More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
What to Watch: This Weekend, February 24-26
Start the weekend with a new Days of Our Lives as Will comes out to Marlena, two women have high fashion woes on Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and a new episode of Spartacus: Vengeance. David Bromstad and his team makeover a loft-style living room on Saturday's Color Splash. Sunday's 84th Academy Awards have several people nominated for LGBT roles plus new episodes of Celebrity Apprentice starring Clay Aiken and George Takei and Full Metal Jousting with Jake Nodar.
What to Watch: Friday, February 24
8:00pm: Days of Our Lives, SoapNet (1 hr) NEW
Will tries to come out to Marlena, but Sami stops him. Carrie confides in Bo about her marriage troubles, and Rafe violently stops EJ's proposal to Nicole. A confrontation at the DiMera mansion will have long reaching consequences and chang the lives of those in Salem forever.
9:00pm: Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, TLC (30 mins) NEW
Two brides-to-be must deal with finding the perfect dress that satisfies their need for high fashion within their bank account's limits.
10:00pm: Spartacus: Vengeance, Starz (1 hr) NEW
Ilithyia's plotting causes trouble between herself and husband Glaber. Spartacus wants to rescue Crixus from the Romans and forms a plot, but a famous warrior from House of Atiatus ruins the plan. Watch a video explaining the brotherhood and houses below.
What to Watch: Saturday, February 25
9:00pm: Color Splash, HGTV (30 mins) NEW
David Bromstad and his team makeover a loft-style living room in the image of a Miami furniture store. The new room features a half-circle couch, a custom upholstered chair and a chandelier.
10:00pm: 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, IFC (2.5 hrs) NEW
Several inclusive films are nominated this year. Beginners is nominated in four categories including Best Picture, Adepero Oduye was nominated in the Best Female Lead category for her role in Pariah, which received two nominations, Gun Hill Road received one nod for Harmony Santana's portrayal of Vanessa in the Best Supporting Female Category, Midnight in Paris received two nominations, Albert Nobbs received one, We Were Here is up for Best Documentary.
What to Watch: Sunday, February 26
7:00pm ET/ 4:00pm PT: The 84th Academy Awards, ABC (3 hrs) NEW
The 84th Academy Awards are hosted by Billy Crystal and will be airing live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Keep an eye on Christopher Plummer nominated for Actor In A Supporting Role for his work as Hal, an elderly gay man, in Beginners. Plummer's role in the film has already won him the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In A Supporting Role . Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were nominated Actress In A Leading Role and Supporting Role respectively for their turns as 19th century hotel employees living as men in Albert Nobbs. Rooney Mara is also up for Actress In A Leading Role for her work in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as bisexual investigator Lisbeth Salander.
10:00pm: Full Metal Jousting, History Channel (1 hr) NEW
The red team tries unorthodox training techniques to avoid unhorsings and dissension grows among the ranks. Skill levels are rapidly improving in this do-or-die world, and two contestants will face off in the hardest hitting joust yet.
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