I want to hear about Awards Shows and exclusive A list parties. Please tell us the following: 1) The Event 2) How you got on the list/an invite 3) Who did you see 4) What was it like 5) Anything memorable happen
First she''d insult your hands, then she''d put them into a bowl of liquid soap "to soften them" while she butted into your business. What an unmitigated cunt!\ \ No wonder people abandoned Madge the Manicurist for Vu Thuy the Manicurist.
Well, duh! Introduction of peanut products into the diets of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81 percent reduction in the subsequent development of the allergy, a clinical trial has found. "Food allergies are a growing concern, not just in the United States but around the world," said an expert. "For a study to show a benefit of this magnitude in the prevention of peanut allergy is without precedent. The results have the potential to transform how we approach food allergy prevention."
Just saw her in early 80s film "How to Beat the High Cost of Living" w/Jane Curtin & Jessica Lange, she was so cute.
Discuss as this would be interesting to read.
HAMILTON! HAMILTON! HAMILTON! Now that that's out of the way, we can get to the real question: will the smash box-office success of 'The Last Five Years' help save 'Honeymoon in Vegas'?
Most of my Social Security check is going to tokens to keep a certain blond self-sucker in business. You?
Technology mogul Carly Fiorina muscled her way into the crowded field of Republicans positioning for a 2016 White House bid with a blistering attack Thursday on Hillary Rodham Clinton and an appeal to Republicans to consider nominating a woman. It was a reboot for Fiorina, whose last foray into national politics did not go well. The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive failed in her 2010 effort to defeat California's Sen. Barbara Boxer, the Democratic incumbent. Despite GOP excitement around Fiorina at the outset, her race was beset with missteps and a muddled message. Boxer ultimately skated to reelection. But the Conservative Political Action Conference crowd, meeting here just outside Washington, found lots to like in Fiorina's remarks. She has spent the last few years engaged in conservative activism and burnishing her foreign policy credentials. “Like Mrs. Clinton, I too have traveled" the globe, Fiorina said of the former secretary of State. “Unlike Mrs. Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.” Fiorina, knowing that there was no room for her political aspirations in the Democratic Party, given Elizabeth Warren's and Hillary Clinton's dominance, has fashioned herself into what she believes is a convincing right-winger. She lit into the Obama administration’s foreign policy, characterizing it as wishy-washy. The crowd rose to its feet when she praised the government of Jordan for swiftly executing two convicted terrorists after Islamic State militants burned alive a captured Jordanian pilot in a cage. Then she moved onto Russia. “I met Vladimir Putin and I know his ambition will not be deterred by a gimmicky reset button,” she said. Fiorina pleased the crowd by declaring every foreign policy move by the Obama administration and its former secretary of State had weakened America's standing around the world. “Mrs. Clinton, please name an accomplishment,” she said. Although the field of aspiring GOP presidential candidates is crowded, including 10 speaking here this week, Fiorina is the only prominent woman. She is unsubtly positioning herself as the anti-Hillary. “I think our party needs to be as diverse as the nation we hope to represent,” she said. Still, it became clear what she is up against moments after she left the stage. It was Sen. Ted Cruz’s turn. Dozens of fans rushed the stage, jockeying to capture a photo of the tea party favorite from Texas on their smartphones. That did not happen when Fiorina took the podium. Nor when she left.
D.C. Attorney stabbed multiple times in the back while staying in room 400 at the Donovan Hotel. Who did it? And why? is the topic of the discussion. Carry on.
Which one of you bitches did it?!
Removed from ventilator, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition unchanged: source Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:05pm EST (Reuters) - Doctors have taken Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, off the ventilator that has helped her breathe since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub last month, but no decisions have been made to take her off life support, a family source said on Thursday. The source, who declined to be identified, said Brown's overall condition has not changed. Removing the breathing tube was a standard course of practice to avoid infection, the source said. Family members have said Brown, 21, the only child of singers Bobby Brown and Houston, is fighting for her life at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after she was discovered on Jan. 31 face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban home. They have said little about the aspiring singer's treatment or medical prognosis, and Bobby Brown has asked for privacy. Police in Roswell, Georgia, are treating the case as a criminal investigation and have been questioning people about the circumstances leading up to Brown being found in the tub. Brown's famous mother, a six-time Grammy Award winner and actress who battled substance abuse, drowned in a hotel bathtub in Beverly Hills, California, on Feb. 11, 2012. Authorities said cocaine use and heart disease contributed to Houston's death at age 48.
ISIS members are destroying priceless statues, some dating to 3,000 years old. The reason? They are pagan and Islam is against anything pagan, even calling for the deaths of heathens who refuse to convert. However, watch how fast some of the queens here come to the defense of ISIS in order to bash Christianity.
It's getting pretty good reviews. Entertaining soapy drama. [quote]A music mogul plans for the future of his empire after learning he has a disease in the series premiere of this drama, which follows his struggle to choose an heir as his three sons and his ex-wife battle each other to take over the hip-hop throne. One of his three sons is apparently gay, and it has his diva wife played by the awesome Taraji P. Henson. Anyone else gonna be tuning in?
The tapping continues...
but weeks like this make me think winter is here forever. Going to be -40c tonight and tomorrow with 10-15cm of snow on Sunday and then another 10cm on Tuesday. I'm at my breaking point.
(After Suffering Flu-Like Symptoms) RUSHED to ER for the flu??
2/26/15 6:15 PM EST Bill O'Reilly has been accused by former colleagues of fabricating his experiences at the 1992 Los Angeles race riots, the fourth instance in the last week in which the Fox News host has been accused of embellishing or lying about his past. In a new report, The Guardian cites six of O'Reilly's former 'Inside Edition' colleagues who said they did not recall an incident in which, as O’Reilly has claimed, “concrete was raining down on us” and “we were attacked by protesters”. “It didn’t happen,” Rick Kirkham, Inside Edition's lead reporter on the riots, told The Guardian. “If it did, how come none of the rest of us remember it?” In 2006, O'Reilly said rioters "were throwing bricks and stones at us... Concrete was raining down on us. The cops saved our butts that time.” Earlier this week, O'Reilly told radio host Hugh Hewitt, “We were attacked, we were attacked by protesters, where bricks were thrown at us.” A spokesperson for Fox News responded to The Guardian's report with the same statement the network has issued in response to previous reports. "Bill O’Reilly has already addressed several claims leveled against him," the spokesperson said. "This is nothing more than an orchestrated campaign by far left advocates Mother Jones and Media Matters. Responding to the unproven accusation du jour has become an exercise in futility. Fox News maintains its staunch support of O’Reilly, who is no stranger to calculated onslaughts." This is the fourth report to allege that O'Reilly fabricated his experiences as a reporter. The first, published last week by the left-leaning magazine Mother Jones, alleged that O'Reilly lied about being in "a war zone" and seeing people "killed" during the Falklands War in 1982. O'Reilly called the report "garbage," defended the characterization of a violent protest in Buenos Aires as "combat zone," and said a precise casualty count was impossible to come by. The second report, published earlier this week by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters, alleged that O'Reilly repeatedly lied about being present at the suicide of Lee Harvey Oswald associate George S. de Mohrenschildt. O'Reilly did not respond directly to that report. The third report, published Thursday by Media Matters, charged that O’Reilly repeatedly lied about witnessing nuns being shot in El Salvador. In a statement, O'Reilly said that he was referring to images of the murdered nuns when he said, "I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head."
This morning I woke up to one of my cats sitting on top a curtain rod, starting at me. He stayed up there and paced back and forth of a good 20 minutes, I kept expecting the whole thing to come crashing down. The same cat figured out how to turn the paper shredder off and on and he taught his sister to do it as well. They sit in my office pawing the power switch off and on until I pull the plug. He also can open the refrigerator and helps himself to whatever is in there. I try to get him to stop, but I'm usually laughing at them when I catch them in the act. Does your pet do some unusual stuff?
Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed By Chris Taylor,20 hours ago A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are. As bizarre as that sentence sounds, that's the situation with Ceres — the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, officially designated as a dwarf planet (the same category as Pluto). NASA's Dawn spacecraft is approaching Ceres ahead of a March 6 rendezvous. The picture above was taken February 19, from a distance of just under 29,000 miles, and shows two very shiny areas on the same basin on Ceres' surface. Previous Dawn images from further away showed a single light on Ceres, which was just as mysterious. Then, to the amazement of every astronomy geek, the one light turned out to be two — reflecting roughly 40% of the light hitting them. "This is truly unexpected and still a mystery to us," said Andreas Nathues, lead investigator for the framing camera team at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, in a NASA statement. "The brightest spot [of the two] continues to be too small to resolve with our camera, but despite its size it is brighter than anything else on Ceres." So what could the bright spots be, other than alien castaways signaling at us with flashlights? The most obvious contender is ice, although ice would reflect more than 40% of all light hitting it. The difference may be accounted for by the resolution limit of Dawn's camera at this distance. Scientists have previously detected water vapor coming from the surface of the dwarf planet, making ice a more likely option. Scientists have also suggested the bright areas could be patches of salt. On the other hand, the location of the two bright spots so close together may be an indication that they have a geologic origin, such as some sort of volcanic process, possibly even ice volcanoes. According to Chris Russell, principal investigator for the Dawn mission, the positioning of the bright spots within the same area may indicate "a volcano-like origin of the spots," but scientists will have to wait for higher resolution images before making such interpretations. Scientists don't think the spots comprise lava similar to that seen on Earth, since that would shine more brightly. We'll find out more as Dawn approaches Ceres next week and more imagery comes in during the next 16 months, according to NASA. In the meantime, here's more on Dawn and its eight-year mission: (Video at link)
Zendaya has forgiven Giuliana Rancic after she issued an apology earlier this week after commenting about her 2015 Oscars hairstyle. Here’s what the 18-year-old actress wrote on Instagram: [quote]Studies have shown that even though we try to act without prejudice, sometimes it’s just hidden inside us due to our past or surrounding. That hidden prejudice is often influential in our actions. it’s our job to spot these issues within others and ourselves and destroy them before they become hurtful. I have so many people looking up to me, that I couldn’t be scared, wait it out, nor could I just stand up for me; I had to do it for WE. It is in important in this journey, to remember that just because someone has inflicted hurt upon us, it does not give us the right to do the same. [quote]Body shaming and other hurtful tactics will never get the job done. As hard as it was to stop MYSELF from being ignorant and from posting the first mean words that came to my mind because I was hurt, I had to think about the bigger picture. Instead, I sat for two hours on my phone, doing my research and formulating an educated response. [quote]Giuliana, I appreciate your apology and I’m glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network. I hope thatothers negatively affected by her words can also find it in their hearts to accept her apology as well. From a quote we all know by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out have; only love can do that.’ Let’s be that light and spread that love.” - All this because someone associated her fugly dreadlocks with patchouli and weed.
The old hag needs to take the hint.
I've been teaching for 15 years and can't take it any longer. It's not the kids or parents. It's the beauracracy and administration. I need out, but don't know where to go from teaching. I'm bilingual (Spanish/English) and have a special education background. Any suggestions on how I could transition quickly to another job/career? Anyone here moved on to another career after teaching? I feel stuck.
Out of all the homophobic actors out there--and I’m sure their numbers are legion--Jensen Ackles irritates me the most. I don’t understand the gay men who worship him. He’s undeniably good looking but he can’t open his mouth without making a homophobic comment. What kills me is that gays everywhere take up for him just because of his looks. “Oh, he didn’t mean it that way;” or “Oh, it was just a joke;” or “Oh, you’re taking his comments too literally;” bullshit like that. Are you fuckin’ kiddin’ me??? I’m sorry but affecting a lispy high-pitched voice while ineffectually slapping at someone OVER AND OVER AND OVER, TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME, IN EVERY POSSIBLE CONTRIVED SITUATION isn’t funny. It isn’t a joke. And, similarly, using the word “gay” or “pansy” as a derogatory adjective in interviews isn’t okay either. Those things are evidence of a belief, people, an attitude toward gays, and I’m sick of guys lusting over him. I’m 46 and own my own architectural firm, and I have 6 architects working for me. Two of them are gay and about 10 years younger than me, and I had listen to them all goddam night go on about this guy. Even on DataLounge his name pops up constantly. It’s like a bunch of freakin’ yeshiva boys jonesin’ to blow motherfuckin’ Hitler. I don’t know what Ackles makes per episode, but word is that he clears 40k to 50k for an appearance at a “Supernatural” convention. So far this year he’s done twelve. On top of that, once he’s there he charges for meet-and-greets and photo ops, and it’s gays who are putting a lot of that money in his pocket. (Unless you’re [i]too[i/] gay. Then there’s no photo because he won’t pose with you.) Gays are also the ones glued to their tv sets each week, boosting his show’s ratings while they queer every gaze between him and his on-screen brother. [i]Idiots.[i/] This guy doesn’t even have the testicular fortitude of Sabrina the Teenage Witch! He won’t just come out and say what he thinks about gays, gay marriage or even politics because he knows it would hurt his career. In fact, his wife will re-Tweet stuff showing mild LGBT support just to muddy the waters and throw people, most likely Hollywood producers, off their GOP scent. However, the latest is that Stone Park Trust, the same trust that owns his Brentwood property--the same trust for which he’s the trustee--has allegedly made past donations to NOM, Prop 8 and Romney’s campaign, so anyone who thinks Ackles isn’t a Republican is nuts. His wife’s Twitter page practically spells it out, along with their very devout “I love me some Jesus” status. “Jensen’s favorite book is the Bible;” “His favorite actor is Jim Caviezel;” “His favorite time of year is Easter.” Blah, blah, blah. Man, I got nothing against anyone’s religion or their personal beliefs about gays and lesbians. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is entitled to their own opinions, but that doesn’t mean that I have to buy their product or watch their show. I’m not going to further any actor’s career so they can fight harder against my rights. And I’m sure not going to give someone like Ackles a starring role in my fantasies. I mean, compare his douchebaggery with the incredibly respectful and classy comments George Clooney made about constantly being called gay. Night and day. Night and day. WAKE UP AND SMELL THE HOMOPHOBIA, PEOPLE. STOP LUSTING OVER ASSHOLES.
I've been coming to DL longer than most, and I have to say the negativity around here is becoming deafening. DLers love to pat themselves on the back and claim they're so witty and wise. But this place has just become a sounding board for sheer hate. Hate for black celebrities, openly gay entertainers and basically anyone who has achieved any kind of success. On top of that, it's not even new material. Just the same tired shit again and again.
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Go ahead and hijack this one if you want.
This is way before Wal-Mart But which store did your mother prefer to do her shopping? Which store did she take you to as a kid?
Human rights campaigners have slammed a decision by award-winning musician John Legend to perform at a state-backed event in Bahrain next week. The Grammy Award-winning singer, who won an Oscar on Sunday for Best Original Song for “Glory” from the film Selma, is set to perform on Monday at the country’s Spring of Culture festival in Arad Fort, which is organised and part funded by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the country’s ministry of culture. However, campaigners in the country have attacked the singer for agreeing to perform at a government-backed event in a country where the Sunni-dominated regime has been accused of widespread human rights abuses, including the use of excessive force against protesters, extra judicial killings, arbitrary detention and torture. Mr Legend’s performance – tickets have already sold out – comes after he spoke out for human rights at the most politically charged Academy Awards in recent memory on Sunday night. Accepting his award for his contribution to Selma, which depicts Dr Martin Luther King’s momentous battle to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Mr Legend quoted Nina Simone, saying that “it’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.” His speech also touched on several social justice issues, including the United States’ high incarceration rates, sparking fierce political debate. However the outspoken musician now faces charges of hypocrisy after Bahraini campaigners said he was being used to “burnish” the “bloodied reputation” of the regime. Dr Ala’a al-Shehabi, a prominent human rights activist from Bahrain Watch, said: “Bahrainis have been enduring a civil rights struggle for decades. Having John Legend sing in Bahrain should be in honour of the people who have lost life and limb in this struggle. Not in honour of the regime that wants to use him to burnish its bloodied reputation.” He added: “Bahrain is facing a human rights calamity given its small size and small population… Scores of ageing and peaceful political leaders are behind bars. If Martin Luther King was Bahraini today, he'd be serving a long prison sentence, for all of the island's leaders are in prison, on trial or in exile. This call for Mr Legend to reconsider the performance was echoed by Sayed Yousif Almuhafdah, the vice president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. He said: “I’d like to tell John Legend that my people, the people of Bahrain, are fighting the same injustice and discrimination African Americans suffered in the United States. They’re living under a dictatorship that has stripped them from their most basic human rights, democracy, justice, and freedom of speech. Bahrainis democracy campaigners are being attacked on daily basis, arrested, tortured, and unjustly detained. The people of Bahrain are paying their lives as a price for their freedom.” Mr Legend’s performance will also embarrass Amnesty International after he lent his name to a high-profile freedom of expression campaign by the charity in November. At the time the singer said he was “proud” to support the “Write for Rights” campaign which seeks to empower people “to write, tweet and speak out on human rights abuses.” His performance in Bahrain on Monday will be doubly embarrassing for Amnesty International after it issued a damming report this week on human rights violations in the country. The report found that Sunni-dominated government “continued to stifle and punish dissent” in the wake of political unrest in the country in 2011 when troops from neighbouring Saudi Arabia help the it smash protesters who were calling to end the domination of the ruling al-Khalifa dynasty, which has controlled the country for more than 200 years.
It's been officially renamed as "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease.”
Is this the shake for lunch and a sensible dinner one? Or is this the points one?
I find Joan Didion overrated -- her prose cold, her manner stiff. Breaking Bad bored me to tears. I like rainy weather.
I was young when this happened. I don't remember much the older people around me were pretty bummed out. Everyone said what a humanitarian Dianna was. Do most people in England believe it was a conspiracy? Is there any evidence of conspiracy?
I don't care about some porn star (and let's call her what she is) and her basketball husband. And people are so gullible thinking this was real. A female co-worker of mine went home from work early the other day because she was so stressed out by the news. And another one is going around swearing that he thinks the whole thing was fake. OF COURSE IT WAS FAKE! This whole reality TV shit is getting really disturbing. So transparent and fake in front of our own eyes, and we love to think that it's real. It's sick.
It's weird because he can actually carry it off with his hairy daddy thing--he's still about the hottest guy in porn right now, with his huge muscles, his hair, his gorgeous eyes, and his quiet super-confidence. But I would also say that right now he's the fattest major gay porn star working right now.
Weeks before the Oscars were handed out Sunday, studios were already taking meetings with awards consultants for next year’s best picture contenders. What movies might we be hearing about again (and again ... and again) later this year? An early stab at a top 10, in alphabetical order: “Brooklyn,” (Fox Searchlight, release TBA): Searchlight paid $9 million at Sundance for this exquisite immigrant love story — and that might end up being a bargain price. Set in 1950s New York, it follows a homesick Irish woman (Saoirse Ronan) struggling to adapt to her new life until she meets a sweet Italian plumber (Emory Cohen). It’s beautifully crafted, emotionally turbulent and sports a superb lead turn by the 20-year-old Ronan, making good on the promise she first showed in “Atonement.” “Carol,” (The Weinstein Co., fall): The latest from Todd Haynes (“Far from Heaven”), a drama about a married woman (Cate Blanchett) embarking on a lesbian romance with a younger woman (Rooney Mara) in the early 1950s, will likely premiere at Cannes this May. “Demolition,” (Fox Searchlight, fall): Director Jean-Marc Vallee (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wild”) knows how to win Oscar nominations for his actors, which might mean Jake Gyllenhaal will finally get his due for this drama about an investment banker widower whose world is changed when he meets a single mother (Naomi Watts). “In the Heart of the Sea,” (Warner Bros., Dec. 11): Ron Howard’s historical thriller about the 1820 sinking of the whaleship Essex was moved to a prime awards release date after being initially slated for March. The studio has a strong history of turning quality commercial movies (“Argo,” “American Sniper”) into Oscar contenders. “Joy,” (20th Century Fox, Christmas): David O. Russell. Jennifer Lawrence. They’ve been to the dance together twice before (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle”), so why doubt this biographical dramedy about the Long Island single mom who invented the Miracle Mop? “Money Monster,” (TriStar, TBA): George Clooney plays a self-serving TV stock huckster (paging Jim Cramer!) taken hostage by a gunman on air and forced to come clean. Jodie Foster directs; Julia Roberts costars. Expect Clooney to have plenty of fun promoting this one. “The Revenant,” (20th Century Fox, Christmas): In between stocking his mantle with awards, “Birdman” director-producer-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu spent the past few months shooting this revenge-themed western about a frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) mauled by a bear and left
Say, my sweet darlings, what do you know about this incredibly fine piece of furry studliness?
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I am furious with my partner. I am going to confront him tonight and I don't want to become a raving nut about this situation. How should I keep my cool? Dinner with someone from work should not last until 1am in my opinion, which is what happened so he said, last night. I think I am being played.
Fox Americanized the UK Broadchurch for a US audience and it BOMBED NBC tried to put their own stamp on Australia's The Slap. That shows is circling the drain. Now ABC has imported Secrets & Lies from Australia and that has gotten horrible reviews. What went wrong?
Been doing some online reading about meth -- a family member is currently in rehab for meth addiction. Trust me, I have no plans to now or ever try it (meth, sex on meth, or any of it), but I''m struck by the number of references to sex while high.%0D\ %0D\ I know some of you guys have done it, so is it really that much better? Or at least, that much better for a while? Does your body just become focused on the physical sensations, or what? Orgasms more intense? What?
Returns 01/29. I wanna see Viola-sours. I wanna see Connor's feets. I wanna see Bonnie drop a few.
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Miss Warwick? Miss Warwick?
Republican Senate environment chief uses snowball as prop in climate rant Senator James Inhofe, who has famously claimed global warming is a hoax, wields snowball on Senate floor to in stunt against climate change evidence Nicky Woolf in Washington, Thursday 26 February 2015 17.08 EST James Inhofe, the US senator who famously claimed that global warming was “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”, attempted to underscore his climate denial on the Senate floor Thursday by brandishing a snowball. “I ask the chair: do you know what this is? It’s a snowball,” said Inhofe, hefting the icy globe in his right hand, before tossing it at a Senate page. The snowball stunt was part of a rambling speech to America’s most august deliberative body in which, among other points, Inhofe took aim at evidence by scientists that 2014 was the warmest year on record due to climate change. (According to detailed research Nasa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, two of the top bodies of government scientists, it was.) In 2010, during another record-breaking snowstorm, Inhofe and his grandchildren built an igloo near the Capitol building in Washington, affixing signs to it that said “Al Gore’s New Home” and “Honk If You Love Global Warming”. Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, is chair of the Senate environment committee. “I think it’s lovely that Senator Inhofe enjoys the winter weather so much,” said Gavin Schmidt, a climate scientist and director of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “I’m a winter sports fan myself. But there’s a big difference between people playing with the snow, and global climate change.” Schmidt told the Guardian that, despite Senator Inhofe’s views, 2014 had indisputably been the warmest year on record, and January 2015 had been one of the warmest Januaries on record. “Europe was toasty warm. Alaska was toasty warm. Australia was toasty warm. All these things cancel out the fact that it happens to be cold in Washington DC this week,” he said. Inhofe’s office could not be reached for comment.
