Rita Ora on the Roc Nation label.
The Logo NewNowNext Awards 2013 will be air on Logo on April 15 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. central time.
* True Blood creator Alan Ball says that Rick Santorumwas a base point for Chris Meloni and The Vampire Authority in this seasons True Blood storyline because ” to have a theocracy in America is way more terrifying than any fictional monster could ever be.” – And also Santorum SUCKS!
LOGO – TV which is owned by Viacom’s Music and Logo Group division. and is suppossed to be are geared towards the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has decided that after years of buying cheap and shitty programming won;t be developing any “new” programs which are LGBT oriented and will instead has greenlighted the production of such new shows as Design My Dog, a canine makeover series an unscripted series about Toddlers & Tiara’s 6-year-old diva Eden Wood, and Wiseguys, a Real Housewivesmeets Mob Wives show following a straight Mafia princess‘ adjustment to life in L.A .
According to General manager Lisa Sherman she says the network is simply evolving to accommodate the modem queer appetite. “I don’t think our mission has changed really. From our research, gay people are living far more integrated lives than before and being gay is an important part of their lives but it’s not what they lead with. So if we’re going to keep to that idea of displaying their lives, we need to reflect that new reality.”
And I suppose nothing reflects the “new” gay reality more than an unscripted reality series about 6-year-old diva beauty pageant brat.
Interstingly, AfterElton which is owned by LOGO, has already cut back on a lot of its gay content. So whats the bottom line here?
According to a source from QUEERTY which broke the story an insider claims that the channel is betraying its original mission of creating queer television: “They’re only developing shows with non-gay leads. They are trying to be Bravo—a gay best friend—as opposed to just being gay.” with Joe Del Hierro, producer of Logo shows like Transamerican Love Story and The Big Gay Sketch Show, claims it’s a financial decision: “They need to appeal to a broader audience to get the numbers up, so they can charge more for ad revenues. It’s what Bravo did in its early years.”
Sherman says she doesn’t anticipate any major blowback from the new programming slate and direction. “There may be people who are unhappy with this,” Sherman admits. “The majority, though, are telling us they want to see things with a broader perspective that still relate to our lives. And our obligation is to our audience.” *cough* bullshit *cough*
Lets face fatcs. LOGO has been off base in its “programming” and who ever does thier “research” should be fired. The network has been filled with re-runs of shows owned by it’s owner Viacom. (In other words cheap programming they already own.) Bad TLA and Wolfe video movies and utter garbage like the A: List which has pushed audiences AWAY. And instead of listening to the LGBT Community sayine that would like more REALISTIC LGBT shows and documentaries they are afraid that advertising revenues might not be high enough for quality programming and instead are willing to sell out the LGBT viewers it was created to serve for money.
LOGO must be staffed by the least creative and most greedy homos in human history.
Hmmmmm, maybe LOGO is staffed with GOProud members? That would explain the Ann Coulter A List: Dallas episode.
“Old Dogs & New Tricks” the new gay “Baby Boomer” web series follows the friendship and tribulations of four diverse and otherwise successful West Hollywood men – each one located squarely within middle age and asks the question, Does (sex) life end for gay men as they approach 50? (With hysterical results)
Old Dogs & New Tricks if the type of programming that LOGO TV should be producing.
The cast and crew lead by Leon Accord decided to bring ODNT to life via the web (Screw Logo anyway they suck ) to show the serio-comedic struggles of the 4 middle-aged gay best friends, all struggling to stay vital and relevant in youth-obsessed West Hollywood.
The new season boasts unique guest stars including hunky Thom Bierdz (Young and the Restless), comedian Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Austin Powers, Showgirls) as a hilarious psychiatrist, and Bruce L. Hart (The Reckoning, Homewrecker) playing a bitchy professional ‘frenemy”
So check out Old Dogs & New Trick’s Pilot Episode and newly debuted Episode 1 below starring: Leon Acord, Curt Bonnem, Jeffrey Patrick Olson and David Pevsner.
Old Dogs & New Trick’sThe show that was too good for Logo-TV
Levi Crocker has posted via Twitter that he was jumped by 4 men in an Oklahoma City gay bar last night with one of the men busting a bar-stool over his head because they didn’t like the show.
