THEY ARE BACK
After an incident with fashion designer Stella McCarthy, Eddy needs  stiff drink. After an incident with her ex-husband, she needs the entire bottle. Are the ladies heading to the 2012 games in London?Premiers tonight, July 25, 2012 on LOGO at 10/9c

In tonight episode Eddy has rented out her house to a Hollywood A-lister for the summer, but of course she's still living in it, along with her daughter Saffy, her mom, and her assistant Bubble. As the sporting fever gets on the way, Eddy and patsy meet fashion designer Stella McCartney in a pre Olympic party, and some how they make an unplanned appearance at the Olympic Stadium. and this time as Champions!  As always the two are Absolutely Fabulous!
 
 
Photos: on the left as Tommy Gabel, on the right as Laura Jane Grace.

In the first exclusive on-camera interview, Laura Jane Grace, formerly known as Tommy Gabel is the  lead singer-guitarist  of the 15-year old punk band Against Me.  The singer talked to MTV about about her debut performance earlier this year with the band as Laura Jane Grace.  Laura also talked about the process of coming out, and what it means to be a transgender today.

In her interview with MTV News’ James Montgomery the lead singer revealed her very honest and true feelings. With a series of questions that covered everything from the reaction of Laura’s family, friends, her band mates, to the Rolling Stone article, Laura tells it all. Find out how Laura came to terms with who she really is.

To see the full interview, including a Q&A with the entire band go to www.mtvnews.comTuesday, June 19, 2012. 

Source: MTV Press release
 
 
FOR A SECOND GUEST APPEARANCE ON TUESDAY, MAY 29 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 – First Lady Michelle Obama will appear as a guest for a second time on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, her first appearance since entering the White House.  

Mrs. Obama will discuss her first-ever book, AMERICAN GROWN: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America to be released on May 29, 2012 by Crown Publishers, which invites readers inside the White House Kitchen Garden and offers an unprecedented look at every season of the garden’s growth, from the first planting to the latest harvest.  The First Lady also shares the inspiring stories of Americans from all walks of life who are actively engaged in community, school, and urban gardens across the country, and who have come together to build a healthier future for our nation’s children and families.

Author proceeds of First Lady Michelle Obama’s book will benefit the National Park Foundation, the official non-profit of America’s national parks.  Funds will go towards the continued care of the White House garden, as well as to programs promoting gardening, healthy eating and opportunities for young people to experience the outdoors to learn, discover and lead healthy active lives.

 
 
One is not enough, sweetie darling!

Patsy and Edina return for another Absolutely Fabulous” special on BBC America and Logo! The second of three new “Absolutely Fabulous” 20th Anniversary Specials will air its U.S. premiere Monday, February 6, 10:30 PM/9:30c.

In the last “Absolutely Fabulous” special, Patsy and Edina had (hardly) succeeded in reinventing their “Identity” for the 21st century. In the newest special, titled “Job,” Edina takes on a celebrity client who wants to sing. When Edina discovers how awful her client’s voice really is, she’ll need to recruit some help from her other clients, Emma Bunton from the “Spice Girls” and Lulu, to help prepare the client for her upcoming debut

Twenty years ago the world was introduced to Edina (aka Eddy), Patsy (aka Pats) and Saffron  (aka Saffy)
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It has never been quite the same.  Eddy “PR’d things.” She was into every new fad and fashion imaginable and was often to be found at the bottom of a champagne glass, actually more likely a bottle. Not much has changed. Her best friend Patsy worked in magazines and lived the high life. She still does. Eddy’s daughter Saffy was hard-working, all but ignored by her mother and hated by Patsy. Eddy’s mother was and is, well, her mother.

The “Absolutely Fabulous” 20th Anniversary specials are written by and starring Jennifer Saunders (“Edina Monsoon”), with Joanna Lumley (“Patsy Stone”), Julia Sawalha (“Saffy Monsoon”), Jane Horrocks (“Bubble”) and June Whitfield (“Mother”) returning in their iconic roles.

Ab Fab is a Saunders and French production for BBC, co-produced by BBC AMERICA and Logo.
Source: press release. Photos: courtesy of BBC©


 
 
by David Cohen

One of the greatest TV comedies of the 20th century celebrated last night the 20th Anniversary Special of Absolutely Fabulous and aired on BBC America and Logo TV channels.

The plans for a 20th anniversary revival includes three new episodes.  The first episode ran last night Sunday, January 8th with the second episode planned to air sometimes in spring 2012, and the third and final special is set to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics.

This British sitcom was created and written by Jennifer Saunders, who plays the leading character Edina Monsoon (Eddy), a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent who desperately attempt to stay young and “hip.”  Joanna Lumley in the role of Patsy Stone, is Eddy’s best friend, whose drug abuse, alcohol consumption, and promiscuity far exceeded Eddy’s comparatively mild self-destructive behavior.

These two high-powered London career women use their financial freedom to lead dysfunctional lifestyle of pill-popping, alcohol drinking and chain-smoking cigarettes, captured the hearts of millions viewers all around the world. With superb writing, great casting and directing, Absolutely Fabulous became an overnight success and inspired many of us in our own lives.

