These were the people I asked to come over Sunday at 9 for drinks & to watch "Game of Thrones" (they don't have cable) who would have brought their dog had I warned them not to. The friend just emailed and told me his partner wanted to bring something, "perhaps a savory pie." I find dishes like that disgusting, and wrote back to him asking them not to bring anything, just themselves. He wrote again saying, "But my partner insists we bring something!" and I responded, "If you really want to bring something, just bring a simple snack... please, nothing elaborate, and please, please, nothing savory." I already regret inviting them over.
Damn, that sounds like pig meat heaven.
"I can't believe I ate the whole thing," says Smith.
Lawsuit alleges Singer “manipulated his power” to exploit 17-year-old boy “X-Men” director Bryan Singer is being accused of “sexual abuse” of a teenage boy in a lawsuit filed Wednesday, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii, plaintiff Michael Egan, who was named in a press release by his lawyers, was 17 when he was forcibly sodomized by Singer, among other accusations. The suit alleges Singer provided Egan with drugs and alcohol and flew him to Hawaii for sex on more than one occasion in 1999 and claims that Egan was not the only underage boy who was abused. The abuse allegedly began in 1998, shortly after Egan was lured to parties at a house in Encino, Calif. where a high school friend lived, the lawsuit claims. The house, known as the M & C Estate, was often the site of “notorious parties” where adult males allegedly preyed on young boys, the lawsuit claims. According to the lawsuit, Egan was a model and aspiring actor. The documents claim Singer told Egan at one such party that “the adults who resided in or frequented the M & C Estate controlled Hollywood and could decide whether Plaintiff's career aspirations and hopes would be realized” and was also present when Egan was warned to keep those men “happy.” The men supposedly told Egan they were sure he was homosexual according to their “gaydar,” even though Egan told them he was straight. Attorney Jeff Herman said he planned to file more lawsuits against Singer and others involved in the alleged parties. “Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” Herman said. “This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue.” A representative for Singer did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment. Herman previously represented the five plaintiffs who accused Sesame Street Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of sexually abusing them. Three of the suits were dismissed due to the statute of limitations running out, however, the plaintiffs vowed to appeal. One other plaintiff dropped his complaint, and a fifth plaintiff's suit is currently active. Clash resigned from Sesame Street in November 2012, after the second accuser filed suit against him. More to come…
Her name is Roxy. She has something called pyrometra. I think it mostly occurs in dogs, but my poor baby girl has it and she has to have surgery. I feel like a terrible daddy because I lost my job 2 months ago and I can't afford it. I actually started a site because I'm so desperate. I don't really expect people to donate but I'm at that point where I just can't stand to see her like this. She'll be so sweet, rolling around wanting me to rub her belly. Then she jumps up and runs off. She'll start howling in pain. She looks up at me and I know she's asking me for help and it breaks my heart that I can't do anything. I'm about to lose my apartment but I really don't even care about myself at this point. I feel like I'm letting her down and I feel terrible. I look at her and just start crying sometime. I know it's pathetic but I feel an obligation to her. I've had her since she ws a kitty and the thought of losing her depresses me beyond the point I thought was possible. Beyond my pathetic fundraising attempt does anyone know any organizations that help in this type of situation. I don't want my fuzzy girl to die because her owner is a loser who can't find a job.
The Infant of Prague
Damn! There have to be nude pics somewhere...
She says, "Saxophones don't belong in rock 'n' roll." But wasn't the first unofficial rock song considered to be Bill Haley & the Comets' "Rock Around the Clock"? And The Dave Clark 5 from the 1960s British Invasion featured a saxophone player in the band.
Thank you Datalounge, in advance. Y'all know everything!
What did you all think of the film? Had anyone ever been to the real Mineshaft? Thoughts? James Franco seems obsessed with gays. Discuss.
Now the news of the lasuit is out, all the birds have come home to roost! Great photo of one of his slutty pool parties.
Every day, it seems, there's a new controversy about some trans person getting offended by this, that, or some other incident. Indeed, the "offense" is often being committed by a fellow member of the, for lack of a better term, queer community. Several people have indicated that the Trans community has little in common with the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual community and that the T should be removed from the acronym. What say you?
I get the impression that Ginger was a B movie actress, otherwise there would be a massive manhunt near Hawaii to find her shipwreck. So she was no Angelina Jolie or Scarlet Johansson, was she more like a Blake Lively or a Jennifer Love Hewitt?
The new scripted drama premieres tonight. From the creator of "The Tudors" and starring former CK underwear model Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne. I'm going to give it a shot...early reviews are encouraging, and I'm guessing many of the male characters will be hot, in an uncivilized, possibly murderous yet emotionally conflicted way. Kind of like some of the guys I've known from real life. I want to see wanton pillaging and bedroom intrigue.
How come almost every article on Queerty is either about sex/hot guys.... or demonizing anyone with any conservative values at all and labeling them homophobes and haters? How childish and embarrassing. Where have all the intelligent, mature and reasonable gay men gone? The ones who don't have an immediate, hysterical, knee jerk reaction towards anyone who dare use certain key words and phrases (usually taken out of the context that they were meant) that the PC nuts have deemed verbotten? When RuPaul is accused of being phobic you know it's gone too far. I don't care what side of the fence you sit on, politically or religion or race. I just miss reasonable, intelligent gay men who you can have a conversation with, even if you end up disagreeing on something. They were around in the 70s and 80s.
8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act. Kentucky, for example, has dropped its uninsured by 40%. The news keeps getting better and better. The law has been quite a success, and it's still early. When will the Freepers give up their Don Quixote mission to stop people from getting affordable healthcare?
His contract is up, and he wants to produce more TV shows, including the Oscars.
Dustin was set to deliver the commencement address at his Alma mater Pasadena City College. But the offer has now been withdrawn, citing concerns about his sex life. Board President Anthony Fellow said. “We’ll be on the radio and on television. We just don’t want to give PCC (Pasadena City College) a bad name.” For his part Black has written an open letter (regarding his sex life and the photos that were leaked) which in part reads "old images from a far simpler time in my life, a time before digital camera phones and Internet scandals. They were photos of me with a man I cared for, a man who shared my Mormon background, and who was also struggling with who he was versus where he came from. And yes, we were doing what gay men do when they love and trust each other, we were having sex." Read the full letter below
"Another fact is the influence of hypergamy, which means that women typically choose a mate (husband or boyfriend) who earns more than she does. Men don't have the same preference for a higher-earning mate.' (Hey boys: Apparently this also applies to gay men unable to find husbands.)
ooh he hit a part II only took a year !
The bod's not bad for 50-something... The face...
These threads are where we at DL really excel. The conspiracy theories; the dark humor; the crying as we type.
His whole point is (and I'm paraphrasing, he doesn't actually say this) "What's the problem. We both like dick. I don't like pussy. Why wouldn't you want to get a Brazilian wax job from me. I mean a shave is a shave no matter who does it" Does he have a point? Story below
Keri Russell is in it. It's all 1980s Cold War bullshit. It's a Republican lovefest. Will people just let go of the Reagan era already? For fuck's sake. The title card has a hammer and sickle in it (Communist symbol). The show was created by a retired military guy. The shit written on IMDB's message board is a Republican wankfest. Tired of seeing the promos.
But don't do the speed limit. And when you're behind them flashing your lights for them to change lanes so you can pass, and they stay right where they are; what is their fucking problem? Do they need to be pulled over and slapped hard?
What do we think of her? Is she the new Mariah?
Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest. "It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can't let people get away with affecting our lives." She had initially remained silent after serving as a presenter with Matthew McConaughey at the March 2 Academy Awards because the comments were so painful, Novak said from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. "For days, I didn't leave the house, and it got to me like it gets kids and teenagers" who are attacked, she said. Trump tweeted during the Oscars that Novak should "sue her plastic surgeon," while others noted how unnaturally smooth-faced the veteran star of "Vertigo" and other classic films looked — even though actresses are pressured to look forever young. "I'm not going to deny that I had fat injections in my face. They seemed far less invasive than a face lift," Novak wrote in her letter, adding, "In my opinion, a person has a right to look as good as they can, and I feel better when I look better." Novak's Oscar night speech, which some observers characterized as halting, was the result of a pill she had taken to relax and a three-day fast, she said in her letter. Novak wasn't the only older actress targeted at the Oscars. She was disturbed, she said, when ceremony host Ellen DeGeneres singled out audience member Liza Minnelli, 68, and pretended to mistake her for a male impersonator. "Good job, sir," DeGeneres said. Novak said she retains dark memories of her years as a young actress in Hollywood, when she suffered from untreated bipolar disorder and was acutely sensitive to the industry's casual snideness and harsh reviews of her lesser films. But the Oscar sniping took her aback, Novak said, because she had been given such a gracious welcome during a visit last year to Cannes, France, and gets warm notes from fans. "I thought, 'Perhaps Hollywood is ready to receive me in a different way.' I was just not prepared for such a negative reaction and it just caught me off guard," she said. Comments spread fast and far online, she said, and people don't realize you're listening. "It goes over in such a public way now," she said. It was a commitment to appear at the TCM Film Festival last week that changed her mind about going public with her concerns. Novak, an artist with an upcoming exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, also showed one of her works, a "Vertigo"-related painting, at the festival. She was well received during her initial appearance but felt she had to "take the bull by the horns" and deal openly with the treatment of her and Minnelli, she said. Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne agreed to discuss it during an interview that preceded a festival screening Saturday of her film "Bell, Book and Candle." Novak, who said she takes medication for her disorder, decided afterward that she wanted to spread her message more widely and asked her longtime manager, Sue Cameron, to release the letter. "I realized that I had to stand up not only for myself but for other people that don't have the courage to do so," Novak said. "I feel like I have a mission."
I'm looking for a new city to move to. Is it cheap to live in Philly? Good job market? "Nature-y" stuff to do in the surrounding area? (hiking, kayaking, etc.)
Bonus points go for celebs who has serious scandals that we''ve "forgotten about" or anything, really. \ \ We can even discuss Mariska. OR Miss Kate Winslet.
needs a distraction
Target Chick-Fil-A K-Mart Wal-Mart Best Buy Traitor Joe's Whole Foods Michael's Circuit City Taco Bell Why??
He's hot, but that basket seems to be a little on the underwhelming side.
The show is a Saturday morning thing and every week, he rescues an adorable dog and trains it so it can have its new forever home. Brandon is HOT. I would sit, stay, heel, roll over and fetch for this hot fucker any day! Hell, I might even let him put a leash on me. (Well, no, but he's fucking hot.)
No one wants to get hard-boiled eggs. Ech. What are some original basket ideas that will blow them away? Candy seems boring. Maybe organic fruit and snacks? Some small toys and massage oil?
Will he work again?
Do people think you look younger than your real age? Do you look 5 years or 10 years younger than your actual number? What do you do to keep yourself looking youthful?
What did you run for, at what grade, and did you win. Why did you run for student office anyways? Share your stories here,
I don't have the highest expectations that it will be a particularly beautiful baby, but I'm happy for Hillary. Will being a granny persuade her to stay off the campaign trail?
Every time I turn on that channel, they are coming up with yet another new theory as to where it might be. How much longer can this go on?
Has anyone done this? Particularly has anyone here ever done a total reboot where you changed your life and initiated this diet? PLEASE, I'm not looking for advice on various diets of what worked for you outside of this and not in need of various suggestions on any weight loss or diet program outside of this. I'm simply interested in those here who've adopted a Mediterranean diet and how you went into it, and what a source for the easiest recipes might be to begin. Did I mention I don't spending a lot of time in the kitchen? ;-) Thanks everyone
A Competition in which you are asked to submit a familiar title or phrase, that with an added final word, takes an unexpected turn. For example: The Goldfinch: Recipes Sunday in the Park with George Zimmerman ...and so on.
Trapped her in a "chamber of horrors".
I'm curious because it seems like a lot of fashionistas rely on externals like clothes and shoes to define their style; they think that by wearing certain items they're shaping their personal style. But then you have people like Rihanna who, love her or hate her (and I'm just using her as a modern-day example), can wear a plastic bag and look like a star. It seems like style is more about bringing life and personality to your clothes than the other way around. Agree or disagree? I'm also curious to know who you all think has great personal style in this sense--i.e. someone who exudes style rather than being a clotheshorse.
How did Mrs. Howell have so many different outfits on the island if they were just suppose to have been out for a 3 hour tour when they were ship wrecked?
After manager tells her to stop screaming into her cell phone.
They make yoga and workout clothes. Why do these men wear their clothing?
How could she let THAT go?
Which is better? Haven't read either, and trying to decide which to start with first.
by: Mrs Patrick Campbell (Hollywood veteran) "Miss Keanu, along with Tammy Cruise, are two of David Geffen's 'corn-hole' sucess stories, that is, Geffen corn-holed both of them and then made them stars!" I believe you Mrs. Patrick Campbell...about Keanu and Tammy and David. But from what Van Sant said, HE had a longterm secretive affair with Keanu so, do you think David was jealous?
I want to retroactively go there.
Ever happened to you? I'm listening to people in Boston talk about what happened in the wake of last years events. Apparently several people were strip searched. I've been frisked, nothing more.
Will Audra's holiday Be Ruined by Audra's Holiday? Who's That Chorus Boy Climbing the Back Stairs Of The Belasco Every Night? It's Not Valentine's Day Will Terrence McNally Finally Have a Play Run Longer Than "The Ritz"? And Who's The Real Lady Staying At Casa Valentina? Go West, Young Man.
What's inside? Guess! Go!
Tom Daley: I’m definitely gay not bisexual 3rd April 2014, 10:45 AM; Scott Roberts Five months after saying he still fancied girls, Tom Daley says “I am a gay man now”. Speaking on ITV2′s Celebrity Juice the 19-year-old Olympic medalist also said his relationship with Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 39, is “all good”. Explaining why he initially suggested he was bisexual, Daley said: “I came out on YouTube as I wanted to say what I wanted to say without anyone twisting it. “I told my family before I told the world. I was terrified. I did not know what the reaction was going to be. “I did it on YouTube because people were constantly digging and asking questions.” Daley’s relationship with Black was exposed days after he posted the coming out video. “It really was love at first sight,” Daley told ITV’s Jonathan Ross after going public with their romance. “I’d never felt anything like it before. We were at a party and I hadn’t even spoken to him all night. “I didn’t know what to do or if he was gay at first. I made the first move, I typed ‘call me’ in his notes with a smiley face on this phone and the next day he texted.” Celebrity Juice airs tonight on ITV2 at 10pm.
A great weekend and now snow after midnight. Man, Mother Nature is a bitch this winter. WTF
Let's try not to get this thread closed down too...
Because the original was so popular. Original thread at link.
What are your thoughts?
Since the other threads are closed, here's a new one!
I don't know why women care so much about this career bullshit. It's all terribly overrated. I'd snag a rich husband (preferably one who works a lot), get my uterus removed, and kick the fuck back and enjoy life.
And his father is a 33 year veteran cop. What would cause this cute twink to stab people? See link below
How partisan is the Congressional Budget Office? It seems pretty bipartisan to me. Which is pretty surprising. Congress critters, the President, governors, etc. are easily bought off. I don't see how it'd be too hard to buy off the top guys at the CBO.
Know anyone involved? How are they? As gay mens choruses go, are they good? Typical?
I know some really brilliant gay guys. I also know some dim bulbs that have a deluded sense of their intelligence. Which one are you?
He was cast by him in 2 blockbuster movies, is exactly his type, and Singer has something of a reputation for using the casting couch, so it seems to add up.
He's supposed to be playing Bucky Barnes, a major badass in captain america but he's so abnormally subdued in interviews. Can anyone think of a reason why that is? What does he appear like to you?
I am sure it was closed last night. This morning I found it open. Now I'm afraid there's someone in the house. Would a garage door open on its own for no reason? Could it be the wind? What could have caused this??
Who are the actresses and actors (and directors and writers) who fucked themselves the worst, and lost the potential of great careers over a long period of time? Aside from the obvious picks of psychological messes such as Marilyn, and Montgomery Clift (who didn't do too bad even if they were self-destructive), who could have been better or bigger but threw it all away? I think Mickey Rourke had a lot more going for him than he ever managed to make happen. He killed it. KZJ may have picked up an underserved Oscar for reasons beyond my comprehension, but her combined mental and substance issues really screwed what could have been a wonderful career. Just go back to her big break in ZORRO and see how great she could have been. Bening fucked herself with that marriage. What was she thinking. THE GRIFTERS alone is evidence enough of someone who should have had a huge career, not just one that has always felt like "almost" and "yeah, but." AMERICAN BEAUTY should have had a series of similar accomplishments. Some people might include Winona Ryder here, but I think she's an example of someone who did well for no reason associated with talent. Inept at every turn. Her klepto mess was just the public piece of a great disorder that spared us even more bad performances, right? Glenda Jackson is a special case - she hit the top of her niche and stayed there a while, and then walked away. A rational career destruction.
I was in NYC in the '80s when it really fell out of favor with anyone who was younger or even slightly hip. It seemed to become less and less desirable, as downtown took over as the place where it was all happening. My little summarisation may be totally off the mark, but I wanted to get the ball rolling and that's sort of how I remember it. I was just wondering what it's like today. I'm guessing the mega-rich parts are even more meg-rich...but what about the peripheries?
Journalist Jo Becker has a new book out on the marriage equality movement. The revolution began, it appears, in 2008. And its Rosa Parks was a man you would be forgiven for knowing nothing about, Chad Griffin. Here’s how the book begins – and I swear I’m not making this up: This is how a revolution begins. It begins when someone grows tired of standing idly by, waiting for history’s arc to bend toward justice, and instead decides to give it a swift shove. It begins when a black seamstress named Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in the segregated South. And in this story, it begins with a handsome, bespectacled thirty-five-year-old political consultant named Chad Griffin, in a spacious suite at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco on election night 2008. After that surreal opening, the book descends into more jaw-dropping distortion.
Enough of this shit already! Some cunts set a bomb off. The brave people are the ones who fought back from their injuries and who suffered the loss of their loved ones and hunted down the bombers. Wearing tshirts and waving Red Sox banners doesn't make you "strong". What the fuck was the city supposed to do anyway, melt the fuck down and cease operations? Seriously, it's become the new "Stronger than the Storm" and "We Will Rebuild". We're going to be deluged with this crap the next 7 days so get ready. It's all going to be about how the city "came back" and is "stronger than ever" etc. etc. When did tragedies become tourism marketing campaigns and why would they make entire cities or states heroes for having lived through it when those people had nothing to do with surviving it?
I heard the end of a radio report. At an event, Hillary was asked what her greatest accomplishment was as SOS. Anyone know how she responded?
Number 15 in a saga.
Listen to me, people!
I work for a very large organization with people shifting to different roles/jobs often. The feeling is akin to being in a beehive. I'm isolated and disconnected in a sea of people. I see attractive men from time to time, and if there's any kind of "softness" to them, I wonder if they are gay, but you really can't be certain anymore. I feel the way I did on high school, that I was the only one like me. It makes me anxious and depressed. Are you the only gay person at your workplace? How do you deal?
to make teenagers forget he's a pathetic junkie who got beat up on Skid Row last week.
The original thread is almost full.
Or will they? Ever since the Havenettes reported themselves to the online tabs so they could get the attention and validation they lack in real life, there has been a low-level and very silly rumor that RPattz is still in love with KStew. But "sources" say RPattz isn't interested in dating -- after KStew, he's scared of all girls forever! But is it all just a ruse to cover the fact that little Burrito Sweatpea Pattinson could be born any day now? Will Havenette Vern ever get an editor for her self-published porn? Will Traceybelle wish death on more little girls? Come with all your theories and evidence here!
They've been letting her bark all night next door and she would pace outside by my bedroom window. I tried earphones and earplugs but it was a shrieking kind of sound, with howling. She was young, part retriever. I guess they were trying to get her to grow up. They're horrible people and I couldn't talk to them. No one else would do anything. People here aren't like that. Eventually someone just would have given her antifreeze of something. So I started tossing raw meatballs over the fence with a tiny amount of my Xanax and Diazepam in them, one each night around 10. It worked fine. But I guess there was a build up of something because Tuesday morning I heard screaming and they had found the dog dead with froth all over its face. The woman came to my door and asked if I had seen anything and then as much as asked if I did something. I said no of course not, I loved Shelly. (I would give her treats and even walked her when she was a puppy a few times before the people got weird) Now she's going all over accusing people. She says they're getting two pit bulls and if anything happens she's going to start civil war. Now I don't know what to do. Should I just go and tell her the truth? It was an accident. I could say I was trying to soothe the dog and it was a terrible mistake. If she gets pit bull they'll be barking all the time and I'll have to move, and I can't afford more rent. I'm afraid they'll hurt my cats, which Shelly never did. I have an understanding with my landlord and I'm worried. Can I be arrested if I confess? All I wanted was some sleep. I know how this sounds, but any ideas will be helpful. Has this ever happened to you?
I thought I was hungry for pizza tonight so I ordered Dominos. Turns out I was hungry for the delivery boy instead. His name was Jonathan and I wish my eyeballs could take pics so that I could show you guys the tight little ass on him as he turned & walked away. Well worth the price of the pizza just to watch that hot little piece walk back to his car. I miss him terribly already & secretly hope he spit in my food. Has anyone ever successfully propositioned a delivery guy before? Is that a real thing?
in Orange County no less!!
He's constantly playing clips of his staff harrassing and embarrassing and humiliating small town radio shows, local cable TV shows and such. He sits there and cackles with laughter and snarks these shows. As a matter of fact, he seems to love snarking poorer and less successful people. Why pick on low hanging fruit, especially those in his own industry? I'm coming to realize there's a reason so many people dislike the man.
Michael Alig, the quintessential party boy who reigned supreme over New York City’s gay party scene throughout the early ’90s, is due to be released from jail on May 5, according to a personal friend reporting for BlackBook. Alig is credited with fueling the early days of the “club kid” scene and throwing some of the greatest and most historical gay events in a pre-Giuliani New York City. His life and conviction inspired the Fenton Bailey-directed movie Party Monster, which detailed the events leading up to March 17, 1996 — the day Alig murdered and dismembered the body of his drug dealer Angel Melendez in the apartment they shared. Alig’s arrest was largely credited to Michael Musto’s unrelenting reporting for the Village Voice at the time. The investigation also led to the arrest of Peter Gatien, a legendary New York club owner who is now banned from entering the United States. Alig has been up for parole several times since 2006, but was allegedly denied after his parole officers obtained and watched a copy of Party Monster. (FYI, for those interested, a more informational documentary about Alig’s life was released in 1998, called Party Monster: The Shocukmentary. It’s available to stream on YouTube.) According to BlackBook writer Steve Lewis, Alig has been recruited for creative jobs and will stay with a friend once released from prison. “There is no chance that he will return to clubs as a way of life,” he says, “but he will paint and write, and as always, try to impact the way we think.” Alig has reportedly “never used a computer or cell phone, but has remained keenly aware of the world we live in.” Furthermore, after several visits in the past few years, Lewis believes Alig has been rehabilitated: I was for many years Michael’s friend. Like so many others, I left him behind when drugs and power created a “Party Monster.” We reconnected in recent years, and during my visits to him in prison I observed the Michael Alig that I loved—the Alig prior the downfall. I believe he is ready to enter the world, and that reentering will be a good thing. No one, no act, no time, no hatred will bring back Angel, but Michael has served a great deal of his adult life in a bad place. I believe he has been rehabilitated. I believe he is forever remorseful and I look forward to his redux. To those who say nay, I respect that, but hope chances are given, and that we can move on. It is a time to remember Angel and reflect on the meaning of life. For me, forgiveness is part of it.
