Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan, Neil Patrick Harris was a Goonie Loonie, Larry Kramer weds David Webster
Prince Harry has finally had a cuddle with his royal nephew, and revealed his (predictable) plans for the little guy’s life, “to make sure he has a good upbringing, to keep him out of harm’s way and make sure he has fun.”
Rutgers fired their last athletic director Tim Parnetti for allowing their basketball coach Mike Rice to use violent coaching and homophobic slurs with the team. Now they’ve hired Julie Hermann to replace him, an out lesbian.
Larry the Cable Guy may make millions playing the redneck on television, but he’s fairly enlightened about marriage equality. “It ain’t affecting my life. Why can’t people mind their own business, you know what I mean? We live in America, lighten up!”
As expected, the FEC formally adopted guidelines that will allow same-sex spouses to make joint political donations from individual accounts.
The Restore Honor to American Service Members Act has been introduced in the House. It would direct the Pentagon to update military records for those discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell that received General Discharges or other than honorable discharges. Anything but an honorable discharge can have an effect on hiring, voting, and claiming benefits.
Meanwhile, the Financial Services Appropriations Bill contains language that would make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity as part of federal jury selections.
Frank Ocean is still not a Chris Brown fan, posting a long text message on his Tumblr with the lyrics “You could stay seated I’m taking that Grammy, your music is sloppy.”
Larry Kramer has married his longtime partner David Webster from his hospital bed where he is recuperating from surgery. Congratulations to the happy couple! Well, to David. I’ve never been convinced that Larry does happy.
So will Scott become an Alpha on Teen Wolf? According to Jeff Davis, “Scott is well on his way to becoming an Alpha. Whether he remains a True Alpha — one who doesn’t have to kill or steal the power — and who survives to make up his pack, might be the important questions.”
The Human Rights Campaign is calling on NBC, the official broadcaster of the Olympic Games, to call out Russia’s anti-gay policies during their telecast. Chad Griffin says “NBCUniversal, which has the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in the United States, has a unique opportunity — and a responsibility — to expose this inhumane and unjust law to the millions of American viewers who will tune in to watch the Games.’ While NBC is certainly a gay inclusive company, don’t expect them to risk their money with taking a stance. If you recall, they cut away from Matthew Mitcham hugging Lachlan after he won his gold.
Yeah, the whole Paula Deen thing might be worse than we thought. And these stories are from one of her oldest employees, and she’s not suing Paula.
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively wants to add to the First Amendment, evidently because he thinks religion needs even more protection. “The First Amendment Supremacy Clause is designed to ensure that the first principles of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution, namely religious liberty and freedom of expression, are preserved and honored as essential values deeply rooted in our history and laws, as against the claims and reach of the newly invented category of law known as Sexual Orientation Regulations. It is the purpose of this legislation to clearly recognize and affirm that laws and policies based on sexual orientation, gender identity or like terms have no power to infringe upon or otherwise restrict the inalienable rights of Americans which are enshrined in the First Amendment, and which many generations of our citizens have shed their precious blood to protect.”
Would you play a video game from Neil Gaiman? Of course you would.
The seemingly permanently delayed Knights of Badassdom finally has a distributor, and will be released day and date in theaters and VOD. The story follows a group of LARPers who accidentally summon a real demon from hell and have to figure out how to counter it.
Neil Patrick Harris is serving as the guest editor of Moviefone right now, and he sat down to talk about the movies he loved as a child, from Goonies to The Muppet Movie, and why. I have to admit, he’s either got really great taste in movies, or it could just be the fact that we’re about the same age.
Dan Bull churns out a lot of topical songs on his YouTube channel, and his latest is “The Porn Minister” about the UK’s PM David Cameron planning to make adult content filters the default on all internet connections. It’s pretty funny, and he even subtitled it for people who don’t speak British.
Tim Gunn has officially endorsed Christine Quinn for Mayor of NYC, and while he does take time to talk about serious issues like education that are important to him, there’s something about Tim Gunn talking that just makes you think “catch phrase” at certain moments. Quinn might be wise to get those moments put on signs and t-shirts.
Snowpiercer has a new trailer out, and while I still don’t get why you would try and save humanity from an Ice Age by putting them on a giant train that travels the world, I kind of like dirty tough Chris Evans, and it looks like he kicks some major ass in this film.
There are too many jokes to make about this commercial that John Travolta made in Brazil, but legal advises me that I shouldn’t make them, so I’ll leave that to you in the comments.
Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and the irony is not lost on her. See a clip of her performance, followed by her discussing the role.
You all know the chorus that Mary Lambert sings on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love.” But what non of us seemed to know was that she’d turned that chorus into a whole song on her own, and posted it back in May, which all the blogs seem to have discovered today. May she have all the success with hers that Macklemore is enjoying with his.
David Beckham has a new cologne to sell, and being David Beckham, the most efficient way to sell something is to take your shirt off. But what does it smell like?