Protect Marriage throws another lawsuit to reinstate Prop 8, Jimmy Kimmel tells kids they’re screwed, will Shatterstar and Rictor make The X-Force Movie?
Remember when Jennifer Lopez got called out for performing for a virtual dictator with huge human rights violations, and her people said she wouldn’t have done it if they’d bothered to Google the guy? Well, it’s not an isolated incident, and she’s taken big seven figure paychecks for performing for some of the worst human rights violators in the world over the last few years.
Texas has passed their draconian anti-abortion bill, which Democrats are now using as a rallying cry to turn the state blue. As much as I’d like to see that, yeah, good luck with that.
New Australian PM Kevin Rudd may have come around to support marriage equality, but his sister, who just returned from a trip to Russia thinks the nation should enact its own “gay propaganda”law. “I think that there should be a law (in Australia) protecting children from the propaganda of homosexuality as normal. They’re trying to build their family life and structure in Russia and people in the West don’t seem to understand our family life and structures are breaking down. I guess the bottom line, if there’s one thing I can say that can’t be challenged, it’s that society needs to protect its children as best they can.”
Grown Ups 2, with its gay panic humor that Sony Pictures head Amy Pascal promised she wouldn’t greenlight anymore is locked in a battle for the box office win with Despicable Me 2, each closing in on a $46 million weekend, with Pacific Rim set for third with $37 million.
As the call for a boycott of Ender’s Game hits the mainstream, one unlikely gay activist isn’t supporting the boycott. Dustin Lance Black says “No way am I boycotting. We haven’t been getting the numbers we’ve seen by disengaging.” Love you, Lance, but you’re so wrong here. We’re doing the opposite of disengaging. As a side note, the piece says that Orson Scott Card left the board of NOM earlier this year, but I seriously doubt he changed his views.
Meanwhile, Maggie Gallagher thinks the call for a boycott is McCarthyism. “It seems very strange to me that so many artists and people on the left are supporting the idea that to make art in the mainstream you have to have the right political opinions. This used to be considered the heart of McCarthyism: loyalty oaths for filmmakers as the condition for working in the film industry.” This from a woman whose organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks and General Mills.
Protect Marriage has filed another lawsuit to try and reinstate Prop 8, this time alleging that since only two counties were part of the Prop 8 suit, the other 56 counties are still bound by the law.
Chronicle’s Max Landis is set to direct Me Him Her, a movie about “sexual identity” that will star Dustin Milligan, Luke Bracey, and Emily Meade. There’s not much plot available, but it we’re talking sexual identity and have two male stars and one female, could we possibly be getting some positive bisexual male representation?
A high school principal in Ottumwa, Iowa has banned the drama club from performing The Laramie Project. “The play is too adult for a high school production, but it does preach a great message.”
The North Carolina Attorney General will not block the ACLU from amending their lawsuit challenging the marriage equality ban to include single parent and same-sex adoption. That doesn’t mean he’s not defending the law, but simply that he will allow it to play out in the courts.
It turns out that if you can get men to stop lying about the size of their dicks, you’ll find out their dicks are much smaller than they like to think, on average about 5.57″. So how do you get honesty? Fit them for sized condoms, and the evidence is right there.
In one of the more laughable lawsuits, a lawyer is suing Apple because they didn’t make their products stop his porn addiction. He thinks that computers should come with hardcore filtering software standard, and if you want adult content, you should have to sign a waiver. He also says that the porn has caused his wife distress, as porn causes unfair competition and interference in the marital contract because his wife can’t compete with adult film stars.
Elizabeth Banks thinks that her Hunger Games character Effie Trinket might be gay or more. “My vision of the Capitol [in the film series] is pansexual like ancient Rome, where everybody’s doing everybody,”
You know those wearable fitness bands that you never take off, and they monitor your exercise, your sleep and more (that I’ve been looking at very closely)? It seems it’s very easy to look at someone’s data and figure out exactly when they’re having sex. And since you upload your data to websites, and can even share the data, well, you could be sharing a whole lot more than you expected.
Autoheart is an absolutely adorable young band with a song called “Moscow” that they say is about the “daft optimism of being in love.” They close out the catchy tune with a protest of the new “gay propaganda laws” in Russia, with two men kissing in front of the Kremlin.
From the Family Equality Council comes The Outspoken Generation, with young people such as Zach Wahls talking about having been raised by gay parents, and the love that creates a family. When these kids reach power, the world is going to be such an amazing place.
The Nerdist posted a short bit with Chris Colfer at the Course of the Force fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation earlier this week, but now they’ve put up the extended interview, in which Chris claims to be smuggling out valuables in his Chewbacca backpack, because “nobody is going to search your Wookie.” I don’t know about that, Chris. I think quite a few people wanna search your Wookie.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 has their first teaser trailer out, and it looks like the dragons are fully trained. Plus Hiccup has definitely grown into a sexier version of himself, if a little reckless.
Al Vernacchio is a high school educator who believes in speaking to his students in simple, frank terms about sex. The problem is that most people talk about sex using baseball metaphors – first base, scoring, etc. And he thinks that’s got some inherent problems, from setting it up as a game to having winners and losers. He thinks that a better way to think about sex is to think of it like pizza. And let’s face it, sex and pizza are two things that even when it’s not that great, it’s still pretty good.
Jimmy Kimmel is back with another Kimmel Kartoon, in which a father informs his son in Schoolhouse Rock style that the world, and Congress in particular is so screwed up at this point that he’s totally screwed.
Sit back, pop Night Stroll full screen and turn up the sound to fully experience this lighted run through Tokyo.