Morning Meme: “The New Normal” Tackles “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” Considering Aaron Johnson’s Johnson, and Does a Photo Hint At John Barrowman’s “Arrow” Character?

Rod 2.0 has video from this week’s L.A. Complex, which has closeted rapper Kaldrick King coming out afterKaldrick King an emotional scene with his dying father. “And when I finally found someone that I thought I could love and love me back, it made me hurt them. … I have wanted to die because I could not be who I wanted to be. Who you wanted me to be. But I couldn’t be.” “None of these lies I told made me stronger. None of the secrets I kept made me happier. My name is Sean Duggan. AKA Kaldrick King. AKA The King of California. I’m gay.”

Logo has dropped their 2007 documentary about Paris Hilton from their lineup in response to her “gay men are disgusting” comments.

MTV Geek wonders if men are being sexually objectified in super hero movies, in a counterpoint to the way that women are portrayed in the comics, and wonders why. They also make note that the vast majority of the women in Marvel movies are like Pepper Potts, buttoned up, highly competent scientific types.

In one of those ridiculous fashion things you read about, Kelly Osbourne’s manicure for the Emmy Awards was worth $250,000 because the polish she wore was made of crushed black diamonds. A bottle of Azaure Black Diamond polish contains 267 carats of powdered black diamonds.

Aaron JohnsonIf you’re wondering what super heroes wear underneath their costumes, in the case of Aaron Johnson on Kick Ass 2, it’s certainly not underwear.

This is really a great use of technology. A first grader with severe allergies to basically everything is attending classes via a Vgo telepresence robot. He “sits” in class, answers questions, talks to his classmates, walks the hall to the library with them, all from the safety of his home. And his classmates are fine with it, accepting the robot as the kid.

The University of Tennessee has issued a letter saying that due to state law, they will be unable to offer domestic partner benefits to same-sex partners of faculty.

Rita Wilson may be guest starring on Girls, but she had it put into her contract that she doesn’t have to get naked.

You can’t prove that Jell-O is legally dead.

In the Halloween episode of The New Normal, Ryan Murphy says that Shania’s love Andrew Rannellsof Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will lead to Bryan having the entire family dress up as the family from the show. Murphy also says that David’s character will have to explore his gayer side. “The gay male is an interesting thing to explore. If a gay guy is drawn to anything fashion or feminine, why is that considered a stereotype? Why is that controversial? In what way does the gay community look at that? In what way does the straight community look at them?”

According to Rep. Paul Ryan, “The things you talk about, like traditional marriage and family and entrepreneurship, these aren’t values that are indicative to any one person or race or creed or color. These are American values, these are universal human values.” I guess I’m not human then.

NASA wants to harvest bits of the International Space Station and create an outpost at Lagrange Point 2, beyond the moon, in order to launch deep space missions. This isn’t some distant plan, with the idea that construction could start in 2019.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is planning on suing Eugene Delgado’s Public Advocate, one of the more insane anti-gay “groups” out there. I get mailings from Public Advocate periodically, begging for money, and they’re so crazy I just laugh. At issue is Public Advocate appropriating the wedding photo of New York couple Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere for a campaign letter opposing a Republican state senator. Public Advocate previously tried to claim that it was noncommercial use, but my understanding of copyright law doesn’t provide for an exception for that admittedly dubious claim. And since they aren’t public figures, I think SLPC has a pretty good case.

Cheyenne JacksonCheyenne Jackson talks to Michael Musto about his role as a porn star in The Performers. He admits that it’s probable that there will be film of his character’s “work” shown, but the play is deeper than just sex. “It poses the question, ‘Are you what you do for a living? Does it define you?’

Since everyone is under the mistaken impression I hate Madonna, I’m just going to quote her dubious endorsement of President Obama and move on. “Y’all better vote for f——g Obama, OK? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House. Now, …that’s some amazing s—-t. It means there is hope in this country.” Edit: And now she clarifies that she was being ironic.

Sometimes some gay couples just aren’t suitable to be adoptive parents.

Staten Island Burrough President James Molinaro says that Lady Gaga is “To me, she’s not an actress. She’s a slut in the pure meaning of the word.”

France has published their draft law for marriage and adoption equality, and Catholics are furious that it will remove “mother” and “father” from all legal state documents and simply use “parents.” The law is set to be presented to the Cabinet on October 31.

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