Posts Tagged ‘Television program’

Academy Awards 25 Years Ago: Not So Different From Today

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

New York Times
Academy Awards 25 Years Ago: Not So Different From Today
FEB. 24, 2017


From the moment the host Billy Crystal was wheeled onstage wearing a straitjacket and a face mask à la Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs,” viewers knew the 1992 Oscars were not going to be normal.

“It was a bit like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” Jodie Foster, the “Silence” star who won best actress that year, recalled in a telephone interview. “You were being catapulted from one surreal experience to the next.” Read More

“Child Of The 70’s” Permanently Featured In The Hollywood Museum Exhibit Reel To Real: Portrayal And Perceptions Of Gays In Hollywood

Friday, September 16th, 2016

“Child Of The 70’s” Permanently Featured In The Hollywood Museum Exhibit Reel To Real: Portrayal And Perceptions Of Gays In Hollywood
By ShootOnline Staff
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016


Michael Vaccarro

Michael Vaccarro

Popular international TV and web series “Child of the 70’s” was featured in the Hollywood Museum exhibit “Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood.”  The landmark, third annual exhibition was developed in alliance with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’ Farrell to highlight LGBT characters and icons in film and television from Hollywood’s past and present. The “Reel to Real: Portrayal and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood” exhibit ran at the museum’s historic Max Factor Building in the heart of Hollywood.  This was the first time the show was featured in the exhibit and was simultaneously inducted as a permanent part of it. Read More

Bruce Vilanch Attends Premiere Of ‘The Comeback’

Friday, November 7th, 2014

‘The Comeback’ Comes Back from 9-Year Hiatus to the Delight of L.A.’s Power Gays
Posted on 11/6/2014 11:31:00 AM by Mike Ciriaco


If you love something, set it free, and if it returns, it was meant to be.

Or have the execs at HBO cancel it, and if it returns, it was meant to be watched. Lisa Kudrow‘s meta-comedy The Comeback, which was axed nine years ago, is going to be back on the air and is just as funny as ever.

Last night, Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater unfurled the red carpet in celebration of Kudrow’s reprisal of her role as the awkward, repressed, self-deluded Valerie Cherish. The artist formerly known as Phoebe Buffay was joined at the gala screening of the new season’s first two episodes by the show’s co-creator Michael Patrick King, as well as a cavalcade of returning co-stars including Laura Silverman, Lance Barber and Damian Young. The cast was bolstered by a roster of the town’s top power gays, including Andrew Rannells, Jane Lynch, Sara Gilbert, Dan Bucatinsky and queen of queer comedy Bruce Vilanch. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Appear In Michael Vaccaro’s Web Series, “Child of the ’70s”

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Gay Writers Give Birth to a ‘Child of the ’70s’
05/ 3/2012

For any of us who came of age during the 1970s, the era was a pop smorgasbord of fashion, art, culture, and music. From the iconic John Travolta inSaturday Night Fever, to the music of ABBA, to classic TV series such as All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Carol Burnett Show, such references have not only helped define my generation but inspired in others an ongoing love for all things ’70s.

Actor/singer Michael Vaccaro is attempting to capture that spirit in a new Web series, Child of the ’70s, which is currently fundraising at Indiegogo. An indie actor in such movies as Todd Verow’s Deleted Scenes and The Endless Possibility of Sky, Michael also won a MAC award for Outstanding Musical Comedy Performer and has recorded two CDs, Archangel and Wait for Him. Read More

Out Front Colorado Interviews Bruce Vilanch

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Out Front Colorado
Flamboyant and funny Bruce Vilanch
By Matt Kailey

Even if you haven’t seen Bruce Vilanch on stage, read his past columns in The Advocate or caught him on Hollywood Squares, if you watch the Academy Awards, you are familiar with his work. Vilanch has been writing for the annual extravaganza for the past 21 years, garnering Emmys along the way, as well as writing for a variety of other awards shows, television series and specials, and various stage and screen comedians and entertainers. Read More