Please leave your judgment at the curb. We have been together for six years and it's time for us both to move on. We've stayed together about five years longer than I wanted to, because of finances and because of codependency. My finances - his codependency. I earn about $28K a year. He earns $130K a year. He just found out the biotech he works for has been sold and he's going to earn a little over $200,000 from stocks PLUS his $40,000 bonus come January. He wants to pay off $50K in debt, and save the rest for a huge downpayment on a house for us. I don't want a house. I want to be free of him. I care about him, but I don't love him. Our relationship is unhealthy. I'm 39, he's 47. I just want a clean break. I want to ask him to give me $50,000. That will still leave him with $190,000 after he pays his debt....plus all the money he makes every year! I don't think this is asking too much. He is a kind person, and he MIGHT give it to me. But of course, he doesn't HAVE to. How can I convince him - how can I win? I'm planning on bringing this up on January 1 so I still have some time to think about it.
Fit for a queen! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are planning their very own royal wedding of sorts. The famously over-the-top couple have set their sights on France's famed Palace of Versailles for their much-anticipated nuptials, the new issue of Us Weekly reveals. PHOTOS: Kimye's sweetest moments "Kanye has never been married and wants a big [wedding]," a source tells Us of the "Bound 2" rapper, 36, who has a 6-month-old daughter, North, with his fiancee. Adds another insider: "They are not working with a budget." Indeed, West seems to live by the motto "Go big or go home." When he proposed to Kardashian, 33, in October, he hired a 50-piece orchestra and rented out San Francisco's AT&T Park, which lit up with the words "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEEE!!!" on a giant screen. See more cute pics of Kimye.
This from a name dropping, lying, layabout ex-con (jailed for three months last year but somehow not guilty). Probably the comments about Dustin Lance Black dating younger guys bugs him, after all, didn't they share a piece of ass? Oh, Duncan, letting his sycophants crawl so far up his ass they exit through his mouth. Fuck you.
Due to it being too far-left. How do you respond to an idiot who says this? Toby Keith said it.
Olympic diver Tom Daley surprised fans yesterday when he came out and told the world via YouTube that he was dating a man. Now, everyone is wondering who the lucky guy is. Well, we have the answer...and he's an Oscar winner! Sources exclusively tell E! News that Daley has been dating Dustin Lance Black, the 39-year-old writer who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Milk, the 2008 biopic about gay rights activist legend Harvey Milk (Sean Penn also won an Oscar for playing Milk in the flick). Back in October, Daley and Black were spotted together for the first time, grabbing a snack at The Coffee Bean in Hollywood. Yesterday, Daley posted a touching YouTube video in which he came out as dating a man. "In spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and they made me feel so happy, so safe and everything just feels great," the 19-year-old said. "And that someone is a guy. It did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen, but it wasn't until spring this year that something just clicked. It felt right and I thought, 'OK,' and my whole world changed there and then." He added, "Of course, I still fancy girls, but right now I'm dating a guy and I couldn't be happier." Black returned yesterday to L.A. from a trip to Russia to screen Milk at an LGBT film festival in St. Petersburg with the film's director Gus Van Sant and producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinx. Black is currently working on screenplays for Ron Howard's Under the Banner of Heaven and Barefoot Bandit for director Robert Zemeckis. He'll be in Daley's native U.K. in the spring to direct Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Daley is currently in London, where he posted on his Facebook earlier today, "I'd just like to say a massive thanks for all the support yesterday...it truly was overwhelming xx."
[quote]Slept all day today after my trip to Russia. Did I miss anything?
It's sad and I feel bad for his family, but I don't see how he rates the continual coverage. He wasn't that famous or that great of an actor.
any DL suggestions?
Can we agree that this is creepy, predatory and pathological in all cases?
Still want to bareback?
... merged their DNA and the resulting creature married Jude Law that creature would be called Shariah Law. This joke has been brought to you by the creeps at the Repbulican Party.
They are showing Romeo and Juliet on TCM now, followed by Norma's Oscar-winning role in A Free Soul. I'd never seen her R & J before this. OMG! It's unwatchable.....what were they thinking? Norma was 36, Leslie Howard (Romeo) was 42 and John Barrymore (Mercutio) looks like he was about 65. I'll check in later for A Free Soul. Never seen that one either.
Ronaldo was attending the official launch of his new underwear range, CR7, and anyone wondering what his debut collection looks like didn’t have to look too far - a 19-metre tall campaign image featuring the chiseled winger in all his glory was suspended above in the landmark building’s renaissance courtyard. Meanwhile the man in question, never shy about coming forward, was clearly delighted as he posed for photos between its legs. ‘I am very proud to officially launch CR7 today and especially to see my campaign image displayed in this beautiful building, one of the most famous landmarks in Madrid,’ he said.‘I put a lot of passion and dedication into creating this new underwear line and I am delighted to finally launch it globally today. ‘ Ronaldo has previously modelled for Armani Jeans, but his latest campaign marks an inaugural brand venture and his first attempt at fashion designing. His design debut was aided by Richard Chai – best known for his collaborations with Marc Jacobs and Donna Karen.‘Fashion and design are two passions of mine and I have wanted to launch my own brand for a long time. Working on this collection alongside Richard has given me a great creative outlet and I have loved every part of collaborating on the range, from selecting the colours and designs to testing the styles and fits myself,’ he said. ‘I am very proud that the collection is launching worldwide today.’ Ronaldo's new underwear range will be available to buy via www.cr7underwear.com from November 1.
What do you suggest?
This is the time of year I start thinking of summer plans and summer vacation so I know what I need to save up for and get the best deals on reservations. My partner and I are such creatures of habit. We do the same thing every single year, and I'm tired of it. Every year we go to Ptown, rent a place, ride bikes, eat out, cook in. It's loads of fun but after a decade of that I need something new. Can any of you recommend a good destination for a vacation? We do have our criteria. It would be great to rent a place to stay instead of staying in a hotel, since we really like to cook. We live in NYC, so we don't necessarily need a big city destination, something laid back, relaxed would be nice. It doesn't necessarily have to be gay, but it is nice to be in the company of fellow travelers. We are east coast guys, so seeing something completely opposite might be fun - Texas, Colorado, California. I would love to hear what you you guys think.
Fox News incited Islamophobic fears in its reporting on a weekly swim class at a YMCA facility that ensures the privacy of Muslim girls learning to swim, framing it as evidence that "Sharia law is now changing everything." In October, a St. Paul YMCA in partnership with the local police department decided to offer an hour long swim practice once a week to give Muslim Somali-American girls between the ages of 5 and 17 an opportunity to learn basic swimming skills, making considerations for the girls' modesty and religious beliefs. On the December 2 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox's Heather Nauert framed this story as evidence that "Sharia law is now changing everything": NAUERT: Well the minority becoming the majority at one community pool. Sharia law is now changing everything. A YMCA in Minneapolis-St. Paul is starting a swim group for Muslim girls but special considerations have to be made to keep with their religious beliefs. Now this means during the one-hour class, the pool is being shut down, the men's locker room is being locked, and female lifeguards are being brought in. Similar classes are now starting at towns across the Midwest. We'll keep watching this story for you. Fox's use of an hour-long swim lesson for girls to push the myth that Sharia is taking over is disconcerting to say the least. For many Muslim girls, this class represents their first opportunity to learn these basic skills, and the Star Tribune noted that this is an important and much-needed program for the community, and that "[s]pecial considerations have to be made to address modesty concerns": Special considerations have to be made to address modesty concerns so that the Muslim girls can swim and not reveal too much of themselves. St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith had discussions with Britts to let the Y know that, through the department's connections with the Somali-American community, they had learned that such a group was needed. "I think this is just a great opportunity for them to learn basic skills that we take for granted," said Sgt. Jennifer O'Donnell, who has worked with the Somali community regularly during her time with the department. "We have to have privacy," said Ubah Ali, Dhamuke's mother. For years, Ali said she has been trying to find a place where her daughter could swim, but nothing seemed to work. Not knowing how to swim is a safety risk, especially in the state of 10,000 lakes, Ali said. Fox News' decision to cite this story as evidence of "Sharia law" spreading through the country fits with the network's history of pushing Islamophobia and the myth of "creeping Sharia." In recent history Fox has led a smear campaign against Park51, an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center, claiming it would potentially be a haven for terrorists. The network has also been known to invite discredited anti-Muslim guests on its shows to push fears about Muslims. Fox's pattern of Islamophobia has now reached the new low of presenting swimming lessons for young girls as a problem so worrisome that Nauert promised to "keep watching this story."
Who would it be?
The smart ass kids, the over the top stereotypes, stupid dads, overbearing wives, gay minstrels, shaky camera, plots of nothing but reactions and punch lines. Shit. Just shit.
What's her secret?
Keep or toss?
The new season starts tonight. I'm excited to see what they do with human Cas, semi-human Crowley, "trial sick" Sam and protective Dean. New to the cast is handsome actor Tahmoh Penikett, as one of the fallen angels walking the earth. Dean has Cas... maybe Sam and this guy will end up being besties.
Borgen is a Danish one-hour political drama television series (with elements of a soap opera). It tells the story of a charismatic politician, Birgitte Nyborg, who unexpectedly becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. It stars the sexy Sidse Babett Knudsen. Third and last season is currently airing in the UK.
"She must not know who the HELL I am!" Starts November 3rd
I'm afraid it may make her look like some kind of crow.
When will any of my Independent movies be released, even to Video? What about my triumphant return to Broadway... err, I mean ENCORES. Who doesn’t want to hear me sing Joey, Joey, Joey? Will the public ever believe I don’t' have genital warts….just a bad snip job? Will Jason ever get new dentures? Will Monty find true love? Place your bets, will Broadway's "Bad Boy" ever go back to being Broadway's "It Boy"?
I'll go first: Do not drink and drive, because there are people out there who text and drive and they will hit you and it will be your fault.
Tom Hiddleston is returning to the theatre for the first time in five years with the lead role in Shakespeare's Coriolanus along with a veteran, respected cast that includes Mark Gatiss. After that, he heads to Toronto to film Guillermo del Toro's paranormal thriller Crimson Peak with Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam will these roles finally help him break out of the Marvel universe?
All OUT actually. And he's IN love.
Saw After Midnight. Overrated.
Would anyone be surprised by this news?
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The Kelly McGillis thread has me thinking. I came out in the 80''s and it seems that almost every gay rumor around in the 80''s and 90''s have been substantiated. \ \ Let''s list the rumors and those that have been confirmed: \ \ Kelly McGillis\ \ Jodi Foster\ \ George Michael \ \ Lead singer of Judas Priest\ \ Queen Latifah
"Once the man-woman threshold is crossed for marriage...then there is simply no logical place to stop in the kind of sexual relationships you will support, you will embrace as a culture," Fischer said. "We were exactly right when we said polygamy was the next domino to fall. And after this, the next domino to fall is going to be pedophilia." Video:
Starring Carrie Underwood, hater of Obamacare.
Another way the gay community "out-markets" the Catholic Church (per Cardinal Dolan): our viral videos are way more fun:
They LOOK good,, the fact they look great, but what is their website going to do. Make them look bad? All the reviews I find online glow, but the ones not on the Saatva website and are supposedly independent reviews,mate clearly written by bloggers, and how is it there isn't a single negative review???? I'd like to hear from anyone who has had one of their mattresses forms couple,of years or more to hear how they hold up,over time. Thanks
She's 85. She's been sick for a number of years (diabetes, then heart disease) and her body is apparently in the process of simply shutting down. Her heart, her lungs, her kidneys. Her doctor says she's in pretty bad shape and getting worse. She has days, weeks, maybe months to live. It'll be either her heart or her kidneys that give out. Her death will be an easy one, he says. For her part she's being very philosophical about it all. She knows she's had a good long life and is grateful for that. She doesn't want to leave us, but she sees that it's out of her hands so she's simply accepting it. She's signed a Do Not Resuscitate Order and has refused any medical intervention such as dialysis and life support. All she wants is the meds that keep her going and comfortable. My 92 year old father is, naturally, quite upset but also philosophical. He's also grateful that they had a good long life together and knows that it had to end some day. He's unwell too and I don't think he'll be around too much longer either. They both live in a full-care senior's home. All of their practical and medical needs are taken care of for them. My sisters pop in on them regularly to take care of everything else and just to visit and talk with them (I live on the other side of the country) I know she's old, but it still hurts. It's not tragic or horrible or unnatural. It's just what happens to people when they live that long. But it still hurts. My siblings and I have a lot to be thankful for, certainly. And we'll miss them both terribly when they're gone. But we'll have happy memories of them. I'm not sure why I'm telling Datalounge (of all people) this. I'm actually keeping this pretty private in my real life. I haven't talked about it with anyone except my partner and my siblings. I feel like this is mine and I want to hold it close for a while. I don't want to share it until I have to. Does that even make sense?
you know, hog intestines.
What they lack in vocal skills, they make up for in enthusiasm, spirit, good cheer and good looks. It's pretty adorable.
I've tried almost all of the prescription meds, and none of them help, or I suffer such bad side effects that I have to stop taking them. I've never tried Ecstasy, but I was just wondering if it would make it better or make it worse?
Who are some stars who are widely assumed to be straight, but you think they might be queer? For me its Jennifer Lopez. Never heard any rumors about her but she always dated flamers like P. Diddy and that backup dancer guy with gayface.
His writing can be interesting, but really, who presents information like THIS?
Am I the only one who noticed this or am I the only one who is brave enough to say this? It's episode after episode of some random issue but really the best part of it is the fucking. That's why EVERY episode must have a love scene so that we may see young scrumptious Gale Harold's various beautiful body parts.
So far: Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle" Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best Screenplay: "American Hustle" Best Cinematography: "Inside Llewyn Davis" Best First Feature: "Fruitvale Station" Best Non-Fiction Film: "Stories We Tell" Best Animated Feature: "The Wind Rises"
Back in September, when we first learned that Woody Allen was going to be given the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 71st Annual Golden Globes, we thought it was all a trick to finally get him to happily attend an awards show. It didn't work. Allen will not be accepting the award on January 12. In his stead, Deadline reports, will be longtime friend and collaborator Diane Keaton. Allen has never been to the Globes, despite thirteen nominations. His excuse for avoiding awards shows is always the same, "If you accept it when they say you deserve an award, then you have to accept it when they say you don't." So, in this case, Allen must be annoyed he didn't win lifetime-achievement awards in his past lives and/or other dimensions.
A good friend of mine discovered this recently and has been doing it a lot lately. Says it expands his mind, makes things clearer, makes him more creative. I tried it back in the day but don't know the potential downside and dangers if any. Have seen people in k-holes though. Should I be worried?
Does anyone else think so. She is so ugly and I'm not talking about personality-wise, I'm talking about physically.
What's his story? And what happened to his finger? I have always wondered.
I just ordered my kit. What am I in for?
He's one of the hunkiest men in baseball!!! Let's celebrate his looks, especially that muscular ass.
A black community college instructor in Minneapolis claims she was formally reprimanded over a discussion on racism in one of her classes. Shannon Gibney, an English faculty member at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, told MCTC student newspaper City College News in a video interview that three white students filed a complaint against her with the school after a discussion on structural racism in one of her communications classes. In the interview, which was posted by the college newspaper to YouTube, Gibney says a white student interrupted her lesson to ask "Why do we have to talk about this in every class?" Another white male in the class then chimed in, Gibney told the student paper, saying he didn't understand either. "It's like people are trying to say that white men are always the villains, the bad guys. Why do we have to say this?" the student asked, according to Gibney. Gibney said that when she told the students that they could file a complaint with the college's legal affairs department if they were so unhappy with the discussion, they took her up on her offer. That led to an official reprimand from the school in early November, she claims. Gibney told The Huffington Post she could not comment further because the case is in appeal. MCTC would not confirm that Gibney had been reprimanded after a student complaint, citing privacy laws. The school did, however, deny reprimanding her for leading a discussion on structural racism. "The college has taken no steps to prohibit faculty members from teaching about racism, including structural racism," college spokeswoman Dawn Skelly told HuffPost. "MCTC has never disciplined a faculty member for teaching or discussing structural racism. Conversations about race, class and power are important and regular parts of many classes at MCTC and have been for years." City College News reported that after Gibney spoke with the student newspaper, she was told she risks further punishment for violating the unnamed white male students' privacy. MCTC noted in a statement that nearly one in four of the school's employees are minorities, and that "of the eight new full-time faculty hires the college made for fall 2012, six are people of color." More than half of the 13,874 students enrolled at MCTC in fall 2013 are persons of color, according to the college. The story was first reported last month by City College News, but was picked up by outlets like the Raw Story and Salon on Monday. Gibney is not filing a lawsuit against the school, but is submitting a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging workplace discrimination at MCTC, Minnesota Public Radio reported.
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Wasn''t Ann Marie supposed to be a 19 year old ingenue on the show?\ \ How did Marlo get away with this? How come Marlo didn''t get the Thomas family nose? Did she take after her mother?\ \ Is this the biggest case of age discrepancy between actress and role in casting?
In which we agree to stop posting XY pics then wondering why the thread was closed. Number 12 in a saga
Campy Canadian horror-esque show. Main character a bisexual succubus with a taboo human girlfriend; lots of guys with six packs running around shirtless. First two seasons streaming on Netflix. Anyone else watching?
And the groom's presumed dead wife walks in just seconds after we are married!
“I think it’s funny when people say I’m gay...I laugh it off...I’m not. But even if I was, I wouldn’t be ashamed. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest what people thought."
The bell-ringing charity removed two links to 'ex-gay' therapy groups from its website's resource collection for dealing with 'sexual addiction.' see link for more
She is such a bitch.
In what now looks like a prescient move, silent screen legend Mary Pickford paid for the preservation of her films, ensuring that most of them endured. The effort spared 40 of her movies from being among the casualties of time and neglect that are represented in a new survey by the Library of Congress. The report, The Survivial Of American Silent Films: 1912-1929, has found that 70% of feature-length silent films made in America have been completely lost. During the period the study voyage dans la lunecovers, 10,919 silent feature films of U.S. origin were released and only 14% of those still exist in their original 35mm format. Of those, 5% are incomplete and 11% are only available in foreign versions or lower-quality formats. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington called the state of America’s silent film heritage an “alarming and irretrievable loss to our nation’s cultural record.” Martin Scorsese weighed in about the findings, saying the report was “invaluable because the artistry of silent film is essential to our culture.” Scorsese’s Hugo was a tribute to the silent era, incorporating Georges Méliès’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune, which the Cannes Film Festival screened in an impressively restored version a few years back. It was also at Cannes that eventual Best Picture Oscar winner The Artist began its career, a throwback to the time before the talkies. the artistContributing factors to the staggering loss of silent films are the vulnerability of nitrate film stock to fire and deterioration, and the industry’s practice of neglecting or destroying prints and negatives, the Library of Congress says. Among some of the notable films considered lost in their complete form are Lon Chaney’s London After Midnight (1927); The Patriot (1928); Cleopatra (1917); The Great Gatsby (1926), and all four of Clara Bow’s feature films produced in 1928, including Ladies Of The Mob. Meanwhile, only five of Will Rogers’ 16 silent features survive and 85% of films by Hollywood’s first cowboy star, Tom Mix, are lost. An inventory database of information on the surviving films is here. The idea is to help raise awareness so that films that may exist abroad can be repatriated. Of the more 3,300 films that survived in any form, according to the study, 26% were found in other countries. The study also recommends a collaboration with studios and rights-holders to acquire archival master film elements on unique titles; coordination among American archives and collectors; a campaign to document unidentified titles; and building audience appreciation by screening more silent features. “Any time a silent picture by some miracle turns up, it reminds us of the treasures we’ve already lost. It also gives us hope that others may be discovered. The research presented in this report serves as a road map to finding silent films we once thought were gone forever and encourages creative partnerships between archives and the film industry to save silent cinema,” Scorsese added.
Relax, by Frankie Goes to Hollywood I loved that song as a kid but had no idea what it was about
Dazed Fraus Lament: "If only there had been some way of harnessing this technology so that slower speeds would have been possible!" Teary Mourners Ask Sky Pal to Take Frankie Muniz Instead.
Is she well liked here? She has a huge gay male fan base, and I know several gay men who adore her. %0D\ %0D\ She also speaks highly of her gay and lesbian fans. Anita Bryant she isn''t.
$40k for 9 scenes - around $10k a scene. And if you''re thinking of doing porn and no-one will ever find out, read on...\ \ He''s gay, but says a lot of guys on Sean Cody are straight because the money is so much better than straight porn.
Inspired by the Tom Daley thread. So did you ever date someone 20 years older while in your early 20s? Vote below and discuss
Parental jealously? Truly monstrous? It's definitely the most selfish, most entitled group to have ever lived. Me, me, me!
Over the last month or so, opponents of the Affordable Care Act have eagerly touted Consumer Reports’ “opposition” to healthcare.gov – for the right, if the independent, consumer-friendly outlet disapproves of the administration’s exchange marketplace, it proves … Obamacare is bad. In reality, Consumer Reports’ position has always been more nuanced than conservative activists and lawmakers would have us believe. The consumer advocates, for example, defended the Obama administration from criticism on canceled plans through the individual market, rejecting Republican talking points altogether. Consumer Reports also played a role in debunking some of the ACA horror stories that the right has been so invested in. That said, the consumer advocates did warn the public about the problems plaguing healthcare.gov, urging Americans to wait until the site improved before creating accounts and selecting insurance (though Consumer Reports pushed back against far-right efforts to exploit the position). Today, however, it reversed course and changed its verdict. After advising consumers to steer clear of Healthcare.gov in October, Consumer Reports health care expert Nancy Metcalf told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Tuesday morning that the federal health care exchange website was improved enough following the Obama administration’s frantic month of repairs that users could confidently use it. […] “Now we’re saying, ‘it’s time,’” Metcalf said, in particular praising the new window-shopping function, in which users can peruse health plans without registering with the site. The requirement to make an account before viewing options was considered one of the main causes for the site’s initial traffic bottleneck. “It’s terrific, I’ve tried it, it was working yesterday through the busiest times,” Metcalf said. If recent history is any guide, opponents of the law will argue, indefinitely, that “even Consumer Reports opposes” healthcare.gov, but for those concerned with the facts, the consumer advocates’ position now seems fairly clear.
American students once again lag behind many of their Asian and European peers on a global exam, a continuing trend that often is blamed on child poverty and a diverse population in U.S. schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the results a "picture of educational stagnation" as U.S. students showed little improvement over three years, failing to score in the top 20 on math, reading or science. Students in Shanghai, China's largest city, had the top scores in all subjects, and Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong students weren't far behind. Even Vietnam, which had its students participate for the first time, had a higher average score in math and science than the United States. The test is based on a 1,000-point scale. Among the findings: - In math, the U.S. average score was 481. Average scores ranged from 368 in Peru to 613 in Shanghai. The international average was 494. - In science, the U.S. average score was 497. Average scores ranged from 373 in Peru to 580 in Shanghai. The international average was 501. - In reading, the U.S. average score was 498. Average scores ranged from 384 in Peru to 570 in Shanghai. The international average was 496.
Does he have a hairy dick?
My sister has been taking care of my Dad who is in hospice care and not expected to live much longer. This past Saturday, my sister called me to say that "something beautiful" had just happened in Dad's room. A white light appeared on the wall. They thought it was a reflection of the sunlight coming in through the window so they shut the blinds and darkened the room. My sister says it only got brighter. I linked the photo below. (Dad's in a deep sleep, not yet gone.) My best friend's mother is also in hospice and he went to see her this weekend. A white light (he says looks exactly like his late father) appeared over her bed too. And they also got a (more indistinct) picture. So I went online and started reading. It seems this phenomenon is pretty common. Has anyone else had an experience like this? I'm floored by it!
...who will be 3rd?
Tell us about the first time you saw a cock... where? \ \ Me- my friend''s dad used to take us camping. Saw him shower... nice bod and beautiful cock.\ \ God I wanted him in my sleeping bag...
She was afraid of pissing off the country music establishment by being knocked up. But it is 2013 and women have kids out of wedlock all the time. Why would her fan base in red states be offended if she was pregnant with no ring?
On criticism of Goop “I admire her so much. It (the criticism) doesn’t faze her. I think it probably did initially. She said, ‘Mom, I’m going to get this all my life. This is how they see me.’ I feel she’s just extraordinarily accomplished in every area and people don’t like that, some people don’t like that, people who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away. I mean I don’t read any of it, I just find it so disgusting. There is a coarsening of our culture today that is just so tragic.”
Monday, November 25, 2013 The power of prayer has failed to save The Christmas Candle, the new release from Rick Santorum’s faith based film studio, EchoLight. The Christmas Candle, set in the fictional English village of Gladbury and billed as “a timeless holiday film for the entire family”, attracted widespread critical scorn as well as dismal box-office results, having grossed just over $1.6m after two weeks on release. The bad reviews were perhaps predictable, with the New York Daily News saying: “This odd Dickens-meets-Sunday-school movie is as artless as the setup is muddled”, while the New York Post judged: “This throwback, made-for-TV-style film takes the easy way out in a cheesy climax, but its resolute quaintness may appeal to the kind of viewers who regard electricity as disturbingly newfangled.” The Arizona Republic called it “resolutely stiff and hollow”. Former presidential candidate Santorum, who took to the media shortly before the film’s release to lambast Hollywood as “the devil’s playground” will presumably find it easy to shrug off critical brickbats; less easy to swallow will be the ignominious box office results. Its opening weekend, on a small “platform” release on just 5 screens, took a respectable $68,000; but in its second week, when it expanded to over 390, it took less than $1m. The crucial screen average was an extremely moderate $2,500, putting it below the likes of The Best Man Holiday, Narco Cultura, and bodybuilding doco Generation Iron – and far beneath Catching Fire and Philomena. The Christmas Candle, which stars Clash of the Titans’ Hans Matheson and gives singer Susan Boyle her film debut in a small role – the inn-keeper’s wife – is released in the UK on 13 December.
A bit much, I'd say
Just saw a promo for the new season - they have two new housewives and one of them is Joyce from Siberia!! 10 bucks says Vyle will hate her because she is a working actress. ring ring....ring ring.."hello?" "Hi Joyce this is Heather Dubrow, just so you know I turned down Siberia..I have a letter from my agent.."
The new season starts tonight... will it recover after the world's suckiest season finale last year? Will "Neverland" save this show? Will the spin-off survive? Will Henry be found and saved? Will Mr. Gold forever be evil? Does anyone in here still watch or care?
With Sherri, Jenny and Whoopi all rumored to be leaving after this year, who would you like to see on the panel? I think Katie Couric, Tyne Daly, Wanda Sykes, Alicia Silverstone and Debra Wilson would make a good cast.
