Sebastian Stan is a strange creature. Beautiful, but strange. He’s in Ricki and the Flash with Meryl Streep, but it wasn’t Meryl that he geeked out over working with, but Rick Springfield. “I was personally very much more concerned about Rick Springfield, because I love him and “Jesse’s Girl.” So when they were rehearsing I was fixated on him, hoping that he would, like, break into song. Finally on the last day I think he did. So I was kinda taken aback by him. Audra (McDonald), she never got into singing but she had amazing stories from all the Broadway years.”
Speaking of Ricki and the Flash, the reviews aren’t great, but I hadn’t noticed from previews that one of the sons in the film, played by Nick Westrate, is gay.
While performing in Sweden, Lenny Kravitz rocked out so hard that he split his leather pants in the front, giving the front row, which included some photographers, a full view of his penis. The big debate I’m seeing on Twitter isn’t so much about the peen, but the fact that it looks like he’s wearing a cock ring. There’s definitely something shiny there, so maybe he just had himself bedazzled?
Fox News has unveiled the slate for their first Republican nomination debate this Thursday, and the usual subjects made the list, from Trump to Kasich. Not making the list were some pretty major names who didn’t poll very well, including Senator Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal, who would have been great for my insomnia. The clowns that didn’t get a seat in the car will get their own debate at 5PM, but won’t be allowed in primetime.
Candace Cameron Bure says that she’s really happy with how she handled her spat with Raven-Symoné on The View over the bigoted bakers. “I was pleased with how I handled myself … There was a lot of difficult feedback to read that was very personal, attacking me, and there was a lot of positive in there as well. I don’t know that I would make the same decisions that the bakers made, as a Christian, but I will always fight for the freedom. That’s what’s so incredible about our country … We have the freedom to live our life the way we’d like to. And everyone deserves that equality and freedom. In the same way, if something conflicts with someone’s deeply held religious beliefs, we should have the freedom to not have to deal with that or to have to be associated with it, just as on the opposite side, they don’t have to either.”
Speaking of The View, Kelly Osbourne is apologizing for her choice of words while discussing Donald Trump’s immigration policies. She had said “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” While it was really poor phrasing that got her jumped on, I understood that she meant that many of the people that Trump wants deported are people doing hard work at jobs that we need them for, and probably in properties that Trump owns. Still, really bad phrasing. She’s clarified. “I want to start by saying I ALWAYS take responsibility for my actions. In this particular case I will take responsibility for my poor choice of words but I will not apologize for being a racist as I am NOT. I whole-hearted f*cked up today. I don’t want to bullshit anyone with lame excuses. Although, I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn’t finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words. I should have known better as I was on ‘The View ‘and it was live. I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole. By the way I clean my own f*cking toilets.”
Robert Downey, Jr. topped Forbes’ list of highest paid actors, raking in $80 million last year, which explains him declaring Ferrari Day last week. He was followed by Jackie Chan at $50 million, Vin Diesel at $47 million, Bradley Cooper at $41.5 million, and somehow Adam Sandler made $40 million. Weirdly, Chris Pratt, who is everywhere, only made $13 million.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Christopher Hyndman, particularly his partner Steven Sabados. Hyndman was found dead in an alley near his home in Toronto. Most familiar to U.S. audiences from Designer Guys, which he starred in with Sabados, he was a prolific television presenter. No details of what happened are available.
The Maine Supreme Court has ruled against the National Organization for Marriage’s appeal of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices ruling that it must reveal it’s donors. NOM continues to lose cases across the country trying to keep their donors secret. One day we’ll know who the three or four bigots are that produce 95% of the funding.
The Muppetswill be based around late night television, with Kermit producing Up Late with Miss Piggy, which comes on after Jimmy Kimmel in this universe. That allows them to book celebrity guests and real pop acts for the show, but don’t expect that to dominate the action. This is mostly about what happens behind the scenes, including the fact that Kermit and Miss Piggy have broken up. “I have no problem working with my ex, okay? It’s fine. Dating moi is like flying close to the sun. It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens.”
An 18-year-old girl wrote in to an Agony Uncle advice column, upset that the boy she had been dating for a month had confessed that he was gay, and begged her to keep his secret, but she felt like she should out him. Hopefully she takes the agony uncle’s advice. “Even in our much more open society, it is still difficult for gay men and women to be open about their sexuality. Prejudice still exists, even though the law now gives gay people equal rights. I can understand your wish to ‘out’ him, but this sounds like a kind of revenge … I assume he also hasn’t told his parents yet, and that may be very difficult for him.Do tell him how the way he has treated you has made you angry and made you feel like a fool. If he is the nice guy you say he is, he will recognise that and be sorry.”
An Alabama state senate committee has advanced a bill that would take the state out of the business of issuing marriage licenses completely. Instead, spouses would file a signed marriage contract with the probate office. Even for Alabama, this seems spiteful, and there’s a big question on how this might affect federal rights associated with marriage, for gays and straights.
If you’re assuming that professional soccer players like Cristiano Ronaldo speak about only traditionally butch, manly things in the locker room, you’d be wrong. “[We talk] about music, about women, about fashion, about shoes, about suitcases/bags, about jewellery, about haircuts … any more you want me to list?” In other words, it sounds like a gay brunch. Tell me again why there aren’t any out players at that level?
The chorus of voices demanding nudity parity in Hollywood continues to grow, from Prince Joffery to Kevin Bacon, who really wants to #FreeTheBacon. It’s unfair not only to actresses that are being asked to bare more than men, but also unfair to men like Kevin Bacon, who want to show you their bacon. He believes that a show like Game of Thrones, which seems to have three sex scenes per show could easily toss in a couple of willies per episode. He’s even volunteering to play a naked wizard!
I love porn. Most of us do. I prefer mine to be gay, but some people inexplicably like straight. To me it’s not that there’s women in straight porn, but that the guys just don’t stack up the way they do in gay porn. So if I’m that judgmental, you can imagine what happens when you ask a bunch of drag queens like Alyssa Edwards, Alaska, Raven, Raja, Delta Work, and Pandora to watch it. They treat it like they’re judging a pageant.
Scott Lively has finally come out and said what people like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum always just dance around – religious freedom is only for Christians (and probably only certain types of Christians). According to Lively, the religious freedom granted by the Constitution was never meant to apply to Muslims or Hindus. Something about that “no other Gods before me” thing. So he’s now admitted that he wants the U.S. to be a theocracy.