Starting with Chicago in 2001 all the way to Into the Woods. In between those films EVERY SINGLE Hollywood musical has had a Christmas Day Release. Why?
And stop saying whatever you are saying that keeps getting these threads deleted!!!!!
Pop a cap in dis thread!
CBS is making it its anchor show at 9pm replacing 2 and a Half Men. That shows how much confidence they have in it. I used to think Caroline's voice was so annoying but now I like it. It fits her character.
According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky… Nothing stays in the dark 4ever!
I'm mostly looking for recent ones (let's say made in the last 20 years). I've only seen those most basic and famous ones (Jagten, Millenium Trillogy, Let The Right One In, Headhunters, Von Trier's stuff...) so all reccomendations are welcome.
He is gorgeous. I know you guys here on DL know Sean O'Pry's tea. So spill it. He lives in New York City and is a super-model.
"Journalists wishing to cover Royal engagements, whether in the United Kingdom or abroad, should comply with the dress code on formal occasions out of respect for the guests of The Queen, or any other member of the Royal Family," reads the monarchy's guidelines for overseas visits.
Does anyone know where one might find these "private" Josh Ohl pics/vids? Would love to see... Thank you, DL!
By request, please continue...
Fox 2.0. Anyone watching this morning? Giuliani is going off on blacks and verbally bashing the black community. Christ, a shit-fest
She can SAAAAAANG! Take that, heifers!
The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies. This study examined the relationship between homophobia (defined as self-reported negative affect, avoidance, and aggression toward homosexuals) and homosexual aggression. Self-identified heterosexual college men were assigned to homophobic (n = 26) and nonhomophobic (n = 26) groups on the basis of their scores on the Homophobia Scale (HS; L. W. Wright, H. E. Adams, & J. A. Bernat, 1999). Physical aggression was examined by having participants administer shocks to a fictitious opponent during a competitive reaction time (RT) task under the impression that the study was examining the relationship between sexually explicit material and RT. Participants were exposed to a male homosexual erotic videotape, their affective reactions were assessed, and they then competed in the RT task against either a heterosexual or a homosexual opponent. The homophobic group reported significantly more negative affect, anxiety, and anger-hostility after watching the homosexual erotic videotape than did the nonhomophobic group. Additionally, the homophobic group was significantly more aggressive toward the homosexual opponent, but the groups did not differ in aggression toward the heterosexual opponent. Discuss...
Every Sunday, come rain or shine I like to make American pancakes for breakfast...it's one of the things I used to miss most about America. In fact I learnt(ed) how to make them properly from DLers...maybe five or six years ago and they're pretty good now, even if I say so myself. Today we had buckwheat. But, funny thing happened. Last week I was in Chiswick (don't ask me why) and wandered into an American shop...where I came across Pure VERMONT Maple Syrup, so I swallowed hard (and ignored the hefty price) and decided to buy some and it's much nicer than the (also v. pricey) Canadian stuff I've been buying all this time. Which has made me think twice, quite frankly, about what I'll buy in future. So, I thought to ask the folks on DL which maple syrup they'd most recommend ( I'll also post a pic of the AMERICAN maple syrup that so pleased me so much this morning).
Kirk Cameron is begging fans to help boost his movie’s putrid rating on Rotten Tomatoes
An exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay has divided public opinion once again on whether the notorious aristocrat answered the great questions of his age – or simply made a case for indefensible violence and cruelty The Marquis de Sade was many things – a rapist, a paedophile, and an eloquent, literary apologist for sexual cruelty. To his modern admirers, Donatien Alphonse François, Comte de Sade was also a revolutionary, one of the first writers and thinkers to explore the darkest labyrinths of the human soul. The jury is out on whether Sade was, in the contemporary sense of the word, a “sadist”. In his many guises, including nearly 30 years as a prisoner under three regimes, royal, republican and imperial, the marquis never turned his hand to painting. It seems perverse, therefore, for the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to celebrate his 200th anniversary with an art exhibition. “Sade – Attaquer le soleil” (Sade – attacking the sun) seeks to prove that Sade’s writing, although officially banned in France until the 1950s, had an enormous impact on 19th- and 20th-century art. It traces – sometimes convincingly, sometimes wilfully – Sade’s influence on the work of, amongst others, Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix, Francisco Goya, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso and the surrealists. The exhibition is part of a bicentenary push by French intellectuals to release Sade, who lived from 1740 to 1814, from the shadows and into the literary and artistic mainstream. There is an avalanche of new books. There is an exhibition in Paris of his letters and manuscripts, including the scroll of The 120 Days of Sodom whose catalogue of 600 recommended “passions” includes the rape of children as young as five. The “divine”, or damned, marquis also made his bow this week as a character in a video game in the Assassin’s Creed series. Since he was “rediscovered” and championed by the poet Guillaume Apollinaire in 1909, Sade has been placed by some of his admirers alongside Rousseau or Voltaire as one of the French 18th-century iconoclasts who “killed God”, smashed the mould of conventional thought and created the modern world. Pierre Guyotat, a French erotic-literary novelist, says: “Sade is, in a way, our Shakespeare. He has the same sense of tragedy, the same sweeping grandeur. Taking pleasure in the suffering of others is not such an important part of his writings as people claim. He has his tongue sticking out permanently. He is incessantly ironic.” To claim Sade as humanist and liberator, rather than deviant or pervert, sticks in the throat of other intellectuals. A new book by the philosopher Michel Onfray (La Passion de la Méchanceté or the “passion for wickedness”) makes an excoriating attack on the cult of Sade amongst French left-wing or avant garde thinkers.
Will Hedwig's hatbox fold with the new arrival? Will Woody's show bite the bullet? How much will it cost to renovate both the Palace AND The Winter Garden? What show will nab the Broadway? Will Terrence's husband get THE VISIT into NYC, FINALLY???? Will Scott Ellis mangle another classic or will the other Ellis production become the standard bearer? A DELICATE BALANCE in the Golden? Really?
How many died in bizarro ways?
Why bother? It tends to look laughably bad when guys continue to color their hair, despite the deep wrinkles carved into their face. Maybe it's sexist, but men and women weren't created equal when it comes to pulling off dyed hair. And with guys, the darker the dye-job, the funnier the results. Are any of you guilty?
Sexy Jer has made an honest frau out of his baby mama. Suck it, bitches!
AKA, Melanoma needs a new mommy for the next year and a half.
Just curious. I'm talking stand alone, multi level department stores that have an air elegance about them.
More on Kevin's "girlfriend", please!
I've always loved SF - but it has gone downhill. Walk the streets, and all I smell is urine, it's filthy, homeless people sleeping everywhere, traffic is horrendous. The charm is gone . But everyone living there is so defensive, and refuses to acknowledge this. They think their s_ _t don't smell, and they live in the greatest place ever. Look down on every other city- LA, NYC, Chicago, Miami. Why ?
Like father, like son?
It's like a free for all!
He used date rape drugs to sexually assault at least 13 women from the 1970s until 2005. Four of them went on record. Here's one of the victims, a woman named Barbara Bowman, who was interviewed by People magazine in 2005: It was in a hotel in Reno, claims Bowman, that Cosby assaulted her one night in 1986. "He took my hand and his hand over it, and he masturbated with his hand over my hand," says Bowman, who, although terrified, kept quiet about the incident and continued as Cosby's protégé because, she says, "Who's gonna believe this? He was a powerful man. He was like the president." Before long she was alone with Cosby again in his Manhattan townhouse; she was given a glass of red wine, and "the next thing I know, I'm sick and I'm nauseous and I'm delusional and I'm limp and ... I can't think straight.... And I just came to, and I'm wearing a [men's] T-shirt that wasn't mine, and he was in a white robe." A month or two later, she was in Atlantic City and says she was given another glass of red wine and felt "completely doped up again." Confused, Bowman somehow made it back to her room, but the next day Cosby summoned her to his suite. After she arrived, Bowman says, Cosby "threw me on the bed and braced his arm under my neck so I couldn't move my head, and he started trying to take his clothes off. I remember all the clinking of his belt buckle. And he was trying to take my pants down, and I was trying to keep them on." Bowman says that not long after she resisted the assault, Cosby cut off contact with her and had her escorted to the airport for a flight back to Denver.
Did anyone watch this show? I thought it was awful. A bunch of self-centered douchebags and sluts!! No, thanks. Cancel this shit! What a disappointment!
Any way to get them without having anal sex?
It's very, very good. Is it fantastic? No, because in my opinion there are a few casting mistakes (no, I don't mean Meryl, who's terrific as usual). See inside for more. But it must be said here upfront...Chris Pine steals the fucking movie as Cinderella's Prince and he WILL be nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Following 2014 Drubbing, Democrats Fret Things Could Get Worse WASHINGTON -- In the days following their party's thrashing in the 2014 elections, Democratic operatives at all levels have been contemplating a frightening question. What if this is not rock bottom? The electoral landscape was certainly difficult, with high-profile Senate races in Republican-leaning states and the usual dip in turnout that comes in midterm elections, so things should turn around for the better in 2016. But a favorable year and demographics are only some of the components of electoral success. And there has been a rising sense of concern that the party lacks other critical elements: namely, a message that addresses the top concerns of voters and effective messengers to share it. "I think politically, we, the Democratic Party writ large, have to do some real analysis about the fact that what many people think is the emerging democratic electorate has now only shown up twice and only shown up for Barack Obama," said Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to the president, in an interview a few days after the elections. "What does that mean in a post-Obama era? The technology and the field organization is very important. But organization is a mechanism to harness enthusiasm. And if you don't have enthusiasm, all the organization in the world is not going to get you over the top." In an effort to find a way out of the conundrum Pfeiffer outlined, the Democratic National Committee has begun a formal review process. With signoff from party leaders in the Senate, House and at the Democratic Governors Association, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she expects to present her results at the committee's winter meeting in February. "It is not an autopsy," said Wasserman Schultz, by way of affirming the party isn't so broken as to be effectively dead. "This committee will take a deeper look at those types of structural issues. Why are we not able to have the same electorate show up in midterms that shows up to support our presidential candidate? We know they agree with us. They just aren't coming out to vote." Wasserman Schultz said the review will focus more on structural deficiencies than policy matters since, she argued, Democratic ideas such as raising the minimum wage actually succeeded on Election Day in state and local ballot initiatives. But Democrats are still skeptical. It's not just because of general bewilderment over the role the DNC plays. ("I can't even tell you what the DNC did during the off-year election other than get out of debt," said one top Democrat.) It's also that the party's midterm deficiencies were supposed to have been addressed by now. In 2010, Democrats suffered heavy losses from white voters who weren't college-educated. As Tom Edsall pointed out in The New York Times, they suffered the same miserable defeat from that group on Nov. 4 this year. Looking at these data points, it is possible to reach a non-apocalyptic conclusion. The problem the party faces is significant but one that primarily matters just every four years. Come 2016, the coalition that rallies behind Democrats should be there to shepherd the party back into power. As Nate Cohn of The New York Times has pointed out: "The data on turnout and demographics suggests that the growing nonwhite share of the electorate is primarily the result of demographics, not enthusiasm for Mr. Obama." But what if, as Pfeiffer posits, Obama is the linchpin to getting that coalition to the polls? What if the black community doesn't turn out like it did in 2008 and 2012? What about younger voters, whose support for Democrats has already waned, going from 58 percent in 2010 to 55 percent in 2014, according to exit polls? In more than a dozen interviews with party officials in the weeks since the elections, there are no clear answers to those questions. What is clear is that, unlike any previous time in the past six years, a universe of individuals exists who see the president more as a weight on the party's fortunes than its North Star. One top Senate operative, echoing a widely held belief, argued that candidates themselves ran fairly strong races, albeit with a few (Bruce Braley) creating self-inflicted wounds. By and large, administration missteps -- health care's rollout, the IRS's targeting of conservative groups, and the early stumbles in response to the Ebola outbreak -- produced the toxic climate. Why, after all, did the party come up short in arguably winnable gubernatorial races or end up controlling just 30 state chambers around the country?
I was in the check out line when I heard two of the cashiers talking to each other. Both said they 30 something, and were gonna start online dating, because they wanted to get married and have kids. Sad to say, but they just seemed so desperate. Hope they don't hook up with a Ted Bundy.
Still no homo.
From Scruff to Macy's: understall bj Do people actually do this stuff? Is the excitement the danger of getting caught? (NSFW)
This deserves its own thread
This pretty much sums it up (TM R550 from the old thread). I now conceptualise the fandom as a group of warring factions in the manner of Game of Thrones, slugging it out with mindless brutaity for supremacy. The 'throne' they are trying to win is a knowck out blow to the other factions. The House of HKN: Motto: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, Dipshidiots! The House of Krisbian: Motto: She's Queer as a Three Dollar Bill The House of PRSten: Motto: Cease and Desist The House of Twigbert: Motto: A Love for All the Ages! The House of The Contract is Up!: Motto: Is That Hallal, Miss?
Suddenly I've developed a colony of zits on my chin. I have no idea why. I haven't changed my cleansing habits (Cetaphil cream cleanser and moisturizer), I am not under stress (any more than usual anyways, ho ho!), and I have not changed my diet. The zits are very round and red - impossible to pop, and just below the surface of the skin. The area is also quite greasy. Help me, DL Skin Savants!
Atlantic City's best known casino to close December 12.
"not gay", or "no homo", when commenting upon something that they like? This is RAMPANT on bodybuilding sites, but appears in comments about gay oriented plays, movies, etc.. I've just finished watching seaseon 2 of; G&T-Webseries on YouTube (click link), and it is a very beutiful love story that happens between two men. It is quite engaging! So much so, that obviously people are moved emotionally to make comments. With some poster, what begins as a complimentary comment becomes rather lackluster when the commentator feels that there is a need to proclaim; "I'm not gay", or "I'm no homo." What is the purpose of this? Why do they feel such a need to proclaim as much? If you like something, you simply like it! Anyway, take a look at the series. It's an Italian project with sub-text in many languages. Make your opinions known on this question, or the series!
R60, (from the Clooney getting married thread) I'm on FB under my name. I've just arranged for professional pics; what's there now is another amateur shot. I'm also on Gmail. Again, it's under my name (first&middle.) I'm calling your bluff. I'm in discussion for a few new "faux" reality series, and just left one because of the pay. I've also responded to another local comedy performance opportunity. I am NOT looking to be a star, as I'm a comedy/character actress. Right, the ditzy blond that everyone else teases. At least I'm told that I have "excellent, excellent sense of timing." We know casting isn't based on talent or even looks. Since I'm not bi or a super slut, I never expected to have a major career. Too bad I'm not related to Hal Kanter, as everyone asks. Whoever he was. I hinted at what Mr. Clooney promised to help me reveal, on last night's free question to a psychic thread. It would have been polite if he had told me to look elsewhere for representation, after I was told not to sign with a different manager. Obviously I must have totally misjudged his character and level of honesty. I've now moved on. There are those on DL that will always insult evryone else. I accept that fact.
There, said what everyone here was thinking.
Has someone you know ever casually exposed their wang in some situation (changing room, urinal, etc.) and you were like ohmagah?
Has this been discussed before? What's the consensus: is he gay? He so seems so incredibly gay, that I'm surprised it's not a common assumption. Or is it?
It seems Grace is getting fed up with all the Lady Gaga comparisons. BTW, girl looks FIERCE in this picture!\ \ \ ---------------------------------------------\ \ \ The only time she gets irritated by these personal questions is when we get on to Lady Gaga, who wants to perform with Jones. ''It keeps coming. I don''t collaborate. You''re born alone, you die alone, you get on stage alone. I''m better as a loner. You can collaborate in a film but to collaborate musically is something I don''t do very often. I collaborated with Pavarotti because I love him and I could stretch myself and do opera. It''s going to add another thing to me. Lady Gaga isn''t going to do anything for me; it''ll do everything for her. I''m not there to validate anyone; validate yourself.'' She is getting worked up now. Am I entering Russell Harty territory? No – she drops into her booming laugh again, puncturing her irritation with self-mockery.
& your favorite memories of it (Don't forget the name & location).
Please don't screw this one up!
Is it scary?
Is that bad?
Harry Styles isn’t bisexual. Or, at least, he doesn’t think he’s bisexual. The 19-year-old appears on the cover of the September 2013 issue of British GQ, one of five covers featuring the boys of pop group One Direction. When speaking with the magazine, Styles was asked about claims he is bisexual. Questions about the teen singer’s relationship with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw have been circulating the rumor mill for months. Styles insisted to GQ that he and Grimshaw aren’t dating and are just friends. "Bisexual? Me? I don’t think so," Stiles said. “I’m pretty sure I’m not." The rumors do sometimes bother the British crooner, who used to date country sweetheart Taylor Swift and has most recently been linked to model Kara Rose Marshall. "Some of them are funny," he told GQ of the rumors. “Some of them are ridiculous. Some of them are annoying. I don’t want to be one of those people that complains about the rumours. I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, ‘This isn’t true!’ It is what it is; I tend not to do that. The only time it gets really annoying is that if you get into a relationship and you get into a place where you really like someone and then things are being written in the papers that affect them and how they see you. Then it can get annoying." Grimshaw has previously defended his relationship with Styles, saying there is nothing “weird" about it. "It seems totally normal to me: a DJ being mates with a pop star," he told Now magazine back in April. “It’s not like he’s some weirdo who can’t talk. He’s really funny. When anyone meets him, it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, he’s really nice and interesting.’ And they immediately understand." Although he might not be bisexual, Styles has extended some support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. When anti-gay, quasi-religious group Westboro Baptist Church protested outside a July 19 One Direction concert in Kansas City, Mo., Styles tweeted a simple message in retort, saying he believes in equal rights and that God loves all. Read One Direction’s full interview in the September 2013 issue of British GQ, on newsstands Aug. 1.
IMHO there is nothing sexier than a big, tall East Indian guy. Where can I find one? Am I going to have to become a Hindu or Sikh and pick them up at the temple?
I say "stupid" not because I''ve seen it, but the commercials for it make me nauseous with the acappella "dah dah da dah dah dah dahhh" music, tight shots of the cast members looking pensively into the camera or repeating some mega cheesy line, the dark haired woman who seems like she poses for every shot of every scene she''s in.\ \ Seriously, it must be the most douchey show on television if it resembles the commercials in the least.
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.
Actor-Robert DeNiro, Raging Bull\ Actress-M, Sophie''s Choice\ Supporting Actor-Jason Robards, All the President''s Men\ Supporting Actress-Shelley Winters, A Patch of Blue\ \ \ \ have to have won the Oscar the first time so Brando in Streetcar not eligible for our game.
have to have won the Oscar
@brucejohnson9 Breaking: source close to family says Marion Barry has passed away. Family at United Medical Center @wusa9
Black Friday when the Fat Frau's go shopping. I've a friend who works for the company and they are trying various promotions to stimulate business that day.
What were the reactions? How gorgeous was Sandy Bullock? The lines must have been around the block, the original was so great. Was it the must-see film that week?
I'm a sucker for witty lyrics and wordplay. Who did it best during the '20s-'50s era of popular music?
@NewsOnTheMin: DEVELOPING: Fire reported at Charing cross station in London, Seems like a train has hit the platform.
I'm watching her in The Star now on TCM. Was this really the best material she was offered? First of all, she looks like she aged 15 years in the two years that passed since she played Margo Channing. Secondly, The Star stinks! Everything about it looks and sounds like a bad episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, including Natalie Wood's amateurish performance as Bette's teenage daughter. Sterling Hayden hasn't appeared yet. I hope he picks things up!
MIss Davis' Gowns by Orry-Kelly
Last thread filled up, time for a new one... Anyone catch last night's show? Will he ever stop trying to shove his fucking parents down our throats? Will the cunt Mom ever let that horn go. Don't forget, he's a big time author now.
By request from someone in the Katy Perry thread. Because he's more talented than any other actor working today and has an enormous cock. Link is to the old thread.
I am home on the couch sick, so I am watching on Netflix. Will I be uh-scared?
Can Eddie Redmayne beat Michael Keaton? Does Hillary Swank have any chance to unseat the great Julianne Moore? For your consideration.
