At a Television Critics Association event, Glee creator Ryan Murphy announced he is creating a musical series for our BFF, Kristin Chenoweth:
“I’ve always wanted to do something for Kristin, and Kristin is a good, close friend of mine obviously, so I’m writing a half-hour musical comedy specifically for Kristin… because if you can sing like that… I want her to be the star of her own show where she sings.” And: “I can’t say too much about it yet. Kristin is so funny. I want it to be adult.”
Cheno herself talked to Autostraddle about this very project last week! She said:
“I can’t really say what the subject matter is about, but here’s the thing– I don’t really have to be the “starwp_postsof anything as long as I like my part. With this new TV project, the important thing will be to cast wonderful people around me, which will be easy because there are so many great actors out there. The writing and the storylines are the most important thing, so I can’t even tell you yet if I’m going to be the “starwp_postsof the show. When I look at Pushing Daises and other shows that are successful like The West Wing and certainly Glee, there are definitely leads, but everybody’s character pops. I’m not out to do a star vehicle for myself, I’m out to work with great people… cause they only make you look better… that’s the secret!”
Kristin also appeared on Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List last night where she gave Kathy some Broadway singing lessons for reasons that are still on my DVR at home. Anyway! In this clip Kristin is going to blow your mother-f*in mind with her sheer vocal talent. Like, holy shit peeps.
It looks like Carol Burnett will be cast as Sue Sylvester’s mom. Her episode will likely air in October or November. Also, Jane Lynch was finally immortalized in wax, thank the lord. (@ew)
OMG, they’ve remade Showgirls with Cher & X-Tina.
THE REAL L WORD:
From the bigger perspective what we have is a desexualized demographic. Lesbians are either un-sexy sexless women or they are hyper-sexualized to the point of superficiality and caricature. What is the problem with our sexuality, I ask? Is the male penis so fragile that we have to trivialize the female cock, or refrain from sex altogether?
Beyond the guise of “story telling” I ask you, does this set our visibility, or more importantly the understanding or our culture forward or backward? Really, I want to know.
Seth MacFarlane tells Details about his not-funny transgendered joke:
Details: You predicted that another episode—about a transgendered character—would make the LGBT community happy. It didn’t.
Seth MacFarlane: That surprised me. I don’t meet a lot of stupid homosexuals. They seem to be a pretty smart bunch. But it seemed that they were not picking up on the fact that it was a very sympathetic portrayal of a transsexual character.
JB is back and giving off some serious Bette Porter power suit vibes in the new trailer for Ride-Along. Everyone psyched to have JB back on TV on the regular?
REAL WORLD: There’s a homophobe in New Orleans, he’s right there on your TV!
JILLIAN MICHAELS: Jillian Michaels is being charged in another multi-million dollar lawsuit over weight loss products that might kill people. (@tmz)
THE BEATS: Beat chronicler Bill Morgan tours legendary poet Allen Ginsberg’s East Village: “In Morgan’s thoughtful, clear-eyed biography of the Beats, no empty bottle or one-night stand that contributed to the mythology of the infamous group of writers is left unexamined.” (@OUT)
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA: How Irresponsible (And Hilarious) Will “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Gay Marriage Episode Be?: On the upcoming sixth season of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the characters aren’t going to grow any more mature. But they will tackle gay marriage! (@queerty)