Morning Meme: Chris Colfer Joins “8,” Liam Hemsworth Is a Little Squirrely, and Kevin Keller Starts Dating


Bless Liam Hemsworth, and thank heaven he’s pretty, because his fascination with squirrels makes him come off kind of well, judge for yourself when he sees one. “Look! It’s like a Liam Hemsworthcartoon,” he squeals. “You’re not real!”

The Colorado civil unions bill passed out of a committee last night on a 5-2 vote. A similar bill failed last year.

Just in time for the Oscars, a bankruptcy judge has ruled that Kodak can back out of the naming deal it has for the Kodak Theater. It’s unlikely the owners will have the signage changed before the ceremony next week, but it does set off an interesting dynamic since the Academy has veto power on a new sponsor.

Blabbeando has the details on Verde Verde, the first gay-themed film launched officially in Cuba in seventeen years. Warning: The trailer is very NSFW.

I don’t know how it’s legal for the NYPD to have stopped and frisked 684,330 people last year, over 90% of whom were innocent, and 87% of whom are black or Latino.

Michael Ian BlackMichael Ian Black is never serious, but still, most straight guys wouldn’t say something like this, even in jest. ““I am so comfortable in my sexual skin right now that if somebody wants to stick something up my ass, that’s fine. Just give me the drugs. I’ll be fine. I guess what I’m saying is, I will willingly trade drugs for gay sex.”

Again, I do not get Marina Abramovic’s “art.” She sits and stares at people for hours without responding. Employees at the DMV have been doing that for years. Now she plans an upstate New York museum space where people who get so bored by her art can be wheeled into a sleeping room until they wake up. Most performers would consider that a bad thing.

Aretha Franklin has reportedly been asked to sing at Whitney Houston’s funeral. It’s hard to argue with the queen of soul, but maybe they should give Amber Riley a chance too, because she nailed it on Glee.

If you recall last week, there was an uproar over regulations that would have fined your $1,000 for throwing a football or Frisbee on a Los Angeles County beach. It now seems that the laws were always there, but hadn’t been enforced in over 40 years. They’re now being rewritten to clarify the meaning, but you and your hacky sack are safe.

George Clooney isn’t as much of a movie star as he appears. He makes the movies he wants to make, but does it for pennies compared to his peers. And he’s not all red carpets andGeorge Clooney paparazzi. He “makes his home on the ‘wrong’ side of the Hollywood Hills in a comfortable but unpretentious Tudor-style Studio City estate; and watches ESPN and Modern Family as well as everything from The Soup to Jersey Shore. In other words, his life is disturbingly like yours.”

Religious group Faithful America marched on Rockefeller Center in New York City to deliver 20,000 signatures on a petition for MSNBC to stop having hate group leader Tony Perkins on the network to speak on gay or religious issues.

Eliza Coupe says that her scene with a shirtless James Wolk wasn’t precisely in the script. ” We were just supposed to take his shirt off in that scene, and then I, of course, got very uncomfortably close to him… What’s funny is that there’s a scene where Damon’s coming down the stairs and I’m like basically groping this man, and when they yelled, ’Cut,’ Damon was like, ’You should really just put your hands all over him.’ And I’m like, ’Okay. Done and done.'” I wouldn’t have needed outside encouragement.

Does anyone have a spare $50 million I can have to build a roller coaster that simulates zero gravity? Because I really want to ride it.

Matt BomerMatt Bomer was sexy even in high school. It doesn’t seen quite fair that he didn’t have awkward teenage years.

I didn’t blog about these awesome underwater dog photos last week when I saw them because I thought they were just a little too esoteric. But now they’ve gone beyond mainstream, and they have a dramatic back story as well.

Kevin Keller’s new ongoing series comes out next week, and it will find him navigating life as a gay teen, even in idyllic Riverdale. So the problems are never that rough. But he will have gay friends and tackle dating, so at least he won’t be the only gay in the village, and that’s truly remarkable if you think about it. He’s going to have a prom issue, and spend the summer working as a lifeguard, so we get to see what kind of abs they can draw.

As if the star power for Dustin Lance Black’s production of 8 wasn’t high enough, they’ve now added Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly and Chris Colfer to the cast. Colfer is going to play Ryan Kendall, who testified about his experience being sent to reparative therapy by his parents.

I know you’re cute and talented and adorable, but dude, enough with the Instagram – it hides the cute

 She’ll also get to do that later, with the real thing. Lucky girl

 So this perception meme is making its way around the internet. I thought it was kind of dumb at first, but a few of them are cute.

 For example, gay men

 Followed by single gay men (that may or may not be me bottom right)

Matthew Mitcham put out the diving one, which may have content from this post

Grant Gustin still looks like a Ralph Lauren ad

Sara Leon interviewing Adam Lambert and his impossible lashes

 At first, this caption was about how Sir Ian was taking a meeting for some charity work. Then I saw the dog.

Somebody please rescue that poor puppy!

I’ve played games like Rom-Com-versations before, but generally with sex terms. I’m not sure I have the pop culture recall to manage this sort of banter. But I speak tramp fluently.


This Gay Bar Rejection Tutorial is a year old, but I just found it. Oddly, this is how most of my nights out go these days. The art of flirting is lost these days.


As long as we’re reviewing what it’s like to be single on Valentine’s Day, Steam Room Stories is ready to chime in on the subject.


I probably can’t afford to eat at Alinea, and probably wouldn’t find a dessert made mostly of helium all that satisfying for my money.


Adele finally admitted that maybe her ex deserved some credit for inspiring her album 21, but he doesn’t need credit, because he now has his own album, sure to be the hit of 2012.


Ryan James Yezak continues his gay documentary by releasing What Homosexuality Is Not, which has a nice rhythm, even if it seems a bit shouty. What do we think? His last video drew a lot of opposing reactions.


I had never considered the details of pandas and Viagra, nor thought to compare Ricky Gervais’ endowment to the size of a raccoon until The Daily Show brought it up.


Clay Aiken is coming out for North Carolina families by speaking against Amendment One, which seeks to enshrine discrimination in the state constitution.


Since the last interview I ran with Maggie Gallagher got mixed reviews, I thought I’d see what you thought of her facing off with the panel on Up With Chris. Totally different vibe. But it’s so hard to argue with a true believer, which I’ve decided Maggie is. I had always thought she was in it for the money, but her devotion to her worldview is just too perfect.

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