Anyone else getting these in your yard or garden? They're not exactly transparent, but they mirror and reconfigure the light around them to make themselves seem invisible, like the predator in that movie Predator. I have three or four of them, and I'm beginning to worry that they're planning something.
Wow - they're all pretty disgusting. This is not doing the "Persian" community any favors. And that gay guy needs to kill that moustache. Anybody else watching?
Any tips to share?
Nude pictures of Paul Walker NUDE in some serious gay sex action. See inside for more!
The weatherman, who joined "GMA" in 2006 after 18 years with ABC's New York City affiliate, will take on a new role as a host and managing editor at the Weather Channel.
But is she whiter that Barack?
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!
May the games begin again.
Can't believe what she looks like and sounds like now.
TMZ is reporting.
It must get crusty.
It speaks for itself.
Does anyone know for sure? I can't find anything really conclusive, one way or another. He covers many, many gay-related stories. All I know is this: He is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
You always hear people say: get their IP address! Does that really work? How much info do you get from an IP address? And yes, I am hiding from somebody. (No, I'm not.)
Still in prison. Are they lifers, now? Stay tuned.
what would it say?
Police estimate it was only going 40-45 mph. Although they hit a curve with a posted 15mph limit, a car with that kind of handling capacity should've easily been able to take it at 40. "The Porsche that actor Paul Walker was riding in when he died on Saturday was traveling at approximately 40 to 45 mph when it came to a bend in the road where the speed limit drops to about 15 mph, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told NBC News on Monday. It was in that vicinity where the driver, Roger Rodas, apparently lost control of the vehicle, ending in the fiery solo accident, the source said. Walker, 40, and Rodas, 38, were killed at the scene, police said. Their autopsies were put on hold Monday, as the Los Angeles Medical Examiner's Office waits for dental X-rays for each man to aid in making the official identifications, said Craig Harvey, chief of the coroner's operations bureau."
Oops! She did it again. Britney Jean Spears accidentally insulted gay people. During an interview with Pride Source, the “Work Bitch” singer was asked about her gay fans. “I get inspiration from them on almost all of my songs,” the pop princess said. Awww. That’s sweet. Then she added: “They’re somewhat girls…” Say what? “…so it’s so inspiring to do stuff that they like to hear, like the cool ‘in’ stuff,” she continued. “Whatever I do for each record is definitely inspired by them.” We guess that’s supposed to be a compliment? This is not the first time the hit maker has come under fire for making subtly homophobic remarks. Earlier this year, she likened her gay beauty team to puppies when she referred to them as “adorable and hilarious” during an interview with San Francisco’s 99.7 NOW FM. In all honestly, we don’t think Britney Jean is a homophobe. But she could use a lesson or two in public speaking. To the girl’s credit, she’s not used to speaking off-the-cuff, hence the lip-syncing. When asked about the “adorable and hilarious” comments made earlier this year, Britney told Pride Source: “I would never say anything to be mean to them. I love my gay fans. Gay people are always usually my best friends in the whole world. I completely adore them.” We adore you too, Brit Brit. But, for the record, we’re not girls. Or even somewhat girls.
What is it with these old broads trying to be all slutty again? Belly button ring? Really?
What does this mean?
If there was an award for the less Christmas-y Christmas card in the History of the world, I believe that the 2013 Kardashian Christmas card would take the prize. Shot by elite fashion photographer David Lachapelle, the card is a rather grim and depressing summation of the entertainment world – an industry ruled by a shadowy elite that is turning popular culture into a toxic wasteland populated with vacuous celebs such as the Kardashians. The wide panoramic card is filled with symbolism and references describing everything that the Illuminati entertainment industry is about. The shot takes place in an abandoned movie theater, one that appears to destroyed and vandalized. Here’s the card (click to enlarge). card There’s a lot going on there, so let’s look at it from left to right. First, there's Kim Kardashian posing with a revealing outfit. Her curves are pretty much the only reason why her entire family is famous right now. That is maybe one there's a huge dollar sign next to her. First, there’s Kim Kardashian posing with a revealing outfit. Her curves are main reason why her entire family is famous right now. That is maybe why there’s a huge dollar sign next to her. Behind the Jenner sisters are two Illuminati pyramids, complete with the All-Seeing Eye. Can't say that this card is subtle about who "owns" this entire family. Scaterred around them are dismembered mannequins, a symbol that is often used to represent Mind Control, a practice that is rampant in the Illuminati entertainment industry. Behind the Jenner sisters are two Illuminati pyramids, complete with the All-Seeing Eye. The card can’t be clearer about “owns” this entire family. Scattered around the card are dismembered mannequins, a symbol that is often used to represent Mind Control, a practice that is rampant in the Illuminati entertainment industry. The sister on the left wears a vulva-shaped headdress making her look like some kind of priestess. They stand on a pile of "celeb-worship" magazines, mountain of garbage on which their careers are built on (Kanye depicted as Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stones part of it). Behind the sisters (at the base of the pyramid) is an almost ironic box of Wheaties featuring Bruce Jenner when he was an Olympic athlete. Kylie (left) wears a vulva-shaped headdress making her look like some kind of high priestess. The sisters stand on a pile of “celeb-worship” magazines, the mountain of garbage on which their careers are built on (Kanye depicted as Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stones is part of it). Behind the sisters (at the base of the pyramid) is an almost ironic box of Wheaties featuring Bruce Jenner when he was an Olympic athlete. Khloe Kardashian is posing on the backseat of a car (why?) while Kourtney's son Mason lays on it as if life was sucked out of him. Above them is a baby-Jesus looking cutout with glory around the head. Is that North West? No idea. The matriarch of the family, Kris Jenner looks like some kind of female Pharaohe while Bruce is stuck in a tube, about to run out of air. Between them is the word "cashier", maybe meaning that its all about money transactions. Above both of them is tagged the word "fame", maybe implying that they're ready to do whatever it takes to be famous. Khloe Kardashian poses sitting on the backseat of a car (why?) while Kourtney’s son Mason lays on it, looking as if life was sucked out of him. Above them is a cardboard cutout looking like a baby-Jesus, with a glory around its head. Is that North West? The matriarch of the family, Kris Jenner looks like some kind of female Pharaoh while Bruce is distress, stuck in a tube, about to run out of air. Between them is the word “cashier”, maybe meaning that it is all about money transactions. Above both of them is tagged the word “fame”, implying that they’re ready to do whatever it takes to be famous. Next to Bruce is a disemembered mannequin wearing his Olympic medal. Did Bruce lose his "hero" status
Posey, Pence, Ellsbury among 81 striking deals Associated Press - 5 hrs ago NEW YORK (AP) — NL MVP Buster Posey agreed to an $8 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, teammate Hunter Pence got a $13.8 million deal and Jacoby Ellsbury settled with the Boston Red Sox for $9 million on a busy Friday as players and teams swapped figures in salary arbitration. Eighty-one players reached agreements, leaving just 36 headed toward arbitration hearings next month in Phoenix. San Diego third baseman Chase Headley had the largest request and the biggest spread, asking for $10.3 million while the Padres offered $7,075,000. Boston reliever Craig Breslow had the slimmest gap. He sought $2,375,000 — that was $50,000 more than the Red Sox offered.
From what I've read online, Foxx has a nude scene where his cock and balls are shown. Anyone here seen it yet? Post your reviews!
[quote]Thanks for your support :) Still Tom. Still diving. Going for gold in 2016. What I am or who I date shouldn't matter. #Road2Rio
William Rockefeller's salary,
I've been watching Long Island Medium (sue me)...I was surprised to see the Long Island that is depicted on this show. A giant, Italian Roman Catholics middle class suburb. Very middle class. I thought Long Island was a bit more high end, with the Hamptons and whatnot. Is this what LI is like, by and large?
Not bad for a 70-year old broad! :-)
Flopney is drowning her sorrows in a bag of Cheetos. "P.U." - #72 "Lazy Bitch" - #54 New Flop Album Preorders - #28
I'm sure there will be absolutely NO disagreements!!
We've been renting in LIC for fifteen years now, but my boyfriend's decided we need to buy. He's looking at a couple of places up in Washington Heights. The spaces seem huge for the prices, but I don't know jack about it up there. Anybody familiar? Looking around online it seems like there's been "It's up and coming!" talk for a very long time, but a lot of that chatter seems a few years old - I'm curious what it's like now. We haven't even been up to look around yet.
Just wanted to point that out.
Apparently the "charity" pays hubby so well, she can hire stylists and makeup artists to come to their home to get her and sister-in-laws all gussied-up for the "Charity Water Annual Ball".\ \ Seriously, this woman, her husband and his faux charity make me sick.
I made an appointment with my Dr, but am curious if any of you have experienced this. Lately, when I am drifting off, and right about to fall asleep, I'll get this sensation in my chest that wakes me up. The kind of thing you feel when you're scared. Right before you make a speech, or when you are home alone and hear a strange noise. It's not that extreme falling sensation, it's more a feeling up in my chest. I don't get it, because I am not feeling anxious - I'm tired, and ready for bed. I'm not thinking worrisome thoughts, and am happily snuggled up with my partner and ready to drift off. It's happened on and off over the last few years but has since been getting worse. I'd love to know if anyone else has had to deal with this, and if so - what is it? How did you fix it?
Shit, now I may have to see this piece of shit.
Cooking them in the oven now - 350 F for 35 minutes. $5.99 per pound at Whole Foods. Finally here (every November). These are from California, but the sweetest evah are from Korea and Japan.
Okay, here's the question for us- The media keeps saying that Healthcare.gov is still not working. How many people have signed up, how many have tried, and how many have failed. Is this gonna work?
For those in the inner circle and are willing to snitch, how does bearding work in Hollywood? Do the stars'' agents arrange it with a contract? Does the bigger star get to interview his potential beard? Are they expected to actually live together, albeit in different wings of the house? Is there usually a time clause? Enquiring minds want to know.
Paul Walker and his friend were murdered shortly after they discovered a conspiracy to supply victims of Typhon Haiyan with a prototype permanent birth control drug hidden in medicinal supplies and food aid. They had a damning recording and they were on their way to rendezvous with an ally who would have helped them get in touch with the right people. Turns out they were betrayed and someone rigged their car’s breaks to malfunction after a certain speed. Now that the loose end has been tied up, and the recording destroyed, the people responsible have nothing to fear as this will become another “conspiracy theory” no one will take seriously. “Now here is another thread with a conspiracy on a possible motive here. Apparently, Paul Walker had discovered dirty money in the Philippines disaster relief and that would make sense because he owned a company that specialized in rapid disaster relief. “ Did Walker dig to deep into corruption or was it an Illuminati Death? Then we have the massive damage to the car, the two videos below show the same car Paul Walker was killed in that had also been involved in an ultra high speed crash with fatalities and then the video of the aerial view of Walker’s car after the fatal crash.
What say you?
A tragic accident took the life of Bill Beckwith. The 38-year-old cohost of HGTV's show Curb Appeal was struck by a car and killed while riding his motorcycle in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood, according to local reports. The incident occurred near the corner of Oak and Steiner streets at roughly 8:30 p.m. Monday, police said. He died at San Francisco General Hospital. "The HGTV family is deeply saddened by Bill's tragic death, and we mourn his loss along with his many family and friends who will miss his creativity, adventurous spirit and general love of life," the network said in a statement obtained by E! News. "The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperative with police investigators," police said in a statement. "[Beckwith] was transported to [San Francisco General Hospital] where he died from injuries sustained in the collision. " A Facebook page in Beckwith's memory was created earlier today, and his girlfriend, Yulia Korneeva, wrote on the page, "My love: so kind, so bright, adventurous and strong. You are loved by so many good people! I wish you could stay with us for way longer." A memorial is being organized by family members, and is scheduled to take place on Sunday. Beckwith, a native of Maine and University of Montana graduate, founded his San Francisco company BB Design Build in 2001, which specialized in cabinetry and finish work. He went on to star on Curb Appeal, a half-hour reality show that features makeovers on the exteriors of dated homes.
Come on, someone must know. No Brit is that tan without the spray.
I hadn't framed my college diploma or my graduate school diploma for years; but I recently did because I wanted to preserve them better and also make sure I didn't lose them. But I have no idea where to put them now. It would be stupid to hang them up at home, and I don't have the wall space in my office.
My roommate's telling me that you're supposed to shit at least 1 per day--ideally, twice. Is that true?
Now it places the lotion in the basket.
Lourdes, take note: The camp extravagance of 1981's "Mommie Dearest” has made it a favorite of drag performers and Lifetime Television audiences, but there's one notable person who saw the movie in its entirety only once: Christina Crawford herself. “It wasn’t accurate,” Crawford now says of the biopic, which introduced unintentionally zany lines like “No wire hangers!” into the pop culture lexicon and was based on her controversial 1978 memoir of the same name. “It did not portray the essence of my book, and it changed the point of view. My book is told from the point of view of a young person who is trying to get through trauma, while the movie tells the story from the stance of the movie star who creates that trauma. That’s a very different story.” Crawford, 74, says Hollywood’s misconceptions about the troubled relationship between her and her adoptive mother, Joan Crawford, inspired “Surviving Mommie Dearest.” The production is a new, feature-length documentary and a one-woman multimedia show that the author, actress and activist will present at New York’s St. Luke’s Theatre on Nov. 20-22. The documentary portion pairs rarely-seen home movie footage with present-day commentary in which the younger Crawford not only recounts the abuse she endured at the hands of her legendary actress mother, but also her subsequent personal and professional triumphs. “It’s the story of a relationship between me and my mother, and also my own journey after she died, as the title says, to survive and grow and thrive after a very difficult childhood and young adulthood,” Crawford says. “When people come to see my show, they have this ‘A-ha!’ moment when they realize that a real person had these traumatic experiences, and that changes everything. It’s no longer just a Hollywood fantasy.”
So many of them just vanish utterly when their time is up: Tom Chase, Travis Wade, Eric Hanson, Kevin Williams, Trent Reed, Jake Andrews, Zak Spears, Lane Fuller, Derek Cameron... all of them were big stars fifteen years ago and now you never hear about them. Chase, Andrews, Spears and Cameron all did some work in the last ten years, but I haven't heard of any work they've done for five years or more. Are they all escorts now? Or do they find jobs outside of the sex industry?
Get it, girl!
Oh my god. They are so dishy! I read passages each night. Gossip that's just unbelievable and in many cases, witty. Jerry Hall's bad BO. Patti Smith's bad BO. Bianca Jagger's poor fashion choices. Mick Jagger's loneliness. Fred Hughes' drinking issues. Truman Capote's horrible black bean soup. Sly Stallone's oddly formed body. If you're a pop culture fan - especially 1970s - you MUST read this. Warhol also doesn't come off as dumb as he does in interviews...hes quite perceptive.
How the fuck did this show gain such a cult following? I tried watching an episode on youtube, but I found it unwatchable. It was complete torture, so I stopped it after five minutes. It wasn't funny or poignant, and didn't even work as cheap soap opera parody. The theme song is catchy, but that's about it.
I read about this show in EW a few weeks ago, but just started watching on HBO and Youtube. I like it but don't think that Chris Lilley is as funny as The Kids in the Hall.
Professional bowler Scott Norton publicly announced yesterday that he is gay via a post on the Professional Bowler's Association website. Norton, who was awarded the PBA Rookie of the Year Award, was inspired by the coming out of Phoenix Suns President & CEO Rick Welts earlier this week. Read Norton's personal statement, posted on the PBA website, below: On May 15, Phoenix Suns CEO and President Rick Welts announced publicly that he is gay. That announcement was important to me because he is someone who is actively involved in professional sports and has publicly acknowledged his sexuality. While many athletes wait until they retire to officially come out, the fact that Mr. Welts has the courage to do so while still actively involved with the NBA has encouraged me to also acknowledge that I am a gay athlete. It is extremely important for me to come out to show other gay athletes, both current and future, that it is important to come out to show that we are just like everyone else. Being gay doesn%E2%80%99t define who I am as a person or as a professional athlete. I'm also a professional bowler, lawyer, caring, compassionate, strong, and many other things. It's important to show people that being gay has nothing to do with one's ability to do anything as a man, least of all compete at the highest level of sports. In 2009, after successfully passing my California bar exam, I made a decision to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a professional bowler. I entered and won the PBA Regional Players Invitational, which gave me the opportunity to bowl full-time on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour during the 2010-11 season, and I was fortunate enough to win the Chameleon Championship in Las Vegas for my first PBA Tour title. At the conclusion of my first year on tour, I was selected by my fellow players as PBA Rookie of the Year. It was the culmination of years of hard work and dreams, and made every obstacle I had to overcome worthwhile. I have encountered specific obstacles due to my sexuality, but I really do not wish to cause a great deal of turmoil in the industry or make waves. The issues that were in the past remain in the past but there were serious impediments to my progression to becoming a professional bowler. They only made me stronger and made me the person I am today. Those issues only strengthened my belief that knowledge is vital in our path to acceptance. I will say, however, that my experience on the PBA tour surpassed nearly everything I could hope for in terms of acceptance. The vast majority of bowlers out on tour were accepting and welcoming as were all the staff, which deeply touched me. I know from my own experiences that it was difficult for me personally to acknowledge being gay because of the shame and stigma brought on by society and I was afraid of not being accepted. I know it is more prevalent in the female sporting community to be gay, but I wouldn't necessarily say it makes it easier. It just means there are more people around to share your story with. I don't feel I have that kind of connection with anyone since many people I am around on our tour do not have that perspective. I am very proud and happy with who I am and who I have become as a person, and I would hope that this will empower other gay athletes %E2%80%93 past, present, or future %E2%80%93 to come to terms with the truth about who they are and love themselves for who they are. I appreciate the discretion and care with which the PBA staff has handled my situation. I have tried to conduct myself in a professional manner at all times and try to put forth a good reputation both for my community and for the PBA and sport of bowling. I am currently working with Compete Sports, a gay sports network, as an advisor in developing different forms of media coverage (publishing, radio, and soon tv) which will hopefully bring even more exposure to our sport, as well as increased tolerance and acceptance within the sports community. I hope everyone will continue to see me as the person I am, and nothing more, nothing less. Scott Norton, PBA Rookie of the Year.
The quintessential NYC 80''s film?\ \ St. Marks Place, Danceteria...\ \ And the cast!\ \ Rosanna Arquette (never better)\ \ Madonna (should have stopped after this film)\ \ Aidan Quinn (gorgeous)\ \ Mark Blum (still good looking)\ \ Robert Joy\ \ Laurie Metcalf (pretty much unknown at the time)\ \ Will Patton\ \ Steven Wright (the comedian)\ \\t\ John Turturro (also unknown)\ \\t\ Anne Carlisle (of Liquid Sky fame)\ \ Rockets Redglare\ \ Annie Golden\ \\t\ Richard Edson (was in Stranger Than Paradise and the band KONK)\ \ Ann Magnuson\ \ John Lurie
Take a Valium like a normal person.
In this thread we can dissect those men and post pics of them (both famous and non-famous).
I fill out application after application.\ \ They supposedly want to give dogs a new home, right? Well you can''t prove it by me.\ \ This is the typical scenario:\ \ I get accepted for a particular dog.\ \ And that''s when the fun starts...\ \ "We feed only raw food and insist you do too."\ \ "We are volunteers so even though that puppy has been on our site for a week, it will take a week or two or three to get back to you." And then I never hear back from them. \ \ "The dog''s foster family decided to keep it."\ \ "Yes we have other dogs - you''re approved - just pick one" And then I do and I never hear back from them. \ \ I follow up with a call or an email and still get no response.\ \ Whats with these nutcases? Do they get off on this or what?\ \ I mean - I''ve been approved, but they won''t give me a fucking dog?
Finally, come common sense! (People's SMA, Adam Levine, came in 93rd.)
K: Katharine Hepuburn B: Bette Davis M: Meryl Streep G: Glenn Close J: Jessica Lange C: Cher S: Susan Lucci V: Vanessa Redgrave Who else?
I've always wondered, do people who are ugly realize it? Do they realize the full extent of their ugliness, or do they live in a type of denial, seeing themselves as average? I'm not talking about average, or even plain looking people. I mean ugly.
'Full House' child star Blake McIver reveals he's now a go-go dancer By Margaret Eby / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:20 PM You might remember Blake McIver from his turn as Derek on "Full House" or as Waldo in the 1994 movie "The Little Rascals." But these days, 28-year-old McIver, formerly McIver Ewing, is working as a professional go-go dancer. The buff former child actor told RumorFix that he came out as gay three years ago and began go-go dancing to help with self-esteem issues.
I really don't get it. People are using his image for avatars, forums signatures. Then there's articles like this. Was he really THAT fascinating? I never even heard of him before.
Does it feel like an extention of NYC or a suburb of New Jersey? Is it culturally and racially separate from the rest of PA? Is it another Detroit?
Watched "Garbo Talks" the other night, and now she facinates me. Anyone ever see her on the streets of NYC ? Guess it was quite a prize sighting if you did.
Good for her.
Serious responses only. Thank you.
Has it always been regarded as a slur?
Cate Blanchett Sandra Bullock Mery Streep Amy Adams Judi Dench/Emma Thompson (there will either be six nominees or five and Thompson is left out)
Why am I not surprised?
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Women, and even many men, buying a $1500 Canon or Nikon (which they've been convinced by a Costco sales clerk is "professional"), throwing up a cheesy website and keeping the dial set at 'Auto' for their "shoots" and suddenly becoming photographers. This shit needs to stop. As a photographer myself who has attended school to learn more about the craft and really tried to learn the history and the art of it, this trend bugs the shit out of me. I don't make my full time living from photography so I'm not jealous, it just seeing these people trying to convince others to pay fees of $1,000 or more for "professional" photography when all they're getting is some bored housewife with a cheap SLR and maybe an AlienBee and filter, pretending to be a pro.
CNN won’t concede the so-called knockout game might be a fake, despite widespread doubt from news sources and New York Police Commisioner Ray Kelly. Instead, it aired an interview Tuesday that perpetuated the racist media narrative of the game, where CNN guest Rabbi Gary Moskowitz, a black-belt rabbi, instructed Jewish people how to defend themselves from perpetrators he compared to animals. “The issue is … they’re not just attacking Jews theologically. What they’re doing is, they’re attacking weaker people. It’s very much like the animal kingdom,” he said. “They’re attacking weaker people. So they attack elderly women, they attack children. And Jewish people, unfortunately, especially in the Orthodox community are considered weak.” As if to emphasize the racist characterization, CNN aired video of a black man attacking a white victim on a loop. The Atlantic Wire’s Philip Bump notes that the segment included a demonstration with CNN anchor Don Lemon throwing a fake punch at Moskowitz. Watch it. Media panic over the “knockout game” has elevated a few isolated events to a fake widespread, growing phenomenon. But fringe conservative sites, and now networks like CNN, have latched onto portraying young black men as violent.
Continued... come here to make fun of RPatz and KStew and their stans!
Ever do one? What was he like?
In that commercial about how Blythe used to like the expression "Break a Leg" but now hates it because of her brittle bones, what is that one-woman show she's doing? She just goes out on stage in a white suit and starts talking. What does she have to talk for 90 minutes? People pay money to see her in a one-woman show?
How many does that make for Kim Fields?
We had several celebrities finally come out in 2012. What are your predictions as to who will come out during 2013?
Nowadays, what is he? A-List? B-List?
My sister is desperate for a job. A friend of hers told her about an ad from a Russian newspaper for an English speaking person to work the phone, from her home, for an escort agency. Her job would be overnight hours and it would be to set up the "dates" between those who want to hire and those who do the dates. She would have no physical contact with the customers or the girls, at least I guess it's girls. Is this legal in NYC? My sister would be doing nothing sexual, just taking addresses and phone numbers and maybe credit card numbers and such. The man she spoke with who would be hiring her said he would supply her with a phone. She can't find anything else and has been looking since she lost her job last July. I've been out of work myself and can't help her financially or I would. Neither of us have a problem with her doing this kind of work, as long as it's legal. So please, if you know, is it?
On Lady Gaga's ABC special. It must have been seen to be believed.
I'm a 7.
Wow! It seems to have come out of nowhere, and has stole the thunder from "12 Years A Slave" and "Gravity".
What do we think they were talking about? Did Liza get Bette to try some blow in her old age?
There must be some men out there who found the scenario so titillating that they fapped to it, right?
Anyone else seen it? I hadn't read the book but thought the film was excellent. Like a less tragic "Ordinary People". Ezra Miller was amazing. There were a few characters that I wish had been explored further but it was refreshing to see a film about teens that isn't as ridiculously condescending or obvious as some trash out there.
Italy, which refuses to recognize same-sex marriage, is now a beneficiary of that policy: It is now the sole country whose citizens are allowed to adopt Russian children.
I haven't seen a thread for this movie--forgive me if I've overlooked one. I read the novel when it came out and remember liking it very much, but I had forgotten most of it by the time the movie came out. I generally liked the movie, which I saw yesterday, with some reservations. Ezra Miller and Emma Watson were just right, the crazy, welcoming older kids who befriend Charlie. I loved Paul Rudd and Joan Cusack as two adults (English teacher and doctor) who are genuinely interested in helping Charlie. I loved that his sister and brother were so cool. I think the biggest problem with the movie was Logan Lerman. I've enjoyed him onscreen in several roles, including Jack and Bobby and Percy Jackson. But he's just miscast in this role. Charlie is damaged goods, lacking in confidence. A wallflower. But Logan Lerman oozes self-confidence, no matter the role. He looks the part of a popular kid, not an outcast. And I read in an interview that's exactly what he was growing up, that he never had any experience being bullied. (At times his wallflowerlessness is good for us. He had no problem stripping to tiny gold underwear to play Rocky in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, for example.) I think back to Timothy Hutton in Ordinary People. He was perfect as the damaged kid. And, while I remember his as coming across as mature, he and Logan were the same age when they made their films. Another problem I had was that the letter-writing device that frames the novel is only referenced briefly in the film (twice, I think). I wish that had been played up more. Thoughts?
The breakout star of The Braxton Family has a hilarious knack for making up songs on the spot. This one (with Toni on keys) is about their sister Trina's cheating husband Gabe, and how he must have a "Ding-a-ling of Gold" for Trina to go back to him.
He's short and scrawny, has beady eyes and a ferret face, sports an unattractive five-o'clock shadow and greasy hair, and is not a compelling musician or performer either. Let the truth flow over us. It is healing. It will bring Datalounge together.
"Her comeback this year has been nice, and her song "Body Party" is 1 of the biggest gay hits of the year."
One shot shows the car with trees the next with no trees. At the scene. Does anyone else see this?
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I would highly recommend this documentary (it's on Netflix streaming). It really portrays the financial services industry for what it is: a bunch of crooks - no holds barred.
