OMG! When does this shit end anyways??? I'm tired of those stupid cartoons being on Google everyday.
Spits water at shutterbug during "Hedwig."
It's only a matter of time before Zach and Frankie make BB USA history.
Oh God, she's still a delusional mess! In a new interview with the San Francisco Examiner, Jackson talks about his upcoming part in Ryan Murphy’s HBO pilot about open relationships. Jackson, himself in sober recovery, will play a meth addict. Teasing the new HBO show, the actor, who has already appeared nude onstage, admits he has no caveats when it comes to getting naked for his HBO role "only" if it’s “germane to the story.” In September, Jackson filed for divorce. A month later, he publicly began dating a fellow actor. At the same time, Jackson shaved his head, grew a mustache and got Elvis Presley lyrics tattooed on his arm. The media labeled the drastic transition for the once clean-cut actor as a sign of a midlife crisis. “I have had quite a difficult and transitional year. Despite this newfound reputation as a 38-year-old bad boy, Jackson said settling down and raising a family is something he’s always wanted.“I have known I was going to be a dad as long as I can remember,” he said. Addressing the daily barrage of twitter and Instagram selfies Jackson has been posting of himself kissing his new boyfriend. Cheyenne tagged his latest selfies WeAreWellAwareHowAnnoyingWeAre
A friend of mine just got back from the Lake Como region, where she said her Italian friends all swear up and down that not only does everyone in the area know that George Clooney is gay (despite the engagement), but that he's had an affair for years with some sort of male psychiatrist or psychologist who practices in Florence. Have any of you heard about this before?
Who will it be? Serena, Nole....Will Federer or Nadal surprise us or will it be someone new? Let's post here
Summer is here. Now what?
Why couldn't they cast anyone attractive? There are attractive engineers in real life too. Regardless of content, it is really hard to watch because of the ugliness and eye-bugginess of the cast. Is this how straight men feel about watching Girls?
They've been enjoying an Italian getaway together. And unlikely friends Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez were pictured flying into Sardinia Airport via a private jet on Thursday. They were accompanied by their host, Italian businessman Gianluca Vacchi and his girlfriend. That day, Gianluca shared an Instagram video hopping out of the private jet and kissing the ground, with the caption, ‘SARDINIA finally!!! enjoy #GVlifestyle’ Zac, 26, and Michelle, 35, were last pictured together at Porto Cervo in Sardinia on July 25, embarking on a boat ride. It appears they have returned after vacationing elsewhere. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Zac and Michelle looked coordinated on Thursday, and were both clad in head to toe black. The Neighbors actor sported a sweater over shorts with high socks and sneakers and a duffel bag slung over his shoulder. Feeling warm, he then removed his outerwear to reveal a blue and white T-shirt.
General bs thread and also continuation of the Louis football thread. They are all in their 20's now, they must be growing tired of this schtick... how long until the collapse begins?
Is she dead? I haven't heard a word about her in years. I'm not complaining, mind you, just curious.
Daddy has nice legs.
When Shawnetta Newburn left her drug-infested St. Louis neighborhood in search of a better life for her family in Las Vegas, she didn't expect to live in a house with frills worthy of a McMansion. But Paradise awaited. That's the name of the gated community where Ms. Newburn, a single mother who makes $10.50 an hour as a pawn-shop cashier, rents a three-bedroom townhouse with soaring ceilings, a gas-fueled fireplace and an oversize walk-in closet in the largest bedroom. The master bath even includes an enclosed toilet room, a feature popular in mini-mansions. "The only time I ever saw that was on TV or something," she says during a tour of the approximately 2,000-square-foot home. "I never thought I'd have anything like this." The development has a kidney-shaped swimming pool. Her previous apartment in St. Louis resembled public housing, she says, and her three sons were crammed into one bedroom. After her refrigerator caught fire, her landlord replaced it with an outdated brown model. She now has gleaming-white appliances. Ms. Newburn can thank the housing bust. She participates in a government program for low-income families that subsidizes about half of her $1,400 monthly rent. The program, known as Section 8, has for decades put families in functional but basic homes and apartments, sometimes in less-than-desirable communities. But overbuilding during the housing boom has left so many homes available that landlords, desperate for renters, are wooing Section 8 recipients, whose government subsidies, delivered electronically, guarantee the landlord gets paid. As a result, Section 8 recipients suddenly have a housing smorgasbord. Plenty of average housing stock remains in many places, but in certain markets, there are also more upscale selections. On the website GoSection8.com, landlords nationwide tout boom-era showpieces%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%94replete with "great rooms," backyard swimming pools and built-in stainless-steel barbecue grills%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%94that once sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Las Vegas has been one of the nation's hardest-hit real-estate markets. Some renters are getting pickier. "More and more, I'm seeing tenants turn down places," says Arman Davtyan, owner of seven Las Vegas properties rented to Section 8 tenants. Instead, they're going for "another property that's either bigger or in a better area or has more bedrooms," he says. "Before, they tended to take whatever they could get."(story continues at link)
Dish the dirt!
He was 43, a bottom and really liked my big dick. Have you had sex with a relative? Details, please!
I'd be his slave.
This was a LONG movie and seemed to take forever to get to its point. I thought the ending was kind of anti-climactic. But Anne Baxter is the real standout in this film. She definitely earned her Oscar playing the drunk widow. That scene with her and Gene Tierney and the Perpovska was so suspenseful!
Was he of the homosex or the bisex?
...as in, waiting to sleep with a guy until the third date if you're interested in pursuing a serious relationship with him? It seems really old-fashioned to me, but my (gay) friend claims it helps him weed out guys who are just interested in a quick hookup, even if they pretend to be interested in something longer-term. Like, if they want to fuck on the first date they might be thinking, "I'm not serious about this but at least I'll get some sex from meeting you," and probably won't keep in touch after. But if they're willing to invest the time to get to know you better through conversation and shared activities, there's a higher chance they actually like you and will stick around for something more serious. By the way, this applies if you're going on "dates" and not just meeting random guys for hookups. And I'm sure there are exceptions, but I was wondering if there was some truth to it, of if it's just a relic of older sexual standards, mainly for straight women.
As I understand it, George Bush & Congress passed a law intended to reduce the problem with sex-trafficking. Minors from Central American are now using the enticement of a loophole in that law to flee violence and sexual exploitation in their home countries, and stay in this country longer than they otherwise would have. Obama has deported more undocumented immigrants than any other president, but is stuck enforcing this law. He has asked Congress for funds to manage the influx of these youngsters, and The Rs in the House, so far, refuse to put up the money. Have I got this right? How is this Obama's fault, not that the lack of fault ever stopped the Rs from attacking him?
Just sayin, not my cup of tea
Ashton Kutcher Henry Cavill Matt Bomer Matt Damon Brad Pitt Kellan Lutz Anthony Recker
Who gay on the various national teams?
[quote]Rosie O'Donnell has made her deal with "The View" ... sources connected with the negotiations tell TMZ. We're told the show will make the announcement shortly. TMZ broke the story ... the negotiations fired up a few days ago and the deal was almost completed by end of business day Monday. The deal is now complete. Rosie will join Whoopi Goldberg on the show. As we reported, producers are also looking for a Latina and a conservative. Two conservative candidates who are being scoped are Abby Huntsman and Margaret Hoover.
Is it better than Santa Fe? Do residents really call it "The Big Q"? I drove through at sunset on I-10 and it was a beautiful vista, mountains, fading light hitting the color in the stones. It was awesome. But what kind of industry/economy is there? What's the weather like? Can you get anything other than SW/Mexican food? How much does a nice home cost? A nice condo? I have an urge to make a very stupid, very rapid decision...
What's something a person could do or say on a first date that would guarantee no second date? Case histories welcome.
We never talk about her work. I love The Member of the Wedding and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. But when she gets too indulgent in the Southern Gothic elements in her work, as in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe or Reflections in a Golden Eye, she reads like a terrible imitation of Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor.
Please settle this. Thanks.
I'm Chevy Chase and you're not.
It basically says that Michael Sam will have no problem in the locker room and that all athletes check out each others' dongs and even give out nicknames based on penis size! You watersports fans will enjoy the Greg Maddux aneccote
You can actually see his hole!
I love her. Why doesn't she work more.
It seems to happen with many gay men. A guy I used to work with now has several photos of himself being all cozy with a girl. His mother posted a comment on one saying how "proud" she is of him, presumably for turning straight. Then there's the famous case of DL favorite Anthony Perkins, who was famously turned straight by Victoria Principal. What explains this phenomenon? Is pussy magic?
They are way too into him.
Wasn't she going to beard for Tammy Cruise? hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, married his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend Friday in a ceremony at the maximum-security prison where he is serving 28 years for murdering a woman he met in a Lima casino.
So it's like a cheaper, more boing Lord Of The Rings?
Everyone has heard about Marlon and the girl in Last Tango, and Chloe and Vincent Gallo in Brown Bunny..but why don't we see it more? And for that matter, when it happens, is it usually the result of a director taking things too far, or desperate and/or drugged, out of control actors doing what they do best? Remember that 90s flick The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud? At one point you see actor Tony Leung's dick slip into the 16 year-old actress playing Marguerite Duras. In a case like this, would people blame the director or the actress/actor? Is there any way it would help any of their careers, or would it just brand ayone associated with the incident as irresponsible and unreliable?
Has anyone been there?
I remember when he was a young buck....thinking the name Blackie rings a bell?
[bold]Brave Australian Olympic Games champion Ian Thorpe tells: I’m gay [/bold] AFTER years of personal struggle, Olympic hero Ian Thorpe has bravely revealed he is gay. The 31-year-old confirms his sexuality for the first time tonight in an exclusive interview on Channel 10, telling all to veteran British interviewer Sir Michael Parkinson. It’s understood the interview, which Parkinson has described as one of the best he has ever conducted, includes a full admission from Thorpe that he is gay despite having dated women in the past. In the emotional sit-down shot last month, Thorpe also details the years of depression he has battled while denying his sexuality from the world.
It starts tonight (7/13). From Guillermo del Toro and the guy who does Bate Motel. Starring Corey Stoll, the man with the biggest dildo collection I've ever seen! I'm interested. It's a vampire story that's NOT about some kind of love triangle.
What do we know about him? Big cock?
Who would you have voted for?
What is he?
The ratings for Meet The Press continue to crumble as the American people continue to show no interest in the pro-Republican Sunday morning show format. Last week Meet The Press finished third in Sunday show viewership with just over two million viewers. The program trailed both CBS’ Face The Nation, and ABC’s This Week in viewership. Meet The Press has struggled with David Gregory as host, and nothing they are doing to revive the show is working. NBC has contemplated dumping host David Gregory, but the rumored swap of Gregory for Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough could take a bad situation and make it exponentially worse. There have been reports of conflicts among the Meet The Press staff with David Gregory over the style and substance of the show. NBC has tried to reinvent Meet The Press by doing more taped segments outside of their Washington, D.C. studio, but viewership isn’t turning around. The problems surrounding David Gregory’s disconnect with the audience and issues with guests are well known. A deeper issue the fact that the guest structure of Meet The Press is turning off a large segment of the political audience. Most of the Sunday morning shows are heavily biased towards Republicans. In 2013, three of the four English language broadcast network Sunday shows gave the majority of their solo interviews to conservatives. Face The Nation, Meet The Press, and Fox News Sunday all favored conservatives. Meet The Press favored the right over the left by a margin of 48%-35%. Right-wing guests outnumbered left-wing guests on Face The Nation, Meet The Press and Fox News Sunday for the entire year last year. Many blamed David Gregory for this pro-Republican bias, but Republicans outnumbered Democrats 2 to 1 when Tim Russert hosted Meet The Press. The difference between Gregory and Russert is that Russert was better at giving off an air of objectivity, even if his show was fundamentally the same as Gregory’s. Meet The Press is declining because the country is changing. Shows that are dominated by conservative and Republican guests are reflective of a majority of the country. As the Republicans have moved more to the right, the Sunday shows have become a platform for their radical views. Instead of keeping up with the leftward social shift in America, the Sunday shows are interviewing Rick Perry and giving John McCain a virtually weekly slot on national television. David Gregory is just a symptom. The disease that will eventually kill Meet The Press is pro-Republican bias.
My straight friend and I went out drinking last night, or actually he was drinking and I didn't because I was the designated driver. Then when I was driving me home, he told me he wanted to know what sex with a guy was like. So we got some lube, went to a secluded place and I sucked his dick, then he fucked me. I tried to fuck him, but as I finally got in it was too much for him. He said right off the bat it was a one-time thing and that we would never discuss it again.
15 years ago. Her dealer had just made a delivery of heroin and coke. She's lucky to be alive. Hope she's clean now - you know, with the kids 'n all.
In remarks framed as a message to the American public, actor Jon Voight emotionally aired his political grievances for several minutes in a televised statement on Saturday. Those grievances range from (but are not limited to) Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the "targeting" of conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, illegal immigration, the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case, the treatment of war veterans, the chaos in Iraq and deep reservations about President Obama. "Five years ago, I stated that Obama would take the country apart piece-by-piece, that he would cause a civil war in this country," Voight read on Saturday in a statement on Mike Huckabee's Fox News show. "In hindsight we can see how many things have come to pass." "Let us remember, let us not forget Benghazi," he continued. "Let us not say what difference does it make. Obama found a perfect way to put this under the rug, blaming Republicans, saying that they just want to find fault with his administration. And still to this day we still not know the truth." Voight, an Oscar-winner, currently stars in Showtime drama Ray Donovan, which premieres its second season on Sunday. The actor, the father of Angelina Jolie, has long been outspoken about his conservative-leaning political beliefs. During his Fox News, he also singled out the Democratic party on social issues. "The Democrat party has become a very negative force ... it's more socialist in their thinking, and they've given young women the wrong ideas about what democracy really is," he said. "[Congresswoman] Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the gang leader for all the wrong information to our young women," Voight said, "Convincing them that Republicans are stopping their liberties and freedoms of reproduction when the truth is, as the Supreme Court upheld, that religious freedoms are being infringed upon."
Growing up, spaghetti aglio e olio. Can't get much cheaper than that when it comes to feeding a whole family. I always when I see it fancied up on Italian restaurant menus. (Thread obviously excludes the silver spoon/GOOP crowd).
I think I'm in love.
Watching it now, jealous bitches The movie DL loves to hate !
More has been learned about the police officer in in San Francisco previously known only as The Hot Cop of Castro His name is Chris Kohrs and a Facebook page has been dedicated to his hunkiness. Kohrs hadn’t done anything to draw attention to himself except for being hunky and doing his job as a patrol officer in one of the gayest neighborhoods in the US – the neighborhood where Harvey Milk launched his political career. But a few candids of the Kohrs began to show up on blogs, including one posted on social media in May taken by celebrated author Armistead Maupin of Tales of the City fame. Wrote Maupin then: ‘I told him he had become something of celebrity on the web to which he replied with a sly smile: “So I’m told.” He graciously consented to a picture then sent us on our way with: “You guys have a nice day.”’ Kohrs’ fan page has more than 2,000 followers and he has shared a few additional photos for his newfound fans including one from the recent Pride celebration. ‘I noticed there weren’t any pride pics on my page,’ he wrote to the page’s creator. ‘I think I should have at least one to show my support! Can u post this one?’ ‘Whenever you get a chance if you could once in awhile let the supporters of the fan page know that I appreciate all their support I would appreciate that.’
Is he gay?
Look at this
Like father, like son! Patrick Schwarzenegger displays enviable physique as he steps out with girlfriend for Independence Day celebrations in LA
It was a pre-teen soap that brought the world Sarah Michelle Gellar and Brittany Daniel? It was circa 1993
Thanks to one of the posters from the last thread for suggesting this thread title! Continue chatting about Kevin and Aaron the phony
His "Buddy" series really is one of my favorite group of stories. Ethan is the only author I have ever sent a fan letter to. I started re-reading them this summer. It's like going back in time to my youth. Great writing. One of the all time great gauy authors. He also manages to write fiction and non-fiction. I secretly hope/think he post here. If he does: Hey Ethan! You rock!
Apparently he was a sports reporter in Pittsburgh. Just started at KABC Channel 7 in Los Angeles as the news anchor this weekend. He may have on air experience, but so far, he looks like a deer caught in the headlights.
People like you, who are humble, self-effacing, sincere, and hardworking? Failures. You will stay at the bottom of the food chain eating the shit of your superiors for a long time, my friend. On the other hand, little pricks like Nathan, who somehow seem to get every break, even though you know for a fact that he doesn't know how to fill out his reports properly, and he's always late to work, and he leans on nice people like you to make himself look good? Yes, well, he is perfect. *** Sad, but true.
Kleiser was like an American Franco Zeffirelli, always casting pretty young men as leads in his movies: Travolta in Grease, Christopher Atkins in The Blue Lagoon, Peter Gallagher in Summer Lovers, C. Thomas Howell in Grandview U.S.A, Ethan Hawke in White Fang, ... Any interesting casting couch stories to share?
Spill the tea.
Reporter for CBS Miami. What do we know about him?
What list is Gale Harold on? Is Gale Harold on the A-list or Z-list? Why does Gale Harold not have a career? Why does Gale Harold not have fans? Why does Gale Harold not have talent? Why does Gale Harold grow old? Why does Gale Harold not look like George Clooney? Why? Why!? Why!!?
Kickstarter Planned For BATKID BEGINS Documentary We all remember the heartwarming story of 5-year-old, Miles Scott, a recovering leukemia patient who inspired the residents of San Francisco to transform their town into Gotham City. Well, his story isn't over. Filmmaker Dana Nachman, is launching a Kickstarter campaign on July 15th titled Batkid Begins. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, San Francisco was turned into Gotham City for one day, as Miles battled a few Batman rogues and saved the day as Batkid. Nachman captured most of the proceedings but she's turning to kickstarter to complete the documentary, which needs "a soundtrack, graphics and animation, aerial shots of San Francisco and other special effects" to truly complete the project, according to The Wrap. The finish product's proceeds will all go to charity, the Batkid Fund, which benefits charities of the Scott family's choosing.
I'm watching his PBS travel show and it's absolutely hilarious. He constantly sounds like he should be a nellie choreographer in a 30s musical: "All right, on your toes, girls!" It's jawdropping to me he's a divorced heterosexual.
I always thought they were nothing but trash garbage bangers who had nothing but loud noise and were a refuge for misfits who were racist and homophobic and couldnt stand the fact that when soul and disco were king they werent at the top of the heap. Good riddance.
What do you think of this movie? Joan Allen was really outstanding- I don't know why she hasn't had a bigger lead female career. And Sigourney Weaver, as usual, was wonderful as a pathetic New Canaan, CT monster circa 1973. The theme of these lonely characters, cursed to be born in a media-dominated society and hoping to find meaning in their lives through cultural fads and material possessions- this is even more relevant today than when the story takes place.
This is a shot in the dark, but can anyone identify the porn film from which this clip comes (so to speak)? I'm seriously obsessed with it right now and want to try and track down the original video.
The endlessly fascinating world of HKN is not quite so fascinating anymore. Is this because there's just so much a person can take when it comes to the sorry state of affairs in the land of delusion? The name-calling is growing old and repetitive. The We Believe! mantra is becoming more and more transparent. And, well, honestly, just how many laughing gifs can a person stomach in one day? And then we have the subjects of this thread themselves. Unless one of them comes out or learns to act or finds some talent, the fact is that they will not be able to hold our attention much longer. Then again, one can always hope. Right?
Heard he was an anchor in Miami, and got into trouble for battery/domestic violence in '09. His mug shot is so hot. Anyone know his story ?
Maybe because their cupcakes sucked?
(as Kellan would spell it) See his pecs and nipples ripple.
All I ever want is coffee but I notice I feel better and am more productive when I eat breakfast. I hate spending more than 5 minutes preparing it, though, and I don't like cereal or oatmeal. Any interesting ideas welcome. My usual repertoire: 1. wheat toast with peanut butter 2. Greek yogurt with berries, honey and almonds 3. banana and a hardboiled egg 4. leftover sashimi, rice & wasabi 5. leftover pizza & hot sauce 6. hardboiled egg sandwich
Please take this important poll.
I started college at Northwestern in 1981 and this tongue-in-cheek satirical guidebook was actually hugely influential. How did The Official Preppy Handbook affect your life?
Twenty years ago, I used to think about him often while I masturbated when he starred in Wings. He was so hot with fabulous hair and ass. I recently saw him on Hot in Cleveland, and he has aged badly, and I don't understand why. What happened to his face? Has he had a substance abuse problem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R70N6Np-ht4
Which NFL player who was the talk of the sports world just a few years ago is contemplating about coming out of the closet? Yes, his conservative family knows but he's not as close with them as they want you to believe. Manti Te'o?
There is no way Hamas thought they could kidnap and murder 3 Israelis in cold blood without any retribution. So then, this was planned. But why? They knew it would stir shit up and Hamas has to know Israel will blast them to Hell and back. This can't be simply a PR move so then, why?
How does the former U.S. Senator and presidential wannabe from Pennsylvania like his homo sex?
Read the link. Damn we have to wait for October?
A really gay show right now? Should I give in and start watching? How many gay characters are there right now?
Any thing to recommend? I want something comfortable with a shoulder strap that looks sharp, and is big enough to hold a laptop.
Did you think it was underrated? She really had some gems on there (Rain, Bad Girl, Deeper and Deeper).
I was. Actually I was told I was WORST (sic) than a homophobe. Apparently fan loyalty trumps sexual orientation.
Although it has been around earlier than that, we have known about the existence of AIDS since 1981. Since then, we have come up with new drugs to combat it. But we still don't have a cure, and gay men are still seroconverting. Why? Is it ignorance of tried-and-true prevention methods (don't whine about lack of access when there's more access to HIV/AIDS education materials now than there's ever been) or just the inevitable result of self-destructive tendencies caused by internalized homophobia?
After learning that her former View colleague might return to the program for its eighteenth season, the Fox & Friends co-host called into her new show to dredge up old drama. Hasselbeck, who is on vacation, brought up her infamous fight with O'Donnell, which led to the comic's premature exit from the show. "What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?" Hasselbeck asked Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade. "I know Rosie very well. We worked quite closely. Talk about not securing the border! Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control ready to regain a seat at the View table." According to Hasselbeck, O'Donnell's possible re-hiring is "not surprising" at all. As the conservative television personality explained to her co-hosts, "I think this has been in the works for a long time." "I'll go back to the reunion show for [Barbara Walters]. How odd is this, when you have the woman, who again, insinuated that our own troops were terrorists in Iraq at the time, then left the show...to have such ease the day of Barbara's goodbye show was shocking to me? She walked around with a lot of control and I had the chance to talk to her," the Survivor alum, 37, said. She continued, "Rosie herself told me, on-set, while we were mic'ed up, that she produced the reunion show to have everybody together and it was her idea. Now, would you think that the woman who left in the way that she did would be producing Barbara's goodbye show? Here's the shocker: It was actually her hello show." Hasselbeck said she will be "very interested" to see how O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg might interact, particularly because Goldberg is an EGOT winner and O'Donnell is not. "I don't think it would be wise for Rosie O'Donnell to challenge Whoopi Goldberg on anything. I really don't," she warned. "And I would also say that after years of being there, Rosie found out one thing about me: Don't mess with a pregnant mama and do not mess with our military when it comes to this girl sitting next to her." "I'll go back to the reunion show for [Barbara Walters]. How odd is this, when you have the woman, who again, insinuated that our own troops were terrorists in Iraq at the time, then left the show...to have such ease the day of Barbara's goodbye show was shocking to me? She walked around with a lot of control and I had the chance to talk to her," the Survivor alum, 37, said. She continued, "Rosie herself told me, on-set, while we were mic'ed up, that she produced the reunion show to have everybody together and it was her idea. Now, would you think that the woman who left in the way that she did would be producing Barbara's goodbye show? Here's the shocker: It was actually her hello show." When O'Donnell made her first appearance on the show in February 2014 since leaving the show seven years earlier, she joked about their feud. Hasselbeck, who played nice with O'Donnell when cameras rolled in May 2014, also dropped another secret about The View's reunion episode. "I do believe that this has been in the works for a long, long time. She wanted to re-do the split-screen and voice it over from our original confrontation right there. I was not up for that," she recalled. "She seemed to have a lot of control for Barbara's farewell show. Again, it is Rosie O'Donnell's hello show, in my opinion." Though she may sound bitter, Hasselbeck is much happier on a different network. "I could not be more thankful to be at Fox & Friends. You all are an outstanding group," she said. "I'm so thankful. Days like this remind me of that. You're all doing a great job. Mark my words, this is just the beginning—again!"
Likes to have his ass eaten a LOT by the ladies. Surely he's gone the gay way a time or two, no?
Daniel Craig can't hog that role forever eventually, he'll have to step down. I think Fassbender would do well in the role based on his performances in inglourious basterds as well as shame. I hope he gets the role; then he could be the next Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise.
What do we think, DL? He's frightening, yes, but he does have great nipples and a beautiful foreskin. How does he get away with all these nude shots in Russia?
Lay it on us.
