silversolitaire: (Stop! Yoda-Time!)
Just took a walk down memory lane and recalled "I am Weasel" and subsequently went over to "Cow and Chicken" and then of course the Red Guy with his hilarious aliases.

I've made a list of the ones I remember:

Dr. Lax Slax
Ben Panced
Seymour Butts
Mr. Lackapants
Mrs. Bare Derierre
Officer Pantsoffski
Geraldo Rearviewa
Baron von Keinlederhosen
Dr. High Knee
Officer O'Fannyhee
Sir Pantsareoff

I knew there were tons more so I looked up a list and found several more, but also this one:

Ivan Panced

Somehow the pun eludes me here. Anyone care to enlighten me? O.o
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As by Joss Whedon's order I just sent a dollar in support of the writers. Or rather, I sent a dollar to have the studios sent a box of pencils. You know, "Write yourself then". I didn't really waste a lot of time checking whether the site really is legit or not, but hey, it's just a dollar. Hopefully it'll do something good.

Check it out yourself: Pencils2MediaMoguls
silversolitaire: (silly)
'Lost' Star Kim Arrested for DUI

Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has been arrested for driving under the influence in Hawaii. The actor, who plays Jin-Soo Kwon in the hit series, was stopped by police at around 3am on Thursday in Honolulu where the show is filmed, according to local newspaper the Honolulu Advertiser. Kim was booked at the Honolulu Police station and was released at 5:05 am after posting bail, although full details of the arrest have not been released. It marks the latest in a string of DUI-related arrests to plague the Lost cast in Hawaii - cast mates Cynthia Watros and Michelle Rodriguez both pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in January 2007 and April 2006 respectively.

Okay, what is it with the Lost cast and DUI? Seriously, this is getting freaky. Does that mean that Jin will get killed off now? >.>;

I wonder if it's somehting about the cast who's just a bunch of drunks (unlikely) or whether it's just the Hawaiian police who likes to grieve them. On the other hand, it's not like the police makes the booze miraculously appear in their system, is it?

Guess that's yet another mystery around Lost that's never going to be solved...
silversolitaire: (LOL)
This is something I'd love to have for the lid of my laptop! :D

This is just too cool for words! The real Kwik-E-Mart! I'm just ridiculously excited looking at all this and I wish I could stroll through the aisles... Buzz Cola and Krusty O's! How cool is that???

In a slightly similar vein, The Simpsons go WoW! Well, technically, it's not WoW but it just all rings so true! *g* Tom and I have decided that this must be a fantastic MMORPG since apparently there are no noobs in this game! Even people like Burns know how to do the basic things and are fairly civil about it!

And last, but not least... Have you ever wondering about the dancing in WoW? Well, wonder no more! This neat little clip shows most of the available dance styles and compares them to their real life example. I knew most of them, but I had no idea that the male blood elves do the Napoleon Dynamite dance! And wtf are those Bollywood people? Hahaha... hilarious!
silversolitaire: (d'oh!)
I think by now everyone's agreed that the episode pretty much sucked. I don't even feel the urge to rewatch it because it was just a messy load of copycat themes borrowed from all over the place. And I can't help but feel embarrassed au lieu John Barrowman for banging the drum so much beforehand, saying a gasp will go through Britain at the final revelation and it will be so shocking and OMG! I think that gasp probably rather was one of "... WTF?!?"

spoilers, I guess )
silversolitaire: (retarded)
Yeah yeah, I know. Way back then I said the saga was over. Apparently it isn't! How naive I was to think that! To be honest, I understand that Washington is pissed. I really think they screwed him over with this. And I have to say, the gossip is delicious. So TR Knight is a conniving little rat who wants to get rid of the male leads to gain larger importance? No clue how true that is, but the mere idea seems hilarious. Has anyone ever watched the show? Who'd even remotely consider George a male lead?

I really don't know what it is about Grey's Anatomy... I have this love/hate thing going on with it. I don't really like the show, yet I keep watching it. There isn't a single character in the entire cast that I find likeable or sympathetic. They all are annoying and need to be beaten with a stupid stick, repeatedly. I especially get aggressive thinking about George with his droopy eyes and unrelenting, unforgiving nature. He always has issues and he drags them on forever, sometimes being downright nasty about it. So, seriously, if TR Knight manages to get George into a bigger role because of that... good-bye GA!