It began tonight here in the UK, and it was MARVELLOUS, the show is back on track. (I record it and begin watching, gin & tonic in hand, half an hour later, so I can zap through the commerical breaks, not watching those in real time). I think Dan Stevens has made a big mistake in leaving. What has he done of note since? - ok, a stint on Broadway in another costume drama (The Heiress) and a period piece movie (Summer in February) that caused not a ripple of interest (I wouldn't even want to see it on tv) and I don't suppose even Downton fanatics bothered with. Now the stories have been re-structured without him and its going to be ok. Looking forward to the jazz age episodes and Dame Kiri as Nellie Melba. It is of course a total fantasy about how masters and servants behaved back then, but its ideal viewing for these autumn sunday evenings. I understand you won't get it in America until new year, so not giving anything else away.
I have redacted the names. And yes, she is a Millenial. "Today starts my birthday month and as many of you know, it is challenging for me to receive from people. "My facebook friend (I met him in San Francisco during ..., ****** does what's called Pamper ******* Month as a practice of receiving so that he in return can give as much as he does... "With the inspiration I have received from ****** work, and as a way to help me to disintegrate my challenges with isolation, I am going to open up this month as a Pamper ******* Month. This gives me the opportunity to accept love and kindness, and allows all of you to practice showing love to someone you care about. What I want for my birthday is to feel an open and loving connection with each of you by receiving gestures of love and pampering. Ways in which you could share your love with me are: If you are in a city I will be traveling to: picnic/lunch/dinner date, massages, hugs, go to the movies, take me shopping, provide transportation of any sort, provide a place to stay while I'm in your town, throw me a party with your friends, throw a Mary Kay party at your house and with your friends (This would be entertaining to you too), money, anything on the out of town list below. If you are not in a city I will be traveling to: gift certificates of any kind (Lowe's, national grocery stores, online shopping, Groupon, etc); airline miles; hotel points; money; transport me to your city (then any above are available. This would be unique because some listed above might have to be included in order for this to be possible) and return me to where I need to be; a car; kind words; encouraging letters; any business assistance/advice; advice of any kind; anything else you can think of that is from the heart; and allows me to feel the love you have for me. I look forward to all the great loving pampering this month and to practice receiving so that I may give more. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know. As ******* says. "After all, the more pampering crammed into my life, the more pampering I can share onward! It all just works out so well." Send me a message if you'd like to participate. If you want to send money or gift cards, you can send it to: Paypal/gift cards: **************** If you want to actually send me something, contact me and we'll figure out what city is the best for you to send it to and I'll get an address for you. I love you all and look forward to receiving gestures of your love this month. ♥
They've bled us white, the bastards. They've taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers' fathers. [quote]Stan: And from our fathers' fathers' fathers. Reg: Yes. [quote]Stan:And from our fathers' fathers' fathers' fathers. Reg: All right, Stan. Don't labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return? WELL?
Is this a PR stunt? I thought sets were closed to the media.
PBS ran a preview for Season #04, hosted by Susan Sarandon, and which is scheduled to premiere in the United States on Sunday, January 5, 2014. Will [italic]Downton Abbey[/italic] hold up? American audiences seem to have a hard time losing major characters, one of whom was a series lead.
Joel or Mike? Tom Servo or Crow? Jell-O or pudding?
If a person desires, it is possible to leave behind a homosexual lifestyle. I know this is true because I’ve seen it come true in the lives of many of my friends. Thousands have been helped, loved, and supported by websites such as Exodus [International] and the many ministries they recommend. -Lisa Whelchel
I thinkj Datalounge could use an editing tool. I hate making mstakes. Will we be getting one?
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Alice Walton, the billionaire daughter of Wal-Mart Stores founder Sam Walton, has had a 2011 arrest for suspected drunken driving cleared from her record, after prosecutors declined to press formal charges in the case. The arrest was expunged from Walton’s record during a hearing Monday in Parker County. Assistant Prosecutor Fred Barker told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in October that he expected Walton’s request to be granted and that case records would be destroyed. He declined to discuss the matter Monday. “It’s a criminal offense to discuss any information related to an expunction. As such, we have no information to provide,” Barker said. Walton, 64, was arrested on Oct. 7, 2011, on Interstate 20 at Farm Road 51. In September, officials said they would not file formal charges against Walton because the state highway trooper who arrested her has been suspended from his job. Walton, who lives on a ranch near Millsap, has a net worth of $33.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine, making her the eighth-wealthiest American. Tom Vinger, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the trooper who arrested Walton was suspended in March for alleged misconduct and hadn’t returned to duty, and was thus unavailable to testify in Walton’s case. Mac Smith, the Texas attorney who represented Walton, didn’t immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment left Tuesday by The Associated Press. In documents seeking to clear Walton’s record, Smith noted that the arrest was for an alleged misdemeanor. “No information or indictment was ever filed by the state and the statute of limitations for this offense expired on Oct. 7, 2013,” Smith wrote. Walton was convicted in 1998 of drunken driving in Springdale, Ark., after a single-vehicle accident. In 1989, her vehicle struck and killed a woman who was walking in traffic on Arkansas 265 in the state’s northwest. Walton was not cited and police said she wasn’t at fault in the accident.
I ordered it from Time-Life and it came last week. Great to revisit. Brian Wimmer (Boonie) always seemed a little gay. Season One is a bit light on the war and heavy on ploys like USO auditions (oh, Chloe Webb!)and Cherry looking for her brother. Season Two ramps up the darkness and makes it a better show. Marg Helgenberger was never a gorgeous beauty, she had a hard look (did she on "Ryan's Hope" as well?) but she looks better on "Beach" before the surgery. And Tim Ryan who palyed Natch (McMurphy's squeeze in Season One) was hot but he's vanished.
Nan Woods, not invited to the reunion
What's the worst crime you got away with and the worst crime where you got caught? I'll go first: Got away with - possible unemployment benefits fraud Got caught - speeding
Are we going to give Cristiano Ronaldo the "metro" pass because he is foreign or are these pictures of him with pink short shorts and freshly snatched wax legs in Miami gay? Do straight men wax their legs?
A thread in which we discuss celebrities - rumored to be gay or not - who have nevertheless remained single well past the age when most marry.\ \ Perfect example - the almost 37 year-old Leonardo DiCaprio.
Wonder Woman is back! Makes the Kaley episode even more inexplicable. It's a prospect that will upset many women, and probably a few men, but is Hollywood actor Henry Cavill getting back together with his ex-girlfriend? The handsome Man of Steel star was seen dining with Gina Carano in Rome, Italy, earlier this week. The 30 year-old performer, who is currently filming The Man From U.N.C.L.E. with director Guy Ritchie in the ancient city, took a break from his hectic schedule to spend an evening with the brunette. Wearing a white linen shirt with indigo blue jeans and brown brogues, he looked the epitome of smart/casual. Meanwhile, Gina wore a semi-sheer green jumper over a black bra top and leather-effect leggings. Keeping it casual, she scraped her hair back into a ponytail and appeared to wear little make-up. Seated outside a romantic restaurant, where they shared a bottle of red wine, the pair looked relaxed and happy as they toasted each others' company. In fact, they looked every inch the couple as they exchanged warm, familiar banter, which frequently resulted in laughter. Hours later they were seen leaving the venue together. Aside from a brief fling with Kaley Cuoco, Cavill has remained one of Hollywood's most eligible men since he and Carano separated.
Cher Mariska Sting
Found some DVD sets at my library and checked them out. These shows are fake, annoying and never, ever, come to any conclusion. But we are treated to a lot of whispering (why are you whispering?) and quick cuts and sped up footage of clouds. And Zak Bagan may have a nice body but his hair is laughable.
Seriously, what is going on with the DL admin people?
I was a teenager in the early 90s. If you were a teen then too, let's list some memories that make us feel old. When I was a teenager... *Cell phones were still pretty new and called "Car phones." You used them for emergencies and shut them off when done. *I'd call my mom for a ride from school using a pay phone (which cost 10 cents). *There was no Facebook or Twitter or email. I did not spend any time on the Internet -- it cost 2.99 per minute and tied up the phone line. If an incoming call came in, I'd be knocked off. *To record a favorite show, I'd use a VHS tape. Laser discs were the high-tech thing, and Tivo was not around. *Mixed tapes (not even CDs!) were a romantic gift. Sometimes I'd tape my favorite songs off the radio. Man I feel old.
I'm a bartender and last week some guy asked me to make him a Rusty Trombone. I told him I didn't know what it was. He asked, "You never had a Rusty Trombone?!" And then he laughed and ordered something else. Let's invent a Rusty Trombone alcoholic drink together. What should be in it?
Jake The Bartender
Who do you like more? Vote below and then discuss.
It's not Sidney Crosby. I'm thinking Toews. What do you think of the ass?
Dustin Lance Black doesn't seem too popular on DL tonight, so who would you pick for Tom?
One Direction have already conquered the music world -- now one of the fab five is set to take the football world by storm. Louis Tomlinson has signed a deal with English second division club Doncaster Rovers in one of the most bizarre deals for some time. Tomlinson, who stars alongside Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Pain, is part of biggest and most successful boy band on the planet. One Direction have broken record after record during their rise from losing in Britain's X-Factor competition in 2010 to becoming as big as the Beatles stateside. Managed by music mogul Simon Cowell, One Direction have had 61 album and single number one's world wide with their last album "Take Me Home" reaching top spot in 37 different countries. They are the only UK band to have had their first two albums reach No.1 in the U.S. and have over 18.5 million Facebook fans and 71 million combined followers on Twitter. Tomlinson, 21 was born in Doncaster and has signed a deal which means he could feature for the team at any point this season. He hopes his appearance for Rovers will help raise money for local charity Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. "This has always been a childhood dream for me," he told the club's official website. "I feel very honored to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it's all about." While Tomlinson is used to having thousands upon thousands of screaming "Directioners" cheering at him on stage, he'll be performing in far more modest surroundings at the 15,000 seater Keepmoat Stadium. As a child, Tomlinson used to attend games both as a fan and as a ball boy but his heavy work schedule means he will face a real challenge to be available for a cameo appearance. He will miss Doncaster's first game of the season against Blackpool on Saturday with One Direction set to perform in Las Vegas before the group move onto California. Tomlinson will then be touring Australia and New Zealand in September and October with the band appearing in Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne before moving onto Christchurch and Auckland. But that has not deterred Rovers, with the club fully aware of Tomlinson's ability to lure in new fans. "Louis has always been passionate about football and wanted to realize a dream of signing to his home town club where he once worked on match days," said a statement on the club's official website. "After discussions between Louis, Paul Dickov and media manager Steve Uttley, it was decided that the club could sign him and issue him with a squad number for the 2013/2014 season. "As part of the signing it is hoped that Louis will be able to appear in Rovers colors at some point this season in aid of Bluebell Wood and train with the lads. "Chairman John Ryan and the manager Paul Dickov have given Louis the number 28 shirt for this season to help him raise money for Bluebell Wood."
Do you heat them? There doesn't seem to be a way to open them without smashing them with a hammer or something. Also, are you supposed to eat them anyway? Maybe they're supposed to be left for the squirrels and chipmunks.
We need this in order to generate some great ideas for those overlooked holidays, like Arbor Day, Flag Day, etc.
Name an actor on a popular or acclaimed TV series whom you think was guilty of really bad acting. \ \ I''d offer David Schwimmer on "Friends." Not so much a performance as a collection of tics, hangdog expressions and occasional bursts of mania ("WE WERE ON A BREAAAAAAAK!"). It was never a good performance but it grew increasingly wretched in the last season or two of the show, where the Ross character increasingly seemed like a borderline psychopath.
Starring Miss Swann (Alex Borstein)... Set in a geriatric extended care wing of a down-at-the-heels hospital, Getting On follows put-upon nurses, anxious doctors and administrators as they struggle with the darkly comic, brutally honest and quietly compassionate realities of caring for the elderly. Anyone watch? Thoughts? It's yet another American version of a BBC show.
3 December 2013 The grandparents of Olympic diver Tom Daley have expressed their surprise at their grandson's revelation he is in a relationship with a man - but have vowed to support him. The 19-year-old announced the news that he is in a ‘serious’ relationship with a man and ‘couldn’t be happier' in a five-minute message on YouTube yesterday. His grandparents, whom he told 24 hours before he went public, said the news came ‘out of the blue’ and they feared he was ‘too young to be making this sort of decision’ but vowed to support him. David and Rosemary Daley – whose son Robert, Daley’s father, died in 2011 from brain cancer at the age of 40 – also admitted they were a little ‘confused’ by the news. Mrs Daley, 65, of Plymstock, Devon, said: ‘We only found out at 5pm on Sunday when he came to see us. We are confused because he’s always had girlfriends. 'We asked him if he was absolutely sure. He’s our first grandson from our son who died. 'We have always been supportive of him and we always will. We’re not old-fashioned, in fact we’re quite liberal. But I do think he’s too young to be making this sort of decision. ‘But we hugged him, we thanked him for coming to see us, and we’ll be seeing him over Christmas. We’ll always be here for Tom.’ Mr Daley, 66, a former company director, added: ‘We’ve always been loyal supporters of Tom and there’s no reason that that will change.’
I knew it was coming but didn't know how or why, and then to see Chrissie, Sam and Zoe all together in a bar... with Pauline's doggie doorstop... Well, in a word, wow! And say goodbye to Andy Hunter, too...! Any other EastEnders fans care to weigh in?
Detroit is finally officially bankrupt, a federal bankruptcy judge certified on Tuesday. "It is indeed a momentous day," U.S. bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes said at the end of a 90-minute summary of his ruling, USA Today reported. "We have here a judicial finding that this once-proud city cannot pay its debts. At the same time, it has an opportunity for a fresh start. I hope that everybody associated with the city will recognize that opportunity." Rhodes surprised some observers by saying he would support the city in shaving pension expenses, a key bone of contention. The ruling on pensions has significant implications for others cities elsewhere. In California, for example, cities such as San Bernardino could seize the precedent, the Sacramento Bee suggested.
Yeah, everyone knows "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen in one version or another. It's a great song even if it is over-done. Today, I discovered another really GREAT Leonard Cohen song, "Dance Me To The End Of Love"...holy fuck is it terrific! It is the kind of song I wish someone would sing to me... How many of you already knew the song? And what else am I missing, either by Cohen or someone similar?
Sid Caesar Nanette Fabray Ann Blyth Others?
He calls protesters of Russia' anti-gay laws "Idiots."
I've only been at this job for a little bit over a month, but this morning I woke up feeling like shit (fever, chills, aches, headache, stuffy nose, etc) so I called in sick and my boss told me I shouldn't come in because she didn't want me to spread it (I work not in a hospital environment but in a research building attached to a hospital). I feel bad calling in sick when I've barely just begun working there, but I am actually sick and I probably will infect my co-workers if I go in. Should I go in tomorrow or call in and ask my boss what she thinks? I'm still running a fever and extraordinarily tired, just generally feeling like shit and I don't see myself being better by morning. It's not a job where I'll be fired for being sick, but I just don't want to make a poor impression...
My systers in solidarity, My very soul misses our magical time on The Land, but I feel your spirits with me at Christmas. I wish all of you a gentle landing as you cope with the forces that would derail your power and beauty during these holidays. May all your Christmases be white....and all your holiday nutloafs be gluten-free!
I''m sure he''s including Mark Kirk (whom he outed recently) in that bunch. Who are the others?%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ Graham?%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ Kohl? %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ Mikulski?
Yesterday I attended the final performance of a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet named Yvonne Borree. It was a lovely performance and at the end there were tears, hugs, flowers and confetti. \ \ She is maybe in her late thirties, and still is of course is in fabulous shape, but I began to wonder, what do ballet dancers do when they retire? Inher case I read that she is going to teach at their ballet school, but there can only be so many teaching positions. \ \ From "star" dancers on down to corps members, what do they do with the rest of their lives? How do they start a NEW career in their thirties?
Fox News is making the Republicans’ House hearing case for them by helping the GOP make the case for impeachment. The House is holding a hearing today (one of four ObamaCare hearings on your tax dollars) on “Presidential power”, alleging that President Obama disregarded the constitution when he tweaked the timing of the implementation of the individual mandate. This precedes impeachment, and that’s why they’re holding this hearing. Megyn Kelly did what Fox does best; she “raised the question” of whether or not Obama has violated his duty. Has the President substituted his judgment over the Congress’ judgment? Watch the December 2 edition of Fox News’ The Kelly File here via Media Matters First “Judge” Andrew Napolitano claimed Obama had let a large group of people off and refused to prosecute them for some kind of quid pro quo, but Megyn Kelly quickly steered him back to the Talking Point of the Day – Healthcare.gov, aka, ObamaScare. Stay on point, Andrew! Kelly reminded Napolitano that they are both lawyers so they know how things work. I beg to differ. I know plenty of ignorant lawyers. Knowing enough about the law to pass the bar says almost nil about understanding government, unless you are a constitutional lawyer (like the President). Or you’ve worked on government (like the President). Working on Fox “News” is a good indicator that you may have difficulty understanding logic and processing facts, or you have sold out so completely that your take on the “law” is pretty worthless. But I digress. Back to impeachments. So Andrew, who also thought the President should be impeached over the sequester pending cuts imposed by Republicans, championed by Republicans and crowed about by Republicans on Andrew’s very own network, announced that the President violated the constitution when he decided to give “exceptions/exemptions” from the obligation of the law to some groups and not to others. Kelly played fair cop with Napolitano. “That’s an administrative decision,” she barked. I might remind everyone here that Republicans in Congress make many such decisions – like how oil companies get subsidies but groups of poor people should not, or even other energy groups do not. Fox wants to indict on ideology, apparently. Kelly pretend-pushed him that the executive has the power to make these decisions, so that he could be set up to explain Why It’s Different This Time (aka, ‘cuz Obama did it). This is the Outrage When the Black Man Uses His Authority segment of the program, when the two very white people smirk disdainfully over the “power grab” (assertion of proper authority) of the black person. It’s all very Southern Strategy on Fox. So now we find out what Kelly is going for (aka, what the GOP leadership sent her re their hearing today). Delaying the individual mandate! Sure, “timing” used to fall under the purview of the executive branch, but not anymore, they tell us. The President may not change the date of implementation of a part of a law according to Napolitano. In reality, the President controls policy implementation. That’s his role in the process. By delaying the individual mandate, Obama is simply changing an implementation date, not rewriting the law. And now we come to the landing that sets up the Republican Congressional hearing today. “What’s the remedy, you say impeachment, but can you go into court and challenge him? Can you try to impeach him, how would that happen?” Kelly wonders. Sadly, Napolitano doesn’t think Obama will be impeached because of the experience “we had the last time when Bill Clinton’s eye was off the ball.” Yes. Never mind Iraq, WMD, Katrina, etc. Never mind Nixon. A breach of executive power is best exemplified in Foxland by the delaying of an implementation of a law these people don’t agree with. But Kelly is very sad because impeaching Clinton backfired against the poor Republicans and then Napolitano reminded everyone that if Clinton hadn’t been impeached he wouldn’t have ignored Osama bin Laden, even though he admits that bin Laden attacked “in the early days of the Bush administration”. These are the same people who will whine if you blame Bush correctly for the economic mess the country is in. In their minds, Clinton caused 911 because he should have left office when he was impeached. Try not to get lost in the crazy. Here’s the point of the hearings today, and this is important because it clues us into where they are going. Judge Napolitano tells us that the Republicans may enact a resolution, “Will it lead to impeachment? I don’t know, but it will further diminish and destroy the trust he (Obama) once had with the American people.” That resolution is what could lead to impeachment. Fox is trying to help the Republicans whip up a public fury to call for impeachment. This call for impeachment will be as good as an impeachment for them, because it will allow Republicans to use the soundbites and run against Obama in 2014 instead of having to come up with an actual platform. How does Napolitano know ahead of time, since this was taped yesterday, that Obama will be found guilty in these GOP-led House hearings? Oh, I kid. No one thinks that Republicans are looking for facts.
Come on, no bullshit. Don''t say eat this or that diet or eat several times a day, etc. I don''t care about that.%0D\ %0D\ I mean when you have already eaten, you aren''t stuffed, but you KNOW you don''t need more food, yet keep thinking about it anyway. What do you do for willpower?%0D\ %0D\ FWIW I do eat a healthy diet and have lost some pounds. I work out moderately and realize this adds to my hunger at some level. I just don''t NEED food, I just want it.
Don''t call me pudgy portly or stout cause I tell you once again who''s fat
Anyone see the premiere? I thought it was nicely produced but don't see how they can make an entire series out of it.
The entire front page of DL right now is filled with threads about Meryl's pretend feud with Glenn Close, Meryl's children, single initials by which we might call Meryl and Glenn and other female stars... I just don't get the hysterical obsession, or why others indulge him in it.
December 2, 2013 Meet Manuel Rico: He’s 24 and lives in Concepción, Chile. Originally he’s from Spain. He’s also finishing his practice as OB-GYN… According to the local press women are standing in line to be checked by Rico. He also happens to be the 2010 Spanish Beauty King. However, he does not want to focus on his past but rather continue his practice as a doctor. Would you not stand in line for him?
This is funny, but I honestly don't get why people feel the need to tweet stuff like this. Last week I saw one where some guy live tweeted about a couple breaking up on a roof in Brooklyn.
What do we think?
Hello, fellow DLers! Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by for a cup of hot cocoa!
I bought this book and am glad I did. This author knew James Dean and all the rest. Francot Tone was into being s***t on. I'm in hurry. Just wanted to mention it before I forget
Is anyone still watching? Tonight's episode profiled an alpha female (who's ex- husband and father of their only child shows up to weed out , give approval or whatever to her future bff) So she ends up picking out this guy whp is so obviously gay, that I wonder if this dude is actually the ex-husbands current partner. Anyone else watch?
And when it is played, it makes the most beautiful contribution that nobody else can make because each human being is unique creation of the divine. These notes can only be played in love, something every person is capable of. It is sad when you decide not to play that note...to remain stagnant in your fears and pettiness. Because in the end, the money, the things, the status, the fame, the power...none of that matters, not one bit. No one regrets not spending enough time at work. No one regrets not having enough stuff/money/clothes,etc.. No one regrets not having enough sex without love. But they sure do regret not loving enough, not helping enough, not giving enough, etc.
(CNN) -- The engineer who was involved in Sunday's New York train derailment apparently "was nodding off and caught himself too late" before the accident that killed four people and injured 67 others, a union representative who has been meeting with the man told CNN on Tuesday. Anthony Bottalico, the union representative, said engineer William Rockefeller Jr. recognizes his responsibility in the incident. "I think most people are leaning towards human error," Bottalico said. Rockefeller's lawyer, Jeffrey Chartier, characterized what happened as "highway hypnosis." He said his client had had a full night's sleep before the crash, and that Rockefeller had no disciplinary record. In a brief conversation with investigators, Rockefeller said that moments before the derailment of the Hudson Line train in the Bronx he was "going along and I'm in a daze. I don't know what happened," according to a law enforcement official familiar with that conversation. Asked by investigators what he was thinking when he said he was dazed, the engineer said he couldn't say. Rockefeller spoke to Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York Police detectives at the crash site before he was taken to the hospital Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener told a news conference that Rockefeller would have had a chance to get the necessary sleep prior to his 5 a.m. shift the day of Sunday's accident, echoing comment from Rockefeller's lawyer. According to NTSB representatives, results from alcohol breath tests for the train engineer were negative, and both the brake and signal systems in the deadly Metro-North accident appeared to be working. Other toxicology results have not yet come back. Fatigue is a factor being investigated, according to a separate New York law enforcement source. But Rockefeller also told investigators on site that the brakes had failed, as CNN reported previously. Officials noted the train had been able to stop nine times at stations ahead of the crash. Weener told reporters that the train was equipped with a "dead man's pedal," designed to stop the train if the engineer becomes incapacitated. But it was unclear whether that emergency system was activated. "We don't know what that sequence was at this point," Weener said. "It's too early to comment on that. But yes, there was a dead man's pedal." Additional safety system urged for years Railroad safety officials have long pushed for a system known as positive train control technology, which combines GPS, wireless radio and computers to monitor trains and stop them from colliding or derailing. But the railroad industry has opposed the technology because of the high cost. Steven Harrod, a University of Dayton professor and expert on railway operations, said the transportation safety board has urged railroads to install PTC in some form since 1970. In 2008, Congress ordered rail lines to adopt the technology by December 2015. "PTC would have sounded an alarm as soon as the train exceeded the speed limit," said Harrod. "Technology will help. PTC will help. But there will be some other thing in the future, other ways that somebody will find to defeat the system or screw up." On Tuesday, Weener said it's possible that PTC could have prevented a derailment involving a high-speed train such as the Metro-North accident. "What I can say is that for more than 20 years the NTSB has recommended the implementation of PTC technology," Weener said. "These systems provide a safety redundancy by slowing or stopping the train that isn't being operated in accordance to signals, speed limits or other operating rules. PTC is proven technology that can prevent train-to-train collisions, over speed derailments and incursions into work zones." Salvatore Arena, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the agency began work to install PTC on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2009, budgeting nearly $600 million for PTC installation, including $428 million last month for a system integrator.
WTF is THAT?
Bette's daughter Glenn's daugthter Gwyneth's brother Ms Lupone's son M's son (the homely daughters are every where yet the boy is quiet) others?
According to Forbes Magazine, Sofia Vergara takes this year’s slot as the highest–paid actor on television, male and female. Forbes estimates that Vergara, 41, brought in $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013. Her salary of about $175,000 per episode of the hit show "Modern Family" certainly contributes to her title, but it is her numerous brand endorsements that carry her to the top of the list. The Emmy–nominated actress serves as spokesperson for Diet Coke, Cover Girl, Comcast, State Farm Insurance, and a thyroid medication called Synthroid.
fillin' yer hole!
A friend called her exquisite and beautiful. I think she epitomizes plainness. GG's hair is her salvation. Whom do you agree with?
In one year, more than 200 children were abused while under the state of Massachusetts' care, according to a new report. The Boston Herald reports: State officials found evidence supporting 249 allegations of physical and sexual abuse and poor care involving youngsters in state-watched settings last year, according to the Office of the Child Advocate’s 2013 report, a copy of which was obtained by the Herald. Thirty percent of those cases were in foster homes, 29 percent in treatment programs, 19 percent in day cares, 18 percent from schools and 4 percent from “others.” The Associated Press reports that a Department of Children and Families spokeswoman said "the state works hard to protect all children." The Herald's report comes just as officials in Arizona grapple with their own child abuse scandal. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is under heavy criticism after it was revealed the state's Child Protective Services department failed to investigate more than 6,000 abuse reports. The American Humane Association has more information on child abuse and how to report it.