“I would have benefited from not drinking as it was not making me as happy as I wanted to. It is not a real pressure, but it is a pressure of living with the thought, ‘Oh, what is all these people are saying I am not going to have a career? What if they are all going to be right and will be laughing and I will be consigned to a bunch of ‘Where are they now?’ lists?’” He now says he has been sober for four years.
In which Drs. Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif endeavor to correct bad plastic surgery on everyone from Janice Dickinson to post-op TS porn star Kimber James to Justin Bieber wannabe Toby Sheldon. I have to admit they did a good job on Janice's new boobs. Women with implants are supposed to get them replaced every 10 years -- hers were over 30 years old and looked like deflated balloons.
She's so het. He's so het. They're so het together. The hetness, it burns.
First week sales for new album are in the HUNDREDS. Not thousands or millions...hundreds.
Does me talking and fighting about this foreign conflict make me look butch?
There's a family of them living in my backyard and I love to watch them run around. There are the cutest things ever!
With Anthony nude or non-nude?
She's almost 50 and hasn't produced an album since 2008. She's also no longer under a recording contract. She's married to a supposed billionaire.
Apparently these are the top five according to the linked site. Pity about the "bear" one. 1. top commenter \t4.03% 2. facebook top commenter \t2.29% 3. how tall is justin timberlake \t1.54% 4. datalounge \t1.48% 5. bear411 \t1.42%
Yas, the new season starts next week. I can't wait! Too bad Kelly Price left the show. She brought so much fuckery to season one that her drama will be deeply missed. But we still got Lil' Mo on the show, the breakout star, so it should be a good season.
How about you? I'm proud of my Italian heritage.
Have you ever gone online shopping when you were drunk and bought something you regret?
I''m a big fan of Paul''s and was surprised to recently learn one of his earliest boyfriend''s died accidently.\ \ From Wikipedia: \ \ "In 1965, Lynde was involved in an accident where his lover, a young actor, fell to his death from the window of their hotel room in San Francisco''s Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The two had been drinking for hours before 24-year-old James "Bing" Davidson slipped and fell eight stories, an event witnessed by two policemen. Even though the scandal did not ruin his career, the incident offered insight into the precarious life of drinking and partying that Lynde enjoyed."
The Centre Square
To stop working and retire forever?
Racist? Homophobic? Nah! 'course not! *wink* - - - - - - You are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood. There is a clear line between appreciation and appropriation RECOMMENDED FOR YOU David Letterman Walks Out During Joan Rivers Interview TIME Cover Story: Interview With Trans Icon Laverne Cox Donald Sterling Visits Black Church In Los Angeles by Taboola I need some of you to cut it the hell out. Maybe, for some of you, it’s a presumed mutual appreciation for Beyoncé and weaves that has you thinking that I’m going to be amused by you approaching me in your best “Shanequa from around the way” voice. I don’t know. What I do know is that I don’t care how well you can quote Madea, who told you that your booty was getting bigger than hers, how cute you think it is to call yourself a strong black woman, who taught you to twerk, how funny you think it is to call yourself Quita or Keisha or for which black male you’ve been bottoming — you are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood. It is not yours. It is not for you. MORE Texas Slaughter: Suspect in 6 Slayings Surrenders NBC News Britney Spears' 'Alien' Without Auto-Tune Is Not Meant To Be Heard Huffington Post Good Day to Go 'Bad'? Emmy Noms to Be Revealed NBC News Thursday's Top 6 News Stories NBC News Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again? Sports Illustrated Let me explain. POPULAR AMONG SUBSCRIBERS Eat Butter Fat Time Magazine Cover Ending the War on Fat Subscribe The End of Iraq How Many People Watched Orange Is the New Black? No One Knows Black people can’t have anything. Any of these things include, but aren’t limited to: a general sense of physical safety, comfort with law enforcement, adequate funding and appreciation for black spaces like schools and neighborhoods, appropriate venues for our voices to be heard about criticism of issues without our race going on trial because of it, and solid voting rights (cc: Chris McDaniel). And then, when you thought this pillaging couldn’t get any worse, extracurricular black activities get snatched up, too: our music, our dances, our slang, our clothing, our hairstyles. All of these things are rounded up, whitewashed and repackaged for your consumption. But here’s the shade — the non-black people who get to enjoy all of the fun things about blackness will never have to experience the ugliness of the black experience, systemic racism and the dangers of simply living while black. Though I suppose there’s some thrill in this “rolling with the homies” philosophy some adopt, white people are not racially oppressed in the United States of America. White people are not racially oppressed in the United States of America. White people are not racially oppressed in the United States of America.
Someone mentioned Elayne Boosler. But who else among the celebs is really aging badly?
When did they meet? Did Halls already have the kids? Did Bomer have much of a career at the time they got together?
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Simon Halls's Bag of Oranges
Puerto Rican pro boxer comes out as gay by Scott Roberts 4 October 2012, 11:40am The world of boxing now has its first openly gay professional fighter who has come out whilst his career is still active. Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz has said that he is indeed a gay man. The 31-year-old released a statement to the media saying: “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself. “I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. “I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.” Cruz has been boxing since he was seven and has won seven national titles and seven international gold medals. He turned pro shortly after the Sydney Olympic Games and won his first professional fight on 15 December 2000 against Alfredo Valdez. He will be taking on Jorge Pazos in the ring in Florida on 19 October. According to BoxRec, Cruz is currently the No. 2 ranked featherweight in the United States and will be hoping to defend his WBO Latino featherweight title. Cruz now joins a growing list of gay professional sports starts such as retired rugby player Gareth Thomas, Swedish footballer Anton Hysen, England cricketer Steven Davies and gold medal Olympic equestrian star Carl Hester.
...[...], [...]! You never stopped hoping; now you're in the pinsk! [...], [...]! When the naysayers 'nay,' you picked up your pace. You said, "Nothing's going to stop me, so get out of my face! I'm having adventures all over the place!" [...], ROCHELLE!
She claims to have met several "hot" Tunisian guys on a social networking site, and wants to go there on vacation "because the beaches are beautiful!" Bear in mind that she's a single white female in her mid-40's. Help me talk some sense into her!
is closed? There was a discussion going on, certainly nothing unusual. Unfortunately, the American people have to keep their blinders on, when it comes to the atrocities that Israel commits against the Palestinians.
It's THAT time of year (for the first time). We need to get organized, people. Location/Venues Music Events Workshops Food Volunteers "Rules and Boundaries" (Or should these be two categories?") and of course….."What about the children?"
I can't wear a leather watchband as it makes my wrist break out. Is there anything one can rub on the bands to stop the irritation?
He's got a license and won't stop. The whole family thinks he's going to kill somebody someday.
I felt a mixture of nostalgia and disgust. What the hell was wrong with Monica? She sounds nutty.
What B-list actor who is in one of the most anticipated movies of the year got his start as a gay webcam model, occasionally with some guy-guy action? Once his agent found out about his past, it was the bearding route for him. Which NFL player who was the talk of the sports world just a few years ago is contemplating about coming out of the closet? Yes, his conservative family knows but he's not as close with them as they want you to believe. Which B/C-list foreign born mostly television actor best known for his role on an almost network show which ended a while back was seen making out with a guy at London's infamous Heaven nightclub?
Iran is 51% (roughly) non-Persian, i.e. other Iranian and some Turkic groups. That said, most citizens speak Farsi as a first and only language. But why is this a talking point? What makes Persian culture distinctive?
It must be a day ending in Y.
I'm watching it for the first time and love every minute of it. Any fans?
I heard she was relevant during my infancy.
Do they still have analysts?
They've been letting her bark all night next door and she would pace outside by my bedroom window. I tried earphones and earplugs but it was a shrieking kind of sound, with howling. She was young, part retriever. I guess they were trying to get her to grow up. They're horrible people and I couldn't talk to them. No one else would do anything. People here aren't like that. Eventually someone just would have given her antifreeze of something. So I started tossing raw meatballs over the fence with a tiny amount of my Xanax and Diazepam in them, one each night around 10. It worked fine. But I guess there was a build up of something because Tuesday morning I heard screaming and they had found the dog dead with froth all over its face. The woman came to my door and asked if I had seen anything and then as much as asked if I did something. I said no of course not, I loved Shelly. (I would give her treats and even walked her when she was a puppy a few times before the people got weird) Now she's going all over accusing people. She says they're getting two pit bulls and if anything happens she's going to start civil war. Now I don't know what to do. Should I just go and tell her the truth? It was an accident. I could say I was trying to soothe the dog and it was a terrible mistake. If she gets pit bull they'll be barking all the time and I'll have to move, and I can't afford more rent. I'm afraid they'll hurt my cats, which Shelly never did. I have an understanding with my landlord and I'm worried. Can I be arrested if I confess? All I wanted was some sleep. I know how this sounds, but any ideas will be helpful. Has this ever happened to you?
torture, murder, imprison and kidnap Israelis and oppress their own people, especially. I've watched these bullies, elect and re-elect a murdering thug (Mahmoud Abbas). I'm tired of seeing THAT kind of country get so much of our tax money. If "Palestine" was demolished, I could find no sympathy in my heart for them. I have had it with "Palestine" or ANY of the Middle East states and their culture of war. And Islam is the culprit. I really want to see them gone and Israel take over everything in the Middle East. Everything.
They are doing some amazing things for us, apparantly
Who was the best? Is Hickey upset he didn't get to repeat his Tony role? He said online he'd be in the film in another part. (What happened?) Is there cat fighting!!!!!!?
I've had a sexual obsession with him ever since I saw "Arabian Nights" when I was 14. The last scene of that film is such a cock-tease.
Sherri Shepherd does not want anything to do with her unborn surrogate baby ... because she believes her estranged husband defrauded her into having the kid in the first place so he could get child support ... this according to multiple sources connected with the couple. TMZ broke the story ... Sherri and her husband Lamar Sally each separately filed legal docs to end their marriage. The big complication -- a baby will be born this month to a surrogate who signed a contract with Sherri and Lamar. Now our sources say ... the baby was conceived with Lamar's sperm, but NOT Sherri's egg. Now here's where it gets tricky. We're told Sherri does not want custody or even to be considered a parent ... because she doesn't want to get stuck with massive child support payments. Sherri wants a judge to rule she has no parental rights or responsibilities -- which would shut the door to child support. She claims Lamar defrauded her -- that he got her to sign on for a surrogate birth knowing full well he would divorce her and then nail her to the wall for child support. Our Lamar sources say Sherri tried to get pregnant in vitro and when it didn't work she got deeply involved in the surrogacy process. Another twist ... Sherri has filed for divorce in New Jersey and Lamar has filed in California. This is not a coincidence. We did some digging, and found New Jersey courts generally do NOT recognize surrogacy agreements, which means Lamar would probably be shut down. Not so in Cali.
If DL were prime time all the time, there'd be no trolls (or far fewer). I know this suggestion will get people screaming. But I don't understand how someone who can afford to buy a computer, can't find $18 a year to spend on something he enjoys doing. For me, it would be worth it not to have to wade through all the posts that serve no purpose but to start a flame war. (Just to be clear, I have no connection to the DL other than regular visitor)
I think James Franco has definitely been around the block. Also Channing Tatum and Andrew Garfield. Who else?
There's a sentence you don't read too often.
Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty is metaphorically vomiting split pea soup on the very institution that inspired his blockbuster book and multi-million dollar film franchise. The 85-year-0ld horror writer has gone on the record saying that Georgetown University, where the Exorcist was originally set and where he earned his Master’s degree in 1950, failed to adhere to Catholic principles, and should therefore be stripped of its Jesuit affiliation. Blatty is outraged by the university’s commitment to and support of the LGBT community, most notably the appointment of Georgetown’s first openly gay student body president, Nate Tisa, in March. Other reasons for his drama? The university once hosted the “the vile play” The Vagina Monologues. The university invited openly gay Georgetown alum Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) to give a speech on campus The university provides sexual health education to students, including a pro-choice advocacy group. In the past, Blatty has credited the scholarship he received from the university for helping to launch his writing career. Evidently, however, enough time has passed that he feels it’s okay to bite the hand that once fed him. Two months after Tisa was appointed student body president, Blatty began circulating a 198-page petition condemning the university for promoting a culture of “moral relativism” and an ideology of “radical autonomy.” Along with the petition, Blatty’s lawyer, Manuel A. Miranda, released the following statement: “The Petition we submit today is 198 pages, 476 footnotes, 91 appendices, 124 witness statements, a commissioned 120-page institutional audit of Georgetown, a sworn certification of facts, and a legal opinion. We have documented 23 years of Scandals and dissidence, over 100 Scandals in the most recent years alone.” Seriously? He could have written a new book with the work that went into 198 pages, 476 footnotes, 91 appendices, and 124 witness statements. The petition garnered more than 2,000 signatures from Georgetown alumni, and was sent to Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, along with the ultimatum: either better regulate the university, or strip it of its Catholic identity. “The petition’s primary aim is very much akin to pressuring someone that you love very much into going into rehab,” Blatty told the New York Times. In response to the Blatty’s petition, 1,200 Georgetown alumni, students, parents, teachers, and other supporters delivered their own petition to the Cardinal, asking that the university be allowed to continue to call itself Catholic and Jesuit. Georgetown’s Director of Communications Rachel Pugh released the following statement: “Our Catholic and Jesuit identity on campus has never been stronger. Academically, we remain committed to the Catholic intellectual tradition… We are proud of the countless ways that our students put their faith into action through service and justice programs.” Blatty, of course, was none to happy about this. On July 1, he responded with a dancing metaphor that was not on par with his literary heyday: “Georgetown’s defense is like a dancer doing pirouettes on the edge of the absurd.” Blatty’s most recent novel was published in 2010 and is titled Crazy, a word that unintentionally sums up his most recent actions. No word yet on what Cardinal Wuerl plans to do or whether he has even perused the 476 footnotes.
I have only heard bad things, but have never had the misfortune of a being stuck with their insurance. However, I family member who is a member, who does nothing but complain about depression stress, and other increasingly worrisome psychological ailments. I say "Go see a psychologist;" they say "It's Kaiser, it's not that easy!" My question is: How does it work? I believe they have an HMO, but might be wrong. Interestingly enough, I did a fairly extensive search for provider, and come up with nothing--- just a number for their behavioral health centers. Can you not just see an in-network psychologist? Do they really make it harder than all of the other insurance providers?
Can we shot it?
Any planning on watching this season? They usually have some good novelty acts in addition to the usual singing and dance acts. Auditions start tonight at 9PM.
Breaking news from the Television Critics Association, NBC has just revealed their next mega-TV musical, executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - PETER PAN! The broadcast has been scheduled for December 4, 2014. Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Never Never Land," and a book full of magic, warmth, and adventure, PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Based on J.M. Barrie's 1904 play and Barrie's own novelization of it, PETER PAN is a classic tale featuring a score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. Originally directed and staged by Jerome Robbins, the 1954 Broadway production opened on October 20, 1954 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York. It starred Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook. Both stars earned Tony Awards for their performances. It was followed by NBC telecasts of it in 1955, 1956, and 1960 with the same stars, plus several rebroadcasts of the 1960 telecast. The show has enjoyed several revivals onstage. In "live plus seven day" results, NBC's Dec. 5 telecast of "The Sound of Music Live" delivered a 5.62 rating in adults 18-49 and 21.837 million viewers overall, adding to the enormous audience the show attracted with its live telecast to make "The Sound of Music Live!" the #1 telecast on all of television for that Dec. 2-8 week in total viewers. Excluding sports, it's NBC's most-watched Thursday since the night of the "Frasier" finale (22.597 million on May 13, 2004). A total of 38.696 million viewers watched at least a portion of the Dec. 5 telecast of "The Sound of Music Live!" Including "live plus three day" results for the Dec. 14 encore, a total of 44.183 million viewers have watched at least a portion of NBC's telecasts of "The Sound of Music Live!" The presentation starred Grammy winner Carrie Underwood as 'Maria,' Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won five Tony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), as Capt. Georg von Trapp; Tony Award winner Christian Borle ("Smash"), who portrayed von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti ("Go On"), who took on the role of Elsa Schrader, the captain's one-time fiancee.
Africa actually gave us mankind, Asia gave us paper, Europe the world's greatest art, South America potatos & tomatoes and Australia gave us Hugh Jackman. So, what's America's greatest contribution to mankind? (And don't say movies, because those were invented in Europe.)
This is a serious question. Does it seep out right away or a couple of hours or does it come out when she pees? Is it "absorbed"? One of you has to know.
There is evidence at least 20 prominent figures - including former MPs and government ministers - abused children for "decades", a former child protection manager has claimed. Peter McKelvie, whose allegations led initially to a 2012 police inquiry, said a "powerful elite" of paedophiles carried out "the worst form" of abuse. The government has already announced two reviews into claims of abuse. The Home Office's top civil servant will appear before MPs later. BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson said the child abuse probes had been spurred on by "dramatic shifts in public attitudes". Permanent secretary Mark Sedwill will face questions from the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee about his department's handling of child abuse allegations made over a 20-year period. 'Almost exclusively boys' Announcing the reviews in the House of Commons on Monday, Home Secretary Theresa May said the first would be a wide-ranging inquiry - similar to the inquiry into the Hillsborough disaster - led by an independent panel of experts on law and child protection. The second review - which is to be led by head of the NSPCC Peter Wanless - would cover how police and prosecutors handled information given to them, she told MPs. Jump media playerMedia player helpOut of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Home Secretary Theresa May: "With allegations as serious as these, the public needs to have complete confidence" The chairman of the wider inquiry is expected to be named and the inquiry's terms of reference are set to be unveiled on Tuesday. These may or may not include allowing evidence from alleged victims of abuse. Following the announcements, Mr McKelvie - giving his first television interview for 20 years - told the BBC he believed there was evidence to link a number of former politicians to an alleged paedophile network. "I would say we are looking at upwards of 20 (people) and a much larger number of people who have known about it and done nothing about it, who were in a position to do something about it," he said. Mr McKelvie said some of those who were alleged to have abused children had now died. He told the BBC he had spoken to victims over "many, many years" and that children - "almost exclusively boys" - were moved around like "lumps of meat". They had been subjected to the "worst form of abuse", including rape, he said. Mr McKelvie was a child protection manager in Hereford and Worcester and worked on the conviction of paedophile Peter Righton - a former consultant to the National Children's Bureau. Righton, who is now dead, was also a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), before he was convicted of importing child pornography. However, Mr McKelvie told the BBC that the evidence discovered in the case went much further than simply Righton. 'Boxes of evidence' Mr McKelvie - who had access to documents relating to paedophile networks linked to the Righton inquiry - said he told police in 2012 there were seven boxes of potential evidence being stored by West Mercia police. He said the evidence included letters between Righton and other alleged paedophiles. In 2012, Mr McKelvie took his concerns to Labour MP Tom Watson, who then raised the matter in Parliament, prompting a preliminary police inquiry in 2012 that became a formal inquiry in 2013. (more at link)
HOSTESS PANTS?!!? I got no use for those. I wanted a toaster!
Let's make a list. Aaron Tveit
What would you write? I would definitely write about the time that my father laughed when a neighbor told my 7 year-old self that I was fat and shouldn't be eating my Halloween candy. When I called him on it, he told me to shut-up and just lose some weight. I would also write that he could be very kind to everyone in the room when he was in the company of his older, more-successful brother, who secretly terrorized my two girl cousins by screaming at them whenever they made the most minor of infractions. I never knew about the latter until I was an adult.
Do they exist?
They first decided to invite Susan Saint James and Jill Saint John. Then they called John Heard, John Hurt and William Hurt and said they simply MUST come. Amy and Amy need ideas -- who else should be invited?
What's the dirt on him? Anyone know him or met him? He seems like a sweetheart. I never found him attractive before, certainly not fuckable, but now as I'm watching "Looking", my opinion has shifted. I never watched "Glee" fwiw.
Starts streaming on Netflix June 6! We're just hours away from finding out how dead Pennsatucky might be. Now, please stay tuned for an important grammar lesson from Taystee:
Name the first two movie actors that come to your mind and the next person must make a movie connection between them in six steps or less. You can use the help of IMDB. OK, I'll start with Matt Bomer & Greta Garbo: MATT BOMER - Flightplan - Jodie Foster Jodie Foster - Candleshoe - David Niven David Niven - The Pink Panther- Peter Sellers Peter Sellers - Being There - Melvyn Douglas Melvyn Douglas - Ninotchka - GRETA GARBO Next: Colton Haynes & Charlie Chaplin
Three years into the disappearance of Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan, Michael Hastings — the journalist whose reporting cost General Stanley McChrystal his job — wrote a Rolling Stone story on the missing soldier, a piece which the magazine called “the definitive first account of Bowe Bergdahl.” Hastings, who died in a car accident in Los Angeles in June 2013, had unparalleled access for that story. He spoke to Bergdahl’s parents, who had by that time stopped talking to the press, following “subtle pressure” from the army, and he quoted from emails the young soldier had sent to them, documenting his growing disillusion with the war and the US military. Hastings also spoke to several unnamed men in Bergdahl’s unit — soldiers who, we now know, had to sign a strict nondisclosure agreement forbidding them from discussing the soldier’s disappearance and search with anyone — let alone one of the top investigative journalists in the country. But most controversially, Hastings’ piece revealed what has been the subject of much debate and vitriol over the last few days: That a disillusioned Bergdahl had actually abandoned his post and “walked away.” At the time of the story’s publication, the media had all but forgotten about Bergdahl — who was released on Saturday after five years in the hands of the Taliban, in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners. And, with the exception of some initial chatter, Hastings’ piece, which paints a deeply unflattering picture of Bergdahl’s unit and its leadership, hardly had the impact of some of his other investigations. But someone did pay attention to it: the FBI. That, at least, is what was revealed in a heavily redacted document released by the agency following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request — filed on the day of Hastings’ death — by investigative journalist Jason Leopold and Ryan Shapiro, an MIT doctoral student whom the Justice Department once called the “most prolific” requester of FOIA documents. The document, partially un-redacted after Leopold and Shapiro engaged in a lengthy legal battle with the FBI for failing to fulfill its FOIA obligations, singles out Hastings’ Rolling Stone piece — “America’s Last Prisoner of War” — as “controversial reporting.” It names Hastings and Matthew Farwell, a former soldier in Afghanistan and a contributing reporter to Hastings’ piece. 'If this deployment is lame, I’m just going to walk off into the mountains of Pakistan.' The document also included an Associated Press report based on the Rolling Stone piece, and what it identifies as a “blog entry” penned by Gary Farwell, Matthew’s father — which actually appears to be a comment entry on the Idaho Statesman’s website. “The article reveals private email excerpts, from [redacted] to his parents. The excerpts include quotes about being ‘ashamed to even be American,’ and threats that, ‘If this deployment is lame, I’m just going to walk off into the mountains of Pakistan,’” the FBI file reads. “The Rolling Stone article ignited a media frenzy, speculating about the circumstances of [redacted] capture, and whether US resources and effort should continue to be expended for his recovery.” 'I’m happy the FBI is reading Rolling Stone on the job.' The FBI file — as well as a Department of Justice document released in response to Leopold and Shapiro’s lawsuit — suggests that Hastings and Farwell’s reporting got swept up into an “international terrorist investigation” into Bergdahl’s disappearance. A spokesperson for the FBI told VICE News that the agency does not normally comment on pending investigations and that it lets FOIA documents “speak for themselves.” The investigation was still pending as of last month, Leopold said. According to the files — and a rare public statement by the FBI following Hastings’ death — Hastings was never directly under investigation by the agency, despite having pissed off a lot of people in very high places. But it is not exactly clear why Hastings and Farwell’s “controversial” reporting made it into a criminal investigation that was already active
From worst to best. Not so much by their subsequent commercial success, just how good they are. 11. Lee DeWyze. He's cute and can more or less carry a tune, but doesn't seem particularly inspired. Should not have won. Has faded faster than a Bravo reality tv star. 10. Scotty Mcreery. He's ok. Barely distinguishable from the two or three who won before him. 9. Kris Allen. Really not that bad, although I'm not sure I see an appeal outside suburban coffeehouses. One half-decent Kanye West cover will not carry a career. 8. Ruben Studdard. So unbelievably dull, if he'd been around in the 80s he'd have fallen far behind a much better group of soul crooners (Luther, Peabo, James Ingram, etc.). I do have soft spot for him, though, for having sung Superstar. 7. Fantasia. Can't say I ever "got" her. I thought Jennifer Hudson and Diana DeGarmo were both much better. And what a nails-on-the-chalkboard voice! Ugh. But I'll give her points for being unique. 6. Jordin Sparks. Can't say I remember too much about her, but she strikes me as someone who should be cranking out anonymous gay disco anthems (a la Cascada or Deborah Cox) and not trying to rule Billboard. 5. Taylor Hicks. Often and mercilessly mocked, but I think it's more like he's in the wrong genre. He's a genuine blues guy in a way that few white guys can pull off, but he will never be a pop star. 4. Carrie Underwood. Strong pipes, no doubt, although I wish she didn't look exactly like 50 other country blondes. Great singer, I guess. Zero personality. 3. David Cook. Wildly underrated. Love the smoky voice. Definitely one who I hope can at some point achieve the commercial recognition he deserves. 2. Phillip Phillips. Dumb name, hugely talented. That Home song is good but starting to get irritating. 1. Kelly Clarkson. The first Idol and still far and away the best. A truly stunning talent. I would put her up against anyone (Celine, Mariah, Babs, Whitney, etc.) as the greatest pop singer ever.
or doesn't run? Who will clean up the frau fatalities?
