Meme: Brunch – “It’s A Disaster,” Beth Ditto Says “Get a Job,” and Nate Berkus Gets Personal With Oprah

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy continues to shape up with reports that Jason MomoaJason Momoa has been cast in the role of Drax the Destroyer. If anybody can look like a destroyer, it’s Momoa.

Gallup released a poll of the percentage of people who identify as GLBT by state, ranging from Washington, DC at 10% to North Dakota at 1.7%. My own home of West Virginia came in at 3.1% which has always been considered a mean, but ranks a little low here. How does your state rank?

We told you Friday about soccer player Robbie Rogers, who came out of the closet, then promptly retired to focus on his apparel company. The Chicago Fire currently holds Rogers’ contract, and head coach Frank Klopas is incredibly supportive, “Yesterday I thought he was a very good player and I still think that today. Should Robbie want to return to the game, we would still be open to him being part of the Fire.”

Miranda CosgroveIn a move that I didn’t see coming, Miranda Cosgrove has joined the pilot for NBC’s Girlfriend In a Coma, with Christina Ricci. She would play Ricci’s daughter, who Ricci wakes up to discover, not ever knowing she was even pregnant. When iCarly ended, Cosgove was the only major cast member to not take a new Nickelodeon show, deciding to go to college full time.

Part of the advantage that Democrats have in national elections is their advanced social media technology network. Republicans would love to duplicate that, but are finding it difficult to recruit top tier tech talent thanks to their archaic stances on gay marriage and women’s issues. Tech people have a strong libertarian streak it seems, and don’t want to be associated with the brand.

A Good Day to Die Hard is set to win the box office with $30 million, beating out the Josh Duhamel Nicholas Sparks movie Safe Haven with $27 million. Newcomer Beautiful Creatures will have to settle for 6th with $9 million, which isn’t exactly a franchise starter.

Speaking of Nicholas Sparks, don’t expect a gay storyline from the author anytime soon, because it’s “not exactly my genre.” But he hasn’t completely ruled it out, “That would probably be more likely something that’s explored in a different medium, maybe through television…with the novels, I try to give the people what they expect, and then move out into different areas.”

IFC has taken pity on the Lindsay Lohan film The Canyons, which has been rejectedThe Canyons by major festivals in Sundance and SXSW. They’re planning a day-and-date release on digital platforms and theaters. It might almost be worth hosting a live session to watch it together on AfterElton.com via VOD, because I smell train wreck.

Who should you cast to play Robin Williams’ daughter in a new network sitcom? How about Sarah Michelle Gellar, who will play his daughter/coworker at an advertising agency in Crazy Ones.

After initially not allowing gay teen Stacy Dawson to bring a male date to prom, the Missouri school district has backtracked, dropping the rule requiring opposite sex couples. Superintendent Alvin McFerren says it was never meant to prevent same-sex couples from attending, but an old rule to stop singles from pairing up to get the couples rate for prom.

Dowager CountessThere are so many reasons to want to be the Dowager Countess when you grow up, but I suppose the downside is that you have to give up weekends.

Herman Cain has joined Scott Brown as a contributor to Fox News, as they beef up their stable of failed politicians to criticize successful ones.

Sure Cops has to blur out an awful lot of nudity for their never ending show, but they also once had to blur out a Chihuahua in a broadcast.  “And then the same guy called Fox and said, ‘This dog is an actor, and he has an agent, and I didn’t sign a release for him.’”

 

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