Weekend Meme: Malcolm McDowell’s Bisexual “Monster Butler,” Josh Hutcherson Educates Young Bigots, and Carrie Underwood Comes Out For Marriage Equality

Out gymnast Josh Dixon has qualified to compete for a slot on the U.S. Olympic Team after the Visa Championships this season. He will be the only out male athlete at U.S. Olympic Trials.Josh Dixon

Producers are seeking contributions to finish Be Here Now, a documentary that was filmed during the last months of Spartacus star Andy Whitfield’s life, during his battle with cancer.

Doritos Locos Tacos, with the Nacho Cheese Doritos shells, have broken sales records, with 100,000,000 sold in 10 weeks. I actually tried one before I modified my diet to exclude fast food, and I have to admit they were tasty. Other flavors are said to be in development.

Pixar Story Rules. So that’s why they always come out so good.

In a new interview with The Independent, country music superstar Carrie Underwood has come out for marriage equality. “As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love, and want to marry. I can’t imagine Carrie Underwoodhow that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.” It will be interesting to see if her more conservative fans follow her, or if she gets a Dixie Chicks-style backlash.

Hungry Jack syrup truck spills onto Buttermilk Pike

In early numbers, Madagascar 3 and Prometheus are neck and neck for the box office crown, with projects of around $55 million. But once kid-heavy Saturday numbers come in, the Circus Afro folks are expected to win with $61 million.

I can’t even begin to summarize this story of I’m a Gay Mormon Who’s Been Happily Married for 10 Years. You just need to go read it yourselves. I’m sure it will inspire lively discussion.

Are you a Chaos Muppet or an Order Muppet? Much like the author, I’m an Order Muppet who likes to think he’s a Chaos Muppet, because they seem to have more fun.

Terry Jones, the Koran burning pastor, has hung President Obama in effigy in front of a Pride flag. But he’s not threatening anybody.

While I can easily imagine the Dowager Countess and Shirley MacLaine’s Downton Abbey characters going toe-to-toe with the one liners, Dowager Countesswhat I really want to see is footage of MacLaine herself, upon entering the set, crossing to Dame Maggie and grabbing her in a bear hug and lifting her off her feet. Evidently they’ve been friends for 40 years.

In what is no doubt an effort to prepare the public for Justice League, Warner is considering rebooting Green Lantern immediately, either with Ryan Reynolds, or possibly with a different Lantern altogether.

Lady Gaga says she’s finished her new album, but won’t announce a title until September.

Who wants to go to Girrrshnawirr’s with me?

Evanna LynchHarry Potter’s Evanna Lynch is joining Gary Oldman and Dominic Monaghan in Monster Butler. The indie has Malcolm McDowell playing Roy Fontaine, who was a bisexual jewel thief/con man/serial killer. Lynch is playing the daughter of a wealthy family intrigued by their mysterious new butler, Fontaine.

Matthew McConaughey is dropping out of Lee Daniel’s The Butler, where he was set to play John F. Kennedy. Instead, he’s found funding for a passion project, Dallas Buyers, about Ron Woodruff, an electrical contractor who was a cowboy of the AIDS era, smuggling 500,000 experimental pills across the border from Mexico while dodging the FDA’s efforts to keep the drugs out of the country.

As marriage equality foes amass more than enough signatures to place marriage equality on referendum in Maryland in November, equality forces are ramping up an education campaign toTom Lenk make sure the law survives.

Meanwhile in Minnesota, the governor’s two sons have announced a matching donation up to $200,000 to defeat a constitutional amendment banning equality in that state.

Tom Lenk says that he cherishes every chance to work with Joss Whedon. “It’s nice to have one person in my career that I keep getting to go back to. He’s just in it to win it, always. He’s as excited as you are to be working.” Lenk next appears in Whedon’s surprise Much Ado About Nothing.


 During preparation for the Tony Awards, Ryan Steele, Keenan Andrew-Bolger, Ben Fankhauser and Matt Doyle take a break at the park. Matt’s EP comes out Tuesday, by the way.

I never seem to have silly fun like this anymore. Being old sucks

 While they were there, Ryan Steele showed off a little. Actually a lot

Friday the Scissor Sisters hit up VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, which also had Sally Jesse Raphael as a guest, leading to this picture of four red heads with Ana and the backup singers.

Sally was funny and outspoken and fun to watch

 Remember 14-year-old West Virginia radio host Caiden Cower, who said President Obama was turning 3 of his friends gay, and how it was bullying not to want him to preach to them that they were sinners? Well, he got some words of wisdom from super star ally Josh Hutcherson via Twitter.

Honestly, my crush on Josh is starting to rival my crush on Russell Tovey. Russell wins by virtue of being gay

 Excellent advice to keep in mind

 So this is what Guillermo del Toro’s Pinnochio should look like

 Joseph Gordon-Levitt with his cameramen on Don Jon’s Addiction. Arms.

 Speaking of local crushes, we have the first poster for Judge Dredd

 Matthew Mitcham says I Do for Marie Claire Australia

 Someone who works for the Boise paper is not a Nickleback fan

 Harvey Nichols made waves with this mailer. There was a female version as well. Tasteless or funny?

 Because the Tony Awards are Sunday night (and yes, I’ll be subjecting you to my tweeting about it), you need to know how to host the perfect Tony Awards party. Thankfully, Brian d’Arcy James is here to teach you just how to do it.


In some weird way, this has turned into the Meme of country music. I don’t know how, since I don’t listen to country music. But you need to see Richard Hefner’s “Girls & Boys,” which may be the first country music It Gets Better video. It’s pretty adorable.


Since one song doesn’t give a country theme, my friends at Bilerico unearthed Town and Country’s “Everybody Wants To Say I Do.” It’s one of those things that can make you choke up unexpectedly.


Since we’re on a musical kick at this point, here’s a pitch perfect parody of Gotye, with “Somebody I Used To Blow,” complete with the gay twist. This is mildly, ever so mildly NSFW.


Is it possible that polar bears don’t belong in the zoo after all?


The Scissor Sisters were positively demur when they were on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live Friday. Jake almost seems bashful in fact. Sadly, the performances didn’t appear to be online, but they were perfect live.


I am completely clueless as to what The Catalina is. I’m guessing it’s a reality show of some sort. And Pride is coming. Who wants to do body shots off the insecure straight guy?


I have to give credit to Towleroad for breaking this video. Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III of the Friendship-West Baptist Church went off on his congregation for thinking that President Obama should not have endorsed marriage equality. This man has integrity, and he’s stunning to watch in the pulpit. You must watch this.


Clever Pie and Isabel Fay bring us this beautiful, NSFW tune about trolls online. We thankfully get very few around these parts, but I have to admit, I’ve bookmarked it to listen to when they do inevitably show up.


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