A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Friday morning, shaking buildings across a large swath of the country, but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck around 9:28 a.m. local time (10:28 a.m. ET), 39 kilometers east of Petatlan, Mexico, in the southwestern state of Guerrero, north of the resort city Acapulco, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was strong enough to shake central and southern Mexico, the Associated Press reported. Shaking was reported for at least 30 seconds in Mexico City, where buildings swayed and people ran out of high-rises, the AP said. There was no word of injuries. Luis Felipe Puente, Mexico's national coordinator of civil protection, tweeted Friday, "At the moment no reports of damages from quake." Mexican Secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong also tweeted that there wasn't any damage, and that quake protocols were underway. The earthquake hit on Good Friday, a day of prayer when few people go to work because most businesses in Mexico are closed for the holiday. A hotel manager in Acapulco told NBC News he hadn't found any major structural damage after the shaking. There was a "major shift" felt at the Acapulco Princess and the Pierre Marques hotels, Thomas Becker said, but the 3,000 guests staying at the two properties were fine. A 7.4-magnitude quake hit the same area in 2012, killing two people and damaging or destroying 30,000 homes. In 1985, a magnitude-8.1 quake killed at least 6,000 people and destroyed buildings in Mexico City. That temblor was centered 250 miles away on the Pacific Coast, and prompted Mexico City to reinforce its buildings to withstand earthquakes.
BY SHAUN KITCHENER ON JULY 18, 2013 Zachary Quinto Splits From Glee's Jonathan Groff: 'They Remain Friends' Couple have reportedly gone their separate ways Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff have reportedly split up, but remain on good terms. The Star Trek actor is even thought to have seen Groff in a play recently, months after they parted ways unnoticed. According to Gossip Cop's source, rumours that the relationship ended explosively are false, and there is "nothing salacious" about the story. The couple confirmed they were an item last year, one year after Quinto announced that he is gay. Following the success of Star Trek Into Darkness earlier this year, Quinto will soon be diving into a threequel - and he reckons it could start shooting in 2014, despite JJ Abrams' involvement with Star Wars. "Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year," he told Buzzhub. "It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet." Groff, meanwhile, has previously appeared in 12 episodes of Glee in the recurring role of Jesse St James, and he's also been seen in The Good Wife and The Conspirator.
Which is nicer: Melrose, Arlington, or Somerville? Looking for a close-in suburb with a nice downtown.
"After that, my grades went down and I started getting B-'s and C's, and I'm an A student, and I was just too embarrassed to argue about it."
The damn thing was getting out and climbing all over my car, leaving paw prints, and shitting in my flower beds. So I called animal control and they brought me a trap, I trapped it, called them back, and they came out to pick it up. Neighbor came home just in time to see the animal control van driving away. Now, I had never mentioned that I was going to call animal control or trap the cat, but I had told her about the cat prints and cat shit and asked her to keep her animal off my property. She offered some lame excuse and went on her sweet way. But yesterday, she sees the animal control van and starts running down the street after it. Then she starts back toward the house, screaming at me "You'll pay for this!" as she runs in and slams the door. Not 15 minutes later, she sends her sniveling little crotch dropping over to tearfully ask me why I took his cat away. I told him to go home. This morning, I hear a big ruckus next door, car doors slamming, etc. So I peek out the curtain to see her and her son getting out of the car with the cat, making a big show of having gone and gotten it out of kitty jail, so I'd come out and see. I simply opened the door and waved at them, making sure they saw that I saw. I'm sure I've started WWIII with these people now. Goddamn, they are tedious.
Has anyone else noticed that every year double stuff oreos keep getting filled with less and less of the white stuff? Who the hell do they think they are kidding?
Great comment below: "In all fairness, there is a 95% chance that any random theatre critic is a little bitch."
He was a Skinemax staple and was also on DOOL. He had 0% body fat and nipples that could cut glass.
And she smells vaguely of urine. Is this some kind of kidney problem?
Both of my penises can ejaculate and when they cum one after another I have an orgasm that lasts for a solid 60 seconds+. Fortunately, each penis is the same size so it's pretty easy to double masturbate, but it looks a little chaotic towards the end so I have never engaged in sex with another guy. I'm almost 25 now and I would like to meet someone to develop a relationship, but I'm afraid of being rejected for being a freak. Would any of you younger guys on this board consider such a friend? What would your reaction be to someone unusual like myself in bed?
What happens if I clear my cookies? How do I reenter my number? Will they eventually email it to me? In the past, I've gotten an immediate email.
What level are you on? Let's visit each other's towns and whack each other's snakes.
for r598 in the last theatre thread
(No comments from the peanut gallery, please.)
What is it? What was it? What does it hope to be?
This guy chats me up out of the blue this morning on Scruff: "Hi". I look at his profile and he's okay, nothing special. I write back: "Hi". I mean, he said hi first, right? And I'm not that interested, but I'm also not against people saying hi to me and I don't want to be rude, but the conversational ball is in his court, IMO. So he writes back: "Good Morning" I write back "Good morning to you" He writes back "thanks". "Thanks"? What am I supposed to do with that? Is this how people flirt now? I've had more memorable conversations with toll booth operators.
Werk those 15 minutes, gurl! The Mrs Norman Maine act is getting old. "Lea Michele stormed off the set of Glee on Tuesday, according to reports. A source says that the actress was angered after her co-star Naya Rivera complained to producers that she was acting like a diva on set. The 27-year-old is said to have been stalling production as she continuously took breaks to deal with 'personal matters'. An insider told TMZ that the cast and crew became annoyed with the star after she interrupted filming multiple times. Finally, it became so bad that a fellow Glee star is said to have intervened. Naya, 27, complained to producers regarding Lea's difficult behaviour, the source claims, with disastrous results."
And a related question: why do people hike alone?!
What are the new hot trendy clubs in Orlando that have a hot Thursday night crowd?\ \ I haven''t gone out in ages and I''m just dying to go out tomorrow night!\ \ **Kisses**
Dove should be ashamed to use Audrey Hepburn's face, singing Moon River, to sell it horrible candy bar. I get so upset when I see that commercial. I will never buy another Dove product. They have tried to cheapen an icon and a masterpiece of a song. And the fact that the icon is dead makes it all the worst. And whomever owns the rights to Hepburn's image should have it taken away from them. You can't grab class from the past. And to insult her image, that song, and the very essence of grace and beauty for something so irrelevant is a disgrace. It is like seeing your mother drunk and acting slutty.
A week ago, IFC ran a few of the "Friday the 13th" movie series. I didn't catch it from the beginning. But it brought back memories that, when growing up in the 1980s, this was our movie entertainment. Has anyone viewed the "Friday the 13th" movies, in the last five years, and had a very different reaction of it as an adult?
Illinois police performed a premises search, seizing computers and cell phone this week – all in a manhunt for the owner of a parody twitter account of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis that held just 50 followers. As Preoria’s Journal Star reports: The account — known as @Peoriamayor on the popular social media service that limits entries to 140 characters — already had been suspended for several weeks when up to seven plainclothes police officers executed a search warrant about 5:20 p.m. at 1220 N. University St. Three people at the home were taken to the Peoria Police Department for questioning. Two other residents were picked up at their places of employment and taken to the station, as well. 36-year-old Jacob L. Elliott was booked into the Peoria County Jail on charges of possessing 30 to 500 grams of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia, but no arrests were made in connection with the Twitter account. “They just asked me about the Twitter account, if I knew anything about it,” said Elliot’s girlfriend Michelle Pratt, 27, who was in the shower when officers arrived at the door. “They brought me in like I was a criminal.” Pratt spent more than three hours alone in an interview room before being questioned by detectives. “They said they had a search warrant and took all the electronic devices that had Internet access,” Pratt said. “They said there had been an Internet crime that occurred at this residence.” Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard said officers were investigating the creator of the Twitter account for false personation of a public official. It’s hard to believe but true that the offense is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and up to a year in jail. The @Peoriamayor account has only been around since late February or early March, had just 50 followers and had issued around the same number of tweets. The account bore a photo of Ardis and a bio that stated he enjoyed serving the city and included his city email address. The content of tweets, or entries on the account, mocked the Mayor over sex and drugs — comparing Ardis to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (Ford’s drug use while in office became public). By March 10, the bio of the Twitter account was changed to indicate it was a parody account. The account was even suspended by twitter by the end of March so there was no risk of further tweets. But this didn’t stop local police launching anti-terror style raids on homes and workplaces, seizing personal property, for the sake of the Mayor’s fragile ego. Settingsgaard is still arguing the intent of the account was not clearly satirical. “I don’t agree it was obvious, and in fact it appears that someone went to great lengths to make it appear it was actually from the mayor,” Settingsgaard said in an email response to questions. Pratt finds this argument unfathomable. “A parody means it’s fake. It was even listed as fake,” she said. “It was a joke Twitter account, and they searched the whole house.” While one might understand the case for police involvement in cases where twitter users make specific threats of death or injury against organizations or individuals – there is no place for police involvement in the parody of those in power. There’s a name for a country that does not permit its citizenry to engage in free discussion, debate, and yes, mockery of those in power: Police state. Ardis may also have opened himself up to the Streisand Effect with his overkill reaction. I, and likely you, had no idea who he was until this story – and now I know he’s a jerk. The arrest has also prompted the creation of a new parody account, @NotPeoriaMayor, which bears a picture of Ardis wearing a Hitler-style mustache and a bio that reads: “Mayor Ardis and police chief Settingsgaard can suck it” It also openly identifies itself as a parody, and already has more followers than the previous account.
who had both ears pierced and wore caftans?
He's one of the hunkiest men in baseball!!! Let's celebrate his looks, especially that muscular ass.
It is not without intention that this year's May 5 Metropolitan Museum Gala and Costume Exhibit theme "Charles James: Beyond Fashion (1906-1978)" is diametrically opposed to last year's raucous and rakish "Punk." Considered one of the few true American couturiers, James perfected the art of the ballgown. Simply put: That's the way Conde Nast artistic director Anna Wintour wants it. For the official opening of the newly renovated and renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center (to which Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch donated a cool $10 million), a source tells THR, "Anna wants more exclusivity and high fashion" -- though one-half of April's cover, Kim Kardashian, is still on the invitation list -- and raised ticket prices from $15,000 to $25,000 per person. Vogue sent out an "informative email," says a source, "for gentlemen to be dressed in white tie. That means black tails and top hats -- you might as well ask them to wear monocles and canes!" Menswear designers, flummoxed, went back to the drawing board; few even do white tie. Expect a male contingent, including Gala co-chair Bradley Cooper, to be vaguely reminiscent of the Edwardians. There's no mandate for women, but the Jamesian-style ball gowns are expected to stun -- and make group photos, as well as walking the Met's stairs, challenging. THR hears attendance was booked fast and early: Prada will be represented by brand face Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Dockery; Prabal Gurung by Zoe Saldana; Givenchy by Amanda Seyfried; J. Mendel by Taylor Swift; Diane von Furstenberg by Margot Robbie and Olivia Munn; Tommy Hilfiger by Zooey Deschanel; with Jessica Chastain, Emilia Clarke, Naomi Watts, Jessica Pare and Allison Williams also attending. Lanvin's Alber Elbaz will be there with a mystery celeb, but not usual house model Emma Stone. According to sources, with less prominent designers, some stars are being paid to attend, flown in first-class, put up in hotel suites … and, of course, there's that steep ticket price.
Cyclist has no idea he's dragging his gf through the streets.
The victim's funeral is today & I just can't stop thinking about how disturbing this thing is...
It has officially jumped the shark.
I've started dating a guy who's a bit more sexually adventurous than I am, and he's brought up trying some new things in bed (light bondage, toys, etc.) and maybe some other things down the line (e.g. roleplay). My sex life has been pretty vanilla up to this point, but I figure "sure, why not?" so long as we're safe and trust each other, though I admit to being a bit nervous. But I was wondering what other DL'ers experiences were - have you ever engaged in "kinky" (however you define it) sex, and if so, what's the kinkiest thing you've done? Did you enjoy the experience? Do you still do it with your partner / dates / hookups?
It's no joke -- comedian Dave Chappelle has been hitting the gym hard. Earlier this week, the funnyman was spotted in Los Angeles and showing off his guns. Most people think of the "Chappelle Show" star as a lanky jokester, but not anymore. After leaving his critically acclaimed show in 2005, Chappelle, 40, stayed out of the spotlight. Last year, he co-headlined the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, sponsored by Funny or Die, and is coming to NYC this summer to perform at Radio City Music Hall. Also last year, Prince used Chappelle's impersonation from his show on the cover of his new album, "Breakfast Can Wait."
Is that CLEAR, Subcommander!?
Any of you cunts do this?
You can''t imagine anyone would select- or will ever select again: Ethel, Gladys, Agnes, Irene...
When I ask the maid to wipe down the shower curtain liner and she cocks her head and gives me that Latina: "usually, people remove them themselves and wash them..." and I have to say, "but since im paying you today I'll let you take care of it the way I ask you to." Does she realize her tip just went out the window?
General bs thread and also continuation of the Louis football thread. They are all in their 20's now, they must be growing tired of this schtick... how long until the collapse begins?
I am enjoying it thoroughly. Anyone watching? I like the actress playing the lead character and her clones, and really enjoy the gay foster brother (I've always had a thing for hot campy guys). Maria Doyle Kennedy does "woebegone and stern" very well (The Tudors; Downton), but I have a feeling she'll get a chance to show more as the foster mom/grandmother as this goes on. Is the setting supposed to be Toronto?
Let's resurrect the Visible Penis Line thread!
The IRS has been stealing tax refunds from poor people for the last 2 years, claiming that their parents got more money than they needed. I hope this will help some DL denizens get the money they stole from you back. --- Tens of thousands of Americans have been bushwhacked by a single arcane sentence in a 673-page law Congress enacted six years ago. The Internal Revenue Service is seizing both federal and state tax refunds for individuals whom the Social Security Administration accuses of having received excessive benefits years ago. Except that the government often has zero evidence of the overpayments, and the feds have held children liable for the alleged debts of their long-dead parents.
Peaches Geldof was found dead Monday afternoon. Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof, has died. She was 25. Authorities were called to a Kent residence Monday afternoon, according to BBC News, after at least one report of "concern for the welfare of a woman." The woman was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance services, the news site confirmed. Geldof, who had a blossoming career in media, had been a contributor to the Telegraph and Guardian newspapers since she was 15, and had been a reporter for ITV's show "OMG!” The cause of her death has not yet been revealed, but police are classifying it as “unexplained and sudden.” Geldof had been known to struggle with substance abuse in the past. Her mother, Paula Yates, died of a drug overdose in 2000. Geldof leaves behind a husband and 2 sons. 'Me and my mum' Peaches Geldof and mother Paula Yates in a recent Instagram post. Yates died of a drug overdose in 2000.
This 20 something year old femme, Grammy-award winning songstress and sometimes actress has been a beard for a number of singers and A'listers in a desperate attempt to suppress her lesbianism. Although she is a fearless advocate, and generous supporter, she is worried how her fans would react and more importantly her record label if she were to come out. She prefers to take her girlfriends for trysts to Europe, during breaks from touring, because she thinks she would be safer.
I hear he died from the Cholera.
I'm sure you all know him.
Anyone else obsessed with this time period? Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale, Anita Ekberg, Bridgette Bardot, Catherine Deneuve Fellini, Godard, Truffaut, et. al. Mid Century Modern design, Googie architecture So much more. I love it all.
Gervais ready to mount the copy machine one more time.
People who go apeshit about spoiler warnings on forums: "Thanks for posting a spoiler warning first, asshole! You just ruined the movie for me!" Hey dipshit, if you're reading a forum or message board about a particular movie, it's pretty much a given that most people will have already seen the movie and assume that everyone else has too. If you haven't seen it yet, don't read the damn thing! It's just common sense for anyone with an IQ above room temperature.
Hello LA DLers, my boyfriend and I are headed to LA this weeekend for a friend's wedding. We are staying in West Hollywood at the Andaz hotel. We arrive early afternoon on Saturday and have dinner reservations at Sur and then planning on going to Saturday Night Slut, Jonny McGovern's party. Sunday it's just walking around and seeing sights. I am guessing most places will be closed for Easter. Monday is the wedding and we are headed back on Tuesday. Is there anything we should definitely plan on doing? Sunday will be entirely ours. You have an good ideas for brunch?
In Spokane. And they may go to just underwear!
Is it because their testicles havent dropped enough for them to hiss?
She loves sweets!
I've never seen Brokeback Mountain (because I'm a puss about not wanting to cry over it). I despise "GLEE", absolutely loath it. Meryl Streep makes me sick to my stomach and I think she's possibly the most fake celebrity on the planet, even more so than Tom (Tammy) Cruise. I have three Lady GaGa songs on my iPhone but I find her tiresome, fake and overall stupid. I don't donate to HRC and avoid drag queens at all costs. There's nothing trendy or 'cool' about me and if I could wear flannel shirts and a pair of Nikes to the office every day, I would. I don't go to the gym on a daily basis, sometimes not even on a weekly basis. I've never watched Logo, not once and I've never been to the NY Pride Parade (I always seem to be out of town for work or some such bullshit, but I don't miss it.) Believe it or not, I'm a happy, charming guy, but I seem to dislike so much that's generally loved or liked in the gay community. Am I clueless, out of touch or just somewhat independent?
..and I don't regret any of it.
With permission of course. Just curious........
..where we post obvious (and not-so-obvious) fake NSFW images of our favorite celebrities. For instance, DL favorite Taylor Lautner:
I feel like the apps work against me. I'm more of a dating guy. Feels like forever since I've been a date. How do you meet guys you might know for more than a couple of hours?
WTF is still buying this crap???! It's about to overthrow "The Lion King" for the longest #1 run. There's like two good songs on this thing.
A yoga instructor was telling his class he was turning 39. Turns out he was really turning 57. Why do gays do this?
Did people really think he was hot back then? Richie, Potsie and even Ralph are cuter.
Legit condition, or way over self-diagnosed by people who crave attention? Thoughts?
Gus Van Sant Bryan Singer Roland Emmerich Kevin Spacey Who else?
it sounds like a SASSY SONG.
Some reviews mention this, but others don't, so I don't know if this is supposed to be a major plot revelation on the film. It was covered in articles when the book came out (see below.) He grew up to be a top Reagan and Bush I administration lawyer, responsible for among other things, gerrymandering. But he was also gay, and dying of AIDS. Are you able to have sympathy for such a person?
Not sure there is much in the way of eye candy this season. But I do appreciate an entirely new cast.
Will you mark today in any special way? For you Catholics, will you be able to have your forbidden things once again after midnight? How does that work? For those in the Christian faith, this is a special day. Have a special one.
This piece is growing on me.
Not safe for work by any means.
A really great guy but way Too Much Information. Just checked in at a funeral home, where he launched into a long essay on how much he missed his father, who was not the guest of honor tonight, by the way. Problem is, every once in a while he'll come up with something pretty funny, or a link to an interesting site. When I hide him, I actually miss his inane commentary. Those who do not participate in Facebook needn't comment.
Is Greg Kinnear the next Kirk Cameron?
Mama I want one!
From The Zero Theorem directed by Terry Gilliam. What do you think of his platinum blond look?
Mine, the 70's. My dad listened to a lot of Donna Summer and late 70’s disco in the car when we were driving around and stuff, I still love that music. was quite a spaced out kid. The only thing I thought about was how glamorous it would be to run away from home. It wasn’t even a rebellious thing really, I would ask my mom what I should pack if I run away. I was in love with Andy Gibb and pretended he was my boyfriend.
The Purple Wedding is finally here. Cheers to the happy couple.
I'm in my mid-30s and never had a problem with this until the last few months. Now my face and hands are as dry as Chloris Leachman's vagina. I've taken to using a facial moisturizer, which seems to do the trick. It's so strange that I never had this problem before, though.
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn't a democracy any more. And they've found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military. For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often. It's beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, "the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter. That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren't in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens. This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think... Tom McKay's avatar image By Tom McKay 10 hours ago 131 Comments | 22020 Shares 23 princeton, concludes, what, kind, of, government, america, really, has,, and, it's, not, a, democracy, Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn't a democracy any more. And they've found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy. An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military. For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often. It's beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, "the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter. That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren't in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens. This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think, as mapped by these graphs from the Center On Budget and Policy Priorities: Piketty and Saez also calculated that as of September 2013 the top 1% of earners had captured 95% of all income gains since the Great Recession ended. The other 99% saw a net 12% drop to their income. So not only is oligarchy making the rich richer, it's driving policy that's made everyone else poorer. What kind of oligarchy? As Gawker's Hamilton Nolan explains, Gilens and Page's findings provide support for two theories of governance: economic elite domination and biased pluralism. The first is pretty straightforward and states that the ultra-wealthy wield all the power in a given system, though some argue that this system still allows elites in corporations and the government to become powerful as well. Here, power does not necessarily derive from wealth, but those in power almost invariably come from the upper class. Biased pluralism on the other hand argues that the entire system is a mess and interest groups ruled by elites are fighting for dominance of the political process. Also, because of their vast wealth of resources, interest groups of large business tend to dominate a lot of the discourse. America, the findings indicate, tends towards either of these much more than anything close to what we call "democracy." In either case, the result is the same: Big corporations, the ultra-wealthy and special interests with a lot of money and power essentially make all of the decisions. Citizens wield little to no political power. America, the findings indicate, tends towards either of these much more than anything close to what we call "democracy" — systems such as majoritarian electoral democracy or majoritarian pluralism, under which the policy choices pursued by the government would reflect the opinions of the governed. Nothing new: And no, this isn't a problem that's the result of any recent Supreme Court cases — at least certainly not the likes FEC v. Citizens United or FEC v. McCutcheon. The data is pretty clear that America has been sliding steadily into oligarchy for decades, mirrored in both the substantive effect on policy and in the distribution of wealth throughout the U.S. But cases like those might indicate the process is accelerating. "Perhaps economic elites and interest group leaders enjoy greater policy expertise than the average citizen does," Gilens and Page write. "Perhaps they know better which policies will benefit everyone, and perhaps they seek the common good, rather than selfish ends, when deciding which policies to support. "But we tend to doubt it."
Now let me check the zip code...
My Dad Says show. How is it? So he's basically the new William Shat ner. I can't believe that stupid Twitter account gets TWO shows made from it. Will this shit be a flop too?
