Alec Baldwin reaches out to GLAAD, apologizes, says his ‘queen’ remark wasn’t homophobic

06.28.13 4 years ago

Alec Baldwin reaches out to GLAAD, apologizes, says his “queen” remark wasn’t homophobic

Baldwin explains to Gothamist, “the idea of me calling this guy a ‘queen’ and that being something that people thought is homophobic…a queen to me has a different meaning …  I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny.” PLUS: GLAAD gives Baldwin a “pass,” says TMZ, which calls him a “liar,” and Baldwin gets an apology from the Daily Mail.

“Happy Endings” is officially dead

Sony has given up its effort to find a new home for the canceled ABC comedy, but the cast’s contracts expire this weekend.

Here’s the “Glee” Season 5 cast

Lea Michele tweeted pics from today’s photoshoot, which comes in wake of five cast members exiting.

Jay-Z will perform on Letterman’s marquee

On July 8, Jay-Z will be Dave’s guest then perform on top of the Ed Sullivan Theater Marquee.

Jon Stewart’s cameo boosts “The Daily Show” ratings
John Oliver saw his biggest numbers last night since his first night as substitute host.

Kim Zolciak denies smoking while pregnant
The paparazzi pics were manipulated, says the “Real Housewives” star, who’s threatening legal action.

Aaron Paul on the “Breaking Bad” finale: “You guys are gonna sh*t your pants!”

Paul recalls devouring the scripts of the final eight episodes. PLUS: Win a chance to hang with Bryan Cranston in an RV.

Paula Deen “Dancing”?

One report has Deen using “Dancing with the Stars” to rehabilitate her image. PLUS: Deen’s ex-husband under siege from the media, and Deen lost about $12.5 million in endorsements.

Martha Stewart’s comeback includes shorter skirts and playing “Shag, Marry, Kill”
The 71-year-old domestic diva has enlisted Andy Cohen in her attempt to create a softer, saucier image.

“Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson nearly changed his wedding plans after Supreme Court ruling
Ferguson said today on “The View”: “We planned on getting married in New York ’cause that”s where it was legal; it wasn”t legal in California up until yesterday.”

Is binge-watching really the hottest new trend?
Despite lots of media coverage of binge-watching, including this morning on “Today,” there are no hard numbers to back up the binge-watching trend.

“Game of Thrones” creators say their ignorance of TV is why their show feels so different

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss didn’t come from a traditional television background.

Will “Mad Men’s” final season end in 1969?

Or could Matthew Weiner set the series finale in the ’70s?

Why there will never be a female Tony Soprano

Because, as Alyssa Rosenberg explains, “there really isn’t an equivalent framework available for women, who get penalized rather than rewarded for displaying masculine traits like aggression, physical force, ambition, or selfishness.”

What was Justin Long doing on the “Veronica Mars” set?

Check out pics of Long, Kristen Bell and Krysten Ritter.

“Devious Maids” star Ana Ortiz: “My grandmother was a maid”

Ortiz was skeptical of the Lifetime drama at first, but she came to realize that the role was a way of paying tribute to an occupation that immigrants like her grandmother used to work in.

Listen to Jeff Garlin interview Aziz Ansari
The “Parks and Rec” star sat down for the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star’s podcast.

Fred Armisen: “Portlandia” was one of the reasons why I left “SNL”
The IFC comedy, he says, “started to pull me away more and more, schedule-wise, and I just felt like it’d be nice to focus on it a little more and go into the fall a bit more with shooting. So it was because of that. And also it was just a feeling.”

“Veep”: “The most accurately scripted show ever made about American politics”
The HBO comedy, says David Sirota, “shows Washington for what it is: not merely Hollywood for trolls, but a place where painfully average and often untalented drones follow their star-f*cking ambitions only to be caught in a soul-sapping system that devours whatever last remaining shreds of humanity they still possessed.”

Gregg Henry joins Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden movie

He’ll co-star opposite Christina Ricci.

“The Anna Nicole Story” feels newly tragic all over again

The Lifetime movie, airing Saturday, is six years in the making. PLUS: “Anna Nicole” doesn’t go below the surface, and “it took an army” to transform Agnes Bruckner into Anna Nicole.

AMC teases “Low Winter Sun”

Here’s a 10-second preview of AMC’s newest drama.

Remembering Aunt Bee from “The Andy Griffith Show”
Residents of her North Carolina town recall Frances Bavier in her final years.

At 22, was the star of “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” too old for MTV?
MTV’s younger, teenage audience may not have gotten Bo Burnham’s humor.

“Dexter” still has a few twists in final season, but it’s clear it’s time to go out
Despite “tremendous” performances this season by Michael C. Hall, Charlotte Rampling and Jennifer Carpenter, Kevin Fallon says, “it’s clearer than ever that ‘Dexter’ must end. Dexter”s kills might still be cathartic for him, but because of the precise ritual he follows, the show”s writers and directors have long exhausted any creativity out of the murder scenes. And his various emotional crises-What will become of his son? Are his emotions real or just manufactured?-are all retreads of previous internal struggles.” PLUS: Michael C. Hall on the final season, the Season 8 primer, the season premiere is first rate, and producers have known the final scene for 2 years.

Steve Carell make a cameo on “The Colbert Report”

Check him out in “Stephen Colbert’s Big Gay Round-Up.”

Preview Don Rickles riding in a car with Jerry Seinfeld

This week’s “Comedians in Cars” episode featured French comedian Gad Elmaleh.

Phineas and Ferb meet Marvel superheroes

Disney Channel has announced a premiere date for “Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel.”

“Revolution” casts Jessica Collins
The “Zero Dark Thirty” vet has accepted a major recurring role for next season.

Play a “Doctor Who” drinking game

One that could prove deadly.

Watch Sarah Silverman on “Comedy Bang! Bang!”
The new season’s first episode has been posted online.

Happy retirement, Yau-Man Chan!

The 60-year-old former “Survivor” contestant is retiring from UC Berkeley after nearly three decades.

“Ray Donovan” is a big leap forward for Showtime
The Liev Schreiber could put Showtime on par with HBO. As Richard Lawson notes, “What sounded on paper like a guttural slog through ain’t-it-crazy LA seediness is actually something more. Imbued with a chilly melancholy that hints at long, cold Boston winters better left forgotten, the show has an emotional resonance unlike much else on the network.” PLUS: “Ray Donovan” is a “Frankenstein’s monster” of other, better shows, it’s as good as “The Sopranos” and “Breaking Bad,” it could be Showtime’s game-changer, and the gig Schreiber deserves.

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