It's a good one. This is SEVERELY redacted from the original, which is about the length of a Dead Sea Scroll. Short version: She wants strangers to send her a ticket, get her there and provide all the necessities, including "the wages I will lose by coming": [quote]I simply cannot not come. If all I come away with is an experience of showering naked amongst others as a "shame reducer", it will have been worth it...to not hate my body as I do....to see beauty in myself as I see it in all other womyn...and I know I will come away with much more. I also appreciate the warnings of how overwhelming it will be....because it already is. But you have told me it is ok...and to do whatever I need to do once I am there to take care of myself through that. The truth is, I am terrified. Terrified to need help, to ask for it, to come and not know beforehand how my tent and gear (which I don't even have most of) will come together, but to trust that it will. To plan this not knowing beforehand how I will get there, or back. To need any of you.....or this....or the healing....and yet, I am so ready and willing to feel terrified and do it anyway. So, to combat the anxiety that is building around how to make this happen, I am looking at it one step at a time. The first thing I need is a ticket and something to offset the wages I will lose by coming. So, that is my first order of business. I need help with this. Apparently she got some money. In her update, however, she wants more: [quote]I realized, my excitement at having that ticket in my hand has had me lose focus as to what I still need to raise in order to actually get home. Travel expenses and something to counterbalance lost wages for the days I will be at fest. This is based in faith that I will have a job by the time August gets here. In the meantime, my money is running out without work. So, I am asking if those who expressed a desire to help but had to wait, would be willing to do so now?
"she is gobbling whopping paychecks not commensurate with her skills, experience or role in life". Only Dowd seems to remember that "mendacity, thy name is Clinton". She has a few zingers for Bill and Hillary, too.
Could someone explain to me his appeal? He had the worst dress sense of any gay man ever, he didn't have a handsome face and he was balding, he didn't have a great body, he didn't have a great voice. He was a decent dancer, but no great shakes. Why did he sell out Radio City Music Hall? I'm not talking about Hugh Jackman as Peter Allen--I'm talking about the actual Peter Allen.
When will this become a Law & order ep?
Continue your foolishness.
A spin-off to our other Bipolar thread - how do you/did you tell your boyfriend/girlfriend that you were Bipolar? I mean, if you're diagnosed and then start dating, at what point do you tell the person? How do you tell the person? It's not really an icebreaker. You can't hide it forever if you're taking medication. Of course I'm referring to getting involved with someone long-term, not just a fling.
ooh he hit a part II only took a year !
Never thought she would leave, but she did. Guess she''s moving out to LA.%0D\ %0D\ Lisa Robertson stopped by to say goodbye. She seemed phony as hell, but I still love her.%0D\ %0D\ Sigh...%0D
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham (in the 70's.. not now)
I was watching this documentary about the Heaven's Gate cult. After 39 of the cult members killed themselves, autopsies revealed that 8 of the men had been castrated. I didn't know you could get an elective castration surgery in this country. How would that happen?
Um, no. Formerly of EARTH, because she's been dead quite a few years now. So give it a rest and go away!
Showing signs of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
And thanks to the Internet, Twitter etc. I can basically stalk him every day. I have found his address, his mother's name and all sorts of personal details which means I'm getting sucked in deeper and deeper. How can I stop myself? Help!
I couldn't find anything about this in the thread search. She was the one who popularized the term "supermodel" and discovered just about every famous model between Suzy Parker and Elle MacPherson. She also infamously said on the Dick Cavett Show, in response to criticisms of her aesthetic, "“I never worry about fat people worrying about thin people, because slender people bury the dead.”
What makes him/her so special to you? How long have you been together? Was it love at first sight?
Haunting, well-acted film. Yet neither the star (Emile Hirsch) nor the director (Sean Penn) was nominated for an Oscar, The Academy virtually ignoring the movie- despite it's winning multiple other awards. Penn hasn't directed a film since. Was Chris McCandless' journey just a slow suicide?
The 34-year-old actor was joined by his younger brother Dave Franco, their mom Betsy, and his This Is The End co-star Seth Rogen. Photos:
Her name is Iola Fortino and she is trying to pick up the mantle of Anita Bryant. Watch the video below and then do what you can to her FB and Twitter feeds!
Post your pics of love and affection.
Requiescat in pace. Drummer and producer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, died Friday at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He was 62 and had been in hospice care following treatment for bile duct cancer. Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, and known professionally as Tom or T. Erdelyi, Ramone played on the first three epoch-making Ramones albums, “Ramones” (1976), “Leave Home” (1977) and “Rocket to Russia” (1977). He also co-produced the latter two albums with Tony Bongiovi and Ed Stasium, respectively. He appeared on and co-produced the 1979 live Ramones opus “It’s Alive.” After leaving the Ramones to concentrate on studio work, he co-produced the band’s 1984 album “Too Tough to Die” with Stasium. He was replaced in the lineup by Marc Bell (Marky Ramone), a former member of Dust and Richard Hell’s Voidoids. One of the first high-profile releases to emerge from New York’s punk underground of the mid-‘70s, “Ramones” – reportedly recorded in six days on a budget of $6,400 – brought a pared-down, hyperactive style to the stuffy rock scene of the day. Tommy’s driving, high-energy drum work was the turbine that powered the leather-clad foursome’s loud, antic sound. Tom Erdelyi emigrated to America in 1957 and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, where he played with guitarist John Cummings – later Johnny Ramone – in Tangerine Puppets. He went on to study engineering and worked at the Record Plant (where he assisted on a 1969 Jimi Hendrix session) and other facilities. The Ramones coalesced with the addition of fellow Queens musicians Jeffrey Hyman (aka lead singer Joey Ramone) and Douglas Colvin (bassist Dee Dee Ramone). Breaking in their act at Hilly Krystal’s Bowery club CBGB, the band was signed to Seymour Stein’s Sire Records, also the home of such other punk acts as Richard Hell, Talking Heads and the Dead Boys. The Ramones finally disbanded in 1996 after a show at the Palace in Hollywood. Joey Ramone died of lymphoma in 2001; Dee Dee succumbed to a drug overdose in 2002; and Johnny expired from prostate cancer in 2004. The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Erdelyi’s other production credits included the Replacements’ major label debut “Tim” (1985) and L.A. punk unit Redd Kross’ “Neurotica” (1987). In later years, he went the acoustic route, playing bluegrass and country music with his partner Claudia Tienan in Uncle Monk. He is survived by Tienan and an older brother. A private funeral service is planned.
I just took a recent trip to a foreign country with a group of friends. I was the unofficial photographer and now everyone wants to see photos. Not everyone is on Facebook. I don't want to use twitter, tumblr or Instagram because, as I understand them, those are more intended for ongoing newsfeeds and not creating one-time albums. I just want to dump it all online once and be done with it. One woman wants me to post them on Shutterfly but isn't that for ordering prints? They don't really seem to display the photos full screen for online viewing. Ideally I'd like a free service to display the photos in albums, with the option of viewing them full screen.
According to Popnography, Robert Downey Jr. tells Rolling Stone magazine that his rumored bisexuality was something he manufactured: "A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual. That's OK. Being relaxed about sexuality is something you're born with...[My bisexuality] was manufactured. I didn't have an identity. I was playing around. I expressed it. I grew up in the Rocky Horror Picture Show world, where even my butch friends turned out to be androgynous on Saturday nights."
Who pays for all that travel? Number 16 in a saga.
"History of the Eagles" Really, really good. What great writers and musicians. And wow, Glenn Frey was one hot 70's piece of ass.
Season 4 premieres tomorrow! YAY! Allison and the twins are gone, and some new cast members (including a new gay character) are on deck! Anyone else excited?!?
I'm one of the nosy neighbors, because barging into somebody's house when you're not wanted is a scream.
Wacky, quirky, highly entertaining film. Tilda Swinton will get a Best Supporting Actress nomination. Chris Evans should have done a love scene with Ed Harris.
"I didn't want David's identity to be, 'The guy that's dating me.'" lol
They''re essentially glorified hookers, right? I mean, they know that no one cruises them and then picks them up just so that they can move some furniture around or paint their dining room. The town next to mine is littered with them, and I''ve been tempted to pick up one of the hotter ones from time to time. Any good stories?
I'm posting from Brazil. It feels like NYC on 9/11.
Someone requested a thread be started on this show! That heifer Nicci Gilbert made a great choice in not returning this season, and just keeping her EP credit. Keke Wyatts brother Keever is cute and his face is always beat. I love Monifa & Terez
I am enjoying it thoroughly. Anyone watching? I like the actress playing the lead character and her clones, and really enjoy the gay foster brother (I've always had a thing for hot campy guys). Maria Doyle Kennedy does "woebegone and stern" very well (The Tudors; Downton), but I have a feeling she'll get a chance to show more as the foster mom/grandmother as this goes on. Is the setting supposed to be Toronto?
"I would like Elisabeth to explain herself," she said. "What does she mean by that? And isn't it kind of a nasty thing to say about somebody who basically is a good person?" She also pointed out that O'Donnell's son is in military school. She continued, "That's a dangerous thing to say about somebody...I think it's a hate-filled remark. And she should explain it." Video:
As President Obama heads to Texas to talk with Governor Rick Perry about the surge of undocumented children from Latin America crossing the border, Australia is facing a long-simmering immigration crisis of its own. For years, refugees from Asia have boarded unsafe boats and tried to land Down Under, sometimes with tragic results. An Australia-bound boat carrying 200 men sank in June 2012, with about 90 people suspected to have died. That was just one of a series of fatal incidents since 2010 in which boat people died trying to find refuge in Australia. Tony Abbott, the conservative prime minister who won election last year while promising to crack down on asylum seekers, is determined to avoid the fate of his Labor Party predecessors. Julia Gillard, prime minister at the time of the 2012 sinking, fumbled the immigration issue and eventually became the victim of a party coup by former premier Kevin Rudd—who went on to lose the general election to Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition in September. “It is indisputable that the right to seek and enjoy asylum applies to people regardless of their mode of arrival,” the Australian Human Rights Commission said in a statement published Friday. “It would be a flagrant violation of international human rights and refugee law to return asylum seekers to their country [of] origin without conducting a fair and robust assessment of their claims.” Abbott doesn’t seem to mind. Undeterred by the criticism, he also wants to send back another 153 Sri Lankan Tamils recently intercepted at sea in a separate boat. In an interview with Australian television’s Channel Nine today, he said Australia won’t be held “over a moral barrel” on the issue.
Bringing this back in celebration of today's World Cup final.
"What could ruin a vacation more than to hear news like this?" Hasselbeck said. "Here comes to 'The View' the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there." Video/audio:
What if in 20 years no one has the money to go?
Was it ever determined who this young tourist was? I've encountered the photo countless times, but never read anything about him.
$1 million may seem like a hefty annual salary to the average person, but for PR maven Kelly Cutrone, it can go quickly. The 48-year-old single mom and founder of fashion publicity firm People's Revolution, known for her various reality TV appearances, tells the Huffington Post: 'I personally have made a million dollars a year - that's not a lot of money anymore, just do the math.' She proceeds to break down her largest expenses: 'The taxes alone are at $300,000-$400,000. Then you have agents and managers and business managers that take another 5 percent, throw in private school in New York City, that's like $44,000. Ms Cutrone, who lives in New York’s swanky Soho neighborhood with her 12-year-old daugter Ava, adds: 'A nanny is like $60,000 to $70,000. I support my mom. A New York apartment, $8,000. A mortgage on my house, another $5,000 and $24,000 in taxes there. It's $650 a month to park my car.' In addition to running her successful company, Ms Cutrone, 48, was a recurring character on MTV's The Hills and its spinoff, The City, serving as a mentor to Whitney Port. Her persona as a tough-as-nails fashion boss made her a fan favorite, and she subsequently earned her own Bravo reality series, Kell on Earth, which lasted for a season in 2010. Her small-screen stints proved surprisingly lucrative. 'I went on the The Hills for free. I thought this is a great way to get my clients' messages out. By the time I left I was making a shit load of money -- like $50,000 an episode. So you do 12 episodes and you make $600,000 dollars - that to me is a good game,' she tells the Huffington Post. The exposure also led to a judging gig on America's Next Top Model and a New York Times best-seller. In 2010, she imparted her blunt career advice in If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You. She cites her TV work as a reason for her longevity in the fashion world, observing: 'I've had a great level of success, more than most people in my industry, and I still have to work every day. 'The people who I know who have owned PR firms either end up in rehab, they go swim with dolphins, they join Greenpeace, they join a lesbian commune in Vermont or they quietly go away and you don't see them anymore.'
He wanted to be a movie star in the worst way.
Many, many actresses turned down this role because they knew Joan Crawford, though dead since 1977, still had friends in high in places in 1981 Hollywood.\ \ Faye Dunaway took the part, and is said to have regretted it ever since. She says that it ruined her career, and others seem to agree that she was, in fact, blacklisted.\ \ Let''s gossip about this quintessentially gay topic.
James Bond is English and most of the actors who have played the role are English themselves like Daniel Craig. The reason I ask this is because Michael Fassbender looks to be about the right age to play Bond (and he will play it, peeps, if he got the change [see Assassin's creed, x-men and 300]; he won't reject the role because it's too "fluffy"). I posted a thread about him playing James Bond and most of the posters gave him a thumbs down. I can't help but wonder if it's because he looks German. It is a traditionally English role who is now going to be played by a German looking actor and I think people may have problems with that even if he is only half German.
I have not seen 1 or 2 in 6-7 years and decided to watch on HBO on Demand. I always thought the 2nd film was better (and wasn't it more critically acclaimed than the 1st?) but my god the first one is by far the best. Much more plot driven than part 2, but much more exciting... James Caan is sexy has hell too! Any fans? (I love mob films)
Starting off with Victor Mature
Wow, no thread yet. Vicki: "What do people in Utah eat anyways?" Eddie: "I better butch it up for this gym class." Heather: "I simply know everything!" Shannon: "You fuckin' eat when I say you fuckin' eat!" Tamra: "Fancy pants. Fancy pants. Fancy pants!!!" Brooks: "Forgive me, baby." Will Ryan lose it and murder his family? Will Tamra have Mexi babies? ...plus the return of babyfat Briana!
The Ramoncoaster is in full swing. Will she pop someone's eye out with some more plasticware? Aviva is shedding "friends" faster than body parts. Given her on again/off again appearance in the opening credits, will she stick around for another season? Will her dad's dick finally fall off from some nasty STD? Heather's only significant contribution is still her hot husband. Will he and Mario finally get some drunken alone time? Will Sonja's tooth get lost (permanently) at the bottom of a champagne bottle? Will Carole finally finish her transformation into Steven Tyler? Will Lumann be un-demoted and be brought back as a full housewife? Will we get to see some of her short, thick Frenchmen? Will Kristen--oh who cares. Zzzzzzzz!
Here ya go
Qaud and Mariah no longer friends. Dr. Simone is Broke.. Dr. Jackie is fighting mad... and Kari demoted to "friend of Toya"...oh my,
This Making Of...special is fairly interesting. Mr. Jennifer Aniston is hot.
Gravity star says paper has crossed 'far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence' Actor George Clooney has accused the Daily Mail of concocting a false and irresponsible story about his fiancée, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. He issued a strongly-worded statement to the popular American national newspaper, USA Today, following the publication of a Mail article which claimed that Alamuddin's mother, Baria, opposed their forthcoming marriage on religious grounds. It cited unnamed family members as its source. Clooney wrote: "I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday's Daily Mail report. I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being. The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancée's mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons. It says Amal's mother has been telling 'half of Beirut' that she's against the wedding. It says they joke about traditions in the Druze religion that end up with the death of the bride. Let me repeat that: the death of the bride." In his statement he dismantled the key details of the Mail's story: "None of the story is factually true. Amal's mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage." But that, in his view, was not "the issue." After claiming that he is used to the Mail "making up stories" about him, he argued that "this lie involves larger issues." He wrote: "The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal." Clooney, 53, whose father was a TV journalist and broadcaster, continued: "I'm the son of a newsman; I accept the idea that freedom of speech can be an inconvenience to my private life from time to time." But he was concerned by the fact that the Mail's false story had been picked up by hundreds of other outlets, such as Boston.com, New York Daily News, Gulf News and Emirates 24/7. Daily Mail story on George Clooney's fiancée Daily Mail story on George Clooney's fiancée He concluded his statement by writing: "The Daily Mail, more than any other organisation that calls itself news, has proved time and time again that facts make no difference in the articles they make up. "And when they put my family and my friends in harm's way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence. They must be so very proud." He cited three "idiotic" and false stories that the Mail has fabricated about him and Alamuddin: she was pregnant, their marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey and he is running for political office. These are, he claims, stories "they sit at their computers and invent." The latest Mail Online version of the story is different from the one published in the newspaper on Monday. It was amended six hours after it was originally posted on the website. But it still states that Alamuddin's mother, Baria, "is not so impressed" with Clooney and "wanted her to marry within their strict Lebanese religious sect, according to close family friends." USA Today reports that the Mail "did not respond to requests for comment."
What's the ride like?
Continuing the tradition!
JUNE 26, 2014 The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead. The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American soft-drink industry, which bitterly opposed the plan. In a 20-page opinion, Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr. of the New York State Court of Appeals wrote that the city’s Board of Health “exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority” in enacting the proposal, which was championed by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Two lower courts had already ruled against the city, saying it overreached in attempting to prohibit the purchase of sugared drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces, about the size of a medium coffee cup. By a 4-to-2 vote, the justices Thursday upheld the earlier rulings. Mayor Bill de Blasio, a frequent critic of Mr. Bloomberg but a supporter of the soda proposal, said he was “extremely disappointed” by Thursday’s ruling, saying it was “irrefutable” that sugary drinks has detrimental effects on health. The mayor said he would review other options for the city to combat obesity, but his team did not immediately specify what other steps might be taken. In the ruling, the judges said the City Council was the proper body to enact a policy of such sweep and complexity as the soda limits. The Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, is a longtime opponent of the proposal, and she said on Thursday she was pleased with the court’s decision. The decision most likely will be seen as a significant defeat for public health advocates who have urged state and local governments to actively discourage the consumption of high-calorie beverages, saying the drinks are prime drivers of a nationwide epidemic of obesity. And it could also have long-term implications for the powers of the city’s Board of Health, the agency that has been the primary engine behind high-profile health initiatives like banning trans fats in restaurants and posting calorie counts on menus. In a blistering dissent of the opinion, Judge Susan P. Read wrote that the ruling ignored decades of precedent in which the Board of Health was given broad purview to address public health matters, such as regulating the city’s water supply and banning the use of lead paint in homes. The opinion, Judge Read wrote, “misapprehends, mischaracterizes and thereby curtails the powers of the New York City Board of Health to address the public health threats of the early 21st century.” One justice in the majority, Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, seemed to share those concerns, writing in a separate concurrence that “no one should read today’s decision too broadly.” Dr. Mary T. Bassett, the city’s health commissioner, said in a statement issued later Thursday that the ruling “does not change the fact that sugary-drink consumption is a key driver of the obesity epidemic.” “We will continue to look for ways to stem the twin epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes by seeking to limit the pernicious effects of aggressive and predatory marketing of sugary drinks and unhealthy foods,” she wrote.
Maria Zhang, a top executive at Yahoo, is being sued for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The complaint was filed today by Nan Shi, an engineer supervised by Zhang, and names Yahoo as a defendant. Female Yahoo exec sued for sexual harassment A high-level female Yahoo executive helping to lead the company's mobile-content efforts was… Read on mercurynews.com As a senior director of engineering, Zhang helps lead the troubled company's attempts to improve its mobile efforts. According to the San Jose Mercury News: In her complaint, Nan Shi says she was working as a principal software engineer when the supervisor, industry veteran Maria Zhang, forced her to have sex against her will on multiple occasions, promising her "a bright future at Yahoo'' if she acquiesced. After coercing her to have "oral and digital sex,'' Shi says when she finally resisted Zhang's advances, the executive retaliated by giving her a bad performance review and removing her as a project lead. When she reported the abuse to Yahoo, Shi says, the company did nothing to stop it, and then put her on what eventually became an unpaid leave followed by final termination that took effect Friday. Zhang's previous company, Propeld, was acquired by Yahoo last February. Shi worked under Zhang at Propeld, which was based in Seattle. After the acquisition, both women joined Yahoo. Shi claims that Zhang instructed her to move into a temporary Yahoo housing in Sunnyvale, which is when the alleged harassment began. "While staying with Plaintiff, Zhang coerced Plaintiff to have oral and digital sex with her on multiple occasions against her will, even after Plaintiff told her she did not want to have sex,'' the complaint alleges. "Zhang told Plaintiff she would have a bright future at Yahoo if she had sex with her. She also stated she could take away everything from her including her job, stocks, and future if she did not do what she wanted.'' The complaint alleges that Zhang, as Shi's manager, forced her "to work grueling hours and compose work emails over the weekend at the apartment, sometimes right after sex.'' A Yahoo spokesperson told the Mercury News that Zhang has the company's complete support: "There is absolutely no basis or truth to the allegations against Maria Zhang. Maria is an exemplary Yahoo executive and we intend to fight vigorously to clear her name." Shi was born in China and claims she did not report the alleged assaults to the police or to Yahoo because she feared a public dispute would end her career. This past Spring was the first time Shi reported the abuse to Yahoo's human resources department. The Mercury News says that Shi was emotional during an interview today and "broke down" describing the alleged harassment. "I was in a deep sleep one morning, sleeping on the sofa because she had taken my bed, when she came in without clothes on, crawled into my blanket, and woke me up, hugging me, kissing my face and neck,'' Shi said. "I woke up and got scared; I was shocked. I said, what are you doing? She said she'd liked me a long time, but I didn't' feel the same toward her. I said come on, we're friends; I love you as a person, but not as a lover.'' This is the most recent in a steady stream of sexual harassment lawsuits within the tech industry, alleging an abuse of power by a high-level executive.
But I have never once tweeted. Nor do I follow anyone myself. My account has been 100% inactive.
Gays, bakeries everywhere erupt into applause.
I know he found fame from FNL, but he had some pretty significant flops (John Carter, Savages, Battleship) all within 6 months. How the fuq is he being offered a lead role for the new season of True Detective? In what universe does he follow Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConehey (sp?)?
CONCRETE UNDER YOUR FEET!!!!
Tell us so we can judge you!
It was terrifying enough when police this week found skeletal remains in a woman's New York City apartment and learned that they belonged to the tenant's mother. In a twist straight out of a Alfred Hitchcock movie, the New York Post reports that Chava Stirn had been sleeping next to her mother's corpse for three years. The 28-year-old Brooklyn woman also propped up the remains of her mother, 61-year-old Susie Rosenthal, at the dinner table and dressed her up. "It’s a scene right out of ‘Psycho,'" an anonymous cop told the tabloid. "This is one of the weirdest cases I’ve ever seen." Stirn would reportedly set up Rosenthal's bones on a bed of trash bags in the kitchen, and would pull a chair near the remains to sleep at night. The Post reports: She refused to let anyone inside the apartment, so a relative would sometimes leave food outside her door, the police sources said. Neighbors often heard strange noises coming from the apartment. “When I listened, she was screaming . . . [She yelled] ‘I kill myself, I kill myself!’ ” said Malka Lerner, 41. Police entered the 15th Avenue residence in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn when they recieved a call about a foul smell on Monday. Stirn allegedly said she wanted to harm herself and was taken in for a psychiatric evaluation, as police searched the home. Another neighbor told DNAInfo that the odor was overpowering. "I've never smelled something like that before," Amin Ashrafov said. It's yet unclear what caused Rosenthal's death.
Tell DL how Obama will be remembered. And remember: Brevity is the Soul of Wit.
Here we go again. Watch this video and have at it. Straights still wonder why they don't get a straight parade.
Has anyone else noticed this keeps appearing in the sidebars of Facebook? Is he attempting to be relevant again with teens or 20-somethings? The guy has been over for several years now. If anything, he needs to try a new approach or court a new demographic. He's bound to have tons of money by now, he's been around since I was a kid, and I'm no spring chicken. Why can't he just face the fact that he's no desired TV host or late night comedian?
"She said, 'You know, the women here in Monaco don't like me, and so I have to watch everything I say and everything I do because they're so critical,'" Grant said. "Who would have thought? The princess -- she's gotten everything, she's Cinderella, and there she was, so lonely and so unhappy."
C''mon people! Fuck the twinks!
I was recently looking at Fassbender's imdb page and noticed that he had 8 projects lined up. Holy cow that's a lot. He must be well respected in the film industry to be able to work so much.
When actors like James Franco and Daniel Radcliffe appear again and again in "daring" gay roles?
I've heard this phrase dropped a lot lately. It's horrible grammar. Anyone else heard it?