So much of what’s good about a television anthology is the chance to genuinely reinvent oneself, whether weekly or seasonally. Instead, with Freak Show, the fourth season of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy has overused his own ideas to the point that it’s nearly unwatchable. The show recycles not only actors (and let’s be honest, Jessica Lange is the same character each season, albeit a well-performed one), but also plotlines from as far back as early Murphy efforts Popularand Nip/Tuck, with season four progressing to include a peppering of Glee-like musical sequences. This has created a “same actors, same roles, same oddities” situation, leaving viewers to ask what the point is anymore. To be fair, American Horror Story came about a dozen years into Murphy’s proper television career, which might account for some creative burnout. Its first season, subtitled Murder House, was strong, concluding as the biggest new cable series of 2011. Though it still borrowed heavily from Nip/Tuck, it focused on the things that worked. Take, for example, the Harmon family, which was an anchor that was lacking in the succeeding seasons. The Harmons are reminiscent of Nip/Tuck’s McNamaras, from the fractured marriage to the way new characters were plausibly folded into the plot through their connection to the family. Compare that to season two,American Horror Story: Asylum, which treats storylines—Nazis! Aliens! Demonic possession! Serial killers!—like spaghetti, throwing tropes at the wall to see what sticks, with little regard for coherence or completion. Sure, seasons two through four offer makeshift families, from the asylum to the coven to the freak show. But they lack the same touchstone for viewers that’s offered by the base of Murder House—the family, as some of the most affecting horror films, like Rosemary’s Baby,The Exorcist, and The Shining,infiltrate the viewers’ psyches through the familiarity of family, questioning how much loyalty one is willing to uphold when their loved ones become menacing monsters. What’s interesting, though, is that the current season is weakened not by slighting the show’s previous strengths, but by overusing them. It’s hindering the show from improving upon itself as an anthology, which traditionally provides viewers with a different story and a different set of characters in each episode or season. Just as recently as last year, this still seemed to be American Horror Story’s intent; the show has always entered the Emmy ring in the miniseries category—garnering 17 nominations each year in the process—which requires the program to have a definitive end seasonally. So, Murphy’s new posit that all four seasons of American Horror Storyare connected—implying some purposeful common thread betweenMurder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, and beyond—is telling in that it reveals the exact opposite. The show is simply passing off its repetitive and sloppy work by Murphy making this claim retroactively. To begin with, using the same actors each season, though a novel idea—previously carried out convincingly in vintage anthologies like The Richard Boone Show andFour Star Playhouse—has become distracting largely because the parts they play are barely altered. Lange reprises her role as the strong female lead, always a character whose Achilles heel is an unrelenting desire for power in the name of keeping her matriarchal legacy intact. The rest of the cast is filled out with Frances Conroy, ever the adversary to Lange (there’s still time for a power struggle between these two to reveal itself in Freak Show); Sarah Paulson, who oscillates between the extremes of hardhead and total pushover (expertly manifested in season four’s Dot and Bette Tatler); Lily Rabe, leading the series subplot as a consistent red herring, occasionally challenging Lange but never succeeding; and Evan Peters, the perpetual fuck-up with a heart of gold. But the recycled parts don’t always originate from American Horror Story. Peters’ characters, especially his most recent, Jimmy Darling, can all be traced to Nip/Tuckprotagonist Sean McNamara. Both are good-natured, and the mistakes they make stem from a need to fulfill some societal obligation they’ve placed on themselves. For Sean, it’s the pressures of being a loving husband, a good father, and an ethical surgeon that bring his demise. Despite his best efforts, his wife will never love him (because she is forever pining for his partner), his kids will never be well adjusted (because they’ve endured too many bizarre hardships brought on by their inept parents), and his partner will forever be fucking up their business with dastardly deeds (because his exceptional looks and unending cash flow allow it). Jimmy also faces obstacles outside of his control. As long as he has ectrodactyly, he will never attain the level of normalcy he longs for. It’s important to point out that this plot is also recycled, but from a different McNamara—Connor, Sean’s youngest son, is born with the same disability. Even minor plotlines from Murphy’s past, such as the slasher-flick homage “I Know What You Did Last Spring Break” from Popular’s second season, have re-emerged, marching more prominently into Nip/Tuck’s “Carver” arc, which sees a masked serial rapist disfigure the beautiful by slicing a Joker-esque smile into their cheeks. “Beauty is a curse on the world,” says The Carver, and “it keeps us from seeing who the real monsters are.” Further work fleshes this idea out, constantly reminding us that it is not the freaks who are the real danger to society, it is the Christian Troys, Ben Harmons, Oliver Thredsons, and the Dandy Motts, all well-coiffed and privileged men who mean us harm. This is echoed once again with Freak Showasking the question, is society the real freak show? And those are just a few of the many American Horror Story details that induce déjà vu. From the reappearance of once distinct characters names like Moira (Nip/Tuck season six, episode five, and American Horror Story: Murder House) to the repeated definitions of “fluffer” (Nip/Tuck season one, episode four, and American Horror Story season one) to the expertly choreographed covers of pop standards (every season of Glee and American Horror Story: Freak Show), Murphy telegraphs that he is running out of steam. The recent announcement that all four seasons of American Horror Story “are connected,” paired with the desperate gimmick claiming that clues for season five—Did you see that coffee mug with a top hat on it? What does it all mean?—have been carefully hidden in season four, only proves the show has nowhere else to go as an anthology or really, an original series. As much as Murphy may want viewers to believe there’s been a clear plot map since season one, that there’s “definitely a rhyme or a reason and a connectedness to all of these seasons,” it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the writers are just repeatedly riffing on the oddities that interest them most, producing television in the same way as that kid who keeps reworking one well-written term paper for each subsequent composition class. Maybe these ideas received an A+ freshman year, but by your senior seminar, we’re going to need a hell of a lot more. But it seems Murphy is pandering to a crowd that remains on his level: Even American Horror Story fans’ reportedly incorrect predictions that season five will be set in outer space have a ring of retread to them. Space is just another staple of the horror genre—though real buffs would know that traveling to space is traditionally reserved for a franchise’s fourth installment (Hellraiser, Critters, Leprechaun, etc.). American Horror Story purists will likely revel in Murphy’s repurposed goods no matter what comes next. But the idea that this show is akin to a Rubik’s cube is only accurate in that no matter how much you fiddle with that toy, you’re bound to revisit some of the same squares.
The public criticism she received when she was younger - “From a very young age, something was communicated to me that I’m not OK. That I’m not enough. I had people when I was 13 telling me how ugly I was, and how could two beautiful actors create such hideous troll children? My only claim to fame was that I was born. I did nothing to warrant this, so I think there was a lot of struggle with that. There was a lot of anger with the fact that not only am I trying to discover myself, having to discover it under the very cruel gaze of a lot of other people.” How her lack of self-esteem stemmed her substance abuse and other issues – “It really just goes down to I didn’t feel OK with who I was. So whether it was not eating, overeating, being over indulgent and spending money on things or hiding away or going out, it really just goes back to ‘you’re not OK with who you are, so something else is going to fix it, something else is going to change that.’ I think if anything it’s going to help me be more present for continuing not just the work on myself, but being able to help other people. On her participation in “The What’s Underneath Project” - “I think that this problem is sometimes scoffed to the side as a girly issue, ‘yeah of course girls don’t like the way they look.’ But it actually is so much bigger than that.’ I guess I didn’t understand that this is such a communal fault line that is running through every individual on this planet that whether it’s hidden or not hidden, that we all feel this certain sense of insecurity. So many people are telling me, ‘You inspired me.’”
Ugh. Can't stand that bitch, and apparently mom is the show mom from HELL.
This drama series exploring the personal and professional life of a Hilary Rodham Clinton as she tackles the role of Secretary of State. Tony winner Patina Miller has been cast as Hilary's aide Huma Abedin. While Tim Daly will play Bill Clinton.
Cosby Complaint–“Law & Order” Actress Writes: “I was instructed to NEVER tell anyone what we did together” Michelle Hurd is a terrific actress who’s appeared as a series regular on “Law & Order SVU,” “90210,” “Gossip Girl,” among other shows. She posted this on Facebook last night. I hesitated to re-post it without her permission, but the story has traveled now. It’s brave of her, like all the other women, to tell the story at all. Here’s the post: LOOK, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I can’t believe some of the things i’ve been reading, SO here is MY personal experience: I did stand-in work on The Cosby show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me. It started innocently, lunch in his dressing room, daily, then onto weird acting exercises were he would move his hands up and down my body, (can’t believe I fell for that) I was instructed to NEVER tell anyone what we did together, (he said other actors would become jealous) and then fortunately, I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened. At that point my own red flags went off and I told him, “No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened”. I then started to take notice and found another actress, a stand-in as well, and we started talking….. A LOT …. turns out he was doing the same thing to her, almost by the numbers, BUT, she did go to his house and because I will not name her, and it is her story to tell, all I’ll say is she awoke, after being drugged, vomited, and then Cosby told her there’s a cab waiting for you outside. I have ABSOLUTELY no reason to lie or make up this up! Anyone that knows me, knows that! Now you have a first hand account of my experience with Mr. Cosby. Off you go…
The most beautiful of all humans! Of all ages. That is all.
Jessica Lange sang David Bowie; now Evan Peters sings Nirvana. Where will it end?
Yeah.....it's a study of over 130,000 But like Christianists, AA freaks hate science.... I guess their higher power is a fundamentalist
"From mild to wild" "Crazy busy" "Gone viral"
I didn't know that during the filming of The Twilight Zone, Vic Morrow and 2 child actors were killed in a helicopter accident (Morrow and 1 child were decapitated when the helicopter landed on them) I also didn't know that Jennifer Jason Leigh is the daughter of the deceased Morrow. Anyone work on this movie or have any inside info?
He seems to be the new face of stopping sex shaming HIV + people. Interesting article. Great points. Anyone know his pron name? I am curious to see his other work.
By this point, it's not a shock that Kirk Cameron is not a fan of queer people. However, a new video featuring the former "Growing Pains" star talking about how to minister to gay people is especially stomach-turning. Video:
Your batshit crazy antics sure were fun for a couple of news cycles!
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?
Is it drug money? How do they even make rent? I despise these places.
He's a fit fat Guido...I can't find his name. Even though he's a douche, I think he's sexier than either Arrrrrrrrron Sanchez or Santos.
Just moved to NY and is already our 'spokesperson'. What a horrid idea. A spokesperson for mall rats who knows fuck all about the city. Swift needs a swift kick back to LA.
What is she like in private? I've heard all sorts of stories, many of which conclude that she's a mental case.
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?
...Weren't they? And Kubrick had one of them shirtles in short shorts in 65mm.
Maybe it's a NYC thing but every Chinese restaurant that I ever get take out from these days puts the food in plastic microwave type containers with lids. They keep the food nice and hot and are reusable as storage from fridge to microwave so I'm not really complaining but I do miss the old days when everything came in those white containers with the thin metal handle. Now only rice comes in those. I think those white containers are part of the Chinese take out experience.
So, my BF and I are hosting Thanksgiving. Don't worry, everybody's invited from soup to nuts for soup to nuts. It isn't that question I ask. It's this: What kind of turkey is right to serve? I am the cook. He isn't. We've got 17 people coming. I don't want to stuff and roast a 24 pound turkey. I am not even sure I know how. I want to serve a couple of rolled breasts from the grocery store, with stuffing cooked on the side. I could do that stuffing the night before and microwave it. He is going ballistic... says turkey has to be roasted on the bird and the bird has to be stuffed. At first I thought he was kidding, then whining. Now I realize he's serious. Isn't my way acceptable?
Okay, the show needs overhauling. I've been reading a lot of viewer reactions, and what they want to see for the new season. The biggest: they want Jonathan Groff and his character taking a back seat. They want Russell Tovey's character to become the main focus. Groff is taking a hit for making his character even more unlikable than he's already written.
I will start: 2003 Best Actress in a Musical goes to Marissa Jaret Winokur in "Hairspray" over Bernadette Peters in "Gypsy." Really? What Tony Award upset still sting you? No Patti jokes please. They wound people.
My favorite is Poirot
Are you over 40 or 50? Do you still get rock hard? Do you go soft right after ejaculation? Can you maintain an erection through sex? How old are you and what are your experiences as you age.
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.
Dear fans: what are your likes and dislikes? I love Gujarati thalis, though they're tough to find in the States. Baingan bharta (eggplant) is my favorite vegetable dish, although I am fond of malai kofta, too. Chicken tikka, tandoori chicken and butter chicken are incredibly boring.
I seem to be constantly gassy lately. I know I'm lactose intolerant, but, even after eliminating dairy, I still need to fart a lot. How many times do you fart in a day?
Though she was replaced by Norah O'Donnell on CBS This Morning, Erica was still under contract to CBS. No longer. Erica Hill will start off at Weekend Today. Hill will anchor alongside Lester Holt on Saturdays. But she will also pinch-hit on the weekdays as News reader and fill-in co-host. Should Savannah start looking over her shoulder?
Ironically that person is LeAnn Rimes. Everyone else in the country music world has been silent. Other than Rimes and Chely Wright (herself a lesbian) Gee I wonder why?
Gawker reports that Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is "dating a man who molested an 8-year-old by forcing oral sex on her, TMZ reports. Mark McDaniel was convicted in 2004 and served 10 years in prison before being released in March. The child he molested was a relative of June's." TLC has said that it is "reassessing the future of the series."
Who's on your list, dahlinks?
Let's carry on our foolishness in a single thread. To recap: When Welsh actor Luke Evans started out on the West End in Boy George's musical Taboo, he was openly gay, telling The Advocate "I'm going to have to be open. It's who I am. And if people don't like it, then I don't want their jobs." and "If that means I'm going to be a poor man at 60, then at least I've lived a happy, open, gay life and not had to hide it from anybody." More bluntly, he told an English gay rag that what he liked most about gay porn stars were "big cocks." Despite appearing in high profile musicals such as Les Miserables and Avenue Q, major stardom eluded him, so he took the plunge into film. Reneging on his earlier statements, he tried to present himself as straight, even attempting to beard with his friend Holly Goodchild. But the internet remembers and this created a furor in on many gay blogs and here at DL, where his earlier interviews were dug up. At the time, however, the mainstream press ignored it. Luke compounded the situation by going on Cam4 to put on a little sex show; miraculously, only the "PG" stuff from the show has survived. Meanwhile, Luke carved out a moderately successful career in action films, appearing in Immortals with Henry Cavill, The Hobbit with Lee Pace and Richard Armitage and The Fast and Furious 7 with Vin Diesel. Ian McKellan, another co-star from The Hobbit, dropped the ball a bit when he named Evans as one of several openly gay actors from the films; and Luke moved from bearding to living in a somewhat blurry glass closet, saying how he wants to keep his private life private. In the summer of 2014, he was romantically linked with Spanish model/actor Jon Kortajarena, a situation that was even covered in the mainstream press. Doing interviews in the fall of 2014, Luke acknowledged the earlier interviews while his PR people stated "It's not something he's hiding...." which led Time magazine to declare him now openly gay and our first gay action hero. His latest film, Dracula Untold, his major solo starring role, was predicted to be a flop; yet, despite dreadful reviews, the movie opened to big bucks, with a $25 million take in the U.S. and even more internationally; Evans is currently the 7th most searched actor on IMDb.
It's only $19 for 2 days. Is it worths it?
It's from Deadline though, not a legit crix. But make of this what you will.
A headmaster who appeared to be caught giving oral sex to a female maths teacher during school threatened students with legal action after a video of the clip went viral. Drago Kamenik, 41, was apparently found by students between the legs of 45-year-old brunette Manja Mertelj after they heard moans of pleasure coming from a classroom they believed to be empty. And the embarrassed headteacher first threatened to sue students who uploaded a clip of the pair onto social media and then denied it was real after the clip went viral. ‘We heard the noises and knew someone was having sex in there,’ said one 19-year-old student at the high school in Maribor, Slovenia. ‘But we thought it would be other students. We couldn’t believe it when we saw our maths teacher and headmaster.’ Married father-of-two Mr Kamenik still claims the video is fake, and says he has reported the clip to police, according to Slovenske Novice. ‘The man in the video is not me, it has been photoshopped,’ he said. ‘I also spoke to my wife. Can these fools even begin to imagine what damage they have caused by doing this?! ‘As for the maths teacher, she is a very good teacher and has had many positive things said about her.’ Students dismissed his threats, however, adding that they are willing to put up the rest of the footage – which they say shows clearly who is involved – if necessary. ‘We can put up more to prove it but I don’t think anyone really doubts us,’ said one student on social media.
Another rape allegation has surfaced against famed comedian and actor, Bill Cosby. This time it is from a familiar face which speculates that there may be some truth to Cosby's sketchy past. Actress and singer Raven-Symone, who rose to fame with Cosby in the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show", revealed to the TMZ offices that she too had been raped and drugged years ago following the shows last episode. There are whispers that Cosby wouldn't allow Raven-Symone in the production of the last season of his show, but abruptly changed his mind. It was never revealed what changed his original intentions.
If you watched the View on Wednesday, then you know that it was a TENSE few minutes as the girls discussed the Cosby case. Rosie clearly looked like she was ready to fight someone, and jumped down Whoopi's throat, even though Goldberg she was only moving her chair. How long now until another screaming match is captured on tape?
Reminds me of a young Boy George - better singer-songwriter though, don't you think? Oh the anguish of unrequited love.... yes I have an idea who he might be, poor baby
As the GOP says this is about CHOICE The issue is choice. Parents know what is best for their kids, not government bureaucrats. Every family is different, and a one-size-fits-all model of school lunches does not provide options for the majority of school children. The Agriculture spending bill approved by a House subcommittee last week would allow schools to waive the standards if they have a net loss on school food programs for a six-month period. GOP says they are responding to requests from school food directors. The rules set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on foods in the lunch line and beyond. While many schools have had success putting the rules in place, others have said they are too restrictive and costly. Schools pushing for changes say limits on sodium and requirements for more whole grains are particularly challenging, while some school officials say kids are throwing away fruits and vegetables that are required. So again the issue is CHOICE. As Sarah Palin said "Instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back."
Anyone know anything about the clinic in Scarsdale called Crichton-Clark?
I'd say this one qualifies by any standard.
Because a hairy chest is still a thing of beauty...
For some these two popped into my head the other day. James at 15 and Apple's Way(?). Do those ring a bell?
Yet another way to waste time. I was watching a German today putting potatoes up his ass. Granted, they were only fingerlings but I could not stop watching. Anyone else?
Is it just because it beat "Brokeback Mountain" for Best Picture? I thought it was a fairly decent movie--certainly not as good as "Brokeback Mountain," but still not worthy of all the loathing it has seemed to inspire here.
Are anyone of you bitches willing to give money to get this movie made?
Because the first thread was full. I find the new Verizon commercial loathsome. A mother and daughter are lamenting that the daughter is moving out. They are crying so much (and so dreadfully artificially) that there are subtitles. How do advertisers not understand such a commercial is so repulsive?
It is a bit of anthropology, psychology, and sociology.
I'm one of the nosy neighbors, because barging into somebody's house when you're not wanted is a scream.
I don't mean on air--I mean within the next 5 years or so.
How many cocks has he had in his mouth?
He can't interview for shit, and he's so not funny. He seems a bit slow too. How does he still have this gig? They want him to replace Leno.
Despite all the charity money it's generated, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is shit. Um, maybe they're not even Christian? "The only gift they'll get tonight is life". Gee, thanks.
What do we know about him? Big cock?
He hasn't had a hit in over a decade. He's not in movies or TV. He was in EVITA on Broadway for a bit (My God, what a sucky production that was) and then nothing else. SO how exactly does he feed himself and his family?
Yesterday WNYC in New York did a call in feature on what you learned late in life. %0D\ %0D\ One woman said she learned you can get burned eggs from a pan easier with cold water than hot%0D\ %0D\ I learned that 1:00PM listed on the corner mail box isn''t the pick-up time. It means the mail won''t be collected before 1:00PM%0D\ %0D\ What did you learn late?
CNN and FOX news have hundreds of their reporters hanging around Ferguson hoping to capture the riot that will ensue when the announcement comes from the court. All day long their talking heads have been discussing Ferguson, showing the mob pacing back and forth like kill-hungry predators in a zoo waiting for meat to be thrown to them. It's fucking cray-cray.
All the professionals swear by it. I plan on shooting my family on Thanksgiving for our Christmas card. I have all the details all mapped out from the tarp backdrop to the festive tablescape. Any tips from the professionals on DL on how to get the best results?
I''ve met quite a few, and of course most are just like regular folks in person, but Dick Van Dyke stood out as particularly polite and fun to talk with.%0D\ %0D\ Mario Lopez was extremely polite and friendly, too. You can tell he comes from a very warm family. And Cheyenne Jackson, too. Plus Cheyenne has a fantastic natural sense of humor.%0D\ %0D\ Who was nice to you?
Talk to Her by Pedro Almodovar Inside Llewyn Davis - esp. the preview on iTunes The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrman
Why? Why? (said in style of Nancy Kerrigan) Poor Lorna.
Well, this is embarrassing for her, innit?
I mean, if he claims that these accusations are all lies and since none of the alleged victims went to the police and filed a report, nor even took a rape exam, shouldn't he sue for slander and defamation? I would. FYI: I just found out the main lady that has claimed Bill raped her had been financially taken care of by Cosby who paid her bills. So she only comes forward with accusations of rape decades after her the money dries up and she never achieves her stardom. I don't know if it's true or not but if it's not true then Cosby needs to sue.
I know there was another Nichols thread today (although hardly any replies), but there was no poll. And a poll is what we need.
I love the way he "explains" the impossible things his victims are seeing. This week's deliveryman, last segment, oh my gosh, how adorable. I like skinny-boys sometimes, and the cameraman was thoughtful enough to rotate around and catch every inch of this boy's body, just for u,s as well as all of his expression. Sweet.
Watch what happens in this thread.
Now filming the highly anticipated blockbuster, Henry Cavill's Gigantic Tit Muscles v. Henry Cavill's Gigantic Ass Muscles: Dawn of Justice.
The new bar opens on Friday night: [quote]As Chelsea's gay scene fades into the distance and Hell's Kitchen's blossoms, nightlife fixture Benjamin Maisani and his business partners are taking a chance on a new bar in the bustling but not quite fully gay Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. I caught up with Anderson Cooper's better half to find out why he decided to cross the river this time around, what the boys can expect from his latest venture -- the subtly named LOVEGUN -- and if it was really him I saw eating sweet potato casserole at Boston Market all those years ago.
