Morning Meme: Joss Whedon Is Back For “Avengers 2,” Matt Lucas Joins “Community,” and the Chemical Brothers Take You To the Veldodrome

Kevin McHale is being considered as a cohost of The X-Factor when it returns. If the deal happens, it won’t affect his role on Glee,Kevin McHale but considering the bruising schedule Glee runs, I don’t see how.

Jared Loughner, the man who shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has pleaded guilty to the charges against him after a psychologist testified that he knew what he was doing and was fit to stand trial. He’s expected to receive multiple life sentences.

There is Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte fanfic, and it’s now been illustrated for your viewing pleasure.

Mitt Romney is now saying there’s no benefit to releasing his tax returns this late in the race, as the press won’t have time to comb through them anyway. If your tax returns are that complicated, there’s a good chance you’re hiding something.

The widely publicized hate crime of Joseph Bakin in Missoula, Montana is now determine to be a hoax after surveillance video surfaced showing doing a backflip on the street and suffering the injuries claimed. He’s pleaded guilty to making a false report and been fined $300 with a suspended 180 day jail sentence.

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon is not only going to write and direct The Avengers 2, he’s also going to develop the television series set in the Avengers universe for ABC. I wonder how big the armored truck was that dropped off the cash at his home?

Ryan Murphy dropped some cryptic spoilers for American Horror Story, but you’ll have to click through to read them.

Matt Lucas of Little Britain is going to join Community this year, upping the gay factor by several million times.

The U.S. embassies in Moscow and St. Petersburg have issued warnings of potential violence at Madonna’s concerts there last night and tonight, warning Americans to be vigilant. Sir Elton John’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.

This story is a little old, but just crossed my desk thanks to finding out that Matthew Mitcham had lost his gay Olympic pin. But evidently there’s so little demand for them that shops are refusing to stock them.

Here are six Broadway stars singing in their underwear. Will Swenson and Mitchell Jarvis are great, but Wesley Taylor is the winner in my book.Wesley Taylor

An IRS complaint has been filed against NOM for possible money laundering in relation to the discredited Regeneres study.

George Michael has confirmed that he will be a part of the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

Trojan has repurposed old hot dog carts in New York City to give away 10,000 vibrators. No word if the toys are just for the ladies, or if men can score one too.

The quiet way that Fox News is having a gay revolution.

Bristol Palin is speaking again. “To the Left, ‘tolerance’ means agreeing with them on, well, everything.  To me, tolerance means learning to live and work with each other when we don’t agree – and won’t ever agree.  So if I have a gay Bristol Palindance partner, we may have some interesting discussions about morality, marriage, and whether the government made him a great dancer because it built the roads that he drove on to dance practice.”

Olympic booty appreciation, male edition.

The Church of England has sold its News Corp. holdings over what it perceives as not only a lack of ethical management, but a lack of a desire to achieve ethical management.

Philadelphia millionaire (and Boy Scouts antagonist) Mel Heifetz wants to explain why he gave $1 million to reelect President Obama. “What I know is I’m 76 years old, I probably don’t have too many big elections left in my lifetime, and I have no reason to hold back now. People I admire like Bill Maher and Morgan Freeman have given significantly so why shouldn’t I? Whatever I might want to contribute in the future, the future is now — and I refuse to sit this one out as some try to take us back with policies that will weaken the country I love and have fought for all my life.”Bob Greenblatt

NBC President Bob Greenblatt is fighting back against Sharon Osbourne’s claims that NBC discriminated against her son Jack on the show Stars Earn Stripes after he was diagnosed with MS. “We hold medical information in strict confidence and therefore cannot comment specifically about Jack, but as a company that cares deeply about the health and safety of everyone on our shows — especially one like ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ that requires dangerous water stunts, strenuous physical activity, and uses live ammunition — we required all potential participants to undergo medical vetting to ensure that they could safely participate.”


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