The gossip continues on.
Any of them acting. I know they did a QAF Con in Los Angeles a few months ago.
She''s a great actress at times. "Julia" and "Klute" come to mind. But she zigs and zags from one thing to another. Workout videos, Born-again Christianity. And what''s with the Ted Turner "he''s my soulmate" spiel. I can''t quite figure her out
Liz Taylor turned me down, says Colin Farrell Irish actor was 34 and Taylor 75 in what he called the 'last kind of romantic relationship I had, which was never consummated' Maev Kennedy; The Guardian, Tuesday 17 December 2013 19.45 GMT He ordered flowers; she sent orchids. She'd had seven husbands – one of them twice; he was known for dating some of Hollywood's most famous women. Both had been feted as among the most beautiful film stars of their generation. Neither of them could sleep at night. The two-year relationship between Elizabeth Taylor – twice married to the hellraiser's hellraiser, Richard Burton –and the Irish actor Colin Farrell, who for many years did his very best to follow Burton's example, was never consummated, but there was more to it than a society party friendship for the paparazzi. "I wanted to be number eight, but we ran out of road," Farrell said, in an interview with the US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, in which he spoke of the relationship for the first time. The actors were 75 and 34 when they met, but that would not necessarily have stopped either of them. Farrell was 28 and the magnificent Eileen Atkins was 69 when he spent an hour in a hotel room trying to talk her into bed, after they met on a film set. She turned him down but recalled it as a thoroughly uplifting experience: "It helped me step quite lightly into my seventies." He later described her fondly as "the one that got away". In one of her last interviews, Taylor did speak of Farrell, but gave no hint that they were by then close friends: "I love Johnny Depp, and I love Colin Farrell – both brilliant nuanced actors with great range." At Taylor's funeral in 2011 Farrell read Gerard Manley Hopkins' The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo. Burton had recorded a celebrated reading of the poem, with the lines "give beauty back, beauty, beauty, beauty back to God". Farrell said she had chosen it, and he described it as a "difficult poem", adding: "Even in death she had me under her thumb, sweating bricks." This week, on the chat show circuit to promote his latest film, Saving Mr Banks, Farrell spoke of Taylor with undimmed affection. "It feels like, in my head, not her I'm projecting, but the last kind of romantic relationship I had, which was never consummated." The pair met at the Cedars hospital in Los Angeles, where Taylor, whose life and career were plagued with ill health, was having a heart procedure, and Farrell's younger son, Henry, was being born. When he ordered flowers for her, he was told by his publicist she had just sent an orchid to him, with a handwritten note. He said, he recalled with a wolfish grin: "Well, send that bad boy over to the house." After this, they started, in Farrell's words, "hanging out". "She wasn't much of a sleeper at night, like I'm not," he revealed. "I'd call her at two in the morning; the nurse would answer the phone. "I'd ask if she was awake, and then on the other phone I'd hear 'hello?' and I'd go: how's it going, and we'd talk for a half an hour, an hour, into the wee hours." He smiled wistfully at her memory. "I just adored her," he said. "She was a spectacular, spectacular woman."
[bold]Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions.[/bold] By Naomi Klein In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed Stone of Nasa’s Voyager project, explaining a new milestone on the path to interstellar space, to the film-maker James Cameron, discussing his adventures in deep-sea submersibles. But it was Werner’s own session that was attracting much of the buzz. It was titled “Is Earth F**ked?” (full title: “Is Earth F**ked? Dynamical Futility of Global Environmental Management and Possibilities for Sustainability via Direct Action Activism”). Standing at the front of the conference room, the geophysicist from the University of California, San Diego walked the crowd through the advanced computer model he was using to answer that question. He talked about system boundaries, perturbations, dissipation, attractors, bifurcations and a whole bunch of other stuff largely incomprehensible to those of us uninitiated in complex systems theory. But the bottom line was clear enough: global capitalism has made the depletion of resources so rapid, convenient and barrier-free that “earth-human systems” are becoming dangerously unstable in response. When pressed by a journalist for a clear answer on the “are we f**ked” question, Werner set the jargon aside and replied, “More or less.” There was one dynamic in the model, however, that offered some hope. Werner termed it “resistance” – movements of “people or groups of people” who “adopt a certain set of dynamics that does not fit within the capitalist culture”. According to the abstract for his presentation, this includes “environmental direct action, resistance taken from outside the dominant culture, as in protests, blockades and sabotage by indigenous peoples, workers, anarchists and other activist groups”. Serious scientific gatherings don’t usually feature calls for mass political resistance, much less direct action and sabotage. But then again, Werner wasn’t exactly calling for those things. He was merely observing that mass uprisings of people – along the lines of the abolition movement, the civil rights movement or Occupy Wall Street – represent the likeliest source of “friction” to slow down an economic machine that is careening out of control. We know that past social movements have “had tremendous influence on . . . how the dominant culture evolved”, he pointed out. So it stands to reason that, “if we’re thinking about the future of the earth, and the future of our coupling to the environment, we have to include resistance as part of that dynamics”. And that, Werner argued, is not a matter of opinion, but “really a geophysics problem”. Plenty of scientists have been moved by their research findings to take action in the streets. Physicists, astronomers, medical doctors and biologists have been at the forefront of movements against nuclear weapons, nuclear power, war, chemical contamination and creationism. And in November 2012, Nature published a commentary by the financier and environmental philanthropist Jeremy Grantham urging scientists to join this tradition and “be arrested if necessary”, because climate change “is not only the crisis of your lives – it is also the crisis of our species’ existence”.
I'm personally a fan of hers and even I don't think so. I think she's extremely talented and hardworking but being an icon seems to mean having a very specific type of fame. When I think of an iconic star, I think of people that are symbolic in some way and that you can easily identify by their clothes or manner of speaking/singing/acting. For example: Marilyn Monroe: put on a white halter dress and get a short, curly blonde hairdo. Obviously, you're not going to look exactly like her but most anyone with the barest of pop culture knowledge will understand that you're imitating her. MJ: white socks, black shoes, glove and then moonwalk. Do some sort of grunting/shouting-singing and grab your crotch. Done. Madonna: her 80's era is pretty easy to replicate and for her 90's era, put on a black suit, bustier underneath, and have a short, curly blond hairdo. Most people will think you're dressing up like Madonna. With Beyonce, I don't really see how someone could imitate her in dress, personal style, or mannerisms. I mean, a woman could put on the Single Ladies outfit and maybe the majority of America will recognize you. But globally? I'm not so sure. Beyonce obviously has all the pieces to being a great star (stage presence, singing ability, dance skills) but I can't say that she's made the leap into being an ICON of pop music or pop culture. Any thoughts?
Continued... come here to make fun of RPatz and KStew and their stans!
Billy Jack, Joan Fontaine, Paul Walker----yet Zsa Zsa keeps hanging around like an old summer cold. What is the secret of this vampire's existence? Will this bitch ever die?
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First off, I'm a femme lesbian with layered hair, it's long, past the middle of my back. At any rate, I went to him for the first time about six weeks ago for a highlight touch up and blow out - and it looks gorgeous. We decided to do the cut six weeks later. Last week I made an appointment for a color touchup (damn roots!) and a cut. The appt was for tomorrow at 4pm. I get a message today from someone at the salon saying, "We have you down for a cut and color and blow out, but we want to make sure - maybe you just want a color and blow out? "John" has an event tonight and he needs an end time. So, perhaps just a color and blow out for you this time?" WTF? I made an appt for all three services. I have family coming on Wednesday, and parties all week and I need a fucking haircut. Was this his way of trying to get me out of there early so he can get out to his event? So he is trying to get out of doing the cut? Perhaps when I made the appointment someone should have told me this. At the very least, given me a few days notice and not the day before. Should I punch and delete?
Aging gracefully? Not all of them. Andrew Ridgely ... oh my god. But he's handsome as it Kurt Smith from "Tears for Fears" (surgery.) Any Bell from Erasure looks like shit with his surgery. Marc Almond, yuck. Pete Burns? Good god. Mikey from Culture Club, handsome older man. Billy Idol- sweet Jesus, he's a cadaver.
Did he hook up in West Virginia?
How traumatic was it for you? Or was it? Maybe you were fine with it growing up. Or did you start wearing them later in life as an adult. Share your stories on wearing braces with the Dl community. Those of us who never wore braces want to know.
In many countries, it’s getting better for the LGBT community. In Ethiopia, it’s getting worse. Brutal, backward country.
Beyonce’s self-titled surprise release, which hit iTunes exclusively on Thursday evening (9 p.m. PT), has now sold over 430,000 units in just over one day, guaranteeing it the top slot on the Billboard 200 once that chart’s top 10 is revealed mid-week. As reported yesterday, “Beyonce” shifted slightly over 80,000 in the three hours from 9 p.m. PT to midnight on Thursday evening, putting her Friday sales at roughly 350,000. With two more days left in the sales tracking week, the title could sell over 600,000 before the buzzer sounds. The iTunes exclusive “visual” album, retailing for $15.99 contains 14 tracks- not available for a la carte purchases until Dec. 20- and 14 accompanying videos, along with other bonus video content. No set date has been announced for the CD release to physical retailers or of its availability on other digital download sites. At 430,000, “Beyonce” is already set to become the biggest debuting album by a female artist since Taylor Swift sold an astounding 1.2 million copies of “Red” in the week corresponding to Billboard 200 chart dated Nov 10, 2012. And if predictions in the 600,000 range hold, the set would grant Beyonce the best debut week- and best sales week period- of her career. Her 2006 album “B’day” started with 541,000 in September 2006.
Linda Dano! Trisha Nixon Cox! Gary Moore! Billy Carter! Elliot Gould! The Shah! Bobby Rigby! join me!!! BTW who is that busty bimbo sitting next to Whoopi?
Just saw a commercial that Greg Kinnear will be getting his own TV show in the near future, and joining the growing ranks of movie actors turning to TV. Made me realize that there's plenty of others in Greg's shoes. I wonder if it's considered a step down when the movie roles dry up. Here's a partial list of others: Tim Roth Kevin Bacon Holly Hunter Glenn Close Laurence Fishburne Kevin Spacey Jessica Lange Gabourey Sidibe Kathy Bates Vera Farmiga Liev Schreiber Jon Voight Steve Buscemi Gary Sinise Halle Berry (heard she'll be on TV in 2014)
Jay Leno Compares Russian Olympics to Nazi Germany December 17, 2013 | 03:02PM PT, Francesca Bacardi With his departure from NBC's "Tonight Show" approaching, Jay Leno isn't holding back. The comedian is making headlines after his Monday night interview with his guest, "Today's" Meredith Vieira, in which he compared the upcoming Sochi Olympics to Nazi Germany because of Russia’s anti-gay law. In the interview, Vieira began by saying that she and the "Today" team had "mixed feelings" about covering the event because of "the stuff going on in Russia with [President Vladimir] Putin and the anti-gay legislation." At the end of the back-and-forth discussions, they opted to cover the games after they decided the Olympics are about the athletes. Though Vieira did mention that she hopes people continue to demonstrate in protest. Leno, however, took the discussion one stronger step further with a controversial comparison. "I don't know how [Russia's law is] different from — I mean, this is how it started in Nazi Germany — 'Oh, the Jews, let's put them over here,'" Leno said. "It makes me uncomfortable." Germany hosted the Olympic Games in 1936. In 2011, NBC agreed to pay approximately $4 billion to the International Olympic Committee for exclusive broadcasting rights for the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 Olympics. It was the most expensive television rights deal in Olympic history. Next year NBC will promote Jimmy Fallon as Leno's "Tonight Show" successor. But with potential backlash about Russia's anti-gay laws, the network is facing the risk of making viewers "uncomfortable."
What are your thoughts about this "Sexiest Man Alive" reaching the half century mark?
Hook ups, director tantrums, etc.
A bit much, I'd say.
There are plots against people, no?
I know, it''s not George Clooney, but he''s kind of a celebrity/has been. Maybe because he was pretty wasted, not sure if he does this often, but he seemed to know his way around the hole and the poll. I''d have thought he was a pussy hound. Bi, I guess. \ \ I know all of you are thinking "eww, how gross" but I was horny. I''m sure you all have had worse.
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
I've been reading this great thread on Reddit where people are sharing their industry secrets anonymously. Lots of interesting stuff, including some Hollywood insider info. A sample: "I work as a script doctor; I have so much dirt on hollywood and the entertainment world... As this won't be seen by anyone because we're seven hours in: Katy Perry is nothing like you think; Every funny person in hollywood has a joke writer and that includes Mistress Lawrence; All those cool indie movies with comedians? They're studio movies paid for through complex subsidiaries; No one is making movies for you - all these super hero films are aimed at China; Not a single studio is worried about irrelevance, Netflix or the like, it's an excuse to be lazy in all honesty; Scientology are far more ingrained than you dare to imagine; Porn stars turn up in every party; most those celebrity marriages are shams; There's a lot of hardcore religion out here; Rape, fuck loads of rape; Every studio is planning a kickstarter project; A surprising amount of actresses slept there way to the top; Elisabeth Moss is the nicest person you'll ever meet. I could go on for so long." What are some of your industry secrets?
Billie Jean King, the tennis legend, and Caitlin Cahow, an Olympic medalist in women’s ice hockey, are both part of the U.S. delegation. Both are out lesbians. Another member of the U.S. delegation, figure skating Olympic medalist Brian Boitano, routinely declines to answer questions about his sexuality, saying "everybody's got their own path" to discovering who they are. In what may be another slight to the Russian president, Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama will not attend the opening ceremony.
These people are either full-blooded Italians, or have some Italian in them (no sexually). Who's missing? Madonna Gwen Stefani Lady Gaga Nancy Pelosi Jill Biden Janet Napolitano Penny Marshall Bruce Springsteen The Jonas Brothers Joy Behar Jay Leno Kelly Ripa Antonin Scalia Samuel Alito John Podesta Leon Panetta Chris Christie Andrew Cuomo Chris Cuomo Mo Rocca Edie Falco Lisa Lampanelli Christopher Meloni Susan Sarandon Tim McGraw Steven Tyler Paris Hilton Janeane Garofalo Nancy Sinatra Isabella Rossellini Taylor Swift Danny DeVito Joe Mantegna John Travolta Tony Danza Alyssa Milano Paul Sorvino Mira Sorvino Al Pacino Liza Minnelli Rene Russo Leonardo DiCaprio Robert De Niro Joe Pesci Nicolas Cage Stanley Tucci Marissa Tomei John Turturro Gary Sinese Sylvester Stallone Jennifer Aniston Dan Castellaneta Francis Ford Coppola Martin Scorsese Robert Gallo (discoverer of HIV and AIDS) Neil Cavuto Alicia Keys Demi Lovato Patti LuPone Tony Bennett Frank Langella Anjelica Huston Rudy Giuliani Alan Alda
I've read a lot about a severe winter starting in late 2013 and escalating in January 2014. What are your 2014 predictions or interesting ones you've heard.
The villagers are lighting their torches, we're coming for you stupid ocd Beyonce troll. And when we're finished with him it's Hello pathetic Tom Daley troll.
... sorry if this has been addressed before, but aestheticians out there? Are these skin exfoliating devices worth the money? People who use them: What do you think??? Thanks in advance, beautiful DL peoples!!!
I'm 34, but I remember when gas was .99 a gallon. What are some prices from the past that stick out in your mind?
Or are you just a meal ticket?
Tonight's $700 million Megamillions prize.
Wow - they're all pretty disgusting. This is not doing the "Persian" community any favors. And that gay guy needs to kill that moustache. Anybody else watching?
There is this produce store, owned by people who barely speak English (probably from some part of South America) that does a ton of business, all cash. The prices are great and the quality of the food is very good. The reason I ask is that transactions in cash have become a big red flag for Big Brother. I mean, I can't even take a cash withdraw from my own account without being given the third degree. For a $500 cash withdraw, the banker takes me back to his office, asks me a a ton of questions, scans my driver's license...well, you get the picture. Could this be a front for the drug cartels where the government looks the other way? Because, as you all know, the underground black market supports the lifestyle we've become accustomed to. It was even admitted that without the drug trade, 2008 would've been a lot worse than it was.
And when it is played, it makes the most beautiful contribution that nobody else can make because each human being is unique creation of the divine. These notes can only be played in love, something every person is capable of. It is sad when you decide not to play that note...to remain stagnant in your fears and pettiness. Because in the end, the money, the things, the status, the fame, the power...none of that matters, not one bit. No one regrets not spending enough time at work. No one regrets not having enough stuff/money/clothes,etc.. No one regrets not having enough sex without love. But they sure do regret not loving enough, not helping enough, not giving enough, etc.
Someone very physically attractive will never date someone with average or below-average in looks unless - Is money the answer? If I want to have fun with hotties (Justin Clynes types, I guess, having just seen the thread), I have to make a ton of money, right? That's just how the world is, isn't it?
Do you have a passion for collecting, gardening, painting, dog shows, carpentry, toilet paper origami, etc? There has to be some fun eccentric stuff. Straight people hush, we don't care what you do.
Johnny Depp's career took off after 21 Jump Street. Grieco's not so much. He's now an "abstract emotionalism" (his term) painter and celebrity Scientologist fundraiser. His affected douchebag look has been perfected. Take a gander at him practicing his art with a cigarette dangling from his lips.
I know that nominations aren't even close but last year was so predictable, but the only locks for a win this year that I see are Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence (too tempting to resist). It'll obviously be between Gravity and 12 Years for Best Picture, but neither are locks. And American Hustle is creeping in. Best Director is basically the same situation with the directors of the same films as BP.
Previews are over and the actual critics are about to speak. So far, anecdotal comments from Donmar theatre goers have been positive about all the lead actors. Let's see how the real critics weigh in this week.
I was drunk, my inhibitions fell by the wayside, and I started flirting with one my frau co-worker's husbands, a fit-fat hot DILF. I don't remember a hole lot, except that he was tall and very handsome, but from what I've been told, I touched his arm suggestively several times as we chatted and giggled a lot. One of my friends who saw us told me that my body language screamed "FUCK ME!" Evidently, I was squirming, and my body looked like it was reflexively preparing itself to get fucked. I've been getting looks from her and her friends all morning, and people suddenly stop whispering when I come around. Normally I wouldn't care, but I have to work with this biddy, and don't want to get on her bad side. Do you think a gift card would be a decent apology? Maybe something from Cracker Barrel? All I really know about her is that she likes cheese LOL.
I'm home sick today watching a L&O SVU marathon. On comes a commercial with a chunky, awkward- looking guy trying to look cool dressed retro, singing an awful song, and worse, attempting to dance. I thought it was a joke commercial of some kind, but no, it's a Target commercial for Michael Buble's latest album. I only know of him through DL. I'm shocked that he's some kind of a major recording artist. How?
Probably less. Garth Brooks expected to be #1, One Direction likely #2. Spears may clock in at #2-4. Poor homophobic bitch.
The video will probably come out any day now.
You know this was cumming.
Do you ever get like this? I'm so horny that all I can think about is juicy cock and big fat balls. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. My throat is hungry for dick and I just want to go to town on someone. I yearn to suck cock.
I am 46 years old, almost homeless after losing my salaried job about 2 years ago. I'm a mental case and you all have helped me a lot with vicious/sweet advice. If I get the job, what can I expect? Do most people tip? Are you blamed if the food is cold or poorly cooked? I will be delivering pizza in an upscale area of Austin. I'm not afraid of getting mugged.
The star of the Hitchcock classics "Suspicion" and "Rebecca" famously won an Oscar in 1942 over her bitter rival -- her older sister Olivia de Havilland.
I know the Scientology angle seems attractive, but don't forget her brother Larry Cohen and her recent employers the Zanucks have just as much pull around town. Maybe there was something else to it.
I love it! Groceries ordered online, delivered while you sleep in excellent packaging. Hope it survives.
When you've fallen on hard times, no one wants anything to do with you. It's like you exude failure and loserdom and the people in your former, successful life avoid you as though it's contagious. When some of my friends/family ask how I'm doing and I mention -just mention- that I'm struggling with money and joblessness -they don't want to hear it. So nobody is really going to know how bad it is b/c when I tell them the truth I think they think I'm asking for money and that isn't the case. It's just that lack of money is my most salient problem right now. So I can't even talk to anyone about my problems due to this stigma.
A 250k debut. Born This Way was a million. To compare, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry had better first weeks. There aren't any singles on the album, either.
A bell ringer collecting donations for the Salvation Army says she was assaulted, after greeting an Arizona Walmart shopper with the words “Happy Holidays.” According to KNXV, Kristina Vindiola was collecting donations outside a Phoenix Walmart in mid-December, when she was confronted by an outraged woman. She said the assault came after she used the phrase “Happy Holidays,” rather than “Merry Christmas”. Don’t you dare tell me Happy Holidays… Vindiola described the incident to KNXV reporters.
"It looked like it was game over, he [the buffalo] really looked finished," Oliver Matheson said, according to the Daily Mail. "Then we saw two of the original herd coming back to investigate and we didn't really know what to expect." With their camera still rolling, they watched a bull buffalo mount a daring rescue, charging at the lion and using its powerful head horns to flip the predator high into the air. Video:
She rarely gets much attention here on Datalounge, but she was the greatest female star and sex symbol of the Thirties, and her films made huge amounts of money for MGM when the films of Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer (their other two biggest female stars) were not making money. And for much of her career Marilyn Monroe was often called a Harlow imitator, although except for the platinum hair and the curvaceousness the two women had little in common. Harlow was terrific in comedy, particularly in DINNER AT EIGHT and RED DUST, two of her best films. She had tons of glamor thanks to her platinum hair and sexy satin outfits, but she was a tough-talking "real girl" whom audiences loved. And she had the worst first name ever in real life: she was born Harlean Carpenter.
Ok, which one of you bitches did this???? A woman in north Georgia says she is still recovering from injuries she endured when an apparent prankster superglued the toilet seats in a Home Depot. Nearly two weeks after Illyanna De La Keur was rescued from the restroom of the Banks County Home Depot, the Georgia mother told local station WSB-TV that she's still barely able to sit up. De La Keur said she didn't realize anything was amiss when she sat down on the Home Depot toilet seat while shopping with family the day before Thanksgiving. However after the glue was discovered, Home Depot employees were forced to call in emergency responders. The extraction process took close to an hour and left De La Keur with several painful injuries including ripped skin, she told WSB-TV. Indeed, in raw video footage of the incident De La Keur can be clearly heard crying out in pain. "I couldn't understand why they weren't just taking me to an emergency room and having a doctor remove it," De La Keur told WSB-TV. Following the rescue, police opened an investigation in an effort to identify the culprit responsible for the bathroom's sticky surprise, The Smoking Gun reports. Home Depot manager Mary Dean told police that she found a paper bag containing a bottle of Loctite Go2 Glue on the bathroom floor. According to the Loctite website, the product is an "all-purpose" glue that is "water resistant, dries crystal clear, and sets with no clamping." However in an odd twist, the Banks County Sheriff's Office said that after reviewing security camera footage, it appears no one besides De La Keur entered the bathroom during the window when the glue presumably was applied. "There is no evidence to show that someone did it besides who was in there," Deputy Sheriff Carissa McFaddin announced Dec. 9, the Augusta Chronicle reports. McFaddin added there was not enough evidence to charge anyone at this time. Surprisingly, this is not the first time a customer has claimed to be the victim of a superglued toilet seat prank in a Home Depot. In 2005, Colorado man Bob Dougherty sued the store after he said employees ignored his cries of help for 15 minutes, the Associated Press reports. “They left me there, going through all that stress,” Dougherty said, according to the AP. “They just let me rot.”
