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Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe ***CANCELLED***

As Mike Rowe has wrote on his blog

A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase. One I like to call, 'permanent hiatus.' Or in the more popular industry vernacular, canceled,"

"My first instinct was to immediately pass the news on to you, but frankly, it's taken me a few weeks to digest. Dirty Jobs is a very personal show, and it's difficult for me to imagine a future that does not involve exploding toilets, venomous snakes, misadventures in animal husbandry, and feces from every species."

Wonder if his endorsement of Mitt Romney had anything to do with the cancellation?

What will Mike Rowe do now?

by Anonymousreply 13011/24/2012


On another note, he'll be okay. He's a pitchman for several products, and he's also had roles in some TV shows. I see him moving into some sort of a comedy series.

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2012

Hopefully eat shit while cleaning his last Honey Bucket.

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2012

Hopefully he'll turn to porn.

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2012

Sadly, I think his sexy days are behind him.

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2012

[quote]Sadly, I think his sexy days are behind him.

I don't think so...

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2012

Maybe Mitt or Karl will put him on the payroll.

by Anonymousreply 611/21/2012

I'm with r3. I'd like to see Rowe in a sexy daddy porn movie.

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2012

It's a conspiracy against republicans

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2012

I don't think his girlfriend/fiancee would like that.

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2012

"HI, I'm Mike Rowe..."

"And I'm Chuck Norris."

"And we're here to show you the latest fitness wonder, The MudSlusher."

"Boy, Mike, this is unusual."

(pan out to show the two men, shirtless and treading in a vat of mud.)

"You bet, Chuck, and the best thing is, you can do it naked! Come on, let's do it!"

(The two eye each other suggestively as they jog in the vat of mud.)

by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2012

He has plenty of jobs. He was just a voice actor before he got the Dirty Jobs job. I suspected the show would be cancelled within the last couple years when the show became less frequent on Discovery Channel. The show was fun at first then his determination to make jokes during his job made it not fun. I wanted to see his natural reactions to these jobs not him making fun of them to mask his real emotions.

by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2012

R9, are there are pics out there of her? Or even a name? (Note: I'm not saying she doesn't exist. Just curious.)

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2012

All I've heard is that she lives with him in San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2012

George Reeder at link below

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2012

The show ran its course. Mike will be OK. Supposedly he's a trained singer and I think it would be a hoot if he would do a musical or turn up on Glee or Smash. Maybe even Nashville. Or get a part in something in which he would have to be seen in tighty whities.

by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2012

R14 here ignore that, wrong thread,

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2012

I don't think the girlfriend has ever been seen or ID'd. Maybe he prefers to date in Europe.

He [italic]has,[/italic] however, been linked to a former male model named Jarried Gragg.

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2012

Anything that Mitt Romney touches turn to shit!

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2012

[quote]Jarried Gragg

What a name.

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2012

Mike Rowe is a Baltimorian like myself!

by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2012

Jarried Gragg's YouTube channel:

by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2012

Gossip in an old Just Us Boys thread:

by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2012

I know for a fact that Mike is gay and has been in a long-term relationship with Jared (how he spells his name now.) They live north of Pasadena, where he has a bunch of horses. If he's living in SF with a woman or dating one, it's gonna be news to Jared.

by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2012

Oooo, tell us more, R23! Are you a friend of theirs?

by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2012

R10 is right.

I'm glad he's losing his show. That's what he gets for supporting Mittens.

by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2012

[quote]As Mike Rowe has wrote on his blog

I don't feel the same about Rowe since he endorsed Romney. But I still like him better than OP, because at least he's grammatical.

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2012

I doubt he's gay. Several years ago, a gay viewer on a youtube video asked him a question about doing it with another guy and he was grossed out. His reaction could have been a cover up but I doubt it.

by Anonymousreply 2711/21/2012

Oh, sure--the hot Republicans get a pass from you bitches.

by Anonymousreply 2811/21/2012

R27, I've seen the video and it was all a joke. He is known for sarcasm and his sometimes dry wit. He knows he has a big gay following, trust me.

by Anonymousreply 2911/21/2012

Closet GOProuder. Good riddance.

by Anonymousreply 3011/21/2012

I read what happened re: Romney and I don't think he was supporting Romney.

