Weekend Meme: Blake Lively Makes Ben Affleck Feel Old, the Unnecessary Censorship of Novak Djokovic, and Matthew Mitcham and Johnny Weir Play Dress Up

A&E’s Bates Motel prequel has found Norman in an unlikely choice. Brit Freddie Highmore, most Freddie Highmorefamiliar as Charlie in the Johnny Depp masterpiece Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has signed on for a decidedly different type of role.

Out San Francisco Supervisor Weiner says that due to complaints, he’s considering a law that would ban the city’s traditional celebration of public nudity. It seems that there’s an uptick in the use of c*ck rings by nudists and it’s causing conflict. It had to be Supervisor “Weiner” didn’t it?

How to come out as an atheist.

After a French magazine published photographs of Kate Middelton sunbathing topless, the royals have sued, and the magazine has removed the images from their website. But it’s not over, because a sister publication in Italy says it will publish the same photos and more. In a twist, both magazines are owned by former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, known for his fondness of naked women.

Remember when Wisconsin Democrats fled the state to keep Gov. Scott Walker from gaining a quorum to pass laws gutting collective bargaining for state employees? Well a judge has struck down virtually the entire law.

Norman ReedusNorman Reedus is playing a new character on The Walking Dead, one that doesn’t appear in the comics. He says that gives him great freedom because without a predetermined story, “I can sleep with anyone. I can kill anyone.” Does that include male characters in the “anyone?”

From the weekend’s hate convention, the Voter Values Summit, Rick Santorum says “We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country. We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.” And that, folks, is a glorious confession from the conservative side of American politics.

Prop 8 attorney Ted Olson has signed up to play Joe Biden for Rep. Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate preparation. Olson is one of those people that feels marriage equality is a conservative, human value, but he’s about to help one of the most anti-gay, anti-choice politicians in the United States win an election. I can never reconcile people like him, or people who say they support marriage, but only campaign for people who are vocally against it. Thanks?

One of the joys of vacationing in Palm Springs is the clothing optional resorts that sprinkle the town. But a new hotel is skipping that market to serve GLBT families and be upscale and kid friendly.

Resident Evil: Retribution is set to win the weekend box office with $22 million, pulling off an upset for the release of Finding Nemo 3D. Given the choice, I’d rather spend a couple of hours with Dory than gory monsters and explosions, but that’s just me.

Google takes a look back at summer and the popular search terms and destinations that defined the warm season, Ben Affleck and Matt Damoncountry by country. Is anyone else surprised that Death Valley scored so highly?

In Texas, Taylor Technical Center canceled a cosmetology class rather than allow a man they felt was gay to enroll.

Ben Affleck says that while filming The Town, he’d take members of the cast on sightseeing tours of his native Boston. When he was driving with Blake Lively, he pointed out Matt Damon’s boyhood home, to which Lively replied “Oh my God! You know Jason Bourne?!” Yes, folks, we’re that old. “She really didn’t know. And I thought, ‘There it is. The first age of people who are adults who missed the whole Matt-and-Ben propaganda campaign! Mostly, it just made me feel old.”

Darren CrissTake a quiet moment to look at these beautiful pictures of Neil Armstrong being buried at sea.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks gleefully, if a bit bewilderedly, reblogging the shipping of Vhelton on Tumblr. I’ve tried to explain it in Meme, but short form really doesn’t cut it for something so unique. The Daily Dot traces how it happened, from the original Entertainment Weekly snub of Sterek to our Ultimate Slash Madness Poll, to when AfterElton and VH1 adopted a puppy together. Our fans are amazing.

Blaine may want to be the new alpha in New Directions, but Darren Criss has other ideas. “I would like to see Jenna or Kevin [McHale] become that because they’re the original members from all the way back to the pilot.”

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