Sorry guys he is taken. Married a few years ago, and now he and his hubby are in the process of adopting a baby. Spencer Chandra-Herbert (Chandra is his husband's surname) Activist for the environment, the poor, the homeless, the elderly and LGBT issues. Now politician in British Columbia, MLA (think State Senator) But is he your type? Vote below and discuss
Normally, I don't pay any mind to click bait I find on the Internet, but a post from TIME Magazine entitled "Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture" published on July 9, 2014 came to my attention. After reading it, I was surprised that TIME Magazine, arguably one of the most reputable magazines in the world had been the one to publish it. In it, the author Sierra Mannie explains in great detail how she is tired of seeing gay white men emulate strong African-American females because we don't know how it feels to be African-American and therefore should stop. I was very fortunate to grow up with parents who were always very open to anyone no matter their race. We never said nasty things about the color of another person's skin -- it's simply not how I was brought up. I don't see the color of people's skins, I see people. I know I only speak for myself when I say that and not everyone, but I think it's a great way to live life. I am not a black woman nor do I have any idea the struggles that black women have to go through an a daily basis, therefore I cannot speak to the trials and tribulations of the African America plight because I am white. I can sympathize and try to make the world a better place, but I certainly cannot imagine what it is like to be an African-American woman so I do not expect an African-American woman to try and explain to me what it's like being a homosexual white male because you don't know what you are talking about. Several times in the article, Ms. Mannie explains that "black people can't have anything," but Ms. Mannie, who is a resident of the state of Mississippi can get married to whomever she'd like and can also not be fired for being African-American, two privileges that a homosexual white male cannot have in the state of Mississippi and many other parts of the country. We also live in a country where -- and I'm sorry to say this -- but homophobia is far more socially accepted than racism. Large companies can donate large amounts of money to anti-gay funds who actively fight against gay rights. But if you worked for said-large company and said something negative about the color of someone else's skin, you would be fired immediately. She continues: "What is extremely unfairly denied you because of your sexuality could float back to you, if no one knew that you preferred the romantic and sexual company of men over women." Is Ms. Mannie telling me that I shouldn't be the loud-and-proud homosexual man I want to be in order to get ahead in life? Should I pretend to be straight in order to get what I want? The modern gay man doesn't find it necessary to undo years of gay rights in order to get ahead. We strive for change to -- just as you do and don't need you to tell us differently. We are very fortunate to live in a time when there are so many fabulous African-American women leading the charge in entertainment and culture. Oprah, Beyonce and Janet Jackson are strong women who have not only entertained us for years, but have enlightened many people about cultures, literature and music that they may have not been privy to before these and many other women exposed them to it. These women, along with countless others, have torn down racial boundaries by becoming not only relevant for African-American women, but culturally relevant for everyone in the world. That says a lot about how far we have come as a society. So, if a gay man wants to dress up and act like Beyonce -- let him. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it's a pretty sure bet that there was a gay man behind many of the gorgeous gowns and outrageous hairdos that Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle and Beyonce have graced the stage in over the past few decades. African-American women and gay men share many of the same interests when it comes to socializing and what we find entertaining. I think it's something that we should embrace not scrutinize. After all, where are the fabulous gay male pop stars for us to emulate? White gay men will never know what it actually feels like to be an African-American woman but at the same time, you will never know what it feels like to be a gay man. We take things from all cultures -- black or white, straight or gay -- to find our own identity and make them personal to us and you can never take that away from anyone. That is what makes everyone unique. I think it's time that we celebrate each other and stop telling other groups what to like, how to act and what to do. It's 2014 and we live in a country that is more progressive than it has even been before. Let's continue to make strides in bringing people together and stop publishing articles that tare the other group apart for the sake of getting clicks. I don't tell African-American women what to like and how to act, so please try to do the same for me.
from CADN After six years of shooting five days a week, Nathan Fillion would like to work just four days a week. You know, because making $20M is hard when you have to work five days a week for six months and only get a four month break and an additional 8 weeks of vacation. I feel for the guy. So, he decided to skip work one day last week and gave himself a three day weekend. Apparently he is going to skip work every Friday until they give him a three day weekend every week. If they give everyone a three day weekend, that is great, but he is more concerned about himself. I don't have any sympathy for him. None. He makes a ton of money and I don't care of he works 12 hours a day for those 5 days each week. He still works way fewer hours than people who work 40 hours a week and he gets paid a ton of money. If he hates, it, then quit. Go work somewhere else and let me know when they you start making that kind of money again.
I'm the sense of disappointment and constant apologies made in public, though deep down I love the attention I'm receiving.
So says the World Health Organization, warning that "HIV infection rates among gay men are exploding around the world."
How bad do you think it'd be? How would the United States and Europe be affected? Share your thoughts!
I swear she is just plain crazy nowadays: fights about everything, has developed a slight English accent, calls gets mad, hangs up, then complains that I don't call right back.
Out TV/Radio personality Clay Cane is hot with dreds...
In the past, bumps frequently took off like wildfire. Probably because the day crowd has different interests than (from-?) the night crowd.
What percentage of your fellow high-school classmates died before the age of 40?
The people who do this will bring the apocalypse upon us.
Is he gay? He's a cutie. Talented too.
A Manassas City teenager accused of “sexting” a video to his girlfriend is now facing a search warrant in which Manassas City police and Prince William County prosecutors want to take a photo of his erect penis, possibly forcing the teen to become erect by taking him to a hospital and giving him an injection, the teen’s lawyers said. A Prince William County judge allowed the 17-year-old to leave the area without the warrant being served or the pictures being taken — yet. The teen is facing two felony charges, for possession of child pornography and manufacturing child pornography, which could lead not only to incarceration until he’s 21, but inclusion on the state sex offender data base for, possibly, the rest of his life. David Culver of NBC Washington first reported the story and interviewed the teen’s guardian, his aunt, who was shocked at the lengths Prince William authorities were willing to go to make a sexting case in juvenile court. “The prosecutor’s job is to seek justice,” said the teen’s defense lawyer, Jessica Harbeson Foster. “What is just about this? How does this advance the interest of the Commonwealth? This is a 17-year-old who goes to school every day, plays football, has never been in trouble with the law before. Now he’s saddled with two felonies and the implication that he’s a sexual predator. I don’t mind trying the case. My goal is to stop the search warrant. I don’t want him to go through that. Taking him down to the hospital so he can get an erection in front of all those cops, that’s traumatizing.”
Yeah, so why did he change his name to Max and hightail it to a farm with his brother?
But lifts weights. This is some sad shit.
Infant gender assignment: unnecessary and potentially harmful Obstetricians, doctors, and midwives commit this procedure on infants every single day, in every single country. In reality, this treatment is performed almost universally without even asking for the parents' consent, making this practice all the more insidious. It's called infant gender assignment: When the doctor holds your child up to the harsh light of the delivery room, looks between its legs, and declares his opinion: It's a boy or a girl, based on nothing more than a cursory assessment of your offspring's genitals. We tell our children, “You can be anything you want to be.” We say, “A girl can be a doctor, a boy can be a nurse,” but why in the first place must this person be a boy and that person be a girl? Your infant is an infant. Your baby knows nothing of dresses and ties, of makeup and aftershave, of the contemporary social implications of pink and blue. As a newborn, your child's potential is limitless. The world is full of possibilities that every person deserves to be able to explore freely, receiving equal respect and human dignity while maximizing happiness through individual expression. With infant gender assignment, in a single moment your baby's life is instantly and brutally reduced from such infinite potentials down to one concrete set of expectations and stereotypes, and any behavioral deviation from that will be severely punished—both intentionally through bigotry, and unintentionally through ignorance. That doctor (and the power structure behind him) plays a pivotal role in imposing those limits on helpless infants, without their consent, and without your informed consent as a parent. This issue deserves serious consideration by every parent, because no matter what gender identity your child ultimately adopts, infant gender assignment has effects that will last through their whole life.
This was suggested on another thread. Was it his overwhelming masculine perfection?
Another thread got me thinking. Seems every time we bring any of the current crop up (Jonas Bros, Miley, etc) there''s something sordid going on. What secrets has Disney tried/is trying to cover up for the sake of a clean cut image?
We all know it, but have those trashy hard rockers from the 70s ever admitted this?
Why do the gays always want them in their back yards?
Mine: a politician who is 20+ years older than me (and has horrible teeth). I have it pretty bad. What about you?
by: Mrs Patrick Campbell (Hollywood veteran) "Miss Keanu, along with Tammy Cruise, are two of David Geffen's 'corn-hole' sucess stories, that is, Geffen corn-holed both of them and then made them stars!" I believe you Mrs. Patrick Campbell...about Keanu and Tammy and David. But from what Van Sant said, HE had a longterm secretive affair with Keanu so, do you think David was jealous?
Nice and neat and clean. I try to find nice looking Christmas decor, but there doesn't seem to be any.
Six dead including four kids.
My gay friend and I went out drinking last night, or actually he was drinking and I didn't because it's bikini season and I need to be skinny. Then when I was driving him home, he told me he wanted to know what sex with a guy like me was like. So we got some lube, poppers, sex toys and locked the doors, lowered the blinds, and went and I sucked his dick, then he fucked me. I tried to fuck him, but i rarely top, it just doesn't look that good, ya know? He said right off the bat it was a one-time thing and then was a total bitch to me and that we could never contact each other on scruff, Grindr badoo or whatever ever again.
What does it for you?
I've never watched QAF. I was never interested in watching a TV series about gay men. But June is bustin' out all over, and because it's June, June, June, June, just because it's June, June, June, I've decided to watch QAF since it's on Netflix. I've only watched the first two episodes. My favorite character is Hal Sparks. It's too bad he's completely straight. There is something about him that's just CUTE. For a supposedly straight guy, Gale Harold is really good at playing a gay guy. He has gay face. But he's really straight?!
During the week, 34-year-old Ottawa native Jimmy is happily married to Judy, 35. They have two children, ages three and four. Jimmy is a project manager for the government, and he often travels for his job. Judy is a teacher. They have been together since high school. Jimmy takes his vows seriously and would never leave Judy, because he loves her and his children. Not only do he and his wife share children and friends, they also do sporting activities and go on vacations together. They are both very active people. They have a great life together. But Judy can’t give Jimmy everything he needs. During the weekend, Jimmy loves sucking men’s cocks. He feels he needs this quiet outlet away from his vanilla heterosexual lifestyle. But if Judy were privy to this secret, he fears she would leave him. “I started cruising for men as an army cadet in my late teens. I went out of town a lot and realized I liked oral sex with men, but I didn’t want to be labelled gay or bisexual. I also didn’t want to lose Judy,” says Jimmy. Aside from the odd out-of-town bathhouse, Jimmy says he meets most of these men on Craigslist. He posts a free ad, usually consisting of the words “I’m looking for a guy to please.” He specifies that he’s looking only for oral, not anal, evenings before 10pm, aged 40 and under. Throughout the workday, Jimmy checks his BlackBerry for emails from a nondescript Gmail account. Pictures of penises, abs, daddies and trans men are sent from guys looking for an after-dinner assignation. He’s picky and only goes out a few times a month.
Since the other threads are closed, here's a new one!
I recently watched shame and speculated that the two main characters were molested when they were young. One turned to be a sex addict, the other clingy. What are your thoughts on the movie and sexual abuse in general?
Agree or disagree? His acting in this film has been much maligned, but I'm watching it for the first time in years, and it's actually very good as "Death" who is adjusting to being, and pretending to be, a mortal. Anthony Hopkins' acceptance of death is also a wonderful moment of acting and representative of how many would want to face and accept death.
Gets a rave review in Guardian. I find it fascinating that Linklater kept the filming a secret for so many years (for those who don't know about the film, it chronicles the life of a boy and his family over 11 real years). He is a great director and I love that he is not a shameless self-promoter. He just sort of keeps it really quiet and announces his films when they're ready to be shown. Any other DLers like his work?
With or without offering financial incentives. (I've sometimes grouped "similar" countries together as one option - you can differentiate between them in a reply if you find it necessary.)
You with your pageboy, your opera glasses, your velvet cloak, your lorgnette, your high-button shoes, your pearls -- it's so five minutes ago, I don't even know how your wife puts up with it.
Today a young male teacher and coach at the elite "Peddie School" in New Jersey jumped to his death after allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a student. No word yet if the student was a boy or a girl.
I don't know why I bother.
So as not to be influenced by other posters or do you read the entire thread first?
All the laughter all the tears! I want to see Bo and his flip-flops Mandesa and her feets Ryan's Chicklets Jennifer's weave Keith's hair Harry's Jr.. All this and more, tonight on AMERICAN IDOL!!
My father told me this Don't rush to be a man.
H8rs (yes, I hate that "word", but it's appropriate) have been predicting this would be the first "failure" in the "Marvel Movieverse" since "Iron Man". Barely recognized by comic nerds- it was too obscure, too nerdy- and risky, it would tank. Wow. I am lucky enough to get to see it. A friend knows I'm a nerd (and he is working on the VFX) so he got me into a special screening for ad execs. We laughed our asses off. The story is rote, and hits every note you've ever seen in a "space fantasy" but the execution is mostly flawless. I love Pratt on "P&Rec" and this is a BIG win for him. Oh, and Rocket Raccoon is the coolest thing I've ever seen.
A young actor in Theatre Gossip #139 has requested a thread where people who are currently working as actors and people who are getting started can post, ask questions, and discuss the business. Here ya go, kid!
Bitch ain't got shit to back up all the promise in "212."
It's well know that everyone owns some paper clips. So Michael Massbender must have some paper clips. Please talk about Michael Fassbender. Please? I am so obsessed with him. He's all I think about morning noon and night!
Who yells at her brother "QUIET!! MOM HAS A HEADACHE!!" She says it with such venom. I want to kill her. I seriously want to pummel her face with that box of Legos shot from a machine gun. Something also tells me they wouldn't have produced a commercial like that with a little boy yelling orders at a little girl that way. She's a fucking monster from hell!
This was a request made, so there you go. What music of the 80's didn't suck? Please provide a short or long explanation for your choices. My choices are: -X, Los Angeles and Wild Gift: the latter cd is so much better than all the other punk cds out there, not that there isn't plenty of competition -Dead Kennedy's: underrated group, they sang the best version of I Fought the Law -Yaz: more capable of emotion than early depeche mode -Depeche mode: some of their songs are still very good -New Order: a new wave band you can take as seriously as some of the great punk bands) -early U2: Bono wasn't totally full of himself and his strident attitude was refreshing, especially on songs like New Years Day -Siouxsie and the Banshees: great cover of Dear Prudence and other great songs like Spellbound and Arabian Knights -Slick Rick: you gotta love those sing-song rhymes -Husker Du: a huge nirvana influence, but I like their music even more so. It has a rough-around-the-edges quality that I really like. For ballads, I will take the Replacements, but when that doesn't happen (and that's most of the time), I like Husker Du better. Also, I only found out Grant and bob were gay later, but it makes me appreciate their music more. -Bad Brains: I have a huge issue with their homophobia, but the impact of their music cannot be denied. They sang both hardcore punk and reggae and I cannot think of any 80's band that could play faster or harder than they could. -Jesus and Mary Chain: I still love the sound of Psychocandy even if I haven't listened to it like I did in college. It manages to be as catchy as 60's pop and more aggressive than the Ramones.
I wanna smack those "va-kay shway" girls in the mouth on those Old Navy commercials.%0D\ %0D\ You?
[quote]Latvia's Prime Minister hit back on Friday at Paul Krugman's criticism of Latvia's austerity measures, saying the Nobel Prize-winning economist has "difficulty admitting his own mistake." [quote]"Krugman famously said back in December 2008 that Latvia is the new Argentina, it will inevitably go bankrupt, and now he has difficulty apparently admitting he was wrong and so he tries to seek some problems in how Latvia is recovering from the economic crisis," Latvian leader Valdis Dombrovskis told CNBC in an interview at the EU summit in Brussels. "But I think that the mere fact that for the last two years we are enjoying rapid growth shows that it was probably the right strategy." [quote]"We're looking at a Depression-level slump, and 5 years later only a partial bounceback; unemployment is down but still very high, and the decline has a lot to do with emigration. It's not what you'd call a triumphant success story," he (Krugman)continued Meanwhile, in the US, we went with a large stimulus and...we're looking at a Depression-level slump, and 5 years later only a partial bounceback; unemployment is down but still very high, and the decline has a lot to do with individuals leaving the labor force. But hey it is a success story here, right!
Lots and lots of balls.
[bold][italic]72 Percent Of Dowd Columns Negative Towards Clinton[/italic][/bold] For more than twenty years, [italic]New York Times[/italic] columnist Maureen Dowd has been attacking Hillary Clinton from a shallow well of insults, routinely portraying the former secretary of state and first lady as an unlikeable, power-hungry phony. Media Matters analyzed 195 columns by Dowd since November 1993 containing significant mentions of Clinton for whether they included any of 16 negative tropes in five categories (listed in the below methodology). 72 percent (141 columns) were negative towards Clinton -- only 8 percent (15 columns) were positive. The remaining 20 percent (39 columns) were neutral.
Will he "tell all" about having sex with men?
Well guys, the likes my Facebook posts get these days isn't what it used to be, and I really want some attention from my friends and loved ones. How do I give myself cancer? Is there an OTC pill I can take? Help me maximize the likes.
I am just too REAL for you even to comprehend! I am TRUTH-TELLING HET SUPERWOMAN incarnate! I am GODDESS-DOMINATRIX of Ole Miss and of the planet Earth! And the first thing I'm gonna sacrifice are yer balls, sonny!
Anyone know the title of this porno ?
It makes me feel more manly
Seriously, that guy pings louder than a drunk, lonely drag queen at last call. Who believes he loves the ladies? His mother?
Does this guy ever age? Daly is in his mid 50s and looks as though he''s in his 40s. I wonder what is his secret (and Rob Lowe''s for that matter).\ \ He was the main reason why I watched Wings. Shame that his career never moved beyond television roles. I know DL holds a favorable opinion about his sister Tyne. Surely I''m not the only one who finds him extremely sexy after all these years.
Ever work or shop there?
I have a friend- really a fuck buddy- and the other day he brought his poppers with him. I am 45 and I have never done poppers. But he asked to try them and I did. I liked the feeling somewhat but I wonder about the after effects. Have you ever used poppers, or stopped using them? How safe are they- and is everyone unique in how they effect you? I have heard of straight people using them. And I got a bad headache after using them - is that normal?
She's so good looking, it's distracting. She should just model, seriously.
I'm a little curious about this. I read that all of the scenes from when Sophia's character was pre-whatever word is not offensive were played by her twin brother. Those were some of the more touching moments, I think in these cases a nomination should be shared. Also, Sophia was one of my favorites in season one of Orange is the Bew Black, so I was disappointed by her reduced screen time in season 2. Maybe Lorraine Toussant can get her spot at the Emmys next year. She's a great actress, as well.
Going back but I gotta go with Debbie Harry. Gorgeous! Those eyes and cheekbones.
A poster on the "Poppy Bush" thread asked me to start a new thread about the CIA links between the JFK murder, Bush 1&2, Clinton and Obama. Just to deflect any trolls from calling me a "Freeper" and accusing me of slandering the Dems, do not forget- Bush Sr was the director of the CIA, and was chosen for Reagan (against his better judgment) as Veep. It was "choose Bush as VP, or else"! Let's focus on the current administration and work our way back. There is substantial circumstantial evidence that Obama's mother, grandmother, father, and stepfather were all CIA operatives. Since the CIA never comments on current or former agents, and is highly secretive about everything, confirming the evidence is a futile exercise. His mother, Ann Dunham, worked for several CIA front companies. His bio-dad worked for a CIA funded anti-commie group that trained Africans to fight the USSR. His stepdad, Lolo, was an operative in Indonesia, and helped stage a coup of the president. His grandmother, Madelyn, worked for a CIA controlled bank in Hawaii that laundered money for the CIA. His mom and dad met in a Russian language course...run by the CIA. All of these assertions can be confirmed with a quick Google search. Free country? Only if you're a complacent, ignorant tool.
Germany has decided its gold is safe in American hands. Surging mistrust of the euro during Europe’s debt crisis fed a campaign to bring Germany’s entire $141 billion gold reserve home from New York and London. Now, after politics shifted in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, the government has concluded that stashing half its bullion abroad is prudent after all. “The Americans are taking good care of our gold,” Norbert Barthle, the budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc in parliament, said in an interview. “Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust.” Ending talk of repatriating the world’s second-biggest gold reserves removes a potential irritant in U.S.-German relations. It’s also a rebuff to critics including the anti-euro Alternative for Germany party, which says all the gold should return to Frankfurt so it can’t be impounded to blackmail Germany into keeping the currency union together. The Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, sent a delegation to the New York Fed’s vault in 2012 for spot checks on the hoard. As the gold’s guardian, the Frankfurt-based Bundesbank is obliged to ensure its safety. It says it’s sensible to store part of the reserves outside the country so they can be swapped more easily for foreign currency in an emergency. Germany’s election in September hastened the shift when the Free Democratic Party, which flirted with bringing the gold home, dropped out of Merkel’s coalition and was replaced by the Social Democrats. Other supporters included Philipp Missfelder, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union who quit as her government’s envoy for relations with the U.S. in April. Juergen Hardt, his successor, signaled a change of position.
American troops in Afghanistan are reportedly using Craigslist to solicit and arrange casual and discreet same sex sexual encounters, according to the Army Times... "Sexual activities in a war zone are as old as wars themselves, but with the advent of Internet personal ads and social media sites, arranging a sexual encounter can become brazen, public and risky. Warnings from commanders, standard guidance for any unit headed to the war zone, appear to have fallen on deaf ears in many cases." As a result, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Afghanistan is now having agents monitor such sites, and investigating any potential sexual encounters as violations of conduct. The Times told the story of one soldier: "One Marine lance corporal...posted an advertisement on Craigslist for a sexual rendezvous. The guy he met at Camp Leatherneck, whom he thought was also looking to hook up, turned out to be an undercover agent with the NCIS." The report then went on to explain: "Online sex solicitation is technically not a crime under the UCMJ. However, commanders have the right to enact regulations that make it a punishable offense." How so? While it may not be against any regulations to post a personal ad, "posting pornographic images on a public web or social media site is a chargeable offense," explained Erin Stattel, a press officer for International Security Assistance Force. "Adultery, pandering, and prostitution" are also on the list of violations. Commanders can also punish soldiers on a case-by-case basis under an article that bans conduct “to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces.” Take the above-mentioned lance corporal for example. Commanders charged him with three violations: "attempting to commit an offense in violation of the UCMJ; failing to obey an order or regulation, and pandering and prostitution." The soldier accepted the punishment gracefully, but did express some resentment to the Army Times: "It was against the rules set forth by the base general, ... so they were doing their job, but what I don’t agree with is how they were pretty much searching for people to arrest." As the report indicates, a majority of the Craigslist ads investigated by the NCIS are by men seeking other men. That does not necessarily mean that the agency is targeting gay soldiers. Retired Col. Dr. Elspeth Cameron “Cam” Ritchie, Army psychiatrist and chief clinical officer for the District of Columbia’s Department of Mental Health in Washington, offered a different explanation. She told the Army Times: “When detached from home, without the ability to openly exercise relationships in a combat environment and with a fatalistic attitude, military members would be inclined to embrace risk-taking. These young men have high testosterone and, with the inability to quietly have a relationship, it is not surprising that they are willing to put themselves into that situation.” UK's Daily Mail took it upon themselves to peruse many of the Craigslist pages in question, posting many racy screencaps on their site. The images depicted standard fare for any casual-sex-soliciting social network pages...disembodied torsos, genitals, and an overabundance of words such as "looking" and "discreet". Naturally, upon discovering news of these casual sexual encounters, conservative activists did not approve.
I applaud whoever picked him for the issue, love the thick cuddly ones!
He is hot!
If you really look at giraffes, you would surely agree that they are beautiful animals. I don't think there is nearly enough love for the giraffe on DL.
I thought she said she never wanted to look cheap?
I’ve kept up with Sons of Anarchy over the years, but I was pretty much hate-watching the last two seasons. It was hard to keep up with all the plot twists, allegiances and double-crossing and at times I didn’t bother. There were some excellent subplots, particularly the one involving Walton Goggins (Justified) as a transgender escort named Venus. Plus I really loved the shock ending this last season. We got to see a character whom I found particularly grating meet a spectacular end. (I know that sounds terrible, but it’s just a show!) The good news is that Goggins is set to return to Sons of Anarchy this upcoming and last eighth season, which premieres this fall. The questionable news is that producers have announced two other guest stars that sound like stunt casting: Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson. ........ The FX drama has tapped rocker Courtney Love to join Season 7 in a pivotal, multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively. In what marks her dramatic TV acting debut, Love will play Ms. Harrison, the straight-shooting preschool teacher of Jax’s eldest son, Abel. Look for Love’s educator to take a special interest in Abel — which will likely spark an interesting reaction from the boy’s mother Wendy (newly-minted series regular Drea de Matteo). Love, who put the brakes on her acting career of late, won raves (and a Golden Globe nod) for her supporting work in 1996′s The People vs. Larry Flynt. Roles in the Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon and the Kiefer Sutherland drama Beat followed. This is hardly the first time SOA has gone to the music well to cast key parts. Dave Navarro recurred as a gang member in Seasons 5 and 6. And Marilyn Manson is set to appear in Season 7 as a prison power player who has dealings with Jax. [From TV Line] ......... Courtney Love can act, I remember her turn in The People vs. Larry Flynt. That was in 1996 though, her brain is surely addled from whatever she’s done to it in two decades. I would be surprised if she’s at all reliable and able to consistently show up on set. As far as Marilyn Manson, the only time I’ve ever seen him in anything was in Bowling for Columbine, where he thoughtfully addressed the allegations that his music negatively influenced the Columbine killers. He was pretty soft spoken and I was impressed at how intelligent he came across. Rewatching that interview makes me wonder whether he’ll be in his stage makeup for SOA. I bet he’ll at least wear guyliner, like Navarro did for his brief story arc.