Abercrombie & Fitch case: justices set to side with Muslim woman over headscarf US supreme court hears arguments in religious discrimination case involving woman who was not hired because she wore a black headscarf to interview Dan Roberts in Washington, Wednesday 25 February 2015 12.09 EST Abercrombie & Fitch’s rejection of a Muslim job applicant for wearing a headscarf was sharply criticised in the US supreme court on Wednesday, as even conservative justices ridiculed the fashion chain’s “mythical preppy” rules on how employees can dress. In a landmark religious discrimination case, brought by Oklahoma shop worker Samantha Elauf, lawyers for the store argued it need not have taken her religion into account when applying a rule against headwear because managers only guessed she was Muslim. But a majority of justices on the nine-strong bench appeared sympathetic to arguments made by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that they should have asked Elauf or at least told her of the ban so she had an opportunity to volunteer the information. “I am not only standing up for myself, but for all people who wish to adhere to their faith while at work,” said Elauf in a statement issued from the steps of the court after the hour-long hearing. “Observance of my faith should not prevent me from getting a job.” If it eventually rules in favour of the EEOC and Elauf, the supreme court will clear up a disagreement among lower appeal courts about whether employers have to know for sure that an applicant is seeking a religious exemption under existing anti-discrimination rules. Questions raised during the oral argument suggest many are leaning this way. Justice Elena Kagan compared the case to an employer deciding it did not want to hire Jewish people and then looking out for names that looked Jewish as a way to screen applicants. “That’s gotta be against the law, right?” she said, incredulously. Samuel Alito, known for more conservative views, also said Abercrombie must have suspected Elauf’s headscarf was permanent, otherwise it would have simply assumed she would not wear it again once at work. “[Or] maybe she was just having a bad hair day?” he asked to laughter from the court after describing the store’s list of rules as “mythical preppy”. Justice Stephen Breyer also joked about the store’s attempt to make everyone look like they had gone to Princeton University. Only Antonin Scalia, the most conservative justice on the bench, appeared sympathetic to the store’s argument that it could not know for sure what Elauf’s religion was, even though a manager suspected she was Muslim. “Would you tell us what it is you want here,” he asked EEOC lawyer and deputy US solicitor general Ian Gershengorn. “Understand, know, believe, suspect – what other verbs do you suggest?” “If you want to sue me, the burden is on you to tell me,” added Scalia. Briefly, chief justice John Roberts appeared sympathetic. “Let’s say you have someone of Middle Eastern appearance who shows up with a beard,” he said. “Do you think it is better for him … to be asked questions that that they would not ask any other applicant?” But Roberts and others appeared swayed by Alito, who suggested employers simply tell applicants what their rules are and then ask “Do you have a problem with that?” as a way around making assumptions about their religion. Abercrombie’s lawyer Shay Dvoretzky questioned whether this would mean the company would have to “deviate from a religion-neutral policy based on mere suspicion”. “Having that kind of standard will inevitably lead employers to stereotype,” he added. He also rejected the suggestion that the store should have told Elauf it did not allow headscarves. “It was a matter of common sense that Abercrombie & Fitch requires employees to wear clothes that look like Abercrombie style,” said Dvoertzky. “It does not sell headscarves.” But the majority of the bench appeared to agree with Gershengorn’s assertion that “this is a particularly straightforward case”, because the store had admitted it suspected Elauf was Muslim and still rejected her due to her headscarf. “This is an unusual case because it is very rare that you have an interviewer like [Abercrombie manager Heather] Cooke that is honest,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor. “The only reason you have a suit here is because she was honest.” “Most of the time applicants never find out why they were not hired and this is what makes this a very important case,“ concluded Gershengorn.
Rebel Heart release date: Friday, March 6. Roundup thus far: The tracks got leaked. Madonna got sucked into Twitter wars about her use of altered photos of black civil rights heroes to flog the album's theme. And the lead single Living For Love has so far failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100. She performed it live at the Grammys, to mixed reviews. Last time we did this (MDNA), Madonna did manage to eke out one week at the #1 spot. (Billboard album chart) Can she do it again?
By request. The season is about to start. Actual game discussion would be welcome too.
How does she get by?\ \ Where does her money come from? She left "Alice" 30 years ago and it''s not in re-runs or on DVD, so she''s not getting residuals from that series, and certainly not from "Flo", which lasted only a season and a half.\ \ She''s worked only sporadically since then, and couldn''t have banked all that much money.\ \ Poor dear is 73 and I''m worried about her. It''d be horrible if ol'' Flo was homeless and eating cat food!
Have there been any repercussions from her sloshed Election Night performance? Any ABC insiders in the house?
John Travolta: "So, did you sexually harrass those masseurs? Why do you get so many massages?" Scott Caan: "What happened when you beat up that guy at a gay bar?" What other questions will NEVER be asked?
The wife of this foreign born A-/B+ list mostly movie actor who is a very recent Academy Award winner/nominee told one of her friends that our actor spends a great deal of time preparing for his next role and wears women’s clothes everywhere. Of course what she left out is that he has been doing this for much longer than the past few months. It has been going on for years. She doesn’t seem to mind, but at least this way she can talk about it a little. Eddie Redmayne
Well, this is embarrassing for her, innit?
Has she poked her head out spouting her stupidity in any threads? Or is she quite while mourning her "great loss"?
I had to start new thread for all things Louis. Fuck that bloke is fit. Anyone still on the fence about him being gay?
For me, it's the rumor about Aretha Franklin's kids being fathered by her own father. Freaky.
Eugene Levy's son and the queniest thing on two legs has a wife of four years and a child. I must say I'm genuinely surprised.
She just told a guy that if any woman ever tells him that his uncut penis is beautiful, she's lying. What a fucking cunt! Reason #101 why I can't stand this tore up, beat down, blown out bitch.
My BF''s daughter is turning 14 tomorrow. He asked me if I''d mind shopping for her gift(s) (he''s working like crazy) and I have NO idea what to buy. %0D\ %0D\ He only gave me $60 to spend.%0D\ %0D\ Should I buy several "small" inexpensive gifts so she''ll have more to open, or spend the entire $60 on one nicer gift? And what the hell can I get with that anyway?%0D\ %0D\ I bought her the Justin Beiber perfume a couple of months ago and she loved it.%0D\ %0D\ Suggestions please!!! TIA!
If I'm honest with myself, I kind of envy them. I'm strictly same-sex, but there's something sort of noble about being able to fall in love with people regardless of their gender.
A former bf had a circle of friends and one of the guys had a crazy ex-gf who ended up with a bullet between the eyes. They think she got involved in some hard core cocaine dealing or owed someone money and was executed.
It is over for everyone else. She is a LOCK for the Best Actress Tony Award this year. Everyone else in the category will just have to be happy with their nomination. When (not IF) but when Helen wins the Tony Award she will be one of only a handful of actors to win the triple crown of acting. Anyone disagree about Helen being a lock this year?
I am way late to the game on this one. I am going to be vague as I do not want to spoil the show for anyone... I am into the 8th episode of the 2nd season.. Random observations Has Robin Wright ever been better? She is amazing. The best written character on the show. What strikes me the most is what she doesn't say. The character says very little in a sense. It is what that is left unsaid that what makes her so enticing to watch. The first season was SO MUCH better than this 2nd season. My favorite angle was the balance of the journalists and the politicians. After what happened with Zoey and then her journalist boyfriend, it appears this angle is done? Peter Russo is by far my favorite male character. What a brilliant job this guy did... The thing about this show that really pissed me off is that it tricked me. Once Francis did what he did to Peter, the show veered into pure soap opera. Then the first episode of the 2nd season with Zoey? It was brilliant and shocking, but pure soap opera.. I had no idea until late in the first season what a loon Kevin Spacey's character is. The show is almost campy.. still enjoyable, but its basically trashy fun.
All I ever hear is everyone hates them. Press is obsessed and are featured daily. Well, apparently now they will never go away.
After all wouldn't it make more sense to have the blond in the middle, between the two brunettes? Or how about having the Asian guy in between the two Caucasian men. But it is Freddie Smith smack dab in the middle, while the other two are on either side like an after thought, Why?
Has anyone caught this shit on Youtube? I am obsessed. It is way better than any RHO in the US because they all got fabulous OZZY accents. And there are some real cunts on there.
Banksy's work is now in the Gaza Strip. The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images that he said were of art he created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory, titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new destination." Here are some of the murals, which you can also see on Banksy's own website. Banksy writes about this image: "A local man came up and said 'Please — what does this mean?' I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website — but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens."
Will Tamra & Gretchen bury the hatchet? Will Peggy fuck Jimbo again? Will Jesus torment Alexis? Is Vicki's asshole still bleeding?
I can see why he was afraid to come out ten years ago, but at this point the leading man roles have dried up and he''s not going to have much more of a career unless he gets some attention. In this he''s sort of like Ricky Martin: Ricky also had a huge career ten years ago that dried up, but when he came out he was embraced by the American gay community. Wouldn''t Diesel be too if he came out?
With... Kim Richards (storyline to date: Using ̶̶V̶o̶d̶k̶a Brandi to gaslight Kyle into believing that it's her fault that Kim is a mentally-disturbed pill-popping loon.) Kyle Richards (storyline to date: Will fall for anyone's drama and bullshit--Kim's, Brandi's, or Lisa's. Dumb as a box of retarded rocks.) Brandi Glanville (storyline to date: countdown to self-destruction has begun. 10-9-8-7-... Don't let the door hit you on that bony ass of your, bitch!) Yolanda Foster (storyline to date: Count down to self-destruction has begun. TICK-tock, TICK-tock, TICK-tock..... May I get you another lemon purge, sweetie?) Eileen Davidson (storyline to date: The most popular and renowned Daytime Queen continues to mesmerize her ever-loving fans! Long live the Queen! Suck it, haters!) Lisa Rinna (storyline to date: the Greek chorus has absolutely NOTHING on this bitch. Guaranteed gold for a good wisecrack. Those are some multi-talented lips! Lucky Harry...) Lisa Vanderpump (storyline to date: Still loves money. Still loves pink. Still loves rosé. Still loves Pandy. Still tolerates Ken. On the fence about the adopted one.) with... the staff of Passages Malibu rearranging the furniture to make room for the RHOBH crew while they film Kim's and Brandi's rehab stint, which will no doubt be cut short and end in a binge of vodka slammers, Vicodin, and regret.
...to assert more government authority over the Internet and provide equal opportunity for Internet speeds. YAY!
This was touched on in another thread. The Golden Girls were in their 50s. That's what 50 looked like back then. Old-ish, matronly. Compare that to Julianne Moore and Sandra Bullock today. My grandmother was in her 50s 30 years ago. She looked far older than Julianne Moore or even Rue McClanahan. What's changed? Why is 50 so much younger now?
February 22, 2015 ● by Dan Avery Put Gaga in Funny Girl! Put Gaga in Gypsy! Put Gaga in Hedwig! Viewers of the 2015 Academy Awards were left speechless by Lady Gaga, whose performance of a medley from The Sound of Music honored the film’s 50th anniversary and had us all choked up. Us and Julie Andrews, who hugged and thanked Gaga for the beautiful performance and introduced the nominees for Best Score. If this angelic performance and her duets album with Tony Bennett is a sign of Gaga’s latest incarnation, we’re all for it.
I don't get it? We loved her for years and years. What's just changed?
See link for this update
A song of theirs came on the radio and reignited my love for this band. We'll never see rock at such a level again. Any stories or gossip beyond the usual (underage groupies, stole from blues musicians) or encounters? It's hard for me to believe that Robert Plant or Jimmy Page never fucked a guy.
From Oscar winner Jessica Lange to the girl who wore a meat dress. Sure, why not?
Took the L from Manhattan to my usual stop in Brooklyn, about 8:30 this morning. Turned the corner and there was some guy taking a piss against a building. At least he had his back to passing traffic. At lunch I went out to get a quick sandwich and there was some guy standing right on the sidewalk, dick hanging out, pissing into a pile of snow piled up against the parking meter. Making no effort to hide anything, his hands were in his jacket pocket while the dick did the deed. I wasn't offended, but more bemused. To be honest, under different circumstances, I would find the sight of a large, uncut dick with a big stream gushing through the skin to be quite hot. But since when is this acceptable behavior in broad daylight in a commercial district? It's not like there weren't fast food restaurants nearby. Did I mention that it's about 25 degrees outside? I thought maybe it was a New Thing and I just didn't get the memo.
Let the games continue...
Plus, she seems like a lot of fun (at least based on her Graham Norton appearance).
I was discussing the the subject of gentrification with my boyfriend, who's 39 and I'm 35, and he asked me what gentrification was. I looked at him like he's an idiot then explained it to him. I could tell he was embarrassed and I felt a little bad, but seriously- how the fuck does a grown man not know these things?
President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill today, with a short message to Republicans in Congress that should serve as a warning that this president is won’t be bullied by anyone. In his veto message the president said: I am returning herewith without my approval S. 1, the “Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.” Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest. The Presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously. But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto. The president’s message accurately accused Republicans in Congress of trying to circumvent processes while also undercutting the powers of the president. Keystone XL was an attempt by Republicans to take power away from the president. The American people strongly support the president’s position of allowing the process to play out on Keystone XL. This veto is about more than a piece of legislation that was passed only for the benefit of a foreign oil company. Congressional Republicans tried to bully the President on the pipeline, and he pushed back. Obama’s veto message was short, but it layered with the broader political conflict that will be contested over the last two years of his presidency. Republicans thought that they were going to show the dominance of their congressional majority. Instead, they have run into a president who is going to stand tall, and fight for what he believes is the right thing for the country until the day that he leaves office.
I want to play with these guys. NSFW
Quite perky. Implants?
Mine's Altreith. Top that, bitches.
Tell us what you buy at the dollar store. Help your DL family to save money!
I bought a lb. of Boudreaux's Wild Caught Crawfish Tail Meat for a Cajun dish and I just noticed the package says Product of China.
So what does the DL think of this? I saw the Portlandia episode recently, and I noticed a Powerlifter I follow on FB drinks it. I don't think that I could drink it.
I like to think this is a metaphor of racial harmony, the black and white llamas teaming up in Sun City to stick it to the man.
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges, including for a massage company and music concerts. Being a closeted gay guy isn't Schock's only problem. Video:
When's the wedding?
Now for the girls...
Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and anti-gay friends in the Texas legislature prematurely celebrated 10 years of Texas' same-sex marriage ban by cutting a hate-filled cake at the Texas Capitol.
& it's puzzling me. It may be my imagination, but I've been here long enough to know what's normal or what used to be normal. It's this...even when it's not prime time, a thread that would normally garner a reasonable amount of attention and about, say 25 responses within an hour get about 9 responses and fall away...or maybe 25 very slow responses over a couple of days. It's been happening for quite a few days now. What's going on? Are people jumping ship?
continue with the discussion...
Did I not get CCed? Ethnic group, yes. But, race? Aren't Latinos white?
1. I'm "big-boned". 2. I have a slow metabolism. (This claim has been tested time and again and there's no such thing as a slow metabolism. When obese patients are monitored and compared with skinny people their metabolism are burning calories exactly the same. The difference is that the morbidly obese individual consumes drastically more calories than a skinny person.) 3. I have an (unspecified) medical condition (very few medical conditions cause one to be fat. There are diseases that can cause fluid retention and such, but few cause one to get fat.) 4. I was molested. 5. It's genetics. 6. I don't make enough money to eat healthy. 7. My medication makes me fat. (There are some medication that can cause weight gain. However, doctors are quick to switch patients to other drugs if they notice this problem developing.) 8. I had an injury which limits my activity. 9. I'm diabetic. (Yes, certain people would have us believe that it was their diabetes that caused them to become morbidly obese and not the other way around.) 10. I have a thyroid condition. (Very rare. The majority of thyroid conditions cause a hyperactive metabolism, keeping someone super skinny. However, even if a person does have a genuine thyroid issue, treatment is effective which will end weight gain.) 11. Fatorexia, the tendency for fat people to perceive themselves as not being fat. Women who believe they are merely "curvy" or "big and beautiful" fall into this category as well. The fatty from "My Big Fat Fabulous Life" falls into this category as well as number 3 as she blames her weight gain on a medical condition and not the fact that she likely consumes 10,000 calories or more a day. 12. I was teased or bullied as a kid. 13. It's society's fault or society should accept me for how I am. 14. I had a kid, or multiple kids. (As if this is a free pass to be a blob for the rest of your life.)
US, of course. Is this a common thing?
What a mess. She's confronting her family on perceived slights from the past. Her family says she's a pathological liar.
Recent celebs/figures saluted include Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, and Roseanne. [bold]Who would you suggest should be roasted soon?[/bold] (I'm ready for Rush Limbaugh.)
Tom Cruise: 1983 Madonna: 1984 Cher: 1965 Barbra Streisand: 1963
"This is how Madonna looks like. The photo hopefully gives you an impression of Madonna's look, life and work." This site is kind of funny. Not sure English is their first language. You can type in anyone.
(Heaven forfend!) how many straight men would start doing the man-up-in-the-man?
How is your house decorated? Do you adhere to one type of style or is it a mish mash? If you had an unlimited budget, how would you decorate? (Assuming same dwelling)
The "blind date" season. Could be interesting..
Will he ever redeem himself? Should he even try or just go off in a corner and die?
Scrumptious! I''m so losing it...%0D\ He was in Tom Ford''s ''A Single Man'' %0D\ Anyone thinks he''s a bottom? Although skinny, I''m sure he''s hung like a horse.
Copied this from another thread. What does the DL think of this statement?
There are crickets in the fridge of my wet bar.
Obviously actors are imaginitive people and fetishes/weird kinks shouldn't be a surprise but as I am someone who is also a bit of a freak...I desperately want these questions answered. I'm sure it's not news that Michael Arden likes to get pissed on? The watersports rumors have circulated enough around the community for me to believe them...which makes me wonder whether Andy Mientus is a watersports guy too. I'm not judging.. i'm horny. Cheyenne Jackson and Ricky Martin have both admitted to foot fetishes, but Wesley Taylor has not and I feel like it's painfully obvious. I may be seeing what I want to see, but all the foot threads in his "billy green" web series seem to be pretty crystal clear. And then I heard from an inside source that all of Wesley's friends tease him for it and that he's totally open about it amongst his friends. You wanna smell my feet, Wesley? Be my guest. Finally, someone please reveal the truth about Sondheim and the sex dungeon. I've heard SO many conflicting stories and I want some evidence. As a twink who enjoys being dominated by powerful and intelligent men, i need to know.
New York-based photographer David Williams set out to challenge the way society “genderises” animal ownership and debunk the myth of the “crazy cat lady”. As his series of captivating photos with male cat owners - aptly titled Men & Cats - shows, you certainly do not need a vagina to appreciate a feline companion, or indeed be “crazy”.
Be proud and show off the little guy.
He instantly became my favorite on the show.
Did anyone else find this year's Oscars to be a bit... lacking in star power? There were a bunch of A-listers who apparently weren't at the ceremony (at least from the pictures I've seen). The most obvious explanation is they weren't nominated or attached to nominated films, but that's not a requirement for attending and I'm assuming many have standing invitations to attend or could have presented if they wanted. Since they're all working and have projects to promote it seems weird to avoid an appearance which keeps them in the public eye. So why weren't the following there? (or were they there and I missed them?) Jennifer Lawrence Angelina & Brad (heck, Jennifer Aniston was there and she wasn't nominated, and Angelina was attached to both Unbroken and Maleficent, which were up for technical awards) Sandra Bullock George & Amal Clooney Amy Adams Hugh Jackman etc. I feel like the camera kept on cutting to Meryl because there wasn't a lot of Hollywood royalty to cut to otherwise...
So many lesbians I know have rescue dogs or shelter dogs or once-feral dogs they've found that have "problems" that almost never go away: they snarl or yap at strangers, bite, etc. None of the gay men I know have dogs like that. Why does this always happen? The lesbians are often nice women, but their dogs are always such damaged goods and they never really work intensively with them via obedience school programs to make them much better. You'll hear them say, "Oh, Kaya is MUCH better than she was," all the while Kaya is snarling and snapping at children that walk by.
The owner shot and killed himself in an apparent suicide as authorities raided it. Crazy shit.
The masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named. The BBC understands he is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man believed to be from West London, who was known to UK security services. They chose not to disclose his name earlier for operational reasons. Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the American journalist James Foley. He was later thought to have been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of US journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter. Last month, the militant appeared in a video with the Japanese hostages Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto, shortly before they were killed. Emwazi is believed to be an associate of a former UK control order suspect, who travelled to Somalia in 2006 and is allegedly linked to a facilitation and funding network for Somali militant group al-Shabab.
Just like in a Chorus Line Is Donna that desperate for gigs, that she would now take an understudy position?
Thanks to this fucked up, entitled lesbian for giving the Pat Robertson's of this world more ammunition. Can you imagine a gay man saying this shit and getting away with it? I live in the liberal bubble of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where no yuppie would ever admit to wanting their kid to be anything in particular, other than happy. But more often than not, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the lives of our expectations. If we went to college, we want our kids to go to college. If we like sports, we want our kids to like sports. If we vote Democrat, of course we want our kids to vote Democrat. I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too. Many of my straight friends, even the most liberal, see this logic as warped. It’s one thing for them to admit that they would prefer their kids to be straight, something they’ll only begrudgingly confess. But wanting my daughter to be a lesbian? I might as well say I want her to grow up to be lactose intolerant. “Don’t you want her to be happy?” one friend asked. Perhaps he just meant that it’s easier to be straight in a homophobic culture. But this attitude complies with, even reinforces, that culture in the first place. A less-charitable interpretation is that he thinks being straight is superior. When I was a teenager, my father cautioned me against marrying a black person. “I’m just trying to protect you,” he said. But it was impossible to know whether he meant to insulate me from the world’s bias or implicitly rationalize his own. The idea that no one would choose to be gay is widely held — even in the gay rights movement. In the early ’90s, partly as a response to the destructive notion that gay people could be changed, activists pressed the idea of sexuality as a fixed, innate state. Scientists even tried to prove that there’s a “gay gene.” These concepts about sexual orientation helped justify the case for legal protections. The idea that folks are “born gay” became not only the theme of a Lady Gaga song, but the implicit rationale for gay rights. “I wouldn’t even choose for myself to be gay,” a friend once told me. It was a sad admission, because she was. Once upon a time, of course, “gay” meant “happy.” But eventually, the synonyms grew apart. Gay became an unfortunate, even pitiable status. When the gay liberation activist Franklin Kameny launched a simple effort in 1968 to proclaim that “gay is good,” it was because, at the time, it very much wasn’t. Until 1973, the American Psychological Association considered homosexuality a form of mental illness. And while gay-positive culture has flourished since, our aspirations haven’t kept pace. It’s more widely acceptable to be gay in America today, but that’s not the same as being desirable. In my house, though, it is. Here you might expect me to say something about how, if my daughter were gay, she would undoubtedly face challenges and hurdles she wouldn’t encounter if she were straight. Maybe. And maybe if I weren’t an upper-middle-class white lesbian living in a liberal city, I’d have such worries. But no matter what, I’d want my child to be herself. If I lived in, say, North Carolina, with an adopted son from Morocco, I’d like to think I would encourage him to be Muslim, if that’s what he chose. I’d do this even though his life would probably be easier if he didn’t. It’s also easier to succeed as a dentist than an artist. But if my daughter wants to be an artist, I’ll encourage her all the way — and work to destroy any barriers along her path, not put them up myself. Plus, I’ve never for a single second regretted being gay, nor saw it as anything other than an asset and a gift. My parents were ridiculously supportive from Day One, and I had a great community of friends and mentors who made me feel unconditionally accepted. By the time my daughter comes of age, she’ll have even more of a support network, including two moms, for crying out loud."
During the bash, held at The Plaza Hotel, Leo barely glanced at rumored fling Rihanna. Instead, “he put his arm around Dakota and led her into the grand ballroom,” a partygoer exclusively tells 'Life & Style.' “He told her, ‘Let’s go look at all the celebrities.’” RELATED STORY: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Star Dakota Johnson Ditches the Bangs — See Her New Look! Sounds like a line — but it worked! “Dakota looked like she was trying to play it cool, but you could tell she was thrilled to have his attention,” the witness says, adding that “out of everyone he socialized with, Leo seemed to be the happiest when he was with Dakota.” “As they walked away, Leo took the lead and guided her through the crowd, and a small smile spread across her face.”
It's about time. KLW: Keep Looking Working.
The Voice of the Night
The project, based on James Patterson’s novel “The Thomas Berryman Number,” follows a female FBI agent working in the Criminal Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division who finds herself caught between her radical real family and her professional family. Phylicia Rashad plays savvy Washington player who has faced discrimination for her race and sexual orientation, and fights to protect the independence and integrity of her high-profile Civil Rights Division. Why would they make the character a lesbian? Sounds like her sexual orientation was just thrown in there, with no context.