Any new stories on him? I know he was supposedly involved with Jake. What a truly handsome man
What do you think will survive the longest? Take my poll, please ...
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch officiated at the wedding of a longtime friend in Ibiza, Spain today. Gorgeous, amazing setting. And before the random speculation begins, BC himself is not gay, nor do I think he is ordained as this FB poster says. It was a civil ceremony. These pictures are currently public on FB, but they may disappear if the participants catch wind that they're making the rounds on the internet. Personally, I'd want the whole world to see this glorious moment.
She CANNOT sing. It can't be said enough. I sing better than her and I'm tone deaf.
At least Guy Wilson will have something to hang onto.
The annual Santa Speedo Run took place in Boston this past Saturday, bringing together hundreds of scantly-clad participants for the 14th year in a row. Photos:
Every Christmas Eve, I put together a large spread of appetizers for our family gathering. We're of Norwegian-descent, so often times it includes Scandinavian food. This year, I am wanting to do a large spread of some really good appetizers. I'm still in the planning stages and I want to hear your opinions. What are your favorite appetizers/hors d'oeuvres/finger foods?
Yaaaaaaassss bish! Beyonce slayyyyeed all your faves from Lady Gag, Shitty Spears, LordeNOT, with this music video for "Drunk In Love" I LIVE!!!!!! She is thee Queen of Music, bow down to Mother Bey! #BeyHive
The last post of the other thread: "Does anyone know how Henry and Corey met? Did they star in a movie together? It just seems so random how close they are if they're dating or not."
Are they sexier than abs? For some reason I find them so hot - what is it about them? It's weird. Has this part been sexualized before?
What''s it like? Is it worth it to get one?
Jeremy Renner gave a candid interview to The Hollywood Reporter, in which he challenges people who questioning his sexuality, recalls incidents of his volatile behavior and discusses his roles in the upcoming The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy. Renner admits to being bothered by the speculation that he is gay and the constant scrutiny about who he's dating. "I want my personal life to be personal, and it's not f---ing true," he says of the rumors. "And I don't care if you're talking about things that are true, you're still talking about my personal life. How about I go peek in your window, take what underwear you wore last night, whose husband you were f---ing, and shove that in the megaphone throughout your neighborhood? How does that feel? It's none of your goddamn business." He also recalls a particular Christmas Eve bar fight. "This guy chokes me with the scarf I was wearing. He called me a f-- 'cause I was wearing a scarf! Then he shoved my sister and I got behind him and I choked him out -- put him to sleep." But, he claims, "I'm not violent." Renner, who received Oscar nominations for his roles in The Hurt Locker and The Town, is set to take over the Jason Bourne franchise from Matt Damon. His decision to accept the opportunity wasn't an easy one. "It was a game-changer in anonymity," he says. "I had to consider how this was going to affect everyone I love -- especially myself," he says. "The star thing, the celebrity thing is new to me. I don't want to be a good celebrity, a good f---ing star. I want to be a good human being." Renner co-stars in Marvel's The Avengers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johannson. The film hits theaters in May.
for r598 in the last theatre thread
Oh it blows alright. I am assuming that Michael Bolton wrote all of the lyrics for the various songs he screams in those bad, bad commercials. "My love is calling your name." Just one more reason for the holiday season to be over with as soon as possible.
I've posting on here, on and off, for years now. At first, my stereotypical image of a gay man was that they were all hot, all smart, and after working they'd have hot sex sessions. I thought, "my god, I wish a gay man was in love with me". And watching Queer as folk cemented this idea. After years of posting on here, I noticed that there was a dark side to the gay world, not all were young, beautiful, and smart. And there are some very tragic elements to the gay male world. But still, I've talked to so many gays on here, I feel a kinship with you guys. Thoughts?
if another thread was started, my apologies.
WTF? I thought this was a joke. Pathetic and wrong. He still hates our marriages. Terrible choice for a gay publication.
If it was possible to actually laugh yourself to death, it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to watch this woman’s video. Aside from the hilarity, the video is a perfect example of how ignorance of science goes hand-in-hand with conspiracy-mongering. It’s also noteworthy how “chemtrail” alarmists express nearly identical concerns about the prismatic nature of certain contrails. This video is a few years old and not much is known about the woman who uploaded it. But let’s hope someone sat her down and put her mind at ease with a little scientific knowledge, dispelling her confusion of light refraction in water droplets with a secret government water-poisoning campaign.
These fuckers made homosexuality illegal and punishable by 10 years jail, so this bitch can rot in jail for all I care. This is yet another case of some Indian cunt who lied to get a lower caste Indian to be her slave. Fuck these assholes. "The way an Indian diplomat was treated by law enforcement officials in New York last week has touched off a furor in India, where politicians from across the political spectrum expressed outrage and the New Delhi police retaliated by removing security barriers that were meant to protect the American Embassy. The diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, the deputy consul general in New York, was arrested last Thursday and accused of submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for her housekeeper and paying the housekeeper far less than the minimum legal wage. Indian officials said that Ms. Khobragade was arrested and handcuffed on the street as she was leaving her daughter at school, and that she was kept in a holding cell with drug addicts before she was released on $250,000 bail. By far the most troubling part for Indians are assertions that Ms. Khobragade, 39, was strip-searched after her arrest. Some Indian newspapers published reports claiming that she was subjected to repeated cavity searches. The Indian national security adviser, Shivshankar Menon, has called such treatment “despicable” and “barbaric.” The Indian government issued a statement the day after the arrest saying it was “shocked and appalled at the manner in which she has been humiliated by the U.S. authorities.” The foreign secretary, Sujatha Singh, summoned the American ambassador to India, Nancy J. Powell, and lodged a strong protest at the “unacceptable treatment” of the diplomat. The United States Marshals Service, in a statement, confirmed that Ms. Khobragade had been strip-searched, following “the same search procedures as other U.S.M.S. arrestees held within the general prisoner population in the Southern District of New York.” It said she was “placed in the available and appropriate cell.” Indian officials, in addition to removing the maze of concrete security barriers surrounding the American Embassy compound, Indian news reports said, have demanded that the embassy provide details about all the Indians it employs, as well as the names and salaries of teachers at the American Embassy School; that the embassy commissary stop importing liquor; and that diplomatic identification cards for consular staff members and their families be returned. The State Department expressed concern on Tuesday about removal of the security barriers near the embassy. “We have conveyed at high levels to the government of India our expectations that India will continue to fulfill all of its obligations,” said Marie Harf, the deputy State Department spokeswoman. Ms. Harf acknowledged that the State Department’s diplomatic security officials had played a role in Ms. Khobragade’s detention but said that federal marshals had been responsible for the “intake procedure.” Federal prosecutors say that the charges stem from a promise Ms. Khobragade made to American authorities that she would pay her housekeeper $4,500 a month. The prosecutors said she actually paid the housekeeper just $573 a month and made her work far more than 40 hours a week. It is not unusual in India for domestic staff to be paid poorly and be required to work more than 60 hours a week; they are sometimes treated abominably. Reports of maids being imprisoned or abused by their employers are frequent. But the idea of a middle-class woman being arrested and ordered to disrobe is seen as shocking. Airport security procedures in India provide separate lines for women, and any pat-down searches are performed behind curtains."
I have recently lost about 80 pounds (combined surgery, diet change, and exercise), and I am exercising (cardio and weights) almost daily. I look SO much better and it is nice to feel good again, and look good in clothes. I still have belly fat though. Anyone know of any secrets that really concentrate on getting rid of it? I am wondering if it's just my age (48), or can this fat be blasted away? Help me Obi-Won Datalounge, you're my only hope.
After the chicks hatch, they are sexed (a unique skill). The males are thrown away in plastic bags, left to starve or die of heat or suffocation. Or, the males are immediately ground-up, alive, their twitching bodies (insofar as there are those chicks who aren't fully dead sometimes) thrown out or spread onto fields as fertilizer. This kind of horror - I didn't know. Yes, people are dying in Syria. Yes, they do similar stuff to other animals (including crush videos), but cruelty is cruelty, please see that. This horror. It makes me want to die. I can't live in this world knowing that it happens. Eggs are in our birthday cakes, protein shakes, cat food. Fuck. I want out. Cloud Atlas had something like this. Predation.
Lots of love from the Emmys but nada from Datalounge? Last night's episode was top notch. Absolutely no reduction in action, suspense or acting. Everyone is still bringing it and the excitement level from last season has been brought over to the new season. Am I the only one that watched?
Carrie is back...back I tell you!
I think they're a bad idea. And no, I'm not a Scientologist. I think a lot of people forget that it's important to experience negative emotions, as painful as they may be. It doesn't really make sense to embrace things like happiness and joy but not grief and sadness. You can't have one without the other. And I sometimes feel like people inadvertently cause their own depression by avoiding or muting negative feelings, and thereby not realizing that they're muting the happy ones too.
Simply delicious. Does anyone know anything about him? I've heard that he escorts... Do you have any experiences to share?
10. Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke. Can't stand him or his "I'm just anuthu brotha" act, but this IS a great song. 9. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark, Fall Out Boy. 8. Wrecking Ball, Miley Cyrus. It's been a while since a power ballad dominated the airwaves. It sounds like a Celine song (in a good way). 7. Copy of A, Nine Inch Nails. Hadn't heard about these guys in forever, but damn if this one isn't just amazing. 6. Started from the Bottom, Drake. I really don't know much about Drake, but love this song. 5. Do What U Want, Lady GaGa and R Kelly. Gaga had (for her) a relatively quiet year, but she is definitely still a worthy contender for "the next Madonna" title. 4. Gone, Gone, Gone, by Phillip Phillips. Sure he's a Mumford knockoff, but a good one. This song is that ode to that person no longer in your life that you still love even if you shouldn't. Hope he gets the post-AI career he deserves. 3. PrimeTime, by Janelle Monáe and Miguel. Awesome duet about having sex with someone you love. 2. Black Skinhead, Kanye West. Angry, industrial, brilliant. 1. We Can't Stop, Miley Cyrus. I am 47. If you would have told me a year ago that two of my favorite songs (including my most favorite) of 2013 would be from Miley Cyrus... but this song is simply astonishing. I love the lulling music, the free-spirited lyrics, and all the ridiculous sturm und drang regarding the lyrics, the twerking, the molly, the video, the MTV awards, etc. We Can't Stop is brilliant music and brilliant branding.
I guess he is kind of a sore subject but I have a question. I know that when Lee Miglin was first found dead, the Chicago power brokers wanted to pretend that it had nothing to do with Cunanan but the fact could not be hidden. After Versace was killed, a wealthy doctor was found murdered, in his home, near Miami. I believe he was found hogtied and it was thought to have been murder by rentboy. His wife and kids were in Cuba. The Miami Police insisted it had nothing to do with Cunanan but I wonder. How many people did Andrew Cunanan really murder?
my world glows.
Long story short, my Christmas "break" has been a nightmare. For the first time, I''ve realized that I come from a family of deeply unhappy people who seem determined to put me in my place and drag me to their level every chance they get. \ \ My mother is demanding, emotionally abusive, and manipulative. My grandmother is the same. I thought my sister and I were very close, but even she pulled the "you think you''re better than..." card. \ \ I am the only person in my family to graduate from college. Last week was professionally the best week of my life. I am very, very driven. Instead of being happy for my success they seem determined to tear me down every chance they get.\ \ I want to be a good partner to someone someday. I want to be a good parent. I''ve never seen an example of a healthy relationship in my life. \ \ I''m thinking of continuing on in therapy and working out some of these issues, because I''m not sure I can have them in my life and be an emotionally healthy person.\ \ I''m 28.
The supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park is much, much larger than was previously believed. A new study shows the volcano’s magma chamber about 2.5 times larger than previous estimates suggested, stretching more than 55 miles and containing between 200 to 600 cubic kilometers of molten rock. The cavern is about 20 miles wide and nearly 2 miles deep. “We’ve been working there for a long time, and we’ve always thought it would be bigger,” said Bob Smith, University of Utah professor. “But this finding is astounding.” The findings were presented this week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. “We record earthquakes in and around Yellowstone, and we measure the seismic waves as they travel through the ground,” said Dr. Jamie Farrell, of the University of Utah. “The waves travel slower through hot and partially molten material (and) with this, we can measure what’s beneath.” The last major eruption 640,000 years ago covered North America with ash and affected the climate of the entire planet. An eruption today would be catastrophic for the entire planet The magma chamber extended much further east than previously believed, holding a mixture of solid and molten rock. “To our knowledge there has been nothing mapped of that size before,” Farrell said. But the larger size does not necessarily make the Yellowstone hazard greater, Smith said. Researchers can’t say for sure when the volcano might erupt again, but they monitor the area for advance warning of seismic activity. Some believe that a massive eruption is overdue because the Yellowstone volcano erupts every 700,000 years or so. Previous known eruptions occurred about 2 million years ago and 1.3 million years ago.
I'm in the mood for a snack!
I'm not referring to behavior but rather something about their appearance that makes them repulsive to you despite being otherwise attractive or "normal" looking Justin Timberlake James Franco Justin Bieber Edward Snowden
I know it's hamburger, beans and some type of sauce. But how do you make the sauce? What do you do? It's all so confusing.
With more athletes coming out we should do a thread about gay athletes. Carl Lewis has to be a 'mo...right?
Anybody else watching this at US pace? It's an amazing French series about various people who've died at various points in time who suddenly reappear with no explanation. The acting is uniformly wonderful and the young man who plays Simon is exceptionally beautiful.
Just doing the rounds as one of the A-level cast of August, Osage County, and people can't stop remarking on what a beauty I've become. I'm booked solid through 2015, by which point I'll be turning 20. Not bad for an Oscar nominee, right? In the meantime, that other blonde girl - what was her name? Bismarck? Sioux Falls? Oh, yeah, Dakota - what's she up to? A couple of B-movies. Skinny little thing looks sort of - well, pale and wan. Like her career. I, on the other hand, have JUGS! Wait, was I the nice one?
This Christmas I will not be speaking to my friend of 16 years. Why??? Well after years of reading his Facebook posts I slowly and painfully discovered that my white friend was a racist. Initially I tried to ignore it but as an African American man I could no longer stomach his increasingly toxic, race fueled comments that were initially veiled as just boisterous, conservative rhetoric. After debating him online for years over politics, race and social topics I finally had an epiphany. I could no longer excuse “Adam” by brushing him off as being a hyper-conservative republican. His truth was undeniable. However, I chose not to confront Adam about it, instead I quietly un-friended him on Facebook. Weeks later he confronted me and unloaded a barrage of online insults accusing me of being the actual racist and a “radical” for calling out discrimination, something I’ve aggressively done for years on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and on my personal blog/website. Initially I blamed Facebook and the bold frontier of social media, a place where like-minded individuals are able to find strength in numbers in pack like mentality as the source of Adam’s racism. But after deeper reflection I believe it is the rising public influence of social media combined with an unconscious internal racial/class angst within Adam and many other white Americans that has now spewed to the surface with the election and re-election of the nation’s first Black President, Barack Obama. Adam and I are about two years or so apart in age, both from the state of Alabama, both attended The University of Alabama although we didn’t know each other in college. Four years later we bumped into each other in Atlanta where we both worked for the same company. We vaguely recognized each other, discovered our mutual roots, college friends and quickly bonded as friends ourselves. Oddly, our racial differences didn’t seem to matter especially since we both hailed from a state richly steeped in a tradition of hatred, slavery, Jim Crow segregation and racial discrimination. Our twenties quickly turned into our thirties as we both chased our careers crisscrossing the nation with eight moves and five cities between us but we always stayed in touch. I remember once when I was going through financial challenges in Los Angeles, Adam gave me a financial gift to keep me going. So we weren’t just causal buddies, we were genuine friends. It was the election of America’s first Black President that was the initial trigger. Adam’s criticism of the President, the economy and its sluggish growth, high unemployment along with his 2012 staunch support of Mitt Romney for president and his criticism of Obamacare is what blew open the divide between us. Although these online conflicts are common between social media users and their “friends,” our conflict was much different and far deeper. We weren’t just men hiding behind computer screens and mouse pads. We were real life friends who shared secrets, hosted each other in our homes, supported, advised and even prayed for one another. Now we were at odds with each other via social media and it was about to get much worse. As the great recession lingered, Adam became unemployed for a long time and felt significant angst about his place in the world and ability to sustain himself. He increasingly blamed Pres. Obama for not fixing the economy fast enough. Meanwhile I was forced to completely abandon my media consulting small business in order to run back to a corporate 9-5 job when my client base dried up. But instead of blaming Pres. Obama I blamed his predecessor Pres. George W. Bush along with the Republican led filibustering within the US Senate which blocked crucial jobs bills which would have grown the economy faster. So our initial online clashes were over who really was to blame for our forced and dramatic career changes and life shifting situations. (more at the link)
Charming trailer for the probably white-washed history of Disney's adaptation of Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks IS Walt Disney. Emma Thompson IS PL Travers. Jason Schwartzman and BJ Novak ARE the Sherman Brothers. Ruth Wilson, Colin Farrell, and Rachel Griffiths play Travers' mother, father, and aunt, respectively, in flashbacks. And a fact that will definitely not be touched on, Travers was bisexual.
The Voice of the Night
... Even if you have no real talent .... Examples, please ..... GO !!!
I think this is fun. They are doing live QVC type thing and taking phone calls!!
I noticed a few recently. 1. Just before they go to Hollywood, Lucy is on the phone with her friend Marian Van Vlack discussing the trip. Couple of episodes later, when Mrs McGillicuddy arrives, Lucy asks her mother how Marian Van Vlack is doing, as if she hadn't had contact with her in ages. 2. In that same episode where Mrs McG arrives, she announces she wants to go Hollywood so she can take her book to Dore Schary, with the hope that he'll turn it into a screenplay. A few eps later, when they're all in Hollywood, Ricky makes a comment about Dore Shary, and Mrs McG shrieks over and over, "Who's Dore Schary? Who's Dore Schary?" 3. This one's a blooper: in an episode when they're getting ready to go to Europe, Fred brings his old vaudeville trunk to the Ricardos. The phone rings, and Ricky picks it up. I don't know if the sound people had the phone ring prematurely, but just after he picks up the phone, with phone to the ear, he turns to Fred and asks what that trunk is. Lucy has to quickly remind him that he's on the phone when she scoldingly says, "the phone, dear." Any others you can think of?
[italic]The Last American Virgin[/italic], starring whomever, about a teen guy who loves a girl and loses the girl to his horny straight friend and, of course, he gets used by both as he loses both girl and sense of whatever integrity he may have ever once had. It's passed off as a coming-of-age sex comedy with only white people.
Or is it an in-born ability? Is it truly like any other instrument where you start off sounding like complete shit and steadily get better by the power of practice?
He has the voice and the body language. I'm not trying to be mean-spirited at all, I actually feel really bad for the kid and am so happy he escaped that cult. I guess I'm mostly just interested because if he is gay, this would prove that the "gay accent" and gay mannerisms are not learned, as this kid was never exposed to them growing up FLDS. Thoughts?
what am I to do? "good fences make good neighbors" and I've been distant once I found out that he was attracted to me (and we made out in a bar in another city). UGH. I hate the closet bullshite!
In which we agree to stop posting XY pics then wondering why the thread was closed. Number 12 in a saga
Because thigns are getting juicy with Brandi Kyle Kim Joyce Carlton Yo and Lisa Vanderpump!
From her Twitter account: [quote]My first cat was a shelter cat . I named her Bootsie Gum Drops. 10 minutes ago [quote]My first cat was a shelter cat. I named her 'Bootsie Gum Drops'. 31 Mar [quote]My first pet was a shelter can named Bootsie Gumdrop and was gorgeous. 7 Jan [quote]My first pet was a shelter cat named Bootsie Gumdrop. 21 Dec [quote]My first cat was Bootsie Gumdrops. But now my husband is allergic to cats. 3 Dec
For that guy in that other thread. So, he's never been married, he's in his fifties, and his gorgeous. Has a kid with Nasty-ass Kinski. Spill the tea.
I had friends over for a small cocktail party and I served various noshy snacks, nothing big. Cheese and crackers, chips and dip, etc. It was more about the drinks and companionship.\ \ One of my friends stayed to help me clean up, and he seemed surprised when I told him to put the uneaten Triscuits in the freezer.\ \ I was always taught they stay fresher in the freezer because of the weaving pattern. Like Chex cereal does.\ \ He said I''m crazy, but I know he''s wrong.
He sexted with the wrong girl. Has taken it in stride on twitter: “I messed up…but I’d be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose. [...] whoops, guess I’m not 14 and fat anymore.” Why do all these kids shave their pubes?
Post pics of the male celebrities with the best feet.
The purpose of this thread is to make this one of the top Google hits for anyone searching for "Is Aaron Schock Gay" or "Aaron Schock Gay". The other purpose of this thread is to let anyone searching for information that Aaron Schock is gay know that he is INDEED gay, he has had more cocks pass through him than through the gloryhole onboard the USS Intrepid, and is a traitor to BOTH the gay community whose semen he can't get enough of AND to the Conservative Christian community that he claims to represent. Feel free to trash this shameless cockgobbler here.
The gossip continues.
What are some interesting/weird dreams you've had?
Was anyone here ever a fan? Some of their music was so good. They seem to me to belong to the '70s and don't have/ never had a sort of 'cool' credibility that has made them a celebrated entity after their time. Maybe if they'd had a sex symbol lead singer or something. Though when I went to youtube their hit songs have many millions of plays on them. .
I am interested in possibly getting a Costco membership card. First, I'd like to go inside and see what they actually have and check their prices before I commit to the membership. I haven't been in one in many years. I've heard they are pretty rigid about letting people in. Anyone know if they do this?
My mom has no income. She does not even receive social security, because she was a stay at home mom for years. My parents divorced briefly, but got back together for years, before separating again, therefore she isn't entitled to his benefits. She is broke, and can't find employment at her age. I know a guy who transports weed between states, and he makes 7k a trip. No one would suspect an elderly woman of transporting weed, so I don't think she would have a problem. Before you accuse me of being a shitty child, please note that I am broke. There isn't a lot I can do to help her financially. If she just made a few trips a year, she could support herself.
Kim Basinger gets face pulled so tight her vajayjay is now her bellybutton!
It's not as big as Aaron Hernandez's, but I'd still be on it in a NY minute.
