Morning Meme: Chord Overstreet Passes on “Playgirl,” Anne Rice Slams “Twilight,” and Fox Bans Homer’s Butt

Playgirl says that
Chord Overstreet has officially turned the magazine down on a pictorial. Moving
along, what about Darren Criss?

According to Production
, the new Muppet movie
will have Jane Lynch, Jack Black, Donald Glover, and Danny
. Paul Rudd will voice the
new Muppet, Walter. And there’s a rumor of Lady
, but it notes that Gaga was rumored to be the model for Miss Piggy this go around, so maybe
that’s all it is.

Conceptually, I get what developmental psychologist Ritch Savin-Williams was trying to say,
that the focus on bullying can bring about feelings of helplessness in teens who see
each suicide as another lash of the whip. It’s a stunning exercise in ivory
tower intellectualism. And he should be completely ashamed he is so out of
touch with the world.

Kylie is not only
headlining the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but she’s also
doing the tree lighting ceremony
at Rockefeller Center November 30th
on NBC.

Logo is sponsoring a contest to create an anti-bullying PSA. The top five will be posted on
via,, and beginning December
2, and you can vote for your favorite until December 11. The winning video will air on Logo.

ABC is developing a daytime talk show that will pair Tori Spelling with Flipping Out‘s Jeff Lewis. I guess they really do want the gay market.

No one was paying attention to Ann Coulter, so she decided to advocate repeal of the 26th
, destroying liberalism by raising the minimum voting age, since
young people generally vote progressive. Considering how sacred conservatives
think the Constitution is, they certainly want to change it.

Sapphire, the
author of Push (which became Precious), is writing a sequel called The Kid. 
It will focus on Precious’ son as he grows up “alone, brutalized and
with the soul of an artist."

Bravo’s Work of Art
has been renewed. I know one editor that will be pleased!

Glee may do a straight (well, as straight as Glee can do) episode rather than another themed show after the Super Bowl.

Newsweek and The Daily Beast are to merge, with Tina
at the top of the heap.

Rumor has it that Speaker
is going to force a vote on ENDA in the House during the
lame duck session. It’s purely symbolic, since it can’t possibly even come up
for debate in the Senate, which is hopelessly broken. But at least our enemies
will have to declare themselves.

The physics of how a cat drinks has finally been decoded, and
it’s pretty high end physics, geometry, and a deep understanding of gravity. I’m
telling you, they are pure evil, and much smarter than you think they are.

The Florida Family
is claiming to have pressured Kodak and the California
Milk Board
into dropping advertising on DeGrassi: The Boiling Point and
Blue Mountain State because of their anti-Christian content and support of the
homosexual lifestyle. Oddly, there is no press release from Kodak or California
Milk Board to support this claim, just the fact that they didn’t advertise one
week to the next. Maybe they just didn’t buy time?

The Three Stooges movie is dead, according to Jim Carrey.

Focus on the Family
will pick up sponsorship of Day of Truth, which counters
the anti-homophobia Day of Silence. They’ve renamed it Day of Dialogue like
some sort of college bowl game sponsorship after Exodus International found it tacky to continue promoting
homophobia in schools after so many gay teen suicides.

A Hobbit named Rob Kazinsky has been cast in Brothers & Sisters to come between Justin and his new squeeze. This could be
fun backstage, since Dave Annable is
actually married to his new squeeze in real life.

Anne Rice explains the problem with Twilight
(and conceivably The Vampire Diaries):
“It’s based on a really silly premise: that immortals would go to high school.
It’s a failure of imagination, but at the same time, that silly premise has
provided Stephenie Meyer with huge
success. It’s almost like a stroke of genius to put vampires in high school.
They just graduate over and over again.”

The Simpsons just
got renewed for a 23rd season. They’ll become the third scripted show
in history to top 500 episodes. There are so many amazing quotes from Al Jean about the show, “’There was a period where we could show Homer‘s ass.’ But then, presumably
post–Janet Jackson, ‘They said we couldn’t. I then went back to them and noted
that the repeats where we had showed it are airing in syndication at 6 p.m. [on
Fox-owned TV stations].’ Was Fox convinced by Jean’s logic? ‘Nope. Banned.


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