They're [italic]baaack![/italic] And joining them are previous winners, Dmitry (Season 10) and Michelle (Season 11). Your thoughts?
A discussion about racism on Thursday's The View led to a heated debate, with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell both screaming during parts of the segment. During the show's Hot Topics section, the co-hosts addressed Barack and Michelle Obama's recent statements that they've been mistaken for the help. Read more Chris Rock Pens Blistering Essay on Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry" But when the discussion turned to whether such instances are a product of racism or stupidity, thing got quite hot indeed, with Goldberg and O'Donnell repeatedly raising their voices. With regard to the Obamas' comments, Rosie Perez and guest co-host Laverne Cox agreed that the real issue was people failing to recognize the president of the United States and the first lady — and Goldberg seemed to take their side. "I've been black for 60 years," she said. "For me, stupidity: There are dumb folks who just say dumb stuff because they're not looking or paying attention to the person they're talking to, which is why people could walk up to Obama and not look up at him and see that it's the president." Watch more Sherri Shepherd Pokes Fun at Rosie O'Donnell, New 'View' Set In fact, Goldberg said she thought "ridiculousness" might have been what was behind what Perez said was a case of racism when she and her sister were at a fancy hotel and her sister was asked to clean the table in the VIP lounge. "I just see it as stupid," Goldberg said. "That's just me." After O'Donnell and Nicolle Wallace brought the issue back to politics and the role they think that racism plays there, Goldberg said to O'Donnell, "You are a white lady telling me what is racist to you." "I'm a gay American whose been called an [expletive]" she shot back, screaming about homophobia and hitting the desk to make her point. "I have a black kid at my house, Whoopi. I have a black kid I raise!" Read more W. Kamau Bell: White People Do Not Get the 'Final Word' on Racism "That is not the same thing," Goldberg said. "You don't have to be black to know what racism is," O'Donnell retorted. "Yes, you do," Goldberg said. "America is not just a racist country, because there are white people who get it, " Goldberg added later. "That is why I will not accept the blanket statement that America is racist." Watch the full segment below.
So many countries have slaughtered people. Which ones would be hypocritical in looking down on the Germans for Hitler?
There was a muscletwink at my coffee shop this morning and he was dressed in black jeggings, which I have never actually seen a guy wear before (only girls). Because he had very muscular legs (my guess is he is a dancer) they actually looked incredibly hot on him, with his leg muscles bulging out of them. (He also had on a tight striped white-and-black polo and Clark kent glasses.) He was there in line with his also young boyfriend (who was conventionally good looking, but had nothing on this guy), and they were very into PDA. But I still cruised the muscletwink behind his bf's back with a look that let him know two things simultaneously: [italic]"Whore..."[/italic] as well as "YUM!" And he sexily returned the cruising stare. That is all.
In which a trans student responds to a housing dispute at s Cornell commune with a cap knitted with the phrase "you lost your dick."
And some NFL guys think gays are the problem?!
Give us the details about the hardest, nastiest pounding you ever got or gave. Don't be afraid to tell the truth; Datalounge never judges.
If I wanted to work in web development or UX, what would you suggest I go back to study for a masters degree?
Jake Gyllenhaal - I confess, I was always one of those people who thought the rumors about him were just wishful thinking...then he started dating Taylor Swift. Now I think he''s gay.%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ John Travolta - saw him singing that awful "Let Her In" song on some show in the 70s, and he just really pinged for me.%0D\ %0D\ %0D
No one has ever shown hard at a urinal for you. No one has ever come onto you in the steam room. No one has ever stood outside the gym and tried to take you home so they could suck your dick. No one has ever come onto you at work. No one has ever cruised you on the street or subway and made sexual suggestions. You scream fiction and Elaborate silly tales when this happens to others. Instead we should be pitying you for bing so fucking disgusting nothing ever happens to you.
We're maligned! Told that we are finished after 35! The younger gays love to make fun of us... and unfortunately, some of them will not even reach our ages. This thread features hot men 40, and older. It is intended to compliment those who are still looking good, and loving life! It is intended to inspire others who may have given up, and let them know that it isn't over, but it's up to them! It is intended for those, who are younger, to pause, and think; "Wait a minute...just maybe I would." Post your pics! Better yet, post your pics with ages, if you know them! Feel free to write your thoughts about older men, and what you think of them! LET'S DISCUSS AND SEE HOT SILVER DADDIES!!! ...and of course, this will be NSFW! I'll start with a few: Actor; David Pevsner--55 years old
Fire Amy Pascal. Now. There, its been said. BTW, this reminds me of the famous attempt to ban Salmon Rushdie's book, "The Satanic Verses" under very similar circumstances. A close friend of mine who worked for a major publishing company put up in her office a framed a copy of a full page ad that ran in the NY Times which said, "“Free people publish books. Free people sell books. Free people buy books. Free people read books.” The same can be said about films (even unimportant dumb comedies). The decision to give into this kind of bullying is cowardice, bad business and un-American.
I want to go somewhere with really beautiful Spanish Baroque and Spanish colonial architecture. What's the nicest city in latin America this regard that isn't a huge polluted dump like Lima is supposed to be? Is havana nice, or San Juan? How about Taxco?
Judy Collins popularized it first, but Joni Mitchell wrote it. And many other singers have covered it.
I've been thinking about this guy a lot and I even dreamt about his acceptance of me. I don't know why but my love for him is flaring up especially right now. What do you do to cool your passion over your crush? I wish I had a pic of this guy to post on dl.
Have you ever met any? Had any experiences or interactions with this group of people? I know only that they seem to have the most awful reputation amongst even the most liberal, progressive-minded Europeans. What gives, Europe? Are the tales of their thievery and scams true?
The men who wrote the Bible didn't have one tenth of the knowledge we have accumulated in the past century. For too long it has been used to promote ignorance, and that ignorance has prevented the spread of information about safe anal sex techniques.
Continued salute to part one and two and all the guys who aren't shy about showing their bods at the beach.
Well, he just WOULDN'T have. What else would Buck NEVER have done?
Was it in the 1970s? Men of the WW2 generation surely would've been disgusted by such an act.
Anyone else think the hype about tourism in Cuba is completely overblown? Sure, there will a wave of adventure tourism as people go once just because they can, and the cruise ships will go to Havana for a day so Americans can wander Old Town Havana and buy XXXL t-shirts, but do you really think a great boom is coming? Cuba's big draws were gambling and other vices, all of which are now readily available 1000 other places, and Cuba's location 90 miles from the USA, a fact that was much more important in the 1950's before cheap jet airfares changed the tourism map. The last time Cuba was hot so were Acapulco, resorts in the Catskills, and honeymoons at Niagara Falls. I mean, when was the last time you SoCal folks took a little vacation on Catalina Island? I think that once the novelty wears off Cuba will be middle of the pack at best as far as tourism destinations go.
Five largest theater chains have pulled the film from their schedules, effectively killing the movie.
Vendors have been sending in treats this week. The moment they are put out, it's like a swarm of locusts.
It's like the third secret of Fatima! What do you think will be among the revelations?
Anyone know anything about the clinic in Scarsdale called Crichton-Clark?
I just watched a PBS documentary on Jayson Blair, the guy who fabricated all kinds of stories for the NYT. This guy pings off the charts! OK -- who's had him?
I got my E-vite last weekend. I'm bringing nipple clamps as a swap gift. What do you think the spread will be like? I hope they don't serve the shitty "champagne" like last year. The Cater-waiter to the Stars is supposed to be there to dish the dirt. Whose coming? I sort of feel obligated to go, given all the laughs that DL has afforded me.
Inspired by the thread about worst voices. Adele? Whitney? Mariah? Kelly Clarkson?
Will Into the Woods, Blannie and Last Five Years herald the "rebirth" or the "end" of movie musicals? What will the casts of If/Then, The Last Ship, On The Town, Side Show, and Honeymoon in Vegas do Jan 5? Will Chita really return in The Fuckin' Visit? How much does Hunter Ryan miss Elaine? What happened to the guy who used to make these questions?
1. Church and Sunday School 2. Violin lessons 3. Show choir 4. YMCA camp for a week 5. Soccer
This is gooooood... [quote]All but a handful of the existing songs have been shredded, often retaining just a signature line or two and drowning it in desperately hip polyrhythmic sounds, aurally assaultive arrangements and inane new lyrics. The original songs, by Sia, Greg Kurstin and Gluck, are forgettable synthetic riffs that recall those boring filler tracks you skipped over on old Justin Timberlake albums. [quote]Every ounce of charm has been pulverized out of the musical in a strained effort to drag it into the social-media age. What's even sadder is that the same could be said for the film's young star, Quvenzhane Wallis, who brought heroic authenticity to her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, creating a lyrical poster child for the marginalized poor. Here, she's reduced to one-note, processed pluckiness, as if she's been cloned from those overconfident children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, who optioned the material and are also producers. [quote]This movie's notions of joy are aggressively fabricated, nowhere more so than when Grace gives Annie a whirlwind tour of the skypad, singing a butchered version of "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here." Choreographer Zach Woodlee's moves mostly involve running and flailing all over the place with no rhythm, while presumably for comic relief, an ingratiating Russian city employee (Stephanie Kurtzuba) galumphs around, getting in the way — much like cinematographer Michael Grady's lurching cameras. If there's a more awkward musical number ever committed to film, I can't recall it right now. Oh wait, there is one later with the big finale, "I Don't Need Anything But You," in which Wallis, Foxx and Byrne get to — gulp — dance, while everyone else stands and sways, wearing frozen smiles. These scenes make you wonder if Gluck has ever seen a movie musical. [quote]The film's pandering load of 21st century concessions is tiresome indeed, reaching its nadir when, OMG, Katy Perry tweets about Annie! [quote]When an orphan advocates, "Save your dreams for good stuff, like shopping with an unlimited credit card," the film seems to be pushing materialistic desire over any yearning for family. [quote]Even in a movie Auto-Tuned to within an inch of its life, Wallis clearly is no singer. [quote]But it's a telling statement that the playout song on the end credits is "Moonquake Lake," a disposable pop theme to a movie whose premiere Annie & Co. attend. (It features Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Rihanna, with other gratuitous celebrity cameos elsewhere.)
Keram knows that only the tip of the proverbial iceberg has been revealed thus far from the Sony hack. The Amy Pascal-Scott Rudin bitchfest is child's play compared to some of the other stuff that was housed in Sony's email archives, and Sony execs are shitting themselves with worry that the real "Christmas present" is yet to come, hence the reason they yanked "The Interview" so quickly. Keram knows that the email discussions in the Sony leak include extended ones about hiding James Franco's true sexual proclivities (sex with men being the least of them); line items in at *least* a dozen films for either Dr. Feelgood scrips (mostly Oxy) for actors, or coke & heroin in some cases; and a certain overhyped actress who tried to kill herself while filming a certain movie in Sweden a few years ago (there's a reason she hasn't worked since). Keram knows that the most "open-minded" Hollywood actor these days - sexually speaking - is Nicholas Hoult. Keram has heard the detailed sexual proclivities of hundreds of showbiz figures, but Hoult may top them all. He is up for anything and everything with anyone and everyone. Of *course* Tom Ford hit that while filming "A Single Man." Of *course* Luke Evans did the same on "Clash of the Titans." Of *course* he was game for Michael Fassbender's various kinks, up to and including scat. Keram would not be surprised if Hoult had even let Ian McKellen diddle him, though he's heard no such info. Keram knows that the Force wasn't the only thing awakened by the new "Star Wars" movie. Luckily Carrie Fisher isn't in all that many scenes, because otherwise her coke-fueled bipolar meltdown could have halted filming for weeks. Instead, she was very quietly sent to a rehab center in Switzerland, and Abrams delayed filming her scenes for a month. Keram knows DL fave Jake G. had to sacrifice a few things while adding 50 pounds of muscle for "Southpaw," in particular the use of his cock. All those 'roids left him with such a serious case of limpdick that even a max dose of Cialis couldn't do a thing to get him even partially hard. Keram knows Jake immediately started making up for lost time after filming ended, surprising more than a few Angeleno boys on Grindr when he showed up at their pads. (Like many on the app, he had only a shot of his torso on display.) Keram knows that the most genuine celebrity in Hollywood these days may be Chris Pratt. He is genuinely amazed that "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the highest-grossing film of the year, just as he was genuinely amazed that he ended up marrying Anna Faris. Keram is glad to see him getting some long-overdue major success. Keram knows that one of Pratt's costars, Vin Diesel (albeit only in a voice role), has once again developed one of the biggest egos in Hollywood, thanks to the dual success of GOTG and the "Fast & Furious" films. One might think that a decade of consistent failure might have humbled the man; if so, one would be sorely mistaken. Keram knows that the fact that his current "ask" is $20 million for non-F&F films ($30M for F&F sequels) is the reason he's gotten virtually no work to speak of since the success of the fourth F&F film, and that he only did GOTG because it required a mere two days of studio work. Keram also knows that Vin is as gay as ever, despite having a child with his longtime "girlfriend," and is one of the regulars at David Geffen's infamous pool parties. Speaking of which, Keram knows that Geffen's parties have become the *only* place to be now that Bryan Singer has been forced into veritable seclusion (socially speaking) in the aftermath of the lawsuit against him. Geffen has become selective to the point of absurdity in choosing the boys to "service" partygoers. Mere stunning looks are no longer enough: Geffen demands *perfection*. Keram knows of at least two young men who've gotten cosmetic surgery -- specifically, nosejobs, pinned ears and veneers -- simply to gain *entry* into Casa Geffen.
It's been a big week: Immigration pseudo-amnesty implemented Cuban diplomatic relations to be restored; spies exchanged North Korea threatens "9-11 style attachs" Russia's economy is collapsing Pakistani kids killed in school Black men targeted by police across the US Agreement with China on CO2 emissions Republicans take Senate Stock market swoons, but recovers to near records Gas prices plummet Merry Christmas! Did I forget anything?
Darlings! Come, come, join us. I'll have Matthew fix us some nice hot toddies and we'll all sit by the fire and gossip. I need to hear more about those awful, trashy types you've been talking about. The horsefaced woman, and her mother, the one with the dishtowel on her shoulder. They sound like perfectly dreadful people. Let's talk about money, and men, and mansions. But not necessarily in that order.
So I signed up for Hulu Plus (we've "cut the cord") and there's a bunch of old stuff on there. I saw that "Cybill" was there, hadn't seen it for 20 years and started watching a few old eps. LOVED it. Christine Baranski is a hoot. Anyone watch this show during its original go-round? And what was the backstage dirt? I've heard Cybill was a huge cunt to Christine.
I vote HOT!
Vintage Bike #10
"Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I've decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist's or my knowledge or consent." "On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago," Collins continues. "The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth." "I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later. I apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious," said Collins, who remains in a protracted divorce battle with Grant. "But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s." Intimate, revealing Stephen Collins..For Real! This Friday on 20/20 Don't Miss It!!!!
Kissin' Christians who love Jesus
5 doormen in a 20-story Manhattan downtown co-op along with the super and 5 porters. NY magazine suggests $50-$100 per doorman. I never know what to do and they never say thanks.
Anybody watch? There's at least one gay chef, if not two.
Tramp. Someine needs to tell her that 45 year old women can still be sexy when they dress with some class.
But the Olympian has yet to comment on his changes, besides insisting he “just didn’t like” his trachea.
Watch what happens in this thread.
They don''t want to be around you, they ignore you, they refuse to speak to you, and they want nothing to do with you. Plus they chat with others, acting like you are not even in the same room.\ \ How do you deal with people like that?
Has anyone seen a real, honest to God, purple mushroom head? I'm not talking about the semi-pinkish-bluish cock heads that a lot of guys have. I'm talking about straight up purple. Way back in the day at Church camp there was an accident when a guy slipped in the shower. A counselor, who was showering at the time, came rushing out butt naked to help him. Not only did he have a huge cock but it was the deepest shade of actual purple I have ever seen. I was hypnotized by how it dangled and moved when he walked. At one point he was kneeling to help the guy and his cock was dangling mere inches from the boy's face. I so much so wanted to be that boy and wanted to open my mouth and take that cock. So who has seen an actual purple cock head?
...is being able to easily identify the closet homophobes. The ones who freely spout off anti-gay rhetoric when they are sure there aren't any gays in the room. Made it SO easy to know which people I didn't have to waste my time getting to know better.
BEST PICTURE: Best: "Rebecca" Worst: "Crash" BEST ACTRESS: Best: Sophia Loren for "Two Women" Worst: Natalie Portman for "Black Swan" BEST ACTOR: Best: Jack Nicholson for "OFOTCN" Worst: Jean Dujardin for "The Artist" SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Best: Tatum O'Neal for "Paper Moon" Worst: Celeste Holm for "Gentleman's Agreement" SUPPORTING ACTOR: Best: Joe Pesci for "Goodfellas" Worst: Don Ameche for "Cocoon" BEST DIRECTOR: Best: David Lean for "Lawrence of Arabia" Worst: Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech" Feel free to comment/bash other people's choices!
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Post your pics of love and affection.
Any of you had willing sex with a religious? I had a make-out session with a nun when I was a teen-ager and we'd have gone further, but we didn't have time. She was 19, I was 16.
Please share. For those of you with your shit together, any tips would be appreciated.
The actor talks about breaking up with Hollywood for independent cinema, the importance of taking time off and why he turned down big budget movies like 'Superman.' Video:
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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Soap opera star Freddie Smith was legally drunk and possibly speeding in the Oct. 7 car crash that seriously injured his girlfriend, actress Alyssa Tabit, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Smith’s blood alcohol test result was .093, according to OHP. The legal limit in Ohio is .08. Tabit, 27, of North Hollywood, Calif., is recovering from her injuries. Smith, 26, of Los Angeles, Calif., drove off Route 84 in Kingsville Township when he lost control of the Mazda 6 he was driving on a curve in the road, just east of Dibble Road, according to the OHP report. Police have said they suspected speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. As of Monday night, the crash is still under investigation and charges are pending, according to the OHP report. Troopers received the results from Smith’s blood alcohol test on Monday. Smith plays the part of Sonny Kiriakis on the daytime soap opera, “Days of Our Lives.” According to OHP, Smith’s car crossed the center line at about 12:40 a.m. Oct. 7, traveled to the left side of the road and hit a culvert, causing the vehicle to flip end over end. When the vehicle came to rest, Tabit was temporarily trapped inside. She was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Smith received minor injuries. The couple was in town visiting Smith’s family. He grew up in Ashtabula County. According to his fan page, Smith is back on the set in Los Angeles.
She sounds so borderline. After singing his praises and devoting an entire chapter in her book about relationships, she's no longer speaking with him. Kirstie Alley has been in the news again this week. Her TV Land series Kirstie was cancelled after one season, but the really hard shock came from her former Dancing With The Stars dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who revealed on the Bravo network that the two aren’t speaking anymore. Chmerkovskiy implied that Kirstie had ended their friendship because of his association with Leah Remini, who left Scientology last year and has been pretty public about it. “I got a message now that I am associating with other people that she can’t be associated with. I am no longer to be spoken with, and sorry, but it is what it is,” he said on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. And then he made it even more plain that the dispute was based on Alley’s fervent connection to Scientology. “I’m not judging people by their religion. I’m Jewish. I don’t really believe in science fiction, but whatever,” he said. Ouch. The story was quickly picked up by celebrity media, which has generally got things right: Alley is still livid about Remini’s defection, and like other Scientologists who have “disconnected” from Remini, Alley is cutting off ties not only with the King of Queens actress but also people around her. And that not only includes Chmerkovskiy, our sources tell us, but another TV dancer who had been an important part of Alley’s life. But first, let us remind you of how we got here. On Monday, July 8, 2013, we broke the news that Leah Remini had left the Church of Scientology. Her disillusion with the organization had begun in 2006 at the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and had grown over the years until the fall of 2012 and a meeting with Scientology leader David Miscavige. Two days after our story appeared, on Wednesday, July 10, Kirstie Alley swung into action. Our well-placed sources told us that she had worked the phones, demanding answers from Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre about what they were going to do about Remini’s defection. She also put out some tweets that were designed to let Remini know that she’d made an enemy. (Remini and Alley weren’t close to begin with, we were told.) “When faced w malicious gossip I take a moment to experience the loss of the person I thought was my friend… Then I say fuck em,” Alley tweeted that morning, and after our story about it the tweet was widely picked up by the rest of the media. Alley denied that the tweet was aimed at Leah, but she’s done little since then to indicate that she hasn’t taken Remini’s defection very personally. In December, she made an appearance on the Howard Stern radio show and slammed Leah, calling her a “bigot.” “When you decide to blanket statement that Scientology is evil, you are my enemy,” she said. By that time, Leah had already completed her own run on Dancing With The Stars, when she was paired with dancer Tony Dovolani, who is business partners and close friends with the Chmerkovskiy brothers, Maksim and Valentin. Since the show, Leah has remained tight with Dovolani (who has found himself being followed, we recently reported), and has also become friends with Chmerkovskiy. (We’re told that the rumors of Chmerkovskiy dating Leah’s best friend, Jennifer Lopez, are not true, but those rumors probably started because Chmerkovskiy has spent time in Leah’s circle.) Now, Kirstie Alley has pushed Chmerkovskiy away for spending time with her enemy. And if you know their past together, you know that’s actually a pretty big deal. In 2012, Alley published The Art of Men: I Prefer Mine Al Dente, a memoir about her relationship history, with the important men in her life each getting their own chapter. Maksim Chmerkovskiy gets his own chapter, “The Art of Maks.” In 2011, Alley had been paired with him during her first appearance on the show, and she admits in her book that she became infatuated with him. She writes that she had quickly become accepted by his friends and family… (cont.)
More guys seem to be. Is it a generational modesty thing? Is it old troll fear? Is it hidden cams?
Feds seize cash, jewelry AND Christmas gifts!
Enormous, eclectic group of celebrities from Cyndi Lauper to Gloria Steinem to Kissinger to Big Bird gather for a chorus of "We'll Meet Again". Watch first video. Only marred by the hammy, unfortunate appearance of Andy Cohen who had to make it about himself and his wonk eye (at around minute 3:15)
I'm surprised she didn't try to work "I can't breathe!" Into it someway.
Pray for Rosemary Clunie's baby.
From President Obama's speech today, see below. This is why it's important to vote Democratic in the November election. We need more representatives who will fight for the working man and woman, to keep these gains from being reversed and to move forward with more gains. When President Obama was elected, businesses where laying off 800,000 people a month; today, they are hiring 200,000 people a month. The unemployment rate has dropped from 10.9% in 2009 to 6.1% today. Over the last 4.5 years, businesses have created 10 million new jobs. This is the longest uninterrupted stretch of job creation in our nation's history. There are more job openings now than anytime since 2001. During the Obama Administration, the US has put more people back to work than in Europe, Japan, and every other advanced economy COMBINED. Of course, there are people who are still struggling, that is why we need to vote Democratic in all offices this November, to elect people who will fight for the working man and woman. We can't afford to have these gains reversed.
