Morning Meme: James Franco Sued, Jimmy Kimmel Strongly Supports Marriage Equality, and Britney Spears Said To Be “Devastated” Sharing “The X Factor” Premiere Night With Christina Aguilera

Vulture made a visit to the set of the New Girl, which had Schmidt (Max Greenfield) walking into theMax Greenfield living room, penis cast removed, and tossing the empty cast down on the table to the horror of his roommates. These are scenes I could watch, but I can’t watch it with Zooey Deschanel. They also mention that there will be a Magic Schmidt scene.

Marvel has had to delay the release of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled Collection” due to a copyright claim. The DVD box set was due to ship in a replica of Nick Fury’s briefcase, but the manufacturer of the case in the movie, Rimowa GmbH, filed a copyright suit saying that Disney didn’t have the rights to replicate their product.

NBC broke even on the Olympics for the first time in years, thanks to high ratings and online advertising, which is good news, since they paid billions for the rights to the next two Summer Games.

Patti LabellePatti LaBelle has agreed to pay $100,000 for screaming at a young child and calling her mother a word I won’t print because the girl was playing in the lobby of a building she was staying in.

FX is developing a show from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter about an 90′s has been rock singer and her son who works as a party clown and an assassin. Because that’s a normal show that his wife, Katey Sagal would star in.

Yesterday morning, a new Republican ad was all the rage with a woman “breaking up” with President Obama. But that certainly lost some of its power when it was revealed that the star of the ad was a longtime Republican staffer that would have been unlikely to have voted Democrat in 2008 when she was working for the opposition.

In the interest of equal time with the Best Sex ads of the RNC, Buzzfeed has compiled the NSFW Best Ads of the Democratic National Convention. I wonder how you get a job writing posts like that?

Leaving aside Rep. Barney Frank’s comments about the Log Cabin Republicans being Uncle Toms, I was struck by his convictions concerning a wedding gift he received from a colleague on the Hill. “On the Republican side, at first they were ignoring it. A few have congratulated me. One case I found a little bit odd: One Republican member sent us a wedding present — a member who is sort of not a moderate but not an extreme right winger. But then [the member] voted for the Defense of Marriage Act. So Jim and I returned the present.”

Ben & Jerry’s has filed a trademark claim against a porn company that makes titles based around James FrancoBen & Jerry’s flavors such as Boston Cream Thigh and Peanut Butter D-Cup.

Here’s a helpful quiz to help you determine if your religious liberty is being threatened.

James Franco is being sued by a college professor who says he was fired for giving the star a “D.” Franco missed 12 out of 14 classes. The reasoning on being absent so much? Franco says “I didn’t feel like I needed to waste my time with a bad teacher.”

How closely did former President Bill Clinton stick to the script with his epic speech at the Democratic National Convention? Not very closely at all according to this markup.

The final, totally NSFW PETA ad with The A List New York’s Austin Armacost is available.

Jimmy Kimmel says that in general, it’s important for him to stay politically neutral, mocking both sides equally, but there are a few issues he feels strongly about that he can’t straddle the fence. “There are certain issues that I think are important enough to pick a side, like same-sex marriage for instance. I think it’s ridiculous that people aren’t legally allowed to get married and I don’t think it has anything to do with religion.”

On September 24th, the Supreme Court will “conference” for the first time this session, and on the docket is to look at whether or not they’ll accept Prop 8 for an appeal. A decision would ordinarily be announced the following week, but could even be the next day. If they decline to take up the case, Prop 8 would remain overturned, and marriage equality would return to California without any national implications.

Britney SpearsGrindr has officially announced Grindr for Equality, which will use the massive audience the hookup app has to direct men to polling places, encourage them to attend rallies, and register to vote. I think it’s admirable, but what if you just want to get laid?

In case you were wondering, the fact checkers didn’t like President Clinton’s speech at all, because basically, all of Bubba’s facts checked out as true.

Simon Cowell is not happy that The Voice is adding a third night to go up against The X Factor directly, and he thinks it’s a snub against Britney Spears, who “is not going to appreciate the fact that Christina, who has been a bit of a rival, isn’t allowing Britney to have a night of her own…. [Britney]‘s going to be devastated, because she’s put her heart and soul into this.”


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