Weekend Meme: Rupert Everett Keeps Talking, George Takei Heads To “The New Normal” and Conan O’Brien Impresses Jake Gyllenhaal

It’s finally obvious why Rupert Everett made those horrible comments about gay parents – he has a new book to sell. Rupert EverettStill, in some ways I empathize with some of the reasons he’s putting forth on kids and marriage. “For me, being gay was about wanting to do the opposite of the straight world, so I think that’s where my problems in this particular area come from. For me, personally, the last thing I would like in the entire world would be to go through cocktailing my sperm with my boyfriend and finding some grim couple in Ohio who are gluten-free and who you pay $75,000 to have your baby. To me it feels absolutely hideous. But that’s me, just me. I’m not having a go at gay couples who do. I think if Elton and David want to have babies, that’s wonderful. I think we should all do what we want.” While I’ve always felt more attached to the rebellious ways of which he speaks, when you’re in the public eye, you need to be aware of how you express that. Unless you have a book to sell.

Zach Wahls talks to There Are Giants, which is a site about exceedingly tall men. He covers his moms, his activism, and that he has no desire to go into politics. But does he consider himself a giant? “6’5 is still the upper cusp of acceptable normal height where people appreciate it and they think its cool; If you get into 6’7, 6’8 territory then that’s really, really, really tall.” Still, I think of him as a giant among men in ways that have nothing to do with his height.

Michael TruccoAnti-gay activists in Russia are targeting a Pepsi-owned dairy as promoting the gay lifestyle in violation of the law because they have a rainbow in their logo. I guess they never read that part of the Bible about Noah.

Hotel Transylvania, which got surprisingly positive reviews, is dominating the box office, heading towards a $38 million weekend. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Looper will finish second at $20 million, no doubt half of which is from Morgan.

Arthur Sulzberger, longtime publisher of the New York Times, has passed away, and the Times has an exceptionally long obituary for the man who changed news forever.

Search.xxx has launched to help you find your adult entertainment fix, and unlike Google, you can set flags that will restrict your search to just gay or straight porn.

Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Trucco is heading to Revenge, where he’s set to play Nate, the brother to Kenny, played by Teen Wolf’s JR Bourne.

Wrestler or Porn Star?

Little Britain star David Walliams says he’s always been mistaken for gay because he’s camp, and says that he even had gay experiencesDavid Wallaims as a youth. “I had gay experiences as a child and remember being very confused about that. But I’m glad I talked honestly about my childhood sexual awakening because I think there’s plenty of other people out there who will be reading it and say, ‘That’s quite normal, that happened to me. It confused me too.’”

George Takei and Nicole Ritchie are headed to The New Normal, where they’ll play themselves. For the other new cast member on The New Normal, that’s on page two.

The latest argument against marriage equality comes from Gov. Bobby Jindal, who seems to think equality is a slippery slope to repealing the Second Amendment.

Here are some surprising jokes from your favorite cartoons that you never understood as a child. I’m happy to see Animaniacs represented Andrew Garfieldso well, but I’m vaguely disturbed by what was on the wall in Ed, Edd, and Eddie.

Surprisingly exactly no one, Marc Webb has signed on to the sequel to The Amazing Spider-man, and Andrew Garfield is also back. Emma Stone is still negotiating.

The National Organization for Marriage has a new site up that equates the fight against marriage equality with the fight to end slavery. But they’re not race baiting. Not at all.

As part of an auction of James Bond memorabilia, Daniel Craig’s tight blue swim trunks are up for sale, and are expected to fetch $4600-$7500. It seems a small price to pay to nestle your junk where his junk once nestled.

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the web to apologize for their atrocious Maps application in iOS6. “Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.”

After a paparazzi set up shop on the beach in Hawaii where Wil Wheaton and his wife were vacationing to take pictures of them all day, Wheaton decided to respond to the invasion of privacy by taking pictures of “his flabby, forty-year-old, nerdy self” and postingChris Kluwe NOH8 them to the web to devalue the pap’s shots. Me, I think Wil’s still totally crushable. But his wife is freaking amazing.

After Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria singled Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe out in front of a conservative crowd, Kluwe challenged her to debate marriage equality. “Basically, I was pointing out the fact that it is very hypocritical of her to ask for a return to traditional values, when traditional values say she should have been in the kitchen, and not in office. Traditional values doesn’t just mean what you want it to mean. It can also mean some pretty bad stuff.” No word yet on Rep. Franson’s response. 

 Dave Salmoni is being chill with Butch, who has really grown since the last time I saw him

 Big congratulations to anchor hunk Thomas Roberts and his new husband, Patrick Dabner on their wedding Saturday

Also major congratulations to Ultimate Slash Madness runner-up Misha Collins on the birth of his daughter

 If they’d released this McDanno photo earlier, Ultimate Slash Madness may have gone another way

Speaking of slash, this picture went viral, which I wish had never lodged in my brain

Thankfully my friend Chris fixed it for me

  Good morning from Ben Cohen

 Teen Wolf’s Keahu Kahuanui attends Antonio del Prete’s gallery opening

 This is what we’ve come to, people

 The Dr. Horrible gang got together for Neil Patrick Harris’ The Haunted Play

 Tell me again how Mickey Rourke is supposed to play Gareth Thomas?

 Andrew Keenan-Bolger is taking Broadway for Obama really seriously

Ryan Murphy is requesting help naming the new puppy on The New Normal 

Konnect PR shared this great photograph of Suburgatory’s Parker Young at the Malibu Triathalon


 Looper is having a decent opening weekend, but if you think the plot is really about time travel assasinations, you’ve missed the point, because it’s obviously about meeting your future self and deciding if you can live with your looks in 30 years.


I admit, I have enough trouble not misspelling Jake Gyllenhaal’s name. I wouldn’t even attempt to think about how to pronouce it properly, but Conan put some thought into it, and managed to greet him the way he’s welcomed into IKEA.


I have a difficult relationship with Dan Savage in that when he’s good, he’s incredible, but then he goes off and says something that undermines his incredible insight in the lives of gay youth. His ideas on getting over prejudice aren’t new, but they’re so well stated, I have to wonder what he’s going to say next week that will have me screaming at my laptop.


Comcasts’ SportsTalk Live co-hosts Brian Mitchell and Ivan Carter decided to agree on one thing, which is that if you can play, You Can Play. Maybe if enough people say it, we can actually get our out active major sport athlete in the United States.


I have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect from “Size Matters” by Norwegian group Kollektivet, but while it’s a little NSFW, it’s incredibly funny. They’re not bad to look at, either.

As the debate on the morality of sharing infinite goods rages on, I admit that I had never considered how MP3s were like magic spells of old. Who knew that Harry Potter was a wizard and a pirate?


Each week, Jimmy Kimmel does a tribute to the FCC in “This Week In Unnecessary Censorship.” Each week brings different gags, but this time, they seem to be fixated on making us think about one word that was never there, over and over.


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