Legend of the Seeker’s Craig Horner is set to play a 1990s rock star in Joey Dakota, based on the Israeli format about a future documentarian who goes back in time to capture her subject, Joey Dakota, only to fall in love with him.
On her radio show in Dallas, Khloe Kardashian called her sister’s babbydaddy Scott Disick a “homo” over his manbag. “What kind of homo are you? “Seriously? That is not what men… a straight man doesn’t carry a Birkin Bag.” When Disick called her out not for the insult but the slur (quite brilliantly in fact), she doubled down, “Let me just tell you: I am the queen of my gay community which I love and adore. And I promote doing the tranny look-alike contest. I am queen bee over here so don’t even try it.” Um. No. In fact, no twice.
For your weekend nerdgasm, the week after Leonard Nimoy haunts Sheldon’s dreams on The Big Bang Theory, Stephen Hawking will guest star. They’ve tried to nab Hawking in the past for a conflict with Sheldon, but Hawking’s health didn’t allow it.
Clear Channel, syndicator of Rush Limbaugh, gave their sales team a list of 98 companies that want to avoid “environments likely to stir negative sentiment from a very small percentage of the listening public.” First, I didn’t realize women comprised “a very small percentage of the listening public.” Second, these are the big boys – Ford, GM, McDonald’s, Allstate. Maybe Rush might want to take AshleyMadison.com up on their offer.
Of course, it might have been nice if advertisers had taken offense at the repeated attacks Limbaugh has made on the GLBT community over the years.
If you hadn’t heard, Adam Levine is cashing in on his increased profile with a fragrance, 222. The thing is, a year ago, he called for a ban on all celebrity fragrances. And Christina Aguilera hasn’t forgotten about that.
It’s looking like The Lorax is going to dominate the box office this weekend with another $40 million, which is basically pure profit at this point as the film made back the production budget already. As for John Carter, $26 million may sound good, but at $250 million to make and another $100 million to market, that’s a disaster.
Indiana Youth Group managed to keep their custom license plate deal after homophobic attempts to take away the plate failed. In the place of revoking the plate, the state will place a moratorium on issuing new designs from anyone until they better understand the impact.
Sammy Huntington is leaving his Being Human fur behind and making a guest appearance on Warehouse 13 as an ambitious young New Orleans jazz musician. Yes, but will they get him naked?
Taking the classy route, Louis CK backed out of the Correspondents Dinner after Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren threatened a boycott over his totally NSFW tweets about Sarah Palin. But tell me again, when liberal boycott things, it’s terrorism, but when Fox News does it, it’s righteous?
Britney Spears has reportedly rejected the $10 million offer to judge The X Factor next year. Her counteroffer is $20 million.
Hey, Morgan – did you see that they have a John Blake action figure from The Dark Knight Rises? Your own poseable Joseph Gordan-Levitt to do with whatever you please.
Mark Cuban made a lame gay joke. ESPN edited it out. Mark Cuban apologized, but honestly, he went a lot further, and wrote an entire blog asking if he was a homophobe. It’s actually a decent read. The short answer, Mark, is no, you’re not really a homophobe. You are, however deeply steeped in straight privilege and don’t understand the impact of what you say, making you like 85% of the world. But kudos to you for talking about it – it’s more than most billionaires would have done, and that makes a huge difference. As for ESPN, you shouldn’t have edited the broadcast in efforts that “protects Cuban, a valued ESPN source … from further scrutiny for that remark.”
Taylor Swift earned $35 million from music last year, topping Billboard’s earners list, beating out U2 and Lady Gaga.
Frank Bruni over at the New York Times has a thoughtful piece on gay characters on television, comparing and contrasting Mitchell and Cameron and Max on Happy Endings. The point he never quite gets to is that there are finally enough gay representations on television to have diversity without worry nearly as much about stereotypes. As for Max, I agree, He is the one with a soft midriff. Just as he doesn’t seem to get to the musical theater, he doesn’t seem to get to the gym. Max is where gay clichés go to die. I can’t think of another gay character on television so entirely purged of them…I take him as a progressive decision by the show’s creators not to milk a gay character for easy punch lines.”
The Parents Television Council is of course ecstatic about the MPAA slapping an R-rating on Bully.
Out Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has purchased liberal institution The New Republic. While Hughes hopes to update delivery methods with a focus on tablets, he vows not to dumb down the magazine famous for long-form journalism and opinion.
Tom Hardy is set to star as a wounded Vietnam vet who returns to San Francisco to become the head of California’s most violent biker club. Tom Hardy in leather.