Morning Meme: President Obama and Mitt Romney Pick Up Very Different Endorsements, Kylie Minogue To Star In Musical “Walking On Sunshine,” and Team USA Goes “Gangnam Style”

Sorry to have deserted you yesterday, but if you think grocery stores are nuts before a snow storm, you should see a tire shop when one hits in October. It’s been a crazy week. Now on to the news!WilSon

snicks will be liveblogging all the gay snogging on Days of Our Lives today.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for reelection today, citing his commitment to fighting climate change and his support for marriage equality.

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue and Gemma Atherton are set to star in the upcoming musical comedy Walking On Sunshine, about a mother and daughter who both fall in love with the same man in Spain. It will feature pop music from the 1980s. Kylie and 1980s music in a movie? Someone hand snicks a tissue.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who campaigned against the Affordable Care Act for years has chosen to endorse President Obama for reelection.

Andrew Shirvell, who was fired from the Michigan Attorney General’s office for harassing out University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong, has won his unemployment benefits. A judge ruled that he was fired because of protected free speech, not for misconduct.

Olympian Ian Thorpe says that he doesn’t see anything else he can do to convince people he’s not gay, but he wishes they would just drop it. And he says anytime he denies it he risks offending people. “I don’t want to offend anyone whether they’re friends that are gay… by getting angry about it, frustrated about it. The only thing I find frustrating is that people think I’m lying.”

Chad Kroeger of Nickelback says that the band got bored one night and saw Chad Kroegera fan with metal blades, and offered a member of their crew about $375 to stick his penis in the fan. As if you needed another reason to hate Nickelback.

The National Organization for Marriage has donated about $1.6 million to fight for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage in Minnesota, or about half of what Minnesota for Marriage has raised in total. Earlier this week it was reported NOM had given $800,000 of the $1 million raised against equality in Maine.

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is a big supporter of marriage equality, but it was his reaction at his sister’s wedding to her wife that made my vision get a little fuzzy. “It was at Capitol Hill out here in Seattle. My sister was in this beautiful dress and her wife was wearing this great suit. It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I was tasked with playing a few songs during the wedding and I just couldn’t get through it. I was bawling. It was just too much joy.”

The Vatican has given a rave review to Skyfall. L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper, has devoted five articles to the movie, including praising “extremely beautiful Bond girls.” Methinks you doth protest too much, father.

Taylor SwiftArizona Attorney General Tom Horn, who recently filed suit with the Supreme Court to be allowed to discontinue partner benefits to same sex couples, has been found to be hiding an extra-marital affair after his car hit another car and drove away to hide the affair. Horn wants to drop partner benefits because it “strengthens marriages.”

Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million copies of her new album Red in the first week, the highest albums sales number since Eminem in 2002.

 

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