Zac Efron frats out again, Spider-Man plays basketball with kids, Greg Louganis dives with Matthew Mitcham
James Franco thinks that sex isn’t just for titillation in movies. “Directors are trying to use more sex in films and certainly on places like HBO, where these cable people have lots of sex. Gus Van Sant told me in his pilot [Boss for Starz] he had a sex scene but they told him, There’s not enough nudity. We need ‘pay-cable moments.’ They’re actually pushing for more sexual content. And if they’re done the right way, it won’t just be a ‘pay-cable moment,’ it will actually be intrinsic to the story. Sex has the potential for being a great storytelling device. But it just hasn’t been used up until now.”
NASA is giving a grant for a 3D Pizza Printer. The idea makes sense, since you’re essentially giving dry tubes of ingredients that can be combined to print food, not unlike a replicator from Star Trek that could be used on long missions for variety. But 3D Pizza Printer sounds cooler.
I’m not a gamer. The controls are just too complex for me since Atari. But the Xbox One sounds intriguing as a media hub. But I question what the neighbors might think if I’m walking around my living room talking and waving at the television to change channels and launch browsers.
Senator Patrick Leahy has formally withdrawn his amendment to the immigration bill that would have extended rights to same sex couples. All the Democrats claimed to be heartbroken about it, but said the overall bill was more important than including same-sex couples. So I suppose we know our value in the world.
Joe Jervis has been disinvited from being co Grand Marshall at Utah Pride, but it’s unclear if it was local politics or his outspoken nature that caused the invite to disappear. It’s truly a shame – Joe is great fun to be around, and while I don’t always agree with him, what he does for our community deserves to be honored.
When I joined the Air Force back in 1993, it was the beginning of the “kinder, gentler” version of basic training, with drill sergeants forbidden from abusing us. It wasn’t completely abuse free, but it’s nothing compared to what one recruit is enduring in Marine Corp boot camp today. He says “Don’t ask Don’t Tell. Shit may have been repealed, but the USMC sure hasn’t adapted. We’re called faggots 10-50 times a day. ’You think that’s yelling? That’s sweet faggot.’ ’Yeah, you would think that’s a pushup, faggot.’ etc. Any time we fuck something up, the DI’s tell us ’you stupid fu*king thing. That’s more wrong than two boys fu*king.'”
UFC fighter Nate Diaz feels no remorse about using “faggot” to describe a fellow fighter on Twitter. According to his manager “Nate doesn’t feel remorse for what he said. I don’t feel remorse for what he said. I don’t feel remorse for defending what he said or elaborating on what he said. Because it was not a homophobic statement. It was not intended to offend homosexuals. We weren’t even talking about homosexuals. One can debate the multiple uses of this term. We can sit here and debate in the English language, there’s a lot of words that mean a lot of different things, but whatever. As it is, it wasn’t intended to be used the way people tried to twist the way it was being used. So therefore, what does he have to feel bad about?” Umm, shouldn’t GLAAD be putting out a press release about providing education for Diaz by now?
It only took four days, but NOM’s Brian Brown finally condemned the hate crime murder in New York City. ” This senseless act cannot be condoned in America or anywhere, and we urge that the perpetrator be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our heart goes out to the family of the victim, and we hold them in our prayers. While this killing appears to have no connection to the current debate about redefining marriage, there is no room for violence toward any American — whether they support traditional marriage or not. No person should be subjected to violence because they are gay or lesbian or because they believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. There is no place for violence, period.”
If you’ve been enjoying all the pictures of Zac Efron as a frat boy filming Townies, you’re in luck, because he’s playing a frat boy again in Narc, where he gets busted with drugs for a party and turns informant. I hope he reuses the sweatpants he’s been bulging around in.
An anti-gay activist shot himself in Notre Dame cathedral in apparent protest of equality in France, and now anti-gay politicians are applauding his actions. That is seriously messed up.
Meanwhile in the UK, the House of Commons passed marriage equality by an overwhelming margin, sending the bill the House of Lords, where it faces a tougher fight.
I normally don’t care if Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are breaking up or getting back together, but something about this breakup story caught my eye. You think big stars handle breakups with assistants and professional movers, but Pattinson is hands on. “Pattinson and Stewart’s two dogs sat shotgun with him as he moved his bike and a number of clothes-filled trash bags to his own place around the corner.”
In a move that cements him as cool enough to date Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield took a break from filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to play basketball in a park with some kids, dressed in the full Spider-Man costume, mask and all.
I had wondered how the tornado in Oklahoma, which is not the most gay friendly place was going to be blamed on the gays, and Fred Phelps delivered, saying it was because Oklahoma Thunder Kevin Durant supported Jason Collins.
Take a moment to read this piece in Time from a full time gay Boy Scouts employee. Just do it.
The best way to vaccinate gay men for meningitis before Pride might just be getting a doctor who has access to afterhours parties take the vaccine to the men dancing without pants.
If you were wondering about the “real sex” in Nymphomaniac, Shia LaBeouf won’t actually be bumping uglies – the name actors will simulate sex like a normal movie, while other actors will have real, penetrative sex, and the lower bodies of the no-names will be digitally grafted to the upper bodies of the stars.
Let this serve as a warning about gazing directly on the magnificence that is John Barrowman, as Joel Watson found out the hard way. And his gay buddy Josh tries to explain how to protect yourself. If you’re not reading HijiNKS ENSUE, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.
Many thanks to Joel Watson for reprint permission
On the Australian version of Splash, they don’t avoid belly flops any more than they do on the American version, though I do think they may win on the beefcake quotient. Plus you get Greg Louganis performing a synchronized dive with Matthew Mitcham.
You really just need to take a minute to watch Ted Chalfen’s speech at Fairview High School. It doesn’t exactly bring tears, but it makes your heart swell and you might even perform a fist pump for the kids. I can’t imagine this happening when I was in high school. I couldn’t have done it.
Byzantium is a new vampire movie, and that alone makes it suspect, but there’s a darkness here, and with the folks behind Interview with a Vampire and The Crying Game involved, I admit I’m a little intrigued.
Indulge me here. I went to West Virginia University, and it’s frequently known for being a major party school and producing great football players. But every once in a while, the kindness I remember from the school shines, like with the baseball team, who was in Oklahoma for the Big 12 playoffs, and decided they needed to help the tornado survivors, so they headed to WalMart and filled up carts with supplies to donate.
Domino’s Pizza has a unique marketing campaign. Certain DVDs are printed with thermal ink, so it goes in the player grey, but comes out looking like a fresh pizza, and it even produces a pizza smell.
Colton Haynes is a total tease when it comes to the next season of Arrow. He says we’re getting some new heroes from the DC universe, and they may form a team to fight the new villains of Starling City. Considering the no superpowers rule of the show, who is most likely to show up?