Anyway, here's the news round-up. I really was going to stop, but this is just too hilarious. It basically writes itself!

14 June 2007
Washington Breaks His Silence Over 'Grey's Anatomy'

Isaiah Washington has hit out at producers of hit TV show Grey's Anatomy for firing him with such ease. The troubled actor's future on the medical drama had been in doubt ever since he made a homophobic remark about cast mate T.R. Knight last October - a comment he repeated at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. At the end of season three, his character Dr. Preston Burke was seen packing his bags in a cliffhanger finale and last Washington received a call from producer Shonda Rhimes revealing his services were no longer required. At the time, the 43-year-old star released a statement, simply saying, "I'm mad as hell" - and Washington still can't believe how calm and collected Rhimes was when she made the fateful call. He says, "I'm saddened by the outcome. I did everything that the producers and the network asked me to do. I came back under great duress and stress, and thought I was doing the job I was hired to do. Shonda Rhimes called me on Thursday of last week and told me that I would not be returning to the show. Just like she personally called me and invited me to the show. It was full circle."

22 June 2007
Washington: "They Fired the Wrong Guy"

Disgraced Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has fired back at the TV executives who fired him from the show, insisting they picked the wrong guy. The actor was axed from the medical drama on June 7 and now claims producers should have fired T.R. Knight, the show regular who claimed he had been targeted by a gay slur uttered by Washington, because he turned an on-set fight into a major controversy in a bid to boost his salary. Angry Washington insists his use of the word "f****t" wasn't targeted at Knight, but used in a fight with co-star Patrick Dempsey. Knight took offense to the use of the derogatory gay term and came out shortly after news of the on-set drama leaked to the media. Washington tells the Houston Chronicle, "They fired the wrong guy. I have to clear my name... My livelihood, my honor, my dignity and my name have been so challenged. So here's the truth... I used the word during a disagreement with Patrick. I apologized for that. We shook hands and went back to work." Washington admits he was shocked when he was axed from the show because he did everything that was requested of him when gay groups demanded action for his use of the word. He continues, "I did everything I said I would do. I offered to go to counseling, to do a public service announcement. I wanted everyone to know I was remorseful."

25 June 2007
Washington: "Knight Was Jealous of My Success"

Former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington insists T.R. Knight wanted him and co-star Patrick Dempsey off the show because of they were getting better storylines. The actor was fired from the medical drama earlier this month in the wake of a homophobic remark he made about cast mate Knight last October - a comment he repeated at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. However, Washington claims Knight turned the remark into a major controversy because he was jealous of the storylines he was getting. He says, "T.R. Knight was very tactical in trying to remove me from the show because he knows that I know, and I was gagged, that he has been working on a conspiracy to get Patrick Dempsey and myself off the show for the last year and a half. I know Patrick Dempsey has supported me by stating that if there is anyone that needs to be fired it is T.R. Knight because he has created such a negative environment on that set because he felt like he has not been treated and given the same leading man kinds of story lines."

29 June 2007
Washington: "I Was Fired Because I'm Black"

Actor Isaiah Washington insists the only reason he was fired from TV show Grey's Anatomy for making a homophobic remark was because of the color of his skin. Washington infamously made an offensive comment about castmate T.R. Knight last October and repeated it at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. But the 43-year-old claims he was fired from Grey's Anatomy earlier this month because America can't find it in its heart to forgive an African-American. He cites the examples of actor Robert Downey, Jr., who has rebuilt his career despite multiple run-ins with the police over his drug problems, and politician Arnold Schwarzenneger, who has fought allegations of sexual misconduct. Washington tells U.S. magazine Newsweek, "I apologized and showed my remorse for what I said and for the pain I caused anyone. If a black man can't get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey, Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances... I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand."

Now this is just... ROFL!!!!!!! Yes, let's bring the black issue in here again. Didn't we have that gay vs. black wank already in October? "500 years of slavery can't be compared to homophobia!!!!". Oh please, spare me...