Rowe is on a big campaign to get respect for people who work the kind of jobs he does on the show, and he was talking about Romney b/c Romney read a letter Mike Rowe wrote him about this topic. Obama did not respond to his letter when he sent it a few years back.

I voted Obama and am glad I did, but Rowe has a point about how we value those dirty jobs. We need more apprenticeships and more vocational learning. College is fabulous but it ain't for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 3111/21/2012

Yes, as we know Mitt Romney has huge appreciation for little people doing dirty jobs. If by a dirty job you mean being a hedge fund manager, to be more precise.

by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2012

Isn't he the voice actor for shows like gold rush?

by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2012

[quote]Wonder if his endorsement of Mitt Romney had anything to do with the cancellation?

Are you joking? It is the ONLY POSSIBLE REASON.

by Anonymousreply 3411/21/2012

I know I stopped watching after his endorsement.

by Anonymousreply 3511/21/2012

[quote]I don't feel the same about Rowe since he endorsed Romney. But I still like him better than OP, because at least he's grammatical.

Oh double dear.

by Anonymousreply 3611/21/2012

Well, the timeline suggests that Rowe knew his show would be canceled before his Romney endorsement. Endorsement had nothing to do with the cancellation. He works (or worked) for the Discovery Channel. DC also owns TLC which has the Duggars, Palin's Alaska, and other assorted shows that Republican audiences love so much. Rowe was very much at home.

As someone upthread said, the show rain its course.

by Anonymousreply 3711/21/2012

If he needs consoling, I'm available.

by Anonymousreply 3811/21/2012

Maybe he can go back to singing in the opera chorus. And finally come out of the San Francisco closet.

by Anonymousreply 3911/21/2012

Maybe he can use his operatic voice in the movie musical of La Cage Aux Folles.

He'd be the perfect Albin/Zaza.

by Anonymousreply 4011/21/2012

Mike Rowe does a lot of narration on many of Discovery Channel's shows. He narrated How the Universe Works. He'll probably land another manly-men type reality show produced by DC.

by Anonymousreply 4111/21/2012

Fuck him and his Romney-loving racist homophobic attitudes.

I hope every show, sponsor, and voice-over job drops him.

by Anonymousreply 4211/21/2012

He could open a computer company and call it Mike Rowe Soft

by Anonymousreply 4311/21/2012

I'd much prefer to see Mike Rowe HARD.

by Anonymousreply 4411/21/2012

R43, if he did he'd be a huge hit on the Bottoms without Boners thread.

by Anonymousreply 4511/21/2012

R45, and he'd beat you up for even suggesting such a thing.

He's an asshole. Ignore him.

by Anonymousreply 4611/21/2012

We hope this Repug leaves.

by Anonymousreply 4711/21/2012

I hope he is forced to do a degrading porn, geting tied up and sodomized frequently.

by Anonymousreply 4811/21/2012

W&W for R43

by Anonymousreply 4911/21/2012

He's too smug to watch, maybe now he'll go back to voice-overs so I can just listen to him.

by Anonymousreply 5011/21/2012

He's a homophobic asshole.

by Anonymousreply 5111/21/2012

Here's Mike's disgusted, nasty response to a fan's "man-crush" on him:

by Anonymousreply 5211/21/2012

[quote]He's a homophobic asshole.

Hot, white and hates gays? He hit the DL trifecta! That's just what we love around here.

by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2012

I would have preferred another season of "Dirty Jobs" than a season of the Khardashians, Honey Boo Boo, True Amish Tales (just saw an ad today for the upcoming Amish Mafia) or other "reality" shows.

by Anonymousreply 5411/21/2012

His girl friend has never been identified by Rowe, nor has "she" ever been seen with him. His San Francisco neighbors have never seen a woman living with him. No SF records show a woman at that address, either. If they had been together for years you would expect some evidence.

