Morning Meme: Allison Janney “Struck By Lightning,” Pick Your “Fright Night” Team and “Disappointing Gay Friend” Gets Married.

At least 10 civilians were killed as suicide bombers attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in
Kabul. All the attackers died in the attack, with the Tom Feltonfinal few killed by
American helicopters in a firefight on the roof.

Emma Watson
reveals that her very first crush was the bad boy, Tom Felton, and not anyone from Gryffindor. These days I’m much
more of a Neville Longbottom man.

Barbara MacEwan,
a 75-year-old Republican county clerk in New York says that she
won’t sign marriage certificates
for gay couples, because she doesn’t
believe in it. She doesn’t really have a choice because while the Marriage
Equality Act contained sweeping exemptions for religious organizations, public
employees just have to do their jobs.

Allison Janney is set to costar in Chris
Colfer’s
movie Struck By Lightning. No word on what role she’ll play, but
honestly, the woman can do anything.

Did the NYPD raid The Eagle on Friday of Pride, hours after
marriage equality passed, in an effort to run it out of the rapidly gentrifying
neighborhood
, so that millionaires won’t have to look out of their condos
at bears in leather on the rooftop deck?

So that scarf-wearing blonde who twirls is going to be on The Voice finale. That should be
important to someone around here.

Shia LaBeoufTom Petty has sent a cease-and-desist to Rep. Michelle Bachmann demanding that she not use “American
Girl” in her political rallies. From what I recall reading last election,
he doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on, but she opens herself up to mockery
every time she uses it to go against the meaning he intended. But then, she opens
herself to mockery every time she wakes up.

Never a gentleman, Shia
LeBeouf
says he nailed Megan
Fox
while making the first two Transformers. He wasn’t clear on
whether she was with Brian Austin Green
at the time.

Maggie Gallagher
and the National Organization for
Marriage
, fresh off a defeat in New York, are setting their sights on Rhode Island’s upcoming civil
partnership vote. In the beginning, NOM said they only cared about marriage,
but now they’re lashing out against any equality legislation.

The new face of MAC Comestics is … Johnny Weir?

Martin Short has been cast as Marshall’s new boss on How I
Met Your Mother
now that Dave
Foley’s
HowDave Foley To Be a Gentleman has been picked up to series.

Audi has built two chrome (perfectly mirrored that I
wouldn’t want to share a highway with) R8 Spyders to be
auctioned
off to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Times are tough for independent GLBT blogs. Bilerico
needs help
.

Speaking to W Magazine, Anna Paquin says
“Frankly no one had ever asked me about being bisexual before. There is a
lot of prejudice against us but the more people talk about it, the less of a
deal it will be. Who people choose to sleep with or spend their lives with
shouldn’t matter, not that anyone particularly cares who I’m attracted to.”

Tuesday evening, Queers4Gears.com
contacted me about getting Red
Bull
to respond to Red Bull Racing Team’s Jeremy Fuller tweeting anti-gay remarks upon seeing signs for San
Francisco Pride on Sunday. Before I could respond, Red Bull did so, and they’ve
ended Fuller’s employment, saying “Red Bull Racing Team was made aware of
comments posted to a contractoRed Bullr’s Twitter account following this weekend’s
race. After investigating the matter, Red Bull Racing Team terminated the contractor’s employment effective immediately. The race team regularly conducts
diversity training and strictly enforces our team policies against any form of
discrimination. We have zero tolerance for such violations and in no way
support any of the comments posted by this individual.” Employers, take
note.

Congratulations to America
Ferrera
on her marriage to hunky filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams.

George R.R. Martin’s
publisher mistakenly shipped out a few copies of A Dance With Dragons
early, and sent a letter to those readers begging them to not spoil
the book. But the letter (which is at the link) contained spoilers itself, for
anyone who had the book but had not finished it.

 

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