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We Love You Jane Lynch, But We Disagree

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Last week, Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick spoke about gay actors playing straight roles, and said that he does NOT think audiences are "as homophobic as the media would have us believe."

Glee's Jane Lynch seems to have a much different opinion.

Here's what she had to say on the subject:

"I don’t know when or if [gay actors in leading roles] will ever happen. I think because since most of the world is straight — and maybe we'll get to a place where this will happen — most of the world is straight and we want the audience to project their hopes and dreams for love and romance onto those actors. And if it’s not in some way possible, maybe never probably, in their mind that it could never happen, then they're not going to do it. You know, most people are straight, and I think that’s probably why…. This is a business of projection and desiring people from afar. And watching people go through trials and tribulations, so there has got to be some truth to it, in terms of, 'I could see myself with that person.' Because the leading man and lady are the person we want them to fall in love with, and most of the audience is straight. So for right now, we can only use straight actors."

Sorry Jane, but we're with Max on this one. Just look at Neil Patrick Harris! He's straight on How I Met Your Mother, and that show's been on the air since 2005!

Do U think audiences can accept gay actors in straight roles?

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More Palins On Dancing With The Stars?

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Is Dancing With The Stars going to try to put a Palin in every season from here on out?

Now that Bristol Palin's time is over on the show, it looks like DWTS producers want her father, Todd, for the upcoming season.

Here's what a source had to say about it:

"They want him big time. They'd love Sarah, but they don't think that will ever happen, so why not go for the dad."

The source has said that producers think Bristol's father would be "ratings gold." We'd agree!

No word yet on whether or not he's shown any interest in doing the show, but it would certainly attract audiences if he decides to do it.

Would U like to see Sarah Palin's husband on Dancing With The "Stars?"

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Conan Still Worth Lots Of $$$ On Cable

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Looks like Conan's getting yet another way to say HAH! to NBC.

Rates for commercials on Conan's new show, despite being on TBS, will run for $30,000 to $40,000 for 30 seconds, which is in the same ballpark as commercial rates for Leno and Letterman.

Here's what Conan's manager Gavin Polone had to say about ad space on the new show:

“The whole concept of paying differently always eluded me. Why is a 27-year-old male with $70,000 income more valuable if he’s watching Conan on NBC than if he’s watching Conan on TBS?”

We'll be curious to see which advertisers will shell out for commercials on Conan's TBS show.

Would U want your commercial to run during Conan's new show? Or do U still think Leno and Letterman will attract more audiences?

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