Thor 2 has announced the villain, and my lack of comics knowledge means I have no comment on Malekith the Accursed, who leads the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. But I do have a comment on the actor, Christopher Eccleston, who I love.
Testing fencing sensors at the Olympics is surprisingly gay.
Speaking of the Olympics, I’m not one to normally watch boxing, but Italian Clemente Russo has my full attention.
Civil partnerships in the UK have topped 107,000, far above the original estimates of 12,000 the government expected by this time. But is separate but equal really working out?
snicks mentioned in Briefs that Macaulay Culkin was rumored to be hooked on heroin and a host of other drugs, according to the National Enquirer. But his reps have come out swinging. “The report in the National Enquirer that Macaulay Culkin is addicted to heroin and assorted hallucinogens is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fictitious. We beseech the responsible media to consider the source and its reputation and to please not perpetuate this destructive and insulting story by pursuing it any further.”
The Advocate has an interview with Jamaican musician Beenie Man, reviled by the gay community for his murder music songs. He claims growth and apologies, but then makes horrid claims about what he sees as the gay community in Jamaica. “But Jamaica is a place where it’s just bent one way because gay in Jamaica is not like it is in America. It’s mostly big men with money going down in the ghetto and turning the local youths so you call that statutory (rape) or child molestation. They convince the youth that they are this way…and me know enough youth this way. That’s why when it comes to gay murder in Jamaica, it’s so vicious. With local youth, they can’t go back to their life that they used to know. And then (the rich men) use them and go find the next youth to use.”
There’s a new Chrome extension that will automatically replace the pictures your friends post of their babies with pictures from a theme of your choosing, which would go a long way towards making Facebook more tolerable.
Tippi Hedren is part of a new Hitchcock documentary at HBO, and she pulled no punches about dealing with the director’s advances. “He ruined my career but he didn’t ruin my life.”
In one of those Aww! moments, a mom saved everything she pulled out of her son’s pockets as she did laundry when he was growing up, then placed them in a glass lamp, which she gave to him as a gift for his wedding. It’s a time capsule of a little boy’s youth.
Prometheus 2 is actually happening. If this was a not-prequel, I wonder what happens when the two timelines eventually converge around the inevitable Prometheus 4.
A Wendy’s owner (he has 86 locations) put “We Stand With Chick-Fil-A” on signs outside some of his restaurants, which led to Wendy’s corporate office apologizing continuously on Twitter for the action, which they say he removed. Now both liberals and conservatives are angry at Wendy’s, and I have somewhere to go buy a salad today.
In the wake of the fraudulent Regeneres study being published comes the news that respected journals publish about 1% of their content that isn’t scientifically sound, which adds up to 20,000 pieces each year of bad science.
In case anyone wanted a Three Musketeers television show, you’re in luck!
Anderson Cooper’s daytime talker is now called Anderson Live, with the show airing in real time, allowing Coop to do what he does best, stay topical. It’s also going to have rotating cohosts, similar to what they did during May sweeps, no doubt allowing Cooper to still travel for his night job.
Adam Pally says that on Happy Endings Max will definitely have “a few love interests this season.” But he also says that Penny dating will bring up some old feelings for Max, which is a twist I think I could do without.
A while back I reported that Gigolos producer Richard Greico planned on having someone in the cast go gay-for-pay this season, but the press release for the new season, which premieres August 30 says the show “boldly presents the unique reality of professional high-end male escorts as they juggle the demands of their insatiable female clientele” so I guess someone on staff dodged a bullet on having to watch this trash.
A Chick-Fil-A franchise in New Hampshire (the only one) has signed on to sponsor the local Pride celebration. According to owner Anthony Picolia, “In both my personal and professional life, I have had and continue to have positive relationships with family, friends, customers and employees in the LGBT community. It would make me sad if someone felt that they were not openly welcomed into my life or restaurant based on their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.” How long until the home office calls?
In case you’re wondering how Olympic swimmers like Ricky Berens get their bodies so smooth, the secret is women’s shaving cream.