So, it's that time of year again. I'm curious to see which version is DL's favorite.
What are some places to find it?
People want you around. You know it's true.
Eli just got sacked AND managed to fumble the ball. He was saved by a Cardinals penalty, but still. They are a disaster. Who cares if he has two rings. He needs to be sent packing.
Marlo Thomas Cloris Leachman Orson Welles
We lost a tremendous amount of actors, actresses, comedians & personalities in 2014. Of those, who will you miss the most ?
I won a free Xbox One Assassin's Creed bundle at work tonight and was wondering if I should keep it or try and trade it for a Wii U. The Wii U is more active, right?
Which celeb appears to have had the best life ever
Cute story (via Outsports). Very brave of both of these boys to be out and proud in West Virginia of all places. Both student-athletes and erm, unstereotypical.
"I love everything about Kim," Parke told the publication. "She’s the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her." He added: I’m addicted to lip-fillers. The bigger, the better. I’ve never felt better about myself. I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back. Photos:
Thank God she tells me what I MUST read every morning, so I will be up on my current events and can talk to people like her.
Just a preliminary hearing to establish if the case should go to trial. Let's see how long this thread lasts before it goes off the rails and gets deleted or frozen.
Robbie Rogers sat down with GQ on his way to the magazine’s 2014 Men of the Year party to talk about losing his virginity. “My first time with a girl was in high school,” Rogers says. “It was my junior year of high school. Still friends. You know, it was actually alright.” “I don’t know how she enjoyed it,” he adds. And this is when things start to get especially interesting. “My first time with a guy was actually not until I was 25, after I came out,” 27-year-old Rogers explains. He describes the experience as “super awkward,” but leaves it at that. No sordid details, unfortunately. Though we’re sure it couldn’t have been any worse than what these guys went through. “I mean, can you imagine dating and hooking up with a guy after 25 years?” Rogers asks. “I’m sure that he was like: What is going on?!” We’re pretty sure that’s not what he was thinking, but whatevs. “I think I’ve gotten a little bit better at doing all that stuff,” Rogers says. “So hopefully those embarrassing moments are over.” Check out the full video below.
No good will come of this.
Pope Francis brokered the deal between the U.S. and Cuba. Republican Cubans hate the pope! The Vatican was intimately involved in talks that resulted in the release Wednesday of American contractor Alan Gross and news that the United States and Cuba would begin working to normalize relations, with Pope Francis making a “personal plea” in a letter to President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro. Talks between the two countries began last year, with Canada providing a place for representatives to meet. The Vatican also hosted talks — but in this case representatives from the Vatican attended, said senior U.S. administration officials during a news conference Wednesday.
Walk into a washroom to pee and there's only two urinals with no divider. The lone stall is occupied, so I walk up to the open urinal and start pissing. The guy next to me whistles and I look over and he motions downward with his head. I look down and he's got his hard dick in his hand and he's masturbating. I look back up at his face and he's licking his lips. Suddenly I said what I was thinking, "In any other situation you'd be really attractive, but right now you're seriously gross." I finished up and left. What is it with some guys?
Just curious. I'm talking stand alone, multi level department stores that have an air elegance about them.
I like binge watching and have seen the ones that get a lot of publicity like House of Cards and OITNB. I would love to have new show to binge on. Anything on Starz? Amazon? Netflix... What have you enjoyed that went under the publicity radar?
Virna stil looked great and was working unti recently. Though she worked with Jack Lemmon, Sinatra and others in the 1960s she was best known in Italy, but ranked behind Loren, Cardinale, Vitti and Gina Lollobrigida? A great beauty though. I was amused by the title of her film with Sinatra: "Assault on a Queen" - meaning an ocean liner.
Because some of us like it!
Continuing the jutting tradition!
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...
Why is the production design for British TV shows so frigg'n inconsistent? Onslow and Daisy had at least three different wallpapers in their bedroom. The backsplash in the "As Time Goes By" kitchen changed at least twice. The headboard in the grandparent's bedroom changes from one season to the next in "Next of Kin" On the opposite side of the spectrum, the same frigg'n purple floral sheet set shows up in every other episode of "Midsomer Murders" on different character's beds.
Brooke''s mom, Teri, grew up sort of white trash and was only average looking. Brooke''s dad, Frank, was gorgeous, educated, and came from an aristocratic family. %0D\ %0D\ I think they had to get married because Teri got pregnant. But why were those two together in the first place? In the early 1960s, class distinctions were very important.
Continuing the tradition!
"A little more to the left, dude."
I can totally envision them having candle lit dinners in a dark corner of NYC after long days of work at the ABC headquarters, after which they both fall asleep in each other's arms before David has a chance to tag that tight Cuban ass. I hope they show up hand in hand at Anderson and Andy Cohen's birthday extravaganza at Bedlam!
"It happened when I was a naive, waif of a 66 year old in 1976. I thought he was the new driver and willingly handed him the keys. I was sorely mistaken. Cosby took advantage of me. I will never forgive him."
- Michael Brown (shooting, trial, looting, "Hands up don't shoot," protests around the country and in various countries) - Bill Cosby rapes - Sony hacking - Eric Garner murder by police (bonus: protests) - Stephen Collins child molestation - Republicans take Congress - Madonna's album not due until spring 2015 leaks What else happened this year in the US?
Alex Pettyfer = Gorgeous.
Why .... ? I don't get it.
Broad category, but hopefully this thread will catch a lot of sexy men, in and out clothing!
Born Marilyn Foreman, Mandy Rice-Davies passed away yesterday evening after a short battle with cancer. Rice-Davies, a night-club dancer in the early 60s, was responsible for one of the best-known British quotations of modern time: “He would, wouldn’t he?”, made during the Old Bailey trial of Stephen Ward, an osteopath charged with living off the immoral earnings of Christine Keeler and her friend Rice-Davies. Rice-Davies’ comment came when she was asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.
R60, (from the Clooney getting married thread) I'm on FB under my name. I've just arranged for professional pics; what's there now is another amateur shot. I'm also on Gmail. Again, it's under my name (first&middle.) I'm calling your bluff. I'm in discussion for a few new "faux" reality series, and just left one because of the pay. I've also responded to another local comedy performance opportunity. I am NOT looking to be a star, as I'm a comedy/character actress. Right, the ditzy blond that everyone else teases. At least I'm told that I have "excellent, excellent sense of timing." We know casting isn't based on talent or even looks. Since I'm not bi or a super slut, I never expected to have a major career. Too bad I'm not related to Hal Kanter, as everyone asks. Whoever he was. I hinted at what Mr. Clooney promised to help me reveal, on last night's free question to a psychic thread. It would have been polite if he had told me to look elsewhere for representation, after I was told not to sign with a different manager. Obviously I must have totally misjudged his character and level of honesty. I've now moved on. There are those on DL that will always insult evryone else. I accept that fact.
Ever been to a fat farm? What was it like? How long were you there and how much weight did you lose? Were you allowed to go off-site from time to time? Did you keep the weight off after leaving?
I'm liking the storylines and all, but what's REALLY great about NCIS: N.O. is Scott Bakula's ass. It's good to see that time was kind to it, and that it's just as nice as it was when he starred in Quantum Leap.
Seriously, I'm not interested in reading through them but I'm curious why there are so many.
Hi! Remember me? Just two weeks ago you couldn't stop talking about me! ... I was Peter Pan! ... I'm Brian Williams's daughter!! ... You know, the pretty one on "Girls"! ... ... Hello??
She went through husbands like toilet paper. And, she didn't age well.... kind of chunky and washed out. Even back in the 80s, I heard she was kind of nuts.
She is going nuts. 13 songs leaked. The album wasn't suppose to come out until at least next spring. She never even did one photo shoot for the thing.
"The Skeleton Twins" won the Best Screenplay prize at Sundance back in January and is scheduled for release in September. The film stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as fraternal twins who are reunited after 10 years of not speaking to each other; Hader is a struggling, gay actor and Wiig is an unhappily married housewife; Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell and Joanna Gleason co-star. Film was written by Mark Heyman ("Black Swan") and Craig Johnson ("True Adolescents"); Johnson directed. Here is the trailer:
Thursday, December 18. I don't have a good feeling about his takeover of Late Night. I really liked the political brilliance of TCR, which is something he won't be able to do on CBS.
Jessica Lange sang David Bowie; now Evan Peters sings Nirvana. Where will it end?
Because I'm sick of posting in the other thread. 1. Are we happy this is Nene's final season? 2. Will Kandi still have that red shit in her hair? 3. Apollo goes cray 4. Claudette, the newbie, brings it. 5. Cynthia, I mean Peter, is launging a new bar. 6. Will Kenya have a baby or a real man? Who's your favorite housewife? Also, why is Bravo still using the same publicity photos they've used the past 2 seasons?
If only because of that scene where that idiot James Franco goes "whaaaaaaaaat?"
Michele Bachmann: I destroyed liberal arguments with my superior logic Travis Gettys, 18 Dec 2014 at 13:39 ET As she nears the end of her tenure in Congress, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) reflected back on her adversarial relationship with liberals. “Well, telling the truth bothers them,” Bachmann said. “They don’t like to have the truth told about them, and that’s really what it is. I didn’t fear the left. I decided to take them on in the arena of ideas by attacking their false premises and their false narratives.” Bachmann told World Net Daily, which referred to her as a “GOP legend” in the headline, that she had become a media target because she had basically outsmarted her liberal foes. “That’s the best way to defeat them, by the way — defeat them with evidence and defeat them with their false premises, and I did that,” she said. As Right Wing Watch noted, Bachmann was so noted for her false claims that the chief fact checker for the Associated Press established a “self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota,” and Politifact found the Minnesota Republican had the worst record for accuracy by far of any 2012 presidential candidate. “I took them on, and their agenda, and I went to the heart of whatever it was they wanted to advance, and tried to take it apart through evidence-based arguments, and they don’t like that,” Bachmann said. “When the left argues, they argue from emotionalism.” She blamed liberals for driving Republican women away from seeking political office. “The Republican Party always gets a bad rap because there are not as many women that are in elective office, but it’s a tough business,” Bachmann said. “It is public humiliation, public ridicule, constant criticism when you’re in public office – if you take on the left.”
Was it a Christmas, birthday, or New Year event? In your home, or someone else's, or maybe your office? The WORST party of my life was a birthday party I attended in HS for this shy kid's birthday. We were all around 16. This kid was very introverted and had few friends but word soon spread that it was open house, so most of our year in HS turned up. His mom had prepared the kind of buffet you would see at a child's party, with a frosted cake. The parents took off in their car for a couple of hours. In their absence, kids began downing liquor. Fights broke out. One kid smashed a bottle over another kid's head causing a gashed forehead. A girl came out of the parents' bedroom drunk and weeping, saying this kid had raped her. Kids were throwing up on the lawn of this house. The buffet had been turned into a food fight, the cake was smeared on the walls. The kid whose party it was was crying and screaming at people to leave. When the parents came back, the dad went into shock, turned the car around and drove off some place for a couple of days, apparently. I guess the mom had to clean up. Your turn...
Do you agree?
Damn, the Brits know how to put on a sex scandal. if they're not strangling young boys while getting their jollies, they're choking themselves with oranges while masturbating or locking themselves in suitcases to get a sexual high. "A Conservative MP murdered a young boy during a depraved sex party in the 1980s, an alleged victim of the Westminster paedophile scandal has claimed. The 12-year-old boy, who was being abused by a group of men, was strangled by the politician at a luxury townhouse in front of other victims, it has been alleged. On another occasion, the victim claims a young boy, who was around ten-years-old, was deliberately run down and killed by a car being driven by one of his abusers. The alleged murders are among three that are now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police as part of a major probe into claims that a powerful paedophile ring with links to Westminster was operating in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s. Scotland Yard, which set up Operation Fairbank two years ago to look at the abuse claims, announced on Friday it had launched a fresh strand of the inquiry, entitled Operation Midland, to probe the alleged murders."
Won't it be nice to be living in a decade with a name again!
Be proud and show off the little guy.
What's it like...Canada? or does it have more of an American feel to it? Also, is it true you can see Russia from there, with the naked eye?
My office is across the main lobby from another office space. It's vacant and belongs to the main tenant in the building that has about 80 employees on the second floor. It sits there completely barren; no carpet, some chairs and some fold up tables. It's a big space. I walked by and the double doors were open, and I heard Christmas music just barely playing. In the middle of this huge space were two fold up tables with some soda, a pan of something that smelled like Italian food, two cakes in their original plastic containers and some bags of chips, An office cart was festively decorated. It all looked so sad and pathetic, and I felt sad for the group of people there. What has happened to companies that they treat people so badly? My company does not have one. I think I prefer that to something like what I saw.
Duh, that's because most people in Hollywood were happy to see them go down. "It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail." Gore Vidal
In London, she continues, "I can go for a run here on my own. I do every morning, early, and I think how my friends in New York would still be up partying at that time. I needed to grow up and London is a better place for me to do that than anywhere else."
Is anyone else listening to this creepy, yet addictive podcast? It's a true-crime mystery about a young girl murdered in 1999. This story is infuriating and heartbreaking all at once. And very addictive.
Details and updates at the link:
They've certainly been going down, down, down ... and I read that there are some places in the US where it's actually below $2.00/gallon. I'm in southern Calif., and so far the cheapest I've seen is $2.45 at Costco. How low has it gotten where you are?
Forget those plans by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and other theaters to run Team America: World Police in place of The Interview. The Austin-based chain says that Paramount has now decided not to offer South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s 2004 satire that focuses on Kim Jong-il, the late father of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Alamo says that the cancellation at its Dallas theater is “due to circumstances beyond our control” and says it will offer refunds to those who have already bought tickets. Cleveland’s Capitol Theater also tweeted that Team America “has been canceled by Paramount Pictures.” Alamo Drafthouse DFW @AlamoDFW Follow Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today. 2:15 PM - 18 Dec 2014 Yesterday Sony pulled The Interview, which depicts an assassination of Kim Jong-un, after hackers threatened theaters that showed the film. Working with Sony since the first days of the massive hack in late November, the FBI has established some degree of connection between North Korea and the data breach. Having said that, while the White House today said the investigation is progressing, the Bureau and the Justice Department have not scheduled an announcement yet on the Democratic People’s Republic’s connection to the hacking of Sony, sources tell Deadline.
"Oscars: Why Hasn't A Redhead Ever Won?" Then within the article actually mentions SEVERAL REDHEADS who have won including Susan Sarandon and Shirley MacLaine. WITHIN THE SAME ARTICLE.
He had his man whore with him at the time with him at the time. (Source: Gawker) Shepard Smith, the new director of Fox News’ breaking news operation, is by far the channel’s most lovable anchor—a cuddly-if-irascible antidote to his demagoguing colleagues. Like most people on television, however, he’s a lot less nice in person. Especially to waitresses. One night last March, at a Chelsea speakeasy called Bathtub Gin, Smith and a group of friends were downing cocktails when the 49-year-old anchor, his drink half empty, noticed their waitress attending another table. He wanted the next round now. “He got up from his table, grabbed my elbow, and started yelling,” the waitress, a 30-year-old woman named Katya Minskova, told Gawker. Smith continued berating her: “Where the fuck is my drink! Where is my fucking drink! Get my fucking drink!” (Smith prefers a special off-menu concoction of gin, muddled cucumber, and shaved ice when he patronizes Bathtub Gin. In fact, he never orders anything printed on the speakeasy’s menu.) “He started smacking his hands, like the back of his right hand into the palm of his left,” Minskova said. “He was spitting. His veins were popping out.” Smith had arrived earlier that night with a straight couple and his own regular date, a muscular 6-foot-2 30-something white male, whom Bathtub Gin employees refer to as “his boyfriend.” Like most other nights—Smith frequents the bar, located behind a coffee shop on 9th Avenue, about once a week—the anchor’s attention fell on his date. According to Minskova and one other source who have seen Smith and his date drink there on multiple occasions, the couple frequently holds hands and rests them in each others’ laps under the table. Nobody we spoke with, including several Fox insiders, knew the name of Smith's date. “There was no reason for you to scream at me,” Minskova told Smith. “Yes, there was. You’re fucking slow. I told you I wanted a second round.” Smith continued: “Why don’t you take my order right now?” Minskova tried explaining that the bartender was still mixing the second round, but Smith, visibly angry, told her to cancel it and asked for the check, a duty she passed to another waitress before telling the speakeasy’s manager what had happened. “I’ve dealt with assholes and drunks before,” said Minskova, who has worked in the service industry for several years. “But nothing like this.” Smith and his entourage left without leaving a tip, and without apologizing. Minskova wound up quitting a few months later. It wouldn’t be Smith's first public demonstration of rage. In 2000, while covering the Florida recount, he was arrested by Tallahassee police for “aggravated battery” against a female reporter, after he reportedly slammed his car into her standing body. (Here is his mugshot.) The charge was dismissed after Smith and his victim agreed to an out-of-court settlement. Neither Shepard Smith nor Fox News Channel responded to emails, a voicemail, and a faxed letter requesting comment. The owner of Bathtub Gin did not respond to requests for comment, either.
Thanks for all the years of pleasure you have given us even though now you look like a homeless goat. Chanel Ad:
Aka Serge. On Flirt 4 Free, he was known as Hercules X. He is gay, according to his profile. I'm surprised this guy hasn't had more attention on DL. He has a hot body, pecs, ass, face and, well...everything else. I had seen pics of him before but didn't know his name. Click some pics to enlarge.
Any hot guys in the current crop? Eric Nies from Season 1 is still the hottest.
Regarding Kate Hudson: [quote]She is known, pretty, and relatable," says this former chief, "But I don't know what her prospects are - and not because of her, but because the genre of romantic comedy is kind of confusing right now … I think she and all the women in her age group - I would even include Reese Witherspoon - need roles tailored for them and that those kinds of movies are not being written. [quote]"What movie would you make for them?" asks our former studio chief, "They can't date anymore, they're all mothers. After a while, trying to extract the same story from the same tropes gets old." [quote]"These actresses? They're fucked. Good luck to Kate and Reese. When Cameron [Diaz] was getting cold, she bet on herself, took just a million dollars on Bad Teacher. But even that's not a romantic comedy. The mid-budget studio film - what used to be the sweet spot for romantic comedy - is getting painfully squeezed."
I'm in my mid-30s and generally I like hot daddies, but sometimes I feel like I want to cuddle a 20 year old and plow his ass. Am I a chickenhawk?
Those evil north korean bastards got michael k and allison.
All that adolescent wanking at the dawn of the eighties was fully justified.
Ted Nugent to Appear in Season 2 of ‘Amazing America With Sarah Palin’ December 18, 2014 | 09:45AM PT, Kevin Noonan Former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will return to the Sportsman Channel for the second season of her reality series, “Amazing America With Sarah Palinm” at 9 p.m. on Jan. 15. The series documents Palin as she travels the country to share stories with outdoor enthusiasts, craftsmen and other notable Americans. The Jan. 29 episode will feature rocker and outspoken conservative activist Ted Nugent, host of the Outdoor Channel’s “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild.” “Ted Nugent is not only a rock ‘n’ roll icon, but a true American outdoorsman who practices what he preaches,” said Palin. “His outspoken candor regarding America and our civil liberties is a breath of fresh air. I’m so excited he’s joining me for an episode this season.” Added Nugent, “Sarah Palin is a great American and a great friend to freedom lovers everywhere. She will go down in history as a strong, courageous freedom fighter for ‘We the People’ in this diabolical culture war. I am proud to stand with her.” Season one co-host Jerry Carroll returns to the show with Palin, and 2006 Miss USA Tara Conner joins as a field co-host for the second season. The series is produced by Pilgrim Studios.
Why bother? It tends to look laughably bad when guys continue to color their hair, despite the deep wrinkles carved into their face. Maybe it's sexist, but men and women weren't created equal when it comes to pulling off dyed hair. And with guys, the darker the dye-job, the funnier the results. Are any of you guilty?
Oh HELL no.
He refused to play a big part in The Horse Whisperer that required him to get rid of his Alabama accent. I don't know if he's still as firm in that conviction, but I can't think of any parts he's done where he's not kept his Southern accent. Are there other American actors today who refuse to get rid of native thick accents for any role?
With all of the northern black re-gentrification of Georgia, why hasn't this state flipped blue? Anyone have the Georgia county red/blue maps for last week? What is the next red state to flip blue?
Have you ever had a workplace romance? Did you guys end up dating or was it a secret? I had a 6 month long affair with my married "straight" boss. I was young and stupid and fell in love.
I was just wondering. There are some people out there who can concentrate so much that they don't hear the people around them.
The rule for this thread is that if you can't avoid hearing it multiple times every December, you can't pick it.
Richard Burton was drunk off his ass in the Dorchester Hotel spouting Shakespeare to the horrified guests in the lobby. He then proceeded to throw up everywhere and Liz Taylor, standing right there and even more drunk said, " Oh Richard, you must have the flu!"
Mama and her mussy will vote for Marty the Hottie if he runs!
Justin Bieber is poolside with all his male friends in the pool and no females. Things that make you go hmmm.......
Because like Adele, whenever I see her, all I think to myself is, "Go away fatty!"
"Cheer Up, Charlie" - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory "Sandy" - Grease
they don't stand a snowball's chance in hell in winning
But can someone explain the whole saga to me? It just keeps unfolding and unfolding from thread to thread in all its agony. There's the Troll (who is a Japanese student somewhere); his dream boy (also a Japanese student) who won't give him the time of day; and the Troll's female friend (who is only Thai and thus, according to the Troll, inferior) whom the Troll now hates. And there's a book someone re-sold to someone else for ten dollars less than the original price. I'm having trouble keeping the story straight.
Do you celebrate Christmas? I know many who do.
What albums are you looking forward to? What new artists have you discovered? I'm really digging this British band that goes by the name of Arthur Beatrice. Their debut album drops Feb 24.
and why does he keeps spelling celebrities' names in all-caps when we keep asking him not to do it? Reading his posts is like listening to someone shout "GRACE KELLY! SOPHIA LOREN!" at the top of their lungs.
Dear Mr R, Even though you’re gay, I will always treat you the same way as I do now. I still think about you the same way as I used to. You’re a great teacher and these are just some of the word’s (sic) that I would describe you as: great, amazing, fantastic, brilliant, awesome and brave. The reason why I say brave is because you shared a personal secret which was very brave. You don’t have to feel scared because I know that everone in the class feels the same way as I do. From A x x PS. We are all proud of you
The trailer is out! And it looks like Jimmy is finally getting some vagine. But still no phallic entertainment on the horizon for Thomas. Bloody bollocks! Even the poor sodomites need companionship in this post-War era! Isobel, could you ring us up some tea, dear?