Randomly, I notice there's an inordinately large percentage of people of color on most medical show casts. Not sure if that's a realistic representation, but when you look at shows with large casts, such as GA or ER (lots of letters, lol) there's a lot of "non-white" (nasty word) people. I wonder if that's a desperate attempt of the producers to demonstrate multi-cultural tolerance. Or maybe I'm just sorely mistaken and that's exactly what US hospitals look like on the inside. I wouldn't know. But it's just noticeable to me. I noticed that especially about GA where exactly half the cast is of color. And yes, I counted *g*.

Edit July 3rd
Just gonna tag this one on here since I doubt anyone cares. But since I've started collecting I don't want to just stop.

3 July 2007
Washington: "I Tried To Resign"

Fired Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has revealed he twice tried to resign from the show following the fuss caused by the gay slur he uttered during an on-set fight - but TV bosses wouldn't let him walk. The actor made his first full television interview appearance since his firing on CNN's Larry King Live on Monday - and confessed he's still reeling from his departure from the show. Washington is annoyed because he offered to do the right thing after using the word 'f****t' in an argument with co-star Patrick Dempsey last year - and then repeating it at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. The scandal outraged gay groups and prompted gay co-star T.R. Knight to come out. Washington agreed to publicly apologize for his comments and met with gay community leaders to ask their forgiveness - and then he offered to quit. He told King, "I expected something. I didn't know that it would happen (firing) because I resigned. I tried to resign twice." Washington also used his chat with King to reiterate the fact he's not anti-gay. He claims an unfortunate word simply slipped out in the heat of the moment and the fight was leaked to the press. He added, "I am not homophobic, no way, shape and form... I made a huge error in judgment." During the interview with King, Washington broke down as he talked about the support he has received from his cast mates. He fought back tears as he explained, "I got a wonderful email from Sandra Oh from Spain."
silversolitaire: (d'oh!)
does that mean I can stop posting about this now? I'm kinda compelled to collect the complete set of news since I started that. I don't even like GA all that much, dammit! LOL... But this is just so soap opera-ish. Better than fiction!

Washington "Mad as Hell" Over 'Grey's Anatomy' Firing

Isaiah Washington is "mad as hell" after learning he was fired from hit U.S. medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The troubled actor's future on the show has been in doubt ever since he made a homophobic remark about castmate T.R. Knight last October - a comment he repeated at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. And at the end of season three his character, Dr. Preston Burke, was seen packing his bags on the cliffhanger finale. Washington's spokesperson Howard Bragman confirmed his client had received a call from the show's creator Shonda Rimes informing the actor that he was "not invited back to the show next season", and the 43-year-old star today released a statement addressing the situation. In the statement, he simply says, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."

Seriously, what kind of message are they giving? This is bad. This is basically saying that all the efforts he took don't count for shit. Sure, they want to make it aaaaaall right and make sure everyone knows they're totally against homophobia. Good for them! But making such a big deal out of nothing really isn't the right away to go! Now the fans who don't care about gay issues but are fans of Washington and GA will be pissed off and probably start leaning towards anti-gay now as this seems to be the root of all evil. Those who care about gay issues just shake their heads and go "wtf mate?". Morons.


Apr. 29th, 2007 12:39 pm
silversolitaire: (eh?)
Lloyd Webber rules out third reality show
Saturday, April 21 2007, 10:44 BST
By Daniel Kilkelly

Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced that he will not be taking part in a third reality series with the BBC.

Despite the success of How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? and new show Any Dream Will Do, Lloyd Webber has decided that he wants to concentrate on writing a sequel to his musical Phantom Of The Opera.

"I need to get back to writing. I want to throw myself into it," Lloyd Webber told The Mirror. "Over the Easter weekend I wrote the first song and I'm really pleased with it."

Andrew admitted that he would consider signing up for an American reality show because he wants to search for an actor to star in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

"I'd love to do a search for Jesus, but the BBC couldn't do that. It's probably against editorial policy," he explained. "I'd have to do it in America. I've told them I'll think about it, but only if it was in New York. Broadway is the heart of theatre in America."

Okay, two things. First: A sequel to Phantom of the Opera??? My initial reaction was D:!!!!!! My second is "Hm... interesting." I'm really torn on this issue TBH. I don't know if that's a good idea. And has there ever been a musical sequel? Does the story even give room for a sequel? Should there be a sequel? So many questions... and I can't decide!