Draw you own conclusion. He's obviously closeted and a LIAR. I'm glad his show got cancelled. He's a major COWARD.

by Anonymousreply 5511/21/2012

Nice detective work, Sherlock.

by Anonymousreply 5611/21/2012

I've worked with him -- nasty narcisist.

by Anonymousreply 5711/21/2012

At the end his show had become repetitive and more focused on being gross than entertaining.Discovery really painted itself into a corner with the title.

by Anonymousreply 5811/21/2012

I am sure he saved his money. Now he'll fade away quickly and no one will remember who he is in a year or two. The party is over for Rowe - watch Ford cancel him now as well. No more commercials for him. He should have kept his mouth shut on Romney. He's a asshole and deserves what he is getting in return.

by Anonymousreply 5911/21/2012

O hai Mike @R56!

by Anonymousreply 6011/21/2012

have you noticed on his ford commercials how fat he has gotten?

by Anonymousreply 6111/21/2012

Fuck off OP. He's a great guy and it was a remarkable show. This is sad news.

by Anonymousreply 6211/21/2012

Mike Rowe is one of the better VO guys out there...a natural sounding sort of regular he'll always have that to fall back on. Not that a lot of his gay fans are going to care about the cancellation. That 'fatboy rider' bullshit was pretty toxic shit.

by Anonymousreply 6311/21/2012

[quote]Fuck off OP. He's a great guy and it was a remarkable show. This is sad news.

Did you not see the video at r52? He's a POS homophobe.

if you saw it and you still think he's "a great guy," you're a POS homophobe too.

by Anonymousreply 6411/21/2012

Fuck off, R62, he's a hateful bigoted right-winger and obnoxiously anti-gay. FUCK HIM, and fuck you for defending such an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 6511/21/2012

Geez!What a smug douche bag,after watching that video I hope a Ford truck lands on him!

by Anonymousreply 6611/21/2012

Mike has tiny meat.

by Anonymousreply 6711/21/2012

[quote]He's a great guy and it was a remarkable show. This is sad news.

you are a crazed freeperella

by Anonymousreply 6811/21/2012

I remember one show he did about marine biology - there was a really cute doc who seemed to be slightly miffed and spacey when Mike paid attention to his lady colleague, and Mike sort of flirtingly called him out on it.

Hard to explain, but I always wondered if they had fucked in the faculty broom closet or something before taping began.

by Anonymousreply 6911/21/2012

Gripping my ping pong paddle I stride purposefully up to Mike, grasp him around the waist and with my hard dick bulging through my tight jeans it rubs against his thigh as I begin to smack his ass hard with the paddle. He begs me to stop but I don't until he bursts into a tearful screaming version of Boy George's song "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?". I think Mike should become an on call prostitute for younger wealthy men with daddy issues.

by Anonymousreply 7011/21/2012

I'm glad this homophobic piece of shit has no show now!

by Anonymousreply 7111/21/2012

R44, Dream on -- you're about 30 years too late.

by Anonymousreply 7211/21/2012

This is his boyfriend's facebook

by Anonymousreply 7311/21/2012

Are those his real parents in the Bounty commercials?

by Anonymousreply 7411/21/2012

[quote]Mike has tiny meat.


by Anonymousreply 7511/22/2012

Oh yes, I most definitely would...

by Anonymousreply 7611/22/2012


by Anonymousreply 7711/22/2012

A subtle hint

by Anonymousreply 7811/22/2012

I shat in his mouth once. He wanted more, but I broke free from the restraints and escaped the compound. (Sadly, Ann recaptured me a couple of weeks later.) You'd be surprised how many Republicans like scat smotherings...

by Anonymousreply 7911/22/2012

Mike should come over my house. I'll give him a dirty job he'll never forget!