What did they say and in what context? What reason did they give for wanting to sleep with that celeb?
They all acted sterotypically Jewish, especially the Ruth Gordon character and the Judas-like Dr. Saperstein. I also recall dialogue where Rosemary is mildly scorned for her schoolgirl Catholicism. The book was written by a Jewish man though (Ira Levin), so that makes me question if the theme was anti-semitic.
Have any of you read this report from January, 2014 about the future of the city? It's pretty terrifying. I've been here nearly all my life but it's time to rethink that in the very near future. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts beyond the "L.A. is a shit hole. L.A. is a third world country." stuff. The opening paragraph: Los Angeles is barely treading water while the rest of the world is moving forward. We risk falling further behind in adapting to the realities of the 21st century and becoming a City in decline. For too many years we have failed to cultivate and build on our human and economic strengths, while evading the hard choices concerning local government and municipal finance presented by this new century. Like the hapless Mr. Micawber in Dickens’ “David Copperfield,” our wishful response to continued economic decline and impending fiscal crisis has become a habitual: “Something, my dear Copperfield, will turn up.” The City where the future once came to happen has been living in the past and leaving tomorrow to sort itself out. As a consequence, Los Angeles is sinking into a future in which it no longer can provide the public services to which our people’s taxes entitle them and where the promises made to public employees about a decent and secure retirement simply cannot be kept. City revenues are in long-term stagnation and expenses are climbing. Year by year, our City—which once was a beacon of innovation and opportunity to the world—is becoming less livable.
... before you start using a new one? I usually will use one for a week or so. More days in winter, fewer in summer. You?
Was this gorgeous movie the one that made you say, "I am a gay homosexual"?
Happy 59th Birthday to the man I always considered the sexiest Duke.
I was so mad I was fuming. I finally walked right up and slapped the cunt. Bitch, that's what you get for trying to steal my man!
According to new book "Forcing The Spring", which provides a detailed account of the struggle for marriage equality.
on gay marriage, just a year after he defended Prop 8 to SCOTUS. As so often happens, someone he loves is gay.
OMG! I know you bitches shop there. Be careful!
"The former leader of a popular Christian ministry-- who resigned from his position after confessing to an 'inappropriate' relationship-- is now the subject of a lawsuit that claims he 'methodically groomed' and made unwanted sexual contact with a young woman after serving as an authority figure in her life for more than a decade." Link is to World Net Daily, FYI, because apparently it's an exclusive interview with Torres.
Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach. The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked, with about 400,000 cards potentially affected. Irving, Texas-based Michaels said that it has contained the incident, which began last year. It has received "limited" reports of fraud from banks and the payment card brands that are potentially connected to the breach. The compromised data includes customer information such as payment card numbers and expiration dates. But there's no evidence that other personal information such as names, addresses or PIN numbers were at risk, Michaels said. Michaels' report comes as many shoppers worry about the safety of their personal data following a massive pre-Christmas security breach at Target Corp. that affected 40 million debit and credit cards. The details come nearly three months after Michaels disclosed that it may have been a victim of a data breach and that it was working with law enforcement authorities, banks and payment processors. The company said Thursday that both chains were attacked by criminals using highly sophisticated malware that had not been encountered previously by the two security firms that were conducting the investigation. "Our customers are always number one priority and we are truly sorry for any inconvenience or concern Michaels may have caused," said Chuck Rubin, CEO of Michaels, in a statement. The breach at Michaels stores occurred between May 8, 2013 and Jan. 27. The company confirmed that between June 26, 2013 and Feb. 27, 54 Aaron Brothers stores were affected by this malware. Michaels said that it was offering free identity protection, credit monitoring and fraud assistance services to affected Michaels and Aaron Brothers customers in the U.S. for 12 months.
No extra charge for book stacking.
Vicki Lawrence is still around and still in high demand as a touring act. She could easily be brought back as Thelma. They could cast a new crop of actors to play the others: I'm thinking: Amy Poehler as Naomi Will Arnett as Vint Tina Fey as Iola Ellen Page as Eunice Matthew McConaughey as Ed Jenny McCarthy as Ellen Brenda Vaccaro as Aunt Effie and Ryan Phillppe as Bubba Carol and Betty White could make cameos in the movie, maybe as senior citizen friends of Thelma's.
I'm sleep-deprived and terribly, terribly bored. My attention span is gone, as is my tolerance for other people. I want to go home, but my boss squawks when I mention wanting to leave early. She's such a useless cunt.
.. maybe they should start by having their wallets already fished out of their luggage size purse BEFORE they get to the check out line. CUNTS!
The most recent forecast by Fivethirtyeight gives Republicans a sixty percent chance of winning a majority of the Senate in November’s elections. Given that any bill already has to pass the Republican-controlled House, the effect of a Republican Senate upon President Obama’s legislative agenda can be calculated at zero, with a margin of error of zero. You can’t kill something that is already dead. On the other hand, what is currently alive, albeit barely, is a fragile peace that has enabled the functioning of the traditional separation-of-powers relationship between the branches of government. The survival of that peace depends entirely on a Democratic Senate. Almost nobody seems to be thinking about the potential chaos that could lie ahead. The Constitutional crises of 2013 were numerous enough to blur together. The most easily resolved took place when Senate Republicans began wholesale barricading of various judicial and executive branch appointments by the Obama administration. Previously, the Senate tended to block candidates in rare and particular circumstances — say, if they were unusually radical or unqualified, or sometimes in response to a particularly bitter fight over a previous candidate. Last year, Senate Republicans declared they simply would not allow any Obama nominees for various positions in the executive branch whose functioning (like enforcing labor law or regulating Wall Street) they did not care for. They likewise announced that they would not permit any new judges to the powerful D.C. Circuit because the court was balanced between the two parties and Republicans wanted to keep it that way. This escalation amounted to a major revision of the balance of powers — if it held, a hostile Senate could paralyze any agency it desired, or prevent a president from appointing anybody to the federal bench. Senate Democrats resolved the standoff by changing the Senate’s rules to ban filibusters for executive branch nominees and federal judges. This was the “nuclear option” — a dreaded unilateral alteration of the chamber’s rules. Republicans and respectable centrist observers alike predicted the nuclear option would unleash terrible and indescribable consequences. The nuclear option turned out to defuse the conflict. Obama has gone ahead filling administrative and judicial appointments, none of them especially offensive to the Republican minority, and the crisis dissipated, as if into thin air. But the solution turned out to hinge on particular, and likely temporary, circumstances. The first, of course, is a Democratic Senate majority. The nuclear option stops a Senate minority from wantonly blockading vacant posts, but it does not stop a Senate majority from doing so. A prospective majority Leader Mitch McConnell may use his power to reimpose or even expand the blockade of 2013. Just what level of havoc this would wreak is hard to figure; Obama has filled his major executive branch vacancies and steadily appointed judges to vacant posts. Perhaps the administration could muddle through a final two years of total paralysis. Perhaps not. The potential for true crisis lies in the smaller possibility of a Supreme Court vacancy. The Democrats’ nuclear option allowed them to fill a regular judicial seat with a straight majority vote, but did not allow them to fill Supreme Court seats this way. Imagine 75-year-old Stephen Breyer, or 81-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, decides to retire. Perhaps they suffer a health setback, or simply grow tired of the grinding conflict, or perhaps warm to the logic of stepping down when an ideologically friendly jurist is likely to replace them. Would the Republican majority let Obama appoint a mainstream center-left nominee to the seat? The last vacancy occurred in 2010, before Republicans swept into control of the House. Even though Obama’s nominee, Elena Kagan, possessed sterling bipartisan support, a mere five Republican senators voted for her confirmation. Three of them — Richard Lugar, Olympia Snowe, and Judd Gregg — have departed, and the GOP caucus emerged from the 2010 Tea Party wave filled with terror at any vote that could even hint at ideological treachery. Now imagine a different possibility. Suppose one of the five Republican-appointed seats opened up. None of them would voluntarily surrender a seat at the end of a Democratic president’s tenure, of course. But when the hypothetical gavel transfer to Mitch McConnell takes place next January, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy will both be 78 years old. The actuarial odds of a 78-year-old man dying within a given year are approximately 5 percent — we will have two of them, with two years of Obama’s term each. (The odds of death rise to 5.6 percent at age 79, for those morbidly inclined.) We are not talking about a freak occurrence. What would happen then? Would a Republican Senate let Barack Obama — fundamental transformer of America, shredder of the Constitution — appoint a new swing justice? Given a backdrop in which conservatives, having grown deeply pessimistic about their political future, have invested deeply in a legal movement that uses aggressive readings to roll back the state? With every conservative interest group mobilizing for battle, with a vast array of social and economic policy hanging in the balance? It may seem implausible that Republicans would simply refuse to allow Obama to appoint any justice to such a vacancy. That is only because things that haven’t happened before are hard to imagine. But such a confrontation is not only a logical outcome but the most logical outcome. Voting to flip the Supreme Court would be, if not a political death warrant for a Republican Senator, then certainly taking one’s political life into one’s own hands. Politicians do not like political death warrants — certainly not for the benefit of the opposing party’s agenda. The modern pattern in American politics is that tactics that are legally available, but never used for reasons of custom, eventually become used. The modern pattern is also that the Republican Party, which is the most ideologically cohesive and disciplined party, leads the way. McConnell did not create this pattern, but he is an important innovator. McConnell was among the first political leaders to grasp that Republicans had everything to gain and nothing to lose from withholding support for every major element of Obama’s agenda — that the old Beltway folklore, which warned the opposition party that voters would punish them if they appeared obstructionist, had no basis in reality. Most people pay no attention to the details of policy, and form rough judgments on the basis of how much noise and controversy rises out of Washington. “It was absolutely critical that everybody be together because if the proponents of the bill were able to say it was bipartisan, it tended to convey to the public that this is O.K., they must have figured it out,” he confessed. Political scientists understood this reality perfectly well, but it was utterly strange to the old-line purveyors of Washington conventional wisdom. McConnell moneyballed the Senate. It stands to reason that if and when new powers are laid at his disposal, McConnell will once again deploy them creatively. A potential Supreme Court crisis, in which the Senate simply refuses to let the president fill a vacancy on any remotely normal terms, is one possibility. Others may be brewing at this moment deep within McConnell’s extensive imagination.
As part of out duties, we sometimes performed acts of Lesbianism. It is our most shameful secret. Discuss!
Oh, how words wound.
I am. If I could just stay home and more or less just lay on the couch all day, I would. It's not depression. I just don't want to be bothered with too much. I go through the motions until I just can't stand it anymore, but it's exhausting and I'll inevitably have to call in "sick" to work for a day or two. And it's never enough. I hate working, and "doing stuff." Am I the only one?
Neve Campbell is currently voicing her support against the XL Pipeline. She said in a written statement that while she has always been proud to call Canada her home, "now as a Canadian I feel deeply ashamed to see that our government has allowed the selfish profiteering of powerful oil companies, and blatantly ignored the health, well-being, and lives of our country's First Nations, as well as of the well-being of our world’s climate." Candice Bergen, a pro-pipeline supporter, has fired back. Saying "These multimillion-dollar 'champagne socialists' hypocritically enjoy the products Canadian workers proudly develop — from plastics to electricity — all products generated by the oil-sands" "Ms. Campbell and his millionaire Hollywood friends should take a good look around them and realize how dependent their lives actually are on Canada's oil-sands and our natural resource industry."
Do you know any guys with asses like that?
And it pays me 50% more than what I'm making at my current (and soon to be former) job. Finally!
Why isn't it called chocquella? The name suggests it has nuts, but it doesn't. It's just chocolate sauce.
She was wonderful as Cher's son in Mask btw
There seemed to be far more coverage of the death of Peter O'Toole and other older Hollywood stars last year.
Is this a legit non-sexual bathhouse where straight guys go to let off some steam? I remember a guy I dated a few years ago telling me that he would go there with his dad, who'' straight, on occasion for some steam and straight male bonding. Anyone ever been?
12 died in an avalanche, 3 missing Those killed and missing, all Nepalese guides, had left base camp early in the morning to fix ropes for hundreds of climbers that plan to set off next month. The avalanche hit around 6:30am when the Sherpas were just below camp 2, a Nepalese tourist ministry official said.
Are they rich or in trouble? How much would you have to make to support a house like that and three kids in college? (my sister is in this situation--she has never paid attention to the money and has now idea how much her husband makes I told her DL will be her Suze Orman)
Because he is beautuful and talented and there are many of us who like to share our admiration. And to R600 on the 'Was he born with that ass part III' - I wasn't sure I could start a new thread via my iphone. In past attempts I have always run into a glitch. Carry on.
Given his...tastes...how has he managed to stay out of prison? Do his boy toys just look young, or does he actually wade into the shallow end of the pool? His latest twink is actually legal, but a self-professed "furry!"
17 years old..mary...zzzzz...
The far-right Christian Patriarchy—brought to American audiences by the Duggar family—is on the verge of collapse after a series of alleged sex scandals involving the movement’s leaders. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have put many years and a lot of work into putting a smiling, nearly normal-seeming face on the extreme Christian right. The couple adheres to a fringe strain of fundamentalist Christianity dubbed the “Christian patriarchy” or sometimes the “Quiverfull” movement, and while there is a lot of internal diversity to the movement, they generally preach a combination of beliefs that run counter to mainstream America: absolute female submission, a ban on dating, homeschooling, a rejection of higher education for women, and shunning of contraception in favor of trying to have as many children as humanly possible. The movement is controversial even within Christian right circles, but the Duggars have tried to counter that with their popular reality TV show 19 Kids & Counting, where they present themselves as a wholesome everyday family that just happens to be a little more fecund and conservative than average.
By popular demand! Let the Nadal's ass vs the Rest of the World flame war continue!
This has probably been covered, but I think Rhoda lied about her cancer...at least how terminal it was to make herself relevant again. She was supposed to have died nearly a year ago.
I loved it, will def. be watching the whole season. Anyone else watch?
When it was announced that Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer were doing a song together, did the gay universe explode? Why did they never perform it live together?
The character must die. The actor is BAD, charmless and steals the life out of every scene he is in. Oxygen leaves the room, he is that bad. I don't give a fuck who he is related to.....for the good of the series have him die in a tragic accident.
Nicole Kidman's Grace of Monaco is the opening film gala at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival ! Just how much money did Harvey Weinstein need to buy the festival's prestige for his long delayed film on Grace ? I hope it will be laughed off the screen, like the recent Diana film was !
She had an allergic reaction to cephalexin. But that hasn't stopped her from tweeting and posting selfies.
A British celeb with a cut cock. She was surprised because she assumed he was uncut. Go to the 16-17 minute mark.
Madeline Thornton Sherwood!!!
All the laughter all the tears! I want to see Bo and his flip-flops Mandesa and her feets Ryan's Chicklets Jennifer's weave Keith's hair Harry's Jr.. All this and more, tonight on AMERICAN IDOL!!
Johnny Weir wrote a 5-page post-nup which is part of his newfangled reconciliation package with Victor Voronov -- and Johnny makes it clear mutual masturbation will NOT be tolerated. TMZ broke the story ... Johnny and Victor agreed over the weekend to call off their divorce, but Victor wanted Johnny to sign a document apologizing for trashing Victor in the media and promising to keep Johnny's mom out of their relationship. So Johnny fired back with a document of his own, which, among other things, defines the type of cheating that will not be tolerated. The document -- obtained by TMZ -- lists the following: -- sex outside the marriage -- oral sex outside the marriage -- kissing or making out -- sexting -- aggressive flirting -- mutual masturbation -- social media/grindr/dating And it gets better. According to the document, if either one has a situation where they're "in close range or contact with someone from our past or someone to be part of the future" ... the other can veto the contact. Johnny specifically gives an example of a figure skater he dated. The document also requires joint STD tests every 6 months with the results being read with both in the room. And there's a section about splitting assets if they ultimately get divorced: "Should a gift be given, i.e., the Cartier Roadster (R.I.P.), the gift belongs to you." Someone broke the watch! And finally ... there's a section titled "Ultimatums." Johnny lists examples of Victor's ultimatums, including, "If I give you one more day to get your bank records to me, then I want to have a free fuck of anyone I want." Simply fabulous.
Will Peter and Gregg's dentures fall out during their old man fight? Is Peter going to become the 7th housewife? How long will Porsha be able to drag out the Kordell storyline? Will she be become a professional beard? Will Mama Joyce drag that pot of chitlins up the goddamn stairs? Will she come to blows with CARMON again? Will the feds arrest Apollo? Is Bullwinkle going to pull back her blonde lacefront so she doesn't look like a busted Barbie? Let's get it gurl!
This came in the mail today. From: Catherine Hickland Been through some stuff? Need a gentle kick in the pants? Tired of the same old, same old? Looking to 'up' your relationship skills? Want to learn how to Look 10 Years Younger In 5 Minutes? Need a quick vacation that can change your life? The Details: Who: You and me, as your personal instructor for two days Where: Las Vegas, NV Why: You’re worth it! If not you, then who? If this were from Helen Lawson, I'd go.
Or do the producers tell them what to do?
Sidney Fell, “Sodomy”, 21 August 1960 Fascinating story. It would make a great indie film, if the right people were involved.
Any of you see the Men's Short program today from Japan? Patrick Chan of Canada is not competing, but the Olympic Gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu is there, as well as Spanish hottie Javier Fernandez. American Jeremy Abbott is there trying for the 100th time to redeem himself and get to the World podium. RESULTS after the Short: 1 -Tatsuki MACHIDA (JPN) 2 - Javier FERNANDEZ (ESP) 3 - Yuzuru HANYU (JPN) 4 - Tomas VERNER (CZE) 5 - Han YAN (CHN) 6 - Takahiko KOZUKA (JPN) 7 - Maxim KOVTUN (RUS) 8 - Jeremy ABBOTT (USA) 9 - Max AARON (USA) 10 - Chafik BESSEGHIER (FRA)
At least this time he went dipping in the Scientology well so there would be no issues and tension related to religion. What former teen sitcom starlet will Tom Cruise date next? Candance Cameron? Kimmy Gibbler? Danica McKeller? Mary Kate Ashley Olsen?
Do you brush horizontally or vertically? On tv and in movies people always brush horizontally, but I was always told it's better to brush vertically.
A fascinating website
new money? old money?
I am re-posting here because my original thread was improperly worded and cut off (not sure why). Last night, I was walking down the street and a street thug was harassing a guy just off Halsted Street in Chicago. He was getting in his face, slapping him around and bullying him. This kind of thing has been happening in an increasing manner in the neighborhood. Long story short, I got sick of seeing this fellow gay man being bullied and slapped. I took a hot cup of coffee I had just purchased and threw it in the thug's face. Me and the other guy then ran (he went one way and I went the other). The thug was screaming in the background. I wanted to share this story with someone and thought the DL could be a place to do it. Sorry that my original post was worded badly (it should be removed). The thrust of my story however is what it is.
You know what that means. Her mom is running for President in 2016. You just know this pregnancy was timed so that she can be on the campaign trail with her baby and her mom.
You might not recognize his name, he is the guy who came up with the ""Father Daughter Purity Ball" in Colorado. They've been in the media quite a bit, I'm linking to one trailer. Anyway the father and his wife are somewhat "mismatched" on first glance. And he is away for months at a time working. Apparently. I don't know, I'm a bit suspicious.
Liberals and Gay male blogos who get rich by drawing sperm on women’s mouths are trashing Rashida Jones, star of Parks and Recreation, for basically saying that the state of porno today is pretty gross and for tweeting about how celebrities are gross when they flash thier vaginas in our faces. Guess Rashida doesn’t know yet that unless you are a woman spouting “I fuck therefore I am” you are the enemy amongst gays and liberals. Frankly, gays and libs really aren’t in any position to be the sexual morality police. Because it doesn’t matter how many health epidemics or pandemics, gay men will not curb their behavior: Gay men LA area die meningitis infections What more do you need to demonstrate that extreme promiscuity is not good for you when you’re dying from it? Wasn’t there just a meningitis problem killing gay men like 6 months ago? And last year it was a syphilis outbreak, and HIV numbers are up again for gay men. Liberals, gay men and fun-feminists are very much at the forefront of bashing women whenever they say boo about porno or anything that suggests ya may wanna curb your driven extremist sexual decadence.
Because y'know, OUT magazine is relevant....
My friend's family was so casual and wasteful about food consumption. I remember being stunned that he would abandon a can of pop after taking a few sips. We were poor and my sibs and I had to split a can and we could do so only on Wed night after church.
The Coachella music festival in California kicks off Friday, and while tickets are selling for hundreds of dollars online, Confidenti@l has learned how much celebs are being paid to attend the event. - Lea Michele will earn a cool $20,000 from Lacoste to wear its clothes - Vanessa Hudgens is being paid $15,000 by McDonald’s Some stars are still looking for companies to pony up the cash in exchange for plugging their products. - Aaron Paul is asking for $15,000 and at least 2 VIP passes - Kate Bosworth is demanding $30,000 - Joe Jonas is seeking somewhere under $20,000 - British fashion blogger Louise Roe wants $5,000 and three tickets Coachella runs this coming weekend and April 11-13, April 18-20.
What sayeth the Datalounge?
What body type are you? Just read an article on this and found out I am an ectomorph. Do you like guys who have a different body type than you have?
I'll lick to that.
Continue talking about Aaron and his "turtle" Kevin Lanflisi!
This was NEVER cute.
He was raised by wealthy Jewish parents in New Jersey. Is Singer biologically Jewish?
Could it be that he was fucking Gwyneth under the delusion that she would dump Chris Martin for him, and then receive a swift reality check otherwise? Do we think Gwyneth is devastated? "A conscious uncoupling over a 'conscious uncoupling.' Gwyneth Paltrow, who announced her separation from Chris Martin via the lifestyle website/newsletter last month, is facing another big split. This time, it's from her GOOP CEO Seb Bishop, a source confirms to Us Weekly. "A week and a half ago, he abruptly resigned from GOOP," the insider tells Us. "It's really suspicious -- I think something weird is going on with GOOP." Page Six reported Wednesday, April 16, that Bishop, a British entrepreneur who joined GOOP back in 2011, quit over the "conscious uncoupling" split announcement famously posted to Paltrow's lifestyle website last month. A source told the paper that Bishop, 40, and Paltrow "disagreed on the direction of Goop, partly that she used the Web site as vehicle for her personal life, and the 'conscious uncoupling' announcement." Paltrow, 41, is moving the Goop offices from London -- where the family lived for 10 years before recently moving -- to Los Angeles, near her Brentwood home. (Last weekend, she threw a big birthday bash for her 8-year-old son Moses at the West Coast abode.) Her rep told Page Six Bishop's departure was unrelated to a disagreement, claiming he "decided not to relocate his family to Los Angeles."
Steve Colbert Zach Braff Julia Loiuse Dreyfuss Who else?
