Plus Iron Man 3 dominates, Kate McKinnon does Martha Stewart, and Vince Lombardi protected gay players
E! Online’s Twitter was hacked over the weekend, telling their followers that Justin Beiber had come out as gay. Twitter shut the account down quickly, avoiding a stock market crash.
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Iron Man 3 had the second biggest opening weekend ever, taking in a whopping $175.3 million domestically, and another $175.9 million overseas, for a total haul of $680 million since it came out. The studio will keep about 55% of that for the first three weeks, meaning the $200 million film is already turning a huge profit for Disney.
Part of that is no doubt due to the marketing campaign. The trailer for Iron Man 3 took home the Golden Trailer Award for Summer Blockbuster, while Disney also picked up the Animation award for Wreck-It Ralph.
The NYPD was outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral to keep out gays planning to attend mass with dirty hands in response to Cardinal Dolan saying “you must first wash your hands.” People were notified that if they attempted to enter the church with dirty hands, they would be arrested for criminal trespass.
Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Cardinal Salvatore Cordileone calls Rhode Island marriage equality an “injustice.” He says “Marriage is the only institution that unites a man and a woman to each other and to any child conceived of their union. While those making great sacrifices to raise their children in less than ideal circumstances need and deserve our love and support, we cannot claim to have a just society if we do not look out for the most vulnerable among us: children. That means preserving in the law the principle that every child deserves a mother and father united in marriage. That means supporting in our institutions and in our culture the true and unique meaning of marriage.”
Gabourey Sidibe says she’s dated a gay man. “Who hasn’t dated a gay dude? He didn’t tell me [he was gay], I just sort of figured it out. There were weird things he would say. He once tried on my heels…that was a pretty big indication!”
Barney Frank received the Role Model Award at the Equality Forum in Philadelphia, and had his normal straight talk on the subject. “Let’s be clear. We don’t talk about our sexuality any more than straight people do. The difference is when we talk about sexuality, it’s called ‘coming out.’ When straight people discuss their sexuality it’s called ‘talking.’”
British House of Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans says he’s shocked by his arrest for rape and sexual assault. “Yesterday, I was interviewed by the police concerning two complaints. One of which dates back four years by two people who are well known to each other and who until yesterday I regarded as friends. The complaints are completely false and I can not understand why they have been made, especially as I have continued to socialize with one as recently as last week.”
Multiple players for legendary football coach Vince Lombardi say that not only was he aware that some of his players were gay, he went out of his way to make sure that no other players on the team treated it as a problem. His daughter Susan Lombardi says “He was discriminated against as a dark-skinned Italian American when he was younger, when he felt he was passed up for coaching jobs that he deserved. He felt the pain of discrimination, and so he raised his family to accept everybody, no matter what color they were or whatever their sexual orientation was. I think it’s great what Jason Collins did, because it’s going to open a lot of doors for people. Without a doubt my father would’ve embraced him, and would’ve been very proud of him for coming out.”
Margaret Cho has taken some heat over outing in the past, and she says she’s comforted many closeted celebrities who were afraid. “My history in show business spans over a quarter of a century, and I have seen many people in the industry struggle with coming out, only to find much more success after they finally did. I have comforted many shaking hands worrying at rolled-up tabloids like worry beads, and I’ve borne witness to sorrowful shouts of “But it’s my business! It’s my private life!” I felt for them, but at the same time I didn’t understand, because they didn’t come from where I came from. They didn’t see any of the sickness and the suffering. They didn’t get really good at closing caskets or have that cremation smell permanently embedded in their clothes and hair. They were younger, or they were working on their careers and their wonderful talents, getting more and more successful and happy — then suddenly secure enough to come out. Their lives, as far as I could tell as part-innocent-bystander and part-industry-insider, seemed to improve greatly as a terrible fear was lifted, a terrible fear of themselves.”