Hey guys, I'm 23 and I'm struggling with how to feel about this situation. I have a friend whom I've known for about a year. We are not romantically involved in any way - I know him through another friend. I've hung out with him at parties, and he's a really nice guy. I find out that a month ago, he got drunk at a party and drove his car on the wrong side of the freeway at 4am, hit a taxi head-on and killed a passenger, and injured two others. He himself had just minor injuries. I'm not sure how to feel about this. I think what he did was completely repulsive and horrendous. That person is dead. But do I support him as a friend? Is what he did unforgivable? How do I support somebody who did something so heinous? Especially when it's at odds with my impressions of him - he is genuinely a nice guy, but he made a terrible decision and has to live with the consequences. Also just fyi, he is extremely successful, he's young around 24, and went to Harvard, Oxford, and was in business school. Have any of you experienced something similar? I feel like I should be supporting him as a friend, but I don't know how when I am so disgusted by what he did. What would you guys do? Thanks in advance.
I had one that worked really well. I used to edit video clips in HD, edit them together, etc. Suddenly it became to much for my laptop to handle (videos would become choppy). The fan would go into overdrive. Yes, I cleaned the vents and wiped the hard drive clean. It didn't help any. So what size and specs should I get in a laptop? I'm not looking to purchase anything major, but I'd like to get something that'll work. TIA.
"Yes, women have more freedom and more influence than ever, but it's hardly equal. It's just not," "It's really (expletive) crazy. I'm sorry I'm cursing. But it's wild that women are underrepresented (in Hollywood). I have real anxiety about directing, and that's something to question and challenge and correct." She's grateful, however, for the industry's emerging strong sisterhood. "I am a feminist. And I'm so glad that (Girls creator and star) Lena Dunham exists, because she is one, too, and she's quite vocal about it."
A Trader Joe's store just opened here in Austin. Is this a cool place to work?
You might have heard that irksome term "reverse racism" -- the idea that racism can be directed at majority groups by people in minorities. The concept seems inherently problematic, but sometimes it's hard to put your finger on exactly why. Well, Australian-based standup comedian, Aamer Rahman, can explain exactly why. In just a few minutes he covers issues like colonization, imperialism, slavery, inequality, privilege, war, cultural superiority and internalized racism. Now, if we could just go back in time, make the minority group the dominant group, and change history -- That would be reverse racism. BINGO. Rahman is currently touring with comedian, Nazeen Hussain, in a show called Fear of a Brown Planet. Through comedy, they work to bring race issues to the attention of audiences. So, next time you are having an argument with someone about why reverse racism doesn't really work, pull up this video and press play.
He had no-one and came to us for support. There is some kind of kindness on DL after all. It's so nice to see. I love Robin. Please help him. (I'm just some Aussie guy where everything is free.)
While Larry Klayman believes that “violent revolution” against President Obama “looms on the horizon,” Erik Rush is now openly calling for people to remove Obama from office “by any means necessary.” He says that people no longer need to obey the law because Obama administration “criminals have proven that they are not dissuaded by trifles like legality.” “[A]ll I can say is that America has suffered casualties due to internal conflict before,” Rush writes today in a blog post titled, “It is Time… to Revolt Against a Tyrant,” in which he argues that “Obama and his cabal, and in all likelihood a substantial segment of Congress must go. We must also extricate the radicals and Islamists whom Obama has so kindly insinuated into high places in our government.” Rush, a regular guest on Fox News, recently said that the president should face execution over his supposed plot to nuke America and argued that anyone who criticized Rush should be put in jail. This administration, much of the Congress, and the creatures who support the same in blissful, belligerent ignorance must be neutralized if this nation is to survive in any semblance of its intended form. And it must be done by any means necessary, because such criminals have proven that they are not dissuaded by trifles like legality. The law, in our President’s estimation, is what he says it is. This has been proven time and again. So Obama and his cabal, and in all likelihood a substantial segment of Congress must go. We must also extricate the radicals and Islamists whom Obama has so kindly insinuated into high places in our government. And the culture of our government must change. Indeed, it will take some time and sacrifice, but America has never faced a threat such as this. In truth, I don’t think any nation has. As for those who remain dedicated to fighting for the legacy of our precious First Black President and all that the left holds dear for reasons of ideology or ignorance, all I can say is that America has suffered casualties due to internal conflict before. If you’re going to ally with liars, slanderers, oppressors, deviants, thieves, wife-beaters, murderers, and pedophile rapists, don’t plan to be remembered as having been on the right side of history.
Yet another conservative has taken issue with critical comments made by Pope Francis on capitalism and “trickle-down” economics. Tea party activist Jonathon Moseley published a World Net Daily column Sunday that challenged the pope’s interpretation of the Bible, saying that Jesus had addressed his comments about helping the poor to individuals, not the government. Moseley, a Virginia business and criminal defense attorney, supports his claim with a verse from the Book of Luke in which Jesus declines to act as arbitrator when someone asks him to compel a brother to divide their family inheritance. “In just one verse, we see that God rejects the left-wing ‘Jesus Christ supported socialism’ heresy,” Moseley writes. “When Jesus was asked to support redistribution of wealth — to tell one brother to share the family inheritance with the other — Jesus refused.” Moseley says Jesus would never support a government or church “stealing property by force” to give to someone else because he wouldn’t even intervene with the family dispute described in the Bible. He dismisses claims by those who say the pope’s Spanish-language Apostolic Exhortation was mistranslated, because Pope Francis himself had not disputed the translations and corrected translations differ little from the original. But Moseley says the pope is wrong to argue for government intervention in the distribution of wealth, and he defends the pope’s American conservative critics. “One truth shines out from the Bible: Jesus spoke to the individual, never to government or government policy,” Moseley writes. “Jesus was a capitalist, preaching personal responsibility, not a socialist.” Moseley mangles the definition of socialism to make it seem synonymous with totalitarianism and defines capitalism as synonymous with freedom, and proceeds with his arguments from there. “Would Jesus endorse the violence needed for government intervention?” Moseley argues. He says that capitalism necessarily benefits society because businesses rely on consumers to choose their products or services. “The consumer is king,” Moseley argues. “Consumers won’t buy unless the purchase benefits them. To reinforce that central pillar of capitalism, laws against lying and fraud are proper and necessary.” Moseley, who cohosts the “Conservative Commandos” radio show and serves as executive director of American Border Control, says the pope has got it all wrong on the free market. “In teaching us how we should live, Jesus agrees that a man who traded with investment capital and earned profits is praised and rewarded by his master, a type for God, and given increased authority,” Moseley writes. By contrast, he notes, Pope Francis specifically rejects the “invisible hand” of the free market as a “poison.” He says the pope has directly contradicted Jesus’ strategy of changing individual hearts one at a time by calling on political leaders to help improve the lives of the poor and to address the issue of wealth inequality. “Jesus Christ is weeping in heaven hearing Christians espouse a socialist philosophy that has created suffering and poverty around the world,” Moseley writes. “It is impossible to love one’s neighbor as yourself without fighting against socialism, meaning government meddling in private lives.”
I think this article got mixed up and should have been posted on The Onion.. An excerpt: [quote]To compete for the best millennial talent, companies are having to change in fundamental ways. Goldman Sachs, for example, recently announced its intention to improve the work environment of its junior bankers by having them work less. Wow.
I sit next to someone who feels compelled to tell us about every email she receives, both work-related and non.\ \ It''s the lunch hour so I was just treated to:\ \ "Oh. MAH. GAW-UHD!! My old high school is having a TAILGATE PARTY!! You know how much they want for this? Oh. MAH. GAW-UHD!! It''s $378. THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHTY DAH-LUHRS. They MUST be crazy. Let''s see, it includes . . . . "
And he shows VPL while being taken to the police car. Not bad.
This time with a fellow clam?
Watching a cable show on Amish who left - most are young men, and a couple of them are hot to death. I''m sure they are straight but I wonder if any DLers have had any experience sexually with Amish men?
Watching Strangers on a Train last night on TCM I was struck by how much more I enjoy Hitchcock''s 1940s B&W films like Spellbound, Shadow of a Doubt, Lifeboat, Rebecca, Rope and Notorious than his rather garish technicolor 1950s films (which seem to be more considered his masterpieces).%0D\ %0D\ Any other opinions?
The hauntingly brutal nonfiction film Blackfish focuses on those leaping, frolicking, seemingly happy-go-lucky (even dolphin-esque) whales in captivity in places like SeaWorld, where every so often they’ll crunch down on a foot or arm and drag someone under until he or she drowns. And then you glimpse something wrong — something monstrous and unnatural — in this picture. And once you do, you won’t be the same. The film begins in 2010, when esteemed 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a whale named Tilikum before a horrified Orlando SeaWorld crowd. The incident was generally viewed as a freak accident. The first wave of reports said that Brancheau had slipped and fallen into the water, the next (the version SeaWorld still stands by) that Tilikum had gone for Brancheau’s inappropriately dangling ponytail. But this was — by all credible accounts — a savage attack. Tilikum had killed before, once at a place called SeaLand in Vancouver, once (possibly) at SeaWorld in Orlando. (The problem is that no one could prove what had actually happened to a disturbed man who’d snuck into SeaWorld after hours and was found in the morning on Tilikum’s back, naked and dead.) The big fella remains at SeaWorld, by most definitions psychotic but a source of million-dollar sperm to make more orcas for more lucrative fish shows. What’s an aquatic theme park without a killer whale? This is one of those docs during which audiences gasp and cry out — or just cry — at regular intervals. Sometimes we cry for the humans, sometimes for the whales. After the prologue that alludes to Brancheau’s fate (we must wait more than an hour to hear the full story), director Gabriella Cowperthwaite cuts to a burly, bushy old guy who took part in a 1970 expedition to steal baby whales from their mothers to supply the burgeoning fish-show industry. The man is an ex-mercenary who claims to have toppled presidents. But what he can’t forget are those whales. Orcas, you see, don’t part so easily with their children. Cowperthwaite animates what happened while a researcher narrates. The males attempted to divert the human predators while the females and children swam the other way. A brilliant diversion — spoiled by a spotter plane that relayed the whereabouts of mothers and children. Whales are complicated, intelligent, highly emotional beings. They stick by their mothers for life in family pods. A mother who loses a child will make the kind of sound that transcends species. You hear that sound in Blackfish. You will never forget it. Tilikum was one of those young ones snatched from his mother. Former Orlando SeaWorld trainers recall the anguish of mothers losing children (SeaWorld would ship babies to other parks), the excruciating solitary confinement of orcas like Tilikum, and even how males’ dorsal fins, erect in the wild, would sadly go limp and curl over in captivity. Those ex-trainers are riveting subjects, chiseled and eloquent. And traumatized. Editor Eli Espres will cut back and forth from their tearful recollections to footage of their younger selves, smiling and spouting their insipidly hearty SeaWorld spiels. I loved listening to curly-haired Samantha Berg (now living at the opposite end of the U.S. — in Alaska), Dean Gummersall (especially cretinous as a SeaWorld spokesman in his early days, now appropriately and likably embarrassed), John Jett, and especially the weathered, sardonic Dr. David Duffus. But I shouldn’t single anyone out—they’re all compelling. They all came to love those whales, even Tilikum, driven mad by isolation and regular attacks by the tag-team torture of formidable mama whales. There was no place else for him to swim. The movie unfolds like a thriller. We see trainers seconds away from their deaths — which are not, mercifully, shown. But the near-deaths are shown and are awful enough. Top trainer Ken Edwards is repeatedly pulled under by a whale (not Tilikum) that will not let him go. It went on for twelve agonizing minutes.
Where are their tits?
Paul Walker Butterfly McQueen who else ?
You feel alert, balanced, vibrant and full of enthusiasm. What is it?
Did anyone watch? Anyone watching? Anyone going to watch? I love this show.
Anyone check out her debut on this preposterous-yet-enjoyable series tonight? She looks EXACTLY like Mamma Meryl looked in Manhattan and Kramer Vs. Kramer. And she looks way more like her than Mamie. She sounds like her, too. Is she still together with Billy "Heartbreaker" Crudup?
I've always thought when you're serving time, you give up certain rights, and conjugal visits ought to be one of them. So why does it appear to be so common in prisons for this to be allowed?
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Or are they titillated by this fascinating new topic coming at them? The media has seized upon us as one of the last provocative, hot button issues. Everyday it's 'gay athletes', 'gay marriage', 'gay adoption'. I have to admit, I'm a little saturated on the issue myself (though I'm old enough to find it amusing, because when I was growing up it was a taboo subject everywhere... that is, until AIDS).
Mine went up exactly when I started taking Efexor...any similar experiences?
Will this close the Broadway show?
This is a thread devoted to tech questions regarding anything and everything tech. Ask and answer away, bitches.
Lutz''s nipples will be gracing the next issue of Men''s Health.
Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, led by Associate Professor Dr. David Harrich, say they have developed a form of gene therapy that turns the HIV protein against itself and ultimately stops it from replicating, according to the Australian Times. Harrich himself notes that his research is not an HIV cure. "You would still be infected with HIV," he said, according to the Queensland Institute's statement. "But the virus would stay latent, it wouldn't wake up, so it wouldn't develop into AIDS. With a treatment like this, you would maintain a healthy immune system."
Sorry, the quotes are compulsory. Daddy is looking all grown-up these days.
NORFOLK, VA—In an alarming case that has baffled and repulsed many, sources confirmed Tuesday that a severely deformed freak born without a penis has managed to live with the condition for over 26 years. The bizarre, monstrous human specimen was reportedly born with no other noticeable maladies and has, amazingly enough, attempted to lead a normal, albeit severely impaired life despite possessing no male genitalia whatsoever. “We first noticed something was off about three months into the pregnancy, and I was of course horrified,” said Dr. Mark Joules, the obstetrician who delivered the grotesque—some would say subhuman—abhorrence of nature. “You could clearly see in the ultrasound that a penis and testicles were not developing as one would hope—or at all, in fact—and we immediately knew something was terribly, terribly wrong.” “Had we caught it earlier, we most likely would have recommended that the pregnancy be terminated,” Joules continued. “But it was unfortunately too late at that point, so we were forced to deliver the baby as planned and just pray that it could get by in that state. We did our best, but with such a horrible and incredibly crippling deformity, there wasn’t much hope to be had.” According to reports, the sadly disfigured 26-year-old’s quality of life has been greatly diminished due to such a condition. Sources said the abnormal, visibly blemished creature has been repeatedly passed over for employment opportunities, frequently gawked at and harassed on the street by total strangers, and has faced near constant discrimination for over two decades, all due to the horrific and debilitating birth defect. Indeed, many are reportedly unable to look past the glaring deformity and simply see the 26-year-old as a human being. “Whoa, look at that,” said 31-year-old onlooker Grant Megson, who, like many others, gawked at the freakish human anomaly while passing by on the sidewalk. “I don’t mean to stare, but honestly, it’s hard not to. Jesus Christ.” “I just wish some of my buddies were here to see this,” added Megson, smiling and taking one last look before continuing with his day. Sources confirmed that, unfortunately, such cases are actually quite common, with roughly one in every two babies afflicted with the lifelong disfigurement. However, that is reportedly little consolation to the malformed specimen’s father, who told reporters that a day doesn’t go by in which he doesn’t wish his child was born a normal, healthy baby with male genitalia. “Sadly, because the deformity is so obvious, our child was treated very differently from all the other kids,” the father told reporters, admitting that he was incredibly upset and disappointed when he first learned that his baby would be born a freak, one to be mistreated and viewed as inferior its whole life. “Even though the doctors explained all the incredible challenges and prejudice the poor thing would face, I don’t think it really sunk in until after the birth, when I saw the disfigurement with my own eyes. You never want your child to have to grow up that way.” “But what can you do?” he added. “I’m just thankful that my other two kids weren’t born like that.”
Paul Crouch, a pioneering televangelist who founded Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world’s largest Christian TV network, died today, according to the network's website. He was 79. The church reported in October that Crouch had fallen ill and was taken to a Dallas-area hospital while on a visit to a TBN facility in Colleyville, Texas. He had "heart and related health issues," the church said, and he was later returned to California for continued treatment. The son of a Missouri missionary, Crouch moved to California in the early 1960s to manage the movie and television unit of the Assemblies of God. A decade later, after receiving what he believed was a message from God, he began to buy television stations, cable channels and satellites and developed enough Christian programming to sustain a 24-hour network. By the mid-1980s, Orange County-based TBN was “the country’s most-watched religious network,” according to J. Gordon Melton and Jon R. Stone in their book “Prime-Time Religion: An Encyclopedia of Religious Broadcasting.” With his bubbly wife Jan, Crouch anchored TBN’s flagship program, “Praise the Lord,” a nightly two-hour talk show featuring guests, Scripture and entertainment. He was known for preaching a gospel of prosperity, imploring viewers to open their pocketbooks to further God’s works and reap spiritual and material blessings in return. During four decades on air he often generated controversy, in particular because of the extravagant lifestyle he and his wife led. Critics complained that his jets, mansions and lavish expense-account meals were paid by tax-exempt donations from TBN’s legion of “prayer partners,” whose pledges enabled the network to surpass its rivals in size and global reach.
Marcia Harden has joined the cast of Universal and Focus’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” as Christian Grey’s adoptive mother. Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford and Jennifer Ehle are also on board, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. Based on the bestselling book “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James, the movie follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. The subsequent novels in the series are “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed.” Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing. Kelly Marcel penned the script. Film is currently lensing in Vancouver. Harden was most recently seen on HBO’s “The Newsroom” and Open Road’s “Parkland.”
The conceit behind The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told is easy to grasp. Instead of Adam and Eve frolicking naked in the Garden of Eden, it's Adam and Steve who are the primordial couple. When they meet up with an equally primordial lesbian couple and decide to start a civilization, hilarity ensues. The sacrilege was deliberate and gleeful, but what reviewers homed in on when the play debuted off Broadway in 1998 was the compassionate spirit that was layered underneath. As The New York Times' Ben Brantley put it at the time, "there's reverence in [playwright Paul] Rudnick's irreverence, an earnest warmth beneath the frivolity." Religious conservatives, particularly in the south, however, prefer their "earnest warmth" to be Biblically accurate and free of homosexuality, which is why they have protested the play in the past and continue to do so as it makes its way through the nation's heartland. In Oklahoma City, dozens of pastors have objected to the presentation of the play, calling it "obscene" and "an affront to Oklahoma City community standards." Here in Dallas, the Uptown Players' scheduled production at the Kalita Humphreys Theater will be picketed this weekend by America Needs Fatima, which describes itself as a "nonprofit campaign made up of Catholic citzens united in a common goal: To win the heart and soul of America for Mary, our Blessed Mother." Robert Ritchie, the group's executive director, penned an outraged call to action on Sunday, alerting Dallas Catholics that "They will call Our Lady a lesbian in your city!!!" "This is blasphemy," Ritchie writes. "I ask -- will God bless those who allow His Holy Mother to be dragged into the dirt of lesbian insults? Will He allow the Immaculate Conception to be turned into a homosexual party game?" Considering that the play is 15 years old and has been shown countless times in New York and elsewhere, the answer seems to be yes. Whether he will allow the Uptown Players to stage their version remains to be seen, though it's doubtful that they will be stopped by ANF's Rosary of Reparation.
They should grab her and shove it where the sun don't shine.
For the record, Istra, the most progressive region in Croatia, voted against this POS proposal. Visit only Istra. Boycott the rest.
OMFG OMFG OMFG this is the hottest thing. I was in the deli of my office building lobby this morning waiting for my breakfast order. Another guy, a hot straight guy, was waiting as well. While we were waiting, these two hot(I guess!) blond chicks with painted-on jeans over their donkey booties walked in. The straight guy was transfixed. I observed him observing them. My eyes wandered down to his crotch, which began to get more and more erect. I got hard watching him get hard as he watched them. I would've gotten on my knees and serviced him right then and there if my mama hadn't raised me better. Lawdy have mercy, I'm getting all hot and tingly just thinking about it. This will definitely be JO fodder for ages to come.
Peter Jackson has inserted a new character into his upcoming "The Hobbit" two-parter -- a character that J.R.R. Tolkien This time, it''s via "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly, who shall don the pointy ears and become a new woodland elf named Tauriel.%0D\ did not write.
Her "American Life" album in the 2000s is a goldmine when it comes to horrible songs. When it comes to songs sans that album, which are her worst? Her worst seem to be the ones she's obviously written herself. The ones she stole, or change a line to, or added or changed a word to, seem to be her best. Her worst: "Hey You" or "P.U.".
For those who haven't read the book but have always wanted to, I found the book online as a pdf file. I haven't read the book in several years but I'm pretty sure it's the complete book.
Britney Spears is back — or is she?The 31-year-old singer’s new gig for a two-year residency of her stage show Britney: Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas has had dismal ticket sales, at best, and an industry insider exclusively tell RadarOnline.com that everyone involved with the show is really worried. The numbers are in, and of the first 16 shows running Dec. 27 through Feb. 22, Spears has only sold out three shows.“After spending hundreds of thousands on promo, they expected to instantly sell out all of the first 16 shows, but they didn’t come close!” the source told Radar. “In fact, Britney only sold out three of the 16 shows put on sale and many are considering this a disaster.”According to the insider, Las Vegas residencies in the past such as Celine Dion and Shania Twain sold out their first block of shows right away.“There are nearly 50 shows a year and the theater is small…it only holds about 4,500 people,” the source said.“So all of this put together really isn’t looking well for Britney. Ticket sales need to start skyrocketing or else there’s going to be a lot of disappointed investors and people involved with the show."
And a dispute with the police. What's going on here? Was he alone in his cell? Samuel See, 34, an assistant professor of English and American studies at Yale University, was pronounced dead after he was found unresponsive in his cell at a New Haven detention center on Sunday. See had been arrested Saturday for violating a protective order and fighting with police officers when they were called to his home on a domestic dispute complaint. According to police, they received a complaint of a domestic dispute early Saturday evening. Police officers arrived to a residence and found Saunder Ganglani, See's husband, retrieving his belongings at the home both men shared. Because both men had protective orders against each other, both See and Ganglani were arrested. Police said See then became very upset, telling officers he shouldn't be arrested for violating a protective order at his own home. He fought against the cops as they tried to handcuff him. As See was led to a police car, the arrest report states that he yelled to one of the arresting officers, "I will kill you ... I will destroy you." See was first transported to the hospital with a cut above his eye and was later taken to a cell at the Union Avenue Detention Facility. According to police, he was alert the night of the arrest but was found dead early the next morning. See is not believed to have committed suicide. His death is currently under investigation and the New Haven Register reports that the chief state medical examiner's office said the "cause of death is pending further studies." This weekend's incident was not See's first brush with the law. The professor, currently on leave from the university, was due in court next week to enter a plea for an incident in September in which he was arrested for assault and breach of peace. Yale spokesman Tom Conroy released this statement Wednesday afternoon: The University community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Samuel See. Our condolences go out to his family, faculty colleagues, and students, and his friends at Yale and elsewhere. We encourage anyone at Yale who needs comfort and support at this time of loss to reach out to friends in the community or to University resources that are available for consultation and counseling (University Chaplain, Yale Mental Health and Counseling for students, and Magellan Health Services for staff). Mr. See was an assistant professor of English and American Studies who had been on leave during the current semester.
It's just a pipe dream, but wouldn't it be awesome to turn the beautiful island of New Zealand into an all-gay paradise? No fraus, phobes, haters. At last, a place where we can let our hair down and be free.
I've known for years that I have a lower-than-average sex drive, and an article I read last week indicated that the cause of it -- as well as several other maladies of mine -- might be an unusually low testosterone level (which I probably should've considered much earlier, I know...). I went to the doctor on Friday, he took some blood samples, and I just got the results this afternoon: my levels are indeed low, about 30% less than the lowest point in the "normal" range. I'm not seeking medical advice per se -- I know my treatment options are either testosterone shots or topical gels -- but I'm curious if other DLers have had this problem and what effects injections of testosterone (or using Androgel) might have on me. Honestly, the only stuff I've read relating to it involves either f-to-m trans people and guys juicing as part of a 'roids cycle, so I don't know what to expect. Will I suddenly become a raging horndog? Will my energy levels increase? (that's another problem I've had for years)
This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages. It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" and a righteously-indignant TV producer, Elan Gale, who live-tweeted the entire hilarious, maddening encounter as it happened. The saga began when the US Airways flight to Phoenix was delayed at takeoff….
And fails. Why do they do this to us? Sweetie, it will take you years of cigarettes and Jack Daniels before you can convince us you're crying for the one who got away.
Tumblr just released a year-end list of their most reblogged actors and actresses, and it reads not only like a list of the Internet's most-beloved celebs (Poehler! Hiddleston!), but also like a list of TV shows that teenagers love. What works best on Tumblr is the visual (a.k.a. GIFs), thus the most reblogged are the ones who either charm us with their one-liners or appear on TV shows that inspire a younger crowd's immense fandom. Like Supernatural: Stars Jenson Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins appear on the lists. So does most of Teen Wolf (Dyan O'Brian, Tyler Hoechlin, Daniel Sharman, Tyler Posey, and Crystal Reed) and Glee. Other stars who "do well" on Tumblr include actors from Doctor Who (Jenna Louise Coleman, David Tennant, and Karen Gillian) and other Brits (Martin Freeman, Emma Watson, Kaya Scodelario, and Tom Hiddleston). As far as wider known A-listers go, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Lawrence are at the top, while Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Zooey Deschanel appear further down on their respective lists.
Let's resurrect the Visible Penis Line thread!
"60 Iconic Women Who Prove Style Peaked In The ’60s" Can we please stop bringing back the ’90s and bring back minidresses, cat eyeliner, and big hair instead?! These looks are on. point. Check them out!!!
Let's try not to get this thread closed down too...
Monday 2 December 2013 [quote]His YouTube video announcement further shows how he is a thoroughly modern communicator with a traditional sense of decency I've known Tom since he was 15 and am very happy for him today, although I know that the decision to talk about himself so privately hasn't been easy. I've made two films about Tom - 'Tom Daley and his Dad' and 'Tom Daley - Diving for Britain' - and I can honestly say he is a delightful young man who I'm privileged to know. I can tell from the emotion in his voice that it was hard to be so open. I know Tom is thinking about his family, particularly his father Rob, and wondering what his reaction would be but knowing that Rob was always totally supportive. It's a big day when you define yourself and Tom is to be congratulated. He did this piece for YouTube because that's who he is - a thoroughly modern communicator with a traditional sense of decency. He didn't want to live a lie. But he hasn't lived with the truth for that long either. In the years I filmed him he had a jaw-droppingly tough schedule - pool, school, homework, pool, collapse in bed. He'd multi-task all the way. He took his school work on planes, did his homework whilst he ate tea, and studied whilst he was away at competitions. He had mates, many of them girls, who he'd see on Sundays, but there was never time for a significant relationship. I'm glad he's had some space since winning his Olympic medal to take stock of his life and learn more about himself other than how to pass an A-level with flying colours or learn the latest terrifying dive from 30 feet up. With this off his shoulders, he'll be able to be free to be himself. There is nothing shocking any more about being gay but he doesn't know the response - from family or sponsors - until he goes ahead and says this is who I am. He will be fine. He is our Tom and we all love him. Jane Treays is an award-winning documentary-maker. Her Tom Daley films aired on BBC1 in 2010 and 2012
Hume tweeted that his wife would not be able to see her doctor after getting insurance from the healthcare.gov site. Someone tweeted back that they were surprised that fox news did not provide healthcare for spouses. Hume tweeted back that they infact do, she was just "looking" He was then called out because as someone pointed out the healthcare exchange is not meant for people like them.. Just another example of Fox being fair and balanced.....