Do you think he's hoping to find a wealthier, less controversial suitor? The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency was held for almost nine hours on Sunday by UK authorities as he passed through London's Heathrow airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro. David Miranda, who lives with Glenn Greenwald, was returning from a trip to Berlin when he was stopped by officers at 8.05am and informed that he was to be questioned under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The controversial law, which applies only at airports, ports and border areas, allows officers to stop, search, question and detain individuals. The 28-year-old was held for nine hours, the maximum the law allows before officers must release or formally arrest the individual. According to official figures, most examinations under schedule 7 – over 97% – last less than an hour, and only one in 2,000 people detained are kept for more than six hours. Miranda was released, but officials confiscated electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles. Since 5 June, Greenwald has written a series of stories revealing the NSA's electronic surveillance programmes, detailed in thousands of files passed to him by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Guardian has also published a number of stories about blanket electronic surveillance by Britain's GCHQ, also based on documents from Snowden. While in Berlin, Miranda had visited Laura Poitras, the US film-maker who has also been working on the Snowden files with Greenwald and the Guardian. The Guardian paid for Miranda's flights. "This is a profound attack on press freedoms and the news gathering process," Greenwald said. "To detain my partner for a full nine hours while denying him a lawyer, and then seize large amounts of his possessions, is clearly intended to send a message of intimidation to those of us who have been reporting on the NSA and GCHQ. The actions of the UK pose a serious threat to journalists everywhere. "But the last thing it will do is intimidate or deter us in any way from doing our job as journalists. Quite the contrary: it will only embolden us more to continue to report aggressively." A spokesperson for the Guardian said: "We were dismayed that the partner of a Guardian journalist who has been writing about the security services was detained for nearly nine hours while passing through Heathrow airport. We are urgently seeking clarification from the British authorities." A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said: "At 08:05 on Sunday, 18 August a 28-year-old man was detained at Heathrow airport under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. He was not arrested. He was subsequently released at 17:00." Scotland Yard refused to be drawn on why Miranda was stopped using powers that enable police officers to stop and question travellers at UK ports and airports. There was no comment from the Home Office in relation to the detention. However, there was surprise in political circles and elsewhere. Labour MP Tom Watson said he was shocked at the news and called for it to be made clear if any ministers were involved in authorising the detention. He said: "It's almost impossible, even without full knowledge of the case, to conclude that Glenn Greenwald's partner was a terrorist suspect. "I think that we need to know if any ministers knew about this decision, and exactly who authorised it." "The clause in this act is not meant to be used as a catch-all that can be used in this way."
I run my own business. This year was lucrative, thankfully. I pay quarterly. Just got my tax bill from the accountant and I owe four-figures despite paying every quarter. Apparently my tax bracket has changed. It sucks.
And have no plans to get insured, thus being 100% uninsured. If so why?
And, did you partake? White Shoulders and Shalimar perfume (that I'd always tap oh so gently on the inside of my wrists), red Revlon lipstick, face powder with one of those big soft puffs, Ponds cold cream.
Both huge and very round.
I can't open the original thread. Why was it closed? It was the only thread on the trial that we had going, and I don't recall anything inflammatory being posted there.
I'm looking online for an adult ADD/HDHD doctor/psychiatrist who will give me Adderall. One of the doctors has "aviation professionals" listed as a client category. WTF?
Before he got the gig on How I Met Your Mother the datalounge theater queens were saying that Neil Patrick Harris was not only gay but dating an actor named David Burtka. This was proven to be true when he officially came out.
Someone posted his pic another thread. One fine piece of hairy ass!
Please talk about them here!
Since we have threads for other shows and I didn't see one for H5O... Not sure how the show is holding up on its change to Friday nights but I think even if it's numbers are down, CBS isn't about to cancel it. Tim Daly guest starred in the latest episode and looked fine. Speaking of looking good, it appeared that Scotty Caan was commando under his gray shorts for the opening and closing sequences. Steve and Wo Fat aren't half-brothers despite fans' beliefs. Unless Steve's DNA test was changed or falsified.
The Karen Walker thread reminded me of how many great lines the writers crafted for her. The writing was excellent in general and had hilarious bitchy one-liners; and some episodes are certainly classics (like the spelling bee at the gay bar, or the final episode where Beverly Lesley dies by being blown off the balcony).\ \ But the Will character was so dislikeable and unpleasant. And though I like Sean Hayes, the Jack character, which could sometimes be very funny, was such a collection of nasty stereotypes about gay men.
So I've gone back and am starting to watch the entire series. A few questions-comments: Did Hyacinth ever actually give a candlelight supper on camera during the show's run? Are we really suppose to believe that Emmet isn't gay? What straight man goes and lives with his sister after his divorce? He also had a really bad case of gay voice too! He was a musician, who sang and played piano. Gurrrl please! Hyacinth, while embarrassed by her family, never actually cut them off. She spoke to them on the phone regularly, and would even mention them to others. She just didn't want people to see them. That's pretty odd. Richard was a pretty hot daddy. Why didn't Elizabeth end up with him? They obviously wanted each other, at least Elizabeth did. What was up with the Vicar's wife's accent? Was she suppose to be Irish? The vicar was the hottest piece of ass in the show. The actor, Jeremy Gittins, appeared nude in "Tales of the Unexpected". Great ass! He was in bed with another man. Why wasn't Patricia Routledge made a Dame? It's pretty unbelievable, especially after her most infamous character favored the Royals. Give her the title! I wished that they would have ended the series with the Buckets moving. As they're driving away down the street, the neighbors come out and cheer and applaud. Hyacinth then sticks how her arm and gives them the finger, revealing that she was aware of what they all actually thought of her all along. The best scene was the one where the woman who Hyacinth was trying to direct into a parking spot, began to try driving her down! It's amazing that they never brought back the series for at least a special after 1995. From Wikipedia: In the March 2011 PBS pledge drive programming special Behind the Britcoms: from Script to Screen hosted by Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton of As Time Goes By, the Keeping Up Appearances creators/writers/producers stated that they believed the series had many more years in it, that they had many more stories to tell, and that "it still had legs".
Bitches don''t know about my candlelight suppers!
Is he gay?
Who saw that coming?
I don''t know why but I did....and now I look so beautiful!!%0D\ %0D\ %0D\ slather people! slather!
we wasn''t this tip on www.goop.com
Another reality show following the uninteresting minutiae of a semi-celebrity family.
I was a regular on their forums (for a?) through the 90's and into 2000's but as they stopped updating and caring it became just a few die hard regulars and I stopped going as much. Maybe I'd visit once every few months, the last time was probably a month ago. Just had an email from a pal I met through there and he said it was gone. I went and it looks like it's no longer there, or did the domain just expire? Anyone know what's going on?
And start wanting to be seen crying... a lot?
"She said that even though she was seven months pregnant, she started going into labor after smoking crack cocaine for an entire day. Vincent Terry, Hassell's boyfriend, left with the 11-month-old boy to run an errand, so Hassell delivered the baby alone in the bathtub. According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office report, Hassell even cut the umbilical cord with her teeth."
Let's hope it looks like it's father!!!!!!
I really dislike them; all of them are so serious and mildly entertaining. And it's frustrating to see Charles always defending humans (lol). If I were a mutant, I would have slaughtered humankind. I find him to be frustrating and stand for everything idealistic and unreal. I have met people like him in real life. But ya, overall, really serious and sometimes entertaining but not really. I guess there just lacks a charismatic main character.
What are your plans?
Post a link please!
Is it hard? How accepting of new converts are they?
Woody Allen adopting his beloved comedy for Broadway to premiere next year!
I'm visiting my elderly parents on the other side of the country this Easter weekend for a few days. Normally, I would post this info on facebook (which includes only family and REAL friends, not strangers). On these trips to see my parents I would normally post updates, photos, observations, etc. But I don't think I'm going to do that this time. Previously, when I travel, I always get questions about where I'm going, why, how long I'm staying, do I have time to meet so and so for lunch, etc. I feel like I have to answer a bunch of questions and justify the reasons for my trip. This time I don't even want anyone aside from my siblings and parents to even know I'm in town. And even in general terms I'm sick of sharing everything on social media. Nothing is private anymore. Everything is everyone else's business. I feel like I need to regain control of my personal life. Start closing some doors. Is that unreasonable?
Warm temperatures are here and you know what that means. Look out, Junior! [quote]"These tragedies happen because parents are stressed, busy and get out of their routine," said Dr. Adella Garland, medical director of Trauma Services, in a statement. "Every year it happens to parents with the best intentions, to parents at all economic levels and across all ethnicities."
Is his heart dead?
So why would James Franco call Ben Brantley a WITCH? Wouldn't the male version of WITCH be Wizard? What a strange word to call Ben Brantley, a witch.
Let's create fake headlines.
I thought she was headed toward divorce when her husband quit his job to become a ski bum, but it looks like his ass has been whipped back into shape. And I'm sure Hillary will invoke her status as a grandmother when she declines to run for president.
Can one of you rich fuckers buy it and host a party?
Thandie Newton, Judy Garland, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cory Feldman, and more! "The director asked me to sit with my legs apart, and the camera was positioned where it could see up my skirt,".. "He asked me to put my leg over the arm of the chair, and before I started my dialogue, think about the character I was supposed to be having the dialogue with and how it felt to be made love to by this person." She further claimed that the director requested that she touch herself before focusing his camera between her legs, and also that the unnamed perpetrator allegedly circulated the video at parties"
Whatever happened to her? I googled her and I guess nothing did. She's still around, just not in anything I've seen. She's one of the best comics around and I don't get why SNL didn't sign her. She should be bigger. This is one of my favorite ones...The Maria/Whitney "Not Insane" Medley. Debra Wilson is amazing.
Shocked. And she looks about 17..
The Bill Condon thread had a link to a funny choreographed dance party scene in a 80s horror movie. The song everyone was dancing to was 'Lightin' Strikes', which I haven't heard in years, so I youtubed it and found the live clip linked below ... Okay, I am hideously bad at crotchwatching, but am I right in thinking that he's majorly packing?
Well, I contacted a local seller with a question, and she sent a really snarky reply, which was way out of line for a person with such low feedback, and a negative. So I bid high on a few of her auctions, won them and just informed her that I have no intention of paying. To add insult to injury, I've left some horrible negative feedback, and 1 stars in her rating. Some days it feels good to be an asshole.
Say what you want, I think that we're in deep shit with those guys.
I'm a gay man but still madly in love with her. She won the oscar for "Darling" in 1966 and was Hollywood's "it" girl around that time and represented the swinging 60s when England could do no wrong with their actors and musicians. She was (and still is) a brilliant actress who is as beautiful and poised as she is talented. But she seemed to lose interest in acting as much when she became involved with Warren Beatty in 1967. She could have given Maggie, Helen and Judi a run for their money. What are your thoughts on her datalounge?
Nasa Kepler telescope discovers planet believed to be most Earth-like yet found Kepler-186f is 10% bigger and occupies its star's 'habitable zone' where temperatures would allow liquid surface water Press Association; theguardian.com, Thursday 17 April 2014 14.57 EDT A newly discovered planet may be the most Earth-like yet found in another solar system, scientists believe. Kepler-186f is almost the same size as the Earth and occupies its star's "habitable zone" where temperatures are mild enough to allow liquid surface water. If the planet has lakes or oceans, it would increase the chances of life evolving there. But anything living on the world may have to withstand extra large doses of radiation from its active sun, Kepler-186. The find is described in the journal Science as "a landmark on the road to discovering habitable planets". Smaller and cooler than our sun, Kepler-186 is classified as an M-dwarf star, is 795 light years away and is orbited by five known planets. Kepler-186f, the latest to be discovered, is the outermost plant in the system. The planet was found by astronomers scouring the Milky Way galaxy for potentially habitable worlds Using Nasa's Kepler space telescope, they measured the very tiny dimming that occurs when a planet crosses or "transits" in front of its star. The transit information allowed them to calculate the planet's size and estimate its mass and density. Kepler-186f was found to be just 10% bigger than the Earth. While habitable zone planets have been identified around other stars, none of them so closely match the Earth in size. US astronomer Dr Stephen Kane, a member of the Kepler team, said: "Some people call these habitable planets, which of course we have no idea if they are. We simply know that they are in the habitable zone, and that is the best place to start looking for habitable planets. "What we've learned, just over the past few years, is that there is a definite transition which occurs around about 1.5 Earth radii. What happens there is that for radii between 1.5 and two Earth radii, the planet becomes massive enough that it starts to accumulate a very thick hydrogen and helium atmosphere, so it starts to resemble the gas giants of our solar system rather than anything else that we see as terrestrial." The habitable zone has also been called the "Goldilocks" zone, because conditions there are just right to permit liquid surface water and, possibly, life. Of our two closest neighbours in the solar system, Mars is just too cold and its water is locked up as ice, while Venus orbits closer to the sun than the Earth and is too hot. Kepler-186f seems to orbit the outer edge of its habitable zone. However, being slightly larger than the Earth means it is likely to have a thick insulating atmosphere that would stop its surface water freezing. Small stars such as Kepler-186 live a lot longer than larger stars, providing more time for biological evolution to take place. This makes them promising places to look for life, according to Kane. On the other hand, small stars tend to be more active than the sun and liable to produce more solar flares and potentially harmful radiation.
Anyone else prefer sleeping to being awake? I have the most vivid emotional dreams about a perfect life, perfect relationships, etc. They exist in "dream sets" meaning that i will be in the same house, town, etc for several dreams in a row. They are emotional in that I wake up and the thoughts and feelings carry over more as real memories than just a dream. Sometimes they contain conundrums, but for the most part they are fantastic. Feels to good to be true, so what the fuck is wrong with me? Any other experiences out there?
Egypt's gay community fears government crackdown Recent series of raids and long jail terms fan fears that gay people may be new target of authoritarian government Patrick Kingsley in Cairo; theguardian.com, Thursday 17 April 2014 11.09 BST Egypt's gay community fears it is the latest target of the country's authoritarian government following a series of recent raids on gay people. Activists interviewed by the Guardian said they had documented up to nine raids across the country since October 2013 – an unusually high rate of arrests. Most significantly, at least seven raids have seen people arrested at home rather than at parties or known meeting places, raising concerns that the community is facing the start of a targeted crackdown. The latest and most concerning raid saw four men seized from their east Cairo apartment on 1 April within hours of signing the lease, according to activists. Within a week, the four were given jail terms of up to eight years – sentences unusual for both their length and the speed at which they were handed down. Interviewees warned against exaggerating the oppression levelled at what is a flourishing underground gay community. But almost all agreed the recent arrests had frightened and perplexed many of its members. One experienced activist, who identified himself as Mohamed A, said: "It has struck fear within many of us. I could be sitting with a couple of friends [at home], and these arrests could happen at any moment." While homosexuality is technically legal in Egypt, citizens suspected of being gay have long been the target of sporadic detentions – with those arrested often convicted of debauchery or insulting public morals. But some activists claim the recent arrests, which began at a gay meeting-place in a poor Cairo suburb last October, are happening at a faster rate than at any point since 2004. No one is certain how systematic they are, or exactly why they are happening. Some think the raids are simply another example of the aggression aimed at all kinds of dissidents in recent months. Also, several of the raids may have been caused by complaints from neighbours, rather than instigated by the state itself. But regardless of the background to each raid, what is unusual is how regularly and how willingly the state has prosecuted individuals – especially at a time when there is so much else in Egypt for the authorities to address. Dalia Alfarghal, a human rights activist, said: "We have a lot of crazy things going on in the country – and they're detaining these guys instead of catching terrorists." Many wonder if the government wants to assure a largely homophobic Egyptian society that – despite ousting Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last summer – they can be as conservative as the man they replaced. April's arrests, for instance, came soon after a police chief announced a special taskforce to arrest atheists. "These kinds of cases help show they can be society's moral gatekeepers," said Mahmoud, an activist on gender issues. "I guess their point is that even though the Islamists are gone, we're still going to keep an eye on the behaviours that may, according to them, disrupt society." Another explanation is that widespread coverage of the raids would help distract the public from the government's failings – much as the media storm sparked by the 2001 arrest of 52 men at the Queen Boat, a gay nightclub in Cairo, did for Hosni Mubarak's regime. But if that is the strategy, several note that it has not been particularly successful so far – there is too much else going on in the mayhem of Egyptian politics. "I think there is a clear difference between [now and] the time of the Queen Boat," said Mahmoud. "At that time it was very easy to use a certain issue to camouflage others. But now, since the start of the revolution, people's attention span only lasts a day or two – and then another thing comes up." The gay community's response to the raids also differs from the aftermath of the Queen Boat arrests, according to Mahmoud. "At the time, it created a lot of panic. Everybody went to their homes, they wouldn't talk to anybody, they were afraid of each other – because who knew who might turn the other in? But now, although there is a lot of anxiety and fear, I don't feel it has the same impact." This is partly down to the community's support networks, which activists say are bigger today than they were 13 years ago, particularly since the 2011 revolution. But stronger though the community may be, its members still strive to keep it as invisible as it ever was, fearing a fiercer crackdown. Homosexuality as a concept, however, has become slightly more visible. This January film censors finally approved the screening of Family Secrets, billed as the first widely-shown Egyptian movie to feature a gay protagonist (though many were furious that the film ultimately suggests homosexuality is a curable disease). But more exposure to gay issues has not necessarily led to the spread of less-homophobic attitudes. People coming out to their parents often find themselves sent to psychiatrists for a "cure". One interviewee said they saw 16 in total. At Mohamed A's workplace, many people know he is gay, and he does not feel in danger as a result. But some female colleagues say they would prefer not to be left alone with him. "It's kind of funny. In their minds, being gay is perverted and I want to have sex with any object. But maybe it'll change with the building of trust between me and them." As in many countries, Egyptian homophobia has both religious and cultural roots. Regarding the former, Egypt's Christian and Muslim communities lack high-profile liberal voices to counter homophobic readings of both religions. As for the latter, Egypt's patriarchal society feels threatened by those who challenge traditional gender roles. "We live in a very masculine society," said Adam, a graphic designer who was attacked by his brothers and mother after coming out to them six years ago. "You have to follow certain lines – you have to study, graduate, then get married, and then have kids. And if you break the line, then there's something wrong." In this context, gay women in Egypt say they are less conspicuous than gay men. Women have not been the focus of any crackdown – perhaps because mainstream Egyptian society, according to one gay woman, has only recently begun to deal with concepts of lesbianism. "I think people didn't know what lesbians were 10 years ago – I didn't even know," said Pam, an ecologist. "It was never on TV. But now it's part of the dialogue. You do get people calling out in the street: ya lesbian!" Given this environment, some gay Egyptians question the usefulness of bringing western assumptions about gender and sexuality to a context as specific as Egypt, and query the application of western-rooted labels such as LGBTQI. "LGBTQI emerged in a certain context in a certain time in a certain group of people," said Pam. "There are so many other formulations of sexuality that fall outside of that and cannot be encompassed by it." Others warned against equating same-sex intercourse to a defined sexual identity. In lower-class areas, said Mohamed A, it is common to find young unmarried men who have sex with other men but who do not consider themselves gay, or even know the term. "They would think that the only right thing to do is to get married," he said, "and that being in a relationship with a man is only something temporary." But away from questions of definition, the main fight remains one for acceptance. Progress is slow in such a conservative society, but some see hope in the younger generation. "I feel there's more willingness to discuss this," said Mahmoud. "Maybe that's more about my age group, but I see more openness and acceptance of diversity."
Are there actual contracts involved? With documents and lawyers etc?
I think I do. Not 100% sure. But you look at everything... climate, the economy, political disengagement, the widening income gaps, antibiotics not working, reality TV. How does it get better? Or does it get so bad people have a total shift in thinking and it DOES get better. I look around and I see a trajectory toward ruin, but all that matters is Instagram and the next iWhatever. And if you do think it's doomed... what does doom look like? I'll say this, I am kinda glad I'm closer to the end of my life than the beginning. Somebody hold me, David!
It would be:
Holy fuck, remember when gorgeous models used to be seen as beautiful? What is it about this company, hiring Sarah Jessica Seabiscuit, and now Tina Fey who may be likable and funny, but is certainly no beauty. To say she's particularly "pretty" might even be a stretch.
Anyone else beyond sick of this expression yet?
Celeb or non
Is he really? His fans and some of his "friends" keep saying that he is bisexual and very promiscuous with women, and only says that he is gay because he is HIV positive (which is a weird reason to call yourself gay, isn't it?).
A pregnant Florida woman delivered her baby in a motel bathtub, and that's the least bizarre thing about the circumstances of the child's entry into this mad, mad, mad, mad world. Chrystal Hassell, 37, had checked into an Ocala, Fla., motel room with her boyfriend and her 11-month-old child, and proceeded to smoke crack for an entire day. Although she was only 7 months pregnant, she started going into labor. Hassell's boyfriend, Vincent Terry, had left the motel to run an errand, so she delivered the baby herself in the motel bathtub, chewing through the umbilical cord with her teeth. Afterward, she called Terry and asked him to come back, but he was pulled over for speeding on the way. An officer might have been understanding under the circumstances, but Terry was wanted for attempted murder in Colorado, News 13 reported. Hassell waited an hour before calling 911, giving the baby breaths to keep it alive, investigators say. She's being charged with child neglect. The unfortunate baby was airlifted to a Gainesville hospital in critical condition, and the 11-month-old has been placed in foster care. Both parents are now in jail in Marion County.
These people really can't help themselves with their hate, can they? The gays will be next. "Jewish residents of one city in east Ukraine were issued a flier instructing them to identify themselves, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, signaling that Russia’s growing military presence in the region could spark a new wave of anti-Semitism in the former Soviet bloc. “Just in the last couple of days, notices were sent to Jews in one city, indicating that they had to identify themselves as Jews and obviously the accompanying threat implied, is or threatened or suffer the consequences, one way or the other,” Kerry said during a press conference in Geneva, following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian and EU representatives."
11 kids between 1951 and 1968. Maybe her vagine put Sirhan Sirhan up to it.
because he was crying.
Fading fast. Sad. Who's up next?
Is this true? Do you think anybody you've met is an alien?