Various conservatives claim that Obama is: Socialist Gay Muslim Foreign-Born Hater of America Hater of the Rich Black (actually no one ever dares to claim that one) Elitist Don't people reading conservative BS ever wonder: Wow, what a coincidence that Obama is absolutely everything we hate. He has no redeeming quality at all that we can admire. What are the chances that he ended up President? Could it be at all possible that Obama isn't those things? Could it be that the Con talking heads are lying? Cons throws absolutely every hateful thing at him and their minions lap it up.
Continuation of the Lesbians discussion thread at the link, by request.
Any gossip on him?\ \ I find him strangely hot.
Does anyone enjoy them? I usually like NPH, but I find magic tricks so tired and annoying that whenever he pulls them as his schtick I stop liking him. It's as if his schtick were being a mime.
Time to start a new thread…
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Are there even any blue collar gays? Gay miners, plumbers and construction workers?
He was unequivocally outed by that Hollywood madam last year. Did any mainstream media (even The National Enquirer) pick up on that story, or did it remain restricted to a couple of gossip websites?
Not in the USA
We used to have people who spent time on the site and posted some of the more interesting articles/blogs from Huffpo. They were attacked by the vicious old queens who think they own this board. Attacked to the point where they went away, and now it is rare that we get a link. I miss them. I hate scrolling through page after page to find the concise, worthy bits of that site. Use this thread to post your favorite bit from Huffpo and fuck the vicious queens. (on second thought maybe if the were getting fucked they would not be such controlling hall monitors.)
This poll is not about looks or likability, just about talent.
'The allegations are completely false': Cliff Richard speaks out as police search his home amid claims underage boy was sexually abused at rally hosted by Billy Graham in 1985 Sir Cliff Richard has today vehemently the claim that he committed a sexual offence with a boy under the age of 16 in the 1980s. The 73-year-old's luxury apartment in Sunningdale, Berkshire, was searched today for five and a half hours hours by eight plain-clothes police officers. A police spokesman said the allegation involved a boy under 16 years of age and dated from the 1980s in the South Yorkshire area.
Jeez, this year I've gotten invites to TONS of trivia nights. Everybody and their uncle is doing one. WTF?
UMM what is this person on!
Neill Blomkamp has confirmed Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ripley in the forthcoming Alien film. The writer and director has been working with the Oscar-nominated actress on new sci-fi film Chappie, and said it inspired him to cast her again in his reboot of Ridley Scott’s Alien. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly he said: “[Wanting to do this Alien movie] did have to do with having Sigourney on Chappie. It’s just something that I’ve always wanted one day to be part of. “I talked to her about her experience making those films and what she thought about Ripley and everything else, it informed and changed the film I wanted to make into something different.” Biggest blockbusters to see in 2015 Blomkamp announced the reboot last week on Instagram, posting some visual concepts of his reimagined Alien world. The writer-director, whose past films include District 9 and Elysium, said he came up with the idea for the movie a few years ago and began writing the script without Fox knowing about it. “Fox never knew. I just worked on it when I could. Before I knew it, I had this really awesome film with a lot of artwork and a lot of backstory. And then I didn’t know whether I was going to make it or not. So I just kind of sat on it for a while.”
Twitter meltdown over 'racist' comments from Guilianarexic. I'm betting Melissa wouldn't be a dream to work with, either. "Im giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel. contactually Im not allowed to speak!"
As predicted, the fans are leaving in droves. But what of the faithful staples, Prue, Fern et. al.? They can't leave because the voices won't let them! But we will remember the lost: The Reverend; Mimi "fake husband" Collens; Lisa "the photo is old" Homes ... The list goes on and on - who will remain? Oh, the suspense!!! Let the mocking begin in 3, 2, 1 ...
Proof that he's gay. Go.
I thought my hair would look good shorter in front. It turns out it is thinning enough that you can see the scalp through it. I had no idea.
For those of us who went to school in the '60s, there are quite a few that have disappeared or changed names. Off the top of my head: USSR The Belgian Congo Ceylon French West Africa British Guiana ... probably a lot more in Africa and Asia ...
We've lived together for two years. I own the condo where we live, and he pays about 75% of what a roommate would pay, far less than half of expenses. I also usually pick-up about that same ratio of daily expenses, like dinner, movies, vacations and so forth. I paid to furnished the place, though we shopped for furnishings together. It just seems odd that he brought this up. Things seem to be going well as they are. Occasionly he tells me he did something with his money, like invested much of it in a certain mutual fund, or bought stock in the company where I work, or is researching real estate in the neighborhood. Otherwise, we don't talk about each other's money. I declined to open the joint account, and it's the only thing I've ever denied him or we've argued about. What do you think?
20th Century Fox has closed a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to develop a new “Alien” movie, sources confirm. The untitled sci-fi project is separate from “Prometheus 2,” which Fox is still making with Ridley Scott.
"It's time for all … the gay people and people of color that we've all fought for to fight for us now." Do you agree?
The Amazing Race 26 a/k/a The Dating Edition. Two - count 'em, TWO! - gay couples, Harley & Jonathan (Knight of New Kids On The Block) and Bergen & Kurt.
Would anyone be surprised by this news?
Obviously, none of us *know* what gender the poi-poi is, but what do you *think* it is?
It's on YouTube in HD! and it won't be there for long...so have a gander NOW!
For now, the star has not yet revealed to his family what his new name will be and he apparently does not plan to reveal it during an interview with Diane Sawyer (in May). Bruce and Diane are said to be in final talks to air an exclusive interview.
Yes. That's really his excuse.
She has yet to go wrong on the Red Carpet!
Just was sent this via text. Um WOW!
It made no sense. I watched the movie and still have no idea what it was all about or what the hell was going on. Nothing made any sense. Can someone explain the plot in detail? Was this based on the video game?
I have been to Lesbos, a small island off the Greek coast. I have spoken to the local residents who denied Sappho's residency on the island. They are very angry that their beautiful island is considered square one of female to female sex. Sappho is a bogus myth. Most of the island's residents are STRAIGHT and are homophobic. Stop calling yourself a "lesbian" if you were not born on Lesbos. In fact the island's people call themselves Hellenic as the island is under control of the Greek government. Stop pissing the island's residents because Sappho is totally mythological and NEVER lived there. You are just a gay woman and NOT a lesbian. End of story.
giuliana rancic is going down.
The ratings will go through the roof even higher. Plus she has the acting and vocal chops. Plus she knows what its like to be part of a fuked up entertainment family.
That seems shockingly paltry for "veteran 60 Minutes journalist" of 20 years or so? $1 million of that is the value of an estate in East Hampton. It all sounds very fishy.
Here he is w/ DW. Watching the show makes me feel safe and happy.
It would make sense. He is so much better looking than every other male in his family.
New Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight Will Compete on The Amazing Race By Patrick Gomez, 12/19/2014 AT 09:05 PM EST Does Jonathan Knight have the right stuff to win The Amazing Race? The former New Kids on the Block member and his boyfriend, Harley Rodriguez, have been revealed as one of 11 couples competing on the next season of the CBS reality competition. Knight, 46, and his personal trainer boyfriend, 41, have more than six years' experience traveling together as a couple, which they can draw on as they race around the world, but not all of the competitors will have that same advantage. For the first time in the show's 13 years on the air, five of teams will be comprised of strangers who have been paired together by the show for the ultimate blind date.
If I can only afford one or the other, which one should I get: an electric toothbrush, and keep using normal dental floss [not very regularly, I'll admit], OR a dental irrigator and just use a regular toothbrush?
Gross, self-pitying dirty old man who only thinks of himself. "He has a reputation as something of a womaniser but Jack Nicholson has admitted he is now lonely and is facing dying alone. The actor said that he still has a "yearning" to be with somebody but believes his chances are "not very realistic". The 77-year-old lamented how he cannot chat up women in public any more and that they no longer trust him because of his reputation as "Jack the Jumper". Nicholson also opened up about his stormy, decades long affair with Anjelica Huston and described the time they split up as the "toughest period of my life". In an interview with US magazine Closer, Nicholson spoke with rare candour about how his life of hell-raising had left him bereft. He said he was regretful that his philandering had left him without a steady partner to take care of him in his old age. Nicholson said: "I would love that one last romance but I'm not very realistic about it happening. What I can't deny is my yearning. "I'm definitely still wild at heart, but I've struck biogravity. "I can't hit on women in public anymore. I didn't decide this; it just doesn't feel right at my age. "I have had everything a man could ask for but no one could say I'm successful with affairs of the heart."
They raised the price from $35.99 to $41.99 for three months. Are they insane? I also let my Squirt subscription lapse and don't plan to renew. I will do the same with ManHunt I feel so noble. I'm keeping Grindr though. It's good to have when I'm travelling. That's the thing about all those apps. They suck at home but fun when you're in a new city and want some company in your hotel room.
Another thread said it was common knowledge in Hollywood.
Inspired by the "I find magic tricks so annoying and such a turn-off" thread. They can be great for 10 minutes or so when you meet someone new, particularly a kid.
I feel sorry for these people Everyone lives in a single wide trailer. ( Decor , don't get me started) No one works including the extended family who enables the massively obese one. They all eat fast food all the time. Who is paying for all this surgery?? Who is paying their expenses ? We are with taxes !!! Margaret Sanger had some good observations.
Adam Scott and Tig Notaro
Or do you find his belligerent personality attractive?
Obviously, Eddie Reymanye, Who else? Any nationalities.
I had a longer list to choose from but had to whittle it down to just 10 per DL constraints...
On Starz, and in the great tradition of the groundbreaking show, Spartacus, once again we get another hyper-masculine gay character. This time, he's one of the main protagonists: a gay pirate! There are some hot men on the show who are not afraid to show some peen, the cinematography is stunning, the story is rich and engrossing, and the character development puts Game of Thrones to shame. Love this show! Anyone else watching?
The old thread was full. So be nice and have fun!
This show doesn't get much love on DL. There are some really talented artists on the show and they are always mixing it up a bit. It is always about the competition and really very little drama amongst the competitors ... they actually get along and help each other out. And some of the artists have been pretty cute. Well worth checking out .........
Frigging molar. Frigging root canal is scheduled for three weeks away. Advil ain't cutting it. Ice pack on cheek.
Anyone watching this show? Fucking hilarious.
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.
I like binge watching and have seen the ones that get a lot of publicity like House of Cards and OITNB. I would love to have new show to binge on. Anything on Starz? Amazon? Netflix... What have you enjoyed that went under the publicity radar?
You go Girl!!
For what- "The Parent Trap"? Just staying alive shouldn't be enough to get a statuette. If that's the case, then Joan Collins, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, Ann-Margret or Gina Lollobrigida should be next.
Final Glee episode pays tribute to Cory Monteith, says Kevin McHale By Harry Fletcher Friday, Feb 20 2015, 12:27pm EST Kevin McHale has spoken about the upcoming Glee finale. The actor revealed that the final episode of the sixth and final series of the Fox show will pay tribute to his former co-star, the late Cory Monteith. Speaking to Access Hollywood, McHale said: "I think [Finn] is always remembered and especially at a time like this at the very end, there will definitely be some sort of mention of him. "He'll be involved in some way." Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room from a mixed drug toxicity on July 13, 2013, drawing tributes from fans and friends the world over. The actor and his character Finn were honored in Glee's season 5 episode 'The Quarterback', which first aired a few months after Monteith's death. McHale – who plays Artie Abrams on the show – also spoke about the series finale of Glee, saying that he was "happy" with it as a conclusion to the series. "I'm satisfied. I was reading it and the last two episodes are airing back-to-back, so it's kinda this double whammy all at the end," he explained. "I think [viewers will] be happy. I was happy. They tie up a lot of great storylines and you get to see these people in a new light and follow their journey. "These characters have gone through a lot, and I think there's a good payoff at the end."
"On the Twentieth Century"! Will Peter Gallagher recover? Will that irate audience get a refund? Will his understudy rise above his station in life as "ambulatory teleprompter"? "Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Cameltoe Hamilton"! Who wanted to rush the transfer? Who wanted to delay? Who fucked whom to make the delay happen? Will historical rap musicals get tourist butts in seats? White tourist butts? And what about "Fun Home"? Can butch lesbians find love and fame among the chorus boys/prostitutes of Bway? Talk amongst yourselves.
I understand that Bai Ling is a Gai Ling icon.
Bear Grylls Mission Survive: See the stars drink their own urine
We're told it's a high class school, not a charm school as it were, but now we find out it has a "Division of Perceptual Studies" that studies ESP, past life regression, out of body experiences, and near-death experiences. Hocus Pocus U.! Somebody should yank their accreditation.
New mini-series starts tonight during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. hiatus. Picking up fro the end of the first Captain America movie... I've watched the first 8 minutes so far, and i'm loving it already. Love the period sets and costume, the sassy rapport... Anyone else watching?
Anything new with Jonathan? He's been in LA filming Glee then apparently he has no roles until A New Brain at City Center in June. I find him very, very talented as an actor and a singer. That said, I'm not sure if I find him hot or not. He's definitely good looking. No question about that; but I go from "he's hot" to "he's not that hot" on a daily basis. Thoughts? Anything new? Is he hot?
Is anyone watching this on HBO tonight? I find the Robert Durst saga to be bizarrely fascinating
Is there any reason whatsoever that I should care?
Oh, Aaron Schock, we have so missed reporting on you for the last three days or so! But we are back, because things continue to go poorly for you, you dumb, cuddly animal, and we promise we will not leave your side again, as long as you keep doing dumb, cuddly things. Aaron has hired him some nice fancy Washington lawyers and a PR firm, due to the fact that his hills are alive with ethics violations: Schock’s decision to hire outside help to manage the continuing fallout signals a new, more serious stage of the unfolding scandal. He has flown on private jets, stayed in five-star hotels and collected tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements from his campaign and the government. In addition, Schock used his campaign account last year to purchase a nearly $74,000 Chevy Tahoe that he uses while in the district. Schock’s office said he is conducting an internal audit to review his spending practices. A particular issue that Politico wants to know about, preferably in the winnable hours in the morning, is a really fancy trip Aaron took to London a while back: According to the documents, Schock flew from Washington to London’s Heathrow Airport on June 16, 2011. He was joined by Shea Ledford, a longtime friend who is now on Schock’s payroll as a district special assistant. Schock attended the Royal Ascot, a world-famous steeplechase, followed by drinks with then-U.S. Ambassador to England Louis Susman and his wife. He also was slated to visit Moss Bros. on Regent Street, one of the most famous men’s clothing stores in Europe, according to his schedule. Schock also participated in a Patron Dinner at the posh members-only club Annabel’s and was invited to formal dinners at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Schock missed two days of votes during the trip. OOH, clothes-shopping in London with Shea and then drinky drinks at Annabel’s, SEXYFUNTIME. But was the trip a political trip, and who paid for it, is what Politico wants to know. Because if he used tax or campaign moneys for it, he certainly did not get Congress’s Ethics Committee to sign the permission slip saying he could go. By the way, this is Shea, he is the boy who held the Bible for Aaron when he was sworn in as a congresscritter and went to London with him, but they are not boyfriends, because why would a person think that? They probably talked about sexing up the ladies the whole time they were shopping. All of this started when the world learned about his elegant new, not-at-all-gay Downton Abbey office, which led to the filing of history’s gayest ethics complaint. But Aaron shook that off like his girl Taylor Swift, until later in the week, when his not-racist staffer had to resign to spend more time being racist on Facebook. THEN we found out about Jonathon with an O, Aaron’s adorable personal photographer, that he bought with tax and campaign moneys. OH AND MAYBE he sold his Peoria house, to a donor, for way more than it was worth, because that’s not shady at all. So this has all been happening, it’s not been a very good month for poor, hot Aaron, and now he has just been hit with yet another ethics complaint, from that mean liberal group CREW, who says that Aaron is spending too much tax and campaign moneys on private planes, probably so he and his hot photographer Jonathon can have some privacy away from Shea’s jealous, prying eyes: In a release, CREW said it “asked the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate whether Rep. Schock broke House rules in light of new evidence that the congressman improperly used taxpayer money and campaign funds to rent private, non-charter flights for travel. More from the release: “ Recent news reports revealed Rep. Schock used funds from his taxpayer-funded congressional office and campaign funds to pay two companies to rent non-commercial, non-charter aircraft. Lobair, LLC was paid nearly $17,000 from 2012 to 2014. Federal Aviation Administration records show Lobair is not a commercial charter service and the single plane it owns is not registered for commercial use. CREW’s executive director Anne Weismann also added that “where there is smoke, there is usually fire, and Rep. Schock’s finances are starting to look like a five-alarm inferno.” Ha ha ha, some might say they are FLAMING, can’t possibly understand why they would say that, but some might.
She is such a bitch.
Continue posting on the JonBenet Ramsey murder.
Did he give up trying to be famous?
His house next door is under contract.
ColtonLHaynes: Its great to have ppl to look up to who arent afraid of facing their fears and arent afraid to go against the norm. Thk You For Zachary? Gratuitous Hero magazine cover shot
I used to really like him, but it just seems like he's everywhere. I saw a pop-up add on IMDB today and it said something about a new show on NBC starring Neil. Overexposed much?
Now filming the highly anticipated blockbuster, Henry Cavill's Gigantic Tit Muscles v. Henry Cavill's Gigantic Ass Muscles: Dawn of Justice. Tits and Tights:
The St Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam.
A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans want to dismantle the Constitution, and establish Christianity as the official national religion. Only 30 percent oppose making Christianity the national religion. Although the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” GOP voters want to cast aside that provision and impose Christianity as the official American religion. While a number of red states have passed statutes forbidding the implementation of Islam-based sharia law in their states, Republicans apparently have no misgivings about turning the United States into a Christian theocracy. The poll’s crosstabs reveal that support for making Christianity the official religion is strongest among Mike Huckabee (94 percent), Rick Perry (83 percent), and Ben Carson (78 percent) supporters. Ben Carson is the preferred presidential candidate of those who want to impose Christianity on the nation with 24 percent support. Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker are tied for 2nd place at 16 percent. Scott Walker (35 percent) and Jeb Bush (22 percent) are the leading candidates among GOP voters who do not want to establish a national religion. The PPP survey also found that 2/3rds of Republican voters do not believe in global warming, and 49 percent do not believe in the theory of evolution. Not only do they wish to establish a national religion, but it appears that their version of Christianity is one that is at odds with the scientific consensus in climatology and biology. While a clear majority of Americans self-identify as Christians, most Americans outside the GOP, would be uncomfortable with conservative Dominionist theology. Dominionism calls for imposing a theocracy in America where Christianity is declared the official religion, and the nation is governed by “Biblical law”. Republican voters seem all too eager to embrace Dominionist theology, even though doing so would violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Freedom of Religion is one of the bedrock principles established in our founding documents. Republican voters are gearing up to elect candidates who will undermine the First Amendment and take away our Freedom of Religion. Independents and Democrats must be prepared to stop any candidate who would dismantle the Establishment Clause, whether it be Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson or one of the other GOP presidential candidates.
I have heard people say that a kidney stone is perhaps the worst pain a human can endure.\ \ Anyone had one?\ \ I am curious.
The premise of the show is clearly meant to be ironic: it's 1995 and a naturalized American of Taiwanese origin is moving his also-naturalized Taiwanese wife and American-born kids from DC to Orlando, where he has been away establishing ownership of an 'American-themed' restaurant. There is a whole 'wink,wink' nod to the stereotype of naturalized Chinese people solely opening Chinese restaurants. I get it. Is there such a thing as an 'American-themed' dry-cleaning store? There mine as well be. The son, from whose perspective I expect the rest of the episodes to come, has an "unpronounceable" Asian name and emphatically tells his new teacher and class-mates to "just call me Eddie". Yeah, ok, so he wants to emphasize that he's an American. Point taken. Eddie is a huge fan of hip-hop and wears a Notorious B.I.G T-shirt and hopes to ingratiate himself with a black kid who he meets in the school cafeteria. The black kid immediately rejects Eddie, stating that he doesn't like other kids and that his best friend is 40-years-old. Are we supposed to laugh at the thought that the black kid's friend is a perv? No kid talks like that. At the same time, Eddie doesn't fit in with the white kids at the next table, who call his mom's home-made lunch "worms" (Come on, even white kids could recognize pasta in 1995). Eddie sadly goes back to the weird black kid's table, whose basic message is, "Well, what do expect from (racist) white kids?" Eddie's emasculated father and his over-bearing mother end up in the principal's office to berate the principal over the blossoming friendship between their son and the 40-year-old-loving black kid who is otherwise undefined. American audiences have not seen a major-network TV series centered on an Asian-American family since the days of Margaret Cho's earnest, yet unsuccessful take on her Korean-American roots in "All-American Girl". "Fresh Off the Boat" should head back out to sea and come back with writers who have better ideas of what it means to be Asian in America.
The 2015 season officially starts now! What do you ball kids want to see happen this year? Me: 1) Lesbian coaches Martina Navratilova and Amelie Mauresmo lead their respective pupils, Agnieszka Radwanska and Andy Murray, to slam glory. 2) Someone hires Chris Evert as a coach so she can stop commentating. 3) ATP sex tape, gay hooker, or PED scandal. That's all.
Any top rated sellers here? Just got an email from eBay...we'll now have to accept 14-day returns AND process all orders within a day or else we lose our 20% commission discount. You know...because eBay buyers don't already have enough ways to fuck sellers, now they get an extra 14 days in which to do it! But eBay is allowing us to upload pics for free now so we're supposed to be overjoyed!!!
Has this been the quickest Oscar failure ever?
I don't have anywhere else to post this - sorry for the diversion. I just noticed that one of my classmates with whom I graduated from Stanford Law School is now doing porn. So it is true that porn actors can go on to be lawyers, etc. Well, except he has gone retro the other direction I guess
Poor first single that didn't even chart on the Hot 100. A complete and utter lack of interest in her new album despite a Grammy performance and various media outlet press. To quite an embarrassing tumble during the Brit Awards and it's racing over the internet like wildfire and... to top it off, her nemesis Lady Gaga just had a banner week.
I''m lesbian, 43, in good shape, financially solvent, educated and attractive. I''m very sexual and sometimes would just like to be able to hook up like gay guys do for some good, old fashioned sex. Are there any mature, attractive, adventurous, interesting women out there who would love to be wined, dined, entertained and then shagged senseless? I''m nice, drama-free, kind, thoughtful, a great cook and love fine wine and good conversation, but let''s face it, I really need some nice tits to play with and a wet, willing pussy to indulge in. Any takers? Would you?
As requested: [quote]after reading the addicted to chaturbate thread, can someone please do a start a "let's pretend we're the apartment in a chaturbate cam show"
When you get a legit massage, which kind do you usually get?
Facially, that is. I see her now, and with the right lighting she can still pass as a woman in her 40s, circa "Ray of Light", thanks to her latest cheeks. Sometimes she even looks the way she did when she did "Evita". The cheeks give her a more fuller, youthful look (at times). So, what age do you think she''ll be when plastic surgery can''t even make her look young anymore? She looks like she could be hitting that moment only a few years from now. Somehow, Cher was able to keep up with it, even if she looked ridiculous. She already had a boney, weird angular face. Madonna never had that. She had a gigantic Italian face that deflated a decade ago, giving her the appearance of a mummy. She seems to be getting that bloated, menopausal look to her face, even with the facelift sutures trying to hold it back.
Is there better amateur porn there? Please, do tell.
Just looking for a ride... going my way?
John Boehner hasn't talked to Senate Majority leader McConnell in TWO WEEKS and the House neo-cons are practically accusing McConnell of being a traitor to the cause. Boehner is scared so shitless of making a wrong move that he couldn't even answer a single question from the press regarding how the House will respond to the Senate's compromise on the Homeland Security bill.
