Sunday Must Reads

BuzzFeed has a great long read with a fantastic title: 22 Rumors, Orgies, And Relationships From The Golden Age Of Gay Hollywood. Most of these reveals are from a book called,Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

I’d be interested to see if a book about actors still living would ever come to light. The BuzzFeed article is a good read if you fancy yourself some salacious stuff about dead actors in old Hollywood. 

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Henrik Lundqvist notches his 300th career win as the NY Rangers shut out Red Wings, 3-0. It’s the 49th shutout for Lundqvist, who heard the Garden crowd cheer his name after the win. Chris Kreider scored twice Sunday and Brian Boyle also lit the lamp.Lundqvist also had the goal fall on top of him in the win. 

HBO’s prime-time black and Hispanic viewership has fallen in the past two years.

 Only 21% of Game of Thrones viewers are minorities so HBO says they hope that a mixtape will help bring more viewers the way hip hop has influenced what you wear with Run DMC’s “My Adidas”  and what your drink like Puffy’s Ciroc vodka

There’s been mixed reviews as to how people feel about the notion of reaching out to minorities through a mixtape … but I will admit the music is awesome! It was released over the weekend

 Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U3ZZnBWb_g

  Here’s the Wall Street Journal with more:

“Our multicultural audiences are a very important part of our subscribers, and we don’t want to take them for granted,” said Lucinda Martinez, HBO’s senior vice president for multicultural marketing. …

Over the course of the third season, which aired in 2013, viewers of “Game of Thrones” prime-time telecasts were on average 13.2% black, 9.2% Hispanic and 76.6% white, according to Nielsen.The Journal notes that the channel’s prime-time black and Hispanic viewership has fallen in the past two years.

  • How To Spot a Liar (link)

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Lester Brathwaite has written a great piece on HuffPo called, “Why I’ve Given Up on Hooking Up”

Now it’s up to me to attempt to make real connections in the real world. Because through this process I realized the most important thing – that all those apps and sites aren’t real. I always attempted to see the headless torsos as real people, but they’re just the versions of the people they want to be. That’s why the connection online and in-person is often lost in translation: you can’t carry on a relationship – strings attached or not – with someone who doesn’t exist.

Harvey Weinstein, appearing at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium in interview with Ken Ziffren, Los Angeles’ newly appointed film czar, called for California to expand its production tax incentives. (Variety)

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HBO’s “Looking” has it’s season finale tonight and it ended with a cover of the Golden Girls theme song. Buzzfeed takes a look at gay mens obsessions with the 80’s sitcom. (link)

 Programming Note: Karl and I will be back on the podcast this week to talk about the finale of “Looking” and what we thought of season 1 and what we hope to see in Season 2. 

People are already putting together a wish list. 

The WWE Network launched this past weekend. For all you wrestling fans… (Grantland)

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