So now it's Shoegate. Clearly, the conservatives who have spent the Obama years suffering from paranoid psychosis - the "birthers" who insisted that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, the "skeet shooter truthers" who said Obama faked the photo that shows him firing at clay pigeons, the Gettysburg "truthers," the list goes on - are now primed to aim their wingnuttery at Hillary Clinton. Which makes perfect sense, since they first manifested their symptoms way back when she and Bill were national newbies. It's back to the future for the run up to 2016, and we who are sane might as well play it for laughs. Because when we're sniffing the stench of true lunacy - in this case, the allegation that Hillary conspired to have somebody throw a shoe at her - surely we can agree that humor is the best disinfectant. You probably know what happened. At a Las Vegas event last Thursday, some nutcase hurled an athletic sneaker that sailed past Hillary's head. The hurler has been charged with two federal crimes, and that should be the end of the story. But of course it isn't. Rush Limbaugh - bingo! - got an earful the other day from callers who insisted that Hillary set the whole thing up, that she staged it to gin up sympathy for herself. The callers had no such evidence, of course, but that didn't bug Rush. He trusts his fine mind more than he cares about evidence. He said: "In my subconscious, I think it was staged, or set up, or whatever...Maybe it's (her) attempt to make the Benghazi people look like nuts and lunatics and wackos." While Rush was busy communing with his subconscious, Herman Cain was keyboarding on Twitter. You may remember Cain; for a few months prior to the 2012 presidential primaries, he drove the Republican clown car. Even though he still probably knows nothing about the country he called "Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan," he says he knows a Hillary scam when he sees it. He tweeted: "Hmm...Fakery from the Clintons? That Hillary shoe-throwing thing does look kind of fake, huh?" Fortunately for Cain, he was saved from the burden of evidence because his 140 characters were up. Other truthers, who wrote articles at length, had no such excuse. On Bernard Goldberg's website (Goldberg is a Fox News commentator), contributing writer Arthur Louis intoned: "There is a political axiom...that when Hillary does something, or when something happens to her, she has carefully calculated it beforehand. This is almost always true....So it would not be stretching logic to suppose that Hillary arranged to have the show thrown at her...she may have calculated that this would make her seem presidential." He concluded: "I am just guessing, of course." I love that line. Naturally, some of the trolls on that blog guessed right along with him ("I would put nothing at all past the libs"), and Louis duly replied: "You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to suppose that Hillary would phony things up....There has to be more investigation." Yes, an investigation! The bat signal has been flashed, and I hope Darrell Issa sees it. But as I was tracking this stuff (truther-columnist Dan Calabrese: "Is it outlandish to suggest Hillary Clinton would pull a stunt that is totally fake if she thinks it would help her political fortunes?"), I couldn't help but experience deja vu. Where have I seen this kind of thing before... Ah yes. Shoegate is a replay of December 2012, when Hillary got sick during GOP Benghazi hearings - and the usual right-wing suspects insisted without a shred of evidence that she was faking illness. They joked that she was suffering from "Benghazi flu." It turned out - according to the doctors - that she had a concussion and a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull. But to this day, the truthers and trolls haven't apologized. Nor will they this time - because, hey, you never know, maybe the shoe-hurler will produce a shoe-store receipt smeared with Hillary's prints. But who needs empirical proof when all you need is a tinfoil hat?
is because the show is watched by smart, insightful, literary people, and America has very few of us left. If the right wing had its way, we'd all be rounded up and forced to watch re-runs of Mannix.
On "Celebrity Wife Swap" he shows himself to be a hoarder- and trapped in 1984.
I just finished watching all five seasons within the past month or so- what a great series! I can''t think of any TV show with the same level of complexity and serious deep humor about contemporary life. What were your favorite characters and storylines? I loved the gay and lesbian elements woven in, too. %0D\ %0D\ It kind of bums me out that so many talented non-white actors and actresses likely haven''t had the same opportunities they had in "The Wire" (Wendell Pierce and Idris Elba excepted).%0D\ %0D
Being posh doesn’t seem to have done his career much harm so far. But Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has complained that his privileged background and elite schooling have left him typecast. The 35-year-old actor grew up in Kensington, West London, and was educated at Harrow – where fees are £30,930 a year – before studying drama at Manchester University. As a consequence, he claims he suffers from ‘class-typing’ in his career. Cumberbatch, who also starred in this year’s film version of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, said: ‘I was brought up in a world of privilege. ‘It can ostracise you from normal codes of conduct in society. ‘Being a posh actor in England you cannot escape the class-typing from whatever side you look at it. ‘I realised from quite early on that, although I wasn’t trying to make a class specialty of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals.’ He added that the fact that he went to one of the oldest schools in the world ‘does not make me an archetypal product of that school’. Cumberbatch told Radio Times: ‘We all want to escape our circumstances, don’t we? Especially if you are an actor. ‘It is an imaginative process that gets my juices going. ‘The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.’ The actor has won plaudits for his portrayal of a brilliant but emotionally dysfunctional Sherlock Holmes in the BBC1 series, which returns in January. Earlier this year he starred as Stephen Hawking in the award-winning BBC2 biopic about the acclaimed scientist, and as spook Peter Guillam in the updated film adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He has also played ‘toff roles’ such as Scarlett Johansson’s unbearably pompous husband in The Other Boleyn Girl, and the arrogant Edmund Talbot in the BBC adaptation of William Golding’s epic To The Ends of the Earth. He will soon be back on the big screen as Major Jamie Stewart in Stephen Spielberg’s Hollywood version of the West End theatre hit War Horse, which is released in January. In the past Cumberbatch has said his parents – the actors Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton – sent him to Harrow in the hope that he might not follow in their professional footsteps.
In collaboration with Testicular Cancer Canada, the YouTube channel Crush FX recently uploaded a video of a group of men waxing their scrotum. Video:
It seems like it's fizzled but it just got an early renewal for a 7th season, even before the 6th season premiers. Jackie will apparently go back to drugs (which she kinda already dead in the close of last season.). No more Dr. O'Hara and 'Dr. Coop' is leaving as a cast regular. I'm sure we'll be smothered with more smearing on of the "precocious and precious" Zoe. I want to see late in life nurses hook up with hot, younger boyfriends! I wanna see more cliche E.R. scenes!
Rosie, Star and Elisabeth, included. This should be interesting.
After all she was, and still is, the number one musical performer in the world. Shoot Babs singing five songs and you have a hit movie. So why didn't the producers approach her. Anyone know?
Wow, no thread yet. Vicki: "What do people in Utah eat anyways?" Eddie: "I better butch it up for this gym class." Heather: "I simply know everything!" Shannon: "You fuckin' eat when I say you fuckin' eat!" Tamra: "Fancy pants. Fancy pants. Fancy pants!!!" Brooks: "Forgive me, baby." Will Ryan lose it and murder his family? Will Tamra have Mexi babies? ...plus the return of babyfat Briana!
Freelance journalist here. Will be doing feature on Chris Crocker. What questions would you like to ask him? Write them below and I'll ask them for you! Hope to hear some good questions soon. Toodles!
What went wrong? It was over in a year or two. Brooke is Catholic and picky and she waited to wed Mr. Right.
Who really drives you wild? No lengthy lists [bold]please[/bold]--no one wants to go through a big boring list. Name just a few. For me: Adam Killian Matt Cole Alex Marte
Just like Madonna, she will age terribly. I wonder if Donatella Versace chose her for ths shoot because she's her spitting image. Oh, and Italians should never, ever, ever go blonde (at least the ones from down south).
Me: Spencer Reed He has a crazy look in his eyes.
Juliet Mills in "Beyond The Door" (1974) (aka "Devil Within Her")
This show is going for ATL-style ratchet. Radziwill WROTE her book. She spent 3 decades writing copy for ABC News. There is no question she can string a few words together on her own. Aviva's stupid-ass has never done anything except birth some babies and have anxiety attacks. Any nitwit knows the difference between a ghostwriter and an editor or proofreader. That bitch was on TV slandering Radziwill, telling folks that after 30 years of being a professional writer she used a ghostwriter to write a f*cking MEMOIR (??!!) If I were Princess Carole -- and not obviously suffering the effects of anorexic wasting disease -- I would have sailed across that sofa onto Aviva and beat her ass so hard and savagely that her prosthetic leg would have been the only evidence that she ever existed. Aviva IS a fucking psycho! The show has gone completely beyond the pale. I can't wait for Heather the stomp the sh*t out of Aviva's freaky sycophant, Elphaba or whatever.
Continue your foolishness.
Didn't she fancy herself as Miss Mayor?
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to challenge the National Rifle Association in a $50 million effort to galvanize voters in favor of stricter gun control laws. Bloomberg says he plans to use the tools of the NRA—political influence, organization, and a hard-line stance—in order to build a nationwide grassroots organization and sway voters and lawmakers to support gun control. “We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg told the New York Times.
What The Fuck
In the suit, Egan claims the abuse started when he was 14 or 15 and moved to Los Angeles with his family to start his acting career. It was in LA that he was introduced to another Hollywood powerplayer, Marc Collins-Rector and his lover Chad Shackley, he claims. Egan was invited to one of Collins-Rector's 'notorious' parties held at his home, dubbed the M&C Estate in Encino, California. According to the suit, the parties were well-known in Hollywood and attended by investors in Collin-Rector's company who lured young boys as part of a 'sordid sex ring'. Collins-Rector eventually faced justice himself, admitting in court in 2004 that he lured five minors across state lines for sexual purposes. While these parties allegedly 'featured sexual contact between adult males and the many teenage boys', Egan maintains he 'never freely' consented to the advances. It was two or three months after Collins-Rector began allegedly abusing Egan that he was introduced to Singer at one of the parties. Egan was in the pool when Collins-Rector approached him and ordered him out to hug Singer. Egan was nude, as per the rules of the house pool, so when he hugged Singer the director allegedly 'grabbed his bare buttocks'. Egan claims the three then went to a jacuzzi where he was ordered to sit on Collins-Rector's lap before being passed off to Singer.
It’s not uncommon for conservative media to put a very different spin on current events than major news organizations. For example, news consumers who surround themselves with nothing but conservative media might believe right now that the Affordable Care Act is in a death spiral, the IRS “scandal” is heating up; the nation is facing a debt crisis; the Benghazi conspiracy will soon rock the White House; etc. But once in a while, conservative media doesn’t just put a unique spin on the news, it also identifies stories that exist largely below the radar. Over the last week, for example, far-right news consumers have been captivated with coverage of Cliven Bundy, while for much of the American mainstream, that name probably doesn’t even sound familiar. If you don’t know the story, it’s time to get up to speed. U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government’s roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals back to the rancher who owned them. The dispute less than 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas between rancher Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had simmered for days. Bundy had stopped paying fees for grazing his cattle on the government land and officials said he had ignored court orders. Anti-government groups, right-wing politicians and gun-rights activists camped around Bundy’s ranch to support him. By any fair definition, this was an intense standoff with a very real possibility of significant casualties. But to understand how and why the crisis unfolded as it did over the weekend, we have to start with how it started in the first place. Ian Millhiser did a nice job summarizing the backstory. This conflict arises out of rancher Cliven Bundy’s many years of illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands. In 1998, a federal court ordered Bundy to cease grazing his livestock on an area of federal land known as the Bunkerville Allotment, and required him to pay the federal government $200 per day per head of cattle remaining on federal lands. Around the time it issued this order, the court also commented that “[t]he government has shown commendable restraint in allowing this trespass to continue for so long without impounding Bundy’s livestock.” Fifteen years later, Bundy continued to defy this court order. Last October, the federal government returned to court and obtained a new order, providing that “Bundy shall remove his livestock from the former Bunkerville Allotment within 45 days of the date hereof, and that the United States is entitled to seize and remove to impound any of Bundy’s cattle that remain in trespass after 45 days of the date hereof.” A third federal court order issued the same year explains that Bundy did not simply refuse to stop trespassing on federal lands – he actually expanded the range of his trespassing. According to the third order, “Bundy’s cattle have moved beyond the boundaries of the Bunkerville Allotment and are now trespassing on a broad swath of additional federal land (the “New Trespass Lands”), including public lands within the Gold Butte area that are administered by the BLM, and National Park System land within the Overton Arm and Gold Butte areas of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.” The third order also authorizes the federal government to “impound any of Bundy’s cattle that remain in trespass.” So, on the one hand we have Bundy, who’s said, “I don’t recognize [the] United States government as even existing.” It led him to repeatedly ignore federal law, repeatedly blow federal court rulings, and refuse to pay federal fines for his transgressions. On the other hand we have the United States government – which does, in fact, exist – showing considerable restraint in trying to resolve the problem. All of this started to come to a head last week, with federal officials going to the area late last week to enforce the law and seize the cattle Bundy has been illegally grazing. Except this proved to be problematic – Bundy’s heavily-armed allies, egged on by conservative media, showed up from a variety of Western states to confront U.S. officials. Facing the very real possibility that the anti-government forces might open fire, U.S. officials backed off in the interest of maintaining public safety. “Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, said in a statement. Bundy’s cattle, which had been rounded up, were released. The Bundy supporters and assorted militia members were pleased, the crowds dispersed, and no one was shot. But you probably see the problem: it’s unsustainable to think a group of well-armed extremists can simply block the enforcement of American laws in the United States. It’s perfectly understandable that the Bureau of Land Management saw a crisis unfolding and pulled back to prevent bloodshed, but there’s an obvious problem with establishing a radical precedent: you, too, can ignore the law and disregard court rulings you don’t like, just so long as you have well-armed friends pointing guns at Americans. To put it mildly, that’s not how the American system works. Indeed, that’s not how any system of government can ever work. Tensions eased over the weekend, but it seems likely that this story isn’t over yet.
The old thread was closed... and there's just not enough eye candy in this world, so this thread is here to fix that! No nudes, just totally gorgeous men:
Will Meghan still be around or will she have found fame that is tearing her marriage apart? Will Peggy finally find love? Will Pete stop being an asshole? Will Sal be at the Stonewall Riots? What do you all think??
I have the strong sense when I'm around women that they operate with a lot of shame. Almost all of the women I know - as direct, fun and open as they can be - seem to be hiding shame of some kind. So what are women most ashamed of? Is it their bodies - the fat, the heavy thighs, the folds, all the things that are anatomically "normal" about being a woman? Is it their genitalia, rather than their bodies in general? Like they feel "dirty" or the menses bother them or leave them feeling unclean (in some weird way)? Is it their families and background? Their lack of education - educated women almost always seem determined to let you know it as soon as they can. What are women so ashamed of? (And, no, this isn't a thread for a poll.)
Yeah, she's a pampered brat who cheated on her first husband. But Dean's chronic cheating has really damaged her. He used her for money and she must know that by now, after having 4 children.
I don't get it.
Has anybody watched this show? I'd never heard of it until yesterday when an acquaintance suggested I would like it due to my interest in history and westerns. It sounds intriguing. I don't watch much TV (I'm more of a cinephile), but I'm thinking of checking it out. Also, anything gay in it?
Full House actress Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar & Valentin Chmerkovskiy Swimmer Diana Nyad & Henry Byalikov Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes & Tony Dovolani Pop star Cody Simpson & Witney Carson The Price is Right host Drew Carey & Cheryl Burke Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Meryl Davis & Maksim Chmerkovskiy Olympic ice dancing gold medalist Charlie White & Sharna Burgess Para-snowboarder Amy Purdy (who lost both her legs after contracting menigitis) & Derek Hough Former NHL player Sean Avery & Karina Smirnoff Singer Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater Big Time Rush bandmember/actor James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd
The UK is getting more like an impoverished East Asian nation by the day. Gran is all of 27. Does the UK have Mississippi beat for human trash?
Dennis Miller gets blowed up real good. Yay! After the opening credits, we're treated to a shirtless Scott Caan. Double YAY!! After that, we're also treated to a guest appearance by Scott's father, James "I Love My Gay Son" Caan.
Should probably be renamed Watch What Happens Taped and Pre-Recorded.
They won't show us their goodies in the gym lockerroom. Hissssssssssssssss!
This is a joke, right? Watch the video, The Last Song. Now, white people aren't the only ones who want to pretend to be black, now non-American white girls do too.
I want the northeast to give up snow and ice
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.
If you were thinking of catching Johnny Depp's latest flop this weekend: Don't. The Rating's are in and film critics are shocked at what they assumed would be an intelligent and thought provoking movie. Along with Depp, the cast for this movie is stellar. Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, and Rebecca Hall round out an impressive cast that simply cannot hold this steaming mess together. Check under the cut to see what some critics are saying about Depp's latest failure. Synopsis: As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain. Rex Reed from the New York Obeserver: On Depp's Performance: It’s the cushiest job in one of the worst movies ever made because the star gets to stay home and blow up the world in his easy chair, phoning in the dialogue Overall: The result is a pointless nightmare of pretentious science fiction twaddle with no plot, no coherence and no heart. You couldn’t find a narrative thread with a microscope. Richard von Busack from Metro Active On the overall film: Pretty damned bad. Another example of 2014 CG used to animate 1974's science fiction ideas. On Director Wally Pfsiter: First-time director Wally Pfister is Christopher Nolan's usual cinematographer, and yet Transcendence isn't distinguished visually; Pfister seems to have absorbed all of Nolan's self-seriousness and none of his livelines Jake Coyle from UT San Diego/Associated Press : On Comparison's Between the film HER and Transcendence: ... whereas"Her" was playful and personal about familiar futuristic concepts, "Transcendence" is clunky and lifeless. It's like the movie version of a paranoid TED talk. On Rebecca Hall's Performance: "Transcendence" ultimately hinges on the relationship of Caster and Evelyn. The excellent Hall, looking a bit confused by what she's gotten herself into, does her best to emotionally ground Pfister's increasingly unfocused and heavy-handed story. Brian Bishop from The Verge On the Christopher Nolan Produced Film: It stars several Nolan mainstays, features the same kind of meticulous photography and production design we’ve come to expect, and mixes a high-concept premise with an intimate emotional core. But the comparisons end there, as the film collapses into a shambling mess of ’90s cyber-paranoia and action tropes that not even the charisma of Johnny Depp can redeem. On the Cast: Depp seems disinterested without a crazy costume or affectation to play with, and while Rebecca Hall is wonderful as his grief-stricken wife, there’s no getting around the fact that the duo have no chemistry together ... The same is true for Bettany, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy, all exceptional actors who at times feel like they’re starring in outtakes from entirely different movies Alonso Duralde from The Wrap On Plot Holes:This is the kind of film where, by the time you've reached your car in the parking lot, you find yourself asking your date questions like “Why was the nano-technology visible to the human eye?” and “If computer Will can scan Evelyn's biochemical emotional reactions, why can't it catch her lying?” On the One Good Thing About Transcendence: If there's one solid take-away from “Transcendence,” it's Rebecca Hall's performance as a computer genius (she's not just Will's wife, she's his collaborator) so blinded by grief and by the possibilities of pushing science to the next level, that she aids and abets Will's ambitious, terrifying agenda. She remains committed to the character even when the plot's logic goes 404 – Not Found. Scott Foundas from Variety On the Leads and their Performance: Depp fails to convey any real sense of the passion and curiosity that supposedly drive Will Caster to do what he does. The gravely beautiful Hall ... seems to have been directed to deliver her entire performance in an unwavering state of glassy-eyed anxiety.
Will he ever break into television or films? Is Queer As Folk the peak of his career. Looking at imdb, the projects he has can't be paying him much.
I enjoyed reading his blog where he detailed his whoring around and who had fucked him in recent days... He just dropped totally off-radar... I'm betting his "artsy" self-produced porn career went to shit? He was getting on in years though... Alive? Cancer? Suicide? WTF happened? Not even Facebook or Twitter anymore.
Here's where you can spoil and discuss everything that's coming up on the TV show for the fourth season and beyond if you've read ahead in the books.
It's almost 4AM on the west coast, so Simon Halls will be heading off to Denny's soon. In the meantime, try and figure out how this Datalounger (see inset) happened to know Matt's personal plans months in advance, and almost a year before he talked about them in the press (photo is from this month's Hollywood Reporter).
The other threads are full. So, to continue our discussion of the previous... Will onetime Broadway "It boy" Cheyenne Jackson ever rebound or will he continue down his wacky path in 2014? What new addictions or maladies will Jackson come down with to generate more Press - Childhood Leukemia, Fibromyalgia, Gluten Intolerance? Will Cheyenne pull a Katie Holmes and finally get away from that cult? Approaching 40, Will Cheyenne ever top tweeting like 12 year-old girls? The drugs, the cults, the social climbing fiancee, and a big Gay summer wedding to wrap it all up. Place your bets, on what other surprises Ms. Jackson has in store for us?
1. Raisins ruin every dish from cookies to chicken salad. 2. Drag queens ruin every bar and social even they are a part of. 3. Hall monitors ruin every thread they visit. Yours?
It's kinda fun to go through the old blind items and try to solve them. For instance, this one from 1998 is obviously about Revolta: "This movie hero appears to be a loving husband and father in the Disney tradition, but when he's on location or the family's away, it's another story. He heads for the male bathhouses to seek out anonymous sex. Despite his famous face he hungrily prowls - eyeing every guy in the place. He likes fast uncommitted sex with all types, all colors. One week he was seen four nights in a row cavorting in the steam room. He's the talk of the gay community and if anyone spills the beans his career will be shattered."
I hope you bitches are happy! Look at what your gossiping has done!
Who is "Nippy"?
coproduced and wrote a verse to Rump Shaker.
Contestants will be judged in multiple categories, including "poise in both evening wear and bathing wear." In addition to a cash prize (which can optionally be donated to charity), a "wee crown and scepter" will be awarded to the less-endowed man best exhibiting "extraordinary heart, talent, and chutzpa."
What do we think?
By Lynne Adkins HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Same-sex couples legally married in another state may face extra time filling out their tax forms in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages, so if a couple was legally married in another state, the partners can not file a joint state tax return here. “Typically, if folks file jointly or separately, they most times would not have any difference in the tax liability in Pennsylvania,” notes Rosalind Sutch, a CPA with the firm of Drucker & Scaccetti, in Philadelphia, “so the requirement that Pennsylvania has recently noted on its web site that folks of the same sex and legally married in another state have to file separate returns is merely a procedural exercise.” Legally married same-sex couples are permitted to file a joint federal tax return even if they live in a state that doesn’t recognize that union.
Which is coming out on April 18?
I bought one so I would not have to use dryer sheets anymore. It seemed like it was working fine, but tonight I decided to take it out just because I liked the smell of the Downy dryer sheets I used to use better. Well, the Bounce dryer bar cannot be removed from the inside of your dryer without leaving a sticky residue behind. I am going to have to spend a lot of time cleaning that stuff now so it doesn''t mess with my clothes. I did a search on the Bounce dryer bar on Google, and you would not believe how many websites with complaints pop up! You have been warned!
Concerned consumer who hates static cling
Going through all of these threads, post by post, and deleting whatever offends his delicate sensibilities?
A lady I know bought herself a Birkin bag last week. She's wanted one for 20 years and has been saving up for over two years to buy it. When she went into the Toronto boutique to place an order, the sales person made a big deal about putting her on a waiting list. Then a bag "magically" appeared two weeks later, and not the 10 months the sales lady stated. The only luxury item I own is a Montblanc 149 fountain pen from the 1950's. I bought it for a $200, and it's worth about $1000. So what's your luxury item?
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?
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?
One for this sort of image.
With a new cold war beginning and most of the world hating Russia as it's economy tanks? Maybe he's thinking he could have picked a better country? Why the fuck did he flee to China and Russia anyway? The fact he fled to these two countries is bizarrely ironic considering he's claiming he didn't do it out of espionage but out of a need for freedom of information. Anybody think he will eventually turn himself in so he can fight the charges, or will be continue to be a pussy and cower in that shithole of a country?
I am curious how some of you deal with people at the gym who are there to chit-chat and socialize instead of working out. How do handle it without coming off as rude?
