Darren Criss Talks Tour and “Glee,” Chris Broussard Isn’t Homophobic Because He Has Gay Friends

Fans seem to be divided about teen lovers who never see each Burt Blaineother getting married on Glee, but at least Blaine will have a sane voice guiding him in his journey, and I’m not talking about his new lesbian mentors. Burt is headed back to Glee to talk some sense into Blaine Warbler.

The very first web page. And you guys complain about our design…

Missouri state senator Ryan McKenna added an amendment to an education bill that would have banned anyone in the state over the age of eight from wearing seersucker suits.  He ultimately withdrew the Jason Collinsamendment.

If you thought what Chris Broussard said about Jason Collins on EPSN was bad, wait until you read his claims that he’s not homophobic because he hugs LZ Granderson at their basketball league. While there’s danger in labeling anyone a homophobe, this guy is so twisted in his logic, and so confident of his views I’m completely comfortable with the label.

He might also want to consider the company he’s keeping like Pat Robertson. “Somehow we’ve said if it’s heterosexual fornication, it’s bad; if it’s homosexual fornication — that used to be called an abomination in the Bible — now it’s a protected civil right. And so somebody that says that that kind of conduct is sinful is now being pilloried in the press. He’s telling the truth! This is what the Bible says! These media types have chosen a lifestyle that takes them outside the protection of God.”

Golfer Bubba Watson has also sided with Chris Broussard, making his a rare voice among athletes on the subject.Neil Patrick Harris David Burtka

Do gay werebears turn you on? Until we get a gay Alpha werewolf next month, maybe you should try some of Ty Nolin’s gay erotica. You know him fondly as EagleDancer here on TheBacklot, and his work is available on Amazon.

I’ve enjoyed reading Raising My Rainbow over at Queerty, the tales of the mother of a gender nonconforming son. Now she’s got a book coming out about her family, and none other than Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have written the foreword.

There’s speculation that Jason Collins’ warm reception in the media may give new life to the Jamie Lee Curtis-produced biopic of Glenn Burke, the gay baseball player who came out to Bryant Gumbel in 1982. The film would be based on Out At Home: The Glenn Burke Story.Paul Ryan

I can’t show you James Franco’s NSFW birthday cake, but you can click over and see if the boss isn’t around.

Congressman Raul Ryan says that he supports the right of same-sex couples to adopt children, and that he supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Of course, he doesn’t support marriage equality, so while he wants those children to be able to go to parents who can keep their jobs, he doesn’t want them to have the legal protections of married parents.

Candice Bergen is going to produce a film about her father, Edgar Bergen, who rose to stardom as a ventriloquist with his puppet Charlie McCarthy. “To my knowledge, no one has created a biopic about a piece of wood, but Charlie was no ordinary piece of wood. He was truly Bergen’s alter ego–and, perhaps more interestingly, he was America’s alter ego. At a time when manners and standards ruled the airwaves, Charlie said the un-sayable – and got away with it.”

Wilcox County, Georgia held their first integrated prom this year, but not without a fight. And Georgia Governor Nathan Deal won’t be a part of that fight, saying “This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we’re not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt.”Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe has written a powerful editorial about why he supports GLBT rights. “I speak for freedom, even though it is a freedom I currently have. I speak for equality, even though I am currently equal. I speak for justice, even though it is a justice I currently do not need. I speak for gay rights and the rights of every person, no matter their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual predisposition, or social or economic status, to live free of the chains of oppression and hate, the barbs of ignorance and small minded fear, because that is the life I want to live – a life where I can make my own choices. A life where I can be who I am, not what someone else decides I should be.”

Comedy Central is expanding their late night block, with Chris Hardwick getting his own show to follow Colbert. The show will be arranged as a comedy panel show, not unlike certain segments of The Nerdist on BBC America.Chris Hardwick

There’s a new subject for exploration on shows like Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and Downton Abbey – adult male virginity, and exploring male sexual insecurity, without comedy.

P!nk says that so many of her songs are about sex because she’s a “reformed slut” (me too, though I’ve been known to relapse). She also talks about the dangers of her let-it-out lifestyle now that she’s a mom to Willow, who recently said “fu*king.”P!nk had an honest reaction “Fu*k!”

Surprising no one, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says that any localities that offer domestic partner benefits are violating the state’s constitutional ban on same sex marriage.

Should male babysitters freak parents out?

In an impassioned piece at the New York Times, Frank Bruni explains why it’s still a big deal when public figures, and even regular people like me come out, and why the gay community won’t “shut up about it.” He says “Many of us want to, and will: when a gay, lesbian or transgendered kid isn’t at special risk of being brutalized or committing suicide. When the federal Viciousgovernment outlaws discrimination against people based on sexual orientation, which it still hasn’t done.”

Depending on who you read, Sir Ian McKellen’s sitcom Vicious debuted strong, or was weak. Deadline notes that it dropped 3.5 million viewers from the finale of Broadchurch, which doesn’t seem a fair comparison. And the 5.7 million viewers it did bring in are something give NBC executives a boner just thinking about it.

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Darren Criss stopped by VH1 Big Morning Buzz to talk about his tour, Glee, his music, and offered only the slightest details on that ring he goes to buy for Kurt. Maybe he was thrown off by having to sing with a cat choir.

There’s no denying that the Dove Real Women campaign with the sketch artist was a brilliant piece of social commentary. Which means it’s ripe for parody, this time with men discussing what is, let’s face it, a less than perfect part of our bodies. It does appear from the sketches that all these men shave down there. NSFW

I have a huge nerd crush on Chris Hardwick, and after listening to his taste in television shows, that’s not letting up. That last one is one of my favorites from childhood.

The Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles are just terrifying. And probably no good at fighting crime, or even eating pizza. I have fears that this is what the Michael Bay movie is going to look like. NSFW due to animated turtle penises, which is a phrase you don’t get to type very often.

I have a well documented mistrust of cats, but that’s mostly about house cats, who I feel have infiltrated us and turned us complacent. Big cats are cool, because you know they want to eat you. They really don’t seem to know what to do when given a box, either, which means they haven’t been ordering death ray parts from Amazon.com.

Tim Tebow has been a figure in the news as much for his antics off the field as on. The folks at NMA took a stab at poor Tebow getting cut by the New York Jets, and it’s pretty funny.

What the hell is a Stiles? I really think they’re underselling it, because a Stiles is a magical creature who is cuter than a unicorn, more loyal than a puppy, smarter than a teacher, and generally the greatest person you can have as your best friend.

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