Just saw her as a judge on RuPaul''s Drag U. Simply ravishing. Is she aging exceptionally well, or does she have the best plastic surgeon in the world? She is older, but still elegant and beautiful, and there''s no hint of that stretched and waxy look so many of them get.\ \ I am just in awe of her.
Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock. I LOVE this stupid piece of shit.\ \ And Keanu Reeves in one of his best performances. Not saying much, I know, but still.
Stocking up on canned food? Ammunition? Driving out of state?
Mine is Death Becomes Her. I know it's not "Oscar material" but it has some of the best lines and driest humour ever. And watching Meryl and Goldie beat the shit out of each other is epic. The ending always makes me laugh out loud.
The two men were arrested after giving false statements during the purchasing of hand guns. It seems they were also trying to get a hold of pipe bombs.
So hot. Who's had him?
Surprised I've never seen her discussed here. I know very little about her. She seems like she's pretty good at the dry humor. I guess she's sort of in the same camp as Laura Linney.
Please take my poll.
I'll just die if I don't get that recipe.
I'm just curious what sort of topics that would entail. Last year I had a friend with benefits who told me A LOT of very personal things about himself but then told me there were other things he would only tell a partner. I didn't want to be his partner for various reasons, but sometimes now I do wonder what else I would have learned about him had I said yes.
GMA is reporting he died overnight.
It'd be a crime if that plump ass was never invaded by cock. Enjoy.
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Quinn Jaxon's new thread, since the last one got closed...
Please keep it real, and NO dissing other posters. That is all. Thank you.
May his crack pipe burn for eternity in Heaven. Marion Barry dies; 4-term D.C. mayor the most powerful local politician of his generation Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city’s chief executive, died early Sunday at United Medical Center in Washington. He was 78. Mr. Barry, who also served on the D.C. Council for 15 years and had been president of the city’s old Board of Education, was the most influential and savvy local politician of his generation. He dominated the city’s political landscape in the final quarter of the 20th century. There was a time when his critics, in sarcasm but not entirely in jest, called him “Mayor for Life.” Into the first dozen years of the new millennium, he remained a highly visible player on the city’s political stage, but by then on the periphery, no longer at the center. His personal and public life was fraught with high drama and irony. He struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, relapse and recovery. He was married four times, divorced three times and separated from his fourth wife. His extramarital liaisons and legal trouble over unpaid taxes made news. He came to Washington as a champion of the downtrodden and the dispossessed and rose to the pinnacle of power and prestige. As mayor of the District, Mr. Barry became a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks. His programs helped provide summer jobs for youths, home-buying assistance for the working-class and food for senior citizens. And he placed African Americans in thousands of middle- and upper-level management positions in the city government that in previous generations had been reserved for whites. “He was really the architect of creating a local government infrastructure in the early days of home rule,” Frederick D. Cooke Jr., a longtime friend who served as Barry’s attorney, said in a 2014 interview. “He helped it to diversify to be more inclusive. It had been a stilted, segregated entity, and he made it possible for people to believe they could have a seat at the table.” Gladys Mack, assistant city administrator for budget in the first and subsequent Barry administrations, was among the mayor’s early managerial appointments appointees. Decades later, she would remember Mr. Barry as “a forward thinker.” One example, Mack said, was his decision to build the new District Government building at 14th and U streets in Northwest Washington — a spawning ground for the 1968 riots that followed the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. His advisers counseled against it, Mack recalled, but the mayor said, “We need to do this . . . and it became a catalyst for development of the entire area.” Mack was named chief of the D.C. budget in 1979, a time when few women in the nation were in top municipal leadership jobs. Mr. Barry, she said, “appointed close to a dozen women to positions that were not traditional for women.” When Mr. Barry took office, so chaotic had the District’s finances been that the city didn’t even know how much money it had in the bank. He instituted budgetary and fiscal accounting procedures to figure that out. But by the end of his last term as mayor, Congress and the courts had stripped him of much of his authority, complaining of graft, corruption and gross mismanagement in his administration. “Some governments are corrupt but are known for their competency in running the city,” Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) told Mr. Barry at a 1989 hearing on the D.C. budget. “Others are incompetent but considered clean. [Washington’s] government is scandalously corrupt and hopelessly incompetent.” In 1990, Mr. Barry was arrested on drug charges in a sting by the FBI and D.C. police after having been lured to a Washington hotel room by a woman with whom he’d previously had an amorous relationship. “Bitch set me up!” he muttered aloud as he was being placed under arrest.
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.
How did it suddenly get into the media? It's been alleged for decades. Why now?
They're getting... FINGER BLASTED!!!
That bitch breeder Christian mother who has 19 kids hates gays and is teaching all them brats to hate us, too. She sent recorded telephone calls saying gays are "child predators,” and said that trans women are actually male sex offenders who want access to women’s locker rooms and bathrooms. They're also members of the evil Family Research Center (FRC), an anti-LBGT agency that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a hate group. Josh Duggar, one of Michelle and Jim Bob’s sons, is director of FRC Action, the group’s activist arm. Their daughter is sex breeder whore too, who actually got caught fucking her new husband IN THE CHURCH right after the marriage ceremony was over! EVIL PEOPLE BREEDING MORE HATERS! STOP THEM FROM GETTING MONEY FROM TLC!
Some POS dented my car in a parking lot today (quite a feat, considering there was four feet of space between each car). We're talking rear panel, shallow dent, no scratches, but rather large area, 10" in length. How much may this cost me? $200-$400? I would appreciate a recommendation for a good body shop in central LA, too.
Two men have a business. In order to get the insurance, the one guy has the other one's body switched (he almost got away with that one) thanks to a doctor who uses a stun gun on his patients and puts them on the market. Another guy helps with the scam. He goes and gets plastic surgery along with trying to get his finger prints removed. Here's a documentary on the case. Can't Logo start their own murder series? Lesbians alone will give them millions of stories. I hope you enjoy watching this case. Maybe some of you have heard of it before?
I'm sure I'd have at least received a nomination. I mean the wife got nothing although I'll admit her hair looked good. I bet even G would have got a nod.
This is sad, this is so sad.
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?
w that nice grey box?
A lot of new accusers, including a couple of Playboy bunnies. Just about all of them say he gave them pills, or tried to.
If yes for what? If no why the hell not? Do you think you're too good for me bitch!?
Was she always cast as the snappy, snarky best friend?
I just spent a day getting a constant "huh" so that's my vote.
Premieres Wednesday, October 8 at 9 PM ET/PT on AUDIENCE For those DLers with DirecTV, post your reviews & thoughts here tonight. And any nudity reports/screencaps! (Cast interviews in video link:) Also stars: Frank Grillo Jonathan Tucker Matt Lauria Joanna Going
It's this stupid "Able Bodied" law they passed. In order to qualify for food stamps you must be the caretaker of a minor, mentally or physical disabled, or work a minimum of 20 hours at a job. So if you are homeless and unemployed your are fucked.
Who would you choose to be your beard or merkin?
It's back! (Now at 10pm, or, as much as an hour later, because of the NFL, because CBS hates us.) --Tea Leoni makes a good opening act for Alicia & Co. --WILL Cary get a prison wife? Or be a prison wife? --Can they keep up the fast-paced, high stakes of Season 5?
Just when it looked like George Clooney, was poised to have it all, he reportedly loses his best Hollywood buddy, Brad Pitt, because the hunk's jealous wife, Angelina Jolie, can't deal with how insecure London lawyer, Amal Alamuddin-Clooney, makes her feel. According to the latest gossip news updates, not only did Angie force her Ocean's Eleven hubby to boycott two separate Batman weddings, now the Goodwill sex-symbol is starting static at the UN. Clooney's rep claims the contrary, but word has it that the old pal's new brides are tearing their longtime friendship apart. Word has it that Angelina Jolie is going out of her way to snub George Clooney's new wife, Amal Alamuddin, despite their sharing similar interests and circles of friends. According to an insider, who spoke to Star Magazine in time for their November 24, issue, Brangelina's excuse about being too busy shooting By the Sea together, to make the wedding is nonsense--especially considering their filming it on the island of Malta: "It's B.S. that Brad and Angie were too busy to make it. "They were invited, and Brad gave George his word he would be there. "But Angie vetoed the trip at the last minute, despite Malta being a short plane ride away from Venice [where George and Amal were married]." The informant goes on to insist that in addition to missing a second much smaller ceremony a month later, Angelina ever refused to meet Amal for a photo-op when Jolie recently spoke at an United Nation event in London: "Angie completely blew Amal off. "There was absolutely no way she was going to share to the limelight with Amal." The reason for Angie's animosity, claims the source, has more to with Angelina's hatred for herself than Alamuddin: "For all the charity work, Angie is deeply insecure, self-absorbed and calculating. "It eats at her that Amal is everything that she isn't." As you can imagine, George Clooney’s rep ran to Gossip Cop to deny, deny, deny this story. But if that were the case, why weren't Brangelina sitting next to Bill Murray with bells on...like the entire world expected of them?
You knew this was coming. What I can't understand is, why did they almost never talk about their children?
Does anyone here ever see this guy? He's on in the mornings here in New York, he dresses and acts like a sketchy used car salesman. He seems to think he's adorably funny, constantly snarks and then looks directly into the camera, he dresses like a Jersey mafia boss and does this weird thing where he bares his teeth when trying to smile. If you've seen him, you know what I'm talking about. It's incredibly weird. He also speaks in a rapid-fire way, like an auctioneer. Worst of all, the man can NOT forecast the weather. Every single week, without fail, he'll predict a "glorious weekend" or talk about how we'll have sun and "MAYBE a few clouds" in the coming weekend.. And every weekend he predicts this, we have clouds and rain 24/7. He seems terrified of actually reporting on what the actual weather for the day will be and fills his weather report with a lot of bullshit jokes and graphics but never just a straight weather forecast for the day. We generally suffer him each morning as we're both getting ready for work. And yes, I realize we can change the channel if we want to, but we like WABC's morning news team, with the exception of this horrible weather guy.
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?
Star is to move off-screen following Cleopatra movie to concentrate on writing and directing Angelina Jolie has confirmed she plans to retire as an actor to focus on her budding career as a film-maker. Speaking to Du Jour magazine in an interview to promote her new film Unbroken, the Oscar-winning star of Girl Interrupted said she “absolutely” planned to move permanently behind the camera and revealed she did not enjoy being the centre of attention. “I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera,” said Jolie. “I didn’t ever think I could direct, but I hope I’m able to have a career at it because I’m much happier.”
Must be fabulous. I'll start off.
It''s a tie between What a Wonderful World and Sunday Morning Coming Down...%0D\ %0D\ Yours?
NEW YORK (AP) — A survey of academics has found that Eleanor Roosevelt was the nation's best first lady. Michelle Obama ranks fifth. The findings from the Siena College/C-SPAN poll were released Saturday. Hillary Clinton dropped from fourth to sixth since the last survey in 2008. Abigail Adams kept her second place standing, and Jacqueline Kennedy retained third place. Dolley Madison was fourth. Clinton is seen as the former first lady with the most presidential potential. The poll is based on interviews with 242 historians, political scientists and other scholars questioned from Oct. 10 to Nov. 25 by mail and online. The Siena College survey has been conducted five times since 1982. Roosevelt has come out on top each time. This year's poll is being released alongside C-SPAN's "First Ladies" TV series.
It's all right here:
Badger in "Wind in the Willows" Dumbledore Burke Dennings in "Exorcist" (demon killed him because would not shut up about "Follies") Obi-wan Kenobi any character played by a late-period Claude Rains who else?
This is literally the funniest thing Nathan Fielder has ever done.
My mother insists this is why she "doesn't condone" my homosexuality. She says she doesn't believe there is anything intrinsically wrong with gays, but yes, "the lifestyle" will leave me unhappy in the end. I look at my siblings and their stale, sad marriages and I feel sorry for them. My mother sees none of that ordinary hetero misery.
On other sites it is being said that Ben Savage appears in the new documentary about Hollywood pedophiles, Open Secret. Supposedly he is shown in footage of a Marc Collins Rector boy party. Has anyone seen the doc- can you confirm? I like him and hope he wasn't hanging out with those creeps.
By request. Sarah Koenig is from "This American Life." Serial is about the conviction of Adnan Syed of Baltimore, for the murder of his high school girlfriend. Koenig is looking at every aspect of This case, and posts a weekly podcast.
My Parents honeymooned in NYC in 1956. My mother had been there several times before with her girlfriends but now with my Dad she could go places a woman alone couldn't or shouldn't go. They ended up at a drag show and it was clear the men in the place were gay. To my Dad's credit he agreed to stay for a bit, but they left after a half an hour or so. After they left, my said to my Dad that she swore she saw Rock Hudson in there with a much younger man. My Dad brushed her off and I recall a few times growing up hearing my Dad say to my Mom at parties "Stop telling the Rock Hudson story... It wasn't him" When Rock Hudson came out my Dad said ;Holy Shit!" and my Mom said "See?"
Whatever was said on the 146 thread to get it shut down, don't bring it here! No frying bacon. Been there, done that. On with the Broadway dish -
What's the worst thing you ever did for love? I dated a closeted guy so I basically went back in the closet for him. I let him tell people we were just close friends
Back in the 80s there was a trend of direct promoting singers/artists you never heard of through 1-800 TV commercials. If you know these names at all it's from their TV ads (though Datalounge has appropriated Nana Mouskouri into an icon): - Cristy Lane - Red Sovine - Nana Mouskouri - Boxcar Willie - Ray Stevens (I actually knew him from Dr. Demento's show) Who were some others? Who was the sad sack comedian/magician who was kind of Red Skelton-ish? I don't think it was Red Skelton but maybe I'm mis-remembering.
May the decorating begin! %0D\ %0D\ %0D
Has anybody seen this lesbionic teen film? Patty is a baby-dyke pin-up in her short shorts and (bad) blonde butch bob. Billie: "I wish I was a boy!" Billie's dad (Jim Backus): "Well, so do I, but you're not!"
Bravo's newest show about a bevy of beautiful (and possibly insane) Europeans living in LA. Oh my Lord, that Massimo is molto molto caldo! I bet he's hung long a Tuscan mule!
Original Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kristy Swanson doesn''t agree with Joss Whedon that revisiting the 1992 movie is a bad idea.\ \ In fact, the 40-year-old actress is touting for a role in Warner Brothers'' remake.\ \ "If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast," she told Entertainment Weekly.\ \ Her enthusiam isn''t shared by Buffy creator Whedon, whose response to the remake announcement came via a sardonic written statement to E! Online, in which he called it "a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths."\ \ But Swanson has no such reservations, adding: "There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so; he''s a brilliant man, no doubt. I love everything Buffy. I don''t care who''s doing it."\ \ Swanson''s co-star Luke Perry has so far declined to give his reaction.
We’ve scoured the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). These are our picks for the feast. Dig in, then tell us yours. What is your state's contribution?
It airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and is a parody of old Hanna-Barbera cartoons like Scooby Doo, and more directly the Mr. T cartoon of the 80s. All the outrage about Bill Cosby, and yet an actual convicted rapist has apparently been forgiven. And yes, Tyson does his own voice. Where's the outrage about that?
The Voice of the Night
I think it's a Visa. I was thinking of applying for one to get the $30.00 they're offering because I plan on getting some stuff from Amazon anyway but some reviews said they start charging interest from the moment of purchase. So if that's what they're doing you pay extra even if you pay your bill in full when it comes. I've never heard of a credit card doing this. Can anyone who has this card please tell me if it's true they do that?
Did anybody else ever remember watching this very strange, obscure TV show?
This bitch is crazy!
Anyone watching? Only ten minutes in and my favorite character so far is dead. Dammit. But it was effectively creepy.
When he revealed it was not an "amnesty" he shamed all of the MSM which called it that, demonstrating that they are in fact organs of the Republican party. It was the first time any major Dem has even hinted at the truth, which is that all the media is controlled by the Republican party.
Danica McKellar just discovered the value of ex. The Wonder Years star, author and math whiz has filed for divorce from her husband of three years, composer Mike Verta, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court documents filed June 4 and obtained by E! News. They have a 1 1/2-year-old son, Draco, and McKellar is asking for joint custody. McKellar, best known for playing Fred Savage's crush-next-door Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, earned another tier of fame after graduating with honors from UCLA with a degree in mathematics and coauthoring a paper as an undergrad that resulted in the "Chayes–McKellar–Winn theorem." The 37-year-old actress most recently voiced a main character on the animated series Young Justice and she's had guest spots on How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. She and Verta tied the knot in La Jolla, Calif., on March 22, 2009, after already spending eight years together as a couple. She lists their date of separation as June 1.
She is in no way, shape or form fat. I guess women are now supposed to look like rulers.
I did not see Season 1 of FX''s [italic]Justified[/italic], starring Timothy Olyphant of HBO''s [italic]Deadwood[/italic], and am aware it is really well-reviewed. (Margo Martindale''s supporting performance this season is, apparently, Emmy worthy.)%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ Is this series easy to catch up on, and to follow it one episode after the next? I''m asking because I''m considering buying Season 1 on Blu-ray.
Ever had one? Like being in the grocery store and Jeremy Renner asks you to get something off the top shelf for him?
God I'm sick of hearing about rape all the time with regards to every single fucking aspect of our society. There has become genuine hysteria out there about it. The hysterical political correctness has become as bad as during the first Bush era.
The only thing we have to fear, is ...to fear once... shame on me... the second time... the thing is not to be afeared again.
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 :(
with extra special guest co-host Sofia Vergara! Musical guest Andie MacDowell peforms "That Old Black Magic"! I mean "Baby It's Cold Outside!" The cast of "LaBare" stops by with a very special Christmas strip! And a special holiday voicemail from Matthew McConaughey!
I was told that as a good gay, I should watch TPA. My question is, why do the gays love this movie. It was perfectly fine and fun, but I don't really get the gay connection.
He was such a sexy little fucker. Should I be ashamed?
Did you ever have a crush on an athlete when you were growing up? For me, it was Joe Namath. Those pantyhose commercials really did something for me!
He is absolutely gorgeous but he is not mentioned much her on the DL. Even though he shaves his chest in Awkward he is still the epitome of dreamy!
As a tribute to the 2013 thread on the same subject, let's pretend that we are at our various Thanksgiving destinations. I'll start: I'm the nephew whose male partner always says, like clockwork, "That's your second martini. Don't forget that we have a two-hour drive back home." However, he's a teetotaler in general , always insists on driving us EVERYWHERE during the entire year anyway, and knows very well that I need a few cocktails on Thanksgiving to deal with my crazy aunt and uncle and their spoiled, narcissistic grown-up children, my cousins. Those same cousins never reach out to me during the rest of the year, always have excuses when I call them to suggest meeting up for dinner half-way, but always say at Thanksgiving, "We don't see each other often enough. We'll have to get together soon." I only show up every year because my sweet mother would be hurt if I didn't.
Do not talk to me as if I were her. I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may look like her, in your eyes, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may move like her, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may even sound like her, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. Sincerely yours,
Girl's got taste AND talent!
The bigger mysteries to me are how he went from the huge mullet to bald so quickly. And was he really fucking Streisand?
The Facebook Q&A just ended, unfortunately. [quote]I'm making your artichoke, leek bread pudding and need to know which ementhaler cheese to use. French or Swiss?? There is a difference in taste. [quote]my pound cakes are crusty on top What do you think is my problem? [quote]We would like to serve a great tasting cocktail to our guest. We made a cranberrie one that did not work well. any suggestions? Surely DL has better questions for the Barefart Contessa!
The thread about the SM BI got me thinking. What are stories or gossip you have heard about celebrities being evil?
I know most Dlers probably don''t give a shit, but I really wanted to know what are the "best" cities for black and latino gays. Well, "best" is based on the individual, so I guess I''m just asking about pure numbers, bars and nightlife, organizations, etc. Wherever gay blacks and latinos have the most presence.\ \ For Blacks, Not L.A. and San Francisco. So, Atlanta, NYC, DC, Chicago? Maybe Oakland?\ \ Latinos - NYC, Miami?\ \ And, if NYC, then what particular locations?
Even though the main stream media is never going to report that businesses, banks, and Wall Street have endorsed President Obama and Democrats’ economic policies, even if it is for their self-preservation, there is no reason Democrats running for office should stay silent. American voters have heard President Obama say things like “a rising tide lifts all boats,” “the income gap is threatening the stability of the economy,” and the nation desperately needs a “high degree of rebalancing, increases in residential wealth, and accelerated wage growth.” However, if they heard it from Wall Street, banks, and the business sector, it may finally sink in that a vote for Republicans is a vote to destroy America’s economy and by extension, their own well-being. More at link provided below;
...is this what we are looking at for the next two years? Please tell me that the Rethugs will fuck things up so badly that the country will finally run them all out on a rail in 2016. Please, tell me some [italic]good[/italic] news that will come out of all of this. I need some hope, however meager it may be.
Well, she's almost 60.
Though, I don't find either one of them very attractive, and I'm quite sure they're both bottoms.
Happy birthday to Uncle Joe Biden. 72 years young today.
I bought my mother a chandelier from Pottery Barn and she likes it but wants shades. They have linen and silk shades. Is one better than the other? Does one kind block more light?
My pants, they are melting.
I want this twink bad. Is he gay? He sure seems like it.
And the weather people don't even come up with a cutesy name like Snowmaggedon! It's not fair!
