Morning Meme: Will Young Felt Shame About Being Gay, First Look At “The Canyons,” and “Absolutely Fabulous” Picks Up International Emmy Nomination

Nickelodeon says that Mitt Romney doesn’t have time to participate in their Kids Pick the President special, President Obamawhich airs with each presidential election. President Obama will be taking questions directly from kids, however. The kids have correctly picked the president in five out of the last six elections. Romney isn’t doing well at all with the under-10 demographic, between this and Big Bird.

Here are 100 pictures from the upcoming season of Happy Endings. It looks like the Halloween episode will again be one not to miss.

The Minnesota Archbishop has responded to a mother who pleaded for acceptance of her gay son by telling her that if she doesn’t follow church teachings on homosexuality, she’s going to hell. “Your eternal salvation may well depend upon a conversation of heart on this topic. Catholics are bound in conscience to believe in this teaching. Those who do not cannot consider themselves to be Catholic and ought not to participate in the sacramental life of the Church.”

Meanwhile Washington Bishop Joseph Tyson says that marriage equality will endanger religious freedom.

Adrienne BarbeauWhile the launch of the SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station was a success, we’ve now learned that one of the engines shut down in flight. The computers compensated, but things could have gone very wrong.

Revenge has cast Adrienne Barbeau as Victoria’s mother. “She taught Victoria what it takes to survive with very little, with your wit and your looks, really.”

Sir Elton John says that he should have the right to call David Furnish his husband. “I know a lot of people, and perhaps especially religious people, will say that David and I should count ourselves lucky for living in a country that allows civil partnerships, and call it quits there. Well, I don’t accept this. I don’t accept it because there is a world of difference between calling someone your ‘partner’ and calling them your ‘husband’. ‘Partner’ is a word that should be preserved for people you play tennis with, or work alongside in business.”

French bees recently began producing blue and green honey. It turns out they were getting their sugar fix not from flowers but from a nearby M&M plant. Sadly, the honey will never make it to market.

Hunky Ryan Hansen, best known for Veronica Mars, is going to guest on 2 Broke Girls as a Willy Wonka-style character named Candy Andy. Caroline will be trying to get a lick of his peppermint stick.

Mythbusters has solved the old question of whether Jack had to die in Titanic, and the answer is that he didn’t. All Rose had to do was place her life vest under the board and they could have both lived.

While Barbara Walters has given Mariah Carey’s side of the story in the American Idol feud, she still hasn’t spoken to Nicki Minajbecause she doesn’t have her phone number. This is hysterical, since Nicki has been a guest on her show, and besides, she’s Barbara Walters! I could come up with a phone number for Nicki’s rep in about five minutes with my meager resources and credentials, and probably even get through. Barbara obviously just doesn’t care.

In sad news, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have ended their marriage. They’ve been married for 30 years, and together 11 years before that, making it one of the most successful marriages in the history of Hollywood. If these two kids can’t make it, what hope is there for the rest of us?

HalloweenBuzzfeed has compiled a series of men’s and women’s Halloween costumes to contrast the difference. In basically all cases, the women’s costumes fall into the skimpy category, while the men have more than enough padding and cloth for 10 women’s costumes. This is why gay men learn to sew, so that we can be a sexy clownfish for Halloween. Oddly enough, I designed a home theater for the president of the company that manufactures about 90% of all Halloween costumes in the country. Very nice guy. Wish I’d asked him about this then.

Absolutely Fabulous is one of 38 programs nominated for an International Emmy. What do you think Edina will wear to the ceremony?

Yes, it happens every four years, but I still enjoy reading these imaginary conversations between a real presidential candidate and the ultimate president, Jeb Bartlett.

No, I don’t trust her and still prefer the other guy, bWill Youngut I do think it’s significant that former WWE head and Senate candidate Linda McMahon, a Republican, says that if elected she would vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. I also find it terrifying that I know more about the Senate race in Connecticut than I do my own local House race.

Will Young says that looking back, even as late as 2011, he was ashamed of being gay and unhappy. “It got to the stage last year where I thought I was on top of work, that I’d find a boyfriend and everything would be all right. But something was going wrong. What I’ve realised is that growing up knowing I was gay from a young age, I always felt extremely ashamed. It’s a cliché but it’s true.”


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