Live house feeds of the CBS reality series Big Brother have captured several anti-gay, racist, sexist remarks from cast members of the show's 15th season, some of which have now been included in the show's national broadcast following outrage from viewers.
HBO Documentary Films is currently in production on a film telling the story of the historic Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. The untitled feature will be completed by the end of this year for debut on the network in 2014.
On Monday, the It Gets Better Project announced that Archie Comics had joined the campaign. The comic series has been making headlines for adding a gay character, Kevin Keller, and including a storyline about same-sex marriage. Now, the project and comics are dedicating an entire day to the character, all of which will be revealed via social media.
In the summer of 2000, when CBS first locked people in a fishbowl of a house and televised almost every second of their lives, there was a spate of bad press when a newspaper discovered that a participant had ties to the New Black Panther Party. The network quickly issued a statement that said it “will not tolerate nor permit any hate speech on the program,” called “Big Brother.”
That noise you heard Monday night may have been wolves howling at the moon... or fans howling with the delight!
MTV's "Teen Wolf" delivered the gay goods last night with some good old fashioned teen on werewolf action as the much anticipated (at least in "Teen Wolf" fan circles) Danny and Ethan kissing scene finally happened.
Chicago native Steve Grand, 23, is gaining attention this week for his country song, “All-American Boy,” about a gay man’s unrequited love for a straight man. Having gained over 400,000 views in less than a week, Grand is being hailed as the first openly gay male singer of the genre.
Grand, who was made to go to “straight therapy” for five years, says the song is based on personal experiences. From the AP:
"Big Brother" was rocked by controversy early last week when subscribers to the show's live stream heard two contestants make racist and homophobic remarks about their fellow players. And on Sunday night, CBS aired some of the comments made by Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman.