In this unpredictable and ever-changing world we live in, at least we can always count on Fox News to provide a consistent stream of ignorance. The latest example comes from Fox Nation, a “news” website that chose to illustrate a story about transgender healthcare with a photo of Robin Williams from the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Because, obviously, every serious trans issue can totally be summed up by a male comedian in a dress putting out a fire on his fake boobs. Sigh. After sparking outrage and petitions to remove it, the ridiculous movie shot has been replaced by a generic stock photo. And just in case anyone was misled by Fox’s story, Village Voice blogger Alan Scherstuhl explains, “For the record, the number of transgender Americans asking insurance to cover boobfires each year is minuscule.” [Village Voice, Basic Rights Oregon]
America, we have a fox obesity problem. And when you feed your pet foxes marshmallows, you’re not helping the cause. Okay, kidding, this fox was an orphan rescued as a baby, and he gets a marshmallow treat once a year on the anniversary of his adoption. Watch this little guy bury some of the marshmallows for later. [YouTube]
Who’s been called in as “experts” on cable news to discuss the current debate over birth control? More men than women, that’s who. Across all the networks, 91 men appeared to talk about the birth control debate, while only 55 women appeared on-air. The greatest disparity was at the Fox stations, but the “liberal”-leaning network of MSNBC didn’t do much better. When the debate primarily affects women’s lives — in this case, their very bodies — more female voices need to be heard. Shame on these networks for allowing guys, whatever their opinion, a greater voice in the debate. [Think Progress]
Hi, did you have plans for this evening? I did, but then I canceled them because A) it’s pouring rain, B) it’s freezing out, and C) Fox is airing new episodes of “Glee,” “New Girl,” and “Raising Hope” tonight. So I’m making excuses and going home to sit around in my undies, paint my nails, and watching the boob tube like the rockstar that I am. Keep reading »
Does your television take up a high percentage of your living room? Have you ever bailed out on plans to cook pasta to watch an episode of “Lost“? Do you often run into situations where your DVR gets overloaded because there are just too many shows you want to record? No, I am not here to chastise you for being a coach potato or to tell you that so much TV-watching is actively decreasing your brain cells. I am here to congratulate you for being a TV head!
For us TV heads, the third week in May rivals the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve for everyone else. It’s upfronts week! Keep reading »
Could network wars be responsible for crushing the hearts of Gleeks, “Glee” fans, across America? The popular Fox show won’t be rolling down Central Park West this November, as NBC has reportedly put the kibosh on their performance plans at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
According to an internal Fox memo, the network and Macy’s were “already discussing wardrobe and choreography” and picking out a float for the “Glee” cast to ride on when the store told them the offer would have to be rescinded because “it did not want the Fox series…getting a big fat plug on NBC’s parade broadcast,” according to The Washington Post. A network insider claims the department store had worked out the deal before consulting NBC. Keep reading »
Network TV has got almost as many gay characters as Marc Jacobs’ Rolodex. Just last year, there were only seven homosexuals and bisexuals on the boob tube, but this year that number has more than doubled to 16. GLAAD is certainly happy to announce the awesome news and even single out an old foe. The sharp increase is thanks, in part, to Fox, who not only finally put one gay character on a series, they put a whopping FIVE! Still, all this good news comes with a new glass ceiling. While gay men seem to be making head way (no pun intended), there are no lesbian characters on the major networks — just bisexual women. One small step for man, but when is there going to be a jump for womankind? Sigh…will someone please cast Portia Di Rossi to play gay already?! [USA Today via Fark] Keep reading »
Back in 1991, Julia Roberts jilted her fiance Kiefer Sutherland days before their wedding and ran off to Europe with his (now ex) best friend Jason Patric. Waaaay harsh, but Kiefer did cheat on her with a stripper. Despite the bad blood, they’ve managed to forgive each other and stay friends. Now, almost 20 years later, for the first time since they co-starred in Flatliners, the movie set they met on, it’s rumored they’ll work together again. Julia is reportedly stepping into the small screen and making a cameo on Kiefer’s successful show, 24, next season. Cool, but why would an Academy Award winning movie star take a bit part on a TV show? Sounds like more than gun sparks are going to fly on the secret agent show! [Remote Access] Keep reading »