Morning Meme: A New “Struck by Lightning” Clip, Josh Hutcherson’s New Surfer Drug Lord Movie, and Are You Ready for “The Smurfs 2?”

Jay Leno’s contract is up in 2014, and reports say that NBC is considering moving Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon to the earlier slot, and has put out feelers for a new “Fallon.” While I wish Jimmy all the success in the world, I love his goofy show and would hate to see the changes required for the earlier audience.

Are you ready for Modern Family themed nail polish with colors like ”What’s the Mitch-uation?” Because it’s happening, and we can’t do anything to stop it.

Forbes has released their annual 30 Under 30 list of the most powerful celebrities under 30. Several gay-interest folks made the list, like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and Chris Colfer clocked in at #18.

The $60 billion Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill is being packed with so much pork it could solve the upcoming bacon crisis.

Senator David InouyeA who’s-who of media companies have sent a letter to the Romney campaign questioning what they feel are outrageous expenses the campaign charged to journalists who traveled with the candidate. Always trying to squeeze another buck, isn’t he?

Hawaii Senator David Inouye has passed away at the age of 88. Inouye was a champion of gay rights, the second-longest serving Senator, and the highest ranking Asian-American in history as the president pro-tempore of the Senate. Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues, and friends.

Josh Hutcherson has joined Paradise Lost, about a surfer who gets caught up in a Colombian drug lord’s scheme. It’s based on a true story, and begins filming in the spring.

Will the Planet of the Apes sequel be Franco-free? Even human-free?

Ricky Gervais is reportedly in talks to join the new Muppet movie in the lead human role. Ricky GervaisThe new movie is said to take place in Europe, and Ty Burrell has already been cast.

The Montana Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit demanding equal benefits for gay couples. The court did leave the door open to another lawsuit on narrower grounds.

Completely ignoring his coach’s plea that he drop the activism and focus on football, Chris Kluwe has been named to the Athlete Ally Ambassador program.

I know it’s goofy kids programming, but I’m insanely happy that SyFy will be running a Christmas day marathon of K-9, the Doctor Who spinoff.

In case you ever wondered, previously gay-for-pay porn star Cody Cummings has announced that he’s actually gay. He says he realized he was gay during a sex scene. He will now be straight-for-pay on his other porn sites. Is this what equality looks like?

Alex ReidAccording to British cage fighter Alex Reid, ”I… no… I don’t smoke but I have tried a cigarette.

 Experimentation is not orientation… I like women.That was a long long time ago when I was experimenting to find out what I was all about. Clearly I like women, I want to be with a woman.

”I’m obsessed with women. I’m brave enough to say that.”

Frank Ocean has big dreams. “I don’t intend to stop making music. But I do think it would be f*cking legendary if I just made channel ORANGE last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year, then, you know, designed an arena in Stockholm in 2014!”

Madonna had the biggest tour of 2012, raking in $228 million, easily topping Bruce Springsteen at $199 million.

 

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