best known to American audiences from The Tudors, has been cast as Superman in the Zach Snyder reboot of the series. He’s certainly hot, and his body
these days is just ridiculous, but he just doesn’t strike me as Superman. Plus
he’s British. Can you image the uproar if an American was cast as James Bond?
Speaking of James
Bond, will Javier Bardem be playing the villain in Bond 23?
In perhaps an interesting preview of just how many
regulations have to be tweaked in order to put Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell away permanently,
we now are seeing a class action lawsuit concerning
separation pay for soldiers discharged under DADT.. It seems
the Pentagon cut the payout to soldiers discharged for being openly gay.
It wasn’t much of a weekend at the box office. Frankly, here we saw the sun for
the first time in weeks, and it got up to the mid-40s. No way was I going to go
sit in a dark theater. The
Rite managed to scare up about $15 million for first place.
Without getting too deep into the right or wrong of
something, this just goes to show how one group’s anthem is another group’s hate speech. The gay community generally
celebrated the lyrics to Lady Gaga’s
“Born This Way,” as did most minorities, seeing it as celebrating differences.
But Chicanos Unidos Arizona and MEChA are taking issue with her use of “chola”
and “orient” in the song, calling them racist.
I completely missed Neil
Patrick Harris tweeting that his babies had started laughing already. “The tots both started laughing. On the same
day. I’m now obsessed with getting them to do it. Babies laughing is like opium.”
The New York Times
has latched on to the Chick-fil-A corporate support of anti-gay
groups, and is not letting go. The chain is already releasing additional statements saying they don’t have any
political agenda, but that’s not supported by the facts. The day job has me
in a spot where the only two places to eat are a Chick-fil-A and a Steak
Escape. I still haven’t given Chick-fil-A one thin dime after three months.
The folks at Gold Derby have released their Grammy predictions for Best Female Pop
Vocal. Everyone seems to think that Lady
Gaga is a lock for “Bad Romance” but list Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” as the possible spoiler. I submit that
Perry’s version of “Teenager Dream” isn’t even the definitive version, much
less the Best Vocal.
I have never been so disappointed in a pair of screenwriters
before. J.J. Abrams go-to writers, Star Trek/Fringe/Wolverine’s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are shopping the treatment for anti-gay nutjob Orson Scott
Card’s Ender’s Game. I admit
that back before I was aware of Card’s personal views, I loved that book with a
passion. That these guys would help give him any more money to advocate that homosexuality be criminalized means I’ll never see anything
they write, produce or direct again.