by Anonymousreply 8011/22/2012

He could always pose nekkid.

by Anonymousreply 8111/22/2012

Mike would be great as a Raging Stallion video star.

by Anonymousreply 8211/22/2012

Is the "boyfriend" a freeper too?

by Anonymousreply 8311/22/2012

A little sumpin sumpin I came across on Tumblr. And I meant that literally, not figuratively. This is exactly how I envision Mike Rowe in my lusty mind.

by Anonymousreply 8411/22/2012

Well shit, that didn't work. You'll have to scroll down until you find it. And you won't be disappointed. And there's more after the first one.

by Anonymousreply 8511/22/2012


by Anonymousreply 8611/22/2012

Great thighs.

by Anonymousreply 8711/22/2012

Huh, a freeper and a homophobe, learn something new every day. He's hot, but I don't get the hysteria about him. Despite having a blue collar and baseball cap fetish, I'm still kinda meh.

by Anonymousreply 8811/22/2012

He's not unpleasant to look at but the douchebaggery has killed any attraction I may have felt for him. The fact that he seems to be a closet case makes it even worse.

by Anonymousreply 8911/22/2012

Mike's looking a lot worse for wear lately - those shots with his parents from last year are a little scary.

He used to be hot, but now he's lost his looks.

I still get a kick out of those clips of him when he was a QVC host and he sang the entire half-hour selling shit on Christmas Eve.

by Anonymousreply 9011/23/2012

Fuck him in his ass.

by Anonymousreply 9111/23/2012

[quote]Fuck him in his ass.

I'd like to.

by Anonymousreply 9211/23/2012

I still wish Romney had won.

by Anonymousreply 9311/23/2012

It must be a lonely party of one, R93.

by Anonymousreply 9411/23/2012

No one here needs to like him because he's SO in love with himself!

by Anonymousreply 9511/23/2012

r95: His smug self satisfied quality is a huge turnoff. Yeah, he's hot, but he's not all that.

by Anonymousreply 9611/23/2012

Mike's looks have definitely began the man-to-grandpa-fade. Somewhere between 48-58, a man, however handsome one day, suddenly drops off the cliff and becomes a grandpa the next day. Super masculine guys like Mike usually last a bit longer, but it happens to us all.

RIP Hot Daddy Mike.

by Anonymousreply 9711/23/2012

[quote]Mike's looks have definitely began the man-to-grandpa-fade.

R97, are you OP? The one who said:

[quote]As Mike Rowe has wrote on his blog

I perceive a past participle problem.

by Anonymousreply 9811/23/2012

Um, how old are you, R97?

by Anonymousreply 9911/23/2012

He's so smug on the Ford commercials - Honey, you're a paid whore selling cars not a way of life - that he could lose all his jobs.

And if he is a closeted coward, I hope he's exposed and he learns quickly how republicans really are.

by Anonymousreply 10011/23/2012

He IS a closeted coward.

by Anonymousreply 10111/23/2012

I want to fix Mike's tight little twatty ass to the tune of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero". After I was done with him his butt would be busted like balloon. POP goes the weasel.

by Anonymousreply 10211/23/2012

I hope he goes back to selling things, like dildos this time around.

by Anonymousreply 10311/23/2012

Oh dear god.

Page 6 of an obsessive thread about an unemployed, self-loathing and closeted 51-year-old Republican man. Who is rapidly losing what remains of his looks.

Yes, this is DL 2012.

by Anonymousreply 10411/23/2012

51 is not a problem, mon cher. He being a self-loathing fucking rethuglicunt is the problem, got it?

by Anonymousreply 10511/23/2012

Actually, he's 50, turns 51 in March.

by Anonymousreply 10611/23/2012

Ahh, I see you've got it memorized eh,r106??

by Anonymousreply 10711/23/2012

R98, nope, second quote wasn't me. I simply committed a typo. Sorry.

