Plus Glee says "It’s Brittany, b*tch!" the FTC protects XY‘s gay teens, and Take That spoofs Brokeback Mountain?
- It seems the photoshoot on Bravo’s Double Exposure was Hello Kitty themed.
- John Barrowman‘s agents have confirmed that he’ll be filming for Torchwood in the United States from January thru June. Combining that with Eve Myles statement that the season would be a seven month shoot, it sounds heavily tilted to U.S. settings.
- Which doesn’t leave him a ton of time to guest star on Glee, which he’s asked to do. He wants to be one of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) gay dads.
- Speaking of Glee, Fox announced their fall premiere dates. Glee steps up on September 21st, which is only 10 weeks away!
- Lots of rumors are running wild about Glee, but I love the one about the Britney Spears episode focusing on Brittany (Heather Morris). To quote one of the sites I read today, I so want to hear her say "It’s Brittany, bitch!" in that spaced out voice of hers.
- Since the original source was the Sun, take this with a huge gain of salt. Take That is reuniting for a new album at Christmas, and Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow are going to make a "Brokeback Mountain-style video" for the first song, "Shame."
- I admit I’ve got a few copies of gay twink magazine XY in a box
somewhere with my A&F Quarterly classics. The teen magazine was
ahead of its time, and recently succumbed to bankruptcy. It’s only
assets are the 1 million strong mailing list of subscribers,
which the Federal Trade Commission is demanding be destroyed in
- If you need to feel good about the world (and maybe a little lazy about yourself) read this story about 15-year-old Caleb Laieski from Surprise, AZ. He’s started a national anti-discrimination organization and probably done more for gay rights today than I’ve managed this year.
- The Village People have released a statement about the Y.M.C.A. changing their name to "the Y."
We are deeply dismayed by today’s announcement from the YMCA that they
feel a name change and a rebranding are in order after 166 years. Some things remain iconic and while
we admire the organization for the work they do, we still can’t help
but wonder Y.
- I want to wish a very happy 36th birthday to Deborah Cox, whose music was the soundtrack to my gay youth. Even if I didn’t realize for the longest time that she wasn’t Whitney Houston.
- Fox News took a break from scaring old white people to scare Lindsay Lohan, who, according to them, has "fearsome lesbian gangs" awaiting her in prison.
- Stop The Hate has scheduled a December train the trainer session for colleges and universities wishing to combat discrimination on their campuses.
- Do you want to spend some hot, sweaty time with Hugh Jackman and his hunky trainer? Not the way you’re thinking, but you can bid on two workout sessions with the actor benefiting the Summit School. The Current bid is $12,500, but it’s expected to fetch $25,000.
- I haven’t had time to go back and view both seasons of DramaQueenz, the web series about three friends auditioning for roles and dealing with love in New York City. But the couple episodes I did watch were fun, and the leads are affectionate and engaging.
- And for no reason in particular, watch the Old Spice guy thank Ellen DeGeneres for her support and kind words. Where’s my thank you for all the drooling I’ve encouraged (and done) around here?
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