Morning Meme: James Anderson Bares All, Tour “Blue Mountain State”‘s Goat House, and Mr. Colbert Goes To Washington

Harvey Fierstein is going to be the librettist for a Newsies musical. Alan Menkin
is composing and Jack Feldman is
providing the lyrics.
Because newspapers are just as relevant today.

U.S. Senator Saxby
Chambliss
has confirmed that the “All faggots must die” comment left on
Joe.My.God Tuesday was left by someone in his office, but he’s been unable to
determine the specific person. He’s turned the investigation over to the Senate Sergeant
At Arms.

Lady Gaga’s meat
dress from the MTV Video Music Awards is being turned into jerky so it can be preserved. In case she
gets hungry later.

John Goodman has
joined Kevin Smith’s horror-esque movie Red
State
. It’s inspired by Fred
Phelps
of Westboro Baptist Church.

It’s not just about the guys at Marvel. After The Avengers, the plan is to spin off Black
Widow
into her own standalone project starring Scarlett Johansson.

Jonathan Ames,
creator of Bored To Death, says he’s got a full-frontal scene coming up. But he says
thanks to his size, “I’m not proud of what was onscreen. I’m humiliated by what
was onscreen. There was nothing onscreen. It was like full-frontal
non-nudity."

Stephen Colbert
is going to Washington, D.C. to testify before the House Judiciary Committee
about immigration. He’s going with the United Farm Workers Union president, and
is expected to testify in character.

Florida’s appeals court has upheld the 2008 ruling that the state’s ban on gay adoption 
is unconstitutional
. Florida Governor
Charlie Crist
says he doesn’t think the Florida Supreme Court will make a
different ruling, and will decide whether to appeal after speaking to the
plaintiff in the case.

Miranda Cosgrove
is dirtying up her iCarly image. The teen star will guest on The
Good Wife
as a troubled pop star who is drinking and driving and facing
jail time.

Showtime has announced their William H. Macy headlined Shameless
remake will premiere January 9th.

Irish President Mary
McAleese
has declined an invitation to be the Grand Marshall in the New
York City St. Patrick’s Day parade due to the exclusion of gay Irish groups
marching under their own banner.

This piece in Scientific
American
titled Is Your Child a “Prehomosexual”? is causing me some
concern. Based on some phrasing, it’s written by an apparently gay man, but the
data attempts to draw conclusions from correlation, and that’s always
dangerous.

The United States Senate is always conservative and behind
the times, and not just on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. In 1930, after rotary dial telephones were installed in the Senate,
they passed a resolution banning the devices for being confusing compared to
operators. While the ban only applied to the Senate, Senator Carter Glass from Virginia said “he hoped the phone company
would take the hint."

Lord Puttnam
continues his offensive in the press in an attempt to keep Rupert Murdoch from buying BSkyB and creating a Fox News UK.

I watched the premiere of The CW’s Hellcats, and found it to be pretty unbearable. But Debbie Allen is going to direct an episode, and I might have to turn in to
see what she can do with a cheer squad, multiple cameras, and an editing suite.

Vulture’s new theater critic Scott Brown lists his Ten Most Anticipated Productions and a lot of gay plays – and gay actors – are represented: Angels
In America
, Denis O’Hare, David Hyde Pierce, T.R. Knight,  the list goes
on and on.

Ask a bunch of physicists what would happen if you stuck your hand into the Large Hadron Collider while it’s
running, and you’ll get a lot of strange looks. They’ve probably never
considered it. But it’s sort of fun to listen to them stumble through guesses. 

The New York Times
has come out in favor of ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell by just not appealing the ruling that it’s unconstitutional.
But it hates letting the cowards in Congress off the hook with not acting.

Graham Norton is
among the BBC stars that may have his salary published if the National Audit Office
has their way with the audit of Auntie’s books. The question is, does Norton
make as much as J-Lo is getting for American Idol

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