I've been watching this mess for about a month after giving up on CNN. What's with the random people just sitting around a desk, the old blonde chick ("Mika") sipping coffee constantly like she's dying of thirst.. The bulbus nosed "Joe" looking from side to side, contorting his face constantly in reaction to what the others are saying. WHO are the people? These various men from other MSNBC shows who just sit there and chime in on top news stories as if they're experts? Willie Geist??? John Roberts?? Deconstructing Russia's geopolitical motives and such???!? Then there's the bizarre montage of 'edgy' photos of Joe and Mika in various 'edgy' fashion poses, looking off into the distance, walking along train tracks, all while indie music plays (cause they're so hip).
Don''t these people have jobs? Aren''t they worried their employers, co-workers, sisters, cousins, grandmothers would see? If they''re in school, wouldn''t this make it hard to get a job in the future? \ \ I had thought people on Sean Cody type sites were whores but now I think they''re pretty high class compared to these Cam4 sluts. At least people want to pay to see the guys on Sean Cody and they''re modeling, being shot in a professional setting with professional equipment. They''re getting paid big money to put themselves through school or whatever. Now I respect them so much. I have no respect for Cam4 guys.
I'll start: Kitty Dukakis
Do NOT post anything racist that will get this thread deleted.
So last night I was walking down a side street in the boystown part of Chicago last night. A young street thug was giving a hard time to slightly built gay man walking his dog, calling him faggot and pushing him around, slapping him and getting in his face. I had a super hot cup of coffee I just got from 7-11. I threw it in the punks face and scolded the fuck out of him. Both me and the guy being harassed ran away as thugfuck screamed in pain. I had to share with somebody so I am in the DL. It felt GOOD!
This is *my* definition of a perfect body. Also, the hair on his chest and stomach is perfection. Thanks you Nick!
Active Duty's new model, "Axl" is sporting a lot of tattoos popular with white supremacist. The popular symbols include: -Celtic Cross -Thor's Hammer -Spider Web -18 44 -NN When advised of their meaning, the owner of Active Duty, "Dink Flamingo" said the model is not a white supremacist, just naive (in other words...young, dumb and full of cum.) When Flamingo was asked to stop promoting the model with the offensive tattoo's he simply said 'no." $Cha ching$
any suggestions for a man in his mid-40s looking to update his wardrobe?
Looking to the most intelligent and aware on DL to keep me up to date on current events.
Who's seen it?! WTF was going on? They were filming their sex romp for "Alfonso's" birthday?
May the games begin again.
I just learned that 50s/60s sitcom star Bea Benederet of Burns & Allen/Petticoat Junction fame (and btw, Lucy's first choice for the Ethel Mertz role), is the mother of actor Jack Bannon (pictured; "Lou Grant", among many shows), who played Scott Easton, the character who stole Val's babies on Knots Landing. This is fascinating. Any others I should be aware of?
Thanks to widespread public ridicule, Hollywood producers & directors finally got the message and stop repeating such rom-com clichés as montages of retail therapy for the heroine, or scenes where she lipsyncs while holding a hairbrush/spatula/wire whisk as a microphone. But there are some things they still keep repeating in films I never want to see again--such as: *in ghost movies: ghosts with stringy black hair crawling along the shadowy floor, walls, or ceiling *in action films: Mexican standoffs *in biopics of famous singers: the singer's success is shown by a montage of his or her placements on the Billboard charts intercut with scenes of him or her singing in different venues What else?
Serious question here. I have been thinking about swallowing here and am curious what to expect. I know I am going to get a lot of BS answers but I am a younger guy and have always wanted to try.
I went to see Jake Silbermann in that shitty 3's Company play and got to go backstage. Van was there and I asked if I could take a pic of the two of them together. Jake seemed eager to comply, but Van went apeshit! I think he may have been drinking. Anyway, he snatched my iPhone right out of my hand and threw it to the floor, spewing obscenities at both me and Jake! Frothing at the mouth, he drew back his leg and kicked me right in the cunt! Jake finally shook himself out of what appeared to be a catatonic state and pulled Van away from me, but the damage was done. I've been in the hospital for weeks while my broken vagina bone heals. I got flowers and a get well card from Jake, apologizing for Van's behavior. He said Van is kinda crazy and they don't really speak anymore, but Van just showed up backstage to ask Jake for money (I guess he's broke). Luke Snyder was my BFF, but I don't know if I'll ever be able to watch a shitty Nuke fan video ever again!!
I wonder if they're the "lickable" kind?
If yo could have sex with one of them, who would you pick?
I'm the kid who will age twenty years overnight after tonight.
Does she need help for a drinking problem? %0D\ And how about her use of the term "the gay lifestyle"?
Here, have some more snow.
Since 1985 an Asian female figure has had at least one step on the World Championship podium 26 out of 29 years! An AMAZING feat resulting in 18 Gold medals, 9 Silver medals and 12 Bronze medals In 2007 it was a SWEEP as Miki Ando, Mao Asada and Yu-Na Kim swept the podium. Since 1992 Asian female figure has had at least one step on the Olympic Podium every Olympic games. Resulting in 3 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals, and 3 Bronze medals. Legendary skating coach Carlos Fassi said Asian women would dominate this sport when school figures were eliminated. The US women used to dominate this sport. Not anymore. The US women have not won a medal in singles at the World Championships in 8 years, the longest drought ever Fassi was right when he predicted Asian Women RULE Figure Skating. Why can't the US women falling so behind the Asian women?
Please take my poll. Right now these are the top names being bandied about as potential Letterman replacements.Also likely being discussed as potential candidates are Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler; I did not list them because I ran out of space and it is unlikely they would be hired. But you are wlecome to vote for them as "Other." I also did not list Jon Stewart because almost everyone agrees it is extremely unlikely he would want to leave his position on Comedy Central, where he is top banana. You could also vote for him as "Other." Amy Poehler would have to leave "Parks and Recreation," but it is expected to be over when Letterman leaves next year.
Continue your foolishness.
Yes, of course, I think she's cute, but I also think she's a viable candidate for "the next Meryl Streep." Anyone agree?
David MacLeod a Hollywood producer. He later died of a heart attack while a fugitive from the law. Will Bryan Singer cousins, actors Lori and Marc Singer talk to Shirley MacLaine & Warren Beatty about being cousins this situation? Now Lori and Marc Singer and Shirley MacLaine & Warren Beatty have something in common. Wonder if they collaborate on a movie because of this.
Mad Men put me in this frame of mind. I work and live in Santa Monica -- but I'm making the trek. Never been. What should I order??
Business and Internet jargon ("There's no 'I' in team" and "This. So much this," respectively) are irritating in their own rights, but phrases said in day-to-day conversation can be the most grating:
The cosmetics Mary Kay, not actress.
Who gets the most barely legal tail?
Is quite good. Say what you will that she's been living off the fumes of that album for the entire 30 years but it's as fun as ever. The Deluxe version has a bunch of demos and her voice, as unusual as it was, was the real deal. Where's the Deluxe 30 anniversary edition of "Madonna?"
They met last summer on the set of upcoming movie, Tracers, and co-stars Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos seem to be quite the happy couple.
She sings Sempre con fè sincera Her voice was beautiful
The Million Dollar Listing boys are back in New York. Million Dollar Listing New York returns with new episodes on Wednesday, April 2 at 9 p.m. and E! News has the exclusive on season three. Fredrik Eklund, Luis D. Ortiz and Ryan Serhant all return for what looks like the most dramatic season yet. There are breakups, breakdowns, fussy sellers, new babies (maybe!?) and some epic cross-country trips. This season there are penthouses at the $40 million mark, $180 million developments and huge commissions to go along with the high-priced real estate. Check out the new trailer below. We'll be here when you pick your jaw up from the floor. Here's what's up with the boys. Fredrik, now married, has baby on the brain and is taking new steps to find his zen. Meanwhile, Ryan's no longer single and on the prowl. Can he balance work and a relationship? And Luis has joined Fredrik at Douglas Elliman and is starting to grow up. Last year Million Dollar Listing New York averaged 1.4 million viewers, making it the highest-rated season yet. Will the boys bring the magic again for season three? Million Dollar Listing New York returns with new episodes on Wednesday, April 2 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
It doesn't take much to upset you people, does it? "A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and 'shamed Canadians' by dressing like a teenager. uFly company owner Claudio Teixeira said he fired Mitchell Casado on Wednesday in part for refusing to dress professionally and making Canadians 'look very bad all over the world.' Casado's relaxed style of jeans and plaid shirts attracted wide attention during CNN's constant coverage of the search for the missing flight."
...at age 25.
I never read the first three....can I pick up the narrative thread easily?
He's not married. He states on the show that he goes to movies alone...he dresses immaculately. Any sightings around NYC?
All 11 co-hosts of "The View" will reunite on-air in May for the show's farewell to Barbara Walters. The reunion will bring back Rosie O'Donnell, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Lisa Ling and Debbie Matenopoulos.
Very draggy looking, as well. I haven't seen her in years, so was kind of shocked.
WTF??? Is this show just doing what all the others are doing or what? New housewife Kristen's kids are named Cash (ATL Kim's son's name) and Kingsley (Bev Hills' Kim's dog's name). She is going to do a work out video (ATL's Phaedra & Kenya). Ramona will have an emotional break down when daughter Avery goes to college (Bev Hill' Kim & Yolonda).
Six parks now allow you to be naked as a jaybird.
A spinoff thread from the never ending saga of Colton Haynes threads, dedicated Jerreth, ex-boyfriend to DL Twink Saint, Colton Haynes. Discuss!
Nothing sexual, just a few hours and a few rounds of cocktails. As for me, (as stated on another thread) I'd love to have a few drinks with Cameron Diaz. She doesn't take herself too seriously, and seems like a lot of fun And, she doesn't have a stick up her ass like a lot of pretentious actresses.
Men, gay or straight, should not wear cologne. It does not make you more attractive. It makes you seem fake. Just be freshly showered and well groomed. Stop wasting money on expensive (or cheap) perfume.
I just saw a photo of my ex and his new bf. They look so happy and beautiful. Oh my God, this hurts.
"Who's my girlfriend?' he asked. "You're making an assumption about my personal life and my personal life is not public property." Video:
Now you can track your loved ones- wherever they stray.
He probably gave the kid AIDS, as well.
Nice episode. Liked "Love is a Battlefield", but loved their take on Janet's "Let's Wait Awhile".
Was it all you hoped it would be?
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!
Boo hoo! He's a good actor but I think he's a phoney. I hope he gets the electric chair.
Do they have the same publicist as Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco?
Tonight the moon shall turn red between 1 and 6 am. People on the west coast will have a better view of it. What will you do to commemorate this event?
Singer Andre Johnson cut off his penis and then jumped from the second floor. A statement was released that no drugs were involved.
This is the thread where we enjoy biceps.
(is there a current thread?) I received a payment from a class action law suit last year. I remember having to fill out some IRS form to get the check. Am I supposed to get a 1099 or something for this? I didn't get anything yet.
I think Leonardo Di Caprio is both the better actor and better Looking than Depp. Depp's "cool" mocking tough guy look is quite campy. It's too bad Depp gets paid way more than Leo. Depp is worth 350 million; whereas, Leo is worth 200 million.
What do we think, DL? He's frightening, yes, but he does have great nipples and a beautiful foreskin. How does he get away with all these nude shots in Russia?
Two 18 year-olds (nephews). Don't want loud and crazy but don't want staid or stuffy. We're staying on Taylor Street.
I just invited a friend from work and his partner over to my house over to watch Game of Thrones this weekend. He was really thrilled I asked, but they have a small pug Charlie they bring everywhere (the partner even brings Charlie to work), and I added "The thing is, I'm afraid you won't be able to bring your pug. My cat just doesn't like other animals." (She hates all other dogs and cats.) His face fell, and he said, "Even though Charlie is really quiet and gentle?" I explained my cat hates other animals and would be miserable if the pug were in the house. He said, "Well, we'd love to come over, but we've got to figure out what to do about Charlie." Was I rude to make this stipulation?
Looks like a pre-embalming recall.
By a fan.
The short answer is they're sick pedos. Is there a better reason? Why do some boys/girls get acting careers from the sex servicing, and others just get used?
By mainstream, I mean something that was a fairly sizable hit with the public, not artsy-fartsy indie stuff. I nominate "All I Want to Do is Make Love to You" by Heart. Ann Wilson sings the hell out of it, but who thought this song was a good idea?! It's about a woman who has sex with some random drifter to get pregnant - uh, hello, ever heard of STDs? Or sperm banks?
FX just picked up the series Fargo starring Frances McDormad. Will U watch?
I've read rumors elsewhere that he's gay and mentioned this to my boss, who is a lesbian. For some reason she got bent out of shape refusing to entertain the notion that Daniel Craig might be gay. So, IF he is gay, does anyone have some good strong evidence that Daniel Craig is gay that I can present her?
My FB page is blowing up with people who are ecstatic about them being on tour this summer. I'll be honest, I've only heard their radio singles but they are just so middle of the road and kind of lame.
and she'll always remember me!!!
So we had T-mobile and ordered a new Iphone 5S and switched to their no contract SIMPLE plan. BIG MISTAKE. After two years of having an HTC One S and using about 300-400 mb of data a month, the I phone used 500 mb in three days. We got a warning three days into it that our account would be throttled. So we decided enough was enough (they had very spotty service for us) returned the i phone per their instructions (our dime to ship back, insured and tracking number) and we cancelled our TMO service and went to AT&T ( we got a very nice discount through my job and it ended up being more data and cheaper than TMO). So I send the phone back, get an confirmation email they got it and another saying they will refund the cost. Fast forward to my final bill over 900 dollars!! I called their CS and got someone speaking bad english. After an hour on the phone they assured me when I was charged the phone would not be on it and the termination fees they charged me would not be on it. So I checked my credit card today and guess what. Charged for everything. I spend another hour on the phone with another person who tried to convince me the bill was correct. I offered to email them copies of my emails FROM tmobile verifying they got the phone and I would be credited but nope. I finally lost it and started getting angry which I hate doing to a cs person. She said she would research it and no matter what call me back in 15 mins. 1 hour later no call. So I called back again...got someone else as soon as I explained to them what was going on my second line beeps. Guess who? She explains to me, she called the handset return dept and yes they have the phone but to refund it they need to submit a handset research request?? WTF? You just verified I returned it a month ago with your own people but to refund it you need to submit a request? SERIOUSLY? You want to keep my money for a month so you can make interest off it and then give it back? I am not a fucking bank. Fuck I hate them. even better....when you get an i phone, you don't get text messaging regular - it all goes through i message. If you move off the i phone, people who have iphones....can never text you again..? WTF part 2?? I called apple and they said they deleted it off their servers but anyone with an i phone would have to delete our contact and recreate it - which they did but still fails to send...jesus what a fucking nightmare.
What does it take to become one?
Organizers of this year’s GaymerX, the gaming convention described as a “safe place” for LGBT gamers, announced on Twitter this week that their sophomore event will be their last. Without the help of large corporate sponsors, the event “became too much of a burden,” they said. Founded in 2013 as a Kickstarter project that aimed to celebrate the diverse LGBT culture in the gaming world, GaymerX launched a second Kickstarter campaign to fund this year’s meeting at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco. The campaign raised over $24,000 — $14,000 above their initial goal — but the event couldn’t be sustained without the help of corporate sponsors. “We decided that we could no longer continue as a convention as the price of running a yearly convention downtown in San Francisco was just too high — we weren’t able to get the corporate sponsorship that we needed to make it something sustainable, and we were racking up huge amounts of debt to put this years con on,” organizer Matt Conn told Polygon. “That being said, we’re going to make the very best convention we can and we’re super eager to see a rise in more alt-cons in the future, making gaming accessible to everyone.” But it’s not the end of the line for GaymerX. Conn also says that “anything could happen” and he’s “not against it coming back in some other, more sustainable form.” Until then, gaymers will have to endure the rampant transphobic mockery at events like the Eurogamer Expo.
Rob Kardashian is clearly struggling with something. While the rest of his famous family is living it up in Thailand, the 27-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is on his own somewhere else -- and hurting in a big way. On Tuesday, April 1, he took to his Twitter with a cryptic, troubling message for his 4.82 million followers. As KUWTK viewers know, Kardashian has been struggling in his attempts to lose weight in recent months. He's "really depressed," an insider previously told Us, adding that he "rarely shows up" for his personal training sessions. "The family is very concerned about him."
The most exciting piece of information from today's [italic]Hollywood Reporter[/italic] article on THE NORMAL HEART was this: "[Ryan Murphy] hadn't planned to pitch it to HBO when he found himself in a meeting with HBO programming president Michael Lombardo about another project, [bold]a proposed movie about the making of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.[/bold] Lombardo wasn't interested in that concept but asked what else Murphy was working on." I hope to god Lombardo reconsiders and greenlights this pronto!
Irish Spring and Brylcreem for me. I actually rub both the Irish Spring deodorant on my neck. Do the same thing with Brylcreem. (A little dab'll do ya...just a small amount in the palm and rub it into your neck area. I turn myself on, actually.
For the last month or so, my head feels "full," almost like I've been swimming and still have a little water in my ears. I get a little dizzy (dizzier than normal, lol) and hear a slight "whooshing" sounds in my head if I move it a certain way. I thought I had a viral infection, so I took antibiotics but it hasn't gone away. Trying to figure out what to do next.
Have a Marlboro cigarette..
What was it like?
Which of the male judges has the biggest dick, and why did you select him.
I'm not talking a CEO living on Park Avenue, I mean a middle or working class person in the suburbs. Of all things, why the environment? I don't understand, can someone explain this culture to me?
Anyone ever bring it through an airport?
Totally into guys in jocks here...I have many...red, black, grey, orange...I love fucking a guy in a jock....pulling on those straps around their ass while I pound them....nothing hotter.
Seriously, my back is constantly itchy. I'm always asking my boyfriend to scratch my back and I know he's sick of it. I have him put lotion on it a lot to help. I'll scratch against the corner wall of my office and use a column between to rooms of out place like a bear would use a tree. I even sometime keep a regular kitchen knife in my nightstand to scratch my back when I wake it with an itch. WTF is wrong with me DL?!? Does this happen to anyone else? Certainly there's no back itch disease. IS THERE?!
For me, it depends on where I am. In the Caribbean, I never even think about it. In Rhode Island, I sometimes get that "Jaws" feeling. Just a little...a tinge of the cold water perhaps. Around the Cape, rarely. But in south Florida? I worry BIG TIME. It harshes me out, bro.
It won't open ...... which one of you bitches is in there locking it up ??
Can you imagine. I want to be in a relationship with Chris Evans, but I think the invasion of privacy would get to me. I mean paparazzi would follow us around and plus Chris would most likely not be home a lot which is kind of sad. On a different note, Chris Evans is blindingly beautiful and I want to suffer massive colo-rectal trauma trying over and over to have his babies.
In preparation for spring training and the 2014 MLB season. ----- 2014 HOF Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame Braves pitchers, White Sox slugger make it on first ballot; Biggio falls just shy
I'm fascinated by this era. Any film recommendations?
Okay granted I am not from the south but is it typical for late forties and early fifties men to social friends with 20-30 somethings? Case #1 Thomas Ravenel who is 51 years old, been indicted for selling cocaine and forced to step down as state treasurer now wants to run for congress as a "Libertarian"." Episode two showed a picture of his father with a very large confederate flag draped across the steps of the state capitol. Racist much? Case #2 Whitney Sudler Smith - 41 year old "film maker" who lives with his mother. The rest of the cast seem in the late 20's to early 30's. Thomas seems to think he is quite the stud man about town....given he is handsome and rich he is also racist and vile.
This one frau got the okay to come in 11am now through the end of summer in order to accommodate some re-scheduling of her brat's camp schedule. Of course she still takes a full lunch break, spends all afternoon yapping with the other fraus, and doesn't stay past 5. A few months ago, when my cat was ill, I requested to leave an hour early for a week in order to get home in time to give her her medicine. I was denied, with the reason that if they make allowances for me, they'll have to do the same for other employees. If that's not a double standard, I don't know what is. These fraus who vomit up a few kids have it so easy and are master manipulators at using these brats as excuses for getting out of doing work. They actually don't get enough for credit for that. Bravo, fraus.
Last night at Barclay's. As a longtime Joan Jett fan, I thought it was fitting (and cool) that Nirvana picked her to front the band for its biggest hit when they performed at the ceremony. And, Nirvana played a full set afterwards at a small Brooklyn club with several different singers, including Kim Gordon, St. Vincent & Lorde.
Link to previous thread... Continue with your Kalinda worship here.
[quote]Was it all just for the cameras? Lindsay Lohan abruptly fired her sober living coach, Michael Cormier, after completing filming for her self-titled reality show for OWN, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Viewers of Lindsay have seen Cormier on camera supporting Lohan as the show chronicles the troubled actress’ life after her 2013 rehab stint. “But as soon as the cameras were packed up, Lindsay gave Michael the pink slip, and he hasn’t heard from her since,” a source close to the production told Radar. The guy got paid $1,500 a day to say things like "When Lindsay feels like she has been tricked… it’s really intensely triggering for her.”
"Spider-Man" To Tackle ''The VPL''\ \ Now it''s Spider-Man''s turn as Showbiz Spy reports that new webslinger Andrew Garfield has been through numerous costume fittings for the project, most notably the new suit which is "a very high-tech design".\ \ An insider says "One whole day was devoted to make sure there was nothing inappropriate showing in the crotch area of the suit. Andrew should be flattered that it took so long to get that part right."\ \ Garfield himself meanwhile has hit back at online talk that the actor is too skinny to play Peter Parker, saying "I have had a lot of good wishes and kind words and a fair bit of criticism too. I heard some people are saying I%E2%80%99m lacking the muscles to be Spider-Man. But the thing Spidey is as skinny as me. He%E2%80%99s not Arnold Schwarzenegger.%E2%80%9D
I'm afraid of this deranged man...
Do we approve, girls?
Me @ age 5 - Hershey Bar age 10 - Necco Wafers (Hershey bars all went overseas to our Fighting Forces) 15 - Hershey bar 20 - Hershey bar 25 - Milky Way 27 - ALERT!! While driving shirtless, I noticed a tiny little skin fold on my waist. 30 - Fat free & sugarless candy - UGH!! 35 to 65 - Milky Way (still with a 29 inch waist) 70 - Hershey bar (waist growing) 75 - Hershey bar (waist growing faster) 80 (next year) - Necco Wafers (probably intravenously. Waist @44 inch. You?????
Original Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kristy Swanson doesn''t agree with Joss Whedon that revisiting the 1992 movie is a bad idea.\ \ In fact, the 40-year-old actress is touting for a role in Warner Brothers'' remake.\ \ "If they wanted me to be a part of it, I think that would be fantastic and that it would be a blast," she told Entertainment Weekly.\ \ Her enthusiam isn''t shared by Buffy creator Whedon, whose response to the remake announcement came via a sardonic written statement to E! Online, in which he called it "a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths."\ \ But Swanson has no such reservations, adding: "There are die-hard Joss Whedon fans who absolutely love him to death, and rightly so; he''s a brilliant man, no doubt. I love everything Buffy. I don''t care who''s doing it."\ \ Swanson''s co-star Luke Perry has so far declined to give his reaction.
