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Here's Some Good News: 'The Golden Girls' Is Now a Breakfast Cereal

Great news, Golden Girls fans: You can now savor one of the best sitcom’s of all time as a breakfast cereal—if you can get your hands on it!

Brought to our attention by Huffington Post, Funko has released a Golden Girls-themed multigrain breakfast cereal, available at select Target stores and online. It’s a Target exclusive. Each box comes complete with a Funko figurine of Dorothy (Bea Arthur), Rose (Betty White), Blanche (Rue McClanahan) or Sophia (Estelle Getty).

The cereal retails for $7.99, and it’s been selling out so fast it’s hard to track down. Many who’ve managed to snatch one have taken to social media victoriously.

 

 

 

 

The cereal’s availability varies depending on the area you live in. Many Target stores are completely sold out. As of this writing, people are selling the cereal for $10 to over $100 a box on eBay.

Not to put too much pressure on it, but Funko says they have no plans for more Golden Girls cereal after this first limited edition run. So—hurry!

For more on this, go to Huffington Post. Please be sure to watch the video on the page. A local news reporter pretends to be a Golden Girls expert and then she doesn’t get a “cheesecake” reference. For a moment it’s unintentionally quite funny—but not as funny as this brilliant, beloved show.

During its acclaimed and highly-rated seven-season run on NBC, The Golden Girls won 11 Emmys and was nominated for 68 in total.

 

 

Rob McElhenney Shares Satirical Answer On How Gay Character "Fat Mac" Slimmed Down

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star and creator Rob McElhenney shared a witty and all too true post about his process of getting ripped.

If you are a fan of It’s Always Sunny, you’ll know that McElhenney and his character Mac have gone through a massive weight change in the last few years.

Back in 2011, McElhenney decided to gain weight in order to play with the idea that tv show characters and actors seem to get thinner and more muscular as their shows continue. To play with that, McElhenney created the idea of “Fat Mac.”

Unfortunately, the message behind the joke wasn’t well-received by many people, including McElhenney’s fellow cast members. So, McElhenney later decided to lose the weight.

As he told the Wrap back in 2011, “The end of the show[‘s season]. I started at 160 and I got up to 212. And I thought, that’s enough.”

Throughout the years, McElhenney has slimmed down considerably and also worked out for a very muscular and cut body. Many have complimented him on his looks and also asked him how he did it.

Feeling that enough was enough in terms of being asked this, McElhenney shared his exact method of getting the body that he has today. And he did it in his usual style of humor.

“Look, it’s not that hard. All you need to do is lift weights six days a week, stop drinking alcohol, don’t eat anything after 7pm, don’t eat any carbs or sugar at all, in fact just don’t eat anything you like, get the personal trainer from Magic Mike, sleep nine hours a night, run three miles a day, and have a studio pay for the whole thing over a six to seven month span. I don’t know why everyone’s not doing this. It’s a super realistic lifestyle and an appropriate body image to compare oneself to. #hollywood”

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As McElhenney’s audience enjoys the start of season 13 of the show, he’s excited for future episodes. For instance, McElhenney will be putting on a coming out dance.

Earlier, McElhenney’s character Mac finally came out as gay after "Mac is gay but doesn't know it" played as a running gag for years. Now that the character is out and open, the writers and cast can play with this new facet of his personality.

For instance, Deadline reported last month that there will be an upcoming scene where Mac performs a coming out dance for his father.

With humor like in the above Instagram post, we look forward to seeing the messed up and hilarious stories that McElhenney and his team create for a now openly gay Mac.

Jim Parsons Responds To The The Coming End of "The Big Bang Theory"

Gay actor Jim Parsons is sharing his thoughts on the final season of The Big Bang Theory.

It was recently announced that the Big Bang Theory would be ending after its upcoming 12th season.

This series about a group of scientists and geeks who revel in their friendship lasted for over a decade and earned actor Jim Parsons a pathway to stardom. Not only that, but he became the most paid TV actor for 3 consecutive years.

Two days ago, Parsons took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the nearing end of the show that has made him the man and talent that he is today.

In the post, Parsons says it’s nearly impossible to accept that the series is ending, but he’s grateful to have another 23 episodes left to adjust to that fact.

He then continued in his fairly long post by saying:

 “Something else I feel grateful for — and this gratitude needs no time to ‘sink in’ or become ‘realised;’ this grateful feeling is always with me but is multiplied in this moment of announcing our final season — but I feel such intense gratitude for our devoted viewers who are the ACTUAL reason we have been graced with the opportunity to explore these characters for 12 years of our lives.

“I feel grateful to our crew — many, many of whom have been with us since day one — and who are the people who bring a sense of steadiness and dependability, who are so warm and kind and always quick to say hello and smile at us every time we come to the set and who, even though you don’t see them on TV, are in many ways the heartbeat that keeps this body of work alive and breathing while we, like flailing arms and legs, act like jackasses and fools in attempt to make someone laugh.”