Second: This is kinda funny, don't you think? First ALW was looking for a Mary, then a Joseph... then Jesus??? Oh come ON! That's too funny. But I'm not sure if that'll be a success since JCS was just staged in NY maybe 5 years ago or so? Not sure if it was on Broadway, but it definitely was staged there. I don't know if the sound of this musical meets current tastes. The music is rather particular. But we'll see. I can see why the Beeb doesn't want to touch it with a hot poker though. Casting Jesus is kinda controversial and I just can't see this happening in the US either, TBH.
silversolitaire: (Torchwood - Gone with the Tardis)
I never really got around writing down my thoughts, so I thought I do that now. It's been the fourth episode now, second elimination show. The two guys that have left so far I don't really have an opinion on. The first week's guy I just wasn't emotionally involved yet, so whatever. And this week's guy annoyed me from the start, so good riddance. I'm intentionally vague here to avoid spoilerage.

Now... some assorted comments on the guys. I don't have an opinion on everyone, mind you. Before I knew anything about the guys and the way they sing and all, just my the looks, I thought that Lewis would be Joseph. I mean, when you look at him, he just looks like Joseph, doesn't he? Not my type at all, too plasticy, but he did look like the phenotypical Joseph. Likewise, I was immediately smitten by Lee. I don't know why, but just his looks and the way he behaved drew me in. Incidentally, I also confused him with one other guy who later got eliminated and I was all said because I thought it was him... but yay, it wasn't! *g*

Anyway, you can imagine how pleased I was to find out that Lee actually also is one of the most talented ones! *much love* You can really tell his musical background but he doesn't flaunt it. He's actually very modest and humble, actually fears his experience will work to his disadvantage. I find that very likeable. And God, he sang Mack the Knife in the first show. How can you not love him? And the fact that he gave up his part as Raoul's understudy in Phantom just on the off chance to land this role really endears me to him. I looooooooved his interpretation of "Bad Day" this week. It was fantastic. I hope he gets very far so I can enjoy him much longer.

Now Lewis. Not much to say. Like I said, I thought he looked like Joseph, but I didn't care much about him. But this week's clips from the house and all changed my opinion about him a little bit. He seems to be a really goofy fun guy which I find refreshing. He's not what I thought he'd be. So yay, I like him better. But wtf is wrong with his hair? It's all frizzy and split. He really needs to use some hairgel. And why on earth did they make him wear purple eye shadow on his performance? >.>;;;

Uh... what else. So bad on names. Oh yeah, Rob the Builder. I don't know. He doesn't strike me as the musical type and he doesn't really look like Joseph either. But he has a great enthusiasm for singing and acting which is great. But he's starting to get dull. Last week's Summer of 69 was good and all, but then he performed Piano Man exactly the same way this week, thus butchering it completely since it just isn't a happy-happy-joy-joy song. So yeah, he has a compelling smile but I'm not sure he'll get very far.

Keith. Ickle Keith with the huge teeth. Teeth-Keith. He's cute, not my type, veeeeeery young. Lookswise he couldn't be Joseph IMO. But God, I love his singing. I forgot the name of the song he sang this week, but it was so beautiful. He has a very distinctive, one in a million voice IMO. I know that John said to him his diction was terrible and he needs to work on that, but I actually disagree, at least in parts. Yes, as a musical actor he needs a better diction, but just as a listener I found his slight Scottish touch and the way he moulded the vowels because of that very appealing. It'll be a shame when he loses that.

What else... I think Chris B is a cutie and I can't believe he was in the bottom two this week. How on earth this that happen?? I thought he was brilliant and his durex smile is so radiant. And I agree with that one judge, forgot her name, his voice is like chocolate. I hope he stays around. But why he got the least votes totally beats me. Who was that guy who was completely off key? I think it was Ben. How come he didn't get bottom two? >.<

Daniel, I thought he was very brave for interpreting "Since You've Been Gone" that way, all cheerful and happy, especially after ALW asked him if he really thought that was a good choice. But I do think that he pulled it off and it was great. I enjoyed listening to it and watching him being all bouncy. I have the suspicion though that he was bouncy last week also... Must watch out for that next time.