Who is this?
Has he been discussed? HBO has a documentary series coming out about him.
Continue posting scary true crime tales..
Not like ANY of us here have talked about it or anything.....
I don't consider the Korean War a victory because it failed in its objective: reunite North and South Korea under a non-communist government. It's more of a draw, unlike Vietnam, our first outright defeat (some would argue surrender). And nothing after that can be called a victory, either, if the thing we are fighting still exists.
Just was sent this via text. Um WOW!
They have a certain element of appeal to them and can be attractive at times, but I LOVE their dance moves and most back-up dancers are gay. So does anyone know the LES TWINS sexual preference? They are from France and dance for Beyonce......
Because the original was so popular. Original thread at link.
I took the advice of a poster on DL and asked my friend about the book deal, and as it turned out, she never told the guy I liked that I told her the price of the book. And she asked for the discount via "do you think you could drop five dollars" off the price. This girl is close friends with this guy. And she told me that once when they were together, he suddenly popped the following question out of the blue, "do you have a boyfriend" which makes me suspect that perhaps he likes her. Am I correct in assuming that this guy likes this girl? What would you think in this situation?
Like 7" or more totally soft. You know it happens. Of course, they don't get much bigger after it firms up (though we know it doesn't get any shorter haha). But something about a man who is helplessly saddled with the proverbial "thigh slapper" for life is so hot.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Just days before he shot to death a 17-year-old German exchange student, Markus Kaarma told hair stylists he had been waiting up to shoot some kids who were burglarizing homes. He told them they would see it on the news. Kaarma hoped to bait an intruder by leaving his garage door partially open and placing a purse inside, prosecutors said. And when he did, a motion detector alerted him early April 27. Kaarma took a shotgun outside and almost immediately fired four blasts into the garage. Diren Dede, unarmed, was hit twice. He died after the final shot hit him in the head. For those reasons, Kaarma's "castle doctrine" defense, which allows people to use deadly force to protect their home and family, failed him Wednesday. A Missoula jury convicted him of deliberate homicide. Cheers erupted in the packed Missoula courtroom when the verdict was read. Dede's parents, from Hamburg, Germany, hugged and cried. "It is very good," Dede's father, Celal Dede, said with tears in his eyes. "Long live justice." Kaarma faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 11. His lawyers plan to appeal. On Thursday, Dede's parents will give statements to the judge to consider at sentencing. Prosecutors asked for the hearing so the couple won't have to return to Missoula in February. Kaarma's case was the latest in a series in which the shooter had invoked the castle doctrine, testing the boundaries of self-defense law. In May, a 65-year-old Minnesota man was convicted of murder after lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in. In July, an 89-year-old North Carolina man shot and killed a 47-year-old tenant who angrily demanded the landlord fix his air conditioning. Prosecutors declined to file charges. Last year in Florida, a jury acquitted security guard George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman followed the teenager, contended the boy attacked him, and was acquitted of murder even though he was not at his home at the time of the shooting. More than 30 U.S. states, including Montana, have laws expanding the right of people to use deadly force to protect their homes or themselves, some of them known as "stand your ground" laws. The self-defense principle known as the castle doctrine is a centuries-old premise that a person has the right to defend their home against attack. The name evokes the old saying, "my home is my castle." University of Montana law professor Andrew King-Ries noted state law does allow homeowners to use deadly force to protect their property, but it requires them to act reasonably. "What the jury's saying here is, you have a right to defend yourself, but this isn't reasonable," King-Ries said. "Lots of people have guns here, and lots of people feel very strongly that comes with a responsibility to handle your weapon appropriately." Kaarma's attorneys argued at trial that he feared for his life, didn't know if the intruder was armed, and was on edge because his garage was burglarized at least once in the weeks before the shooting. They said Kaarma feared for his family's safety. But jurors heard neighbors testify that Kaarma's girlfriend, Janelle Pflager, told them the couple planned to bait and catch a burglar themselves because they believed police weren't responding. They also heard hair stylist Tanya Colby, who testified that Kaarma told her during a haircut: "I've been up three nights with a shotgun waiting to kill some kids." She said he later told her, "I'm not kidding, you're seriously going to see this on the news." One of Kaarma's neighbors, Terry Klise, called the verdict a "huge weight lifted." "The man was a threat to our neighborhood," Klise said of Kaarma. The German government followed the case closely. Hamburg prosecutor Carsten Rinio said this week his office had been investigating the Dede case, as required under German law. "We are really grateful to everybody involved and particularly impressed by the outpouring of sympathy that Diren's parents experienced h
I mean seriously. I just watched it and for the first half of the film, nothing happens. Then the climax comes with Dr. Mann murdering the protagonist. It was okay at that point. But the entire movie is honestly a waste of time. It's just so boring and they insert science in it to make it look like an intellectual film which it is not.
When will the obese, 'ranch-dressing stained' hospital gowned EHL realise that her obsession with Engelbert Humperdinck is ridiculous. Are her frantic phone calls to her cousin merely for the benefit of her eavesdropping mental health case worker Sue? Or maybe the little Indian doctor on her ward? Or is she just crazy and doesn't realise that the phone is unplugged...?
Please tell me in what century this would EVER have happened under a Republican administration: "The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. That means the Justice Department will be able to bring legal claims on behalf of people who say they've been discriminated against by state and local public employers based on sex identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination, does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status. The memo released Thursday is part of a broader Obama administration effort to afford workplace protection for transgender employees. In July, President Barack Obama ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the U.S. government or for companies holding federal contracts. The new position is a reversal in position for the Justice Department, which in 2006 stated that Title VII did not cover discrimination based on transgender status."
Who do we hate? And who will be Jeff's latest man-crush?
A slippery slope?
help me datalounge gays ur my only hope they wont give me a table at the grill i had to eat at the Palm i was so embarrassed my hairdresser wont return my calls i had to borrow one of barbara streisands old wigs from the studio i know what its like to be salmon rushdie now
How many years did she have as a great beauty before the drinking and food ruined her looks? How was such a little person able to drink as much as she did?
Imagine walking into a darkened room filled with half a dozen full-length, mirror-size portraits staring back at you. Glowing with the help of light boxes, these portraits depict nude men hoisting cameras up to their faces. The viewers are charged with figuring out what's more distracting -- the naked phalluses or the equally penetrative camera lenses that seem to be flashing before their eyes. This is exactly what happens when a person enters "P.O.V.", an installation by Michigan-based photographer Stafford Smith. The chilling art installation cleverly turns the male gaze back on itself, allowing viewers to ogle "the limp shriveled penises" of male photographers stripped naked in a public setting. The cruel nature of the photographic image has lately been at the forefront of Hollywood headlines. With leak after leak after leak of nude celebrity photos, Stafford's portraits seem at first like some kind of vindication for the strangely unceremonious viewing of young women's personal imagery. Visitors to "P.O.V." could feel, in some way, like vigilante voyeurs. At the same time, it exposes the underlying -- if not a bit exaggerated -- horror of photography. As Stafford puts it, "the long term effects of the real being callously shoved aside by its representation." "In P.O.V., the presence of the photographer is hard to miss," he writes in his artist statement. "Yes, this is an installation about voyeurism, surveillance and the gaze. But it is also about our inherent need for attention and how that sets us up as willing victims and self-incriminators. The need to look is balanced by the need to be seen. The line between photographer and subject has been crossed." Stafford is hardly indicting the young women whose images were plucked from privacy and launched into cyberspace without consent. Instead, his work gives -- literally -- a 360-degree view of the effects of viewing and sharing images in a social age. The other end of the spectrum is broadcasted selfies and readily available pornography. Some image makers do want attention, the artist concludes, "to an extreme cost." "According to Sigmund Freud, we are afflicted with an incredible need for attention, so much so, that we have created religions in order to imagine that an omniscient deity is constantly watching us. This need plays into our easy exploitation at the hands of the image making industry." Take a look at Stafford's installation, on view at Kendall College of Arts and Design until January 31, 2015, below. And let us know your thoughts in the comments. NSFW pic at link
Trey Songz loves to tease his fans in subliminal ways.
He's getting ready to bolt, isn't he?
I've been totally out of touch with movies this year and there must be at least two or three films that I've missed that I'd enjoy. Trouble is, I'm very picky... I don't like violence. I don't like cops & robbers. I don't like hospitals. I don't like infantile kiddie stuff, like cartoons of any kind...even stuff that's acclaimed, like Shrek. Can you recommend anything, from this year? Adult drama or comedy, preferably. Oh...& no courtrooms. & no corny stuff, the sort that leads to everyone who initially disliked each other, dancing together to some golden oldie....yucky. Foreign's OK...but not those British films made for old people, that have become popular in recent years. Too corny and formulaic.
Over the past several years, the Salvation Army has tried to change its image, trumpeting that it doesn’t discriminate against LGBT people through its charity work (though it still does) and claiming that its history of supporting discrimination is a myth (despite being well documented). A new document obtained by Queerty demonstrates that the church’s teachings are still anti-gay. The document is a memo circulated earlier this year by midwest Commissioner Paul Seiler that details the church’s teaching on homosexuality both internally and externally. The document does jibe with some of the Salvation Army’s public statements, such as that having a “homosexual orientation in and of itself is not a sin” and that sexual orientation is not a factor in hiring or serving. However, the document proceeds to contradict that very point by outlining ways the church will discriminate in both its hiring and its service. The Salvation Army’s belief on marriage is that it’s still limited to a man and a woman, and anybody who isn’t in a marriage should be celibate. Etc
The most beautiful woman ever to grace the silver screen. She's still alive and still looks beautiful!
Did anyone watch it? What did you think of the episode? What did you think of Peter Capaldi as the new doctor?
Natalie Portman has blamed the Star Wars prequel trilogy for almost thwarting her acting ambitions. The Hollywood actress, 33, starred as Luke and Leia Skywalker’s ill-fated mother, Queen Padme Amidala, in George Lucas’ commercially successful but critically-panned movies. “Everyone thought I was a horrible actress,” she told New Yorker magazine. “I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade and no director wanted to work with me.” Of course, Portman went on to win the best actress Oscar for Black Swan in 2011, after late director Mike Nichols revived her career by taking her on for his 2001 stage production of Chekhov’s The Seagull. “Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said ‘Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her’,” she said. “Then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis [who cast her in V For Vendetta].” Portman recently played Jane Foster in Marvel’s Thor films and will soon be seen starring alongside Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett in Knight of Cups from The Tree of Life director Terence Malick.
Ashley Simpson and Evan Ross have announced that they are expecting.
Should we carry on the tradition?
I'm guessing this had something to do with Customs? If so, why can music travel back and forth so freely today (sealed, brand new) but not back, say, twenty years ago?
How did you like it? What was your experience like?
SHUT THE FUCK UP
12.17.14 Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana made a rare public appearance this week, visiting children at a refugee camp in Jordan. Much like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or unicorns, recent sightings of Janet Jackson have become the stuff of legend. We see her so infrequently that the world nearly stops every time we hear there's a new picture. What we can tell you is that Janet (who is looking fresh faced and good as usual) and her fabulously wealthy husband Wissam Al Mana use their time and resources to improves the lives of others. You'll recall that last time we saw Miss Jackson she was raising money for AmFAR. This week, she and Wissaam took pictures hugging, and playing with kids at Zaatari, a refugee camp in Jordan. Janet posted the photos on her Facebook page with the caption, "With UNICEF Zaatari Camp. Syria’s beautiful children. Their openness and love... so wonderful. Wissam and Janet." It's worth it to note that Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet's socio-political album, was released 25 years ago and the social issues she tackled remain current. It's great to see that her charity work was never a "fad" and she continues to give back. So where is the couple headed off to now? “Next visiting the children with @UNICEFJerusalem. Wissam and Janet,” she tweeted to her legions of fans.
I was just wondering. I have a friend who is fat and ugly but she still gets guys who come up to her wanting to have sex with her and saying that she is beautiful.
I really find this hot to watch, sometimes I go to adult bookstores in an effort to find this scene. Any porn sites that offer it
I am worried. He is needed around here. I am afraid he is overdue, at this point. Should we be worried? I'd hate to have a substitute step in.
I know that someone leaked someone's emails at the company and people are in a tizzy over it. And it's somehow connected to this "Interview" movie, which I've never heard of. And that theaters aren't showing it because of some sort of threat (who threatened them, and what did they threaten to do?). Can someone explain to me what's going on?
Looks like Zac Efron must be readying a new movie role, because he is super toned in these new pictures. What do you all think? Action hero movie? I can see him being 'Flash' in a super-hero movie.
Okay, honey, you had your fun, but it's time to dye the hair. You can't play the "I'm a widow" thing forever.
Might this actually be an act of war by North Korea on America or Japan, America's protectorate? They could force Sony into bankruptcy. Sony won't be showing the movie in theaters. With what movies cost these days, this could cost a half-billion dollars for the movie alone.
just curious, things seem to be heating up now
I felt like I'd been lied to. Was happy though that my parents confirmed that the Easter Bunny is indeed real.
Now filming the highly anticipated blockbuster, Henry Cavill's Gigantic Tit Muscles v. Henry Cavill's Gigantic Ass Muscles: Dawn of Justice.
Which seems to support one of the most ancient religions Enke as the god who combined the seeds in the vessel and created man.
Both sides of my family came from shtetls. Can I find out what my ancestors did on them?
Doing a stint on Days in a Wilson story line....
Amidst all the Sony hacking hoo-har, and the Taliban atrocity in Peshawar, the Russian currency collapsed yesterday. A rouble is now worth half its value of a year ago. Russia is ''falling apart'' as a result, with panicking Russians seeing prices shoot up. They are buying up re-sellable consumables such as European imported electronics to get rid of their roubles. "We bought a washing machine for $440, (yesterday)" said shopper Alexei Malakhov, an IT specialist. "Now it's already $560." Apple has closed its online Russian store as they cannot set prices for their products in this climate. Oil prices have plummeted , and with it, the Russian state's main source of income. Half of the Russian government's income comes from its sale of oil and gas. Because of sanctions imposed by Obama and US allies after the shooting down of the passenger plane over Eastern Ukraine by Russian armed rebels. Six months ago, 34 rubles would buy a dollar. On Tuesday, it took almost 70 rubles. So Russians holding rubles have lost half their wealth. In desperation, the Central Bank tried to break the fall, raising interest rates from 10 percent to 17 percent. It didn't work. The sanctions against Russia prevent Russian banks re-financing their foreign currency debts. Putin , who has enjoyed a high degree of popularity thanks to the improved economic conditions seen in recent years - mainly thanks to the high price of oil - and thanks to his aggressive expansionist rhetoric, may not survive. Russians have taken to twitter to voice gallows humor. One wag tweeted: “When oil and gas run out soon, roubles can be used to heat people’s homes.”
I'm guessing the answer is no! I think she actually started to believe that whole silly "greatest living actress" nonsense herself. Her mannered performances, self-gratifying awards acceptance speeches and that constant smirk on her face are becoming really painful to watch! And I think even her biggest fans can admit that some of her shenanigans (like that Walt Disney/Emma Thompson thing) were really embarassing. Can you imagine someone ripping Margaret Thatcher to shreds before giving her an award for The Iron Lady? Nope, but she can get away with something like this because she's Meryl fucking Streep. I just hope she'd go away, for a couple of years at least, so we can get some rest from her.
As 2014 comes to a close, we congratulate Michael Sam, Ellen Page, Billy Gilman, Sam Smith, Andreja Pejic, Ian Thorpe and others who have come out in 2014. Who will come out in 2015?
I love it, with capers and anchovies. So much better than Mayo...even Duke's.
Since the original thread is now among the missing ... Well, we now know that Julianne Moore is a lock for a nomination, but is not a shoo-in for the win. Also - One of the presumed Actress nominees - probably Amy Adams, whose film is getting terrible pre-reviews - could fall to a nomination for Marion Cotillard. Supporting Actor - JK Simmons is in the same boat as Moore - nom, yes, win, still up in the air. And, surprisingly, Patricia Arquette is not impervious, either. Coming very soon: The LA Critics and the National Society of Film Critics add to the fun.
I never even considered this. But it is typical Barbara Walters....Amal Clooney!
Here I sit in an airline lounge, sipping my rum-and-eggnog, with a Jerry episode on the background. I wouldn't mention that here, except that as I glanced at the screen, the headline for the show said: "My husband slept with my ex-husband." The guy seems a tad thug-ish to me, which ought to get DL mussies dripping.
Is it still as big as it was? In the mid-90s and early ''00s, way too many gays were hooked on it. I''m not hearing as much about it so wondering if it''s still going strong or is people are wising up/moving on to something new.
Good. Bad. New. Old. Doesn't matter. Tell us what it was & share your thoughts about it if you can. I just watched an excellent old "B" Movie called 'Diary Of A Bachelor' this morning. Starring someone named Joe Silver. It was one of those early-60's "Swingin' Sex Comedies", but the writing & direction were more clever than most films of it's ilk. Didn't expect it to be as good as it was. The location filming was great too. I got a real feel of what early-60's NYC must have been like. Immediately before that I watched Bette Davis in Dead Ringer from 1964. One of 2 films in which she played twins. I found it much more enjoyable than the first, 'A Stolen Life'.
Some of you queens must be so upset!
The 911 calls are really disturbing. Mental illness is a real thing, and it has to suck :(
Who are you surprised is still around? Personally, I'm amazed people still think a leaked Madonna record is BIG NEWS in 2014. Keeping it trite...model girl Kate Moss, still gets major campaigns. The tabloids still follow her every move. In fact models with long careers surprise me the most...some of those '80s supermodels were around for YEARS....decades! I'm not surprised McCartney & Elton John are still around crocking out songs because they were so big, there'll always be an interest (not from me though).
There's a silver lining in all of this.
Would you hire one, or would you be afraid to spoil the fantasy? I'm saying this because I've recently found Francesc D'Macho and Tim Kruger advertising on GayRomeo, and have been tempted to try... So, what's your advice?
Thor might be ready to battle it out with Batman over Matt Damon. Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon apparently have a serious bromance going on, with Damon making a cameo in Hemsworth's new interview for GQ's January issue. Damon and Ben Affleck (star of 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice") have been friends since childhood, breaking into the business together with an Oscar win for the "Good Will Hunting" screenplay, in which they also co-starred. Hemsworth, however, became pals with Damon a few years ago when he began his Hollywood career as the star of 2010's "Ca$h" alongside Sean Bean. "We became friends around the time I started to work, and I’ve really benefited from watching how he handles himself,” Hemsworth told GQ. “Matt’s just a normal guy who has the movie-star thing figured out.” GQ reporter David Katz joined the buddies for a mountain-biking adventure and ate breakfast with them at Damon's house. “Today started with me introducing you to my friend, then a bike ride, then cooking you pancakes,” Hemsworth told Katz. “I think this is the most romantic interview I’ve ever done.” As for his brother, fellow actor Liam Hemsworth, Chris says it's definitely difficult for him not to be protective of his younger sibling. “I’ve watched Liam do things I did at his age, like being in relationships he shouldn’t be in, or being reckless just to prove a point. And I had no empathy," he admitted. "My mom had to remind me I was the same way.”
This has to be fake.
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson: ‘I’m shocked to be up for sexiest male in the soap awards and I want to win it for gay people’ by Scott Roberts, 3 May 2013, 2:49pm Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson says he’s “shocked” to have made the sexiest male category in this year’s British Soap Awards. The gay actor, 27, said to the Liverpool Echo: “It’s a bit of a laugh but being competitive I want Hollyoaks to win as many awards as possible. “There are two people from Hollyoaks up for the same award, so that will split the vote – people who love Danny will vote for him and people who love me will vote for me, whereas Corrie fans will vote for their own.” Mentioning Hollyoaks co-star Danny Mac, Kieron said: “I love Danny to bits. He’s better looking than me. But I’ve got good cheekbones and an all-right face. I’m doing it for all the people who hate going to the gym and love eating crisps, burgers and kebabs, and also for gay people.” At the start of the year, Kieron posed naked for Gay Times’ special ‘naked’ issue in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust. Gay Hollyoaks actor PJ Brennan also took part in the shoot. The pair play on-screen gay couple Doug and Ste in the Channel 4 soap.
[quote]Knowingly or not, you have seen the phenomenon of "manspreading" in nature. You've probably been its unwitting victim. The slow (or rapid) creep of a knee into your own by a guy (indeed, it is always a guy) taking up more than his fair share of real estate on public transit. I'm not talking about the equally obnoxious habit of placing a bag on the seat beside you. This is different. This is specific. [quote]Left unchecked, the scourge of "manspreading" will proliferate like algae, if algae got up in the morning, put on khakis and edged out its knees until it took up two, sometimes three subway seats. Our own Jake Dobkin has done his best to educate the nation's NPR listeners on the ills of the manspread, but we knew there was more to be done. We had to go into the belly of the beast, to try to connect with the perpetrators on a human level. It was...awkward. [quote]Everyone we spoke with was very cordial, and no one used the term "ball sack," which was a welcome surprise. Many manspreaders were promptly contrite; others explained that they were happy to rein it in if anyone wanted to sit down. No one screamed or kicked or spread wider in defiance. [quote]The MTA is planning a campaign to raise awareness about mass transit etiquette, but we still have a long way to go. The next time you get on the train, look down at your own knees—how far apart are they? If there's space enough for a litter of puppies or a celebrity selfie group shot, you are taking up too much space. Pull it in. Don't make us find you.
A controversial "ex-gay" group has put up a billboard, sprawled with the words "Nobody is born gay," along a major interstate highway. The billboard appeared recently beside I-95 in Richmond, Virginia, according to NBC affiliate WWBT. The sign depicts two males, one dressed in a suit and the other in a white T-shirt, and says: "Identical twins: One gay. One not. We believe twin research studies show nobody is born gay." The group behind the billboard, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, otherwise known as PFOX, is a national nonprofit that promotes ex-gay ideology, or the thinking that a person who identifies as gay can, through some kind of revelation, or in some cases "conversion therapy," renounce their homosexuality and claim they are no longer gay. On its website, the group cites two studies purportedly denying the existence of a "gay gene," one of which was conducted in 2000 with participants who were twins. (LGBTQ Nation pointed out this interpretation of the 2000 study has been disputed by the study's main researcher.) PFOX has publicly promoted ex-gay therapy in the past, despite the fact that the American Psychological Association condemned such practices as being "based on a view of homosexuality that has been rejected by all the major mental health professions." Some who have seen the billboard on I-95 expressed their disgust to WWBT. "We do not know why people are heterosexual," Bill Harrison with the Richmond Gay Community told the network. "Maybe when we figure that out, we can determine why some people are not. What we do know is that this type of therapy has caused many people to commit suicide." A representative for PFOX was not immediately available for comment. LGBTQ Nation spoke with a rep for Lamar Advertising Company, which owns the billboard, and the company said PFOX's stance “is not a reflection of our company’s views.” The billboard is set to run through Jan. 4.
