I’m not going to talk about the concept that was unveiled for the fourth season of Glee, because technically it’s a spoiler for the rest of this season. But TV Guide has a good analysis about why it will and won’t work.
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are teaming up again now that Laurie has been freed from his shackles on House. They’re being incredibly secretive about the whole thing, but it’s sure to be comedy gold. I just hope it makes it to this side of the pond.
Do you know what true f*ck you money is? It’s when you’re George Lucas, and your rich snooty neighbors won’t let you use a giant ranch you own to build a state of the art movie studio, so you decide to build low income housing on it since they insist that it’s a residential neighborhood.
This incredibly NSFW ad campaign from MTV in Brazil for safe sex will give you nightmares.
There’s ongoing debate on whether President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality means anything if he’s truly endorsing a state’s rights strategy. This makes an excellent argument that he’s set up the dominoes perfectly for that to work out.
Meanwhile, he’s already using marriage equality in campaign speeches, like this one in New York at a fundraiser. “We have never gone wrong when we expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody. That doesn’t weaken families; that strengthens families. (Applause.) It’s the right thing to do.”
Maybe he can turn to Channing Tatum if things go really wrong, since Tatum is set to star in White House Down, about a paramilitary takeover of the White House.
It appears that the FBI is preparing to file hate crimes charges against George Zimmerman in the death of Treyvon Martin.
Dynasty Young, the teen who was expelled for carrying a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies was allegedly attacked at the mall by a 34-year-old man.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that would prohibit teachers from encouraging “gateway sexual activity” that stops short of intercourse as part of the state’s abstinence-only sex education. Critics say that it could even be used to prevent hand holding.
Meanwhile, in Colorado, House Speaker Frank McNulty has sent the civil unions bill to a “death committee” where the votes don’t exist to pass it in the special session Gov. Hickenlooper called to pass the bill. He then blamed the governor for calling an expensive special session to deal with the bill. “From our perspective, our side is focused on job creation and economic recovery. We ought not and we should not be spending time on divisive social issues when unemployment remains far too high and far too many Coloradans are out of work. . . .It’s unfortunate that this scenario has played out where it appears that Gov. Hickenlooper is out of touch with Coloradans.” I really wish that our representatives could get over politics long enough to actually govern.
Louis CK has famously said he has the hots for Ewan McGregor, and now that Ewan is completely aware of the crush, he hasn’t run into the hunk. “‘Unless he starts killing and stuffing homeless people I’ll probably never run into him.'” Still, never say die when it comes to this romance: ‘I would totally kiss him right on the lips, though. Totally.'”
In case you were wondering, Jake Shears’ favorite drugs are ‘shrooms, in case it ever comes up.
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Joanna Johnson has come out of the closet personally as a lesbian with a partner and two children, just as her character on the show is becoming known as a lesbian. She also gets asked why so few soap actors are out when so many of them are widely known to be gay (I can think of at least a dozen off the top of my head). “Daytime is a whole different world than primetime or theater or film. There’s a greater intimacy between the viewers and the characters. They think you are your character. And that creates a lot of fear. Fear of rejection.”
Facebook’s Chris Hughes has pledged $100,000 in matching donations for the Maine same-sex marriage campaign.
A Florida high school teacher faces firing over placing a “cone of shame” on students to punish them in class. She was inspired by the cone of shame worn by Doug in Up, which she showed to her class this spring. This begs all sorts of questions, like why she was showing Pixar movies instead of teaching. Or what the hell was she thinking? Plus, I have to wonder why the student was drinking soda in class, because we didn’t carry around soft drinks when I was in high school.