We’re back people. Scary, wasn’t it? I didn’t know what to do with myself Tuesday night. I have to admit, I had too much content, and basically just stopped writing when Meme got too big. That’s what happens when I skip a day.
Ryan Reynolds assures us that the Deadpool movie is not connected to X-Men Origins: Wolverine in any way, and that the script is actually fairly far along. In fact, he seems to think Deadpool is much more likely than Green Lantern 2. Now it’s just a matter of reassuring the money people that a hard-R comic book movie can make a profit.
It turns out that Diane Sawyer is America’s most loved news personality. Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are the most hated, but are given a run for their money by Katie Couric.
Speaking of Rush Limbaugh, when he talked about Georgetown law student Susan Fluke, the only female to testify in the House on women’s contraception, he said “What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.”
Just six weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that religious organizations could fire people who violated their beliefs, Catholic schools have fired their second music teacher for planning a legal wedding. Seriously, if SCOTUS doesn’t reverse this, soon there will be no one to lead the choirs in churches.
Ed Helms is reportedly in the running to play the lead in the reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation, which will no doubt ruin yet another beloved piece of my childhood.
I’m really torn about MMA fighter Dakota Chochran and his past as a Sean Cody performer. On the one hand, I’m kind of charmed that he’s been upfront about it as he auditioned for Ultimate Fighter, and never tried to hide it or get it taken offline. On the other hand, I’m hoping “how” he talks about it is just the inexperience of youth. I can live with “It’s definitely a decision I regret. If I would have known what would happen I definitely wouldn’t have done it. But I had money issues and I needed help. I went there to do pictures, and they started throwing pretty high numbers in front of me. I didn’t really think. It was a big mistake.” People don’t realize porn will follow them. I get that. I could have done without “Every time I was down there, I hated it.” Yeah, you hated it sixteen times and $80,000 worth.
NBC sent cease-and-desist letters to kill the Inspector Spacetime parody webseries. But rather than folding up the show, the creators just decided to change the name to Untitled Webseries About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time and alter the appearance of the inspector a bit.
Cloris Leachman will be starring in Adult World, as the owner of the adult bookstore in which Emma Roberts’ poetry character is forced to get a job. I’m mostly fascinated by the fact that the movie will also star Evan Peters.
Thanks to tweaks to Google’s algorithm, Dan Savage’s definition of Santorum is no longer even on the first page of results. While the search giant won’t comment on what specific changes were to cause it, they did say they had recently made changes to help the search better distinguish between official and parody sites.
The New Yorker was bored with the nudity in Wanderlust, and thinks modern audiences are too jaded to be shocked by sexual audacity, stating “At this point, nothing short of a huge dick bursting through the screen would shock an audience with comical sexual audacity.” Get on that, James Cameron.
Last week we talked about the death of the 3,500 year old tree, The Senator. Now we know that its fiery death was caused by a woman and her friend smoking meth inside the tree. She’s now in custody, having stated “I can’t believe I burned down a tree older then [sic] Jesus.”
In yet another twist in the Brandon White beating case outside an Atlanta supermarket, an attorney for one of the men arrested says it’s not a hate crime, because the gay slurs were being yelled by the cameraman, not the men beating White. I’m not sure a jury is going to buy the distinction.
One Million Moms is threatening Toys R Us for selling the gay wedding issue of Life With Archie in some of their stores. Because it worked so well with JC Penny. I suggest you drop by your local Toys R Us and buy a copy just to make a statement. As for John Goldwater, co-CEO of Archie Comics, he says: “We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.“
Pac-Man is headed back to television on Disney XD. The little puck will be getting a 3D animated program called Pac-Man – The Adventure Begins. I remember playing Pac-Man in the skating rink (O.K., Ms. Pac-Man, what did you expect?), but I’m not sure how marketable it is to today’s tween boys unless you give him a flamethrower.
Lady Gaga teamed with her mom, Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra to launch her Born This Way foundation in Boston yesterday. The purpose is to “challenge meanness and cruelty by inspiring young people to create a support system in their respective communities.”
The new roller coaster, The Swarm, at Thorpe Park in the UK is undergoing testing, and the crash test dummies returned from their ride with their limbs ripped off. So they put fighter pilots on the coaster, who came back saying “I am a self-confessed adrenaline junkie but even as a pilot used to G-force there were some gut-wrenching moments, and I have to admit the near miss element is eye-watering – you really do feel as if you are going to crash into the structures.” A bigger version of the coaster is set to open in Hershey Park this year and is much closer to me.
Virginia has repealed their law limiting people to only purchasing one handgun per month. Soon, you should be able to get a different kind of Colt .45 in a six pack.
Glee is adding another gay to McKinley, but I’m not sure if it’s a student or a teacher. “Chandler, a masculine hottie who’s full of joie de vivre.”
The Florida hotel that birthed NASCAR is now a gay bar. Why is NASCAR suddenly coming up in discussion so frequently?
The Weinstein Company is fighting the good fight to get Bully either a PG-13 rating or possibly withdraw completely from the MPAA system over the R the organization gave the film they want to screen for students. But now the National Association of Theater Owners is joining the MPAA as bullies, threatening to instruct their members to treat all Weinstein films without ratings as NC-17, effectively killing the company. Read the comments though. And sign the petition at Change.org.
Dan Savage’s new advice show, Savage U, which has him hitting different campuses and answering sex questions, will premiere on MTV April 3, at 11 PM. I’m hoping the late time slot allows MTV to leave it fairly uncensored.