Can you do one of your open water dives prior to completing the academic and confined parts of the course?
Yeah his beef was over [italic]Rosemary's Baby[/italic], but considering his bisexuality in hindsight you'd think if he saw this, the "you know how bitchy fags can be" line would have triggered something.
She says, "He is the man you thought you knew" She's the black Dottie Sandusky
Out of the current generation.
The hackers have robbed us of the opportunity to shit all over this turkey. Terrorism is just the worst!
...on LGBT people, do read this article. "A new document obtained by Queerty demonstrates that the church’s teachings are still anti-gay."
Showing off their arse in their underwear or sometimes even their crack: Do they intend to be presenting hole to gay men? I mean, I can't imagine it is for the girls. What would a girl know what to do w/ a guy's hole?
He was just on Home & Family talking about his new medical drama that debuts tomorrow night. That's one hot Irish bloke right there.
Go Lil Kim go!
Why is he suddenly getting [italic]all[/italic] the big roles for young adult males? He came out of nowhere - hadn't done any film or tv work before last year. And he's not even cute. At all.
Colton Haynes: The Saga Continues... here.
Indie darlings "Birdman" and "Boyhood" are in there. Angelina Jolie's big-budget epic "Unbroken" failed to make the cut. If anything, the Golden Globe nominations announced Thursday show the increasingly sophisticated tastes of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., a group long known for valuing movie stars far above the quality of their films. It's one reason why the Globes are taken more seriously than ever, with studios devoting an inordinate amount of time, money and energy to secure the love of the HFPA's 82 voting members. "This is a boost, and very important for our movies as we roll them out," Sony Pictures Classics Co-President Michael Barker says of the Golden Globe nominations. His studio found itself well represented, with such titles as "Foxcatcher," "Still Alice" and "Whiplash" receiving nods, recognition Barker hopes will translate into lifting the films' commercial prospects in the coming weeks. Not that long ago, it wasn't hard to earn a Golden Globe nomination. You just needed to be a movie star willing to shake a few hands, pose for some photos and make sure your studio ponied up for a lavish press junket. The idea was to fill the ballroom with as many stars as possible, not necessarily recognize the best work. Stars and studios still follow those rules. But in the last two years, under new President Theo Kingma, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has attempted to chart a course toward respectability, one that has the group mirroring the choices of the critical mainstream and the film academy. On "Transparent's" nomination: "There's a big plus by the acknowledgement of the HFPA. It's that a story like Maura's is being celebrated and being acknowledged. It's very comforting, just in the world, to find out you're not alone." Is he happy for actors' nominations?: "Above everything. Just their commitment, and it wasn't just the life commitment, like, oh, I'm agreeing to work for 12 years on a thing for nothing, that's the physical part of it, it was the emotional parts they brought to it." On being nominated: "This is my dream. This is amazing. This is what I've been dreaming about since I was 15 years old. For it to come, and to come so soon and for a network that has never had a Golden Globe nomination, and here I am as a Latina lead. This is a beautiful thing."
It was a scene in an early gay porn film. A leather clad muscle man was straddling a motorcycle. He wore gloves, a harness, a hood and chaps. Another man walked into the room and and slowly worshiped the muscular top. He sucked him off and left the room. Afterwards, the muscle guy took his gloves off to show manicured, painted nails. He took the mask off and he was in full drag make-up with a wig. He was half muscle man/half drag queen. It was an interesting commentary on fetish and illusion. What film was it?
It is not my usual M.O. (that's Haley's) to ask for help (a bitter word, a nasty word). But, shit, I got me a problem - a good one. BET lost a one-hour informercial slot on Dee-cember 23 (1:15-2:15 AM PST), and has offered me the time for a Christmas Special. I have $1,775 to spend on production costs and they are throwing in the studio and technical people. Who can assist? I need stars, numbers, spiritual duets, Christ-in-Christmas choruses and flashy dance. I am thinking current events meets Baby Jesus meets Vegas meets Southern Gospel meets Disco Inferno meets San Jose, and [quote]DIONNE'S A STUPOR-STAR CHRISTMAS: CHRIST, WHAT'S THAT FLASHING LIGHT UP THERE? or PEACE THROUGH WARWICK: DIONNE AND JESUS BRING YOU CHRISTMAS or PUT DOWN THAT TORCH, JEANNETTE, ISABELLA - THE KING IS HERE, or COME, THEY TOLD ME - DIONNE"S CHRISTMAS X-STRAVAGANZA, or just DIONNE DELIVERS THE HITS TO BABY J for a working title. Topical. Or maybe something else. Anyone? PLEASE? (another nasty word. I don't even know if I am spelling it right.) And if you think I'm a tired, too-done-to-die, tedious has-been DLer, all I can say is I have shivved better bitches than you to get their shoe strings. I am not trying to entertain here. I am trying to get a job done. For me. La Toya? Gladys? Mooriah? McCoo? Anyone seen Teddy Pendergrass lately? I'll let you keep the costumes if you wear your own clothes. And I'll provide the usual amphetamines for rehearsals, of course. Chop-chop. And I can have Damont pick you up if you are within two miles of 106 and Park, where we are taping. Did I mention it's a live show? Just like PETER PAN and me at the Apollo in 1958. And I need craft table suggestions. Maybe a pot-luck? I like my wings hot. Get back to me.
Yes, of course, I think she's cute, but I also think she's a viable candidate for "the next Meryl Streep." Anyone agree?
Best song written about the AIDS epidemic?
It's all very Ancient Greece. I spied at least one queen.
Because the last thread is just about full
the hackers are winning.
The Butler director Lee Daniels wasted no time in outlining what he had learned during his week spent as jury head of the Dubai International Film Festival. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on the penultimate day of the event, the filmmaker revealed that watching films from the Middle East had completely transformed his attitude towards the region. "What I’ve learned is that I’ve been brainwashed. I have been brainwashed since a child about the Arabic culture," he said, joking that his publicist wasn’t around and his comments were likely to to get him into trouble. "I have been brainwashed, and I am embarrassed about it. I’m ashamed." Read more Yemeni Drama Takes Top Award at Dubai Film Fest Daniels claimed that the view of Arabic culture presented to him in the U.S. was not one of peace. "But I’ve learned there are peaceful people. And the injustices and the atrocities that have happened are insurmountable. That America does not lend the support that they should. And it’s not right." With the festival drawing to a close on Wednesday, Daniels said he would be returning to the U.S. to spread his newfound knowledge "loud and clear," later telling one of the festival organizers that he planned to "go on Oprah" to do so. Read more Lee Daniels Compares Damon Dash's Investment Lawsuit to 'Shell Game' Oprah Winfrey herself is soon set to appear in Daniels' next feature film project, his upcoming and as-yet-untitled Richard Pryor biopic. "She plays his grandmother, who was a prostitute and a madam of the whorehouse," he said, adding that he would be finish tweaking the script, written by Bill Condon, next week. "I’ll start pre-production in January and shoot at the end of March, beginning of April, in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco." Daniels also confirmed that Kate Hudson would be playing the comedian’s wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor. Stand-up star Mike Epps was confirmed in the lead role in August. "It’s been so great because I haven’t really worked on a film in over a year. I’m anxious to be getting behind the camera," Daniels said.
The latest one seems to be Angus T. Jones badmouthing his own series and getting fired. Who else said the wrong thing, or pissed off the wrong person, or got drunk one too many times? So many careers ruined by a marginal talent just doing or saying the wrong thing.
WTF is wrong with him??!
I remember when he was interviewed by a gay magazine (like Out or The Advocate) during the heyday of "Queer as Folk," and he spoke of himself at circuit parties as if he were part of the prom royalty of America's entire gay subculture. What is he doing today?
My questions after reading the article: Did he sexually assault the other young soldier who sent him the texts? Was it his pattern to get other soldiers drunk and then sexually assault him? How did his mom know about the topless bar maids? How did she get the pictures? Is he really "bisexual"?! This tale reads like a Dean Koontz novel! Story intro: [quote]The first sign of trouble about the one-off sexual encounter appeared in the form of angry text messages on Corporal Ezekiel Wilkinson's phone. [quote]"What you did was so wrong on so many levels….what you did to me when I was trying to go to bed was f--ked up," said the messages from the male soldier with whom Cpl Ezekiel says he was intimate. [quote]Cpl Wilkinson, 29, an experienced serviceman who had hidden his bisexuality from most in his unit, was not overly concerned, believing the messages were from a spurned former lover confused about his sexuality. He believed they would quickly stop and the issue would go away. [quote]But he was soon mistaken. ...
He used date rape drugs to sexually assault at least 13 women from the 1970s until 2005. Four of them went on record. Here's one of the victims, a woman named Barbara Bowman, who was interviewed by People magazine in 2005: It was in a hotel in Reno, claims Bowman, that Cosby assaulted her one night in 1986. "He took my hand and his hand over it, and he masturbated with his hand over my hand," says Bowman, who, although terrified, kept quiet about the incident and continued as Cosby's protégé because, she says, "Who's gonna believe this? He was a powerful man. He was like the president." Before long she was alone with Cosby again in his Manhattan townhouse; she was given a glass of red wine, and "the next thing I know, I'm sick and I'm nauseous and I'm delusional and I'm limp and ... I can't think straight.... And I just came to, and I'm wearing a [men's] T-shirt that wasn't mine, and he was in a white robe." A month or two later, she was in Atlantic City and says she was given another glass of red wine and felt "completely doped up again." Confused, Bowman somehow made it back to her room, but the next day Cosby summoned her to his suite. After she arrived, Bowman says, Cosby "threw me on the bed and braced his arm under my neck so I couldn't move my head, and he started trying to take his clothes off. I remember all the clinking of his belt buckle. And he was trying to take my pants down, and I was trying to keep them on." Bowman says that not long after she resisted the assault, Cosby cut off contact with her and had her escorted to the airport for a flight back to Denver.
Was it a big deal at the time when she appeared? I know the wedding of Luke and Laura was huge, but was it a big coup to get legendary Taylor to appear?
Still no homo.
Handsome, natural, a walk in the woods:
Think of all the fake relationships that celebrities' publicists have them get into. Do you suppose there will ever be time when straight male celebrities get into a fauxmance with other straight male celebrities in order to pretend that they're bisexual and get media attention? What male celebrities would you pair up together? I'd pair Harry Styles and Brenton Thwaites (because they have similar hairstyles, they'd make a cute couple!)
Los Angeles Times retweeted Joe Bel Bruno @JoeBelBruno · 16m16 minutes ago BREAKING: Sony hackers release first phase of their "Christmas gift" data dump. Its going to be a long day. #sonyhack
Very hot, hairy guys. Not overly muscled. I swear the "studio" name started with an A. Never heard of it or saw it before. Of course, I forgot the name in the heat of the moment. I guess I could go back but I was hoping one of you would know the name. I googled but didn't come up with it.
Since the last thread seems to be locked up/inaccessible since last week. More about those towns we were chatting about. Don't misbehave and don't make me snap you with my fuckin' dishtowel!
The Atlantic notes that, should Hillary Clinton be elected, it will be Bill Clinton who would have been responsible for stripping her of the power to overturn the embargo without an act of Congress.
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.
President Barack Obama will get no money for his Cuba policy, no ambassador will be confirmed and the embargo will never be lifted, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) vowed in a blistering press conference on Wednesday. In a historic move earlier in the day, Obama announced that the United States will begin talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba in 50 years. The president's remarks followed the release on Wednesday morning of American Alan Gross, who had been held in a Cuban prison for five years. Gross' release was negotiated in exchange for the freeing of three Cubans who had been jailed in the U.S. for spying.
In preparation for spring training and the 2014 MLB season. ----- 2014 HOF Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame Braves pitchers, White Sox slugger make it on first ballot; Biggio falls just shy
Don Lemon (of course) hosted a "Cops Under Fire" segment on CNN, with a panel of police officers to discuss the treatment of police and the use of force on the job. CNN launched the hashtage #AskACop in advance to get input from twitter and it doesn't go as planned.
See link for this update
wtf will Stupid Face say next?
The two of them worked on "Into the Woods" together, and both have recently deceased husbands - Tracey's was near death at the time of filming. Christine is now speaking out about her own personal heartache after Trace, who has been making the rounds with her, has already been doing it. Trace has been breaking down publicly watching the film, being that her husband was near death at the time of filming, and she was busy living it up getting drunk with Christine and La Streep night after night at the time. Is Christine a thing? Is she well-known and interesting enough to be making her "FIRST STATEMENT" as the media is titling her articles?
I guess the star of The Fault In Our Stars must read Datalounge, because he addressed the gay rumors today.
DLers may know him from the now-obsolete thread "This guy actually pretends to be straight..."
Saw this interesting tidbit on HuffPost; [quote]President John F. Kennedy first made Cuban cigars illegal in the U.S. as part of a broad embargo in 1962 -- though not before ordering 1,000 of them for himself. Wow. Just wow.
Santa Monica....too many homeless, they could steal the Prada purses that fall out of my mouth!! Burbank: I get lost
He's slowly getting there in America. The media loves him, and women and gay men drool over him. He has a great body - now. His ass in "Looking" keeps getting written up. How far can he go with this? What will it mean for his future career? Does he have a career in the US past "Looking"?
I'll go first. Marcia Brady
The republican-controlled Senate may never confirm anyone, anyway, so who should he president name and throw to the wolves?
She's still at it, still thinks she is "it" and it is still 1991 and Madonna has a limo waiting outside for her. So much of her act was bashing "has been's". Now her own "sell by" date is over 20 years old. Sometimes you do get what you deserve - she is now the very person she made fun of all those years ago. Her biggest gig of recent was as a dinner guest on The Food Network at Rocco's de Whatever's apartment. She tried to get snippy, "funny" words in at every turn, but it was all the same old yarn. She couldn't merge into the dialouge traffic from the off ramp. Everyone else was there to just talk about food, be nice, have a good time and NOT put on a "greatest hits" show. She sank! My freind put it on to DVD for me because it ws so sad/funny to watch her. Never call anyone a "has been" Miss Sandrah B. YOU wear the crown so very well and snug now.
Kharma sometimes REALLY does "git" ya.
Let's carry on our foolishness in a single thread. To recap: When Welsh actor Luke Evans started out on the West End in Boy George's musical Taboo, he was openly gay, telling The Advocate "I'm going to have to be open. It's who I am. And if people don't like it, then I don't want their jobs." and "If that means I'm going to be a poor man at 60, then at least I've lived a happy, open, gay life and not had to hide it from anybody." More bluntly, he told an English gay rag that what he liked most about gay porn stars were "big cocks." Despite appearing in high profile musicals such as Les Miserables and Avenue Q, major stardom eluded him, so he took the plunge into film. Reneging on his earlier statements, he tried to present himself as straight, even attempting to beard with his friend Holly Goodchild. But the internet remembers and this created a furor in on many gay blogs and here at DL, where his earlier interviews were dug up. At the time, however, the mainstream press ignored it. Luke compounded the situation by going on Cam4 to put on a little sex show; miraculously, only the "PG" stuff from the show has survived. Meanwhile, Luke carved out a moderately successful career in action films, appearing in Immortals with Henry Cavill, The Hobbit with Lee Pace and Richard Armitage and The Fast and Furious 7 with Vin Diesel. Ian McKellan, another co-star from The Hobbit, dropped the ball a bit when he named Evans as one of several openly gay actors from the films; and Luke moved from bearding to living in a somewhat blurry glass closet, saying how he wants to keep his private life private. In the summer of 2014, he was romantically linked with Spanish model/actor Jon Kortajarena, a situation that was even covered in the mainstream press. Doing interviews in the fall of 2014, Luke acknowledged the earlier interviews while his PR people stated "It's not something he's hiding...." which led Time magazine to declare him now openly gay and our first gay action hero. His latest film, Dracula Untold, his major solo starring role, was predicted to be a flop; yet, despite dreadful reviews, the movie opened to big bucks, with a $25 million take in the U.S. and even more internationally; Evans is currently the 7th most searched actor on IMDb.
Perhaps no other show on the air has experienced such whiplash-inducing extremes of praise and criticism as "Homeland," a program that's become a cautionary tale about the dangers of creating ambitious television in an era of relentless scrutiny and ever-increasing expectations. A critical darling and instant sensation when it premiered in 2011, the Showtime series had, by the end of its third season last year, become a pop culture punching bag, thanks to plot twists that occasionally strained credulity or were, according to some, executed in bad faith. Not only did the critics howl, but the awards suddenly dried up: In 2012, "Homeland" swept the Emmys, including for dramatic series; this year it wasn't even nominated in the category. But don't count it out just yet. When "Homeland" returns Sunday night with successive episodes, it may just woo back the skeptics. Following what show runner Alex Gansa calls a "major reset," the series has a new international setting, a spate of new characters and a revived focus on espionage rather than domestic melodrama. Most notable among the changes is the absence of Nicholas Brody, the POW turned congressman turned international fugitive played by Damian Lewis who was a love interest for Claire Danes' troubled CIA analyst, Carrie Mathison. And — spoiler alert for those behind on their Season 3 viewing — Lewis' character was executed during a covert mission in Iran. (Also off the show: his family, including much-maligned teenage daughter Dana.) "It's a post-Brody 'Homeland,'" Gansa said. "It was incumbent on us to take Carrie, this character that people have come to know over the past three years, and put her in a new geographical space and a new emotional space and to make that story feel compelling. It's up to all our fans and our critics to tell us if we're successful or not." Accordingly, the setting has moved from the relative safety of Washington, D.C., and its suburbs to the Middle East — specifically to the hot zones of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where Carrie has been reassigned. "The big idea this season was that we wanted to see this character do the thing she was trained to do, and that is be an intelligence officer overseas," Gansa said. Following Brody's harrowing death, the first step in rebuilding the show was deciding where to send its protagonist. At the end of Season 3, Carrie, pregnant with the daughter she conceived with Brody, had just been appointed station chief in Istanbul. However tempting it might have been to film there, the city was quickly ruled out because the Turkish government would have required script approval on every episode, according to Gansa. His effort to postpone the season a few months to allow more time for retooling met resistance from Showtime, he said.
It's beautifully arranged - the only one that approaches being genuinely emotionally affecting. And the video! Matthew Modine was a hot little piece back in the day.
Really, there are no words. Read the article in which he "waxes fat and fortyish."
Away from the anchor desk for eye surgery.
Ugh. Can't stand that bitch, and apparently mom is the show mom from HELL.
Hot and slutty!
Which other male celebrities have his skin color?
Turkey Baster Timberlake??
Stories please! PS. I've never read a single nice thing about Sarah ever.
Rogen made $8.4M, Franco made $6.5M upfront for "The Interview."
I never understand this in sitcoms: why they keep hanging out with the annoying person who always gets them in trouble. Why doesn't Jerry move away from Kramer? Why doesn't the rest of the "How I Met Your Mother" gang stop hanging out with Barney? Why don't the other islanders kill Gilligan?
The rule for this thread is that if you can't avoid eating it several times before Christmas, you can't include it.
Killer heels, soft music, expensive hair, lots of champagne. At first glance, this crowd of good-looking women seem to be on a rather glamorous girls' night out, swapping stories about work, kids and husbands. But around 10pm the first party game gets underway and it becomes apparent that this isn't your standard ladies' night. After stripping to her knickers, one guest takes her place on the dining table. A line of salt is poured up each of her thighs, a shot glass of tequila placed on her belly and a wedge of lemon in her mouth. Volunteers are requested to slam the spirit, and soon a line of tipsy, frisky women has formed - wedding rings flashing - and Body Tequila is underway. Some neck the tequila, most spend a lot longer working their way up the stranger's body, inviting their new friends to join them before disappearing off to bedrooms to carry on the party. Welcome to Skirt Club, the UK's first women-only sex club for straight girls.
Rumor is that Warner Bros is tweaking it after the one they planned to show tested poorly.
One exec tells the Hollywood Reporter that Tom Rothman is the likeliest replacement. Accompanied by cute little illustration of Kim Jung-Un boiling Amy and Michael Lynton in a pot of oil.
Ireland to hold referendum on gay marriage in May Campaigners welcome deputy prime minister’s announcement, as latest opinion poll shows 71% of electorate would vote yes Henry McDonald in Dublin, Tuesday 16 December 2014 19.41 GMT A referendum on legalising gay marriage in Ireland will be held in May, the Republic’s deputy prime minister announced on Tuesday evening. Tánaiste and Irish Labour leader Joan Burton confirmed that the cabinet in Dublin had agreed to hold the vote then. “The fact that this referendum is now to take place is a mark of the progress that has taken place in this country in recent years and decades, and indicates the extent to which attitudes to lesbian and gay people have changed,” Burton said in Government Buildings. A gay Christian group was among the first to welcome the announcement. Dr Richard O’Leary, chair of the Church of Ireland group Changing Attitude Ireland, said: “In the forthcoming referendum on marriage Christians will be campaigning on both sides.” He added: “Although Catholic bishops have expressed opposition, Christians can still use their freedom of conscience to vote yes to civil marriage equality, like they did 20 years ago in favour of the availability of civil divorce.” The latest opinion poll in the Irish Times found that 71% of the Republic’s electorate would vote yes and allow for legal gay marriages in the state. The hierarchy of the Catholic church last week came out against gay marriage in the Republic. A yes vote would mark another defeat for the temporal power of the Catholic church in a country it once dominated. On the same day as the gay marriage referendum, the Republic’s voters will also be asked to endorse a constitutional reform that will allow lowering the age an individual can stand for the Irish presidency from 35 to 21. A gay member of the main coalition partner, Fine Gael, said the referendum would be a landmark day for social equality in Ireland. Jerry Buttimer, who presents Cork South Central in the Irish parliament said: “As a gay man and member of Fine Gael, I am immensely proud that this referendum has been brought forward by this Fine Gael/ Labour Government. However the hard work is only starting now. “We must be fully committed to this campaign and leave no stone unturned in explaining the importance of a yes vote. I truly believe the referendum will be passed and that Ireland will be lauded across the world as a leader in social justice and equality.”
Tori Johnson, a gay man who was one of two people killed during yesterday's harrowing hostage situation in Sydney, Australia, is being called a hero for dying while trying to take down the gunman holding him and others hostage, according to multiple media reports. Johnson managed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, where Haron Monis, a 50-year-old Iranian-born Australian, laid siege for 16 terrifying hours. According to the UK Times, Johnson "died during a heroic final standoff with the gunman, attempting to wrestle the shotgun from his hands." "We are so proud of our beautiful boy Tori, gone from this earth but forever in our memories as the most amazing life partner, son and brother we could ever wish for," a statement issued by Johnson's family said. According to Towleroad, Johnson's partner of 14 years is Thomas Zinn. He issued the statement from the family. James Peron's op-ed in The Huffington Post draws attention to the political climate that surrounds Johnson's death. A gay man who died a hero, Johnson nevertheless died a second class citizen as Australia does not allow same-sex couples to marry. He and his partner were never afforded full equal rights under the law. Though Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott praised Johnson as "good people" and commended him for his heroism, Peron points out, "Yes, Tori was good people, but to Abbott he still wasn't good enough, at least not when it came to marriage...If Abbot wishes to honor the heroism of Tori Johnson he should push for marriage equality. At the very least, he should get [out] of the way and allow his own party caucus freedom to vote their conscience."
