What separates the men from the boys? Cultivating a Hollywood career after you’ve outgrown your child-star phase, as acclaimed actors like Jeff Bridges, Neil Patrick Harris and Ryan Gosling can attest.
Neil Patrick Harris
Poor Kelly Osbourne, losing her fiancé to a transsexual model. And poor Neal Patrick Harris, putting his foot in his mouth co-hosting Live with Kelly, uttering “Tranny” on national television, twice. NPH is a terrific poster child for gay men and Queer America (men had ceded that role to Ellen and Rosie, even Gaga). It seems Ms. Patrick Harris realized using the T-Bomb was in poor taste, and tweeted an apology, maybe because as a gay man he understands how people let hateful words fly absentmindedly. I really felt pity for the gentleman—for Kelly O, things happen.
I enjoyed this back and forth on Twitter recently between famous author Neil Gaiman and self described Midwestern mom of two April Roller who mistook him for the other great Neil: Neil Patrick Harris. This whole conversation acts as an antidote to YouTube comments.
The gays all love Glee, Fox’s hilarious musical-comedy about a high school glee club. It is sweet and well acted. The show’s nemesis is Sue Sylvester played by the perfectly cast Jane Lynch. Sylvester is the Adidas track suit clad cheerleading coach who has it out for the underdogs of the glee club. She’s vicious…