Snow White vs Elsa, Sears Nude Portrait Studio, Baby Derek heads to Criminal Minds
Frank Darabont pitched Norma Reedus an idea about how to play Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead. “I remember Frank Darabont, after the first season, we were at a party in L.A. He said, ’I’ve got an idea for Daryl. He’s gay. Would you be interested in that?’ I was like, ’Let me hear you out.’ He said, ’Well, he’s prison gay. Like, you’ll catch him looking at a member of the same sex, but if you mention it to him, he’ll just stab you and be like, What the f***? He will never admit it.’ I was like, ’That’ll blow minds — let’s do that.’ And he said, ’I knew I hired you for a reason.'” That’s charming.
The International Olympic Committee has added a clause to the contract potential host countries sign when they win the right to host the Olympics that bars discrimination on any grounds, modeled on the language of Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter. To me it sounds more like window dressing that something enforceable, but I suppose we’ll see when the next selection round comes up.
Kathryn Knott, one of the three charged attackers in the Philadelphia gay bashing has a history of anti-gay tweets, but her Twitter account has gotten her suspended from the hospital she works at while they investigate the possibility she tweeted confidential patient records like x-rays.
RuPaul is not happy with how Facebook is requiring real names of drag performers. “In showbiz, there’s no such thing as bad publicity as long as they spell your name right. But it’s bad policy when Facebook strips the rights of creative individuals who have blossomed into something even more fabulous than the name their mama gave them.”
The effort by Rep. Jared Polis to use a discharge petition to move ENDA to a vote has stalled at 190 signatures, far short of the 218 required to force a vote. So far no Republicans have signed, and four Democrats, mostly from conservative states that may find the narrowed religious exemptions problematic have failed to sign. An effort is also underway to attach the bill to a larger legislative vehicle.
Zachary Levi is looking to produce and star in a musical series at NBC with Eva Longoria called Tuned, which “is described as a musical half-hour about an ambitious New Yorker — a role intended for Levi — whose life is upended by sudden musical hallucinations. While these vivid hallucinations threaten to completely derail his enviable life, he’ll eventually realize that they might lead him on a more fulfilling journey.”
Baby Derek is moving on. Ian Nelson is set to guest on Criminal Minds as “an emotionally complex teen unnerved by taunts he and his friends receive in the form of morbid selfies posted online.”
Northern Ireland’s new Health Minister Jim Wells is under fire after it surfaced that he responded to a request from Belfast Pride by calling Pride “repugnant.” When citizens and PinkNews began asking him about it on Twitter he responded by blocking them. This is all on his first day on the job, having been promoted to replace Edwin Poots, who left after refusing to lift the ban on gay men donating blood. Does no one vet these people?
Melbourne gay club Poof Doof has notified patrons that anyone caught using meth or GHB will receive a lifetime ban from the club, and from hundreds of Australian clubs that share bans via the Scantek system. The bans are permanent, with no appeal. “After seeing how these horrific drugs have affected our community, Poof Doof has decided to take action. Far be it from us to tell you what to do – we’re not the fun police – but we are putting our foot down with regards to what goes on whilst you’re all in our care on Saturday nights. Any doofer caught with these substances inside Poof Doof will be banned for life via the Scantek security system. This means that individual will also be banned for life at all other Scantek venues.”
Zach Dasher is the Duck Dynasty cousin who is running for Congress in Louisiana. “He has been officially and thoroughly vetted by the Robertson clan.” But beyond that, his wife has some interesting things to say about her interactions with The Gays. “I have had folks sit on my couch who have come out of all kinds of addictions; alcohol, heroin, homosexuality, etc and hear them talk of healing and how they were able, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to overcome a life that was destroying them. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
Would you like some fan fiction that removes all the evil witchcraft from the Harry Potter series and replaces it with Christianity and religion instead?
One of my favorite movies when I was younger was Real Genius. I like the smart guy winning in an epic way, and being the coolest guy on campus. Plus, Val Kilmer was really hot. Still, I don’t think that it can work as a television series, but that’s what they seem determined to do. How many houses can they destroy with lasers and popcorn in a season? And how do you top an ending like that?
Oxygen is in the middle of a rebranding, and part of that involves a new VP of Original Programming and Development in out exec Rod Aissa, their answer to Andy Cohen at Bravo. One of the first of five new original series they announced is The Prancing Elites, based around the Alabama dance troupe that marched in a parade in Mobile by invitation, only to be branded perverts for their very out style. They later appeared on a web redemption on Tosh.0.
Michael J. Willett doesn’t seem to think that Shane has much of a chance with the whole celibacy thing on Faking It. “Shane can’t really be tied down — at least not yet. He tries. He means well, but he can’t. He gives the whole celibacy thing a try, but we’ll see what happens. But there’s a couple of guys that catch his eye this season. They’re all very fit and athletic in nature, so those are the upsides. It will be fun!”
I’m a big fan of the Epic Rap Battle series, and this time we’ve got Snow White vs. Elsa. It’s kind of perfect because it fits the model of Old School vs. New School rap, since these are original and new generation princesses. One thing it does prove is that just because you’ve got staying power doesn’t mean you’ve got skills.
While KLM admits that it does not use puppies as part of their lost and found program, they do strive to return lost items to their guests as quickly as possible, and sometimes before they even know that they’re missing. Considering the stress of airline travel these days, I think at the very least they could have a therapy dog in the Lost Luggage department.
While I hesitate to include comedy about the celebrity nude photo leak, Jimmy Kimmel has been a go to host to talk about it, with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting talking about her pictures on the show. So perhaps he has some credibility. But if stars want to keep their nude photos safe, they should probably resort to hard copies that they can forget in a shoebox when they move. And what better place to take your naked photos than a legendary name that you can trust, Sears Nude Portrait Studios. Plus he gets bonus points for including male celebs in the video.
Cody Saintgnue likes to sing in the shower, and as long as he shares what that looks like, I’m fine with it. We need something after Teen Wolf made really lousy use of their lacrosse locker rooms this season.