Shame about the pubes, but he seems totally stoked about it
Has anyone seen this? Your thoughts?
He was a nervous wreck. At one point, he appeared to be startled for no reason at all. It appears that the Sony hacking situation is really getting to the guy.
Why couldn't Albert find a proper gold-digger, one who wouldn't let her feelings interfere with a lucrative arrangement? "Scandal is swirling around the house of Grimaldi again after Voici magazine in France reported this week that she was coaxed back from Nice for the wedding after she struck a deal that if she provides Albert with an heir, she can get divorced and receive a generous financial settlement. "The 34-year-old, whose post-nuptial kiss with Albert was astonishingly awkward, is now 'depressed' at her failure to get pregnant, the magazine added."
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!
in white boxer briefs, showing a bulge. Is he a little bit of an exhibitionist?
Was anybody offered the role first? Keaton seems like an odd (but ultimately brilliant choice.) She really had done many lead dramatic roles at this point in her career.
What list is Gale Harold on? Is Gale Harold on the A-list or Z-list? Why does Gale Harold not have a career? Why does Gale Harold not have fans? Why does Gale Harold not have talent? Why does Gale Harold grow old? Why does Gale Harold not look like George Clooney? Why? Why!? Why!!?
I see that this will be on OVATION this weekend. I wasn't allowed to watch these as a child. They were on late and my mother had a thing about barflies. Helen's special guests included Lou Christie, singing his hit "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" with Helen. Klaus Nomi and the Living Christmas Tree with "The Little Drummer Boy," and Joyce DeWitt singing and dancing with the Trudy Heller Hellerbaloo Dancers. The DeFranco Family sings "Love Beat, It's a Heartbeat" to the assembled guests in a manger. Does anyone here remember seeing it when it was first broadcast? My mother remembered something about it being pulled after the manger went up in flames after Miss Lawson tried to put out a Virginia Slim in the hay. Years later she still remembered the screams of the unlucky DeFrancos. Were there other guests?
Well, this is embarrassing for her, innit?
Cheryl White Belt Man (mental block)
& which song have you heard the most? Any of the old ones out of favour or is it the same old?
The sad thing about life is that one usually dies before so many confounding mysteries are solved. These mysteries keep me going! I'm thinking I'll probably be dead before the world knows who killed JonBenét Ramsey, and that's infuriating because I really want to know who did. So if you're reading this and I'm dead and the mystery has been solved, please text 1-800-TEL-LEAH (secret PIN: Hell). If any mystery could be solved before you die, what would it be? Here are some ideas from me and the Gawker staff to get your mystery thoughts flowing. *What happened to Madeleine McCann? *Where is MH370? *Who is/was DB Cooper? *Did Amelia Earhart "go missing" to get away from her husband? *What happened with Matt Taibbi and First Look Media? *What if OJ "did it"? *Who killed Elliott Smith? *Who birthed Blue Ivy Carter?
No wonder Reagan was so crazy about her.
Gay group to march in Boston's St Patrick's Day parade for first time in 2015 Alan Yuhas in New York, Tuesday 16 December 2014 16.53 EST A gay group will march in the Boston St Patrick’s Day parade for the first time next year, earning praise from the city’s mayor and ire from within the ranks of organizers. The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which has organized the parade for more than 20 years, voted 5-4 on Monday night to allow openly gay veterans in the group OutVets to march in the parade. The decision follows years of controversy over the issue, from a 1995 supreme court decision to a bitter dispute in 2014 that caused Mayor Marty Walsh to boycott the parade. Walsh has not yet said whether he will take part in the 15 March parade, but on Tuesday his spokeswoman, Kate Norton, said he was “thrilled to hear that the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council have decided to make the 2015 parade an inclusive event”. The ban’s end after years of dispute is apparently due to OutVets’ veteran membership. Council commander Brian Mahoney told the Associated Press that he met OutVets’ pitch simply: “It was a group of vets who wanted to march and we said ‘Yeah’.” Mahoney said that sexual orientation made no difference in the vote and that he and the council accepted the application based on military service. OutVets members will carry a blue banner with six vertical rainbow stripes and five white stars that represent the branches of the military. Bryan Bishop, founder of the LGBT veterans group, told the Associated Press his group would march “as veterans who happen to be gay”. “We honor the sacrifices of LGBT veterans and their families,” he said, as well as “the sacrifices of all veterans”. Parade organizers have historically resisted applications from LGBT groups, often vociferously. James “Wacko” Hurley, a council member, took the issue to the supreme court in 1995; he has maintained ever since that organizers have the right to exclude anyone they deem contrary to the parade’s purposes. Earlier this year council member Philip Wuschke Jr told the Guardian: “Our theme is St Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day. It isn’t a sexually oriented parade. They have parades for that.” MassEquality, a Boston-based LGBT rights group, has applied for years to participate in the parade to no avail, and been accused by Hurley of “having an agenda”. A representative of the group told the Guardian that the group supports the inclusion of OutVets as a sign of progress. “We’re glad the Allied War Veterans voted in favor of allowing OutVets to march – we think it’s a great step forward,” the representative said, adding that MassEquality plans to apply to march in the 2015 parade. Last year Mayor Walsh attempted to broker a compromise between MassEquality and the Council, but talks failed in the days before the parade and Walsh boycotted the parade to protest. The Boston Beer Company, the maker of Sam Adams and a long-time sponsor of the parade, withdrew its support last year over the exclusion of LGBT groups. An alternative St Patrick’s Day Peace Parade that includes LGBT groups has for years marched shortly after the traditional event. The organizers of New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade also denied gay groups the ability to participate until recently, a persistence that also cost them sponsorships as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support. In September they ended the ban by allowing one group, an affiliate of parade broadcaster NBC, in a decision that drew both cheers and skepticism from the city’s gay rights activists.
Serial co-star dater Tay Tay with an Andrew Christian model.
just five days, I've never been, anything that the DL would like to inform me of?
Continue posting on the JonBenet Ramsey murder.
(Because the first thread "Does Not Exit anymore!) Damn you, indiscriminate DataLounge thread closer! [bold]To recap:[/bold] Starring: Kim Richards (Has she fallen off the ̶t̶u̶r̶n̶i̶p̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k wagon? Again?) Kyle Richards (Is her Latin stud still sticking it to other señoritas...allegedly?) Lisa Vanderpump (How many hot gay guys are filling up her new place, Pump?) Brandi Glanville (Ugh. This messy bitch is still here.) Yolanda Foster (Ugh. This tick-infested bitch is still here.) Eileen Davidson (The Ice Queen cometh!) Lisa Rinna (Lord, I want to steal Harry from her.) with... Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammar as "Friends Of" and Taylor Armstrong as "Guest."
Here's a bit of '80s movie gossip that makes us want to up-chuck and die: In the latest issue of V Magazine, cover star Winona Ryder claims starring in the 1988 dark comedy Heathers — a.k.a., one of the greatest films of all time — cost her another film role. Like, seriously? "I was fired from a movie because I did Heathers," the still-smokin' former teen queen admits. "I was cast in a movie and the director saw an advance screening [of Heathers] and was offended by it and fired me. It wasn’t until years later that it became more appreciated.” So wrong. Apparently, it wasn't the first time our Winona went underappreciated. Prior to getting her big break in Lucas (pause for a moment of silence), the waifish beauty had to be pulled out of junior high and home-schooled after being "gay-bashed" by students who thought she was a boy. “I was obsessed with Bugsy Malone and had cut my hair short," she recalls. "I remember the halls were empty and these kids started shouting ‘faggot,’ and I didn’t think they were talking to me. Walking home after leaving the nurse’s office — and I’ve never talked about this — I remember pressing on the bandage because I wanted it to look more dramatic. I had this inner monologue going of Humphrey Bogart, like, ‘being roughed up!’ I was pretending I was in some gangster movie. It was oddly my way of dealing with it, because if I didn’t, I probably would have been really scared.” No joke. Haters gonna hate, girl. Let's just remember that there's only one gal who's inspired a tattoo on Johnny Depp's arm, mmmkay?
You should be. Pretty damn funny.
David Muir landed an EXCLUSIVE interview with President Obama on the topic of Cuba, Muir's first interview with the president since taking over "No World News." This would have normally been George Stephanopoulos territory, so it's clear Muir's recent complaints about Stephanopoulos landing the EXCLUSIVE with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last month was heard loud and clear at "No World News" HQ. The Muir interview felt very much like a Syracuse news anchor called up to the White House to lob underhand softballs. Muir asked if Obama would visit Cuba while in office. Obama reacted coyly. Translation: Did not answer.
I LOVE him in White Chicks and Brooklyn Nine Nine.
Mine is Claudia, and I'm lesbyterian.
US will reestablish an embassy in Havana... Live on CNN now...
Fergie (the Duchess of York, not the Black-Eyed Pea) Kirk Cameron Scott Valentine Samantha Fox
Tracey Ullman was out of her fucking mind. What a crazy show. Did anyone else see it?
What industry more than others burns people out, leaves them depressed, makes them jaded or turns them bitter? Law? Fashion? Investment banking?
Why did the good cousin's parents abandon her? How come no one ever commented that if one was facing the camera, the other one's back was to the camera? I think this is set in Brooklyn, which seems a little too residential to be Brooklyn. Was this filmed during Patty Duke's slut phase? From the hairdos, I am assuming that it's the 60s. Was she a slut in the 60s or the 70s?
What are the best you have seen?
For years, amateur bodybuilder Mike Hoffman has been tempting fans with NSFW muscle flexing YouTube videos and half-naked pictures on Tumblr. But, the Texas-based Hoffman finally crossed the line into X-rated territory. He showed off the family jewels and then some in a video that went viral on Tumblr. We’d go into detail about what he does, but so long as you’re not at work or in public, we think it’s better if you sample the goods for yourself. We promise, it doesn’t disappoint. And, if you aren’t in a place to enjoy the video just yet, check out some pics of Hoffman wearing slightly more clothing. Since the video went viral, Mike created a video stating "Most of you know me by now. I just want to say I know there are videos going around of me. I wanted to say a few things. I'm not gay. Those videos I can understand making me look that way — and I respect gay people completely — but, I'm not gay. I'm straight."
i disagree with the choice of Pedro as #1. Yes, he was courageous and noble but he was a bit smug and not particularly entertaining to watch.
Move over Destiny's Child.
I can't believe they made that movie. I know that because he lied in the book they weren't allowed to show the seen where here punched Jesse Ventura. His widow did indeed lose the lawsuit and has to pay Ventura. I wonder if they will show the truth about Chris Kyle, that he was a crazy all gun nut and a fucking liar. I hope they show his death in that he was killed by another gun nut.
Delicious but conceptually disgusting.
What are you doing this year with your home for Christmas? Are you having a tree? A mod tree? Nothing at all? A small or large tree? A fake or real tree? What colors are you decorating in? Any special memorable stories?
Kate Upton, Padma Lakshmi, Kelly Brook, Miranda Kerr?It's been Dita von Teese for a while but that includes a lot of kink which pays extremely well. I'm not counting one-night-tourist-hookers like Rihanna or second-tier pros (Lohan, Electra, Reid, etc). I'm also not including full-time beards who are only pretending to have sex for money (Huntington-Whiteley, Amal Clooney, Suki Whatshername).
Customers and staff of the Lindt store at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia are being held hostage by an Islamic State supporter. Local tv news is covering it live.
In contrast to the "Which celebrities will come out in 2014" thread, who are the gay celebrities that you think will NEVER come out, not even on their death beds? I nominate: John Travolta Hugh Jackman
Starring: Kim Richards (Has she fallen off the ̶t̶u̶r̶n̶i̶p̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k wagon? Again?) Kyle Richards (Is her Latin stud still sticking it to other señoritas...allegedly?) Lisa Vanderpump (How many hot gay guys are filling up her new place, Pump?) Brandi Glanville (Ugh. This messy bitch is still here.) Yolanda Foster (Ugh. This tick-infested bitch is still here.) Eileen Davidson (The Ice Queen cometh!) Lisa Rinna (Lord, I want to steal Harry from her.) with... Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammar as "Friends Of" and Taylor Armstrong as "Guest." This is going to be an *awesome* season!
I went to see it this past weekend after such a positive review by Manohla Dargis in the NYT. I was a little shocked and uncomfortable at the portrayal of the gay character in the movie. I'll post below since it just came out a few days ago to avoid spoilers.
Is it too much to ask? Surely someone has a link. I saw the movie today, there has to be some stills out there. I blinked and I missed. Share you selfish bastards. ;)
JOAN JETT FINALLY MADE IT! EEEEEEEEEEE! It's a great day! I love rock and roll! (I've been waiting to do that for years). Carry on. Also Dead Lou Reed, Dead Stevie Ray Vaughan, Green Day, Ringo Starr & more.
Other than being swallowed by Cheryl's pussy.
[quote]Do the emails contain any information about Sony breaking the law? No. Misleading the public? No. Acting in direct harm to customers, the way the tobacco companies or Enron did? No. Is there even one sentence in one private email that was stolen that even hints at wrongdoing of any kind? Anything that can help, inform or protect anyone? [quote]The co-editor in chief of Variety tells us he decided that the leaks were — to use his word — “newsworthy.” I’m dying to ask him what part of the studio’s post-production notes on Cameron Crowe’s new project is newsworthy. So newsworthy that it’s worth carrying out the wishes of people who’ve said they’re going to murder families and who have so far done everything they’ve threatened to do. Newsworthy. As the character Inigo Montoya said in “The Princess Bride,” I do not think it means what you think it means.
For what he's done, [italic]Leonard Part 6[/italic] was karma.
"My generation of boys is f**ked," says Rupert, a young German video game enthusiast I've been getting to know over the past few months. "Marriage is dead. Divorce means you're screwed for life. Women have given up on monogamy, which makes them uninteresting to us for any serious relationship or raising a family. That's just the way it is. Even if we take the risk, chances are the kids won't be ours. In France, we even have to pay for the kids a wife has through adulterous affairs. "In school, boys are screwed over time and again. Schools are engineered for women. In the US, they force-feed boys Ritalin like Skittles to shut them up. And while girls are favoured to fulfil quotas, men are slipping into distant second place. "Nobody in my generation believes they're going to get a meaningful retirement. We have a third or a quarter of the wealth previous generations had, and everyone's fleeing to higher education to stave off unemployment and poverty because there are no jobs. "All that wouldn't be so bad if we could at least dull the pain with girls. But we're treated like paedophiles and potential rapists just for showing interest. My generation are the beautiful ones," he sighs, referring to a 1960s experiment on mice that supposedly predicted a grim future for the human race. After overpopulation ran out of control, the female mice in John Calhoun's "mouse universe" experiment stopped breeding, and the male mice withdrew from the company of others entirely, eating, sleeping, feeding and grooming themselves but doing little else. They had shiny coats, but empty lives. Social commentators, journalists, academics, scientists and young men themselves have all spotted the trend: among men of about 15 to 30 years old, ever-increasing numbers are checking out of society altogether, giving up on women, sex and relationships and retreating into pornography, sexual fetishes, chemical addictions, video games and, in some cases, boorish lad culture, all of which insulate them from a hostile, debilitating social environment created, some argue, by the modern feminist movement. You can hardly blame them. Cruelly derided as man-children and crybabies for objecting to absurdly unfair conditions in college, bars, clubs and beyond, men are damned if they do and damned if they don't: ridiculed as basement-dwellers for avoiding aggressive, demanding women with unrealistic expectations, or called rapists and misogynists merely for expressing sexual interest.
Dish more dirt. (With a complementary screenshot of Wolf Blitzer getting owned by Andy Richter on Jeopardy)
I just bought a tin of Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies. I haven't had any of these sine the 90s. They still taste just as good as I remember but there has been some changes. For one, the shapes have slightly changed. It's the same shapes over-all but they are more spread out and less defined. This is readily apparent in the pretzel and rectangle shapes. Another interesting observation is that there seems to be les sugar used to decorate the tops of the cookies. Also, and I don't know if I'm just imagining things but didn't there used to be like some fake "chocolate chip" cookies as well, lie with tiny small flakes of chocolate? I have a memory of that but not sure if it's Danish Butter Cookies.
It''s just starting on "WE" network.%0D\ %0D\ I haven''t watched many of these specials since I was a little kid. I have some questions:%0D\ %0D\ What was the song that Helen sang with a young James Garner? Something about sausage stuffing, I believe?%0D\ %0D\ I know that Hallmark sponsored Helen''s specials for years, but now the company won''t acknowledge the fact. What was the final straw for them?%0D\ %0D\ Helen also seems to be the only person alive who loved to refer to Betty White as "that syphillitic cunt". What''s the story behind that one?%0D\ %0D\ Oh, Danny Thomas is now on-screen with Helen. They''re singing some song about a glass-topped table. Supposedly, there''s going to be a lot of old footage pulled out of the "Helen Lawson, Inc." vaults.%0D\ %0D\ I''m settling in with a glass of wine and a turkey sandwich to catch every single minute. Who else is watching? What are your favorite moments from these old specials?%0D\ %0D
I've been seeing and hearing a lot of Jimmy Durante in the past week, which is kind of unusual... On Thursday, I saw him at the Chelsea Classic in The Man Who Came to Dinner, and he was a highlight of the movie. Yesterday I saw him at the Showcase Classics starring in The Great Rupert, a little bit of forgettable vaudeville fluff from 1950 but enjoyable anyway, and he sings a rousing round of Jingle Bells. On the radio, I just heard him in a duet with Barry Manilow of The Song's Gotta Come from the Heart, off the new Manilow album. And he's been heard on more than one TV commercial, most familiarly on the Coca-Cola commercial singing Make Someone Happy. This resurgence is inexplicable but very welcome. We'll never see or hear the likes of him again. Here he is with Frank singing The Song's Gotta Come from the Heart.
Because a hairy chest is still a thing of beauty...
Does he know that?
Last year I played Cate Blanchett's husband in Blue Jasmine, and she won an Oscar. This year I played Julianne Moore's husband in Still Alice, and she is the frontrunner to win an Oscar. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to take this call. It's like the 10th time Glenn Close has called me today. Wonder what she wants?
By far the best: Emmylou Harris, Light of the Stable, magnificent. Also, and perhaps unfamiliar to the DL, Roch Voisin's Christmas Album. google Voisin, Petit Pere Noel, he really has a lovely version of this song.
What are they, where do you get them and how much does the daily or weekly cost add up to? Any trade-offs? I don't smoke but am looking at nicotine products too. I've had noticeable results with Hydroxy Citrate in the past, but a medication change now has me turning into a fat foodie... Thanks, bitches.
He used to be so hot... Any news?
Gangs? Watching Portlandia you'd never know they had black people at all. I thought it was all white hipsters selling gluten-free hemp cupcakes.
Someone else posted this in the "awkward interviews" thread and it has become my favorite interview. Madonna is exasperated, the Brazilian interviewer's questions have no flow and at times make no sense. By the end of the interview, Madonna is ready to get up from the chair and leave the room.
Do they have more friends? Do they have tons of sex? Are they happier? Are they wealthier? Are they better connected?
Kate wrote "Mister Sister," an anthem in support of trans people. How dare she? This is a story only TRANS people should tell! In an endless essay on Huffington Post GayVoices, a tranny explains IN GREAT DETAIL how Kate's insensitivity is CONTRIBUTING to trans PAIN and INVISIBILITY. (I'm on a plane and can't get the link to post - could some kind DLer do it for me?)
According to the new biography, she sounds horrible - nasty, cheap, a drunk and drug addict. Did any of the elder gays know her?
Who will die? WHo will come out next? Who will win Oscars? Who will say Bill Cosby raped them?
Now that U.S. and Cuba's relationships seems to be on the up and up, do you think that Santeria will make even a greater incursion into American life? I mean, it can be found all across Florida and even in some places in California, as well as NYC. I'm fascinated by the religion and would love to learn more about. Although, I hate the notion of animal sacrifice.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently reported the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors on Tuesday comes roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met with police detectives. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office rejected filing a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18 because the statute of limitations had passed.lessatr Huth has accused Cosby in a civil lawsuit of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old. Cosby's attorney said that Huth attempted to extort $250,000 from the comedian before she sued.
Will Mrs. Trumbull be pressed into babysitting service while the Ricardos and Mertzes plan a jaunt to Havana?
where he doesn't seem stoned out of his mind? I imagine such a scene could be potentially hot.
The damn thing was getting out and climbing all over my car, leaving paw prints, and shitting in my flower beds. So I called animal control and they brought me a trap, I trapped it, called them back, and they came out to pick it up. Neighbor came home just in time to see the animal control van driving away. Now, I had never mentioned that I was going to call animal control or trap the cat, but I had told her about the cat prints and cat shit and asked her to keep her animal off my property. She offered some lame excuse and went on her sweet way. But yesterday, she sees the animal control van and starts running down the street after it. Then she starts back toward the house, screaming at me "You'll pay for this!" as she runs in and slams the door. Not 15 minutes later, she sends her sniveling little crotch dropping over to tearfully ask me why I took his cat away. I told him to go home. This morning, I hear a big ruckus next door, car doors slamming, etc. So I peek out the curtain to see her and her son getting out of the car with the cat, making a big show of having gone and gotten it out of kitty jail, so I'd come out and see. I simply opened the door and waved at them, making sure they saw that I saw. I'm sure I've started WWIII with these people now. Goddamn, they are tedious.
My boyfriend is an alcoholic, he is hotter than hell (looks like Kip Winger) but not reliable for a future. But the sex between us is amazing and I love him. I met a lawyer who owns his own firm. Not good looking but filthy rich, funny, generous, and wants to share his life with somebody. I am average looking and in debt. What would you do? I have never two timed anyone before, I don't think I can keep this up much longer and must choose. No, I haven't done anything sexual with the lawyer yet.
Buffy seems to be the only show she did good on. Every t.v. show since has been bad. Who did she piss off to get the stink eye put on her?
So, up yours!
Ooooooh, I bet you could have cut the tension in the room with a knife!
Who's this hippo?
Him and his shitty movie have therp terrorists pissed. There I said it!
...because thread 3 no longer seems to work...
You know, the kind of movie that makes you laugh out loud. Comedies that make you cackle hysterically. Films that cause your belly to ache with laughter. Go!
