Morning Meme: Mark Wahlberg Concedes To Taylor Lautner, “Eureka” May Live On, And “Final Destination” Visits Bayside High

In what is bound to be the best looking portrayal of Paradise
Lost
, Benjamin Walker is set to play Archangel Michael opposite Bradley Benjamin WalkerCooper’s devil.

I’m not out to bash an 18-year-old, but wealthy socialite Kevin Michael Barba made waves when Gawker said he was looking for a publicist to bring the out
teen on to the scene. Matt Rettenmund
sat down to talk with him about what his goals are, but all
I got was that he wants to be a young gay role model, to show that you can be
out and be successful. But the part I don’t get is what he’s successful at –
being born well? Getting invited to charity events? He sounds sincere, yet I
just don’t get it.

In a bit of brilliant branding, Science Channel is tapping
Fringe‘s John Noble to host a show about freakish science experiments that
didn’t happen on a sound stage.

I’m yet to try Turntable.fm. I understand it’s neat, but I
don’t really have the time to devote to another online social experience. But I
may have to make time to try out the fad, since it seems solid enough for Kanye West and Lady Gaga to invest in the hot startup.

MTV has added a new category to the VMAs this year – Best Video With a Message. Competitors
this year are Pink‘s “Fu**ing
Perfect,” Lady PinkGaga’s
“Born This Way,” Katy Perry’s
“Firework,” Rihanna/Eminem’s
“Love the Way You Lie,” Rise
Against’s
“Make It Stop” and Taylor
Swift’s
“Mean.” Five out of six are gay/bullying anthems, so we
may have a shot.

A new $1 chip that fits in your wallet can test you for HIV in 15 minutes flat, and just as
accurately as a laboratory test. It has the potential to revolutionize testing
not only in Africa but even among the scared and timid here in the States.

The American Psychological Association (that’s the real one,
with the doctors) has come out unanimously in favor of marriage equality.

Phineas & Ferb is one of the truly creative cartoons (heck,
show of any kind) on television. They’ve also been great about guest stars,
Phineas and Ferbincluding Clay Aiken and Jane Lynch. So tonight they air their
first Disney Channel Original Movie, Phineas & Ferb Across the Second
Dimension
. I can’t wait to see how the creators scaled it up to movie
form. I also had no idea that it took 13 years to go from concept to air.

Are single people, gay or straight (but especially gays in
marriage equality states) being turned into second class citizens? I’ll be honest, it
certainly feels like it.

Lily Tomlin is
joining NCIS as McGee‘s
grandmother, but it turns out her character isn’t just about baking cookies and knitting.

Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum immediately signed onto NOM‘s
anti-gay pledge that includes championing a federal amendment against gay
marriage and establishing a presidential commission to investigate
anti-Christian actions by mean ol’ gays.

News that Eureka was ending might be a bit premature, at least according to the people
who run Syfy, who dare to contradict TVLine.

Paul McCartney
says he’ll be speaking with British police concerning the News Corp.phone
hacking scandal, as he too was a victim.

SupermanAs I shop for a new car, with a Subaru as a top choice and a
technology loaded Ford Focus Platinum as another, I’m disturbed that hackers have managed to open and start a Subaru Outback
with only their smartphones.

Has the new Superman
suit that Henry Cavill is sporting ditched the red underwear on the outside? And what does
that do for bulge control?

Chris Colfer has purchased a really ugly house on Laurel Canyon for a
cool $860,000. SomebodyGaultier spanks Lady Gaga call HGTV and tell them to send over their best gays
for a makeover.

The CW will kick off their fall season with a special starring Lady Gaga and Jean-Paul
Gaultier
. I’ll be honest, the idea kind of scares me.

The Princeton Review has released their annual list of top
colleges, including which are the most GLBT friendly, and which are the least.
Unsurprisingly, NYU tops the list of the best places to be gay at college.

Brett Ratner is the unlikely producer for next year’s Oscar telecast.
Some of Ratner’s more recent work includes X-Men: The Last Stand, Skyline,
and Horrible
Bosses
.

Taylor LautnerCats are the reason we can’t achieve peace in Afghanistan, at least that’s what
I got from this story from the Washington Post.

At the Hollywood Foreign Press luncheon, Mark Wahlberg, seated with Leonardo
DiCaprio
and Taylor Lautner
remarked ” I am sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking
than you and is in better shape than me. So, we’re both out of a job, dude.
Taylor Lautner! We’re screwed. It’s over, dude. Titanic and Boogie
Nights
were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run and on to
the next.”

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