Weekend Meme: Blake Lively Makes Ben Affleck Feel Old, the Unnecessary Censorship of Novak Djokovic, and Matthew Mitcham and Johnny Weir Play Dress Up

A&E’s Bates Motel prequel has found Norman in an unlikely choice. Brit Freddie Highmore, most Freddie Highmorefamiliar as Charlie in the Johnny Depp masterpiece Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has signed on for a decidedly different type of role.

Out San Francisco Supervisor Weiner says that due to complaints, he’s considering a law that would ban the city’s traditional celebration of public nudity. It seems that there’s an uptick in the use of c*ck rings by nudists and it’s causing conflict. It had to be Supervisor “Weiner” didn’t it?

How to come out as an atheist.

After a French magazine published photographs of Kate Middelton sunbathing topless, the royals have sued, and the magazine has removed the images from their website. But it’s not over, because a sister publication in Italy says it will publish the same photos and more. In a twist, both magazines are owned by former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, known for his fondness of naked women.

Remember when Wisconsin Democrats fled the state to keep Gov. Scott Walker from gaining a quorum to pass laws gutting collective bargaining for state employees? Well a judge has struck down virtually the entire law.

Norman ReedusNorman Reedus is playing a new character on The Walking Dead, one that doesn’t appear in the comics. He says that gives him great freedom because without a predetermined story, “I can sleep with anyone. I can kill anyone.” Does that include male characters in the “anyone?”

From the weekend’s hate convention, the Voter Values Summit, Rick Santorum says “We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country. We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.” And that, folks, is a glorious confession from the conservative side of American politics.

Prop 8 attorney Ted Olson has signed up to play Joe Biden for Rep. Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate preparation. Olson is one of those people that feels marriage equality is a conservative, human value, but he’s about to help one of the most anti-gay, anti-choice politicians in the United States win an election. I can never reconcile people like him, or people who say they support marriage, but only campaign for people who are vocally against it. Thanks?

One of the joys of vacationing in Palm Springs is the clothing optional resorts that sprinkle the town. But a new hotel is skipping that market to serve GLBT families and be upscale and kid friendly.

Resident Evil: Retribution is set to win the weekend box office with $22 million, pulling off an upset for the release of Finding Nemo 3D. Given the choice, I’d rather spend a couple of hours with Dory than gory monsters and explosions, but that’s just me.

Google takes a look back at summer and the popular search terms and destinations that defined the warm season, Ben Affleck and Matt Damoncountry by country. Is anyone else surprised that Death Valley scored so highly?

In Texas, Taylor Technical Center canceled a cosmetology class rather than allow a man they felt was gay to enroll.

Ben Affleck says that while filming The Town, he’d take members of the cast on sightseeing tours of his native Boston. When he was driving with Blake Lively, he pointed out Matt Damon’s boyhood home, to which Lively replied “Oh my God! You know Jason Bourne?!” Yes, folks, we’re that old. “She really didn’t know. And I thought, ’There it is. The first age of people who are adults who missed the whole Matt-and-Ben propaganda campaign! Mostly, it just made me feel old.”

Darren CrissTake a quiet moment to look at these beautiful pictures of Neil Armstrong being buried at sea.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks gleefully, if a bit bewilderedly, reblogging the shipping of Vhelton on Tumblr. I’ve tried to explain it in Meme, but short form really doesn’t cut it for something so unique. The Daily Dot traces how it happened, from the original Entertainment Weekly snub of Sterek to our Ultimate Slash Madness Poll, to when AfterElton and VH1 adopted a puppy together. Our fans are amazing.

Blaine may want to be the new alpha in New Directions, but Darren Criss has other ideas. “I would like to see Jenna or Kevin [McHale] become that because they’re the original members from all the way back to the pilot.”

 Where are Rachel and Kurt?

 The return of Amber Riley – girlfriend looks good

 Gareth Thomas stretches out – way out – and relaxes

 Allan Hyde looking scruffy – for snicks

 The Kinky Boots crew, Jerry Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein

 Chad White is always appropriate, and I love his friend

 Russell Tovey hits London Fashion Week, wearing a plain t-shirt

 Lance Bass, Jonathan Knight and their respective honeys hit the town for gay boy band mania

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The latest Barack Obama conspiracy theory to hit World Net Daily is that the president is secretly gay, as is anyone and everyone he’s ever been photographed with. Rachel Maddow thinks this is hilarious. I might too, except too many people read World Net Daily.

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This is a beautiful animated short called One Day. The idea is that each day your house teleports you to a different place. Thankfully, it only seems to go beautiful places. But what happens when you find a place you don’t want to leave?


The world’s first liliger was born in Siberia, and she’s cute as a button. But the naming is going to get weird – what if she mates with a lion, is the offspring going to be a lilliliger? Where does it stop? Probably where the cuteness stops, which it never does.


Jimmy Kimmel brings us another episode of This Week In Unnecessary Censorship, and this is a total winner just for Novak Djokovic. The rest of it is good, that that is just perfect.


When I watched this, I admit I stayed more than a little confused. Wayne McGregor went to TED and attempted to show us a choreographer’s thought process in real time with the help of two incredibly talented dancers. It comes together quickly, but I can’t imagine the intuition the dancers show would be possible if they had never worked with him before.


There were two television clips I wanted for Meme today. One was the hypothetical gay scene for Make on Awkward, which wasn’t available. The other was the Super Kiss scene from Robot Chicken’s DC Universe special. Why wouldn’t Superman try this with everyone if he could do it? Possibly because of unintended consequences.


When Logo premieres the second season of Be Good Johnny Wier, one of the treats we’ll get is out Olympian Matthew Mitcham sitting down to talk with Johnny about how he maintains his relationship with Lachlan while still being a gold medalist and a celebrity. As a bonus, we get the two of them in a costume switch.

Gwyneth Paltrow gets asked the awkward question of what’s more difficult, sex addiction or being an out actor in Hollywood. While I do believe her answer is true, and even heartfelt, it feels really uncomfortable thinking about being gay as more difficult than an addiction thanks to some debunked but persistent right wing claims.


And because it’s the weekend, why not have a bit of NSFW fun with Wil Sabin’s latest video, appropriately titled “Porn Star.” It has the plus of being produced with Teamm 8 underwear, and is incredibly sexy and catchy.


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