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. Still, 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.
Anti-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.
Little Britain star David Walliams says he’s always been mistaken for gay because he’s camp, and says that he even had gay experiences 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 so 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 posting 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.