It seems like most the really wealthy people of this world had good educations. Today I know many people with good educations who are either struggling, not in their chosen fields or working low paying jobs. I also know a few people who have good educations who are well off. However all the people I know who are really bad off have no education including being high school drop outs. So does a good education equal financial security or is that a thing of the past?
I swear I just noticed my warm brown eyes now have slate blue rings around them.\ \ I''m firmly in middle age and I used to wear contacts (started with the hard ones in 1969) so I am used to looking closely at my eyes over the years.\ \ Anyone else experience subtle eye color changes as you''ve aged?
I used to think so because I assumed that a virgin just wouldn't know what they're missing until they do it. But someone brought up a good point that it doesn't take sex for people to know their sexual orientation--i.e. plenty of people have known whether they're gay or straight prior to losing their virginity. I'm sure none of us had to have sex with a man to know we are attracted to them. Similarly, he argued that it wouldn't take sexual experience to know that you're not attracted to anyone since asexuality is an orientation (as opposed to a behavior or choice). Thoughts?
Her wife of 3 short years gets half of everything: Lara -- a psychologist -- gets a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period. But Lara gets a lot more, including: -- half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485 -- half of a 401K totaling $315,079 -- half of the proceeds from their Mullholland Tennis Club membership -- half of all royalties from Jane's TV appearances, including "Glee" -- half of their $56,810 tax refund Lara also gets their L.A. Yacht club membership. But wait, there's more. Lara gets Francis the dog. (link to tmz)
The game has a lot of followers on DL, and the original thread was a great place to share excellent tips, get clarifications, and post sour, bitter, frustrated rants about game fails. What level are you on? Let's visit each other's towns and whack each other's snakes!
And what are your hatreds?
Seriously. Im watching a movie from the 80s and they're everywhere.
I'm a gay man but still madly in love with her. She won the oscar for "Darling" in 1966 and was Hollywood's "it" girl around that time and represented the swinging 60s when England could do no wrong with their actors and musicians. She was (and still is) a brilliant actress who is as beautiful and poised as she is talented. But she seemed to lose interest in acting as much when she became involved with Warren Beatty in 1967. She could have given Maggie, Helen and Judi a run for their money. What are your thoughts on her datalounge?
This article helps explain how London has become the flashy location of choice for the global super-rich, including Russian oligarchs, arms dealers, Nigerian oil barons and the Saudis. It asks, who are the mysterious inhabitants of One Hyde Park, London, designed by Richard Rogers, and called the world’s most expensive residential building? Its mostly absentee owners, hiding behind offshore corporations based in tax havens, provide a portrait of the new global super-wealthy. Up until the 18th century, Knightsbridge, which borders genteel Kensington, was a lawless zone roamed by predatory monks and assorted cutthroats. It didn’t come of age until the Victorian building boom, which left a charming legacy of mostly large and beautiful Victorian houses, with their trademark white or cream paint, black iron railings, high ceilings, and short, elegant stone steps up to the front door. This will not be the impression a visitor now gets as he emerges from the Knightsbridge subway station’s south exit. He will be met by four hulking joined-up towers of glass, metal, and concrete, sandwiched between the Victorian splendors of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, to the east, and a pretty five-story residential block, to the west. This is One Hyde Park, which its developers insist is the world’s most exclusive address and the most expensive residential development ever built anywhere on earth. With apartments selling for up to $214 million, the building began to smash world per-square-foot price records when sales opened, in 2007. After quickly shrugging off the global financial crisis the complex has come to embody the central-London real-estate market, where, as high-end property consultant Charles McDowell put it, “prices have gone bonkers.” The emphasis everywhere is on secrecy and security, provided by advanced-technology panic rooms, bulletproof glass, and bowler-hatted guards trained by British Special Forces. Inhabitants’ mail is X-rayed before being delivered. The secrecy extends to the media, many of whose members (...)have tried but failed to gain entry to the building. “The vibe is junior Arab dictator,” says Peter York, co-author of The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook.
YASSSS hunty. You bitching bitches complained about it before, but I LOVE it. So there.
Starts in 5 mins on HBO. As always, here is the Simon Halls squirrel.
Are Tom and Mike supposed to be straight best friends or gay best friends?
Is anyone watching this highly enjoyable show? Smart and funny.
Is there a gay gene, and if so, is it linked to creativity, art and aesthetics?
We either get the grand queen antique flea market, knick-knack filled semi-horror, semi-fabulous shows, or we get this. Inoffensive, neutral colors, everything screaming "meh". it does look like a nice hotel (I like nice hotels, so I never see why that's such an insult). It's your gray, beige, espresso dreams come true! He's sorta cute. He does get points for minimizing the clutter in his modestly sized space.
...said by a young man I met at the gym when I went to his place. What could I do. I told him it was lovely to meet him and started to get dressed again. He then got visibly upset and told me he wanted to be fucked anyway. He thought that was the kind of talk that turned men on. I told him it was fucking disgusting and that I had lost my hard one, but if he wanted he could suck me off if he did not utter one more word. So he did. Bitch swallowed too.
Before he was a DJ he was a musician. Allegedly. Extra points for the hideous long hair.
Keri Russell is in it. It's all 1980s Cold War bullshit. It's a Republican lovefest. Will people just let go of the Reagan era already? For fuck's sake. The title card has a hammer and sickle in it (Communist symbol). The show was created by a retired military guy. The shit written on IMDB's message board is a Republican wankfest. Tired of seeing the promos.
Continued salute to part one and two and all the guys who aren't shy about showing their bods at the beach.
Two years after marrying a Qatari billionaire and dropping out of sight, Janet Jackson has re-emerged with an almost unrecognizable face! “She seems to have had every procedure possible,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Ronan who has not treated Janet. “The “Control” singer, 48, popped up at the Vogue Fashion Experience in Dubai Oct. 31 after not being seen since May. And a Jackson family insider confirmed Janet has “had a lot of work done.” “Analyzing these pictures, I can say she had a mini facelift that tightened her jawline,” said Dr. Yoel S. Shahar, a cosmetic surgeon who hasn’t treated the singer. ALL THE DETAILS are only in the new ENQUIRER – on sale now!
You don't see anything, but you hear them as the doctor explains what's happening. And, when the doctor asks Willie to cough, you hear that. Video:
I''m tired of her always making excuses for celebrities and think it''s time for a new host. Does anyone else feel the same way? Take my poll, please.
Who is hotter between Chris Hemsworth vs. Charlie Hunnam? Check out nude pictures of them in the link below to help you better decide.
OK the showed aired last night. What do you think? For one thing...Lisa Weil from Gilmore Girls is scary skinny... and Viola Davis is 49 years old...just saying.
If his face was covered on this photo I'd probably think that was a woman's body-just look at those tits and child bearing hips. Was he like Matt Damon of the 1950's? But he was a cute twink.
... and to settle it once and for all - who's the better - *cough, cough* - singer/entertainer - Madonna or Janet?
Do you watch it the show for hot dudes? Do you ever yell at the teevee: "Hey, brainiacs! How come I knew the answer and YOU didn't!"
I''ll start.\ \ Mary-Louise Parker.
Lisa Bonet knows something for sure. I wish she'd speak out on what exactly she knows.
"If you don't like swearing, um, or angry people from Wisconsin, then turn you mother f-er camera off NOW!"
From Twitter: ABC News @ABC 1m Just in: Police confirm the death of former Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris' husband of apparent suicide.
I enjoy watching tv shows that emphasize family values - my favourites are probably "The Cosby Show" and "7th Heaven". Any recommendations for similar shows?
Ever since I saw Nick Jonas get almost naked and show his bulge and butt crack in Flaunt magazine. I have been checking for him ever since. What do you all think is Nick Jonas the hottest male celeb currently over Justin Bieber, Zac Efron, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Colton Haynes?
On his father’s passing: “People are like, ‘Is it weird that you don’t have a dad?’ No. That’s just how I grew up, and that’s what’s normal for me. I can’t imagine having a dad. I can’t be like, ‘Hey, Dad! Want to go play catch in the yard?’ That would be weird for me to say.”
Bizarre. Did he look at the mirror before leaving the house?
Sexual shame creates a breeding ground for HIV within the gay community, says activist Hussain Turk. A few days after HIV Plus magazine profiled me as one of the “Amazing HIV-Positive Gay Men” of 2014, the editors at HIV Plus and The Advocate made me aware of an extremely disturbing reader response. Never mind the many achievements I worked so hard for, which landed me a position among this list of accomplished people. This reader instead recognized me from a bareback porno and was appalled that these publications “would be lazy enough to promote and endorse a person who has no sense of safety for our community … who encourages reckless sex with no regard to the struggle itself, or to its history … who is encouraging us all to forget where we came from and what threats still exist.” In concluding his admonishment, the angry reader urged the publications to “think of what you are telling our gay youth.” Contrary to his allegations, I know my history, and I know that the gays of yore who fought like hell to survive at ground zero of the HIV epidemic had absolutely no room in their agenda for the kind of slut-shaming and prudishness that the gays of today resort to. This kind of moral rectitude is an honest reflection of the mainstream gay community’s retreat into a closet where good sex has been forsaken for same-sex marriage. I don’t just mean good in the sense of orgasmic-good, I mean good in the sense of healthy, consensual, engaging, and mutually fun. The painfully obvious irony is that in order to recognize me, this reader had to watch me. Basic economics posits that a product’s supply will vanish absent consumers’ demand for it. So why not hold himself, as a consumer of bareback porn, as accountable as the actor he condemns? Because the mainstream gay community has become a self-policing bastion of heteronormativity. We have shamed each other into sexual silence. We don’t talk about sex — and we certainly don’t celebrate it, unless it’s the kind that is on its way to becoming part of an acceptable marriage. Sex work is certainly not that kind of sex, and the fact that my scene partner and I are both undetectable and treatment-compliant is moot when some of us can’t even admit that we watch bareback porn. Our sexual shame is a public health problem of epidemiological proportions. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a major increase in the rate of new infections among gay and bisexual men who are between the ages of 13 and 24 — a 132.5 percent increase between 2001 and 2011. Our sexual shame erases the history of years of queer community organizing and consciousness-raising around good sex. It blinds us from our own desires as homo-sexual beings. It prevents us from showing our faces on Grindr and Scruff, forcing us instead to beg for face pics after we’ve supposedly already come out of the closet. It sucks us into bars and meth houses in thirsty droves, desperately seeking escape from our inhibitions. It precludes the gay rights corporations we fund from campaigning for treatment as prevention and PrEP or for educating about the implications of an undetectable viral load. The concern with condomless sex is not unwarranted — and sex with condoms is not always safe. But concerns with risk and safety cannot be effectively addressed so long as our community continues to suffer from sexual shame. And shame will not disappear overnight. We need to know our history as gay men — and not the PG version that Justice Kennedy wrote about in the Supreme Court’s opinion in Lawrence v. Texas. We need increased and affordable access to mental health services. We need Queers for Economic Justice. We need each other, in love, more than anything.
From Ted Casablanca's old Blind Vices ... I've heard from good sources that Bradley got his start as Victor Garber's boytoy.
Why?!?!?! She was fantastic in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, This Is The End will be huge, and Cinderella would have been a HUGE deal and would have served as the final blow to smashing the Hermione image. I mean, Bling Ring looks brilliant, but it's not going to be the big deal that Cinderella (directed by Kenneth Branagh) is going to be. Bad career move?
Ryan Gosling has been granted a restraining order from a woman who was allegedly stalking him and his family. In documents cited by E!News, Gosling alleged a woman named as Grace Marie Del Villar had "harassed, stalked and sought to have personal contact with" the actor, his mother and his sister. The 34-year-old believed she was Gosling’s “twin flame” or “twin soul” and tried to repeatedly contact him via email and letters, E! reports. She also allegedly sent a doll-catalogue to Gosling’s residence with her contact details on and a page torn from a magazine which featured Eva Mendes to his manager. The attempts reached a head when Del Villar allegedly travelled from New York to Los Angeles in October and appeared “uninvited late at night" at the house of one of his family members. He sought a temporary restraining order against Del Villar for his mom and sister as well as Mendes and their daughter. In the documents, Gosling alleged Del Villar is "delusional” and "believes she knows the Gosling family, and that they know her, and that they are actually searching for her and have been for the past three-years”. The order asks Del Villar to stay at least 100 yards away from Gosling, Mendes and their daughter. A court hearing is set for 10 December to determine if the order can continue.
It's to promote his new movie...The War on Christmas. Kirk Cameron's signature sitcom should be renamed "Growing Pain in the Ass." Apologies, the link is from Fox News.
You’ll be singing a happy tune once you hear our good news: Tonight on Nov. 22 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT, we’ll be livestreaming a special Q&A event with the cast of the upcoming musical adaptation Into the Woods, including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, and Christine Baranski. Also on hand: screenwriter James Lapine and director Rob Marshall, who brought the classic Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical about an alternate universe of Grimm fairy tale characters to life. (Bookmark this page to watch the live stream.) We’ll see you back here tonight!
For me it means catching the train from Philly to Norristown and hope that my uncle feels like interrupting his game to pick me up at the station. Not to mention my aunt (whom I adore) and her family (some of them I cannot stand). This year my friends are all doing the family thing, so I'm seriously thinking about staying home.
Why don't all guys do it? A trim is so much sexier than too much hair.
Why? I mean, really. I understand a woman, but when it's a man: what on Earth is a person who costs hundreds of dollars going to give you that a normal barber or stylist couldn't? Is this a status this?
I always see this exchange in films from the '60s and early '70s. Normal adults (mother and father types) having company over at any time of the day and sharing full glasses of straight whiskey or liquor on ice (from their liquor cabinet). Did the average adult really drink this hardcore back then? And people thought nothing of it? Do you remember your parents or other adults partaking in these liquor-drinking chats? Don't get me wrong, I love my cocktails. But in this day and age of AA and alcohol-shaming, it's almost inconceivable that suburban frau-parent types would just be swigging straight liquor on the patio.
I had to start new thread for all things Louis. Fuck that bloke is fit. Anyone still on the fence about him being gay?
Sure, some of these allegations have been known for years but it wasnt until recently when comedian Hannibal Burress chastised Cosby as a rapist in his stand up act when people started to take notice.
Dish more dirt. (With a complementary screenshot of Wolf Blitzer getting owned by Andy Richter on Jeopardy)
From the BBC: A bull branded gay, has been saved from the slaughterhouse by charity donations, including £5,000 from Sam Simon, co-creator of the Simpsons. Benjy, from County Mayo, Ireland, was destined for the abattoir after showing more interest in breeding with other bulls than cows. Gay and animal rights campaigners launched a joint online campaign to save Benjy. It went viral. Homosexual behaviour has been observed in 1,500 animal species.
Big fat James Corden was on Letterman Show last night and said he was the new host of the Late Late show starting in March 2015. He will be taking over for Craig Ferguson.
Good God, what a piece of shit. And that cunt couldn't act if she was on fire.
Prancing around in his hotel room in not a whole lot. Nice body.
I only recently got an IPOD and I''m getting ready for the upcoming holiday season. Anyone have any song recommendations? \ \ My suggestions for you:\ \ *Christmas Swing - The Dixie Chicks\ \ *Go Tell It On the Mountain - Garth Brooks\ \ *Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding\ \ *2000 Miles - The Pretenders\ \ *Amen - Impressions
Boo fucking hoo.
For better or for worse, most of the profiles we’ve read on "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, 37, throw in a mention or two of her enviably curvaceous figure. Video:
He says there's still a story to tell there.
A friend of mine started working at his company years ago. When he started out there the company was much smaller than today. He's in accounting, and on his first day on the job, his boss came by, threw a big manual on his desk, and goes: "OK. You're the accounting department". That was the extent of his training. He basically had to set up the whole accounting department - set up reports, procedures, etc. So have any of you also had very little training at your job? It really is kind of the Rodney Dangerfield of corporate America. It's very important and very much needed, but it doesn't get any respect.
Can a guy self suck & still be straight?
A new scientific study of 409 pairs of gay brothers could put to rest decades of debate over the existence of the so-called ‘gay gene’. Research conducted by the NorthShore Research Institute in the US found clear links between male sexual orientation and two specific regions of the human genome, with lead scientist Alan Sanders declaring that the work “erodes the notion that sexual orientation is a choice”. The study is three times larger than any previously done and highlights two genetic regions that have been tied to male homosexuality in separate research: Xq28, first identified in 1993, and 8q12, spotted in 2005. However, Sanders does not claim to have identified a single gene which ‘causes’ male homosexuality in humans and stresses that with complex human traits like sexual orientation there are many influencing factors, both genetic and environmental. For the study Sanders and his team collected blood and saliva from 409 pairs of gay brothers and analysed their genetic code for markers known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Although Xq28 and 8q12 were the two regions that were most frequently identified as home to genetic markers common among the 818 gay men, three other SNPs were also highlighted. Speaking to the New Scientist, neuroscientist Simon LeVay commented: “This study knocks another nail into the coffin of the 'chosen lifestyle' theory of homosexuality.” "Yes, we have a choice in life, to be ourselves or to conform to someone else's idea of normality, but being straight, bisexual or gay, or none of these, is a central part of who we are, thanks in part to the DNA we were born with,” said LeVay, who previously claimed to have found a region of the brain that was smaller in gay men. However, the announcement is unlikely to be met with great acclaim in the LGBT community, with Samantha Allen at The Daily Beast pointing to the murky history of conclusive evidence for any genetic causation. She writes: “If it’s hard to get excited about these studies, it’s because, at this point, biological explanations for homosexuality are like iPhones—a new one comes out every year.” Commenting on the research to The Independent, Richard Lane of LGBT rights charity Stonewall echoed Allen's reaction, saying: "While some people may choose to focus on the continuing debate of whether people are born gay or not, we'll continue to focus on making sure everyone has the same rights and opportunities regardless of who they love."
Maybe he'll do ours next season!
Elizabeth Taylor told Frank Langella she played matchmaker. Believe it or not?
"The three minute long sequence, which featured hunky actor Charlie Hunnam and his bare behind, was meant to be a montage showing the emotional states and relationships of the key characters." But these cunts are ok with the shootings, stabbings and violence? Morons. And WTF - it's on at TEN PM on a school night with MULTIPLE warnings about MA content at every fucking commercial break.
“I am totally devastated,” Cher said in a statement. “Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets. I’m so proud of this show. It is my best ever. I sincerely hope that we can come back again next year and finish what we started.”
Someone actually made a documentary about gayvoice!
Any gossip?\ \ It''s been around for a while now, surely someone has to have some dirt.\ \ Who loves each other? Who hates each other? Who''s fucking who?
When my partner Cheryl was dying from respiratory complications related to treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, she was in so much physical distress she couldn't bear to be touched. The only contact she could stand — one of the few ways I could share my love with her — was for me to rub her feet. As I stood at the foot of her hospital bed doing just that, a scrub-clad figure we had never seen before poked her head in the door, curled her lip and demanded: "What is your relationship?" The question was clearly directed at me, but my girlfriend reached through her drug-induced, hypoxic haze to respond with her New Yorker tough-girl attitude: "Really? Whose feet do you rub like this? What the hell are you, the relationship police?" The Scrub Clad Phantom scampered away and we never saw her again. “Although a curled lip seems to be the universal sign for "You disgust me," we weren't at all sure that the question was motivated by homophobia. Although a curled lip seems to be the universal sign for "You disgust me," we weren't at all sure that the question was motivated by homophobia. Scrub-clad figures poking their heads into hospital rooms and asking random questions without so much as a word of introduction isn't a problem just for people in the LGBT community. If you've been hospitalized, you've probably had a similar experience. But LGBT people have been so systematically discriminated against, misunderstood, and (at best) ignored within the health system that when we walk into a practitioner's office or a hospital room we don't assume that we're starting at neutral in the interaction, because we know better. Consider the stories just within my social circle: A friend's butch lesbian partner was so traumatized by past gynecological care she refused pap exams for 25 years and was diagnosed with cervical cancer in the emergency room, much too late for treatment. A trans woman left behind her family in the rural South and moved to Boston where she thought HIV/AIDS care would be more accessible, only to have each clinic visit prefaced with "Are you sure you're not using crystal meth?" This was from allegedly trans-sensitive providers who saw the face of an HIV-positive trans woman and automatically assumed substance abuse. A woman from my queer widow support group was refused entrance to her dying partner's hospital room. A trans man of color who had persistent and dangerously heavy vaginal bleeding for months had to jump through hoop after hoop to receive appropriate care; medical professionals accused him of exaggerating his condition to get insurance to cover transition-related surgery. Other professionals said there was nothing to worry about because "women of color often have unusual periods." He was later diagnosed with stage II uterine cancer. It's possible that because I was the caregiver to two partners who died of cancer (I know, I know; don't stand next to me in a lightning storm) and because I am a nurse in our very underserved communities I am exposed to more of these types of stories than the average person. But even though the federal government just recently admitted "oops, yeah, we should have been keeping data on you people," we do know that significant health disparities exist: lesbian and bisexual women are less able to get health care due to cost; gay men, especially gay men of color, are still disproportionately at risk of HIV/AIDS. Bisexual women have lower rates of appropriate breast cancer screening and cervical cancer screening than straight women or lesbians. In a recent study from Massachusetts, one in five transgender/gender non-conforming respondents reported postponing or not using health care in the previous year because of prior experiences of mistreatment in health care settings.
I knew that bipolar bitch could not save the show!!!
