Friday, August 04, 2006

queer eye canceled

just as ETC started announcing their fab 5 in manila special this coming monday night, we got the news from imdb that "queer eye for the straight guy" has been cancelled. ay sad... we feel bad for our newfound friends carson, thom, kyan, ted and jai. (naks, friends daw o!) well, at least the complete cast members were able to visit the philippines at the height of their popularity, and the fans got the chance to meet-and-greet them. here's one more look at the fab 5 during the press con at the rizal ballroom of makati shangri-la last july 20, 2006...
'Queer Eye' Canceled

Groundbreaking reality make-over show Queer Eye For The Straight Guy has been canceled after three seasons - but the stars of the show insist they are still a huge hit with celebrities. The show features five gay men who make-over unstylish straight men each week on the Bravo network, and since hitting the screen the camp stylists have been asked to revamp the homes of stars including Jennifer Lopez. Queer Eye member Jai Rodriguez says the show won't be returning for another season, explaining, "Well, we haven't been asked back for 2007. It's only been three years, but it feels like so much more due to the overexposure. I started when I was 23. In that first year, I was on Oprah's couch. I was on Ellen (Degeneres). People recognized me. J. Lo is a huge fan of ours. (Queer Eye member) Thom Filicia just re-did her house." The show recently broke new ground again by making over Miles, a transgendered man. Rodriguez adds, "Maybe this is how we are going out with a bang. Everyone (in the group) has big new projects. I'm working on a TV show and a movie in the fall. We just had a tour of the Philippines. We are huge there. Like Michael Jackson in 1983." (from imdb.com)

7 comments:

DaphneOP said...

i read somewhere that Jai was just misquoted. they're not cancelled?

Me said...

oh wow. i wonder if they knew when they were here. that michael jackson quote is funny.

cecile said...

AE: How will Queer Eye continue to break new ground?
JR: Well, we haven't been asked back for 2007. Maybe this is how we are going out with a bang. Everyone has big new projects. I'm working on a TV show and a movie in the fall. We just had a tour of the Philippines. We are huge there. Like Michael Jackson in 1983.

[Editor's Update, August 2, 2006: Although Jai was not misquoted here, a Bravo spokesperson contacted AfterElton to say that a whole new season of Queer Eye is slated for 2007, and that Queer Eye remains the core of their Tuesday night strategy.]

http://www.afterelton.com/people/2006/7/jai2.html

schushop said...

oh no! that's so sad... i hope it's not true! abangan ang susunod na kabanata...

reader said...

Jai was misquoted. The show's not cancelled :)

Anonymous said...

Bravo are claiming he was misquoted, but they're lying. The Fab Five announced in June that they had just finished filming their last ever episode.

the fash pack said...

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