Seems like it. Obviously, some of them are good-looking but on the whole, Brits don't seem to require their actors to have model looks.
… but he doesnt work out and he's starting to get a little gut. Cute, now, but the shots above his head show his hair is also receding. Is he destined to be pudgy and bald and a has been at 30?
What size is this woman? My sister says she looks to be a US size 8, but I think she is way bigger. Probably a US size 16.
That Jane Leeves had a serious eating disorder. If she turns sideways she becomes practically invisible. She looks like a lollipop with a flat ass, sunken tits and huge feet.
NEW YORK (AP) %E2%80%94 Only a week after the announcement that the character Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series is gay, the fictional world is again shocked with the revelation by Steven Blanc, son of voice artist Mel Blanc, that the perennial prankster %E2%80%9CBugs%E2%80%9D Bunny of Looney Tunes cartoons is also gay. This announcement, while unexpected, give new and clearer meaning to many of the on-screen exchanges between the smart-aleck %E2%80%9Cwacky wabbit%E2%80%9D and his put-upon nemesis, Elmer Fudd. Bugs Bunny was in love with his male rival, Steven Blanc says. The author of %E2%80%9CBugs and Elmer: A Forbidden Love,%E2%80%9D stunned fans at the Academy of Motion Pictures annual Warner Brothers Looney Tunes Night, when he answered one young reader%E2%80%99s question about Bugs by saying that he was gay and had been in love with Elmer Fudd for years. %E2%80%98%E2%80%9DYou have to remember that this was Hollywood of the Golden Age, even before Rock Hudson. The studio just wouldn%E2%80%99t allow it. Instead, Bugs and Elmer expressed their love for each using homosexual codes of the day, such as Elmer pointing a gun at Bugs, and Bugs responding with a squirt of seltzer in his face. Those in the closeted gay community clearly knew that Bugs famous %E2%80%9CWhat%E2%80%99s Up, Doc?%E2%80%9D was the password to get entry into the notorious Hammer Club on the Sunset Strip.%E2%80%9D The news of Bugs Bunny%E2%80%99s homosexuality brought gasps, then applause at the Academy, and set off thousands of e-mails on Warner Brothers cartoon Web sites around the world. Some were dismayed, others indifferent, but most were supportive. %E2%80%9D %E2%80%98BUGS BUNNY IS GAY%E2%80%99 is quite a headline to stumble upon on a Friday evening, and it%E2%80%99s certainly not what I expected,%E2%80%9D added Looney Tunes fan Charlie Johnson, of Trenton, New Jersey. %E2%80%9C(But) a gay character in the most popular cartoon in the world is a big step for gay rights.%E2%80%9D
I remember when it wasn't much more than Gap...now it's all posh and expensive and I rarely find anything I like in there.
Ever had one? Like being in the grocery store and Jeremy Renner asks you to get something off the top shelf for him?
...but lived in a commune during the off season, ask me anything...
What is the worst event you have experienced and how did the pain subside?
Does it work?
I was thinking of encouraging someone to see a doctor but I don't want to cause him financial problems.
Mine: The "You're a sad and pathetic man" speech from The Boys in the Band Bette Davis' "I was in love with Geoff Hammond..." speech from The Letter
He is so hot! Does he play for our team?
"Good Morning America" confirmed Tuesday that Michael Strahan will be joining the show. Strahan made a quick visit to the set to announce his role as the show's new part-time correspondent. Tuesday's show confirmed earlier reports that he was slated to join "GMA" part-time while continuing to host "Live!", which Strahan himself had alluded to on "Live!" earlier this month. He high-fived cheering fans on his way to the anchor desk, where Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Amy Robach and Lara Spencer gave him a warm welcome. "We love you. We love Kelly," Roberts said. "Great friends to us over the years. So excited that you're going to join us a couple days a week." Strahan will be back on the show in his new role starting next week.
I have ordered all of my staff at work to use "My Lady" when addressing me, effective April 17,2014. Its time to bring some elegance and class to the workplace.Failure to comply can and will result in immediation termination.
These guys really think they are straight?!
Someone posted this article on Facebook, and my initial reaction was to roll my eyes viciously. What does Data Lounge think?
For better or for worse, most of the profiles we’ve read on "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, 37, throw in a mention or two of her enviably curvaceous figure. Video:
Now this out to be interesting! Can these ladies all get along to properly say farewell to the legendary Barbara Walters? We shall see, but here is the plan. According to The Wrap, during Walters final week on The View, circle the May 15th episode. That is when the long-running ABC morning talk show brings back all of Walters former co-hosts and mixes them in with the present ones … 11 in total! Returning for the episode will be: Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck who will be hand along with present co-hosts; Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara herself. The following day, after more than five decades on the air, Walters will say farewell to daily television with her final co-host appearance on The View that morning on Friday May 16th. As previously announced, The View will commemorate Walters’ final week (May 12-16) with “ABC: A Barbara Celebration” featuring surprise guests, dedicated segments, and retrospectives of Walters’ life.
I follow Todd Sanfield and Justin Clynes. Any other recommendations?
I already love it just because Gunn from Angel is in this!
Because hairy chest is a thing of beauty...
By Outlook Ohio Some Cleveland taxi drivers are dropping out of a dedicated cab service at the city’s airport because they don’t want to drive vehicles with signs promoting the upcoming Gay Games. WOIO-TV in Cleveland reported that at least 17 drivers have refused to drive cabs with Gay Games signs. Most of the drivers are Muslim and have cited religious objections, the station said. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hosts a dedicated service in which three local cab companies use special vehicles and preset rates. According to the airport website, the drivers who participate in the service receive “enhanced customer-service training.” Gay Games Executive Director Tom Nobbe told Outlook this morning that the cab drivers’ objections run counter to the overall reaction to the international event in northeastern Ohio. Organizers have offered to line up LGBT-inclusive diversity training for transportation, safety, hospitality and other businesses and agencies whose employees will help Gay Games visitors, he said. “This could accelerate those efforts,” Nobbe said. “It’s unfortunate they feel this way,” he said of the cab drivers. “It’s the first time something like this has happened.” The ninth Gay Games, featuring competitions in 36 sports, is scheduled for Aug. 9-16 in Cleveland and Akron. Organizers expect 30,000 participants and spectators. Airport Director Ricky Smith issued a statement confirming that two of the service’s three cab companies – Ace and Yellow Taxi Cab – had drivers drop out of the airport program because of religious reasons. He said they will be replaced within three weeks.
Who else here in America is terrified because we live in a country of mostly such incredibly stupid people? There are more of them, the incredibly stupid Republicans, than there are of us. Also they vote. For the most part we don't unless it's for president and even then... How, after everything, every lie, every thing they have tried to take away and have taken away can there still be so many fucking morons that would give them back the House, nevertheless the Senate??? Now we have to add in voter suppression that Democrats are hardly lifting a finger to fight. Unless you are very rich, white and straight how can you not be terrified? Does anyone think there is time and any kind of effort out there to stop this evil? I feel totally hopeless. How do you fight such stupidity?
Oakland - over $2000. Let's all move to Alpine County like we were planning on doing back in the 60's. You go first.
"In the as-yet-untitled film, the US actor will tell the story of Young Gay America magazine's co-founder Michael Glatze, who famously renounced his homosexuality and committed to Christianity after experiencing concerning heart palpitations."
Over the weekend I watched a PBS documentary on The DC5 and I was wondering . . . Was Dave Clark gay? He's now 71 years old and he never married. I found an article online mentioning him having a girlfriend sometime in the past, but absolutely nothing beyond that - other than the old cliché of his being too wrapped up in his business ventures to get involved in a serious relationship. He was close friends with Freddie Mercury for over 15 years and was at his death bed when he died.
The drunk driving kid from Texas who killed 4 people and was sentenced to probation is headed to a CA facility that charges nearly half a million dollars a year. His parents are only paying $1170 a month for this "treatment" which is a typical child support payment for someone of their wealth. The kid and his parents are getting off easy, but how do insurance companies justify treatment programs that cost so much and do so little? These places essentially babysit juvenile delinquents and about once a week, they see the house shrink for 30 minutes. It's a scam.
I always got a gay vibe from him. And in his 2004 comedy show, "I Say Nay Nay" he kept talking about "his friend" who is never named, but figures prominently in his life, along with his immediate family. He had gastric bypass surgery in 1999, and lost over 100 pounds, but then started gaining weight again, and stopped talking about "his friend" in his shows. I won't say he was just like Louis Anderson, since John wasn't blackmailed, but was he another closeted fat man, who used comedy--and food--to mask the pain?
Is there a point to this? Has someone been stupid enough to hire this bimbo for another movie role?
Golfer who agrees that being gay is ‘an open rebellion to God’ wins Masters 15th April 2014, 5:52 PM; Joseph Patrick McCormick A golfer who voiced his support for a sports analyst who said gay NBA player Jason Collins’ coming out was an “open rebellion to God” has won the Masters. 35-year-old Bubba Watson from Florida on 13 April won the Masters and picked up the $1.6 million (£950,000) prize. Jason Collins last year spoke about his sexuality, confirming he is gay in an article in Sports Illustrated magazine. He said: “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay. Watson then tweeted his approval when Chris Broussard, a senior writer for ESPN Magazine said on air that Jason Collins’ coming out as gay was an “open rebellion to God”. The golf star tweeted “Thanks… for sharing your faith and the bible. #GodIsGood.” He later tweeted to say that he did not think he was “better than anyone else”, and that he would go to dinner with Collins, should the NBA star ask. This week’s win for Watson was his second in three years.
I know because the lock was taken off the big window, which was ever so slightly ajar, and the front door deadbolt was turned upside down so the bolt now comes from the bottom instead of the top. Is this some freaky landlord shit or should I be calling the police, or was it a Homeland Security Sneak 'n Peek. I can't imagine a burglar bothering to replace the deadbolt and nothing was taken. I can think of some booby traps of course. I don't have time for this shit.
I'm pretty jaded when it comes to horror flicks, so if anyone knows of any good ones, feel free to post.
The controversial drag queen makes use of the transphobic term 'shemale' in a segment reminiscent of Maury Povich's 'Man or Woman?' episodes. Last night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race featured a contest many on Twitter are calling transphobic. The game, "Female or Shemale," pitted the contestants against each other in a quest to determine whether they were being shown a picture of — as RuPaul phrased it — "a biological woman or a psychological woman." In announcing the name of the game, "female" was said in a higher-pitched tone, while "shemale" was said in a low, gruff, masculine-sounding tone. The contestants laugh as they guess whether or not the body part they're being shown belongs to a cisgender (nontrans) woman. The show has a long history of using the term "shemale" in various plays on words, most notably during a segment called, "You've Got Shemail." In last night's game, contestants saw pictures of cisgender women Christina Aguilera, former WWE wrestler Chyna, and "Tan Mom" Patricia Krentcil, alongside photos of well-known drag queens. "Shemale" is a word that historically refers to transgender women, most prominent in pornography. The word originated with transgender porn and doesn't have roots in "drag culture," as some have argued is the case with the word "tranny." GLAAD's transgender media reference guide denotes two levels of terms to avoid: problematic and defamatory. "Shemale" falls under the defamatory heading, with GLAAD officials writing that the word — along with words like "tranny," "shim," and "gender-bender" — "only serves to dehumanize transgender people and should not be used." In response to a 2013 episode of CBS's Mike & Molly, GLAAD called out the sitcom for its use of the word "shemale," among other problematic portions of the episode. "The use of the derogatory term 'shemale' is offensive in and of itself," GLAAD said in response to the Mike and Molly episode. "Humor like this is unfortunately much more than 'just a joke.' When a minority group is repeatedly made the object of ridicule, the majority finds it much harder to see them as fellow human beings deserving of dignity and respect, which can have direct real-life consequences. In addition to being hurtful and dehumanizing, it's sentiments like the ones driving these jokes that fuel the disproportionately high levels of discrimination and violence faced by transgender women." When asked for comment on last night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, GLAAD vice president of communications Rich Ferraro responded, "While some drag queens may use the term to refer to themselves, 'she-male' is too often used by others as an offensive term to denigrate and hypersexualize transgender women. Unfortunately, most Americans are still unaware that there is a difference between gay men who perform in drag and transgender women. That's why GLAAD will continue to tell the stories of trans women like CeCe McDonald, Carmen Carrera, and CrossFit athlete Chloie Jonsson." This is far from the first time RuPaul has stoked the ire of trans people. He has famously defended his use of the word "tranny" on Drag Race and in his music, and once claimed that the only difference between a transgender woman and a drag queen was "$25,000 and a good surgeon." To date, RuPaul has not responded to The Advocate's requests to clarify his position on derogatory words used in his show.
This is hilarious.
Are you sneaking up on one another and peering around corners to commemorate Spy Wednesday?
I avoid Woody Allen any chance I have, but I like Turturro and the scene at link is funny. The film got a very good response at Toronto Film Festival (it got an excellent review in the Guardian). Not a shill, just interested in watching a good, light comedy.
Picture it like this: First, you'd be on your knees in front of them and have to service all 3 with your mouth. Then, they'd say "Get on all fours, you whore - we want to use your cunt", and they'd fuck you one after the other, slapping your ass and calling you names, till you had let all of them cum.
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?
It's 4:35 on the West Coast and I just made myself a rum and soda. Am I an alkie?
One in 12 million women suffer. Astonishing.
I think they're very subtle and tasteful
He is 35,unmarried, rarely attends public events with a girl on his arm, no hint of a girlfriend. If he is gay coming out just might help his career at this point. I also think he is very handsome.
Isn't this redundant? I am sending an email invitation out and have the compulsion to write "Please rsvp" despite knowing full well that RSVP means "respond please". But, will it seem rude to the 90% of people who don't know that to not include "please"?
As long as you get a piece of it once in a while?
A few more inches......
Cheryl White Belt Man (mental block)
I just think of that movie and I start laughing.
Primary psychopathy is the affective aspects of psychopathy; a lack of empathy for other people and tolerance for antisocial orientations. Out of 5, I scored 1.8 Secondary psychopathy is the antisocial aspects of psychopathy; rule breaking and a lack of effort towards socially rewarded behavior. Out of 5, I scored 2.9 Conclusion: I'm not a psychopath. What about you?
More than a 30 year age difference ..... How often does this work out ? (yah, yah, I know .... as long as he can afford to pay .... ha ha) .... but seriously, do you know of a lot of success stories ? (I know there''s a whole community out there, so there must be a lot of success .... right ?)%0D\ %0D\ I know of one couple where they met when the younger guy was in his early 20''s and the older guy was in his 40''s ..... neither is ''rich'' .... and they''re still together.
Or are they more like bus drivers? Do you know anyone who drives a train or tugboat?
Other offenses referenced in the revision of capital punishment regulations reportedly include "rape, adultery, sodomy, extramarital sexual relations for Muslims, insulting any verses of the Quran and Hadith, blasphemy, declaring oneself a prophet or non-Muslim, and murder."
Hall posted Williams phone number at NBC and brought out Suge Knight. Apparently he was torked off he was left of the list hinting it was a racial thing. Umm no your ratings suck, your jokes are dated and you are irellevant in Late Night.
Good day, Please, take look at the following offer. Transnational Deliveries incorporated has opened the vacancy of a courier employee. In the event you have received this letter, that means the online recruiting department officers have seen your CV online, as our recruiting department is searching for job applicants on the web. TND inc is a European company which is situated in Poland (Warsaw). This corporation provides retail trade and forwarding of many items (mostly modern electronics equipment) and vending it to European customers. We have been rather prosperous in this business since 2005. Your obligations will involve receiving items and forwarding them via United States Postal Service and a lot of other services. You do not have to put in anything from your pocket. The wage is $1,500 monthly minimal amount and it is based upon every task rate with unlimited peak. The requirements will be the following: - aged 18 years old minimum - be located at specified address on a regular basis - a computer equipped with web option - possess daytime contact dial number. You do not need to have any optional room for storing the products. This letter will be regarded as an official offer of employment and it does not deal with any suspicious activities. In case you are interested, do not hesitate to let us know about it via email.
Is this too bold and ostentatious?
US: Louisiana House votes to keep unconstitutional sodomy law 16th April 2014, 7:14 PM, Nick Duffy The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to keep a sodomy law in the state’s penal code. A bill, sponsored by Representative Patricia Haynes Smith, would have amended outdated “crimes against nature” laws from the 1970s, to remove an unconstitutional ban on homosexuality. Despite the bill passing the House committee stage with a 9-6 vote last week, it today fell by a huge majority in the House, by a vote of 27-66. It was partly blocked by the powerful Louisiana Family Forum, who wrote in a letter to every Representative that said: ”Louisiana’s anti-sodomy statute is consistent with the values of Louisiana residents who consider this behaviour to be dangerous, unhealthy and immoral.” Last year, it was alleged that police had taken advantage of the outdated law, declared unconstitutional in 2003, to specifically target gay men by entrapment. Gay men have been arrested in the state for “attempted crimes against nature”, for discussion of consensual sex in a private place with an undercover police officer. Smith told the Times-Picayune: ”I thought it would do better. “Some of the folks who voted to get it out of committee voted against it on the floor.”
Calling all fraus!!! We are searching NATIONWIDE for TEAMS of OVERWEIGHT CO-WORKERS to compete for a BIG CASH PRIZE - and a slimmer body - on an all new WEIGHT LOSS COMPETITION SHOW for the Game Show Network! * Are you and some of your coworkers struggling to lose weight? * Do you need a cash incentive to get off the couch? * Are you ready to put your money where your mouth is and place a wager on your weight loss? Then we want to hear from you! The Game Show Network is currently searching for co-workers looking to bet on each other in the ultimate weight loss wager competition show. We are especially seeking groups of four or more employees with dynamic personalities who are ready to break the cycle of yo-yo dieting for this new series. If you're ready to play a high stakes game and compete for a cash prize and a slimmer body - now's your chance! TO SUBMIT: Email ALL the information requested below to: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include: 1. Names & Ages of co-workers on your team (coworkers should be cc'd on email) 2. Contact phone number 3. City/State where you live 4. Brief description of your company, and each co-worker's weight issues 5. Recent photographs of you and your co-workers (jpg format please)
Award-winning investigative journalist Robert Parry has been the most consistently dogged and tenacious researcher of the incredible story surrounding the 1980 October Surprise scandal responsible for the defeat of Democrats Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale and the election of Republicans Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. His latest exploration into this arcane yet decisive story (which strikes at the mythology of American electoral democracy) reveals even more details of what really was going on then and the subsequent cover-up by craven criminal and duplicitous forces within the establishments of both political parties. This is not ancient history to be casually dismissed, especially in light of the ongoing effort to coronate Jeb Bush as the presumptive heir to the throne held by his daddy and brother. Since the enactment of the National Security Act of 1947 and the establishment of the National Security State, the United States has under gone a wrenching series of overt and covert transformations of power from one predatory group of elites to another. These extra-constitutional “deep state” actions have included -the stealing of the 1952 GOP presidential nomination by the Dwight Eisenhower forces -the theft of the 1960 presidential election by the John Kennedy forces -the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the assassination of Martin Luther King, -the October Surprise of 1968, -the attempted assassination of George Wallace, -Watergate, -the October Surprise of 1980, -the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, the Iran-Contra scandal, the derailment by blackmail and intimidation of the Ross Perot 1992 presidential candidacy, -the GOP theft of the 2000 presidential election, 9/11, and the stealing of the 2004 presidential election. ------- Don't forget- Bush #1 was director of the CIA, Clinton was a "Rhodes Scholar" for the CIA, and Obama's mom, dad and stepdad worked for the CIA. What strange coincidence!
I'll bray and bray and bray and you fools will lap it up, again and again and again. I bray all the way to the bank.
Wow, he's really let himself go. If I had his money and free time I'd have a personal trainer and nutritionist with me every day and have a body to die for. What's his excuse? And how many men tie their hair into a top knot?
If you had an opportunity to have sex with Bigfoot would you? Would you want him to too or bottom. Be honest please.
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?
Well, she always did have a face for radio.
Just catching up here and watching on DVD. There really should be more homosex on Downton. With Thomas dressing Lord Grantham I would think Thomas would be taking care of His Lordship's cock as well. And Jimmy's cock is begging for attention. And of course, I volunteer to check to see if Matthew's loads are still working at full capacity.
And you know it's because of the gays.
They really tried to push us/me into it, didn't they? Personally I had no interest at all in "friends networks, even less one I was pushed into involuntarily just because I had gmail and a youtube account. Anyway the pushiness seems to have stopped. They seem to be leaving me alone now and none of my email contacts seem to have bothered with it either. Anyone here go with google+ &/or has it been a complete failure?
aka "Chrisley Knows Best" a new series about a Southern family's trials and tribulations with a controlling dad who smells cookies.
I am for the first time in my life. The guy is fat definitely but has a gorgeous face with penetrating blue eyes. He's also very intelligent. But I still like to laugh a big fatties such as Gail Grinds. I feel conflicted almost like I'm being a hypocrite. How can some fatties be attractive and others are well...
Just saw him at Real Food Daily in Santa Monica. He was with a very brainy looking brunette, his girlfriend (they pecked a tiny bit as they were leaving). He's not that tall. But he was very polite and friendly to the waitress.
Actress Valerie Harper shared some great news about her health. “I’m absolutely cancer-free!” Harper told Closer magazine. Valerie added, “My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy. The oncologist looked at the scans and said, ‘Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging!’” Harper announced in 2013 that she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and only had three to six months to live. “I’m now the poster child for not believing everything I’m told,” laughed the TV star. Although her doctor does not like to use the term “remission,” Harper said, “The doctor can only say, ‘In my experience, this cancer kills people and it’s incurable.’ He likes to say, ‘I give you a treatment, and it’s either responsive or non-responsive -- and you are having a phenomenal response.’” “There may come a time when I’m not feeling good,” Valerie admitted. “But then again, that time may never come!”
Is your daughter mulatto?
Why does it seem all the crazy stuff happens in this month?
Are all Capricorns stingy, practical tightwads? Please tell me some redeeming features of Caps.
Age of Aquarius
After Gore Vidal died, I can't think of who it would be.
Finally, someone with the balls and bucks to go up against the NRA on gun reform.
I just started watching. Fucking hilarious. Shame we can't have such a fun talk show here in America. No way celebrities would be so loose and, dare I say a bit debauched, in the US. Maybe because sometimes they drink on the show and get a bit buzzed. Anyway, I love it. The most recent one I saw was Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey). Any other fans?
For r585 in the What books are you currently reading? thread. Just curious - what would you say are the "10 Must Read Gay Books"? I'm thinking "Dancer From the Dance", "Maurice", "At Swim, Two Boys" and the like -- if you were giving a list of the MUST read gay books, what would be on that list?
Who is this guy on the cover?