Republican Christian-bots continue to find themselves befuddled by that old piece of paper from over 200 years ago commonly referred to as the “Constitution of the United States of America.” They particularly need help understanding what the words “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” mean. This lack of reading comprehension is most certainly behind yet another proposal in the state of Idaho that is sure to be declared unconstitutional should it reach that point. The Kootenai County (Idaho) GOP is proposing a resolution which would declare the state of Idaho as a “Christian state.” The proposal would bolster the “Judeo-Christian bedrock of the founding of the United States.” According to Reuters: “The resolution to be voted on by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee is non-binding, meaning it does not have the effect of laws or rules. The proposal seeks that Idaho be “formally and specifically declared a Christian state,” guided by a Judeo-Christian faith reflected in the U.S. Declaration of Independence where all authority and power is attributed to God, the resolution reads. The measure argues that the Christian faith is under “strident attack” in the United States, and cites as evidence the absence of Christian traditions and symbols in public institutions such as schools.” We’re not sure what the hell is going on in Idaho these days, but this comes on the heels of another Idaho Republican who backs faith-healing parents in cases where their child could die without adequate medical treatment. And then there is the case of yet another Idaho Republican who apparently doesn’t understand that pills swallowed by females do not end up in their vaginas. Jeff Tyler, a member of the committee and supporter of the “let’s make Idaho a Christian state” proposal, declared: We’re a Christian community in a Christian state and the Republican Party is a Christian Party,” At least he’s right about one thing. A significant portion of the Republican party wants the U.S. to be a Christian Theocracy, which isn’t any different than what Muslim extremists want for their own respective country. No wonder these people are often referred to as the “Christian Taliban.” Their mindsets are exactly the same as Muslim extremists who wish for their nations to be religiously homogenous. If these folks have their way, there would be no Muslims, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, homosexuals, etc allowed in the U.S. This is what Republicans consider to be “freedom?” In their perverse minds, “freedom” means having the ability to legally cram their Christian viewpoints and symbols down the throat of every citizen in the U.S. unfettered by the government. Thankfully, the Founding Fathers witnessed religious oppression in Europe long before America became a nation, and had the foresight and wherewithal to insert the Establishment Clause into the First Amendment of the Constitution. Tyler also said: “It’s important that Christians stand up and be unashamed to say they’re Christians.” Add the words”Muslim,”, “atheists”, etc., to that statement, and we’ll be onto something. That’s real freedom. As much as Christians like to think they are being oppressed in this country, they do not suffer nearly the same treatment as those in the minority religions do. In their perverse minds, “oppression” means not having the ability to shove their beliefs into every nook and cranny of American society, or to legally discriminate against those who do not believe as they do. For as long as they continue to incorrectly believe that America is constitutionally a “Christian nation.” their “we’re so oppressed!” schtick will continue and manifest itself through goofy, draconian proposals like this one. Plus, it makes for good political fodder for their mostly Republican and Christian constituents. Thankfully, the majority of U.S. judges have read the Constitution, so the odds of Idaho ever becoming a “Christian state” are about the same as Dick Cheney starting an orphanage for poor childre
My, my, my! She certainly seems to be giving Miss Patrick-Harris a run for the money these days in terms of fame whoring. The gold digging husband. The televised wedding (as if anyone cared). Hanging out with Kardashians. The constant updates on social media. Having hubby appear half-naked on social media. The multiple "guest" shots on Real Housewives of Bev Hills/Vanderpump Rules. Are photo'ed meals and props...er... children too far off? PS...Is it too much to ask to have gay role models like Jim Parsons? You know, acts and does his job without all the constant media whoring bullshit?
Well, that was a great opening! Glad to have Ollie, Felicity, Roy, and Diggle back!
Cheap Air now allowing users to book flights online (through Mexico for now). Which of the 12 reasons are you choosing?
He has gotten do much hate lately and many saying he has gamed the system and cracked the code which has ruined Jeopardy. Is what he's doing really that bad? He also has some fans who are all aboard the Chu Chu Train.
I went through a phase in high school where I'd come home from school, boil myself a hot dog, and top it with crushed Lay's potato chips, mustard, and Cheez Whiz.
Based on the life of comedian Jermaine Fowler, who stars as a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive who moves in with his estranged grandmother (Whoopi Goldberg) — a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old-school parenting. Cast: Jermaine Fowler, Whoopi Goldberg Team: W/EP Danny Chun (The Office), Jermaine Fowler; EP Michael Rotenberg, Avi Gilbert; EP Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis Studio: ABC Studios, 3 Arts Format: Multicamera Location: New York Dr. Ken. Logline: Ken Jeong stars in the semi-autobiographical comedy as a frustrated HMO doctor juggling medicine, marriage and parenting — and succeeding at none of them. Cast: Ken Jeong (Community), Albert Tsai (Trophy Wife), Dave Foley Team: W/EP: Jared Stern; W/co-EP: Mike O'Connell, Ken Jeong; EP John Davis, John Fox, Mike Sikowitz; D Scott Ellis Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios, Davis Entertainment Format: Multicamera Family Fortune. Logline: A popular gym teacher in North Carolina comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends. What she doesn't realize is that she will also have to deal with her bickering and happily divorced parents also "coming out" that they are sleeping together again. Based on comedian Fortune Feimster's life. Cast: Fortune Feimster, Annie Potts, John Carroll Lynch Team: W/co-EP Fortune Feimster; W/EP Matt Hubbard; EP Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, David Miner Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Format: Multicamera Family of the Year (aka untitled Dan Savage). Logline: Dan Savage's semi-autobiographical revolves around a picture-perfect family turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet. What seems like the end of their idyllic life turns out to be the beginning of a bright new chapter when everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real. Cast: Jay R. Ferguson, Bebe Wood, Mathew Shively Team: W/EP David Windsor, Casey Johnson; P Dan Savage, Brian Pines, Dan McDermott; D Todd Holland Studio: ABC Studios, Hypomania Content, DiBonaventura Pictures Television Format: Single-camera The 46 Percenters. Logline:An anti-romantic, romantic comedy about the 46 percent of the population who choose to stay married. Told through the point of view of three couples. Cast: Angela Kinsey Team: W/EP Sherry Bilsing-Graham (Friends, The New Adventures of Old Christine), Ellen Kreamer (The New Adventures of Old Christine); D/EP Andy Ackerman Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Gavin&Roxie&Hap Productions Format: Multicamera Irreversible — rolled from 2014-15 (pilot order hinges on finding a female lead). Logline: Based on the Israeli series Bilti Hafich, the comedy centers on Andy and Sarah, a somewhat eccentric, self-absorbed couple, and their trials and tribulations, many of which they bring on themselves. The original ranks as the No. 1 original comedy on Israeli broadcast TV. Cast: Justin Long Team: W/EP/D Segahl Avin (Bilti); EP Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer Studio: Reshet TV (Divorce: A Love Story), Sony Pictures Television, Fedora Entertainment Format: Single-camera Location: New York The King of 7B. Logline: An agoraphobic recluse ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul mate moving into the building across the street. Prentiss Porter will embark on an incredible journey of discovery right outside his front door in this ensemble comedy.
Does anyone know what really happened in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case? I've read some of the older books, newer ones have been written, any recommendations? Let me know if this thread already exists.
Shit just got real for Miss Thang!
Starts tonight on FX. Be sure to be there. It's your duty. Your country needs you. We Soviets must win this war.
What does it feel like?
i just saw his segment on CNN , Any info , Gay ,straight ,Bi ? His biracial and a total hottie .
Discuss. From Jim brown to scraping the back alleys of Prague in order to find the cheapest hustlers. What happened?
Because some ASSHOLE is posting spoilers on the other Amazing Race thread and ruining the show for everyone. Anyone who posts spoilers on this thread will get banned immediately. Moving to Fridays. With Bethanny Frankel and Survivor veterans. No more Brenchal :(
It looks like something a Republican politician would sport.\ \ Did James''s hair doom "Lone Star"?
I've tried it on three different devices and it takes forever to load a new thread. Once you've clicked a thread to read a new response it's fine. Maybe it is just me, but I thought that I would put it out there in case I wasn't alone.
Rumor has it that she likes them young but da-yam! I had no idea. Get it, girl.
Turns out to be a Michigan musical theatre grad. The U of M mafia in NY must have some things to say about him. Well?
Who''d she spread her legs for this time?\ \ You think they''d be tired of her used-up snatch by now.\ \ Hope they tied a board to their ass.
And so can you!
Who is crying more? Bradley Cooper or Oprah? Will they both dig into that mac & cheese?
Your thoughts on this movie?%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ I find it repulsive, but fascinating
What is up with this shit?! It's once a week now. I'm sick of shoveling every damn day!
Super-gorgeous, super-talented... but the hair... is it... you know?
FEBRUARY 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush plans to address a crowd of skeptical conservatives in Washington this week, a challenge complicated by his more moderate views on immigration and education and on the historically awkward relationship between the Bush family and the GOP’s right wing. The presumed front-runner in the early field of potential Republican presidential primary candidates is scheduled to speak Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event that will feature a lineup of national competitors jockeying for attention. Bush’s appearance carries the most suspense. He will be wrestling with lingering conservative distrust from previous Bush presidencies while trying to paint a vision broad enough to straddle factions of the Republican Party — which is even more polarized than when his father and brother occupied the White House. Bush is planning to tout his conservative record during his eight years as Florida governor, according to those who have spoken to him recently, while not shying away from positions that give many conservatives pause: his moderate position on immigration and his advocacy of Common Core education standards. “The governor is aware there are some conservatives who have questions about where he stands,” said Jim Towey, a longtime confidant of the Bush family. “The good thing for Jeb is he has a record. It’s easy to change words and make pronouncements and sound like a conservative. But governing like a conservative is a real challenge.” Although no other family has so dominated Republican politics over the past quarter-century, the Bushes have not always enjoyed widespread support of conservatives. During the 1980 presidential primary campaign, George H.W. Bush derided Ronald Reagan’s proposals to cut taxes for the wealthy as “voodoo economics.” Later, after serving eight years as Reagan’s vice president, Bush pledged at the 1988 Republican National Convention: “Read my lips, no new taxes.” Two years later, he enraged conservatives when he agreed to raise taxes as part of a budget deal with Democrats. The elder Bush also had to fight back against the idea that he wasn’t tough enough — a notion that Newsweek memorably put on its cover in 1987 with the headline, “Fighting the Wimp Factor.” When George W. Bush was laying the groundwork for his own presidential campaign, he was pilloried by conservatives who were gathering at CPAC in 1999. Senator Lamar Alexander said George W. Bush was using “weasel words,” while Steve Forbes warned the party not to be “seduced by the siren song of these mushy moderates.” George W. Bush eventually won over many conservatives, partly through a focus on his born-again Christianity that helped him make inroads with the evangelical right. But Tea Party activists have grown upset about his government spending, and his willingness to bail out large financial institutions during the 2008 economic collapse. While many view Jeb Bush as more conservative than his brother or his father, he still faces an uphill battle. “Jeb Bush, I think, thinks it’s owed to him, it’s the Bush dynasty,” said Jane Aitken, the founder of the New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition. “But the grass roots is like, ‘Nooo.’ I don’t know of anybody who says, ‘Oh yeah, I’ll vote for Jeb Bush.’ ” --- Continued at link:
It seems as though they live in the same neighborhood as 'Bewitched' and 'I Dream of Jeannie'. Whitney Blake is very beautiful. That is all.
They always shoot in these massive houses, uh, mansions. Are these their homes? Are these porn directors rich? I mean, can they be making THAT much money from a shitty porn site? Also, if it is their house, do they have special bedrooms for the fuck scenes? I mean, do they actually let the guys fuck on their living room sofa?
She's lawyered up. How will we know that this is serious? My guess is the next step is a fiancee
Any fans on DL?
It's creepy as shit... Wonder what Sagat will surprise us with when his career is over...
I watched this shit show while I was folding clothes and got into it. I dont get it. Joey Lawrence is like a younger, over madeup, roided out, less talented version of Tony Danza. Are we supposed to buy that he wants to fuck Melissa Joan Hart?
Ed Snowden is an American Hero and not only should Obama pardon him, Obama should praise him.
Great actor and incredibly good-looking.
Other than he's very effeminate, but claims to have a girlfriend what do we know about him?
Who's his boyfriend?
No more Real Housewives. No more Harry Stiles and One Direction. No more Soap threads. No more NPH. No more Jane Jackson and no more Jabba. No more baseball threads. No more Gale Harold. No more Madonna bashing. No more Frankel or Vanderpump.
Straight and apparently married to a woman. I am genuinely shocked. He is cute though. Any gossip?
Because this deserves its own thread for people who refuse to watch The Slap This scene is just WOW But Quinto nails the scene, makes you forget any of the other characters he has played.
They're [italic]baaack![/italic] And joining them are previous winners, Dmitry (Season 10) and Michelle (Season 11). Your thoughts?
The new Season is on! Will Renee cry and freak out junior is coming to kill her? Will Big Ang get more silicone in her lips? And what are the names of the rest of the cast?? Discuss.
From President Obama's speech today, see below. This is why it's important to vote Democratic in the November election. We need more representatives who will fight for the working man and woman, to keep these gains from being reversed and to move forward with more gains. When President Obama was elected, businesses where laying off 800,000 people a month; today, they are hiring 200,000 people a month. The unemployment rate has dropped from 10.9% in 2009 to 6.1% today. Over the last 4.5 years, businesses have created 10 million new jobs. This is the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our nation's history. There are more job openings now than anytime since 2001. During the Obama Administration, the US has put more people back to work than in Europe, Japan, and every other advanced economy COMBINED. Of course, there are people who are still struggling, that is why we need to vote Democratic in all offices this November, to elect people who will fight for the working man and woman. We can't afford to have these gains reversed.
I'd rather go blind, baby!
Now you can own a piece of history from the Rob Ford crack scandal. As part of his ongoing eBay selloff of memorabilia from his embattled mayoral reign, Councillor Ford posted four more items on the auction website Wednesday including the NFL team logo tie he was wearing on that fateful day he admitted to smoking crack cocaine and added that it was “probably in one of my drunken stupors.” Along with the tie, Ford is also auctioning off the pants he was photographed in while shopping at Wal-Mart, Bidding was already up to $1,425 by 10 p.m. What is wrong with that?
Watch what happens in this thread, and why does he like Anthony Recker?
In 1999, Columba Bush, the wife of then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was detained and fined by federal customs officials for misrepresenting the amount of clothing and jewelry she had bought while on a solo five-day shopping spree in Paris. The incident left the Florida first lady deeply mortified and her husband politically chagrined. Jeb Bush said his wife had misled customs officials because she did not want him to know that she had spent about $19,000 on the trip. "The embarrassment I felt made me ashamed to face my family and friends," Columba Bush said in a July 1999 speech to the Central Florida Make-a-Wish Foundation, not long after the incident. "It was the worst feeling I've ever had in my life." The ordeal did not stop her from spending, however. Less than a year later, she took out a loan to buy $42,311.70 worth of jewelry on a single day, according to records filed with the state of Florida by Mayors Jewelers. That purchase was part of a pattern by Columba Bush of borrowing to buy tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry at a time from the South Florida store over a 14-year period. Documentation available online, which does not include the details of two transactions made less than six weeks apart in 1995, shows that she spent a total of more than $90,000 at the store. Jeb Bush's political team insisted that her tastes and shopping habits should not be an issue. "Mrs. Bush bought jewelry from time to time from Mayors Jewelers over the years. Though not required to be reported, these purchases in 2000 were included as accounts payable on Governor Bush's financial disclosure that year, and paid off the next," Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said by email. Campbell also said that the governor was "aware she made purchases from time to time." That kind of spending, though well within his means, may present a challenge for Jeb Bush as he prepares for a presidential run with a message that the playing field between rich and poor is not fair or level. In recent years, candidates in both parties have had to answer questions about high-dollar transactions by themselves and their family members, whether a $400 haircut for John Edwards, six-figure speaking fees for Hillary Rodham Clinton, or the number of homes and cars Mitt Romney owned.
I have no desire to see it, despite the raves, and despite the fact Miles Teller is hot in an offbeat way. "Full metal Jacket" in Viet Nam was bad enough: why would I want to see it transposed to Julliard?
Does anyone remember him doing the segment back in the 90s? There'd be dead silence from the audience during each lame joke he'd attempt to make. It was painful. He'd fall back on his, "Nothing? No?" asking the audience if they really didn't think "that" joke was funny. Tina Fey, really revived the segment. It was her and Jimmy Fallon, who I don't find funny at all, but he was able to deliver. Then he left, and it was Tina and Amy Poehler, who's amazing. Then Tina left, and it was Amy and Seth Meyers. Then she left, and now it's just Seth, who's awesome! I know jokes can still go over like lead balloons during the segment, but when I look back at the Norm Macdonald years, nothing is worse than that! I don't know why Lorne Michaels continued to let him do it. Maybe because they share the same politics. SNL had a real problem doing political satire for most of the 00s, until Sarah Palin hit the trail. The last time SNL knocked it out of the part when it came to politics, was back during the Clinton years, with their portrayals of Janet Reno, and Linda Tripp. The political sketches and Weekend Update have proven to be so well-received, that they've been spun off into their own show during the week. Perhaps I'm the only one who enjoys where SNL has headed in recent years. Everyone thought it was over after Wigg left, but the new players they have are wonderful, including our own family member: Kate McKinnon!!! SNL is never going to become what it was in the 70s, and even the Mike Meyers years again, but for where we are, I think they're doing a pretty good job. Who do you think was the worst Weekend Update news anchor?
Her last album "MDNA" bombed, selling only 1.8 million worldwide, the worst-selling album of her career. They gave the album away with tour tickets and perfume too. The album's three singles all flopped. The first single, a critical disaster, "Give Me All Your Luvin'" got to #10 on the charts thanks to Live Nation paying for airplay. It still only got to #10 even after the Super Bowl promotion, and giving the single away with pre-orders. The next two singles bombed, even in places like the UK, one of her most dedicated markets. "Give Me All Your Luvin'" charted at #37, "Girl Gone Wild," "MDNA"'s second single, charted at #73, and the third and last single "Turn Up The Radio" chart at #175. It didn't even chart in the US. Then there was horrible film "W.E." in 2012, which cost $29 million to make, and only made $868,439 at the box office. Does she understand that she's musically irrelevant now? Should she just stick to performing "Greatest Hits" tours? I'm betting she lives in a bubble with a whole load of Yes Men. Her last tour didn't pull in the same amount of $$$ as the previous one, although it didn't remarkably well. Why? She's still having to sing "Vogue" and "Like A Virgin". Her personal life is a disaster as well - all the plastic surgery, 20-year-old bought and paid for boyfriends, etc. Then she's still in that freaky cult. Oh, let's not forget her taking her tits and showing her ass and vagina at 54, she trying to prove that she's hot and trying to shock people. Do you think she can accept simply being a touring artist, a nostalgia act? That's all she has now. Her directing career, which she was aiming for, is never going to happen. We're seeing and discussing child stars and over-the-hill celebs in crisis non-stop today. I imagine Madonna's going to be added to the list.
By shifting the show into the far future, they have made it hysterical. Love this.
The original Part Two was 3:02ed. Here's Max Emerson:
$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 think he's bigger than Jon Hamm.
I've had many so it's hard to choose. I think it's a toss up between Burger King in high school and the phone surveying job I had in college where one day I came in and they wanted me to call people up and ask what brand of toilet paper they used. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. My fight-or-flight response kicked in & I told my manager I needed to go use the Coke machine…walked out and ended up being fired for it. Yours?
My tastes change. Lately I'm into oral but usually its bareback fucking with hairy men.
I still have a crush despite having been rejected almost 3 years ago. I just can't get over it. So pathetic. You?
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I've seen a number of insomniac / sleep problem threads, so I know this isn't gay pointless bitchery - but I thought it would be interesting. The drug is called Belsomra (Suvorexant). It works on the "Orexin" pathway, unlike any existing drug right now. Orexin is responsible for keeping you awake (narcoleptics don't have normal orexin receptors). It essentially shuts down the "wake" system rather than promote the sleep system via GABA (like benzos). I took my first dose yesterday...i'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I slept ok... and earlier than I would have normally, but I felt tired today. It's too early to say much. Also, Merck had a huge fight with the FDA over the dose - and the FDA forced them to market a lower dose than what Merck found effective in the trials because of all the ambien controversy...so there might be some tinkering with the dose coming up. Anyway - for the insomniacs out there - here's some food (or drug) for thought. I've been on a LOT to deal with sleep issues, but nothing works for very long.
Want to tell us about it?
Is he still around?
New thread by request.
Now that the dust has settled, why did Eddie triumph? Better performance? Eddie schmoozed the Academy better than MK? MK is disliked in Hollywood? Curious what the discerning minds of the DL think.
26? Really? Oh dear.
He DOES work at Cinnabon!
Here we go -- again!
Do you agree? It still creeps me out thinking about it.
I'm just sayin'
Celebrity Caterer posted this blind item in his Oscars 2014 thread: [thread]This actor is rumored to be dipping his toes in the coming out pot. Before this I had never heard he might be gay. Yet jokes on the set are being made by him. Plays a womanizer (don't they all?) and crazy gay buzz suddenly abounds. The answer was superhot James Wolk, star of The Crazy Ones, Mad Men and Happy Endings. This thread is for gossip, sightings and photo appreciation of one of the hottest potentially gay men alive.
Will he work again? Movie career?
Yes, we know she looks like shit now, but she's full of it too. Apparently she was on The Talk recently and discussed her reconciliation with John Ritter: "We did (reconcile). I was in a beauty salon and I hadn't talked to him in a long time. I really felt so badly because I love John Ritter and it was over a contract dispute that never should have infiltrated John and I... "In the beauty salon, the receptionist comes over and says, 'You have a phone call... It's John Ritter.' I go over and pick up the phone and he says, 'Listen, I forgive you.' I had a little trouble with that, but I let that go, and I said, 'I love you and I've always loved you.'" Really? Because a few years ago her story was: "I was in the bathroom at a premiere for "Victor/Victoria" and [Amy Yasbeck] walked in and -- she's this beautiful woman. And she said, 'I am John Ritter's wife.' And I didn't know her. And, she said, 'You and John have to get together.' And she dragged me out of the bathroom and brought me to his table. And the two of us just looked at each other and hugged each other, and cried."
A CBS drama.
Does he need to do another series or should he try for features?
Crazy Ones's collapse is complete.
[bold]*[/bold]Came up with the idea for Gone Girl (she's the original Amazing Amy) [bold]*[/bold]Wrote Purple Rain for Prince [bold]*[/bold]Named Apple computer as well as Google, Facebook and Yahoo [bold]*[/bold]helped Michael Jackson come up with his ranch name Neverland [bold]*[/bold]Michael Hutchence gave her the nickname Tiger Lily for the Peter Pan character. [bold]*[/bold]Named Papa John’s Pizza after writing the song Papa Don’t Preach recorded by Madonna Oh my god, it scares me that this woman walks amongst us. She makes Kellie, "The Muse" look sane!
From the corner of her eye going down her cheek.
I'm guessing the answer is no! I think she actually started to believe that whole silly "greatest living actress" nonsense herself. Her mannered performances, self-gratifying awards acceptance speeches and that constant smirk on her face are becoming really painful to watch! And I think even her biggest fans can admit that some of her shenanigans (like that Walt Disney/Emma Thompson thing) were really embarassing. Can you imagine someone ripping Margaret Thatcher to shreds before giving her an award for The Iron Lady? Nope, but she can get away with something like this because she's Meryl fucking Streep. I just hope she'd go away, for a couple of years at least, so we can get some rest from her.
This indie movie was recommended in an article, and the Metacritic reviews were overwhelmingly positive, so I picked it up at the library. Jenny Slade played a twentysomething standup comic in Williamsburg (imagine any of Lena Dunham's characters) who was supposed to be funny, but was just awful. Fifteen minutes into it, I was thinking "This is so romcom-cliche, I'm surprised she doesn't have a gay best friend," and in he walked five minutes later. I bailed after 40 minutes. Fucking horrible, and the whole thing looked like it was shot and recorded with an iPhone. And yet it was nominated for a slew of film festival awards (see link). Did anyone else see this?
