Cutie Matt Doyle is joining the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon as Elder Price. Current Elder Price Nic Rouleau has been tapped to lead the second touring company of the hit musical. Matt is really one of the sweetest guys on Broadway, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him.
Bradlee Manning is offering to plead guilty to some charges in the WikiLeaks case, but not the major charges the government has levied against him, such as providing aid and comfort to the enemy.
McG is set to direct the upcoming film about the Magic Castle. I’m somewhat interested because Neil Patrick Harris is deeply involved with the Magic Castle, serving on the board, so maybe we can get some Magical Doogie?
In what was a clear attempt to gain official (as opposed to their existing shadow power) power, Hank the Cat came in third in the Senate race in Virginia, with over 6,000 votes.
Speaker Boehner says that Obamacare is the law of the land, and while he may attempt to tweak the law, he doesn’t see any way to stop it. He also says that the recent elections have basically eliminated the Tea Party caucus, which could be the best thing that ever happened to Congress.
Porn king James Deen and queen Stoya are not happy that L.A. County passed a law mandating condoms in porn. They have a point – the industry tests heavily, and has a zero percent transmission rate for HIV. And porn sex isn’t like real sex. “You’re being pounded for an hour and a half with a piece of rubber to get the necessary footage. You’re going to get kind of torn-up. As a woman, you have a very high likelihood of getting little tears in the delicate skin of your vagina.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m an advocate for safer sex, but he does have a point. And every porn star I’ve seen speak about the law is against it, even the gay performers who only do condom scenes. The most likely outcome is that the porn industry relocated out of L.A. County and goes about their business. After all, the law is fairly broad in language. “Do we need goggles for c*m shots?”
Budweiser isn’t happy their product is featured in Flight, which is really more of a movie about alcohol abuse than landing a plane. And Bud thinks that portrays their product in a negative light. The rub of course is that trademark law doesn’t really provide for that level of control of their mark. It will be interesting to see if Paramount complies.
A Las Vegas business owner claims to have fired 22 of his 114 employees because President Obama was reelected. “I explained to them a month ago that if Obama gets in office that the regulations for Obamacare are gonna hurt our business, and I’m gonna have to make provisions to make sure I have enough money to cover the payroll taxes, the additional health care I’m gonna have to do, and I explained that to them and I said, you do what you feel like in your heart you need to do, but I’m just letting you know as a warning this is things I have to think of as a business owner.” Meanwhile, billionaire David Seigel, who threatened to lay off employees if Obama won instead gave everyone a 5% raise.
Jared Laughner, who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head, along with six other people, has pled guilty in a deal that will keep him in prison without parole for the rest of his life.
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays is set for the Beacon Theater December 8th to raise money for homeless GLBT youth. Joining Cyndi are stars Sarah Maclachlan, Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Lambert, Rosie O’Donnell, Roberta Flack, Rita Coolidge and more.
Jennifer Lawrence says that “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach. I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.” But she says she’s never going to starve herself for a part.
Justin Mikita is set to join a currently untitled film, starring Matt Riddlehoover, Maria Conchita Alonso, Charlie David and Jonathan D. Lovitz.