Out gymnast Josh Dixon has qualified to compete for a slot on the U.S. Olympic Team after the Visa Championships this season. He will be the only out male athlete at U.S. Olympic Trials.
Producers are seeking contributions to finish Be Here Now, a documentary that was filmed during the last months of Spartacus star Andy Whitfield’s life, during his battle with cancer.
Doritos Locos Tacos, with the Nacho Cheese Doritos shells, have broken sales records, with 100,000,000 sold in 10 weeks. I actually tried one before I modified my diet to exclude fast food, and I have to admit they were tasty. Other flavors are said to be in development.
Pixar Story Rules. So that’s why they always come out so good.
In a new interview with The Independent, country music superstar Carrie Underwood has come out for marriage equality. “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.” It will be interesting to see if her more conservative fans follow her, or if she gets a Dixie Chicks-style backlash.
In early numbers, Madagascar 3 and Prometheus are neck and neck for the box office crown, with projects of around $55 million. But once kid-heavy Saturday numbers come in, the Circus Afro folks are expected to win with $61 million.
I can’t even begin to summarize this story of I’m a Gay Mormon Who’s Been Happily Married for 10 Years. You just need to go read it yourselves. I’m sure it will inspire lively discussion.
Are you a Chaos Muppet or an Order Muppet? Much like the author, I’m an Order Muppet who likes to think he’s a Chaos Muppet, because they seem to have more fun.
Terry Jones, the Koran burning pastor, has hung President Obama in effigy in front of a Pride flag. But he’s not threatening anybody.
While I can easily imagine the Dowager Countess and Shirley MacLaine’s Downton Abbey characters going toe-to-toe with the one liners, what I really want to see is footage of MacLaine herself, upon entering the set, crossing to Dame Maggie and grabbing her in a bear hug and lifting her off her feet. Evidently they’ve been friends for 40 years.
In what is no doubt an effort to prepare the public for Justice League, Warner is considering rebooting Green Lantern immediately, either with Ryan Reynolds, or possibly with a different Lantern altogether.
Lady Gaga says she’s finished her new album, but won’t announce a title until September.
Who wants to go to Girrrshnawirr’s with me?
Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch is joining Gary Oldman and Dominic Monaghan in Monster Butler. The indie has Malcolm McDowell playing Roy Fontaine, who was a bisexual jewel thief/con man/serial killer. Lynch is playing the daughter of a wealthy family intrigued by their mysterious new butler, Fontaine.
Matthew McConaughey is dropping out of Lee Daniel’s The Butler, where he was set to play John F. Kennedy. Instead, he’s found funding for a passion project, Dallas Buyers, about Ron Woodruff, an electrical contractor who was a cowboy of the AIDS era, smuggling 500,000 experimental pills across the border from Mexico while dodging the FDA’s efforts to keep the drugs out of the country.
As marriage equality foes amass more than enough signatures to place marriage equality on referendum in Maryland in November, equality forces are ramping up an education campaign to make sure the law survives.
Meanwhile in Minnesota, the governor’s two sons have announced a matching donation up to $200,000 to defeat a constitutional amendment banning equality in that state.
Tom Lenk says that he cherishes every chance to work with Joss Whedon. “It’s nice to have one person in my career that I keep getting to go back to. He’s just in it to win it, always. He’s as excited as you are to be working.” Lenk next appears in Whedon’s surprise Much Ado About Nothing.