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Alabama's Gay 'Prancing Elites' Dance Troop Kicks Off Reality Series Tonight on Oxygen: VIDEOS


Towleroad readers may recall the Prancing Elites, a dance team from Alabama which caused controversy after appearing in a local Christmas parade.

2_prancingelitesOne onlooker told FOX10 at the time: "I was outraged and appalled. I never expect anything like this at the Semmes Christmas parade. If they were gonna put this kind of activity in the parade, they should have notified the people of Semmes so that we had a choice whether we wanted out children to attend and see something like that."

Now the troop is the subject of a reality series, The Prancing Elites Project, on Oxygen which premieres tonight at 10/9c. From its synopsis:

Set in the high-stakes world of Southern dance teams, this show chronicles the story of the Prancing Elites—an all-male competitive dance team in Mobile, Alabama who are looking to go from a one-click-wonder to a national sensation. With big personalities and even more heart, these five best friends will navigate the pitfalls of stardom and interpersonal drama all while attempting to break down the stereotypes and barriers put in their path towards success.

In tonight's episode, the group gets some encouragement from (and freaks out upon meeting) Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes.



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Sneak Peek: Charley is Pumped for His Date on 'Friends to Lovers' Finale — VIDEO


Tonight is the two-hour season finale of Friends to Lovers, Bravo's show about sets of friends, straight and gay, who decide to take their relationships to the next level.

Those of you who have been following the show are familiar with Charley and Darion, whose decision to try and become more intimate has been a bit rocky, to say the least.

The folks at Bravo sent over this sneak peek exclusively for Towleroad which features celeb trainer Seth Gottesdiener, who Charley tells us is currently in Europe helping Adam Lambert keep in shape for his gigs with Queen.

In the clip, Seth arrives to help Charley prepare for his date that evening with Darion by taking him through a "party pump" which gets "everything kind of perfectly....plump," according to Charley. Of course, Charley should know that if Darion really loves him, he'll love him for who he is!

Viewers will find out tonight at 10:30, but you can watch him prep for the finish,


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Andy Cohen Rips the 'Beverly Hills Housewives' for Referring to Their Gay Friends as 'My Gays': VIDEO


On Watch What Happens Live! last night, Andy Cohen scolded the Beverly Hills Housewives for the way they refer to their gay friends.

Said Cohen: "Even though some of your friends might be gay which is great, they are not 'yours'. You do not own them. We are not cattle. We are not purses. And the next time you feel like saying 'my gays' replace it with 'my blacks' and see how that turns out!"


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Singer Alexander O'Neal Apologizes For Calling Perez Hilton 'Silly-Ass Faggot' On Celebrity Big Brother: VIDEO


Singer Alexander O'Neal (above) has apologized for calling Perez Hilton a "faggot" on English reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother, reports The Mirror.

6a00d8341c730253ef01b7c73908b6970b-250wiO'Neal's outburst came after Hilton (right) had been antagonizing the singer by blowing him kisses.

“I know what you want but you’re not going to get it ... you’re going to sit there with that silly ass faggot look on your face,” said O'Neal.

O’Neal later told housemates that although he regretted his choice of words, he didn’t regret using that phrase against the celeb blogger.  Suggesting a threat of violence had the incident occurred off camera, he added:

"He knows well that he couldn't do that out there, but he did that in here 'cos it's safe in the Big Brother house. He taunted man taunts me ever, you don't play with me.

"I apologise to the gay community. I have gay cousins, gay friends, I have people in my family that I love with a passion, if anybody hit them or messed with them the wrong way it's on. God don't make no mistakes.

"For that I apologise, but I never apologise for what I said about him to him ever.”

Although some housemates were supportive of Hilton, others were shocked by his antagonistic behavior towards O’Neal.

Following his apology, O’Neal disappeared into the diary room and didn’t return.  Housemates were later informed that the singer had made the decision to leave the show.

Watch a clip of the incident, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last year, former heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield was reprimanded by Celebrity Big Brother for saying being gay is akin to being "handicapped" and "is a choice." Holyfield later apologized. 

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'My Husband's Not Gay' Star Explains His 'Same-Sex Attraction' - VIDEO


TLC's depressing My Husband's Not Gay reality show debuts this Sunday, but if you want an early look you can catch a sneak peek video wherein couple Jeff and Tanya attempt to rationalize Jeff's homosexuality by re-labeling it as SSA..."same-sex attraction." While Jeff openly admits that a beautiful man would catch his eye first, the two are quick to rationalize that despite his attraction to men he desires to be in a heterosexual relationship, hence his 9-year marriage to Tanya and toddler son.

While the level of denial is comparatively minimal - the open admission to a sexual attraction to men is mildly laudable - the relationship still seems to be a ticking time bomb with a young child as collateral damage when it goes off. What ever happened to marriages being all about the children?

Media Matters has also pointed out that Jeff is a spokesman for the fringe 'ex-gay' group North Star and has written in defense of "sexual orientation change efforts."

You can find the preview AFTER THE JUMP...


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Anti-Gay Reality Star Michelle Duggar Has A Lesbian Sister


TLC reality star Michelle Duggar, known for her large brood of children and anti-gay views, has a lesbian sister according to Radar Online. Evelyn Ruark, 63, lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner Sharon Callahan, 52. While Evelyn has yet to speak about her sister's anti-gay views and actions, including actively campaigning against a non-discrimination ordinance that was first passed then later repealed in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at least one Duggar has taken it upon himself to speak for Evelyn. Josh Duggar last year spoke of his lesbian aunt on a radio show while discussing his views on gay rights. “I have an aunt who has chosen to live that life and I love my aunt. I think she is an amazing person,” Duggar commented. “She believes that marriage is between one man and one woman.” This has yet to be corroborated.

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ab433ec2970d-800wiJosh Duggar also last year took a job at the notoriously anti-gay "family" organization Family Research Council helmed by Tony Perkins, cementing his position as an anti-gay activist. Josh's involvement with FRC combined with Michelle lending her voice to a robo-call that targeted the Fayetteville Non-Discrimination Ordinance prompted LGBT activists to start a petition to get TLC to pull the Duggars' show from the airwaves and end the "LGBT hatemongering." While the petition amassed over 100,000 signatures19 Kids and Counting has not been cancelled. 

(Picture via Radar Online).


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