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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Erica Ash

Erica Ash is an actress, model, and comedian who was born in Florida on September 19, 1977. She is best-known for being a cast member of both ‘The Big Gay Sketch Show’ and ‘MadTV’. She also played the regular role of Bridgette Hart on the series ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’. Recently, it was announced that Erica Ash will be joining the cast of Bet’s new straight-to-tv legal drama. This follows her recent starring role in Starz’s ‘Survivor’s Remorse’, which ran for four seasons. Her new role in the legal drama is currently planned for a ten-episode run and is about

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Erica Ash
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‘BearCity’ Is the Biggest and Hairiest Gay Trilogy You’ve Never Seen

‘BearCity’ Is the Biggest and Hairiest Gay Trilogy You’ve Never Seen
“If something’s not representing you, you just have to change it,” queer filmmaker Silas Howard told IndieWire last month. “Because no one else is going to care enough to do it for you.”

That’s exactly what “BearCity” writer/director Doug Langway did when it came to addressing the dearth of movies about his community: Bears. A passionate niche within gay male circles, a bear, for the uninitiated, is an affectionate term for “the bigger, hairier guy,” as Langway put it. With only one feature under his belt from 1996 (“Raising Heroes”), Langway initially set to work on a script that would encompass all the colors of the bear rainbow.

Seven years and three movies later, the “BearCity” trilogy is the biggest gay movie franchise you’ve probably never heard of. It’s also a triumph of a grassroots independent filmmaking model that has all but disappeared.

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How Kate McKinnon Became the 'SNL' Weirdo-in-Chief

How Kate McKinnon Became the 'SNL' Weirdo-in-Chief
One recent Sunday morning, Kate McKinnon was leaning over the remnants of a sliced banana and trying not to cry. The banana was to help with the bruising she'd gotten on the set of a bachelorette-party-gone-wrong film, tentatively titled Rock That Body. "It's with Scarlett Johansson. Do you know of her?" McKinnon deadpans. "I've been doing some pratfalls." The crying was because I'd just innocently mentioned that, God willing, come January, she may very well be the first woman in Saturday Night Live's history to play the president of the United States.
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Motherland: Freeform Develops Supernatural Us Military Pilot

Freeform is taking an interesting tack with the battle of the sexes. Deadline reports the cable channel has put the Motherland TV show pilot into development. The project hails from Gary Sanchez Productions. Eliot Laurence is writing. He wrote 14 episodes of The Big Gay Sketch Show on Logo. He is also credited for the screenplay of the Welcome to Me feature film, starring Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini, Joan Cusack, Loretta Devine, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Messick will executive produce Motherland. The report describes the supernatural drama's one-hour pilot as, "...an epic military fantasy set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country."Read More…
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Warrior Witches Fight for the U.S. Army in New Freeform Pilot

Warrior Witches Fight for the U.S. Army in New Freeform Pilot
Modern-day witches trained at Fort Salem will lead U.S. military forces into battle in Motherland, a new pilot in development at Freeform.

RelatedFreeform Greenlights Violent Mermaid Drama Pilot

From Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions and penned by Eliot Laurence (The Big Gay Sketch Show, TNT’s Claws pilot), Motherland is set in an alternate America where witches long ago ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the government, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPretty Little Liars Finale: Who’s Dying? Who’s Mary’s Secret Child? And Could Someone Be Pregnant?

The project follows three young women who,
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Carrie Preston Joins TNT's Claws Pilot

Carrie Preston Joins TNT's Claws Pilot
Carrie Preston is set to star opposite Niecy Nash in Claws, TNT’s dramedy pilot about a nail salon in South Florida.

RelatedThe Librarians Season 3, Michelle Dockery’s Good Behavior Get TNT Premiere Dates

Produced by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, penned by Eliot Laurence (The Big Gay Sketch Show) and likened in tone to Desperate Housewives, the series follows five employees at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon. Per our sister site Deadline, Preston will play Polly, a preppy prison parolee who did time for pulling identity theft scams on seniors.

The ensemble thus far also includes Nash (Reno 911) as salon owner Desna,
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Before They Were ‘Ghostbusters’: The Early, Maybe Embarrassing Roles of Our New Favorite Squad

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Before They Were ‘Ghostbusters’: The Early, Maybe Embarrassing Roles of Our New Favorite Squad
Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot has debuted to widely positive reviews, thanks to an all-star cast including SNL leading ladies Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, comedy powerhouse Melissa McCarthy and the god of thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Review Roundup: Critics Generally Positive On Female-Led Blockbuster

Before the all-star group was strapping on proton packs and zapping ghosts — even before they appeared on “SNL” or “Gilmore Girls” — they made appearances in everything from strange short films to gay sketch shows. We’re taking it way back with a look at the early acting careers of the “Ghostbusters” gang.