First it was humblebragging, now it's talking incessantly about how busy you are. FUCK THAT ISSSH.
Come to daddy, baby...
New York probably isn't the best place to retire for someone who hated the media, nosy fans and the paparazzi. Why didn't she buy some small farm in Sweden and make Swedish meatballs in peace for the rest of her life?
Having gotten wonderful and helpful answers about whether Britons actually eat baked beans for breakfast, I would like some advice about how to prepare a most satisfactory cup of tea. As an American, my first reach is for a mug of strong coffee. But now, instead of getting a second one at the office, I am drinking tea instead. While I appreciate that how one takes their tea will differ from person to person (I enjoy a little cream and a half teaspoon of sugar...never liked lemon in my tea), I wondered if perhaps there are techniques or tips that you, the undisputed masters of tea, could impart? For example, I am using tea bags. Should I get a teapot and strainer and use loose tea instead? Also, I drink Bigelow's "English Teatime" (it's what the company stocks the kitchen with), which I find acceptable. Is Bigelow's acceptable from your perspective, or would you recommend a different brand? Thanks in advance!
We seem to have one person absolutely unhinged over this actor. I had to look him up to see who it was. There are multiple threads on him (yeah I know, I started another one. Okay). There's even a thread where the troll claims he/she just began watching queer/folk then immediately makes it 100% GaleHarold. What the fuck is it about this person and who could/would be completely consumed by him this way? Is it an older gay guy? Maybe a woman? This troll has become the most vocal and omnipresent on Datalounge and you can't get away from it.
I'm not even religious, but I love movies that have themes that involve the Antichrist, angels, demons, the apocalypse, etc. Stuff like Legion, The Omen, End of Days, The Prophecy. Anyone else?
The old thread was closed... and there's just not enough eye candy in this world, so this thread is here to fix that! No nudes, just totally gorgeous men:
fillin' yer hole!
On Netflix in a few hours. I'm one of those who thought the first season was pretty good, but could be better. They've got a new showrunner and from this trailer it looks like Famke has lost the horrible accent, so ... so far so good!
How much is this sort of thing in casting professionals' minds anyway?
I'm morbidly obese and the fat has severely impaired my social and professional life. I went to a shrink and got an Adderall Rx and instantly my cravings ended and for the first time in years, I heard and felt my stomach growl because I had forgotten to eat a meal. The problem is I still binge on junk food and carbs (mostly pasta and bread and cream cheese cinnamon roll frosting). Now, however, I don't get any physical satisfaction and the food is starting to disgust me -a novelty- yet I still overeat. How can I help myself?
At 48 (to her 68), you can't really call him a "toy boy."
I love that look! Both to observe and to participate in....in fact whenever I am naked without socks, I feel a little naked.
Does anyone have any idea who he is?
Now that it's been canceled, staffers from Rosies disastrous talk show are coming forward with behind-the-scenes revelations about what really went on with the former Queen of Nice. “It was such a fucking hellhole,” one former staffer told The Daily Beast in an in-depth look at what went wrong with the show. There were O'Donnell's frequent clashes with The Rosie Show staff, and the host often lost her temper. During one taping last fall, "O’Donnell uncontrollably yelled at a publicist backstage because she didn’t like the parameters agreed upon for an interview." Several staffers were also very upset "when O’Donnell clashed with Oprah Winfrey’s longtime director Joe Terry. People thought she humiliated him when she scolded him in front of a live audience for using the wrong camera shots, suggesting he didn’t know what he was doing. She fired Winfrey’s stage manager because she felt like he was ignoring her and not doing his job properly." She was also unhappy with her bandleader, Katreese Barnes from Saturday Night Live, because he couldn’t play obscure Broadway songs off the cuff right when she named them on live TV. “I’m not upset that I don’t know Into the Woods by heart. A little heads-up would have been nice," Barnes said. And in what is seen as a final insult to the staff, on Friday, when the cancellation was publicly announced with a glowing statement by Oprah Winfrey herself, Rosie was not in Chicago to personally break the news to her crew. She was in New York tweeting about what a great time she was having on Broadway.
That Duke whore Belle Knox/Miriam Weeks says she's an empowered feminist because she enjoys facial abuse and gets paid/objectified for it.
SyFy is showing "Spartacus Blood and Sand" on Thursdays. For those of us who have never seen it, Whitfield is shockingly good. The quality of the production and acting changes when the camera focuses on him. He's great looking, sure, but it's all about his intensity.
Who is it? Is he out now? Good for him!
Have you ever gone online hooking when you were drunk and bought someone you regret?
and when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese.
The cute guy who used to do the CBS news on LOGO gay news takes? How has he stayed single all these years and where does he hang?
[italic]Oh, what fun![/italic] "He's a joke and an abonimation to this country. Those of us who were for Hillary are lauging at you loons who still support this monkey." by: Anonymous\treply 96\t07/11/2014 @ 08:56PM @ "Obama's Poll Numbers in the Toilet When it Comes to the Economy, Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Terrorism"
Have any DLers seen this?
Republican governors signal shift on gay marriage in bid to attract voters Wisconsin's Scott Walker among governors appearing to back off opposition to gay marriage at convention in Nashville Associated Press in Nashville; theguardian.com, Saturday 12 July 2014 18.00 BST Deep in the Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of evolving views among Republican governors on gay marriage. While the Republican Party's religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition – in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is a dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values. "I don't think the Republican Party is fighting it," Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, said in an interview this weekend at the National Governors Association in Nashville. "I'm not saying it's not important," continued Walker, who is considering a 2016 presidential bid should he survive his reelection test this fall. "But Republicans haven't been talking about this. We've been talking about economic and fiscal issues. It's those on the left that are pushing it." Walker, like other ambitious Republican governors, is trying to strike a delicate balance. His comments come just days after he formally appealed a federal judge's ruling striking down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages, a ban he supported. But after his party's disastrous 2012 election, the Republican National Committee commissioned a report calling for more "inclusive and welcoming" tones on divisive social issues – particularly those "involving the treatment and the rights of gays”. Walker explained his court appeal as simply as his obligation as governor to defend the state's constitution. Other Republican governors, however, including New Jersey's Chris Christie, opted against appealing similar rulings, clearing the way for gay marriage to become legal. "That is a very controversial and divisive issue," said Iowa governor Terry Branstad, suggesting Republicans are better served by focusing on economic issues. "I'm a religious conservative, I'm a Catholic, I'm pro-life. [But] I think the people of Iowa look to me to provide leadership in bringing good jobs and growing the Iowa economy." A Gallup poll found in May that national support for same-sex marriage reached an all-time high of 55%. That includes 30% of Republicans and nearly eight in 10 young adults from both parties. Courts across the nation repeatedly have struck down gay marriage bans. The latest such ruling came on Wednesday in Colorado, but it's on hold pending an appeal. At least 20 states now allow gay marriage, although the issue may be headed for the supreme court. The high court's landmark ruling last summer allowed married same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as other married people but did not specifically address whether gay marriage is a constitutional right. Democratic governors in Republican-leaning states that have banned gay marriage also appear to have softened their stands. Many said they were looking to the supreme court to resolve the issue once and for all. Like Walker, Kentucky's Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, is appealing a recent court ruling that struck down his state's gay marriage ban. "My goal is to get that issue to the United States supreme court and get a final decision that will tell us all what the law is going to be in the future, and then Kentucky will abide by it," Beshear said. Walker, too, said that Republican governors would be "legally obligated" to support gay marriage should the supreme court rule in its favor. For now, the Republican Party's official platform, as adopted in 2012, calls for a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as "the union of one man and one woman”, while formally supporting Republican-led campaigns to make the same change in state constitutions. And despite the softening rhetoric, several states are continuing to fight. Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky are scheduled to present arguments against recent gay marriage rulings in their states before the 6th US circuit court of appeals in Cincinnati on 6 August.
and actually sort of enjoy it?
... but it's not in the same league as the self-entitled Cam4 viewers.
That is really what they're called. He was persuaded to do by his beard... er, I mean, by his "girlfriend," model Suki Waterhouse, so as to lose the 30+lbs he gained for the Navy SEAL movie. I am not making this up, you know!
A new survey by The Commonwealth Fund, whose mission is “to promote a high performing health care system,” finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans approve of the health care plans they have purchased through the various Obamacare exchanges. Out of all of the findings in the survey, here are some of the ones that could prove to be most problematic for Republicans: 78 percent of Republicans, and 85 percent of independents who responded said that they were very or somewhat optimistic that their new health coverage will improve their ability to get the care they need. 61 percent of those who were uninsured before Obamacare said they are better off now than they were before they selected their new insurance plan. 52 percent of those who already had insurance also believe that their new Obamacare plan is better than their old one. 74 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of independents said that they were very or somewhat satisfied with their new insurance plan. It is also worth noting that out of that 74 percent of Republicans, those who reported being “very satisfied” with their new plan outnumbered those who were only “somewhat satisfied” by 44 percent to 30 percent. Perhaps the most troubling information in this report in terms of Republican hopes for the 2014 election is the number of independents who approve of their Obamacare plans. Republicans need to hang on to most Republican voters, which may not be a huge problem even if they attempt to run on repealing the Affordable Care Act. But more important than that, they have to win a majority of independent voters. If 82 percent of independents believe that they have been helped by Obamacare, how likely are they to step into the voting booth and pull the lever for a Republican whose stated mission if elected or re-elected is to repeal the law? Other findings in the Commonwealth survey that blow Republican talking points out of the water include: 54 percent said that their Obamacare plan gave them access to some or all of the doctors they wanted. (39 percent said they didn’t know what doctors were included.) 75 percent of those with new coverage said they found it very or somewhat easy to find a primary care doctor. 67 percent of those who found a new primary care doctor were able to get an appointment with that doctor in two weeks or less. 30 percent of adults with new coverage needed to see a specialist. 58 percent of those were able to get an appointment with that specialist in two weeks or less.
Sorry, I just needed to vent.
I will always love him.
Because the last thread is just about full
I hope this is good. I loved Wet Hot American Summer.
He's been vacationing on the beautiful islands off Spain for the last few days. And on Friday, Will Smith took the action to the water, spotted aboard a luxury yacht off the coast of Formentera. The 45-year-old actor showed off his sculpted physique in just a pair of white shorts, much to the thrill and approval of onlookers. The Men In Black star was joined by a large group of fellow yacht passengers, getting their tan on in the sunshine. They were all pictured gazing curiously at something below the aquatic vessel, with one pal excitedly pointing something out to his friends. Earlier in the day, Will was seen waving at fans while aboard a much smaller boat, clad in a light blue shirt and the same shorts. On Thursday, the father-of-three was pictured on the beach in Ibiza, having been living it up in the party hotspot the previous evening. He apparently caught the eye of a bevy of beauties, who followed him around the beach, eager to get a photo with him - a topless woman among them. Will is vacationing without wife Jada Pinkett-Smith and their children, Jaden, 16, and Willow, 13. He also has son Trey, 21, from a previous marriage.
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex weddings performed after the state's gay marriage ban was briefly lifted by a federal judge in December. But the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also left intact an existing temporary stay against a ruling requiring Utah to recognize the legitimacy of those marriages, giving the state time to seek a lengthier injunction from the U.S. Supreme Court. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes immediately vowed to do that in the next few days. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby in Salt Lake City ruled in December that a voter-passed law restricting marriage to heterosexual couples only was unconstitutional, clearing the way for same-sex couples in the socially conservative and heavily Mormon state to wed. But the Supreme Court in Washington reinstated the gay marriage ban just 17 days later, issuing a stay of Shelby's ruling that halted further gay and lesbian nuptials until Utah's appeal of that decision had run its course. Utah refused to confer legal recognition of gay and lesbian marriages performed in the interim, leaving those couples unable to proceed with adoptions, obtain spousal health insurance benefits or legally change their names. Four newlywed same-sex couples then filed a separate lawsuit to get the state to recognize their marital status, winning a decision in May from another federal judge that their marriages were valid. But that judge also temporarily stayed his own ruling to let Utah petition for a lengthier injunction pending appeal. The 10th Circuit on Friday denied that request for a permanent injunction. Utah argued that legal recognition for newly married same-sex couples before the final outcome of the underlying legal battle over gay marriage would cause greater confusion. Were the state to prevail, Utah officials said, gay and lesbian marriages performed last winter would be invalidated, stripping away the benefits conferred on them. But the 10th Circuit said Utah failed to show irreparable harm would result from letting already married gay couples obtain spousal benefits. The same three-judge panel in June upheld Shelby's decision. It marked the first time a federal appeals court had ruled on the merits of such a case since the Supreme Court decided a year ago that legally married same-sex couples nationwide were eligible for federal benefits. Reyes said on Thursday he would appeal Shelby's ruling to the Supreme Court rather than seek reconsideration from the full 10th Circuit. There are now 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, where same-sex marriage is legal. In another nine states, including Utah, federal judges have struck down bans on same-sex marriage but the rulings have been put on hold pending appeal.
Who is the queen that thinks she's the arbiter of datalounge thread quality? Who else thinks she's the NPH troll?
Boo hoo! He's a good actor but I think he's a phoney. I hope he gets the electric chair.
Meh... I'm having a hard time getting past third episode... Have they recast Shelly?
According to Charles Busch and John Epperson, on the commentrary track for "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?", that is. I think they made actually very good choices--they are all immediately identifiable by gay men according to what movie they're from. The first is from "Baby Jane," of course: "But ya ARE, Blanche! Ya ARE in a wheelchair!" Can you guess the other four? One other was also said by Bette Davis. (Don't go for obscure choices--all four are super-famous.)
We were just making fun of these two schlubs.
Because the original was so popular. Original thread at link.
I've still got a crush on this guy after 20 years.
1. Womanly butts 2. White/Caucasian with yellow skin 3. Feminine-looking pecs (manboobs, moobs) A guy with one of those features is great. Two is better. Three is the trifecta!
I can't tell
So it's Friday night and I'm thinking of rejoining... I was with the service for about eight months, but left a year ago. Since then, I haven't had much action dating-wise (and I'm not talking about a hookup, but a date). The profiles were often interesting, and I corresponded with people around the country, but never met anyone in my city. Does anyone have any experiences (good, bad, indifferent, lurid, whatever) with OKC or sites like it? Are there some out there worth trying? Or is it really just a Grindr/Growlr world in 2013?
Do we even care anymore?
So many Youtube stars who regularly get millions of views on a weekly basis. They can make a living off of it. It's quite mind boggling. And they're mostly all awful and stupid. Kids these days are easily entertained. And for the most part the mainstream media totally ignores them. It's a strange phenomenon. For example, Lohanthony. The popular and super gay Youtube star posted a new video on his channel and it's now trending on Twitter.
Does anyone have any info on this guy? i can''t find any reviews. has anyone hired him or heard any stories? good or bad. thanks
Sisters - does this ring true?
What is the best source for getting a new dog?
"I think it would be a fun playful orgy with myself, Boomer Banks, Ryan Rose, Sean Zevran, and Austin Wolf" See inside for more.
This buff, ruff muscleman could send Momma running for her latest mussy simile — and then he opens his throat in song...
Are you gay? Apparently we have to wait until next week to find out.
With more athletes coming out we should do a thread about gay athletes. Carl Lewis has to be a 'mo...right?
No doubt she's fucking him along with Jonathan Groff.
I can't find it.
Touchy and smiley.
I always thought it was until batshit Right-wing loons went on a rampage claiming that it wasn't, probably because they love it so much.
Dad is 82, mom is 76. He has seizures frequently, she can barely walk and has had two really bad falls recently landing her in the hospital. Is this something that just the kids get together and discuss or is it a discussion with parents and the children? I feel like we keep putting this off and we need to have this talk before it is too late.
Getting older is a bitch
I just started watching it....made in 2005. You know the make over consultant will be gay. It's the kraut guy from the TV show with the fat guy from Cleveland. In this day and age...I like fem guys and I embrace my sissiness which the kindergays think is demeaning.. but this is so obvious..stupid... I feel better now
Sounds like acting to me.
Big move. Lots of paper to get rid of before I start packing, including a few boxes of bills and documents. Will putting bills in a bucket of water and bleach and letting them soak do it?
Is it about an especially cheerful mentally challenged girl? I can't make sense of the lyrics otherwise.
Yes, it was totally one-sided, but I miss seeing him everyday. He was the most attractive man I've ever seen. He was 27 years old and Bulgarian. Damn, I want to go back on that cruise!
What's on his IPod? I'll start with, of course, Fingertips Part I - Stevie Wonder Part II are gone
Get it gurl!
Any of our British DLers see it yet?
I have gone so downhill in just the last three years. The balding happened all of a sudden.
I found this overseas company that sells Retin-A, InhousePharmacy.biz. Has anyone purchased from them? Retin-A 0.025% Gel 30gm, $56.35, free shipping
It's like they're struggling to break free.
Aside from the obvious (expensive clothes, expensive car, etc) -
I find the site annoying and make a point of not clicking on the links, but why do others hate it? I'm not American and have limited knowledge of US media culture.
Larchmont Yacht Club
Great decision by the court today. Unions, for the most part, are evil. WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled Monday that public sector unions cannot collect fees from home health care workers who don't want to be part of a union. The decision was handed down Monday by the Supreme Court in its final session of its nine-month term. The case, which deals with home care workers in Illinois, could eliminate automatic dues deductions for public sector unions. The court was also set to rule on a challenge by for-profit businesses, including Hobby Lobby, to the requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage. In the union case, plaintiff Pamela Harris serves as the primary caretaker for her son, Josh, who has a rare genetic syndrome. She receives Medicaid funds and essentially functions as a state employee. Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Illinois-Indiana, the union that represents publicly employed home care workers, automatically deducts membership dues from employees’ paychecks under the collective bargaining agreement it has with the state. Harris, as well as a handful of other personal care providers, sued Illinois, demanding it stop labor unions from collecting fees from workers who refuse representation. They argue that forcing them to pay the fees violates their First Amendment rights. Labor unions argue that if Illinois is allowed to back out of its collective bargaining agreement, it would be only be a matter of time before workers see their wages cut and benefits dropped. Union leaders also fear that conservative judges across the country will use the ruling in Harris’ case to strike down laws in 26 states that currently require public-sector employees such as teachers and police officers, to fork over dues to the unions that negotiate contracts on their behalf even if the employee doesn’t want to become a union member.
This is a creepy story
Does anyone remember her? This is really creepy. I've linked a documentary found on Youtube. The day she died, she had just taped an episode of "What's My Line". The episode still aired that night. This is from Wikipedia: Kilgallen claimed she conducted an interview with Jack Ruby inside the Dallas courthouse where he was tried for the shooting death of Lee Harvey Oswald, although she never revealed the subject of their purported conversation. Four or five months later, she obtained a copy of Ruby's testimony to the Warren Commission, which was published on the front pages of the Journal American, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, and other newspapers. Most of that testimony did not become officially available to the public until the commission released its 26 volumes of hearings and exhibits in November 1964, around the time of the first anniversary of the assassination. The first of three installments of the Ruby testimony under Kilgallen's byline appeared in the Journal American on August 18. Kilgallen had a history of government criticism, suggesting in 1959 that the CIA recruited members of the Mafia to assassinate Fidel Castro, which many years later was proven to be the case. By the time of the assassination, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had been keeping a file on the "flighty and irresponsible" columnist (his words about her were preserved in his own handwriting) for 25 years. The FBI tried to determine who had given the columnist a transcript of Jack Ruby's testimony to the Warren Commission. The agency abandoned, in September 1964, all attempts to identify this source. The attempts had included sending two FBI agents to Kilgallen's house, where she told them she would not identify the source under any circumstances. The Voice of Broadway as it was published in the Journal American on September 30, 1964, included the following about the release of the single book containing the Warren Commission report, which was about two months before the 26 volumes were released: ...from what I have read, I would be inclined to believe that the Federal Bureau of Investigation might have been more profitably employed in probing the facts of the case rather than how I got them – which does seem a waste of time to me. At any rate, the whole thing smells a bit fishy. It's a mite too simple that a chap kills the President of the United States, escapes from that bother, kills a policeman, eventually is apprehended in a movie theater under circumstances that defy every law of police procedure, and subsequently is murdered under extraordinary circumstances. The Warren Report made a great effort to note that the FBI and the Secret Service were delinquent in their duty, and that the press media – TV, radio and newspaper – also were responsible for the confusion that made Oswald's murder possible. Baloney. Oswald was not killed by a newspaperman. He was killed by a nightclub owner well-known to the police – Jack Ruby. How can the Warren Commission pretend to forget that? In her column that the Journal American published on June 9, 1965, Kilgallen called The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) "a routine melodrama with the plot telegraphed as neatly as if it had been sent by Western Union." She said this at a time when many people who had seen the film before the assassination looked back on it with anxiety and with concern about whether Oswald had watched it or drawn inspiration from it. According to Kilgallen's statement published on June 9, she was prompted to recall her impression of the old film (a few months before an American television network revived it for the first time) because some Hollywood insiders were saying the screenplay for Seconds (film), scheduled to start filming in the New York area later in 1965, was "as off-beat as The Manchurian Candidate." Kilgallen did not live to see the completion of Seconds, which starred Rock Hudson. She made her point that The Manchurian Candidate was hardly off-beat. In September 1965, more than a year after her scoop of Jack Ruby's testimony to the Warren Commission, Kilgallen said, referring to the murders of JFK, police officer J. D. Tippit and Oswald, "That story isn't going to die as long as there's a real reporter alive, and there are a lot of them alive." That was the last sentence in her column item about Marina Oswald Porter's possible knowledge of the possible doctoring of an incriminating snapshot she had taken of Lee holding a rifle and The Militant socialist newspaper that Life featured on its cover in 1964. DEATH: On November 8, 1965, Kilgallen was found dead on the third floor of her five-story brownstone, just 12 hours after she had appeared live on What's My Line?. Her hairdresser, Marc Sinclaire, found her body when he arrived that morning to style her hair. He said decades later that she always slept on the fifth floor, adding that on November 8 he used his key to the brownstone and went directly to the third floor where he always did her hair near her large wardrobe closet. She had apparently succumbed to a fatal combination of alcohol and barbiturates, possibly concurrent with a heart attack. It is not known whether the death was a suicide or an accidental overdose, although the amount of barbiturate in her system "could well have been accidental," said medical examiner James Luke. Dorothy Kilgallen was interred in a modest grave at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York. Kilgallen and Arlene Francis appeared as Joan Crawford impostors on an episode of the daytime version of To Tell The Truth that was videotaped on November 2, 1965, and broadcast six days later while United Press International broke the news about Kilgallen's death. CBS News immediately noticed the report on its UPI machine from the Teletype Corporation. Anchor Douglas Edwards announced it during the five-minute live newscast he regularly did promptly after the closing credits of To Tell The Truth. He clarified for viewers that the preceding broadcast on which they had seen Kilgallen had been "prerecorded." Kilgallen's appearance on this game show episode has been lost because of wiping. The CBS Afternoon News with Douglas Edwards was not preserved, either. Because of her open criticism of the Warren Commission and other US government entities, and her association with Jack Ruby and a 1964 private interview with him, Ramparts speculated that she was murdered by members of the same alleged conspiracy against JFK. The February 1967 edition of Cosmopolitan, then edited by Helen Gurley Brown, reprinted the Ramparts article. Kilgallen's claims that she was under surveillance  led to a theory that she might have been murdered. She reportedly had told a few friends after her Ruby interview that she was "about to blow the JFK case sky high." Throughout her career she consistently refused to identify any of her sources whenever a government agency questioned her, and that might have posed a threat to the alleged JFK conspirators. Kilgallen's autopsy did not suggest evidence of homicide. On the death certificate, however, medical examiner James Luke typed "circumstances undetermined" underneath his notation "acute ethanol and barbiturate intoxication." According to Kilgallen's Washington Post obituary, Dr. Luke spent 45 minutes at the death scene. The medical examiner's office documented, however, that he had spent an hour and five minutes there. Another medical examiner named Dominick DiMaio signed the death certificate, typing below his signature that he was doing this "for James Luke." Referring to Kilgallen's death certificate, Dr. DiMaio said in a 1995 interview quoted in Midwest Today magazine, "I wasn't stationed in Manhattan [where Kilgallen died]. I was in Brooklyn. Are you sure I signed it? I don't see how the hell I could have signed it in the first place. You got me." He added that the only reason why Dr. Luke would not have signed the document was if he had not visited the death scene or performed the autopsy. But evidence indicates Dr. Luke did both.