It was cancelled by NBC tonight before even airing its 13 episodes. However Netflix is picking it up-and has ordered a second season already. Is this a win-win for Fey or a tad embarrassing?
Anyone watching The Comeback?
Talk about ungrateful!
Make it last forever, friendship never ends!
Blast from the past!
[italic]The wartime codebreaker and computing genius was pursued for homosexuality, but nobody – until film-makers came along – accused him of being a traitor[/italic] The Imitation Game puts John Cairncross, a Soviet spy and possible “Fifth Man” of the Cambridge spy ring, on Turing’s cryptography team. Cairncross was at Bletchley Park, but he was in a different unit from Turing. As Turing’s biographer Andrew Hodges, on whose book this film is based, has said, it is “ludicrous” to imagine that two people working separately at Bletchley would even have met. Security was far too tight to allow it. In his own autobiography, Cairncross wrote: “The rigid separation of the different units made contact with other staff members almost impossible, so I never got to know anyone apart from my direct operational colleagues.” In the film, Turing works out that Cairncross is a spy; but Cairncross threatens to expose his sexuality. “If you tell him my secret, I’ll tell him yours,” he says. The blackmail works. Turing covers up for the spy, for a while at least. This is wholly imaginary and deeply offensive – for concealing a spy would have been an extremely serious matter. Were the makers of The Imitation Game intending to accuse Alan Turing, one of Britain’s greatest war heroes, of cowardice and treason? Creative licence is one thing, but slandering a great man’s reputation – while buying into the nasty 1950s prejudice that gay men automatically constituted a security risk – is quite another. [...] Historically, The Imitation Game is as much of a garbled mess as a heap of unbroken code. For its appalling suggestion that Alan Turing might have covered up for a Soviet spy, it must be sent straight to the bottom of the class.
Just looking for a ride... going my way?
Couldn't believe it when I saw them this morning ... I guess winning a million wasn't enough.
Can't Chris Pine choose anything right?
The story continues... here.
and it's M's daughter. Not the really ugly one Mamie, but the slightly less homely Grace. Would M like to issue a comment?
Current pics of former Bel Ami model Danny Saradon:
Anyone familiar about this case? The guy was gay. They just made a film about this. Politicians are now involved in trying to find him. From Wiki: Aeryn Gillern was born on April 28, 1973 at Elmira, New York, the son of Kathryn Gilleran (born 1952). In June 1991 he graduated from Groton High School in Groton, New York. In 1997 Gillern graduated the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology. From 1997 to 1998 Gillern attended the seminary at Graz-Seckau (Austria). In 1999, Gillern received a Master of Arts with honors in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville. In 2003 he was appointed by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna (Austria) committed as a research assistant. In September 2007 he flew home to his mother, Kathryn Gilleran in Cortland, New York, to visit his family for ten days. His mother was planning to sell their house and move to Vienna to study with her son. On October 27, 2007 Kathy phoned her son and talked to him for the last time. He disappeared two days later.
I never knew much about him, but now I know [italic]this[/italic] about him! Good god!
So ... I assume some of you watched "Broadchurch" on BBCAmerica. Fox is doing a remake as a 10-part "mystery event" this fall. David Tennant is reprising his role from the original (but his character is now American), and Anna Gunn is the female lead. I enjoyed "Broadchurch" quite a bit, but I always worry when they remake something and try to Americanize it. Anyone have any thoughts? I'm sure I'll give it a look-see.
I mean like back in the day.
Has anybody been watching this? It's about MI5 spies set in 70's Britain during the Cold War, and the lead actor, Tom Hughes, is the most fuckable guy currently on the tube. I want to have all his babies.
If you have JLTV (Ch 288 for me) in your cable package, they are showing the silent film "Noah's Ark" starring hunky George O'Brien and the beautiful ex-wife of John Barrymore and Drew's grandmother, Dolores Costello, starting at 5 Eastern Time. I don't recall seeing any film with him in it, so I am going to give it a look, just to see him in action. A little head's up for you.
I heard this from other people. He's quite good looking but travels constantly for work and hired escorts since he had no time to meet people. I'd like for it not to bother me but it seems sleazy.
Who is looking forward to the fifth season premiere on Dec. 8? The show has really grown on me since it went into syndication. Love McCarthy and Swoosie Kurtz.
I downloaded the NY Magazine app on my iPad a few months ago. For the last few weeks, though, I kept getting a "Memory almost full" notice, even though I should have tons of memory. I did a little tracing, and it turns out that the NY Mag app was, essentially, eating almost all of the available memory, and there was no way to delete back issues to free up space. I had to completely delete the app to avoid getting the message. I tried googling this to see how to fix it, but couldn't find an answer. Do any of you have the NY Mag app on your iPad? Have you had this problem, too? Were you able to fix it? I'd like to keep getting the magazine, but not if it fucks up my iPad. Thanks.
Darlings! Come, come, join us. I'll have Matthew fix us some nice hot toddies and we'll all sit by the fire and gossip. I need to hear more about those awful, trashy types you've been talking about. The horsefaced woman, and her mother, the one with the dishtowel on her shoulder. They sound like perfectly dreadful people. Let's talk about money, and men, and mansions. But not necessarily in that order.
with a penguin and creamy Jell-o pudding! Help. Whatever shall I do?
Even the Simon Halls Squirrel chose to watch "Scandal."
A rebuke to all those morons who keep their bread in the fridge:
Starring Dottie Sandusky, Camille Cosby...who else?
[bold]Marquette TA sparks international controversy after squelching gay marriage discussion in ethics class[/bold] A controversy involving a teaching assistant, a tenured faculty member and a recorded conversation about whether gay marriage should have been allowed as part of a discussion in an ethics theory class has put Marquette University in the international spotlight. A student who objected to a teaching assistant's handling of the class discussion recorded his conversation with her after class, shared that recording with several faculty members, and the recording took on a life of its own. It ended up being the subject of a faculty member's blog, and landed in the hands of a reporter for Inside Higher Ed, a national online source for news, opinions and jobs in higher education. Now an open letter to Marquette's top administrators written and posted online by a Louisana State University professor in support of the teaching assistant is gathering co-signatures from professors and graduate students around the world. The first to co-sign it is Bonnie Honig, a feminist and prominent political science professor at Brown University. "Even if everything printed were true and the grad student said and did everything attributed to her (which I do not grant), this response -- public calling out, exposure to public condemnation, political labeling-- by a faculty member violates every expectation of graduate training and collegiality," Honig wrote. "It is a betrayal of the trust invested in faculty to mentor and guide students, not to make of them casualties in larger battles whether inside or outside their institutions." Marquette responded in an email to The Journal Sentinel that it is "reviewing both a concern raised by a student and a concern raised by a faculty member. We are taking appropriate steps to make sure that everyone involved is heard and treated fairly. In compliance with state and federal privacy laws, we will not publicly share the results of the reviews." The ethics theory class and the recorded conversation with a student over whether gay marriage should have been allowed as part of the discussion occurred weeks ago. The conflict became publicly ugly Nov. 9, when John McAdams, an associate professor of political science at Marquette, strongly criticized the teaching assistant on his conservative-leaning blog, Marquette Warrior, under the headline:“Marquette Philosophy Instructor: ‘Gay Rights’ Can’t Be Discussed in Class Since Any Disagreement Would Offend Gay Students.” In his blog post, McAdams accused teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate of limiting free speech by “using a tactic typical among liberals now." "Opinions with which they disagree are not merely wrong, and are not to be argued against on their merits, but are deemed ‘offensive’ and need to be shut up,” McAdams alleged. Abbate reportedly had been leading a class discussion about the philosopher John Rawls’ equal liberty principle. That principle says every person has a right to as many basic liberties as possible, as long as they don’t conflict with those of others. When she asked students to name possible violations of the principle, such as laws that require seat belts and laws that prevent people from selling their own organs, one student suggested that a ban on gay marriage violated the principle. Abbate quickly moved on to the next topic, as there were more nuanced examples to discuss before the end of class, according to an email interview with her that Inside Higher Ed reported. After class, another student approached Abbate to tell her that he was “very disappointed” and “personally offended” that she hadn’t considered his classmate's example about gay marriage more thoroughly, according to the student’s recording of the conversation obtained by Inside Higher Ed. Inside Higher Ed characterized that conversation as follows: "The student said he had seen data suggesting that children of gay parents “do a lot worse in life,” and that the topic merited more conversation. Abbate told the student that gay marriage and parenting were
It's like an all-you-can-rape buffet!
A petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, states that "19 Kids and Counting," starring conservative Baptists Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their children, should be axed because of the LGBT fearmongering promoted by the family. "The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people," Wissick wrote in a letter to TLC which was posted on the Change.org petition page. "You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show."
I wish it would have been his brother Bob, circa the time he starred on Saved By The Bell: The College Years.
I'm the OP of the thread that reported on the male country music star that will be coming out on Entertainment Tonight. I'm happy to report that the DL Super Sleuths solved the mystery within an hour! Here's the breaking story from People Magazine, ahead of the ET story! ***************** Five years ago, country singer Ty Herndon finally recognized that he had a very important story to share. "During an Anthony Robbins seminar, I realized I had an incredible story that could possibly help someone's son or daughter or grandchild's life not be as difficult as mine has been," he tells PEOPLE. "Maybe they wouldn't have to go through as much pain and suffering. It's time to tell my truth." That "truth" is about a part of himself he has kept secret for his entire career: "I'm an out, proud and happy gay man," the Nashville artist revealed to PEOPLE during a sit-down in New York Tuesday. (Herndon appears on Entertainment Tonight Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, his first TV interview about his journey.) The revelation was many years in the making for the 51-year-old singer, who first wondered if he was gay when he was about 10 years old and then began coming out to close family members at 20. "My mother probably knew I was gay before I did. I remember sitting down with her and having the conversation," recalls Herndon, noting his career path in country worried her. But, ultimately, "she was more concerned about me having a happy life. You have to be able to do that in your own skin, and [my family] has seen me struggle with being gay my whole career." [bold]Some Early Snags[/bold] While his professional start was promising (he was earning steady airplay with hit singles including "What Mattered Most," "Living in a Moment" and "It Must Be Love"), the singer hit some snags along the way – including an indecent exposure charge for allegedly exposing himself to a police officer in 1995 (the charge was later dropped in a plea bargain) and subsequent time in rehab for drug addiction. "I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. They've been my mistakes, and I own them," says Herndon, who was married to women twice before coming to terms with his sexuality. (He says both ex-wives knew he was gay.) "I've done a lot of work around forgiveness with people that I've hurt and people I've not been honest with because of my sexuality." Herndon's revelation follows fellow country artist Chely Wright's coming out to PEOPLE in 2010. [bold]Longtime Partner[/bold] Wright, a close friend of his, played a big part in his coming out – as did his longtime partner, Matt. A mutual friend introduced the couple, and they spoke on the phone for six months before meeting. As a one-year anniversary and Christmas present, Matt brought them to that fateful Anthony Robbins seminar in 2009 that reminded him of his own struggle – and his wish to spare others that pain. "I was 10, sitting in church and horrified that I might be a homosexual. Whatever that word meant, I knew that I probably was one," Herndon recalls. "And I know there's a lot of those kids still out there. Telling my story is an opportunity to help just one of them," says Herndon. "They can be loved by God, they can be married one day, they can have a family, they can give their parents grandkids," Herndon adds. "And they're not broken, they're not sinners and they're perfectly beautiful." Both the singer and his partner are practicing Christians, and Herndon says it's taken time to reconcile his faith with his sexuality. But he's getting there. "I sit on the tailgate of my pickup truck, and I meditate, and I talk to God," he says. "That's really all I need to know. I have a connection to something bigger than myself, and no one's going to tell me that I can't have it. We get to choose who we love, and that includes God, and he loves us back." (continued)
He's getting ready to bolt, isn't he?
I fucking hate this song so bad It's playing on the radio right now! The banal lyrics, the children's choir....awful.
This married Canadian is in love with a horse and has dated several. I have no words. And no, his name isn't Matthew Broderick.
But when I see you out and about, it's such a crime
Last weekend I met a very cute drag queen. I bought her a drink and we exchanged numbers. We've been texting each other this week. I'm gay but I've always had a thing for drag queens. The more feminine the better. She turned me on a lot and it seemed like the start of something really good. I was really excited at the prospect of being her boyfriend. But it turns out we're both tops. While I want to be open minded, that particular chemistry just isn't going to work for me. I don't know. What should I do or say? I feel like I'm being really shallow about this, but I can tell it isn't going to work. Wut do?
by: Mrs Patrick Campbell (Hollywood veteran) "Miss Keanu, along with Tammy Cruise, are two of David Geffen's 'corn-hole' sucess stories, that is, Geffen corn-holed both of them and then made them stars!" I believe you Mrs. Patrick Campbell...about Keanu and Tammy and David. But from what Van Sant said, HE had a longterm secretive affair with Keanu so, do you think David was jealous?
I'm downloading a movie on to my ipad and Itunes is telling me 9 freakin hours??? My so called internet provider is AT&T. Fuck them, fuck them right up their evil NSA spying asses
God I'm sick of hearing about hysteria all the time with regards to every single fucking systemic violation of the rights of women and gays by the patriarchy, the protection of heterosexual rapists included. There has become genuine hysteria out there about people supposedly getting hysterical when the truth is there are serious problems in our society if celebrities are allowed to get away with rape. The hysterical hysteria has become as bad as when my Mom's best friend had a hysterectomy.
It's official: Fox's global phenomenon Glee will be cut in half for its final season. The musical from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will be trimmed from its typical 22-episode order to 13 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources tell THR that Murphy sat down with the network and studio 20th Century Fox Television to discuss the best way to end the series and decided that the story would be best told in one final run of 13 consecutive episodes. For its part, Glee has been showing its age. The musical has repeatedly hit series lows in its fifth season, with ratings down considerably from those of its early heyday. The move comes as little surprise after Glee — one of the lowest-rated scripted series to earn an additional season renewal after Fox's two-season pickup a year ago — was left off the network's fall schedule. The musical starring Lea Michele and Chris Colfer will return midseason as part of Fox's 2015 lineup. An exact date and time slot have not yet been revealed, but the network plans to make the sixth and final run of the series into a big event for fans. The decision to hold Glee for a midseason bow comes after the network trimmed its current fifth season from 22 to 20 episodes, following production delays at the start of the season after the death of star Cory Monteith. Sources told THR that Fox was mulling tacking the final two episodes onto season five, bringing the total to 24 after the show's two-season pickup a year ago. (The two-season renewal was for 44 episodes.) In May, then-Fox Broadcasting president Kevin Reilly said the standard 22-episode count for seasons is no longer the norm as more networks adopt a cable model in a bid to retain viewers and eventize programming. Murphy, meanwhile, told THR in April that he has a final idea for the series, which will not be "New York-centric" after the series was uprooted from its former Ohio-set high school location. "The final season is really its own story and its own location and while the New York stuff will be alive, the final season is not New York-centric at all," Murphy said at the time, noting there will be a time jump for the final episodes. "It really [will be] a lovely, fitting season that…dwells on the original people that were on the show and what happens to them and how they give back. That really is the last season.… We'll revisit some of the new kids that came and went. There's a return of the Jane Lynch-Matt Morrison characters in a big way. It's a really interesting, very sweet, satisfying ending to the story." The news comes mere hours after Murphy picked up a whopping 34 Emmy nominations for programs including HBO's The Normal Heart, FX's American Horror Story: Coven and Glee, which was nominated in the directing category for its 100th episode. Click here for our interview with Murphy about all the Emmy attention.
Chris Pratt covers the GQ 'Man of The Year' cover where he speaks on wanting to act and his ending of Parks and Recreation television show. On having an urge to direct: “I’m always biting my tongue. When I’m on set, I kind of wish I could just tell everybody what to do. If I could tell everybody what to do, it would be great, and it would be done faster. And so that’s what I’m working toward. I want control. I want control over something.”
Continuing the jutting tradition!
Thanks to a range of new technologies, Britain's buses are steadily swapping traditional fuel for greener alternatives. Over in Bristol, however, Wessex Water believes more can be done with the brown stuff. That's why it's today put the UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste into service. The Bio-Bus, as it's known, is a 40-seater shuttle capable of travelling up to 186 miles on a full tank of bio-methane gas, which is generated via a process called anaerobic digestion. Supermarket giant Sainsbury's uses the same technique to power one of its stores. Its branch in Cannock, West Midlands is exclusively powered by energy generated from bio-methane gas expelled by unusable food from its shelves. Bath Bus Company, the company operating the service, believes the "poo bus" will carry 10,000 passengers between Bristol Airport and Bath city centre each month. While it's perfectly set up to run the Number 2 route, it'll disappointingly run on the A4 service locally.
What's currently going on?
Starts tonight. Are any of you planning on watching?
Who is this?: What star of an upcoming ABC comedy series which could either be a really big hit or a really big flop is being pressured to stay in the closet? He’s already contemplating on bringing his longtime boyfriend to the show’s premiere as a way of telling them where to shove it.
They're [italic]baaack![/italic] And joining them are previous winners, Dmitry (Season 10) and Michelle (Season 11). Your thoughts?
For the youngsters, "Evita" was a huge hit Broadway musical from 1979 (gasp!) Because it's always a sure box office bet when you revise musicals to make them be about gay people, I re-envision the story as centering on a political marriage between a hunky Argentine dictator and a tempestuous slutty guy named Evander Duarte, who jails all his enemies after coming to power and robs his nation blind and then dies of cancer at an early age. Plus, he gets to look fabulous in pearls and white taffeta on the balcony of the Casa Rosada. Who thinks it might work as a new musical?
Ever meet this hoaxter?
Just make it the weekend before Thanksgiving and be done with it. Jeez!
He is so incredibly sexy, and she is so old. I think she's even had cancer. And now she's burdened him with two kids. She's ruined him. What's the appeal?
Kellan Lutz is built quite well.
It came out last year! Somehow I missed it. I dunno, looking a little hamsterish here on the cover.
Whether for good or ill. Whether compatible or not. Provide your reasons.
You know the one -- she wasn't quite Carol Wayne, wasn't quite Teresa Ganzel... ]quote]An actress who played Rose in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and starred in the '70s show "Love American Style" claims Bill Cosby stuck his penis in her mouth in her dressing room before an appearance on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show."... She goes on, "He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, 'have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways."
The hidden world or destitute Orthodox Jews in New York.
Or was there an out of court settlement for her too?
[bold]Federal judge strikes down Montana same-sex marriage ban[/bold] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Montana ruled Wednesday Montana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. In the order US District Court Judge Brian Morris stated that Montana was the last state in the Ninth Circuit to prohibit same-sex marriage and also the only remaining state in the circuit refusing to recognize same-sex marriage from other states. The court reasoned that the same-sex marriage ban discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation and that sexual orientation meets a standard for applying a heightened scrutiny in evaluating the constitutionality of the law. Additionally the court said that the state failed to prove justification for discriminating against same-sex couples. The court addressed a need to protect constitutional rights, stating: This Court recognizes that not everyone will celebrate this outcome. This decision overturns a Montana Constitutional amendment approved by the voters of Montana. Yet the United States Constitution exists to protect disfavored minorities from the will of the majority. ... Our constitutional tradition does not permit laws to single out a certain class of citizens for "disfavored legal status." Montana residents voted on the same-sex marriage ban, and it was added as an amendment to the Montana constitution in 2004. With the US Supreme Court's refusal to block same-sex marriage in South Carolina Thursday, same-sex marriage is now legal in 35 US states. Earlier this month the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states, creating a split in the circuits as the US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits have ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional. Last month the Supreme Court declined to hear seven pending same-sex marriage cases, allowing those appeals court rulings to stand and effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in several states, but the issue is once again before the court following the Sixth Circuit ruling.
I'm not kidding... Are you an American who doesn't know what American food is? Are you an American who doesn't realise how incredibly popular American food is throughout the world? For visual purposes...typical upscale London burger joint @ link.
New thread since the other one filled up
What albums are you looking forward to? What new artists have you discovered? I'm really digging this British band that goes by the name of Arthur Beatrice. Their debut album drops Feb 24.
Why by late to the party and wait until it airs!!! Her singing and acting were an abomination against society!!!!!
Continuing the tradition!
Only survivor: 16 year old driver. Fuck, the GUILT from that would be overwhelming, no?
I love the real politics woven in. They did a merciless take off of the Koch Brothers as bullies, the bullies they are. It also has the fake Kathie Lee's husband who used to be a stripper. They made him sexual compulsive with women, but he still comes across as pretty gay. They are trying to turn the gay into Meterosexual. Julie White does amazing work via a phone drone.
Post your favorite pictures. I'll start us off with this one:
Sorry, I'm the obsessed Brenton Thwaites troll, but I've GOT to know what the consensus is!
Sony Pictures Television is canceling the syndicated talker after two seasons, opting not to renew it for next year. It will remain in production through March and will air original episodes through the end of season next May. “We want to thank [Queen Latifah] Dana (Owens), the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of,” Sony said in a statement. “Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.” The show, which airs on stations including launch group CBS Television Stations’ WCBS New York and KCBS Los Angeles, will remain in production through March and will air original episodes through the end of season next May. Queen Latifah, now in its sophomore year, has a 0.5 women 25-54 rating this season through Nov. 9, down 29% from this time last year, according to Nielsen. It has a 1.0 household rating, down 9% year over year.