Do you watch it the show for hot dudes? Do you ever yell at the teevee: "Hey, brainiacs! How come I knew the answer and YOU didn't!"
The 13 Yule Lads of traditional Iceland are described below. What is wrong with those people? No wonder they drink so much. "Ok, lock up the sheep, the Lads are due to come by!" Who's your fav? I like the sausage-swiper, the door-slammer, and the one who hides under beds, regardless of the reason, that's a super-creepy thing to do. The doorway-sniffer gets special mention as creepiest cultural icon of any season. Here they are: Sheep-Cote Clod - Harasses sheep, but is impaired by his stiff peg-legs. Gully Gawk - Hides in gullies, waiting for an opportunity to sneak into the cowshed and steal milk. Stubby - Abnormally short. Steals pans to eat the crust left on them. Spoon-Licker - Steals Þvörur (a type of a wooden spoon with a long handle - I. þvara) to lick. Is extremely thin due to malnutrition. Pot-Scraper - Steals leftovers from pots. Bowl-Licker - Hides under beds waiting for someone to put down their 'askur' (a type of bowl with a lid used instead of dishes), which he then steals. Door-Slammer -Likes to slam doors, especially during the night. Skyr-Gobbler -A Yule Lad with an affinity for skyr. Sausage-Swiper -Would hide in the rafters and snatch sausages that were being smoked. Window-Peeper -A voyeur who would look through windows in search of things to steal. Doorway-Sniffer -Has an abnormally large nose and an acute sense of smell which he uses to locate laufabrauð. Meat-Hook -Uses a hook to steal meat. Candle-Stealer -Follows children in order to steal their candles (which in those days were made of tallow and thus edible). "Merry Christmas from the Yule Lads, hmm, are you going to eat that?"
So much for Reese's big "comeback"! "Will Reese Witherspoon win an Oscar for "Wild" because she overcomes the hardship of wearing a really heavy backpack for most of the film? I sure as hell hope not, but she probably will, because Hollywood is stupid. In any case, this movie was awful, and terrible for women. Wild was by far the worst movie I saw this year—and I saw Heaven Is For Real. Now, I have not read Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild, upon which this movie is based. Thank you for asking. I do not believe this fact will have bearing on my review of the film Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon. Please keep them as separate works of art in your mind. Wild has been heavily marketed as Witherspoon's comeback film, aiming to bring her yet again into the entertainment electorate's good graces through her portrayal of a strong yet aggrieved woman. The hope of Witherspoon's public relations arm seems to be that this performance will erase that delicious moment from our memories when she revealed her true, entitled celebrity self to a few cops in Georgia a year and a half ago when they arrested her for a DUI. Lucky for her, the public is easily distracted, but the arc of Wikipedia is long. In this movie Witherspoon bends from type to portray Cheryl Strayed, a woman dealing with sex and drug addiction and the premature loss of her mother who decides to hike the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail. I gather Strayed, in real life, is a from-the-earth type. I mean, she has a Bob Marley T-shirt and thinks hiking will solve her problems. She's like the white Oprah, if her advice column is any indication. But Witherspoon, even when acting as Cheryl, is none of these things. This movie proves that Witherspoon couldn't act like a sympathetic character if there was an Uzi to her back. Witherspoon is a sniveling, Flickian, narcissistic bitch, and therefore this so-called story of redemption—Woman Goes on 1,000-Mile Hike to Cleanse Herself of Sins and Find Herself—comes across not as real or raw or uplifting but just another tale of easy blonde triumph. Take the hike, the central narrative of the film. It goes like this: Reese, er, Cheryl, walks for a bit, grunting and sweating, and humming a song that reminds her of her dead mom (played by Laura Dern, trying her damned hardest to carry this saccharine dump of a movie). Then she has a flashback to her dead mom doing something virtuous because her dead mom is an angel with no flaws. She emerges from her flashback to meet a male stranger on the trail, thinks the male stranger is going to rape her, but then the male stranger ends up being really nice and helps her because somehow she has run out of food and water even though her backpack is 150 lbs (it is full of books?). Repeat cycle for two hours. So Cheryl gets through the trek with the help of many male strangers who provide her sustenance and advice and don't want to have sex with her (although she does have sex, consensually, with one man, after a Grateful Dead tribute concert, in a yurt). All in all, a very good feminist message. This was not a good movie for Reese (what I would have given to see her as Amy in Gone Girl!). I love a complicated female lead, but the most confusing thing about Reese's Cheryl is why she doesn't stick with the really good cheap therapist she sees for one scene in the movie (he asks very smart questions of her) and instead feels the need to commit herself to the clichés of nature and Emily Dickinson to find her lioness within. While this may have been what happened in the book, Reese does nothing to convince us of Cheryl's primal motivations to go back to nature, and leaves us wishing she stayed in treatment. Unfortunately for the film, while therapists' offices are often very helpful for personal transformations, they do not make for good cinematographic backdrops."
Anybody have more info about him? He's a Brazilian model whose parents are Polish immigrants
The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies. This study examined the relationship between homophobia (defined as self-reported negative affect, avoidance, and aggression toward homosexuals) and homosexual aggression. Self-identified heterosexual college men were assigned to homophobic (n = 26) and nonhomophobic (n = 26) groups on the basis of their scores on the Homophobia Scale (HS; L. W. Wright, H. E. Adams, & J. A. Bernat, 1999). Physical aggression was examined by having participants administer shocks to a fictitious opponent during a competitive reaction time (RT) task under the impression that the study was examining the relationship between sexually explicit material and RT. Participants were exposed to a male homosexual erotic videotape, their affective reactions were assessed, and they then competed in the RT task against either a heterosexual or a homosexual opponent. The homophobic group reported significantly more negative affect, anxiety, and anger-hostility after watching the homosexual erotic videotape than did the nonhomophobic group. Additionally, the homophobic group was significantly more aggressive toward the homosexual opponent, but the groups did not differ in aggression toward the heterosexual opponent. Discuss...
Hang on. Chickenpox vaccination is usually taken as routine by women before they become pregnant and is recommended to unvaccinated individuals who are likely to come into contact with people who are particularly vulnerable to chickenpox, such as those having chemotherapy. Didn't Jolie's mom have cancer? Plus, wouldn't the studios insurers insist on the principal talent being vaccinated against common illnesses like chickenpox?
Most of my Social Security check is going to tokens to keep a certain blond self-sucker in business. You?
The story continues... here.
This is literally the funniest thing Nathan Fielder has ever done.
It might be the worst film adaptation of a pretty good Broadway musical ever. I understand that John Huston hated the song "Tomorrow" and would only allow it sung over the credits. But why did he and the producers take so many of the show's other good songs (like "NYC" and the title song) out and replace them with such shit like "We Got Annie" and "Let's Go to the Movies" and "Dumb Dog"? Why did they film the Warbucks mansion in what looked to be a giant mausoleum? Why were the choreographed numbers so chaotic and filmed with so many zillions of children? In case you've forgotten the horror, here's "We Got Annie."
Sorry, I'm too addicted to chaturbate to have either a Book or a bookshelf, bitches.
The roommate just but a store bought cake and put it in the fridge. Shouldn't it be served at room temp.?
I heard the oddest rumour today, Laureen Harper, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is a lesbian. This is the most far-fetched thing I can imagine...has anyone else heard this?
Her people say it's because of multiple takes. Yeah sure!
Colton Haynes and Tom Hardy have talked about shoes in interviews.
I want to thank ALL of you DL'ers for all of the entertaining chatter and keeping me laughing my ass off all year. Laughter is truly a gift. btw it's Keith Richards', Brad Pitt's, Steven Spielberg's and Christine Aguilera's birthday as well.
It says "thread does not exist" for me. Did it get bumped somehow?
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.
What would you buy for a winter coat?
The NY Times (delivered) and a hot cup of coffee in the morning.
I would ask if you bitches are jealous by why ask obvious questions.
Is TBH considered a gay classic? It's been one of my favorite movies since I was 8 years old...and it actually stands the test of time.
Have you seen this show? What a piece of ghetto shit. It's an amateur, knock-off of The View with a bunch of brainless, trashy, tacky Z-listers.
A military wife who went to an Anaheim Ducks hockey game Wednesday night for the chance to Skype with her deployed husband on the arena's Jumbotron was understandably shocked when her husband instead appeared next to her. Patricia Vandenberg had absolutely no clue she would see her husband of 12 years, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Vandenberg Jr., who had been deployed for nearly a year in Afghanistan, and Vandenberg said keeping the secret from his wife was the hardest thing he has ever had to do. “We're best friends and we've never kept anything from each other,” Vandenberg, 43, told ABC News. “I had to pretend like the Internet was going out, and that we were returning equipment and wouldn't be able to talk, and that I couldn't do FaceTime anymore.” Vandenberg was nearing the end of his third deployment, this one at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, when he got word that the NHL's Anaheim Ducks were looking to surprise a returning soldier for the holidays at one of their games. Vandenberg and his fellow soldiers each submitted a one-page essay on why they wanted to be selected to go home early, and a seven-member panel chose Vandenberg out of the group. Vandenberg, a U.S. Army reservist who also works as a campus officer at a local high school, found out that his wife was pregnant with their second child two weeks before he was deployed last February. The child, a son they named Travis, was born Sept. 24 and had never met his dad before Wednesday night's surprise. The couple's other son, Robert, is 17 months old. On Wednesday night, the whole family was at the game under the guise that Vandenberg had been chosen to talk to his family on the big screen. “It was the only way that I would get her to go to a sports event with two small children,” Vandenberg said of his wife. Vandenberg had flown in previously and was staying at a hotel across from the stadium at the Ducks organization's expense. The team even went so far as to pay for all of Vandenberg's expenses so his wife would not see any local charges on their bank account. “They went above and beyond anything that you can dream or imagine,” Vandenberg said of the Ducks, who also gave him a hockey stick and puck signed by the whole team. When Vandenberg appeared on the Jumbotron, the reception appeared to go out, giving Patricia the impression that the connection was lost and sparking groans among the fans in the arena. When Vandenberg then appeared beside Patricia in the stands, the crowd went wild, and Patricia put her hand over her mouth and began to cry. “She knew the cameras were on her, so she tried to stay pleasant and not too disappointed,” Vandenberg said of the staged lost connection. “When I showed up right next to her, she kind of hesitated because she didn't believe her eyes.” Now, the family members are enjoying their time together and getting reacquainted as a family of four in their North Fontana, California, home. “My older one, he was shy at first, but he's warming up now,” said Vandenberg, who made videos of himself reading books before he left so his sons could watch. “My infant has always been very mellow and good for my wife, but when she gives him to someone else, he cries,” Vandenberg said. “The amazing thing is he hasn't cried when I hold him unless he's hungry or needs a new diaper.” Vandenberg will have a few weeks off before he returns to his civilian job in the New Year. He has already enlisted for another six years as an Army Reservist but said that there will not be much that can top the experience the Anaheim Ducks gave him and his family. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will last a lifetime,” he said. “My wife said, ‘This is the best Christmas gift ever. We don't have to go shopping or anything. We're together.'”
I hope one of the local bars has it on.
It deserves a thread all its own.
Inspired by the Best Bathhouse in America thread. Thought there maybe some guys out there who would like to share their thoughts on Europe's best.
They treat him like shit. His parents blame him when his older relative bullies him. They couldn't even discern him from the neighbor kid. They threw his ticket away. Look at how clean he got that house after a night of paint cans, firecrackers in a pot, ornaments on the floor as booby traps, blow torch contraptions, an iron strung up as a weapon, etc. I wonder if he got all that tar off the basement stairs, too.
after acting up on a school bus. I am troubled by this story. Seems a little extreme to me.
Such as, for instance, Del Taco and Fatburger. Any others?
Could this mean a comeback for Tiffany Brisette?
The media has moved on. The movement is dead. Nothing will come about from the protests.
(CNN) -- "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports. The actor released a statement to the publication in light of child molestation accusations that arose in the midst of his divorce proceedings. Collins was the subject of reports in October after his wife, Faye Grant, said he admitted to her he molested three underage girls. TMZ posted an audio recording that was alleged to have been made during a November 2012 therapy session involving Collins and his wife during which he made incriminating statements. Stephen Collins' estranged wife says there's no extortion attempt The incidents reportedly happened between 1973 and 1994. In the statement he released to People, Collins said "I have not had an impulse to act out in any such way" in the past 20 years. "Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret," he says in the statement. "I have been working to atone for it ever since. I've decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist's or my knowledge or consent." Collins was known for his clean-cut image in Hollywood and played a pastor and beloved father on the hit show "7th Heaven." He's avoided the limelight since the accusations were made public. Who is Stephen Collins? Now Collins is speaking out. "On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago," Collins says in his statement. "The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth." Collins said he has struggled over whether to apologize directly to the women who were involved. "I did have an opportunity to do so with one of the women, 15 years later," he says. "I apologized and she was extraordinarily gracious. But after I learned in the course of my treatment that my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds, I have not approached the other two women, one of whom is now in her 50s and the other in her 30s." In addition to the lengthy statement that People will publish in its issue Friday, the 67-year-old actor is scheduled for an interview with Yahoo Global news anchor Katie Couric that will be streamed on that site and aired on ABC's "20/20." Collins and Grant are still in the midst of their divorce proceedings.
He has a big ass and a small waist. His butt comes out if his cube before he does. And he always wears nicely fit pants that fall over his cheeks so perfectly. What am I going to do when he inevitably catches me looking a his backside?
[quote]Critics Consensus: The new-look Annie hints at a progressive take on a well-worn story, but smothers its likable cast under clichés, cloying cuteness, and a distasteful materialism. How embarrassing!
and do you see it affecting her music - if she ever releases any.
I teach, and I've never seen students so invested in gender and race issues. Racism, sexism, rape, micro-aggressions, triggering. It's as if they've been beaten by the police. God it is tiresome. We had this in the eighties, but it seems much more extreme today. Of course I could just now be an old fart. I never thought I was, but probably that's it.
My last one was too much like a straight guy. I need someone who loves to shop and watch romantic comedies. Any suggestions on how to find someone?
THR: "The Bottom Line: As enchanting a screen version as the show's fans could desire" "Streep is quite wonderful, delivering something far richer than her karaoke turn in the clunky Mamma Mia! Her performances in the film adaptations of stage hits Doubt and August: Osage County are among her less remarkable work of recent years. But she reinvents this role from scratch, bringing powerful vocals, mischievous comedic instincts, bold physicality and raw feeling to the Witch. Her entrances and exits alone are priceless."
Does Bulldog (Dan Butler) come back to the show afeter his character is fired at the end of season 6? It just seemed like an abrupt way to write off the character? If he does leave was it the actor's request or did Kelsey not like working with so many gays?
This started from episode 1, season 1 on Antenna TV tonight. Was it always this maudlin and sappy or did I just miss this sappiness as a kid? Mr. Drummond comes across like a creeper through 2014 eyes....adopting two young boys and walking around in a robe all the time. And OMG, I forgot that Alan Thicke wrote the theme song. Now we know where his son got the repetitive, shitty jingle music gene from.....
He was snapped walking around NYC on Wednesday, baldfaced for The Elephant Man (which begins previews tonight), and looking slightly different in the mouth area. Injections?
So I am 45 and going to Europe on September for 7 weeks. It is my first trip to Europe,not to the UK.But I am going by myself,not with anyone else. I will be staying with friends in the UK. I absolutely love history and think this will be a trip of a lifetime. Some of my friends however think I am insane going by myself and will miss highlights going by myself not with a tour Group. They say besides the pickpockets in Europe I will be lonely.WTF I love being alone. Besides I want to experience this my way and not compromise with other people.Sure that makes me selfish,but this is what I want. Are tour groups really better? Have any of you tried both ways? What are your experiences?
Just breaking. I'm suppose to believe that these idiots have figured this out?
Get yours for the holidays!
I always thought there was something wrong with her, and now that I've read about her abusive childhood, it makes sense. Was she ever formally diagnosed with anything? She definitely has a personality disorder.
Filming came and went with almost no publicity, set photos, etc. It looks like they filmed it entirely in the UK... Were they out of their minds? I can understand not being able to film in Africa because of the Ebola outbreak, but couldn't they have subbed Australia or Hawaii or something?
I just saw her on the Graham Norton Show and I'm watching her interview on The View. I knew she was really popular, but I never paid much attention to her. She is physically very stiff and kind of odd looking. She also seems like she's trying too hard to be formal. What do you think?
This thread is dedicated to the Black Male Porn Star who seems never to get any recognition. Is it marketing? Lack of self drive? Or, is it something else? So, cheers to the Black Male Porn Star! Share some pics, some info, or whatever you like about them! I'll start with the first few;
More than a 30 year age difference ..... How often does this work out ? (yah, yah, I know .... as long as he can afford to pay .... ha ha) .... but seriously, do you know of a lot of success stories ? (I know there''s a whole community out there, so there must be a lot of success .... right ?)%0D\ %0D\ I know of one couple where they met when the younger guy was in his early 20''s and the older guy was in his 40''s ..... neither is ''rich'' .... and they''re still together.
Touching or cringeworthy? I could never quite figure out whether I like or hate her quasi-operatic voice.
It's going to be called "Princes." Who should voice the two prince roles?
Well, do you? It seemed that when it first came online, it had some legitimate good bargains and savings. Now it seems like it's a bunch of overpriced, third tier shit, with no good bargains.
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer and songwriter. She was named the "top Latin artist of the '90s" and "best selling Latin artist of the decade" by Billboard for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. She was called "The Queen of Tejano music" and the Mexican equivalent of Madonna. Selena was murdered at the age of 23 on March 31, 1995 by Yolanda Saldívar, the former president of her fan club. On April 12, 1995, two weeks after her death, George W. Bush, governor of Texas at the time, declared her birthday "Selena Day" in Texas. In 1997, Warner Brothers produced Selena, a film based on her life starring Jennifer Lopez.
Is anybody there over 25? What happens if you are 26? Do they kill you?
Does it mean that the guy who is asking the girl is interested in her romantically?
Has she poked her head out spouting her stupidity in any threads? Or is she quite while mourning her "great loss"?
I never understood why One Direction's management never makes Zayn Malik the lead singer. I mean he clearly has the best voice out of the group, he's a little skinny but still attractive. And he's the only one of the group that can hit those high falsetto note's effortlessly. But in their new video "Steal My Girl" (below) when Zayn's singing part comes on towards the end, they switch camera's to him and Harry Styles when it's clearly Zayn's voice throughout doing that high note NOT Harry. Is it because Zayn is a muslim that 1D's management downplay his role in the group? I'm just curious. What do you think DL?
"Our way of giving something back -- because [the gay community was] supporting us and enabling us to row -- was to, as young straight athletes, stand in alliance with them and stand up for their rights." Video:
We had several celebrities finally come out in 2013. What are your predictions as to who will come out during 2014?
About ten years ago I tried to kill myself by cutting my wrists. The scars have faded quite a lot but they are still there reminding me about what I did. The left wrist was a horizontal cut but the right a vertical cut. I wear my watch on my left wrist and it covers the scar for the most part, but nothing hides the 5 inch scar on my right except long sleeves. Is there anything that can be done to get rid of the scars or greatly reduce them?
Does anyone know where one might find these "private" Josh Ohl pics/vids? Would love to see... Thank you, DL!
A Christmas "Fuck You" to Miss Jan Brewer: The Supreme Court decided Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver's licenses to young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children but were later shielded from deportation by President Obama. The justices turned down an emergency appeal from outgoing Gov. Jan Brewer, who argued that the state had the right to decide who gets a driver's license. The court let stand an order from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that Arizona may not deny driver's licenses to the so-called dreamers, who have been authorized to stay in the U.S. and work under Obama's deferred-deportation program.
After Sony canceled the release of the North Korea assassination comedy The Interview, a Texas theater says it will swap the film with Paramount's 2004 film Team America: World Police for one free screening. "We're just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation," said James Wallace, creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's Dallas/Fort Worth location, to The Hollywood Reporter. The American flags and other patriotic items will be given out by theater employees, Wallace stated. The plot of Team America, co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, revolves around Kim Jong Il, the father of current North Korean regime dictator Kim Jong Un. The posters promoting the R-rated movie in 2004 had the tagline of "Putting the 'F' Back in Freedom." In The Interview, Rogen and Franco's characters are tasked with assassinating Kim Jong Un. The Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Dallas, Texas, will be showing Team America: World Police in place of The Interview on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. Wallace said that the Dallas/Fort Worth location was the only location as of now that is planning to screen the film. In a statement on its website, the theater added that it was planning to show the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, despite many theater chains having decided against screening it. Sony canceled the release of The Interview earlier on Wednesday, saying in a statement: "We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers."
Quoted from In Touch: "What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re 5-year-old Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. The famous tomboy – who prefers to play rough with her older brothers than play dolls with her sisters – has taken her gamine ways to new extremes, asking her parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina, to call her Shax. Why Shax? She wants to be just like her brothers, Maddox, Pax and Knox, whose names all end in the letter “X”. A childhood friend of Shiloh’s mom isn’t one bit surprised. “Angelina was also a tomboy,” the friend tells In Touch. “She changed her name to Vince when she was the same age.”
Has Mariah Carey lost that heavenly beautiful voice we all fell in love with back in the 90's?
Prince's first official "protegee/girlfriend". Was supposed to be in "Purple Rain", but jumped ship for a lucrative Motown recording contract and starring role in "The Last Dragon" and many subsequent B-films. Very alluring in her day, but drugs took their toll on her health (during her time as Nikki Sixx's girlfriend, she and Nikki would reportedly get wasted together). She has since become a minister, and has turned her back on her former stage persona and life. She's also written an autobio called "Blame it on Vanity".
Latest video. He needs to walk in heavy traffic.
First thread full. David Giuntoli's cute ass. There is something about him that makes me want to cuddle right up with him and lick him from head to toe.
all the Laughter, All the tears. . .. the DL Holds Forth!
I'm just curious what sort of topics that would entail. Last year I had a friend with benefits who told me A LOT of very personal things about himself but then told me there were other things he would only tell a partner. I didn't want to be his partner for various reasons, but sometimes now I do wonder what else I would have learned about him had I said yes.
AKA, Melanoma needs a new mommy for the next year and a half.
One group (Gay Generation X) has fought and continues to fight for equality. We are here and we are queer! And embrace being part of the gay community whole-heatedly. Remembering the struggle for rights. The other group (Gay Millennials) don't believe in labels. They seem to take gay rights for granted and don't like to be defined as being gay. They are a man, like all other men. The only difference is they fuck other men. Other than that they don't identify with the gay community. So which group do you belong too?
He's filling in for Alex Witt on MSNBC right now at noon on Sunday. Praise Be!!
you how important you are to them. They display idolization, then a few days later cast you aside. One minute friendship, like, or love, the next week, rejection. Anyone experience this with a BPD friend or lover?