Allow me to start by saying that I have always identified as gay, and not only am I extremely happy being so, but I am in fact proud of it. I have always found my homosexuality to be a beautiful gift, rather than the burden that so many people believe or feel it can be, and I have always fully enjoyed it. My family and friends have always accepted me as such, and I have never associated anything negative to homosexuality. As I have said before, I think it's beautiful and wonderful, and I love identifying as gay. However, over the past few months, I have started feeling more and more attracted towards women at a physical level. It isn't anything as intense or powerful as what I still feel for men, but it has become stronger over the last few months and, even though I strongly denied it, it has reached the point when it can neither be ignored. The issue is, I am NOT happy about it. I like being gay. I have always been so. Why is this happening to me? I don't want to be bisexual and I am unbelievably upset about these feelings, which I find repulsive at best. I have always been rather biphobic, I must admit, and I have broken relationships and friendships as soon as i found out that people might even have been bisexual - which stems from the fact that I had some utterly awful experiences with bisexual men during my youth, and I have seen several of my dearest friends go through some painful and demeaning experiences with bisexuals themselves. Thus, I find it horrifying that, at the age of 31, I would start developing these completely unwanted feelings. I simply don't want to be attracted to women and no, I don't want to identify as bisexual or have anything to do with anyone who is. Still, I cannot deny that these feelings exist. This is getting really uncomfortable and I have started to descend into self-hatred. I know that "conversion" therapies do not work, and I doubt that anything would be available to force oneself back into pure, exclusive homosexuality - however, I heartily wish there were, because I am finding it extremely difficult to deal with. I know that some of you might kindly tell me to go to therapy to learn to accept and deal with this, but the fact is that I don't want to deal with it. I want these feelings to disappear AT ONCE. I am not only uncomfortable with them, but terribly unhappy and angry. I don't want to feel attracted to women, and I don't want to feel the shame of being something I despise with all my heart. So please, could someone just be so kind to tell me that this is only transient and, hopefully, some sort of "anomaly" in my sexual development? I am being serious, and would be grateful if people did not take it as a joke; I am literally in tears as I write this, because I hate myself so much at the moment. Please, help me in some way. I am at a loss as to what i can do to make these repulsive feelings go away.
Fron influential Vatican committee.
That is all.
Sexy or No?
Where did it all go wrong? The woman could give Mariah a run for her money, and she keeps going bankrupt, not to mention that she hasn't had a hit in 11 years. What the hell is wrong with her? Now she's doing reality shows, and can barely get any real work. I know she had a scumbag of a husband that helped get her into financial trouble, but that was over and done with years ago, I believe. There must be someone out there that can help someone with that amount of talent. It's insane.
I own the female and my relatives have the male. They are siblings. Will there be rape rape?
Anyone else get "Bradley Cooper" vibes from him?
She bullies people to get their damn hamburgers.
Dave Thomas rolling in his grave
fillin' yer hole!
Says Farrah would have wanted Ryan and Redmond to have the painting.
I'm currently a Pescatarian but used to be a vegan. I was a really fat unhealthy one who loaded up on carbs. I'd like to become a Vegan again but don't want to get fat. Any dietary advice?
This is so weird. For the last few years, I keep having dreams about a guy I've known since elementary school. I can't figure out why. Yes, he was a beautiful guy (voted most handsome in high school), and we were sort of friends in high school and in college, but I never had a crush on him, really, and I haven't seen him in years. The last time I saw him was 5 years go at a HS reunion, and he'd gotten kind of bloated and sloppy. The guy I DID have a crush on back then was hotter than ever, but I digress... The dreams aren't always sexual--sometimes he's not even in them. I often have dreams I'm at a house that is his parents', and I'm staying there alone--it's a different house every time. In reality, I didn't know his parents very well at all. Last night I dreamt he and I were on a road trip and stopped at a country store. Turned out there was a bathhouse of sorts in the back, and he made me go in with him. We had sex while all these guys watched. It's just so weird--I rarely ever think of this guy, other than for a couple of days after I have one of these dreams; usually about every other month or so. Weird.
The false conviction is the best thing that ever happened to him, right? I mean, when he was arrested, he had a pregnant teen-aged girlfriend, a dreadful mullet, no hope of education or enlightenment. His only real hope of getting out of dodge was something infamous. Where would he be now if he hadn't been arrested? Toothless and shooting at stuff? Trailer park drama? I don't think Johnny Depp would be around and his tattoos would certainly not be as crisp.
I think for anyone growing up in the '70s, the pathetic image of Fonzie eating that can of beans in his garage for his christmas dinner is etched in our minds for eternity. That episode was so fucking popular, they replayed it every Christmas for several years. For me, other memorable episodes are the Golden Girls season 2 Christmas episode, the season 1 Brady Bunch episode where Carol loses her voice, the season 1 episode of MTM where Mary has to spend Christmas alone at the station, and, oddly, the Eight Is Enough episode where Gay Grandpa Walton steals the Bradford's presents.
Why am I not surprised?
by: Mrs Patrick Campbell (Hollywood veteran) "Miss Keanu, along with Tammy Cruise, are two of David Geffen's 'corn-hole' sucess stories, that is, Geffen corn-holed both of them and then made them stars!" I believe you Mrs. Patrick Campbell...about Keanu and Tammy and David. But from what Van Sant said, HE had a longterm secretive affair with Keanu so, do you think David was jealous?
Please give your reasons why they should or should not. I guess DL is the right place for this given that Outsports no longer has an active forum.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s top appointee to the Port Authority resigned Friday — the second casualty of a growing scandal over lane closures that caused massive delays at the George Washington Bridge. New Jersey Democrats have claimed that Christie loyalists at the Port Authority shut the lanes as payback after the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee — the town on the Jersey side of the bridge — refused to back the reelection of Christie, a Republican. At the time, the Christie camp was seeking the endorsements of local Democrats to increase the margin of his expected victory and burnish his credentials as a 2016 presidential candidate. The official who stepped down Friday, Bill Baroni, was the $289,000-a-year deputy executive director. He had testified at a legislative hearing in Trenton that the lanes were closed for a traffic study. But Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye, who is Gov. Cuomo’s top appointee to the bistate agency, testified he was unaware of any such study. Other witnesses said another Christie ally at the Port Authority, David Wildstein, directed the bridge’s supervisor to close the lanes — and not notify Foye, Fort Lee’s mayor or the cops. The shutdown, which began on Sept. 9 and lasted four days, closed two of the three local-access lanes from Fort Lee to the bridge’s upper level. The closure caused four-hour delays on the Jersey side of the GWB — one of the world’s most heavily traveled bridges — creating a potential nightmare for emergency vehicles. Fort Lee officials said they received no advance notice of the closures. Wildstein, the Port Authority’s director of interstate capital projects and one of Christie’s high school friends, sent a resignation letter last week. On Friday, Christie said he believes Baroni’s version of events and does not believe his staffers ordered the closures. He said that he did not learn about the closures until later. Christie also downplayed Baroni's exit, saying he “offered his resignation and I accepted it, but this wasn’t something I hadn’t planned already.” The tough-talking governor also accused Democrats of hyping the bridge dustup and “all the other politics swirling around it.”
CW has been running ads during Supernatural tonight. Another royalty show, this one about Mary, Queen of Scots as a teenager. What's the word?
I have to update my slam book.
Once you had carnal relations with a man of African-American descent, it's very unusual to go back.
or is this some urban legend? Someone mentioned this in another thread.
If so, how much?
**THIS NOT AN EBAY PROMOTION**
For holding hostage and sexually torturing one of the asshole's 9 year old son. Revolting.
IMHO there is nothing sexier than a big, tall East Indian guy. Where can I find one? Am I going to have to become a Hindu or Sikh and pick them up at the temple?
And they seemed perfectly happy and content living in a trailer. So would you date someone who lived that way? Vote below then discuss.
Good for her! Maybe the curse is broken.
Alice Blue Gown
H A P P Y. W/ @jasonrlandau," wrote Cheyenne Jackson with this cute photo on Instagram yesterday. It appears that the actor and singer has found love again with fellow Instagram enthusiast Jason Landau — a few months after it was announced that he and husband Monte Lapka were divorcing amicably after two years of marriage and 13 years together. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Jason is a L.A. actor best known for his recurring role on American Dreams and a guest spot on Will & Grace. photos of the new lovers at link
Or: The Underwood rampage continues unabated. Have at it, kids.
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!
Remember that? She seemed like a pretty good cook.
By van came also the headboard section of the Bed!
My Dutch friend is in consistent bad humor, mumbles his words, and is over 50 but wears speedos or neon banana hammocks to the beach. My French friend is on welfare but if you take him out to a restaurant, he will comment negatively on the food and send everything back at least once, and still complain. My Brit friends aren't even fit fat, and they take the ferry every weekend to Amsterdam (their version of Vegas) in order to drink, fight and f****. My German friends tell me how amazing it is in their country, that they get all this vacation time and still manage to produce the best cars in the world. Meanwhile, the Muslims they've ignored silently plot their host country's demise in the Dish Cities they've been assigned to.
I sometimes dream these really weird inexplicable dreams that when I wake up I have no remembrance of. What about you?
Ben Affleck knows the drill when it comes to the paparazzi, but he's sick and tired of his children being followed and photographed. In a new interview with Playboy, Affleck shares his thoughts on being in the spotlight and admits that although he's fine with photographers following him around, he's not okay with grown men chasing after his three kids -- Violet, 8, Seraphina, 4, and Samuel, 1 -- with Jennifer Garner. "You can say what you want about me. You can yell at me with a video camera and be TMZ. You can follow me around and take pictures all you want. I don't care. There are a couple of guys outside right now. Terrific. That's part of the deal. But it's wrong and disgusting to follow children around and take their picture and sell it for money," he tells Playboy. "It makes the kids less safe. They used to take pictures of our children coming out of preschool, and so this stalker who had threatened to kill me, my wife and our kids showed up at the school and got arrested. I mean, there are real practical dangers to this." "My kids aren't celebrities. They never made that bargain ... As their father it's my job to protect them from that stuff," Affleck explains to Playboy. "I try my very best, and sometimes I'm successful. The tragic thing is, people who see those pictures naturally think it’s sweet. They don't see the gigantic former gang member with a huge lens standing over a four-year-old and screaming to get the kid's attention." "The kids are always looking down because they're freaked out and scared of these people," he adds. "And so they yell. Which is fine if you're Lindsay Lohan coming out of a club, or me or any adult," remarks Affleck. "With kids it's tasteless at best."
How accurate was St. Olaf?
Are they stressed and depressed and overwhelmed caring for their creatures? Do you think they secretly regret having their kids?
I was going to buy it for the photos, but they made him look all gross and sinewy. I can't fap to this.
I think someone is going to hire a detective to check me out. What all will he be able to find out about me? How much do they typically cost?
How about yous?
I always have, since I was a kid. Loved when the daytime talk shows like "Donahue" and "Geraldo" would have them on. Loved when the "exercise" magazines featured male dance troupes. I almost like men wearing almost nothing than nothing at all. I love finding converted to DVD old stripper videos. Yeah, the mes are greasy and long-haired (80s) and often straight (though I don't always believe that every troupe is sooo straight and there are no gay men. Come on.) Weirdly, nowadays it seems like more and more male dancers have their dancers just in small posing straps with a full back. Makes no difference as it's still hot but anybody know why this is?
Use this one.
How about you?
hot coffee with brown sugar and irish whiskey and cream on the top! enjoy my favourite actor, with love, one your fan dragana gabi nikolic
At Julie's prime as a vocalist, does Beyonce have the singing chops to go toe-to-toe with Julie in a singing competition? Would Beyonce be a threat to Julie's vocal talents?
Do you believe that he planted the bloody glove in the O.J. Simpson trail?
I was really moved by Catching Fire. I think it teaches a very valuable lesson which is only the strong lives and the weak must perish. And I fell in love with Finnick Odair. I can't wait 'til it comes out on DVD so I can watch the games over and over again.
What kind of society do we live in? Someone asked me if I ever knew anyone who'd been murdered? I said of course not. I was raised in nice suburb, I work in a profession where i am not exposed to crime like a police officer etc. then I remembered the guy in my neighborhood whenI was growing up who got killed in a robbery of the store he owned. That's one. Then I remembered a guy a few years ahead of me in school who got stabbed in a bar fight some years after graduation, that's two! I stopped counting when the total reached six, I was afraid there'd be more. What kind of society have we become if a guy like me actually knows six people who've been murdered!? Not people I knew well, but people who were more than mere acquaintances.
I am absolutely questioning everything because of this man and his apparent openness. There does seem to be some tension between the Pope that he seems to want to be versus the archbishop that he was in Buenos Aires but I think that's not outside the realm of normalcy. Presidents do the same thing once they become everyone's President, versus some of the people's governor, for example. I don't know, I iust find myself sort of loving this man for the example he is setting. I'm not even Catholic. I'm not even religious. What is this all about? Am I alone?
I have redacted the names. And yes, she is a Millenial. "Today starts my birthday month and as many of you know, it is challenging for me to receive from people. "My facebook friend (I met him in San Francisco during ..., ****** does what's called Pamper ******* Month as a practice of receiving so that he in return can give as much as he does... "With the inspiration I have received from ****** work, and as a way to help me to disintegrate my challenges with isolation, I am going to open up this month as a Pamper ******* Month. This gives me the opportunity to accept love and kindness, and allows all of you to practice showing love to someone you care about. What I want for my birthday is to feel an open and loving connection with each of you by receiving gestures of love and pampering. Ways in which you could share your love with me are: If you are in a city I will be traveling to: picnic/lunch/dinner date, massages, hugs, go to the movies, take me shopping, provide transportation of any sort, provide a place to stay while I'm in your town, throw me a party with your friends, throw a Mary Kay party at your house and with your friends (This would be entertaining to you too), money, anything on the out of town list below. If you are not in a city I will be traveling to: gift certificates of any kind (Lowe's, national grocery stores, online shopping, Groupon, etc); airline miles; hotel points; money; transport me to your city (then any above are available. This would be unique because some listed above might have to be included in order for this to be possible) and return me to where I need to be; a car; kind words; encouraging letters; any business assistance/advice; advice of any kind; anything else you can think of that is from the heart; and allows me to feel the love you have for me. I look forward to all the great loving pampering this month and to practice receiving so that I may give more. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know. As ******* says. "After all, the more pampering crammed into my life, the more pampering I can share onward! It all just works out so well." Send me a message if you'd like to participate. If you want to send money or gift cards, you can send it to: Paypal/gift cards: **************** If you want to actually send me something, contact me and we'll figure out what city is the best for you to send it to and I'll get an address for you. I love you all and look forward to receiving gestures of your love this month. ♥
I constantly analyze people's thoughts and feelings. I am greatly affected by other people's moods and when I used to post on a registered forum, I always observe whose threads garnered the most responses and I'd get really jealous when I see other threads getting more responses. And whenever I see another member bumping a thread above mine. I'd think that they disliked me.
[bold]Was He Doing Some Underage Drinking??[/bold] The drinking age in London is not quite the same in America, and Tom Daley found that out the hard way. At least we think he did! The 19-year-old Olympian is currently training at the University of Houston, and it seems like he wanted to let out some steam by going clubbing! Naturally, he decided to hit up Houston's gayborhood Montrose and headed to the local 18+ gay clubs, South Beach and Blur Bar. But, our sources say that little Tommy was KICKED OUT of Blur Bar, which is odd considering they were 18 and over clubs. It makes us wonder if he was kicked out for underage drinking! Unfortunately, his boyfy Dustin Lance Black wasn’t there with him to help diffuse the situation, but we still got our ‘Daley’ dose of hawtness from this pic he took with fans (above), so who are we to complain! Whether or not he was really booted for drinking, we think this kid is doing just swimmingly with all he's had to deal with in the past couple of weeks!
Because the original was so popular. Original thread at link.
Eminem is on the cover of the latest Billboard Magazine where they crown him the "Rap God" and he talks about life after his drug recovery, his comeback album “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″, and his future in music? What do you think DL about Billboard calling Eminem a "Rap God"?
(Reuters) - A teenager has been arrested on charges of raping an 85-year-old nun in the snow-covered parking lot of a church in the small, industrial town of Aliquippa, northwest of Pittsburgh, police said on Sunday. Andrew Bullock, 18, is accused of confronting the nun late Friday morning as she was throwing books into a recycling bin, first exposing himself to her, then knocking her to the ground and sexually assaulting her. The attack took place beneath a statue of the Virgin Mary at the convent at St. Titus Catholic Church, said Don Couch, the western Pennsylvania town's assistant police chief. Bullock, who Couch described as a "loner," was arrested later the same day and was being held in the Beaver County jail awaiting a court hearing. Couch said he did not know if the defendant was represented by an attorney. Barbara Hecht, a spokeswoman for the Sisters of St. Joseph, the order to which the nun belonged, said the woman had suffered a dislocated jaw and was released from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh on Saturday. "Sister is a passionate advocate of nonviolence, peace and justice, and each month she conducts a prayer vigil for peace in the chapel of our Motherhouse," said a statement from Sister Mary Pellegrino of the order. "The Sisters of St. Joseph are deeply saddened and heart-broken by the assault of one of our sisters," the statement said.
The other thread is full, and we need to provide emotional support to Brandon, Cameron and Abe the only studs left whose taints are untouched by dick or dildo (at least on film). Stay strong and whatever you do don't sign up with Men.com!
"She must not know who the HELL I am!" Starts November 3rd
I got my BMW 328i sedan yesterday. Thought you'd like to know...TTFN.
That guy is sick
I saw him at the gym (Equinox in Soho/NYC, does anyone know if he lives around there?). The guy is a bonafide stud. He's a fucking bro. He's gotta be one of the hottest celebrities and definitely the hottest gay one. Over Ricky Martin, and got more meat and manliness than Matt Bomer. Would anyone care to argue?
Who went from upper or middle class to working class, for example, or who became homeless?
For the feet lovers like myself, damn Justin Bieber has some sexy ass toes. What do you think? Would you lick them given the chance?
This may be a rhetorical question, but are they more likely to be closeted? I find some out Catholics who still attend Mass, but few and far between
My Left Footloose: In a town where the handicapped were forbidden to dance, one man was different.... The Turning Point Break: An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be ballerinas. The League of Extraordinary Yentlmen: A group of Jewish drag queens band together to save the world. The Blind Sideways: The story a homeless and traumatized boy who became a wino with the help of two middle aged men who are suffering from mid-life crises. The Ides of March of the Penguins: An in depth look at the dirty politics within the Emperor penguin community.
Please tell us of your latest problems. Your financial woes, your family troubles. Anything that is getting you down. I can't guarantee what the other bitches will say BUT I will officially condole you on your troubles in the official DL/AB Fab manner!!!
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is — and isn’t — sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics. Billie Jean King will be one of two openly gay athletes in the U.S. delegation for the opening and closing ceremonies, Obama announced Tuesday. For the first time since 2000, however, the U.S. will not send a president, former president, first lady or vice president to the Games. Russia has come under fierce criticism for passing national laws banning “gay propaganda.” Though the White House did not specifically address the Russian laws in making its announcement, spokesman Shin Inouye said the delegation “represents the diversity that is the United States” and that Obama “knows they will showcase to the world the best of America — diversity, determination and teamwork.” The White House said Obama’s schedule will not permit him to attend the Games. "It’s a positive sign to see openly gay representatives in the delegation," said Michael Cole-Schwartz, spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, which recently sent a letter urging Obama to include gays and lesbians in the delegation. "Hopefully it sends a message to the Russian people and the rest of the world that the United States values the civil and human rights of LGBT people." King said she was “deeply honored” to be named to the delegation. "I am equally proud to stand with the members of the LGBT community in support of all athletes who will be competing in Sochi and I hope these Olympic Games will indeed be a watershed moment for the universal acceptance of all people," said King, who will attend the opening ceremony. Hockey player Caitlin Cahow is the other openly gay representative to the delegation. She’ll attend the closing ceremony. The U.S. Olympic Committee made no comment about the sexual orientation of the delegation. In a nod to its disapproval of the law, however, the USOC recently revised its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation. France and Germany are among the other countries who will not send their presidents to Sochi for the Games. Earlier this year, Obama rejected the idea of a U.S. boycott of the Olympics despite a number of differences with Russia, including the anti-gay law. This move, however, sends a strong signal: In 2010, vice president Joe Biden led the delegation, and in 2012, first lady Michelle Obama held the honor. This year’s group is led by former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Others in the delegation include U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, figure skater Brian Boitano and presidential adviser Rob Nabors. King, the iconic tennis player, might be the most recognizable face in the group. She’s a 39-time Grand Slam title winner (singles, doubles and mixed), a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and one of the most prominent advocates of equality for women in sports and society over the past several decades. She’ll attend the Olympics in a country that is creating tension for several key players because of the laws, including the International Olympic Committee, which awarded the Games to Russia. Earlier this month, IOC president Thomas Bach said Russia would set up public protest zones in Sochi for “people who want to express their opinion or want to demonstrate for or against something.” Meanwhile, the IOC approved a letter going out to athletes reminding them to refrain from protests or political gestures during the Sochi Games — reiterating Rule 50 of the Olympic charter, which forbids demonstrations on Olympic grounds. Bach had previously said he’d received assurances from Russian president Vladimir Putin that gays will not be discriminated against in Sochi. But the Russian law has raised questions about what could happen to athletes who wear pins or badges or carry flags supporting gay rights. Earlier this fall, skier Bode Miller was one of the few American athletes to speak out against the Russian law, calling it “absolutely embarrassing.”
Let's settle it once and for all. There are many references to it on DL yet some think it's great and others awful. What, precisely, makes it special? What does "it" have that other men's butts do not have? On the other hand, what makes it mediocre or bad?
Let's post pictures of amazing balls... goose-eggs, low-hangers, or just plain amazing sacks. Whatever, as long as the focus is on the balls!
Fugly and pretentious, how does he get so many famous women to date him? Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry. I don't get it.
During my lunch break I went to drop off some lunch to a friend who works in a hospital. I was forced to stand outside a public hospital while a security guy took my driver's license inside and copied all my info. He took his sweet time about it, too. It took about 6 minutes just to walk in the front door. This after having my bag checked the night before as I left Best Buy. I am a a clean cut professional and was wearing a suit both times. Am I wrong to think this crap is intrusive and unnecessary? Everyone is so freaking paranoid now and we're all being treated like criminals.
My roommate just came home from a party for a group of engineers and most of them don't hang out with her for that much and they still buy her gifts (granted she bought them gifts too), but still would you buy gifts for someone you never hang out with? It just puzzles me.
Maybe the third time is a charm...
Let's try not to get this thread closed down too...
Since the other threads are closed, here's a new one!
'The Birds' legend Tippi Hedren, 83, won a years long court battle Monday to receive the $1.5M in wages she lost after a gallon of water fell on her head while filming at a San Diego sound stage. Hedren was rehearsing for the now defunct MyNetworkTV soap opera Fashion House when built-up water from an air conditioner fell on her head, she says causing her terrible headaches that prevented her from taking jobs. Now, after first losing the suit on a technicality then suing her attorney for malpractice, Hedren has officially won her money.
I love that look! Both to observe and to participate in....in fact whenever I am naked without socks, I feel a little naked.
And he shows VPL while being taken to the police car. Not bad.
...these are some of the oldest living actors. At the moment. So if you're looking to round out your death pool, or would like a few moments of "Oh...I didn't know s/he was still alive!" here you go.
For the good of The Company.
