Thursday Briefs: Federer’s aim; Ellen on QVC; GLAAD teams w/Here Media; Happy B-day John Stamos!
No men in underwear today, too much else to post. Let’s start with a video of Roger Federer that has become a real Youtube sensation. Remember at last year’s US Open when Roger made that sensational between the legs shot in the semifinals against Novak Djokovic?
Well, if we are to believe this video, that was nothin!
This video, made during filming for a Gillette ad, shows our Roger knocking a metal can off a guy’s head with a serve. Is it genuine or just the latest example of slick editing or computer-generated imaging? Federer won’t say telling the Associated Press after his opening match at the Cincinnati Masters last night, “a magician doesn’t tell how his tricks work.”
Roger may be the greatest male tennis player in history, but there’s no way he could knock that can off that dude’s head without missing a buncha times first and giving the poor guy a coupla black eyes and maybe a concussion!
ELLEN ON QVC: Hey Ellen DeGeneres, you want me to write about your pet food line then buy an ad!
Ah heck, it’s Ellen. I’ll write all about it for free. Well actually I’m writing about Ellen appearing on QVC tonight (9 p.m. ET) to unveil the latest additions to her holistic pet care collection HALO, Purely for Pets®. She will appear live from the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“I’m so happy to return to QVC for a couple of reasons,” Ellen says. “For one, I want as many people as possible to know about the health benefits of feeding their animals HALO. Secondly, there is a Joan Rivers Turquoise necklace that I have my eye on and I’m hoping they’ll give me the employee discount.”
The natural line was created with the belief that good nutrition is the single most important factor in a holistic approach to wellness. The products are made with natural ingredients, including butcher-quality chicken, eggs, carrots, flaxseed, green peas, barley, sweet potatoes and cranberries.
Gee, I used to just feed my dog a can of Alpo.
GLAAD TO HERE IT: I may have been snubbed by the Emmys this year, but not by the GLAAD Media Awards. It’s always such a great celebration of LGBT images and is always star studded.
Anyway, Here Media today announced a partnership with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to exclusively produce The Advocate On-Air: The GLAAD Media Awards Special. The one-hour special examines the work it took to produce the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in three cities—New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The Advocate On-Air: The GLAAD Media Awards Special premieres on Friday (Aug. 20) on here! TV and on Here Media’s various Web properties. It moves beyond the red carpet and features conversations with award recipients, GLAAD staff members, show guests, and honorees including Drew Barrymore, Benjamin Bratt, Alan Cumming, cast members from Glee, Adam Lambert (pictured above), Constance McMillen, Cynthia Nixon, Cybill Shepherd, Wanda Sykes, Sofia Vergara, and Sigourney Weaver. Each interviewee speaks to the importance of GLAAD and its mission to amplify the voices of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community to promote understanding, increase acceptance, and advance equality.
Here Media produced 10 three- to four-minute vignettes that will air on Here Media’s Advocate.com, Out.com, Gay.com, and SheWired.com. Here Media then combined the 10 segments creating the hour-long special that will air on here! TV.
GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios said in a statement: “The GLAAD Media Awards help fund our work throughout the year and set a benchmark for the news and entertainment industry to develop stories of LGBT people that reflect the challenges our community faces as well as the aspirations we hold for ourselves and our families. We are excited to partner with Here Media and share the mission behind the GLAAD Media Awards with our community and allies.”
AGING GRACEFULLY: As some of us fortysomethings look into the mirror and are increasingly horrified by what we see, John Stamos actually gets better looking with each passing year.
The sexy star of television’s ER, Full House and Jake In Progress and such Broadway hits as Cabaret and Bye Bye Birdie turns 47 years young today.
He marked the milestone while on the set of Glee where he has a recurring role in the upcoming second season. He wrote this update on Twitter this morning: “GLEE cast and crew exceeded my high expectations. they were as cool as they are talented. this is going to be a fun ride.”