Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made headlines this week for his rant at a Princeton student about gays. But this is just the latest from Scalia. He, and his son, who ministers to an ex-gay group, don’t actually believe in gay people. They believe in gay behavior. To them, we’re no more real than Santa.
LA Reid says that he’s leaving The X Factor to go back to the music business full time, which should make it painfully obvious that The X Factor (and The Voice, and American Idol) are not about the music business.
Since we know that we’re getting a Tron 3, it was probably only a matter of time before we found out that Garrett Hedlund is going back the Spandex suits.
The 32 Man Candiest moments of 2012
Back in September, Speaker Boehner and the Republicans on the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group secretly increased the budget to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, without consulting with the Democrats. They’ll now be spending up to $2 million of tax money to defend a law that can’t win.
Matt Damon says that he normally has a no nudity clause in his contracts, but that isn’t the way it worked for his Liberace biopic. “Normally I’d say no to nudity, but I just did a lot of it playing the long-term partner of Liberace, Scott Thorson, in Behind the Candelabra. I mean, it’s tastefully done…But this movie’s not going to be for everyone. I had to come out of the pool, go over to Michael Douglas, straddle him on a chaise lounge and start kissing him. It’s not like I kiss him just once. We drew it up like a football plan… Michael was a wonderful kisser.”
The military spouses group that denied membership to a lesbian wife at Fort Bragg will be reviewing their policy after media picked up on the snub. The group is sanctioned by the military, but isn’t a government entity, so DOMA doesn’t apply.
Up until President Johnson, the United States had policy for a full nuclear strike against China and the USSR if the president went missing or was killed during a conflict, even if the conflict was conventional, and even if it didn’t involve Russia or China.
Illinois is moving forward with plans to pass marriage equality during the lame duck session of the legislature in January, much faster than expected. I have a lot of friends in Chicago that I may need to buy wedding presents for soon.
Out billionaire David Geffen has donated $100 million to the UCLA Medical School for scholarships. Geffen was alarmed at the debt medical students were accumulating while attending school. He’s previously donated $200 million to the school.
It’s probably not as strange as it sounds, but Pepsi-flavored potato chips exist in China.
Logo (our parent company) has greenlit a new live nightly sex advice show where callers can interact via phone, webcam, and social media to get questions to their sex questions. There will be a live show at 11 PM Eastern, another at 11PM Western, and more content live on LogoTV.com that’s too racy for television.
4Chan rigged the voting in Time Magazine’s Man of the Year awards to give the prize to North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un.
Liam Hemsworth was filmed getting into a fistfight outside a bar, bloodying the nose of his opponent and rubbing his head into concrete after a rock was allegedly thrown at Hemsworth.
Oh, we’ll deal with it Adam. We’ll deal with it hard
Freddie Smith hits up the NOH8 anniversary party
Santa’s face looks like that because Johnny Weir asked for a Birkin and handcuffs
Thanks to Buzzfeed for making volleyball entertaining again
Would you? with Dave Franco is so NSFW, and had a chance to be funny that never quite happened. Then comes the end. I’m not happy. I doubt GLAAD is happy either. I expect better from the Francos.
This video for Big Dipper’s “Meat Quotient” is also NSFW, in a really big way. But there’s something I love about Big Dipper. He’s as unapologetically sexual as any of the rappers that we’ve watched for decades in the straight world, but he’s a big gay bear. And yes, that’s progress.
NASA is so confident that the world isn’t going to end on 12.21.2012 that they’ve already put out their video for 12.22.2012 explaining why the world didn’t end, and you can watch the video today.
Josh Horowitz sits down with Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen and the rest of The Hobbit cast to play F*ck/Marry/Kill with the characters of the movie. The good news is that it seems everyone wants Gandalf, and Sir Ian gets the best line.
The documentary Chasing Ice managed to film this glacier in Greenland calving, which is the largest iceberg creation every captured on film. It’s hard to imagine the scope from the video, but this is 7.4 cubic meters of ice hitting the water at once, and some icebergs are shooting 600 feet up in the water.
On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a viewer requested that Jimmy have two professional actors reenact the scene in which Bella and Edward fell in love. It was also requested that the actors be wearing Santa costumes. Still better than Twilight.
Simon’s Cat, meet ice. I think you’ll find it more confusing than that red dot you can’t quite seem to catch.
The news doesn’t have to be serious all the time. Here are the best news bloopers of 2012.