On “The Playboy Club,” Sean Maher plays a man who is gay, but is in a sham marriage with a bunny. And it appears that art is sure imitating life here. This week, Sean sat down with Entertainment Weekly to reveal that, like his character, he is gay and has been hiding it for the 14 years he’s been working as an actor on TV shows like “Firefly.” Not only that, Sean is a family man. He has been with his partner Paul for nine years and they have two children, Sophia and Liam. (Take that, Patti Stanger.)
“This is my coming out ball,” Sean exclaims in the article. “I’ve been dying to do this … I’ve never been asked about it publicly, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t paint a different picture.”
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Who can understand the whims and desires of International Top Supermodel and Media Mogul Tyra Banks? For the past several cycles she’s had the inimitable Vogue Contributing Editor Andre Leon Talley as a panel judge for the show, but now rumor has it that he’ll be replaced by PR guru/life coach/”The City” HBIC Kelly Cutrone. Perhaps Talley was over the dreckitude–or perhaps there was a more sinister situation happening between himself and Banks. We can only imagine that two people which such big, uh, personalities may have run into conflict from time to time. In any case, we’ll miss his oversized muumuus and would clamor to sit in his “sa-lon” anytime.
But on with Cutrone, whose sharp tongue and chipper new age-y self help advice will no doubt put a different spin on “ANTM”‘s model panel. (Hell, she’s even wore a muumuu or two of her own during the debut season of “Kell On Earth.”) And now we’ve got a new Cutrone-related drinking game to employ: A swig for every time she’s able to work the title of her 2009 memoir If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, into upbraiding some poor wannabe. [Fashionista]
Ever wonder how quirky German film director Werner Herzog might interpret your favorite children’s books? Wonder no more! He’s taken it up on himself (okay, okay, not Herzog, but a Herzog-alike) to give pitch-perfect analysis of classics like Winnie the Pooh and A Christmas Carol. Here, “Herzog” explains Where’s Waldo. “At the ski slopes, I find him almost immediately,” he says. “At the sea, I hunt until I am mad.” As you do. [YouTube]
“I cry during ASPCA commercials, other than that I’m pretty cold-hearted … We tried to make ’50/50′ as honest as we could. Life is funny and sad and even when Will was going through treatment we were still sitting around having the most ridiculous conversations.”
—Seth Rogen talks about his new movie “50/50,” about his best friend Will Reiser’s diagnosis with cancer, and answered a reporter’s question about whether he has a soft side. What?!?! Seth cries at ASPCA commercials, too? We are obviously kindred spirits as those commercials make me go through, like, a box of Kleenex a week. [Monsters and Critics]
“Jem and the Holograms” was my favorite television show as a kid. The show tells the story of Jerrica, a rich girl whose dad leaves her a record company when he dies. He also leaves her a pair of earrings that allow her to communicate with Synergy, a holographic computer. Synergy allows Jerrica to create an alter ego, Jem, to front a band to save her father’s record company. Goofy, yes. But I loved the over-the-top ’80s costumes and the fact that the show featured two kick-butt female bands, Jem and the Holograms in addition to The Misfits. So I am totally thrilled that on October 11th, the entire series comes out on DVD. To get you excited, behold. The first 10 minutes of the iconic show. Enjoy.
“He is a sucker with a gun, gun, gun, gun,” Britney Spears sings in her track, “Criminal.” But apparently, the local government in Stoke Newington, a borough of London, didn’t get the memo about the lyrics or name of the song before they gave Brit-Brit permission to film a music video there. Now that they’ve seen the content, they are not too pleased. The video has yet to be released, but images have appeared all over the internet. In the pictures, Britney robs a convenience store along with real-life boyfriend Jason Trawick. Britney not only rocks a ski mask, but she points a gun at the cashier. As the pair runs away, Britney limply carries a fake gun in one hand and a duffle bag in the other.
So why is the local government so mad? Because of the riots that happened earlier this year, they think the imagery glorifies lawlessness and weapon-wielding. Keep reading »