Minnesota governor thinks Chris Kluwe release is fishy, Ricky Martin lobbies for equal rights, The Venture Brothers returns
TOWIE’s sexy Kirk Norcross has had images of his naked Skype with a girl published on the web. No, the images aren’t at the link, but you can find them easily enough. I’m actually impressed, both with what he has below the belt, and his response to the situation. “People these days!!!! Cooooome oooonnn guys we have all done it I’m just the stupid one that got caught! Sorry guys :-(” I’m not sorry at all, Kirk.
Will The Muppets…Again! open only seconds after the last movie ended? It sure looks that way.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has reportedly been picked up by ABC, but there’s no official announcement yet. A video of the Hulk mysteriously appeared and disappeared from the ABC YouTube.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (really amazing man, I heard him speak back when I went to the blogger convening) has signed into law the most extensive protections and benefits for GLBT people in the nation including adding transgender people to non-discrimination laws, requiring genderneutral bathrooms in city buildings, and offering tax credits to companies who extend the same benefits to same-sex life partners as they do to heterosexual married couples.
If you want to see what Alan Ritchson and the other stars of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like in their turtle motion capture suits, click here. But it may scar you for life.
Randy Jackson is officially leaving American Idol after this season, and reportedly so are the other judges, and Nigel Lythgoe as executive producer as Fox attempts to save its cash cow.
New York’s Senator Chuck Schumer is refusing to say if he would vote to add GLBT provisions to the comprehensive immigration reform bill because he’s afraid it would sink the bill. Not exactly the behavior you want from the senior senator from a marriage equality state.
The U.S. government is selling a real Air Force One, used from 1975-2005 with starting bids of only $50,000. It presumably had all the cool stuff removed, but I can imagine someone with the ego of say, Kanye West would buy it just for the bling factor.
Scientists are starting to understand how identical twins develop different personalities even with identical DNA, and brain growth is the key. It could be an interesting step to understanding gay/straight twin combinations.
As expected, Bill Donahue of the Catholic League is furious about David Bowie’s new video. “David Bowie is back, but hopefully not for long. The switch-hitting, bisexual, senior citizen from London has resurfaced, this time playing a Jesus-like character who hangs out in a nightclub dump frequented by priests, cardinals and half-naked women.”
Ricky Martin has written to the Puerto Rican governor demanding “the same rights for all Puerto Rico citizens.”
I’ve been following the copyright trolling of Prenda law for months, because it’s disgusting. But after a federal judge ordered all courts that Prenda is involved with be provided his ruling against the firm and his notes on how shady they are, the firm provided it to the court in Georgia, but noted it should be ignored, because California laws are different than Georgia laws, notably because California recognizes same-sex marriage. Because that’s relevant. And not exactly true.
YouTube took the covers off their pay channels yesterday, naming 50 providers you can subscribe to for $.99/month, including Sesame Street and MMA. Does this mean I’m no longer going to be able to watch the celebrity visits for free?
Senator John McCain introduced a bill to force cable companies and media companies from bundling channels and would require them to offer a la carte pricing, plus provide penalties if broadcast networks move to cable like CBS and Fox are threatening to. This will never pass, because cable companies hate the idea of removing bundles, and broadcasters feat the other parts, and will pay anything to stop the bill. About $15/month of my cable bill is for sports channels I never watch and would love to not pay for.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton thinks there’s something fishy about Chris Kluwe being let go from the Vikings. “Yeah, I don’t feel good about it. I’m not in a position to evaluate the relative punting abilities, but it seems to me the general manager said, right after the draft, they were going to have competition. Well, they bring the one guy in, he kicks for a weekend and that’s competition? I just think sports officials ought to be honest about what the heck is going on, same way I think public officials should be honest about what’s going on, so that bothers me probably as much, if not more, than the actual decision.”
Joss Whedon has denied reports that he’s making $100 million to work on Marvel projects. “I was going to let it slide, but I’ve got this sour taste in my mouth. (Mmmm, lemonade!). Some facts are not facts. I’m not going to go into the whole thing, but jeepers, I’m not getting $100 mil on Avengers 2. If I were, I would come on this site and laugh and laugh and laugh. I’m not making Downey money. I’m making A LOT, which is exciting. I’m not pretending to be a poor farmer, an Everyman, an ANYman. But that number is nuts.” He also denies eating unicorn meat.
Predictably, One Million Moms is angry about Gay Days at Disney World (which I’m still dying to go to one day). “This event is planned with the intent to expose and desensitize children to this lifestyle by same-sex couples holding hands, hugging and kissing. In short, a Gay Day participant’s main goal is to be seen versus seeing Disney World. In past years when we have contacted Disney representatives about this same issue, their response was simply that they do not sponsor this event.” It’s officially a Star Wars celebration that weekend at Disney, and let’s face it, geeks with light sabers can be way more inappropriate than a bunch of gay people holding hands, hugging, and kissing.
I’ve never heard of Chrissey Teigen, but apparently she’s dating John Legend. I wouldn’t normally post about celebrities I don’t know anything about, but her response to the New York Post writing that Legend cheated on her is classic. “Gonna buy a parrot for the sole reason of it sh*tting on the post every day.”
The Venture Brothers is easily one of the most insane shows to ever grace a television, and it’s coming back this summer for more insanity. If you haven’t been watching, well, I’m not sure we can still be friends. But if you want to catch up, this summary of the first four seasons will help.
Comedy Central has their new CC Studios group that is full of shows that aren’t quite ready for television, but might be some day. I’ve never watched Push and Believe, but this segment deals with some gay stuff in a fairly upfront manner, which is better than most of their shows, which tend to skew towards the uber-masculine realm.
The X Games are leaving Los Angeles, which puts them up for bid, and Detroit really wants them. Oddly, Detroit’s blend of modern industry and post-apocalyptic landscape from the upheavals in the auto industry provide an interesting backdrop for this rather stunning promotional video for the games.
Disney’s first animated Marvel film will be Big Hero Six, which I understand is based on a comic. The animation here looks like nothing I’ve ever seen from Disney before.
I’ve been staring at this Kickstarter for a while, not sure what to make of BAAHS, or Big Ass Amazingly Awesome Homosexual Sheep, which is essentially an inflatable disco shaped like a sheep that they want to build for Burning Man. They’re getting fairly close to their goal, which just proves people will fund anything. Would you like to dance in an inflatable sheep? Precisely what substance would you need to be on to get the most from the experience?
Radio Shack decided to try and get viral with a commercial for the Beats Pill portable speaker. But they obviously don’t think it resembles a pill so much as something else very different, which they push in the most sexist way possible. Want to impress me, Radio Shack? Give me the gay version of this ad.
This video is 4.5 years old, but started going viral again this week. It asks a very basic question: When did you decide to be straight?
An audience suggestion on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon proposed something called an up close serenade, with Lady Antebellum providing the singing. Honestly, if I was this guy, I wouldn’t have been able to stand up to retake my seat afterward due to my insane crush on Charles Kelley. Just give me a minute, and can we turn the camera off, please?