Ft. Lauderdale tops for gay couples, GaymerX getting bigger for year two, Submissions Only returns for season three
Darren Young says he was terrified when he revealed to the TMZ reporter that he was gay. “There came a point in my life where I just wasn’t happy living a double life. It was spur of the moment, and I said what I said and I was confident. But when I left, I said to myself, ‘What the hell did I just do?’” Everything worked out fine though, with his friends, his colleagues and the WWF embracing him. He lives in Miami with his boyfriend of two years.
GaymerX, the gay gamer convention, was such a success that they’ve booked a bigger hotel for next July, bigger speakers, and even planned a wedding for the two guys who got engaged at the first convention. Tickets are available now.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says that Vladimir Putin is using homophobia to try and expand his influence in former Soviet states. “He had nothing to offer to his former zone of influence. He has no soft power. He has no economic benefits to offer them. So what he’s telling them: ‘OK, Europe is promising you much more, it’s a better market, they might give you subsidies, they might give you lots of new opportunities and openings. But what you should know is Europe is all about gay rights. If you go to Europe, your family values will be undermined, your traditions will be destroyed. So we as Orthodox unity, we should stick together.’”
Lionsgate is diversifying their fitness programs online. Long time success BeFit, which targets women, will now be joined by Scott Herman (of Real World fame) Fitness for Men.
HBO is developing These Things Happen from HARPO Productions. Based in Manhattan, the story revolves around two couples, one gay, one straight who share a 15-year-old son who lives with his mother and stepfather on the Upper East Side. Looking to connect with his distant father, the teen goes to live with him and his long term partner who forms an instant relationship with the boy.
Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch have been named the sexiest stars by Empire Magazine. I love Cumberbatch, but is he really sexier than Henry Cavill?
Did Generation X end up the most content generation of all, maybe by giving up?
Cory Monteith’s death has been officially ruled an accidental overdose by the coroner. His blood alcohol content was .13 and he had injected heroin in his system.
Ft. Lauderdale officially has the highest concentration of gay couples, displacing San Francisco, which came in third behind Seattle.
Chris Brown, who I generally refuse to write about came out with a tweet today that seems in opposition to his long standing pattern of homophobia. “Love is not a crime. Gay or straight. Love who u wanna love. Stop the hate & sign here” with a link to a petition for the government of Cameroon to stop anti-gay violence.
Fox has rescued John Mulaney’s sitcom with a six episode order. Mulaney and Martin Short are expected to stay in the cast, but it’s unknown if Elliott Gould, who was set to play his gay neighbor, will return.
London Mayor Boris Johnson says one of his aides disapproves of his new glasses, saying “They’re a bit Elton John.”
Tony Perkins, defending his appointment to a police council in Louisiana, seems to be threatening the Southern Poverty Law Center. “I know a lot about the Southern Poverty Law Center, and I’m sure it’s not comforting for them to know that I can share that information with the law enforcement community. This is a very dangerous group. We are not advocating that homosexuality be illegal. What we have advocated is that marriage should be preserved in our laws as the union between man and woman, the same as the voters have in Louisiana. Is that vicious? I don’t think so.”
Want to know how life is as a Weinermobile driver? It’s worth the read to just know the names of the six Weinermobiles, SpeedyWiener, Autobuhn, BornToBun, Bunderstruck, HellOnBuns, and DriftDog.
How would the American media report on the government shutdown if it was happening in another country? Slate serves up a ton of classic media speak. “While the country’s most recent elections were generally considered to be free and fair (despite threats against international observers), the current crisis has raised questions in the international community about the regime’s ability to govern this complex nation of 300 million people, not to mention its vast stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.”
Revenge porn is now illegal in the state of California. Specifically, it is “a misdemeanor to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without permission with the intent to cause emotional distress or humiliation.”
Mia Farrow says that it’s possible that her smart, hunky son Ronan isn’t Woody Allen’s, but Frank Sinatra’s. (Judging by the photo at right, I’d say it’s more than possible.) Ronan, who reportedly is in talks to host a show on MSNBC, tweeted in his classic dry manner a perfect response to the news. “Listen, we’re all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son.”
Dan Bucatinksky says his relationship on Scandal is written in a really great, subversive way. “The issue is not really our right to be married or our right to have children. That’s taken as a given. And in doing so, it allows the drama of the actual scene and situation to come through without an agenda. In that way it’s subversive in itself.”