Weekend Meme: Rachel Maddow Giggles Her Way Through Colbert, Justin Bieber Is Single, and Anderson Cooper Can’t Stop Talking About Being Gay

Vulture has a fun set visit to G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) which stars Megan Mullally GBFas the extremely gay positive mother to The Hard Times of R.J. Berger’s out Paul Iacono. The plot is about a gay student played by Michael J. Willett who comes out at high school and is instantly the must-have accessory for all the girls, while the flamboyant-but-closeted friend played by Iacono stews, despite having a mother (Mullally) so gay positive she rents Brokeback Mountain and liveblogs it to him. “Not a lot of foreplay. It looks a lot like grappling, but that’s a cowboy kiss. I guess they didn’t really need protection back in those days.”

The Vatican continues to dig into their bigoted ways in the wake of the marriage equality victories of the past week. Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi says that marriage provides for a mother and a father for children, and if that’s not important ““If not, then why not contemplate freely chosen polygamy, and naturally so as to not discriminate, polyandry?”

Since the National Organization for Marriage can’t seem to win in the United State any more, they’ve decided that companies like Starbucks that support marriage equality should be made to pay a price in their emerging markets like the Middle East. “Their international outreach is where we can have the most effect. So for example, in Qatar, in the Middle East, we’ve begun working to make sure that there’s some price to be paid for this. These are not Selena Gomez and Justin Biebercountries that look kindly on same-sex marriage. And this is where Starbucks wants to expand, as well as India. So we have done some of this; we’ve got to do a lot more.”

Loudon County in Virginia has asked for a special prosecutor from neighboring Alexandria to investigate whether County Supervisor and extreme homophobe Eugene Delgado used county resources for political fundraising purposes, citing new information.

I hope you’re sitting down, because Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have split up. Selena called it off for what she’s calling “trust issues.”

The Christian evangelical community, long the kingmaker in American politics, is in shock at their losses in the recent election. R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of the Southern Baptists Association, says “It’s not that our message — we think abortion is wrong, we think same-sex marriage is wrong — didn’t get out. It did get out. It’s that the entire moral landscape has changed. An increasingly secularized America understands our positions, and has rejected them.”

It’s official: Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3 and Little Miss SunshineDavid Furnish Zachary and Sir Elton John will be writing Star Wars: Episode VII. Does this mean we’re going to cry during Star Wars, and not for the same reasons we did in Episodes I-III?

The British tabloids are reporting that Sir Elton John and David Furnish are set to have another baby by the same surrogate that they used with Zachary.

Guillermo del Torro is in early talks to direct a DC Comics movie about characters I’m unfamiliar with, but all hail from the supernatural side of the house, like Deadman, the Spectre, Swamp Thing, John Constantine, Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, Zatara, Sargon and Etrigan the Demon.

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If you need aHoney Boo Boo long read for Sunday morning, try this interview with out boxer Orlando Cruz. You’ll find his coming out was carefully orchestrated to come off without a hitch.

After an investigation by the FBI, CIA chief David Patreaus has resigned due to an extramarital affair. Conservatives are claiming it’s a way to keep their investigation into the Libyan consulate stymied, and some liberals say infidelity doesn’t make you unfit for public service. But it’s pretty simple to people like me who held high security clearances: you never, ever put yourself into a position for blackmail. It’s basically rule number two.

If you were unaware, Honey Boo Boo has a chicken she’s named Nugget, which I think is kind of cute. PETA is now requesting she name it Not a Nugget, which is why most people don’t like PETA.

 First off, can we take just a moment to talk about Colton Haynes’ man cleavage?

 If you own a cat, you will end up starving to death

 A rare picture of Matthew Mitcham fully clothed, with Dominic Richards

 An image of Gandalf with Radagast

 Hudson Taylor cozies up to Justin Mikita

 Joan Collins brings a certain sophistication to the set of Happily Divorced

 I volunteer to give Justin Hartley mouth-to-mouth

Since Freddie Smith has to wait until November 14th to snuggle with Chandler Massey again, he’s taken comfort in the arms of Benjamin

 Rachel Maddow stopped by The Colbert Report to discuss the election results, but she was so tired from the election coverage, mostly she just giggled, which is probably the cutest thing since that kitten on the previous page. And she’s right, sometimes the facts do have a liberal bias.


I generally have a policy about not mocking children, and I’m mostly going to stick to it with Nicole Westbrook’s new song “It’s Thanksgiving.” But seriously, where are the parents? Why are these kids making a holiday dinner themselves? Is this going to be the prequel to “Home Alone?”


Dan Savage takes some time on his American Savage web series to discuss Tony Perkins, the lies he tells, and why he would welcome a lawsuit from the certified hate group.


We’re about to have a cute competition. First up is a baby elephant having it’s first bath, which appears to confuse the little one. Not to worry though, because mama is there to scrub behind those ears, which may take a while.


Our second entry in cute is this baby tiger cub, who likes the high ground of the couch when dealing with a playful chihuahua. But if he gives it up, he does seem to have trouble gaining it back. The pouncing seems to be a work in progress for this future killing machine.


This trailer for the live action version (which doesn’t exist) of The Magic School Bus is a little dark, with the kids all grown up and the teacher consigned to hell, but has significant potential to be something I might watch.


We’ve shown you some stills from The Young Doctor’s Notebook, which has Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm playing different version of said doctor at different points in his life. One has to wonder if the doctor is suffering from schizophrenia as well.


On Sesame Street, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Abby discuss the word “career” which, judging by the recent election cycle, is something that Republicans feels that young women should not be thinking about.


When Anderson Cooper hit up The Late Show with David Letterman, he was presented with the opportunity to fist bump Dave, which he blew. His excuse was that he’s gay, and gays don’t do that (we really don’t, or if we do we shouldn’t – no one should). It’s kind of amazing to watch Anderson having gone from never mentioning being gay for 40 years and suddenly working it in to conversations. I saw a few minutes of his daytime show on Friday at mom’s house, and he worked it into that show too. You go, Anderson!


NBC has released the first trailer for their new serial killer show The Following, from Kevin Williamson, starring Kevin Bacon. This looks pretty dark and graphic for a broadcast channel, and it appears that there are a lot of cuts away from some seriously graphic content.


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