Melissa McCarthy

“God” (1998)

In her first ever listed acting credit, McCarthy stars in a short film about a woman who has a very close relationship with God- as in, they talk on the phone for hours and share everything from juicy gossip to TV reruns. When that relationship turns sour,
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Watch: Exclusive Clip from Max Landis’ Me Him Her

World premiering this weekend at the Seattle International Film Festival is Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her. The sexual identity comedy is about three millennials trying to figure out love, friendship, sex, and life in present day Hollywood. The film stars Dustin Milligan, Luke Bracey, Emily Meade, Alia Shawkat, Rebecca Drysdale, and Haley Joel Osment. The other day I sat down with Max Landis for an extended video interview. While I already posted his edition of “Save or Kill”, tomorrow I’ll have him talking about making Me Him Her and how he put together the great cast. Until then, we’re happy to premiere the first clip, which is a sequence that takes place at the beginning of the film between Milligan and Bracey. Here’s the Me Him Her clip followed by where you can see the film this weekend, some filmmaker info, and the official synopsis:
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7 of Kate McKinnon's most hilarious non-'snl' sketches

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7 of Kate McKinnon's most hilarious non-'snl' sketches
I swear I didn't have a summertime romance with Kate McKinnon back in 1983, but when I think of the "SNL" Emmy nominee, a smile creeps across my face like she's an old confidante who made good in this crazy world. Even among "relatable" comedians, McKinnon seems so real, unpretentious, and fun. And smart to boot. And like someone who'd come to your stupid party with your stupid friends and enjoy all the right people and ignore all the right people. Maybe this is delusion, but it's an important delusion that makes me appreciate more than Kate's considerable skills as an actress, comic, and celebrity impersonator. Let me have this delusion.  Let's celebrate her greatness by enjoying some of her best non-"SNL" work. Just today McKinnon released a hilarious video on the Above Average network where she plays a saucy notary public who gets into trouble.   If you haven't mined
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Logo TV Launches Satirical News Program ‘Straight Out Report’

Logo TV Launches Satirical News Program ‘Straight Out Report’
Lgbt-themed cabler Logo TV has launched into the world of comedic and satirical news programs with “The Straight Out Report,” which it plans to debut on Nov. 7.

In a similar vein to “The Colbert Report” and “Last Week Tonight,” the show will feature openly gay Stephen Guarino sparing with straight co-host Mike E. Winfield on the cultural highs and lows of the week.

“By spotlighting each host’s distinct and hilarious viewpoint, ‘The Straight Out Report’ not only offers a fresh perspective on the headlines and newsmakers of the day, but also underscores that comedy is the perfect device to emphasize our similarities and differences,” said Pamela Post, vice president of programming at Logo TV.

Guarino and Winfield will have weekly segments with names like “Enough With The …,” “The It List,” “Unintentional Gay Moment,” “This Was Actually On Television,” “Trendspotting,” “Your New Best Friend” and “Feud For Thought.” “The Straight
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Briefs: Spend Your Saturday Nights With John Barrowman, Klaine Are Gladiators, And RuPaul Drives Olivia Newton-John

Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

“Barney the Dinosaur unexpectedly reached puberty.”

Thanks to dostka for this week’s winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! Zach Braff (above) is 39, Graham Norton is 51, Robert Downey Jr. is 49, Paula Cole is 46, Charlie McDermott is 24, and Grumpy Cat is 2.

After collecting dust on the shelf for over a year, ABC has finally scheduled reality series Sing Your Face Off for back-to-back episodes on Saturday night starting May 31st. Hosted by John Barrowman, it features “celebrities who are transformed and trained to perform as a musical icon.” One of the judges is Debbie Gibson. There go my summer Saturday nights.

Judge to Strike Down Ohio’s Marriage Recognition Ban

Jon Hamm, circa the mid-90′s … on a dating show. There are no words.

In honor of her 86th birthday, NewNowNext has Colman Domingo as Maya Angelou,
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Rashida Jones Is Developing a Nail-Salon Show for HBO

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Rashida Jones Is Developing a Nail-Salon Show for HBO
Despite fashion's message that nail art is dead, Rashida Jones and her writing and producing partner, Will McCormack, just sold a "midnight-dark workplace dramedy-noir about a nail salon in Florida and the strange, dangerous women who work there" to HBO. Claws is the third show the pair behind Celeste and Jesse Forever's sweet and sad writing have sold through Le Train Train this year. Even better, Deadline reports that The Big Gay Sketch Show's Eliot Laurence is also on board to write and co-executive produce.
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Rashida Jones & Will McCormack Producing Nail Salon Dramedy For HBO

Exclusive: Rashida Jones and Will McCormack‘s first year as producers through their Warner Bros. TV-based Le Train Train shingle already yielded several broadcast sales, including put pilot commitments at NBC and Fox. Now the duo is expanding to cable with a single-camera half-hour project at HBO. The pay cable network has put in development Claws, described as a midnight-dark workplace dramedy-noir about a nail salon in Florida and the strange, dangerous women who work there. Eliot Laurence (The Big Gay Sketch Show) will write and co-executive produce, with Le Train Train’s Jones, McCormack exec producing and Jeff Grosvenor producing for Warner Bros. TV. Laurence, repped by UTA and 3 Arts wrote the feature Welcome To Me starring Kristen Wiig. Jones and McCormack are with UTA.
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“The Big Gay Sketch Show” Ep. 106

Just like Disney, Logo has it’s own vault of “Logo Classics” They come out “but once a generation” and aren’t you lucky because you’re the generation that gets to see what might be the best thing to ever air on our parent network. We’re talking about The Big Gay Sketch Show! We have all six episodes of the first season and will be posting one a day this week. Watch the likes of Kate McKinnon (SNL) and Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings) get their comedy start.