Signed, The executives of NBC
Qaud and Mariah no longer friends. Dr. Simone is Broke.. Dr. Jackie is fighting mad... and Kari demoted to "friend of Toya"...oh my,
If you haven't seen this, take a look. WOW! This woman has it all...style, stage presence and a fantastic talent. She is a million times better than just about any of the so-called pop "stars" out there who are raking in big bucks. Too bad talent like this has taken a back seat to crap in this country.
I mean seriously. I've been wondering for the longest time why Chris Evans looks so great in the films but not as great in real life. Then I realized, he put on lip gloss and foundation in the film. I originally thought makeup didn't look good in films, but who knew it did and appropriately so.
Looks cheap! I HATE IT.
He is back, this time for Lucas Entertainment. Last year he said he had a bit of regret going bareback on film. But this year, he has changed his mind saying "I think that’s a complicated conflicting message to send, but at the same time I’ve never been America’s sweetheart. I don’t know where the shock comes from. But in terms of just barebacking, I definitely tell all of my friends to be safe. We definitely don’t bareback in our private life with random people at all. And so it was just for that scenario." He also says about performing for Michael Lucas "Performing for Lucas Entertainment feels like my true debut in gay porn in many ways. I have recorded most of my personal life on camera, so doing porn feels like a natural extension of that exhibitionism.” To see Chris latest BB performance go to link below.
There is thread after thread after thread with possibly one person posting endless links. Where the hell did it come from?!
The American Civil Rights Union’s Robert Knight, who has been encouraging Republicans to run on social issues such as hostility to abortion rights and opposition to LGBT equality, now thinks the GOP should campaign on denying the existence of evolution. Citing a Pew poll which shows that belief in evolution has plummeted in the GOP and is now shared by only a minority of Republicans, Knight told the American Family Association’s One News Now that “Republicans have a great opportunity” to expose the “lies that liberals have told over the years” and begin “questioning evolution more than ever.” He also warns that a belief in evolution “leads to terrible things like socialism and communism and fascism and Nazism and the more extreme forms of liberalism in this country.” Knight should take heart that Republicans have been working to undercut the teaching of evolution for decades, and we here at Right Wing Watch hope the GOP embraces this foolproof political strategy. "Evolution is at the core of a left-wing, secular, humanist worldview that has been breathing down everybody's necks in America for years [and telling us that] the best we can do is empower government to make our decisions for us," he offers. "That leads to terrible things like socialism and communism and fascism and Nazism and the more extreme forms of liberalism in this country." The political commentator is encouraged that more Republicans reject the concept – and believes it could bode well for the GOP at election time later this year. "The Republicans have a great opportunity to say Look, we've witnessed the collapse of a lot of lies that liberals have told over the years, and now we're questioning evolution more than ever as a basis for people's worldviews," Knight suggests. "So the dynamics are fascinating – and I think they could add up to an enormous conservative revival in this country."
It’s a bad day to be a working American in Oklahoma–and the first of many to come. On Monday, in response to the cry all across the country–and the response in some cities like Sea-Tac, a suburb of Seattle, Washington–for higher wages Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a bill prohibiting cities in the state from establishing mandatory minimum wages or vacation and sick day requirements. Proponents of the bill echo the tired line that a higher minimum wage will hurt business owners’ profits or, as Fallin put it, “Mandating minimum wage increases at the local level would drive business to other communities and states, and would raise prices for consumers.” While she offered no evidence to support this asinine, substanceless theory, opponents have very clearly laid out what the bill is really about: Oklahoma City citizens’ effort to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from $7.25. Fallin also repeated the oft-echoed conservative lie that “most minimum wage workers are young, single people working part-time or entry level jobs” and “many are high school or college students living with their parents in middle-class families. She claimed that raising the minimum wage would “would require businesses to fire many of those part-time workers,” though no legislation proposed by anyone sets forth a requirement that businesses fire workers–not even this reprehensible piece of legal garbage. In actuality, raising the minimum wage would help get people off of food stamps. The majority of recipients are the “working poor,” largely because of an abysmally small minimum wage. Over 85% of those who would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage are over 20, and about one-third are over 40. The average age of workers who would be affected is 35, with 55% working full-time hours. This simply serves as yet another example of the GOP actively attempting to keep working families as poor as possibly, while dishing out corporate welfare in the form of food stamps and other benefits that would not be as heavily relied-upon if companies just paid workers a living wage and, of course, another shot across the bow in the GOP’s war on the poor.
She left England in about 1907 and never came back, what has she done to deserve being made a dame, the fact she's reached the age of 88? If you were British what would you think of this? Even if you're not British, what would you think of this...putting aside 'gay icon' and 'DL fave' clichés?
As you know, we wrote several blind items about how one young actor was being bullied out of his job by two other actors on an ensemble TV show. It was a really ugly situation. Well, we have just learned about a stunning development! There was SO much fan outcry about his departing the show that the producers have been forced to reverse their decision! Bullygate is over… and Our Actor won! Here’s what happened: During several sit-downs with Our Actor, the producers totally reversed course about his leaving! They apologized for trying to push him out, begged him to stay… and gave him a huge bump in pay! He will now be staying through the end of the show’s final season. The writers also asked him for his input on what to do with his character. To keep the peace on set, they all agreed that his character will break up with the character played by the bully actor who wanted him out. That means Our Actor will now get his own story lines that do not involve the bully and that will minimize the time that he has to film with both the nasty people who tried to force him out. This change will have a direct impact across the show. In fact, it throws it into a bit of turmoil. The producers and writers are now scrambling to modify locations, story lines, characters, and everything else! Of course everyone on the show will publicly deny that it has anything to do with Bullygate… but you will know otherwise! Finally, we have to emphasize that although Blind Gossip wrote the blind items, it was really the fans of the show that made this happen. YOU pushed the producers into doing the right thing. Well done, fans! We’re proud of you! Our Actor: Darren Criss TV Show: "Glee" The Bullies: Lea Michelle & Chris Colfer
Have you ever seen those drawings done by schizophrenics? This is totally what it looks like.
ATLANTA — With a lick of wheat paste, a roller and a stepladder, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a painter and illustrator from Brooklyn, introduced herself to the South, in an unusual way. She plastered a poster with her own face floating above the words, “Stop Telling Women to Smile” on a vacant storefront here, across from a federal courthouse. Then Ms. Fazlalizadeh and her helpers brushed on two dozen more posters she had created. Images of young faces stared back with wary, defiant and no-nonsense gazes above statements such as “My Outfit Is Not an Invitation,” or “Women Do Not Owe You Their Time or Conversation.” The words came from Ms. Fazlalizadeh’s interviews with women about “catcalling,” a form of public harassment by men who feel free to comment on their bodies and demeanor. Women around the country have begun to speak out publicly, in blogs, public writing projects and on the websites of anti-harassment groups like Stop Street Harassment and Hollaback!, which document and research the problem. Many women have said they feel objectified and demoralized by sexual comments made on the street, and Ms. Fazlalizadeh has transformed their feelings and images — she photographs the women and then creates pencil drawings — into a major public art project. Local artists, as well as the students and professors from Georgia State University who had invited Ms. Fazlalizadeh here, passed paste, steadied the ladders and even tried their hand at plastering the row of storefronts on Forsyth Street. Jessica Caldas, a visual artist, watched the posters take form. “Something a lot of people take for granted as normal and acceptable is being shown for the impact it has,” she said. Street harassment, though, is hard to define precisely and then to challenge legally, experts say. A growing body of research shows that it is a problem affecting where women live, how they get to work, when they go out and how they dress, said Laura S. Logan, an assistant professor of sociology at Hastings College in Nebraska, who has studied catcalling for years. “The challenge has been there are so many behaviors that can go into street harassment on a continuum, from ‘hey baby’ to contact,” she said. “It also presents a first amendment challenge: Offensive speech is not illegal.” Still, she said, “the negative consequences are pretty well documented: fear, anger, distrust, depression, stress, sleep disorders, shame and anxiety about being in public.” Beth Livingston, an assistant professor of human resource studies at Cornell University, said verbal harassment is “more pervasive than workplace harassment, but there are less policies and laws to deal with it.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she said, “very, very recently has started to ask questions about this, to see if this could be a pervasive public health issue or problem.” Laurie A. Combo, a New York City councilwoman from Brooklyn who is the chairwoman of the Committee on Women’s Issues, said Tuesday that she is calling on the Council to revisit the issue. In 2010 the Council held a hearing on the matter. “We have evolved as a society, and there is no place for catcalls, lewd gestures, inappropriate language and unwarranted comments about the physical characteristics of a woman’s body,” Ms. Combo said in a comment her office sent by email. Ms. Fazlalizadeh did not wait for any official notice to start her art project, called “Stop Telling Women to Smile.” It took off about 18 months ago when she began making nighttime forays in her Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood with a brush, roller and her own self-portraits. (Though wheat pasting is illegal in some places, she has never been cited, she said.) She has since moved to Bushwick and interviewed and created portraits of about 15 women. Spread largely by social media, her poster campaign has appeared in Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta. A Kickstarter campaign last fall raised $34,000, allowing her to travel the country to meet women, and create and hang new work. In March, Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland, Calif., began an exhibition of her series, featuring the original graphite-on-paper drawings, oil paintings and photographs. “This is all about how women’s bodies are consumed and are considered public property for display, comment and consumption,” said Ms. Fazlalizadeh, a soft-spoken, direct and contained 28-year-old from Oklahoma. “Women need to start talking about their daily moments because it’s the smaller stuff that affects the larger things, like rape, domestic violence, harassment in the workplace.” She has heard all manner of stories, ranging from come-on call outs of “hey baby” to a woman in Los Angeles whose friend was shot for not giving a man her phone number. She has found some broad regional differences: Female drivers in car-centered cities like Los Angeles are often approached by men also in their cars. Women in New York tend to face street harassment. “New York City is the most aggressive I’ve experienced in the country,” said Zahira Kelly, a 31-year-old visual artist and writer who lives in Savannah, Ga. “I cannot walk down the block without multiple men yelling at me or trying to grab me.” The caption on the poster with her picture reads, “I Am Not Here for You.” “I cannot put on a pair of Bermuda shorts on the hottest days,” Ms. Kelly said. “It affects your self-esteem, because you get critiques you never asked for.” While there have been many art projects on street harassment over the years, Holly Kearl, the founder of Stop Street Harassment, said, “No one else has done anything like this,” adding, “Her images are very accessible.” Ms. Fazlalizadeh, who is of black and Iranian descent, often focuses on minority women, but a previous series focused on gun violence against young black men, showing gun targets superimposed over their portraits. As she worked Friday on Forsyth Street with students and members of Eyedrum, a local art and music organization, a man from a nearby apartment building shouted, “Stop telling women to smile?” He laughed. “You don’t know some of the women I know. They need to smile.” Two people who said they were federal workers wondered what the fuss was about. “Is this some kind of feminist thing?” one, a woman, asked. The other, a man, said he wondered if women dressed to attract attention. Ms. Fazlalizadeh hung her self-portrait Friday at the Krog Street Tunnel, a site for graffiti and street art. By Sunday night, the poster had been defaced with a spray-painted smile over Ms. Fazlalizadeh’s face and the words “Force It” underneath. Posters in other cities have been defaced, and some women who had posed for her said they had been the targets of nasty comments. But Ms. Fazlalizadeh said women have also stopped her on the street to say thanks. While her message has political overtones, she is adamant that it is art, foremost. “I don’t mind being thrust into an activist role,” she said. “Art is very important for that. It’s not someone preaching to you on TV. Visual art, especially, is right in your face.” “I like that,” she said.
Will this be an all-black remake? Dihanne Carroll and Billy Dee Williams for Roman and Minnie!
She apparently had Igtay Otaronay disease.....
Ugh. How much HGH have Dawson and Connor had to inject to look like the Incredible Hulk. They're repulsive. And where the hell is Lucas, Cade, and Brent. Link NSFW
In related news, dozens of caftans flapped in the wind as people ran to their local KFC for feeding time.
Look exactly like Kurt and Courtney. It's eerie.
Joe Flacco turns me on. I can''t find any shirtless pics, but he has a great body and sexy face. %0D\ %0D\ Who''s your favorite?
No matter how good looking the lead is, I post a thread on him and no one answers it or very few people answer it. I wonder why that is since someone like Matt Bomer and his lame-ass brainless show could get pages of responses when these superhero films which are no more brainless fail to garner responses? Especially Captain America. No one seems to care about him even though he's much better looking than Matt Bomer. And any of myriad amounts of men who are deemed good-looking on the DL?
Whoa! It's sure to be a flop, but he looks great.
Looks like people really are tired of this now self-important boring ass shit. Or could it be Jon Hamm's tiresome god complex turning people off? Or the fact that the show wanted to take year long or more breaks and expects people to keep drooling over it like lemmings?
"Oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a scientist''s video and slides that demonstrate the oil isn''t degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor."
Jacques Cousteau''s illegitimate son
Kelvin Matthews’ birth certificate is probably free of homophobic slurs, but don’t tell that to Sprint customer service, who sent him an email addressed to “Sissyboy Kelvin Gay Matthews” after he reported receiving messages from a closed account. We don’t know about you, but we think we’ve just found our new Porn Star Name. Matthews, who for the record does not “live a homosexual life,” expressed his concerns to Sprint, who apologized profusely: “We have apologized to Mr. Mathews and deeply regret what happened over the weekend. Mr. Mathews should never have received this email from our representative. We have dealt with that employee appropriately.” Sprint then offered him a new business account with an iphone and two free months’ service. Hey, we’ve been called worse for less in return, and who knew that “sissyboy” would be the homophobic slur du jour for this spring?
I just watched an E! special about Bond Girls throughout the ages. I can't WAIT until I'm old enough to be tapped for that role! I'll knock you're socks off!
We know she's going to run. Who do you think has a shot at being considered for her running mate? Who will she choose? Idea for thread came from R46 on another thread
Conservative pundit Erik Rush is linking President Obama to the shooting rampage of a former Ku Klux Klan grand dragon directed at two Jewish organizations outside of Kansas City that left three people dead. On his radio show Tuesday, Rush accused the Obama administration and the media of promoting “anti-Israel sentiment” and “fomenting racial discord between various races.” “The anti-Semitic tone that is being tolerated, in my view, by so many in this country and as a result of the tone I believe that the administration and the press have set, they’ve chosen to capitalize on every racist incident that has happened when it is in the interests of their agenda or their ratings, fomenting racial discord between various races, between blacks and whites and the anti-Israel sentiment has become pretty much epidemic,” Rush said. “I’m kind of surprised that we haven’t seen more in the way of anti-Semitic violence.”
"The Contract Is Up!!" "Does David Tom Smell Cookies?" "Simon Hall....." "Footballers in Love" - - - - Seriously, ENOUGH already.
Jimmy Kimmel is catching up to Fallon in the ratings. Where is Jay when we need him? "Speaking of Fallon, last night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon drew a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 with a total viewership of 4.456 million. That’s down 17% in both categories from the show’s February 26 results. While Fallon was down to his lowest number since taking over The Tonight Show, the other Jimmy was up strong and closing the 11:35 PM gap. With a much stronger Thursday primetime as a near lead-in and Scandal’s Kerry Washington as his main guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live got a 1.0 rating in the demo and an audience of 3.555 million. That’s a 100% leap up among the 18-49s from the night before for Kimmel and a 44% rise in viewership from the 2.456 million viewers of his February 26 show. Last night’s JKL was actually the show’s second most watched episode ever after the 3.642 million who watched the January 24, 2013 “Matt Damon Takeover” show. CBS’s David Letterman had a 0.5 rating with 2.710 million viewers, a slight upturn from the night before. Still the fourth show of the second week of Fallon’s new gig equaled the 1.4 rating that Conan O’Brien got on the fourth night of his second Tonight Show week on June 11, 2009. While the demo rating was on par, like the night before Fallon bested O’Brien’s comparable night’s 3.565 million viewers. Like in metered-market results, Fallon was ahead of the 1.14 rating and 4.066 million viewers that Jay Leno got on the comparable night of his Tonight Show return in 2010.)"
Or just flabby (NSFW)?
Did she ever write an autobiography? She said Michael Jackson had the worst childhood she''d ever been privy to. But that her''s was second- what did she mean? And I read that her 4 kids each got a $100 million from her estate, but what was her relationship with them?
The Ladies Of The View- past and present- will gather in May for Baba's big shove-off. But the article doesn't mention Debbie Matenopoulos.
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?
"Let’s let people live their lives and do it the way they want to do it. All the chips will fall in the end, and we’ll all be judged by a much higher power than Entertainment Weekly can." What a bitch!
So here are suggested film titles. "Californicatin' Raisin" "Brown and Serve Slut" "Hotter Than Hell"
They've been on the air for what, two months??
I haven't been to America for a long time now but I used to like their stuff a lot...not fantastically a lot, but quite a lot. What's it like these days? They were closing a lot of their stores-do they even have stores any more or is it all online now?
John Gotti Jr. was stabbed in a mysterious incident near the Syosset (Sigh-OS-set)train station in November of 2013, and lived. In February of 2014 Gary Melius, the owner of Oheka Castle, was shot in the head, and lived. Oheka is only about 9 minutes away from the Syosset train station. Gotti said he broke up a fight at the train station and that's how he got stabbed. Right. He clammed up at the station house. Melius couldn't think of a soul that would wish him harm, claimed he didn't see the shooter, and clammed up at the station house. Who'll be the next victim? To the Mattresses!
Their FB pages which would lead you to believe Jerry or whatever keyboardist only died yesterday. Vacations planned around Wide Spread Panic shows. Their absolute refusal to listen to any other kind of music. Their absolute insistence that the only reason you don't "get it" is because you haven't heard this 34 minute version of this song. Or seen them live, yes, I have twice. I could cut the B.O and reefer smoke with a knife. "But you should've seen them 3 days later in Tuscon, that was the show." The only other thing more annoying about them is most of them are Libertarians or even Republicans or the the type of uninformed liberal that makes people become Libertarians or Republicans.
For R186 from another thread. Have not seen last night's episode but am in love with this cast. For once I prefer the US to brit versions.
Does anybody know what''s going on with Scott Evans? I''m a huge fan and miss seeing him on my TV since he departed the Llanview program. He had a guest spot in an episode of Rubicon in September, but that''s it. In an August interview, he said he was filming a movie on Cape Cod called Dead Reckoning, but there''s no listing for it on IMDb. His twitter page is no longer. I miss him!
The Following starring Kevin Bacon started tonight on Fox. He plays a former FBI agent. James Purefoy stars as a killer. It is being called a psychological drama.
Most underrated comedy of ALL TIME! Christine Baranski's character fucking kills me. You prefer ALIEN LOVE! BASTAARDDDD! BASTAARRDDDDDD! That poor dog in heels. Terrence Stamp. I find Eddie Murphy to be the weakest link of the entire film, and even he is pretty damn good. I think this is Steve Martin's best work. Criminally underrated.
Will there be tears? Hugs? All of the View co-hosts to join together to bid farewell to Walters on May 11. Set your DVR's, bitches!
He makes the sign of the cross every 2 or 3 minutes. I think he's trying to defend against "impure" thoughts he is having toward me.
Who's your favorite? Mine is Duffman from [italic]The Simpsons[/italic]
Caption this photo!
I knew it was coming but didn't know how or why, and then to see Chrissie, Sam and Zoe all together in a bar... with Pauline's doggie doorstop... Well, in a word, wow! And say goodbye to Andy Hunter, too...! Any other EastEnders fans care to weigh in?
Reporter for CBS Miami. What do we know about him?
Manny! Manny! MANNY!!
SOME people aren't fans of big-bummed reality star Kim Kardashian but one man claims to have a PHOBIA of her. By Andy Wells/Published 16th April 2014 Despite being one of the most desirable women on the planet, retail assistant Mike Amess is not in the queue for Kim's hand, and instead breaks out in a cold sweat whenever he sees or hears her. And it's not just Kim – Mike is petrified of the entire Kardashian clan and he reckons he VOMITS in disgust whenever he sees saucy pics of them. The 24-year-old from Exeter explained: "Just hearing the sound of the Kardashians' nasal voices or catching a glimpse of them on screen makes me feel nauseous and shaky. "My hands get clammy, my breathing gets heavier and I start sweating. "Sometimes, I get teary and want to retch." Gay Mike says his fear of the Kardashians started when he watched Kim's now notorious sex tape when he was just 17. He revealed: "I was raised Catholic and growing up, I tried to repress my sexuality and deny that I was gay. "Loads of the boys at school were going on about how good Kim Kardashian's sex tape was. "I thought I'd give it a watch in the hope it would turn me on. "I downloaded the video and watched it secretly in my bedroom. "But the sight of Kim writhing around with her huge bum and the sound of her horrible high-pitched wailing repulsed me. "I really wanted to be aroused by her so I kept watching it but she made me feel more and more upset. "By the end of the tape, I had burst into tears. The experience left me terrified and I never wanted to see Kim's face again. "I have come to terms with my homosexuality now but my dread towards her has never left." Unfortunately for Mike, Kim's fame has soared since the sex tape was made public and now he also has to put up with her equally-famous sisters. Describing the siblings as a "mess", Mike said: "They make my stomach churn, I hate it. "I dislike everything about them, especially their physical appearance. I don't understand how anyone could find them attractive. "I can't stand their voices either. They're so whiny and shrill - it really gets under my skin." Mike said that he now misses out on vital celebrity gossip as he has to avoid magazines that feature Kim or her sisters. And the infamous video for Kanye West's Bound 2, which features the rapper and a topless Kim, even made Mike THROW UP. He said: "Seeing Kim naked, with her boobs bouncing about like that brought back memories of that horrendous sex tape. "It was like reliving that incident all over again. "Before I knew it, I was sweating like a pig and throwing up." Mike's love life has also suffered because of his phobia – he claims the gay community are big fans of the Kardashians and he had to break up with a boyfriend after they clashed about watching an episode of Keeping Up WIth The Kardashians. Refusing to seek help for his phobia for fear of being laughed out of the doctor's surgery, Mike instead relies on the support of his friends. He added, "I have to get my friends to go through a newspaper or magazine before I read it and rip out any pages which contain pictures of the Kardashians. "Although my mates are supportive, they always make fun of my fear and play practical jokes on me... "They find it hilarious but they don't realise how traumatic it is for me. "I wish I wasn't scared of the Kardashians."
I feel sorry for this kid.
Has anyone here stopped home cable and internet service and gone totally cellular? I'm thinking of doing it because Comcast is our only local cable provider and they're expensive as hell. Do you miss anything about not having home service or has the cellular only experience been good?
Anyone else watching ?? I LOVE this show. Talented folks all around. But no one as cute as last season's Adolfo and Eddie
Anyone else get "Bradley Cooper" vibes from him?
Has anyone seen the commercials for this new reality series? I was surprised that it's a reality series when I Googled it because the commercial's production values look like it's for a standard half hour sitcom. It's supposed to be about a self-made millionaire, his wife and five kids. But, is this man not screamingly gay? And the son who comes to the door in the commercial pings to high heaven.
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