Sean Hayes is starring in a new NBC pilot about a father trying to parent his 14-year-old daughter who just moved in while also placating his temperamental new boss. Please let his new boss be Karen Walker.
House Republicans filed their first brief in the Windsor case today, blasting the Obama administration for abdicating its responsibility to defend DOMA in court. Their basic argument seems to be that heterosexual marriages can produce unintended and unplanned offspring, which same-sex marriages cannot do. So they’re seriously arguing that random babies make a marriage?
Prop 8 supporters also filed their first briefs, and their argument seems to be that it’s basically none of the Supreme Court’s business. “Our Constitution does not mandate the traditional gendered definition of marriage, but neither does our Constitution condemn it. This Court, accordingly, should allow the public debate regarding marriage to continue through the democratic process, both in California and throughout the Nation.”
And President Obama feels that marriage equality is a state’s rights issue and not one for the federal government. Which has some people outraged, but isn’t that really the basis for our challenges to DOMA?
Jim Parsons is going to executive produce a series based on the web series Prodigies, about exceptional children and the work they are doing. The project will be shopped to networks shortly.
A Rhode Island House committee unanimously approved a marriage equality bill yesterday, sending the measure to the full House.
It appears that River Song had a daughter of her own, but not with The Doctor. Alex Kingston is joining Arrow as Laurel’s mother, which based on most characters she’s played, should provide fireworks with our favorite grumpy police detective.
We haven’t heard a lot about the movie version of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book in a while, but now comes news that Ron Howard is interested in directing it.
A new study says that only 34% of women and 38% of men sleep naked. Which begs the question, what do you wear to bed? We just found out that my future ex-husband Russell Tovey has embraced sleeping in the buff.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the rights to the Daniel Radcliffe starrer Kill Your Darlings. Meanwhile Radcliffe is very excited about his kiss with Dale DeHaan. “Dane and I are banging the drum already because we want the MTV Best Kiss award. We want that golden popcorn! To my knowledge, a sincere, passionate, romantic gay kiss has never won, so I think that would be a very cool thing for this movie to receive.” He also talks about the direction he got for the sex scene. “I guess I was way too hesitant about it in the moment, and John just went, ‘No! Kiss him! F*cking sex kissing!’ That was my favorite note that I’ve gotten, probably in my career. [Laughs.] Especially with the world that I’ve come from! The things that directors have shouted to me in the past usually involve which way I have to look to see the dragon.”
A New Zealand environmental activist is looking to ban cats from the country because of all the birds they kill. Cats are believed to have contributed to the extinction of six native bird species. On a related note, does anyone know what the immigration laws are like for New Zealand?
New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men are joining forces this year for The Package Tour, which seems appropriate, since when these boy bands were big, I was mostly thinking about their packages.