In the news of the fallout from Angus T. Jones bashing Two and a Half Men, he has apologized for seeming ungrateful to the show, the cast, and the crew in a statement no doubt written by his managers. Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen has weighed in with a short statement that packs a lot of punch, “With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.”
Cate Blanchett is set to star in the live action production of Cinderella as the Evil Stepmother that Disney has had in development for nearly three years.
Carnival Cruises has apologized and backtracked on a rule that guests attending their Drag Queen Cruise would not be allowed to dress in drag themselves, and that only the stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race would be allowed to dress up. They’re blaming it on a miscommunication, along with rules since 9/11 requiring guests to be able to be identified by government issued ID at any time. Having cruised on the Atlantis cruise on Royal Caribbean this winter, I know that costumes were allowed, and indeed encouraged on that cruise.
The American Family Association is calling for a two month boycott on Gap for failing to use the word “Christmas” in their holiday advertising. Meanwhile, Gap has exercised a lot of the Christian ideal by donating $1 million to Hurricane Sandy relief, something that the AFA hasn’t done.
The Boys of Movember
A study of 177 female porn stars has revealed that contrary to what’s thought of as common knowledge, they are more empowered, with higher self esteem than the average population.
A lawsuit for fraud has been launched in New Jersey against a firm offering reparative therapy. The firm has ties to NARTH, a noted anti-gay organization famous for flawed “research” and claims against the GLBT community.
Papermag has the first images from Disappear Here, the new political thriller funded on Kickstarter and starring local favorite James Duke Mason.
President Obama has nominated the first out Latina judge to the federal bench with Nitza Quiñones Alejandro. Alejandro has the unique plus of being recommended by Democratic Senator Bob Casey and Tea Party Republican Rep. Pat Toomey.
There are new pictures from the set of Catching Fire, with Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin in shiny, futuristic tribute uniforms, which I had originally assumed were just wetsuits.
Topping the list of Least Influential People of 2012 is Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who appears on the list with Amanda Bynes, Madonna, Michelle Obama, Ryan Lochte, and more.
A group of ACT Up protesters stormed Speaker John Boehner’s office yesterday to protest his planned cuts in HIV funding. Three arrests were made.
Naturally, The Nerdist has an interview with Neil Patrick Harris about their production of Neil’s Puppet Dreams. And yes, there were scenes that were so raunchy they had to be cut, which I hope eventually make it online.