Editor’s Note: Ed Kennedy is taking a much needed vacation, so we’re asking for help crowdsourcing today’s edition! Got a link, hot news item, Instagram pic etc. you think other readers would enjoy? As long as it’s P.G. rated and safe for work, please share in the comments. Here’s a few items to get the ball rolling…
Gay marriage seems to be the big theme at Sundance this year. A documentary called the Case Against 8 got an emotional audience response a very lengthy standing ovation. Meanwhile, drama Love Is Strange is getting mixed reviews. That one stars John Lithgow and Doc Oc himself Alfred Molina as a married gay couple forced to separate because one of them works at a Catholic school. (Hollywood Reporter loved it while Collider’s reviewer, called it “one of the most self-indulgent films I’ve ever seen.” Ouch.)
Speaking of Sundance, the award for most WTF movie has to go to The Voices. Ryan Reynolds plays a serial killer who carries on conversations with his nice dog and evil cat. (His dog wants him to stop murdering women while the cat eggs him on) – I’m picturing a cross between American Psycho and Look Who’s Talking Now.
A Russian protestor took some heat—in the form of a wrestle-down and arrest— for waving a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay in Voronezh on Saturday, The Associated Press reports. Although Pavel Lebedev was not in Sochi, where the Olympics will start Feb. 7, it did not stop Olympics security from detaining him.
The View co-host Sherri Shepherd sat down with Fusion’s Alicia Menendez last week and the conversation turned to Shepherd’s alleged homophobia. But don’t get it twisted, y’all—Sherri loves you. Just not your “lifestyle.” Hmph. Shepherd said, “You grow up being a Christian and you grow up believing homosexuality is a sin; you’re going to hell if you’re a homosexual. This is something that they teach in churches. So it’s something that I grew up believing… I might not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you.” Shepherd went on to say that she doesn’t know whom she is going to see in Heaven and that she respects people who say they were born gay. Sherri’s got us all like:
Is it going to be the Grammys or the GAYmmys? Eh? Get it?! Womp. All jokes aside, the 2014 Grammy Awards are expected to get a healthy dose of fabulous when they air Jan. 26. Both Madonna and Beyoncé are expected to perform slay for our plebeian pleasure. But according to US Weekly, the divas won’t be performing together. Rather, the Material Girl will lend her slinky pipes to another nominee’s performance. Who do you want it to be?
Sure, there are gay Republicans, but to date no out gay Republican has ever challenged an incumbent to win a first term in Congress. Three such candidates including New Hampshire’s Dan Innis are going to try to get elected in 2014.
Ukranian prankster Vitalii Sediuk got slapped for trying to kiss Will Smith on the red carpet awhile back. He found a somewhat less hostile target at Saturday’s SAG awards. Bradley Cooper knows how to roll with the punches. Mandy Patinkin probably assumes it’s part of the gift bag. Meanwhile, Michael Pena just looks confused…
Photo: Dan MacMedan/Getty
So much hotness in just one pic…
One thing Days of Our Lives’ new Will Horton has over the previous model, he shares a lot more on social media. Diggin’ the hair Guy!
Is it baseball season yet? :( pic.twitter.com/9tzUIGsT43
— Guy Wilson (@THEguywilson) January 20, 2014
Next page… Videos– including latest Maleficent trailer and a mashup of gay movie and TV sex.
A new trailer for the highly anticipated Maleficent, a Sleeping Beauty reboot with Angelina Jolie in the title role, dropped this weekend. And this one gives us more of what we want: Angelina looking perrrrfect, horns and all. “I too shall bestow a gift on the child,” Maleficent croons with a creepy crooked smile. Yikes! Check it out:
Pamela Raintree officially wins everything. The transgender woman went toe to toe with her Councilman Ron Webb, the leading voice in a debate to repeal a LGBT non-discrimination policy in her city, Shreveport, La. And she did it with a stone in hand—Bible style.
The erotic Einsteins over at HuffPost Gay Voices created a very NSFW mashup of gay sex in films and television. The saucy video starts off with bang—all the puns intended—with Brokeback Mountain, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, and ends on a “lezzy wet dream” note with Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Make sure your mama is out of the room before you hit play.
They don’t call Meryl Streep the greatest living actress for nothing—she can make a traffic report sound like an Oscar-worthy monologue. Streep, who just picked up her 18th Academy Award nomination for her role in August: Osage County, will appear on Ellen today… and she gives one of her most memorable performances ever. No joke. She reads a recipe sexily, recites a traffic report while in labor annnd plays an angst-ridden teen reading a Wikipedia article. This is good theatre, people.
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