NBC has announced plans to air Mockingbird Lane’s pilot as a Halloween special to help recoup their $10 million investment in the show. I’ll probably watch, just to see what they were trying to do. Plus, Cheyenne Jackson!
Timeshare billionaire David Siegel, most famous for his plans to build the biggest house in America, sent his employees a letter saying that if President Obama is reelected, he’s going to fire some people. Ironically, he’s sent a real version of a satire letter that made the rounds earlier this year..
Jonathan Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps, says “absolutely” homosexuals should be put to death. “It’s the view of the Bible, it’s the clear teaching of the Bible,” adding that “the established human government should be following the rules of the Bible.”
Matt Bomer will guest star on The New Normal as the sexy ex-boyfriend of Bryan, played by Andrew Rannells.
It appears that although there is a dramatic uptick in heterosexuals trying backdoor action, there is a shocking lack of scientific study on the effects on women.
Dr. Aubrey Levin, famous for having tried to cure gay South African soldiers of their homosexuality with shock therapy and chemical castration during the apartheid years, stands accused of molesting male patients in his practice in Canada.
Ian McShane has been tapped to star in the current season of American Horror Story as a foil for Jessica Lange. Very few people have the gravitas to go up against Lange, but McShane is certainly one of them.
Stevie Nicks is breaking snicks’ heart by apologizing for her comments about Nicki Minaj. “I want to apologize for my remarks about Nicki Minaj’s behavior toward Mariah Carey, which I said during a long and exhausting day of interviews. It was very out of character for me and I deeply regret what I said. I feel very protective toward Mariah Carey who has gone through many difficulties in her life and I spoke without thinking. I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me.”
I haven’t watched The Secret Life of the American Teenager in years, but Shailene Woodley was a pretty terrible actress in the early seasons. Now she’s being offered the role of Mary Jane in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. I don’t think putting her onscreen opposite the goddess that is Emma Stone is going to turn out well for her.
Brian Sims, who at Bloomington University became the first openly gay football team captain in the NCAA, says that his teammates were not only fine with it, each and every one made a point of coming to him personally and telling him they supported him. “My team had 118 guys on the football team. Every single one of them wanted to come find some private time with me to ask how I was doing and let me know that they were okay with it.”
There are a shocking number of Muppets that have run for President.
My old acquaintance Maggie Gallagher says that marriage equality is not a civil right. Which is what a lot of people in white hoods said about interracial marriage equality in the 1960s. Be careful the historical company you keep, Maggie.
Dear Abby has come out in favor of marriage equality in Minnesota (and presumably everywhere). “My mother, Pauline Phillips, the founder of the Dear Abby column, taught me as a young girl that when we are faced with a tough decision that affects another person, it is important to consider how we would want to be treated. No one would want to be told that it is illegal to marry the person they love, but that is exactly what this amendment would do. I was raised to believe that each and every one of us has intrinsic value. Excluding some citizens from their basic rights and freedoms because of who they are is wrong.” People should take her advice.
I’m fairly certain that I’ve mocked socialite Peaches Geldof many times in this column, and suddenly I’m sorry with this deeply personal appeal that she made in favor of marriage equality in the UK. When you read it, you may want to have a tissue handy. Seriously, this is so worth the tears. h/t Allan