... in his combined living space/art studio. It sort of looks like an IKEA showrooom. It sort of looks like a hip advertising office. It's VERY white. Yet, it works for me. Not because I'd do it up like that, but because I honestly think this represents him. I like his big art pieces on the walls. I could do with less white. Even just a little.
i''ll start the bidding with "this town" by the go-go''s. perfectly captures the mood of la in 80s (or really any decade) -- cynical, hard, yet utterly charming. %0D\ %0D
I''m not talking about occasionally refusing to sign an autograph or getting nasty about being disturbed in a restaurant. Everyone is entitled to a bad day. I mean those celebrities who seem to have utter contempt for their fans and who want nothing to do with them.%0D\ %0D\ People like Madonna, Streisand, Whitney Houston, I''ve heard countless stories of them just being mean to average, everyday fans. Even in concert, it''s like a wall is constructed between them and the audience. They never really go out of their way for them. %0D\ %0D\ Why? Not saying they should bend over backwards, but those fans helped get them to where they are today. Is it too much to ask to be a little gracious. %0D\ %0D
How was it?
I keep seeing her excesses and excuses, but she hasn't provided any evidence for her blunt and evasive dismissals of women who got harmed not just more than once, completely avoiding anything having to do with evidence against the alleged abusers. I can't help but wonder if Whoopi was horribly and malignantly raped while she was younger and resents any women who may have recovered getting good treatment as she recovered and demanded some kind of a better outcome the result of penetrative sexual abuse. And her celebrity status. Whoopi Goldberg's hatred and continued abuse of rape victims needs to be documented
A friend of mine once snorted at the book 740 Park which purported to be the story of the most prestigious apartment building in NYC and said that there were many more prestigious addresses than that. Which are considered the best? I would imagine the Dakota is one, but what else?
There are no words...
I just had a dream that I was living in a boarding house with a group of people. I didn't know any of the people, they were just a bunch of strangers. Here is my question... Again, I didn't know anyone in the dream. Were those people (the strangers) my own creations, or were they people that I've probably seen somewhere in my life and just remembered them subconsciously and they just showed up in my dream?
Has she poked her head out spouting her stupidity in any threads? Or is she quite while mourning her "great loss"?
For the youngsters, "Bells" was a huge hit Broadway musical from 1956 (gasp!) I re-envision the story as centering on a text-based relationship which starts on Instagram, between a 'hunky' gay man and an average, chubby guy who misrepresents himself after falling in love with the former's picture. And it doesn't end in tears; unusual in the gay world, I know. Who thinks it might work as a new musical?
Did she die at the end or just have an orgasm?
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of "Reefer Madness" to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of "Just Say No." The next 25 years took the nation from Bill Clinton, who famously "didn't inhale," to Barack Obama, who most emphatically did. And now, in just a few short years, public opinion has moved so dramatically toward general acceptance that even those who champion legalization are surprised at how quickly attitudes are changing and states are moving to approve the drug — for medical use and just for fun. It is a moment in America that is rife with contradictions: —People are looking more kindly on marijuana even as science reveals more about the drug's potential dangers, particularly for young people. —States are giving the green light to the drug in direct defiance of a federal prohibition on its use. —Exploration of the potential medical benefit is limited by high federal hurdles to research. Washington policymakers seem reluctant to deal with any of it. Richard Bonnie, a University of Virginia law professor who worked for a national commission that recommended decriminalizing marijuana in 1972, sees the public taking a big leap from prohibition to a more laissez-faire approach without full deliberation. "It's a remarkable story historically," he says. "But as a matter of public policy, it's a little worrisome. It's intriguing, it's interesting, it's good that liberalization is occurring, but it is a little worrisome." More than a little worrisome to those in the anti-drug movement. "We're on this hundred-mile-an-hour freight train to legalizing a third addictive substance," says Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy adviser in the Obama administration, lumping marijuana with tobacco and alcohol. Legalization strategist Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, likes the direction the marijuana smoke is wafting. But he knows his side has considerable work yet to do. "I'm constantly reminding my allies that marijuana is not going to legalize itself," he says. ___ By the numbers: Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes since California voters made the first move in 1996. Voters in Colorado and Washington state took the next step last year and approved pot for recreational use. Alaska is likely to vote on the same question in 2014, and a few other states are expected to put recreational use on the ballot in 2016. Nearly half of adults have tried marijuana, 12 percent of them in the past year, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. More teenagers now say they smoke marijuana than ordinary cigarettes. Fifty-two percent of adults favor legalizing marijuana, up 11 percentage points just since 2010, according to Pew. Sixty percent think Washington shouldn't enforce federal laws against marijuana in states that have approved its use. Seventy-two percent think government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they're worth. "By Election Day 2016, we expect to see at least seven states where marijuana is legal and being regulated like alcohol," says Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, a national legalization group. ___ Where California led the charge on medical marijuana, the next chapter in this story is being written in Colorado and Washington state. Policymakers there are struggling with all sorts of sticky issues revolving around one central question: How do you legally regulate the production, distribution, sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes when federal law bans all of the above? How do you tax it? What quality control standards do you set? How do you protect children while giving grown-ups the go-ahead to light up? What about driving under the influence? Can growers take business tax deductions? Who can grow pot, and how much? Where can you use it? Can cities opt out? Can workers be fired for smoking marijuana when they're off duty? More at link...
"Carla Ferrigno, wife of The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, has revealed that Bill Cosby used a 'friend' to pick her up and arrange for her to meet the star. After a night out with Cosby and his wife Camille, they went to Cosby's home in Los Angeles where Camille retired, her date left the room and Cosby tried to have his way with her. Carla Ferrigno, in an exclusive interview with MailOnline, says she was still in her teens when Cosby tried to sexually assault her..."
If it's not too offensive, I will answer it. I feel like doing one of those pat-on-the-back-threads...teehee. Anyway.
I'm thinking of leasing there, but the website makes it look like a retirement community. What's it like?
Recently, the Ku Klux Klan promised to use “lethal force” against people protesting the murder of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown. “You have awakened a sleeping giant,” a Klan flyer reads. “The good people of St. Louis County of all races, colors and creeds will not tolerate your threats of violence against our police officers, their families and our communities.” The KKK promises “consequences” and the use of “lethal force” against African-American protesters. Naturally, this did not please the hacktivist group Anonymous, who took it upon themselves to take the hoods off the Klansmen making threats, and take down KKK web sites. Good for the hackers, expose the troublemaking bigots.
Eminem is on the cover of the latest Billboard Magazine where they crown him the "Rap God" and he talks about life after his drug recovery, his comeback album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″, and his future in music? What do you think DL about Billboard calling Eminem a "Rap God"?
I got one yesterday and now I have my first cold since last winter. It sucks.
Seems like a nice guy but she's soo not funny.
about 2yrs ago. a friend, told me about adderral and gave me a doctor to prescribe it. i was in such a dark depression i needed something to "jolt" me out.... i never , ever did any kind of drugs, prescription or other, but adderral is called "ampetamine salts" anyway, i really made me very very aggressive. i fucking mowed down everything in my path and business wise, i really succeeded, but i alienated alot of people and i really got sexual, which costs me alot of money cause i only want HOT.not that it matters, but iam attractive, late 40s, but very short fused anyway, i figured i should stop adderral, i mean it really made me aggressive and i took no shit from anyone. and i was a horn dog, well, without it, i just want to go to my bedroom and hide. i really cannot deal with all the bad shit going on. so the choice is ... adderral and be a fucking warrior and kill everyone or no adderral and go to my bedroom and die??
If a list came out tomorrow of everyone in show business who tried to force himself onto an aspiring actress or actor, half the town would be in the headlines.
Kyle blasted Chrisley's 'fairy-tale' existence as a sham, dismissed the show as a fake and described his father as bankrupt, toxic and a snake.
Where is it?
Love this film, especially the first scenes of James Mason (far more beautiful as a young man than I ever remember him) crashing Judy's trio onstage. But what is it about Judy in this film that ages her so? She's not overweight (or underweight) but must look at least ten years older than she was at the time of filing....which I think was her early 30s. TCM is showing it with many of the long lost stills and complete dialogue restored. And I just love Tommy Noonan as her gay pal Danny! Sadly, like Thelma Ritter in All About Eve, he disappears half way through the film.
Not trying to be inflammatory, simple question. I haven't stepped foot in a Cracker Barrel since the early 90s when they fired all their gay employees in Georgia. I haven't heard about them since. But, my redneck relatives flock there like pigs to a trough, so I'm not sure if they've cleaned up their bigoted act or not. Maybe the food is the draw, not the politics, just don't know.
Wax Portia already.
He's seriously hot but his balls are WAY too hairy. There I said it.
And he all but seems to admit it. On FB, he and that JC Alvarez guy are always together. Shipp is a big lefty so I'm surprised he just hasn't said fuck it. He's 56, he still gets roles but he's past leading man status. Think he'll be one of the "I assumed everybody knew" people?
It may be this, from Nick Cave's Into my Arms: I don't believe in an interventionist God / But I know , darling, that you do
The announcement is in November. Whose PR people are working overtime to get the cover? Who's having a good year?
By persons of any sexual orientation. Inspired by the "Is there a difference between the way mejn's and women's bodies are objectified?" thread in which the consensus seems to be that there is such a difference.
"The men’s hockey team strip off in the video, which was produced by one of the University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union student-led projects Voice Your Rights. Video (NSFW):
Come on DL, share the wealth. Know about the standard xtube but want to know where I can find more (preferably of a higher quantity) free gay porn.
Don''t like to pay...
It was sometime in the 90s through the mid-2000s. Her career revival seems to have started with "The Manchurian Candidate" remake in 2004. Then she was everywhere again. Then in 2007, "The Devil Wears Prada". After that, the Oscar noms came by the truckloads. She was bankable at the box office. So here's the question: who did she blow to get her career back on track?
YAY! He's super tall though, so not sure if that may be a problem. It's filming now, and I have no idea what else is going on - just that he made it. He's a really nice guy, by the way. IG at link:
The left/right distinction originally comes from the Estates General during the French revolution; those who sat on the right were the ones who supported the monarchy, and many of them supported the monarchy because they were believers that monarchy was divinely ordained. Or to put it another way, they believed that monarchy was the natural form of society. It is this sort of thinking that has been a characteristic of "the right" ever since. Those on "the left" of course DIDN'T support this sort of organization of society, preferring something more democratic... with more freedom for people to move up in society and achieve more: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (Freedom, equality, brotherhood)
Because some of us like it!
In anticipation of the Sochi ladies' short program and free skate. When it all went down in 1994, were you like most Americans who sympathized with princess Nancy and her rotten luck? I admit I was 100% team Tonya all the way. I imagine Tonya gets a more fair share of gay DL empathy here (vs. the frau forums that hate her guts). I mean, c'mon, what DL gay can't relate a little bit to her story: The outsider. The white-trash girl from the wrong side of the tracks. A trashy slut with a bad taste in men. Talk about a bull in a china-shop, but boy she was a natural talent, and a scrapper and a fighter and always more compelling than that stuffy princess Nancy. No excuses for her involvement in the assault, but I was rooting for her.
This must be some kind of special elite forum, because I notice so many of you post onto threads about royalty and know so much about them--all their protocols and bloodlines and everything. I can't imagine how or why you'd know so much about that unless you are royals yourselves! Also, many others of you seem to be interior decorators for the extremely wealthy, since you post such decided opinions about how they should decorate their homes and their New York apartments.
Must suck to have to keep filming until March when you know you're not wanted. I'd just say fine, Bye!
He is a douchebag supreme of the highest order, but fuck me if he isn't one hot slab of man meat. I haven't watched The Real World or any of those challenges in a long time, but I happened to flip the TV to MTV the other night and there he was, getting in some guy's face all huffy and angry and shirtless, with his chest bulging...
She was so, so, vital ! Yes, vital and so pretty too.
and talking, texting and internet access? If where you live makes a difference it's NYC. I've looked at Smartphones and they are way too expensive. So I think some kind of regular phone that does all three and the best economical plan available? I'm not very good with technology so please keep that in mind. TIA
He was the king of the world when the Matrix came out but now very few people know his name. I'd think that anyone who starred in something as big as the Matrix would have a great career but not poor Keanu Reeves. Why did it happen?
Seriously. Did they even mention the war?
Janice Dickinson has made some shocking claims against Bill Cosby and says that the comedian drugged her and sexually assaulted her back in 1982. The 59-year-old model and reality star says that she was summoned to Lake Tahoe by Bill to talk about her professional future and she remembers being given a pill and some red wine in her hotel room before blacking out and being raped. “The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,” Janice said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me.” “I’m doing this because it’s the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story,” she added. Janice‘s allegations come just days after Mr. Cosby was accused of rape by several women.
NO MEANS NO!
DL, Is anyone interested in ancient culture?
The purity of heterosexual love knows no bounds. His blushing bride must be a real catch! "Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. The marriage license obtained Monday by the Associated Press was issued 7 November for the 80-year-old Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, who left her Midwestern home nine years ago and moved to Corcoran, California, the site of the prison, to be near Manson. She maintains several websites advocating for Manson’s innocence. The license does not specify a wedding date and indicates the couple has 90 days to get married or they will have to reapply. Burton, who goes by the name “Star”, told the AP that she and Manson will be married next month. “Y’all can know that it’s true,” she said. “It’s going to happen.” “I love him,” she added. “I’m with him. There’s all kinds of things.” Burton gave an interview a year ago to Rolling Stone magazine in which she said she and Manson planned to marry. But Manson, who became notorious in 1969 as the leader of a roving “family” of young killers, was less certain about tying the knot. “That’s a bunch of garbage,” Manson said in the December 2013 interview. “That’s trash. We’re playing that for public consumption.” Asked Monday about those comments, Burton said, “None of that’s true,” adding that they’re waiting for the prison to complete their paperwork. California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton confirmed to the AP that the license had been transmitted to the prison. Thornton said each California prison designates an employee to be a marriage coordinator who processes paperwork for an inmate’s request to be wed. In most cases, she said, the department of corrections approves of such weddings as “a tool of family reunification and social development”. But Manson is a unique case. Burton said the wedding might have happened earlier if Manson did not have “some situations” at the prison. Thornton explained that in February, Manson had three violations for possession of a weapon, threatening staff and refusal to provide a urine sample. Burton said the prison holds marriages on the first Saturday of each month. She expects to be married in an inmate visiting room at the prison. Thornton confirmed that Manson can have a wedding at the prison and invite an officiate from outside the prison to perform the ceremony. He and his prospective spouse also would be allowed to invite 10 guests who are not inmates. However, as a life prisoner with no parole date, he is not entitled to family visits, a euphemism for conjugal visits. Why marry Manson under those conditions? Burton said it would allow her to get information not available to non-relatives. “There’s certain things next of kin can do,” she said. She said she believes Manson is innocent and will get a new trial. Manson has been incarcerated since 1969 in the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders. He was a habitual criminal before that and spent most of his life in prison. He and two women followers, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, remain imprisoned. Another follower, Susan Atkins, died of cancer behind bars. They were convicted in the gruesome killings of actress Sharon Tate and four others at her estate on 9 August 1969, and grocers Leno and Rosemary LaBianca who were killed the following night. Manson would not be eligible for parole until 2027."
I seem to only have threads in my feed and on thread watcher that I've replied to. Anyone else having issues?
There used to be this car dealership guy named Cal Worthington. He used to have these commercials that aired in the '80s. It had a hillbilly jingle to the melody of "If You're Happy and You Know it, Clap Your Hands," but the words were, "If you're looking for a deal, Go See Cal!" And instead of "Go See Cal," I thought that the words were "Pussy Cow!" Pussy Cow! Pussy Cow! Pussy Cow!
Didn't like changes which could make "Today" beat GMA.
Thebox shut itself down last year, only to create a new "secret" site, ZXCV. Well, the latter was finally closed a few days ago. It was the best place to get rare British television shows. The moderators were the worst though. They were schoolyard bullies. Anyway, did anyone here use those sites? I'm not big into torrents. That was the only place I would use them as the stuff they had was so rare, and it wasn't a big public web site.
Would the wars and the fate of Europe and its possessions turned out differently? If so, how?
The new season starts tonight! I can't wait... last season started off slow, but got really good by the end. Hopefully this season will be even better.
Because I'm sick of posting in the other thread. 1. Are we happy this is Nene's final season? 2. Will Kandi still have that red shit in her hair? 3. Apollo goes cray 4. Claudette, the newbie, brings it. 5. Cynthia, I mean Peter, is launging a new bar. 6. Will Kenya have a baby or a real man? Who's your favorite housewife? Also, why is Bravo still using the same publicity photos they've used the past 2 seasons?
I see people driving nice cars, buying big houses, wearing expensive clothes and jewelry and here I am, living hand to mouth. When I was 20 I was making close to $30k after taxes. At 40 I'm making $22k before taxes. I'm fucking tired of this. I want nice shit too.
Attributes his success to prayer.
She was kind of like an angsty girl James Dean during my youth.
Did you ever sleep with any celebrities or VIPs? Any weird or interesting stories?
Nice body, but last years ESPN Body issue had more WOW factor shots.
Is this movie any good? The story sounds interesting and the poster with Joan Crawford screaming her lungs out looks hillarious but some of the reviews I've read weren't very favorable. Should I download/steal it or just pass on it?
Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Police arrested Bean, 66, and booked him at the Multnomah County Detention Center this morning. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. He will be arraigned later in Lane County, where the crimes allegedly occurred in 2013. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to extort him over the discovery of a hidden camera. In the spring, Bean sought to keep the allegations secret and tried to reach a $40,000 settlement with Lawson. After WW began asking questions, Bean went to the police asking them to investigate his allegations. Bean also handed over to police what he said was evidence of additional illegal activity by Lawson and others. Lawson told WW that early this year he had discovered a hidden camera in a smoke detector above Bean's bed. Lawson claimed he was in more than one video that was made without his knowledge, and that video recording also captured at least a half dozen men “in a state of nudity engaged in intimate acts with [Bean].” At the time, Bean’s attorney, Kristen Winemiller, denied the camera had been used for any illegal or improper purpose, and that it had been installed because Bean had been the victim of theft. Winemiller said Lawson was extorting Bean. “Terry made the mistake of falling for the wrong man,” Winemiller said in June. “Since that mistake, Terry has been the victim of a ring of men who have broken into his homes, stolen money and personal property and tried to extort money from him by threatening his sterling public reputation.” Winemiller said then that police should focus of Bean’s accusers. “We are confident," she told WW, "that investigators will uncover the full depth of what has been done to Mr. Bean." Yet the investigation—directed by the Clackamas County District Attorney's office—shifted to Bean himself and led to today’s arrest. Bean made millions as a real estate developer and used his wealth to promote political causes, primarily gay rights. He is a founder of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s leading gay-rights organization and has given more than $1 million to the group. He has also been a central figure in national Democratic politics. As WW reported in June: “No Oregonian has raised more money for President Barack Obama. At a 2009 Human Rights Campaign dinner, Obama called Bean a ‘great friend and supporter.’ The president in 2012 hosted Bean on Air Force One, and when Obama visits Oregon, Bean has had the honor of greeting him as the president gets off his plane.” Bean's attorney was not immediately available for comment. UPDATE, 1:30 pm: Bean's attorney Kristen Winemiller has released a statement. "Terry Bean is a highly respected community leader who has devoted his life to bettering our community," Winemiller writes. "Over the course of several months in 2013‐2014 Terry was the victim of an extortion ring led by several men known to law enforcement. This current arrest is connected to the ongoing investigation of that case in which Mr. Bean has fully cooperated. No allegations against Terry Bean should be taken at face value. We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name."
I find myself searching for a cozy destination to spend the holidays. No family, no clingy friends. Just me, the mountains and a small town. Couldn't think of a better way to spend the last week of the year. What about you? Are you going to spend it alone?
He's has total BDF. (Didn't see this in a search. So apologize if it's been posted already.)
I feel the same way I did a few months ago when Dylan Farrow revived the Woody Allen accusations. What am I supposed to do about them? If they committed these crimes, the statute of limitations passed long ago.
I'm planning to do a "see the country" tour this summer, and would like to compile a list of really nice hotels. Thanks!
This thread is in honor of the IMHO inedible "green bean casserole, instant mashed potatoes, canned gravy, Stovetop stuffing, canned cranberry sauce with HFC, which I was once served at a friend of a friend's house.
Oh, Happy Day !! On Wednesday, the viciously anti-gay National Organization for Marriage finally released its 2013 tax filings—two days late, in direct violation of federal law. The results are nothing short of brutal. NOM raised $5.1 million last year—a 50 percent drop-off from its 2012 earnings. Two donors accounted for more than half of that money. And the group’s “Education Fund,” which churns out anti-gay propaganda and homophobic calumny, raised less than $1.7 million, a 70 percent decline from 2012. NOM closed out the year more than $2.5 million in debt.
Amanda Bynes Rita Moreno Morgan Freeman Irene Cara Doris Roberts Donna Pescow Marcy Carsey & Tom Werner
Will Carol find the woman of her dreams? Will Darryl admit his sexuality? Will Carl grow another foot in height? Will Michonne learn to be a people person? How much of a threat is Gareth? Will Eugene have more than one word to say? Will Tara make a pass at Rosita or Carol? Now that Glenn & Maggie have reunited, will she go on the pill? More importantly first four minutes of the show are at link below and guess who showed up to the party at Terminus!