I make almost twice what my sister and her husband make together, and they have two children. I've had to help both children through college, along with my parents--my sister and her husband are so broke they can't contribute to tuition. I worry when my parents die I will have to help my sister--she has no retirement plan.
OK, I know this will get me a lot of grief, but it's a serious question. I'm in my early 60s, retired, and reasonably well off. I've always been frugal and thrifty, because while I had a steady government job, and now have a good pension, I always wanted to make sure I had enough to take care of myself (and my mother) in my old age. Now I'm alone - my mother and siblings have all passed, and I have no children, nieces or nephews. And while my income was more than sufficient, I have inherited some money and two houses, one of which I sold and the other of which I'm renting. So ... here's the issue: I find it difficult to spend my money! I still use coupons and look for deals. I never stay in upscale lodging establishments or do things I've always considered to be wasteful extravagances, like massages or spas, or resorts. I have no one to leave my money to, and who knows how much longer I'll be around? How do I force myself to use my money?
Super cute retards run the board.
I knew it! Rihanna was just a cover for these two bitches to hook up.
I'll be fully honest, I've never been there, but like what I've heard of the place. Of course, I'd try living there for more than just a week or so first, but was curious what DL'ers think of the place?
... is a silly name.
Any fans? I finally caught this last night and laughed and laughed. I think had this not had the "Halloween" prefix, it would have been a cult film almost immediately instead of a film that killed a franchise for six years.
Commercials shown during nightly news on CBS. Talk about poor taste, who wants to here about this and sexual activity. Cialis commercial is on now. Don't they think a 10 or 11news time for these commercials would be more appropriate for children watching the TV.
My position on gay marriage is much like a firm Catholic and divorce. I would not marry a man, but I certainly respect those who believe otherwise. The law and society must not put obstacles in the way of people of the same sex who wish to marry. I think our society is pretty much there now. The question is: would you vote for a first openly gay President who felt that way and who happened to be a Republican? In other words, what trumps what?
aka The Frankie and Zach Cornholing Watch Let's continue!
Any help will be appreciated. She's a great girl and I would really like to make a good impression. I've only got about 30 years until she's paroled, so I have to work fast! Also, something that will fit through bars and doesn't require heating - no stove here in these primitive surroundings! - is needed. But I know you can come through for me. You'd better.
gay or straight? and who's she dating?
Robert Redford will play the famed news anchor in “Truth.” "Rathergate," the scandal that erupted in September of 2004 after Dan Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, will be the subject of an upcoming film starring Robert Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as CBS News producer Mary Mapes. Rather, whose reputation was tainted after it was revealed that CBS News was unable to authenticate some of the documents upon which his report was based, found out about the film deal just one day before the news broke, via a call from Mapes. The film is based on Mapes' 2005 memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. "I want to emphasize that I'm no expert in the movie business. What I know about the movie business could be written on the back of a postage stamp," Rather tells THR. "But I at least know enough to recognize that having the Sundance Kid make a film about political and corporate interference of news can only help audiences understand why a truly independent press and strong investigative reporting are so important in a country such as ours." Rather first met Redford in the mid-1970s and last saw him about three years ago at Redford's Sundance Film Festival. "He has more faith in truth-telling than most people in Hollywood," adds Rather. "In no small part because of that I'm of course pleased and honored that he's agreed to take on the challenge of trying to make a film about political and corporate interference with truth-telling investigative journalism." Rather, for his part, has stood by his 60 Minutes report over the years. He states that the internal investigation (that led to the firing of Mapes) could never prove that the documents were forgeries. "I'm cautiously optimistic," says Rather of the film. "Although I have no illusions. Not everybody is going to like the idea that a film is being made. And not everybody is going to like the film, however it turns out." James Vanderbilt, the screenwriter behind The Amazing Spider-Man and White House Down, will adapt the screenplay, and make his directorial debut with the Mythology Entertainment project. Brad Fischer, William Sherak, Vanderbilt and Mikkel Bondesen are producing. Rather says he's open to meeting with Redford for the film, but he has yet to hear from the actor. "I'd be happy to help him any way I can. I might make the price for that his bringing along Ms. Blanchett," jokes Rather, who has never met the two-time Oscar winner. "I've admired her work for a long time. I thought Blue Jasmine was a new high for her, and that's mighty high."
What are the signs? I'm not talking about someone who likes to toke up on the weekends. I'm talking about daily use, serious dependancy types. How can you tell?
You are Joan Wilder, the novelist? Yes, I am. I read your books. I read all your books. ¡Juanita! ¡Es Juanita!
Today in Strangest Study of the Day RECOMMENDED FOR YOU David Letterman Walks Out During Joan Rivers Interview World Cup Whimsy Captured in New McDonalds Ad Kim Jong Un Swears 'Merciless' Retaliation if New Seth Rogen Film Released by Taboola It has been a weird week in health news. First doctors said that Justin Bieber might save young boys’ lives (the “hip” bowl cut is actually a form of sun protection — skin cancer be gone!), and now scientists out of the University of Exeter insist that smelling farts could actually prevent cancer, among other diseases. Uh, okay. “Although hydrogen sulfide gas”—produced when bacteria breaks down food—”is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases,” Dr. Mark Wood said in a university release. Although the stinky gas can be noxious in large doses, the researchers seem to think that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria. Researchers are even coming up with their own compound to emulate the stinky smell’s health benefits. “‘We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria,” Professor Matt Whiteman, who worked on the study to be published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications journal, said. So thank the guy in the elevator. While it might have seemed like the ride from hell, IT MIGHT JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE. Or not.
[quote]In guidelines published Friday, the World Health Organization said that it “strongly recommends men who have sex with men consider taking antiretroviral medicines as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.” Whoa.
I should switch doctors, right?
I'd say this one qualifies by any standard.
Does it work? Do they allow dick pics in the men for men section?
Did anyone else read that book?
SALT LAKE CITY — More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court. Five months after the ban was struck down, a different federal judge in May ruled the state must lift its ban on benefits – such as child custody – for same-sex couples. The state asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to delay the benefits while the larger issue of the marriage ban makes its way through the courts. On Friday, the 10th Circuit denied Utah’s request for an indefinite delay. Instead, justices gave them until July 21 to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in. The Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a news release Friday it plans to ask the Supreme Court to extend the stay to avoid “uncertainty” for the couples. This case is separate from the ongoing judicial review of the constitutionality of the state’s same-sex marriage ban. The 10th Circuit recently upheld a December opinion from a federal judge in Utah who overturned the ban. Utah state officials plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The gay and lesbian couples awaiting benefits tied the knot during the 17-day window when same-sex marriages were legal. The U.S. Supreme Court brought them to a halt. Utah officials argued they had no choice but to hold off on benefits until an appeals court ruled on same-sex marriage. That triggered a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of four couples.
Men have been dieing for years.
Which state will legalize it next? AFAIK only a few counties in Nevada have legalized it. But that was a long, long time ago. We really need to get the ball rolling on this.
Other than the royal family, England has not produced anything of value (like cars, electronics, or anything in fact) for decades. To me, England is no longer relevant. It is a thing of the past.
I'm thinking of applying for a study abroad semester. I grow up in NY state so used to cold but will I be inside because of rain all the time?
What are your opinions on payday loans? Why would somebody get one instead of just getting a credit card?Would you date a guy who got them?
I love him. He did it. He is perfect
Hillary Clinton may have had a rocky start as she tests the waters, but a new poll finds if the presidential election were today she would trounce every Democratic and Republican politician -- by a large margin. he non-partisan Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday finds Hillary Clinton "sweeps" both the Democratic and Republican field if she were to run for president. Clinton would take 58 percent of the vote in a Democratic primary, and would trounce every Republican challenger, by seven to nine points. In a match up against Republicans Chris Christie, Rand Paul, or Mike Huckabee, Clinton would win by nine points. Against Jeb Bush or Paul Ryan, she would win by seven. She would also take the women's vote in those races, by 16 to 19 points. "Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes a ton of heat on wealth, book sales and her legacy at the State Department, but she emerges with no serious Democratic challenger, while the Republican field remains clustered and flustered," Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in the poll's release.
Redman is dickin with us. She gathered her fun. REM's first album. Dick in in the mouth , L
I'm a relative newbie here, but I've noticed that many threads about fairly innocuous topics tend to devolve into Betty-Davis-v.-Joan-Crawford-level cat fights. For example, I'm loving the hell out of all of The View threads currently playing out. I have even popped into a couple of them just to throw a conversational hand grenade just to keep the pot boiling. I have a sense that I'm not the only one. If anybody knows of any classic cat fight threads, please post a link to them, along with a short description.
I'm in the market for a new used car. I've always driven cars with cloth seats, but all the cars I've been looking at have leather seats. Any opinions on leather in the summer and winter months?
This water slide just opened at Shitterbarn in Kansas City, KS. Would you ride it?
Is the site officially controlled by 60 year old lesbians and bored fraus now? Who the fuck watches this shit to the point we have several threads on it running?
The world is abuzz with news that actor Laverne Cox has become the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine. If I understand the current state of the ever-shifting ethic and rhetoric of transgenderism, that is not quite true: Bradley Manning, whom we are expected now to call Chelsea, beat Cox to the punch by some time. Manning’s announcement of his intention to begin living his life as a woman and to undergo so-called sex-reassignment surgery came after Time’s story, but, given that we are expected to defer to all subjective experience in the matter of gender identity, it could not possibly be the case that Manning is a transgendered person today but was not at the time of the Time cover simply because Time was unaware of the fact, unless the issuance of a press release is now a critical step in the evolutionary process. As I wrote at the time of the Manning announcement, Bradley Manning is not a woman. Neither is Laverne Cox.
Did they make Max von Sydow and co. re-dub their lines as well? Blair was talking over them in the exorcism scenes. They couldn't have just taken out her voice and slipped Mercedes McCambridge's in, right? Actors having to dub lines must want to rip their hair out.
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OK, I'm a bit behind the times, and feel a strange urge (brainwashing?) to watch this movie. Will I regret it?
The viscera is collagen. It is a Greek word. I means that your body does not break down.
And here I was pissed that Jolie was getting the part, due to the fact that the bitch can't fucking act! --- Just when we thought there weren't enough leading roles for Black women in Hollywood, they create one and give it to a White woman. Film producer Scott Rudin has purchased the film rights to upcoming biography 'Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life,' and has confirmed that the movie "is being developed for and with [Angelina] Jolie." Jolie, a Hollywood A-lister, will do her best in bringing the story of the famed Egyptian queen to life, and it appears no one doubts she can do it... including Pulitzer prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, who penned the biography, "Cleopatra: A Life," a book that won't be on shelves until the fall. Schiff already heavily endorses Jolie, stating, "I think she'd be perfect for it and I can see a possible Oscar in her future. Physically, she's got the perfect look." Gasp, the nerve! "She's got the perfect look?" Honestly, I don't care how full Angelina Jolie's lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film, I firmly believe this role should have gone to a Black woman. I mean, isn't it enough that 47 years ago, dame Elizabeth Taylor was cast to portray Cleopatra in one of the most expensive films ever made? That Elizabeth Taylor was actually the third White woman to be tapped for the Cleopatra role -- following Vivien Leigh and Claudette Colbert -- just makes this all the more comical. Were Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry and Thandie Newton unavailable for auditions that day? Why does Hollywood think it's even slightly plausible to cast White women in roles that would be more sensible to cast a Black actress for? Especially when that role is an African queen. It happened just two years ago, in 2007's thriller "Stuck," directed by Stuart Gordon, based on the true story of a Chante Mallard. The story tells a tale of a woman who hits a homeless man with her car and results with him trapped in her car's windshield. Instead of getting the man help, Mallard (played by actress Mena Suvari) opts to let him die slowly in her garage. The interesting thing is Mallard is a Black woman, and Suvari, who was cast to play the role, is -- surprise, surprise -- a White woman. Adding insult to injury, instead of just casting a Black woman to play the role, the film gave Suvari a more "ethnic look" for the role, by adding stereotypical cornrows to her hair. Hollywood, are you serious? Now, Jolie is set to play Cleopatra, who isn't as technically perfect as some would claim if you study the Queen of the Nile's distinguished history. First and foremost, the role should be given to a younger actress -- think Jurnee Smollett -- considering Cleopatra began her reign as Queen of Egypt at the tender age of 18 and ended her own life at the age of 39. Secondly, while historically there is no concrete confirmation that Cleopatra was of a darker complexion, there is more evidence than not that she was Black, and not entirely of Macedonian Greek ancestry, as Shakespeare, leagues of painters and now Hollywood would have us believe. And, ultimately, while Cleopatra's heritage remains under speculation, it remains that she was in fact an African queen. Jolie -- not so perfect. What's next? A biopic on Sojourner Truth played by Betty White?
Out of control mother brawls with her vicious brats in the supermarket.
Covered in paint or mud.
It's important, and the other thread got closed... so present away, men!
Post your TRUE stories of meeting a (seemingly) heterosexual man or woman who immediately started giving off the vibe that they were interested in you. Were they married or single? What did they do to show their interest and how did you respond? What was the outcome? No "straight-acting" fantasies or anything along those lines. This is for true stories.
Does anyone remember this obscure horror film? Scared me to death when I was little.
Greatest band ever. For one example, Touch Me I'm going to scream II
Is Miami even in production or are they going with another overhaul? NY is said to do another complete overhaul. BH is struggling. aTL pulls in huge ratings but the network does a shitty job of promoting it. NJ- we'll see. OC seems to be doing well.
[italic]One of many articles[/italic] Men who have not been circumcised typically have larger penises than men who have been circumcised. What is the reason for this? Circumcision is a surgical process usually performed when the male is in his infancy. It removes the foreskin from his penis. It is a traumatic process for the infant and some researchers believe that it creates deep-based psychological fears, as the male is so young. When the foreskin is surgically removed it creates scarring and scar tissue. If a circumcised male looks at his penis he can usually see the scarring between the shaft of the penis where it meets the corona (the corona is at the base or back of the head of the penis). The scarring is usually visible because the skin will have a different color than the rest of the penis. This scarring damages the tissues in this area of the penis and will impede penis length on erection. Because this is done in infancy (usually) and before puberty, this will affect the size of the penis when it gets its growth spurt during adolescence. An Australian scientific study measured 158 men for penis length. They compared circumcised and uncircumcised men. They found that the average penis length in circumcised men was 5% less than non-circumcised men. This, of course, is the average. Some men lost less and some men lost more of their size. It's also worth noting the research of Dr. John Taylor who revealed that 51% of an infant's penile skin is removed with circumcision. But affecting penis size isn't the only problem with circumcision. The foreskin is rich in sensory nerve endings and is one of the main areas of the penis that increases a man's sexual pleasure. When it is removed this decreases the sexual pleasure a man will feel during intercourse. The foreskin is also rich in tactile nerve endings, like those found in the fingertips that can perceive very fine sensations through feeling. With removal of the foreskin, the male loses this very fine touch sensation in his penis. This is important because he won't be able to "feel" the vagina with his penis. The scarring of the penis cannot be reversed, unfortunately, but there are methods of natural penis enlargement that can help increase a man's size if he was robbed of it through this surgical procedure.
I was always under the impression that most celebrities don't really hang out with other celebs as much as we'd like to believe and act super friendly with them only on red carpets or when there are cameras around. I mean, can you imagine Nicole Kidman crying on Naomi Watts' shoulder? Or Matt Damon telling Ben Affleck all about his mysterious skin rash? So, who are A-list celebs' real best friends and confidantes? Are they people like their personal trainers and hairdressers? Or are they other super rich people with lower profiles (like businessmen). I guess we can rule out the common folk, huh?
What does a body look like after three years' decay?
Does that mean they expect it to be a hit (and get Oscar noms?). I haves to admit, it looks good.
I think I would.
His collapse is complete
Can someone please explain to me how someone can be a Republican and gay? Is money more important than your own equal rights? I want to understand. I've tried to understand. Are they perhaps racists?
Is it Irish (always grass-fed), French, or other?
I really feel for this guy (and his dog, for that matter). Though I really doubt any action will be taken against this asshole, Officer Olsen, I do hope this incident brings attention to the issue of "authorities" treatment of living creatures.
I am the Holocaust survivor who is searching for my missing wife.
Attached is a history of the Speedo from an Australian point of view. This paragraph caught my eye:%0D\ %0D\ ''American men have an aversion to displaying their bodies in public,'' one German visitor blogged. ''Ever since gay men came out of the closet in the ''80s and showed us who they were, straight American men went into the closet to show us what they weren''t. Before the late ''80s men wore shorter shorts and swimwear was short and fitted. Men used to be so free and liberated then. Now they are scared.''%0D\ %0D\ Amen! Americans need to get over their body aversion. The full article attached.
She is not a good actress and was only nominated because she is transgender. There, I said it.
Does anyone else get a kick out of listening to old radio shows? This site has some good ones. I like Crime Does Not Pay and Lights Out
guys who shoot hard and far, guys who have massive loads.%0D\ %0D\ Let''s see.
Will be one of three leads.
Jesus, that show was a piece of shit. How on earth did it stay on the air for all those years?
On the cover of Out:
I’ve had an opportunity to watch the Canadian version of affordable health care in action with all its limitations with my Canadian husband’s family. A few years ago, I was startled to see the cover of Maclean’s, a national Canadian magazine, showing a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline, “Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.” It went on to say that young Canadian medical students have no incentive to become doctors to humans because they can’t make any money. Instead, there is a great surge of Canadian students becoming veterinarians. That’s where the money is. A Canadian animal can have timely MRIs, surgeries and any number of tests it needs to receive quality health care. My sister-in-law had to wait two months to get a General Practitioner. During this period she spent her days in bed vomiting continuously, unable to get any food or drink down because she couldn’t get an appointment with the doctor. When she finally did, the doctor said, “Oh you don’t need me, you need a specialist.” That took another two weeks until she got a pill that corrected the problem. Really, is this what we want? All of my husband’s cousins are doctors. Several have moved to the U.S. because after their years of intensive schooling, they want to reap financial rewards. My 75-year-old Canadian girlfriend was denied treatment because she was too old. She died recently, having been given palliative care. That’s all the system would allow. Affordable care will allow for pre-existing conditions. That’s the good part for retirees. But, let’s get down and dirty; the word “affordable” is a misnomer. So far, all you are hearing on the news is how everyone’s premiums are doubling and tripling and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that the whole thing is a big mess. Plus, even after Obamacare is fully implemented, there still will be tens of millions of people not covered. So what’s the point? Medical care will be degraded, the costs will skyrocket, and most frightening of all, your most intimate and personal information is now up for grabs. So, is affordable care a good thing for retirees? Perhaps over time, it might work if you don’t get too old and you don’t get too sick, and you don’t live too long. But frankly, the economic ramifications with our already swollen debt load don’t add up. Retirees who are on Medicare will suffer the consequences of 700 billions of Medicare dollars instead being used to cover the skyrocketing cost of Obamacare. In essence, less dollars for seniors, means less service. Not fair. The Boomers are going to take the “hit.” In Obamacare, “too old” has limitations of service. Boomers are smart. They see the train wreck coming… most I speak with think the Affordable Care Act is a greater Ponzi scheme than that pulled off by Bernie Madoff.
Malia has been in L.A. the last several weeks and was photographed at a trendy restaurant frequented by celebrities. Photogs got her photo while she was leaving and sold them to the distributors.. But Michelle Obama's office called to have them all recalled and removed. Who the fuck is Michelle to censor this shit? This young woman isn't a baby and she's in the public eye... and hanging out at spots in Los Angeles where other celebrities go.
100% on Rotten Tomatoes with many top critics already predicting Best Picture.
Are we watching this? The cast seems likable however the show seems more staged than the other installments
I'm sorry, but I'm not saying "jiff". Fuck you.
Man channels a really irritating human.
What periods in history/places in the world were good for social climbers?
It seems odd to me, the number of my friends and others on Instagram, who are in the constant company of women. I have a few girl friends - I'm 28 - but I'm not living Sex and the City. It seems like tons of my counterparts are hanging out exclusively in the company of women. I don't get it. And I like women fine.
What exactly is it? I know eldergays pay for this service, but what does it entail?
Let's post pictures of amazing balls... goose-eggs, low-hangers, or just plain amazing sacks. Whatever, as long as the focus is on the balls!
Why didn't they just hire a fat actress to play Rebecca?
Inspired by the old logical puzzle, post one true thing about yourself and one false thing (in either order). However, for security, if you are a truesy, say you are a falsy, and if you are a falsy, claim you are a truesy. Truesies always tell the truth (including about who they are) and falsies always lie (including who they are). Example: I am a man. I am wearing green underwear. Truesy
One of the top five actresses of the 20th century in my opinion. Nowadays she does just about any film and is not too picky in her roles. Sure she wants a nice little nest egg for retirement. But still doesn't detract from what she has accomplished in her career. Was almost booed offstage in 1978 when she won her oscar for her politics. Lots of love here for Maggie and Judi. No one here mentions Vanessa much. She is definitely their equal. Thoughts and opinions?
It's official: Fox's global phenomenon Glee will be cut in half for its final season. The musical from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will be trimmed from its typical 22-episode order to 13 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources tell THR that Murphy sat down with the network and studio 20th Century Fox Television to discuss the best way to end the series and decided that the story would be best told in one final run of 13 consecutive episodes. For its part, Glee has been showing its age. The musical has repeatedly hit series lows in its fifth season, with ratings down considerably from those of its early heyday. The move comes as little surprise after Glee — one of the lowest-rated scripted series to earn an additional season renewal after Fox's two-season pickup a year ago — was left off the network's fall schedule. The musical starring Lea Michele and Chris Colfer will return midseason as part of Fox's 2015 lineup. An exact date and time slot have not yet been revealed, but the network plans to make the sixth and final run of the series into a big event for fans. The decision to hold Glee for a midseason bow comes after the network trimmed its current fifth season from 22 to 20 episodes, following production delays at the start of the season after the death of star Cory Monteith. Sources told THR that Fox was mulling tacking the final two episodes onto season five, bringing the total to 24 after the show's two-season pickup a year ago. (The two-season renewal was for 44 episodes.) In May, then-Fox Broadcasting president Kevin Reilly said the standard 22-episode count for seasons is no longer the norm as more networks adopt a cable model in a bid to retain viewers and eventize programming. Murphy, meanwhile, told THR in April that he has a final idea for the series, which will not be "New York-centric" after the series was uprooted from its former Ohio-set high school location. "The final season is really its own story and its own location and while the New York stuff will be alive, the final season is not New York-centric at all," Murphy said at the time, noting there will be a time jump for the final episodes. "It really [will be] a lovely, fitting season that…dwells on the original people that were on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season.… We'll revisit some of the new kids that came and went. There's a return of the Jane Lynch-Matt Morrison characters in a big way. It's a really interesting, very sweet, satisfying ending to the story." The news comes mere hours after Murphy picked up a whopping 34 Emmy nominations for programs including HBO's The Normal Heart, FX's American Horror Story: Coven and Glee, which was nominated in the directing category for its 100th episode. Click here for our interview with Murphy about all the Emmy attention.
Despite the fact all three of them have houses all close to one another, Naomi and Ashley Judd were not invited to Wynonna Judd's wedding Wynonna says that things aren't great between herself, her sister and her mother, Naomi -- but she wants to try to make things better. "We're getting ready to sit down with our life coach and re-evaluate what we want out of this relationship ... We just don't have a lot of contact right now, if any, because we're all doing our own thing." Things got rough when Ashley spilled family secrets with the publication of her memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet. "I'm getting ready to have a meeting with Ashley, and re-do our family contract, and re-set our boundaries," explains Wynonna. "It's just really healthy."