After stepping down. True?
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The ups and the downs are more flat. Learning, hearing new music, reading new books, meeting new people, even the prospect of falling in love doesn't move me anymore. Injustice and cruelty disturb me, but I don't get upset anymore. There's no more outrage about anything. I overeat, but the food is merely ok. The sex drive has tanked. I'm 45. Is this malaise biochemical?
What finally made you leave? Do you regret leaving?
I am enjoying it thoroughly. Anyone watching? I like the actress playing the lead character and her clones, and really enjoy the gay foster brother (I've always had a thing for hot campy guys). Maria Doyle Kennedy does "woebegone and stern" very well (The Tudors; Downton), but I have a feeling she'll get a chance to show more as the foster mom/grandmother as this goes on. Is the setting supposed to be Toronto?
In the same manner that people think Ben Affleck has a prosthetic cock in "Gone Girl"?
Me: Porn Socks Shoes Clothes Towels Kitchen Appliances and Equipment
Earth-shattering news! Everyone cares about this everywhere because it concerns Hollywood's inner workings! This must be discussed.
Darcie Rae, Cheyenne and Crystal Nicole.
Random Go-Go Boys at something called The "Kiss Me Tiger" Party; which took place during London's Pride last June. Who the hell are these two dancers? They're delicious! Do they have names?
It is quite possible Republicans have never been angrier at President Barack Obama than they are today. Woah.
Is it Madonna...or Witchiepoo?
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How come in all of the Facts of Life threads on this board did I never know this?
In thong. With glasses. Sexy nerd?
No flyovers this time. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington DC.
If she took better care of herself Lindsay would still be beautiful and is still very pretty as a mess. You'd think her sister Ali would at least look normal.
Why didn't he cast his boyfriend as an extra and not a lead? It's video hoes that get better treatment than that.
I'm not reading anything too earth shattering in the leaks. Plus, who's watching the free downloads? They're not particularly easy to access and view. I think this whole thing is a scam.
They're saying there could be as many as 4 inches on the ground come nightfall. The snow has just started to fall. My bf is driving up from NJ this afternoon, and I'm terrified for him. I've told him to stay put til tomorrow afternoon, but he insists on driving today. My stomach will be in my throat all afternoon, until he arrives and buzzes to let him. I normally detest the shrill sound of that buzzer, but I think when I hear it this afternoon, it will be the most splendid, melodious sound in the world.
Just you watch..
This was between two massage ads. All things considered, I'd rather get a happy ending.
Saw her live and in person last week. She doesn't look bad for 67. But that hair is totally not hers (not a surprise!)
To my fellow gays, if a straight woman wanted to rim you would you let her?
What's the deal. It's 2012, why not just open up. Who cares anymore?
He's now producing "Scream Queens," another AHS-type show, and "American Crime Story" which will co-star Sarah Paulson. "American Horror Story: Freak Show" is being slammed by critics, with more and more viewers turning off the show each week. Poor Lange will no longer have a show to pretend that she's leaving from.
In fact she married her wife in 2009 in a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah Why don't we talk about that more on DL?
We have a fax machine here at the Upstart HQ. It's got its own number and everything. But it's a lonely device, a piece of yesterday's technology that sits more like a museum piece than a crucial part of a modern office. But thanks to the email hack at Sony Entertainment, the fax machine is showing it has a place in the 21st century after all. The Wrap reports that because of paranoia and concern at Sony, executives at the Hollywood studio are using fax machines and carbon documents instead of email. They're using telephones more and limiting the use of WiFi. It's as if Sony has been transported back to the 1980s. "The entire company is at war," The Wrap quoted "one insider" as saying. "No one can get their job done."
"I had encountered young men...who were seeking to have unprotected sex with the objective of being infected with HIV," director Sal Bardo, who also co-produced the movie, said. "So it was something I was simultaneously intrigued by and a little disturbed by." Video:
People end up dead all the time with this policy. Hire people that just handle cases such as these.
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?
I DON'T KNOW WHAT MEETING YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SCOTT WHO TOLD YOU? I STILL THINK RENEE AND BRADLEY SHOULD DO SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT SEE IF CHRIS COLUMBUS IS INTERESTED.
Have to admit it''s become my favorite porn.\ \ Been in a relationship for 12 yrs., and i slipped up twice -- both times with a black stud. Yeah, it was good, really good.\ \ In my next life, I think I want black dick every day, and a lot of interracial porn.
Do you live in a bad neighbourhood? Do you have bad neighbours? Have you ever had a weird little neighbour girl walk on your fence even after you asked her not to? What did you do? What do I do? I don't want to be the kind of neighbour that all the neighbours in the neighbourhood talk about at neighbourhood gatherings, saying things like "that neighbour is a weirdo! Always yelling at kids for walking on fences! If my child falls from his fence I'm going to a lawyer and saying 'jackpot!'" Neighbour. Do your neighbours do things like this? What did they do? What did you do? What should I do? About my neighbours. In my bad neighbourhood. Neighbour. Neighbourhood. Neighbour.
Not even a multi-million dollar fortune is enough to make Grumpy Cat smile. The Internet-famous cat, known for her perpetually unamused, angry expression, has raked in $100 million over the past two years, Express reported Sunday. The cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Ariz., said she is astounded by the commercial success of her cat — actually named Tardar Sauce — who has been featured in books, media appearances and a movie ever since she shot to fame in 2012 via Reddit and YouTube. “What she’s achieved in such a short time is unimaginable and absolutely mind-blowing,” Bundesen told Express. “I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media and the phone simply hasn’t stopped ringing since.” Bundesen said the reason Tardar Sauce has a permanent scowl is because she was born with an underbite and dwarfism.
It's an older article, from January. Also, a couple of these items are coming back. French Toast Crunch and Crispy M&Ms will be back in 2015. Chocolate Vanilla Crème Pop Tarts will be back for a limited time to celebrate Pop Tart's 50th anniversary. The ones I miss the most on this list are the Pudding Pops, the Clearly Canadian drinks and the Chocolate Vanilla Crème Pop Tarts. One that didn't make the list is the Frosted Apple Pop tarts. They were replaced with the disgusting and unfrosted apple and cinnamon pop tarts.
Roy & Dale
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has blasted reports claiming he showed support for Apple’s newly-out CEO Tim Cook. The singer was spotted this weekend wearing a t-shirt with the company’s old rainbow logo. A reporter in the Independent – along with several other publications – suggested the act was symbolic following Tim Cook’s decision to come out as gay earlier this month. On Monday, Tomlinson took to Twitter, posting a message to the reporter Jenn Selby: [quote]@JennSelby The fact that you work for such a 'credible' paper and you would talk such rubbish is laughable. I am in fact straight. [quote]@JennSelby Google 'original apple logo' and you will see the one printed on my shirt that you reported on. Trying to look for a promotion ? [quote]Fucking ridiculous I even have to tweet that shit ! It comes after his bandmate Harry Styles joked about being bisexual, claiming that being female was “not that important” in terms of who he wants to date. Fans of the band have since formed the group Rainbow Direction – for LGBT discussions apart from the famously rabid fanbase. In September Liam Payne went on a shooting trip with the stars of reality show Duck Dynasty – many of whom have attended events run by listed anti-gay hate groups.
As the allegations continue to stretch into the double-digits against Bill Cosby, 7th Heaven’s Stephen Collins has attained the unlikely classification of 2014’s second-most famous TV dad to have been accused of sexual assault. But perhaps as a means of reclaiming that terrible spotlight—or perhaps because it’s currently trained elsewhere—Collins has stepped forward amid both the Cosby furor and the last-ditch holiday news dump to remind everyone that he was accused of sexually abusing three underage girls between the years 1973 and 1994. Only in his case, he openly admits it. In a lengthy statement to People, Collins confesses, “Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since.” Of course, some may quibble with Collins’ assertion that he’s been “working to atone for it” during that time, a period in which he mostly atoned by avoiding any punishment, keeping it a secret while starring in a family television show, and then doing “something terribly wrong” at least twice more. Others could likely quibble with the wording of the rest of his statement as well, in which Collins continues to distance himself from his actions by referencing just how long it’s been since he molested anyone (“events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago”). He also chastises the public’s “assumptions and innuendos” that have been made about his self-confessed molestation of three girls between the ages of 11 and 14, which says “go far beyond what actually occurred.” And of course, Collins also makes sure to name the source of these “innuendos”: the leaked recording made by his then-wife, Faye Grant, during a therapy session, where Collins himself is heard openly discussing those assaults. Collins reminds us that this was recorded “without the therapist’s or my knowledge or consent,” as a subtle means of evoking sympathy. After all, it’s always shameful when something is done to someone without their consent. Still, at least Collins isn’t trying to escape from his misdeeds—at least, not any more, now that everyone knows about them. In fact, he says he’s even personally reached out to at least one of his victims to apologize, whom he claims was “extraordinarily gracious” about it. But Collins says he’s since learned that “my being direct about such matters could actually make things worse for them by opening old wounds,” so he’s not planning on talking to the others for fear of forcing them relive their traumatic experience. Instead, he’s going to talk about them in a People magazine cover story that’s due on newsstands this Friday, as well as a 20/20 interview with Katie Couric airing that night. It’s possible Collins will also use these spotlights to address those other claims that he is a narcissist with sociopathic tendencies.
And she is one of the sloppiest dressers around. Always a slob.
Soothing Ambience Inspired by Small One-Room Apartment in Gothenburg
Is anyone really surprised that the release of the US torture report has graphic details in it? I for one was shocked.
Anyone watching? The premier is tonight... Looks like it'll be amazing. The promos have been great.
So chic, so stylish. Very different from NYC lesbians. There's drama, but not to levels that you will find in other places. What's the deal? Year round nice weather? And LA Lesbians have turned Eagle Rock into quite the little lesbian chic enclave.
It's a good day. Fracking is banned in NY, relations with Cuba are being normalised and Russia Is in economic crisis.
I read the book Raven, about Jim Jones and The People's Temple, after reading about it on a DL thread. Fascinating and, naturally, very disturbing. Now I've bought Jesus Freaks, a book about The Children of God. Have you had any direct involvement with a cult? Or did any of your family or friends? How did they approach you? How did you break free?
Maybe someone who played one of many kids, or the best friend, or the chatty neighbour, or the token ethnic friend. You don't have to name names, but at least post some details of your sordid dalliance with celebrity.
Is there a way to log out of Datalounge? My thread watcher has never worked, but I thought if I logged out, then back in, it would refresh. I'm on an iPad and rebooted twice, but I'm still logged in to DL. I also logged in to DL on my PC, entered my Cunt Code, and I have a fresh Watcher List there. Then I rebooted my iPad again, but no luck. Any useful, productive suggestions for refreshing the thread watcher on my iPad? Thanks!
A 19-year-old woman was burned alive in the US after being beaten and having lighter fluid poured down her throat. A murder investigation has been launched in Panola County, Mississippi, after Jessica Chambers’ death on Saturday. Her family said she used her last words to describe her killer to paramedics. Firefighters called to her burning car in Courtland found her walking down the road on fire, her father said, and she died of severe burns later in hospital. “They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out,” Ben Chambers told television station WDBD-TV. “She had a big gash on top of her head. “When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire ... only part of her body that wasn't burned was the bottom of her feet.” Mr Chambers, who works for the Panola Country Sheriff's Department as a mechanic, said she used her last breaths to try and tell paramedics who attacked her, although police said they could not confirm the claim. “She told them, she told them, told him who done it,” he said. Miss Chambers was flown to a specialist hospital unit in Memphis but died. Post-mortem results showed she died of severe burns covering 98 per cent of her body. Almost 44,000 people have joined a “Justice for Jessica” Facebook page co-ordinating witness appeals and sharing memories of the teenager.
...who was very rarely stable,
Whenever we hear of a terrible Taliban or Al Qaeda attack, we automatically think all Muslims are terrorists (ignoring, of course, that these right wing groups often attack other Muslims). When Tim McVeigh or Eric Rudolph bomb people, some say that all Christians must be terrorists. In actuality terrorists fit the general profile of being loner males, about 20-35, of all stripes. They are often rather vocal about hatred of government. Perhaps knowing what the true profile of most terrorists is can we focus on who is really a danger to everyone else.
The victim's funeral is today & I just can't stop thinking about how disturbing this thing is...
Depardieu is the face of a new luxury watch line. The collection, designed by Swiss watchmaker Custos, is named “Proud to be Russian”. The timepieces feature a Russian double-headed eagle on the face, with gold trim, and prices start at 15,000 Swiss francs. For Russians, the price will seem significantly more expensive given the dramatic drop in the rouble this year. But at the launch, a cheerful Depardieu told them not to worry. “Luxury doesn’t depend on the rouble, it depends on the spiritual strength of Russians and I think our spiritual strength will win out and everything will be fine, as long as we are left in peace,” he said. The gold eagle in the watch he wears at the link, nicely compliments his florid alcoholic complexion.
Moob und Strudel DOOL
Water sports! I don't "get" it and I don't like it!!! I nearly beat the shit out of my boyfriend when he started to do that.
Please keep it real, and NO dissing other posters. That is all. Thank you.
Okay, the show needs overhauling. I've been reading a lot of viewer reactions, and what they want to see for the new season. The biggest: they want Jonathan Groff and his character taking a back seat. They want Russell Tovey's character to become the main focus. Groff is taking a hit for making his character even more unlikable than he's already written.
There's a fence between mine and my neighbours houses. A few weeks ago I came home from work and saw a girl about 10 or 11 years old that I don't recognize from this area. She was walking on the fence like a balancing beam. I told her not to climb on the fence and she jumped down and ran away. Well 2 or 3 times a week ever since she climbs all over the fence, shouts at the top of her lungs, plays ding-dong-ditch, and has taken to throwing snowballs at my house. This always happens when it gets dark around dinner time and my having a security light on doesn't scare her off. I've been ignoring her hoping she'd get bored and move along but it's not working. She sometimes gets one of the neighbourhood kids to join her. I've questioned these kids parents about who this girl is but they all deny knowing her and claim they have no idea who their kids hang out with when not at home. The last thing I need is a reputation of being the guy who shouts at kids but this little bitch is really getting on my nerves. I don't want to call the cops on her because I know the neighbours will get pissed because as far as they're concerned kids can do no wrong. I did ask the cops if they could do an extra patrol during the week and they did one patrol and haven't been back since. Should I just keep ignoring her and hope it stops?
Interesting theory in link. Personally I think that the guys who made it off the island back in '62 all drowned but, who knows with absolute certainty ? I toured Alcatraz & lucked out and had a great guide/ranger who knew his stuff and told us all over the island and told the tales with great enthusiasm. There were 2 others escapes where the convicts actually made it off the island but both were caught soon afterwards. One was guy who hid on a provisions boat who they caught on nearby Angel Island, the other a guy who successfully swam across the bay only to collapse once he made it to shore and some teenagers called the authorities. Regarding the ones who escaped in 1962, a commercial freighter picked up a body some miles off the CA coast a few months after the escape that was most probably one of the 3 who had escaped Alcatraz. The body was in such bad condition that they released it back to the sea. The idea though these guys, who'd been incarcerated for some time could successfully navigate themselves across a dark cold & very powerful S.F. bay in the middle of the night on manmade rafts sounds implausible.
[quote] Start a thread series [?] on Jack [F]alahee please. He is in [G]lass [C]loset and is a part of [the show,] [How to Get Away with Murder]. I was shocked to see no thread on him while umpteen are [about] [C]olto[n] [H]ayes. Yikes. [Here's a gif from] his [I]nstagram link:
Cheyenne Jackson's gone Hollywood. Though the 39 year old actor and self proclaimed "Broadway Baby" came to fame via musicals like "All Shook Up" (Theater World Award, 2005) and "Xanadu" (Drama Desk nomination 2008) and promises to return, TV and film came calling soon thereafter and appear to have stuck. His most notable early filmed roles were as a heroic passenger in the Oscar-nominated true story United 93 (2006) and a recurring gig on Emmy favorite 30 Rock as Danny Baker, a singing actor with a voice so beautiful he gave Jenna Maroney "rage strokes." That first flush of mainstream success seemed to have been briefly eclipsed in the media by upheavals in his personal life, a divorce from his first husband and sobering up. But Cheyenne is eager to move on from that topic which he feels was overblown by the media. "Definitely with the gay press, it was rough there for a bit. Things were never not together; I think that's the misconception," he explains. Was it a rough patch? "I guess other people can think of it that way but to me it was just the next chapter. Time to clean up." And the next chapter is moving along well. After his brief note-perfect cameo in the Liberace movie Behind the Candelabra (2013) he's filmed several more roles including a small part as half of a gay cop couple affectionately referred to as 'The Policewomen' in one of this year's very best films LOVE IS STRANGE (2014, reviewed here). Ira Sachs moving drama recently won a handful of Spirit Award nominations. As a longtime fan of Cheyenne Jackson, I confess to an atypical case of the nerves during our phone interview from separate coasts. Cheyenne helpfully tells me to imagine him in his underwear, and we both laugh immediately realizing that is not going to help. 'No wait. Maybe not. Maybe not'.
A new survey sponsored by a Democratic super PAC reveals that several Republican-held House seats could be competitive next year as Democrats look to gain 25 seats to take back the House of Representatives.
I've been on Paxil for fifteen years, and have never altered my dosage substantially. I know what brain zaps are because in my early years I would sometimes forget to take my dose on a given day and I would get them. Just this last week I've started to get brain zaps again toward the end of the day, yet I've not altered my dosage any in the last several years. Does anyone know why I could be having them? They're not painful but they're disconcerting. I'm having no other symptoms of SSRI discontinuation--no anxiety or depression or OCD or increased libido.
What is this, sexually speaking?
Question: What did the leaked Sony emails reveal about "Jeopardy!"?
Wow. What the hell is going on in this country? I signed up for my policy just 18 months ago through Anthem Blue Cross in CA. My rate was $150/mo and I had a $500 deductible. A bit steep for me, but fine. A few months back they raised my monthly premiums to $180/mo which is a stretch for me in this economy. Then today I get a notice from them saying that "due to the rising cost of healthcare and (this is my favorite part) PRIVATIZING THE COST OF HEALTHCARE FOR THE UNINSURED AND THOSE ON MEDICARE/MEDICADE" that my rate will be going up to $210/mo starting July 1. As if that isn't bad enough, my new deductible is $550 and they've raised my Rx deductible as well. So I'm paying even MORE for less coverage. My income hasn't gone up 40% over the past 18 months like my premiums have!!! I'm real happy to see my insurance company admit that all these fucking uninsured illegals are having their healthcare paid for by ME. Well you know what? It's my turn for free healthcare--I'm canceling my health insurance! If the illegals can get it for free, why the fuck shouldn't I? How the hell are people supposed to make it in an economy that has stagnant/falling wages and skyrocketing costs on absolutely EVERYTHING???
Merlin star Bradley James has landed the title role in Damien, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s classic horror film The Omen. In his TV directing debut, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) will helm and executive produce the first episode. Produced by Fox TV Studios, the six-episode Damien follows the adult life of Damien Thorn (James), the mysterious child from the 1976 film who has grown up, seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist, the most feared man throughout the ages. Damien, slated to premiere in 2015, is written and executive produced by Glen Mazzara via his 44 Strong Productions. Ross Fineman, who developed the project alongside Mazzara, executive produces through his Fineman Entertainment. Pancho Mansfield also serves as executive producer.
"The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America's film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant," read a statement from Billington. "By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history." Under the National Film Preservation Act, the librarian of Congress chooses films that are at least 10 years old. The Library of Congress' Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Virginia will ensure that each film is preserved, whether through the center's preservation program or through collaborations with other archives, movie studios and independent filmmakers. The 2014 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 650. This year's additions are: "13 Lakes" (2004) "Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day" (1913) "The Big Lebowski" (1998) "Down Argentine Way" (1940) "The Dragon Painter" (1919) "Felicia" (1965) "Ferris Bueller's Day Off' (1986) "The Gang's All Here" (1943) "House of Wax" (1953) "Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport" (2000) "Little Big Man" (1970) "Luxo Jr." (1986) "Moon Breath Beat" (1980) "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" (1976) "The Power and the Glory" (1933) "Rio Bravo" (1959) "Rosemary's Baby" (1968) "Ruggles of Red Gap" (1935) "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) "Shoes" (1916) "State Fair" (1933) "Unmasked" (1917) "V-E + 1" (1945) "The Way of Peace" (1947) "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971) Details at link.
He writes on his Facebook Page the following... Here is my face after a homophobic attack, 4 of my teeth are gone, not fallen out but deep inside my gums and cheek, one is sitting under my cheek inside my gum on the right side bottom of my nose. My face is swollen and it was worse yesterday, both my knees are badly injured and I struggle to walk and my hole face is constantly throbbing and i'm now on 4 tablets a day for pain and infection and may require surgery to sort the damage. All of this and what was their motive? because of my fucking sexuality. something that doesn't concern ANYONE else minus me and the person I fall for, either man or woman. A sex life is private and has nothing to do with no one, needless to say it's absolutely disgraceful to violently attack someone because of who they are. My confidence has gone, im utterly embarrassed to be seen in public, the only reason I am putting this picture up is because I want you to see me as an example. An example why homophobia is wrong and it's disgusting that it's still around in 2014. Society needs to get a grip, people are who they are, people are different, people are gay, straight, bi, transexual, black, white, asian, fat, skinny, small and tall but regardless of who they are and what they look like they are still human. There is more to people than their sexual preference and what they look like. This is just another homophobic attack that happens every day, but it needs to stop, this is wrong, this is disgusting and using sexual preference as a motive to be violent and abusive is utter inhumane. Please like and share to make people even more aware that this sort of thing needs to stop.
At least they have good healthcare in Cuba.
By Melanie Hall 3:39PM GMT 16 Dec 2014 Actress Joan Collins has warned of the perils of wearing too much moisturising cream on flights after she was held by border security when her fingerprints couldn’t be read. The British star said that on getting off a plane in the US on a recent trip, her fingers failed to make a strong enough impression on the fingerprint scanner “because I apply moisturiser on long trips, quite liberally, my hands were covered with lotion at the border control counter”. The Dynasty actress, 81, said: “My immigration form came out of the printer with a large and veryominous X on it. “This alarmed the official, who decided to leave me standing next to his desk while he waved forward and collected the forms of those whose fingerprints had made the grade. “After an interminable parade of obvious stares and hidden snickers form the successful entrants, he made me take off my hat and glasses and peered at me.” Collins said the US border official then questioned her, making her feel “like a criminal caught at the border while trying to immigrate into the US illegally”. “He cross-examined me ruthlessly – ‘What do you do?’ ‘Why are you here?’ ‘What are your plans in this country?’” she wrote in The Spectator magazine of the incident in November. “Several other officers were called over to discuss me; my passport was inspected thoroughly and scanned time after time. “That was a lot of fun after a ten-hour trip from Heathrow, and all because I moisturise.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment is trying to get out in front of the devastating cyber-attack that has left the company reeling before the next batch of stolen documents leaks online. Co-chair Amy Pascal has been reaching out to various executives and A-list stars across the industry to apologize preemptively for any disparaging comments she might have made in her correspondence. The Weinstein Co. chairman Harvey Weinstein was among the executives and actors who received an apologetic call from Pascal, insiders tell Variety.