WOOSTER, Ohio — A man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor and hiding her body in a trash bin had been building a snowman with her just hours before she was reported missing, investigators said Monday. Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with the girl at the trailer park where they lived, a sheriff's investigator said. He later joined neighbors and relatives in a search for her, a neighbor said. Metsker was arrested Sunday, about 12 hours after deputies found second-grader Reann Murphy's body. A judge ordered him held in jail on a $1 million bond. Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office described Metsker as a family friend and neighbor. Capt. Douglas Hunter said Metsker has a "diminished mental capacity," but he wouldn't release information about a specific diagnosis. People who live in the trailer park said Metsker would play outside with the neighborhood children and built a playhouse out of blankets alongside his home, where he'd spend time with youngsters less than half his age. Reann and her mother had just moved into the trailer park a few months ago around the beginning of the school year, relatives said. They lived in an apartment above a maintenance garage at the park outside Smithville, 30 miles southwest of Akron. The girl's mother was at work Saturday afternoon while she was at home with her mother's live-in boyfriend, Hunter said. She went outside to play in the snow and was with several other children in the trailer park's courtyard, but the others went home, leaving Metsker alone with her, he said. Reann was reported missing Saturday evening, about two hours after she was last seen with Metsker, Hunter said. Police officers, firefighters and neighbors went door to door looking for her. Her body was found buried under trash five hours after she was reported missing. Metsker took part in the search, neighbor Judy Jarvis said. Authorities spoke with Metsker soon after at the trailer home he shared with his mother, but he wasn't arrested until Sunday afternoon, Hunter said. Metsker's mother and sister refused to comment publicly on Monday and referred questions to a county public defender appointed to represent Metsker, who's unemployed. Attorney John Johnson Jr. said he couldn't discuss the case. Metsker appeared for his arraignment Monday before a Wayne County municipal court judge via video from jail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 23. County prosecutor Daniel Lutz said the case could go to a grand jury on Friday if the evidence is processed in time. Authorities haven't offered a possible motive for the girl's killing. Lutz said a coroner will determine the cause of her death but she wasn't shot or stabbed. "The charges that we ultimately bring will clarify what we think the motive was," Lutz said. Relatives said Reann lived with her mother but also spent time with her father and his family. They said she loved to play outside and described her as a tomboy. "She was a little firecracker, always ready to wrestle and play," her cousin Paula Watts said. "She wasn't into girlie stuff. Last Christmas, she said she wanted some girlie stuff. I don't know if she ever wore the makeup we got her." Reann's father, Richard Murphy, broke down crying at a vigil Sunday night, WEWS-TV said. "She's the best thing that ever happened to me ... this is the hardest thing I've ever been through in my life," Murphy said. "She saved my life. I wish I could trade her places."
Actor and beefcake Kellan Lutz, goes shirtless in a brand new trailer for his upcoming movie The Legend of Hercules. Check out the trailer and gifs:
Would Audra have upstaged her?
Not that knowing any of this will do us a damn bit of good. . . . Interesting read nevertheless.
Get it, girl!
The post-Underwood death surge continues!
Many years ago, I read a science fiction story about an alien representative that was missing one of the senses humans have -- sight, I think it was. However, this alien confided to someone at a party that his alien race had a sense that humans knew nothing about. He even said that he could do something to a human that would enable the human to experience this extra sense for a specified period of time -- 10 minutes? I'm not sure. And then that sense would be lost to the human forever. Does this story ring a bell for anyone? I, of course, can't remember an author or title, but I'd love to find it again.
I really hope this doesn't cost Richard the new Batman.
The first African American to win an Academy Award The official photo shows Hattie McDaniel and her escort seated alone at a small round table in a sea of long banquet tables end to end. “They were in a corner,” Professor W. Burlette Carter adds. “If they turned left, they faced the back of a white person sitting at the end of one of the long banquet rows. If they turned right, they faced the stairs. They were the only two blacks in the room, including the servants and the band, and the rest of the Gone with the Wind cast and crew were seated several yards away toward the front center of the room.”
The purple and green "Barney" ensemble, or the navy thingie?
Another thread said it was common knowledge in Hollywood.
By request from someone in the Katy Perry thread. Because he's more talented than any other actor working today and has an enormous cock. Link is to the old thread.
Lifetime is going to make a TV movie of Brian Stelter's morning news exposé Top of the Morning, TV Newser reports. The book describes the ratings (and also the spiritual) battle between Good Morning America and Today, and paints a pretty unflattering portrait of the latter's "Operation Bambi," the strategy to get Ann Curry fired. The book itself is sort of a weird read, but the story is dazzlingly vicious and borderline operatic. Begin brainstorming fictional Matt Lauers and Al Rokers now.
so I fit in better with people. Isn't everyone doing it? good idea?
Saddled with the proverbial "thigh slapper", are some guys reluctant to disrobe for fear of unwanted attention/ridicule?
May the games begin again.
Who had the better accent as both movies were released in the same year. And both performers had to work with dialect coaches to master that Cockney Accent. So who pulled it off better? Only choose between these two.
A police officer appeared to body slam an elderly woman face-first onto pavement after pulling her over for drunk driving. Kathleen Mary Allegrone, 70, did in fact scream and try to resist the officer as he escorted her from her car to his police cruiser. But what happened next — and is preserved on video — shocked everyone. The Glynn County, Ga., police officer lifted the woman into the air and threw her onto the street. The woman's face made a loud whack as it smashed against the concrete, according to the witness who recorded the incident with his cell phone. "The lady was being handcuffed and did not have her arms to break her fall," the witness said. Allegrone’s mug shot, released by the Glynn County Sheriff's Office Dec. 13, shows the woman's nose badly bruised with large swaths of blood hardened beneath her nostrils. "I was stunned really. I think everyone was," said the cameraman’s friend Brett, who wished to have his last name withheld, according to First Coast News. He witnessed the incident as well. The officer in question, Kevin Jones, was taken off patrol while police investigated the incident. But he was returned to full duties Saturday, according to The Florida Times-Union. After the police officer threw the woman on the ground, another cop walked over to the young man with his cell phone and asked him to stop shooting the scene. "It's not against the law, though," the witness said. "I know it's not against the law. I'm just asking you not to do it," the officer replied. "I cannot stop you but all I can say is that if it was your friend over there or if it was yourself would you want this happening?" The young man tried to reply but was cut off. "Yes or no, sir! Yes or no, sir!" Allegrone faces charges for driving under the influence and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers. She was released on bail.
Starting here, starting now.
Faceless, anonymous drunken SantaCon participant gets a hand-job on the street from equally drunk woman. Video of the act is taken and posted on the web. Lawyer of faceless anonymous man sends out a cease and desist letter demanding the video be taken down. A little sleuthing reveals that not only is letter not from a real lawyer, but it very well may be from the man getting the handy, thus revealing his previously unknown identity. Hilarity ensues.
The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2.5 times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study. By measuring seismic waves from earthquakes, scientists were able to map the magma chamber underneath the Yellowstone caldera as 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) long, lead author Jamie Farrell of the University of Utah said Monday. The chamber is 18 miles (29 kilometers) wide and runs at depths from 3 to 9 miles (5 to 14 1/2 kilometers) below the earth, he added. That means there is enough volcanic material below the surface to match the largest of the supervolcano's three eruptions over the last 2.1 million years, Farrell said. The largest blast—the volcano's first—was 2,000 times the size of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. A similar one would spew large amounts of volcanic material in the atmosphere, where it would circle the earth, he said. "It would be a global event," Farrell said. "There would be a lot of destruction and a lot of impacts around the globe." The last Yellowstone eruption happened 640,000 years ago, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. For years, observers tracking earthquake swarms under Yellowstone have warned the caldera is overdue to erupt. Farrell dismissed that notion, saying there isn't enough data to estimate the timing of the next eruption. "We do believe there will be another eruption, we just don't know when," he said. There are enough instruments monitoring the seismic activity of Yellowstone that scientists would likely know well ahead of time if there was unusual activity happening and magma was moving to the surface, Farrell said. The USGS' Yellowstone Volcano Observatory listed the park's volcano alert level as "normal" for December. Yellowstone attracts millions of visitors with its geothermal features of geysers, hot springs and bubbling mud pots. The park just opened its gates on Sunday for its winter season. Park officials did not immediately return a call for comment. A large earthquake at Yellowstone is much more likely than a volcano eruption, Farrell said. The 7.5-magnitude Hebgen Lake earthquake killed 28 people there in 1959. Farrell presented his findings last week to the American Geophysical Union. He said he is submitting it to a scholarly journal for peer review and publication.
The award for Fucking Idiot Of the Year 2013 has just been won... A Miley Cyrus fan has taken his obsession with the fan a little further than most by getting his body covered in tattoos of the pop singer. After collecting photographs and watching interviews with her since 2009, Carl McCoid, 40, has had 22 portraits, lyrics and quotes from the star inked onto his arms, torso, hands, and leg. Mr McCoid insists his obsession with the popstar did not contribute to the break up of his marriage in 2011 but told the Sun his wife thought his interest in the Hannah Montana star was 'a bit weird'.
This is a thread devoted to tech questions regarding anything and everything tech. Ask and answer away, bitches.
This might be fun. I have this 1770's chair I inherited. I think's really beautiful and am wondering about its value. I know there are many experts on DL so what do you think? What is the value of my chair? Can you tell me more about it?
I'm 50 years old, and pretty alarmed at how many young guys I know who have sero-converted. Condom use has not caught on with the guys who weren't around to experience the big 1983-1996 AIDS die off. I'm figuring that the population who may benefit from a drug like this may often be in less than perfect health to start with, and if one can't use a damned condom, how likely is one to faithfully stay on a drug regimen? What might be the long-term effects? I was initially horrified to think anyone would take a potent HIV drug while perfectly healthy, and risk the side effects (and feeding into Big Pharma's profit scheme), just so they can continue barebacking.....but what if that's just my prejudice? What if ultimately it saves lives?
Lot's going on. German players talking about coming out/not coming out. Real Madrid in free-fall. Sevilla maybe reborn. Cristiano asks to leave. Villa a scoring machine again. Iniesta voted best player in Europe. Llorente still hot as fuck. Pep settled into fancy digs in New York. Fasten your seat belts!
As a gay man, would you be able to stand sharing a place with a hot straight guy? Would you be able to put aside your attraction to him, or would it drive you crazy? For example, would you be able to withstand the site of seeing him in his underwear, smelling his manly scent wafting through the air, seeing him get out of the shower naked etc. ? Or would it be such a constant sexual distraction that it would disrupt you from being able to concentrate on your job, own life etc.?
Google mermaids: a body found. I found it very intriguing but they had actually found the body of a mermaid. It'd definitely be interesting if they can live amongst us for real. Do you think there are actually mermaids or was the documentary fake. What are your opinions?
I wanna know
Wasn't she supposed to be big? What happened?
I would've honestly expected the opposite. "Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters look like Republicans in many ways, but they hold more conservative views on a range of issues and tend to be older than Republicans generally. They are also more likely than Republicans as a whole to describe themselves as “very conservative” and President Obama as “very liberal.” And while most Republicans say they are “dissatisfied” with Washington, Tea Party supporters are more likely to classify themselves as “angry.” Speculation and anecdotal evidence have often taken the place of concrete data about who supports the Tea Party movement, and the poll offers some surprising findings. In some ways, Tea Party supporters look like the general public. For instance, despite their allusions to Revolutionary War-era tax protesters, most describe the amount they paid in taxes this year as “fair.” Most send their children to public schools, do not think Sarah Palin is qualified to be president, and, despite their push for smaller government, think that Social Security and Medicare are worth the cost. They are actually more likely than the general public to have returned their census forms, despite some conservative leaders urging a boycott. Their fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich. The overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by, and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves. More than half say the policies of the administration favor the poor, and 25 percent, compared with 11 percent of the general public, think that the administration favors blacks over whites. They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people. Asked what they are angry about, Tea Party supporters offered three main concerns: the recent health care overhaul, government spending, and a feeling that their opinions are not represented in Washington. “The only way they will stop the spending is to have a revolt on their hands,” Elwin Thrasher, a 66-year-old semi-retired lawyer in Florida, said in an interview following the poll. “I’m sick and tired of them wasting money and doing what our founders never intended to be done with the federal government.” They are far more pessimistic than Americans in general about the economy improving. More than 90 percent of Tea Party supporters think the country is headed in the wrong direction, compared with about 60 percent of the general public. About 6 in 10 say America’s best days are behind us when it comes to the availability of good jobs for American workers. Nearly 9 in 10 disapprove of the job Mr. Obama is doing overall, and about the same percentage fault his handling on the specifics, too: health care, the economy, and the federal budget deficit. More than 8 in 10 hold an unfavorable view of him personally, and 92 percent believe he is moving the country toward socialism – an opinion shared by about half the general public. Tea Party supporters are also more likely than most Americans to believe, mistakenly, that the president has increased taxes for most Americans."
She is so smug and likes to insert herself into the stories she''s discussing on GMA. She also needs to come out of the closet. Anyone agree?
Oh good lord:
If ever there was anyone MADE for reality TV, it''s Brenda Dickson. Why hasn''t this happened?
This thread is dedicated to my future gay husbands, Nathan Owens and Charles Michael Davis!
I know you''ll get a lot of flack here, but it''s anonymous, so please share. even if you eat over 70% raw, please share.\ \ I have been eating and drinking nothing but fresh juice, water, fruits, raw nuts and vegetables for 2 weeks and I feel fantastic. \ \ I make a blended salad dressing from 2 tomatoes, 1 orange, a clove of garlic, some lemon, a bit of fresh ginger and a handful of parsley. So good!
Redheads are so sexy.
Girl needs to put that shit in a girdle. What's with the blonde hair too?
Let's continue all things Andy Cohen here.....
It's an awful movie but the former gay club go-go boy and 'Conrad Birdie' from Broadway's BYE BYE BIRDIE, shows some major floppy cock. That member strains to get out of a day-glo blue speedo. No wonder he is now the model for Versace underwear for men. It was the only good thing in that movie.
When did the republican party go insane? When exactly did they go from being a conservative party, to a batshit crazy joke? Was it in the 90's? The early 2000's?
He's gone from this...
I do it when I'm REALLY excited, but not usually. Is it to clear the tubes before ejaculation? If that's the case, how come we're not always dripping? There is nothing hotter than a guy who starts pre-cumming buckets. It's sort of like women who get wet. It's almost as good as the orgasm itself. At least for me, as I said it only happens when I'm really turned on. Do any of you guys NOT pre-cum?
This thread is for the gorgeous men of the near or distant past who maybe didn't get all the recognition their hotness deserved. I'll start it off with film/soap actor J. Eddie Peck. Tall, dark, handsome and with a butt you could bounce a quarter off of, he definitely should've been a bigger deal than he was.
The breakout star of The Braxton Family has a hilarious knack for making up songs on the spot. This one (with Toni on keys) is about their sister Trina's cheating husband Gabe, and how he must have a "Ding-a-ling of Gold" for Trina to go back to him.
There were rumors about Eminem which seem sort of gross since she was playing his mother but other than that, anything?
We all know Beyonce snatched wigs, weaves and lacefronts this past weekend with her self titled album "Beyonce" so which song and music video are you favs? When I listen to "Pretty Hurts" I think of Kenya Moore and I love XO and I like the video for "Yonce" but not really digging the song. Overall the album and delivery is EXCELLENT! Below is the link for the video songs and music videos for those who haven't listened or seen them yet.
People are talking Emmy for Britton. Wonder if it will really be that good?
Think his agent is just mindfucking him with all these offers?
Sid Caesar Nanette Fabray Ann Blyth Others?
THU, 12 DECEMBER 2013 Tom Daley gives his boyfriend Dustin Lance Black a sip of his smoothie as they exit the University of Houston diving center on Wednesday (December 11) in Houston, Texas in these exclusive new JustJared.com photos! The 19-year-old British Olympic diver is currently down in the Lone Star state training for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Dustin, a 39-year-old Oscar-winning screenwriter, showed his support for his man by wearing a Team Great Britain jacket! Last week, Tom came out and revealed that he is dating a guy and “couldn’t be happier.” While he didn’t reveal Dustin as his new beau by name, Tom appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show over the weekend and chatted about his new boyfriend. “[Dustin] makes me feel safe and happy, right now I couldn’t be happier,” Tom said. “I’d never felt the feeling of love, it happened so quickly. I was completely overwhelmed by it to the point I can’t get him out of my head all the time. I’ve never had it before where I love someone and they love me just as much.” Certainly looks like love is in the air for Dustin and Tom. Cute couple alert! 10+ exclusive pictures inside of Tom Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black pictured together for the first time…
"At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections," Target spokeswoman Erica Julkowski told Billboard. She continues, saying that while they "appreciated partnering with Beyoncé in the past" on her last album, 4 (which received an exclusive Target release with six additional tracks), they will "not be carrying Beyoncé's new self-titled album Beyoncé."
Former "Pippi Longstocking" star Tami Erin was arrested Saturday (Dec. 14) for DUI and felony hit-and-run. Erin was arrested in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon after hitting three cars on three separate occasions and fleeing the scene. When cops found her, they conducted a field sobriety test and said she was "totally out of control ... just out of it."
This was when he was a punter in Texas.
What should we all do??
Ain't funny at all...
Did any of you know Cary Leeds? He had the biggest cock in New York, lived in a penthouse on the West side, then moved to Florida, Delray then Miami. Did porn. Into orgies, black men. Any of you knew him, any stories?
Do these pigs understand we are grown women? Seroiously, what is their damage? They get some sick pleasure out of saying, "she'll always be my little girl" because they have no identity outside being a controlling parent.
There has been some thawing in recent years and I think she made a Christmas appearance either last year or prior. She drove in and left the same day, probably just for the main luncheon. I just wonder if it would take attention from this year's Middleton appearance. I'm sure Andrew and the two Yorkies would want Sarah there, and The Queen is said to be fond of her even if The Duke of Edinburgh is not.
What level are you on? Let's visit each other's towns and whack each other's snakes.
Has anyone else stopped posting due to this bullshit? Do you still read the articles or have you stopped doing that as well?
Any of you San Fran folks run into her before? These people seem to be stuck in a time warp.
Ok - how stupid are these preacher people to go on a reality show and talk about their money - all donated from their congregation. It's so easy to see this is going to BLOW UP IN THEIR FACE. This "bling" ministry is offensive and such a joke.
Anyone see the premiere? I thought it was nicely produced but don't see how they can make an entire series out of it.
Here's a portion of my list: For my mother: Neely O'Hara's classic fragrance, "Self-Destructive". For my brother: the "Just Guy Stuff. No homo." sweatshirt with matching sweat pants. For my aunt: the Bonnie Franklin Memorial pop-up book. Everytime you open a page, you hear, "Dammit Julie". I'm still going through the catalog to figure out the rest. What will you be buying?
Let us continue our important discussion of Jussy's bitchy attitude, caused by his hairy, needy snatch!
Sorry I always wanted to start a thread with breaking news. James just needs to shut up and show us his penis...
Warner Bros announces Gilligan's Island movie.
Michael Muhney has written on Twitter "I'm so sorry," he wrote. "It breaks my heart to say this, but I was just let go from Y&R. My last day on set is this Thursday. My last air date will be Jan 30th. I'm going to take some private time with my wife & kids, as I am most concerned for their well-being…I have 3 final episodes to film, and because they are my last, I will be giving it everything I have. More details will follow... #xoxoxo"
broke the magical 600 post barrier by one post before it was closed. How did that happen? Should we all be praying to the Pittsburgh Hard Head?
Bring my daughter the shot!!!
Pastor Kevin Swanson: All Gays Must Be Imprisoned Because Christian Freedom "What I think the homosexuals are doing is pressing into every nook and cranny of civil society. [We must] impose God’s laws upon our systems, especially our political systems. God’s laws require that we prosecute homosexuals who are caught in the act of homosexuality or the act of sodomy on the basis of two or three witnesses. If Christians would do that, if Christian pastors would do that then we would be able to hopefully press back the line upon those who are impressing their rights upon Christians who really need that religious freedom." - Pastor Kevin Swanson, calling for the United States to recriminalize homosexuality. PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Kevin Swanson says gays caused the Colorado floods. Kevin Swanson says Christians should tell gay couples that they hope they die on their wedding day. Kevin Swanson blames homosexuality on Shakespeare. Labels: assholery, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Christian Love, crackpots, crazy people, Kevin Swanson, religion
I'm surprised you bitches didn't post this earlier. Kelly LeBrock -- the gorgeous star of "Weird Science" -- was busted for DUI. The arrest flew under the radar for more than 2 weeks, but we've learned the arrest occurred November 30 near Santa Barbara. Law enforcement sources tell us a CHP officer spotted LeBrock -- who was married to Steven Seagal -- driving erratically, weaving across the double yellow line, failing to stop at a stop sign, and driving over the 55 MPH speed limit. The officer said there were signs of alcohol impairment, and gave her a field sobriety test ... and LeBrock didn't do so well. She was arrested and booked. Prosecutors have the case. No charges have been filed ... yet. We called LeBrock's rep. So far ... no word back.
Is anyone else as bummed out as I am by the choice of Alyssa Milano as the host of the All Star Show? She's always struck me as the epitome of C list Hollywood, a tv star without charm or talent, just a kind of throwaway name. Couldn't they have gotten someone else? The list of All-Stars is actually kind of interesting though -- they actually have some winners this time, not just the runner-ups.
I order hot spicy food often, the guys are always making jokes about feeling it as it exits.\ \ It has never happened to me. I love the habanero but I only feel the heat as it enters my body. \ \ Is this just the stuff of jokes or do any of you feel the heat a second time?
This thread replaces the earlier one where the links did not work for some people. I have switched the photos to a different hosting site. Oh, and to answer another question, the reason I started a separate thread is because these are all Israeli men - so I thought they could have their own special thread separate from the other men & soldiers etc. #1 - Naked Israeli ass in front of a gorgeous lake
Anyone notice this trend? I'm going to start off saying a random of kindness is a good thing, BUT... I keep seeing people on FB updating their status with how the guy in front of them at the drive thru paid for their coffee, so they paid for the guy behind them, etc. Really? Rich people in their big-ass SUVs buying over-priced coffee for each other constitutes a 'random act of kindness'? How about pay for some homeless person's meal? Maybe a 'random act' means something entirely different to me, but high-fiving yourself for buying someone coffee?
"Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors :-) I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman." Painting at link below
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They ought to do a reunion show the cast from that show and a few of the old bachelors like Evan Marriott.
Why is it pronouced Bet with Midler but Betty for Davis?
Continue your foolishness.
[quote]“The Wolf of Wall Street” is a fake. It’s meant to be an exposé of disgusting, immoral, corrupt, obscene behavior, but it’s made in such an exultant style that it becomes an example of disgusting, obscene filmmaking. It’s actually a little monotonous; spectacular, and energetic beyond belief, but monotonous in the way that all burlesques become monotonous after a while.
I watched this show for 15 minutes for the first time and my question is, Why the fuck should we care about the opinions of these self-absorbed fraus? They're idiots!
I think it's happening to me. He hardly looks at me. I get a smooch here, a grope there. But no real intimacy. And it's been years! Is there a name for this? Twenty years we've been together and it'll probably stay this way. Between the two of us, you couldn't dredge up a spoonful of testosterone. Maybe we HAVE become lesbians after all these years. Lord knows I've got the breasts!
Sharpened labia of the night / Their breasts two strained and livid dots / Demons of piqued wicker drone...
Each year I arbitrarily banish various celebrities from my consciousness - avoiding media coverage, conversation, and thoughts. In the past I've banished both versions of PH, the twin troll dolls, the family of an olympic medalist, a right-wing pundette who has an adams apple, a syndicated radio host on oxy, a web-based mormon gold-shilling loon, a former actor into baby wipes, and a follower of Ramtha. Things that don't count: 1. Media saturation while promoting projects 2. Multiple rehab stints 3. Plastic surgery Things that count: 1. Self-help books 2. Journeys of self-discovery 3. Social network abuse 4. Repetitive story telling
Um, "Mark", Becky''s boyfriend, was waaayy to hot for Becky. Shit he was too hot for the 2nd Becky.\ \ I mean what was wrong with Jackie? She was probably just a few years older than Mark and a career girl - cop/truck drivers bring in good money for those kind of people.
