Morning Meme: Ewan McGregor Joins “Jack The Giant Killer,” Anne Hathaway Sings, and NOM Lies

The big entertainment news of the day yesterday was Charlie Sheen. He went on multiple
radio shows and trashed Chuck Lorre,
who created his show, and used some language some are calling anti-Semitic. CBS
and Warner responded by cancelling the rest of the season of Two
and Charlie Sheena Half Men
, and deciding they aren’t paying him the $1.8 million/episode
for the eight episodes left to film.

The animals in Rango smoke, as did most characters
in westerns. This has people upset. I can only assume they’re worried
about their pets picking up the habit.

Corbin Fisher is suing a bunch of file sharers for
torrenting its … films. While we’re against piracy here, there is legitimate concern
that some teenagers may get outed unsafely by the mass lawsuits. To which Corbin Fisher responds  “Liberty Media produces straight content too.
So any thieving little shit who gets caught can very easily lie to his parents
that he was looking at straight porn.” Maybe it’s time for the gay community to
cancel their accounts with Liberty Media?

Sir Ian McKellenSir Ian McKellen
was vacationing off the grid when Sir
Peter Jackson
had emergency surgery, so
he showed up in New Zealand five weeks early
with nothing to do.

The Maryland Senate has approved marriage equality. The bill now moves to the
heavily Democratic House, which is expected to pass the measure easily.

Rosie O’Donnell
and Ashley Fink have made up with
each other over Rosie’s comments about the Glee actress. They made a karaoke
date over Twitter. I wish I was kidding.

GayBC will keep the Oscar broadcast until 2020.

Manu Bennett, who
plays Crixus on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, says that just because we know
the events of season one, we can’t predict what will happen in the finale. And he
also calls Liam McIntyre, the new
Spartacus, “a very honest and truthful Manu Bennettperson.” But how does he look naked?

In a really revealing interview, Boy George talks Culture
Club
, his friends, his enemies, and Adam
Lambert
. About Lambert being open about being gay and whether Boy George
wishes he could have been that open, “I think you do things in your own time.
My family knew I was gay when I was 15, long before I got famous. But it’s a
very different thing coming out to your family and coming out to the universe.
That’s a big step. Maybe without me, there wouldn’t be Adam Lambert. Without Bowie, there wouldn’t be me. Without Quentin Crisp, there wouldn’t have been
Bowie. So everything is part of a big daisy chain. A lot of people come up to
me all the time and say thank you for helping me be who I am. So my thing
wasn’t just about sexuality. It was about anyone who felt different; anyone who
felt out of place. Being gay was one part of it.”

Alan Turing, the
gay genius that changed the course of World War II will be celebrated with a year of events for what would
have been his 100th birthday.

A Florida teenager says that not only did his peers taunt
and bully him for being openly gay, so did his teacher. And I couldn’t be happier that he
decided to sue the school district for not taking action instead of taking his
own life.

Bradley ManningThe Emmy Awards have decided to merge the miniseries and TV movie category. Everyone except
HBO is thrilled.

PayPal has decided to cut off the account that people used to donate money to the
defense of Bradley Manning. There’s
no legal reason to do it, they just decided to cut off funding. Just like I
decided to cut off my PayPal account.

Pat Robertson has a statement on DOMA, “Some of these radical gay groups
are willing to do anything in the world to have their way of doing sex
legitimized by this country.”Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor has joined the cast of Bryan
Singer’s
Jack the Giant Killer. This movie is being completely cast out
of gay-adjacent actors like McGregor, Nicholas
Hoult
, and Stanley Tucci

Chelsea Handler is going to play the older sister to Laura Prepon’s version of Chelsea Handler on the sitcom based on Are
You There God, It’s Me Chelsea
.

Big Gay Sketch Show alum Stephen
Guarino
has entered into a talent deal with CBS. Guardino will next
be seen in two episodes of ABC’s Happy Endings.

Did David Furnish
just almost confirm plans to have Lady
Gaga
be the godmother to his son with Sir Elton John?

This weekend is Oscar weekend, so we’ll be providing live coverage Sunday of the red carpet and the ceremony. I’ll be on Twitter with the #GayOscars hashtag, dragging the entire gay rights movement down. And snicks will be on Facebook, most likely viewing the whole ceremony through 1980s colored glasses. Won’t you join us?

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