I think that's all about the Josephs... Oh yes, Seamus of course. I don't really think all that much about him which is weird considering he seems to be generating a lot of discussion. So he's 35 and a vocal coach and apparently likes to share his experience with his fellow contestants. I really wonder where all the vitriol is coming from though. Following the discussions on the JB-ML I was beginning to think he was constantly nagging people about how they sing and what not, but that was really just a tiny part of his entire section! He did admit himself he's not a team player and that probably wasn't the wisest move, but I dont see why he deserves that much antipathy. I like others a lot better than him though.

Other comments... they don't give the judges nearly enough screentime. Especially John! Maybe it'll get better when he stops wearing these godawful suits. >.>; Oh well, I'm holding out for when the Josephs have dwindled down and there's more room for other stuff. Maybe we'll get a "listen... listen... listen..." again this series, what do you think? XD; Somehow I doubt it, but heeeeeeeeh. Also, when did John get cast as the evil judge? Somehow he always gets to deliver the negative comments. Maybe it's the way he says them (because he sometimes does come across a little annoyed as if he's been saying this all week now), but he really almost always gets booed at! I know that's not personal since the audience is packed with supporters of the Josephs, but it's a little annoying. For one, it's not John's character really and his comments are always constructive and helpful. Others who say negative things don't get hounded like that. Very strange.

Oh, and can I just say, I'm totally and utterly in love with these coats. I love that they've assigned a specific color to every Joseph. I want them all. One in every color, so I can wear them for every kind of mood. Without the gigantic J? on the back though, please *g*. And I was a bit surprised by the good-bye song. It was somehow really dramatic, I thought, very emotional, and a bit cruel to make the booted guy sing a song like that. And then to make it even worse they have all the Josephs walk by him, put their hands on his shoulder and the last two strip him of the coat. That's cold, Obi-Wan. But nice to watch. I dread the day when I have to see Lee walk up those stairs... *cries*
silversolitaire: (love!)
I neither like TR Knight or Katherine Heigl particularily (I mean, nothing against them, but I wouldn't usually save their pictures either), but for some reason I find this picture very endearing. As a matter of fact, I'm tempted to iconify it even. What do you think? (source:

silversolitaire: (d'oh!)
I'm trying to get spoiled for the final season of Queer as Folk and somehow this seems to be an impossibility. spoiler cut, just in case ) And yes, I know I'm way behind everyone else on QAF, but I knew the real QAF way before everyone in the US did (okay, I know, lofty claim. Of course I wasn't the only one who watched the real QAF or else there never would have been a second series and a US version *g*. But you get the idea), so when it finally came out in the US it just felt like a lame copycat version of what I knew and loved. There were a couple of issues I had with the US version, and still do, but I kinda warmed to it I guess. So now I want to get spoiled, dammit, but all the guides are gone or suck! D:
silversolitaire: (Torchwood - reservoir dogs)
Those of you guys who are interested in this probably already have seen it so I won't bother and try to dig up a link I can post for it. I just wanted to post my observations though.

1) I already said that about the first time I've seen an "animated" version of Martha Jones, I'm just glad she seems so much better there than on that one promotional picture that had been floating around the net for months before. You know, the one with the haughty look, weirdo hair and purple leather jacket. Hated that one. Still do. Anyway, she seems pretty cool in reality so yay for that. Also, she's very pretty. I've never quite liked Rose, TBH, and I'm glad to have gotten rid of her and I've never liked the way she looked. There, I said it. You can lynch me now *g*. But Martha appeals to like all my preferences in a female. So yay! *g*

2) ... I need to watch the trailer again, I lost my train of thought, hahaha. I know, it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it. Ah yes, yay for Daleks! Of course that was to be expected, but still. I wuvs them so. In general there are a bunch of really freaky monsters in this trailer. Like what's with this... God, I can't even describe it properly. But it looks awful! And then there are these piggy things and in the other trailer there were more of those cat people. Is this the season of the furries? XD Bobba Fett is there, too, I see XD;.

3) 50 quids say the "Family of Blood" are vampires. About time they pop up in the new series. Fanfic already is full of them!

4) The dude who's "going to perform a miracle" is the guy from League of Gentlemen! W00t! Man, I miss that show... I should get it on DVD one of these days ;-;. The third series or so was fantastic. But I digress.