Linda Ronstadt Nirvana N.W.A. KISS Link Wray and the Zombies The Meters Yes Peter Gabriel Hall and Oates The Replacements LL Cool J Cat Stevens Paul Butterfield and the Blues Band
The honeymoon was short-lived for Australia's gay couples who married in the past five days after the High Court overturned new same-sex marriage laws on Thursday, invalidating wedding ceremonies performed since Saturday.
How many posters do you suppose will comment negatively on this without even bothering to read the linked article at all?
Any good? What do you buy? I know their politics are excellent (blue vs. Walmart's red).
Do we know of any gay relationships he''s been in or of guys he''s bedded? Or is it all just rumor and innuendo?\ \ For the record, I hope he''s gay, and I''m certainly not one who needs "proof," but I''ve just never heard anything about actual gay behavior, and want to know what you all might have heard.
What's this whore's story?
Did she do it? And what do you believe she exactly did?
Several reports online today report that Catherine Zeta Jones has checked herself into Silver Hill Hospital near New Canaan, Connecticut (pictured here). With her husband, Michael Douglas, now cancer free, the 'Zorro' actress checked herself into the mental health facility on April 6th for undisclosed reasons. Sources say Catherine's problems came around the same time as it was confirmed the actress quit as a patron of a South Wales film festival amid being criticized by visitors. The Hollywood star's decision to disassociate herself from the Swansea Bay Film Festival follows the resignation of actor Michael Sheen. He resigned as vice president of the festival last month. Festival organizers declined to comment on Zeta Jones's withdrawal of her patronage. Unhappiness with the event surfaced after one festival-goer, American filmmaker Steve Rosen, made a documentary about the festival, describing it as "unquestionably the worst event of its kind." Zeta Jones's American representation has now announced that the Swansea-born actress is no longer associated with the festival, and her image has been removed from their website. More at the source Whatever's going on with Catherine - I hope she gets better soon! UPDATE: People now confirms the report - Catherine is being treated for bipolar disorder! Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has been by husband Michael Douglas's side during his cancer fight, has sought mental health treatment for herself, her rep says. "After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II Disorder," the rep says in a statement. "She%E2%80%99s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week this week on her two upcoming films."
A new poll is shedding light on how Iowa voters feel about potential 2016 candidates. Former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan leads the Republican pack, and on the Democratic side, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton is the clear frontrunner. A year after the last presidential election, Iowa – that kingmaker state with its oddball caucus system—appears to favor known quantities. Ryan, who voted for an unpopular government shutdown but then successfully negotiated a very limited budget deal, seems to have been rewarded rather than punished. Clinton, who was passed over in 2008 for the excitement of a newcomer in Barack Obama, stands a better chance now. None of these candidates have announced whether or not they’ll run, but the new new Des Moines Register poll is shedding light on what the 2016 candidates pool might look like. The poll found Ryan to be extremely popular, with 73% of Iowa Republicans favoring the Wisconsin Republican. Still, Ryan who failed to electrify the candidacy of Mitt Romney in 2012, will face formidable foes in Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, who ranked second and third respectively in the poll. More so than any other candidate mentioned in the poll, Hillary Clinton is feeling the love—and hate—from each side. The former secretary of state was showered with favorable ratings by Iowa Democrats—89% said they had a positive opinion of Clinton. But just as her party loves her, Republicans really hate her—59% of Republicans had a “very unfavorable” view (the most negative rating possible) of Clinton. Vice President Joe Biden also was ranked popular with Iowa Democrats—71% gave him a popular opinion. Faring much worse is another much-speculated 2016 candidate, Chris Christie. The New Jersey governor is already struggling in Iowa, according to the poll. His favorability rating is comparatively lower—just 51% of Iowa Republicans rated him positively—and he earned the most conservative ire, with 30% of Iowa Republicans rating him unfavorably. Christie recently took over as the head of the Republican Governor’s Association, a position that will give him the opportunity to travel the country and try his political brand outside of New Jersey. Christie’s no nonsense style and willingness to take on extremists in his own party has turned him into a conservative celebrity and a media darling, while compromises and legislative progress has earned him high approval ratings in his own state. But Ryan may be edging in on that territory. Last week, he staked his claim as a compromiser who can make things happen, when the budget deal he negotiated with Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray passed in the House with overwhelming conservative support. “The real reason why so many Republicans were in favor of this deal is Paul Ryan,” NBC News’ Chuck Todd said of the deal. “Paul Ryan is the Jesus of our conference. If Paul gives something his blessing, it brings the votes,” a senior Republican leadership aide told Buzzfeed last week. The poll surveyed 650 Iowans over 18 between Dec. 8 -11th by Selzer % Co. It has a margin of error of +/- 7.3% for Republicans and +/- 8%.
Any UK DataLoungers watching this? Second episode airs on BBC4 tonight. Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (BBC Four) is an award-winning Swedish drama about the Aids epidemic in Eighties Stockholm. Touching, bleak, at times painful to watch, this was a stark reminder of the disease’s impact. Based on Jonas Gardell’s novel Love, the first of three episodes introduced us to Rasmus (Adam Palsson), a 19-year-old from a provincial country town who throws himself into the city’s gay scene on leaving home for the first time, and Benjamin (Adam Lundgren), a reserved Jehovah’s Witness slowly coming to terms with his sexuality. We met the two protagonists in childhood, then as adults at a extravagant Christmas party thrown by Paul (Simon J Berger), with horrific flash-forwards to them in hospital beds just hours from death. “The story you are about to see is true,” said the voice-over. “It happened here, in this city. It was like a war fought in peacetime.” It was not an easy story to watch. It was, however, beautifully shot, flipping between shaky footage of men loitering under lampposts in Stockholm’s parks and cosy, softly-lit family scenes of the boys’ unsuspecting families. Symbolism was used very effectively, from the handprint on the window to the majestic white elk (“In some parts of the forest there are whole herds of them,” Rasmus’s father told him as a boy. “People shoot them because they are different.”) Paul was a brilliant character – flamboyant, self-deprecating, the very image of Rasmus and Benjamin’s parents’ worst nightmares with his feather boas and flowery wallpaper. The story developed quickly, giving us just enough of a glimpse into the world in which Rasmus and Benjamin found themselves – in parts seedy, yet also close-knit. The final scene, of the two lovers holding hands in the street, snow softly falling all around, was visually stunning, but a stark reminder that the worst is yet to come.
Months ago a tabloid reported that she had dementia. At an awards Diahann was lead out by hand and read her comments. Commercials are now running for her appearance on Broadway in " A Raisin in the Sun." Did her condition miraculously disappear?
Is he rumored to be big?
Believe it or not, people with this affliction, at their very core, are the inverse of the narcissist. People with BPD start out 'too sensitive', too empathetic. People with borderline personality disorder empathize to the point of pain. When the highly sensitive person grows up in a very non-validating and/or abusive environment, with a history of trauma, BPD can manifest. In order for borderline personality to develop, an invalidating environment with and a highly sensitive person MUST BE present. What is going on in a Borderline Personality Disorder sufferer's mind and how they are acting can be two entirely different things. To the sufferer, BPD is about deep feelings, feelings often too difficult to express, feelings that are something along the lines of this : If others really get to know me, they will find me rejectable and will not be able to love me; and they will leave me; I need to have complete control of my feelings otherwise things go completely wrong; I have to adapt my needs to other people's wishes, otherwise they will leave me or attack me; I am an evil person and I need to be punished for it; Other people are evil and abuse you; If someone fails to keep a promise, that person can no longer be trusted; If I trust someone, I run a great risk of getting hurt or disappointed; If you comply with someone's request, you run the risk of losing yourself; If you refuse someone's request, you run the risk of losing that person; I will always be alone; I can't manage by myself, I need someone I can fall back on; There is no one who really cares about me, who will be available to help me, and whom I can fall back on; I don't really know what I want; I will never get what I want; I'm powerless and vulnerable and I can't protect myself;. I have no control of myself; I can't discipline myself; My feelings and opinions are unfounded; Other people are not willing or helpful. To the family members, BPD behavior is often very frustrating can feel unfair and punitive - something like this: You have been viewed as overly good and then overly bad; You have been the focus of unprovoked anger or hurtful actions, alternating with periods when the family member acts perfectly normal and very loving; Things that you have said or done have been twisted and used against you; You are accused of things you never did or said? You often find yourself defending and justifying your intentions; You find yourself concealing what you think or feel because you are not heard; You feel manipulated, controlled, and sometimes lied to.
Please take my poll. Al of these places are interested in housing his presidential library.
Fuck them right in the ass!
Is there extreme violence? Does PL Travers say to Walt Disney, "Fuck you, Walt, and fuck your two mongoloid daughters"?
She has made over 60 films, and the Kennedy Center could only come up with one former co-star to pay tribute. Kathy Bates. So they were forced to stage selections from Pajama Game and Seesaw. Why wouldn't any of Shirley's former co-stars show up to salute her?
I kind of experienced this this morning. I'm pretty attracted to the new-ish security guard in my company's lobby. He's really cute and I can tell he works out. We chat from time to time, and I am definitely flirty with him, which I can't imagine is lost on him. I know this sounds totally cliche and somewhat MARY, but when we're talking it's like time stands still and we're the only two people in the world. I get totally lost in his gorgeous smile and hearty laugh, and don't even hear the words coming out of his mouth. In my dreams, the attraction has been two-way, though I know intellectually that's not the case. But it's sure been nice to think about. Anyway, this afternoon as I came back from grabbing some lunch, I was going to stop and chat with him briefly. When I entered the lobby, however, I saw him talking to some chick who works on the floor above me. She's your typical stupid, slutty admin type...you know the sort...dumb as a box of hair, always advertising her looks with exposed cleavage and short skirts, and those stupid 10-inch hooker heels. She was totally flirting with him, throwing her tits and pussy in his face, and he was just totally eating it up. I awkwardly said hi to him, but he didn't even acknowledge me. Didn't even toss me a glace, he was so caught up in her. Again, I know he's 99% straight and into pussy, but there was that part of me that hoped that 1% would come out and want to have sex with me. It was just totally soul crushing, and I can't stop thinking about it. I'm really hurt, though I know I shouldn't be. ugh, why am I always attracted to the straight ones, and why does it hurt so much when my fantasies are deflated and reality hits like a ton of bricks? ugh, just ugh.
Oh now this is just silly. A living legend, Grammy, Oscar, Emmy winner. What could be so objectionable about Julie that would get a thread like that deleted?
"Occupy Wall Street protester, Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan, Manhattan, New York City, New York State, USA Poster Print by Panoramic Images (36 x 12)" Walmart!?!
Brother of Rowan Atkinson, the 'Mr Bean' star, criticises the 'sycophantic' coverage of Nelson Mandela since his death After taking a pop at the “Left-wing” Olympics opening ceremony – in which his brother, Rowan, was a star turn – Rodney Atkinson has now taken a singularly contrarian view, too, of the celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s life. “No one who knows what is actually happening in South Africa will have swallowed the obnoxious, sycophantic lies,” says the controversial former Ukip leadership candidate. Of Mandela, Atkinson says: “His legacy is a murderous one, comparable, in its racist and economic persecution of a minority, to the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews. And, like the Jews in Germany, whites, especially the young and well-qualified, have been leaving South Africa for years.” Atkinson considers the “rainbow nation” to be a “blatantly black racist country” with “qualified white professionals” being discriminated against. “Mandela and his ANC were about to turn South Africa into a Marxist, communist country when they were bought off by the American Democratic Party and big multi-national business who showered the new black rulers with wealth and power, and, above all, with favourable international media coverage, in the lead on which was, of course, the BBC, despite its treatment by that other genocidal racist Marxist, Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.” Earlier this year, I disclosed how Rodney, 65, had taken a dim view of his younger brother Rowan’s take-off of the Archbishop of Canterbury during a Comic Relief special for BBC One.
At only 87.
He has no problems going full frontal on stage or in film. Nice cock!
MJ's kids tell all in a new documentary.
A judge just gave the a-ok to cut public pensions in Detroit and apparently, CA is next. Supposedly, this is all a scam to plunder our wealth. When smaller municipal corporations had little resistance as test cases for these outrageous claims of fraudulent bankruptcy and default, the larger municipalities gained the confidence that the financially illiterate cesspool of people as citizens don’t know there heads from a hole in the wall when it comes to the financial reporting apparatus of government. The people were determined to be sufficiently ignorant of even the basic checking account balance of the general fund in their local governments and school districts, let alone the massive collective government investment scam robbing them of the entirety of their wealth, making it reasonable to assume that these municipal corporation’s financial position would likely never be challenged by that clueless mass of the indentured. And so the latest trend of conspiracy and fraud against those debt- slaves continues
Could it ever happen?
Our Lady of the Snows
Borgen is a Danish one-hour political drama television series (with elements of a soap opera). It tells the story of a charismatic politician, Birgitte Nyborg, who unexpectedly becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. It stars the sexy Sidse Babett Knudsen. Third and last season is currently airing in the UK.
I blame Spielberg for this.
And I'm 50! And gay! What should I look out for please?
Why he could be gay/bi: 1. He hangs with the "gay posse" Colton Haynes, Matthew Morrison, JC Chasez, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgely, etc. 2. He LOVES Les Mis 3. There've been rumors about him and Penn Badgely, him and Colton Haynes, etc. 4. Not linked with any girls recently. Why he could be straight: 1. He might hang with the "gay posse" simply because they all have the same manager? 2. There's just not much evidence on his Twitter that he's into guys or into gay interested, as opposed to Jonathan Bennett, who follows EVERY hot guy on Twitter. 3. He had a fucking BEARD recently (the hairy kind, not the female kind). I don't know any gay guys that grow facial hair! How come Shawn Pyfrom hasn't been acting lately? What has he been up to?
And he's dating an older man; a 34 y/o Liberian Hare Krishna monk. ******************************* Via Dailymail: Vanna White feared she was fighting to save her teenage son from being brainwashed by a Hare Krishna monk who was after her money, but now it transpires that the pair are exploring a gay relationship together. The Wheel of Fortune star's son Nicholas, who likes to be called Nikko, has been living with Krishna devotee Jaycee Akinsanya, 34, while both attend the University of Arizona. Now 19-year-old Nikko has revealed that he's in a serious relationship with the monk from Liberia who is twice his age. ‘Jaycee and I have a special relationship,’ Nikko told the National Enquirer. ‘It’s the closest I’ve ever been with anyone. It’s just spiritual and wonderful and there is chemistry - and if there’s sex also, so be it. It doesn’t matter!’
My niece is convinced my brother will shoot Santa because he will mistake him for an intruder. Nothing he says can convince her otherwise. Don't you think it's time he tell her the truth instead of letting her live in this state of anxiety?
I'm surprised it took them so long, but I'm still sad to see it go!
One Direction have already conquered the music world -- now one of the fab five is set to take the football world by storm. Louis Tomlinson has signed a deal with English second division club Doncaster Rovers in one of the most bizarre deals for some time. Tomlinson, who stars alongside Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Pain, is part of biggest and most successful boy band on the planet. One Direction have broken record after record during their rise from losing in Britain's X-Factor competition in 2010 to becoming as big as the Beatles stateside. Managed by music mogul Simon Cowell, One Direction have had 61 album and single number one's world wide with their last album "Take Me Home" reaching top spot in 37 different countries. They are the only UK band to have had their first two albums reach No.1 in the U.S. and have over 18.5 million Facebook fans and 71 million combined followers on Twitter. Tomlinson, 21 was born in Doncaster and has signed a deal which means he could feature for the team at any point this season. He hopes his appearance for Rovers will help raise money for local charity Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. "This has always been a childhood dream for me," he told the club's official website. "I feel very honored to have been asked to sign for Rovers and being able to help both the club and the amazing charity Bluebell Wood is what it's all about." While Tomlinson is used to having thousands upon thousands of screaming "Directioners" cheering at him on stage, he'll be performing in far more modest surroundings at the 15,000 seater Keepmoat Stadium. As a child, Tomlinson used to attend games both as a fan and as a ball boy but his heavy work schedule means he will face a real challenge to be available for a cameo appearance. He will miss Doncaster's first game of the season against Blackpool on Saturday with One Direction set to perform in Las Vegas before the group move onto California. Tomlinson will then be touring Australia and New Zealand in September and October with the band appearing in Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne before moving onto Christchurch and Auckland. But that has not deterred Rovers, with the club fully aware of Tomlinson's ability to lure in new fans. "Louis has always been passionate about football and wanted to realize a dream of signing to his home town club where he once worked on match days," said a statement on the club's official website. "After discussions between Louis, Paul Dickov and media manager Steve Uttley, it was decided that the club could sign him and issue him with a squad number for the 2013/2014 season. "As part of the signing it is hoped that Louis will be able to appear in Rovers colors at some point this season in aid of Bluebell Wood and train with the lads. "Chairman John Ryan and the manager Paul Dickov have given Louis the number 28 shirt for this season to help him raise money for Bluebell Wood."
You are not funny, nor endearing.\ \ That is all.
Do not talk to me as if I were her. I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may look like her, in your eyes, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may move like her, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. I may even sound like her, but I am NOT Shirley MacLaine. Sincerely yours,
Is there a good traditional Christmas china pattern. I like Spode, but it is really over exposed. Lenox is just blah.
This thread is a continuation of the one linked below.
Wentworth Miller tried to commit suicide multiple times because he couldn't handle keeping his sexual identity a secret. Miller revealed his dark secret at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner in Seattle Saturday night, saying his first suicide attempt was when he was 15. The "Prison Break" star says he downed a bottle of pills at home, and he wasn't crying out for help, because "you only cry for help if there is help to cry for." Wentworth also talked about the torture of working in Hollywood as a closeted actor ... explaining he wanted to be the role model he never had ... "to be the someone else, that no one was to me."
I was at the gym today and "Another One Bites the Dust" and We Will Rock You" played back to back. I'm 28, so I had no idea that "Queen" did both songs (along with "We Are the Champions") with Freddie Mercury as the lead until a quick wiki search. So my question is: How big was "Queen" here in the states and was it well-known that Mercury was gay? BTW, what a voice.
:In a series of tweets early Tuesday, Shia LaBeouf apologized for failing to credit artist Dan Clowes' work in his new short film HowardCantour.com. "Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work." "In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation" "Im embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration" "I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it." "I deeply regret the manner in which these events have unfolded and want @danielclowes to know that I have a great respect for his work" And, finally: "I (expletive) up." See link for more
Big shutouts in the Globes - Only two for Saving Mr. Banks, with both Emma and Hanks in Best Acting categories (Hanks for Banks, not Capt. Phillips). Nothing for The Butler. Shocker! Idris Elba makes it in, as he should, for Mandela. Redford in.
Do you like him? I find him sort of fake-ish. No evil villain would spend the amount of time he spends just talking. The guy who plays him looks girl-ish. Other than that, he's alright as an evil villain. I expected more, though.
This top actor recently engaged the professional company of an [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool] boy for the night. The following night our star was out at a bar with a group of people. The boy and his pimp showed up with a group of his own to demand payment for the services rendered. The pimp zeroed in on our star, a yelling match ensued between the two groups, and things quickly escalated into a physical brawl. Somebody got hurt, but it wasn't our star, who was promptly hustled out of there. However, any stories about the event have conveniently left out the part about the hooker and the pimp, as well as the fact that the fight took place in a gay bar. Our star stays in the closet and lives to fight another day.
What are your thoughts?
for those on the regressive right calling for fewer regulations on businesses, or worst of call, toxic libertarians calling for NO regulations on business insisting the "free market will sort things out", i ask, is this how you want to live? because THIS (shanghai) is the product of unfettered capitalism...
Everyone has one, even Adam Levine (and Andrew Sullivan). I am amazed they are in fashion: I like well trimmed beards, but these look awful
Well? I had a BF in high school leave me for a girl because he was "not into gay stuff" anymore. Really deep Catholic guilt. He ended up marrying a woman, having 3 kids right outta high school. Ten years later, divorced and left his wife and kids for a man. Tragic.
Actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller came out of the closet on Wednesday and he did it by taking a stand against Russia's anti-gay policies, RumorFix is reporting. Wentworth rejected an invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, writing "as a gay man, I must decline." The Prison Break star goes on to write that he is "deeply troubled" by Russia's lawful brutality toward the LGBT community. "I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly," Miller adds.
Would you have done the right thing? Why didn't they do anything?
Dana Andrews\ \ \ \ Humphrey Bogart\ \ \ \ William Holden
So I'm currently on my way to the AMC movie theater in Century City, Los Angeles. I took 7 Blue Bus and had to get off at Pico & Robertson to transfer to my second bus. As I got off, This man wearing a yellow turban quickly moved to one of the windows on the left side of the bus, held 3 fingers up on both of his hands against the window and stood there for about five seconds. Then he got exited the bus and pointed to our driver with two fingers gesturing the Eye For An Eye Motion! Like hexing her or something? Now here's when things get weirder!! As I began to wait for my next bus, the man walked his bike over to one of the street light cross walking signs and did the same thing he did to the bus window. It was so creepy! Can anybody explain this spooky behavior?
[bold] Target Will Not Sell Beyonce’s New Album [/bold] Target announced Monday it will not be selling Beyonce’s new album when it is made available in retail stores later this month. “At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections,” Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski told Billboard. “While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering with Beyonce in the past, we are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats. At this time, Target will not be carrying Beyonce’s new self-titled album ‘Beyonce.’” Beyonce released her fifth studio album exclusively on iTunes on Friday. It will not be available in retail stores until Dec. 20.
Is he a girlyman?
It's just that the 'real" things have a much higher markup. [Hey, Lau Chin, run another thousand of those Burberry ties from last year's fabric.] Am I wrong?
I'm counting on DL to point out the differences. I've avoided getting involved with bisexual men for years - not for any issue with their own sexual orientation but because, based on my experiences, I've always felt they were different from gay men. But I met a really great guy and we're very attracted to one another. So I thought I'd break my rule and give it a go. We've had a few dates and have a lot of chemistry. I've made it clear that I'm not a bottom, that I'm versatile, that I'm gay and that I'm a grown man. I feel strongly that his sexuality shouldn't define mine in a limiting way. I've been pretty persuasive about the joys of ass play and I haven't been aggressive and have promised to take my time with him, etc. His comfort level is my highest concern. And he has a gorgeous ass. But he's a bit of a tease, a bit coy. He says things like, "If you're lucky, maybe I'll let you do this...," etc. I suppose a certain amount of negotiation is to be expected but it makes think what I've always thought about this equation - bisexual men just want to control everything. Any experience here?
Ronaldo was attending the official launch of his new underwear range, CR7, and anyone wondering what his debut collection looks like didn’t have to look too far - a 19-metre tall campaign image featuring the chiseled winger in all his glory was suspended above in the landmark building’s renaissance courtyard. Meanwhile the man in question, never shy about coming forward, was clearly delighted as he posed for photos between its legs. ‘I am very proud to officially launch CR7 today and especially to see my campaign image displayed in this beautiful building, one of the most famous landmarks in Madrid,’ he said.‘I put a lot of passion and dedication into creating this new underwear line and I am delighted to finally launch it globally today. ‘ Ronaldo has previously modelled for Armani Jeans, but his latest campaign marks an inaugural brand venture and his first attempt at fashion designing. His design debut was aided by Richard Chai – best known for his collaborations with Marc Jacobs and Donna Karen.‘Fashion and design are two passions of mine and I have wanted to launch my own brand for a long time. Working on this collection alongside Richard has given me a great creative outlet and I have loved every part of collaborating on the range, from selecting the colours and designs to testing the styles and fits myself,’ he said. ‘I am very proud that the collection is launching worldwide today.’ Ronaldo's new underwear range will be available to buy via www.cr7underwear.com from November 1.
