Tonight Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) threw a dinner party to prove to Nana (Ellen Barkin) that they have black friends. Which would mean they’re not racist. She said they were racist for voting for Obama because he’s black, even though they don’t have black friends. And as far as I could tell, they weren’t saying they’d vote for Obama because he’s black. I think they were planning on voting for him for other reasons, but if they realized that, there wouldn’t have been an episode so let’s just go with it. READ FULL STORY
Tag: The New Normal (11-16 of 16)
Ryan Murphy is one of the most successful men in television. This fall, he’ll have three scripted shows on the air — Glee, American Horror Story, and The New Normal. In honor of this impressive achievement, Vogue wrote a lengthy profile on the TV scribe. The story includes everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you didn’t) about Murphy. To spare you the burden of clicking through all six pages of the Vogue article, we have selected five fun facts for your reading pleasure.
1. Murphy likes to order people’s food for them: When Vogue writer Jonathan Van Meter sat down for dinner with Murphy at the Chateau Marmont, Murphy immediately ordered them both Spaghetti Bolognese. “I fundamentally knew exactly what you would like,” he told Meter. Vegetarians, beware!
2. He considers himself the “male Lady Gaga”: Because his work is “at once inflammatory and wildly popular.” Murphy then insisted Meter print the Gaga remark.
3. He had an affair with a 21-year-old when he was 15: “We would wash his Corvette, go fishing, and listen to Christopher Cross on eight-tracks,” Murphy said of the relationship.
4. He is “obsessed with Ann Romney”: Granted, this was meant to be somewhat sarcastic, but he goes on to say that he admires the Republican presidential candidate’s wife and her brood of children.
5. He wishes he’d created Girls: Despite his reputation for being “smug,” Murphy said he does watch and admire other people’s work. “I love Lena Dunham,” he proclaimed. Glee cameo?
BONUS: Glee‘s Lea Michele wants to be Murphy’s daughter: This is not technically a fact about Murphy, but Michele’s remark was too bizarre to be overlooked. “I am incredibly jealous that I am not their daughter. Because the Murphy household would be my dream.” Intense. Watch your back future Murphy baby!
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They look happy to your right because this trio’s baby has a heartbeat — huzzah! — but the bulk of “Baby Clothes” involved aggression and tears. You see, everyone in this crazy mixed-up world is different, and so they hate each other.
In tonight’s third episode of The New Normal — brought to you by Pinkberry, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana, and Equinox — Bryan and David run into a bigot in an outlet mall. This bigot is a great big terror in a polo shirt who asks them to stop kissing (in the interest of “trying to protect my family”) and calls the idea of Bryan and David having a baby “disgusting.” Bryan and David head home to have a heart-to-heart about bringing a baby into “a world where idiot people are trained to hate what we do.” There are tears, and it is dire. No one wants their family members to suffer, but how can kids be protected when hate is all around? READ FULL STORY
“My couch was an exquisite leather antique; now I’ll just think of it as Judi Dench with a tramp stamp.”
– Bryan Collins (Andrew Rannells) on The New Normal
Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Tuesday, Sept. 11, and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!
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“She’s just like an easy-bake oven except with no legal rights to the cupcake.”
– Consultant from a surrogate agency on The New Normal
Come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!
Ann Romney or no Ann Romney, Modern Family‘s Cam and Mitch better watch out — there’s another couple vying to become America’s favorite same-sex pairing. The New Normal premieres on NBC on September 11, but the pilot is already streaming on Hulu — and, much like the first episode of The Mindy Project, it proves that Normal is a promising new series with a few minor wrinkles. Here’s what I took away from Episode 1:
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