5) About in the middle of the trailer you see this couple go AAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Is it just me or do they look like a spoof of American Gothic? XD I bet they are!

6) The Doctor getting married? The Doctor not being the Doctor? Ooooh so many mysteries! Can't wait! :D I do hate Martha's rather bitchy "What!" though...

7) The Doctor is getting all possessive about his companion again. "I'm not gonna lose her", "LET HER GO!!!!!!!" and all that Jazz. It's good to see that coming back. I'd hate it if the entire series was one big emo-fest about losing Rose.

8) Looks like there's going to be a Moulin Rouge episode or so. Yay! Hehehe...

9) And of course... Jack! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh! XD

10) 10 more quids say that grinning fool in front of the Big Ben is this Saxon dude. The again, he's pretty young, considering his posters are already all over the place in 1941 in Torchwood. Then again, that doesn't say anything in this reality, does it. Oh wait, is that John Simm? I've never watched Life on Mars, so I can't recognize his face yet. Interesting...
silversolitaire: (Default 3D)
Washington to Lose Out on 'Grey's' Pay Rise?

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is at risk of losing out on a pay rise after his homophobic outburst earlier this year. Washington shocked Golden Globe Award attendees in January by calling gay co-star T.R. Knight a "f*gg*t" - and the episode is likely to cost the star a wage boost, according to A source says, "All the actors are in the midst of contract renegotiations, but is using Isaiah's recent troubles to keep from paying him more. "Isaiah knows it is his fault that he may not get the fat raise he was going to get. ABC doesn't have to give him anything - he is under contract for seven years - and this is going to cost him millions. It's just a bitter pill he is going to have to swallow." A representative for Washington says, "We are going to do our business in private, not in the press." Last week, details of a salary dispute between bosses and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl were leaked to the press.

... homophobic slurs can cost you millions. Now let's move on.
silversolitaire: (bleh)
I don't even know why I bother. But I guess it's because I started saving all the articles on that deplorable gay slur incident from the start and now I want it to be complete so when I look back at it in a couple of years for some reason I'll be able to have the complete imdb coverage. So, indulge me.

Washington Calls On Top Gay PR Man

Troubled Isaiah Washington has hired one of Hollywood's top gay public relations gurus to help boost the actor's image after his infamous homophobic controversy. Washington recently underwent counseling after his use of the word "f****t" to describe a homosexual Grey's Anatomy cast mate turned gay leaders against him. And now he's bringing in openly gay PR Howard Bragman to help him with damage control. A source tells website that Bragman is known for "telling it like it is." Bragman's Fifteen Minutes staff have confirmed the legendary PR has added Washington to his client list. A spokesman says, "Our work with Isaiah is about his future, not the past. There is an important dialogue in our society about diversity that needs to happen, and Isaiah is uniquely positioned to be the catalyst for this." Washington called cast mate T.R. Knight a "f*****t" during an onset fight with co-star Patrick Dempsey last year. The actor, who once played a gay man in Spike Lee film Get On The Bus, repeated the slur during a backstage interview after the Golden Globe Awards - as he attempted to clear his name.

Kinda unrelated, but it's good to show that there's always room for more drama in this show!

Heigl Quits Contract Talks with 'Grey's Anatomy'

Katherine Heigl has dropped out of contract talks with bosses of hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy over a salary dispute. The star plays Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens on the show and is reportedly upset she is receiving less money than her co-stars. A source tells American publication People, "Katie is disappointed and hurt that (the show's producer) Touchstone doesn't value her as much as her other co-stars, especially Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington." Sources on the set also say tension has emerged after a spin-off series was announced featuring Kate Walsh's character, Dr. Addison Montgomery. A source tells American publication Star, "The rest of the cast seemed instantly resentful of (Walsh). They each thought they'd be the one chosen to get their own show, and now they're giving Kate the cold shoulder."

I don't know. I don't recall any other show that's had this much drama coverage in recent years. Okay, if you don't count the frequent drunk driving charges reports for the cast of Lost and the occasional bitch fights on the set of Desperate Housewives. Either way, this is really weird. In all honesty, I don't understand why the show is so popular. Sure, I enjoy watching it when it's on, but it just baffles me that the show has such a huge fanbase and is continuously rivaling House for best medical drama. It's a soap, for crying out loud!

