Weekend Meme: “Kaboom” Explodes With Bisexuality, “Fight Club” the Musical, and Congrats Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

I’m going to start with some good news: Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords
is now breathing on her own without the help of a

More good news: Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes is engaged to marry his boyfriend of five years, Sean Eldridge. The two are hoping to
Chris Hughes Sean Eldridgehelp push through marriage equality in New York so they can wed there.

In still more good news, The
is having a very mediocre opening weekend, and is expected
to finish around $18 million, compared to more typical $30-$40 million opening
weekends for a Vince Vaughn movie.
Which is one of the mysteries of the universe in the first place.

Professional curmudgeon Larry
has an editorial on AIDS at CNN, and he’s as blunt and honest as ever about how horrible this epidemic has been and still is. I respect Larry
for his consistent message, and he’s not wrong.

There’s a casting call for a gay version of Jersey Shore. Please, FSM, don’t let this happen, or they’ll make
me watch it.

One thing I don’t mind watching is Chris Colfer on Glee. And
the Sacramento Bee agrees he’s fantastic. And so does Mike O’Malley. Also, Jesse
Tyler Ferguson
can’t help but gush when talking about Colfer. Since we had Colfer’s first interview ever, we Sarah Michelle Gellarfeel like proud papas
around here.

Sarah Michelle Gellar
is coming back to television, hopefully. She’s been cast as the lead in a CBS pilot called Ringer. She’s on the run from the mob,
and hides out by pretending to be her wealthy twin sister, who she doesn’t know
is also a mob target.

Could they actually turn Fight Club into a musical?
Should they? Can they send me tickets to it if they do? I don’t think it could
be good-good, but it could possibly be so bad that it’s great.

In other ideas without creative merit, Ben Stiller talks about the Zoolander
. They seem to think they can make it fresh with Will Ferrell.

David E. Kelly’s Wonder Woman reboot could still happen. Basically, he says that it’s a
huge concept, and it just came too late in pilot season for a network to have
enough money left to try it. But he’s Chaz Bonostill bullish on the idea.

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will premiere the Chaz
documentary in May. 

The guy in the dress and the funny hats is going to beatify the guy who wore the dress and the
funny hats before him.

Spoiler alert: They’ve cast Barney’s (Neil
Patrick Harris
) father on How I Met
Your Mother

Nurse Jackie and The United States of Tara are back for new seasons March 28 on Showtime, which should
be about the time that Spartacus: Gods of
the Arena
withdrawal begins to kick in.

Jesse Eisenberg is going to host Saturday
Night Live
, which should be different, since he’s not terribly
Church Lady - Dana Carveyexpressive, though I do think he’s extremely talented. But I’m more excited
that Dana Carvey is hosting the
following week, because his Church Lady
was squarely in my own personal Golden Years for SNL.

The Last Supper, recreated with laundry lint.

MTV has picked up a series based on the book I Just Want My Pants Back that sounds like it would be a glaring
omission to not have a gay character in the show. But I haven’t read the book
so it’s hard to tell.Emmy Rossum Shameless

Rep. Duncan Hunter
of California is attempting to derail implementation of Don’t Ask, Don’t
Tell repeal by sponsoring a bill that would require the individual service
chiefs, including that homophobic Marine Commandant to certify repeal is a good
idea. It just goes to show what we’re in for with this new Congress, and it’s
going to get ugly.

Emmy Rossum has a lot of fun things to say about her character in Shameless, but when she’s asked about
Ian, having an affair with a married Muslim, she says “With children. Married
to a white chick. You’re just like, how many people can we offend at once?”
Well, probably about five times as many as you inspire with the same story, but
I can live with those odds.

We had mentioned a couple days ago that hunky rugby star Ben Cohen was headed to New York to work with GLSEN. I’m guessing he’s landed, because here he is holding the Bingham Cup, for the gay rugby championship. If I’m not mistaken, that’s still in possession of the Gotham Knights. Ben also lobbied to have the next Bingham Cup in the UK.

He asked folks to guess the trophy. Oddly, I knew this one.