This codependent relationship between the two women made us fall in love with their wacky personalities, while we accepted them for the way they are and identified with their personal crisis.  We learned to forgive them for their bad habits that made us laugh so many times over the last twenty years. Eddy and Patsy instantly became one of our favorites TV duos of all times.

The first episode was not a reunion or a come back. It just was another day in the life of Eddy and Patsy the crazy middle-age women who refuse to come to terms with real life.

It is hard to believe what happened to the last twenty years by looking at both women who still look great.  Eddy and Pasty are still amazing, and they will always be absolutely fabulous!
 
 
 
by David Cohen

One of the greatest TV comedies of the 20th century celebrated last night the 20th Anniversary Special of Absolutely Fabulous and aired on BBC America and Logo TV channels.

The plans for a 20th anniversary revival includes three new episodes.  The first episode ran last night Sunday, January 8th with the second episode planned to air sometimes in spring 2012, and the third and final special is set to coincide with the 2012 London Olympics.

This British sitcom was created and written by Jennifer Saunders, who plays the leading character Edina Monsoon (Eddy), a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent who desperately attempt to stay young and “hip.”  Joanna Lumley in the role of Patsy Stone, is Eddy’s best friend, whose drug abuse, alcohol consumption, and promiscuity far exceeded Eddy’s comparatively mild self-destructive behavior.

These two high-powered London career women use their financial freedom to lead dysfunctional lifestyle of pill-popping, alcohol drinking and chain-smoking cigarettes, captured the hearts of millions viewers all around the world. With superb writing, great casting and directing, Absolutely Fabulous became an overnight success and inspired many of us in our own lives.

This codependent relationship between the two women made us fall in love with their wacky personalities, while we accepted them for the way they are and identified with their personal crisis.  We learned to forgive them for their bad habits that made us laugh so many times over the last twenty years. Eddy and Patsy instantly became one of our favorites TV duos of all times.

The first episode was not a reunion or a come back. It just was another day in the life of Eddy and Patsy the crazy middle-age women who refuse to come to terms with real life.

It is hard to believe what happened to the last twenty years by looking at both women who still look great.  Eddy and Pasty are still amazing, and they will always be absolutely fabulous!
 
 
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Don Lemon the anchor of  the afternoon edition of CNN Newsroom came out today and admits he is GAY!  In his new book Transparent Don reveals it all.

Based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006. Lemon joined CNN after serving as a co-anchor for the 5 p.m. newscast for NBC5 News in Chicago. He joined the station in August 2003 as an anchor and reporter after working in New York as a correspondent for NBC News, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. In addition to his reporting in New York, Lemon worked as an anchor on Weekend Today and on MSNBC. While at NBC, Lemon covered the explosion of Space Shuttle Columbia, SARS in Canada and numerous other stories of national and global importance. In addition to NBC5 and NBC News, Lemon has served as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WCAU-TV, an NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, a general assignment and investigative reporter for KTVI-TV in St. Louis and a reporter for WBRC-TV in Birmingham. He began his career at WNYW in New York City as a news assistant while still in college. 

Lemon has won an Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the capture of the Washington, D.C. sniper. He won an Emmy for a special report on real estate in Chicagoland and various other awards for his reporting on the AIDS epidemic in Africa and Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he won three more local Emmys for his reporting in Africa and a business feature about Craigslist, an online community. He earned a degree in broadcast journalism from Brooklyn College. He has also attended Louisiana State University.

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Posted on April 1, 2011
by David Cohen

“You know, I’m a guy, just a plain, old guy. I don’t like to be labeled, I don’t like to sit down and say, ‘Oh yes I’m just a lesbian,’ or, ‘I’m gay.’ Or, whatever, I’m just a guy.” -– Kye Allums

WASHINGTON--Cable Sports Network ESPN interviews junior Kye Allums, who suited up for this season’s George Washington women’s basketball team as the first publicly transgender athlete to play Division I basketball.

Allums is biologically female, has yet to have surgery to change sexes, and says he has not taken any male hormones. Still, he is starting the transition by changing his name from Kiara to Kye, and asking everyone to refer to him as a man.

“I never expected this. No one has ever had to deal with this,” says George Washington Coach Mike Bozeman. Kye plans to have surgery to remove his breasts in May, and the NCAA has said as long as Allums does not take male hormones, he can play his senior season on the women’s team. Sunday on Outside the Lines, ESPN reporter John Barr talks with Allums and his mother, who has been reluctant to accept his transformation.

“Honestly, I was just in denial for quite some time,” says Allums’ mother, Rolanda DelaMartinez. “It was just very hurtful to hear because most moms have this vision of having their kids grow up, get married, have the white picket fence, wear the wedding dress. So, it’s like your dream being shattered.”

Outside the Lines, featuring trans-identified GWU basketball player Kye Allums, airs Sunday, April 3, 2011 on ESPN at 9 a.m. ET.