Tyson Beckford to strip in Chocolate City, Jonah Hill owes Channing Tatum a penis lick, Chris Colfer takes Cooper for a walk
Because we can never have enough movies about male strippers, I applaud Michael Jai White and Tyson Beckford teaming up for Chocolate City. Beckford will play the star attraction of a strip club who recruits struggling college student White into the world of urban stripping as he deals with his own aging and the attention going to the younger guys.
The Liberty Counsel, the political arm of Liberty University, has filed a brief in support of Michigan’s marriage amendment, and it cites many outdated concepts and lies about the gay community, including that we’re disease ridden vermin who will drive up the costs of healthcare for the entire state. “The personal, social and financial costs of these homosexual-specific health problems concern not just those who engage in homosexual activity, but also the larger community of citizens who help provide services and who must bear part of the burdens imposed by the health challenges. It would be rational for the voters of Michigan to seek to minimize the deleterious effects of these conditions on public health, safety and welfare by affirming that marriage in Michigan remains the union of one man and one woman.”
As snicks loses sleep worrying about the Jem and the Holograms movie, we might have a glimmer of hope. Real rocker Juliette Lewis has joined in a secret role, and Molly Ringwald is on board as well. Can these two save the film?
Channing Tatum shared a lot yesterday. First, as he promoted Foxcatcher, he wants you to know that two muscular men in thin, bulging Spandex groping and rolling around on each other is not homoerotic. “Wrestling is an intimate thing. It’s weird from an outsider’s perspective. It’s very homosexual–I’ve gotten that a lot. I always say just come on and try it out, you’ll realize how non-homosexual it is. It’s too painful and violent.” Well, most of it looks like moves I’ve tried out that were very homosexual.
He was also the cover story for GQ, in which he admitted he was probably a functional alcoholic. He also took the reporter to a pottery painting class. And he revealed that he and Jonah Hill had a bet where Hill promised something if 21 Jump Street opened above $35 million (it opened at $36 million). Hill promised “I will kiss your tip! I will kiss the tip of your dick through your underwear if we make $35 million.” He’s yet to pay up.
The interview also offered up that Magic Mike XXL is a roadtrip movie, to a stripper convention, based on something that Tatum actually did in his stripper days, and it was wild. And Stephen Soderbergh won’t be directing, but he will be behind the camera itself.
Sir Elton John is among the stars that will adopt a school under First Lady Obama’s Turnaround Arts Program. It started with 18 schools, and is now headed to 45-60, with each celebrity adopting an underperforming school, infusing music and arts and using their names to boost student engagement.
Russell Crowe is slamming “pathetic bullies” who challenged him for supporting the Dorchester Collection hotels in spite of the Sultan of Brunei’s policies. “Sending me abuse will not stop my support of Gay , Lesbian, Bi and Trans Gender rights. The laws that Brunei are adopting are hideous. However, throwing the staff of Dorchester Collection Hotels under the bus to make a political point is not acceptable to me. These are hard working people with families and I guarantee you they come from all walks of life. To me, it is not acceptable collateral damage to ignore them . These are people I know, people I consider friends.”
Clay Aiken says that his fame is a blessing and a curse to his political campaign. “You know, you’ve got to get people to see me in a different light. Getting the opportunity to talk to people about the issues that are affecting them and talk about how I want to help people, gets people to see me in a different light. It’s a blessing in the fact that it gets me in the room, but I have to overcome the fact that people see me in one way and not the other.”
Boston Pride has named quite a pair of Grand Marshalls. Governor Deval Patrick and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have both been announced. Patrick is in his final year in the governor’s office, so has no qualms about serving next to the fabulous but polarizing Sisters. I wonder if Bill Donahue’s head will explode?
Kingsman: The Secret Service is an interesting twist on the James Bond concept. Take an international society of secret agents, and have them go on a recruiting spree of the best and the brightest. Colin Firth recruits a con man played by Taron Egerton who has all of the skills but none of the background or drive. Then you give them the world’s toughest job interview. It comes out in October.
Anderson Cooper rips apart Dallas newswoman Amy Kushnir over her objections to ESPN airing the Michael Sam kiss. He’s sassy, relentless and factual, and just what we needed in the victimhood tour that she’s been making on every conservative outlet in the nation.
Can you do an impression of Sir Patrick Stewart or Sir Ian McKellen? Would you do it to their faces? That’s precisely what Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy were asked to do, and they pulled it off pretty well, even if they turned a bit red.
I always love it when Chris Colfer invites us into his personal life. Granted, we only get Chris’ legs in this, but he encourages young Cooper to try out the treadmill, because even a puppy needs to get ready for summer. Cooper hasn’t quite got the concept down though. I bet Brian sat in the corner and laughed until he hurt.