It's funny how many parallels the '10s have with the '80s! First of all, there's the Royal Wedding. In 1981, Charles married Diana. In 2011, Will married Kate. Synthpop has really come back. Taylor Swift's latest album is all about imitating the '80s sound. All the '80s movies that have been remade this decade, from [italic]The Karate Kid[/italic], [italic]A Nightmare On Elm Street[/italic], [italic]Red Dawn[/italic], [italic]Endless Love[/italic], [italic]Robocop[/italic]etc. "We Are the World" was remade. And now, finally, "Do They Know It's Christmas" has been remade, and it features those [italic]ADORABLE[/italic] boys of One Direction!
At least two people were shot. Anybody seen Jameis Winston lately?
Come out wherever you are.
ABC, CBS, and NBC have declined to give up prime time (during sweeps) for President Obama's speech tonight on immigration reform.
I found two more seasons on the Netflix I loved the first...these are fantastic. It's like Cabot Cove for young people...in Swedish.. Anyone else seen these...??? There's dick there too..
I think I missed it and feel left out.
Humanity reaches a new low.
They're both hot. I'd do either of them, so why shouldn't they do each other?
"Welcome to my hotel room. Here, take these pills" - Bill Cosby "I'm having a pool party Saturday, your son is invited" - Bryan Singer What else?
"Can it cure my malignant narcissism? Will it make me feel like a worthwhile human being instead of degenerate garbage? Or are my actions actually making me worse? Am I too much of an infantilized asshole to ever be even remotely regarded as not repulsive? Am I forever to wallow in my own crapulence? Why is my constant need for attention getting the best of me?"
I kind of like this look on Justin Bieber. What do you all think?
The first of a million to come.
What an awesome guy
I mean, they're all for producing. Props to him all the same, but it is a question to be asked.
Some of the twitter remarks are pretty damn cutting.
Is it Roddy McDowell?
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'm one of the gays that also love watching straight pron because of the guys. Seeing the other thread about straight pron stars, I thought I'd start one with the link to who is considered the hottest by this particular website. I would add James Dean and Seth Gamble to the list. Some of the ones listed have also done gay pron . . . for instance the ever-hot Wolf Hudson. Pics from the thread are not naked but may not be safe for work either. Enjoy!
Too bad they wouldn't agree to be in the new Power Rangers series with the past Rangers. Anyway. Amy is still gorgeous. She's in her friggin 40s! David's balding.
Someone on some other thread said he created a thread on Kerwin Mathews a while ago so I typed his name into the find a thread window but it wasn't found. But if you type "Kerwin Mathews datalounge" into google the thread is found. Jesus, is there something that's working properly on DL these days at all?
A friend of mine was away and told me to hand in a paper for her, which I did. But then apparently it was the wrong paper so she told me to print it out again and hand it in which I did and this time I went to the prof's office to hand in the hard copy. The prof apparently messed up which paper she marked and she marked the first draft. And my friend got C + Now, I'm getting the feeling that my friend is mad at me for switch up which doesn't make sense to me. What would you think or do in this situation if a) you were me b) you were my friend?
As Callas! Is there anything this beloved woman cannot play?
20th of November, marks the star’s 58th birthday. She is an ageless beauty. Photos:
Anyone seen the new production in previews?
say it is a rumor and not true.
I know for years they have been doing it with the 'private' skype and webcam sex stuff, however now it is everything, baby monitors, parking garages, private security cameras. Yet NO ONE is naming the site. How can we go on and see if we are among the hacked without the link? If anyone knows it please share...
That crazy fucking cunt WON? Seriously? How dumb are people in Iowa? She makes Palin look like a Rhodes scholar?
I work at a small office and we're going to have a pre-Thanksgiving potluck during our staff meeting next Wednesday. My idea. There will be 13 people there, one of them a vegetarian. I was thinking of doing wild mushroom cream soup shooters with a garlic rosemary crostini on the side. Or, maybe bahn mi sliders. Anyone have good ideas?
As obvious as Top Gun with clear gay undertones? Ted Dansen, Tom Selleck and Steve Guttenberg have more chemistry with each other than with any of women.
Brenton Thwaites takes the hunk role in "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5". Was there a need for a "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5". How much money does Johnny Depp need?
Watched this Australian flick last night, and holy fuck is it scary. Like The Exorcist crossed with The Ring by way of Rosemary's Baby. I HATE horror films- fucking bullshit slasher flicks. This is a different creature. I think the lead actress (virtually the ONLY actress!) has a shot at an Oscar nomination, the first since Ellen Burstyn in "Requiem for a Dream" in 2001. And yes, "R4aD" was the scariest horror movie ever. She nails it, not only the supernatural but the psychological as well. I looked it up, and I suggest you go in without reading anything about the plot. Some points in the synopsis and reviews I read at RTom seemed spoilery. But it does have a 100% "Fresh" rating @ RTom.
Simple, and yet so on point!
After all Meryl Streep is a double Oscar winner. Makes more sense to have her in the middle. But the same argument can be made for Nicole Kidman. She is a Golden Globe winner. Surely she should be in the middle. After all her character Virginia Woolf bridges both of the characters Julianne and Meryl play. But it is Julianne who is in the middle, while the other two ladies just appear as by-standers. Why?
What is the basis for your opinion?
Christ she looks awful.
I've been enjoying the cast recording but haven't seen the show. Was curious about order of the curtain call - who comes out last: Elder Price or Elder Cunningham? Or do they take their bows together? Thanks.
What evidence is there that she is?
...but when you yourself get upset, you're righteously indignant? I'm addressing this question to YOU, by the way.
He moves funny:
I'm surprised. The one he made was pretty good; you'd have thought he'd have made another.
When those same guys can't even shoot a whiskey or a shot without stumbling about? A Long Island would knock them out flat.
I know this has been asked to death, but this happened to me this morning. I'm not used to guys being interested in me, so I'm never sure if they're being polite or flirting, so I usually ere on the side of caution and don't flirt. I went to a local bakery to buy a particular bread that my parents love. I do this every Friday before visiting them. The place is usually really busy but we had some bad weather and the bakery was empty. The owner is usually behind the counter by the time I get there as he was today. We exchange pleasantries and we're polite to each other, but usually I ask for my bread he tells me the total, I pay and leave. But today it was different. I got to the counter and asked for the loaf and we had this conversation: [italic]Him: You really love this bread! Me: Actually it's for my parents. It's their favorite Him: Man, I could eat that entire loaf in an hour. Me: I don't know know how you can keep in such good shape working here all day. Him: I'm alright. But a guy has to have some extra meat on him to look good. And then he smiled at me. Me: Well...yeah...probably. I paid. Me: Have a good day. Him: Ciao buddy and come back soon. And another big smile.[/italic] So was he just being nice to me or was that flirting?
Who do we hate? And who will be Jeff's latest man-crush?
We've talked about their motivations before... But how do you spot them...? Unfortunately, the too-good-to-be-true rule doesn't always hold... I''ve hooked up with men on Grindr where all logic would indicate fake, and others have disappointed even if it was reasonable that they might be real.
A Chorus Line
His photo-shoot for Flaunt is deserving of its own thread.
Has anyone read this book by Christian Rudder? It's pretty interesting. He founded OKCupid and has all kinds of data culled from internet users....there is some interesting stuff in there about gay relationships and the effect of the closet.
They launched a GoFundMe for....their gym membership. They claim "hard times" - which is understandable....but they want others to pay for their fucking GYM membership. It's been taken down....but luckily, the cache is still readable. LOL
Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning and Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld are among the teenage leading ladies being eyed to play young Jean Grey in Bryan Singer‘s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” while Ben Hardy, Charlie Rowe and Timothee Chalamet are under consideration for the role of young Cyclops, multiple individuals familiar with the 20th Century Fox project have told TheWrap. 20th Century Fox had no comment on the respective shortlists. While a representative for Moretz didn't respond to multiple requests for comment, an insider confirms that she and Fanning were among the girls who met with Singer in recent weeks as he commenced his search for young Jean Grey, who is expected to recur in future “X-Men” movies. Sources caution that official test offers for the role of Jean Grey have not been made yet and not only are other up-and-comers still in the mix, but it's unclear whether Fanning is even pursuing the high-profile role at this time. What's clear at this point is that Singer is aiming high for the role of young Jean Grey, while the director seems more open to casting a fresh face as Cyclops. The on-and-off couple, often considered the emotional center of the “X-Men” universe, have existed in the comics since the team was launched in the 1960s, with those younger versions recently transported to present day for a major arc under writer Brian Michael Bendis.
Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress. The much-loved animated bear was suggested at a local council meeting to decide which famous character should become the face of the play area in the small town of Tuszyn. But the idea soon sparked outrage among more conservative members, with one councillor even denouncing poor Pooh as a “hermaphrodite”. “The problem with that bear is it doesn’t have a complete wardrobe,” said Ryszard Cichy during the discussion. “It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children. [Poland’s fictional bear] is dressed from head to toe, unlike Pooh who is only dressed from the waist up.” The meeting of officials was sneakily recorded a councillor and leaked to local press, according to the Croatian Times. One unnamed councillor can be heard discussing Pooh’s sexuality, arguing that “it doesn’t wear underpants because it doesn’t have a sex” before another, Hanna Jachimska starts criticising Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne. “This is very disturbing but can you imagine! The author was over 60 and cut [Pooh’s] testicles off with a razor blade because he had a problem with his identity,” she said. The councillors are yet to finally decide who the patron of the children’s playground will be. Safe to say, Pooh is out of the running.
It's a real bummer to hear that 150 years of industrialization wrecked the Earth so bad that it'll take thousands to recover. It's a much bigger bummer to see the situation in real life. That's exactly what's happening in a large number of Canada's lakes, which are turning into jelly thanks to acid rain. A new study from Cambridge University scientists shows how acid rain is leading to exploding populations of a particular type of gelatinous plankton that threatens to clog up the country's drinking water filtration systems. Basically, the acid rain zapped the calcium deposits in the soil around a large number of Canada's lakes. Falling calcium levels, in turn, led to the swift decline of certain calcium-rich plankton like Daphnia water fleas, and that meant that their gelatinous, less calcium-dependent competitors in the Holopedium genus can thrived. Now, many of Canada's lakes look like bowls full of jelly (see pic at the link). What's the problem with exploding populations of Canadian, jelly-clad plankton? Well, this just isn't what nature intended. "It may take thousands of years to return to historic lake water calcium concentrations solely from natural weathering of surrounding watersheds," said Dr. Andrew Tanentzap from the University of Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences who co-authored the study. "In the meanwhile, while we've stopped acid rain and improved the pH of many of these lakes, we cannot claim complete recovery from acidification. Instead, we many have pushed these lakes into an entirely new ecological state." This "new ecological state" situation is especially problematic when you consider the fact that some 20-percent of Canada's drinking water comes from these lakes. So even though you don't hear about acid rain on the news as much as you used to, the effects are everlasting. And the United States isn't doing much better, either.
I think they're juvenile and comparable to using "LOL" in a text. It's makes you seem stupid or like a grade schooler. I got a text from an editor who used a string of them and I thought he was joking but apparently not.
Really sad story. From Towleroad (see link): When Stephen Patrick White and Garry Joseph Gupton left a gay bar together in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, early Sunday, "everything seemed normal," according to qnotes. White is now in critical condition... life-threatening injuries, including burns over 52 percent of his body, qnotes reports. Gupton was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after allegedly setting White on fire in what authorities say was an attempt to kill him. Gupton is being held on $150,000 bond. White was found naked, robbed and beaten inside the hotel room. See R1 for Facebook page.
Sorry haven't been around for several months ... it was a very hectic tax/extension season. The big news on this end is that Arizona was the 31st (of 32, plus DC) state to offer same-sex marriage, following a federal court decision that the state ban was unconstitutional. The date of that decision, Oct 17th, happened to be the day before our annual Rainbows Festival (a gay street fair downtown), so there were many marriages performed that weekend at the festival. (The Arizona Republic was reporting on the first of those, and mentioned, when the Casa de Cristo assistant pastor got to the words "by the power vested in me by THE STATE OF ARIZONA...", the resulting crowd cheers shook the building!) Many people never thought they'd live to see the day. Couple of advance tax-related things for you to follow as replies, but please also use THIS thread to ask any general tax-related questions you have. I'll be here at least every couple of days. Good to be back.
This is actually funny. And oh, the delicious SHADE.
Alex Pettyfer = Gorgeous.
Inspired by the Jennifer Lawrence leaked photos thread. If a hacker were releasing photos of naked male celebrities instead of naked women, which guys would you most like to see?
I love that look! Both to observe and to participate in....in fact whenever I am naked without socks, I feel a little naked.
How does that work? Do the bands pay them to rent the place? Who makes money the band or the venue?
Before the crack, of course
Broad category, but hopefully this thread will catch a lot of sexy men, in and out clothing!
Post your definition of a DL term, meme, celebrity or other famous person. Snark and pointless bitchery are encouraged. Given that this is your definition, someone else can later add to your definition or post their own for the same person or thing. One can also request that others define a person or thing. Pronunciation is optional. Donna Pescow [italic]person, in dispute[/italic] Former star of TV's "Angie".
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The film, which attempts to expose Hollywood's pedophile ring, has received strong reviews, including this one from Variety. Even so, Berg is struggling to find a distributor for the film. Not entirely surprising, and pretty disturbing. We've all heard the stories on DataLounge, but to hear them straight from the victims' mouths must be devastating. There was also a blind item a few days ago about two closeted actors fearing the release of the documentary, since it purportedly shows them "groping" and "being groped" by men at some of those parties. One was labeled a "former and current" Disney actor. You can take that with a grain of salt, but I can only imagine how people must be shitting themselves over this film.
Q. What have you been reading? A. WILLOW: Quantum physics. Osho. JADEN: “The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life” and ancient texts; things that can’t be pre-dated. I’m curious about your experience of time. Do you feel like life is moving really quickly? Is your music one way to sort of turn it over and reflect on it? WILLOW: I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist. JADEN: It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in. WILLOW: Because living. JADEN: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living. WILLOW: It’s the action of it. What are some of the themes that recur in your work? JADEN: The P.C.H. being one of them; the melancholiness of the ocean; the melancholiness of everything else. WILLOW: And the feeling of being like, this is a fragment of a holographic reality that a higher consciousness made. JADEN: [bursts into laughter] As soon as me and Willow started releasing music, that’s one thing that the whole world took away is, okay, they unlocked another step of honesty. If these guys can be honest about everything, then we can be more honest. How have you gotten better? WILLOW: Caring less what everybody else thinks, but also caring less and less about what your own mind thinks, because what your own mind thinks, sometimes, is the thing that makes you sad. JADEN: Exactly. Because your mind has a duality to it. So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also think about the opposite of an apple. It’s a tool for understanding mathematics and things with two separate realities. But for creativity: That comes from a place of oneness. That’s not a duality consciousness. And you can’t listen to your mind in those times — it’ll tell you what you think and also what other people think. WILLOW: And then you think about what you think, which is very dangerous.
It looks like the other thread is closed so I thought I would start up another on. I think this place can be hot sometimes (especially at lunchtime). They have a downstairs area that you can do whatever you want and I have been there and had fun with some super hot dudes. Looking to know if there are any other times when this place (xpressions on 53rd) is crowded - weekends? late night?
The canceled show burned off its remaining episodes last night and BJ guest starred and showed off his beautiful beefy body.
Drive me crazy in all the best ways. Bulges are my one real fetish.
...do they perhaps do this intentionally? Are there no American's capable and qualified to be foreign correspondents. The U.S has at least two or three world renowned schools of journalism. Aren't there any Americans CNN is able to hire? Just curious.
The wildest, the weirdest, the most excessive, etc. No judgments. Go!
Because the last thread is just about full
Is Di Blasio going to get into a cat fight with Al Roker again?
Earlier this week, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus endorsed a Republican plan to rig the next presidential election to make it nearly impossible for the Democratic candidate to win the White House, no matter who the American people vote for. The election-rigging plan, which would allocate electoral votes by congressional district rather than by states as a whole in a handful of states that consistently vote for Democratic presidential candidates, would have allowed Mitt Romney to narrowly win the Electoral College last November despite losing the popular vote by nearly four points. On Monday, seven Pennsylvania Republican state representatives introduced a bill to make this vote-rigging scheme a reality in their state. Under their bill, the winner of Pennsylvania as a whole will receive only 2 of the state’s 20 electoral votes, while “[e]ach of the remaining presidential electors shall be elected in the presidential elector’s congressional district.” Pennsylvania is a blue state that voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in every single presidential race for the last two decades, so implementing the GOP election-rigging plan in Pennsylvania would make it much harder for a Democrat to be elected to the White House. Moreover, because of gerrymandering, it is overwhelmingly likely that the Republican candidate will win a majority of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes even if the Democrat wins the state by a very comfortable margin. Despite the fact that President Obama won Pennsylvania by more than 5 points last November, Democrats carried only 5 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. Accordingly, Obama would have likely won only 7 of the state’s 20 electoral votes if the GOP vote rigging plan had been in effect last year. One mitigating factor is that only 7 of the Pennsylvania House’s 109 Republicans are original sponsors of the election-rigging bill, so it is unclear that this is a major priority for the GOP state house caucus. Nevertheless, both Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) and state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-PA) support the plan, so there is a real risk that Pennsylvania Republicans will try to write the voters out of the next presidential election.
(See video at link) An anti-gay protester who decided to use Mother's Day to spread a message of hate got a slushie thrown at her by a disgruntled passerby. Christine Weick, an author from Michigan, stood at a busy intersection in Grandville, Michigan, on Sunday, May 11, holding a sign that read: “Thank your mom today for not being gay.” NBC affiliate WOOD got a tip about the demonstration and sent a cameraperson to the scene. While the cameras were rolling, a woman named Jessica Prince approached Weick and threw a slushie at her. Weick threatened to pepper-spray Prince, who gave her the finger. “Truth is hate to those that hate the truth, and this is the truth,” Weick told WOOD. “They don’t like it and they label me a hater, and it isn’t that at all. I love them enough to tell them they are on the wrong path.” Although Prince's slushie gesture made headlines, others protested Weick's protest with signs of their own, with messages like "Thank your mom if you're not a BIGOT! Judge not" and "F**k her." Weick took to her Facebook page to write about the incident: Yes... this was my Mother's Day. The day was full of surprises too. I did not expect the media to get involved, let alone tape the attack! The young man standing next to me that was holding the f**k her sign actually apologized and changed the sign after a number of people scolded him. Please pray for Zack as I was able to share the Gospel with him. Weick is the author of Explain This! A Verse by Verse Explanation of the Book of Revelations. She is a born-again Christian. In March, she protested during the trial to overturn Michigan's gay marriage ban with a sign saying "Warning! God draws a line on gay marriage." Last year, she was "frustrated" by the lack of support from other protesters against same-sex marriage, according to Michigan Live. “There’s a hell for people who don’t repent,” Weick said, adding that same-sex marriage is the “core degradation of our society.”
November 19, 2014 The ‘Kingdom’ actor also discusses how he got so ripped for his TV series Now that his purity ring has been wriggled off of his finger, Nick Jonas is free to do whatever he wants. And yes, that includes sex. The former boy band member was once a proponent for abstinence, along with his brothers Kevin and Joe. But on Wednesday morning, the 22-year-old was asked by Wendy Williams if he was still a virgin. “Am I still a virgin? No,” Jonas told the talk show host. “I'm an adult in all ways. I'm comfortable with who I am.” So comfortable, in fact, that Jonas has been featured in several recent photo shoots wearing next to nothing. A spread he did for Flaunt magazine showed the actor in a tight pair of boxer briefs with his hand grabbing his crotch, reminiscent of a similar photo shoot Mark Wahlberg did in the early 90s. “I got into fitness last year,” Jonas said with a blown-up picture of him in his underwear behind him. Landing a leading role on his television series “Kingdom” kicked his workouts into overdrive, though. “It's a very intense show,” he said. “I play a fighter, basically, dealing with a lot of things in my life. As I was preparing for that role, there was the emotional aspect as well as the physical, so I gained about 15 pounds of muscle and really pushed myself to become this person.” The spotlight seems to shine brighter on Nick now than any of the other Jonas brothers, but the youngest member of the family says they are all enjoying different tastes of success, including Kevin Jonas becoming a father and Joe Jonas working as a deejay. “I think the good thing for all of us was once that finished, we all had a little bit of time to figure out what we wanted to do,” Jonas said about he and his boy band brothers parting ways professionally. Watch the video of Nick Jonas on “The Wendy Williams Show.”
Some of those Nifty stories have funny misuse of words. I had to laugh at the image when someone wrote: "He pulled my sweatpants down to my knees and started to fondue my bulge in my loose boxer shorts." Ouch! One common error is: "I shuttered when his lips touched mine." There are a lot of Nifty people who shutter.
Is there an uglier animal?
What does this mean, exactly? Have any of you ever had or witnessed one?
They won't even let you have a few minutes to browse. Then when you tell the salesperson that you're just looking for now, they find ways to walk by and drop little "we're having a great sale today" or "finding your size okay?" or "we have more sweaters in back if you can't find the color you need". What gives? Is it an all commission set up or something?
Where's my Datalounge?
John the Baptist or The Holy Ghost? I pick The Holy Ghost because he makes me feel loved and needed.
