Joan Rivers responds to CNN interview, People’s Hottest Bachelors gets gayer, Dolly Parton offers to adopt abandoned Glastonbury dog
A poor dog was abandoned at Glastonbury, found in a tent during cleanup. She was nicknamed Dolly after the festival’s most notable performer, Dolly Parton. The pup is currently in a shelter waiting to be claimed by an owner, but if she’s not, Dolly herself has vowed to take the dog home to America with her. She’s even called the shelter to check on her care.
What bestselling books are bought, but never finished?
Joan Rivers has issued a statement concerning the CNN interview she walked out of. “The CNN interviewer was a news reporter and not an entertainment reporter. She did not seem to understand we were talking about a comedy book and not the transcripts from the Nuremburg Trial. Every question was an accusatory one designed to put me on the defensive.” What’s the old rule online? If you invoke the Nazis, you automatically lose the argument?
She’s also refusing to apologize for calling Michelle Obama a “tranny.” “I think it’s a compliment. She’s so attractive, tall, with a beautiful body, great face, does great makeup. Take a look and go back to La Cage Au Follies [sic]. The most gorgeous women are transgender. Stop it already… and if you want to talk about ‘politically correct’, I think this is a ‘politically incorrect’ attack on me because I’m old, Jewish, a woman and a ‘hetty’ – a heteosexual… and I plan to sue the reporter who, when he turned off his camera, tried to touch me inappropriately on the ass – luckily he hit my ankle. Read the book… if you think that’s silly, wait [until] you see what I say about FDR and Eleanor!” To be honest, I never expected an apology from Joan, it’s just not her nature, and would ruin her public persona.
The TSA has issued new instructions that many flights to the U.S. will require you to turn on your electronic devices in security to prove they work, presumably so they’re not carrying cases for bombs. I don’t know why this is a big deal – first, nobody flies with a dead device, that would be torture. And second, many years ago when I traveled constantly for work, before 9/11, I always had to power on my laptop in security for them to check.
Shirtless men at the Anime Expo leave me with odd feelings.
The March for Equality in Kiev was canceled after police said that they would not be able to protect the marchers from protestors.
Ian Thorpe, who has been dogged by questions about his sexuality throughout his career, is set to address them in a new interview next week with Michael Parkinson. I’m not sure what’s left to address, as Thorpe has been pretty clear in the past. “I accept there’s nothing else I can say or do. There’ll always be people who are sceptical; people who want me to be gay, and others who’ll try and use it against me.”
I get confused by the concept of “professional” when it comes to rugby and soccer teams overseas, but the Sydney Convicts have defeated the Macquarie University in the first match between a gay league team and a pro team, despite that pro team sounding like a school.
Alex Walker, son of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is defending the state’s ban on equality, served as a witness for a same sex wedding of a family member on his mother’s side during the brief period that weddings took place in the state. A spokesman for Governor Walker confirmed the event, “Shelli Marquardt is the first lady’s cousin. She is a part of the Walker family who they dearly love.” They dearly love her enough to try and stop her wedding in the courts.
People’s list of the Hottest Bachelors is a lot gayer this year. Making the list are Sam Smith, Omar Sharif, Jr., and Ricky Martin. With so many options to marry, it’s only fair that our bachelors are treated equally on the list.
With young men coming out earlier and earlier these days, when do parents start talking about HIV and safe sex with their kids? Because in Washington, D.C., 50% of new HIV cases among men who have sex with men are between the ages of 13-19.
The United Nations has announced that they will recognize the same-sex marriages of employees in a legal union, regardless of country of origin. “What this means is simple: if you a staff member in a legal union, the UN will recognize it. If you were thinking of entering into one, you can now do so with the full knowledge that the UN will recognize it. Too many of us have suffered under the previous policy. Too many of us have been unable to secure, for example, residency visas, and health benefits for our spouses because of a discriminatory policy that would refuse to recognize our legal partners. This discriminatory practice is now gone.”
RuPaul says she’s ready for a UK version of Drag Race, which Jonathan Ross has been championing. “Let’s do it! I’m ready for it. I’m ready for it… so, what’s the next step? He’s got to pitch it to a network?”
Bioware’s David Gaider is taking some heat on Twitter for Dragon Age: Inquisition’s inclusion of gay mage, Dorian. But Gaider is happy to dispatch the haters. And yes David, you’ll be receiving your cape in 6-8 weeks.
The State Fair is coming up, and I mostly go to blow my diet for one day. Corn dogs, spiral fries, fried apple pies, cotton candy. But my cotton candy never looks like this from China. This is some next level stuff.
Sikh parents believe that you should accept your LGBT children. It’s great advice.
Pip Anderson just won an open casting call for Star Wars VII out of 67,000 applicants. I know nothing about him beyond he’s great at parkour, as evidenced by this Sony commercial from a couple of years ago. I think it’s safe to say he won’t be trapped in a storm trooper uniform if he can move like this. Plus that innocent face.