Morning Meme: Mark Bingham’s Mom Fires Back At Carson Daly, James Van Der Beek Loves BJs, and Matt Bomer Talks Gotye and “Glee”

Big news! Gavin Creel will be headlining the national tour of The Book of Mormon as Elder Price. The tour kicks off August 14th in Denver and will hit 15 cities during the run. Gavin CreelA second tour is planned beginning December 12th.

The latest polls in North Carolina show Amendment 1 passing easily, banning both marriage equality and civil unions. The troubling thing is that a significant portion of the population doesn’t even know what the amendment does. Some think it actually legalizes marriage equality, and some think it brings about civil unions.

Not helping of course is the National Organization for Marriage, who actually budgeted ” $120,000 for a project to locate children of gay households willing to denounce their parents on camera.” I’ll be sharing oxygen with Maggie Gallagher next week for the second time in two years, and I’m not looking forward to it.

I don’t even know what to say about AOL’s new Mandatory.com, a men’s lifestyle site. “Mandatory is a premium lifestyle destination for the man’s man. The site will distill the best of everything of interest to men into four categories: Play, Know, Women and Awesome.” I’m guessing gay men aren’t welcome.

BonesBones will be returning for an 8th season of decomposed bodies and dirty diapers.

Guess the Quote: The Hunger Games or Tea Party Patriot concerning Obamacare. I didn’t do well on the quiz, which should terrify me.

Looks like with the end of her probation yesterday, Lindsay Lohan is set to head up to Canada to begin filming Liz and Dick, which is a title that makes me giggle if I pronounce it slightly wrong in my head.

Take a moment to read this first person account of life in a serodiscordant relationship. Even if it’s not a topic you seek out, it’s a deeply personal testimony to life with HIV, and quite moving.

Weren’t sure if you feared a future with the rise of the robots or the rise of the apes more? Good news! You don’t have to choose with the advent of RoboBonobo.

I’m not precisely sure what’s so new and revolutionary about Bloodless, a vampire film about vamps who drink human blood and the humans who willingly supply it. It honestly sounds like a documentary about Fangtasia on True Blood.Fangbanger

Paul Allen, the billionaire cofounder of Microsoft became the victim of identify theft after a Pittsburg man called up Citibank and claimed to be him, asking for a debit card, which they sent willingly.

A new campaign has begun to have the GOP presidential candidates refute the National Organization for Marriage’s anti-gay pledge in light of the organization’s race baiting memos this week.

A full 35% of conservatives say they have a “great deal of trust in science.” The rest, notsomuch.

Mark BinghamMark Bingham’s mother took issue with Carson Daly’s (he’s even more sorry after meeting with GLAAD) radio slight yesterday about gays on airplanes not being heroic. “No one among his pick-up team of fellow passengers was asking ‘Are you straight? Are you gay?’ No one doubted that a guy who weighed 220 and stood 6’4” tall — who could run over a charging opponent on the field, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona earlier that summer — would be an asset to a desperate group trying to overcome a threat onboard an airliner.”

Music sales were actually up last year for the first time since 2004. The growth was entirely in digital sales, with physical discs continuing to slide – except vinyl, which is remarkably (and justifiably) healthy.

Not only is NOM’s Dump Starbucks campaign only drawing 22,000 signatures to Thank Starbucks’ 220,000, when you ask the coffee giant about the campaign, spokesman Zack Huston says “We’re not seeing any impact.” Whoops!

Bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs has passed away.

Starz says they’re open to another season of Torchwood, but it’s up to Russell T. Davies, who is insanely busy professionally and personally, as Davies longtime partner Andrew Smith was diagnosed with brain cancer.

 

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