Is this their way of saying, "If you're over 30, please do not apply" ?? "Must have at least 2 year of relevant office work experience (not more than 12 years of exp.)" How ridiculous.
SEE! her original teefs HEAR! audience members cough awkardly FEEL! all the feelings TOUCH! the luxurious denim-on-denim ensemble SMELL! the Emmy
Aniston can't be the only one....LIST!!!
A new study has found that smarter people not only tend to stay up later, but also regularly engage in recreational sex and drug use. According to Esquire magazine, English researchers recently discovered that students at prestigious schools like Oxford and Cambridge spend much more time having sex, smoking weed and staying up later than their peers at less reputable institutions. The research was funded by sex toy retailer Lovehoney.co.uk, where Oxford and Cambridge students have spent a combined $31,461. “The correlation probably has something to do with the open-mindedness that comes with intelligence,” 23-year-old Annalisa Rose, an employee of high-end sex shop “Honey” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, told Esquire. “I think that the ability to engage in an open sex life comes with the abilities of introspection and logical thought, and those require some level of intelligence. If we’re talking about an open sex life that comes from an emotionally healthy place, sexual mores are mostly made up anyway and intelligent people can rationalize past them,” she said. Many previous studies have found that people with higher IQs, better jobs, or degrees from top-notch universities are more likely to smoke weed or even snort a few lines here and there. Esquire reports that this is because these people tend to pursue insightful experiences involving adventure and mental expansion. Smart people will indulge in most opportunities that could potentially broaden their minds. They also more closely understand addiction and moderation and are therefore less fearful of engaging in drug use. A 2010 study seen in Psychology Today showed that those with an IQ of 125 or higher are exponentially more likely to use drugs. From the study: “Net of sex, religion, religiosity, marital status, number of children, education, earnings, depression, satisfaction with life, social class at birth, mother’s education, and father’s education, British children who are more intelligent before the age of 16 are more likely to consume psychoactive drugs at age 42 than less intelligent children. “… there is a clear monotonic association between childhood general intelligence and adult consumption of psychoactive drugs. ‘Very bright’ individuals (with IQs above 125) are roughly three-tenths of a standard deviation more likely to consume psychoactive drugs than ‘very dull’ individuals (with IQs below 75).” The final element of our genius-trifecta is proven valid in an academic paper entitled “Why the Night Owl is More Intelligent,” published in the journal Psychology and Individual Differences. The paper, Esquire reports, highlights that for several millennia, humans have been conditioned to work during the day and sleep at night. Those that break this cycle, the paper says, “may be more likely to acquire and espouse evolutionarily novel values and preferences than less intelligent individuals.” The paper goes on to say that liberals who don’t believe in God are more likely to be intelligent as well. It seems that the gist here is that progressive thinkers who uphold adventure and experimentation over safety and tradition are the more intelligent beings. So as Esquire says, “if you’re getting laid at 3 am on Sunday morning and have a full bowl packed beside the bed and you aren’t going to church the next day, you’re probably a genius.” There you have it. Not only are those who rebel against conservatism sexier and much more fun to hang out with, but contrary to popular belief, they’re also smarter and more groomed for success. Oh, and we work our assess off too, so don’t even think you’ve got that one on us.
She looks slovenly, matronly, and Irish. Tony could do so much better.
Almost brought me to tears.....May him and the person that was with him in that car rest in peace.
"I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20." -Joe Jonas
The flipside to the 'Actresses ith the best hair' thread. I'll start it off with Scott Bakula. I always wanted to run my fingers through his feathered mane on Quantum Leap, and I loved the gray streak.
Tracks were leaked today apparently, it's all over my Tumblr feed. I listened to Aura (Awrah), G.U.Y, Artpop (title track), Last Night, and a couple others. Curious to know what others think. I found it a case of trying way, way too hard. you know... Being Edgy And Artistic, In Caps. Her producers bring their full bag of tricks, sonically it's great in places. But the tracks are nearly all vocally chilly, vocally distorted and disconnected, joyless, minor key, and too reliant on the producers' tricks. The Applause title track is typical of the whole album's sound, more or less. I can't see how this album is going to do even half as well as her last few.
The force of Sandra Bullock's charm must be as strong as gravity. Bullock took the top honor in Entertainment Weekly's annual Entertainers of the Year issue, the magazine announced on Tuesday. "She could run a country if she wanted to," Matthew McConaughey, another of the magazine's Entertainers of the Year, remarked of Bullock. Bullock isn't letting her spate of success get to her, though. "When people are like 'Life is so good,'" Bullock remarked, "I go, 'No, life is a series of disastrous moments, painful moments, unexpected moments, and things that will break your heart. And in between those moments, that's when you savor, savor, savor.'"
This over used phrase, which has no legal meaning, is a euphemism for "he's a suspect, but we have nothing to prove he did anything." To the public, POI means "he's guilty."
A Connecticut high school football captain has been charged with stabbing his homosexual lover to death after the high-schooler decided he wanted to break off their relationship. Bloomfield High School student Tarence Mitchell, 18, killed Ronald Taylor Jr., 27, with a steak knife, stabbing him five times after Taylor arrived and allegedly struck Mitchell in the face. Mitchell, who initially claimed that the two men were attacked by two other men wearing hoodies, confessed he and Taylor had been lovers and that Taylor had wined him and dined him with marijuana and alcohol for two years. Mitchell added that when he texted girls, Taylor was incensed, and threatened him with a sword the week of the murder.
They're doing a mash-up of Janet's "Rhythm Nation" and "Nasty" tonight. Looks promising.
Please name the athlete you think has the best female body in sport overall or by individual sport. Lesbian comments are especially welcome in this thread.
Good lord, an eight year old with a slingshot could take down one of these.
Continue your foolishness.
I was a kid when this first come on, and I LOVED it. Now, not so much. But I wanted to brush up before the new series starts this summer. Things that I didn't remember about the show: Victoria Principal is beautiful, but she's a TERRIBLE actress. Charlene Tilton isn't the best actress, but she's little and cute, so I forgive her. Patrick Duffy is so fucking HOT! How did I miss this?!?! Linda Gray is pretty, and very talented. Is Jim Davis wearing a toupee? I'm on season two, and hoping it gets better...
or is this some urban legend? Someone mentioned this in another thread.
There's tons of eye candy there.
I know about Rob Halford but I don't consider Judas Priest "hair metal." What do we know about any of those over the top 80s groups such as Poison, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Ratt, etc.
Especially 2, 5, 12, 13 and 26. Amazing.
And you didn't care who or what it was attached to? It's anonymous, so be truthful.
She *does* have some nice knockers..
I am trying to get my parents life in order as they are no longer able to take care of themselves. Nearly anything to do with Senior Care is a scam. There is always an in-home assessment before they will quote prices. Of course the in-home assessment is not an assessment of the senior's needs, it is an assessment of the seniors worth. Clearly everything in Senior Care is on a sliding scale depending on what they perceive the senior has. It is as if a restaurant charged various prices based on the car you drive.
Has anyone here seen it? thoughts?
I have hands that can hold a basketball from above and wear a size 15 on my right hand. Occasionally, I'd like to use a ring as an accessory, but I can only find sizes up to 12 on most sites, I have a couple of simple silver bands that I've bought at Jewelry shows over the years, but those often get confused for a wedding band or something similar. Do any of you have large fingers? If so, where do you find decent rings online?
Go to the site below, record, post and then see if people can tell what part of the country/world you're from....
"I was a waste of his time." Not exactly shocking, but still....
Do you agree with them?
1. All the models now look alike, speak alike. Nothing unique about them. Even a guy in a whore house gets some diversity. And the guys look so bored. You are getting $500.00 and you look like you are waiting for a train. 2. They all act or pretend to be straight. God I wish straights thought about gays the way gays think about straights. What is the point of watching gay porn if your porn is based on one fantasy. The gay porn industry is selling self hated at $30 a pop. 3. Although the quality of film has improved the sex is less sexy and more technical. They will kiss, then the bottom will blow the top for what seems like forever, then the top will kiss the bottom and blow him for three seconds, then the top will rim the bottom( the bottom will be so overwhelmed by the rimming that you will wonder what kind of tongue the top must have),the fucking will start and go on longer than this post. Then finally they will come.BORING! 4. Which brings to the one big problem in gay porn. No chemistry. No real foreplay. How can I get into a scene when the director tells me that two people who are about to fuck just met. Yeah like they are going to jump off my computer screen. 5. My fantasies can run pretty wild. From hypnosis, to suit sex, to roleplay- but porn doesn't cover real fantasies anymore. It is just about the blow, the rim and the fuck. In old porn they accomplished in ten minutes what it take 20-30 minutes to do now. They had better set ups, better plots( yes I need a story or else I am just watching people fuck- what is the point in that), and they talked and moaned and showed excitement in better ways. It is all acting but it doesn't have to be so clear. As I get older porn can be a comfort. But not when my attention and money are not earned. And why do only fat, old queens run gay porn? Maybe that's the problem right there!
I was jacking my boyfriend off the other night and he came all over his black shirt. He then said, "shit I really liked this shirt." I asked him what he meant and he said that there was no way to get cum stains out of clothes. I told him that surely there must be some way, but he continued to protest. I can remember getting cum on my clothes before and I think i just washed them, but now i''m worried that i walked around with faint cum stains. DL is there a sure fire way to kill cum stains? TIA.
There's a reference to this subject on the 'Manhattan' thread. Something about how all the characters are just playing at grown up and it made me think to start at thread on the subject. Some people really seem very adult. Like they made the full transition, others less so, to varying degrees. Some people theorise that gays are often less adult than the straights as they often don't need to take on the usual adult responsibilities. Do you agree? Do you feel like an adult or like a child, pretending to be a grown up or somewhere between the two?
Landslide victory for conservative activists who called for marriage to remain an exclusive union between man and woman. With the results of this referendum Croatia joins Hungary, Poland, and other Eastern European nations in banning same sex marriages, adding up to a division inside the EU to a conservative East and a more liberal West.
I was at the gym today and "Another One Bites the Dust" and We Will Rock You" played back to back. I'm 28, so I had no idea that "Queen" did both songs (along with "We Are the Champions") with Freddie Mercury as the lead until a quick wiki search. So my question is: How big was "Queen" here in the states and was it well-known that Mercury was gay? BTW, what a voice.
Because hairy chest is a thing of beauty...
She's getting rave reviews from Deadline, The Wrap, Hitflix and Twitter and all say she's the universal standout.
I saw him at the gym (Equinox in Soho/NYC, does anyone know if he lives around there?). The guy is a bonafide stud. He's a fucking bro. He's gotta be one of the hottest celebrities and definitely the hottest gay one. Over Ricky Martin, and got more meat and manliness than Matt Bomer. Would anyone care to argue?
The internet's #1 Aspie boyfriend is looking crazy hot in the September issue of Vogue. (Quality publication -- they mostly let other people do the talking.)
If so, why?
Why can't this guy get the message that people fucking HATE Piers Morgan, which is why his ratings are so bad? The albino, possum-faced log cabin Cooper lost cred years ago and should be cut loose as well. Why can't CNN just go back to being a serious, objective news network with real stories and specials that matter to the human race? Why do we need tiresome Brits, "Hero Awards" and gross cooking show trolls showing us how people eat rat tails in Thailand? CNN needs less Jeff Zucker and more Ted Turner.
I'll confess that there was this h-h-hot defensive coach on a game I watched this weekend, and the camera went to him numerous times just as he was very animatedly waving his arms and sending in signals. Each time I slowed down the dvr and replayed just to see his upper inside arm, pit and hope for a slight glimpse of the underarm hair. Too blonde. Creepy and fun though.
Not one thread created about World AIDS Day on DL. But a couple of threads on Black Friday. From Blog Link Below As long as people are more obsessed over Black Friday than December 1st, AIDS will exist and will continue to kill people. Thousands of them, globally. As long as people care for profit margins and gift wrapping and the American status quo, people will die victims of narcissistic negligence at the hands of the most wealthy society in human history.
From what I hear from the straight guys I work with, their number-1 complaint is that their gf''s and wives won''t go down on them or that they do it reluctantly. I don''t get it! If I were a woman and had all that cock available to me whenever I wanted it, I''d be sucking day and night. I''d probably have to give up my job LOL. And the thing about straight guys is that they''re not as picky as we gay men. The woman doesn''t even have to be attractive in order to face-fuck her. As long as she has a warm, wet, willing, that''s all straight guys care about. What these girls'' damage that won''t orally satisfy their men?
Anyone a fan? What do we think about Damian Lewis?
Elizabeth Ashley in, "When Michael Calls". "Auntie my Helen!"
I was unemployed for 3 years and went through my 401K which I had rolled over to an IRA so I could withdraw money easier (that was Fidelity's recommendation). I am working again but for a small business owner with no 401K plan and at a reduced salary. Ageism exists folks. I'm taking anywhere from 50-100 (all I can afford) out of every check and putting it into the IRA. How much money should I have built up before turning it back over to an investment 401 type account?
I would be suicidal if I had to help some of my coworkers with computer issues.
Odd that she would be cast as a lesbian prostitute. Why would producers think of her in that role, much less a hooker role?
Not everyone here can live in a big city with easy access to dates.
A complete list of winners follows: Best Picture: American Hustle Best Actor: Robert Redford, All Is Lost Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Best Screenplay: American Hustle Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle Best Animated Film: The Wind Rises Best Cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis Best First Film: Fruitvale Station Best Foreign Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Stories We Tell Special Award: Frederick Wiseman
How are male models not at the top? People dismiss them so quickly. They're the epitome of male beauty. WTF?
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) accused President Barack Obama of rewriting the Constitution during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News. Bachmann's accusation came amid criticism of the Affordable Care Act, which she's slammed in the past. “He has rewritten the Constitution for himself as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform the United States of America,” Bachmann said Tuesday. Bachmann called the recently announced delay of online enrollment for small businesses "political management." “What are these delays about, what do they have in common? They all put off the very negative effects of Obamacare until the next election. That’s what this is all about," Bachmann said. "This is all political management. But we believe the constitution has to be respected." Bachmann has considered taking action against Obamacare before, saying in November that she and several of her GOP colleagues in the House of Representatives were considering suing Obama for allowing plans canceled under the Affordable Care Act to be extended through 2014.
He is moving to the Weather Channel, a network beloved by elders of both orientations.
It was revealed here that Lance Bass was gay and dating Reichen before any "mainstream" media outlet reported that fact\ \ \ \ I read in one of the theater threads here that NPH was gay and dating a guy named David Burtka. This was a long time before he came out.\ \ \ I read in one of the country music threads that Chely Wright was gay. This was at least a couple years ago.
People are upset.
and that fact makes Tom the biggest fucking freak on earth, to pretend his natural son is adopted and his non biological daughter is natural.
I always has the feeling that inside Karen Carpenter was a lesbian dying to get out, hence the anorexia, relationship problems, etc. I mean, I never met a straight girl who wanted to play the drums, but my butch ex-gf played the drums in her high school band.
Before you git down.
More than 62 years after I Love Lucy debuted, the wacky Ricardos and the whole Lucy gang are getting a fresh look in time for the holidays. The I Love Lucy Christmas Special, which will air Dec. 20 on CBS, will feature two newly colorized episodes -- the long-lost “Christmas Episode” and “Lucy’s Italian Movie.” The new color will have a “vintage look”—but one thing’s clear from the first released clip (see link): there’s nothing muted about the way Lucy’s vivid red hair has been tinted. “The Christmas Episode” originally aired in 1956, but according to CBS, the episode was thought to be lost and wasn’t aired as a rerun until it was found again in 1989. In the episode, Lucy and Ricky (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) along with their neighbors, the Mertzes (Vivian Vance and William Frawley), decorate the Ricardos’ Christmas tree and reminisce about the arrival of Little Ricky. The other episode to be included in the colorized Christmas special is the iconic “grape-stomping” episode, in which the Ricardos and Mertzes visit Rome and Lucy gets an invitation to appear in an Italian movie called Bitter Grapes. Thinking the film is about the wine industry, Lucy goes to a vineyard to do some research; a famous grape-smashing fiasco ensues.
I just got one. It's pretty damn cool - works smoothly with no delays, spinning rainbow wheels, etc. Damn cheap, too!
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) accused President Barack Obama of rewriting the Constitution during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News. Bachmann's accusation came amid criticism of the Affordable Care Act, which she's slammed in the past. “He has rewritten the Constitution for himself as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform the United States of America,” Bachmann said Tuesday. Bachmann called the recently announced delay of online enrollment for small businesses "political management." “What are these delays about, what do they have in common? They all put off the very negative effects of Obamacare until the next election. That’s what this is all about," Bachmann said. "This is all political management. But we believe the constitution has to be respected." Bachmann has considered taking action against Obamacare before, saying in November that she and several of her GOP colleagues in the House of Representatives were considering suing Obama for allowing plans canceled under the Affordable Care Act to be extended through 2014.
December 2nd, 2013 Well, of course, cosmically – where all the worlds are perfect – it doesn't matter at all that Tom Daley is going out with a man. And there's sufficient sight of that cosmic perfection on Earth these days, enough for me to be slightly irritated at being asked to write about Tom Daley's YouTube coming-out statement. (What am I? The Telegraph gay bloke? Oh please.) But it still matters, though, enough for Tom to record the video, enough for us to watch it (maybe), even for me to write about it. The editor caught me on the platform at New Barnet, where I was waiting to catch a train. Next to me on the bench was a young girl, holding her iPhone in front of her face, raptly following Tom's video on YouTube. People care about Tom Daley. So, young man: you just did a beautiful thing. I'd guess a part of your internal discourse these last few months has been thinking "What's it got to do with anyone else?" The nasty comments from the more intelligently unpleasant members of the public will use that very trope – "I don't care what they do, why can't they just keep it to themselves?", etc etc – to signal their own inadequate psychologies. It's not viable, though, pretending to be something you're not – not in practice. It might just about work for a while, in theory, and particularly when you're alone. But it's not possible to be in love and not wish to share that fact. Indeed, it would be an obscenity to demand that harmless young people in love should keep the best thing about being alive a secret, as though they're ashamed of being human. It's a touching video, starting with a memory of his father. Most of us worry about what our dads will think. Tom is confident his own would be pleased that his son is happy, and I'm sure that's true. My own met me as I stepped from a train from Glasgow – I gave the news by phone – to reassure me that nothing of importance had changed. Nothing important, except we had stopped lying to one another. (He was right, of course. Your dad's always right.) I once saw a politician give a speech – it was Nick Herbert, until recently the policing minister. Nick told how, at the start of his career, he had attempted to avoid discussion of his sexuality, because he didn't want to be defined by it ("What am I? The gay Tory MP?") He changed his mind, he told us, because of the letters he received from young people, telling him how much it helped them to see openly gay – and successful – people in the world of politics. He realised that his generation – maybe the last one to do so – still casts a shadow on the next one. It's a more powerful shadow than we sometimes realise. First politics, now sport: the citadels that stood out against openness are starting to crumble. And look! The sky hasn't fallen in. I wonder if Tom's Coming Out will be a game-changer? Whatever happens, a young man has stood up to the world and disclosed one of the key aspects of his existence. As Iris Murdoch told us: all our failures are failures of love. One of the worst failures is to see the possibility of love, but to shun it through fear. Tom will now have to deal with those people who have a problem with (who fear?) homosexuality. Fortunately he's not a champion diver for nothing: his shoulders are broad enough for most things. Good luck, Tom, and thank you.
What is an example of a country that runs on Libertarian principles?\ \ By this point in history we have examples of just about every form of government man has come up with. Hasn''t there been a Libertarian government ever?\ \ It seems like you''re just supposed to take it on faith that Libertarianism would work, which makes it seem more like a religion than a political philosophy.
all they can talk about is what older men do. What they like. How they spend their time. Who they have sex with. On and on and on… never ending… older men do this. older men do that. and OMG who they want to have sex with. Older men want to have sex with someone their age. Older men want to have sex with someone 5 years younger. Older men want to have sex with someone 10 years younger. What do oldermen want to do on the weekend. What do oldermen want to see at the theatre. How do older men spend their money. I cant stop talking about older men… older men do this. older men do that.
The once pretty Playgirl centerfold Stephen Scott is now a washed up porn star called Mark Davis. His chief co-conspirators in this shambolic lifestyle are his alcoholic ex-wife (C list porn performer Kitten, who variously also goes by Kitt Scott and Marci Scott) and her well reviewed escort best friend (Sinnamon Love, a sometime madam specializing in introductions to black porn stars, fetish sessions, and taking her youngest child with her to NYC on escort trips). Kitten and Sinnamon are best friends, because these two share the ignominy of each having spent more than a decade in adult without the achieving the fame of being able to sell DVDs based on their name alone. The experience had left them bitter and brittle. How do I know this? I unfortunately became entangled in their web of insanity via my job writing about the adult industry.
What's the American equivalent?
Goodness. \ \ How old do you think he is in this photo? 42 or 43?
and not my lips!
Enquiring Minds want to know.
Do they know they're hacks? What did Susan Sontag think of Annie's celebrity photo spreads?
In a re-make of 2001: The Space Odyssey
Inspired by the first cock you ever saw thread. What was the first cock you ever touched? Not including your own of course. I was a very late perverted bloomer. I moved to NYC for school and was put up in a hotel as my dorm room. I remember I was not out then and still discovering the fact that I was actually gay. I used to call phone sex lines disguising myself as a woman and invite guys over to jack off at my hotel room door while I watched through the peephole. It sounds crazy and stupid but you wouldn't believe how many guys actually did it. Anyway, one guy wanted me to crack the door and touch his cock. I was terrified, for obvious reason, but so curious and horny - so I did. That was the first dick I ever touched besides my own. And I remember feeling surprisingly not freaked out by it.
I'm in graduate school with lots of kids from other English-speaking countries, and I've noticed that I barely perceive any differences in how we behave (vs. other nationalities), and though we speak English differently, I mean, it's almost as if they're just slight regional variations. I guess New Zealanders and a bit calmer (I've gotten to know all of 2 of them well), Australians are kind of alpha-male-ish. Canadians are mellow, too, and British people are just like any other person in New York, basically. Do other countries have this kind of thing with other countries? It's weird that we live so far away from each other, yet we speak the same language to the extent that we can easily communicate with each other. Cuh-razy.
What are your thoughts?
With more athletes coming out we should do a thread about gay athletes. Carl Lewis has to be a 'mo...right?
Comparatively speaking...\ \ Jordan?
Blazing genius or overrated drama queen? \ \ Also, who''s better: Anne Sexton or Sylvia?
Veronique Peck, the widow of legendary actor Gregory Peck and a long-time active figure in the cultural life of Los Angeles, died Friday, August 17 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 80. The cause was heart failure, said her children, Anthony Peck and Cecilia Peck Voll. She and Gregory Peck were married for nearly 50 years, until his death in 2003. Witty, intellectual, and a sparkling conversationalist known for hosting lively soirees in her Holmby Hills home, Veronique Passani Peck was born in Paris, the daughter of architect Antoine Passani, and Russian artist Alexandra Passani. She was educated at Marymount, and later became a reporter for the leading French daily, France Soir. She interviewed leaders in the arts and politics, from Colette to General Dwight Eisenhower, Samuel Goldwyn, and on a life changing occasion, Gregory Peck. The story of their love affair could have come from the movies. After their interview, Peck went to Italy to film "Roman Holiday," and months later upon his return to Paris, called the newspaper to track down the beautiful young journalist. As he told it, he heard the loudspeaker announce “Veronique Passani, c’est Monsieur Gregory Peck au telephone,” and the busy newsroom went silent. When she reached the phone he reminded her of their meeting and invited her to lunch that day. She hesitated, so he asked if she had a boyfriend. She said she didn’t, but still wouldn’t agree to lunch. He persisted, and their lunch at a Left Bank restaurant marked the beginning of a love story that lasted for over fifty years. Much later, she told him why it had taken her so long to say yes. “I wasn’t going to tell you this,” she confessed, “but I had an interview that day with Dr. Albert Schweitzer. At the apartment of Jean-Paul Sartre.” Gregory famously replied, “Well, you made the right choice, kiddo.” Veronique moved to the United States with Gregory at age 23 and began her life at her husband’s side, actively supporting and sharing in many of his film industry and personal interests. During his Chairmanship of the American Cancer Society in 1966, they toured 26 cities and together raised over $50 million for cancer research. She helped to create and was principal fundraiser for the Inner City Cultural Center, an interracial theatre group in South Central Los Angeles. She was voted Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles Times in recognition of her work as a Founder of the Los Angeles Music Center. In 1976, Veronique Peck became an American citizen, one of her proudest moments. She never lost her French elegance, charm or the trace of a French accent, but as she put it, “I am French by birth, American by choice.” Gregory and Veronique were known to have one of Hollywood’s most loving and enduring marriages.
I noticed a few recently. 1. Just before they go to Hollywood, Lucy is on the phone with her friend Marian Van Vlack discussing the trip. Couple of episodes later, when Mrs McGillicuddy arrives, Lucy asks her mother how Marian Van Vlack is doing, as if she hadn't had contact with her in ages. 2. In that same episode where Mrs McG arrives, she announces she wants to go Hollywood so she can take her book to Dore Schary, with the hope that he'll turn it into a screenplay. A few eps later, when they're all in Hollywood, Ricky makes a comment about Dore Shary, and Mrs McG shrieks over and over, "Who's Dore Schary? Who's Dore Schary?" 3. This one's a blooper: in an episode when they're getting ready to go to Europe, Fred brings his old vaudeville trunk to the Ricardos. The phone rings, and Ricky picks it up. I don't know if the sound people had the phone ring prematurely, but just after he picks up the phone, with phone to the ear, he turns to Fred and asks what that trunk is. Lucy has to quickly remind him that he's on the phone when she scoldingly says, "the phone, dear." Any others you can think of?
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Actress edition. Wow even Cate and Sandy have too much dignity to grovel like this.
I just got this ASSHOLE eamil from some guy because I did not give him "positive feedback" on Amazon when I bought 6 halogen lightbulbs for about $3.99. I gave you money, man. I got the stuff. That is it. That is how adults buy things. (my obligation ended when my credit card cleared) im about to give you a big ass NEGATIVE feedback for being a psycho and stalking me to demand "positive feedback." Is this kindergarten?