Tyler's new soap about a dysfunctional wealthy family is set to premiere on OWN on May 28. The cast includes John Schneider as the wealthy family patriarch and Aaron O'Connell (the hot guy from those Liquid Plumr commercials) as his alcoholic son.
I heard NBC news' ratings are actually up without Brian Williams.
Touch down in LA. Will they be at the Oscars?
Researchers from Cambridge University have found that it is possible to make a baby using the skin cells of parents of the same sex. A stem cell research breakthrough has revealed that in just two years same-sex couples could have their own biological children. Researchers from Cambridge University have discovered that it is possible to make a baby using skin cells of parents of the same sex. The researchers have shown, for the first time, that human egg and sperm cells can be made from stem cells in the skin of two adults. They have stated that the technique could mean same-sex couples could have babies in just two years. The scientists used stem cell lines from embryos as well as cells from the skin of five different adults. Ten different donor sources have been used so far and new germ-cell lines have been created from all of them. The team, funded by The Wellcome Trust, compared the engineered stem cells with human cells from foetuses to make sure they had identical characteristics. Azim Surani, leader of the project, told The Sunday Times: “We have succeeded in the first and most important step of this process, which is to show we can make these very early human stem cells in a dish. We have also discovered that one of the things that happens in these germ cells is that epigenetic mutations, the cell mistakes that occur with age, are wiped out.” Recently, MPs voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.
For a quick break on all things Madonna, freepers and murders, check out this cute clip where Conan tries out Grinder.
Shades of Snowpiercer. I know global warming gets all the attention, but global cooling would be far worse. We are living in an interglacial era. Every time the world gets closer to our current peak, it quickly plunges into another ice age. These interglacial periods appear to have some correlation with sunspot activity. The latest news on sunspot activity is similar to other cold spells. Although sunspot data only goes back a few hundred years, the "mini-ice age" from 1250-1850 leads to this detail- [quote]…if history is a guide, it is safe to say that weak solar activity for a prolonged period of time can have a negative impact on global temperatures in the troposphere which is the bottom-most layer of Earth’s atmosphere - and where we all live. There have been two notable historical periods with decades-long episodes of low solar activity. The first period is known as the “Maunder Minimum”, named after the solar astronomer Edward Maunder, and it lasted from around 1645 to 1715. The second one is referred to as the “Dalton Minimum”, named for the English meteorologist John Dalton, and it lasted from about 1790 to 1830. Both of these historical periods coincided with below-normal global temperatures in an era now referred to by many as the “Little Ice Age”. In addition, research studies in just the past couple of decades have found a complicated relationship between solar activity, cosmic rays, and clouds on Earth. This research suggests that in times of low solar activity where solar winds are typically weak; more cosmic rays reach the Earth’s atmosphere which, in turn, has been found to lead to an increase in certain types of clouds that can act to cool the Earth. Here is the link that got me thinking. Notice how the planet is at the peak temperature. Hundreds of thousands of years of data, all showing that we are on the cusp of a new ice age.
I would ask if you bitches are jealous but I already know the answer.
Have you ever been stalked or watched by someone either in person or using a camera? Who did it? Did you ever find out why? What were the signs?
Has anyone seen this show? It stars people like Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophie Bush, Jesse Soffer, and Patrick Flueger. It, and "Chicago Fire," are like what NBC was doing a decade ago with "Third Watch" (which was good for kicking off Bobby Cannavale's career and getting some viewers to become familiar with Kim Raver).
She said she prayed to Jesus all night and He definitely delivered. Here's a rare glimpse of Jesus blessing Arquette during her speech.
Here she is recently picking up little Louis from kindergarten
A lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable Inc., Rev. Al Sharpton and the NAACP alleges that the media companies discriminated against black-owned businesses and paid activists like Sharpton to “whitewash” its practices. The complaint alleges that Comcast gave large donations to Sharpton, the NAACP and other civil rights groups to make it appear that the cable company was promoting diversity, even while it was failing to follow through on a promise to do so. The lawsuit, seeking $20 billion, was filed in Los Angeles federal court Friday by Entertainment Studios, a television company founded by black producer and comedian Byron Allen and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM). The complaint, which comes as regulators mull a $45-billion merger between Comcast and TWC, alleges that Comcast has refused to do business with Allen and other black media executives. “Comcast has engaged in, and is engaging in, pernicious, intentional racial discrimination in contracting,” it reads. Whether or not it gets anywhere is another question. Anyone can file a lawsuit alleging anything and claiming any amount of money. Both Sharpton and Comcast dismissed the allegations Monday. In an interview with Variety, Sharpton called the lawsuit a “bogus statement from a person who has no credibility” and he told the Hollywood Reporter that he will be bringing counterclaims for defamation. The National Action Network also questioned Allen’s credibility in its statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “We would gladly defend our relationship with any company as well as to state on the record why we found these discriminatory accusations made by said party to be less than credible and beneath the standards that we engage in.” The lawsuit also accuses Sharpton, the National Action Network (the non-profit civil rights organization he founded in 1991), the NAACP and the National Urban League, claiming that the groups signed “sham diversity agreements” with Comcast in exchange for donations, knowing that the cable company would leverage the agreements to mask its discriminatory practices. The complaint particularly calls out Sharpton and his non-profit, which it says “has a business model and track record of obtaining payments from corporate entities in exchange for his support.” This critique has been leveled at him before, in the Daily Beast and the New York Post, though neither accusation came of anything. This is the second complaint from Entertainment Studios and NAAAOM, whose president Mark DeVitre is also an executive at Allen’s company. In December the group filed a $10 billion lawsuit against AT&T and DirectTV, accusing the groups of similar discrimination. No other black-owned companies joined the accusations against Comcast. In sweeping language, this latest complaint accuses Comcast of instituting a “Jim Crow” process for licensing programs, claiming that black-owned channels are only granted “carriage agreements” (contracts allowing companies like Comcast and Time Warner to distribute a programmer’s content) if they agree to terms inferior to those given to white-owned companies. According to the complaint, black-owned businesses receive just $3 million of the $15 billion Comcast spends on channel carriage and advertising. Comcast communications director John Demmings wrote in an email that the lawsuit was “frivolous” and that company’s negotiations with the plaintiff have been in good faith. But Allen, who says he first approached the distributor seven years ago, said in a phone interview that he’d been put off by Comcast executives year after year. One executive allegedly told him that the company was “not trying to create any more Bob Johnsons,” referring to the millionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television, which was sold to Viacom in 2001 for $3 billion. “This is why black-owned media is becoming extinct,” Allen said. “It’s economic genocide.” In 2010, Comcast signed a “memorandum of understanding” with civil rights groups as part of an effort to win approval for its merger with NBC Universal. In the agreement, the cable company committed to adding 10 new minority owned and operated networks, at least four of which would be run by African Americans. Sharpton, who lobbied for the merger in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and signed on to the memorandum, said that the company’s 2010 meeting with minority leaders was the most important factor in his decision to support Comcast’s bid. He was given a job as host for MSNBC’s PoliticsNation in August 2011, six months after the merger was approved — a move that raised questions about a potential conflict of interest. The complaint alleges that the position was part of a quid-pro-quo deal for Sharpton’s approval of the merger, as was $140,000 in donations to his National Action Network. (A Comcast spokesperson confirmed that number to the Daily Beast in 2011.) “They pay him a little bit of money instead of spending the tens of millions and billions they should be paying to the black community,” Allen said. Despite the goals laid out in the memorandum, the lawsuit says that Comcast now distributes only one black-owned channel, the Africa Network, which is run by a former Comcast executive, and that the company’s other purportedly black-owned channels are actually controlled by white-owned businesses. “Defendants NAACP, National Urban League, and Al Sharpton’s National Action Network signed onto the MOUs with Comcast knowing — and agreeing — that Comcast would use the MOUs to perpetuate civil rights violations against 100% African American–owned media companies, including Entertainment Studios,” the complaint reads. According to a New York Times and Center for Public Integrity investigation published last year, the NAACP received $30,000 in donations from Comcast between 2004 and 2012. The National Urban League, another defendant listed in the complaint, received $835,000. Both organizations expressed support for a merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. (For the record, lots of companies routinely and regularly donate money to such groups.) Speaking with Variety, Sharpton said that Allen had approached various civil rights groups for support in getting his channels carried, but had been turned down because Entertainment Studios’ networks were “below the standards of what we wanted to support.” Allen’s network operates eight channels and distributes 36 shows including Cars.TV, which won an Emmy for “Outstanding Lifestyle Program” in 2012. According to Allen’s attorney, Skip Miller, Entertainment Studios is the only black-owned multi-channel producer in the U.S. and its content is carried by Verizon, AT&T, RCN and a number of other distributors. A Federal Communications Commission official, who asked not to be named because of the ongoing FCC review of the Comcast-TWC merger, said that Allen is a “legitimate” producer and that the commission should take his complaint seriously. “The allegations are serious allegations and they go to the very heart of the Comcast commitment made under their first merger with NBCU,” he said, referring to the 2010 memoranda. If combined, Comcast and Time Warner Cable would control 30 percent of the American TV market, giving it broad control over the kinds of programming that get produced — a fact that has become a focal point for opposition to the proposed deal. “The FCC should look at the impact these allegations in light of what a new proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable entity would look like,” the official said. “These allegations themselves are based on the core of what they’re talking about as relevant in the review of the merger.” The commission is expected to complete its review of the merger sometime this quarter.
but will be the main star. And it has been given a title: "American Horror Story: Hotel." I am not making this up.
Bulimic or anorexic?
Madonna revealed the full tracklist for her new album Rebel Heart on iTunes today, and there’s one especially curious inclusion. “Iconic,” the album’s ninth track, features both young hip-hop talent Chance The Rapper and legendary boxer/outrageous person Mike Tyson. Madonna popped up on Chance’s Instagram in late 2013 and again last October, around the same time Madge posted a Chance portrait on her own account, so his appearance on the album comes as no surprise. Tyson, though, is a bit of a shocker — or at least a head-scratcher. I wonder if he was in the studio at the same time as Chance; if so, between this and his recent interview with Earl Sweatshirt, Iron Mike is really getting a handle on the young hip-hop talents of the world. Rebel Heart also includes the previously announced Nicki Minaj collab “Bitch I’m Madonna” and the Nas-featuring “Veni Vedi Vici,” and it’s a whopping 19 tracks long. Full tracklist below: 01 “Living For Love” 02 “Devil Pray” 03 “Ghosttown” 04 “Unapologetic Bitch” 05 “Illuminati” 06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) 07 “Hold Tight” 08 “Joan Of Arc” 09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson) 10 “HeartBreakCity” 11 “Body Shop” 12 “Holy Water” 13 “Inside Out” 14 “Wash All Over Me” 15 “Best Night” 16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas) 17 “S.E.X.” 18 “Messiah” 19 “Rebel Heart”
How to hide a bruise and a pretty big bump? All of it is on my face. No physical or emotional abuse going on. Just two guys laughing and drinking,then when his head came up too fast and now I have a 3 inch wide, and a 5 inch bump on my cheek, with my ugly bruising that is going to take a week to even come up. It still hasn't started to bruise, but if past experience holds I'll look deformed for 2 more days, and then I'll have that dark purple Bruising with some very nasty red thrown. I called in for work tomorrow no way can I go into work like this, I work with children damaged by beatings. I've been putting ice on it for 30 minutes and 10 off Is there any advice you can give me? !!!PLEASE!!! Also going to need some advice on how to apply
The US built a nuclear bomb in about 3 or 4 years while fighting two of the most powerful countries on Earth, 70 years ago. Today, even North Korea, India and Pakistan managed to build one. How is it the Iranians are having so much trouble building one now? Is it all fiction? Should we just obliterate them?
I get the fact that it can be titillating but I wouldn't always like porn in music vids. Even though the guy fucking in this music vid is hot. Do you think he's hot?
Another cast, another season. Cast revealed (at link).
The up-and-coming actor is mostly known for his role in the long-running British soap EastEnders British actor Ben Hardy has reportedly landed a key role in Bryan Singer’s upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse. Hardy’s part in the comic-book film sequel hasn’t yet been disclosed but the Wrap reports it will be “important.” Fans of British dramas will recognize Hardy as Peter Beale from long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders. He’ll be joining X-Men regulars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult.
I find him objectionable in about nine seconds of viewing/hearing. Is it because he's bravely out?
A social and economic system that respects the right of each human being to be free to guide his own life as he chooses, that requires of men respectful and courteous conduct toward their fellow human beings, and which fosters a modesty of belief against any presumption against paternalism is surely the most ethical system of social cooperation ever stumbled upon my mankind.
What's it like? How do you know it's not a mass murderer or someone picking you up for sex? How haven't there been any incidents of this?
Found: a black hole 12bn times the size of the sun Scientists name new ‘object’ SDSS J0100+2802 and say it is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang Press Association, Wednesday 25 February 2015 19.35 EST A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed. The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar - an intensely powerful galactic radiation source - with a million billion times the sun’s energy output. For years the nature of quasars, discovered in 1963, remained a mystery. Today scientists believe they are generated by matter heating up as it is dragged into supermassive black holes at the centre of distant galaxies. The new object, named SDSS J0100+2802, is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe. Astronomers cannot explain how such an enormous black hole could have formed so early in cosmic history, soon after the first stars and galaxies emerged. Dr Fuyan Bian, from the Australian National University, a member of the international team, said: “Forming such a large black hole so quickly is hard to interpret with current theories ... “This black hole at the centre of the quasar gained enormous mass in a short period of time.” The quasar, the brightest ever detected in the early universe, was found after astronomers conducted a survey of distant luminous objects using data from several large telescopes around the world. It had a “redshift” - a measurement of the stretching of light to the red end of the spectrum by the expansion of the universe - of 6.30, marking it out as a very distant and old object. Only 40 known quasars have a redshift higher than six, the yardstick used to define the early universe boundary. It was formed soon after the end of the “epoch of reionisation”, a transformative era that ended the “cosmic dark age” following the Big Bang and created the star-filled universe we know today. Astronomers have uncovered more than 200,000 quasars dating as far back as 700m years after the Big Bang. Despite their high luminosity they are extremely faint because of their great distance and difficult to find. Professor Xue-Bing Wu, from Peking University in China, who led the study reported in the journal Nature, said: “This quasar is very unique. We are so excited, when we found that there is such a luminous and massive quasar only 0.9bn years after the Big Bang. Just like the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe, its glowing light will help us to probe more about the early universe.” US co-author Dr Yuri Beletsky, from the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC, said: “This quasar is a unique laboratory to study the way that a quasar’s black hole and host galaxy co-evolve. Our findings indicate that in the early universe, quasar black holes probably grew faster than their host galaxies, although more research is needed to confirm this idea.” The quasar’s black hole dwarfs the one at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, which has mass of three million suns.
Wow! The man looks good for 63. (Although the whole being an idiot thing sort of detracts from the package.)
I think it's so strange when people act like torture and lies by the government is some new thing. FDR knew that Japan was going to bomb Pearl Harbor, but kept it secret so he had an excuse to enter WW2. He allowed thousands of innocent men and women to die so he could convince the "average person" to enter WW2. Fuck him, and the people that love his bullshit. You are the same moronic thug assholes that allowed Bush to invade and bomb the Middle East based on bullshit.
Bravo's first scripted series premieres tonight. I'm loving it already: funny, quick-paced, and SOOOOO many gorgeous guys! LOVE IT!
Despite bringing new opportunities in the short term, the sheen of an Oscar victory can sometimes only last so long. Just ask two-time winner Dianne Wiest. The 66-year-old actress, who begins previews Tuesday for off-Broadway production Rasheeda Speaking, told the New York Times she is facing money issues due to a lack of high-paying work. "I have to move out of my apartment soon," Wiest said of her struggle to cover her rent. She earned Oscars for best supporting actress for 1986's Hannah and Her Sisters and 1994's Bullets Over Broadway, both directed by Woody Allen. But after that, she found she was only getting offered roles to play "a nice mom, and that's it. That's all that ever came, except in theater." Wiest, who was the focus of one of the vignettes in 2007's David Wain-directed comedy The Ten, added that she doesn't plan on trying to write her own roles. "I think that if it's meant to happen, it will happen,” she said. “Which is I guess a real sign of stupidity." Her recent credits include the Al Pacino-starring The Humbling, released Friday, and 2012's The Odd Life of Timothy Green, along with a 2014 episode of NBC's The Blacklist.
Does anybody care about her anymore? She was supposed to become a juggernaut in the entertainment industry and instead she is barely mentioned these days. Too many gimmicks, no substance and nowhere to go? Certainly seems like it. What say you DL?
What secret way do you have to tell them apart?
Which of her hairstyles to you plan to try in 2015?
Why is her face so fat?
My friend recently confessed he's been HIV+ for three years. It was actually an AIDS researcher who swore up and down he was negative who convinced him to bareback! My friend was still bitter about the whole thing but ready to forgive just to move forward. (I do think drugs were involved during sex but I didn't ask) Do you know who gave you HIV and how do you feel about it? Please refrain from AIDS- shaming in this thread.
Meet Tyler Deaton of Kansas City, the Charlie Manson of the evangelical movement. Long read but fascinating if you have time.
While you were busy freaking out about government surveillance, censorship blossomed at the one corporation that has the most power to fight -- or enable -- suppression of speech. Google is the world's dominant force in both advertising and search, deciding what one out of every two internet users is allowed to see. Until today, Google's Blogger platform allowed "images or videos that contain nudity or sexual activity," and stated that "Censoring this content is contrary to a service that bases itself on freedom of expression." That was policy reversed abruptly Monday when Google informed Blogger users they'd be effectively disappeared if Google decided their blogs contain "sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video." ...
Bitch looks amazing for 54, even without make-up. I want the name of her surgeon, STAT!
...but so sad about that obvious cold sore!
Randy Johnson (97.3%) was a five-time Cy Young Award winner. Pedro Martinez (91.1%) won three Cys and led MLB in ERA five times. John Smoltz (82.9%) amassed 213 wins to go with 154 saves. Craig Biggio (82.7%) racked up 3,060 hits while playing three positions up the middle. Together, they make up the Hall of Fame's Class of 2015. The induction ceremony is scheduled for July 26 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Serious question. Is there?
W T F ?
Yesterday my youngest brother sent me a link from his school's counseling center addressing impostor syndrome, particularly its effect upon young women. It was startling and extremely painful for me to read, as I think my brother has correctly identified a set behaviors that have marked me since middle school. Has anyone here experienced this phenomenon, and has anyone managed to transcend it?
01.25.15 Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ Claims the Church Split Up Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Alex Gibney’s highly anticipated documentary Going Clear, which premiered at Sundance, makes some shocking claims about Scientology A-lister Tom Cruise. Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is arguably the most hotly anticipated film premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. HBO Documentary Films, which is releasing the eye-opening documentary on the Church of Scientology later this year, hired a team of 160 lawyers to look over the movie, and the church, despite not having seen it, took out a recent ad in The New York Times accusing Gibney’s film of being “a Rolling Stone/UVA redux.” I just attended the first screening of Going Clear, which is based on the book of the same name by Lawrence Wright, and can report that it is a scathing exposé on Scientology and makes some startling accusations about its most famous member, Tom Cruise. The film alleges that the Church of Scientology used a number of intimidation tactics to force Cruise to split from Nicole Kidman. According to the testimony of Marty Rathbun, formerly the second-highest ranking official in the Church of Scientology who left in 2004, Scientology head David Miscavige was suspicious of Cruise’s second wife, whose father was a renowned psychologist in his native Australia. Scientology is vehemently opposed to psychiatry and psychology, and Rathbun claims that because of Kidman’s father, she was labeled a “Potential Trouble Source” (PTS), defined by the Church of Scientology as “a person who is in some way connected to and being adversely affected by a suppressive person.” Gibney’s film claims that Kidman, who was raised Catholic, convinced Cruise to distance himself from the Church of Scientology between 1992 and 2001, and that during the filming of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Cruise wasn’t returning Miscavige’s phone calls, though Miscavige was one of Cruise’s best pals and served as best man in his wedding to Kidman. Cruise’s silence allegedly infuriated Miscavige, who then assigned Rathbun to the A-list couple. “I was to facilitate the breakup with Nicole Kidman,” Rathbun says in the film. Rathbun alleges in the film that the Church of Scientology then waged an aggressive campaign to get Cruise to dump Kidman, including having a private investigator wiretap her phone—at Cruise’s apparent suggestion, according to Rathbun—and sending the tapes to Miscavige. The Church of Scientology also began “auditing” Cruise around the clock, according to the film, aggressively psychoanalyzing him and gathering personal information. The information was then allegedly sent to Miscavige, whom Rathbun claims blasted Cruise for his “perverted” sexual fetishes. Furthermore, Rathbun says the Church of Scientology “re-educated” Cruise’s adopted children with Kidman, Connor and Isabella, into turning against their mother so that Cruise could retain custody. Cruise divorced Kidman in 2001 and following the split became more active in the Church of Scientology, receiving the church’s Freedom Medal of Valor in 2004 and becoming Scientology’s de facto Hollywood spokesman. Going Clear also claims that the Church of Scientology takes great pains to accommodate Cruise, including installing all the audiovisual equipment in his home, purchasing him limousines and airplanes, and once even having its members design a meadow for Cruise and Kidman to run through—an alleged fantasy of Cruise’s. Cruise and Kidman, the film notes in a card before the film’s final credits, both refused to be interviewed for Gibney’s movie.
He's gay, right? I'm watching him give the forecast on Good Day NY in my doctor's office. He's incredibly muscular, really well-groomed, and has a certain "pingy" quality about him. So what's the verdict on this gorgeous weather hottie?
Just saw this chick at Joe's Pub. Loved her. Hottest thing to hit downtown NYC since Bette played the Continental baths.
Whom is datalounge voting for? Take my poll.
great article-he even stays at the Little Nell resort in Aspen CO
Well, should I do it?
Anyone own this LP from 1957? What a cover!
“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte
he was the bitchy one in Cycle 21, Guys vs. Girls who gave everyone attitude and dumped on cutie Matt. She was killed by the boyfriend she was cheating on with Denzel while in the house. Sympathies to Tyra and Mirjana's family.
It's flabbergasting to me this was a love triangle gone wrong, and she was at the center of it.
and yours too!
Tell us some things that you''ve used to fuck yourself with that wasn''t a penis or a dildo. Its anonymous, so please be honest.%0D\ %0D\ I''ll start, the top of a bowling pin.
Let's collect and display hot twinks!
Because some of us like it!
Did your parents support you after college until you got a decent job? Did your parents give you the down payment on a house or car? After college my parents stopped paying for me. And when I was looking to buy a house, they didn't offer to kick in a little bit to help. Now I'm finding out that all of these parents are helping their kids out and I'm not really sure what to make of it. Thoughts?
Cancel this abomination of a show.
What are things you remember from commercials as a kid?
Sorry, I'm the obsessed Brenton Thwaites troll, but I've GOT to know what the consensus is!
She will end her career as a loser. Unless something really drastic happens I can't see how she'd win.
I really like this guy, but thoughts of him often invade me when I'm doing everyday things. I'd really like it if I can stop thinking about him because quite frankly, it's really a waste of life's energy. What are your method for stopping?
Anyone watching? - Because I have to vent. The kids are wannabe actors, not wannabe chefs. A few are from wealthy parents who are "gifting" their spoiled brats with a TV show. The rest were auditioned for personality and energy. None had to show any cooking skills. NONE of the kids cooked anything. The cameras show them chopping, stirring, plating, etc. What they don't show are the real chefs (I was one) who actually cook the dishes and style the plates. All of the "confessions" are scripted, as are the chats over the food with the judges. It was a pain in the ass because there were so many takes. I know most people know this "reality" crap is BS, but as a real chef, I am insulted and disgusted. I know, "Mary!!" Seeing 9/10/12 year olds getting praised for something I made was much worse when I saw it all edited for TV. I will never work on "reality" TV, or with entitled, bratty little twats and their vulgar parents ever again. On a side note, Gordon is charming beyond belief. If you want a laugh, and want to see 8 -13 year olds turn out 5 star dishes and pastries, and plate them more beautifully than many top restaurants, it's at least enjoyable to make fun of.