R99, I'm 32 and I LOVE older men. In fact, I'm a bit of a connoisseur of older men. I have always found Rowe incredibly hot as deep voiced daddy. However, he is fast becoming a grandpa. Still hot. Still fuckable. But he's just about lost that daddy appeal. Every man goes through that phase eventually, and he seems to be there. At least to me. Feel free to disagree.

by Anonymousreply 10811/23/2012

Mike and I went fishing, all the way to the lake I smacked his ass whenever I felt like it--he just giggled or if it was a hard enough swat he went "OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwww" in his lazy, deep voice. Then on the way back I pinched, grabbed and squeezed his buttcheeks. Standing in the bar where we went for a drink I began to shove my hand up the crack in between his buttcheeks and kept it there wiggling it around and sometimes shoving it farther in. When I withdrew it I told him to leave the ass end of his jeans stuffed up in there and invited everyone else to come over and smack Mike's ass as it was is birthday, 50 good ones.

by Anonymousreply 10911/23/2012

ha ha.

by Anonymousreply 11011/24/2012

And if that smarmy liar says he's 51, he's really closer to 60.

by Anonymousreply 11111/24/2012

How do we KNOW he's a republican? He simply went with the candidate who responded to his letter. And, if he is gay, just because he's not out does not make him a self-loather. Not everyone wants to be out.

by Anonymousreply 11211/24/2012

R112's globular breasts are very shiny in the Zimbabwean moonlight.

by Anonymousreply 11311/24/2012

r112, "not everyone wants to be out" is a lie. Yes, everyone DOES. Everyone on the planet yearns to BE WHO THEY REALLY ARE. If one is using terms like "in" or "out" or thinks being gay is some political thing that has "currency" or is a "strategy" of some sort, then that is a form of self-loathing, that "revealing" who one is will bring either scorn or shame OR make one more attractive. Any way you look at that, it is a complicated way of rationalizing that one is "not good enough" to simply be in the world. Honest. Real. True to oneself. Straight people don't have to announce their sexuality. Neither do gay people. But hiding who one is reeks of a lack of self acceptance, of self love and of self confidence. Period.

If Mike Rowe, at age 50, is closeted (which is a dying word), then he has self acceptance issues on a deep level. At this point he must have plenty of money and would not need to stay in any sort of old fashioned, last century closet, one would presume.

by Anonymousreply 11411/24/2012

I wonder which Dildo he's using right now. . .

by Anonymousreply 11511/24/2012

[quote]not everyone wants to be out" is a lie. Yes, everyone DOES.

No, they do not. Some people would be perfectly happy not being out to the world. But then, that depends on what level of "out" you are talking about. There are various stages of being out. Some gay people are only out to their close circle of friends. Some just family. Some are out to any and everyone. It's nobody's business who Mike Rowe goes home to every night. I've never heard him publicly address his relationship status--be it with a male or a female. Every time I've seen him interviewed, he speaks about his hosting gigs. Period. If he came out and declared "I'm a gay man", then that's all everyone would focus on. Perhaps he doesn't want to be the poster child for rugged gay men in their 50s? Who knows. Who cares. If he's happy, that's all that matters.

Oh, and yes, he IS hot.

by Anonymousreply 11611/24/2012

r. 116, I took a good look at that photo. Tiny little slits for eyes, no lips and big nose, like a drunkard. Where's the hot?

by Anonymousreply 11711/24/2012

LOL it's probably just the face he was making when the photo was shot.

by Anonymousreply 11811/24/2012

I'd fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 11911/24/2012

No one needs to "declare" anything. Or make any sort of announcement. Just BE. And if anyone is rude enough to ask about someone's sexuality, then deal with it. But don't lie. Most of the time is isn't anyone else's business. When one makes it a "secret," though, it stigmatizes the whole issue and makes it about shame and secrets.

Rowe has stated he has a girlfriend in some interviews along the way.