In this episode, Tyra Banks milks the drama to its fullest as she tries to pick a finalist in America’s Next Top Model. Plus, the Gay Werewolf turns a wedding upside down during an untimely full moon.

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“The Big Gay Sketch Show” Ep. 105

Just like Disney, Logo has it’s own vault of “Logo Classics” They come out “but once a generation” and aren’t you lucky because you’re the generation that gets to see what might be the best thing to ever air on our parent network. We’re talking about The Big Gay Sketch Show! We have all six episodes of the first season and will be posting one a day this week. Watch the likes of Kate McKinnon (SNL) and Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings) get their comedy start.

In this episode, when the kids are way too out of hand for even TV’s Nanny 911, just call “Tranny 911″ for some unconventional child rearing. Pepper & Cayuga of Sappho’s Lips sing yet another lesbian ballad that celebrates all beliefs.

More Big Gay Sketch Show here!

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“The Big Gay Sketch Show” Ep. 104

Just like Disney, Logo has it’s own vault of “Logo Classics” They come out “but once a generation” and aren’t you lucky because you’re the generation that gets to see what might be the best thing to ever air on our parent network. We’re talking about The Big Gay Sketch Show! We have all six episodes of the first season and will be posting one a day this week. Watch the likes of Kate McKinnon (SNL) and Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings) get their comedy start.

In this episode, Pocket Gay is every boy and girl’s best new playmate. Plus, worlds collide in a news report on “Bear in the Burbs”, which warns of the dangers of wandering into someone else’s ‘hood.

More Big Gay Sketch Show here!

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“The Big Gay Sketch Show” Ep. 103

Just like Disney, Logo has it’s own vault of “Logo Classics” They come out “but once a generation” and aren’t you lucky because you’re the generation that gets to see what might be the best thing to ever air on our parent network. We’re talking about The Big Gay Sketch Show! We have all six episodes of the first season and will be posting one a day this week. Watch the likes of Kate McKinnon (SNL) and Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings) get their comedy start.

In this episode, beware of the airline front desk agent (Stephen Guarino) in “Checking In” and the full moon in “The Adventures of Gay Werewolf”. Plus “Logo Life Tips” teaches you how to save money by making your own Glitter.

More Big Gay Sketch Show here!

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“The Big Gay Sketch Show” Ep. 102

Just like Disney, Logo has it’s own vault of “Logo Classics” They come out “but once a generation” and aren’t you lucky because you’re the generation that gets to see what might be the best thing to ever air on our parent network. We’re talking about The Big Gay Sketch Show! We have all six episodes of the first season and will be posting one a day this week. Watch the likes of Kate McKinnon (SNL) and Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings) get their comedy start.

In this episode, “All in the ‘Gay’ Family” wonders what life would be like in the extremely gay household of Archie and Eddie. Plus, the Ladyline women’s hotline sketch gives new meaning to the word “hot”.

More Big Gay Sketch Show here!

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New Cast Members Join Welcome To Me With Kristen Wiig

The past few years have been a time for rising comediennes: Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Sandra Bullock’s return to comedic excellence, and, of course, Kristen Wiig. Really ever since Bridesmaids, we’ve heard about Wiig starring in one film or another. She had a prime part in Despicable Me 2, will show up in Anchorman: The Legend Continues, and hits Tiff with Hateship Loveship. Her next film will be Welcome To Me, and she’s got one hell of a cast joining her.

Today we’re hearing that Welcome To Me has cast Joan Cusack, James Marsden, Alan Tudyk and Wes Bentley alongside Kristen Wiig. Wiig will play Alice, a woman with borderline personality disorder, who wins the lottery and uses the money to set up a public access show to talk about her life. She begins alienating her friends and family in her pursuit to become a little famous.
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Watch now! Before "SNL," Kate McKinnon was a staffer at "Vag Magazine"

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Back in 2010, we ran "Vag Magazine," a fabulous web series which follows a group of NYC hipsters who launch a fictional third wave feminist magazine. Our reviewer Grace Chu wrote:

The series stars Kate McKinnon from Logo’s The Big Gay Sketch Show as Bethany, one of the founders of Vag, whose ex-girlfriend Jaybird runs a rival feminist magazine, C--t. When your aggressive and bratty ex runs a competing magazine, things cannot and do not go well. The absurd antics of the scatterbrained editorial board and clueless staff only feed the mayhem. (One editor, Fennel, decides that feminine hygiene products are creations of the patriarchy and opts to sit on a bucket during “that time of the month” instead – even at staff meetings.)

In case you missed it the first time around, or weren't aware of the genius of Kate McKinnon, we've got all of the episodes for you right here.
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