Morning Meme: Thomas Roberts Talks The Ali Forney Center with Ally Sheedy, Ellen Laughs At Her “SNL” Doppleganger, and the Science of Morning Wood

Frank Ocean performed an intimate set for fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld for the French homecoming Frank Oceanof the Chanel Project. Karl reportedly stood on a couch for the whole set. Could this be a new collaboration between two great artists?

David Geffen’s American Masters: Inventing David Geffen seems an odd choice for the iconic series, since he’s not an actor or a musician. But his influence on the field of entertainment is immense, with stars like Joni Mitchell, Guns N Roses and Cher in his past, the founding of Dreamworks, and numerous theater musicals. He’s a wealthy man, valued at $5.5 billion. “In each decade, he has done something that has affected the culture. If I had to boil it down to one thing it would be his genius at business.”

Star Trek Into DarknessWe’re still without a trailer, or even a plot synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness, but next month, on December 14th, you’ll be able to watch the first nine minutes of the movie at IMAX theaters, assuming you’re lucky enough to live near one.

While the movement to have Macy’s drop Donald Trump from their stores and advertising campaigns continues to garner major support, Macy’s doesn’t seem interested in firing The Donald. “Macy’s marketing and merchandise offerings are not representative of any political position. Many of the individuals associated with products sold at Macy’s — or at any retailer, for that matter — express personal opinions that are not related to the merchandise we sell or to the philosophies of our company.”

Ahh, Texas, you seldom fail to amuse me. Rep. Louie Gohmert nominated Newt Gingrich to be the Speaker of the House, saying there were no rules that the Speaker had to be a sitting member. Speaker Boehner easily won the election however, and said “Louie, I love you too.”

Triplets, the sequel to Twins, appears to be happening, with Josh Gad taking on writing duties thatTwins will see Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger discover that Eddie Murphy is their missing triplet. When the sequel to this happens, I vote that Jai Rodriquez becomes the Quint.

The name of the shirtless FBI agent who was removed from the David Patraeus investigation has been revealed, but he claims the shirtless pictures he sent were years ago, because he knew Jill Kelly socially.

President Obama has nominated Judge William L. Thomas, a gay African-American jurist to the federal bench in South Florida. He urged Congress to confirm his appointees, many of which have languished.

Kevin Clash hasn’t returned to Sesame Street yet, with Sesame Workshop saying that he had requested extra time off to put the non-scandal behind him. I’m just hopeful that this is really the reason, and he hasn’t had his reputation damaged by the whole incident. Something I didn’t know was that Clash has won 21 Emmys for his work on Sesame Street.

The Human Rights Campaign has released their annual Best Places to Work guide. I’m happy to say that my day job made the list with Seth Gable100%, though oddly, our parent company, Viacom isn’t on the list.

According to Broadway World, The Normal Heart won’t be heading to theaters, because Ryan Murphy has secured $15 million in funding to make it as a miniseries for HBO.

Seth Gable has been cast as Arrow’s version of Vertigo, even if the character won’t be named that in the series. The drug which takes Starling City by storm will be named that, however.

 

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