I’m sure this story will ruffle the feathers of many Winona-stans, but I think this is good news for Winona Ryder. Her career comeback is going well, she spent a few years doing smaller parts in smaller movies, getting some critical acclaim again, getting photographed more often and coming out in public more often. So it’s good news when the tabloids start discussing her as a scandalous and/or bizarre person. Winona’s always been a little strange, and now a new generation of tabloid readers get to enjoy it. For the young’uns, let me tell you: Winona Ryder used to be like Kristen Stewart, Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lawrence all rolled into one. Winona was HUGE. She dated her costars, she was a child actor who transitioned to adult roles beautifully, she won awards and praise, she was BFFs with some of the biggest celebrities out there and there were plenty of scandals and drama. Ah, the halcyon days of the 1990s. So this Enquirer story references some of those older scandals. Like, Johnny Depp and Winona were crazy about each other way back when (before Kate Moss, even), and Winona used to be BFFs with Gwyneth Paltrow. So, enjoy: Winona Ryder is getting weirder by the day, becoming a virtual recluse and taking potshots at her former friends. Insiders say she’s dyed her hair bright white and become obsessed with online shopping, filling her closets with unworn clothes that still have their tags. And just about the only time she leaves her home is when her cleaning staff arrives, because she can’t stand talking to them. Winona has also been trash-talking her ex-BFF Gwyneth Paltrow and former flame Johnny Depp, a source tells The ENQUIRER. “She’s alienating so many people it’s no wonder she’s turning into a hermit,” said a longtime friend of the 41-year-old actress. Winona has a “major grudge” against Gwyneth because she believes the blonde-haired beauty made unflattering comments about her in an online lifestyle blog four years ago. And Winona also never got over Gwyneth beating her out for a plum role in the 1998 hit movie “Shakespeare in Love” – and winning an Oscar for it! “Those comments were a huge embarrassment for her,” the pal said. The friend says Winona has also been blasting Depp, 50, for hooking up with 27- year Amber Heard not long after splitting with his longtime love, Vanessa Paradis, 40, last year. “Johnny couldn’t care less,” said the friend, “but she’s really ragging on him for being so predictable and going for a blonde in her twenties.” As The ENQUIRER reported in April, Winona had a fleeting hope she and “The Lone Ranger” star would reunite. “It’s really sad she’s become so vindictive,” the friend continued. “She rarely leaves the house because she hates being around people so much. And she makes sure her housekeepers don’t speak English because that way they are less likely to know who she is. “When she was younger, her eccentricities were perceived as cute and quirky, but now she’s just bizarre.” [From The Enquirer] I think the Gwyneth reference is about an old Goop post from a few years ago where Gwyneth talked about “how to break up with a friend”. And the Hollywood rumor back in 1997 was that Gwyneth outright STOLE Winona’s script for Shakespeare In Love and Goop went behind Winona’s back and got the part. And they were never friends after that. As for the Depp stuff… I’m not sure I believe Wino and Johnny still talk. She might talk smack about him (as she should, because he’s absurd), but I doubt Johnny even hears about it. Oh, and remember how Matt Damon dumped Minnie Driver (while appearing on Oprah!!!) and then he started up with Winona two seconds later? I wish people still brought that up, because that was an amazing scandal. God, I miss Winona’s scandals. I want her to start dating someone really controversial. Not Charlie Sheen! I want her to throw it down old-school, like Winona could steal Garrett Hedlund away from Kirsten Dunst. That would be fun.
What happened to the previous thread? Anyway, a new Cody ass-shaking gif.
From Wes Anderson to Zooey Deschanel to Brooklynites on bicycles, a terrifying aesthetic is overtaking America. Eight years ago or so, the alternative paper I was working for sent me out to review a couple of folk-noise-psych-indie-beardie-weirdie bands. I had a dreadful night. The bands were bad enough—“fumbling,” I scratched in my notebook, “infantile”—but what really did me in was the audience. Instead of baying for the blood of these lightweights, as in the Darwinian days of old, the gathered young people—behatted, bebearded, besmiling—obliged them with patters of validating applause. I had seen it before, this fond curiosity, this acclamation of the undercooked, but never so much of it in one place: the whole event seemed to exult in its own half-bakedness. Be as crap as you like was the message to the performers. The crapper, the better. We’re here for you. I tottered home, wrote a homicidally nasty nervous breakdown of a review, and decided I should take myself out of circulation for a while. No more live reviews until I calmed down. A wave of Twee—as I now realize—had just broken over my head. Is Twee the right word for it, for the strangely persistent modern sensibility that fructifies in the props departments of Wes Anderson movies, tapers into the waxed mustache-ends of young Brooklynites on bicycles, and detonates in a yeasty whiff every time someone pops open a microbrewed beer? Well, it is now. An across-the-board examination of this thing is long overdue, and the former Spin writer Marc Spitz is to be congratulated on having risen to the challenge. With Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film, he’s given it a name, and he’s given it a canon. (The canon is crucial, as we shall see.) And if his book is a little all over the place—well, so is Twee. Spitz hails it as “the most powerful youth movement since Punk and Hip-Hop.” He doesn’t even put an arguably in there, bless him. You’re Twee if you like artisanal hot sauce. You’re Twee if you hate bullies. Indeed, it’s Spitz’s contention that we’re all a bit Twee: the culture has turned. Twee’s core values include “a healthy suspicion of adulthood”; “a steadfast focus on our essential goodness”; “the cultivation of a passion project” (T-shirt company, organic food truck); and “the utter dispensing with of ‘cool’ as it’s conventionally known, often in favor of a kind of fetishization of the nerd, the geek, the dork, the virgin.” The aesthetic lineage that Spitz proposes—his connect-the-dots survey of Tweedom across the decades, from Peanuts to Jonathan Richman to New Girl—starts with Mickey Mouse. Mickey’s shorts, his hooting eunuch voice, his taking arms against a sea of troubles: Spitz appoints him “the first American Twee icon.” Close behind in the Twee parade trots Ferdinand the Bull, followed by the contemplative elephant Horton, and then—trying hard not to be a virgin—Holden Caulfield. The point of these characters is the bravery with which they assert their tender selves. Or perhaps the tenderness with which they assert their brave selves. Whatever: in a shitty world, they’re taking a stand for beauty. We might quibble, you and I, with elements of Spitz’s Twee taxonomy, his Tweexonomy, what he calls his “heroes’ gallery of pajama people.” I can’t accept, for example, that Sylvia Plath, rising from the ashes with her red hair and eating men like air, was ever Twee—although I can accept that thinking she was Twee is Twee. And shouldn’t Kerouac be in there somewhere? (“Don’t you know that God is Pooh Bear?”) What about Vonnegut? But all of this just puts us further inside the Twee-dome. To bandy names like this, to compare pedigrees, is to play the deep game of Twee.
Mayor Rob Ford was the only member of council to vote Thursday against a proposal for a Cyndi Lauper type True Colors LGBT homeless shelter He did not explain his opposition, either in public or to other members of council. The 37-1 vote came just a day after Ford refused to stand during a council ovation for the organizers of the World Pride festival. He said later that he is “not homophobic,” but he would not explain why he did not join his colleagues in applause. Ford has barely concealed his antagonism to the gay community. Though he has always insisted that he is not homophobic, he has become more open about his feelings over the last year — drawing accusations that he is attempting to bait anti-gay voters. He used a homophobic slur to describe Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in the 2013 video that appears to show him smoking crack cocaine. He made an emotional and unsuccessful effort this winter to get the city to take down the rainbow Pride flag it raised during the Olympics in solidarity with the gay community in Russia. He admitted at the beginning of his campaign that he skips the Pride festival out of personal preference, not strictly because of his schedule. And he has objected to AIDS/HIV funding saying "It is very preventable, if you are not doing needles and you are not gay, you wouldn’t get AIDS probably, that’s bottom line.” “These are the facts, “How are women getting it? Maybe they are sleeping with bi-sexual men,”
"Julia has a carefree quality as a person, and she is free of any inhibitions or checks on her strong and happy spirit. She likes to have a good time, and she spends time making sure the crew do, too. She likes to get them all going and laughing, and it makes an easy-going atmosphere; but when the time comes to do her own work, she is as serious and committed as you can imagine. Deep, resonant emotion lies readily available to her when she calls upon it, and then she lets it go like a tissue in the wind when they call cut. She's pretty amazing."
I wonder if this will be good as THE TEN COMMANDMENTS? I wonder if this will be an anti-God movie like NOAH? Christian Bale as Moses Aaron Paul as Joshua Joel Edgerton as Rhamses Anton Alexander as Dathan Maria Valverde as Sephora John Torturro as Seti Hiam Abbass as Bithiah Indira Varma as Miriam But who's going to play Nefretiri? Also, Sigourney Weaver is in this, she plays some bitch named Tuya, but I don't know who that is.
Inspired by the L.A. in the late 60s/70s - post your favorite creepy places (city, town, forest, etc.)
I mean the verbal, threatening to hit you kind? The voicemails are venomous (I've since blocked his number)
Criticizes CNBC for "outing" Tim Cook, conveniently forgetting how she outed Bradley Cooper during the Golden Globes.
Her hit single "Chandelier" has hit more than 56.5 million views in just over two months. It could definitely be the gay anthem of the summer. The vid is very artistic and well done. What do we think? Is she the new Gaga?
What are your thoughts on it? It's a video game, I saw some images of the video game and thought it was alright. I probably will check it out. You?
Probably about 25 yrs ago, on some channel, not necessarily pay, maybe A&E, a movie about a housewife who killed her philandering husband, was repeated for a few months and then I never saw it again. Most of the movie is just the housewife alone all day cleaning, and you hear her thoughts as narration. She was obsessive about her work, I remember her saying that most people clean windows without really getting into the corners, but she cleans those corners out good. She said her one indulgence is lying on the couch in the afternoon, and playing her jazz records with her eyes closed imagining she's the singer. Somehow she finds out, or has suspected, that her husband has been cheating, and when he comes home the movie ends with her knifing him to death. I think the movie was set in Canada and was a Canadian production. It was average at best, but I remember it occasionally, and just wondered if anyone else remembers it. Even if you can't name it, but better if you can.
If you'll excuse me, I'm off to cry myself to sleep... the only plus side I can see is that my tears of sympathy will provide me with some desperately needed drinking water...
Where four or five hikers randomly died in the weirdest way ever. What do you think actually happenend?
I love the new Acura Gulliver's Travels commercial. The way Gulliver whines about wanting to go home and then flexes his toes is so sexy. The Acura Chariot literally made him curl his toes. The giant dirty flip flop at the end is awesome too. They're going to turn this into a series of commercials. They already made a sequel. Let's hope Gulliver and his flip flops become the new Flo.
I've smoked occasionally over the years, maybe a few times a month and lately I've been smoking every day. When I'm not smoking I feel really depressed and bored and purposeless. Has this ever happened to you?
By popular demand! Let the Nadal's ass vs the Rest of the World flame war continue!
Well gurl, this eventful season is about to end in read off! Will Peter, the newest housewife, finally check the Moose? Will Apollo be able to get enough brain cells working to not slip up and admit he is a sinister white collar criminal? Will we discover that Phaedra has a top row of the teeth? Is Mama Joyce going to drag someone else before this all over? YASSSSSSS!
w that nice grey box?
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANTS GEORGE FOX RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION; SAYS COLLEGE CAN REFUSE TRANS STUDENTS ON-CAMPUS HOUSING In April, we wrote about Jayce M., an African-American transgender student at George Fox who wants to live on campus with his friends next year, but was denied on-campus housing by the university. Jayce, a junior at the Christian university of liberal arts and sciences located in Newberg, Ore., has medically, socially, and legally transitioned. Portland attorney Paul Southwick–of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP–filed a Title IX discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Education in early April, after repeated efforts to find an amicable solution with George Fox administrators, and after Jayce was denied his final appeal. This week, the U.S. Department of Education closed (and ostensibly denied) Jayce’s complaint, granting George Fox college an unusually speedy “religious exemption,” and for the time being dashing any hope Jayce had of living on campus with the rest of his friends and classmates. Religious exemptions, it seems, are becoming the new normal. Exemptions, however, historically take years to get, according to Southwick. George Fox got theirs in just a few months. They applied for it–in secret–while meeting with Jayce and–at the time–seemingly negotiating in good faith. “George Fox University (GFU), without telling us, requested a religious exemption to the Title IX regulations regarding housing, restrooms and athletics as they apply to transgender students,” Southwick explains. “GFU requested this exemption from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) a mere three days before denying Jayce’s final appeal to the university and a mere four days before Jayce filed his complaint with the DOE. The DOE granted the request for the religious exemption with surprising speed–only two months, rather than the years it has taken historically to get an exemption. Based on the exemption, the DOE closed Jayce’s complaint. The DOE did all of this without telling us anything about the exemption request, despite my repeated calls and emails for information and status updates. After I received their letter, a representative from the DOE told me he was ‘not authorized’ to discuss the religious exemption with me. Normally, the DOE decides whether to investigate a complaint within 30 days. In Jayce’s case, they made us wait about 90 days, all without telling us the real reason they were making us wait. We are going to appeal the DOE’s ruling.” GFU continues to ignore requests from PQ Monthly for comment. Jayce is simply baffled the college he knows and loves has dug in like this. “I’m shocked and disappointed that the federal government has given George Fox permission to discriminate against me and is allowing it to do so with federal funds,” he says. “But I’m not giving up. I deserve to be treated like the other men on campus. Apparently, the university disagrees, as they have made clear by forcing me to live off-campus. The university is operating under the doctrine of ‘separate but equal,’ and the religious exemption they received now gives the government’s stamp of approval to what they are doing. My own tax dollars will fund the university’s discrimination against me. I don’t understand it and I don’t think it is fair.” So, while Jayce waits to plan his future–doing so honestly and openly, it seems the DOE and GFO choose stall tactics and subterfuge. While each of his peers can make plans and move forward, Jayce once again waits–on the outside. Because it’s in George Fox’s best “religious interests”? Not everyone within George Fox’s denomination thinks George Fox’s actions throughout this ordeal are in line with their stated theological stance. Two local pastors, Dr. C. Wess Daniels, Pastor at Camas Friends Church, and Mike Huber, Pastor at West Hills Friends Church, disagree with the college’s position:
Gay men, stop lying. Just tell the truth. Be honest. If you're a bottom, don't put versatile in your ad. If you're 30, don't tell people that you're 25. Five years is meaningless. If you're POZ, say so. If you just want to mess around and not have a relationship, state it up front.
OK! Magazine reports Mendes is seven months pregnant with Gosling's baby. “She’s been ready for motherhood for a while now and to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her!” a supposed insider told the tabloid. A source also said wedding bells may ring soon, too: “Ryan doesn’t think they need to marry just because they are having a baby, but Eva believes it’s important to have their lives fully intertwined." "Access Hollywood" also reported on the pregnancy, citing an unnamed source.
Does anyone know for sure? I can't find anything really conclusive, one way or another. He covers many, many gay-related stories. All I know is this: He is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
I'm interested in trying these pills. Although I don't have erectile dysfunction, it might cut some anxiety at times. Has anyone had success? What dosage do you take and what form of the medication?
It started on Torch Song. Crawford went in for some slight, surgical improvements. "The face and the breasts are new, but my ass is the same -- as flat and as firm as a twenty-year-old's." Described by one critic as "a drag Queen let loose on film," she had her hair dyed apricot-orange and styled ina "brutal page-boy." The coup de grace for Joan was that her singing voice had been dubbed by Indian Adams, "in a voice so husky it could pull a dog sled." Crawford knew the end was on the horizon. She began drinking more. Her next film, Johnny Guitar, proved disastrous to her reputation. The film was a flop but a month before the opening an enterprising reporter named Roby Heard of the Los Angeles Mirror called Republic's press office and said he wanted to do a story on Crawford, to break when the movie opened. It was to be part interview and part overview of Joan's long, illustrious career, the writer informed. Crawford gave the interview, the "overview" was expanded, and hte piece was scheduled as a series. "I am thrilled," said Joan, granting Heard access to members of her family and to her friends. That was her first mistake. "JOAN CRAWFORD -- QUEEN OR TYRANT? The Star Thrives on Feuds" was the headline of the article. Offering their help in the dissection were Marilyn Monroe, Jack Palance, Mercedes McCambridge, Greg Bautzer, Gloria Grahame, Nick Ray, Joan's mother and brother, and her ex-servants. Crawford, herself, addressed the remarks she made about Monroe at the Photoplay Awards: "I criticized Marilyn Monroe as I would my own daughter," said Joan. "No comment," said Marilyn. "Jealousy caused Crawford to attack Marilyn. She should develop benevolence towards other human beings," said Marilyn's former roommate Natasha Lytess. Joan's behavior on Sudden Fear was the "talk of Hollywood," an unnamed columnist confided. "Once, in the presence of the entire company, she berated the director and slapped him in the face." She also abused Jack Palance. "Look, I don't want any more squabbles with Crawford. I have my future to think about. She's difficult. Unless she's handled properly she's lots of trouble. She's a woman and has to have her way in everything." "She hates all women," said Mrs. Sterling Hayden, "except for those who can help her. If I ever see her again, I'll probably strike her in the face." "It is apt to be necessary to step on people on your way to the top," Joan's mother, Mrs. Anna LeSueur, believed. "I have the same driving force. But those of us with talent and ambition must develop tolerance, must make allowances for people less gifted," said former silent star Theda Bara. "I haven't seen my sister in more than five years. For personal reasons, I must refrain from saying why," said Hal LeSueur. "Ask Joan why we stopped going out together. No comment from me," said attorney Greg Bautzer. "Ask Miss Crawford why she abused a Johnny Guitar actress so badly the player had to travel 28 miles across the desert to enter a hospital," said Mrs. Sterling Hayden. (cont'd.)
But they''re not:%0D\ %0D\ Joy Behar; Jason Biggs; Penny Marshall; Jimmy Kimmel...
Was he really such a bad guy?
There are 2 in the Italian squad, according to Cassano. Gomez (Germany) allegedly. Ashley Cole (England) loves his cock being sucked by men - he paid a DJ 30 grand to do so! Pique (Spain) and Ibrahimovic (Sweeden) who accused his pathetic countryman, closet case Freddie Ljungberg of being a prima donna without balls... lmao
Sharpened labia of the night / Their breasts two strained and livid dots / Demons of piqued wicker drone...
"WHY IS THIS TROLL ALLOWED TO POST!?!"
Who is also a hairdresser. His last name is Cummings. You can't make this stuff up.
Isn't this the one complaining last year that Julie made fun of her weight? The half-sister of Julia Roberts has died of an apparent drug overdose, her family announced Monday. Nancy Motes, 37, was the youngest sister of Julia and actor Eric Roberts and had battled with depression and obesity. She was found dead Sunday in Los Angeles, the family says in a statement, issued to People. “It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Motes … confirms that she was found dead in Los Angeles yesterday of an apparent drug overdose,” the statement reads. “There is no official report from the Coroner’s office yet. The family is both shocked and devastated.” Last August Motes described her battle with obesity and depression in an interview, saying she always felt like an embarrassment to Julia because of her weight. Motes, who once weighed nearly 300 pounds before her decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery in June 2010, told The Sun last year, “It makes me feel incredibly hurt and very sad.” Nancy, whose other siblings Eric Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan are also screen stars, adds: “When you’re in a family of very, very exceptionally beautiful people it’s intimidating. I think that growing up as Pretty Woman’s little sister has definitely made me try to see the person inside and not the person outside. A lot of my life I felt judged for my weight.” Nancy said Julia wasn’t supportive over her battle with obesity: “When I was in high school and she was an adult, she would just let me know that I was ‘definitely overweight.’ “She would make it quite clear to me and in a not so nice manner.” After Nancy finished school, she ” followed her sister to Hollywood in 1995 with dreams of becoming a star herself.” But she claims she did not find Julia, who has a different father, supportive. She says: “Julia did not want to see me go down that path, mostly because I was overweight. “My weight has fluctuated my entire life. So I just got a lot of criticism from Julia, which was very discouraging for me. “I did a lot of auditioning, a lot of waitressing, then really could not afford the cost of living, so I went back to Georgia and focused on doing more things in theatre.” But she recalls, “My arthritis was flaring up to the point where I couldn’t get the rings on my knuckles, I was gaining weight like crazy. I was in an enormous amount of physical pain and just miserable, which led into the talk of the bariatric surgery.” Nancy had been living with John Dilbeck and the couple planned to marry in May. Nancy added she was not sure if Julia would be at her wedding, explaining, “It’s a work in progress, it’s not going to be fixed overnight. Nor do I think it’s going to be fixed by me just getting skinny. “My family love each other fiercely, we’re really not different from any other family. I love Julia absolutely and I have no doubt she loves me.” She says: “I want to be known as more than Julia Roberts’ fat little sister.”
21 Things You Didn't Know It Could Do.
Quinn Jaxon's new thread, since the last one got closed...
A Russian lawmaker wants his country’s Central Bank to change the 100 rouble note and remove naked images of the Greek god Apollo because it violates Russian law by exposing minors to “gay propaganda.” “You can see clearly that Apollo is naked, you can see his genitalia,” says Member of Parliament Roman Khudyakov. The note, worth less than $3, depicts an image of a statue of Apollo riding a four-horse chariot atop the Bolshoi Theater, one of Russia’s main cultural symbols, reports Reuters. “I submitted a parliamentary request and forwarded it directly to the head of the central bank asking for the banknote to be brought into line with the law protecting children and to remove this Apollo,” said Khudyakov. The Central Bank had no immediate comment.
Do they give you any guidelines or do you just go in and just spill all your shit to the priest? And if you are a kid, can the priest tell your parents what you've done?
Will you tell us if she dishes about "Valley Of The Dolls"?
It will NEVER be President.
$40k for 9 scenes - around $10k a scene. And if you''re thinking of doing porn and no-one will ever find out, read on...\ \ He''s gay, but says a lot of guys on Sean Cody are straight because the money is so much better than straight porn.
I can't load the "what are your thoughts on getting old" thread. Is anyone else experiencing this problem; I can load other threads, tho.
Does sex joke on the The Nightly News.
To this day I love this show. I watched it all the way through to the end. One of my favorite story lines was the Kelly becomes a cokehead one. I also really loved Brandon''s ex who tried to blow up a float. Any other 90210 fans on DL? What are your favorite episodes or characters?
They always call it "The Roberts Court", like as though he holds a tremendous amount of power. But he gets just one vote like the other 8.
I like these pictures of him, especially the smoothness and a relaxing absence of women.
It should be declared a national landmark! A gay Mecca!
How big a deal was she?
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana won't recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed before a federal court halted a lower-court's decision to lift the state's gay marriage ban, the governor's office said Wednesday. Gov. Mike Pence's decision, first announced in a memo from chief counsel Mark Ahearn, applies only to state agencies that report to his governor's office and would affect state services controlled by those agencies, such as food stamps or the ability to file jointly for state taxes. Hundreds of couples were married from June 25, when a U.S. district court judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban, to June 27, when a federal appeals court stayed the decision. Pence, a Republican, told reporters at a Statehouse event Wednesday that the state was only abiding by the decision of the federal appeals court that stayed the earlier ruling that struck down Indiana's gay marriage ban. The Indiana attorney general's office, which is handling the court challenges, had no immediate comment. Also Wednesday, Utah opted to challenge a different federal appeals court ruling on its gay marriage ban, taking it to the U.S. Supreme Court. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes' office said in a statement the appeal will be filed in the coming weeks to get "clarity and resolution" from the highest court. American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk said Wednesday he believes Indiana is wrong and the marriages are legal. "During the time they were married they were lawfully married and the fact that the law, in effect, changed subsequent to their marriage does not void their marriages," Falk said in an email to The Associated Press. The sole exception to the appeals court stay in Indiana was an order for the state to recognize the out-of-state marriage of Amy Sandler and Nikole Quasney of Munster; Quasney is dying of ovarian cancer. The memo said the state would follow that order. Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, called the governor's directive "excessive" and that it only confused the issue. "I believe the governor has jumped to conclusions that don't clearly come from the order of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals," he said in a statement. Democratic Marion County Clerk Beth White, whose office performed more than 450 same-sex weddings, called the governor's decision disheartening and disappointing." "Gov. Pence owes these couples an explanation on why he continues to deem them as second class citizens," she said in a statement.
I love them, hot and slutty!
I want to ride him until I squeal like a stuck pig. Is that so wrong?
Could life imitate art yet again, or -- more specifically -- could a title come true? Deadline Hollywood reports HBO is in talks with Lisa Kudrow and director Michael Patrick King to bring "The Comeback" back, the duo's comedy from 2005 that's become a cult classic. Though it only lasted one, 13-episode season, "The Comeback" earned respect from most critics and has developed quite the following since it went off the air. Recent successful resurrections have given new life to many TV shows with rumors constantly swirling of comebacks, "Arrested Develpment" being the most notable example. This makes the news of the Kudrow comedy's possible return even more apt. "The Comeback" was very much ahead of its time, being a single camera reality show spoof. Relevancy shouldn't be an issue, even almost a decade after its original airing. Valerie Cherish still has plenty to teach us. On March 19, Kudrow retweeted a Slate story suggesting "The Comeback" deserves another season. It even went so far as to suggest HBO should make it available on the company's streaming service, HBOgo.
