Matt Bomer’s future on White Collar in question, the rap version of “Achy Breaky Heart” has arrived, the sweetest lube ad ever
Deadline is reporting that the future of White Collar is in question. They feel that eventually a final sixth season or a miniseries to conclude the show will be worked out. The show has just gotten too expensive, and Matt Bomer is almost too busy. While they’ve been working on a deal, they’ve lost their writers and crew to other shows.
If you’re wearing any of this underwear on Valentine’s Day, you’re probably not getting laid.
Cosmo, ever the hard-hitting journalists, has put together a slide show of their favorite Olympic bulges. If I sound bitter, it’s mostly because I didn’t think of it first.
In Michael Sam news, The New Republic has put together a decent list of teams that they feel are more likely to draft the first openly gay NFL star, and looked at different draft experts to see how high he might go. It’s a more balanced piece than what I had yesterday.
One team that’s open to Michael is the Green Bay Packers. Coach Mike McCarthy says “I think you definitely have to feel that he’s a courageous young man, but my understanding is that he’s a talented player. We’ve always from day one talked about our program and our culture. Ted [Thompson, general manager] and I are going through the draft process right now, and at the end of the day it comes down to good football players. Any player that can come here and be a good teammate, follow the rules of our program which is one, be respectful and produce on the football field, we’ve got room for that guy.”
Meanwhile, The Daily Beast wonders if the almost certain closeted NFL players currently in the league are willing to stay closeted and let a rookie be the first openly gay player in the league. They might want that spotlight for themselves, not to mention potential endorsement deals.
And while the vast majority of reactions to Michael have been positive, one that was less than perfect was from his own father, who found out he was gay via text message shortly before the news broke, and immediately went drinking. I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment. I’m old-school. I’m a man and a woman type of guy.” This is a man that took one of his other sons to Mexico to lose his virginity to a hooker.
The Frisky attempts to give cutesy names to underappreciated men’s body parts, and I just can’t imagine stroking a guy’s dumplings.
Ireland’s Eurovision star Ryan Dolan has come out. “My father was the last person to find out because I was afraid of what he would think. I think he actually took it the better than anyone I told. I couldn’t ask for better parents, they’ve been great to me my whole life. My whole life I built it up in my head. The more I thought about it the harder it got. Telling my father was the main thing because me and my father would be very close.”
And so has Brett Jones, who is a Navy SEAL. And while his essay leaves a lot of questions, the support of his unit does not.
I don’t know anything about the British show Cuckoo, but I do know that when I think of a replacement for Andy Samberg in a comedy, the first name that comes to mind isn’t Taylor Lautner.
The Boy Scouts of America have only recently been allowing openly gay scouts, but they already have their first openly gay Eagle Scout in Pascal Tessier. And despite the Scouts still prohibiting openly gay adult volunteers, Pascal is hopeful. ‘‘On my 18th birthday, I’m planning on applying to be an adult leader for the Boy Scouts so that we push the issue.”
Madame Tussauds in New York has had to pull their Justin Bieber figure because of excessive groping and fondling which has rendered it damaged beyond repair. Somebody call Chris Hanson, because this statue was of 16 year old Bieber.
Real Housewives Brandi Glanville says that since she had her vagina tightened, she doesn’t like giant penises. More for the rest of us who are willing to do the work.
Alexander Skarsgård in a loincloth. That is all.
While American luge athletes don’t care much for the Canadian Institute for Diversity and Inclusion’s PSA about keeping the Olympics gay, Canadian Preston Griffall is fine with it. “We’re two dudes, laying on top of each other in spandex. Of course people are going to make fun of it. In sports, what we’re doing is a completely different issue than what they’re talking about. We’re competing here. I’m not going to look too deeply into it.”
Rush Limbaugh is upset about Michael Sam coming out. “Heterosexuality has no political agenda and there is no agenda attached to it. Heterosexuality does not have activists, but they’re under assault. Heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population — they’re under assault by the 2-5 percent that are homosexual. Why is there a political agenda attached to and driven by homosexuality and there is no corresponding heterosexual agenda? Forget minority versus majority. That’s not what I have in mind here, and it’s not because a minority must do what it has to do to overcome a majority because that’s not the answer. Why is it OK now for a gay man to play football? I thought it was dangerous and leads to concussions, that it was barbaric. I thought that it was too dangerous and leads to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and early death, suicide, but yet, but yet, here comes the first announced gay guy and ’hey cool, man, go for it!'”
