Morning Meme: Channing Tatum Invites Matt Bomer To “Saints and Sinners” Opening, Jimmy Fallon Plugs iCarly, and James Franco’s “40 Minutes” Tease Is a Snooze

Channing Tatum is set to open his Magic Mike-themed bar, Saints and Sinners in New Orleans this weekend, and among the invited guestsMagic Mike are his costars Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. The NY Post says that they hear a wild performance is being planned for the event.

Is Tony Perkins threatening to sue Dan Savage over his comments that the Family Research Council stands on the dead bodies of gay kids? “As my teenagers would say, he has some issues. He is a man with some real deep-seated issues … and Dan Savage is nowhere near, he’s a hundred and eighty degrees from the positions that we have taken. It’s wrong and I will tell you this, we are pursuing everything possible to deal with him because he is out of control.”

For his part, Dan seems to think that would be a wonderful idea. “I realize that this isn’t how you think the world is supposed to work, Tony. You believe—and you’re old enough to remember a time when—people like you were free to say vile and disgusting things about people like me without anyone objecting. Certainly people like me weren’t allowed to call people like you out. You still believe you should be free to lie about me and other LGBT people with absolutely impunity—we’re all pedophiles and terrorists and Satanists—and that we should have to shut up and take it because… well, I’m not sure why you think we’re not allowed to respond when you lie about us. Maybe that’s something we could get to the bottom of during the depositions.”

James FrancoThe teaser trailer for James Franco’s 40 Minutes, his gay porn art film, is about as boring as they could possibly make it. But they do have some cute bearded boys in it.

JetBlue is allowing customers to enter a contest to win up to 2012 free flights for those feeling they need to leave the country as a result of the presidential election. They’re willing to turn that into 1006 round trip flights if you just need a cooling off period.

Todd Akin is doubling down on a claim that abortion doctors are telling women they’re pregnant, then collecting money for abortions they don’t need to perform since the women aren’t really pregnant. How is this man still in the race?

The Insider may be renamed omg NOW, which is honestly something that I would block if it ever showed up in my TiVo guide.

When Ellen DeGeneres receives the Mark Twain Prize for Humor this year, she’ll be feted by a diverse range Ellen DeGeneresof stars including Jimmy Kimmel, Kristen Chenoweth, Lily Tomlin, Steve Harvey, and Sean Hayes.

Chick-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy says in a new interview that his company will continue to support “Biblical families.” I hope people buy a lot of chicken, because some of those Old Testament families were freaking huge.

While many movies and sitcoms have had a lot of fun mocking premature ejaculation, science says that men who do the deed quickly are better evolved to spread their genes. Thankfully gay sex isn’t about that and we can work on taking as much time as we want.

HIV treatment is now free to all in England who need it, regardless of immigration status. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland still have some restrictions.

Paul TagliabueThe attorney for the University of Tennessee student who was admitted to the hospital with a blood alcohol content of .40 and was widely reported to have achieved it “butt chugging” wine ,says that it’s not true, and he will be pursuing action against all media outlets that reported it, which is basically all the media outlets on the planet. “Mr. Broughton denies each and every allegation whatsoever that has been inferred that he may have been a gay man. He is a straight man. And he thinks the idea and concept of butt chugging is repulsive.” And yes, there’s video of an attorney in a bow tie discussing butt chugging.

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue donated $100,000 to the fight to affirm marriage equality in Maryland. “We had the privilege of raising our family in Maryland. We have the privilege of now living in the District of Columbia. We’ve lived in New York where they passed marriage equality. We spend time in the summer in Maine, where they are fighting it again. I think this is the time to view this not as an expense, but as a capital investment in our nation’s infrastructure.” Tagliabue’s son is gay.


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