Adam Pally talks to the AV Club about playing Max, and how he tries to make sure that the character being gay isn’t explained any more than the other characters being straight. “But as far as the sexuality goes, we never really talk about it. The only time it does come up is when we’re doing a scene and think, ‘Why are we explaining so much why this person likes this other person? People know Max is a gay character, so why do we have to talk about it?’ That kind of motto has taken us a long way, and I hope will take us further.”
The Log Cabin Republicans provided a “qualified endorsement” of Mitt Romney for president, which goes against all logic. But did they do it for a private promise to support ENDA? And now right-wing bigot Bryan Fischer is freaking out at the possibility that Romney would supprt ENDA, which he says will be the end of religious liberty in the United States.
The CW is developing a show about the teenage years of Mary Queen of Scots, taking place mostly in the French courts as the warrior queen surrounded herself with a bunch of badass women, at least in this reality.
Lady Gaga had nineteen different varieties of fern named after her. Since the fern reproduces via spores, each can be male, female, or even bisexual, so it made sense to name the species after Lady Gaga and her support of expression.
In New York, artistic dances don’t have to pay taxes on their admissions, so a strip club sued saying that their dancers were artistic, and so the cover fee should be tax free. They lost their case and face a $400,000 tax bill now, but some of the arguments that came out are pretty amazing to read.
Apple announced a bunch of new shiny things yesterday, including the much anticipated iPad Mini, a new MacBook, and even an upgraded iPad, making your current model 3 obsolete, and my original iPad positively ancient.
Judd Apatow is set to edit Vanity Fair’s January comedy issue. I’m hoping he takes a ride with my friend Brett Berk, who is the automobile columnist over there. What kind of car would you take Judd Apatow for a ride in? An El Camino comes to mind.
Bill and Melinda Gates gave a further $500,000 to the marriage equality effort in Washington. They had previously given $100,000.
E! has added some clarity to Jackie Collins‘ comments that Matt Bomer lost out on Superman because he was gay. Bomer was actually up for the role when Brett Ratner was doing the movie that became Superman Returns. When Ratner dropped out, Bomer was replaced with Brandon Routh. It also says that there is screen test footage out there somewhere with Bomer in the full Superman tights. Collins has issued a statement saying essentially that she shouldn’t trust Hollywood executives and their stories.
The Insider, the sad little companion to Entertainment Tonight, is to be cobranded with Yahoo to become omg! Insider, losing what little seriousness it possessed after years of covering Kate Gosselin‘s every move.
Angelina Jolie has managed to get two more of her brood into Maleficent, adding Pax and Zahara to Vivienne’s casting. Those kids will soon have resumes to rival Willow Smith.
Human Rights Campaign Executive Director Chad Griffin says that Hollywood has always led the way on minority rights, and it’s doing the same with GLBT rights. What I suppose I had missed was that what got the Prop 8 case started was a check from David Geffen, who always seems to quietly be there with money when it’s needed, be it $1.5 million for a court case or $5,000 in cash to wrap Jesse Helms’ house in a condom.