Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PLAY IT AGAIN, DICK

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas announced today that the eight-episode, weekly web series, Play It Again, Dick, debuts September 16 on the CW Seed.


The web series centers on actor Ryan Hansen trying to get the CW Television Network to greenlight a Veronica Mars spinoff show about his character, Dick Casablancas, as a motorcycle-riding, lady-killer P. I.

Ryan says in his pitch to the CW: "It's like a Veronica Mars that isn't afraid of sex. Rob always called me the dessert of the show. Why not a show that's all dessert? We drop all the who-gives-a-damn high-school-is-a-metaphor-for-something-or-other and just give the people what they want: Dick!"

Thomas promises Veronica Mars actors will appear in the web series as skewed versions of themselves.

You can watch the trailer here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

CMG Short Film Festival 2014

Love short film festivals? Love knowing a big chunk of your ticket price is benefiting the AIDS Walk Los Angeles?

Then, clearly, the CMG Short Film Festival is perfect for you!



The CMG (California Men's Gatherings) Short Film Festival is four programs of LGBTQ films shown Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

The Festival is at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, which is located at 625 San Vicente Boulevard in West Hollywood. (Ticket holders enjoy validated FREE PARKING at the Festival.)

Each program costs $10.00.

No film repeats in a second program, so when you purchase a festival pass at $35.00 for all four programs, you won't see the same film twice.

Be sure to jump to the Festival's site to read all about the films being shown.

Tell your friends! Rack up mega-bonus karma points by enjoying a festival, that is an all-proceeds benefit for AIDS Walk Los Angeles (and has been for its entire existence.)

The impressive group of sponsors include The Abbey Food & Bar and CINEMAGIC.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Who on the Cover of the Scottish Wildcat Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 17 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!


Known as the Scottish Wildcat issue, it features The Who, Gabrielle Aplin, Julian Lennon, Johny Dar, Tatyana Ali, Tamara Bubble, Jessie Ware, Bebe Rexha, The xx and much more.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bitten

If you're a fan of this blog, you already know I love to write female-lead stories and am obsessed with the TV series Veronica Mars and Buffy. So, it's probably no surprise to you that I binge-watched the Canadian TV series Bitten the day I discovered the first season on Netflix.

The show is based on the Women of the Otherworld series of books written by Kelley Armstrong. Laura Vandervoort plays Elena Michaels, a woman struggling to live in our world with her human boyfriend Philip at the same time she is drawn back to her werewolf pack, which includes her former fiancé Clayton (played by Greyston Holt).

Elena and Clayton's scorching-hot, star-crossed relationship reminds me of Buffy and Angel's angst-ridden love affair in Buffy.



I was pleased to find out the show was renewed for a second season.



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Michael Sam Wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Tonight Michael Sam accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2014 ESPY's for his courage to be the first openly gay football player drafted into the National Football League.




Since 1993, cable network ESPN presents ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) awards to individuals and teams to recognize sports-related achievements.

If you are unfamiliar with Arthur Ashe, I encourage you to visit his website.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Zeppelin" by Eli Lieb

I was thrilled today when Eli Lieb dropped his new single, "Zeppelin."

I've been watching the music video on repeat ever since.



Of course, I've already purchased the single at iTunes.

I write in this post on the blog about his single, "Young Love," which reminds me of...the one who got away.

If you haven't already checked out Eli's website, I encourage you to do so now.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Tamar Braxton on the Cover of the Carolina Parakeet Issue of 360 Magazine

Volume 16 of 360 Magazine is now available at Magzter and Blurb!

Known as the Carolina Parakeet issue, it features Tamar Braxton, Gabrielle Aplin, Iggy Azalea, Johny Dar, Jhene Aiko, Art by J Taylor, Cliff Watts, James Hicks and much more.




Tamar Braxton discusses her album Love and War, her successes on numerous television shows, and the influence Whitney Houston has had on her since the first evening they met.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Proud To Play: Celebrating Equality for All Athletes

Released yesterday, the video, "Proud To Play: Celebrating Equality for All Athletes," has gone viral.




A lot has changed for LGBT athletes in the United States since February, 2013, when Major League Soccer player Robbie Rogers retired from the sport, came out, then signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy to become the first openly gay man to play in a top North American professional sports league.

In the May 6, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, professional basketball player Jason Collins came out.

In January, 2014, Conner Mertens became the first active football player to come out as bisexual.

And after finishing his football career at the University of Missouri, Michael Sam came out. On May 12, 2014, he was drafted into the National Football League by the St. Louis Rams. If Michael plays in the league, he will be the first openly gay football player in the NFL.

The more LGBT athletes come out, the more visible they are to each other and to the world. Stereotypes are shattered: anyone can play who has the skills.

The video includes a clip of former South African President Nelson Mandela saying: "Sport can create hope where once there was only despair."

June is LGBT Pride Month. The World Cup is nine days away.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Doreen Taylor, 360 Magazine, #globalsociety and You

Every Friday at 2:30 PM Eastern/11:30 AM Pacific Time, 360 Magazine hosts an hour-long Twitter chat.

We encourage you to join in by searching Twitter with #globalsociety. When you use that hashtag in your tweets, everyone can see you've joined the conversation.

It was a pleasure to chat today with Doreen Taylor, the American singer, songwriter, model, actress and recording artist.


50% of the proceeds of the downloads of her song, "Colors of the USA," benefits the National Parks Conservation Association. The National Parks celebrates this year its 100th anniversary. The money raised will help protect and enhance the National Parks for future generations.