NBC profiles antigay mission of Scott Lively, Neil Patrick Harris misses drinking at awards shows, Adam Lambert’s Glee role gets rewrites
There are some rewrites to Adam Lambert’s role on Glee. I’m not going to spoil them here, but this makes more sense to how Chris Colfer described the role.
The three Arkansas students who were banned from school until they could prove their HIV status have returned to class, and it appears that the school didn’t back down on their illegal actions, so the students likely took the tests. So many people need to lose their jobs over this.
Is there such a thing as “top privilege” in the gay community? Is that perhaps the most ridiculous thing we do to our own?
In Sweden, a court says that it’s not illegal to masturbate in public, so long as it’s not directed at anyone in particular.
Bravo will be hosting a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 10 year reunion in October, with the five original cast members, about how the show changed the television landscape, and what everyone has been up to since. Personally, I want to know why my crush Kyan isn’t on my television more.
While it’s always dangerous to trust something Stan Lee says in an offhand manner, he’s now said that Marvel is planning an Inhumans movie, which sounds plausible as they’ve been ramping up the title in the comics.
Adam Pally has been upped to a series regular on The Mindy Project. I miss Max.
The Department of Labor has issued guidelines that same sex spouses will be recognized for purposes of pension plans. This would be great if companies still had pension plans.
The Family Research Council says that the Southern Poverty Law Group should be prosecuted for inspiring the shooter at their D.C. offices last year, claiming he was driven to the action because they were designated as a hate group by the SLPC. They falsely claim that a minister who inspired a gunman would have been prosecuted.
Could Modern Family be headed to Australia? After producer Chris Lloyd made an offhand comment that the show would like to do another location shoot, possibly down under, the Australian Tourism Board is reportedly offering to cover the cost of travel for the entire production team. I have weird images of Mitchell being forced to uncomfortably hold a koala.
In the fight to overturn the ban on marriage equality in Michigan, the state has filed arguments saying the state has an interest in regulating sexual relationships between men and women to encourage conception. While the population of Detroit has plummeted in recent months, I doubt banning gay couples from marrying will encourage a magic population boom.
Cher was not a fan of Miley Cyrus’ performance on the VMAs. “I’m not old-fashioned. She could have come out naked, and if she’d just rocked the house, I would have said, ‘You go, girl.’ It just wasn’t done well. She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated. If you’re going to go that far, then think about it before you do it.” Cher later felt bad about her comments (not her critique of the performance, just the comments) and took to Twitter to apologize.
Starbucks CEO penned an open letter to gun nuts asking them to keep their weapons out of his restaurants. He stopped short of a ban, saying that just set up confrontations between the store’s personnel and the armed public, but that everyone had the right to feel at ease in Starbucks, and open weapons were contrary to that.
Daniel Radcliffe says that there was talk of a nude scene in his project with Jon Hamm, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, but he asked that it be removed. “I think there was a discussion about possible nudity for one scene and I think my comment was, ’I got naked in three films last year, please can I not?’ At some point everyone’s going to start assuming I’m an exhibitionist.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu says that he fights for gay rights because God wants him to. “It’s God catching me by my neck.”
While yesterday we were treated to Henry Cavill in a picture with Super Grover, his actual Sesame Street spot was with Elmo, teaching children what the word “Respect” meant, and rewriting a beloved children’s fairy tale at the same time. I was really hoping for a big green screen super hero mashup.
Pat Robertson is at it again, saying the the nondiscrimination law passed in San Antonio will cause Christians to be thrown in jail. I just hope he doesn’t find out about the lions we ordered. Got to keep it historically accurate, since he seems to be all about accuracy.
I’m not entirely sure how you put a GoPro camera on the back of an eagle, but the footage of it soaring through the French Alps is spectacular.
Naya Rivera sat down to talk about her new love interest on Glee, and how she warmed her up in her trailer. One million lesbians over at AfterEllen.com just fainted. Can someone bring some smelling salts?
At Equality Utah’s annual dinner, legend Robert Redford was the guest speaker, talking about his belief in equality for all, and how when he first wanted to show GLBT films at Sundance, he got some pushback from the Mormon controlled setting.
Neil Patrick Harris says that he doesn’t want to repeat himself with a big musical opening for the Emmys, and how he’s not the type of host to poke fun at the guests. But he’s not above hoping someone falls on their way up to the stage, or lamenting that the awards are now alcohol free so that things don’t get “messy.”
Lady Mary is supposed to be how we’re let into the world of Downton Abbey, how we understand the duties and privileges of being a noble. But mostly, she’s just depressing, and it seems to hit new heights with the death of her husband.
NBC News has done a huge expose on anti-gay preacher Scott Lively,and how he exports his special brand of homophobia worldwide. It’s worth checking out the whole thing, from Uganda to Russia to how President Obama is working with Satanic gays to bring about the end times.