Daniel Craig has been confirmed for two more James Bond films after Skyfall, which will make him the 3rd longest running Bond in history. But will he still be able to rock that little blue swimsuit?
If you, like me, saw NBC terminate their coverage of the Democratic National Convention just as the hateful Cardinal Dolan was beginning his benediction (and I caught a lot of crap on Twitter for laughing about him being cut off), you should know that he used the occasion to take a swipe at marriage equality and abortion rights.
Based on some domain registrations, it’s being reported that the new Star Trek movie has a full title, Star Trek Into Darkness, but nobody seems to be quite sure what that means.
Ann Romney refuses to talk about marriage equality and birth control, saying that “”You know, I’m not going to talk about the specific issues. I’m going to let my husband speak on issues. I’m here to really just talk about my husband and what kind of husband and father he is and, you know, those are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election. That, it’s going to be about the economy and jobs.” The exchange actually went on a bit, but one day I hope to see a reporter with the balls to look at people like her, stand up, take off the microphone and say “If you want to put out a campaign ad, buy time on the station, but if you sit down for an interview you have to answer questions, so this conversation is over.”
Much has been made of the epic letter than Minnesota Vikings Chris Kluwe penned about marriage equality. Part of what made it so powerful was the, um, colorful language he used to pull no punches. But he says that many people, including his father, felt it would have been more effective toned down a bit, so Luwe put out an edited version, substituting (in all caps) some family friendly phrases for things like “holy f*cking sh*tballs” which he replaced with “DISAPPOINTED LEMUR FACE WITH SOLITARY TEAR TRICKLING DOWN TO CHIN.” Honestly, I’m not sure which amuses me more.
And as far as the Baltimore Ravens are concerned about the original incident with Brendon Ayanbadejo, Ravens’ General Manager Dick Cass says ““We support Brendon’s right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment.” I’ve never been one to pay any attention to football, but now I’m wondering if Luwe and Ayanbadejo jerseys are available for purchase.
Is anyone who survived the Luke and Noah kiss crisis shocked that Proctor & Gamble just revived their old “Chuck Norris Approved” ad campaign for Era detergent after his anti-gay, anti-choice election rant video?
Dale Carpenter, blogger for the ultra-conservative The Volokh Conspiracy says a survey he did over the summer shows that 87% of constitutional law professors support marriage equality, and 70% think DOMA is unconstitutional, showing even conservative professors are able to separate their own personal beliefs in favor of the constitution.
Remember how we mentioned that Jay Leno took a substantial, multi-million dollar pay cut to try and save jobs at The Tonight Show when NBC tightened the budget? It was a bigger cut than we thought, with NBC confirming that Leno took a cut from $30 million to $15 million a year to save his staff. Leno famously banks his entire NBC salary, making his living from his concerts and appearances.
Al Pacino is in talks to play Joe Paterno in a movie version of the controversial biography Paterno, which touches on the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
If I’d know that Ryan Phillippe was going to bare his butt, I might have tuned in to watch Damages. NSFW. That man has an amazing butt.
I admit that I don’t watch a lot of G4, even though it intersects nicely with my interests, and I certainly enjoyed Attack of the Show when John Barrowman gave our Ultimate Slash Madness Tournament a shout out. Now comes news that the channel is to be rebranded, and move to coverage of the “modern male,” and feature coverage more akin to GQ.
Michael Stipe is demanding that Fox News quit playing his music. The network recently used “Losing My Religion” during election coverage. While I certainly feel for Stipe, the music is almost certainly covered under the network’s blanket licensing agreement with ASCAP, so his claims the network is “continuing its unlicensed and unauthorized use of the song” are almost certainly without teeth. Update: Fox News responds in their most arrogant way. “FOX News Channel’s use of an R.E.M. song during Thursday’s edition of ‘Fox & Friends’ was in full accordance with its license agreements with all appropriate parties. Nevertheless, we’re always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and we hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix.”
Rep. Nancy Pelosi and 144 other House Democrats filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the Windsor case, arguing that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.