“I am grateful to all the writers of our show — those with us with no and those that have come and gone — because, without them, there would literally be no Big Bang Theory at all, ever. The writers thought of this show, the writers created these characters, the writers are the ones who found ways to keep coming up with organic, entertaining ways to keep the life of this show going which is a task much, much more challenging than anyone other than them will ever know or understand.”

“And while I know that they already know it, it bears repeating again and again: I am so terribly grateful for the cast members who aren’t pictured here — whether they were in one scene or many episodes along the way; you are all my playmates that I have fallen in love with and who have become a part of my life on set and off.”

“You are my playmates when we don’t feel like playing but have to because it’s our job to get out there and communicate our job to get out there and communicate and pretend we’re these other fictional people and we look into each other’s eyes and say these words and end up creating this weird, other reality that has enriched my life more than I will fully ever understand.”

“I will miss all of you and all of this more than I can say and more than I can know at this time.”

The Big Bang Theory’s final season will premiere on CBS on September 24.

Fox Released The Trailer For "The Cool Kids:" A Show About Friends Making A Mess Of Their Golden Years

Have you ever wanted to see Will & Grace’s Beverly get his own tv show? Well, this is as close as your gonna get.

Fox has released the trailer for a new series about the cool kids at a retirement center.

The Cool Kids sees three friends mourning the death of one of their own. Hank (played by David Alan Grier) is the leader of the crew and wants to have a big party to honor their recently deceased friend.

Meanwhile, Charlie (played by Martin Mull) goes along with it fine, but is often mumbling about some hard-to-believe past adventure from earlier in his life. Then Sid (played by Will & Grace’s Leslie Jordan) is the naysayer of the group who still goes along with the chaos anyway.

But what happens when the three boys are suddenly approached by Margaret (played by Vicki Lawrence), a brash women who suddenly wants to join in on their adventures? Well, the group of cool kids gets a new member of the group to enjoy the rest of their lives together.

Fox’s Cool Kids is set to premiere on tv screens this coming Fall on Friday nights. Will you be watching?

"Project Runway" Is Returning To Bravo In Season 17

After 11 seasons on Lifetime, Project Runway is moving back to Bravo for upcoming season 17. NBC Universal made the announcement Monday at its upfront in New York City. “Project Runway is coming back where it all started; it’s coming home on Bravo,” said the network’s Andy Cohen.

The fashion design competition, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, was a smash hit from the get-go at Bravo, where its first five seasons aired from 2004-2008. In a shocking move that prompted a string of lawsuits, The Weinstein Co. struck a deal to move it to Lifetime without giving Bravo a chance to match Lifetime’s offer.

This is just the latest installment of the fallout in the wake of The Weinstein Co.’s downfall after co-founder Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a serial sexual predator last year via Pulitzer Prize-winning stories in The New York Times. A+E Television Networks, the parent company of Lifetime, terminated its deal with TWC on Jan. 10, ending their commitment to air any further seasons of the show.

Project Runway was created by Eli Holzman. In 2008, it won a Peabody Award "for using the 'television reality contest' genre to engage, inform, enlighten and entertain.” All seasons thus far were filmed in NYC, with the exception of season 6, filmed in Los Angeles.

The program has been nominated for dozens of Primetime Emmys; Klum and Tim Gunn won for Outstanding Reality Competition Host in 2013. The popularity of Project Runway has also spawned spinoffs like Under the Gunn and Project Runway: Junior, and several international iterations all over the globe.

 

The Writers of "The Golden Girls" And "Gilmore Girls" Are Writing A Show About Gay Senior Citizens

Two men who worked on shows like “The Golden Girls” and “Gilmore Girls” are turning their attention to elderly LGBTQ people.

Variety has shared more info concerning tv writers and producers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg and their upcoming project about gay senior citizens.

Apparently, the series, titled “Silver Foxes,” is a work in progress and is currently set up to be a half-hour, single-camera series.

The series will follow:

“Two older gay men and one twink (their buddy’s young lover) that rescue a friend who’s been forced-back-in-the-closet at his homophobic assisted living facility. After they bring him back to their mid-century Palm Springs house, the foursome creates a fabulous family of friends.”

While no names are officially attached to the show yet, the two writers hosted a table read of the pilot last year at Zimmerman’s home. Actors George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, Todd Sherry, Melissa Peterman, Daniele Gaither, and Cheri Oteri all acted for the reading.

As we stated before, the two writers were inspired by the documentary “Before You Know It,” which focuses on the struggles of LGBTQ elderly. From that film, Zimmerman learned that retirement homes and assisted living facilities often push LGBTQ elders back into the closet (like with the one woman from Illinois who’s suing her assisted living home after she was slapped because of her sexual orientation).

Again, the series is a work in progress, but production company Super Deluxe, which is owned by Turner Broadcasting, will develop the series for a cable network or a streaming platform.

h/t: Variety