The Blend: The Out 100, ‘Vicious’ Is Back and How Gay Is ‘Franklin And Bash?’

'I'm ranked WHERE in the Out 100?' (Billy Eichner in 'Parks N Rec') (NBC)

Out 100: The annual list of the hottest in LGBT entertainment, activism and visibility was released yesterday and the first twenty are online to check out on the Out website. Besides personal favorites like the men of HBO’s “Looking” Billy Eichner, Greg Berlanti, “Faking Itstar Michael J. Willett, author Armistead Maupin  and NBA’s Jason Collins, it’s also great to see trans people like Laura Jane Grace on the list. More of the 100 will be revealed soon.

George Takei on Meredith Vieira: “The Meredith Vieira Show“: Meredith has proof that George is a thief. Let’s find out what he likes to steal!

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Rosie Back to “The Fosters“: When the ABC Family series that centers around a family led by a married lesbian couple returns in early 2015, we’ll see Rosie O’Donnell back as Rita Henricks, the tough/compassionate foster care group home caregiver, who has a close relationship with Callie (Maia Mitchell). O’Donnell will be in at least two more episodes but why do I think they’ll just keep her around as long as they can? Or as long as she can take breaks from “The View?”

Who’s Afraid of Ryan Murphy?: Andy Cohen had the ladies from “American Horror Story: Freak Showon Watch What Happens Livelast week and during the aftershow, Cohen asked Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, out actress Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett if they’re afraid of show co-creator Ryan Murphy. Let’s see what they had to say.

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Vicious” in 2015: The Bitches Are Back! The British sitcom starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi will be back for a second season on PBS. The six part series will air first on ITV in the U.K. with the PBS transmission following in summer 2015. Out creator Gary Janetti returns as showrunner and said in a press release last week, “It was such a joy to see U.S. viewers welcome Season 1 of ‘Vicious’ into their homes last summer and we’re looking forward to continuing the fun next year.” He added, “fans of the show can expect another round of outrageous antics, along with a few surprises, that are sure to make the second season as memorable as the first.”

Breckin Meyer (l) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar in 'Franklin & Bash' (TNT)

Franklin & Bash” gay subtext: While I’m personally not a huge fan of the long-running TNT series, I wish I’d known there was so much gay -ish banter between the guys, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin MeyerSlate’s June Thomas and  Daniel Hubbard put together a video compilation of a whole lot of gay in the show. Hilarious stuff!

Sonya Tayeh interview: The popular choreographer from “So You Think You Can Dancetalked to AfterEllen.com and said her journey to dating women is a recent one. “I’m 37 and fell in love with a woman for the first time a year and a half ago. I’d never been with a woman before, until now. But, even so, I would say there’s always been a driving force with my movement with women, which then when people critique my work it’s very, “They’re so masculine.” Or, “It’s so androgynous.” It’s this somewhat strange word usage toward women, when it was just the way I moved. I don’t know why aggression is masculine. I’ve been through a lot in my life, and I express it through my work.” Next up for Tayeh is a special project she’s been working on with the Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce in NYC in February.

Betty White Outtakes: Just in time for tomorrow night’s sixth season premiere of TV Land’s “Hot In Cleveland” (airing at 1opm) comes some Betty White bloopers. Enjoy!

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