I believe that television shows are not a forum for expressing personal religious, social or political views. However, I have not objected when fellow performers have worn Pink Shirt to express their support for Anti-Bullying Measures; that’s their choice. My choice is NOT to wear a Pink Shirt. Soap Opera Digest readers should know wearing a Pink Shirt is no longer entirely voluntary. Those who began by offering Pink Shirts to performers now resort to extreme tactics in pursuit of their express goal of 100 percent conformity. When performers arrive at a television program, individuals who attempt give Pink Shirts to them accost them. A performer who declines may be accosted at the pre-show reception, again while waiting backstage and again at the press conference after the show. Offering these Pink Shirts to celebrities was, in my view, a benign and pro-social act. On the other hand, aggressively badgering performers to compel the wearing of Pink Shirts is no only demeaning to bullying victims and to the desperate need for the bullying to stop, but an offense against personal freedom. By attempting to force 100 percent conformity, these activists are now attempting to make the Pink Shirt a visible litmus test for separating those individuals who empathize with bullying victims and support of anti-bullying programs for those who do not. This is a misguided and dangerous notion. First, it misguidedly politicizes human tragedy. These Pink Shirts provide a means by which public figures can appear to make a ‘politically correct’ statement in favor of a cause they do not support. Second, any attempt to force conformity to a single social agenda attacks the freedom of expression. The extreme activities that resort to harassment to compel actors and actresses to wear these Pink Shirts are practicing a ‘90s brand of McCarthyism – and their behavior is deplorable. Our community was devastated by political extremists in the 1950s and again became a target during the last presidential campaign. It surpasses belief that men and women in the entertainment field would resort to shameful practices that the enemies of artistic freedom have used against us. Sadly, it falls to some of us who ardently support bullying victims and bullying programs to resist these tactics by personal example. Believe me, the easy way out would be to wear the Pink Shirt keep silent. But I won’t, because I don’t want these appalling tactics to succeed.
Do you engage in it either passively or actively?
Watch as The Queen does it right...
Was this movie considered shocking in the day? My mother said it scared the shit out of her when she was young. How sheltered were people about mental disorders and psychiatry back then?
She was in such bad shape (ritalin, heroin, liquor - you name it) in her later years. Why didn't her managers,producers cancel the shows? Was it because money would have to be refunded? Is that why they let her go on in such sorry shape? A friend saw her in concert at Keil Opera House in St. Louis and Judy fell asleep during one of her numbers. This was late 1968 I believe.
This thread is dedicated to the Black Male Porn Star who seems never to get any recognition. Is it marketing? Lack of self drive? Or, is it something else? So, cheers to the Black Male Porn Star! Share some pics, some info, or whatever you like about them! I'll start with the first few;
She will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brit Awards. She will also be singing a medley. How embarrassing.
Anyone watching? Some bitch is getting phone calls and text messages from someone who knows everything about her. She's at a Christmas party and the person is sending photos of her to her phone. They're then sending photos and messages and threats to her family's phones and her children's. I can never figure out if this show is real. I looked up one of the stories online from a previous episode and could find nothing about it. After this show tonight, they're premiering a new series, "See No Evil" ... the episode is about a woman who is caught on every surveillance camera in and around a shopping mall and she never comes out and was never found.
Please keep posting.
Sharpened labia of the night / Their breasts two strained and livid dots / Demons of piqued wicker drone...
Hot to death. Anyone else a fan of his or the show?
Do we know anything about him?
I think he's a 6.5 ish. Thoughts?
What a slight!
I have to say... the premiere was a bit underwhelming. It seemed awfully "forced" and "contrived". I hope it's just the nature of being a pilot that has to set up so much, and that future episodes are better. I'm still in.
On a cordless landline phone &/or a cell phone.
Repubs don't have enough votes to overrule Obama so this is it. The Keystone Pipeline is dead.
Because it bears repeating...
Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest. The Presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously. But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest -- including our security, safety, and environment -- it has earned my veto.
Or is it something no one on DL would ever admit to?
Age: 69 Cancer
Senator Rand Paul, of Kentucky, seems to have no problem contradicting himself. The self-proclaimed "constitutional conservative" is typically lost in libertarian thought leading him to make inflammatory sexist, racist and overbearingly hypocritical comments on nearly every issue he faces. Whether he's attempting to police women's bodies, ignoring police brutality for stingy tobacco taxes, or speaking out against vaccines and posting himself receiving booster shots only days later, Ron Paul's son is one politician you can unabashedly hate or enjoy laughing at. (see link)
The American Family Association has published a map directing people to the offices of LGBT charities – branding them ‘anti-Christian bigots’. The listed hate group, which has ties to the Republican National Committee, has launched a “bigotry map” to identify “groups and organizations that openly display bigotry toward the Christian faith”. The map gives directions to the offices linked with a number of groups, including branches of the Human Rights Campaign which campaign on gay rights. A number of the markers seem to be inaccurate – but others provide correct location details for the office addresses of gay rights groups. The AFA describes Human Rights Campaign as “the nation’s largest homosexual organization in America”. It adds: “Part of HRC’s driving agenda is legalizing homosexual marriage by judicial activism, bullying American corporations to embrace sexual perversion and encouraging lawsuits against Christian-owned businesses and states.” The map also states that anti-bullying charity GLSEN “infiltrates public schools with pro-homosexual indoctrination tactics, confusing many young people and misleading them into making dangerous and unhealthy lifestyle choices that will negatively affect their entire lives.” The American Family Association said: “A common practice of these groups is threatening our nation’s schools, cities and states. By threat of lawsuit, they demand that prayer be removed from schools and city council meetings, Ten Commandments monuments stricken from courthouses and memorial crosses purged from cemeteries and parks. “Because of anti-Christian bigotry, private business owners have been sued and forced to close their businesses. Families and businesses that express a Christian worldview on social issues often face vicious retaliation from anti-Christian zealots. “Some members or supporters of these groups have committed violent crimes against Christians and faith-based groups. Physical and profane verbal assaults against Christians are methods frequently exercised in their angry methods of intimidation.” The group recently dropped spokesman Bryan Fischer, who has claimed that gay men caused the Holocaust. Bryan Fischer recently claimed that Barack Obama is ordering Christians to “drop dead”, by signing an Executive Order outlawing anti-gay workplace discrimination. He also claimed that discrimination against gay people isn’t a problem, because we also discriminate against necrophiliacs. Commenting on the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to allow gay youth members, Fischer said that the organisation should be renamed the “Boy Sodomisers of America”.
How old were you when you first saw this? Did you see it in a theater? Did you see it in the original TODD- AO format? Post memories here!
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"In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions. As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us."
Cherry tycoon commits suicide amid drug raid on factory. Damn
DO NOT move to Arkansas.
Great, right after Arkansas banned any lgbt protestations statewide.
Hot little fucker, isn't he? (Ok, ok he isn't really twerking, but I bet he could if he set his ass to it.)
I''m assuming yes, because the music and acting SUCKED!
He's going nuts over being Brian Williams.
I know we did this before, but The Great Thread Purge of 2009 disappeared it forever. Antyway... which celebrities could pass for close relations? My choices: Jeff Goldblum and Ileana Douglas Gabrielle Union and Eriq LaSalle Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Ben Stiller and [pre-facelift] Christine Baranski Rory Cochran and Richard Nixon Yours?
I'm asking you 'cause you know about these things.
I've been to maybe 3 or 4. Love that Missoula, Montana made the list.
Twilight is over and her career has dried up. She's the dykiest actress since Jodie Foster. Come on!
She was on last season. She was know for having a boyfriend back home while trying to hook up with two other contestants on the show.
What other 57-yr. old was rolling around and touching their crotch? No one wants to get old, but maybe if you're a multi-millionaire, you can straighten-up and leave the thongs to the girls?
Well, I don't know what we did to cause Chapter Two of this thread to not open. Mr. Webmaster??? Anyway... I enjoyed that thread and I do not want to derail it at all. So, until Two reopens, if at all, let's proceed to three! It would happen anyway. Mr. Originator of that thread would you please the requirements of this thread. Thank you. Reminder: Some images are NSFW and please note--Like this first one: NSFW!
Will Hamilton be on The Road to Broadway or to Mecca? Are the producers of Fun Home in a Blood Knot? Sizwe Bansi Is Dead but so is Elaine Stritch Is Athol Fugard a "Master?" And what's new with the boys?
I just started - my first impression was 100%, but now I'm thinking it's more like 75% to 80%. Anyone want to hazard a guess? I'm wondering if my experience is typical.
It's not working out.
Old copies of the offending tome are kept in a secure “poison cabinet,” a literary danger zone in the dark recesses of the vast Bavarian State Library. A team of experts vets every request to see one, keeping the toxic text away from the prying eyes of the idly curious or those who might seek to exalt it. “This book is too dangerous for the general public,” library historian Florian Sepp warned as he carefully laid a first edition of “Mein Kampf” — Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto of hate — on a table in a restricted reading room. Nevertheless, the book that once served as a kind of Nazi bible, banned from domestic reprints since the end of World War II, will soon be returning to German bookstores from the Alps to the Baltic Sea. The prohibition on reissue for years was upheld by the state of Bavaria, which owns the German copyright and legally blocked attempts to duplicate it. But those rights expire in December, and the first new print run here since Hitler’s death is due out early next year. The new edition is a heavily annotated volume in its original German that is stirring an impassioned debate over history, anti-Semitism and the latent power of the written word. The book’s reissue, to the chagrin of critics, is effectively being financed by German taxpayers, who fund the historical society that is producing and publishing the new edition. Rather than a how-to guidebook for the aspiring fascist, the new reprint, the group said this month, will instead be a vital academic tool, a 2,000-page volume packed with more criticisms and analysis than the original text.
I was just thinking that RHOA and RHOBH are about to end, and this was the first time Bravo would have no Real Housewives airing, as RHONJ is on hold, and RHOC and RHONY are not ready to air. Until I read that Housewives of Melbourne has been given a primetime slot on Bravo in early March. Season 2!!! In my opinion, this may be the best of them all. So keeeep your Chinese Whisp-aaas to yourselves!
I was surprised to read she had five Oscar noms.
Datalounge has only been like this for a few years. Nowadays, any liberal figure, politic or implication gets atracked by right-wingers and bigots for right-wing purposes. Can there really be this many right-wing gays and lesbians?
I'm in my 30s and I have never understood why they are so revered. What did they bring to the music scene that changed everything? For example, if someone asked me how did Nirvana change music, I can give a reasonable explanation. I have listened to The Beatles and their sound wasn't exactly revolutionary for the time. What am I missing?
She is in no way, shape or form fat. I guess women are now supposed to look like rulers.
Donald Trump tells strategists 'you're hired' for potential 2016 presidential run The real-estate mogul insists this time his ambitions are for real, telling the Washington Post ‘I’m doing this because the country is in serious trouble’ Tom McCarthy in New York, Wednesday 25 February 2015 21.35 GMT For once, he’s hiring. The real-estate mogul Donald Trump, as famous for firing people on reality television as for anything else, has announced that he is adding staff in what he insists is really, this time, a serious look at a presidential run. Trump described preparations he is making for a purported potential presidential run in an interview with the Washington Post. He has, he said, “enlisted several strategists”; “retained an attorney”; “alerted GOP officials”; and turned down a renewal season of Celebrity Apprentice. An early obstacle Trump would face, should he indeed decide to run for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, would be wariness on the part of voters who have heard him talk before about such a run without ever seeing one materialize. In 2008 and again in 2012, Trump touted the possibility over months of statements in the media. But then he did not run. By trusting his stated intentions once again, the electorate could risk being made a Charlie Brown, taking one more run at kicking the football only to see it, at the last minute, being pulled away again. In the past, politicians such as Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin have been accused of running for president or talking about running for president in order to sell books or burnish a personal brand, instead of actually to win the presidency. Trump is said to enjoy being at the center of attention, which is where his talking about running for president sometimes places him, although he has other ways of getting there. Trump told the Post he was serious this time. “Everybody feels I’m doing this just to have fun or because it’s good for the brand,” Trump said. “Well, it’s not fun. I’m not doing this for enjoyment. I’m doing this because the country is in serious trouble.” Next stop: Iowa.
He's handsome but I'm not so sure about that hairpiece.
If Hollywood held a gun to your head and assigned you the task of selecting a subject and actor/actress for a biopic, whom would you choose? I've been reading a lot about Alexander McQueen lately and he would be my choice, played by a hair-lightened Tom Hardy.
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.
Mary Kay Place in Big Love. Your favorite?
What the fuck is this? How is it fucking cheaper for UPS or FedEx to deliver your package to the post office as opposed to my house which is two blocks away from my local post office. And I know they do this because it's cheaper, but why is it cheaper? The USPS adds at least two more days to the delivery time. And you guys are probably asking why didn't you use standard or two day shipping versus free shipping? Well... after this time, I now know better. Damn it!
The commercial at the link. Definitely. I loved going to the supermarket with my mom and dad on Friday nights. We'd always eat at McDonald's first. Dad would give me a dollar. I could buy a can of soda pop (35 cents), 3 comic books (15 cents each)and a big candy bar (20 cents). Then I would hurry my mother along so that I wouldn't miss "Donny and Marie" on ABC at 8pm. It was such an innocent time for me.
Child of the '70s
Starting from the first season. Saw some of it when it aired, but college was rough, so I missed a bit. Are there any shows like this on air today?
Despite disapproval from the American people and his own country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still intends to speak before Congress on March 3rd in an effort to sabotage President Obama. But the White House isn’t going to let him get away with it and Israel stands to lose big time. For years, Netanyahu has constantly whined that Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth, which is pretty ironic considering Israel has made an effort to exterminate Palestinians. Rather than commit US blood and treasure to a catastrophic war against Iran, President Obama has slapped them with sanctions and has opened diplomatic relations in the hopes of maintaining peace by preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon while allowing the use of nuclear power to generate energy. Clearly, however, Netanyahu isn’t pleased by this. He would rather see American troops start World War III and risk their own lives while American taxpayers foot the bill for it instead of Israelis. Republicans are also hawkish when it comes to Iran and they have pledged allegiance to a foreign leader instead of their own president. The GOP hates President Obama so much that House Speaker John Boehner blatantly broke US law to secretly invite Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress so they could embarrass the president together. In turn, the White House promised that there would be a price to pay for this total lack of respect. “There are things you simply don’t do,” a White House official said in January. “He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” And now, the White House is bringing the hammer down. According to the AP, President Obama is considering multiple options to fire back against Netanyahu. Among them: a presidential interview with a prominent journalist known for coverage of the rift between Obama and Netanyahu, multiple Sunday show television appearances by senior national security aides and a pointed snub of America’s leading pro-Israel lobby, which is holding its annual meeting while Netanyahu is in Washington, according to the officials. … But the White House is now doubling down on a cold-shoulder strategy, including dispatching Cabinet members out of the country and sending a lower-ranking official than normal to represent the administration at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the officials said.” Among the high level executive officials giving Netanyahu the cold-shoulder includes Vice-President Joe Biden, who would usually attend such a speech as part of his Senate President duties. However, Biden basically told Netanyahu to go f*ck himself by announcing his intention to be out of the country on that particular day. And that’s not all. The White House is also considering snubbing AIPAC, which would be huge since administrations usually send top foreign policy officials to represent the White House. The White House isn’t just angry about Netanyahu’s speech and his effort to sabotage diplomatic talks, they are also furious about Israel leaking details of the talks in an effort to demonize and derail them, even though nothing has been finalized, and won’t be until at least the end of March when a framework is tentatively scheduled to be in place. That’s why Israel is now being left out of the loop on negotiations. The White House and State Department have both publicly accused Israeli officials of leaking “cherry-picked” details of the negotiations to try to discredit the administration. And, in extraordinary admissions this week, the administration acknowledged that the U.S. is withholding sensitive details of the talks from Israel, its main Middle East ally, to prevent such leaks. Netanyahu needs to cancel this speech or his country needs to intervene and cancel it for him before it is too late. This act of disrespect is an effort to undermine President Obama’s authority on US soil, even though voters elected Obama to be their leader, NOT Netanyahu. This violation of protocol is so bad that even Fox News expressed shock and outrage that Republicans would disrespect President Obama in this way. This is a deliberate attempt to wreck crucial diplomatic negotiations with Iran that could peacefully prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon. But Netanyahu and Republicans oppose peace because what they want is a bloody and costly war. Only Netanyahu would rather Israel not be the country to fight it or pay for it. President Obama is done taking sh*t from the GOP and Netanyahu. After all, we are Israel’s greatest ally. They NEED us. We do NOT need them. Netanyahu is directly threatening our own national autonomy. Republicans seem to think Netanyahu is our real president, and frankly, it appears Netanyahu thinks he is as well. But he is overplaying his hand and crossing a line that should result in far steeper consequences for him and his tiny nation. It’s time to re-evaluate the “friendship” between our nation and Israel. Israel receives $3 billion in defense spending every year from the pockets of American taxpayers. This should be terminated immediately. Furthermore, if Israel wants to act like a bully, we should treat them like one. We’re talking about a nation that deliberately killed innocent Palestinian children in multiple attacks that killed thousands of human beings while multiple Israeli officials called for committing actual genocide. You know, like Hitler did to Jews during World War II. Last time I checked, we went to war with Germany and prosecuted Nazi officials for committing these atrocities. We didn’t send them billions of dollars and call them our friends. The talks with Iran are crucial to keeping American troops from having to sacrifice their lives in yet another pointless war in the Middle East. A war, I might add, that hasn’t even started yet and won’t be started unless a war monger named Benjamin Netanyahu gets his way because of the temper tantrum he is about to throw in front of Congress and the American people. Israel is also committing hypocrisy. As Netanyahu whines about Iran, the fact is that Israel has a nuclear weapons program of their very own. And Israel has repeatedly refused to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect their nuclear facilities. They’ve already demonstrated their willingness to commit genocide Muslims. A nuclear weapon only makes it easier to do so. It’s no wonder why Iran would want a nuclear weapon of their own. They fear a strike by an aggressive neo-con dominated Israel. How can we be sure Israel won’t be the nation that pushes the button to set the world on fire? If we are going to insist that Iran not have a nuclear weapon, then we should also insist that Israel give up their own in the interest of international security, safety, and peace. And if they don’t comply, they should be hit with the same sanctions Iran has been subject to. Israel and Netanyahu need to learn the hard way that you can’t insult a sitting US President and abuse the far too close relationship between our two governments without consequences. President Obama is the elected leader of the United States. Netanyahu is not. By disrespecting our president, Israel disrespects us and that cannot be allowed to stand.
I don't get it? The interviews seems pretty tame.
Did his two films split the vote?
This is a thread for people to share memories of The Year Bonnie Franklin Hosted the Tonys, how horrifying it was to watch, and how much she embarrassed herself.%0D\ %0D\ Feel free to speculate about whether Bonnie embarrassed herself more hosting the Tonys or hosting her video teaching tap.
More shitty tippers! "Soldier Refuses To Tip Server Because He Thinks His Service Should Be Enough" A receipt that was left behind by a member of the U.S. military has gone viral and become the perfect example of what NOT to do after a meal. What’s so outrageous about this particular receipt? Well, not only is the tip absolutely nonexistent, but the soldier actually gave A REASON why he listed the tip amount as “zero” – and it’s completely offensive, pompous and shameful. The photo of the receipt was first made public on February 22, when the “Ranger Up Military and MMA Apparel” Facebook page posted the image with the caption, “Don’t Be That Guy.” Here’s the receipt:
I thought he was not any better than Seth McFarlane and yet Seth got chewed a new one. KPH was bland and worst of all boring. He thinks he's cute with all his singing but all his little skits fell flat. And the opening was embarrassing for all involved. The less said about that the better. The only good thing was his obvious flub that he tried to disguise. So pretentious. Glad who won Best Actor and Best Picture. What a gracious bunch of people unlike that ungrateful bitch Best Supporting Actress speech. It was like she was trying to pull a Mo'Nique!
Tig Notaro couldn’t possibly deliver a stand-up act as bold as her last one, right? How can you get more startling than walking onstage and saying: “Thank you, thanks, I have cancer. Thank you, I have cancer. Really, thank you”? That 2012 show confronted her breast cancer with unsparing honesty and comedy as intricate as it was raw. Louis C.K. called it one of the greatest sets he had ever seen. Which made her New York Comedy Festival performance on Thursday night at Town Hall all the more remarkable. After revealing that she had undergone a successful double mastectomy with no reconstructive surgery, she told the crowd that she had thought of doing the show with no shirt, almost daring the audience to make her do it. One more shout from the fans, and she ripped off her shirt with one tug, standing topless, wearing only jeans, in front of hundreds of people. She had done this before, at a show at the Los Angeles club Largo last month, and on Thursday, her demeanor remained firmly wry. “I’m very aware that people are like: ‘When is she gonna?’ ” she said, referring to putting her clothes on. “I’m not gonna.” Comedians often show audiences their scars, but never so literally. The point here was not merely to shock, as quickly became clear. In fact, it was to convince us that there is nothing to be shocked about. For the next 30 minutes, Ms. Notaro told jokes so funny and involving that any anxiety or tension in the room disappeared. It was a set as unusual and funny as the 2012 one (also at Largo), but was even truer to her singular aesthetic. She showed the audience her scars and then, through the force of her showmanship, made you forget that they were there. It was a powerful, even inspiring, statement about survival and recovery, and yet, it had the larky feel of a dare. Ms. Notaro employed her signature moseying delivery and dry punch lines. But longtime fans noticed an additional defiance on display. Ms. Notaro became famous for a set that was something of an anomaly in her career, far more confessional and straightforward than her usual work. Before she talked about cancer onstage, her comedy was unsentimental and formally experimental in a way that drew attention to its own artifice. It was more Andy Kaufman than Richard Pryor. Thursday’s show, part of her “Boyish Girl Interrupted” tour, was a return to form, albeit a little more caustic than usual. It was as if she had set out to prove that cancer (and success) would not soften or compromise her comedy. She alternated between moments of delirious silliness (like getting the crowd to sing “Yellow Submarine” while imagining the scene when Ringo Starr explained to his wife that he had written the song) and a sunny aggressiveness that could even become slightly hostile with the audience. Even standing onstage half-naked, she offered comedy that kept you at a distance. Her jokes hinged on digressions that appear more chaotic than they really are. A story about trying to cast a man to play Santa Claus in a comedy video had a tricky structure similar to that of one of her classic old bits about repeatedly meeting the singer Taylor Dayne, an increasingly bizarre tale told in such an odd, fragmented manner that you started to distrust it.
Ronaldo was attending the official launch of his new underwear range, CR7, and anyone wondering what his debut collection looks like didn’t have to look too far - a 19-metre tall campaign image featuring the chiseled winger in all his glory was suspended above in the landmark building’s renaissance courtyard. Meanwhile the man in question, never shy about coming forward, was clearly delighted as he posed for photos between its legs. ‘I am very proud to officially launch CR7 today and especially to see my campaign image displayed in this beautiful building, one of the most famous landmarks in Madrid,’ he said.‘I put a lot of passion and dedication into creating this new underwear line and I am delighted to finally launch it globally today. ‘ Ronaldo has previously modelled for Armani Jeans, but his latest campaign marks an inaugural brand venture and his first attempt at fashion designing. His design debut was aided by Richard Chai – best known for his collaborations with Marc Jacobs and Donna Karen.‘Fashion and design are two passions of mine and I have wanted to launch my own brand for a long time. Working on this collection alongside Richard has given me a great creative outlet and I have loved every part of collaborating on the range, from selecting the colours and designs to testing the styles and fits myself,’ he said. ‘I am very proud that the collection is launching worldwide today.’ Ronaldo's new underwear range will be available to buy via www.cr7underwear.com from November 1.
