The Blue Power Ranger Is Gay

... Actor David Yost, known for playing the Blue Power Ranger on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, has announced to the public that he is gay. He says he was called gay slurs by producers, actors, and writers on the popular kids' show, which is odd because it really isn't the most masculine show. They were all in tights and doing glorified choreographed dance moves, for Pete's sake. [Just Jared]

... WHAT!? You've never seen Lost? What kind of loser are you? It's only the most talked about show in the entire universe! If you didn't watch Lost, you can just get the heck out of my face you big jerk. Wait, what's that? Matthew Fox never watched Lost? Oh. Never mind. [Newsweek]

... Josh Schwartz is looking at going from The OC to The D.C.. The producer is developing a project about 20-somethings in the nation's capital who work in various government agencies. They'll come to find out that their hopes and dreams don't exactly mesh with the back-stabbing greedy nature of Washington's scumbags. Haven't they been trying to make this show for years now? [Variety]

... Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova has found its female lead. Allison Miller (Kings) will play the wife in a family that gets transported back to prehistoric times to give humankind another shot at not screwing up the Earth. This will be her breakout role... you heard it here first! [Deadline Hollywood]

... American Idol producers have promised that the Auto-Tune scandal rocking the U.K. is definitely, positively not happening here in the U.S. However, they have admitted that they often have Ryan Seacrest stand on several telephone books while filming. [PB Pulse]

... TLC has announced that the next season of Little People, Big World will be the docu-drama's last. The program, about the diminutive Roloff clan, has led the network's little people programming since 2006. You will be missed, you adorable little guys. [TLC via press release]

... How I Met Your Mother sure loves it some stunt-casting. Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will guest star next season as Robin Sparkles' best friend, Jessica Glitter. Ted Moseby will continue to be television's most boring character. [EW]

... Stunt-casting leader Chuck has hired James Bond player Timothy Dalton to join its spy show. Dalton will play a mysterious stranger with ties to Chuck's mom (the equally stunty Linda Hamilton). [NBC via press release]


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He never said any actors did that to him. At least not in an interview that I saw.
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Meh...i thought they were all gay back in the day
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big deal... I'm also gay
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These proclamations of various celebrities' sexualities are not news. They aren't important.
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Who cares the actor who played the Blue Ranger was gay These gay announcements are so trivial. Just like when Ricky Martin annoced he was gay I think these people are doing for a publicity stunt.
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Good Chuck news - Dalton was great in the final RTD eps of Doctor Who. Can't wait.
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David Yost, who played the Blue Ranger on the hugely successful kids series Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, recently admitted that he was discriminated against over his sexuality.
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I miss the old TV.com columnists, who had a bit of humor instead of taking shots Lost every chance they get. The show's over, move on with your life already, Tim.
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Sorry if you're not a lost fan looser to me...lol jk.
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Although its not a big shocker, Billy was my favorite character in that series and I always suspected. I'm happy to hear he's finally confirmed it. Guess my gaydar was operational even years before I came out lol.
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Power Rangers was masculine. I don't see how they weren't.
I don't care if he's gay or not because the show was great. His sexuality is irrelevant to me.
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Wow! Intolerance from Hollywood.
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"Implying that the other PowerRangers aren't gay
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I love Ted!!
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Wait, so the people on the original show knew he was gay or he got targeted with so many gay-slangs that he just decided not to come out?

Anyway....does seem like it took him a while :P , did Power Rangers scar him that much? haha. Actually I do forget that the show lasted a lot longer than I watched it, and he was one of the longest carryovers from it.
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soo
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Why are the people who comment on these things so sensitive? They're called jokes, people.
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Who bothers about the Power Ranger? If Matthew Fox did he really understand something? And people who hasn't seen the series are no losers, they didn't want and that's all, or maybe they watched it and didn't like. I would have quit if the third season wouldn't have been as great as it was.
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Look at all of the shows targeting kids back then -- Power Rangers; He-Man; Thundercats; Batman and Robin...if exposure to homoeroticism could affect someones sexuality, then an entire generation of guys would be gay right now.
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How rude to insult people because their sexuality. I liked the first season of Power Rangers when I was a kid...
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I thought all power rangers were gay...are you telling me it's not a show that advocates gay rights
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Hey to all those people who took the Lost bit seriously, it was just a joke. I thought it was pretty funny. Naveen Andrews the guy that plays Sayid also doesn't watch lost because he saids he doesn't like to see his own work.
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Chuck does seem to have a fanboy casting. You've had Cylon 6, Jayne from Firefly, Superman, Lana Lang, Sarah Conner, Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap and now James Bond. Not to mention having Clark Griswald as a bad guy. Chucks mother and father alone are both from the sci-fi genre.
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Timothy Dalton! Fracking sweet. This casting is For the Greater Good. Wonder how many people will get that?
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david yost was oh so fine after he lost the overalls in season 2 of mmpr and was a total hunk during the zeo years. :)
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all he does is insult people and write biased reviews of stuff. it's not "cool" to be an asshat, you know.
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again i wonder, why do they let this guy be a staff writer? i don't get it.
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I wathced the David Yost Interview, he never said anything about the actors calling him anything, just the production staff. he seems to have good things to say about the cast and only said that he was upset by the cast members being questioned about his sexuality. He particularly said he was friendly with Amy Jo Johnson and Jason Franke. I find it sad that a show that did at least try to be diverse in casting had such tension behind the scenes.
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I quit lost in the 2nd season.. wtf happen with that show after that?.. nobody knows indeed... XD...
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1) I never watched Lost (beyond a couple of early eps) and if that makes me a loser, I'm OK with that! 2) Someone should just plain cancel TLC, never mind just one show. 3) Ryan Seacrest. Phone Books. Hahahahaha! 4) Timothy Dalton I totally get; Linda Hamilton...not so much...
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Chuck...beefing up the cast, that's a strong players move right there!
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*Mosby. If you're going to criticize something, learn how to spell its name first.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! DAMN YOU TLC! How dare you cancel Little People!!!!
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Er actually to those moaning about it like 2 year olds, for the record if u never watched lost congratulations you officially wasted your time on this planet!! *clap....clap....* L O S T FTW!!!!!!
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Those moaning that they should not be teased for not having watched Lost, get over it, it was a fun tongue in cheek paragraph. We have one life don't live wasting time being offend by a comical piece of writing soon to be forgotten
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I though all the power rangers were gay who cares... Moving on...
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Why is it that the staff writers try to be all witty and sarcastic but just end up insulting a bunch of people?
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I haven't seen Lost and I don't plan on it. It doesn't mean you're a loser if you haven't seen Lost.
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I have never watched Lost. You don't have to insult me for that. Not even as a (dubious) joke...
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He shouldn't have been made fun of because of his sexuality. That's not right.
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