Over the months LOGO-TV has received numerous complaints about the show and its stereotyping of gay men and its sensationalism of having Taylor Garret a “gay republican” meet with Ann Coulter on an upcoming episode. LOGO has ignored all complaints and in some cases embraced the negative publicity including that of Garrett himself making accusations of being bashed twice in the past 2 months.
I will repeat this again. VIOLENCE IS NEVER THE ANSWER
But does Crockers assault prove that its not really politics but LOGO TV’s horrible stereotyping and ignoring of the LGBT communities objections to the debasing of the community that is causing these current problems?
Does LOGO bear some responsibility? And is its sensationalist quest for ratings (which have failed MISERABLY with A List: Dallas) to blame?
LOGO-TV the WORST LGBT Television Cable network will be having the WORST PERSON in the entire world on where the LGBT Community is concerned in a guest spot on one of its horrific new spin-off bore whore show The A-List: Dallas. (I truly hope that this is a P.R. stunt that blows up in your faces)
Hold on to your cowboy hats kids because there is a big surprise coming up on The A-List Dallas — an appearance from none other than Ms. Ann Coulter. While Ms. Coulter’s political viewpoints are a frequent source of debate, she has always been somewhat supportive of the gay community. In fact, Go Proud, the conservative gay organization, recently named Coulter “Honorary Chair and Gay Icon.” Gay Icon being the highest order in most political organizations – next to Class Treasurer and Historian.
LOGO Please, please, please fuck off and die!
You’ve become more than worthless. You are giving air time to one of our biggest enemies, and a vapid, lying attention whore and you are probably paying her also?
When I think of the quality programming we could have. Gay contributions to history, campy sitcoms, art, architecture , gay cultural trends, etc…, we get this lineup of LOGO trash.
LOGO-TV the home of, the vapid queens of The A List, the done to death drag queens of RuPauls Drag Race, and the 500th time reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has no excuse for not heading over to the the New York Television Festival, (September 19-24) and chacking out and picking up “Half-Share” , a gay comedy that is being shopped around by Jesse Archer, Sean Hanley and Michael Lyon,
“Half-Share” sort of like a cross between Sex & The City meets The Boys in the Band and deals with an eclectic bunch of gay men sharing a house one summer on Fire Island. After a 14-year relationship ends Mac (Kevin Spidle) is convinced to join a summer share in the Pines. He thinks it’s going to be a reflective and relaxing vacation, but it turns out somewhat differently, as Mac’s eccentric housemates toss him headfirst into the deep end of Fire Island’s social scene.
Half-Share also boasts a REAL cast of actors. None of this Richen Lehmenkul Z-List shit. The cast of Half-Share includes: Jesse Archer (Boy Culture,Violet Tendencies), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty), Sam Pancake ( Legally Blonde 2), Jack Plotnick (Girls Will Be Girls), Kevyn Morrow (Broadway’s Five Guys Named Moe) and Joey Dudding (Big Gay Musical)
One of the major problems with LOGO-Tv has and is that its CHEAP. The network is almost totally run by interns and every “original” show that it has is penny pinched to death and its content even 1 Girl 5 Gays is a Canadian talk show that premiered on 14 October 2009 on MTV (Canada) and they buy old LGBT themed played out reruns. (The big news this year was that LOGO had acquired the non-exclusive, basic cable rights to Will & Grace for 2013. WOW 2013!)
In reality LOGO TV is owned by Viacom’s MTV Networks division and is hardly suffering for money. Logo does have major advertisers but seems that they are more interested in using its money to buy internet sites. LOGO acquired three LGBT websites: 365gay.com (a site featuring news relevant to the LGBT community), AfterEllen.com (a site featuring news and commentary on bisexual and lesbian women in media and entertainment), and AfterElton.com (a site featuring news and commentary on bisexual and gay men in media and entertainment). In 2007, Logo acquired Downelink.com (a social networking site primarily targeted to LGBT people of color) for a reported $4.8 million instead of pumping some money into its programming
Cmon LOGO how about popping a few bucks and picking up “Half-Share” so there is actually something worth while watching on your channel. You do realize that you are a Premium Cable Tier after all.
Or are you saving up to buy reruns of “Dante’s Cove”? *shiver*