Morning Meme: “Wilde Salome'”s Queer Lion, Ricky Gervais Counterprograms the Golden Globes, and NPH Is a Evil Singing Dolphin

The Venice International Film Festival has awarded Al Pacino’s Wilde Salome their Queer
Lion prize.Al Pacino

Look, I’m the first to crack a Justin Bieber joke, but this hit piece, Does Justin Bieber Have Gender Identity Issues? is beyond tacky.
And the author claims to be a doctor. I’m guessing from the same institution of
higher learning that produced Fox’s Dr.
Keith Ablow

This Catholic mom is afraid to leave her house for fear of seeing
something gay. She was recently scandalized by “one gay couple was engaged
in inappropriate ’elbow-rubbing.’ Another lesbian couple was hugging in a way
that was ’clearly not friendly.'” Honestly, I don’t want to call her a
bigot, because she’s obviously in need of help.

In news from Austalia that is yet to be authenticated, a graphic that appeared after the finale for Torchwood: Miracle Day said Captain Jack would return in 2012.

The SituationsJust last month, The Situation was offered an undisclosed sum of money by Abercrombie & Fitch
to stop wearing their clothes. Now he is attacking the same company for profiting off of his
image with shirts emblazoned with “The Fitchuation.” Excuse me, I
need to go burn the remaining A&F in my closet.

According to preacher Michael
L. Brown
, gay activists are complicit in the murder of Lawrence King because we encourage
people to come out. So while maybe King wasn’t asking for it, we were all
asking for someone to take a gun, carry it, and shoot a child.

Actor Cliff Robertson
has passed away at age 88.

As legislators in North Carolina attempt to sneakily take up
a constitutional ban on gay marriage, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and his partner Sean Eldridge have pledged $10 to Equality NC for
every Facebook “like” the group gets between now and Tuesday.

Our sister site is ending operations September 30, with many of
its most popular features being rolled into other Logo properties. Jennifer Vanasco reflects on the site’s

Portia de Rossi may be heading back to television in a pilot for NBC
produced by her wife, Ellen DeGeneres.
The Ellen and Portiashow would focus on two dueling sisters, one played by Portia.

I haven’t seen Patton
new Showtime comedy special yet, but Queerty has some details of his horrible experience
auditioning for the “gay best friend” in a romantic comedy, and has
his interesting take on Biblical objections to marriage equality. Set your DVRs!

Sure, we tend to think of convertibles as something for
summer, but during the summer, I’d rather be bathed in air
conditioning than baking in the sun. So fall is actually perfect for dropping the top
and going leafing. Brett Berk, the man who helped me find the perfect car, has five new convertibles you should consider.

Ryan Seacrest is
eyeing VH1 Soul as a possible placee to launch his own network, because there are still Kardashians who don’t have their own

It’s still unclear if Ricky
will be asked back to host the Golden Globes next year, but if he’s
not, he’s Ricky Gervaisconsidering getting comedians together to live podcast the event thereby shredding the broadcast, the host,
the winners, and Hollywood in general. All in real time.

Righthaven, the
highly questionable copyright attack firm that’s taken out multiple gay
activist blogs with aggressive settlement demands on highly dubious claims, is
now pleading poor and advising it may have to file for bankruptcy if it keeps
losing cases and being ordered to pay legal fees.

Fox Searchlight has acquired the North American rights to the Michael Fassbender sex addiction film Shame.
It’s unclear what release strategy they might employ for a film that would liekly be
rated NC-17.

Odd Future, and
their homophobic leader Tyler the
, have been given a show on Adult Swim. Rick WeltsAnd now I need
something else to watch as I fall asleep, because Adult Swim and I are done

Openly gay Phoenix
President Rick Welts is resigning just months after coming out. But he’s going
to lengths to say it’s not what it looks like. He’s got a boyfriend with children in Sacramento, and being out and
open finally allows him to move there and pursue a future for himself. He
sounds so hopeful.

Thanks to an interview that is part of an upcoming book, we can gain some insight into why Mel Gibson, of Justin Timberlake 3way Gagaall people, has announced plans for a film about
Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

The Creative Arts Emmys were held Saturday night, and Glee picked up two
awards. So You Think You Can Dance snagged three, and Justin Timberlake actually picked up two for Saturday Night Live,
moving him one step closer to the EGOT. 
Well, he went to the U.S. Open rather than bothering to show up to collect his Emmy, but I’m
sure they’ll mail him something.

Posters are out for A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas 3D, and while I’ve never sat through the other films, I do like the red velvet tuxedo with tails.

Honestly, it’s better than that sparkly tuxedo he wore to the Tonys.

The Creative Arts Emmys are being held while I’m writing this (Glee is cleaning up big), and here is So You Think You Can Dancee’s Emmy nominated Travis Wall with his mom before the show.

I like the look, edgy, but classic.

This is how it will end for me.

This is an early sketch, complete with typos, of Neil Gaiman’s upcoming appearance on The Simpsons.

At least I assume that’s a typo.

So Colby Keller spent a lot of time running around Disney. But I am confused as to why he’s in Minnie’s bed and not Mickey’s.

Me, I’m bi – I like Disney and Looney Tunes.

A good hug can help just about anything.

Max Adler hit up the X:Men: First Class DVD release party and spun some tunes with legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold.

Had some work done, Paul?

I’m not entirely sure what the official mourning period is for members of the 27 Club, but evidently it’s over for Amy Winehouse. A tribute at the Video Music Awards, her family appearing on Anderson, and the behind-the-scenes video of her duet with Tony Bennett are all out. Such an amazing talent.


Lea Michele thinks that Cruella Deville is a real person.


As long time readers know, house cats are trying to kill me for blowing the lid off their plans for world domination. But I’ve always had a soft spot for big cats, and felt they had their own agenda. But do they have more in common with their baby brethren than I thought? Is a common love of laser pointers enough to put me in danger?


Neil Patrick Harris got animated twice last week, once on Adventure Time, then Friday he reprised his role as the evil Dr. Blowhole on The Penguins of Madagascar, and even had a musical number.


For all the bile and angry press conferences, Vice President Biden and Speaker Boehner seem awfully chummy, at least when it comes to golf. Now if they could just get along that well when it comes to governance.


I really don’t understand sports. The coaches speak a whole different language.


As is our weekend custom here, and apropos for Fashion Week, here’s a video of the guys from Ford Models showing off their abs. Could somebody send a sandwich to NYC, stat?


We have a double dose of Husbands the Series today. First up, we have what happens with conservative fans for Sean Hemeon’s baseball player.


And in this second clip, we find out just what’s difficult to top in Husbands the Series.


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