Abs and nice arms and chest. Who would have guessed?
My friend's mom just passed away. What should I say or do to make her feel better. She's very depressed right now.And I don't know what to say.
I love this dick flopping out story from Dominic Cooper. I don't usually even like him that much but here he's totally adorable. Miriam's reaction is just golden.
Is it an aesthetic thing, or is it because they feel better when they''re inside you?\ \ I don''t have enough experience with bottoming to judge if it feels better to get fucked by a big dick than by a medium one, but I find medium(-to-smallish) dicks much more aesthetically pleasing.\ \ To say nothing of the fact that they''re much more comfortable to suck. But then I have a very small mouth - do all size queens have a mouth like Julia Roberts?
I know there is a thread on this, but this is a better subject title. After being fired herself, Erica Hill went around shopping for a new job at the various networks. She found an opening at Weekend Today when Amy Robach left for ABC. But the Saturday shift wasn't enough for her. She wanted Saturday AND Sunday (which was being held by Jenna Wolfe) So Jenna got demoted to newsreader on weekends, and now Erica Hill will be weekend co-host on both Saturday AND Sunday. Sound fair?
I remember when that Refuckcuntian senator was filibustering, it was all over the news.
Monroe gets raped.
Why is she still allowed on the air?
Oh, yeah, and Tom Hardy too. On Netflix. Anyone here watching? Thoughts about it or Cillian?
Seriously, the funniest post. The one that made you completely lose it. I'll go first. The funniest post I ever read was of a woman here who recounted her memory of losing her virginity. It was her Quinceanera, the Hispanic party celebrating a girl's 15th birthday. Her mother made her wear an elaborate dress. However, she failed to mention one important detail prior to diving into her sexcapade. She proceeded to tell of how the boy and her snuck away and how they made out. Then she said he slipped his hand down her diaper and began to finger her. Yep. She just nonchalantly stated that she was wearing a diaper and the guy reached his hand into it and fingered her pussy. She forgot to mention that she was forced to wear a diaper because of the dress. I lost it. I spit my drink. I was laughing so hard I started seeing stars and got dizzy. I didn't stop laughing until maybe 30-40 minutes later, with repeat rounds of laughter every time I thought about the diaper for days afterwards.
We're about one vote away from re-instituting a nobility, and then a King can't be far off.
Wow, new cast revealed tomorrow on GMA and not a peep from anyone about leaks or guesses. Could this be the last season due to lack of interest?
My partner and I were out last night with some friends and we were nearly back to the house when this thing ran in front of the car. I was driving and not going too fast, so I hit the brakes and we both watched what we realized was a raccoon run across the street and leap into a window well of this guy's house. The guy who owns the house is a mean old closet queen who goes out of his way to be an asshole. He's a snowbird, so he won't be home for at least another month, during which time that raccoon could do a lot of damage. We're good friends with a lesbian couple who lives on the other side of the guy, and we're going to walk over there tonight and tell them. They hate the guy, probably more than anyone else.
Because a hairy chest is still a thing of beauty...
Has she put on a pound ?
Following on from the cereal, cat and dog cafes and with joints like Burger & Lobster and Hummus Bros as its single-issue ancestors, an owl-themed cocktail bar is set to open in London. A pop-up open in Soho between March 19 and 25, Annie the Owl will allow patrons to do what they have always dreamed of – sip cocktails whilst petting live owls. It has been made in the image of Tokyo's owl cafes (see Fukuro no Mise above) and has opening hours of 8pm to 2am due to the birds being nocturnal. Here are the six owls which will be staring into your soul while you demolish a negroni: The sextet are being supplied by professional falconers and have been trained to be around the public (and drunks presumably). Drinks will include an owl-presso martini and 'The Hoot'. "There will be a minimum of four to five owls and professional falcon trainers, running for two hour slots," said Sam Sheiky, event curator. "It is for a good cause and Londoners will have fun. We have spent lots of time taking care of animal welfare and making sure the owls will be comfortable." Tickets will cost £20 and be sold via a ballot, with profits going to The Barn Owl Centre charity.
Try one and you will see. Very yeasty and good. A few seconds in the microwave and you will be in heaven.
I love sex with my partner but sometimes I need to jerk off alone with porn or thinking of past hookups. Am I cheating?
Is it true he broke up with John Palermo?
I just found a studio there that I really like. The neighborhood seemed diverse but quiet. The owners told me the area is gentrifying because more white people were moving in (I'm black fyi). Is it known for being a dangerous part of LA?
The battle of the prime-time soaps!
Am I going to end up in Ft. Lauderdale like every other gay senior? Please help me find somewhere more appealing. Here are my requirements: a reasonably sized gay community, some culture, temperate at least 6 months of the year, ideally walkable to some degree, scenic (beaches, mountains, farmland all ok). That shouldn't be so hard, right. Key West, Palm Springs, Miami, the Hamptons, Provincetown. I'm just not sold . . . What about Hawaii? Sarasota? Sydney? Help please.
In an explosive $20 billion lawsuit opposing the merger of Comcast and Time Warner, the National Association of African-American Owned Media claims Comcast paid the Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network "cash donations" of $3.8 million in exchange for remaining silent on Comcast's lack of black-owned cable channels. Comcast also assured Sharpton that he would keep his $750,000-a-year gig on MSNBC (which Comcast co-owns), even if his ratings slumped, the suit alleges. "The black community has been sold out by him," comedian Byron Allen, a co-plaintiff and owner of Entertainment Studios, told The New York Post on Monday. "Al Sharpton should be ashamed of himself for defending Comcast for a simple chicken-dinner payoff." The lawsuit notes that Comcast carries just one black-owned channel, The Africa Channel.
Not really sure why this guy's music is so popular. He sings middlebrow folk-pop music. He is today's version of Sheryl Crow. And I don't buy that nice guy image, he's probably an ass in real life. America has had a bunch of new pop stars in the past few years but none of them were hyped as being "exceptionally talented, creative and original" the way Adele, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are. Their mediocrity makes me hate them more.
It seems there are more and more of these people, yet when it comes right down to it, there is less love than ever in these times. I don't trust these people because people are more superficial than ever. I find it hard to say those words, yet, I love the people I love intensely. So much so that I'd rather not deal with them too much. It's too painful. Their problems become my problems. I feel intense guilt when I can't fix their problems. Hence, I've come to realize it's better to be an annoying superficial "I love you" type who can deal with people because they don't carry the weight of the burdens of these people they supposedly love so much.
Before Edith Massey died, John Waters said he wanted to write her a role where she was a preeminent Shakespearean actress, and dreamed of having her onscreen with Meryl Streep. I would love to have seen her in one of the American Horror Story seasons, having it out with Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett. What other film or TV projects would be improved by one of Edith's ra-sha-sha performances?
Not exactly one of Pa Ingall's favorite people, huh?
She should have shut the fuck up, driven home, and stayed home.
Shame about the pubes, but he seems totally stoked about it
This isn't going to be pretty....the early reviews are horrid....and to think I raised that kid like he was my own.
and who should show up as the subject of an episode of Fatal Encounters? I'M DR. AMY BISHOP! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
Has anyone else installed solar panels and sold power back to the local PB? I installed a 42 panel (4x7) solar array, and even in winter it has made my power bill drop by 90%. The installer said it would take 10-15 years to pay off, but at this rate it will pay for itself in 5-8 years. Anyone else have solar and care to compare?
Save the ''handshake and an autograph'' stories for the Bravo blogs and other flyover sites where that shit qualifies as gossip. I''m looking for actual dirt!\ \ He''s carved a nice, fuzzy niche for himself as the reality television personality who also "just happens" to be a senior programming executive for the same network where he is featured. So how blurry *is* that line of distinction? Does he actually do any work at Bravo? Is he fucking any of his talent?\ \ He''s made himself accessible to several upscale magazines recently, and to a letter, each of the articles that I read collapsed around the authors'' efforts to construct a substantive profile about a person who is so strenuously vapid. Is the vapidness all an act? Can someone that stupid actually be that successful?\ \ This is New York City. Some of you bitches must know something.
And yeah, I think he''s kinda hot.
Who should it be, bitches?
So called "straight" Matt first tells gay Will that he is beautiful. Then after the cast gets drunk Matt is caught kissing Will but swears he isn't gay.
Does she get royalties?
If we weren't living in a modern world with planes, cars, etc., would people living in moderate climates, like say Southern California, get colds less frequently or with less severity? I realize you can get a cold in the summer, but it sure seems like we are more likely to get a bad head cold in the winter.
Upcoming book, knee injury, beastiality...
The old thread is full, so we start anew!
Mo'nique claims that she now knows why the offers didn't start flooding in after her big Oscar win in 2010. The former star of The Parkers, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the title character's abusive, domineering mother in Precious, writes in an essay in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter that director-producer Lee Daniels clued her in just a few months ago. Noting that an Oscar win "normally does" lead to "more respect, choices, money" in the business, Mo'Nique writes, "But I got a phone call from Lee Daniels...And he said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed.' I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game.'" After steamrolling the competition throughout the 2009-10 awards season, Mo'Nique famously didn't campaign for her Oscar, going on to say in her acceptance speech that she was grateful to the Academy "for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics." "I said, 'Well, what game is that?'" her THR piece continues. "He gave me no response." People who would say that she's "difficult," "tactless" or "tacky" would "probably be right," the actress writes. "That's why I have my beautiful husband because he's so full of tact. I'm just a girl from Baltimore. But being from that place, you learn not to let anybody take advantage of you." Since co-starring in Precious with Gabourey Sidibe, Lenny Kravitz and an unrecognizable Mariah Carey, the 47-year-old actress only has a few credits to her name, none of them major theatrical releases. Mo'Nique also writes that she was offered the role of Forest Whitaker's wife in Lee Daniels' The Butler, a part that ultimately went to Oprah Winfrey; a role in the Daniels-produced Fox hit Empire; and the role of Richard Pryor's grandmother [also now set to be played by Oprah] in the upcoming biopic Daniels is working on—but, she adds, "they all just went away." In response to Mo'Nique, Daniels said in a statement to THR: "Mo'Nique is a creative force to be reckoned with. Her demands through Precious were not always in line with the campaign. This soured her relationship with the Hollywood community. I consider her a friend. I have and will always think of her for parts that we can collaborate on, however the consensus among the creative teams and powers thus far were to go another way with these roles."
He's back to work after the birth of his son back in September. Daddy's predicting and answering weather-related questions on his FB page, while also documenting his new life as a DILF. People are asking him about their flights, and he's getting all involved with their activities. lol. Is Phillysnoop in the house? You ready for all dat sno?
Add Jeremy Renner to the rash of holiday season break-ups -- his wife wants out of their marriage after just 10 months. According to docs filed earlier this month, Renner's wife Sonni Pacheco is seeking the split over irreconcilable differences -- but get this ... she's demanding he return her stolen passport, birth certificate and SS card. The couple just copped to their secret marriage back in September ... and every indication is the break-up will be nasty. In her divorce docs ... Pacheco says they have a prenup, but adds it should be torn up because it was based on fraud. There's no further detail about what she means by "fraud." Pacheco wants the moon ... she's asking for spousal support and physical custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Ava Berlin. She's also looking to use the Range Rover until the smoke clears, and for Renner to pony up her rent and moving expenses.
From injuries incurred from a freak car accident.
This one is cute too! NSFW!
...outside of gay districts, of course. You know, walking about or at restaurants, movie theatres, amusement park, etc.
Just watched him do push-ups with Terrence Howard and Kelly. The man is without a doubt one of the sexiest men I've ever seen. Is he gay? If so, I'm going to start circulating in his circles.
I just recently moved here, and while I don't work in Hollywood, one of the things I've noticed that is so many people still seem to think that LA will be the solution to their career. They think all they have to do is know the right people and do the right projects and BAM!, they'll become successful. While I'm sure that's part of the process, it seems that too many people in LA are the SAME. They don't stand out--not in looks and not in the work they're producing. And when you're competing with 10394203948039 other people, wouldn't it do a person well to at least stand out from the pack? It also seems that people are too dependent on the Powers That Be in Hollywood. Unless you're trying to be an actor, I don't see why you would wait around for someone ELSE to pick you for a project. I don't know--write your own script, shoot your own movie, write a song. Do SOMETHING proactive. Because even as an outsider, I have a feeling that Hollywood/the entertainment business doesn't really give a damn about anyone until they make a name for themselves. The days of promoting random people as "stars" or working your way up the directing/screenwriting ladder seem over. You have to do it yourself first. Thoughts?
I just finished her deeply witty short story "The Friend of the Family" and I wonder if I should forge ahead to some of her novels like "The Group". I loved her use of language- so cuttingly precise- a bit like Fran Lebowitz in a way.
"I was getting divorced and getting sober and I had a mustache--and people's heads exploded!"
You laugh, but he is on top of the Boston subway bacteria release. The 1950s are back.
Fabulous and spot-on
I'm referring to the series on History Channel 2, in which little-known facts about famous historical figures are revealed. I'm watching it for the first time. A few minutes ago, while I was flipping through a magazine, I thought I heard the TV announcer ask, "Did you know that Bonnie Franklin was once accused of being a serial killer?" Well, in fact, it was Ben Franklin who was being discussed. Yet, I wonder, in a parallel universe,what kind of a serial killer would Bonnie Franklin be? What would be her ax to grind, as it were? What would be her modus operandi?
Tony, taking life one day at a time
Source is Daily Mail but it sounds like the truth This EL James frau is a horrid creature, isn't she?
I'd say this one qualifies by any standard.
Seriously, I just watched the recent update with him. No passion, no chemistry. He started off bad, then improved as videos went on, but recently he has not even been bothering. He is clearly just going through the motions for a paycheck. Can we quit pretending like he is hot shit?
Just watched the first two episodes. I either love the show, or hate it ... but I can't tell which (yet).
What is the deal with this woman? She has a reality show slated for OWN network. Will it chronicle her making a comebacka album? It''s been EIGHT YEARS since her last - that is forever in the music industry for the woman with the highest selling album ever. %0D\ %0D\ Despite all her self inflicted drama, she is easier to take than these lame country acts today. %0D\ %0D\ Does Mutt refuse to produce her any longer??
Trey Songz loves to tease his fans in subliminal ways.
We often hear of fraternity hazing that goes too far. So why do we never hear of military hazing? I know it goes on. My brother was in the navy in the 70s and they had a hazing ritual when they crossed the equator. It didn't sound like it got out of hand, though.
Please take my poll.
Anyone else watching? Please, UK DLers DO NOT SPOIL THE ENDING FOR US!
The Voice of the Night
Yes, bitches, there's a new race to have the most extravagant and HUGE destination wedding possible. An example mentioned below discusses weddings for 400-plus guests in San Miguel de Allende -- a remote Mexican town TWO HOURS from the nearest airport. Some of them exceed 500 guests!! I assume DLers have some strong feelings on the subject that they wish to share. ---------------------- "When Carly Zipp Garbis got married last August, she knew what she wanted. “We wanted a big party; we wanted a great party,” she said. But it was a challenge finding space for her 300 guests in a place that fit her requirements: close to Washington, a half-day’s drive from New York City, and near a major airport. She and her wedding planner, Lindsay Landman, eventually found the Salamander Resort and Spa, a 168-room resort in horse country in Middleburg, Va. It had been open only a year when Mrs. Garbis’s wedding took place. As big as Mrs. Garbis’s wedding was, it was not unusual. About 30 percent of the Salamander’s weddings have included 250 guests or more, and about 10 percent are in the 300 range. Most of the destination weddings the hotel hosts are for clients who, like Mrs. Garbis, come from New York. “Destination weddings used to be tiny,” said Ms. Landman, who is based in New York. “The smallest one I have next year is 150.” Within the last two years, Ms. Landman said her average guest count had crept up from about 200 to 280 to 350 guests. “We’re in this place where people are spending more on weddings. They have more to spend.” These couples need space, she said, and they want the high level of service that a luxury hotel or resort can deliver. “Having a staff that catered to us and being able to take over the hotel and having the feeling like it was ours for the weekend, it was just one of those weekends every bride dreams of,” Mrs. Garbis said. And the clients are willing to pay for it — Mrs. Garbis characterized the cost of her wedding as being in the six figures — which is behind the recent spate of development. At the Rosewood Mayakoba in Mexico, requests for large wedding space prompted the hotel in 2012 to build a beachfront function area that could accommodate 400 people. Only two years later, the hotel expanded the space so it can hold 500. The hotel said it had five weddings with guest counts of more than 400 booked. When its sister property, the Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, opened in 2011, managers had to contend with an unexpected demand for weddings with head counts of 400 or higher. To avoid turning down these requests and losing potentially lucrative business, the hotel last year turned some of its outdoor space into a plaza that can host weddings of up to 800 people. It has been a hit. “Since we opened it in August we held four weddings, and for this year we already have four wedding confirmed for that space,” said Oscar Molina, director of sales and marketing. He said that the demand from the United States caught them by surprise. “We had this image that American weddings were smaller,” he said. Instead, expensive weddings — driven by an increasing number of people with the means to pay for them — are growing bigger. According to research conducted by the Knot, a wedding planning website, the average bride who married in 2013 and spent more than $60,000 on her wedding had 201 guests, up from 196 just one year earlier. The typical wedding in 2013 averaged 138 guests. Comprehensive data going back to the end of the recession was unavailable, but Virtuoso, a high-end travel agency network, says that many of its member agencies say interest in destination weddings has increased year-over-year, along with their size. While the growth of hotel spaces springing up to cater to this market is good news for the bride with a long guest list and a flush budget, it’s also good news for the resorts. The Knot’s research found that this subset of high-spending brides spent an average of $91,148."
Forty-nine percent of Republicans don't believe in evolution, a new Public Policy Polling survey found Tuesday. The poll by the Democratic-leaning firm found that 49 percent of Republicans said they do not believe in evolution while 37 percent said they do believe in evolution. Another 13 percent said they were not sure. In a sign that the issue still carries weight with GOP primary voters, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) recently refused to say whether he believed in evolution. The poll was conducted among 316 Republican primary voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.
Saw this hot, hairy, muscled daddy (about mid forties) in my gym's locker room last night and he was wearing these! I nearly lost it!!! Men over forty (because that guy was a MAN!) what brand of underwear do you regularly wear?
Not even costumes! Eldergays, did it deserve the snub? (The winner that year was "The Great Gatsby", a film not many would argue to be superior to "LucyMame"!)
Calvin Harris has lawyered up over nude pics of him that are being shopped in the porn and media worlds ... and anyone who dares to post them will see Calvin in court ... fully clothed. Harris -- who is a wildly popular DJ and the new face/body for Armani underwear -- apparently had a penchant for taking nude pics and videos and sending them to several women. He not only bares all, but proudly mugs for the camera. We passed on the pics but we can say, he's ripped and, well, Big Sean's got nothing on him.
How do you do it? I have always, always carried a balance most of my adult life. Right now I am 4k or so in debt and can only afford to chip away at it. Then last weekend I had to use it again as my car broke down and needed a repair. :(
This asshole is one of the evilest people alive.
I didn't watch the Oscar thingy, but I've seen the NPH shots all over today. Such a cute, FIRM little stud, top to bottom!
What did you jerk off to?
Why are there so many racist Giuli-'s in the news? My friend Giulie must be behind it. She's such a cunt.
But yet as much detail as the New York Times story has on so many aspects of his life, it mentions nothing about the legitimate news speculation of him being gay and closeted and him shutting down his Twitter and Instagram accounts when it was discovered that he was following 19-year old diver Tom Daley. Or why he voted against marriage equality and against the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Come on, NY Times!
And her job is to critique fashion? Bitch, please!
Anything goes! Inspirational, beautiful, humorous, sexy, political, poignant, sad. Whatever you'd like to share. Just give a reason why you're sharing it. I'll start. Just saw this today; I love lightning and rain storms. They make me feel safe.
Who do we think this is? Audra? Sutton? Chita?? And is it me, or is $18 an hour kind of low for someone of that caliber? I used to be an assistant to a D/E list actor about 10 years ago, and got paid $15 an hour for roughly 15 hours a week. The duties weren't even close to what is listed here.
Michael Gerson thinks that Democrats have regressed to the bad old days of 70s liberal excess, when the American public rebelled against lefty craziness and finally installed Ronald Reagan as president to get the country back on track. Bill Clinton and the New Democrats eventually got their party back in power by moving toward the center, but over the past six years that's all been thrown overboard. "President Obama has now effectively undone everything that Clinton and the New Democrats did in the 1980s and ’90s," he warns. Ed Kilgore, who was there, throws up his hands in irritation: Since Gerson appears to assume that Clinton was strictly about appropriating conservative themes, I guess he cannot come to grips with the fact that the Affordable Care Act was based on the "managed competition" model that a lot of New Democrats preferred to Clinton's own health care proposal, or that Obama's "cap-and-trade" proposal was relentlessly and redundantly promoted by the New Democratic think tank the Progressive Policy Institute. Just about everything Obama has proposed on tax policy, education policy, infrastructure policy, trade policy and even national security policy has been right out of the Clintonian playbook. Has Gerson noticed that Obama's not real popular with people on the left wing of the Democratic Party? There's a weirdly schizoid nature to Obama's presidency. If you were to call him the most liberal president since LBJ, you'd be right. There's really not much question about it. But that's not because he's some kind of wild-eyed lefty. It's because there have only been two other Democratic presidents in the meantime, and both of them were relatively conservative. It's easy to forget now, but Jimmy Carter's strength in the 1976 Democratic primaries was largely based on his appeal to evangelical Christians. This spawned the ABC movement—Anybody But Carter—midway through the primaries, but it was motivated not by Carter's liberalism, but specifically by a fear among liberal Democrats that Carter was too conservative for the party. And he was. In office, Carter governed mostly from the center left, infamously opening himself up to a crippling primary challenge in 1980 from Ted Kennedy. Ditto for Bill Clinton, who explicitly ran and governed as a centrist liberal. So is it fair to say that Obama is the most liberal president of the past half century? Sure, in the same way that it's fair to say that a Honda Civic is faster than a Toyota Corolla or a Chevy Cruze. But that hardly makes the Civic a speed demon. Still, even with all that said, Obama is, in fact, more liberal than previous Democratic presidents of the past half century. He's rhetorically more liberal than Clinton, for example, and he's rarely felt the need to do any Sister Souljah-ing. What's more, while he may have made occasional noises about entitlements and budget deficits, he's got nothing like either welfare reform or bank deregulation on his record. Everything he's done has been pretty much in the mainstream liberal tradition. Plus there's one more thing: Obama has been far more effective than either Carter or Clinton. That obviously makes him seem more effectively liberal than his predecessors. But this isn't really due to either a fervent commitment to radical populism or to shrewd management of the lefty agenda. It's because Obama enjoyed a huge Democratic majority in Congress for his first two years. When that went away in 2010, so did much of his success. So two things are true: Obama is the most liberal president since LBJ and he's also a fairly standard-issue mainstream Democrat. Obamacare, in particular, doesn't make him a radical. It just makes him lucky to have had a Congress willing to pass it. After 30 years of ascendant Reaganism, it's probably normal for conservatives to feel that any kind of liberal agenda is extremist almost by definition. But that's little more than an unwillingness to accept the normal pendulum swings of American politics. As Kilgore points out, Obama's tax policy, education policy, infrastructure policy, trade policy and national security policy have been to the left of George Bush, but not really much different from anything Bill Clinton would have done if he'd been able to. In the end, Obama is a Honda Civic to Clinton's Toyota Corolla. A little faster, but still not exactly a thunderbolt.
Richard the Lionheart is one of England's most famous kings, and something of a gay icon, as well. Roger of Howden wrote of his relationship with Philip II of France: “They ate every day at the same table and from the same dish, and at night their beds did not separate them. And the king of France loved him as his own soul; and they loved each other so much that the king of England [Henry II, Richard’s father] was absolutely astonished at the passionate love between them and marveled at it.” Richard banned women from his coronation celebrations. He married Berengaria, but she left him after a few months and I don't think they ever had sex. During his time in the Holy Land during the Third Crusade, he fell in love with a younger knight, Raife de Clermon -- I wish I could find more about this. "Warriors of God" by James Reston, Jr., a "dual biography" of Richard and Saladin, deals forthrightly with his homosexuality. I think it would make for a great mini-series; it's what I wish "Game of Thrones" was really about.
