Patti Smith is busy turning her life with Robert Mapplethorpe into a movie. But who could play such iconic cultural figures? Patti says that one idea she had was Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. I’ll just let that sink in for a minute.
ESPN anonymously surveyed athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MBL for their attitudes on a variety of subjects, including same-sex marriage. Overall, the results were positive, except in the NBA and MLB, who oppose it by a slim margin. The NHL, home of the You Can Play Project, was 92.3% in favor.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $250,000 to the Maryland campaign to preserve marriage equality. Bloomberg has a lot of faults, but he’s been remarkable on marriage.
Peter Berg, the creator of Friday Night Lights, is not happy that Mitt Romney is using “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” from his show in the campaign. “Mitt, we all wish you and your family all the best. We are grateful for your support of our beloved show, but we are not in any way affiliated with you or your campaign. Please come up with your own campaign slogan.”
Neil Patrick Harris is returning to Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time as Prince Gumball for another gender-switched episode, and this time he’s bringing along Donald Glover to play Marshall Lee, the switched counterpart to Marceline the Vampire Queen.
Brian May says that the biopic on Freddie Mercury should be set for release in 2014. Mercury will be played by Sacha Baron Cohen.
James Sutton should be back on Hollyoaks in time for Christmas. He left the long running British soap in 2008.
Margaret Cho sits in on Buzzfeed’s advice column this week, and advises a recent college grad on how to handle his hometown friends meeting his boyfriend when they both move back to town for jobs, not knowing that he’s gay. Miss Cho says to treat it as a nonissue, and it won’t be an issue.
The Census Bureau is soliciting input on how to properly account for same sex populations in their next sampling of the country. It would be the first time they made a direct attempt to count the GLBT population.
Hunting Season cutie Ben Baur writes in the Huffington Post about his decision to be an out gay actor, which really sounds like less of a decision than just a swelling of pride during the interview that he was good, the work was good, and damn it, he deserved to be honest with the world. And for that, I salute him. He certainly impressed writer/producer/director Jon Marcus.
It appears the rumors of a cease fire between Sir Elton, David Furnish and Madonna are true. Furnish tells TMZ “I think she’s a great artist … she’s an inspiration to all of us. Seriously, I love her.”
According to SeekingArrangement.com, the top city for a gay sugar baby to find a sugar daddy is New York City. On average, their gay Sugar Daddy clients are 39 years old, make an average of $215,000 and have a net worth of $6 million.
In a fundraising email for Minnesota equality, Chris Kluwe says “We can all agree that marriage is a powerful and important idea in many people’s lives: not only does it allow us to love each other, it also provides a safe and stable environment to raise our children. The thought of someone trying to take that away is enough to make me scream at random farm animals, before jumping into a pond to cool off.” And that upsets the farm animals, leading to poor nutrition for us all.
Gary Collins, ubiquitous 1980s television presence and Miss America host, has passed away in Biloxi, MS at the age of 74.
Bill Maher goes off on an epic rant about Focus On the Family and how they’re always wrong, and basically just seem to exist to take donations. He calls them “an anti-gay lobbying group described as a church … basically, the God Hates Fags guys crossed with Bain Capital.”
But because the universe is a fair and just place, Marvel has announced that Joss Whedon’s new S.H.I.E.L.D pilot will indeed feature Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, putting it into a slightly parallel universe to The Avengers, which I finally sat through this weekend.