California is known by many as the land of beautiful celebrities, packed freeways, and perpetual summer. But the nation's third-largest state also has a huge variety of people with very distinct ways of speaking, from valley girl speak to surfer lingo to slang inspired by Bay Area hip hop. The people of the Golden State speak a dialect distinct enough to warrant its own name: California English. Inspired by Business Insider's recent roundups of expressions from the South, Midwest, and New England, we've come up with 12 sayings that only people who hail from the Golden State will understand. 1. "There's a Sigalert for the carpool lane on the 5 south." Freeways are a huge part of Californians' daily existence, so of course there are plenty of slang terms associated with it. Californians may be the only people in the country to put "the" before the number of a freeway route (and they're never called highways), and the only people to call it the carpool lane instead of the HOV. And if there's a Sigalert, take it as a hint to avoid the area completely. Sigalerts are messages issued by the California Highway Patrol when there's an accident or anything else blocking multiple lanes of traffic, meaning that notorious California traffic is even more horrendous than usual (see also: Carmageddon). 2. "It takes 20 minutes, depending on traffic." People from California say this all the time to describe their location, and it's barely ever true. 30 minutes just sounds way too far, and 15 minutes is unrealistic. We all know that 20 minutes away really means something closer to 40, and that light traffic is never something you can depend on. 3. "June Gloom." Beginning in June (or even at the end of May if it's a particularly unlucky year), a wave of foggy weather invades coastal areas of California and ruins everyone's beach plans. June Gloom/Grey May/No-Sky July are southern Californian terms used to describe a weather pattern that brings low-lying clouds and mist during the early summer months. Though people from out of town will try to convince you it's just air pollution, the fog that appears every morning usually clears up by mid-afternoon or so. 4. "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." This San Francisco cliché is usually attributed to Mark Twain, though there's no evidence he ever actually said it. Contrary to what pop culture may have you have believe, summer in the Bay Area is pretty cold, and fog is a nearly constant presence. The fog may be a nuisance to visitors touring the Bay Area, but San Franciscans embrace the fog as an essential part of what makes their city home. Surf culture basically has its own lingo. 5. "It's pretty gnarly out, bro. It's double overhead today!" Surfer culture has had a huge influence on the way Californians speak. You may hear surfers, skaters, and snowboarders talking about "shredding the gnar," but even those who refrain from participating in extreme sports tend to use the word "gnarly" to describe things that are either extremely good or extremely bad. You'll also hear words like "epic," and of course, "dude." Waves that are "double overhead" are not meant for the faint of heart. 6. "I'm stoked." Though Merriam-Webster defines "stoke" as "to stir or add fuel to (something that is burning)" this expression has absolutely nothing to do with building a fire, at least in a literal sense. Californians are stoked when they're totally, completely exhilarated about something, whether it's a trip to the mountains or a huge swell coming just in time for the weekend. Now a commonly used word in many regions, "stoked" became popular with "The Endless Summer," a classic surfing movie documentary by Bruce Brown in 1966. 7. "Hella." Perhaps one of the most distinctive and divisive words on this list, the use of the word "hella" is an immediate indication that the speaker is from northern California. Derived from "hell of a" or "hell of a lot," the word is generally used in place of "really," "a lot," or "very."
Promising college student and her new boyfriend are gunned down by her estranged husband after they made their relationship 'Facebook official' By Michael Zennie PUBLISHED: 02:13 EST, 12 December 2013 | UPDATED: 05:35 EST, 12 December 2013 A promising Alabama college student and her new boyfriend were gunned down by her estranged husband just three days after they made their relationship 'Facebook official.' Police say Robert 'BJ' Sprinkle, 23, shot dead China Barber, 20, and boyfriend Gus Bennett after he showed up at her apartment near the University of South Alabama in Mobile about 4.30am on Tuesday. He then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.
I've been trying to figure it out. I've looked at live Whitney performances on YouTube to figure it out. She could still sing (live) in 2004 in this live performance in Europe...
Earlier this month the Jewish Anti-Defamation League released a statement asking Kanye West to apologize for comments he made during an interview with The Breakfast Club. During the discussion, Kanye said, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.” ADL’s National Director Abraham H. Foxman called the comments “classic anti-semitism” and said they reinforced the stereotype that Jews are “all-powerful and control the levers of power in government.” While some in the Jewish community were offended by Kanye’s quote, Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam has defended the rapper and his comments. According to Farrakhan, Kanye should not apologize because nothing that he said was untrue. “Did he lie? No, he told the truth,” says Farrakhan in a video address. He goes on to add: You know what Mr. Foxman? I wish you and I could have a dialogue. You wouldn’t put that small time stuff over on me that you put on scared to death negroes, that if they mention Jew and you call them anti-semitic they start bowing to you and your pressure. Kanye West don’t bow to the pressure to apologize to anybody. You said nothing wrong.
By request, for the Eleanor Parker-worshipping queen from the SOM thread.
Is this shit for real? If any of those guys came to my door I'd shut it quickly and hide. I think they are all revolting. The second from the left and the last one (that hair though) are the best of the bunch but the rest...ugh!
Im posting to see if anyone would be kind enough to give me a amazon gift card number, I need to buy school equipment happy holidays!
Started on request at end of Season Two thread. Enjoyed the first episode. Back to Season 1 style drama. But what the hell happened to Madeleine Stowe? I guess she's aging naturally. But boy is she aging.
There's Ian "Sizemeat" McKellen.
The most numerically named actress since Helen Twelvetrees?
And not the usual cubefrau diet pills/speed and "nerve" pills. I think she is on something bigger. Everyone thinks she is a little weird and feels sorry for her, kinda, but I can't believe I'm the only person who suspects. I am a little more worldly than most of my coworkers and this chick has only been working here a few months, but sometimes I can tell she is FUCKED UP. None of my business, I have been thinking, because its not like we are healthcare providers, but she recently had an accident at work and filed workers comp. She was totally out of it the day it happened, and I worry that next time someone else is going to get hurt. I want to say something to our boss, but we don't have drug testing AND typically things are handled in the "ignore it and it'll go away" method. She is young and single, so I hate for her to be out of work, but Jesus, she shouldn't be allowed to show up to work all spaced out. I don't really want to raise a stink if management isn't going to do anything, but don't I have some sort of responsibility to do something about this?
You know, the ex-husband of Tonya Harding. He changed his last name to Stone and attempted to put the whole Harding/Kerrigan mishegas behind him. But, he was tracked down and let himself be interviewed. Comes off as a decent enough guy and open and honest about what went down. The good part is that he and Tonya were one of the first celebrities to put out a sex video and he showed a nice, healthy hardon at work. They made some heavy bank on the tape too. Worth a read.
I've seen Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart threads go onto the fifth page. For all those of you who argued on the other thread that it's because it's a little kid's movie, Twilight is too. Why aren't you guys busily gossiping about Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson or Liam Hemsworth?
I hate them. I'm thinking about vacuuming the envelopes when I open my mail this month.
Best trailer of the year. Ben Stiller stars and directs and it was just chosen for The New York Film Festival. P.S. I'm no ta shill, publicist or anyway affiliated with this film. I just think it's a kick ass trailer and now I'm off to see what that song is.
This photo of Lew Alcindor/Kareem Abdul Jabbar is one of my favorites.
This is the gayest clip (at link) I've ever seen. ************** Paul Ryan missed a HUGE opportunity last night during his RNC speech -- by NOT showing off his rock hard physique ... at least according to Congressman Aaron Schock. We caught up with Rep. Schock as he left an event for youth, sponsored by MSNBC's Chuck Todd, in Tampa yesterday -- and asked if the Republican VP nominee needs a fashion makeover. As TMZ first reported ... Ryan works out religiously at the House gym, and we're told he's even hiding a six-pack ... just like his fellow Republican Schock. Problem is Ryan tends to wear very boxy suits -- but Schock offered the VP-wannabe an easy 5 word solution: The suit makes the man.
After ten months at CBS-2 in Chicago Steve was given his walking papers after Friday''s morning show. %0D\ %0D\ In 2009 he quit CBS-2 New York for being "under appreciated." In 2007 ABC-7 New York axed him. Showed up late for work and slept through a scheduled cut-in. Prior to these incidents a WABC male staffer brought sexual harrassment charges against him which were settled out of court.%0D\ %0D
Do you have one? How were you invited to get it? Do you own a small business? Did you charge everything on an AmEx, so that you charged enough to be targeted for enrollment?
Something tells me his character on "The New Normal" isn't acting.
What do you think will survive the longest? Take my poll, please ...
I was in Chicago on business from Sunday through Friday of this week. Ended up meeting a guy on Tuesday night at a bar. We chatted for a couple hours, but nothing happened because we both had an early call the next day (that was my excuse, anyway). Definitely thought he was cute, but I didn't think much of it the first night. Wednesday night, he texted me to say he was at the same bar. I didn't feel like going out, so I invited him over the hotel where I was staying (like a mile from the bar). He came over, we hooked up, he spent the night. Rinse and repeat for Thursday, except he just came straight to the hotel. All three nights: Great conversation, great guy, total boyfriend material. The sex was above average (not stellar, mainly because we both seem to be tops, but who cares). So by Thursday night, I've gone from mild indifference all the way over the other side where I'm like, "Should I say something to this guy?" I didn't. Friday morning, he wakes me up (when he was already dressed) to tell me he was leaving; lays with me for a few minutes; tells me how nice "this" was; and then poof, before I know it, he's gone. During that last thirty minutes, I didn't say anything other than to agree that I had a great time and tell him to call me if he is ever in my area. I didn't want to seem like *that* guy who gets all attached over a fling so I kept it all friendly but sort of matter-of-fact. But inside, I was (and am) totally lovesick. No contact since I flew out. Advice: We talked on Thursday about how different things might be if I lived in Chicago or vice versa. I'm 99% sure he is interested in me -- though perhaps not the distance. Should I just go for it anyway? Would it be stupid, considering the distance involved? Is it always pointless to pursue dating someone when you don't know that person very well and that person lives in another city? If it is not pointless, how do I go about pursuing this?
Hot or not?
What is an example of a country that runs on Libertarian principles?\ \ By this point in history we have examples of just about every form of government man has come up with. Hasn''t there been a Libertarian government ever?\ \ It seems like you''re just supposed to take it on faith that Libertarianism would work, which makes it seem more like a religion than a political philosophy.
Actor who shot to fame in David Lean's 1962 masterpiece and received eight Oscar nominations has died in hospital in London. The actor Peter O'Toole, who found stardom in David Lean's masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81, his agent has said. The acclaimed leading man who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s passed away on Saturday at the Wellington hospital in London following a long illness, Steve Kenis said. O'Toole announced last year he was stopping acting saying: "I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell." He said his career on stage and screen fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing him together "with fine people, good companions with whom I've shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits." Early in his career O'Toole became emblematic of a new breed of hard-drinking Hollywood hellraiser. "We heralded the '60s," he once said. "Me, [Richard] Burton, Richard Harris; we did in public what everyone else did in private then, and does for show now. We drank in public, we knew about pot." Last month it was reported he had been coaxed out of retirement to act in a film about ancient Rome called Katherine of Alexandria in which he would play Cornelius Gallus, a palace orator. O'Toole is believed to have been born in Connemara in County Galway in Ireland, and lived in London. He shot to stardom in the 1962 film of TE Lawrence's life story and went on to star in Goodbye Mr Chips, The Ruling Class, The Stunt Man and My Favourite Year. He received an honorary Oscar in 2003 after receiving eight nominations and no wins - an unassailed record. He is survived by his two daughters, Pat and Kate O'Toole, from his marriage to actress Siân Phillips, and his son, Lorcan O'Toole, by Karen Brown.
I'm a Millennial, and not that many are.
Is this a comedy? It's silly funny.
I've heard her name, but it wasn't until I saw "Martha Marcy May Marlene" that I finally saw her in something. She's one of the worst actresses alive, but it seems like she's always starring in high profile roles. What is THAT all about?
I wanna smack those "va-kay shway" girls in the mouth on those Old Navy commercials.%0D\ %0D\ You?
Sheridan Whiteside is the ultimate DataLounger.
Porn production halted for the fourth time this year.
I read about this show in EW a few weeks ago, but just started watching on HBO and Youtube. I like it but don't think that Chris Lilley is as funny as The Kids in the Hall.
Can't find any info . Isn't he touring or doing regional?
New teams have been announced. I haven't checked the details-- is there a gay team (or two) this season?
Which one says "alpha male"?
I''ll start.\ \ Mary-Louise Parker.
I'm one of them. I moved to Texas (Austin) because the economy is better than my home state of SC. I regret it because the traffic in Austin is bad, real estate and property taxes are high, the heat is unbearable, and I miss my true Southern friends, even the lunatics. Would I be better off in Houston or Dallas?
Do you peel them or eat them whole?
What Christmas songs have Cher, Madonna, Liza, Bette, etc. come out with?
NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy's huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in "Room 140," where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything. As shoppers jam stores ahead of the December holidays, claims of racial profiling at department stores in New York have helped expose the wide latitude that laws in at least 27 states give retailers to hold and fine shoplifting suspects, even if a person hasn't yet technically stolen anything, is wrongly accused or criminal charges are dropped. "You must remember, these people are not police officers; they are store employees," said Faruk Usar, the attorney for a 62-year-old Turkish woman who sued Macy's, which some customers say bullied them into paying fines on the spot or harassed them with letters demanding payment. "When they are detained, they are not yet even in a real jail." Industrywide, more than $12 billion is lost to shoplifting each year. The laws, which vary on strictness and fine amounts, allow stores to try to recoup some losses. Under New York's longstanding law, retailers may collect a penalty of five times the cost of the stolen merchandise, up to $500 per item, plus as much as $1,500 if the merchandise isn't in a condition to be sold. A conviction is not necessary to bring a civil claim. Some customers say stores have harassed them into signing admissions of guilt in order to turn a profit — not just recoup a loss. Retailers don't divulge how much money they recoup but use it in part to offset security costs, said Barbara Staib, spokeswoman for the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. The total is a fraction of what they lose, she said. "We tend to forget that retailers are the victims of crime when it comes to shoplifting," she said. But at least nine customers at the Macy's store immortalized in "Miracle on 34th Street" say in lawsuits that the retailer is abusing the law, wrongly targeting minorities and holding customers for hours, years after it settled similar claims brought by the state attorney general by paying a $600,000 fine and changing practices. That agreement expired in 2008. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the new claims against retailers. Last week, New York state stores agreed to post a customer "bill of rights" on their websites explicitly prohibiting profiling and unreasonable searches. Usar's client, Ayla Gursoy, was detained in 2010 after she carried two coats in her arms up several flights of stairs in the flagship store, according to her suit. Store security accused Gursoy, who speaks little English, of trying to steal. She was asked to sign a form admitting guilt and pay a fine. She refused, the police were called and she was arrested. Gursoy and others say they were held for hours in Room 140, a bare room with two small, barred holding cells with wooden benches within the store. Elina Kazan, a spokeswoman for Cincinnati-based Macy's, said the company's practices prohibit coercion when recovering fines. "Our policy of exercising our right to pursue a civil recovery payment is consistent with common practice in the retail industry and within the parameters of the law," she said. Many retailers detain suspected shoplifters, industry experts said, but few have dedicated jail cells and most don't ask for payments on the spot like Macy's. Most of the accused receive letters in the mail demanding payment from a law firm like the one used by Macy's, Palmer, Reifler & Associates, of Orlando, Fla. That firm also represents Home Depot, Wal-Mart and many other stores and sends out about 115,000 letters per month. "We are confident in our clients' training processes and procedures for evaluating and investigating theft matters," attorney Natt Reifler said. Letters sent to Gursoy said that if she didn't pay, she would be sued. One said she owed $400; the next said she owed $675 — the increase unexplained.
Longing for a Whitney Houston-level death, a Britney Spears-style meltdown, or a Nick Carter obsessive fan thread.
He plays a guy with Aspergers. He''s way too cute.
The co-CEO of Archie Comics is being sued for gender discrimination after she allegedly stalked her male colleagues and referred to them as "penis" rather than using their actual names. But Nancy Silberkleit's lawyer says the lawsuit is bogus because white men aren't members of a "protected class," reports the New York Daily News. The $3.25-million lawsuit by five Archie employees alleges Silberkleit used her "gender as a weapon" by yelling "Penis! Penis! Penis!" during a meeting. What's more, the plaintiffs allege she used the term for their names regularly, brought Hells Angels to the office to intimidate them, repeatedly made reference to her late husband's handgun and 750 rounds of ammo supposedly kept in the office and stalked employees and their families. Silberkleit has denied the allegations, calling them "cruel and mean and inaccurate." The 59-year-old took over the role of co-CEO after her husband's death in 2008.
Okay, after reading the on-going Colton Haynes thread, I see there are others out there that are totally in-love with Jack Harries, the British vlogger that's sex on a stick... and a clone to boot. Love me some Jack. And Finn. Preferably at the same time. But Jack if I can only have one. Then I'll have Finn.
He was to host the network's Sports Center broadcast. They're saying it's in light of the Florida State assault case but perhaps they finally caught on that absolutely nobody cares about or wants to see this Ferrell asshole. Seriously, what do we have to do to make this guy go the fuck away. Who keeps paying to see his movies? Is it southerners? Floridians? I don't get it.
Premieres tonight, bitches.
It's awesome, right? Not perfect, but still great.
What do you think? I personally think it's more luck than anything and when the Hunger Games franchise ends in two years, so will she. She won't be completely gone but no way will her lackluster acting pull in as much box office dollars as the Hunger Games. And the success of the Hunger Games films, I think is due in large part to the franchise and has little to do with her. If you put someone else like Kristin Stewart who is quite frankly an awful actress, the movie would have still done pretty well. And why doesn't anyone pay attention to Josh Hutcherson? I think he's a better at acting than Jennifer Lawrence.
I'm surprised "noone" have posted this yet. Go on then, spew. Let the hate go forth.
I know she's a pothead and pretty stupid when it comes to parapsychology; but other than that I'm a bit bewildered about the constant running in-jokes making fun of Dionne Warwick. Why is she so particularly mocked on Datalounge?
Who thought these were attractive? Even China would say "No thank you."
New episode up
No better way to end it with Maya Angelou reciting a poem!
I just realized this. Gene says weird things once in a while - out of the blue - like "I''m a top!" (season finale) and something like "I want our new dad to be blonde!" He also loves house music.\ \ The show is pretty LGBT-friendly. Bob befriends trans hookers when he drives a cab part-time, for example.
Because the first thread is full
Sexy cum-slut that he is
I say "stupid" not because I''ve seen it, but the commercials for it make me nauseous with the acappella "dah dah da dah dah dah dahhh" music, tight shots of the cast members looking pensively into the camera or repeating some mega cheesy line, the dark haired woman who seems like she poses for every shot of every scene she''s in.\ \ Seriously, it must be the most douchey show on television if it resembles the commercials in the least.
What's his story? I've always gotten a bi vibe from him (and not because of the impeccable brows and eyeliner). I know he used to be involved with some actress named Kimber Sissons, but I've always wondered...
Who is it? Is he out now? Good for him!
Anyone had it?
Ryan, left, or Garret, right?
...and in Dallas! One of the greatest comeback games I've ever seen. Suck it, Tony!
She really isn't; she's just okay looking and plus she's "oily looking". I don't get how so many people think she's hot. She has this gross body secretions look to her.
A self-described libertarian radio host on Monday defended Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s assertion that Santa Claus was white, saying he was going to “scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black.” In a clip obtained by BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, Herman Cain radio show guest host Neal Boortz speaks to a caller who called to complain that Kelly had been criticized after she recently said that both Santa and Jesus Christ were white men. “Yeah, I’m sorry, Santa Claus is white!” Boortz exclaims. “Okay? Deal with it!” “Everything has got to be black now, it doesn’t matter what it is,” the caller laments. “You know, I’m going to scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black,” Boortz quips. “It just ain’t right.” Boortz goes on to predict that he was going to “chase away” about 100,000 of Herman Cain’s listeners before the show was over. Listen to the audio below from the Herman Cain Show, broadcast Dec. 16, 2013.
At 36, I just watched "Meet Me in St. Louis" for the first time. I was raised in the Netherlands (by American parents) and now live in Ireland, and I'm culturally illiterate in many ways, including classic American movies of the 20th century. There are many gaps. Growing up in Holland, the selection of movies shown on TV during the holiday season was pretty bad - mostly family-friendly American fare like "Scrooged" and the like, so I would love some recommendations for classic holiday movies. TIA.
I bought a pre-lit tree about 5 years ago. It cost $129. We bought one for our apartment for $89. Two thirds of the tree doesn't light anymore. I went out looking for new pre-lit tree at the same store where we always bought trees and they want $400-$1,000 . Since when did made in China Xmas trees become so fucking expensive?
Is it, please? Hurry! Before Aaron's death notice!
Maybe Janet could play Beyonce's aunt?
Must be fabulous. I'll start off.
Because every movie you don't care about has already been recycled at least once, Paramount has decided to begin rebooting the ones you actually do care about — starting with The Naked Gun. According to Variety, the studio is moving forward with a Naked Gun "spin-off" staring Ed Helms as Frank Drebin, a role previously occupied by the late, great Leslie Nielsen. Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant of The State and Reno 911! fame will write the script for what Variety calls "a new spin on the Drebin character." (Here's what a previous script for a proposed Naked Gun 4 looked like.) Based on the short-lived TV series Police Squad!, The Naked Gun franchise spawned three hugely popular films between 1988 and 1994. Ed Helms seems to be Hollywood's go-to guy for unnecessary reboots of classic films: Earlier this year, he was reportedly tapped to play the lead in the New Line's reboot of National Lampoon's Vacation.
This weekend, no one wanted to get home more than KSN Wichita news anchor Justin Kraemer. No, in fact, he put that feeling of hating your weekend job into words pretty perfectly on Saturday. Video:
Some of them seem really out of sync.
It's really getting tedious.
Someone on another thread mentioned that Brody had developed a drug problem. I have not read anything about that online and hope that is not true. What have you heard?
Comparable to America's New England (Connecticut, Cap Cod).
Even with all the drip, drip, drip of suggestive photos, Rhodes was denying he was gay. Well, MS. EX-THING will have NONE of her man lying to the press! Not when she sees a REALITY SHOW in her future! [quote]Kerry paid for everything. We had a very good life together. I always got any and everything I ever asked for. Vacations, red bottoms, the private jet in my video was us going to training camp together. I had a driver and he even gave me his Aston Martin. He later bought me my own car and because I’m not a dumb bi**h I made sure to get it my own name and he paid the whole thing off! He treated me very well. I will never talk bad about him in that way because he was really good to me. [quote]He loved me and now he’s lying. That’s why I put him out there because he came for me. I’m not here for fame. He wanted me to have a reality show because he said I was destined for it. His teammates said I had a great personality and encouraged me to be on TV. This was our life! This was real! This photo is priceless. Money, looks and fame, and Kerry Rhodes ended up with THIS culotte queen?
When I go to bed I need all of my covers on me, but at some point in the night I kick them all off and I wake up with just a sheet on me. Should I tell my doctor?
Summary of last thread and this new thread (I can see the future): He's hot. He's yummy. Anything new on him? Is he still doing porn? Where is he from? He's not really from there? What's his real name? That accent sounds....? He's really from New York.
Brightened up so you can see it, and animated!
