Morning Meme: Chelsea Handler Attacks Angelina Jolie, Bristol Palin Gay Baits, and What Is Matthew Mitcham Wearing?

It’s just gay rights everywhere these days. Last week it was
Senator John McCain chipping away at
his legacy and reputation with his undignified treatment of the Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs, and this week is the Prop 8 appeal. Chris Geidner has a great post explaining the issues and foundations for
the arguments. And Pam Spaulding has a good summary of how you can follow live.

If you needed any proof that Andrew Garfield was British (the American accent in The Social Network was good), you only have to listen to him talk about Jesse Eisenberg. Most straight American
men don’t profess affection for other men this easily. It only makes me like
Garfield more.

 Chelsea Handler went off in a rather spectacular fashion on Angelina Jolie during a stand up act. I
seriously doubt that Jolie cares what Handler thinks, but for a talk show host
that relies on guest bookings, this made international news, and the
Jolie-Pitts are friendly with most of Hollywood.

There are likely some really ticked off authors with new
books who hoped to be Oprah’s Book Club
selection for the holidays. That pick guarantees weeks on the top of the best seller
list. But instead Oprah is going to name A Tale of Two Cities and Great
from Charles Dickens,
which will be released as a double volume. Conveniently, the book company has
no author to pay.

Illinois Governor Pat
is expected to sign the civil unions legislation early next
year in a public ceremony. The law will go into effect July 1, 2011.

Postsecret has some holiday cards devoted to each Glee cast member. If the Kurt card doesn’t make you go “awww!” then
you’re reading the wrong website. h/t Vivienne

Tangled dethroned Harry Potter at the box office this week, raking in a rather lackluster
$21.5 million. I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled with Tangled. For that reaction, editor Michael Jensen is not thrilled with me.
Oh, and Burlesque continues to tank
with $6.1 million over the weekend. I think at this point, it will become a
cult favorite movie a decade from now.

Those Palins,
such class acts. Bristol released a note on Facebook that was written to sound like
a second year English major (you know, before they learn that content matters
more than structure). It was meant to be a response to Margaret Cho’s (admittedly tacky) assertion that Sarah Palin forced Bristol into Dancing With the Stars. But she had to
finish with some gay baiting. “You say you ‘don’t agree with the family’s
politics at all’ but I say, if you understood that commonsense conservative
values supports the right of individuals like you, like all of us, to live our
lives with less government interference and more independence, you would
embrace us faster than KD Lang at an Indigo Girls concert.” 

Disney reportedly is so pleased with what they’ve seen of
the new Pirates of the Caribbean
movie that they’re planning a fifth and sixth movie, to be shot back-to-back. No word on whether Johnny Depp is on board.

 My Zombie, Myself: Why
Modern Life Feels Rather Undead

Google has reportedly bought a massive building in Manhattan.  The 2.9 million square foot building covers
an entire city block and Google is currently a tenant in about a quarter of the
space. The selling price is reportedly $1.9 billion, which Google is more than
capable of writing a check for, mortgage free.

While we obsess over Chris
, the other Glee cast mates
are building empires of projects. Lea
has her Dorothy of Oz, Matthew Morrison and Matt Salling have solo albums, Harry Shum, Jr. has his The LXD. And
now Cory Monteith has multiple
movies. Having just wrapped Monte Carlo
over the summer, he’s going to headline an upcoming workplace comedy.


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