Posts tagged ‘American Broadcasting Company’

March 31, 2011

Brintney’s SF Visit, Minus Speculation

by Accidental Bear

Finally the real story, with facts, minus all the layers of speculation. If Ms Spears brings an once of good and support to the gay community, we’ll take. As far as her live performances, we’ll tap our red slippers together and chant, ” Please don’t suck, Please don’t suck” , but that’s all we can do on this side of praying for a miracle.

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Pop star Britney Spears visited the GLBT Historical Society Museum in the Castro last Sunday after her mini-concert at Bill Graham Auditorium where she was given a brief tour by curator Gerard Koskovich, who pointed out Harvey Milk's bullhorn in one of the display cases. For more on Spears's visit, see the Out on the Town column. Photo: Dan Nicoletta

 

Spears visit was a team effort by LGBT leaders

by Matt Baume

It took a gay village to bring Britney Spears to San Francisco, starting with mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty and extending to bar owners, drag queens, and cheerleaders.

The saga started with Mark Robertson, a producer at ABC’s Good Morning America and a longtime friend of Dufty’s. In late 2010, Dufty said, Robertson called him to propose shooting a Britney Spears promotional video in the Castro.

That set off months of discussions and negotiations. From the beginning, Dufty felt strongly that the show should feature local celebrity drag queens.

“While people may jet around Brentwood trying to spot Cameron Diaz, our drag personalities are our celebrities,” Dufty said. “They raise money constantly for different charities. They add a lot to the vitality of the Castro. I was straightforward with Mark that I felt it was really important that they be onstage and be part of the program.”

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March 3, 2011

Bruce Cohen Pulled out the “gay kiss”

by Accidental Bear

This seems a little fishy to me. A shot of his wife clapping and tearing up is more exciting than watching Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem dancing and their kissing? I don’t think so. Cohen may be in charge but Im sure there is a team up big wigs making every decision on who turns which way, who get more air time or anytime at all. I say don’t attack Cohen , attack the network.

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Bruce Cohen Attacked on Wikipedia

By Advocate.com Editors

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Academy Awards producer Bruce Cohen has been attacked on his Wikipedia page, due to his perceived role in ABC cutting away from a kiss between actors Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin during the telecast last Sunday, reportsMovieline.

Cohen, who is gay, was called a “liar who claims he does not partake in the homophobia of the ABC network when clearly he does,” according to the update by an anonymous user. Cohen, who produced the Oscar-winning biopic Milktold The Advocate any claims the cutaway was intentional are not true.

“There was nothing intentional about our cut away from Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem dancing and their kiss. We had planned to cut to a reaction shot of Javier’s wife, Academy Award-winner Penelope Cruz, in the audience when they were introduced and that’s what we did.”