Weekend Meme: Matthew Mitcham Is a New Gay Icon, Mark Ruffalo Would Not Have Been Cast In “Hung,” and What Is Simon Pegg Afraid of?

Mark Ruffalo is a good interview (unless you’re the film’s publicist trying to keep him from revealing too much).  When he was talking about filming The Avengers and doing motionMark Ruffalo capture as The Hulk, he let this gem drop about the skin tight motion capture suit. “I’m not well-endowed, and those suits don’t really show you off in the most…”

Deadline does a really great roundup on the early pilot season buzz. Two standouts for me were, that while The New Normal is still filming, they don’t think any network would turn it down with the auspices it has, and certainly not hit starved NBC. Plus, evidently Partners, the much redone show about the Will & Grace creators personal dynamic is getting great buzz at CBS, which is shocking.

Should this cat buy these sunglasses?

Nicole KiMatthew Mitchamdman is evidently a front runner to play Grace Kelly in the ultimate real life princess story, and I have to admit, from some angles the resemblance is striking.

Some of your favorite shows have been redone with Peeps for Easter. The Simpsons is shockingly good.

A controversial new study tries to draw links between homophobia and repressed homosexuality and a stern, bigoted upbringing. But some scientists are calling foul on the methodology.

Matthew Mitcham has made the list of Australia’s New Gay Icons, joining folks like Kylie. It’s not bad company to keep, especially for a young babe like Matthew. Can you imagine all he’ll have accomplished in another 20 years?

 As expected, Current TV filed a countersuit on Keith Olbermann, saying Olbermann’s own suit was “riddled with falsehoods and distortions.” Oddly, they take Olbermann’s comments on Letterman about having made a mistake as evidence that Olbermann screwed up. What Olbermann said was that he made a mistake even joining Current TV, which is different.

You can never trust something in the National Enquirer, and their headline definitely sucks, but they’re claiming that Josh Hutcherson’s support of gay rights stems from having had two uncleIan Somerhalders die of AIDS at a young age. While that could be one explanation, the other could be that he’s just the perfect man.

Britain’s gay flamingo pair just celebrated five years together, with a courtship that’s included raising chicks together that they stole from straight flamingos. Obviously a consequence of gay marriage.

Taking a more traditional route than their Maine counterparts, Catholic bishops in Washington are coming out full force to support the repeal of marriage equality in Washington.

So. John Cougar Mellencamp and Stephen King wrote a musical together. Never really expected to type that.

What would you say if Ian Somerhalder said “Let’s Get Dirty” to you?

PeetaThomas Kinkade, famous painter of light, and furnisher of a lot of bad hotel room art has passed away at 54.

The situation in Anchorage with the ballots on Prop 5 may be worse than anyone thought, with as many as 8,000 suspect ballots.

It looks like The Hunger Games will win the box office again as it passed $300 million, which is a speed record for a non-sequel, non-summer film. American Reunion will take second place with $22 million, and Titanic 3D will sink to third with $16 million.


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