Weekend Meme: Stephen Colbert Cameos In “The Hobbit,” More Mormons Invade “1600 Penn,” and Scott Bakula Loves John Barrowman’s Backside

Rory O’Malley is set to join his old Book of Mormon buddy Josh Gad on hisRory O'Malley midseason sitcom 1600 Penn. Gad plays the son of the president, and Rory will play a White House guide he competes with to give better tours. Basically, he’s playing Kenneth from 30 Rock.

Mitt Romney will have a favorite new movie soon, with Family Circus forging ahead to an idyllic land of stay at home moms and children who take amazing detours to get ahead in life.

BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw logs onto Grindr with fake pictures to play gags on nearby people. These are the people you learn to hate on Grindr.

Shailene Woodley is indeed going to play Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, but it’s being called a very small part in the second movie, which will no doubt expand in the third.

When headline writers hate their jobs. h/t Jeff

Matt BomerRoger Ailes has signed up for four more years heading Fox News, which means four more years of hating gays, liberals, puppies and unicorns.

Queerty has a quote from Jackie Collins saying Matt Bomer lost out on The Man of Steel because he was gay. “[Matt Bomer] had not come out of the closet but people in the know knew he was gay. His audition tape went in and he called up the agent. Someone didn’t like him and told them he was gay. They said, “No, no, we can’t cast you.’ ‘I think it should change but there are women out there who want to worship somebody. If Justin Bieber said he was gay, he’d lose all his little girl fans. It’s a sad fact of life. So a lot of them get married, have a couple of kids and pretend to be straight.” That sounds pretty brutal, but if you take it within the context of the longer podcast, you see what she said was hugely supportive of the gay community, which she appears to spend more time with than I do.

The 94 year old Billy Graham has decided that this might be his last election, and has taken out a full page ad in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal advocating candidates that support “Biblical marriage.” He also recently scrubbed his website of any mention that Mormonism is a cult.

Speaking of newspapers, just how bad of a candidate for president do you have to be if you’re a Mormon and the Salt Lake Tribune decides to endorse your opponent? That’s what happened to Mitt Romney, with the paper saying “In considering which candidate to endorse, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that RomneyLast Resort would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.”

Last Resort (my favorite new show of the season) and 666 Park Ave each received orders for two more scripts, not exactly a ringing endorsement of the shows, but better than nothing.

The New York Times has a great profile on Chris Kluwe, taken at practice for his band, in which he pops Gobstoppers. I had missed the point when Rush Limbaugh had praised Kluwe, saying “The guy’s got a way with words.” Yeah, but I also didn’t know he had a perfect verbal on his SATs and took up football after being homeschooled by his parents for a year because he was too advanced for middle school. Or that he turned down Harvard.

On another note, Chris Kluwe also debated an empty chair on the subject of marriage equality this weekend. No doubt the chair said more intelligent things than the people he challenged, like Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Kellan LutzSpeaking of unlikely advocates, JWoww of Jersey Shore ripped her former castmate Angelina Pivarnick for her ridiculous anti-gay marriage rant. JWoww’s response is pretty much as unprintable as a Chris Kluwe editorial.

In Chicago, Alderman Moreno is again threatening to block Chick-Fil-A from opening in the city because of their anti-gay policies. Let me be blunt, Alderman: Stop it. You are not helping, this is not your job. You are making it worse. As long as the restaurant doesn’t’ violate local discrimination employment laws, it’s none of your business. You handed them a huge public opinion (and financial) victory once on this issue, don’t do it again.

Kellan Lutz would like to clarify what he said about winning an Oscar earlier this week. “Not sure if you read my Oscar quote yesterday, but what I really meant is that I’ll probably win a Razzie in the next 50 years, or maybe a lifetime achievement Oscar for least lines spoken in movies…I love to act, but don’t need an award to feel proud of what I am doing. It’s the passion and love for what I do that makes my heart beat with life and happiness.”

Chevy Chase reportedly threw a fit on the set of Community and dropped the n-word. But before you get upset withStephen Colbert Chase, evidently the slur was in response to the bigoted lines being written for his character, which he felt were going so far he’d end up calling his costars the n-word by the end of the season. Chase has marched for civil rights in the past and been a vocal supporter of minorities.

And one more thing: Stephen Colbert will have a cameo in The Hobbit movies, specifically the second movie.

 

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