America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, is now a jailbird. Reese was riding with her husband in Atlanta when he was pulled over for erratic driving. When the officer told her to stay in the car and keep quiet, Reese got out and demanded to stand on U.S. soil as a citizen. Further, “As the report details, “Mrs. Witherspoon asked, ’Do you know my name?’ I answered, ’No, I don’t need to know your name.’ I then added, ’right now.’ Mrs. Witherspoon stated, ’You’re about to find out who I am.’ The report also specified, ’Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You are going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine.” Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct (obstruction), while her husband blew a .139 and was arrested for DUI. Both posted bond.
Runners at the London Marathon showed solidarity with Boston via a variety of (frequently dirty) signs, black ribbons, and a moment of silence.
Meanwhile in France, 30,000-50,000 people took to the streets in a last ditch effort to derail this week’s marriage equality vote, with the city fielding 2,000 police officers to maintain order in the face of past violence and property damage.
Rupert Everett admittedly used to be driven by sex, but as he’s aged, that’s changed. “Sex has passed me by. It’s over! I’ve spent most of my adult life, since the age of 10, thinking almost exclusively about sex, and getting it, or recovering from it. But it’s all smoke and mirrors to me now. Sex isn’t really over. I’m just not motivated by it anymore, and I used to be motivated by it purely. I think that happens to a man; it’s part of a midlife crisis. But it’s been quite nice, in a way, because I do lots of other things instead. Since it stopped, that major driving force, I’ve felt much calmer.”
GoComics has released an iOS/Android/Windows 8 app, and this is important, not because I care about where I can read Dilbert, but because it has the Calvin & Hobbes archives available, and everyone’s life needs a little Calvin & Hobbes.
19 Entertainment has signed an exclusive deal with Varsity Vocals, the group behind International Championship of A Cappella, to develop a show built around the competition and the students who participate in it. Was Pitch Perfect really that good?
If you were like me and loved Shrinky Dinks as a kid, this is a walk down memory lane with childhood favorites, and possibly some burnt hands.
At Saturday’s game, Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz proclaimed “This is our f*cking city and nobody’s going to dictate our freedom” on live television, something that would normally trigger an investigation from the FCC and some manner of fine. But the FCC seems inclined to make an exception this time, tweeting from the official FCC account, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said “David Ortiz spoke from the heart at today’s Red Sox game. I stand with Big Papi and the people of Boston – Julius.” How will One Million Moms respond?
It’s been rumored for a while, but the New York Times says that the Koch Brothers are serious about buying the Tribune Group’s newspapers, including the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, and The Baltimore Sun. If anyone out there thinks that won’t slant the reporting, I’ve got some oceanfront property in Kansas for sale cheap.
Republican Senator Rob Portman, who came out in favor of marriage equality when he said that he wanted his gay son to have the same opportunities as his other children has seen his approval rating drop since the announcement. Disapproval of the senator by Republicans increased 13 points, and among independents fell slightly.
We can all take a deep breath, Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles has been named Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again, restoring the universe to balance.
The vlog Brothers gathered Hannah Hart, Ze Frank, Tyler Oakley, and Meg Turney to discuss sexual orientation in a frank personal way. It’s one of those rare instances that provides the point of view of a straight man, a lesbian, a gay man and a bisexual woman all at once, looking at the issue from the same set of questions.
I admit that despite my undying love for Chris Hardwick, I’m having a little trouble getting into The Nerdist on BBC America. Still, in the upcoming week’s episode, I think I’ll be able to watch just to hear him talk about how remarkably good looking Joseph Gordon-Levitt is.
This video is five years old, but once I saw Stacey Lambe run it, I knew it didn’t matter, because for some straight guys (I’m looking at a lot of you in the NFL), it does still seem that they view their heterosexuality as an extremely fragile house of cards that could collapse at any moment in the presence of another male. As far as we’ve come, the need to defend one’s heterosexuality still seems to be a primal instinct for some men, and it’s standing in the way of progress.
Willem Belli seems to think that someone owes him an apology, but also that it’s too late to “RuPaulogize.”
SyFy just put up the Warehouse 13 Digital Press Tour video from several months ago. It occurs to me that of the six major players on the stage from the show, I’ve interviewed four of them in the last year, and all of them are just great people, which they spend an inordinate amount of time gushing about each other in this panel. Look forward to my interview with Allison Scagliotti this week, and executive producer Jack Kenny next week, just in time for the premiere of Warehouse 13 April 29th at 10 PM, after Defiance.
I was unaware of the Funny Or Die recap of Game of Thrones called Gay of Thrones. It’s a bit, well, stereotypical, but there are some great one-liners in there as they recap the third episode, and echo the thoughts of all the readers here that the show needs more gay sex. Definitely NSFW.