Have we had a thread about him? What's his story?
Kind of NSFW.
My cousin and I work together, she is also the mistress of one of the executives at our company. Ever since she started seeing the exec in question he’s given her any and everything she wanted, her house is paid off, he’s bought her two cars and a motorcycle, gives her cash and orders or buy’s anything she even looks at. He paid for breast implants and a tummy tuck, the relationship hasn’t even been sexual for almost three years and he still pops up with jewelry. The issue started back in late 2011, she told me that she didn’t get excited by getting things anymore if she wanted it she got it and she’d just stopped caring. Then she got the kitchen appliances that I’d been wanting, the woman does not cook. She got the new flooring that I’d mentioned that I’d like to have. Even during the week that my father died she was acquiring anything she’d heard me talk about. I decided that week that I wouldn’t mention anything else to her. We have a coworker, that we’ll call John, she dated him when he was 8 years younger and about 65 lbs thinner. Six months ago she had nothing good to say about him. John is on his third marriage, is sterile so he only has stepchildren, he’s a Mason and a libertarian. If he walked up and propositioned me right now I’d stand up and walk away. Several months ago she and I were talking; I was complaining that there were no gay men in the area that I was attracted to that weren’t already taken. She asked what exactly I was attracted to, being a young bear who likes bears I told her that if I could find a man with John’s body and a good personality I’d be set. We didn’t really talk about it anymore and I thought nothing else of it. About a month later she made a point to tell me that John, had stopped by her office and gave her a hug every day that week. Then she’d make comments like “I know I’ll see John today, he hasn’t come and gave me my hug yet.” Or remind him about the hug if he walked into the office with me sitting there. Last month she stepped it up. She insisted I be her DD to a bar where John’s band was playing. It was a redneck joint an hour away and I finally got tired and went to sit in the car for awhile. When she finally came out, she came out holding hands with him and giggling. Then she made a point to tell me how he’d kissed her on the neck and cheek and she’d stopped him. The following (last) Wednesday, she persisted in that I should meet her and a few people from work at the local bar for a few drinks, on her. I arrived and it was she, John, and a lawyer friend of ours who is even more liberal than I am. Their behavior led the lawyer to ask me within 30 minutes if they were fucking. She was sneaking pecks and hugging him whenever possible. He was, of course, responding in like (he’s now desperate to fuck her.) When we went to leave she made sure that the two of them were kissing in the parking lot where I could see them. Then she broke away as though she’d just seen me after I’d had a nice little show. Now I know her motives, and it’s fun watching John fling off the morals that he feels that I, as a homosexual lack. The next day I confronted her. She denied her reasons for pursuing John, though she did so with a smile. How she’s blatantly pursuing John at work, Where her exec (who does NOT like John) is likely to see. I keep warning her that if he sees this were all three in trouble. (I’m the only one who actually knows for sure about her and the exec and have been places with them on their little adventures.) How should I proceed, should I tell John her true reasoning, that she thinks I want him and once she thinks she’s beaten me that she’ll drop him AFTER he cheats on his wife, or do I just sit back and hope that I’m not a victim of the collateral damage?
HIS VOICE IS SO BAD!!!!! IT'S HILARIOUS!
I had a date with a guy who told me his first experience was with his uncle- who is also gay. When I said that it sounded like incest to me, he became defensive. On gay.com there use to be a chat room devoted to the subject. How many gays are victims of incest, but don''t think of it is incest because in the end they turned out to be gay?
You just never know how low these people will stoop... Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s official “campaign team” sent an email to the potential donors in which his deputy, Taylor Palmisano, asked supporters to forgo purchasing presents for their children in lieu of donating to his reelection effort. “Instead of venturing into the cold this Black Friday,” it began, “stay in and give your children a gift that will keep on giving. This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores. Donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits.” It continued by noting that any “electronics or toys” that parents buy for their children “will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season,” whereas a contribution to the Walker reelection effort will help to create “a Wisconsin as great as the one [Walker] grew up in.” Raw Story contacted both Taylor Palmisano and the Friends of Scott Walker, but as of 9:12 a.m. EST has not received a response.
I was at a shop and putting my shopping cart away. There was about a foot between the front of my cart and the other carts in the return (inside the store). A woman who was clearly more important than me cuts me off and walks right between my cart and the others. I mumbled to my partner "I guess I'm invisible." As we were leaving the store I hear "I CAN SEE YOU!!!!!!!!" I didn't think anything of it and we walked to the car all the while hearing this woman from the other end of the parking lot screaming, "I CAN SEEEEEEEEE YOU!!!!!!" We had another stop to make and we drove to the grocery store. I notice this woman had followed us and was circling the parking lot. We got out of the car and walked toward the entrance of the grocery store and she speeds up next to us and screams from her car with her passenger window rolled down, "I CAN STILL SEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOU!!!!!!!!!!" I blew her a kiss. Guess I should have not mumbled about being invisible, but still, if she had done this to the wrong person it may not have ended well for her. People just don't know how to let things go these days it seems.
An important documentary. I really enjoyed it.
Do you think he has a knack for comedy?
Just as 4 Republicans in the Senate announce their support - thereby rendering the bill filibuster-proof and assuring its passage in the Senate. Now it looks as though it will die in the House. Are there no gays in Cincinnati?
Yes, they're all made by Foxconn in China, and some of the foreign-branded ones are technically better, but when it comes to an overall sense of cohesion and interactivity, it seems to me that HP is better than the foreign brands. Other than HP are there any other American brands?
Could one live there? Thinking of taking a job there
Well? And you can't say Hitchcock, since he only did suspense stuff.
Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Cheyenne Jackson (for a time) - that's a lot of crazy under one roof. Did Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski get along? Jane was not the first choice for the female sidekick role - Fey's friend Rachel Dratch was. Plus you had Elaine Stritch hanging around sometimes.
No need to get the crumpets out, kids, ’cause the tea has been spilled. Remember that 52-second “sex tape” allegedly of noted non-Nazi Cheyenne Jackson? Well, like the glorious stunt queens before him — namely Paris Hilton and more successfully, Kim Kardashian-West (the queen of all stunt queens) — Cheyenne is relishing in the amateurishly-lit spotlight. Or is that Ms. Jackson, if you’re nasty? According to the New York Daily News, “one of Jackson’s pals confirmed” that the nude, tattooed dude in the short clip is “definitely” Jackson. That supposed pal went on to say that the actor loves the press because Ms. Thing has bills to pay. With a new CD, I’m Blue, Skies, out and a recently finished run at New York’s famed Birdland Jazz Club, that fairweather friend said the non-scandal “can only help.” “Let’s just say he’s not doing anything to stop the presses over the tape,” Jackson’s pal claimed. Meanwhile, NYDN ran into Cheyenne at a Q&A and CD signing on Monday at the Drama Book Shop, where they asked him about the tape. They got what passes for proof-positive in the land of the Daily News: “he shook his head as if to say no comment and smiled at us.”
White teenage female dancer traveling with black dance troupe "rescued" by police!
Although he was apparently straight, if Paul Walker had been curious enough to ask for a blowjob from a guy, would you have obliged, even if it was not reciprocated?
DECEMBER 2, 2013 Glamour Magazine have named their top twenty sexiest men of 2013 and Matt Smith places at number 19, just behind tennis star Rafael Nadal at 18 but ahead of Iron Man actor Robert Downey Junior at 20. Superman star Henry Cavill knocked three time winner Robert Pattinson off the top spot in first place. THE COMPLETE LIST 1. Henry Cavill 2. Robert Pattinson 3. Liam Hemsworth 4. Tom Hiddleston 5. Benedict Cumberbatch 6. Harry Styles 7. Chris Hemsworth 8. Idris Elba 9. Jamie Campbell Bower 10. Justin Bieber 11. Charlie Hunnam 12. Ian Somerhalder 13. Matt Bomer 14. Johnny Depp 15. Olly Murs 16. Michael Fassbender 17. Channing Tatum 18. Rafael Nadal 19. Matt Smith 20. Robert Downey Jnr.
Posted following the death of actor Paul Walker, which celebrity deaths spring to mind were ones that you found shocking or surprising? I'm mentioning River Phoenix (20 years ago in 1993) and John Ritter (10 years ago in 2003).
... dear GAWD! I am so sick of people using this word in reference to kids/children. Are they afraid 'kids' sounds too ... agricultural? 'Kiddos' just sounds stupid. And it's EVERYWHERE!
She is looking gorgeous in this clip from 1958. La divina can sang!
Someone found it in our big white cock thread that was deleted. Does anyone have the link? It was an amateur video with this straight guy who gets really uncomfortable when the director puts his hand on his cock. It's real and it's hot. Never saw anything like it. I wonder if the guy when home and stood in the shower for 20 hours washing away the shame.
Old thread link below. ...where will Kalinda end up? And what of the strangely perky Robyn? ...will Peter manage to promote all the pretty girls out of his line of sight? ...will Grace Florrick get into more boring, icky trouble? ...will Diane get her judgeship? ...and will Alicia ever find a man who's not kind of a sleaze? I don't really care that much about Will, because he's kind of a jerk. Cary is nothing but that self-satisfied smile, & Eli's great, because he's completely untrustworthy.
Today's youth faces a different sort of HIV and AIDS epidemic, but they should not be burdened with the guilt and leftover emotions of an older generation's ridicule. The 1980′s are history. They are not a prevention strategy. The war as we once knew it to be...so many others fought so valiantly, is over. May they rest in peace. See link for rest of article
Have you ever invited the guy who reads your gas meter in for a hot sex session? The mailman? The Asian twink who delivers your Chinese food? I want to hear your stories!
Who do you like in the World Series? I have a soft spot for the Sox and their Curse of the Bambino, but then again they did break the curse in 2004 and sweep the Cards. And I like St. Louis, too, so maybe it's time for the Cards to even the score. Either way, I probably won't be watching, but will see the highlights and read about it in the paper. And here, of course.
Ever wonder what a $50 million hot, steaming pile of shit looks like?
Piper Perabo stars in the new tv series for the USA network called "Covert Affiars." She plays Annie Walker on the show. Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Peter Gallagher also star in the show.%0D\ %0D\ The show seems to be very popular right now because it''s getting great reviews. Let''s talk about the show on here.%0D\ %0D\ Any gossip information? Behind the scenes stuff, etc.
.... to do this to me (NSFW)
This is the best thing ever.
How do they do the quick change with the pink vests in "Turn it Off"? I've seen the show twice and I'm dying for a definitive answer. Are the vests tucked into their pants and then quickly pulled up and over their heads? Do the two dancers who are added to the number in the dark have something to do with it? I can't believe there's time for those two guys to bring out the vests and pass them out during those brief few seconds.
Sorry, Slut, I'm not dipping my wick into every hole whenever! Drunk fucking stud-cunt last night wouldn't accept NO for an answer and got whiney, bitchy and then rough, throwing punches and spitting to make his point that, HE NEEDED COCK in his HOLE NOW! Sorry to disappoint but that can be ugly, not hot at all. can't a guy flirt and then call you later? I had a really early morning!
“I don’t know if the Olympics is a place to [declare] ‘This is who I am,’ and ‘This is what I believe,’” he continues. “Why can’t you just put it on the back burner, or why is it so important? ‘I’m an Olympic ski jumper but I’m gay and fuck you.’ I don’t see how the two play together. I mean this is little me talking, having done three Olympics.” “In our lives, according people respect for who and what they are is very high on the list,” he concludes. “I would respect everybody — and if anyone is about dancing to the beat of a distant drummer, it’s me. I would understand that clearly, but those personal lives [regarding] sexual orientation [and] behaviour, it’s not interesting to me.”
Recent anti-gay propaganda laws in Russian have made LGBT life dangerous. This documentary looks at modern gay life in my home country. I am currently finishing a feature length documentary "Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda" about gay life in modern Russia. Since growing up as a confused gay child in the former Soviet Union, it has been my dream to show the world a vision of what it is like to be a member of the LGBT community in my former homeland. As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. Antigay sentiment and legislation are spreading rapidly throughout the country. Earlier this year, the Russian parliament passed a ban on so-called “gay propaganda” that effectively makes nearly any public discussion of gay equality a crime. The city of Moscow has outlawed Gay Pride parades for the next 100 years. Adoption of Russian children is forbidden to citizens of any foreign country that permits gay marriage. And legislation is now being considered that would permit the Russian government to remove gay people’s children from their homes. The Kremlin has chosen the LGBT community as its scapegoat in a populist campaign against supposedly decadent “Western” values, and there are ominous signs of much worse to come. Violent attacks against Russian gays or suspected gays are more and more common. Videos of young LGBT people being taunted and tortured have been widely distributed on the Internet. Those are the stories that get the headlines, but there is much more to the Russian LGBT men and woman I have met. It is my hope that this documentary will educate viewers to their reality....
Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their healthcare plan if they liked it. But already hundreds of thousands of citizens are receiving notification that their plans are being cancelled because they don't comply with the new law, and, according to NBC News, the Obama administration has known for at least three years the cancellations were coming. While campaigning for health care reform in 2009, Obama went out of his way to make one thing perfectly clear: if you like your current health care plan, you will be able to keep it. On June 15, 2009, Obama said this: "We will keep this promise to the American people. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period.” In 2012, he echoed that sentiment, saying, "“If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.” However, many are finding that not to be the case. More than 300,000 cancellation notices have been sent out in Florida, according to Kaiser Health News, and another 180,000 in California. In New Jersey, the number of cancellations tops 800,000, the Star-Ledger reports. According to NBC News, approximately 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million Americans who buy their health insurance individually should expect to receive a cancellation letter over the next year "because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law." This could result in millions of Americans being forced to purchase different policies, potentially at higher premiums. Top 5 Product Launch FailuresPlay video." Top 5 Product Launch Failures So how did the Obama administration know the cancellations would be coming? The Affordable Care Act states that people who had health insurance prior to March 23, 2010 – the day President Obama signed the bill into law – will be able to keep those policies even if they don't meet the requirements of the new law. However, the Department of Health and Human Services tightened that provision, so that "if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered," NBC News reports. Because the market for individual insurance experiences significant turnover, the insinuation is the Obama administration had to have known many policies "grandfathered" in would not qualify for the ACA. NBC News claims that the administration knew in 2010 that "more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them." “This says that when they made the promise [that individuals could keep their plans], they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either,” Robert Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates told NBC News. Monday, former Obama adviser David Axelrod said on MSNBC's Morning Joe that "most people are going to keep their own plan." When asked about Axelrod's admission of "most" as opposed to all, White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledge that some individual's plans will be cancelled, but countered that the plans they switch to will be better and affordable. "What the president said and what everybody said all along is that there are going to be changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act to create minimum standards of coverage," Carney said. "… So it's true that there are existing health-care plans on the individual market that don't meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act." Actually, what the President said back in 2009 was "[the Affordable Care Act] is for people who aren’t happy with their current plan. If you like what you’re getting, keep it. Nobody is forcing you to shift." Only now, some who like their plans are being forced, including Laszewski. According to NBC News, he has a so-called "Cadillac plan" – "the best
Lisa Kudrow's ability to spin gold from shit is pretty remarkable. Who else has a similar gift?
I have been getting a horrible night's sleep for the past month or so. I usually like to drift to sleep watching a favorite show, but no dice. I tried reading, but it keeps me up. I lie awake in the dark and feel antsy and think about everything I need to do, or else I begin imagining death scenarios. I tried Tylenol PM and it makes me feel hideous the next day. Any advice?
Is it better for you than regular ginger?
Upon further reflection he really was not a nice guy or a good person.. One of those guys who is very affectionate and loving when he drinks and could care less about you when he is sober. He was handsome and part of me fell in love with him, and I realize this now. Does the hurt ever stop when you lose someone you love? The world has taken on an almost vicious vibe to me. I do not have any brothers or sisters and just a few close friends, so losing someone to me is a big,big deal. Whereas he has a huge loving family and an endless stream of friends. He actually couldn't care less. Just curious. I have never been so depressed and I feel like it will never end.
What song should she sing in tribute
Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant & John Hurt. Will air today, Saturday, November 23 at 2:50pm ET on BBC America.
I love this look! Post examples please!
I love that look! Both to observe and to participate in....in fact whenever I am naked without socks, I feel a little naked.
and he's never been married. And he's 40.
Mine: Rick Astley
Who'd have thunk it?
Tell us about it. I've never seen a super leaker..
Seriously, she's 53 today!
The 2014 Calendar of Rome's Hot Priests has just been released and if this guy had been my parish priest when I was an altar boy, I'd have been plying him with the sacramental wine and having my way with him.
Despite headlines about a powerful “gay lobby” within the Vatican, and a new Pope promising reform, the Catholic Church’s gay cardinals, monks, and other clergy inhabit a hidden netherworld. In Rome, the author learns how they navigate the dangerous paradox of their lives.
He's a little slut, isn't he?
I don't think we've had a poll on this particular topic since he came out.
OMG! She was so rape raped. I can't believe how Whoopi and Beatty , and Nicholson and Angelica etc. all stood up for him. Angelica was even arrested for cocaine possession but cut a deal to testify BUT her testimony kind of blamed the victim. AND THEY GIVE HIM AN OSCAR!!!!
Can a mother and daughter be any more different: bubble-headed beach blonde and square-jawed bull dagger? Has she ever commented on how she felt about her mother or her life choices? If she thought Jayne might have been mentally ill, pursuing the sex kitten thang long after her shelf life had expired, stripping in dives, etc?
Jim parsons & Todd Spiewak vacationing in Cabo, Jim looks sexy in those shorts, don't you think?
Can't believe she didn't get an Oscar nomination for her stunning performance as Doris Finsecker in FAME. I heard she turned down the starring role in PRETTY WOMAN. Imagine if she had accepted the part. The 90's would have been all about Teefy.
I just re-upped to the Datalounge and before I could get my contribution number recorded my computer crashed. So my contribution has been recorded and I can post and start threads, etc. But I don't have the number. And there have been more than a few times this last year where I've had to re-enter the number again. So how the hell do I contact the webmaster? There doesn't seem to be a link on this page. (Or maybe I'm just too tired to see it). TIA
Titan exclusive, looks borderline psycho...what do we know about him?
A while ago, there was a thread about "Hakan", a straight porn star. I can't find it now, but in that thread I said I remembered a pic of him and another European straight male porn star named "Csoky" or something like that in a very hot homo-erotic photo. Neither (to my knowledge) has ever had sex with another guy on camera. But can you imagine two American straight porn stars posing for a pic like this? (obviously NSFW... Hakan on the right)
I fully support breast cancer awareness and do one of the walks with my boyfriend's sister every single year for the past 4 years. However, I never see any heavy public push for 'mens' cancers; those cancers which kill many men such as colorectal, testicular etc.. Everywhere you look, products in the stores are emblazoned with the pink ribbon, in my state there are those pink ribbon license plates and I swear it seems like every other person has one. The NFL and major league baseball go totally pink during this time of year to the point of being slightly absurd. The network news will have long packages covering the plight of those suffering from breast cancer and/or who've overcome it. Those are all really great things, but colon cancer and testicular cancers kill many men every year; perhaps less than breast cancer but not by so much as to ignore it. There are also men with breast cancer, but one would think breast cancer is a strictly female thing, even though it overwhelmingly affects women. Isn't there some way to bring the plight of mens' cancers more to the forefront? Or, how about just a pop culture push to make everyone aware of all cancer? Maybe a new logo or ribbon which would bring to mind cancers suffered by all people regardless of sex or race?
Should I call in sick?
I'm counting on DL to point out the differences. I've avoided getting involved with bisexual men for years - not for any issue with their own sexual orientation but because, based on my experiences, I've always felt they were different from gay men. But I met a really great guy and we're very attracted to one another. So I thought I'd break my rule and give it a go. We've had a few dates and have a lot of chemistry. I've made it clear that I'm not a bottom, that I'm versatile, that I'm gay and that I'm a grown man. I feel strongly that his sexuality shouldn't define mine in a limiting way. I've been pretty persuasive about the joys of ass play and I haven't been aggressive and have promised to take my time with him, etc. His comfort level is my highest concern. And he has a gorgeous ass. But he's a bit of a tease, a bit coy. He says things like, "If you're lucky, maybe I'll let you do this...," etc. I suppose a certain amount of negotiation is to be expected but it makes think what I've always thought about this equation - bisexual men just want to control everything. Any experience here?
To wear tahitian pearls? I mean, like one on a leather cord around the neck, or wrist? Or is that too fem?
What happened to him?
Because we will never get enough hot black men, bitches
Continuing a great thread with fabulous pecs.
This is *my* definition of a perfect body. Also, the hair on his chest and stomach is perfection. Thanks you Nick!
Baseball? Basketball? Hockey? Football? Soccer?
I know a few bi men who identify as straight. They''re completely comfortable within themselves and acknowledge that they like guys/girls equally, yet if you asked them they''d say they were straight....Is this common amongst bi men?
How about TV? Would it be Harvey Fierstein for film?
Jane Fonda is a double Oscar winner. Surely she should be getting all the older women roles.\ \ Yet it is Judi Dench a mere supporting actress Oscar winner flooded with the scripts.\ \ Why?
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"?
These are people who suck our country dry while creating nothing of real value. They are immoral warts. So, should these financial industry leeches be punished?
You know that feeling in your groin where it feels like it's aching, tingly and/or itchy inside? It only goes away if basically you hump something. What's that called?
I've traveled pretty extensively in my lifetime, and I've never seen a gay Asian couple. They always date white (and occasionally, black) men. What's that about?
The co-CEO of Archie Comics is being sued for gender discrimination after she allegedly stalked her male colleagues and referred to them as "penis" rather than using their actual names. But Nancy Silberkleit's lawyer says the lawsuit is bogus because white men aren't members of a "protected class," reports the New York Daily News. The $3.25-million lawsuit by five Archie employees alleges Silberkleit used her "gender as a weapon" by yelling "Penis! Penis! Penis!" during a meeting. What's more, the plaintiffs allege she used the term for their names regularly, brought Hells Angels to the office to intimidate them, repeatedly made reference to her late husband's handgun and 750 rounds of ammo supposedly kept in the office and stalked employees and their families. Silberkleit has denied the allegations, calling them "cruel and mean and inaccurate." The 59-year-old took over the role of co-CEO after her husband's death in 2008.
Loved her as Stella on the show and wondering if anyone here knows why she left. Any stories from the set? What's Sinese like off camera?
It has been many years since she died, even more since she sat next to her husband as his head was shot off. I was born after that, and my parents always had mixed things to say about her. She "held the country together" but then she made the "bone headed move" [my Mom with a rosary] of marrying Onassis. Enough time has gone by. How does History remember her. How do the fine folks of Datalounge?
This is a TRAGEDY. Twice now I have missed a hot, hot man blowing his load. I DEMAND JUSTICE
Inspired by the Broadway Actors thread.\ \ We all know about Christian Bale screaming at his mother and sister and the tech guy.\ \ We all know about Russell Crowe beating guys up in bars and threatening to beat up the head of BAFTA for not letting him finish his poem on live TV.\ \ Who else?
Any ::bwwooooonk:: questions?
Trannies and Intersex (whatever that is) were bad enough now people who don't want to be referred to by any gender now need to be included in the GLBIT identity. I don't even know where to begin with this. Obviously, there is no excuse for the asshole who set this person's skirt on fire, and I hope he gets savagely raped in prison, but I don't want to be associated with someone's mental illness. "After 18-year-old Luke "Sasha" Fleischman was set afire last week for wearing a skirt on an Oakland bus, students at Maybeck High in Berkeley wore skirts and kilts to school in a show of solidarity for their classmate. Since the attack, donations of more than $20,000 have poured in to help with the teenager's medical bills, as the story garnered international attention - and outrage. The brutal act, coupled with the kind response, put a new spotlight on gender nonconformity, an issue long championed by the LGBT community but one that is gaining increasing attention on the streets, in schools and from legislatures. It's an issue that could even affect our language, in the form of new gender-neutral pronouns being discussed on college campuses. Awareness growing Experts say there is still much work to be done for a broader understanding of gender nonconformity, a phenomenon that often starts in childhood, when youngsters don't conform to gender expectations in their dress or other behaviors. But the violent Fleischman case underscores the fact that the public at large is becoming more aware of the issue. "I was horrified by what Sasha has gone through, but I was heartened by the response," said Carolyn Laub, executive director of the Gay Straight Alliance Network, a youth leadership organization fighting gender oppression and stereotyping in schools. "So I was struck by this dissonance. What this tells me is that there is a strong level of support in this person's life, but there is hostility and violence in another part." Fleischman, who identifies as "agender" or "gender queer" and has an affinity for wearing skirts, was heading home to East Oakland from Maybeck at the time of the attack. The suspect, 16-year-old Oakland resident Richard Thomas, reportedly admitted to police that he was "homophobic." Fleischman is now at St. Francis Memorial Hospital and will require numerous surgeries for second- and third-degree burns. "It's that jarring contrast between support and rejection," Laub said, "that presents a larger message about where we are as a culture." Few would dispute that gender nonconformity is taking a more prominent place in culture. More than 60 percent of public high schools in California have gay straight alliance clubs on campus, operating under the umbrella Gay Straight Alliance Network. Some colleges have added "neither" to the male and female gender categories on new student applications. Documentaries such as "Straightlaced: How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up" and "It's Elementary: Talking about Gay Issues in School" have been shown in hundreds of primary and secondary schools across the state. And earlier this year, the School Success and Opportunities Act was passed in California, reaffirming existing antidiscrimination laws requiring that transgender students be provided with the safe and supportive school environment needed to succeed. Adjusting the language Linguists are getting in on the act, too. New gender-neutral pronouns are being introduced on college campuses, including at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University, with suggested usages including "ze" rather than "she" and "he." The plural "they" is being used as a gender-neutral term for the singular "he" or "she." Nevertheless, high rates of violence directed at people who don't conform to gender norms persist, said Rebecca Rolfe, executive director of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center. "I've been doing this work for years, and there has been added public awareness, but it's still a new issue for most people. Most people don't know someone who is gender neutral, or don't know someone who is transgender."
The other thread is full, and we need to provide emotional support to Brandon, Cameron and Abe the only studs left whose taints are untouched by dick or dildo (at least on film). Stay strong and whatever you do don't sign up with Men.com!
with Meryl Streep and DeNiro.\ \ It has the most shmaltzy, romantic soundtrack ever. And I LOVE it. I have relayed my DVR like 10 times today to watch the train scene in the middle where he tells her that he loves her, and then the ending. The music is SO 80''s but so beautiful.
Be kind. They're trying.
The title goes from Morgan Fairchild to Christie Brinkley. Is her face just meant for injections because she already had plump cheeks? I don't get it. The bottom photos of her at 58 are unbelievable. Specifically photo #35. She's crafty to not show her hands or feet. Who else? I can't think of anyone who looks better.