I miss writing Twitterwatch, and I’m hoping to get back to it, maybe as soon as this coming week. It is hard to keep up with the good stuff and work more than full time at the day job. One of my favorite things was the conversations that Wil Wheaton had with his cats, and occassionally Seamus, his dog. Here the animals appear together, Watson and Seamus, snuggling. I smell a conspiracy.

Quick! Roll over, Seamus.

Johnny Weir has gone for the subtle approach for his book tour.

Twitter-addict and Matthew Mitcham afficianado FruitFlyCaz tweeted us this evidence that at least when vacationing in Australia, Bert and Ernie are a little more open.

I swear, a Muppet is going to assassinate me one day.

Speaking of Matthew Mitcham, he’s staking out the Telstra (one of his endorsement deals) booth at Melbourne Midsumma Festival. By the time you read this, he’ll probably be gone to snuggle with Lachlan, but still, you get get close to where he was.

I want the recruiter shirt.

Remember when you had to go to the newsstand to get your naked men? But I’m not sure any of them ever winked at me. Well, not the ones on the covers anyway.

There are kids coming out now that will not understand this.


I don’t watch Community. I can’t say it’s bad, but it’s just not for me. Well, except the episode with the naked Joel McHale playing pool. I watched that. Repeatedly. So does anyone know if this dialog is actually from the show? I don’t even know where to look to verify it, short of watching the entire series from the beginning, and AfterElton.com doesn’t pay me enough for that.

Really, a conversation that needs to happen more frequently.

This seems as if it might be a sound marketing strategy.

Joe McElderry is snuggled up in his hoodie. He looks so young, I now feel guilty about the thoughts I had when he tweeted the hot tub picture.

But only a little guilty, since he is 19.

And here’s the first still from the totally not-gay or bromantic Sherlock Holmes 2.

I would like to take this moment to apologize to Gregg Araki, IFC, and Thomas Dekker for every complaint I’ve made about the American marketing of Kaboom being degayed. While the European trailers hadn’t shied away from the bisexuality, most of the American print advertising seemed to be taking the A Single Man route. But the first trailer, while not quite the French Red Band, dives right in. You have my interest, now we’ll just have to wait for follow through.

Taking the “psycho lesbian” path to marketing is the Leighton Meister starring The Roommate, mostly of interest here because Cam Gigandet is also in the movie. And isn’t the psycho lesbian meme played out?

I know I’m probably going to catch some flack for this, but watching the Air Force experiment on cats with weightlessness may have been the funniest thing I’ve watched all week. They just don’t know which way to fall, and millions of years of reflexes are of no use to them. Which is why I will build my secret hideout in space. Note: I’m pretty sure no cats were actually harmed in this beyond their dignity.

Because it’s the weekend, and you’re without Briefs Guys, here’s a bunch of hot men staring blankly ahead while they parade around in the Milan Dolce & Gabana fashion show. The behind-the-scenes photos show some backstage wardrobe changes.

At the Critics Choice Awards Friday night that I completely forgot to care about, the folks from Jackass spoofed Black Swan in a very gay way. Johnny Knoxville is just not afraid to go there, and neither is his hand. Bonus points for Rip Taylor’s appearance.

If you missed Onion Sports Dome on Comedy Central, well, you really didn’t miss much. Most amusing was this skit about an athlete skipping the hip hop music career and going straight (?) for musical theater.

I really don’t have an angle here with this clip from MTV’s I Used To be Fat beyond accidentally noticing it while looking for Pink’s new music video, and marveling at Joey Gloor’s body. I seriously doubt he has ever been fat before. Feel free to just watch with the sound off.

I really need to understand MTV’s Josh Horowitz and how he gets all these stars to do vaguely gay things with him in interviews. Here, he’s talking to the notoriously difficult Mark Wahlberg, and they get a little nuzzling in. I could have done without Vulture characterizing this as a game of “gay chicken” because it’s clearly not.

Scream 4 has a trailer. I don’t think it really has a plot, because it seems like it aimed for one of those really brilliant meta episodes of Supernatural, and fell somewhere below Two and a Half Men.


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