They''re all so ridiculously good looking and hot. And don''t get me started on their thick, meaty bubble butts. They REALLY get my boihole all atwitter. Many of them are bi too. Most of the guys in my gym are Dominican, and I''ve slept with at least six of them in the past year. %0D\ %0D\ %0D\ I moved to Inwood last year, and they''re all around. They''re everywhere. It''s like a wet dream come to life. I never want to live anywhere else. Seriously addicted to these men. Surely there must be a 12-step program for me. Anyone else totally in awe of Dominican men?
I would bet money that she and her "best friend" Melisaa Forde are really lovers behind the scenes.
You know we've been thinking about it since yesterday....
The Voice of the Night
It's a sad truth that six out of seven dwarves aren't Happy.
She said it was ok to eat whatever, in whatever quantities, as long as it wasn't fat
Vadim Gorbenko, 73, a sports school director and Greco-Roman wrestling coach, felt ill after walking 150 metres (500 feet) with the torch in his home city of Kurgan in western Siberia, said Roman Osin, spokesman for the Sochi 2014 torch relay. It's cursed..CURSED!! I tell you!
Henry was nominated for Best Actor in an Action Movie from the Critic's Choice Awards! Up yours, Manganiello!
Shocking new developments in the re-investigation of Brittany Murphy’s untimely demise confirm her father’s long-standing suspicions of a possible poisoning. Angelo Bertolotti never believed the conclusion of the LA Coroner that both Brittany and her husband Simon Monjack died of natural causes (pneumonia and anemia), five months apart. After years of litigation and obstruction, Brittany’s father secured the release of her hair, blood and tissues for independent testing. Based on the symptoms exhibited by Brittany and Simon shortly prior to their deaths, Mr. Bertolotti ordered testing for heavy metals and toxins. The Office of the Los Angeles Coroner admittedly did not test for any poisonous substances. A father’s heart steered him in the right direction, since the tests confirmed Angelo Bertolotti’s worst suspicions. The lab report states, “Ten (10) of the heavy metals evaluated were detected at levels higher that the WHO [The World Health Organization] high levels. Testing the hair strand sample identified as” back of the head” we have detected ten (10) heavy metals at levels above the WHO high levels recommendation. If we were to eliminate the possibility of a simultaneous accidental heavy metals exposure to the sample donor then the only logical explanation would be an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.” (Emphasis added) Heavy metals can be commonly found in rodenticides (chemicals that kill mice or rats) and insecticides. Symptoms of acute heavy metal poisoning in humans can include headache, dizziness, gastrointestinal, neurological, respiratory, or dermal symptoms such as abdominal cramps, tremors, tachycardia, sweating, disorientation, coughing, wheezing, congestion, and pneumonia. Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack exhibited all of these symptoms prior to their untimely deaths. The levels of heavy metals detected in Brittany Murphy’s hair were from 2 to over 9 times higher than the levels set as “high” by The World Health Organization. “Vicious rumors, spread by tabloids, unfairly smeared Brittany’s reputation,” said Angelo Bertolotti. “My daughter was neither anorexic nor a drug junkie, as they repeatedly implied. Brittany and Simon were ridiculed by The Hollywood Reporter, when they complained of being under surveillance and in fear for their lives. I will not rest until the truth about these tragic events is told. There will be justice for Brittany.”
Watching a documentary about Joe Strummer on cable and still can't believe he's gone. He seemed like such a cool guy and a great musician, not to mention so handsome. It's strange to think that today the likes of Justin Bieber and One Direction are considered musical greats. But I have the feeling, more than several decades from now, people will still be listening to The Clash.
Get rid of any confusion, and just do it. Inspired by the Bruce Jenner Adam's apple thread.
Premiers tonight... this is the new fall show I've probably been most looking forward to. Karl Urban! Premiere tonight, and then a new episode tomorrow at its regular time. Anyone watching? Anyone excited?
The internet's #1 Aspie boyfriend is looking crazy hot in the September issue of Vogue. (Quality publication -- they mostly let other people do the talking.)
This website will analyze your face and give you a masculine/feminine/age score. It also tells you which celebrities you look like.
I wish she had been a bigger star.
Janet can be Gooch.
I hope he's planning to star in it.
The totally fake sets, "Sisters", Vera-Ellen's tiny waist, and of course, Mary Wickes. What more could you ask for ?
Miss Garland made Walters wait 4 hours. She is wearing one of Lorna's outfits. The interview was taped three days after daughter Liza's wedding to Peter Allen and Garland's appearance on What's My Line?
Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81, it was announced last night.
Does she need help for a drinking problem? %0D\ And how about her use of the term "the gay lifestyle"?
It's time to select the individual who best defined Datalounge in the year 2013. Please think carefully before making your selection.
I think Richard Branson shows a good sense of humor here.
Leipers’ Fork resident and actress Ashley Judd believes her sister, country music star Wynonna Judd, is responsible for placing a GPS tracking device on a car owned by the movie star, according to a Franklin Police Department report. Ashley Judd, 45, told police that she suspected her elder sister of placing a tracking device on a silver Mini Cooper in early November as part of an ongoing custody dispute among the two and the driver of the car, whose name was redacted by police. “It is believed that the device was placed there in order to track their movement,” said the report. Dana McLendon, an attorney representing Wynonna Judd, declined to comment on the police documents. Hours after details of the report became public, the country singer tweeted that she was homesick and posted a picture with the following quote: “Be thankful for all you have, because you never know what will happen next.” Franklin police have declared the case inactive pending further leads. No charges have been filed from the incident. On Nov. 8, Ashley Judd’s Mini Cooper was taken to the Quick Muffler repair shop in Franklin where a large plastic box was found on the car’s rear passenger side, according to a statement the mechanic Tim Goodson gave police. Police found a cellular GPS tracking device in the box and determined it was registered to Janice Diane Swafford-Holt, a Nashville private investigator. Det. Dawn Bennett contacted Swafford-Holt to get more details about the device. After the detective talked with the private investigator, Wynonna Judd’s attorney called the detective and said the singer had hired the private investigator and had instructed the private investigator to buy the device, according to the police report. The police report said the device was given to Wynonna Judd who gave it to her ex-husband Arch Kelley, who allegedly placed the device on the vehicle. When police talked with Kelley, he denied any involvement. After confidential information about the Judds’ case was leaked to the media in November, Deputy Chief Mike Jordan was placed on suspension by police after other officers said he disclosed details from the incident.
Patrick Wilson\ \ Sean Connery\ \ Christopher Lee
Remember when they were going to make this with Vin Diesel and Nicole Kidman?
MADtv was always so much funnier. It's a travesty that chronically unfunny and non-witty SNL is the one left still standing. How is this possible?
The article is really good. Go to the link to read it. First paragraph: Edith Windsor’s living room is filled with mementos of a battle she never expected to wage. Growing up gay in America, Windsor, now 84, mostly kept a low profile with her sexuality beyond a vibrant circle of friends. But when her spouse Thea Spyer died in 2009, it triggered a series of events that prompted Windsor to fight for her rights in the U.S. Supreme Court—a fight that concluded with a landmark victory for gay marriage this year.
I know there's handful of us here on DL who watch.
Trying to get Air Jordan* vouchers.
Cody Walker has not replied to the request as yet. He lives in Oregon but is staying with his mother in Los Angeles, and the focus right now is on his family. “Right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving,” the source said. Pictures of Cody at Link. Think he can pull it off?
I left back in September. It wasn't easy. He just texted me the following less than an hour ago: Remember that I love you very, very much. I wish you all the success and happiness in the world, yo deserve it. Have a merry Xmas. You deserve it. Goodbye. I've been calling him non-stop since. He sounds like he is going to commit suicide. I am beside myself. I already called his mom and brother to tell them to call him. Neither has been able to get through just like me. I feel so helpless.
What is the word for "whore." When I asked a friend born in Greece he gave me the name of a mutual friend.
Legal opinions only, please.
The hiring of Britney Spears and Demi Lavato has actually brought in worse ratings than last year's debacle without them. Each episode pulls in lower ratings than the week before. Simon Cowell is up crap creek. This was his last chance to save the show, and "American Idol" has been DOA, and abandoned by him for the last couple of years. I wonder if Mariah and Nicki Minaj will bring in the ratings for AI. I said from the start that that could be a gamble that would pay off, and now we have the leaked footage of Minaj screaming at Carey that she's going to kill her. Anyway, Mariah is now the highest paid judge in reality television history. She got $18 million for the gig. Spears got the outrageous $15 million prior to her. Hiring Spears will be the worst decision of Cowell's entire career. That ain't chump change. While Mariah blew Spears' $$$ out of the water, Mariah has signed on for more episodes than her. "The Voice" is the hit, something Cowell is not part of it, and is jealous of. He hired Spears because The Voice has Aguilera. "The Voice" is getting higher ratings than X-Factor in rerun when it's played in the same timeslot on the competing network. So is America just sick of the talent show gimmick? If that's true, how do you explain "The Voice"? Spears is a has-been, and many don't want to tune in to see her. Lavato is a nobody, but people seem to have warmed up to her, even those who were not in her corner. "The Voice" is a fascinating concept in that the singers aren't seen when performing. They can't be judged on looks. "X-Factor USA" is bound to be cancelled right, or are the network execs going to see some pitiful numbers with the 18-48 demographic it gets and give it another round?
Paedophile rock star Ian Watkins will continue to rake in thousands of pounds in performance royalties even as he spends years behind bars. The former Lostprophets frontman could pocket an estimated £100,000 in royalty cash generated since he was arrested and charged last year. Watkins will be sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court, South Wales, on Wednesday this week. But he will still be in line for a continued stream of cash for his past work, ensuring he remains a wealthy man. His notoriety and renewed publicity when he is sentenced could even cause a cash generation spike as music sales and internet searches rise. The 36-year-old, from Pontypridd, admitted two counts of attempted rape on the baby of one female fan on the eve of a trial in Cardiff last month. Watkins also admitted conspiracy to rape the baby of another female fan, sexually touching a one-year-old and possessing and making child abuse videos. He also plotted sex abuse with the mothers of the babies in a series of text and internet messages. Both women, who cannot be named, will be sentenced with him. Disgust at the depths of his depravity has seen him transformed from celebrated rock star to being universally reviled. As his artistic activities continue to be broadcast around the world, however, royalty payments collected by the Performing Rights Society (PRS) and others will keep flowing in. Music lawyer Craig Brookes explained that as the band's lyricist Watkins would get a big cut of any fees generated. "The biggest income stream will almost certainly be publishing which, even if radio play has stopped, will still be pretty big," he told Wales on Sunday. He said: "So you're going to get money for plays in gyms and hairdressers and on juke boxes and all that stuff. "They will say, 'This is how much music is in the market place so it is likely you are due this amount.' "He will also get a publishing cut for any play Lostprophets have anywhere." Fans around the world continue to play Lostprophets music and video footage of the band remains popular on internet sites such as YouTube. The case, and Watkins' notoriety, could also be generating a substantial pick up in album sales for the band he fronted. "The records could be earning a substantial amount. It could easily have translated to 100,000 or 200,000 extra sales," Mr Brookes said. He added: "It could be over £100,000 easily. It could be less, but there will be another spike when he gets sentenced, in terms of money generated - because of clips when the story breaks, then there will be a spike in online activity. "And there are going to be PRS payments because the music is out there."
There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions of mainstream nutrition. (details for each can be found at the link) 1. Eggs Are Unhealthy 2. Saturated Fat is Bad For You 3. Everybody Should be Eating Grains 4. Eating a Lot of Protein is Bad For Your Bones and Kidneys 5. Low-Fat Foods Are Good For You 6. You Should Eat Many Small Meals Throughout The Day 7. Carbs Should Be Your Biggest Source of Calories 8. High Omega-6 Seed and Vegetable Oils Are Good For You 9. Low Carb Diets Are Dangerous 10. Sugar is Unhealthy Because it Contains “Empty” Calories 11. High Fat Foods Will Make You Fat
Someone wrote a fake tweet and she is enraged! Enraged! E N R A G E D !!
It's like a perfect Internet storm.
I'm underemployed where I am (Texas) and I want to live easy -and frugally- in a nice location for the rest of my life. I want to live in some old peep's guest cottage and work PT at a book store. I want access to clean hospitals and grocery stores. I want to see green plants and feel non-Texas sunshine. No, I'm not Jewish. Any Boca opinions?
Starring all of DL's favs: Christian Bale Bradley Cooper Jeremy Renner Amy Adams AND Jennifer Lawrence You know Harvey is going to give this a big Oscar push.
Unless you’ve worked in retail, you’ve probably never heard of it. If you have worked in retail, then you know that sometimes, if you will, shit gets real. For some unfathomable reason, people poop in retail clothing stores, particularly in fitting rooms and inside the circular clothing racks called “rounders,” but other times they’ll just do it in a corner or, perversely, on the floor right next to the toilet. [rest of the story at link]
A North Carolina state senator launched a Twitter firestorm after he sent out a tweet saying President Obama’s Affordable Care Act has done more damage than acts committed by Nazis, Soviets, and terrorists combined. On Sunday, Republican legislator Bob Rucho claimed: Justice Robert's pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis,Soviets & terrorists combined. Several hours later, he responded to the criticism: Those that tweeted, put your thinking caps back on:"The PEN is mightier than the SWORD."Edward Bulwar-Lytton,1839. But surely you knew that. The state senator’s initial tweet provoked outrage on Twitter, with some asking for an immediate apology and calling for his resignation. Rucho’s comparison likens the Affordable Care Act to symbols of the most extreme political dictatorships and acts violence. The Nazis and Soviets were behind some of the most oppressive political regimes of the last century, and contributed to the deaths of millions upon millions of people. The fear and senseless violence wielded in acts of terror have forever changed American foreign policy. By comparison, Obamacare would insure nearly 40 million Americans who currently do not have health insurance, provide coverage for pre-existing conditions, and lower premiums by as much as $2,500. Earlier this year, Rucho was the primary sponsor of a bill to restrict North Carolina from setting up Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. The bill also rejected participating in the Medicaid expansion, blocking nearly 377,000 North Carolinians from Medicaid coverage. Rucho campaigned on the promise that he would “work to make healthcare more affordable and accessible,” in his home state. He also aims to “crack down on illegal immigration,” with his campaign website stating the state assembly should not “allow our legal residents to lose their opportunity for education, growth and job training,” by allowing “illegal immigrants to take their place in the local community college classroom.” A relatively new user of Twitter, Rucho has expressed his more inflammatory views since first tweeting about the health care law in October. “Economic predictions of higher health insurance premiums and lost jobs are a reality,” Rucho said in a October 4 tweet. “The implementation of Obamacare will cause more long term damage to the US economy than any government shut down.” Rucho has also asked what the president is “smoking” and marked the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death by declaring “JFK could have been the founder and leader of the Tea Party. The real democrat party has been hijacked.”
Eleanor Parker, 3-time Oscar nominee, dies at 91 Actress Eleanor Parker, a three-time Oscar nominee who played the scheming baroness in "The Sound of Music," has died at age 91.
First Filene's Basement, now this.
"The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane", starring Miss Jodie Foster.
Over the weekend, Barron Hilton — brother to Paris and Nicky, son of a hotel — got his ass kicked at a mansion in Miami allegedly at the behest of Lindsay Lohan. What a fantastic news story. According to the Hiltons, Barron and Lindsay were at a party for rich and gross people on Friday night when Lohan — who has miraculously managed to stay out of trouble since leaving rehab in August — overheard the boy Hilton trashing her. Later in the night, Barron was attacked by an unknown man in what the Hiltons say was retaliation ordered by Lohan. Though it now appears to be deleted, Paris issued a not-so-vague threat on Instagram (how the world turns!) regarding the attack, per the NY Daily News: "They both will pay for what they did. No one fucks with my family and gets away with it!!" Nicky Hilton also seemed to be alluding to the incident on Twitter, though I can't parse the tweets at all. Maybe you can do better. Or maybe not, whatever. Barron filed a police report after the incident, saying that Lohan egged on the attacker as he beat him up. Lohan's reps deny this, which I am and choosing to ignore as you also should. The feud between the Hiltons and Lohan dates all the way back to 2006 when an oily human named Brandon Davis called Lohan a "firecrotch" to paparazzi. Amazingly, neither side has quite yet figured out a way to milk television money out of this. But let's give them some more time.
Inquiring Minds Want To Know!
I'm watching his PBS travel show and it's absolutely hilarious. He constantly sounds like he should be a nellie choreographer in a 30s musical: "All right, on your toes, girls!" It's jawdropping to me he's a divorced heterosexual.
Why was the public so fascinated by her?
Has anyone seen her on that long-assed commercial, advertising some kind of miracle make-up? She looks exactly the same as she did on One Day at a Time. It's almost eerie. What does she know the rest of us, don't?
Does this mean I can't swallow cum anymore? Might be a deal breaker ...
at her Brooklyn home
Damn, these guys are fine!!!! They seem pretty monogamous, with those bodies, it''s tough to believe. Hope they are. That must be some amazing sex they have. I''m jealous. Sigh. SFW.
From today's WASHINGTON POST ..... The two sisters had to be separated by an entire room during a 1979 Oscar winners’ reunion. A year earlier, she had told the Hollywood Reporter, “I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it!”
Recent anti-gay propaganda laws in Russian have made LGBT life dangerous. This documentary looks at modern gay life in my home country. I am currently finishing a feature length documentary "Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda" about gay life in modern Russia. Since growing up as a confused gay child in the former Soviet Union, it has been my dream to show the world a vision of what it is like to be a member of the LGBT community in my former homeland. As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. Antigay sentiment and legislation are spreading rapidly throughout the country. Earlier this year, the Russian parliament passed a ban on so-called “gay propaganda” that effectively makes nearly any public discussion of gay equality a crime. The city of Moscow has outlawed Gay Pride parades for the next 100 years. Adoption of Russian children is forbidden to citizens of any foreign country that permits gay marriage. And legislation is now being considered that would permit the Russian government to remove gay people’s children from their homes. The Kremlin has chosen the LGBT community as its scapegoat in a populist campaign against supposedly decadent “Western” values, and there are ominous signs of much worse to come. Violent attacks against Russian gays or suspected gays are more and more common. Videos of young LGBT people being taunted and tortured have been widely distributed on the Internet. Those are the stories that get the headlines, but there is much more to the Russian LGBT men and woman I have met. It is my hope that this documentary will educate viewers to their reality....
Trailer for the new season is out; the first episode premieres on Monday, June 3 at 10 PM on MTV. Picking up a couple of months after the conclusion of Season 2 (the teens are in their junior year), the season opens with a pack of Alphas arriving in town to recruit(?) Derek, threatening and killing everything in their path. At 24 episodes (twice the size of previous seasons), this season will explore Scott growing into his role as an Alpha, Derek's and the Hale family's past (and werewolf lore), and a number of possible love interests for everyone. Hot shirtless guys still abound (with the exception of Colton Haynes / Jackson, who left the show) with plenty of homoerotic innuendo, though apparently the comic / slash-fueling interactions between fan-faves Stiles and Derek are fewer and farther between this time around. I guess to make up for it, there's a developing relationship (and explicit love scene) involving one of the Alpha twins, Ethan, and gay nice-guy Danny. In other news, Stiles / Dylan O'Brien has grown out his hair, which was pretty much the most distracting part of the trailer.
I''m editing a group paper and I can''t get over how fucking useless my classmates are. We''re in grad school and it''s been pounded in our heads from day one: use APA-sytle. Yet I''ve been spending the past hour researching proper sources and revising punctuation...all because supposedly intelligent people can''t follow simple directions. \ \ A friend was complaining about a similar situation several months ago (she was putting way more effort into the group project than her classmates)...is this the new norm? I would be completely embarrassed to turn in the high school-level shit these people had the nerve to submit.\ \ Wow.
How was season 1 "lost"??!
I've been waiting for at least an hour now but the doctor stil hasn't come; I regret ever coming. Ever had this experience?
Watching Trace Adkins raise so much on CA, it had me thinking this group is way overfunded for what it and its volunteers actually spend on relief. For example, the Red Cross raised over $486 million on behalf of victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. They say they've spent $250 million. What about the other $280 million? The Red Cross says it has "long term" plans for that money. Do they really need more money from Celebrity Apprentice?
Vodka, not eating, and screaming at the walls until I passed out. I have a 30" waist again! Thank you Judy!
The 34" Waist That Got Away
I just won an Oscar today. Back in the race.
Go to the site below, record, post and then see if people can tell what part of the country/world you're from....
Seriously, what is going on with the DL admin people?
Where does this little demigod live? Any 'scort reviews?
There's a moral in here somewhere.
A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program is likely unconstitutional, Politico reports. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said that the agency's controversial program, first unveiled by former government contractor Edward Snowden earlier this year, appears to violate the Constitution's Fourth Amendment, which states that the "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated." “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying it and analyzing it without judicial approval,” Leon wrote in the ruling. The federal ruling came down after activist Larry Klayman filed a lawsuit in June over the program. The suit claimed that the NSA's surveillance “violates the U.S. Constitution and also federal laws, including, but not limited to, the outrageous breach of privacy, freedom of speech, freedom of association, and the due process rights of American citizens." (read full ruling at link)
The new season starts tonight... will it recover after the world's suckiest season finale last year? Will "Neverland" save this show? Will the spin-off survive? Will Henry be found and saved? Will Mr. Gold forever be evil? Does anyone in here still watch or care?
A recent viewing of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" convinced me that if the Razzies had existed in 1962, Bette and Joan''s performances would''ve seemed like a competition for Worst Actress. \ \ Was either one ever delusional enough to consider herself a peer of Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, or Barbara Stanwyck?
Please provide a reason for your responses. This thread is only about elegance not other qualities of the cities. You define "elegance", although your definition is subject to the criticism and bitchery of others.
are you or someone you know in greedy pursuit of cock at all given moments of the day?
Me... The Harmony-seeking Idealist Harmony-seeking Idealists are characterised by a complex personality and an abundance of thoughts and feelings. They are warm-hearted persons by nature. They are sympathetic and understanding. Harmony-seeking Idealists expect a lot of themselves and of others. They have a strong understanding of human nature and are often very good judges of character. But they are mostly reserved and confide their thoughts and feelings to very few people they trust. They are deeply hurt by rejection or criticism. Harmony-seeking Idealists find conflict situations unpleasant and prefer harmonious relationships. However, if reaching a certain target is very important to them they can assert themselves with a doggedness bordering on obstinacy. Harmony-seeking Idealists have a lively fantasy, often an almost clairvoyant intuition and are often very creative. Once they have tackled a project, they do everything in their power to achieve their goals. In everyday life, they often prove to be excellent problem solvers. They like to get to the root of things and have a natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. At the same time, they are practically oriented, well organised and in a position to tackle complex situations in a structured and carefully considered manner. When they concentrate on something, they do so one hundred percent - they often become so immersed in a task that they forget everything else around them. That is the secret of their often very large professional success. As partners, harmony-seeking idealists are loyal and reliable; a permanent relationship is very important to them. They seldom fall in love head over heels nor do they like quick affairs. They sometimes find it very difficult to clearly show their affection although their feelings are deep and sincere. In as far as their circle of friends is concerned, their motto is: less is more! As far as new contacts are concerned, they are approachable to only a limited extent; they prefer to put their energy into just a few, close friendships. Their demands on friends and partners are very high. As they do not like conflicts, they hesitate for some time before raising unsatisfactory issues and, when they do, they make every effort not to hurt anyone as a result. Adjectives that describe your type introverted, theoretical, emotional, planning, idealistic, harmony-seeking, understanding, peace-loving, sensitive, quiet, sympathetic, conscientious, dogged, complicated, inconspicuous, warm-hearted, complex, imaginative, inspiring, helpful, demanding, communicative, reserved, vulnerable
"told ya I was hardcore!' ` Martha
If yo could have sex with one of them, who would you pick?