I spent more than an hour tonight gchatting with a F2M transgender person. He and I met on CL more than a month ago, but we have not actually met in person. We have traded photos. Our chat tonight was not exclusively about sex, but some of it was. I'm seriously considering meeting him and the possibility of having sex. The thing on my mind is he has a vagina. He calls it a pussy. I have never had sex with a female, but frankly, I consider him a male. I would not be attracted to a female or ever consider having sex with one. I am 53 year old gay man. I came out when i was 22. I have had probably 1,500 male sex partners. The idea of him blowing me, which he says he wants to do bad, turns me on. But so does the idea of frontal intercourse. THAT IS REALLY ODD, and Im trying to figure out what that means or what is behind that. I'm just wondering if this is something I might regret later in that I question to some extent my own identity. I never went through that "I'm bi" stage or any of that shit. When I decided to come out, I just did it. I dated girls in college, quite a few actually, but at the end of college, I made a clean break from all my fraternity brothers and the girls i dated and really just sort of went off and started a new life. Oddly, I'm not interested in kissing this guy at all. He is relatively attractive to me, but I am attracted to all sizes and shapes of men. So, DLs, what should I do? Is it crazy for a confirmed gay man of 30-years to be interested in sex with a man who has a vagina? Does that mean I am bisexual? I'm seriously confused. And this is NOT an EST.
What do we think, DL? He's frightening, yes, but he does have great nipples and a beautiful foreskin. How does he get away with all these nude shots in Russia?
That seems odd.
Hottie with that short short side hair. Must hand out at the Eagle on the weekends. Who's hit it?
Do you do them prior to working out? I do them for about 10 minutes. It is amazing how many gym bunnies I see who start working out without doing any calisthenics.
Hardcover edition and it qualifies for free shipping! Sweet deal!
I've heard him mentioned quite a few times. I youtube-ed him, and I found him to be very charming and charismatic. I was reading up on him and back in the day he used to be one of Hollywood's best. It's sad he died so young because of drug overdose. Had he lived, he would've starred in Titanic. Discuss.
Her most fascinating people this year include Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Duck Dynasty cast, Pope Francis, Jennifer Lawrence, Robin Roberts, Diana Nyad, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Prince George.
What is happening here on DL? There is a new 900 page Barbara Stanwyck biography by Victoria Wilson, and unless I'm missing something, no one on DL has mentioned it. The book is actually the first volume of the bio that Wilson is writing, and deals with the years 1907 - 1940. It covers her marriage to Frank Fay, her romance with Frank Capra, who made her a star, and second marriage to Robert Taylor. The reviews I have read say nothing about Stanwyck as a lesbian. Maybe Stanwyck didn't turn to the ladies for love until later in life.
Don't forget the body make-up and airbrushing. That skank has aged hideously.
Does she donate to any of them? NEVER!!! I can slap her, right?
Will there be a tasteful yet touching montage?
If you could create your ideal life, what would it be? For example, where would you live? What would you do as a career (if you had one)? Who would be your ideal mate? Etc.
You are a waiter, douchebag, and it happened yesterday!!! We know!!!!
Poverty and weak governance in elephant range states, together with rising demand for illegal ivory in consuming nations, are believed to be the key factors behind the increase in elephant poaching in recent years.
Says it wasn't really his body in the sex tape (though he doesn't talk about the Dirty Sanchez), and says the memoir was ghostwritten and that he has high respect for his former Saved by the Bell castmates.
I mean, isn't the whole thing about fucking a woman is that you're getting to fuck pussy? I wonder how many straight guys, if given the choice, would only fuck their female partners in the ass.
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?
has nothing to do with Courtney Love
I haven't gained any weight on the scale, but my stomach is huge. I seriously look five months pregnant. Is it the booze? I am a 41 year old female, if it matters, and I drink 1 to 1.5 bottles of wine a night. How long will it take to lose the wine belly (if that is indeed the problem)?
Past or present. This world or elsewhere.
having Michael Bolton screaming out songs about snow falling. I get all tingly just watching him straining on the piano stool. Fucker looks good though, I will give him that.
A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was still unclear, he said. Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: "That's the question we need to answer."
Anybody else ever notice the history of thefts by LBGT people from charities that are intended to help the LBGT community? I'm thinking of the defunct Boston-to-NYC AIDS Ride; or more recently, the Boston Living Center scandal. I recall that during the March on DC in the early 1990s, there were guys on street corners collecting garbage bags full of dollars for some LBGT charity, but the organizer just picked-up and fled with all the bags, over $100,000 at the time, worth so much more in today's dollars. There are more, I can't recall right now. What's to make of this sleazy history?
Myles Standish, your dick is so small they should call you Inch Standish.
In 1999, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, a skeptic of all things Christianity, and in a committed lesbian relationship. Her academic specialty was Queer Theory, a postmodern form of gay and lesbian studies. Today Butterfield is a mother of four, a homemaker, and wife of a Presbyterian pastor named Kent. They live in Durham, North Carolina.
OMG, I never got that joke until today!
Handsome man. Bizarro ears. What's the scoop on him? Now with his name spelled correctly.
Arm yourself with knowledge. This link includes all the info you need about the Affordable Care Act (aka "ObamaCare"), in plain English. It tells you what is in it, and when things to into effect. It explains this whole "is it a tax? is it a mandate?" thing as well... exposing all the lies the right is pushing. Know the facts. Then spread them around. Confront anyone who doesn't know what they're talking about, or who is spreading lies. Lots of great, easy to understand info at the link:
This video was posted in another thread, Ass of the Day, Shower Edition. The guy in that thread was identified as Storm Lefron aka Baseball Dude. What do you think of his ass and body? Of course, NSFW.
Jesus they have been promoing this show since may. Do they not realize how fucking weird James Spader looks now?
Huh? Answer me that!
Redheads are so sexy.
It's been a long time since we had a good trouser tent sighting thread. Post your stories of that hot third cousin stopping by who can't control his trouser meat from stabbing at his khakis. Or that beefy married guy who quickly threw on a pair of swears, no underwear, to pick up some last minute items at the grocery store. Or sweet old gramps sitting in the BarcaLounger with his disturbing yet riveting elder log pressed up against his sansabelts.
Andy Cohen mentioned it. Was it bad?
Every day I'm being subjected to the horrifically-unfunny Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy "wackiness": Ron Burgundy does car commercials. Ron Burgundy sings the national anthem. Ron Burgundy does color commentary for curling (it's funny because curling is lame--get it?!). Ron Burgundy is "guest anchor" for an actual newscast (after they get all the murder and disaster stories out of the way, of course). This started last month, and will go on until the movie premiers this Christmas. There's nothing I'd enjoy more than to see that overrated and over-hyped franchise tank! Sadly, it probably won't.
A spinoff thread from the never ending saga of Colton Haynes threads, dedicated Jerreth, ex-boyfriend to DL Twink Saint, Colton Haynes. Discuss!
Time is a dark mistress.
Any rumors at the time? It would explain her despair. (plus she played the drums)
NEW YORK — In the not-too-distant future, Amazon deliveries could come by air directly to your doorstep. The online mega-retailer unveiled plans on Sunday for a new delivery service called Prime Air, which uses unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones — that look like toy helicopters. The “octocopters” aren’t ready to take flight yet. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in an interview on 60 Minutes that the drones would be ready to take flight in four to five years. But an Amazon spokesperson pointed to an updated post on the company’s website promising aerial deliveries as soon as federal rules change. Those FAA rules could come as soon as 2015. The type of flights Bezos proposed are currently not allowed. Unlike some other drones currently used, these would be autonomous — they would fly without a pilot. “I know this looks like science fiction. It’s not,” Bezos said in the CBS interview. “It drops the package. You come and get your package and we can do half-hour deliveries.” Bezos said the drone models Amazon is currently testing have a range of 10 miles and can handle products under five pounds, which is nearly 90% of the company’s offerings. “It won’t work for everything,” Bezos said. “We’re not going to deliver kayaks, or table saws this way.” Amazon has long used innovative delivery strategies to gain an advantage over other retailers. Its warehouses, called fulfillment centers, are famously efficient. The company was also quick to recognize the promise of free shipping on larger purchases, and its Prime service now offers free shipping for a flat annual fee. Other companies including pizza chain Dominos have floated the idea of using delivery drones. All have to consider what Bezos described as a key concern: “This thing can’t land on somebody’s head while they’re walking around their neighborhood.”
(CNN) -- An 85-year-old American man on an organized tour of North Korea was pulled off a plane in Pyongyang just minutes before it was to depart, the man's son told CNN on Wednesday. The family has had no contact with Merrill Newman of Palo Alto, California, since he was detained on October 26, his son Jeff Newman said. "This is a misunderstanding. My father is a (Korean War) veteran and wanted to see the country and culture he has been interested in for years," Jeff Newman said. "He arranged this with a travel agent that was recommended and said was approved by the North Korean government for travel of foreigners. He had all the proper visas." The U.S. State Department is working to resolve the matter with North Korea's top ally, China. Ambassador Glyn Davies, the U.S. special representative for North Korean policy, met with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing for several hours Thursday. "We are working very hard ... to try to move this issue along," Davies said after the session. "We certainly think that North Korea should think long and hard about (this) and understand that for the United States, this is a matter of core concern for us." The relationship between North Korea and Washington has been especially testy in recent years as the United States and other world powers have tried to limit the nation's nuclear ambitions. On Tuesday, the State Department warned Americans not to travel to North Korea. Previously, the agency had warned U.S. citizens of the "serious risks" of travel to the reclusive country -- including arbitrary arrest for what would be innocuous acts elsewhere. But its last travel warning, issued on October 1, didn't include the stronger language advising against all travel. Newman's arrest appears to be "an indication that North Korea seems not to be seeking a better relationship with United States," Davies said. "They are not taking action to address our concerns." Jeff Newman said his family has been working through the State Department since they found out that his father was being held. "We've worked through the State Department from the day he was supposed to depart," Newman said later on CNN's AC360. "... We've heard nothing." Newman said what he has heard has primarily come from his father's traveling companion, who was on the plane when he was taken off. He identified the traveling companion as Bob Hamrdla, a friend who lives in the same retirement community. North Korea has not publicly acknowledged it detained Newman. But the family believes the elder Newman's military service during the Korean War may be related to his detention, his son said. Park Syung-je, chairman of the Seoul-based Asia Strategy Institute, says Newman may have been arrested on espionage charges. As a Korean War veteran, Newman might have told his minders he fought against North Korea. They may have reported it, and it resulted in his detention. Pyongyang previously announced that the safety of Americans cannot be guaranteed on North Korean soil. Meeting with authorities The day before Newman was to leave North Korea, he and his tour guide met with "one or two Korean authorities," his son said. During that meeting, Newman's service record was discussed, he said. "I understand my dad was a bit bothered," Newman said. But neither he nor his traveling companion believed there was an issue. The next day, Newman and Hamrdla boarded a plane for Beijing. Five minutes before the plane was to depart, authorities boarded and asked to see Newman's passport, his son said. According to the traveling companion's account, the authorities then asked the elder Newman to leave the plane with them, Jeff Newman said. When the plane landed, Hamrdla immediately contacted the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to report Newman had been taken off the plane, the younger Newman said. Why do people want to visit North Korea? 'Trip of a lifetime' The elder Newman was enjoying the trip and called home from North Korea to tell his wife about it, his son said. The family also received postcards sent by Newman during the tour of North Korea
Faith McGregor stepped into the Terminal Barber Shop on Bay St. for a lunch-hour haircut, requesting a butch-style “businessman,’’ short on the sides, tapered, and trim up top. Co-owner Omar Mahrouk demurred, as did two other barbers working that day, explaining that his Muslim faith prohibited him from touching a woman who was not a member of his family. McGregor was displeased, claims to have felt like a second-class citizen, and denounced Mahrouk. “You are sexist,’’ she stated before leaving. “For me it was just a haircut and started out about me being a woman. Now we’re talking about religion versus gender versus human rights and businesses in Ontario,” said McGregor. She filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario almost immediately, saying she felt like a “second-class citizen.” Mahrouk’s response to the tribunal, provided through his lawyer David Kolinsky, doesn’t dispute McGregor’s complaint but says being forced to cut a woman’s hair would violate his freedom of religion. “We live for our values. We are people who have values and we hold on to it. I am not going to change what the faith has stated to us to do. This is not extreme — this is just a basic value that we follow,” said Karim Saaden, co-owner of the Terminal Barber Shop. He noted that it was a matter of adherence to faith, not a gender issue. “In our faith, for instance, I can cut my mother’s hair, I can cut my sister’s hair, I can cut my wife’s hair, my daughter’s hair,” said Saaden. The barbershop suggested a solution to McGregor toward the end of August, offering her a haircut from a barber willing to do so. “It’s the principle of the matter so I turned down their lawyer’s offer and said, ‘No, I wish to continue with the tribunal,’ because this needs to be discussed and now it’s bigger than what occurred with me that one day, in one afternoon,” said McGregor. She is asking the tribunal to force Terminal Barber Shop to offer its men’s haircuts to both genders, and suggests in her application that the shop post a sign indicating it serves both men and women. She is not seeking money. So who do you side with? The Lesbian or the Male Barber?
Why isn't she a huge TV star?
I'm binge watching Hell on Wheels on NetFlix, and wondering why on earth we haven't discussed Anson Mount, the lead actor. Tall, dark, and handsome, and with the best Southern accent I've heard on television. He's also 40 and no mention of ever having been married--is he of the homosexual persuasion?
December 2: Lisa Whelchel and Kim Richards are guests on BRAVO's Watch What Happens Live. December 3: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman complete series DVD set is released. December 5: The Sound of Music Live! airs on NBC. December 9: Six by Sondheim documentary premieres on HBO. December 22: Merrily We Roll Along (Menier production) video available for sale (digital only). December 25: August: Osage County opens in theaters. December 31: Bea Benaderet's annual New Year's Eve party.
Do you realize that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux haven’t been photographed together since September?! CALL OFF THE WEDDING. No, seriously, is the wedding called off?
I can't believe he's 34! He looks at least 10 years younger. Anyone have any gossip about him?
How do you know where to go? What's the procedure? How do you not get arrested? Can you name any good places in LA or NY? TIA!
They look like freaks. Are they breeding babies for height over there?
...Besides Jeff Gordon, of course. I''ve also heard rumors about Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Dale Jr.
The Salvation Army has expressed their Christian beliefs in the past, stating that they do not accept the LGBTQ lifestyle, nor do they stand up for gay marriage. Salvation Army went on record recently, stating that LGBTQ parents should be put to death as the bible instructs. Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio hosted by journalist Serena Ryan, to discuss a recent call by LGBTQ parents for a boycott of the nonprofit for its anti-gay policies and beliefs. Ryan questioned Craibe about Salvation Story: Salvationist Handbook of Doctrine, the manual used to train Salvation sa1Army “soldiers” and members. Several chapters refer to the sin of homosexuality, including a section that cites Romans 1:18-32, which includes a admonition that homosexuals “deserved to die”;
We have fag hags.
I can't seem to find the amount of my premium on the website....where is it?
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?
Which are good to go to? How have they been lately? Have we run into anyone famous at any of them? What's the gossip on NYJP/others?
No Super famous people just working actors we want to fuck
Please use this thread to say offensive things to the fraus.
He's all that ... and then some. Paul Walker posed shirtless for the new Davidoff fragrance campaign, shot in Hawaii. Walker is the face of Davidoff Cool Water's "Love the Ocean 2" initiative in partnership with National Geographic, which is aiming to identify, study and protect fragile marine ecosystems across the world. The 40-year-old stripped down to his jeans for the photo shoot, putting his abs on display as he smiled on the beach. Walker has studied marine biology and has a passion for the sea -- he even appeared on Shark Week this summer. Let's all think back to "She's All That," "Varsity Blues" and "Joy Ride" as we take a look at this steamy pic ...
I spent New Year's Eve at the red-blooded, all-American epicenter of college football: at the Chick-fil-A Bowl, next to Dan Cathy, as his personal guest. It was among the most unexpected moments of my life. Yes, after months of personal phone calls, text messages and in-person meetings, I am coming out in a new way, as a friend of Chick-fil-A's president and COO, Dan Cathy, and I am nervous about it. I have come to know him and Chick-fil-A in ways that I would not have thought possible when I first started hearing from LGBT students about their concerns over the chicken chain's giving practices. For many this news of friendship might be shocking. After all, I am an out, 40-year-old gay man and a lifelong activist for equality. I am also the founder and executive director of Campus Pride, the leading national organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally college students. Just seven months ago our organization advanced a national campaign against Chick-fil-A for the millions of dollars it donated to anti-LGBT organizations and divisive political groups that work each day to harm hardworking LGBT young people, adults and our families. I have spent quite some time being angry at and deeply distrustful of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A. If he had his way, my husband of 18 years and I would never be legally married. Why was I now standing next to him at one of the most popular football showdowns? How could I dare think to have a relationship with a man and a company that have advocated against who I am; who would take apart my family in the name of "traditional marriage"; whose voice and views represented exactly the opposite of those of the students for whom I advocate every day? Dan is the problem, and Chick-fil-A is the enemy, right? Like most LGBT people, I was provoked by Dan's public opposition to marriage equality and his company's problematic giving history. I had the background and history on him, so I thought, and had my own preconceived notions about who he was. I knew this character. No way did he know me. That was my view. But it was flawed. For nearly a decade now, my organization, Campus Pride, has been on the ground with student leaders protesting Chick-fil-A at campuses across the country. I had researched Chick-fil-A's nearly $5 million in funding, given since 2003, to anti-LGBT groups. And the whole nation was aware that Dan was "guilty as charged" in his support of a "biblical definition" of marriage. What more was there to know? On Aug. 10, 2012, in the heat of the controversy, I got a surprise call from Dan Cathy. He had gotten my cell phone number from a mutual business contact serving campus groups. I took the call with great caution. He was going to tear me apart, right? Give me a piece of his mind? Turn his lawyers on me? The first call lasted over an hour, and the private conversation led to more calls the next week and the week after. Dan Cathy knew how to text, and he would reach out to me as new questions came to his mind. This was not going to be a typical turn of events. His questions and a series of deeper conversations ultimately led to a number of in-person meetings with Dan and representatives from Chick-fil-A. He had never before had such dialogue with any member of the LGBT community. It was awkward at times but always genuine and kind. It is not often that people with deeply held and completely opposing viewpoints actually risk sitting down and listening to one another. We see this failure to listen and learn in our government, in our communities and in our own families. Dan Cathy and I would, together, try to do better than each of us had experienced before. Never once did Dan or anyone from Chick-fil-A ask for Campus Pride to stop protesting Chick-fil-A. On the contrary, Dan listened intently to our concerns and the real-life accounts from youth about the negative impact that Chick-fil-A was having on campus climate and safety at colleges across the country. He was concerned about an incident last fall where a fraternity was tabling next to the Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus. Whenever an out gay student on campus would walk past the table, the fraternity would chant, "We love Chick-fil-A," and then shout anti-gay slurs at the student. Dan sought first to understand, not to be understood. He confessed that he had been naïve to the issues at hand and the unintended impact of his company's actions. Chick-fil-A also provided access to internal documents related to the funding of anti-LGBT groups and asked questions about our concerns related to this funding. An internal document, titled "Who We Are," expressed Chick-fil-A's values, which included their commitment "to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect," including LGBT people. Dan and his family members had personally drafted, refined and approved the document. Through all this, Dan and I shared respectful, enduring communication and built trust. His demeanor has always been one of kindness and openness. Even when I continued to directly question his public actions and the funding decisions, Dan embraced the opportunity to have dialogue and hear my perspective. He and I were committed to a better understanding of one another. Our mutual hope was to find common ground if possible, and to build respect no matter what. We learned about each other as people with opposing views, not as opposing people. During our meetings I came to see that the Chick-fil-A brand was being used by both sides of the political debate around gay marriage. The repercussion of this was a deep division and polarization that was fueling feelings of hate on all sides. As a result, we agreed to keep the ongoing nature of our meetings private for the time being. The fire needed no more fuel. Throughout the conversations Dan expressed a sincere interest in my life, wanting to get to know me on a personal level. He wanted to know about where I grew up, my faith, my family, even my husband, Tommy. In return, I learned about his wife and kids and gained an appreciation for his devout belief in Jesus Christ and his commitment to being "a follower of Christ" more than a "Christian." Dan expressed regret and genuine sadness when he heard of people being treated unkindly in the name of Chick-fil-a -- but he offered no apologies for his genuine beliefs about marriage. And in that we had great commonality: We were each entirely ourselves. We both wanted to be respected and for others to understand our views. Neither of us could -- or would -- change. It was not possible. We were different but in dialogue. That was progress. In many ways, getting to know Dan better has reminded me of my relationship with my uncle, who is a pastor at a Pentecostal church. When I came out as openly gay in college, I was aware that his religious views were not supportive of homosexuality. But my personal relationship with my uncle reassured me of his love for me -- and that love extends to my husband. My uncle would never want to see any harm come to me or Tommy. His beliefs prevented him from fully reconciling what he understood as the immorality of homosexuality with the morality of loving and supporting me and my life. It was, and remains, an unsolvable riddle for him, hating the sin and loving the sinner. My relationship with Dan is the same, though he is not my family. Dan, in his heart, is driven by his desire to minister to others and had to choose to continue our relationship throughout this controversy. He had to both hold to his beliefs and welcome me into them. He had to face the issue of respecting my viewpoints and life even while not being able to reconcile them with his belief system. He defined this to me as "the blessing of growth." He expanded his world without abandoning it. I did, as well. As Dan and I grew through mutual dialogue and respect, he invited me to be his personal guest on New Year's Eve at the Chick-fil-A Bowl. This was an event that Campus Pride and others had planned to protest. Had I been played? Seduced into his billionaire's life? No. It was Dan who took a great risk in inviting me: He stood to face the ire of his conservative base (and a potential boycott) by being seen or photographed with an LGBT activist. He could have been portrayed as "caving to the gay agenda" by welcoming me. Instead, he stood next to me most of the night, putting respect ahead of fear. There we were on the sidelines, Dan, his wife, his family and friends and I, all enjoying the game. And that is why building a relationship with someone I thought I would never understand mattered. Our worlds, different as they can be, could coexist peacefully. The millions of college football fans watching the game never could have imagined what was playing out right in front of them. Gay and straight, liberal and conservative, activist and evangelist -- we could stand together in our difference and in our respect. How much better would our world be if more could do the same? This past week Chick-fil-A shared with me the 2011 IRS Form 990, filed in November for the WinShape Foundation, along with 2012 financials. The IRS has not released the 990 to the public yet, but the financials affirm Chick-fil-A's values a year prior to the controversy this past July. The nearly $6 million in outside grant funding focuses on youth, education, marriage enrichment and local communities. The funding reflects Chick-fil-A's promised commitment not to engage in "political or social debates," and the most divisive, anti-LGBT groups are no longer listed. Even as Campus Pride and so many in the community protested Chick-fil-A and its funding of groups like Family Research Council, Eagle Forum and Exodus International, the funding of these groups had already stopped. Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A could have noted this publicly earlier. Instead, they chose to be patient, to engage in private dialogue, to reach understanding,and to share proof with me when it was official. There was no "caving"; there were no "concessions." There was, in my view, conscience. This is why, after discussions with Dan and Chick-fil-A, Campus Pride suspended our campaign. Like Dan, we had faith. It took time to be proven publicly. Now it is all about the future, one defined, let's hope, by continued mutual respect. I will not change my views, and Dan will likely not change his, but we can continue to listen, learn and appreciate "the blessing of growth" that happens when we know each other better. I hope that our nation's political leaders and campus leaders might do the same. In the end, it is not about eating (or eating a certain chicken sandwich). It is about sitting down at a table together and sharing our views as human beings, engaged in real, respectful, civil dialogue. Dan would probably call this act the biblical definition of hospitality. I would call it human decency. So long as we are all at the same table and talking, does it matter what we call it or what we eat?
There's an uptick in discussion about her around the internet and I just noticed someone mentioned her on the 2014 comings out thread. I know she's gay-friendly, but where are people getting that she has a gf?
WTF was his problem?
I'm a fan of Sonic because of their chili pie. McDonald's Fajitas are good too though they're only available in select locations. Burger King makes me sick.
How many times have you "fallen" for ads like this.
Either because of societal changes, the fact that we just now know better, etc. I'll start. This was the 80s and my 12th grade government teacher, routinely fucked students. It was an open secret and no one cared or stopped it. In fact, it was kind of expected and laughed about.
"If The State loses its grip over your mind, it loses the key to its very survival."
Hi. I'm so nice except don't even try to pull any shit with me.
Post your TRUE stories of meeting a (seemingly) heterosexual man or woman who immediately started giving off the vibe that they were interested in you. Were they married or single? What did they do to show their interest and how did you respond? What was the outcome? No "straight-acting" fantasies or anything along those lines. This is for true stories.
Which one are you?
Sometimes the commentaries on DVDs are complete disasters, as when the director and a couple of pals babble through the length of the movie and never refer to what's happening! Or when an academic reads a paper while the movie plays, again without ever referring to it! But some commentaries are wonderful. What are the best ones you've seen? My contribution: Todd Haynes' commentary on "Far from Heaven." Informative, intelligent, graceful.
For some reason she gets a bad rap on this board, but I happen to love her. She's smart and witty and funny. She has a very positive aura. She has a good heart and really seems to care about finding true love for her millionaire clients. She also happens to look amazing. I can't believe she's in her 50s. She looks a good 10-15 years younger than her age. I know she's had trouble finding true love for herself, which is really a shame because she has so much love to give. I love her and her entertaining BRAVO show. I always try to catch it Thursdays at 9 or the rerun the following Tuesday at 10.
Like Halle Berry, Jared Padalecki, Kristen Bell, and Scarlet Johansson. Discuss.
'Wonder Woman' Returns On Me-TV Posted: 11/30/2013 2:26 pm EST | Updated: 11/30/2013 3:50 pm EST Lynda Carter's "Wonder Woman" is heading back to your small screen come Christmastime. Me-TV announced earlier this week that they'll show all 60 episodes of the 1970s series starring Lynda Carter starting Dec. 27 with the pilot. The show will join Me-TV's Saturday night line-up. "Wonder Woman" ran from 1975 to 1979 and since then, many networks have tried to recreate Carter's iconic portrayal on TV. Few have succeeded. Carter once told ET that Hollywood doesn't understand Wonder Woman's powers. "She is an Amazon Princess and she's got really strong sisterhood values. She's smart, and she just happens to be beautiful and super strong..." Now, it looks like Me-TV has the right idea by giving life to the classic show without altering a single thing. Catch the pilot of "Wonder Woman" on Me-TV on Dec. 27 at 8 pm EST.
They weren't even famous or beautiful.
Even though you have worked all day?
Has this been your experience? Please share your stories of asshole Leos.