He says he is straight. We have no evidence to the contrary. Let's hear no more about it. OK?
Sorry, girls. He's gonna be a blimp when he hits 40.
Anyone going this year?
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I''m neg and want to stay that way. But I went on a date with a guy who is poz but awfully sweet. We are planning to ''go all the way'' but I''m a bit apprehensive. I know not to do ANY barebacking, and kissing is more than fine (no bleeding gums or cuts in the mouth). But how about sucking cock? What''s the consensus?
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I have a problem where I don't take care of what other people feel. My feelings matter more than anyone else's. I often can't not feel what other people feel. As long as I get what I want, no one else matters.
God, he even uses "Magic Mike"'s font.
Because the last thread is just about full
"Jon's my second male kiss... ON SCREEN" says Ashton carefully. I wonder how many guys he's kissed OFF screen?
Schoolgirls claim to have photographed the ghost of a servant who died of small pox after nursing Elizabeth I at the palace This is the lead story in The Daily Mail. So there must be something in it....but this 'apparition' looks bizarre to me What do you think?
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[quote]Addressing Kanye West he explained: "Well, No.1, somebody should buy that boy a dictionary. And he needs to look up the fucking term 'artistry' and then see if it reminds him, in any way, of Beyoncé. If shaking your ass for a living is considered art, then she’s right up there, no? Can I also point out: Beck can play the banjo. The banjo. That makes him a genius." [quote]Warming to his theme, Gallagher also complained about the number of people who work on a Beyonce record. "We could boil this down to two separate things," he said. "Beck writes all his own music, OK? There you go, the end. You have to employ a fucking team of songwriters and eight producers and nine engineers, or you can sing it, hum it, play it yourself, I don’t know. You decide. I know what side of the fence I’m on.
So this potentially affects people in all 50 states. If you are in California or New York you are definitely affected if you ever were or are a customer. I called their special line, talked to a live person. I'm a former customer in CA and I am affected. Check your state; turns out my friend in Minnesota is not affected because it's a separate company. Read the article below and find out what you have to do to protect yourself. Personally, I decided to do a free initial fraud alert. Called one credit bureau, they inform the others, and then they send free credit reports, which should be carefully looked over for any attempts to open new credit cards. Hackers have your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, which is much more serious than credit card info, because obviously you can't replace it. Don't ignore this people. What a fucking pain in the ass!
My favorite Instagram fitness model, Max Emerson:
Who is this?: Which happily married actor with a kid “accidentally” visited a gay bathhouse just before the Oscars? When he was spotted there by a gay makeup artist who had once done his makeup touch-ups for a TV show, he protested that it was a big mistake. “I have back problems and want to relax,” he said. He was at the Oscars as he was nominated!
I can't breathe!! Right this wrong now or all bets are off! My dear friend Joan would never have stooped to making fun of dreadlocks!!
Saw it last night. Thought it would be impossible to get through based on the reviews. But I was intrigued by the preview. Although it got a little repetitive in the last twenty minutes or so, I thought it was an interesting movie. Pretty much all the dialog is spoken as voice over. But I was really drawn into the movie.
Last night an art teacher whose husband moved out because of her pig sty, claimed not to really understand the harm she''d done to the five kids still living with her.%0D\ %0D\ Every horder finds some kind of excuse. "We''re not hoarders, we just collect." %0D\ %0D\ The worst thing that would happen if everything in the house was put in a dumpster and hauled away is that they''d cry and get over it.
I bought a car in a neighboring state on Ebay. I sent a cashier's check for $2,000 and he sent me the completed title (I had the car shipped by car carrier from there to here for $300). When I went to the titling place to get an "out of state inspection" and get the car titled in my name, they said the dashboard VIN# and title VIN# didn't match (though the VIN#s on the door and under the hood did match the title's VIN#). Therefore, they cannot issue me a title for the vehicle. I contacted the owner/seller who then remembered that the dashboard had been replaced at one time (he's selling the car for his father on Ebay). Since I can't get a title, I emailed today that I want to cancel the sale, and get a full refund for the purchase price. Also, that I would drive it back to his place myself. He hasn't responded back yet, but do you think this is a valid way to deal with this? I told him that if I'd known he was selling it for someone else- and that vital parts had been replaced- I wouldn't have bid on it. The vehicle remains titled in his father's name.
Bancroft was supposed to star in Mommie Dearest. There was even a paperback edition of the book that announced Bancroft's casting. Discuss.
As of March 23, 2015, Blogger will no longer allow sexually explicit material on any blog it hosts. Any blog that is found to possess sexually explicit material, i.e. porn, will automatically be made private, meaning that nobody will be able to find it in search engines and only those people whom the blog owner gives the link to will be able to find the blogs. So if you have a favorite gay porn blog that is hosted on blogger, make sure you bookmark everything. I'm hoping that's all you have to do because if you need a special new link then you will be screwed.
I don't ever wash my pants. I don't really need to. Ill use my fabric steamer, but they don't ever go in the washer. The other day I notice the crotch area on a pair had a very strong odor. I thought maybe I'd go ahead and try washing them, so I did. Now I've got all of these dried brown dots on my pants! I think I had left a dried piece of cat poop in the pocket (I'd noticed it on the carpet and picked it up to dispose and forgot). I'm literally having to scrape all of these dried dots off with a butter knife. So yeah, not a convert AT ALL.
I saw an antique writing desk at a store today and it was priced ridiculously low. I checked it over and decided it was legit, but when I was about to buy it I stared doubting myself and walked away. I did some research at home and realized I was correct the first time. I went back to buy it but it was already sold. I always do this to myself--doubt my instincts. I've done it all my life and sadly it's really held me back Has anyone been able to crush their self-doubt?
So, let us all here in DL decide this thing once, and for all. We welcome your thoughts, opinions, and DEFINITELY your pics! Some background to give some color to our discussion: Outside of Western cultures, men's clothing commonly includes skirts and skirt-like garments; however, in North America and much of Europe, the wearing of a skirt is today usually seen as typical for females and not males, the most notable exceptions being the cassock and the kilt. People have variously attempted to promote the wearing of skirts by men in Western culture and to do away with this gender distinction, albeit with limited general success and considerable cultural resistance.
So i had a premonition the other night while i slept and no one will believe me. But i know the truth. I'm sure that i'm not the only person to get these types of dreams. Any stories?
Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Plummets, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ Flops February 22, 2015 | 08:13AM PT, Brent Lang, Senior Film and Media Reporter “Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t show much endurance, with ticket sales for the erotic drama plunging in its second weekend of release. The adaptation of EL James kinky best-seller about a billionaire and the college student he introduces into the world of BDSM, nabbed first place at the box office, but its $23.2 million in receipts represented a steep 73% fall from its record-breaking $85.1 million debut. Its hot-and-fast performance is akin to recent female-driven hits such as “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Sex and the City” and “Magic Mike,” all of which opened strong before tapering off rapidly in their sophomore weekends. It also didn’t help that the word-of-mouth on the movie was of the cautionary variety. “Fifty Shades of Grey” earned an uninspired C+ CinemaScore from audiences amidst gripes that it deviated too far from the source material (If only they’d kept the tampon scene!). The film has made $130.1 million thus far, but could struggle to hit $200 million domestically given its precipitous drop-off. Despite the limp second weekend, the Universal Pictures and Focus Features cost an economical $40 million to produce, so it still stands to be a very profitable endeavor even when the tens of millions of dollars that the studios spent marketing and distributing the film are taken into account. Globally, the film fared better. “Fifty Shades of Grey” was the number one picture at the international box office for the second week in a row, pulling in an estimated $68.1 million at 10,794 dates in 58 territories. That represented a 56% fall from its debut, and pushes the worldwide haul to $410.6 million. But back to stateside matters. Another holdover, Fox’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” secured second place on the U.S. charts with $17.5 million. The action adventure about a group of posh spies has earned $67.1 million after two weeks. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” continued to take advantage of a lack of family-oriented programming in the marketplace, claiming third place with $15.5 million at the box office. The Paramount Pictures release has earned $125.2 million after three weeks in theaters. That left a trio of new releases fighting over the scraps. It was particularly bad news for “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” which received an icy reception when it debuted on 2,880 screens. The raunchy comedy earned an estimated $5.8 million, roughly half of the $13 million it was expected to generate. The good news for Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, the studios behind the movie, is that the time-traveling comedy only cost $14 million to make. That said, don’t hold your breath for a third installment. Among the fresh faces at the multiplex, audiences seemed most taken with racing drama “McFarland, USA,” was able to take fourth place with a $11.3 million finish. The inspirational sports drama stars Kevin Costner as a high school coach who takes on a group of racers from a predominantly Latino high school. It cost $25 million to produce. The film had an opening weekend crowd that was split evenly between men and women, with ticket buyers over the age of 50 making up the largest percentage of seat-holders. “The Duff.” The well-reviewed high-school romantic comedy picked up $11 million when it debuted on 2,575 screens. The CBS Films produced the film for $8.5 million and is releasing it through a distribution partnership with Lionsgate. The audience for the film was 75% female, 68% under the age of 25 and 48% under 18 years old. Among Oscar contenders, “American Sniper” continued to be the big dog in the pack, adding $9.6 million to its $319.6 million haul. This year’s crop of Best Picture candidates is the lowest grossing since 2011, but “American Sniper” is the highest-grossing nominee since 2010’s “Toy Story 3.”
Last night I woke up at 2 a.m. because I heard a noise and I was sure the house was collapsing. I minutely examined the floors, the walls, the ceiling: nothing. Just a nightmare I guess. Eventually at 4 a.m. I went to bed. This evening I was in the kitchen and I literally saw one of the pegs in the floor, presumably holding the floor to the subfloor, sink half an inch below the floor level.
Do we love or hate the Paris of the Allegheny?
YOU make the call
I swear by Jack Spade bags but the new spring line barely has any messengers at all. Are backpacks the new in thing?
Nothing happens. Nothing.
Leaving the scene of an accident. His pregnant girlfriend bailed him out.
She was one of the best character actress ever! RIP
‘American Horror Story’ Actor Ben Woolf Dies After Being Hit by Car February 23, 2015 | 04:24PM PT, Alex Stedman, News Editor, Variety.com Ben Woolf, who played Meep in “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” died Monday from a head injury he sustained last week, his rep has confirmed. He was 34. The 4’4″ actor was struck in the head by the car mirror of a SUV while he was crossing a street in Hollywood last Thursday night. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world for our beloved Ben,” Woolf’s family said in a statement. “He touched so many hearts in his 34 years. His memory will live on within each of us and within his work.” “Ben was one-of-a-kind, and will never be forgotten,” said a statement from Woolf’s agency, ZTPR. “The time we all shared together will be remembered forever.” Woolf first appeared in the hit FX anthology series in its first season, playing Infantata and donning heavy makeup to transform into the memorable character. He returned for the show’s most recent season, “Freak Show,” in a small but beloved role as Meep, who could only say one word: “Meep!” Woolf is credited in five episodes of the series, including three in “Freak Show.” The most recent season aired its finale last month. After news broke, “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy tweeted a tribute to Woolf, calling him “one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met.”
That would be Merlin on "Amish Mafia." Yes, I know, wtf is wrong with me? But since he got his teeth fixed .. And since he manages to bang Miss Mary thoroughly enough that she is totally devoted now, he has to have at least a 14" dick. If you're into those. Mary seduced a Mennonite man this week (She reports that they're very sexually repressed, so it was easy,) in order to get information for Merlin. What happens in Intercourse, PA does not always stay in Intercourse, PA.
We share a lot of photos from different sources on this site, but don't often think about how those pictures get taken. I saw this excerpt of an interview with Keira Knightly where she talked about being stalked by the paparazzi as a young woman: they'd camp outside her house, spit on her, yell at her and call her a "whore" to her face, try to stick their cameras up her skirt, etc., all so they could provoke a reaction from her and get a photo of her "behaving badly". They'd throw similar insults if she were with a companion to provoke him to react also. It made me feel scummy and sad for people who are just trying to go about their day, many of them with children and families, but who are basically assaulted and threatened on a constant basis, all for the sin of being famous. Yeah, there are the Kardashians and Brangelinas of the world who seem to invite the attention or at least try to take control of it, but I think there are probably many more celebrities who are just trying to live their lives, but people feel free to act like assholes or criminals towards them just because they've got name recognition.
Now it's almmost every day.
More than 1,000 Muslims gathered at Oslo’s only synagogue on Saturday. They joined hands and formed a human shield around the Jewish place of worship. Organizers say their “Fredens Ring,” or Peace Ring, is a symbolic gesture to show they stand against anti-semitism and the brutal attack of a synagogue in Denmark by Muslim extremists last weekend. The event was organized through social media by young Muslims in their 20’s and 30’s, reports Newsweek. One of the organizers, Zeeshan Malik said: “We the people have to decide what kind of society we want to live in, that’s the main idea behind the ring.” The events Facebook page states that Islam stands to protect everyone, regardless of religion. Islam must rise above the hate and not sink to the same level as those who do hate. The event is to show that we deeply deplore anti-semitism and support the Jewish community. Event organizer, Hassan Raja, said of the shootings in Copenhagen, Denmark: “I felt a bit of shame, that these people say that they’re Muslims and they go and kill innocent people.” Another organizer, Hajrah Arshad, told The Nordic Page, that they launched the event to show that they, as Muslims in Norway, support the Jewish community: “We want to work against prejudice including the assumption that it is difficult for Jews and Muslims to live together.” The World Jewish Congress came out in support of the Peace Ring and its message and hopes to see more action of this kind in the future. Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress said: “This show of goodwill serves as a model for fighting the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe and reminds us that there are voices of reason in all communities… Unfortunately, there are not enough who are willing to act against hate and terror.” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress said of the Peace Ring: “We welcome this initiative as it is not only a great demonstration of interfaith fraternity but a strong stand against radicalism and violent extremism, which has swept our continent… As Europeans, we must work together to send a strong message to the extremists that your hate is not welcome and your violence is anathema to European values.” It is encouraging to see so many Muslims passionately stand against radical extremism and the deadly acts carried out in the name of their religion. I hope to see many more actions of peace to follow. Wochit General News filed the following report (see video)
I noticed a few recently. 1. Just before they go to Hollywood, Lucy is on the phone with her friend Marian Van Vlack discussing the trip. Couple of episodes later, when Mrs McGillicuddy arrives, Lucy asks her mother how Marian Van Vlack is doing, as if she hadn't had contact with her in ages. 2. In that same episode where Mrs McG arrives, she announces she wants to go Hollywood so she can take her book to Dore Schary, with the hope that he'll turn it into a screenplay. A few eps later, when they're all in Hollywood, Ricky makes a comment about Dore Shary, and Mrs McG shrieks over and over, "Who's Dore Schary? Who's Dore Schary?" 3. This one's a blooper: in an episode when they're getting ready to go to Europe, Fred brings his old vaudeville trunk to the Ricardos. The phone rings, and Ricky picks it up. I don't know if the sound people had the phone ring prematurely, but just after he picks up the phone, with phone to the ear, he turns to Fred and asks what that trunk is. Lucy has to quickly remind him that he's on the phone when she scoldingly says, "the phone, dear." Any others you can think of?
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Could stand between millions of people and their health care. Is this what it's come to?
I never understood why One Direction's management never makes Zayn Malik the lead singer. I mean he clearly has the best voice out of the group, he's a little skinny but still attractive. And he's the only one of the group that can hit those high falsetto note's effortlessly. But in their new video "Steal My Girl" (below) when Zayn's singing part comes on towards the end, they switch camera's to him and Harry Styles when it's clearly Zayn's voice throughout doing that high note NOT Harry. Is it because Zayn is a muslim that 1D's management downplay his role in the group? I'm just curious. What do you think DL?
Like the guy in the video is treating his "girlfriend". He's basically using her for sex. Thoughts?
Anyone else a fan of this British series? The lead actor is FAT, FAT, FAT ... which I assume would drive many DL denizens into paroxysms of rage. I think he's pretty cool.
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Just on t.v. right now. Feds say there is no evidence that Zimmerman deliberately murdered Trayvon Martin instead of killing him in self defense. So now federal charges will be filed against him.
I think they look great on the right man. I'm glad that men are having an option of longer or shorter hair. With a man bun, the man comes across to me as a bit more edgier, a bit mysterious, HOT! What do you think? Post your pics and give your opinion whether positive or negative. I'll start with a few examples. Let's talk about man buns!!!!
Now on TCM!!! (Jane Alexander's sweat shirts really were awful though)
Because the original was so popular. Original thread at link.
in the film about my life?
I got an A!
She's a talk show staple and I'm not sure why. I saw her on 2 late night shows this week. She's never been interesting or funny. Is she an emergency guest when someone cancels?
With every paper I'd deliver.
I noticed my predecessor screwed up an account I took over and a huge credit/refund will be needed but I didnt let the client know during the business meeting today. Oh and I ate some carbs. You?
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Just catching this in reruns and really like it. Was it canceled or was it only meant to run two seasons like some Brit shows? Can't wait to finally see "management".
From 2001-2005, Datalounge was overwhelmed with the Ponyprancers, Lord of the Rings fans who were obsessed with spinning out fantasies about the sex lives of Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan. Now for the last few years we've been overwhelmed with fans obsessed with speculating about Richard Armitage and Lee Pace. What is it about Tolkien films that leads to this fevered slash speculation? It's not the quality of the films, because the three Hobbit movies have been pretty much shit.
Continue the discussion of this apparent Christian closet case with a pretty face and nice ass. Discuss his "people's" attempts to suppress the DudeTube pics and videos. Go on then!
She is the new co-host of The Essentials on TCM with Robert Osborne. She sits on the left though (must be her better side.) M sat on the left on Inside the Actor's Studio too. Maybe it is a bone density thing.
Or did she just marry him for his Pepsi? And why was she always scrambling for work in her widowhood if he left her so much Pepsi stock?
Will and Paul duke it out for Sonny's tig ol bitties.
JEFFERSON — An Ashtabula native soap opera star was charged Friday with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and vehicular assault, according to the Ashtabula County Prosecutor’s office. Freddie M. Smith, 26, was legally drunk Oct. 7 when he crashed his car on Route 84 in Kingsville Township, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. His girlfriend, actress Alyssa Tabit, 27, of North Hollywood, Calif., was seriously injured in the crash, according to OHP reports. Smith’s blood alcohol test result was .093, when the legal limit in Ohio is .08, according to OHP reports. Vehicular assault is a fourth-degree felony, and the OVI charge is a first-degree misdemeanor, Ashtabula County Assistant Prosecutor Cecilia Cooper said. An arraignment date has not been set, she said. Smith, who now lives in Los Angeles, Calif., lost control of the Mazda 6 he was driving on a curve in the road, just east of Dibble Road, according to the OHP report. OHP troopers suspected speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. Tabit is recovering from her injuries. Troopers received the results from Smith’s blood alcohol test on Monday. Smith plays the part of Sonny Kiriakis on the daytime soap opera, “Days of Our Lives.” According to OHP, Smith’s car crossed the center line at about 12:40 a.m. Oct. 7, traveled to the left side of the road and hit a culvert, causing the vehicle to flip end over end. When the vehicle came to rest, Tabit was temporarily trapped inside. She was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and underwent surgery. She is recovering from her injuries. Smith was treated and released from UH Conneaut Medical Center for minor injuries. They were in town visiting Smith’s family. According to his fan page, Smith is back on the set in Los Angeles.
Took a tumble this afternoon and fell flat on my face when I was stepping off a curb. I cut up my hands. Bandaged them up, but tonight my pinky finger is killing me. It looks a little swollen and it doesn't move as much as it did before. Is it worth going to urgent care tomorrow morning or can I just by a splint at a drug store?
He's getting ready to bolt, isn't he?
...and these are some of her pupils
Former snaggletoothed fuggo DJ is now a ripped Armani model. He doesn't even look like the same person. How much plastic surgery did he have?
MSNBC announced Wednesday that it is making a major change to its lineup. Starting Monday, "The Ed Show" will be moved to the prime 8 PM slot. Lawrence O'Donnell's "The Last Word" will be moved to 10 PM, where it began before it was shifted to 8 PM following Keith Olbermann's departure from the network. Rachel Maddow, the network's highest-rated host, will stay where she is at 9 PM. In a statement, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said that the moves were intended to "strengthen the flow of our programming throughout the evening. As the name implies, 'The Last Word' belongs at the conclusion of our programming day, thoughtfully wrapping-up the day’s political dialogue. Ed’s passionate voice is a perfect kick off to primetime at 8 PM." The move represents a definite promotion for Schultz, who will now go head-to-head with Bill O'Reilly and Anderson Cooper in the marquee cable news hour. It is the second time that Schultz has moved up the totem pole on MSNBC's lineup. He originally held the 6 PM hour currently hosted by Al Sharpton. O'Donnell has recently had to endure a bout of unfavorable news coverage about his ratings. His return to 10 PM also means that he loses a full day of programming, since MSNBC does not air news programming at 10 on Fridays. The move now means that the 8 PM hour has undergone three major changes in less than a year. O'Donnell's ascension to the slot was followed by Cooper's identical move from 10 to 8 in August. Now, Schultz will take on the challenge of the toughest slot in the business. It is a challenge that has felled many.
The fifth installment in the legendary series of hot black guys. Let us celebrate fine ass brothas in the heart of Black History Month, and all year around!
The media is all over this. The franchise is going to take a much darker tone with its upcoming Power Rangers reboot film.
About $127 million after taxes.
Lets see who everybody's favorites bad boy is!
Sorry, I just needed to vent.
Hot and slutty!
Top 5 I'd like to fuck with from this year's Oscars ceremony, in ranked order. 1) James Righton (Keira Knightley's husband) 2) Tony Revolori (from "The Grand Budapest Hotel") 3) Charlie Rowe (sitting next to his co-star Octavia Spencer) 4) Zedd (sitting next to Jared Leto) 5) Jorma Taccone (from The Lonely Island)
Why doesn't someone tell him to get a shave and haircut? What a shame...
I believe there is a site.
For severe chest pains, last Thursday. Please get better and continue to Live Long and Prosper, Spock.
Netflix has announced it will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Reubens and Paul Rust (“Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “Arrested Development”) wrote the film. John Lee (“Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer”) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning three-weeks from now in March. In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. “We didn’t hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are thrilled to bring our viewers around the world the wonder of Pee-wee Herman.” “As a fan of Pee-wee Herman since he first appeared on The Dating Game, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant Paul Reubens on this film. It is a dream come true,” said Judd Apatow. “Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago. The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I’ve changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black,” said Pee-wee Herman. The character of Pee-wee previously starred in Tim Burton’s 1985 smash Pee-wee’s Big Adventure followed by Big Top Pee-wee in 1988, as well as five seasons of the innovative children’s show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” from 1986 to 1990. The character made a comeback with the “The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway” in 2011.
Please post your nominations. Here's mine. Hostess comes close, but nobody beats Debbie at combining variations of sugar.
Oh, wait, no I didn't. Seriously, the Vetrans Dept. Head who said he served in Special Forces in response to a homeless guy who said he did, gets a pass in my book. He was just trying to relate to the homeless guy, he was a Veteran, he came forward right away and corrected himself. He just got carried away and probably didn't even think about what he was saying. It's not like he was making a prepared speach. Public speaking is hard.
What are some tell tale signs? TIA.
Show canceled. What took so long? [quote]In addition to canceling Joy Reid‘s daytime show The Reid Report, which MSNBC sources confirmed to Mediaite earlier today, the network is also canceling Ronan Farrow’s show and moving Way Too Early’s Thomas Roberts back to a dayside role, anchoring a straight news show from 1-3 p.m. ET daily.
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