Ellen Page Promises More Diverse Movies, “Stonewall” Bombs, Andrew Sullivan Explains Gay Catholics: MEME

Demi Lovato slammed for stealing moment as Zendaya receives her own Barbie, Aaron Sorkin apologizes to Tim Cook

Mo Rocca
While a whole lot of noise was made about President Obama inviting gay Catholics to the White House reception for Pope Francis, out comedian Mo Rocca was invited to do an opening reading from Isaiah at the mass at Madison Square Garden, and presumably the President had no hand in that. So why can’t gay Catholics be in an audience of 15,000 people at the White House, but one can be on stage as the opening act for Pope Francis? The answer is simple: Obama.

Of course, in Philadelphia, Mark Wahlberg played MC for the World Meeting of Families, and after 14-year-old Bobby Hill sang, he told Wahlberg that he loved Ted, with Wahlberg saying that was inappropriate for his age. He then said to the mic “Holy Father, please forgive me.” So who is inappropriate to be photographed with the Pope is really a loose standard.

Pope Francis
Without mentioning same-sex marriage, Pope Francis did call his bishops to task for focusing on church teachings without actually accomplishing anything in the world. “A Christianity which ‘does’ little in practice, while incessantly ‘explaining’ its teachings, is dangerously unbalanced.” He noted that sacramental marriage and civil marriage no longer had the same meaning, but nostalgia wasn’t healthy. “Should we blame our young people for having grown up in this kind of society? Should we condemn them for living in this kind of a world? Should they hear their pastors saying that ‘it was all better back then,’ ‘the world is falling apart and if things go on this way, who knows where we will end up?’ No, I do not think that this is the way.”

Roadside Attractions
Even though it only opened on 129 screens, Stonewall is a bomb by any measure, taking in $112,414, or a mere $871 per screen average, putting it 29th out of 30 movies that were tracked this weekend.

Ben Carson
The latest WSJ/NBC poll has Donald Trump and Ben Carson deadlocked at 21% and 20% respectively, while Fiorina and Rubio have risen in the polls to 11%. Everyone else is basically irrelevant in single digits, but of course Rubio and Fiorina were there just two weeks ago, so anything can change.

Tim Cook
Aaron Sorkin is apologizing to Tim Cook for that crack about underage Chinese workers making his products. “You know what, I think that Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far. And I apologize to Tim Cook. I hope when he sees the movie, he enjoys it as much as I enjoy his products.” Somebody really loves his new iPhone 6S.

There are times to read the comments and reviews, and this Amazon listing for a $119,999 television is one of those times.

Ellen Page
Ellen Page says that as she produces more films, she plans to aim for more diverse storytelling. “I’m focusing mostly on stories that are meaningful to me and stories for women and supporting more gay characters. “Statistically, there’s less women behind the camera, less women composing the music, less women writing the stories, less women acting particularly as protagonists.”

Demi Lovato
After Zendaya was at a launch party for her own Barbie, complete with dreadlocks and representing her race and background, Demi Lovato tweeted “Hey @Barbie, what about a curvy doll or one with true to size measurements? I’ll model!! #raiseyourvoice #besuper” I totally get what she’s saying, and Barbie could definitely be more realistic, but Twitter attacked her for trying to steal Zendaya’s moment, and it wasn’t pretty.

As the Pope visited the U.S., The Ali Forney Center chose to have their residents recount how religion had caused them to become homeless, and call upon the Pope to use his position to soften the message of the church to save children from being turned out onto the streets.

If you ever dreamed of having Terminator mashed up with a Duran Duran parody, have I got good news for you.

Bill Nye talks about ending the debate around a woman’s right to choose, and does so with science. He brings up the fact that the vast majority of fertilized eggs never become fetuses, so calling it life at conception is just bad science and against nature. Not to hijack the message here (of course I’m about to), but the right needs to look at what nature really is on a lot of things, from this, to homosexuality, because it exists in nature in many species. And they frequently call being gay against nature, when that couldn’t be further from the truth.

For Stephen Colbert, Andrew Sullivan attempted to explain the differences in how a gay Catholic worships compared to a straight Catholic. Of course there are none. What he failed to do, and has always seemed to fail to explain is how a gay man can be a faithful Catholic when the thing that he loves hates him so. That remains a mystery to me.

Opinionated. You'll love to hate me