Morning Meme: “The New Normal” Tackles “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” Considering Aaron Johnson’s Johnson, and Does a Photo Hint At John Barrowman’s “Arrow” Character?

Rod 2.0 has video from this week’s L.A. Complex, which has closeted rapper Kaldrick King coming out afterKaldrick King an emotional scene with his dying father. “And when I finally found someone that I thought I could love and love me back, it made me hurt them. … I have wanted to die because I could not be who I wanted to be. Who you wanted me to be. But I couldn’t be.” “None of these lies I told made me stronger. None of the secrets I kept made me happier. My name is Sean Duggan. AKA Kaldrick King. AKA The King of California. I’m gay.”

Logo has dropped their 2007 documentary about Paris Hilton from their lineup in response to her “gay men are disgusting” comments.

MTV Geek wonders if men are being sexually objectified in super hero movies, in a counterpoint to the way that women are portrayed in the comics, and wonders why. They also make note that the vast majority of the women in Marvel movies are like Pepper Potts, buttoned up, highly competent scientific types.

In one of those ridiculous fashion things you read about, Kelly Osbourne’s manicure for the Emmy Awards was worth $250,000 because the polish she wore was made of crushed black diamonds. A bottle of Azaure Black Diamond polish contains 267 carats of powdered black diamonds.

Aaron JohnsonIf you’re wondering what super heroes wear underneath their costumes, in the case of Aaron Johnson on Kick Ass 2, it’s certainly not underwear.

This is really a great use of technology. A first grader with severe allergies to basically everything is attending classes via a Vgo telepresence robot. He “sits” in class, answers questions, talks to his classmates, walks the hall to the library with them, all from the safety of his home. And his classmates are fine with it, accepting the robot as the kid.

The University of Tennessee has issued a letter saying that due to state law, they will be unable to offer domestic partner benefits to same-sex partners of faculty.

Rita Wilson may be guest starring on Girls, but she had it put into her contract that she doesn’t have to get naked.

You can’t prove that Jell-O is legally dead.

In the Halloween episode of The New Normal, Ryan Murphy says that Shania’s love Andrew Rannellsof Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will lead to Bryan having the entire family dress up as the family from the show. Murphy also says that David’s character will have to explore his gayer side. “The gay male is an interesting thing to explore. If a gay guy is drawn to anything fashion or feminine, why is that considered a stereotype? Why is that controversial? In what way does the gay community look at that? In what way does the straight community look at them?”

According to Rep. Paul Ryan, “The things you talk about, like traditional marriage and family and entrepreneurship, these aren’t values that are indicative to any one person or race or creed or color. These are American values, these are universal human values.” I guess I’m not human then.

NASA wants to harvest bits of the International Space Station and create an outpost at Lagrange Point 2, beyond the moon, in order to launch deep space missions. This isn’t some distant plan, with the idea that construction could start in 2019.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is planning on suing Eugene Delgado’s Public Advocate, one of the more insane anti-gay “groups” out there. I get mailings from Public Advocate periodically, begging for money, and they’re so crazy I just laugh. At issue is Public Advocate appropriating the wedding photo of New York couple Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere for a campaign letter opposing a Republican state senator. Public Advocate previously tried to claim that it was noncommercial use, but my understanding of copyright law doesn’t provide for an exception for that admittedly dubious claim. And since they aren’t public figures, I think SLPC has a pretty good case.

Cheyenne JacksonCheyenne Jackson talks to Michael Musto about his role as a porn star in The Performers. He admits that it’s probable that there will be film of his character’s “work” shown, but the play is deeper than just sex. “It poses the question, ’Are you what you do for a living? Does it define you?’

Since everyone is under the mistaken impression I hate Madonna, I’m just going to quote her dubious endorsement of President Obama and move on. “Y’all better vote for f——g Obama, OK? For better or for worse, we have a black Muslim in the White House. Now, …that’s some amazing s—-t. It means there is hope in this country.” Edit: And now she clarifies that she was being ironic.

Sometimes some gay couples just aren’t suitable to be adoptive parents.

Staten Island Burrough President James Molinaro says that Lady Gaga is “To me, she’s not an actress. She’s a slut in the pure meaning of the word.”

France has published their draft law for marriage and adoption equality, and Catholics are furious that it will remove “mother” and “father” from all legal state documents and simply use “parents.” The law is set to be presented to the Cabinet on October 31.

Stephen Amell and John Barrowman get together on the set of Arrow. I can’t help but notice it looks like Barrowman is wearing a fencing outfit (or a chef’s outfit, but I think fencing). Does anyone who knows more about DC Comics know if that’s a hint as to who he’s playing?

If Arrow is a hit, I predict massive sales of hoodies this winter

 Even heartthrobs like Colton Haynes had their slightly awkward phases

 The reaction to Partners was definitely mixed. Personally, while I didn’t think it was groundbreaking gay television, I do think it’s perfect gay television for CBS viewers, who trend older and more traditional. Not everything has to be groundbreaking to us. Sometimes we need to hit a sweet spot with Middle America. But I did love that the entire cast got together with laptops and tweeted during the episode.

Brandon Routh, Michael Urie, Sophia Bush, and David Krumholtz

 Super ally Pauley Perette with Zachary Quinto after the Emmy Awards

 I so want to marry and have puppies with Russell Tovey


Josh Gad sat down with Josh Horowitz and Mark Ruffalo to discuss the future of the Hulk, and he had an interesting idea to launch a franchise – switch from rage monster to horny monster. The idea could change the meaning of “hulking out.”


In Montreal, a team took 16 projectors and 13 computers to project a surreal light show on Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. The whole structure seems to melt and grow before your eyes. I can’t imagine what the full fifteen minute show was like.


A few weeks ago, I showed you a Rock the Vote video with Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Darren Criss, and more talking about why you should vote. Funny Or Die now has the R-rated version of the video, and it’s definitely NSFW. But Kathy Griffin does have a point.


Ke$ha has released a lyric video for her new single “Die Young” and I don’t hate it. It’s still Ke$ha, with her talk singing thing, and while the lyrics prove she’s still a great songwriter, you really could boil the whole song down to “YOLO” which is something I’m opposed to.


Does everyone remember MySpace? Some of you? It’s being relaunched now that Justin Timberlake owns a chunk of it. Very music-centric. Also a pretty clean interface, which is a major departure for them. Still, does anyone have time for yet another social network?


I’m a fan of Honest Trailers and the work they do ripping apart films into what they would be if you failed to suspend your disbelief. But fanboys aren’t going to care for what they did to The Avengers (which I have admittedly not seen yet). Somehow, I think for a cynic like me, this might make the film more enjoyable, because I find myself thinking of movies like this all the time.


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