Plus Conner Habib talks (and demonstrates) kissing, Jodie Foster loves Jennifer Lawrence, and Reese Witherspoon apologizes.
According to Heather Graham, her At Any Price costar Zac Efron was nervous about their sex scene because he’d never done one before. And Zac confirmed, “I was nervous because I’ve been in love with her since I can remember. It was very surreal for me.” Lessons are available, Zac. Call me.
Michael Bay is sorry Armageddon sucked. “I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that.”
FX is developing a drama based on James Ellroy’s Shakedown about the 1950s Hollywood tabloid scene, centered on a fixer. There’s a decent chance the show could have some gay subplots, as studios controlled the images of their stars rigidly, as we saw with Rock Hudson.
As k.d. lang was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, she said that Canada allowed a freak like her to shine. “I think the fact that I’m standing here receiving this award actually says more about Canada than it does about me. Because only in Canada could there be such a freak as k.d. lang receiving this award…I am here to tell you my friends and my countrymen that it is OK to be you. It is OK to let your freak flags fly and embrace the quirkmeister that’s inside of all of us.
The White House is going to back a bill that would allow states to force online retailers to charge sales tax on purchases, which could make places like Amazon a lot less attractive to shop. The idea is that online shopping is killing local retailers because of the sales tax advantage, but I’m going to miss being able to order online and save.
Chaz Bono says that he’s dropped sixty pounds by working out and changing what he eats, rather than dieting. There is a difference – I often say something isn’t on my diet, but what I’m really saying is that I just don’t eat that anymore. It’s a huge difference, and has done wonders for my fitness, and obviously for Chaz’.
Researchers say that jocks are the victims of stereotyping and discrimination, because society doesn’t expect them to excel at academics and judges them less intelligent, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Jodie Foster is a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence. “I remember going to the cutting rooms of Winter’s Bone. I thought, Sure, this girl can act. But, man, this girl can also just be. All of those painful secrets in her face, the feeling that there’s some terrible past that’s left impossibly angled bone and weariness in its wake. Jen’s got it together. A hoot. A gem. A gem with a killer stare.”
Bad news, everyone! Futurama has been canceled, again. The creators are reportedly looking to shop it to other networks, but haven’t found anything yet.
Matt Roush at TV Guide says just what made Spartacus special when it came to gay representation. “There was no patronizing in the attitude toward the gay warriors on this show, and that’s simply remarkable for this genre. It made more of a statement by not trying to make a statement. And the ending lived up to the epic billing, tragic yet somehow uplifting. Beyond all the extreme carnage and graphic sex, deep down Spartacus had a great story to tell, and it will be a tough act to follow.”
The president of Unitarian Universalist Church has condemned the Boy Scouts of America for their planned half step towards equality. “While long opposing the BSA’s discriminatory policies, the UUA has consistently noted the many benefits that scouting offers to boys and young men, and we applaud the fact that these benefits will potentially be available to all boys and young men who want to participate in scouting. However, it is abhorrent to continue to discriminate against scout leaders. As a religious community, Unitarian Universalists are called to affirm the worth and dignity of every person regardless of sexual orientation. Starting in 1985, the UUA has spoken out in opposition to the BSA’s discriminatory practices.”
I was unaware that the market for men’s lingerie existed in this form. It’s not something I would wear, but if this works for you, I say go for it.
Reese Witherspoon has canceled her talk show appearances in the wake of her arrest, but has issued an apology. “Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”
Cher has confirmed via Twitter that her new album is now complete, including a track with Jake Shears, who says “it’s fkng amazing.” Cher with Jake Shears? You’ve out-gayed me!
Krysta Siegfrids’ “Marry Me” is the song entry for Finland in Eurovision. Krysta is a big supporter of marriage equality, and puts her stamp of approval on this gay version of her song at the end, which is so infectious I don’t see how anyone can be against same-sex marriage.
Keanu Reeves, director. Yeah, those words strike fear into your heart, don’t they? Man of Tai Chi is his feature debut about a man who runs an underground martial arts fighting club, and seduces a you tai chi master into the violent nature of the tournament. Reeves also stars, and delivers his lines with the same lack of emotion we’ve come to know.
The latest clip from Star Trek Into Darkness has the crew confronting the Prime Directive as Spock is trapped in a volcano that’s about to erupt, and refuses to allow Kirk to rescue him because it would expose the ship to the natives. Kirk doesn’t seem like the type to follow rules though, and certainly not to let his friend die.
Conner Habib drags his friend into the latest NewNowNext Sexpert video that talks about kissing, specifically bad kissing. But he doesn’t want to label a kissing style as inherently bad – just bad if you’re kissing him. After several demonstrations of kissing that I’ve been the sorry sucker to have been on the receiving end of at different times in my life, he shows how you can meet in the middle and have a great time.
Todd Bieber is a former scout that was recruited by his original pack to help them earn their cinematography badges. But he kept running into the reality of the anti-gay policies of the scouts. Still, he loved the kids, so he bussed them into NYC, and brought in a ton of GLBT writers, actors (hello Denis O’Hare) and performers to show the kids just how one makes a movie, which you can watch here.
Zach Wahls took on anti-gay scout campaigner John Stemberger on CNN, and absolutely destroyed the man. Stemberger couldn’t come up with any argument except that allowing scouting for all would destroy Scouts because the chartering churches would flee the organization, but Zach, as always, kept his cool and reminded everyone what the true values of scouting are.
If you can’t handle Wendy Williams and Andy Cohen discussing Real Housewives, skip ahead in this clip to about the seven minute mark, when Wendy puts Andy in the Hot Seat, and asks a series of very personal questions, which Andy has no problem answering.
Girl Code is a new MTV show that investigates violations of the code that defines female relationships. It’s the companion to Guy Code. In this web exclusive, the ladies discuss the violations of the Girl Code on MTV’s Awkward, which are honestly too numerous to count, so they focus on one single instance.