Morning Meme: Stevie Nicks Apologizes For Nicki Minaj Comments, “Partysaurus Rex” Floods The Dancefloor, and Shailene Woodley To Play Mary Jane

NBC has announced plans to air Mockingbird Lane’s pilot as a Halloween special to help recoup their $10Eddie Izzard million investment in the show. I’ll probably watch, just to see what they were trying to do. Plus, Cheyenne Jackson!

Timeshare billionaire David Siegel, most famous for his plans to build the biggest house in America, sent his employees a letter saying that if President Obama is reelected, he’s going to fire some people. Ironically, he’s sent a real version of a satire letter that made the rounds earlier this year..

Jonathan Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps, says “absolutely” homosexuals should be put to death. “It’s the view of the Bible, it’s the clear teaching of the Bible,” adding that “the established human government should be following the rules of the Bible.”

Matt BomerMatt Bomer will guest star on The New Normal as the sexy ex-boyfriend of Bryan, played by Andrew Rannells.

It appears that although there is a dramatic uptick in heterosexuals trying backdoor action, there is a shocking lack of scientific study on the effects on women.

Dr. Aubrey Levin, famous for having tried to cure gay South African soldiers of their homosexuality with shock therapy and chemical castration during the apartheid years, stands accused of molesting male patients in his practice in Canada.

Ian McShane has been tapped to star in the current season of American Horror Story as a foil for Jessica Lange. Very few people have the gravitas to go up against Lange, but McShane is certainly one of them.

Stevie Nicks is breaking snicks’ heart by apologizing for her comments about Nicki Minaj. “I want to apologize for my remarks about Nicki Minaj’s behavior toward Mariah Carey, which I said during a long and exhausting day of interviews. It was very out of character for me and I deeply regret what I said. I feel very protective toward Mariah Carey who has gone through many difficulties in her life and I spoke without thinking. I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me.”

I haven’t watched The Secret Life of the American Teenager in years, butShailene Woodley Shailene Woodley was a pretty terrible actress in the early seasons. Now she’s being offered the role of Mary Jane in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. I don’t think putting her onscreen opposite the goddess that is Emma Stone is going to turn out well for her.

Brian Sims, who at Bloomington University became the first openly gay football team captain in the NCAA, says that his teammates were not only fine with it, each and every one made a point of coming to him personally and telling him they supported him.  “My team had 118 guys on the football team. Every single one of them wanted to come find some private time with me to ask how I was doing and let me know that they were okay with it.”

There are a shocking number of Muppets that have run for President.

My old acquaintance Maggie Gallagher says that marriage equality is not a civil right. Which is what a lot of people in white hoods said about interracial marriage equality in the 1960s. Be careful the historical company you keep, Maggie.

Dear Abby has come out in favor of marriage equality in Minnesota (and presumably everywhere). “My mother, Pauline Phillips, the founder of the Dear Abby column, taught me as a young girl that when we are faced with a tough decision that Peaches Geldofaffects another person, it is important to consider how we would want to be treated. No one would want to be told that it is illegal to marry the person they love, but that is exactly what this amendment would do. I was raised to believe that each and every one of us has intrinsic value. Excluding some citizens from their basic rights and freedoms because of who they are is wrong.” People should take her advice.

I’m fairly certain that I’ve mocked socialite Peaches Geldof many times in this column, and suddenly I’m sorry with this deeply personal appeal that she made in favor of marriage equality in the UK. When you read it, you may want to have a tissue handy. Seriously, this is so worth the tears. h/t Allan

You can now buy the highly quotable Chris Kluwe t-shirts, including that one that I can’t quote here, which I’m considering buying if I could just figure out when I would wear it since I don’t go out to clubs anymore.

Although I could probably also wear this one, and on more occasions

What on earth has happened to Artie?

It looks like we’re going to delve into Kate Hudson’s private life on Glee. Just what we need, ancillary adult character stories

Google put out this infographic of what issues people are searching for, but I take some issue with it. I live in West Virginia, and I have yet to hear one person who isn’t gay mention marriage equality. The only issue I hear about is how the black Muslim President wants to kill coal and take our guns. I’ve actually given up explaining to poorly informed coal miners that even if the EPA were abolished tomorrow, coal would still be dying thanks to the natural gas boom. They don’t want to hear it.

We really never hear about marriage equality here. It just doesn’t come up

GLAAD is trying to get the red and blue candidates to go purple for Spirit Day on October 19. Good luck with that

This is VH1’s Neil McNeil with Buffy 14, which introduces the gay slayer Billy

If marriage equality passes in Washington, be sure to toast it with a cold Red Hook beer

Disney has put the entire Partysaurus Rex short online, and I have to admit, it’s like a mini rave combined with a foam party. Did Pixar do their annual corporate retreat at a gay bar in Ibiza?


I really can’t say enough good things about P!nk’s new album. I love everything about it, and probably should thank the label for the copy they sent me, because I never would have bought it, and I really would have missed out. The whole album is a really raw honest look at how irrational and tumultuous relationships can be, and the video for “Try” is the beautiful, dancing representation of that. I had no idea she could dance like this. I do have a vague concern someone is going to try and take the dance moves literally rather than figuratively and decide that she’s advocating violence in relationships, which is exactly not what she’s doing.


The first five minutes of American Horror Story are out, and centers around Adam Levine and his girlfriend trying to screw in the top twelve most haunted places in the country. There’s a distinct lack of Adam’s backside in this preview that I hope is remedied on television. Still, I’m going to think twice if someone tries to make me a deal for a blowie. I’ll still take it, but I will think twice.


I have to admit, the promos for Christina Applegate’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live are not filling me with a lot of hope. I found Daniel Craig’s promos to be funny, and the show a disaster, and these promos are a disaster to start with.


Pizza Hut has enraged some folks by offering free pizza for life to anyone at the Town Hall presidential debate coming up to ask the candidates “sausage or pepperoni?” Who wants to bet if it did happen, Mitt Romney would ask for both?


When you think of an electric car, you may not be thinking of a drag racer. But Automobile Magazine decided to drag the Tesla S and the BMW M5, and the BMW got smoked thanks to the Tesla having full torque available at any RPM. I know half of Hollywood is tweeting that they’re awaiting their Tesla S (Seth Green, Allison Hanningan, etc.) so does that mean there will be celebrity drag races soon?


I wasn’t able to quite follow this airport interview with Jorge Pazos, who was newly out boxer Orlando Cruz’ opponent last year, but Blabbeando says that he simply says that being gay doesn’t take away from Cruz being a great boxer.


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