Whoever heard of such a thing?!?
Neither President Francois Hollande nor any top French official will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday. Fabius offered no explanation for the move. The decision to hold the Winter Olympics in Russia has been criticised in France due to concerns about human rights abuses and a law passed in June that bans "gay propaganda" which critics say discriminates against homosexuals.
Does it feel like an extention of NYC or a suburb of New Jersey? Is it culturally and racially separate from the rest of PA? Is it another Detroit?
… then expect you to see them when they make hand gestures for you to walk in front of their cars at a busy intersection. Just now, in the cold, I stood on the corner waiting for this dick to make a left turn. He was in the middle of the street with cars honking behind him (one peeled out around him and almost hit me). Eventually, he rolled down his black window and yelled at me "I'VE BEEN MOTIONING FOR YOU TO GO AHEAD, ASS HOLE" and then hit his accellerator -- presumably to show me what an ingrate I am and that I should be grateful to him largesse… instead of just standing there freezing… because I take pedestrian safety seriously in bad weather and didnt want to walk out into a busy street in front of a 2,500-pound car whose driver I couldn't see.
Did you grow up dirt poor but now you're filthy rich? Were you a beautiful child who blossomed into an ugly adult? Were you a srict moral person but now you cheat on your taxes, partner, etc.?
She keeps a very low profile. Any gossip????
Deal With it Bitches!
Fantastic sight gags.
is she really as awful as she's made out to be?
What is happening here on DL? There is a new 900 page Barbara Stanwyck biography by Victoria Wilson, and unless I'm missing something, no one on DL has mentioned it. The book is actually the first volume of the bio that Wilson is writing, and deals with the years 1907 - 1940. It covers her marriage to Frank Fay, her romance with Frank Capra, who made her a star, and second marriage to Robert Taylor. The reviews I have read say nothing about Stanwyck as a lesbian. Maybe Stanwyck didn't turn to the ladies for love until later in life.
I''m thinking, at the most, six times.
or is it staged? I'm not sure what the laws are there. I sometimes find it depressing to watch, which can make it unfappable.
(CNN) -- To the families of the victims, Ethan Couch was a killer on the road, a drunken teenage driver who caused a crash that left four people dead. To the defense, the youth is himself a victim -- of "affluenza," according to one psychologist -- the product of wealthy, privileged parents who never set limits for the boy. To a judge, who sentenced Couch to 10 years' probation but no jail time, he's a defendant in need of treatment. The decision disappointed prosecutors and stunned victims' family members, who say they feel that Couch got off too easy. Prosecutors had asked for the maximum of 20 years behind bars. "Let's face it. ... There needs to be some justice here," Eric Boyles, who lost his wife and daughter, told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Wednesday night. "For 25 weeks, I've been going through a healing process. And so when the verdict came out, I mean, my immediate reaction is -- I'm back to week 1. We have accomplished nothing here. My healing process is out the window," he said. Lawyers for Couch, 16, had argued that the teen's parents should share part of the blame for the crash because they never set limits for the boy and gave him everything he wanted. According to CNN affiliate WFAA, a psychologist called by the defense described Couch as a product of "affluenza." He reportedly testified that the teen's family felt wealth bought privilege, and that Couch's life could be turned around with one to two years of treatment and no contact with his parents. Couch was sentenced by a juvenile court judge Tuesday. If he violates the terms of his probation, he could face up to 10 years of incarceration, according to a statement from the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office. Judge Jean Boyd told the court she would not release Couch to his parents, but would work to find the teen a long-term treatment facility. "There are absolutely no consequences for what occurred that day," said Boyles. "The primary message has to absolutely be that money and privilege can't buy justice in this country." His wife, Hollie Boyles, and daughter, Shelby, left their home to help Breanna Mitchell, whose SUV had broken down. Brian Jennings, a youth pastor, was driving past and also stopped to help. All four were killed when the teen's pickup plowed into the pedestrians. Couch's vehicle also struck a parked car, which then slid into another vehicle driving in the opposite direction. Two people riding in the bed of the teen's pickup were tossed in the crash and severely injured. One is no longer able to move or talk because of a brain injury, while the other suffered internal injuries and broken bones. "There is nothing the judge could have done to lessen the suffering for any of those families," said defense attorney Scott Brown, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. "(The judge) fashioned a sentence that is going to keep Ethan under the thumb of the justice system for the next 10 years," he said. "And if Ethan doesn't do what he's supposed to do, if he has one misstep at all, then this judge, or an adult judge when he's transferred, can then incarcerate him." Earlier on the night of the accident, June 15, Couch and some friends had stolen beer from a local Walmart. Three hours after the crash, tests showed he had a blood alcohol content of 0.24, three times the legal limit, according to the district attorney's office. "We are disappointed by the punishment assessed but have no power under the law to change or overturn it," said Assistant District Attorney Richard Alpert. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and we regret that this outcome has added to the pain and suffering they have endured." It is very rare, but not impossible, for prosecutors to challenge the sentence on the ground that it was too lenient, CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin said. "To give him a pass this time given the egregious nature of his conduct -- four deaths -- is just incomprehensible," she said. (Continued....)
I thought it was all such bullshit (and yes I am Chinese); there were more people outside Tibet who wanted Tibet to separate than those inside Tibet. It was all rubbish pioneered by a mean-spirited monk who wears glasses (who many people in the U.S. think look cute). Thoughts?
Ozzy Osbourne "Disgusted" By Anti-Gay Church Using His Music Today 5:15 PM PDT by Erik Pedersen Ozzy Osbourne sounds ready to bite somebody's head off. The British rock god released a statement saying he was "disgusted" by a Kansas-based church's choice to play his music on the steps of the United States Supreme Court today. "I am sickened and disgusted by the use of 'Crazy Train' to promote messages of hate and evil by a 'church,'" said Ozzy, referring to the iconic song off 1980's Blizzard of Ozz. And lest you think he was peeved about the organist playing Randy Rhoades' riff in the choir loft, read on... The church in question is Westboro Baptist Church, a group known less for its choir than for its noisy, anti-gay protests staged at the funerals of U.S. soldiers, regardless of the fallen's sexual orientation. The small congregation, which chants things like "You're Going to Hell" and other feel-bad sentiments because it somehow associates dead soldiers with homosexuality in general, has garnered more attention now that their activities have turned into a free speech debate. The father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, whose funeral attracted Westboro protesters, was awarded $5 million after suing the group and its founder Fred Phelps for emotional distress. The church appealed the ruling and the case is now going to be reviewed by the Supreme Court. Which is where two of Phelps' adult daughters quoted Ozzy in song, singing, "You're going straight to hell on your crazy train." They looked pretty pleased with themselves for thinking that one up, too. Maybe something from Ozzy's Diary of a Mad Man would have been more appropriate.
Never was there a movie with more straight men who pinged like uranium before a Geiger counter. Victor Mature, Henry Wilcoxon, George Sanders... pingPINGpingPINGpingPINGpingPING!\ \ I''m amazed this was one of Hedy Lamarr''s last leading roles in film--she really looks beautiful here. \ \ I''m also amazed that Paramount and DeMille used such cheap sets and costumes. They look like they''re from a high school production.
After reading many thread topics and replies, it seems a majority of posters here are of a certain age. (Whether we like to admit this or not) Is this because older people can relate to the thread topics more? If so, why don't younger guys start a thread or reply? Why are younger DL guys few and far between?
so says crawl on MSNBC (on TV).\ \ No link yet
Old-school NYC French restaurant. Tableside Dover sole...caviar...wine. I am in heaven! I feel rich! This is NY folks.
By popular demand! Let the Nadal's ass vs the Rest of the World flame war continue!
Can someone tell me what's so great about copper pots & pans that makes them so expensive?
It's important, and the other thread got closed... so present away, men!
CANNES, France, May 24, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Jackson, singer, songwriter, actress, advocate, and author walked the red carpet tonight in Cap d'Antibes, France at the Cinema Against AIDS (amfAR) event being held in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival. Ms. Jackson glowed in a Pucci by Peter Dundas gown, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti and jewelry by Pomellato. Jackson, who recently inked a film production deal with Lionsgate, served as the amfAR co-chair with actor Alec Baldwin and singer Kylie Minogue, and is said to be in the beginning stages of a new album.
Four buildings evacuated.
She was 95 and made her mark as the femme fatale in such 1940s film noir classics as Lady in the Lake, The Set-Up and High Wall.
I swear those kids will do anything to get our of exams.
I want to love it here. But somehow...it depresses me. The neighborhoods are huge and meandering...nothing is close by. It's foggy all the time. I feel like a woman in menopause -- it's hot one moment, freezing the next. Crazy people are everywhere. Downtown is barren and depressing. The outlying areas are brown, barren, and lonesome, sort of like the Wild West. I miss the East Coast. :(
Jesus take the wheel! Carrie Underwood isn't letting "Sound of Music Live!" critics get her down. The country singer has slammed "mean people" via Twitter on the very same day the film's original star, Kym Karath, bashed Underwood for her acting chops. Karath played Greti von Trapp in the 1965 musical film "The Sound of Music." "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus," 30-year-old Underwood wrote via Twitter on Friday, Dec. 6. "They will be in my prayers tonight...1 Peter 2:1-25." The Bible scripture Underwood cites states to "rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind." Underwood responded to "mean people" just hours after the Internet exploded with some harsh words about the show. Karath was one of many to comment about the live event, and slammed the singer for landing the role of Julie Andrews' Maria von Trapp. At the time, Karath was watching the three-hour program with former costars Charmian Carr (Liesl von Trapp) and Angela Cartwright (Brigitta von Trapp.) "Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special," Karath tweeted during the live performance on Thursday. "So far only happy with Stephen Moyer." ("True Blood" star Moyer played Christopher Plummer's Captain von Trapp.) "Must admit some scenes are actually painful to watch." She added: "Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong." Despite snarky tweets from viewers, Underwood shared her excitement for how well the production went shortly after the curtain closed. "Glory to God tonight...I couldn't be more proud," she tweeted. "What a tough thing to pull off and we did it! I am so blessed!!!" "Sound of Music Live!" ultimately pulled in 18.47 million viewers for NBC.
It started great and became crap. Diagnosis: not enough homoerotica.
Just tell me the truth, no jokes. He has several kids and is usually seen out with pretty women but various people here have said he is gay. Does anyone really know or have proof? Thanks!
Vlogger Mark Miller, conducted a very non-scientific survey asking random college girls if they thought he was gay based on his appearance and in doing so helped break down some gay stereotypes. Watch the video at the link:
I love this series... so under-appreciated. One of the funniest things on TV, period. I CAN'T WAIT!
Best Picture "American Hustle" "Captain Phillips" "Dallas Buyers Club" "Gravity" "Her" "Inside Llewyn Davis" "Nebraska" "Saving Mr. Banks" "12 Years a Slave" "The Wolf of Wall Street" Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips" Spike Jonze, "Her" Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave" David O. Russell, "American Hustle" Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street" Best Actor Christian Bale, "American Hustle" Bruce Dern, "Nebraska" Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave" Tom Hanks, "Captain Phillips" Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club" Robert Redford, "All Is Lost" Best Actress Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" Sandra Bullock, "Gravity" Judi Dench, "Philomena" Brie Larson, "Short Term 12" Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County" Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks" Best Supporting Actor Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips" Daniel Brühl, "Rush" Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle" Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave" James Gandolfini, "Enough Said" Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best Supporting Actress Scarlett Johansson, "Her" Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle" Lupita Nyong’o, "12 Years a Slave" Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County" June Squibb, "Nebraska" Oprah Winfrey, "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" Best Young Actor/Actress Asa Butterfield, "Ender’s Game" Adèle Exarchopoulos, "Blue Is the Warmest Color" Liam James, "The Way Way Back" Sophie Nélisse, "The Book Thief" Tye Sheridan, "Mud" Best Acting Ensemble "American Hustle" "August: Osage County" "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" "Nebraska" "12 Years a Slave" "The Wolf of Wall Street" Best Adapted Screenplay "August: Osage County" "Before Midnight" "Captain Phillips" "Philomena" "12 Years a Slave" "The Wolf of Wall Street" Best Original Screenplay "American Hustle" "Blue Jasmine" "Her" "Inside Llewyn Davis" "Nebraska"
Meet Russ and Matt, our two new favorite gay Marines. Russ, is a gay Marine YouTube vlogger, who has over 9,300 subscribers to his YouTube channel. In a recent vlog, he and his boyfriend talked about how they met, at a Starbucks surprise surprise, and answer some of their fans questions. With the recent drop of the don’t ask don’t tell policy, it is a beautiful thing to see our brave men and women of the armed forces out and proud!
I'm convinced this guy I went to high school with is closeted. 1. He was QB of the football team, but never had a girlfriend. (Before that he was the kicker - I know practically NOTHING about football but according to my straight gay-friendly ex-linebacker friend that's a flag right there.) 2. Was always taking care of his body and working out. But was never pursuing anyone of either gender. 3. Teased me a lot, but would mix it up and be oddly nice to me. While I was not a flamer in high school I definitely came off as "not really into girls". I never fit in - my teenage years were pretty friendless. 4. Not married, no girlfriend ever. At all. 5. And this one takes the cake and seals the deal for me - just entered a Catholic seminary. Never seemed that religious. Thoughts? He's from a very rich, Repub/conservative family and I think he's doing the priest thing to avoid having to deal with accepting who he really is because he can hide behind the cloth. (Is clotheted a word?) To be honest I am jealous of today's kids because even though it wasn't that long ago, nobody was out when I was that age. In my day college was when everyone became gaygaygay. (Or temporarily bi until you got out of college and decided that was just for show.) Now it's high school. Lucky little bastards.
On a scale of 1-10, how hot do you find him?
You just never know how low these people will stoop... Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s official “campaign team” sent an email to the potential donors in which his deputy, Taylor Palmisano, asked supporters to forgo purchasing presents for their children in lieu of donating to his reelection effort. “Instead of venturing into the cold this Black Friday,” it began, “stay in and give your children a gift that will keep on giving. This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores. Donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits.” It continued by noting that any “electronics or toys” that parents buy for their children “will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season,” whereas a contribution to the Walker reelection effort will help to create “a Wisconsin as great as the one [Walker] grew up in.” Raw Story contacted both Taylor Palmisano and the Friends of Scott Walker, but as of 9:12 a.m. EST has not received a response.
I'm predicting it. None of the others potentially nominated - previous winners Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson, in addition to whoever will occupy Slot Number Five (previous Oscar winners Judi Dench and Sandra Bullock; previous nominee Amy Adams; TV Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus) - are going to win the 2013 best-actress over Cate Blanchett. It doesn't hurt the past two years have seen repeat lead winners: Meryl (2011) and Daniel Day-Lewis (2012). With Cate, it's stepping up from a prior supporting win (2004) to the category in which we know she belongs.
With Ed Helms as Leslie Neilsen, Jessica Timberlake as Priscilla Presley and Craig Robinson as OJ Simpson.
Or Beyonic? She works like a machine!
For the final two episodes, now that the second thread has maxed out. Where do we have left to go? Will Judy (formerly Sister Jude) get out of Briarcliff? Will Lana get it closed down? Who is Johnny's (the Dylan McDermot character's) mother and father? What about the aliens? How did Grace come back to life, and what is the deal with her baby? What about Alma and her baby?
I was invited to go with a friend, and it looks to be a good time. But not just any outfit will do. Thoughts? We've both NEVER been to anything like this before.
Did she kill Spider Sabich with malice aforethought?
New book trailer in which he shows his love for Gary Shteyngart.
Please link a photo too.\ \ Mine was Tom Brock, in 1986 (I was 20). That really dates me.
I mean seriously. I was just at a movie, and I was forced to watch over 40 minutes of commercials before I actually got to see the actual movie. And they lied. They said the movie is about to come up about twice and they showed commercials after that. What the fuck. I paid fucking 10 bucks to be in the fucking theatres to watch these fucking trash commercials. I felt like throwing my popcorn at the fucking screen.
I'm linking to a cerebral-for-Datalounge legal blog. Thought-provoking arguments especially in light of the case of the Oregon(?) bakers who refused to bake a gay wedding cake.
My partner loves it, and insists on watching it every year. It is so fucking depressing. We all grow older and colder, and then we die. We can't hear the Christmas bell because we are miserable old cunts. Happy fucking movie. Almost as happy as that stupid fucking 'mama needs new shoes before she dies on Christmas ruining the holidays forever for me' song. Who the fuck thinks of this shit?
Family blames Rach.
By Steven Zeitchik December 15, 2013, 12:41 p.m. Tom Laughlin, the maverick actor and filmmaker best known for the "Billy Jack" films, has died. He was 82. Laughlin died Thursday in Thousand Oaks, his family announced. Laughlin had been married to actress Delores Taylor since 1954 and also had several ill-fated runs for president. But he was best known for the "Billy Jack" films, which also starred Taylor. In 1967, he wrote and directed (under the pseudonym T.C. Frank) and starred in "The Born Losers," a motorcycle exploitation film that became a big box-office hit. It introduced the world to the part-Native American Vietnam veteran title character. The 1971 sequel, the vigilante-themed "Billy Jack," was, after a legal battle with studio Warner Bros., released independently. It also became a box-office smash, though it generated controversy for its suggestion of guns and violence as a justice-seeking tool. Laughlin co-produced and starred in all four "Jack" films, including the little-seen final one, 1977's "Billy Jack Goes to Washington." The third film, "The Trial of Billy Jack," was one of the first movies to get a major television and national advertising push. Laughlin was also known for his activisim -- he started a Montessori preschool and ran for president on three occasions. He had spoken in recent years of trying to bring the Jack character back to the big screen.
So... what's going on here?
Which is better?\ \ Need some fresh poppers... help!
Two polls... one at the link (the official one) and another DL version here so we can see how we differ from the public and large... VOTE!
I just turned down a managerial position with a large multinational manufacturing company. The process, which involved four interviews, took four months to complete an offer. The people seemed generally engaging and competent, but the HR really shot them in the foot. They would frequently go to radio silent, ignore reasonable follow-up status requests, and then quickly schedule the next step in the process - usually with very little warning. After the final interview, I heard nothing (had follow ups ignored) and then they offered me a job five weeks later. They could not answer questions about PTO, bonus, or benefits, and it took another two and half weeks to generate a true offer letter. The company is well regarded or its products, and the salary was pretty good, but I turned them down. They were surprised when I told them it was because of their HR practices. Do companies really think they can play this game?
Michael Griffin worked at the Holy Ghost Preparatory School for 12 years teaching French and Italian. He said that although administrators, including the principal, knew he was gay, he never had any major conflict with the Catholic administrators until Friday. Griffin said he was fired on Friday after he had emailed administrators to tell them he was going to file for a marriage license and would be slightly late to work. Griffin said the school administrators told him that the email sent on the school email server made his relationship public and therefore they had to fire him if he decided to go through with the marriage. In a statement sent to ABC News from McCloskey and Holy Ghost Preparatory School, the school president said Griffin was fired for violating the terms of his contract by deciding to marry a partner of the same sex. "Unfortunately, this decision contradicts the terms of his teaching contract at our school, which requires all faculty and staff to follow the teachings of the Church as a condition of their employment," McCloskey said in the statement. "In discussion with Mr. Griffin, he acknowledged that he was aware of this provision, yet he said that he intended to go ahead with the ceremony. Regretfully, we informed Mr. Griffin that we have no choice but to terminate his contract effective immediately."
I thought it was entertaining and had some genuinely funny parts.
Even if you live in the suburbs, there must be something that annoys you.
and STILL Hot!
It's so odd.
Would you see it is an attractive campus aesthetically? How is the neighborhood? Safe?
Gurl, the way Mizz Dionne handled that reporter when confronted about her bankruptcy! (News footage starts at the 2:48 mark!) In the words of Paul Mooney: DEE-VAH!
It's very frustrating as feminine gay woman who is attracted to the same to see these sexually ambivalent women in the bars. Yes, I live in L.A. so they are the minority, but still they ruin the vibe. Especially when they are of the stud variety who come on to ladies like 14 yr old boys! No class, no decorum. THEY SCARE ME!!
Just finished watching the entire series on DVD. Well done, but I understand why it wasn''t renewed. I almost didn''t watch the second disc of episodes; it was SO uncomfortable.\ \ Five years ago it showed the foolishness of every agreeing to a reality show. Makes me think someone like Reichen, who''s done several, has serious issues.\ \ And Kellan Lutz. Sigh! He doesn''t seem like he can spell his own name, but I still want him.
He looks AMAZING at 40! Even better than he did on "Saved By The Bell" like 20 years ago. I wonder what his secret is? Anyone know?
She killed him right and made her daughter Cheryl take the rap-thinking she was child and could call it defense of others. Or did Cheryl do the deed, by herself or with her mother's help?
I've always wanted to vist India since I read Forster's A Passage to India at college. But the more I read about the country, the more revolted I become. I've just finished reading "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" about the Indian slums which makes you feel like India is living in the Middle Ages with the grinding, hopeless poverty and a caste system that makes slavery look benign by comparison. Then there is the story of a 23 yer old woman gang raped on a bus, revealing appalling misogyny by the police and the courts who pressure women to drop rape allegations. Does anyone ave eperiences travelling in India? It sounds like hell on earth.
India bans gay sex in Supreme Court shock ruling 11th December 2013, 9:37 AM, Scott Roberts India's highest court has upheld a colonial-era law which criminalises gay sex, in what activists have described as a "black day" for gay rights. The Supreme Court threw out a 2009 New Delhi High Court decision that ruled the law was unconstitutional. The law change could see gay people jailed for up to ten years. "Such a decision was totally unexpected from the top court. It is a black day," said Arvind Narrain, a lawyer for the Alternative Law Forum gay rights group. "We are very angry about this regressive decision of the court." Ashok Row Kavi, of the activist group Humsafar Trust, said: "This is a very sad day for us, we are back to square one in our fight for the democratic rights of the gay community." The Supreme Court stated that only India's Parliament could change the law, by deleting a section of the penal code dating back to the 19th century, thus ruling that the Delhi High Court had overstepped its powers with its decision four years ago. Section 377 of India's penal code bans "sex against the order of nature", which is widely interpreted to mean gay sex, and can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. The rule dates back to the days of British colonial rule in India. "One would never expect the supreme court of India to make such a retrograde order, that is so against the trend internationally," said rights lawyer Colin Gonsalves. "This takes us back to the dark ages. This is a day of mourning for us in India." India’s law minister, Kapil Sibal, said he could not comment on the judgment and did not say if the government planned to seek an amendment to the law. But it seems unlikely the government will risk taking a stand on the issue in the short term. General elections are coming up in May in largely socially conservative India, and the Hindu nationalist opposition is already gathering momentum. The 2009 ruling to exempt gay sex between consenting adults from the ban was the result of a case brought by the Naz Foundation, an Indian sexual rights organisation, which fought a legal battle for almost a decade. Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through the streets of New Delhi last month in a call to end LGBT stigmatisation and discrimination in India. In October, over a hundred people took part in Gujarat's first ever gay pride march in the city of Surat.
I'm sure there will be absolutely NO disagreements!!
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