I know I''m probably late with this, but I just discovered him today. Canadian model and occasional actor Thierry Pepin. Made a gay porn film in 1999, which was subsequently re-released with his scenes cut out. Owns a Quebec-themed restaurant in NYC. Currently the body of Greg Homme.%0D\ %0D\ Gay, right? Not just gay-for-pay.
The former Olympic ice princess is gay, yes? He lives in SF. Who's had him?
"The family of Norman Rockwell is waging a fierce campaign against a new biography of him, bristling at the book’s suggestions that Rockwell, artist of small-town Americana, could have been secretly gay or harbored pedophilic impulses." Link to NY Times article below.
After two months, I have finally cleaned out my damned DVR. All programs watched, I'm all up to date on all of my shows. Thank the lord jesus christ for giving us this long holiday weekend. Is there a better feeling than a clean DVR?
Will Ferrell assumes his alter ego behind the anchors' desk of a local newscast, as part of press tour for Anchorman 2 ----- Is it only me or does this Will Ferrell / Ron Burgundy schtick really annoy anyone else. I get it -- Ferrell is playing a fictional character and bringing him into the real world. But isn't it a bit of overkill (or overhype, as the case might be)? In the past, the world didn't need Clark Gable playing Rhett Butler showing up in Atlanta or Audrey Hepburn appearing at Tiffany's in character as Holly Golightly. Not to mention that many news broadcasts are jokes in themselves, but to have a fictional "jokey" character reporting the top stories?
I was listening to Justin Bieber's new song released today called "Change Me" and I thought what if there was a pill available that could change your feelings and make you 100% heterosexual. How many of you all would take it?
Because it's time... Because I just saw him on Nightline reporting live, and he'll be on GMA tomorrow, so no sleep for our Davey. Will he get a room at the Empire Hotel - just for old times' sake? And speaking of trois, who would be in his menage a trois? David, Peter Jennings, and Diane Sawyer working the dildo.
I just saw the Dallas Buyer's Club, he's unbelievably good. I picture Claire Danes walking out of a screening, on her phone to her agent and screaming YOU FUCKING GET ME THAT KIND OF ROLE!!!! NOW!!!!!!
Do straights feel this, too?
Is it all caked on makeup? People who gave met him in person gave said he almost gives off a glow or radiance when he's around.
Say it, post photos and, above all, say why you like one or as many types as you like...
“Would you expect a Jewish bakery to serve a neo-Nazi who wanted a cake with a swastika on it?” Teresa Harke, a spokeswoman for the council and a related group, Friends of Religious Freedom, said in an interview with Portland’s Oregonian newspaper last week. Oregon Jewish leaders responded angrily this week, with rabbis and heads of organizations signing a letter that called Harke’s comment an “insult to the memory of those who perished” in the Holocaust and said the antigay groups were using “one of history’s greatest atrocities to forward your political agenda,” the Oregonian reports. “It really is using an illustration that is so offensive,” Rabbi Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, who wrote the letter, said in an interview with the Oregonian Monday. “Here you’re making a comparison between a hate group that supports the elimination of Jews in the world and a couple that wants to sanctify their marriage.” Oregon Family Council president Jack Louman defended Harke, saying her comments “were made in the context of an example of rights of individual conscience.” He added, “The example was not meant to offend you or anyone else and as such will not be used in the future. We deeply respect the Jewish community in Oregon and it was not our intention to be offensive.”
I've seen her already on NBC and on CNN and I think it's the same woman I say speaking to a reporter on ABC this morning. She just did a long interview with CNN. A sit-down, in studio interview. HOW do people do this? How do you pull yourself together in less than 24 hours, glam yourself up and of course get your name out to the media (because the NTSB certainly isn't issuing names) so easily after so much carnage and death? She's going on about how all she could think was "I HAVE to survive!". She's young, attractive and obviously loves the cameras but how in the world can she do this? It's the grown-up equivalent of those famewhoring high school girls who always make their ways to the reporters after a H.S. student dies horribly. WTF is wrong with these people? (Link to one of her interviews below)
The star also candidly spoke out about that Hollywood relationship, which saw her shoot to fame all those years ago, and described the personal sacrifices that she felt she had to make in order to be Mrs Tom Cruise. 'That was a great relationship. It was great,' she said. 'I think it ran its course.' 'I was never seeking to be a celebrity. But I was prepared to do that for love. And that is something that is hard to do. 'It's hard when you're young. But I'm ready to give up anything for love, because ultimately, that is what you have.' The 43-year-old also admitted that she found the high-profile marriage breakdown a struggle. 'I was really damaged and not sure whether that was ever going to happen again to me,' she told us. 'I certainly never thought I'd have a baby at 41. But we never know what's around the corner.' But, hurt and divorce aside, ultimately she argues that the notion of falling in love is what drives her. 'I'm very driven by falling in love,' she said. 'I fall in love and I'll drop everything and change everything.'
“Clear History,” the title of a delicious new HBO film by Larry David, refers to the humiliating steps a loser takes to wipe his billion-dollar belly flop from the world’s memory drive. And it is obvious from the opening moments, when Nathan Flomm, played by Mr. David, is driving a convertible in San Jose, Calif., singing along to a song by the band Chicago, that Mr. David is back in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” form. “Clear History” is a comedy about failure, and nobody has been more successful at exploiting that theme than Mr. David. This latest offering on Saturday lasts a little over an hour, and it is not so much a movie as a lagniappe: an extra dessert or liqueur restaurateurs give free to loyal customers, or, in this case, curb your enthusiasts. Mr. David dons a Hawaiian shirt, long hair and a flowing Unabomber beard to portray a West Coast marketing director (“I was the brains behind Edible Arrangements”) who has a tact problem. Nathan is so impolitic with his ecology-minded boss, an inventor named Will Haney (Jon Hamm) that he loses his 10 percent stake in the company on the eve of its breakthrough: an electric car with twice the battery life of its competitors. The car is hailed as the Model T of the 21st century, and Will is an environmental hero on the cover of Time magazine. Nathan is a small sidebar as the man who, in one rash moment of folly, lost everything. (The name Nathan Flomm sounds a little like Ethan Frome). The shame is so blistering it drives Nathan to seek a new identity. He changes his name to Rolly and moves to Martha’s Vineyard, where he starts over as a housekeeper-handyman. And 10 years later, everything is O.K. in his life — except for the hygiene at his local diner — until Will buys a summer house on the island and arrives by seaplane with his new, glamorous blond wife, Rhonda (Kate Hudson). The name Rolly sounds a lot like Larry in reverse, and this part of “Clear History” sounds a lot like the real Larry David story in reverse. Mr. David and his ex-wife, Laurie David, a well-known environmentalist, filed for divorce in 2007, not long after tabloids and gossip sites reported that she had had a romance with a younger, handsome local contractor who worked on their estate on Martha’s Vineyard. Rolly does odd jobs on Will’s new house and seeks revenge by trying to seduce Rhonda away from her young, handsome, wealthy husband. Casting himself in the triangle as older, penniless and unattractive is a generous way of rewriting the recent past, but Mr. David does get in digs about electric cars and mega-mansions. Will drives the environmentally correct car he created, but his carbon footprint on the island is a brick palace that looks like something Aaron Spelling would have chosen. Many local residents are appalled by what the California billionaire has done to a landmark property, and no one is more upset than one of its former owners, Joe, a crusty drunk played by Michael Keaton. Mr. David has a special feeling for Martha’s Vineyard and the class resentment that divides yearlong residents from the summer people. But Mr. David, who was a co-creator of “Seinfeld,” is especially interested in the zero-sum game of friendship. He wrote and directed the 1998 film “Sour Grapes,” about two friends who fall out over a fortune won at a slot machine. He was an executive producer of “Envy,” a 2004 movie about a man who can’t han
On Nov. 5, the closing night of his residency at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood showroom, grizzled rocker Meat Loaf made a derisive sneer and snarled, “The next resident is Britney Spears. Let’s make enough noise so that it will echo back at her when she performs and she will wonder who we are.” The crowd of middle-aged Boomers played along, but it’s unlikely the pop star will hear even a ghostly whimper. After all, Britney lives in a bubble that is more insulating than the normal cushion of wealth and fame. She is protected from the outside world by a conservatorship that has put her father, Jamie Spears; a group of attorneys; and, at one point, her (now ex-) fiancé in control of her personal and professional affairs and finances. Her Internet and phone use have even been restricted. This arrangement has been in place, and extended repeatedly, since 2008. The series of incidents leading up to the court order are enshrined as pop-culture curios. The first sign of outlandish behavior surfaced nearly 10 years ago with a 2004 quickie Vegas wedding (soon annulled) to a childhood friend. This was followed by the 2005 reality show with then-hubby Kevin Federline, “Britney & Kevin: Chaotic,” which inspired Entertainment Weekly to question whether the singer was a “halfwit.” Then came photos of Britney driving with then-infant son Sean Preston on her lap and later almost dropping him. In 2007, the circus came to a climax with a less-than-24-hour stint in drug rehab, the infamous head-shave and paparazzi umbrella attack, a loss of custody of her sons, more time in treatment, an embarrassing VMA performance and a romance with a paparazzo. In 2008, the coup de grâce saw Britney lock herself in one of her mansion’s bathrooms with her son Jayden James, resulting in a police standoff and an involuntary psychiatric hold. Five years have passed, but Planet Hollywood isn’t taking any chances. According to RadarOnline, the casino has made the continuation of the conservatorship a condition of the contract. When looking at gambles, trust the house to always win. For a once-troubled pop princess, the stability of a Vegas gig may be the best opportunity. The hotel has remodeled its PH Live theater for “Britney: Piece of Me,” the two-year residency that kicks off Dec. 27 and is netting the singer $30 million. The venue seats 4,600 fans — more than the 4,298 capacity of Caesars Palace Colosseum, which hosts Celine Dion. PH Live boasts the world’s largest indoor projection theater, and Britney’s show will attempt to cash in on the mega-popularity of Vegas nightclubs by offering a blended concert-club experience, complete with VIP bottle service and a dance floor. But will it work? There have been conflicting reports about the ticket sales, with casino representatives saying they are going well. Britney’s manager Larry Rudolph told E! News that it’s “the best-selling show in the history of Vegas.” But at the time of publication, none of the 16 available shows had sold out. Just five were labeled “not many left.” Tickets aren’t the only variable for the pop star, who turns 32 on Monday and releases her eighth studio album, “Britney Jean,” the next day with a parade on the Strip. Las Vegas Sun columnist Robin Leach (formerly of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”) reports will include “contortionists, pole dancers and other burlesque beauties.” Many wonder if the performer, who has reportedly been diagnosed as bipolar, can handle the stress of a two-year commitment. “This kind of situation is potentially very dangerous,” says Manhattan-based psychologist Dr. Diana Kirschner, who has not treated Britney. “Any time there’s the stress of carrying an enormous project that’s worth millions of dollars and involves probably hundreds of people who have jobs on the line, there is this absolute and complete kind of pressure that you have to deal with. If you don’t deal with that stress, quite often it can be extremely destructive.”
New York judge ordered her to be evaluated by a mental health professional Why? She is not crazy?
He's 45 and has an older man (70) giving him 2k a month for his company. The older man thinks they are a couple. Meanwhile my friend goes on and on about how repulsive this man is, how he's too romantic, etc. It sickens me, because the older guy is actually a handsome gentleman and very nice. Sadly, my friend is hung up on some asshole he's only seen 5 times in the last year. He's obsessed. He looks for him online, stalks his FB, etc. I've been friends with this guy for about 30 years, but I'm not sure if I can take much more of hearing about tenses antics. He never asks about me, no talk about films or current events, etc. It all revolves around the disgust of his sugar daddy and his lust for the booty call. It's incredibly immature and disturbing. I am meeting up with him tomorrow and just cannot take another 3 hours of this shit.
I call it a crock but we all know how crazy the French are.
I'm 23 and I love male feet. I'm into nice sneakers on men also like Jordans, foamposite, air max, etc. A nice shoe is a must for me to be turned on by a guy along with an attractive face. I get so turned on when a guy is fully dressed in nice casual name brand clothes and shoes and we make out and foreplay until we are both naked. Just seeing the clothes, socks, and shoes scattered around the room and me naked and erect and the guy also naked and erect gets me so turned on.. And a guy that has nice feet really turn me on. What about you all?
I watched it earlier this week and it lived up to its spectacular reviews. Why isn't this getting any Oscar buzz?
As People Magazine has proven with its selection of Adam Levine as the Sexiest Man Alive, 2013 is indeed the year of the "Average White Guy." But who is DL's choice for AWG of the Year?
Didn't they separate this year? NBC's web site doesn't link to MSNBC. Does anyone know?
I used to keep a picture on my desk, taken on Castro Street, in 1983, at the moment when it seemed as if gay life in San Francisco was ending forever. There were two men in the photograph: the first, tall and gaunt, was leaning over the other, who was in a wheelchair, tucking a blanket around what little was left of the wasted man. A friend had given me the picture just before I began covering the AIDS epidemic for the Washington Post, along with a message. “Don’t forget these people when you write this story,” he told me. “This is not about policies. It’s about being human.” My friend died a few months later—nearly three decades ago. I must have spent a thousand hours staring at that photograph during the years since then, enough time to memorize the deep sadness in the hollow black eyes of both men. I have covered wars, before the epidemic began and since. They are all ugly and painful and unjust, but for me, nothing has matched the dread I felt while walking through the Castro, the Village, or Dupont Circle at the height of the AIDS epidemic. It could seem as if a neutron bomb had exploded: the buildings stood; cars were parked along the roadside; there were newsstands and shops and planes flying overhead. But the people on the street were dying. The Castro was lined with thirty-year-old men who walked, when they could, with canes or by leaning on the arms of their slightly healthier lovers and friends. Wheelchairs filled the sidewalks. San Francisco had become a city of cadavers. In 2002, while writing a Profile of Larry Kramer, the dark prophet of the American AIDS epidemic, I spoke to Tony Kushner, who received a Pulitzer Prize for his brilliant play about that time, “Angels in America.” He told me what those days did to him. “I had just started coming out of the closet, and gay life had seemed so exciting,’’ he said. But by the time he had finished reading Kramer’s shocking article “1,112 and Counting,’’ which appeared in 1983 in the New York Native and demanded that gay men start to take notice of the catastrophe they faced, Kushner realized that “we were confronted with a genuine plague. People were beginning to drop dead all around us, and we were pretending it was nothing too serious.” Kramer and many other activists changed all that. Outrage and new medicines largely overcame denial and hatred. In the years that followed, the epidemic seemed to go away—though of course it never did, here or anywhere else. (By the end of this year, AIDS will have killed nearly forty million people—most of them in Africa.) And this week, in a powerful story in the Times, Donald McNeil pointed out that those most wretched days could return. “Federal health officials are reporting a sharp increase in unprotected sex among gay Americans,’’ he wrote, “a development that makes it harder to fight the AIDS epidemic.” That is a genteel way to put it. Thomas R. Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was a bit more frank. “Unprotected anal intercourse is in a league of its own as far as risk is concerned,’’ he said. Three decades of data demonstrate the truth of that statement. If unprotected anal intercourse is rising among gay men—a trend noted not just in America but in much of the Western world—the rates of HIV infection will surely follow. Why is this happening? Put at least some of it down to human nature. Why do people refuse to vaccinate their children against measles or whooping cough? In many cases, because they have never seen measles and have no idea what it might do. (For perspective, more than a hundred and fifty thousand people died of measles in the developing world last year.) HIV is far more dangerous than measles, but also much more complicated. HIV is tied up with sex, a basic human need, but also with desire, shame, discrimination, and fear. What twenty-year-old man, enjoying his first moments of sexual adventure, is going to be scared because, ten years before he was born, people like me saw gay men writhe and vomit and die on the streets where he now stands? For a while, in the
I love Allen Covert. But Steve Buscemi is hilarious.
They never want to get rid of anything. It makes me want to smack them and shut them up in a box and clean out everything anyway.
Google revealed to be donor to right-wing, anti-"big" government groups.
Which is better?
She's 41, unemployed and has no health insurance. Yes, she's a lesbian.
We know from other threads (and life) that some are. So post the gym(s) you regularly go to and whether or not they are sexual bombs. Include the city, and the branch as well as the name of the club. I will also include a poll in order to get a read on what this situation is nationwide.
Charming trailer for the probably white-washed history of Disney's adaptation of Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks IS Walt Disney. Emma Thompson IS PL Travers. Jason Schwartzman and BJ Novak ARE the Sherman Brothers. Ruth Wilson, Colin Farrell, and Rachel Griffiths play Travers' mother, father, and aunt, respectively, in flashbacks. And a fact that will definitely not be touched on, Travers was bisexual.
The Voice of the Night
[bold]ORIGINAL THREAD OPENING[/bold] Latest from Michael Lucas is that he tops "retiring" Matthew Rush. Though Rush is a former top who has, in recent years, bottomed there are some tops who just won't give it up. Lucas is one of them. Who else has been holding out for too long? [bold][CONTINUE][/bold]
Beats Solo HD headphones. Regular price is $199.99. For weeks now, I have been seeing them on sale, really being pushed, in numerous department stores. Electronics as well. They look slick. there is a small "b" on the side. That's the logo. And their eye-appeal is a selling point. Is this [italic]too[/italic] insane?
I’ve said for quite a while now that the tea party was something of a “false prophet” for the GOP. Sure, at first it seemed like the savior conservatives had longed for following eight years in which George W. Bush nearly destroyed the entire party. But even early on I saw the end game to this — and it’s starting to come to light. The tea party was a great PR stunt for the 2010 midterms, but that was about it. Since then its popularity with the majority of Americans has plummeted while popularity with hardcore conservatives has grown. For Republicans, that’s a giant problem. The tea party has turned into a situation where the extreme is going up against the mainstream, and that’s bad news for conservatives. Then you add in the fact that New Jersey Governor Christ Christie is rapidly growing in popularity for the 2016 GOP nomination (something tea party conservatives hate) and Pope Francis (the most recognized Christian leader around the world) has called out the Republican party’s economic ideology, and you can see how it’s about to get really bad for the GOP. As far as Christie goes, on one side you’re going to have mainstream Republicans who understand that Christie is their best chance at winning in 2016. Yet on the other hand, you’re going to have fanatical tea party Republicans who believe someone like Ted Cruz is the best person to be in the White House. For tea party Republicans, someone like Christie might as well be a Democrat. They don’t view him as a “real conservative,” and the fact he dared to praise President Obama following Hurricane Sandy absolutely disgusts them. The closer we get to 2016, the more infighting you’re going to see within the Republican party. You’re going to have part of the Republican party going to war with the other over what defines a “true conservative.” You’ll have the far-right radicals believing some crackpot like Cruz stands a real chance at winning, while Republicans with a little more common sense struggle to convince the base that Christie is a mainstream candidate who could actually win a national election. I guess it’s only fitting that after Republicans have sought to create a party dictated by voters who believe propaganda over reality, they’ll need many of those same voters to trust reality in 2016. Of course, that won’t be an easy accomplishment considering they’ve become accustomed to buying into extreme right-wing propaganda. Then there’s Pope Francis. He’s really going to cause them a lot of problems going forward. A Pope that dares to act like a Christian. What exactly will Republicans do? In just a short time as Pope, he’s spoke out for the church to be more accepting of homosexuals and bashed conservative economic ideologies. So, what will Republicans do as one of the most recognized faces of Christianity clearly opposes cornerstones of their entire political party? Will they dare call out and question the Pope? If they did, they’d then risk alienating millions of Catholic voters. I guess they could always do what Rush Limbaugh did recently by insinuating there’s a conspiracy, and that someone had “gotten to” the Pope causing him to attack trickle-down economics. But I’m not sure if calling the Pope a puppet for some shady Marxist faction is really going to go over well. In fact, I know it won’t. But what can Republicans do? What can someone like Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin say if asked about the Pope’s comments regarding the myth of trickle-down economics? Call him a socialist who hates freedom like they do President Obama and liberals? Again, I’m not sure if the Republican party really wants to tick off tens of millions of Catholics. And trust me — these questions will be asked. They’re lucky that he released the documents containing his attack on right-wing economics just before Thanksgiving when much of the country’s political media took a few days off. If they’re hoping that those comments will simply fade into obscurity, they’re in for a rude awakening in the days and weeks ahead. So on a political level, Republicans are spiraling toward 2016 on the verge of an all-out Civil War between “mainstream” and “extreme” over what kind of candidate should represent the GOP during the next presidential election. While on a religious level they have arguably the most powerful Christian leader in the world embracing the acceptance of homosexuals and calling out trickle-down economics for being an absolute scam. And I’m not even covering the 2014 mid-terms Republicans think they have locked up because of the issues with “Obamacare.” People might be down on Democrats right now, but that’ll quickly change the more these tea party Republicans get mainstream attention once election season really gets going. In other words, the Republican party is in a whole lot of trouble.
Residents of a neighborhood in Trabuco Canyon are vowing to fight an official order instructing them to remove an interlocking display of Christmas lights that have been hung from house to house. Some 15-20 homeowners in Wagon Wheel each reportedly received a letter from Orange County Public Works stating that the lights, which are anchored on multiple houses and suspended overhead, are an obstruction and a violation of the county code. The intricate display of lights has been a tradition in the neighborhood for at least five years, residents said. “We’re in violation of a county ordinance that we’re not quite sure of,” said Brian Kopiec, who lives in Wagon Wheel. “When we bought the house, the people that sold it to us told us what a great neighborhood it was, and they actually warned us that this neighborhood goes great at Christmas,” he said. Asked what he thought of the letter, which says the lights must be cleared by Dec. 4, he replied: “I’m not quite sure. I think it’s actually horrible, what they’re doing to us. All the poor kids — they love [the lighting display], and it really brings the neighborhood together.” Calls to Orange County officials seeking comment were not immediately returned
The television series, I mean. One of the best TV sitcoms ever, IMHO. Thanks!
I''m reading this book right now and although there is some self aggrandizement Joan Crawford actually gives plenty of practical advice. Also it seems that she has quite a bit to be proud of.
This city is FULL of single gay men, all ages, and very few of them seem to ever couple up long-term. They were single years ago, single today, and will be single a decade from now. They seem to be nice enough guys, OK looking, can be social in conversation. I keep wanting to match them up with each other Yenta-style, but they would either recoil with disgust or give me a confused blank look. What's the main reason? Poll...
Let's continue all things Andy Cohen here.....
Hopefully with a piss break
David Sedaris was one of six siblings, but in May this year that number became five when his youngest sister, Tiffany, committed suicide, shortly before her 50th birthday. Now, for the first time, the author and broadcaster has opened up about her death, her life and his feelings for her. He admits that he didn’t really know her very well – and so some of the things he discovered once she’d passed away gave him a shock. Firstly, there was the will – which stipulated that the family was not allowed to have her body or go to her memorial service, he wrote in The New Yorker. Tiffany’s house, in Somerville, Massachusetts, contained very few belongings – a mattress on the floor and two boxes’ worth of possessions. These were collected by David's actress sister, Amy. And in them were family photos that had been ripped to shreds. He wrote: ‘It seemed such a melodramatic gesture, like throwing a glass against a wall. Something someone in a movie would do.’ The family also discovered that she’d been a regular drug user, when she was young, at least. A classmate had drawn a marijuana leaf beside her name in an old school year book. And someone had written: ‘Call me sometime this summer and we’ll go out and get blitzed.’ Also in the house were ‘comment cards from a neighborhood grocery store, notebooks, receipts, a paper plate on a dresser that had several drawers missing, a phone number written on a wall, and a collection of mop handles, each one a different color, arranged like cattails in a barrel painted green’. A survey of Tiffany’s house revealed nothing about why she might have taken her own life, he said. The Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls author describes how looking at Tiffany’s possessions was fascinating, because of how little he knew her. The 56-year-old said: ‘Each of us had pulled away from the family at some point in our lives - we’d had to in order to forge our own identities, to go from being a Sedaris to being our own specific Sedaris. Tiffany, though, stayed away.’ Tiffany’s death was something that just didn’t add up for David. He added: ‘How could anyone purposefully leave us, us, of all people? Ours is the only club I’d ever wanted to be a member of, so I couldn’t imagine quitting.’
They''re all so ridiculously good looking and hot. And don''t get me started on their thick, meaty bubble butts. They REALLY get my boihole all atwitter. Many of them are bi too. Most of the guys in my gym are Dominican, and I''ve slept with at least six of them in the past year. %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ I moved to Inwood last year, and they''re all around. They''re everywhere. It''s like a wet dream come to life. I never want to live anywhere else. Seriously addicted to these men. Surely there must be a 12-step program for me. Anyone else totally in awe of Dominican men?
Were any of you bitches there? The manager Tim was led away in handcuffs. The whores and patrons were ordered to vacate the premises. The cops siezed the cash and supposedly some illegal substances. No, I don't have a link, but they're talking about it on the muscle service boards. A gym acquaintance of mine dances there occasionally. He doesn't dance at the nude events, but he got the scoop from a dancer who was there last night. Wow, is this the end of Adonis, the heir apparent of the Gaeity?
A tea party activist suggested the United States may be conquered by foreign armies because abortion and Islam were permitted. Brooke McGowan, who was introduced as a representative of the Tea Party News Network, told the Reclaim America rally on Nov. 19 that the U.S. faced judgment for its religious tolerance. “In this nation we have turned away from the God of the Bible and we’ve told him he’s simply not welcome here,” McGowan said. “We have welcomed pluralism, atheism, secular humanism, Wicca and even Islam.” She said the nation’s downfall began 50 years ago, when public school-sponsored prayer was limited and continued 10 years later when abortion was legalized. “We sacrificed 55 million children in 40 years to the god of convenience and self-importance,” McGowan said. “The tune of 55 million. That’s our children, that’s our people; that’s Americans. Fifth-five million Americans have been tossed into the fire, the Dumpster and the toilet.” She grew nostalgic for the weeks immediately following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, when she noticed a lot of religious and patriotic messages in Pensacola, Florida, where she lived at the time. “Everywhere you looked, every marquee, every sign in the yard, every flag, the signs would say, ‘God bless America’ or ‘God bless our land,’” McGowan said. But she said Americans failed to heed the message God was sending them. “Our national security was breached on 9/11 and yet no repentance came,” McGowan said. “Then financial devastation hit seven years later; still no repentance. Chance after chance to change, yet we still hoist our fist in his face.” McGowan noted that the financial meltdown also began in September, seven years after the 9/11 attacks, and she suggested that this was no coincidence and possibly foretold additional calamity. “What will be our future in September of 2015, another seven years, if we don’t repent?” McGowan said. “Will we be overtaken militarily, because that’s what the signs lead to. If there is no repentance, hear me, there is no salvation. Change of destiny requires a change of course.”
So Nicole Kidman is an actress and a beard? Why would she want to beard?
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