The University of Missouri has Michael’s back though. In every possible way.
A Texas tattoo parlor is offering My Little Pony tattoos for $20 as a fundraiser for Stomp Out Bullying. The 11 year old Michael Morones attempted suicide last week after being bullied for loving the show. Owner Tony Wayne says “The story really touched me. I heard he was getting picked on for liking My Little Pony, obviously it’s a little different from what kids his age were watching, and it’s okay to be different, that’s why we wanted to do this. I want kids to know that they’re not alone, that other people go through this type of thing, and that it’s okay to stand up to bullying. If you want to get a tattoo to help this cause and you’re worried about the pain don’t worry we’ll walk you through it, we’ll be real gentle.”
Matt Bomer says he doesn’t’ know anything about Magic Mike 2, but he’s been brainstorming some looks for the movie. “I’ve had a lot of time to ponder it. I can’t drop anything now. But I’ve been thinking about it, for sure. Maybe there will be a themed Ken Doll. Why not?” He’s also willing to do a one-night fundraiser version of the Broadway show, but will leave the regular shows for the professionals.
Be sure the guys you’re hooking up with on Grindr are of age. This is evidently a serious concern in the UK. Does this mean we need to go back to cruising in bars, since they card at the door? I do find it amusing that the story notes that it’s legal to bang a 16 year old, but exchanging naked pics with someone under 18 is illegal.
Miley Cyrus told German Vogue that she finds the ban on marriage equality incomprehensible. “Despite the fact that it’s the 21st century and America is so proud of being a free country, sometimes incomprehensible things happen in our society. There is racism and discrimination. I fight against that. I demand more tolerance, especially for homosexuals, who of course should be allowed to marry.”
Ohio seems to be taking an incremental approach to marriage equality lawsuits. They already have a ruling (under appeal) that allows same-sex spousal names on death certificates, and now four couples are suing the state to allow both spouses’ names to appear on the birth certificates for their children.
Eleven states have filed briefs with the 10th Court of Appeals on Utah’s ban of marriage equality, as did a coalition of churches including the Mormons, Catholics, and Southern Baptists.
AmFAR has pledged $100 million towards finding a cure for HIV by 2020.
And this will help you understand why Tom Daley can’t keep his eyes off of Dan Osborne.
Although we can’t understand why the label Tom shills for, Adidas, bans the word “gay” from their customizable sneakers. Can I get it printed in the tread? I’d love to leave a series of tracks that say “gay” – maybe somebody will even follow them, like a trail of Reece’s Pieces.
One would generally think a commercial for lube would be sexy, like an Andrew Christian underwear ad. But Gun Oil (which is a wonderful product that I love) went a different way for Valentine’s Day, and I completely approve. Ads for our community can be more than just sexy, even if the product is, well, sexy. But I still want more Andrew Christian ads. And PetitQ ads.
Jon Stewart decided to take on Michael Sam’s coming out on his show, and basically nails it. The NFL really does seem to be backed into a corner on the PR front for drafting him.
Being a gay journalist is depressing sometimes. I report on a lot of bad news, bigoted people, and long, drawn out legal issues. It’s easy to be discouraged, and there are times my family worries about my mood. Then something wonderful happens, like this stop-motion video produced by a 7th grader, and you have a bit of hope for future generations.
Anti-gay activist Randy Thomas says that Valentine’s Day is just for the straight people. Which is fine with me personally. I’m just in it for the discount candy on February 15th.
I’m getting excited about the webseries Caper, and frankly, I already ship these two so hard.
I’m really sorry to do this to you, but I watched it, and I’m afraid I just have to share the pain with you. Rapper Buck 22 has teamed up with Billy Ray Cyrus for a rap version of “Achy Breaky 2” along with a bad 1980s space alien video. I know you don’t want to watch, but you know that you can’t resist a trainwreck like this. Click on it. You have no choice.