For all of you trapped at home with Frankenstorm, snicks will be liveblogging all that’s fit to mock on Days of Our Lives today. I caught the show Friday, and there was a healthy amount of gay smooching going on.
American Horror Story’s Clea DuVall has a lot of sympathy for her character when she commits her lesbian lover to the asylum. “It was such a different time. You and I can look at it from the perspective of people living in 2012, but I think that the fear at that time was very real, and you could have your entire life destroyed by who you love and by being who you are.” On a side note is anyone else finding it difficult to root for anyone this season?
Mitt Romney has put out a new ad claiming that Chrysler intends to outsource Jeep production to China, but Chrysler is having none of it. “Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation. A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.”
Folks on the west coast or another continent feeling deprived of all the Frankenstorm action can experience it vicariously. A variety of webcams up and down the east coast will let you see what you’re missing.
Skyfall raked in $77 million in Europe this weekend, including a record opening of $32.4 million in the UK alone.
ITV has commission a new three minute, six episode sitcom called Vicious Old Queens which will star Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi as an eldery gay couple. The show will be written by Gary Janetti of Will & Grace fame.
The West Wing’s Bradley Whitford has joined the new pilot Trophy Wife with Malin Ackerman. He’ll play the husband to Akerman’s title character, with three manipulative kids and two intimidating ex-wives.
In discussing his new television show Wizards vs. Aliens, Russell T Davies talks about his partner’s fight with brain cancer and his lack of involvement with Doctor Who these days. “Don’t ask me about the 50th anniversary [in November 2013], because it’s nothing to do with me. I’m just a happy viewer now. This’ll teach me though – I did ask BBC Books if they fancied a graphic novel, and they went, ‘No’. I sat here thinking, I could write a graphic novel, I could even draw the graphic novel, that’d be brilliant… No. There we are then, I tried.”
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg took time away from the orderly shutdown of NYC to stump for marriage equality in Maryland. Ever the businessman, he touted the economic benefits of equality. “Every wedding is a celebration that generates revenues for our restaurants and banquet halls, caterers and other small businesses,” said the mayor. “In fact, we’ve calculated that same-sex marriage has generated more than $259 million in economic activity in our city in the last twelve months.”
Madonna was booed and walked out on during her concert in New Orleans after she told the crowd to vote for President Obama. This whole story kind of stinks like the students that walked out on Dan Savage. How many Madonna fans are so Republican that they would be surprised when she had an opinion?
Opponents of marriage equality in Maine raised $950,000 in October. But looking a little deeper, the National Organization for Marriage donated $800,000 and the Knights of Columbus donated $100,000, leaving only $50,000 for regular fundraising, which is pretty pathetic.
Take the quiz: Sex and the City or Disney Channel movie? I admit, I did not do well.
The New York Times has fully endorsed President Obama in the election, surprising no one. But the completeness of their endorsement, detailing his accomplishments is astonishing.
As we mentioned Friday, Lena Dunham’s “First Time” video for President Obama has had conservatives twisting themselves in knots. But while political types tie the joke back to Ronald Reagan, Dunham herself gives the best reaction. “It tickles me no end that while my twitter feed was blowing up with conservative hate I was literally hanging out in a pile of bisexuals.”
Google Maps has a pretty amazing real-time set of evacuation maps, shelters and emergency information for Frankenstorm, particularly in NYC.
British police have made an arrest in the growing pedophilia scandal involving deceased personality Jimmy Savile. Reportedly, they have arrested pop star Gary Glitter in relation to the ongoing investigation. Glitter is a convicted pedophile already.
British Columbia suffered a 7.7 earthquake with a 6.6 aftershock that triggered tsunami warnings and evacuations overnight in Hawaii.
According to a new book, Agnes Moorehead (Endora) did not like it when Dick York was replaced with Dick Sargent on Bewitched. At the first table read with Sargent, Moorehead rose from her chair and declared “I am not fond of change!”