Pat Robertson says exposing your children to lesbians can make them lesbians, The Simpsons White Christmas Couch Gag, Portia de Rossi to Play Sean Hayes ex-wife
Portia de Rossi has signed on for three episodes of Sean Saves the World where she’ll be playing Sean’s high-powered ex-wife and mother of his daughter. Is it too much to ask that she channel her Better Off Ted character?
Cats were weaponized as early as World War II. And you thought I was crazy!
If you’re rich enough, you can use your distant parents and your oh-so-sad upbringing to get away with killing four people and maiming two others, so long as daddy will shell out $450,000/year for your in residence rehab. ‘Murica!
Scientists have used magnets and bull semen to create “spermbots” they can control. I think I once saw a video like that…
Did you know that Jeff Perry wasn’t the first choice to play Cyrus on Scandal? Did you also know the character wasn’t gay until Perry was cast to play him? According to Shonda Rhimes “I didn’t discover that Cyrus was gay until Jeff was playing him. Jeff would be very surprised to hear that. Something about him made me go, ‘This man wanted to be president and couldn’t be president,’ and we worked backwards from that.’”
Saturday Night Live held auditions for black female cast members with The Groundlings. So first they acknowledged they have a problem, then they set out to solve it. I didn’t think they had it in them.
I was unaware there was a show named Farm Kings (which was just renewed), nor that it had nine hunky famer brothers in a state of perpetual undress so popular that they have a 2014 calendar. Of course I was also unaware that there was a network called Great American Country for it to air on.
Pan is a modern origin story for the Peter Pan story that now has a release date of June 26, 2015. I knew of the film, but I didn’t know Greg Berlanti was producing it, which makes me wonder if the Lost Boys will have a more homoerotic take this time. There seems to be a homoerotic tint to a lot of Berlanti’s work. (And no complaints here!)
After India’s Supreme Court reinstated the ban on sodomy, the nation’s Law Minister says that if only parliament can change the law, that’s what has to happen. “We will have to change the law. If the Supreme Court has upheld that law, then we will certainly have to take firm steps. Change has to be made fast, and any delay cannot take place.”
Prince may experience bouts of homophobia, but he’s still a strangely fascinating person. So you’re curious what kind of movies he watches, and what type of television shows he likes. Evidently we now know that he likes New Girl. He likes it so much that he reached out to the show and asked to be on it. So they said yes, and he’ll be a part of the post-Super Bowl episode, hosting an all night dance party, which he’s been known to do anyway.
In the UK, Labor MP Pamela Nash has written the BBC asking them to revise their guidelines to allow for the wearing of AIDS ribbons by their hosts. Graham Norton was disciplined for doing so on November 29. “Raising awareness of HIV is crucial to ending the epidemic. Globally 35 million people have died from AIDS to date – the ribbon is a way of remembering all of those people while simultaneously encouraging people to get tested. In the UK roughly 100,000 people are living with HIV with a fifth of that number unaware of their infection. I hope these statistics help demonstrate why it is so important people like Graham Norton show their support for World AIDS Day. It is a symbol of solidarity, compassion and an important awareness raising tool which the BBC could greatly help by promoting.”
Republican Senator Mark Lee of Utah has introduced the Marriage and Religious Freedoms Act to the House. The bill would allow anyone, be they a church, business or religious institution to discriminate against GLBT people, anyone who is in a same-sex marriage, or even just people having premarital sex. The bill has five cosponsors. He says the bill is necessary because he fears President Obama will attempt to attack the tax-exempt status of organizations that discriminate. When was the last time the U.S. (let’s exclude DOMA) passed a law explicitly allowing discrimination against a minority? Pre-1964? This is a truly shameful day in history to see this being discussed in Congress.
You may remember us discussing Caiden Cowger, the young West Virginia conservative who rose to national prominence with a webcast bashing gays. All the big name conservatives rallied around him. Now he’s been banned from YouTube for life for hate speech.
George Clooney has long had speculation that he’s gay, despite dating every cocktail waitress in sight. So why doesn’t he address the talk directly? “[A headline read] ‘George Clooney’s Gay-Gay-Gay.’ And I said, ‘I’m gay-gay. The third one’s pushing it. Well now, [according to the Internet] I’m gay. You’re not going [to deny it] because that’s flat out insulting to the gay community. I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ‘These are lies!’ That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit.”
True Blood is casting around for a boyfriend for Lafayette for the final season. The casting call for Drake specifies “a cross between Jim Morrison and James Dean, this brooding and insanely good-looking vamp is a compassionate protector with a poet’s edge. The series-regular role calls for a twentysomething actor who is comfortable performing in simulated (and near-naked) sex scenes.” Finally!