Morning Meme: Tom Cruise Advises Studly Jonathan Lipnicki, the Lafayette Theory of “True Blood” and Doris Day Writes AIDS/Lifecycle In Memory of Rock Hudson

We’re going to start off with a tear jerker, with A Letter To My Future Son, From a Future Gay Father. I’ll wait while you get a tissue, because this is the greatest thing you’ll read today.Mia Michaels

Somehow, this turned into a Tom Cruise-heavy Meme. First up, we have Mia Michaels talking about helping Tom Cruise master his moves for Rock of Ages. “My hands were all over him at all times, but when you’re working, you don’t think about that. My hands were inside his pants at one point, pulling him, pulling his pubes, and it was just part of the choreography. It was just very funny, because when you’re in the dance, it doesn’t matter. It’s about if it’s right, and if it is, let’s go with it.”

Next, we have the news that Tom Cruise insisted on authenticity and had as*less chaps for the shoot. I’m no expert, but all thought all chaps were made that way?

Finally, Jonathan Lipnicki, who is all grown up and sexy now after starring with Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire all those years ago, managed to drop in on Cruise for some career advice. “We sat out on the patio to his house and talked about acting. He Jonathan Lipnickiputs a lot of emphasis on being polite and manners and being on time. He said to always keep yourself busy, because then you’ll always be motivated to be creative.”

Katherine Long showed up to Central Park with a Rent-a-Dog sign, charging $5 for 20 minutes with the dog. She was drawing attention to shelter pups, but managed to bring a lot of joy to New Yorkers who want dogs but don’t necessarily have living situations that allow them. No doubt the dog was used to pick up many a cute boy that day.

Just when you thought Bachelor Pad couldn’t get any trashier, they’ve announced that a pair of (female) twins will be competing on the STD farm as a single person. You have to hand it to ABC though, they actually managed to cast a threeway.

Do you remember that awesome, yet disturbing, remix of Mister Rogers I ran a few days ago? PBS emailed me to let me know that it was now downloadable for free as an MP3, which I think someone actually asked for in the comments. Upper right corner.

Here are 50 Reasons To See Magic Mike, with helpful green arrows. Like you needed a reason. Someone on Tumblr (who used to work for Logo) said he was going to make sure to pay for his ticket entirely with singles. I think that’s brilliant.

If you recall a few years ago, after the flap with the deplorable way the Daily Mail dealt with the death of Stephen Gately, they hired a gay editor, Andrew Pierce, who has since written several remarkably anti-gay pieces for the paper. His crowning achievement has to be coming out against marriage equality.

A new (small) study says that people who cheat are much more likely to pass on an STD to their partner than people who have an open relationship.Lafayette

The Lafayette Theory of True Blood says that if Lafayette is engaged in a good storyline, the show really shines, but when he’s forced to the edges or to not be Lafayette, the entire show goes off the rails.

An Oregon court has opened the Boy Scout’s “perversion files” which detail that between 1965 and 1985, an average of 60 Scout Leaders or volunteers were found to have molested children.

While details are scarce, the Pentagon is preparing a ceremony honoring GLB service members this Pride month, a huge step so soon after the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that it’s important to recognize the contributions of gay troops, just like the Pentagon recognizes racial or ethnic groups.

Matt BomerMatt Bomer evidently had to do some manscaping to pull off the costume in Magic Mike. “We all had to go there. I’m not going to say it was fun, and personally I will never do it again, but for that project it was necessary. We were all in the boat together. What was important to me was to tell the story authentically, and I wanted to reflect what the dancers in real life do. And that’s part of their job.” I wonder if he did his own work, or had some help?

But as for Father’s Day, he doesn’t have big plans. “I don’t expect anything, but the kids always do something nice for us, like [make] a photo album. Something very family-oriented, obviously.”

A new computer program has been designed that can predict with about 50% accuracy what side effects a given drug will have without requiring human testing, all based on known compounds. They expect that the accuracy can be refined considerably, which could speed an easy life saving drugs to market.

So Burger King has introduced a sundae with chocolate, caramel and bacon. It has 510 calories. And is so not on my new healthy diet, which is a pity, because I really want to try it. Would it be wrong to buy one and just have one spoonful?

I’ve been reading the outrage that the photo of two soldiers holding hands that the Israeli Defense Forces published on their Facebook page was staged, with one of the soldiers being straight. I don’t get the issue with it – it wasn’t a salute to one couple, it was an affirmation of support to all gay soldiers. The fact that one of the soldiers was straight in some ways makes it better.

Newsies’ Jeremy Jordan has been cast in one of the new roles on Smash, but it’s not the gay one. He’ll be playing a singer with a self-destructive personality. Jeremy JordanTelevision is really starting to pick up Broadway talent, aren’t they? Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, and Jeremy all this year from top shows.

Since we started on an emotional note, we should finish on one with HyperVocal founder Slade Sohmer‘s Letter To My Closeted Friend. It’s a beautiful story of hope, being true, and the fact that it does get better, and with a hot husband.

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