In 2012, a celebrity being gay is not "all everyone focuses on" except those who have their own issues with it. It is always about those who focus on it. People who probably want to have sex with Mike Rowe, for instance. Anderson Cooper's coming out has not made that the only thing people focus on, has it? If it has, he could not give two shits, apparently. Neither could Neil Patrick Harris. Or Thomas Roberts. Or Sam Champion. Or Cheyenne Jackson. Or Andy Cohen. Or Ellen. Or Rosie.

by Anonymousreply 12011/24/2012

Bottom line--if he doesn't want to be out, then that's his business. I'm not going to stand in judgement of him and call him a self-loather because he's made the decision to keep his private life private. It took Ricky Martin years to come out, and even he bearded around for quite some time. He's happy now that he did it, but that was HIS decision. Mike Rowe, IF he's gay, will come out when he's ready. Or he may never come out at all. It's his choice.

by Anonymousreply 12111/24/2012

[quote]What will Mike Rowe do now?

Sex Cam for Seniors.

by Anonymousreply 12211/24/2012

If you're closeted, fine. Just don't expect kudos because you're a coward.

But if, like many closeted politicians, you start legislating against us then it is our duty to drag you out of the closet. If you're a celebrity, newsperson, actor, whatever, and you start making the fag jokes, then, too, it is our duty to drag you out of the closet.

by Anonymousreply 12311/24/2012

"has wrote" WTF is wrong with you dumb queens?!? "Has wrote" in his blog.

The stupidity on this dumb site boggles the mind.

It is HAS WRITTEN for Christ sakes!

by Anonymousreply 12411/24/2012

[quote]If you're closeted, fine. Just don't expect kudos because you're a coward.

Who the fuck is talking about expecting kudos? Simmer down. If he's gay, then he obviously doesn't want kudos, attention or anything else because of it. He wants to be known for his work. Who the hell are you to dictate who is and who isn't out? Some people just don't want to be out. It's THEIR choice.

by Anonymousreply 12511/24/2012

Whoever the queen is who is defending the closet, you really need to dial that down, sister. Yeah, we get it, everyone has a right to be in a closet. From Mike Rowe on down. Agreed. Sure.

The comfort of a closet never got a single civil rights law passed, though. Or advanced any gay rights initiative. Ever. Or furthered societal acceptance or a place at any table for gay people. Ever. Or educated a single straight person about anything. Or..well, you get the gist.

I really don't think anyone is "dictating" who is in or who is out, it's just that people in the closet in 2012 are pretty much looked at as pariah. As they should be. Yes, not everyone wants to be out but those same people are gonna get what they get in terms of their OUT peers. Derision and disgust. You make decisions, you get consequences. Deal. The end.

by Anonymousreply 12611/24/2012

Hold it, Junior, R126. I'm not "defending" the closet, I am defending choice. If Mike Rowe is gay, and has a perfectly happy life with a man, and only certain people in his life know about it (close friends, family), then who the hell are you, me or anyone else for that matter to tell him "You need to make a GRAND statement on national TV, or on the cover People magazine to declare to the world that you are a homosexual?" The nerve.

by Anonymousreply 12711/24/2012

One small detail. Rowe doesn't merely NOT disclose his being gay, he actively lies about it: by including his live-in "girlfriend" in his bio and press materials, he is perpetuating a falsehood. That's different from not disclosing the ID of his boyfriend. Or not addressing the issue at all.

And then publicly supporting Romney...

I say OUT the motherfucker.

by Anonymousreply 12811/24/2012

No "grand statements" required. No announcements. No spokesperson status needed. Just don't lie about it. Just BE.

I don't know if Mike Rowe is gay or not but there are some posters here who seem to "know." And if that is the case, his interviews and media releases indicate otherwise, that he is not gay but rather has a girlfriend. And that is a disconnect in 2012 that is not flattering.

by Anonymousreply 12911/24/2012

How he never got caught on his fantasy girlfriend I don't know. He got away with it for years. He knew he was lying and that was very cynical.

by Anonymousreply 13011/24/2012
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