One Direction’s workout routine, behind the scenes of Looking, Call of Duty is so gay
In an interview with BET, Josh Hutcherson was asked who his gay crush was between costars Liam Hemsworth and Lenny Kravitz. “They’re so different. I’d probably say Lenny. Only because, like, the cool, like, artist kind of thing. And he’s just rock and roll through and through. That is just … he’s got it goin’ on.”
Is it possible to be a rocker and a great-grandfather? The world is about to find out because Mick Jagger’s granddaughter Assisi is currently pregnant. Shouldn’t he be sitting on a porch somewhere handing out Werther’s Originals?
Steven Moffat has a pretty good reason for the big twist in Day of the Doctor. “I remember thinking, ‘what was the most important occasion in the Doctor’s life?’ Obviously it was the day he blew up Gallifrey. Then I tried to imagine what writing that scene would be like, and I thought literally – there’s kids on Gallifrey and he’s going to push the button. He wouldn’t. He wouldn’t. I don’t care what’s at stake, he’s not going to do it. So that was the story – of course he never did that. He couldn’t have. He’s the Doctor, he’s the man who doesn’t do that. He’s defined by the fact that he doesn’t do that. Whatever the cost, he will find another way. So it had to be the story of what really happened that he’s forgotten. Of course he didn’t! He’s Doctor Who. He doesn’t do things like that.”
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou supports marriage equality in his country, but accepts that it may take some time before everyone does. “Heterosexual marriage in Taiwan developed over thousands of years of history and Ying-jeou lamented that advancing gay marriage, which is still illegal in the country, is going to take ‘a high degree of consensus’.” When I visited Taipei more than a decade ago, I found it to be remarkably gay friendly, with a nightlife like any major city, and my hotel had no problem directing me to the right bars on the right nights. They did not, however, tell me not to sit on a particular side of the one club, and what it would mean if I did. That took this incredibly sexy Brazilian-Taiwanese man to explain.
Philomena, starring Dame Judi Dench as an elderly woman searching for the gay son taken from her as a teen, did exceptionally well at the specialty box office, earning a $33,249 per screen average. It opens wide next week. (Our Philomena review here.)
But nothing can compare to Catching Fire, which finished the weekend with $160.6 million in the U.S. along, and $307 million globally, snagging the record for best November opening, but missing the best numbers of the year, likely due to a lack of 3D, which inflated ticket prices for Iron Man 3.
The Doctor Who simulcast broke the Guinness Book of World Records for largest simulcast, appearing in 94 countries on six continents at the same time.
GQ has put out their annual list of the least influential people in the world, topped by Dennis Rodman, followed by Paula Deen, then Anthony Weiner. In a weird twist, the list also has Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and President Obama. GQ called Cyrus out for “basically trying every inane strategy she could think of to rile up America’s few remaining pearl clutchers.” Which is what this list seems to be to me about GQ itself.
Speaking of President Obama, he’s announced a six month accord with Iran to cease enriching uranium above a certain level, and slowing their nuclear program beyond civilian uses. Just about nobody is happy about the accord, from Israel to the right wing, but it’s remarkable that we’re talking at all.
There’s not much to be said about Saturday Night Live this week. As one blog put it, it was like the writers decided to make a whole show of second-to-last sketches and run with it, because most of it was a bit strange. Oddly, almost no one has talked about the Animal Hospital sketch, which I really enjoyed. Now Josh Hutcherson’s fey southern character could have come off offensive in the wrong hands, but somehow I found him adorable in a very Leslie Jordan sort of way.
Speaking of Leslie Jordan, he’s the star of the Lane Twins Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Entry, and it shows us just how bold we can be when we’re inspired. You can vote for the commercial, and with enough votes, it could actually air during the Super Bowl, and wouldn’t you love to see Middle America’s reaction to this?
Ultimate Gay Fighter is a real game that’s under development. The goal is to create a fighting game that takes many of the gay stereotypes of the GLBT community and uses them for their strengths. I think there’s a lot of funny material here.
Ben Cohen did not have a good week on Strictly Come Dancing, landing in the bottom of the leaderboard based on points from the judges for his Charleston. I thought Ben actually moved quite a bit more this week than he typically has, and with that outfit, I’m sure he did fine on the audience votes.
This video of One Direction dancing is actually from 1D Day, the celebration for their upcoming album. The music is missing, but other versions show it as “Talk Dirty To Me” by Jason Derulo, who loved the video. Anything is worth watching that gets Niall Horan dancing in his underwear while sporting knee pads. The mind boggles.
They followed that up with a montage of the guys working out, frequently shirtless and sweaty, and often more goofing around than actually working out. They do make the point that a series of stadium shows is very taxing, and they have to stay in good shape to keep up their schedules.
Looking from HBO has been seeking to define what it’s about to viewers, and they often bristle at “the gay Sex and the City” label they often get. Here we get invited to the set to let the cast and producers tell us about the stories they’re trying to tell, and why it was so important to film it on location in San Francisco.
Just about any gamer will testify that online gaming is full of gay slurs. So this video seeks to answer that with the news that everyone who plays Call of Duty is gay. Except this one kid. He’s just an asshole. And will probably be 45 and married when he comes out, after getting arrested having sex in a mall bathroom.