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04/19/2007


SNL Skit: 'Dyke & Fats: Video

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Last night Saturday Night Live aired a skit titled "Dyke and Fats" which features cast members Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant as partners starring in a 1970s-inspired television cop show. But, as host Louie CK's character quickly learns, only they're allowed to call themselves by their nicknames. 

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Chelsea Handler To Quit Her Talk Show

The end of Chelsea Lately will come later this year - after eight years on the E! channel. 

The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive story:

Chelsea-Handler-20680075-1-403An E! spokesperson stated to THR: "Chelsea has nine months left on her contract and E! will not comment on the future of Chelsea Lately at this time."

Handler is said to feel that she is at the top of her game with a new book, Uganda be Kidding Me--her first to sit at number one on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a week. She is in the midst of a tour of more than 30 markets, "a massive piece of business" that also will include dates overseas, according to Geof Wills, president of Live Nation Comedy. She will shoot her first stand-up special at the Harris Theatre in Chicago in June to air on cable in October.

Handler's reps at CAA have been setting meetings with companies including Sony Television and Lionsgate as well as FX to discuss her future. The extent of interest in her in those quarters is not clear. “I don’t know if anybody’s going to pay her as much as E!,” says a source at one company that has been contacted.

Handler has been vocal about her unhappiness at E!. Where will she land next? Just a few weeks ago, she told Howard Stern she'd like to seek out a place similar to Netflix.


When Hannah from 'Girls' Met Dorothy from 'The Golden Girls': VIDEO

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Ross Mathews imagined what might happen if Lena Dunham sat down for cheesecake with Bea Arthur.

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Kit Harington on Getting Nude for 'Game of Thrones': 'It's Only Right'

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Last week we reported that Game of Thrones actress Sibel Kekilli was requesting that the show up the amount of male nudity, and Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, seems game according to a new GQ cover story.

Says Harington to the mag: “It’s only right, if you’re going to make a show where nudity and sex is a large part of it, that you be a part of that.” Though as far as doing a full frontal, Harington adds, "It would have to be f--king well deserved."

Harington also adds that he used a butt double last season in the scene in which he jumped nude into a rock pool, but only because he had an injury at the time: “When it came down to it I had a broken ankle, so the only time you saw my ass, it wasn’t my ass.”

While none the shots from Harington's GQ shoot feature more clothing than skin, we've posted his sexiest shirtless shots from elsewhere, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jerry Springer Renounces The Use Of 'Tranny' On His Talk Show: VIDEO

Jerry_springerTrashy daytime talk show host Jerry Springer recently announced that he will stop using the derogatory word “tranny” in episode titles of The Jerry Springer Show.

The Advocate reports that past installments of Springer's show have used the word in episodes such as "Mom Don't Ruin My Tranny Wedding," "Tranny Take Downs," "You Got Me a Tranny Stripper!?" "Online Tranny Trap," "My Girlfriend is Leaving Me for a Tranny" and "Tranny Bomb!"

Springer told TMZ:

“The term tranny? I’ve just been educated. I won’t use that term. I mean I honestly had no idea that you’re not supposed to use that term so now we’ll find another term to use.

"Yeah, but I didn’t know that it was offensive to them (the transgender community) and I’m not interested in offending people. So obviously I’ll just change the term — there’s no argument there.”

Springer should also keep in mind though that Gays and Lesbians Allied Against Defamation (GLAAD) consider words like “she-male," "he-she," "it," "shim," and "gender-bender” to be just as defamatory and dehumanizing. Even if he uses the correct word "transgender," his show's depiction of trans people as outrageous spectacles will remain problematic.

In the recent past, celebrities such as Gabourey Sidibe, Lance Bass, Neil Patrick Harris and RuPaul have all been criticized for using the trans-slur.

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'Game Of Thrones' Actor Kristian Nairn Discusses Coming Out, is Proud to Break Gay Stereotypes

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You may recall that Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones, came out publicly earlier this month. But in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Nairn revealed that he had come out to his family and friends early in his adolescence, making his second more-recent coming out at age 38 a bit “weird.”

“It felt a little bit unnecessary. It’s just really strange,” Nairn said. “It didn’t feel very important to me. I just mentioned it casually in an interview.”

He added:

I kind of had been waiting for it to come up in an interview question. But I sort of thought that people knew, because all you had to do—I started out doing a drag queen [act]. I DJ at a gay bar. Learn to Google, people. That’s all it is…

I don’t want to make light of it either because people have been in touch with me and they’ve been really… nice about it, and I’m really grateful. And also people said it inspired them. Because even within the gay community, there’s a stereotype even when you’re a gay person. You have to look a certain way. You have to be thin. You have to be tanned. You have to have small eyebrows. You have to look pretty. And that’s never been me.

I just think it’s important to show the world that we are varied people, as everybody else. You don’t have to be any way. I think that’s really important, and people said that to me. And that’s when I started to realize it’s not a small thing. It’s kind of a big thing. And if I can help somebody—you know, I’ve got my family behind me. I’ve got my friends behind me. If you have that, that’s all you need. It doesn’t matter about people on the Internet. And I’m really lucky to have that. And so if I can help one person, I’m happy.

During the interview he also discussed the challenges of carrying fellow GOT actor Isaac Hempstead Wright on his back for so many scenes as Hodor. Nairn admittedly has back problems which have required the consultation of a chiropractor.


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