I hope he has a good exercise regimen for those jaw muscles. Now it's Phaedra's turn. [bold]'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' husband Apollo Nida gets prison for fraud[/bold] (CNN) -- Apollo Nida, husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-star Phaedra Parks, is headed to prison for eight years on fraud charges. Nida, who appears on the reality TV series with Parks, was arrested in January and pleaded guilty in May to charges in a fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say stole millions of dollars from at least 50 people over four years. A hearing on July 17 will determine how much restitution Nida must pay to his victims. Nida, 35, must serve five years under parole supervision after he completes his eight years in a federal prison, U.S. District Court Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr. ordered during sentencing Tuesday. It will be the second prison stint for Nida, who previously served five years in a federal prison for auto title fraud before marrying Parks in 2009. Nida created two fake collection companies to gather personal information used to steal victims' identities, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said after his sentencing in Atlanta. He used the information to get fraudulent auto loans in the names of his victims, according to the criminal complaint. He was busted after a year-long investigation by the U.S. Secret Service. "Today's sentencing exemplifies impartial justice regardless of economic class or perceived celebrity status," U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Reginald Moore said. "Nida's sentence should be an eye-opener for other like-minded criminals who scheme to steal victims' identities, defraud them and ignore the consequences of their actions." The break in the case came in September, when federal investigators arrested Gayla St. Julein, a woman who "described herself as Nida's 'right hand b****' in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes," the complaint said. St. Julien, who previously served prison time for identity theft, told agents that Nida "only paid her 'scraps'" for her work, compared to the amount of money he made from the fraud schemes," the filing said. She turned on him and agreed to let agents record their phone calls, it said. Nida "knowingly and willfully (did) execute and attempt to execute a scheme to defraud federally insured financial institutions by depositing stolen and fraudulently obtained checks and fraudulently obtained auto loan proceeds into bank accounts opened in the stolen identities of real persons, and conspire with others to do so, and knowingly convert to his use and the use of others stolen and fraudulently obtained United States Treasury Checks," Special Agent Alexandre Herrera said in a sworn affidavit. Nida's fake companies fraudulently signed up with "LexisNexis, Equifax, and Mircrobilt databases" to steal personal information on people. Along with the fraudulent auto loan checks, Nida stole U.S. Treasury checks, "retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies," the complaint said. Agents recorded phone calls St. Julien made to Nida during which he discussed details of pending fraudulent auto loans and "details of future auto loan checks that he was expecting to receive any day now from in the mail," the affidavit said.
He's the bf with the stubby little dick, who cries when you break up with him.
What makes them so sexual?
bitching about "girls" with masculine personalities:
for r598 in the last theatre thread
It''s fair to say Neil Patrick Harris and Eric Braeden won''t be exchanging gifts this holiday season. The How I Met Your Mother star blasted the Young and the Restless veteran on Twitter today for allegedly failing to honor a commitment to appear on the CBS sitcom. "Eric Braeden is a D-Bag," Harris tweeted. "He agreed to a cameo as Robin''s dad, then last night he bailed, saying the part wasn''t ''substantial'' enough." In a follow-up tweet, Harris announced that the role had been recast with Twin Peaks and Reaper alum Ray Wise. "[Ray] is a fantastic actor who makes any part ''substantial''. Super excited to welcome him to the family!" Braeden first appeared as Robin''s alpha male dad in November 2008. In an interview with TVGuide.com at the time, he called the cast of HIMYM one of "the most wonderful groups of people I have ever met. It was the warmest set I''ve been on since Mary Tyler Moore." Calls to Braeden''s rep have not yet been returned.
Do you find the smoking a turn-on or a turn-ff?
Where will be the next "It" city? Is Vancouver still available? Btw, do straight guys actually call each other "bitch"?
The murder of Shanda Sharer was discussed here years ago and I''ve never forgotten the case. Dr. Phil will have her mother on his Friday show and she will talk with one of her daughter''s killers. Shanda was only 12 years old when she was beaten, tortured, and burned alive by 4 of her friends.
News at Eleven
A number of high profile music figures, including George Michael and all four members of British band Arctic Monkeys, are among 1,600 people who collectively tried to shelter £1.2 billion ($2 billion) in a tax avoidance scheme, reports The Times. Investors in the Liberty tax strategy also include Sir Michael Caine and Take That star Gary Barlow, alongside a number of top businessmen, QCs, NHS doctors, party donors and a judge, according to a secret database leaked to the British newspaper. George Michael reportedly sought to shelter £6.2 million ($10.6 million) in record and tour sales after paying £443,000 ($750,000) in fees to Mercury Tax Group, the Leeds-based company that ran the scheme. The singer’s investments in Liberty were made about 7 years ago – around the same time that he embarked his “25 Live” world tour. It was also reported that the four members of Arctic Monkeys - Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders - sheltered between £557,000 ($950,000) and £1.1 million ($1.9 million) in the Liberty scheme. George Michael’s publicist and representatives of the Arctic Monkeys all declined to comment, states The Times. Katie Melua, meanwhile, sought to shelter £850,000 through Liberty in 2008. Two years later, she was nominated for Christian Aid’s Tax Superhero Award after publicly stating that she paid “nearly half of what comes to me in taxes”. .. Speaking to The Times, Melua’s lawyers said that she had invested in Liberty at the suggestion of her accountants but repaid the sheltered tax to Revenue & Customs and so had not avoided tax. HM Revenues and Custom (HMRC) has spent more than a decade investigating Liberty, which generated huge artificial ‘losses’ offshore which its members could then use to avoid tax on other income. HMRC is due to challenge the legality of the scheme in court next year. However, under new Treasury rules due to be brought in this month, Liberty members may have to pay back hundreds of millions of pounds in disputed tax before any hearing takes takes place. The Times states that Gary Barlow, who reportedly invested over £4 million ($6.8 million) in the Liberty scheme, is among those who can expect to receive a large tax bill in the coming weeks. Barlow also faces a separate tax bill over his involvement in a second tax avoidance scheme called Icebreaker, which was discredited by Judge Colin Bishop at a ruling earlier this year. Barlow’s Take That bandmates Howard Donald, Mark Owen and band’s manager, Jonathan Wild, were also reported to have invested in the Icebreaker scheme, which was used by around 1,000 people and wealthy individuals to shelter approximately £340 million ($580 million).
This happened several years ago. The guy suffers from mental illness, moved to Palm Springs, and now is posting disturbing vids on YT. He's been arrested several times, once outside an Arizona gay bar, beaten, and now posts himself ranting, & severely beat-up, He thinks his family, and the whole world has conspired against him. I wish someone would help the poor guy. Met him once ( on his meds) , and he was a very nice. Sounds like Margot Kidder now.
So he deserves his own thread.
Sitcom about two senior gay partners airs in Metro New York on WNET-13, 10:30-11:00 this evening. Check local listings.
For what? Themselves? Isn't a lot of "fitness modelling" just one level from porn?
“Raju was in chains 24 hours a day, an act of intolerable cruelty. The team were astounded to see tears roll down his face during the rescue," Pooja Binepal, a spokesman for Wildlife SOS, said, per the Mirror. "It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realized he was being freed. Elephants are majestic and highly intelligent animals. We can only imagine what torture the past half a century has been for him." Video:
In this cute, sexy 3 minute cooking lesson, he shows us the right way to cook using different Olive Oils for different dishes. Extra Virgin for cold dishes, Classico and Extra Light for hot dishes. It is the Bertolli way. Nice butt.
It got me.
Horatio Chapple's death in a bear attack while on a school trip in Norway in 2011 joked about by The Socialist Worker newspaper By Claire Duffin9:29PM BST 10 Jul 2014 A socialist newspaper has faced calls to apologise after it ran an article mocking the death of a 17-year-old public schoolboy killed during an Arctic expedition, saying it was “another reason to save the polar bears”. Horatio Chapple, a pupil at Eton, was mauled to death by a polar bear in 2011 while on an adventure holiday. Two other pupils and two leaders on the trip were hurt before the bear was shot dead during the night-time attack. An inquest into his death opened on Monday. The Socialist Worker carried a report in its latest edition under the headline: “Eton by bear? The inquest begins”. The piece, in the newspaper’s “Troublemaker” diary column, concluded with the lines: “Troublemaker has long supported campaigning for the environment. Now we have another reason to save the polar bears”. The article was described as “incredibly tasteless” after screenshots of it were published on Twitter. Many users called on the Socialist Worker, a free paper produced by the Socialist Workers Party, to apologise. Bobby Friedman, a broadcaster, said on Twitter: “The @socialistworker thinks it’s ok to laugh at a child dying, because he went to Eton. Vile.” Ed Simpson said on Twitter: “Socialist Worker apparently delighted by the horrific death of a teenager because of the school he attends. Lovely.” Adrian Weale, a writer and officer with the Army Reserve whose son was in the same year as Horatio at Eton, called the paper’s conduct “despicable”. He said “As a parent, I can only imagine the pain his death must have caused to his family. That the Socialist Worker thinks the violent death of a child is a fit subject for humour indicates a level of depravity and insensitivity to the suffering of others which is surprising.” “The Socialist Worker should, at the very least, make a full and unreserved apology to the family and the Socialist Workers Party should immediately dissociate itself from this article and its author.”
Is it the best movie adaptation of a Broadway musical of the Seventies? Why didn't they cast Barbra Streisand as Martha Jefferson? Or as Ben Franklin?
Asexuals assert themselves in the face of a sex-saturated world.
But does Cleveland want him back?
Just took a part time job and they told me to go online to fill out my info - w2 claims etc. at trinet.com. They keep referencing Homeland security. "If there are inconsistencies with your name Homeland Security may contact you. Anyone else have unpleasant experience with this. Seems very 'New World Order."
Would you like these (likely oversexed) Jordanian boys passing you around, having you service them like a bitch? (Say, they have you suck everyone''s cock submissively, maybe lick some feet; then you have to let one after the other top you, in varying positions but with a consistent degrading attitude...)
Can anyone recommend a good plastic surgeon for this? And save your bitchiness. TIA.
Redundant. Like saying, "two twins"
Dumb thought of the day: in the US we have our own measuring system, and we have a good sense of what's considered "big" when describing / embellishing / lying about things like dick sizes ("yeah, I'm 9" and packing"). What about in every other country in the world where they use the metric system? Do they list themselves as "22cm" on hookup apps? I know we have a lot of visitors and posters from countries outside the US, or people who've visited or traveled overseas. Any notable differences in the way gay guys hook up in other countries? Is a lot of the lingo the same ("top / vers / btm, ddf, you host, be generou$,", etc.) or do they have their own particular brand of shorthand and code phrases? Or are gay guys who are looking for quick sex pretty much the same the world over? And no, I'm not high - just curious.
Obscenely handsome model. What is his story? Str8 or "other"? Why does he look so ethnic in some pics, and practically whitebread in others? There seems to be lots of pics, but little of his bio.
He's a schlubby, pampered man boy who struggles to be a grown-up. He's balding and pasty and mental in a pathetic way.
When I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps. *** On the fence here. I get her reasoning, but had I been in that situation, I probably would have sold the Benz.
Or does he lie out in his speedo in his backyard? Because his skin is so tan at all times that it looks like leather.
You Better Work!
FX does it again! The premiere tonight was killer.
Still no homo.
I mean, should you put the wedding plans on hold until you get a handle on, "We need a little openness if this is going to work?"
Perhaps I have a narcissistic personality, but I think part of the appeal of sexual activity is having your own hot body and being able to use it in sexual situations. My body isn't where I want it to be. I'm a 6'4.5" male, I weigh 214 pounds, and my body fat percentage is 20%. I'm not interested in sleeping with anybody when my body is in this shape. And if I'm only attracted to people who are in shape, I certainly have to work on my body. If I want somebody with a good body, I have to be able to give them a good body.
Serious question. This is completely and totally anonymous. As men we shouldn't be afraid to talk about it. And the age bracket of men who suffer from ED varies. There are some in their late 20s to 50s. So how have you dealt with it or have you come to a solution. Now Viagra suggestions, cause is what everyone will say. What else other than V?
Any new stories on him? I know he was supposedly involved with Jake. What a truly handsome man
Gayvoice through the roof!
There are genuinely great moments in it, like Michael Jackson and Diana Ross dancing up the yellow brick road while singing "Ease on Down the Road" to an Emerald City of Chrysler Buildings, and the Winkies singing "Ev'rybody Rejoice" to Twyla Tharp choreography. And the cast could not be beat (though Diana Ross was far too old to play Dorothy, and in most of her scenes seems like she's having a seizure). But the film is such a terrible mess.
Oh the sanctity of marriage.
I watched it earlier On Demand and thought it has potential. Did you like it?
There sure are a lot of threads about The View.
It was a slow-burning hit that left many devoted fans pining for a second season after it was cancelled back in 2005. Now it looks as though Lisa Kudrow's cult comedy The Comeback is ready to indeed, come back to our screens. The actress was joined by Sex And The City director Michael Patrick King - who devised the show with Kudrow - on Thursday at the HBO TCA Summer Season at The Beverly Hilton. Lisa plays Valerie Cherish in the show, a failed sitcom actress who vies for a comeback into the limelight with the help of a reality show. Very much ahead of its time, King has quipped that there wasn't so much as a 'Real Housewife' when they were first on the air. Talking about the show on Thursday, King says: 'The DNA that we liked about Valerie is her in front of a camera, unedited,' Adding: 'We tried to reflect like we did last time what was happening in television.' The series is now expected to be aired on HBO in November for a six episode run. Actors Malin Akerman and Kellan Lutz - who appeared in the first series as fledgling young actors, and went on to find huge success in movies - are returning to the show.
It's only 800 calories and whatnot
I'm tired of all the sports nuts in my office going on about this dude, who has allegiance to no one but himself! Gone are the days of sportsmanship, it's all about the money!
I quit my last job because I didn't get along with one of my bosses and we had a severe communication problem which wasn't fixed even though I tried to fix it. I have an interview today and need to come up with something plausible enough so that they won't think I'll just bail if this job gets tough.
Paying for the convention was the top criterion for the 12-member site selection committee. The previous two GOP conventions have sapped party dollars during election years, and Priebus insisted the host city not leave the central party picking up the tab, which is expected to be around $60 million. Video:
At least he got laid a lot, which is more than I can say for myself.
I am. It's getting some respectable reviews, which is enough for me to give a summer series a try.
Where can I stream this debut? The links are all to a crappy I-tunes teaser...
By an annoying homosexual who wanted to 'visit' us. When we told him our rate for 'service' at such an hour, he hung up on us! Discuss!
Why didn't Penn happen? He's cute, seemed fairly likable, and was on a hit show. What happened?
it's like the stupid catholics and protestants killing each other over in Ireland. If they want to kill each other off over some stupid sky wizard, PLEASE GOP AHEAD. Good riddance and massive Darwin Award.
Someone in a bar offered the president a hit on his joint. Pot is legal Colorado now.
I like him but this is ridiculous. He is asking people to help him buy a van so he can drive around the country and make gonzo porn. Bitch, get off your highhorse and get your ass to Swinging Richards if you need $$$ so badly. Don't act like it's beneath you.
Buys townhouse in Harlem.
Nominations just announced. This link may work.
According to Alexa statistics. And apparently males are under-represented relative to the general internet population and women are over-represented. Where do they get this particular information from? Weird.
Judge rules Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional District judge C Scott Crabtree rules 2006 voter approved ban violates state and federal constitutions Associated Press in Denver; theguardian.com, Wednesday 9 July 2014 18.34 EDT\t A judge in Colorado has struck down the state's gay marriage ban. District court judge C Scott Crabtree on Wednesday ruled the 2006 voter-approved ban violates the state and federal constitutions. He immediately put his ruling on hold pending an appeal. Crabtree is the 16th judge to void a state's gay marriage ban since the US supreme court ruled last year that the federal government has to recognize gay marriages in the states.
She''s always been a favorite of mine. She''s from money, went to Madeira (the Jean Harris school) and then Radcliffe. After years of successful stage work, CBS was banking on her sitcom "Just Friends" to make them number one in the late 70s, but it didn''t succeed; but she got famous for "Grease," and then had a career comeback with the stage and film versions of "Six Degrees of Separation" and of course "The West Wing." What''s her story?
Moses looks like he wandered in from the moors of Wales, and Ramses looks like a drag queen. The Sig looks fab, at least.
Simon Halls's Plague of Oranges
It's nice but are "the boys" always at attention?
Who keeps posting that shit? Don't they know that I'm not interested? WHY CAN'T I JUST SEE THE THREADS I LIKE???!? And then the BUMPING! WTF gives anyone the right to respond to a thread I don't like? HMMM? This place was so much better years ago when everything was stuff that I liked. Waaaah!!! WAAAAHHH!!!'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- CBS says popular sitcom star Sean Hayes is joining the cast of its comedy "The Millers" as a series regular. Hayes will play the new best friend of the character played by Margo Martindale and a new source of friction for her son, played by Will Arnett, CBS said on Tuesday. Hayes is best-known from eight seasons on the sitcom "Will & Grace." Last season he starred in the comedy series "Sean Saves the World." "The Millers," which premiered last fall, is a family comedy also starring Beau Bridges and J.B. Smoove. Its second season begins October 30.
DL Sweethart NPH is getting a star and there was no thread about it???\ \ What is DL comming to!?
How many layers of management do you have below you?
It's from those MichFest threads and you queens who're posting them and going over to the MichFest forums to taunt them!!! I've never been particularly drawn to those threads but began reading the latest one while dozing off last night. Apparently the hyper sensitive, anti-male, "AIDS queer" trend we've been seeing around here for a while is NOT happening at the hands of one rogue frau or baby dyke.... They're being summoned here by whatever queen/queens keep posting that MichFest shit. Apparently a certain contingent of DLers has been posting here, and trolling the chat groups of the dyke festival. Ironically I'm guessing we have gay men to think for the unrecognizable destruction of DL by these angry women.
Biographer Robert Hofler''s book is only so-so but the late train wreck that was Allan Carr makes an interesting topic for a book. Has anyone read it?
#10) Nick Jonas - I know, I know. He's young - I'm not supposed to. But I can't help it. He's got those bedroom eyes... #9) Ryan Kwanten - Not only is he crazy sexy, but one gets the chance to see him in all of his nakedness weekly on HBO. #8) Channing Tatum - Shared a hot tub with Channing and Mr. Burtka at Adam Shankman's Laguna Beach pad two summers back. Nothing naughty transpired, but 'twas a visual strongly seared into my skull. #7) James Franco - Sat in the second row of a show I did in London. Wrote me a letter afterward saying nice things, which I'm pretty sure means that he's in love with me. #6) Taye Diggs - Total charmer, coolest guy, and a father to one of the more beautiful babies around. What a smile... #5) Ryan Reynolds - One day I watched him working out at the gym wearing jeans! Jeans! And you know what? He pulled it off. (The look, not the jeans.) #4) Colin Farrell - Sex to the E. Screen tested with him once for a film, utterly distracted. He just oozes hot. #3) David Williams - Oh, there's so, so much to say about him, but I'll just go with: Guuuuuh...! #2) Ryan Phillippe - Still remember being, er, moved by him in I Know What You Did Last Summer. What a body. I tried wearing that 'white tank top and dog tags' look for a week or so. Couldn't quite do it justice. and my number one pick: #1) David Burtka - He's the total package (Yeah, I did.) Singer, dancer, chef, brilliant actor and, hands down, one of the funniest people I've ever met. I'm very lucky to have him in my life.
Joey Luft remembers it well: appearing on the 1963 Christmas episode of his mother Judy Garland's CBS musical-variety series with his two older sisters, Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli. On a recent afternoon, Luft was rewatching the show, his eyes wide and a smile dancing across his face as his younger self broke into "Where Is Love?" on the classic yuletide show. "She opened the show with 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,'" said the 59-year-old Luft, a slight man who is a bundle of energy. "Our living room [of the Lufts' house] on Rockingham Avenue was copied so the Christmas show looked like our living room." Though half-sister Minnelli, who is an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winner, and Lorna Luft have followed in their mother's footsteps, their baby brother has largely lived out of the public eye. "I've been more behind the camera," said Luft, who has studied photography and sound and has worked as a kind of editor-runner. Though he may not be famous, "I have a life that has been fascinating," said Luft, who appeared with his siblings at the Oscars this past March for a 75th anniversary tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," the 1939 classic that made Garland a star. "I can tell stories for days." He's finally getting the opportunity to tell the stories about his mother in "A Judy Garland Concert With Joey Luft," which opens Friday and continues through Sunday at the Pasadena Playhouse. The evening features colorized footage from "The Judy Garland Show" of the legend performing such standards as "Stormy Weather," "Come Rain or Come Shine" and of course "Over the Rainbow." In between clips, Luft and the show's producer, John Kimble, his childhood friend and longtime associate of his late father, producer Sid Luft, will talk about Garland. "It's just so fun just getting out there and talking about her and letting people know, 'Here's what really happened,'" said Luft in a recent interview at Kimble's Culver City home. "I don't want to talk about the bad things," said Luft, who was 14 in 1969 when his mother died of an overdose of barbiturates. "That isn't what my mom was about. She was a performer. She was a mother. She loved people. She was the most caring person. She had the greatest sense of humor." Luft stood up to imitate his mother when she guest-starred on NBC's "The Jack Paar Show." "He introduces my mom and she comes on stage with a broom," said Luft, as he mimes sweeping the floor. "She puts the broom down and walks over and sits down with Jack and said 'People told me I would clean up in this business.'" The story lead to another memory of watching a hockey game with Lorna and Garland in his mother's bedroom. "My mom was kind of tired and she looked kind of frustrated," said Luft. "I said 'How do you feel? She looks at us, walks over to the TV and she goes, 'How do I feel? See that hockey game? You know the puck? That how I feel." And she walks off. Then we started laughing." His father was Garland's third husband and is credited with resurrecting her career after she was fired from MGM in 1950. He colorized the black-and-white "Judy Garland Show" before his death in 2005 at the age of 89. "It took us years and years to do because there was so much detail and so much work to go into it," said Luft. "My dad spent so much money that near the end of his life he went broke because he put so much into it. He wanted to put a show together." "We have cleaned up all the audio and made it look like it was shot yesterday," added Kimble. Kimble said that they have booked a fall tour of the show in Canada, invited theaters to a workshop production of the show a few weeks ago in Culver City and currently are making tweaks to the evening before they open in Pasadena. The playhouse will also have an exhibit of rare photos from Garland's life and career as well as Michael Siewert's collection of costumes from many of her classic films. Luft's siblings won't be attending the show. Lorna lives in Palm Springs and is awaiting the birth of a grandchild. "Liza is in New York," said Luft. "She was going to come out and see the show but she couldn't make it out." Luft hopes his show will keep the memory of his mother and her talent alive for years to come. "They know 'The Wizard of Oz,' but people don't even know Judy," said Luft, who added that he could listen to her recordings for hours. "The show is to educate people and show who she was and what she did and what she was all about — one of the world's greatest entertainers."
Since today is apparently Neil Patrick Harris Day, and all.
The Voice of the Night
Full of nostalgic songs and lots of hollerin and running across the stage throwing his arms out.. It'll be like 1993 all over again. One question remains: What city will he choose to break out his 'Chris Gains' drag? Miss Thing does love the dress up you know.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday took aim at the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision and the money it unleashed into the political system—and TV and cable coffers—but in a way that will almost certainly not bear fruit, or pare any from that money tree. The committee, following a debate rancorous even when measured against the high bar set in this bitterly divided Congress, passed along pure party lines (10-8) a proposal to adopt a constitutional amendment allowing Congress and the states to essentially restore the limits on direct funding of electoral speech—as in TV ads—by corporations and unions, limits the Supremes ruled an unconstitutional restriction on speech in the Citizens United decision. Such an amendment would require two thirds votes in the Senate and Republican-controlled House and would also need ratification by three-fourths of the states. Then why bring it up at all. Some Republicans said it was a political ploy to win votes in the next election, while Sen. Diane Feinstein suggested it was at least important to have the dialog, though at times it was more like a mutual non-admiration society meeting. So, while the amendment is not going anywhere, it was still a vehicle for Senators to weigh in on trying to: a) Stem the flood of money drowning out the people's voice (Democrats), or b) attempting to gut the First Amendment, favor incumbents, and allow "big media" to influence elections while the voices of others were being stilled (Republicans). Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who has been one of the strongest critics of the Citizens United decision, said the amendment would "begin to undo the damage done by five activist, conservative, Supreme Court justices who have rewritten and distorted the First Amendment." He said those judges' decision had "unleashed a well- funded coordinated effort to release a tidal wave of special interest and corporate money into elections to drown out the voices of average Americans." Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), not one to hide his firebrand under a bushel basket, called the amendment the "single most radical and dangerous proposal introduced in the 113th Congress." He said if it were adopted, it would repeal the free speech protections of the First Amendment, a story that "should lead the evening news on every station." But he had plenty of company. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said the Senate had become an increasingly surreal and hysterical place. He said the amendment would "gut the First Amendment," words he said he never thought he would utter. "Fortunately," he said, the Founding Fathers insured that "harebrained ideas like this could never become law." Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), another leading voice against Citizens United, said that the other sides "hyperbole and scare tactics" were only a way to protect billionaires trying to "jaundice" the political system. He said those billionaires can drown out the speech of everyone else. He said putting an ad on TV 1,000 times when someone else could only afford to put it on once was not a right enshrined in the First Amendment. Never was and never will be, he said Republicans countered that the Democrats were only looking to damper the speech of billionaires they didn't like, but Schumer said it would ban billionaires on both sides, and ought to. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said the amendment appeared to suppress speech rights for everyone but the media. Hatch said the resolution would allow the regulation of anything that influences elections, except the press, which he said would be left alone, though also seeming to suggest that was not necessarily a good thing. "Supporters of this amendment want to manipulate how individual citizens influence elections, or how nonprofit groups influence elections," he said, "but seem perfectly happy to with the way the big media including some of the largest corporations in America influence elections. It is hard to imagine anything that more dramatically affects political equality than to clamp down on ordinary Americans freedom of speech but to give big media a free pass."
I don't know when this shit became all the rage, but it has GOT to stop.
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