But I guess you can't argue about audience's taste. Either way, I wonder if this is normal and there's just so much coverage of it because the show is so popular, or whether they are extraordinarily wanky there and on their way to their own destruction. Somehow something tells me it's the former. Too bad... hehehe.
silversolitaire: (Torchwood - reservoir dogs)
Just rounding up the news bits for posterity... Last week's news items on the "F-Bomb" incident in chronological order.

cutting because there are a bunch )

I've already said this to others I've talked with about this deplorable incident. I really think Network executives are doing the gay community a disservice with this. By pushing this incident like that and blowing it out of proportion they've managed to alienate basically everyone, including people who feel strongly about gay rights. I know I do, but I really don't think it's that big of a deal to talk about firing an important character without making it plauible plotwise, basically harming the show that way. It doesn't matter what I personally think about the character or the actor, but you just don't do that for a few simple reasons.

The only people who are really concerned with this (or should be) are fans of the show. People who don't watch it don't really give a shit either way which means they're not the Network's customers so they shouldn't really worry about those. I sincerely doubt that anyone is going to start watching Grey's Anatomy now because they're so impressed with the swift and unforgiving way they've dealt with this. So, seriously, it's only the fans.

Those fans I'm going to haphazardly divide into two groups (even though I'm sure there's more). Those who care about gay rights and those who don't. Those who do care are understandably upset at this whole thing and are now pleased to see that such anti-gay sentiments are not sanctioned by the cast and crew and everyone's happy. Obviously, until timemachines are invented and we can jump back in time and undo that incident where Washington forgot to switch his brain on briefly before talking, we just have to get over this. Really. So, fans are okay now and they really don't want to see their show get harmed like that because of some ill-perceived sense of rightness. Better live with the memory of one "faggot-uttering" than permanently put up with a show that no longer makes sense continuity-wise. Plus, there may be people out there who genuinely like the character of Burke.

Now, those fans who don't care about gay rights are going to be put off very much by now. Either, they don't really care enough at all to see why this is that big of a deal that we need to drag the show through the mud continuously for weeks, or they actually kinda agree and don't like gays and then they find it offensive even. I'm not saying that we should protect the sentiment of people who think that way, but what I'm saying is this. For these people, the fact that all this is happing over "protecting a faggot" is all the more reason to hate gays. They'll just get more reason to bash gays, say mean things about them and just feel generally supported in their opinion that this society already is way too gay friendly as is.

I'm not saying that dealing with anti-gay sentiments (I really hate the word "homophobe" because I really don't think there's any phobia involved in what we're talking about here) automatically does the gay community a disservice and thus should be let slip by without notice. Of course not, but I think there is an end to this. We have established that what Washington did was bad. We have established the executive producers do not approve. We have established the cast does not share these sentiments either and support the gay member of their cast wholeheartedly and condemn what Washington said. What more do we need? Do we really need to grind a TV show into the dust to heal the pain? I really don't think so.

This is why I say everyone just needs to STFU about this. Not just Washington. So maybe Washington is a huge asshole privately (I have no idea really) and nobody gets along with him and just jump at the opportunity to get rid of him. Who knows. But they really should consider what else they're sinking when they continue drilling hole into their own rescue boat. Not to mention the ridicule the show and gay rights advocates in general have been subjected to over this. Not even the GLAAD thinks it's that big of a deal. Maybe Knight should just call Washington a nigger and we can move on. Just kidding.
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I'm quoting this for completeness' sake.

Knight: "Washington Did Use the 'F' Word"

Gay Grey's Anatomy star TR Knight has labeled castmate Isaiah Washington a liar after speaking out about the actor's 'f****t' slur at Monday night's Golden Globes. Washington stunned castmates in the press room at the Golden Globe Awards when he grabbed a microphone and insisted he never used the derogatory word on the set, later calling it "vile." But angry Knight, who revealed his homosexuality after word spread of Washington's outburst towards him, and Washington's subsequent on-set fight with fellow TV surgeon Patrick Dempsey, is keen to set the record straight. During a taping of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show, which aired yesterday, Knight revealed Washington did use the 'f' word. The actor said, "He referred to me as a f****t... Everyone heard it... I've never been called that to my face. I think, when that happened, something shifted and it became bigger... than myself... I could've just let it slide and not said anything but it became important." Knight admits he was stunned when Washington used the 'f' word again on Monday night - in an effort to insist he had never used the term. He adds, "He denied that he said it... I don't know what to say, really, about that... but it's pretty bad." Knight's pals are on his side - cast mate Katherine Heigl fought back angry tears during an interview on US news show Access Hollywood after Washington's Golden Globes gaffe, and hissed, "He needs to just not speak in public. Period."