Selected variables are encrypted, ranged or blanked: UPIN is encrypted, beneficiary age is ranged (by age groups), dates of service are by quarter and year, zip codes are blank (the lowest level of cross-sectional analysis is the county level for the SAFs and the state level for the KedPAR File). The LDS SAFs have a specific beneficiary key that allows the LDS SAFs to be linked; the LDS KedPAR file cannot be linked with any of the LDS SAFs. The Standard Analytical Files (SAFs) are generated by processing the National Claims History (NCH) file's raw claims through final action algorithms that match the original claim with adjusted claims to resolve any adjustments. SAFs are available for each institutional claim type and for Non-institutional files (Carrier, DME) beginning with 1991. The record unit of SAFs is the final action claim (some episodes of care may have more than one final action claim). Final action claim files are available to researchers approximately nine months into the following calendar year (for example: 2014 data will become available in September of 2015). The files are annual
Does he have a huge cock? He's good looking but not that hot. Plus he seems like a douche.
During this interview, the interviewer asks him what he looks for in a partner, and his response was "male or female?" The silly interviewer then said "both". IF she was worth her salary, she would've said "male, hunny!". I'm pretty sure his publicity team is scrubbing Also, what's up with his permanent tan? Maybe he has aboriginal blood?
New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola A 33-year-old doctor who recently returned from West Africa and was admitted to a New York City hospital with suspicious symptoms has tested positive for Ebola, according to a New York Times report. Craig Spencer was treating Ebola patients in Guinea until returning home to the city 10 days ago, according to the New York Post. He had a 103-degree fever and nausea, the Post reported. He also was self-quarantining himself inside his West 147th Street apartment, according to the New York Daily News. EMS crews responded to the Harlem address wearing "F Suits," a Hazmat suit that covers the entire body, according to WCBS. Spencer was taken to Bellevue Hospital, on First Avenue between 26th and 28th streets, early Thursday afternoon in an ambulance with a police escort. Sources told WCBS that Spencer took an Uber car Wednesday night to and from a bowling alley in Williamsburg. City officials have already begun contacting and isolating people who have recently had contact with the possible ebola patient. Bellevue Hospital is one of the best equipped medical facilities in the city to deal with an Ebola patient. Staff and administrators recently showed press the precautions and safety measures already in place should a patient arrive.
Go ahead. Ask me what your future holds. I usually charge three bucks a minute, but I'm giving it away free tonight.
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.
There's this guy - gay, in NYC, great body, good job (all of which he's publicly disclosed ), I'd guess in his thirties - who posts endless endless endless pictures of himself on Instagram... usually shirtless, majority in his elevator on the way to work out. He's obviously in a relationship and quite sweet on the guy. I know it's easy to just write off as narcissism - maybe it is - but I am mystified by it. Why does this guy, who has a great life on spec, post endless selfies? Why do you do it, if you do? Is it vanity? Insecurity? Cluelessness? I would have though beyond thirty you'd be moving away from 'look at me! look at me!' I'm 40... so I'm well past the social media generation. But I don't get it and I am curious for some theories.
Finally available on DVD. Also available on Netflix DVD, but not for streaming.
Even though he was born a Jew, they really did fuck him over. And most of them are AIDS Homos.
We're both recently out of jobs and we've also both just lost our husbands. But we're also rich as shit and also looking to get laid quick. Any questions?
People actually believe this stuff.
All that snow!
Thinking about starting to watch one of these 80s shows for the first time on DVD. Which is the best?
Take the poll.
Pope Francis has apparently spoken out in defence of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, hurting the hopes of those who see him as a liberal driving force in the Catholic Church. Last month the Pope warned Catholics not to fear change following an angry synod backlash against a softening of the Church’s stance towards homosexuality. But in his address at the opening of a three-day conference on traditional marriage hosted at the Vatican yesterday, Francis called family “an anthropological fact… that cannot be qualified based on ideological notions or concepts important only at one time in history”. The Humanum conference invites people of different religions to come together and celebrate “complementarity between man and woman in marriage” – the idea that men and women have different but complementary roles that they say are essential to building a strong family. And though he did not refer to gay unions directly, the Pope said: “It is fitting that you have gathered here to explore the complementarity of man and woman. This complementarity is at the root of marriage and family.”
Is it okay to do this? The bottle says only take a two week course and then wait 4 months before taking another two week course of pills. However, I have severe acid reflux, so much so that I had constant sore throat. Imagine feeling you had strep every single day. Also, the acid would come up with every burp and I feared it would damage my teeth. So I began taking it every day and it's a godsend. I'm just worried about potential side effects. I tried stopping once and within three days my stomach acid was so strong I feared I could digest metal.
I'm buying my boyfriend an iPad for X-mas. Can anyone tell me if the $100 for Apple Care Protection Plan worth having? I've had my iPad since they first came out and haven't had any problems and neither of us have ever dropped my iPad so I'm wondering if it's worth it. I'm not trying to be cheap, I just don't know if it's something I should get. TIA
A friend had problems with his laptop, took it to be serviced. Worked fine at repair shop. When he got home all he gets is the buffering symbol going in circles on the black screen. Can't put cursor on screen. He called Time Warner, unplugged and replugged modem. Same problem. TW says there's no problem from their end. Any ideas?
By request. The season is about to start. Actual game discussion would be welcome too.
Eeeew... kill it!
And they won't even be eligible for Obamacare to heal their injuries!!!!
[italic]All the re-brands and disguises in the world cannot obscure what this "new" ideology is really about [/italic] Question: What is a libertarian populist? Answer: A libertarian in disguise. That is my conclusion, after perusing much of the recent discussion of whether a new “libertarian populism” (or “populist libertarianism”) could prove to be a winning formula for the exhausted and discredited American right. At first glance, creating a common ideology to unite the libertarian and populist wings of today’s right must be an appealing idea for GOP strategists. But to succeed, both parents would have to contribute to the genetic makeup of the libertarian populist baby. The leading advocates of libertarian populism, however, look very much like run-of-the-mill libertarians to me. Ben Domenech, for example, tries to define libertarian populism by arguing that it takes “a few of its aims from the Rand Paul approach – a balanced budget amendment, flatter and simpler taxes, and more – but there is also a stronger focus on issues which cut across party lines, including reform of higher education, prison and justice systems, civil liberty protections, and an assault on D.C. cronyism from green energy to Big Banks.” But all of this is standard-issue libertarianism, including libertarian critiques of “prison and justice systems” and “civil liberty protections.” Nothing new here, folks, move along. What Domenech and others mean by “populist” appears to be “popular.” They want a popular libertarianism, a libertarianism that majorities of Americans might vote for, not a movement that has anything to do with actual historic populism in the United States, which has generally been, to coin a phrase, illibertarian. (more at the link)
We wouldnt have had her wonderful catalouge of classics.
I know there's handful of us here on DL who watch.
The trailer is out! And it looks like Jimmy is finally getting some vagine. But still no phallic entertainment on the horizon for Thomas. Bloody bollocks! Even the poor sodomites need companionship in this post-War era! Isobel, could you ring us up some tea, dear?
Kid should milk this to a tee. First advice contact the Kardashians. Major new cute fresh meat, Crest should hire him.
I just do. Clinton should have won in 2008. But he's a smart man. Too smart.
I think that they should be required.
from pinknews.co.uk Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, a bizarre new way to promote safer sex has been launched in the form of cartoon cat porn. The video (NSFW), created by Austria’s Aids charity AIDS-Hilfe, features gay cats meeting up in a park and having sex. During the encounter one cat poses the question of whether or not to wear a condom. The message following the cat’s rough encounter is: “It’s okay to screw somebody’s brains out”, as long as the sex is safe. Statistics from Austria suggest that the number of new HIV infections per year has begun to fall.
Here we go -- again!
Post your pics of love and affection.
Let's post pictures of amazing balls... goose-eggs, low-hangers, or just plain amazing sacks. Whatever, as long as the focus is on the balls!
Who else in country is gay besides Chely Wright? I''d wager there are many closet cases.
Like 7" or more totally soft. You know it happens. Of course, they don't get much bigger after it firms up (though we know it doesn't get any shorter haha). But something about a man who is helplessly saddled with the proverbial "thigh slapper" for life is so hot.
On his penis (nsfw).
Not that it should surprise anyone here, but problems are now being experienced in the old "Meet Philadelphia Gay Basher Kathryn Knott - New Thread" thread which, itself, was the last in a long line of disappearing threads on the topic of the Sept 11th group assault of two gay men in Philadelphia. These threads will continue to experience issues and eventually be shut down as more and more freepers, conservative trolls and their various ilk try and have them shut down. But this has always been a story that was born out of people on the Internet who weren't afraid to tell the truth about the injustices that were happening around them. So, we're going to keep discussing this case. And we'll also keep talking after this thread has been infected. This is the new thread to discuss all developments, discussion of the case, the many evil faces of Kathryn Knott, etc. Have at it, friends.
Handsome, natural, a walk in the woods:
Dress shirts, t-shirts, wifebeaters, jackets, whatever. For the nitpickers, don't shit over someone's post if you don't happen to like it for whatever reason. Just move on! Other than that, let the hotness begin!
Is anyone else listening to this creepy, yet addictive podcast? It's a true-crime mystery about a young girl murdered in 1999. This story is infuriating and heartbreaking all at once. And very addictive.
It seems like most gay guys are into threesomes and/or group sex. The thought of having a threesome (or group) doesn't turn me on at all, and in fact makes me feel very uncomfortable. Am I weird?
He's a hot 22 year-old (I think he's 22, he might be 23). He's apparently straight. But... why has he been filming all his videos at this mansion? Does he have a sugar daddy?
The shit has hit the fan over his comments... Zachary Quinto is making headlines after arguing that "there's a tremendous sense of complacency" in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. “AIDS has lost the edge of horror it possessed when it swept through the world in the ’80s," the "Star Trek" actor, who came out as gay in 2011, told Out magazine in its annual OUT 100 issue, where he is named Artist of the Year. "Today’s generation sees it more as something to live with and something to be much less fearful of. And that comes with a sense of, dare I say, laziness.” The 37-year-old star, who nabbed an Emmy Award nomination for his turn in "American Horror Story: Asylum" and won raves for his role in "The Glass Menagerie" on Broadway, also urged caution when it came to use of the HIV/AIDS prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP. “We need to be really vigilant and open about the fact that these drugs are not to be taken to increase our ability to have recreational sex,” he said. “There’s an incredible underlying irresponsibility to that way of thinking…and we don’t yet know enough about this vein of medication to see where it’ll take us down the line.” You can read the full Out magazine interview here. PrEP has been the source of controversy since being introduced in 2012, with some medical sources arguing that the medication's side effects are unclear, and that patients' adherence to taking the pill regularly could be erratic.
Remember the Bath and Body Works boycotter? She has a new obsession.
From what I understand, he's only mentioned by Plato.
HA HA HA That's a good one!! Please let me know when 1 person has to pay a single cent.
Hardship! I have a hardship!
I know she''s not everyone''s cup of tea, but I''m personally glad to see her career in recovery mode. Robert Downey Jr and Lindsay Lohan did far worse things yet they were able to find work...why was Winona treated like an outcast following her arrest? All she did was steal some designer scrunchies and socks. \ \ Anyway, I''ve been a fan of her since I was 6 years old (Beetlejuice!) and even though people make fun of her acting, I''ve always found her to be tremendous (even in crap like Bram Stoker''s Dracula).
Mon November 17, 2014 (CNN) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday ahead of an expected grand jury decision in the case of Michael Brown. In his executive order, Nixon cited the "possibility of expanded unrest." He said that people have the right to protest peacefully but that citizens and businesses must be protected from violence and damage. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the plan will bring National Guard troops to the city, but he said their role is designed to be secondary to local law enforcement. Brown, a black teen, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on August 9. The grand jury is weighing whether to indict Wilson. "In the days immediately following Michael Brown's death, peaceful protests were marred by senseless acts of violence and destruction," the governor said last week. "That ugliness was not representative of Missouri, and it cannot be repeated," said Nixon. The state of emergency will expire in 30 days unless extended by another order. Slay said he did not immediately know how many National Guard troops would be deployed to his city, which is near Ferguson, or when they would be deployed. But he stated that the troops will "not be on the front lines, confronting protesters." They would play a secondary role, he said, and will be partnered with local law enforcement anywhere they are posted. While Slay emphasized the back-up role of the National Guard, he said he agreed with the governor's decision to declare a state of emergency. The troops are needed for visibility and deterrence, Slay said. There are too many unknowns about what the grand jury decision might be and how the public may react, he said. Slay said that it makes sense to be prepared in case there is violence.
There are a number of great singers who never became the stars the should have. For me, Howard Hewitt is once such singer. He was part of Shalamar. Once he went solo, he had a number of R&B hits, but never seem to get pop success. Hewitt, along with Luther Vandross and Alexander O'Neal, have the best R&B male voices of the generation. Others?
This guy has been married...twice! But now he's an "out and proud" gay man. His story will break on Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, 11/20/2014. Who could it possibly be?!
Friday March 11, 2011\ \ Looks like another match made in moviemaking heaven: Canadian actors Jay Baruchel and Alison Pill are engaged.\ \ Baruchel, who has appeared in Million Dollar Baby and Tropic Thunder, popped the question over the holidays, reports ET Canada. But the proposal wasn''t exactly like the ones in the movies.\ \ "I was going to give her a ring, and I wasn''t sure," Baruchel, 28, says. "I wasn''t ready in my heart to say what it was."\ \ But this ring %E2%80%93 a 180-year-old Victorian wedding band %E2%80%93 wasn''t just any ring.\ \ "When I gave it to her, I just said, basically, ''S--- or get off the pot,'' " he says. "I said, ''F--- it, will you marry me?'' "\ \ Pill, who''s appeared in Milk and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 25, said yes.\ \ The two plan to wed in September 2012.
Is he going to be one of those actors who becomes a proud gay man at the age of 80?
It's the time of year for those who are employed and have access to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to decide how much money to set aside for the following year. It used to be that you picked an amount to be deducted from your paycheck over the course of the year, and contributed into an FSA account. These contributions are not subject to income tax. You then withdraw from the FSA to cover out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. At the end if the year, if you haven't exhaused the account, you forfeit whatever money is in the FSA. Some people make a point of getting prescription eyeglasses in December, to use-up any remaining FSA balance. What's new is that your employer may now chooses to allow employees to carry-over some of your funds into the new year, so they are not forfeited at year end. Ask your employer.
NY TIMES: Obscured in his ascent, however, has been his troubling financial past, which continues to shadow his present. Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills. Records reviewed by The New York Times show more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses. And though he said in recent interviews that he was paying both down, his balance with the state, at least, has actually grown in recent years. His National Action Network appears to have been sustained for years by not paying federal payroll taxes on its employees. With the tax liability outstanding, Mr. Sharpton traveled first class and collected a sizable salary, the kind of practice by nonprofit groups that the United States Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration recently characterized as “abusive,” or “potentially criminal” if the failure to turn over or collect taxes is willful. Mr. Sharpton and the National Action Network have repeatedly failed to pay travel agencies, hotels and landlords. He has leaned on the generosity of friends and sometimes even the organization, intermingling its finances with his own to cover his daughters’ private school tuition.
Well, that was a great opening! Glad to have Ollie, Felicity, Roy, and Diggle back!
Just checking for those REAL BUSY cockhounds.
Okay, am I the only one seeing *IMAGES* now in the main thread page?! It seems that the first few lines of a linked page with an embedded image are showing up in posts. Has there been a change made to DL's programming code? Is someone actually reading that long DL Wishlist thread? If so, I'm still waiting for my "Like" button! And for the ability to edit my posts after I've published them. Thank you very much!
Justin sings so well on this song, don't hate.
I hate this heifer. The definition of hypocrite.
Dirk Caber Jimmy Fanz Paddy O'Brian Tom Faulk Gabriel Clark Dato Foland Colby Keller
Busby Berkley, eat your heart out!
It was the 200th episode and it was brilliant. Jensen Ackles stole the show. He should be nominated for an Emmy. It was that good.
Starring: Kim Richards (Has she fallen off the ̶t̶u̶r̶n̶i̶p̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k wagon? Again?) Kyle Richards (Is her Latin stud still sticking it to other señoritas...allegedly?) Lisa Vanderpump (How many hot gay guys are filling up her new place, Pump?) Brandi Glanville (Ugh. This messy bitch is still here.) Yolanda Foster (Ugh. This tick-infested bitch is still here.) Eileen Davidson (The Ice Queen cometh!) Lisa Rinna (Lord, I want to steal Harry from her.) with... Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammar as "Friends Of" and Taylor Armstrong as "Guest." This is going to be an *awesome* season!
...and sadly, Americans will cheer them on if they do it... The tea party and establishment wings of the House Republican caucus are already splitting over how to respond to President Barack Obama's promised executive actions on immigration reform, which could be issued as soon as next week. The big question is: Should Republicans be willing to shut down the government to block Obama's unilateral moves on immigration? The far right believes they have the 2014 election outcomes, and therefore popular sentiment, on their side. But leadership sounds more cautious about wading into another showdown with the president after last year's shutdown left the Republican brand tarnished. "Our goal here is to stop the president from violating his own oath of office and violating the Constitution. It's not to shut down the government.," House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters Thursday, though he added that "all options are on the table" and "no decisions have been made." "Every administration needs this, needs that, needs all kinds of things," Boehner said. "If (Obama) wants to go off on his own, there are things he's just not going to get." Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also said on Thursday when asked about the prospect of a government shutdown over Obama's immigration actions: "We will not be shutting down the government or threatening to default on the debt." McConnell used a similar line last week in his press conference after the election. But how they'll pull that off while appeasing their more conservative members hankering for a fight will be an early test for the new Republican leadership. More than 50 Republican lawmakers signed a letter Thursday circulated by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) that urged Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) and ranking member Nita Lowey (D-NY) to defund any executive actions on immigration by including language blocking its funding in upcoming government funding bills. They specifically singled out "current or future executive actions that would create additional work permits and green cards outside the scope prescribed by Congress.” According to the New York Times, Obama's planned actions would give work permits to up to 3.3 million undocumented immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens or legal residents. And as many as five million people could be protected from deportation in total. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), an influential member of the tea party caucus, told reporters Thursday that the election should embolden Republicans to face off with Obama. He was one of the signees of Salmon's letter (reprinted below). "No one ran on getting along with the president," he said. "That'll be the difficulty if folks turn around and do a 180 and say, 'Oh now we're going to compromise with the president." Huelskamp said that "nobody wants a shutdown," but then he placed the responsibility on Obama if one occurred. "We don't control that. That's the president," he said. "Is the president going to shut down the government over a failure to fund an amnesty proposal? I think the House will stand up, and perhaps even the Senate, and say, 'No funding for amnesty.' Then would the president shut the government down?" "The House pretty clearly isn't going to fund amnesty," he concluded. But other members of the House leadership sounded more hesitant about flirting with a shutdown over immigration. "I think our leaders have been pretty clear that it would be a mistake for the president to use executive action in a lame-duck session, and I think it would have consequences for the president's relationship with the Congress going forward," House Ways and Means chair Dave Camp (R-MI) told TPM Thursday. But pressed on the proposal by his colleagues to cut off funding for any legalization action taken by the president -- and thereby inviting the possibility of a government shutdown -- Camp was less enthusiastic, though he didn't outright dismiss it. "I think that we're going to have all options on the table and not rule anything out," he said. "I don't think a shutdown is a good idea. I didn't think it was a good idea in '95. I didn't think it was a good idea last time. That's really not something that lends itself to a solution."
The contrived writing. The soap opera delivery. The flat-lined stage kisses. I can't wait until the next episode.
The epitome of white trash! Holy fuck! I've been reading about this lot. We all know that Yates and Geldof were married. She was a major drug addict, even attempted to take her life. She then shacks up with Hutchence, has a kid, and we know what happened to him -- "suicide" (??) She says later that she believes that he could have killed himself with a noose while jerking off. This is the opposite story she gave to investigators. I'm sure that the authorities and coroner would have been able to tell if this was the case. Many say that she had threatened Hutchence to marry her or she was taking his kid away. Apparently, she pulled this same stunt the day he was found dead. Some even think he was murdered because of the way he was found. Hutchence died in 1997. Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000, leaving behind a bunch of kids, including the one she had with Hutchence. More about Paula: she found out that the person she thought was her father, wasn't. It was some game show host. The names of her children: Fifi Trixibelle Geldof (born 1983), Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof (born 1989), Little Pixie Geldof (born 1990), Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof (born 1996) Anyhoo, she dies, and Geldof runs and petitions to adopt the Hutchence kid, before any of her or Hutchence's family gets the chance to do the same. Because he files first, they all have to be OK'ed by him to also petition -- WTF?! Yates had said that Geldof was a lunatic, screaming that he was, "above the law". Now, we have all these scandals involving his kids, having drunken orgies, drug binges, etc. There's a ton more, the real sleazy shit, but these are pretty much the hard facts. They are one fucked up lot. Geldof, yeah, the asshole fame whore charity seeker, (Live Aid), is all into the father laws, you know, the ones that basically want to stick it to the mother of their kid. So, what's your take on Yates, Hutchence, and Geldof? With Hutchence, how do you think he really died? Does Geldof get on your nerves with his fame whoring? Do you remember Yates' career as a TV presenter. She first met Hutchence doing an interview, and it can be seen on Youtube.
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