Meme: kd lang Takes Broadway, JK Rowling Announces New Movie, Icona Pop Visits Ballroom Culture

kd lang is set to make her Broadway debut in After Midnight, a musical about Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club. She’ll be taking over the role played off Broadway by Kyle Dean MasseyFantasia Barrino.

The low budget film Contest will premiere on Cartoon Network next month as part of their anti-bullying campaign. Shot on a shoestring, it tells the story of a young man and his bully who become friends through a cooking contest. It was a passion project for Dan Flaherty and Kenton Duty, but also stars local favorite Kyle Dean Massey.

In what has to be the weirdest custody settlement in recent memory, battling exes David Tutera and Ryan Jurica have decided to split up their twins, with one going to each of them.

In the wake of a lot of leaks, Congress is deciding to define what a “journalist” is for legal purposes, so it’s easier to prosecute people they deem not to be journalists. Oddly, under this new definition, I would qualify for shield protection.

Invisible buildings are evidently a thing, with the permits for one being approved in South Korea.

Take a moment to ponder the fact that Voyager has indeed left the solar system. Something built on earth, by human hands is officially in Jenelle Evans Nathan Griffininterstellar space and transmitting back to the apes who made it. That’s pretty cool.

Teen Mom Jenelle Evans told the truth when her boyfriend was pulled over for reckless driving, which is commendable. So why was he swerving all over the road? “Honestly, we were trying to have sex.” And it was captured on the dashcam of the police car. No word on if he let them go, but since I’m not allowed to use a cell phone while driving, I’m assuming trying to bone your significant other is frowned upon.

God’s mercy is on display again when a teacher was fired after coming out as a lesbian at the Catholic school she had taught at for 18 years.

GSN has ordered 8 episodes of Skin Wars, a body painting competition. This has the potential to be incredibly sexy.

Bishop Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis blames Satan for marriage equality. “Today many evil forces have set their sights on the dissolution of marriage and the debasing of family life. Sodomy, abortion, contraception, pornography, the redefinition of marriage, and the denial of objective truth are just some of the forces threatening the stability of our civilization. The source of these machinations is none other than the Father of Lies. Satan knows all too well the value that Mister Ceethe family contributes to the fabric of a good solid society, as well as the future of God’s work on earth.” Honestly, I thought it was the wedding planning industry, who was fed up always planning and never being the groom.

Hot 97’s Mister Cee, who has had run ins with the law over cross dressing male prostitutes in the past, has resigned from his influential show in the wake of more accusations. But the departure was handled smoothly, with many talking about it being an important moment for homophobia in hip-hop.

A Pennsylvania judges has ordered the Montgomery County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying that he exceeded his authority, and if he felt the law banning marriage equality was unconstitutional, he should have filed a lawsuit. Honestly, this is how I expected this one to go. Unhung HeroNow bring on the lawsuits!

Breaking Glass Pictures has nabbed the rights for Unhung Hero, a documentary based on a man whose girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal because he was too small. Down there. He goes on a quest to talk to exes, doctors, and porn stars about his endowment. Would you watch this? Sober?

JK Rowling and Warner Bros have announced a return to the world of Harry Potter – and literally the world. The movie will be based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the adventures of the author Newt Scamander. This places the story about 70 years before the events on Harry Potter, but the wizarding world isn’t big on change, so it should feel familiar. Rowling herself will write the screenplay, and the plan is to make multiple movies.

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In some ways, flash mob proposals are so 2011, but sometimes the energy of one catches your eye, like this Home Depot proposal that Spencer made to Betty Who’s “Somebody To Love” (Betty Who’s publicist sent it over to JoeMyGod, so there’s support from the artist). He said yes, of course. Note to my future ex-husbands: This sort of thing is cute from a distance, but if you try this on me, I’m dumping your ass out of utter embarrassment, I just couldn’t deal with it. The Salt Lake City Home Depot seems to have been quite supportive, even caging off the area for the proposal, so Maybe the AFA dropped their boycott too soon?

Sometimes you watch a trailer and are literally left there saying out loud “What did I just watch?” Such is the case with Jared Leto’s Mr. Nobody, where he plays a man who never makes a decision, and therefore may or may not exist. Can someone explain this to me? It’s more confusing than how Leto manages not to age.

Backstage on Bethenny, Gilles Marini drew a question from the fishbowl that asked him if he’d ever lie to help a famous friend stay in the closet, and he seemed utterly flabbergasted by the idea.

Icona Pop’s “I Love It” may be the most ear wormy song on the planet, but their followup “All Night” is notable for the video, which has them exploring the Ball culture of New York. This is fierce.

Bryan Fischer thinks that the gays are persecuting Christians and outlawing faith, shouting “Homo Akbar!” as we go. I think I’m going to start every morning shouting “Homo Akbar!”

Meanwhile, Linda Harvey thinks that GLSEN, which has a mission of helping GLBT youth, is pure evil, even if they sincerely believe in what they’re doing. Trust me Linda, there’s evil involved here, but it’s not GLSEN.

Finally, Doug Strahm brings us the story of a tough guy trying to come to terms with being gay and in love. One thing is for sure, muscle bears make the best cuddlers.


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