Can any Dataloungers offer advice on how to get started?
Jason Momoa. Wow.
Kim Jong Un, one of the scarier rulers of recent times.
Please post your imagined Sony hack leaks in this thread.
(Let's not turn this into a discussion about what a horrific and serious thing rape is in reality - we know. This is about fiction.)
While I donate to many different charities, I figure my money would be more effectively used if I focused more. Plus, I need something to be more passionate about. Any charity suggestions?
Saw this hot, hairy, muscled daddy (about mid forties) in my gym's locker room last night and he was wearing these! I nearly lost it!!! Men over forty (because that guy was a MAN!) what brand of underwear do you regularly wear?
Since Mary Anderson & Alicia Rhett both passed away in the last year or so, Olivia deHavilland is the only actress still alive who played an adult role in the 1939 classic. The film premiered in Atlanta 75 years ago tonight. Was a tremendous event at the time. Tickets to attend the premiere were $ 10. each which would be equivalent to a ticket for $ 165. dollars in 2014.
Sorry, I'm the obsessed Brenton Thwaites troll, but I've GOT to know what the consensus is!
The game has a lot of followers on DL, and the original thread was a great place to share excellent tips, get clarifications, and post sour, bitter, frustrated rants about game fails. What level are you on? Let's visit each other's towns and whack each other's snakes!
I would have thought this would be beneath him.
Ryan Phillippe Stars in His Own Film, ‘Catch Hell’, which he directed & wrote. He plays an actor who is kidnapped by 2 thugs & imprisoned. One of them pulls down Ryan's pants to expose his naked ass & tries to fuck him. Screencaps & a Sendspace video clip: (From casperfan)
Watched this Australian flick last night, and holy fuck is it scary. Like The Exorcist crossed with The Ring by way of Rosemary's Baby. I HATE horror films- fucking bullshit slasher flicks. This is a different creature. I think the lead actress (virtually the ONLY actress!) has a shot at an Oscar nomination, the first since Ellen Burstyn in "Requiem for a Dream" in 2001. And yes, "R4aD" was the scariest horror movie ever. She nails it, not only the supernatural but the psychological as well. I looked it up, and I suggest you go in without reading anything about the plot. Some points in the synopsis and reviews I read at RTom seemed spoilery. But it does have a 100% "Fresh" rating @ RTom.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s absence from a number of key social occasions – leaving her husband William to attend alone – is raising eyebrows among high society friends, apparently. In total, Kate – who was with William in the US last week – has been absent from her husband’s side at eight major occasions, including four weddings and two holidays in the past year. She also missed the christening earlier this month of William's cousin, Zara Phillips’s daughter Mia. When the Mail asked Palace aides why the Duchess missed the baptism, they did not blame a recurrence of Kate’s acute morning sickness, but nor could they provide a reason. Kate was seen shopping in Norfolk three days beforehand. She was also pictured shopping on the day William’s closest friend Tom van Straubenzee married Lady Melissa Percy, the Duke of Northumberland’s daughter, last year. William was Tom’s best man.
Anyone using it? If so, how do you like it? Are you using the fingerprint feature? Do you feel it's secure?
If this time of year makes you blue, please remember: at least you aren't working for Western Electric in 1925 in the Washington DC office. Let me tell you, those bitches in accounts were the worst, with their put-downs about my old - fashioned 'do and their snide side-eyes. And the women were worse!
I feel like this is a story that has huge legs but only for a very, very limited circle of people working in LA, much like the murder of that publicist in traffic last year (I've already forgotten her name). Unless you work in the film/television industry, the only think that was really interesting about this latest story was a major producer calling Angelina Jolie a "freak," and five seconds after you heard that it ceased to be interesting. Hollywood is much too into gazing at its own navel. Who really gives a shit about all this?
Strippers, escorts, erotic masseurs... they're all chiselers and con artists.
Castro wanted to make everyone equal, but he made everyone poor. Discuss.
"This continually is said about me: that I was so career-driven and focused on myself; that I don't want to be a mother, and how selfish that is," she said. An apparently those barbs still sting. "Even saying it gets me a little tight in my throat."
Here we go again :( At least 5 dead.
Come on, don't be ashamed to admit it...
The front and rear pilot lights on the left side are on, but not on the right. I lit them, but they won't stay lit. Advice??
Why is it that nice girls, who want to do stuff for guys, take care of them, go out of their way to cook for them, clean for them, challenge them, take interest in what they''re interested in...fall short?? And then guys go after women who want to be pampered, spoiled, and often act bossy? WHY? Is this some kind of universal rule? GHMPH.
The producers wanted him to reshoot the scene and he threw a diva fit!
Lordy, those ridiculously sexy Warwick rower boys are at it again. Soooo fapalicious, and all to help fight homophobia! I'd like to take them all out for drinks and exuberantly demonstrate my deep, deep...appreciation (and non-existing gag reflex).
But no mention of me?! :-(
You're not going to believe this... Staying true to the original 1982 film where Annie gets to meet Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt... They actually got Barack and Michelle Obama to appear in the film as themselves! Jamie Foxx takes Quvenzhane Wallis to visit them at the White House, and the four of them sing "Tomorrow" together. I just about peed my pants from laughing so much. On a different subject, I wonder... do you guys think Carol Burnett's Miss Hannigan was really that abusive to the orphans? Sure, she was a drunk, but she didn't physically abuse them. She made them clean, but that helps them build character, and they always lived in a clean environment. Hey, I went to boarding school, and we all had to clean for an hour a day (and this was back in 1999 when Jay-Z's "It's a Hard Knock Life" was playing on the radio). Realistically, if you had that many orphans cleaning the orphanage every day, it wouldn't take them all day, so they'd have a lot of free time. And as a matter of fact, the orphans did seem to enjoy a lot of down time where they'd spy on Miss Hannigan and make fun of her when she's trying to have her private sex fantasies.
I've been doing it for decades -- and it STILL feels really good. Don't you agree?
TEXARKANA, TX- On Tuesday, a Texas police officer in Texarkana shot and killed Dennis Grigsby, a 35 year old man holding a spoon. Officer Brent Lawing was responding to a burglary call and found Grigsby in a “dimly lit” garage. He lived in his mother’s home across the street. Grigsby’s mother, Evelyn Grigsby, said he had a mentall illness, though it has not yet been specified what it was. Police say her son was holding a “7-inch metal object that looked like a knife” and began “aggressively” approaching the officer. According to the police story, he ignored commands to stop, prompting the officer to shoot him. Grigsby later died at the hospital. This police narrative follows one that is all too common: no matter the situation, police claim that they were forced to attack suspects. They promote the idea that if a suspect was doing something illegal, they deserved whatever the officer did to them. Officers claim their lives were threatened, people were acting dangerously, and that because of this, they bear no responsibility for the deaths of the people with whom they interact. Never mind that the Texas officer could have used other, less lethal methods to stop Grigsby’s advances or that even in a “dimly lit” room, the round edge of a spoon looks nothing like a pointed knife. At the very least, police departments should employ officers with decent vision. At most, they should fire those who jump to use lethal violence when it is entirely unnecessary. Fortunately, however, police talking points are becoming less and less believable to the public. Similar stories of officers harming citizens–particularly the mentally ill–have surfaced in the last several months. In November, a Florida cop killed a man whose mother called the police to help him take his medication. In Cleveland, police slammed a bi-polar woman’s head against cement, killing her for “disturbing the peace.” A group of Michigan cops opened fire on a mentally ill homeless man, executing him firing squad-style. The case of schizophrenic homeless man Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death by multiple cops, is infamous for the jury’s refusal to convict the officers. They were caught on video bludgeoning the man, who was crying for his father. Apparently, police are “poorly trained” to deal with the mentally ill (some claim this is the reason cops kill so many of them, though this does not explain the rates of murder by cops of other demographics). But as the case of Dennis Grigsby shows, police are quick to react to weapons that are not actually weapons. A Colorado man was arrested for pointing a banana at police, who claimed they thought he was pointing a gun. Cops are notorious for shooting when people they stop reach to their pockets for their wallets. John Crawford and Tamir Rice were both killed for holding toy guns. It is increasingly apparent that cops use unmitigated authority and violence against the weakest and most disenfranchised in society. As repulsive as it may be, however, awareness is steadily growing and intolerance for such outlandish displays of police aggression is snowballing. The Texas Rangers are currently investigating the case of Dennis Grigsby and more “official” details are expected to emerge. In the meantime, the officer is on administrative leave.
Isn't that what conservatives predicted? It's been over a decade since Massachusetts legalized gay marriage and I don't see much of a change with civilization in general. It's always good to remind everyone what was predicted and what has actually occurred.
What would you do different?
Her wife of 3 short years gets half of everything: Lara -- a psychologist -- gets a lump sum of $1.2 million, spaced over over a 2-year period. But Lara gets a lot more, including: -- half of several bank and trust accounts, totaling $847,485 -- half of a 401K totaling $315,079 -- half of the proceeds from their Mullholland Tennis Club membership -- half of all royalties from Jane's TV appearances, including "Glee" -- half of their $56,810 tax refund Lara also gets their L.A. Yacht club membership. But wait, there's more. Lara gets Francis the dog. (link to tmz)
Everyone is denying it, but it's out there and they were probably all complicit. I don't buy that they did it just to "test the camera"..
"God has blessed me with somebody I've been waiting for my whole life," Jason said about his new wife. "Lauren changed everything for me and I can't believe I get to spend the rest of my life with her." "Jason has completely changed my life, and I could not be more thankful for who he is and how he loves me," Lauren added. "I can't wait to spend forever with him."
This time of the year the air is so dry it hurts to breathe. What sort of humidifier would you recommend for a small bedroom?
On the rebound from Michie? Daily Mail outs Efron for the zillionth time by posting about his latest "romance." At least they have a sense of humor about closet cases. They were pictured enjoying some sightseeing in the city of Copenhagen at the weekend. And things seem to be getting serious between Zac Efron and his rumoured new girlfriend Sami Miro. The actor posted a black and white snapshot of them posing outside the Danish city's famed restaurant Noma on Tuesday. 'You've created a sophisticated, one of a kind culinary experience I'll never forget. You rock!' Zac wrote next to the black and white snapshot. And in another Instagram posted by Zac's friend, Glee star Mark Salling, the actor was spotted carrying the very same designer bag toted by Sami in the Noma picture. 'Boys will be gals,' Salling wrote alongside the picture which featured him posing alongside Twilight actor Kellan Lutz and an array of pals carrying women's handbags. This weekend, the High School Musical star was seen arriving at Copenhagen airport with Sami after travelling to the Danish capital from Los Angeles. Sami was first seen with Zac at an LA Dodgers game two weeks, and it seems the couple have got serious if they are now taking their first trip together. Miro is not in the movie business. but does work in the creative industries at Demand Media Studios. Zac, 26, was most recently linked - rather bizarrely - to Michelle Rodriguez, 36. The pair surprised fans with their unlikely romance when they were first spotted together in Italy over the July 4th holiday weekend and continued a PDA fest across Europe in the months that followed. The relationship turned sour after an alleged fight in Ibiza, Spain, leaving Zac with a broken heart in August. The couple's summer of love was marked by romantic displays on various luxury yachts and nightclubs in Spain and Italy.
It's back! (Now at 10pm, or, as much as an hour later, because of the NFL, because CBS hates us.) --Tea Leoni makes a good opening act for Alicia & Co. --WILL Cary get a prison wife? Or be a prison wife? --Can they keep up the fast-paced, high stakes of Season 5?
Anyone know of any good old fashioned cocoa powder to make real hot cocoa? When I was a kid we used Hershey's cocoa because I'm old enough that it really was good cocoa Hershey's made back then. I'd love to get some of the good stuff so we can have real hot cocoa on Christmas Eve. TIA
Is it wrong that I want to stuff his stocking? *************************************** A Baptist pastor in Tempe, Arizona called for the mass extermination of LGBT people on Sunday in a sermon entitled “AIDS: The Judgement of God.” In the sermon, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday from Faithful Word Baptist Church, Pastor Steven Anderson said that God has ordered in the scriptures that gays should be killed, and that if humanity wants to have an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” he said, that’s what should be done. “Turn to Leviticus 20:13,” he says in the video, “because I actually discovered the cure for AIDS.” “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them,” Anderson read aloud. “And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS,” he said. “It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.” At another point in his sermon, Anderson had a foot-stomping, shouting tantrum about the idea that people can be LGBT and Christian. There will never be any gays in his church, he said, not ever, ever, ever. “No homos will ever be allowed in this church as long as I am pastor here,” he insisted. “Never! Say ‘You’re crazy.’ No, you’re crazy if you think that there’s something wrong with my ‘no homo’ policy.” According to the website IfYouOnlyNews.com, Anderson’s sermons have stirred controversy in the past. He has run afoul of the Secret Service after openly praying in 2009 and again this year for the death of President Barack Obama. Other sermons from Faithful Word have included a meditation on the evils of allowing women to speak in church and a lengthy discourse on the lying, evil ways of Jewish people. Watch the segment of Anderson’s sermon where he calls for the mass murder of LGBT people:
Two men attacked by a dozen men and women last week. Police have released surveillance video of the attackers captured after the assault. Start sharing this because we need to catch these monsters.
This is really shocking information. I can't even begin to truly believe it at this point. It seems that prosecutors allegedly found that Travis had accessed child porn sites on his lap top and kept this information from the defense. The defense now wants the death penalty taken off of the table. In similar situations when something like this occurs judges routinely side with the defense. So it's very likely that Jodi Aria will not be sentenced to death. However, it gets worse. A similar case was just overturned and a conviction thrown out. Jodi Arias might also have this case thrown out and its conceivable she could walk free.
I'd say this one qualifies by any standard.
Was flipping channels and she is on some country awards show and OOF!
Some cuties. You don't see peen BTW.
Posted upon request: Gerard Depardieu has revealed he was once a rent boy, a petty thief who served three weeks in prison for stealing a car and also turned his hand to grave robbing before being saved from destitution by a gay theatre talent spotter who paid for him to study French drama. The 65-year-old award-winning actor makes his confessions confessions in his autobiography, called 'it happened like that' (Ca c'est fait comme ca) in which he also tells of his unexpected friendship with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president and the death of his son Guillaume in 2008. Depardieu, who became a household name in Britain for his role in the 1990 romantic comedy Green Card alongside Andie MacDowell, reveals as a toddler he became accustomed to hearing his mother tell him about her attempts to abort him using knitting needles adding: 'And to think I almost killed you.' His family was so poor that as a child he helped deliver his siblings as his parents could not afford a midwife. Depardieu writes he began to wander the streets when he was just 10 but could easily pass for being 15 - and quickly realised he was attractive to men. He said: 'I've known since I was very young that I please homosexuals' and added when men approached, asking for sex, 'I would ask them for money'. He also admits he occasionally helped a man to dig up newly buried bodies in the cemetery and steal jewellery and shoes from them. At 16, he served three weeks in prison for stealing a car but continued his career as a rent boy after moving from Châteauroux, in central France, where he grew up, to Paris. Occasionally he would mug his clients. 'At 20, the thug in me was alive and kicking,' he writes. 'I would rip some of them off. I would beat up some bloke and leave with all his money.' He also describes stealing watches and money from students taking part in the May 1968 anti-government protests, picking their pockets as they slept on the street in between skirmishes with police. At one point he also routinely charmed his way into a Nato base where he bought cigarettes to sell for twice what he had paid. Describing himself as a 'rough-hewn peasant' he eventually married actress Elisabeth Guignot, who is from a well-off Parisian family and they had two children, Guillaume and Julie. He had two more with two other women: but family life and the role of father is not one that Depardieu plays well. When his children have complained about being associated with him he writes he has told them: 'What do you want? Change your name, for heaven's sake, if it bothers you.' The confessions of the Cyrano de Bergerac star also shed new light on the tragic life of Guillaume who was also an actor. He also admitted to working as a rent boy when he was broke and he served two prison sentences for theft and drugs. He died of viral pneumonia in 2008, aged 37.
I have to say... the premiere was a bit underwhelming. It seemed awfully "forced" and "contrived". I hope it's just the nature of being a pilot that has to set up so much, and that future episodes are better. I'm still in.
Pope Francis has given hope to gays, unmarried couples and advocates of the Big Bang theory. Now, he has endeared himself to dog lovers, animal rights activists and vegans. Trying to console a distraught little boy whose dog had died, Francis told him in a recent public appearance on St. Peter’s Square, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” While it is unclear whether the pope’s remarks helped soothe the child, they were welcomed by groups like the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, who saw them as a repudiation of conservative Roman Catholic theology that says animals cannot go to heaven because they have no souls. “My inbox got flooded,” said Christine Gutleben, senior director of faith outreach at the Humane Society, the largest animal protection group in the United States. “Almost immediately, everybody was talking about it.” Charles Camosy, an author and professor of Christian ethics at Fordham University, said it was difficult to know precisely what Francis meant, since he spoke “in pastoral language that is not really meant to be dissected by academics.” But asked if the remarks had caused a new debate on whether animals have souls, suffer and go to heaven, Mr. Camosy said, “In a word: absolutely.” In his relatively short tenure as leader of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics since taking over from Benedict XVI, Francis, 77, has repeatedly caused a stir among conservatives in the church. He has suggested more lenient positions than his predecessor on issues like homosexuality, single motherhood and unwed couples. So to some extent, it was not a surprise that Francis, an Argentine Jesuit who took his papal name from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, would suggest to a saddened child that his lost pet had a place in the afterlife. Citing biblical passages that assert that animals not only go to heaven, but get along with one another when they get there, Francis was quoted by the Italian news media as saying: “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” Theologians cautioned that Francis had spoken casually, not made a doctrinal statement. The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large of America, the Catholic magazine, said he believed that Francis was at least asserting that “God loves and Christ redeems all of creation,” even though conservative theologians have said paradise is not for animals. “He said paradise is open to all creatures,” Father Martin said. “That sounds pretty clear to me.” The question of whether animals go to heaven has been debated for much of the church’s history. Pope Pius IX, who led the church from 1846 to 1878, longer than any other pope, strongly supported the doctrine that dogs and other animals have no consciousness. He even sought to thwart the founding of an Italian chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Pope John Paul II appeared to reverse Pius in 1990 when he proclaimed that animals do have souls and are “as near to God as men are.” But the Vatican did not widely publicize his assertion, perhaps because it so directly contradicted Pius, who was the first to declare the doctrine of papal infallibility in 1854. John Paul’s successor, Benedict, seemed to emphatically reject his view in a 2008 sermon in which he asserted that when an animal dies, it “just means the end of existence on earth.” Ms. Gutleben of the Humane Society said Francis’ apparent reversal of Benedict’s view could be enormous. “If the pope did mean that all animals go to heaven, then the implication is that animals have a soul,” she said. “And if that’s true, then we ought to seriously consider how we treat them. We have to admit that these are sentient beings, and they mean something to God.”
Trash is as trash does.
We're both gay. He's 25. I'm 42 and married. Am I in danger, gurl?
Not that it should surprise anyone here, but problems are now being experienced in the old "Meet Philadelphia Gay Basher Kathryn Knott - New Thread" thread which, itself, was the last in a long line of disappearing threads on the topic of the Sept 11th group assault of two gay men in Philadelphia. These threads will continue to experience issues and eventually be shut down as more and more freepers, conservative trolls and their various ilk try and have them shut down. But this has always been a story that was born out of people on the Internet who weren't afraid to tell the truth about the injustices that were happening around them. So, we're going to keep discussing this case. And we'll also keep talking after this thread has been infected. This is the new thread to discuss all developments, discussion of the case, the many evil faces of Kathryn Knott, etc. Have at it, friends.
"My guests tonight are Jesse Jackson, the Reverand Al Sharpton and on the phone from Las Vegas, Liza Minnelli..."
"You kind of learn to self-sabotage with things you don't want to get. Sometimes you don't want to get something but you do a really good job and you get in anyway. That's kind of [what happened] with A Nightmare on Elm Street - I didn't even really want it. And then I went in [to audition] and I was like, [whispering] 'Fuck. I definitely got that'."
I've had a life-long nightmare with the post office. For the umpteenth time they put "vacant" on my mailbox. I've lived here for 2 1/2 years. It's a private bank of individual boxes inside a gated community. There have been literally weeks when I could not get paychecks, bills, magazines, anything. The last few places I've lived were even worse. Please don't tell me to call the "800" customer service number. Literally hundreds of calls later, I get a call from a heavily accented person who says says I should walk the 7 miles round trip to the post office, where after waiting in line for an hour, he will show me where my place is listed as vacant. He refuses to tell me how to correct the problem. The post office used to accuse my neighbors of stealing my ads and bills. This has never, ever been the case. Then the post office accused me of living in a poor neighborhood; also a total lie. You would not believe the horrible insults I've gotten over the years from Sen Reids and Shelley Berkeley's staff. I've been repeatedly blamed for moving too often. This is a lie, although it is my legal right to move when I choose. At least the NV Republican elected officials are sympathetic but powerless to do anything at all. Any advice? I wish the post office would go private. Maybe then I could get my paychecks from out of state without a nightmare.
True. Daddy made me rich.
Would the wars and the fate of Europe and its possessions turned out differently? If so, how?
Tom Selleck in [italic]In and Out[/italic] is the most obvious one that comes to mind. Anyone else?
[quote]In "To the Wonder" there is little acting in the traditional sense and many of the emotions are portrayed through facial expressions and gestures. Good god. [quote]While Kurylenko -- the Bond girl in "Quantum of Solace" -- and Bardem mostly manage to pull this difficult performance off, Affleck is unconvincing with his gormless expressions interspersed with occasional scowls and smiles. Malick "told us to throw away the words and to think them. He's able to give you the emotions through the bodies, the silence, the eyes," Kurylenko said. Sounds worse than Tree of Life.
Man who matches description of Lena Dunham's alleged rapist 'starts legal fund to clear his name and prepare for law suit against the Girls creator' Barry One has spent two months worth legal fees defending reputation Dunham says she was raped at Oberlin in book Not That Kind Of Girl One's attorney said they are preparing for potential legal suit against writer He said he has made repeated appeals to Dunham to say it wasn't him Dunham has been accused of being 'grossly irresponsible' publishing claim She did not report the incident to authorities
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