Kareem Abdul Jabbar: Kim Davis Isn’t a Patriot, The “Legends of Tomorrow” Team, “Torchwood” Audio Trailer: MEME

Tom Hardy not ashamed of MySpace photos, Julie Chen says "The View" is unsavable, James Bond gets a sassy gay friend

Let’s just get this over with. Kim Davis was released from jail yesterday under the condition that she not interfere with the deputy clerks issuing marriage licenses. Mat Staver says she will interfere, so that should be fun over the next few days. Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz rallied with her, she praised God, etc.

Contrary to other reports, there is a crowd funding campaign for Kim Davis, and it was put together by the National Organization for Marriage using ActRight.com, which caters to these types of things. At the time of writing she’d only raised $6,600.

Kim Davis
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Kareem Abdul Jabbar says that Kim Davis isn’t a patriot. First he invoked several Bible passages and he gets to the heart of the matter. “Following this tradition in America, should the Kim Davises of the country be allowed to refuse marriage licenses to divorced people because Jesus spoke against divorce? Or deny licenses to interracial couples because of the story of Ham? Or stone rebellious children because of Deuteronomy? The reason we separate Church and State is because the Founding Fathers believed government should be guided by a balance of morality and reason, not blind religious faith. There are about 35 major Christian denominations in the U.S. Various denominations don’t always agree with each other on what the proper moral action is in the same situation. Then we add in all the other religions and belief systems in our country—all protected by the Constitution—and we see why we don’t go to any one religion to decide what should be legal. The Orthodox Jewish clerk at the DMV cannot deny you a driver’s license because you eat ham. The Muslim clerk at the Social Security office can’t deny you benefits because you drink liquor. The Christian Scientist clerk at the IRS cannot audit your taxes because you chose medical help. Practice your religion in freedom; just don’t make everyone else practice your religion.”

Rasmussen, a right leaning pollster says that only 26% of Americans back Kim Davis, meaning that the PR blitz from Mat Staver and Micke Huckabee isn’t working, and probably won’t translate at the polls like they’d hoped.

Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy says he has no regrets about those widely circulated photos of him with his hand down his tighty-whities on his MySpace page. “I’ve got no shame about my MySpace photos, especially the one of me in my underpants which is a glorious photo of a man in his natural habitat. In my tighty-whitey budgie smugglers. In America, they say ‘you should be ashamed of this’ but I’m actually not remotely ashamed – that is me in my natural habitat, thank you.”

The Goonies
Warner Bros
Richard Donner may not be able to get a sequel to Goonies greenlit, but he can make it an off-Broadway musical experience. “We’re going to do an Off-Broadway; do you know what immersion theater is? Where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors. We’re doing one on The Goonies. It will take another year or so but it’s going to be wonderful.”

Ansel Elgort
Because of course he does, Ansel Elgort’s DJ alter ego Ansolo has a record deal with Island Records, and he has a single on the way, followed by an EP. Maybe he should have starred in We Are Your Friends instead of Zac Efron.

Black MIrror
Channel 4
Despite it blowing up my Tumblr, I never watched Black Mirror. I have some catching up to do, because Netflix is bringing it back for a new season.

Women enjoy a bigger than average penis, at least for a one night stand. Researchers used 3D printed models to have women express a preference, and for one night stands they generally preferred above average, with them choosing 6.4×5″ for one night stands, and a more average 6.3×4.8″ for a relationship. I know gay size queens that will block you on Grindr for those numbers.

Ellen DeGeneres
Even after interviewing her, Ellen DeGeneres says that she’s confused by Caitlyn Jenner’s stance on marriage equality. “You’re wanting people to understand and accept you. This is like, really confusing to people. And you still have a judgement about gay people and marriage.”

Julie Chen
Julie Chen says that she was talking to Barbara Walters at a party, and that Barbara said she was considering returning to The View to try and save it. Chen says “The whole room said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ Everyone told her, ‘Barbara, that ship has sailed. No one can turn it around. Stay away, it will only hurt your image.’”

A new study says that gaydar is bull, and you’re actually reinforcing negative stereotypes about gay men by claiming you can tell. I’m with Michelangelo Signorile on this, which is that the study is BS. I’ve spend a lifetime picking out gay men with fairly good success. It works. Sometimes this new generation makes you question it because they can be so open, but I believe in gaydar more that Mat Staver believes that Kim Davis is the key to the ballot box on religious liberty bills, and that’s a lot.

Anthony Horowitz says that in the new Bond novel Trigger Mortis, Bond is dragged into the 21st century, and he even gets an outspoken gay friend who calls him on his sexism and smoking. “I also gave him a very outspoken gay friend, who chides him and says ‘come on Bond, you’re living in the 20th century now not the Middle Ages’.” Great. Now gays are pulled back to 1983 when we’re the sassy sidekicks.

James Franco
James Franco was shocked at the number of gay jokes at his Comedy Central Roast last year. And he thinks that there’s still homophobia in the entertainment industry, but says that the characters that he and Seth Rogen play are meant to be send ups of that homophobia, not adding to it. “There is still a little bit of homophobia [in the industry]. I think part of it, when I do films with Seth, it’s more playing on straight male anxiety about any sort of same-sex interaction. To me that is really a comment on a larger anxiety and not really anything about denigrating or criticizing anything about the gay community.”

DC talks to the cast of Legends of Tomorrow about how the team comes together and the conflict inherent in matching up villains and heroes. Can the team stop fighting long enough to save the world? That’s yet to be determined.

Yesterday we shared a pictured of Olly Alexander and Neil Milan kissing onstage, and today we have video of that joyous moment. Just think back what, five years and how many out pop stars we had then. Now they’re paired off and making out on stage to cheers.

We knew that Torchwood was coming back as a series of audio plays, and the trailers have started being released. Here’s episode 1.2, which features the return of Gareth David-Llloyd, our beloved Ianto Jones, and it sounds like he’s in trouble. Of course it’s Torchwood, everyone is always in trouble.

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