Watch: The First Gay Kiss On A
Primetime Soap On Globo Network

I cannot believe it took this long for Globo, the largest network in Brazil, to finally allow two men to kiss on a primetime soap opera, but it finally did happen in the final episode of “Amor à Vida,” which aired last Friday night. While a part of me is thrilled that Globo caught up to other networks and aired a gay kiss on a primetime soap (and did so in a very sweet way), another is sad that at this day and age the fact that two gay characters on television are allowed to show affection is still a controversial topic of conversation.

 

Big Brother Brazil 13 Started Last Night
With Six-Packs And A Gay Kiss

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The thirteenth season of Big Brother Brazil kicked off last night, but in my humble opinion the real action is not happening at the Big Brother house, but at the glass house built inside a mall in São Paulo in which six contestants wait for a chance to join the cast of the show next week, including André and Marcello, who haven’t been able to keep their shirts on since being confined in the house. Unfortunately only one of them will make it to the show this season.

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And if Globo network won’t broadcast a gay kiss on a soap, at least it included one last night in the opening segment of the show by showing a video of openly gay contestant Aslan kissing his boyfriend goodbye before being confined in the Big Brother house.

 

Watch Fifth Harmony Perform
“Anything Could Happen” On The X Factor

I haven’t posted anything related to television shows in a while, but I had to post this video. By far my favorite performance on the X Factor this season, and even better than the original version. Those girls need to win this show and release an album asap.

 

Projeto Fashion: Brazil Gets Its
Own Version Of Project Runway

On September 17, “Projeto Fashion”, the national version of Project Runway, will debut on Band network with twelve contestants fighting for a R$100K contract with mass retailer Marisa and a scholarship at Milan’s Instituto Europeo Di Design (or IED). There is no word yet if the finalists will get to show their collection at Fashion Rio or at São Paulo Fashion Week, but in all honesty the last thing the line up of shows here needs is another amateur collection.

The panel of judges in Brazil will include presenter Adriane Galisteu, designers Alexandre Herchcovitch and Reinaldo Lourenço, and Susana Barbosa, fashion editor of Elle Brazil. As much credibility as I give to each one of them on their own, I just cannot imagine a contestant being able to keep a straight face while their design is being critiqued by Adriane Galisteu. For those of you overseas who have never heard of her, let’s just say she is more famous for taking her clothes off than keeping them on, and that if she were to ever appear in one of her usual outfits in front of Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, they would shred her to pieces so fast she wouldn’t know what hit her.

One of the greatest things about Project Runway when it started out was that the show managed to have just the right balance between camp and credibility. From the Brazilian version I am basically expecting camp only, which isn’t totally a bad thing. We could use more camp shows with a couple of queens on a judging panel on Brazilian television. I am already counting the days for it to start.

 

Beyoncé Runs The Billboard
Music Awards

Beyoncé’s performance of Run The Word (Girls) was by far the best thing about the Billboard Music Awards last night. After listening to another song from her upcoming album 4, I just cannot wait for it to be released.