Rest of the dilemma here, here, here and here (in chronological order).
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Seriously, when are the people of GA going to shut up about this?? If you recall, I've already posted about this like... a dozen times before. Other links to this incident are here, here and here (in chronological order).

Heigl Slams Co-Star Over Homophobic Slur

Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl has slammed co-star Isaiah Washington for using a homophobic slur at the Golden Globes on Monday night. The actor tried to set the record straight regarding reports in October he got into a scuffle with Patrick Dempsey after Washington allegedly used a homophobic slur toward their co-star TR Knight. After a reporter questioned him on the validity of the on-set incident, Washington denied his involvement saying, "No, I did not call TR Knight a faggot. Never happened, never happened." Heigl told Access Hollywood reporter Shaun Robinson that she disapproved of his use of the slur when referring to the incident saying, "I'm not okay with it. I'm going to be really honest right now, he needs to just not speak in public. Period. I'm sorry, that did not need to be said. I just find it hurtful. I just feel like this is something that should be very much in house we need to deal with and it's among us and the cast and crew and among Shonda (Rimes, the show's creator) and the producers." Washington immediately tried to defend himself after making the comments, insisting he and Dempsey have moved beyond the incident. He adds, "I kiss Patrick Dempsey. We purposely sing 'Ebony And Ivory' every night since October 9 and nobody has written about it."

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Washington Explains 'Grey's Anatomy' Spat

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has spoken out on TV for the first time after he was left disgraced following a spat on the set of the medical drama. The actor released a statement apologizing for his actions after a tirade with co-star Patrick Dempsey went public, prompting fans to fear his job was in danger - but he has yet to appear on TV to talk about the incident. Washington pulled out of a planned TV interview with Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month, but he couldn't miss out on an Oprah Winfrey set visit to Grey's Anatomy, which aired on TV in America on Friday. And when Winfrey asked him to comment on the spat, Washington opened up. He explained, "It was a combination of fatigue, pride, passion... I've been working with these beautiful men for three years now and we had an argument as brothers. It came about at a time and a place that was overwhelming for both of us and we resolved it easily. What it was not was a brawl, fisticuffs and all that stuff. I lost my cool... It was coming out of a place of trying to stay focused about the work and the one thing I understand about myself and my passion about everything I do is that the opposite of love is indifference... Out of that caring, we got ourselves into a debate that had to happen."

You know... The more I read of this the more I wonder... WHAT? They should just stand up and fucking say what this was about instead of constantly beating around the bush like that. All these half-explanations and insinuations are really only adding to the confusion and starting more rumors. "I've been working with these beautiful men"...? Wtf? LOL. What a weird way to refer to your colleagues! XD

If anyone's interested, here are the other newsbits that lead to this:

The first round about the fistfight, ensuing mockery and a surprise coming out! And the usual grovelling afterwards (as continued here).

TV Meme

Nov. 3rd, 2006 09:16 pm
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Bold if you've seen more than three episodes in your lifetime. Bold and italicize if you think you've seen every episode. You can add up to three shows, but keep it in alphabetical order.

long-ass list in which I betray that that I have no life )
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Washington Apologizes for Dempsey Fight

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has apologized to his co-stars following his heated argument with Patrick Dempsey on the set of the medical drama earlier this month. Washington, who plays Dr. Preston Burke, and Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd, came to blows over shooting issues, but soon resolved their problems. Following the incident, rumors surfaced Washington had used a homophobic slur during the argument. Ten days later their co-star TR Knight, who plays Dr. George O'Malley, revealed he was gay. In a statement to People magazine, Washington says, "I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set. Both are beneath my own personal standards. I have nothing but respect for my co-workers and have apologized personally to everyone involved."


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